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Man stabbed to death by friend at Calangute beach in Goa

A West Bengal resident was stabbed to death by his own friend at Calangute beach here Thursday night, police said.

Manohar Parrikar takes dig at Congress over cross-voting

Kovind polled 500 votes as compared to 220 polled by Meira Kumar in Goa, with the former garnering 69.4 per cent of the votes.

State chiefs of BJP, Congress in fray for Rajya Sabha election in Goa

There would be a straight fight as Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar and state Congress chief Shantaram Naik are the only two candidates who have filed nominations.

 

Goa University Results: Bachelor of Pharmacy First to Eighth Semester Result 2017 announced
Goa University Results: Bachelor of Pharmacy First to Eighth Semester Result 2017 announced

The Goa University has announced Bachelor of Pharmacy Semester Results 2017.

Sadhvi's ''hang beef-eaters'' remark has no religious issue: Manohar Parrikar
Sadhvi's ''hang beef-eaters'' remark has no religious issue: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday told the state Assembly that Sadhvi Saraswati`s controversial speech in Goa last month, where she said that beef-eaters should be hanged in public, did not contain any "religious sentiment".

Goa desecration cases: Francis Pereira was brainwashed by Israeli inmates in jail, says Manohar Parrikar
Goa desecration cases: Francis Pereira was brainwashed by Israeli inmates in jail, says Manohar Parrikar

The Cross in at least 12 places and a temple have been vandalised in south Goa district since July 1.

Goa female dentists get extortion threats signed off by 'Abu Zarqawi'

IS founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may have been killed in 2006, but extortion letters signed off with the dreaded terrorist`s name have come back to haunt female dentists in the tony Calangute-Candolim beach belt in North Goa, also known for its booming dental tourism practice.

Heavy rainfall predicted in Goa in next two days, fishermen advised to not venture into sea
Heavy rainfall predicted in Goa in next two days, fishermen advised to not venture into sea

The Indian Meteorological department announced on Friday that southern coastal state Goa is expected to witness heavy rainfall in the next two days and asked the fishermen to not venture into the sea in this time. 

Goa minister suggests shifting off shore casinos on the land

Vijai Sardesai is the leader of Goa Forward Party, which is one of the alliance partners in the BJP-led state government.

Goa woman, locked in room for 15 years without clothes by family, rescued; case registered
Goa woman, locked in room for 15 years without clothes by family, rescued; case registered

A 50-year-old woman, who was locked in a room in her parents' house for at least 15 years for her abnormal behaviour in North Goa's Candolim village, has been rescued, said reports on Wednesday.

Goa BJP, Congress Presidents file nomination papers for RS poll

Goa BJP and Congress Presidents Vinay Tendulkar and Shantaram Naik, respectively, filed their nomination papers on Tuesday for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election.

Congress Shantaram Naik files papers for Rajya Sabha poll in Goa

Pitted against BJP's state chief Vinay Tendulkar, Naik expressed confidence of winning the election with the "support of like-minded secular forces."

 

Schools in Goa told to reschedule term exams for FIFA matches

In the wake of upcoming U-17 FIFA world cup matches being played in Goa, the State Education department has asked schools to reschedule their first terminal examinations before October 7.

Goa Congress demands CBI probe of attacks on religious structures

At least nine holy crosses and a temple have been vandalised by unidentified persons in South Goa district since July 1.

MGP to support BJP candidate during upcoming RS poll, bypolls

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), an alliance partner in the Goa government, will support BJP candidate during the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.

11 tourists held for assaulting cops on Calangute beach in Goa

Two constables of the Goa Police were allegedly assaulted by a group of tourists on the famous Calangute beach.

Rains: Goa suffers deficit in June; farmers upbeat over pattern

The monsoon which arrived in the first week of June a little behind schedule, was weak during the month with Met department recording 11 per cent deficit compared to the last year.

Amit Shah visits waste treatment plant in Goa
Amit Shah visits waste treatment plant in Goa

The plant, operated by Hindustan Waste Treatment Pvt Ltd, treats around 120 tonnes of garbage every day.

Two Catholic crosses desecrated, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar assures action

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that strong action will be taken against those responsible for the desecration of two places of Catholic worship in south Goa`s Salcete sub district.

PM Modi visited fewer foreign countries than Manmohan Singh: Amit Shah

Amit Shah on Sunday said PM Modi in his three years in office has visited fewer foreign nations than Manmohan Singh.

Beef ban in Goa predates BJP rule: Amit Shah

"As far as the issue of beef ban is concerned, it is not the BJP which has imposed that. There is already prohibition on slaughter of cows in Goa (gau hatya bandi)," he said.

Amit Shah meets coalition partners in Goa govt
Amit Shah meets coalition partners in Goa govt

 BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday met coalition partners in the Manohar Parrikar-led Goa government and party legislators over lunch here.

Goa govt scraps scheme giving free voice calls, data to youth

The scheme was launched by former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar last year in December, under which nearly 32,000 people availed the benefit so far.

Amit Shah arrives in Goa on two-day visit

 BJP chief Amit Shah arrived in Goa on Saturday on a two-day visit where he is scheduled to meet senior party officials to draw up a strategy for the 2019 general elections.

Iron ore trader arrested in Goa mining scam

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Goa crime branch has arrested an iron ore trader in connection with a multi-crore mining scam.

Lynchings, beef-ban not to figure in talks with Shah: Goa BJP

Issues like lynching and beef ban would not be discussed with BJP national president Amit Shah when he visits Goa on July 1-2.

We worship 'gau mata', won't tolerate insult: Goa Minister

A cabinet minister in the BJP-led coalition government, who has in the past demanded a ban on bikinis in Goa, has warned that no untoward incident against "gau mata" will be tolerated in the state.

Will not sit quite if cows are harmed, warns MGP leader
Will not sit quite if cows are harmed, warns MGP leader

Goa Transport Minister and MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar today said his party, a partner in the BJP-led government in the state, will not keep quiet if cows are harmed.

BJP president Amit Shah to visit Goa on July 1

This would be Shah's second trip to Goa after the BJP-led government came to power in the state following the Assembly elections held in February this year.

 

Goa MLAs asked to avoid holding official meetings at home

The Goa government has issued a circular barring the MLAs from summoning government officials to their residences or personal offices for holding meetings.