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Neither taxis nor GST, foreigners blame stringent visa rules for drop in arrivals

PANJIM, Jan. 16 -- As mudslinging has begun over the drop in tourist arrivals with every association blaming the other and pointing fingers at the State government, there seems to be another secret 'v... Read More


Lobo blames CM for nuisance on beaches, low-grade tourist arrivals

PANJIM, Jan. 16 -- Even after being reprimanded by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the past, Dy Speaker Michael Lobo continued his tirade against the CM. On Tuesday the Calangute MLA blamed the Chi... Read More


Petrol to cost Rs 1.12 more in Goa

PANJIM, Jan. 16 -- Three months after the State reduced tax on petrol and diesel on the Centre's directions, the State government has hiked VAT on petrol by 2 per cent (from 13 to 15%). After the hik... Read More


Study of environment in villages of Poinguinim and Loliem commences

Canacona, Jan. 16 -- 'Dakshin Foundation' entrusted with environmental study in South Goa. Government of Goa has entrusted the study of environment in the villages of Poinguinim and Loliem in South Go... Read More


Govt on fast-track mission to destroy Goan identity: Goencho Avaaz

PANJIM, Jan. 16 -- Goencho Avaaz on Tuesday said that the BJP-led coalition government has no right to celebrate Opinion Poll Day on January 16, as the government is on a fast-track mission to decimat... Read More


House at New Vaddem gutted in fire

VASCO, Jan. 16 -- A house in the thickly populated New Vaddem area caught fire resulting in loss of Rs 4 lakh. The house of Nazareth Rebello situated near the Noorani Masjid at New Vaddem caught fire... Read More


SGPDA market renovation on cards; work estimated to cost Rs 25 crore

MARGAO, Jan. 16 -- Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardessai announced plans to make over the entire South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) market at Margao at the cost of aroun... Read More


Time to rededicate efforts to preserve the identity

Goa, Jan. 16 -- On the eve of Opinion Poll Day, the new kid on the block - Goencho Avaaz - has spoken of a dream that the past generations of this land had for Goa which led to the demand of a separat... Read More


Meeting reviews work of cleaning Walvanti River

BICHOLIM, Jan. 16 -- A joint meeting of the Walvanti Bachao Abhiyan on Tuesday took a step forward for an inter-departmental coordination to streamline the process of cleaning the Walvanti River at Sa... Read More


It's all airy fairy

MARGAO, Jan. 16 -- Goa State has received Rs 19.17 crore under the National Ayush Mission. However, the Ministry of Ayush as not received a single utilisation certificate from the State of Goa. Accord... Read More