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Domestic tourists visiting Goa are 'scum of the earth': State Minister

Calling Goa a state "superior" to the rest of India, Vijai Sardesai said it is difficult to control "irresponsible tourists" who have been coming from other states. 

Feb 10, 2018, 11:02 AM IST

Drug mafia may be targeting me with sex scandal: Goa Minister

Goa Fisheries Minister Vinod Palienkar, who is in the eye of an alleged sex scandal, on Monday said a smear campaign was being perpetrated against him because of his "uncompromising stand" against the drug mafia.

Nov 06, 2017, 17:42 PM IST

Congress moves HC for disqualification of Goa Minister

The petition was filed by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar of the Congress under Article 226 of the Constitution that empowers the court to issue orders on legislative matters.

May 13, 2017, 00:40 AM IST

Girl raped by Goa MLA Atanasio Monserratte shows sign of abnormal behaviour, admitted to psychiatry institute

The minor girl, who had accused former Goa minister Atanasio Monserratte of rape, has been admitted to the Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour (IPHB) here from the state-run protection home due to her 'abnormal behaviour', a senior police official said.

Jun 19, 2016, 20:25 PM IST

Nigerians are a problem across country, in Goa: Minister

The BJP leader's remarks came a day after a 39-year-old local woman was allegedly raped at knifepoint by a Nigerian at Parra village.

May 30, 2016, 19:03 PM IST

Beach parties are not permitted by law, says Goa minister

The minister claimed that one of the biggest proponents of western culture was the popular Sunburn electronic dance music festival, held in the state annually.

May 13, 2016, 18:22 PM IST

Goa minister says peacock cannot be called vermin

Arlekar was speaking to reporters a few days after Goa's Agriculture Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said that the peacock, Great Indian bison, wild boar and certain species of monkeys could be soon declared vermin - or nuisance animals and birds.

Feb 15, 2016, 19:26 PM IST

No immediate blacklisting of Louis Berger: Goa minister

Goa PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Tuesday ruled out immediate `blacklisting` of consultancy firm Louis Berger indicted in an international bribery scandal, saying such a step would only be taken after the police probe is complete.

Aug 26, 2015, 01:11 AM IST

Another Goa minister accused of faking educational qualification

Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar was on Tuesday accused of "faking" his educational qualification in his poll-related affidavit but Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza said an elected representative "need not be educationally qualified".

Jun 30, 2015, 19:05 PM IST

Goa minister Sudin Dhavalikar's B.Sc. degree fake, says AAP

Aam Aadmi Party (Goa) has released documents proving that the Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar's does not have a graduation degree from Chowgule College, contrary to what he claims

Jun 23, 2015, 14:38 PM IST

Goa Minister Dhavalikar rubbishes allegations over his educational qualification

Goa's Public Works Department Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar on Friday rubbished allegations by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that he has given false declaration about his educational qualification in the affidavit filed before the Election Commission.

Jun 19, 2015, 19:44 PM IST

Gangrape incident "small", maintains Goa minister, Cong protests

Unfazed by the controversy over his comments on the gangrape of two Delhi-based women in Goa, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar today maintained it was a "small incident" and that it occurs where tourism flourishes.

Jun 06, 2015, 18:44 PM IST

Goa Minister supports wife's remarks linking rape to Western culture

Coming out in support of his wife who stoked a controversy by stating that rapes are on the rise as women are aping western culture, Goa Factories Minister Deepak Dhavalikar today said the "way people dress today, fuels incidents of rape".

Apr 07, 2015, 11:44 AM IST

Convicted Goa minister Miccky Pacheco to resign soon: Monteiro

Goa rural development agency minister Fransisco Miccky Pacheco, whose conviction for assaulting a government servant was upheld by the Supreme Court earlier this week, will resign from the cabinet, a leader from his party said on Thursday.

Apr 02, 2015, 22:00 PM IST

Narendra Modi will develop India into Hindu state: Goa Minister

Goa Minister Dipak Dhavalikar on Thursday said that PM Modi will develop India into a Hindu nation.

Jul 24, 2014, 19:51 PM IST

Shun Western culture, reiterates Goa minister

Goa`s PWD minister, who recently demanded a ban on mini-skirts and bikinis, now says his "thoughts and sanskars" will take both Goa and India to glory.

Jul 17, 2014, 12:01 PM IST

NRI questions FIR over uploading minister`s morphed photo

US-based Goan NRI Savio Almeida Wednesday questioned the move to book him for sharing on Facebook a morphed photo of Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar wearing a pink swimsuit.

Jul 09, 2014, 18:19 PM IST

Congress sends pink skirt to Goa minister`s office address

The Congress party in Goa on Tuesday sent a pink skirt to state public works department minister Sudin Dhavalikar to protest against his remarks that wearing skirts was not Goan culture.

Jul 01, 2014, 21:10 PM IST

Muthalik welcomes Goa minister`s remark on girls visiting pubs in short dresses

A day after a Goa minister spoke against young girls visiting pubs in short dresses, Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik Tuesday welcomed the statement saying it showed that several important people shared his views.

Jul 01, 2014, 16:11 PM IST

Goa minister Matanhy Saldhana laid to rest

The mortal remains of Goa’s late tourism minister Matanhy Saldanha were laid to rest at his native village of Cansaulim on Saturday.

Mar 24, 2012, 17:01 PM IST