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Speaking on the occasion, Goa Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said Indian Plumbing Association had a significant role to play in ... Margao, Goa, Apr 27 (UNI) Goa Minister for Town and Country Planning Vijay Sardesai on Friday reiterated that the endeavour of the government ...
PANAJI: The deputy director of panchayats, Chandrashekar Shetkar, has asked the Tiswadi block development officer (BDO) to submit a compliance report regarding alleged illegalities in the construction of a bungalow at Old Goa by power minister Pandurang Madkaikar within four weeks. The BDO has ...

Panaji: Fomento Group has, on Tuesday, paid its contract workers at various mining and mining-related locations full settlement for a year, a senior management official of the company told TOI, adding that the company's move comes in the light of the current uncertain situation prevalent in Goa's mining ...
Panaji: This year, 4,200 students have registered to answer the Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET), which will be held on May 8 and 9. This is the first year that the exam will be held only for entry to engineering and pharmacy undergraduate programmes. This has caused the number answering the GCET ...
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The new species has been found by a team of scientists led by K P Dinesh, from Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Pune, in the state's rooftop village of Surla. ... The team, comprising Kulkarni of Mhadei Research Centre, Goa, Priyanka Swami of Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, ...

The carrying capacity of the city has to also be considered.” The urban development minister added that he had addressed the association's complaint about many small eateries operating without the mandatory NOC from the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). Bernard Sapeco, who led the delegation, ...
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PORVORIM: Technocrat and former director of Infosys Mohandas Pai, who is part of the Goa IT Advisory Council, on Thursday said that for Goa's startup ecosystem to really kick off, information technology has to stop becoming a buzz word and must instead become the backbone for governance and ...
Our plan is to expand to other Indian cities such as Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Goa and Kolkata. ... also want to associate with projects by other groups such as Tatas, Godrej and Mahindra", he says, adding “we are also working with Paras group in the city,” says Atul Goyal, vice president, India Sotheby's International Realty.
Colva: Mystery surrounds the disappearance of a youth, Ashish Naik, 31, from Benaulim since April 8. Police have registered a missing report after receiving a complaint from his brother Avinash and his friend Melencia Fernandes. Fernandes said she has forwarded the text message that she had received ...
Ponda: The BJP-backed Ponda Nagrik Samiti on Sunday announced its list of candidates for the upcoming Ponda municipal council (PMC) elections, after a period of intense confusion with multiple party members being nominated from the same ward in several cases. Recommended By Colombia.
PANAJI: The shopping footprint is largely contributing to Goa's waste management crisis due to the indiscriminate habit of using cheap one-time plastic bags. If shoppers adopt a two-bag carrying practice—a cloth and a plastic one—things could be different, say those concerned about plastic waste.
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Protest demonstrations held in capital New Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Surat, Goa and other towns ... Massive protests were held in various cities across India on Sunday against the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir and sexual assault on a teen in Uttar Pradesh ...
MAPUSA: Friends, well-wishers, political leaders and local residents poured in large numbers at the Siolim football ground on Sunday evening, at a meeting called in support of Ryan de Souza, 25, of Siolim, who has been sentenced by a Dubai court to 500 years of imprisonment in a fraud case.
And, probably, it is for this reason that the 'ladainha' evolved as a popular form of group devotion among Catholics of Goa. ... The traditional 'ladainha' ('ladain' or 'ladin' as it is commonly known) was regarded as an important observance in the village that combined piety with good neighbourliness, writes ...

