Jaidatt Dessai

18 May 2018

Cong doesn’t win, but BJP loses, trust vote in Karnataka tomorrow

The Congress could not get Karnataka Governor’s order to install a BJP chief minister reversed.

18 May 2018

Dismiss Parrrikar Govt, invite us, will prove majority: Cong

The Supreme Court has not reversed Karnataka governor’s decision to invite the single largest party.

18 May 2018

BJP condemns Cong - Guv meet on govt dismissal

The Bharatiya Janata Party has condemned the action of the Congress party in going to Raj Bhavan and demanding that the present BJP led coalition government be dismissed.

16 May 2018

Vasco: Breakthrough in 28 lakh burglary case

Vasco police have cracked burglary case worth 28 lakhs. The Vasco Police arrested one person who allegedly robbed money from ATMs & offices.

16 May 2018

Is CCP ready for monsoon? Church sq. food stalls shifted

Following the complaint by Panaji Hotel & Traders Association, Corporation of City of Panaji has decided to shift food stalls from Panaji Church Square barring only few food stalls.

14 May 2018

WISL workers refuse to leave premises till dues are settled

The workers union of Western Indian Shipyard Limited has threatened not to leave the WISL premises until their pending dues are settled.

14 May 2018

GCET Results declared, results over 35%

This year, 4,168 students had appeared for the GCET. The examination that was held across 15 centres.

13 May 2018

Nuve gram sabha opposes RP2021, heritage monuments scheme

Nuvem gram sabha held on Sunday passed two main resolutions: one to scrap the Regional Plan 2021 and the other - to scrap the plan to hand over heritage monuments to private companies.

13 May 2018

Mining chaos to be resolved through the courts: Shah

Amit Shah the BJP national president promised to solve the Mining chaos by getting relief through the courts.

13 May 2018

GAP concludes 5-day chain hunger strike against PDAs

Goenkars against PDAs said that they would continue with their agitation if the TCP minister does not scrap the plan to include villages in PDAs as they ended their five-day chain hunger strike on Sunday.

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.

10 May 2018

Cong demands scrapping of PDAs before the stir spreads

Two Congress MLAs and the Congress party have once again demanded. Scrap the PDAs and amend the Town and Country Planning Act before the situation worsens. Because the agitation against the PDAs is spreading all over Goa. And there is also no chief minister to handle these crucial matters.

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

Revenue Dept simplifies partition, conversion procedures

The Revenue Department has decided to ensure the process of partitioning the properties will be completed within 90 days

09 May 2018

Bicholim: Ganja worth 5 lac seized

Bicholim police have seized ganja worth rupees 5.1lakhs weighing at 5.1kgs.

08 May 2018

New chairman for Goa Dairy elected unopposed

First came the blame games. Then the inquiry into the allegations. And now Goa Dairy has a new Chairman. Rajesh Faldessai was elected president on Tuesday. He was elected was unopposed.

08 May 2018

Vijai’s freezing development in Salcete is senseless: Cong

Congress party has slammed TCP Minister Vijai Sardessai fro saying that he would freeze development in the Salcete taluka.

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.

04 May 2018

Man drowns while saving a dog from well

In a tragic incident that took place in Curchorem on Thursday night, a man who was trying to save a dog from a well lost balance and drowned .

02 May 2018

Parsekar did not follow procedure for water treatment plant: Sudin

PWD Minster Sudin Dhavlikar has said that former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar had laid the foundation stone for the water treatment plant in Tuem without following the correct procedures.

02 May 2018

Govt in dark on monument adoption scheme: Vijai

The State is completely in the dark of Goan monuments given up for adoption, the government said on Wednesday.

02 May 2018

Coqueiro circle chaos: MLAS holds review meet to sort out issue

Porvorim MLA and IT Minister Rohan Khaunte met with police and traffic officials to discuss the and review the traffic flow after complaints of huge traffic mess despite traffic lights being installed at Coqueiro circle in Porvorim.

01 May 2018

Villagers gherao PWD officials over water crisis

Villagers of San Jose De Areal gheraoed PWD officials for the limited water supply.

01 May 2018

Margao Police recover gold worth 53 lakh rupees

Trust betrayed. Margao Police have recovered gold worth 53 lakh rupees from an employee of a mobile phone shop.

01 May 2018

May Day: AITUC protests against retrenchments by Mining Co.

May Day was observed on Tuesday. This year All India Trade Union Congress has thrown its weight behind sacked mining workers and unemployed Goans.

29 Apr 2018

Ponda casts vote for Municipal poll, voter turnout 76.43%

Election to the Ponda Municipal Council held on Sunday was largely peaceful barring a minor scuffle between supporters of two rival panels. The voter turnout was 76.43 per cent.

29 Apr 2018

Shop gutted in Ponda, loss worth Rs 80 lakhs

Early morning on Sunday, a shop in Ponda market was gutted in the fire.

25 Apr 2018

Video against Church goes viral, AAP demands police probe

Aam Aadmi Party has taken up an issue of some unknown entity defaming Goa’s Church. It has filed a police complaint, demanding a thorough probe into a video that has gone viral on social media.

22 Apr 2018

Colva forum calls for removal of GCZMA member secretary

The Colva Civic and Consumer Forum has strongly opposed and condemned the attempt to dilute the present Coastal Regulation Zone notification by the Ministry of Environment & Forest.

20 Apr 2018

Only GMC will transplant organs, cancer OPD from Wed: Vishwajeet

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane said Goa Medical College will be the only institution to transplant organs from now on.

20 Apr 2018

Not we; BJP MLAs are trying to destabilise the Govt: Cong

The opposition Congress has thrown a bombshell on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

20 Apr 2018

Relish Goan fruits at Konkan fruit fest

The annual Konkan Fruit Fest has begun. The festival has importance because it just doesn’t display fruits that are readily available in the market but promotes some varieties that are grown only in Goa and are rarely found.

18 Apr 2018

‘Charged’ Tejpal withdraws 2 applications, hearing 3rd on 4 May

Tehelka’s former editor Tarun Tejpal has gone on a backfoot by withdrawing two applications filed before the Mapusa court.

15 Apr 2018

Vinod, Vijai to meet Sushma for Ryan’s release

WRD minister and Siolim MLA Vinod Palyekar has said that he and TCP Minister Vijai Sardessai will go to Delhi to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

15 Apr 2018

‘Justice for Asifa and Unnao victim’ voices grow louder

The brutal gang rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl has sparked outrage and anger across India. In Goa, protests were seen at various places.

15 Apr 2018

Dalit Sena celebrates Dr Ambedkar’s birthday

Dalit Sena of Mangor hill, Vasco organised a sports day recently to celebrate Dr Babasahib Ambedkar’s birth anniversary.

13 Apr 2018

'Support for Ryan' movement gains momentum, gathering on Sunday

‘Justice for Ryan’ is gaining momentum. Siolikar’s are set to hold a public meeting on Sunday to seek justice for local boy Ryan D’Souza who has been jailed for 500 years in UAE.

12 Apr 2018

1 Cr sq mts of land illegally converted in 5 years: Builders’ Body

There is startling news. That too from an official builders’ body. In the absence of Regional Plan 2021 being notified, almost one crore square meters of land is converted illegally in the last five to seven years.

12 Apr 2018

Awareness drive on COTPA Act among Govt workers

A day workshop was held in Margao to make the government employees aware of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003.

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

Balli Train accident: Falling Tree takes one life

A huge tree crashed down on a konkan railway train killing one person and injuring another 2 as Cyclonic winds accompanied by thunder and lightning hit Balli Cuncoli recently.

11 Apr 2018

Verna industries resolve not to pay water wills, oppose lease rent hike

Verna Industrialists on Wednesday decided not to pay the increased rate of raw and PWD water and oppose the lease rent hike.

11 Apr 2018

Salcete truck owners want insurance, road tax waiver

Salcete truck owners want their truck road tax and insurance to be waived. They say that as the mining industry has shut down they have no business so cannot pay the taxes

10 Apr 2018

Govt orders inquiry into GMC’s lapse in not getting donated kidneys for transplant

Goa’s first organ donation at a private hospital was a big news last week. And now a big news over its controversy in the governmet-owned Goa Medical College hospital.

10 Apr 2018

National Games in Nov in Goa with 6 news sports

Finally, the National Games will be organised in the state this year. Albeit, towards the year end... in November.

10 Apr 2018

Forest all around, but Valpoi villages cry for drinking water!

Locals from Hivrem Khurda and Mauxi in Valpoi do not have water for the past last one month. Locals say that they are left high and dry due to this erratic water supply.

10 Apr 2018

Opposition slams ruling council of Mormugao over dev issues

Mormugao municipal council Opposition Councillors on Tuesday slammed the ruling council alleging that the ruling council failed to carry out any sort of development in port city, despite making tall promises.

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

Cardiac-care ambulance launched in Margao

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has assured to give priority in completing the under-construction District Hospital in Margao.

06 Apr 2018

Salt water destroying crops in Neura; no action from govt

Neura village had the largest area of khazan farms in the state, totally about 30 lakh square meter.

06 Apr 2018

Danielle McLaughlin rape, murder: New evidence presented

The rape and murder of 28 year old Danielle McLaughlin had hit the headlines some time back.

06 Apr 2018

Editors’ Guild expresses anguish over Speaker’s guidelines to cover Assembly

Editors of Goan media have expressed anguish and dissatisfaction over the guidelines issued by Goa Legislature Secretariat for the journalists to cover Goa Assembly sessions.

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.

04 Apr 2018

Scrap PDAS, implement TCP amendment act 2009: GBA

The Council for Social Justice and Peace and Goa Bachao Abhiyan on Wednesday demanded that all PDAs be scrapped as per the 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments.

04 Apr 2018

CM’s absence is felt, decision making is difficult: Gaude

‘Chief Minister absence in the government is like that of the absence of father figure in the house,’ and it is difficult to function without him. The Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude has made some honest confessions.

04 Apr 2018

Water tank in bad shape: Deussuasa locals

Locals from Deussusa in Chinchinni are upset over the pathetic state of their water tank.

04 Apr 2018

10 crores expenditure to maintain Ravindra Bhavan

Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude on Wednesday said that repairs and maintenance of All Ravindra Bhavans across Goa would cost Rs.10 crore.

01 Apr 2018

Veerbhadra festival celebrated in Sakhali

People across Goa thronged at Vitthala temple at Karapur in Bicholim taluka to witness Veerbhadra festival.

01 Apr 2018

Agriculture an alternative to mining? Here’s a story of 40 farmers

Can agriculture be an alternative for mining?

01 Apr 2018

Vijai dares Digambar to come clear on stand over RP

TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai has hit back at those who are demanding Regional Plan 2021 to be scrapped.

31 Mar 2018

Vishwajit threatens stir against his own Govt over power tariff hike

After Babu Azgaonkar of the MGP, Vishwajeet Rane is the BJP’s own minister, who has now threatened people’s agitation against the BJP government. What is the reason?

30 Mar 2018

Political fireworks at Sakhali ahead of polls

Political fireworks at Sakhali are evident ahead of Municipal polls in May. The opponents are already into the field warring over various issues.

30 Mar 2018

60 odd loaded barges await court's decision

The Goa Barge Owners Association has now expressed their concerns overloaded barges that might get damaged due to rough weather conditions at sea.

30 Mar 2018

Want mining to start soon? Form cooperatives of locals: Dependents

Everybody wants mining to restart as soon as possible. Then what is the best option? Auction, or a government corporation?

