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Sunday, September 30, 2012

South Goa administration takes major decisions to ease traffic ...

MARGAO: In a significant development, the South Goa district administration, on Thursday, took some major decisions to ease traffic congestion within and ...

Anti-sand mining group assaulted in Pernem - Times Of India

MAPUSA: The sand mining mafia allegedly assaulted activist Raghoba Mahale and others at Pernem on Saturday night. Mahale along with the panchayat body ...

Antarctica cargo sails from Goa

PANAJI: Cargo to sustain the two Indian stations in the icy environs of Antarctica set sail from Goa's warm environs recently. Mostly year-long supplies of food ...



Curry calling

Times of India
Far-flung travellers from all over the world are planning 'cooking expeditions' to Indian backwaters and beaches, to soak in the scent of Indian spices and sweetmeats. Cooking holidays, a concept synonymous with gourmet destinations like Italy, Greece ...

India's Goa makes pitch for rare bats forests for heritage site

Bikya Masr
NEW DELHI: India's Goa state is hopeful that forests home to a rare species of bats will be included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The forest department, in its draft letter to global cultural body, has said rare "Wroughton's free-tailed bats ...

V for Vendetta: Now, Congress says BJP using cops for 'revenge'

Times of India
PANAJI: The Congress in Goa has accused chief minister Manohar Parrikar of using the police for revengeful politics, which has resulted in the total collapse of law and order in the state. Briefing the media on Saturday, Curtorim Congress MLA Aleixo ...

'No intention to kill in Balli riots'

Times of India
MARGAO: The CBI has charged the 14 accused in the death of two tribal youngsters during the Balli agitation last year with culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The state crime branch had earlier charged the accused with murder. The case had been ...

Barge owners sail into Cabo with memo

Times of India
VASCO: Following a decline in the barge business due to problems faced by the mining industry, a delegation of Goa barge owners' association submitted a memorandum to governor B V Wanchoo on Friday . The delegation led by GBOA president Atul ...
 

RPF notes dilemma of BSF parents

E-Pao .net
Imphal, September 29 2012: Following the recent spate of bomb attacks, parents of around 180 Constables undergoing training in a BSF camp at Thoubal have applied to the IGP of Panaji, Goa to let their wards stay in Goa until the situation cools down in ...

Plea to control coal pollution in Vasco

Times of India
VASCO: Mormugao port and railway workers (MPRW) union has requested all the stake holders, including staff of MPT and concerned workers, to unitedly take measures to control coal pollution in Vasco, so that the business is not affected. A J Peters ...


Querer e poder: Bakers justify hike in pao price

Times of India
PANAJI: The popularity graph of bakers, who were eagerly awaited at dusk and dawn for pao, is likely to slide after the hike. But a few bakers justified it, stating that rising cost of flour, firewood and labour left them little choice. The hike is a ...

Trajano D'Mello wants CM to quit

Times of India
PANAJI: Lambasting the state government for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, Lokancho adhar president Trajano D'Mello said that "the common man is not safe in the state." D'Mello referred to the recent theft of a vehicle ...

Policy row: Baga may get few more shacks

Times of India
PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday indicated that some kind of relaxation may be given for more shacks on Baga beach. CCTVs in shacks may also be re-considered. But the government may not agree to double the deck beds per shack.

Goa Common Entrance Test, go! But not for BPharm, BE admissions

Times of India
PANAJI: Goan aspirants for medicine and dentistry seats will have to answer the national eligibility cum entrance test (NEET) from March 2013 and not the Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET), as per the state government's decision. But the GCET will still ...

Cops bust gambling den at Chimbel

Times of India
North Goa superintendent of police Vijay Singh, along with a team from the Calangute police station, raided a gambling den at Indiranagar in Chimbel. In all, 13 persons were arrested and 11 motorcycles belonging to the gamblers were attached. Cash of 2 ...


Sudip Tamankar attracts high court rap

Times of India
PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Friday imposed costs of 20,000 against Sudip Tamankar, now a Congress spokesman, for filing a PIL seeking a direction from the court to the government to initiate an inquiry into the appointment of Ashok ...


Fields of gold: Crops get an 'intense' touch

Times of India
CALANGUTE: A paddy planting technique from Madagascar could be the next big thing in Goa's agriculture sector if the harvest of trial kharif crops meet expectations. It's called SRI-system of rice intensification, and is being tried on an experimental ...
 

V for Vendetta: Now, Congress says BJP using cops for 'revenge'

Times of India
PANAJI: The Congress in Goa has accused chief minister Manohar Parrikar of using the police for revengeful politics, which has resulted in the total collapse of law and order in the state. Briefing the media on Saturday, Curtorim Congress MLA Aleixo ...

On Monday, your pao will still be Rs 2.50

Times of India
MARGAO/PANAJI: The All Goa Association of Bakers has deferred its October 1 pao price hike to later, following a meeting with chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday. In a statement issued in the evening, association president Agapito Menezes said, ...

