Goa News

Sameer Sardana had downloaded info on making bombs on his laptop: ATS

ATS and Intelligence Bureau (IB) are interrogating Sameer in Panaji. 

Sameer Sardana, arrested terror suspect, was collecting bomb blasts info in Goa: ATS
Sameer Sardana, arrested terror suspect, was collecting bomb blasts info in Goa: ATS

Sameer Sardana, the son of a retired Army officer, had been collecting information about bomb blasts which have taken place across the country in the past when he was arrested at the Vasco Railway Station, said a senior police official.

Panaji Municipal Corporation to go to polls on March 6

The elections to Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) would be conducted on March 6, a senior official said today.

Goa CM briefs Rajnath Singh on law & order situation

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi and briefed him on the law and order situation in the state.

Goa govt stalls release of Godse book on Gandhi death anniversary

Anup Sardesai, the writer of the book titled 'Nathuram Godse - The Story of an Assassin', said he would go ahead with its release at a different venue.

Release of Nathuram Godse book on Gandhi's birth anniversary sparks controversy
Release of Nathuram Godse book on Gandhi's birth anniversary sparks controversy

Newly formed Goa Forward party has opposed the release of a book on Mahatma Gandhi 's killer Nathuram Godse scheduled for Saturday on the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

Coconut is a palm or tree? The big debate in Goas

 Green activists led by fashion designer Wendell Rodricks have requested Goa Governor Mridula Sinha not to give assent to the controversial Bill

Goa elections likely between December 11-18: CEO

The Chief Electoral Office of Goa has proposed that the State Legislative Assembly elections can be held from December 11 to 18 as the current term gets over

Bomb scare in Bengaluru-Goa Air Asia flight

Following a bomb scare, a Goa-bound aircraft was thoroughly searched here on Wednesday.

Syrian overstaying in India detained in Goa

A Syrian national, allegedly overstaying in India, was picked up and detained by Goa Police from an offshore casino off Panaji late on Monday night, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

No official info on ISIS plot to attack Goa: Police

Even as media reports claimed that the suspected ISIS members arrested in the recent nationwide NIA crackdown had revealed their plot to attack Goa, the state police Monday said they were yet to receive any formal communication in this regard.

Woman found dead on Goa beach

She seems to be her in early 20s. She is an Indian," Inspector Devendra Gad of Pernem Police Station said.

RSS demands apology from Portugual PM on his visit to Goa

Goa was liberated from the Portuguese rule on December 19, 1961.  

ISIS letter threatens to kill PM Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar: Goa Police
ISIS letter threatens to kill PM Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar: Goa Police

An anonymous letter purportedly signed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has threatened to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Louis Berger case: Goa CM Parsekar says comapny not blacklisted in state

 Although Louis Berger is under scanner in Goa for the alleged bribery scam, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said that the US firm was not blacklisted in the state.

Regional forces join hands in Goa ahead of Assembly polls

Three Independent legislators – Vijai Sardessai, Rohan Khaunte and Naresh Sawal – have already vowed support for the party.

Goa lawyers to protest shifting of lower courts outside Panaji

Lawyers in Goa will sport black or white bands on their arms today to protest the shifting of lower courts from a Portuguese-era building in Panaji to a place on the city outskirts.

Drafting rules to ban casino entry of persons below 21: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today informed the state Assembly that his government is drafting rules to ban entry of persons below 21 years of age to casinos. The rules (regarding the ban) are being drafted, he said, adding, "We will notify the rules when they are finalised."

Goa opposition questions expenditure on foreign junkets

The opposition on Tuesday grilled the ruling BJP-led coalition government in Goa over spending Rs 19 crore on foreign junkets of tourism officials over the past three years.

How many tourists visit Goa? Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has no answer
How many tourists visit Goa? Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has no answer

Even as state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar claimed that 90 percent of the passengers arriving on Goa's Dabolim airport are tourists, legislators from both ruling and opposition parties benches cornered him for not being able to furnish adequate visitors' data from AAI.

Anant Shet elected as Goa Assembly Speaker

BJP legislator Anant Shet was on Tuesday elected as the Speaker of Goa Assembly defeating his rival Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco by 28 to 9 votes in the 40-member House.

Verbal abuse case: Singer Remo Fernandes arrested, let-off on bail
Verbal abuse case: Singer Remo Fernandes arrested, let-off on bail

Pop singer Remo Fernandes was on Friday arrested by Goa Police and later released on a bail bond when he appeared before investigating officer in connection with a case of alleged verbal abuse of a minor girl.

Delhi's odd-even scheme won't work in Goa: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the Delhi Government's odd-even formula for rationing road traffic cannot be replicated in the tourist state like Goa.

Woman held for assaulting cops in Goa

A woman was arrested on Thursday for allegedly manhandling a policeman and a woman constable at Panaji Police Station where she had come to lodge a complaint. 

Minor arrested for raping mentally ill girl in Panaji

A 16-year old boy has been arrested for allegedly raping a 21-year-old mentally deranged

Manohar Parrikar feels Goa's green NGOs target issues selectively

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar feels that the local green NGOs agitate on selective issues, mainly targeting the developmental projects in the state.

Goa Governor pens song for 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has written a special song on 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' which would be pasted at the entrances of state government departments.

Canadian tourist raped in Goa, J&K man held

A man hailing from Jammu and Kashmir was on Saturday arrested for allegedly raping a Canadian tourist in the coastal village of Arambol in north Goa.

Goan man killed just for a crab
Goan man killed just for a crab

 A squabble over a freshly-trapped crab resulted in the death of a middle-aged man at Goa`s Dongri, around 10 km from here.

For Goa, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is a real ''prabhu''!
For Goa, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is a real ''prabhu''!

Suresh Prabhu may well be India`s railways minister, but for Goa, in Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar`s words, he is nothing short of a `prabhu` (lord) himself, especially vis-a-vis the quantum of projects sanctioned by him for India`s smallest state over the last one year.