Has Prime Minister Narendra Modi realised the worth of Indian Muslims only after the bashing the BJP took in the recently concluded by-polls, Urfan Mulla, a Congress spokesperson and the head of the state Urdu Academy asked on Friday.
Once vaunted and an object for appropriation of cheap brownie points for Goa's political parties while it was being constructed, Goa's 10-month-young new airport terminal, built at a cost of Rs 345 crore (USD 56.5 million), is suddenly "nobody's child".
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Goa Police has filed a case against former Congress minister Joaquim Alemao and mining magnet Anil Salgaocar for their alleged involvement in illegal mining in the state.
The Supreme Court may soon have to adjudicate over the Goa government's questionable efforts to restart the tainted multi-billion rupee iron ore mining sector, which has been plagued by a Rs.35,000 crore scam involving a nexus of politicians and bureaucrats.
Normally associated with the legendary cafes with strong tea and khari (salted pastry), the word 'Irani' has been proving to be a headache for police in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa, for more unworthy reasons.
Goa Church has its fingers crossed over reports in the international media which suggest that Blessed Joseph Vaz, a 17th century Catholic priest of Goan origin, could be canonised as Sri Lanka's first saint and Goa's first too.
Goa government has announced augmentation of its water supply capacity and also replacement of an age old pipeline criss-crossing 1000-kilometre stretch in the state to reduce the quantum of non-revenue water.
Nearly 20,000 people associated with the drugs trade have been arrested in Punjab in the last one year alone and drugs seizures in the past 20 months have been over Rs 6,000 crore. The alarming figures are the reason why Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal says that his state is "fighting a national war" against drugs.