29 Mar 2018

3-member CAC makes RP 2021 operational

The Regional Plan 2021 has been finally made operational. And after a gap of more than 6 years. The decision was taken by three-member Cabinet Advisory Committee. This would now allow development in the land marked as settlement in RP 2021.

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.

29 Mar 2018

HC rejects miners’ plea to restart ore transport, Govt cries of catching off guard

The High Court has refused to modify its order of stopping the iron ore transport.

29 Mar 2018

Tonnes of water wasted but Morpirla villagers thirsty

Locals of Canebag in Morpirla are facing acute shortage of water. But tons of water is being wasted after pipeline burst at near Balli, Cuncolim. Angry locals blame PWD department’s inefficiency.

28 Mar 2018

Curca meeting with Vijai ends inconclusively, another meeting proposed

Curca villagers’ meeting with TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai ended inconclusively.

28 Mar 2018

Missing man found dead in Siolim

A body was found in Chapora River at Rai in Siolim.

27 Mar 2018

Road rollers continue to flout traffic rules

Unregistered road rollers continue to be used on Goan public roads despite there being a memorandum not to use them.

27 Mar 2018

Sombody is instigating Lavoo, charges are baseless: Sudin

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party supremo Sudin Dhavalikar has dismissed the allegations made by his party secretary Lavoo Mamledar as baseless. According to him, somebody has instigated him to damage the party.

25 Mar 2018

'It's important to save languages to preserve culture'

Among the other literary event, Gramin Sahitya Sammelan stands unique.

25 Mar 2018

Airport taxi operators urge govt to uphold the law

United Taxi Men Union has said their strike will be peaceful. they have urged the government to uphold the law.

25 Mar 2018

Parsekar cries political vendetta, says he’s ‘targeted’

After Goa foundation lodged a corruption case against Laxmikant Parsekar and two others, the ex-chief minister has reacted.

23 Mar 2018

AAP alleges fraud in PWD, GIDC tendering process

Aam Aadmi Party has alleged that there is a massive corruption in the PWD and IDC tendering process.

23 Mar 2018

Now avail benefits from 'Community Farming'

Agriculture Ministry has launched community farming scheme on a pilot basis. Now 10,000sq mts of continuous land, single or collective can avail 90% benefits. This scheme aims at promoting community cultivation.

23 Mar 2018

Goa Foundation files corruption case against Ex CM Parsekar & 2 officials

Goa Foundation has lodged complaints against Former Chief Minister and then Minister of Mines Laxmikant Parsekar, Director of Mines Prasanna Acharya and Secretary of Mines Pawan Kumar Sen for renewing the 88 mining leases between the year 2014 and 2015.

23 Mar 2018

I will support fishermen: Palyekar

Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar on Friday said that if the central government tries to go against the wishes of the traditional fishing community, then he will support fishermen.

23 Mar 2018

Mulgaokars celebrate Petechi jatra

Petechi jatra was celebrated at Mulgao in Bicholim on Friday morning . A large number of devotees participated in the celebrations.

23 Mar 2018

Drug menace: Colva police to upgrade beach patrolling

Another man is been caught with drugs in Colva, with increasing number of cases Colva Police has informed that they will be increasing the police patrolling at the beaches.

23 Mar 2018

Cuncolim: Busy junction, schools around and there’s no police

Residents of Cuncolim have raised serious concerns over the traffic congestion at the main junction.

21 Mar 2018

Ancient Sati stone found in Vasco

A rare Sati stone carving was found in the compound of one unoccupied bungalow, near the MPT Administrative building.

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.

21 Mar 2018

Next GPCC Prez should be in party for at least 10 yrs:Shantaram

Shantaram Naik says he has resigned. But the resignation has still not been accepted.

20 Mar 2018

Cong demands judicial probe into lathicharge, publish review petition on mining

The Congress has demanded a judicial inquiry into the lathicharge at the agitation by mining dependents on Monday.

18 Mar 2018

‘Ensure no student is affected,’ Govt warns protesters

The government has appealed the protesters to maintain peace and ensure that students who will be appearing for boards would not get affected by the protests.protest.

18 Mar 2018

Controversy over illegal statues

A group who call themselves ‘Shivpremi of Bardez’ has opposed government’s action of removing statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji that was illegally erected at Usgao.

18 Mar 2018

Govt to acquire more land near the airport for parking: Mauvin

Panchayats Minister and Dabolim MLA Mauvin Godinho have said that the state government will enable the airport authority to acquire Comunidade land adjacent to Rajhans theatre for the parking facility.

17 Mar 2018

MGP will perform better alone than in alliance: Deepak

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak party has decided to go solo for Ponda Municipal elections.

16 Mar 2018

IPB withdraws all CRZ approvals

The Investment Promotion Board the board recalled CRZ permissions given to a number of parties.

16 Mar 2018

West Zone Kabaddi league in May

All Goa Kabaddi Association will be organizing a West Zone, Kabaddi league in May. Here’s more

16 Mar 2018

‘Speedy settlements of claims under Tribal forest act’

Forest rights claim issue will now be resolved by taking the help from concerned departments says Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte.

16 Mar 2018

Cardiac-care ambulances launched

Goa government has launched 5 cardiac care ambulances.

16 Mar 2018

Confident mining will re-start: Vishwajit

Health Minister and BJP’s Valpoi MLA has expressed confidence that the Central and State governments will find ways to resume mining in Goa as soon as possible.

15 Mar 2018

Auction is the way forward: Reginald

Congress MLA Reginaldo Lourenco on Thursday said that auction was the only way forward for mining.

15 Mar 2018

Don't dare to mislead: St Cruz villagers tell Babush

Citizens of Santa Cruz and Sant Andre constituencies have once again demanded that their villages be taken out of the Planning and Development Authority.

14 Mar 2018

World loses a star, Stephen Hawking dies at 76

The world loses one of its brightest stars. Renowned physicist Scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76.

14 Mar 2018

Goa's Samira Abraham bags Gold in Triathlon National

Goa’s Samira Abraham becames National Champion in the women's Senior National Triathlon Championship held at Visakhapatnam, AP

13 Mar 2018

Traffic police deploy laser gun to check speed

Motorists beware! Police are waiting for you if you cross speed limit on the roads. Goa Police have acquired 4 laser guns, aptly called speed hunters, to catch overspeeding motorists.

13 Mar 2018

Mining stakeholders wait with bated breath

Mining comes to a halt from the 16th of March. Mining companies have already started withdrawing their machinery from the mines.

13 Mar 2018

Illegal structure demolished at Sada

Tension prevailed at headland Sada on Tuesday after the Mormugao Municipality officials began the demolition of an illegal structure occupied by Salim Sheikh.

11 Mar 2018

Appoint temporary CM or dissolve Assembly for early poll: Legal Experts

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has gone to the USA for medical treatment for over six weeks by making temporary arrangement for the government to run. But legal experts feel the arrangement does not have constitutional provision.

11 Mar 2018

NCP demands Sopte’s resignation

Nationalist Congress Party wants Mandre MLA Dayanand Sopte to resign as a legislator. The party says Sopte has failed to curb issues in his constituency.

10 Mar 2018

Calangute ODP is a Rs 600-crore scam; Agnelo hits out at Michael Lobo

The Congress on Saturday increased the pressure on NGPDA chief Michael Lobo on the ODP and PDA in Calangute -Candolim calling it a 500 to 600 crore rupee scam.

10 Mar 2018

2 booked in Halwai attack case

The Vasco police on Saturday booked two unknown persons in Munnalal Halwai attack & threaten case.

09 Mar 2018

3 wards of Savordem left high and dry

Three wards in Savorde panchayat are yet to get piped water in this day and age.

09 Mar 2018

Margao municipality to hike shop rents 10 times

Rents of shops in Margao municipal markets are to go up ten times. The municipality also wants shopkeepers to pay fees for sub-letting their shops. The municipality will seal the shops if the owners do not comply.

08 Mar 2018

Lives of 82 students at risk in a dilapidated Morpirla school

The government is announcing from the rooftops that education is a priority. However, the reality is something else in this progressive state in many cases.

08 Mar 2018

HC stays tree cutting at Mopa

Anti Mopa activists are ecstatic. On Thursday the HC stayed the felling of trees at the Mopa airport site. The stay has been allowed for one month.

07 Mar 2018

Cujira master plan unveiled. Big things in store!

The Traffic and parking master plan for the Cujira education complex was unveiled on Wednesday.

07 Mar 2018

Actress lodges complaint against defamation of her name

An actress and singer has filed a complaint with the Fatorda police station over defamation of her name.

07 Mar 2018

River nationalization: Cong, GF on same page, say no way

The opposition Congress alleged that river nationalization, and regularization of illegal houses is a sinister move by the BJP to finish Goa.

07 Mar 2018

CCP finalises bye-laws at its meeting

Discussion on draft bye-laws of the Corporation of the City of Panaji was one of the main topics business conducted at the meeting of the corporation on Wednesday.

06 Mar 2018

State administration decides to open median at Daboli

The authorities have decided to construct a roundabout near Vales House in Dabolim.

06 Mar 2018

There are no leases only owners in Goa Mining: Nilesh Cabral

BJP MLA Nilesh Cabral has said that union minister Piyush Goel threatened to jail Goa MLAs is half the story. He later apologized and also assured to help to resolve Goa’s mining issue.

06 Mar 2018

Mines to be closed by 13 March, Transport by 14 March

The mines department has issued an order to close all the mines. Extraction of iron ore will stop from 13th of March.

06 Mar 2018

Congress alleges Calangute MLA imposing PDA on villages

Congress party alleged that Calangute MLA and PDA chairman Michael Lobo is bulldozing villages in his constituency into accepting PDAs.

05 Mar 2018

Delegation fizzles out, Centre warns Goa MLAs to jail them

Goa’s MLAs of all the parties went to Delhi to ask the Centre to continue with the same mining lease holders. And they came back with a warning: if you support them, you will also land up in jail. The auction is the only way out.

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

Meeting held in Batim to create awareness about disadvantages of PDA

Opposition to the inclusion of certain villages into the Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority is snowballing.

04 Mar 2018

Borim residents oppose Dr Jack Sequeira’s statue, here’s why

While the rest of the politicians are still weighing in their political options over the demand of installing Dr Jack Sequeira’s statue inside the assembly complex, residents of Borim are still reeling under an incident that happens decades ago.

03 Mar 2018

No Bandh, no Rally, Valpoi Shiv Premi hold a Dharna

After withdrawing Valpoi Bandh, the Shiv Premi had to also cancel the rally it had planned on Saturday.

03 Mar 2018

Goa Shiv Sena Chief expelled for anti-party activities

Shiv Sena has expelled Goa party President Shivprasad Joshi for anti-party activities.

02 Mar 2018

On the run murder accused, Hemant Desai finally behind the bars

After nearly a week Suryakant Desai was killed by his own family members, Curchorem police fnally arrested prime accused in the case Hemant Desai who was absconding since the murder.

02 Mar 2018

Pazorconi celebrates Santtryo

Even as Shigmo has started in Goa various other festivities too are happening.

02 Mar 2018

Consider our ST status demand on priority: Dhangar youth

Youth from the Dhangar community have expressed their annoyance at the Deputy Speaker batting for the Banjara community to be included in the scheduled tribes.

02 Mar 2018

This Holi, splash of colours everywhere

Holi is celebrated all over Goa with great pomp and joy.

