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07 Dec 2017

Panaji Feast: CCP lays out strict rules, vendors upset

Even as Panaji gears up to celebrate for the feast of Immaculate Conception on Friday, the vendor was unhappy as the CCP refuses to accommodate all the stalls at Church square. Hundreds of vendor storm at CCP office.

07 Dec 2017

Cuncolim civic body clears stinking garbage

Cuncolim Municipal Council has removed the stinking garbage lying at Panzorconi.

05 Dec 2017

Govt recovers Rs 25 crore from bogus beneficiaries of schemes

It could be a major scam with indications showing that public money has been literally going down the proverbial drain.





05 Dec 2017

CM assures to solve issue of PWD temporary workers by Jan end

The issue of PWD workers on temporary status is most likely to be solved by the end of next month.

04 Dec 2017

Garbage issue at Panzorconi: Are we awaiting crisis?

The increasing heaps of garbage alongside the NH17 at Panzorconi Cuncolim are becoming a matter of concern for the locals.

04 Dec 2017

Feast of Goencho Saib celebrated

The feast of Goencho Saib, or Saint Francis Xavier was celebrated on Monday with traditional pomp and gaiety.





04 Dec 2017

Damages worth lakhs due to cyclone Ockhi winds

Sudden surge in water levels gripped panic among the people living along Goa shore. Shacks at Morjim, Mandrem, Harmal were destroyed with lakhs of loss.

04 Dec 2017

Sesa-Codli Mines: Jeep recovered, ripper operator still missing

The rescue operations at Codli Sesa mines are still on but so far the teams haven’t been able to locate missing Manoj Naik who is buried alive since the last 3 days.

03 Dec 2017

Datta Jayanti celebrated across the state

Datta Jayanti was celebrated across the state on Sunday. Devotees from all over Goa thronged to temples of lord dattatreya with great fervor to celebrate the birth of hindu male god who signifies presence of divine holy trinity in one form.





03 Dec 2017

Tara demands Aires case be transferred to Crime Branch

President of Savera, Tara Kerkar wants the defamation and sexual harassment case against advocate Aires Rodrigues be transferred to the Crime Branch.

03 Dec 2017

Ockhi Effect: ‘Yellow Alert’ for Goa. Fishermen, ports warned

Though there is no reason to panic over cyclone Ockhi, the MET department has predicted weather change on Monday.

30 Nov 2017

Cuncolim council to make the town plastic-free

Cuncolim Municipal Council has appointed a new contractor to segregate and treat garbage. The Municipality also wants to make the town plastic free. As an initiative towards this end, the municipality has started distributing cloth bags to citizens.





30 Nov 2017

Goan youth dies in Holland in a tragic accident

In an unfortunate incident a 28 year old youth from Margao was found dead in a canal in far away Holland.

30 Nov 2017

CCP adopts new plinth rate for Panaji

The Corporation of the City of Panaji has adopted new plinth rate for the Panaji city. The PWD had adopted the new rate in August last year. This is one of the main decisions taken by the council on Thursday at its meeting.

30 Nov 2017

GFDO warns of exposing Mopa scam if airport is not withdrawn

Goans for Dabolim Only has threatened to expose the scam related to Mopa airport if the project is not scrapped.





29 Nov 2017

FC Goa plays strong Bengaluru team on Thursday

Goans will witness the Spanish and Barcelona style football live as the gaurs take Bengaluru FC in their first Indian Super League home match on Thursday. The match at Fatorda’s Nehru Stadium will kick off at 8 in the night.

29 Nov 2017

Human mind finds it difficult to process Info disseminated at rapid pace: CM

Our minds are bombarded with a large volume of information at a rapid pace. Our faculties find it difficult to process it. Hence the mind gets suffocated, the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the audience at a workshop on Wednesday in Panaji.

29 Nov 2017

Cansaulim villagers oppose multi-dwelling project

Cansaulim, Arrosim, Cuelim villagers have demanded that the village Panchayat should not issue any construction licence to the proposed multi-dwelling housing project in their village. They say the villagers already face electricity and garbage problems.





28 Nov 2017

Aires accused of outraging modesty; he counter-complains of assault

A women filed a complaint against activist advocate Aires Rodrigues alleging that he had outraged and insulted her modesty and defamed her late Monday night.

28 Nov 2017

CBFC revokes censor certificate of Sxxx Durga

So, it was a Big NO for S Durga despite the court’s favourable verdict on the film.

28 Nov 2017

Big B brings down curtains on IFFI 2017

The curtains on IFFI have come down. The Big B OF Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan brings to an end of 8-day long cinematic extraganza.





