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5 new applications for liquor outlets in Surla

Keri: Five new bar applications are being processed in Surla taking the total to 13. Surla, is the remotest village of Dongurli-Thane panchayat of Sattari situated on the borders of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka. It is known for its natural beauty attracting tourists throughout the year but the monsoon witnesses …

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Copter joyrides on hold; govt to develop 3 new helipads

Panaji:Heli-tourism, an initiative of the state government to give fillip to tourism by starting helicopter joyrides from Aguada helipad for high-end tourists, has been put on hold by the government over apprehensions of the locals. The helicopter joyrides were formally launched by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) on Tuesday at …

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No discipline in Mapusa market, say merchants

Porvorim: The Mapusa Merchants Association (MMA) has claimed that there is no discipline amongst the vendors at the municipal market. Stating that it would make a representation to the Mapusa Municipal Council soon to immediately shift all vegetable and fruit vendors to the new vegetable market, the association has urged …

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State undertakes Zika prevention measures

Panaji:The directorate of health services has instructed all the government hospitals including the primary and community as well as urban heath centres in the state to enhance community-based surveillance in their jurisdiction to prevent Zika, a rapidly spreading mosquito-borne disease linked to birth defects. The instructions are a result of …

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Solidarity panel backs people’s movements in Goa

Panaji: The Solidarity Committee, comprising activists from Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Hyderabad, visited Goa to express their support to people’s movements in the State along with activist Swati Kerkar. Hema, a member of the committee said, “We are here to express our unity with the people of Goa to fight …

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