01 Mar 2018

Chief Minister discharged from hospital

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

01 Mar 2018

Same candidates for Lok Sabha: BJP

BJP state unit president Vinay tendulker said that the same candidates will fight the upcoming Lok sabha elections slated for 2019. Here’s more to the story.

01 Mar 2018

Babu anticipatory bail plea disposed off

Margao session court disposed of Leader of Opposition Babu Kavlekar’s anticipatory bail application. Asks him to file it in Panaji. The ACB had filed an application saying that this court did not have jurisdiction in this case.

01 Mar 2018

Holi to be celebrated on Friday, Shigmo begins on Saturday

Holi is set to be celebrated on Friday. And from Saturday, statewide Shigmo celebrations will begin.

01 Mar 2018

Valpoi: Shivaji statue row refuses to die down

The Shiv Premi Nagrik said that they would close Valpoi down on Saturday in case the statue of Shivaji was not reinstalled. Early on Thursday morning the municipality removed the statue from the Hathwada junction.

28 Feb 2018

Bali resident block highway after local boy assaulted

Balli locals blocked NH 17 after a gang of 15 migrants assaulted a 25-year-old with rods.

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.

27 Feb 2018

Goan girl bags 2 martial arts golds in Nepal competition

Goan girl Chelsea Fernandes won two gold medals in martial arts in the minus 54 kg category.

27 Feb 2018

HC refuses mining accused account defreezing application

The High Court has rejected the application to de-freeze the accounts of one of the accused in the illegal mining case, Imran Khan.

23 Feb 2018

Savorkotto locals want immediate repair of collapsed culvert

Locals, PWD officials accompanied by the Local MLA inspected the collapsed culvert. The collapse of the Culvert is causing inconvenience to the locals. They want immediate repairs.

23 Feb 2018

United Bahujans wants a new leader to emerge to take over the reins

United Bahujans of Goa has criticised the government for curtailing the budget session of the legislative assembly.

21 Feb 2018

‘Political Carnival’ of Babu-Sopte continues in the Assembly

Well! If you think the argument between Tourism Minister Babu Azgaonkar and Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte was only for a day, then here's the story.

21 Feb 2018

Unknown person erect Shivaji Statue overnight at Tisk Usgao

Now, there is a new controversy over a statue. But of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

18 Feb 2018

Santa Cruz residents intensify protests against PDA

Santa Cruz residents organized a rally in the village to protest against the inclusion of certain parts of the village in the greater Panaji PDA. The rally was attended by Santa Cruz MLA Tony Fernandes.

18 Feb 2018

Bicholim farmers demand quick settlement of compensation

The mining-hit farmers in Bicholim taluka are worried and disappointed.

17 Feb 2018

Electric shopped in gutted in Mapusa fire

One shop was totally gutted in fire In Mapusa on Saturday. The firemen however managed to save the neighbouring shop. The burnt shop was in the basement of the building and was selling electronic goods.

16 Feb 2018

St Cruz villagers take anti PDA protest to Congress

With Assembly session commencing next Monday, villagers of Santa Cruz took their plea to Congress Legislative party against the government.

16 Feb 2018

Parrikar treated for pancreatitis, all pray for his speedy recovery

There is no politics when it comes to the health of any politician. Even the opposition Congress wants Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to recover fast and attend the Assembly session.

14 Feb 2018

Freedom of speech is total freedom; or not a freedom at all: Makrand Sathe

Freedom of speech is total freedom or not freedom at all.

14 Feb 2018

AAP objects to disrespecting Dr Jack Sequeira, but not on statue issue

Now, this is a different controversy over Dr Jack Sequeira’s statue.

14 Feb 2018

No intention of banning girls from drinking beer: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has finally clarified on his statement on Goans girls drinking beer.

11 Feb 2018

Politician deciding 'father of Opinion Poll' born after 1967: Adv Bhembre

Advocate Uday Bhembre has said some elected representatives who bat for Dr. Jack Sequeira’s statue at the assembly complex were not even born when the Opinion Poll was organised. He singled out two of them, one is a minister and the other a deputy speaker.

10 Feb 2018

Valpoi locals opposed to reserved forests demarcation

Valpoi locals are upset and opposing the demarcation of areas for reservation as forest.

10 Feb 2018

Dhangar houses demolished; Minister promises help

Two houses were demolished at Saleli in Sattari early this week. And the families living there were literally put out on the roads.

09 Feb 2018

DA case: Kavlekar quizzed again at Vigilance Dept

Opposition leader and Congress MLA Chandrakant alias Babu Kavlekar have said he cooperated well with the Vigilance Department and will do so even in the future.

08 Feb 2018

Goa Forward wants to destabilise Parrikar Govt: MGP

Goa Forward and Congress are trying to destabilise the BJP-led coalition government by playing politics over Dr. Jack Sequeira’s statue. Who is making this allegation? Another ruling coalition partner – the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party.

08 Feb 2018

India's first two-wheeler ambulance at your service

In a first of its kind in the country, 108 ambulance service launched 20 two-wheeler ambulances in Goa. The two-wheeler ambulances will cater as the first response to any mishaps and will aid those in need.

07 Feb 2018

Here's how our Netas reacted to SC order on #MiningBan

The order of the Supreme Court has shocked many. And the mining industry that had just begun excavations will grind to a halt. The chief minister Manohar Parrikar was circumspect in his reaction to the order, while the other parties too reacted quite cautiously too.

03 Feb 2018

Goa aims to go 100% clean under Swachch Bharat Mission

Everyone must minimize the use of non-bio-degradable and plastic, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar once against emphasized at Swatch Bharat Abhiyan programme.

01 Feb 2018

Goa Bizfest 2018 to kick off on Feb 8th

Leading speakers from across the World will address this three-day business extravaganza. Goa Bizfest 2018 will kick off at the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Stadium at Bambolim on the 8th of February.

31 Jan 2018

Drinking in public places to be made a legal offence by March: CM

By March, the government will issue legal order to make drinking in public places a legal offense.

31 Jan 2018

Chaos at Valpoi health Centre over insufficient Aadhar forms

Imagine what happens when 2000 people turn out in place to see there are just 300 forms available.

31 Jan 2018

‘Ambiguity over coconut scheme, need clarification’: Congress

As the government readies to roll out the coconut scheme from February 1st at Horticulture Kiosks, Mahila Congress has reiterated that Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai must clarify the criteria to avail the schemes.

31 Jan 2018

"Super Blue Blood Moon" spectacle tonight!

Skywatchers will see an extra big super moon tonight as rare celestial phenomenon has occurred as blue moon, supermoon and blood moon coincides on a total lunar eclipse day.

30 Jan 2018

Goa to go digital from September 30th, CM promises

Looks like Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is on a spree to announce new projects these days. From September 30th, Govt of Goa will not accept any money in cash as it aims to go fully digital.

28 Jan 2018

Vijai assures constituents of solving problem at Darbar

TCP Minister and Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai assured the people of his constituency of solving their electricity and water woes.

28 Jan 2018

Musical protest against netas over Mhadei

You must have seen many protests with sloganeering and posters, but this one is through music. A group of people staged musical protests against Chief Minister on Mhadei.

28 Jan 2018

CM assures to address Margao’s sewage problem

Comba area has sewerage problem. The sewage chambers are overflowing round the clock.

28 Jan 2018

’70,000 toilets by Oct 2nd to make Goa from open defecation’: CM

Acknowledging that the problem of open defecation exists even in a progressive state like Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has set the target. 70,000 new toilets will be built in an attempt to make Goa free from open defecation

27 Jan 2018

Barge owners hopeful of debt free if banks give OTS

Goa barge Owners Association is hopeful that all the barge owners who have been facing hardships would finally settle their loan amount if certain cooperative banks also extend one time settlement benefit

26 Jan 2018

As politics over coconut rages, government announces sops

Coconut prices are skyrocketing but look like finally the government has realised that if they don’t pay heed to the issue, it may prove politically expensive.

25 Jan 2018

MPT to GSPCB: ‘You set the rules, we will follow’

MPT will write to Goa pollution control board asking them to set clear rules on levels of pollution.

24 Jan 2018

Pilgao locals terrified as a leopard sighted

Once again wild cats have started haunting Bicholim. Residents of Matwada in Pilgao spotted a leopard with cubs on Tuesday.

23 Jan 2018

Betalbati murder: Accused arrested

Colva police has arrested alleged accused of Baptist D’Costa who was murdered on Sunday.

20 Jan 2018

Star rating protocol of Indian cities launched

Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said he was confident that Goa will become hundred per cent 'open defecation free' by October 2018.

20 Jan 2018

Goa’s grand youth festival kickstarts, Prashant Naik rakes up Mhadei

Goa’s grand youth festival has begun. This year, a total of 32 groups, including colleges and clubs, are participating in the two-day event.

20 Jan 2018

Sec 144 imposed until Saturday night, DGP takes stock of strike situation

Taxi strike in Goa has entered day 2 and while the netas paid their visit, some in solidarity and some for the photo- op.

19 Jan 2018

Goa’s non-auctioned mines to be charged 30% extra tax

Goan miners have a mixed news from the conference of all state mines ministers held in Goa.

19 Jan 2018

Tourist taxi strike causes inconvenience to tourists

Strike by tourist taxis caused inconvenience to tourists despite the arrangement made by the authorities. In South Goa, tourists were seen dragging their baggage.

18 Jan 2018

Infighting over Jack Sequeira statue within Govt is a well-scripted drama: Cong

The coalition partners in the government are fighting among themselves over building the statue of Dr. Jack Sequeira in the Assembly complex.

16 Jan 2018

Oil conservation month begins

Conservation of petroleum products is imperative to address the concerns of climate change and protect our environment.

14 Jan 2018

Silent workers felicitated

Six silent workers were felicitated on 10th Installation ceremony of JCI Salcete Coastal at Ravindra Bhavan Margao recently.

14 Jan 2018

Volleyball tourney begins in Ponda

The volleyball game will be popularized and taken to the next level. In fact, the game will be taken to every village, said Goa volleyball Association president Irwin Soares.

14 Jan 2018

Karnataka Mhadei adventurism: We have already written to Karnataka govt, says CM

Faced by overwhelming evidence that Karnataka is indeed trying to play cagey in the Mhadei water diversion issue, the chief minister Manohar Parrikar said that he had already written to Karnataka government to stop work of diverting Mhadei waters.

12 Jan 2018

Robbers take away Maruti murti in Kudachade

Another case of temple robbery was reported on Friday. And this time at Kudchade. The robbers robbed the Maruti Temple at Kudchade and took away a 20 year old idol from but left the money mostly intact.

12 Jan 2018

Vivekanand birth anniversary observed

Differently abled children are gifted with a different art. Hence the government has decided to support and facilitate such children.

12 Jan 2018

CM & WRD Min speak different language on Mhadei work by Karnataka

There seems to be no coordination within the cabinet on the crucial issue like Mhadei. In spite of court ban, Karnataka has continued the work on the Kalsa nallah.

11 Jan 2018

Bicholim, Mayem people continue to face water crisis

For 3 month locals from Bicholim and Mayem are facing hardship as they have no water supply. Or at best very irregular water suppply. PWD officials on Thursday promised to find a solution after pressure from locals and local MLA.

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.

11 Jan 2018

Cong refuses to trust Parrikar on beef issue, reminds non-action against Sadhvi

Congress has no trust in Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar when he assures to take action against those who break the law and stop transport of beef.

09 Jan 2018

6 fake weighing machines seized in Vasco

Legal metrology officials of Vasco detained 14 weighing machines along with counter machine scales. 6 cases have been booked from Mangor hill, Dabolim and Bogmalo on Tuesday.

