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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.

CBI books IIT-Goa Director in disproportionate assets case

The CBI has booked the Director of Indian Institute of Technology-Goa, B K Mishra, for allegedly amassing Rs 1.14 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income.

 

Helmets made mandatory for two-wheeler riders in Goa

 The Goa traffic police have made helmets mandatory for two-wheeler riders and pillion riders in view of the increasing accidental deaths.

Goa IMA worried about increasing cases of assault on doctors

In the past, IMA had complained against a NRI woman who had assaulted a doctor in South Goa.

Declare India a 'Hindu Rashtra': Hindu convention resolution

"Various pro-Hindu and patriotic organisations all over India and abroad are striving to establish Hindu Rashtra," Hindu Janajagruti Samiti leader Charudatt Pingale told reporters.

Sadhvi Saraswati is just a tourist unaware of Goanness: Minister Vijai Sardesai
Sadhvi Saraswati is just a tourist unaware of Goanness: Minister Vijai Sardesai

The state agriculture minister said strong action will be taken against those who try to create communal disharmony in the state with their talks.

Goa govt to write to Centre against cattle notification

The Goa government has decided to write to the Centre raising certain objections to the recent notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter, as it has created "apprehensions" in the minds of local people, a state minister said on Saturday.

Tarun Tejpal case: Media barred from covering proceedings until completion of trial

The Goa's Mapusa Court on Friday restricted the media from reporting proceedings of rape case accused and former Tehelka magazine editor Tarun Tejpal under Indian Penal Code (IPC) 327(3).

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar dons role of a teacher during visit to DIET
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar dons role of a teacher during visit to DIET

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday donned the role of a volunteer teacher at state run District Institute of Education and Training (DIET).

Goa Panchayat Election Results 2017: Calangute's Michael Lobo-backed panel wins; Manohar Parrikar says result establishes BJP is main force
Goa Panchayat Election Results 2017: Calangute's Michael Lobo-backed panel wins; Manohar Parrikar says result establishes BJP is main force

A total of 80.33 percent voters cast their ballot in the Goa village Panchayat Elections held on Sunday. 

House lessons for Goa legislators in day-long workshop

Out of total 40 legislators in the Goa Assembly, 27 participated in the day-long session yesterday which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Goa BJP MLA pledges to donate his organs

Goa BJP MLA Rajesh Patnekar has pledged to donate his organs along with 80 others as a part of a campaign launched by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

Tentative 74% turnout in Goa Panchayat polls

Addressing reporters here tonight, the state election commissioner RK Srivastava said those standing in queues till 5 pm were given a chance to cast their vote and accordingly some voters were still exercising their franchise.

Polling underway for panchayat elections in Goa

As many as 5,297 candidates are in fray for the elections and over 7.49 lakh people are eligible to cast their votes.

Goa MP writes to Sushma Swaraj to help Indians stranded in Africa

Lok Sabha member from South Goa Narendra Sawaikar has urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help 14 Indians reportedly stranded on a Merchant Navy vessel at a port in Djibouti in Africa.

21 new railway stations to come up on Konkan route

Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL) is planning to develop 21 new stations on its route and double 147-km stretch of the track.

Fish, not beef is Goa's preferred cuisine: Minister

Fish and not beef is Goa's most preferred cuisine and therefore, the Centre's notification on cattle trade will have no impact on the coastal state's tourist inflow.

Class 2 Marathi books in Goa show incomplete National Anthem

The Marathi textbook for Class II issued by Goa's Education Department carries an incomplete version of the national anthem, though a top department official said that the error may have cropped up in just one-odd copy.

Marry your children into tribal families, BJP leaders told

Criticising the trend of BJP leaders taking a meal at the homes of tribal families, former Goa Chief Minister Ravi Naik on Wednesday urged them to offer their sons and daughters in marriage to members of Dalit and tribal families.

355 rescued bovines found shelter in Goa gaushala in last three years

To a query on increasing incidents of cow vigilantism in country, Parab said they feel that the best way to preserve cattle is not violence but to provide care and shelter to them.

Open defecation polluting Goa rivers: Report

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), in its annual report has held that high levels of fecal matter resulting from open defecation is one of the major causes of river pollution in the coastal state.

Goa: Congress dubs Subhash Bhamre's lunch with ST family as 'political drama'
Goa: Congress dubs Subhash Bhamre's lunch with ST family as 'political drama'

The Goa Congress has dubbed Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre's lunch with a scheduled tribe family at their house in Taleigao village in the state, as "political drama".

New bridge on Savitri River connecting Mumbai, Goa opens for traffic

Almost 10 months after at least 40 people were killed when an old road bridge was washed away in heavy rains near Mahad in Maharashtra's Raigad, a new bridge in its place was inaugurated at the same site here on Monday.

Goa based advocate demands ban on Facebook pages of IRF, Zakir Naik
Goa based advocate demands ban on Facebook pages of IRF, Zakir Naik

The ban was enforced under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act ( UAPA) and approved at a meeting of the Union Cabinet. 

Modi most popular leader since Independence: Sambit Patra

"If you look at the performance of the union government under the leadership of Narendra Modi, you will witness that the credibility of India has reached an all time high," BJP national spokesman Sambit Patra told reporters here.

Goa ex-minister to be tried in land-grab case

Former Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar will face trial over a land-grabbing and cheating case.

Plastic bags below 50 microns banned in Goa

Plastic bags are the main cause of choked drains in Goa and there was an urgent need to crack down on its excessive use.

PM Narendra Modi greets people of Goa on Statehood Day
PM Narendra Modi greets people of Goa on Statehood Day

Goa celebrates its Statehood Day on May 30. Goa was a union territory of India from 19 December 1961 to 30 May 1987.

Two-month ban on fishing with trawlers from June 1 in Goa

Fishing with use of trawlers will be banned in Goa from June 1 to July 31, a state fisheries department official said on Tuesday.

SIM cards being sold in Goa like "onions and potatoes": Director General of Police

Criminals are very easily obtaining SIM cards by submitting forged documents, they produce somebody else's photographs, name and even signature.