Nida Khan

Nida Khan

Nida covers health, Department of Food and Drugs, IIT & IIM from Indore.

Articles by Nida Khan
A vendor sits waiting for customers at the Margoa wholesale fish market in Goa.(Bloomberg via Getty Images)
A vendor sits waiting for customers at the Margoa wholesale fish market in Goa.(Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Fish famine puts Goans in a curry over export ban

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Goa
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2017 10:51 PM IST
Gawde and other Goans are missing their staple fish from meals as supplies have crashed in recent months because of overfishing and water pollution, sending prices skyrocketing.
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Former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a former junior colleague during an event at Goa in November 2013.(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a former junior colleague during an event at Goa in November 2013.(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)

Bombay HC to hear Tarun Tejpal’s plea in sexual assault case today

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Goa
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2017 11:29 AM IST
The petition seeks a stay on a September 7 order by the Mapusa sessions court, stipulating the framing of charges against the former Tehelka editor in the case. It was moved by Tejpal on September 26.
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The early morning robbery bid on October 27 was captured on the CCTV installed in the ATM booth.(Screengrab)
The early morning robbery bid on October 27 was captured on the CCTV installed in the ATM booth.(Screengrab)

Caught on camera: Guard braves hammer blows, foils ATM robbery in Panaji

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2017 04:35 PM IST
The CCTV footage, shared widely on social media, shows Ranu Singh, a native of Madhya Pradesh, grapple with a hooded man who repeatedly hits him with a hammer.
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Vishnu Surya Wagh who authored Sudhirsukt(HT File Photo)
Vishnu Surya Wagh who authored Sudhirsukt(HT File Photo)

Former BJP MLA’s book on caste rocks Goa politics

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2017 08:16 AM IST
The book — ‘Sudhirsukt’ (Hymns of a Shudra) — came out four years ago and was written by former BJP MLA Vishnu Surya Naik Wagh but first surfaced in the news a month ago with rumours that it was in line to get the state’s highest literary award.
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As tourism season begins in India’s party capital Goa, police are gearing up to curb rave parties and illegal drug trade.(HT File Photo)
As tourism season begins in India’s party capital Goa, police are gearing up to curb rave parties and illegal drug trade.(HT File Photo)

Goa gears up to take on drug mafias as tourism season kick-starts

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2017 04:22 PM IST
Police in Goa claim to have been taking all measures to curb rave parties and illegal drug trade as the drug-related crimes are back to haunt the state.
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Tarun Tejpal, founder and editor-in-chief of Tehelka.(HT File Photo)
Tarun Tejpal, founder and editor-in-chief of Tehelka.(HT File Photo)

Former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal charged with rape, trial begins November 21

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2017 05:03 PM IST
The founder and former editor of Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal, pleaded not guilty to the rape charge, public prosecutor Francisco Taviera said.
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There are currently five offshore casinos anchored and operating from the Mandovi river in Goa(HT Photo)
There are currently five offshore casinos anchored and operating from the Mandovi river in Goa(HT Photo)

Goa’s offshore casinos get 6-month extension, relocation policy soon: Parrikar

By Nida Khan | Panaji, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2017 11:26 PM IST
Chief minister Parrikar said a policy decision on relocation of off-shore casinos would be taken in six months and he will deliver on his promise to shift casinos from the river.
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Former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal was accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague in the elevator of a five-star hotel during an event at Goa in November 2013.(Reuters)
Former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal was accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague in the elevator of a five-star hotel during an event at Goa in November 2013.(Reuters)

Bombay HC refuses relief to Tarun Tejpal in rape case, allows framing of charges

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2017 06:01 PM IST
The Mapusa additional district and sessions court had ordered on September 7 that charges be framed against Tejpal for allegedly raping a junior colleague.
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Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar vowed to take strict action against offenders if drug-related activities were brought to his notice.(PTI)
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar vowed to take strict action against offenders if drug-related activities were brought to his notice.(PTI)

Don’t make sensational remarks on Goa’s drug situation, Manohar Parrikar tells MLAs

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2017 08:00 PM IST
While the chief minister promised to investigate those named in this regard, he requested that information of the kind be kept under wraps in view of the “sensitive nature of the issue and the government’s firm resolution” to make Goa a drug-free state.
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Leader of Opposition and former chairman of the state-run Goa Industrial Development Corporation Chandrakant Kavlekar allegedly amassed disproportionate assets close to Rs 5 crore.(AP file)
Leader of Opposition and former chairman of the state-run Goa Industrial Development Corporation Chandrakant Kavlekar allegedly amassed disproportionate assets close to Rs 5 crore.(AP file)

Goa Congress MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar, wife booked for disproportionate assets

