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Goyal tweets video of Segway-borne cop at Madgaon station
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) In a first, Government Railway Police at the Madgaon railway station in South Goa have hopped on to Segways to whiz through crowded platforms and create awareness among passengers about safety and other precautions.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National
Wrong to organise anti-CAA meeting on Mahashivratri
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) It is wrong to hold an anti-CAA protest meeting on occasion of Mahashivratri, BJP state president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Friday, ahead of a massive protest rally scheduled to be held later today in which the influential Roman Catholic Church has also publicly urged Catholics to participate in.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Goa museum to display Parrikar's memorabilia
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's photographs and various personal articles, including slippers, will be displayed at an upcoming state museum in a renovated 17th century fort.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM congratulates FC Goa for qualifying for AFC Champions League
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday congratulated FC Goa for becoming the first ever Indian football club to qualify for the AFC Champions League by confirming their position at the top of the league table in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Nita Ambani congratulates FC Goa for historic ACL spot
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Football and Sports Development Limited (FSDL) chairperson Nita Ambani on Wednesday congratulated FC Goa for qualifying to the group stage of the 2020/21 AFC Champions League (ACL).
2020-02-19
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
'Had Shivaji conquered Goa, would not have suffered under Portuguese'
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Had Shivaji conquered Goa, the region would not have had to suffer atrocities under colonial Portuguese rule for centuries, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Will rethink higher tax on alcohol, feni: Goa CM
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday promised to rethink the proposed hike in excise duty on alcohol, as well as doing away with the proposed duty on the indigenous local drink cashew 'feni'.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
I-League: Churchill, Real Kashmir face off with 3rd place on line
Fatorda, Feb 18 (IANS) Churchill Brothers will be taking on Real Kashmir with third place in mind, in the I-League at the Fatorda Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
'Special zones on Goa beaches for drinking alcohol soon'
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) More than a year after banning consumption of alcohol on Goa's beaches, state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Tuesday said, that special zones would be created on the state's popular beaches for picnics and liquor drinking.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Former Goa CM likens drugs to mythical demon 'Bhasmasur'
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Comparing drugs and narcotics substances to "Bhasmasur", a mythical demon whose mere touch would reduce mortals to ash, Goa's Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Tuesday alleged that the BJP-coalition government was turning a blind eye to rampant drug trade in the state.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Under pressure, Goa withdraws order imposing Section 144
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid criticism from the opposition as well as tourism industry stakeholders, the North Goa district administration late on Monday withdrew its controversial order imposing Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in North Goa for a period of sixty days.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Portugal backs India's claim for UNSC permanent seat
Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Portugal fully supports India's claim for a permanent member's seat in the United Nations Security Council, Portuguese President President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said here on Saturday.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Portuguese delegation signs MoUs in defence, education sectors
Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) A visiting Portuguese delegation led by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on Saturday signed a series of MoUs with state and central government agencies at a formal ceremony in the fields of defence, industry, water and sewage management, education, knowledge sharing, science and technology, heritage, shipping and technology.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
No terror threat to Goa, section 144 routine process: Official
Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Following flak from the opposition and tourism industry stakeholders for creating a sense of alarm over the imposition of prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC earlier this week, the North Goa district administration on Saturday clarified that promulgation of the order was "routine" and has advised against panic.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks remains laid to rest
Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) The mortal remains of one of India's top fashion designers and gay icon Wendell Rodricks were laid to rest in his ancestral village of Colvale in North Goa after a solemn funeral ceremony on Thursday evening.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
15 arrested for rioting in Goa casino hotel
Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) Fifteen persons were arrested on Thursday after a mob attacked the staff at La Calypso hotel in North Goa's Calangute beach village.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Goa affirm top-spot credentials with Mumbai rout
Panaji, Feb 12 (IANS) FC Goa thumped Mumbai City FC 5-2 to go three points clear at the top of the Indian Super League (ISL) table after a feisty encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Amid CAA bickering, Goa CM to meet Archbishop
Panaji, Feb 12 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that he had sought an appointment with Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, amid attacks by BJP MLAs on the religious figure who on February 8 had slammed the CAA, calling it "divisive" and "discriminatory".
