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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Smita Nair


No, Ayurveda did not cure Prince Charles of Covid-19, office denies claims of AYUSH minister Shripad Naik
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

Ella Lynch, a spokesperson for the Prince of Wales, told The Indian Express “The Prince of Wales followed the medical advice of the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK and nothing more.”

‘Struggling to feed our workers as MLAs diverting supplies to their areas’: Goa industries body chief
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Damodar Kochkar, Goa State Industries Association president, says while they are trying to help their labourers, 'at some stage, we expect the government to take charge'.

Goa: 10 days into lockdown, steps taken to ensure smooth supplies, check hoarding
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Goans have been complaining of a lack of essential supplies. The goods that are available are being sold at sky-high prices, residents claim.

COVID-19 lockdown: Pantry staff of two trains stranded without money, food near Goa
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

"I lied to my family for some days, but my wife realised something was wrong. For the past two days, I have been convincing her I will return alive," 28-year-old Bhupendra Singh says.

Coronavirus lockdown: Anger, chaos in Goa as supplies run out
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

What sharpened the anger over the food supplies running dry were videos that did the rounds of social media on Sunday of CISF personnel beating and getting locals to do squats.

Covid-19: Goa seals borders, restricts entry of tourist vehicles
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Goa sources bulk of its vegetables and other edible essentials from its neighbouring states, Karnataka and Maharashtra, and the order stated that only those vehicles would be allowed interstate travel.

Wendell’s Goa: How a sleepy village fell in love with a gay ‘ladies tailor’
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Rodricks’s generosity and memories of his humility now seam a village. His benevolence speaks across the village, in the local gym, and the village schools where toppers receive a scholarships in the name of his parents, Felix and Greta.

DM imposes Section 144 in North Goa citing ‘terror threat’, police say ‘no such intel’
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

While Goa Police admitted it was a routine order, the confusion they said was on the “first few lines” as there was “no valuable input on intelligence threat with us at this stage”.

Wendell Rodricks: The storyteller of Ambeanni, Goa’s iconic mango grove
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

How Wendell Rodricks fought for six mango trees that stood as markers of memory

Digitisation is helping the Goa govt to better track liquor production, boost revenues
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

The online repository, named Goa Excise Management System, today has a live interface with over 7,000 bars, and around 60 distilleries and manufacturing units, with over 2,000 liquor labels registered.

Right To Public Spaces: In Goa, Republic Day celebrated by ‘reclaiming beach’
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Goans descended on the beach on Sunday to celebrate a 2009 Supreme Court order in a landmark case against “privatisation of the beach” by Cidade De Goa beach hotels — owned by Fomento Resorts and Hotels Limited.

At Margao, first anti-CAA protest backed by Goa Church
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

The organisers ensured none of the MLAs who sat in the audience were invited to the stage, with the scheduled list of speakers including rationalist and writer Damodar Mauzo, former state election commissioner Prabhakar Timble and tribal leader Rama Kankona, among others.

‘Poetry, for me, is an archive of social relations’
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Konkani poet Neelba Khandekar on the controversy over his Sahitya Akademi-winning volume of poetry.

Akademi Award winner shut out by Goa: ‘Objectionable content’ in poem
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Khandekar told The Indian Express that he was told by the officers in the Akademi that Sneha Morajkar, the then acting President had cancelled the order citing “objectionable and obscene content”.

Sign of 3: With paint, social media and hashtag, ushering in road safety in Goa
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

With the fierce Goa monsoon damaging village and tourist roads, and the state government’s casual response to the number of road accidents — 264 deaths in 2018, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) — Rodrigues reached out using a language that is uniquely Goan.

Goa: Tigress, 3 cubs poisoned, 3 locals held
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Officials privy to the probe said the accused allegedly poisoned the animals because they had killed a cow and a buffalo belonging to them.

In Goa school curriculum, lessons from ground on sanitation, waste management, traffic sense
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Chairman of the Goa Education Development Corporation (GEDC), established under Goa Education Development Corporation Act, 2003, Kanta Patnekar said, “The review showed the need for these subjects. The response from students and teachers was encouraging.”

Goa Serendipity Arts Festival: Art work shut, Assam poet says no one wants our voice to be heard
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

The exhibition, curated by Sudarshan Shetty at the prestigious festival, was briefly shut Wednesday after visitors scribbled slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on blank canvases.

At Goa fest, singers held for song, CAB scribbles a trouble
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

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.

Goa steps up vigilance, finds a way to make its beaches safer in tourist season
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

A pilot project involving Indian Reserve Battalion personnel and a private firm’s wardens does the trick.