We are also trying to tie up with some countries for export of fruits and vegetables,” Prabhu said, adding, “India produces 380 million tonnes of agricultural produce and 400 tonnes of horticulture produce and despite being the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, India loses 30% of it before it ...
The Lairi Dhondachi zatra of the Shirgao village in Bicholim is one of the more popular devotions of the state's rich and varied religious tapestry. ... “In the entire Goa and Konkan region, this is the only annual fair where devotees participate together keeping aside all differences of caste, tribe, sex and ...
Protected by the Archaeological Society of India, the rock-cut chambers (carved into a laterite hill) are also known as the Pandava Caves — folklore has it that these caves once sheltered the Pandavas during their twelve-year exile. Nearby is the picturesque Arvalem Waterfall which cascades over slippery ...
Panaji: FC Goa have completed the signing of Moroccan midfielder Hugo Boumous who will reunite with his former coach Sergio Lobera. ... at Moroccan top-tier club Moghreb Tetouan last season and was keen that the midfielder join him at FC Goa for the business end of the Indian Super League.
Keri/Panaji: Even as Goa has been complaining about the Kalsa water diversion project being a recipe for disaster, the haphazard works undertaken by Karnataka, including carrying out massive excavations ... "The Kalsa project is responsible for the destruction of the natural beauty of our pristine village.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that the State government was working on making Goa a scientific hub in India. After inaugurating the Nobel Prize lecture series in the city on Thursday, Mr. Parrikar said, “Our government seeks to reinforce Goa's status as India's scientific hub.
Later this year, Cape Town in South Africa faces an unthinkable situation. Barring a climactic miracle, this prosperous, famously beautiful coastal city with over four million residents will become the first major urban entity in the world to run out of water. Just this week, the city administration warned of less ...
The entire project is aimed at easing Margao city of its traffic and creating a connect between Panjim and Vasco to the south of Goa bypassing the Margao city.“Firstly the highway project was to commence in the year 2015 and complete in 2017 but the project has had multiple delays since the PWD has not ...
Margao: The Margao town police on Tuesday booked an offence against Basil Vago, the principal of a city-based high school, on charges of ... the Margao town police booked an offence against Vago under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506-ii (criminal intimidation) and Section 8 of Goa Children's ...
Recently, a Bollywood actress claimed she was molested on a domestic flight in India by another passenger - she said a "middle-aged man" had repeatedly moved his foot up and down her neck and back while she was "half-asleep". On New Year's Eve in 2016 in the southern city of Bangalore, several ...
Perhaps the only strip of sand in India with a shot at unseating Goa from its pole position, Gokarna offers the same alluring package of beach escape and spiritualism, ... In addition to fine white sands, the Tarkarli region is also home to serene backwaters, bustling villages and ancient sea forts. Travelers ...
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 ... Relics of Goa's past as a Portuguese province still color the architecture and cuisine; in its southern capital city of Margao—also the state's cultural ...
PANAJI: Three days after they went on a strike to protest against a rule to compulsorily install speed governors, tourist taxi operators in Goa on Sunday ... According to the North Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association, a delegation of taxi owners, led by Lobo, met chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday ...
SALIGAO: Students of Our Lady of Divar High School, Divar, recently visited the solid waste management plant at Saligao. The engineers at the plant showed the students how the garbage, that is brought in from across the state, is processed. The students were also shown how dry waste is segregated into ...
PANAJI: Two sluice gates at the illegally reclaimed site of Mini India Park, Quelossim, by the riverside have been opened to allow tidal influx following an ... Movaj Enterprises Pvt Ltd, promoter of Mini India Park, praying for rehabilitation of the site under the supervision of the Goa State Biodiversity Board.
MARGAO: A proposal to increase the house tax to a minimum of Rs 100 was approved at the gram sabha, at Ambelim village panchayat in Salcete on Sunday morning. Deputy sarpanch Rosario D'Silva told TOI, "It has been proposed to increase the house tax that is presently varying between Rs 35-45 to ...
"I arrived in Goa prior to the strike and paid Rs 1,200 for a taxi from the airport to Calangute. This was after bargaining. While leaving on Sunday, I ended up paying less than Rs 200 from Calangute to Panaji in a local bus and Panaji to the airport in the airport shuttle. This should be reason enough for the ...
