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Taleigao not fully prepared for rains

Panaji: Even though the monsoon is just a few days away, Taleigao village is not fully prepared as the work of de-silting of storm drains is not completed. The pre-monsoon work was started late however the panchayat is pointing fingers at the enforcement of model code of conduct however after cleaning the storm drains in most of the wards, the …

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23% arrested in drug cases in state are Goans

Panaji: Around 23 per cent of the accused arrested by the Goa police in drugs cases in the last 5 months are Goans. While around 50 per cent of the accused are from other states of India and just over 25 per cent are foreign nationals.   Since January this year, the Goa police have booked 89 cases under the …

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11-yr-old succumbs to accident injuries

Panaji: A 11-year-old Amandeep Khalko who had suffered injuries in a road accident at Gaundalim Old Goa died while undergoing treatment at the GMC Bambolim. The deceased had suffered injuries in the accident that occurred on Saturday at Gaundalim wherein the water tanker driven by his father Imdan Khalko turned turtle. Amandeep was sitting on the passenger seat, informed Old …

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HC acquits Nepali man in drugs case

Panaji: High Court of Bombay at Goa has acquitted a Nepali in a drugs case. The appellant, Krishna Malla, a native of Nepal, was convicted by the special judge of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Court, Mapusa for being found in illegal possession of commercial quantity of ‘charas’ weighing 2.225 kgs.  He came to be convicted and sentenced to undergo …

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Noted playwright-actor Girish Karnad passes away at 81

Bengaluru: Renowned playwright, actor and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad, who left his indelible mark in the world of literature, theatre and cinema spanning five decades, passed away at his residence here Monday after prolonged illness, his family said. A multi-hyphenate personality, who often courted controversies for his fearless vocal stance on several issues, Karnad, 81, is survived by wife Saraswathi, …

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Washout against Windies gives Proteas first point

Southampton: A struggling South Africa got their first point of the World Cup after their game against the West Indies was abandoned due to persistent rain here on Monday. South Africa were 29 for two in the eighth over when rain stopped play at the Hampshire Bowl and intermittent showers meant no play was possible for the rest of the …

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Kohli mutes premature semis talks despite strong start

London: India made quite a statement with their clinical victory against holders Australia but captain Virat Kohli is not entertaining any premature thoughts or taking a place in the semifinals of the World Cup for granted. India have won both ways in their first two matches, expertly pulling off a chase in their tournament opener against South Africa before astutely …

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Yuvraj Singh quits International cricket

New Delhi: India cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Sunday announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket. The left-handed batsman, who made his international debut in an ODI match against Kenya in October 2000, went on to play 304 ODIs, 40 Tests and 58 T20Is for the side. “After 25 years, I have decided to move on. Cricket has given …

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GOA BRIEFS

Princeton Rebello extends stay at FC Goa by three years PANAJI: Midfielder Princeton Rebello has extended his stay with FC Goa till the summer of 2022 as he signed a new three-year contract with the club, states the FC Goa press release on Monday. The 20-year-old has been with the club since 2017 and made his senior team debut in …

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Portugal win with a statement of intent

Porto: European champions Portugal won the inaugural Nations League with a 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Sunday and on this evidence must surely be early candidates to challenge with France for next year’s Euro 2020 title. The narrow margin of the win did not express the gap in quality between the sides at the Dragao Stadium — the weakness …

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