Sunday, September 20, 2020

Bombay HC upholds acquittal of six in 2009 Goa blast case (Ld)

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld the acquittal of six persons accused of links with Goa-headquartered Sanatan Sanstha and who were charged by the NIA for a failed bomb blast plot in South Goa's Margao town in 2009.... read..

Goa Guv's nod to end allowance scheme, Cong flays govt

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The Goa Governor on Sunday gave approval to the state government's decision to end a house building allowance scheme for government servants and lawmakers, drawing criticism from the opposition Congress.... read..

Pramod Sawant welcomes passage of farm bills in RS, says farmers to get good price for their produce

Panaji (Goa) | September 20, 2020 10:12:19 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant welcomed the passage of agriculture bills in Rajya Sabha on Sunday, stating that they would benefit the farmers.... read..

Atma Nirbhar Bharat: Maharashtra Governor calls upon universities to work for success of 'Bamboo Mission'

Panaji (Goa) | September 19, 2020 8:42:15 PM IST
Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the Governor of Maharashtra and Goa, on Saturday urged state universities to work for the success of the "Bamboo Mission" to realise the goal of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.... read..

Deepika set to shoot her next in Goa: '3 days to go'

Goa |Saturday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is in Goa and geared up to shoot for her upcoming yet-untitled film, directed by Shakun Batra.... read..

Goa CMO examining Lokayukta order against BJP MLA

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
A day after the Goa Lokayukta passed an order which indicts BJP MLA and former Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar in a disproportionate assets case, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that his office is examining the order against the legislator.... read..

Bombay HC upholds acquittal of six in 2009 Goa blast case

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld the acquittal of six persons accused of being linked to the Goa-headquartered Sanatan Sanstha, and who were charged by the NIA for a failed bomb blast plot in South Goa's Margao town in 2009.... read..

Covid relief: Goa beach shacks may get 50% licence fee rebate

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
The Goa government is expected to offer 50 per cent relief in licence fees to beach shack operators in the state, in order to tide over the losses accrued due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said on Friday.... read..

53-year-old German woman found dead in Goa

Panaji |Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
A 53-year-old German woman has been found dead in her apartment in the beach village of Canacona in South Goa district, police said Friday.... read..

Decision to restart Classes X, XII after October 2: Goa CM

Panaji |Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the decision to restart classes for students of Class X and XII will be taken after October 2.... read..

Goa AAP Convener resigns, says will continue to work for party

Panaji |Friday, 2020 8:15:07 PM IST
Goa AAP Convener Elvis Gomes on Friday said that he was stepping down from the post, adding that he would work at the grass-roots level and try to expand the party base ahead of the 2022 Assembly polls.... read..

Goa govt should subsidise COVID treatment in private hospitals to mark PM Modi's birthday: Girish Chodankar

Margao (Goa) | September 17, 2020 1:12:23 PM IST
The BJP government in Goa should either take over private hospitals treating COVID-19 patients or announce subsidised charges for its treatment in private hospitals to mark the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Presi... read..

Covid-19: Lokayukta orders ACB probe in Goa's 'Labourgate'

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 4:45:06 AM IST
In an order on Wednesday, the Goa Lokayukta has directed the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Goa Police to file an First Information Report (FIR) to probe a scam in which "ineligible persons", including local panchayat members were provided financial benefi... read..

Goa's Covid-19 tally crosses 26,000 with 319 deaths

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Goa's overall Covid-19 tally crossed the 26,000-mark on Wednesday, with 628 new cases reported in the state, which has also witnessed 319 deaths of novel coronavirus patients.... read..

Goa govt to decide about schools' reopening after October 2

Panaji (Goa) | September 17, 2020 11:12:26 PM IST
The decision regarding reopening of schools, especially for class X and XII will be taken only after October 2, in consultation with experts and considering the pandemic situation, Goa Chief MinisterPramod Sawant said on Thursday.... read..

Goa Oppn wants cheaper Covid treatment in pvt hospitals on Modi's B'day

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The BJP-led coalition government in Goa should subsidise the "steep" charges of private hospitals for Covid-19 treatment to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Thursday.... read..

