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The Goa police say it has seized narcotics worth Rs 6.8 crore this year compared to the Rs 5.5 crore last year. (Photo@spnorthgoa)

Drugs worth Rs 35 lakh seized in Goa; 3 arrested

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 07:49 PM IST
The overnight raids were all conducted in Arambol village in North Goa that is a big draw among tourists.
Three persons - Rama Kerkar, 22, Rashmi Kerkar, 44 and Shivaji Kerkar, 34 - have been arrested, said police. (Photo @spnorthgoa)
Three persons - Rama Kerkar, 22, Rashmi Kerkar, 44 and Shivaji Kerkar, 34 - have been arrested, said police. (Photo @spnorthgoa)

Cannabis plantation busted in Goa, 3 arrested: Cops

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 04:53 PM IST
The plantation was busted at Querim village in north Goa along the border with Maharashtra.
MoS for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Yesso Naik said the International Yoga Day function, which was scheduled to be held in Leh on Sunday, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has made social distancing a necessity.(PTI)
MoS for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Yesso Naik said the International Yoga Day function, which was scheduled to be held in Leh on Sunday, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has made social distancing a necessity.(PTI)

Yoga practitioners have less chances of getting Covid-19: Shripad Naik

Panaji | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 12:20 PM IST
Talking to PTI on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga, Naik also said the propagation of yoga across the country and the world during the Narendra Modi-led regime has helped in the fight against Covid-19.
Kumar and his daughter Hiya Nandini began pooling together resources -- daily necessities like rice, atta and oil -- even before the government could mobilise, to ensure that no one went hungry.(File photo)
Kumar and his daughter Hiya Nandini began pooling together resources -- daily necessities like rice, atta and oil -- even before the government could mobilise, to ensure that no one went hungry.(File photo)

One car, 4,000 meals: How father-daughter duo in Goa fed those in need

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 07:06 PM IST
For two weeks across the month of April he drove daily from his home in Assagao in North Goa to Vasco in South Goa and then to Bicholim back in North Goa all to help ensure that those in need could get one square meal a day.
The train departed at around 12 noon and was flagged off by Kunal, the Nodal Officer for coordinating the departure and entry of persons into the state(HT Photo)
The train departed at around 12 noon and was flagged off by Kunal, the Nodal Officer for coordinating the departure and entry of persons into the state(HT Photo)

Covid-19 update: First Shramik Special train from Goa leaves for Gwalior

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2020 02:44 PM IST
The train departed at around 12 noon as was flagged off by Kunal, the Nodal Officer for coordinating the departure and entry of persons into the state as well as the North Goa Superintendent of Police Utkrisht Prasoon.
Four members of a family, including two children aged nine and three were found dead in their residential flat at Mapusa town in North Goa. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Four members of a family, including two children aged nine and three were found dead in their residential flat at Mapusa town in North Goa. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Four of a family found dead in Goa, police not ruling out murder-suicide

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 04:59 PM IST
The family of four including two adults and two children were found dead by the police at around 10 am on Tuesday morning, police informed.
Strong winds due to Cyclone Kyarr uprooted trees in Goa on Friday, damaging vehicles.(ANI)
Strong winds due to Cyclone Kyarr uprooted trees in Goa on Friday, damaging vehicles.(ANI)

Heavy rain lashes Goa; 4K stranded

Panaji/Pune | By Gerard de Souza, Shrinivas Deshpande and Agencies
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 03:58 AM IST
Across Goa, power lines snapped, trees were uprooted including along the capital city’s arterial Dayanand Bandodkar Marg,and the police were pressed in to rescue those marooned in low-lying areas of the state.
The Goa Police were on the lookout for Ganguly ever since the 15-year-old swimmer went public accusing him of molesting her on multiple occasions in Mapusa in North Goa, where he Ganguly stays.(PTI image)
The Goa Police were on the lookout for Ganguly ever since the 15-year-old swimmer went public accusing him of molesting her on multiple occasions in Mapusa in North Goa, where he Ganguly stays.(PTI image)

Goa swimming coach, accused of molestation, held

Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:50 AM IST
Speaking to Hindustan Times, police inspector of the Mapusa Police station, Kapil Nayak, said, “Based on our technical surveillance and local intelligence, we managed to track him in Delhi.
Representational image(AP)
Representational image(AP)

Goa swimming coach allegedly molests 15-yr-old swimmer, sacked

Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 12:02 PM IST
The incident allegedly took place in Mapusa, a town in North Goa but the date of the incident is as yet not clear
Sand extraction has been stalled in the state on account of various orders of courts and the National Green Tribunal as the extraction threatened riverine islands and plantations along river banks. (HT File photo)
Sand extraction has been stalled in the state on account of various orders of courts and the National Green Tribunal as the extraction threatened riverine islands and plantations along river banks. (HT File photo)

NGT fines Goa govt for failing to check sand mining, sets a deadline

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 04:22 PM IST
The NGT also warned of an additional forfeiture of Rs 20-lakh if the cameras were not installed in the next two months.
A Mumbai-based woman artist has posted a video on social media purportedly showing being attacked by a man on a busy road in Goa last week.(AFP (Representative Image))
A Mumbai-based woman artist has posted a video on social media purportedly showing being attacked by a man on a busy road in Goa last week.(AFP (Representative Image))

Woman artist beaten on busy Goa road while passers-by stand still, video goes viral

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2019 12:21 PM IST
In the clip which is accompanied by a message, the woman, who was on a visit to the tourist state, expressed unhappiness over her attacker being granted bail within four days of his arrest.
Naik served as union minister of state with independent charge for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Sidda and Homeopathy (AYUSH) ministry, for previous Narendra Modi-led government(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Naik served as union minister of state with independent charge for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Sidda and Homeopathy (AYUSH) ministry, for previous Narendra Modi-led government(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)

