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…

National Games to be shifted out of Goa

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A top official of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has informed ToI that the National Games that were to be held in Goa will be shifted to another state. The Games were scheduled to be held in December of this year. Goa Olympic Association will receive an official communication in regards to this soon. “It’s…

Governor, CM and Archbishop extend their greetings on the occassion of Ganesh Chaturthi

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Goa will celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi on Friday and on the occassion Governor Mridula Sinha, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrão extended their greetings to the public. “Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals of Goa” Governor Sinha emphasised on the importance of the festival. In her…

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