Glenn Costa

18 Aug 2018

Goa could be next, warns AAP after Kerala floods

The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday blamed the greed of local politicians and vested interests responsible for rampant illegal sand mining and hill cutting for the horrific floods in Kerala. It warned that Goa is topographically just like Kerala and it should beware lest it be the next.

18 Aug 2018

Cortalim: Farmers upset over slurry in fields

Farmers in Cortalim are upset over the cement slurry being emptied on the edges of their fields. This slurry is part of the concrete being used for the bridge construction work.

18 Aug 2018

Not in Lok Sabha race: Reginaldo

Congress Curtorim MLA Reginaldo Lourenco ruled himself out of the Lok Sabha race. He told reporters that this question had to be asked to the State unit president instead of him.

17 Aug 2018

Burning car on Zuari aggravates Cortalim woes

On Friday morning a car was gutted in the fire near the Zuari Bridge. This aggravated to the usual traffic jam. Luckily no causalities were reported.

16 Aug 2018

Land grab case: Parulekar released on bond

Former Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Thursday appeared before the Mapusa Judicial Magistrate First Class in the Serula Communidade cheating and land grab case. The case was file by advocate Aires Rodrigues.

16 Aug 2018

Panaji & Taleigao to face water woes on Friday

Water supply to Panaji and Taleigao is likely to affect on Thursday and Friday as the 750 mm pipeline supplying water to the 40 MLD treatment plant burst at Curti–Opa plant. Officials are on the spot trying to replace the pipeline.

16 Aug 2018

Chapoli dam overflows; chaos in Kerala

Incessant rain in the state led to the Chapoli dam overflowing on Thursday. The state has been hit by continuous but not very heavy rains.

15 Aug 2018

We won on Mhadei: BJP, allies

Interests of Goa are safe in the hands under PM Narendra Modi. So says Mauvin Godinho, the Panchayat Minister as he defends the Mhadei verdict.

14 Aug 2018

Cong for ban on Sanatan Sanstha

The Congress on Tuesday demanded a ban on the Sanatan Sanstha on the heels of the arrests made in Maharastra of some right wing elements with weapons.

13 Aug 2018

'Smart City' Panaji 90th out of 111 in ease of living

Panaji for all the hype over smart city status and having Chief Minster as its MLA for more than 2 decades has managed to rank 90th from among the 111 cities.

13 Aug 2018

Mapusa Market vendors threaten protest on Independence Day

Mapusa Merchant Association has threatened to hold a protest agitation after the Mapusa Independence Day function.

13 Aug 2018

RTO official caught on camera taking bribe suspended

RTO inspector Narayan Phadte who was caught on camera taking bribes at the Pollem check post was suspended on Monday pending inquiry.

13 Aug 2018

Morjim village opposes CRZ draft notification

The apprehensions over CRZ draft notifications 2018 are looming large. Latest to protest is coastal village of Morjim. The villagers have come together to oppose the amendments. Here’s the story.

12 Aug 2018

Finally – lights on Siolim- Chopdem bridge

The Siolim - Chopdem bridge has had no lights for almost a year. Locals used to complain that lots of nefarious activities were happening under the cover of darkness.

12 Aug 2018

International Youth day celebrated

Human Touch Foundation celebrated international youth day on Sunday.

12 Aug 2018

Restart of mining: govt on wrong track says Velip

Auction is not the solution for to a quick start to mining in the state. Neither is amending the MMDR Act or the ordinance route. This will only result in more litigation.

10 Aug 2018

Now ZPs want higher salaries

First the MLAs asked and got a raise.

10 Aug 2018

Formalin issue: Minister admits not possible to check all fish imports

Formalin issue is still burning. And people are still not satisfied that fish is safe.

09 Aug 2018

Margao Shadow Council alleges 60 lakh scam in garbage collection, demands vigilance inquiry

The Margao shadow council on Thursday demanded a vigilance inquiry into the door to door waste collection agency appointed by the Margao Municipal council.

09 Aug 2018

First MLAS, now sarpanchas too want higher salaries

First it was the MLAs who wanted and got a salary hike. Not to be left behind, now sarpanchas too have demanded that they get a salary hike. Here’s the story.

09 Aug 2018

Children should never be discouraged: GPSC chief

Child should not be discouraged when they come with any questions or difficulties. Instead they should be encouraged and motivated to think, so that innovation can happen.

09 Aug 2018

Goan fish for Goans: Cong

Congress has demanded that fish from outside should be banned. And Goan fish should be kept for Goans.

09 Aug 2018

CM Leaves for US, to return by 17th

The chief minister Manohar Parrikar left for the United States for a follow up to his treatment to a pancrea- related illness on Thursday evening.

08 Aug 2018

FIR filed against the indecent portrayal of women

A single Facebook post against the chief minister can land a person in jail.

08 Aug 2018

Mining solution in 3 months, Nilesh after CM meets PM

The mining issue will be resolved within the next 3 months.

08 Aug 2018

Ponda villagers want forest areas identified; submit memorandum

Veling, Priol, Cuncoliem villagers under the aegis of the Veling Priola Cuncolim Nagrik Kruti Samiti marched to the forest department demanding that the private forest review committee immediately to look into the demarcation of private forests in the area as per NGT orders.

07 Aug 2018

Backlash over Rane’s ‘London remark’ continues

Goans are not happy with Congress merely distancing itself from Pratapsing Rane’s statement made on Goans working in London.

07 Aug 2018

Interest not paid for SEZ settlement from taxpayer’s money: BJP

Goa Industries Development Corporation chairman Glenn Ticlo has countered the allegations by the Congress on the government paying public money to the SEZ promoters before the Supreme Court decision.

06 Aug 2018

Withdraw or explain, Congress tells Sr Rane on 'London Remark'

The Congress party has distanced itself from the comments made by veteran leader Pratapsing Rane on Goans working in London with Portuguese passport’s.

04 Aug 2018

Stop dreaming, Casinos aren’t going anywhere

Casinos are here to stay. They may move out from the bank of the capital city after 4 years, according to the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

04 Aug 2018

AAP demands probe into loopholes in social schemes

Aam Aadmi has criticised the government on its statements of the massive illegal development that had happened in the recent past and announced during recently concluded assembly.

03 Aug 2018

Mining resolution passes, now onus on Centre

The house unanimously passed the resolution that the Centre amend the Goa, Daman and Diu Mining Concessions (Abolition and Declaration as Mining Leases) Act, 1987 and the MMDR act so as to restart mining in the state.

03 Aug 2018

Rs 108.43 Cr loss by Mines department: CAG

CAG report tabled in the house on Friday pulled up the Mines department for failing to correctly assess the amount of stamp duty and registration fee amounting to a loss of 108.43 crore rupee loss.

03 Aug 2018

Michael & Cabral to replace Francis & Madkaikar?

It is now certain that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will drop his two ailing ministers – Francis D’Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar. Right now, two names are being speculated as the replacement – Nilesh Cabral and Michael Lobo.

03 Aug 2018

‘Goan schools/colleges silent on drugs use among youth,’ CM

On drug usage among Goan youths, CM Manohar Parrikar has raised concerns over schools and colleges not responding to government queries.

03 Aug 2018

‘GTDC incapable’ Babu justifies ‘outsourcing’

The Goa Tourism Development Corporation does not have the capacity to run any hotel. Or anything else.

02 Aug 2018

Outside Assembly, Congress lodges protest against TDR

The opposition Congress party has heavily come down on the bills passed by the government amending Town and Country Planning Act and the Mopa bill.

02 Aug 2018

Churchill brings up Cutbona Jetty issue

The Fisheries Minister has promised to sort out the mess at Cutbona jetty over parking of fish truck and downloading of fish by trawlers.

01 Aug 2018

Serula communidade illegalities rocks Assembly again

The Serula communidade land scam came up in the assembly yet again on Wednesday.

01 Aug 2018

Illegal hill cutting in Canacona; Minister promises action

Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte promised to take action against any hill cutting incidents that were brought to his notice.

31 Jul 2018

Cong calls TCP amendment final ‘sale deed’ of state

The Congress came out strongly against the way the TCP amendment bill was cleared by the assembly on Monday.

31 Jul 2018

IPB projects in industrial zones are cleared faster, says CM

If projects were cleared after consultation with everybody then there would be no need to have an investment promotion board.

31 Jul 2018

4 arrested for assault on municipality staff

On Tuesday evening a woman assaulted a clerk on duty at the Margao Municipality.

31 Jul 2018

Ban over; but will we get fish?

The 61-day fish ban is over as of Tuesday, July 31st. But Goans will have to wait a little longer for fish?

31 Jul 2018

No fail policy to be changed, says CM

The new education act will look into the problems of the no fail policy in force right now, the chief minister told the house on Tuesday.

31 Jul 2018

GF bats for TCP amendments, Vijai

Goa Forward came out all guns blazing in defence of the TCP amendment bill passed in the assembly on Monday night.

30 Jul 2018

Claude all for mining dependents, wants Govt recovery also for them

Claude Alvares has promised all help to mining workers, retrenched or otherwise, and stakeholders who had come to meet him on Monday.

30 Jul 2018

Curchorem: Occupants refuse to evacuate ‘unsafe’ building

The Curchorem Municipal council is planning on demolishing a building that has been declared unsafe. However, there is a catch. It still has some occupants there. Here is the story.

