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Facing mounting barriers to trade in the form of increased inspections, Indian shrimp exporters demanded fairer treatment from the European Union in a much-anticipated meeting with E.U. buyers at the 2018 International Seafood Show on 28 and 29 January in Goa, India. The buyers, in turn, asked their ...
OLD Goa: Parishioners of the state's former capital prayed in a special way for the workers who had toiled to build the Se Cathedral, the Mother Church of the Goa archdiocese, and, up until some years ago, the largest cathedral in Asia. They were reliving a centuries-old tradition of commemorating ...

Senegal's prodigal is on the shores of Goa to perform at the second leg of the international Sur Jahan, music For peace festival curated by the Kolkata based, internationally acclaimed Banglanatak dot com in collaboration with the department of art and culture, Goa. Last weekend he threw a 10,000 plus ...
But Derrek Pereira, assistant coach of Goa, insisted that they would continue to follow the same style of play irrespective of the result. "We play as a team following a certain philosophy and we will stick to that. We play possessional football but due to errors at the back, we have been conceding Goals. But as ...
The Congress government in Karnataka has decided to oppose a move by the Goa government to seek extension of tenure for the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal beyond August 2018, as originally envisaged. The decision was taken by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah following a meeting with floor leaders ...
The police busted the gang while investigating a case of firing at an officer in Delhi Cantonment. Vipin Dagar (25), who was a bouncer, Praveen Dagar (24) and Ajay Kumar (23) were apprehended in Goa by the state police on January 17, said Deputy Commissioner of police (South-West) Milind Mahadeo ...

The apex court yesterday quashed the second renewal of 88 iron ore mining leases in Goa in 2015, saying the sole motive of the companies behind the ... "The company's mines in Goa will be impacted consequent to the judgement of Supreme Court," the company said in a statement adding that Vedanta ...
PANAJI: The move to install a statue of Jack Sequeira in the assembly complex has seen a divide among the BJP MLAs with deputy speaker and its Calangute MLA Michael Lobo joining ally Goa Forward Party's chorus despite BJP making its stand clear against installation of any statues on the House ...
Prior to the Portuguese arrival in Goa, the Mangueshi temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, was located in the village. The idol was shifted to Priol in Ponda, where the famous temple now stands today. Cortalim village was part of Salcete during the Portuguese era. In 1543, it was the first village where ...
jobs And pollution Inseparable In Goa Coal Sector, Says Manohar Parrikar. "One has to fill one's stomach and not have pollution at the same time. How is that possible?" Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said, and asked the state's youth to be more enterprising. All India | Indo-Asian News Service ...
THE High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forest to respond to a petition filed by South West Port Limited (SWPL), seeking the court's intervention. SWPL has pleaded before the court to direct the ministry to allow terminal capacity expansion at the company's coal ...
A 40-year-old woman illegally confined to a room by her mother and brother for about 20 years in Sanquelim village in North Goa was rescued on Tuesday by police and the District Legal Service Authority volunteers, official sources said. She was found in an emaciated condition and is recovering at the ...
British tourists ride abused elephants on Thomas Cook tour in Goa - two years after company promised to ban elephant rides. Thomas Cook states on its website that it no longer allows elephant rides on its tours. By Rosie Gizauskas. 6th February 2018, 10:57 am. Updated: 6th February 2018, 12:15 pm ...
"Today's economy is a knowledge-based economy and Goa should not fall behind as a state," he said, adding that Karnataka has three such intellectual property rights facilitation centres and its government is already contemplating on a separate IPR policy for the state that will be integrated with its industry ...
The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled 88 mining leases in Goa that were renewed by the State government in 2015 just before the Mines and minerals (Regulation and Development) Act mandated the auction of mining leases. All mining activity, involving the Iron and manganese mines, in Goa ...
The Union Minister of Tourism and Civil aviation, Dr. Karan Singh, said here [Panaji] yesterday [February 4] that Goa would be developed as an important international tourist centre and that he had come here to see for himself the various facilities that could be offered to foreign tourists. Dr. Karan Singh ...

