Fisheries Minister slammed for ‘fish subsidy’ remark

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Goa Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar has been criticised by Goa Fishing Boat Owners Association (GFBOA) for his ‘subsidy remark’. GFBOA Secretary Simon Pereira asked the Minister to check the ground reality before making any comments about the subsidies being paid to the Fishermen. The Minister had told reporters that fish was not available at reasonable…

FIR filed against Vishnu Wagh over “Sudhir Sukta” to be withdrawn

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Goa Bharatiya Janata Party Vice President Anil Hoble has said that FIR filed against Vishnu Wagh over his book “Sudhir Sukta” will be withdrawn. The book is a collection of poems by Wagh. The poems are highly critical of state’s elite Gaud Saraswat Brahmin caste. Hoble made the announcement from the party headquarters yesterday. The FIR…

The Feast of St Francis Xavier to be celebrated on December 4 as against the annual date of December 3

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The Feast of St Francis Xavier, who is popular as ‘Goencho Saib’ in Goa, will be celebrated on December 4 this year instead of December 3. The festival is of immense importance for the followers of Christianity in the state. “Since the festival of St Francis Xavier comes in the advent season, which is a…

Indian Navy’s all-woman team sets sail to circumnavigate the globe from Goa

India’s first full-time woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flagged off  ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ today. The expedition aims to circumnavigate the globe. An all-woman team of the Indian Navy is attempting the feat, a first of its kind from India. Former Defence Minister and the current Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar attended the ceremony. The expedition is…

ATM stolen and abandoned in forest area later, Rs 18 lakh missing

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Unknown culprits uprooted an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of State Bank of India located at Agarwada, Pernem on Thursday night. The ATM was lated found abandoned in the forest area of Agarwada. Cash amounting to Rs. 18.81 lakh is missing. The incident came to light on Friday morning. It has been found that the culprits first…

BJP criticises article in Church bulletin that compares it to the Nazis

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticised a political article in the recent issue of Renovação bulletin which is published by the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. The party has alleged that the article was meant to hurt it’s prospects in the recently concluded by-elections in Panaji and Valpoi assembly constituency. The party further said that it…

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