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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.


Goa at the bottom of BPL population category list

PANAJI: The poverty estimates for India for the year 2011-12 as released by the Planning Commission in July 2013 has placed Goa at the bottom of the list in the BPL (below poverty line) population category.

Goa Dairy will have no competition: chief

Ever since Shrikant P Naik has taken charge as the chairman of the Goa State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd from January 2012 onwards, he has been working towards accomplishing sale of one lakh litres per day (LPD) of the Goa Dairy milk,

Govt approves 3-year licence policy for shacks

PANAJI: The government on Tuesday finally gave approval to the new shack policy under which the shack owners would get the right to operate shacks on beaches for a period of three years.

Reaping benefits of greenhouse technology

PANAJI: Some farmers in the state are reaping the benefits of  greenhouse technology introduced by the  Agriculture Department. 
In March 2012, Joseph D’Souza, a Saligao farmer, built four greenhouses, spread across 4000 square metre of cultivable land, located behind church. 

‘I have stayed in Talsamzor for 28 years, I have no money to build another house’

Nearly 30 years ago, the barren and hilly area of Talsamzor became the permanent residence of some homeless people, who by working hard constructed houses and continued to live here in poor and unhealthy conditions without any complaints.

92 crosses from Velim cemetery removed

MARGAO/VELIM: Some unknown miscreants struck at the church cemetery at Tolleakanto-Velim under the cover of darkness, on Monday night, uprooting as many as 92 crosses from there and throwing the same outside its compound wall.

Bhatkal shows NIA men places surveyed for terror strikes in Goa

PANAJI: Escorted by National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials, key Indian Mujahideen (IM) terror suspect Yasin Bhatkal was on Monday taken around the places and areas in Goa which he had surveyed as potential terror targets and those used as safe houses.

Now, Class IX, X students to also get mid-day meals

PANAJI: The education department has started working on a government proposal to extend the Mid-day Meal Scheme to Classes IX and X, thus bringing an additional 40,000 students under the ambit of this scheme.


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Tackling maggots

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The history of Savadatti and its temple

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What if the universe is conscious?

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