Keel-laying ceremony of offshore patrol vessels at Goa Shipyard Ltd

Times of India
The keel-laying ceremony of the first of the new class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Indian Coast Guard was held at Goa Shipyard Ltd, Vasco, onFriday. IG S K Goyal, PTM, TM, deputy director general (M&M) of Indian Coast Guard, did the honours ...
 

Fields of gold: Crops get an 'intense' touch

Times of India
CALANGUTE: A paddy planting technique from Madagascar could be the next big thing in Goa's agriculture sector if the harvest of trial kharif crops meet expectations. It's called SRI-system of rice intensification, and is being tried on an experimental ...

Konkani musical show at Taleigao

Times of India
A 'Konkani kantaram musical show' will be held at the Taleigao community centre's hall, Taleigao, on October 2 at 7.30pm. The show is being organized by the newly formed Centro Social e Cultural Sao Minguel de Taleigao. An office-bearer of the ...

Draft electoral rolls to be open for scrutiny from Oct 1 to 31

Times of India
PANAJI: The draft electoral rolls of parliamentary and assembly constituencies in Goa relating to the special summary revision of rolls with reference to January 1, 2013, as qualifying date, will be published on October 1. The electoral rolls will be ...

Parrikar visits Baga beach to unshackle shack policy

Times of India
This beach stretch is one of the main bones of contention with the new beach shack policy reducing the number of shacks here, one of the most lucrative beach stretches in Goa. "As per my calculations, if a shack occupies eight meters width, then 26 ...

Former casino GM lodges plaint against casino director

Times of India
PANAJI: A former general manager of a South Goa casino has lodged a police complaint against a director of the casino management stating that he feared for his life as he had constantly opposed their policies which he claimed were destroying Goan ...

Tourism industry in Goa adapting solar energy; hotels use solar ...

While in Spain, the official World Tourism Day host, and the rest of the world, tourism day functions will focus on 'Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering ...

Mining in Goa a rogue industry

The National
When the Bharatiya Janata party government came into power in Goa in April, it cracked down on iron ore traders by calling on them to register for verification, which scared off many, he adds. The new state government is also introducing various ...



10-year-old boy sodomised in Goa juvenile home

IBNLive. com
Panaji: A 10-year-old boy was sodomised by three inmates of a government-run juvenile delinquent home at Merces, on the outskirts of the capital, a probe by a government committee revealed on Saturday. The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in its ...

Goa, the most preferred destination for travellers - Times Of India

MUMBAI: An online travel site has released its monthly travel report derived from live buyer data. The latest report covers facts about domestic holiday ...

 

Live in Goa - Indian Express

Live in Goa - A little over a year after its first gig in Mumbai, Live from the Console expands to Goa for a two-day festival In July last year, soon after Bandra's ...

Tribals' claim over forest land to be srutinised by GPS-based software

Times of India
MARGAO: The South Goa district administration will take the aid of geo positioning system ( GPS)-based software to scrutinize the claims received by the forest rights committees ( FRC) from tribals under the forest rights Act. Over 1700 claims have ...

Beach shacks without 'smoke' this tourism season

Times of India
PANAJI: The cool breeze on the beach will rustle through the beach shacks, but it will not be laden thick with the whiff of tobacco, as the government has decided to make these much-frequented structures hookah and tobacco-free in the upcoming tourism ...
 

10-yr-old boy at Goa shelter home allegedly sexually assaulted

Hindustan Times
Goa Police have registered a case of sodomy against two staff members and a few inmates of a state-run shelter home for children who allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy living in Panaji. Police spokesman said here that case was registered at ...

Federation Cup: Goan rivalry set to be renewed

Northern Voices Online (blog)
Siliguri, Sep 27 (IANS) The second semifinal of the 34th Federation Cup is expected to offer a feast of creative football as the two most accomplished sides of the country – Salgaocar SC and Dempo SC – lock horns at the Kanchanjungha Stadium here Friday.

Goa: 10-year-old boy sodomised in juvenile home

Zee News
Goa: 10-year-old boy sodomised in juvenile home Panaji: A 10-year-old boy was sodomised by three inmates of a government-run juvenile delinquent home at Merces, on the outskirts of the capital, a probe by a government committee revealed Saturday.

Ban sought on sale of agricultural land in Goa

IANS
Goa's land revenue code should be altered to accommodate the ban, he said. Khalap said that vast tracts of agricultural land was often bought and then clandestinely converted for commercial purposes for dubious eco-tourism projects. Booming real estate ...


After Manipur blast, parents want sons to return from camp

TwoCircles. net
Panaji : Parents of over 180 police constables undergoing training at a Border Security Force (BSF) battalion camp in Manipur want their sons to come back to Goa because they were "scared" of terror attacks in the northeastern states. Petitioning ...

Israeli ex-soldiers holidaying in Goa are dehumanized: Goa church

Milli Gazette
In an open letter of solidarity addressed to the Jerusalem Inter-Church Centre and Kairos in Palestine, the Council of Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), a social arm of the influential Catholic Church in Goa, Father Maverick Fernandes expressed concern ...

 

Angry over media expose on illegal mining, locals hold journalists hostage in Goa

India Today
Several national journalists who were in Goa to participate in the workshop on green pen were held hostage by the people dependent on mining in remote village of Curpem, 80 kms from Panaji. The villagers who numbered more than 100 stopped the bus in ...

India Toda


Ban sought on sale of agricultural land in Goa

Zee News
Ban sought on sale of agricultural land in Goa Panaji: Former union minister of state Ramakant Khalap has asked Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to ban the sale of agricultural land to non-agriculturists so that the state's "vast agricultural heritage ...

Man held for assault, freed on bail

Times of India
Thieves strike at four places in Margao: Unidentified thieves struck at four different places in Margao on Thursday night, but only one of these cases was registered at the Margao police station until late evening. Police sources informed that a flat ...
 

Pacheco to take up shack owners' cause

Times of India
MARGAO: A large group of shack owners met at Betalbatim on Friday following which Nuvem MLA Francisco (Mickky) Pacheco promised to take up their demand for the rolling back of the shack policy with chief minister Manohar Parrikar. At the meeting ...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Homestay attack rattles tourism in district

Times of India
These types of incidents happen in all places, even in Goa and other places. Concerted efforts are needed from the state as well as the stakeholders to market this place as a backwater, medical, health, heritage, spiritual and religious tourism ...

Forest Rights: 1700 tribal claims so far

Times of India
South Goa district collector, N D Agarwal, who chaired a review meeting over the implementation of the Act on Thursday, disclosed that over 1,700 claims have been received by the FRCs so far. Quepem tops the list with 710 claims, followed by Canacona ...

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How will the hike in bread prices affect the common man?

Times of India
I support the increase in prices of bread, but not a steep hike from 2.50 to 4 as this will badly affect the poorer sections of society. Prices of ingredients like flour and sugar have gone up and it is becoming very difficult for the bakers to keep ...

Don't transport coal from stockyard: Goa State Pollution Control Board to ...

Times of India
PANAJI: Following an order from the high court of Bombay at Goa allowing the unloading of a coal consignment at Mormugao Port Trust's (MPT) berths 10 and 11, Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Friday issued directions to MPT that coal and ...
 

Journalists held hostage by 'mining affected folks'

Times of India
PANAJI: A group of journalists from three states, who were attending a workshop on environment at Rivona, were restrained for two-and-half hours by a group of 80-odd people believed to be affected by the closure of mines in Goa. The journalists were on ...

'Goenchim Lharam' in Panaji today

Times of India
1-day meditation course for children: Goa Vipassana Samiti will organize its monthly, one-day meditation course for children aged 8 to 15, on September 30 from 9.30am to 3.45pm at 'Queen Laura', opposite Patrao Plaza next to Axle Heights, on the road ...

'Ore verification, an eyewash'

Times of India
PANAJI: Anti-mining activists on Friday said that the directorate of mines and geology "has no business verifying the quantity of iron ore lying at jetties and in lease areas", adding that the exercise is just an "eyewash" to fool the people of Goa ...

No more cash for Goa board toppers

Times of India
PANAJI: The Goa board of secondary and Higher secondary education wants to put to rest even the last few remnants of the merit system. The board had done away with the tradition of declaring the fifty toppers at the Class X and XII Goa board exams in ...

Environment in shackles

Times of India
PANAJI: Relaxing ambience and highly-rated food served by beach shacks have added value to Goa's tourism profile, but greens feel the government's policy to bring some order on the state's shoreline overrun by temporary structures and beds, needs ...

Mining supporters besiege visiting journalists in

Zee News
Mining supporters besiege visiting journalists in Panaji: Angry locals, dependent on mining for livelihood, Friday detained around 30 journalists at Curpem village, around 80 km from Panaji. The journalists were on a field visit as a part of three- day ...

Goa is Krystle's second home!

Times of India
For popular actress Krystle D'Souza (seen as Jeevika in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hain) Goa is her favourite destination. And why not? With pristine beaches and beautiful sunsets, Goa beckons all! Says Krystle, "Goa is one of my favourite ...

Goa: Angry locals detain journalists

Business Standard
... dependent on mining for livelihood, today detained around 30 journalists at Curpem village, around 80 km from Panaji. The journalists were on a field visit as a part of three- day workshop organised by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and ...

Cigarettes have NOT been banned in Goa

Firstpost
Yesterday, social media was abuzz with news that 'cigarettes were banned' in Goa, thanks, in large part, to a Times of India report headlined Sale of cigarettes banned in Goa. No, the sale of cigarettes are not banned in Goa, so relax, and look forward ...

