Thursday, July 20, 2017

Land allotment for Mapusa Ravindra Bhavan by Dec: Goa CM

Panaji | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said land for constructing Ravindra Bhavan at Mapusa in North Goa will be given to Art and Culture Department by December this year. Speaking during Question Hour in the State Legislative Assembly, he said... read..

2016 BRICS food scam: GHRC directs to issue notice to Goa CS

Panaji | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The Goa Human Rights Commission comprising of A D Salkar and J A Keny has directed that a show cause notice be issued to Goa Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma for not responding to lawful orders passed by the commission. The GHRC directions came ... read..

Planning to auction Goa mining leases: Parrikar

Panaji |Thursday, 2017 5:15:07 PM IST
The Goa government is planning to auction mining leases which are due to expire in 2020, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the state legislative assembly on Thursday.... read..

IRB constable found dead in Goa

Panaji | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
An Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) constable was found dead one open school at Porvorim near the city today. According to police, the body of the deceased, Kishor Shirodkar, was found at the compound of National School of Open Schooling along the hi... read..

Circular banning govt officials visiting residences of elected representatives will be modified: Goa CM

Panaji | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The Goa government has decided to modify the circular banning government officials visiting the residences of elected representatives in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said here. Responding to a calling attention motion moved by Lea... read..

Congress leader asks Goa BJP MLAs to adopt 15 cows each

Panaji |Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane on Thursday asked all BJP MLAs to adopt 15 cows so that they understand the woes of a cattle farmer while also coming to the rescue of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar over his remarks on beef.... read..

US says China acknowledged goal of reducing bilateral trade deficit

WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
China acknowledged a shared goal of reducing the trade deficit with the United States during day-long talks, the US Treasury said. In a brief statement after the US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce S... read..

High-level French delegation visits 'INS Hansa' in Goa

Panaji | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
A high-level French delegation, led by Ambassador of France Alexandre Ziegler, arrived in Goa today. According to a statement issued by the Navy here, the delegation visited the premier Naval Air Station, INS Hansa, where they were received by Re... read..

Israeli prisoners brainwashed Goa's serial desecrator: Parrikar

Panaji |Wednesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Fifty-year-old Francis Pereira, who is being probed for desecrating scores of religious icons, was brainwashed when he was lodged in Goa's Central Jail by Israeli inmates, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.... read..

No crime rate increase in Goa due to casino industry: Parrikar

Panaji |Wednesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday asserted that there was no co-relation between the casino industry and the coastal state's crime rate.... read..

Juventus sign goalkeeper Szczesny from Arsenal

Turin |Wednesday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
Juventus on Wednesday signed Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny from Arsenal on a four-year contract, while AC Milan's versatile full-back Mattia De Sciglio underwent medicals ahead of his proposed move to the record Italian football champions.... read..

South west monsoon active in Goa, Valpoi receives 16 cm of rainfall

Panaji | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
South West monsoon being active over Goa, heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at most places over the state during the last 24 hours. According to local weather office here today, Valpoi received 16 cm of rainfall, Ponda and Ela (Old Goa) 12 cm ea... read..

Goa Tourism participates in TTF Hyderabad

Panaji | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Goa Tourism participated at the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) Hyderabad from July 14 -15, 2017 showcasing a plethora of facets and activities available for tourists in the State of Goa. According to a press release from Department of Tourism here t... read..

Crime rate in Goa has not increased due to casinos: CM

Panaji | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that the crime rate in the state has not increased due to casinos. In a written replying to a question raised by Leader of the Opposition in the State Legislative Assembly that whether the crime rate i... read..

FC Goa confirms the signing of Ferran Corominas

Panaji | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
FC Goa today confirmed the signing of Spanish forward, Ferran Corominas on a free transfer. Popularly called 'Coro', the 34-year-old has raked up over 250 appearances in La Liga and has a wealth of experience behind him having turned out for the li... read..

England goalkeeper Hart joins West Ham on loan

LONDON | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
England goalkeeper Joe Hart has joined West Ham United on a season-long loan from Premier League rivals Manchester City, the London club announced today. The 30-year-old played for Torino in Italy's Serie A last season on loan. "It's important for me to p... read..

Goa Environmental film festival from Sep 8-10

Panaji | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will be organising three-day Goa Environmental Film Festival from September 8. Addressing a press conference here, ESG vice-chairman Rajendra Talak said, "The subject of the festival is 'Pollution'. Sustain... read..

