Goa News

Booking.com

Aircraft makes emergency landing after engine failure

VASCO: An Oman Air plane with 63 passengers onboard made an emergency landing at the Dabolim airport on Saturday after one of its two engines developed a technical snag mid-air.

As per information from sources, the Goa-bound Muscat Oman Airlines...

Read more ...

Truck owners turn down CM’s offer on ore transportation rates

PONDA: Turning down Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s offer of an Rs 2 per tonne per km hike in transportation rates, All Goa Truck Owners Association (AGTOA) has ruled out settling for anything less than the demanded rate of Rs 14 per tonne...

Read more ...

30 MMC works stalled over GST payments

30 MMC works stalled over GST payments

15 October 2017 No comment

MARGAO: The ‘ghost’ of GST has come to haunt the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) as nearly 30 development projects of the civic body are stalled over the payment of the tax.

And, the multi-storey parking project is no exception to...

Read more ...

Tension at Honda over VP directives to clear handcarts

VALPOI: Tension prevailed in the market area of Honda Sattari on Friday morning when the Honda village panchayat tried to remove the ‘gaddas’ which were operating for the last couple of years in the panchayat area.

The aggressive gadda...

Read more ...

Govt to set up organ tissue transplant organisation in November Parrikar

PANAJI: The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that the Goa government will initiate the process to set up State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO) in the month of November.

“While I would love to reduce death on...

Read more ...

School on security studies likely to be set up in Goa

Panaji: The Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS), a think tank on national security, has initiated discussions with the state government to set up a school for strategic and security studies in the state. The group, which is...

Read more ...

Entity on organ transplants can be set up CM

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the government would consider setting up a state organ and tissue transplant organization (SOTTO) to ensure that organs of brain dead patients reach those in need and help them lead better lives. He...

Read more ...

South China Sea situation is cause of concern Navy chief

Panaji: Expressing concern over the conflict in the South China Sea and the Korean Peninsula, chief of naval staff, admiral Sunil Lanba on Saturday said that "territorial sovereignty" of island states and nations has been "conveniently ignored"...

Read more ...

Improved habitat key to wildlife protection

Keri: Better management of wildlife calls for improved natural habitat said former dean of Wildlife Institute of India A J T Johnsingh drawing attention to the need for focusing on creating meadow areas.

Johnsingh, who was speaking at an...

Read more ...

‘Tiger’s roar can bring water to 3 states’

Panaji: Carving out a 755-sq km tiger reserve in Goa's territory along a 100-km border with Karnataka could be a boon not only for the state but the water security of the region, covering all three states, including Maharashtra, experts say....

Read more ...

Alarm raised over Ribandar hill cutting

Alarm raised over Ribandar hill cutting

14 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: The flying squad inspected the site of an alleged hill cutting on the extreme edge of the Ribandar hill, along the Panaji-Old Goa bypass, as local residents raised issues over suspicious activity on the fragile slope.

The...

Read more ...

Court says no to polygraph test

Court says no to polygraph test

14 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: In the Bismarque Dias murder case, the district and sessions court has rejected the crime branch of Goa police application seeking permission to conduct a polygraph (lie detector) test on the two boys who were the last to see the social...

Read more ...

Anjuna locals angry as illegal hill excavation destroys ‘scenic’ spot

Panaji/Saligao: A project for a bungee jumping site in Anjuna has run into rough weather. Villagers alleging that the promoter has resorted to hill cutting in violation of coastal zone regulations (CRZ), 2011, notification. Labourers had...

Read more ...

Mining truckers reject CM’s rate on ore transport

Ponda: The all Goa truck owners' association has threatened that they will stop mining trucks if the state government tries to start transporting ore by creating a split among truck owners. Addressing Reporters at Ponda on Saturday, association...

Read more ...

Citing conflict of interest in jury state scraps Konkani lit awards

Panaji: The state government has scrapped the Goa Konkani Akademi literary awards for the past two years—2014-15 and 2015-16—due to "conflict of interest among some jury members" and controversy over former MLA Vishnu Surya Wagh's...

Read more ...

Airline makes emergency landing

Airline makes emergency landing

14 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: Oman Air flight WY 207 with 63 people onboard suffered an engine malfunction while enroute to Goa from Muscat on Saturday. The aircraft was given priority to land at Goa International Airport, Dabolim, airport officials said.

...

Read more ...

Govt issues flood alert in Canacona

Govt issues flood alert in Canacona

14 October 2017 No comment

Canacona: Continuous rainfall for four hours in Cotigao, Canacona has triggered fear among locals of a flood situation. In 2009, Canacona was witness to a flood that claimed several lives as also caused heavy losses to property. South Goa...

Read more ...

SHGs to stitch uniforms for govt staff

SHGs to stitch uniforms for govt staff

14 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: Staff of various government departments in the state may soon be wearing uniforms stitched by self-help groups (SHG) registered with the Goa rural development agency (RDA).

The agency has already received an order for 200 uniforms...

Read more ...

U-17 World Cup Fifa corrects ‘Ronaldinho in Goa’ gaffe

Panaji: Fifa has corrected an earlier report which said that Brazil’s record 50th win in the Fifa U-17 World Cup came in front of former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Friday.

Thanks to first...

Read more ...

India U-17 World Cup stars ready to move away from AIFF

Panaji: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) may not be able to hang on to all their under-17 World Cup stars as clubs have already started circling around with big-money offers.

Goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh, without a doubt the biggest...

Read more ...

EDC to open office in South Goa

EDC to open office in South Goa

14 October 2017 No comment

PANAJI: The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has decided to open an office in South Goa to cater to the requirements of the people in the district.

"The office in South Goa will benefit people who normally travel from Canacona to...

Read more ...

Parrikar to attend protest against killings in Kerala

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday will attend the 'Jan Suraksha Yatra' at Trivandrum in Kerala to protest against the 'political killings' in Kerala and West Bengal. BJP in Goa will hold a yatra in the state on October 16, at...

Read more ...