Wednesday 11 December 2019

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Goa Govt surrenders, drops plans for offshore casinos

After a nationwide controversy over it for six months, the Congress government in Goa itself has opted out from its own proposal of setting up India's first offshore casino on the Goan coast. Rather than ... READ

CRZ can bring back Goa's green beaches

The Coastal Regulation Zone notification issued by the central environment ministry may severely hit Goa's much publicised beach tourism as hundreds of hotels, resorts and guest houses found to have come up in the coastal ... READ

Is Goa's tourism growing the healthy way ?

Ensconced on the slopes of the Western ghats, Goa is called a paradise on the western coast of the country. But more than the Sahyadri ranges, extensive paddy fields and fine network of navigable waterways, ... READ

Ancestral Goa : Pride of Today

Ancestral Goa is a sole creation of Mahendra Alvares, an artist running an advertising agency, from a picturesque Loutolim village. While the village, hardly 8 kms from Margao, is slowly getting "converted" into a modern ... READ

Asia's first City of Old Goa in shambles

Old Goa, the first city in Asia built by mediaeval Europeans in the 16th century, is in shambles today. The demand from historians, preservationists and archaeologists to recreate the flavour of 16th century has been ... READ

Commercial farmers cross swords with mining industry

Commercial farmers and powerful mine owners in Goa are on loggerheads for the first time in Goa's history as the cultivated land of over 30,000 trees has been leased out for mining purpose in the ... READ

Anti-casino front plans state-wide stir

The anti-casino war is heating up in Goa with all the political parties, joining hands with the local NGOs, planning a protest rally on December 6, when Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda would visit ... READ

Goa plans unique oceanarium at Miramar

Goa will be the first state in India to have one of the world's largest oceanarium by 1998. It would be built, owned, operated and managed (BOOM) by an Australian firm - Studio C, through ... READ

Japanese aid sought for tourism infrastructure

Seeking financial assistance from Japan, the tourist state of Goa is planning to improve its infrastructure for sustainable tourism development, with a plan to implement it during the ninth five year plan, if the proposal ... READ

NGOs, parties join hands to oppose casinos

Goans are waking up in protest of the state government's plan to set up offshore casinos, the first of its kind being introduced in the country "to promote international tourism".While the ruling Congress party is ... READ