Tag: Panaji

With Eyes Set On UNESCO Tag, Panaji To Host Novel Beach Carnival
With Eyes Set On UNESCO Tag, Panaji To Host Novel Beach Carnival

Goa's colourful carnival processions, which are normally held in February before the holy season of Lent, which sees the devout fast or abstain from some food, are symbolic of the state's colonial Portuguese legacy.

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 […]

Goa tourists alert: Beaches to open for swimming on Nov 1

Panaji: Weeks after the seas off Goa’s beaches were rendered “unsafe”, the popular haunts will formally open for swimming from November 1 with 24 ‘no-selfie’ zones, a state agency said here on Wednesday. With Monsoon waning and post-monsoon showers receding, state appointed Drishti Lifesaving lifeguard agency, has started the process of setting up safe swim-zones […]

Eating formalin-laced fish does not cause cancer: Goa Cancer Society

Panaji: Even as the controversy surrounding the use of formalin in fish sold in Goa continues to rage in the coastal state, a senior official of the Goa Cancer Society on Tuesday said eating formalin-laced fish does not cause cancer. Addressing a press conference here, Joint Secretary of the Society Dr. Shekhar Salkar said eating […]

Goa government finally admits Parrikar suffering from pancreatic cancer

Panaji: Months after both the Goa BJP and the state administration refused to disclose Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s ailment, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday finally admitted he was suffering from pancreatic cancer. The dmission came amid relentless demands from the opposition parties to know whether the Chief Minister was fit enough to govern. […]

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'No positivity' about Parrikar's health: Goa Dy Speaker

Panaji: There is “no positivity” about health condition of ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently admitted in the AIIMS in New Delhi, BJP MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said on Friday. Lobo, who is considered close to Parrikar in political circles here, said the former Defence Minister’s hearing faculties have also […]

Formalin-in-fish controversy re-erupts in Goa

Panaji: Amid the ongoing tussle between the Congress and the ruling BJP-led coalition government in Goa, the formalin-in-fish controversy raised its head again on Saturday, after Congress leaders, armed with testing kits, visited a popular fish market in South Goa and claimed that the fish sold there was still being contaminated with formalin. Reacting to […]

Goa Chief Minister Parrikar heads for AIIMS Delhi

Panaji: Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday headed to the national capital via a special chartered flight for further treatment and examination at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Parrikar, who is suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer, also held meetings with Speaker Pramod Sawant and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo amid talks […]

Prafulla Mallick to attend mining ministers' meet in Goa today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick will attend the meeting of Mines Ministers at Panaji in Goa today. Ministers of around 21 mineral-rich States are scheduled to congregate there to discuss various issues related to mining. The meeting which will be chaired by Union Minister of Mines Narendra Singh Tomar will would provide an appropriate […]

MiG skids, catches fire in Goa; runway shut

Panaji: A MiG-29K aircraft caught fire after it skidded off the runway in Goa’s Dabolim International Airport on Wednesday, after which the runway was closed for an hour, a senior airport official said. A statement from the Defence Ministry spokesperson said the incident occurred when the fighter jet, manned by an trainee pilot, skidded. Goa […]

Cooking in open by tourists groups banned in Goa: Minister

Panaji:  After announcing a ban on swimming on Goa’s beaches after sunset, a meeting of tourism industry stakeholders chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday, ordered the police to crackdown on cooking in public by tourist groups, claiming it was unhygienic and resulted in garbage being strewn in public areas. Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar told […]

All-women global naval circumnavigation a historic occasion: Sitharaman

Panaji: The global circumnavigation by an all-women Indian Navy crew is a historic occasion for India, the country’s first full-fledged woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday. “This is not an occasion which can happen once in five years, once in ten years. This is a historic day for India. A historic day, which […]

Parrikar wins Goa bypoll

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday won the Goa assembly bye-election from the Panaji constituency by 4,803 votes. Parrikar, who polled 9,862 votes, beat his nearest rival Congress’ Girish Chodankar, who netted 5,059 votes. Anand Shirodkar of the Goa Suraksha Manch came a distant third polling 220 votes. “I was expecting to win,” Parrikar told […]

Blue Whale challenge: Goa Police issues advisory for parents

Panaji: The suicides of two youngsters in Kerala and Maharashtra while playing the Blue Whale challenge, has forced the Goa Police to issue a formal advisory to parents on safeguarding their wards from playing the online game. The advisory released by the Crime Branch late on Thursday, asked parents to install parental control software in computers […]

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Lusofonia: India beat Macau 2-0, enter football final

Goa (India) scored in each half to get the better of Macau and enter into the final of football event at the Lusofonia Games here today.