30 Jul 2018

All Goa Rapid Chess Tournament 2018 kickstarts

The first tournament for unseeded players was held at Ponda on Sunday. This one day affair saw 278 players participate with organizers saying that they were forced to close the entries 2 days prior as they had crossed their capacity.

30 Jul 2018

Margao Advocate takes Formalin Row to courts

The formalin issue has reached the courts on Monday.

30 Jul 2018

Keep your promises on 7th pay or face stir, KTC drivers to CM

KTC Drivers and Allied Employees Association to launch an indefinite agitation in case the Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd and the government do not implement the V11th pay commission recommendations as promised.

29 Jul 2018

Nigerian arrested with 1 lakh Rs worth drugs in Calangute

Calangute police arrested a Nigerian national with Ganja and Charas worth 1.30 lakh rupees on Saturday night.

29 Jul 2018

Fresh produce need of the hour: Tourism minister

Both the Sports Minister Babu Azgaokar and Mandre MLA Dayanand Sopte were present for farmers function at Ozari.

28 Jul 2018

Yet another sex racket busted at Calangute

The Calangute police on Saturday busted a prostitution racket, arresting one pimp and rescuing a victim girl.

27 Jul 2018

No Goan village to come under 2018 draft CRZ notifications: CM

The chief minister was categorical in telling the house that no Goan village would come under the ambit of the draft CRZ Notification 2018 issued by union Environment ministry.

27 Jul 2018

Will notify gambling rules, appoint gaming commissioner by Dec: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar promised that he would appoint a judicial commissioner and notify the Gambling rules by December this year.

26 Jul 2018

‘Who takes 30% commissions?’ Sopte asks Babu

The argument between Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte & Tourism Minister Babu Azgaonkar was abruptly stopped by the Speaker after Sopte alleged 30% commissions by the tourism department.

26 Jul 2018

CM assures to take up Ryan’s case with MEA

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar promised to take up the case of Goan boy Ryan D'Souza to the office of the foreign minister Sushma Swaraj.

25 Jul 2018

Mhadei diversion: Goa to file contempt case against K’taka

Goa Govt to file a contempt petition in 2 days before water tribunal hearing the matter on Karnataka diverting Mhadei illegally to Malprabha river, informed Water Resources Minister Vinod Palayekar.

25 Jul 2018

‘Over 60,000 toilets will be built in Goa under ODF’

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced that Goa government will build 60 thousand bio-toilets under the open defecation free scheme. In fact, the government will amend act to make the process easy thereby solving the problems faced by tenants for infrastructural development.

24 Jul 2018

Truck drivers carrying ‘formalin fish’ are arrested: Kerala MLAs

The Kerala government takes strict action against those involved in adding formalin to fish.

24 Jul 2018

Stop grants to those schools taking donation: Sr Rane

The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that he would take action against malpractices done by private schools as and when they were brought to his notice.

24 Jul 2018

Vijai throws RP21 ball in Assembly court

The TCP minister Vijai Sardesai on Tuesday said that fate of the regional plan would be decided on the floor of the house. The plan has already been operationlised and is in force.

24 Jul 2018

Can't force industry to employ Goans: CM

Government cannot force any company to employ Goans.

23 Jul 2018

CM says ‘that’ Formalin was ‘natural’ in fish, Expert says FDA not competent to find it

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar tried to convince the House on Monday that the Formalin found in the imported fish by the FDA was what is naturally present in the fish. But his claim is disputed by the experts in the field.

23 Jul 2018

Congress alleges govt trying to 'gag opposition'

The Congress was upset over what it called an attempt to gag the opposition.

21 Jul 2018

30 kgs of Ganja seized at Siolim, 2 Russians held

30 kilos of marijuana were seized from two Russians in Siolim, the constituency of Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar.

21 Jul 2018

Congress to move court over #FormalinFiasco

The formalin in fish issue is set to reach the judiciary with the Congress threatening to approach the courts if no action is taken by the government against the guilty.

10 Jul 2018

Sudin undergoes liver surgery in Mumbai

Maharashtrwadi Gomantak Party leader and PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar is hospitalized in Mumbai and has undergone surgery.

10 Jul 2018

Sonsoddo proposal: Cong wants polln control, Science& Tech clearance

The Congress on Tuesday demanded that the proposed black hole technology to be used to clear the Sonsoddo garbage dump be certified by the Pollution Control Board and the Science and Technology departments.

09 Jul 2018

Govt wants inquiry into flooded roads after complaint made to PM

The department of public grievances has written to the collector asking for an inquiry into a complaint filed on the recent flooding witnessed all over the state.

09 Jul 2018

Bhandaris unite, on the eve of LS poll

The ruling coalition appears to be trying all the possible equations to win the forthcoming Lok Sabha election.

09 Jul 2018

Congress alleges breach of protocol during Prez visit; demands inquiry

The Congress has demanded an inquiry into what it called a breach of protocol during the recent visit of the President of India to the state.

09 Jul 2018

Complaint filed against state mahila chief

A complaint has been filed by a NGO against the state Mahila Congress chief Pratima Coutinho alleging that she has revealed the name and the antecedents of a minor sexual assault victim.

09 Jul 2018

NGOs-Parties unite to fight CRZ notification, threaten to approach court

The agitation against new CRZ notification is becoming bigger with many NGOs and even political parties coming together to fight it out.

07 Jul 2018

Assembly elections in state in 2019? Could be ...

The Central government’s move to hold Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously have been opposed by BJP ally and NDA constituent Goa Forward.

07 Jul 2018

Rain aftermath: Gaodongrim to Netravali road blocked due to landslides

In the aftermath of the incessant rains seen yesterday, the Gaodongrim to Netravali Angem Highway was blocked for four wheelers after a portion of the road gets washed away at Ambeghat on Saturday.

06 Jul 2018

ICUs to be outsourced as per Central model: Vishwajit

The Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that the outsourcing of ICU at various primary health centres as part of a central blueprint.

06 Jul 2018

Felix Dahl Murder case: Case transferred to CBI

The High Court on Friday ordered the transfer the case of Swedish national Felix Dahl alleged murder case to the CBI.

06 Jul 2018

Govind Gaude wants Sudin sacked over inefficiency

It seems all is not well in the government. On Friday the Art and culture minister Govind Gaude has demanded that the resignation of the PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar for the pathetic condition of the roads.

05 Jul 2018

'Alliance partners threatening BJP cadres', Congress claims

The Congress party has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of ditching its party cadres in constituencies ruled by alliance party ministers. The GPCC president Girish Chodankar told media on Thursday that BJP cadres were being tortured and humiliated.

05 Jul 2018

BJP spreads the word on MSP hike. Is it a poll sop?

Union Ayush Minister Shripad Naik pushed for collective farming and advised all Indians to get into agriculture as this would ensure that they remain healthy.

04 Jul 2018

Calangute resident arrested for extortion

A Calangute resident was arrested by the police on Wednesday for extorting money from restaurants on Goa’s tourist belt.

04 Jul 2018

Don’t worry about mining; no more laws needed for Casinos: CM

There has been a lot of talk on whether there was a need to keep a stricter check on the casinos, have a gaming commission and various other related issues.

03 Jul 2018

Cong attacks govt on nod to CRZ draft

The Congress has attacked the government and its nod to the draft CRZ notification.

03 Jul 2018

Cong on session: preparing to take on govt on drugs, law and order

The Congress legislature party meeting on Tuesday was a preparation for the upcoming assembly

03 Jul 2018

Shooter caught in Panaji

A 42 year old resident of Verna Eloy Gomes was caught by the Panaji police with a unlicensed revolver and 11 live cartridges on Tuesday.

03 Jul 2018

Para teachers agitation case: Goa Mahila chief appears before Mapusa court

The state Congress Mahila chief Pratima Coutinho along with 3 others appeared before the Mapusa JMFC court on Friday to face charges for agitating near the assembly complex in November 2017.

02 Jul 2018

Coal controversy: Opponent Sankalp attacks Mormugao MLA Milink Naik

Coal is an emotive issue, especially for Vascoites. Now the battle to claim ownership of this issue has resulted in a no holds barred fight between the BJP MLA Milind Naik and his close rival Congress’s Sankalp Amonkar.

02 Jul 2018

‘Are druglords in Goa purposely let-off?’ questions Congress

The Congress has come out all guns blazing against the government’s half-hearted crackdown on drugs and gambling.

02 Jul 2018

Goan boat wooden sailboat on a round the world race

A Goa built boat crewed by Cdr Abhilash Tomy 'Thuriya' started the Golden Globe Race a 30,000-mile around the world on Sunday.

30 Jun 2018

Stop harassing beef traders: Reginald

Curtorim MLA Reginald Lourenco demanded that the government should intervene and stop the harassment done to the Goa beef traders by the cow vigilantes.

30 Jun 2018

Wall of Fatorda stadium collapses; vehicles damaged

A portion of the north side wall of the Fatorda Football stadium collapsed on Saturday. The wall built some thirty years back fell and damaged vehicles parked next to it.

29 Jun 2018

Ahead of assembly session, BJP self praises

As the Lok Sabha poll is coming closer, the political temperatures are soaring the state.

28 Jun 2018

Govt clarifies on Cong's charge on Mopa

Responding to the questions raised by the opposition, the Directorate of Civil Aviation has clarified on Govt-GMR agreement on Mopa.

