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GCA GVM make move for chess in schools

Panaji: Newly-elected Goa Chess Association (GCA) president and BJP legislator Nilesh Cabral is pushing the government to introduce chess in their schools across the state.

That idea may have to wait for a while to take shape but at...

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Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography gets new director

PANAJI: Professor Sunil Kumar Singh has been appointed as the new director at the National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula. He is a geochemist and a former professor at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmadabad. Singh has played a...

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The land of beaches and temples

The land of beaches and temples

28 June 2017 No comment

With its blanket of trees, several temples, monuments and stone engravings, the village of Loliem has a magnetic pull on both tourists and cultural enthusiasts.

Raghuchandra Bhat of Shelem vaddo helps out with the etymological explanation...

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Goa zoos female tigress dies

Goa zoos female tigress dies

28 June 2017 No comment

PANAJI: The female tigress, Sandhya from Goa's only zoo in Bondla died today. Forest officials have attributed the death to "natural cause as she was 14 years and 4 months of age." The tigress who was single since December was brought from...

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Professor Sunil Kumar Singh appointed NIO director in Goa

PANAJI: Professor Sunil Kumar Singh has been appointed as director of National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, with effect from June 27, 2017. Prof. Singh hails from Bihar and is a geochemist and a former professor at the Physical...

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No cases of ragging reported in Goa for the last five years

PANAJI: No cases of ragging were reported in Goa for the last five years, Goa governor Mridula Sinha said at the 9th State level meeting of Anti-Ragging Monitoring Cell meeting on Wednesday.

She appreciated the measures taken by various...

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Goas roads claim a life every 30 hrs deadliest from 3-6pm


Panaji: Those riding or driving on Goan roads between 3pm and 6pm need to exercise extra caution. Figures from the traffic cell of the Goa police reveal that most fatal accidents occur during this time of day. The report also found that the...

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European Union film fest to kick off at ESG on July 1

Panaji: As a prelude to the International Film Festival of India (Iffi) this year, a film course will be held in Goa by experts from the industry. The courses will comprise workshops on direction, film appreciation, screenplay writing and...

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Tidal interaction strong winds may have driven flooding

Panaji: There was no anomaly in the tidal observation recorded by the real time radar gauge at Dona Paula. But the unprecedented flooding of River Mandovi banks may have been triggered by the tidaly interaction and strong winds, say experts....

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Panchayats director erred in panch’s removal Court

Panaji: The North Goa district sessions judge has held that then director of panchayats misinterpreted and misread the provisions of law and removed Prakash Naik as member of Merces village panchayat last year for his failure to act against an...

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27 Lisa GMC

27 Lisa GMC

27 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: The government will focus on upgrading superspecialty facilities in the state along with providing them with adequate number of staffers, health minister Vishwajit Rane said on Tuesday.

To reduce the load on consultants and ensure...

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Goa govt to upgrade superspecialty facilities in the state

PANAJI: The government will focus on upgrading superspecialty facilities in the state along with providing them with adequate number of staffers, health minister Vishwajit Rane said on Tuesday.

To reduce the load on consultants and ensure...

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Saligao comes together for Vangodd festival

Celebrating togetherness of all the communities of Saligao, the village hosted the second edition of its festival called 'Vangodd de Saligao' on Sunday at the premises of Mae de Deus Church. This event is organized on the occasion of the feast...

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‘Furnish details of foreign guests online within 24 hours or face prosecution’

Panaji: The Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) has decided to take action against hotel owners and others who provide accommodation to foreigners without registering their details online, within 24 hours of the guest's arrival in...

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Turtles caught in fishing nets rescued

Panaji: With incidences of Olive Ridley turtles getting entangled in fishing nests on the rise, two flippered amphibians were rescued by Drishti lifeguards at Benaulim and Zalor beach.

On Tuesday, Drishti lifeguards Shekhar Velip and...

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Govt may decide on new casino today

Govt may decide on new casino today

27 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: The state government on Tuesday sought a day's time from the high court of Bombay at Goa to take a decision whether to allow the casino vessel belonging to Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited (GGHPL), a subsidiary of former Haryana...

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Min directs PSO to withdraw case against Margao women

Panaji: Health minister, Vishwajeet Rane has directed his personal security officer (PSO) to withdraw the complaint against two women who allegedly abused him at Hospicio hospital, Margao.

He also publicly urged the police not to initiate...

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GSIDC takes charge of repair work at Hospicio

Margao: Following the instructions issued by health minister Vishwajeet Rane, the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) moved swiftly to take over the repair and maintenance work of Hospicio hospital, Margao. On Tuesday, the...

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Maximum marks earned through reevaluation is four this year

Panaji: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education may have seen the number of applications for reevaluation nearly double this year, but data released by the board reveal very few discrepancies in the reevaluated answersheets....

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Plans afoot to increase coal handling at MPT NGO

Panaji: Alleging that the state and the central governments are planning to increase the coal handling capacity at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) berths from 12 million tonnes to 51 million tonnes, leaders of the Goa Against Coal (GAC) movement...

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Ponda witnesses eight incidents of trees falling

Ponda: Heavy rains with gusty winds lashed parts of Ponda taluka on Tuesday bringing down trees damaging vehicles and a sweets manufacturing unit. Three roads were also inaccessible for hours due to uprooting trees.

Eight incidents of trees...

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Margao railway station revamped at Rs 9455 lakh

Margao: Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik on Tuesday said that as Margao was a main centre of the Konkan Railway, "no train entering Goa should avoid the station under any pretext whatsoever," and demanded that modernisation of the station be done on a...

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