09 Jan 2018

CM Parrikar in RSS dress will create insecurity among minorities: Cong

Congress party has strongly protested the chief minister’s presence at the function organized by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Panaji recently. Congress said this will create an insecure feeling among minorities.

07 Jan 2018

Maddel residents protest against overflowing sewage

Margao’s Maddel residents staged a protest against the overflowing sewage from the sewerage chambers. They say this has been the case for the past three years. The overflowing sewage stinks.

07 Jan 2018

After Vijai, Aquem panchayat reiterates demand for Dr. Sequeira statue in assembly

Aquem Baixo Panchayat has supported Minister Vijai Sardesai’s demand of installing a statue of Dr. Jack Sequeira at the Goa assembly complex.

06 Jan 2018

ADR a peaceful alternative for court cases

Court cases are generally associated with lawyers of both the sides fighting out to prove their cases.

06 Jan 2018

Consider fishermen’s interests while setting up shacks: Vinod

Fisheries minister has advised shack operators to take into account the problems faced by the fishing community when they set up their shacks.

06 Jan 2018

Villagers oppose inclusion of St Cruz into PDA

Certain parts of Santa Cruz have been brought under Planning and Development Authority. This has been done after the local panchayat passed a resolution to that effect.

05 Jan 2018

‘Rasto Natya: the first theatre’ to release on Jan 7th

The basic concept of street theatre is slowly getting faded due to the conversion of street play into a stage art form.

05 Jan 2018

Mickky gets relief from court, names Vijai for hatching conspiracy

Former Nuvem MLA & minister Mickky Pacheco has alleged that all cases against him were politically motivated.

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.

03 Jan 2018

Reginald alleges CM silent on corruption at Goa State Coop Bank

Corruption prevails at Goa State Cooperative Bank. Congress leader Alex Reginald Lourenco demanded white paper on the financial status of the bank. Reginald also alleged that tax collection from 14 casinos is highly undervalued

03 Jan 2018

Cabinet okays cricket stadium at Dhargal; mining-affected OTS scheme extended till March

A cricket stadium of international standards will soon become a reality. The cabinet has given its approval to hand over the land in Dhargal to the Goa Cricket Association to build the stadium.

02 Jan 2018

IMA calls off the nation-wide strike as NMC Bill sent to standing comm

Indian Medical Association called off its pan India strike after the Government decided to send the Medical Commission Bill to the parliamentary standing committee.

02 Jan 2018

A labourer found murdered at construction site near Verna IDC

A labourer was found murdered at a construction site in Verna on Monday. The labourer hails from Jharkhand. His room mate is missing and is suspected to be involved in the murder.

02 Jan 2018

Expect surge in high tide this Supermoon!

Weather department has issued a warning to shack owner and other operators of water activities on beaches to stay away from deep sea as there could be surge in high tides from 2 to 5th of January.

29 Dec 2017

India has a tradition of considering world as a family: Archbishop Ferrao

In India, we believe that we live as one family under God. Indian civilisation always chanted Ohm Shanti.

29 Dec 2017

Shiv Sena leader held for Kuynamoll murder

Shivsena Sanguem Vice President Jay Shirodkar arrested along with his father Ravidas Shirodkar in Shantaram Shirodkar murder case.

29 Dec 2017

Vasco gardens to be renamed

Mormugao Yuva Morcha has given a memorandum to Mormugao Municipal Council to rename the Children’s park and municipal garden.

29 Dec 2017

Vasco will finally see a new fish market in 2019

Vascoites will finally see a new fish market. The fish vendors have finally agreed to the construction of a new fish market.

27 Dec 2017

Karnataka bandh over Mhadei dispute, Yeddy faces protest

The letter strategy has clearly failed for Karnataka BJP, part of Karnataka turned into fortress with hundreds of farmers staging protests against Yeddyurappa and BJP accusing them of lying ahead of election.

27 Dec 2017

Cong CM Rane compromised Goa's interest on Mhadei issue: Nadkarni

Additional Solicitor General of India Atmaram Nadkarni has thrown a bombshell on the opposition Congress.

23 Dec 2017

Goa entering 52nd year of Opinion Poll, where are Govt celebrations?

Protecting Mhadei is the second battle of identity Goa needs to fight. One was successfully fought 50 years ago. Through the Opinion Poll.

22 Dec 2017

‘Parrikar will betray Goa on Mhadei’ says Congress, CM says claim nonsense

Mhadei issue has once again become a talking point in the state. A day after Parrikar agreed to hold bilateral talk with Karnataka over river dispute, Congress has upped the offensive.

10 Dec 2017

Seamen Association seeks update about missing boy from cruise line management

Goan Seamen Association of India has demanded un update from the management of Carnival cruise line about the missing Goan boy.

09 Dec 2017

Tensed Ugvem: Villagers threaten blockade, police gets an ultimatum

Ugvem villagers have put the local law and order situation on pedestal after a local was assaulted by the sand extractors. Angry villagers went on a rampage, blocking the national highway. Over 100s of vehicles came to a standstill.

07 Dec 2017

Chapora villagers threaten to hold rasta-roko if water problem not solved in a week

Despite assurances from the Public Works Department of non-stop water supply, some places in the state are still facing crisis due to water shortage. Some are bothered and others are not.

03 Dec 2017

Greater Panaji PDA chairperson would be from Goa Forward: Vijai

the Greater Panaji PDA woul be headed by a Goa Forward leader.

03 Dec 2017

Vijai clarifies on Dubai office, says it’s a platform for Goans in UAE

On Saturday, news went viral when Vijai Sardesai tweeted pictures of inaugural of Goa Forward of UAE.

03 Dec 2017

Sesa-Codli Mines incident: Post 24 hours, youth still missing

In a tragic accident a ripper machine along with the operator Manoj Naik, a resident of Khandepar-Ponda fell from a height of around 80 meters and buried in the mining pit while excavating ore, at Sesa Goa Vedanta mine at Codli-Dabal on Saturday.

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.

30 Nov 2017

Mauvin should apologise for degrading Gram Sabhas: Cong

The Congress party has demanded that the panchayat minister should apologise to the people for stating that the resolutions passed at gram sabhas have no bearing on the government.

29 Nov 2017

Congress responsible for casinos, coal in Goa: CM

The Congress has taken money to give licenses to casinos and probably coal too, the Chief Minster Manohar Parrikar alleged on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party has opposed the coal handling expansion.

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

29 Nov 2017

Congress alleges 7 crore scam at Sanjivani sugar factory

Congress has attacked the management of the Sanjivani sugar factory on Wednesday. Congress Curtori MLA Reginaldo Lourenco alleged that there were illegalities at the Sanjivani Sugar Factor in Darbandora to the tune of 7 crore rupees.

29 Nov 2017

Bhagat promises help to tribal people in Goa

The central government is making efforts to solve problems with regards to water and electricity supply, and roads of the tribal people. The union ministry for tribal affairs will bring various schemes meant for tribal population in Goa.

29 Nov 2017

Salman, security forced authorities to close gates by 4: ESG

Everybody wanted to see super star Salman Khan. This and the resultant security issues forced the authorities to stop entry at 4 in the evening and not allow pass holders to watch the closing ceremony of IFFI 2017.

26 Nov 2017

Garbage dump site issue dominates Sancoale gram sabha

The Sancoale Gram Sabha on Sunday objected to any further expansion of coal handling in Goa, but remained undecided on the issue of nationalisation of rivers resolving to take a decision only after conducting a study of the matter.

26 Nov 2017

Madgavkars demand Pandov Kopel Square to be named as ‘Chandrakant Keni Square’

Madgavkars have demanded to name the square near Pandova Kopel in Aquem Madgao as Chandrakant Keni Square

26 Nov 2017

Cansaulim gram sabha opposes coal storage and transportation, river nationalization

The people of Cansaulim-Arossim-Cuelim have joined the bandwagon to oppose coal handling and storage in Goa.

23 Nov 2017

Truck owners association members resign en masse after members accuse them of compromise

Mining transportation in South Goa from Sesa mines could start from Saturday. The final conditions - 52 rupees diesel and 12 rupees per km per tonne for ore transportation.

23 Nov 2017

Now, Taxi owners upset at cruise line tourists Cruise berth taxi

Now, Taxi owners are upset even at cruise liners. They say that they are not getting any benefit from the cruise tourists. They say that tour operators come with their own buses and this is the reason why they do not make any business.

23 Nov 2017

Panaji Mayor hints at CCTV scam under Smart City

The Mayor of Panaji Surendra Furtado has demanded an investigation into the cost of CCTV cameras to be used as part of the Smart City project.

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

Digambar in mining scam: Son appears, Bro-in-Law summoned

Special Investigative Team questioned former Chief minister and illegal mining accused Digamber Kamat son Yogiraj Kamat on Wednesday. Yogiraj told reporters after his sitting that he was an IT professional and did not know anything about mining.

22 Nov 2017

Saxttikar truckers want mining & coal transport to start

Truck owners of Salcete are desperate because coal as well as ore transport is not starting. They want both – the coal transport and mining transport to start and their trucks hired to transport it.

22 Nov 2017

Will Bethoda village bring Vanarmare in the mainstream?

The Vanarmare community in Bethoda-Nirankal panchayat continues facing opposition from some villagers while the government authorities have not provided them all the facilities. The orders and assurances by the authorities are still not implemented.

21 Nov 2017

Govind assures to solve power and water woes in his constituency

Efforts are on to solve the water and power problems in Priol constituency. Local MLA and Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude has assured to make his constituency tanker water free and to provide uninterrupted power supply.

21 Nov 2017

Mormugao Municipality not prompt in waste collection

It appears that the winds of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan have not blown over Vasco town as yet. The Mormugao Municipal council is not prompt in collecting the market waste.

21 Nov 2017

NH17 B work: Traffic on FL Gomes to be restricted

Work on the new approach road to the flyover in Vasco is to begin soon. Hence all traffic movements from IOC junction to Max mall on FL Gomes road will be closed.

19 Nov 2017

Major fire at Bicholim industrial estate

Billowing smoke heralded a major fire at the Bicholim industrial estate on Sunday. 4 fire tenders from as far as Valpoi and Mapusa besides local tenders from Bicholim were pressed into service to control the fire after waste fibre dumped outside a factory.

19 Nov 2017

Awareness on Child Abuse must for prevention: Police

Child Abuse is a very sensitive issue and awareness on this issue is must. Among the children as well as among the parents. In any such case one MUST contact the nearest Police Station and inform.

17 Nov 2017

Session Court dismisses Aires’ plea for FIR against Vijai, Aires to approach HC

Sessions Court on Friday dismissed the plea of activist Aires Rodrigues on alleged corruption case against Town & Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai. Aires will now approach the High Court next week.

17 Nov 2017

Tribals have no toilets, no treated water: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party’s Women’s wing has alleged that tribals in Quepem, Canacona, and Sanguem are still a neglected lot.

17 Nov 2017

Aquem shopping mall asked to vacate encroachment for parking

TCP minister Vijai Sardesai has asked a shopping mall in Aquem to vacate the encroached area and make it available for parking.

16 Nov 2017

Vasco fisherwomen threaten stir if vendors not removed by Mon

Fish sellers from the Vasco fish market demanded that authorities close down roadside stalls that are selling fish all over the town.

15 Nov 2017

CM says coal pollution under control, Vasco-kars say No

Coal pollution in Vasco is well under control and there is no plan to expand coal handling at Mormugao port.

