Category Archives: Goa Guides

Goa Minority Commission to be vested with civil court powers

The BJP-led government in Goa today introduced a bill seeking to establish the Goa Commission for Minorities with powers of a civil court aiming to safeguard the interest of minorities in the state. The Bill was introduced in the State Legislative Assembly this afternoon by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. The Commission is expected to evaluate […]

Goa to ban smoking on its beaches next season

In a bid to make Goa’s coastline tobacco free, the tourism department is mulling a ban on its use on beaches from October, an official said on Saturday. “We are planning a law which will include beaches in the list of public places where smoking will be banned,” said deputy director of tourism department Pamela Mascarenhas. “The tourism […]

Unemployment lowest in Gujarat, highest in Goa

India’s official unemployment rate was 3.8% for the last year and higher for urban than rural areas according to statistics released by the Labour Bureau on Tuesday. Goa, Kerala Bihar and West Bengal were among the states with high unemployment while Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Punjab were among the states with low unemployment. The ‘Second […]

Goa: Four publications lined up for release in next two months

Goa’s media canvas has four important newspaper-magazine releases lined up over next two months, including a Marathi edition of the state’s oldest newspaper ? Herald, Goa. A mining group ? Fomento Resources – is planning a tabloid size weekly newspaper, while Herald Publications Private Limited, the century-old newspaper company, is foraying into a Marathi newspaper, […]

Goa’s Reis Magos Fort restored, opened

One of the finest, if not the only example of restoration of historical forts in Goa, the Reis Magos Fort, was thrown open to the public by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on World Environment Day, June 5. The inauguration of the restored fort through a tripartite agreement signed between the Government of Goa, INTACH and The […]