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MP: Over 5 kg opium in chocolate wrappers recovered
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 28 (IANS) Acting on a tip-off, the police here seized 5.6 kg of opium worth Rs 2 crore, which was being smuggled in chocolate wrappers.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Odisha beat East Bengal 6-5, match sets record for most goals
Bambolim (Goa), Feb 27 (IANS) Odisha recorded only their second win of the Indian Super League (ISL) season on Saturday with a stunning 6-5 win over East Bengal -- a new record for most goals scored in a match -- at the GMC Stadium.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Temple culture linked to Goa's cultural identity: CM
Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS) If culture associated with Goa's temples vanishes, then it will be difficult to preserve Goan culture in its entirety, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
ISL: Mumbai-ATK Mohun Bagan showdown for top spot (Match Preview 110)
Bambolim (Goa), Feb 27 (IANS) The final match of the Indian Super League's (ISL) group stage will also decide which team finishes on top of the points table as top-ranked ATK Mohun Bagan clash with second-placed Mumbai City at the GMC Stadium on Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Shivaji, Sambhaji helped retain Hindu culture in Goa: CM
Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS) Maratha king Chattraparti Shivaji and his son Sambhaji helped preserve Hindu culture and swadharma, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said at a Marathi day function held in Sanquelim in North Goa district.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Covid-19 cases rise in Goa, CM expresses concern
Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS) For the first time in nearly three months, Goa's daily Covid-19 case tally reached three figures, with 100 cases reported in the state on Friday, taking the total tally to 54,871, according to state Health Ministry data.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
NorthEast qualify for ISL playoffs with 2-0 win over Kerala
Vasco (Goa), Feb 26 (IANS) NorthEast United qualified for the Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs with a 2-0 win over Kerala Blasters at the Tilak Maidan on Friday. NorthEast needed at least a point from the match to cement their place among the top four and an all-round performance helped them leave their playoff rivals FC Goa and Hyderabad FC behind.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Covid-19 tally spikes in Goa; 100 cases reported
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) For the first time in nearly three months, the daily infection count of Covid-19 cases reached three figures, with 100 cases reported in the state on Friday taking the total tally to 54,871, the data released by the state Health Ministry said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa Speaker hears two disqualification petitions, matters reserved for final order
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Goa legislative assembly speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Friday heard two separate petitions seeking disqualification of 12 MLAs, formerly attached to the Congress and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), even as the petitioners state Congress president Girish Chodankar and MGP MLA Sudin Dhavalikar have prayed for prompt disposal of their respective petitions.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa bans students from driving two-wheelers to school
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) The Goa Education Department on Friday banned students from driving two-wheelers to school.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Goa Speaker resumes disqualification petition hearing against 10 ex Congress MLAs
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Goa Speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Friday resumed hearings related to the disqualification petition against 10 Congress MLAs, who split the party and merged with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in July 2019.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
ISL: Jamshedpur survive Bengaluru fightback to win 3-2
Vasco (Goa), Feb 25 (IANS) Jamshedpur held on to sixth position after staving off a fightback from Bengaluru FC to win 3-2 in what was both sides' last match of the season in the Indian Super League on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
'All at sea' at a Goa beach? Lifeguards are now your swimming coaches
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) Lifeguards are now sharing valuable life-lessons with beachgoers in Goa.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
NorthEast look to complete turnaround with win vs Kerala (Match Preview 107)
Vasco, Feb 25 (IANS) NorthEast United face Kerala Blasters in their final match of the Indian Super League (ISL) group stage needing at least a point to confirm a spot in the playoffs.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Notified holidays will be maintained during assembly session: Goa CM
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) State assembly proceedings will not be conducted on notified government holidays during the upcoming budget session of the assembly, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
ISL: Mumbai decimate Odisha 6-1, set up league finale against Bagan
Bambolim (Goa), Feb 24 (IANS) Mumbai City rode out to a dominant 6-1 win over Odisha FC in the Indian Super League on Wednesday at the GMC Stadium. The big margin of victory helped second-placed Mumbai match top-ranked ATK Mohun Bagan's goal difference while being three points behind them.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Goa varsity school dedicated to Parrikar rolls out first PG course
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) A Goa University School, dedicated to late four-time Goa Chief Minister and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, will roll out its first post-graduate programme in public administration in the coming academic year, a top official said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Jamshedpur, Bengaluru look to end season on a high (Match Preview 106)
Vasco (Goa), Feb 24 (IANS) With their playoff hopes over and with one final game to go, Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC will be aiming to end the Indian Super League (ISL) on a winning note as they face each other at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Thursday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Jamshedpur, Bengaluru look to end season on a high (Match Preview 106)
