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Goa: Covid infections show downward trend as positivity rate dips to 11%

Goas Covid-19 positivity rate dropped to 11% on Tuesday, the lowest in 10 days. The tally of active cases came down to 2,382, with recoveries exceeding fresh infections.

The Times of India 28 Oct 2020 8:22 am

No understanding of Goa: Michael Lobo slams govt's tourism masterplan

Minister for waste management and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo criticised the recently approved tourism masterplan saying that it has been prepared some people sitting in a

The Times of India 28 Oct 2020 8:21 am

CCP bans fireworks, processions for Narkasur

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 during Diwali, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has capped the height of the Narkasur effigy at 8ft and banned relat

The Times of India 28 Oct 2020 8:20 am

Goa CM raps bureaucrats, says dont harass citizens

Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday asked heads of departments to play a bigger role in improving the service delivery scheme system in the state so that the common m

The Times of India 28 Oct 2020 8:19 am

Goa: Students of 84 govt schools to learn green technology

Eighty-four government high schools and higher secondary schools will soon get training in green technology, right from how to make grey water potable to vermicomposting

The Times of India 28 Oct 2020 8:18 am

Goa CM raps bureaucracy, asks them to ensure efficient governance

Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday asked heads of departments to play a bigger role in improving the service delivery scheme system in the state so that the common m

The Times of India 28 Oct 2020 1:30 am

Goa: Tourism department slashes shack licence fees by 50%

The tourism department on Monday issued an order granting 50% reduction in renewal fees for beach shacks and placement of deck beds to shack allottees for the current sea

The Times of India 27 Oct 2020 9:30 am

Goa: Covid mortality count climbs to 583 as six more succumb to virus

Goas Covid mortality count rose to 583 with six Covid-related deaths on Monday, two of whom were brought dead to Hospicio hospital in South Goa.

The Times of India 27 Oct 2020 9:30 am

Goa readies for a tourism season without foreign charters

The states tourism industry, which relies substantially on charters and foreign tourists, is bracing for a season completely bereft of international visitors. Stakeholder

The Times of India 27 Oct 2020 8:17 am

Goa: 95% of schools surveyed dont favour reopening, says headmasters body

The Goa headmasters association has said that 198 of the 209 government-aided schools it surveyed are not in favour of reopening yet, president Mariano Valadares said. Th

The Times of India 27 Oct 2020 8:16 am

Goa: IPB clears projects worth Rs 2,200 crore, may create 5,800 jobs

After a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Goa investment promotion board on Monday met and approved seven investment projects and three proposals for expansio

The Times of India 27 Oct 2020 8:13 am

The Goa panorama

The Times of India 26 Oct 2020 2:43 pm

Infra being built is not for coal sector, says Goa CM

Even as opposition to coal transportation and major infrastructure projects increases across the state, chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Sunday that the state governm

The Times of India 26 Oct 2020 9:30 am

Dudhsagar falls see weakest ever start to season with mere 110 visitors

The Dudhsagar waterfalls saw the lowest number of footfalls at just 110, on Sunday, on the first day of the start of the tourist season to the spot.

The Times of India 26 Oct 2020 8:28 am

Now, Goa grapples with home-grown cannabis

While Goa has always had its fair share of problems with drugs, particularly in the touristy coastal belts, the state is now grappling with a new trend of cannabis cultiv

The Times of India 26 Oct 2020 7:31 am

GMR planning logistics park near Mopa airport

GMR Goa International Airport Limited (GGIAL) plans to set up a logistics park on the 232 acres of commercial land available at Mopa, where Goas new greenfield airport is

The Times of India 26 Oct 2020 7:30 am

Bainguinim wrong place for waste plant: Shripad Naik

In a major setback to the state government, Union Ayush minister Shripad Naik on Saturday said the place identified for a solid waste management facility at Bainguinim is

The Times of India 25 Oct 2020 9:30 am

Goa: 5 men held in 2 cases of drug possession

Four persons from Telangana were arrested by the Calangute police late Friday evening for being in possession of the hallucinogenic drug, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)

