Category: Current Affairs


Sharon’s Film Music Released

Radio Mirchi, Goa officially released the music of ShaMaz Films Tum Kitem Kortolo Aslo?  At a simple but crowded function held at Radio Mirchi conference room in Panjim on Friday.
The music for the film is composed by Balthazar Fernandes who worked as Assistant Music Director for Bollywood’s famous Kalyanji Anandji duo. He said the music for the film is based on Goan folksongs and has the distinct Goan style of singing in voices with backing of chorus. “There is melody and counter melody,” he said


Dahi Handi Gets Political

There is much enthusiasm over the Dahi Handi celebrations every year and rightly so given the thrill of the game. A human pyramid to break the pot containing curds to pocket a fat purse as prize. It requires team work that calls upon trust and also agility. It is indeed a spectacle for the beholder and a test of grit and determination for the participant.
However, this year there was added enthusiasm to organize Dahi Handi competitions because sponsorships were just waiting to be handed over, the reason being the municipal elections scheduled to be held next month and aspiring candidates wanting to build up their vote base.


Ugtem Molob Pays Tributes to Kelekar

At its monthly literary meet held at T B Cunha hall recently,  “Ugtem Molob” paid rich tributes to the memories of Late Ravindra Kelekar Konkani litterateur and Jnanpith Award winner  .
Sahitya Akademi award winner , poet and freedom fighter Naguesh Karmali remembered the struggle of  Ravindrabab from 1963.  He said that Ravindrabab was always at the forefront of the Konkani movement and is considered the pioneer of modern Konkani movement.


Dempo Sports Club To Close In Five Years: Shrinivas

Sounding yet another alarm to an already drooping interest in football from large corporations owning football clubs, big time Indian and multinational sponsors and Indian television channels, Shrinivas Dempo, chairman, Dempo Sports Club elucidated that if authorities and government do not rethink their focus strategies on the sport of football, its current status and future opportunities in the country, they too would have to close down.
Only recently Mahindra United Club decided to disband their team as the philanthropic interest in football seemed to be burning holes in their budget coffers, investing in an Indian football club today is more an act of philanthropy, as no returns are expected from an average expenditure of Rs 6-8 crore per year.

Fire Engulfs Kundaim Factory

Fire engulfed the Oriental Container Factory at Kundaim Industrial Estate this morning. The factory was manufacturing the lids for pet bottles.In all three fire tenders were pressed into service to...


Chapoli Dam Overflows

The Chapoli dam in Canacona taluks has breached its levels for the first time and water is seen overflowing. However, though this is a magnificent sight to behold and augurs well for the farmers, locals are yet to recover from the traumatic experience of the flash floods last year and look at Chapoli dam with worry and concern.

Abducted Minor Girl Rescued, Booty Recovered

Acting swiftly on Wednesday afternoon Margao Police rescued a minor girl kidnapped for ransom and while arresting the abductor, also recovered the ransom paid to him.
A minor girl of a petrol pump owner from Margao was kidnapped and the girl’s mother was called from the child’s mobile phone with a demand of Rs. 20,000 ransom. Rape and death were the threats given to the frantic mother for failure to deliver the money.
Police came to know about the incident as the mother ran helter skelter to arrange the money. She however did not lodge a complaint with the police fearing the safety of her child.

Drug Dealer-Police Nexus Further Established

The belief that there was a drug dealer-police nexus if further confirmed with revelations that the person who stood surety for missing drug dealer Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, was a regular panch witness for Goa Police.
According to reports in the media, Prakash Metri who stood surety for Atala, the alleged Israeli drug lord who went missing after he was released on conditional bail, was a panch witness for different cases registered by the police at different police stations.
In May 2001 Metric was a panch witness for an attempt to murder case registered at the Panjim Police tation. Two months later, in July 2001, he was a panch witness in a car