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Kiranpani finds maggots in fish

Kiranpani finds maggots in fish

MAPUSA: The residents of , on the state’s border with , raised an alarm on Sunday after they found that being sold in the village, by vendors from Maharashtra, contained . After food and drugs administration (FDA) found traces of formalin in fish imported to Goa from other states, the government banned imports for a fortnight. After the ban was […]

Airport multi-level parking facility likely to open in November

Airport multi-level parking facility likely to open in November

PANAJI: The airports authority of India (AAI) expects the Rs50 crore, multi-level car park at to be ready by early November. Officials are yet to finalise a date for the much-needed car park to be thrown open for use by the public, AAI officials said. The Rs 50-crore facility was built three years ago and was supposed to be inaugurated […]

‘Nearly 10% adults in Goa use tobacco’

‘Nearly 10% adults in Goa use tobacco’

PANAJI: As many as 9.7% of the adults in the state consume in some form or the other, states a by the ministry of health and family welfare. The recently released Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS 2) shows that tobacco consumption has increased by almost 1% compared to the previous such survey held in 2009-10 (GATS 1), when it […]

Anti-terror squad draws up list of over 100 vital sites

Anti-terror squad draws up list of over 100 vital sites

PANAJI: While Goa is generally put on high alert for being an international tourist destination, the Anti-Terrorist Squad of Goa police has created a database identifying vital establishments and sites across the state to be prepared for counter attacks. When TOI ed, superintendent of police (ATS) Karthik Kashyap said the database has over 100 vital sites, with elaborate details, including […]

Centre may amend Act to restart mining ops in Goa

Centre may amend Act to restart mining ops in Goa

PANAJI: The sector in the state seems to have got a new lease of life as the group of ministers appointed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into mining-related issues is likely to put up a proposal in favour of restarting mining in Goa. A senior officer from the ministry of mines said the group of ministers is likely […]

‘Only India allows azaan over speakers’

‘Only India allows azaan over speakers’

MAPUSA: No other country, including nations in the West, permit the ‘azaan’ to be broadcast through loudspeakers, Union minister of state for external affairs, M J Akbar, said on Saturday, speaking at Saraswat Vidyalaya in Mapusa. “As I say very often, in my country, every morning begins with the ‘azaan’ followed closely by the bells of the Hanuman temple, followed […]

Prospect of no-deal Brexit keeps Goans in Britain on tenterhooks

Goans in Britain on Portuguese passports are increasingly worried about their future in the event of a no-deal . Home secretary Sajid Javid earlier outlined how nationals could get ‘settled’ and ‘pre-settled’ status, but this would only apply if Britain strikes a deal with Brussels. Leading figures in the past week have warned the public that a no-deal Brexit is […]