Laxmikant Parsekar not in favour of early Goa polls

Panaji, Apr 27 (PTI) Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar is not in favour of early state Assembly polls and wishes to continue the alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) during the elections.

Goa Congress slams CM for 'invest in state' call to defence equipment manufacturing units

Goa Congress today condemned Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar's statement welcoming defence equipment manufacturing units in the state, arguing that it would cause severe pollution and stress the existing infrastructure.

Ex-army officer's son linked to 2008 terror incidents: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar

Ex-army officer's son linked to 2008 terror incidents: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar

 In a significant disclosure, Goa Police have said that 45-year-old chartered accountant Samir Sardana, a former army officer's son who was arrested by the state anti-terrorism squad (ATS), is allegedly linked to the 2008 terror incidents in India.

BJP backs Goa govt's decision to hold Defence Expo

Amid allegations of land acquisition by the Opposition, the BJP in Goa on Saturday said that it stands by the state government's decision to hold Defence Expo in the state.

Unfairly attacked on coconut palm, vermin issues: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday accused the opposition and the media of unfairly attacking his coalition government over de-recognition of coconut palm as tree and on wild animals that destroyed crops.

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar favours smaller states

Favouring smaller states, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said that Goa is able to do a lot for its people because it has attained full statehood.

Goans not to be blamed for 'misconceptions' about state: CM

 Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said Goans are not to be blamed for "misconceptions" about the state and insisted that women seen in bikinis or people attired in "exceptional" dresses on the beaches are tourists and not local residents.

Goa CM briefs Rajnath Singh on law & order situation

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi and briefed him on the law and order situation in the state.

Coconut is a palm or tree? The big debate in Goas

 Green activists led by fashion designer Wendell Rodricks have requested Goa Governor Mridula Sinha not to give assent to the controversial Bill

Syrian overstaying in India detained in Goa

A Syrian national, allegedly overstaying in India, was picked up and detained by Goa Police from an offshore casino off Panaji late on Monday night, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

Louis Berger case: Goa CM Parsekar says comapny not blacklisted in state

 Although Louis Berger is under scanner in Goa for the alleged bribery scam, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said that the US firm was not blacklisted in the state.

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. 

Drafting rules to ban casino entry of persons below 21: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today informed the state Assembly that his government is drafting rules to ban entry of persons below 21 years of age to casinos. The rules (regarding the ban) are being drafted, he said, adding, "We will notify the rules when they are finalised."

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.

For Goa, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is a real ''prabhu''!

For Goa, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is a real ''prabhu''!

Suresh Prabhu may well be India`s railways minister, but for Goa, in Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar`s words, he is nothing short of a `prabhu` (lord) himself, especially vis-a-vis the quantum of projects sanctioned by him for India`s smallest state over the last one year.

Won't hike salaries, Arvnid Kejriwal not role model: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday said he won`t hike salaries of legislators and that he did not consider Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as his "role model".

Goa: Ramnathi villagers seek ban on Sanatan Sanstha

Locals of Ramnathi in North Goa district where the Sanatan Sanstha is headquartered, have demanded a ban on the right-wing outfit and urged the state government to ensure that its ashram is shifted out of their village failing which they would intensify their agitation against them and their 'sadhaks' (seekers).

Goa Speaker Rajendra Arlekar to be made Cabinet Minister

Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar will be inducted into state Cabinet by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.

AFC gives nod to Goa govt to host U-16 Championship next year

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Friday gave green signal to the Goa Government for hosting the AFC U-16 Championship, which will be held from September 15 to October 2 next year.

Goa CM says no ban on Sanatan Sanstha, rejects Congress' demand

Goa CM says no ban on Sanatan Sanstha, rejects Congress' demand

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday ruled out banning right-wing outfit Sanatan Sanstha – a demand made by the Congress leaders of the state.