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  • Body of missing Lieutenant recovered from fuselage of Navy aircraft that crashed off Goa coast 3 days ago

    Panaji: The Body of missing Lieutenant Abhinay Nagori has been recovered from the fuselage of the ill fated Navy Dornier aircraft that crashed in sea on Tuesday. Second Naval officer, Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat's body was recovered on Thursday evening. INS Makar, a naval hydrographic vessel, had also detected a large metallic object...
  • Some officers call Christians as 'pig eaters', Goa MLA tells House 4 days ago

    Panaji: A legislator on Thursday shocked the Goa Assembly when he claimed that some of the government officers in South district called Christians as "pig eaters". "Some government officers in the hospitals speak in a very bad manner. I feel ashamed to say that some of the officers in South...
  • Navy surveillance aircraft crashes in Goa; two officers missing 6 days ago

    Panaji: An Indian Navy surveillance aircraft crashed about 25 nautical miles south-west off Goa with two officers on-board missing. A Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, crashed on Tuesday at around 11 pm and two officers on board have gone missing, navy sources said. A...
  • Goa government to present Budget on March 25 1 week ago

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will present his first ever budget on the floor of the House on March 25. The Business Advisory Committee report, which was tabled on the floor of the House today, says that the annual financial statement for the year 2015-16 would be presented on March...
  • Two Goa BJP MLAs hope Manohar Parrikar will be PM 1 week ago

    Panaji: Goa Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a resolution congratulating former chief minister Manohar Parrikar who was elevated as defence minister last year, even as two BJP MLAs hoped the BJP stalwart will become prime minister in future. "We should not be surprised if we see Parrikar as prime minister...
  • Swine flu virus to die as temperatures rise: Goa minister March 21, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Health Minister Francis D'Souza said the swine flu virus will die automatically when the mercury will rise in the state with the advent of summer and the situation was under control. Speaking to IANS on Friday on the sidelines of a book release function at the state secretariat here,...
  • Beef an integral part of Goa cuisine, cannot be banned, says CM Parsekar March 21, 2015

    Panaji: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states of Maharashtra and Haryana banned beef, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that there will be no such ban in his state. Parsekar said beef is an integral part of the cuisine of the minority community of the state which constitute nearly...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 15, 2015

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  • Goa government clarifies Gandhi Jayanti not cancelled from holiday list, CM calls it a printing mistake March 15, 2015

    Panaji: After dropping Gandhi Jayanti from the list of official holidays, the Goa government has clarified that the Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti holiday (October 2, 2015) has not been cancelled. Goa government's official calendar has already listed Gandhi Jayanti (October 15, 2015) as a holiday. Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar also rubbished...
  • BJP-led Goa government drops Gandhi Jayanti from list of official holidays March 15, 2015

    Panaji: The Bharatiya Janata Party Goa government is embroiled in a fresh controversy after it scrapped Gandhi Jayanti which is celebrated on October 2 from its list of official holidays. The Congress slammed the move saying that it is a national holiday and must be observed. Congress leader Anand Sharma said,...
  • Saif Ali Khan's 'Go Goa Gone' to release in Japan March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Saif Ali Khan's zombie-comedy 'Go Goa Gone' will be released in Japan on March 21. The 2013 film directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, also featured Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Puja Gupta and Anand Tiwari. "The Japanese market has shown a fair appetite for Indian films. After the...
  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad says it will arrange reconversions in Goa if people want February 27, 2015

    Panaji: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday said it would "facilitate" reconversions in Goa if the local people wanted it. "Thousands of years ago, Hindus in Goa were converted to Christianity. If they want to come back and if they contact VHP, we will facilitate their return to Hinduism," said Dada...
  • Goa miners expect scrapping export duty on iron ore in Union Budget February 27, 2015

    Panaji: Mining industry players in Goa on Friday said they are expecting the central government to scrap export duty on iron ore in the Budget on Saturday. Experts said the move is much needed for survival of the beleaguered industry in the state. The government has currently imposed 30 per cent...
  • Dawood gang member Shyam Kishor held in Goa February 15, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Police have arrested a Dawood Ibrahim gang member who was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and involved in 18 other major crimes, including the JJ hospital shootout. Shyam Kishor Garikapatti, originally from Pune and associated with the D-gang for the last two decades, was caught last...
  • Varun Dhawan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Mika charge up youth at VFest in Goa February 15, 2015

    Goa: Singer Mika Singh and actor Varun Dhawan rocked their young fans here at the VFest with their energetic performances. The fifth edition of the Channel V fest was brought to a sparkling start by Ayushmann Khurrana, who sang some of his famous hits Friday, and the euphoria was provided a...
  • Goa Carnival festivities begin February 14, 2015

    Panaji: The much-awaited Goa festival kicked off on February 14 with holding of famous float parade which was witnessed by over 50,000 people. The parade, organised by Goa Tourism Department, was flagged off by state Chief Secretary Kewal Sharma in the presence of tourism secretary R K Srivastava, director of Tourism...
  • Goa: Voting begins for Panaji bypoll February 13, 2015

