Everything you need to know about Mota Goan: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Mota Goan: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) Russian authorities are keen on an image make-over for Russians in Goa, an official said here Monday after they have been in news for all the wrong reasons, ranging from mafia links, drugs and conflicts with locals.
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) The Russian mafia could be operating in Goa, just as the Indian tourism mafia could be operating in Pakistan, said Russia's newly-appointed honorary consul Victor Albuquerque here Monday.
Panaji, May 16 (IANS) A record 2.7 million tourists landed in Goa last year, the tourism department has said.
Film: "Go Goa Gone"; Cast: Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari, Puja Gupta and Saif Ali Khan; Directors: Krishna DK-Raj Nidimoru; Rating: ***
The Communist Party of India-Marxist secretary for Goa, Thalmann Pereira, also said that mining leases given to handpicked, crony Goan families by the "hated" colonial regime headed by Portuguese dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar decades ago should be wrested back, and a government corporation should be formed to run the mining on these leases.
Panaji, April 26 (IANS) Ancestral land sold by Goan expatriates could have led to Goa's real estate rush, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Friday.
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Conveniently nestled on Candolim beach, this not-so-big, not-so-small holiday resort could be a perfect destination for those who want to savour both the worlds - five-star luxury and shacks on the beaches.
Pune, April 19 (IANS) Pune FC believe there still remains a chance to push up further in the I-League table. And hence, on the eve of their Round 25 away game against Air-India, talk revolved on staying positive and achieving maximum at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here Saturday.
Extreme smelliness is the next big thing in movies. Modules containing 1,000 smells are being bolted to the backs of cinema chairs. Computerized smell-releasers recreate the aromatic pongs of whatever you see on the screen, as tiny motors shake your chair and tiny sprays spurt liquid in your face.
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Former union commerce minister Kamal Nath had overruled his ministry's secretary and favoured denotification of three special economic zones (SEZ) in Goa in 2008, suggest recently unclassified diplomatic cables available on Wikileaks.
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) With the facade of a century-old church looming in the background, Goa will celebrate a four-day heritage festival from Thursday with trademark beef, pork, fish-based cuisine, handicrafts and cultural performances showcasing the state's culture and traditions.
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) Sunday hailed the appointment of Mumbai's Cardinal Oswald Gracias by Pope Francis as one of his advisors in the Vatican.
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the industrial might of the state stole the show Saturday at a corporate brainstorming session here to throw up suggestions for Goa's proposed investment policy.
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) More than a 100 years after the Titanic sank, the overtly rich and elaborate cuisine served to the high and mighty onboard the ill-fated vessel continues to make waves.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Five contemporary English fiction titles from India - Misi Saran's "The Other Side of Light", Jeet Thayil's "Narcopolis", "Em and the Big Hoom" by Jerry Pinto, "The Wildlings" by Nilanjana Roy and "God on Every Wind" by Farhad Sorabjee - have been nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2013.
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa Friday said it would be "proud" to host Pope Francis I if he decided to visit the 2014 exposition of Spanish Jesuit St. Francis Xavier.
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) Pope Francis could visit Goa for the 2014 exposition of pioneering Jesuit St. Francis Xavier, said a priest of the church where the mortal remains of one of the first Christian missionaries to India are kept.
Panaji (Goa), Mar 31 (ANI): Goa celebrated the ancient 'Shigmo Festival' on Sunday that marks the onset of spring, with both pomp and show, and with vibrant and colourful processions through streets and decked up markets.
Panaji, March 28 (IANS) Ace Goan fashion designer Wendell Rodricks has picked a Mumbai-based designer's poster as the lead creative for the queer film festival, annually held in the Maximum City.
Panaji, March 25 (IANS) Young Goan entrepreneur Anish Quenim has scored the goal of his life on the hallowed green turf of Anfield, home to Liverpool, a legendary English football club.
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) Now that the Goa Carnival's samba season is well and truly over, get ready for the deafening cymbals of Shigmo, often referred to by historians as the Goan adaptation of the Holi festival.
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) ONGC's love affair with the Ambedkar Stadium continued and their unbeaten streak in the I-League at home this season stretched to nine games when they held league leaders Churchill Brothers to a 1-1 draw.
Jamshedpur, March 12 (IANS) The eighth day of the sixth edition of the Under-20 I-League saw four exciting encounters played at J.R.D. Tata Sports Complex and Gopal Maidan here Tuesday and Mohun Bagan, Dempo, Sesa Goa emerging winners.