28 Jun 2018

Govt modifies fire notification

The government on Thursday issued a notification exempting shops and establishments below 50 sq mts and also beach shacks from mandatory installation of fire extinguisher.

28 Jun 2018

Govt turns down Cong’s demand; monsoon session only for 12 days

The assembly session will be only for 12 days. This is final, no increase, the speaker Pramod Sawant categorically told the media.

27 Jun 2018

CCP war: Accused Corporator attacks Ex- Mayor Furtado

A verbal war has erupted between corporation of the city of Panaji councillors. Uday Madkaikar who is accused of fraud has now attacked former Mayor and log time councillor Surendra Furtado of corruption.

27 Jun 2018

Irony of ‘Smart city,’ Road to Mayor’s office in bad shape

This is an irony of sorts. While the Corporation city of Panaji is in-charge of taking repairs of the city, the road right in front of the Mayor’s office is in ruins.

27 Jun 2018

Panaji Smart City: Is pace yet to catch up?

Panaji smart city is happening, albeit slowly and unsteadily. The city infrastructure is slowly being upgraded.

27 Jun 2018

Azossim: Builder defends itself against Panchayat allegations

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

26 Jun 2018

Yuri Alemao likely to join GF

Goa Forward is going places.

26 Jun 2018

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

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

25 Jun 2018

Fatorda fish market inauguration turns into political slugfest

It was meant to be just an inauguration of a fish market. But it was in Fatorda. And it ended up becoming a stage for mudslinging of political rivals, a chance for Fatorda MLA and TCP Minister to take pot shots at his rivals and begin the electioneering for South Goa.

25 Jun 2018

MMC opposes enhanced powers to MPT

The Mormugao Municipal Council has objected to the conversion of the MPT to a Major Ports authority saying that this would be detrimental to the state.

25 Jun 2018

Congress wants monsoon assembly session extended

The Congress on Monday has demanded an extended monsoon assembly session. The upcoming 12-day session begins on the 19th July. The meeting also decided on party strategy over two contentious issues like CRZ notification and the Mopa airport.

25 Jun 2018

‘Save Frogs’ not as trivial as you think!

For many Goan’s frog meat is still a delicacy. But not only is it banned but the killing of frogs is detrimental to the environment as they perform an important task in the biodiversity chain. This group has an appeal to make.

23 Jun 2018

‘CM’s fine, stop cheap publicity’ BJP hits back at Congress

A visibly upset BJP stung by the statements of the Goa Congress President Girish Chodankar on the chief minister came out all guns blazing on Saturday.

23 Jun 2018

Inquiry into Margao Hospicio fire

The Health Minister has called for a probe into the fire that took place at Margao’s Hospicio on Friday.

22 Jun 2018

Cong alleges Govt in shambles, wants CM to step down

The Congress party demanded that the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar give up his chair, and appoint a new chief minister to run the state.

21 Jun 2018

CCP wakes up, gives 4 weeks deadline to Maharaja Casino

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

21 Jun 2018

Beach rape, drowning aftermath: Govt finally promises to enhance security, infrastructure

The government has been forced into action after audacious instances of rape and almost daily incidents of drowning.

20 Jun 2018

Complaint filed against CCP councillor, wife for fraud

The Panaji CCP commissioner has alleged fraud by 2 corporators.

19 Jun 2018

Cancona garbage issue: hunger strike to continue

The hunger strike over the mismanagement of the garbage treatment plants and the filthy conditions will continue for the next two days.

19 Jun 2018

CM mum on Ketamine, Mickky says Goa a drug hub

The recent seizure of huge amounts of Ketamine or the date rape drug as it is commonly called has only underlined the fact that Goa is a major point in the drug trade.

18 Jun 2018

Cabinet clears Monsoon session from July 19

The cabinet on Monday cleared the proposal to have the monsoon assembly session from the 19th of July.

18 Jun 2018

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

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

18 Jun 2018

Lack of students result in schools closure in Bicholim

Government Primary schools are suffering due to the decreasing number of students coming to this schools.

18 Jun 2018

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

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

16 Jun 2018

Take care of all students expenses: Congress

The Congress party on Saturday demanded that the government bear the entire education and transport expenses of the student community in the state.

16 Jun 2018

Ponda Municipality faces cash crunch

The Ponda municipality is facing a hard time financially. The reason - because of the increase in outstandings and revenue collection.

16 Jun 2018

Dengue worries in Navelim

There is a sports complex coming up at Navelim. But this is creating a lot of problems for locals given that stagnant water and consequently mosquitoes are a big worry.

15 Jun 2018

Vinod Palyekar sulks over Timeout event, says had 'no say'

The Fisheries minister Vinod Palyekar on Friday said that he was opposed to music festivals like timeout and Sunburn.

15 Jun 2018

AAP irked over lack of transparency over CRZ notifications

AAP has criticized the new draft CRZ notifications saying that this was detrimental for Goa and its tourism industry.

15 Jun 2018

Back to work, CM Parrikar holds meeting with officials

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is back in action. Friday, was his first day in office after a long spell of 3 months.

14 Jun 2018

Rains on break; will be back in 3-4 days

The monsoons came down with bang. Torrents of rain accompanied by thunder and lightning.

14 Jun 2018

Welcome Home Mr Parrikar! May start working from Fri

After 14-week long treatment in the USA, chief minister Manohar Parrikar has finally arrived in Goa.

13 Jun 2018

Tiswadi 22 hr blackout: Congress demands answers

The Congress party on Wednesday called the last Sunday 22 hour blackout of Tiswadi including the capital city a government conspiracy. It accused the government of putting thousands of residents through agony for the sake of one builder.

13 Jun 2018

100 kgs of Ketamine seized: Cong says BJP ‘shielding’ their man

The seizure of almost 100 kgs of the recreational drug Ketamine at a factory in Pissurlem Industrial Estate has raised ripples.

12 Jun 2018

Bouncer from casino dies: UD registered

Casinos have been in the news more often than not for all the wrong reasons.

12 Jun 2018

Electricity woes: Ribandar residents up in arms

On Tuesday Ribander residents met the chief electrical engineer to complain about the electricity or rather the lack of it in their area. If the problems are not solved they want one month’s bill to be waived off.

12 Jun 2018

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

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

07 Jun 2018

Monsoon is here, get your rainwear out

The monsoon is here at last. As of now it has reached South Goa with Canacona recording the highest rainfall.

06 Jun 2018

Complaint filed over illegal coal uploading: Polln control inspects

Based on a complaint Pollution Control board inspected berth no 7 of the Mormugao Port Trust Port.

05 Jun 2018

Power shut down: BJP in damage control mode; people upset, oppn gleeful

The ripples of the unprecedented power shut down are still refusing to die down.

05 Jun 2018

Madkaikar operated after brain stroke, 5th MLA suffering with serious ailment

Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar suffered a massive brain stroke late on Monday night in Mumbai.

04 Jun 2018

Vasco: Travel agent accused of fraud

A complaint has been filed with the Vasco police alleging a fraud of more than 15 lakh rupees. The complainant alleged that the travel agent cheated them after they had booked a tour to Bangkok with him.

01 Jun 2018

Mining rally supported by all parties demands ordinance, BJP says PM favours it

A huge rally of mining workers and dependents supported by all the political parties was held in Usgao on Friday evening.

22 May 2018

Casinos brings state revenue or affects public morality?

Casinos have become a part of the landscape of the capital Panaji.

21 May 2018

INSV Tarini: Globe circumnavigating heroes land back in Goa after 194 days

This journey is an inspiration for all youth. Not only for women. But both men and women.

19 May 2018

Yeddi resigns before trust vote, Kumaraswamy to be CM on Mon

Within three days, Karnataka will now have a second government. In spite of all the efforts, BJP could not manage to mobilise the majority number in Karnataka.

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.

17 May 2018

Villagers challenge MRF expansion proposals at Dhatwada

The Bombay High Court on 16 of May issued notice on a PIL filed by the Dhatwada Usgaon Citizens Forum and the Goa Foundation challenging the expansion proposals of the MRF factory at Dhatwada.

17 May 2018

Cong wants in Goa what they oppose in Karnataka

The Congress party has challenged before the Supreme Court Karnataka Governor’s action of inviting the largest single party, that is BJP, to form the government.

15 May 2018

Sarzora suicide highlights sorry state of railway tracks

The railway track passes behind the Sarzora church. But there are no lights in the area and there is no access to that lonely place. A suicide was necessary to bring these problems to the fore.

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

I’ll be back soon: Parrikar from US

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

13 May 2018

I’ll be back within few days: Watch Parrikar's video

Putting an end to all the apprehensions, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar gave a strong message to all Goans through BJP workers at Karyakarta Sammelan through a video message.

12 May 2018

NGO locks Mining dept; hands over key to police

Goa Foundation and other NGOs on Saturday locked the mines department and handed over the keys to the Panaji police.

11 May 2018

2-3 Cong MLAs to meet Amit Shah? Cong says no more for sale

Ahead of BJP President Amit Shah’s visit to Goa, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has dropped a bombshell. He says that at least 2 to 3 Congress MLAs will meet the BJP president Amit Shah.

09 May 2018

‘No state highway in Chandor,’ Sudin assures locals

Chandor village roads will not be part of the state highway passing through the area.

