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STANDPOINT (11): ONLY 9 MINUTES? फकत 9 मिण्टां? (By Sandesh Prabhdesai)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made ye

Tablighis congregated in Delhi before Satryo, Gulal, Mass & ZP campaign held in Goa

We are fortunate that only few Tablighi

HOME DELIVERY OR CORONA DELIVERY?

होम डिलिव्हरी

WHAT’S A BIG DEAL IF WE GO OUT?

इतलें कितें जा

Who will man grocery shops, Mr CM? Italian Goenkar says RESTRAINT is the only option

With public fuming everywhere since they

HOW GOAN STUDENTS ABROAD ARE BATTLING CORONA?

By Sandesh Prabhudesai, Editor, goanews.

 

Society

Tablighis congregated in Delhi before Satryo, Gulal, Mass & ZP campaign held in Goa

We are fortunate that only few Tablighi devotees have been found positive for COVID 19 when such religious congregations were held all over India, belonging to all religions, including Goa, during the same time. ... READ

Who will man grocery shops, Mr CM? Italian Goenkar says RESTRAINT is the only option

With public fuming everywhere since they were running out of daily essentials, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant finally surrendered to open the shops, but without any proper arrangments, like in Mumbai, Delhi or the world over. ... READ

Did Nehru really delay Liberation of Goa?

On 15th January, Goa’s BJP Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, made a remark that India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was responsible for delaying Goa’s liberation by 14 years. Is it true?... READ

Issues

Will anti-CAA rally of Church change political equations in Goa?

The ruling BJP of Goa was least shaken up with anti-CAA & NRC rallies also being held in Goa under different banners, but not until the Goa Church entered the nationwide movement. Completing the circle, the huge rally held in Madgao today brought together the Christians, Muslims and the liberal Hindus on one platform. ... READ

Will bring BJP CMs on board to resolve Mhadei row: Yeddyurappa

State president of BJP B S Yeddyurappa has taken the responsibility of bringing BJP chief Ministers of Goa and Maharashtra together to resolve the decades-old Mahadayi row. ... READ

Properties of Digambar and Churchill attached in Louis Berger scam

The central government’s Enforcement Directorate has moved into action, attaching properties of former Congress CM Digambar Kamat and former minister Churchill Alemao in the Louis Berger bribery case. ... READ

Infrastructure

Frustrated Goan’s petition to bring Ola, Uber into Goa goes viral

A rather fervid online petition by a Goan citizen on Change.org has gained stupendous traction since it was uploaded two days ago.... READ

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

Video EdiThought

STANDPOINT (11): ONLY 9 MINUTES? फकत 9 मिण्टां? (By Sandesh Prabhdesai)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made yet another appeal to observe on Sunday 5 April, at 9 pm, for 9 minutes to put off lights and light candles or diyas or mobile flash light to resolve that ‘we are not alone’. ... READ

HOME DELIVERY OR CORONA DELIVERY?

होम डिलिव्हरी काय कोरोना डिलिव्हरी?... READ

WHAT’S A BIG DEAL IF WE GO OUT?

इतलें कितें जाता भायर वचून आयल्यार?... READ

Politics

Goa Forward embraces Shivsena for Earthquake, forming Front to topple BJP Govt in Goa

In a dramatic development, Goa Forward has joined hands with Shivsena to topple the BJP government of Goa, on the lines of Maharashtra, by extending the Maha Vikas Aghadi to the tourist state. ... READ

Full Goa Assembly had crossed over in 1980!

Hell broke on social media when 10 more Congress MLAs formed a separate group of two third and crossed over to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. It reduced original 17-member Congress to mere 5 in the current Assembly elected in 2017. ... READ

Congress won South Goa, but BJP gained!

Even BJP camp had surrendered to the fact that Franciso Sardinha of Congress would win South Goa MP election of 2019. But hardly anybody expected that the margin would be hardly 10,000 votes. ... READ

Economy

SC again stops Goa mining from 16 March, orders fresh ECs & recover dues

Within six years, the mining industry of Goa has received a second blow of closure. The Supreme Court has cancelled all the 88 mining leases of Goa.... READ

NGT orders 25 miners to appear before MoEF, face closure threat

The National Green Tribunal had directed 25 mining leaseholders of Goa to appear before the Ministry of Environment and Forests on 7th September, in connection with the alleged invalid environment clearance they are holding. ... READ

Shifting all casinos on-shore in 3 years; Goans to be debarred: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has finally spelt out his proposed policy on casinos, a classic U turn, from vehemently opposing any kind of casinos to now shifting the ‘offshore’ gambling on-the-shore. ... READ

Culture

साहित्य अकादेमी पुरस्कार मेळ्ळेलें ‘ध वर्डस्’ कोंकणी अकादेमी कित्याक विकतें घेना?

विष्णू सुर्या वाघाच्या ‘सुदीरसुक्त’ कवितासंग्रहा फाटोफाट निलबा खांडेकाराचो ‘ध वर्डस्’ हो कवितासंग्रहय वादग्रस्त जाला. दोगांयचेरूय आक्षेप घेवपाकडेन संबंदीत आसलेली संस्था, गोवा कोंकणी अकादेमी. हे संस्थेन ‘सुदीरसुक्ता’क पुरस्कार दिलोना. आनी ‘ध वर्डस्’ हें पुस्तक तर विकतें पासून घेवपाक न्हयकार दिलो. अचूक त्याच पुस्तकाक राष्ट्रीय पावंड्यावेलो प्रतिश्ठेचो पुरस्कार दिवन साहित्य अकादेमीन ह्या पुस्तकाचो आनी कवी निलबा खांडेकाराचो भोवमान केला. कालूच निकाल जाहीर जाला. ... READ

#IFFI50: Free time during @IFFIGoa? Here’s what to do in #Panaji

The 50th Film Festival of India has kicked off on the 21st of November and despite the hectic schedule, there is ample free time in between films. The question on most people’s minds is what to do with this free time. Well, that’s what this article is for. Read ahead to find out what all you can do in your free time. ... READ

Rajini, Big B & Shankar Mahadevan steal the show as IFFI50 opens

India’s ace singer Shankar Mahadevan stole the show at the inaugural of Golden Jubilee of International Film Festival of India in Goa today evening amidst the whole Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium cheering at the two great superstars of Indian Films: Rajinikanth & Big B Amitabh Bachchan. ... READ