28 Nov 2017

Pay parking still a pipe dream in Vasco Parking

Mormugao Municipal Council had resolved to introduce pay-parking in the port town few years ago. But till date it has not been implemented and the parking woes continue.

28 Nov 2017

S Goa ZP to put up candidate against BJP for Lok Sabha if demands not met

South Goa Zilla Panchayat members resolved to field a candidate against the BJP for Lok Sabha Elections if their demands for increased funds and other pending demands are not met by the government. This resolution was taken at a meeting of members held on Tuesday.

28 Nov 2017

Final confrontation: Sxxx Durga remains the hot topic even as festival ends

It’s the final day of IFFI. And despite the Kerala High Court orders, and inspite of the nationwide debate, the committee has not slotted a screen for S Durga.





27 Nov 2017

Quepemkars to come on streets if govt hospital not inaugurated by Jan 3

Quepem council has set a deadline of January 3 for the government to begin operations at the Quepem government hospital. If not they will bring the people out on the streets and force a confrontation, they threatened.

27 Nov 2017

Withdraw notice to Gandhinagar Archbishop: Cong

The Congress on Monday demanded that the Election Commission withdraw the notice to the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Gandhinagar, Thomas Macwan.

27 Nov 2017

Stray dogs attack 2 year old boy at Vasco

two and half-year-old Virat Chalwadi was attacked by stray dogs at Headland Sada in Mormugao on Sunday morning. The dogs bit the child on his back and legs. Locals want authorities to take action to curb this stray dog menace.





27 Nov 2017

Ace Cinematographer of Hindi Cinema 'Goenkar' Krishna Ghanekar celebrates his 100

Krishna Kamat Ghanekar, an ace cinematographer of Hindi cinema celebrated his birth centenary on Monday.

27 Nov 2017

Cuncolim councilors & MLA-supporters clash over garbage plant issue

The Kunkalli garbage disposal plant witnessed High voltage drama on Monday. There were verbal clashes between some of the councilors and supporters of MLA Clafacio Dias.

24 Nov 2017

Congress opposes new PDAs; wants govt roll back

The Congress party on Friday has come out openly against the newly formed PDAs announced by TCP Minister Vijai Sardessai. MLA Reginaldo Lourenco told reporters that this was a way for corruption to enter through the back door.





24 Nov 2017

Basket Ball tournament in Talaulim

Good news for basketball lovers in Goa. There will be an all Goa invitational Basketball Tournament held in Talaulim in Ponda. The tournament will be held on the 25th and the 26th of November.

24 Nov 2017

Political vendetta? God knows what it is: Digambar

Former chief minister Digambar Kamat says that Almighty God knows what is the truth behind illegal mining. He doesn’t want to spell it out at this stage. According to him, he is innocent.

24 Nov 2017

Navelim to connect to sewerage line by Dec

The PWD has set a target of 1,000 households in Navelim to be connected to the sewerage system by year end. This will make the village the first in Navelim constituency to be connected to the sewage treatment plant.





24 Nov 2017

‘60 per cent senior citizens in Goa neglected’

Goa’s senior citizens are upset. Some of them get ill-treated in their families. Some are even assaulted. And the authorities do very little. Especially the police.

24 Nov 2017

Goa’s first women’s league kicks off

Goa’s First ever Women’s Football kicked off at Duler Stadium in Mapusa on Saturday. This league has a total 10 participating teams.

23 Nov 2017

North Goa PDA divided into 3; 1 yr prison for illegal conversions: TCP board meeting decides

There were far-reaching decisions at the more than 3 hours long 160th meeting of the town and country planning board. North Goa PDA is to be divided into three separate PDAS, and illegal convertors of orchard land will get 1-year imprisonment.





23 Nov 2017

Legal Metrology seizes goods worth 3 lakh rupees

Margao legal Metrology Department seized goods worth three lakh rupees. Some boxes containing the goods had no MRP rates on them.

23 Nov 2017

Now IFFI Steering Committee member supports S. Durga

It’s been more than 48th hours since the Kerala High Court ordered that S Durga be included at IFFI but the silence from the committee & I&B ministry still prevails.

23 Nov 2017

Para teachers to go on strike until regularization

All Goa Para Teachers Association backed by the Mahila Congress blocked the highway road leading to the secretariat, Porvorim demanding that they be absorbed in regular ranks.





