Free Internet data, talktime for Goa youth from December 5

Sunday, December 04, 2016


Panaji: In line with the central government’s Digital India initiative, the Goa Government will launch its ambitious scheme providing limited free talk time and Internet data to the youth in the state on Monday. “Goa Yuva Sanchar Yojana will be unveiled on Monday. It will be launched across the state providing 100 minutes talk time …

Goa to host world’s best travel bloggers in a bid to promote

Friday, November 04, 2016


Goa is set to host 15 of the world’s best travel bloggers between November 12-22 to showcase its rich cultural diversity, history, food, adventure and luxury experience. “The event being billed as ‘Escape2Goa’ partners with social enterprise, Leave UR Mark, and is expected to reach 4.5 million people across 30 countries digitally, 5 languages and …

Goa’s renowned perfume specialist found dead in Apartment

Friday, October 07, 2016


Panaji: The naked body of a renowned woman perfume specialist, Monica Ghurde, was found at her residence in a village near Panaji, with police suspecting that she was raped and murdered. “We received information about the incident late Thursday’s night. We found her body in naked condition while the flat was burgled,” Police Inspector Rajesh Kumar, …

PoK strikes: Cong slams Parrikar’s felicitation

Monday, October 03, 2016


GOA: Goa Congress on Monday criticised the felicitation planned by state BJP unit for Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar here over the surgical strikes by the Army in PoK, saying the BJP was trying to “sell” the anti-terror operation to extract political gains. “What is needed is motivating our armed forces and if the BJP wants …

BJP for alliance with MGP; latter says only on its terms

Thursday, September 22, 2016


While BJP legislators in Goa today unanimously favoured continuance of alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party for the next year’s Goa Assembly polls, the latter said it will go it alone if not offered “satisfactory” terms. “Till now there have been no talks of alliance with BJP. When talks start, we will not compromise on the …

Goa Church organ rejects draft Goa tourism masterplan

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Ahead of the crucial public hearing on the draft tourism masterplan and policy, Goa Church’s Centre for Responsible Tourism (CRT) today rejected the document alleging that locals were excluded from the process. “Having read the news about the public hearing to be conducted by the Department of Tourism on the draft tourism masterplan and policy …

4 persons, including a woman, have been arrested for allegedly forcing in flesh trade

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Four persons, including a woman, have been arrested for allegedly forcing a girl into flesh trade near here, police said today. “Four persons, including a woman, had brought the girl from Mumbai to Kolhapur and from there to Goa, where she was pushed into flesh trade and sexually abused for over a month by different …

Goa polls: AAP to declare 1st list of candidates in Sept

Tuesday, August 09, 2016


AAP will announce its first list of candidates for Goa Assembly polls in September. “The first set of eight to ten candidates will be announced in the first or second week of September,” partys Goa unit spokesman Rupesh Shinkre told PTI. “In certain constituencies, people have already recommended names of candidates. The volunteers and people …

Goa: Water sports allowed in rivers, not in sea during monsoon

Monday, July 11, 2016


Panaji, Jul 11 (PTI) Goa government has allowed water sports activity in the state’s rivers while banned it in the sea during the ongoing monsoon season. Captain of Ports Department, in a circular issued last week, allowed the water sports activity in Goa’s inland water between June to August with the condition that it should …

Goa IG prison Elvis Gomes opts for VRS

Friday, July 01, 2016


Panaji,(PTI): Goa Inspector General of Prison, Elvis Gomes, booked by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), has opted for voluntary retirement, with Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza today saying “victimisation” of the officer could be the reason behind his decision. The officer, who has been booked in connection with a land conversion case, submitted his request for …

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