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23 hrs ago | Daily Star

Named and shamed: Britain's biggest benefit scroungers

The mega-sponger was convicted in 2012. Ian Burns, 72, ripped off 226,000 over 11 years by claiming four state pensions.

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Yesterday | The Telegraph

Goa NGO to challenge junking of Gadgil report on Western Ghats

Panaji, Aug 28 : A Goa-based organisation has decided to move the National Green Tribunal against the Union government's decision to junk the Gadgil report on the Western Ghats, which had proposed strict limits on mining and development in the belt.

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Yesterday | Nerve News

Patrol boat, gunmen to guard Goa's fish

" The harvest of sharks, which find their way to tables in Goan homes and restaurants as 'ambot-tikh', a red, spicy-sour preparation, have all but disappeared, their haul reducing sharply from 3,159 tonnes in 2010 to 281 tonnes in 2013.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Nerve News

Get 'shot' at with rice balls at Goa's quaint island feast

Divar , Aug 27 - Like many lasting legacies, one of Goa's quaintest feasts, 'Bonderam' at Divar island, is believed to owe its origins to a fight.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Nerve News

Mining leases: BJP-ruled Goa takes on party's manifesto

Panaji, Aug 26 - The first serious threat to the manifesto that swept the Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the April-May Lok Sabha elections has come from Goa, a state the party rules.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Nerve News

Older tourists changing image of 'boorish' Israelis in Goa

Panaji, Aug 25 - Goa, once a prime destination for Israel's young and party-savvy men and women after a punishing stint in the armed forces, will now see more older tourists and couples which will change the perception of Israelis as that of being boorish, drug-craving and adulterous, a top diplomat feels.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Times of India

Cong tips hat to Goa CM for scrapping Modi's manifesto

Parrikar said the government really does not have any other choice as the high court, in its recent judgement, directed the government to renew the leases of those who paid the stamp duty.

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Newkerala.com

Goa tries to protect its 'Sea of Milk'

It almost featured in a James Bond movie. Now, the very existence of Dudhsagar, Goa's grandest waterfall and a major tourism attraction, is in peril due to a series of dams neighbouring Karnataka plans to construct and Goa is desperate to ensure this doesn't happen.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Times of India

Drinking part of Goa's culture, no ban: BJP leader

PANAJI: Prohibition cannot come in Goa because drinking is part of Goa's culture, BJP state vice-president Wilfred Mesquita said Friday.

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DNA India

Court grants conditional anticipatory bail to Pratapsingh Rane and his son

A special court in Panaji on Friday, granted conditional anticipatory bail to former Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane and his legislator son, Vishwajit in connection with the extortion case filed against them by the Special Investigation Team of state police.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Times of India

New policy will help Goa youths feel included in governance

The Goa State Youth Policy, framed by the directorate of sports and youth affairs, tabled at the ongoing assembly session, envisages setting up of a Goa State Youth Welfare Corporation and establishment of Youth Resource Centres at a taluka-level.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

In 'You Follow,' an American adoptee searches for her birth mother in India

Nisha Grayson took a picture of herself and her friend Sharmila Ray in Goa, India after the festival of Holi, during which participants throw dyed powder at each other 7:30 p.m. Friday; film starts at 8 p.m., followed by Q&A session with Grayson and director Sharmila Ray Nisha Grayson was a few months old when she was adopted from Goa, India, by an ... (more)

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Times of Oman

Muscat Goan bags title at - Goencho Avaz'

Scully D'souza receiving her award from the Chief guest, Dy. Chief Minister of Goa.

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The Times of India

Goa MLAs spent Rs 48 lakh on World Cup tickets

PANAJI: Everyone knows that the visit of the four Goan MLAs to Brazil for the Fifa World Cup 2014 did not come cheap.

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India.com

Goa mining leases to be granted by October 15: Manohar Parrikar

Panaji, Aug 18: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the mining leases in the state would be granted by October 15, thereby resuming the iron ore extraction activity which had come to a standstill following the Supreme Court 's temporary ban.

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India.com

a Narendra Modi hasna t endorsed Mohan Bhagwata s Hindu Nation commenta

Panaji, Aug 18 : Goa's BJP legislator Michael Lobo Monday dismissed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's assertion of India being a 'Hindu Nation', and claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not endorsed such comments.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

Rabies infected dog bites 25 people in Goa village

Panaji: Atleast 25 people were bitten by a rabies-infected dog at South Goa's Cansaulim village, 30 kms from here following which they were hospitalised, sources said today.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

India.com

Manohar Parrikar shares meal with HIV+ children

Panaji, Aug 17: Around the time the nation debated a controversial demand for a special "bikini beach" in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was fulfilling a promise lost in the hullabaloo of the two-piece bathing accessory.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Times of India

Now, Goa MLA moots 'bikini beach'

PANAJI: The bikini controversy just doesn't seem to leave Goa's shores. Barely a month-and-a-half after a senior minister from the ruling BJP government's ally, the MGP, called for a ban on bikinis on the state's beaches, the party's Ponda MLA Lavoo Mamledar has suggested setting up a "bikini beach" in Goa.

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Hindustan Times

Goa MLA demands special bikini beach BJP refuses

An MLA belonging to the Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party , the alliance partner of BJP in the Goa government, has sparked off a controversy with his demand for demarcation of a private 'paid' beach where women would be allowed to wear bikinis.

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