22 Nov 2017

Loss of illegal mining is Rs 1 lakh 14 K Crore: Dr Claude

It was said that Goa lost 35 thousand crore rupees due to illegal mining. But according to Goa Foundation Director Dr Claude Alvares, it is 1 lakh 44 thousand crore rupees.

22 Nov 2017

‘S Durga’ filmmaker confronts I&B at IFFI, but no decision yet on screening

There was a high drama witnessed at the film festival on the issue of screening S Durga at the ongoing IFFI as per the court order. The filmmakers complained that they are not getting a firm reply from the Festival Director.

22 Nov 2017

Now, get eye check up at your doorstep.

Can you imagine getting an eye treatment at your doorstep? Mapusa trade fair turned interesting after a new mobile van was launched that will provide a quick service eye check up. Here’s more…





22 Nov 2017

Goan dance group wins National level title

A group of young dancers from Porvorim won the national level dance title. A national level dance competition was held in Nagpur. The local MLA Rohan Khaute expressed his happiness over the victory.

22 Nov 2017

VPK to challenge Registrar order to act against their MD

VPK Cooperative Credit Society doesn’t want to take action against its MD Ashok Gaude. On the contrary, the board has decided to challenge the order of the Registrar.

21 Nov 2017

Digambar’s son summoned by SIT, Digambar to appear on Fri

Former chief minister Digambar Kamat did not appear before the Special Investigation Team on Tuesday citing health issues.





21 Nov 2017

Vasco-kar want IFFI screenings at Ravindra Bhavan

Free screening of movies has started in Vasco from Tuesday, on the occasion of IFFI 2017. But Vasco MLA as well as Chairman of Ravindra Bhavan are upset that it would be screened in a small miniplex rather than using a huge auditorium of the Ravindra Bhavan.

21 Nov 2017

Sarpanch has failed to act on their complaints: Raia Manora locals

Raia Manora locals have raised serious concerns over the illegal shanties and migrants leaving illegally in Manora ward.

20 Nov 2017

Ruby tragedy : Only contractor chargesheeted; Builders, Govt officials discharged

Finally after nearly 4 years, there is decision on whom to chargesheet in the infamous Ruby Residency building collapse in Canacona.





20 Nov 2017

Remembrance day of Road Traffic Victim

World remembrance day for Road traffic victims was observed in the state on Sunday evening. A special candle light march was held in Madgao.

17 Nov 2017

At last, by order, LED fishing banned; Ramponkar jubilant

The Directorate of Fisheries on Friday issued an order to all the Fisheries associations to stop LED fishing and bull trawling.

17 Nov 2017

Suspended cop absconding after duping a couple for Rs 33 lakh

The Vasco police on Thursday booked a suspended police constable for duping an elderly couple. But he is absconding. The constable had taken 33 lakh rupees from this couple with a promise to invest and return it with profit.





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.

16 Nov 2017

ITI students agitated over transfer of 11 instructors

Transfer of 11 instructors at Farmagudi ITI has upset students. They have boycotted their classes demanding that unless the instructors are brought back they will not attend the classes. This agitation has been going on for the past 4 days.

16 Nov 2017

Sal farmers threaten stir over water supply

Farmers from Sal in Bicholim have threatened to launch an agitation if the government fails to provide water for their fields in time.





15 Nov 2017

Karnataka based artist displays paintings in Ponda

‘Divine Nature’ a solo Painting Exhibition was organized at Bambolkar’s Art Gallery in Ponda from 13th to 15th November.

15 Nov 2017

6th Gomantak Balshikshan Parishad on 18th & 19th Nov

Gomantak Balshikshan Parishad will organize its sixth conference at Don Bosco Oratory ground in Panaji on 18th and 19th of November. This year the theme of the conference is emotional intelligence.

15 Nov 2017

Abuse of children continues to be a cause of concern

Mormugao Municipal Council has assured to provide help to the weaker schools in its jurisdiction. The council assured to write to the corporate houses in Vasco to adopt some weaker schools so that certain needs such as installation of CCTV cameras, deployment of security guards, etc at government schools can be addressed.





14 Nov 2017

I&B Min drops 2 films from IFFI, Ghosh quits as jury head

The 48th International Film Festival of India is hit with the first major controversy.

13 Nov 2017

Now Cong says BJP responsible for bringing Coal to Vasco

has got political parties at each other’s throats. The BJP had blamed the Congress for giving permission to coal handling the other day.

13 Nov 2017

Truckers suspend agitation as Sesa suspends transport plans

The Dharbandoda & Sanvordem Sesa Goa Truck Owners bodies temporarily suspended their agitation on Monday.





