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Setback for tourism as IPB revokes nod for 17 projects

 

PANAJI

In a setback for tourism, Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board (Goa-IPB) has decided to withdraw all the in-principle approvals granted to 17 projects including development of passenger ropeway and allied tourism...

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State receives first installment for setting up cancer centre at GMC

 

PANAJI

In a major boost to the state’s efforts in providing treatment facility for patients suffering from cancer, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released the first installment of Rs 8.5 crore to Goa for setting...

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SWPL ‘manipulated’ figures to hide excess coal handling at MPT

 

PANAJI

M/s South West Port Ltd (SWPL) of Jindal Group involved in cargo handling at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) did not show correct figures, merged coal-handling figures with that of other minerals and provided cumulative figures in...

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Shoring up defence FC Goa eye another home win in ISL

Panaji: There is nothing sweeter than winning your first home game as head coach. Sergio Lobera would have experienced just that eight days ago with FC Goa, that too in a 4-3 thriller against favourites Bengaluru FC.

His counterpart Rene...

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SAG puts a freeze on volleyball activities in Goa

Panaji: The Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) has told the Goa Volleyball Association that they must put their house in order if they want backing from the state government.

The GVA has been split into two factions with Irvin Soares and...

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Berbatov magic yet to sync with fledgling ISL


Panaji: Dimitar Berbatov is used to creating magic on the football field. He’s done that with CSK Sofia, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and even Bulgaria. He is not your typical forward who will muscle his way...

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Learnt to stay calm after Pochettino snub says FC Goa hat-trick hero Coro

Panaji: As he gets dragged out of the dressing room by the team’s media coordinator for yet another interview, Ferran Corominas wonders whether it was worth scoring that hat-trick against Bengaluru FC, the first in this edition of the...

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Rane Anganwadis to operate as counselling centres for mothers

Panaji: Anganwadi centres in Goa will henceforth function as centres where mothers are counselled on the nutritional requirements of their children, instead of mere creches or ration pick-up points, women and child development minister...

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Excess coal handling Two complaints filed

Excess coal handling Two complaints filed

07 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Panaji: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) has filed two separate criminal complaints before judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) Vasco against officials of South West Port Limited (SWPL) and Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) "for excess...

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4-year-old drowns in pool at Candolim

4-year-old drowns in pool at Candolim

07 Dec 2017 No comment 2 hits
Calangute: A four-year-old boy from Candolim died after he accidentally fell into the swimming pool of a guesthouse in Candolim on Thursday evening, Calangute PI Jivba Dalvi said.

Sambhav Talkar, a student of St Theresa's school...

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State mulls early warning system

State mulls early warning system

07 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Panaji/Hyderabad: The seemingly unexpected damage and developments triggered by cyclone Ockhi, a perception that it would cause only moderate impact as forecast, and allegations from shack operators that they were not sufficiently warned about...

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‘Padmavati decision after censor board OK can’t afford law order problem’

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Thursday the state government will decide on 'Padmavati' screening only after the censor board's decision, but made it clear that Goa cannot afford a law and order problem during the tourist...

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‘Historians shouldn’t give political advice’

Panaji: Historians should not advise political leaders, said noted historian, Ramchandra Guha. He was speaking on the topic, 'History beyond chauvinism' during his keynote address at the inauguration of the eighth edition of the Goa Arts and...

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Will issue 48-hour notice to Kamat before arrest SIT

Panaji: The special investigation team (SIT) of Goa police, in its reply filed before the special court in the alleged illegal mining case concerning mine owner Praful Hede, said they will serve a 48-hour notice to former chief minister...

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Trawlers sail out of MPT as Ockhi weakens

Trawlers sail out of MPT as Ockhi weakens

07 Dec 2017 No comment 2 hits
Panaji: With weather conditions improving and cyclone Ockhi weakening over Gujarat, over 200 fishing trawlers, which sought safe anchorage at Mormugao harbour, have departed.

"About 200 boats left on Wednesday night as the weather...

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Govt assures supervisory role to judge in matka probe

Panaji: The state government will allow adequate participatory and supervisory role to the judge heading the special investigation team (SIT) probing matka gambling in Goa as envisaged by the high court of Bombay at Goa in its earlier order....

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Pune’s Goans rejoice as its first church marks 225 yrs

Panaji: Pune's first church, which was earlier under the purview of the Archdiocese of Goa, will mark the 225th anniversary of its inception on Friday.

What will make the occasion even more special is the felicitation of two seventh...

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New route to Panaji throws commuters into a frenzy

Panaji: Roads from Porvorim and St Cruz junction to the state capital were congested for nearly half of Thursday due to a change in the traffic flow plan near the KTC bus stand in Panaji.

Deputy superintendent of police Dharmesh Angle...

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On-the-spot food safety tests by Sun

On-the-spot food safety tests by Sun

07 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Panaji: A four-wheeler called 'food safety on wheels', with instruments that allow for on-the-spot food safety tests, will be launched on Sunday by chief minister Manohar Parrikar, health minister Vishwajit Rane said on Thursday. Rane said the...

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Erratic water supply irks Corjem villagers

Erratic water supply irks Corjem villagers

07 Dec 2017 No comment 2 hits
Saligao: Irked by erratic water supply over the last few months, villagers of Corjuem, Aldona, submitted a memorandum to junior engineer, water division, PWD, Angelo Fernandes at Mapusa.

The local residents have threatened to agitate if...

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Porvorim service road to stay closed on Sunday

Panaji: Taking a leaf out of larger cities, a no-motorized zone initiative has been launched for Porvorim where the service road along National Highway 66 will be closed for vehicular traffic on Sunday. The service road from the State Council...

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Man gets 3 yrs for keeping minor without permission

Panaji: The Goa Children's Court has sentenced 28-year-old Shaukat Shaikh to three years simple imprisonment for keeping a 15-year-old girl with him without permission of authorities. Shaikh has been acquitted on charges of kidnapping and...

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