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Friday, February 28, 2020



Section 144 lifted in North Goa ahead of carnival

February 17, 2020 10:06 pm

The decision to revoke the order comes ahead of the Goa Carnival beginning on February 22, when the state attracts tourists from around the world.

Goa Speaker disallowed starred question on Sanatan Sanstha: Congress

February 05, 2020 2:27 am

According to the MLA, the question was put forward in the Monsoon Session but didn’t make it to the board. It was later listed as a “Postponed” and “Starred question” and was listed for Tuesday’s House hours.

Goa Assembly first to pass congratulatory motion for CAA: Pramod Sawant

February 04, 2020 5:33 pm

The state Assembly on Monday passed the motion congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for enacting CAA, amid a walkout by members of the opposition Congress and Goa Forward Party.

Goa govt website seeks suggestions to manage finances

January 28, 2020 3:27 am

The state government has borrowed Rs 2,081 crore this financial year, with another set of borrowings expected in two more quarters.

Goa govt drops Faye D'Souza's name from speakers at Kosambi festival for anti-CAA views

January 26, 2020 4:17 am

Goa’s Art and Culture Minister Govind Gawade said D’Souza's name was dropped to avoid "mess and chaos".

Explained: What is Epiphany festival, and who are the 3 kings celebrated on this day?

January 09, 2020 8:15 am

In Goa, the celebration is known by its Portuguese name ‘Festa dos Reis’, and in parts of Kerala by its Syriac name ‘Denha’.

Flak over Goa beach revelry: Minister says situation tricky

January 03, 2020 4:18 am

The video from Calangute shows several tourists falling on the beach or sleeping in the cold even as others can be seen consuming liquor — an offence.

Citing Nobel numbers, Goa Governor raises low spending on education

January 02, 2020 7:07 am

Speaking at a function organised by the National Institute of Oceanography in Panaji, Malik said inadequate government spending on education and research could be the reason behind the low number of Nobel winners from the country.

At Goa fest, singers held for song, CAB scribbles a trouble

December 19, 2019 4:35 am

On the same day, a visual arts exhibition curated by Sudarshan Shetty at the prestigious event was briefly shut after visitors scribbled slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on blank canvases.

Four musicians held for 'insulting religious sentiments of Hindus' in Goa festival

December 18, 2019 9:32 pm

According to the IO, the complaint stated that the word 'Om' was used alongside abusive words like 'Ullu ka Pattha' in the lyrics. The musicians refused to comment or speak at the police station.


Sushmita Sen isn’t over brother Rajeev Sen's Goa wedding

June 19, 2019 10:08 am

Sushmita Sen's brother Rajeev Sen got married to TV actor Charu Asopa. The couple had a three-day destination wedding in Goa.

Sneak peak into the world’s first feni cellar, set to open in Goa this month

January 07, 2019 7:42 am

The world’s lone feni cellar will officially open to public this month in Goa.

TripAdvisor's top 10 Indian beaches for 2016

February 29, 2016 5:14 pm

Based on votes from millions of travellers nationwide and worldwide, here's a list of the Top 10 beaches in India that made it to Trip Advisor's list of Best Indian beaches for 2016.

PM Narendra Modi on board INS Vikramaditya

June 15, 2014 12:03 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated India's largest warship INS Vikramaditya to the nation.


Goa village wants to go dry

August 21, 2018 12:43 pm

Goa agriculture minister tells farmers say 'Om rom jum sah' for better output

July 04, 2018 12:04 pm

Goa agriculture minister Vijay Sardesai has told farmers to meditate for 20 minutes in their fields saying 'Om Rum Jum Sah' to improve their output. The minister insists that this is a scientific method.

Goa Carnival attracts tourists in large number

February 08, 2016 10:43 am

Panji, Feb 08 (ANI): A colourful carnival drew hundreds of tourists in Panaji city. International and local artists mersmerised people with their performances and paraded on the streets. Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said Goa has invited 12 artists from the U.K. and South Africa for the four-day long carnival. Colourful tableaus were paraded on the streets on the third day of the carnival, depicting the cultural heritage of Goa and the influence of Portuguese culture. Local and international tourists alike enjoyed the carnival, hoping to witness more in the coming days. The carnival, which will end on Tuesday, marks merriment and precedes the 40 days of Lent observed before Easter.

My relations with Lt Gen Jacob were friendly: Parrikar

January 14, 2016 10:52 am

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): After the demise of Lieutenant General (Retired) Jack Farj Rafael Jacob, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that he had very different and friendly relations with him. Appreciating Lt. Gen. Jacob he said that he was a straight forward man and his contributions played a very vital role in the development of the country. He further asserted that he developed good relations with him when he was governor of Goa. Lt. Gen. Jacob, 92, passed away on Wednesday morning following a 13-days illness. He played the key role in India's victory in the India-Pakistan war of 1971.

Sent MLAs to Brazil to promote football: Manohar Parrikar

June 13, 2014 1:00 pm

Goa CM says media has created a negative image about politics