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19 Nov 2017

Security & traffic arrangements in place for 48th IFFI

Security and traffic are an important aspect of any international festival. And IFFI 2017 is no exception. Especially as there are more than 300 Hollywood and Bollywood stars including union ministers set to grace the 48th edition of the film festival.

19 Nov 2017

Chaos, confusion mar Davorlim gram sabha

Chaos and confusion marked the gram sabha at Davorlim on Sunday. The gram sabha was adjourned for a short while till order could be restored.

18 Nov 2017

Digambar fears arrest in mining case, court refuses interim bail, house raided

Former chief minister Digambar Kamat fears arrest once again.

18 Nov 2017

New bus stand site in Mapusa has become a waste dumping spot

The new bus stand in Mapusa has raised more questions than it has solved.

17 Nov 2017

Session Court dismisses Aires’ plea for FIR against Vijai, Aires to approach HC

Sessions Court on Friday dismissed the plea of activist Aires Rodrigues on alleged corruption case against Town & Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai. Aires will now approach the High Court next week.

17 Nov 2017

Cyclists demand separate cycling laneson highways

A group of amateur cyclists from Salcete under the banner of Xaxti Riders have demanded separate Cycle lanes all along the highway and internal roads of Madgao. They say a separate lanelane is must for ensuring safety of the cyclists.

17 Nov 2017

Goa to now have heart treatment machines at taluka level

There is a good news for the people living in rural areas. The health department will install modern machinery and equipment for the heart patients as well as doctors for the people suffering with psychological ailments.

17 Nov 2017

FC Goa travels to Chennai for 1st away match on Sunday

Fc Goa off to Chennai to taken on Chennaiyan City FC on Sunday. The team gaurs will play their first two matches way.

16 Nov 2017

King Khan to inaugurate the 48th IFFI, IFFI Next Gen will felicitate Shraddha

The Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan will be the Chief Guest of the inaugural ceremony of 48th International Film Festival of India.

16 Nov 2017

‘Zuzari’ on Mohan Ranade to be screened at IFFI

Goa’s liberation struggle had many heroes.

15 Nov 2017

No river nationalization, rivers of ‘national importance’: CM

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said that there is nothing called nationalization of rivers planned or envisaged.

15 Nov 2017

Murmogao Port Trust planning on auctioning off bankrupt ship yard

Western India Shipyard Limited is in ruins. Part of the dry dock has sunk. Workers have not got their salaries for many months.

14 Nov 2017

Goa first state to launch unique blood testing machines

No more waiting for blood reports of critical cases at Goa Medical College and Hospital from now on.

14 Nov 2017

Women & Child Development to go for a revamp: Rane

The complaints regarding ill-treatment and mismanagement at protective homes in the state are increasing day by day.

13 Nov 2017

MPT threatens case against those blocking coal sweeping machine

A meeting at Deputy Collector’s office on Monday, saw Mormugao Port Trust deciding to file a case against those people who had stopped the coal sweeping machine recently.

13 Nov 2017

Another seizure of Ganja at Verna

Verna Police arrested a 22 year old Namit kumar Gope with 565 grams of ganja on Monday morning.

12 Nov 2017

Uday Mhambro starts new tradition of releasing E-Book with hard copy at the release of ‘Manshachya Sodaant’

'Manshachya Sodaant', a Konkani poetry collection of Uday Mhambro has set a new tradition of releasing a E-Book along with a hard copy.

12 Nov 2017

Swachch Bharat will be successful only if authorities and people join hands: Dhavalikar

The Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan will be successful only if the people and authorities join hands. Panchayats should come forward and take various projects related to sanitation within the jurisdiction of their village to keep the surroundings clean.

12 Nov 2017

Dona Paula – Vasco ferry to start in Jan

Dona Paula to Vasco ferry passenger service may start in January 2018 if all goes well. The ferry will take just 20 minutes.

11 Nov 2017

Woman has miraculous escape after bus lands on her car

A woman in a car had a miraculous escape on Saturday at Vadden in Vasco after a bus fell on her car.

11 Nov 2017

Coast Guards carry out a daredevil rescue operation

The Goa Unit of Indian Cost Guards carried out a rescue operation on Saturday immediately after getting information about a mid-ocean medical emergency.

11 Nov 2017

Fc Goa to take on Chennai City Fc in last preseason friendly

The Fc Goa gaurs will play their last pre season friendly on Sunday.

10 Nov 2017

Goa may have its own App-based taxi service but…

Goa may soon have app based taxi services. No. Not Ola or Uber. It will be Goa’s very own platform. Owned, managed and handled by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation.

09 Nov 2017

Goa dairy milk safe; quality the best

Goa Dairy milk is safe and of the highest quality. And the figures prove it. This is what the management of Goa dairy wanted to put across on Thursday in a bid to put to rest all the talk about the quality of milk supplied by the cooperative.

09 Nov 2017

NGO welcomes Gadkari comment of shifting coal hub to Maharashtra

Goa against Coal has welcomed Nitin Gadkari’s statement to shift Coal hub plans from Goa to Vijaydurg and Karwar.

09 Nov 2017

AITUC submits memo to CM opposing against anti worker & anti people policy

The All India Trade Union Congress members held a protest in the Capital city on Thursday morning. They were protesting the anti worker and anti people policies of the Central and state Governments.

08 Nov 2017

Para teachers hold dharna over regularization

All Goa Para Teachers Association is protesting against the government for not regularizing them even after 12 years.

07 Nov 2017

Mahila Congress protests against LPG hike

The Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress held a dharna to protest the hike in price of LPG cylinders.

06 Nov 2017

Mapusa association, KLES hospital organise medical camp

Anchor A free arthritis, knee and hip joint check-up was organized by Active Mapusa Citizens Association in collaboration with KLE Hospital at Mapusa Residency on Saturday.

03 Nov 2017

KTC Monthly bus pass scheme to close by Nov end

From December 1 all the commuters travelling by Kadamba will have to pay full fare. This is because the validity of the popular monthly pass for its services will end in November.

03 Nov 2017

Goans to have opportunity to listen to Nobel laureates

Goans will have a great opportunity to listen to Nobel Award laureates. Government of Goa has signed Trilateral Memorandum of Understanding with Nobel Media and Department of Biotechnology of India to host the second edition of Nobel Prize Series.

02 Nov 2017

Govind encourages farmers to cultivate fallow land in Bhetki-Khandola

Yes, it’s true that large number of Goan have stopped farming. But things are also changing very fast.

31 Oct 2017

HC to hear Merces panchayat only after it clears garbage from highway

The High Court on Tuesday directed the Merces panchayat to first clear the garbage along the Panaji - Old Goa bypass.

31 Oct 2017

Run for Unity held all over the state

A run for Unity programme was organized at different places in the state to mark Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s birthday.

29 Oct 2017

Fire personnel rescue two cows

Margao fire personnel rescued two cows on Saturday.

29 Oct 2017

Train engine catches fire at Cansaulim

Passengers of Howrah bound Amravati Express train almost skipped a beat when they witnessed a traumatic situation as the engine of the train caught fire on the move at Cansaulim on Sunday morning.

28 Oct 2017

Student wings say GU VC behaving as ‘spokesperson’ of Govt

Students’ wings which were demanding open elections for the Goa University Students Council have condemned the statement of Vice-chancellor of Goa University.

28 Oct 2017

Shashikala Taai was a visionary, her demise a big personal loss: CM

Goa’s first lady Chief Minister Shashikalataai Kakodkar was a visionary leader.

27 Oct 2017

Govt withdraws permission to PFI meet for ISI link

The permissions for the mega conference of the Popular Front of India were revoked on Friday by the Police, Madgao Muncipal Council and the South Goa district administration.

27 Oct 2017

Stall selling copper vessels shut at Margao exhibition

GoaCANasked avendor to close his stall at Consumer Shoppee exhibition in Margao on Thursday.

27 Oct 2017

Colva taxis to be driven only by owners after 7 pm

Taxi owners in South Goa have taken a major initiative. Colva Tourist Taxi Assocaition has decided that no taxi driver would drive a taxi after 7 o’clock in the evening.

27 Oct 2017

GIPARD organizes training programme for newly elected panchas

The induction programme for newly elected Panchayat representatives from South Goa was organized by the Goa Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development on Friday.

26 Oct 2017

Goa Pro League: Dempo beats Salgaonkar 2-0

Dempo Sports club defeated Salgaonkar FC by 2-0 in the Goa Pro League match. The match was played at Duler Stadium in Mapusa on Thursday evening.

26 Oct 2017

BSNL promises better services from March 2018

Officials of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited convened a meeting with elected representatives from Savordem, Sanguem, Quepem and Curchorem to listen to their grievances over the telephone facilities.

26 Oct 2017

Balrath union demands regularization of their services

United Balrath Employees Union has demanded that the services of the drivers and the attendants be regularized.

26 Oct 2017

Income Tax department On Wednesday raided a fish dealer in South Goa.

Income Tax department On Wednesday raided a fish dealer in South Goa. IT sleuths raided the Factory and office of the dealer and cash of about 15 lakhs were seized.

