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Goa tries counselling to deal with student stress, suicides

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:08

Educational pressures, fear of failure, emotional problems and social inequalities were pushing a growing number of students in Goa towards substance abuse, gambling and even suicides, according to a top education official.

Goa Youth Congress chief accuses top party officials of harassing her

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 18:24

Goa Youth Congress president Valanka Alemao, suspended for indiscipline Saturday, Sunday accused top party officials of harassment and AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh of coercing her to quit the post.

"Christian-Hindu" comment is heresy: NCP

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 19:24

The NCP Saturday charged Deputy Chief Minister Francis D`Souza with "heresy" and demanded that the Goa church seek an explanation from him about his claim of being a "Christian Hindu".

Goa ministers spend Rs 13.24 cr on foreign jaunts

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:14

Three Goa ministers and four legislators of the ruling coalition have spent a whopping of Rs 13.24 crore in last two years on travelling across the globe to promote tourism.

Subramanian Swamy faces Congress ire over his HIV positive students remark on FB

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 13:11

Accusing the BJP senior leader Subramanian Swamy of spreading animosity against the Catholic Church, the Goa Pradesh Congress has filed a complaint with Panaji Police over the former`s recent Facebook remark, as per reports on Saturday.

Excess of pub culture is not good: BJP`s Goa Mahila Morcha

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 17:12

BJP`s Goa Mahila Morcha has said "excess of pub culture is not good," days after state Cabinet minister Sudin Dhavalikar spoke against the pub culture.

Goa school shuts down over HIV-positive students

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:22

A deadlock between the parent teachers association (PTA) and management over granting of admission to 13 HIV-positive students has forced the school authorities to temporarily close down the educational institution.

Ten children taken unwell in Goa school

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 15:38

Ten school children Saturday complained of giddiness during a laboratory experiment in Goa`s Vasco town and were rushed to a hospital, a school spokesperson said.

Three teens, two minors held with ganja in Panaji

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 14:31

Three teenaged boys were arrested and two minor boys detained in Panaji for consuming ganja and possessing 0.6 gms of the drug.

Govt looking to get rid of tar balls on Goa beaches: Parrikar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:13

Concerned over the tar balls phenomenon on Goa beaches, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has asked the state pollution control board to find out the source of the aquatic pollutant and study how to dispense them off.

Goa SIT questions miner about bribe-accused Congressmen

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 16:50

A mine lease operator who last week accused a former Congress chief minister, his son and an ex-health minister of accepting crores of rupees from him for lobbying and sanctioning permissions for his lease, Wednesday deposed before a Goa Police Special Investigation Team.

Panaji mayor wants to arm Goans to counter Sri Ram Sene

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 13:43

The mayor of Goa`s capital Panaji wants the state government to issue gun licenses en masse in order to arm the citizenry if Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik starts operations here.