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23 Jun 2017

Pratheek ranks 189th also in NEET exam

Pratheek Rebello once again topped in Goa yet another national examination, this time the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test to become a doctor.

23 Jun 2017

Amidst the ‘blame-game’, PWD officials are caught on ‘back foot’

The agitated residents of Bicholim gheraoed the PWD officials at Bicholim on Friday.

23 Jun 2017

Mapusa municipal chairperson says difficult to keep track of how vegetables are cleaned

Mapusa Municipal Council will install CCTV cameras in the town's market to keep a watch on illegalities allegedly carried out by the vendors.

23 Jun 2017

Vascokar fear of an epidemic due to garbage

Khariwaddo residents of Vasco are frightened of an epidemic due to accumulated garbage during monsoon.

23 Jun 2017

Ravi takes initiative to settle sopo issue of Ponda Market vendors

The issue of Ponda Market pending sopo collection might get settled soon.

23 Jun 2017

BJP mobile van to highlight Modi’s 3 years

If you are anywhere near the market or at any bus stand in North Goa, you may be able to watch achievements of Narendra Modi government in the last three years.

23 Jun 2017

“Independent” Balli Panchayat goes to BJP

victorious panel of the Balli panchayat which had claimed to be ‘indpendent’ has now turned towards the Bharatiya Janata Party.

22 Jun 2017

Curchorem shopkeepers say Fire Brigade didn’t even have a ladder

Shopkeepers of Kudchade are agitated over the Fire Brigade report which has termed the news of people throwing stones on Kudchade fire brigade office to wake up the firemen is false and fabricated.

22 Jun 2017

Around 1200 liquor outlets in state may get relief in next one month

Around 1200 more liquor outlets out of the 2200 affected outlets may immediately get relief from the Supreme Court verdict on banning sale of liquor.

22 Jun 2017

MGP will support NDA for prez election, many of our demands included in the CMP: Sudin

Senior Leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party Sudin Dhavalikar has said that 3 of their major demands have been included in the Common Minimum Programme of the BJP led coalition government.

22 Jun 2017

Burglars target unoccupied premises in Margao

In a clever strategy, burglars have started targeting unoccupied flats in Margao.

22 Jun 2017

Congress won’t approach the Supreme Court in Vishwajit disqualification case: Khalap

Former Union law minister Ramakant Khalap has made it clear that the Congress party will not approach the Supreme Court since their writ petition against Vishwajeet Rane has been accepted by the High Court.

22 Jun 2017

Volvoi Panchayat sans Sarpanch may get its new Sarpanch soon

The Volvoi village may get its new sarpanch soon.

21 Jun 2017

3rd International Yoga Day celebrated

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar advised people to practice yoga throughout the year for better mental and physical health. The third International Yoga Day was celebrated throughout the state on Wednesday.

21 Jun 2017

People stone Fire Brigade office to save a burning shop

A shop caught fire in Curchorem market around midnight on Tuesday. And it was fully gutted simply because the fire brigade did not reach in time.

21 Jun 2017

Young Goan Pankaj Sainekar breaks his own Suryanamaskar record

The entire world celebrated the International Day of Yoga on Wednesday.

21 Jun 2017

Traffic police issues circular, then withdraws, making helmet a must for pillion riders

The traffic police on Wednesday displayed its utter ignorance over traffic rules which they enforce.

21 Jun 2017

Another boy jumps off unused Sanvordem footbridge

Yet another young boy committed suicide from the same unused footbridge of Savodde, which had become a cause of a major tragedy that occurred one month ago.

21 Jun 2017

‘Matti’ already a state tree, then call ‘Maad’ a heritage tree: Nature lovers

The ruling coalition has agreed to declare coconut as a state tree. But environmentalists and even heritage lovers have opposed it.

21 Jun 2017

MGP makes U turn on MoI, supports ‘English funding’, BBSM says expected betrayal!

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has taken a major U turn on the issue of Medium of Instruction.

20 Jun 2017

How will Govt deliver on CMP without timeframe? : AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party has questioned the intention of BJP led coalition government which released its common minimum programme without any deadlines to deliver or implement it.

20 Jun 2017

HC to decide on Vishwajeet disqualification plea, directs ECI on Valpoi by-poll

Everybody expected the high court to direct the petition of Vishwajeet Rane’s disqualification to the speaker’s office. But it didn’t happen.

20 Jun 2017

HC to decide onVishwajeet disqualification plea, directs ECI on Valpoi by-poll

Everybody expected the high court to direct the petition of Vishwajeet Rane’s disqualification to the speaker’s office. But it didn’t happen.

20 Jun 2017

Kankonkar voted for me in Panchayats: Isidore

Canacona MLA Isidore Fernandes has claimed that Kankonkar elected panchas in the panchayat elections because of him and just not the candidates.

20 Jun 2017

Mapusa bus stand waterlogged

New Mapusa bus stand is full of muddy water. People cannot move around. Sewerage pipes discharge sewage water on to the ground.

20 Jun 2017

IMA Goa condemns threat to on-duty Docs, demands preventive action

cases of threatening and attacking the on duty doctors are on rise in the state.

20 Jun 2017

First ‘No Confidence on Sarpanch’ within 1 day in Old Goa

The first ever No confidence Motion in the new tenure of recently appointed Sarpanchas will likely be taken up in Se Old Goa Panchayat.

20 Jun 2017

Mauvin moots to change Panchayat Act to stop musical chairs

Panchayati Raj Act is set to change. The Panchayat Minister says he wants to ेूstop musical chairs and bring stability to the panchayat bodies.

20 Jun 2017

Mahajan of Ramnathi Temple alleges illegalities by committee, demands probe

Mahajans of shree ramnath temple at Ramnathi Ponda have alleged that various illegalities are being carried out by the managing committee of the temple.

19 Jun 2017

CMP: Maad to Bhaji to Sports to Films…

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar finally released the Common Minimum Programme on Monday by focusing on 10 crucial areas.

19 Jun 2017

Sarpanch-Deputy elected, most of them unopposed

Elections for the posts of Sarpanchas and deputy sarpanchas were held in 175 panchayats across the state on Monday.

19 Jun 2017

RP30: Land owners of no-development zone could buy construction rights elsewhere

The coalition government led by Manohar Parrikar has devised a new concept of exchanging rights of land use from no development zone to the development zone and go for constructions.

19 Jun 2017

3 Flats Robbed In Aquem Margao

3 flats at J. G Apartments in Aquem Margao were robbed on Sunday night.

19 Jun 2017

SGPDA to prepare fresh ODPs for Madgao and Ponda

Madgao and Ponda cities will now have new Outline Development Plans.

19 Jun 2017

Goa’s celebrities unite to oppose Sadhvi, March on 16 July

After all the political turmoil over Sadhavi Saraswati’s statements over hanging the beef eaters, now Goans from various stratas of society have joined hands to protest against Sadhavi.

17 Jun 2017

Be passionate & do what you want: Barkha Dutt

The most difficult thing is to be yourself and find your path. Not what you are forced to do. Be passionate about it and you can what you want to be.

17 Jun 2017

Goa Govt to make its policy on beef clear to Centre

TCP Minister Vijai Sardessai has said the Goa government will write to the union government about its stand vis-à-vis the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

17 Jun 2017

Shivsena dares BJP to have national policy on beef issue

Shivsna MP Sanjay Raut has dared Narendra Modi government to frame a National Policy on the issue of beef by consulting all the political parties of all the states. He has also said that Shivsena would contest Panaji and Valpoi by-polls.

17 Jun 2017

HIndu Convention decalres India & Nepal Hindu nations

The sixth All India Hindu convention in its concluding resolution declared India and Nepal as Hindu nations.

17 Jun 2017

Shawn Martins Declared as the new Calangute Sarpanch

Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo has declared Shawn Martins as the new Calangute Sarpanch .

16 Jun 2017

Michael warns not to misbehave with tourists & hamper economy

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo has condemned the act of assault on Tourists by some miscreants in Merces.

16 Jun 2017

Eduardo says some Hindus also eat beef, Girish demands FIR on Sadhvi Saraswati

Congress leaders have come down heavily on the issue of beef raised by some Hindu fundamentalists.

16 Jun 2017

Cyberage scheme of laptops working like a 'mafia'

Computer dealers in Goa say the online sale of computers together with government’s Cyberage Scheme have ruined their business.

16 Jun 2017

Reason behind mysterious death of cattle still unknown

The mystery behind the sudden death of 17 cattle in Ambauli and Adne area of Quepem is still not solved. The reason behind this tragic incident is still not known.

16 Jun 2017

Suspension of 46 footballers temporary, says GFA Prez Elvis

GFA President Elvis Gomes has said that the suspension of 46 footballers is temporary. The executive committee will take final decision after studying their show cause replies. They were suspended for illegally playing for some clubs.

16 Jun 2017

Eduardo wants Yoga in curriculum, but not Baba Ramdev classes

Former Union Minister Eduardo Faleiro has supported BJP government’s move on World Yoga Day and demanded to introduce Yoga in the schools curriculam.

15 Jun 2017

Will the High Court disqualify Vishwajeet on Mon?

The High Court will decide the fate of Health minister Vishwajeet Rane on Monday.

15 Jun 2017

Dead cattle raise panic in Quepem villages

Around 17 cattle were found dead in Ambaulim and Takwada Adne on late Wednesday evening. The reason for their sudden death is still unknown.

15 Jun 2017

Goa BJP to mobilise max support for President of India election

India’s lawmakers will elect new President of India on 17th of July.

15 Jun 2017

CM suspects police-goonda nexus in Merces tourist attack

Looks like Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has taken the brutal attack on tourists in Merces very seriously.

15 Jun 2017

Cuncolim Municipality demands for action against the damaged old buildings

Cuncolim Municipality has raised concerns regarding the fear of collapse of old buildings in the town.

15 Jun 2017

Sharmad threatens agitation over sewage leakage

Top Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Margao candidate SharmadRaiturkar has threatened the state Sewerage Department with an agitation if they do not rectify the sewage leakage in Comba within the next three days.

15 Jun 2017

Garabge dumped by Vasco Railway creates nuisance for school students

Mata Secondary School management along with students and Baina locals have raised serious concerns over the garbage dumped near the school by the Vasco railway authorities.

15 Jun 2017

Margao Police thanked by Villagers

The residents of Khareband in Madgao have praised inspector of Margao police station C L Patil for putting an end to the prostitution in their vicinity on Thursday.

15 Jun 2017

Ponda citizens oppose Chairperson’s presence at inaugural of Kranti Maidaan

Series of Allegations and Counter Allegations has started on the issue of inauguration of renovated Kranti Maidaan in Ponda.

14 Jun 2017

Rising secularism matter of concern: Hindu Convention

The All India Hindu Convention has raised concern over Indian democracy and rising secularism which is becoming a problem to establish Hindu Rashtra in India.

14 Jun 2017

Varca & Navelim panchas disown Churchill & Luizinho

Almost all the MLAs claimed that their panels won the panchayat elections in many villages.

14 Jun 2017

4 Mershekar brutally attack tourists with weapons, 3 arrested

The village panchayats were elected on Tuesday. And on Wednesday, Goa witnessed the power of villages, in a most shameful manner.

14 Jun 2017

Kavlekar claims increase in panchayat tally

Quepem MLA Babu Kavlekar says despite BJP being in power and using government machinery he managed to get more panchas elected.

14 Jun 2017

Dumped mud makes national highway slippery

Mud dumped besides the national highway 17 in Panzarconi is creating a nuisance to the commuters.

14 Jun 2017

DGP’s advice to reckless drivers: Donate blood and organs

Director General of Police Dr Muktesh Chander has an advice to the reckless drivers and riders on Goan roads: Donate your blood and organs so that they could be useful to others who need them.

14 Jun 2017

MMC resolves to regularize services of temporary staff

At its meeting on Wednesday, Mormugao Municipal Council resolved to regularise the services of temporary workers.

14 Jun 2017

Huge tree falls on a house in Aldona

A huge tree fell on a residential house in Aldona after heavy showers on Wednesday .

13 Jun 2017

CM promises to tackle coastal garbage problem in 3 months

The chief minister Manohar Parrikar acknowledged that garbage was an issue especially in coastal belt and promised to take remedial actions within the next three months.

13 Jun 2017

CM claims workers’ win, Cong claims supporters’ win

The first phase of counting of panchayat elections is over. And Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar claims that 90 per cent of his contesting workers are elected.

13 Jun 2017

Joseph loses Calangute, First-timers become giant killers!

They say age is just a number. At times it reveals the experience one holds in any field but the panchayat election results on Tuesday showed us some very unexpected and surprising victories.

13 Jun 2017

Panchayats building Young Goa, as young as 20!

This panchayat election became a clear indication that it is building young Goa.

13 Jun 2017

They get elected… 5th… 6th…. 7th time….

Some candidates in the panchayat elections have been elected up to seventh time.

13 Jun 2017

New city gardens to have heritage conservation committee approval

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai has said that henceforth new city gardens will have to be approved by the Heritage Conservation Committee.

13 Jun 2017

GSIDC, Margao Municipality officials fail to join site inspection

The officials of the Goa state pollution control board on Monday inspected the low-lying areas at Maddel, Margao where the untreated waste from Sonsoddo has been dumped.

12 Jun 2017

Incessant rains create havoc all over the state

It’s not even a week since the monsoons have hit Goa; the heavy rains have started creating havoc all over the state.

12 Jun 2017

Minister Vijay to monitor Madgao police on CCTV

Goa Forward Minister Vijay Sardesai has found a new surveillance formula.

12 Jun 2017

SEC’s indecision would make secret vote public!

There is yet another major blunder happening in the ongoing panchayat election. The voter is losing secrecy of his or her vote. Especially the government servant, who votes through the postal ballot.

