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Football to open 2013 Lusofonia Games
Panaji, March 21 : A game of football will open the 2013 Lusofonia Games in Goa, which will be thrown open in November this year.
Goa club to teach kayaking
Panaji, Mar 21 : Goa-based kayaking club, Goa Kayaking, on Thursday said it will conduct two training programs in April, in association with Goa Tourism, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and Drishti, which is the largest professionally-run lifeguard service in Goa.
Task force to prepare Goa's draft industrial policy: Minister
Panaji, March 21 : A task force will be constituted within a week to put together a draft industrial policy for Goa, Industries Minister Mahadev Naik said Thursday.
United SC win IFA Shield
Kolkata, March 20 : United SC earned their maiden IFA Shield soccer title pipping title holders East Bengal 1-0, with Ranty Martins scoring the all-important goal in the second half here Wednesday.
I-League: Sporting rally to beat Salgaocar 3-1
Mapusa, March 20 : Nine-man Salgaocar succumbed to repeated attacks from Sporting Clube de Goa and went down 1-3 in a rescheduled 12th round I-League football clash at the Duler Stadium here Wednesday.
I-L: Sporting beat Salgaocar 3-1
Mapusa, Mar 20 : Nine-man Salgaocar Football Club succumbed to repeated attacks from Sporting Clube de Goa as they went down 1-3 in a rescheduled 12th round I-League clash at the Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Wednesday.
Mining firms should compensate workers, says Goa MLA
Panaji, March 20 : Goa's rich mining companies and the government should jointly pay compensation to mining workers who were laid off due to a Supreme Court-enforced ban, a BJP legislator demanded Wednesday in the assembly.
Goa terminates lease agreement with DLF for mall
Panaji, March 20 : The Goa government has terminated allotment of a plot worth Rs.90 crore to Delhi Leasing and Finance (DLF), a New Delhi-based real estate company, the Goa legislative assembly was told Wednesday.
Illegal revival of 42 mines to be probed: Parrikar
Panaji, March 20 : A panel appointed by the Goa government to probe illegal mining in the state will probe the illegal revival of 42 mines 17 years ago, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday.
Conte one of the best coaches in Europe: Buffon
Rome, March 20 : Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon feels their head coach Antonio Conte is one of the best coaches in Europe.
Maintain correct details of passengers: Goa govt
Panaji, Mar 20 : The Goa Transport Department has issued a circular to ensure that all inter-state buses maintain a written record of their passengers.
15 Goans among Ratnagiri bus crash victims
Panaji, Mar 20 : The Goa government has confirmed the identity and deaths of 15 Goan passengers in a horrific Ratnagiri bus crash that killed a total of 37 persons.
Iraq making progress on maternal health: UN
New York, Mar 19 : Despite sustained progress in reducing maternal deaths in Iraq, concerted efforts are still required to push the country closer to achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on maternal health, says the United Nations health agency.
Foreign tourists to get tax refund in Goa
Panaji, March 18 : Foreign tourists who fly into Goa can now shop cheap at the beach paradise.
Beer, IMFL prices hiked in Goa
Panaji, March 18 : Beer and Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) will be marginally expensive after Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar presented the state budget for 2013-14 Monday but a consumer can now make up part of the added expense.
Goa CM quotes Vajpayee's poem, presents budget
Panaji, March 18 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday quoted a poem by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to open his budget speech in the state assembly.
No tax on sanitary napkins, diapers in Goa
Panaji, March 18 : After exempting petrol from Value Added Tax (VAT), Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday excluded sanitary napkins and diapers from the tax.
Goa won't give illegal miners new licences
Panaji, March 18 : People indicted for illegal mining could henceforth be barred from applying for ore extraction licences, a government report states.
Goa govt extends fishing ban
Panaji, Mar 18 : The Goa government has introduced a scheme for fishing community in memory of BJP minister Mathany Sadanha, who died on massive heart attack on March 21 last year. While presenting the State Budget for year 2013-14, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said a provision of Rs three crore ...
Goa tourism looking for a brand consultant
Panaji, March 18 : Goa tourism is in for a facelift, with the state government keen on shopping for a "brand consultant" after appointing a public relations agency.
Brazil oil giant to invest USD 236.7 bn
Rio de Janeiro, March 18 : Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has unveiled its business plan for the 2013-17 period, projecting investment outlays of USD 236.7 billion and maintaining its goal of raising crude-oil output from 2 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2012 to 4.2 million bpd ...
'Argentina could become oil independent'
Buenos Aires, March 18 : YPF, the oil company controlled by the Argentine state following the expropriation of a 51 percent stake in the corporation from Spain's Repsol, has set the goal of achieving energy independence, an objective that could be met in "five or six years", CEO Miguel Galuccio ...
Goa govt to tackle stray cattle menace
Panaji, Mar 18 : The Goa government has framed a scheme to exclusively deal with the cattle menace on the streets and beaches of the tourist state.
Goa should lead charge against captive dolphins: Activists
Panaji, March 17 : Dolphin lovers want tourist paradise Goa to lead the charge against the trend of setting up dolphinariums in the country, which they claim are "cruel habitats" for dolphins.
Goa CM takes on Supreme Court over mining ban
Panaji, March 17 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, taking on the Supreme Court, has said it was not adhering to the judicial doctrine of "justice delayed is justice denied" when it came to Goa.
Bayern Munich, Dortmund win in Bundesliga
Berlin, March 17 : Runaway leaders Bayern Munich wrapped up a late 2-1 win thanks to an own goal by Leverkusen's Phillip Wollscheid while Dortmund came from behind to inflict a 5-1 hammering on Freiburg in the 26th round of the German football league, Bundesliga.
'Private sector must help meet India's health goals'
By Anjali Ojha, New Delhi, March 17 : As India takes up its ambitious targets for reducing maternal and child mortality, a senior USAID official says participation of the corporate sector is a must to fulfil the government's aims.
Recover Rs.35,000 crore, keep 80 percent: Parrikar
Panaji, March 16 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Saturday threw a challenge to his detractors who have been claiming that he was soft on the mining industry indicted in a Rs.35,000 crore scam, offering them the lion's share of the sum if they recovered the money.
U-20 I-League: Resilient Pune FC beat Sesa
Jamshedpur, March 16 : Pune FC got off to a flying start with a fighting 2-1 come-from-behind win over Sesa FA, Goa in the Under-20 I-League (Final Phase) at the JRD Sports Complex here Saturday.
Chad: UN targets four million children for immunization campaign
New York, Mar 16 : Eradicating polio, boosting vitamin A and de-worming four million children under the age of five are the goals of a three-day campaign launched Friday by the Chadian Government with the support of United Nations agencies and their partners.