No Assembly session amid corona spike in Goa: CM

Panaji |Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday that an Assembly session cannot be convened at a time when coronavirus cases were peaking in the coastal state.... read..

Railway tunnel repaired on KR route in Goa, traffic resumes

Panaji |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
More than a month after a caved-in wall of a tunnel along the Konkan Railway (KR) track in Goa, caused disruption and diversion of trains travelling the route, KR in a statement said that the restoration work at the tunnel site had been completed.... read..

Anganwadi centres in Goa to go digital with e-learning initiative: Goa Health Minister

Panaji (Goa) | September 16, 2020 9:12:26 AM IST
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit P Rane has said that Anganwadi centres in Goa will go "Digital" with "e-learning" initiative in association with Siemens and ConveGenius.... read..

Bombay HC slams Goa cops for 'shoddy' probe of sex crimes

Panaji |Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
The Bombay High Court's Panaji bench on Monday passed strictures against the Goa Police for casual and apathetic investigations into crimes involving sexual offences against women and children.... read..

Two more Goa BJP MLAs test corona positive

Panaji |Tuesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Two more MLAs from the ruling BJP tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, which also saw a record 14 deaths of COVID-19 patients.... read..

Five held with fake currency notes of Rs 2.96 lakhs in Goa

Panaji (Goa) | September 15, 2020 11:12:18 AM IST
A team of Panaji Police station arrested five persons who had come from Chandigarh a week ago and were using fake Indian currency notes in parts of Panaji and Porvorim.... read..

Alberto Noguera looking forward to his stint with FC Goa

Panaji (Goa) | September 15, 2020 2:42:08 PM IST
FC Goa's midfielder Alberto Noguera is looking forward to leaving a mark with the club in the upcoming edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).... read..

Former Dy CM seeks Assembly session in Goa to discuss pandemic

Panaji |Tuesday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
Former Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, Sudin Dhavalikar, on Monday wrote to acting Goa Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, urging him to call a five-day session of the state legislative Assembly to discuss the government's preparedness to address the Covid-19 p... read..

Goa: Congress accuses State govt of covering up COVID failures ,says Stop salaries of all MLAs

Panaji (Goa) | September 13, 2020 9:42:18 PM IST
The Congress in Goa on Sunday accused the State government of trying to cover-up its failures in regards to COVID cases, financial status and other related issues and demanded to stop the salaries and other benefits of MLAs from ruling and opposition clai... read..

42 persons arrested in gambling raid in Goa beach village

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Forty-two persons were arrested following a gambling raid by the Goa Police in the beach village of Calangute in North Goa, a spokesperson said on Sunday.... read..

Each health worker in Goa gets Rs 50L insurance cover

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
All health workers in Goa have now been provided with life insurance cover to the tune of Rs 50 lakh each, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Sunday, as the state continues to face a sustained spike in Covid-19 cases.... read..

Crime branch raids 2 gambling dens at Margao, Canacona in Goa

Panaji (Goa) | September 13, 2020 1:12:12 AM IST
The crime branch of the Goa police raided two gambling dens at two locations in South Goa, arrested two accused and seized gambled money and articles.... read..

Union Minister Shripad Naik discharged from hospital after COVID-19 recovery

Panaji (Goa) | September 13, 2020 10:12:11 AM IST
Union Minister of State Shripad Naik was on Saturday discharged from hospital here after recovery from COVID-19 for which he had tested positive in August.... read..

42 held for gambling in Goa's Calangute

Calangute (Goa) | September 13, 2020 11:42:17 AM IST
The North Goa District Police has arrested 42 persons for being allegedly involved in gambling after a raid from a hotel on Saturday in Gaurawaddo Calangute, informed the police.... read..

'Wealthy tourists, 1960s charm to inspire Goa's tourism re-invention'

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Goa will have to re-invent its tourism profile and go back to the pristine 1960s, to get the industry back on its feet, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Thursday.... read..
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