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GSIDC – implementing projects or escalating costs?

The GSIDC was floated by the government in 2001 to speed up the implementation of its projects. However, the costs have scaled enormous heights. SURAJ NANDREKAR digs deep to find out how the expenses have soared in the last four and half years More

MGP demands CBI inquiry into GSIDC functioning

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GSIDC is everywhere - Does 3 toilets for ` 5.89 cr and a ` 58 cr bridge cracks in 9 months
GSIDC is everywhere - Does 3 toilets for ` 5.89 cr and a ` 58 cr bridge cracks in 9 months

Against its mandate of only bigger projects, GSIDC gets into petty works of water supply through tankers and beach cleaning. SURAJ NANDREKAR investigates More





THE MODEL WAY FEB 4 TO MARCH 11
THE MODEL WAY FEB 4 TO MARCH 11

The Election Code of Conduct, imposed on January 4, will be lifted after the counting of votes on March 11. SHWETA KAMAT delves into the government’s functioning and the effects it has had and will have in the 67-day period More

Frozen and cold — Regional Plan, MoI

The Model Code of Conduct imposed in Goa has affected two issues the RP21 and the MoI. The extended term of the Advisory Committee on MoI ends on Feb.13. SHWETA KAMAT finds out how these two issues have come to a ‘standstill’ More

Code bans new schemes: Kunal

Elections for the Goa Assembly were announced on Jan 4 giving the State exactly one month for the Feb 4 polls and with over a month in hand before the results, the work of the Chief Electoral Office continues as the code of conduct is still in force. VIBHA VERMA speaks to CEO Kunal to know its functioning during this interim period More



THE D EFFECT- 5O DAYS AND COUNTING
THE D EFFECT- 5O DAYS AND COUNTING

Even almost two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes on November 8, the economy still seems to be reeling under its effect. However, whether the decision was good or bad, only time will tell, but for now there has been mixed response to the announcement. SURAJ NANDREKAR looks into the effects of the decision on the Goan economy as well as on the common man. More

Transport dept yet to go ‘cashless’

The Transport Dept, one of biggest source of revenue to the govt along with the RTOs, has failed to adapt to the cashless system. BASURI DESAI finds out the ground reality More

Casinos take a hit but commercial tax collection rises

The entertainment industry especially casinos was hit due to the demonetisation but on the contrary the State witnessed an increase in tax revenue via commercial tax collection. VRISHANK MAHATME provides an insight More



Excise revenue stable but retailers complain of massive losses

The excise dept claimed that it did not witness a downfall in revenue generation post-demonetisation. The retailers, on the other hand, complained that liquor business has by and large taken a backseat. VIBHA VERMA finds out More

Really cashless — since tourists had no cash to spend

Demonetisation has cast its shadow on the tourism industry, which was looked upon as a saviour after the closure of mining. VIBHA VERMA feels the pulse of the stakeholders who were largely affected by the decision More

Govt fails to reply to Lokayukta

Herald carried this story on May 11 this year More



It is still ‘time for Africa’

Story appeared on October 7, 2016 on page 1 More

Quepem Village still awaiting connecting road

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People alerted after Herald report on Sept 13

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