Frog eating tradition in Goa criticised

Tuesday, June 07, 2016


Goa’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Ajai Saxena has questioned the state’s tradition of eating frog meat terming it as against the food chain. “People in Goa claim that eating frog meat is a tradition. I don’t understand what kind of tradition is there when you are disturbing a food chain,” Saxena said here addressing …

Goa’s fresh brew Feni to sport ‘Heritage Spirit’ tag

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Panaji: Goa’s Feni is all set to go places as the state government gets ready to amend the four-decade old Excise Act to give the traditional brew a ‘Heritage Spirit‘ tag. According to the reports, Commissioner of Excise, Goa, Menino D’Souza said.”The state government will move an amendment to the Goa Excise Duty Act, 1964, …

Special drive against drunken driving : Goa Police

Saturday, April 23, 2016


Panaji:  It is said that drinking is injurious to health and  If you are in Goa and thinking to drive your vehicle after consuming liquor it is more likely that you will end up in jail this weekend. So folks be careful!! Goa police has announced special drive against drunken driving in the state during …

Goa looks at medical tourism to boost footfalls

Thursday, April 21, 2016


After beaches and hinterland, Goa government is now looking at promoting medical tourism, encashing on the state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in the state. “Medical tourism is an upcoming tourism segment as several super specialty medical facilitiesare being opened up in the state both by thegovernment and private sector,” Director of Tourism Sanjiv Gauns Dessai said. ALSO …

Goa to shut loan settlement scheme for mining dependents

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


The Goa government has decided to wind up its ambitious scheme providing one-time settlement of bank loans of people dependent on iron ore mining industry, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said. The scheme will be wind up on Thursday due to poor response from borrowers, who have piled up huge loan liabilities in different national and …

Goa seeks to defer hosting National Games

Friday, March 18, 2016


Goa has sought to defer hosting National Games owing to the possibility of early assembly elections, Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said. “The National Games were tentatively finalized from November 5-19. However, due to the possibility of an early Assembly elections, the state has requested the Indian Olympic Association to defer the hosting of the Games …

Goa: Economic Survey Report To Be Tabled In Next Session

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Goa government will not table the Economic Survey report of the state during the ongoing Assembly session. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told reporters that the government will table the crucial Economic Survey report during the next session of the state Assembly. “There is no compulsion to table it during the Budget session, though traditionally it …

Def Expo: Govt begins inquiry into notices issued to agitators

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Goa Government today initiated inquiry into the notices issued by South Goa district administration today against the agitators protesting Defence Expo to be held later this month. “Deputy collector has a right to issue notices to the people if he fears law and order situation. He can use his quasi-judicial authority. Still, I will inquire …

46 countries to participate in Defence Expo in Goa

Monday, March 14, 2016


The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has come out strongly in support of the defence exhibition (DefExpo), saying that it “should be strongly leveraged to develop ‘Brand Goa’ in many ways”. With more than 977 companies and 46 countries registering for the upcoming Defence Expo scheduled in Goa, the Defence Ministry has said the event …

Over 5,000 participants to run in Goa Marathon

Saturday, March 12, 2016


The fifth edition of half Marathon will kick off on Sunday from the Sports Authority of Goa ground, Campal, organised by the El Shaddai Charitable Trust in association with the Goa Athletic Association, Council of the City of Panjim and the Goa Tourism Development Corporation. It will attract more than 5,000 marathoners from across the …

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