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Goa News


Panaji, outskirts see 17 new cases

NT NETWORK Panaji Commotion was witnessed at Altinho in Panaji on Friday as ten COVID positive...

16 killed as plane skids runway, falls into valley in Kerala

PTI Kozhikode Sixteen people were killed and several others injured when a Dubai-Calicut Air India Express...

Yet another surge of 259 COVID cases

The state continued to report a high number of coronavirus infections, as Goa’s tally of confirmed cases crossed the 8,000-mark with 259 cases being detected on Saturday. The state also registered two more deaths in the last 24 hours.

Possibility of planes skidding off short Mopa runway dismissed

Director of civil aviation Suresh Shanbhogue brushed aside the possibility of an aircraft landing-related accident at the proposed Mopa International Greenfield Airport

Heavy rain likely over Goa

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rain in Goa over the next four days.


280 forest guard posts would be given to tribals: Tawadkar

MARGAO: In an attempt to clear backlog vacancies existing for the tribal community, the Minister for Tribal Welfare Ramesh Tawadkar said that nearly 280 of the total 400 posts of forest guard would be given to tribals in the state.

Chief Minister has assured Muslims over slaughtering of animals at meat complex: Vijai

MARGAO: Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai said that the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured the Muslim community of solving the issue of qurbani by allowing slaughtering of animals at Goa meat complex under police protection.
Addressing the media, Sardesai said he met the chief minister on Thursday highlighting the demand of Muslim community of Fatorda pertaining to qurbani issue.  

Scheme to promote farming stuck in ‘red tape’

PANAJI: With the state government failing to meet some guidelines, central farming scheme ‘Support to state extension programme for extension reforms’ has not been initiated in Goa and the Rs 25 lakh allotted in 2005-2006 are not unutilised.

Govt to develop infrastructure on S Goa beaches

NAVELIM: In a bid to improve tourism, the government is in the process of developing infrastructure in South Goa with beaches of Colva, Pallolem and Majorda being taken up on a priority basis.

Govt accepts land claim of Sancordem tribals

MARGAO: In what can be considered as a first step towards devolving of land rights to forest dwellers, Department of Forests on Friday awarded land to tribals of Sancordem in Sanguem taluka. This is the first of the 7000 claims for land titles made by tribals in South Goa that has been fulfilled.  

Benaulim sarpanch inspects hotel project over charges of violations

BENAULIM: The Benaulim panchayat today carried out site inspection of construction of a new hotel at Vasvaddo on Friday evening over alleged illegal construction and violation of Coastal Regulatory Zone management. The promoters of the hotel abstained form the site inspection.

Shredding machine at Shristhal lying unoperational because of noise factor

CANACONA: The shredding machine allotted to Shristhal village panchayat three years ago for recycling plastic waste lies unutilised.  
The shredder, set up behind the panchayat building, is not being used because it is said that the machine generates a lot of noise, thereby causing inconvenience to the panchayat staff. 

Lucrative tuna fish fails to entice local fishermen

By Bhiva Parab | NT
PANAJI: Though tuna fishing is thriving in some parts of the country, Goan fishermen are yet to cash in on the demand in foreign markets as they are ill-equipped to net large sized tuna fish due to lack of machinery and workforce.


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