Category Archives: News in India

Government calls meet on coastal security on Jan 15 including Goa

In the wake of recent incident involving a Pakistani boat off the Gujarat coast, a high-level meeting has been convened next week to discuss strengthening of maritime and coastal security against threats from sea. The National Committee for Strengthening Maritime and Coastal Security (NCSMCS), headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, will meet on January 15 […]

Petrol price hike in Goa

Petrol in Goa became costlier by 3.2 with effect from New Year’s day after the state government hiked value added tax (VAT) on the fuel to 10% from 3.5%. Petrol, which cost about 52.52 per litre, is now about 55.72 per litre. Till the last day of 2014, petrol in Goa was cheaper than diesel […]

Goa Gujarat, Maharashtra, to experience very heavy rains today

Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, west Madhya Pradesh and Goa in the next couple of days, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. With southwest monsoon remaining vigorous over West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha and active over Marathwada and Telangana, it said a few places in these region could experience […]

Goa defers iron ore e-auctioning after slump in international prices

The Goa government has put on hold the fifth e-auctioning of iron ore, which was scheduled to be held this week, owing to falling prices in international markets. The e-auctioning has been postponed, it may be held sometime next week, state mines and geology department director Prasanna Acharya said. “The state government will have to […]

Goa Congress slams Modi’s Teachers’ Day telecast

Even as almost all Goa schools are gearing up to show live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address on Teachers’ Day Friday, Congress has questioned the “forceful viewing of the telecast.” “Such action by the (education) department will not come until and unless there is order from higher-ups. This order is politically motivated. It […]