Blocking of railway track: 2-day remand for Tivim youth

Blocking of railway track: 2-day remand for Tivim youth

Mapusa: Mapusa JMFC court has remanded a Tivim youth, who was arrested for allegedly blocking railway track at Tivim, to two days in police custody. On Friday evening, Mapusa police had booked seven Tivim residents including six minors for allegedly blocking railway track by placing stones on the track between Pernem and Tivim, thereby endangering safety of those travelling by trains. Police had arrested Akhil Talawnekar in connection with the...
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Churches likely to open on June 8

Churches likely to open on June 8

Panaji: Eleven weeks after the lockdown was announced in view of the Covid-19 outbreak, churches across the state are likely to open with masses for congregations. “Masses will most likely begin on June 8. We are waiting for related SOPs from state authorities,” a senior priest said. Priests have been celebrating masses to empty benches, with some parishes live streaming the services for their faithful. Lakhs of Christians across the...
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Coastal police arrest 16 men for mid-sea robbery

Coastal police arrest 16 men for mid-sea robbery

Vasco: The Mormugao coastal security police on Saturday arrested 16 men for stealing fish and navigational equipment from a fishing trawler in deep sea between the coast of Goa and Malwan in Maharashtra. The police succeeded in recovering all the stolen material. According to sources in police, a complaint in this regard was lodged by one Joao Martin Fernandes, a resident of Colva in Salcete taluka. Based on the complaint,...
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Colombo flight to land at Dabolim with 168 sailors today

Colombo flight to land at Dabolim with 168 sailors today

Vasco: A repatriation flight from Colombo in Sri Lanka will arrive at the Dabolim airport on Sunday evening carrying 168 stranded Indian seafarers. “The scheduled repatriation flight from Colombo, which was supposed to land at the Dabolim airport on Friday with the stranded seafarers was cancelled at the last moment,” said airport director Gagan Malik. He said the sailors will now land at the Dabolim airport on Sunday around 10...
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Goa to see 47-day long fishing ban from June 15

Goa to see 47-day long fishing ban from June 15

Panaji: The state fisheries department has reduced the annual deep-sea fishing ban to 47 days from 61 as mandated earlier. The revised order issued by fisheries director Shamila Monteiro states that instead of June 1 to July 31, the fishing ban will now come into effect from June 15 to July 31. The ban is imposed to facilitate breeding of marine fish during the monsoon. “The government of Goa, having...
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From today to June 2, brace for heavy rainfall

From today to June 2, brace for heavy rainfall

Panjim: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Goa observatory has ruled out the possibility of a cyclone along the West Coast of India for the time being, as a result of formation of low pressure area over the southeast and adjoining east central Arabian Sea around May 31. IMD has predicted heavy rainfall warning for the State till June 2, while fishermen have been advised not to venture into the south-east and...
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Law of the land needs to be respected by all in letter and spirit: Kamat

Law of the land needs to be respected by all in letter and spirit: Kamat

Panjim: A day after Goa Lokayukta rapped the BJP-led government for its inaction against former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and two others in the alleged illegal mining lease renewal matter, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat said the “law of the land needs to be respected by all in letter and spirit”. Kamat, who is been chargesheeted for the alleged illegal mining scam worth Rs 35,000 crore, said that despite he...
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MLA claims 20-point prog allottees subletting, leasing out houses

MLA claims 20-point prog allottees subletting, leasing out houses

Margao: Congress’ Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco on Saturday alleged that the persons, who are allotted houses under the 20 point programme, are subletting, leasing and renting out the ground plus one houses. There are issues with regards to the houses constructed under the 20-point programme scheme across Goa including Davorlim, Reginaldo said and alleged that the allottees are selling and subletting the houses. "It is important to note that...
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The Future Of Forca

It all came to an end in the semi finals. When over two legs they lost by a goal on aggregate tally, it left their fans in despair. They were however able to grab a spot in the AFC Championship by virtue of topping the league. Now with the 2020 edition having ended, the team will dismantle, with various players […]

Nerul SC get the better of St Savio SC

Goa Velha: Nerul Sports Club scored an easy 3-1 win over St. Savio Sports Club, Calangute to move into the quarter-finals of the 14th London Trophy inter village football tournament, organised by Goa Velha Sports Club, at Goa Velha Sports Club ground. In a fast paced encounter, St. Savio Sports Club missed a glorious opportunity to surge ahead but Vischal […]

Clear doubts on closure of schools: Parents to govt

Ponda: The government decision to close schools in Goa till March 31 and to continue with Class XII exams as per the schedule has created confusion among headmasters, parents and students, who have demanded that the State clarifies the same and come out with clear cut directions. With schools closed how can exams be conducted, the parents questioned while, some […]

Ensure surgical face masks, sanitisers are available at affordable rates: Metrology Dept

Panjim: The Legal Metrology Department has appealed to the manufacturing units and suppliers to ensure that N95 or a simple surgical face masks and sanitisers are available at affordable rates. The department has also warned of penal action against those found manufacturing or selling masks and sanitisers illegally. The appeal comes following shortage of N95 or a simple surgical face […]

People resort to panic buying

Panaji: Panic buying of essential commodities was witnessed in the city as the rumours were rife that trucks arriving from neighbouring states of Karnataka and Maharahtra would not be coming from Tuesday onwards in view of the measures adopted to contain COVID-19. This reporter went round the city market and other areas to know the pulse of the public, who […]

Parrikar’s first death anniversary today

Panaji: The first death anniversary of late Manohar Parrikar, former Defence Minister, Government of India and former Chief Minister of Goa, will be commemorated on March 17, 2020 by laying floral tributes at the ongoing site of late Manohar Parrikar’s Smriti Sthal at Miramar, where his last rites were held. The Chief Minister of Goa, cabinet ministers and other dignitaries […]

CM urged to cancel exams

Margao: The Green Goa Foundation has written to the Chief Minister urging him to cancel all exams for the students of Std I to VIII. The GGF says that these exams serve no purpose and students would be exposed to harmful virus while attending exams. The GGF has requested for a quick and favourable decision in this respect. “The school […]