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Lokayukta report on mining scandal drives wedge in Goa BJP
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has played down the Goa Lokayukta's indictment of former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and senior bureaucrats in a mining lease renewal scandal, the anti-corruption ombudsman's order appears to have driven a wedge in the state BJP unit.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Efforts on to repatriate remains of kidnapped Goa sailor'
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) The Goa government's Commissioner for NRI affairs Narendra Sawaikar on Monday said efforts were being made to repatriate the remains of a Goan seafarer, Britto D'Silva, who was among the 20 seamen who were kidnapped from cargo carrier MV Duke by Nigerian pirates in December.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Lost Frequencies opens up on his musical process
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) DJ Felix De Laet, who is also known as Lost Frequencies, says he does not have any fixed process of creating music. The popular international deejay believes in experimenting and "messing around".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP, AAP miffed with railway official calling Goa MLA Portuguese
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Ruling and opposition political parties in Goa, including the BJP, on Monday demanded the resignation of South Western Railway manager Ajay Kumar Singh after he during a verbal duel with Goa BJP MLA Alina Saldanha allegedly suggested that she was of Portuguese descent.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Brother linked to suicide, Goa Minister must resign: Congress
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Monday demanded the resignation of Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho, after the latter's brother Wilson, was booked for alleged abetment in the suicide of former sarpanch Prakash Naik last week.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Lizaa Malik: Goa is like my spirit place
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor-performer Lizaa Malik is back from Goa, which she calls her "spirit place".
2020-01-18
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Goa student's anti-CAA speech triggers political tussle
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) A speech by a schoolgirl denouncing the Citizenship Amendment Act at a function organised by the Goa government's Education Department on Thursday has raised the political temperature in the coastal state.
2020-01-18
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa Special Branch to probe MGP leader's death
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said state police's Special Branch has been ordered to handle the probe into the alleged suicide of former Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader Prakash Naik.
2020-01-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Delay in National Games in Goa 'not deliberate': Rijiju
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) The long delay in hosting the 36th edition of the National Games in Goa is not deliberate and when they eventually takes place later this year, the event will be one of the best edition of the Games ever held in India, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday.
2020-01-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Other Sports
Goa civic body revokes permission for anti-CAA rally
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) A BJP-controlled civic authority in Mapusa town in North Goa, on Friday revoked permission for an anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) rally scheduled by a civil society group for January 18, hours after a group of 'nationalist' citizens threatened to hold a parallel rally at the same site.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Goa,National
Lopamudra Raut is setting the Goa waters on fire
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Model Lopamudra Raut is on vacation in Goa and pictures of her trip are breathtaking to say the least.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Nehru didn't care for Goa: CM
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru didn't care for Goa and its liberation from Portuguese was delayed by 14 years, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said at an Indian Army awareness event here on Tuesday.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
No dynasty politics, Goa BJP chief on Parrikar's son
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) BJP does not give weightage to dynasty, newly appointed state party president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Tuesday, when asked if former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar's elder son Utpal would be given a role in active and electoral politics.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa cops attacked by drunk men, two held
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) Three policemen were thrashed by seven men in a drunken state at Cuncolim village in South Goa on Tuesday, an official said.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-BJP MP deletes tweet with erroneous #VivekanandaagainstCAA
Panaji, Jan 12 (IANS) On the occasion of the 157th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on Sunday, Goa BJP General Secretary Narendra Sawaikar erroneously tweeted with hashtags #VivekaanandaagainstCAA, #VivekanandaagainstNRC #VivekanandaagainstHindutva.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Mining ban, Mhadei row two major issues in Goa: Tanavade
Panaji, Jan 12 (IANS) Resumption of the Supreme Court-enforced mining ban in Goa and the ongoing inter-state dispute with Karnataka over the waters of the Mhadei river are two of the biggest issues confronting Goa, newly appointed state BJP chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Former MLA Tanavade appointed as Goa BJP prez
Panaji, Jan 12 (IANS) Former BJP MLA and state general secretary Sadanand Tanavade was formally appointed as the Goa president of the party on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'70 lakh women screened for breast cancer under Ayushman Bharat'
Panaji, Jan 11 (IANS) Under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, more than 70 lakh women have undergone screening for breast cancer, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said on Saturday.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi-based chain-snatcher arrested in Goa beach village
Panaji, Jan 10 (IANS) The Crime Branch of the Goa Police on Friday arrested a Delhi-based history-sheeter, who has been previously booked in cases of robbery and chain snatching in the national capital, an official statement said.
