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Goa: Beggars, mentally ill locked in cage, police probe

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A disability rights NGO in Goa on Tuesday filed a complaint with the state police, alleging that beggars and mentally ill persons were kept locked in a "cage" in a church compound in North Goa's Agacaim area, near the state capital.... read..
 

110 international buyers to attend Goa travel mart

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
As many as 110 international buyers are expected to attend the third edition of the Goa International Travel Mart, which is scheduled to kick-off in the state capital on Wednesday, a Goa Tourism spokesperson said on Tuesday.... read..
 

BJP to gift Goa Congress prez Abhijit Banerjee's book

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Even as several BJP leaders across India have criticised Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee for his 'left leaning' economics, Goa's Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral on Tuesday justified the BJP-led coalition government's spending on populist welfare scheme... read..
 

Goa: Digambar Kamat urges CM Sawant to name a stand at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as 'Francisco Monte Cruz Stand'

Panaji (Goa) | October 22, 2019 7:41:33 PM IST
The Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Tuesday urged the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to consider his request to name a stand at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Fatorda town in Salcete as 'Francisco Monte Cruz Stand'.... read..
 

Goa's stray cattle turning 'non-vegetarian': Cow shelter confirms Minister's statement

Panaji (Goa) | October 22, 2019 4:41:39 PM IST
After the Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo's statement that stray cattle in the state are turning non-vegetarian, the cow shelter where such cattle are being treated here has confirmed it.... read..
 

Animal bones found in stomachs of Goa stray cattle

Panaji |Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Days after Goa's Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo claimed that stray cattle in the state's coastal belt have "turned non-vegetarian", trustee of a cow shelter where such animals are being relocated, has confirmed the unusual trend.... read..
 

'Padosan','Andaz Apna Apna' make it to IFFI

Panaji |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Bollywood entertainers such as "Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi", "Padosan" and "Andaz Apna Apna" are among films scheduled for the Open Air Screening segment at the upcoming edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which will be held from November 20... read..
 

Goa: Pramod Sawant chairs meet on solid waste management

Panaji (Goa) | October 22, 2019 8:41:35 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the high power committee for Sonsodo garbage treatment plant and regarding the proposed solid waste management facility at Bainguinim.... read..
 

Victim cross-examined for second day in Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case

Mapusa (Goa) | October 22, 2019 4:41:37 PM IST
The woman who lodged a sexual assault case against Tehelka magazine founder Tarun Tejpal was cross-examined by the defence counsel for the second day at Additional District and Sessions court at Mapusa here on Tuesday.... read..
 

ISL: FC Goa favourites against Chennaiyin FC (Preview)

Panaji |Tuesday, 2019 11:45:06 PM IST
FC Goa will look to go one better and win the title this time as they begin their 2019-20 Indian Super League (ISL) campaign against Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Wednesday.... read..
 

Goa looks to PM's Varanasi as model for waste management

Panaji |Tuesday, 2019 11:45:06 PM IST
Grappling with the politically sensitive issue of garbage management in South Goa district, the Goa government wants to seek inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi and the Delhi government, in order to to finali... read..
 

Tarun Tejpal's lawyers cross-examine victim in rape case

Panaji |Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Defence lawyers on Monday started cross-examining the girl, who had in 2013 accused former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal of allegedly raping her.... read..
 

Buildings sans NOC near Goa airport a threat: Navy

Panaji |Monday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Buildings in close proximity of the Dabolim international airport, without a formal nod from the Indian Navy, pose a threat, both to the security of the INS Hansa naval base, from where the airport functions, and to the safety of the aircraft using the fa... read..
 

Goa beach village bans migrants from running businesses

Panaji |Monday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Residents of a beach village in South Goa, formally resolved to ban migrants from traditional and tourism-centric businesses in the village jurisdiction citing lack of business opportunities for local youth and law and order issues.... read..
 

Court begins cross-examination of victim in Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case

Mapusa (Goa) | October 21, 2019 1:11:32 PM IST
An Additional District and Sessions court at Mapusa here on Monday commenced the in-camera cross-examination of the victim in a sexual assault case against Tarun Tejpal, the former editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine.... read..
 

Five foreign films in Debut Competition at IFFI

Panaji (Goa) | October 20, 2019 9:11:34 PM IST
Five international films and two from India are among the seven films competing for the best debut feature film of a director at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).... read..
 

