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Open-air venue ,Camroon Kingdom

Open-air venue ,Camroon Kingdom

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, APRIL 5 The secretary of the Paliem-Ucassaim-Punola panchayat has stated that the open air venue 'Cameroon Kingdom' did not have the permission to conduct activities at Paliem. More

People stage a road blockade agitation at Tilamol-Quepem.

06 Apr 2010

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All eyes on Cabinet meet

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, APRIL 5 Realising that the Congress High Command is not keen in giving in to their demands, the restive Group of Seven (G7) non-Congress MLAs was camping in Mumbai to complain to central leader of NCP Praful Patel even as an emergency Cabinet meeting convened by the Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Tuesday at 10 am sparked off speculation Monday evening. More

No consensus on Women's Bill

06 Apr 2010

NEW DELHI, APRIL 5 Government's efforts to ensure early passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha today received a setback with its ally Trinamool Congress joining Samajwadi Party, RJD and JD(U) in opposing the proposed legislation in the present form. More

Soon, online gambling to hit Goans; 9 bids come in

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, APRIL 5 In all probability, Goa will gamble online soon as nine parties have responded to Goa Government's efforts to start an online lottery. Officials of the Department of Lotteries declined to furnish any details on the tender papers submitted to bid for the online lottery system. More

240 kg seized charas go missing!

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, APRIL 5 In a shocking development, the Goa Police teams which were auditing the drugs, seized between 2000 till date, in the Anti-Narcotics Cell maal khana (store room) have discovered that 240 kg charas missing. More

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Visa laws hit 3 Yemen's foreign players

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, APRIL 5 Al Hilal, Yemen, will be without three of their key foreign players as they could not be provided with visas by the Indian Embassy in Sala'a, Yemen. Congolese players Nzelenge Pepe (defender) and Mbo Iza (midfielder) and Ethiopian Berhanu Kasim (forward) could not be issued visas to travel to India as More

Ready to test Churchill: Al Hilal

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM/MARGAO, APRIL 5 "We will be without our three foreign players, two Congolese and an Ethiopian, but we will fight tooth and nail, with all our might, as we challenge Churchill Brothers in the return match of AFC Cup Group B match at Nehru stadium, Fatorda, Margao on Tuesday at 4 p.m.," stated visiting coach, Sami Nasha of Al Hilal. More

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Palolem locals not to let premises to non-Goans

06 Apr 2010

CANACONA, APRIL 5 Come next tourism season, non-Goans, especially Kashmiris running shops at Palolem may find going tough, as residents have decided to practice maximum restraint in letting-out their premises to unknown people, who in turn causes rift within local populace. More

D'Souza given additional charge

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, April 5 Anthony J D'Souza, Land Acquisition Officer and Deputy Collector, Panaji, has been given additional charge of managing director of Scheduled Tribes Finance & Development Corporation. More

BJP stages dharna against price rise in Saligao

06 Apr 2010

CALANGUTE, APRIL 5 The Saligao BJP Block on Monday staged a dharna at Saligao market protesting price rise of essential commodities affecting the common people. The BJP members led by Saligao MLA Dilip Parulekar created awareness among the people and distributed handbills highlighting the hardships faced by the common people. More

MoES to study environmental impact of River Princess: CM

06 Apr 2010

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Kundaim woman hurt in assault

06 Apr 2010

MARCEL, APRIL 5 A 20-year-old woman from Mansher-Kundaim was injured, after she was allegedly assaulted by a person from Mansher on Monday at about 9.30 am. In her complaint, one Prajoty Jalmi told Ponda Police that a person from Mansher assaulted her with a knife and robbed her purse containing a mobile phone and cash Rs 100. More

Quepem, Curchorem locals assured on halt in mining traffic till April 10

06 Apr 2010

QUEPEM, APRIL 5 Curchorem MLA Shyam Satardekar and Quepem MLA Babu Kavlekar have assured residents of Quepem and Curchorem that mining traffic plying via Quepem and Curchorem will remain off the road till April 10. More

Five held for assaulting cops

06 Apr 2010

MARCEL, APRIL 5 Ponda Police on Monday arrested five persons from Khazorda-Borim on charges of abusing and assaulting police personnel on duty. Police have identified the accused as Mahadev Naikborkar, Krishna Naikborkar, Manda Naikborkar, Jayanti Naikborkar and Maya Naikborkar More

HC adjourns SEZ hearings

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, APRIL 5 The Bombay High Court at Goa on Monday adjourned hearing in all SEZ matters till April 15. The writ petitions filed challenging the show cause notices issued by Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) against SEZ More

Goa's plan may be fixed at Rs 2600 cr

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, APRIL 5 The meeting between Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalliah and Chief Minister Digambar Kamat for the finalisation of the Annual Plan 2010-11 will be held in New Delhi on April 13, official sources said. More