26 Oct 2017

GST, demonetization led to job losses: trade union body

The All India Trade and Workers Union meeting on Wednesday criticized the introduction of GST, demonitisation and how it had led to termination of jobs and small businesses

24 Oct 2017

Street Volunteers helping destitute to face life independently

A NGO has come forward to help the people living on the streets. They not only provide them basic amenities and shelter, but also make them independently live their life.

22 Oct 2017

Popular front launches campaign against moves to stifle organization

Popular front of India, Goa will organize Grand conference on the 29th of October at Lohia Maidan in Madgao. This conference will be highlighting the theme.

22 Oct 2017

Kunkalli Municipal authorities visit market on Sunday for special anti garbage drive

The Kunkalli Municipal Council has decided to take serious steps regarding the menace of garbage in the market.

21 Oct 2017

Goa government has failed to notify new Disabilities Act

Although 10 months have passed since the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 was enacted, the Goa government is yet to notify the Act.

20 Oct 2017

Cuncolim Municipality to have a new garbage contractor

Cuncolim Municipal Council faces garbage collection and disposal problem.

19 Oct 2017

Police take prompt action at oil spill site in Cuncoli

Oil from a tanker spilled on the road at Cuncoli on Wednesday.

19 Oct 2017

Sale of liquor within 220 Mtrs from Highway at Naveli, panchayat conducts inspection

The Navelim Village Panchayat carried out an inspection after the villagers had complained to the Panchayat regarding the illegal sale of liquor at a Bar and Restaurant in Naveli within the 220 meters distance from the highway.

19 Oct 2017

Surprise checks on gas agencies held

Following a recent expose on the pilferage of gas from cylinders in south Goa, officials of Vasco legal metrology along with the officials of Vasco Civil Supplies and Mamledar conducted surprise check at few Gas agency.

17 Oct 2017

Kadamba cancels bus trips to Maharashtra to avoid possible violence

The Kadamba Transport Corporation put on hold bus trips on 14 routes lest the buses may be damaged because of the staff of Maharashtra Road Transport Corporation went on strike.

17 Oct 2017

Canacona flood victims to get relief even for infrastructure loss

Government has decided to give one time relief to the flood-affected farmers, including for the infrastructure loss, besides the crop loss.

17 Oct 2017

CCP to help joint family couples obtain individual utility connections

The CCP has decided to explore ways and means to help individual couples in a joint family to have separate gas , water and electricity connections.This decision follows a request from a corporator.

16 Oct 2017

Coast guard holds training programme for Coastal police

A special training session for the police personnel deployed at the Coastal Police Station was conducted on Monday by the Coast Guard.

14 Oct 2017

Fisheries Dept to crack down on illegal fishing: Palyekar

The Fisheries Department is in process of amending certain rules for banning illegal fishing in the Goan waters.

13 Oct 2017

Govt most welcome to conduct inquiry into Goa Dairy: Sahakari

Chairman of the Goa Dairy Madhav Sahakari has said that the Government is most welcome to conduct inquiry in case of any alleged irregularities or illegalities in the Goa Dairy.

13 Oct 2017

IMA Bicholim hosts XXIX Gimacon 2017 conference

Indian Medical Association Bicholim unit is hosting XXIX Gimacon 2017 a two day conference for hands-on training and live demonstration for participant doctors at Taleigao Community Hall on 14trh and 15th of October.

12 Oct 2017

Keri Ponda adopted under ‘Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’

The naturally beautiful village of Keri in Ponda is now adopted under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana after Ibrampur in North Goa.

12 Oct 2017

‘Maad’ in Ponda market poses threat to vendors

Recently there was death of a woman after a coconut tree collapsed on her. Looks like something similar is on cards for fish vendors in Ponda market.

11 Oct 2017

Three -day conference on maritime security

Forum for Integrated National Security is organizing a three-day conference on maritime security titled “Sagar Discourse 2017”. About 21 countries are set to participate.

11 Oct 2017

Traffic congestion at Navelim junction inconveniencing locals

Traffic congestion near the Navelim Church is bothering Navelim locals as well as other commuters

08 Oct 2017

Locals of Kudchire demand speed breakers on village junction

The internal roads in the rural village of Kudchirem in Bicholim are in bad shape.

08 Oct 2017

NSUI appeals to BJP students’ cell for joining them to demand open elections at GU

The National Students Union of India has appealed to the students’ cell of the Bharatiya Janata party to join their movement for demanding the open elections for students’ council of Goa University.

07 Oct 2017

Clash between Harmal locals and NCB sleuths

A raid on Om Star shack almost turned sour after locals attacked a NCB raiding party forcing them to open fire in the air.

07 Oct 2017

I was falsely implicated in Nadia case, many active politicians involved in her death: Mikky

Former Tourism Minister Mikkey Pacheco has alleged that several politicians were involved in the death of Nadia Torrado & they are still active in politics.

07 Oct 2017

Govt to conduct structural stability test of KTC Bus Stand Panaji

Kadamba Transport Corporation Chairman Carlos Almeida has raised several concerns regarding the current state of the KTC Bus stand building at Panjim bus stand.

06 Oct 2017

Rs 100 Cr worth Bicholim development to start in Dec

Here is good news for Bicholim constituency. Government has allotted around 100 crore rupees for development in the constituency and the work will start in December.

06 Oct 2017

Charters to arrive on Sat-Sun, Navy won’t close the airstrip

Charter flights will arrive also on Saturdays and Sundays. Goa government has managed to successfully convince Indian Navy to withdraw their notification to close the airstrip for on weekends for maintenance.

05 Oct 2017

Green Goans irked over Mah Govt allocating funds for Virdi dam

Maharashtra state cabinet approving the allocation of 146 crore rupees for construction of canals for the Virdi dam project has caused a lot of heartburn in the Goa.

05 Oct 2017

Lucky 7 refloated, to start business in Mandovi after repairs

Thank God for small mercies. Even though it was ultimately that MPT tugs had to pull the Lucky 7 into the Mandovi channel, the unlucky vessel is out at last.

03 Oct 2017

MMC to develop Children’s park into mini water park

Murgao Municipal Council is contemplating on converting the Municipal Park into a water theme park.

02 Oct 2017

Gandhi Jayanti marks Swatcha Bharat Abhiyan all over Goa

Swatcha Bharat Abhiyan was observed all over the state on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

02 Oct 2017

Panchayats elect Biodiversity teams

Special gram sabhas were held all over the state on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Biodiversity committees were formed in every panchayat on this occasion.

02 Oct 2017

Goa pays homage to Mahatma & Shastri

The state observed the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri on Monday.

01 Oct 2017

CM assures WISL workers to take up their issue with right authority

The workers of the Western India Shipyard have finally seen a ray of hope regarding a solution to their long pending issue.

01 Oct 2017

Govt gives stress on Swachch Bharat, inaugurates two Sewage Treatment Plants

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has appealed to the people of Vasco to adhere to Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan by giving importance to maintaining cleanliness.

30 Sep 2017

Our sports bodies better at fighting among themselves : CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that as far as sports in Goa is concerned it is definitely on the rise.

30 Sep 2017

KTC celebrates 37th anniversary, 7th pay for Kadamba employees by Oct-end: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar gave a Dassro gift to the state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation employees by announcing the implementation of 7th pay commission recommendation by end of October.

29 Sep 2017

7 illegal shops removed by Sancoale Panchayat

Sancoale panchayat has removed the seven illegal shops and handcarts from Zuarinagar in Vasco.

29 Sep 2017

Kill the lizards and we’ll have more crocodiles: Amrut Singh

President of Animal Rescue Squad Amrut Singh has brought to the notice how food chain in nature is affecting the society.

29 Sep 2017

Murgao council gives chicken sellers 1 month to clean up act

Murgao Muncipal Council has given a one month deadline to meat shops ensure that they maintain sanitary conditions, and get sewerage as well as water connections.

28 Sep 2017

Bus conductors beat each other over passengers

A bus driver and a conductor were arrested by Vasco police for fighting over passengers on Wednesday.

28 Sep 2017

Mapusa court frames rape charge against Tejpal, but he may approach SC

Tehelka’s former editor in chief Tarun Tejpal has finally been charged by the court for raping his junior colleague four years ago in Goa.

28 Sep 2017

FDA closes down 9 vendors in Raia

Food and Drugs Administration raided 9 food vendors operating food stalls in Raia on Thursday morning without food safety licenses.

26 Sep 2017

NSUI moots forum for open elections of students councils

National Students Union of India Goa unit is launching a forum titled United for Open Elections . The NSUI has alleged that the present system of electing students council is undemocratic.

25 Sep 2017

Violence in schools continues, 2 more assaults in Vasco & Madgao

ncidents of violence in the educational institutes are rising day by day. After two such incidents in Ponda and Madgao last week, this week started with two incidents on one day – in Vasco and and Madgao.

25 Sep 2017

Electricity Dept to complete incomplete work of Madgao MRT Bhavan

Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar said that the electricity department will soon start the incomplete works of MRT Bhavan.

23 Sep 2017

Mauvin pitches for revenue for Panchayat through industrial units in Murgao Ind Estate

The Chikhali panchayat will now carry out fresh assessment of the industrial units in the Murgao Industrial Estate.

23 Sep 2017

Baina clock tower inaugurated

Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida has said Baina will be a role model for development of Mormugao taluka as various projects will be started in Baina soon.

