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Goa state museum closed for visitors

PANAJI: The Goa state museum complex at Patto, Panaji will remain closed for visitors for the time being. Museum officials are currently in the process of packing up artefacts for their temporary shift to the centuries old Adil Shah palace in...

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Property mutation registration goes online

Panaji: In a move that is expected to reduce delays and bring relief to citizens, the state government on Wednesday launched an e-governance platform that includes integration of property registration and mutation. Speaking at the launch, chief...

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Special mamlatdar fast track courts for tenancy cases Parrikar

Panaji: In a near reversal of his decision to hand over tenancy cases to the civil courts in 2014, chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday promised to appoint special mamlatdars to fast track these cases in the state. The move is likely to...

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Karnataka’s Mhadei case weakened Goa

Panaji: The ongoing tussle between Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka over sharing of River Mhadei's water has taken another turn, with the state's legal team claiming an upper hand after Wednesday's hearing. The current round of hearings commenced...

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Cops ignore no-parking zone violation at Porvorim mall

Porvorim: Negligence on the part of traffic police to clamp vehicles parked in the 'No Parking' zone near Mall de Goa on the Porvorim-Panaji highway has been creating problems for commuters on the highway.

With the first-of-its-kind...

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‘Civil court can hear plea for maintenance in divorce case’

Panaji: In a judgment that provides relief to women in cases of domestic violence, the high court of Bombay at Goa has held that a wife can file an application seeking maintenance under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, before...

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Fear of impending disaster prompts MPT to file FIR

Vasco: Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) has filed an FIR against Western India Shipyard Limited (WISL) with the Mormugao police over the partially sunk floating dry dock at WISL, which poses a threat to the port's property.

In its complaint, MPT...

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State urban development ministry to oversee RERA

Panaji: The ministry of urban development has been given charge of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), including framing of rules and appointment of the regulatory authority and appellate tribunal under the Real Estate (Regulation and...

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Vasco ITI to get technical expertise through PPP

Panaji: Following the withdrawal of Society for Industrial and Technical Education of Goa (SITEG), the cabinet on Wednesday approved the selection of industry powerhouse Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited as the industry partner for the Vasco...

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National Award Winning Films Fest to begin today

Panaji: Konkani film, K Sera Sera, will be one of the films to be screened at the 64th National Award Winning Films Festival 2017 scheduled from May 18 to June 14.

The festival is being organized by the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG)...

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Six injured in four-vehicle collision on NH 17 at Guirim

Mapusa: Six persons were injured in a four-vehicle collision along national highway 17 on Wednesday. Police sources said that two persons with serious injuries have been admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC), Bambolim, for...

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Police van rams into house parked 2-wheelers

Panaji: A Goa Police van rammed into a house and four parked two-wheelers in the wee hours of Wednesday near Azad Maidan in the capital city, after being hit by an unidentified speeding car from behind, police said.

According to Panaji...

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Nepali woman found dead in Calangute

Calangute: A 25-year-old woman from Nepal, married to a Goan, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Naikavaddo, Calangute, early on Wednesday morning.

Calangute PI Jivba Dalvi said they received a call at 6.45am on Wednesday...

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Multi-level airport parking to be operational by Jan-Feb Sawaikar

Margao: The multi-level pay car parking (MLCP) project at Dabolim airport will be made operational once the construction of a wall between it and the airport terminal building is complete.

The construction of the wall has been recommended...

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After MV Qing floating dry dock at WISL partially sinks

Panaji: The floating dry dock at Western India Shipyard Limited (WISL), Mormugao, has begun to tilt precariously and take in water, prompting the authorities to place oil booms around the structure.

Though the impact of an oil spill would...

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Rajya Sabha polls to be held on Jun 8

Panaji: Election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Goa will be held on June 8, 2017, ahead of the panchayat polls.

BJP has begun the exercise of shortlisting names for the upper house of Parliament.

The term of the office of Goa's...

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Sinquerim gets a park of its own

Sinquerim gets a park of its own

17 May 2017 No comment

Calangute: Candolim will soon have four new recreational and fitness parks for children, adults and senior citizens, deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said while inaugurating the St Lawrence Children's and Outdoor Fitness Park...

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3 inmates to be arrested for Karbotkar death

Panaji: The crime branch of Goa police have obtained a court warrant for custody of three inmates of Sada jail in connection with the murder of undertrial Vinayak Karbotkar early this year.

Rahul Kumar, George Fernandes and Mohammed Salim...

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Silk Road to Goa

Silk Road to Goa

17 May 2017 No comment

At the risk of losing out on a historic opportunity, India stands virtually alone in boycotting China's extraordinarily ambitious 'One Belt, One Road' (OBOR) logistics project to re-energize the millennia-old Silk Road's trading corridors...

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Western Indias floating dry dock partially sinks at Goa

PANAJI: The 60,000 dead weight tonne floating dry dock at Western India Shipyard Limited has begun to tilt precariously and take in water, prompting authorities to place oil spill booms around the structure. Though the impact of an oil spillage...

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Goa govt launches e-gov platform for property transactions

PANAJI: In a move that is expected to reduce delays and bring relief to citizens, the state government on Wednesday launched an e-governance platform that includes integration of property registration and mutation. Speaking at the launch, chief...

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When Goa sculpted a legacy in tusks

In the museums in the state as well as in the rest of the country, Christian art sections are incomplete without ivory figurines of Jesus, Mary and saints. Today, most of these are attributed to Goa, like at Hyderabad's Salar Jung Museum, where...

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