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Not Goa, TN is favourite destination of foreigners

Contrary to popular opinion, neither Goa

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

It is almost certain that Goa Assembly e

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

Dattaraj Salgaocar and Shrinivas Dempo,

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

Three senior bureaucrats – Swapnil Nai

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

A young entrepreneur of Goa has not only

When Tendulkar seeks Parrikar's help to rescue biz-partner's property...

Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar had sou

 

Society

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

Goa University’s ex-Reader Prof Sahni to take over as new VC

Goa University has found one of its former Reader as a new vice chancellor. Prof Varun Sahni is expected to take over in November. ... READ

“Don’t fool us”: FORCE; “It’s Parsekari Tiatr”: BBSM

BBSM as well as FORCE are unanimous on one issue. Both the rival organisations fighting against each other have opposed the Bhaskar Nayak committee constituted by the government. ... READ

Issues

Ind trio calls LED bulbs a scam, BJP welcomes probe

The trio of independent MLAs has threatened to file a case against Goa government, alleging that the Jyotirmay scheme of distributing the LED bulbs free of cost is a big scandal. ... READ

Lokayukta orders to stop beach cleaning payments

Goa Lokayukta Justice P K Misra today asked the Director of Tourism to stop all further payments to two contractorsentrusted with cleaning beaches in the state.... READ

India's sole referendum: When Goa didn't go with Bombay

On January 20, 1967, the Times of India (ToI) reported on how in the village of Loutolim in central Goa, most men had worn a rather fuzzy look for the past few days. ... 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

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

We can’t wait for Cong till Sept to form Grand Alliance: Vijai

Vijai Sardesai, the promoter of Grand Alliance against the ruling BJP, has decided to go ahead with his plans without waiting for the Congress. ... READ

Economy

Not Goa, TN is favourite destination of foreigners

Contrary to popular opinion, neither Goa, nor Kerala or even Jammu and Kashmir is the most popular tourist destination in India for foreign travellers. India's most popular state with foreign tourists is Tamil Nadu.... READ

When Tendulkar seeks Parrikar's help to rescue biz-partner's property...

Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar had sought Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's help to rescue a plush holiday retreat he frequents in Landour, Mussoorie, from a security dispute with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).... READ

Is it possible to implement 7th Pay Commission in Goa?

Is the Goa government in a position to implement the 7th Pay Commission for its employees, when elections are close but the economy is in shambles?... 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