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Goa May See the New IFFI Village on this 50th Version of International Film Festival of India

IFFI, the oldest film festival in Asia, began in the year 1952. An annual event IFFI was hosted by different cities every year, until the year 2003. In 2004, IFFI was organized in Goa and since then it has been held every year in this tiny little state. Now the new concept of IFFI village is coming into the picture and most probably the same will be ready before the inauguration of the 50th version of IFFI in Goa

New ‘Police Desk’ at Anjuna Flea Market May Strip the Charm of a Place as many Foreigners Doing Business May be Ousted

Anjuna Flea Market is one of the famous Hippie Markets in Goa that lead to a process of starting the Flea Markets in Goa. The Foreigners doing business in these Flea Markets is the major charm of the place and the new initiative taken by the Goa Police to set up the Police Desk in the Flea Markets to keep watch on the Fake Visas, but the real question here is whether the real purpose of it will be fulfilled or the foreigners might get harassed on the name of Visa??

Goa May Witness a Huge Drop in Paddy Production this year as State’s Crop Destroyed due to non-seasonal Rain

Cyclone Kyarr unleashed its wrath in Goa last week and wreaked havoc in certain parts of this tiny state. The three days of the cyclone, between October 23rd -25th led to destruction in remote parts of the state, flooding in major cities, destruction along the coastal belt and sadly destruction of paddy fields as well.

There are 300 People waiting in a Queue Everyday outside the Portuguese Consulate in Goa to apply for Portuguese Passport

The craze of Portuguese Nationality is growing amongst Goans day by day, looking at the lucrative picture of the entry into the UK via Portugal, there are 300 people waiting outside the Portuguese Consulate every day to apply for the Portuguese Passport, said the Portuguese Counsel in Goa.   

NGO Locks Beggars and Mentally ill Persons in a Cage

The job of NGO is to take care of the ill doings of the society and do justice to the victims but here, in this case, the NGO locked Beggars and Mentally ill people picked up from the streets in a cage-like animals, although NGO clarified that they were trying to rehabilitate the beggars and mentally ill people by doing this.   

Portuguese Passport Holder Seeks Pension from Kala Academy Despite Working in UK for Years in Various Private Firms

This is one of the strange cases wherein the holder of a Portuguese Passport who migrated overseas with the help of his dual citizenship to take up the private employment has filed a case against the Kala Academy in the High court for the Pensionary benefits, meanwhile the high court has asked the state to submit the reply in this matter.    

Is Casino Industry Essential for the Growth of Tourism and Economy of Goa?

Goa, known as the sunshine state, has a beautiful natural coastline, picturesque sceneries, beautiful heritage homes and places to visit as well as amazing cuisines to savour. While Goa can use these assets in their favor for sustainable tourism, the presence of casinos seems to be a controversial topic amongst all and sundry.

The Fight against the Cult of the Devadasi, Three young women tell their story

In South India, a Devadasi is a girl “dedicated” to worship and serve a deity or a temple for the rest of her life. There is a special ceremony for this kind of dedication which is similar in some ways to marriage. After becoming Devadasis these young women would spend their time learning religious rites, rituals, and dance. They had children by high officials or priests who were also taught their skills of music and dance.

Panaji Market in Darkness, Vendors Refused to Pay Sopo Fees, CCP Arranges Generator

The Panjim Municipal market is always abuzz with activity as people from every nook and cranny from the city, come to stock on vegetables, fish, flowers, fruits, and various other items. But the last two days have seen his colorful market in darkness due to the disconnection of power supply by the electricity department, owing to the nonpayment of dues to tune of rupees five crores. 

Local Bus Drivers Obstructs the Students from Entering Bus Due to Half Ticket

This is not the new story in Goa and its been happening for the ages, but no action has been taken against the Bus Operators involved in these malpractices. The villages in Goa are more affected by this. Here we are exposing one case that was posted on the Facebook Group by Youth of Goa but there are many cases that do not get exposed. After reading this article, if you come across any such situation, please do bring it to our notice and we will post the same on our social media wall.     

A Trap Was Laid down to Ruin My Career, Claims the disgraced Swimming Coach Surajit Ganguly

The recent case of the sexual abuse and rape of a minor girl by the swimming coach Surajit Ganguly went to become the headlines of the national media. The victim girl who is a National Junior Gold Medalist had video reordered her sexual abuse by the coach and posted it on social media. Soon the intervention of media into the matter resulted in the arrest of the accused Ganguly who is now denying all the allegations saying that he had been trapped by the victim girl.

No Private Antiques Registered in Goa till Date, ASI Extends the Deadline

The recent campaign of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has come to an end but without any success. There is not even single private antiques registered till date as the deadline given by ASI comes to end today. Goans who are very reserved by nature did not approve of the drive initiated by the ASI right from the beginning.   

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