Waiter kills friend over petty quarrel

06 Apr 2010

PERNEM, APRIL 5 A petty quarrel between two waiters took a violent turn, after a 24-year-old waiter from Bangalore allegedly stabbed his friend to death near a guest house at Dando-Girkarwado-Arambol on Sunday at about 1.30 am. More

SHOAIB IN THE DOCK

06 Apr 2010

Hyderabad, April 5 Investigating a complaint of cheating against him, police today took away the passport of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and asked him not to leave the country. A team of police officials visited the posh Banjara Hills residence of Sania Mirza, More

Ticket-gate: nine years on, trial yet to begin

06 Apr 2010

MARGAO, APRIL 5 Justice delayed is justice denied, so goes the saying. But this criminal case which hogged the limelight nine years ago is yet to witness a full-fledged trial till date. The infamous India-Australia ODI fake ticket scam case involving Goa Cricket More

Hotel employee commits suicide

06 Apr 2010

MARGAO, APRIL 5 A 21-year old hotel employee from New Mumbai has ended his life by committing suicide in his residential room at Colva last night. More

One caught in the act of stealing purse from foreigner

06 Apr 2010

CALANGUTE, APRIL 5 Residents of Calangute on Monday caught a person while he was trying to run away with the purse of a foreign tourist at Calangute. According to sources, the incident occurred when the foreign tourist was resting on a sun bed. However, a few locals, who were keeping a track on the movement of the person, saw him lay his hands on the purse and run away. More

Two rescued from drowning at Cavelossim

06 Apr 2010

MARGAO, APRIL 5 Two persons Justin Kurlin (24) and Aditya Amin (24) were rescued by the life guards at Cavelossim beach after they were pulled inside the water by strong currents. Information revealed that the duo had entered the waters in no swim zone at he Cavelossim beach on April 4 at 6 pm. More

HC disposes plea challenging hike in minimum wages

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, APRIL 5 The Bombay High Court at Goa on Monday disposed of a writ petition filed challenging the draft notification proposing hike in minimum wages of private sector. A Division Bench of Justice S J Vazifdar and Justice U D Salvi disposed off the petition following a statement by Advocate General Subodh Kantak that the government has not yet issued a final notification. More

Teachers come under one banner to fight for their rights

06 Apr 2010

MARGAO, APRIL 5 Teachers from primary, secondary, higher secondary and vocational streams have joined together under the banner of United Teachers Forum to get their pending grievances resolved with the government. More

Consumer forum asks police to detain manager of insurance co

06 Apr 2010

MARGAO, APRIL 5 In an unprecedented order, the South Goa Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has asked the police to detain the Margao branch manager of National Insurance Company Ltd for a period of one year. More

Despite orders, MMC shows no haste in treating Saipem lake

06 Apr 2010

MARGAO, APRIL 5 Are the authorities serious in tackling the highly-contaminated Saipem lake on the Margao-Navelim border? No, it appears, as it's exactly a year since the Goa Pollution Control Board directed the Margao Municipal Council to desilt the highly polluted Saipem lake and forthwith stop the discharge of untreated sewage into the lake, but the directions have gone begging till date. More

Visit to wildlife sanctuaries to get costly if proposal goes through

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, April 5 Except for Chorao's bird sanctuary, the entry fees for the wildlife sanctuaries will be hiked, if wildlife board's proposal to rationalize the fees gets state government's nod. More

Margao council questions wisdom behind 'part occupancy' concept

06 Apr 2010

MARGAO, APRIL 5 The concept of issuing "Part Occupancy" for commercial and residential buildings in the Commercial Capital has come to haunt the Margao Civic body. The Civic administration may be issuing part occupancy certificates for the building at will, but the system has not gone well with the City Fathers, who have now More

BVP's Bicholim branch installed

06 Apr 2010

MAYEM, APRIL 5 The installation ceremony of Bharat Vikas Parishad, Bicholim branch, was organised at Deendayal Bhavan hall, Bicholim, on Sunday. On the occasion, a new board of directors headed by Dr Guruprasad Kapdi was given the oath. Prof Anil samant was the chief guest for the function. K P Angale, More

Vigilance dept to probe irregularities in approvals to Anjuna 'farm houses'

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, April 5 Acting on the representation made by Anjuna Rakhon Manch alleging irregularities on allotment/sub-division of land and approvals granted for 'farm houses' in Anjuna, the Vigilance Department has initiated an inquiry into the matter. More

'Open-air venue has no NOC' Owner claims he has permission

06 Apr 2010

PANJIM, APRIL 5 The secretary of the Paliem-Ucassaim-Punola panchayat has stated that the open air venue 'Cameroon Kingdom' did not have the permission to conduct activities at Paliem. More

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