Woman dies of monkey fever in Goa

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Panaji: A 45-year-old woman from a remote area in Sattari taluka of Goa died of monkey fever, state health officials said on Tuesday. “Gulabi Gawas who was being treated at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) died yesterday,” a senior official attached to Directorate of Health Services said. The woman was admitted to GMCH five …

Goa court grants ex-parte interim bail to ex-CM Kamat in Mining Scam

Monday, April 24, 2017


The Panaji District and Sessions Court on Monday granted ex-parte interim bail to former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat in connection with the 2013 mining scam case. The court ordered to release him after furnishing a bail bond of Rs one lakh. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) had last week issued another summon to Kamat …

SIT issues second summons to Kamat in illegal mining case

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Panaji: The Special Investigation Team of the Goa Crime Branch has summoned former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Monday in connection with investigations into the illegal mining scam, after he skipped the summons earlier week. Kamat has been asked to remain present before Special Investigation Team of Goa Crime Branch on Monday (April 24). He …

Panchayat bodies polls in Goa on June 25

Thursday, April 20, 2017


The elections to all 186 panchayat bodies in Goa would be held on June 25, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said. “The elections for the panchayat bodies would be held on June 25. We have also decided to reduce the canvassing period from 15 days to 10 days,” Parrikar told reporters here yesterday. ALSO READ: Adani …

Goa beaches to have CCTV surveillance

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Goa is now all set to install CCTV cameras on the beaches in order to increase surveillance and safety in the tourist spots of Goa. The first phase of installing cameras will start from along the coastline of North Goa according to the Tourism Minister Manohar Anjgaonkar. “The government has allocated funds under the Union …

CCTV camera installation starts on Goa beaches

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Panaji: Installation of CCTV cameras on Goa’s beaches had started and the first phase would cover the coastline of North Goa, tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Wednesday. The government had obtained funds for this drive under the Union Government’s Swadesh Darshan scheme, he said. ALSO READ: NewsMobile Reality Check: BJP get an edge in Delhi Civic …

Goa airport to be partially shut for 5 days for upgrading the runway

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Flight operations from the Goa airport will be affected next week due to partial closure of the runway. According to a NOTAM issued by the airport authorities to the domestic airlines, the runway will remain closed for operations from April 17 to April 21 for specific hours due to upgradation work. ALSO READ: SC orders TN …

Adios to all the late night parties in Goa as govt is all set to ban them in the next two weeks!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Minister for water resources and Siolim MLA Vinod Palyekar claimed that the police crackdown on late night parties in Vagator area of Goa resulted in shutting down most of them. The minister promised to put a complete standstill on the loud music parties in the next two weeks. “We have already stopped 80% of these parties. Within …

Goa – the melting pot foodies

Thursday, April 06, 2017


Foodies Rejoice!!  Goa welcomes visitors not only to its picturesque beaches and traditional food but it also takes good care of the taste palette of people from across the globe offering a wide range of continental or western cuisines like steak, pastas, risotto and cafreal, which are getting popular with tourists.Continental or western food is …

Hot Air balloon creates panic in yet another Goa village

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Panic gripped gullible residents of a village in South Goa when a hot air balloon–which is part of the state government’s tourism initiative–landed in their locality this morning. The incident took place 9.30 AM in Raia village located on Margao-Ponda highway, 35 km from here. Fear-stricken villagers raised an alarm on seeing the hot air …

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