23 Sep 2017

Portuguese consul general opens Lusophonia Film Festival

Consul General of Portugal Dr Francisco Duarte Azavedo said that we need to look forward to future and le bygone be bygones.

22 Sep 2017

After Ponda, now Madgao students beat up a peer, threaten a lady

After higher secondary school student stabbed his senior in Ponda on Thursday, Madgao witnessed a fight between high school students on Friday in the school bus.

22 Sep 2017

Why students becoming violent? Teachers, students speak out

The incident of minor student stabbing his senior in Ponda higher secondary school has raised two vital questions.

22 Sep 2017

BP of diabetics can damage heart, brain, kidneys: Study

Beware: Night time blood pressure fluctuations in type 2 diabetic patients can have long term harmful effects on brain, heart and kidneys. In fact, this can potentially damage your organs irreparably.

22 Sep 2017

Lucky 7 moving at snail’s pace

Attempts to remove the Lucky 7 vessel which is grounded for more than two months proceeded at a slow pace on Friday morning.

22 Sep 2017

Road level to be maintained by peeling, scratching, promises TCP minister

Town and country planning Minister Vijai Sardessai said that the peeling and scratching of city roads in Madgao and nearby areas will be started soon.

21 Sep 2017

SIT raids illegal ore trader Imran Khan’s office, residence

The Special Investigation Team of Goa police on Thursday raided residence and office of iron ore trader Imran Khan.

21 Sep 2017

BIS awareness program for consumers

Bureau of Indian Standards called on locals to complain about any misuse of BIS certification marks by manufacturers and assured action.

20 Sep 2017

NGO takes initiative for preventing road accidents due to Stray cattle

The menace of stray cattle is on rise in Goa. Not just in villages but even on the National Highways in the state.

20 Sep 2017

Wagh’s ‘Sudir Sukta’ to be recited in Ponda on Sunday

Sudir Sukta, the poetry collection by Vishnu Wagh, continues creating controversy in literary as well as social circles.

20 Sep 2017

It’s not official, but decided! Gujarat group is holding EDM in Vagator!!

The same story is repeating on the issue of Electronic Music Dance Festival. The government is yet to decide on holding EDMs this year. And a new group is entering Goa.

20 Sep 2017

No chances of Cyclone in monsoon: Goa MET Dept

Goa MET department has denied possibilities of any cyclones hitting Goa during these days. The department said Goa will still continue to receive moderate rainfall in coming few days due to monsoons.

20 Sep 2017

Executive members of municipal union boycott Margao civic body meeting

The executive members of the All Goa Municipal employees union along with the general secretary boycotted the meeting convened by Margao Municipal Council.

19 Sep 2017

Salaulim attracts tourists, but Govt neglects accommodation facilities

The Salaulim dam not only supplies water to the whole of South Goa. It also attracts tourists from all over India and even abroad.

19 Sep 2017

Alcoholic Anonymos group to complete 42 years

Alcoholic Anonymous, a group for rehabilitation and recovery of Alcoholics will be completing 42 years of its existence in Goa on 24th of September.

18 Sep 2017

Red alert withdrawn, Warning for seafarers & fishermen still remains

The MET department has withdrawn the red alert of extremely heavy rainfall on Monday.

18 Sep 2017

Stop Mopa work till court cases are over: Goans for Dabolim

Anchor: Goans for Dabolim on Monday demanded that the government stop the work on the Mopa airport as well as the approach road till all the cases that are in court are decided.

17 Sep 2017

No Masjid at Sonsodo, MOU for Kabrastan will be scrapped: Vijai

Town & Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai has assured the people of Raia, Manora, Borda and Gogol that the Margao Municipality will scrap the MoU signed for Kabrastan and no Masjid will be allowed at Sonsodo.

17 Sep 2017

Makeup artist Cory Walia conducts make-up work workshop for Navhind Times

Anchor The Navhind Times’ Zest magazine organized a make up workshop titled a Glamorous you with celebrity Makeup artist Cory Wallia at Dempo House on Sunday.

16 Sep 2017

FIR against opposition leader: Cong cries foul, BJP says following procedure

The Anti-Corruption Branch filed a FIR against Leader of Opposition Babu Kavlekar for disproportionate assets of 4 crores.

16 Sep 2017

Luizinho inspects Naveli highway, tries to expedite widening work

Naveli MLA Luizinho Faleiro inspected the stretch of National Highway 17 in Navelli.

16 Sep 2017

ESI hospital to be commissioned by October end

The 100 bedded ESI hospital will be commissioned by the end of October this year.

15 Sep 2017

Gokulam beats Salgaocar to enter AWES Cup final

Gokulam FC struck late once again to defeat Salgaocar FC 1-0 and enter the final of the 1st AWES Cup.

15 Sep 2017

Murgao bar owners jubilant as over 300 licenses renewed

Murgao liquor trade association has expressed happiness over the renewal of 312 bar licences in the Mormugao Taluka.

15 Sep 2017

Siolkar support MLA Palayekar to fight drug trade

Sioili Block of Goa Forward Party has extended their support to their MLA and Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar.

15 Sep 2017

Goa Forward takes Cipla to task for ignoring Goan youth

Goa Forward Party has asked the Chief Minister to intervene with a pharmaceutical company to employ Goan youth. The company has recently advertised in Karnataka for jobs in their Goa-based unit.

14 Sep 2017

Carlos pitches for CCTV cameras, guards for govt schools

Vasco constituency will organise a rally on the 2nd of October to create awareness of Swachch Bharat initiative to keep the twin constituencies clean.

14 Sep 2017

Baina hutments set for demolition

A review meeting was held for the demolition of hutments in Baina on Thursday.

14 Sep 2017

Keep pace with technology or be left out: Khaunte

Information Technology Minister Rohan Khaunte has said that technology will not wait for anybody.

12 Sep 2017

Street gadas in Sankhali to be relocated by SMC

The Sankhali municipality has decided to relocate about 52 street gadas scattered across the municipal area.

12 Sep 2017

New Vaddem, Vaddem residents want shortcut road conditions improved

New Vaddem and Vaddem pedestrians using a shortcut have raised serious concern over the dilapidated condition of the road.

12 Sep 2017

Taxi owners submits memorandum

Morjim Taxi owners have submitted a memorandum to Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte that they don’t want the implementation of speed governance. They have requested to withdraw this decision.

12 Sep 2017

PWD offcials assures to start soling work at slippery road stretch in Cuncolim

The PWD officials inspected the slippery and dangerous stretch of National Highway 17 in Cuncolim on Tuesday.

11 Sep 2017

ITIs to get upgraded, students to get better facilities

Industrial Training Institutes in Goa will be upgraded within a year under the Central Government schemes and sponsors from corporate bodies.

11 Sep 2017

Ayush doctors to be posted at all PHCs: Shripad

Ayush Budget is going to be doubled, and PHCs will get doctors trained in Homeopathy Union Ayush Minister Shripad Naik said on Sunday.

09 Sep 2017

Coconut prices shoot up, production declines

The prices of coconuts have skyrocketed in the market.

08 Sep 2017

FDA seizes tobacco worth 30 lakh rupees

Officials of the Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration seized tobacco worth 30 lakh rupees.

08 Sep 2017

Free Dental camp at Naveli

A free Dental Camp was organized for students and locals of Navelim.

07 Sep 2017

Work to berth Lucky 7 to Mandovi begins

If all goes well the Lucky 7 vessel will be out of Goan waters within 2 weeks.

07 Sep 2017

Rallies held in Madgao & Pedne protesting murder of Gauri Lankesh

Margao people protest against killing of Gauri Lankesh, demand justice for her

06 Sep 2017

2-day regional workshop on AIDS

Prevention is always better than cure.Especially when you come to a killer disease like AIDS.A two-day regional workshop on HIV and AIDS will be held at Hotel Delmon in Panaji.

05 Sep 2017

Cumbharjuve-kar upset over TV news misreporting their Sangodd

People of Cumbharjuve are upset over the national TV medai.

05 Sep 2017

New Vaddem ground to look New again

Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho said that the dilapidated ground at New Vaddem will look new in few more month.

04 Sep 2017

Vasco Animal shelter wall collapses

The Murgao Municipal Council inspected the animal shelter home in Shantinagar, Vasco to ascertain the damage caused to residents after their compound wall collapsed.

02 Sep 2017

3 arrested for burglary in Margao, Vasco

Police arrested three persons on Saturday, one is an accused of robbing a mobile phone from the office of Goa women commission in Vasco while the other two have been accused of snatching a mobile phone at Madgao.

02 Sep 2017

2-day homeopathy seminar will be held at Ravindra Bhavan

A two-day homeopathic medical seminar will be organized at Ravindra bhavan on 9th and 10th of this month.

31 Aug 2017

Sec 144 imposed around Meat Complex during Bakri Eid

The South Goa Collector has imposed section 144 around Goa Meat Complex for almost five days to avoid tension during the Bakri Eid. It’s enforced from Thursday midnight.

31 Aug 2017

Hanuman tirth in Ponda will soon be restored

Hanuman tirth, the ancient spring with a small lake at Varkhande Ponda will soon be restored with its old glory.

31 Aug 2017

Bhadel, a sculpture of Honesty, brings glory to cultural Madgao

A statue of Honesty has come up in Madgao city.

