‘Tourists spend 50% on food, drinks’
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Study conducted by National Restaurant Association of India Panaji: Stating that Goa’s numerous restaurants and eating joints are the key drivers of its tourism industry, the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), in a study, disclosed that 50% of money spent by tourists in the state is on food and beverages. “It underlines the significance of restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs to the Goan economy,” said leading restaurateurs during the launch of the NRAI Goa chapter. “For every rupee spent in Goa, 50 paise is directly spent on food and beverage because that is the main activity ..read more
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Probe AAP’s use of scam money for Goa polls: BJP
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It wants ED to investigate the matter Panaji: Stating that Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal has shamed his party supporters in Goa by using the money generated through the alleged Delhi liquor scam for the 2022 Goa assembly elections, the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday demanded that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) inquire into the use of `70 lakhs by AAP for the Goa polls. It has also demanded that the ED probe if any additional amount from the Delhi liquor scam was also utilised for this election.  It may be noted that the E ..read more
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‘110-112 water bodies identified for revival’
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Margao: Minister for the department of water resources Subhash Shirodkar on Friday said that 110-112 water bodies have been identified across the state under the central government’s Mission Amrit Sarovar scheme. He also said that works by the water resources department would begin by April. Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of an event in Margao, Shirodkar said, “Under Amrit Sarovar, every district has been asked to be identified, developed and maintained. The Centre has sanctioned the fund but it is yet to reach us. Across the state, we have identified around 110 to 112 water bodies ..read more
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Uproar in Navelim over water meter disconnection
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Margao: Chaos was witnessed in Navelim on Friday as the public works department (PWD) toughened its stand to recover nearly `16 crore unpaid dues from the water consumers and began disconnecting the water meters. The action was initiated even though the state government has extended the one-time settlement (OTS) scheme by three weeks till February 20. The action by the PWD agents of disconnecting the water meters led to an uproar in Navelim after the agents failed to produce any legal document. The PWD has outsourced the spot water billing process in the Salcete taluka. The incident occurred i ..read more
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Oppn flays govt over move on MLAs’ excursion to M.P.
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Yuri Alemao questions the timing and duration Panaji: The Opposition has questioned the timing and duration of the tour of an exposure visit of a team of legislators and bureaucrats from Goa to Madhya Pradesh to learn the best practices adopted by the government of that state in various components of Smart city. Leader of opposition Yuri Alemao on Friday said that “after putting the citizens of Panaji to complete inconvenience with total mess of Smart City works and even after spending almost `600 crore on them, the legislature department now wants the ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats to become ..read more
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Halarnkar banks on cage culture fishing to meet rising demand
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‘Stocking fingerlings are mainstay of reservoir fisheries development’ Panaji: Stating that the state intends to promote freshwater fishing to increase fish production and to fulfill the demand for fish, minister for fisheries Nilkanth Halarnkar on Friday called upon people to come forward for harvesting freshwater fishing through cage culture in a technical way. Halarnkar flagged off two awareness vehicles of the 6th edition of the Aqua Goa Mega Fish Festival 2023, which will showcase Goa’s rich, varied and amazing underwater. It will be held from February 10 to 12 at the SAG Ground at Campal ..read more
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‘Cooperative sector to focus on export of organic food’
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Shirodkar vows to curb co-op societies mismanagement Margao: Minister for cooperation Subhash Shirodkar, while speaking at the inauguration of the new premises of the assistant registrar of Cooperative Societies, South Zone, said that the department would lay thrust on growing organic food items and exporting them. He also said that the department staff would be conducting surprise visits to cooperative societies across the state in a bid to stop mismanagement. “Our aim with the shifting of the office is to provide good service to the people of South Goa and to help strengthen the co-operative ..read more
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A platform for artwork 
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The ongoing Lokotsav at Campal-Panaji has a variety of stalls of handicraft items and it has become an annual popular event, attracting huge crowds. Seen in the photos are two of the stalls selling handmade lamp shades and flowers. ¡ Nandesh Kambli ..read more
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Charles Foundation demands impartial probe into KA works
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‘Appoint committee of 3 experienced engineers and architects’ Panaji: Stating that the 3-member committee, appointed by the government to investigate into the restoration of Kala Academy complex, will in its present form not be objective and sincere in its critique of the work being carried out, the Charles Correa Foundation has demanded that the government should impartially probe the alleged irregularities and corruption in the renovation complex.  “This is especially important considering that the identified work is extremely specialised, evident from the cabinet resolution to bypass t ..read more
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Chinchinim locals for scrapping highway expansion project
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Villagers seek MLA Vijai Sardesai’s intervention in solving the issue Margao: Villagers of Chinchinim on Thursday met the Goa Forward Party (GFP) chief and Fatorda legislator, Vijai Sardesai to seek his intervention in stopping the government’s highway expansion project as it will divide the village. Speaking to media after the meeting, the sarpanch of Chinchinim, Valentino Barretto said, “This is a long pending issue since 2009 and we met Sardesai today to update him about the issue, because he halted the highway expansion project when he was in power.  ..read more
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