Kunal Khemu reveals why Go Goa Gone is different

Bollywood Life
The makers of the movie are excited about introducing a new genre called 'zom-com' to Bollywood. And we dig in to find out how 'new' it actually is – and will it really work? The buzz about the Kunal Khemu-Vir Das-Anand Tiwari starrer Go Goa Gone has ...

Goa pitches for heritage list berth

Zee News
Panaji: Making its representation to get Goa region of Western Ghats included as world heritage site by UNESCO, the state forest department has said that its forests are the only home on earth for rare species of bat - The Giant Indian Mastiff. The ...

State level monitoring committee for national animal disease reporting system ...

Times of India
PANAJI: The state government has constituted a state level monitoring committee for national animal disease reporting system under the chairmanship of director (Animal Husbandry) with immediate effect. The Government of Goa has constituted the ...

Get a gourmet tan at the Sun & Sand food fest

IBNLive. com
Called 'Sun & Sand', the fest brings under its umbrella relished barbeques and other recipes from shores of the world, including favourites from India's most popular beach, Goa. Cooking up something for both non-vegetarians and vegetarians, the ...

Old problems come to fore at meeting on World Tourism Day

Times of India
JK Rao, who promotes the state's only Cruise n Dine floating restaurant, rued that Goa which has 120 km of coastline had plenty of cruise tourism while the state endowed with 400 km of coastline, unfortunately had only one. He sought the state ...

95% of shops in Panaji market illegal: Corporation of the City of Panaji

Times of India
PANAJI: Nearly 95% of the 500 shops in Panaji market are being run illegally. This was disclosed by Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) commissioner Sanjit Rodrigues at the monthly CCP meeting on Thursday. No action has been initiated but CCP will ...

 

'Rollback new shack policy'

Times of India
The aggrieved shack owners gathered near the Panaji church square and shouted slogans decrying the policy. They then went in a rally to the tourism department office in the city. They could be heard shouting "amchim shack-am amkam zai" (we want our ...

Mayem locals demand better bus services

Times of India
BICHOLIM: Residents of Poira ward in Mayem village have demanded bus services from Bicholim to Mapusa via Poira-Corjuem in order to end their woes due to irregular plying of passenger buses from Bicholim to Poira. Commuters, especially students, are ...

Family tries to protect girl's honour, assaulted

Times of India
VASCO: Vasco police have arrested four persons on charges of assaulting a family of four including seriously injuring a 19-year-old boy late on Thursday evening. A brawl took place at Mangor hill when the Lamani community got together at Durgamata ...

Congress lectures govt on law & order in Goa

Times of India
PANAJI: Expressing concern over the deteriorating law-and- order situation in the state, the Congress on Thursday demanded that the BJP government bring the situation under control in the next couple of months or the people will agitate to protest this ...

Morcha demands restart of mining operations

Times of India
PANAJI: Workers from various iron ore mines in the state held a morcha in Panaji on Thursday demanding that the government take immediate steps to resume mining in Goa. The morcha was held under the banner of the Goa Mining Labour Welfare Union, ...

10 shops damaged as tree branch falls at Assonora market

Times of India
MAPUSA/BICHOLIM: Ten shops were damaged after a branch of a huge peepal tree came down crashing in the Assonora market in the early hours of Thursday. Three shops were totally damaged while seven were partially damaged. The incident took place ...

Special train on Vasco-Yesvantpur route on Sept 18 - Times Of India

VASCO: South western railway has decided to run a one-way express special train between Vasco da Gama, and Yesvantpur ( train no.07312) on September ...

Now, pay more for your daily pao

Times of India
MARGAO: The price of pao, the loaf of bread the baker delivers every morning, will go up by 1.50 from Monday. The 50 gm loaf will cost 4, up from the existing 2.50. This was decided by the All Goa Association of Bakers at an executive body meeting on ...

 

'Illegal mines listed in Shah report should be reforested'

Times of India
PANAJI: All mines listed in the Shah commission report as 'illegal' should be classified as 'degraded mining areas' and earmarked for rehabilitation and reforestation, the Goa Bachao Abhiyan (GBA) stated. The approvals granted to all mining leases have ...


Goa makes CCTV cameras compulsory in beach shacks

Newstrack India
Panaji, Sep 26 (IANS) The Goa government's new beach shack policy, which was unveiled Wednesday, has made CCTV cameras mandatory in beach shacks in order to keep an eye out for anti-social elements or potential terror threats. The beach shack ...

Godwin Franco: We expect Salgaocar to come hard at us

Goal. com India
Dempo midfielder Godwin Franco is confident of securing a favourable result against Goan rivals Salgaocar in the second semi-final of the Federation Cup 2012. The winner will face East Bengal in the final after they eked out a 1-0 victory over ..

Goa Shipyard Declares and Pays Dividend for Financial 2011-12

By Shipbuilding Tribune
Shri A.K. Antony Hon'ble Raksha Mantri Govt of India was presented a dividend cheque of Rs 8.77 Cr. by RAdm (Retd) Vineet Bakhshi VSM Chairman & Managing Director Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) in New Delhi on September 25, 2012.

Sale of cigarettes banned in Goa - Times Of India

PANAJI: Goa government has asked all shops and establishments and eating outlets not to sell tobacco products in any form. The establishments have been ...

Karnataka's beach tourism shackled by rules: Experts

Daily News & Analysis
Goa-based tourism consultant Gunakar Shetty felt that "Goa could capitalise on the opportunities to develop tourism in a concerted way. The government, people and the stake holders clubbed their efforts to create a conducive atmosphere for development ...
 

Goa govt launches SMS alert facility for HIV patients

Business Standard
... HIV patients. Press Trust of India / Panaji September 27, 2012, 10:25 ... The state-run Goa State AIDS Control Society (GSACS) has worked out an arrangement with various mobile service providers in the coastal state to launch this unique facility ...

60-yr-old man arrested for killing partner in Goa

Zee News
60-yr-old man arrested for killing partner in Goa Panaji: A 60-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his live-in partner at Anjuna beach village near here, police said on Wednesday. Anjuna police arrested Ubaldo Fernandes last night for ...

Goa pitches for heritage list berth with rare bats in forests

Business Standard
Making its representation to get Goa region of Western Ghats included as world heritage site by UNESCO, the state forest department has said that its forests are the only home on earth for rare species of bat – The Giant Indian Mastiff. The forest ...
 

PIL in SC to restrain resumption of mining in Goa

Business Standard
The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition filed by an NGO, Goa Foundation, also sought setting up of a special probe agency to investigate the alleged loss to the state revenue, the illegalities committed in mining activities and the connivance of ...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Goa Board to retain marks-cum-grades system

The executive committee of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has decided to retain the system of showing marks as well as grades in the results of the students appearing for its SSC as well as HSSC examinations,



Navhind Times Golden Jubilee School Quiz

The Navhind Times Golden Jubilee School quiz is a made-for-TV quiz event that will consist of 12 Taluka-level quizzes ... All quizzes will be telecast on Goa 365.

Facebook Bug Creates Wall Posts That Can't Be ... - The Blog Herald

By James Johnson
Block Someone Want to post a message to a friends wall that they can never delete? If you follow the steps for a recently discovered Facebook bug that impossible to delete post is a possibility. Here is how the bug works. Once you block a ...

'Help bring our kids back to Goa'

Times of India
PANAJI: Parents and relatives of the Indian reserve battalion personnel from Goa who were sent to Manipur for two months duty and training have appealed to the state's chief minister, Manohar Parrikar to help bring them back to Goa. They gathered ...
 

GSPCB opposes plea to unload coal shipment at MPT berths

Times of India
PANAJI: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) on Thursday filed an affidavit before the high court of Bombay at Goa opposing a petition filed by a leading sponge iron manufacturer seeking permission from the court to unload its coal shipment at ...


Trucker trouble: Group, owners fight over 'fee'

Times of India
MARGAO: A scramble among the truck owners to obtain registration forms issued by the state directorate of mines and geology led to some tense moments at the office of the South Goa progressive truck owners' association at Curchorem on Wednesday.


Carlos Santana may rock Goa next year

Times of India
PANAJI: Mexican-born American rock guitarist Carlos Santana is likely to perform in Goa in mid-January next year. Tourism minister Dilip Parulekar told mediapersons on Wednesday that the internationally-acclaimed musician was to visit Goa later this ...


Justice for 'rural' Goa

Times of India
PANAJI: The state government will set up two gram nyayalayas (mobile courts) soon in Valpoi and Sanguem. The pilot project aims at bringing justice to the common man's doorstep and expediting the disposal of pending cases. The Gram Nyayalayas Act ...


Choral music concert at Panaji

Times of India
PANAJI: Choral Ensemble, Goa, and Music Lovers Society (MLS) will organize a choral music concert at Kala Academy, Panaji, on September 30 at 6.30pm. The programme includes choral music by the Stuti Choral Ensemble, Goa, directed by Miguel Cotta ...


Mapusa jewellers directed to install security cameras

Times of India
MAPUSA: Following the September 16 murder and robbery at a jewellery shop in Mapusa, the Goa Jewellers Association (GJA) held a meeting that saw the attendance of 61 goldsmiths on Wednesday where it directed all its members to install CCTV cameras ...


E-waste collection drive at Damodar college

Times of India
An e-waste collection drive is underway at Shree Damodar College of Commerce and Economics, Margao. Electronic or electrical products (other than batteries/tubelights, CFL/ink cartridges and toners) that need to be disposed off can be dropped off at ...