30 Aug 2017

Pay parking to be re-introduced in Panaji, new CCP building to be ready in 4 years

Corporation of the City of Panaji intends to introduce pay parking again in the city.

26 Aug 2017

NH17 blocked for 2hrs in Chinchinni

Goa has witnessed heavy showers in the last 24 hours. A huge tree fell on the highway in Chinchinim on Saturday which resulted in it being blocked for nearly two hours.

26 Aug 2017

Senior citizen friendly gas regulator introduced in market

GoaCAN conducted a programme in Siolim to create awareness about the new 5 kilogram gas cylinder and the new gas regulator recently introduced in the market.

21 Aug 2017

Election Dry Days now only for Panaji & Valpoi

The ‘Dry day’ due to by-elections in Valpoi and Panaji will only be applicable in Panaji & Valpoi.

21 Aug 2017

HC intervenes, stays NGT bench tranfer

The High Court has stayed the government’s decision to shift Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal to Delhi.

20 Aug 2017

Mauvin predicts landslide victory for Parrikar with margin of more than 7000 votes

Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho has predicted that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will win the Panaji bye election with a margin of more than 7000 votes.

20 Aug 2017

Former Congman Akbar Mulla joins GF, Vijai claims Akbar innocent in GCA scam

Former Congressman Akbar Mulla joined Goa Forward on Sunday. Party President Minister Vijai Sardesai welcomed Akbar Mulla in the presence of ministers Vinod Palyekar and Jayesh Salgaonkar.

19 Aug 2017

EPFO organizes seminar on schemes for employees

The Employees Provident Fund Organization organised a seminar on housing schemes for employees at Patto office in Panaji on Saturday.

19 Aug 2017

SC monitoring on Mhadei difficult, Karnataka affidavit meaningless : Ramesh Gawas

Goa celebrated a moral victory after the Supreme Court verdict on Mhadei on Thursday.

18 Aug 2017

Unhygenic mithai, farsan destroyed, unit closed down by FDA

Food and Drugs Authority on Friday raided M/S Sundar Sweets, Duler and seized and destroyed more than 2 lakh rupees stock that was unhealthy and dangerous to consume.

18 Aug 2017

Car rams into roadside fish vendors, injures 6

A lady driver lost the balance of her car and rammed it into road side migrant fish vendors at Sancoale near St Jacinto Island road on Friday.

18 Aug 2017

Madgao municipality to dispose condemned vehicles

Seven old corroded vehicles are dumped at Sonsoddo by Margao Municipal Council.

17 Aug 2017

Goa wins a Mhadei battle, Karnataka assures SC not to build canal for diversion

Goa has won a major battle of Mhadei diversion issue. Not before the water dispute tribunal, but in the Supreme Court.

17 Aug 2017

Fisheries Director Sharmila Monteiro issued show cause-notice over RFID issue

The Fisheries Department has come under the scanner after the show cause notice issued to Director Sharmila Monteiro over the issue of Radio Frequency Identification cards or RFID as they are commonly known.

17 Aug 2017

Workshop to create awareness about fire safety, earthquakes, floods organised

Special fire safety demo and workshop was held on Fire safety and natural disaster awareness at Velim Panchayat hall on Thursday.

17 Aug 2017

Green travel: Govt to get 40 more biogas buses

KTC Chairman and Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida said that after successful completion of trial period of three months, the state government will procure 40 green buses.

16 Aug 2017

Poriem Bhumika School plans new Polytech & IT colleges

The Bhumika High school and higher secondary college in Poriem will be completing 25 years of existence on coming Saturday.

16 Aug 2017

HJS demands ban on paper-pulp Ganapati idols in Goa

Hindu Janajagruti has called for a ban on paper pulp Ganesh idols in Goa.

15 Aug 2017

Goan youth hooked to drugs due to unemployment frustration: CM

On the 71st Independence Day Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that Goans were getting hooked on to drugs due to frustrations as a result of unemployment.

15 Aug 2017

‘Navprabha’ completes 47 years, to launch App soon

Goa’s leading daily Navprabha celebrated its 47th anniversary on Tuesday. The oldest Goan Marathi daily has been a witness of an era of Goan history.

14 Aug 2017

Dengue cases on rise, officials initiate stringent measures to curb virus

Rumdamol Davorlim locals demanded a new panchayat ghor, a health centre and balwadi’s.

12 Aug 2017

South Goa Social Welfare office to be upgraded soon

The South Goa People need not come all the way to Panaji now for availing various schemes of the social welfare department.

12 Aug 2017

We have to encourage youngsters to read: writer Amonkar

Educationist and writer Suresh Amonkar says civilization progresses only because knowledge progresses.

12 Aug 2017

Sawaikar wants recycling of resources to be made priority

Save Fuel and recycle natural resources says MP Narendra Sawaikar.

11 Aug 2017

Sancoale panchayat decides to act against illegal scrapyards

The Sancoale sarpanch has decided to initiate action against illegal scrap yards operating within the jurisdiction of the village.

11 Aug 2017

Trawler capsizes in river Zuari; crew rescued

A Panaji-based fishing trawler capsized in river Zuari on Thursday.

11 Aug 2017

EC warns candidates to keep their poll expenses within limit

The Expenditure Observer of the Election Commission has urged people to bring any malpractices by candidates in Panaji and Valpoi bye-polls to her notice.

10 Aug 2017

SC asks Karnataka & Centre if Mhadei diversion canal has Env clearance

The case of Goa on diversion of Mhadei river by Karnataka has received a major boost.

10 Aug 2017

FB mentors 3 apps of a Goan start-up, 1 of ‘Unexplored Goa’

Goan start-up Androcid has developed an android based app ‘Unexplored Goa’, which has potential to serve as one stop shop for all the needs of Goans and travellers.

10 Aug 2017

All school students must have Adhar cards by 20 Sept: Edu Dept

Director of Education Gajanan Bhatt has issued instructions to all schools in the state that all students should compulsorily enrol for Aadhar card by the 20th of September 2017.

10 Aug 2017

Women march in Madgao against porno websites

NGO Goa Women Forum has filed a police complaint to stop websites promoting porn and adult content in the state.

10 Aug 2017

A family in Naveli gets electricity connection after 30 years

A five-member family living in Naveli got its electricity connection 30 years after they moved in in their new house. A newly elected panch came to their rescue.

10 Aug 2017

ESG organises 2 film festivals to mark 70 years of India’s independence

The Entertainment Society of Goa, in association with the Directorate of Film Festivals, is organizing a Patriotic Film Festival on the occasion of India’s 70 years of Independence.

10 Aug 2017

Unregistered entities won't be allowed Fish unloading at Kutbon

The Kutban Jetty fish unloading will be carried out in a queue system just like it has been done all this while.

09 Aug 2017

Margao market vendors want Pimpalkatta vendors to do business only on Mondays

Margao market vendors have asked  Pimpalkatta vendors to do business only on Mondays.

09 Aug 2017

Raid on illegal quarries in Dharbandora flops; machines, workers disappear

It was a flop raid on the illegally operated stone quarries in the forests of Dharbandora.

09 Aug 2017

Mapusa merchants oppose locating vendors in front of their shops

Merchants in Mapusa market have opposed the Municipality's move3 to accommodate more and more non-Goan vendors in front of their shops.

09 Aug 2017

Mulgao needs a new bridge; old in bad shape

The 30-year-old bridge at Manoswadoin Mulgaois in bad shape.

09 Aug 2017

Niz Goenkar to approach court if river nationalization not denotified

Niz Goenkar has threatened to approach a court of law if the state government does not denotify the Nationalisation of Rivers Act passed by the central government.

08 Aug 2017

Margao Ravindra Bhavan Chairman cries over huge pending bills

Chairman of Margao’s Ravindra Bhavan Prashant Naik has said he is paying the pending bills left by the previous committee.

08 Aug 2017

Valpoikar oppose by-poll on the eve of Chovoth

Valpoi residents and Ganesh Bhakt committee members from Valpoi have submitted a memorandum to postpone the By-polls after Chovoth.

07 Aug 2017

Goa lost Rs 333 Cr on mining revenue: CAG

Goa has lost revenue of almost 333 crore of rupees on mining when mining was at its peak in Goa.

07 Aug 2017

By-poll preparation on track says North Goa collector

The by-polls are around the corner.

06 Aug 2017

Com. Thalmann Pereira no more

The world celebrated friendship day on Sunday, however in Goa the society lost a friend of all the downtrodden.

05 Aug 2017

Less rainfall delays the filling of Anjunem dam reservoir

Lesser amount of rains compared to last year has resulted in the delay in filling up of the Anjune dam reservoir in Keri Sattari.

04 Aug 2017

MGP urges Mapusa municipality to get its act together for Chovoth

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party’s Mapusa block wants the municipality to fill up the potholes and clear the garbage in the town before Ganesh Chathurti

03 Aug 2017

Desterro parishioners in Vasco object to new demarcation of church property

The Parishioners of Our Lady of Desterro in Vasco on Thursday raised their objections to the MPT’s attempt to seek demarcation of boundary line between MPT and Church property.

02 Aug 2017

Hardware shop gutted in fire in Bicholim

A hardware shop was gutted in fire on Wednesday afternoon at Bicholim. The shop owner has suffered a loss of two lakh rupees. Luckily, no casualties were reported.

