PoK strikes: Cong slams Parrikar’s felicitation

Monday, October 03, 2016

GOA: Goa Congress on Monday criticised the felicitation planned by state BJP unit for Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar here over the surgical strikes by the Army in PoK, saying the BJP was trying to “sell” the anti-terror operation to extract political gains. “What is needed is motivating our armed forces and if the BJP wants […]

BJP for alliance with MGP; latter says only on its terms

Thursday, September 22, 2016

While BJP legislators in Goa today unanimously favoured continuance of alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party for the next year’s Goa Assembly polls, the latter said it will go it alone if not offered “satisfactory” terms. “Till now there have been no talks of alliance with BJP. When talks start, we will not compromise on the […]

Goa Church organ rejects draft Goa tourism masterplan

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ahead of the crucial public hearing on the draft tourism masterplan and policy, Goa Church’s Centre for Responsible Tourism (CRT) today rejected the document alleging that locals were excluded from the process. “Having read the news about the public hearing to be conducted by the Department of Tourism on the draft tourism masterplan and policy […]

4 persons, including a woman, have been arrested for allegedly forcing in flesh trade

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Four persons, including a woman, have been arrested for allegedly forcing a girl into flesh trade near here, police said today. “Four persons, including a woman, had brought the girl from Mumbai to Kolhapur and from there to Goa, where she was pushed into flesh trade and sexually abused for over a month by different […]

Goa polls: AAP to declare 1st list of candidates in Sept

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

AAP will announce its first list of candidates for Goa Assembly polls in September. “The first set of eight to ten candidates will be announced in the first or second week of September,” partys Goa unit spokesman Rupesh Shinkre told PTI. “In certain constituencies, people have already recommended names of candidates. The volunteers and people […]

Goa: Water sports allowed in rivers, not in sea during monsoon

Monday, July 11, 2016

Panaji, Jul 11 (PTI) Goa government has allowed water sports activity in the state’s rivers while banned it in the sea during the ongoing monsoon season. Captain of Ports Department, in a circular issued last week, allowed the water sports activity in Goa’s inland water between June to August with the condition that it should […]

Goa IG prison Elvis Gomes opts for VRS

Friday, July 01, 2016

Panaji,(PTI): Goa Inspector General of Prison, Elvis Gomes, booked by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), has opted for voluntary retirement, with Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza today saying “victimisation” of the officer could be the reason behind his decision. The officer, who has been booked in connection with a land conversion case, submitted his request for […]

Saresh Lotlikar appointed Advocate General of Goa

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Panaji,(PTI): Goa government has appointed Saresh Lotlikar as the new Advocate General of the state. Governor Mridula Sinha had granted her assent to the appointment. In a notification issued by Under secretary (Law) Manuel Barreto, Lotlikar was yesterday appointed as the new Advocate General. The post was lying vacant after the resignation of Atmaram Nadkarni […]

GCA fraud case: Ex-president quizzed by police

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Panaji,(PTI): Goa Cricket Association’s former president Dayanand Narvekar was today questioned by the state police in connection with the alleged fraud of around Rs 3.13 crore involving senior officials of the body. “Narvekar, who was in Mumbai all these days, arrived in Goa and appeared before the investigating officer. He was questioned today for over […]

Soccer lovers throng Goa beaches in monsoon

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Panaji,(PTI) : As monsoon picks up and tourist activities cease on the shoreline, football enthusiasts have started to throng Goa beaches turning them into mini football ground. During monsoon, the temporary beach shacks are dismantled and commercial activity on the seashore ceases, leaving the entire coast for the soccer lovers to take over by dusk […]

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