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21 Sep 2017

Soon a law to protect open spaces in state: Vijai

TCP minister Vijai Sardesai has warned the management of the private industries to either employ Goans or leave the state.

20 Sep 2017

Don’t shout, give info on drugs, CM tells all MLAs

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has thrown the ball in the court of the MLAs, who are shouting about the nexus between the drug peddlers and the police.

16 Sep 2017

Goa on Swach Bharat mode on PM’s birthday

Goa will be on Swach Bharat mode on Sunday.

16 Sep 2017

Lyngdoh Committee recommendations not being followed: NSUI

The National Students Union of India in Goa has alleged that elections to the Students Council are not conducted democratically.

15 Sep 2017

I will oppose ban on beach swimming after sunset: BJP MLA

BJP MLA and Goa Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Nilesh Cabral has opposed his own government’s decision to ban swimming in the sea after 7 in the evening.

15 Sep 2017

Shantaram says government’s start-up policy is a non-starter

President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Shantaram Naik has questioned the government on the need for formulating a startup policy in Goa.

15 Sep 2017

PM Modi is right, ‘Desh Badal Raha Hai’, claims Congress

Congress has endorsed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement “Desh badal raha hai”. But in its own way.

14 Sep 2017

Modi has appointed 20 IT professionals to defame Rahul Gandhi: Congress

Congress has alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed 20 IT professionals to defame party vice president Rahul Gandhi.

14 Sep 2017

Lucky 7 still unlucky for Miramar beach

Is the Lucky 7 ever going to leave the Miramar shores? The company claims that the front of the vessel has been pulled so that it faces the sea.

12 Sep 2017

Is a minister also not safe in sobit Goem?

Aam Aadmi party has questioned the government as to what is the status of the aam admi if a minister in the cabinet says that he faces a threat to his life and has had to stop his walks due to that threat.

11 Sep 2017

Goa bans sea-swim after 7 pm, also cooking on the beaches

The government will bring in a law to ban swimming on Goan beaches after 7 in the evening in a bid to control instances of drowning.

11 Sep 2017

Naveli rickshaw driver’s demands stand at Navelim

Naveli Rickshaw drivers have demanded that the government should construct a rickshaw stand in Navelim.

09 Sep 2017

Homeopathy could be tried for Canacona kidney disease: Vijai

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijay Sardesai said that alternative medicine like Homeopathy could be an option to cure the mystery Canacona kidney issues.

09 Sep 2017

Telaulim Naveli villagers stop western bypass work

Telaulim Navelim villagers halted the work on the Western bypass road on Saturday.

08 Sep 2017

Pesticides in the fish? Fisheries to start inspections!

Fisheries Minister Vinod Palayekar has flexed his muscles to provide better quality of fish to Goenkar. And he suspects that the fish in the market is adulterated with pesticides as well as bad quality of water.

08 Sep 2017

Congress bats for EDMs; wants it for ‘revenue’

The Congress Party did what the alliance government has still not done. It has given a clean chit to EDMs on Friday. Congress state president Shantaram Naik said that EDMs were necessary to generate income for the state and said that there are no drugs sold at EDMs venues.

05 Sep 2017

Mamlatdars should be given deadlines to settle mundkar cases: Ravi

Ponda MLA Ravi Naik has said mamlatdar appellant authorities and land survey should be given deadlines to settle mundkar cases.

05 Sep 2017

Make Konkani, 15-year domicile mandatory for IIT jobs: Reginald

Curtorim MLA Alexio Reginaldo Lourenco gives the government an 8-day ultimatum to withdraw the advertisement for vacancies in the Indian Institute of Technology.

04 Sep 2017

AAP appoints new general secretary

AAP appoints Pradeep Padgaonkar as its new general secretary on Monday. Padgaonkar contested the recently held assembly elections from Saligao constituency.

04 Sep 2017

Parrikar & Vishwajeet take oath as MLAs, MP resigns as MP

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane took the oath of office as MLAs on Monday.

03 Sep 2017

4 ministers promoted to cabinet level, Additional portfolio allotment in Goa in this week

Nine new ministers took oath as ministers in the Narendra Modi led NDA government. Four ministers - Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi - were elevated to the cabinet level.

01 Sep 2017

Why attack Church & leave Sadhvi Saraswati, Cong asks BJP

There is yet another blame game played by the Congress on the issue of desecrations. The opposition party is asking why the ruling BJP did not file FIR against Sadhvi Saraswati who said beef eaters should be hanged.

