Modi compliments Chandor girl’s ‘swachh’ essay

Modi compliments Chandor girl’s ‘swachh’ essay

PANAJI: On Sunday, the name of Ravisha Kudchadkar, a school girl living in South Goa’s Chandor village, was suddenly going viral on social media. The girl caught the attention of social media users, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Twitter that Kudchadkar had won a national essay competition for…

Goans prefer medical care at private hospitals for women, kids: Study

Goans prefer medical care at private hospitals for women, kids: Study

PANAJI: Private medical facilities get a clear preference among Goan couples who appear to be shying away from government hospitals when it comes to treatment for their infants and for maternal healthcare. At 65%, the percentage of women walking into private facilities for maternal and natal treatment in the state…

Tragedy strikes again at Arvalem, Afghan youth drowns

Tragedy strikes again at Arvalem, Afghan youth drowns

BICHOLIM/PANAJI: The body of a 29-year-old Afghan national, who drowned while swimming in the Arvalem waterfall on Saturday, was recovered on Sunday morning by a six-member team of divers from the Indian Navy. This is the second incident of drowning to take place at Arvalem falls in the last two…

‘Latecomers’ demand refund after being denied entry to GPSC exam

‘Latecomers’ demand refund after being denied entry to GPSC exam

MARGAO: A number of candidates appearing for the Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) examinations at the Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda, protested outside the campus, after they were denied entry to the examination centre for failing to report at the scheduled time. The reporting time, as specified in their…

Under-17 World Cup: India drop ‘overage’ player

Under-17 World Cup: India drop ‘overage’ player

PANAJI: India coach Luis Norton de Matos was forced into a last-minute change of his final squad of 21 players after one player was found to be overage. The Portuguese coach was clear about the 21 players that he wanted to take to Delhi for the Fifa U-17 World Cup…

Komal warms up for tough test

Komal warms up for tough test

PANAJI: Komal Thatal has come a long way. Hailing from Sikkim, the state that gifted the country the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia, the midfielder has crossed many a hurdle while moving from Sports Hostel, Namchi, to realising a long-cherished goal of playing for India in the Fifa U-17 World Cup. The…

NEW AND IMPROVED

NEW AND IMPROVED

PANAJI: Fans turning up at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda for the Group C opening round match of the Fifa World Cup between Germany and Costa Rica on October 7 will be surprised with what they see. A swanky, fresh stadium will greet them; the floodlights will shine brighter than…

In the land of Mhadei, Ganges clay contours Durga

In the land of Mhadei, Ganges clay contours Durga

About three months before Durga puja commences, Dilip Pal sets out from West Bengal for his annual sojourn to Goa. An idol-maker by profession, he settles down in South Goa and sets up for the stay. He brings with him several items and tools needed for his craft, most of…

Give Goans priority for jobs: Mauvin

Give Goans priority for jobs: Mauvin

VASCO: Dabolim MLA and panchayat minister, Mauvin Godinho said that when it comes to employment opportunities, industrial units must consider Goans on priority. “Everybody has a right to relocate anywhere in the country and take up job opportunities, but that doesn’t mean that locals should be overlooked. Adequate training should…

Pernem’s Dussehra wedding

Pernem’s Dussehra wedding

For most Goans, there are two terms that instantly spring to mind at the mention of Pernem – ‘Pednemchi’ Konkani, its distinct dialect of Konkani, and the ‘Pednemchi Punav’, its Dussehra celebration. For most parts of the year the pace of life at the headquarters of Pernem taluka is sleepy;…

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