PANAJI: Conservation of heritage and historical monuments in the state has received a boost as the Union ministry of culture has sanctioned 1,81,75,000 for protection of 13 of them, including churches, temples, mosques and forts during the year 2013-14.

Old Goa locals say no to mega projects

PANAJI: Old Goa's heritage edifices have been almost overshadowed by high rise buildings. But after a long time, the villagers found their voice to say no to mega projects in the former capital of Goa.

OLD GOA: "Protect our livelihood" was the overwhelming feedback the archaeological survey of India (ASI) received on Monday as it met with stakeholders to discuss draft heritage bylaws to protect the World Heritage Site's churches and convents.

PANAJI: The nine-day novena in preparation for the feast of St Francis Xavier at the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa, a world heritage site that attract pilgrims from across the globe, could soon get a classy French touch.

PANAJI: On a sunny Tuesday morning, as the monsoon took a brief break, small groups of tourists trickled into the Basilica of Bom Jesus - mostly off-season Indian tourists, men and women modestly dressed - at Old Goa.

PWD tenders 4-laning of Ribandar bypass road

PANAJI: The PWD has tendered the project for four-laning the Ribandar bypass road starting from the Panaji-Merces junction to the Ela junction in Old Goa.

PANAJI: The state tourism department on Tuesday held a meeting with a delegation from the tourist guides association, to address the issues concerning foreigners illegally operating businesses in Goa.

PANAJI: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded that the government identify an alternative location instead of Baiguinim for the proposed garbage treatment plant.

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 09:08:35 AM IST

4-lane project surprises ASI

OLD GOA: The public works department's (PWD's) 126-crore plan for a four-lane corridor through the old city has taken archaeological survey of India (ASI) by surprise and it has sought a status report on the project from national monuments authority (NMA).

OLD GOA: The PWD's pilot project for a four-lane corridor through the buffer zone near the Bom Jesus Basilica has set off alarm bells among heritage lovers as they fear it could worsen the fragmentation of the world heritage site.

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