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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 pushes for bilateral visa fee exemption between India and Russia to boost tourist inflow from Russia

IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 24th Sept 2015:  According to a Times of India report, the Govt of Goa and the Goa tourism department is trying to extend an olive branch to Russian tourists coming to Goa. The Goa Tourism  dept will pursue with the government of India bilateral visa fee exemption between India and Russia, the TOI report stated. The Russian ...

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Over 8500 regular British Tourists to Goa cancel their bookings this year

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IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 17th Sept 2015: Official British travel sources and information obtained from various travel agencies operating in Britain and neighboring countries, including inputs from charter flight operators, has revealed that over 8500 tourists who have been coming regularly to Goa for at least the last 5-8 years have cancelled their bookings and plans of coming to Goa this year. The ...

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MUMBAI ALERT: Major water shortage looming over Mumbai and Maharashtra

IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 4th Sept 15 : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai and the city administrators are playing down the emergency, but Mumbai is facing a huge water shortage this year. Already the BMC had quitely implemented an unofficial 10% water cut from August end, and according to latest reports, a decision was taken this week that residential, ...

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Nana Patekar donates Rs 15,000 to 62 farmers’ widows who commited suicide

Veteran actor Nana Patekar has taken it upon himself to help the farmers of Maharashtra who are committing suicides due to the lack of money. He has offered financial assistance to farmers who are on the brink of committing suicide. According to a report on Indiatoday.in, as a part of this initiative, Nana has donated Rs 15000 each to families ...

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Adv Aires Rodriques demands Vigilance Probe into Goa’s Director of Transport Arun Desai

Goan advocate and social worker, Aires Rodrigues demanded a detailed and expedited vigilance probe against Goa’s controversial and much stained Director of Transport Arun Desai who amongst other cases is already under the scanner of the Anti- Corruption Bureau in the alleged job recruitment scam of 33 Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspectors. Alleging that Arun Desai’s peon Damu Gaude was last ...

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