13 Nov 2017

PWD employees reject Junta House; ‘discover’ it to be unsafe, even to sit

Junta House of Panaji has suddenly become completely unsafe for the government servants. That too when PWD employees are proposed to be shifted there.

13 Nov 2017

Som arrested for assaulting police officer

The Vasco police on Monday booked a youth from Vaddem in Vasco for assaulting PSI Razashad Sheikh.

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

India to take on Myanmar in Goa for Asian Cup qualifiers

Indian senior National team landed in Goa on Sunday for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifier against Myanmar.

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

Truck Owners decide to intensify agitation, won’t allow transport from Sesa Codli mines

The Sesa Goa Truck Owners bodies of Sanvordem and Dharbandoda have decided to restart their suspended agitation on Monday.





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.

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.





09 Nov 2017

Inquiry under way into raid on wheat carrying vehicle

Civil Supplies Minister Govind Gawade said investigation into the raid conducted at Ponda on the vehicles carrying wheat is on and that the department is simultaneously collecting more information in this regard.

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.

08 Nov 2017

Govt to follow new recruitment system, post-creation in 30 days

The Manohar Parrikar has taken a major decision on recruitment procedure.





07 Nov 2017

Sangoldkars demand revocation of brewery NOC

Locals are up in arms over the licence given by the Sangolda panchayat to a microbrewery within its jurisdiction.

07 Nov 2017

Mormugao garbage will be treated within 3 months

Finally the heaps of garbage at the garbage treatment plant owned by Mormugao Municipal Council would be treated.

07 Nov 2017

AAP to observe DeMo day as day of betrayal

Aam Aadmi Party will observe the BJP mandated demonetization anniversary as a day of betrayal.





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.

07 Nov 2017

Truck owners stone Vedanta truck at Codli, CM to meet afresh to negotiate rates

Fierce opposition from the truck owners finally compelled the government to have one more final negotiation on the transportation rate of iron ore. Vedanta has been instructed not to transport ore till Sunday.

06 Nov 2017

Goa Women’s league to kick off on 18th Nov

Goa Football Association President Elvis Gomes appealed to the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to intervene into the demand to improve the sports infrastructure





06 Nov 2017

Michael hits out at Govt, threatens to come on road

The controversy over division of PDAs is becoming hotter day by day.

06 Nov 2017

Kadamba plateau residents to hold Jal Satyagraha on Lib Day

Residents of Kadambapleateau next to capital city of Panaji are up in arms.

05 Nov 2017

Bailancho Ekvott wants proper security at the railway stations

Bailancho Ekvott has said the platforms of railway stations in Goa are not secure. Anybody can walk in through any of the several entries.





05 Nov 2017

Bailancho Ekvott wants proper security at the railway stations

Bailancho Ekvott has said the platforms of railway stations in Goa are not secure. Anybody can walk in through any of the several entries.

02 Nov 2017

Vasco road work contract terminated for slow pace and shoddy work

The government has terminated the contract awarded to a contractor for road widening and beautification work from Sada to Baina in Murgao.

02 Nov 2017

'Almost all' tiatrist & dramatists won't come under GST: Parrikar

Everybody including Goa Forward minister Vijai Sardesai is opposing GST imposed on the Triatrists and Drama producers.





02 Nov 2017

Mining truck owners to defy CM, come on roads to fight 'outside' trucks

Mining truck owners have decided to defy the chief minister and come on roads.

01 Nov 2017

Vijai wants Portuguese passport verification shifted back to Goa

Goans who seek Portuguese passport could get some relief.

01 Nov 2017

Mangor hill Sulabh toilets stinking, people want MMC to intervene

Damaged toilets, stench is a common occurrence when you approach toilets at Mongor.





01 Nov 2017

Milind complains to CM about MMC CO's non-cooperation

The Mormugao MLA Milind Naik wants the Sarvajanik Ganesh venue demolished alleging that it is being used for illegal activities.

01 Nov 2017

Over 5000 Govt vacancies to open after a month

All pending government employment vacancies will be advertised in one go after final figures is arrived at, the cabinet decided on Wednesday.

31 Oct 2017

Security arrangements in place for Madgao 'dindi'

The 108th Dindi Festival of Margao will be celebrated on 02nd November. Given some past incidents in the commercial capital, security will be tight for the festival.





30 Oct 2017

Is North Goa PDA bifurcation in interests of state? : Congress

The Congress party said that the bifurcation of the North Goa PDAS was not in the overall interest of the state.

