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Ian Somerhalder: Excited about Indian characters in 'V Wars'
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) "The Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder has a special treat for his Indian fans in his upcoming show "V Wars", but he needs a little help from them first. He says if the Netflix show gets a second season, then two Indian characters will be introduced in the series.
2019-11-27
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Naphtha to be unloaded in 20-22 days: Goa CM
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Nearly 2,500 tonnes of naphtha loaded in a stricken tanker, which ran aground off Panaji coast last month will be unloaded within "20 to 22 days" Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said here on Tuesday.
2019-11-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Bird hit could affect passenger planes too: Goa Congress
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) A bird hit which resulted in the crash of an Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter jet after taking off at Goa's Dabolim International Airport on November 16, could also bring down a passenger aircraft in the future, Goa Congress spokesperson Trajano D'Mello said.
2019-11-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Withdraw 144 CrPC before IFFI begins: Congress
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) The Opposition party in Goa, the Congress, on Tuesday demanded that the government withdraw prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC in view of the upcoming 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India, as a large number of delegates and tourists are expected to throng the event, which gets underway on November 20.
2019-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Indian Navy plane crashes in Goa, pilots safe
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) An Indian Navy aircraft crashed on Saturday a short distance from the Dabolim international airport, even as two pilots ejected to safety, an official said.
2019-11-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tarun Tejpal's lawyers grill victim for 3rd consecutive day
Panaji, Nov 13 (IANS) Defence lawyers representing former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal who has been accused of rape, continued to cross examine the victim for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, during the in-camera trial at a district court in North Goa's Mapusa town.
2019-11-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Religious gatherings exempt from Section 144 :Goa CM
Panaji, Nov 8 (IANS) Religious gatherings would be exempted from section 144 CrPC, which has been imposed throughout the state, in view of the upcoming Supreme Court (SC) verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2019-11-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
50th IFFI: Movies to be shown on big screen at Goa beach
Panaji, Nov 5 (IANS) Film enthusiasts will be able to watch movies on a giant screen at the popular Miramar beach near the Goa capital, as part of the upcoming 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which begins later in November, according to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
2019-11-05
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa CM to meet Javdekar over Kalasa-Banduri project
Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will lead an all-party delegation to meet Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javdekar, in order to request the latter to withdraw his ministry's letter giving a green signal to Karnataka's controversial Kalasa-Banduri dam project across the Mhadei river.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
ISL: Bengaluru, Goa share spoils in high-octane encounter
Goa, Oct 28 (IANS) The first meeting of the season between two Indian Super League (ISL) heavyweights finished all square after FC Goa and Bengaluru FC shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Goa industrial areas to turn alcohol-free zones
Panaji, Oct 28 (IANS) After banning liquor consumption at public spaces, especially beaches and other tourism hotspots, the Goa government has now cleared the decks for banning of sale and consumption of alcohol in all notified industrial estates in the coastal state.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Navy to assess condition of grounded naphtha tanker
Panaji, Oct 26 (IANS) A joint operation, involving multiple agencies including an Indian Navy helicopter team, is underway to assess the precarious condition of a naphtha gas carrying tanker, which ran aground off the shores near Panaji earlier this week.