The Times of India 25 Oct 2020 7:57 am

Goas own forensic lab to soon test seized drugs

Following delays in obtaining test reports from other states in drug seizure cases, Goa State Forensic Science Laboratory (GSFSL), Verna, will soon begin with drug testin

The Times of India 25 Oct 2020 7:56 am

Goa: Resume religious services by Nov 15, archdiocese tells churches

The Archdiocese of Goa and Daman on Saturday instructed all parishes to restart religious services without further delay by November 15, after obtaining the required perm

The Times of India 25 Oct 2020 7:30 am

Extra monitoring for Covid patients aged 50+ & with comorbidities: Government

With several Covid-19 patients turning up late for treatment, the government has decided to include a separate section on the home isolation dashboard to monitor patients

The Times of India 25 Oct 2020 7:30 am

Goa selects coal block adviser

Chief minister Pramod Sawant chaired a meeting of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) cell on Friday where it was decided to appoint aXYKno Capital Services Private Ltd

The Times of India 24 Oct 2020 8:15 am

Vishwajit Rane: Goa to follow its own protocol, continue plasma therapy

Health minister Vishwajit Rane said on Friday that the state government would continue plasma therapy even if the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) removes it fro

The Times of India 24 Oct 2020 7:41 am

Goa: Act against nightclubs that defy Covid-19 rules, Vishwajit Rane to collector

Health minister Vishwajit Rane said on Friday that he had written to the North Goa collector to take action against nightclubs and hotels operating in defiance of SOPs.

The Times of India 24 Oct 2020 7:40 am

Goa: Drop in Covid-19 testing, Vishwajit Rane says will ensure at least 2k tests daily

Health minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday admitted that the number of Covid-19 tests conducted daily in the state has dropped, and said that he would ensure that 2,000-2,5

The Times of India 24 Oct 2020 7:39 am

Walke murder: Three held from Bihar

The crime branch of Goa police has arrested three persons from Bihar who had sold a firearm to the accused in the murder of Margao jeweller Swapnil Walke. The accused had

The Times of India 23 Oct 2020 9:30 am

Sakhali boy, Vasco girl overcome disabilities, excel in TY exams

Two highly motivated students, one a 100% visual impairment and the other with cerebral palsy overcame all obstacles to excel in their third year examinations. Both have

The Times of India 23 Oct 2020 9:30 am

Goa: Senior intelligence officer booked in Rs 1.5 crore, DA case

Senior intelligence officer with the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI), Rajesh Dabas, has been booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly a

The Times of India 23 Oct 2020 9:25 am

Socorro ATM theft: Three persons held in Delhi

Three persons have been arrested in Delhi by the special cell of Delhi police in the Union Bank ATM theft case at Socorro near Porvorim.

The Times of India 23 Oct 2020 7:38 am

Excellent results of plasma therapy and Remdesivir combo, Goa to tell ICMR

The Goa government will intimate the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) about the excellent results it has seen in Covid-19 patients who were given the convalescen

The Times of India 23 Oct 2020 7:30 am

Thunderstorms with lightning in Goa till Fri: IMD

The India meteorological department (IMD) has forecast thunderstorms with lightning at isolated places in Goa till Friday.

The Times of India 22 Oct 2020 8:49 am

Goas Covid-19 cases drop to 3,098, recoveries surpass new infections

Goas tally of active Covid-19 cases dropped marginally to 3,098 on Wednesday with recoveries exceeding new cases. Recoveries for the day were 408 and 308 more people test

The Times of India 22 Oct 2020 8:06 am

Goa council clips syllabus from Class I to VIII by 30%

The state council for educational research and training (SCERT) has curtailed the syllabus from Class I to VIII by 30% for the academic year 2020-21 due to the pandemic.

