Goa

  • Brazilian great Zico to coach Goa in Indian Super League 5 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Brazilian great Zico has been signed to coach Goa in the new eight-team Indian Super League next month. Goa said in a statement on Tuesday that Zico signed the contract in Rio de Janeiro, and it was "honored" to have him. His most recent manager position was at Al-Gharafa...
  • Acclaimed writer Mridula Sinha sworn-in as Goa Governor 2 days ago

    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...
  • Governors for four states announced; Kalyan Singh gets Rajasthan 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday appointed new governors for four states, namely Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. While senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh was anointed as the Governor of Rajasthan, former Gujarat Assembly Speaker Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala was named the Governor of Karnataka. Mridula Sinha, a former BJP Mahila Morcha...
  • MHA recommends names for Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa Governors August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Goa are likely to have new Governors soon with the Home Ministry recommending names to President Pranab Mukherjee for appointment to the posts. Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, veteran BJP leaders VK Malhotra and Lalji Tandon are among the few probables who...
  • '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...
  • I-League: Sporting Clube de Goa rope in defender Creson Antao August 12, 2014

    In a move to strengthen their defence, Sporting Clube de Goa have roped in former Dempo defender Creson Antao for the upcoming season of the I-League 2014-15. The 30-year-old player, who hails from Majorda in South Goa, on Tuesday joined the club and is likely to make his debut for the...
  • Narendra Modi meets BJP MPs from Maharashtra, Goa August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met BJP MPs from Goa and Maharashtra and asked the latter to work tirelessly to ensure the party's success in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Road Transport and Highways Minister and Lok Sabha member from Nagpur, Nitin Gadkari, and Power Minister...
  • '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....
  • Heavy rains to lash several parts of India July 30, 2014

    Heavy rainfall predicted to occur in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Konkan and Goa. Also places such as East Rajasthan, Assam, Meghalaya and Telangana are predicted to face heavy downpour. ...
  • 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...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Goa minister's foreign trips July 27, 2014

    Three Goa ministers and four legislators have spent an enormous Rs 13.24 crore in two years on foreign trips. The travels were made in the name of promoting tourism. ...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 24, 2014

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  • Is this the beginning of a majoritarian regime? July 24, 2014

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • After Dhavalikar, Union Tourism Minister criticises Goa's pub culture July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After Goa Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, it is Union Minister of State for Tourism, Shripad Naik who has given a thumbs down to the pub culture in Goa. Naik, a BJP leader, said that the central government could intervene if there was any kind of 'violation of Indian culture'. "We...