Goa

Onus on citizens to make India great: Goa CM

 Every Indian citizen has to commit himself to make India the world's greatest country, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said after hoisting the national tricolour in Panaji Monday.

Guv warns against onslaught of "social diseases" in Goa

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.

Goa hosts fest with Indian, Russian musicians
Goa hosts fest with Indian, Russian musicians

 ZimaFest - India's newest live musical festival - began on a high note here and saw an amalgamation of Indian and Russian DJs and bands.

Manohar Parrikar keeps mum after controversial 'deep assets' remark
Manohar Parrikar keeps mum after controversial 'deep assets' remark

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".

Goa BJP leader Vishnu Wagh fulminates against Parrikar

 Goa MLA and BJP leader Vishnu Surya Wagh on Friday accused Defence Minister and former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of using him during the election campaign and discarding later.

Can't hold wine festival in Goa on Republic Day: NGT

The four-day Grape Escapade, an annual wine and lifestyle festival that was to begin Friday, has been truncated to three days by the National Green Tribunal as Republic Day will be a `dry day`.

Goa issues swine flu advisory after two suspect cases

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.

India Beach Fashion Week-2015 opens in Goa on Feb 5

India Beach Fashion Week 2015 showcasing leading fashionistas and budding designers will kick off on on Candolim beach from February 5.

Youth held for hoax call of terror attack on Obama

A 19-year-old youth from Goa has been arrested for making a hoax call to Delhi Police warning them of a terror attack on US President Barack Obama.

19-year-old arrested in Goa for R-Day terror hoax

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.

Conversions violate freedom of religion: Faleiro

Senior Congress leader Eduardo Faleiro has said conversions should be stopped in the country as such activities violate the freedom of religion.

Sene chief Muthalik seeks permission to visit Goa in Feb

Right-wing outfit Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik, who has been banned from entering Goa, has sought permission from the state administration to visit the state for 10 days in February.

Goa to host Indo-Russian musical festival 'ZimaFest'

Bringing together the music of two worlds, Goa will host 'ZimaFest' - India's newest live musical festival that will witness a confluence of Russian and Indian music at Candolim beach.

Were you among the 50 lakh pilgrims at the St. Francis Xavier exposition?
Were you among the 50 lakh pilgrims at the St. Francis Xavier exposition?

Avril-Ann Braganza

Even with a turnout more than double since the last exposition, the 43-day solemn event, turned out to be a success

Were you among the 50 lakh pilgrims at the St. Francis Xavier exposition?
Were you among the 50 lakh pilgrims at the St. Francis Xavier exposition?

Avril-Ann Braganza

Even with a turnout more than double since the last exposition, the 43-day solemn event, turned out to be a success

Goa BJP meeting to decide future strategy

BJP's Goa unit will hold a 'Chintan Baithak' on Monday to review the performance of its government led by Laxmikant Parsekar and decide strategy for the 2017 state Assembly polls.

Goa's reputation unaffected by controversies: Minister

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.

Goa minister blames Putin for drop in Russian tourists

Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Saturday said the steep fall in the number of Russian tourists visiting the state this season is due to Russian President Vladimir Putin`s guidelines to them.

Goa to urge Centre to lift suspension on green clearance

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.

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar denies occupying two houses

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Friday denied reports suggesting that he occupies two government houses and lashed out at the national media for blowing the issue out of proportion.