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Air India Express launches Goa-Dubai direct flights, will operate four weekly

Air India Express launches Goa-Dubai direct flights where the first flight IX 840 took off at 1:00 am on Monday with 148 passengers on board from Dabolim Airport.

Air India Express launches Goa-Dubai direct flights, will operate four weekly. (Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 03:39 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Panaji

Goa tourist attack: Argument over smoking led to assault with swords, knives

Investigators said the tourists were smoking a hookah which led to the argument with a waiter when he told them it was a no-smoking area and they should stop

Jatin Sharma, one of the victims, shared a video of the shocking incident on his Instagram handle.(Instagram/ Jatin sharma)
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 10:28 AM IST
ByGerard de Souza

No active forest fires in Goa now but keeping a close watch, says minister Rane

The Goa forest fires review meeting was attended by senior officials from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Forest minister Vishwajit Rane said a total of 71 fire spots have been attended to and doused since March 5 (Twitter/visrane)
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 04:05 PM IST

A few doused, but Goa wildfires continue

At least 48 fires have been reported since March 5 in government forests, private land, common land and private forests, according to the state forest department.

The forest fires were first noticed at a location in Satrem village of the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary nearly seven days ago. (HT)
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 04:44 AM IST

Week after first blaze, forest fires continue to rage across 11 hills in Goa

The fires have reduced large tracts of Western Ghats forests to ashes and damaged acres of cashew plantations at a time when farmers were gearing up to harvest the crop.

In addition to the fire at the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, simultaneous fires erupted in other sanctuaries including the Mollem and Netravali Wildlife sanctuaries, people in the know of the matter said. (HT)
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 12:47 AM IST
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