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Centre denying NOCs for tourism projects Parulekar

PANAJI: The central government is not supporting tourism in Goa by denying NOCs to new tourism initiatives like heli-tourism, seaplane rides & amphibious bus rides. The Centre has also not disbursed even part of the Rs 125 crore promised to Goa...

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Consensus reached on traders rehabilitation at Curchorem

Curchorem: Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral on Thursday largely succeeded in forging a consensus among most of the traders occupying shops in the old municipal building at Curchorem over the issue of their rehabilitation in the new commercial complex...

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Tivim BJP mandal slams Nilkanth over illegal scrapyards

PANAJI: The Tivim BJP mandal on Thursday slammed former Tivim MLA & state NCP president Nilkanth Halarnkar for 'supporting illegal scrapyards & mobile towers in Colvale'.

Reacting to Nilkanth's allegations against the BJP, Anand Halarnkar...

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Now forgery plaint delays inking of govt-Drishti contract

PANAJI: The signing of a new contract with Drishti Special Response Service Pvt Ltd, for lifeguarding services across the state's 105-km coastline, may be delayed yet again.

This time around, the tourism department has put off the signing process...

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Sanguem cops bust thieves gang

Sanguem cops bust thieves gang

06 February 2014 No comment

MARGAO: Sanguem police on Thursday busted a gang of thieves allegedly involved in cutting apart weighbridge components to sell them as scrap items.

Three persons were arrested after they were caught red-handed while trying to decamp with the...

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E-auctioning of stockpiled ore on Feb 17

E-auctioning of stockpiled ore on Feb 17

06 February 2014 No comment

PANAJI: Goa government will hold its first e-auction of stockpiled iron ore on February 17.

A release from the director of mines & geology on Thursday said the base price would be fixed by February 16 & will be visible to registered bidders when...

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Saudi student dies in scooter mishap

Saudi student dies in scooter mishap

06 February 2014 No comment

PANAJI: Alzahari Adil Ahmed, a 27-year-old student from Saudi Arabia studying in Goa, died in a self accident opposite Kamat Kinara, Miramar on Wednesday night.

Police said that Ahmed, who was riding the scooter, dashed against a divider on the...

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Deporting of Nigerians to be delayed

Deporting of Nigerians to be delayed

06 February 2014 No comment

PANAJI: The 30 Nigerians without valid travel documents arrested for creating a ruckus on NH 17 on October 31, 2013, will remain in Goa a few more months as the Nigerian embassy is yet to confirm their identity. The Ghana embassy too has not...

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NGT asks for status report on Sinquetim-Benaulim bridge

PANAJI: The National green tribunal (NGT) has directed the Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) to give a status report on the Sinquetim-Benaulim bridge across River Sal.

This development comes after the state government decided to...

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Last rites of Canacona murder victim conducted

PANAJI: The last rites of rape & murder victim Vijaya Pagi were conducted on Thursday afternoon, after police intensified the search operation to trace the murderer.

Residents of Canacona had called a bandh on Monday to protest the failure of the...

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Court summons SP for lapses in probe

Court summons SP for lapses in probe

06 February 2014 No comment

MARGAO: Declaring the two directors of the construction firm that promoted the Canacona project absconding, special court judge Nutan Sardesai observed that there are lapses in the police probe in the case & summoned superintendent of police...

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Canacona cops yet to make any headway in student case


MARGAO: Canacona police are yet to make any progress in the investigations into the complaint lodged by a parent of a high school student recently, alleging that her teacher meted out corporal punishment to her.

Police sources said that they...

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Man dies in accident at Betul

Man dies in accident at Betul

06 February 2014 No comment

MARGAO: A 31-year-old man from Baradi in Velim, Rupesh Kumtekar, died after he fell off a two-wheeler on Wednesday night at Betul. The rider, Ritesh Kurtarkar, sustained injuries & is undergoing treatment at a hospital, police sources said. tnn

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Book release at XCHR

Book release at XCHR

06 February 2014 No comment

Xavier Centre of Historical Research is hosting the launch of a book titled 'Goa 2011: Reviewing & Recovering 50 years', edited by Rudolf Heredia & Savio Abreu on February 7 at 5.30pm, at the Xavier Centre, Alto- Porvorim. P D Xavier, retired...

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Goans must take up job opportunities in Goa Deputy CM

MARGAO: Admitting that the state government had a lot to do to improve investor sentiment in Goa as far as attracting new industries is concerned, deputy chief minister Francis D'Souza said there were jobs available in Goa & urged Goans to make...

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4 6-laning of NH 17 NH 4-A on anvil

4 6-laning of NH 17 NH 4-A on anvil

06 February 2014 No comment

PANAJI: The government has given administrative approval for consultancy work for preparation of the detailed project report (DPR) for the two national highways - NH 17 & NH 4-A - in Goa.

Official sources said the state PWD has also received bids...

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Parulekar announces Reis Magos sarpanchs resignation

PANAJI: Saligao MLA & tourism minister Dilip Parulekar on Thursday announced the resignation of Subash Pednekar as Reis Magos sarpanch & the takeover of the post by Kedar Naik.

Briefing mediapersons in the presence of the incoming & outgoing...

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My only fault is I took up this challenge & gave it my best

PANAJI: Lusofonia Games CEO Keshav Chandra looks relieved but evidently tired in his new posting as chief electoral officer. Having delivered against almost insurmountable odds, Chandra looks back at the Games for 11 Portuguese speaking nations...

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IWUF gift equipment worth Rs 2 crore to WAI

PANAJI: The Wushu Association of India ended up being the biggest beneficiary of Lusofonia Games 2014.

Wushu as a sport is now known to many sports followers in Goa, thanks to its impressive debut at the Peddem sports complex in Mapusa. With nine...

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NABARD credit to Goa up by 3 times

NABARD credit to Goa up by 3 times

05 February 2014 No comment


PANAJI: In the last two years, bank credit for agriculture & allied activities has increased more than three times from 166 crore to 577 crore.

National bank for agriculture & rural development (NABARD) has attributed this increase to the revival...

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Open Tilak Maidan to local youth for practice NCP


PANAJI: Nationalist Congress party's senior state vice president, Jose Philip D'Souza has demanded that Tilak Maidan, Vasco, should be opened to the local youth for regular practice for at least an hour everyday, as per the old system.

Speaking...

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Cliff Richard tribute concert

Cliff Richard tribute concert

05 February 2014 No comment

Goa Chitra will host 'The Great Music Revival Concert' series 2013- 2014 with a special concert- tribute to the living legend Sir Cliff Richard & The Shadows on February 8.The concert will feature legendary singer & guitarist, Desmond Taylor & his...

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