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Goa

Living on the edge

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2014
See also:  Coast under siege INDIA Growing at the cost of coast SRI LANKA Tourism trap BANGLADESH Caught between sea and cyclone PAKISTAN On sinking ship MALDIVES Survival instinct Coast correction  

Data fudged for mining clearance

Issue Date: Dec 15, 2013
document.write('Goa has incurred a loss of Rs 35,000 crore because of illegal mining (Photo: Sugandh Juneja)');

‘Our subscribers don’t miss newspapers’

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2013
What exactly is Breaking News on Mobile? It is a mobile phone-based service in which any important current event is delivered as a short text message to its subscribers. These days, a mobile phone has almost become like an extended limb. It’s always with you—at home, in the office, even when you are on the move. These news alerts on mobiles keep people informed 24x7.

Minor no more

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2013

How Goa managed to ban PoP idols

Issue Date: Sep 20, 2013
Goa is the only state in the country where a total ban on PoP idols has not met with a hostile reaction from the artisan community. The ban, imposed by the state’s Department of Science, Technology and Environment under Section 15 of the Environment Protection Act 1986, bans the manufacture, stocking, transport, display and sale of PoP idols, and has penal provisions. Offenders also stand to face cancellation of  licences for their establishments. The ban is renewable annually and has been in force for five years now.

Green rupee in a mess

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2013
The rupee has crashed, growth is down and there is panic that the India story may be over or, at least, seriously dented. For most commentators, the underlying reason for the decline is green regulations. They think environmentalists are squarely to blame.

Chaos in the iron age

Issue Date: May 31, 2013
Also Cover Story:  Bellary to bleed again Goa next Bellary case file Infographics: function minesgraph() { var popurl="http://www.downtoearth.org.in/themes/DTE/htm/mines_20130515.htm" winpops=window.open(popurl,"","width=500,height=775,scrollbars=yes") } Mines produce more than permitted Photo Gallery: Burdened by mines Goa after mining ban  

Goa’s signature spice

Issue Date: Dec 15, 2012
A bunch of green berries looks too delectable for a spice. In fact, the temptation is to bite into them. Yield to it, and you will not be able to taste anything all day—the sizzling sensation in the mouth will keep you salivating profusely for hours, as this scribe found at her own cost.
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