Goa

Goa airport to be partially shut for 5 days for upgrading the runway

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Flight operations from the Goa airport will be affected next week due to partial closure of the runway. According to a NOTAM issued by the airport authorities to the domestic airlines, the runway will remain closed for operations from April 17 to April 21 for specific hours due to upgradation work. ALSO READ: SC orders TN […]

Adios to all the late night parties in Goa as govt is all set to ban them in the next two weeks!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Minister for water resources and Siolim MLA Vinod Palyekar claimed that the police crackdown on late night parties in Vagator area of Goa resulted in shutting down most of them. The minister promised to put a complete standstill on the loud music parties in the next two weeks. “We have already stopped 80% of these parties. Within […]

Goa – the melting pot foodies

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Foodies Rejoice!!  Goa welcomes visitors not only to its picturesque beaches and traditional food but it also takes good care of the taste palette of people from across the globe offering a wide range of continental or western cuisines like steak, pastas, risotto and cafreal, which are getting popular with tourists.Continental or western food is […]

Hot Air balloon creates panic in yet another Goa village

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Panic gripped gullible residents of a village in South Goa when a hot air balloon–which is part of the state government’s tourism initiative–landed in their locality this morning. The incident took place 9.30 AM in Raia village located on Margao-Ponda highway, 35 km from here. Fear-stricken villagers raised an alarm on seeing the hot air […]

Goa chief Minister Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote

Thursday, March 16, 2017

PANAJI:  Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of the BJP has won a trust vote in the Goa assembly. 22 legislators voted for the Chief Minister; he needed 21 votes to prove majority in the 40-member legislature. Also Read: Secretary Steven Mnuchin asserted India as significant economic partner of the US Only 16 of the Congress’ 17 legislators […]

SC refuses to stay Parrikar’s swearing-in of as Goa CM, orders floor test on March 16

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Over two years after he quit as Chief Minister of Goa to become the nation’s Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar is set to take over the coastal state’s mantle again on Tuesday at the head of a BJP-led government. However, Supreme Court has ordered floor test on March 16. Also Read: Cong to move adjournment motion in […]

Manohar Parrikar as Chief Minister; BJP to form Goa government today

Monday, March 13, 2017

PANJIM: BJP is ready to retain Goa, despite placing second in the picturesque coastal state. There will be one major change if it forms the government: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will return to his home state as Chief Minister. Together with union minister Nitin Gadkari, he held a long meeting this evening at a five-star […]

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 […]

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