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 …

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 …

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