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Going nuts Supply goes down coconut prices up

Going nuts Supply goes down coconut prices up

04 Dec 2017 No comment 10 hits
Panaji: Consumers are not happy with the increase in the price of the ever-essential coconut. A staple in Goan cooking, the humble nut is now being sold for Rs 40 in Mapusa market. Consumers in Panaji have been luckier, paying Rs 25 for a single...

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Vasai fisherfolk combine yearly Old Goa pilgrimage with vacation

Panaji: An all-women's group from the fishing community in Vasai is among the dozens of pilgrims who make themselves comfortable along the corridors of the Basilica of Bom Jesus at Old Goa during the feast St Francis Xavier. It is a tradition that...

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SSC student dies in accident at Valpem

SSC student dies in accident at Valpem

04 Dec 2017 No comment 12 hits
Mapusa: A 15-year-old SSC student died in a fatal accident at Valpem, Pernem, on the national highway 66 on Monday afternoon.

Pernem police said that the accident took place at around 2.45pm when scooter rider Nandan Toraskar and pillion rider...

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Youth dies in bike-truck collision

Youth dies in bike-truck collision

04 Dec 2017 No comment 10 hits
Margao: 23-year-old Nagesh Mangaldas Kazumalkar, a resident of Guddemol, Sanvordem, died in an accident involving him on a motorbike and a truck at Gandhinagar, Sanvordem, on Monday afternoon.

Police sources informed that Kazumalkar was...

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Codli search No trace of mine worker

Codli search No trace of mine worker

04 Dec 2017 No comment 9 hits
Margao: Day three of the search and rescue operations at Vevanta's mine at Codli on Monday didn't yield any success in locating the missing ripper machine operator, Manoj Anant Naik, 42, who, along with the machine, lies buried under mounds of...

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868 citizens register as traffic sentinels

868 citizens register as traffic sentinels

04 Dec 2017 No comment 10 hits
Panaji: Errant driver and riders better watch out because their next traffic violations will be caught not by the uniformed police, but a Whatsapp happy traffic sentinel. The fine could benefit 868 persons who have registered as traffic sentinels...

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Goa cop bill might miss winter session

Goa cop bill might miss winter session

04 Dec 2017 No comment 13 hits
Panaji: The long pending Goa Police Reforms Bill, which will bestow the force with additional powers, may not be introduced in the forthcoming winter session of the Goa legislative assembly that starts from December 13. During the its tenure, the...

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Goans indebted to St Francis Xavier says Udupi bishop

Old Goa: As a young man, St Francis Xavier had an ardent desire to win name and fame and seek worldly pleasures, but sudden transformation forced him to keep aside everything and instead imbibe Christian values and a missionary zeal in order to...

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‘Coordination surveillance of coastline has improved’

Panaji: Surveillance of the coastline has become easier and more effective due to the coordination with all stakeholders. The Indian Navy will continue to ensure that the coast was protected from "undesirable intrusions from the sea," said flag...

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‘Shut down ops of South West Port’

‘Shut down ops of South West Port’

04 Dec 2017 No comment 5 hits
Panaji: Goa Foundation which took the state government to the Supreme Court in the alleged illegal mining scam, on Monday, said that the Goa Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has no alternative but to shut down the operations of the South West...

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Greater Panaji PDA likely to go to GFP Sardesai

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to head the newly formed Mopa Planning and Development Authority (PDA) while former St Cruz MLA Atanasio 'Babush' Monserrate is likely to head the Greater Panaji PDA.

Town and country planning...

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Marques assures statement in two days Police

Mapusa: Anjuna police on Monday summoned Verla-Canca sarpanch Milton Marques in connection with the alleged sexual harassment case involving advocate Aires Rodrigues.

Police said that Marques personally went to the police station...

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No watersports till weather improves

No watersports till weather improves

04 Dec 2017 No comment 6 hits
With cyclone Ockhi playing havoc with the weather and the sea turning rough, water sports activities ground to a halt as operators and tourists preferred to avoid untoward incidents. Popular beaches across the state bore a largely deserted...

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Shacks on stilts shaken but do roaring business

Colva: It's literally a tale of two kinds of shacks in the Salcete coastal belt. Ockhi cyclone has caused a rise in sea level with water surging past shacks on the shore, leaving several of them marooned.

Operators, who built their shacks...

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Rough weather language barrier keep lifeguards on their toes

Pernem/Calangute: It was a long day for lifeguards at Arambol, Keri and Morjim on Monday who struggled to keep tourists from venturing into the water.

"First, Russian tourists don't follow English, and they argue with us that they are...

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200 outstation trawlers seek shelter at Mormugao

Panaji/Vasco: With cyclone Ockhi affecting weather and sea conditions, around 200 fishing trawlers from neighbouring states chose to take refuge in Mormugao harbour as a precautionary measure even as 100-odd Goan vessels sought safe anchorage in...

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With structures dismantled Pernem beach stretch wears deserted look

Morjim/Keri/Arambol: Monday saw eight beach shack operators on the Morjim stretch fighting windy weather to dismantle their shacks. The beach wore a desolate look as not a single shack was operational on the beach that otherwise sees a healthy...

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Cyclone full moon deal double blow

Cyclone full moon deal double blow

04 Dec 2017 No comment 7 hits
Panaji: The occurrence of a deep depression associated with cyclonic storm Ockhi in the Arabian Sea and a full moon simultaneously, dealt a disaster with a double impact leaving Goa's beach tourism infrastructure in shambles.

Losses are piling up...

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Barred from the water tourists find other ways to spend the day

Arambol/Morjim/Keri: Tourists, desi and foreign alike, tried to make most of their holiday at Morjim, Mandrem, Keri and Arambol beaches. They didn't let the rise in water levels play spoiltsport and found innovative ways to entertain...

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Poor disaster management irks shack operators

Panaji: North Goa and South Goa district disaster management authorities have moved in to assess the beach flooding damage and recommend it as a state disaster, but tourism stakeholders are sore over sheer inadequacy of the quick response...

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Thousands gather to celebrate feast of St Francis Xavier

OLD GOA

Thousands of people gathered at Old Goa on Monday to celebrate the feast of St Francis Xavier, the patron saint of Goa.

The masses began at 4 in the morning and continued during the day with the main service being held at 10.30...

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State coast badly hit as seawater continues to surge

 

PANAJI

The unusual rise in the level of seawater continued to wreak havoc along the state’s coast on Monday damaging many more shacks and causing coastal flooding and beach erosion at many places across the state with losses running...

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