30 Oct 2017

Queloshi finally gets its new ‘panchayat house’

Queloshi villagers will not have to visit the Kutthali panchayat ghar for their works anymore.

30 Oct 2017

Panchayats near Airport will get more funds now: Mauvin

7 panchayats within the 7 kilometers radius from the Goa International Airport in Dabolim will now get more funds to keep planes safe from bird hits.





30 Oct 2017

Want Ottawa, Panaji to become twin cities: CCP Mayor

Now the putrid, garbage infested sewer like St Inez creek could get Canadian technology for its clean up.

29 Oct 2017

Davorli-Dicarpale sabha opposes education hub in village

Davorlim -Dicarpale villagers have strongly opposed the creation of a school hub in the village.

29 Oct 2017

Fire personnel rescue two cows

Margao fire personnel rescued two cows on Saturday.





29 Oct 2017

Battle of Minds State-level Chess Competition on 4 & 5 Nov

The Goan masters of the game of Chess will battle it out in ‘Battle of Minds’ All Goa Rapid Chess Tournament on next Saturday and Sunday at Bicholim.

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

Now Sudirsukt Jagor all over Goa, translation of book in 4 languages

A group of writers and artists supporting Vishnu Wagh have formed action committee to reach out his controversial Konkani book Sudirsukt all over Goa and even outside Goa by holding public recitals as well as translating it in four different languages.





28 Oct 2017

Shiv Sena wants Mauvin to withdraw his statement on corruption or apologize

Shiv Sena has condemned the statement of Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho blaming the panchayat secretaries for corruption.

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.

28 Oct 2017

Carry proof of ‘Goan’ residence, or else you’ll be charged in GMC

If you are intending to go to Goa Medical College for treatment, please carry your valid documents of proof of residence in Goa. Or else you will be charged as a resident from outside Goa.





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

Girish files complaint over bogus names in Panaji electoral roll

AICC secretary Girish Chodankar has filed a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer about bogus names in the electoral roll of the Panaji constituency.

26 Oct 2017

Twin incidents mar bridge work in state

On Tuesday one of the huge construction cranes working at the New Mandovi bridge crashed into the river.And on Wednesday another crane at the construction of the new Zuari bridge toppled over.





26 Oct 2017

Fate of FIR against author, publisher of Sudir Sukt lies with the court

Bailancho Ekvott has said that the fate of the FIR lodged against the author of the book Sudhir Sukht and its publisher will be decided by the court.

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.

24 Oct 2017

Toilets ready by GTDC; But CRZ makes them a showpiece

This is ironical. But it gives an inkling on how much at cross purposes to each other government departments function.





24 Oct 2017

Dhirios legal, says former tourism minister

Former minister Mickky Pacheco has posed an open challenge before the Parrikar government by attending Dhirio in Betalbatim. According to him, the Assembly has already passed a bill to legalise Dhirio and policy simply cannot stop it.

23 Oct 2017

MGP not part of NDA, our workers have told us to prepare for LS polls: Deepak

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has said that it is not a part of the National Democratic Alliance and has just supported the BJP led government in the state.

23 Oct 2017

Salcette truck owners gherao officials over GPS activation

The truck owners from Salcette have claimed that the agency which is supposed to install and activate the GPS machines is not activating their machines despite paying the fees on time.





23 Oct 2017

India end decade win to win Asia Cup

India on Sunday ended their 10-year wait for continental triumph when they beat a gutsy Malaysia 2-1 in a nail-biting final to clinch their third Asia Cup hockey title

22 Oct 2017

Free medical camps were organized in the state on Sunday

Free medical camps were organized in the state on Sunday. One camp was organized by the Konkani Basha Mandal in Madgao and other in Kundai at Ponda.

22 Oct 2017

Another Sunday, another road accident, tragedy on Goan roads continues

It was another weekend in Kunkolli with similar fate on the national Highway stretch, which remained blocked for more than an hour after a fatal accident on Sunday morning.





21 Oct 2017

Borim locals want Govt to end their traffic woes

The traffic congestions from the Bythakhol junction in Borim to the bridge circle is quite a regular affair. Locals have to suffer daily as this narrow road till the bridge witnesses heavy traffic everyday and they can’t even cross the road properly at times.

21 Oct 2017

Green Goa Foundation threatens to file contempt petition against police, panchayat and municipalities

Green Goa Foundation has threatened to file a contempt petition against police, municipalities and village panchayats for not following the High Court directions vis-à-vis stray cattle on highways.

