Goa News

BJP welcomes rearing of cow, calf at Goa Raj Bhavan

The BJP has welcomed Goa Governor Mridula Sinha's adoption of a cow and a calf, and rearing of animals on Raj Bhavan grounds.

Parrikar goofs up on Rajinikanth's name, apologises

 Newly-installed union Defence Minister -- and former Goa chief minister -- Manohar Parrikar Thursday almost incurred southern cinema czar Rajinikanth`s wrath when he missed out on mentioning the legendary actor`s name while formally acknowledging the presence of dignitaries present at the 45th IFFI inauguration ceremony here.

Ban Ebola patients from entering Goa: Ex-CM

 Ebola patients should not be allowed to enter Goa and those who succumb to the disease should not be buried in the state, demanded Congressman and former Goa chief minister Ravi Naik.

Cow and calf new residents of Goa Raj Bhavan

Panaji: After building a cow shed in Raj Bhavan complex, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha is all set to welcome the first cow and calf to the plush grounds of the estate located on the outskirts of the capital.

'International cooperation imperative to nab paedophiles'

A lack of coordination among international agencies allows paedophiles who are travelling abroad to get off scot-free, making it possible for them to repeat the crime, according to a UK-based anti-child sex trafficking activist.

Activist wants Parrikar's name deleted from voters' list

A city activist lawyer in his complaint to the election authorities here Monday sought removal of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar`s name from the Panaji voters` list, alleging that the former chief minister never resided at the address mentioned in it.

Goa Governor renews vows with husband

Panaji: Goa Governor Mridula Sinha renewed her wedding vows with husband Dr Ram Kripal Sinha in a couple blessing ceremony here almost 56 years after their marriage.

Goa CM Parsekar allocates portfolios

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday allocated portfolios to his ministers.

Won't interfere in working of Goa CM Pareskar: Manohar Parrikar

 Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Saturday that he would not interfere in working of the new Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and is open to guide him if he needs help.

Pacheco, Furtado sworn in Goa cabinet

Goa Vikas Party (GVP) legislator Francisco Miccky Pacheco and Independent legislator Avertano Furtado were on Saturday inducted in the Laxmikant Parsekar-led state cabinet.

Will ensure that Goa Shipyard Limited's order-book is full: Parrikar

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the government will ensure that the order book of Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) here will remain full under the `Make in India' initiative.

CII wants Manohar Parrikar to acquire defence land in Goa

The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Goa wants Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to look at acquiring land from defence and armed forces in the state, so that it can be used for "effective and progressive" use.

Goa CM Parsekar to take Pacheco, Furtado in ministry

 The BJP-led Goa government has decided to induct two more alliance legislators in the cabinet.

I will have political role in UP only if party wants: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Thursday that he would get involved in the politics in Uttar Pradesh, from where he has been to elected to Rajya Sabha, only if BJP asked him to.

Manohar Parrikar travels economy class to Goa

Leaving aside the official executive jet he is entitled to, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday flew economy class on a budget airline to his home state Goa on a four-day trip during which he will visit Goa Shipyard, Navy facilities and meet Coast Guard officials.

Aadhaar card helps mother trace son lodged in Goa prison

An Aadhaar card has helped an 80-year-old mother from Kerala, who had been waiting for the past 16 years to hear from her son, trace him to the Agauda central prison in Goa.

Manohar Parrikar gets grand reception in Goa

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was on Wednesday accorded a rousing welcome by BJP workers in Goa, the state he had helmed before being elevated to the Union cabinet in recent expansion.

Wife of engineer stranded in Iran seeks help from Goa CM Parsekar

The wife of one of the two engineers stranded in Iran since December 2013, has sought intervention from newly-appointed Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar to secure the release of her husband and his colleague.

Airport, mining, investment board: A wish-list for new Goa CM

Panaji: With new Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar at the helm, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Goa has drawn up a virtual to-do list for the new appointee who succeeded Manohar Parrikar after he became the defence minister Sunday.

Goa CM's son gives Congress leader 'last warning'

Goa's new Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar may have barely completed a day in office, but his son Rishi created ripples on Facebook by issuing a "last warning" to a Congress leader.

I will be BJP's face for next assembly polls: Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday claimed that he would be the party's face for the 2017 Legislative Assembly elections in the state.

Parrikar should 'defend and protect' me too: Parsekar

Panaji: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar may have been entrusted with the task of defending the country, but Goa's new Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar conceded Tuesday, minutes after assuming charge, that he too looks forward to being "defended and protected" by Parrikar in his new innings.

Two nabbed with party drug worth Rs.10.25 lakh in Goa

Panaji: Two Mumbai residents were arrested for possessing party drug amphetamine or 'Speed' worth Rs.10.25 lakh in a raid conducted in the early hours of Monday, police said.

Portfolios allocation to be done by weekend: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will expand his cabinet and allocate portfolios to his ministers during this weekend.

PM Modi congratulates Laxmikant Parsekar on becoming Goa CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Laxmikant Parsekar on his becoming the chief minister of Goa and expressed confidence that he will take the state to newer heights of progress.

Laxmikant Parsekar beats odds to become Goa's 11th CM
Laxmikant Parsekar beats odds to become Goa's 11th CM

Goa Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was sworn-in as the state's 11th chief minister Saturday, pipping to the post rivals like assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar and Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza who had doggedly opposed his candidature till less than two hours before the oath taking.

Laxmikant Parsekar: A 'rebel' who made it big in Goa with BJP

Laxmikant Parsekar, who had rebelled against his family of die-hard MGP supporters to contest on BJP ticket his first Assembly Election in 1988, has reaped the reward for his loyalty to the party with his election as Chief Minister of Goa.

Laxmikant Parsekar to be Goa's new Chief Minister

Goa Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was on Saturday elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party, paving the way for his elevation as the new Chief Minister, snuffing out any challenge from Deputy CM Francis D'Souza.

Mixed feelings over Parrikar leaving state: Archbishop

Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao said here on Saturday that people of Goa have mixed feelings over Manohar Parrikar leaving the state politics to take up his new assignment at the Centre.

Manohar Parrikar resigns as Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is tipped to become the Union Defence Minister, on Saturday tendered his resignation from the post paving way for the appointment of his successor in the state.