01 Sep 2017

Why Church is silent on Fr Bismarque death issue, asks Goa Forward

The blame game has started on the fact finding report made by the Church on desecration issue. Earlier, the BJP had objected to the report.

31 Aug 2017

Church denies BJP allegations; rubbishes polarization charge

The church organ targeted by the Bharatiya Janata Party for trying to polarize the polity denied charges saying that the fact finding report on religious desecrations was a well researched and analysed one.

31 Aug 2017

BJP corporators deny Congress allegations on Mala link bridge

BJP backed corporators on Thursday denied the charges made Congress about various problems faced by the Mala bridge.

31 Aug 2017

Cooperation Department to take over Sanjivani sugar factory

Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardessai has said henceforth the Cooperation Department will take over the Sanjivani Sugar factory in Dharbandoda.

30 Aug 2017

BJP MLA Cabral slams Church over article in its official magazine

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday attacked the recent report by a church backed organ questioning the police investigation into the desecrations and a recent article in a church run magazine.

28 Aug 2017

BJP needs alliance in next election to continue in power: Damu

Former MLA Damu Naik stronglyfeels that alliance with like-minded parties is a must if the BJP has to remain in power.

28 Aug 2017

Parrikar’s vote share declines, but Vishwajeet's zooms up

Finally, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party won both the seats in the by-election. But the vote share of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikarhas reduced a bit this time.

28 Aug 2017

‘Margin as expected, Ponnjekars have posed faith in me’: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar won from his home turf in Panaji for the 6th time. Parrikar won the by-polls by 4803 votes.

28 Aug 2017

Congress cries foul as it loses both seats in by-poll

The Congress said that the Bharatiya Janata Party had lured voters by offering them jobs and used the government machinery to threaten and voters so that the BJP candidates could win in both Panji and Valpoi.

28 Aug 2017

Vishwajit wins by over 10,000 votes, wipes out Ravi-Roy

Bharatiy Janata Party Candidate Vishwajeet Rane won the Valpoi by-elections by more than 10,000 votes.

27 Aug 2017

Monday D Day for Parrikar; reality check for Cong

Monday is the D Day for the chief minister Manohar Parrikar. Monday will also decide the fate of the government.

25 Aug 2017

Capital preparing for bypoll results

The counting for the Panji and the Valpoi bye polls is slated for Monday. The results are locked in the EVM machines which are under lock and key at the Entertainment Society of Goa office in Panaji.

24 Aug 2017

Who will be the CM after 28th August?

What will happen after 28th August when results of two by-elections of Panaji and Valpoi would be out? Congress says CM Manohar Parrikar would be defeated and Girish Chodankar would be the new chief minister. Goa Suraksha Manch says Vijai Sardesai is actually running the government. BJP says Parrikar is the real CM and he would continue ruling Goa. Watch our Rannmallem on the by-elections.

22 Aug 2017

Babush files police case, dismisses news of not supporting Parrikar

The state was abuzz as news that Babush Monserrate had asked his councillors not to support Manohar Parrikar in Panaji hit social media with a vengeance.

22 Aug 2017

Min Jayesh violates Code of Conduct, visits road repairing

There was a blatant violation of Code of Conduct.

22 Aug 2017

Goa all set for Panaji & Valpoi by-polls

Goa is all set for the by-polls which will be held on Wednesday in Panaji and Valpoi. All the arrangements including the security are put in place by the election authorities at 30 and 40 polling stations in Panaji and Valpoi respectively.

21 Aug 2017

All candidates claim their victory as campaign ends on Monday

The campaign for the Panaji and Valpoi by-polls ended on Monday. Both Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress have expressed confidence that their candidates would win with thumping majority in both the constituencies.

21 Aug 2017

Why not Girish the CM? asks Congress

It is obvious that the BJP-led government would collapse if chief minister Manohar Parrikar is defeated in the Panaji by-election.

21 Aug 2017

Elect ‘Made in Panaji’ candidate: BJP

The alliance partners of the BJP-led ruling coalition have strongly pitched for Panaji candidate Manohar Parrikar.

21 Aug 2017

Campaign ends, Coalition partners pitch strongly in favour of BJP candidates

The campaigning for Panaji and Valpoi got over on Monday. The alliance partners in the Bharatiya Janata Party led coalition government Goa Forward and the Independent MLAs along with ministers have pitched in strongly in favour of the Panaji BJP candidate Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. They say ponnjekars should elect a ‘made in Panaji’ leader instead of an imported leader in the by-polls

20 Aug 2017

Mauvin predicts landslide victory for Parrikar with margin of more than 7000 votes

Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho has predicted that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will win the Panaji bye election with a margin of more than 7000 votes.