    Panaji: Polling for the Panaji Assembly seat bye-election began on Friday at 8 AM with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar among the first few to cast his vote. The bypoll was necessitated following the resignation of the former Goa Chief Minister Parrikar. Parrikar cast his vote at a booth in the heart...
  • Delhi win will be replicated in 2017 Goa Assembly polls: AAP February 10, 2015

    Panaji: The Goa unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is marching towards a landslide victory in the polls to the 70-member Delhi Assembly, today said that they are confident of repeating this feat in 2017 Goa elections. "Definitely, the success of Delhi would be replicated in Goa during...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group C, Day 2: Bharat hits triple ton as Andhra take upper hand February 7, 2015

    Ongole: Srikar Bharat scored his career-best 308 as Andhra posted a huge 548 for five declared in their first innings before reducing Goa to 187 for eight on the second day on Saturday. Goa still trail the home team by 361 runs with just two wickets remaining. Bharat on Saturday converted his...
  • Goa deputy CM Francis D'Souza inaugurates India Beach Fashion Week February 6, 2015

    Candolim: It was a day of fun and glamour in Goa Thursday as the first edition of Gionee Smartphones India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza. The show host, VJ Anushka Dandekar asked D'Souza to officially announce the launch of the fashion gala's first...
  • Swine flu claims first victim in Goa February 3, 2015

    Panaji: A 45-year-old man who had arrived from Hong Kong two weeks ago has become the first victim of swine flu in Goa. The man died at a private hospital in South Goa on Monday, confirmed directorate of health services (DHS). However, his identity was not revealed. "The patient had...
  • I-League: Salgaocar beat Sporting 2-0 in Goan derby February 1, 2015

    Margao: Salgaocar found the back of the net once each on either side of the break as they defeated Sporting Clube de Goa 2-0 in a fourth round encounter of I-League on Sunday. Salgaocar scored their opening goal through Bikas Jairu at the stroke of the break in the second minute...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group C wrap: Jharkhand enforce follow-on on Goa January 31, 2015

    Jharkhand spinner Samar Quadri polished off Goa's tail, grabbing last four wickets quickly, to bundle out the hosts for 215 in their first innings and enforce a follow-on on the third and penultimate day of their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match on Saturday. Following on, Goa reached 161 for five...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group C wrap: Assam bundle out Andhra for 137 January 29, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam bundled out Andhra for a paltry 137 with Arup Das snaring four wickets in their Group C Ranji Trophy match on Thursday. When stumps were drawn on the first day that saw only 73 overs bowled out of 90, Assam were 32 for one in their first innings. Arun...
  • Dempo blank Sporting 3-0 in I-League January 27, 2015

    Margao: Dempo FC scored a fluent 3-0 win over 10-man Sporting Clube de Goa to earn their first win in the third round of the Hero I-League, played at Nehru stadium, Fatorda, here today. With today's win, Dempo have collected 5 points from 3 matches. While Sporting Clube de Goa, who...
  • I-League: Dempo FC, Sporting Clube de Goa looking for first win January 26, 2015

    Margao: Dempo FC and Sporting Clube de Goa will be looking to post their first win in the Hero I-League match when the two clash with each other at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here on Tuesday. With Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey, defender Haroon Amiri and midfielder Romeo Fernades nursing injuries, Dempo...
  • BJP, Congress makes offshore casinos as by-poll plank January 24, 2015

    Panaji: Locked in the Panaji bye-election battle, rivals BJP and Congress have made offshore casinos as their poll plank with both the parties mudslinging at each other on the issue. While Congress Goa Chief Luizinho Faleiro had on Thursday said that they will suspend licences of all offshore casinos issued by...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group C wrap: Assam 69/1 in reply to Goa's 175 all out January 21, 2015

    Porvorim: Swarupam Purkayastha returned impressive figures of five for 69 to help Assam bowl out Goa for 175 in their Group C Ranji Trophy match on Wednesday. At stumps on the first day at the Goa Cricket Association Academy Ground, Assam were 69 for one with Pallavkumar Das batting on 42. Amogh...
  • Sporting Clube de Goa rally to hold East Bengal 1-1 in I-League January 18, 2015

    Margao: Sporting Clube de Goa came from behind to hold East Bengal to a 1-1 draw in the opening encounter of the two teams in the I-league football tournament on Sunday. East Bengal, who dominated the first half took the lead 7th minute through Ranti Martins. Sporting Clube de Goa worked...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group C wrap: Anshul Gupta ton takes Services to 219/4 against Goa January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Anshul Gupta struck an unbeaten century to guide Services to 219/4 in their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Goa here on Thursday. Responding to Goa's first-innings total of 304 all out, Services trailed by 85 runs with six wickets remaining when stumps were drawn on the third day...