Newspapers of Goa

Once on an official visit to Goa, the then Prime Minister of newly independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru remarked about a certain oddity that he noticed among the people of Goa. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his visit to Goa commented in Indian language Hindi that 'YE GOA KE LOG AJEEB HAIM” plainly translated into English meaning “These people of Goa are Odd”. He said this in reference to the background that Hindu people in Goa were reading their daily dose of newspapers in Marathi Language and speaking their Mother Tongue Konkani at home. Similarly the Catholic people were reading the daily English newspapers and speaking Konkani at home. This confusing oddity made Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru make the above remark.

In the list of officially-accredited Newspapers in Goa are, The Navhind Times, The Herald Times and The Gomantak Times (all in the English language) and Gomantak, Tarun Bharat, Nav Prabha, Pudhari, Goa Times, Sanatan Prabhat, Goadoot (all in Marathi), besides Sunaparant in Devanagiri-script Konkani. All are dailies. Gomantak was on one occasion the principal daily of Goa, before being outdone by Tarun Bharat. In recent times Goa Doot has been emerging as the most popular daily newspaper.

Marathi Newspapers available in Goa

Nav Prabha

Goa Doot

Dainik Gomantak

Dainik Herald

Tarun Bharat



Nav Prabha

Goa Times

Sanatan Prabhat

English Newspapers available in Goa
The Times of India

The Navhind Times

O Herald

Gomantak Times

Konkani Newspapers available in Goa
Sunaparanta (Devanagiri Konkani)

English Herald Publications to publish new Marathi daily newspaper.
The scenario of Newspapers in Goa is a very confusing one. There are almost dozens of Marathi newspapers available, some locally published, some coming from neighbouring states. They are very popular with the majority Hindu population of Goa. The recent Entrant among the few English Newspapers was, The Times of India – Goa Edition. The latest news to hit the Goan newspaper scene is the Oldest English Goan Newspaper venturing into the vernacular field of publishing Goa’s latest and very own new Marathi News Paper yet to be launched titled, “DAINIK HERALD”.

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