Saturday 31 July 2021

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Excise dept. raids two five star hotels

Two five star hotels in South Goa have been partially sealed by the state excise and sales tax authorities for waiving over Rs one crore of sales tax and luxury tax.The Old Anchor run by ... READ

It's now Morjim villagers fighting anti-people tourism

Morjim - a picturesque village situated on the banks of Chapora river in North Goa - is still peaceful, unaffected by tourist influx. But Temb, a small locality of traditional fishermen situated on the bay ... READ

CM-tourism dept. clash over shacks issue

In a sudden volte face, Chief Minister Pratapsing Rane has allowed the locals to erect shacks, the makeshift huts, on the Goan beaches. But as the tourism department is delaying issuing of licences, the shack ... READ

Five star lobby behind banning beach shacks ?

Tourism in Goa may be severely hit at the beginning of the season as the state government has banned shacks along the beachline, following mass protests by the coastal population.The All Goa Shack Owners' Association ... READ

Goans in dark over nature of casinos

Goa is planning to be a pioneer in India to set up casinos, to begin with offshore ones, despite stiff opposition to bring it in reality.Goa government's decision to allow casinos on board in vessels ... READ

Goa to have offshore casinos

The golden coastline of Goa would be now popularised all over the World for offshore casinos, on board the vessels. Chief Minister Pratapsing Rane's Congress government hurriedly passed a bill to this effect on the ... READ

Goa's famous cashew to get official boost as agro-industry

The Goa government, almost after 35 years of its liberation from the Portuguese rulers, has decided to give top priority to cashew development in the state. It is planning to spend Rs 35 crore on ... READ