Goa industries want government to clear stand on mining

Industrial sector stakeholders of Goa expect the state government to make its stand clear on the mining sector during the budget session which is to begin on Monday. Besides, the stakeholders also highlighted the need for employment generation in the state. The Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) in its pre-budget memorandum has said that…

Open Defecation Free Plan: Goa aims build 70,000 toilets

Open Defecation Free (ODF)

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday informed that Goa government would be construction 70,000 toilets in the state under the Open Defecation Free (ODF) scheme. However, villages in the wildlife sanctuaries of the state will  be dealt differently. Parrikar further added that since the villages in Goa’s wildlife sanctuaries were legislated by the Wildlife Protection Act and…

I will chase away tourists who don’t respect ‘Goan culture’, says Goa Tourism Minister

Goa’s Tourism Minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar has kicked up a storm on Sunday after a video surfaced showing him threatening to chase away tourists who do not regard Goa’s culture. The comment comes a day after his cabinet colleague referred to certain section of domestic tourist as the ‘scum of the earth.’ Ajgaonkar was speaking…

Goa begins Carnival celebrations

Goa Carnival 2018

Goa began Carnival celebrations on Saturday with the traditional inaugural float parade in Panaji. The state showcased its Latin elements that were imbibed during the Portuguese rule. King Momo led the parade marking the start of four days of festivities in the state. The parade, which was hosted by State Tourism Department, was held along…

Small section of tourists ‘scum of the earth’; Vijai Sardesai

Vijay Sardesai, scum of the earth remark

After facing much flak for terming the domestic tourists visiting Goa as the “scum of the earth”, Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai on Saturday released a video message online clarifying that he was critical of only a section of tourists visiting Goa. The Fatorda MLA stated that he was quoted out of context. “I had not…

“We demand that all coal-related infrastructure projects in Goa be stopped…”, demands Goa Congress unit

The Goa unit of Congress on Thursday demanded that all coal-related infrastructure projects in the state to be stopped. Coal is unloaded on the docks of the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and then transported to the neighbouring state of Karnataka. These coal handling facilities are in the process of being expanded. Congress party spokesperson, Aleixo…

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