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Manohar Parrikar takes dig at Congress over cross-voting

Kovind polled 500 votes as compared to 220 polled by Meira Kumar in Goa, with the former garnering 69.4 per cent of the votes.

State chiefs of BJP, Congress in fray for Rajya Sabha election in Goa

There would be a straight fight as Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar and state Congress chief Shantaram Naik are the only two candidates who have filed nominations.

 

Sadhvi's ''hang beef-eaters'' remark has no religious issue: Manohar Parrikar

Sadhvi's ''hang beef-eaters'' remark has no religious issue: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday told the state Assembly that Sadhvi Saraswati`s controversial speech in Goa last month, where she said that beef-eaters should be hanged in public, did not contain any "religious sentiment".

Goa desecration cases: Francis Pereira was brainwashed by Israeli inmates in jail, says Manohar Parrikar

Goa desecration cases: Francis Pereira was brainwashed by Israeli inmates in jail, says Manohar Parrikar

The Cross in at least 12 places and a temple have been vandalised in south Goa district since July 1.

Goa female dentists get extortion threats signed off by 'Abu Zarqawi'

IS founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may have been killed in 2006, but extortion letters signed off with the dreaded terrorist`s name have come back to haunt female dentists in the tony Calangute-Candolim beach belt in North Goa, also known for its booming dental tourism practice.

Heavy rainfall predicted in Goa in next two days, fishermen advised to not venture into sea

Heavy rainfall predicted in Goa in next two days, fishermen advised to not venture into sea

The Indian Meteorological department announced on Friday that southern coastal state Goa is expected to witness heavy rainfall in the next two days and asked the fishermen to not venture into the sea in this time. 

Goa minister suggests shifting off shore casinos on the land

Vijai Sardesai is the leader of Goa Forward Party, which is one of the alliance partners in the BJP-led state government.

Goa woman, locked in room for 15 years without clothes by family, rescued; case registered

Goa woman, locked in room for 15 years without clothes by family, rescued; case registered

A 50-year-old woman, who was locked in a room in her parents' house for at least 15 years for her abnormal behaviour in North Goa's Candolim village, has been rescued, said reports on Wednesday.

Goa BJP, Congress Presidents file nomination papers for RS poll

Goa BJP and Congress Presidents Vinay Tendulkar and Shantaram Naik, respectively, filed their nomination papers on Tuesday for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election.

Congress Shantaram Naik files papers for Rajya Sabha poll in Goa

Pitted against BJP's state chief Vinay Tendulkar, Naik expressed confidence of winning the election with the "support of like-minded secular forces."

 

Schools in Goa told to reschedule term exams for FIFA matches

In the wake of upcoming U-17 FIFA world cup matches being played in Goa, the State Education department has asked schools to reschedule their first terminal examinations before October 7.

Goa Congress demands CBI probe of attacks on religious structures

At least nine holy crosses and a temple have been vandalised by unidentified persons in South Goa district since July 1.

Former Indian Ambassador to US passes away at 82

He passed away at around 10 pm, due to multiple organ failure, in Goa's Manipal Hospitals, a hospital official said.

Vaishno Devi pilgrim from Goa dies of cardiac arrest

Devalatakar was rushed to a dispensary at Himkoti, where the doctors declared him "brought dead". 

11 tourists held for assaulting cops on Calangute beach in Goa

Two constables of the Goa Police were allegedly assaulted by a group of tourists on the famous Calangute beach.

Rains: Goa suffers deficit in June; farmers upbeat over pattern

The monsoon which arrived in the first week of June a little behind schedule, was weak during the month with Met department recording 11 per cent deficit compared to the last year.

Amit Shah visits waste treatment plant in Goa

Amit Shah visits waste treatment plant in Goa

The plant, operated by Hindustan Waste Treatment Pvt Ltd, treats around 120 tonnes of garbage every day.

Beef ban in Goa predates BJP rule: Amit Shah

"As far as the issue of beef ban is concerned, it is not the BJP which has imposed that. There is already prohibition on slaughter of cows in Goa (gau hatya bandi)," he said.

Amit Shah meets coalition partners in Goa govt

Amit Shah meets coalition partners in Goa govt

 BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday met coalition partners in the Manohar Parrikar-led Goa government and party legislators over lunch here.

Goa govt scraps scheme giving free voice calls, data to youth

The scheme was launched by former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar last year in December, under which nearly 32,000 people availed the benefit so far.