Goa: Two wanted by Kerala cops in murder case held at Arambol

In 55 years

Pernem police on Monday detained two persons wanted by the Kerala Police in a murder case, and later handed over the accused to Thrissur rural police.

Goa sees lowest daily Covid count after 1.5 months

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The state’s active Covid-19 tally dropped to 3,647 on Sunday after 187 new cases were recorded, the lowest single-day count in a month and a half.

Goa: NDA ally says BJP minister shared porn clip on WhatsApp, minister says phone hacked

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Goa Forward Party on Monday accused deputy chief minister Chandrakant Kavlekar of sexual harassment and outraging women’s modesty by allegedly sharing a porn clip on a social media group where women, activists and government officers are members.

Goa: Nature lovers call for intervention to save threatened bird species

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Habitat degradation and disturbances at their breeding grounds are some of the reasons for the decline of some bird species in Goa, said Omkar Dharwadkar, naturalist and president of the Goa Bird Conservation Network (GBCN).

Goa: Agriculture scheme amended to boost vegetable cultivation

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In a bid to increase the production of local vegetables and make its seeds available in sufficient quantity for its large scale cultivation in the state, the Local Vegetable Seed Production Programme has been launched amending the Goa Development of Horticulture Scheme.

‘Crime up as Goa govt overloaded with tackling pandemic’: Shripad Naik

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Union Ayush minister Shripad Naik said on Saturday that since the police and state government are busy with Covid management, some anti-social elements are taking the opportunity to engage in criminal activity.

‘Goa must leverage proximity to Maharashtra, Gujarat to attract investment’

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Goa’s proximity to Gujarat and Maharashtra, two states that attract a lot of global investment, can be leveraged to attract US companies that already have a base in the other two states, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) west India regional president Naushad Panjwani said.

Meet DJ Felix who revolutionised hip-hop In Kolkata

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When passion turns into a profession, it often creates some magic and a revolution. Mostly it is the artist making Rap music, who gets the adoration and recognition. But in Hip-Hop there is a clear understanding that it is the DJ who is on top of the game. Felix Huang also known as DJ Felix, has already established his name in the list of top Turntablists around the country, by creating a storm in Kolkata nightlife in recent years.

Goa: As nightclubs flout Covid norms, Vishwajit Rane says cancel their licences

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On a day when Goa recorded fewer than 200 new Covid cases for the first time in two months, videos and photos of packed dance floors of Saturday parties flouting all rules and SOPs in nightclubs and pubs along the North Goa coastal belt went viral,

Builder paid Rs 3 lakh to murder man who questioned his project: Goa cops

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Porvorim police said on Sunday that Altaf Yargatti, the builder behind the supari killing of Torda resident Vilas Methar, paid around Rs 3 lakh for the hit.

GMC seeks permission to start 10 super speciality courses

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The Goa Medical College (GMC) has applied to the Medical Council of India (MCI) for permission to start 10 super speciality courses. If granted permission, these courses will be introduced in GMC from the academic year 2021-22.

Two US companies keen to set up shop in Goa, CM assures red carpet

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Two US companies, a pharma company and a mining heavy machinery company, have expressed interest in setting up shop in Goa. A letter of intent was presented to chief minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday by the pharma company where Sawant promised that all the necessary permissions will be granted as quickly as possible through the Goa Investment Promotion Board.

Goa: Family ties internet router to tree for son’s online classes

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In yet another instance of parents going to great lengths to ensure that their children can attend online classes, a family in a remote village of Sattari has purchased an industrial grade wireless router and fixed it on a tree in a field.

Got Covid despite taking best ayurvedic immunity-boosters, says Shripad Naik

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Union Ayush minister Shripad Naik said on Saturday that he couldn’t escape Covid-19 despite taking ayurvedic immunity-boosters. “Despite taking the best of ayurvedic medicines and boosting my immunity, I was still infected by the disease, as I came in contact with a large number of people to help them during the lockdown,” Naik, who recently recovered from Covid, said. “People need to continue taking the utmost care — wear masks and maintain social distance to minimise the chances of getting infected.”

Builder among 4 held for ‘supari’ in Porvorim murder

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Porvorim police on Saturday arrested four persons, including a builder, for the brutal murder of Torda resident Vilas Methar near Porvorim. The builder had put a ‘supari’ on Methar, police said.

Boost your ‘karma’ by mapping rural Goa via app

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Borrowing a concept from Google Maps and Reddit, ActforGoa — a community initiative program — wants locals and visitors to the state to map Goa’s rich diversity as well as community issues to enhance their ‘karma’

Goa: Isolate self immediately if exposed to Covid infected, advise doctors

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Contacts of a Covid-19 person must immediately self-isolate themselves prior to testing and even before they get their test results to break the chain of transmission, doctors say.

1,000 trees to be cut in Mollem: Power company

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Reacting to claims made by NGOs that a large number of trees will be cut in the Mollem Wildlife Sanctuary to make way for a power transmission line, the Goa Tamnar Transmission Project Ltd (GTTPL) project said that only 1,000 trees would be felled or trimmed in the wildlife sanctuary.

Manohar Parrikar vowed IIT in Sanguem, current govt snatched it: MLA

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In his first public criticism of the state BJP government, independent Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar on Sunday said that the IIT campus project promised to him by former chief minister Manohar Parrikar at Sanguem was snatched away recently. Gaonkar said the decision was taken without consulting him.

Hill-cutting stopped at Anjuna

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Following the intervention of local panchayat members and members of an NGO, a case of alleged illegal hill-cutting being undertaken by a builder within the jurisdiction of the Anjuna-Caisua village panchayat was stopped recently.

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