Jamshedpur, March 8 (IANS) Pune FC is up against another unknown Goan opponent in Sporting Clube Goa in the Under-20 I-League 2013 at the Gopal Stadium here Saturday.
Panaji, March 8 (IANS) Goa wants football to be a catalyst for the socio-economic development in the state.
Jamshedpur, March 7 (IANS) Salgaocar took virtually no time to score two goals against defending champions Pune FC to win their first match of the U-20 Tournament for I-League Clubs here Thursday.
Panaji, March 7 (IANS) Goa's ruling BJP Thursday said the allotment of an industrial plot to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's son was as per rules, refuting the Congress's charge of nepotism.
Jamshedpur, March 6 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC and Churchill Brothers SC played out a goalless draw to share the spoils in their opening group encounter in the Under 20 I-League match at the JRD Tata Complex here Wednesday.
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (IANS) Former Churchill Brothers striker Akram Moghrani is among the 24 Lebanese players who have been suspended by the Lebanese Football Association (LFA) in a match-fixing case.
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) The Goa industry Thursday said the 2013-14 annual budget of Finance Minister P. Chidambaram would spur industrial growth in the country, but there was not much in it for the state.
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) Tourism in Goa will now become a brand, thanks to social networking site Facebook.
Pune, Feb 16 (IANS) I-League side Pune FC signed up Liberia-born Australian striker Boima Jerry Karpeh replacing Japanese Daisuke Nishiguchi for the last stretch of the league.
Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) Three outstation cricket teams, including a Sri Lankan outfit, will be the highlight of the Goa Professional League (GPL) which will kick off here Feb 23, the organiser said.
Panaji, Feb.10 (ANI): Thousands of revellers, including locals and tourists, flocked to the annual Goa Carnival in Panaji, Goa, on Sunday.
Film: "David"; Actors: Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vinay Virmani, Tabu, Lara Dutta, Nasser, Rohini Hattangadi and Monica Dogra; Director: Bejoy Nambiar; Rating: ****1/2
Panaji, Jan 30 (IANS) Wobbly dentures and not sharp teeth is what Goa's much-hyped Lokayukta appears to be having, political activists say criticising the recently amended public ombudsman bill tabled in the state assembly.
Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) Goa's King Momo may have just gotten lucky this carnival.
Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) Star hotels and resorts in Goa could soon have pigs, cows and poultry to gobble up their garbage generated in-house.
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) ONGC will look to continue their winning form under new coach Santosh Kashyap when they take on an off-colour Salgaocar in an I-League match at the Ambedkar Stadium here Saturday.
Panaji, Jan 3 (IANS) The carnival may remain a Goan experience after all. Following public wrath, tourism officials are re-thinking about including Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat into Goa's carnival experience.
Pune, Dec 29 (IANS) Mumbai FC will be up for a challenge when they host table-toppers and defending champions Dempo SC in an I-League Round 13 encounter at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Sunday.
Panaji, Dec 29 (IANS) A radical political shift, cheap petrol and the ban on mining ensured that Goa remained in the limelight in 2012.
Panaji, Dec 27 (IANS) In the midst of all the din and buzz in India's busiest party destination, a few sombre soldiers of humanity want Goa's party scene to lower the volume in solidarity with New Delhi's 23-year-old gang-rape victim.
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The hybrid life of migrant Indians, their longing to connect to their homeland and their histories have been translating themselves into narrative photo-essays in veteran photographer Pablo Bartholomew's lens for the last two years.
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Pailan Arrows, the developmental side of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), will look to get back to winning ways when they take on title aspirants Dempo SC in the 12th round of I-League here at the Salt Lake Stadium Saturday.
Panaji, Dec 20 (IANS) Pigs may still not fly but in Goa, they certainly will party this Christmas.
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Indian designers have a long way to go and are still primarily suppliers and exporters, says Wendell Rodricks, one of the few names in the fashion industry to have revolutionised the Indian ramp scene and also promoted it globally.
Panaji, Dec 14 (IANS) Goa has the potential to become a higher education hub like Boston in the US, Goa Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo said.
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) Out migration patterns of Indians in general and Goans in particular will now be tracked and studied with the Goa University establishing a chair for diaspora studies for the forthcoming academic year.
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) The famed Goa carnival is opening up to neighbours and others. In a major break from tradition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government has opened the carnival to participation by neighbouring states like Maharashtra and Karnataka as also Gujarat.
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Goa's Konkani cinema is about to get red hot. After scorching the silver screen with a bare-backed performance in "Hate Story", Bengali bombshell Paoli Dam will act in a film directed by up-and-coming Goan director Laxmikant Shetgaonkar, says the actress.
Candolim (Goa), Nov 29 (IANS) From crochet, woodcraft, wall hangings to jewellery and even homemade Feni ? Goan craftspersons are getting a rare worthy chance to showcase their handicrafts at the ongoing India Resort Fashion Week (IRFW), where fashionistas from different corners of the world have converged.
Candolim (Goa), Nov 28 (IANS) With many Indian designers looking towards the West for inspiration, designer Anupama Dayal continues to get creatively inspired by the rich colour of India and this is what one witnessed in her collection "Apsara" on the opening day of the India Resort Fashion Week (IRFW).
Fatorda (Goa), Nov 26 (IANS) Pune FC will be out on a mission to put on a better show than the last round when they take on Sporting Clube Goa in the I?League at Nehru Stadium here Tuesday.
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Goa puts on its best Spanish accent this year as it prepares to say a holy 'ola' to devotees of a legendary Basque saint who put the state on the world map back in the 1500s.
Panaji, Nov 14 (IANS) Cashew, which is distilled to make popular Goan drink feni, also has the power to revitalise the state's pits left barren by excessive mining, say agriculturists and scientists.
Panaji, Nov 10 (IANS) NCP's Goa unit has asked party chief Sharad Pawar to broker a truce between the state government and the union government so that they can jointly appeal against the Supreme Court-imposed mining ban in the state.
Panaji, Nov 9 (IANS) Over 14 lakh Goans residing in the state would get health insurance cover of up to Rs.2 lakh per family by the next year, Health Minister Laxmikant Parsenkar said Friday.
Pune, Nov 2 (IANS) Mumbai FC and Salgaocar will be looking for the first win of the season when they face each other in the fourth round of I-League football at the Balewadi Sports Complex here Friday.
Panaji, Nov 1 (IANS) Here's relief for those hundreds of thousands from the Goan diaspora settled around the world.
Shillong, Oct 28 (IANS) Sporting Clube De Goa came from behind to beat Shillong Lajong FC 2-1 before a packed stadium in a round three match of the I-League football here Sunday.
Gangtok, Oct 27 (IANS) Dempo coach Armando Colaco and his players are relaxed before they take on United Sikkim in their third round I-League football match at Paljor Stadium here Sunday.
Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) A Goa beach village now wants tourists to carry back the garbage they generate while having a ball on the beach.
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Moroccan Karim Bencherifa is all set to take over as Mohun Bagan's chief football coach from November, the city giant announced Friday.
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Sojourn to an exotic Goan beach, participate in a Chinese Dragon Festival, blow vuvuzelas at Johannesburg's Soccer City Stadium - the community Durga Puja organisers here are pulling out all stops to take revellers on a magical tour during the Oct. 20-24 festival.
London, Oct 17 (IANS) A campaign mounted in Britain over environmental damage in Goa due to mining has received support from a British parliamentarian who has so far tabled two motions in parliament.
Shillong, Oct 12 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC came from behind to snatch away a point from Salgaocar FC after they held the Goan giants to a 1-1 draw at the J.N. Sports Complex here Friday.
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) A goldsmith from West Bengal claimed he was stripped naked and beaten till his ear drums burst by police probing the murder of a Goan goldsmith.
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) A goldsmith from West Bengal claimed that he was stripped naked and beaten by Goa Police Crime Branch officials, who are under pressure to probe the sensational murder of a Goan goldsmith last month.
Gangtok, Oct 6 (IANS) Debutants United Sikkim FC came back from behind to upset established I-League side Salgaocar 3-2 in a thrilling match at the Paljor Stadium here Saturday.
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The showpiece I-League football tournament starts Saturday, sans a title-sponsor, with four matches on the day but the spotlight will be on the Goan derby where defending champions Dempo take on tournament favourites Churchill Brothers.
Panaji, Oct 2 (IANS) Housewives in Goa just got a breather from rising inflation -- courtesy Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Siliguri, Sep 27 (IANS) The second semifinal of the 34th Federation Cup is expected to offer a feast of creative football as the two most accomplished sides of the country - Salgaocar SC and Dempo SC - lock horns at the Kanchanjungha Stadium here Friday.
Jamshedpur, Sep 19 (IANS) Shillong Lajong got the better of Mumbai FC 2-1 on the opening day of the Federation Cup at the Keenan Stadium here Wednesday while Pailan Arrows held Dempo to a 1-1 draw.
