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Downpour damages crops in Canacona

Downpour damages crops in Canacona

15 October 2017 No comment

 

JOAO SOUSA M | NT

CANACONA: Incessant unseasonal rains have damaged standing crops raised on 25 acres of land in Cotigao village of Canacona taluka. The crop losses have been pegged at  Rs 15 lakh.

Heavy rains lashed the taluka on...

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Govt committed to protecting fishing community Palyekar

 

VASCO: The state government is committed to protecting the interest of Goans, especially the fishing community, said the Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar at a function organised by the Coast Guard in association with the department of...

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Centre infuses new life into Goa Dairy by sanctioning Rs 1641 crore

NIRGOSH GAWDE | NT

PONDA: Infusing new life into  the Goa Dairy, which has been  running into losses, the central government has recently  sanctioned Rs 16.41 crore  under the National Programme for Dairy Development project...

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Sardesai explores ways to get around shortage of paddekars

MARGAO: Stressing on the need to find a solution to the shortage of coconut pluckers (paddekars) in the state, Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai has considered introducing hybrid varieties of coconut plants to get around the dearth of...

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Margao garden a home away from home for jobless migrants beggars

ROQUE DIAS | NT

MARGAO: With the authorities passing the buck over dealing with people in the town, who do not have a regular job and a roof over their head, in particular the migrants, daily-wage workers, beggars and destitute, who are seen idling...

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Margao Fatorda residents turning to CCTVs but sceptical of police action

SHYAM ZAMBAULIKER | NT  

MARGAO: Concerned about the rising incidents of two-wheeler-borne gangs involved in chain-snatching, cases of house break-in, some residents in  Margao, Fatorda and other areas are adopting steps to...

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Under-17 World Cup Ronalindho is the only one Fifa

Panaji: Fifa, the governing body for world football, has confirmed that Ronaldinho is the only player to have won the Fifa U-17 World Cup (1997) and Fifa World Cup (2002).

While there are 12 players, including Ronaldinho, who featured...

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Lone children’s park in Aldona swamped by wild growth

 

ARPITA SRIVASTAVA | NT

MAPUSA : The only children’s park in Aldona village, which was  left in an utter state of neglect, is now swamped by wild growth, and so has turned completely unsafe for children to play.

The bushes there...

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Siolim Marna locals want mini fire station in village

MAPUSA: With an aim to have an effective and timely emergency service in the village, the gram sabha of Siolim Marna panchayat has unanimously resolved to have a mini fire station. The gram sabha has also decided that the panchayat will write to all...

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2 Colva residents acquitted in outrage of modesty case

MARGAO: Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Quepem has acquitted   Sunil Kumar, and Ankit Kumar, of Green Acres, Vanelim, Colva, who with their common intention abused a woman in filthy language, threatened to kill and used...

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High Court constitutes team for assessing situation at Hospicio

MARGAO: The High Court of Bombay at Goa by an order issued recently has asked the three-member team  comprising Dr Suraj Prabhudessai, a surgeon, Dr Rajeshwar Naik, a consultant physician and cardiologist, and Vidhyanand Keni, a civil engineer...

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Defecation-free Valpoi proper garbage management top priorities chairperson

In an interview with Abdulla Khan, the chairperson of Valpoi Municipal Council Parvin Shaikh talks about making the municipal administration people-friendly by taking into officials and staffers into confidence. Shaikh, who is also keen on...

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Under-17 World Cup Asian teams must prove themselves in Round of 16

Panaji: Asian teams have been involved in two of the biggest surprises at the Fifa U-17 World Cup in India.

Iran, for one, had everyone rub their eyes in disbelief when they demolished Germany 4-0 with their pace and aggression. In the past...

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I-League exit a blessing in disguise for Salgaocar FC says club VP

Panaji: The Salgaocars were out there in full force.

Clad in green, like he always does when it comes to the club’s matches or functions, there was club president Shivanand Salgaocar and Ranjana Salgaocar. Vice-president Swati...

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Major mishap averted at Bambolim

Major mishap averted at Bambolim

15 October 2017 No comment

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Panaji: A major tragedy was averted at Bambolim on Sunday morning when a car coming from Margao hit two other cars coming from the opposite direction. The driver of the car coming from Margao suffered minor injuries. Traffic...

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Panaji Man injured in road accident

Panaji Man injured in road accident

15 October 2017 No comment

PANAJI: A man suffered minor injuries after the car he was driving collided with two other cars coming from the opposite direction in Panaji's Bambolim area on Sunday.

Police said that the mishap took place about 10.30am near the...

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Infrastructure for Baina-Panaji ferry service takes shape

 

SUDESH BHOSLE | NT

VASCO: With the state government and Mormugao Port Trust have given a nod to kick off the ferry services from Baina to Panaji, the work of erecting a jetty at Baina beach is in full swing.

The workers of Drishti Marine...

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Upgradation under PMSSY parliamentary panel visits GMC

 

PANAJI: The Parliamentary Committee of Ministry for Health and Family Welfare (MHFW), New Delhi, headed by Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel visited the Goa Medical College, Bambolim (GMC) on...

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Sweet with a hint of spice

Sweet with a hint of spice

15 October 2017 No comment

The chewy churmo is a sweet and spicy snack made across Goa as Diwali approaches.

Usually made in large quantities and stored to be consumed throughout the festive season which begins with Diwali and goes up to Vhodli Diwali or Tulsi...

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A Fading melody

A Fading melody

15 October 2017 No comment

Taking a cue from one of Goa's most popular mando 'Adeus korcho velhu paulo', one is tempted to ask 'is it time to bid the mando adeus?' The question may perhaps be a bit severe, but this once poignant and regal genre of music has all but been...

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Mead makers of Goa Filling the cup with homemade magic

The conventional grape wine may be found on many store shelves in Goa, but there are a number of Goan families across the state who are involved in making specialty wines from different local fruits and vegetables.

Venturing beyond the...

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GFP not averse to drug-free EDM

GFP not averse to drug-free EDM

15 October 2017 No comment

PANAJI: Goa Forward Party (GFP), which is a partner in the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, has said that it is not against holding Electronic Dance and Music (EDM) festival in the state.

Speaking to this daily on Saturday, Town and Country...

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