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Goa to go ahead with Class X, XII exams: Official
Panaji, April 15 (IANS) Class X and XII board examinations will not be rescheduled in the wake of the spike in Covid-19 cases in Goa, Bhagirath Shetye, chairperson of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Examinations, said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Politics
Goa clocks highest single-day spike of 757 Covid cases
Panaji, April 15 (IANS) Goa has reported the highest single-day spike of 757 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 64,572, health offcials said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa striking taxi drivers want negotiations with govt broadcast live
Panaji, April 15 (IANS) Even as the ongoing taxi strike has dragged for more than a week, office bearers of the taxi associations in Goa have demanded that the lobby's negotiations with Goa government ministers would be held if they are broadcast live on social media.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Cleiton, Bheke score a brace each as Bengaluru FC crush Tribhuvan
Bambolim (Goa), April 14 (IANS) The Sunil Chhetri-led Bengaluru FC scored a resounding 5-0 win over Nepal's Tribhuvan Army FC in their AFC Cup Preliminary Round 2 clash to progress to the play-off round, at the GMC Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
PM should heed RaGa's advice to control Covid-19 spike: Kamat
Panaji, April 14 (IANS) In a classic 'we told you so' barb, Goa's Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Wednesday said that had Prime Minister Narendra Modi heeded Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's advice on reshaping the country's vaccination outreach effort, the Covid-19 situation in India may have been less sinister.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa poll body to monitor 'Tika Utsav' for propaganda ahead of civic polls
Panaji, April 14 (IANS) The Goa State Election Commission on Wednesday said that it will monitor the ongoing 'Tika Utsav' in Goa, after the Congress party alleged that the vaccination programme was being used for campaigning purposes ahead of upcoming municipal polls.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa Forward was like 'eclipse', glad parted ways: BJP
Panaji, April 14 (IANS) Goa's ruling BJP on Wednesday welcomed the decision of regional party Goa Forward to quit the National Democratic Alliance, saying the party was like "inauspicious eclipse".
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa to extend 'Tika Utsav' by 10-12 days: CM
Panaji, April 14 (IANS) The Goa government will extend the Covid-19 vaccination drive, 'Tika Utsav', by 10-12 days, said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday, urging people above the age of 45 years to take advantage of the vaccination outreach programme.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa seeks vaccination of hospitality industry workforce; writes to Union Health Ministry
Panaji, April 14 (IANS) The Goa government has written to the Union Health Ministry seeking permission to vaccinate the state's hospitality industry workforce across age barriers, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,National
Tourists hassled as Goa's taxi strike stretches into 5th day
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) Thirty-year-old Manish Thakur spent the last five days lounging on the sands at the popular Candolim beach.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Goa BJP politicising vax drive ahead of civic polls: Congress
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Tuesday alleged politicisation of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in the state, even after the model code of conduct has been imposed ahead of elections to five municipal councils.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Had to take tough selection decisions for Al Rayyan tie: FC Goa coach
Panaji (Goa), April 13 (IANS) Ahead of FC Goa's big-ticket AFC Champions League (Group E) clash against Qatar club Al Rayyan on Wednesday, the Indian Super League (ISL) club's head coach, Spaniard Juan Ferrando, said he had to take some very "tough selection decisions" to put the best players on the field.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
AFC Cup: Bengaluru look to put ISL low behind, face Tribhuvan Army
Panaji (Goa), April 13 (IANS) Bengaluru FC will have to shrug off the disappointment of finishing seventh in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020/21 season when they take on a committed Nepal club, Tribhuvan Army FC, in the AFC Cup Preliminary Round 2 match in Bambolim, Goa on Wednesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Goa Forward opts out of NDA; blames CM for corruption, dishonesty
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) Nearly two years after being sacked from the BJP-led coalition government in the coastal state, a regional party Goa Forward on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), blaming Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for leading a regime marked by corruption and dishonesty.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa directs remdesivir manufacturers to keep medicine stock on standby
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Amid a pan-India shortage of anti-viral drug Remdesivir in wake of the Covid surge, the Goa government has directed manufacturers to keep a stock of 5,000 units of the medicine on standby, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Parrikar's 'legacy' rises from the ashes for Goa's opposition parties
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Reviled and criticised when he was alive for his "dictatorial tendencies" and malgovernance, former Goa Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar and his 'legacy of development' appears to have emerged as a rallying point for opposition parties in the state in the run up to the 2022 assembly polls.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bengaluru FC to forget past, look ahead with hope: Chhetri
Goa, April 12 (IANS) Sunil Chhetri and his boys will look to forget the disappointments of the last season and make a fresh start when the Indian Super League (ISL) club Bengaluru FC takes on Nepalese side Tribhuvan Army FC in the AFC Cup Preliminary Round 2 clash in Bambolim, Goa on Wednesday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
'Champions League matches beneficial for FC Goa, Indian football'
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) team FC Goa head coach Juan Ferrando, said the AFC Champions League was on a par with some of the biggest continental tournaments, such as the UEFA Champions League and the Copa Libertadores, and his boys should make the most of this "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity".