12 Jun 2017

Counting on Tue of 176 panchayats, at 13 locations having 21 tables each

Goans voted for 186 panchayats on Sunday. But the counting would be held only for 176 panchayats on Tuesday.

12 Jun 2017

Roads in Keri Sattari In a bad Condition

The roads in the village of Keri Sattari are totally in bad shape.

12 Jun 2017

Children’s Park of Sirlim floating in rain water

The sign boards which were erected in Sirlim Dharmapur village are now nowhere to be seen in the village.

12 Jun 2017

When KTC security guard acts 'inhuman' with helpless humans...

A cruel incident happened on Monday in the Mapusa Town. Security Guard at the the KTC Bus stand was hitting an epilepsy patient mercilessly instead of helping him.

12 Jun 2017

Salmona Spring cries for attention

Goa is losing last bits of its heritage day by day. Our greed of development is also resulting in negligence towards various historical monuments and sites.

11 Jun 2017

Basic issues are development & infrastructure

Every panchayat has a different issue. .

11 Jun 2017

Whole poll was not ‘peaceful’ for some voters

Voters are the God for the candidates, but only till the polling takes place.

11 Jun 2017

SEC responsible, not Govt, for reservation mess: Ex-SEC

Former State Election Commissioner Prabhakar Timble has alleged that the State Election Commission has created the confusion over delimitation and reservations of panchayat wards, not the government.

11 Jun 2017

200 Goan voters of 580 in one ward are Portuguese citizens!

Although all the candidates throughout the state who contested the panchayat elections on Sunday were uncertain about their fate.

11 Jun 2017

Goa365 captures panchayat election moods….

Every occasion has a mood and an election is no less an occasion.

10 Jun 2017

MPT serves eviction notices to 30 pre-liberation houses, claiming land ownership

Mormugao Port Trust has served eviction notices to 30 houses. They are told to vacate by September because the land belongs to the port authorities.

10 Jun 2017

Nomination for 2nd phase on 20 June, panchayat poll on Sunday

State Election Commission has announced the schedule for the second phase of panchayat elections of 16 wards while Goa goes for polling of 186 panchayats on Sunday.

10 Jun 2017

Tito willing to take over as Margao Municipal VC as Doris resigns

Goa Forward Party member and Madgao Municipal Councilor Tito Florence Cardozo is the front runner for the post of vice-chairperson.

10 Jun 2017

2 boys drown at Zuarinagar in IDC’s water-filled pit

Two minor boys died of drowning at Zuarinagar in Sancoale on Saturday. The boys had gone to play in an open pit nearby. The incident took place in a plot belonging to IDC where a pit has been dug up

10 Jun 2017

Hindu Janjagruti demands Cow Sanctuary for Goa

The Hindu Janjagruti Samiti has demanded that a Cow Sanctuary be set up in Goa to protect the cow.

10 Jun 2017

False ceiling collapses at Tilak Maidan again

A part of the false ceiling at Tilak Maidan in Vasco collapsed on Saturday.

10 Jun 2017

MPT serves eviction notices to 30 pre-liberation houses, claiming land ownership

Mormugao Port Trust has served eviction notices to 30 houses.

09 Jun 2017

Bhat Skips ACB Summons in bribery case

The anti-corruption bureau is looking out for the electrical engineer Vishwanath Bhat as he failed to appear before the police on Friday, in a bribery case.

09 Jun 2017

Panchayat polling on Sun, second phase notification on Sat

The panchayat polls will take place on Sunday from 8 in the morning till 5 in the evening.

09 Jun 2017

When power connection gets transferred with a fake affidavit…

What if you suddenly come to know that your Electricity connection has been transferred to somebody else’s name?

09 Jun 2017

SC grants ‘temporary’ relief on linking Adhar to PAN, provision upheld

he Supreme Court has partially stayed Modi government’s decision to link Adhar Card with the PAN card to file income tax returns.

09 Jun 2017

Vegetable prices shoot up in Goan markets

The impact of farmer’s strike in Maharashtra is clearly visible even in Goa.

08 Jun 2017

GSM insists on centre’s circular on cow slaughter, opposes Dr Bhatikar

Goa Suraksha Manch has reacted sharply to the statement made by their Panaji candidate in last election, Dr Ketan Bhatikar.

08 Jun 2017

Dead monkey on a tree creates scare in Cuncolim

A dead monkey on a tree created a scare among locals at Demani in Cuncolim on Thursday.

08 Jun 2017

Luizinho urges Sonia to relieve him immediately

Congress State unit party president and Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro said that he had asked the national Congress president Sonia Gandhi to relieve him as president with immediate effect.

08 Jun 2017

15 reserved wards: Poll on 1 July, counting on 2 July

The government has finalised 1st July as the date for the second phase of elections of the 15 reserved wards of 10 panchayats.

08 Jun 2017

At last monsoon arrives in Goa

At last, monsoon has arrived in Goa.

08 Jun 2017

A Religious Belief: Vatt Pournima

The auspicious occasion of Vat Purnima, also known as Vat Savitri, was celebration throughout the state.

08 Jun 2017

Bicholim municipality cautions miners about rejects flowing down in town

Chairperson of Bicholi municipality Satish Gaokar has written to the mining companies asking them to ensure that no water from the mines or any rejects flowed into Bicholim town during the rains.

08 Jun 2017

GSM candidate opposes party supporting Muthalik, supports Parrikar-Vijai

The Goa Suraksha Manch is attacked by their own candidate, Dr Ketan Bhatikar, who contested from Panaji.

07 Jun 2017

War begins between Babu & Rohan on corruption charges

A verbal war has begun between the Opposition Leader and Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte.

07 Jun 2017

Govt decides on Panchayat Poll holiday

The government has taken over powers to declare public holiday for panchayat elections in all the establishments.

07 Jun 2017

GSM dares CM to ban VHP, objects to Muthalik ban

Goa Suraksha Manch has come down heavily on the BJP led government for one of its ministers demanding a ban on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the government banning Pramod Muthalik entering Goa and withdrawing its petition in the Velim church attack case.

07 Jun 2017

CM starts identifying alternate site for IIT, not Canacona

Looks like IITian Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is in a mood to pull out IIT from Loliem village of Canacona taluka.

07 Jun 2017

CM defends appointing 2 directors on Goa Urban Bank

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has defended his decision to appoint two directors on the Goa Urban Cooperative Bank.

07 Jun 2017

Vehicle in Bicholim Mysteriously Catches fire

A vehicle which was parked near Shantadurga High School Bicholim suddenly caught fire in the early hours on Wednesday.

07 Jun 2017

Retaining wall collapsed on 2 houses in vasco

2 houses at Belabai in Vasco suffered huge damage after a retaining wall collapsed on it.

06 Jun 2017

Vijai urges CM to shift Sanguem beer factory, save coconut trees

Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai has asked Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to review all the projects approved by the Investment Promotion Board including Vani Agro

06 Jun 2017

HC permits SEC to postpone panchayat polls in 15 ‘reserved’ wards

Elections of 15 wards in 10 panchayats are getting postponed. They will be probably held on or before 2nd of July.

06 Jun 2017

Addtl Collector Sabaji Shetye arrested while accepting bribe

The Anti Corruption Bureau on Tuesday trapped and arrested additional collector Sabaji Shetye while he was accepting a bribe of 25 thousand rupees.

06 Jun 2017

Disrupted beef supply from Karnataka to Goa normalised

The beef supply that was disrupted last week normalized on Tuesday.

06 Jun 2017

Vasco rape victim’s father raises doubts over CBI closing the case

The father of the victim in Vasco’s infamous rape case has gone to the court against the CBI.

06 Jun 2017

Major Relief To The Vellim Villagers, Govt withdraws the revision petition

In a major relief to the Vellim villagers, the state government on Tuesday filed an application before the sessions court to withdraw the revision petition in the 2012 Vellim Church attack case.

06 Jun 2017

Will Oyster Shells Found In Chicalim Unearth History ?

Scientists at National Institute of Oceanography have said that the extensive deposits of windowpane oysters and other shell deposits in the hillside at Chicalim are an indicator of a high sea level more than 2,000 years ago.

06 Jun 2017

Monsoon delayed by 3 to 4 days more

Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday said the monsoons arrival in Goa might be delayed by another three to four days due to cyclonic disturbances.

05 Jun 2017

Afterthought: CM for giving delimitation & reservation powers to SEC

The delimitation and reservation of panchayat wards was done by the government. And now Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar says that it would be done by the State Election Commission, from the next election.

05 Jun 2017

Goa should argue about sanctuaries to stop Mhadei diversion: Kerkar

Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan Secretary Rajendra Kerkar feels that Goa should strongly push forward the point of wild life sanctuaries to stop Karnataka’s project of diverting waters of Mhadei river to Malaprabha before the tribunal.

05 Jun 2017

Goa to have national Homeopathy & Ayurvedic Institutes & Hospitals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be performing Yoga on 21stJune in Luknowalong with 55,000 people to celebrate the third international yoga day.

05 Jun 2017

Bhamre dismisses social media videos on jawan harassment as rumours

Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subash Bhamre has said that the Defence Ministry is taking utmost care of every Jawan of Indian defense force.

05 Jun 2017

GF opposes any restriction on beef, Cong questions BJP’s silence

Goa Forward as well as the Congress have strongly opposed the thought of banning beef in Goa.

03 Jun 2017

After BRICS summit, street lights stop functioning

As is often the case in Goa, once a project is ready its maintenance is forgotten or ignored.

03 Jun 2017

No Cooperation, No Development: Cabral’s indirect threat

BJP MLA Nilesh Cabral has indirectly threatened the to-be-elected panchas of the self-governing bodies.

03 Jun 2017

Usgao PDA Market Cries For Immediate Attention

Looks like the South Goa Planning and Development Authority has conveniently forgotten one of its prime properties.

03 Jun 2017

GOA 365 IMPACT: Madgao Navelim Road Gets Speed Breakers

The demand for Speed Breakers and Zebra Crossing at Madgao Navelim road has been finally met by the Public Works Department.

02 Jun 2017

Monsoons on the way to Goa, 6 inches rain recorded in state

Goa would continue getting moderate pre-monsoon showers. Monsoon is expected not before 6th of June though it hit Kerala coast before 1st of June.

02 Jun 2017

Water sports banned till 15 Sept

Captain of Sports James Braganza has suspended barge traffic through the Aguada sand bar and all water sports activity from 31st of May till the opening of the port, the 15th of September

02 Jun 2017

What happens when a video of minister’s car violating rules goes viral…

The social media caught a minister’s car violating traffic rules. As the video of this went viral, the RTO moved into action and fined the driver of 600 rupees.

02 Jun 2017

Melwani defies SIT summons in mining probe, approaches court

One mining lease owner has decided to defy the Special Investigation Team of Goa police.

02 Jun 2017

Electricity Dept asked to be more people-friendly

Electricity department of Vasco has come under criticism for not treating its consumers with respect.

02 Jun 2017

Skating Champions From Madgao demand better infrastructure

Universal Roller Skaters of Madgao have won several medals for the state. They had represented Goa at State and National level .

02 Jun 2017

Vijay Sardesai visits SGPDA Market

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai conducted a surprise inspection at the SGPDA vegetable market on Thursday.

01 Jun 2017

Retd Govt servants threaten to march from Pollem & Terekhol

The All Goa Government and Semi Government Retired Employees Union has demanded that the government pay them their two years’ arrears.

01 Jun 2017

White dress code blacks out around 100 airport taxis

Passengers arriving at Dabolim Airport were put to inconvenience on Thursday due to non availability of enough taxis.

01 Jun 2017

In 2 months, Rakhi embraces a 4th party

Rakhi Naik from Sanguem is probably moving towards creating a record in Goa’s political defections.

01 Jun 2017

Missed the ‘Goa Govt’ bus, still Cong confident of winning 2 more polls

Congress won 17 Assembly seats and became a single largest party. But could not form the government.

31 May 2017

Daily wage worker’s daughter scores 93%, to become a Dr

There is a saying ‘Where there is a will, there is a way..’ 16 year old Shabana Mokashi from Bicholim is a live example of this.

31 May 2017

Implementation of SC order on panchayat reservations only after consulting HC

The State Election Commission will implement the Supreme Court order of reserving the 17 wards only after seeking clarification from the high court.

31 May 2017

Pre-monsoon rain hits very hard in Goa, paralyses life partially

Pre Monsoon rains finally hit Goa on Wednesday morning.

31 May 2017

Fishing ban starts…. till 31 July!

The fishing ban starts from Wednesday midnight. From 1st of June till 31st of July.

30 May 2017

Govt’s CMP jumps from ‘Statehood’ to ‘Revolution’

The Bharatiya Janata Party led coalition government has postponed its announcement of the Common Minimum Programme till Goa Revolution Day on 18th of June.

30 May 2017

Doppler radar next week, monsoon not before 6 June

The long-delayed advanced weather forecasting system would finally be launched next week.

30 May 2017

Why Govt of Goenkarponn didn’t celebrate Statehood Day?

Goa completed 30 years of gaining Statehood on 30th of May in 1987. But the new coalition government did not have a single official function.

30 May 2017

SC makes HC-ordered ‘general’ wards ‘reserved’ again

Goa’s 15 wards of 10 panchayats have become reserved wards once again. Because the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the high court order.

29 May 2017

55 Panchas unopposed, fate of 5297 on 11 June

This is a final figure after withdrawals. 55 panchas are declared elected unopposed.

29 May 2017

Monsoon may be delayed, pre-monsoon showers yet to arrive

No possibility of monsoon arriving in Goa early. In fact it may be delayed. And definitely not before 6th of June.

29 May 2017

Why society ill-treats Leprosy patients even today, asks Dr Amte

eminent social activist Dr. Vikas Amte has questioned why the leprosy patients are not considered worth being in the flow of mainstream life by the authorities.

29 May 2017

Curdi villagers reunite, at their submerge village…

The villagers of the submerged village of Curdi Sanguem had a second reunion in 2 weeks.

29 May 2017

Goa’s heritage needs a boost

Goa has a lot of history. And is also a major tourist spot. Despite the confluence of the two, many heritage sites are being neglected and are in a state of disrepair. One such historical heritage site is in Narvem in Bicholim at a place known as Tirth.

28 May 2017

No candidate in Morlem OBC ward as it has no OBC living

his is strange but true: Ward number 3 of Morle panchayat in Sattari is reserved for OBC but there is not a single person belonging to the OBC.

27 May 2017

Vijai wants RP 2021 to stop illegalities

own and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai reiterated that regional plan should be strictly implemented in order to curb down the illegalities.

27 May 2017

CCP laborer’s house gutted in fire.

One shanty was gutted in fire at Kamrabhat in Taleigao on Saturday evening.

27 May 2017

Goa Govt plans to impose heavy fines on littered plastic

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is planning to go tough on usage of plastic in public.

27 May 2017

22 elected unopposed, no nomination in one ward

Altogether 22 panchas are elected unopposed. The largest among them are six from Salcete taluka.

26 May 2017

Will Ola, Uber also affect Goa’s motorcycle Pilots?

The proposed introduction of OLA and Uber Cabs in Goa is not just turning out to be a headache only for the taxi owners.

26 May 2017

ED unearths fraud of Rs 2 Cr more by GCA ex-officials as BCCI CEO quizzed

The Enforcement Directorate has unearthed a fraud of two more crores by the officials of the Goa Cricket Association.

26 May 2017

No pharmacy for 24 hrs from 29 May midnight

he All India Organization of Chemists and Druggists has dismissed the proposal of selling medicines through E-portal by the Central Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

26 May 2017

No change in Panchayat poll date, de-reserved wards to consider all nominations

Bombay high court at Goa has delivered two important orders. The panchayat election schedule will not be changed because of de-reservation of wards.

25 May 2017

Kurdikars submerged their village for South Goa; have no water to drink

People from the entire South Goa are getting water from the Salaulim Dam.

25 May 2017

Two third village schools score 100%, 3 hinterland talukas top

The trend in Goa is to send their children to city schools for better education. But the SSC results show the opposite trend.

25 May 2017

Boys equate with Girls in 91.57% SSC result

The SSC results are out. And the only specialty this year is that boys have scored equally well in line with the girls, which was not the scenario for many years.

25 May 2017

Govt to approach SC on Fri on HC order on panchayat polls

Goa government has decided to challenge the high court decision on panchayat elections before the Supreme Court on Friday.

24 May 2017

Govt plans to take care of football players, Dempo to start Academy

Goa government is devising a scheme to create professional footballers in Goa. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced his plan to take care of these footballers till they retire

24 May 2017

Police to probe Vikat’s claim of 3 more involved in Irish girl’s murder

South Goa Superintendant of Police has ordered the Sub Divisional Police officer of Quepem to re look into the matter of rape and murder of Irish lady Daniela McLaughlin

24 May 2017

GU permits colleges to admit 10% more students

Goa University has decided to increase the intake of students by 10 per cent in all the colleges across the state for Arts, Commerce and Science streams.

24 May 2017

GCCI’s first CA President to work for Goan-friendly industries

Sandeep Bhandare is a first chartered accountant to become the President the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry inlast 109 years

23 May 2017

Enforce ban strictly, fish catch reducing in Goa

Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida has said that he would write to the fisheries department to ensure that the fishing ban be enforced strictly. There would be a ban on fishing from 1st of June.

23 May 2017

CCP’s new complex to house Govt offices & multi-level parking

The City Corporation of Panaji is planning to go ahead with its prestigious project of new building.

23 May 2017

Gadkari has not revealed everything, says Cong, asks Qns

The national media reported that BJP’s union minister Nitin Gadkari revealed how Goa government was formed in spite of not having majority.

23 May 2017

Goa will see GST benefit in 4 months: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the Goods and Services Tax Act will be a game changer if the transition from the old regime to the new one is a smooth one.

22 May 2017

CISF didn’t allow to board patient & old lady at the airport

The CISF at the Dabolim airport has come under fire because they held up a family of five including a cancer patient and 83-year old lady from boarding the flight to Mumbai.

22 May 2017

Eco-Tourism without damaging biodiversity: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said it is a human tendency to destroy the environment and biodiversity because of the greed.

22 May 2017

CM assures to transplant & not cut coconut trees for road widening

Around 400 coconut trees along the national highway from Guirim to Porvorim are proposed to be cut.

22 May 2017

Tribals to get cultivation rights in forest by Dec

There is a good news for the tribals living in the forest. Goa government has decided to implement the Tribal Forest Act by December this year.

19 May 2017

HC issues notices to Speaker, Protem Speaker in Vishwajeet case

The Bombay High Court issued notices to the speaker and the pro tem speaker on the disqualification petition filed by the Congress Party against Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.

19 May 2017

Search in Sanvordem mishap suspended, 3 bodies found, 14 rescued

The search and rescue operations in the Sanvordem footbridge mishap were finally suspended on Friday evening after recovering 3 dead bodies from the Zuari river.

19 May 2017

MGP may file candidate for RS poll separately

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has taken offensive stand on Rajya Sabha election scheduled on 8th June.

19 May 2017

Govt to audit 100 Portuguese-era bridges

Looks like the government is learning a lesson from the Sanvordem mishap.

19 May 2017

Who is to be blamed for Sanvordem mishap? People or the Govt?

Who should be blamed for the tragic mishap in Savoddem where people died because the old unused footbridge collapsed in the Zuari river?

18 May 2017

SC asked for 26 reserved wards, got 15, partially happy

he Confederation of all the associations of Scheduled Castes under the banner of Vishwabhushan Babasaheb Ambedkar Samiti has welcomed the historic decision of Goa Government to give reservation to Scheduled Castes in 15 wards.

18 May 2017

Unused foot bridge in Sanvordem collapses in Zuari river, many missing

A major tragedy occurred on Thursday late evening in Sanvordem. Many people who climbed on unused foot bridge fell in the river as the bridge collapsed.

18 May 2017

Gera crane crashes, killing the operator, in Panaji

A crane operator of Gera constructions was killed on Thursday evening in Panaji as the hydraulic crane suddenly crashed.

18 May 2017

Code of Conduct bars Govt from announcements, recruitment

No new schemes or new projects in the villages and not even new recruitment at state level for one month.

17 May 2017

More immigration counters at Dabolim airport by next season

Dabolim airport will have more immigration counters before the tourist season begins. And parking problem would be solved completely within a year.

17 May 2017

WISL faces police FIR from MPT as their dry dock sinks

The floating dry dock of the Western India Shipyard Limited in Mormugao Harbour finally sank on Wednesday.

17 May 2017

25-day National Award Film Fest begins from 18 May

After 10-day IFFI, Goans will get yet another golden opportunity to watch India’s best National Award films from Thursday onwards.

17 May 2017

Don’t visit offices, get certificates online now

There is a good news. You now need not visit the office and wait for hours together to collect your certificates.

16 May 2017

Power Dept to get Rs 10 K Cr power to upgrade power supply

Goa government is planning a ring-type system of diverting North Goa power to the South and vice versa in case of power failure.

16 May 2017

35% wards reserved for panchayat polls, including 15 SC wards

The number of reserved wards is finally out for the panchayat elections. Total 15 wards reserved for the scheduled caste for the first time. 168 wards for the scheduled tribes and 357 wards for the Other Backwards Classes.

16 May 2017

FORCE demands Advisory Panel to revisit MoI issue

Forum For Rights of Children Education has demanded that the Advisory Committee formed to revisit the Medium of instruction issue be scrapped.

16 May 2017

Dead leopard exposes illegal wild boar catch

A five year old male leopard was  accidentally snared and died of suffocation at Latambarcem in Bicholim taluka.

15 May 2017

Monsoon to arrive on 6 June, today’s rain due to heat

Goa witnessed heavy showers on Monday. But this is neither monsoon nor pre-monsoon showers.

15 May 2017

Pilgao villagers threaten to boycott panchayat election

Residents of Pilgao in Bicholim have threatened to boycott the panchayat elections if the delimitation of the wards done by the panchayat secretary of Pilgao Panchayat is not rectified as soon as possible.

15 May 2017

Pratheek, Jairam top in GCET exams

he results of Goa Common Entrance Test are out. Prateek Rebello topped in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. AndJairam Naik topped in Biology.

15 May 2017

collem murderer of Karnataka arrested in Maharashtra

Collem police arrested Ningappa Muthu Thalabatta from Gadag in Karnataka for the murder of Sangappa Samnesh also from Karnataka.

13 May 2017

Govt planning relief for rural heart patients

People living in the villages or anywhere on the way now need not worry when they get heart attack.

13 May 2017

Vishwajeet, BJP laugh out disqualification plea

The disqualification petition filed by the Congress against its former MLA and present Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane has caused a lot of heartburn in the BJP camp.

13 May 2017

Sudin, Vijai rubbish toppling game; BJP claims 10 Congmen want to shift

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Goa Forward, the major coalition partners, have rubbished the news of they aligning with the Congress to topple the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government.

13 May 2017

Old Goa to Dona Paula: Enjoy Goa on ‘hop on hop off’ bus

Goa has added new attraction for the tourists. The hop on hop off double decker bus with an open top.

10 May 2017

Mauvin announces surprise visits to 3 panchayats in North & South on 14 May

Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho has informed that 15 seats are being reserved for the scheduled caste for the 11th June panchayat election.

10 May 2017

Sidharth resigns as MLA, paving way for Parrikar in Panaji

There is no need to speculate any more now. Because Panaji MLA Sidharth Kunkolkar has already resigned .

09 May 2017

Reginald to move breach of privilege on casino issue

Curtorim MLA Alex Reginald Lourenco is filing a breach of privilege motion against some government officers in connection with allowing sixth casino in River Mandovi.

09 May 2017

Cong supporters angry with Vishwajeet, will fight by-poll: Cong

The Congress has decided to gear up its organization to fight the forthcoming by-polls, especially the Valpoi constituency.

09 May 2017

Govt officers banned from visiting ministers’ & MLAs’ houses

circular issued by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has created a furor among the MLAs.

09 May 2017

Goa to gain up to Rs 1000 Cr with GST, Assembly passes the bill

Goa will gain at least 600 to 1000 crore rupees once GST regime comes into force. This is what Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar predicts.

06 May 2017

Panaji? Or Curchorem? Decision on 9th: Parrikar

chief minister Manohar Parrikar has said that May 9 would be the day when it would be decided from where he would contest. He said it could either be Panji or Curchorem.

06 May 2017

Mapusa merchants demand inquiry into vendors

Following a robbery in the Mapusa market on Saturday, shop owners have demanded that the police conduct a verification of all the street vendors in the market.

06 May 2017

Bus avoids collusion only to hit a car

Four persons were injured in an accident that took place at Borim in Ponda on Saturday.

05 May 2017

Filmmakers responsible for poor response to Konkani cinema: Director

The new age Konkani Films are in a phase of evolution.

05 May 2017

Classroom benches turning black due to coal, complain Vasco students

After social activists, environmentalists and elders from Vasco speaking against the coal pollution, now student community has also raising their voice at the public hearing.

05 May 2017

Goa Dairy poll on Sun to mark with Sumul & Scandals

Election of Goa Dairy on Sunday would be very interesting. There are two panels. One led by existing chairman Madhav Sahakari and another one opposing him. Sahakari alleges that his opponents are supporters of Sumul.

05 May 2017

It’s final, panchayat elections on 11 June, 9 wards reserved for SC

Looks like this is final. The panchayat elections would be now held on 11th of June.

03 May 2017

HC prepones panchayat polls by 12 June

The High Court on Wednesday preponed the date of panchayat elections by five more days.

03 May 2017

Francisco fishes out drowned body, does what Fire Brigade, Navy couldn’t

What the Navy and the Fire brigade could not do , a simple man from Sanguem managed to do .

03 May 2017

Beef not transported illegally, reports were misleading, clarify meat traders

Meat traders have refuted the news that beef was being transported illegally.

03 May 2017

Govt announces Kishoritai music research scholarships

Goa government has paid tribute to Gansaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar by launching two research scholarships in her name in the field of classical music including vocal, instrumental and dance.

02 May 2017

Withdraw consent to handle coal, demands BJP Vasco MLA Carlos

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Vasco Carlos Almeida has demanded that the consent to operate coal handling be withdrawn.

02 May 2017

Power tariff hike for 3 months inevitable: Madkaikar

Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has said that the government must raise the tariff slightly for the next three months as the department has to make payments to the tune of 92 crore rupees.

02 May 2017

GF retracts its pro-coal transport stand

Goa Forward has retracted its statement on coal pollution.

02 May 2017

Police seek time to give ‘say’ on Digambar’s arrest

The hearing on the anticipatory bail of former chief minister Digambar Kamat is adjourned to 12th of May.

29 Apr 2017

Rahul drops Digvijay, appoints Chellakumar as Goa in-charge

The opposition Congress has gone for a major change of guard in Goa. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has dropped Digvijay Singh as the Goa in-charge.

29 Apr 2017

Sonshi mining continues despite ban by GSPCB

Mining transport and activities continue as usual in Sonshi despite notices from the Goa State Pollution Control Board to the existing mining leases within the village.

29 Apr 2017

Goans slam MPT chairman for calling opponents ‘outsiders’

The citizens in large number along with political leaders on Saturday slammed the MPT authority for stating that outsiders were dominating the hearing on coal dust pollution, dredging and berth expansion.

29 Apr 2017

2 Vasco youth feared drowned at Kodar in Ponda

In a tragic incident two youths are feared drowned at Kodar Betoda in Ponda.

28 Apr 2017

Photo Contest on biodiversity for World Bio-diversity Day

This is a new challenge for the nature loving photographers. A photo competition on Goa’s bio-diversity and sustainable tourism.

