Goa Assembly

BJP moves EC, seeks two-way e-voting for servicemen

The BJP on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to introduce a two-way electronic voting process for armed forces personnel, saying response to e-ballot facility in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Goa assembly polls this year was "sub-optimal".

Aug 29, 2017, 23:20 PM IST

Goa CM Parrikar asks police to crack down on drugs, late night parties

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he has asked the police department to crack the whip on the drug trade and late night parties in the state.

Mar 22, 2017, 16:22 PM IST

Manohar Parrikar: BJP's poster boy in Goa returns as CM

For Manohar Parrikar, who proved himself to be BJP's best bet in Goa by sewing up a coalition and proving its majority on the floor of Assembly, it is a homecoming and another stint as chief minister of the coastal state.

Mar 16, 2017, 14:50 PM IST

Goa Governor addresses one-day special assembly session

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha refrained from making any policy statement in her address to the special session of the State Legislative Assembly today, owing to Model Code of Conduct, currently in force in the state.

Feb 28, 2017, 13:45 PM IST
Goa MLA makes bizarre remarks in assembly, says cut off hands of those accused of graft

Goa MLA makes bizarre remarks in assembly, says cut off hands of those accused of graft

Goa opposition MLA Naresh Sawal has made a controversial statement in the state assembly by saying the hands of those accused of corruption should be chopped off.

Aug 02, 2016, 13:48 PM IST

Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly, Pratapsinh Rane, death penalty for drug peddlers

Fearing that the coastal state may turn into an "Udta Goa", Leader of Opposition in Assembly, Pratapsinh Rane on Monday recommended death penalty for drug peddlers.

Jul 25, 2016, 17:20 PM IST

Will invite Portuguese PM to felicitate him: Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa was a Portuguese colony for over 450 years until it was liberated by the Indian Army on December 19, 1961. 

Jan 15, 2016, 14:45 PM IST

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.

Jan 12, 2016, 15:19 PM IST

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.

Jan 12, 2016, 13:39 PM IST

Goa advocate general earned Rs 1.86 crore in two years

Goa`s Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni earned Rs 1.86 crore over the last two years in fees for appearing in various courts in and outside the state, the state Assembly was told on Saturday.

Aug 08, 2015, 17:12 PM IST

Find out who compared Goa Crime Branch to 'Gestapo'

Against the backdrop of two Congress leaders on police radar in Louis Berger bribery case, Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly Pratapsingh Rane today compared the state Crime Branch to be acting like Nazi German police 'Gestapo'.

Aug 07, 2015, 14:53 PM IST

Parrikar wants Pacheco to inform assembly of actual hiding place

 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said he would ask convicted legislator Francisco Pacheco to formally clarify in Goa assembly that he was not hiding at his (Parrikar`s) official residence 10, Akbar Road in New Delhi while absconding for two months.

Aug 02, 2015, 04:22 AM IST

Goa Assembly condoles death of former Prez APJ Abdul Kalam

Goa Legislative Assembly on Tuesday paid rich tributes to former President APJ Abdul Kalam and the House was adjourned after adopting a condolence motion.

Jul 28, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

Opposition MLAs marshalled out of Goa assembly

Dramatic scenes were witnessed on the first day of the Goa assembly's monsoon session on Monday with Speaker Rajendra Arlekar ordering marshals to escort opposition MLAs out of the house after they sought resignation of Industries Minister Mahadev Naik for cheating.

Jul 27, 2015, 13:42 PM IST

Goa Assembly to go by procedure for Pacheco's attendance: Speaker

Convicted legislator Francisco Pacheco's attendance during the coming monsoon session of the Goa assembly would be facilitated as per the procedure, Speaker Rajendra Arlekar said on Wednesday.

Jun 10, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

Goa Speaker warns MLAs against loitering in Assembly

Goa Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar has warned legislators against loitering in the House and asked them to confine themselves to their designated seats until the legislative business is over.

Mar 27, 2015, 12:10 PM IST

Goa Speaker to issue guidelines on replies in House

Goa Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar on Tuesday said he will call a meeting of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and senior bureaucrats, after Opposition expressed apprehensions over replies on some issues tabled in the House.

Mar 24, 2015, 14:17 PM IST

Opposition criticises Goa govt's expenses on tourism events

The Opposition members in Goa Assembly Tuesday criticised the state tourism department for huge expenditure on its foreign and domestic events, without conducting a pre-audit of the expenses.

Mar 24, 2015, 14:13 PM IST

Goa Budget session to commence on March 23

The five-day-long budget session of Goa Legislative Assembly will begin from March 23, Speaker Rajendra Arlekar said here on Thursday.

Feb 12, 2015, 13:54 PM IST

Panaji bypoll: No criminal record against any candidate

None of the four candidates contesting for the Panaji Assembly constituency in the bypoll has a criminal record against them, according to their affidavits as accessed by election watchdog ADR.

Feb 10, 2015, 20:39 PM IST