02 Aug 2017

Goa Cancer Centre soon, Centre funds Rs 45 Cr

The centre has already allotted about 45 crore rupees for a Regional Cancer Centre and a comprehensive proposal is almost finalized.

01 Aug 2017

Assembly pays tributes to Monica Dias

Goa Assembly as well politicians across party lines from Madgao paid rich tributes to Monica Dias, who suddenly died on Monday after brief illness.

30 Jul 2017

AAP organizes a Shetkari Nyay Sammellan

Aam Aadmi Party had organized a Shetkari Nyay Sammellan at Gomantak Maratha Samaj in Porvorim on Saturday to support farmers in the state.

30 Jul 2017

Ground handling staff at Dabolim airport hold protest

A flash protest by ground staff of a cargo handling company at the Dabolim airport threatened to disrupt flights. But the situation was brought under control by police on Sunday.

29 Jul 2017

Traffic in Mashel to be streamlined during chovoth

The issue of increasing traffic in Mashel is a headache to locals as well as commuters from the neighbouring areas.

29 Jul 2017

Congressmen offer to repair Mapusa roads

The roads in Mapusa town are in a total mess.

29 Jul 2017

Agricultural centre to come up on idle govt land

A nearly 2 lakh sq mts agricultural land acquired by the government way back at Durga Chinchinim in 1965 is lying idle, which is a criminal waste of resources.

29 Jul 2017

Navelcars demands immediate repairs of the dilapidated subway

Navelim villagers demanded that the subway at the Navelim centre be immediately repaired and put to use.

29 Jul 2017

Quelossim Panchayat struggling

The newly elected panchas from newly formed Quelossim Panchayat have been facing embarrassment.

29 Jul 2017

Truck Association wants either speed governors or GPS for mining trucks

Newly formed truck owners association involved with ferrying ore for Goan mines have demanded that the government keep either GPS navigation or speed governors for mining trucks but not both.

28 Jul 2017

Dialgon Telaulim villagers threaten ‘rasta roko’ for underpass

Locals from Dialgon Telaulim in Salcette have threatened to agitate and do a rasta roko if the authorities do not make provision of an underpass on the Western Bypass.

27 Jul 2017

Trawler owners cross swords with Ramponkar, support fishing jetty

Goa Fishing Boat Owners Association of Vasco on Thursday asserted that they will not allow anyone to stall the fishing jetty project as part of Vasco bay development plan.

27 Jul 2017

New ALS ambulance service in Fatorda

New advanced life-saving ambulance service will be launched in Madgao and other nearby areas from Thursday.

27 Jul 2017

Farmers of Karapur stop cultivating their fields

Around 100 farmers from Karapur in Bicholi have stopped cultivating their field as the land is covered with mangroves.

27 Jul 2017

Navelim road completely damaged, requires immediate repairs

The stretch of National Highway 17 in Naveli needs immediate attention.

26 Jul 2017

WRD warns people to be cautious while visiting the overflowing Selaulim Dam

The reservoir of the Selaulim Dam in Sanguem has completely filled and the dam has started overflowing from the spillway from Tuesday.

26 Jul 2017

Two ferries not enough, say Madkai locals; demand one more

There are only two ferries on the Madkai-Cortalim crossing.

26 Jul 2017

SWR trying to help MPT and railway networking by converting single track to double

Mormugao Port Trust Chairman I Jeyakumar said that the doubling of railway tracks from Vasco to Hospet will benefit Goans more than MPT.

26 Jul 2017

Mauvin proposes new overbridge at New Vaddem

The old overbridge at New Vaddem is too narrow for heavy vehicles.

26 Jul 2017

Francis says Madkai desecration not ‘his’ act; Political angle not ruled out: CM

Francis Pereira has said that act of desecration in Our lady of Fatima Cemetery in Karanjale, Madkai is not his act.

26 Jul 2017

Guddem-Siolim locals want an old building demolished and built afresh

A government building at Guddem in Siolim that formerly housed a primary school is in a dilapidated condition.

25 Jul 2017

AITUC supports farmers’ agitations and their demands

The All India Trade Union Congress members and Goa state Council of the communist Party of India held a rally in Panaji in support of farmers’ grievances.

25 Jul 2017

SGPDA Market complex to be rebuilt in Usgao

The South Goa Planning and Development Authority has finally decided to demolish the old dilapidated structure of Market premises at Usgao Ponda.

25 Jul 2017

MMC In plans To Use Defence Property In Vasco

The Mormugao Municipal Council will seek assistance from Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to defreeze land behind Vasco police station.

25 Jul 2017

10 108 ambulances launched; cardiac-care ambulances by October; health minister warns 108 employees not to be lax

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane has warned employees of 108 ambulance service.

24 Jul 2017

Adpai Rassai ferry damaged, wharf in dark

Commuters from the Adpai Rassai ferry are suffering due to the damaged old ferry boat.

24 Jul 2017

Min Rohan inspects Colvale communidade ‘illegal construction’ site, assures strict action

Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte has assured strict action against the violators in Colvale Communidade illegal plot development and construction issue.

24 Jul 2017

Govt to abolish Contractual recruitment system, new policy in 4 months

Goa Government is in process of doing away with contractual recruitment system. Goa government is drafting a new policy for regularizing the temporary workers across the departments currently working in the Government service.

23 Jul 2017

Curca gram sabha opposes housing project near heritage church

The gram sabha of Curca, Bambolim Telaulim village panchayat unanimously resolved to challenge the permission granted for a housing project below the ancient heritage church in the village.

22 Jul 2017

Ponda Municipality decides to auction shop

Ponda Municipal Council wants to make its market complex functional before Ganesh Chaturthi.

22 Jul 2017

Traffic violators fined in Madgao, RTO on toes issuing challans

Traffic violators have been issued challans.

21 Jul 2017

House owner cuts dangerous coconut tree from his house

The owner of the house in Varkhande had to spend money from his own pocket and chop down the coconut tree.

21 Jul 2017

A river stream at Dhangarwado Advalpal keeps them away from the mainstream

Villagers from Dhangarwada in Advalpal are concerned since they are kept away from mainstream development.

21 Jul 2017

3 prominent Goans honoured with Gulab Awards

Three prominent personalities were felicitated at the Gulab Awards ceremony in Margao on Thursday.

21 Jul 2017

Madgao Ravindra Bhavan repair work to begin soon

The structure of Ravindra Bhavan in Madgao is in a complete bad condition.

21 Jul 2017

UK educational institutions beckon students from Goa

International education recruitment agencies have come down to Goa to invite students for further studies.

20 Jul 2017

Margao Overbridge full of potholes, locals suffer everyday

The Railway over bridge in Madgao which joins the town to Naveli is in a bad shape.

20 Jul 2017

10 illegal bungalows in Colvale Comunidade land, Rohan assures action

Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte has said that the government will investigate and take action against the guilty in case any illegality is found in plot allotment by the Colvale Comunidade.

20 Jul 2017

Authentic mushrooms hit the market, prices soar

The almi’s have hit the market and now available for public.

19 Jul 2017

Raikars oppose shifting of gadde near cemetery

The villagers of Raia have opposed the locating of the gaddas near the Raia cemetery by the local Comunidade.

19 Jul 2017

Ponda to get Sewerage Treatment Plant in a year: Sudin

The Sewerage Treatment Plant in Daag Ponda will be completed within period of one year.

18 Jul 2017

Mangalorean Konkani film 'Sophiya' released in Goa

A show of Konkani film Sophiya was held at Ravindra Bhavan Margao on Monday.

18 Jul 2017

Landslide awareness programme held in Vasco for students

Mormugao deputy Collector Mahadev Araundekar said that landslide awareness and mitigation program are important as students can play an important role in saving lives of locals.

18 Jul 2017

BJP MLA wants quality beef supply in Goa

Bharatiya Janata Party’s MLA wants his government to monitor and ensure the quality of beef that is supplied to cold storages.

18 Jul 2017

Supreme Court order not fully implemented in payment of salaries to Home Guards

The Home Guards in Goa continue to get their salaries as per earlier system.

18 Jul 2017

Wendell writes a book on almost forgotten plight of adopted maids of yore

A book titled Poskem, Goans in the Shadows was launched on Monday. The book is written by fashion designer Wendell Rodricks and published by Om Books International.

17 Jul 2017

Goa’s 1st Grand Master Anurag Mhamal arrives in Goa

Goa’s 1st and India’s 48th Grand Master Anurag Mhamal arrived in Goa on Monday.

17 Jul 2017

Peace and Harmony Concert held in Madgao

The organizing committee of event in Magdao stated that this will be a non political event and is mainly aimed at celebrating UNITY HARMONY PEACE that has existed in Goa over the ages.

16 Jul 2017

Lucky7 casino unlucky? Grounded off Miramar, danger of oil spill !

Anchor: The sixth controversial casino grounded hardly 100 metres away from the Miramar beach is causing a major danger of oil spill. The casino vessel Lucky7 was grounded on Saturday night on a sand bar.

15 Jul 2017

Sada GRB Colony in shambles, residents demand immediate repairs

The buildings of Goa Rehabilitation Board colony at Headland Sada are totally in shambles.

15 Jul 2017

Mormugao Municipal Council opposes double tracking of railway line

The chorus against the proposed doubling of the railway line cutting through Vasco town is growing.