The Times of India 22 Oct 2020 8:04 am

IIT in Goa among four to get high performance computing centre

Researchers, students and faculty members in institutes across Goa will now be able to get an introduction, or hone their existing skills in high-performance computing an

The Times of India 22 Oct 2020 8:03 am

Sanguem MLA withdraws support to government

Sanguem Independent MLA Prasad Gaonkar submitted a letter to the governor on Wednesday withdrawing his support to the state BJP government. While announcing his decision,

The Times of India 22 Oct 2020 8:03 am

No compromises on aviation safety around Goa airport, says Navy

Aviation safety around Goa International Airport, which serves as a front-line naval air base, is of paramount concern and will not be compromised, said the Indian Navy a

The Times of India 22 Oct 2020 7:59 am

Mayor calls for silent Diwali in Goa this year

As part of the SOPs laid down for the eve of Diwali by the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), large gatherings in the state capital will not be allowed and Narkasur

The Times of India 21 Oct 2020 8:02 am

Three-month-old with heart problem Goas youngest Covid death

A three-month-old baby boy who was detected with myocardial dysfunction and cardiogenic shock when hospitalised five days ago became the states youngest Covid-19 victim o

The Times of India 21 Oct 2020 7:44 am

Nilesh Cabral backs MLA Prasad Gaonkar on IIT-Goa in Sanguem

Power minister Nilesh Cabral on Tuesday came out in support of Sanguem independent MLA Prasad Gaonkar, who recently demanded the IIT-Goa project in his constituency. My f

The Times of India 21 Oct 2020 7:40 am

Goa: Obscene clip sent from deputy CMs phone, min claims he was asleep, mobile hacked

An obscene video allegedly sent from deputy chief minister Chandrakant Kavlekars mobile to a WhatsApp group caused a flutter on social media and in political circles on M

The Times of India 20 Oct 2020 7:36 am

Tourism activities should continue but maintain social distance: Goa CM

A day after social media was flooded with videos of people flouting rules and SOPs at Saturday night parties, Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said tourism activiti

The Times of India 20 Oct 2020 7:36 am

Cops arrest 3 in Pernem, seize Rs 1 crore cannabis

Pernem police on Monday arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in illegal cultivation of cannabis and seized drugs worth over Rs1 crore. Pernem PI Jivba Dal

The Times of India 20 Oct 2020 7:33 am

Goa CM keeps double-tracking hearing on hold after protest

Over a thousand people from across the state assembled in Vasco on Monday to protest the personal hearing for southwestern railways double-tracking project, forcing chief

The Times of India 20 Oct 2020 7:32 am

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

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.

The Times of India 20 Oct 2020 1:30 am

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

Goa Forward Party on Monday accused deputy chief minister Chandrakant Kavlekar of sexual harassment and outraging womens modesty by allegedly sharing a porn clip on a soc

The Times of India 19 Oct 2020 9:55 pm

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

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, do

The Times of India 19 Oct 2020 9:30 am

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

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 rule

The Times of India 19 Oct 2020 8:28 am

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

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.

The Times of India 19 Oct 2020 7:31 am

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

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 chi

The Times of India 19 Oct 2020 7:30 am

GMC seeks permission to start 10 super speciality courses

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

The Times of India 18 Oct 2020 8:29 am

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

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 opp

The Times of India 18 Oct 2020 8:28 am

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

Union Ayush minister Shripad Naik said on Saturday that he couldnt escape Covid-19 despite taking ayurvedic immunity-boosters. Despite taking the best of ayurvedic medici

The Times of India 18 Oct 2020 8:27 am

Goa: As panchayats fume at poor internet, villagers build temp sheds for students

Temporary wooden structures called mallo have cropped up in some remote villages in Canacona and Sanguem, mainly on hilltops and inside forests.

