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Goa gears up to usher in Christmas festivities

Saturday, December 24, 2016

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Though the tourism industry is still reeling under demonetisation aftermath, Goa is all set to usher in the Christmas festivities with all churches in the coastal state planning mid-night mass on Saturday. The usual hustle and bustle in the markets across the state remained unaffected despite demonetisation, as people were seen crowding the places to buy …

Goa govt slashes VAT on petrol by 6%

Friday, December 23, 2016

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Panaji: With assembly polls in Goa round the corner, the state government on friday announced 6% reduction in the value added tax (VAT) on petrol, bringing down its price to Rs 60 per litre. “The VAT on petrol has been reduced from 15% to 9%, which has brought down its price to Rs 60/ litre,” …

Atanasio Monserratte forms own party, desires to contest against Parrikar

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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Panaji: Unattached Congress legislator Atanasio Monserratte on Wednesday announced the formation of his own political party ahead of the Goa assembly polls and expressed his desire to contest against Union Minister Manohar Parrikar from Panaji constituency. “I wish I could fight Parrikar. I have a feeling that I would even defeat Parrikar. For me it …

Demonetisation is “firebombing” of 99% honest people: Rahul Gandhi

Friday, December 16, 2016

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Panaji: Mounting a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the demonetisation drive launched by him was “firebombing of 99% honest people” and not a “surgical strike”. The Congress vice president, however, did not speak about “personal corruption of the PM” he had threatened to reveal recently. The attack …

Free Internet data, talktime for Goa youth from December 5

Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Panaji: In line with the central government’s Digital India initiative, the Goa Government will launch its ambitious scheme providing limited free talk time and Internet data to the youth in the state on Monday. “Goa Yuva Sanchar Yojana will be unveiled on Monday. It will be launched across the state providing 100 minutes talk time …

Goa to host world’s best travel bloggers in a bid to promote

Friday, November 04, 2016

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Goa is set to host 15 of the world’s best travel bloggers between November 12-22 to showcase its rich cultural diversity, history, food, adventure and luxury experience. “The event being billed as ‘Escape2Goa’ partners with social enterprise, Leave UR Mark, and is expected to reach 4.5 million people across 30 countries digitally, 5 languages and …

Goa’s renowned perfume specialist found dead in Apartment

Friday, October 07, 2016

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Panaji: The naked body of a renowned woman perfume specialist, Monica Ghurde, was found at her residence in a village near Panaji, with police suspecting that she was raped and murdered. “We received information about the incident late Thursday’s night. We found her body in naked condition while the flat was burgled,” Police Inspector Rajesh Kumar, …

PoK strikes: Cong slams Parrikar’s felicitation

Monday, October 03, 2016

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GOA: Goa Congress on Monday criticised the felicitation planned by state BJP unit for Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar here over the surgical strikes by the Army in PoK, saying the BJP was trying to “sell” the anti-terror operation to extract political gains. “What is needed is motivating our armed forces and if the BJP wants …

BJP for alliance with MGP; latter says only on its terms

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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While BJP legislators in Goa today unanimously favoured continuance of alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party for the next year’s Goa Assembly polls, the latter said it will go it alone if not offered “satisfactory” terms. “Till now there have been no talks of alliance with BJP. When talks start, we will not compromise on the …

Goa Church organ rejects draft Goa tourism masterplan

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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Ahead of the crucial public hearing on the draft tourism masterplan and policy, Goa Church’s Centre for Responsible Tourism (CRT) today rejected the document alleging that locals were excluded from the process. “Having read the news about the public hearing to be conducted by the Department of Tourism on the draft tourism masterplan and policy …

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