Post Tagged with: "Goa"

Rafale papers: Increase CM Manohar Parrikar?s security, says Cong

Rafale papers: Increase CM Manohar Parrikar?s security, says Cong

PANAJI: Apprehensive over attempts on the life of chief minister , Congress has written to President and has urged the to enhance Parrikar?s security cover. In light of the revelations made in a recent telephone conversation allegedly between BJP minister Vishwajit Rane and an unidentified person indicating that Parrikar possessed […]

Stinky garbage along Mapusa to Siolim road finally cleared

Stinky garbage along Mapusa to Siolim road finally cleared

SIOLIM: In a relief to residents and commuters, the Siolim-Marna panchayat has finally cleared the tonnes of garbage strewn along the forested road from to the village. On Saturday, the panchayat cordoned off the eastern side of the road with a 100m-long mesh to prevent further littering along the roadside. […]

The mighty doors of Cabo Raj Bhavan open to the commoners

The mighty doors of Cabo Raj Bhavan open to the commoners

PANAJI: Landlocked between the concrete jungles of Dona Paula, the scenic locale of the still resonates its glorious past while its natural surroundings give one therapeutic magnificence. The historical location, which also doubles up as the Goa governor?s place of residence, used to be one of the least accessible hill […]

?Chimbel IT project will also burden infrastructure?

?Chimbel IT project will also burden infrastructure?

PANAJI: With activists and others pledging their support to the villagers of in their agitation against the setting up of an park in the area, locals on Saturday reiterated their opposition to the project at a public meeting. Various speakers criticised the project and said it would affect the village?s […]

Digging works near Coco beach under lens

Digging works near Coco beach under lens

SALIGAO: The attorney of Nerul comunidade has brought to the notice of the north Goa comunidade administrator of digging works being undertaken in the institution?s property near the beach. The digging work is being undertaken by some unknown persons, apparently for construction of toilets and laying of electricity poles. The […]

Bank staff to go on strike from January 8

Bank staff to go on strike from January 8

COLVA/PANAJI: Goa bank employees? association () has called a two-day general strike on January 8-9 in response to a call by the National Trade Convention. All major trade unions have decided to oppose the ?nakedly pro-capitalist and pro-corporate economic policies? of the Narendra Modi government. ?In the name of development, […]

Hoteliers livid at tourism minister?s proposal for law to cap room tariffs

Hoteliers livid at tourism minister?s proposal for law to cap room tariffs

PANAJI: Grappling with dropping footfalls particularly in foreign arrivals this season, and tour operators are angry with the statement by minister Manohar Azgaonkar that he intends to bring in a legislation to cap tariffs as well as prices of food served in hotels. Upset with this statement, trade stakeholders say […]

Handcuffs for rape accused: Court order likely on January 14

Handcuffs for rape accused: Court order likely on January 14

COLVA: Betalbatim gang-rape Ram Bariya and Sanjeev Pal were brought handcuffed before the sessions court by the police. DySP Anthony Monserrate said that they had received orders from the court. He said that after following prescribed procedures, they moved an application before the court and received orders to handcuff both […]

Overpriced hotels hurt tourism, may regulate room tariffs: Minister

Overpriced hotels hurt tourism, may regulate room tariffs: Minister

PANAJI: Hit by low footfalls this tourist season, the state government is gearing up to correct the wrongs that have given an impression of Goa being sold as an overpriced destination. minister Manohar Azgaonkar told TOI that the government is mulling an amendment to the Tourist Trade Act to regulate […]

Russian operator to end charter operations in state from January 12

Russian operator to end charter operations in state from January 12

PANAJI: Even as the tourism industry in the state is grappling with a decline in international , there?s more bad news. Pegas Touristik, a Russian tour operator which operates about 300 each season, has decided to discontinue its operations in Goa from January 12. Joao Xavier ?Bush? Miranda of Cicerone […]