Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Monday warned people against the onslaught of certain "social diseases" in the coastal state brought in by tourists and asked citizens to exercise caution against the possible excesses of their culture.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday refused to comment over Congress' demand to tender a public apology over his statements on some former Prime Ministers compromising country's "deep assets".
Two days after the Goa health minister officially revealed the presence of suspected swine flu-afflicted patients in the state, health authorities Friday issued an advisory asking people to take basic precautions against the infection.
A 19-year-old boy was arrested in Goa Wednesday for making a hoax phone call to Delhi Police and warning of an attempt to disrupt the Republic Day parade where US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest.
Controversies triggered by local politicians over banning bikinis, Hindu nation conspiracies, anti-gay sentiments etc have failed to affect Goa`s reputation as a prime tourist destination, state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said here on Saturday.
The Goa government will write to the union environment and forests ministry to revoke the suspension of green clearances to the state's mining leases in order to spur the restarting of iron ore mines, which have been non-operational for more than two years, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said Friday.