20 Aug 2017

Won’t tolerate dictatorship of Vishwajit in Sattari: Bahujan Samaj Sanghatana Sattari

The Bahujan Samaj Sanghatana Sattari has condemned Vishwajit Rane’s statement on fielding a candidate of his choice in Poriem. The organization has said that they will not tolerate dictatorship of Vishwajit Rane in Sattari.

20 Aug 2017

Explain to people shifting Goa under Delhi NGT: Shantaram

GPCC President Shantaram Naik has questioned the shifting of Goa from the West Zone of the National Green Tribunal to the principal bench in Delhi.

20 Aug 2017

Rajiv Gandhi Jayanti celebrated by Congress

Goa Pradesh Congress Commitee Chief Shantaram Naik praised former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for implementing Environment Protection Act and the Consumer Protection Act during his tenure as the Prime Minister.

20 Aug 2017

Former Congman Akbar Mulla joins GF, Vijai claims Akbar innocent in GCA scam

Former Congressman Akbar Mulla joined Goa Forward on Sunday. Party President Minister Vijai Sardesai welcomed Akbar Mulla in the presence of ministers Vinod Palyekar and Jayesh Salgaonkar.

19 Aug 2017

Coalition partners extend support to BJP candidates in Panaji & Valpoi

The alliance partners in the Bharatiya Janata Party led coalition government, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and the 3 independents have extended their support to the BJP candidates for the by-polls scheduled on 23rd August.

18 Aug 2017

No fascist tendencies in Goa government: Vijai

Goa Forward leaders have reiterated their support to BJP candidate in Panaji Manohar Parrikar in the bye election.

18 Aug 2017

Political intervention in Drug matters should not be entertained by Police: Babu Azgaonkar

Tourism Minister Babu Azgaonkar has praised the Goa Police for their efforts on curbing the menace of narcotics and drug sale in Goa.

18 Aug 2017

Judicial inquiry only way to curb drugs: Mikky

Former Tourism minister Francis Xavier Pacheco demanded a judicial inquiry into the drug trade on Friday.

16 Aug 2017

Michael-Joseph war springs up again in Calangute

Former Calangute sarpanch Joseph Sequeira on Wednesday accused the local MLA Michael Lobo of shielding drug trade in his constituency, a charge denied by the MLA.

16 Aug 2017

Govt sub-contracts are awarded to BJP & RSS cadres: Shantaram

President of Goa Pradesh Congress CommitteeShantaram Naik has alleged that sub-contracts of government projects are mainly awarded to RSS and BJP cadres.

14 Aug 2017

Is Michael shielding the Police having nexus? Make their names public: Congress

Congress has questioned why Calangute MLA Michael Lobo is not making the names of Police officials allegedly involved in nexus with criminals public.

14 Aug 2017

Parrikar despite being an IIT behaves like an ITI: Shantaram Naik

GPCC President Shantaram Naik has said that despite being an IITan, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar behaves like an ITI diploma holder.

13 Aug 2017

Democracy in danger, being reduced to 'elections only democracy': Guha

Noted historian and biographer Dr Ramchandra Guha has said that democracy in India is in danger of being reduced to elections only democracy.

13 Aug 2017

Ravi expert in spreading rumours, Vishwajit will win with historic margin: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party has alleged that Ponda MLA Ravi Naik is an expert in spreading false propaganda.

13 Aug 2017

Vishwajeet facing tough time in Usgao, thanks to Ravi

Vishwajit may have a tough time in the Valpoi by-poll this time, at least in the Usgao segment of the constituency.

12 Aug 2017

Lucky Seven still at Miramar, CM says ‘the vessel is damaged’

The question still remains unanswered while the wait for removal of Casino vessel from Miramar still continues.

12 Aug 2017

Reginaldo alleges CM destroying banks in state

Kudtari MLA Alex Reginaldo Lourenco has alleged that Chief Minister Parrikar is interfering in the affair of the Goa state cooperative bank even though it is financially weak.

12 Aug 2017

Parrikar has neglected basic issues of Panaji for last 23 years: Adv. Yatish Naik

Congress has criticized Panaji BJP candidate Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and has alleged that Parrikar has failed as a MLA of Panaji.

12 Aug 2017

Panaji battle turns into Parrikar-Velingkar fight

Who has played immoral? Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar? Or his political Guru RSS leader Subhash Velingkar? And why the Congress couldn’t find a Ponjekar candidate? This was debated hotly at the Rannmalem debate of Goa365.

