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Majid Majidi already working on next Indian film

PANAJI: Critically acclaimed Iranian film maker, Majid Majidi is no stranger to India but his association with the country has not ended with his film 'Beyond The Clouds' which was screened at the international film festival of India (IFFI) in...

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Working with AR Rahman was challenging Majid Majidi

PANAJI: Iranian film maker, Majid Majidi spoke about his equation with AR Rahman, who gave music to his film Beyond The Clouds and said his biggest challenge was keeping up with the music maestro's unusual schedule. Majidi was speaking (with...

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Shraddha Kapoor has roots in Goa

Shraddha Kapoor has roots in Goa

22 Nov 2017 No comment 0 hits
PANAJI: Shraddha Kapoor and I have our roots in Goa, said yesteryear actress Padmini Kolhapure speaking at IFFI's Bioscope village on Tuesday night.

It was a story studded affair at the inaugural of Bioscope on Tuesday at Campal actress...

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Note for note

Note for note

21 Nov 2017 No comment 2 hits
Critically-acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, on Tuesday heaped praises on Grammy award-winning musician A R Rahman, who provided the musical score for his film, 'Beyond The Clouds'. He, however, said his biggest challenge was keeping up...

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Majidi learnt Mumbai better than locals during film shoot

Panaji: Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi is no stranger to India but his association with Mumbai in particular has been such that he knows the city of dreams better than its people. Majidi was speaking (with the help of his translator Reza) at Kala...

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‘Create opportunities for young talent’

‘Create opportunities for young talent’

21 Nov 2017 No comment 2 hits
Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi spoke to human resource development minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday insisting she promote Indian talent in cinema.

"The young generations in India don't have the innovation to express themselves because of the...

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Filmmakers play safe on Padmavati issue

Filmmakers play safe on Padmavati issue

21 Nov 2017 No comment 1 hits
Panaji: Filmmakers and those participating in the 48th edition of Iffi were keen on staying away from the raging Padmavati controversy.

When a member from the audience asked directors Nishikant Kamat and Raja Krishna Menon how they navigate a...

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Unkempt rock carvings dishearten tourists students at Pansaimol

Quepem: Hordes of visitors and tourists have been returning from Goa's popular rock art site in disappointment, as the site on the laterite rock bed of River Kushavati has not been cleaned after the monsoon ended on September 1.

Pansaimol in Pirla...

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When Smriti’s show curbed terrorism in Af

When Smriti’s show curbed terrorism in Af

21 Nov 2017 No comment 2 hits
Panaji: In a lighter vein during the panel discussion on the power of story-telling, moderator Samir Saran who also chairs CyFy, India's annual conference on cyber security and internet governance, said the country's information and broadcasting...

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Mapusa court adjourns Tejpal trial to Jan 9

Mapusa court adjourns Tejpal trial to Jan 9

21 Nov 2017 No comment 1 hits
Mapusa: District and additional sessions court, Mapusa, on Tuesday adjourned the matter in the former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal case to January 9, 2018.

The prosecution and the defence expect that the high court proceedings in the case will be...

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Anjuna police rescue 4 girls in 2 raids

Anjuna police rescue 4 girls in 2 raids

21 Nov 2017 No comment 2 hits
Mapusa: Anjuna police on Tuesday busted two online prostitution rackets. Four girls, including one Russian, were rescued and four pimps were arrested. Police have booked two cases in this connection and are on the lookout for the main agent...

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I respect Ruby case verdict Contractor

I respect Ruby case verdict Contractor

21 Nov 2017 No comment 1 hits
Margao: Vishwas Dessai, the contractor of the controversial Ruby Residency project told Reporters on Tuesday that he was satisfied with and respected the verdict of the principal sessions court, Margao. Dessai is the only person in the case who...

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State invites bids for plan to manage e-waste

State invites bids for plan to manage e-waste

21 Nov 2017 No comment 1 hits
Panaji: With E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016, setting the template for environmentally sound recycling of electronic waste, Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has invited bids from interested parties to prepare a plan for...

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Arrangements for cleaning beaches yet to be made

Panaji: The tourism department has not been able to make a permanent arrangement for cleaning the state's beaches even though the cleaning contracts with two private companies were terminated over a year ago.

A temporary cleaning arrangement that...

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CM promises Rs 25cr to ruling party MLAs for devpt

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday assured ruling party MLAs that Rs 25 crore will be sanctioned to each of them to take up development work in their respective constituencies.

Parrikar is scheduled to hold a separate meeting with...

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Dashavatari Natak A tradition that entertains and educates

During the winter season, annual fairs of village deities are celebrated across Goa and the Konkan region. One of the eagerly-awaited feature is the folk drama tradition, known popularly as Dashavatari Natak.

Dashavatari Natak is based on...

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Illegal huts stalls near Chapora fort demolished

Mapusa: Nineteen temporary illegal huts and stalls in close proximity of the Chapora fort were demolished on Monday. The huts were erected within 200m of the fort.

Director of archives and archaeology Blossom Medeira supervised the demolition...

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St Francis Xavier’s feast at Old Goa

St Francis Xavier’s feast at Old Goa

21 Nov 2017 No comment 1 hits

A pandal put up for St Francis Xavier’s feast at Old Goa. Novenas are scheduled to start from Saturday

Source: St Francis Xavier’s feast at Old Goa

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Bridge-cum-flyover Vasco road to be closed for 9 mths

 

VASCO

In view of construction of balance portion of elevated road-cum-flyover-cum-road over bridge (ROB) from Joshi Bhat to berth no 9 of MPT via Ravindra Bhavan as part of four-lane highway project, South Goa district administration has...

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Margao fair toy vendors meet chairperson seek space

 

MARGAO

Vendors selling toys on Tuesday urged the chairperson of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Dr Babita Prabhudesai to provide them space at the venue selected by the civic body for the fair for the Margao church feast scheduled on...

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GCZMA issues show cause notice to builder for CRZ violation in Arpora

 

PANAJI

The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has issued a show cause notice to M/s Dev Realtors, who had allegedly cut down mangroves, and filled salt pans for reclamation of land to construct two buildings within 50 metres of...

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GTDC master plan to lay emphasis on sustainability of tourism

PANAJI

Stating that tourism is the most polluting industry in the world, managing director of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) Nikhil Desai on Tuesday said that emphasis will be laid on environment and sustainability in the forthcoming...

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