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What’s cooking in London

What’s cooking in London

17 Jun 2014 No comment 118 hits
Goans gathered around a dinner table are normally expected to discuss politics or football, so when dozens of these London-based foodies met at the Assado restaurant in London recently, no one would suspect they were conspiring a food revolution...

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Everything Anand about this Ashram

Everything Anand about this Ashram

17 Jun 2014 No comment 113 hits
PANAJI: It began as one of the few eateries in 1940s Panaji that served hot rice with prawns soaked in rich coconut curry. Hungry people would sit on the floor every afternoon & devour the simple, yet steamy meal that was dished out on banana...

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Canaguinim Khola coast threatened by rising waters

MARGAO: Rising water levels during the high tide & stormy weather conditions have rattled some forty families living near the coastline at Khola & Canaguinim beach in Canacona taluka.

At Nuvem ward in Khola, around 25 families have complained...

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Just 384 engineering seats for general category

PANAJI: Only 384 engineering seats, of the available 1,230 in Goa, are now open for students under the general category. They are down by 59 from last year after the state government raised the reservation quota in the state for other backward...

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Driver 2 others killed as Kadamba Transport Corporation bus hits tree near Kolhapur

PANAJI: Three persons were killed & 12 sustained minor injuries after a Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus travelling from Kolhapur to Margao crashed against a tree at Kalpe village, 22km from Kolhapur at 6.30am on Monday.

KTC bus driver...

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Rainfall in Goa 41 less so far

Rainfall in Goa 41 less so far

16 Jun 2014 No comment 200 hits
PANAJI: Monday evening brought in some heavy showers of rain, but the preceding 15 days saw deficient rainfall with the meteorological centre recording a shortfall of 41% in the average seasonal rainfall up to June 15.

A week after the arrival...

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Teachers seminar focuses on value education for peace

PANAJI: A one day seminar for over 350 archdiocesan board of education (ABE) teachers on value education for peace & transformation was organized by honesty foundation, Goa on June 14 at Merces.

Speaking on the occasion, Father Varghese Alengaden...

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Heavy rainfall predicted in state capital

Heavy rainfall predicted in state capital

15 Jun 2014 No comment 71 hits
PANAJI: The weatherman has predicted heavy rainfall, exceeding 75 centimetres in some parts of Goa over the next 48 hours. Sources from the regional meteorological department said that Panaji may also receive heavy rains, with temperatures ranging...

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Modi visit BJP slammed for disrespect to Jack Sequeira

PANAJI: Panaji woke up to saffron on Saturday, but the enthusiastic decorations sprung by BJP workers did not sit too well with some residents. Dona Paula circle was festooned with so many saffron flags & puffy lotuses, that the statue of Dr Jack...

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Down with the old up with Goas new economy

Down with the old up with Goas new economy

15 Jun 2014 No comment 74 hits
PANAJI: When the Canadian entrepreneur, Cory York first received significant funding for his new e-commerce venture, he could have selected anywhere to start operations. He chose a place he thinks is "unique in the world, a place that can bring...

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Sagar Mala to connect major coastal cities

Sagar Mala to connect major coastal cities

14 Jun 2014 No comment 96 hits
PANAJI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced plans to interconnect major coastal cities in India through road, rail, ports & airports. Terming it 'Sagar Mala', Modi said the project could be executed through a special development...

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Tough economic decisions ahead PM tells bigwigs

PANAJI: The country's elite would must be prepared for 'tough decisions' from the Union government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday evening. "The nation's economy is in very bad shape, & I have come to realize the huge quantum of...

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Relationship with Goa special Modi

Relationship with Goa special Modi

14 Jun 2014 No comment 77 hits
PANAJI: Calling his relationship with Goa "special", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said several vital milestones in his life have happened in Goa.

Pointing out that last June, in Goa, he was given the task of coordinating BP's campaign...

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When the high court directed government machinery to do their job

PANAJI: In a judgment passed in 2012, the high court of Bombay at Goa had directed the Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) & the Union ministry of environment & forests (MoEF) to carry out tar ball analysis every year for at least five years...

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Coast Guard gears up to get cracking

Coast Guard gears up to get cracking

14 Jun 2014 No comment 84 hits
PANAJI: The Indian Coast Guard has initiated a major exercise of upgrading its oil disaster management systems & introducing sophisticated machinery for higher level of preparedness & quicker response in oil spill incidents in the country.

After...

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Six Canacona school students fall sick after consuming midday meal

MARGAO: Six students from the government high school at Gaval, Khola, in Canacona suffered from food poisoning on Saturday morning after having the midday meal & were rushed to Balli primary health centre.

Teachers said that the six students, aged...

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Feast of St Anthony at Siolim today

Feast of St Anthony at Siolim today

14 Jun 2014 No comment 148 hits
The feast of St Anthony will be celebrated at St Anthony's Church, Siolim, on June 15. Masses will be held at 6am, 7.15am, 8.30am & 10.30am (high mass), at which Fr Socorro Mendes will be the main celebrant. The co-celebrants at the high mass will...

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Tiatrist Jose Rod from Parra no more

Tiatrist Jose Rod from Parra no more

14 Jun 2014 No comment 146 hits
PANAJI: Goa's traditional tiatr - commercial as well as village-based- has been at the losing end over the years as its trustworthy pillars have been crumbling one after another. On June 13, Parra lost its eminent tiatrist Jose Francisco...

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Connect with kids theyll become BJP workers PM

PANAJI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the BJP's state unit on maximum use of technology for strengthening the party in Goa.

He also urged BJP workers to hold one-hour online debates on various state issues, once a week.

Modi also said that...

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Government will promote skill development

Government will promote skill development

14 Jun 2014 No comment 98 hits
PANAJI: Emphasizing the need to make India's youth employable, PM Narendra Modi said that his government has created a separate ministry, exclusively to promote entrepreneurship & skill development. "Even developed countries have accorded priority...

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Cops ignore Green Rosary students

Cops ignore Green Rosary students

14 Jun 2014 No comment 84 hits
PANAJI: Almost 1,200 students of the primary, secondary & higher secondary sections of Our Lady of Rosary High School, Dona Paula, narrowly missed being stranded at their school till 7pm on Saturday, after police officials failed to inform school...

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New ramp along Baga river set for June 18 inaugural

CALANGUTE: The new ramp for fishermen & water sports operators at Baga is ready & will be inaugurated on June 18. The ramp along the Baga river was a long-pending demand as the old structure was too cramped up to accommodate the large number of...

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