15 Nov 2017

Let Sesa & truckers decide about ore transportation: CM

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar appears to be not in a mood to mediate any more about the ore transport issue.

15 Nov 2017

No river nationalization, rivers of ‘national importance’: CM

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said that there is nothing called nationalization of rivers planned or envisaged.

15 Nov 2017

Murmogao Port Trust planning on auctioning off bankrupt ship yard

Western India Shipyard Limited is in ruins. Part of the dry dock has sunk. Workers have not got their salaries for many months.

15 Nov 2017

Bharat Mukti Morcha asks govt to amend Waterways of India Act

Bharat Mukti Morcha has strongly protested against the comments made by Union Ministers and the state chief minister over issues related to coal transportation and river nationalization.

14 Nov 2017

Season’s first cruise ship arrives from Dubai, 30 expected

The season’s first cruise ship arrived at Mormugao Port on Tuesday bringing in around 500 tourists.

14 Nov 2017

Women & Child Development to go for a revamp: Rane

The complaints regarding ill-treatment and mismanagement at protective homes in the state are increasing day by day.

12 Nov 2017

Eye camp held at Colva

Goa Panchayat Mahila Shakti Abhiyan in association with the Matoshree Sevadham Arogya Seva Trust of Mumbai and Medical Research Centre of Mumbai organized a free eye checkup camp on Sunday.

12 Nov 2017

Dona Paula – Vasco ferry to start in Jan

Dona Paula to Vasco ferry passenger service may start in January 2018 if all goes well. The ferry will take just 20 minutes.

11 Nov 2017

Mapusa police arrest trio for snatching chain; burglary reported in Vasco

Three persons have been arrested by Mapusa police in connection with a chain snatching incident in Khorlim.

10 Nov 2017

Margao vendors association to hold dharna if encroachments not cleared

Margao market vendors on Friday have threatened to come out on the streets in case the Margao Municipal Council does not clear all the encroachments on the footpaths of Margao by Monday.

10 Nov 2017

Police to introduce new scheme to control traffic violations

Though the police issues more 4000 challan on a daily basis the accident rate has not decreased. Now the Goa Traffic Police has decided to introduce the Traffic Sentinel Scheme.

10 Nov 2017

CM misguided by MPT on Coal issue: Goa Against Coal

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is misinformed and misguided on the issue of coal handling and transportation by the Murgao Port Trust.

10 Nov 2017

Goa may have its own App-based taxi service but…

Goa may soon have app based taxi services. No. Not Ola or Uber. It will be Goa’s very own platform. Owned, managed and handled by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation.

09 Nov 2017

Mauvin asks to shut down new taxi counter at Dabolim airport

A new car rental service counter has come up at the Dabolim International Airport. No permission has been obtained from the Transport Department or from any agency to commission the taxi counter.

09 Nov 2017

Centre to ban LED fishing, bull trawling in state: fisheries minister

The Union Government will ban fishing using LED and bull trawling. An advisory would be out regarding this.

09 Nov 2017

Goa dairy milk safe; quality the best

Goa Dairy milk is safe and of the highest quality. And the figures prove it. This is what the management of Goa dairy wanted to put across on Thursday in a bid to put to rest all the talk about the quality of milk supplied by the cooperative.

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.

08 Nov 2017

Para teachers hold dharna over regularization

All Goa Para Teachers Association is protesting against the government for not regularizing them even after 12 years.

08 Nov 2017

Protest against demonetization, GST held in capital

The Goa Pradesh Congress committee held a Dharna to protest against GST and the demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupees notes.

08 Nov 2017

Goa Customs seizes 1240 grams of gold worth 33 lakh rupees

The yellow metal continues to be seized at Dabolim airport. The Custom officers seized 1240 grams of gold from a passenger who had arrived from Jeddah via Muscat.

07 Nov 2017

Will implement HC directives on Tourist Taxi meters within one month: Dhavalikar

Government is keen on implementing not just meters but the installation of GPS in all vehicles. In next 3 months.

07 Nov 2017

Sudin blames Parsekar for electoral loss of coalition stalwarts

In the run up to the 2019, coalition partners as well as the opposition have started taking potshots at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

03 Nov 2017

Mining truck owners come down on demand, BJP assures to intervene

The mining truck owners have finally come down on their demand. From 14 rupees per tonne per kilometer to 12 rupees 50 paise and diesel at 52 rupees per litre.

02 Nov 2017

Three-year-old child kidnapped at Margao railway station

Two teams formed to identify and apprehend the culprits and get back the three-year-old child went missing from the Margao railway station on Wednesday.

31 Oct 2017

Run for Unity held all over the state

A run for Unity programme was organized at different places in the state to mark Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s birthday.

31 Oct 2017

Two scooters land in pit dug to repair water pipeline

Callousness of government departments continues on Goan roads.

31 Oct 2017

Goa Mahila Congress memo to North Goa Addl Collector for 33 per cent reservation

A Goa Mahila Congress reiterated its demand for 33 per cent reservation for women in the state assembly and parliament elections.

31 Oct 2017

AITUC holds dharna in Margao in support of their 12 demands

All India Trade Union Congress organized a dharna in Margao on Tuesday in support of their 12 demands to the government.

28 Oct 2017

Student wings say GU VC behaving as ‘spokesperson’ of Govt

Students’ wings which were demanding open elections for the Goa University Students Council have condemned the statement of Vice-chancellor of Goa University.

28 Oct 2017

Repaired pipeline bursts again within 24 hours

The water supply to some places in and around Kurti-Ponda and Usgao will be badly affected for next 2 days.

28 Oct 2017

Goa Dairy to modernize its setup with central funds

Goa Dairy has received 7 crore 91 lakh rupees from the central government as part of national programme on dairy development.

28 Oct 2017

Vijai gives go-ahead for road at Chapora fort with modifications

Archaeology Minister Vijai Sardesai wants to conserve the Chapora fort and set up sound and light show for the tourists. Vijai, however, is not in favor of bringing a ropeway at the fort.

28 Oct 2017

Introduce Common Cadre for all Municipal employees: Elvis

Convener of Aam Aadmi Party and former Director of Municipal Administration Elvis Gomes has said that the government should now consider constituting a common cadre for all the Municipal employees in the state.

27 Oct 2017

Govt withdraws permission to PFI meet for ISI link

The permissions for the mega conference of the Popular Front of India were revoked on Friday by the Police, Madgao Muncipal Council and the South Goa district administration.

27 Oct 2017

Colva taxis to be driven only by owners after 7 pm

Taxi owners in South Goa have taken a major initiative. Colva Tourist Taxi Assocaition has decided that no taxi driver would drive a taxi after 7 o’clock in the evening.

27 Oct 2017

If Sesa Goa forcefully starts, we will stop the mining transport: Bicholim Truckers

Bicholim Truck Owners have threatened to stop the mining transport in town if the Sesa Goa Vedanta forcefully starts with the transport on its own without taking them into confidence.

26 Oct 2017

Balrath union demands regularization of their services

United Balrath Employees Union has demanded that the services of the drivers and the attendants be regularized.

26 Oct 2017

GST, demonetization led to job losses: trade union body

The All India Trade and Workers Union meeting on Wednesday criticized the introduction of GST, demonitisation and how it had led to termination of jobs and small businesses

22 Oct 2017

Kunkalli Municipal authorities visit market on Sunday for special anti garbage drive

The Kunkalli Municipal Council has decided to take serious steps regarding the menace of garbage in the market.

22 Oct 2017

Felicitation of Alysia Gomes

A young Goan lady has made the whole nation proud by winning the crown of ‘Major Intercontinental Beauty Queen 2017’ which was held in Panama.

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.

20 Oct 2017

CM tells why he scrapped Konkani Academy Lit awards

The whole selection process of the Goa Konkani Akademi literary awards was faulty and thus the Government decided to declare the proceedings as null and void.

20 Oct 2017

FIR against Sudirsukt registered by Police under legal provisions, Govt has NO role: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar informed that the FIR has been registered by the Police against Sudirsukt writer and publisher considering all legal provisions and only after proper legal guidance.

18 Oct 2017

Goenkarponn, unity themes of speeches at Margao Narkasur competition

The Narkasur completion held in Margao saw top political heavyweights present and speaking on goemkarponn and unity.

18 Oct 2017

Iran defeats Mexico to enter FIFA U17 quarters

Iran on Tuesday registered a 2-1 win against Mexico.

18 Oct 2017

Eng to take on US in U17 world cup quarters on Sat

The U 17 English team arrived in Goa on Wednesday.

17 Oct 2017

Goa Human Rights Commission orders North Goa DM to dispose Bismarck’s body

The Goa Human Rights Commission has now given an order and recommended to the North Goa District Magistrate to dispose the body of Social Activist Fr Bismarck Dias.

17 Oct 2017

Goa Forward Party against GST on Tiatrs, ask representatives to come forward

Goa Forward Party MLA Vijai Sardessai said that he was against 18% GST imposed on nataks Tiatrs by his own government.

17 Oct 2017

CCP to help joint family couples obtain individual utility connections

The CCP has decided to explore ways and means to help individual couples in a joint family to have separate gas , water and electricity connections.This decision follows a request from a corporator.

15 Oct 2017

Portuguese era bridges in Hivrem on verge of collapsing

The state Government is building new bridges on major rivers for linking North Goa with South and major towns to the capital city for developing the tourism sector.

15 Oct 2017

Some senior Congman have always raised their own stooges within the party: Reginald

Kudtari MLA Alex Reginald Lourenco says some senior Congressman have not supported loyal party workers and encouraged some of their own stooges to rise within the party cadre.

15 Oct 2017

Flood like situation in Cancona, due to negligence of WRD contractors

The farmers from rural village of Khotigao in Cancona have suffered heavy losses. The sudden rise in level of water of Talpan River is considered the reason for these losses.

15 Oct 2017

Cansaulim villagers oppose hotel project

The Cansaulim-Arossim people have asked the government to revoke the construction licence and the technical clearance granted toa hotel project in Arossim.

14 Oct 2017

Scrapping Konkani Akademi Awards big loss to Konkani culture: Writers

Eminent Konkani writers and authors have expressed unhappiness over the decision of Government to scrap the Konkani Seva Puraskar of last two years.

13 Oct 2017

Congress asks Vijai to stand in solidarity with ‘Gonekarponn’ on HC’s NGT verdict

: Town & Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai said nobody including the Government can ignore the judgment of High court over its scrapping of the notification shifting National Green Tribunal Western bench from Pune to Delhi.

13 Oct 2017

Davorlim locals oppose housing projects in village

Locals of Davorlim Dicarpale have opposed two housing projects coming up in the village.

12 Oct 2017

Dy collector directs police to keep vigil on gambling activity in Vasco

Mormugao Deputy Collector Mahadev Araundekar issued directions to the Police on Thursday to maintain vigil on gambling activity in Vasco.

12 Oct 2017

Illegal house in Navelim demolished

As per the court order, four one-room tenements have been demolished by the property owner at Navelim in the presence of police and court bailiff.

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

HC strikes down notification transferring NGT bench to Delhi decision

The High Court on Wednesday quashed and struck down the 10th August notification to transfer the Goa centric jurisdiction of the NGT western Zonal bench from Pune to New Delhi.

11 Oct 2017

Traffic congestion at Navelim junction inconveniencing locals

Traffic congestion near the Navelim Church is bothering Navelim locals as well as other commuters

10 Oct 2017

Complaint against school for assaulting child, management refutes charges

A police complaint has been filed against a school in Bardez by one of the parents for allegedly assaulting the child.

