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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ACB begins probe against Goa Speaker in land deal

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the Goa Police on Wednesday began a preliminary inquiry into the purchase of a piece of land by state Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar on the outskirts of Panaji.

Ban on media coverage of Goa session lifted after protests

Goa State Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar lifted the partial ban imposed in media covering the ongoing session.

Rajendra Arlekar elected unopposed as Goa speaker

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Rajendra Arlekar was Monday elected unopposed as the speaker of Goa`s 12th legislative assembly.