A tropical enclave popular among American hippies in the 1960s, Goa--a state in western India that hugs the Arabian Sea--is now home to as many rustic Yoga retreats as there are luxury hotels. Over the last two decades, dual-personality Goa has earned a following among tourists for its all-night parties ...
If there would be an award for the club who plays the most attractive brand of attacking football, FC Goa would win it hands down. The deft passing, movement shown by the likes of Ferran Corominas, Manuel Lanzarote and Edu Bedia has captured the attention of football fans, not just in Goa but across the ...
Goa is often projected as one of the most favoured destinations for foreign tourists, but none of its districts has been declared open defecation-free (ODF) under the government's ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission launched over three years ago. The western coastal state, along with Bihar and Manipur, does ...
'geology and Mineral Resources of Goa', a book by renowned geologist Prof Ashoka G Dessai, was launched by Prof Sunil Kumar Singh, Director of CSIR-National Institute of oceanography here Sunday. "The ores which are existing in Goa will be exhausted within a decade or two, that is why we will have ...
earth minerals," Desai said introducing his book to the people of Goa.He said that these rare earth elements have tremendous applications and are concentrated only in the laterite. "Therefore laterite is the only potential source of these elements for future and we have them in abundance. But there are ...
Kankumbi: Goa's legislators have raised suspicions of Karnataka's sinister plans to impart finishing touches to the Kalsa tributary diversion project through the underground canal into the nearby Malaprabha basin.With 70% of the canal construction work at Kankumbi, near Goa's border, being completed ...
VASCO: Procedural issues continue to plague the long-awaited Mumbai-Goa cruise ferry service, which has been further delayed due to lack of ... The Mumbai-Goa ferry service was scheduled to start by December last year, but Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) officials say that the ferry service could be opened ...
Amid an ongoing political controversy over the sharing of the Mahadayi waters, a delegation from Goa, led by its Speaker Pramod Savant, visited Kanakumbi, the birthplace of the river and the site of the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project in Karnataka, on Sunday. The delegation comprised Deputy Speaker ...
Panaji: When Nishant Fernandes arrived at Goa International Airport to drop off his brother, instead of bidding a proper farewell, Fernandes hustled his brother out of the car and raced towards the exit, his mind more on the ticking clock. It was in vain. A haphazardly parked tourist taxi blocked his path and ...
Once known as a leading grower of coconut in the country, Goa is now witnessing a surge in the prices of this commodity and a growing lack of ... "We recently had a meeting with farmers in Salcette taluka in South Goa and they were of the opinion that, per nut, they should get at least Rs 20-25, which ...
Karnataka is ready for talks with Goa on the Mahadayi river water sharing issue to meet the drinking needs of the state's four drought-prone districts, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Saturday. "We are ready for talks if Goa Chief Minister (Manohar Parrikar) convenes a meeting to amicably negotiate the ...
The 16th VFS Global Czech Republic Visa Application Centre in India was recently inaugurated in Goa adding to the country's growing network of visa application centres in India. "The launch of the Czech Republic Visa Application Centre in Goa reflects the country's genuine commitment to provide for the ...
The Goa police on Thursday arrested French national Stephane Humbert (58) for alleged possession of narcotic substances and foreign currency worth ₹6.5 lakh. He was arrested during a raid at Chapora village, considered a popular narco-tourism destination. Officers from Anjuna police station seized ...
The Calangute police on Wednesday arrested three men who had been on the run after shooting at police personnel during a nakabandi in Delhi last week. Inspector Jivba Dalvi, in charge of Calangute police station, said he had received information from the Delhi Police that the three men -- Vipin Sunil ...
PANAJI: The NGO Goa Foundation on Thursday said it will propose to Union minister of mines Tomar Singh that all mining leases in the state should be in the name of the Goa government so that only contracts for extraction of minerals will need to be tendered or auctioned. A total of 160 iron ore mining ...
In a letter written to Sharma, the ministry of defence had requested the Goa government for 200 acres along Goa's coastal belt to set up a permanent venue for Defexpo and Aero India. The Union ministry also expressed its intent to hold the flagship exhibition in Goa, while offering to develop a modern ...