Shripad Naik, the leading light of BJP in Goa, joins Modi’s cabinet again

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 05:40 PM IST
Five-time Member of Parliament from North Goa, Shripad Naik won by a margin of 80,000 votes.
The five sub-districts in which respondents reported water shortage are Ponda, Bicholim, Sanguem, Dharbandora and Salcete. Barring Salcete, a coastal region, the others are mining areas. (HT photo)
The five sub-districts in which respondents reported water shortage are Ponda, Bicholim, Sanguem, Dharbandora and Salcete. Barring Salcete, a coastal region, the others are mining areas. (HT photo)

Regions along Goa’s mining belt face acute water shortage

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 06:46 AM IST
A pan-Goa survey released on May 9, 2019 — done by Goa Livelihoods Forum, a non-profit think tank — revealed that four of five sub-districts where over 60% respondents reported water shortage as a major issue are from regions ravaged by mining.
Goa man arrested for questioning BJP minister over lack of job(HT Photo)
Goa man arrested for questioning BJP minister over lack of job(HT Photo)

Goa man arrested for questioning BJP minister over lack of job

Panaji (Goa) | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 03:32 PM IST
Darshan Gaonkar rose up during the public meeting in North Goa from the audience on Thursday and interrupted the Rane, a BJP leader from Valpoi, to question him about not being given a job despite being promised one.
Dayanand Mandrekar’s narrative involved a rich man and his chowkidar, who was hired to protect the wealth of his master.(Twitter/ANI)
Dayanand Mandrekar’s narrative involved a rich man and his chowkidar, who was hired to protect the wealth of his master.(Twitter/ANI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Goa BJP leader offers bizarre ‘chowkidar’ analogy

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2019 02:06 AM IST
BJP leader Dayanand Mandrekar on Wednesday offered a rather bizarre analogy to explain the real meaning of the word in which the chowkidar ends up getting fired for falling asleep and dreaming on the job.
he court found flaws with the claim in the assessment report which noted that the area acquired for the proposed airport has only a few trees, mainly bushes.(PTI/ Representative Image)
he court found flaws with the claim in the assessment report which noted that the area acquired for the proposed airport has only a few trees, mainly bushes.(PTI/ Representative Image)

Environment nod for 2nd airport in North Goa suspended

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 11:49 PM IST
Disposing two separate petitions filed by a group of individuals affected by the project, a bench of Justices Dhananjaya Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta, noted that there was concealment of facts in the EIA report and directed that the EAC should keep in mind its role as an expert body.
Lok Sabha Constituency Watch for North Goa(PTI)
Lok Sabha Constituency Watch for North Goa(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: North Goa constituency

UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Lok Sabha Constituency watch of North Goa.
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ex-minister’s son, another arrested for Goa factory blast that killed two

Panaji, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2019 04:31 PM IST
The boiler of the plant located within an industrial estate at Tuem village in North Goa exploded on January 12 critically injuring three persons who of whom succumbed to their injuries. Akhil Naik and Ajit Neke succumbed to their injuries.
Three people were critically inured in a blast at a cement brick manufacturing factory in North Goa on Saturday (Representative Photo)(HT Photo)
Three people were critically inured in a blast at a cement brick manufacturing factory in North Goa on Saturday (Representative Photo)(HT Photo)

Three critically injured in blast at Goa cement factory

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 12:33 AM IST
Fire and emergency services were rushed to the site in Tuem industrial site in Pernem area of North Goa after the blast was reported around noon.
Zareen Khan was in Aurangabad last month for a store launch.
Zareen Khan was in Aurangabad last month for a store launch.

New video shows Zareen Khan slapping man for harassing her during event

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Actor Zareen Khan is seen beating up a man in Aurangabad for touching her inappropriately.
A 24-year-old man arrested in a gang-rape case in Goa escaped from police custody here Monday when he was brought to a hospital for medical treatment(HT File Photo)
A 24-year-old man arrested in a gang-rape case in Goa escaped from police custody here Monday when he was brought to a hospital for medical treatment(HT File Photo)

Rape accused escapes from police custody in Goa

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2018 01:46 PM IST
Ishwar Makwana, who hails from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, was arrested by the Goa Police along with two other men from MP in May this year for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman at a beach in South Goa district.
A senior Congress MLA on Tuesday said that sale and consumption of drugs was responsible for rising incidents of rapes in Goa.(LightRocket via Getty Images)
A senior Congress MLA on Tuesday said that sale and consumption of drugs was responsible for rising incidents of rapes in Goa.(LightRocket via Getty Images)

Drugs responsible for growing rapes in Goa: Congress MLA

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 10:48 PM IST
The St. Cruz legislator from North Goa was speaking to reporters after attending a meeting of the Congress Legislative Party
Goa police said post mortem examinations in both cases have been conducted.(Shutterstock image)
Goa police said post mortem examinations in both cases have been conducted.(Shutterstock image)

Two Tamil Nadu tourists drown in Goa beaches while clicking selfies

Indo Asian News Service, Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 07:33 AM IST
Two separate incidents occurred in Baga and Sinquerim beaches in North Goa.
Spending time in sea water helps elderly people improve their blood circulation.(Shutterstock)
Spending time in sea water helps elderly people improve their blood circulation.(Shutterstock)

How sea water has become a health spa for Goa’s senior citizens

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Panaji
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 03:41 PM IST
There are many who follow the practice of the annual bath in the sea, very often a two- or three-day ritual.
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