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  • Manoel de Oliveira, last director to have worked in silent movies dies aged 106 April 3, 2015

    Lisbon: Manoel de Oliveira, patriarch of Portuguese film and the world's last active director to have started his career in silent pictures, died on Thursday aged 106, colleagues said. De Oliveira had been making movies since 1931, and age had not slowed him down. He had shot about one film a...
  • Mourinho named Portugal's 'Coach of the Century' January 15, 2015

    Lisbon: Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has been awarded the title of 'Portugal's Coach of the Century' by the country's football federation. The 51-year-old coach was feted at a gala ceremony held as part of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Portuguese Football Federation on Wednesday. Mourinho has won two Champions...
  • Everyday, 6 Goans have been switching nationality since 2008: ECI December 26, 2013

    Panaji: At least six Goans on an average are changing their nationality daily to become Portuguese since the last five years, according to the records available with the Election Commission of India (ECI) in Panaji. The data at ECI Goa office, where the Portuguese embassy is situated, a total...
  • Barack Obama welcomes new puppy named Sunny to White House August 20, 2013

    The White House announced a new resident on Monday. Sunny, a 1yearold Portuguese Water Dog, moved into the Washington residence of President Barack Obama and his family, joining Bo, a male dog of the same breed, the White House announced on its website. That breed works well with the allergies...
  • Portuguese march against austerity, demand govt step down March 3, 2013

    Lisbon: Hundreds of thousands of Portuguese poured into the streets of Lisbon and other cities on Saturday to demand an end to austerity measures dictated by an international bailout and for the centre-right government to resign. The rallies, which follow the introduction of the biggest tax hikes in living memory, mark...
  • Rs 78 cr funds for Portuguese Commonwealth Games missing February 16, 2013

    Panaji: Central government funds of Rs 78 crore, meant for hosting the Portuguese Commonwealth Games in Goa in 2013, have "disappeared", Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Saturday. "Rs 78 meant to be utilised for sports infrastructure has disappeared. They were central funds," Parrikar told a sports gathering. Parrikar's disclosure comes as...
  • US: Portuguese model convicted in castration killing December 3, 2012

    New York: A Portuguese model charged in the castration killing of a Portuguese TV personality nearly two years ago in a Times Square hotel room was convicted of murder on Friday. A Manhattan jury did not buy the idea that Renato Seabra was out of his mind when he choked,...
  • Ronaldo ruled out of Bosnia World Cup playoff November 11, 2009

    Obidos, (Portugal): Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the twolegged World Cup playoff against Bosnia, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said in a statement on Tuesday. Ronaldo has not recovered from an ankle injury and will not play in the game in Lisbon on Saturday and in Zenica four...
  • 70yearold's blood drawn out, revived after surgery January 13, 2009

    Mumbai: Doctors in a Mumbai hospital have pulled off a medical miracle that saved the life of a septuagenarian man. They performed a procedure that involved sucking out all the blood from his body and yet keeping him alive to tell the tale! Well, that's what happened to 77yearold Antonio Orlando Soares. Soares...