The Times of India 18 Oct 2020 8:26 am

Builder among 4 held for supari in Porvorim murder

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 o

The Times of India 18 Oct 2020 7:30 am

Centre rebukes laggard Goa govt for Smart City no-show

In a stern note to the state government, the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) has expressed serious concern that of the Rs 196 crore released by the Ce

The Times of India 17 Oct 2020 9:06 am

Soon, segregate waste into 16 categories in Panaji

In a bid to gain greater control over the solid waste generated in the state capital, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has decided to introduce greater segrega

The Times of India 17 Oct 2020 8:20 am

Goa govt permits river cruises, watersports to resume ops

The state government on Friday issued an order permitting river cruises and watersports operators to resume operations. The tourism department also issued a safety and hy

The Times of India 17 Oct 2020 8:19 am

Vasco girl hits Goas best-known score at NEET(UG)

Vasco resident Rubiya Shaikh has bettered the best-known score from Goa at NEET(UG), results for which were announced on Friday, scoring 675 out of 720. The student of Cu

The Times of India 17 Oct 2020 7:38 am

Hard to say Covid has hit its peak in Goa, lets wait till December: Dr S M Bandekar

Goas battle chart for Covid moved from placid to stormy waters in a short span of three months and the Goa Medical College dean and head of Covid hospitals, Dr S M Bandek

The Times of India 17 Oct 2020 4:49 am

Unable to get new mobile for e-classes, Pali boy ends life

A Class X student from Pali-Thane village in Sattari taluka died by suicide on Thursday as his parents could not afford to buy him a new smartphone for online classes.

The Times of India 16 Oct 2020 2:16 pm

Panaji: Doctors urge test at onset of flu-like symptoms for best recovery

Loss of sense of smell and taste as well as loose motions can help distinguish Covid-19 from common flu, but as the symptoms are very similar, pulmonologists advise testi

The Times of India 16 Oct 2020 12:53 pm

Unemployment rising in Goa, need to study trend: CM Pramod Sawant

The state needs to study the reason behind the high unemployment rate, said chief minister Pramod Sawant as he pointed out that the private sector is struggling to get sk

The Times of India 16 Oct 2020 12:15 pm

Goa: Active Covid cases see drop for second day, recoveries rise to 88%

Goas tally of active Covid cases dipped marginally for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with recoveries exceeding new cases. The state reported 554 recoveries and 40

The Times of India 14 Oct 2020 8:50 am

Alina Saldanha writes second letter to Prakash Javadekar opposing Mollem projects

Former forest minister in the Manohar Parrikar cabinet and BJP Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha has once again written to the Union environment minister, Prakash Javadekar, st

The Times of India 14 Oct 2020 7:48 am

Hold assembly session first before reopening schools in Goa: Parents

The parents organisation, FORCE, has objected to the state governments plans to reopen schools in Goa. Taking a dig at members of the legislative assembly, convener Savio

The Times of India 14 Oct 2020 7:43 am

Goa: In partial relief, SC allows mining ore transport till January-end

In a major relief for the mining industry in Goa, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted mining companies time till end of January 2021 to transport ore. The apex court als

The Times of India 14 Oct 2020 7:42 am

Stigma keeping people away from Covid tests: Goa medical college dean

Goa medical college (GMC) dean Dr S M Bandekar said that testing numbers havent reduced because the government doesnt want to test more people, but because people are afr

The Times of India 14 Oct 2020 7:41 am

IMD forecasts heavy rainfall in Goa till October 15

Rainfall exceeding 11.5 cm in 24 hours is very likely over north and south Goa from October 13 to 15.

The Times of India 13 Oct 2020 8:58 am

Deposit Rs 25 for each case you didnt reply: NGT to GCZMA

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) to deposit Rs 25,000 per case for not having filed replies sought by it. The

The Times of India 13 Oct 2020 7:44 am

After 33 years, Goa gets new police districts in Mapusa & Ponda

In a major decision, the state government has decided to create two new police districts Mapusa and Ponda to further facilitate maintaining of the law and order situati

The Times of India 13 Oct 2020 7:43 am

In Har Ghar Jal Goa, PWD ministers backyard depends on tankers

On Friday, the Union ministry of jal shakti announced that Goa became the first state in India to cover 100% of its 2.3 lakh rural households with functional household ta

The Times of India 13 Oct 2020 7:40 am