Goa announces new music festival

New Delhi [India] | July 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A brand new music festival with multiple genres will be debuting on the sunny shores of Goa this December.... read..

ISL 2017: FC Goa sign Spanish forward Ferran Corominas

New Delhi [India] | July 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
FC Goa has confirmed the signing of Spanish forward Ferran Corominas on a free transfer for the upcoming fourth season of the Indian Super League (ISL).... read..

Tourists in Goa warned of toxic 'bluebottles' near beaches

Panaji |Tuesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The beach-bound tourists in Goa, especially who love to wade into the sea, have been advised to steer clear of 'Portuguese-man-of-war', the toxic, jelly-like organisms known to sting humans on contact.... read..

Oppn MLAs stall first day of Goa Assy on withdrawal of circular

Panaji | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
The opposition Congress MLAs stalled first day of the Monsoon session of the seventh Legislative Assembly today, demanding withdrawal of a circular, which has banned government officials from attending meeting at the MLA's residence. Speaking to repor... read..

Goa female dentists get extortion threats signed off by 'Abu Zarqawi'

Panaji |Tuesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
IS founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may have been killed in 2006, but extortion letters signed off with the dreaded terrorist's name have come back to haunt female dentists in the tony Calangute-Candolim beach belt in North Goa, also known for its booming den... read..

Goa assembly worse than market, says Congress leader

Panaji |Tuesday, 2017 4:15:06 PM IST
Former Chief Minister and Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane on Tuesday castigated his own party colleagues for obstructing house proceedings, claiming that the Goa assembly was worse than a marketplace.... read..

Goa can import beef from K'taka to avoid shortage: CM

Panaji | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the state government kept the option of importing beef from neighbouring Karnataka open. Responding to a question raised by Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral during question hour of the state assembly, monsoon s... read..

Oppn, treasury benches spar over circular in Goa Assembly, House adjourned twice

Panaji | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
The Question Hour of the first day of Goa Legislative Assembly witnessed ruckus and adjournments as Opposition Congress MLAs protested and demanded withdrawal of a circular which has barred government officials from attending meeting at MLAs house. ... read..

Mexico minister expresses concern over US talk of deficits in NAFTA goals

MEXICO CITY | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
Mexico's economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said today he was concerned that the United States was still insisting on reducing trade deficits in the objectives it set out for the renegotiation of the NAFTA trade deal. Speaking on Mexican television by ph... read..

Goa to draw tourists to villages: Minister

Panaji |Tuesday, 2017 4:45:06 PM IST
Goa will promote its villages to offer to tourists traditional and authentic flavour of the state, and two villages will be groomed for the purpose, according to a draft master plan.... read..

Goa irrigation minister speaks out on Mhadei River Case

Panaji (Goa) [India] | July 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a recent letter issued by the Office of Water Resource Secretariat in Goa, Vinod Palyakar, the Minister for Water Resource in Goa, said that there will not be any compromise with Karnataka regarding the Mhadei River Case, whether it is through a legal ... read..

Will ensure there is no shortage of beef in Goa: Parrikar

Panaji (Goa) [India] | July 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that he will ensure that there is no shortage of beef in the state.... read..

Goa airport to continue to cater to civilian traffic: CM

Panaji |Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Goa's international airport at Dabolim, operating from a naval base, will continue to be used for civilian air traffic even after the commissioning of the one in Pernem, 45 km from Panaji, the state government told the assembly on Tuesday.... read..

Pune institute to find solution for Goa beach erosion

Panaji |Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
The Pune-based Central Water and Power Research station has been asked to recommend a solution for erosion of Goa's popular beaches, Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkar told the Goa assembly on Tuesday.... read..

Congress ridicules Parrikar's remark on beef supply in Goa

New Delhi [India] | July 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Congress party on Tuesday ridiculed Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement on exporting beef and dubbed his remark as hilarious.... read..

Trump administration unveils NAFTA renegotiating goals

Washington |Tuesday, 2017 10:15:11 AM IST
US President Donald Trump's administration has unveiled its goals for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), issuing a plan for how it hopes to rewrite trade terms and transform the American economy, the media reported.... read..

Goa can import beef from Karnataka: Parrikar

Panaji |Tuesday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
To avoid beef shortage in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the BJP-led government has kept open its option of importing it from Karnataka.... read..

