Francis D'Souza

Govt should study if feni, urrak cause cancer: Ex Goa CM

Feni is a double-distilled alcohol drawn from the juice of the cashew fruit while urrak is a single-distilled version of the same juice.

Aug 02, 2019, 15:45 PM IST

After BJP MLA Francis D'Souza's death, Congress stakes claim to form govt in Goa

In a letter to Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar staked claim to form the government and demanded dismissal of the BJP-led dispensation. Watch this video to know more.

Mar 17, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

Senior BJP leader Francis D'souza to be Goa House leader in Parrikar's absence

The legislative wing of the Goa BJP today met before the start of the Budget session and chose senior leader Francis D'souza as its leader in the House in Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's absence.

Feb 19, 2018, 13:13 PM IST

Francis D'Souza hints 2017 polls as his last Assembly polls

Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Friday hinted that February 4 polls might be his last Legislative Assembly Election.

Jan 27, 2017, 14:55 PM IST

Portugese PM in Goa, to visit his ancestral home

As he visited the land of his ancestors, Portugese Prime Minister Antonio Costa was on Wednesday accorded a warm welcome in Goa, with Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar terming it as a "proud" moment for the people of the state.

Jan 11, 2017, 15:36 PM IST

Goa Deputy CM to participate in Mother Teresa canonisation ceremony

Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday said he would be part of a government delegation participating in the canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa in Vatican City, and described the Albanian missionary as a "Saint of the poor".

Aug 29, 2016, 23:56 PM IST

58 bodies lying in state-run mortuaries in Goa: Minister

State-run morgues in Goa have 58 unclaimed bodies which are yet to be disposed of as their identity could not be ascertained, state Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza informed the Legislative Assembly here.

Mar 18, 2016, 11:44 AM IST

BJP government not to scrap Goa Regional Plan 2021

The Goa Government on Thursday said it was not in favour of scrapping the controversial Regional Plan 2021 though it is willing to make genuine corrections in the blueprint.

Jul 30, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

Goa govt to conduct audit of buildings over 3-decade old

In a move which could have an impact on Portuguese-era mansions in the state, the Goa government on Friday decided to conduct audit of buildings that are more than 30 years old and make it mandatory for these structures to provide stability certificate every five years.

Jul 17, 2015, 14:05 PM IST

Swine flu virus to die as temperatures rise: Goa minister

Goa Health Minister Francis D'Souza said the swine flu virus will die automatically when the mercury will rise in the state with the advent of summer and the situation was under control.

Mar 21, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

12 swine flu cases in Goa

At least 12 people have tested positive for swine flu in Goa so far, of whom one has died, health authorities said on Thursday.

Mar 05, 2015, 18:20 PM IST

India Beach Fashion Week inaugurated by Goa deputy CM

It was a day of fun and glamour in Goa Thursday as the first edition of Gionee Smartphones India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza.

Feb 06, 2015, 07:54 AM IST

Goa Dy CM cautions Parrikar over relations with Pakistan

Panaji: As border hostilities between neighbours India and Pakistan escalate, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has advised his former boss and now Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to "be very careful" and "not to escalate issues".

Jan 07, 2015, 12:15 PM IST

Niti Aayog will do justice to smaller states: Goa minister

 The newly formed Niti Aayog, which has replaced the Planning Commission of the Nehruvian-era, may come as a blessing in disguise for smaller states, according to Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza.

Jan 07, 2015, 09:53 AM IST

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.

Dec 19, 2014, 15:39 PM IST

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.

Dec 19, 2014, 15:00 PM IST

Goa CM Parsekar allocates portfolios

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday allocated portfolios to his ministers.

Nov 15, 2014, 22:41 PM IST

Laxmikant Parsekar beats odds to become Goa's 11th CM

Goa Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was sworn-in as the state's 11th chief minister Saturday, pipping to the post rivals like assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar and Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza who had doggedly opposed his candidature till less than two hours before the oath taking.

Nov 08, 2014, 23:16 PM IST

Laxmikant Parsekar: A 'rebel' who made it big in Goa with BJP

Laxmikant Parsekar, who had rebelled against his family of die-hard MGP supporters to contest on BJP ticket his first Assembly Election in 1988, has reaped the reward for his loyalty to the party with his election as Chief Minister of Goa.

Nov 08, 2014, 16:48 PM IST

Laxmikant Parsekar to be Goa's new Chief Minister

Goa Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was on Saturday elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party, paving the way for his elevation as the new Chief Minister, snuffing out any challenge from Deputy CM Francis D'Souza.

Nov 08, 2014, 15:53 PM IST