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PANAJI: The Technical Audit Committee of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), which was constituted by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, has observed various ambiguities in the overall selection process as well as performances staged during the International Film Festival of India 2012, under the title ‘Chitrashatabdi’.
MARGAO: There's still nearly a month to go for the Shigmotsav celebrations, but the politics of Shigmo has already kicked off in Margao. With two rival committees staking their claims to organize the state-sponsored Shigmotsav celebrations this time too, the stage is set for a showdown between two politically aligned groups-one affiliated to Margao MLA Digambar Kamat and the other headed by former Fatorda MLA Damodar "Damu" Naik.
MARGAO: Is Margao heading towards two Shigmo festivals this year ~ one led by ex-Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and the other by BJP leader Damu Naik.
PANAJI: Elated with its success over the promotion of Carnival on a grand scale, the tourism department is now preparing to support the Shigmo celebrations, beginning on March 29.
PONDA: Claiming that the Shigmo committee headed by him was traditional, former Ponda MLA Ravi Naik has appealed to Ponda taluka MLAs to join his group to celebrate the traditional shigmo festivities in Ponda.
MARGAO: All Goa traditional float makers have issued a warning to the government that if their grievances are not met and if organization with respect to the float parade arrangements are not streamlined then they will be forced to wind up their activities.
MARGAO: Art and Culture Minister, Dayanand Mandrekar on Sunday called for a full stop to inviting outstation artists to perform in Goa at the cost of local talent and artists.
MARGAO: Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) kicked off its '4th Popular Tiatr Festival' at Pai Tiatrist auditorium, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on Saturday.
MARGAO: Ministers, MLAs, South Goa MP and MMC councillors cutting across party lines and dressed in colourful attires joined hands and danced to the tunes of Brazilian Ramba-Samba for almost 30 minutes in front of the municipal building after the King Momo declared the decree of three-day Carnival festivities in Margao on Sunday.