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GCA may lose recognition due to ticketagate

Goa government will initiate a process t

Civil society wants Gram Sabhas to discuss Police bill

Members of various civil societies in Go

Rane duo gets anticipatory bail in alleged extortion case

A special court in Panaji on Friday, gra

Ram Sene issue is a media creation: Parrikar

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar today bl

Rame Sene banned at behest of drug-pub mafia: Muthalik

Controversial right wing outfit Sri Ram

Cong Govt 'fixed' Mickky in Nadia death case: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today sa

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Society

Ram Sene issue is a media creation: Parrikar

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar today blamed the media for creating hype about Pramod Muthalik and his Ram Sene coming to Goa.... READ

Rame Sene banned at behest of drug-pub mafia: Muthalik

Controversial right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene's chief Pramod Muthalik has alleged that the Goa government banned his organisation at the behest of drug lords and pub mafia.... READ

I'm sorry, but was 'Negro error' a national issue?: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today apologised for using the word "Negro" in one of the answers tabled in the Assembly, but also expressed regrets that national media stooped low to make it a big public issue.... READ

Issues

GCA may lose recognition due to ticketagate

Goa government will initiate a process to withdraw the recognition given to Goa Cricket Association (GCA) that was embroiled in controversy after the infamous 2001 ticketgate scam, the sports minister said.... READ

Civil society wants Gram Sabhas to discuss Police bill

Members of various civil societies in Goa Friday demanded that reforms in the proposed Goa Police Bill need to be discussed at grassroot level including in Gram Sabhas and municipal meetings. ... READ

Centre's reply on Special Status is not Modi Govt stand: Alina

Goa Minister for environment Alina Saldanha who is spearheading ‘Goa’s Movement For Special Status (GMFSS)’ on Wednesday said that the recent written reply given to Goa Rajya Sabha MP by Minister of State for Home ruling out special status to Goa was “more of a routine, conventional position of the Central Government and not a conclusive statement of policy by the Modi Government on this matter.”... READ

Infrastructure

Double decker to run Mumbai-Karmali for 'Chovoth'

A double-decker train will soon run on the Konkan Railway route between Mumbai and Goa. ... READ

Goa-Mumbai port feeder service by month end

The feeder service connecting Goa's Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) near Mumbai would begin by the end of this month, heralding a new era on the logistic front between both the neighbouring ports. ... READ

Goa to reduce green cess to boost coal import

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today announced to scale down the state taxes on import of coal. ... 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

Cong Govt 'fixed' Mickky in Nadia death case: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that the erstwhile Congress-led state government had "fixed" former tourism minister Fransisco Miccky Pacheco in connection with the death of his female friend, Nadia Torrado. ... READ

Lower courts have scant regard for law: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday alleged in the state Legislative Assembly that the lower judiciary in the state was paying scant regard to the provisions of law. ... READ

Expunge 'Hindu Rashtra' from Assembly records: Cong

The Congress in Goa Monday asked the assembly speaker to expunge a reference to India as a "Hindu nation" made by a minister last month during the monsoon session.... READ

Economy

Rane duo gets anticipatory bail in alleged extortion case

A special court in Panaji on Friday, granted conditional anticipatory bail to former Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane and his legislator son, Vishwajit in connection with the extortion case filed against them by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of state police. ... READ

27 Goa mines will start from Dec onwards: Parrikar

At least 27 mines would be start operating in Goa between December to February if chief minister Manohar Parrikar succeeds in implementing the time-bound programme he announced in the Assembly today.... READ

Digambar defends his act in mining renewal cases

Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, accused of shielding illegal mining during his term, today broke his silence over the issue saying his government kept renewal of mining leases on hold as it was busy formulating regulations for the industry. ... READ

Culture

Nobel to Tagore was 'western politics': Teotonio

Honouring Ravindranath Tagore with Nobel Prize was part of Western politics to pull him apart from Mahatma Gandhi on the issue of nationalism, said Teotonio R de Souza, a renowned Indo-Portuguese historian from Goa. ... READ

'Akantwadi' tiatr staged despite Ram Sene threat

Tousif de Navelim staged his ‘controversial’ Tiatr today in Margao defying the threat issued by Ram Sene from Karnataka as Tiatr lovers from Salcete came in full support of the first performance.... READ

Riddhi-Siddhi applauded for Sonakshi outfit at London show

Fashion designers Riddhi and Siddhi Mapxencar's outfit for Sonakshi Sinha's recent live performance at London's O2 arena drew appreciation both from the actress and the audience. ... READ