21 Oct 2017

Don’t interfere, constitute Council to decide Lit Award issue: Writers

Veteran Konkani writers and leaders have demanded to constitute the general council and leave the decision of literary awards to them, not the government.





18 Oct 2017

Goa gets into the mood of Diwali

Narkasurs dominated the streets of Goa on the eve of Diwali. But the real festival of lights and new year was celebrated in the homes on Wednesday morning across the state.

18 Oct 2017

Akash divo competition in Parra draws 549 entries

In the results declared in the Parra Akash divo competition, the first prize in the Calangute constituency was awarded to Khushi Narvekar while the first prize in Siolim constituency was given to Diptesh Salgaokar.

17 Oct 2017

Complaint filed against Sudirsukt writer & publishers

Controversy over the poetry collection of Vishnu Wagh Sudirsukt is not getting over.





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

Make farmers market at Margao Bus Stand, says Margao MLA

Margao MLA, Digambar Kamat has asked the government to acquire the open space within the Margao Kadamba Bus Stand and convert it into a farmers market for local vegetable vendors.





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.

16 Oct 2017

MGP MLA backs truckers' demand to raise transportation rate

Mining has still not started full swing. But the tussle over rates and routes has already heated up.

15 Oct 2017

Sankhali Muncipality inaugurates market renovation without inviting local MLA

The work of repairs and renovation of Sankhali market yard complex was inaugurated on Sunday. But in absence of local MLA Dr. Pramod Sawant.





15 Oct 2017

Swachch Bharat just another slogan in Goa

Swachch Bharat Abhiyan has not sunk in the minds of people as yet in Goa.

15 Oct 2017

3 vehicles damaged in Bambolim accident

3 vehicles were severely damaged in a road accident on the highway stretch at Army Camp Bambolim on Sunday morning.

14 Oct 2017

Bishop leads Fatima procession in Panaji

The annual procession of Our Lady of Fatima statue from the Bishop’s house to the church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception was held in Panaji on Friday.





14 Oct 2017

Verna Police arrest a rape accused

The cases of molestation are on rise and this is a matter of serious concern.

14 Oct 2017

Clear obstacles, avoid tragedies; Bicholim Municipality instructs vendors

The Bicholim market is at risk of being damaged in major fire tragedies.

14 Oct 2017

Goa Mahila Congress condemns Smriti’s remarks, demands apology

Goa Mahila Congress has demanded an apology from union minister Smriti Irani for passing derogatory remarks against Congresswomen recently.





12 Oct 2017

Why is PM Modi defending Jay Amit Shah, asks Congress

Congress has questioned why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is defending Jay Amit Shah, the son of National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

12 Oct 2017

Shop owners deamand removal of ‘No Entry’ in Mapusa market

The Shopkeepers and vendors in Mapusa market have demanded immediate removal of the No entry board in the Mapusa market area.

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.





12 Oct 2017

Dhempe College organizes mental health awareness programme

Dempo Charities Trust’s Dhempe College of Arts and Science Panaji and NGO Sangath Goa organized an awareness programme on mental health. The programme was titled Jagruti.

11 Oct 2017

NCP to approach court on open elections

The Nationalist Congress party has said that they would be approaching the courts to demand open elections in the university.

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

Sal locals stop illegal dumping of waste in village

The residents of Sal village in Bicholim are upset voice against dumping of waste by contractors and scrap yard owners in their village.

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.

01 Oct 2017

Mickky files application for release of documents seized by CBI

Former tourism minister Mickky Pacheco has filed an application in the Margao Sessions Court asking for copies of his documents seized by the Central Bureau of Investigation.





30 Sep 2017

Cong vitiating political atmosphere, attacking govt as corruption avenues blocked: CM

The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar tore into Congress leader Girish Chodankar for his statements made about the Bharatiya Janata Party and its treatment of its Bahujan Samaj cadres including leaders on Friday.

30 Sep 2017

Goa Kabaddi referee examination on 15th Oct

Referee Board of Goa Kabaddi Association is holding referee examinations for all Goans.

30 Sep 2017

Calangute parish rally for clean tourism on World Tourism Day

Calangute parishioners led by their parish Priest church took out a rally in support of clean tourism.





30 Sep 2017

Fatorda Police station inaugurated, Aires files first complaint against Vijai

The crime rate in Madgao was on rise and thus Government along with the Police department thought of dividing the workload by making a new police station in Fatorda.

30 Sep 2017

Cortalim panchayat wants Quelossim body to shift out

The Cortalim Panchayat body on Saturday demanded that the Quelossim Panchayat should be immediately shifted to a new premises.