2021-04-12
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Other Sports
'AFC Champions League will help Indian players mature faster'
Goa, April 11 (IANS) Former senior national football team captain Bruno Coutinho has said that India hosting the AFC Champions League in Goa from April 14 is not just a big honour for the nation but the experience will help the country's players "mature faster".
2021-04-11
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Raashii Khanna: Always on my toes shooting with Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupati
Panaji, April 10 (IANS) The second schedule of Raj and DK's upcoming thriller series, starring Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupati, has commenced in Goa, and cast member Raashii Khanna is excited to shoot with the filmmaker duo for a series featuring the two stars.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
FC Goa's ACL qualification an important step forward for Indian football
Goa, April 10 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa players feel Indian football has climbed several notches and that the team's qualification for the AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage is an offshoot of that success.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Midfielder Fernandes renews contract with FC Goa for 3 yrs
Goa, April 10 (IANS) Attacking midfielder Brandon Fernandes, who is also a vital member of the Indian national football team, will continue to be a part of the FC Goa setup for another three years after he decided to extend his contract with the Indian Super League (ISL) club till June 2024.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Speaker's disqualification order will be written in BJP office: Goa Congress prez
Panaji, April 10 (IANS) The Speaker's order in the disqualification case against 10 BJP MLAs, will be written in the state BJP office, Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar alleged on Saturday.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bombay HC slams Goa Police for booking musicians; quashes FIR
Panaji, April 10 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Goa has slammed the Goa Police for hurriedly filing an FIR and arresting members of a band 'Dastaan Live', during an arts festival last year for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Lot at stake in AFC Champions League: FC Goa coach
Goa, April 9 (IANS) FC Goa head coach Juan Ferrando conceded on Friday that his side will head into the AFC Champions League (Group E) match against Qatari outfit Al Rayyan SC with a lot at stake.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
PIL against colonial code barring women temple administrators in Bombay HC
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Days after Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde lauded Goa for following the Uniform Civil Code, a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a young lawyer has questioned a colonial era temple code, which bars women from being appointed as "mazanes"/"mahajans" (temple administrators).
2021-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Covid-hit Bengaluru FC have task cut out against Tribhuvan Army FC
Bambolim (Goa), April 9 (IANS) Hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, Bengaluru FC will have their task cut out when they take on Nepal club, Tribhuvan Army FC, in the AFC Cup Qualifiers (Preliminary Stage Two) at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim on April 14.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Goa to launch 'Tika Utsav' to maximise Covid vaccination: CM
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) The Goa government will launch 'Tika Utsav', a grassroots drive to maximise coverage of the Covid-19 vaccine for people above 45 years, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Goa cabbies on strike, seek withdrawal of app-based taxis (Ld)
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) Goa's tourist taxi operators on Thursday went on a day-long strike demanding the withdrawal of the services of app-based taxis operating in the state, even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the deadlock would be resolved soon.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'People not wearing masks, need to create atmosphere of fear'
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases reached a six month high of 527 on Wednesday in Goa, state BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade on Thursday urged government agencies to trigger an atmosphere of fear to some degree, in order to make people wear masks and maintain Covid-19 related norms.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Goa,National
Common man cannot pay steep fines under new MVA: Goa BJP
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) Two days after the Goa government notified penalty tariff under the central Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019, state BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade on Thursday said that the common person in Goa would not be in a position to pay the steep fines.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa unveils new penalties for traffic offences; Opposition cries foul
Panaji, April 7 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant-led government's decision to notify rules for the central Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019, which mandates heavy penalties for traffic related offences has triggered a new flashpoint between the Opposition and the BJP-led coalition government.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
As Covid cases rise, Goa CM says don't mix with tourists
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday urged the people of the state not to mix with tourists, as highest number of new Covid-19 cases were reported in 24 hours, but refrained from imposing restrictions on inter-state movement.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa Speaker to pronounce on disqualification petition on April 20
