Goa

  • Heavy rains to lash several parts of India 22 hours 8 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

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  • Is this the beginning of a majoritarian regime? 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Margaret Alva sworn in as Goa governor July 12, 2014

    Panaji: Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva was on Saturday sworn in as the new governor of Goa. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office to Alva, a veteran Congress leader, who is holding temporary charge as Goa governor following the resignation of BV Wanchoo last week. The oath-taking...
  • While ministers indulge in moral policing, locals want them to accept both sides of Goa July 12, 2014

    Panaji: Goa may be one India's popular tourist haven, but of late, the state has been more in the news for attempts at moral policing by its ministers who have spoken out against the pub culture in the state. CNN-IBN spoke to some locals to get a sense of what...
  • Margaret Alva to be sworn in as Goa Governor on Saturday July 11, 2014

    Panaji: Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva would be sworn-in as Governor of Goa on Saturday after predecessor BV Wanchoo resigned last week. Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Mohit Shantilal Shah will administer the oath of office to the Governor at Durbar hall of the Raj Bhavan at 6 pm tomorrow,...
  • NRI booked for posting Goa minister's picture in bikini on Facebook July 9, 2014

    Panaji: A US-based NRI has been booked for allegedly posting a morphed picture of Goa's PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar in a bikini on social networking site Facebook. Dhavalikar had recently stoked a controversy by saying that "wearing bikinis should be banned on Goa's beaches." Later, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had...
  • 'Finding Fanny' trailer: 5 oddballs go looking for their friend's lost love in this whimsical satire by Homi Adajania July 9, 2014

    The wait is finally over! The trailer for Homi Adajania's latest film 'Finding Fanny' was released in the wee hours of Tuesday. Starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur, the film revolves around these five oddball characters, set in the backdrop of picturesque Goa. The...
  • Goa Governor BV Wanchoo's resignation accepted July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo's resignation was accepted and Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva has been given the additional charge. Wanchoo stepped down on Friday. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said President Pranab Mukherjede has accepted the resignation of Wanchoo as Governor of Goa and has appointed Alva, Governor of Rajasthan,...
  • Goa ministers, MLAs go ahead with Brazil junket on tax payers' money July 6, 2014

    Panaji: Despite the widespread criticism and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar officially announcing the cancellation of the junket to FIFA World Cup, two state ministers and four MLAs have gone ahead with the trip on tax payers' money and are currently in Brazil. The trip to Brazil by the six leaders...
  • Travel escapes: Exploring Havelock, Kochi and Goa July 5, 2014

    CNN-IBN in partnership Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escapes' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this episode, watch our journey through Havelock, Kochi and Goa. ...
  • Three teens, two minors held with ganja July 5, 2014

    Panaji: Three teenaged boys were arrested and two minor boys detained in Panaji for consuming ganja and possessing 0.6 gms of the drug. Police said these five were smoking using a plastic bottle for a homemade, improvised "hukkah" when they were nabbed by the police on Friday. Those arrested have been identified...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 4, 2014

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  • Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigns July 4, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo stepped down on Friday. Wanchoo is the fifth governor to quit after the BJP government came to power at the Centre. Wanchoo on Friday also gave his statement to the CBI in connection with the alleged bribery scandal in the VVIP helicopter deal. The governor...
  • Wear loin cloth if against Westernism: Designer to Goa Minister July 4, 2014

    Panaji: The controversy over a Goa Cabinet Minister's demand to ban mini-skirts and bikinis in order to "protect Goan culture" refuses to die down, with ace fashion designer Wendell Rodricks asking him to to wear a loin cloth to work, skip chillies, tomatoes, potatoes, and stop using a table and...
  • AgustaWestland: Pleased to give statement to CBI, says Wanchoo July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo has said he was "pleased" to have given CBI his statement on Friday in connection with the alleged bribery scandal in the VVIP helicopter deal and hoped that the agency would now bring the truth out in the case at the earliest. A statement issued...