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji, Panaji
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2017 09:34 PM IST
Kavlekar is a three-term member of Goa assembly and was Chairman of state run Goa Industrial Development Corporation during the tenure of Digambar Kamat.
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Six Indian Navy officers were detained in Goa’s port town of Vasco for getting into a brawl allegedly under the influence of alcohol at a bar on Thursday night(Getty Images/iStockphoto for representational purpose only)
Six Indian Navy officers were detained in Goa’s port town of Vasco for getting into a brawl allegedly under the influence of alcohol at a bar on Thursday night(Getty Images/iStockphoto for representational purpose only)

Six navy officers detained in Goa’s Vasco after bar brawl

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2017 09:08 AM IST
They allegedly picked up the fight with the employees of the bar under the influence of alcohol.
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Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman flagging off INSV Tarini, a ship that will circumnavigate the globe, in the presence of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar near Panaji in Goa on Sunday.(PTI)
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman flagging off INSV Tarini, a ship that will circumnavigate the globe, in the presence of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar near Panaji in Goa on Sunday.(PTI)

Nirmala Sitharaman: All-women Navy team’s globe circumnavigation is historic

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji, Panaji
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2017 04:18 PM IST
It is for the first time that an all-women naval crew will be managing a sailing vessel which will attempt to circumnavigate the globe.
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A fresh batch of poi (pav) emerges from a traditional bakery in Merces, about 7 km from Panaji.(Nida Khan/HT Photo)
A fresh batch of poi (pav) emerges from a traditional bakery in Merces, about 7 km from Panaji.(Nida Khan/HT Photo)

Breaking bread: Traditional pav fights for survival in Indian birthplace Goa

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2017 09:14 AM IST
Despite demand, the true Goan poi is ceding ground to high-flying croissants and sliced bread.
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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar is now campaigning for the assembly bypolls.(PTI)
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar is now campaigning for the assembly bypolls.(PTI)

Will have to look through telescope to find any opposition, says Goa CM Parrikar

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2017 11:31 PM IST
Contesting elections from Panaji, which has successfully elected him as an MLA since 1994, Manohar Parrikar says there is no contest from the opposition.
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Both cafes are on the Anjuna Beach.(Shutterstock)
Both cafes are on the Anjuna Beach.(Shutterstock)

Police arrest owners of popular north Goa beach cafes after finding drugs on waiters

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji, Panaji
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2017 06:32 PM IST
Owner of famous Curlies is among those arrested. Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said crackdown on late-night parties and narcotics to continue
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The BJP-led government headed by chief minister Manohar Parrikar is reluctant to talk about its change of heart on the coconut palm’s status.(PTI File Photo)
The BJP-led government headed by chief minister Manohar Parrikar is reluctant to talk about its change of heart on the coconut palm’s status.(PTI File Photo)

Goa’s coconut grows from ‘grass’ to tree

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2017 11:49 PM IST
Critics say the restoration of coconut palm’s status is more rooted in political reality. Two assembly by-polls — including the election of chief minister Manohar Parrikar to the house — is due later this month and the government is out to rectify its image.
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Like many anti-graft campaigners in India, Kashinath Shetye (centre) has been threatened, assaulted and transferred to the remotest corners of Goa. But he has continued with his crusade against corruption.(Handout photo)
Like many anti-graft campaigners in India, Kashinath Shetye (centre) has been threatened, assaulted and transferred to the remotest corners of Goa. But he has continued with his crusade against corruption.(Handout photo)

Parrikar orders probe against whistleblower Kashinath Shetye, a govt engineer

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2017 08:10 AM IST
The vigilance probe was ordered against whistleblower Kashinath Shetye after BJP legislator Nilesh Cabral accused him of stealing documents from the state assembly. The lawmaker also moved a privilege motion.
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Photograph taken in March shows artifacts placed by mourners at the site where the body of Irish tourist Danielle McLaughlin was found in Canacona, about 60km south of Panaji, in Goa.(AFP Photo)
Photograph taken in March shows artifacts placed by mourners at the site where the body of Irish tourist Danielle McLaughlin was found in Canacona, about 60km south of Panaji, in Goa.(AFP Photo)

Court seeks response on plea for CBI probe in death of Finnish national in Goa

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2017 07:03 PM IST
Felix Dahl’s body was found at Patnem beach in 2014. In April, HT reported that 245 foreigners had died in Goa in the last 12 years.
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Over 100 crosses and plaques at the Guardian Angel Catholic cemetery in south Goa’s Curchorem village, around 45 kilometres from Panaji, were desecrated earlier this month.(File)
Over 100 crosses and plaques at the Guardian Angel Catholic cemetery in south Goa’s Curchorem village, around 45 kilometres from Panaji, were desecrated earlier this month.(File)