2020-02-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Appointing Sawant as CM was Parrikar's last wish: Goa Minister
Panaji, Feb 10 (IANS) Pramod Sawant succeeded Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister of Goa because it was the latter's dying wish, state Ports Minister Michael Lobo said on Monday.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Stop claiming benefits under Article 30: BJP to Church
Panaji, Feb 10 (IANS) Two days after Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao urged the central government to revoke the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), calling the law 'divisive' and 'discriminatory', state BJP general secretary Narendra Sawaikar on Monday urged him to stop claiming benefits under Article 30 of the Indian Constitution, which protects minority educational institutions from government discrimination.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Opposing BJP doesn't mean opposing Hindu: Bhaiyyaji Joshi
Panaji, Feb 9 (IANS) Opposing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) didn't mean opposing Hinduism, said Suresh alias Bhaiyyaji Joshi, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) General Secretary, here on Sunday.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Monitor train passengers from Kerala, demand Goa MLAs
Panaji, Feb 4 (IANS) Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Tuesday urged State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane to take adequate precautions and install mechanisms to screen movement of people from Kerala to Goa, in order to keep the coronavirus spread at bay.
2020-02-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ban ministers, MLAs from entering Goa casinos first: Ex Dy CM
Panaji, Feb 4 (IANS) Before debating the issue of banning Goans from entering offshore and onshore casinos to be implemented in the right spirit, elected representatives should be barred from gambling in casino operations, former Deputy Chief Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Tuesday.
2020-02-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Even Ambedkar wanted 'Dalitstan': Goa Dy CM
Panaji, Feb 3 (IANS) B.R. Ambedkar had backed the idea of a 'Dalitstan' for Dalits but India has remained united, Goa Deputy Chief Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar told the Legislative Assembly on Monday.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa Oppn stages walkout over CAA issue
Panaji, Feb 3 (IANS) The Opposition on Monday staged a walkout of the state Assembly after Speaker Rajesh Patnekar allowed a motion moved by ruling MLAs to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for passing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Parliament.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Goa,National
After SC go-ahead, revised Goa airport schedule in offing
Panaji, Feb 3 (IANS) The Goa government is working out a revised schedule for the completion of the state's second international airport at Mopa plateau in North Goa, after construction work at the site was halted following a Supreme Court stay, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the state legislative assembly on Monday.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Peacocks, monkeys menace to crops, orchards: Goa CM
Panaji, Feb 3 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday told the Goa Assembly, that monkeys and peacocks had emerged as a menace for horticulture crops in Goa.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Features
I-League: Plaza stars as Churchill beat Neroca 4-1
Panaji, Feb 2 The I-League encounter between Churchill Brothers FC Goa and Neroca FC on Sunday ended in a 4-1 win for the home team. Willis Plaza lived up to his reputation with a goal and two assists on the night as the Red Machines came through with flying colours with an attacking masterclass.
2020-02-02
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Cong slams FIR against church body
Panaji, Feb 2 (IANS) Slamming the FIR filed against a church-backed NGO for the presence of children at an anti-CAA meeting in South Goa recently, the Congress in Goa on Sunday said that students should be free to choose their ideology.
2020-02-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM lauds, Opposition slams Union Budget
Panaji, Feb 1 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday hailed the Union Budget, which was presented in the Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, as a boost for the common man, even as he conceded that the budgetary announcements did not specifically yield much for the coastal state.
2020-02-01
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Two foreigners with coronavirus symptoms quarantined in Goa
Panaji, Feb 1 (IANS) Two foreigners, who had travelled to Goa from China in the recent past, were on Saturday quarantined to an isolation ward of a government hospital after they developed symptoms of coronavirus, a top official said.
2020-02-01
Category: India, Goa,National
Goans banned from casinos from Feb 1: CM
Panaji, Jan 30 (IANS) Goans will be banned from entering casinos in the state from February 1, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2020-01-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa industry captains seek retail, tax reforms to revive tourism
Panaji, Jan 29 (IANS) Goa business and industry captains have urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to boost the retail operations in the state in order to revive the ailing tourism economy and have asked to emulate the Maharashtra government 's recent decision to keep retail businesses open 24x7.
