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Goa outfit appeals to EC to hold Assembly polls after January
Goa outfit appeals to EC to hold Assembly polls after January

Goa Forward party has appealed to the EC to hold the Assembly polls after January so as to avoid a clash with peak season for tourist arrivals and weddings.

Goa outfit appeals to EC to hold Assembly polls after January
Goa outfit appeals to EC to hold Assembly polls after January

Goa Forward party has appealed to the EC to hold the Assembly polls after January so as to avoid a clash with peak season for tourist arrivals and weddings.

Goa tourism may scale down tender price for beach cleaning

Amid mounting pressure of the opposition and the complaints filed in Lokayukta, Goa tourism department today said it is mulling to scale down the price of the controversial beach cleanliness contract.

Kejriwal to visit Goa again next month

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal will again visit Goa in the first week of August during which he is expected to meet a cross section of society including farmers.

Goa polls: Sardesai questions Cong's seriousness for alliance

Taking a dig at opposition Congress for not taking a stand on alliance with like-minded parties for Goa polls due next year, Independent legislator Vijai Sardesai today questioned the party's seriousness on getting rid of ruling BJP.

30 Sada sub jail inmates shifted after slab collapse

 Around 30 inmates of Sada sub-jail have been shifted to the newly constructed Colvale prison after the slab on the first floor of the facility in Vasco collapsed following heavy rain.

French woman kills minor adopted daughter, slits own throat in Goa — Know what happened
French woman kills minor adopted daughter, slits own throat in Goa — Know what happened

In an incident, a French woman allegedly committed suicide by slitting her throat and that of a minor adopted daughter.

Goa okays grant scheme for students of local language schools

Goa government on Monday approved a scheme providing a special grant of Rs 400 per student every month to aided primary schools having Konkani and Marathi as Medium of Instruction (MoI), Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said here today.

Forming political strategy to defeat BJP in Goa polls: Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar

Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar on Thursday said that a pro-regional languages group he is part of is actively working on a political strategy to defeat the ruling BJP in poll-bound Goa.

Manohar Parrikar visits AAP leader's house, Congress finds it fishy
Manohar Parrikar visits AAP leader's house, Congress finds it fishy

The Goa assembly elections expected to be held in early 2017 are likely to be hotly contested by the ruling BJP, the Congress and the AAP.

Celebrating Portugal's Euro victory, man garlands Hindu deity statue with cross; arrested
Celebrating Portugal's Euro victory, man garlands Hindu deity statue with cross; arrested

A fan of Portugal's football team was arrested on Tuesday in a south Goa village on charge of garlanding a local Hindu deity's statue with a cross while celebrating Portugal's victory over France in the Euro Cup finals.

Infighting in Goa Congress over pre-poll alliance

Goa Congress leaders are engaged in a war of words over the issue of pre-poll alliance with like-minded parties for the state Assembly elections due next year.

I'll remain in Congress if it ties up with like-minded forces: Rane

Congress is facing a rebellion as senior leader Vishwajit Rane has threatened to quit the party.

Print journalism lot more responsible than TV journalism: Parrikar
Print journalism lot more responsible than TV journalism: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar says Print journalism is a lot more responsible than TV journalism.

Can't shift casino vessels from river Mandovi abruptly: CM

He was responding to query on protest against casino Delt in Caravela.

Locals protest anchoring of casino vessel in Mandovi river

 A group of locals today protested against the anchoring of an offshore casino vessel near Chorao's Salim Ali wildlife sanctuary, a protected bird habitat, near here.

Goa RSS chief says they will continue to boycott state government functions - Know reason

Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar, who also heads a regional languages front, on Wednesday said the boycott of state government functions will continue in protest against the alliance government's "pro-English" policy.

Parsekar may lead BJP in Goa Assembly polls: Parrikar
Parsekar may lead BJP in Goa Assembly polls: Parrikar

"Now it is the responsibility of Parsekar to get the party elected again," Parrikar said, referring to current CM Laxmikant Parsekar

Looters from Delhi trying to loot Goa now: Manohar Parrikar's jibe at AAP

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said "looters from Delhi" now had designs to loot Goa and were trying to rile Goans.

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar defends graft-tainted brother-in-law

Dilip Malvankar was arrested by the anti-corruption bureau in an alleged graft case.

People like Arvind Kejriwal as he sensationalises issues: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said AAP founder-convenor was not his "ideal" by any standards.

Goa IG prison Elvis Gomes opts for VRS

Gomes and former Goa Tourism minister Nilkant Halarnkar were booked by ACB in connection with a scam between 2007 and 2011, involving 30,000 square metres of land in Margao town.

Kejriwal chides Goa CM over tainted relative
Kejriwal chides Goa CM over tainted relative

In August last year, Dilip Malvankar, a field officer at the government-run Goa Industrial Development Corp and Parsekar`s brother-in law, was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau while accepting a Rs 1 lakh bribe to facilitate allocation of an industrial plot in Tuem village, 35 km from Panaji.
 

Political parties in Goa encourage sex tourism: Kejriwal
Political parties in Goa encourage sex tourism: Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has said that the tourism of sex, drugs and prostitution in Goa is backed by political patronage and is defaming the state.

Goa RSS chief resigns from committee set up for CM's birthday
Goa RSS chief resigns from committee set up for CM's birthday

Subhash Velingkar said that many people were angry with him for being a part of this committee

AAP will win 35 of Goa's 40 seats in Assembly polls: Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal began his two-day visit to Goa today.

Goa to continue getting incessant rains till July 1: Met

Goa is expected to witness incessant rains till July 1, as the South West monsoon has been active over the state.

Watch: Panaji Mayor Surendra Furtado, 6 others fall in creek during a de-weeding drive
Watch: Panaji Mayor Surendra Furtado, 6 others fall in creek during a de-weeding drive

A photo-op yesterday turned into a major embarrassment for Furtado, landing him into murky waters literally, when a weeding machine he had climbed on along with other officials during a demonstration in a creek for media-persons turned turtle due to overloading.

Locals, tourists trying to make drug-peddling a business: Goa CM

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar appealed to children to act as 'informants' of state police to help in curbing anti-social activities.

Lucky escape for Goa mayor, six others as boat capsizes

The mayor had to be dragged from under the boat, even as all others onboard escaped unhurt but ended up drenched in the sewage-lined water of the creek, swollen by the monsoon torrents.