Tension grips Goa’s Valpoi town over erecting statue

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Tension gripped Valpoi town in North East part of Goaon Sunday, when a group allegedly tried to install a statue of Shivaji in the area. Police said two groups were protesting against each other on the road during midnight, creating tension in the town, located 50 kms of Panaji. The trouble began this evening after …

Yoga teacher held for raping US woman in Goa

Tuesday, February 07, 2017


A 32-year-old American woman was allegedly raped by a 38-year-old yoga teacher under the pretext of giving her a “tantrik massage” in Pernem taluka in the coastal state, police said today. Following the complaint lodged by the woman, Pernem Police today arrested the accused, identified as Pratik Agarwal. “According to the woman, currently on working …

Parrikar busy in Goa while terrorists attack army: Sanjay Raut

Monday, January 09, 2017


Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said it was unfortunate that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was “busy in Goa’s politics” while terrorists were attacking the army. “Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is sitting in the Goa (BJP) office distributing (poll) tickets while our army base camps are being attacked by terrorists,” he told media. Also Read: Why …

AAP Does Not Have Money To Fight Punjab, Goa Elections: Arvind Kejriwal

Monday, January 09, 2017


PANAJI: Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has claimed that his “honest” party does not have money to fight the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab and Goa. “We don’t have a single penny to contest Punjab and Goa polls. Our bank account is empty,” Mr Kejriwal said addressing a public …

“We save, not take lives”, Jet Pilot blamed for Goa crash speaks out

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


“When You see the wind looping out of the window and the tip moving, there is a hand guiding this giant metal bird through the skies.” As an appeal to the non-aviation public, the pilot of Jet Airways Goa runway crash has penned down the harsh reality of Aviation. Stating that, believe that they as …

Passenger detained with Rs 4.76 lakh cash in Rs 2K notes in Goa

Monday, December 26, 2016


Amid note ban, a passenger, hailing from Karnataka, was detained at the Goa airport by the Customs and Central Excise officials on Monday, for allegedly possessing Rs 4.76 lakh cash in the new Rs 2,000 notes. “The passenger was found with the cash during the checking at the departure gate. He had hidden 238 Rs …

Goa gears up to usher in Christmas festivities

Saturday, December 24, 2016


Though the tourism industry is still reeling under demonetisation aftermath, Goa is all set to usher in the Christmas festivities with all churches in the coastal state planning mid-night mass on Saturday. The usual hustle and bustle in the markets across the state remained unaffected despite demonetisation, as people were seen crowding the places to buy …

Goa govt slashes VAT on petrol by 6%

Friday, December 23, 2016


Panaji: With assembly polls in Goa round the corner, the state government on friday announced 6% reduction in the value added tax (VAT) on petrol, bringing down its price to Rs 60 per litre. “The VAT on petrol has been reduced from 15% to 9%, which has brought down its price to Rs 60/ litre,” …

Atanasio Monserratte forms own party, desires to contest against Parrikar

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Panaji: Unattached Congress legislator Atanasio Monserratte on Wednesday announced the formation of his own political party ahead of the Goa assembly polls and expressed his desire to contest against Union Minister Manohar Parrikar from Panaji constituency. “I wish I could fight Parrikar. I have a feeling that I would even defeat Parrikar. For me it …

Demonetisation is “firebombing” of 99% honest people: Rahul Gandhi

Friday, December 16, 2016


Panaji: Mounting a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the demonetisation drive launched by him was “firebombing of 99% honest people” and not a “surgical strike”. The Congress vice president, however, did not speak about “personal corruption of the PM” he had threatened to reveal recently. The attack …

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