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Devotees throng Pilar hillock

Devotees throng Pilar hillock

15 Nov 2014 No comment 98 hits
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Pilar: With the novena under way to commemorate the 87th death anniversary of Venerable Agnelo de Souza, devotees from different walks of life have been flocking to the Pilar hillock to express gratitude for favours...

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Mining babu’s flat at Margao burgled

Mining babu’s flat at Margao burgled

15 Nov 2014 No comment 75 hits
Margao: Four masked men dressed in black entered Yogesh Kale's house at Agalli, Gogol, in the wee hours of Saturday & decamped with cash & valuables, all worth 2.75 lakh.

While Kale's mother was threatened into submission by the culprits, rest of...

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I will instruct govt to deliver services to people Parsekar

Panaji: Navelim independent MLA Avertano Furtado & Nuvem MLA & Goa Vikas party supremo Francisco 'Mickky' Pacheco were sworn into the Laxmikant Parsekar cabinet by Goa governor Mridula Sinha at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday afternoon.

With the...

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I will instruct government to deliver services to people Parsekar

PANAJI: Navelim independent MLA Avertano Furtado & Nuvem MLA & Goa Vikas party supremo Francisco 'Mickky' Pacheco were sworn into the Laxmikant Parsekar cabinet by Goa governor Mridula Sinha at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday afternoon.

With the...

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Jet starts direct flights to Abu Dhabi from Goa

Panaji: Jet Airways began everyday direct international flights linking Goa, with the national capital of the United Arab Emirates-Abu Dhabi. The maiden flight took off from Goa International Airport, Dabolim, at 5.15am & reached Abu Dhabi at...

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Traders await completion of work to erect stalls

Panaji: Small traders awaiting the allocation of stalls for the Exposition at Old Goa are pinning their hopes on completion of infrastructural works in time to commence the process of setting up their temporary structures. The government has...

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Exposition Infrastructure trial run likely from Monday

Panaji: A dry run to review preparations for the 17th Exposition of the Sacred Relics of St Francis Xavier at Old Goa will commence on November 17, as various infrastructural projects are in the final stages, sources said.

The government agencies...

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Tough to locate isolated place in Ponda to bury Ebola victims PMC

Ponda: While the directorate of health services has identified 10 rooms at the sub-district hospital in Ponda to keep Ebola patients in isolation, the Ponda municipal council (PMC) is facing a difficulty in locating a place away from human...

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Tourist robbed of cash goods worth 159 lakh in Baga

Calangute: A tourist from Gujarat was robbed of cash & other items worth 1,59,000 at Baga recently.

Calangute police said Salman Mehboob, a tourist from Gujarat, who had come to Goa for a holiday had gone to Baga where he parked his car &...

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Tourist robbed of cash goods worth Rupees 159 lakh in Baga

CALANGUTE: A tourist from Gujarat was robbed of cash & other items worth Rs 1,59,000 at Baga recently.

Calangute police said Salman Mehboob, a tourist from Gujarat, who had come to Goa for a holiday had gone to Baga where he parked his car &...

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Subrata Gouramangi lead Indian charge on field

Subrata Gouramangi lead Indian charge on field

14 Nov 2014 No comment 103 hits
Panaji: Ask any youngster which position they would like to play & they will more than likely fire back at you with either the striker or midfielder as their choice.
Since time immemorial, strikers & midfielders have hogged the limelight in world...

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Parrikar gifts Goa a stadium at Campal on final day

Panaji: Former chief minister Manohar Parrikar approved the construction of a new football stadium at the existing Parade ground in Campal before he resigned from his post last week.
Parrikar, now the country's defence minister, signed & approved...

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Robo ticks 12-yr-old to honours at contest

Robo ticks 12-yr-old to honours at contest

14 Nov 2014 No comment 101 hits
Panaji: Aged 12, Panaji-resident Rounak Hede prefers playing with the dismantled parts of his toys rather than the actual toys. These parts, after all, provide the components for the robots the Class VII student of Miramar's Sharada Mandir school...

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‘Will decide fast on minesweeper deal’

‘Will decide fast on minesweeper deal’

14 Nov 2014 No comment 83 hits
Panaji: In what may well be his first significant announcement as the country's defence minister, Manohar Parrikar, on Friday, promised to take a decision on the 2,300 crore deal to acquire eight Mine Counter-Measures Vessels or minesweepers from...

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Jan music festival gets state panel OK

Jan music festival gets state panel OK

14 Nov 2014 No comment 83 hits
Panaji: The state-level permission committee (SLPC) has given the go-ahead to musical event, 'The great live music festival' 2015, which will be held at Calangute from January 23 to 25, next year. But the panel is yet to decide the applications of...

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January music festival gets state panel OK

January music festival gets state panel OK

14 Nov 2014 No comment 59 hits
PANAJI: The state-level permission committee (SLPC) has given the go-ahead to musical event, 'The great live music festival' 2015, which will be held at Calangute from January 23 to 25, next year. But the panel is yet to decide the applications of...

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Will Parsekar fulfill Parrikar’s Salcete promises

Margao: Barely 15 days before he was elevated to the post of Union defence minister, then Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar had visited Margao & reviewed several developmental projects under way. He had also promised to visit the commercial...

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Drishti lifeguards threaten to go on strike

Drishti lifeguards threaten to go on strike

14 Nov 2014 No comment 81 hits
Panaji: Some lifeguards, supported by the All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), have threatened to go on strike on November 21 & 22 protesting the alleged anti-labour practices of Drishti Lifesaving Pvt Ltd. While AITUC said that all lifeguards...

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Shellfish find their way back to River Sal

Shellfish find their way back to River Sal

14 Nov 2014 No comment 71 hits
Betul: Shellfish & clams appear to have made a comeback in the river Sal following last year's mass mortality, which wiped out entire spawns along the river bank & disrupted the livelihood of traditional fishermen.

Local fishermen predicted a...

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Parrikar Vaz Costa Trailblazer politicians with Goa in their veins

Jubilation across the state this week when Manohar Parrikar made his first trip back home as India's Union defence minister, the first member of the cabinet ever from Goa. It is a big leap, with the former chief minister of Goa selected...

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Excise dept to get tough on public drinking at Old Goa

Panaji: The excise department is set to strictly enforce the ban on drinking in public & throwing broken or unbroken liquor bottles in the open, especially at Old Goa, in view of the upcoming Exposition of the Sacred Relics of St Francis Xavier...

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Air India to commence direct flight from Goa to Muscat


Panaji: Air India announced a everyday direct flight from Goa to Muscat via Mumbai starting November 16, a press release from the directorate of information & publicity said.

Commissioner for NRI affairs Wilfred Mesquita had taken up the matter...

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