11 Aug 2017

Madkaikar now comes down to 90% work of LED street lights by Chovoth

Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar had assured the Assembly that whole Goa would get LED street lights before Chovoth.

11 Aug 2017

Sr. Rane's priority is his son, not the party: Vishwajit Rane

BJP Valpoi candidate Vishwajit Rane has praised senior Congressman his father Pratapsingh Rane for his developmental works in Sattari and said his father will always support him and not the Congress.

10 Aug 2017

Girish mobilises support of anti-Parrikar people in Panaji

Congress candidate of Panaji Girish Chodankar has started mobilizing support of varied group of people who are against chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

10 Aug 2017

Balli panchayat issues notices to gadde, but not ‘Forest’ gaddo

Balli panchayat has issued an evacuation notice to the small gadda owners on the Balli Highway junction.

09 Aug 2017

Consensus candidate against Parrikar non starter, admits BBSM

The plan for a consensus candidate to contest against sitting Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has died a natural death.

09 Aug 2017

BJP connived with British during freedom struggle: Shantaram

The Congress charged that the Bharatiya Janata Party had always connived with the British during the independence movement.

09 Aug 2017

Congress, BJP, Ind file nominations for Calangute ZP by-poll

Three candidates filed their nomination papers for Zilla Panchayat bye election from Calangute constituency on Tuesday.

08 Aug 2017

Mahila Congress, students demand waiving of GST on sanitary napkins

Congress’smahilawing, students want 12% GST on sanitary napkins reduced. Mahila Congress President Pratima Coutinho said that sanitary napkins were a necessity for women and GST needs to be removed from such products.

07 Aug 2017

Two nominations for Nuven and Curtori ZP by-election

Two candidates have filed their nominations for the Nuvem and Curtori Zilla Panchayat By-elections on Monday.

07 Aug 2017

Luizinho says each one should grow one or two plants, save the earth

Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro has appealed to the locals to plant more and more trees in their vicinity.

05 Aug 2017

Resign as CM, MP; let us fight on a level playing field: Girish

The Congress Panaji candidate Girish Chodankar called on his BJP opponent, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, to resign and contest against him as an aam aadmi.

04 Aug 2017

I may not be, but Panaji powerful enough to defeat Parrikar: Girish

Panaji Congress candidate Girish Chodankar seems to work on emotions while admitting the factual position.

03 Aug 2017

Advantage Congress, AAP not to contest in Panaji & Valpoi

The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to not contest in the by polls scheduled on 23rd of this month in Valpoi and Panaji.

03 Aug 2017

Cong using ‘caste’ card in Panaji, ‘family’ card in Valpoi: Trajano

Goa Forward has alleged that the Congress party is trying to play the caste card in Panaji and Valpoi by-polls.

02 Aug 2017

Mhadei: CM refuses to reveal legal strategy, vows to work in Goa's interest

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured the house that his government will work for the interest of the state on the issue of dispute over Mhadei River.

02 Aug 2017

Girish (Cong) & Shirodkar (GSM) to fight Parrikar in Panaji

Finally the official announcements from the opposition camps were done on Wednesday.

02 Aug 2017

Babush factor will increase the margin, my victory was certain: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is not willing to give total credit to Babush Monseratte for his predicted victory.

01 Aug 2017

Vishwajit files nomination for By-polls from Valpoi

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane filed his nomination for the Valpoi by polls on Tuesday. He is likely to face Congress’s Roy Naik in the elections slated for August 23.

01 Aug 2017

Parrikar expects to get elected unopposed from Panaji

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expecting to get elected unopposed from Panaji.

31 Jul 2017

Cong will form Govt if Roy elected from Valpoi: Ravi

The Congress has not yet declared its Valpoi candidate. But Ponda MLA Ravi Naik has already started public meetings with his son Roy as the candidate.

31 Jul 2017

Income Affidavit a must for Griha Adhar from 1 Oct

From 1st of October, Goan housewives will have to file income affidavits for availing Griha Adhar Scheme

31 Jul 2017

No mutual settlement on Mhadei: Palayekar

WRDMinister Vinod Palayekar hasonce again ruled out any out of court settlement on Mhadei issue.

31 Jul 2017

Yet another jolt for Congress, Ashok Naik refuses to contest

Former mayor Ashok Naik took back his candidature as Congress candidate to fight against the chief minister Manohar Parrikar in Panjim giving the second shock in three days to the grand old party.

