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Goa LGBT row: Opposition demands minister's removal

The opposition Wednesday stepped up pressure on the BJP-led Goa government, demanding the resignation and an apology from Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar for his plans to set up camps to "cure" LGBT youth.

Baba Ramdev's yoga expertise to be used to treat LGBT youth: Goa minister

Goa's Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar has been quoted in the The New York Times as saying that homosexuality was a "big problem" and that his government would set up "camps" to treat the LGBT youth.

Minister's LGBT comment came from ignorance: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Tuesday said alternative sexual orientation was a "natural thing" and there was no question of setting up centres in the state to "cure" LGBT youth with medicine and training.

Goa minister takes U-turn after facing flak for LGBT remarks
Goa minister takes U-turn after facing flak for LGBT remarks

Panaji: After his controversial remarks over the LGBT community drew flak, Goa minister Ramesh Tawadkar on Tuesday did a U-turn over the issue saying he was misunderstood and misquoted on the issue.

Goa govt plans centres to make LGBT youths 'normal'
Goa govt plans centres to make LGBT youths 'normal'

Panaji: The Goa government is contemplating to set up centres on the line of Alcoholic Anonymous for LGBT youth, where they will be trained and administered medicine in order to make them "normal", state Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said Monday.

GCA meet on Aug 27 to decide fate of its president

The Goa Cricket Association, which is likely to be derecognised by the state government, will meet on August 27 and ask its president to step down, a senior official said on Monday.

Six Goa MLAs set for Rs 89 lakh junket to Brazil, Congress complains to PM Modi

Six Goa MLAs, including three Cabinet ministers, will embark on a journey to Brazil later this month to witness the Fifa World Cup 2014, a news report said on Thursday.

Goa minister not keen to hold `colonial` sports event

With the Lusofonia Games set to begin Jan 18 here, Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said Monday that he does not like the concept of Goa hosting the Portuguese Commonwealth Games.

Lusofonia Games to be held from Jan 18 to 29

The Lusofonia Games, postponed once due to delay in infrastructure construction, will be held from January 18 to 29 in Goa featuring 12 countries which would compete in nine sporting disciplines.

`No CWG 2010 like confusion for Portuguese Commonwealth Games in Goa`

There will be no Commonwealth Games (CWG) like ‘confusion’ in raising infrastructure for the Portuguese Commonwealth Games scheduled to start in Goa in November this year, Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said on Thursday.

Previous govt neglected poor tribal for benefits: Minister

State Tribal Welfare Minister Ramesh Tawadkar accused the previous government of giving the benefits of tribal welfare schemes to the wealthy.

Goa minister, law commissioner charged in arson case

Police submitted a chargesheet at the Quepem trial court against Minister for Sports Ramesh Tawadkar, Goa Law Commission Chairman Narendra Savoikar and several others.

Goa to help in house construction, last rites of tribals

Goa government has decided to provide financial help to tribals to construct their houses and to conduct final rites of the community members.

Goa govt designs financial package for tribals

Goa govt is working on a package for tribals lesser developed areas to provide them financial help to tackle problems like crumbling houses.