Vasco (Goa), Feb 24 (IANS) With their playoff hopes over and with one final game to go, Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC will be aiming to end the Indian Super League (ISL) on a winning note as they face each other at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Thursday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Goa Cong protests assembly session during Catholic holy week
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Wednesday protested the notification of dates for the upcoming Budget Session from March 24 to April 12, saying the dates clashed with the Holy Week observed by the state's Catholic community, which coincides with the period of fasting known as Lent.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
'Vaccination to help healthcare workers to deal with Covid wave'
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) The second dosage of the Covid-19 vaccine administered to healthcare and frontline workers will help in case Goa needs to deal with a second Covid-19 wave, Dr. Shivavand Bandodkar, the state's top medical official and dean of the Goa Medical College said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Union MoS Defence Shripad Naik discharged a month after road accident
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) More than a month after he was hospitalised with serious injuries following a road accident in Karnataka, Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik on Wednesday was discharged from a top government hospital.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
ISL: NorthEast United closer to playoffs with win vs East Bengal
Goa, Feb 23 (IANS) NorthEast United inched closer to a playoffs berth with a 2-1 win over 10-man SC East Bengal in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Fatorda Stadium on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Ambitious initiative towards a drug-free India
Every year, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is observed as National Anti-Drug Addiction Day to honour his commitment towards eradicating the menace of drug and substance abuse. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also time and again highlighted the perils of substance abuse and stated that it is a dangerous disease which traps a person into a never-ending vicious cycle. Unfortunately, this menace is on the rise as is evident from the findings of National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Opinion/Commentary
'Govt corporation will delay mining resumption in Goa'
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) Setting up a state government-run mineral corporation would delay the resumption of mining in Goa, a collective of mining industry dependants said on Tuesday. They demanded immediate resumption of iron ore extraction in Goa which has been halted since 2018.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
All eyes on Mumbai as they face Odisha in title decider (Match Preview 105)
Bambolim (Goa), Feb 23 (IANS) Mumbai City face Odisha FC in a crucial fixture in the race for the Indian Super League (ISL) league stage title race on Wednesday at the GMC Stadium. With two matches left to play, Mumbai trail top-placed ATK Mohun Bagan by six points which means anything less than a win in their next match would be the end of their ambitions to qualify for the 2022 AFC Champions League.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Rope in private sector for faster, efficient vaccination coverage: Goa IMA
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) The Goa chapter of the Indian Medical Association has sought a bigger role for private healthcare operations in the rollout of Covid-19 vaccination drive, saying the involvement of the private sector would help faster vaccination coverage and streamline effective delivery of the vaccine.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
ISL: ATKMB avoid shock defeat against 10-man Hyderabad, draw 2-2
Goa, Feb 22 (IANS) Despite trailing twice in a high-pressure clash, league leaders ATK Mohun Bagan fought their way out as they played out a thrilling 2-2 draw against 10-man Hyderabad in the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Mhadei row: SC has ordered joint inspection of Kalsa project, says Goa CM
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed a joint inspection of the controversial Kalsa water diversion project along the Mhadei river basin by officials of the southern state, Goa and Maharashtra, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant tweeted on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Municipal polls in Goa to be held on March 20: Official
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) Goa's 11 municipal councils and one municipal corporation will go to polls on March 20, State Election Commissioner Chokha Ram Garg said on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa DJ held for 'vulgar comments' against Shivaji on FB
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) Police in Goa on Monday arrested Nacellis Noronha, a 32-year-old DJ, for posting "vulgar comments" about legendary Maratha king Shivaji on social media last week, an official statement said.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bagan on brink of clinching top spot, face top-4 chasing Hyderabad (Match Preview 103)
Vasco (Goa), Feb 21 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan are a win away from securing the top spot in the 2021 Indian Super League (ISL) table while Hyderabad are looking for a victory in their next match to stay ahead in the race for the playoffs. The two teams face each other on Monday at the Tilak Maidan Stadium.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Only pride to play for as Kerala, Chennaiyin clash (Match Preview 102)
Goa, Feb 20 (IANS) Kerala Blasters' and Chennaiyin FC's Indian Super League (ISL) seasons might be over after failing to qualify for the playoffs but both teams will be looking to end it on a high as they clash at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim, on Sunday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bengaluru on edge as Goa enter crucial stage for ISL playoffs (Match Preview 101)