Met department hopes for rain to break long dry spell

Times of India
PANAJI: A low pressure area developing over the Bay of Bengal has caught the attention of state meteorologists, as they hope for some relief from the longest dry spell of the monsoon season at its concluding stage. The meteorological centre at Altinho ...


For now, helmets compulsory for riders on all roads

Times of India
PANAJI: The state has decided not to go ahead with making wearing of helmets compulsory for pillion riders in the first phase of implementation. "We are of the view that both - the rider and pillion- should use helmets but we'll do it in a phased manner.


Scrap toll and parking fees: Tamankar

Times of India
PANAJI: All Goa private bus owners association president Sudip Tamankar has demanded that the government scrap toll and parking fees at bus stands in the state. Tamankar said with the rise in inflation, the government should stop collecting toll and ...

Tour operators rue lack of infrastructure, promotion of tourism

Times of India
JK Rao, who promotes the state's only Cruise n Dine floating restaurant, rued that Goa which has 120 km of coastline had plenty of cruise tourism while the state endowed with 400 km of coastline, unfortunately had only one. He sought state government ...

Goa govt directs shack owners to install CCTV cameras

India Today
Tourists dotting Goa beaches will now have to be cautious before mingling into any form of anti-social activities, as they would be monitored by 'electronic eye', henceforth. The Beach Shack policy approved by Goa government on Wednesday, has directed ... 


Goa govt bans restaurants, eateries from selling tobacco products

Hindustan Times
The Goa government, on Thursday issued directives to all eating premises and establishments in the state not to keep, sell or provide any tobacco or tobacco products in their premises. These products include cigars, cigarettes, biddies, gutka and hukkah.

Drugmakers in India's Goa must truck in clean water

FiercePharma Manufacturing
The Goa Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association is now pleading to the state government to invest in water infrastructure so manufacturers do not have to incur the cost of having water tanked in and then doing additional purification, Pharmabiz reports.

Kaal Dhamaal Maalamal might not release in Goa

Filmi Tadka
Every film, these days, has to be in some controversy otherwise it is incomplete. After Son Of Sardar and Oh My God, it is Kaal Dhamaal Maalamal's turn to face the heat. The Goan Catholic Welfare Union (GCWU) has vowed to not let the movie release in ...

Goa amends compulsory helmet rule

indiablooms
Panaji, Sept 27 (IBNS): Goa transport department Thursday amended its decision of making helmets compulsory for two wheeler riders and pillion riders on all roads in the state making wearing helmets optional for pillion riders.

Tourism conducive environment needed: Deputy commissioner

Times of India
He noted that unlike Kerala and Goa, the tourism infrastructure in Mangalore was not developed all around. Yathish Baikampady, CEO, Panambur Beach Development Project, suggested that introduction of seaplanes here and luxury lines from Kochi to ...

Bondla zoo trips to be more educational

Times of India
PANAJI: Which is the biggest deer? In India, it is the sambhar. Visitors to the Bondla zoo may find questions like these staring at them everywhere, but not the answers below them. Earlier, small placards provided information about animals at the zoo ...

Goa govt launches SMS alert facility for HIV patients

Hindustan Times
Next time if an HIV patient in Goa misses his monthly drug regimen, he will get an SMS alert reminding him about the dosage. The state-run Goa State AIDS Control Society (GSACS) has worked out an arrangement with various mobile service providers in the ...


Hindustan Times

GMB and Carillion start talks

This Is Wiltshire
Contractors Carillion have spent more than six months looking into allegations that one junior manager had been 'intimidating and threatening' Goan workers over restrictions on taking more than two weeks annual leave at once, affecting their ability to ...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Goa sees black flag protests on World Tourism Day

Times of India
Beach shacks, which are small temporary restaurants erected on the beaches, serve food and drinks and are popular among tourists particularly foreigners visiting the coastal state of Goa. The shack owners are opposing the terms of the new temporary ...


'Explore coastal Karnataka's unique characters for Tourism development'

Hindu Business Line
Participating in an interactive session at the World Tourism Day celebration organised by the Dakshina Kannada District Administration here, Yatish Baikampady, Chief Executive Officer of the Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project, suggested several ...

Goa Foundation files PIL in SC against illegal mining

Times of India
NEW DELHI: A petition was on Wednesday filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday t to restrain the resumption of iron and manganese ore mining in Goa amid a judicial commission estimating a loss of 35,000 crore to the exchequer due to illegal mining ...


Goa Shipyard Ltd presents cheque to defence min

Times of India
GOA: Goa Shipyard Ltd's (GSL) chairman and managing director RAdm (Retd) Vineet Bakhshi on Tuesday presented a dividend cheque of Rs 8.77 crore to defence minister A K Antony in New Delhi. Shekhar Agarwal, secretary defence production, and other ...