2020-01-29
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Police plaint over children's presence at anti-CAA Goa rally
Panaji, Jan 29 (IANS) A Goa-based child rights NGO on Wednesday complained to the police about the presence of children at an anti-CAA meet co-organised on January 24 by a Goa Church-backed body, claiming it violated child rights by exposing them to political ideology and aggressive and derogatory language.
2020-01-29
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa tourism suffering from de-growth, negative publicity: CII
Panaji, Jan 29 (IANS) Goa's tourism sector is suffering from de-growth, the state's industry captains said on Wednesday, while also expressing concern about the increasing negative publicity Goa tends to receive in the international tourism circuits.
2020-01-29
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Goa Guv lauds state's uniform civil code in RD speech
Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) Goa has led the way in the country by being the first and the only state to follow a Uniform Civil Code, said Governor Satya Pal Malik in his Republic Day speech here on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Goa,National
Father's contribution to country recognised: Parrikar's son
Panaji, Jan 25 (IANS) Awarding the prestigious Padma Bhushan award posthumously to former Defence Minister and ex-Goa Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar will inspire people to work constructively and conscientiously for the country, Parrikar's elder son Utpal Parrikar said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa Speaker issues notice to 12 MLAs accused of disqualification
Panaji, Jan 25 (IANS) Goa Assembly Speaker on Saturday sent notices to 12 MLAs, including 10 from the Congress, in connection with two disqualification petitions filed by the Congress and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party leaders.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Lokayukta report on mining scandal drives wedge in Goa BJP
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has played down the Goa Lokayukta's indictment of former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and senior bureaucrats in a mining lease renewal scandal, the anti-corruption ombudsman's order appears to have driven a wedge in the state BJP unit.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Efforts on to repatriate remains of kidnapped Goa sailor'
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) The Goa government's Commissioner for NRI affairs Narendra Sawaikar on Monday said efforts were being made to repatriate the remains of a Goan seafarer, Britto D'Silva, who was among the 20 seamen who were kidnapped from cargo carrier MV Duke by Nigerian pirates in December.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Lost Frequencies opens up on his musical process
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) DJ Felix De Laet, who is also known as Lost Frequencies, says he does not have any fixed process of creating music. The popular international deejay believes in experimenting and "messing around".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP, AAP miffed with railway official calling Goa MLA Portuguese
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Ruling and opposition political parties in Goa, including the BJP, on Monday demanded the resignation of South Western Railway manager Ajay Kumar Singh after he during a verbal duel with Goa BJP MLA Alina Saldanha allegedly suggested that she was of Portuguese descent.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Brother linked to suicide, Goa Minister must resign: Congress
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Monday demanded the resignation of Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho, after the latter's brother Wilson, was booked for alleged abetment in the suicide of former sarpanch Prakash Naik last week.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Lizaa Malik: Goa is like my spirit place
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor-performer Lizaa Malik is back from Goa, which she calls her "spirit place".
2020-01-18
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Goa student's anti-CAA speech triggers political tussle
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) A speech by a schoolgirl denouncing the Citizenship Amendment Act at a function organised by the Goa government's Education Department on Thursday has raised the political temperature in the coastal state.
2020-01-18
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa Special Branch to probe MGP leader's death
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said state police's Special Branch has been ordered to handle the probe into the alleged suicide of former Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader Prakash Naik.
2020-01-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Delay in National Games in Goa 'not deliberate': Rijiju
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) The long delay in hosting the 36th edition of the National Games in Goa is not deliberate and when they eventually takes place later this year, the event will be one of the best edition of the Games ever held in India, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday.
2020-01-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Other Sports
Goa civic body revokes permission for anti-CAA rally
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) A BJP-controlled civic authority in Mapusa town in North Goa, on Friday revoked permission for an anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) rally scheduled by a civil society group for January 18, hours after a group of 'nationalist' citizens threatened to hold a parallel rally at the same site.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National
Lopamudra Raut is setting the Goa waters on fire
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Model Lopamudra Raut is on vacation in Goa and pictures of her trip are breathtaking to say the least.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Nehru didn't care for Goa: CM
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru didn't care for Goa and its liberation from Portuguese was delayed by 14 years, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said at an Indian Army awareness event here on Tuesday.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics