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Cyclone Tauktae hits Goa's coastal areas; 4 dead in Karnataka

16 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae hits Goa's coastal areas; 4 dead in Karnataka

The storm in the Arabian Sea, Cyclone Tauktae, on Sunday claimed four lives in Karnataka.

Cyclone Tauktae: Goa authorities gear up to tackle situation

15 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: Goa authorities gear up to tackle situation

The government machinery in Goa has put in place necessary measures to tackle the situation in view of the warning about Cyclone Tauktae, officials said on Saturday.

Oxygen crisis: 74 die at Goa Medical College and Hospital

14 May 2021

Oxygen crisis: 74 die at Goa Medical College and Hospital

In the past four days, 74 patients died at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) reportedly due to a lack of medical oxygen. The GMCH is the biggest COVID-19 facility in the state.

Cyclonic storm warning issued, heavy rainfall expected in Goa

13 May 2021

Cyclonic storm warning issued, heavy rainfall expected in Goa

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Thursday issued a warning and said that a low-pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 16, which may bring heavy rainfall at some places in Goa and the south Konkan region.

Goa: 26 COVID-19 patients die at GMCH, minister seeks probe

12 May 2021

Goa: 26 COVID-19 patients die at GMCH, minister seeks probe

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said that 26 COVID-19 patients died at the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in the early hours and sought an investigation by the High Court to find out the exact cause.

Despite WHO warning, all adults in Goa to receive Ivermectin

11 May 2021

Despite WHO warning, all adults in Goa to receive Ivermectin

Everyone above 18 years pf age in Goa will be given Ivermectin drug irrespective of their COVID-19 status, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday.

COVID-19 lockdown in Goa till Monday morning; essential services allowed

28 Apr 2021

COVID-19 lockdown in Goa till Monday morning; essential services allowed

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday announced a brief state-wide lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Goa's healthcare infrastructure dwindling amid record surge in COVID-19 cases

21 Apr 2021

Goa's healthcare infrastructure dwindling amid record surge in COVID-19 cases

Goa's healthcare infrastructure is suffering as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state touches new highs.

Not yet thought of canceling Goa board exams: Pramod Sawant

15 Apr 2021

Not yet thought of canceling Goa board exams: Pramod Sawant

The Goa Government has not yet thought of canceling the state board exams of Classes 10 and 12 in the wake of the COVID-19 surge, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said.

Goa: After GFP leaves NDA, CM says 'they were removed'

14 Apr 2021

Goa: After GFP leaves NDA, CM says 'they were removed'

A day after the Goa Forward Party (GFP) exited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the party had already been removed.

Goa Tourism Department calls Marathas 'invaders,' apologizes soon after

02 Apr 2021

Goa Tourism Department calls Marathas 'invaders,' apologizes soon after

The Goa Tourism Department on Friday referred to the Maratha warriors led by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as invaders but deleted the tweet containing that reference soon after and also issued an apology.

Nearly 3,000 caught without masks on North Goa beaches

31 Mar 2021

Nearly 3,000 caught without masks on North Goa beaches

The Pernem and Calangute Police in the North Goa district have so far this year caught 2,957 people without masks on beaches and collected Rs. 5.86 lakh as fine from them, officials said on Wednesday.

Vijender Singh's 12-match winning streak in professional boxing ends

20 Mar 2021

Vijender Singh's 12-match winning streak in professional boxing ends

The 12-match unbeaten winning streak of India's Vijender Singh in professional boxing ended on Friday when his Russian opponent Artysh Lopsan defeated him.

Allow chartered flights in Goa from safe places: Tourism body

03 Mar 2021

Allow chartered flights in Goa from safe places: Tourism body

Ahead of the Goa Assembly's budget session, an apex tourism body here has urged the Pramod Sawant government to allow chartered flights in the state from "safe destinations" to boost tourism.

10 women en route Goa for vacation killed in accident

15 Jan 2021

10 women en route Goa for vacation killed in accident

In a tragic piece of news, 10 women, who were going to Goa for a vacation, and their driver, were killed in a road accident on Friday in Karnataka's Dharwad district. Six people were injured and are recuperating at KIMS Hospital in Hubballi.

Union Minister Shripad Naik is conscious and recovering: Goa CM

13 Jan 2021

Union Minister Shripad Naik is conscious and recovering: Goa CM

Union Minister Shripad Naik, who was admitted to a Goa hospital after he met with an accident, is conscious and recovering, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday, adding that there is no need to shift him to New Delhi for treatment.

Union Minister Shripad Naik injured, wife, aide killed in accident

12 Jan 2021

Union Minister Shripad Naik injured, wife, aide killed in accident

Minister of State for Defense Shripad Naik was injured while his wife, Vijaya, and a close aide, Deepak Dube, died in a car crash late on Monday. Reports said the SUV they were traveling in met with an accident in Hosakambi village, Ankola taluk, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka.

Pandemic special: Some scenic Work From Home destinations in India

10 Jan 2021

Pandemic special: Some scenic Work From Home destinations in India

It's almost a year since the pandemic began and a year since the majority of the workforce made workstations out of their homes.

Aguada jail to be revamped as tourist spot by March

06 Jan 2021

Aguada jail to be revamped as tourist spot by March

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that the renovation of the historic jail at Aguada, which no longer houses prisoners and is being developed as a tourist spot, will be completed by March this year following which it be will be opened for visitors.

Goa: Amid pandemic, midnight mass, carols usher in Christmas

25 Dec 2020

Goa: Amid pandemic, midnight mass, carols usher in Christmas

The peel of the midnight bells in churches and the carols reverberating the praise of Lord Jesus ushered in the Christmas festivities in Goa amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aam Aadmi Party will fight 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections: Kejriwal

15 Dec 2020

Aam Aadmi Party will fight 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections: Kejriwal

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will be contesting the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2022, party chief Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday.

Indian Navy's MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashes; 1 pilot missing

27 Nov 2020

Indian Navy's MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashes; 1 pilot missing

The Indian Navy on Friday said that a MiG-29K trainer aircraft had crashed off the coast of Goa into the Arabian Sea last evening.

Poonam Pandey detained in Goa for filming 'obscene' video

05 Nov 2020

Poonam Pandey detained in Goa for filming 'obscene' video

Model-actor Poonam Pandey was on Thursday detained by Goa Police for allegedly shooting an obscene video in the coastal state.

KJo's Dharma Productions litters Goa's village, receives show-cause notice

28 Oct 2020

KJo's Dharma Productions litters Goa's village, receives show-cause notice

Filmmaker Karan Johar's Dharma Productions was lambasted by environmental activists and renowned public figures for dumping tons of waste in the Goan Village of Nerul, after wrapping up the shoot for Shakun Batra's untitled film starring Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Ananya Pandey.

Coronavirus-induced woes, broken phone cost family their 16-year-old son

23 Oct 2020

Coronavirus-induced woes, broken phone cost family their 16-year-old son

A family in Goa, struggling to meet ends after the coronavirus outbreak, was devastated this month after their 16-year-old son took his life, over a broken phone.

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

21 Oct 2020

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

After the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the Indian National Congress is reportedly expected to announce another organizational reshuffle.

Miscreants' job: Goa's Deputy CM after porn shared from phone

20 Oct 2020

Miscreants' job: Goa's Deputy CM after porn shared from phone

Chandrakant Kavlekar, the Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, courted controversy after a porn clip was sent to a WhatsApp group "Villages of Goa" from his phone. However, he has maintained it was the handiwork of some miscreants.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 75 lakh with 61k+ new cases

18 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 75 lakh with 61k+ new cases

India on Saturday reported over 61,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 74.9 lakh cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 58L with nearly 86k new cases

25 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 58L with nearly 86k new cases

India on Thursday reported nearly 86,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now climbed to 58.1 lakh cases. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities were reported on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 92,339.

Poonam Pandey to end marriage two weeks after wedding

24 Sep 2020

Poonam Pandey to end marriage two weeks after wedding

Model and actor Poonam Pandey has decided to end her marriage, days after filing a police complaint against her husband, film producer Sam Bombay.

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

15 Sep 2020

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

Around 35% of children did not receive mid-day meals during the coronavirus lockdown despite government orders, a survey conducted across five Indian states has found.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 39L with record 84k+ new cases

04 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 39L with record 84k+ new cases

On Thursday, India saw the highest single-day spike of over 84,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 39.3 lakh while over 1,000 fresh deaths pushed the toll to 68,589.

Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests coronavirus positive, in home isolation

02 Sep 2020

Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests coronavirus positive, in home isolation

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed via a tweet on Wednesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and will remain in home isolation as he is asymptomatic.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 22L with over 61,000 new cases

10 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 22L with over 61,000 new cases

On Sunday, India reported over 61,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide total to 22.14 lakh. The death toll also rose to 44,466 with over 1,000 fresh fatalities.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 19 lakh; over 39,800 dead

05 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 19 lakh; over 39,800 dead

On Tuesday, India registered roughly 51,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide total has now reached 19.06 lakh while the death toll rose to 39,833 with 850 more deaths on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: With over 25,000 new cases, India witnesses record spike

09 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: With over 25,000 new cases, India witnesses record spike

India on Wednesday reported a record spike of over 25,000 new cases. The nationwide tally now stands at 7.69 lakh COVID-19 cases, while the death toll rose to 21,147.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead

07 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead

India reported over 22,000 new coronavirus infections on Monday—the fifth consecutive day that daily new cases rose above 20,000. The nationwide tally stands at 7.2 lakh, including over 20,000 deaths.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.85 lakh with over 17,400 deaths

01 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.85 lakh with over 17,400 deaths

On Tuesday, India reported over 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections bringing the nationwide total to 5.85 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll climbed to 17,413 as over 500 patients died of the viral disease on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 5.5L; Bengal, Karnataka see record spikes

29 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 5.5L; Bengal, Karnataka see record spikes

India on Sunday reported over 19,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases to 5.49 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 16,490 with nearly 400 more fatalities.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.91 lakh after another record spike

26 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.91 lakh after another record spike

India on Thursday reported roughly 18,000 new coronavirus infections, marking yet another record single-day spike.