29 Jul 2017

My own people, my own BJP govt tried to finish me ‘politically’: Tawadkar

Former Minister and Cancon MLA Ramesh Tawadkar has blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party government for dragging his name in various criminal cases.

28 Jul 2017

Panchayat secretaries corrupt practices to come under vigilance scanner, promises govt

The Goa Panchayati Act will be amended, the file to ensure the primacy of the State Election Commission in panchayat elections

28 Jul 2017

More Doctors, Nurses for Hospicio soon: Vishwajeet

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane has assured to provide more doctors, nurses, important equipment and hygienic facilities at the Hospicio hospital in Madgao.

27 Jul 2017

Goa can’t get 24x7 power supply, unless….

Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar said that Goa cannot get 24x7 power supply merely by improving basic internal infrastructure.

27 Jul 2017

Panaji-Valpoi by-polls 2 days before Chovoth, Surendra Desai may fight Parrikar

Goa’s by-elections are announced. Two days before Ganpati arrives in people’s houses, the voters would decide who arrive in the Assembly from Panaji and Valpoi.

27 Jul 2017

Dy Collector to face music if land partition not disposed in 90 days

The government would take action against the deputy collector if he does not resolve the issue of land partition within 90 days, or 3 months.

26 Jul 2017

No expansion of Vasco coal import till Zero pollution achieved: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured not to give permission to the expansion plan of importing coal at Vasco harbor,

26 Jul 2017

Tendulkar’s congratulation turns murky in the Assembly

The motion congratulating newly elected Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar turned murky with Goa Forward minister Vijai Sardesai making it political.

26 Jul 2017

NIT project delayed despite govt possessing land : UGDP president

UGDP president Dr Jorson Fernandes says NIT project is delayed for over five years despite there being land in government possession.

25 Jul 2017

Recruitment ban lifted on those who had answered written exams

There is a good news for those who had answered written examination for government recruitment.

25 Jul 2017

Civil Aviation ministry assures in writing that Dabolim airport would continue

The civil aviation ministry has given a written assurance that Dabolim airport would continue to function even after Mopa airport becomes functional.

25 Jul 2017

New financial assistance scheme for maintaining old cows in 4 months: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced in the assembly that the Government will formulate a new policy to give financial assistance to the dairy farmers for maintenance of old cows.

25 Jul 2017

Babush joins Goa Forward, to support Parrikar in Panaji

There is a big big news. Babush Monseratte has joined Goa Forward.

24 Jul 2017

CM assures to leave space for locals to go to Galgibag-Talpon ‘turtle’ beaches

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has agreed to leave some space for the locals to go to Galgibag and Talponbeaces.

24 Jul 2017

BJP MLA Carlos wants major share of Octroi for Vasco, Govt non-committal

Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida has demanded at least half of the revenue collected from the octroi duty in one Mormugao taluka.

22 Jul 2017

Goans come together for peace & unity, blast the Govt

Goa finally witnessed first ever inter-religious meet after the controversy over beef ban as well as incidents of desecration, which had threatened Goa’s social fabric of communal harmony.

22 Jul 2017

BJP Govt playing fraud on Goan youth in the name of Mopa: GFDO

The anti-Mopa organization has alleged that the BJP-led government is flouting its own Concessionaire Agreement and playing a fraud on Goan youth who are promised jobs at the proposed Mopa airport.

21 Jul 2017

Goa richest state in India, spending 10 Cr per day on development: CM

Goa is the richest state in India today with highest per capita income.

21 Jul 2017

Vinay is the new RS MP, Churchill votes for the BJP

As expected, Goa’s BJPPresident Vinay Tendulkar won the lone Rajya Sabha Seat ofGoa by six votes.

21 Jul 2017

Vishwajeet to widen scope for nurses' recruitment; to curtail nurses going on long leave

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said that recruitment of nurses was done as per RR rules and most of those recruited were Goans except in the cardiology department.

21 Jul 2017

All Goa roads to have LED street lights by Chovoth

The Power Minister has promised to complete installation of LED lights all over the state by Ganesh Chaturthi.

21 Jul 2017

Won't shut down Govt primary schools, let Pvt highschools 'parent' them

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured that not a single primary school in the state will be closed down if there is no other school in its vicinity within the radius of 1 km.

20 Jul 2017

Cong cross-votes for Kovind, emergency meet called

Ram Nath Kovind is elected the 14th President of India. And in Goa, he became an opportunity for some Congressmen to do cross-voting.