09 May 2018

Hunger strike against PDAs begins, activists set 7 days deadline

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

08 May 2018

Barge owners search for avenues to stay afloat

Now barge owners are thinking of changing the registration details so that they can use the barges outside the state or us them for other purposes.

08 May 2018

Scrap PDA stir: NGO to start hunger strike from Wed

NGO Goemkars against PDA members will go on hunger strike from Wednesday morning in protest of their demands not being met.

07 May 2018

Communidade upset with navy over land; threatens action

Condemning the action of naval authorities of erecting a board on communidade property saying that it is Defence property, officials of Chicalim Communidade on Monday threatened to remove the board and file a complaint with the administrator over the issue.

07 May 2018

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

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

07 May 2018

Govt, Bishop on samepage vis a vis Heritage adoption

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

04 May 2018

Girish takes charge as Goa Congress president

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

04 May 2018

High Court sets aside state’s order on ore transportation

The High Court on Friday set aside the Goa government order allowing transport of ore outside the lease areas for which royalty had been paid.

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.

28 Apr 2018

'Logistics Hub’ to be Goa's new identity: Suresh Prabhu

‘Logistics Hub’ will also be the new identity of Goa and the state has the potential to become Startup capital of the nation.

28 Apr 2018

Goencho Avaz charge: Digambar, Rane deny allegations, others call it ‘defamatory’

On Friday 14 Goa’s politicians were named including Ministers and MLAs, across party lines, besides nine companies, who have allegedly benefitted out of the Regional Plan 2021.

27 Apr 2018

Goencho Avaz drops big names, rally draws massive crowd

It was a rally that had representations from all walks of life.

26 Apr 2018

I am being targetted: Kenneth

Kenneth Silveira the man who was arrested last Wednesday and then released for a post on the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is now out and alleged that government is targeting him.

26 Apr 2018

Sanguem PSI assault: Mixed feelings emerge

The issue of a policeman assaulting one a Sanguem has invoked mixed reactions among people.

24 Apr 2018

Minister, traders meet: Online licenses, fee rollback on the anvil

The Urban development Minister Francisco D’ Souza directed the Corporation of the City of Panaji to work out mechanism to place the Trade licenses renewals online and try and reduce their taxes.

23 Apr 2018

GMC medicine tender faces legal challenge

AITUC has filed a writ petition before the Bombay High Court, demanding that the Goa medical college tender for medicines and surgical to a private company be set aside if already tendered.

23 Apr 2018

Fr Bismarque will finally be buried; Is there more truth to come out?

The Fr Bismarque saga could finally end. But whether the truth will ever be unravelled is a million dollar question.

19 Apr 2018

CM FB news: 2 day remand given; oppn condemns govt attitude, double standards

The police’s crime branch got 2 days remand for budding Vasco based politician Kenneth Silveira on Thursday.

15 Apr 2018

No electricity for 48 hours, Quepem residents gherao power dept

The Quepem electricity department was under siege on Saturday night.

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.

10 Apr 2018

Amit Shah to kick off final phase of BJP mission ‘19 in May in Goa

BJP National president Amit Shah will visit Goa in second week of May, the BJP will hold a dharna on April 12. And the state executive will meet on April 19.

09 Apr 2018

Conduct inquiry into MD, Goa Dairy scams,: chairman

Goa Dairy chairman Madhav Sahakari has demanded an inquiry into alleged scams of his own managing director on Monday.

09 Apr 2018

AAP alleges BJP not serious about corruption

The Aam Admi Party has accused the ruling BJP of going slow on various corruption investigations because their party men are involved in them.

09 Apr 2018

Goa RTO becomes first in country to accept card payments

The Goa transport department has become the first in India to accept collection of taxes and fees through credit or debit cards.

09 Apr 2018

Congress on hunger strike to promote communal harmony, peace

The Congress Party on Monday went on a day long hunger strike to protest against the policies BJP government at the Centre and promote communal harmony and peace across the country.

08 Apr 2018

Vazri: 60’s village in 21st century Goa

Vazri village is beautiful. It is located right on the banks of the Valvanti river. But it is difficult to believe that it is part of present-day Sanquelim Municipality.

07 Apr 2018

Don’t sell fields, Sudin tells Kundai farmers

Please do not sell your fields. There will come a time when no land will be available in Goa.

05 Apr 2018

‘Govt to fill vacancies in reserved categories’

The government has promised to fill up the vacancies in the reserved categories, the SC/ST and OBC leaders said on Thursday after a meeting of more than 24 groups.

04 Apr 2018

Govt allies join Opposition to condemn Speaker’s guidelines for journos

Not only opposition, even coalition partners of the BJP-led government are irked over the guidelines issued by Goa Assembly Speaker for the journalists to cover the Assembly sessions.

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

Govt allies join Opposition to condemn Speaker’s guidelines for journos

Not only opposition, even coalition partners of the BJP-led government are irked over the guidelines issued by Goa Assembly Speaker for the journalists to cover the Assembly sessions.

04 Apr 2018

Congress: Rollback assembly guidelines for entry of journos

The Congress on Wednesday has termed diktat by the Goa legislature secretariat on the entry of media into the assembly as caste & discriminatory and demanded an immediate withdrawal of such rule which is a threat to freedom of the press.

02 Apr 2018

BJP cause for people's unrest on RP 2021: Digambar

The regional plan 2021 was notified long back. And then it was held in abeyance.

02 Apr 2018

After pressure, electricity dept partly rolls back hike

Power department partly rolls back hike on Monday. Consumers will pay the same amount for the first 200 units. And there is no hike for agricultural power users.

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

Construction in fields rampant in North Goa: Congress

The Congress has alleged that construction has been going on in the paddy fields right up from Mapusa to Parra.

28 Mar 2018

Parrikar cabinet grants 6 more months to casinos in Mandovi

The cabinet took its first major decision after chief minister Manohar Parrikar was moved to the USA. And that’s regarding casinos.

28 Mar 2018

HC stays transportation of ore

The High court on Wednesday stayed the transportation of ore. The interim order came after a contempt petition filed by Goa Foundation

27 Mar 2018

Vishwajeet firm on GMC charging, but prepared for MOU with Mah

The Goa government will not back down from threats from across the border on charging Maharashtra patients in GMC.

27 Mar 2018

Customs seizes foreign currency at Daboli

Goa Customs Air Intelligence Wing seized 11 lakh rupees worth of foreign currency from two passengers travelling to Dubai on an Air India Flight.

26 Mar 2018

Don’t believe rumours, Govt is strong: BJP

The BJP has reacted strongly to purported comments by AICC general secretary Chella Kumar that the Congress would form a government anytime as there was a leadership crisis in the state.

26 Mar 2018

Ban plastic bags, we aren’t paying fees: Margao Market traders

If as a trader you want to sell plastic bags to your customers you will have to pay 48,000 rupees to the local municipality before March 31st.

26 Mar 2018

Sesa will pay salaries but protest to continue

Workers at Sesa Bicholim mines have been assured salaries, but the order to stay at home stays.

24 Mar 2018

‘Announcement on next GPCC Chief in next 10 days’

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

21 Mar 2018

TCP meet: Mandur, Batim out of PDA; Bambolim, Curca next

The Town and Country planning subcommittee on Wednesday decided to remove Batim, Azossim and Mandur villages from the Greater Panaji PDA. TCP minister said that Siridao was not in PDA so the question of removing it did not arise.

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

Is it possible to start other mines, leases of which aren’t scrapped?

Supreme Court has scrapped only 88 mining leases. The BJP governments at the centre as well as in Goa are thus exploring the possibility of starting mining on other leases as well as e-auctioning the remaining ore to keep the mining activity on.

20 Mar 2018

Development in state depends if locals want it: Gadkari

The Union minister for Road and Transport Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that the people of Goa and the government had to decide whether they want development or not in the state.

19 Mar 2018

Mining dependents storm Panaji, block roads, harass public

It was a real Chakka Jaam in Panaji on Monday with around 2000 mining dependent protestors stormed the capital city and blocked the roads of Mandovi Bridge till late afternoon.

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

Mikky bail plea adjourned for Sat

The anticipatory bail plea filed by the former tourism minister was kept for Saturday because the complainants had filed an intervention petition in the matter.

15 Mar 2018

Mines closed; mines dept asks the police to secure ore

The director of mines has written a letter to the police department requesting to depute officials or conduct regular inspections at mining leases from March 16th.

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.

14 Mar 2018

SC Mining ban: CAC recommends review petition

The 3 member cabinet advisory committee that met for the first time on Wednesday decided that it would recommend a review petition to be held on the Supreme Court order.

13 Mar 2018

Case filed against Mikky; he rubbishes the allegations

A case has been filed against former tourism minister Mikky Pacheco and three others on Tuesday for threatening and endangering the life of one D’ Silva a Betalbatim local.

13 Mar 2018

Gadkari coming to Goa next week to resolve mining crisis

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is coming to Goa next week to find a solution to the mining impasse that has struck the state.

13 Mar 2018

Gulal celebrated at Zambaulim

Gulalutsav or the festival of colours was celebrated with pomp and amidst a sea of colour in Tuesday at Zambaulim.

12 Mar 2018

Cong won’t remain a silent spectator: Chellakumar

Behind the curtain, activities have gained momentum in the Congress camp as the BJP-led coalition government has started showing signs of instability.

