Rajendra Arlekar

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.

Jan 12, 2016, 13:39 PM IST

Govt releases booklet on medicinal plants abounding Goa forest

The cure for various diseases like tuberculosis, leprosy and others besides rheumatic problems lies in medicinal plants found across forests in Goa, a booklet published by the state forest department here claimed.

Jan 08, 2016, 14:52 PM IST
'Tiger corridor' only after report on feline presence: Minister

'Tiger corridor' only after report on feline presence: Minister

Goa government on Friday said that the decision to declare Mhadei wildlife sanctuary as a 'tiger corridor' would be taken only after receiving proper reports about the presence of wild cats in the region.

Jan 08, 2016, 14:32 PM IST

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.

Sep 30, 2015, 14:32 PM IST

'If pardoned, Pacheco can participate in Goa House proceedings'

Goa Speaker Rajendra Arlekar today said that if Governor Mridula Sinha approves the state cabinet's decision to pardon imprisoned Goa Vikas Party legislator Fransisco Miccky Pacheco then he will be allowed to participate in the proceedings in the ongoing session.

Jul 31, 2015, 15:49 PM IST

Goa Assembly condoles death of former Prez APJ Abdul Kalam

Goa Legislative Assembly on Tuesday paid rich tributes to former President APJ Abdul Kalam and the House was adjourned after adopting a condolence motion.

Jul 28, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

Opposition MLAs marshalled out of Goa assembly

Dramatic scenes were witnessed on the first day of the Goa assembly's monsoon session on Monday with Speaker Rajendra Arlekar ordering marshals to escort opposition MLAs out of the house after they sought resignation of Industries Minister Mahadev Naik for cheating.

Jul 27, 2015, 13:42 PM IST

Pacheco can attend Goa Assembly session next month: Speaker

Even as Goa government gears up for the three-week-long state Legislative Assembly session commencing next month, Speaker Rajendra Arlekar Thursday said imprisoned legislator Fransisco Miccky Pacheco can participate in the House proceedings.

Jun 11, 2015, 15:34 PM IST

Goa Assembly to go by procedure for Pacheco's attendance: Speaker

Convicted legislator Francisco Pacheco's attendance during the coming monsoon session of the Goa assembly would be facilitated as per the procedure, Speaker Rajendra Arlekar said on Wednesday.

Jun 10, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

Goa Speaker warns MLAs against loitering in Assembly

Goa Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar has warned legislators against loitering in the House and asked them to confine themselves to their designated seats until the legislative business is over.

Mar 27, 2015, 12:10 PM IST

Goa's paperless legislative assembly hits roadblock

 Inability of legislators in Goa to adapt to a paperless system has forced the legislative assembly to take a step back from the environment-friendly process for the budget session, according to Speaker Rajendra Arlekar.

Mar 15, 2015, 16:40 PM IST

Opposition, netizens criticise 'Ghar Wapsi' for Goa Catholics

 The opposition, as well as social media users, on Monday criticised a senior RSS leader's comment that his organisation was open to facilitate the "Ghar Wapsi" or conversion of willing Goan Catholics, whose ancestors were "forcibly converted" during the colonial Portuguese rule.

Dec 29, 2014, 12:42 PM IST
Laxmikant Parsekar sworn-in as Goa CM: As it happened

Laxmikant Parsekar sworn-in as Goa CM: As it happened

Manohar Parrikar resigned as the chief minister of Goa on Saturday ahead of his induction in the Union Cabinet tomorrow. Parrikar has been succeeded by Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, who has taken oath as CM. 

Nov 08, 2014, 09:32 AM IST

BJP Catholic legislators want a Catholic CM in Goa

The battle for BJP's next chief minister in Goa has just got trickier. Some Catholic legislators in the party are rooting for a Catholic leader as the successor to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is poised to become India's next defence minister.

Nov 07, 2014, 16:04 PM IST

Two RSS leaders in race for Goa CM post

Amid speculations of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar being elevated as Union minister, BJP local unit will on Thursday meet and is expected to finalise a name for state's top job.

Nov 06, 2014, 11:55 AM IST

Goa assembly shows the way, goes `paperless`

Goa legislative assembly will create history with the introduction of `paperless` system to transact business when the house convenes for the monsoon session on Tuesday.

Jul 22, 2014, 10:54 AM IST

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.

Jul 21, 2014, 13:27 PM IST

Why privilege move against lawyer, court asks Goa Assembly

The Assembly secretary has been asked to explain the rationale behind the privilege motion which has been moved against Rodrigues, and submit his reposne to the Court before March 24.

Mar 12, 2014, 14:35 PM IST

No case made out against Goa Speaker for land deal: ACB tells court

No case of disproportionate assets is made out against Goa Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar in connection with purchase of a land plot here, as alleged by social activist Aires Rodrigues, the ACB told a court here.

Mar 01, 2014, 14:24 PM IST

NCP wants Goa Speaker to step down pending probe against him

NCP`s Goa unit on Wednesday demanded that Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar should step down in view of the inquiry against him by anti-corruption bureau.

Feb 05, 2014, 13:33 PM IST