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Tag: Goa

Go, Gold, Goa: Researchers Find Traces Of Gold In Iron Ore Deposits
Go, Gold, Goa: Researchers Find Traces Of Gold In Iron Ore Deposits

Mining exploration for iron ore in Goa began in the Portuguese era, when a cash-trapped Portuguese empire allocated mining leases to its colonial subjects in Goa for the purpose of exploration and export.

Assembly Polls: Uttarakhand Records 59.5% Turnout, Goa 77.9%, Over 61% In UP's Second Phase
Assembly Polls: Uttarakhand Records 59.5% Turnout, Goa 77.9%, Over 61% In UP's Second Phase

Uttarakhand is holding single phase polling for all its 70 Assembly seats, with a total of 82,66,644 voters deciding the fate of 632 candidates.

Voter Turnout At 3 PM: UP 51.93%, Uttarakhand 49.24% & Goa 60.18%
Voter Turnout At 3 PM: UP 51.93%, Uttarakhand 49.24% & Goa 60.18%

The EC has put out a disclaimer that the data made available is approximate as data from some polling stations takes time to reach.

Sunburn Festival Goa To Be Held In December, Only 'Fully Vaccinated' Attendees Allowed
Sunburn Festival Goa To Be Held In December, Only 'Fully Vaccinated' Attendees Allowed

The 15th edition of the annual festival, themed '#LifeIsCalling', will feature over 60 international and local artistes across three stages.

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Daily Flight Between Bhubaneswar & Goa! IndiGo To Commence Direct Flight Services From Dec 2021

For people of Odisha, the long wait to fly directly to Goa is finally over. IndiGo Airline will commence daily direct flight services between Bhubaneswar and Goa from this year.

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Tollywood’s Power Couple Samantha Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya Building Lavish Farmhouse In Goa

One of the gorgeous and most loved pairs of the Tollywood film industry, Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya, often make headlines for their unique love goals.

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Odisha Man, Two Lovers Kill Own Babies & Bury Them In Goa

In a spine chilling incident, a man and two women from Golamunda area of Kalahandi district were arrested by police on Monday (Aug 16) for allegedly killing and burying their two new born infants in Goa.

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Rescue Operations: Coast Guard Saves 215 Lives In Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa
Rescue Operations: Coast Guard Saves 215 Lives In Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa

The services of the Coast Guard air station at Ratnagiri are also being extended to Indian Navy and Indian Air Force aircraft for airlifting of NDRF teams, relief material and facilitating rescue operations across the affected regions.

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Goa Court Acquits Tarun Tejpal Of Rape Charges

Former editor-in-chief of Tehelka Tarun Tejpal was on Friday acquitted of rape charges, filed by a junior colleage who had alleged that the senior journalist had sexually assaulted her in a five-star resort in Goa in 2013.

Cyclone Tauktae To Hit Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala Coasts In 96 Hrs
Maharashtra All Set To Face Cyclone Tauktae Fury

As the Cyclone Tauktae whirls towards the Gujarat coast, Maharashtra is preparing to grapple its impact on the coastal Konkan and some interiors which are likely to be affected with heavy rains and gusty winds, officials said here on Saturday.

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Covid-19 Curbs To Remain In Force In Goa Till May 10

Panaji: Covid-19-induced restrictions will remain in force in Goa till May 10 during which various commercial establishments will remain closed while political and social gatherings will be banned, Chief Minister…

Goa Govt Announces Free Of Cost COVID Vaccines For People Above 18 Years
Goa Govt Announces Free Of Cost COVID Vaccines For People Above 18 Years

Panaji: Goa will offer free of cost vaccination to people above the age of 18 years, when the mass vaccination programme rolls out for all citizens of major age from…

COVID19 Scare In Tourist Heaven: Goa Health Minister Urges Youngsters To Stop Partying On Beaches
COVID19 Scare In Tourist Heaven: Goa Health Minister Urges Youngsters To Stop Partying On Beaches

Panaji: Parents should rein in youngsters partying on Goa’s beaches without following SOPs, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday, saying such reckless abandon was causing a spike in Covid-19…

India's Pace Spearhead Jasprit Bumrah Likely To Get Married This Week

Ahmedabad: India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has opted out of the fourth and final Test against England due to his marriage that is likely to take place within a week in Goa. The right-arm fast bowler had pulled out of the fourth Test citing ‘personal reasons’ and had sought permission from the Indian cricket board […]

