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Dabolim hit-and-run: car driver arrested

Vasco: Vasco police have succeeded in tracing the car, along with its driver, which was involved in hit-and-run case near Dabolim that claimed the life of a Gujarat-based youth and injured other five. The police disclosed that based on footage of a close circuit television (CCTV) camera installed at a petrol pump located on the outskirts of the town near ... Read More »

AAI to construct barrack facility at airport

Vasco: The airport director Gagan Malik has said that the Airport Authority of India (AAI) is in process of constructing a barrack facility for the airport security group of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) near Assoi Dongri in Dabolim with an aim to provide better and seamless security arrangements at the Goa international airport. Malik disclosed that “Barrack facility, ... Read More »

8 held for gambling in Ponda, Porvorim

Panaji: Continuing with its drive against matka gambling activities, the crime branch in three separate raids arrested 8 persons and seized cash of over Rs 45,000. In one of the raids conducted at upper Bazar Ponda wherein accused Mohammadgori Muzavar (35) and Surendra Dangui (52) were caught while allegedly accepting gambling bets informed police. During the raid police attached Rs ... Read More »

Man arrested for raping minor daughter

Sankhali: The Bicholim police said that on Tuesday they arrested a Nepali man residing at Arvalem, Sankhali for allegedly raping his own minor daughter.  According to the information provided by the Bicholim PI, a Nepali residing at Arvalem and working as security guard was booked for allegedly raping his minor daughter. The victim herself has filed a complaint. The police have ... Read More »

Living in accordance to Allah’s will

Danuska Da Gama Ramzan in Arabic translates to ‘extreme dryness and intolerable heat’. While the idea of fasting is to practice self restraint, a period of introspection, communal prayer (salat), charity and reading the Quran are symbolic during this time that begins and ends with appearance of the new moon. Muslims during this month fast from the time of sunrise ... Read More »

Bonding over Iftar

Every evening, Muslims end their daylong fast with Iftar. Usually mosques also have food stalls with selling a number of sumptuous eats VENITA GOMES The day during Ramzan starts at dawn with a meal called Suhoor or Sehri. Muslims end their Ramadan fast (Roza) every evening with prayers (Namaz) followed by a meal known as Iftar. “Usually, we have Iftar food at ... Read More »

Celebrations at Curdi

Devotees from various parts of Goa along with former residents of Curdi came together to celebrate the zatra of Lord Someshwar. Located in the submerged village of Curdi, the ancient Someshwar Temple is one of the few structures that still remains intact. During the months of April-May, the water level decreases and the village of Curdi resurfaces. It is believed ... Read More »

Act it out

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in collaboration with Abhivyaktee conducted a 15-day intensive theatre workshop with a special emphasis on ‘tiatr’. The workshop concluded with a presentation of skits in Konkani performed by the participants aged between 10 to 16 years. Based on the various exercises gleaned in the workshop, the presentation included various humorous scenes ‘dekhave’; an ... Read More »

A blend of fun and learning

JCI Salcete Coastal and Cuncolim Parish Youth organised the fourth edition of ‘Fun Fiesta 2019’, a summer camp held at Cuncolim parish hall. This year, the theme for the camp was ‘Come, Learn, Play and Enjoy’. A total of 125 students participated in the camp. The camp was inaugurated at the hands of parish priest of Our Lady of Health, ... Read More »

Concerned over reports of alleged tampering of voters’ verdict: Pranab

New Delhi: Joining the ongoing controversy over electronic voting machines (EVMs), former president Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday expressed concern over the alleged tampering of voters’ verdict saying the onus of ensuring institutional integrity lies with the Election Commission, which should put all speculation to rest. He also said there can be no room for speculation that challenge the very basis of ... Read More »