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Change in Goa Tourism policy: set to target traditional European markets

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Panaji: Tourism minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Azgaonkar said that Goa’s marketing strategy will be changed to boost tourist arrivals from traditional European markets. Tourism stakeholders also feel that it’s high time Goa tourism overhaul its marketing techniques to make the destination more competitive. The just-concluded charter tourist season ended on a happy note with a rise in charter arrivals. Goa received ...

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Now Goa’s BJP ‘Altar Boys’ want MGP and GFP to help U-Turn BJP form Govt in State

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Panaji: Seven Catholic MLAs of the BJP on Sunday made a public plea to regional parties and Independent legislators to support the party in government formation in Goa. Speaking to reporters in Panaji, BJP MLA Michael Lobo said: “We seven members of minority are appealing to Goa Forward, MGP and Independents to support us and form a stable government in ...

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Goa Elections 2017: Is Vijai Sardesai of Goa Forward eyeing the Goa CM’s Post in lieu of support to Congress?

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A hung assembly in Goa has sparked off a tug of war between the Congress and the BJP to form the next government in the state. According to sources, Vijai Sardesai of the newly formed Goa Forward party may be eyeing the Goa CM’s seat in lieu of support to the Congress party in Goa. Sardesai and his spokesperson were ...

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Goa scribe Rupesh Samant may move HC for bail as Sessions court rejects ABA, police free to arrest accused

IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 14th Oct 15:  The Mapusa Sessions court today rejected the anticipatory bail application of senior journalist Rupesh Samant – Goa Bureau Chief of news agency PTI and an anchor with a local cable channel HCN or Herald Cable Network – who is facing series of charges of sexually exploiting the women employees working under him, as reported ...

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Who moved my beef? Goa to face daily shortage of about 15-25 tonnes of beef as tourist season begins

By Flynn Remedios for IndiaNewsNetwork.IN  | 11th Oct 2015: The beef controversy across the country is likely to affect Goa’s heavily dependent tourism economy as most of the British and European tourists who visit Goa are heavy meat consumers. The Russians are not too far behind when it comes to beef consumption, though they are traditionally more fond of sea food ...

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Mickky Pacheco pays his debt to society, returns home after 4.5 months in jail

IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 11th Oct 2015: MLA Mickky Pacheco, who was sentenced to a six month jail term was released on 2nd October – about 50 days before the completion of his full term on account of good behavior in the jail as informed by jail authorities, reported TOI. The Goa edition of TOI reported that Pacheco was released on 2nd October – ...

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Time restrictions at Goa’s Dabolim airport could affect 9-12 flights daily, Tourism Industry opines

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IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 2nd October 2015: Serious concerns have been raised by the tourism industry in Goa, over the closure of a runway at  the State’s Dabolim Airport between 10 PM to 4 AM everyday for repairs, as the move has come at a time when the tourist season is about to start. The Dabolim Airport which doubles up as an airbase ...

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Senior Goa politician shielding journalist Rupesh Samant accused in sexual harassment case, alleges victim

IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 2nd Oct 2015: Even as the Panaji city Women police cell probing the sexual harassment case against senior journalist (and Goa Press Trust of India – PTI – Bureau chief) Rupesh Samant has registered a third first information report (FIR) against him yesterday (Thursday), following a complaint lodged by another woman journalist, one of the victims alleged ...

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PTI Goa Bureau Chief Rupesh Samant’s problems increase as third ‘victim’ comes forward with more serious allegations of sexual harassment

IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 26th Sept 2015:  As reported by Goanews.com, a third victim journalist has come forward with a complaint of a more serious nature against Goan senior journalist Rupesh Samant, who is charged with sexually exploiting women journalists working under him in a local cable TV channel HCN or Herald Cable Network. The victim has alleged that Samant sexually ...

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Goa Police registers FIR, summons journalist Rupesh Samant in sexual harassment case

IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 26th Sept 2015: Ending almost a month-long suspense drama on Facebook, and other social media, with allegations and posts flying fast and thick in all directions, the Women’s Police Station in Goa which has registered a case of sexual harassment against senior journalist Rupesh Samant, after taking cognizance of complaints filed by two women journalists alleging that ...

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