Tuesday 21 February 2017

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Is 35-day long postal ballot secured?

This is the first time Goa is experienci

Will the silent voter decide the fate of candidates?

Fingers crossed; that’s the mental con

All 4 major parties claim large turnout will give them absolute majority

There are four political parties which a

Goa has ‘unofficial’ ban on beef: Church

The Church has alleged that Goa’s BJP

Gangster Vinayak killed while Sada prisoners’ jail-break attempt fails

The unsuccessful attempt of jail-break b

Either Parrikar will be back as CM or rule Goa from Delhi: Shah

The Bharatiya Janata Party has suddenly

 

Society

Gangster Vinayak killed while Sada prisoners’ jail-break attempt fails

The unsuccessful attempt of jail-break by all the 49 prisoners of Sada sub-jail last midnight ended in a gangster Vinayak Korbatkar getting killed. ... READ

Goa Airport resumes operations

The Goa airport has resumed its operations within four hours after a Jet Airways flight had veered off the runway early morning today. ... READ

Goa airport shut down till afternoon as Jet flight skids off runway

Goa airport has been closed till afternoon as Jet Airways flight veered off the runway at 5.30 am today morning.... READ

Issues

SC bans liquor sale along highways from 1 Apr

The Supreme Court has directed all the state governments to clear all the liquor shops from state and national highways by 1st of April. ... READ

Historic Loliem Gram Sabha over IIT adjourned amidst confusion

The historic Gram Sabha of Loliem-Pollem in Canacona was adjourned today afternoon, postponing the voting over the issue of IIT due to confusion over the number of voters.... READ

Goa Forward indicts BJP’s Ticlo and AAP’s Elvis in Housing Board scams

Hardly a fortnight after he joined the Aam Aadmi Party, the supposedly upright retired government officer Elvis Gomes faced a frontal attack from Goa Forward party, allegedly in Housing Board land allotment scams. ... READ

Infrastructure

Travel Goa to Mumbai in 6 hours, by 2018

Goa to Mumbai by road would be hardly six hours, by 2018. ... READ

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

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

Is 35-day long postal ballot secured?

This is the first time Goa is experiencing a gap of 35 days between the polling day (4th February) and counting day (11th March). And thus the postal ballot is in the news. ... READ

Will the silent voter decide the fate of candidates?

Fingers crossed; that’s the mental condition of most of the candidates in the recently held Assembly election. Simply because the voter had gone silent!... READ

All 4 major parties claim large turnout will give them absolute majority

There are four political parties which are in a position to form the next government in Goa with their own strength. And all four of them claim that the large turnout, equivalent to 2012, is in their favour.... READ

Economy

‘Aframent’ cultivators to be owners of the land

After 100 years, Goan cultivators would be owners of the land they have been cultivating as Aframent. ... READ

Shack owners threaten to show black flags to PM

Goa’s shack owners have threatened to show black flags to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, if shacks are not allotted to them when he comes to Goa on 13th November.... READ

PM Modi withdraws Rs 500, Rs 1000 currency notes from midnight

Taking the nation by surprise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night announced demonetisation of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 notes with effect from midnight, making these notes invalid in a major assault on black money, fake currency and corruption.... READ

Culture

Two ‘Konkanis’ bag Sahitya Academy awards

Two ‘Konkani’ novelists bagged Sahitya Academy awards this year, one for English and another for Konkani. ... READ

"Christmas in Goa is not complete without Hindus, and Chovoth without Christians"

Anwesha Singbal, Goa’s young writer, portrayed a real picture of Goa to the World while delivering her acceptance speech after receiving the most prestigious national Sahitya Academy Yuva Puraskar 2016. ... READ

You can make a film without making it to film school: Estelle

Estelle Artus, a French born film director and screenwriter living in New York, was at 47th IFFI for her debut feature 'According to her'. ... READ