Goa News

SC ban on 'voracious' mining saved Goa: CM
SC ban on 'voracious' mining saved Goa: CM

The Supreme Court ban on the "voracious" iron ore mining in Goa may have saved the state from ecological peril, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said.

Goa BJP seeks parole for ex-minister jailed for assault

The Goa BJP on Friday demanded parole for jailed ex-minister Francisco Pacheco to let him attend upcoming assembly session on the lines of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt.

Probe conducted into dealings of 82 mining leases in Goa

In a major step towards recovering the money involved in illegal mining in Goa, a team of chartered accountants constituted by the state government has submitted details about 82 of the total 118 mining leases.

Another Goa minister accused of faking educational qualification

Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar was on Tuesday accused of "faking" his educational qualification in his poll-related affidavit but Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza said an elected representative "need not be educationally qualified".

New prison to soon become operational in Goa

The newly inaugurated prison in Colvale village of Goa will be soon operational after India Reserve Battalion (IRB) takes over the outward security of this jail, a top official said on Monday.

Insecurity plaguing minorities: Goa Archbishop

Goa Archbishop Filile Neri Ferrao on Saturday said "clouds of fear and insecurity" were looming large over the minorities in the country while expressing solidarity with a 48-year-old Catholic nun from Raipur who was gang raped on June 19.

Goa can show the way on green politics: Yadav

Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav believes that Goa can show the way on green politics in India considering the state's past history of fighting for environmental causes.

Goa seeks expedition of process to resume mining in state

 Goa on Friday asked the Centre to initiate steps to resume the process of mining in the mineral-rich state, which has been put on hold for over two years now.

MLA demands 3rd state Finance Commission for Goa


Panaji: Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte on Friday demanded formation of third state Finance Commission for Goa, which is due for last six years.

Monserratte induction not on agenda: Parsekar

Amid speculations in political circles about induction of expelled Congress MLA Atanasio Monserratte in Goa Cabinet, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday said "the induction is not on the agenda."

Monserratte induction not on agenda: CM Laxmikant Parsekar

Amid speculations in political circles about induction of expelled Congress MLA Atanasio Monserratte in Goa Cabinet, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Friday "the induction is not on the agenda."

Goa to ban plastic items from government offices

Plastic cups and other plastic cutlery will soon be banned from Goa government offices and functions conducted by the state government.

Illegal mining: Goa, Odisha, Jharkhand still to file ATRs

Three states of Goa, Odisha and Jharkhand have not submitted the latest action taken reports on steps taken to curb illegal mining even after a high level panel raised the issue in September last year.

Need to remove stones from rice: Goa Governor on minister's degree row

In the wake of a row over Goa minister Sudin Dhavalikar's alleged fake degree, state Governor Mridula Sinha on Tuesday said there was a need to keep "bad things" away from society.

Goa minister's name missing from list of passed students: AAP

Aam Admi Party Tuesday produced a document to back its claim that Goa public works department minister Sudin Dhavalikar had given wrong information about his education in his election affidavit.

Goa scheme for girls faces closure

Goa government's two-decade-old scheme providing financial assistance to girls from families below poverty line for their marriage is on the verge of closure due to poor response from applicants.

AAP may approach SC over false election affidavits

The AAP on Monday said it may approach the Supreme Court over elected representatives lying on affidavits, and demanded the arrest of Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar for submitting a false graduation degree to the election authorities.

Goa govt wants postage stamp on Charles Correa

The Goa government will press for a postal stamp to be issued in honour of architect Charles Correa, who passed away after a brief illness last week.

Goa to form panel to sort out claims of freedom fighters

Over fifty years after Goa's liberation from Portuguese rule, the state government has finally decided to form a high-level committee to verify applications of individuals who claim themselves to be "freedom fighters".

Goa Minister Dhavalikar rubbishes allegations over his educational qualification

Goa's Public Works Department Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar on Friday rubbished allegations by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that he has given false declaration about his educational qualification in the affidavit filed before the Election Commission.

Yoga day not compulsory in Goa schools: CM Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Friday said it is not compulsory for schools in the state to hold International Yoga Day on June 21.

AAP says Goa minister's degree fake; CM says education no criteria

The AAP in Goa on Thursday alleged that state Public Works Department Minister Ramakrishna alias Sudin Dhavalikar`s Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree was "fake". His party termed the allegation "baseless", while Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said educational qualification was not a criteria to be a minister.

Goa customs to visit Karnataka for gold smuggling probe

Goa customs sleuths are likely to visit Bhatkal town in Karnataka after two people from the area were arrested here within the span of a week for smuggling gold from Dubai, an official here said on Thursday.

Bigger Hindutva organizations have become inactive: Muthalik
Bigger Hindutva organizations have become inactive: Muthalik

Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik on Wednesday claimed that "bigger Hindutva organisations" have become "inactive" leaving the smaller groups to unite for the cause.

Court seeks report on alleged VIP treatment to Pacheco in jail

A Goa court has sought report from jail authorities here over allegations that VIP treatment was being given to former minister Fransisco Miccky Pacheco who is currently undergoing sentence at the Sada sub-jail for assaulting a junior engineer from the electricity department.

Nothing wrong with seeking help of Catholic MLAs: Goa Church

Goa Church's educational arm Archdiocesan Board of Education (ABE) on Tuesday defended its decision to call a meeting of Catholic MLAs to seek their help for lobbying with the state government.

Don't seek ration card as identity proof: Goa govt tells depts

Goa government on Tuesday made it clear that as per the Centre's directive, ration card is no longer to be used as an identity or residence proof for the purpose of government schemes, and no government department should insist on it.

Goa scraps 'Surya Namaskar' for students on World Yoga Day

The BJP-led coalition government in Goa on Tuesday withdrew a circular issued to schools earlier this month seeking the presence of students for public yoga and 'Surya Namaskar' performances at an indoor stadium near here.

Doubling of SCR line will boost tourism: Goa chamber

Doubling the South Central Railway's track, which terminates in Goa, will increase the tourism potential of the state and also boost industrial growth, the state commerce chamber said on Monday.

Goa offshore casinos should not be relocated in river: Cong

Opposition Congress in Goa on Monday opposed the move of state government to relocate the off-shore casino vessels in the river saying these vessels should be sent in the sea.