2020-01-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will relocate villagers living in tiger territory: Goa CM
Panaji, Jan 9 (IANS) A day after Forest Department officials arrested three persons for allegedly poisoning four tigers to death in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said he will relocate villagers living in tiger territory.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Goa,National
Man poses as UP minister to enjoy Goa holiday
Panaji, Jan 9 (IANS) The Goa protocol department has started an internal probe into how an alleged fraudster posing as the Uttar Pradesh Cooperatives Minister was hosted by the state government for 10 days, during which he was allotted housing, police security cover and even rubbed shoulders with ministers and senior BJP officials during the period.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Erratic NorthEast help FC Goa reclaim top spot
Fatorda (Goa), Jan 8 (IANS) The race for the top spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) heated up as FC Goa defeated NorthEast United FC 2-0 to celebrate their 100th ISL match in style.
2020-01-08
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Four tigers found dead in Goa sanctuary, two farmers held (2nd Lead)
Panaji, Jan 8 (IANS) Goa Forest Department officials on Wednesday found three more carcasses of tigers believed to have died of poisoning in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in North Goa, taking the toll of dead tigers found in the area to four.
2020-01-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
ISL: FC Goa look to get back on track against NorthEast
Panaji, Jan 7 (IANS) FC Goa will look to put their minor blip behind as they take on NorthEast United FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-01-07
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Goa tiger death because of poisoning: CMO
Panaji, Jan 6 (IANS) A four-year-old Royal Bengal tiger who was found dead in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary on Sunday, could have died on account of poisoning, the Goa Chief Minister's Office tweeted on Monday.
2020-01-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Protest meet held in Goa condemning JNU violence
Panaji, Jan 6 (IANS) Students, opposition party leaders and members of civil society on Monday, held a protest in Panaji against the assault on Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University students and members of the faculty late on Sunday, which left several students injured.
2020-01-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa Chief Minister on tweet spree, defends CAA
Panaji, Dec 30 (IANS) In a series of tweets, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday expressed his support for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), while also accusing the Opposition of spreading lies vis-a-vis the legislation which has triggered sustained protests throughout the country.
2019-12-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress seeks SIT probe in death of 2 Andhra youths in Goa
Panaji, Dec 28 (IANS) The main opposition party in Goa, the Congress, on Saturday demanded an SIT probe by a retired High Court judge into the mysterious deaths of two Andhra Pradesh youngsters outside the Sunburn Klassique EDM festival venue in North Goa on Friday evening.
2019-12-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mhadei row: Protesters in Goa burn effigy of Javadekar
Panaji, Dec 25 (IANS) Protesters belonging to the Progressive Front of Goa, on Wednesday, burnt an effigy of Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar, accusing him for sacrificing the interests of Goa in favour of Karnataka vis a vis the ongoing inter-state dispute over the waters of the Mhadei river.
2019-12-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Assamese 'Miyah' poets condemn artwork 'censure' at Goa fest
Panaji, Dec 20 (IANS) 'Miyah' poets from Assam, whose artworks were barred from being displayed at the ongoing Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa, have expressed deep disappointment and blamed "political suppression" for the move.
2019-12-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Murdering rapists should be hanged publicly: Goa Minister
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Saturday demanded that rape and murder case convicts should be hanged at a public stadium so that a strong message is sent to the people committing such heinous and rarest of rare crimes.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ian Somerhalder: Excited about Indian characters in 'V Wars'
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) "The Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder has a special treat for his Indian fans in his upcoming show "V Wars", but he needs a little help from them first. He says if the Netflix show gets a second season, then two Indian characters will be introduced in the series.
2019-11-27
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Naphtha to be unloaded in 20-22 days: Goa CM
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Nearly 2,500 tonnes of naphtha loaded in a stricken tanker, which ran aground off Panaji coast last month will be unloaded within "20 to 22 days" Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said here on Tuesday.
2019-11-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Bird hit could affect passenger planes too: Goa Congress
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) A bird hit which resulted in the crash of an Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter jet after taking off at Goa's Dabolim International Airport on November 16, could also bring down a passenger aircraft in the future, Goa Congress spokesperson Trajano D'Mello said.
