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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 […]

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 […]

2018 sees 22% drop in road fatalities

2018 sees 22% drop in road fatalities

PANAJI: Goa lost 73 fewer lives to accidents in 2018 as 255 were killed in road in 2018 compared to 328 in 2017. Police data shows that there was also a 22% drop road fatalites in 2018 compared to the previous year. “In order to reduce accidents, particularly fatal accidents, […]

Don’t need tourists who come in buses & cook on road: Manohar Azgaonkar

Don’t need tourists who come in buses & cook on road: Manohar Azgaonkar

PANAJI: The state doesn’t need who come in buses, cook on road, eat and go back, said Manohar Azgaonkar on Friday. The minister’s view appears to be same as that of the tourism industry stakeholders, who have maintained for many years that the state government must pay attention to what […]

Congress’s audio tape is an attempt to fabricate facts, says Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar

Congress’s audio tape is an attempt to fabricate facts, says Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar on Wednesday dismissed the audio clip played by Congress as fakery and said it was a “desperate attempt to fabricate facts”. Parrikar, who was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s minister when the deal was signed, rubbished Congress allegations in a tweet. “The audio clip released by the […]

Complaints galore, all sub-registrar offices to get help desks in a week

Complaints galore, all sub-registrar offices to get help desks in a week

MARGAO: Even as complaints have been pouring in from citizens and lawyers about a marked slowdown in the process of of documents and conveyance deeds ever since an online system was introduced in several offices of taluka sub-registrars, state registrar Ashutosh Apte has exuded confidence that the citizencentric system will […]

House loan assistance for STs hiked from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh

House loan assistance for STs hiked from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh

PANAJI: In a bid to help members of Scheduled Tribes (ST) for repairs/renovation/reconstruction of their house, the Goa State Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation Ltd (GSSTFDCL) has notified a Ashraya Adhar Scheme. Under this scheme, the amount up to Rs 5 lakh (which is enhanced from Rs 2 lakh […]

Traffic to Margao to get diverted through Quelossim

Traffic to Margao to get diverted through Quelossim

PANAJI: The government has looked towards the (KRC) Ltd to bail it out of a situation where it will be forced to close a three-kilometre national highway stretch from to Verna in order to facilitate faster completion of the new , but which will give rise to traffic diversionsand resultant […]

Goa: ‘Digital meters for taxis from March’

Goa: ‘Digital meters for taxis from March’

PANAJI: All taxis in Goa will be installed with digital fare meters from March this year, transport minister Ramkrishna Dhavalikar said. He said that in 2019 taxis will be fitted with speed governors, high security number plates and GPS as well. “GPS will be made compulsory. And we will also […]