Goa

BJP manifesto promises 'smart' Panaji; silent on casinos

The ruling BJP on Saturday promised to turn the state capital into 'a smart city', but its manifesto for the February 13 assembly by-election is mum on the controversial issue of shifting of the off-shore casinos.

Ranji Trophy: Jharkhand enforce follow-on on Goa
Ranji Trophy: Jharkhand enforce follow-on on Goa

Jharkhand spinner Samar Quadri polished off Goa's tail, grabbing last four wickets quickly, to bundle out the hosts for 215 in their first innings and enforce a follow-on on the third and penultimate day of their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Saturday.

Goa Congress throws ''five question'' challenge to BJP

Taking a cue from the "five questions" strategy adopted by the BJP to corner the AAP ahead of the February 07 Delhi polls, the Congress here on Saturday adopted this to question Goa`s BJP-led coalition government.

I stopped mining in Goa: Jayanthi ​Natarajan
I stopped mining in Goa: Jayanthi ​Natarajan

 After former chief minister Manohar Parrikar, former union minister for environment and forests in the erstwhile UPA government Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday became the second senior politician to claim credit for the closure of Goa's tainted, multi-billon dollar iron ore mining industry.

'Natarajan-Gandhi tussle delayed mining resumption in Goa'

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Friday said that the Natarajan-Gandhi tussle could have resulted in the prolonged delay in resolving Goa`s iron ore mining sector crisis.

Panaji by-poll: Another IITian challenges Parrikar's bastion

The Goan capital seems to have become an electoral hunting ground for IIT-Bombay alumni.

Goa: Congress skips offshore casinos' issue in bypoll manifesto

Even as Congress has said that it would hold a march to demand shifting the offshore casinos from Mandovi river here, the party's manifesto for the Panaji bye-election does not have any mention of it.

Onus on citizens to make India great: Goa CM

 Every Indian citizen has to commit himself to make India the world's greatest country, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said after hoisting the national tricolour in Panaji Monday.

Guv warns against onslaught of "social diseases" in Goa

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Monday warned people against the onslaught of certain "social diseases" in the coastal state brought in by tourists and asked citizens to exercise caution against the possible excesses of their culture.

Goa hosts fest with Indian, Russian musicians
Goa hosts fest with Indian, Russian musicians

 ZimaFest - India's newest live musical festival - began on a high note here and saw an amalgamation of Indian and Russian DJs and bands.

Manohar Parrikar keeps mum after controversial 'deep assets' remark
Manohar Parrikar keeps mum after controversial 'deep assets' remark

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday refused to comment over Congress' demand to tender a public apology over his statements on some former Prime Ministers compromising country's "deep assets".

Goa BJP leader Vishnu Wagh fulminates against Parrikar

 Goa MLA and BJP leader Vishnu Surya Wagh on Friday accused Defence Minister and former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of using him during the election campaign and discarding later.

Can't hold wine festival in Goa on Republic Day: NGT

The four-day Grape Escapade, an annual wine and lifestyle festival that was to begin Friday, has been truncated to three days by the National Green Tribunal as Republic Day will be a `dry day`.

Goa issues swine flu advisory after two suspect cases

Two days after the Goa health minister officially revealed the presence of suspected swine flu-afflicted patients in the state, health authorities Friday issued an advisory asking people to take basic precautions against the infection.

India Beach Fashion Week-2015 opens in Goa on Feb 5

India Beach Fashion Week 2015 showcasing leading fashionistas and budding designers will kick off on on Candolim beach from February 5.

Youth held for hoax call of terror attack on Obama

A 19-year-old youth from Goa has been arrested for making a hoax call to Delhi Police warning them of a terror attack on US President Barack Obama.

19-year-old arrested in Goa for R-Day terror hoax

A 19-year-old boy was arrested in Goa Wednesday for making a hoax phone call to Delhi Police and warning of an attempt to disrupt the Republic Day parade where US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest.

Conversions violate freedom of religion: Faleiro

Senior Congress leader Eduardo Faleiro has said conversions should be stopped in the country as such activities violate the freedom of religion.

Sene chief Muthalik seeks permission to visit Goa in Feb

Right-wing outfit Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik, who has been banned from entering Goa, has sought permission from the state administration to visit the state for 10 days in February.