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79 charged with creating ruckus during mining agitation

Panjim: Panjim Police have charged 79 persons with creating a ruckus in the State capital and on the two Mandovi bridges during a protest against closure of mining in March this year. The 350-page charge sheet, filed before the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Panjim, has also recorded statements of 108 …

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Benaulim shock Ambelim in penalties

Navelim: UC Benaulim entered the quarterfinals of Jose Bento Furtado Memorial football tournament defeating Ambelim SC 7-5 via the tie breaker played at Rosary grounds, Navelim on Wednesday. The teams played out an entertaining 2-2 draw during the regulation time. While Joel Fernandes scored in the 6th minute, Keegan Rodrigues …

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Education plays an integral part of growing with football: Mariano Dias

Mariano Dias was one of the stars of yesteryears. He is the third player from the Salgaocar FC stable to have graduated as Professional License coach and is today Coach Educator with AIFF. Sports Editor AUGUSTO RODRIGUES caught up with Mariano in Fatorda to get a glimpse of the way …

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Goan non-feature film to open Indian Panorama at IFFI

Panaji: ‘Kharvas’, a Marathi short film directed by Goan film-maker Aditya Jambhale will be the opening non-feature film in the Indian Panorama section of the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The non-feature films category will screen altogether 21 short films, this year. ‘Kharvas’ narrates the …

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Mormugao Municipal Council identifies 31 black spots in 25 wards

Vasco: The Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) has identified 31 black spots in its 25 wards. These spots are prone to haphazard garbage dumping. MMC plans to beautify these spots to stop the garbage dumping by unknown persons. Chief Officer Agnelo Fernandes praised former councillor Anil Chopdekar for his efforts to …

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25 injured in Rawanfond accident

Margao: Twenty-five passengers were injured after the bus in which they were travelling collided with a Duster vehicle near the military camp in Rawanfond, Margao on Wednesday morning. The bus was travelling from Curchorem to Margao when the incident occurred. Ten injured passengers were admitted in Hospicio while one was …

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Calangute comunidade attorney grilled on several issues

Calangute: The Managing Committee of Calangute Comunidade including its Attorney Anthony D’Souza was taken to task by the shareholders on several issues at the annual general body meeting held after three years. The proceedings saw the discussion over various issues such as the issuance of NOCs to few parties without …

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At cabinet meet, CM assures to fill govt vacancies soon

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who chaired the cabinet meeting at his private residence at Taleigao on Wednesday, assured his colleagues that he will issue directions to the concerned department in the next 15 days for filling up government vacancies after discussing it in the next cabinet meeting in detail. …

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Indira Gandhi remembered as capable and powerful leader, says Chodankar

Curchorem: The 34th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was observed by the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) by organising a function at the Quepem Municipal hall on Wednesday. GPCC president Girish Chodankar, Quepem MLA and opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar, former chief minister Pratapsing Rane, Cuncolim MLA Clafacio …

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Govt keen on promoting organic farming in state, says Vijai

Margao: The Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai on Wednesday assured farmers that if they are turning towards organic farming, the government will set up a market where organic products will be exclusively sold. Sardesai was speaking as the chief guest for an awareness programme held for farmers on organic farming which …

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