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Congress to meet on Sept 26 to decide candidates for Goa polls
Congress to meet on Sept 26 to decide candidates for Goa polls

Congress is likely to soon announce the first list of candidates for the polls slated next year.

Scarlett Keeling rape-murder case: Both accused acquitted; mother 'devastated', Goa CM says it's a heartbreaking judgement
Scarlett Keeling rape-murder case: Both accused acquitted; mother 'devastated', Goa CM says it's a heartbreaking judgement

The 15-year-old's half-naked body was found at Anjuna beach in February 2008.

Eight years after British teen Scarlett Keeling's rape and murder, both accused let off by Goa court
Eight years after British teen Scarlett Keeling's rape and murder, both accused let off by Goa court

A Goa court on Friday acquitted two men accused of raping and killing British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling in 2008.

AAP will help BJP ensure Congress-mukt Goa: Gadkari

Gadkari also expressed confidence of continuining with the current alliance with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP).

ALERT! Mumbai-Goa National Highway closed for traffic
ALERT! Mumbai-Goa National Highway closed for traffic

On the night of August 2, a British-era bridge constructed over Savitri river on the Mumbai-Goa highway collapsed.

Google extends support to make Mumbai 'Wifi city'

Google has extended its support to the Maharashtra government to make Mumbai a 'Wifi city'.

Goa Assembly elections: BJP to form alliance with MGP for polls? Here's the truth
Goa Assembly elections: BJP to form alliance with MGP for polls? Here's the truth

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader Sudhir Dhavalikar on Monday said his party and BJP are firm to enter into an alliance for the Goa Assembly polls, slated next year.

Several BJP workers from Fatorda join Goa Forward Party

A year after contesting the municipal elections, several leaders from then BJP-backed panel in Margao town have joined Goa Forward Party ahead of the state Assembly elections scheduled early next year.

I am a disciplined Swayamsevak: Parrikar on RSS-Goa rumblings
I am a disciplined Swayamsevak: Parrikar on RSS-Goa rumblings

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday downplayed the issue of rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar floating a political outfit in poll-bound Goa.

Manohar Parrikar, Nitin Gadkari, Sripad Naik are BJP's star campaigners for Goa polls

The BJP on Friday announced that Union Ministers Manohar Parrikar, Nitin Gadkari and Sripad Naik will be party's star campaigner for the Goa polls, slated next year.

Congress seeks ban on ads promoting casinos in Goa

The Congress on Wednesday demanded immediate ban on advertisements promoting casinos in Goa, claiming that it will cast a wrong impression on the young minds.

Aam Aadmi Party announces four candidates for Goa polls
Aam Aadmi Party announces four candidates for Goa polls

Aam Aadmi Party today announced the first list of four candidates for the Goa Assembly elections due in March 2017.

AAP promises Delhi-like 'mohalla clinics' in Goa
AAP promises Delhi-like 'mohalla clinics' in Goa

Delhi's popular "mohalla clinics" and polyclinics will be replicated in Goa if AAP is voted to power, the party said in a statement here on Monday.

Goa RSS chief flays Manohar Parrikar over medium of instruction issue

Newly-appointed Goa RSS chief, Laxman Behre, on Monday criticised Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for 'mishandling' the Medium of Instruction (MOI) issue, over which regional language crusader and former state head of Sangh Subhash Velingkar broke ranks and floated a parallel outfit recently.

Importance of coastal security evident post-Mumbai attacks: Rajnath
Importance of coastal security evident post-Mumbai attacks: Rajnath

The importance of coastal security became evident after the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008, Home minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.

Goods train derails on Konkan railway, disrupts traffic

Konkan Railway has terminated two trains mid-journey and cancelled another following derailment of two wagons and the brake van of a goods train in Karnataka on Tuesday evening, an official said.

Sex CD row: 'Objectionable' posters of Sandeep come up in Goa; AAP irked

AAP has began ground work in Goa for the upcoming Assembly elections where they will contest all the 40 seats.

Shiv Sena alleges irregularities in vehicle registration in Goa
Shiv Sena alleges irregularities in vehicle registration in Goa

Goa Shiv Sena on Sunday alleged irregularities in vehicle registration process in Goa and bordering Puducherry where taxation is minimal.

Manohar Parrikar to meet Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar over RSS state unit issue
Manohar Parrikar to meet Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar over RSS state unit issue

Amid rumblings in RSS's Goa unit following the ouster of its chief Subhash Velingkar, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has arrived in the state and is likely to meet Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today.

Shiv Sena pulls up Manohar Parrikar, extends support to sacked Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar
Shiv Sena pulls up Manohar Parrikar, extends support to sacked Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar

The RSS had earlier this week sacked Subhash Velingkar, a day after the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch of which he is a part announced the floating of a political party.

Goa BJP MLA like asuras, Parrikar cheated us: Velingkar

Describing BJP MLAs in Goa as 'asuras' (demons) and holding Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar responsible for the degeneration of the saffron party in the coastal state, expelled Goa RSS leader Subhash Velingkar on Thursday warned the BJP once again, that it would lose the upcoming state legislative assembly elections.

Sacked Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar floats new state unit, appoints loyalists as office bearers
Sacked Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar floats new state unit, appoints loyalists as office bearers

Former RSS Goa unit chief Subhash Velingkar on Thursday floated new state unit and appointed all his supporters, who had resigned from the right-wing body expressing solidarity with him, as the new office bearers.

Mass resignations from RSS in Goa over Subhash Velingkar's sacking
Mass resignations from RSS in Goa over Subhash Velingkar's sacking

Over 100 local RSS members and office bearers accused Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and BJP top brass of conspiring to sack Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar.

Sangh explains why Goa RSS Chief Subhash Velingkar was sacked

Goa RSS Chief Subhash Velingkar was sacked on Wednesday because of a language agitation he was leading -- against the BJP-led coalition government in the state -- was taking a political turn, a statement issued by the Hindu organisation said.

Cabinet panel clears redevelopment of Goa port berths

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved redevelopment of two major berths and other barge berths at the Mormugao port in Goa on the public-private partnership (PPP) basis.

'Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar should not have been sacked'
'Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar should not have been sacked'

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday expressed regret over the unceremonious removal of Subhash Velingkar as the state RSS chief.

RSS axes Goa chief for acting against BJP government

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Wednesday removed its Goa chief, Subhash Welingkar, for working against the Bharatiya Janata Party state government.

Goa Deputy CM to participate in Mother Teresa canonisation ceremony

Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday said he would be part of a government delegation participating in the canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa in Vatican City, and described the Albanian missionary as a "Saint of the poor".

Goa Congress sees communal conspiracy in rail fare hike

The Congress party in Goa on Monday alleged a communal design on part of the BJP government at the Centre and in the state with regard to the 300 per cent hike in special train fare from Goa to the Velankannni shrine in Tamil Nadu, which hosts a popular Catholic feast of "Our Lady of Good Health" on September 8.

SHOCKING! 2.5 kg gold dumped in Air India plane toilet? - SEE PICS
SHOCKING! 2.5 kg gold dumped in Air India plane toilet? - SEE PICS

A whopping 2.5 kg of gold dumped in Air India plane toilet, has been seized by customs.