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  • 'Government has no power to intervene in GCA's affairs' 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Panaji: The faction supporting Goa Cricket Association's president Vinod Phadke on Thursday questioned the state government' intervention in its affairs. "The government has no role to play in GCA. GCA is not accepting any funds from the government. It is not aided by the government in any way. So where is...
  • Man assaults school headmistress, teacher in Goa Yesterday

    Panaji: A 29-year-old man on Wednesday allegedly assaulted three staff, including headmistress and a teacher, of a school at a village near Panaji and was arrested, police said. Parikshit Raikar (29) was arrested by Vasco police for trespassing into the school premises at Dabolim village, about 35 kms from here, and...
  • Well water in Goa beach villages has worms: Public Works Department Minister 5 days ago

    Panaji: Well water in tourism-oriented coastal Goan villages is so bad that it is infested with worms, Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Friday. "In Calangute, if you put your hand in the water, germs cling on to your hands," said Dhavalikar, whose ministry is responsible for collection, treatment...
  • Goa to replace 1000 km-long pipeline to curb non-revenue water 5 days ago

    Panaji: Goa government has announced augmentation of its water supply capacity and also replacement of an age old pipeline crisis-crossing 1000-kilometre stretch in the state to reduce the quantum of non-revenue water. State Public Works Department Ministe told reporters here that the central government has given in principle go ahead for...
  • On duty police constables banned from using mobile phones: Goa IGP 6 days ago

    Panaji: Goa's police constabulary has been banned from constantly using mobile phones while on traffic and picketing duty according to newly-appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sunil Garg. Garg, who was on a visit to the Panaji police station on Thursday where he interacted with civilians, said the ban was a...
  • Centre's help to flood-hit J&K impressed Congress leaders: Parrikar 1 week ago

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Centre's quick assistance to the Jammu and Kashmir government following the massive floods has even impressed some Congress leaders. "There were three Congress veterans and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who praised Narendra Modi Government for the help that was...
  • 100 pc subsidising of loans of mining-dependent not possible: Goa CM September 10, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa government has said that it would not take over the loans taken by those who are dependent on the mining industry, despite demands from some quarters. "We have offered a scheme whereby 35 per cent of the one-time loan settlement amount is paid to the borrower. Some...
  • Africans held in nearly 30 per cent of drug busts in Goa September 9, 2014

    Panaji: Nearly 30 per cent of the narcotics-related raids conducted by police agencies in the last three years (2011-13) has netted an African allegedly possessing drugs or peddling it, reveal official statistics of the Goa Police. Out of 158 offences registered under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act during...
  • Very heavy rains expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Goa: IMD September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Madhya Pradesh and Goa in the next couple of days, the India Meteorological Department on Monday said. With southwest monsoon remaining vigorous over West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha and active over Marathwada and Telangana, it said a few...
  • Goa: Hindu right wing organisation objects to 'Splitsvilla' September 5, 2014

    Panaji: A Hindu right wing organisation has raised objection to 'MTV Splitsvilla' for its alleged depiction of vulgarity. The members of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) on Friday tried to corner TV host Nikhil Chinappa to hand over a memorandum. "I am just a host of the show. I am the presenter....
  • Acclaimed writer Mridula Sinha sworn-in as Goa Governor August 31, 2014

    Panaji: Noted writer and senior BJP leader Mridula Sinha was on Sunday sworn-in as the Governor of Goa, following the resignation of BV Wanchoo. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office to Sinha. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries were present at Raj Bhawan on...
  • 'Negro' row: Goa CM apologises, blames clerk August 21, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday apologised for the use of word 'negro' in a written reply in the legislative assembly and blamed a clerk for it. "I was told that some national channels are broadcasting report about the mistake related to negro word. What is this madness? There...
  • Goa order banning Sri Ram Sene lacks teeth: Congress August 21, 2014

    Panaji: Rajya Sabha MP and AICC Secretary Shantaram Naik on Thursday described the order banning Sri Ram Sene in Goa as 'toothless'. "The ban order imposed by the Goa Government on Sri Ram Sena is without teeth, unless the order is followed by a regular order by the Central Government under...
  • Goa government in racism row again, refers to African national as 'negro' August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Goa government is in the news once again for using a racial offensive term while referring to Africans. In an annexure submitted to the state assembly, the term 'unknown African Negro' was was used while referring to an African national who was arrested from the beach village...
  • Goa CM Parrikar shares food plate with HIV-positive children August 17, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar shared a meal with HIV-positive children, to dispel the misconception that the dreaded disease is transmitted by a mere touch. The Chief Minister shared lunch on Saturday with more than 30 children at an orphanage where they are currently studying. These children were in the news...
  • Goa MLA proposes concept of bikini beach with an entry fee, faces flak August 16, 2014

