Goa

Goa to have universal health insurance scheme soon: CM

After several hits and misses, the Goa government will launch its universal health insurance scheme, the first of its kind in the country in a few months, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.

All that jazz! Ranbir, Anushka dance away in Goa
All that jazz! Ranbir, Anushka dance away in Goa

A taste of 'Hindi Jazz' -- that's what it was when singer Neeti Mohan took to mike, and set the stage for an evening of songs, dance and merry with ‘Bombay Velvet’ stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.

Preliminary study underway on helicopter unit in Goa: Parrikar

 A preliminary assessment by HAL and consultation with his ministry will decide on Goa's feasibility for setting up a helicopter manufacturing unit, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.

Student suicide rekindles Goa's teen-stress debate

 On a hot and sultry day, the heat was perhaps the last thing on 18-year-old Vishnu Natarajan's mind when he jumped to his death from a building's third storey in Ponda town, 35 km from this Goa capital.

`Bombay Velvet` team heads to Goa!
`Bombay Velvet` team heads to Goa!

Ranbir Kapoor's `Bombay Velvet` is one of the most awaited films of the year owing to the ensemble cast and the story background.

Bravo Romeo Fernandes as Indian player debuts in Brazil
Bravo Romeo Fernandes as Indian player debuts in Brazil

In a first for the Brazilian league, Indian player Romeo Fernandes enjoyed a successful debut in his club Atletico Paranaense`s thrashing of Nacional.

Ten bogies of Ernakulam-Duronto Express derail in Goa

Ten bogies of the Lokamanya Tilak Terminus-Ernakulum Duronto Express derailed near Balli railway station in South Goa on Sunday, but no casualties have been reported so far.

Indo-French Naval exercises off Goa coast concludes

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar witnessed four-hour long naval manoeuvring between Indian Navy and its French counterpart off Goa coast on Saturday- the concluding day of 'Varuna' exercises.

Goa Church sets up fund to help Nepal earthquake victims

Goa Church on Saturday announced that it would collect donations to help earthquake victims in Nepal.

GPCB asked to take off blaring multi-sound horns from vehicles
GPCB asked to take off blaring multi-sound horns from vehicles

The Environment Ministry has asked Goa State Pollution Control Board to ensure removal of all multi-toned horns from vehicles in the state within 30 days.

Goa government identifies land to set up new IIT

 Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said the government has identified three separate plots to set up the proposed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the state.

Goa MLA slams own government for allowing more casinos

The BJP-led government`s plans to allow five more casinos in Goa has found opposition from one of its own legislators.

Goa yoga instructor booked for raping foreign national

Police in the popular beach village of Anjuna have booked a well-known Goa-based yoga instructor for raping a foreigner, while his wife, also a yoga teacher, has been booked for threatening the victim.

Goa cop acquitted in sexual abuse case

A Goa court Thursday acquitted a suspended head constable who alongwith two other policemen was accused of sexually abusing a woman at a police station.

Inquiry demanded into Goa journalists' assault

Panaji; A journalists' organisation in Goa on Monday demanded a magisterial inquiry after three press photographers and seven policemen were injured in an assault allegedly led by organisers of an illegal bullfight.

'Joint drill with France helped during Operation Raahat'

Maritime exercises like Varuna-13 between Indian and French navies have helped both the countries to combat piracy on the high seas and conduct tricky evacuation exercises like Operation Raahat, off the Yemen coast, which rescued over 5,000 Indian and foreign nationals, top officials of both the navies said on Saturday.

Six boys rescued from custody of UK national in Goa

Six boys from Kolhapur in Maharashtra were rescued from the custody of a British national here last month by Panaji police with the help of a local NGO.

Unfair to target Parrikar over absconding ex-Minister: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday said it was unfair to accuse Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of harbouring controversial politician Fransisco Miccky Pacheco, who is on the run to avoid arrest in an assault case, and claimed it was a move to defame him.

Only 50 villages in Western ghat of Goa eco-sensitive: Report

In a relief to over 40 villages of Goa, the state government-appointed committee has said only 50 villages fall under eco-sensitive areas (ESA) of the Western ghats and not 99 as stated by Dr K Kasturirangan Committee.

Searching Manohar Parrikar's house will embarrass nation: Goa govt

A Goa court has stayed a warrant issued by a lower court to search the official residence of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in Delhi to trace convicted former state minister Francisco 'Miccky' Pacheco as the state government held that execution of the order will be an embarrassment to the nation.