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Church in Goa flags environment preservation as ’emergency before humankind’
Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Archbishop Ferrao’s message comes at a time when Goa is faced with a number of issues with environment conservation.

400 yrs later, Georgia saint-queen returns home — from Goa church
Sun, Jul 11, 2021

The relics of Queen Ketevan, revered as Ketevan the Martyr, had been taken to Goa where they remained hidden in a church complex until their discovery in 2005.

Coastal Zone Management Plan public hearing stretches past midnight in Goa
Fri, Jul 09, 2021

The National Green Tribunal had, last month, ordered the Goa government to hold fresh public hearings after the Goa Foundation had moved the NGT against the alleged deficiencies in the conduct of public hearings held by the state government on March 7.

Goa: Restaurants, bars allowed to reopen at half capacity
Sun, Jul 04, 2021

The Goa government has extended curfew in the state till July 12, but has allowed relaxations.

Goa may allow entry to fully vaccinated people without negative test report
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

Earlier this week, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had said that the government is planning to allow entry of fully vaccinated persons into Goa. He, however, said that at this stage this pertained to those coming into Goa for business and not for tourism.

In Goa, activists, environmentalists, oppose railway move to acquire land for infra
Tue, Jun 29, 2021

The doubling of the railway line is one of the three projects in Goa that have met with opposition from environmentalists and locals who shaped the ‘Save Mollem’ movement since November 2020.

Serious oxygen supply issues at Goa hospital in May: HC
Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Disposing of all but one PIL filed by the South Goa Advocates Association related to Covid-19 management, a division bench of Justices M S Sonak and M S Jawalkar said it was neither possible nor advisable for the court to micromanage issues related to Covid-19.

Probe into deaths due to lack of oxygen will demoralise staff: Goa
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane had stoked a controversy when he claimed on May 11 that 26 people had died in the early hours of that day in Goa Medical College and Hospital due to drop in oxygen levels and sought a High Court inquiry into the matter.

Goa: Petitioners suggest commission to identify oxygen deaths
Tue, Jun 15, 2021

The state government is expected to file its reply to the 30-page chart of suggestions made by the petitioners. The court will hear the case further on June 17.

Goa to act against pvt hospitals for not reporting 67 Covid deaths
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

The lapse came to light while the health department was reviewing data related to Covid-19 in which some hospitals had reported no deaths.

Proposal of premarital counselling for couples: After plan scrapped, Goa minister to approach CM with more data
Sun, Jun 06, 2021

Cabral now plans to approach Chief Minister Pramod Sawant with more data to get him to consider the proposal again.

Tarun Tejpal acquittal: Goa says order ‘coloured by prejudice, patriarchy’
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

High Court of Bombay expected to hear amended appeal on Wednesday

‘Rise in divorces’, Goa to start premarital counselling
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

The Department of Registration will carry out the programme in the 15 days between registration and solemnisation of marriages.

Tejpal case: Goa court cites chats, photos, puts question marks on woman
Sat, May 29, 2021

In a 527-page judgment, Additional Sessions Judge Kshama Joshi, has cited the woman’s sexual relationships in the past, her views on consensual sex, drinking, smoking, among other things.

Tarun Tejpal verdict astonishing, erroneous, says Goa, seeks early appeal hearing
Fri, May 28, 2021

The state government Thursday pushed for its early hearing, saying “we owe it to our girls” and that the acquittal order is “erroneous in law” and “unsustainable”.

Acquitting Tejpal, court: Woman did not behave like sexual assault victim
Wed, May 26, 2021

Ruling there was no medical evidence and there were “facts” that “create doubt on (her) truthfulness,” the court said the woman’s messages to the accused “clearly establish” that she was neither “traumatised nor terrified” and this “completely belies” the prosecution's case.

Goa court acquits journalist Tarun Tejpal in 2013 rape case
Fri, May 21, 2021

Tejpal was facing trial for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel elevator in 2013.

At Goa hospital with oxygen tank, deaths down, so are cases
Thu, May 20, 2021

Goa’s largest treatment facility for Covid-19 patients and the only one treating very critical patients, GMCH accounts for most of its daily coronavirus deaths.

Medical infra will collapse if no curbs on Goa entry: High Court
Wed, May 19, 2021

On May 6, the High Court had directed the state government to stop the entry of those coming to Goa without a Covid-19 negative report from a test taken not more than 72 hours prior.

Goa govt has rethink: Can’t link deaths, O2
Sun, May 16, 2021

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, who had first highlighted the deaths, said Saturday “you cannot co-relate a particular death to a particular situation”.

For the lack of oxygen
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

From Goa Medical College Hospital to Jaipur Golden and Batra in New Delhi last month; from Nashik to Chamrajnagar. Across cities and towns SOSs went out 24 by 7. By the time High Courts and the Supreme Court prodded governments to act, it was too late for many.

Nightmare runs on in Goa hospital: 15 more die as oxygen dips
Fri, May 14, 2021

The state's largest Covid facility reported 15 more deaths between 2 am and 6 am on Thursday as oxygen supply pressure dipped.

Night ‘horror’: Patients, doctors all had raised alarms on Goa oxygen crisis
Thu, May 13, 2021

Six days before the 26 deaths, Goa Association of Resident Doctors wrote to the GMCH Dean flagging the crisis at night.

Goa hospital deaths: High Court calls situation grim; dean admits oxygen issues, deaths
Thu, May 13, 2021

The High Court of Bombay at Goa called the situation in the state’s largest coronavirus facility “quite grim”, and said deaths under such conditions are a violation of the fundamental Right to Life.

26 deaths in Goa hospital, Health Minister says CM ‘misguided’
Wed, May 12, 2021

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane called for a High Court probe into the deaths at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

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