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Goa: 42 passengers rescued after ships dashed into casino vessel

"The cruise vessel developed a technical snag and got drifted in the water. It dashed against the casino vessel which was anchored," a police official said.

Goa: ACB may summon Kavlekar for questioning in DA case

As per preliminary probe, the agency had valued the "disproportionate assets" at over Rs 4.78 crore excluding the "unexplained amount" of Rs 5.50 crore.

Goa: No more drinking in public places, says Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
Goa: No more drinking in public places, says Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar

The state has already banned drinking on beaches

Parrikar wants plastic cups, plates shunned

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday urged Goans to shun plastic and disposable plates.

Goa: Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar booked by ACB in DA case

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday filed an FIR against Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar in disproportionate assets case.

Goa minister claims threat to life from drug mafia

The Water Resources Minister recently told a local news channel that he was being constantly stalked by someone.

Manohar Parrikar calls for meet to discuss drowning, drug abuse cases
Manohar Parrikar calls for meet to discuss drowning, drug abuse cases

The state has recently witnessed three different incidents of drowning involving four persons including two youth from a Ahmedabad based institute.

Goa government mulls banning swimming in sea after sunset

The Goa tourism department is planning to enact a law to ban swimming in the sea post sunset and after consumption of alcohol, in the wake of some recent incidents of drowning along the state's beaches.

North Goa district extends ban on Muthalik

The North Goa district administration on Thursday extended the ban on Mangalore-based Hindu outfit Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik by 60 days with effect from September 6.

Rape case against Tarun Tejpal: Goa's Mapusa court to hear matter today
Rape case against Tarun Tejpal: Goa's Mapusa court to hear matter today

A sessions court in Goa's Mapusa is scheduled to resume hearing in connection with a case of rape against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal.

Manohar Parrikar wins Goa bypoll; PM Narendra Modi congratulates
Manohar Parrikar wins Goa bypoll; PM Narendra Modi congratulates

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins Panaji Assembly by-election, defeating his Congress rival Girish Chodankar.

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi at his residence
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi at his residence

Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar on Friday celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with all customs and traditions with his family and fellow party members at his old house in Parra village of Goa.

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated in Goa
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated in Goa

The Ganesh Chaturthi, locally known as 'Chovoth', marked the commencement of the ten-day Ganpati festival during which people will keep the idols of the God of wisdom at home and offer 'prasad' and sing the traditional 'aarti'.

Army did not give adequate protection to Lt Col Purohit: Manohar Parrikar

The Indian Army did not give adequate protection to Lieutenant Shrikant Purohit, Manohar Parrikar told reporters on Thursday.

Panaji bypoll: Manohar Parrikar confident of good voter turnout
Panaji bypoll: Manohar Parrikar confident of good voter turnout

Bypoll will also be held for Valpoi assembly seat on Wednesday, where Congress rebel Vishwajit Rane is contesting on the BJP ticket against Roy Naik, the son of former state home minister Ravi Naik, of Congress.

Blue Whale challenge: Goa Police issues advisory for parents
Blue Whale challenge: Goa Police issues advisory for parents

The Blue Whale challenge game is reportedly linked to the deaths of more than 100 young people around the world.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar appeals people to make Goa free of plastic by 2020
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar appeals people to make Goa free of plastic by 2020

The chief minister also stressed on the need to improve the quality of primary education in the country and also in Goa, and said the society should join in the efforts for the same.

Ban late-night parties in the state, demands Goa minister Vinod Palienkar
Ban late-night parties in the state, demands Goa minister Vinod Palienkar

Goa minister Vinod Palienkar has demanded a ban on outdoor music events, including rave parties, after two youngsters died at two separate raves in the popular beach village of Anjuna in North Goa possibly due to drug overdose.

Congress pits Rahul Gandhi confidante against CM Manohar Parrikar in Goa bypoll

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday filed his nomination for the August 23 by-election from the Panaji Assembly seat, for which the Congress has chosen Rahul Gandhi confidante Girish Chodankar.

Manohar Parrikar files nomination for Panaji Assembly seat
Manohar Parrikar files nomination for Panaji Assembly seat

Goa will see by-elections in two assembly constituencies on August 23.

Goa to amend State highways Act for relief to liquor vends

The Supreme Court order came into force from April 1 this year, affecting nearly 3,000 liquor outlets in the coastal state.

People drinking on beaches could be arrested: Goa government
People drinking on beaches could be arrested: Goa government

The BJP-led Goa government on Tuesday told the state legislative assembly that strict action would be taken against the people found drinking on the state beaches, and if need be, they could even be arrested.

Bypolls in Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Delhi on August 23: Election Commission

The Election Commission on Thursday announced that by-elections to fill four vancancies in Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Delhi legislative assemblies will be held on August 23.

Another desecration incident in Goa

The incident at a cemetery at Marcaim village in North Goa district, where 12 gravestones were found to be damaged, came to light on Monday.

High-end ropeway project in Goa to promote tourism

The project aimed at promoting adventure and high-end tourism in the state is estimated to cost approximately Rs 157 crore.

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".