Goa, Feb 20 (IANS) With two matches left to play in the Indian Super League (ISL), it's do-or-die for Bengaluru. They are five points adrift of the top four but still have a slim chance of getting there, should they win their remaining matches and see their playoff rivals drop points.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
ISL: Mumbai City suffer setback as Jamshedpur claim stunning win
Goa, Feb 20 (IANS) Mumbai City FC's chances of finishing at the top of the Indian Super League received a huge blow as they suffered a 0-2 defeat against Jamshedpur FC at Tilak Maidan, Vasco, on Saturday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Worst of Covid-19 not behind us: top CSIR official
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Over the last 30-40 years, India has been confident of its healthcare system to deal with any challenge, but the Covid-19 pandemic has proved to be a grim reminder proving otherwise, Director General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Dr. Shekhar Mande said on Saturday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Treat Goa as special, need reform to revive mining: CM to NITI Ayog
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to treat Goa as a special case and provide relief by way of legal reform to the coastal state in order to revive the non-functioning mining sector while virtually addressing the governing council of the NITI Ayog.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Farmers detained for protesting against airport link road in Goa
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) More than 100 farmers were detained in the Pernem sub-district in North Goa on Friday for protesting against a government survey exercise ahead of acquisition of land for a road linkage project for the upcoming Mopa international airport.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Closely monitoring Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra: Goa Health Minister
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) The Goa government is watching developments related to the Covid-19 spike in neighbouring Maharashtra, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Friday, adding that strict action would be taken if the case of increasing Covid-19 cases continue.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
1583 Goa revolt challenges 1857 Meerut uprising as country's first war-cry against colonists
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Sepoy Mangal Pandey-inspired Meerut uprising of 1857, reckoned in history as the first revolt against colonial rule, may well have competition.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Mumbai City look to stay on top with win against Jamshedpur (Match Preview 100)
Vasco (Goa), Feb 19 (IANS) A late slump has led to Mumbai City playing catch up with ATK Mohun Bagan for the top spot of the Indian Super League (ISL) standings. Mumbai's inferior goal difference to Bagan led to them going down to second place with just three matches left in the season. It means they will have to win all their remaining matches at least to qualify for the 2022 AFC Champions League group stage and they will be looking to get the first of those when they face Jamshedpur FC on Saturday at the Tilak Maidan Stadium.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
'Naachney gaane wali': Ex-MP Minister calls Kangana Ranaut
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) Former minister in the previous Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh, Sukhdev Panse, has made a derogatory remark against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, calling her a 'Naachney Gaane waali' (which loosely translates into a cheap version of a public entertainer).
2021-02-19
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Shivaji preserved Hindu religion in Goa amid conversion: Sawant
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Maratha emperor Shivaji and his son Sambhaji helped preserve Hindu culture in Goa at the time of religious conversion, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said at a Shiv Jayanti function held here on Friday.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
SWR track doubling will be game-changer for Goa: CM
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) The South Western Railway's track doubling project will be a game-changer for Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday, even as protests against the inter-state project continued.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
BJP sweeps polls only when EVMs are used: Goa Oppn leader
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa will not be able to sweep the upcoming municipal polls because the elections would be conducted via paper ballots and not electronic voting machines (EVMs), former Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said on Thursday, taking a swipe at the ruling party.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
ISL: Highlanders leave it late to salvage point vs Chennaiyin
Goa, Feb 18 (IANS) The race for the Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs took another twist as NorthEast United FC were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw by Chennaiyin FC at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim, on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Goa's offshore casinos to stay put for six months
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) With no concrete decision on the identification of a new site for the six offshore casinos parked on the Mandovi river off Panaji, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the glitzy vessels will continue to be anchored in the river for six months.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
NorthEast look to stay ahead in playoff race (Match Preview 98)
Bambolim (Goa), Feb 17 (IANS) NorthEast United are in the thick of the race for the Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs and will be hoping to stay ahead of the chasing pack with a win against Chennaiyin FC on Thursday at the GMC Stadium.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Low vaccination turnout due to casual attitude: Goa Health Minister
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday blamed 'casual' attitude for the low turnout for the first two phases of the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the state.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Budget Session to begin from March 24: Goa CM
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) The Budget Session of the Goa Legislative Assembly will begin from March 24, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics