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Goa govt urges state election panel to defer panchayat polls by 3 months

May 25, 2022 10:41 pm

Elections to 186 village panchayats were expected to be held in June since their term comes to an end on June 19.

In Goa, house break-in with a message of 'love'

May 25, 2022 5:55 pm

Thieves allegedly decamped with jewellery worth Rs 20 lakh and cash worth Rs 1.5 lakh from a bungalow and left behind a message "I Love U" on a TV screen.

AAP appoints Amit Palekar as Goa chief, other office-bearers

May 25, 2022 2:25 am

Party's two MLAs — Venzy Viegas and Cruz Silva — who made an entry into the Goa Legislative Assembly for the first time have both been named as working presidents of the state unit.

Vagheri Hill to be declared eco-sensitive area, says Goa forest minister

May 24, 2022 4:21 pm

Rane said that he would instruct his department to monitor the state’s eco-sensitive areas using satellite and Google imagery every 15 days.

A new chopper service in Goa will shorten the distance between its north and south

May 22, 2022 7:11 pm

The helicopter will take off from near Fort Aguda in the north. The destination in the south suitable for a helipad is yet to be decided

In $60-million UN scandal, a $2.5-million housing investment in Goa — and no house to show for it

May 16, 2022 3:48 pm

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), which deals with operational projects, had entrusted the entire sum to a single British businessman and now faces $22 million in bad debts, as per a New York Times Report earlier this month.

Goa govt to develop eco-tourism in forest areas

May 14, 2022 2:15 pm

Taking to Twitter on Friday, state minister Vishwajit Rane said that discussions were held with officials of the forest department for the development of eco-tourism and to improve infrastructure in wildlife sanctuaries in the state.

On cancelling clearance to railway double tracking in Goa, SC points to effects on biodiversity and ecology

May 11, 2022 11:56 am

The Supreme Court bench observed that the landscape through which the railway line was proposed to pass was an important tiger corridor.

SC sets aside NBWL clearance for railway doubling in Karnataka-Goa route

May 10, 2022 2:23 am

The apex court said “that it does not find any justification for the track as it “will destroy the fragile ecosystem of the Western Ghats.

'Amazing sighting!' Black panther spotted in Goa, govt to track it, says Vishwajit Rane

May 09, 2022 12:48 pm

Black panther spotted: Goa forest department on Sunday released a picture of the black panther caught on camera in South Goa's Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary on April 25.


In pics: Artists showcased their works at 'Boundaries', an exhibition at Goa Open Arts Festival

May 05, 2022 11:55 am

A exhibition brought together the different forms of containment – from the human body to the family home, and the idea of a ‘community’

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

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:24 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