28 Apr 2017

350 kilos of artificially ripened bananas destroyed

Food and Drugs Authority confiscated 350 kgs of bananas from the Mapusa Municipal Market yard on Friday.

28 Apr 2017

One more gold seizure this month

The air intelligence wing of the Goa Customs today seized gold worth 34 lakh rupees from a Air India flight which arrived at Dabolim airport on Friday morning.

28 Apr 2017

Not us, says National Highway Authority

The National Highway Authority of India has sent a surprising letter to a farmer from Navelim.

27 Apr 2017

Shift coal handling to Mangalore port: Cong

The Congress party has demanded that the government start importing coal through Mangalore port as it is used in Karnataka.

27 Apr 2017

Std XII: 3 HSS secure 100% result, 23 get over 95%

23 Higher Secondary Schools secured more than 95% overall passing percentage in the 12th standard results that were announced on Thursday

27 Apr 2017

Com tops in Std XII results, Sc pushed down

Students of Commerce stream continued topping the passing percentage in the results of 12th standard once again this year while the number of Science students was pushed down to the third position.

27 Apr 2017

Poor response from schools for camps on road safety: DGP

Goa police are worried. On one hand, the number of road accidents and deaths is increasing alarmingly.

26 Apr 2017

Madgao fish market polluting River Sal

The wholesale fish market in Madgao is in a pathetic conduction. The waste water is being scattered on the floor creating an unhygienic condition.

26 Apr 2017

Rohan should act against Parulekar in land grab scam: Trajano

Congress leader Trajano D’Mello has been fighting the scam of land grab of Serula Communidade.

26 Apr 2017

Majority oppose MPT’s coal handling expansion at public hearing

A lot of angst and acrimonious protests were heard at a packed public hearing at Tilak Maidan in Vasco that began on the 26th of April.

26 Apr 2017

LED fixtures on street lights by May end: Madkaikar

Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar on Wednesday said that by the end of May all streetlights will have LED fixtures.

25 Apr 2017

BJP MLA also opposes MPT’s coal expansion facility

After opposition parties, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has also now opposed further expansion of coal handling facility at Mormugao Port

25 Apr 2017

Institutes should produce men of substance, just not competence: Pranab

President of India Pranab Mukherjee called on institutions to produce men of substance instead of just competence.

25 Apr 2017

Petitioners allege sabotage in Fr Bismarque death probe

Petitioners in the Father Bismarque Death case have alleged that the case of Bismarque’s death has been sabotaged.

25 Apr 2017

AAP, Villagers march against mining pollution, force GSPCB to act

Aam Aadmi Party members and residents of Quepem and Sattari talukas on Tuesday took out a Morcha to the Goa State Pollution Control Board, demanding a halt to iron ore transportation through villages.

24 Apr 2017

Panchayat polls preponed to 17 June, but not before its term ends

The panchayat elections would be now held on 17th of June, and not on 25th of June, as decided earlier.

24 Apr 2017

Cong & NCP oppose expansion of coal transportation by MPT

The opposition Congress and the NCP have now finally started speaking on same tunes.

24 Apr 2017

Fearing arrest, Digambar seeks interim anticipatory bail

After Louis Berger bribery case, former chief minister Digambar Kamat is now expecting arrest in the illegal mining case.

24 Apr 2017

1 year after, Gaundali bridge is still in dark

The Kumbharjuvem Gaundalim Bridge is still in dark even after one year of its official inauguration.

22 Apr 2017

Kullem health centre critically ill, needs urgent check-up

The Rural health centre in Kullem is itself in need of a checkup as early as possible.

22 Apr 2017

MPT winds up Betul port, plans extension in Vijaydurg in Mah

Mormugao Port Trust is studying plans along with Mumbai port authorities to develop a new port near Vijaidurg in Maharashtra.

22 Apr 2017

MPT directs to transport coal at night, but opposition continues

Mormugao Port Trust has directed the agencies transporting cargo to transport maximum coal and woodchips at night to avoid pollution in Vasco town.

22 Apr 2017

Come 2020 & you will reach Panaji from Patradevi in 20 minutes!

Patradevi to Panaji in 18 minutes. Hard to believe, right? Yes. By 2020, this will be reality.

20 Apr 2017

Sonshi villagers set free after a week

45 Sonshi villagers were released on bail on Thursday. They had spent more than a week in jail.

20 Apr 2017

Verna villagers demand return of speed breakers

Hundreds of angry villagers from Verna blocked the National Highway 17 at the Morod junction near the Verna Bypass road for almost 2 and half hours.

20 Apr 2017

Congress party says government has no right to announce panchayat election

The holding of panchayat elections one month after its term ends has become the issue of controversy.

20 Apr 2017

Organ transplant facility from brain dead in Goa soon

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said that harvesting of organs from a brain dead person will soon become available in Goa with the first patient undergoing the procedure at Manipal hospital in Dona Paula.

19 Apr 2017

Coconut from grass to state tree; Allies rule

By statehood day a formal common minimum programme document will be finalized and implementation of some issues will begin.

19 Apr 2017

Nobody can take law in own hands, says CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has categorically stated that he would not allow anybody to take the law into their own hands.

19 Apr 2017

Elections for 191 panchayats on June 25

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that panchayat elections will be conducted on 25th of June.

19 Apr 2017

Black Wed claims 2 more lives on Verna by-pass in different accidents

It was a Black Wednesday, claiming two lives in two different accidents on Verna by-pass.

18 Apr 2017

108 ambulances need first aid

Ambulances run by Emergency Management and Research Institute are in bad shape.

18 Apr 2017

Congress calls for ban on those harming communal harmony

Goa Congress General Secretary Trajano D’Mello has demanded a ban on the individuals and organizations such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad

18 Apr 2017

Congress party terms Vijai Sardesai as BJP spokesperson

The Congress has criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party led coalition government for not taking any action on the issue of Sonshi Villagers.

18 Apr 2017

CM stresses on enforcement against rash, negligent driving on Goan roads

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has taken cognizance of the bloodbath on Goan roads on Monday and stressed that enforcement against rash and negligent driving and riding, action against drunk driving and helmetless driving be strictly acted on

17 Apr 2017

Pednekars terrified with fear of KFD

The Tourism minister and Pernem MLA on Monday said that the rising cases of monkey flu in his constituency was quite serious and had started affecting livelihood of the people in Pernem

17 Apr 2017

My statement was not against any specific community: Babu

Seeking to lay to rest the controversy created by his statements on the Lamani community, the tourism minister Babu Azgaokar on Monday said that he never meant target the community as a whole but only meant that all illegal hawkers would be removed from the states beaches as this portrayed Goa in a bad light.

17 Apr 2017

8 killed in series of accidents all over the state

A series of accidents have rocked the state since late Sunday night. At old Goa 5 people were killed after a truck hit four vehicles.

17 Apr 2017

Cow holy to Goans, Slaughter Ban exists since 1978: Luizino

The utterances of Vishwa Hindu Parishad saying that they are capable of enforcing the beef ban in Goa on their own has drawn a strong reaction from both government as well as opposition quarters.

21 Mar 2017

Vanarmare to get more compensation, toilets for men and women

The Goa Human Rights Commission has told Goa government to provide adequate compensation and proper toilet facilities to the Vanarmare tribe at Nirankal in Ponda.

21 Mar 2017

Palienkar pays surprise visit to WRD, finds employees sleeping

Employees of water resources department received a jolt from newly sworn in minister Vinod Palienkar.

21 Mar 2017

Dr Sawant to battle with Reginald for Speaker’s post

The first session of the new Assembly will witness a battle between the ruling and the opposition for the speaker’s post on Wednesday

21 Mar 2017

Will Michael or Cabral be the Dy Speaker?

One of the two BJP MLAs – Michael Lobo and Nilesh Cabral – may be chosen for the post of deputy speaker.

20 Mar 2017

I won’t resign even if CM post is offered: Sopte

Giant killer Dayanand Sopte, who defeated former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, admits that he has an OFFER from the BJP

20 Mar 2017

Timble resigns from GF membership, party backs Vijai with ‘secularism’ condition

Goa Forward’s party organisation has accepted the resignation of Prabhakar Timble as the president and has decided to fully support the three ministers supporting the BJP-led coalition government.

20 Mar 2017

Minimum 2 Congmen will resign to support Parrikar: Vishwajeet

The Congress is denying it. But Vishwajeet Rane keeps saying that at least two more Congress MLAs would quit the party and join him to support Manohar Parrikar-led government.

20 Mar 2017

Vijai gets TCP, Rohan Revenue, Babu Tourism, Vinod Mandrekar’s portfolio

All the three ministers of Goa Forward and independent minister Rohan Khaunte got a major chunk as chief minister Manohar Parrikar allocated one portfolio each to his cabinet colleagues on Monday.

18 Mar 2017

Madgao rally condemns BJP, Goa Forward, Churchill of betrayal

The rally of anti-BJP political parties and social activists held in Madgao on Saturday condemned the act of Goa Forward to join hands with the BJP.

18 Mar 2017

Michael ready to sacrifice cabinet berth for Govt stability

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo is still hopeful of getting a cabinet berth. Either he or Kudchade MLA Nilesh Cabral. Because two berths are still vacant.

18 Mar 2017

GUJ objects to BJP indicting media in Girish defamation, CM itervenes

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has gone offensive on Congress leader Girish Chodankar.

18 Mar 2017

GF Party fully supports Vijai, condemns Luizinho’s statement

Goa Forward central executive committee has extended its complete support to Vijai Sardesai and the Legislature wing of the party.

17 Mar 2017

Cong infighting could have brought President’s Rule: Vijai

Goa Forward minister Vijai Sardesai continues attacking the Congress.

17 Mar 2017

Cong didn’t delay, Vijai had secret pre-poll pact with BJP: Luizinho

Goa Congress President Luizinho Faleiro has dismissed the claim of Minister Vijai Sardesai that the delay in electing the CLP leader had resulted into the Goa Forward supporting the BJP government.

17 Mar 2017

BJP coalition’s CMP & Policy in Governor’s Address on 23 March

The BJP-led coalition government of Manohar Parrikar has decided to spell out a broad outline of the Common Minimum Programme as well as the policies of his government through Governor’ Address on 23rd of March.

17 Mar 2017

This Assembly has more wealth, less education & criminal records

Goa Assembly is becoming richer day by day but shrinking in terms of educational qualification.

16 Mar 2017

Can Vishwajeet be barred from contesting for 5 years?

The Congress is exploring the possibility of filing disqualification petition against Vishwajeet Rane, so that he cannot contest for the next five years.

16 Mar 2017

5 more Congmen will quit: BJP

The Congress has started cracking day by day. BJP claims that this is just a beginning

16 Mar 2017

Vishwajeet quits Congress, to support BJP Govt

Valpoi MLA Vishwajeet Rane has created a record while giving yet another blow to his own Congress party.

16 Mar 2017

Parrikar wins trust vote with 22, Churchill supports, Vishwajeet walks out

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar won the trust vote with 22 against 16 votes.

15 Mar 2017

Trust vote on Thu; Sp election, Guv address, Budget from 22 to 24 March

The Assembly session starting on Thursday will last till next Friday.

15 Mar 2017

Casino and Delhi lobbies spent Rs 1000 Cr to form BJP Govt: Cong

The Congress has alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party has spent atleast 1000 crore rupees to form the government in Goa.

15 Mar 2017

Babush retains CCP, Furtado-Parekh back as Mayor, Dy Mayor

Surendra Furtado was re elected as Mayor of the Corporation of the city of Panji by a margin of 17 votes to 13 on Wednesday.

15 Mar 2017

Police arrest 25-yr old boy in 28-yr old Irish girl murder case

Kankon police have arrested a 25-year old boy as a suspect in the alleged rape and murder case of Irish girl Daniela Maclaughlin.

14 Mar 2017

Parrikar sworn in with 9 ministers, GF gets 3 berths

Manohar Parrikar was sworn in as the 28th chief minister of Goa on Tuesday along with nine more ministers.

14 Mar 2017

People protest betrayal of people’s mandate

Goa witnessed a social media flash protest on Tuesday, near the Raj Bhavan, at Dona Paula.

14 Mar 2017

Irish girl found murdered in Canacona, rape suspected

A young girl from Ireland was found murdered in Canacona. Police suspect it to be a rape and murder. Police have already rounded up some suspects.

14 Mar 2017

Setback for Cong in SC as well as with Guv

Congress received a setback on Tuesday with Supreme Court refusing to stay the swearing in ceremony but telling the chief minister Manohar Parrikar to go for a floor test by Thursday.

13 Mar 2017

Goa BJP different from national BJP, it has more Christians: Vijai

Goa’s Bharatiya Janata Party is different from the national BJP because Goa party has more Christian MLAs than Hindus.

13 Mar 2017

GSM objects to Governor’s decision to invite BJP to form Govt

The Goa Suraksha Manch has criticized the manner in which the governor allowed the Bharatiya Janata Party to stake claim for forming the next government rather than inviting the single largest party the Congress.

13 Mar 2017

Parrikar to be CM on Tue with 8 ministers, 3 berths to be vacant

Manohar Parrikar has resigned as the defence minister and would be sworn in as Goa chief minister once again on Tuesday evening.

13 Mar 2017

It’s proved now; Goa Forward is BJP’s B Team: AAP

: Aam Aadmi Party has alleged that opportunistic Manohar Parrikar and all other parties have proved that they are not different from each other.

08 Mar 2017

Cong claims 23 seats, Luizinho says earlier prediction was only 3

The opposition Congress is also claiming that it would win 23 seats and form the government. But Goa Congress President Luizinho Faleiro also says his senior party leaders had earlier predicted that it would win only 3 seats. Congress had only 9 seats in the last Assembly.

08 Mar 2017

BJP now predicts 23 seats but Parrikar refuses to speak

Three days ahead of election result, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has come down from their earlier claim of 26.

07 Mar 2017

Sex-trade racket busted in Verna

A woman and a man were arrested on Tuesday by Verna police for running a prostitution racket at Camborda in Verna .

07 Mar 2017

Zuarinagar waste destroy Sancoale fields once again

Sancoalevillagers on Monday staged a strong protest over the dumping of large quantities of garbage, including industrial waste, near Sindoli in Sancoale.

07 Mar 2017

Fastest ever results in Goa’s history planned, merely in 2 hours!

Unlike the past, the Assembly results would come very fast. If all goes well, first 20 constituencies by 9.30 in the morning,

07 Mar 2017

ECI to decide on repoll of postal ballots on 1 day

The Election Commission of India in Delhi would take a final decision on whether to scrap the postal voting and hold it once again for one day, before 11th March

04 Mar 2017

Victory rallies to be counted in election expenditure

Winning Candidates beware. Your victory rallies would also be part of your election expenditure as per Election Commission guidelines.

04 Mar 2017

Yuvi, Bhajji, Parthiv, Wasim to play in Goa

Cricket fans in Goa will have an opportunity to witness their favourite players like Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh andParthiv Patel playing in Goa.

03 Mar 2017

Feni Producers in Dilemma following SC order over liquor ban

As the excise department has geared up for acting strictly on the bars and liquor along the state and national highways, the Liquor shop and bar owners are not the only people who are going to be affected.

03 Mar 2017

3 flats robbed in Benaulim

3 flats in the Kurtarkar Glory Complex at Benaulim were robbed on Thursday. The total loss is estimated at around 15 to 20 Lakh rupees.

03 Mar 2017

Centre approves 21 more Goa roads as NH including coastal roads

The liquor traders in Goa are demanding that the existing state highways be DE-NOTIFIED to save their outlets from getting shut down due to the Supreme Court order.

03 Mar 2017

AGI says SC order not for bars, bar owners say don’t implement

The bar and restaurant owners have decided to urge the Excise commission or the chief secretary to keep the Supreme Court order on banning of liquor sale within 500 metres of the highways on hold.

02 Mar 2017

6 Goan athlets leave for Austria Special Winter Olympics

Six Goans will be among the 90 Indian athletes to represent the country at the Special Winter Olympics to be held in Austria from 14th to 24th April.

02 Mar 2017

MGP to stake claim if it wins 12, to take Cong or BJP support

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has decided to stake claim to form the next government even if it wins 12 seats.

02 Mar 2017

The mud road of a State Highway in a thick forest of Sanguem…

Will you believe if we tell you that Goa’s state highway is not even asphalted? Yes, there is one, right in the deep forest of Sanguem.

02 Mar 2017

Goa results would be out by 11 am, but may prolong if VVPAT slips counted

The Election Commission of India is expecting to announce all the results of Goa’s Assembly election on 11th March merely in two hours.

01 Mar 2017

Coal pollution under control in Vaco: MPT

The Mormugao Port Trust has claimed that coal pollution in the port town of Vacso is under control

01 Mar 2017

Cashew plantation in Balli gutted in fire

The fire raged till afternoon. All cashew plantations were completely destroyed with the owner suffering a loss of about one lakh rupees.

01 Mar 2017

Carnival over; Lent begins

AshWednesday was observed all over the state to mark the beginning of 40 daysof lent, a period of fasting and repentance for Christians

01 Mar 2017

Liquor outlets of hinterland will go, not coastal or towns

The Supreme Court order of shutting down liquor outlets along the state and national highways would not affect the prime tourist areas or towns of Goa, but mostly 70 per cent of the interior Goa, located in the villages

28 Feb 2017

Cong-BJP supporters clash at Zuarinagar, police deployed

Tension prevailed at Zuarinagar Birla on Tuesday evening due to clashes between Congress and BJP supporters over a minor incident

28 Feb 2017

Velingkar confirms RSS homecoming, ‘Muhurat’ decision on 2 March

Subhash Velingkar’s breakaway group is on its way back to the RSS. Velingkar has confirmed it. The date of joining would be decided on 2nd of March.

28 Feb 2017

Goa Govt to join liquor traders to file review petition in SC

Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar is hopeful to get a favourablereply from the Supreme Court on the Liquor Licences issue.

28 Feb 2017

Guv speaks for 3 minutes, only 27 MLAs attend Assembly session

The Assembly session held on Tuesday should go in the books of records

27 Feb 2017

Mancurad arrives, Rs 200 ONLY

And the season of sweetness is finally here. The King of Goan fruits, Mancurad has arrived in the Markets.

27 Feb 2017

Mapusa merchants shut market, march to municipality

Goa’s famous Mapusa market was shut down on Monday morning

27 Feb 2017

Parsekar urges PM to retain Nadkarni for Mhadei arguments

Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar has sought intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Mhadei dispute

27 Feb 2017

Assembly session of 32 MLAs, with Dhawalikars in the Opposition

Neither the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party nor the opposition is in favour of the special Assembly session held on 28th of February

24 Feb 2017

Most tourists come to Goa for cheap booze, women and drugs: Church

The Churchhas hit Goa’s tourism very hard. It says that most tourists come to Goa for cheap booze, cheap women and cheap drugs

24 Feb 2017

Mormugao municipality declares 38 residential buildings in Vasco unsafe

The Murgao Municipal Council has declared 38 buildings including those few owned by the Municipality itself as unfit and unsafe for residential purpose in its latest report

24 Feb 2017

Liquor traders threaten to-be-formed Govt to block NH if outlets are closed

Liquor traders of Goa have threatened to block the national highways if no solution is found to save their outlets next to the highways

24 Feb 2017

FDA confiscates sub-standard food brought for Carnival

Food and Drugs Administration on Friday confiscated sub-standard food items brought for Carnival and burnt it down

23 Feb 2017

Kadmba shuttle pass holders suffer due to long queues, no buses

Passengers preferred shuttle service of Kadamba because it is a non-stop travel from one city to another

23 Feb 2017

Govt to suspend liquor licenses along highways, give option to shift

The Core committee of Goa Government has decided to suspend liquor licences of liquor outlets along the highways and given them an option to shift beyond 500 metres.

23 Feb 2017

Beggars’ mafia gang operating in Panaji, police should act: Mayor

Mayor of Panaji, Surendra Furtado wants the police to crack down on the beggars in the capital city of Goa

23 Feb 2017

All parties except BJP demand scrapping of postal ballots, hold EVM voting

All the political parties except the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have urged the Election Commission to scrap the postal ballot of service voters and hold a repoll on one day with Electronic Voting Machines

22 Feb 2017

Sewage spoiling Raia vegetables sold in Margao market

Raw sewage is being released into the fields which are cultivated by farmers Raia.

22 Feb 2017

Will Navelim voter make Luizinho Goa’s next CM?

Navelim constituency this time will also decide who will be the next chief minister of Goa.

22 Feb 2017

Are Russians functioning illegally as tourist guides in Goa?

Goa’s tour operators are complaining that Russians are working in Goa illegally as tourist guides without paying taxes to the state government.

22 Feb 2017

Old Borim bridge poses life-threat, navigation banned at high tide

The old Portuguese era bailey bridge is posing danger to the locals of Bori, especially the fishermen and the sand extractors.

21 Feb 2017

BJP candidate Vishwajeet ‘charged’ of murder, Cong demands CBI probe

A video on social media has shaken up the whole state of Goa. Because it describes how BJP’s Poriem candidate Vishwajeet Krishnarao Rane murdered Shanu Gaonkar from Saleli 10 years ago.

21 Feb 2017

Tamankar blames Sudin for SC order banning liquor sale

Whole Goa is presently debating whether more road accidents are caused due to drunken driving and who should be blamed for it.

21 Feb 2017

Porvorim residents march to PWD for inadequate water supply

Residents of Porvorim marched to the PWD office on Tuesday, complaining about inadequate water supply

21 Feb 2017

Cong supports striking father, urges police to file FIR in child-harassment case

The Congress Party Tuesday demanded that the police file a FIR against the headmistress of a city school for abusing two children

18 Feb 2017

Common Civil Code gives equal rights to women, Personal Laws discriminate

All personal laws across all the religions discriminate women

18 Feb 2017

GF calls for a probe into postal ballot system adopted this time

Goa Forward party has called for nullification of the postal ballot being conducted currently

18 Feb 2017

Dabolim will continue because Goa air traffic is rising higher

The ministry of civil aviation says there is no question of closing down Daboli airport after Mopa airport because the traffic in Goa is increasing 10 per cent more than the national average

17 Feb 2017

Ganesh dismisses prediction of silent voter defeating him in Sanvordem

The main battle in Savoddem is between the sitting MLA Ganesh Gaonkar and MGP candidate Deepak Pawaskar

17 Feb 2017

MP writers express concern over disturbing Goa’s social fabric

Vineet Tiwari of the Madhya Pradesh Progressive Writers Association says efforts are being made to tear apart the unique multi religious social fabric in Goa.

17 Feb 2017

Will Pratapsing Rane survive the consecutive 11th term?

Will Pratapsing Rane win the Poriem seat for the consecutive 11th time? He won it last time, but the Bharatiya Janata party had posed a serious threat to him in 2012

17 Feb 2017

Dabolim airport expansion on cards, including parallel runway

Daboli airport is going for a major expansion

16 Feb 2017

CBI closes Vasco rape case without nabbing culprit, court adjourns hearing

The CBI has closed the infamous case of rape on a minor school girl in Vasco, without nabbing the culprit

16 Feb 2017

Bring casinos under SC liquor ban, demands AAP but opposes SC order

Casinos too should come under the ban, AAP demanded. Stakeholders in Canacona also demanded that the government should ensure that the ban was overturned

16 Feb 2017

CM claims silent voter will bring BJP back to power

Most of the opposition and other parties claim that the voters went silent because they wanted to vote against the government

16 Feb 2017

Parrikar helped Caitu to declare him Indian citizen: Churchill

NCP candidate in benauli Churchill Alemao has alleged Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has used his influence with the ministry of home affairs to declare Benaulim MLA Caetano Silva as the citizen of India.

15 Feb 2017

Velim: Benjo, Neri, Babush, Cruz confident of winning

As the suspense continues over the fate of the candidates in the assembly election, Goa365 decided to go to the Velim constituency and speak to the candidates as to how confident they are of winning

15 Feb 2017

SC acted dictatorial in passing order on liquor sale ban, alleges Goa Forward

The Goa Forward party hasaccused the Supreme Court of a dictatorial attitude on its order of banning liquor sale along the highways

15 Feb 2017

Caitu to file defamation against Valanka as Centre says he is Indian, not Portuguese

Benaulim MLA Caitu D’Silva has decided to file a defamation case against Valanka Alemao, and John Fernandes

15 Feb 2017

Liquor traders, bar owners to file review petition in SC

Liquor traders as well as restaurant and bar ownershave decided to jointly file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the ban on sale of liquor within 500 metres of state and national highways

14 Feb 2017

Main 3 candidates of Vasco claim they will win

While we wait for the results of the assembly election that will be declared on the 11th of March

14 Feb 2017

Collectors not authorized to decide dual citizenship of Goans: Shantaram

Congress MP Shantaram Naik has claimed that Goa’s collectors are not authorized to decide about dual citizenship of Goans

14 Feb 2017

Accidents rising in Curchorem, but PHC condition not improving

Yet another accident in Curchorem area on Tuesday that exposed the pathetic condition the primary health centre is in

14 Feb 2017

Alert driver averts major bus mishap, 17 school children escape with minor injuries

Quick thinking by a school bus driveron Tuesday saved the lives of his student passengers0 at Xelvona, Curchorem

13 Feb 2017

We won’t exist if there is no Western Ghat: Sandesh Kodur

The Western Ghats are the origin of rivers. SO logically without these mountains none of us would exist

13 Feb 2017

Leaders and intellectuals diagnose socio-political health of India

Corruption, governance, danger of negative perception of politicians, change in political discourse were some of the topics discussed with passion on the last day of difficult dialogues

13 Feb 2017

Goa’s Dhiryo lovers await new Assembly as TN and Karnataka pass bills

Tamil Nadu passed the Jallikattu bill and now Karnataka Assembly has also passed a bill allowing Kambala.

13 Feb 2017

Goa Govt to file review petition against liquor ban near highways

There is a little ray of hope for the liquor traders on the highways

10 Feb 2017

Govt puts panchayat ward delimitation on hold, BJP urges ECI to intervene

The Directorate of Panchayats has put on hold the work of delimitation of panchayat wards in view of the panchayat elections scheduled on 21st May

10 Feb 2017

Govt plans action on liquor outlets in phases, to begin with hoardings

The government has decided to deal with the issue of liquor outlets on highways in phases

10 Feb 2017

Liquor traders across the state object to SC order, demand solution

The Bar and Liquor shop owners from all over the state have objected to the decision of the Supreme Court to ban liquor sale within the 500 meters from state and National Highways

10 Feb 2017

Cong demands Assembly dissolution, BJP says not needed

Congress has urged Goa Governor Mridula Sinha to either summon the Assembly Session or dissolve the House since session must be held within 6 months

09 Feb 2017

Govt begins delimitation for 21st May panchayat elections

Soon after Assembly election, Goa will have panchayat elections, probably by 21st May.

09 Feb 2017

Cong condemns Parrikar’s ‘sleeping’ in Parliament during PM’s speech

The Congress has condemned the sleeping behaviour of defence minister Manohar Parrikar in the Parliament as well as at the Republic Day parade in Delhi

09 Feb 2017

Core Com set up to remove liquor outlets near highways by 31 March

Goa government has decided to speed up the work on removing all the liquor outlets within 500 metres of the National and State highways before 1st of April. It’s a Supreme Court order

09 Feb 2017

CCP Mayor to act against Mandovi casinos for illegal Advts

Mayorof Panaji Surendra Furtado has decided to take action against the casinos floating in river Mandovi.