Fractional ownership model can help boost sluggish realty market

Panaji |Sunday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
With sluggishness creeping into the real estate market due to the ongoing economic slowdown, a Canada-based group has come up with a unique real estate investment model, which allows investors to purchase fractional ownership in multiple homes, instead of... read..
 

Congress demands inquiry into 'irregularities' in GITM 2019 tenders

Panaji (Goa) | October 20, 2019 4:41:35 PM IST
Congress Goa president Girish Chodankar on Sunday targeted the Pramod Sawant-led state government for allegedly manipulating the records and creating ambiguity in tender specifications pertaining to Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) 2019.... read..
 

Goa CM attends IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon

Panaji (Goa) | October 20, 2019 5:41:33 PM IST
For the first time in India, IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon race was held at Miramar beach here on Sunday.... read..
 

Bishworjit Singh Saikhom of Indian Army wins IRONMAN 70.3

Panaji (Goa) | October 20, 2019 5:41:42 PM IST
Indian Army's Bishworjit Singh Saikhom scripted history after finishing on the first spot in the country's first-ever IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon, which was held here on Sunday.... read..
 

Goa stray cattle turning non-vegetarian: BJP Minister

Panaji |Sunday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Stray cattle in Goa's tourism savvy coastal belt, which includes popular beach villages like Calangute and Candolim, have "turned non-vegetarian" and only eat scraps of chicken and fried fish, claims the state's Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo.... read..
 

Goa: 3 Nigerian nationals with drugs arrested in Calangute

Calangute (Goa) | October 20, 2019 8:41:41 PM IST
Police intercepted a speeding car, which they chased for over 15 kilometres and arrested three Nigerian nationals in it on the charge of drug possession here late on Saturday night.... read..
 

'Need mass movement against NGOs protesting development'

Panaji |Sunday, 2019 9:15:05 AM IST
Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal has called for a mass movement against NGOs who protest development, calling it the 'worst form of obstruction of justice' for the country's poor.... read..
 

Goa stray cattle turning carnivore, says BJP Minister (Lead)

Panaji |Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Stray cattle in Goa's tourism savvy coastal belt, which includes popular beach villages like Calangute and Candolim, have "turned non-vegetarian" and only eat scraps of chicken and fried fish, claims the state's Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo.... read..
 

Trash4Cash to fetch you entry to Goa jamboree! Hurry up

Panaji |Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Old newspapers, empty cigarette packets and ubiquitous packets of potato chips can fetch you a ticket to a jamboree, the 'LalaLand Festival' in Goa, which is aimed at promoting crossover art forms, sustainable innovations, new experiences and global trend... read..
 

Dry day in Goa areas bordering Maharashtra on Oct 21

Panaji |Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Following the directives by the Election Commission, the Goa government has declared a dry day in all the sub-districts bordering Maharashtra on October 21, in view of the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled for that day.... read..
 

Goa needs more trains to increase tourist footfalls: Goyal

Panaji |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal wants to make trains the engine of tourism growth in Goa.... read..
 

Goa govt wants to fill quarries with garbage, fined by NGT

Panaji |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The Goa government wants to fill up existing laterite stone quarries with municipal garbage, but the National Green Tribunal wants to have none of it.... read..
 

Swimming banned off Goa beaches for 48 hours amid heavy rain

Panaji |Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Swimming has been banned off Goa's beaches for 48 hours after the India Meteorological Department on Friday issued a warning about heavy rain and gusty winds in several parts of the coastal state.... read..
 

Goa spent Rs 3.26 cr on day-long GST Council meet: RTI (Lead)

Panaji |Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Goa government coughed up Rs 3.26 crore for hosting a day-long meeting of the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and held last month in a star resort, RTI data showed.... read..
 

IMD predicts light to moderate rains with thundershowers in Goa

Panaji (Goa) | October 19, 2019 6:11:35 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) here has predicted light to moderate thunderstorms at many places in the north and south Goa.... read..
 

Foreign Investors trade proposals will be cleared within 30 days: CM Sawant

Panaji (Goa) | October 18, 2019 1:11:32 AM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the business and trade proposals of foreign investors will be cleared in just 30 days in Goa.... read..
 

Bombay HC dismisses Tarun Tejpal's plea for postponement of trail in sexual assault case

Panaji (Goa) | October 18, 2019 6:41:36 PM IST
The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by Tarun Tejpal, the former editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine, seeking postponement till December, the trial against him in a sexual assault case.... read..
 