09 Mar 2018

Will BJP-led cabinet agree to dissolve Assembly for mid-term poll?

Many politicians from ruling and opposition predict that Goa may go for mid-term Assembly election along with Lok Sabha next year.

09 Mar 2018

PDA opposition: Mobocracy or democracy? Asks Vijai

The TCP minister Vijai Sardessai is in the eye of the storm over the formation of PDAs said that if people were against them, then they should approach him with their objections.

07 Mar 2018

AAP criticises Parrikar move on committee formation

The Aam Admi party on Wednesday criticized the formation of the 3 member advisory committee by the chief minister.

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

Ministers’ Com is fine, but where’s the order, asks BJP minister Francis

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has appointed an advisory committee of three ministers to run the government in his absence. But BJP minister Francis D’Souza is still waiting for a written order to run the government.

05 Mar 2018

Forest Department dismisses appeal against Cutting of trees at Mopa

The Forest department dismissed the appeal by an NGO against what they termed as excessive and illegal cutting of trees at the site of the Mopa airport on Monday.

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

All-party delegation to leave for Delhi on Monday

The all party meet on mining held at the secretariat on Thursday decided to take an all party delegation to the Centre.

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.

28 Feb 2018

Congress gleeful, allies circumspect over Shah Mahdei statement

The Congress was gleeful and the allies adamant over BJP National president Amit Shah’s statement promising to share Mhadei water with Karnataka if the BJP is voted to power there.

28 Feb 2018

Clean the mess or face protests: Curtorim locals on Sonsosddo garbage

Curtorim locals backed by the local bodies and the MLA have threatened to come out on the roads if the authorities fail to take steps to keep the Sonsosddo garbage from flowing on the roads.

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.

26 Feb 2018

NGPDA: Opposition mounts to Calangute PDA

The North Goa PDA has put up the Outline Development plan of Calangute, Candolim and parts of Arpora.

26 Feb 2018

AAP Goa protest against BJP harassment to Delhi Govt

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

24 Feb 2018

Govt giving step-motherly treatment to Goan football: GFA

Crores of taxpayers money are being spent on top level football. But there is no help for it at the grassroots, the villages.

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.

22 Feb 2018

Just 10% rise in Tourism allocation

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

22 Feb 2018

Parrikar budget focuses on jobs, IT & Edu; no taxes right now

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar tabled the budget on Thursday, without a proper budget speech.

21 Feb 2018

Govt to fight SC order on mining in court

The government would fight the Supreme Court order laying aside the lease renewals of 88 mines, the Acting head of the house Sudin Dhavalikar said in the assembly on Wednesday.

21 Feb 2018

Govt’s biased toward opposition constituency: Congress

The opposition Congress tore into the government accusing it of discriminating in doing development work in opposition constituencies.

21 Feb 2018

Drug traders misuse students visa in Goa: Congress

BJP & Cong MLAs demand strict watch on foreign students studying in Goa to check on drug menace.

20 Feb 2018

Goan Visvon cheaper in Singapore than in Madgao

Goan Visvonn is sold at a cheaper rate in Singapore, but costs a bomb in Madgao.

20 Feb 2018

Tourism Minister, Mandrem MLA fight it out in Assembly

This argument was just waiting to happen. Tourism Minister Babu Azgaonkar targeted Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte for not attending Morjim’s first Carnival event this year.

19 Feb 2018

Some Congmen want this session to continue, will it be before monsoon?

The Congress Legislature party agreed to the curtailment. But there were obviously dissenting voices at the meeting of the party leaders held before the assembly session on Monday morning.

19 Feb 2018

Shripad’s presence at BJP meeting raises eyebrows

Eyebrows were raised when Union Minister Shripad Naik also attended the meeting of BJP MLAs held on Monday before the Assembly session.

19 Feb 2018

Sudin to ‘table’ budget on Thu, adjourn session to meet during monsoon

It’s official. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will not present the budget.

19 Feb 2018

Sudin to ‘table’ budget on Thu, adjourn session to meet during monsoon

It’s official. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will not present the budget. Instead, PWD Minister Sudin Dhawalikar will only table it and passed.

17 Feb 2018

Taxi drivers to push for assurances of compliances

Taxi owners met Parra MLA and deputy Speaker Michael Lobo over the issue of speed governors.

17 Feb 2018

2 killed in bus accident at Panaji KTC

Passengers were alighting from a Ponda bus when a local Taleigao bus sped into the Panaji Kadamba bus stand from the wrong side and ploughed into the unsuspecting alighting passengers. Two lives are lost, while a 25-year -old is battling for her life at the GMC.

15 Feb 2018

File FIRs against guilty, begin recoveries: Goa Foundation

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

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

GF denies Cong sale of statue allegations

The Goa Forward Party on Wednesday denied the charges made by AICC secretary Girish Chodankar that the party had sold the issue of Jack Sequeira statue for a PDA chairmanship and 4 files.

14 Feb 2018

Mining closure, no impact on state economy: CM

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has made two things very clear on the issue of mining ban.

14 Feb 2018

FC Goa, Chennaiyin FC locked in do or die battle

FC Goa’s slick possession-based football especially while attacking had made them one of the hot favourites in the Hero Indian Super League.

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.

13 Feb 2018

Disallowing statue resolutions deliberate insult to Jack Sequeira: Cong

The Congress party on Tuesday said that Speaker Pramod Sawant should allow the tabling of the Private members resolutions in the upcoming assembly session.

13 Feb 2018

PMO seeks report on mining from Parrikar

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that the Prime Minister’s office had contacted him soon after the Apex Court order on Goa mining.

10 Feb 2018

Valpoi locals opposed to reserved forests demarcation

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

08 Feb 2018

CM predicts mining restart in 6 months, Speaker says but it won’t be the same

There is a speculation that it could take three to five years for the mining to start again in Goa. But chief minister Manohar Parrikar claims it would start in 6 months.

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.

06 Feb 2018

MGP wants Lohia, TB Cunha statues; BJP wants Shivaji’s statue

Counter-strategies are being planned to checkmate the resolution to install Dr Jack Sequeira’s statue in the Assembly complex. The Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party wants statues of Dr T B Cunha and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia.

06 Feb 2018

Lift irrigation in Advoi not working for 2 months

Farmers from Advoi village of Valpoi are upset because the Lift Irrigation Scheme of Irrigation Department is not working for the past two months.

05 Feb 2018

Panzarconi locals protest NH road widening; Meet CM

Locals and Ex Cuncoli MLA Joaquim Alemao met the chief minister Manohar Parrikar and the TCP minister Vijai Sardesai at the assembly Complex on Monday.

05 Feb 2018

New automatic vehicle licensing institute on anvil; RTO Director

An inordinately large number of people passing their driving license examinations, huge number of vehicles and large number of fatal accidents.

03 Feb 2018

Budget pro rural, widely welcomed, says Sawaikar

Minimum support price has been increased one and a half times, operation green, rural markets and krishi cards for fishermen.

03 Feb 2018

Govt conspiracy to finish Konkani movement, no Official Language Day celebrated

Young leaders of Konkani movement have alleged that the BJP-led coalition government has hatched a conspiracy to finish the Konkani movement.

03 Feb 2018

Siolim villagers irked over water shortage

Flowing water. But nothing for the people, for the villagers. Siolim has been facing water problems on a regular basis.

31 Jan 2018

Contradictory versions of student assault incident in Margao

There are cross signals coming on the assault case involving a student and the principal of a prominent Margao school.

30 Jan 2018

15 buses launched. Next, new library for Cujira Edn hub, promises Parrikar

The Cujira education complex will have a new library and the traffic system will be up to date.

29 Jan 2018

Chaos outside collectorate

Early morning office goers were greeted by a crowd surrounded by cops outside the Collectorate.

26 Jan 2018

CCP cries foul over piped gas payments

The capital city, its surroundings and Ponda town will soon get piped gas.

24 Jan 2018

Francis walks out of jail

Finally, Francis walks out jail, on bail.

22 Jan 2018

BLOs submit memorandum to Collector on demands

BLOs are upset because they feel that they are being made to work in inhuman conditions by the Chief Electoral Officer.

22 Jan 2018

Most legislators give madhei talk a miss

If Karnataka succeeds in its attempt to divert Mhadei water, not only will Goa not have water but Karnataka too will not have any.

22 Jan 2018

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

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

21 Jan 2018

Taxi strike called off. Did Parrikar do a U-turn?

The taxi strike has been called off and the taxi operators are calling it a victory.

20 Jan 2018

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

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

19 Jan 2018

CM dismisses taxi strike, warns of action against violence

The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has dismissed the ongoing taxi strike, says the implementation of ESMA is just a precautionary measure.

19 Jan 2018

Taxi drivers defy Govt orders, strike is on

The Taxi strike has happened. Fiery speeches and defiance marked the gathering of taxi owners gathered in large numbers at Azad Maidan.

18 Jan 2018

GTDC threatens to bring in Uber, Ola-type apps if taxis strike

If the taxi operators go ahead with their strike and bring a bad name to Goa, Government will be forced to bring in Uber or Ola -type of services.

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.

18 Jan 2018

Goa Foundation wants mining leases to be banned, claims rampant illegal mining

Illegal mining is still happening in the state. And there is central government data to prove it. The data says that 25% of all illegal mining has happened in Goa.