Goa govt launches SMS alert facility for HIV patients

Zee News
The state-run Goa State AIDS Control Society (GSACS) has worked out an arrangement with various mobile service providers in the coastal state to launch this unique facility. GSACS Project Director Dr Rajnanda Desai told PTI that several patients are ...

Zee News

Goa Catholics Offended by 'Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal'

Daijiworld.com
The Goan Catholic Welfare Union (GCWU) has threatened to disallow the screening of the film in the state if "objectionable" scenes in it are not deleted. "If the film is screened in Goa we will protest. We will make sure that it is not shown," GCWU ...

PIL filed in Supreme Court for ban on mining of iron, manganese in Goa

Economic Times
NEW DELHI: A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking a court direction to stop illegal mining of iron and manganese ores in Goa. The PIL filed by the Goa Foundation, an NGO active in the state, also sought a ban on all trade activities ...

Mapusa murder case

Police release Mapusa murder suspect's sketch

Times of India
MAPUSA: The police have released a sketch of one of the suspects involved in the September 16 theft and murder case at a jewellery shop in Mapusa at 1.30pm. They have also announced a reward of 25,000 to anyone who provides valuable information to ...

Eateries in Goa to be tobacco-free

Times of India
PANAJI: Eateries will soon be free of tobacco products. The government has issued directives to all eating premises and establishments in the state not to keep or sell or provide any tobacco or tobacco products in any form (cigars, cigarettes, biddies ...


Here, hotels too sunbathe

Times of India
PANAJI: While in Spain, the official World Tourism Day host, and the rest of the world, tourism day functions will focus on 'Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development', in Goa, the tourism industry is already adapting to ...


MPT 'snubs' GSPCB order, handles coal at two berths

Times of India
PANAJI: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) inspection team has observed that the Mormugao port trust (MPT) has continued coal handling at berth nos 10 and 11 even after it was asked to stop coal and coke handling at the said berths. GSPCB ...


Goa CM: Won't comment on madman's complaint

Daily Pioneer
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar termed the criminal complaint filed against him for allegedly abetting the suicide of a suspended assistant geologist in the wake of the mining scam, as the work of a madman. Speaking to mediapersons three days after the ...


GTDC chief refutes allegations

Times of India
PANAJI: Refuting allegations that Goan water sports operators were being portrayed in negative light, Goa tourism development corporation chairman Nilesh Cabral said the GTDC will go ahead with the decision of empanelment of the operators. Addressing ...

Shack numbers fall, licence fees rise

Times of India
PANAJI: A 10% reduction in shacks on congested beaches, installation of CCTV ... This year 329 shacks will be allowed, of which 223 will be in North Goa and ...

Eight Vasco residents rescued from drowning off Baina beach

Times of India
MARGAO: Eight people from Varunapuri, Vasco, were rescued from drowning by lifeguards late Tuesday night after they ventured into the sea at Baina beach for immersion of the Ganpati idol and were caught in a strong current of water flowing seawards.


6 South Goa jetties inspected

Times of India
MARGAO: Three teams of the directorate of mines and geology constituted to check the quantity and grade of iron ore stacked at the jetties, descended on the jetties located in Curchorem and Sanvordem on Wednesday. Sources said the teams inspected the ...

Goans and all stakeholders must ensure cleanliness: Tourism ministry

Times of India
It follows the charge that the government has failed to keep Goa's beaches and other public places free of garbage. "No matter how much garbage the ...

So, you think Goa's hot?

Times of India
Goa tourism minister Dilip Parulekar told TOI that illegalities on the beach, which is the most visible face of Goa to tourists, will not be tolerated any ...

Flights of fancy

Times of India
GOA: With the Goa tourism season officially beginning on October 1, the first tourist charter flight-a Saudi Air jet-will land at Dabolim on October 6. M Suresh, director (airport), Airports Authority of India (Goa) said 738 charter flights have so far ...


Inter-college event at Mapusa

Times of India
PANAJI: The department of bachelor of business administration (Travel and tourism), St Xavier's College, Mapusa, will celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27 at the college hall. The theme chosen is 'Tourism and sustainable energy: Empowering ...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Shacks in Goa to have electronic eye

Business Standard
Shacks dotting the Goa beaches will now have to install CCTV cameras round-the-clock as per the Beach Shack Policy guidelines adopted by the state government today. "All shacks will compulsorily have to install CCTV cameras and shoot the activities ...

What makes Goa perfect for a family holiday?

iWantSun
One of the most famous features of Goa is its amazing beaches. In fact, the state is home to 105 km of Konkan coastline, which attracts countless tourists ...

Sale of cigarettes banned in Goa

Times of India
PANAJI: Goa government has asked all shops and establishments and eating outlets not to sell tobacco products in any form. The establishments have been directed ""not to store or sell tobacco products in the form of cigarettes, cigars, biddies, gutka ...