30 Sep 2017

No step-motherly treatment for South Goa: Parrikar

Most of the Government offices present in North Goa will now have a sub-branch on par with its couther parts in South Goa also.





28 Sep 2017

CCTV cameras in Ponda turned to mere ‘showpieces’?

CCTV Cameras that were installed in the town of Ponda are not operational anymore.

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

TTAG predicts 55% fall in charter flight, tourism in danger this season

The Travel and Tourism Association has predicted a 50 % fall in charter flights arriving in Goa this season.





27 Sep 2017

Goa Tourism celebrates World Tourism Day

The Tourism Department, Goa Tourism Development Corporation and India Tourism and Travel and Tourism Association of Goa celebrated World Tourism Day on Wednesday.

27 Sep 2017

High Court sets new deadline of 9 Oct to shift Lucky 7 from Miramar

The High Court has given the ill-fated Lucky 7 vessel time till October 9 for it to be towed away.

27 Sep 2017

Worn out tyres of 108 ambulances pose a danger to patients

An ambulance carries a patient to a hospital to save his or her life.





27 Sep 2017

Highway widening work in Navelim begins

The National Highway 17 widening work in Naveli has begun.

26 Sep 2017

Goa could be the cleanest state in the country: Governor

Governor Dr Mridula Sinha, on Monday, said that Goa being a small state has bright chances to become the number one state under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

26 Sep 2017

Bardez Bazaar chairman accuses ex-chairman of committing frauds

Chairman of Bardez Bazaar Gurudas Sawal has accused former chairman of Bardez Bazaar Jaiwant Naik of blackmailing the committee members.





26 Sep 2017

Madgaokars told to apply for sewerage connections

Work on the underground sewage construction in and around Margao has started. Margao MLA Digambar Kamat inaugurated the construction on Tuesday.

25 Sep 2017

Too much traffic, no management in Mapusa

Shiv Sena met Traffic PI Tushar Vernekar and Mapusa PI Tushar Lotlikar on the issue of traffic congestion and traffic signals on Monday.

25 Sep 2017

Forum objects to letter to communidade bodies

The South Goa Communidade Forum has objected to the letter sent to Escrivaos of the South Goa communidade by the Administrator asking for details of the vacant communidade land.





25 Sep 2017

Calconda residents demand action against drugs peddler

Calconda residents submitted a memorandum to Margao Police demanding action against drug peddling in their area.

24 Sep 2017

Airport Taxi Union unites against illegalities, demand parking facility

The Airport Taxi Union has raised concerns and objections against the illegal parking of taxis alongside the highway opposite the Goa International Airport as it is causing several accidents these days.

24 Sep 2017

Photographers felicitated by Photojournalists Assn of Goa

A photojournalist at times expresses a lot from his one image which even the news article of thousand words fails. This is what Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said while praising the efforts of photojournalists during the annual day function on Sunday.





24 Sep 2017

Fatorda police station set to be inaugurated on Dussehra day

A police station in Fatorda constituency will soon become a reality.

24 Sep 2017

Volunteers clean Baina beach

Baina beach cleaning was organized by volunteers from the newly formed Goy Rajya Paryatan Kala Sanskrutik Mahotsav on Sunday.

23 Sep 2017

Youth Congress is no more ‘leader-centric’; it is ‘worker-centric’: Girish

AICC secretary and in-charge of National Students Union of India Girish Chodankar said that the Youth Congress organizational structure is transforming.





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

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.

23 Sep 2017

BJP starts ‘booth vistaaran yojna’ to encourage booth level party workers

The Bharatiya Janata Party will now start with its booth vistaaran yojana as part of pandeet deen dayal upadhyaay birth centenary.





21 Sep 2017

Carmona Anganwadi & Health Centre crying for basic infra

Broken ceilings, dripping water, overgrown bushes. The Carmona Anganwadi crying out for attention.

21 Sep 2017

Colombia becomes the first team to arrive for FIFA U-17

FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 set to begin in 15 days, Colombia became the first team to arrive in India for the tournament.

20 Sep 2017

Pre-season in Spain, FCGOA to travel on 7th Oct

A new-look FC Goa will fly to Murcia in Spain on 7th of October, for a run of pre-season games before the start of the 4th edition of the Hero Indian Super League.





20 Sep 2017

FC Bardez and Sporting to play Life Cup for Cancer Aid

Football lovers of Goa have come together to organise a charity match between Goa’s top professional teams FC Bardez Goa and Sporting Clube de Goa on September 23rd,

20 Sep 2017

Harmal local offers land to Tourism Dept to build toilet and parking facilities

A Harmal local has offered to give NOC to construct a parking lot, toilet facilities and access to the beach on his land.