17 Jan 2018

Common man not getting justice: Tamhankar

Law and order is in peril, and cops are not taking action once complaints are made.

15 Jan 2018

38 Baina structures to be demolished on 18 Jan

The demolition of 38 structures along the Baina coast for violating the CRZ norms will take place on the 18th January. There are a total 121 structures under the scanner including these.

15 Jan 2018

Girish accuses BJP led govt of humiliating Bahujan leaders

Congress leader Girish Chodankar has accused the BJP-led government as anti-Bahujan Samaj government which has been humiliating people from the opposition as well as from their own party. He has reacted sharply after Goa Forward minister Vijai Sardesai calling him Bondo.

15 Jan 2018

Shantaram attacks CM on Mhadei letter, wants Amit Shah, dead judge cases reopened

The letter by the chief minister Manohar Parrikar to the Karnataka BJP president S Yedurapa on the Madhei issue, the case filed against a BJP officeholder for assaulting a government on duty,

14 Jan 2018

Open spaces % down, FAR, coverage up in IDC plots as budget around corner

Time bound transfer policy, extra land for allotment, more built up area open plots were some of the long overdue reforms that were notified by the Goa IDC in January. The total plot area in IDC is one crore forty lakh sq mts.

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.

13 Jan 2018

Cop assaulted, Busses go off roads

It started off as a dispute between Kadamba Transport Corporation private bus drivers. And almost ended up in a major brawl and a possible law and order situation.

13 Jan 2018

Curca church broken into; statues stolen, recovered

Picturesque Curca was in shock on Saturday. Their church was broken into by 7 persons - 5 men and 2 women on a sleepy Saturday afternoon.

12 Jan 2018

Cong demands written commitment from MPT & Centre on coal expansion

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

12 Jan 2018

4 SC judges blast court administration & CJI

The whole country was shaken up on Friday when four sitting Supreme Court judges went out to the media and blasted the faulty administration of the apex court as well as the Chief Justice of India.

11 Jan 2018

Common service delivery portal for urban bodies launched

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar launched Common Service Delivery Portal for Urban bodies on Thursday.

10 Jan 2018

State will celebrate opinion poll on 16 January

The state will celebrate opinion poll on 16 January, the chief minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters on Wednesday.

10 Jan 2018

Goa to screen censored Padmavati: CM

Goa will screen censored version of movie Padmavati. This is confirmed by chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

10 Jan 2018

CM: GSL’s minesweeper contract not cancelled

The venue for IIT is still not finalised. Goa government has requested the central authorities to inspect the land area earmarked for the IIT in the Sanguem – Quepem belt.

10 Jan 2018

PM to inaugurate third Mandovi Bridge in Aug

The chief minister has invited prime minister to inaugurate the third bridge on the Mandovi River.

10 Jan 2018

Month long budget session from 19 Feb

The budget session of Assembly will begin from the 19 of February till the 21 st of March.

09 Jan 2018

CM assures action against ‘private’ policing of beef sale

Beef, beef or no beef. Is it becoming a controversy because private NGOs are allowed police beef import into the state? But Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has now assured strict action against these elements.

08 Jan 2018

IIT in Sanguem-Quepem may soon be a reality

An IIT may finally come to Goa in the Sanguem – Quepem belt.

08 Jan 2018

Cong accuses CM of not implementing 'Public Services Act'

The Congress accused the Manohar Parrikar led government of not implementing the Right of Citizens to Time Bound Delivery of Public Services Act 2013.

08 Jan 2018

Beef strike hits 3rd day

The heat over Beef is still refusing to die down. On Monday The Congress said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would never sort out the beef issue because of the influence of the RSS.

08 Jan 2018

GSPCB issues conditional consent to 27 mining leases, suspends consent of JSW

The Goa State Pollution control on Monday suspended the JSW coal handling consent to operate as they have brought in larger amounts then they were permitted to.

06 Jan 2018

Goa Forward against ‘common’ tourists, GTDC says we can’t oppose them

Goa Forward is not in favour of common Indian tourists coming to Goa. They want to make Goa a costly destination so that only high-end Indian tourists come here.

03 Jan 2018

Goa can't stop Karnataka 'using' Mhadei water, diversion opposed: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that it was not possible to stop people from Karnataka from using Mhadei river water both for drinking or irrigation as the river travelled through it.

03 Jan 2018

Do 'roadside' tourists benefit Goa?

Tourists drink on the beaches and pee in the corners. Cook on the roadside, use the fields and dark corners as toilets.

18 Dec 2017

Goa to be garbage-free by 2019, reiterates CM in House

The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government would also have a garbage disposal and sorting unit at Verna.

15 Dec 2017

Congress responsible for coal handling, expansion: CM

The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the house that clearance for both Coal handling and expansion has been given by the Congress governments. He said that a health survey to find out if there were any health issues in Murmugao or Vasco would also be done.

15 Dec 2017

Boost for start-ups in Goa, schemes to be implemented before year ends

Great news for all the IT enthusiasts in the state. IT Minister Rohan Khaunte told the house that the schemes of IT startup policy will be implemented before the end of this month. Similarly HR infrastructure to support this policy will be in place by March.

15 Dec 2017

80% employment for Goans not feasible: Parrikar

The chief minister Manohar Parrikar said it was not possible to shut down factories that were not employing Goans.

14 Dec 2017

Traffic to be a Subject in schools: CM

Every Goan student would now study Traffic Rules as a subject in the school. And the government has also appointed a consultant to give feedback on the traffic-related issues including issuing of licenses, traffic education, training and enforcement.

14 Dec 2017

Sopte stuns the House on illegal conversions, Vijai assures probe

Town and country minister Vijai Sardessai was taken a back when Mandrem MLA presented series of land conversion cases, which sounded illegal and violating CRZ guidelines. The minister has now assured the House to investigate all the cases. Also those where demolitions are delayed for years together.

13 Dec 2017

CM Manohar Parrikar celebrates his 62nd birthday

The chief minister Manohar Parrikar is celebrating his 62nd birthday on Wednesday. He has been Chief Minister since 14 of March this year. He was also previously Chief Minister from 2000 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2014.

13 Dec 2017

Want 40 days of assembly from next year: CM

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said that he planned to have at least 40 days of sessions in the next year. He told reporters after this would help MLAs to spread out the questions better and give time to the government to answer them better.

11 Dec 2017

MGP screams conspiracy over merger news

The Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party has termed the news of its merger with its coalition partner, the Bharatiyta Janata Party as a conspiracy to damage the party. It categorically denied that there are any plans to merge the party or that this point would be discussed at the general body meeting that will be held on the 17th of December

11 Dec 2017

CLP wants half an hour discussion on rivers in session

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

11 Dec 2017

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

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

09 Dec 2017

Govt should compensate us, improve infrastructure: shack owners

Shack owners have demanded that the government compensate them for the damages suffered by them in the aftermath of the cyclone. They said that the compensation amount should at least equal to the fees that they are paying to the government.

08 Dec 2017

Action-packed armed robbery at a bank, 3 flee with gold & cash

For Goa, it was like Bollywood movie. 5 armed men attempted to rob the Indian Overseas Bank at Verla- Canca on Friday evening.

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.

06 Dec 2017

Proper operating procedures, systems to combat disaster by next year: CM

The government will put in place standard operating procedures to ensure proper response in case of disasters, the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters.

06 Dec 2017

If guilty will be punished: CM on DIG allegations

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters on Wednesday that the guilty would not be spared referring to Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Vimal Gupta and allegations of bribery over closure of a departmental inquiry.

05 Dec 2017

TCP official to head Murgao PDA: Vijai

Greater Panaji PDA will get a head. And so will the Mopa PDA. But the Murgao PDA will not get a new head. But it will get an officer from the Town and Planning Department to look after the various requirements including licensing and occupancy.

04 Dec 2017

Is Girish frontrunner for Goa Cong chief?

The Congress party is in the final days of its election process.

04 Dec 2017

Feast of Goencho Saib celebrated

The feast of Goencho Saib, or Saint Francis Xavier was celebrated on Monday with traditional pomp and gaiety.

30 Nov 2017

Baina-Panaji ferry to start from Fri

Ferry operations from Baina to Panaji would start on Friday. The boat would also travel to Badga, Fort Aguada in Sinquerim and Old Goa.

30 Nov 2017

Goan youth dies in Holland in a tragic accident

In an unfortunate incident a 28 year old youth from Margao was found dead in a canal in far away Holland.

30 Nov 2017

Aires appears before Anjuna police, Palayekar denies hand

The accused in the defamation and outraging of modesty case social activist Aires Rodrigues appeared before the Anjuna police station on Thursday morning.

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

FC Goa plays strong Bengaluru team on Thursday

Goans will witness the Spanish and Barcelona style football live as the gaurs take Bengaluru FC in their first Indian Super League home match on Thursday. The match at Fatorda’s Nehru Stadium will kick off at 8 in the night.

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.

28 Nov 2017

More passes than seats: Controversy mars IFFI closing ceremony

That was all the glamour from inside the IFFI closing ceremony, but outside the venue, it was not-so happy experience for many.

27 Nov 2017

Quepemkars to come on streets if govt hospital not inaugurated by Jan 3

Quepem council has set a deadline of January 3 for the government to begin operations at the Quepem government hospital. If not they will bring the people out on the streets and force a confrontation, they threatened.