Shacks in Goa to have electronic eye

Press Trust of India
Panaji, Sep 26 (PTI) Shacks dotting the Goa beaches will now have to install CCTV cameras round-the-clock as per the Beach Shack Policy guidelines adopted ...

'Go Goa Gone' was once in a lifetime experience: Kunal Khemu

IBNLive. com
New Delhi: Actor Kunal Khemu, who will be next seen in the zombie comedy 'Go Goa Gone', says the film was once in a lifetime experience for him due to its unusual theme. The film has Kunal, Vir Das and Anand Tiwari playing three friends who go from ...

IBNLive. com

Flats burgled near CM's residence in Goa

Business Standard
Burglars struck just a few metres away from the private residence of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in Mapusa town and decamped with cash and other valuables worth Rs 35 lakh, police said today. Some miscreants entered two flats near the residence ...

60-yr-old arrested for shooting live-in partner in Goa beach village

Daily News Analysis
A 60-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his live-in partner in a village at the Anjuna beach near capital Panjim, police said on Wednesdaay. Anjuna police arrested Ubaldo Fernandes on Tuesday night for allegedly shooting his partner ...

Goods worth Rs 17 lakh stolen from Margao garments' shop

Times of India
While Imtiyaz, in his complaint, said that the thieves made off with 35,000 cash, besides bridal saris and designer churidars worth 17 lakh, the Margao police said that the complainant has failed to substantiate his claim. Imtiyaz said that the unknown ...


Mickky takes up fisherwomen's cause

Times of India
MARGAO: Two months after fish vendors from the old fish market at Margao were evicted during an anti-encroachment drive, Nuvem MLA Francisco 'Mickky' Pacheco demanded that the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) allow the 'traditional' vendors to ...


Cops on lookout for 'suspicious' Nigerians

Times of India
MARGAO: Investigations by the Margao police into the case of " prize money scam" based on a complaint by a woman from Arlem on Monday, have led the police to believe that the fraud is the handiwork of Nigerians. Margao police are now on the lookout for ...


Suicide should not be an option: Art of Living convenor

Times of India
MARGAO: Expressing his dismay over the recent spate of suicides, including those of college and school students, general physician and convener of the Art of Living, Venkatesh Hegde, has provided two numbers-9422063255 and 9423884822- that will act ...

Will the delay in shack allotments affect tourism?

Times of India
PANAJI: It will definitely affect tourism. The tourists who have already arrived here have no proper accommodation. Usually, the forms are out by September 15. The authorities have assured us that they will be out by Friday. It takes at least a month ...

Goa State Pollution Control Board to restart verification of 48 mining leases

Times of India
PANAJI: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) will restart the entire process of verification of 48 mining leases in connection with the alleged excess production of iron ore in their respective mines. Speaking to mediapersons, chairman of the ..


Nuvem MLA questions south Goa police competency

Times of India
MARGAO: Nuvem MLA Francisco 'Mickky' Pacheco refused to let his recent row with South Goa superintendent of police Allen de Sa die down and mocked the South Goa police for being unable to crack down on matka activities in the district. He also ...


Export market development to assist local entrepreneurs

Times of India
In order to encourage local entrepreneurs to improve their export market and support Goan industries to establish their goods firmly while generating growth and employment, the state directorate of industries, trade and commerce runs the Goa state ...


High court sets aside acquittal in corruption case

Times of India
PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa recently set aside an order passed by a special judge in 2004, acquitting Bhimraj Sagar, an officer of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Vasco, in a disproportionate assets case investigated by the Central ...

Goa govt to check, compute iron ore before exports

Hindu Business Line
Goa government has constituted several teams to inspect and quantify the iron ore stacked at various points in the state before allowing it to be exported, a senior official said today. The state government, in its order dated September 10, had decided ...

A matter of survival

Times of India
PANAJI: Considered one of the better industrial estates in Goa-up there with Verna Industrial Estate and Kundaim Industrial Estate-Pilerne Industrial Estate's basic infrastructure, say its stakeholders, is still very short of the desired. "The ...


Vijai Sardesai to meet chief minister over water sports issue

Times of India
MARGAO: Upset with the way the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) was going about with its plans to empanel water sports operators in Goa, the South Goa water sport operators association claimed that the GTDC was trying to portray local ...


Mormugao Port Trust: Goa State Pollution Control Board order on coal berth ...

Times of India
PANAJI: Asserting that the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) inspection report of Mormugao Port Trust's (MPT) coal handling berths does not recommend stoppage of operations, MPT chairman P Mara Pandiyan said GSPCB's directive stopping ...


Cabinet set to clear posts for Goa Lokayukta today

Times of India
PANAJI: The state government is creating around 36 posts for the office of the Goa Lokayukta. Sources said the matter pertaining to the creation of the posts will come up before the state cabinet for approval on Wednesday. The office of the Lokayukta ...