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One screen at multiplex must for local films CM

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday that cinema halls in the state will have to compulsorily dedicate one screen to Konkani and Marathi releases.

Stressing the need for having dedicated screen for regional films, he said...

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CCP has no clue if Panaji has a city plan

Panaji: The capital's wait for piped domestic gas may get longer than expected, or at least till the city's administrators figure out whether a detailed plan for the city exists. Much to the amusement of many, the Corporation of the City of...

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Police identify accused in highway theft

Margao: Maina Curtorim police have identified the accused who stole Rs 2.2 lakh from a tempo driver, from Kudal, on Wednesday, as Agostine Carvalho. A history sheeter, Carvalho has a number of theft cases registered against him. The police are...

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Has Goa reached its tipping point asks civil society

Panaji: The armed attacked on a busload of tourists from Mumbai, including women and children, on June 14, has sent shockwaves across Goa, with civil society saying that the incident had brought disgrace to the state. Though it may appear as a...

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Contaminated water may be behind cattle deaths Vets

Panaji: A number of stray bovines were found mysteriously dead at Takwada-Adnem in Quepem during the past few days.

Though the cause is yet to be ascertained, the authorities have sent visceral samples to a Hyderabad-based laboratory for...

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Hindus must unite for Ram temple in Ayodhya BJP MLA

Panaji: In yet another controversial remark, BJP MLA T Raja Singh from Hyderabad on Friday urged Hindus to "unite in the creation of Ram temple in Ayodhya".

Speaking at the sixth all India Hindu convention in Ponda, Singh, who is also the...

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No confidence motion hearing today

No confidence motion hearing today

16 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: The office of the block development office (BDO), Tiswadi taluka, will hear the no confidence motion against Old Goa sarpanch Nilkanth Bhomkar on Saturday. The motion has been initiated by power minister and Cumbharjua MLA Pandurang...

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Goa and India fail on diversity

Goa and India fail on diversity

16 June 2017 No comment

Across the oceans in the UK, Enoch Powell must be spinning in his grave. In 1968, the late conservative politician gave a histrionic warning, "we must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting" widespread immigration from former British...

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Pharmacy students set to visit US college

Panaji: Faculty members and students of Goa Pharmacy College would now be able to collaborate with St Louis College of Pharmacy of the United States as a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two institutes was signed and approved by the...

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SEC Got Rs 565cr last month for panchayat polls

Panaji: The state election commission (SEC) was sanctioned Rs 5.65 crore last month to hold the panchayat polls, the panel said.

The state poll panel said that the government disbursed the amount last month and "it was distributed amongst the...

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2 booked for stealing casino chips

2 booked for stealing casino chips

16 June 2017 No comment

Porvorim: Two UP natives were arrested on Thursday for allegedly stealing 34 casino chips worth Rs 10 lakh from an offshore casino in the city.

Brijban Singh, 25, and Devandra Pratap Singh, 30, were arrested when they attempted to exchange the...

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Konkani singing contest ‘Mhozo Tallo Aikat’ to be held today

Panaji: The third all-Goa Konkani solo singing competition 'Mhozo Tallo Aikat', organized by the Goa Cultural and Social Centre, will be held on June 17, at 4.30pm at the Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji. The competition will be held in...

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GFA to promote refereeing

GFA to promote refereeing

16 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: The Goa Football Association hopes to strengthen their pool of active referees from 115 to 300 in order to meet the number of matches conducted in a calendar year.

The Referees Committee will organize a series of Referees Entrance...

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Goa Football Association to promote refereeing

PANAJI: The Goa Football Association hopes to strengthen their pool of active referees from 115 to 300 in order to meet the number of matches conducted in a calendar year.

The Referees Committee will organize a series of Referees Entrance...

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GFA may soften stand after banned players offer apology

Panaji: Fearing a one-year ban, 45 professional players who were suspended by the Goa Football Association (GFA) for playing in a local non-recognised tournament, submitted an unconditional apology letter on Friday.

The GFA had issued...

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Goa Football Association may soften stand after banned players offer apology

PANAJI: Fearing a one-year ban, 45 professional players who were suspended by the Goa Football Association (GFA) for playing in a local non-recognised tournament, submitted an unconditional apology letter on Friday.

The GFA had issued...

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Goa CM must arrest Sadhvi Saraswati for hate speech Congress

PANAJI: Opposing some of the statements made at the Hindu Janajagruti meet held at Ramnati, Ponda, Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik raised the issue at the meeting of the consultative committee of home affairs presided over by Union home minister...

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GSPCB’s analysis of the state’s air and water quality adds up to a healthcare emergency

GOA: The shimmering landscape of Goa is never more beautiful than in the rains. Majestic storm clouds power in from the raging sea. The sound of rushing water is everywhere. Now the smallest state of India gets fewer visitors, and slowly begins...

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Zero hour for Goa

Zero hour for Goa

16 June 2017 No comment

Vivek Menezes

GSPCB's analysis of the state's air and water quality adds up to a healthcare emergency

The shimmering landscape of Goa is never more beautiful than in the rains. Majestic storm clouds power in from the raging sea. The...

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Panchayat elections A mirror to Goa’s political reality

MARGAO: Panchayats are the hotbed of politics. Though the recent panchayat elections were not fought on party lines, politicians are now shedding all inhibitions to get elected candidates on their sides in a bid to hold sway over the panchayat...

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Merces Incident Main accused a rapist 2 others kidnappers

PANAJI: The chilling sword attack on women and children at Merces may have shocked Goa and the country, but it could have been prevented if the history-sheeters, who include a convicted rapist, had been reigned in. The main accused was...

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Day after Merces attack CM Manohar Parrikar cracks the whip asks cops for criminals’ list

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar condemned the assault on tourists at Merces and asked Goa police to crack down on anti-social elements and repeat offenders in the state within seven days.

Hinting that local police officials were...

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