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) The Speaker of the Goa legislative Assembly Rajesh Patnekar, on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court through the Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta, that he would pronounce his final order related to the disqualification of 10 BJP MLAs on April 20.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa hospitals running out of beds, warns Health Minister
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) As Goa witnesses a resurgence in Covid-19 cases, designated Covid-19 hospitals in the state are beginning to run out of beds, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Swimmer drowns while participating in symbolic protest against arrest of social activists
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Two swimmers, late on Sunday, leaped into the Mandovi river to swim its breadth, in symbolic protest against the arrest of "political arrests" of social activists across the country. But only one swimmer, Sudeep Dalvi, organiser of the protest, swam ashore.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Be vigilant, Akshay Kumar's team tested positive for Covid-19: MGP leader
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Sudin Dhavalikar, former Goa Deputy Chief Minister and opposition Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) MLA, on Monday cited the spate of Covid-19 infections in Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar's upcoming movie 'Ram Setu's team, to make a case for controlling the spread of the second wave of the pandemic in Goa.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Goa Speaker to pronounce final orders in cases involving 13 BJP MLAs
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly Rajesh Patnekar is likely to pronounce two separate orders in the two disqualification petitions filed against 13 BJP legislators on April 29, the petitioners said on Monday.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No restrictions yet in Goa: CM on Covid surge
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Goa's Covid-19 tally is increasing "day by day", Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday, but said that no decision had been yet taken to impose restrictions, as a precautionary measure to prevent further spread of the deadly virus.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Forces of darkness at play, says Goa Archbishop on Covid surge
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) Goa Archbishop Fr. Filipe Neri Ferrao on Saturday warned about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and "forces of darkness" at play in the country, in his message to Goa on the eve of Easter Sunday.
2021-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Use Christ's ideals in everyday life: Goa CM's Easter message
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) Ideals of Jesus Christ should be implemented in everyday life, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said in his message to the state on Easter Sunday eve.
2021-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Oppn continues to put pressure on Goa CM over Shivaji remark
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) A day after a state Tourism Ministry's tweet likening Maratha king Shivaji's military action against Portuguese-held Goa as an act of "invasion", the Opposition has continued to pile pressure on Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, a Maratha by caste himself, of slandering Shivaji.
2021-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa's heritage basilica goes in for repairs, thanks to a 1950s Portuguese folly
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio de Oliveira Salazar's penchant for aggresively pushing nationalistic ideology, especially in the colonies, isn't really paying off in the long run for the state's most important Catholic place of worship: the Basilica of Bom Jesus.
2021-04-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Bebinca: The 'queen of desserts' that dwells in Goa's heart
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) As Goa wallows in self-inflicted identity crisis, triggered by rampant in-migration and a shrinking native population, the region's popular dessert 'bebinca' appears set to reclaim its indigenous and signature identity.
2021-04-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Goa Tourism ministry apologises for calling Marathas as 'invaders'
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) A slice of history has triggered a hiccup in Goa Tourism ministry's social media campaign, after the government agency was forced to withdraw a tweet which referred to the Maratha army's military campaign against Portuguese-held Goa as "an act of invasion".
2021-04-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'The Serpent' and 'the coconut tree': How Sobhraj was nabbed
Panaji, April 1 (IANS) Till April 6, 1986, O'Coqueiro, a highway restaurant in Porvorim, Panaji's then up and coming suburb, was known for two things.
2021-04-01
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Scared of dining out due to violation of Covid SOPs: Goa Minister
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday expressed fears of dining out at restaurants in the state due to flouting of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).
2021-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Will field 70-80% fresh faces in '22 Assembly polls: Goa Cong
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) The Congress will field 70 to 80 per cent new faces in the 2022 Assembly elections in Goa, state party President Girish Chodankar said on Wednesday.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'2 raids a day, keep drug menace at bay in Goa'
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Everyday two drug raids are conducted in Goa by police and related agencies in a bid to crack down the narcotics trade in the state, according to statistics tabled during the Budget Session of the Goa Assembly that showed even in the pandemic year there were around 900.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
200 test positive for Covid in Goa, amid fears of surge
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) For the first time in months, Goa on Wednesday clocked 200 new Covid-19 cases, amid concerns about increased spread of the disease in the coastal state.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine