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24 farmers felicitated for best practices

24 farmers felicitated for best practices

16 Feb 2018 No comment 3 hits

 

MARGAO

Twenty four farmers from six villages were felicitated at a function organised by the Nuvem Sal Krishi Sounstha in association with the Directorate of Art and Culture.

The society that is engaged in agricultural activity in the...

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Flyers to now get real-time info about flights

 

VASCO

Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to start online slot allocation for chartered flights at the Dabolim airport through inclusive tourist package (ITP) by next tourist season in order to maintain transparency in the...

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‘Goa should import sand from abroad’

‘Goa should import sand from abroad’

16 Feb 2018 No comment 12 hits

 

PANAJI

The Union mines ministry has suggested that Goa  should import sand from foreign  countries to reduce the pressure on the rivers and to meet the local demand for sand.

Clubbing Goa with coastal cities such as Chennai...

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Providing fresh fish scheme for fishermen to purchase motorcycle

 

PANAJI

The government has notified the scheme for Financial Assistance for the Purchase Motorcycle with Ice Box, which will come into force from the financial year 2018-19.

The main objective of the scheme is to provide hygienic and speedy...

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Raids at 2 places unearth drugs worth Rs 12 lakh

 

PANAJI

The Goa police arrested a middle-aged Goan  and a man from  Bihar in two separate cases, seizing  drugs worth around Rs 12 lakh from them during the raids conducted in the wee hours of Friday at two different coastal...

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5 jail officials suspended over ‘bhang’ episode

 

PANAJI/MAPUSA

The prison authorities  on Friday suspended five jail officials in connection with the incident that occurred at the Central jail, Covale, wherein two prisoners fell ill after they drank milk laced with suspected...

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Budget session oppn to corner govt

Budget session oppn to corner govt

16 Feb 2018 No comment 2 hits

 

PANAJI

A meeting of Congress Legislative Party (CLP) was held on Friday to chalk out strategy for floor management and to corner BJP-led coalition government on its “failures” on the floor of the state legislative assembly...

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Long wait for lawyers litigants in court halls may be a thing of past

 

PANAJI

Lawyers and litigants waiting in the court halls till their case is called may soon be a thing of the past at least in the High Court with the installation of TV screens displaying cause list in each of the court halls.

The Goa...

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University VC calls for reinvention of education system

 

MARGAO

Goa University Vice Chancellor Varun Sahni on Thursday called for a serious reflection on education system for reinvention of it and also highlighted the need for value-based education.

Speaking as chief guest at the All Goa...

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I-League Arrows force Aizawl to a draw with late equaliser

Vasco: It’s difficult to catch the young Indian Arrows, particularly towards the closing stages of the match.
After stunning Churchill Brothers with two goals in added time, Arrows returned to the scene of their most spectacular...

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President Ram Nath Kovind to attend Goa University convocation on Feb 24

PANAJI: Goa University’s 30th annual convocation ceremony, which is to be presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind, will be held on February 24, officials confirmed.
Kovind will be visiting Goa for the first time since...

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Parrikar admitted to Mumbai hospital PM enquires about his health

Panaji: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai on Thursday and is undergoing treatment for mild pancreatitis. Parrikar, who had complained of a stomach pain on Wednesday, was referred by the Goa...

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Sophisticated‘Agri Bazar’ to open at Ponda

Ponda: The Goa State Agricultural Marketing Board has constructed a sophisticated ‘Agri Bazar’ at Marketyard, Ponda, on the Nirankal road.
The facility is equipped with all modern facilities, from grading to ripening of...

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Scooterist dies in Verna accident

Scooterist dies in Verna accident

15 Feb 2018 No comment 9 hits
Vasco: A 34-year-old Bihar native, Ram Shah, died in an accident at Verna, Thursday morning.
According to police, Shah was proceeding from Verna towards Cortalim. When he reached the junction near Hotel Maharaja, a loaded water tanker...

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To rein in illegal nurseries agri dept to amend law

Panaji: In a bid to crack down on illegal plant nurseries, the department of agriculture is in the process of amending rules of the Goa Fruit and Ornamental Nurseries (Regulation) Act, 1998. This move comes in the wake of the increasing number...

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‘State to explore installing supercomputers in colleges’

Panaji: The state will explore the possibility of installing supercomputers at education institutes in Goa, said IT minister Rohan Khaunte.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the centre for development of advanced computing’s...

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Goan dancer Kshitija Barve to perform at Agra’s prestigious Taj Mahotsav

Panaji: Renowned Goan Bharatanatyam dancer Kshitija Barve will be performing on February 21 at the prestigious Taj Mahotsav in Agra.
Organised by the tourism department of the UP government, the event showcases performances by some of...

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WRD for report on improving rice production

WRD for report on improving rice production

15 Feb 2018 No comment 5 hits
Panaji: The state water resources department (WRD) has formed a task force to assess the irrigation supply to agricultural land in Goa and to suggest measures to improve yield in the state. The panel has been given six months to prepare a...

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Govt to provide Rs 5L to help ST couples conceive

Panaji: Scheduled Tribe (ST) couples in Goa, diagnosed with primary infertility, were already being provided with financial assistance to receive in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The scheme has been revised by the department of tribal welfare...

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Kovind to attend GU convocation on Feb 24

Kovind to attend GU convocation on Feb 24

15 Feb 2018 No comment 10 hits
Panaji: Goa University’s 30th annual convocation ceremony, which is to be presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind, will be held on February 24, officials confirmed.
Kovind will be visiting Goa for the first time since...

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Waste mgmt corp tries to counter black spots with collection centres

Panaji: The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) plans to set up a few waste management collection centres at vantage points across the state. The move is aimed at tackling the numerous dumping sites that have been mushrooming in public...

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GIM to host 18th edition of its corporate quiz tomorrow

Panaji: Teams from some of the biggest corporate houses in India will descend on the Sakhali campus of Goa Institute of Management (GIM) on Saturday to lock horns at GIM WIZBIZ’s 18th edition. This year, the prize money is Rs 2 lakh....

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