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Goa Village Suspends "Swachhta Tax" On Tourists Taking Photos

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 8:28 PM

Days after it asked tourists, as well as locals, to pay for clicking photographs, the panchayat in North Goa's Parra, the ancestral village of Union Minister Manohar Parrikar, has scrapped its controversial decision. Parra is best known for its scenic road lined with coconut trees, often serves as a backdrop in several Bollywood films, including the Shahrukh Khan-starrer 'Dear Zindagi'.
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This Goa village is charging tourists Rs 500 for clicking photos

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 5:21 PM

Tourists visiting North Goa's Parra village will now be charged for taking photographs of its picturesque landscape. Parra Village, which is the birth place of late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, has introduced 'Swachhta tax' for the tourists. The fee for clicking pictures of Parra's landscape ranges from Rs 100 to Rs 500.
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Goa Chief Minister Pays Tribute To "Political Guru" Manohar Parrikar

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:09 PM

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant paid tributes to his predecessor late Manohar Parrikar in the state Assembly on Tuesday on the occasion of Guru Poornima. Guru Poornima is celebrated annually on the full moon day in the Hindu calendar month of Ashadha when people express gratitude and appreciation towards their gurus. Manohar Parrikar, 63, died on March 17 this year following a pancreatic ailment.

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