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Panaji: The Goa government has started talks with Tamil Nadu-based institutions to share their expertise in setting up an organ transplant facility in the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said the government is in talks with specialised organisationsMore
Published 21-Oct-2017 17:48 IST
Panaji: The Goa Forward Party (GFP) has decided not to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and instead support the candidates fielded by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Goa. Party president Vijai Sardesai on Saturday told reporters, his party is a member of the NDA and hence would notMore
Published 21-Oct-2017 16:24 IST
Panaji: Defending the state government's failure to replace expired fire extinguishers at the state Secretariat, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said like orally-consumable medicinal tonics, fire extinguishers too work beyond their expiry. "It is like tonic. Even if it expires on OctoberMore
Published 21-Oct-2017 07:15 IST
Panaji: Transport officials responsible for dumping vehicle ownership documents and other semi-charred official files along a national highway, will be filed for littering and an enquiry has been initiated, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. "I have already asked for a report. IMore
Published 20-Oct-2017 19:45 IST
Panaji: Under attack for allegedly targeting the author of a poetry anthology, "Sudhir Sukta", which is critical of Goa's elite Gaud Saraswat Brahmin caste, and scrapping the state award for which it was shortlisted, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said his government had no role in theMore
Published 20-Oct-2017 19:17 IST
Panaji: The Goa chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has expressed serious concern over the delay in setting up an Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO) in the state. Medha Salkar, the IMA state president, said as a donor she would not like her organs to be wasted after herMore
Published 20-Oct-2017 13:54 IST
Panaji: After winning three seats in the 2017 assembly polls, the Goa Forward Party (GFP) plans to expand its base in other constituencies. The fledgling outfit on Thursday announced a plan to venture into other constituencies in Goa, which has 40 assembly seats, without disturbing current equationMore
Published 19-Oct-2017 15:47 IST
Panaji: The Goa unit of Shiv Sena has urged the state government to weed out the mentality resembling demon 'Narakasura' from the Public Works Department (PWD) which are resulting into the poor condition of roads. Goa has the tradition of burning 'narakasura' effigies as part of Diwali celebrations.More
Published 18-Oct-2017 08:37 IST
Panaji: From November, if you have just hopped off a flight at Goa airport, instead of hiring over-charging cabs, try opting for a luxury coastal ferry for a ride to your destination. The new ferry service will be one of the first public-private partnerships in the state started by Drishti Marine, aMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 16:34 IST
Panaji:Two days after flash floods caused loss to the agriculture in Canacona taluka, Congress party has demanded that the Goa government should pay hundred per cent compensation to the people affected by the natural calamity.
Published 16-Oct-2017 21:13 IST
Panaji: Nearly 60 families had to be shifted after the water level in river Talpona at Canacona in South Goa rose unexpectedly due to the heavy rains upstream. The district administration swung into action after villagers raised an alarm over the increasing level of water in the river at Canacona,More
Published 15-Oct-2017 11:48 IST | Updated 11:56 IST
Panaji: The Goa Women's Congress on Saturday demanded an apology from Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani for making allegations of sexual nature against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and said they would be filing a defamation suit against Irani.
Published 14-Oct-2017 16:20 IST | Updated 19:52 IST
Panaji: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said India must use pollution-free methanol as fuel, like Sweden, which is switching over to it from diesel. He said that in a bid to reduce pollution at sea, the Centre has initiated talks with engine manufacturers to make bio-fuel compliant enginesMore
Published 14-Oct-2017 10:42 IST
Panaji: The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has urged the Goa government to ban the sale of Chinese firecrackers, saying they contain a chemical that is banned in India. The right wing Hindu organisation submitted a memorandum to the North Goa District Collector's office on Friday, seeking to ban theMore
Published 14-Oct-2017 12:13 IST
Panaji: In a major relief for former Goa chief minister Churchill Alemao, the Bombay High Court has quashed the Customs and Central Excise department orders imposing fines on the leader and his associates on charge of smuggling gold in 1991. Alemao, who is an NCP MLA from Benaulim, and hisMore
Published 13-Oct-2017 16:32 IST
Panaji: Goa minister Vijai Sardesai on Friday said the private sector should give preference in jobs to locals as the state government departments have more than the required staff. He said the government sector in the state was "over employed" and the administration was willing to relax rules andMore
Published 13-Oct-2017 16:20 IST
Panaji: Piracy in the Indian Ocean is under control, but the threat of piracy cannot be "totally ignored", former Defence Minister and Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.
Published 12-Oct-2017 21:21 IST
Panaji: The Bombay High Court has chided elitist overtones of a 23-year-old Customs appellate tribunal order for questioning the rise of controversy-prone Goa politician Churchill Alemao from tea boy to Chief Minister.
Published 12-Oct-2017 20:50 IST
Panaji: A 17-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide near here after her father apparently refused to buy her a mobile phone, police said on Thursday. The teenager on Wednesday set herself ablaze at home in Sankhalim village, about 45 kms from here, when her mother was taking bath and her fatherMore
Published 12-Oct-2017 13:02 IST
Panaji: The Goa unit of Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Wednesday said the Bombay High Court order quashing the MoEF notification on the National Green Tribunal (NGT) was a "direct indictment" of Manohar Parrikar government. The Bombay High Court on Wednesday quashed the order of the Union Ministry ofMore
Published 12-Oct-2017 08:00 IST

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