19 Sep 2017

Priol still has no roads in the hilly terrain

Priol locals are an upset lot. Even in this time and age they cannot even take their two wheelers or 4 wheelers to their door steps. And why? Because either landlords,





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

Hero motorcop displays FIFA U17 trophy

The Hero Motorcop displayed the FIFA U17 World Cup Trophy 2017 at Hero showroom on Tuesday

19 Sep 2017

Madgaonkars to felicitate Dr. Venkatesh Hegde on Thursday

Madgaonkars will felicitate renowned Doctor and Social Worker Dr. Venkatesh Hegde on account of his 60th birthday. A special committee has been set up by citizens of Madgao for this felicitation function. The function will be held in a unique way.





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

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.

18 Sep 2017

Industry wants another FIR against Babu for IDC plots scandal

Opposition leader Babu Kavalekar is in more trouble as Goa’s industrialists have also turned against him.





18 Sep 2017

Karnataka artist's paintings on display at Bambolkar gallery

Art way, a solo art exhibition cum sale was organized at Bambolkar Art Gallery in Ponda on Monday.

18 Sep 2017

Vasco might soon get the renovated fire hydrant system

The port town of Vasco might soon have its age-old fire hydrant system in the market in fully operational condition.

18 Sep 2017

Salcete Muslims protest killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Salcete Muslim Forum held a rally on Monday in Madgao to protest the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. They want UNO as well as India to intervene and resolve the issue.





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.

17 Sep 2017

BJP observes Seva Diwas in Goa

Bharatiya Janata Party organized a clean-up drive on Seva Diwas in various constituencies on Sunday.





17 Sep 2017

First phase of 9 crore rupee Mayem Lake development project complete

The first phase of much-delayed Mayem lake development work is over. It is likely to be inaugurated this tourist season.

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.

14 Sep 2017

Lucky 7 still unlucky for Miramar beach

Is the Lucky 7 ever going to leave the Miramar shores? The company claims that the front of the vessel has been pulled so that it faces the sea.





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.

13 Sep 2017

It’s official. Goa to host 36th National Games in Nov ‘18

Finally the national games are in Goa. The 36th edition would be held in November next year. The Indian Olympic Association has given a go ahead.

13 Sep 2017

Cabinet clears IT startup policy, convention centre

The cabinet on Wednesday cleared the IT centric Goa start up policy and finalized anEDC driven special purpose vehicle to construct a convention centre and other infrastructure in the state. The project will come up at Dona Paula. The chief minister also said that the new enrolments for the DDSSY medical schemes will start from December. And as of now the renewals are on.





13 Sep 2017

Pvt Bus operators block Madgao bus stand as RTO challans them for violations

Private bus operators had a flash blockade of the Madgao KTC bus stand on Wednesday morning, alleging that RTO officers are harassing them by issuing challans.

12 Sep 2017

Is a minister also not safe in sobit Goem?

Aam Aadmi party has questioned the government as to what is the status of the aam admi if a minister in the cabinet says that he faces a threat to his life and has had to stop his walks due to that threat.

12 Sep 2017

Babu forced Mopa dhangars to transfer land: Mopa farmers

The Mopa Vimantall Xetkari Piditt Samiti alleged that local MLA and Tourism Minister Babu Ajgaonkar has forced 14 Dhangar families to sign away their rights on Mopa airport land. This was contrary to the National Green Tribunal order on the matter.





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

Reginald urges health minister to start organ transport facility at GMC hospital

Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco has urged the Health Minister to start full-fledged organ transplant facility at Goa Medical College and Hospital. He said the Government should not support a private hospital with special permission in this regard.





11 Sep 2017

Lucky Seven; already a disaster?

The grounded vessel Lucky 7 is still firmly entrenched on Miramar beach. The latest attempt to pull it out on Monday was an ill-conceived and unplanned disaster.

11 Sep 2017

Goa bans sea-swim after 7 pm, also cooking on the beaches

The government will bring in a law to ban swimming on Goan beaches after 7 in the evening in a bid to control instances of drowning.

11 Sep 2017

Municipal property owned by Pvt parties, MMC orders inquiry

Mormugao Municipal Council has initiated an inquiry into its properties which are occupied by some private parties or government departments.





11 Sep 2017

Vasco church square to be beautified

St Andrews Church Square in Vasco will be soon beautified.