27 Nov 2017

Withdraw notice to Gandhinagar Archbishop: Cong

The Congress on Monday demanded that the Election Commission withdraw the notice to the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Gandhinagar, Thomas Macwan.

27 Nov 2017

Activist attack: attackers dare him to call cops

Adv Aires Rodrigues was attacked in his office on Monday. Some six persons including a women first verbally grilled him and then threw a bottle of black ink on the activist who has been in the news for his attacks on various sections of people including government. He has refused to file a police complaint about the incident.

27 Nov 2017

Digambar bail arguments in mining case this week, Louis Berger next week

Former chief minister Digamber Kamat’s anticipatory bail application in Dr Praful Hede lease renewal condonation case has been fixed for arguments on the 1st of December while the rejoinder has to be filed by the 7th.

26 Nov 2017

Keri to be defecation-free within a year

Keri panchayat plans to make the village defecation free within a year and ensure 100 per cent water to all within 2 years.

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.

25 Nov 2017

Anti social elements causing nuisance at Sada Govt school; MLA promises action

The government school at sada has been beset with anti social elements hovering and creating nuisance around its premises. This is especially evident during interval and once school ends.

25 Nov 2017

Ore transportation restarts from Codli

Ore transportation has finally resumed from Vedanta’s Codli mines on Saturday. The transportation resumed on the Codli to Capxem and Codli to Amona route.

24 Nov 2017

Tobacco is the cause of 90% cancer in India

Tobacco is the major reason for cancer in India. 40 to 50 per cent of all cancers are due to tobacco and one third of cancers in India are head and neck cancers. And 90 % of these cancers are due to tobacco

24 Nov 2017

Congress opposes new PDAs; wants govt roll back

The Congress party on Friday has come out openly against the newly formed PDAs announced by TCP Minister Vijai Sardessai. MLA Reginaldo Lourenco told reporters that this was a way for corruption to enter through the back door.

24 Nov 2017

Political vendetta? God knows what it is: Digambar

Former chief minister Digambar Kamat says that Almighty God knows what is the truth behind illegal mining. He doesn’t want to spell it out at this stage. According to him, he is innocent.

23 Nov 2017

North Goa PDA divided into 3; 1 yr prison for illegal conversions: TCP board meeting decides

There were far-reaching decisions at the more than 3 hours long 160th meeting of the town and country planning board. North Goa PDA is to be divided into three separate PDAS, and illegal convertors of orchard land will get 1-year imprisonment.

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.

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

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

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

21 Nov 2017

Digambar’s son summoned by SIT, Digambar to appear on Fri

Former chief minister Digambar Kamat did not appear before the Special Investigation Team on Tuesday citing health issues.

19 Nov 2017

Security & traffic arrangements in place for 48th IFFI

Security and traffic are an important aspect of any international festival. And IFFI 2017 is no exception. Especially as there are more than 300 Hollywood and Bollywood stars including union ministers set to grace the 48th edition of the film festival.

19 Nov 2017

Chaos, confusion mar Davorlim gram sabha

Chaos and confusion marked the gram sabha at Davorlim on Sunday. The gram sabha was adjourned for a short while till order could be restored.

18 Nov 2017

Digambar fears arrest in mining case, court refuses interim bail, house raided

Former chief minister Digambar Kamat fears arrest once again.

18 Nov 2017

Taxi owners want Vijay to stop police harassment, give preference for locals

TCP Minister Vijai Sardessaipromised taxi drivers that he would ensure that police do not harass them in South Goa.

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.

13 Nov 2017

Politics reason for low charge sheet ration in Goa corruption cases: oppn, expert

The police do not investigate corruption cases professionally. Also enforcement agencies are used to file cases keep opposition in check.

13 Nov 2017

Now Cong says BJP responsible for bringing Coal to Vasco

has got political parties at each other’s throats. The BJP had blamed the Congress for giving permission to coal handling the other day.

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

Don’t want Coal, don’t use electricity: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said that those who did not want any coal to come into the state should not use electricity as coal was needed to generate electricity.

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

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.

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

Ore transport is a business, they can shift to some other: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters that ore transport is a business. And most of the truck owners employ non-Goan drivers.

08 Nov 2017

Govt to follow new recruitment system, post-creation in 30 days

The Manohar Parrikar has taken a major decision on recruitment procedure.

07 Nov 2017

Sangoldkars demand revocation of brewery NOC

Locals are up in arms over the licence given by the Sangolda panchayat to a microbrewery within its jurisdiction.

07 Nov 2017

If Goa does not want them, projects will be shifted to Maharashtra: Gadkari

The union minister Nitin Gadkari said that if Goans did not want any development projects in the state including coal transportation or transportation of iron ore then those projects would be shifted to neighboring Maharashtra.

06 Nov 2017

Aires has taken supari from drug lobby: Vijai Sardesai

Goa Forward Chief Vijai Sardessai has hit out at social activist Aires Rodrigues, linking him to drugs lobby.

04 Nov 2017

No dredging; coal pollution very prominent: Vasco NGO

Vasco NGO, Goa against Coal has said that they would not allow dredging of the Zuari river at any cost.

03 Nov 2017

KTC Monthly bus pass scheme to close by Nov end

From December 1 all the commuters travelling by Kadamba will have to pay full fare. This is because the validity of the popular monthly pass for its services will end in November.

03 Nov 2017

MGP also toes Goa Forward line, demand two more PDAs

After Goa Forward, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party also wants its share in the PDAs.

03 Nov 2017

upping the ante at sada ,locals hit back

The controversy over the Sarvajanik Ganesh venue at Sada, Vasco is threatening to snowball into a major controversy with locals threatening that the demolition of the structure could lead to a law and order problem.

31 Oct 2017

4 Apna Ghar employees suspended, 31 transferred, more to follow: Vishwajit

Woman and Child Development Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday suspended 4 persons and transferred 31 in a bid to streamline the troubled and often in the news for the wrong reasons Apna Ghar or short stay home in Merces.

31 Oct 2017

BJP speaks to CM on job creation

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday sought to set to rest and allay apprehensions on the controversy generated over the announcement of the government job appointments in the state.

30 Oct 2017

Finally IIT in Goa? Collector holds 1st meeting over Sanguem location

The proposed IIT, Goa could finally find a place to roost in the state. The government has identified more than 9 lakh sq mts in Sanguem taluka, Kotralim in particular.

26 Oct 2017

Strong winds, heavy rain ground 2 ferries in Mandovi; passengers rescued

Passengers crossing the Mandovi got a scare when strong winds along with heavy rains forced their ferry off course and into a sand bank.

26 Oct 2017

NGO wants investigation on foreigners sick leave certificates

NGO Savera today demanded that a proper investigation be conducted into details of government doctors giving sick certificates to foreigners on Thursday.

26 Oct 2017

Garbage on Panaji-Old Goa Bypass: HC issues notice to Merces panchayat

Justice Prithviraj Chavan of the Bombay High Court at Goa on Wednesday directed that notice be issued to the Merces Panchayat over the inaction of the authorities against the continued dumping of building debris and garbage along the Panaji-Old Goa bypass road. Justice Chavan adjourned the matter to October 31st for further hearing.

24 Oct 2017

Dharbandora RTO office, a nightmare for locals

Getting any work done at the Dharbandora RTO office is a nightmare. In this present day and age of digitalization and e services, people who come to the office for any of the services like vehicle registrations,

24 Oct 2017

Dhirios legal, says former tourism minister

Former minister Mickky Pacheco has posed an open challenge before the Parrikar government by attending Dhirio in Betalbatim. According to him, the Assembly has already passed a bill to legalise Dhirio and policy simply cannot stop it.

24 Oct 2017

Parrikar has agreed to close Sudirsukt police probe: BJP

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has agreed to try and close the investigation over its former MLA Vishnu Wagh’s controversial book Sudirsukt.

21 Oct 2017

Police accused of dual standards on FIRs

The issue of filing of FIRs hit centre stage once more with questions being asked on what criteria are being used by police to decide when to register FIRs despite apex court directions.

19 Oct 2017

Holiday on Dec 4 for St Xavier's feast

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

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.

16 Oct 2017

BJP hold rally to protest Kerala killings

The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday held a protest rally to condemn the deaths of BJP-RSS activists in Kerala.

16 Oct 2017

Menino Jesus Fama celebrated at Colva

The famous Fama of Menino Jesus was celebrated with pomp and grandeur at Colva’s 400 year Our Lady of Merces church on Monday

14 Oct 2017

Will come out on roads if transport rate not increased, mining truckers threaten

Truckers on Saturday threatened to come out on the streets in case the government does not agree to their demand of Rs 14 per tonne per km.

13 Oct 2017

Govt plans to make Grande Island top tourist spot

The Government is planning on converting Grande Island into a tourist spot. This island is just off the Baina coast.

13 Oct 2017

Idle mining trucks to get 8000 Rs per month

Mining Trucks that are idle will get 8000 rupees per month under a new scheme announced by the government.

13 Oct 2017

MOU signed for 261 kms green highways in state

The state government and the Centre have signed an MOU to build green highways in Goa. The MOU was signed between the Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited on 13 of October.

12 Oct 2017

Margao citizens clear footpath off illegal sellers

Citizens of Margao on Wednesday cleared footpaths in front of Communidade Bldg Just 50 mts from Margao Municipality and Near pickup stand.