2019-10-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Struck by storm, naphtha carrying tanker drifts towards Panaji
Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) An unmanned tanker believed to be carrying a cargo of naphtha, anchored at the Mormugao Port Trust in South Goa, has begun to drift towards the shores of the state capital, after strong winds and a rough current caused its anchor line to break on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Chautala should consider how BJP treated allies in Goa'
Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) The reputation of BJP leadership for breaking their promises made at the party's highest decision-making level, should weigh on the mind of Dushyant Chautala, whose Jannanayak Janata Party is emerging as the kingmaker in Haryana, former Goa Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said here on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa CM must revisit RSS shakha, re-learn value of mother: Opp
Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) The Goa opposition on Thursday raised the pitch against Chief Minister Pramod Sawant a day after the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) granted an environment clearance to the controversial Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project over the Mhadei river in Karnataka.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM takes on MoEF over Kalasa-Banduri project
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) In a late development Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant took on the Union Ministry for Environment and Forests over the granting of environment clearance to the Karnataka's controversial Kalasa-Banduri project across the Mhadei river, saying his government was in the dark about the issue and would challenge the EC in the National Green Tribunal.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Tejpal trial: Victim's cross-examination adjourned
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) Additional district and sessions judge Kshama Joshi on Wednesday adjourned the cross-examination of the victim in the rape case involving former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal to November 11.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Animal bones found in stomaches of Goa stray cattle
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) Days after Goa's Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo claimed that stray cattle in the state's coastal belt have "turned non-vegetarian", trustee of a cow shelter where such animals are being relocated, has confirmed the unusual trend.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Army man Saikhom wins Goa Ironman 70.3 triathlon
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Indian Army Hawaldar Bishworjit Singh Saikhom won India's first IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon, which was held here on Sunday, while in the team section, Delhi's Juggernauts came first.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Other Sports
Trash4Cash to fetch you entry to Goa jamboree! Hurry up
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Old newspapers, empty cigarette packets and ubiquitous packets of potato chips can fetch you a ticket to a jamboree, the 'LalaLand Festival' in Goa, which is aimed at promoting crossover art forms, sustainable innovations, new experiences and global trends.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Goa stray cattle turning non-vegetarian: BJP Minister
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Stray cattle in Goa's tourism savvy coastal belt, which includes popular beach villages like Calangute and Candolim, have "turned non-vegetarian" and only eat scraps of chicken and fried fish, claims the state's Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Fractional ownership model can help boost sluggish realty market
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) With sluggishness creeping into the real estate market due to the ongoing economic slowdown, a Canada-based group has come up with a unique real estate investment model, which allows investors to purchase fractional ownership in multiple homes, instead of one, which according to the promoters not only significantly divides the risk factor, but also assures more bang for the buck.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Dry day in Goa areas bordering Maharashtra on Oct 21
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Following the directives by the Election Commission, the Goa government has declared a dry day in all the sub-districts bordering Maharashtra on October 21, in view of the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled for that day.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa needs more trains to increase tourist footfalls: Goyal
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal wants to make trains the engine of tourism growth in Goa.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Swimming banned off Goa beaches for 48 hours amid heavy rain
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) Swimming has been banned off Goa's beaches for 48 hours after the India Meteorological Department on Friday issued a warning about heavy rain and gusty winds in several parts of the coastal state.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Goa signs MoU with STPI for start-up centre
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) The Goa government's Information Technology Corporation on Thursday signed an MoU with the Software Technology Park of India to set up a start-up centre in the coastal state.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa school teacher arrested for molesting 5 girls
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) Police in Goa have arrested a school teacher for allegedly molesting five girl students at a government school in Ponda sub district, an official said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New govt app to log alcohol sales sparks row in Goa
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) A newly introduced app, launched by the state government's excise department to streamline data of sale of alcohol, by liquor outlets in the state has become the object of political controversy in Goa.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
HC stays Goa beach Blue Flag certification process
Panaji, Oct 9 (IANS) The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Union Environment and Forest Ministry over its process of Blue Flag certification of the Miramar beach in the state capital.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa CM to campaign for BJP in Maharashtra polls
Panaji, Oct 9 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will head for poll-bound Maharashtra on Thursday to campaign for the BJP in the neighbouring state for upcoming state assembly elections.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Tejpal rape case hearing adjourned to Oct 21
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) The Additional District and Sessions court in Goa's Mapusa adjourned the rape trial against Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal to October 21, after the victim could not attend the hearing on Monday.
