Irshad Shaikh

17 Jul 2018

Demand from All: Check for formalin before fish trucks enter Goa border

The Formalin fiasco has not just hampered the fish business overall but has taken away the main chunk of our staple meal.

17 Jul 2018

90% fish market deserted, Goenkar hunts for ‘foddfoddit’ fish

The issue of Formalin has hit the Goan fisherfolk severely. Almost 90 per cent customers have preferred to stay away from the fish markets. In Madgao, Panaji and even elsewhere.

16 Jul 2018

Formalin issue becomes political, Goans still left high & dry

Was there formalin content in the fish when Margao market was raided on Thursday morning? Well, FDA is still struggling to make that clear but now the issue has become political.

15 Jul 2018

Goencho Awaaz opposes TDR under TCP Act

Goencho Awaaz has opposed the concept of transferable development rights. The organization says it is a criminal attack on Goa.

14 Jul 2018

IT policy aims to cut down red tapism, promote innovation: CM Parrikar

At Goa IT Day, Chief Minister Manohar said IT policy aims to bring down the bureaucratic red-tapism and also it would go a long way in making the state digitally-empowered.

14 Jul 2018

Janardhan complains against Sidharth; Pratima responds to summons

Secretary of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Janardhan Bhandari has lodged a police complaint against chairman of EDC Sidharth Kuncolienker for posting false messages on social media over the fees of Congress spokesperson Siddanath Buyao.

13 Jul 2018

Shiv Sena opposes parole of Mahanand

The Shiv Sena on Friday submitted a memorandum to the Inspector General of Prison in Panaji. They have opposed to the release of Mahanand Naik who has been released on parole for 21 days.

13 Jul 2018

Panaji new market in dark, vendors say no business

No power supply at the Panaji new Market has left the market and the vendors in dark. Some Vendors claim that they don’t have a business while some vendors and consumers have even fallen down and even injured.

11 Jul 2018

Complainant oppose parole to serial killer Mahananda Naik

Complainant in serial killer Mahananda Naik case has expressed her fear after the reports that he may soon be out of parole. As per reports, he will be out on 21 day parole. He is accused of killing around 15 women after befriending them.

11 Jul 2018

Congress demands Sudin’s resignation

The Congress party has demanded PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar’s resignation over his inefficiency to fix the roads and solve drinking water issue in the state.

04 Jul 2018

AAP in Goa hails SC verdict in favour of Delhi govt

Aam Aadmi Party in Goa has hailed the judgment of the Supreme Court in favour of Delhi government and said it is a slap on the face of the Union government.

29 Jun 2018

BJP raking emergency to cover up failure: Congress

The Congress party in Goa has counter-attacked BJP for raking up 1975 Emergency after 42 years. Terming BJP’s tenure at the Centre a massive failure, Congress says BJP is pulling off such stunts to cover its inabilities.

28 Jun 2018

Mines dept lock-up case: Claude seeks anticipatory bail

Goa Foundations Claude Alvares and Rahul Basu have filed for an anticipatory bail. Both are accused of damaging government property.

27 Jun 2018

Azossim: Builder defends itself against Panchayat allegations

The battle over the dumping of debris in communidade land at Azossim has heated up. After allegations by the Azossim Mandur panchayat against a local builder Gera, the builder has now refuted all allegations.

26 Jun 2018

Call Michael,Francis; grill them about drugs, sex rackets: Cong

BJP heavyweights Michael Lobo and Francis D’ Souza have been going at each other hammer and tongs.

26 Jun 2018

Reduce road rumblers height on highways: Savera

NGO Savera has alleged that the PWD has installed rumblers on a highway are higher than the specified height of between 15 mm and 25 mm.

25 Jun 2018

2nd Goa Environmental Film is here

The Entertainment Society of Goa has announced 2nd Goa Environmental Film Festival 2018.

22 Jun 2018

India needs to work hard, improve football to qualify WC: Bhutia

India needs to work hard and improve its quality of football of it wants to play at the World Cup, says ace footballer and former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia.

22 Jun 2018

Azossim panchayat threatens to file case against the builder

Azossim –Mandur panchayat has threatened to file a writ petition in the High Court against a builder who has dumped debris from his construction site in the village.

21 Jun 2018

CCP wakes up, gives 4 weeks deadline to Maharaja Casino

After much of pressure from the opposition, the city corporation of Panaji has finally seemed to have woken up.

21 Jun 2018

CCP Fraud: Offices raided for 2nd continuous day

Police on Thursday continued the raids the offices of the Corporation of the City of Panaji as part of the investigation in the fraud complaint against CCP corporate Uday Madkaikar and Geeta Madkaikar.

20 Jun 2018

GSM plans expansion programme

With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, Goa Suraksha Manch eyes at increasing its base in both districts of the state.

18 Jun 2018

GMC doc on 3-month visit to U.S, Tara wants a probe

NGO Savera has criticized the Goa Medical College for allowing a heart specialist to remain in the United States with the Goa chief minister for three months.

18 Jun 2018

GMC doc on 3-month visit to US, Tara wants a probe

NGO Savera has criticized the Goa Medical College for allowing a heart specialist to remain in the United States with the Goa chief minister for three months.

14 Jun 2018

Primary Education: Diocesan schools should switch to Konknni, Marathi, feels Eduardo

Former union minister and Congress leader Eduardo Faleiro batting for primary education in Konkani and Marathi languages called upon the Church run Diocesan Society of Education to switch over from English medium to a local language.

12 Jun 2018

Mum-Goa highway to be ready by March: Gadkari assures

The Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that they were trying to complete the Mumbai - Goa highway including the new Zuari bridge by March end.

11 Jun 2018

Goa Congress pays homage to late leader Shantaram Naik

Goa Pradesh Congress Party gathered to pay homage to late party-man Shantaram Naik.

07 Jun 2018

National Games delay: Cong wants sports minister’s head

Congress party has asked Sports Minister Babu Azgaokar to resign for failing to organise the 36th National Games in the state as scheduled.

07 Jun 2018

Reis Magos gang-rape: Pilerne forum demands action against police

Pilerne Citizens Forum has demanded action against Porvorim police station for mishandling and trying to hushup the Reis Magos gang-rape case.

06 Jun 2018

Mandur sarpanch denies assault on activist

Azzosim-Mandur sarpanch Ajit Bacal denied that he assaulted activist Rama Kankonkar.

05 Jun 2018

Recruitment of people on temporary basis stopped: Revenue Minister

Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte said that the proposed recruitment of more persons on temporary basis has been stopped.

05 Jun 2018

Use of plastics needs to be rethought: DMA director

It is time to avoid items of plastics in every day use.

03 Jun 2018

Does Brahminical tendency dominate while selecting HC judges?

Goa’s lawyers have made a major allegation while discussing independent high court for Goa. According to them, most of the legal luminaries promoted as high court judges belong to the upper caste.

31 May 2018

Lawyers divided on Goa having independent high court

Should Goa have an independent high court? Well, the lawyers’ community itself is divided over this issue. And some senior journalists have also raised serious concerns.

30 May 2018

31st Statehood day celebrated

The 31st statehood day was celebrated at the Goa Assembly complex in Porvorim on Wednesday. Former and present legislators, Speaker and Ministers attended the function.

29 May 2018

Innocent waiter thrashed at Thirsty Bear for error in cashless transaction

Two young boys assaulted a waiter at a Thirsty Bear restaurant in Bambolim, adjacent to the national highway.

29 May 2018

Monsoons in Goa before June 6th: MET

Monsoon may arrive in Goa before 6 June, since it has already arrived three days in advance in Kerala. And it may rain in Goa also on Wednesday.

26 May 2018

As BJP at Centre turns 4, Congress holds multiple yatras

As BJP celebrated 4 years of being in power at the Centre, Goa Congress try to seize a day by carrying out multiple rallies in the state as part of their Jana Gana Mana Naman Tuka Goykara campaign.

26 May 2018

Goans protest against the brutal killings in Tuticorin

Concerned citizens of Goa protested against the brutal killings of twelve protestors of the anti- Sterlite agitation by police in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district.

25 May 2018

Police raid a slaughterhouse: But was it illegal?

At least 400 kg of meat was seized by police from a slaughterhouse at Nagzarwada in Bicholim, on the charge that it’s illegal. But meat traders association says it was a legal import from neighbouring state.

25 May 2018

Panaji to get smart surveillance system

Panaji is going to take another step towards attaining the Smart City status.

25 May 2018

’Business Beyond Borders’ to encourage export market

"Think big and think beyond. Then the entire system will come forward and help you in this. Get on to the journey at the earliest and as soon as possible."

25 May 2018

’Business Beyond Borders’ held on Tuesday

Think big and think beyond. Then the entire system will come forward and help you in this. Get on to the journey at the earliest and as soon as possible.

23 May 2018

Petrol @ $72: Time to opt for bicycles?

Once a state with the lowest fuel price, now Goa reels with the steep petrol price hike. The current rate of petrol stands at Rs 72.

22 May 2018

New Konkani comedy film ‘O La La’ hitting the screen on Sun

A new Konkani film, O La La, a comedy thriller is hitting the silver screen on this Sunday, the 27th of May in Madgao.

22 May 2018

National Award winning Film Fest from 25th May

Goans will get one more big opportunity this year. A Film Festival of National Award winning films. From 25th May to 7th of June.

21 May 2018

Girish appeals youth to join Cong, Old Goa’s Ind candidate joins

new Congress president Girish Chodankar has appealed to all the youth to join Congress and fight the frustration they are going through.

21 May 2018

Girish appeals youth to join Cong, Old Goa’s Ind candidate joins

Goa’s new Congress president Girish Chodankar has appealed to all the youth to join Congress and fight the frustration they are going through.

19 May 2018

MGP-GF dismiss supporting Cong Govt, challenge to defeat Parrikar in Assembly

Congress in Goa claims they can form the government if Governor invites them. But neither MGP nor Goa Forward is prepared to go with them.

19 May 2018

Accupressure therapy camp on 19 May

A Acupressure therapy camp will be held on 19 and 20 of May at Institute de Piedade, Panaji.

18 May 2018

Balotsav organized at Bal Bhavan

Social Welfare Minister Pundurang Madkaikar said that every child is born with some talent or the other.

17 May 2018

Inter-media football semi's on Friday

The day 2 of inter media football tournament saw lots of excitement and tension including one game that was decided on a toss.

15 May 2018

Special program for govt employees on Revolution Day

On Goa Revolution Day, the Sarkari Karmachari Saunskruti Manch Goa will be organizing various programs and competition for government employees.

14 May 2018

Cong questions Shah’s silence on Mhadei

The Congress party on Monday questioned BJP national president Amit Shah’s silence on Mhadei issue during BJP Karyakarta Sammelan on Sunday.

14 May 2018

Nursing is not a profession, it is a mission: governor

International Nurses’ Day was organized by Trained Nurses Association of India Goa Branch at Kala Academy on Monday.

13 May 2018

I’ll be back soon: Parrikar from US

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar sent a video message from the United States where he is under treatment.

13 May 2018

Congress demands new CM, gives ultimatum to Shah

Congress party in Goa has been on the offensive whole last week. Ahead of BJP National President Amit Shah visit, the party staged protests over alleged constitutional crisis.

09 May 2018

Create awareness for students about cyber crimes: Savera

NGO Savera wants Goa police to conduct programmes at educational institutions to create awareness about cyber crimes. Savera is of the opinion that such awareness workshops will help students avoid pitfalls.

09 May 2018

Hunger strike against PDAs begins, activists set 7 days deadline

It looks as if Wednesday is a day of hunger strikes. One major was in the capital, while another one in Vasco. In the capital, NGO Goemkars against PDA has begun their chain hunger strike at the Azad Maidan, Panaji.

08 May 2018

Marathi actors say ‘Juze’ is exemplary, a must watch

Goans throng to watch Marathi films and say that Marathi films are far better than Konkani films. But here are two top actors of Marathi films, who extended their stay in Goa only to watch Juze, the Konkani film.

08 May 2018

Marathi actors say ‘Juze’ is exemplary, a must watch

Goans throng to watch Marathi films and say that Marathi films are far better than Konkani films.

07 May 2018

Sena attacks BJP’s double standards on Mhadei, Vijai says won’t compromise

Goa Forward supremo and government ally Vijai Sardesai said that there no question on compromise on Mhadei and Goa’s interests on that issue.

07 May 2018

Govt, Bishop on samepage vis a vis Heritage adoption

The government and Catholic religious leaders on Monday decided to accept the ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ being mooted by the Centre.

06 May 2018

Festival of Mankurad Mangoes!

Goan mangoes are famous all over the world for the taste they have. Curtorim MLA Alex Reginaldo Lourenco says our younger generation needs to know about the history and evolution of mangoes. Hence the Mancurad mango festival.

06 May 2018

PM’s statement on Mhadei is insult to judiciary: Congress

Congress Goa Chief Girish Chodankar also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his statement on Mhadei during an election rally on Saturday.

06 May 2018

Monument Row: Congress shows ‘proof’, did Vijai, Babu lie?

GPCC Chief Girish Chodankar has dropped a bombshell that destroys the claims made by two Goa Ministers Babu Azgaonkar & Vijai Sardessai that they were kept in the dark about Centre’s ‘Adopt the heritage’ scheme.

04 May 2018

Girish takes charge as Goa Congress president

AICC secretary and Goa desk incharge A Chellakumar tore into the BJP led government at the Centre alleging that the misrule and non-governance of BJP governments at both state and centre there are a lot of public issues and challenges.

03 May 2018

9th Goa Film Festival 2018 Kickstarts

The 9th Goa State Film Festival 2018 was inaugurated on Thursday at Inox Screen 1. 10 Feature Films will be screened during the film festival.

03 May 2018

Criticism on Church is BJP’s diversionary tactic: AAP

AAP has accused the BJP of trying to divert public attention from the real issues by blaming the Church for land conversions.

03 May 2018

GAP issues ultimatum to TCP Minister to denotify PDAs

Goenkars against PDAs has given an ultimatum to the TCP Minister to denotify the PDAs in writing by the 9th of this month. Or else they have threatened to start a chain hunger strike.

02 May 2018

Girish supports auction of mines & scrapping RP21 prepared by Cong

Newly appointed Congress President of Goa Girish Chodankar has clearly stated that his party will strongly support the Supreme Court order on mining as per the MMDR Act and not continuing the existing lease holders.

02 May 2018

‘Juze’ to be released in 7 theatres of Goa from 4 May

Internationally acclaimed Konkani film ‘Juze’ will be commercially released on 4th of May in seven theatres all over Goa.

30 Apr 2018

May 1st rally: AITUC to protest against retrenchments by Mining Cos.

This time for the May 1st rally, the All India Trade Union Congress has thrown its weight behind sacked mining workers and unemployed Goans.

14 Apr 2018

Goa government ignored terror alert: Congress

Accusing Goa BJP led government of ignoring the national security, Congress has demanded that the President and the governor must immediately act and dismiss the government.

14 Apr 2018

National Fire Service Day observed

National Fire Service Day was observed by the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services in the Capital city on Saturday.

14 Apr 2018

Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated across Goa

To commemorate the birth anniversary of DR. B. R. Ambedkar, Ambedkar Jayanti was celebrated all over the state.

13 Apr 2018

Fr Bismarque’s body unfit for further autopsy: Reports

Even after 2 years since the mysterious death of Late Father Bismarque, the case still hasn’t been cracked.

12 Apr 2018

SC should review its decision on SC/ST Act: BKM

Bahujan Kranti Morcha organised dharna at Campal on Thursday to protest against the Supreme Court’s decision on the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.

12 Apr 2018

BJP MPs protest, ‘it’s a joke,’ mocks Mahila Congress

As part of nationwide protest programme by BJP parliamentarians three Goa BJP MPs Sripad Naik, Narendra Savoikar and Vinay Tendulkar staged a protest against opposition parties especially Congress for repeated disruption of the budget session of Parliament.

11 Apr 2018

BJP, RSS are fascist organisations: Shantaram

GPCC president Shantaram Naik has said BJP and RSS are fascist organization who have no faith in parliamentary democracy.

11 Apr 2018

Siolkars get agitated as their villager jailed in Dubai for 500 years

Siolikars are up in arms because one of their young villagers – 27 year old Ryan D’Souza, has been sentenced for 500 years by Dubai court.

08 Apr 2018

Poster competition on fire prevention held statewide

As part of National Fire Week, a poster competition for students in two categories: 7 to 10 age group under the theme safe fire, unsafe fire and 11 to 14 age group under the theme fire accidents can be prevented was organized at various places in the state.

06 Apr 2018

Casino lobby decides who should form Govt in Goa: Shantaram

Casino lobby today decides who should form government in Goa, not the mining lobby any more. This is disclosed by Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik.

05 Apr 2018

Speaker backtracks, claims media guidelines was a draft, agrees to modify

Speaker Pramod Sawant has backtracked on the guidelines he had issued to the journalists to cover the Assembly sessions. He now claims that what was uploaded on the official website was only a draft of the guidelines.

03 Apr 2018

Police to remove around 200 abandoned vehicles of Panaji

Traffic police in Panaji have identified around 199 abandoned vehicles in the city.

02 Apr 2018

We have money, apply for loans: SC/OBC Corp

In the view of massive nationwide protests called by several Dalit organisations against the alleged "dilution" of the SCs/STs Act, State SC/ST corporation reached out to masses briefing on various schemes.

29 Mar 2018

Will crack down on exploitation of women in spas: Health Minister

Massages parlours have been in the news on the cross massage and prostitution angles. This exploitation of women and involvement of some of these massage parlours in prostitution has come under the government's lens.

26 Mar 2018

Dhavalikar is dealer, not a leader; Lavoo blasts Family Raj in MGP

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party seems to be in the middle of a major internal fight. General secretary Lavoo Mamledar has alleged that his party president Deepak Dhavalikar is acting like a dealer and not a leader.

24 Mar 2018

‘Announcement on next GPCC Chief in next 10 days’

The Congress party is still tightlipped on the name of next state chief.

24 Mar 2018

'Parental care most important to treat disability'

A professional in the field of deaf-blindness care has stated that parental care is the most important part in their life.

22 Mar 2018

ARZ demands action against local firm hosting online prostitution websites

Is Goa police considering online human trafficking as a potential threat to the society yet?

22 Mar 2018

Panaji City celebrates it's 175th year

On March 22 1843, Panjim which was called ‘Nova Goa’ was raised to the category of a city with all the privileges, prerogatives and liberty, similar to other cities of Portugal.

21 Mar 2018

Are our children safe? Children’s Rights in Goa throws light

Despite there being various acts such POSCO, child abuse still takes place.

16 Mar 2018

Kissan Sabha demands compensation

All India Kissan Sabha has demanded compensation for the farmer whose land has been damaged because of mining.

15 Mar 2018

Should Goa allow Muthalik?

Do you remember Pramod Muthalik? The man who’s banned from entering in Goa. But now there is a fresh appeal to let him enter the state. Will Goa allow Shri Ram Sene leader’s entry in the state? Here’s the report

14 Mar 2018

Madkaikar & Palyekar give their one-year report

As Parrikar led coalition completes one year in office, two cabinet ministers, Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar & Water Resources Minister Vinoda Palyekar briefed media on their one-year progress.

14 Mar 2018

New Mayor, Deputy Mayor take over

New Mayor of Panaji Vithal Chopdekar and Deputy Mayor Asmita Kerkar were officially given their charge on Wednesday.

04 Mar 2018

No need of caretaker CM, Parrikar working from home: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party President Vinay Tendulkar has rubbished any news on electing caretaker Chief Minister.

04 Mar 2018

Can we allow Shah to decide Goa’s fate on Mhadei? Watch this

Is the Goa BJP dilly-dallying on Mhadei issue?

01 Mar 2018

Chief Minister discharged from hospital

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is finally discharged from Goa Medical College on Thursday evening.

28 Feb 2018

Gakuved condemns deputy speaker’s assurance to Banjaras

Gakuved Federation has threatened to come on roads if the government takes any step to include the Banjara community among the scheduled tribes.

26 Feb 2018

AAP Goa protest against BJP harassment to Delhi Govt

Aam Admi party brings Delhi government’s troubles to Goa, claims harassment by the Bharatiya Janata Party to the AAP government in Delhi.

24 Feb 2018

Mahila Congress rallies for justice to Late Arsela

Goa Mahila Congress has demanded suspension of the police sub-inspector who is allegedly responsible for the death of Constable late Arsela Parsekar.

23 Feb 2018

Woman constable suicide: Family demands justice

The family of deceased constable Arsela Parsekar have demanded justice. They alleged that even though 20 days have passed since her death, there is no progress in the case.

22 Feb 2018

Just 10% rise in Tourism allocation

Tourism is the backbone of the Goan economy. Especially as the mining sector has been almost nonexistent for the past 5 years.

17 Feb 2018

After Santa Cruz, Curca opposes PDA

After Santa Cruz, neighbouring Curca village has opposed its inclusion into the Greater Panaji PDA.

16 Feb 2018

Goa's 3 dramas selected for Theatre Olympics

Three dramas from Goa have been selected for Theatre Olympics. It includes two dramas and one tiatr. Including one Sankrut drama

15 Feb 2018

File FIRs against guilty, begin recoveries: Goa Foundation

Ore transportation and export by private parties is illegal. The government is the owner of the ore so it can and should sell it.

12 Feb 2018

Ban outsiders from taking over Goa mines: Congress

Goa Congress has opposed auction of mines, says there’s an apprehensive over big players from outside swallowing Goa's small miners.

09 Feb 2018

Goa mines belong to Communidades, Govt can't auction it : Malik

Supreme Court has cancelled all the mining leases and has directed Goa government to now auction the land for iron ore mining.

09 Feb 2018

Parrikar foresees agriculture as an option in the mining belt

Goa government is thinking of developing agriculture as the most viable option in the mining belt since mining leases are cancelled by the Supreme Court.

06 Feb 2018

Appoint Konkani Academy chairman in 30 days or face stir: Activists

Goa Konkani Academy doesn’t have a president for the past 8 months. This has upset Konkani activists. They have threatened that if a president and working committee are not appointed within the next 30 days they will come on the road.

06 Feb 2018

Don’t distort Opinion Poll, Jack Sequeira’ UGP & 4 more groups won it: Bhembre

Giving credit to one particular person for the victory of Opinion Poll would amount to distortion of history.

06 Feb 2018

Sewerage corporation produced revoked NOC for Unddir STP: Manch

Unddir Paryavaran Saurakshan Manch has alleged that Sewerage and Infrastructure Development Corporation has produced wrong documents to the GCZMA to obtain NOC for the sewage treatment plant at Unddir in Bandoda.

04 Feb 2018

10 books inaugurated at 'Raj Bhas' Day. Is this enough?

4th February is the Official Language Day of Goa. 10 Konkani books were inaugurated at Goa Konkani Academy office.

02 Feb 2018

Congress opposes Din Dayal Upadhay's photo on Govt forms

Congress criticized the BJP led government’s act of publishing a monogram of Din Dayal Upadhay on the directorate of mines forms.

01 Feb 2018

Cheap ‘official’ coconuts for Goenkars

On 26th January, Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardessai had announced that from February 1st, coconuts will be available at Rs 20/- at all horticulture kiosks per family on the LPG cards.

30 Jan 2018

Kadamba electric bus launched on trial run

The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday launched an electric bus on trial basis.

27 Jan 2018

‘Don’t single out opinion poll heroes, there are many’: Speaker

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo wants Dr. Jack Sequeira’s statue to be installed in the Assembly complex. But his boss and colleague Speaker Dr. Pramod Sawant is opposing him.

27 Jan 2018

Five Nobel laureates to visit Goa

Department of Science and Technology has organized Nobel Prize Series 2018 in collaboration with Department of Bio-Technology, Government of India.

27 Jan 2018

'Why Rs. 20/Coconut, make it less" : Congress to Govt

Looks like coconuts have become a new political tool for the netas.

26 Jan 2018

Laxman Pai conferred with Padma Bhushan

Goa's renowned artist, Laxman Pai has been conferred with the Padma Bhushan.

25 Jan 2018

30 Sports personnel awarded Kerkar State Sports Awards

30 sports personnel awarded the prestigious Kerkar State Sports Awards

25 Jan 2018

National Voter’s Day celebrated

Creating awareness about voter’s rights is one of the noblest causes.

22 Jan 2018

Why amendment to registration act on NRI sale deeds delayed?: Cong

The Congress has alleged that the govt is dragging its feet on its promised amendment of the Indian Registration Act that would make NRIs presence compulsory for sale deeds, gift deeds, and partition deeds.

22 Jan 2018

Taxis stop fighting, now Congress-BJP fight over taking credit

The taxis are back on road but has the crisis ended? Even before the demands are actually met the Congress and the BJP are sparring over who’s the real star behind calling a truce.

20 Jan 2018

No headway between state-govt & taxi operators, strike to continue

The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is firm on his stand and ruled out any possibilities of meeting demand as far as speed governors in concerned.

19 Jan 2018

CM assures to regularise temporary PWD workers

The temporary PWD workers met chief minister at his residence at Altinho over the issue of regularizing their services.

18 Jan 2018

Metal recycling conference held in Goa

Recognition of recycling, trade and activities as an industry is very important.

17 Jan 2018

GF & MGP on loggerheads on Dr Jack Sequeira’s statue

The coalition partners of the BJP-led government are on loggerheads on the issue of installing a statue of Dr Jack Sequeira in the Assembly complex.

17 Jan 2018

All arrangements in place to deal with taxi strike: Sudin

All arrangements are in place to prevent inconvenience to the public, especially the tourists, if taxi operators go ahead with the strike.

17 Jan 2018

RERA Act will eliminate fly-by-night operators: CM

The Real Estate (regulation and development ) Act will benefit consumers. All speculative trading will stop.

16 Jan 2018

Residents of capital city do not get sufficient water

The Panaji residents do not get regular water supply for their daily needs. Several parts of the capital city are deprived of sufficient water.

12 Jan 2018

Cong demands written commitment from MPT & Centre on coal expansion

The Congress on Friday demanded that the Union Ministry of Shipping and the MPT give in writing their commitment to not allowing the expansion of coal handling at the port.

12 Jan 2018

It’s a matter of worry if Konkani is not safe in its own land: Fr Mousinho

If Konkani is not safe in its own state then it is very bad. We all have to wait for the day when entire Konkani province will come together and strive to keep Konkani alive among us.

11 Jan 2018

Three-day Lex infinitum inaugurated

Always be on the lookout for a non-adversarial dispute resolution. Mediation may in some cases work best after litigation or arbitration was stated.

04 Jan 2018

RSS caught off guard of Casino issue

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has no stand on casinos in Goa. The Goa leaders of RSS were caught completely off guard on Thursday when journalists asked them about casinos.

24 Dec 2017

Be a traffic sentinel, win prizes

At a time when there are so many road traffic accidents in the state, the state government is making efforts to reduce them and bring discipline on the Goan roads. Citizens too can chip in and complement government efforts.

22 Dec 2017

Rua de Ourem bridge: Traffic rules flouted, here’s how

Here is a disclaimer before we show you this story.

21 Dec 2017

Hemaa does it once again, releases 'Power of Love' in New York

Goa’s singing sensation Hemaa Sardesai has made it at the international level again. Her song Power of Love has just been released in New York.

20 Dec 2017

GMC gets new cardiothoracic post op-ICU

Goa Medical College need new upgraded facilities is the demand of every Goan, one step towards this is the new Cardio-thoracic post operation ICU that was inaugurated by the Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane on Wednesday.

19 Dec 2017

Liberation Day witnesses new Satyagrahis… for Water!

Hundreds of residents on Kadamba plateau are struggling to fetch a glass of water in the 56th year of Goa’s liberation.

18 Dec 2017

Govt launches WRD online portal, aims for better, quick service

The Water Resource department launched its new WRD portal on Monday in Porvorim.

15 Dec 2017

Serendipity Art Festival 2017 scintillates Goa

There’s no state as diverse as Goa and there cannot be a better venue for Serendipity Arts Festival than our state. The revolutionary performing arts festival 2017 begins from Friday. While we will get you all the daily updates, here are the sneak peak from the inaugural

11 Dec 2017

CLP wants half an hour discussion on rivers in session

The congress Legislature party on Monday resolved to put up a calling attention motion during the upcoming Assembly Session and ask for half an hour to discuss the river nationalization issue. This is as part of its strategy chalked out for the session.

11 Dec 2017

No dredging without peoples consent, fishing unaffected: CM on rivers

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar reiterated that no dredging would be done except if locals wanted it. Fishing activities would also not be affected as it was a state subject and did not come under the centre or would be affected by any central act.

02 Dec 2017

Sahasrachandi anusthan at Mahalaxmi Temple from 4th-10th Dec

Shree Mahalaxmi Temple committee in Panaji is organizing several programmes and rituals including the Sahasrachandi Anushthaan from 4th to 10th of this month at temple premises.

29 Nov 2017

Penalty for illegal fishing 100 rs only

There is a lot of heat being generated over bull trawling, LED lights and other illegalites in the states inland as well along the coastline. But the penalty for these illegalities is only 100 rupees

23 Nov 2017

Goa to get world class football Academy; Srinivas Dempo

The 1st phase of Dempo Sports Club Academy at Ella in Old Goa was inaugurated on Friday evening.

22 Nov 2017

Loss of illegal mining is Rs 1 lakh 14 K Crore: Dr Claude

It was said that Goa lost 35 thousand crore rupees due to illegal mining. But according to Goa Foundation Director Dr Claude Alvares, it is 1 lakh 44 thousand crore rupees.

22 Nov 2017

‘S Durga’ filmmaker confronts I&B at IFFI, but no decision yet on screening

There was a high drama witnessed at the film festival on the issue of screening S Durga at the ongoing IFFI as per the court order. The filmmakers complained that they are not getting a firm reply from the Festival Director.

19 Nov 2017

People responsible for building temple for Godse shluld be booked : Shanataram

Those who are involved in building a temple for assassin of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi should be booked for sedition. And sedition charges should also be leveled against those in authority who are silent over the issue. This view was expressed by Congress president Shantaram Naik.

19 Nov 2017

Condonation of delay not a crime, action against Kamat for political vendetta: Shantaram

Condonation of delay is a judicial power with all the authorities. It is not a crime. Action of Special Investigation Team against former Chief Minister Daigambar Kamat just for condoning delay in renewal of leases is an act of political vendetta against him.

17 Nov 2017

Goa to now have heart treatment machines at taluka level

There is a good news for the people living in rural areas. The health department will install modern machinery and equipment for the heart patients as well as doctors for the people suffering with psychological ailments.

16 Nov 2017

‘Zuzari’ on Mohan Ranade to be screened at IFFI

Goa’s liberation struggle had many heroes.

12 Nov 2017

Miransha bags Special Jury Award at Minsk Film Fest, 'Juje' only Konkani film in IFFI Indian Panorama

Konkani film Juje is making waves at International film festivals held abroad as well as in India. Goan young filmmaker Miransha Naik has won a Special Jury Award in ‘Youth on the march’ category for his critically acclaimed film Juze at Minsk Film Festival Belarus.

12 Nov 2017

IFFI 17 to have inflated AC theatres & celebrity interviews also for non-delegates

The 48th International Film Festival of India is just a week away and the capital city is totally gearing up to usher in spectacular extravaganza of the biggest festival of Indian Cinema Industry.

11 Nov 2017

Kadamba plateau residents Jal Satyagraha till demands met

The long pending demand of Kadamba plateau residents for water may soon be resolved. The residents who had threatened of carrying out jal satyagraha are still not confident of quick action from government side.

09 Nov 2017

Eduardo bats for primary education in mother tongue

Former union minister and veteran Congressman Eduardo Faleiro reiterated that primary education should be imparted in mother tongue of the students.

07 Nov 2017

AAP to observe DeMo day as day of betrayal

Aam Aadmi Party will observe the BJP mandated demonetization anniversary as a day of betrayal.

05 Nov 2017

Bhandari Samaj wants FIR against Vishnu Wagh withdrawn

Gomantak Bhandari Samaj wants the FIR lodged against Vishnu Wagh for his book Sudir Sukt withdrawn.

04 Nov 2017

Houses of Mopa residents demolished illegally, allege locals

A section of Mopa locals are irked over demolition of 2 houses in the village which was allegedly carried out without any prior notice on Friday late evening.

03 Nov 2017

15 land -loser family members from Mopa given job letters

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that Dabolim airport was saturated and there can be no increase in the number of flights landing there.

03 Nov 2017

Goans to have opportunity to listen to Nobel laureates

Goans will have a great opportunity to listen to Nobel Award laureates. Government of Goa has signed Trilateral Memorandum of Understanding with Nobel Media and Department of Biotechnology of India to host the second edition of Nobel Prize Series.

30 Oct 2017

Want Ottawa, Panaji to become twin cities: CCP Mayor

Now the putrid, garbage infested sewer like St Inez creek could get Canadian technology for its clean up.

28 Oct 2017

Now Sudirsukt Jagor all over Goa, translation of book in 4 languages

A group of writers and artists supporting Vishnu Wagh have formed action committee to reach out his controversial Konkani book Sudirsukt all over Goa and even outside Goa by holding public recitals as well as translating it in four different languages.

27 Oct 2017

Taleigao PDA necessary for planning: Vijai

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai has justified his government’s plan to divide the North Goa Planning and Development Authority and creating a separate one for Taleigao.

27 Oct 2017

I won’t entertain non-student leaders of students: VC

Goa University’s vice chancellor Prof Varun Sahani is setting up new precedents for the elected students councils and student organisations.

27 Oct 2017

Babush-headed Taleigao PDA is a bribery racket: Shivsena

Shiv Sena has alleged that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had a deal with former Santa Cruz MLA Babush Monserrate before the Panaji bye election.

24 Oct 2017

Street Volunteers helping destitute to face life independently

A NGO has come forward to help the people living on the streets. They not only provide them basic amenities and shelter, but also make them independently live their life.

23 Oct 2017

MGP not part of NDA, our workers have told us to prepare for LS polls: Deepak

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has said that it is not a part of the National Democratic Alliance and has just supported the BJP led government in the state.

21 Oct 2017

Goan to coach Indian softball team

Local boy Pranay Polji is the Indian Men’s Softball team Coach for the Asian Men’s softball championship to be held in Hong kong. He is a qualified NIS softball coach.

19 Oct 2017

Holiday on Dec 4 for St Xavier's feast

The government is in the process of formulating a policy to rationalize the coconut price as well as its procurement policy from local bhatkars.

16 Oct 2017

Oppn party student wings to intensify agitation over GU election

National Students Union of India, the students’ wing of Congress has demanded resignation of Vice Chancellor of the Goa University, Professor Varun Sahani.

14 Oct 2017

Bishop leads Fatima procession in Panaji

The annual procession of Our Lady of Fatima statue from the Bishop’s house to the church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception was held in Panaji on Friday.

11 Oct 2017

High Court dismisses Cong plea on Vishwajit disqualification

The high court has dismissed the disqualification petition filed against Valpoi MLA and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane by the Congress Party.

11 Oct 2017

Kidney transplant: first in GMC then in private hospitals

The government will not give permission to any private hospitals to conduct Kidney transplants till the Goa Medial college does the first one.

11 Oct 2017

NCP to approach court on open elections

The Nationalist Congress party has said that they would be approaching the courts to demand open elections in the university.

11 Oct 2017

Three -day conference on maritime security

Forum for Integrated National Security is organizing a three-day conference on maritime security titled “Sagar Discourse 2017”. About 21 countries are set to participate.

08 Oct 2017

NSUI appeals to BJP students’ cell for joining them to demand open elections at GU

The National Students Union of India has appealed to the students’ cell of the Bharatiya Janata party to join their movement for demanding the open elections for students’ council of Goa University.

08 Oct 2017

Meet Moses, the Goan who gave FIFA U-17 'Goan touch'

The fever of Football is high in Football Crazy state due to the ongoing FIFA Under 17 World Cup.

08 Oct 2017

Muslim body felicitates 120 meritorious students

Association of All Goa Muslim Jamaats felicitated around 120 meritorious students who excelled in their studies.

07 Oct 2017

Awareness program held on legal services to senior citizens

An awareness program on Legal services to senior citizens scheme was held on Saturday in Panaji.

07 Oct 2017

Rohan Pai Dhungat rises like a 'phoenix' on horizon of art & literature

Imagine a life after a certain bad or rough patch. Some people usually fall into depression however there are a few who rise from zero like a phoenix bird.

04 Oct 2017

Govt Depts to go digital by March 30

The government will go digital by March 30. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday that he had also discussed with the departmental heads what direction the government administration should take.

04 Oct 2017

Mopa opponents don’t understand what’s aviation or tourism: CM

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has come down heavily upon the organisations opposing the Mopa air port.

04 Oct 2017

Govt to rehabilitate Mopa Dhangars with alternate land

The cabinet on Wednesday cleared the rehabilitation of the 14 Dhangar families affected by the Mopa international airport.

02 Oct 2017

Major Fire at Panaji Kadamba Bus Stand, RTO & KTC records destroyed

The week started with a huge tragedy as the premises of Kadamba Bus Stand Complex caught fire early Monday morning.

02 Oct 2017

Coach Sergio puts Gaurs through their paces at Margao

FC GOA gaurs began their first practice under head coach Sergio Lobera on Monday.

27 Sep 2017

Centre for Responsible Tourism awards Serafino for eco-friendly waste management

North Goa Collector Nila Mohanan has said communication is becoming ever so important in today’s world.

26 Sep 2017

NSUI moots forum for open elections of students councils

National Students Union of India Goa unit is launching a forum titled United for Open Elections . The NSUI has alleged that the present system of electing students council is undemocratic.

23 Sep 2017

Sagarmala project will destroy fishing industry: Bharat Mukti Morcha

Bharat Mukti Morcha Goa Unit has said that the nationalizing of rivers and Sagarmala Project by the Central government are the two biggest threats to Goan Rivers.

23 Sep 2017

Portuguese consul general opens Lusophonia Film Festival

Consul General of Portugal Dr Francisco Duarte Azavedo said that we need to look forward to future and le bygone be bygones.

22 Sep 2017

BJP wants Babu disqualified, GF silent, Cong says BJP men run Matka

he Bharatiya Janata Party demanded that the Election Commission disqualify the opposition Leader Babu Kawlekar as MLA.

22 Sep 2017

Vijai proposes Agro Tourism in Goa

Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardessai has said the government will bring in legislation to give a push to community farming and contract farming in Goa.

18 Sep 2017

Industry wants another FIR against Babu for IDC plots scandal

Opposition leader Babu Kavalekar is in more trouble as Goa’s industrialists have also turned against him.

18 Sep 2017

FIFA trophy displayed at Mall De Goa

Bank of Baroda conducted the display of the FIFA U17 World Cup Trophy at Mall de Goa on Monday. Various activities like Trophy display,

17 Sep 2017

Romi Konknni writers plan to protest against Sahitya Akademi

Tiatrist Premanand Lotlikar has advocated protest by Romi Konknni writers and supporters against Sahitya Akademi for ignoring Romi Konknni for awards.

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

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.

15 Sep 2017

7 days All Goa Table Tennis starts from 18th Sept

7 days All Goa Table Tennis starts from 18th Sept

12 Sep 2017

Babu forced Mopa dhangars to transfer land: Mopa farmers

The Mopa Vimantall Xetkari Piditt Samiti alleged that local MLA and Tourism Minister Babu Ajgaonkar has forced 14 Dhangar families to sign away their rights on Mopa airport land. This was contrary to the National Green Tribunal order on the matter.

07 Sep 2017

Work to berth Lucky 7 to Mandovi begins

If all goes well the Lucky 7 vessel will be out of Goan waters within 2 weeks.

06 Sep 2017

2-day regional workshop on AIDS

Prevention is always better than cure.Especially when you come to a killer disease like AIDS.A two-day regional workshop on HIV and AIDS will be held at Hotel Delmon in Panaji.

05 Sep 2017

Email me if teachers shout at your questions; CM tells students

There is a good news for the students on Teachers’ Day.

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.

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.

21 Aug 2017

HC intervenes, stays NGT bench tranfer

The High Court has stayed the government’s decision to shift Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal to Delhi.

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

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

EPFO organizes seminar on schemes for employees

The Employees Provident Fund Organization organised a seminar on housing schemes for employees at Patto office in Panaji on Saturday.

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.

17 Aug 2017

GFDO condemns Goa Compensation to the Project-Affected Persons bill

Goans For Dabolim Only has said the Goa Compensation to the Project-Affected Persons & Vesting of Land in the Government Bill 2017 passed by the government is an attempt to grab land.

16 Aug 2017

Poriem Bhumika School plans new Polytech & IT colleges

The Bhumika High school and higher secondary college in Poriem will be completing 25 years of existence on coming Saturday.

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.

15 Aug 2017

Governor launches 3 Kadamba buses run on clean fuel

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Tuesday launched 3 new buses of Kadamba Transport Corporation.

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.

11 Aug 2017

2 supari killers nabbed before killing a hotelier, hunting for masterminds

Acting on a specific tip off police arrested 2 assassins, including the main shooter Sushil from a hotel in Anjuna.

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

SC asks Karnataka & Centre if Mhadei diversion canal has Env clearance

The case of Goa on diversion of Mhadei river by Karnataka has received a major boost.

10 Aug 2017

ESG organises 2 film festivals to mark 70 years of India’s independence

The Entertainment Society of Goa, in association with the Directorate of Film Festivals, is organizing a Patriotic Film Festival on the occasion of India’s 70 years of Independence.

08 Aug 2017

Goa State Coop Bank to merge branches, 'retire' staff to reduce loss

The Goa State Cooperative Bank Limited has suffered a loss of around 68 crore rupees.The loss piled up because it waived interest of 30 crore rupees on loans taken by mining dependents.

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.

31 Jul 2017

Fishing ban ends

The fishing ban ends at midnight. As the boats get ready to go out once again after the traditional coconut breaking ceremony on Tuesday.

30 Jul 2017

Telaulim celebrates Touxeanchem Fest

Saint Anne church in Telaullim celebrated its famous touxeachem fest on Sunday.

30 Jul 2017

AAP organizes a Shetkari Nyay Sammellan

Aam Aadmi Party had organized a Shetkari Nyay Sammellan at Gomantak Maratha Samaj in Porvorim on Saturday to support farmers in the state.

25 Jul 2017

Babush joins Goa Forward, to support Parrikar in Panaji

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

25 Jul 2017

10 108 ambulances launched; cardiac-care ambulances by October; health minister warns 108 employees not to be lax

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane has warned employees of 108 ambulance service.

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.

18 Jul 2017

Wendell writes a book on almost forgotten plight of adopted maids of yore

A book titled Poskem, Goans in the Shadows was launched on Monday. The book is written by fashion designer Wendell Rodricks and published by Om Books International.

16 Jul 2017

ECI to decide on Govt employees demand, GGEA to approach Human Rights Commission for rights

The demand of honorarium equivalent of 1 month salary for Govt employees who work as Booth Level Officers has been forwarded by the office of Chief Electoral Officer f Goa to the Election Commission of India.

14 Jul 2017

Taxi drivers say will not fix speed governors to their vehicles

Taxi drivers from North Goa on Friday gheraoed Transport Director Nikhil Dessai in protest against the order to install speed governors to all taxis.

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.

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.

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

09 Jul 2017

23 year singing sensation Amaan Shaikh aims beyond sky in his musical journey

While the whole world is going gaga over the recent trends of remix music, a Goan youth prodigy is making news these days with his latest original single, “andheron ke khwaab”.

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

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

68th Vanamahotsava Celebration held in the City

Panaji Mayor Surendra Furtado has appealed to the government to grant more funds to plant more trees.

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

Coal or no coal, that is the question

Union minister Suresh Prabhu says that he is open to suggestions on how to solve the Vasco coal issue on one hand.

05 Jul 2017

Railways in Goa on fast track to modernization

The South West Railways’ work on doubling of tracks from Vasco to Collem has started. Many other parts of the proposed doubling from Vasco to Londa are held up because of the land acquisition process.

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.

29 Jun 2017

Internet the way forward for business

The firms using Internet for their business are much more successful and they employ five times more people than others.

24 Jun 2017

Wearing 'kopelam', jumping in the wells, Viva Sao Joao!

The feast of St John the Baptist was celebrated with great fervour all over the state.

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.

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.

16 Jun 2017

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

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

16 Jun 2017

Suspension of 46 footballers temporary, says GFA Prez Elvis

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

16 Jun 2017

Eduardo wants Yoga in curriculum, but not Baba Ramdev classes

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

13 Jun 2017

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

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

12 Jun 2017

SEC’s indecision would make secret vote public!

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

12 Jun 2017

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

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

09 Jun 2017

Vegetable prices shoot up in Goan markets

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

08 Jun 2017

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

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

08 Jun 2017

At last monsoon arrives in Goa

At last, monsoon has arrived in Goa.

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

CM starts identifying alternate site for IIT, not Canacona

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

07 Jun 2017

CM defends appointing 2 directors on Goa Urban Bank

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

02 Jun 2017

Melwani defies SIT summons in mining probe, approaches court

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

27 May 2017

22 elected unopposed, no nomination in one ward

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

26 May 2017

No pharmacy for 24 hrs from 29 May midnight

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

26 May 2017

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

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

25 May 2017

Boys equate with Girls in 91.57% SSC result

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

24 May 2017

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

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

23 May 2017

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.

16 May 2017

FORCE demands Advisory Panel to revisit MoI issue

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

15 May 2017

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

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

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.

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 .

05 May 2017

Goa Dairy poll on Sun to mark with Sumul & Scandals

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

05 May 2017

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

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

03 May 2017

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

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

03 May 2017

Govt announces Kishoritai music research scholarships

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

27 Apr 2017

Shift coal handling to Mangalore port: Cong

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

27 Apr 2017

Com tops in Std XII results, Sc pushed down

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

27 Apr 2017

Poor response from schools for camps on road safety: DGP

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

17 Apr 2017

Pednekars terrified with fear of KFD

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

17 Apr 2017

My statement was not against any specific community: Babu

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

17 Apr 2017

8 killed in series of accidents all over the state

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

07 Mar 2017

ECI to decide on repoll of postal ballots on 1 day

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

04 Mar 2017

Victory rallies to be counted in election expenditure

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

03 Mar 2017

Centre approves 21 more Goa roads as NH including coastal roads

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

03 Mar 2017

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

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

01 Mar 2017

Liquor outlets of hinterland will go, not coastal or towns

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

27 Feb 2017

Parsekar urges PM to retain Nadkarni for Mhadei arguments

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

27 Feb 2017

Assembly session of 32 MLAs, with Dhawalikars in the Opposition

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

24 Feb 2017

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

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

16 Feb 2017

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

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

16 Feb 2017

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

13 Feb 2017

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

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

13 Feb 2017

Leaders and intellectuals diagnose socio-political health of India

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

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

Cong confident of winning 24 seats

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

01 Feb 2017

Goa Industry welcomes Union Budget with a caution

The Goa industry has expressed diverse views on the union budget

01 Feb 2017

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

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

31 Jan 2017

BJP 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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

24 Nov 2016

NSUI national leaders hit Goa Raj Bhavan against demonetization

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

20 Nov 2016

Anjuna nallah creates problems for locals

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

19 Nov 2016


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

18 Nov 2016

Deepak Dhavlikar wants RBI to withdraw restrictions on cash withdrawal.

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

17 Nov 2016

16 Nov 2016

Sudin takes GSIDC to task

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

15 Nov 2016

GECC demands shut down of Casinos

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

15 Nov 2016

Luizinho questions the functioning of the two airports.

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

11 Nov 2016

Doctors assure cancer cure if detected early

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

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.