08 Feb 2017

Churchill alleges Parrikar mobilised opponents in Benaulim; Caitu, Maria deny

Nationalist Congress Party candidate Churchill Alemao has alleged that defence minister Manohar Parrikar tried to bring together all his opponents in support of independent candidate Caitu Silva to defeat him

08 Feb 2017

Churchill, Caitu, Babush, Velingkar claim silent voter would benefit them

Most of the candidates agree that that there was a large number of silent vote this time

08 Feb 2017

Some candidates express concern over security of EVMs till 11 March

The fate of 251 candidates from different parties and independents is presently sealed in the Electronic Voting Machines till the 11th of March

08 Feb 2017

3-tier security ring protecting EVMs: Mohanan

North Goa Collector Nila Mohanan has however said that all the EVMs and VVPAT machines are kept in the strong in strict compliance of the Election Commission of India

07 Feb 2017

Luizinho says Cong will win 23, Reginald predicts only 18 seats

Congress has decided to take disciplinary action against its workers who worked against the party candidates.

07 Feb 2017

ECI issues notice to Parrikar, seeks reply by 9 Feb

The Election Commission of India has issues a notice to defence minister Manohar Parrikar returnable on November 9 on an alleged election offence.

07 Feb 2017

Margao bye-poll records 79% voting, but overall remains 77%

The repolling for the polling station no 8in Aquem Madgao for the Madgao constituency was held on Tueday.

07 Feb 2017

Voter is silent even after poll, for the first time; why?

Perhaps this is the first Assembly election of Goa, where majority voter was silent

06 Feb 2017

Luizinho indirectly blames Parrikar for ‘surgical strike’ in Navelim

GPCCPresident Luizinho Faliero has hit out indirectly at defence minister Manohar Parrikar for getting army personnel for voting in his Navelim constituency

06 Feb 2017

Madgao set for a repoll on Tue

The South Goa collector Swapnil Naik expressed confidence thatall would go well in the Repoll ordered on Tuesday in Margao constituency.

06 Feb 2017

Mining truck claims one more life in Curchorem

Mining has claimed one more life in Kudchade

06 Feb 2017

Parties dispute on Clear majority or Fractured mandate

Most of the political parties have finished their calculations. And the major parties continue claiming that they would get absolute majority

02 Feb 2017

Campaign ends, restrictions begin till 5th Feb for Polling

The campaign of Assembly election came to an end on Thursday as Goa is going to elect a new Assembly on 4th of February

02 Feb 2017

Cong releases chargesheet against BJP with 26 alleges scams

On the last day of the election campaign, Congress has released a chargesheet against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party

02 Feb 2017

MGP won’t go with BJP to form Govt, vow Velingkar-Bhembre

Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch leaders are trying to convince everybody that the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party won’t go with the Bharatiya Janata Party in case of a hung Assembly

02 Feb 2017

Campaign ends, complaints of assaults take the centrestage

The election campaign is over and the election battle has started becoming physical

01 Feb 2017

MGP-GSM-SS claimswin in 24, Velingkar says not a single RSS vote BJP will get

Goa’s rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar has refuted the claim made by defence minister Manohar Parrikar

01 Feb 2017

GF counters allegation of splitting Cong votes, asks who’s splitting GF votes

The Goa Forward has refuted the allegation of the Congress that their party is splitting Congress votes in Navelim

01 Feb 2017

Cong confident of winning 24 seats

The BJP has earlier claimed that it has chances of winning 33 seats

01 Feb 2017

Goa Industry welcomes Union Budget with a caution

The Goa industry has expressed diverse views on the union budget

01 Feb 2017

AAP claimsit would win 24 seats, garner 44 per cent votes

Aam Aadmi Party has claimed it would win 24 seats with a vote share of 42% in the Goa Assembly election.

31 Jan 2017

BJP praises Ravi Naik for Ponda development

Ever heard a candidate praising candidate of opposition party on the eve of election?

31 Jan 2017

Cong says ‘Yes’, BJP says ‘No’ to Special Status for Goa

Congress is still promising Special Status to Goa, though they are not in power at the centre.

31 Jan 2017

Cong to shut down offshore and land casinos, BJP to move them in the sea

The Bharatiya Janata Party as well as the Congress have made U turns on Casinos

31 Jan 2017

BJP can win 33 seats, RSS with us, ready to be CM: Parrikar

: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar now claims that the BJP has chances of winning 33 seats out of 36 they are contesting. And the Congresswill drop down further from 9 seats

30 Jan 2017

EC probes complaint against Parrikar telling to take money, FIR against Kejri

Goa’s election office has started investigating into the complaint filed against defence minister Manohar Parrikar by Goa Forward.

30 Jan 2017

Chitrangi objects to pink teddy bear for girl voters

The Women activists belonging to the Chitrangi group have ridiculed the idea of alluring first time girl voters with pink teddy bears

30 Jan 2017

Velingkar fell prey to MGP pressure: Raut

Goa Praja Party President Pandurang Raut has said that the alliance of Goa Praja Party with Goa Suraksha Manch could not survive since an honest and responsible person like Subhash Velingkar fell prey to the pressure of the MG party

30 Jan 2017

Modi told lies about everything, Cong gave 60 per cent new faces: Rahul

The congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today accused the Prime minister, Narendra Modi of lying to Goans on employment, development and corruption.

28 Jan 2017

Vijay Khot says don't give ministry, give industry

Canacona candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party Vijay Pai Khot has declared that he is not interested in becoming a minister, but wants a good job-oriented industry in Kankon

28 Jan 2017

AAP urges Modi to reply on U turns

The Aam Admi Party on Saturday posed 10 questions to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi was in the state to address a rally in the capital.

28 Jan 2017

Modi plays 'comfortable' tune

You give us comfortable majority and we will make Goa India’s most comfortable state. That is the promise Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave at the election rally held in Panaji on Saturday.

28 Jan 2017

MGP manifesto silent on MoI, casino; Sudin open for BJP support

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Goa Suraksha Manch have formed an alliance. But on manifestos they differ. Thus they released separate manifestos

27 Jan 2017

Not possible to stop drug trade, admits GSM

Besides party manifestos at state level, candidates have started releasing manifestos of their particular constituencies

27 Jan 2017

Cong now doesn’t want casinos in Goa

The Congress has promised to remove casinos from the state. Or at the very least shift them out of the Mandovi, if elected to power

27 Jan 2017

Cong workers in Saligao and Siolim support GF candidates

The constituents of Saligao and Shioli including a few Congressman have now openly come out in support of the Goa Forward

27 Jan 2017

Cong calls AAP BJP’s partner, AAP says NCP is BJP’s partner

This Assembly election is becoming a game of entertainment day by day

26 Jan 2017

GSM supporters secretly working for BJP: Shripad.

Ayush minister and BJP MP Shripad Naik has claimed that some members of the Goa Suraksha Manch are secretly working for the BJP candidates.

26 Jan 2017

BJP won’t get more than 8 seats, claims GSM, blasts Parrikar

Goa Suraksha Manch has said that BJP president Amit Shah’s statement of bringing Manohar Parrikar back as Goa’s chief minister proves that Laxmikant Parsekar was an inefficient chief minister.

26 Jan 2017

Goa has unofficial beef ban, says Church, wants IPB to be scrapped

The Church has alleged that the local BJP government has unofficially banned Beef in Goa by not allowing slaughter facility.

25 Jan 2017

Congress has done ‘setting’ with BJP, alleges party spokesman Trajano

The rumbings in the Congress over perceived settings over seats and a seat adjustment with the BJP instead of likeminded parties have come out in the open

25 Jan 2017

Gangster Vinayak killed in Sada sub-jail, prisoners’ jail-break attempt fails

It is still not established whether the ruckus in the Sada sub-jail on Tuesday midnight was an attempt of jail-break or a violent fight between two rival groups of prisoners

25 Jan 2017

GF Jayesh is BJP Michael’s man in Saligao to make Parrikar CM: Agnelo

Congress Candidate from Saligao Constituency Agnel Fernandes has called Goa-Forward Saligao Candidate Jayesh Salgaokar being fielded by Calangute BJPCandidate Michael Lobo so as to garner support for getting Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar back as CM in Goa

25 Jan 2017

Cong dares BJP to declare Parrikar as next CM, BJP says Delhi will decide

The issue of making Manohar Parrikar Goa’s chief minister is becoming a matter of debate.

24 Jan 2017

Goa Forward to challenge accepting nomination of Jose D’Silva

Goa Forward Party has condemned the decision on accepting the nomination of the Congress Fatorda candidate Jose Silva

24 Jan 2017

Carry Rs 50 K with proof or face EC inquiry

If you are carrying more than 50 thousand rupees with you, please carry the proof of it.

24 Jan 2017

Rane wants Parrikar to monitor borders, not Goa election

Congress is getting irritated with defence minister Manohar Parrikar camping in Goa for the election campaign

24 Jan 2017

AAP MLA exposes party funding scam; thanks Parrikar, Gadkari for dev works

Aam Aadmi Party’s rebel MLA from Delhi, Col VirenderSehrawat has alleged that his party has accepted huge amount of donations from bogus companies

23 Jan 2017

Shilpa joins Patnekar campaign, but with reluctance

Bharatiya Janata Party’s one of the leaders Shilpa Naik has finally joined the party campaign in the Bicholim constituency

23 Jan 2017

GF to support Cong Govt, but not BJP

The first choice of Goa Forward to join hands with, to form the government, is the Congress. But definitely not the Bharatiya Janata Party.

23 Jan 2017

Cong promises free petrol for students, no Agro land sale to non-Goans

The Congress manifesto is out. It focuses on the youth. Five litres of free petrol for the students every month and a sports education university

23 Jan 2017

If Parrikar not brought as CM, he will rule Goa from Delhi: Shah

The BJP national president Amit Shah has said the party would decide after election whether to get back defence minister Manohar Parrikar as Goa chief minister

21 Jan 2017

Cong-BJP have power-sharing equation: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party have a setting to share power after every five years

21 Jan 2017

Congress is a Circus, Parrikar its ring master: Vijai

Goa Forward has now fully gone offensive. Vijai Sardesai has refused to take support of the Congress even in Siolim, where his candidate is contesting.

21 Jan 2017

I will not withdraw from Panaji: Dr Bhatikar

Panaji candidate of Goa Suraksha Manch Dr. Ketan Bhatikar said he will not bow to any sort of pressure and continue his campaign as a candidate in Panaji

21 Jan 2017

Cong-GF seat sharing fizzles out, Cong undecided on support in Siolim

The seat adjustment of Congress with Goa Forward is finally fizzled out. Congress has decided not to withdraw its candidate in Fatorda

20 Jan 2017

The ‘Tamil’ Jallikattu agitation reaches Goa

the agitation against the ban on Jalikattu reached the Goa shores today.

20 Jan 2017

Strategic ‘Seat Adjustments’ of Congress with GF still uncertain

The Congress high command has thrown the ball of Fatorda in the court of Goa Forward. Congress has agreed to withdraw its candidate from Fatorda

20 Jan 2017

one killed by loaded truck in Bicholim

Gurudas Shetkar from Kyasarverne Pedne died on the spot after a loaded truck crushed him and his hero Honda motorcycle on a busy road in Mulgao, Bicholim.

19 Jan 2017

Fatorda and Saligao Joint venture of BJP Cong against GF: Vijai

The tangle of Fatorda is becoming complicated day by day with returning officer allowing Jose D’Silva to contest and HE choosing the Congress party

19 Jan 2017

"Office of Profit" Objections against nominations of Parsekar and Michael Lobo Dismissed

Two objections pertaining to candidature of BJP’s Laxmikant Parsekar and Michael Lobo were dismissed by the returning officer of Pedne and Bardez on Thursday

19 Jan 2017

I will not withdraw, says former sports minister Tawadkar

BJP rebel and independent candidate Ramesh Tawadkar has said once again that he would not withdraw from the fray

18 Jan 2017

BJP yet to decide whom to support in Nuvem and Benaulim

The Bharatiya Janata Party is yet to decide whom to support in Nuvem and Benaulim constituencies in Salcete talukas.

18 Jan 2017

Respite for Vijai as Jose to be disqualified for Cong and GVP nominations

Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai won the first battle on the last day of nomination as the Congress candidate Jose D’Silva will be disqualified

18 Jan 2017

Is Cong having seat adjustment with GF or BJP, asks Vijai

Forget alliance of Congress with Goa Forward, even fights are not becoming ‘friendly’.

18 Jan 2017

Babush’s ‘Torch’ replaced with another torch due to ‘Sann’

The Election Commission has replaced the symbol of Torch allotted to Panaji candidate Babush Monseratte.

18 Jan 2017

Forget alliance of Congress with Goa Forward, even fights are not becoming ‘friendly’.

Forget alliance of Congress with Goa Forward, even fights are not becoming ‘friendly’.

17 Jan 2017

Cong still uncertain over seat sharing with GF or UGP

Only one day remaining to file nominations and Congress is still not sure of joining hands with other parties

17 Jan 2017

AAP alleges harassment by Election Officers

Aam Aadmi Party has alleged that returning officers in various talukas are deliberately harassing their candidates while filing nominations

17 Jan 2017

Mahanand-style rape and murder in Cuncolim

35-year old Sulaksha Janu Gaonkar from Kankon was found murdered in a forest near Cuncolim industrial estate on Monday. Police suspect it to be a rape and murder.

17 Jan 2017

Has BJP ‘conspired’ with Congress in Velim?

The Bharatiya Janata Party fielding its candidate in Velim instead of supporting independent MLA Banjamin Silva has raised eyebrows everywhere.

