Goa govt suspends water sports after death of Russian tourists

The Goa government here suspended all water sports activity across the state following the fresh incident of death of three Russian nationals near here during a water sport activity being operated illegally.It was brought into notice of the government that several w

Russian dies in Goa of 'unknown disease'

A 54-year-old Russian national died in Goa of an "unknown disease", prompting the police to book a case of unnatural death.

Three Russian tourists drown in Goa as huge wave capsizes ferry

A Dolphin watching trip turned tragic for a group of Russian tourists in Goa after their boat, operating without a valid licence, capsized on sea, 60 kms away from here, in which three women drowned while their compatriots were rescued.

Goa Congress dubs black money disclosure as selective blackmailing

Opposition Congress in Goa on Monday termed Narendra Modi-led BJP government's disclosure of names of those allegedly holding illegal money abroad as "selective blackmailing of a few people", and dared Centre to reveal all names on the list at once.

Goa announces e-auctioning of 19 lakh metric tonne of iron ore

Goa Mines and Geology Department has put 19 lakh metric tonne of iron ore on the block through e-auctioning, to be held on November 6 and 7.

Goa Governor's website hacked

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha`s website has been hacked by unknown people, the police said Saturday.

Inquiry into Russian woman molestation case in Goa begins

The North Goa district administration has begun its inquiry into the alleged molestation of a 32-year-old Russian woman by a senior doctor working with the Goa Medical College and Hospital here.

Goa government clips anti-graft judge''s power; decision challenged

A senior anti-corruption judge`s power to hear corruption-related cases has been suddenly clipped and divested two weeks after he made a critical observation against the police while deciding a graft case in which the Goa chief minister is an alleged accused, triggering a controversy here.

Goa NCP not happy with support to BJP in Maharashtra

Goa NCP president Nilkanth Halarnkar is "not happy" with the "unconditional outside support" offered by his party to the BJP in Maharashtra after it emerged as the single largest party in the just-concluded Assembly Election.

Goa government extends ban on Ram Sene

The BJP-led government in Goa has extended the ban on right-wing outfit Sri Ram Sene for another two months on the grounds of potential law and order problems.

Goa Assembly ratifies Judicial Accountability Bill

Goa Legislative Assembly on Monday ratified the Judicial Accountability Bill 2014, already approved by Parliament, in a one-day session convened specially for the purpose.

Cong leader in Goa opposes reservation in judicial commission

A senior Congress leader in Goa has objected to providing reservation to the SC, ST and OBC communities in the judicial commission.

Courts need to be more accountable: Goa CM Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the judiciary has to be more accountable because its decisions have an impact on the country's economic trajectory.

Goa CM Parrikar accuses Bombay High Court of land-grabbing

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday attacked the judiciary, specifically the Bombay High Court bench in Goa, for land-related irregularities, even accusing the judiciary of grabbing government land.

Goa Assembly's one-day session underway

Goa Legislative Assembly Monday condoled the death of noted personalities from various fields, including the state's former Governor Mohammed Fazal who died last month.

Female Russian tourist molested, robbed at Goa beach

A 23-year-old Russian woman was molested, beaten up and robbed at Baga beach, one of Goa's most popular beaches, police said Sunday.

BJP parliamentary board to decide on post-poll move: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said a decision about a post-poll alliance has to be taken by the BJP parliamentary board, though "natural allies always exist".

64-yr-old man held for allegedly raping minor relative in Goa

A 64-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his minor niece in South Goa district, the police said today.

Goa Cabinet approves proposal to appoint OSD to ministers

Amid allegations of inefficiency of ministers, the Goa Cabinet has approved a proposal to appoint an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to each of the ministers to help them in managing the affairs of their departments.

Goa govt not to challenge HC order on renewal of mining leases

In a clear signal that 28 mining leases would soon be operational resuming iron ore extraction in the state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government will not challenge the recent High Court order which has asked the government to renew these leases.

Have received terror alert, says Goa CM Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday confirmed that his government has received intelligence inputs about the state being a possible target of terror outfits.

Goa Congress leaders told to take dip in the Ganga

Goa Congress president Luizinho Faleiro has advised senior party leaders to "go, take a dip in the Ganga" to cleanse themselves of their sins and turn around the crisis of credibility and charges of corruption against them.

For Manohar Parrikar, becoming a lawmaker is like 'cocaine'

Becoming a parliamentarian or a legislator is like "a cocaine", said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who backed high salaries for lawmakers.

Parliamentary panel conclaves in five star hotels must stop: Goa CM

The practice of parliamentary committees conducting their meetings in five star hotels and wasting public money should be stopped, said Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Don't report our fights: Goa Congress tells media

 A Goa Congress leader Tuesday exhorted the media not to report on squabbles between party leaders, even as she asked the party's warring politicians not to wash their dirty linen before journalists.

Faleiro takes charge as new Goa Congress chief

Newly elected Congress Goa chief Luizinho Faleiro on Tuesday assumed office and appealed to party-men to work at the ground level.

'Goa must screen tourists for Ebola virus'

Goa must screen entry of foreign tourists in order to keep the deadly Ebola virus at bay, Leader of Opposition Pratapsing Rane said on Tuesday.

Perform or perish, Goa Congress told

The Congress in Goa has to perform or perish, newly-appointed state president Luizinho Faleiro said on Tuesday.

Little bit of sand mining should be allowed, says Goa Deputy CM

Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has said sand mining in the state is manual and many industries are dependent on it so a 'little bit' of sand mining should be allowed in the state.

Party building would be my priority, says new Goa Congress chief

Newly-appointed Goa Congress unit chief Luizinho Faleiro has said his aim would be to strengthen the party which was reduced to single digit during the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year.