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By Roland Francis Toronto, CANADA Born in Colva, Salcette in a Portuguese speaking family, Samson had an idyllic, carefree childhood during the last decade of the Salazar rule in Goa and the early years of the new Indian rule. Goa was not yet corrupted, the land and water was still …

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Irish woman was raped in Goa, confirms postmortem report

Margao/Canacona: Postmortem reports have confirmed that Irish national Danielle McLaughlin, 28, was raped and later done to death by strangulation. The autopsy, which was conducted at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, on Thursday, has confirmed police suspicions.Following this, murder accused Vikat Bhagat, who was arrested by the Canacona …

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Foreign tourists turn yoga gurus in Goa

Canacona/Mandrem: European and Russian travelers on tourists’ visas have taken to yoga in a big way and seem to be minting money in collaboration with the locals, as training classes have mushroomed along the state’s coast from Arambol to Patnem.Instead of local and Indian yoga gurus, a sizeable section of …

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Russian arrested for selling ganja

Pernem: Pernem police arrested a Russian Luliia Zhulanova, 33, for selling ganja at Arambol Beach. Pernem police said that the accused was caught red-handed while selling ganja weighing 135 grams and worth Rs 1000. The ganja was packaged in the form of round shaped black colour cookie.  On examining her …

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Victory for Goan democracy

Celebrate the Goan electorate. Even in these cynical times, even with the dumbing down by ranting media, over 80% of the electorate showed up at the polls. Whatever the result, the citizens of India’s smallest state have once again demonstrated that they are committed to the democratic political process, no …

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More Russian charters come this season

Panaji: The number of tourists arriving in Goa by chartered flights from Russia witnessed a slight increase in December 2016 as compared to December 2015 amid fears that demonetization may further hit international tourists’ footfall. Though the arrival figures fell short of what they were in December 2014, it came …

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