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Monday - Apr 15, 2013
PANJIM: Casinos, a key attraction for tourists visiting Goa, contributed a healthy Rs 135.45 crore to the state government's coffers in fiscal 2012-13. According to official figures, casino industry paid Rs 135.45 crore in the form of various taxes, including entertainment, entry, liquor licences and port charges (from casino vessels anchored off the state's coast). The revenue was collected
Sunday - Apr 14, 2013
PORVORIM: While village panchayats have powers to grant or revoke licenses for projects, gram sabhas do not have these powers and can only perform the role of watchdogs or advisory groups whose recommendations are not legally binding on panchayats, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said in the Goa legislative assembly on Friday.
Sunday - Apr 14, 2013
CALANGUTE: A mob of taxi drivers and owners created a chaotic situation in Calangute on Saturday morning. They protested against the owner and editor of a travel magazine which had made derogatory remarks against tourist taxi drivers. The situation threatened to go out of hand when someone pelted a few stones at the residence of the magazine owner, and in return, somebody
Sunday - Apr 14, 2013
PANJIM: With the post of state information commissioner and the post of chief state information commissioner falling vacant, pendency of cases has been piling in the Goa state information commission. According to official information, the pendency is as follows; total appeals pending are 506, total complaints pending are 440 and total penalty cases pending are 129. The post of state information
Sunday - Apr 14, 2013
PANJIM: The neglect of the agriculture sector in the state by the government has led to a dependence on other states for agriculture products like vegetables, milk and poultry. This observation was made by Manoj Kamat, economic expert, while speaking at a seminar 'Looking forward to industrial growth through new investment policy-2013', on suggestions for the new industrial policy for Goa.
Sunday - Apr 14, 2013
Panjim: The high-handed decision by the Goa Government not to allow the public meeting which was scheduled on April 15th at Vasco to highlight the 14th January Vasco rape case has been strongly condemned. Addressing a press conference in the city today, Adv. Aires Rodrigues the lawyer for the father of the rape victim has stated that the decision of the government not to allow
VALPOI POLICE SIEZE TRUCK TRANSPORTING IRON ORE ILLEGALLY
Saturday - Mar 30, 2013
VALPOI: The Valpoi police on Friday early morning seized a Karnataka-registered truck transporting iron ore without any valid documents or permit at the Onda bus stop. According to sources, some residents stopped a truck transporting ore in the early hours of Friday. When they asked the truck driver, Suresh Naik, whether he was carrying with him any relevant documents for transporting the
Saturday - Mar 30, 2013
MARGAO: Catholic across the state united in prayers, sung songs of repentance, observed fasts and abstained from the worldly comforts to observe Good Friday, the day, Jesus Christ was crucified. The statues of the crucified Jesus were lowered from the huge crosses in many churches recalling the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at the mount Calvary, 2000 years ago.
Friday - Mar 29, 2013
PANJIM: Bollywood continues its uncharitable portrayal of Goa and Goans with the country’s first zombie comedy movie “Go Goa Gone” to be produced by Saif Ali Khan. The state government warned the filmmakers it would act if Goa’s image is tarnished with its purported portrayal of zombies and rave parties in the movie. Actor-producer Khan has been issued a notice
Friday - Mar 29, 2013
PANJIM: A crucial report unravelling alleged nexus of drug peddlers, politicians and police in Goa would be tabled in the ongoing Budget session of Legislative Assembly before April 15, a senior member said Thursday. "The report, which runs into thousands of pages, has meticulously probed all aspects of this nexus and will be tabled in the ongoing budget session
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