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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.


Tension at Aquem as builder begins work at Costa ground

MARGAO: Tension was witnessed at Aquem in Margao on Friday after a builder allegedly installed channels for trucks to enter the Costa ground area where a project is proposed to come up.

Clamour rises for resumption of mining

PANAJI: Mining dependent people on Thursday threatened to intensify their agitation if legal mining operations are not resumed in the state within 15 days after Ganesh Chaturthi.

Quepem credit society waives interest on mining loans

MARGAO: Chairman of Quepem Urban Co-operative Credit Society Prakash  Velip on Thursday stated that the society has waved the interest amounting to Rs 12 lakh accrued on around 91 mining related loans totaling Rs 3 crore borrowed by residents of Quepem.

CM to write to PM on 1-km buffer zone

PANAJI: Pressing for 1-km buffer zone around wildlife sanctuaries, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said he would write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on the issue and would also apprise the Centre on new regulations over mining dumps.

ACB probes against Nilkanth and Madkaikar draw a blank

PANAJI: Much hue and cry was raised over the alleged corruption, misappropriation of funds and loss to the state exchequer by activists and politicians in the matter regarding allotment of land belonging to Goa Housing Board to the Halarnkar Charitable Trust (headed by former tourism minister Nilkanth Halarnkar) at Colvale, Bardez.

Goa fails to cash in on e-waste

PANAJI: There is significant consumption of expensive metals such as palladium, gold, platinum and copper in electronic-used products, which are thrown away as old televisions, telephones, computers and laptops.

No-confidence motion moved against Arthur

MARGAO: Keeping aside their political differences, 12 councillors of the Margao municipal council on Thursday moved a no-confidence motion against MMC chairperson Arthur D’Silva.

I took up several developmental works: Arthur

MARGAO:   Margao municipal council chairperson Arthur D’Silva on Thursday brushed aside the allegation that he  was a non-performer and stated  that he was the  first person to  carry out the developmental works worth  Rs 2 crore at a  stretch.


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What if the universe is conscious?

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