19 Jul 2017

CM amends order, allows Govt officers to visit MLAs’ house-offices

Finally, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar bowed down and allowed the government officers to visit MLAs’ offices, attached to their houses.

19 Jul 2017

Ravi’s Roy to cross swords with Vishwajeet in Valpoi

It’s final, though not official. Ponda MLA Ravi Naik’s son Roy will be the Congress candidate for Valpoi by-election, against BJP minister Vishwajeet Rane.

19 Jul 2017

Israelis brainwashed Francis about trapped souls; Saddam, Bin Laden are his role models

Francis Pereira has confessed that Israeli jail mates at Aguada jail brainwashed him that souls are trapped in religious symbols and they need to be released.

18 Jul 2017

“Giving the same old prestige back to Congressman is my motive”: Shantaram

GPCC Chief Shantaram Naik is aiming to restore back the old glory and prestige of Congress in the state.

18 Jul 2017

Michael & Joseph to now battle in the court; over elections

Calangute MLAMichael Lobo has criticized his arch rival Joseph Sequeira of creating hurdles in his functioning as the MLA as well as for his panchayat council.

18 Jul 2017

Rane wants roadside shrines to be removed, Churchill wants ‘Dabolim’

The issue of desecration of roadside religious shrines has been haunting the state for over a decade now.

17 Jul 2017

Savio Almeida elected Sarpanch of Anjuna Caisuva Panchayat

Former Sarpanch of Anjuna Caisuva Savio Almeida has been re elected as Sarpanch of the village.

16 Jul 2017

Tourism Min Babu warns of legal action against grounded vessel, Cong demands inquiry

The grounded vessel of the Casino MV Lucky Seven is likely inviting a potential danger. It can totally destroy the Miramar beach, which is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the capital city.

16 Jul 2017

Francis demonstrates to police ‘how’ he carried out the acts; Vijai slams those who doubt the Police

The South Goa Police have started the onsite investigations with Francis Pereira the accused of desecrations and vandalizing religious shrines and cemetery.

15 Jul 2017

Churchill attends meet with Kovind, but doesn’t assure vote

Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Alliance Ram Nath Kovind met Goa’s MLAs and ministers to seek their votes for his election on Saturday.

15 Jul 2017

Sanatan demands public apology for suspecting them of desecrations

Many organisations were suspecting Hindu organisations behind desecrations of religious shrines.

14 Jul 2017

Vijai wants to block 6th casino, Girish calls them ‘front’ of 5 casinos

Congress leader Girish Chodankar has made a serious allegation against those who are opposing the entry of sixth casino in river Mandovi.

13 Jul 2017

Goans do not want casinos; casino lobby controls government

AICC Secretary Girish Chodankar has said that the people of Goa do not want casinos. They had supported the stand taken by Congress party during assembly election to close down casinos in Goa.

13 Jul 2017

Probe CMs & Sudin, demands AAP, approaching Lokayukta in CDM bribe case

The Aam Aadmi Party has demanded that Chief Minister should surrender home ministry and face a probe in the CDM Smith bribery case.

13 Jul 2017

Hema plans peace rally over desecrations, Vijai wants to rebuild Crosses

Peace loving Goans are fuming over increasing incidents of desecrations of religious shrines. Veteran Goan singer Hema Sardesai has now taken a lead to hold a peace rally in Madgao on Sunday along with concerned citizens.

12 Jul 2017

Vijai wants all casinos out of Mandovi, but right now No Entry to 6th casino

Goa Forward Party wants all casinos out of Mandovi. In principle.

12 Jul 2017

Mauvin moots common cadre for panchayats, few oppose

Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho has once again mooted the idea of forming common cadre of panchayat workers.

12 Jul 2017

Please bear little power tariff hike for 3 months: Madkaikar

Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has appealed to Goans to bear a little hike in power tariff, but only for three months.

12 Jul 2017

Pratima to come on roads to get 20 seats for women in Congress

Newly appointed Goa Congress Mahila President Pratima Coutinho has threatened to come on the roads to get 20 tickets of Goa Assembly for women.

12 Jul 2017

AAP protests over the bad condition of roads in Kudchade

Aam Aadmi party volunteers protested against the bad condition of roads in Kudchade. The volunteers came near Ambedkar Circle to register their protest.

12 Jul 2017

NCP questions police over failure to detect desecration culprits

The Nationalist Congress Party handed over a memorandum to Director General of Police Dr Muktesh Chander in Panaji on Wednesday.

