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Paradiso Club Demolished

Following the Bombay High Court at Goa’s order, the authorities demolished Paradiso a night club at Anjuna.
The promoter of the club Nandan Kudchadkar is quite close to the Congress leadership in Goa and in the past too was accused of violating laws of the land for his various projects and more particularly this particular night club.
Paradiso, over the years, has over the years earned a reputation for attracting tourists as well locals who wish to let their hair down without any inhibition.

Do Not Post Judge Joshi To Panjim: Aires

Activist and advocate Aires Rodrigues has urged Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Mohit S Shah not to post Judge Kshama Joshi to any of the courts in Panjim as her husband M S Joshi is a lawyer practicing in these courts.
Judge Kshama’s posting to Panjim is expected as Judge Edgar Fernandes from Panjim has been transferred to Vasco where she was presiding.

Nakul Wins 8th All India Open Scrabble Tournament

Nakul Prabhu (Mumbai) won the 8th All India Open Scrabble tournament organised by Scrabble Association of Goa held at Verna, recently.
Nakul with 12 wins topped the tournament while Akshay Bhandarkar bagged the second place with 11 wins. Ranganathan (Chennai), Martin de Mello (Mumbai) and Irineu Gonsalves (Goa) bagged 3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively. 

GESTO Launches International Chef Training Program

GESTO Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts in association with International Center for Culinary Arts (ICCA, Dubai) launched the International Chef Training Program at their Goa campus in Porvorim.
The program will train and equip students with industry’s best practices for placement in the hospitality and cruise line industry internationally through its quality and competency based ‘Diploma in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) – International Chef Training Program’.  The students will be trained in Goa for 3 months and then will be sent to Dubai for 3 months of advanced training, before meeting placement opportunities.

Hunt For Formula One Racer In Goa

The ‘One from a billion hunt’ for Formula One racer will be held in Goa from 4th May to 8th May by the Force India Formula One Team Academy at the Karting track at Nuvem.
This is part of the hunt for the fastest person behind the wheels that is being held in seven different locations in the country.
Vice President Marketing of Kingfisher Airlines, the main sponsor of Force India Formula one team said the response in Mumbai was tremendous and clarified that even those who missed the event in Mumbai, could participate in Goa.

GUJ Condemns Gary’s Manhandling

The Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ) after an emergency executive committee meeting held on Tuesday, has strongly condemned the security staff of the mining firm that detained, ill-treated and man handled Gary Azavedo while he was working on a story in Caurem village.
GUJ expressed shock that such an incident occurred on the same day observed as International Freedom of Press day and pointed out that if at all the journalist had trespassed into the property, a police complaint should have been lodged rather than shoving the person in a jeep and detaining him for a long time.

FDA Seizes Adulterated Tea Leaves

The Food and Drugs Administration has seized a huge consignment of tea leaves found to be adulterated and is presently probing two major tea leaves manufacturing companies, one from Kolkata and the other from Assam since the leaves were packed at their plants.
According to FDA Director Salim Veljee, 18 bags of 5-kg packing of Kolkata based Ruby brand and 520 bags of Assam based Sona brand were confiscated by his department officials after they were found to be adulterated.

From Orchard to Golf Course: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The recent Expression of Interest (EoI) bid to set up Goa’s first Golf – Resort project was bagged by Leading Hotels Limited; however with the villagers’ protests and a Public Interest Litigation on cards, the pertinent question is will the 312 acre project estimated at a cost of Rs 200 crore legally muscles its way through the opposition and a fickle government. GoaChronicle.com investigates…

Candle lit march for English medium

{youtube}3dCYyqZ-8uM{/youtube} Parents under the banner of Forum for Rights of Children’s Education (FORCE), staged a candle it march in Margao on Monday late evening. An impressive number of parents gathered...

What Ails Us …

The time is ripe for inculcating value based education and disciplined life in our youth.  We are reluctant to address the problems that exist in our society. We allow some filmmaker to portray us in the most vulgar and derogatory manner as in the movie Dum Maro Dum where our women were sought to be shown as cheaper than alcohol and which further portrayed Goa’s Catholics having a free lifestyle; that our Government and law keepers turn a Nelson’s eye to the illegal activities going on in the State and much more like all policemen are corrupt, that our youth live a free life style and get trapped into smuggling drugs for easy money. To top it all that we are sussegad.