DDSSY is a Government insurance scheme that costs just Rs. 250 a year

Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana or DDSSY at Healthway Hospital

Medical emergencies can strike at any time. This is the reason why we often take out health insurance policies so that when the time comes, we do not find ourselves in a financial crunch. There are a number of different companies offering health insurance with a variety of features and benefits, covering various medical conditions […]

Ami Goenkar – The NGO that helps youth help themselves

Ami Goenkar

Encouraging people to work from home in order to generate their own income and not expect it from the Government is what NGO ‘Ami Goenkar’ is all about. Are you aware there are free Government Training Programmes and Schemes? The brainchild of Jennifer Miranda, Ami Goenkar helps bring Government schemes to people whom it can benefit […]

Now hail a taxi your way with GTDC’s new taxi app ‘GOAMILES’


Goa, with its view of the shimmering Arabian sea, swaying palm trees, fantastic eating joints and nightlife is one of India’s premier tourist destinations. Now, all this paints a very pretty picture but what doesn’t is the stress that a lot of tourists face on holiday when it comes to dealing with the taxi situation. […]

Are more Casinos what Goa voted for?


After failing to identity an alternate site to relocate offshore casinos, the state government has extended permission to five vessels to continue operations from the Mandovi river by three months. However, in another development, casino vessel M V Lucky Seven, promoted by Golden Globe Hotel Private Limited, has been given permission to enter the river […]

Will Goa boil over beef?


First there was Sadhvi Saraswati’s remarks that beef eaters should be hung, then was Goa Transport Minister and MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar’s statement that his party will not keep quiet if cows are harmed. After that there were a series of attacks and killings of “beef eaters” across the country, before Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

Two Women, A Health Minister and One Very Unhealthy Affair

Health Minister

The Goa police department had booked a 70-year-old woman Maria D’Cruz and her 40-year-old daughter Auta Godinho for allegedly insulting the Indian national flag and attempting to kick a police official attached to the Goa Health Minister on Sunday morning. The two women according to the FIR had allegedly abused Vishwajeet Rane in Margao when […]

Is the iconic O’Coqueiro going to shut down?


After the Supreme Court’s order banning sale of liquor along highways, the iconic O’Coqueiro restaurant in Porvorim is facing its most potent threat yet. The central government has moved to acquire nearly 4-lakh square metres of land along the soon-to-be expanded National Highway 17 (New NH 66) with stretches of prime land along the highway […]

Want to complain about people with Dual Citizenship? The government has made it easy!

dual citizenship

The long wait to resolve doubts about dual nationality has come to an end as the district collectors have decided to invite claims and objections from those who have acquired Portuguese nationality or registered their births in Portugal. Sources said claims and objections have to be filed within three months. People who want to file […]

Alcohol is back on Goan highways

alcohol in Goa

After suffering irreparable losses in the last three months, bars and alcohol outlets along the National Highway finally have something to cheer about. There is a proposed ‘distance change’. After the Supreme Court clamped down on the sale of alcohol along highways, businesses have been hit hard. However, in an attempt to scupper the losses, […]

Goa to open doors to Swedish House Mafia, Tommorowland and more

music festival

With the celebrations of World Music Day in mind and after a year that witnessed no major music festival in the State of Goa, the Government of Goa plans on throwing its doors open to music festivals which draw in a large amount of revenue to government coffers. Special zones are set to be identified […]