Sunday , 21 April 2019

Author Archives: Navhind Times


St Anthony SC in semis MARGAO: St Anthony’s SC, Assolda entered the semifinals of Fr Basilio Andrade Memorial Football tournament by defeating UC Benaulim 4-0 at Musson grounds, Majorda on Friday. St Anthony’s SC Assolda led  3-0 at half time. The goal scorers for the Assolda team were: Joseph Fernandes(10th minute), Sidney Vaz (20th minute), Alton Vaz (30th minute) and ... Read More »

BJP Must Fast Track Promise Fulfilment

THE recent statement by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar that it was impossible to get a special status for the state has disappointed many including his party men.  The BJP had made a promise to get special status for Goa; so the people would expect the party not to give up the cause abruptly. It is not yet clear how the ... Read More »

Bigger Role Awaits Nitish Kumar

AMITAVA MUKHERJEE   AS the Bihar assembly election results started pouring in, veteran Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar made a serious mistake while going through his otherwise admirable election analysis on CNN-IBN. Faced with a question whether Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar can become a rallying point for the opposition at the national level, Aiyar discounted the possibility on the ... Read More »


Nirmon Destined to Succeed I enjoyed watching the premiere show of the new Konkani film Nirmon, which is a remake of the national awards winning film of yesteryears. The entire cast, I must say, has delivered excellent performances to make the new version of Nirmon a laudable effort worth watching more than once. Anagha Joshi stands out in her lead ... Read More »

The Imprecise Poverty Line

PACHU MENON, MARGAO THAT the Indian government has had a varied conception of workers in the unorganized sector has been made amply clear by the slew of schemes it plans to introduce for them. However, more than the efforts made in the past to better the lot of these workers, it has been the misconception of recognizing those below the ... Read More »

Bismarque death: police rule out murder for now

PANAJI: Goa police, for now, has ruled out registering a murder case in the death of priest turned social activist Fr Bismarque Dias. However, police claim that they are inquiring into whatever suspicions have been raised by Fr Dias’ family and friends. Please like & share: Read More »

Patients needing blood frequently to get it free of cost

PANAJI: In what could be described as good news for patients of thalassaemia, haemophilia, sickle-cell anaemia and patients suffering from any other blood dyscrasia, the Goa government has ordered the blood banks to provide blood required for transfusion frequently free of cost to the patients. Please like & share: Read More »

CM: Defence Expo will be held on lines of IFFI

MAPUSA: Stating that Goa is proud to be the permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and that land has already been identified for the permanent venue in the state and infrastructure will be ready in 2-3 years, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday said that the defence trade exhibition or the Defence Expo will be held ... Read More »

Chaos in Carmona as panch member makes U-turn over Raheja project

CARMONA: Chaos reigned supreme at the monthly panchayat body meeting at Carmona on Thursday after panch member Devina Rodrigues made a dramatic U-turn and backtracked on her earlier stance opposing Raheja housing project. Please like & share: Read More »

Culture of intolerance growing under BJP govt’s rule: Cong

  MARGAO: Claiming that culture of intolerance and polarisation is growing all over the country in stark violation of the Constitution, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Luizinho Faleiro said that the state Congress leaders will protest against it and take oath of tolerance at the historic Lohia Maidan in Margao on November 14. Please like & share: Read More »