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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.

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.

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.

Goa CM apologises for calling African a `Negro`

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday apologised for using the word "Negro" in one of the answers tabled on the floor of the House here after the alleged racist slur evoked strong reactions from the members.

No organised drug gangs in Goa: Manohar Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said there are no "organised gangs" that distribute drugs in Goa.

Expunge `Hindu nation` remark in Goa assembly: Congress

The Congress in Goa Monday asked the assembly speaker to expunge a reference to India as a "Hindu nation" made by a minister last month during the monsoon session.

Avoid controversial remarks, Parrikar tells ministers

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has asked all his ministers not to answer tricky questions and avoid controversial remarks.

Goa Assembly congratulates BJP MP Naik`s induction in Centre

Goa Legislative Assembly on Tuesday congratulated BJP MP from North Goa, Shripad Naik for his induction as the Minister for Tourism and Culture in the Narendra Modi-led cabinet.

Goa Assembly goes virtually paperless

The proceedings in the Goa Assembly, which begins its Monsoon Aession July 22, will be virtually paperless, Speaker Rajendra Arlekar said Monday.

`Off shore casinos in Goa to be out of Mandovi river by 2015`

Goa government on Wednesday said that all the off shore casinos would be shifted out of Mandovi river here by December 2015 and the operators had given undertakings to the government during renewal of their licences.

Goa Assembly congratulates state`s first woman HC judge

The Goa legislative assembly on Tuesday congratulated former district and sessions judge Anuja Prabhudessai for her elevation as Goa`s first woman high court judge.

Cong boycotts Goa Assembly session, draws criticism of Speaker

Congress MLAs today boycotted the session of Goa State Legislative Assembly, drawing criticism from Speaker Rajendra Arlekar who termed the move as "politicising of the legislative functioning".

Goa Assembly finalises report on drug nexus

House Committee of Goa Legislative Assembly Wednesday finalised a crucial report probing alleged links between politicians, drug mafia and policemen.

Probe against GCA officials to be completed by March

Goa government will complete inquiry by March next year against officials of Goa Cricket Association (GCA) allegedly embroiled in major financial irregularities, state Legislative Assembly was told Tuesday.

Encroachment near mining leases only 9 hectare: Goa govt

In what may provide relief to mine owners, Goa government Friday said the encroachment outside the mining leases is just 9.2 hectare and not whopping 578 hectare, as pointed out by Justice M B Shah Commission.

16 corruption cases filed in Goa since March 2012: Parrikar

Sixteen corruption cases were filed with the vigilance department in Goa in the last one-and-half year, including against two former chief ministers for their alleged involvement in illegal mining scam, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

Rs 90 cr tax collected from Goa offshore casinos last fiscal

Goa government collected Rs 90 crore in the form of entertainment and entry tax from five off shore casino vessels during financial year 2012-13, state Legislative Assembly was told Friday.

Goa is resting place for terrorists: Parrikar

Goa is used as a "resting place" for unwanted elements and terrorists, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the legislative assembly Thursday.

Goa assembly passes resolution for special status to state

The Goa Legislative Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution demanding special status to the state to protect its shrinking availability of land resources and preserve the cultural identity.

Probe demanded in taxi operators` protest over MLA`s statement

the Goa Assembly Speaker on Monday demanded a probe into the incident of tourist taxi operators allegedly storming into the office of an MLA and said the matter will be handed over to the Privilege Committee.