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A tiny treasure trove of all things cultural

Back in the 1960s, a few years before the Kala Academy at Campal took over as Panaji's cultural hub, there was the humble Swami Vivekanand Society. While the organisation's premises may be a mere speck when compared to the academy's expansive...

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Rain cheer in S Goa Turtle hatching on in Canacona

Panaji: The staff at this South Goa "maternity home" were tense. An aborted "delivery" at a neighbouring home gave rise to doubts. But on Saturday morning, three tiny babies struggling in the sand brought some cheer.

In the clear light of...

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Govt allies water down stance on IPB

Govt allies water down stance on IPB

17 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that the Goa Investment Promotion Act, along with cleared projects, were being reviewed has thrown industry and political watchers into a tizzy. However, insiders say that an amendment to the...

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No students in 19 govt schools but Goa can’t close them down

Panaji: Around 19 government primary schools across Goa had zero enrolment during the last academic year 2016-17. But due to legislations like the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which mandate at least one primary school every kilometre, these...

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Allies’ imprint in CMP a BJP touch to Goenkarponn

Panaji: The common minimum programme of the Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government likely to be announced on Sunday may see a reversal of some of the decisions taken by the BJP government between 2012 and 2016. While the broad theme will be...

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‘BJP-led Goa govt to raise objections to beef trade rules’

Margao: The BJP-led Goa government will write to the Centre raising objections to certain aspects of the central notification on cattle trade as it will have a severe impact on the hospital industry and other ancillary industries, town and...

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‘Govts misusing temple donations’

Panaji: Hindutva organizations have accused the central and state governments of misusing donations coming into various temples across the country. Speaking on the concluding day of the sixth all India Hindu convention, Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad...

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Roadroller catches fire

Roadroller catches fire

17 June 2017 No comment

Vasco: A roadroller in motion caught fire along NH 17B on Saturday morning.

The cause of the fire is suspected to be a short circuit in the battery of the vehicle. Sensing danger, the driver jumped off before the vehicle went up in flames. The...

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CM urges youth to consider jobs in private sector

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday advised young job seekers not to depend solely on government jobs, but consider opportunities in the private sector and focus on job creation.

When seeking work, salary shouldn't be a priority at...

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New Arpora bridge inaugurated

New Arpora bridge inaugurated

17 June 2017 No comment

Calangute: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the new bridge at Tambubki, Arpora, on Saturday afternoon. Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo was present along with the newly elected members of the Arpora-Nagoa, Calangute...

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In Goa most untrained teachers found in unaided primary schools

Panaji: Of the nearly 10,000 teachers employed from Class I to XII in government, aided and unaided schools across Goa, 561 are untrained, according to the directorate of education's (DoE) latest released statistical publication. According to the...

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Guv CM pay tributes to Goa’s martyrs

Panaji: Goa governor Mridula Sinha, in her Revolution Day message, urged the people of the state to promote communal harmony, peace and prosperity, even as she paid homage to the martyrs of Goa's freedom struggle.

"It's an honour to me to join...

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Vijai says Sadhvi’s comments are unconstitutional

Margao: Condemning the recent remarks by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Sadhvi Saraswati regarding beef consumption, town and country planning (TCP) minister Vijai Sardesai on Saturday said the government will ensure that "such people do not...

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Start building Ram mandir by 2019 or will quit party BJP MLA to Centre

Panaji: Controversial BJP MLA T Raja Singh from Goshamahal in Hyderabad gave an ultimatum to the Modi government to start construction of Ram mandir by 2019 or else he would quit the party and mobilise 1 crore Hindus to march towards Ayodhya to...

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SIT searches mining firm’s office

SIT searches mining firm’s office

17 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: A special investigation team (SIT) of the Goa police searched the office of mining firm Salgaocar Mining Industries in Panaji on Saturday in connection with the investigation into illegal iron ore exports. The development comes after the...

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Budget focus of monsoon session

Budget focus of monsoon session

17 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: The monsoon session of the Goa legislative assembly will be held from July 18 to August 7 to discuss and pass the state Budget. The session is also likely to see the introduction of bills seeking to return tenancy cases back to the...

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Gang of cellphone thieves nabbed

Gang of cellphone thieves nabbed

17 June 2017 No comment

Mapusa: Mapusa police arrested a gang of seven persons hailing from Huballi, Dharwad in Karnataka, in connection with the theft of the cellphone of a girl from Chapora, Bardez. Police also recovered 10 other cellphones in this connection. Police...

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Hope Marathi film industry gets international acclaim Mrunal Kulkarni

PANAJI: The tenth edition of the Goa Marathi film festival was inaugurated amidst much fanfare and gusto. Popular faces from the Marathi film industry made an appearance making the ceremony a star studded affair. Veteran actor and director...

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Panaji to bid farewell to corn coconut carts

PANAJI: Four BJP-backed councillors were among those who supported the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) council's decision to recognize 92 of the existing 120 movable handcarts in the city as legal. All other unauthorized handcarts will...

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Salgaocar set to turn focus on women’s football

Panaji: The door for Salgaocar FC’s return to the elite of Indian football remains slightly ajar but the former champions and among Goa’s most successful club still has plenty on its plate.
The club’s youth development...

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Capital to bid farewell to corn coconut carts

Panaji: Four BJP-backed councillors were among those who supported the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) council's decision to recognize 92 of the existing 120 movable handcarts in the city as legal. All other unauthorized handcarts will...

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Vijai Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas with Goenkarponn to be CMP theme

Panaji: Coalition partners on Friday insisted with CM Manohar Parrikar that issues such as declaration of coconut tree as the state tree, amending the Investment Promotion Board Act and Goa Tenancy Act be included in the common minimum...

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