Monday, November 29, 2021

Prasoon Joshi receives 52nd IFFI's Film Personality of the Year award

Panaji |Monday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Underlining the fact that India's diversity was really amazing, renowned lyricist and creative writer Prasoon Joshi on Sunday pointed out that if there was no platform for all segments to tell their stories, India's rich diversity would not show in her ci... read..

Japanese film 'Ring Wandering' get Golden Peacock at 52nd IFFI

Panaji |Monday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Director Masakazu Kaneko's Japanese film "Ring Wandering" ("Ringu Wandaringu") took the top honour on the concluding day of the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Sunday, bagging the coveted Golden Peacock Award.... read..

Dhanush wins Best Actor for 'Asuran' at BRICS Film Festival

Panaji |Monday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Actor Dhanush's stellar performance in director Vetrimaran's Tamil film 'Asuran' fetched him the Best Actor Award at the BRICS Film Festival, which was held alongside the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that came to a close... read..

Jharkhand Health Minister urges PM Modi to halt international flights in view of new COVID-19 variant

Panaji (Goa) | November 28, 2021 1:47:41 AM IST
Amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' first detected in South Africa, Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to suspend international flights that were recently opened.... read..

Manoj Bajpayee: IFFI a great vehicle to encourage new filmmakers

Panaji |Sunday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Stating that he believed that IFFI was a great vehicle to encourage India's next generation of filmmakers, actor Manoj Bajpayee on Sunday said that he believed the country, with its huge population, could be a great force in entertainment.... read..

ISL: Big difference between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, says Jose Diaz

Panaji (Goa) | November 28, 2021 1:01:56 PM IST
SC East Bengal coach Jose Manuel Diaz said his team was beaten by a better side who didn't allow them to play their game as the Red and Gold Brigade went down 0-3 in the Indian Super League (ISL) match against ATK Mohun Bagan.... read..

Goa: Coconut hut-turned-posh bungalow stirs row in land of churches

Panaji |Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
For more than three centuries, a massive 16th century arch dedicated to adventurer Vasco da Gama served as an ornamental overhang under which Goa's newly-appointed Governors were formally welcomed into the capital of Portugal's 'Estado de India'.... read..

ISL: Want to take responsibility for goals conceded, says FC Goa's Dheeraj

Panaji (Goa) | November 27, 2021 11:17:20 AM IST
FC Goa goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh said he wants to take the responsibility of conceding three goals against Jamshedpur FC in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL).... read..

Goa NGOs write to Centre; seek action on illegal mining

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Two days after Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced imminent auctioning of "seven to eight" mining blocks in Goa, several green NGOs have written to the Central government, to blacklist mining companies linked to illegal mining and have violated oth... read..

ISL: Whole squad of Mohun Bagan is a threat, says Diaz ahead of Kolkata Derby

Panaji (Goa) | November 27, 2021 8:17:47 AM IST
SC East Bengal head coach Jose Manuel Diaz is wary of the threat posed by ATK Mohun Bagan players ahead of the much-awaited Kolkata Derby in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL).... read..

Party should give 35% tickets for Goa polls to minority candidates: BJP MLA

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
A Catholic BJP MLA in Goa has demanded 35 per cent tickets for members of the minority community for the 2022 state assembly polls.... read..

Don't have to answer to every barking dog: Moitra on Nadda's criticism

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Trinamool Congress MP and the party's Goa in-charge Mahua Moitra on Saturday said that she does not have to answer to every barking dog, while responding to questions from the media, about BJP national president J.P. Nadda's attack on West Bengal's ruling... read..

Chennai man arrested for driving car on popular Goa beach

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Police in Goa on Friday arrested one Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Chennai, for driving car at the popular Morjim beach in North Goa on Thursday.... read..

Sunburn to take place on a smaller scale in Goa

Goa (Panaji) | November 26, 2021 5:17:12 PM IST
Two days after Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced that the 15th edition of the Sunburn festival will not be held this year, the organisers, on Friday, issued a new statement, saying they are conducting the music event on a smaller scale.... read..

