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  • 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

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • 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,...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Himachal earn 3 points against Goa; Hyderabad vs Kerala Ranji ends in a draw December 24, 2014

    Porvorim: Himachal Pradesh secured three points by virtue of their first innings lead against Goa in a Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match that ended in a tame draw here on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh took their total tally to ten points from two matches while Goa have three points from thee...
  • Zico to remain FC Goa coach for next two years December 22, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil great Zico has revealed he has received an offer to remain coach of Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa next year. FC Goa were last week eliminated in the semi-final by eventual champions Atletico de Kolkata. "I spoke with the club and they want me...
  • Manohar Parrikar's high jump, mining ban, bikini issue kept Goa busy December 21, 2014

    Panaji: While Goa remained busy during the entire year for some reason or the other, the unexpected elevation of its Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to the post of Defence Minister surprised many. Amid the discussion of ban on bikinis on the beaches, Goa's Transport Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar hogged limelight, after he...
  • ISL: FC Goa's Robert Pires wants to return to India as coach December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Arsenal legend Robert Pires, who was the marquee signing of FC Goa, has expressed his desire to return to the country in the capacity of a coach in the Indian Super League. Posting a picture on Twitter with his Goa teammates, he said: "My Indian team !! Hope to...
  • Sunburn organiser says he wanted to cancel one of the greatest December 31 parties when Balasaheb Thackeray died December 20, 2014

    Panaji: Shailendra Singh, the brain behind Asia's one of the biggest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival, Sunburn, says he almost gave up his business after his company went through a rough phase following the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray in November 2012. "The gates opened at 2 pm...
  • ISL: FC Goa coach Zico lambasts referee for denying penalty December 18, 2014

    Margao: Slamming referee Ravshan Iramatov for denying his side a penalty, baffled FC Goa coach Zico had questioned the wisdom of putting the controversial Uzbekistani at the helm of the crucial Indian Super League (ISL) second leg semi-final play-off match against Atletico de Kolkata. Zico said he failed to understand why...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 2: Seven-wicket win for Andhra against Kerala December 17, 2014

    Andhra cantered to a seven-wicket victory over Kerala in their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match on Wednesday. The hosts, after giving away a handy first-innings lead to Kerala, reached the target with ease scoring 221 for three in 51.2 overs. Brief scores: Kerala: 229 and 129 in 78.1 overs (K B Pawan...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata humble FC Goa to book a spot in final December 17, 2014

    There was penalty heartbreak in the inaugural season of Indian Super League on Wednesday night in which Atletico de Kolkata pipped FC Goa 4-2 in the penalty shootout to book their place in the finals of the Indian Super League. Wednesday's semi-final at the second leg between FC Goa and Atletico...
  • As it happened: FC Goa vs Atletico de Kolkata, 2nd semi-final, 2nd leg December 17, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After a goalless first-leg in the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at home, title favourites Atletico de Kolkata travel to FC Goa on Wednesday for a do-or-die encounter. The winner will earn a shot at the title against Kerala Blasters...
  • ISL 2014: Fans slept outside Goa stadium for semi-final tickets December 17, 2014

    Margao: The craze for tickets to attend the much awaited semi-final clash between FC Goa and Atletico de Kolkata at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here has hit a new high - something you associated with only fans in Europe. According to the sources, Goa FC media manager and team manger have...
  • Playing away, but we can beat Goa for a place in the final: Luis Garcia December 17, 2014

    Margao: Atletico de Kolkata's marquee player and star midfielder Luis Garcia is confident that they can beat FC Goa in Goa on Wednesday and reach the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) season. The first leg between two sides ended in a goalless draw and a win for...
  • ISL 2014: Zico confident of Goa's place in the final December 17, 2014

    Margao: FC Goa's coach and Brazilian legend Zico is expecting another close contest with Atletico de Kolkata in the second leg of their Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final here at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Wednesday. Goa started the first leg strongly against Kolkata but the match ended goalless with...
  • ISL: FC Goa, Atletico de Kolkata battle to earn a shot at the title December 17, 2014

    Margao: After a goalless first-leg in the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at home, title favourites Atletico de Kolkata travel to FC Goa on Wednesday for a do-or-die encounter. The winner will earn a shot at the title against Kerala Blasters, who edged out Chennaiyin FC on Tuesday evening to...
  • ISL: It was a great performance from the boys, says Atletico coach Habas December 15, 2014

    Kolkata: With a depleted Atletico de Kolkata managing to hold off FC Goa goalless in the first leg of their semi-final encounter on Sunday, coach Antonio Lopez Habas heaped lavish praises on his players and exuded confidence of entering the final. "It's not easy to lose five frontline players and still...
  • ISL: Zico blames poor turf for Narayan Das' injury December 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Brazilian great and FC Goa coach Zico on Monday blamed the artificial turf for a serious injury to their reliable left-back Narayan Das who is likely to sit out of the Hero Indian Super League football tournament semifinal return leg on Wednesday. There was no tackle but the impressive Indian...