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Watch: Bus Catches Fire In Visakhapatnam, Narrow Escape For 32 Odisha Labourers

Visakhapatnam: As many as 32 passengers had a close shave after a bus carrying them from Odisha caught fire on the National Highway-5 at Paikaraopeta near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. Though the exact reason behind the fire has not been ascertained, short-circuit is suspected to be the cause behind the mishap. All the […]

WATCH: Cops Dressed As Santa Create Covid Awareness In Goa Village

Panaji: Santa Claus has popped up in North Goa’s Pernem village with a mission to stop the spread of Covid-19 this year. Dressed as Santa Claus, police personnel attached to the Pernem police station distributed masks to the people in a bid to create awareness about Covid-19 and spread the message of social distancing. Cops […]

MGP Rules Out Alliance With BJP Ahead Of 2022 Goa Polls

Panaji: The Goa-based Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), which has had a ‘blow hot, blow cold’ relationship with the ruling BJP in the recent past, has ruled out a pre-poll alliance with the saffron party for the 2022 Legislative Assembly polls. Party president Deepak Dhavalikar on Wednesday said that if it comes to choosing an ally […]

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Odisha Girls Shine At Miss India Charming Face 2020 In The Pearl Of The Orient

Bhubaneswar: The Miss India Charming Face 2020 is finally over, and guess what! Odisha has very strongly declared its presence in the beauty pageant held in Goa last weekend. On November 28, not one or two, several young models from Odisha brought laurels for the State by winning different titles at the 4th ICF (India’s […]

COVID-19 Outbreak: Goa unearths its own 'patient number 31'

Panaji: In the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) saga, Goa may have found its own equivalent of South Korea’s patient number 31, an infamous title conferred upon the country’s 31st patient, who is believed to have spread the deadly virus to numerous people in Seoul. In case of Goa, however, the 55-year-old patient, a US-returnee, was officially […]

MiG-29K Crashes Off Goa, Pilot Safe: Indian Navy

Panaji: A MiG-29K aircraft of the Indian Navy crashed into the Arabian Sea off the Goa coast on Sunday morning, the Navy said. The pilot ejected safely, a Navy spokesman said, adding that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident. The aircraft was on “routine training sortie” when it crashed off the Goa coast […]

Ban Salman Khan From Entering Goa: NSUI Urges CM Pramod Pramod Sawant

Panaji: Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Tuesday created a stir after a video of him snatching a mobile phone from the hands of a Goa airport staffer who tried to click a selfie with the actor went viral. The students’ wing of Congress, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), has urged Goa Chief Minister Pramod […]

ISL: Odisha Plan To Make It Difficult For Goa

Goa: FC Goa will be out to reclaim their spot at the summit of the Indian Super League when they take on Odisha FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday. Goa are currently in second spot with 15 points from eight games, while Odisha are seventh with nine points. Sunday will see two Spanish […]

Disha Patani Biking With Shirtless Aditya Roy Kapur On Goa Streets Disturbs Tiger Shroff?

Disha Patani recently wrapped up shooting for her movie “Malang” opposite Aditya Roy Kapoor. Most parts of the shooting for this flick were done in Goa and for some of the scenes; Disha had to ride on the “Ashiqui 2” actor’s bike. Pictures of shirtless Aditya and the gorgeous Disha riding the bike were snapped […]

50th IFFI to be held in Goa from Nov 20-28; over 200 films to be screened

New Delhi: The 50th International Film Festival of India will be held from November 20-28 in Goa with over 200 films from various countries to be screened at the premiere movie extravaganza. Russia will be the partner country at the film festival this year, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Sunday. About 26 […]

Goa's International Chess Tournament To Be Renamed After Manohar Parrikar

Panaji: Goa will dedicate future editions of an annual international chess competition which the state has been hosting for two years now, to former Chief Minister the late Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday. “The international annual chess competition will be held in the name of our late CM Manohar Parrikar, who […]

In doc - population ratio, Odisha 8th from bottom in 2019!

