Saturday 25 September 2021

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Society | Heritage

Demand to change name of Vasco da Gama city

The year 1997 was the year to stall celebrations of Vasco da Gama's "discovery" of India 500 years ago. The year 1998 may now attempt to wipe out his identify from the country.As a beginning, ... READ

Palacious Cabo Raj Bhavan falling ?

The sudden blaring of an alarm may wake up the Governor at any time of night from his deep sleep and he will have no option than to rush out of his bedroom, not shouting ... READ

PM rules out India's participation in Portuguese celebrations

India's participation in Portugal, to mark the fifth centenary celebrations of Vasco da Gama's visit to our country, is ruled out by Prime Minister I K Gujral. It also won't hold any celebrations here.The statement ... READ

Goans unite to oppose Vasco da Gama celebrations

IFollowing Kerala, the fifth centenary celebrations has become a public issue in Goa, the state ruled by the Portuguese for 450 years. Led by the freedom fighters, several political parties have joined the peoples' front ... READ

Goan nationalists urge to oppose Vasco celebrations

Citizens of Goa, the state ruled by the Portuguese for 450 years, at a state-level rally have demanded that resolutions be passed in the Parliament as well as in the state Assembly, opposing fifth centenary ... READ

Institute Menezes Braganza caught up in a row

While Vasco da Gama's centenary celebrations on his discovery of India are caught up in a nation-wide controversy, in Goa - the former Portuguese colony, a controversy has raked up over a 125-year old institute, ... READ

Portuguese minister justifies celebrations

Protests raised in some quarters over the fifth centenary celebration of Vasco da Gama, the discoverer of India, would not be a hurdle for the plans jointly chalked out by both the countries, claims Portugal's ... READ

Asia's first City of Old Goa in shambles

Old Goa, the first city in Asia built by mediaeval Europeans in the 16th century, is in shambles today. The demand from historians, preservationists and archaeologists to recreate the flavour of 16th century has been ... READ