Goa

'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.

Assaulting government servant minor offence: Goa Deputy CM

Assaulting a government servant is a "minor offence", Goa`s deputy chief minister Francis D`Souza said on Friday, while justifying the adoption of a resolution by the state cabinet to "pardon" legislator Francisco Pacheco, sentenced to six months in jail for assault.

Demand for English: Parents block Goa roads, stone buses

Several parents in Goa Friday blocked the main roads and bridges across the state and allegedly pelted some buses with stones while demanding English to be made the medium of instruction and government grants for every academic year.

FIFA delegation visits Goa
FIFA delegation visits Goa

A two-member FIFA fact-finding team today wound up its visit to Goa after consultations with various stakeholders about developing the sport in the state.

Nepalese national held for making hoax call in Goa

A Nepalese national was on Thursday arrested by the Goa Police for allegedly making a hoax call about terrorists having "entered the state".

BJP government not to scrap Goa Regional Plan 2021

The Goa Government on Thursday said it was not in favour of scrapping the controversial Regional Plan 2021 though it is willing to make genuine corrections in the blueprint.

Goa's lone Konkani newspaper to shut down

Nearly 28 years after its first edition, Goa's lone Konkani daily 'Sunaparant' is heading for a closure from next month, with the management attributing the decision to escalating cost of bringing out the newspaper.

Wardens to keep vigil on Goa beaches
Wardens to keep vigil on Goa beaches

Tourist wardens and police have been asked to keep a watch on foreigners accompanied by children on Goa's beaches to curb paedophilia, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Wednesday.

Newly discovered frog species named after Goan forest officer

Wildlife researchers Wednesday announced here that a species of frog discovered in South Goa's Netravali forest sanctuary has been named after State Range Forest Officer Prakash Salelkar as 'Indirana Salelkari'.

Won't pardon Louis Berger bribery accused: Parsekar

 Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday said those involved in the US firm Louis Berger bribery scandal will not get any pardon from his government.

No suitable candidate for Goa Lokayukta: CM

 The Goa Lokayukta's post is lying vacant because of the lack of a suitable candidate, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.

Rs 1.58-cr earmarked to guard Goa waters from mechanised fishing

 The Goa government has earmarked Rs 1.58 crore this year to preserve marine wealth including fisheries from mechanised trawling during the annual fishing ban.

Goa: Congress seeks status of JICA project

Even as former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat is to be questioned on Wednesday by Crime Branch in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case, Congress on Wednesday sought to know the details about the "JICA case" which is currently in the news.

Goa govt to provide aid to villages hit by mining closure

Goa government has decided to provide financial assistance to those village panchayats in the state that witnessed a drop in their revenues due to closure of mining industry around three years back.

State borrowings well within limit, Laxmikant Parsekar tells Goa House

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday said the state has been borrowing within the limits as against the picture projected by the Opposition that the government is heading towards a big debt trap.

Bribery case: Ex-Goa minister Alemao appears for questioning again

Former Goa PWD minister Churchill Alemao Wednesday appeared before the Crime Branch again in connection with Louis Berger bribery case, a day after the sleuths questioned him for over seven hours.

Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu lead Swachh Bharat campaign

Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Andhra Pradesh are in the forefront of generating awareness about the Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas.

Mining in Goa to resume in October: CM

Mining may resume in Goa in October after a gap of nearly three years, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told the legislative assembly on Wednesday.

Bribery case: Ex-Goa CM Kamat to appear before crime branch today
Bribery case: Ex-Goa CM Kamat to appear before crime branch today

Former Goa chief minister Digamber Kamat would appear before the crime branch today in connection with Louis Berger bribery case.

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.