Goa to shut loan settlement scheme for mining dependents

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


The Goa government has decided to wind up its ambitious scheme providing one-time settlement of bank loans of people dependent on iron ore mining industry, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said. The scheme will be wind up on Thursday due to poor response from borrowers, who have piled up huge loan liabilities in different national and …

Goa seeks to defer hosting National Games

Friday, March 18, 2016


Goa has sought to defer hosting National Games owing to the possibility of early assembly elections, Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said. “The National Games were tentatively finalized from November 5-19. However, due to the possibility of an early Assembly elections, the state has requested the Indian Olympic Association to defer the hosting of the Games …

Goa: Economic Survey Report To Be Tabled In Next Session

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Goa government will not table the Economic Survey report of the state during the ongoing Assembly session. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told reporters that the government will table the crucial Economic Survey report during the next session of the state Assembly. “There is no compulsion to table it during the Budget session, though traditionally it …

Def Expo: Govt begins inquiry into notices issued to agitators

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Goa Government today initiated inquiry into the notices issued by South Goa district administration today against the agitators protesting Defence Expo to be held later this month. “Deputy collector has a right to issue notices to the people if he fears law and order situation. He can use his quasi-judicial authority. Still, I will inquire …

46 countries to participate in Defence Expo in Goa

Monday, March 14, 2016


The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has come out strongly in support of the defence exhibition (DefExpo), saying that it “should be strongly leveraged to develop ‘Brand Goa’ in many ways”. With more than 977 companies and 46 countries registering for the upcoming Defence Expo scheduled in Goa, the Defence Ministry has said the event …

Over 5,000 participants to run in Goa Marathon

Saturday, March 12, 2016


The fifth edition of half Marathon will kick off on Sunday from the Sports Authority of Goa ground, Campal, organised by the El Shaddai Charitable Trust in association with the Goa Athletic Association, Council of the City of Panjim and the Goa Tourism Development Corporation. It will attract more than 5,000 marathoners from across the …

‘Pinkathon’ for awareness on breast cancer in Goa on Apr 17

Wednesday, March 09, 2016


‘Pinkathon’, a marathon exclusively for women to create awareness about breast cancer, will be held in Goa on April 17. The 10-km run for breast cancer awareness will be held in association with Miracle Munj and Vasco Sports Club on April 17 at Miramar. “This is an initiative of India Going Pink, a concept initiated …

Five tourists fall off cliff while clicking selfie in Goa

Thursday, March 03, 2016


With newspapers and channels full of news about people getting killed due to selfies, there are many people who refuse to learn. In another incident of a selfie becoming an expensive affair, five tourists were injured, two of them severely, when they fell off a cliff while clicking selfies at Anjuna village. Goa police have …

Musicians hail Ketevan Music Fest in Old Goa

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Panaji: Renowned flautist Rakesh Chaurasia, who is performing at the ongoing Ketevan World Sacred Music Festival in old Goa, feels that the event has served as a unique platform to bring diverse artistes together. The three-day long festival began last evening in the ancient precincts of Old Goa in the Church Heritage Complex. It includes …

Fake call centre busted, 2 held

Sunday, February 07, 2016


With the arrest of two persons, Delhi Police in association with its Gujarat counterpart busted a fake call centre operating from Mayur Vihar area which allegedly used to lure people by offering insurance policies with lucrative bonus and tour packages. According to officials of Crime Branch of Delhi Police, the gang has cheated people of …

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