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Socorro’s Patoienchem Fest sees 6-in-1 celebration

Socorro: In a time of growing urbanization, villages serve as a peek into the past besides providing a clearer sense of indigenous traditions and cultures, including its food. The epitome of which was witnessed at the Patoienchem Fest organized by...

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KTCL gets three green fuel buses

KTCL gets three green fuel buses

15 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: Goa government launched a biogas-run bus and two ethanol-powered buses as a pilot project on the occasion of Independence Day on Tuesday. It intends to have over 40 such buses by February 2018, which will run on the eco-friendly fuel.

The...

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Teachers of aided schools will not get advance pay

Panaji: Teachers of government-aided schools are upset as they are yet to receive their house rent and dearness allowances as per the recommendations of the seventh pay commission, they claim. Salaries and allowances for employees of government and...

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Police seize Rs 15 lakh cash from car

Police seize Rs 15 lakh cash from car

15 August 2017 No comment

Bicholim: During joint patrolling, Bicholim police and Bicholim traffic cell, seized Rs 15 lakh in cash from a car late Monday night. Police said the occupants of the car claimed that the money was won in an off-shore casino.

In the police...

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50-year-old woman found dead

50-year-old woman found dead

15 August 2017 No comment

Poinguinim: Suganda Desai, who went missing from her residence on Monday morning, was found hanging in her shop at Mastimol, Canacona, the same night.

The 50-year-old woman, who was living with her six-year-old daughter, lost her husband two...

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HC upholds life imprisonment sentence of murder convict

Panaji: The high court of Bombay at Goa has upheld the life imprisonment sentence imposed on Ulhas Pednekar by a trial court for committing murder of a taxi driver Distiano at Utorda in April 2013. Pednekar had approached the high court and...

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Coconut trees planted along Guirim NH road

Porvorim: Concerned over the rapid destruction of Goa's green cover, citizens under the banner of United Porvorim Citizen's Forum held a coconut tree plantation drive along the coconut tree-lined Guirim-Mapusa national highway road stretch on...

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Owners of two popular tourist joints held in drug case

Mapusa: Goa police on Tuesday arrested the owner of Curlies beach shack, Edwin Nunes, and operator of the Nyex club, Rohan Shetty, in connection with the narcotics trade after a waiter and patron were found in possession of drugs on the...

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Drugs worth Rs 16 lakh recovered two sisters arrested

Panaji: The Anti Narcotic Cell (ANC) of Goa police on Tuesday arrested two local girls from Khorlim, Mapusa for possession of drugs worth Rs 16 lakh.

ANC arrested two sisters Yogita Naik, 26, and Chaitali Naik, 22, in the case.

ANC superintendent...

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Will use employment to curb drug use CM

Will use employment to curb drug use CM

15 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: Citing frustration due to joblessness as one of the reasons behind drug addiction, chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the government would use employment as a tool to curb the menace in the state. He also said the government...

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Two swine flu deaths in a fortnight

Two swine flu deaths in a fortnight

15 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: With the incidence of swine flu going up this year, a total of 144 persons have tested positive for the viral respiratory disease and seven have died during this period, raising concern in the state. While many parts of the country have...

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Footprints of an Ancient Civilization

Footprints of an Ancient Civilization

15 August 2017 No comment

Isidore Domnick Mendis

Generations of chroniclers have linked Rivona with protagonists and sages of ancient India. Rivona's caves are linked to stories that say that either the Pandavas (five brothers from the Mahabharata epic) or Buddhist monks...

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Ghumotachem fest to see commercial sale of ghumots

PANAJI: Mass commercial sale of ghumots in Goa, an attempt at cracking a world record by having a mass congregation of ghumots playing simultaneously and the construction of the world's largest Ghumot. These are some of the highlights of the...

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Goa government launches Indias first bio-fuel bus

PANAJI: The Goa government launched India's first biogas-run bus as a pilot project on the occasion of Independence Day today. They intend to have approximately 40 such buses in the state by February 2018 which will run on the eco-friendly...

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National Games in Goa Doubts over shooting range velodrome

Panaji: The Goa Olympic Association (GOA) is not in favour of exhaustive spending on a shooting range or cycling velodrome for next year’s National Games and has instead suggested that these disciplines be held outside the state, or find...

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Goa waiting for IOA decision

Goa waiting for IOA decision

15 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The state government is waiting for a directive from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) giving them the go ahead to host the 36th edition of National Games next year.
The 36th edition of the National Games were originally...

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Patriotic film fest kicks off at ESG

Patriotic film fest kicks off at ESG

14 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: A Patriotic Film Festival organized by the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) in association with the directorate of film festivals (DFF) on the occasion of India's 70 years of Independence kicked off on Monday at Maquinez Palace, Panaji...

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KFD virus situation needs experts Forest department

Panaji: Expressing concerns over lack of scientific data about the Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) virus in Goa, the forest department has said that experts should be given the task of analyzing the situation.

Pointing out that carcasses of infected...

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Drug trade flourishing in collusion with cops Vijai

Panaji: A day after two students from south India died due to suspected drug overdose, town and planning minister and Goa Forward party president Vijai Sardesai lashed out at Goa police for giving the state a bad name.

In an apparent attempt to...

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Has the state done enough to conserve its indigenous wild mushroom varieties

No, more needs to be done. The Goa state biodiversity board has taken some steps in this direction. I feel creating awareness through pictures is the way forward. The academic and scientist, Nandakumar Kamat, has done research on this subject. His...

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‘Stop disrobing women for cremation’

Panaji: The human dignity and basic rights of a woman are violated if her body is disrobed publicly at the crematorium prior to it being placed on the pyre, Goa Human Rights Commission has stated while passing recommendations to the director of...

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MMC gives nod for GTP at Cunchelim

MMC gives nod for GTP at Cunchelim

14 August 2017 No comment

Mapusa: Mapusa muncipal council (MMC), during its special meeting on Monday, accepted and passed the draft copy of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed with a Gurgaon-based company for setting up of a garbage management plant at...

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