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Mother held for killing 2-yr-old out of frustration
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) In a shocking case of filicide, a middle-aged woman was arrested for allegedly smothering her two-year-old daughter to death, a Goa police spokesperson said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Sagar Kavach' security drill in Goa on Sep 18-19
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) The annual multi-agency coastal security exercise, 'Sagar Kavach', will get underway in Goa from Wednesday, a state government spokesperson said on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Goa to be declared organic state: CM
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Goa will soon be declared an organic state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Will request NGT to allow beach shacks, says Goa CM
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) With Goa's tourism season set to kick off just a couple of weeks later, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that his government would plead before the National Green Tribunal for permission to set up beach shacks along the coastline.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Looting, assault of tourists must stop: Goa CM
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Looting and thrashing of tourists in Goa, a leading beach and night-life tourism destination, would have to stop if the state's tourism industry had to flourish, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said here on Thursday.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa loses arbitration award appeal against Reliance Infra
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) A court here on Thursday ruled against the Goa government in an appeal challenging an arbitration award in favour of Reliance Infrastructure Ltd over a power purchase dispute, directing the state to pay the company Rs 292 crore plus interest.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rains damage Goa runway, Navy defends regulated shutdown
Panaji, Sep 11 (IANS) Heavy rains have deteriorated the runway at Goa's Dabolim international airport and the proposed shut down of the runway from November 2, for six hours every Saturday for its maintenance, was expected to prevent any further deterioration, the Indian Navy said on Wednesday.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Goa, Karnataka should talk out Mhadei water row: Joshi
Panaji, Sep 9 (IANS) The Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Goa should meet to find a negotiated settlement to the Mhadei water dispute, Union Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi said, here on Monday, prompting the Congress to state that once the tribunal had announced its award, there was no question of negotiating a settlement.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Mischievous' boys more prone to burn injuries: Study
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Children between the ages of one and five, especially boys, are more prone to burn injuries, a study conducted at Goa's top government-run hospital, the Goa Medical College, has revealed.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Goa,National,IANS Life
Braz Gonsalves: The Lord of Jazz who gave up greatness for God (Where Are They Now?)
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) It's difficult to get a question through to Braz Gonsalves these days. Age has caught up with one of India's greatest jazz musicians at 85 and the man whose music was once described by connoisseurs, "as the kind which rears and sways before eventually striking the listener like a serpent", struggles to catch up with questions asked of him.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Proud of ISRO's hard work: Chief Ministers (2nd Lead)
Panaji, Sep 7 (IANS) Chief Ministers from across the country on Saturday expressed their pride in the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) stride towards the Moon, despite the Vikram lander's setback.
2019-09-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Coach accused of rape arrested in Delhi
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) Goa Police on Friday arrested the state's former chief swimming coach Surajit Ganguly who has been accused of molesting and raping a 15-year-old swimming champion.
2019-09-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Teams tracking suspended swimming coach in 3 cities: Goa Police
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) The Goa Police have sent teams to Kolkata, Bhopal and Bengaluru as they look to track down suspended swimming coach Surajit Ganguly. Ganguly was booked on Thursday for molesting a minor girl who is a national level swimmer.
2019-09-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa Police book swimming coach for rape, molestation
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) The Goa Police on Thursday booked the state's chief swimming coach Surajit Ganguly on charges of rape and molestation. Ganguly was earlier sacked by the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) after a video and photographs of him allegedly molesting a minor girl, who is a national level swimmer, surfaced online.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
Goa chief swimming coach sacked for molesting minor girl
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) The chief coach of the Goa state swimming team, Surajit Ganguly, was on Thursday sacked by the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) after a video and photographs of him allegedly molesting a minor girl surfaced online.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
Goa swimming team coach sacked for molesting minor
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) Goa chief swimming coach Surajit Ghosh has been sacked after a video of him allegedly molesting a minor girl surfaced on social media.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Other Sports
Witch-hunt against Parrikar aides, kin on, alleges ASG
Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) Additional Solicitor General of India Atmaram Nadkarni has fired a fresh salvo at Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his coalition government, claiming there is an ongoing witch-hunt against close aides, even relatives of late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Now, borrow pots, spoons from Utensils Bank of Goa
Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) Goans need not buy extra utensils to prepare large quantities of modak, a sweet dumpling served in Hindu households, for friends and family during Ganesh Chaturthi.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Goa Sports Minister must quit for National Games delay: Congress
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday demanded the resignation of Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar for alleged scams in the construction of infrastructure for the 36th National Games and the inability of the government to complete the projects in time for the event, leading to repeated delays.
2019-09-01
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Sports
Goa houseboat catches fire mid-river
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) A houseboat with an onboard floating restaurant 'Barco de Festa' anchored near Morjim beach in North Goa caught fire on Friday and and drifted mid-river, even as fire and emergency department personnel doused the fire after more than two hours, an official said.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP protests as BJP MLA's deadline to shift casinos lapses
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday staged a protest meeting in Panaji, to slam the BJP-led coalition government in Goa for its failure to relocate casinos off Panaji, after a 100-day deadline by a ruling MLA who had promised to shift the casinos, lapsed on August 30.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Man buying casino chips with fake notes held
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh resident was apprehended on Wednesday while trying to buy casino chips with counterfeit notes worth Rs 55,000 in North Goa, police said.
2019-08-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSE donates Rs 5 lakh for flood relief in Goa
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) The Bombay Stock Exchange on Wednesday donated Rs 5 lakh towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood relief works in Goa.
2019-08-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Economy has slowed down everywhere: Goa CM to banks
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the economy had "slowed down everywhere" and urged banks to disburse loans to micro and small industries in a speedy manner to improve the situation.
