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Goa becoming a big draw during monsoons for tourists: Manohar Ajgaonkar

Kolkata, Jul 9 (PTI) Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar today said both domestic and foreign travellers are taking interest in touring the state during monsoons to make the most of the rain-drenched beaches. “Domestic and foreign tourists are arriving in Goa during the monsoons to make the most of the rain-drenched beaches and other natural beauties in the state,” Ajgaonkar ...

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Pratima Betsy Coutinho appointed president of Goa Mahila Congress


New Delhi, July 7 (UNI) The Congress today appointed advocate Pratima Betsy Coutinho as the president of Goa Mahila Congress. As per the appointments approved by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Ms Chitra Sarwara has been appointed as the social media incharge of the All India Mahila Congress while Pratima Betsy Coutinho has been appointed as the president of Goa ...

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Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik appointed new Goa Congress chief, will take charge on Saturday


New Delhi/Panaji: Rajya Sabha member Shantaram Naik was on Friday appointed the new Congress chief for Goa, replacing Luizinho Faleiro who resigned last month apparently due to factionalism in the state unit. “Congress president Sonia Gandhi has accepted the suggestion to appoint Shantaram L Naik as the president of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee in place of Luizinho Faleiro with ...

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Social activist Adv Aires Rodrigues moves Bombay HC on Amit Shah’s meet at Goa airport


  A social activist on Friday filed a petition before the Bombay High Court here against the public meeting held by BJP President Amit Shah in a prohibited area at the Goa airport in Dabolim on July 1. “The petitioner seeks to ensure that there is no legal infringement and/or abdication of duty within the legal framework by which a ...

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Entry of 6th Casino into Panjim port can endanger lives, cause huge losses to fisher folk: Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco


MARGAO: Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco has demanded that government stop the entry of the sixth casino in Mandovi as there are fears of the casino sinking and dangers to human lives. Reginaldo has also vowed to raise the issue at the assembly session, reported the Herald. “The attempt by owners of the sixth casino vessel to enter Panjim inner ...

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Many Goans, Indians from other states stuck in Saudi Arabia after Qatari bosses ordered out


Doha:  According to several news reports from various Qatari sources, several hundred Asian migrants working as domestic staff, drivers, cooks and farmers are stranded in Saudi Arabia — potentially illegally — after their Qatari bosses or employers were ordered out of the kingdom, a rights group has said. The workers from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal have been left without ...

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Goa Congress rips into Amit Shah’s Party Meeting Inside Goa Airport


Probably for the first time ever, a political meeting was held in the high security precincts of an airport when the Goa BJP organised a welcome reception for party president Amit Shah on Saturday morning. It was sycophancy at its worst on display when Shah arrived in Goa on Saturday morning. Those in the party wanting to get on the ...

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Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik likely to head Goa Congress as Sonia Gandhi accepts Luizinho Faleiro’s resignation

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Panaji: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has accepted the resignation of the party’s Goa unit chief (GPCC President) Luizinho Faleiro who stepped down from the post last week, senior leader Chandrakant Kavlekar said here today. Faleiro had tendered resignation claiming that “some MLAs feel that his continuation was creating hindrance to the formation of party’s government in Goa”. “The party high command as well as the state ...

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Vishwajit Rane tells cops not to take action against women who abused him in Margaon


  It looks like Vishwajit Rane stepped in, just in time to stop two elderly women from becoming heroes in Goa. The Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane today asked police officials to withdraw the complaint against two women who were booked by Margaon police on Sunday for abusing and heckling him. A video of the incident shot by bystanders went ...

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