Will use employment to curb drug use: CM

Will use employment to curb drug use: CM

Panaji: Citing frustration due to joblessness as one of the reasons behind drug addiction, chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the government would use employment as a tool to curb the menace in the state. He also said the government would try to bring…

Two swine flu deaths in a fortnight

Two swine flu deaths in a fortnight

Panaji: With the incidence of swine flu going up this year, a total of 144 persons have tested positive for the viral respiratory disease and seven have died during this period, raising concern in the state. While many parts of the country have reported a…

Rivona’s caves: Footprints of an ancient civilization

Rivona’s caves: Footprints of an ancient civilization

By Isidore Domnick Mendis Generations of chroniclers have linked Rivona with protagonists and sages of ancient India. Rivona’s caves are linked to stories that say that either the Pandavas (five brothers from the Mahabharata epic) or Buddhist monks arrived here and resided in this village….

Ghumotachem fest to see commercial sale of ghumots

Ghumotachem fest to see commercial sale of ghumots

PANAJI: Mass commercial sale of ghumots in Goa, an attempt at cracking a world record by having a mass congregation of ghumots playing simultaneously and the construction of the world’s largest Ghumot. These are some of the highlights of the Ghumtachem fest, a cultural festival…

Goa government launches India's first bio-fuel bus

Goa government launches India's first bio-fuel bus

PANAJI: The Goa government launched India’s first biogas-run bus as a pilot project on the occasion of Independence Day today. They intend to have approximately 40 such buses in the state by February 2018 which will run on the eco-friendly fuel. The 36-seater multi-axle Scania…

National Games in Goa: Doubts over shooting range, velodrome

National Games in Goa: Doubts over shooting range, velodrome

Panaji: The Goa Olympic Association (GOA) is not in favour of exhaustive spending on a shooting range or cycling velodrome for next year’s National Games and has instead suggested that these disciplines be held outside the state, or find alternatives. The general body of the…

Goa waiting for IOA decision

Goa waiting for IOA decision

Panaji: The state government is waiting for a directive from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) giving them the go ahead to host the 36th edition of National Games next year. The 36th edition of the National Games were originally scheduled for 2011. There were postponements…

Patriotic film fest kicks off at ESG

Patriotic film fest kicks off at ESG

PANAJI: A Patriotic Film Festival organized by the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) in association with the directorate of film festivals (DFF) on the occasion of India’s 70 years of Independence kicked off on Monday at Maquinez Palace, Panaji. The festival ends on August 16….

KFD virus situation needs experts: Forest department

KFD virus situation needs experts: Forest department

Panaji: Expressing concerns over lack of scientific data about the Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) virus in Goa, the forest department has said that experts should be given the task of analyzing the situation. Pointing out that carcasses of infected monkeys found in Goa’s hinterlands have…

Drug trade flourishing in collusion with cops: Vijai

Drug trade flourishing in collusion with cops: Vijai

Panaji: A day after two students from south India died due to suspected drug overdose, town and planning minister and Goa Forward party president Vijai Sardesai lashed out at Goa police for giving the state a bad name. In an apparent attempt to counter the…

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