Goa Government

  • 'Government has no power to intervene in GCA's affairs' 4 days 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...
  • 100 pc subsidising of loans of miningdependent 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 onetime loan settlement amount is paid to the borrower. Some...
  • Sexual assault case: SC extends Tarun Tejpal's interim bail June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal's interim bail was on Friday extended by the Supreme Court till July one when it will hear his regular bail plea in a sexual assault case. The order was passed by a bench comprising justices Vikramajit Sen and Shiv Kirti Singh. The Goa...
  • Goa: Congress asks BJP to ban Pramod Muthalik from attending Hindu meet June 18, 2014

    Panaji: Opposition Congress on Wednesday asked Manohar Parrikar government to ban the entry of controversial rightwing leader Pramod Muthalik in Goa, where he is supposed to attend a All India Hindu Convention on Friday, to avoid any communal tension. "We demand that Muthalik be banned from entering the state. He has...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 12, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Should Goa's MLAs junk the Brazil junket? June 12, 2014

    Six MLAs from Goa have been granted funds by the state government to travel to Brazil for the Football World Cup. The delegation includes Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar, according to sources in the Goa Chief Minister's Office. ...
  • Spending on sports not a waste of money: Manohar Parrikar June 12, 2014

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday defended his government's decision to send six of its MLAs to FIFA World Cup. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN's Anubha Bhonsle, Goa CM said, "It is something like commonwealth of Portuguese speaking people. Brazil is a part of it. Football has been...
  • News 360: FIFA World Cup 2014 all set to begin June 12, 2014

    The beautiful game's most celebrated tournament the FIFA World Cup will see daylight in a few hours in Brazil, though the sky hanging over the event's opening will be slightly cloudy due to the smoke emanating from the local protests over money spent in hosting the event. This...
  • Goa: MLAs head to Brazil football World Cup, Congress slams CM Parrikar June 12, 2014

    On a day when the Brazil football World Cup kicks off, controversy seems to have hit India. Six Goa MLAs including Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar will go on a junket to Brazil. While the state government is calling it a study tour, Congress has slammed Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar over...
  • Goa: 24X7 call centre launched to tackle power consumer woes January 14, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa government on Tuesday launched a roundtheclock call centre for power consumers in its efforts to streamline the complaint mechanism. State electricity department sources said that the call centre is available at a dial of 135 and it can be accessed round the clock. Goa based Hello information services...
  • Opposition tears into BJP after SP MLA caught in Goa dance bar raid August 28, 2013

    A raid on an illegal dance bar in the heart of the Goa capital has triggered outrage amongst the opposition parties in the state. The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, in whose constituency they say dance bars are...
  • NCP slams Goa govt for restricting liquor sale timings August 27, 2013

    The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has criticised Goa government's move to put a check on timings of liquor sale in the state. The notification issued by the Excise department on August 19 is a "big scam" on the common people who run the retail wine stores, NCP Goa spokesman Trajano D'Mello...
  • Goa to launch drive against substandard stationers June 2, 2013

    Panaji: The Goa government will launch a special drive, before the new academic year begins later June 2012, against stationary shops selling substandard items to students, an official said on Saturday. "We have received complaints from parents that stationary shops are violating the packaged commodity rules. The drive is our way...
  • Goa govt bans drinking liquor on beaches April 25, 2013

    Panaji: Goa government has banned drinking liquor on beaches in a bid to curb littering and nuisance caused to women tourists. However, one can continue to enjoy drinks at designated places like beach shacks, Goa Tourism Director Nikhil Desai told reporters. "The ban has been imposed under Goa Tourist Places (Protection...
  • Playboy's Goa plan face opposition from BJP MLA April 8, 2013

    Panaji: An MLA of the ruling BJP today threatened to go on a hunger strike if the Goa government grants permission to USbased Playboy Club to open a branch in the state. "I am opposing this club anywhere in Goa. The department of tourism has already made up its mind to...
  • Goa government bans mining till complete review September 11, 2012

    Panaji: The Goa government has decided to stop work at all mines in the state till a complete review of the same is done. Following the decision, all the 90 mines in the state are slated to stop work till the completion of the review. This decision has come after the...
  • Illegal mining: Goa to file FIRs against ex-CMs September 8, 2012

    Panaji: A day after Shah Commission's report on Goa's illegal mining was tabled in Parliament, the state government has decided to file FIRs against two former chief ministers and scores of bureaucrats for their alleged involvement in the mining scam. State Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters on Saturday that...
  • 'Goa govt-run shelter home staff was scared of boys' August 4, 2012

    Panaji: An inquiry into affairs of 'Apna Ghar', a state-run shelter home for children, has revealed that the staff was "scared" of the minor boys there and did not even sit next to them. The Goa government appointed Levinsons Martins inquiry has pointed out that the staff has told the committee...
  • Goa panel recommends cap on iron ore extraction July 12, 2012

    Panaji: A committee of experts constituted by the Goa government has recommended a cap on extraction of iron ore in the coastal state to 20-25 million tonnes (MT), which is almost half the existing exports. The panel headed by renowned scientist Raghunath Mashelkar in their Goa Vision 2035 report submitted to...
  • Goa govt likely to hand over Scarlett murder case to CBI March 25, 2008

    Panaji: Under growing pressure on the credibility of police probe into the death of British teenaged girl Scarlett Eden Keeling, Goa government was today seriously contemplating the possibility of handing over the case to CBI. Highly-placed sources said that within a couple of days, the case would be handed over to...
  • Goa Govt in crisis; Rebels, NCP ditch Kamat January 17, 2008

    Panaji: The seven-month-old Digambar Kamat government in Goa has been reduced to a minority after three Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) members and an independent MLA withdrew support on Wednesday. The decision is seen as a the fallout of the government's decision to scrap SEZs and two Congress legislators Shyam Satardekar and...
  • Goa govt on verge of collapse | Reporter's Blog July 26, 2007

    New Delhi: The Congress-led government in Goa is in crisis after the Maharashtra Gomantak Party (MGP) withdrew its support and five MLAs resigned early Thursday. Chief Minister Digamber Kamat’s two-month old government was reduced to a minority after two MLAs each from the Congress and the MGP and an Independent MLA...
  • Impact: Goa govt probes land mafia June 22, 2007

    Goa: A month after CNN-IBN special investigation revealed blatant misuse of the FDI route by Russian nationals to snap prime land in Goa, the state government has initiated an inquiry into all the deals that involve foreigners Over 400 land purchases in Goa involve foreign nationals. CNN-IBN found out that...