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Ferry boats decorated with lights as fireworks welcoming the New Year 2021 on the bank of River Mandovi in Panaji City.(ANI)

Goa's off-shore casinos get six-month extension

PTI, Panaji
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 03:24 PM IST
Vessels with casinos that are anchored in Mandovi river, can continue their operations for another six months from March 31 to September 30.
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As part of the unlocking process, the state government has allowed various commercial and tourism activities to resume in the state to get the economy back on track.(File Photo)
As part of the unlocking process, the state government has allowed various commercial and tourism activities to resume in the state to get the economy back on track.(File Photo)

Goa casinos to reopen from today: Know Covid-19 guidelines here

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 06:07 AM IST
There are six offshore casinos in Goa, boats anchored in the Mandovi river that flows by the capital city. Other casinos are located inside five star hotels. It’s a 19-year-old industry of the state.
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Traces of mercury, a neuro-toxic heavy metal, from coal particles have found their way into the Mandovi and the edible oysters harvested from the river(Bloomberg)
Traces of mercury, a neuro-toxic heavy metal, from coal particles have found their way into the Mandovi and the edible oysters harvested from the river(Bloomberg)

Coal particles contaminating Mandovi river, found in oysters too: Study

By Gerard de Souza | Panaji
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 03:28 PM IST
The study suspects that the river gets the mercury most likely from coal handling at Goa’s Mormugao Port though the mercury content in oysters was found to be within permissible limits.
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Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, has been recuperating at his private residence since October 14 and this is the first time he has moved out of the house, officials said.(PTI)
Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, has been recuperating at his private residence since October 14 and this is the first time he has moved out of the house, officials said.(PTI)

Ailing Manohar Parrikar makes rare public appearance, inspects two bridges

By Press Trust of India | Panaji
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 07:17 PM IST
Ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar inspected an under-construction bridge on Mandovi River in Panaji, the first time he has been seen in public since returning to the state on October 14. He later inspected work of a bridge over Zuari River near Agassaim village.
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Casino owners said these decisions, along with an earlier one to hike the annual licence fee would force them to close shop.(HT File Photo)
Casino owners said these decisions, along with an earlier one to hike the annual licence fee would force them to close shop.(HT File Photo)

From January 2019, only tourists to be allowed in Goa casinos

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 07:15 AM IST
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that only tourists would be allowed entry into casinos starting next year
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