11 Jul 2017

Withdraw amendment to Tenancy Act, says Kul Mundkar Sangarsh Samiti

Kul Mundkar Sangarsh Samiti has called for withdrawal of Amendment to the Tenancy Act Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco has assured to raise the issue in the legislative assembly.

11 Jul 2017

Goa police better than CBI to probe desecration cases: Vijai

Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo had demanded a CBI probe into the rising incidents of desecration of religious shrines and graves in the cemetery

11 Jul 2017

Cong & BJP Presidents to cross swords for RS seat

An interesting election for Goa’s sole Rajya Sabha seat this time. It would be a battle between the presidents of two major political parties

11 Jul 2017

BJP Yuva morcha felicitates students and artists

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva morcha felicitated the students and the artists who have excelled in their field on Monday.

11 Jul 2017

Girish alleges Veg Scam, holds CM responsible

AICC secretary Girish Chodankar has demanded an inquiry into the functioning of the Goa State Horticulture Corporation.

10 Jul 2017

Tito Cardozo elected unopposed as the new VC of MMC

New elected Vice Chairperson of Madgao Municipal Council Tito Cardozo has promised that he will solve the market issue of Madgao as soon as possible.

09 Jul 2017

Congress interested in ‘political instability’ in the state, Goa Forward isn’t!: Vijai

Goa Forward Minister Vijai Sardesai has made it clear that his party Goa Forward will not join hands with Congress to topple the Bharatiya Janata Party led coalition Government.

08 Jul 2017

'Minority Vote' postpones Anjuna Sarpanch election

Goa elected all the sarpanchas by majority. But a government official postponed elections of Sarpanch and deputy Sarpanch by minority, not majority. Yes, in Anjuna in Bardez.

08 Jul 2017

Khalap's Mandrem college gets Govt notice despite HC order

Senior Congress leader and chairman of the society running Mandrem College Ramakant Khalap has expressed shock over the show cause notice issued to the college by the Higher Education Directorate.

08 Jul 2017

Govt toppling not my priority: Shantaram

New Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Shantaram Naik made it very clear that his priority was not toppling the present BJP led government but building the party up.

08 Jul 2017

Mickky blames the Congress and ‘our people’ for desecration

Former Nuvem MLA Mickky Pacheco has accused the Congress of setting a ploy to desecrate the Crosses by employing our ‘own people’.

08 Jul 2017

MGP may contest LS poll against BJP, but not by-polls & Rajya Sabha

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party may not go with their senior partner in the next Lok Sabha election. It may contest against the BJP.

07 Jul 2017

Robber doesn't announce that he would rob: Churchill on Govt toppling

NCP’s Benaullim MLA Churchill Alemao has dismissed as mere rumour the news that the Congress party is getting ready to from the next government in the state.

07 Jul 2017

BBSM dharnas reach Panaji, criticizes MGP for backstabbing

The Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch staged a dharna at the KTC bus stand in Panaji on Friday.

07 Jul 2017

Calling BJP-led Govt a ‘midnight dacoity’, Shantaram vows to get the treasure back

Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik has finally been appointed the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President.

07 Jul 2017

Cong wants CBI inquiry into crosses, temple desecration

Congress leader and Quepem MLA Babu Kavlekar has demanded that the cross and temple desecration case be handed over to the CBI.

06 Jul 2017

New Govt would be Cong-controlled, without compromises: Girish

Congress has said they are desperate to topple the existing government, but not desperate to form an alternate government.

06 Jul 2017

Why 6th casino? Approach Supreme Court, Cong urges the Govt

Congress is planning to stall the entry of a sixth casino in river Mandovi by filing an intervention application in the court.

06 Jul 2017

Shantaram all set to take over as interim GPCC chief

Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik is all set to take over as the new president of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, but as interim arrangement. Congress is going for organizational elections very soon.

05 Jul 2017

Tendulkar BJP’s RS candidate, claim coalition partners’ consent

Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has officially decided to field its GoaPresident Vinay Tendulkar as Rajya Sabha candidate. The BJP also claims that they have sought consent of their coalition partners for his candidature.

04 Jul 2017

Girish accuses BJP leaders as bunch of liars

AICC General Secretary Girish Chodankar has termed BJP leaders as a bunch of liars from national president to the state president.

04 Jul 2017

CM asks for Google mapping to nab desecration culprits

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured that stricter surveillance will be put in place against the acts of desecration of religious shrines across Salcette.

04 Jul 2017

Cong accepts Faleiro’s resignation, 3 names under consideration

The Congress high command has finally accepted the resignation of Luizinho Faleiro as the President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee.