15 Jul 2017

Mapusa Municipality to beautify road from court junction to Ganeshpuri

At its special meeting on Saturday, Mapusa Municipal Council decided to beautify the stretch of road from court - municipality junction to Ganeshpuri.

14 Jul 2017

Govt acquired land sold ‘illegally’, complaint filed against Davorlim Communidade

The South Goa Collector has filed a police complaint against attorney of Davorlim Communidade.

14 Jul 2017

Faulty road engineering makes National Highway 17 B a dangerous road

The National Highway 17 B road connecting Verna to Mormugao Port has become a death trap for motorists.

14 Jul 2017

Deussau chaplan urges people to cultivate fallow land in their parishes

St. Anthony’s Chapel Deussua celebrated Van Mahotsav recently.

14 Jul 2017

Ponda Municipal Library shifted from Shastri Bldg; vendors urged to follow

The Ponda Municipality finally shifted its library to the vacant space in the new market complex in Ponda.

13 Jul 2017

Sans street lights, residents of Bhatwadi in Ona Maulingem travel in dark

Residents of the Bhatwadi area in Ona Maulingem in the Mayem constituency have to always travel in darkness since many of them have never seen streetlights in the area in their lifetime.

13 Jul 2017

Efforts on to sort out problems in cable TV service

Problems faced by viewers of cable TV service are likely to be resolved soon.

12 Jul 2017

US firm paid USD 25K bribe to Goa PWD officials, Sudin orders inquiry

After Louis Berger bribery case, the PWD is once again accused of taking huge amount of bribe from yet another firm of the USA –the CDM Smith.

12 Jul 2017

BJP leader Hoble booked for dowry harassment & assault

Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s vice president Anil Hoble is booked by Goa police for harassing his daughter-in-law for dowry.

12 Jul 2017

BDO, panchayat officials inspect hutments in Kavlem

Around 100 migrants live in thatched huts in Kavlem village.

12 Jul 2017

60 percent of the land in Ponda is acquired for agriculture

Ponda Taluka has around 2200 hectares of agricultural land.

12 Jul 2017

Rally held to create awareness on population

A rally was held to celebrate World population day in Navelim.

12 Jul 2017

MP Narendra Sawaikar says people should not be afraid of GST in Goa

South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar has said that Goans should not panic over the implementation of Goods and Services Tax in the state.

12 Jul 2017

Weigh your gas cylinders, warns NGO

Gas cylinder users beware. You could be getting only half of the value of what you are paying for.

11 Jul 2017

Govt to attempt to revive natural springs

There were around 1,900 springs in Goa but at present only around 700 are still flowing.

11 Jul 2017

Science Express train arrives in Madgao for 3 days

The Science Express train arrived at Madgao Railway station on Tuesday.

11 Jul 2017

Fisheries minister to conduct survey at Malim jetty

Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar inspected Malim fishing jetty on Tuesday and held informal discussions with the fishermen.

11 Jul 2017

Mahila Bhajan Competition held in Sangolda

The all Goa Mahila Bhajan singing competition in association with Kala Academy was held in Sangolda.

09 Jul 2017

Congress interested in ‘political instability’ in the state, Goa Forward isn’t!: Vijai

Goa Forward Minister Vijai Sardesai has made it clear that his party Goa Forward will not join hands with Congress to topple the Bharatiya Janata Party led coalition Government.

08 Jul 2017

No Opp in Advalpal & Penha da Franca, MGP panchas switch over to Gaude in Betki-Khandola

Advalpal and Penha da Franca panchayats would function without any opposition.

08 Jul 2017

Fishermen up in arms over closure of Betim retail stalls

Fishermen belonging to the Mandovi Fisheries Marketing Cooperative Society at Betim are upset over the fisheries department order to close down the area where they used to sell fish in retail.

08 Jul 2017

Alina opposes double track railway line in her constituency

The Railway Ministry of the Bharatiya Janata Party government is all set to start the work of double track from Vasco to Castlerock in Goa on South Central route of Goa.

07 Jul 2017

Lip smacking incentives mark new solar policy

The Goa Solar Power Business Group has welcomed the draft the new state Solar Power Policy.

07 Jul 2017

IFFI 2017: DFF invites entries for Indian Panorama

The 48th edition of the International Film Festival of The festival will be held from the 20th to the 28th of November in Go.

07 Jul 2017

Raia residents gherao Elect Dept EE, threaten to come on streets

Raia residents led by Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco and former Raia sarpanch Luis Quadros gheraoed the Executive Engineer of the Electricity Department Devadasana A alleging erratic power supply and excess bills.

07 Jul 2017

Anti Torture Day observed in Madgao.

Everyone should help one another and avoid violation against human rights. Everyone should act and be matured in their actions.

07 Jul 2017

South Collector begins monthly meetings on law & order

South Goa Collector Swapnil Naik has said that new monthly meetings will be held with the Collectorates and other official bodies to discuss the law and order and other issues pertaining to the common man.

07 Jul 2017

68th Vanamahotsava Celebration held in the City

Panaji Mayor Surendra Furtado has appealed to the government to grant more funds to plant more trees.

06 Jul 2017

Two more crosses desecrated in South Goa

Two more crosses have been desecrated in South Goa taking the total to nine crosses and one temple.

06 Jul 2017

Traditional Chikhal Kaalo celebrated in Marcel

The traditional mud festival “chikhal kaalo” was celebrated in Mashel on Thursday.

05 Jul 2017

Anti-Terrorist Squad also starts probing desecration cases

The Anti-Terrorist Squad has simultaneously started investigating into the desecration cases in Salcete taluka.

05 Jul 2017

1000 PWD tanks lie unused, rejected

This is a colossal waste of public money. Around 1000 water tanks procured using public funds have been left to rot on top of a hill as another unending inquiry into corruption is going on for the past 6 years.

05 Jul 2017

Railways in Goa on fast track to modernization

The South West Railways’ work on doubling of tracks from Vasco to Collem has started. Many other parts of the proposed doubling from Vasco to Londa are held up because of the land acquisition process.

05 Jul 2017

Vasco RTO in dire need of major makeover

Vasco people are fed up of the existing RTO office. It has neither a lift to climb up nor enough space to accommodate the increasing number of visitors. People want the office to be shifted as early as possible.

05 Jul 2017

Tree damages garage in Varkhande

A makeshift garage was damaged after a breadfruit tree got uprooted and fell on it at Varkhande in Ponda. The incident took place on Wednesday. No one was hurt.

05 Jul 2017

Revenue from GST to help in developing infrastructure

Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said the introduction of Goods and Services Tax will bring in more revenue to governments.

05 Jul 2017

Haj committee denies charges of local Muslim groups

Chief of the Goa Haj Committee Shaikh Jinahas termed the allegations against the committee as false. He said that the Congress Party was misguiding certain sections of the community and that is why they were making such allegations.

05 Jul 2017

Mopa will be engine of Goa's growth: Mauvin

Goa will operate two airports and the new Mopa airport will be the engine of the state’s growth. Panchayat Minister and Dabolim MLA Mauvin Godinho told Captains of Industry at a logistics conference at a Panaji hotel on Wednesday.

04 Jul 2017

Rising burglaries, desecration not a police failure: DIG

Deputy Inspector General of police Bhupendra Kumar has debunked the notion that crimes like burglaries and desecration of religious shrines are one rise because the police force is insufficient.

04 Jul 2017

Old unsafe Vasco fire station will be reconstructed, work to start in a fortnight.

Demolition work of the Vasco fire station building is expected to start in a fortnight. the fire station was declared unsafe around two years ago.

04 Jul 2017

Murgao taluka will have a proper traffic management plan soon

Murgao taluka will have a proper traffic management plan soon. According to the Murgao Deputy Collector, All traffic related problems will be solved at the earliest.

03 Jul 2017

Rachol paddy fields cultivation, a community exercise.

The growing of the Rachol Seminary field at this particular time is a yearly affair and marks the opening of the seminaries scholastic day.

03 Jul 2017

Khajan lands back under cultivation, farmers claim heavy profits

The agriculturists in Goa may soon have better days. Some of them who had given up on agriculture and farming have already started going back to their traditional businesses since the government has started rolling out various schemes and providing machineries on subsidized prices.

03 Jul 2017

Health Awareness programs organized in Margao.

People should go for early detection of vector borne diseases. People should alos take precautions and see that there is no water allowed to stagnate and also ensure that blood test are taken in case of any incidents of fever.

01 Jul 2017

Young to old vote across all panchayats

Less number of people came out to vote in the second phase of panchayat elections, but the enthusiasm among those who voted was across the age groups.

01 Jul 2017

Madgao municipality goes tough against footpath encroachers

Madgao municipality has gone offensive on the encroachments on footpaths by the shopkeepers.

30 Jun 2017

Faulty transformer destroy locals gadgets in Mangeshi households

The residents of Mangeshi in Ponda taluka have suffered loss amounting to thousands of rupees over the past three days or so.

30 Jun 2017

A tree falls on a Shop, Luckily no casualties reported.

A tree fell on a shop in Kudchade on Thursday midnight night causing damages of around rupees 5 Lakh.