16 Jan 2017

BJP fields Tari in Velli, PM Modi likely to address public rally on 18th Jan

The Bharatiya Janata Party has released the final list of 7 more candidates for the assembly election

16 Jan 2017

Disappointed BJP workers revolt against Party, will now support Sankalp.

Disappointed that their demand for changing the party candidate in Mormugao constituency was not heeded by the BJP leadership, over 1000 workers have revolted against the party and pledged their support to Congress candidate Sankalp Amonkar on Sunday.

16 Jan 2017

Former Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai officially joined Goa-Forward

Former Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai officially joined Goa-Forward party on Monday.

14 Jan 2017

Tawadkar, Shet to resign and contest as Vijay, Zantye get BJP tickets

The Bharatiya Janata Party has finally denied tickets to two VIPs – Speaker Anant Shet and minister Ramesh Tawadkar

14 Jan 2017

Cong to reveal alliance decision on 17 Jan, after deadlines of GF and NCP

The Goa desk in charge of Congress Digvijay Singh will come to Goa on 16th of January and will clear the picture regarding the speculated grand alliance of Congress on 17th of January

14 Jan 2017

Gaude refuses to join BJP, Parrikar says Dhawalikars won’t be in BJP Govt

Looks like several parties like AAP and BJP are coming together to defeat Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party President Dipak Dhawalikar in Priol.

14 Jan 2017

MGP alliance Govt to have 9 ministers; but…

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party’s CM-candidate Sudin Dhawalikar has said his government would have only eight ministers in his cabinet, if the alliance wins 22 seats.

14 Jan 2017

Bhatikar to contest, Sukerkar to campaign for GSM in Panaji

Goa Suraksha Manch has replaced Raju Sukerkar in Panaji with a news candidate, physiotherapist Dr Ketan Bhatikar.

13 Jan 2017

Congress Grand Alliance with NCP and GF still uncertain

The alliance of Congress with Goa Forward as well as the Nationalist Congress Party may fizzle out

13 Jan 2017

3 candidates quit NCP to contest on GVP tickets

The Nationalist Congress Party has received a major jolt. Their three candidates - Nelly Rodrigues, George Barreto and Rakhi Naik have quit the party and joinedGoa Vikas Party to fight Assembly election.

13 Jan 2017

Sudin to be CM-candidate even if MGP has to align with BJP to form Govt

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has said that Sudin Dhawalikar would be the CM-candidate even if a situation arises after election to join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party to form the government.

13 Jan 2017

A nostalgic trip of Portuguese Goenkar ‘Babush’ to Abe de Faria Road

Anchor It was a nostalgic trip for Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa to visit his ancestral house in Madgao after 40 years.

12 Jan 2017

Tawadkar supporters threaten to resign, work against BJP

Supporters of minister Ramesh Tawadkar are up in arms against their own Bharatiya Janata Party

12 Jan 2017

Cong alliance: GF adamant on Velim, Babush for friendly fight in Cortalim

Babush Monseratte of United Goans Party has agreed to the alliance proposal of the Congress, but Goa Forward is still negotiating

12 Jan 2017

Gadkari hints at Parrikar coming back as CM

Bharatiya Janata Party’s central leader Nitin Gadkari has hinted at getting Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar back as Goa’s chief minister

12 Jan 2017

Cong declares 12 new faces; BJP only 4

The Bharatiya Janata Party as well as the Congress have declared the major lot of candidates. 29 of the BJP and 27 of the Congress

12 Jan 2017

Goa Yuva Mahotsav in Sankhli to focus on ‘Goan Identity’

The 22nd Goa Yuva Mahotsav will be based on a central theme of Goan Identity as Goa is celebrating 50 years of Opinion Poll this year.

11 Jan 2017

Tamhankar resigns from Shivsena because of MGP alliance

Sudip Tamhankar has resigned from Shivsena, as the Goa Rajya Pramukh as well as the primary membership. He says alliance of Shivsena with Dhawalikar brothers is the main reason.

11 Jan 2017

Sudin assures to resolve Navdurga temple issue of villagers

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party leader Sudin Dhawalikar has assured to resolve the issue of the Navdurga temple of Madkai once his government comes to power.

11 Jan 2017

Alex retires from politics, claims Church ‘opposed’ his candidature

Former Power minister and four-time Congress MLA Alex Sequeira has announced his retirement from politics on Wednesday.

11 Jan 2017

What apology? We should be proud a Goan is ruling Portugal: Parsekar

Rather than demanding apology from today’s prime minister of Portugal for the 1961 destruction, Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar says we should be proud that a Goan has started ruling Portugal.

10 Jan 2017

Rahul agrees to alliance ‘in principle’, Sonia’s nod awaited

Rahul Gandhi has agreed for Congress having alliance with other parties like Goa Forward and United Goans of Babush Monseratte

10 Jan 2017

We are not for Cash for Vote. But Take money from others and Vote for us : AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party has said they are not in favour of Cash for Vote.

10 Jan 2017

Mayem should have only ‘local’ candidate: Shet

Speaker Anant Shet has finally spoken over the uncertainity of his Mayem seat. He has insisted that the candidate should be local and not an outsider.

10 Jan 2017

EC puts restrictions on candidates using religious platforms for vote

The election commission has now come down on using religious platforms to promote any candidate contesting election

10 Jan 2017

MGP-GSM-SS alliance finalizes seat sharing

The alliance of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa Suraksha Manch and Shivsena has finally been announced.

10 Jan 2017

BJP to decide fate of Shet and Tawadkar in Delhi; Madkaikar, Velip cleared

The fate of two sitting MLAs – speaker Anant Shet and minster Ramesh Tawadkar – will be now decided by the Parliamentary Board in Delhi.

10 Jan 2017

I’m for pro development and employment, People who represented Panaji had no vision: Babush

St. Cruz MLA Babush Monserate said people who represented Panaji in last 25 years had no vision for the development of this constituency.

09 Jan 2017

MGP-GSM demand apology from Portuguese PM, AAP disagrees

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Goa Suraksha Manch have demanded public apology from Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa for the destruction they made before leaving Goa.

09 Jan 2017

Congress urges EC to act against Kejriwal for promoting corruption

Congress has asked the Election Commission of India to take Suo Motto cognizance of the statements made by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asking Goans to take money from other political parties but vote for AAP in the Assembly election.

09 Jan 2017

Parrikar is a good friend but there won’t be any political and ideological compromises: Sukerkar

Goa Suraksha Manch has declared Krishnaraj alias Raju Sukerkar as the candidate of Grand alliance of the four parties in Panaji constituency.

09 Jan 2017

I sacrificed CM post to retain MGP's identity: Sudin

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party leader Sudin Dhawalikar has claimed he was offered chief minister’s post by the Congress as well as the BJP, provided he merges the party into their party.

07 Jan 2017

भाजपा सरकार घालपाक सोदता एल्विसाक कादयेंत, केजरीवालाचो आरोप

आपूण गोंयांत आसतना आपाचो मुख्यमंत्रीपदाचो उमेदवार एल्वीस गोम्साक फटिचे आरोप लावन अटक करपाची भाजपा सरकाराची येवजण आशिल्ली असो आरोप दिल्लीचो मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवालान केला.

07 Jan 2017

Call back employees from Ministers offices, Provide basic facilities on election duty: GGEA

The Goa Government Employees Association has demanded that the Government employees who were posted in offices of several ministers should be reverted in their respective departments at the earliest.

07 Jan 2017

GF alleges rigging of Voters’ roll in Fatorda, demands officers' suspension

Goa Forward has demanded with the Election Commission suspension of all the Salcete-based electoral officers including the deputy collector.

07 Jan 2017

Cong promises 100% jobs in Govt and Pvt to Goan youth

Congress is promising 100 per cent employment to Goan youth in both government and private sectors

07 Jan 2017

SC order of language issue in election not for us: BBSM

Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch claims that the supreme court order not to seek votes in the name of language does not apply to them

06 Jan 2017

Official announcement of MGP-GSM-SS-GPP alliance on 10 Jan: Velingkar

The alliance of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa Suraksha Manch, Shivsena and Goa Praja Party will be officially announced on 10th of January. They will together contest 36 seats

06 Jan 2017

Alliance will get us the leaders, but we’ll lose the people: Congress

Congress says their first priority is to win over the people of Goa

06 Jan 2017

Cong objects to BJP Govt retaining transferred officers in Goa

Congress has objected to some senior governments being retained in Goa in spite of getting transferred outside the state

06 Jan 2017

Kejriwal to address 4 rallies in Goa on 7thand 8th Jan

The National Convenor of Aam Aadmi Party and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address two public rallies on 7th and 8th of January at 4 places in South and North Goa

06 Jan 2017

BJP clears 21 names with 16 MLAs, 5 MLAs still hanging in fire

The Bharatiya Janata Party has announced 21 candidates, including 16 sitting MLAs

05 Jan 2017

Not a voter? Last chance to register till 8 Jan

Have you completed 18 years recently? But your name is not registered in the recent electoral roll? If you are eligible, you should not be disappointed

05 Jan 2017

PM Modi to address 2 rallies, BJP mobilises galaxy of leaders for campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two election rallies in Goa

05 Jan 2017

44% Youth to dominate Goa Assembly election

Perhaps for the first time in Goa, this Assembly election would be dominated by the Youth.

05 Jan 2017

MGP formally withdraws support, Sudin CM candidate of MGP-GSM alliance

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party finally sent a letter to the Governor on Thursday, withdrawing their support to the BJP government.

04 Jan 2017

MGP to withdraw BJP support on Thus GSM alliance finalised

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party will formally withdraw its support to the BJP government on Thursday

04 Jan 2017

Goa 1st state to use VVPAT at all booths in election

Goa will be the first state in the country to use VVPAT machines on all the booths

04 Jan 2017

Goa Assembly poll on 4 Feb, counting on 11 March after polling in 5 states

The election dates of 5 states are finally announced. Goa will go for Assembly election on 4th of February, along with Punjab

03 Jan 2017

Tawadkar threatened to kill me: Puno files police complaint

A police complaint has been filed against the sports minister and Kankon MLA Ramesh Tawadkar at the Kankon Police station

03 Jan 2017

BJP finalizes 18 names, 14 MLAs, Tawadkar-Carlos under dispute

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party till Tuesday has cleared 18 candidates, including 14 sitting MLAs

03 Jan 2017

Cong to decide names in Delhi on Tue, 6 MLAs, 7 more finalised

The crucial meeting of the screening committee of the Congress to prepare the final list of the candidates would be held on Wednesday in New Delhi

24 Nov 2016

Tawadkar overconfident about Canacona ticket

Sports minister Ramesh Tawadkar has claimed that he will get ticket from Canacona once again and get elected for the third consecutive time.

24 Nov 2016

NSUI national leaders hit Goa Raj Bhavan against demonetization

Goa’s Congress Party and national executive members of the National Students Union of India jointly held a protest march at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday evening against demonetization of currency notes.

24 Nov 2016

Madgao municipal workers threaten to strike

Madgao municipality’s workersunion has threatened to strike work if their demands are not fulfilled within 8 days.

23 Nov 2016

Pol parties & Govt employees decry Govt for ban on recruitment

Goa Government had suddenly banned all the recruitments till the next assembly election on Tuesday.

23 Nov 2016

Carlos moving in cars bought with Zuari money: Jose

Nationalist Congress Party leader and former Vasco MLA Jose Philip D’Souza has retaliated.

23 Nov 2016

Shadow Council demands permanent solution of illegal shades

The shadow council of Madgao has raised the issue of a shade atop a building in the town.

23 Nov 2016

BBSM warns Govt against harassment to Velingkar

Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch has warned the BJP to not target their convener Subhash Velingkar by means of conspiracies.

23 Nov 2016

CM plans to retire after 5 years, BBSM appeals to retire him now

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has also now announced that this would be his last election. After that, he would retire.

23 Nov 2016

CM for recruitment ban 6 months before poll

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that any government should impose ban on new recruitments and appointments in government service at least six months before the election.

23 Nov 2016

Let Vishwajeet & Madkaikar quit Cong: Digvijay

After Pandurang Madkaikar, now it’s Vishwajeet Rane. National Congress leader Digvijay Singh has said they will field some other candidates if both these Congress MLAs quit the party.

23 Nov 2016

APP begins state-wide movement ‘Close the Casinos’

Aam Aadmi Party has decided to start with its anti casino mass movement in all the 40 constituencies in the state.

22 Nov 2016

Mining Truck owners threaten stir if transport doesn’t start in 8 days

Truck owners from Qepe, Balli, Cunkoli and ambauli have demanded that kavrem mines be made operational as soon as possible.

22 Nov 2016

Foreign tourists face the brunt of demonetization

the demonetization act is like a double-edged sword: It has affected not only the tourism industry buts tourists as well.

22 Nov 2016

Goa Govt bans recruitments, appointments till election

Goa government has banned all the recruitments and appointments in the government, semi-government and grant-in-aid institutions from Tuesday.

22 Nov 2016

Children’s films should be universal: Shabana

Veteran actor ShabanaAzmi has said that children’s films should be universal in nature and not meant only for children.

22 Nov 2016

Rohan’s 3-day ultimatum to complete Porvorim playground

Porvorim MLARohan Khaunte has given an ultimatum of three days to the government to complete the Porvorim Housing Board Sports Ground.

22 Nov 2016

Cash seizure in Valpoi: Matter with Income Tax Dept.

The Valpoi police are still not sure whether the money of over 12 lakh rupees they have seized is black money.

22 Nov 2016

AAP announces four more candidates

The Aam Aadmi Party declared the 5th list of its candidates for the forthcoming assembly election.

22 Nov 2016

Vasco politicians throw coal at each other, for votes

Coal pollution is becoming a political issue in Vasco. The Nationalist Congress Party took out a protest march in Vasco on Tuesday, led by Vasco aspirant Jose Philip D’Souza.