Exactly the same happened everywhere else in India, so it would be unrealistic to expect vulnerable little Goa to fight off powerful forces that have already subsumed the mega cities of the subcontinent such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad. This tiny state's real estate demand has ...
Thousands of taxi operators have assembled at the Azad Maidan, in the capital city since morning. They are protesting ... Even as taxi operators across Goa went on strike, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today refused to accept their demand on the issue of speed governors in their vehicles. Parrikar told ...
PANAJI: A two-day review of the Panaji Smart City Mission will kick off on Friday with a delegation from the Union ministry of urban development and housing arriving in the state. The delegation, led by minister of state for urban development and housing Hardeep Singh Puri, will survey several ...
At least two women were on Friday shifted to a hospital and hundreds of residents in Goa's Chicalim village evacuated from their homes after a tanker carrying ammonia overturned on the nearby highway connecting Vasco City to Panaji. The incident occurred around 2.45 a.m. when the tanker carrying ...
MARGAO: South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar has addressed a letter to the Union minister for tribal affairs, Jual Oram, demanding that the income criteria for ... schemes sponsored by the Centre which provide scholarships to students to pursue higher studies anywhere in India after passing SSC exams. tnn.
Panaji: While the rest of the world is crusading for feminism and women's rights, Purush, a dance ensemble curated by Tanushree Shankar at the Serendipity Arts Festival stresses on the beauty of masculinity. Recommended By Colombia. Choreographed by Robert Moses Kin, an artiste from San Francisco ...
PANAJI: Anti narcotic cell (ANC) of Goa police on Saturday arrested a drug supplier Raj Sharma,32, Delhi resident, from Mapusa and confiscated 6kg ... "The accused confessed to buying the drugs from the Nepal border and that he came to Goa for supplying the same to drugs peddlers in the state with ...
Panaji: Goa's sparkling beaches have always lured people from far and wide, but on the banks of the Mandovi, in one of India's most relaxed state ... a transformation as larger-than-life caricatures of Goan characters, murals and other artworks on the streets of Panaji have given a new life to the city that sits ...
Parra: The Parra village panchayat will soon have a new office, according to deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo. Talking after launching the official website of the Parra panchayat recently, Lobo said the old panchayat ghar would be demolished, and a new building would be up within a year.
Panaji: Students of Escola Portuguesa de Macau (the Portuguese school of Macau) for the first time, participated in a quiz competition at Goa University. The episode ... The trio participated in the Portuguese quiz, Kaleidoscope, an event that attracts participation from students from all over Goa. The quizzes ...
"The landscape of Panaji is very different from that of other Indian cities. St+art Goa will have various projects which will delve into the character of the city instead of just painting 'walls'. We have been very careful with the kind of content we are putting in public space," said Hanif Kureshi, curator of St+art ...
Former deputy commissioner of customs and central excise, Bengaluru, Jose Francisco Xavier Ferrao, then 13, reminisces about the day the Indian Army ... We had heard all sorts of rumours; that the municipality building would soon be bombed, that bombs were planted all over Mapusa town, and that our ...
Many tourists arrive in Goa lured by websites and social media forums promising escorts and call girls. "Ninety per cent of these cases end up with the tourist being cheated," says an officer, and explains the gangs' modus operandi: "The pimp points to a girl standing on a balcony who waves to the customer ...
A set of beautiful photographs help piece together events from 56 years ago, a day that was the turning point in Goa's history and saw a long chapter of this ... that Manuel Antonio Vassalo e Silva, the 128th and last governor-general of Portuguese India, shook hands with the Indian Navy officers at Dabolim.
Panaji: Director of official language Prakash Vazrikar, who was in the news during the controversy over Vishnu Surya Wagh's book Sudhirsukt, has been transferred. As per the order issued on Thursday, director of higher education Prasad Lolayekar will hold additional charge of the official language ...
In January 2016, the previous BJP government amended the Goa, Daman and Diu Preservation of Trees Act 1984 and dropped the tree status accorded to the coconut. The move gave rise to severe criticism, with Goa Forward Party starting a movement to reverse the decision and promising to make the ...


 

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