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GMR to build Mopa airport, first phase by 2020, 4.4 M traffic

Bengaluru-based GMR Airports Ltd has bee

Gadkari made BJP in-charge for Goa poll

Union minister Nitin Gadkari was on Wedn

Scarlett's mother hopes for justice as Cong Govt not in power

Eight years after her daughter found dea

AAP has no money to fight Goa, Punjab polls: Kejri

Aam Aadmi Party does not have money to f

Wagh's eyelid movement creates revival hope, test positive

There is a hope of deputy speaker Vishnu

Goa will lead BJP Vijay Rath of 2019 by winning 27 seats: Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party national presiden

 

Society

Scarlett's mother hopes for justice as Cong Govt not in power

Eight years after her daughter found dead in Goa, British national Fiona Mackeown says she would never dare to holiday in the coastal state again though she would love to explore rest of India as a tourist.... READ

Goa’s Civil Code shows that Uniformity does not always mean Equality

For probably the umpteenth time, there are whispers in the air that a uniform civil code (UCC) is in the offing. Occasionally, Goa’s UCC is brought up during these discussions.... READ

Introduce Romi Konkani at primary level to resolve MoI issue: Wagh

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Vishnu Wagh has come out with a new theory. According to him, the Church-run primary schools shifted from Konkani to English because it was Devnagari Konkani. ... READ

Issues

Marathi divides the politicians, who unite on no-confidence motion

The Goa Assembly, perhaps at the last sitting of the existing Assembly, witnessed an interesting divide on two different motions – a no confidence motion against the government and making Marathi the official language. ... READ

Cauvery 'father' moots Mahadayi Family for amicable solution

While parts of northern Karnataka are witnessing violent protests over the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal rejecting the Sate’s interim application, Karnataka Agriculture Prices Commission Chairman T.N. Prakash Kammaradi has mooted the idea of constituting a ‘Mahadayi Family’ on the lines of the ‘Cauvery Family’ comprising stakeholders of Karnataka and Goa for an amicable solution.... READ

Karnataka Bandh on Sat, KTC buses stopped for 3 days

The verdict on Mhadei water diversion against Karnataka has created tension between Goa and Karnataka, affecting the public transport. ... READ

Infrastructure

GMR to build Mopa airport, first phase by 2020, 4.4 M traffic

Bengaluru-based GMR Airports Ltd has been selected to construct Goas new Mopa airport in four phases at the total cost of Rs 4500 crore. ... READ

IRCTC to run luxury trains to Shirdi, Goa, Tirupati

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will soon operate ‘Three Star’ luxury trains from Secunderabad to Shirdi, Goa and Tirupati with the basic tariff structure of normal bus fares.... READ

Goa's IT bus will overtake all Southern states: Parsekar

Reiterating that Goa has not missed the ‘IT-bus’, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday said that the state would surpass its south-Indian contemporaries in the next seven years.... READ

Sports

ISL sold FC Goa stakes to casino king Mody

New major owner of FC Goa and Casino King Jaydev Mody has confirmed that the proposal to take over the team came from Indian Super League.... READ

Salgaocar, Dempo quit FC Goa after ISL sets aside ban on them

Dattaraj Salgaocar and Shrinivas Dempo, the co-owners of FC Goa and prime promoters of football in Goa, have decided to quit FC Goa after the ban on them was set aside by the Indian Super League today. ... READ

FC Goa retains Spanish midfielder Jofre

FC Goa have retained Spanish midfielder Jofre Mateu Gonsales for the third season of the Hero Indian Super League.... READ

Politics

Gadkari made BJP in-charge for Goa poll

Union minister Nitin Gadkari was on Wednesday made BJP in-charge of Goa assembly election which is due next year.... READ

AAP has no money to fight Goa, Punjab polls: Kejri

Aam Aadmi Party does not have money to fight election despite running Delhi government, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal has said.... READ

Wagh's eyelid movement creates revival hope, test positive

There is a hope of deputy speaker Vishnu Waghs condition reviving back to normal.... READ

Economy

No defence, minister: The worst Parrikarisms of all times

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar is a man known for his off-the-cuff and often controversial remarks.... READ

New SC order likely to halt mining of 40 leases, until…

A Supreme Court order last week in one case of a mining company may spell doom over at least 40 mining leases, which may not be able to resume mining operations from October. ... READ

Goa would implement 7th Pay, provision made: CM

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today confirmed that Goa would implement 7th Pay Commission recommendation to the employees of Goa government and aided institutes.... READ

Culture

Borkar, Anwesha bag national SA Awards for Children and Youth Lit

Goa’s eminent writer Dilip Borkar and young writer Anwesha Singbal have bagged this year’s prestigious Sahitya Academy awards in children’s literature and youth literature respectively. ... READ

Varsha’s ‘dream’ to act in a Konkani film still unfulfilled

Varsha Usgaonkar, eminent Bollywood actor of Goan origin, is still left with a dream to act in a Konkani film, even after acting in several Hindi, Marathi and Bhojpuri films. ... READ

Google pays tribute to Mario Miranda, celebrating 90

Google celebrates today Goa’s internationally renowned cartoonist late Mario Miranda, on the occasion of his 90th birth anniversary. ... READ