Authorities asked hundreds of people to evacuate their homes in Goa's Chicalim village before dawn on Friday after a tanker carrying ammonia overturned on a highway, PTI reported. Two women were taken to a local hospital after they complained of breathlessness. Ammonia began to leak from the tanker ...
PANAJI/MARGAO: The Goa government on Thursday invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) prohibiting strike and imposed section 144 of CrPC in the state against taxi operators who have given a call for a strike on Friday, even as the cabbies said they would go ahead with a "peaceful" ...
The anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday registered an First Information Report (FIR) against former Goa Deputy Inspector General of police (DIG) Vimal Gupta and two police officials involved in a bribery charge in settling departmental inquiry proceedings. Mr. Gupta was recently relieved from his ...
Taxi operators in Goa will observe a strike on January 19 with unions claiming it has been called to protest the installation of speed governors in their vehicles as well as ... Not a single taxi will ply on January 19," said Vinayak Nanoskar, General Secretary, North Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association.
Reacting to the number of activists, NGOs and journalists commenting on Mhadei issue, Parrikar said we will call these people to become witnesses in the tribunal and strengthen Goa's case. He also said that when we were finding good witnesses to record their statement before the tribunal we did not get ...
MARGAO: The Goa Panchayati Raj institutions Union (GPRIU) presented a memorandum to chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday highlighting "the sorry state of affairs" of the district planning committees (DPC) in the state and demanding devolution of powers and functions to the zilla panchayats.
The photo of Sonia, who held the post of Congress president for 19 years, in Goa has been shared widely. The social media was flooded with comments with some saying that for a change, it is she (Sonia) and not her son taking a holiday. Actor Riteish Deshmukh tweeted the photograph of Sonia cycling at ...
Panaji, Dec 29 () With Goa set to host the night- long beach parties in the run-up to the New Year celebrations, the tourism industry is complaining that there is only crowd this year who bring in no business at all and has blamed the drive-in culture that is on the rise for their plight. The drive-in culture, which ...
There's possibly no other place like Goa. No, really. It's got lazy beaches and lush green villages, posh resorts and pocket-friendly hotels, warm local hospitality and food and dining that makes every Goan outing even more memorable. It's hard to have a tough time in Goa which is perhaps India's favourite ...
PANAJI: A minor fire broke out Friday afternoon on an under construction pier which supports the cable-stayed third Mandovi bridge but prompt response from Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services helped tocontain the fire. Goa State Infrastructure Development corporation (GSIDC) has sought a ...
PANAJI: There has been remarkable progress by putting telescopes and manned station in space. However, do we need man in space to explore universe? A public lecture on 'Space Exploration: Do We Need Man in Space?' by an eminent scientist, Dr PS Goel, Dr Raja Ramanna Chair Professor at NIAS, ...
PANAJI: Subscribers to telecom giant Vodafone's Maharashtra-Goa circle faced connectivity issues on Wednesday as they struggled to make calls or use mobile data for a few hours. Officials at the company's Goa offices said cuts in underground cables caused by roadworks in Pune had triggered the ...
The Mahadayi River, also called Mandovi in Goa, is essentially a rain-fed river that is shared between Karnataka and Goa for their water needs. The river flows 35 km through Karnataka and then 52 km through Goa, before flowing into the Arabian Sea. The Mahadayi catchment area includes some parts of ...
If a photograph can speak a thousand words, Pantaleao Fernandes is a well spoken man. His research and the thought of documenting the quiet lifestyle of villagers from every nook and corner of Goa is displayed in his latest offering, a coffee table book titled, 'Goa: Rare Portraits.' A well known Goan writer ...
"I was told that originally this programme was to be held in Ravindra Bhavan (in South Goa). I got afraid. Because, between December 27 and January 2, I don't like to go out of Panaji, everyone knows why. It is because of the traffic jam. There is no option. Vehicles are coming in such large numbers. To be ...
North Goa district magistrate Nila Mohanan, in her order issued on Tuesday, stated that events, "New Year Eve Party featuring Sandro Avila on December 31 at NYEX beach club, Sunburn Reload at NYEX, Sunrise festival on December 29 and 30 at NYEX, and Goa Mantra on December 27, 28 and 29," ...
In a role reversal, it is Sonia Gandhi, and not Rahul, who is now on a vacation. Sonia left for Goa on December 26, and is expected to be back in the first week of January. Pallavi Ghosh | CNN-News18 · _pallavighosh. Updated:December 27, 2017, 10:31 PM IST. facebook twitter Google skype whatsapp.


 

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