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Dempo’s 50 years have yielded plethora of trophies

Panaji: Former India captain and midfielder Mauricio Afonso remembers being reduced to tears by happenings on the football pitch just twice.

The last was when he was forced into retirement. An awful show against Tollygunge Agragami in...

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New Goa Cong chiefafter party polls Faleiro

Panaji: State Congress president Luizinho Faleiro on Sunday urged the party's central leadership to accept his resignation and called for a new Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president. The veteran Congress leader also called for strengthening...

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6 years on S Goa disaster mgmt plan still on paper

Margao: The South Goa Disaster Management Authority has miserably missed its goal of making the district "disaster resilient" by 2015. What's even more ironic is that while the goal was set in 2011, six years down the line, there has been no...

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Tejas Express Fare safety route and all you need to know

1. Fully-loaded
The train has got all the ultra-modern amenities like on-board infotainment, wi-fi, CCTV, fire and smoke detection facilities, tea and coffee vending machine etc. General manager of central railway, who inspected the train...

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In Goa’s 3 702 sq km exist 16 geological time zones

PANAJI: Goa may be embedded with India's oldest rocks, trondhjemite gneiss, but that apart, the tiny state is one of the geologically most diverse regions. If you traverse Goa's 3,702 sqkm, you will be walking across as many as 16 geological...

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Goa’s 16 rock eras tell Earth’s story

PANAJI: Goa may be embedded with India's oldest rocks, trondhjemite gneiss, but the tiny state is also one of the most geologically diverse regions. If you traverse Goa's 3,702-square-kilometre expanse, you will be walking across as many as 16...

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Goa’s traditional knowledge presented at Shimla national meet

Keri: Gromiko Fernandes, a recipient of the President's national award as 'Best Teacher', who is working with traditional knowledge-holders from Curtorim in Salcete, presented traditional knowledge associated with traditional medicine used for...

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Vijai aims to hike farmer’s income by 20 this year

Panaji: Agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai on Sunday said that his department is working to increase the farmer's income by 20% this year.

Speaking at an event here on Sunday, Sardesai said that he has asked his department officials to work in...

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Macazana sarpanch accused of stalling gram sabhas

Margao: After having made numerous complaints to the directorate of panchayats (DoP) regarding the failure of the Macazana village panchayat sarpanch to conduct mandatory gram sabhas, a panch member has now petitioned chief minister Manohar...

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Cong BJP has made mockery of panchayat polls

Panaji: The state BJP government is making a mockery of democracy during the whole process of conducting panchayat elections purely to serve its political interest and not of the people, Congress spokesperson and AICC secretary Girish Chodankar...

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Modi’s silence encouraging fringe elements Faleiro

Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP government's refusal to denounce lynching incidents across the country, especially in BJP ruled states, was encouraging fringe elements, the Congress said on Sunday. Party leaders said the BJP...

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Murder victim’s wallet recovered

Murder victim’s wallet recovered

21 May 2017 No comment

Ponda: Collem police on Sunday recovered a wallet belonging to the deceased Sanmesh 'Sangappa' Patil, 30, a Karnataka native whose decomposed body was found near Collem bridge on April 21.

On Monday, Collem police arrested 27-year-old...

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GFP confirms it won’t back anyone in VP elections

Panaji: Stating that the civil polls in the state are not fought on party lines, Goa Forward party mentor Vijai Sardesai on Sunday said that his party would not be backing any candidates in the upcoming panchayat elections.

"I have always...

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Waste silt chokes Sal along Nuvem stretch

Panaji: Massive quantities of waste, silt and vegetation have choked Sal river in stretches of Nuvem and Kharebandh, but traditional bandharas are still functional and eco-systems in some places surviving despite degradation of Salcete's...

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Price of growing vanilla in Goa is a see-saw

Panaji: Farmers cultivating vanilla, who had previously uprooted their crop due to crashing prices, can now consider growing it again. Retail prices have jumped a whopping Rs 35,000 per kg, compared to Rs 7,000 per kg in 2016.

In the early 2000s...

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Man arrested for molesting minor girl at Mapusa

PANAJI: Mapusa police arrested a 32-year-old Ektanagar resident for allegedly molesting a minor girl on the terrace of the building.

According to the Mapusa police, the mother of the nine year old filed a complaint that a 32-year-old...

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Leon Big hopes from this little master

Panaji: Young CM (Candidate Master) Leon Mendonca, with an ELO rating of 2126, is back in the news. This time the youngster is busy preparing for the prestigious World Schools Team Chess Championship in Sochi, Russia, next month, and being...

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Of flowers and fertility

Of flowers and fertility

20 May 2017 No comment

By-Anuradha Das

A ncient traditions celebrated Mother Nature as the womb from where life sprung and, in an analogy to human life, it was the female form that was regarded as mother goddess. After all, it was the...

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Temporary shacks can stay but operators skeptical

COLVA: The notification issued by the ministry of environment and forests permitting temporary shacks to be retained on the beach brought some relief to the owners, but it doesn't seem like they would benefit from this move as the structures in...

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Bondla animals quench thirst at new waterholes

PANAJI: In a bid to satiate the thirst of wild animals in the Bondla area during summer, the forest department has built a number of artificial waterholes, which are periodically replenished to maintain a good level.

The officials believe...

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She’s most ‘Nandita’ when she’s with Goa’s tiny tots

Set foot into the offices of Sethu Centre for Child Development and Family Guidance in Socorro, and it becomes clear why the organisation has, over the past 12 years, become synonymous with children's welfare and care in Goa. The bright, blue...

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As summer ends a ‘treat’ from the jackfruit tree

Goa, nestled in the Western Ghats, is blessed with an abundant yield of mangoes and jackfruits.

Today, mangoes have been glorified no end (justifiably though to an extent), while jackfruits have been pushed to the backstage. But, until few...

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