10 Oct 2017

Goans worried over proposed closure Fair Price Shops

The statement of Civil Supplies Minister Govind Gaude over the central government’s proposal of Shutting down the fair price shops in the state has not gone well with many Goans.

10 Oct 2017

GMC, district hospitals no more to be free for patients from outside Goa

Health facilities for the people from outside Goa will not be free any more either at the Goa Medical College hospital or the district hospitals by November.

08 Oct 2017

Weird accident raises questions on safety of National Highway

The state recently observed 7th state road safety week. But are our roads really safe?

08 Oct 2017

Curca celebrate Rozamche fest

Rozamche fest was celebrated at the church of Our Lady of Rosary in Curca on Sunday. the feast mass saw the attendance of a large number of devotees.

07 Oct 2017

Clash between Harmal locals and NCB sleuths

A raid on Om Star shack almost turned sour after locals attacked a NCB raiding party forcing them to open fire in the air.

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

Govt to conduct structural stability test of KTC Bus Stand Panaji

Kadamba Transport Corporation Chairman Carlos Almeida has raised several concerns regarding the current state of the KTC Bus stand building at Panjim bus stand.

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.

06 Oct 2017

Don’t divide Konkani into castes, warns Pundalik Naik

Veteran Konkani writer and editor of BhangarBhuim Pundalik Narayan Naik has blasted the people who are vitiating the field of Konkani language by creating divisions on the basis of caste and religion.

06 Oct 2017

Charters to arrive on Sat-Sun, Navy won’t close the airstrip

Charter flights will arrive also on Saturdays and Sundays. Goa government has managed to successfully convince Indian Navy to withdraw their notification to close the airstrip for on weekends for maintenance.

05 Oct 2017

Govt studying proposal to close down ration shops: minister

Civil Supplies minister Govind Gaude Aaude said that the state government was studying the Centre’s proposal to close down ration shops and transfer the cash of the public distribution scheme directly to the accounts of beneficiaries.

05 Oct 2017

Trucks parked at Amigo junction Ponda posing threat to traffic

Trucks parked at the Amigos junction in Curti Ponda are a turning dangerous to commuters.

05 Oct 2017

GGEA urges Govt to withdraw SC/ST promotions

Goa Government Employees Association has requested Goa government to verify whether the promotions given to SC/ST employees in 2006 have been given after following the Supreme Court judgments.

04 Oct 2017

CBI okays release of Mickky seized items

Former tourism minister Francisco Xavier Pacheco alias Mickky is likely to get his seized articles in the money laundering case.

04 Oct 2017

CM’s visits gives boost to infrastructure work in Mapusa

Mapusa town faces a host of problems. There is no proper sewage treatment plant, roads are in bad condition.

04 Oct 2017

Hivrem bridge needs immediate attention, says locals

Two Portuguese-era bridges at Hivrem in Valpoi which connect the village to other nearby areas are in a dilapidated condition.

03 Oct 2017

Timely intervention of Police averts major tragedy in Cuncolim

A major tragedy of self-immolation was averted due to the timely intervention of Cuncolim Police.

03 Oct 2017

Now Vijai caught up in Lamani controversy; but clarifies, with regret

Goa’s Lamani community has become a matter of controversy once again. And this time Goa Forward minister Vijai Sardesai is involved in it.

01 Oct 2017

CM assures WISL workers to take up their issue with right authority

The workers of the Western India Shipyard have finally seen a ray of hope regarding a solution to their long pending issue.

01 Oct 2017

Ponda roads crying for attention

Roads in Ponda are in completely in shambles. With roads being dug every alternate day for some or the other work, locals are compelled to drive and ride in roads full of potholes.

30 Sep 2017

Our sports bodies better at fighting among themselves : CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that as far as sports in Goa is concerned it is definitely on the rise.

30 Sep 2017

Will solve charter timing issue; 1000 charters expected this year: Govt

The government will resolve the timing problems of charter flights at Dabolim airport, the Tourism Minister Babu Ajgaokar said on Friday.

30 Sep 2017

KTC celebrates 37th anniversary, 7th pay for Kadamba employees by Oct-end: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar gave a Dassro gift to the state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation employees by announcing the implementation of 7th pay commission recommendation by end of October.

29 Sep 2017

Goa Govt moots Corpus fund for Goan sports stars

Sports minister Babu Azgaonkar has stated that Corpus funds will be introduced for the betterment of the sportspersons of the state.

29 Sep 2017

Mandrem ATM robbery accused remanded to 5-day police custody

Mandrem ATM robbery accused Vinod alias Bade Miya was remanded to 5 day police custody on Friday.

28 Sep 2017

AAP challenges CM to give free hand to ACB to proceed with CDM Smith bribery cases

Aam Aadmi Party in Goa has challenged Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to give a free hand to Anti-Corruption Branch to proceed with the CDM Smith bribery allegations.

28 Sep 2017

FDA closes down 9 vendors in Raia

Food and Drugs Administration raided 9 food vendors operating food stalls in Raia on Thursday morning without food safety licenses.

27 Sep 2017

Mapusa municipality ties up with Go-Shalla to lift stray cattle

Mapusa municipality has been authorized to collect fee from shops that are selling plastic bags of below 40 microns.

27 Sep 2017

New policy on Sports marks still beneficial: Goa Board

Sports marks new policy won’t affect the students.

27 Sep 2017

The villagers of Pale have to face a ‘bumpy ride’ due to bad roads in village

The villagers of Pale in Bicholim taluka are suffering because of the bad condition of roads in the village.

26 Sep 2017

No luck for Lucky 7 on Tue, next refloating after 15 days

Lucky 7 casino vessel missed yet another opportunity of refloating it on Tuesday, which is day of the highest high tide. It is now postponed by 15 more days.

24 Sep 2017

Is the narrow Mandovi Channel in Panaji safe for navigation?

The accidental collision between a catamarine cruise vessel and casino vessel in the Mandovi channel raises several questions.

24 Sep 2017

CM Parrikar inaugurates beautification works at Pale

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the newly beautified complex of shree Navadurga Temple surroundings at Ambegal Pale on Saturday.

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

Baina clock tower inaugurated

Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida has said Baina will be a role model for development of Mormugao taluka as various projects will be started in Baina soon.

22 Sep 2017

BP of diabetics can damage heart, brain, kidneys: Study

Beware: Night time blood pressure fluctuations in type 2 diabetic patients can have long term harmful effects on brain, heart and kidneys. In fact, this can potentially damage your organs irreparably.

22 Sep 2017

Road level to be maintained by peeling, scratching, promises TCP minister

Town and country planning Minister Vijai Sardessai said that the peeling and scratching of city roads in Madgao and nearby areas will be started soon.

22 Sep 2017

ISL 4 to kickoff in Kolkata; League’s first longer season to feature 95 games

The Indian Super league will kick off with arch rivals and season 3 champions Atletico de Kolkata clashing with runners-up Kerala blasters FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan – Salt lake stadium in Kolkata on 17th of November.

21 Sep 2017

SIT raids illegal ore trader Imran Khan’s office, residence

The Special Investigation Team of Goa police on Thursday raided residence and office of iron ore trader Imran Khan.

21 Sep 2017

Employ locals or leave the state, Vijai warns Pvt industry

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

20 Sep 2017

Wagh’s ‘Sudir Sukta’ to be recited in Ponda on Sunday

Sudir Sukta, the poetry collection by Vishnu Wagh, continues creating controversy in literary as well as social circles.

20 Sep 2017

Executive members of municipal union boycott Margao civic body meeting

The executive members of the All Goa Municipal employees union along with the general secretary boycotted the meeting convened by Margao Municipal Council.

20 Sep 2017

BIS awareness program for consumers

Bureau of Indian Standards organized consumer awareness program in Goa College of Home Science at Panaji on Wednesday.

19 Sep 2017

Vasco police arrest one for burglary

Anchor Vasco Police have arrested one 34 year old man for committing burglary in Dabolim during day time. His accomplice is still at large.

17 Sep 2017

Road safety week programme held at cancona & ponda

Several programmes were held at Cancona and Ponda on account of the 7th state road safety week. Special drives were held for awareness on road safety among the students at Cancona.

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.

16 Sep 2017

Luizinho inspects Naveli highway, tries to expedite widening work

Naveli MLA Luizinho Faleiro inspected the stretch of National Highway 17 in Navelli.

16 Sep 2017

Sea channel opened for barges to carry ore

Minister of Ports Jayesh Salgaocar was all praise for the mining industry.

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

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

Murgao bar owners jubilant as over 300 licenses renewed

Murgao liquor trade association has expressed happiness over the renewal of 312 bar licences in the Mormugao Taluka.

15 Sep 2017

Goa Forward takes Cipla to task for ignoring Goan youth

Goa Forward Party has asked the Chief Minister to intervene with a pharmaceutical company to employ Goan youth. The company has recently advertised in Karnataka for jobs in their Goa-based unit.

13 Sep 2017

CCP backs down, decides to transfer Bainguinim land to Govt

After initial defiance the Corporation of the City of Panjim backed down and decided to go against the legal advice and transfer its Bainguinim land to the government.

12 Sep 2017

Final call on Bainginim land transfer at Wed CCP meet

The Corporation of the City of Panjim has once again said it would not transfer the Baingini land to the government for the garbage treatment plant.

12 Sep 2017

Carmona villagers accuse hotel guests, staffs of disturbing the peace

Carmona Villagers backed by the panchayat body on Monday gave an ultimatum to the management of Verda resort to face revocation of its trade license if they do not keep a control over their guests and hotel staff.

12 Sep 2017

PWD offcials assures to start soling work at slippery road stretch in Cuncolim

The PWD officials inspected the slippery and dangerous stretch of National Highway 17 in Cuncolim on Tuesday.

12 Sep 2017

Fake certificate scam exposed by Madgao Police

Madgao Police exposed fake certificate racket in Madgao on Monday. Nadim Being is arrested for selling out fake certificates and degrees of SSC, HSSC and professional courses.

12 Sep 2017

FC Pune City edge past FC Bardez, qualify for semis

FC Pune City huffed and puffed their way to a 1-0 victory over FC Bardez to confirm their place in the semi-finals of the 1st AWES Cup.

09 Sep 2017

More Ganja seized, this time a Goan peddler nabbed

Vasco police booked a man for being in possession of narcotic drugs worth around 12,000 rupees.

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

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.

08 Sep 2017

Rumdamol panchayat cleans mini sonsodo

The panchayat officials of Rumdamol Davorli Panchayat conducted a drive and cleaned the garbage dumped in Rumdamol on Friday morning.

08 Sep 2017

FDA seizes tobacco worth 30 lakh rupees

Officials of the Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration seized tobacco worth 30 lakh rupees.

08 Sep 2017

18 lakhs robbed from ATM machine, machine found in Agarwada forest

An audacious, well-planned robbery went down in Pedne on Friday.

08 Sep 2017

Solar street lights commissioned in Benauli

The newly installed solar street lights were inaugurated in Benauli village at the hands of South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar on Thursday.

07 Sep 2017

Rallies held in Madgao & Pedne protesting murder of Gauri Lankesh

Margao people protest against killing of Gauri Lankesh, demand justice for her

07 Sep 2017

Bhagvat Bhajni Saptha ended on Wednesday

The seven days Bhagvat Bhajni Saptha of goddess Mauli Devi at Ugve Pernem celebrated with religious fervor concluded on Wednesday.

