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. 

Goa opposition questions expenditure on foreign junkets

The opposition on Tuesday grilled the ruling BJP-led coalition government in Goa over spending Rs 19 crore on foreign junkets of tourism officials over the past three years.

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.

Goa advocate general earned Rs 1.86 crore in two years

Goa`s Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni earned Rs 1.86 crore over the last two years in fees for appearing in various courts in and outside the state, the state Assembly was told on Saturday.

Find out who compared Goa Crime Branch to 'Gestapo'

Against the backdrop of two Congress leaders on police radar in Louis Berger bribery case, Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly Pratapsingh Rane today compared the state Crime Branch to be acting like Nazi German police 'Gestapo'.

Parrikar wants Pacheco to inform assembly of actual hiding place

 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said he would ask convicted legislator Francisco Pacheco to formally clarify in Goa assembly that he was not hiding at his (Parrikar`s) official residence 10, Akbar Road in New Delhi while absconding for two months.

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.

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 Speaker to issue guidelines on replies in House

Goa Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar on Tuesday said he will call a meeting of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and senior bureaucrats, after Opposition expressed apprehensions over replies on some issues tabled in the House.

Opposition criticises Goa govt's expenses on tourism events

The Opposition members in Goa Assembly Tuesday criticised the state tourism department for huge expenditure on its foreign and domestic events, without conducting a pre-audit of the expenses.

Goa Budget session to commence on March 23

The five-day-long budget session of Goa Legislative Assembly will begin from March 23, Speaker Rajendra Arlekar said here on Thursday.

Panaji bypoll: No criminal record against any candidate

None of the four candidates contesting for the Panaji Assembly constituency in the bypoll has a criminal record against them, according to their affidavits as accessed by election watchdog ADR.

Portfolios allocation to be done by weekend: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will expand his cabinet and allocate portfolios to his ministers during this weekend.

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.

No organised drug gangs in Goa: Manohar Parrikar

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

Expunge `Hindu nation` remark in Goa assembly: Congress

The Congress in Goa Monday asked the assembly speaker to expunge a reference to India as a "Hindu nation" made by a minister last month during the monsoon session.

Avoid controversial remarks, Parrikar tells ministers

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has asked all his ministers not to answer tricky questions and avoid controversial remarks.

Goa Assembly congratulates BJP MP Naik`s induction in Centre

Goa Legislative Assembly on Tuesday congratulated BJP MP from North Goa, Shripad Naik for his induction as the Minister for Tourism and Culture in the Narendra Modi-led cabinet.