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Biodiversity mgmnt panels to be set up across Goa

PANAJI: Twenty bio-diversity management committees (BMC) will soon be constituted at panchayat, municipalities & corporation levels in Goa in a phased manner.

These BMCs will ensure the conservation & sustainable utilization of biological...

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A botched burglary & high drama

A botched burglary & high drama

03 Dec 2014 No comment 133 hits
CUNCOLIM/MARGAO: High drama unfolded at Cuncolim on Wednesday afternoon after a burglar who broke into the office of the branch of Muthoot finance, a private financial institution, jumped out of the building from the first floor, only to land into...

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Calangute to get STP by March 2015

Calangute to get STP by March 2015

03 Dec 2014 No comment 78 hits
CALANGUTE: Work on the sewerage treatment plant (STP) at Baga is progressing at a brisk pace & the STP is expected to be ready by March-end 2015. The foundation stone had been laid by former chief minister Manohar Parrikar in March 2013. The STP...

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Saptakoteshwar shrine being rebuilt with granite

MARGAO: The ancient Saptakoteshwar shrine at Fatorpa, which was relocated from its original site at Divar, is now being restored to its former glory by reconstructing it entirely with granite stone.

Constructed over an area of 250 sq m, the temple...

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Cornea donation has a clear path ahead

Cornea donation has a clear path ahead

03 Dec 2014 No comment 91 hits
Nida Sayed

When Vinayak M Mordekar's father breathed his last, his family members insisted that they go ahead with the cremation without delay. He, on the other hand, decided to respect his father's last wish & donate his corneas.

"Before...

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A saint to learn from

A saint to learn from

03 Dec 2014 No comment 92 hits
Alwyn Barreto

St Francis Xavier, known as the apostle of the East, is e him. Forgetting their worries & cares, single-mindedly they proceed in the procession for his blessings.

I always wondered in my childhood how the body of a dead man could...

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Russian with charas LSD arrested

Russian with charas LSD arrested

03 Dec 2014 No comment 90 hits
PANAJI: The anti-narcotic cell (ANC) of Goa police on Wednesday arrested a Russian national for alleged possession of narcotic substances worth over 2 lakh. The ACB officer said that this is the first case in years wherein a Russian has been...

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Sensorium arts fest from Dec 6 in city

Sensorium arts fest from Dec 6 in city

03 Dec 2014 No comment 129 hits
PANAJI: Sensorium, a two-month long new arts festival, will get underway at Sunapranta Goa Centre for Arts in Altinho, Panaji on December 6.

It will gather a constellation of international stars from the fields of arts & literature to present fine...

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KR stations tracks trains searched following bomb threat


MARGAO: Railway officials as well as police personnel went into a tizzy on Wednesday after an anonymous letter addressed to the station master of the Margao railway station cautioning him about a planned bomb attack was found in the mail box.

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Pilgrims flock to Old Goa to give thanks

Pilgrims flock to Old Goa to give thanks

03 Dec 2014 No comment 76 hits
Gilbert D'Mello

OLD GOA: In a poignant scene, a young woman in her early forties spent more than an hour kneeling down in the pandal outside the Basilica of Bom Jesus, in thanksgiving for the gift of a child after seven years of marriage.

The...

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No such thing as father of Opinion Poll Bhembre

MARGAO: A seemingly modest Konkani book launch event held at Curchorem turned out to be a cathartic moment for language lovers & protagonists.

Castigating attempts at "distorting" historical facts pertaining to the Konkani movement, the veterans...

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Accused gets benefit of doubt in rape case

Accused gets benefit of doubt in rape case

03 Dec 2014 No comment 59 hits
PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa has upheld the acquittal of Baloo Kumar Singh by the sessions court on charges of raping a woman after calling her to a hotel at Verna in 2001.

As per the prosecution, the accused, a security guard, went...

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Calangute fisherfolk get storage facility

Calangute fisherfolk get storage facility

03 Dec 2014 No comment 64 hits
CALANGUTE: The Calangute village panchayat on Wednesday launched its 'Swachh Calangute, Nitoll Calangute' campaign with the inauguration of a storage facility for fisherfolk at the village's fish market. The two storage containers, complete with...

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Colvale jail to be partly commissioned by Dec 15

PANAJI: Originally scheduled to be completed in 2011, six of the 20 blocks of the Colvale jail are now expected to be completed & handed over the inspector general of prisons by December 15.

Sources in the Goa state infrastructure development...

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Samba set to step into Goa today for Unity WC

Samba set to step into Goa today for Unity WC

03 Dec 2014 No comment 82 hits


Panaji: Brazil will set foot on Goan soil on Thursday to take part in the Expo 2014 Unity World Cup, the Times of India.

India is drawn to play favourites Brazil in the opening game at the Panchayat ground in Raia on Friday, December...

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Masses at Old Goa starts at 4am

Masses at Old Goa starts at 4am

02 Dec 2014 No comment 83 hits


PANAJI: Masses to celebrate the feast of St Francis Xavier will be held under the shamiana outside the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa. The Konkani masses will be held at 4am, 5am, 6am, 7am, 8am & 9am. The feast mass will be held at 10.30am...

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‘Transportation of e-auctioned ore illegal’



SANGUEM: Locals from Uguem village in Sanguem taluka have alleged that the transportation of e-auctioned ore is illegal as the trucks are plying on a route which is not approved by the government.



Ravindra Velip from Cavrem & Francisco Carvalho...

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Casual attitude of HIV patients irks doctors counsellors

PANAJI: Over the years, the rate of HIV infection has declined in Goa & some four-five new cases of HIV/AIDS are detected every month. But, what's bothering doctors & counsellors working with people living with HIV/AIDS is the casual attitude of...

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Serula comunidade Cops issue summons

Serula comunidade Cops issue summons

02 Dec 2014 No comment 78 hits
PANAJI: The gross offence branch of Goa police on Tuesday issued summons to 25 people, including businessmen, advocates & builders, in the alleged illegal sale of 61 shops/offices at the under construction community center in Porvorim without...

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Shantaram offers 1 crore to save Valpoi school

PANAJI: Goa's Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik has offered to allot Rs one crore to the central government-run school in Valpoi, Sattari, from MPLAD funds, provided land is allotted to the school by the state government.


Naik expressed his...

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Shantaram offers Rs 1 crore to save Valpoi school

PANAJI: Goa's Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik has offered to allot Rs 1 crore to the central government-run school in Valpoi, Sattari, from MPLAD funds, provided land is allotted to the school by the state government.

Naik expressed his willingness...

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State records increase in tourists this October



PANAJI: Goa received the highest number of tourists - domestic & foreign in October 2014— recording an increase to the previous year.

Statistics released by the department of tourism cite that 4,76,861 tourists visited in October this year...

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