    Panaji: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Lavoo Mamledar has come under fire for proposing the concept of bikini beach in Goa which will charge an entry fee. The Congress party and women's right activists have hit out at the leader for his proposal. The remarks came a month after another MLA...
  • Goa CM reaches out to people in distress August 15, 2014

    Panaji: Partnering with civil society, the Goa government is considering formation of a special cell to provide succour to people in distress, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. "The idea may take three months to develop," he told reporters on the sidelines of the Independence Day function. The chief minister cited...
  • 'Coal issues need to be addressed for affordable power' August 1, 2014

    Panaji: Flagging off concerns about fuel shortages hurting power generation, senior executives on Friday said transportation and quality issues related to coal need to be immediately addressed for ensuring affordable electricity. "Affordable power is linked to many risk mitigation factors," Essar Energy Plc's Chief Executive Officer Sushil Maroo said on Friday....
  • Goa Deputy CM apologises for 'Hindu nation' remark July 28, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday apologized for his comment that India was already a Hindu nation. "My opinion could be wrong for others. I accept it. I don't say it is the most correct opinion. You might say I am wrong. If anyone's sentiment is hurt, I...
  • Goa minister backs brother Dipak on 'Hindu state under Modi' remark July 26, 2014

    Panaji: Controversial Goa minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Saturday came out in support of his colleague and Cooperation minister Dipak Dhavalikar, who had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will develop India into a Hindu nation. "What he said was his personal opinion but I also agree with what he says. By...
  • India is a Hindu nation, I am a Christian Hindu, says Goa Deputy CM July 25, 2014

    Panaji: There is no stopping Goa ministers who have been sparking controversies with their statements for the past few days. Now, Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has backed minister Deepak Dhavalikar's views on 'Hindu nation'. "India is a Hindu nation, it's Hindustan, all Indians in Hindustan are Hindu. I am...
  • If everyone supports Modi, India will become a Hindu nation: Goa minister July 24, 2014

    Panaji: Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. He made the statement on the floor of the Assembly on Thursday....
  • News 360: Goa ministers spent over Rs 13 crore on foreign tours in 2 years July 22, 2014

    Three Goa ministers and four legislators have spent a whooping Rs 13.24 crore in two years on foreign trips. The travels were made in the name of promoting tourism. ...
  • Goa ministers went on foreign trips at state expense, spent Rs 13 cr in two years July 22, 2014

    Panaji: Three Goa ministers and four legislators have spent a whooping Rs 13.24 crore in two years on foreign trips. The travels were made in the name of promoting tourism. The information has been cited in a report tabled in the state Assembly which also mentions that Goa Tourism Minister Dilip...
  • Police complaint against Swamy for anti-Church comments July 18, 2014

    Panaji: A police complaint was filed on Friday accusing BJP leader Subramanian Swamy of "attempting to create and promote enmity against the Catholic Church" by posting on his Facebook page that the Church in Goa does not love HIV positive children. The complaint was filed by Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat. "The said...
  • After bikinis, mini-skirts and pubs, spas in Goa on moral radar July 16, 2014

    Panaji: After bikinis, mini-skirts and pubs, spas and salons in coastal Goa now find themselves under the scanner of the politico-moral police who are out to take the fun out of the state that is one of India's top tourist draws for its many attractions. Accused by government agencies, right-wing politicians...
  • Excess of pub culture is not good: BJP's Goa Mahila Morcha July 15, 2014

    Panaji: 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. "Anything that is in excess is not good. Even pub culture should not be in excess," Vaidehi Naik, the party's Goa Mahila Morcha member told...
  • Competitors indulging in flesh trade leave Goa spas worried July 15, 2014

    Panaji: Salon and spa owners in Goa are facing prospects of a shutdown due to increasing presence of dubious and unregistered competitors which are doubling up as prostitution dens in the state. "Unfortunately, salons and spas have become the favourite disguise for brothels and other illicit activities. The establishment of a...
  • First stop casinos if against pub culture: Congress to BJP July 14, 2014

    Panaji: If pub culture was destroying Goa, then why doesn't the BJP government in the state act against casinos too, the Congress asked on Monday. Congress said the tirade against pub culture by ruling politicians would damage the tourist state's reputation across the world. Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat accused the Bharatiya Janata...
  • Goa's pub culure: Minister shouldn't make such comments, says NCW July 13, 2014

    National Commission for Women chairperson Mamta Sharma hit out at Union Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Naik for his remarks on pub culture. Sharma said, "The Tourism Minister shouldn't be making such narrow-minded comments. Goa attracts so many foreign tourists and it doesn't make sense to end pub culture...