Sunday 14 February 2016

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Take IT to villages; get Goan youngsters back to Goa

Goa government plans to build IT centres

MGP-GVP oppose ‘coconut bill’, alliance coconut breaking?

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s co

Only wild boar, no other ‘nuisance’ to be Vermin in Goa?

It appears that no other ‘nuisance ani

Break ties with BJP, demand MGP central committee members

Will the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party

FC Goa slapped with Rs 2.5 Cr bill for police security

FC Goa, the Indian Super League's (ISL)

Rare Himalayn Griffon spotted in Goa

Birdwatchers in south Goa have reported

 

Society

Only wild boar, no other ‘nuisance’ to be Vermin in Goa?

It appears that no other ‘nuisance animal’ than wild boar would be declared a vermin in Goa by the central government. ... READ

Rare Himalayn Griffon spotted in Goa

Birdwatchers in south Goa have reported spotting the rare Himalayan griffon, also known as Himalayan vulture.... READ

Will Goa press to declare National Bird and State Animal as vermin?

After Goa’s state animal Gaur (Bison), will Goa government now also recommend to declare Peacock, the national bird, as a vermin?... READ

Issues

Karnataka and Maharashtra hand-in-glove over Mhadei diversion: AG

Are two big brothers – Karnataka and Maharashtra – hand in gloves to strangulate younger brother Goa and deprive it of its own water flowing from the Sahyadri range?... READ

Info Commission clashes with Transport Dept over red beacon cars

Goa’s information commission is on loggerheads with the state transport authorities on the issue of the Chief Information Commission using a red beacon car. ... READ

Karn BJP tells Cong CM to seek Rane's opinion on Mhadei

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Jagadish Shettar has urged Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to write a fresh letter to the Chief Minister and Leaders of Opposition of Goa and Maharashtra to find an amicable settlement to the Mahadayi water sharing issue.... READ

Infrastructure

Take IT to villages; get Goan youngsters back to Goa

Goa government plans to build IT centres in the cities, but the young Goan IT professionals want to take IT to the villages.... READ

Goa’s illegal houses could be legal by next month

Goa government is all set to regularize ‘illegal’ houses built till February 2014, but not all, in the budget Assembly session next month. ... READ

‘Park outside, Walk inside’, King Shalom’s message while his rule ends

May it be the Carnival and Shigmo parades or rallies and processions of religious or political bodies, it’s fun for those who participate and an irritant for those who don’t, especially when they are held in Goa’s major towns. ... READ

Sports

FC Goa slapped with Rs 2.5 Cr bill for police security

FC Goa, the Indian Super League's (ISL) 2015 losing finalists, were stumped on Friday, when the South Goa police sought re-imbursement worth Rs. 2.5 CRORES from the franchise for adequate security cover during all the matches played at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, in Fatorda.... READ

Goa exempts FIFA U 17 World Cup from Ent Tax

Goa government has exempted all matches to be played in the state in FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament from the payment of entertainment tax. ... READ

Simran, Tejas seize the titles of Gaspar Dias Open Tennis

Tournament favorite Tejas Shevde¬¬¬¬ won the finals of the Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias Open 2016 in a thrilling match against Gustavo Perziano. ... READ

Politics

MGP-GVP oppose ‘coconut bill’, alliance coconut breaking?

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s coconut is breaking as its both the alliance partners - Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party as well as Goa Vikas Party – are gearing up to embarrass the government on several issues, especially the controversial ‘coconut bill’. ... READ

Break ties with BJP, demand MGP central committee members

Will the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party continue with its alliance in the forthcoming Assembly election? They are not sure at this stage. ... READ

Why the BJP doesn’t want Assembly poll by mid-December?

Goa Assembly election by mid-December? This is one issue where the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the newly formed anti-BJP Goa Forward meet. But neither BJP’s alliance partner – the MGP – nor its traditional rival – the Congress. ... READ

Economy

Siachen avalanche survivor Hanamanthappa passes away

Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, who was battling for his life at the Army’s Research & Referral hospital in New Delhi, breathed his last on Thursday morning.... READ

Modi, Parrikar visit Hanumanthappa in hospital

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief of Army General Dalbir Singh visited the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi to get an update on the condition of the soldier who was found alive six days after being buried under an avalanche at the Siachen glacier.... READ

Goa Dairy to challenge SUMUL entry in the court, offer higher rates to farmers

Goa Dairy has decided to challenge Goa government’s decision to invite SUMUL to work in four talukas of Goa among the milk producing farmers.... READ

Culture

With schemes come the schemers; young talent is the future of Konkani Cinema: Bardroy

Bardroy Barreto, the first Oscar entrant with a Konkani cinema ‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’, speaks out his mind for the first time to goanews.com.... READ

Yugank bags TMA Pai Award for a Konkani book on World Cinema

Yugank Naik, a research scholar at Goa University, has bagged a prestigious Dr T M A Pai Foundation Best Konkani Book award for 2014 for his book “Venchik Aantarrashtriya Chalchitram: Niyall Ani Samiksha.”... READ

Mauzo to chair solidarity meet of nationwide writers at Dandi on 30 Jan

Damodar Mauzo, eminent Indian Konkani writer from Goa, will chair a national level meet of writers and artists at Dandi Event scheduled on 30 January at Dandi.... READ