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  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad says it will arrange reconversions in Goa if people want 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Goa CM occupies 2 official houses, violates his own government's austerity drive January 15, 2015

    Panaji: Not practising his own preaching, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar courted controversy by allegedly violating his own government's austerity drive. Claiming that he needs a separate bungalow for chairing public and official meetings, the Goa CM has decided to have more than one official residence. He converted his official...
  • Goa to host India Beach Fashion Week 2015 January 15, 2015

    Candolim: Goa is all set to witness the first edition of Gionee Smartphones India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) 2015, a three-day event dedicated to resort, swim, beach and cruise clothing along with a day dedicated to destination bridal wear. It will begin Feb 5. "Our core team has pooled their vast...
  • Are right-wing politicians getting regressive? January 13, 2015

    Goa sports minister sparked off a row after he pushed for government centres to 'normalise' LGBT youth and give them medical attention to make them "normal". Discouraging the "discrimination" and "intolerance" towards homosexuals in India, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that he stood firm for equality for everyone...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C wrap: Goa reach 253/5 against Services on Day 1 January 13, 2015

    Skipper Sagun Kamat (81), Darshan Misal (65 not out) and Saurabh Bandekar (55 not out) scored a half-century each to guide Goa to 253 for five on the opening day on Tuesday. Kamat scored his runs off 117 balls during which he struck 14 fours and one six at the Palam...
  • Goa minister takes a U-turn on 'curing' LGBT remark, UN flays India's intolerance towards homosexuals January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Discouraging the "discrimination" and "intolerance" towards homosexuals in India, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that he stood firm for equality for everyone in the society. "I am proud to stand for the equality of all people, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. I...
  • Goa minister sparks a row, pushes for government centres to 'normalise' LGBT youth January 13, 2015

    Goa sports minister sparked off a row after he pushed for government centres to 'normalise' LGBT youth- and give them medical attention to make them "normal". ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 12, 2015

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  • Government may set up centres to make LGBT youth 'normal', says Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar January 12, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar on Monday sparked a row by saying that government is contemplating to set up centres to make LGBT youth 'normal'. Tawadkar said that the LGBT youth will be trained and administered medicine in order to make them 'normal'. The minister was speaking on the sidelines of...
  • EC announces dates for by-elections in WB, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and AP January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Monday announced the dates for by-elections to fill vacancies in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The by-elections will take place on February 13 and the counting of votes will take...
  • Fed Cup: Bengaluru FC beat Sporting, set up title clash with Dempo January 9, 2015

    Margao: Bengaluru FC maintained their unbeaten run as they scored a convincing 3-0 win against Sporting Clube de Goa in the second semi-finals to set up a title clash with Dempo FC in the 36th Hero Federation Cup football, here on Friday. Bengaluru, who had more of the exchanges, scored through...
  • Victorino's hattrick knocks out East Bengal in Federation Cup January 6, 2015

    Margao: Victorino Fernandes scored a hattrick to guide Sporting Clube de Goa to a 4-3 win over East Bengal and keep their hopes alive for a place in the semifinals from Group A of the Hero Federation Cup, here on Tuesday. Sporting, who came back strongly in the exciting second half,...