Congress calls for CBI inquiry into cross desecration cases in Goa

By Nida Khan | Panaji, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2017 07:51 PM IST
Goa police had arrested 53-year-old Francis Pereira on July 14 following the spate of desecration of religious symbols or structures such as holy crosses and gravestones.
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An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken on February 18, 2016.(Reuters)
An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken on February 18, 2016.(Reuters)

Threats from ‘dead founder of IS’ spook dentists in Goa

By Nida Khan | Panaji, HIndustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2017 11:56 PM IST
Police confirm that all letters were signed off under the name Abu Zarqawi and that they are looking into CCTV footage.
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Amit Shah at the Dabolim airport in Goa .(PTI)
Amit Shah at the Dabolim airport in Goa .(PTI)

Bombay HC’s notice to aviation ministry over Amit Shah’s meeting at Goa airport

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2017 04:15 PM IST
The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court gave the civil aviation ministry and four others three weeks to explain why BJP Amit Shah was allowed to hold a meeting at a prohibited place at the Goa airport on July 1.
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Goa has witnessed a spate of attacks on religious symbols since the beginning of this month.(Representative Photo)
Goa has witnessed a spate of attacks on religious symbols since the beginning of this month.(Representative Photo)

Goa: Over 100 holy crosses and graves in Christian cemetery vandalised

By Nida Khan | Panaji
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2017 10:21 PM IST
Several gravestones in a Christian cemetery in Curchorem town of South Goa were allegedly vandalised by unidentified persons
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BJP president Amit Shah being welcomed after arriving at Dabolim airport in Goa on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
BJP president Amit Shah being welcomed after arriving at Dabolim airport in Goa on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

After Amit Shah meet row, Goa Cong leader seeks nod to host his wedding at airport

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji, Panaji
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2017 08:16 PM IST
Goa Congress general secretary Janardhan Bhandari has written to AAI for permission to host his wedding reception on Dabolim airport premises in September.
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BJP national president Amit Shah addressing meeting of elected representatives of local bodies in Goa on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
BJP national president Amit Shah addressing meeting of elected representatives of local bodies in Goa on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

More lynchings under earlier govts but no one questioned them: Amit Shah

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji, Panaji
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2017 07:44 PM IST
The BJP chief suggested there was a widespread effort by the opposition to unfairly blame the Narendra Modi government over the lynchings, and people criticised the Centre even though law and order was a state subject.
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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar(PTI)
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar(PTI)

100 days of Goa govt: Stuck between warring allies, BJP turns referee

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2017 08:08 AM IST
The Common Minimum Programme which the CM had talked about soon after forming the government in March was present to the state after a delay of three months.
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Goa government has decided to recall Class 2 Marathi textbooks to fix error in national anthem after Congress flayed the ruling BJP for the error.(HT Photo)
Goa government has decided to recall Class 2 Marathi textbooks to fix error in national anthem after Congress flayed the ruling BJP for the error.(HT Photo)

Goa government to recall Class 2 Marathi textbooks to fix error in national anthem

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2017 05:35 PM IST
The recall was necessitated as last two lines of the anthem got deleted in the books
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Hundreds of tourists from Europe and Australia are taking up on the offer for dental treatment in Goa.(Representative image)
Hundreds of tourists from Europe and Australia are taking up on the offer for dental treatment in Goa.(Representative image)

Going for a holiday to Goa? Get your dental treatment done while you’re there

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2017 07:23 AM IST
Dentists in Goa, famed for its sun-soaked beaches and bustling nightlife, are offering holiday packages to tourists.
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Fiona MacKeown, mother of Scarlett Keeling, leaves the court premises along with her lawyer Vikram Verma, left, in Panaji, Goa, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.(AP File)
Fiona MacKeown, mother of Scarlett Keeling, leaves the court premises along with her lawyer Vikram Verma, left, in Panaji, Goa, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.(AP File)

Open letter to PM Modi from families of 10 foreign tourists who died in Goa

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2017 04:47 PM IST
Scarlett Keeling’s mother joins bereaved kin of nine others who died mysteriously to pen joint letter demanding justice. They accuse Goa police of cover-up.
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The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHE) declared the results for the Secondary School Certificate or Class 10 board examination on Thursday.(Vipin Kumar/HT file)
The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHE) declared the results for the Secondary School Certificate or Class 10 board examination on Thursday.(Vipin Kumar/HT file)

Goa board (GBSHE) Class 10 (SSC) exam results: 91.57% students pass

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2017 03:44 PM IST
The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHE) declared the results for the Secondary School Certificate or Class 10 board examination on Thursday.
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A metal footbridge collapsed at Savordem-Curchorem on Thursday.(HT Photo)
A metal footbridge collapsed at Savordem-Curchorem on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Goa bridge collapse: Crocodiles stall rescue efforts, at least 15 people missing

By Nida Khan | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2017 05:55 PM IST
At least two people died when a bridge collapsed in South Goa on Thursday. About 15 people are missing.
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