ISL: Hyderabad challenge up next for upbeat Mumbai City

Panaji | November 26, 2021 4:17:09 PM IST
After an unlucky defeat to kick off their Indian Super League campaign earlier this week, Hyderabad FC will be back in action when they take on the defending champions Mumbai City FC, in a crunch game at Fatorda on Saturday.... read..

ISL: Ivan Vukomanovic happy with Kerala's defensive performance against NEUFC

Panaji (Goa) | November 26, 2021 2:17:32 PM IST
After facing defeat by similar margins in their opening round game, NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC drew 0-0 with neither side being able to break the deadlock after 90 minutes at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Thursday.... read..

BJP slips into populist mode, as AAP & Trinmaool flood Goa with promises

Panaji |Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Assembly elections dates are yet to be announced in Goa, but the people of the coastal state, already appear to have emerged as winners thus far.... read..

Days after denial of permission, scaled down Sunburn EDM festival to be held in Goa

Panaji |Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Two days after Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant denied permission to host the popular Sunburn electronic dance music festival, organisers of the event, Percept Live, on Friday in a statement said that a scaled down version of the festival would now be hel... read..

Nadda offers prayers at Mahalaxmi Temple in Panaji, Goa

Panaji (Goa) | November 25, 2021 10:17:19 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda on Thursday offered prayers at the Mahalaxmi Temple in Panaji.... read..

Ahead of Assembly polls, it's raining 'Pablo Escobars' in Goa

Panaji |Thursday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
In the poll-bound Goa, notorious Colombian king of cocaine 'Pablo Escobar' has suddenly become a talking point in the coastal state's politics (and crime). In Goa's highly chirpy pre-election chatter, the most recent reference to Escobar.... read..

Goa dentists stage protest at Nadda function (Ld)

Panaji |Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 AM IST
In an "embarrassment" for Goa's ruling BJP, private dentists in the state staged a protest wearing black arm-bands, late on Wednesday, at a function chaired by party President J.P. Nadda, over a recent hike in bio-medical waste handling fees.... read..

Goa polls: Nadda attacks new entrants TMC, AAP over situation in WB, Delhi

Panaji (Goa) | November 25, 2021 2:17:13 PM IST
Ahead of Goa Assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda on Thursday attacked new entrants in the state election -- All India Trinamool Congress and Aam Aadmi Party over various issues allegedly prevailing in the states they rule.... read..

ISL: Will fight for every ball and give it our all against ATKMB, says East Bengal's Prce

Panaji (Goa) | November 25, 2021 2:17:31 PM IST
The Kolkata Derby is the most important match in any tournament for players of both SC East Bengal and ATK Mohun Bagan. SC East Bengal centre-back Franjo Prce, though a newcomer to the side, has already imbibed the spirit of this crucial match-up.... read..

We need to work towards code of conduct of society: Nadda to BJP workers in Goa

Panaji (Goa) | November 25, 2021 12:17:51 PM IST
Ahead of the Assembly polls in Goa, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda has asked the support of the party workers in the development of Goa and empowering the last man standing in the state.... read..

BJP workers should bring those on path of adharma back on track: Nadda

Panaji |Thursday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Those who are following the path of adharma, should be brought on the path of dharma, BJP national president J.P. Nadda told party workers on Thursday at an election campaign meeting in Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's constituency of Amona in North Goa.... read..

Imperial Britain had better PR, hence no one speaks about Jallianwala massacre: 'Sardar Udham' producer

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Unlike Nazi Germany, British imperialists perhaps had a better public relations machinery, as a result of which no one speaks about the masscares like the one that took place at Jallianwala Bagh in 1919, Ronnie Lahiri, producer of Vicky Kaushal-starrer fi... read..

Informative masterclass on 'Sardar Udham' conducted at IFFI 2021

Goa (Panaji) | November 24, 2021 8:47:27 PM IST
Amazon Prime Video has conducted an informative masterclass 'Creating Cinematic Success and Storytelling of Sardar Udham' at the ongoing 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.... read..

