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Films must have a strong script & message: Naidu

Panjim: Veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy inaugurated the 47th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Sunday, which will showcase 300 films from 90 countries over the next eight days in Goa. For the first time, IFFI will have a special screening for the visually impaired viewers.The Union Minister …

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CCP workers threaten to strike work during IFFI

Panjim: Intensifying their protest, CCP Employees Union has threatened to boycott work during the eight-day International Film Festival of India (IFFI) beginning Sunday, if their demands are not met in the next two days.Hundreds of workers are demonstrating since Wednesday pressing for their demands, including regularisation of services and hike …

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Film makers want prime time slot for Konkani films

Panjim: The Goa Film Finance Action Committee (GFFAC) on Wednesday stated that the State government should intervene and reserve the prime time slot for Konkani films in theatres.“The committee feels that government should reserve a 6.30 pm prime time slot for Konkani films in theatres across Goa. It is the …

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Pomp and gaiety mark Navelim church feast

Navelim: Hundreds of devotees on Wednesday thronged Navelim church for the feast of Our Lady of Rosary, which was celebrated with pomp and gaiety.Fr Manuel Dias, parish priest of Sancoale church was the main celebrant at the concelebrated high Mass.In his homily Fr Manuel stressed on the life of Mother …

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Will have zero tolerance to drugs, corruption: GF

Panjim: Goa Forward on Thursday launched a 46-point Youth Manifesto which focuses on zero tolerance to the drug menace and corruption along with creating job opportunities and encouragement to entrepreneurship.Proposing free WIFI zones across the State as per government guidelines, the party has welcomed Electronic Dance Music Festivals (EDM) but …

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Film assistance scheme notified

Panjim: State government on Thursday notified the scheme of Financial Assistance to Films 2016, where Rs 50 lakh will be the maximum financial support to encourage production of quality films in regional languages.“The scheme shall be called the Goa Scheme of Financial Assistance for Films 2016 (for the production of …

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Govt owes us Rs 6 cr: Percept

Panjim: In a new twist, Percept Live – organisers of Sunburn festival – have alleged that the Goa government has to refund them Rs 6 cr. The company said it was awaiting dispute resolution on the Entertainment Tax levied on complimentary tickets and irrational police bandobast charges.“Over the past four …

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Natyotsav-2016 will stage from today

Directorate of Art and Culture in collaboration with West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur, South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur and Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda will be organising Natyotsav 2016, a Multilingual Theatre Festival from November 8 to November 12 at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda. During the five day …

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Madhuri Dixit visits MOG

Actress Madhuri Dixit along with her husband Sriram Nene and sons, Arin (13) and Raayan (11) visited Museum of Goa (MOG), last week. Artist and curator of the MOG, Subodh Kerkar led them on a private tour of the on-going exhibition, ‘Material As History’, and the Museum’s permanent collection spanning …

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Altoddcho Saad – Tiatr Review JP Pereira

‘Altoddcho Saad’ a tiatr conceptualised by Fr Victor Ferrao, written by Agnelo de Borim and directed by Rupesh Jogle, is a clarion call for all Goans to return to Goa someday, to save their land. Presented by ‘Ami Daizi Fatorda’ this tiatr is impressive, slickly directed presentation that leaves one …

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