2019-10-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
65-year-old artist, gardener found dead in Goa
Panaji, Oct 6 (IANS) A 65-year-old Goa-based artist, Shireen Mody, and her gardener were found dead on Sunday, the police said.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
65-year-old artist, gardener found dead in Goa
Panaji, Oct 6 (IANS) A 65-year-old Goa-based artist, Shireen Mody, and her gardener were found dead on Sunday in what the police suspect to be a case of double murder.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tourist's death on beach exposes Goa govt's claims: Cong
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) The Congress has raised questions over safety of visitors to beaches, a day after a tourist died and his pregnant wife was seriously injured in a lightening strike on the Candolim beach.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Population of Goans shrinking, in-migration rampant: CM
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday expressed concern over rampant migration into Goa, saying that migrants would soon outnumber the indigenous population.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM provides injured tourist ride to hospital in convoy
Panaji, Oct 4 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday stopped his convoy to provide assistance to a woman tourist who had met with an accident, by first examining her and then taking her to the nearest hospital in one of his escort vehicles.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mutual co-op in Indian Ocean, not aimed against any country: Doval
Panaji, Oct 4 (IANS) While mutual co-operation in the Indian Ocean region is the need of the hour, the co-operation is not directed against any country, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said on Friday.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Goa CM intervenes in power crisis
Panaji, Oct 2 (IANS) Even as Goa continues to reel under multiple power failures, an ongoing tussle between the state power department and other state government agencies over non-payment of dues has forced Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to intervene.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa's ODF claims questioned, oppn alleges data manipulation
Panaji, Oct 2 (IANS) The Goa government's claim of an open defecation free (ODF) state has come under a cloud with even Chief Minister Pramod Sawant being forced to admit that declaring Goa an ODF state was necessary to avoid national embarrassment.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
FC Goa draw 1-1 with Real Kashmir
Panaji, Oct 1 (IANS) FC Goa and Real Kashmir played out a 1-1 draw at the Bambolim Athletic Stadium here on Tuesday.
2019-10-01
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Tarun Tejpal rape trial to resume on October 7
Panaji, Sep 30 (IANS) A Goa court on Monday said that the trial against former Tehelka editor-in-chief and rape accused Tarun Tejpal would resume on October 7, while refusing his plea to postpone the next hearing till November.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
India's GDP is actually 0%, or in negative: Congress
Panaji, Sep 28 (IANS) Congress national spokesperson Gourav Vallabh on Saturday claimed that India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was not five percent as was articulated by the NDA government, but 0 per cent or even negative.
2019-09-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa NDA ally chief likens BJP Minister to a rat
Panaji, Sep 26 (IANS) Former Goa Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, whose Goa Forward party is part of the NDA, on Thursday likened state BJP minister Michael Lobo to a "rat", after the latter did not meet a group protesting against his visit to a garbage dump in South Goa.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Goa offshore casinos get 6-month breather for relocation
Panaji, Sep 25 (IANS) Even as the Goa government has been debating relocation of five offshore casinos, parked in the Mandovi river off Panaji, the state cabinet here on Wednesday granted them six-month extension to stay put.
2019-09-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Thomas Cook shutdown to impact tourism in Goa: CM
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Ruling politicians in Goa, including Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Tuesday expressed concern over the closure of British travel firm Thomas Cook, saying the development would impact international tourist footfalls in the coastal state in the forthcoming tourism season.
2019-09-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Arrest soon in nude party poster case: Goa CM
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Organisers of an alleged "nude party", the posters of which caused a sensation in the state on Monday, will be arrested soon, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2019-09-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa opposition demands CBI probe over bad roads
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The opposition in Goa on Saturday demanded a CBI and vigilance department probe into the monies spent on building and maintenance of roads in the state, which have come under criticism during the monsoon season for being pothole-ridden and in poor shape.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Aadhaar may be made mandatory for claiming GST refunds: FM
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday took an in-principle decision to link Aadhaar with registration of taxpayers under the GST and examine the possibility of making Aadhaar mandatory for claiming refunds.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
GST Council pays homage to Arun Jaitley
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Members attending the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council meeting here on Friday, paid their respects to later former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
GST relief for FIFA under-17 Women's WC 2020
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The 37th Goods and Services Council on Friday proposed that the upcoming FIFA under-17 Women's World Cup be exempted from service tax, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Politics