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GBSHSE (gbshse.gov.in) SSC 10th Results 2015: Goa Board (goaresults.nic.in) Class 10 results 2015 to be declared on May 23
GBSHSE (gbshse.gov.in) SSC 10th Results 2015: Goa Board (goaresults.nic.in) Class 10 results 2015 to be declared on May 23

  The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) is going to announce the Goa Class 10th Results 2015 tomorrow, 23 May.

Six crude bombs recovered from house in Goa

 Six crude bombs were found from a house in Sattari taluka on Thursday during a raid by forest department officials probing a poaching case, police said.

Congress slams ministers for saying tourists come to Goa for drugs

Goa Congress has threatened to "throw cow dung on the face of ministers" who claim that tourists arrive in the state due to availability of drugs.

Goa: Congress questions move to reinstate cops being probed by CBI

 The Congress party here on Wednesday questioned CBI's move to grant a 'No Objection Certificate' (NOC) reinstating seven policemen, who were being probed by the agency itself for allegedly selling seized drugs back to the narcotics mafia.

Goa beach village wants ban on glass bottles

The sarpanch of a coastal village in Goa wants a ban on the use of glass bottles on the beaches as strewn broken bottles are causing a menace.

Police-drug peddler nexus: Goa govt reinstates suspended cops

Goa government Tuesday reinstated two senior police officers and five constables who were suspended and arrested for their involvement with narcotics lobby in the state in 2010.

'On-the-run' Goa minister also a loan defaulter

Troubles have compounded for the "on-the-run" former Goa minister Francisco "Mickky" Pacheco with the AAP now accusing the state government of allowing him to get away with a loan default of around Rs 5 crore taken from a government-run corporation.

Goa govt stops paying electricity bills for religious places

Years after illuminating several churches, temples and a mosque in the state, Goa government on Monday decided not to foot their electricity bill anymore as an austerity measure, drawing flak from the opposition.

NCP asks Goa govt to release 'report card' of ministers

 Nationalist Congress Party on Monday asked the Laxmikant Parsekar-led BJP government to make public the 'report card' of its ministers, saying not doing so is akin to its admission of failure in governance.

Dedicate a day for Swachch Bharat: Goa governor

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has asked the hospitality industry to observe the last Saturday of each month as a `Clean Day` so that the workforce could spend an hour cleaning up the locality and promote cleanliness.

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar intervenes to end fishermen stir; assures protection

Two days after Goan fishermen went on a flash strike over alleged assault on their crew, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday sought to resolve the matter, resuming the supply of fish to the state market.

Goa Police to escort fish consignments from Maharashtra

Fish consignments from Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district will be ferried to Goa under police escort, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.

SC declines Goa legislator's plea for more time to surrender

 The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined the plea of Goa legislator Francisco Xavier, alias Mickky Pacheco, seeking four weeks` time to surrender after his conviction and sentencing for assaulting a government servant in 2006.

Goa govt launches hot air balloon, amphibious vehicle

Adding attractions to its tourism portfolio, the Goa government on Saturday launched hot air balloon and amphibious vehicles in the picturesque state of beaches.

Preliminary study underway on helicopter unit in Goa: Parrikar

 A preliminary assessment by HAL and consultation with his ministry will decide on Goa's feasibility for setting up a helicopter manufacturing unit, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.

Was surprised by court order to search my residence: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said he was surprised after a local court issued a warrant to search his official residence in Delhi to trace former Goa minister Francisco Miccky Pacheco, who is reported to be absconding after conviction in a 2006 assault case.

Parrikar condones police failure to nab convicted former minister Francisco Pacheco

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday tried to condone Goa Police for their inability to nab a convicted former minister Francisco Pacheco, who has been on the run for nearly a month now, and said if needed they could take help of other police forces.

Student suicide rekindles Goa's teen-stress debate

 On a hot and sultry day, the heat was perhaps the last thing on 18-year-old Vishnu Natarajan's mind when he jumped to his death from a building's third storey in Ponda town, 35 km from this Goa capital.

Ten bogies of Ernakulam-Duronto Express derail in Goa

Ten bogies of the Lokamanya Tilak Terminus-Ernakulum Duronto Express derailed near Balli railway station in South Goa on Sunday, but no casualties have been reported so far.

Goa Church sets up fund to help Nepal earthquake victims

Goa Church on Saturday announced that it would collect donations to help earthquake victims in Nepal.

Goa government identifies land to set up new IIT

 Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said the government has identified three separate plots to set up the proposed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the state.

Goa MLA slams own government for allowing more casinos

The BJP-led government`s plans to allow five more casinos in Goa has found opposition from one of its own legislators.

Goa yoga instructor booked for raping foreign national

Police in the popular beach village of Anjuna have booked a well-known Goa-based yoga instructor for raping a foreigner, while his wife, also a yoga teacher, has been booked for threatening the victim.

Goa cop acquitted in sexual abuse case

A Goa court Thursday acquitted a suspended head constable who alongwith two other policemen was accused of sexually abusing a woman at a police station.

'Missing' ex-Goa minister's arrest warrant extended by a week

A Goa court on Monday extended the arrest warrant of convicted former minister Francisco Pacheco by seven days while issuing a notice to his partner Viola Pacheco to produce the sitting MLA, missing for nearly three weeks.

Inquiry demanded into Goa journalists' assault

Panaji; A journalists' organisation in Goa on Monday demanded a magisterial inquiry after three press photographers and seven policemen were injured in an assault allegedly led by organisers of an

Six boys rescued from custody of UK national in Goa

Six boys from Kolhapur in Maharashtra were rescued from the custody of a British national here last month by Panaji police with the help of a local NGO.

Unfair to target Parrikar over absconding ex-Minister: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday said it was unfair to accuse Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of harbouring controversial politician Fransisco Miccky Pacheco, who is on the run to avoid arrest in an assault case, and claimed it was a move to defame him.

Only 50 villages in Western ghat of Goa eco-sensitive: Report

In a relief to over 40 villages of Goa, the state government-appointed committee has said only 50 villages fall under eco-sensitive areas (ESA) of the Western ghats and not 99 as stated by Dr K Kasturirangan Committee.

New offshore patrol vessel built for Coast Guard launched

A 105-metre new generation Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), to help increase the Coast Guard's requirements for policing of the vast Indian Exclusive Economic Zone, was launched by the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) on Friday.