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Onions to Cost Rs. 25 per Kg.

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat announced that onions will now be sold at Rs 25 per kg through the Goa Horticulture Corporation outlets as against the prevailing price of Rs 35 per kg.
Sankalp Amonkar, Chairman of Goa State Horticulture Corporation said that since the wholesale prices of onions have gone down after the all time high of last week, it was now possible to further reduce the price of this key ingredient of Goan cuisine.

Eco-Tourism To Benefit Hoteliers: NGO

Eco-tourism concept as mentioned in the Goa Regional Plan 2021 is only a means to help hoteliers and aimed at benefitting speculative investors, opined Yatish Naik, Convener of Pilerne Citizens Forum even as 35 NGOs that met in Panjim on Tuesday resolved to agitate against this provision.
The NGOs alleged that the whole process of sending the Regional Plan to villages was a mere farce as the authorities have gone ahead and done whatever they wanted even ignoring the recommendations of the gram sabhas.

Goa Ideal Tourist Destination For Japanese

After years of looking west, Goa Tourism has now sets its sights firmly on the east. A state delegation led by Tourism Minister Nilkanth Halarnkar and Director of Tourism Swapnil Naik recently made a promotional trip to Japan where they showcased Goa as an ideal destination to the urban Japanese tourists.
“Our aim is to attract tourists from Japan, however the main focus will be on young travellers”, said Swapnil Naik adding, “there has been keen interest expressed by the travel and trade fraternity in Japan on adding Goa to the travel itinerary of Japanese travellers. We, in association with India Tourism, will be organizing a familiarization trip for a delegation of the best travel agents from Japan, to better acquaint them with the offerings of our state.”
Japan has already been granted a visa-on-arrival facility by the Indian government, and Goa is looking to tap into this opportunity.

Dikshit Bags Best Student Achiever Award 2009

Dikshit Gopal Naik (19) has been awarded the Best Student Achiever Award 2009 by the PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education at Bhopal on Tuesday, 21st December. The award also...

Living With In-Laws

To share companionship is one reason for marriage. In Asia which boasts a strong family/community bond, couples do begin to live in extended families. In- law problems or the historical trouble maker the ‘mother- in -law problem’ has often been the cause of a marriage being dissolved.  The young bride enters the  marital  home  with fear of her mother -in -law and never attempts to know or win her over.
In India marriages are not only between couples but both families as well.  Newlyweds refer to their in-laws as ‘out laws’ and blame them for anything going wrong in the marriage.  The couple does not look at or appreciate the positive side to the connections with the family on either side. Families on either side can be very supportive to a couple in crisis.

About 500 Artists To Participate in Lokotsav-2011

Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa will host the 12th Lokotsav — the yearly folk festival from 4th to 13th January 2011 at Darya Sangam, Kala Academy, Panjim. In all, 200 folk artists from states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Assam, Manipur, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Goa will present folk dances of their respective states and 300 craftsmen will display their handicraft items.
Goan artists will present various Goan folk forms like Jagor, Ranmale, Kalshi Nritya, Ghode Modni, Koli dance etc. Rajasthani artists will perform Mangniyar, Chari, Bahurupia, Puppetiers, folk dances and music. The Bihu dance will be performed by artists from Assam. Artists from Gujarat will present Mewasi and Siddhi Dhamal. Besides, Maniouri artists will perform Manipuri Ras, Punjabis will perform Bhangda and Maharashtraians will present Lawani. This year, Kummi Kolattam of Tamilnadu, Badhai/Norta of Madhya Pradesh and Gotipua of Orissa will be added attractions during the festival.

Dissolve House, Micky Dares Cong.

Nationalist Congress Party legislator Micky Pacheco whose proposed induction in the State cabinet has triggered a political crisis in Goa, on Monday dared the Congress to dissolve the House and go for a fresh mandate.
Speaking to media persons after All India Congress Committee General Secretary in charge of Goa B K Hariprasad declared that he cannot be inducted, Micky opined that the statement was against the principles of a coalition government.
“Who is Hariprasad to decide upon this issue which is a matter pertaining to the NCP?” he asked pointing out that he had resigned from the cabinet upon instructions from his party leadership which now wants him to re-instated as a minister.

NCP Asks Cong To Follow Coalition Principles

The Nationalist Congress Party leaders in Goa regretted that its alliance partner Indian National Congress was not adhering to the principles of coalition politics with regard to the issue of inducting its MLA Micky Pacheco in the Digambar Kamat ministry.
Speaking to Goa Chronicle, NCP General Secretary Rajan Ghate pointed out that it was for the NCP to decide who should represent it in the cabinet and not the Congress. “It was the NCP leadership that asked Micky Pacheco to resign from the Cabinet and now it is the same leadership that is asking that he be inducted,” he said implying that if the previous decision of the NCP was accepted by the Congress, it should go by the present decision too.

Have Done No Wrong: Narvekar

Goa Cricket Association President Dayanand Narvekar asserted that he has done nothing wrong with regards to the registration of his son Ganeshraj’s birth and promised to come clear on the matter before the investigating authorities and the GCA.
While pointing out that Dr. Shekhar Salkar’s charges against him amounted to character assassination and threatened to take necessary action in this regard
Speaking to media persons on Monday, Dayanand admitted that his son Ganeshraj’s birth was registered late but would not give the reasons for the same even though he being an advocate was aware of the laws of the land.