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Goa media urged to overlook tourism-related misadventures

Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) | August 11th, 2010: With sensational scandal after scandal tumbling out in Goa, the state tourism department is losing sleep over the large doses of adverse publicity received by the beach tourism-oriented state across the globe, and has urged media to overlook tourism-related misadventures. After virtually imploring the media to “overlook” administrative shortcomings, top state tourism ...

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HC Raps AAI for Allowing Amit Shah’s Party Meeting Within Goa Airport Premises

New Delhi: The Bombay High Court at Goa on Wednesday (August 16) criticised the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for allowing Amit Shah to hold a party meeting within the premises of the Dabolim International Airport in Goa on July 1. The civilian airport in Goa functions within the naval air base. The court was hearing a petition filed by advocate Aires Rodrigues, The Hindu reported, ...

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Goa BJP complains to EC of ‘fake news’ ahead of bypoll, report alleges Parrikar will return to Delhi if defeated

Panaji, Aug 17 The BJP today filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against a “bogus news” being circulated on social media, which says that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may go back to the Centre if he loses the upcoming assembly bypoll in Goa. Parrikar, who is contesting the Panaji Assembly bypoll scheduled on August 23, said the fake news shows the ...

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Goa news: Withdraw & save your prestige: Parrikar to Cong

Panaji: On a day Congress was scampering to find a “credible candidate”for the Panaji seat, CM Manohar Parrikar dished out some advice to them: Withdraw from the fray and save yourself from further embarrassment.”If the Congress had taken a stand to not contest, their prestige would have risen. Keeping their cards close to their chest and not contesting would have ...

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Sand dunes and beach stretch eroded as Lucky 7 continues to damage Miramar beach

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  PANAJI: The wave radiation stress caused by the grounding of MV Lucky Seven at Miramar continues to erode the sand dunes and the beach stretch on the vessel’s southern side. Conditions for salvaging the vessel may improve with the sea becoming calmer. The vessel lay grounded in an oblique position from July 16 till Sunday evening, but floated with the tide and is ...

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Narcotic plants like cannabis being cultivated along Goa’s border with Maha: Pratapsinh Rane

Former Goa Chief Minister Pratapsinh Rane today alleged that plants used for making narcotic drugs are being cultivated along the state’s border with Maharashtra. Rane was apparently referring to cultivation of cannabis, the allegations which he had made in the past on the floor of the House.  “There are some areas along the Tillari belt where the farmers have grown banana trees. ...

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Tourists harassed by traffic police: As road accidents in Goa mount, MLA Michael Lobo says cops must not fine visitors for minor violations

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Panaji (IANS): Goa Assembly Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo on Monday accused the traffic police of “harassing” tourists in the state, especially in its coastal belt. Domestic tourists, especially honeymooning couples, are routinely harassed by the traffic police, Lobo told the assembly during a discussion on the Home Department’s functioning. “Indian as well as foreign tourists are hassled every second day. If ...

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Christians, Muslims condemn hate campaign, polarisation in Goa and selective targeting of community-based-economy

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  Goa’s Christian and Muslim groups met in a public meeting held at the Azad Maidan, Panaji, Goa on 22 July 2017 and attended by around eight thousand people. They issued the following statement: We are meeting in the aftermath of a series of desecrations in Goa. We are also meeting in the aftermath of a pervasive hate campaign that ...

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Goa’s serial desecrator Francis Pereira was brainwashed by Israeli prisoners in Central Jail, Goa, claims CM Parrikar

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Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Fifty-year-old Francis Pereira, who is being probed for desecrating scores of religious icons, was brainwashed when he was lodged in Goa’s Central Jail by Israeli inmates, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday. The Chief Minister told the Goa Assembly that Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Veerappan were Pereira’s idols. “After contesting elections and losing ...

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People like Sadhvi Saraswati who advocate hatred must be arrested and banned from entering Goa: Michael Lobo

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Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Religious leaders like Sadhvi Saraswati, who deliver hate speeches in Goa, should be arrested and banned from visiting Goa, Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo told the state assembly on Tuesday. “Sadhvi Saraswati had said that beef-eaters should be hanged. Why do they come to Goa and make such statements? Police should act against her, ...

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