06 Sep 2017

Journalist assassinated outside her home

The killing of prominent senior journalist Gauri Lankesh has shocked the nation. She was shot and killed outside her house in cold blood.

06 Sep 2017

Women’s org files police complaint against Wagh’s poetry book Sudir Sukt

is a new controversy raising its head over former MLA and poet Vishnu Surya Wagh’s book SudirSukta because it’s selected for Goa Konkani Academy’s literary award. Bailancho Ekvott President Auda Viegas has filed two police complaints against this book.

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.

06 Sep 2017

Murgao Industries should start paying taxes; Mauvin

Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho has said that industries in and around Murgao will have to start paying tax to the panchayat. He said that he will be convening a meeting with the stake holders to discuss and finalize the issue.

06 Sep 2017

Mopa Airport to get more land, cabinet decides

The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to transfer a little over one lakh sq mts of land at Mopa to the upcoming Greenfield airport.

05 Sep 2017

Relatives of deceased Sesa employee allege pre-planned murder

The issue of death of a Vedanta engineer Umesh Pradhan at its Amona plant is becoming more complicated with his wife alleging that it was a pre-planned murder.

05 Sep 2017

CCTV cameras on all roads in Goa within a year

Traffic violators beware. The transport department is going to install the CCTV cameras all over the state in the next one year.

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.

05 Sep 2017

New Vaddem ground to look New again

Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho said that the dilapidated ground at New Vaddem will look new in few more month.

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.

03 Sep 2017

Kerala defeat Bangalore – Shillong combine in visually impaired match

Kerala defeated a combination of Bangalore and Shillong 2- 0 in a first such match played between visually impaired persons at Futsal indoor Arena at Chowgule College Margao.

03 Sep 2017

CM advises Michael Lobo to consider his thoughts before uttering them vehicles for police

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has mildly criticized Calangute MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo for airing his opinions without giving it a careful thought.

03 Sep 2017

Ponda welcomes people with darkness

The main road which connects Farmagudi to the town of Ponda is in complete darkness.

03 Sep 2017

ESG organizes various programmes for Cinephiles in Sept

The Entertainment Society of Goa has organized several programmes in the month of September as part of the activities of Cinephile Club.

02 Sep 2017

Branch of tree obstructing traffic at Sonsoddo cut

A broken branch of a tree that created nuisance to motorists and two-wheeler riders at Sonsoddo was chopped off by the fire and emergency services personnel on Friday.

02 Sep 2017

2-day homeopathy seminar will be held at Ravindra Bhavan

A two-day homeopathic medical seminar will be organized at Ravindra bhavan on 9th and 10th of this month.

02 Sep 2017

Stranded train passengers bemoan the absence of help desk at Margao

Passengers travelling to Mumbai from Margao on Monday were stranded after their train was cancelled.

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

CM Parrikar inaugurates

Unhappy with the Government services? Not getting satisfactory response from the officials in any department? Don’t worry.

01 Sep 2017

Contract, community farming essential to give a boost to agriculture: Vijai

Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai has said that contract farming and community farming is essential to give a boost to agriculture.

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.

01 Sep 2017

Illegal road median on NH17B sealed

The illegal opening of road median near Vales junction in alto Dabolim was finally sealed under heavy police protection on Friday morning.

31 Aug 2017

Some fishing trawlers stranded in deep sea because of bad weather

Around 15 fishing trawlers that had gone to the sea to catch fish on Monday failed to return to the jetty on Wednesday because of bad weather.

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.

31 Aug 2017

Hanuman tirth in Ponda will soon be restored

Hanuman tirth, the ancient spring with a small lake at Varkhande Ponda will soon be restored with its old glory.

30 Aug 2017

Pay parking to be re-introduced in Panaji, new CCP building to be ready in 4 years

Corporation of the City of Panaji intends to introduce pay parking again in the city.

28 Aug 2017

Cong – BJP 2:2 in ZP polls

The Zilla Panchayat by polls results were out on Monday morning.

27 Aug 2017

Chovoth, uniqueness in its diversity

Chovoth festivities are unique. And creativity is quite the feature in these celebrations.

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.

22 Aug 2017

SC stays triple talaq for 6 months, ball in Govt court

The Supreme Court by a majority verdict stayed the practice of divorce through Triple Talaq on Tuesday for 6 months.

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.

22 Aug 2017

Amidst festival of democracy, Goans gear up for Chovoth

The holy month of shraavan is over. The most eagerly awaited festival of all the Goans chovoth is just around the corner. People are waiting for the arrival of their beloved Ganpati bappa.

20 Aug 2017

Panaji may have a permanent venue for all the fairs soon

Panaji may soon have a permanent venue for all the traditional fairs and ferries. Panaji Mayor Surendra Furtado says he will write to the Chief Minister for a Utility Service Centre on the Parade Ground in Campal.

20 Aug 2017

Persons allotted plots in Shristhal in 1989 want to pay the old land rates

The Housing Board had developed plots in Srishtal village in Cancona taluka in 1989. Even though 63 out of the 80 plots were booked the allotment process could not be completed because of some reason.

19 Aug 2017

Colva villagers demand an upgraded Police Station

The queen of South Goan beaches Colva is well known among the tourists for its beauty and serenity. But the Police station in Colva is like one eyesore in the village.

18 Aug 2017

Artist accuses artists of ‘illegal’ degree, ‘Masters’ deny allegations

The degree of Master of Performing Art at Shivaji University has become a matter of controversy.

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.

17 Aug 2017

Fisheries Director Sharmila Monteiro issued show cause-notice over RFID issue

The Fisheries Department has come under the scanner after the show cause notice issued to Director Sharmila Monteiro over the issue of Radio Frequency Identification cards or RFID as they are commonly known.

17 Aug 2017

Special provisions for dengue cases in Murgao

Vasco Urban Health Centre has instructed the private hospitals in the town to provide the details of dengue cases on a day-to-day basis.

16 Aug 2017

Quepem municipality threatens Govt over health centre

Quepem municipal Council members have threatened to bring people out on streets if the new Quepem health centre is not started within 30 days.

16 Aug 2017

Mormugao municipality becomes Best performer

Director of Municipal Administration said that the Murmugao Municipal Council is the first civic body in state to have completed all the norms and achieve all service level benchmarks while utilizing 14th Finance Commission grants.

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

Felicitation programs all over the state on Independence day

On Independence Day special programs were organized to mark the 71st Anniversary of Independence.

15 Aug 2017

Awareness drive on Malaria and vector borne diseases in Madgao

Malaria cases and vector borne diseases are on rising in Margao. Authorities in a bid to curb this menace conducted an awareness program at the Margao Urban Health Centre.

15 Aug 2017

No more air traffic- 3.7 km parallel taxi-track at Dabolim airport.

The Airport Authority of India finalised the contract of the construction of a 3.7 kilometer-long parallel taxi-track at the Daboli international airport.

13 Aug 2017

Power dept in loss, reviewing all the beneficiaries: Madkaikar

Believe it or not, the power department is running in losses at an extent of 163 crore rupees. Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar himself has admitted this.

13 Aug 2017

Garbage treatment plant in Calangute to produce biogas for 50 buses: Carlos

Chairman of Kadamba Transport Corporation Carlos Almeida has said the performance of the corporation is improving.

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.

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

BPS Table tennis finals held in Madgao.

BPS Major ranking table tennis tournament finals were held at BPS Club, Margao.

12 Aug 2017

Cuncoli Bustand in bad condition, needs quick repair

The Cuncoli Bustand is completely in a bad condition.

12 Aug 2017

Sawaikar wants recycling of resources to be made priority

Save Fuel and recycle natural resources says MP Narendra Sawaikar.

12 Aug 2017

Stray animals on street leads to traffic congestion and accident

Locals from Bandoda in Ponda have raised serious over the stray dogs and cattle sitting and lying on the streets of Bandoda.

11 Aug 2017

Sancoale panchayat decides to act against illegal scrapyards

The Sancoale sarpanch has decided to initiate action against illegal scrap yards operating within the jurisdiction of the village.

11 Aug 2017

Govt High Schools in the port town totally in shambles

Bad condition of Government schools in the state is not a new thing for Goans.

11 Aug 2017

EC warns candidates to keep their poll expenses within limit

The Expenditure Observer of the Election Commission has urged people to bring any malpractices by candidates in Panaji and Valpoi bye-polls to her notice.

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

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

A family in Naveli gets electricity connection after 30 years

A five-member family living in Naveli got its electricity connection 30 years after they moved in in their new house. A newly elected panch came to their rescue.

09 Aug 2017

Mahila Congress hands over memorandum to community health centre valpoi

In an attempt to cause embarrassment to the health minister, Mahila Congress handed over a memorandum to the Health Officer of Community Health Centre of Valpoi.

09 Aug 2017

Mapusa merchants oppose locating vendors in front of their shops

Merchants in Mapusa market have opposed the Municipality's move3 to accommodate more and more non-Goan vendors in front of their shops.

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

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.

08 Aug 2017

Margao Ravindra Bhavan Chairman cries over huge pending bills

Chairman of Margao’s Ravindra Bhavan Prashant Naik has said he is paying the pending bills left by the previous committee.

06 Aug 2017

One fisherman missing after canoe was caught in heavy current off Baina

One labourer of a fishing canoe Shrikant Yadav has gone missing after the canoe got caught in a heavy current off Baina shore.

06 Aug 2017

Central govt should remove casinos from Mandovi River after nationalisation

GPCC president Shantaram Naik has said after the nationalization of rivers, it is the duty of the union government to remove the casinos from Mandovi river.

05 Aug 2017

Former Directors of VPK Coop Cred Soc demand inquiry in affairs of VPK Society

The former directors of VPK urban cooperative credit society have demanded an immediate inquiry into the affairs of VPK Urban Cooperative Credit Society.

05 Aug 2017

Raia takes the lead in rice harvesting

Paddy harvest feast was celebrated at Our Lady of The Snows Church in Raia on Saturday.

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

Pollution Display Boards will not be installed at Ambedkar Park – CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has made it clear that the Pollution display boards will not be installed at the Ambedkar Park near Panaji Bus Stand.

03 Aug 2017

CM plays with Canacona & Curchorem on IIT project

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said he is still willing to give IIT to Canacona if an alternate site is suggested.

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.

03 Aug 2017

BJP Yuva Morcha organizes Khelo Bharat games

On the occasion of 100th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay,

03 Aug 2017

Desterro parishioners in Vasco object to new demarcation of church property

The Parishioners of Our Lady of Desterro in Vasco on Thursday raised their objections to the MPT’s attempt to seek demarcation of boundary line between MPT and Church property.

02 Aug 2017

FIFA U-17 football tourney all set to begin in Oct

FIFA Under-17 Football Tournament Director of Local organizing committee Javier Ceppi has confirmed that all developmental work for the upcoming tournament has almost been completed.

02 Aug 2017

SW Railways to run special trains for Vailankanni Feast

The South Western Railways will run special trains to Vailankanni to clear the extra rush of passengers for the feast of Our Lady of Good Health in Vailankanni.

02 Aug 2017

New Vaddem finally gets an Outpost

A new police outpost was inaugurated at New Vaddem in Vasco on Wednesday.

01 Aug 2017

Assembly pays tributes to Monica Dias

Goa Assembly as well politicians across party lines from Madgao paid rich tributes to Monica Dias, who suddenly died on Monday after brief illness.

