Goa expects to cross 1,000 chartered flight arrival this year

 Goa tourism department is anticipating a 30 per cent rise in arrival of chartered flights during the upcoming tourist season, crossing 1,000 mark.

PM Modi realised worth of Muslims after bypoll drubbing: Goa Congress

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.

Hema Sardesai to perform at Gospel Music concert in Goa


Panaji: Goa-born singer Hema Sardesai will croon for the Gospel Music concert in the state, which would be her first ever performance in this genre.

Goa: 30-yr-old man held for raping minor daughter, women relatives

A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his minor daughter, sister-in-law and mother-in-law, police said on Friday.

Dudhsagar waterfalls in the Goa monsoon

Dudhsagar waterfalls in the Goa monsoon

Youth assaults school headmistress, teacher in Goa

A youth on Wednesday allegedly assaulted three staff, including headmistress and a teacher, of a school at a village near here and was arrested, police said.

Youth assaults school headmistress, teacher in Goa

A youth on Wednesday allegedly assaulted three staff, including headmistress and a teacher, of a school at a village near here and was arrested, police said.

Goa politicians gripe over Rs 345-crore new airport terminal

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".

Former minister, mine owner booked for illegal mining in Goa

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.

Goa's mining mess may land up at SC door again

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.

Goa Police do an 'Iranian Job', bust inter-state gang

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 crosses fingers over first Goan origin saint

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 to replace 1000 km-long pipeline to curb non-revenue water

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.

Well water in Goa beach villages has worms: Minister

Well water in tourism-oriented coastal Goan villages is so bad that it is infested with worms, Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said Friday.

Punjab waging national war against drugs: Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal

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.

On duty police constables banned from using mobile phones: Goa IGP

Goa`s police constabulary has been banned from constantly using mobile phones while on traffic and picketing duty, according to newly-appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sunil Garg.

Goa sarpanch threatens to parade Congress leader in bikini

The bikini is back in the news in Goa, this time as an object of threat.

Centre's help to flood-hit J&K impressed Congress leaders: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Centre's quick assistance to the Jammu and Kashmir government following the massive floods has even impressed some Congress leaders.

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa to experience very heavy rains today

Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, west Madhya Pradesh and Goa in the next couple of days, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.

Punjab native arrested with drugs in Goa

A man from Punjab was arrested in Goa Monday for possessing amphetamine drugs, also known as 'speed', valued at Rs.3.70 lakh, police said.