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Commonwealth Games 2014 India aims top-three finish in Glasgow

GLASGOW: Unlike New Delhi Games where India finished with a record 101 medal haul and with 65 medals in 2010 Guanzhou Asian Games, in Glasgow, the most realistic target for India would be a third-place finish The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat …

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Assembly’s paperless monsoon session begins today

PANAJI: The nearly month-long monsoon session of the state legislative assembly, during which the budget presented earlier in March would be discussed and passed, will begin on Tuesday. The assembly will meet for 21 days during the session. According to information provided by the officials of the assembly, the state government will also give replies to over 2,500 questions posed …

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AFTER 28 LONG YEARS, INDIA LORDS AGAIN

LONDON: Ishant Sharma took seven wickets as India ended a run of 15 Tests without an away victory courtesy of a 95-run win over England at Lord’s on Monday. This victory, only India’s second in 17 Tests at Lord’s, put the tourists 1-0 up in the five-match series ahead of the third Test in Southampton on Sunday after the first …

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Madan Bal win Angley’s TT team championship

PANAJI: Madan Bal Goa Exports Ltd won Panjim Gymkhana’s Angley’s table tennis team championship by defeating Virashree Blue 3-1 in the finals played at SAG indoor stadium, Campal on Sunday.

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Sancoale sarpanch remanded to three-day police custody

Sancoale sarpanch Ramakant Borkar was on Saturday produced before the CBI Court at Mapusa, a day after he was caught red handed by the anti-corruption branch  of the vigilance directorate  for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 75,000 from businessman for issuing an occupancy certificate for a residential bungalow. He has been remanded to three days police custody.

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‘Coached’ by Lord Damodar

It was a visit to Shree Damodar at Zambaulim that changed the life of bus driver-turned-bus body builder Jayant Dixit, who now owns one of India’s leading bus body manufacturers – Shree Damodar Coach Crafts Pvt Ltd By Michael Fisher | B&C There is yet to be a more inspiring story of a humble Goan bus driver whose brief encounter …

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New Zuari bridge likely by 2018New Zuari bridge likely by 2018

PANAJI: The central government has in principle, approved the ` 1,065 crore Goa highway plan. Coming out with this information, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the plan includes `1,000 crore for the construction of the new bridge on the river Zuari. The foundation stone for the six-lane Zuari bridge is expected to be laid by the year-end and the bridge …

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IFFI infrastructure to get big-push

PANAJI: Announcing that the International Film Festival of India will be ‘Net Positive’ in two years and the Entertainment Society of Goa, the state government vehicle to handle all film related activities, would be self-sustaining within next three years, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the inconclusive meeting of the governing body of the ESG has reached the decision …

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Western bypass project hanging fire for 13 years in Salcete

MARGAO: The western bypass project, which is aimed to decongest traffic in Margao, has been hanging fire for the last 13 years. The 7-km bypass road, starting at Nuvem and passing through Seraulim, Benaulim, Telaulim, Navelim and Margao, has seen work completed only at Nuvem. The project had been proposed in 2001. Subsequently the state government had acquired nearly 5 …

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