01 Aug 2017

Govt moots 6 pronged approach to make agriculture remunerative to youth

The government is planning a 6 pronged approach to incentivize and lure youth into agriculture. Creating a brand Goa for agro based Goan products was one of their priorities.

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

Capital dredging has had no effect on Vasco shoreline: MPT

Chairman of Mormugao Port Trust I Jeyakumar has said the MPT’s capital dredging has had no effect on the state shoreline. He said no erosion has taken place due to the works.

01 Aug 2017

Will conduct inquiries in matters related to GTDC properties grabbed ‘illegally’: Babu

Tourism Minister Babu Azgaonkar assured that he will conduct an inquiry if there are any illegalities when contracts were signed by Goa Tourism Development Corporation while leasing out their properties.

30 Jul 2017

Cansaulim gram sabha turns stormy on hotels in fields

The Cansaulim gram Sabha witnessed arguments between members and the sarpanch on blocked water paths and development of the village.

30 Jul 2017

Work on two Ayush hospitals in Goa to start soon

Work on the two 50-bedded AYUSH hospitals will start in Goa within a couple of months as the Union AYUSH ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding with Goa government Ayush minister Shripad Naik said on Sunday.

30 Jul 2017

Misappropriation of funds rocks Raia gram sabha

Chaos was witnessed at Raia gram sabha on Sunday over the audit report queries.

30 Jul 2017

Chicalim gram sabha opposes nationalization of Goan rivers

Chaicalim village panchayat held its gram sabha on Sunday. The gram sabha passed a resolution opposing the nationalization of Goan rivers.

29 Jul 2017

Congressmen offer to repair Mapusa roads

The roads in Mapusa town are in a total mess.

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

118th traditional Saptah commences in Vasco

The 118th traditional saptah of shree Damodar commenced in Vasco on Friday.

28 Jul 2017

Dialgon Telaulim villagers threaten ‘rasta roko’ for underpass

Locals from Dialgon Telaulim in Salcette have threatened to agitate and do a rasta roko if the authorities do not make provision of an underpass on the Western Bypass.

26 Jul 2017

Three involved in burglaries arrested at Madgao

Madgao Police arrested three persons involved in theft cases in and around Madgao city on Tuesday evening.

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.

26 Jul 2017

Mauvin proposes new overbridge at New Vaddem

The old overbridge at New Vaddem is too narrow for heavy vehicles.

26 Jul 2017

Vasco police arrests person for gold robbery from store in Mapusa

The Vasco police arrested the person involved in robbing gold items from a Mapusa jewellery store within a day.

23 Jul 2017

Cavelossim gram sabha demands Vigilance inquiry in the Balaji project

The Cavelossim gram sabha demanded vigilance inquiry in the license issued by previous body to Balaji Concept. They cited large-scale violations of CRZ rules in no development zone

23 Jul 2017

Ruckus over Sewerage treatment plant in Bandoda Gramsabha

The issues like Sewerage Treatment Plant at Undir as well as the proposed Petroleum storage and disposal firm at Farmagudi dominated the gramsabha of Bandora.

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.

21 Jul 2017

Why was Gosavi made scapegoat if Francis desecrated?

Everybody has appreciated Goa police for finally finding the culprit behind desecration of religious shrines since 2003.

21 Jul 2017

A river stream at Dhangarwado Advalpal keeps them away from the mainstream

Villagers from Dhangarwada in Advalpal are concerned since they are kept away from mainstream development.

21 Jul 2017

Madgao Ravindra Bhavan repair work to begin soon

The structure of Ravindra Bhavan in Madgao is in a complete bad condition.

21 Jul 2017

Vasco police bust a prostitution racket, arrest a woman

Vasco police busted a prostitution racket on Thursday.

21 Jul 2017

UK educational institutions beckon students from Goa

International education recruitment agencies have come down to Goa to invite students for further studies.

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.

20 Jul 2017

Hill cutting for road widening at Chicalim threatens landslides

A portion of a hill has been excavated at Chicalim to widen NH17 A. But the loosened soil is on the verge of triggering landslides, thus endangering the lives of motorists.

20 Jul 2017

10 illegal bungalows in Colvale Comunidade land, Rohan assures action

Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte has said that the government will investigate and take action against the guilty in case any illegality is found in plot allotment by the Colvale Comunidade.

20 Jul 2017

Authentic mushrooms hit the market, prices soar

The almi’s have hit the market and now available for public.

19 Jul 2017

Ramponkar want action against MPT chairman for illegal dredging

The Fishermen community from Khariwado along with members of Goenchea Ramponkarancho Ekvott on Wednesday demanded action against MPT Chairman I Jeyakumar for taking up illegal dredging without obtaining an EC clearance.

19 Jul 2017

Vaddem-kar in Vasco afraid of illness due to overflowing sewerage

The management of Mother of Merces High School and the Merces Vaddem locals in Vasco have demanded that the choked sewerage network be cleared.

19 Jul 2017

Madgao police arrest a suspect for damaging and burgling street stalls

The issue of street gaddas and stalls being burgled and damaged may have been solved.

18 Jul 2017

Churchill, Pavaskar want casino gaming rules changed, Cong opposes land-casinos

NCP MLA Churchill Alemao and MGP MLA Dipak Pavaskar have demanded that the rules of casino gaming be changed.

18 Jul 2017

Cong creates ruckus, stalls House proceedings on officer-circular issue

The first day of the Assembly session was marked with frequent adjournments and consistent stalling of the proceedings by the opposition Congress.

18 Jul 2017

BJP MLA wants quality beef supply in Goa

Bharatiya Janata Party’s MLA wants his government to monitor and ensure the quality of beef that is supplied to cold storages.

17 Jul 2017

While explaining TDR policy, Vijai ‘promotes’ dowry!

Goa Forward leader and minister Vijai Sardesai was caught off guard while promoting dowry. Not directly, but indirectly.

17 Jul 2017

Goa 365 impact: Dangerous tree over the primary school in Kurti trimmed

The Deputy Collector of Ponda has taken immediate cognizance of the issue of dangerous tree over the Govt primary school in Tambdi kelbai in Kurti Ponda.

17 Jul 2017

Bicholim Sankhali road totally damaged, locals demand immediate repairs

The main road joining the towns of Bicholim and Sankhali is in a bad condition.

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.

17 Jul 2017

15-year old Culvert collapses in Vasco

15 year old culvert at Daktolem in Vasco collapsed on Monday morning. Local councilor has assured that he will get a new temporary bridge within a week to avoid problems for the regular commuters.

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.

16 Jul 2017

Rumdamol gram sabha rejects setting up of madrassa and a park

The gram sabha of Rumdamol Davorlim panchayat has taken a unanimous decision not to allow the setting up of a madrassa and a park in the village. The gram sabha was held on Sunday.

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

Palaykar takes U-turn diversion on Mhadei diversion

Now perhaps it’s turn of ministers of Goa Forward to continue the legacy of U turns. And the issue is not simple. Diversion of Goa’s lifeline Mhadei.

13 Jul 2017

Shweta fabricated dowry story to hide her affair, claims Hoble family

Bharatiya Janata Party’s vice president Anil Hoble and his family have countered the allegation of dowry harassment by their daughter-in-law.

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

MP Narendra Sawaikar says people should not be afraid of GST in Goa

South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar has said that Goans should not panic over the implementation of Goods and Services Tax in the state.

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

Police rescue a woman confined in a room for over a decade

it’s a horrifying story. The plight of a married woman, who was locked up in a 3x2 room, it seems over 10 long years in Candolim.

11 Jul 2017

Fisheries minister to conduct survey at Malim jetty

Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar inspected Malim fishing jetty on Tuesday and held informal discussions with the fishermen.

11 Jul 2017

Brazilian and English FIFA delegations visit Goa

Members from Brazil and England visited all four training grounds and the Nehru stadium in Fatorda to apprise themselves of the condition and facilities available for the FIFA U-17 World Club.

08 Jul 2017

No Opp in Advalpal & Penha da Franca, MGP panchas switch over to Gaude in Betki-Khandola

Advalpal and Penha da Franca panchayats would function without any opposition.

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

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.

07 Jul 2017

Raia residents gherao Elect Dept EE, threaten to come on streets

Raia residents led by Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco and former Raia sarpanch Luis Quadros gheraoed the Executive Engineer of the Electricity Department Devadasana A alleging erratic power supply and excess bills.

05 Jul 2017

Mopa will be engine of Goa's growth: Mauvin

Goa will operate two airports and the new Mopa airport will be the engine of the state’s growth. Panchayat Minister and Dabolim MLA Mauvin Godinho told Captains of Industry at a logistics conference at a Panaji hotel on Wednesday.

04 Jul 2017

Police nab Tanuja's murderer husband Atish in 24 hours

Ponda Police have successfully nabbed the accused in Tanuja Naik murder case on Tuesday.

04 Jul 2017

Rohan gives 4 lakh to Revodkar, family asks for the killed boy!

Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte has ordered both the district collectors to review all the cases across Goa of the trees which are dangerous, after the Revoda tragedy.

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

Tree collapses in Revora, 11 year old dies on the spot

11 year old Samarth Revodkar lost his life after an old banyan tree collapsed on 3 houses at Revora.

01 Jul 2017

Young to old vote across all panchayats

Less number of people came out to vote in the second phase of panchayat elections, but the enthusiasm among those who voted was across the age groups.

01 Jul 2017

Only 18% GST on almost 81% per cent items

The Goods and Services Tax was finally rolled out on Friday midnight.Under the new GST regime, 81 per cent of the items will be taxed below 18 percent. This is the message that was given by officials on the heels of the launch of the GST in the Parliament by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a massive advertising blitz.

30 Jun 2017

Bicholim council says No to plastic, distributes cloth bags

The government is to ban plastic bags. In a bid to create awareness among the locals, the Bicholim Municipal Council held a cloth bags distribution program at Bicholim market on Friday.

30 Jun 2017

Locals, MLA want Kesarval spring to be restored to old glory

Cortali MLA Alina Saldanha inspected the Kesarval spring on Thursday and promised to get the Tourism Department to repair and restore the once famous spring to its former glory.

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

Cong demands revocation of circular barring Govt officers

The Congress legislature party on Wednesday resolved to ask Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to roll back the directions against officers going to MLAs’ houses and offices for meetings.

23 Jun 2017

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

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

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

Volvoi Panchayat sans Sarpanch may get its new Sarpanch soon

The Volvoi village may get its new sarpanch soon.

21 Jun 2017

Another boy jumps off unused Sanvordem footbridge

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

21 Jun 2017

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

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

21 Jun 2017

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

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

20 Jun 2017

Mapusa bus stand waterlogged

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

20 Jun 2017

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.

17 Jun 2017

HIndu Convention decalres India & Nepal Hindu nations

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

16 Jun 2017

Cyberage scheme of laptops working like a 'mafia'

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

13 Jun 2017

CM promises to tackle coastal garbage problem in 3 months

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

12 Jan 2017

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Deputy CM says RP 2021 will be released in phases

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

15 Nov 2016

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

PWD workers threaten to paralyse essential services

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

14 Nov 2016

Bandoda villagers oppose sewage treatment plant

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

14 Nov 2016

Chapter on Abe Faria demanded in text books

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

11 Nov 2016

Pednekars object to salt pan filling at Agarwaddo

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

11 Nov 2016

Doctors assure cancer cure if detected early

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

11 Nov 2016

CM arranges Rs 200 Cr for Goa in banks

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

22 Oct 2016

After 7 days, Ponda police arrest one villager from Nirankal

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

22 Oct 2016

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.