30 Jun 2017

Bicholim council says No to plastic, distributes cloth bags

The government is to ban plastic bags. In a bid to create awareness among the locals, the Bicholim Municipal Council held a cloth bags distribution program at Bicholim market on Friday.

30 Jun 2017

Transplantation must for organ donation to succeed, says specialist

Liver transplant surgeon Rahul Kakodkar has said that if the organ donation programme has to succeed, there has to be transplantation of these organs.

30 Jun 2017

Cuncolim Locals wants road side trees pruned, cut

Locals from Mallagenem in Cuncolim have raised serious concerns over the huge trees along the roadside and in the village.

30 Jun 2017

Divided with cupboards, they study in one hall in Mulgao school

The government’s stated mantra is that it wants to impart quality education.

30 Jun 2017

Polluting gas affecting our health, complain Birla residents

Residents of Birla Zuarinagar in Sancoale village have expressed serious concern over the alleged release of ammonia by a fertilizer factory located at Birla Zuarinagar.

30 Jun 2017

Locals, MLA want Kesarval spring to be restored to old glory

Cortali MLA Alina Saldanha inspected the Kesarval spring on Thursday and promised to get the Tourism Department to repair and restore the once famous spring to its former glory.

30 Jun 2017

Maintain Fitness, discipline, speaker to new firefighters

Speaker Dr Pramod Sawant has exhorted the newly passed out firefighters to keep themselves physically fit and maintain discipline so that they can discharge their duties to the best of their capacity.

29 Jun 2017

IMA organizes talk on organ donation

Indian Medical Association Margao Chapter organized a talk on organ donation at Margao on Thursday. A number of doctors, including surgeons, attended the talk.

29 Jun 2017

Traffic police deny allegations of impropriety

The Ponda traffic police have denied the allegations made by a young 2 wheeler rider Maksun Khan that he was issued a challan even though he had not violated any traffic rule.

29 Jun 2017

Internet the way forward for business

The firms using Internet for their business are much more successful and they employ five times more people than others.

29 Jun 2017

Strong winds, tree falls bring down electricity poles

Four electricity poles were damaged in Cuncolim constituency on Wednesday after strong wind brought down trees.

29 Jun 2017

Lucky escape for 2 as tree falls on bakery

A huge mango tree got uprooted and fell on a bakery in Kazi wada in Ponda town recently. The structure suffered extensive damage.

28 Jun 2017

Congress leader wants inquiry into cutting of 500 cashew trees

The Congress Quepem MLA Babu Kawlekar has demanded inquiry into the indiscriminate cutting of around 500 cashew trees in Quepem area.

28 Jun 2017

NH17 widening : Land losers not happy with Govt compensation

Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha has assured that no houses will be demolished in her constituency for widening of National Highway 17.

28 Jun 2017

Amit Shah in Goa on 2 day visit from Sat

President of State unit of BJP Vinay Tendulkar has said that National BJP President Amit Shah will be arriving in Goa on Saturday on a two-day visit.

28 Jun 2017

Chinchinim panchayat to crack down on non-NOC gaddos

Chinchini Deusua Panchayat on Wednesday has passed a resolution to allow the street gaddas that have panchayat NOCs should be allowed to carry on with their business.

28 Jun 2017

Goa getting geared up for GST from 1 July

After a decade-long wait, India will finally implement the Goods and Services Tax from 1st of July. The GST will help remove tax barriers between states, creating a single market.

27 Jun 2017

Is traffic police fining riders for the crimes they didn’t commit?

A young rider has exposed Goa’s traffic police, who are issuing challans for the crime they did not commit.

27 Jun 2017

Vishwajeet withdraws plaint against ‘abusive’ women

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane has decided to withdraw a police complaint his PSO filed against two women in Madgao. The women had abused him.

23 Jun 2017

Pratheek ranks 189th also in NEET exam

Pratheek Rebello once again topped in Goa yet another national examination, this time the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test to become a doctor.

22 Jun 2017

Around 1200 liquor outlets in state may get relief in next one month

Around 1200 more liquor outlets out of the 2200 affected outlets may immediately get relief from the Supreme Court verdict on banning sale of liquor.

22 Jun 2017

Congress won’t approach the Supreme Court in Vishwajit disqualification case: Khalap

Former Union law minister Ramakant Khalap has made it clear that the Congress party will not approach the Supreme Court since their writ petition against Vishwajeet Rane has been accepted by the High Court.

21 Jun 2017

3rd International Yoga Day celebrated

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar advised people to practice yoga throughout the year for better mental and physical health. The third International Yoga Day was celebrated throughout the state on Wednesday.

20 Jun 2017

Mauvin moots to change Panchayat Act to stop musical chairs

Panchayati Raj Act is set to change. The Panchayat Minister says he wants to ेूstop musical chairs and bring stability to the panchayat bodies.

20 Jun 2017

Mahajan of Ramnathi Temple alleges illegalities by committee, demands probe

Mahajans of shree ramnath temple at Ramnathi Ponda have alleged that various illegalities are being carried out by the managing committee of the temple.

19 Jun 2017

SGPDA to prepare fresh ODPs for Madgao and Ponda

Madgao and Ponda cities will now have new Outline Development Plans.

19 Jun 2017

Goa’s celebrities unite to oppose Sadhvi, March on 16 July

After all the political turmoil over Sadhavi Saraswati’s statements over hanging the beef eaters, now Goans from various stratas of society have joined hands to protest against Sadhavi.

17 Jun 2017

Be passionate & do what you want: Barkha Dutt

The most difficult thing is to be yourself and find your path. Not what you are forced to do. Be passionate about it and you can what you want to be.

17 Jun 2017

HIndu Convention decalres India & Nepal Hindu nations

The sixth All India Hindu convention in its concluding resolution declared India and Nepal as Hindu nations.

16 Jun 2017

Cyberage scheme of laptops working like a 'mafia'

Computer dealers in Goa say the online sale of computers together with government’s Cyberage Scheme have ruined their business.

15 Jun 2017

Margao Police thanked by Villagers

The residents of Khareband in Madgao have praised inspector of Margao police station C L Patil for putting an end to the prostitution in their vicinity on Thursday.

14 Jun 2017

Rising secularism matter of concern: Hindu Convention

The All India Hindu Convention has raised concern over Indian democracy and rising secularism which is becoming a problem to establish Hindu Rashtra in India.

14 Jun 2017

DGP’s advice to reckless drivers: Donate blood and organs

Director General of Police Dr Muktesh Chander has an advice to the reckless drivers and riders on Goan roads: Donate your blood and organs so that they could be useful to others who need them.

12 Jun 2017

When KTC security guard acts 'inhuman' with helpless humans...

A cruel incident happened on Monday in the Mapusa Town. Security Guard at the the KTC Bus stand was hitting an epilepsy patient mercilessly instead of helping him.

12 Jun 2017

Salmona Spring cries for attention

Goa is losing last bits of its heritage day by day. Our greed of development is also resulting in negligence towards various historical monuments and sites.

09 Jun 2017

When power connection gets transferred with a fake affidavit…

What if you suddenly come to know that your Electricity connection has been transferred to somebody else’s name?

09 Jun 2017

SC grants ‘temporary’ relief on linking Adhar to PAN, provision upheld

he Supreme Court has partially stayed Modi government’s decision to link Adhar Card with the PAN card to file income tax returns.

08 Jun 2017

At last monsoon arrives in Goa

At last, monsoon has arrived in Goa.

07 Jun 2017

CM starts identifying alternate site for IIT, not Canacona

Looks like IITian Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is in a mood to pull out IIT from Loliem village of Canacona taluka.

06 Jun 2017

Disrupted beef supply from Karnataka to Goa normalised

The beef supply that was disrupted last week normalized on Tuesday.

06 Jun 2017

Will Oyster Shells Found In Chicalim Unearth History ?

Scientists at National Institute of Oceanography have said that the extensive deposits of windowpane oysters and other shell deposits in the hillside at Chicalim are an indicator of a high sea level more than 2,000 years ago.

06 Jun 2017

Monsoon delayed by 3 to 4 days more

Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday said the monsoons arrival in Goa might be delayed by another three to four days due to cyclonic disturbances.

02 Jun 2017

Monsoons on the way to Goa, 6 inches rain recorded in state

Goa would continue getting moderate pre-monsoon showers. Monsoon is expected not before 6th of June though it hit Kerala coast before 1st of June.

02 Jun 2017

Water sports banned till 15 Sept

Captain of Sports James Braganza has suspended barge traffic through the Aguada sand bar and all water sports activity from 31st of May till the opening of the port, the 15th of September

02 Jun 2017

What happens when a video of minister’s car violating rules goes viral…

The social media caught a minister’s car violating traffic rules. As the video of this went viral, the RTO moved into action and fined the driver of 600 rupees.

02 Jun 2017

Vijay Sardesai visits SGPDA Market

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai conducted a surprise inspection at the SGPDA vegetable market on Thursday.

01 Jun 2017

White dress code blacks out around 100 airport taxis

Passengers arriving at Dabolim Airport were put to inconvenience on Thursday due to non availability of enough taxis.

31 May 2017

Daily wage worker’s daughter scores 93%, to become a Dr

There is a saying ‘Where there is a will, there is a way..’ 16 year old Shabana Mokashi from Bicholim is a live example of this.