Critics of Bengal govt hung in public: Devendra Fadnavis

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
In West Bengal, critics of the government are beheaded and their bodies hung out on the streets for all to see, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP's Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis said on Tuesday.... read..

Bombay HC rejects Tejpal's plea for in-camera proceedings

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's plea to the Bombay High Court for in-camera hearing of ongoing appeal proceedings in connection with a 2013 rape case, was rejected by the court on Wednesday.... read..

Tourist safety, keeping drug trade in check, top priority: new Goa DGP

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Tourist safety and keeping narcotics activity in check will be the top priorities for the Goa Police, newly appointed Director General of Police Indra Dev Shukla said on Tuesday.... read..

Sunburn festival will not be held this year in Goa

Panaji (Goa) | November 24, 2021 6:17:58 PM IST
Popular electronic dance music (EDM) Sunburn festival, one of the highlights of the state's year-end tourism itinerary, will not be held this year in Goa.... read..

SBI to help Goa auction 'six to eight' mining blocks by Dec 15: CM

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The Goa government will auction "six to eight" iron ore mining blocks by December 15, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.... read..

Goa CM scraps popular EDM event 'Sunburn' this year

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Popular electronic dance music (EDM) Sunburn festival organised by Percept Live, one of the highlights of the state's year-end tourism itinerary, will not be held this year.... read..

Samantha: 'Raji' in 'The Family Man 2' allowed me to explore a new dimension

Panaji |Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Pointing out that 'Raji', her character in the web series 'The Family Man 2', was the most vulnerable and a challenging role for her, popular south Indian actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu said that she sought a lot of handholding and training to play the role... read..

5,000 party workers to help finalise 40 candidates for Goa: Chodankar

Panaji |Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Nearly 5,000 Congress party workers will be actively involved in the selection process of candidates in the 40 Assembly constituencies, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Tuesday.... read..

Manoj Bajpayee finds inspiration for his characters from the Indian middle class

Panaji |Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Stating that the life of the Indian middle class was a comedy, actor Manoj Bajpayee on Monday said that it was the inspiration and reference for all his characters.... read..

'IPAC maybe betraying Mamata Banerjee ahead of Goa polls'

Panaji |Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC) led by political strategist Prashant Kishor has an agenda of its own and may be betraying West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress founder Mamata Banerjee, Congress' Goa desk in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao... read..

Aimee Baruah's journey to a village, and dialect, that time forgot

Panaji |Monday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) opened here on Sunday with Aimee Baruah's 'Semkhor', the first movie to be made in Dimasa, a dialect spoken by a tribal community spread across parts of Assam and Nagaland.... read..

Manoj Bajpayee discusses acting, his role in 'Family Man', during 'In-Conversation' session at IFFI

Panaji (Goa) | November 22, 2021 8:17:48 PM IST
Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee, on Monday, virtually sat down for an 'In Conversation' session for the 'Creating Cult Icons: India's own James Bond with the family man' held on the sidelines of the 52nd International Film Festival of India in Goa.... read..

ISL: Mumbai City FC begin title defence with win over FC Goa

Panaji (Goa) | November 22, 2021 10:47:59 PM IST
Igor Angulo continued from where he left last season, a dominating outing though against his former side as defending champions Mumbai City FC beat FC Goa 3-0 here in a 2021-22 Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fato... read..

Action on alliance between BJP, MGP for Goa polls soon: Fadnavis

Panaji |Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
A lot has been spoken about the possibility of a pre-poll alliance between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party for the 2022 assembly polls, but "you will see action happening on that soon", former Maharashtra Chi... read..

Final disposal of disqualification plea against 10 Goa MLAs on Dec 10

Panaji |Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The disqualification petition filed by Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar against 10 Congress MLAs who quit the party en masse in 2019, has been listed for final disposal on December 10, counsel for Chodankar and Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha said on M... read..

Best way to keep Goa green is to grab yourself a glass of feni!

Panaji |Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
What is the best way to save Goa from deforestation?... read..
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