Mhadei water issue: K'taka wants out of court settlement, Goa says there

Panaji | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
The issue of Mhadei water sharing remains unchanged as Goa has made it clear that there would not be any compromise or out of court settlement on the Mhadei case which the state government is fighting with its neighbouring state Karnataka. On Jul... read..

Goa assembly adjourned twice after ruckus

Panaji |Tuesday, 2017 1:45:07 PM IST
The Goa assembly was adjourned twice on the first day of the monsoon session on Tuesday after the Congress party created a ruckus over its demand for admission of an adjournment motion.... read..

FC Goa sign Spanish forward Corominas

Panaji |Tuesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) outfit FC Goa confirmed the signing of Spanish forward Ferran Corominas on a free transfer.... read..

Pulis looks to new signing Rodriguez for goals

By Michael Church HONG KONG | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis hopes new signing Jay Rodriguez can be the answer to his team's goal scoring problems this season, despite the former Southampton striker's injury woes. Rodriguez's career has been hampered by a knee injury sustai... read..

Congress prepares strategy to corner Goa Govt in assembly

Panaji | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
With monsoon session of Goa Assembly beginning tomorrow, the opposition Congress has prepared its strategy to corner the government. Speaking to UNI, Leader of the Opposition Chandrakant 'Babu' Kavlekar said the party would be cornering the gover... read..

Multi-genre music fest to debut in Goa

Panaji |Monday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
After Sunburn and Supersonic made an exit from Goa last year, a multi-genre music festival, 'Time Out 72 Hours', is set to debut in Goa this December.... read..

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves joins Flamengo

Madrid |Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Spanish football club Valencia has confirmed the sale of Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Alves to Rio de Janeiro side Flamengo.... read..

Goa government to table casino policy in monsoon session

Panaji |Monday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
More than two decades after casinos were introduced in Goa, the Manohar Parrikar government will finally table a policy in the assembly's upcoming monsoon session to regulate the casino industry.... read..

Presidential poll: 50 per cent voting recorded in Goa

Panaji |Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Nearly 50 per cent of the state's 38 legislators and four members of Parliament have cast their ballot to elect the country's 14th President at the assembly complex here on Monday, a poll official said.... read..

Alliance compulsions apart, against casinos in Goa: BJP

Panaji |Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Hinting that coalition compulsions were responsible for allowing the casinos to function in Goa, the BJP on Monday said it is against this industry.... read..

Monsoon session of Goa Assembly to commence tomorrow

Panaji | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
The 15-day-long session of Goa Legislative Assembly will start tomorrow. Speaking to reporters, Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant said the monsoon session of the assembly would begin tomorrow and end on August 7. He said his office had rece... read..

Goa Govt to table policy on casinos tomorrow

Panaji | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
To regulate casino industry in the state, the Goa government will table a policy related to casinos in the monsoon session of the assembly which starts from tomorrow. Speaking to reporters here today, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said, "The ca... read..

38 MLAs exercised their franchise in presidential election in Goa

Panaji | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
All the 38 MLAs exercised their franchise in the voting for presidential election which got over by afternoon here. With other states, the voting in Goa had started in the morning at the State Legislative Assembly Complex at Porvorim near the ci... read..

Goa BJP defends increase in power bills

Panaji | Monday, Jul 17 2017 IST
BJP in Goa today defended the increase in power bills due to the Fuel Power Purchase and Coal Adjustment (FPPCA) charges. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in the city, BJP Spokesperson and Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral said, ''Everybo... read..

BJP MLA moves privilege motion against Goa RTI activist

Panaji |Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
A BJP MLA in Goa has filed a privilege motion against RTI activist Kashinath Shetye, a government servant, after the legislator's starred question, which is yet to be replied to, was put by Shetye on Facebook last week.... read..

Heavy rain likely in Gujarat, isolated, Odisha, Konkan and Goa

Pune | Sunday, Jul 16 2017 IST
In the regions where the southwest monsoon was yet to set in day temperatures were above normal in some parts of west Rajasthan. They were normal over the rest of the regions. The highest maximum temperature recorded over the plains was 40.6° C at Bikane... read..

Govt directs NDMC to accomplish smart city goals ahead of timeline

New Delhi | Sunday, Jul 16 2017 IST
In a bid to lead by example in the process of developing smart cities across the country, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has been directed by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to complete the smart city projects ahead of time. Secretary Minist... read..
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