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PANAJI: The tourism department that was cracking down on illegal deck beds and shacks since the beginning of the season is facing opposition from unusual quarters.
PANAJI: In a bid to secure its boundaries which have become blurred with encroachments by the shack operators, the tourism department has decided to demarcate public properties along the coastal belt.
PANAJI: Five Goan beaches have featured among Asia's top 25 beaches on travel website tripadvisor.com.
ANACONA: The State government’s plan to set up an ‘Interpretation Centre’ at the turtle conservation site at Galgibaga has run into rough weather, with agitated residents forcing a team of surveyors and forest officials to leave the inspection site.
MAPUSA: Completing the drive against illegal structures along the coastal belt in Pernem, authorities demolished 46 huts and three shacks in Mandrem on Thursday.
ARAMBOL: About 90 illegal structures, including 10 shacks and 80 huts, along the Arambol coastline were demolished on Wednesday. The drive is part of the government's action against CRZ violations in view of a high court order.
PANAJI: After nearly two decades of a turtle conservation programme in the state, the forest department has plans to set up an interpretation centre on the theme at Galgibaga for the first time.
MORJIM: The decade-long continuous flow of foreign tourists into Mandrem constituency of Pernem taluka has changed the very face of its three coastal villages of Ashvem, Morjim and Arambol.
MAPUSA: Loud music continued to be played at Morjim beach over the weekend despite the deputy collector banning parties as the beach has been declared a turtle nesting site. Sources said there are nine music events in Morjim and seven in Ashvem lined up on New Year's Eve.
PANAJI: The Goa Costal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) and forest department on Saturday blamed the Pernem deputy collector for granting permission to hold full moon parties in turtle-nesting sites at Morjim.