2019-11-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Withdraw 144 CrPC before IFFI begins: Congress
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) The Opposition party in Goa, the Congress, on Tuesday demanded that the government withdraw prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC in view of the upcoming 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India, as a large number of delegates and tourists are expected to throng the event, which gets underway on November 20.
2019-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Indian Navy plane crashes in Goa, pilots safe
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) An Indian Navy aircraft crashed on Saturday a short distance from the Dabolim international airport, even as two pilots ejected to safety, an official said.
2019-11-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tarun Tejpal's lawyers grill victim for 3rd consecutive day
Panaji, Nov 13 (IANS) Defence lawyers representing former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal who has been accused of rape, continued to cross examine the victim for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, during the in-camera trial at a district court in North Goa's Mapusa town.
2019-11-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Religious gatherings exempt from Section 144 :Goa CM
Panaji, Nov 8 (IANS) Religious gatherings would be exempted from section 144 CrPC, which has been imposed throughout the state, in view of the upcoming Supreme Court (SC) verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2019-11-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
50th IFFI: Movies to be shown on big screen at Goa beach
Panaji, Nov 5 (IANS) Film enthusiasts will be able to watch movies on a giant screen at the popular Miramar beach near the Goa capital, as part of the upcoming 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which begins later in November, according to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
2019-11-05
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa CM to meet Javdekar over Kalasa-Banduri project
Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will lead an all-party delegation to meet Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javdekar, in order to request the latter to withdraw his ministry's letter giving a green signal to Karnataka's controversial Kalasa-Banduri dam project across the Mhadei river.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
ISL: Bengaluru, Goa share spoils in high-octane encounter
Goa, Oct 28 (IANS) The first meeting of the season between two Indian Super League (ISL) heavyweights finished all square after FC Goa and Bengaluru FC shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Goa industrial areas to turn alcohol-free zones
Panaji, Oct 28 (IANS) After banning liquor consumption at public spaces, especially beaches and other tourism hotspots, the Goa government has now cleared the decks for banning of sale and consumption of alcohol in all notified industrial estates in the coastal state.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Navy to assess condition of grounded naphtha tanker
Panaji, Oct 26 (IANS) A joint operation, involving multiple agencies including an Indian Navy helicopter team, is underway to assess the precarious condition of a naphtha gas carrying tanker, which ran aground off the shores near Panaji earlier this week.
2019-10-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Struck by storm, naphtha carrying tanker drifts towards Panaji
Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) An unmanned tanker believed to be carrying a cargo of naphtha, anchored at the Mormugao Port Trust in South Goa, has begun to drift towards the shores of the state capital, after strong winds and a rough current caused its anchor line to break on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Chautala should consider how BJP treated allies in Goa'
Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) The reputation of BJP leadership for breaking their promises made at the party's highest decision-making level, should weigh on the mind of Dushyant Chautala, whose Jannanayak Janata Party is emerging as the kingmaker in Haryana, former Goa Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said here on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa CM must revisit RSS shakha, re-learn value of mother: Opp
Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) The Goa opposition on Thursday raised the pitch against Chief Minister Pramod Sawant a day after the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) granted an environment clearance to the controversial Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project over the Mhadei river in Karnataka.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM takes on MoEF over Kalasa-Banduri project
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) In a late development Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant took on the Union Ministry for Environment and Forests over the granting of environment clearance to the Karnataka's controversial Kalasa-Banduri project across the Mhadei river, saying his government was in the dark about the issue and would challenge the EC in the National Green Tribunal.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Tejpal trial: Victim's cross-examination adjourned
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) Additional district and sessions judge Kshama Joshi on Wednesday adjourned the cross-examination of the victim in the rape case involving former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal to November 11.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Animal bones found in stomaches of Goa stray cattle
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) Days after Goa's Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo claimed that stray cattle in the state's coastal belt have "turned non-vegetarian", trustee of a cow shelter where such animals are being relocated, has confirmed the unusual trend.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Army man Saikhom wins Goa Ironman 70.3 triathlon
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Indian Army Hawaldar Bishworjit Singh Saikhom won India's first IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon, which was held here on Sunday, while in the team section, Delhi's Juggernauts came first.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Other Sports