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Armstrong Vaz

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Goa, India becoming epicenter of drug trade to foreign countries

Panjim - The end of the Carnival, the four–day pre-Lenten festival effectively brings an end to all the parties for practicing Christians in the Indian state of Goa.

Limited Paypal relief for Indian account users

Panjim - There is good news for Paypal users from India but the euphoria is limited only to thousands of Indian Businesses with Individual users still in the dark.

Talk on Rights and Privileges of Portuguese Citizenship in London

Panjim - Miguel Reis & Associados a very large Portuguese Law Firm specialized in Portuguese Nationality, with offices in many countries in association with Goan Support India will hold a talk on Rights and Privileges of Portuguese citizenship.

Decade long saga of River Princess continues Special

Candolim - In Goa, they say everything moves at a snail’s pace- susegad, susegad (slow pace). How true when you consider the fact that successive state governments and Tourism Director’s have failed to remove M V River Princess.

Presentations on Architecture and Urbanism in Goa by Italians Special

Panjim - Xavier Center of Historical Research,Goa, India along with TRANS URBAN 2050 (an urban study group based in Austria), URBZ

How Green will be the Green Tribunal? Special

Panjim - Launch of Critique of the National Green Tribunal Bill 2009 and Presentation on Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill 2009 will be held at Institute Piedade Mahatma hall, Gandhi Road Panaji, Goa on 26th February at 3pm.

Tiger killing in Goa haunts green journalist from Goa Special

Panjim - It was a cry in the wild, which has travelled much beyond the boundaries of Keri village situated near the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary.

Drama on Indian serial killer to be staged in Qatar on Feb 12 Special

Konkani Tiatr is a folk theatre which holds a mirror up to society and shows reflections of real people and the real issues they encounter in their daily lives. For decades, Tiatr writers and directors have been highlighting the ills plaguing society.

Op-Ed: Sharjah a perfect family holiday destination Special

Sharjah, one of the seven Emirates which constitute the United Arab Emirates, is a place of fascinating contrasts, a distinctive blend of history and modernity with a timeless desert, the combination of the East and West, the old and the new.

BCCI much bigger then Indian government: Kapil Dev Special

Cash-rich Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) which conducts the lucrative Twenty20 Indian Premier League (IPL), event, is ‘much bigger then government’,

Op-Ed: Goa beach bikini ban a bizarre suggestion Special

Goa: India’s smallest state Goa has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, the recent sexual attack on a 9-year-old Russian girl in Morjim village has resonated far beyond the beaches of this former Portuguese colony till 1961.

Op-Ed: Chaos rules at Indian embassy in Qatar Special

My visit to the Indian embassy in Qatar revealed shocking details. The first goof-ups I noticed as I stepped in were regarding spellings—compensation was changed to compansation and complaints to comlaints,

Op-Ed: Complaint against newspaper’s indulging in unethical means?

The reader was referring to paid advertisements which were disguised as news item in the two newspapers.“It comes as usual as if it is a news item under catchy headlines. NT had it more than a quarter page in 3 column news item with minister photo.

Konkani goes for a toss at Konkani Speaking Community function Special

Ekvott (unity) is the title of the magazine published by the Konkani Speaking Community of the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Qatar. I

St. Francis Xavier feast celebrated in Qatar Special

Goans in Qatar gathered at Our Lady of Rosary Church to join in the worldwide celebrations of the feast of St. Francis Xavier, the 'patron saint of Goa', on Dec. 3.

Goa's influence on Brazilian architecture

Goa and Brazil share a few common similarities dating back to the Portuguese colonial rule, of language and football. But on Thursday night, Brazilian Ambassador to Qatar Anuar Nahes highlighted yet another little known artistic link -

Swimming against the tide to strike it rich in Bollywood Special

He draws his inspiration on the art of storytelling from his late mother. The hunger and motivation to excel came from the Career and Competition Success books.

Op-Ed: Global Goans convention in Oman a waste of public money Special

Former Federal minister of state for foreign affairs Eduardo Faleiro’s entourage will dock in Oman for two days for the Global Goans convention in the first week of next month.

Part of an historic house collapses in Goa Special

CUNCOLIM: Heta Pandit’s book, Hidden Hands-Masterbuilders of Goa gives an insight into the lives of the artisans-carpenters, masons, stonecutters, roofers, basketweavers, potters, painters and gardeners.

Levy additional taxes on foreign nationals owning houses in Goa Special

Goa: Ambelim a fishing village on the banks of River Sal in Salcete taluka has sought to impose migrant tax on all migrants staying in the village.
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