04 Jul 2017

BJP’s RS candidate by Wed, portfolios after session: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will announce the BJP candidate of Rajya Sabha on Wendesday before he leaves for USA

03 Jul 2017

Amit Shah airport meet was spontaneous, not pre-planned: BJP

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has come out with a justification that it had not organised any function of party president Amit Shah at the Dabolim airport, but it was a spontaneous function.

03 Jul 2017

Cong activists gherao Airport Director, Dir assures action and Police complaint

Director of the Airport Authority of India at the Dabolim Airport has given assurance to the Congress activists that his office will check with the legalities of the public meeting that was held at the airport premises on Saturday and has told them he will file a police complaint if required.

02 Jul 2017

Betki Khandola Panchayat polls results lead to 'Cofusao'!

Confusion prevailed over the results of Betki Khandola panchayat results, as local MLA and Minister Govind Gaude posed with six elected panch members in the morning after the panchayat results were announced, but by evening former Priol MLA Deepak Dhavalikar claimed that these 6 are his people and belonged to panel backed by the MGP.

02 Jul 2017

Panchayat elections give mixed results

The results of 99 wards of 11 panchayats were declared on Sunday.

01 Jul 2017

20% less vote in the second phase of panchayat polls

The second phase of panchayat elections of 15 reserved wards recorded almost 20 per cent less voting on Saturday than the first phase of 80% on 11th June.

01 Jul 2017

GST second event after Independence: Amit Shah

National president of Bharatiya Janata Party Amit Shah has said the rolling out of GST is the greatest event after independence.

30 Jun 2017

Dear young, be a voter, enroll from 1 to 31 July

The Election Commission of India does not want to leave behind a single voter. It has thus organized a special drive to enroll new voters between 18 to 21 years.

30 Jun 2017

Congress gives govt 8-day ultimatum to repair, clean Mapusa bus stand

Congress has given an eight day ultimatum to the BJP led government to repair Mapusa Bus stand’s potholed roads, clean garbage strewn all over and improve the facilities within the premises.

29 Jun 2017

Citizen service centres in both the districts by mid-August

The government has decided to start citizen service centres in both North and South Goa collectorates by mid-August. It would cater to the people who are not comfortable with online services.

29 Jun 2017

Shortage of personnel at Cuncolim police station hampers work

Cuncolim police station covers three constituencies but lacks suffice manpower. This hampers work of police.

29 Jun 2017

Goa Govt appoints KPMG as consultant to review 27 IPB Projects

The Manohar Parrikar government has finally decided to review total 27 projects which came up before the Investment Promotion Board.

28 Jun 2017

Salcete didn’t vote for BJP, but my Govt won’t neglect it: Parrikar

Salcete did not vote for the BJP, but still it would not be neglected in developmental work. This is what chief minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

28 Jun 2017

Madkaikar takes a U-turn, welcomes Baingini garbage treatment plant

Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has welcomed a garbage treatment plant at Baingini.

28 Jun 2017

Gadkari promoting Konkan tourism by concretising Goa: Ravi

Ponda MLA Ravi Naik has accused BJP’s union minister Nitin Gadkari of converting Goa into a concrete jungle so that tourism in Konkan could prosper.

27 Jun 2017

Goa Against Coal threatens agitation, objects to Gadkari’s statement

Goa Against Coal has threatened to come on roads and even approach the Green Tribunal of coal transport of Vasco is not stopped immediately.

27 Jun 2017

I am ready to take the responsibility, let the high command decide: Shantaram

Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik says he is ready to take up responsibility as the head of Pradesh congress committee provided the high command permits.

26 Jun 2017

Govt won’t go harsh on GST: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has told Goans not to worry about the implementation of the Goods and ServicesTax.

26 Jun 2017

Mining scam to CBI only after police report on the scam: CM

Goa government has not decided on handing over the mining scam to the CBI.

24 Jun 2017

Will Luizinho resignation pave way for Parrikar toppling?

Luizinho Faleiro has resigned once again as the President of Goa Congress. Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik is being almost finalised to take over.

24 Jun 2017

I have resigned; form the Government: Luizinho

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Luizinho Faleiro has indirectly challenged the Congress leaders to form an alternate government by resigning as the PCC President.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cong & NCP oppose expansion of coal transportation by MPT

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Alina demands for special status

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

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

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.

13 Nov 2016

Cong MLA Madkaikar hobnobs with BJP at PM’s Meet

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

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.

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.