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Blacklisting visas preferred than deportation: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today sa

All party delegation to dash Delhi to pursue Special Status

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar toda

CCTVs to monitor tourists on Goa beaches

Tourists visiting Goa will have a CCTV c

Big B informally confirmed to open IFFI '14

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar toda

Goa Assembly to go paperless from 22 July

Goa Legislative Assembly's upcoming Sess

Shipyard to build 6 patrol vessels for Coast Guard

Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL), a south Goa-base

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Society

Blacklisting visas preferred than deportation: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that blacklisting the visas could act as a deterrent against the illegal activities of foreign nationals staying in the coastal state. ... READ

HC upholds jail term for Mickky, but relief to appeal in SC

The Bombay High Court today upheld the order of a lower court sentencing legislator and former state tourism minister Miccky Pacheco to six-month imprisonment for assaulting a junior engineer of electricity department and asked him to surrender within a fortnight. ... READ

Mumbai blasts accused Fakki held in Goa

The Anti-terrorism squad has arrested an accused from Goa who is suspected to have been involved in the 2011 Mumbai serial blasts in Mumbai.... READ

Issues

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

SIT books both Ranes on the charges of accepting bribe

The Special Investigation Team of Goa Police has booked former Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane and his legislator son for allegedly accepting a Rs 6 crore bribe to facilitate the clearance of a mining lease.... READ

Wanchoo resigns as Goa Governor

Goa Governor BV Wanchoo has resigned, hours after he was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation today as a witness in connection with alleged irregularities in the purchase of 12 helicopters meant for VVIP use from AgustaWestland, an Anglo-Indian defence manufacturer.... 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

Goa Assembly to go paperless from 22 July

Goa Legislative Assembly's upcoming Session starting on July 22, will mostly be a paperless affair with over 95 per cent of the business going online.... READ

Alva sworn in as Goa Governor withe Addtl charge

Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva was sworn-in on Saturday as the Governor of Goa at a function at Raj Bhavan in Panaji.... READ

Alva to hold additional charge as Goa Guv

Resignation of Bharat Vir Wanchoo as Governor of Goa was accepted today and Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva was given the additional charge of the post. ... READ

Economy

CCTVs to monitor tourists on Goa beaches

Tourists visiting Goa will have a CCTV camera monitoring their movements once they venture on to major beaches in the state, a senior Tourism Department official said here today. ... READ

Govts should decide economic trajectory, not Courts: CM

In an oblique reference to judicial intervention in matters related to environment, BJP's Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said only governments should decide on the economic trajectory of India.... READ

Goa Spas facing shutdown due to flesh trade

Salon and spa owners in Goa are facing prospects of a shutdown due to increasing presence of dubious and unregistered competitors which are doubling up as prostitution dens in the state.... READ

Culture

Big B informally confirmed to open IFFI '14

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that the state government will formally invite Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) scheduled to take place in Goa this November.... READ

Centre to 'support' Convention Centre in Goa for IFFI under PPP

A world class convention centre in Goa, especially to host International Film Festival of India, may finally become a reality as the union government has agreed to support it financially, while building it under Public Private Partnership (PPP).... READ

Goa Church wants IFFI to be rescheduled for Exposition

Goa Church wants the dates of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2014 to be revised so that it does not clash with the decennial exposition of St Francis Xavier's relics.... READ