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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".

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.