King Momo reigns despite BJP rule in Goa

King Momo reigns despite BJP rule in Goa

It is carnival time in Goa, with today, Shrove Tuesday being the last day of the celebrations, Wednesday marking the start of Lent. In Panjim (Panaji) , the festivities began on  Sunday, (Feb. 10) with 48 floats, led by the triumphant entry of King Momo, or Momus, the Greek god of satire and laughter, and […]

Goa Cabs want no Speed Limit , Strike on!

Goa Cabs want no Speed Limit , Strike on!

Panaji, Jan 20: Tourists and commuters in sunny Goa are having a tough time finding transport, because the taxi cab drivers have kicked up their heels and thumbed their collective noses at both the State government and a Supreme Court directive to install speed governors on their vehicles. Taxi operators today kept their vehicles off […]

Tourists thrash Goa locals, arrested

Tourists thrash Goa locals, arrested

Panaji, (Panjim), Goa : A group of 15  rowdy tourists from Telangana beat up four locals near a guest house in Goa. They were arrested today after they rep0rtedly assaulted four locals near a guest house adjacent to Calangute beach last night. Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi said the group thrashed four persons, including the manager […]

Goa meat traders challenge cattle ban

Goa meat traders challenge cattle ban

The Bombay High Court has  issued notice to the central and the Goa governments over a petition filed by meat traders challenging the newly-introduced restrictions on cattle trade. Quraishi’s Meat Traders’ Association of Goa challenged in the Goa bench of the high court the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017, […]

Goa intrigued by Priest death mystery

Goa intrigued by Priest death mystery

Panaji, (Panjim)  Friends of priest-turned-activist Fr Bismarque Dias, who was found dead in 2015, have demanded a proper investigation into the case by the Goa crime branch, including interrogation of the five witnesses. The priest stood up to many anti-social elements and other vested interests who wanted to ruin the ecology of Goa Fr Dias, […]

After 16 months, Goa activist’s body to be buried

After 16 months, Goa activist’s body to be buried

Panaji: Sixteen months after former Catholic priest and activist Bismarque Dias was found dead under mysterious circumstances, the state Human Rights Commission on Monday directed that his remains be formally laid to rest. The direction from the Goa Human Rights Commission Chairperson A.D. Salkar followed a petition by a city lawyer, who had prayed that […]

Bridge Collapse tragedy

Bridge Collapse tragedy

In India most of the bridges are of the British era. Many of them are very old  but still  in use. We never know when those bridges  are going to collapse. But still we use them for our daily travelling. The same  took place in Maharashtra. A bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway collapsed late last night, […]

Migrants, domestic tourists giving Goa a bad name?

Migrants, domestic tourists giving  Goa a bad name?

Goa, going, gone? That’s the song being sung by Goa Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Francis D’Souza , who recently blamed ‘criminal’ migrants for ruining Goa’s fair name. He said migrantion to the coastal State is one of the major issues troubling the government. He said this at the annua function of the Travel […]

Salute to Mario Miranda

Salute to Mario Miranda

India’s western beachfront state Goa has been busy with celebrations to mark the 90th birth anniversary of one of the country’s best-known cartoonists and illustrators, Mario Miranda. And why not? The Goans and Anglo-Indians, and the Bandra Bombayites all grew up on his captivating caricatures of our communities. Mario’s warm-hearted, often comic drawings of local […]

Will Beef be banned in Goa?

Will Beef be banned in Goa?

Panaji: The Goa government will decide on whether to ban beef or not in “two to three weeks”, Animal Husbandry Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said here on Monday. “We (government) will think about and decide in two to three weeks,” Tawadkar said, while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a media event. The minister’s comments […]