31 May 2017

Pre-monsoon rain hits very hard in Goa, paralyses life partially

Pre Monsoon rains finally hit Goa on Wednesday morning.

31 May 2017

Fishing ban starts…. till 31 July!

The fishing ban starts from Wednesday midnight. From 1st of June till 31st of July.

30 May 2017

Doppler radar next week, monsoon not before 6 June

The long-delayed advanced weather forecasting system would finally be launched next week.

29 May 2017

Monsoon may be delayed, pre-monsoon showers yet to arrive

No possibility of monsoon arriving in Goa early. In fact it may be delayed. And definitely not before 6th of June.

29 May 2017

Why society ill-treats Leprosy patients even today, asks Dr Amte

eminent social activist Dr. Vikas Amte has questioned why the leprosy patients are not considered worth being in the flow of mainstream life by the authorities.

29 May 2017

Curdi villagers reunite, at their submerge village…

The villagers of the submerged village of Curdi Sanguem had a second reunion in 2 weeks.

29 May 2017

Goa’s heritage needs a boost

Goa has a lot of history. And is also a major tourist spot. Despite the confluence of the two, many heritage sites are being neglected and are in a state of disrepair. One such historical heritage site is in Narvem in Bicholim at a place known as Tirth.

26 May 2017

Will Ola, Uber also affect Goa’s motorcycle Pilots?

The proposed introduction of OLA and Uber Cabs in Goa is not just turning out to be a headache only for the taxi owners.

25 May 2017

Two third village schools score 100%, 3 hinterland talukas top

The trend in Goa is to send their children to city schools for better education. But the SSC results show the opposite trend.

25 May 2017

Boys equate with Girls in 91.57% SSC result

The SSC results are out. And the only specialty this year is that boys have scored equally well in line with the girls, which was not the scenario for many years.

25 May 2017

Govt to approach SC on Fri on HC order on panchayat polls

Goa government has decided to challenge the high court decision on panchayat elections before the Supreme Court on Friday.

24 May 2017

GU permits colleges to admit 10% more students

Goa University has decided to increase the intake of students by 10 per cent in all the colleges across the state for Arts, Commerce and Science streams.

24 May 2017

GCCI’s first CA President to work for Goan-friendly industries

Sandeep Bhandare is a first chartered accountant to become the President the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry inlast 109 years

22 May 2017

CISF didn’t allow to board patient & old lady at the airport

The CISF at the Dabolim airport has come under fire because they held up a family of five including a cancer patient and 83-year old lady from boarding the flight to Mumbai.

16 May 2017

Power Dept to get Rs 10 K Cr power to upgrade power supply

Goa government is planning a ring-type system of diverting North Goa power to the South and vice versa in case of power failure.

16 May 2017

35% wards reserved for panchayat polls, including 15 SC wards

The number of reserved wards is finally out for the panchayat elections. Total 15 wards reserved for the scheduled caste for the first time. 168 wards for the scheduled tribes and 357 wards for the Other Backwards Classes.

16 May 2017

FORCE demands Advisory Panel to revisit MoI issue

Forum For Rights of Children Education has demanded that the Advisory Committee formed to revisit the Medium of instruction issue be scrapped.

16 May 2017

Dead leopard exposes illegal wild boar catch

A five year old male leopard was  accidentally snared and died of suffocation at Latambarcem in Bicholim taluka.

15 May 2017

Monsoon to arrive on 6 June, today’s rain due to heat

Goa witnessed heavy showers on Monday. But this is neither monsoon nor pre-monsoon showers.

15 May 2017

Pratheek, Jairam top in GCET exams

he results of Goa Common Entrance Test are out. Prateek Rebello topped in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. AndJairam Naik topped in Biology.

13 May 2017

Old Goa to Dona Paula: Enjoy Goa on ‘hop on hop off’ bus

Goa has added new attraction for the tourists. The hop on hop off double decker bus with an open top.

05 May 2017

Goa Dairy poll on Sun to mark with Sumul & Scandals

Election of Goa Dairy on Sunday would be very interesting. There are two panels. One led by existing chairman Madhav Sahakari and another one opposing him. Sahakari alleges that his opponents are supporters of Sumul.

03 May 2017

Beef not transported illegally, reports were misleading, clarify meat traders

Meat traders have refuted the news that beef was being transported illegally.

28 Apr 2017

350 kilos of artificially ripened bananas destroyed

Food and Drugs Authority confiscated 350 kgs of bananas from the Mapusa Municipal Market yard on Friday.

27 Apr 2017

Std XII: 3 HSS secure 100% result, 23 get over 95%

23 Higher Secondary Schools secured more than 95% overall passing percentage in the 12th standard results that were announced on Thursday

27 Apr 2017

Com tops in Std XII results, Sc pushed down

Students of Commerce stream continued topping the passing percentage in the results of 12th standard once again this year while the number of Science students was pushed down to the third position.

25 Apr 2017

Institutes should produce men of substance, just not competence: Pranab

President of India Pranab Mukherjee called on institutions to produce men of substance instead of just competence.

22 Apr 2017

MPT directs to transport coal at night, but opposition continues

Mormugao Port Trust has directed the agencies transporting cargo to transport maximum coal and woodchips at night to avoid pollution in Vasco town.

20 Apr 2017

Organ transplant facility from brain dead in Goa soon

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said that harvesting of organs from a brain dead person will soon become available in Goa with the first patient undergoing the procedure at Manipal hospital in Dona Paula.

19 Apr 2017

Nobody can take law in own hands, says CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has categorically stated that he would not allow anybody to take the law into their own hands.

17 Apr 2017

Pednekars terrified with fear of KFD

The Tourism minister and Pernem MLA on Monday said that the rising cases of monkey flu in his constituency was quite serious and had started affecting livelihood of the people in Pernem

07 Mar 2017

Zuarinagar waste destroy Sancoale fields once again

Sancoalevillagers on Monday staged a strong protest over the dumping of large quantities of garbage, including industrial waste, near Sindoli in Sancoale.

04 Mar 2017

Victory rallies to be counted in election expenditure

Winning Candidates beware. Your victory rallies would also be part of your election expenditure as per Election Commission guidelines.

04 Mar 2017

Yuvi, Bhajji, Parthiv, Wasim to play in Goa

Cricket fans in Goa will have an opportunity to witness their favourite players like Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh andParthiv Patel playing in Goa.

03 Mar 2017

Feni Producers in Dilemma following SC order over liquor ban

As the excise department has geared up for acting strictly on the bars and liquor along the state and national highways, the Liquor shop and bar owners are not the only people who are going to be affected.

01 Mar 2017

Liquor outlets of hinterland will go, not coastal or towns

The Supreme Court order of shutting down liquor outlets along the state and national highways would not affect the prime tourist areas or towns of Goa, but mostly 70 per cent of the interior Goa, located in the villages

27 Feb 2017

Mancurad arrives, Rs 200 ONLY

And the season of sweetness is finally here. The King of Goan fruits, Mancurad has arrived in the Markets.

24 Feb 2017

Most tourists come to Goa for cheap booze, women and drugs: Church

The Churchhas hit Goa’s tourism very hard. It says that most tourists come to Goa for cheap booze, cheap women and cheap drugs

24 Feb 2017

FDA confiscates sub-standard food brought for Carnival

Food and Drugs Administration on Friday confiscated sub-standard food items brought for Carnival and burnt it down

23 Feb 2017

Beggars’ mafia gang operating in Panaji, police should act: Mayor

Mayor of Panaji, Surendra Furtado wants the police to crack down on the beggars in the capital city of Goa

18 Feb 2017

Dabolim will continue because Goa air traffic is rising higher

The ministry of civil aviation says there is no question of closing down Daboli airport after Mopa airport because the traffic in Goa is increasing 10 per cent more than the national average

17 Feb 2017

MP writers express concern over disturbing Goa’s social fabric

Vineet Tiwari of the Madhya Pradesh Progressive Writers Association says efforts are being made to tear apart the unique multi religious social fabric in Goa.

16 Feb 2017

Bring casinos under SC liquor ban, demands AAP but opposes SC order

Casinos too should come under the ban, AAP demanded. Stakeholders in Canacona also demanded that the government should ensure that the ban was overturned

15 Feb 2017

Liquor traders, bar owners to file review petition in SC

Liquor traders as well as restaurant and bar ownershave decided to jointly file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the ban on sale of liquor within 500 metres of state and national highways

13 Feb 2017

Goa’s Dhiryo lovers await new Assembly as TN and Karnataka pass bills

Tamil Nadu passed the Jallikattu bill and now Karnataka Assembly has also passed a bill allowing Kambala.

09 Feb 2017

CCP Mayor to act against Mandovi casinos for illegal Advts

Mayorof Panaji Surendra Furtado has decided to take action against the casinos floating in river Mandovi.

13 Jan 2017

A nostalgic trip of Portuguese Goenkar ‘Babush’ to Abe de Faria Road

Anchor It was a nostalgic trip for Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa to visit his ancestral house in Madgao after 40 years.

15 Nov 2016

Children's Day Rally

Madgao MLA Digambar Kamat flagged off an awareness rally on the occasion of Children’s day near Lohia maidan in Madgao.

11 Nov 2016

Doctors assure cancer cure if detected early

Some good newsfor health care in cancer. Cancer can be cured 100 per cent if it is detected at early stage.