Goa church disagrees with govt over land plan

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Goa church’s wing, The Council for Social Justice and Peace, has expressed its disagreement with the process of formulation of the Goa Regional Plan-2021. “The recent move to open the RPG-2021 for public suggestions appears more of an excuse to accommodate land use changes by appearing to give an impression that the planning is participatory, …

GTDC to partner Sunburn-Goa 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015


The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) will be partnering with popular electronic dance and music festival ‘Sunburn Goa’ for this year’s edition, which is set to begin on December 27 on the famous Vagator beach. “We are delighted to have Goa Tourism as our tourism partner. We are thankful to them for acknowledging the contribution …

Navy conducts Families Day at sea in Goa

Saturday, December 19, 2015


As part of Navy Day 2015 celebrations, a Families Day at sea was conducted in Goa onboard IN Ships Mysore, Tarkash and Cankarso. Goa Governor Mridula Sinha embarked onboard INS Mysore as Chief Guest with over 1000 families and guest of Naval personnel and defence civilian employers yesterday. Rear Admiral Puneet K Bahl, VSM Flag …

Former Goa MLAs announce formation of new political party

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


With an eye on the 2017 state elections, two former Goa MLAs announced formation of a new political party. Former legislators Pandurang Raut and Prakash Phadte have announced to form – ‘Goa Praja Party’, which will for now contest 10 seats of the total 40 in the upcoming Assembly polls. “Goa is getting bad name …

Goa government transfers 18 senior officers

Monday, December 14, 2015


The Goa government has transferred state’s Tourism Director and 17 other senior officers due to “indiscipline” in various departments. State Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, reacting on the matter, said the transfers have been ordered owing to indiscipline in various departments. “We had conducted surprise inspections across all the departments and we found that government servants …

GoAir launches special flights to Goa to tap holiday rush

Friday, December 11, 2015


Budget carrier GoAir is all set to cater to holiday rush during Christmas and New Year, with special flights to Goa from key. The additional flights to Goa will be operated from Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad between December 18 and January 5 next year. The airline plans to fly a total of 23 services …

‘Goa govt’s move to legalise bullfights – vote bank politics’

Friday, December 11, 2015


An animal rights group termed as “vote bank politics” the Goa government’s purported move to “legalise” bullfighting, which it said is a profit-driven entertainment. “Their entire move of forming a House Committee and creating hope in the minds of people of legalising the (bull) fights, is nothing but an attempt to get people in their …

Goa govt yet to give nod to ‘Sunburn’, ‘Supersonic’ festivals

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Pnaji: Goa tourism department is yet to give a formal approval to the electronic dance music (EDM) festivals ‘Sunburn’ and ‘Supersonic’ scheduled to be held later this month in the beach state. “A committee which is supposed to provide single window clearance for both these events is yet to submit me the proposal for approval,” …

Role of armed forces getting wider now: Goa Governor

Wednesday, December 09, 2015


The responsibilities of armed forces are increasing each passing day as the jawans not only guard borders but also assist in tackling internal disturbances and fighting terrorism, Governor Mridula Sinha said today. “A jawan of the armed forces works for the nation and even after his retirement he is committed to work for the society …

Goa River Marathon 2015 to be held on Dec 13

Monday, December 07, 2015


The 6th edition of the Goa River Marathon (GRM) will be held on December 13 at Chicalim SAG ground at Vasco. For the first time in Goa, the event will have the full marathon of 42.2kms, at par with international events standard, an official release said. The GRM will also have a 10km half-marathon. With …

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