Karnataka govt threatens to ban Sri Rama Sene

Karnataka government today warned the controversial right wing outfit Sri Rama Sene that it would be banned if indulges in illegal activities.

Centre's help to flood-hit J&K impressed Congress leaders: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Centre's quick assistance to the Jammu and Kashmir government following the massive floods has even impressed some Congress leaders.

Goa defers iron ore e-auctioning after slump in international prices

The Goa government has put on hold the fifth e-auctioning of iron ore, which was scheduled to be held this week, owing to falling prices in international markets.

'Infrastructure for IFFI to be at par with Cannes festival'
'Infrastructure for IFFI to be at par with Cannes festival'

 Goa government plans to set up infrastructure for International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here at par with Cannes film festival, a senior official said today.

Goa CM defies NaMo over mining: Congress

The Congress accused Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of defying Prime Minister`s Narendra Modi by choosing to renew 27 iron ore mining leases, instead of auctioning them as promised in Modi`s Lok Sabha election manifesto.

People angry over misgovernance, says Goa CM on jeering incidents

Commenting on the recent incidents of non BJP Chief Ministers being jeered at while sharing a dais with PM Modi, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday that incidents of hooting are not right but they reflect people`s anger over misgovernance.

Civil societies harp on citizens` inputs in Goa Police Bill

Members of various civil societies in Goa Friday demanded that reforms in the proposed Goa Police Bill need to be discussed at grassroot level including in Gram Sabhas and municipal meetings.

After apology over `negro`, Goa CM drags Tarun Tejpal into row

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who earlier apologised for the use of word `negro` in a written reply in the Legislative Assembly, accused that senior journalist Tarun Tejpal might be behind the coverage of the issue.

Former judges not willing to become Lokayukta in Goa: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that Supreme Court judges were reluctant to take up post-retirement assignments in Goa, fearing "character assassination".

Goa seeks reversal of proposed hike in iron ore royalty rates

The Goa government will demand a rollback of hike in royalty rates of low grade iron ore proposed by Centre, saying profit margins of mining industry have shrunken due to a steady fall in international prices since 2011.

Illegal construction offenders in Goa may get imprisoned

The Goa government is contemplating to enact a new legislation which attracts imprisonment for those indulging in illegal construction.

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.

Goa Cong opposes usage of word `negro` for African nationals

Goa Congress on Wednesday objected to the usage of the word "negros" in the official documents by the state government to refer to the African nationals.

Policemen likely outside Goa bars to check drunken driving: Parrikar

Police personnel armed with alcometers may be posted in close proximity of Goa bars to curb drunken driving, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the assembly Wednesday.

Goa home ministry refers to African as `Nigro`

After two Goa lawmakers termed Nigerians "cancer" and "wild animals", the state home ministry has referred to Africans as "Nigros" in an annexure submitted to the assembly.

No organised drug gangs in Goa: Manohar Parrikar

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

Goa MLAs will foot own bill for Brazil sojourn: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday the MLAs who visited Brazil to watch the recent football World Cup would pay from their pockets.

Lower judiciary in Goa paying scant regard to law: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday alleged in the state Legislative Assembly that the lower judiciary in the state was paying scant regard to the provisions of law.

`Blackmailing` activists targetting VIPs, high court judge: Goa CM

Some activists with "highly questionable" motives are "blackmailing and witch-hunting" people in high places and are levelling false allegations against a high court judge, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Goa legislative assembly Monday.

Lower judiciary disregarding higher court orders: Goa CM

The lower judiciary was committing illegalities and disregarding judgements of higher courts, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said in the Legislative Assembly.