2019-08-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM to talk to Fadnavis over Tillari dam water release
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Two weeks since villages in Goa were flooded after the floodgates of the Tillari dam in Maharashtra were opened without adequate warning, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said he would write to his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis on the protocol involving release of excess water from the dam.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Take action to curb rising dengue cases: Goa Opposition
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Goa's Opposition on Tuesday urged the state Health ministry to shore up efforts to tackle dengue cases, after some areas showed a spike in cases involving the deadly disease.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Goa CM's bid to become GU pro-chancellor faces opposition
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's proposal to get himself appointed as the Pro-Chancellor of the Goa University (GU) has met with stiff resistance with the Opposition accusing Sawant of trying to politicise the functioning of the state's only university.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Students give Goa B-school lessons in sustainability
Panaji, Aug 25 (IANS) With water crisis having become an annual phenomenon in Goa, the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) plans to install a chain of recharge wells on its 50-acre campus located atop a rocky plateau in Sanquelim village in North Goa.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
'Shah to visit Goa on Thursday, no discussion on mining'
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Home Minster Amit Shah will be in Goa on Thursday to chair the 24th meeting of the Western Zonal Council during which he will discuss various issues but the mining ban plaguing the coastal state is not on his agenda.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Goa seeks e-tourist visa facilities at Dabolim airport
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Goa Tourism on Tuesday urged Union Minister of State for Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel for e-tourist visa processing facilities at the state's only international airport at Dabolim.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
May look beyond France for chopper maintenance unit: Naik
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) If France is not willing to collaborate with a proposed project for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of helicopters in Goa, the Defence Ministry is willing to look for other partners, Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said on Tuesday.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
FC Goa appoint Ravi Puskur as director of football
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) FC Goa on Tuesday appointed Ravi Puskur as their director of football (DoF), the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise said in a statement.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
BJP's success ordained by God, not man: Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP's success is ordained by God and is not man-made, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nehru's 'wrong' policies delayed Goa's liberation: Chouhan
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister late Jawaharlal Nehru's "wrong" policies not only led to prolonging of the vexed Jammu and Kashmir problem, but also delayed the liberation of Goa from Portuguese yoke, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Article 370: Confused Congress disintegrating, says Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) A confused Congress is disintegrating in face of the NDA government's brave decision to abrogate Article 370, BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa vet team to treat flood-affected cattle in Kolhapur
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) The Goa Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services department on Saturday, deputed nine officials including four veterinarians, to Maharashtra's flood-affected Kolhapur district for treatment of cattle.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa capital braces for 48 hours without water
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Residents of Goa's capital and other outlying areas are bracing for more than 48 hours of water scarcity after a landslide washed away two key pipelines which supply water from the Opa reservoir in Ponda sub district to North Goa, including Panaji.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Goa body seeks Shah's help to resume mining activity
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The Goa Mining Peoples Front (GMPF) -- a non-profit organisation representing the cause of lakhs of mining workers in the state -- has sought Home Minister Amit Shah's help for resumption of mining activities.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National
Complete integration of J&K best tribute to Vajpayee: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The 'complete integration' of Jammu and Kashmir into India is a fitting tribute for former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Modi fulfilled Upadhyay, Patel, Vajpayee's dream: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) Efforts made by Deendayal Upadhyay, Vallabhbhai Patel, Atal Behari Vajyapee to fulfil the "Ek vidhan, Ek nishan, Ek pradhan" -- one country, one constitution, one flag, one head -- slogan have now come to fruition during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reign, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM expresses gratitude to flood rescue workers
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday expressed his heart-felt gratitude to the thousands of people who were part of rescue and relief operations in Goa, which faced floods due to heavy rains over the last one month.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Stray dogs force Air India to abort landing in Goa
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) A major tragedy was averted at Goa's Dabolim International Airport early on Tuesday after an Air India passenger aircraft flying in from Mumbai was forced to abort landing at the last minute because of stray dogs trespassing into the runway, a statement issued by the Indian Navy said.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Congress for CBI probe into Goa beach cleaning
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Congress in Goa has demanded a CBI probe into an alleged multi-crore beach cleaning scam, accusing the state tourism ministry and a private contractor of violating general financial rules while awarding of the contract in 2017.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sawant to attract Russian investment in Goa
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will on Sunday leave for a two-day visit to Russia where he will seek to attract potential investors in the state's fishing, agriculture, mining and tourism sectors.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
North Goa suffered Rs 10 cr loss due to heavy rains: MoS
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) The North Goa district has suffered losses to the tune of Rs 10 crore due to heavy rains and flooding as per preliminary estimates, Union Minister of State for Defence and North Goa MP Shripad Naik said on Saturday.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Konkan Railway partially suspends services amid heavy rains
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) The Konkan Railway Corporation has suspended the services of one train besides partially cancelling two others along its route on Saturday due to heavy rains in Kerala.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa Secretariat to feature ex-CMs' portraits
Panaji, Aug 9 (IANS) Inspired by the Hall of Fame in corridors of power in Queensland, Australia, the state Secretariat in Goa will soon feature portraits of Goa's past Chief Ministers, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2019-08-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
People in MP district struggle to get Aadhaar cards
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 8 (IANS) People in Madhya Pradesh's Betul have to travel miles to get their Aadhaar cards made as there are very few facilitation centres which issue them. The nine head post offices in the district practically caters to Betul's total population of 15 lakh people.
2019-08-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Goa Congress MLAs stage walkout protesting J&K developments
Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) The ruling BJP and opposition Congress party MLAs on Tuesday verbally clashed during discussions over a motion in the Goa assembly to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the decision to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories (UTs) -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh -- and cancel the Constitution's Article 370.
2019-08-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa taxi strike enters fourth day
Panaji, Aug 5 (IANS) An ongoing strike by the All Goa Taxi Operators Union entered the fourth day on Monday.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics