Goa

Parrikar's high jump, mining ban, bikini issue kept Goa busy

While Goa remained busy during the entire year for some reason or the other, the unexpected elevation of its Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to the post of Defence Minister surprised many.

Special train to start between Mumbai-Goa by year end: Suresh Prabhu

A special train connecting Mumbai to Goa would start by end of this year, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said.

When Balasaheb died, I felt like giving up this business: Sunburn owner Shailendra Singh

Shailendra Singh, the brain behind Asia's one of the biggest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival, Sunburn, says he almost gave up his business after his company went through a rough phase following the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray in November 2012.

Govt has to make Goa drug free: Deputy CM

The government has to do better to ensure that drugs are not easily available in Goa and a lot more is to be done to make the state drug free, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza said Friday.

Goa is conversion-free: Dy CM

Panaji: Goa is a "conversion-free" state and the raging re-conversion controversy is "no big issue" here, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza said Friday.

PM Modi wishes Goa on Liberation Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished Goa on its Liberation Day and also remembered those who sacrificed their lives to free the state from Portuguese rule.

Set up anti-narcotics task force in Goa: Congress

The Congress on Friday demanded a special anti-narcotics task force and implementation of recommendations made by legislative committee probe on the police-politician-drug mafia nexus in order to made Goa drug-free by 2016.

After Peshawar massacre, Goa Police tighten security in schools

Goa Police have started a security drive across the state's schools in the wake of the massacre of students in Pakistan's Peshawar city by terrorists on Tuesday.

'Nationalistic' conclave takes over Tejpal's Thinkfest space in Goa

A high-profile 'nationalistic' conference organised by leading a senior RSS leader, two union ministers and the National Security Advisor's son among others, appears to have replaced former Tehelka editor-in-chief and now rape accused Tarun Tejpal's Thinkfest, as a top-billing highbrow event in Goa's itinerary in the packed festive season.

Goa CM orders probe into drug nexus allegations against him

 Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Wednesday ordered a police probe into allegations made by Congress spokespersons that he and several BJP ministers were involved in drug trade in the state.

Environmentalists shouldn't blindly oppose projects: Goa CM

Making a pitch for the proposed Greenfield International Airport project at Mopa, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday asked the environmentalists not to blindly oppose such projects.

Some tourists come to Goa only to do drugs: Laxmikant Parsekar

Acknowledging that drug menace exits in the state, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday said "some tourists come here only to do drugs".

Visa on Arrival at Goa airport to boost tourism

The Goa airport at Dabolim has issued 357 Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) within ten days of the commencement of this facility by the Centre, offering a glimmer of hope to the sagging tourism in the state, officials said on Tuesday.

Ranji Trophy: Hyderabad consolidate against Goa
Ranji Trophy: Hyderabad consolidate against Goa

Syed Quadri compounded Goa's problems with an unbeaten century as Hyderabad posted a mammoth 568/7 in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Monday.

PM Modi should ask Goa to crack down on drug abuse: Congress

Goa Congress president Luizinho Faleiro Sunday said if Prime Minister Narendra Modi is serious about cracking down on drug abuse, then he should advise the BJP-led coalition government in the state to crackdown on the rapidly worsening drug menace here.

More terror attacks expected but ready to counter them: Defence Minister

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said Saturday that intelligence agencies had warned of more terror attacks in India but also assured that "all arrangements had been made to counter them".

Congress asks senior leaders to make way for younger lot

The Congress in Goa on Saturday said that its high time that senior party leaders be ready to step aside and hand over the baton to the younger generation.

19th IFFK gets off to colourful start

 The 19th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala got off to a glittering start here today with the screening of Eran Riklis's Israeli movie 'Dancing Arabs'.

Germany is flavour of the week in Goa

Organisers of a week-long Indo-German friendship bash in Goa say they are upset at recent attempts to dissuade students from learning German in schools run by the central government.

Differently-abled in Goa use social media to raise issues

Panaji: Differently-abled people in Goa are using social media applications like Whatsapp and Facebook to get together and address the issues concerning them.