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Goa CM offers to share food plate with HIV kids

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar toda

Goa to have transit house for foreigners, pending deportation

Goa government is planning to set up a t

No entry to Ram Sene, no curbs on pubs & bikinis: Parrikar

The BJP government in Goa has finally de

Law to penalise blackmailer NGOs/individuals: CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar toda

Modifiled Mediclaim scheme next week: Parsekar

Goa government today said the modified m

44th IFFI may cost Goa Govt Rs 13 Cr

The Goa government on Monday said the am

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Society

Goa CM offers to share food plate with HIV kids

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said he was ready to share a food plate with an HIV-positive child, to dispel the misconception that the dreaded disease is transmitted by a mere touch. ... READ

Goa to have transit house for foreigners, pending deportation

Goa government is planning to set up a transit house, pending deportation, of the foreigners staying in Goa illegally.... READ

Modifiled Mediclaim scheme next week: Parsekar

Goa government today said the modified mediclaim scheme covering its population would be notified within a week.... READ

Issues

Goa Govt to probe Chattisgarh coal block deal

Goa government on Friday said the state vigilance department will investigate the alleged irregularities in the agreement entered into by the previous government with a private firm for generation of electricity using the coal from a mine in Chhattisgarh.... READ

RP21 process after mining issue settled, housing powers to panchayats: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today gave a fresh assurance to start working on Regional Plan 2021 by September, after mining issue is fully settled. ... READ

All party delegation to dash Delhi to pursue Special Status

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today told the Legislative Assembly that an all party delegation will go to Delhi to follow up the demand of special status for the state. ... READ

Infrastructure

Shipyard to build 6 patrol vessels for Coast Guard

Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL), a south Goa-based defence shipyard, is in the process of construction of six Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Indian Coast Guard and it plans to launch three OPVs in succession from September – December this year.... READ

9 high speed trains including Goa-Mumbai @160 km/hr

The first railway budget of Narendra Modi government has announced one bullet train to Gujarat and nine high speed trains connecting major metros, including a Goa-Mumbai route. ... READ

L&T bags new cable-stayed Mandovi bridge for Rs 1547 Cr

L&T Construction today said it has bagged new orders worth Rs 2,002 crore across various business segments during June.... READ

Sports

4 MLAs asked to reimburse Brazil tour ticket amount

Goa government has asked its four MLAs, including a cabinet minister, to reimburse the money spent on booking tickets to Brazil to watch the football World Cup, even as the legislators left for the South American country to witness the ongoing mega sporting event. ... READ

Modi's veto ended Goa MLAs' Brazil FIFA junket

A last-minute veto by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday afternoon has cancelled the FIFA World Cup 'study tour' to Brazil by a team of six Goa MLAs led by state sports minister Ramesh Tawadkar. ... READ

Govt cancels Brazil junket, MLAs to spend own money

Under attack over funding the trip of six of its MLAs to Brazil to watch the football World Cup, the Goa government decided on Friday to cancel the junket.... READ

Politics

Law to penalise blackmailer NGOs/individuals: CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the state government will enact a legislation during the next assembly session to penalise the NGOs and individuals who "misuse the law to black-mail others". ... READ

DyCM Francis says SORRY, but still says he is right

Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza today apologised for his remarks that he is a "Christian Hindu", after being criticised by the Catholic community. ... READ

Chruch should excommunicate DyCM Francis, demands NCP

The Nationalist Congress Party has demanded that Goa’s Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza be ex-communicated by the Church if he does not apologise for his comment that he is a Christian Hindu. ... READ

Economy

No entry to Ram Sene, no curbs on pubs & bikinis: Parrikar

The BJP government in Goa has finally decided to follow its Congress predecessor, not to allow Pramod Muthalik to start a branch of Ram Sene in the tourist state. ... READ

BJP Govt didn't spend less than Cong Govt on foreign tours

Is the Bharatiya Janata Party government spending more on foreign tours for promotion of Goan tourism than the erstwhile Congress government?... READ

Speaker directs Goan media to express regrets over 'misreporting'

Speaker Rajendra Arlekar has directed the section of Goan media to publish or telecast regrets over reporting of a question, which was postponed without tabling, regarding alleged Rs 13 crore being spent on foreign tours of ministers and MLAs for tourism promotion. ... READ

Culture

44th IFFI may cost Goa Govt Rs 13 Cr

The Goa government on Monday said the amount spent on the organisation of last year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji may add up to Rs 12-13 crore as the bills of several agencies were pending with the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG).... READ

Shilpa recalls first Valentine with Raj in Goa

Shilpa Shetty, whose Satyug Gold company has partnered with the Goa Wedding Show 2014, which she and her husband Raj Kundra are endorsing, says she has fond memories of the state.... READ

HJS demands ban on 'Singham Returns'

Ahead of its release on Independence Day, Rohit Shetty's 'Singham Returns' has been hit by a controversy after a right-wing Hindu organisation has asked the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to put a ban on the film.... READ