Goa News

Booking.com

Right over minor minerals vests with state govt HC


PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa has held that the right over minor minerals vests solely with the state government, after a petition sought a declaration that Rule 5 of the Goa Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules, 2002, is...

Read more ...

NGT issues notice to PWD forest department in Nuvem bypass project


PANAJI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed that notices be issued to the chief conservator of forests, South Goa, public works department & the state government in connection with the construction of the Nuvem bypass along the banks...

Read more ...

Farmer family to go on hunger strike over acquired land


MARGAO: Farmer & land loser Vishnu Desai & his family will once again go on an indefinite strike from Tuesday onwards outside the Cuncolim Municipal Council (CMC) demanding the return of his acquired agricultural land.

Goenchea Xetkarancho...

Read more ...

Mobike-borne men rob Russian tourist in Panaji


PANAJI: Unidentified accused robbed a Russian national of her belongings, including cash of 59,000, in Panaji in the early hours of December 15.

Ira Troeposlkaya, who is currently residing at Varca in South Goa, was at the entry point of a casino...

Read more ...

Shoppers paradise pedestrians nightmare

Shoppers paradise pedestrians nightmare

16 December 2013 No comment


MARGAO: The area near Cine Vishant in Margao is turning out to be increasingly dangerous for pedestrians due to speeding two-wheelers, buses braking at unauthorized stops, & cars & bikes being parked haphazardly along the road.

The primary cause...

Read more ...

1 dead 3 injured in Sakhali mishap

1 dead 3 injured in Sakhali mishap

16 December 2013 No comment


BICHOLIM: A two-wheeler rider, Shubham Kambli, 20, from Desai Nagar-Sakhali died on the spot, while three others were injured in an accident involving two motorbikes & a four-wheeler at Vithlapur-Sakhali.

As per the Bicholim police, the...

Read more ...

Forest department appeals to tribunal to protect rich Mhadei biodiversity


PANAJI: The state forest department on Monday held a presentation for members of the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal on the rich biodiversity of Goa's Mhadei wildlife region that is watered by Karnataka's Kalasa rivulet.

Making the presentation...

Read more ...

Arpora NGO points accusing finger at seasonal beggars

CALANGUTE: An Arpora-based NGO has alleged that a group of migrants who have set up temporary dwellings in the village are an organized gang of beggars & petty thieves who arrive every year from Andhra Pradesh & prey on visiting tourists.

Members...

Read more ...

Deusua group bags Mando Award again

Deusua group bags Mando Award again

16 December 2013 No comment


PANAJI: Goenchim Kirnnam, Deusua, have bagged the Mando Award at the 47th state-level mando festival, organized by the Goa cultural & social centre, for the third consecutive year.

The festival was held over two days last week in collaboration...

Read more ...

Kala Academys cantaram contest records 102 entries


PANAJI: Kala Academy's (KA) cantaram competition 2013 attracted a record 102 entries for the enlisted 20 categories. The competition started on Saturday & concluded on Sunday. "This is a three to four-fold increase, as compared to only 35...

Read more ...

Congress meeting today to decide Lok Sabha candidates


PANAJI: The Goa pradesh election committee of the Congress party will meet in Panaji on Tuesday to decide on the candidates for the two Lok Sabha seats.

Four names each have been recommended by the district committees. The sitting MP Francisco...

Read more ...

The Power Bait

The Power Bait

16 December 2013 No comment


Avoiding power is the new game in town, & curiously, it is the established parties that seem as adept at evading power as they are at contriving it, than the newbie AAP, which is feeling a little bit trapped at the moment. Of course, Congress is...

Read more ...

Campal residents irate as monstrosity violates conservation rules

PANAJI: Residents of Campal are up in arms against the construction of a two-storey building on Dr Emidio Afonso road, alleging that it violates building regulations applicable to Panaji conservation areas. Terming the half-completed building a...

Read more ...

Overcoming disabilities one stroke at a time

PANAJI: Prince Jacob's tiatr Pap Tujem Prachit Mhojem is a tale of a specially-abled child. She is ridiculed by her drunken father, but receives good support from her mother for her extraordinary skills.

Discouraged at the sight of his...

Read more ...

1 000 persons join AAPs Goa wing in single day

Ponda: Claiming that the Delhi mandate has proved that the people of India need a new option, Aam Admi Party (AAP) members declared that they would contest both Lok Sabha seats in Goa during the forthcoming general polls in 2014.

The party launched...

Read more ...

Soon a public bicycle sharing system for Panaji

PANAJI: A cyclist riding on Panaji's busy roads is a rare sight these days. A cycle enthusiast who gets his or her bike on the road has to do it at their own cost since there are no earmarked cycling tracks in the city.

They must ride at the side...

Read more ...

Comunidade panel wants re-look at OSD decision

PANAJI: The members of the comunidade commission have urged the government to reconsider a decision to appoint officers on special duty (OSDs) in comunidades, stating that the commission's mandate is likely to be breached by the officers.

A cabinet...

Read more ...

Dramapur-Sirlim locals move HC over Pyati Raj Act amendments

MARGAO: Four members of the Dramapur-Sirlim panchayat, including sarpanch Agostinho D'Costa & deputy sarpanch Netty Ferrao, moved the high court of Bombay at Goa praying for directions to the state government for effecting necessary amendments to...

Read more ...

Margao cops book one for duping

Margao cops book one for duping

15 December 2013 No comment

MARGAO: The Margao town police have booked an offence against Jancy Gracias under charges of duping. The complainant, Lloyd Albuquerque, a resident of Chicalim, Vasco, stated that Gracias gave him a false assurance of providing him with a job...

Read more ...

Not just Games theres business too

Not just Games theres business too

15 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: January 2014 promises to be an interesting month for Goa, especially where its Portuguese ties are concerned. Just days before the Lusofonia Games begin, Goa is set to host a business conference that will bring together business leaders...

Read more ...

Parra farmers get watermelon seeds

Parra farmers get watermelon seeds

15 December 2013 No comment

Calangute: Thirty farmers from Parra were given watermelon seeds to encourage the cultivation & production of the fruit last Thursday.

Parra is known for its quality watermelons but the tradition of cultivating the fruit in the village had been...

Read more ...

Applications process for JEE starts

Applications process for JEE starts

15 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: The process of application to appear for the all-India joint engineering entrance examination or JEE for admissions to national engineering institutes has begun. But aspirants to Goa's engineering colleges can simply opt for the revived Goa...

Read more ...