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Sunday, October 7, 2012

'Over 90% visiting onshore casinos are Goans'

Times of India
"(But) our transaction records, including credit card details and CCTV footage, show very clearly that the number of customers gambling are overwhelming locals," says a South Goa-based insider who has been in the industry for the last seven years. He ...

Going nuts? MGP attacks Cong, GF, Shah commission & everyone else

Times of India
PANAJI: The Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) on Saturday appealed to the Goa Foundation, who had approached the Supreme Court on illegal mining, to withdraw the petition "in the interest of the people" and discuss the same issue with the state ...

2 breakdowns break down NH 17 traffic for nearly 4 hrs

Times of India
The last queue probably saw people miss their trains and flights, the latter especially, as this is the main route to get to the Dabolim airport from North Goa. Some among the hundreds caught in the jam said ambulances were also stuck in the queues ...

Cash for pregnant women

Times of India
PANJI: North Goa is one of the 53 districts across the country where Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) is operational. As per the centrally sponsored conditional maternity benefit scheme to improve the health and nutrition status of pregnant ...

Centre should create financial package for mining-affected: BJP

Times of India
PANAJI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa has demanded that the central government formulates a financial package to rehabilitate the weaker sections among those affected by the halt in mining activity in Goa, at least till legal mining resumes.

'Sliced bread no threat to pao'

Times of India
PANAJI: The makers of the traditional Goan pao, who have been in the news in recent days for demanding a hike in the Goan breakfast staple, feel that the increase in price will not affect their customer base as the packaged variety of bread is no ...

'PoP idols a result of apathetic police'

Times of India
"Goan artisans would never indulge in making PoP deities. The idols must have been sold by shopkeepers in cities like Panaji. The sale of such idols could have stopped if the government machinery had kept a check on all idols being sold at shops. PoP ...

Expo push to travel & tourism industry

Times of India
... Govt of India, state tourism departments/organizations like Tourism Corporation of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Himachal Pradesh Tourism department and Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, & Goa Tourism.

Londa-Vasco train services disrupted

Times of India
South western railway authorities have made arrangements to ferry passengers between the two points. According to P C Chako, Vasco railway station manager, "Goa Express 12780/ 12779, Chennai Express 17311, Amravati Express 18047, Nizammuddin ...

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