Goa to emerge as hub for sports tourism: CM

Panaji |Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The government is working towards making Goa a premier hub for sports tourism, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.... read..
 

HC dismisses Tejpal's plea for postponing rape hearing

Panaji |Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Friday dismissed a petition filed by former Tehelka editor-in-chief and rape accused Tarun Tejpal, who had sought to postpone the cross-examination of the victim scheduled for next week, because of the non availabilit... read..
 

John Bailey to chair International Jury at IFFI 2019

Panaji |Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
John Bailey, cinematographer and former President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, will chair the International Jury of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), while French filmmaker Robin Campillo, Chinese filmmaker Zhan... read..
 

Goa spent Rs 3.26 cr on day-long GST Council meet: RTI

Panaji |Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The Goa government coughed up Rs 3.26 crore for hosting a day-long meeting of the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held last month in a star resort, RTI data showed.... read..
 

Goa signs MoU with STPI for start-up centre

Panaji |Friday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The Goa government's Information Technology Corporation on Thursday signed an MoU with the Software Technology Park of India to set up a start-up centre in the coastal state.... read..
 

500 foreign delegates to participate in Vibrant Goa expo

Panaji |Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Over 500 foreign delegates from over 50 countries are expected to participate in 'Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019', a three-day investment meet which will kick-off near Panaji on Thursday.... read..
 

Goa school teacher arrested for molesting 5 girls

Panaji |Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Police in Goa have arrested a school teacher for allegedly molesting five girl students at a government school in Ponda sub district, an official said on Thursday.... read..
 

Goa: School teacher booked for molesting five girl students

Ponda (Goa) | October 17, 2019 2:41:56 PM IST
Ponda police arrested a school teacher on Thursday for allegedly molesting five girl students of a government-run school at Kundai South Goa.... read..
 

Goa CM releases commemorative IRONMAN 70.3 postal stamp

Panaji (Goa) | October 17, 2019 11:41:40 PM IST
The Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, on Thursday released a special commemorative IRONMAN 70.3 Goa postal stamp in Panaji.... read..
 

Congress demands sacking of Goa Dy CM over ESMA threat

Panaji |Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The main opposition Congress in Goa on Wednesday condemned Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar's threat to invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against over 200 lifeguards who are on strike demanding prompt payment of wages and better work ... read..
 

Mining closure disturbed Goa's industrial eco-system: CM

Panaji |Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The closure of the mining industry in Goa has disturbed the industrial eco-system in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.... read..
 

Fadnavis would be re-elected as Maharashtra CM: Pramod Sawant

Panaji (Goa) | October 16, 2019 1:41:42 PM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis will retain his chair after the upcoming Maharashtra polls as the BJP will win with a thumping majority.... read..
 

Navy trying to control Goa's land resources: BJP Minister

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Goa's Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho on Wednesday once again lashed out at the Indian Navy, accusing it of using the guise of security to control land resources near its naval base INS Hansa in South Goa, which is also home to the state's only airport.... read..
 

Construction licence for big projects within 15 days: Goa CM

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
A month after the Chief Executive Officer of the state government's Investment Promotion Board quit citing complaints related to red-tapism, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that the Board would facilitate construction licences to big ticket p... read..
 

HC pulls up Goa govt for failing to install digital meters

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The Panaji bench of the High Court on Tuesday pulled up the state government for failing to facilitate the installation of digital meters in taxis, stating that prima facie the negligence amounts to contempt of the Bombay High Court.... read..
 

Indian Navy trying to rule Goa by proxy: BJP Minister

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Transport Minister in the BJP-led coalition government in Goa, Mauvin Godinho, lashed out at the Indian Navy accusing its officials of trying to "rule" Goa by proxy, by cornering large chunks of prime real estate and depriving civilians from use of land r... read..
 

Goa Transport Minister lashes out at Indian Navy over its zoning proposal

Vasco (Goa) | October 16, 2019 4:11:39 PM IST
Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho on Tuesday described as "ridiculous", a zoning proposal by the Indian Navy to deter and regulate real estate development within a 20 km radius of Goa's only airport, which functions out of a naval base INS Hansa.... read..
 

Goa Speaker hears plea for disqualification of 10 MLAs

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Goa Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Tuesday said that he would hear the petitioner, the Congress, once more, before deciding on whether notice should be issued to 10 MLAs, who split the party and joined the ruling BJP in July.... read..
 
 
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