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Operators of thatched beach shacks, which are among the most regular features on Goan beaches, claim to be under assault from the Goa government and accuse it of cozying up to the "powerful" five-star hotel lobby in the state.
Panaji, Sep 15 (IANS) Britain's political parties have hailed Justice M.B. Shah, whose probe has unearthed a Rs.35,000 crore worth illegal mining in Goa.
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) Green activists have welcomed ace designer Wendell Rodricks' move to close down a boutique in a five-star resort which was run in collaboration with a company that has been hauled up for illegal mining by the M.B. Shah Commission, which unearthed a Rs.35,000-crore mining scam in Goa.
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) A Congress leader in Goa has added a fresh twist to the state's illegal mining saga.
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) I-League club Prayag United Sports Club Tuesday signed India goalkeeper Subrata Pal, defender Gouramangi Singh and central midfielder Baldip Singh for a period of two years.
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Iron ore generated from Goa's 90 plus mines should be auctioned and extraction be brought down from over 50 million tonnes to 10 million tonnes, an online petition addressed to Chief minister Manohar Parrikar demanded Monday.
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Benefica, one of the top football clubs in Portugal, could soon challenge footballers in Goa to a match, according to organisers of an Indo-Portuguese cultural exchange.
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): The Congress Party on Monday came out strongly against the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) demand to cancel 142 licences in coal block allocation, saying that it is ready to debate the issue on the floor of the Parliament.
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) The jury may be out on Pakistan's alleged ill treatment of minorities, but Goan Christians settled in Karachi are gearing up for the ball of the year.
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Tourists from Russia and Israel to India cause more menace than benefit to the tourism scenario in Goa, a former union minister of state for external affairs said Tuesday.
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) After making a vocal case for sustainable mining, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's much-awaited draft mining policy appears to have turned its back on a crucial recommendation of a government committee on capping iron ore extraction.
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) The mushrooming of dance bars and the overwhelming influence of the Russian Cyrillic script in Goa's coastal belt, including in temples, is damning the image of the state, legislators Tuesday said in the state assembly.
London, July 24 (IANS) A record crowd of an estimated 9,000 British Goans attended the annual British Goan Festival in Hounslow, the organisers said. Two British MPs, Keith Vaz and John McDonnell, were among the VIPs at the event organised by The Goan Association (UK).
No matter where they live in the world, non-resident Indians, particularly the older generation, will cheer for Indian participants at the London Olympics. Even those born in their countries of residence will follow the medal tally of the Indian teams although they support the teams of their adopted country.
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Football crazy Goan expats are rooting for the state to host a mini non-resident Indian (NRI) football 'World Cup'.
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) A rampaging iron ore mining industry and colluding officials are behind the shocking exclusion of Goa's forests from a cluster of 39 areas in the Western ghats region that were included this week in Unesco's World Heritage list, according to a leading green campaigner.
Mexico City, July 2 (ANI): Exit polls have predicted that Mexico's former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which has promised to put the country back in the league of emerging economies, has come back to power after Sunday's presidential election.
Veracruz (Mexico), June 29 (IANS/EFE) A mayor kidnapped last weekend in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz was found dead Thursday, authorities said.
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) A British travel advisory has identified the Goan beach villages of Calangute and Candolim as hubs of theft and bag-snatching gangs.
Pune, June 23 (IANS) Pune Football Club has signed South Sudan striker James Joseph Moga for the forthcoming season.
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Veteran journalist, historian and author, Alfred D'Cruz passed away recently at his residence in Mumbai after a brief illness, a close associate said Friday. He was 91.
Rajesh Mapuskar's Ferrari is all set to take you on a ride with the release of his much-anticipated movie 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' this Friday. Ferrari Ki Sawaari, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar will be his debut as a director. Sharman Joshi, the lead actor will also make his solo debut in a film with the movie hitting the silver screen today countrywide.
Panaji, May 30 (IANS) Goa, the popular tourist hub on the Indian west coast, could build global bridges, both linguistic and cultural, a new book just out suggests.
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) Soon, fun may not be 'in' in Goa.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Often pushed to the background in South Asian homes, the kitchen is becoming a style statement with a spiritual feel, says leading Indian designer Wendell Rodricks, who chases his passion for culinary style when he is not fashioning fabrics.
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) Not Alfonso, hailed as the king of fruits, but the humble kokum - a modest looking, dark red, sour as hell, fruit of the Konkan region - is the centre of attraction at this year's Konkan Fruit Festival (KFF), which opens at the beautiful Campal promenade in Panaji Friday (May 11).