Goa News

Mining companies should address basic issues of society, says Rane

VALPOI: The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Pratapsing Rane, said that mining companies can revamp their image by contributing a share of their revenue for solving the basic problems existing in the society.

Teacher arrested for abetment to suicide

PANAJI: A teacher from a city school, Kanhaiya Naik, who has been accused of allegedly raping a minor, was arrested on Saturday by Panaji town police following a complaint from the father of the victim on Friday night, informed the police.

Every four days a child is abused in Goa

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Comparatively a high rate of child abuse has been recorded in Goa during the past three-and-a-half years, with one child abused in the state every four days.

PANAJI: Comparatively a high rate of child abuse has been recorded in Goa during the past three-and-a-half years, with one child abused in the state every four days.

Govt to reverify River Princess removal before paying Arihant

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The River Princess might have been "removed," but the government wants to reassure itself about the genuineness about removal of the vessel before the payment of Rs 99 crore

PANAJI: The River Princess might have been "removed," but the government wants to reassure itself about the genuineness about removal of the vessel before the payment of Rs 99 crore is made to Mumbai-based Arihant Ship Breakers, who was awarded the contract to remove the vessel off Candolim beach.

‘Timely analysis of statistical information, feedback to government is very important’

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, has underlined the importance and the significance of statistics and narrated his experience in analysing certain situation while he was holding the post of chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

State NCP pushes for co-ordination panel

PANAJI: On the heels of the dissatisfaction by the central Nationalist Congress Party that precipitated a mini crisis in UPA-II, the local unit of the NCP too has expressed dissatisfaction over co-ordination between local allies and pushed for a coordination committee in the state.

Seminar on academic, behavioural disorders in children on August 4

PANAJI: A seminar on academic and behavioural disorders in children will be organised by the Shiroda-based Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, on August 4, at the Goa Science Centre, from 10.30 a. m onwards, to help the children in their classrooms and outside, with at least 15 to 20 per cent of the total children in the state presently facing such problems.

Govt committed to work for betterment of STs: Mahadev

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar inaugurated new premises for Tribal Welfare Department at a function held at Patto in the city on Friday in the presence of Industries Minister, Mr Mahadev Naik and Tribal Welfare Minister, Mr Ramesh Tawadkar.

Applications invited for admission to Rashtriya Indian Military College

PANAJI:  The Rashtriya Indian Military College which is an inter- services institution and category A establishment of the Ministry of Defence has invited applications from boys for admission to the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun (UK) for July 2013 term which will be conducted at selected centres on December 1 and 2.

Gracias Saldanha – a man of many virtues

A visionary and successful entrepreneur on one hand and an extremely kind hearted and compassionate person on the other, Mr Gracias Saldanha, founder of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals who passed away recently was a man of many virtues.