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Rape comments were not insensitive, but misquoted: Parrikar

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 22:58

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Wednesday said his comments in the media on women and rape were misquoted and there was no insensitivity in his remarks.

Bikinis can`t be banned, but stop drinking in public: Goa CM

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:29

Bikinis cannot be banned on beaches, but there could be a crack-down on drinking in public in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

Goa SIT questions miner about bribe-accused Congressmen

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 16:50

A mine lease operator who last week accused a former Congress chief minister, his son and an ex-health minister of accepting crores of rupees from him for lobbying and sanctioning permissions for his lease, Wednesday deposed before a Goa Police Special Investigation Team.

Four Goa MLAs asked to reimburse Brazil tour ticket amount

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 14:15

Goa government has asked its four MLAs, including a cabinet minister, to reimburse the money spent on booking tickets to Brazil to watch the football World Cup, even as the legislators left for the South American country to witness the ongoing mega sporting event.

Expel Goa minister for mini-skirt, bikini remarks: Congress

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 14:06

The Congress on Wednesday demanded the expulsion of Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar for his controversial remarks where he demanded a ban on women wearing mini-skirts to night clubs and bikinis to beaches.

While commenting on red tape, Parrikar wades into potential controversy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 00:22

While talking about the red tape faced by those who want to start a new factory, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar recounted a potentially controversial remark during a speech over the week-end.

Congress sends pink skirt to Goa minister`s office address

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 21:10

The Congress party in Goa on Tuesday sent a pink skirt to state public works department minister Sudin Dhavalikar to protest against his remarks that wearing skirts was not Goan culture.

Goa minister seeks ban on bikinis

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 20:42

Having already triggered a controversy by his remark against "young girls going to pubs in short dresses", Goa minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Tuesday waded into another, saying bikinis should be banned on state`s beaches.

Muthalik welcomes Goa minister`s remark on girls visiting pubs in short dresses

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 16:11

A day after a Goa minister spoke against young girls visiting pubs in short dresses, Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik Tuesday welcomed the statement saying it showed that several important people shared his views.

GSHRC notice to DGP for police inaction in assault on woman

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 15:54

Goa State Human Rights Commission (GSHRC) has issued notice to state DGP for police inaction in the alleged assault of a middle-aged woman by three persons.