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Cauvery 'father' moots Mahadayi Family for amicable solution

While parts of northern Karnataka are wi

Karnataka Bandh on Sat, KTC buses stopped for 3 days

The verdict on Mhadei water diversion ag

Mhadei: Battle is won, war is still ahead: CM

“We have won one battle, now we have t

Protests in N Karnataka over Mhadei verdict, Bandh called

Several districts in north Karnataka hav

Goa wins Mhadei battle, Karnataka’s diversion plea rejected

Goa has won the first battle of Mhadei.

Goa would implement 7th Pay, provision made: CM

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today

 

Society

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

Jailmate murders drug accused in Colvale jail

A shocking incident of a jailmate murdering a criminal – Ashpaq Bengre – took place at Colvale jail today morning. ... READ

LOLA Suman B: Goa’s young gift to the world of fashion!

A young entrepreneur of Goa has not only attracted the whole Bollywood towards her designer labels but has also shown a path of success to Goa’s ‘designer talent’ beyond the Arabian sea, sitting here in a tiny tourist state. ... READ

Issues

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

Mhadei: Battle is won, war is still ahead: CM

“We have won one battle, now we have to win the final war.”... READ

Infrastructure

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

Long-distance passenger ferries to float in Mandovi, Zuari by next year

The long-pending plan of activating Goa’s inland waterways to ferry locals and tourists would finally come true with the central government planning to set up 10 terminals, all in North Goa. ... READ

Sports

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

Monsoon turns Goa beaches into football grounds

As monsoon picks up and tourist activities cease on the shoreline, football enthusiasts have started to throng Goa beaches turning them into mini football ground. ... READ

Politics

AAP planning separate 'Dalit Manifestos' for Goa, Punjab and Gujarat

The Aam Aadmi Party is planning to release separate 'Dalit Manifestos' for the three states where it plans to contest assembly elections. ... READ

Goa Assembly election in Mid-Jan, notification by Dec end

It is almost certain that Goa Assembly election would be held by mid-January. ... READ

Elvis may become IAS replacing Arun Desai as HC reverses seniority list

Three senior bureaucrats – Swapnil Naik, Elvis Gomes and Menino D’Souza – have won a major battle of seniority, posing threat to the IAS cadre post of their colleague Arun Desai. ... READ

Economy

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

Goa to find legal course to debar foreigners from running business

Goa government is planning to debar foreigners from running business in Goa, an international tourist destination. ... READ

Goa’s growth rate declining; agro and fishing in crisis

Goa’s growth rate has started declining once again, sounding a warning bell to the financial managers in the government. ... 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