21 Nov 2016

Court & Guv can intervene in Vanarmare issue: Ganesh Devy

National convenor of Dakshinayan, Ganesh Devy is also an expert on tribal issues. He has advised local activists to approach the high court on the issue of people demolishing houses of Vanarmare and get them enlisted as tribes.

21 Nov 2016

Dakshinayan demands Special court for Dabholkar-Pansare-Kalburgi assassins

The national level Dakshinayan Parishad has appealed to the people of India to follow the path of cultural harmony practiced in Goa.

21 Nov 2016

BJP confirms Madkaikar joining, but Cumbarjuve Mandal opposes

Bharatiya Janata Party has confirmed that a proposal regarding Congress MLA Pandurang Madkaikar joining the party and contesting from Cumbarjuve has come before the party. But the Cumbarjuve BJP Mandal has opposed the proposal. This was revealed by former Sarpanch of Old Goa Vishal Volvoikar.

21 Nov 2016

Burglars now target post offices for currency notes

The demonetization has found new places for the robbers to rob. In Fatorpa, robbers burgled a panchayat office, which also housed a post office. But the thieves did not find new currency notes. Only old notes were robbed.

21 Nov 2016

Naidu opens Indian Panorama at 47thIFFI

The Indian Panorama of the 47th international film festival of India was inaugurated by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Vyenkaiya Naidu on Monday.

21 Nov 2016

Shirdon villagers march to PWD, get assurance over water supply

Villagers of Shirdon on Monday stormed the PWD Office over the issue of improper Water Supply to the village.

21 Nov 2016

MGP leader Sudin begins Sawal’s campaign in Bicholim

Bicholi’s independent MLA Naresh Sawal is yet to join the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, but party leader Sudin Dhavalikar has already started mobilizing votes for him.

20 Nov 2016

Goa River Marathon

The 7th edition of “Goa River Marathon” will be held on the 11th of December.

20 Nov 2016

Sports Complex in Fonda is in a neglected state: Ravi Naik

Former Fonda MLA and ex-chief minister Ravi Naik has said that the sports complex in Fonda is in a neglected state.

20 Nov 2016

Tourist face problems due to closed ATMs

The after effects of demonetization of 500 and 1000 currency notes are quite evident even after almost 2 weeks of the government’s decision.

20 Nov 2016

Anjuna nallah creates problems for locals

Water has been stagnating in a nallah in bandhar area of anjuna for a long time.

20 Nov 2016

Cabral involved in illegal activity: GSM

Kudchade Unit of the Goa Suraksha Manch has severely criticized local MLA Nilesh Cabral.

20 Nov 2016

Painting Competition based on current topics

Mount Mary high school of chinchone bagged the first prize in the wall painting competition organized by Saviour of the World high school lotli on Saturday.

20 Nov 2016

IFFI's 47th Inaugural Ceremony in Goa

The 47th international film festival of india was inaugurated by renowned bollywood filmmaker Ramesh Sippy in the presence of Union minister of information and broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu in panji.

19 Nov 2016

GOA FORWARD ALLEGES SCAM IN IFFI DÉCOR CONTRACT.

Goa-Forward spokesperson Durgadas Kamat has said that Alliance talks were still on with the Political Parties for the upcoming Assembly Elections.

18 Nov 2016

Goa suraksha manch supports nationalization of goan rivers.

Unlike other political parties in Goa, the Goa Suraksha Manch has supported the BJP government’s decision on Nationalization of Goan Rivers.

18 Nov 2016

Deepak Dhavlikar wants RBI to withdraw restrictions on cash withdrawal.

MGP President Deepak Dhavlikar has served an ultimatum of 15 days to the Reserve Bank of India for lifting its restrictions on Cash Transactions

18 Nov 2016

Goa Suraksha Manch announces 3 candidates for Assembly Elections

The new player on the Goan political horizon Goa Suraksha Manch announced their three candidates on Friday.

18 Nov 2016

Offficial language Director wins battle with bank for Goan Youth

Official Language Director Dr Prakash Vazarikar has shown the path to the unemployed Goan youth, by fighting for the official language Konkani, even in his personal capacity.

18 Nov 2016

Income Tax Dept. conducts raids on business houses.

The income tax department on Friday raided several business establishments in Goa, including mining firm of Fomento.

18 Nov 2016

Zuari Agrochemicals comes to Sankhwal farmer’ rescue

After 15 years, around 70 farmers from Sindolim in Sankhvall village will again start cultivating their fields from this month end.

17 Nov 2016

बिरेस्तारा सांजे अचकीत हेराल्ड ह्या इंग्लीश दिसाळ्याच्या छापखान्याक उजो लागलो.

17 Nov 2016

गोंयच्या मुख्यमंत्र्याक अपमानकारक वागणूक दिल्ले खातीर प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदीन समेस्त गोंयकारांची जाहीर माफी मागची अशी मागणी अखील भारतीय काँग्रेस समितीचो सरचिटणीस गिरीश चोडणकारान केल्या.

17 Nov 2016

Dakshinayan Parishad to commence from Friday

Three-day Dakshinayan Parishad at national level will begin from Friday afternoon in Madgao, with galaxy of intellectuals, writers and artists from all over India participating in various sessions on socio-cultural issues.

17 Nov 2016

Political interference by CM in Prabodhan education society

Convener of BBSM Subhash Velingkar has alleged that there is political interference by heavyweight politicians like Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar in an attempt to dissolve the current executive committee of Prabodhan education Society.

17 Nov 2016

येरादारी खात्याच्या कॅश कांवटरांचेर मगोचो मंत्री सुदीन ढवळीकार आपलो काळो पयसो धवो करता अशे आरोप शिवसेना आनी गोवा फॉरवर्डान केल्ले.

16 Nov 2016

Congress spokesperson condemns CM

Congress Spokesperson Jitendra Deshprabhu has condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP led Government for not mentioning Pedne Taluka while laying the foundation stone for the International Mopa Airport.

16 Nov 2016

Madgao municipality wants to remove hoardings from the garden

Madgao municipal council has unanimously decided to demolish the cage-kind of metallic structure around the garden and the hoardings around it.

16 Nov 2016

Sudin takes GSIDC to task

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party’s senior minister Sudin Dhawalikar on Tuesday took his own government head on with a public allegation that the works done by BJP-controlled Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation are low quality and high cost.

16 Nov 2016

Goa govt. urges income tax dept. to keep vigil on cash counters

Goa Forward has urged the income tax department to keep strict vigil on all the cash counters of Goa government.

16 Nov 2016

Cuncoli congressmen do not want an outsider as a candidate

Cuncoli congressmen carried out a door to door campaign in the constituency to create awareness about the government’s failures on Tuesday.

16 Nov 2016

DAMU HITS BACK AT VIJAY

Former Fatorda MLA Damodar Naik says that criticism of the prime minister Narendra Modi by Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardessai shows his frustration.

16 Nov 2016

Assembly polls: Internecine conflicts

Former Union Minister Eduardo Faleiro has demanded to know from Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar the basis on which they have said special status for Goa is not possible.

16 Nov 2016

Prime time slot for Goan Films demanded

Goa Film Finance Action Committee have demanded for a Prime Time slot for Goan Films in Goan Theatres.

15 Nov 2016

AAP alleges that the real black money is with BJP MLAs.

Common man of Goa and tourists continued struggling for withdrawing their own money from the banks and ATMs even after six days.

15 Nov 2016

The real black money flows through casinos: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party has called demonatisation of currency by the BJP government a mere farce until casinos remain in Goa. Because the real black money of India flows through these casinos.

15 Nov 2016

Savera lodges complaint against 'fake' lawyer.

President of SaveraTara Kerkar has lodged a police complaint of Fraud and Cheating against Sanjay ShyamlalKumar.

15 Nov 2016

Konkani not compusory for Goan government jobs.

Goa government has created two blunders in one advertisement for 14 posts of government jobs.

15 Nov 2016

Deputy CM says RP 2021 will be released in phases

Deputy Chief Minister Francisco D’Souza said that the regional plan of four talukas would be notified in the first phase.

15 Nov 2016

truckers say cooperative banks don't implement OT'S scheme

The south goa and north goa truck owners associations have alleged that the One Time Settlement Scheme of the Goa Govt. has not benefited majority of the truck owners.

15 Nov 2016

GECC demands shut down of Casinos

Congress has gone against the casinos it promoted during its tenure.

15 Nov 2016

Shivsena Chief Tamankar says his party effectively controlled by Sudin Dhawalikar

Shivsena’s Goa chief Sudip Tamhankar has made two major allegations, one against his own party, which he recently joined. And the second is against Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party leader and minister Sudin Dhawalikar.

15 Nov 2016

Luizinho questions the functioning of the two airports.

President of the Goa State Congress PartyLuizinho Faleiro feels that two airports of Daboli and Mopa cannot function simulteneosuly until Navy hands over 50 thousand square metres of additional land for the civilian airport.

15 Nov 2016

Children's Day Rally

Madgao MLA Digambar Kamat flagged off an awareness rally on the occasion of Children’s day near Lohia maidan in Madgao.

15 Nov 2016

Alina demands for special status

There are two U turns in the ruling BJP on the issue of Special Status.

15 Nov 2016

PWD workers threaten to paralyse essential services

PWD Society Workers have threatened to paralyse the work of all the essential services.

14 Nov 2016

Aab Ki Baar, Ramakant Borkar says Ramakant Borkar

Sankhval Sarpanch Ramakant Borkar has once again started promoting himself as the candidate of Kutthali constituency.

14 Nov 2016

WISL workers threaten to work against BJP if issue not solved

Western India Shipyard limited workers union on Saturday has appealed to the government to intervene and resolve their pending salary issue before code of conduct for forthcoming assembly polls comes into effect.

14 Nov 2016

Bandoda villagers oppose sewage treatment plant

the people of Unnir in bandoda village have opposed the proposed sewage treatment plant in their area.

14 Nov 2016

The children are ill treated at Apna Ghar: Tara Kerkar

Tara Kerkar of Savera group has demanded strict action against the officials of Apna Ghar and child welfare committee for letting the children escape.

14 Nov 2016

Abhijit vows to contest even if NCP denies him ticket

Nationalist Congress Party north Goa District president Abhijit Dhargalkar has said that he has not taken money from anybody not to contest coming assembly election from siolim constituency.

14 Nov 2016

Konkani not compulsory for Goan government jobs.

Goa government has created two blunders in one advertisement for 14 posts of government jobs.

14 Nov 2016

Chapter on Abe Faria demanded in text books

former speaker of goa legislative assembly tomazinho Cardozo has called for inclusion of a chapter on hypnotist Abbe Fria in the school textbooks.

14 Nov 2016

Muslim Morcha in South Goa

Muslims of South Goa marched to the Collectorate opposing the central government move to replace Shariat Law with the Uniform Civil Code.

13 Nov 2016

Cong MLA Madkaikar hobnobs with BJP at PM’s Meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Mopa airport.

13 Nov 2016

Dabolim will continue even after Mopa: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the present Dabolim Airport would continue to operate along even after Mopa airport is commissioned.

13 Nov 2016

Give me 50 days & then punish me: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a passionate appeal on Sunday to the people to give him 50 days to weed out black money and fight corruption

11 Nov 2016

All MLAs with us, not sure of Babush & Madkaikar: Digvijay

In-charge of Congress Digvijay Singh has claimed that his MLAs Vishwajeet Rane and Jennifer Monseratte are with the party.

11 Nov 2016

Mining truck owners oppose to duplication of speed controllers

The mining truck owners have alleged that government is looting them by making it compulsory to install GPS as well as speed governors for controlling speed.

11 Nov 2016

Shack owners threaten to go to court if not paid compensation

Shack owners of Goa have threatened to approach the court if government does not give them compensation for delay in allotting shacks.

11 Nov 2016

Pednekars object to salt pan filling at Agarwaddo

Sarpanch of Agarwado in Pedne taluka has complained to the deputy collector about filling of salt pans, after the locals confronted the panchayat authorities.

11 Nov 2016

Goa’s Oscar winning film will get Rs 1 Cr

The new Goa Film Finance Scheme has made a provision to give one crore rupees if a feature film of Goa wins an Oscar Award.

11 Nov 2016

Doctors assure cancer cure if detected early

Some good newsfor health care in cancer. Cancer can be cured 100 per cent if it is detected at early stage.

11 Nov 2016

CM arranges Rs 200 Cr for Goa in banks

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said that Goans would start getting enough number of 100 rupee notes from Saturday.

22 Oct 2016

After 7 days, Ponda police arrest one villager from Nirankal

Seven days after the incident of illegally demolishing 13 hut of Vanarmare tribals at Nirankal in Betoda village, Ponda police on Saturday arrested one person.

22 Oct 2016

Ganesh Gaonkar faces revolt from all 6 Sanvordem panchayats

BJP MLA Ganesh Gaonkar is in trouble. All the six panchayats from Sanvordem constituency have demanded not to give him ticket in the forthcoming Assembly election.

22 Oct 2016

Uddhav-Velingkar agree to fight Assembly poll together

Shivsena and Goa Suraksha Manch have agreed in principle to align and fight the Goa Assembly election together.

22 Oct 2016

Shivsena will contest to win, not to defeat: Uddhav

Shivsena will contest forthcoming Assembly election to WIN the battle, not to defeat somebody.

22 Oct 2016

AAP appoints Elvis as Convenor, Adv Guru joins

Aam Aadmi Party has restructured its party organization. Kunkali candidate Elvis Gomes is now the new convenor of AAP.

22 Oct 2016

Churchill wants Caitu to get disqualified

Nationalist Congress party leader Churchill Alemao says he is sympathetic to the people who hold Portuguse passport.

21 Oct 2016

Babita faces case from Margao shop owner

A shop owner has filed a case with the Vigilance Department against Madgao municipal chairperson Babita Angle Prabhudessai, chief officer Deepali Naik & another person, for passing an order to grant trade licence in his absence.