Bhubaneswar: Even as there has been much hype over the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana or Naveen care, the shocker is  Odisha languishes at the bottom – ten in doctor-to-population ratio in the country by January end 2019. As per the data available with Odisha Medical Council and Medical Council of India, the State has around […]

NGO welcomes smoking ban decision in government offices of Goa

Panaji: The National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication on Wednesday welcomed a recent decision of the Goa Health Ministry to declare government offices and buildings in the state tobacco-free. General secretary of the anti-tobacco organisation, Goa-based oncologist Dr Shekhar Salkar said that the ban will “help to curb the proliferation of smoking as well as the […]

Casinos play big role in promoting Goa tourism: Sanjay Dutt

Panaji: Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt believes that casinos play a big role in promoting tourism in Goa. “It’s very important I think. It (casinos) plays a big role in tourism. People go to Macau, they go to Vegas, but it is beautiful to see something like this in India,” Dutt said on Saturday while launching ‘Big […]

After Sri Lanka attacks, Goa starts beach patrolling

Panaji: After the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, Goa Police has started special beach patrols, with armed policemen astride motorcycles who will patrol the beach belt to ward off threats from potential attacks, an official said on Wednesday. “The South Goa district police have stared special motor-cycle patrols in all our beach areas to ward off […]

Bepanaah Star Jennifer Winget Screams, Enjoy!

Small screen star Jennifer Winget is giving us the right ‘Weekend Feels’ with her recent Instagram posts. The star has been travelling to places after the recent wrap of her serial, ‘Bepanaah’. From Kashmir, England to Goa, we get to eye all the fun she is having on her vacays which give us major holiday […]

Youth arrested for asking Minister about unemployment

Panaji: A youth was arrested in North Goa’s Valpoi constituency soon after he questioned Vishwajit Rane, an MLA and the coastal state’s Health Minister, about unemployment. The incident took place on Thursday night during a meeting held to discuss the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) North Goa Lok Sabha candidate Shripad Naik’s campaign. Gaonkar had asked […]

Casinos irrespective, Goan males still prefer lottery, matka: Study

Panaji: Government lotteries and matka, an illegal daily lottery racket, beats casinos in terms of popularity among Goa’s adult male gamblers, a study has revealed. The study, published in the latest edition of the Asian Journal of Psychiatry, also establishes a linkage between tobacco-use, alcohol use disorders to gamblers’ addiction for matka. The study conducted […]

Separated from kid, Polish woman seeks Sushma's help

Panaji: Separated due to visa-related discrepancies from her 11-year-old daughter who is currently under care of temporary guardians in Goa, a 42-year-old Polish single mother stranded in Thailand, has now reached out to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter for help in desperation. Marta Kotlarska, a Polish artist and photographer who is on a […]

EC probes use of Parrikar's ashes for poll campaign

Panaji: The Goa Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Thursday asked collectors to probe and send a detailed report into a series of ceremonies held by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to immerse the ashes of late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in rivers across the state’s 40 constituencies. The direction from the CEO, Kunal, follows a […]

Pramod Sawant to be new Goa CM

Panaji: BJP’s Pramod Sawant will be the new chief minister of Goa, party sources said Monday. Two MLAs from the BJP alliance partners will be made deputy chief ministers as part of the compromise reached with allies, they said. The BJP managed to break the deadlock in Goa, offering key allies their pound of flesh, […]

New Goa government delayed as allies yet to agree on CM

Panaji: The swearing-in of a new BJP-led government in Goa has been delayed as potential allies appear to have, for now, baulked at its attempts to nominate Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant for the Chief Minister’s post. After stating earlier on Monday that the new Chief Minister would be sworn in soon after 3 p.m., state […]

Goa CM Parrikar no more after long battle with cancer

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63. The condition of Parrikar, diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year and in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since then, had […]

Ranji Trophy: Odisha finish campaign on high note

Bhubaneswar: Odisha finished off their campaign in the on-going Ranji Trophy season on a high note after registering a comprehensive win against Goa in the Round IX – Elite Group C match played at the Vikash Cricket Ground in Bhubaneswsar. Odisha team put up brilliant performance both with bat and the ball and thrashed Goa […]

GST, poor planning, high costs dampen Goa's New Year party

Panaji: Heavy taxation post GST, infrastructure shortcomings, expensive tariffs and poor planning have resulted in a drop in tourist arrivals in Goa, according to Savio Messias, president of the state’s top body travel and tourism industry stakeholders. Messias, whose organisation, the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa, is one of the oldest travel and industry […]