11 Oct 2017

High Court dismisses Cong plea on Vishwajit disqualification

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

11 Oct 2017

Kidney transplant: first in GMC then in private hospitals

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

11 Oct 2017

NCP to approach court on open elections

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

10 Oct 2017

Hazardous biomedical waste dumped at Sao Jose de Arial

Just a week ago Swacha Bharat Abhiyan was observed all over the state. But it looks like it was just for a day.

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.

10 Oct 2017

Why different rules for common man, casino players? Asks Congress

The Congress has asked the government why it had different rules for casinos and common people because it was allowing a common man can only spend 2 lakh rupees in cash but those who frequent casinos to spend lakhs and lakhs of rupees in cash while playing the games.

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.

06 Oct 2017

Babu Kawlekar, brother get bail

The Sessions court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to opposition leader Babu Kawlekar and his brother Babal Kawlekar.

06 Oct 2017

Women's’ groups fight over surrogacy case

Two women’s organisations have torn into each other over a case of girl being sexually assaulted while using her as a surrogate mother.

05 Oct 2017

Jharkhandi held for desecrating cemetery after Francis was arrested

The police have arrested one person from Jharkhand in a cross desecration case. But this is for only one desecration.

05 Oct 2017

Lucky 7 refloated, to start business in Mandovi after repairs

Thank God for small mercies. Even though it was ultimately that MPT tugs had to pull the Lucky 7 into the Mandovi channel, the unlucky vessel is out at last.

04 Oct 2017

PM has no right to say all our leaders on bail: Cong

The Congress party condemned the statement by Prime Minster Narendra Modi that the entire Congress leadership was out on bail. According to them it was the BJP leadership that was embroiled in some scam or the other.

04 Oct 2017

After fire, Panaji RTO to now function from Thu at a new place

After fire, Panaji RTO to now function from Thu at a new place

04 Oct 2017

Govt Depts to go digital by March 30

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

04 Oct 2017

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

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

04 Oct 2017

Govt to rehabilitate Mopa Dhangars with alternate land

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

02 Oct 2017

Parrikar allotted portfolios after RSS sanction: Shantaram

The Congress has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of getting the clearance for the portfolios from the RSS headquarters in Nagpur.

02 Oct 2017

Bus overturns in freak accident at Vasco’s Valles junction

In a freak accident, a bus overturned while taking a turn at Valles Junction at Daboli. Nobody was injured.

02 Oct 2017

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

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

30 Sep 2017

Cong vitiating political atmosphere, attacking govt as corruption avenues blocked: CM

The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar tore into Congress leader Girish Chodankar for his statements made about the Bharatiya Janata Party and its treatment of its Bahujan Samaj cadres including leaders on Friday.

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.

27 Sep 2017

Goa Tourism celebrates World Tourism Day

The Tourism Department, Goa Tourism Development Corporation and India Tourism and Travel and Tourism Association of Goa celebrated World Tourism Day on Wednesday.

27 Sep 2017

High Court sets new deadline of 9 Oct to shift Lucky 7 from Miramar

The High Court has given the ill-fated Lucky 7 vessel time till October 9 for it to be towed away.

27 Sep 2017

No negotiation on speed governors, helmets, it is the law: CM

Speed governors are here to stay, helmet usage will be enforced and taxi issues will be taken up immediately, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

27 Sep 2017

Cabinet extends term of Mandovi casinos by 6 months; relocation policy by Dec

The cabinet on Wednesday resolved to complete the framing of the relocation policy by December, the Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said.

26 Sep 2017

CM pays tribute to Tristao Braganza Cunha

Tuesday was the death anniversary of Dr Tristao Braganza Cunha, the father of Goan Liberation movement. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar led the people of Goa in paying rich tributes to him.

26 Sep 2017

HC refuses to stay framing of charges against Tejpal

The High Court has refused to stay the framing of charges by the Trial Court against journalist Tarun Tejpal in in the infamous case of raping a journalist in Goa.

25 Sep 2017

Timely Delivery law kept in cold storage: Goa Cong chief

The Timely Delivery Law has become a showpiece, as it has been kept in cold storage, the Congress charged on Monday.

23 Sep 2017

Lucky 7 still grounded as deadline approaches

The 27 September deadline for removal of the still unlucky Lucky 7 is fast approaching.

22 Sep 2017

Lucky 7 moving at snail’s pace

Attempts to remove the Lucky 7 vessel which is grounded for more than two months proceeded at a slow pace on Friday morning.

20 Sep 2017

It’s not official, but decided! Gujarat group is holding EDM in Vagator!!

The same story is repeating on the issue of Electronic Music Dance Festival. The government is yet to decide on holding EDMs this year. And a new group is entering Goa.

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

Lucky 7 moving…. Neither forward, nor backward!

Lucky 7 casino vessel has started moving. But neither forward nor backward. Its hull is grounded and is pivoting around that point. Now, it’s pointing towards the Panaji Residency.

18 Sep 2017

Stop Mopa work till court cases are over: Goans for Dabolim

Anchor: Goans for Dabolim on Monday demanded that the government stop the work on the Mopa airport as well as the approach road till all the cases that are in court are decided.

16 Sep 2017

FIR against opposition leader: Cong cries foul, BJP says following procedure

The Anti-Corruption Branch filed a FIR against Leader of Opposition Babu Kavlekar for disproportionate assets of 4 crores.

14 Sep 2017

Lucky 7 still unlucky for Miramar beach

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

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.

13 Sep 2017

Cabinet clears IT startup policy, convention centre

The cabinet on Wednesday cleared the IT centric Goa start up policy and finalized anEDC driven special purpose vehicle to construct a convention centre and other infrastructure in the state. The project will come up at Dona Paula. The chief minister also said that the new enrolments for the DDSSY medical schemes will start from December. And as of now the renewals are on.

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

Babu forced Mopa dhangars to transfer land: Mopa farmers

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

11 Sep 2017

Issuing of liquor licenses to 1200 outlets to begin on Tuesday

The government will start the process of issuing liquor permits to around 1200 outlets within municipal limits from Tuesday.

11 Sep 2017

Lucky Seven; already a disaster?

The grounded vessel Lucky 7 is still firmly entrenched on Miramar beach. The latest attempt to pull it out on Monday was an ill-conceived and unplanned disaster.

11 Sep 2017

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

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

11 Sep 2017

Ayush doctors to be posted at all PHCs: Shripad

Ayush Budget is going to be doubled, and PHCs will get doctors trained in Homeopathy Union Ayush Minister Shripad Naik said on Sunday.

08 Sep 2017

Pesticides in the fish? Fisheries to start inspections!

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

07 Sep 2017

Work to berth Lucky 7 to Mandovi begins

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

06 Sep 2017

Miramar to Dona Paula road to be kept clean under CSR

Miramar to Dona Paula road to be kept clean under CSR

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

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

All bridges to be ready by 2019: PWD minister

All the bridges that are being constructed in Goa will be ready by 2019. And this include the Mandovi and the Zuari Bridges.

04 Sep 2017

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

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

04 Sep 2017

Goans will be able to party all night; govt to make law

The government will pass a bill in the next assembly session to extend the timings of the noise ban.

31 Aug 2017

Church denies BJP allegations; rubbishes polarization charge

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

31 Aug 2017

BJP corporators deny Congress allegations on Mala link bridge

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

30 Aug 2017

BJP MLA Cabral slams Church over article in its official magazine

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

30 Aug 2017

Congress alleges Mala bridge badly constructed

The Congress said that it would constitute a technical team to inspect the bridge connecting Mala – bus stand as it looked as if it had major problems when it was constructed.

29 Aug 2017

Top 5 ISL players paid more than top 5 IPL stars

Everybody says that cricketers earn tons of money and cricket’s IPL franchises are the biggest money spinners of them all. But now there are 5 ISL players who commanded more money in wages than IPL superstars did in the 2017 edition.

29 Aug 2017

Panji municipality seeks to widen house tax net

The Corporation of the City of Panji will start bringing commercial buildings and home rentals that are not paying house taxes within the corporation’s net within 15 days. Dues could be as high as 5 crore a year.

29 Aug 2017

Margao police reduce chovoth celebrations from 9 to 5 days

Most of Goa is celebrating chovoth. And a lot of Goa has left its villages and is settled in the cities. But they have to go to their ancestral homes for chovoth. And what happens to their city homes? It is the police who keep them safe by and large.

29 Aug 2017

Villagers gherao Pollution Control officials, oppose fish meal plant

Paddi, Barcem and Khola villagers came out on the road on Tuesday to oppose a proposed fish meal plant to be set up in their villages.

28 Aug 2017

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

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

28 Aug 2017

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

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

27 Aug 2017

Pilgrims leave for Vailankanni

The first train from Vasco da Gama railway station left for Vailankanni on Saturday at 11:30 in the morning.

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.

26 Aug 2017

Chatrapati Shivaji memorial fort wall collapses

A portion of the outer wall of the memorial fort of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Farmagudi has collapsed with stones and mud spilling onto the road. Even before that the fort was in bad shape.

25 Aug 2017

Capital preparing for bypoll results

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

25 Aug 2017

RBI launches 200, 50 Rs notes

New 200 rupee notes were released on Ganesh Chaturthi. The bright yellow coloured notes will carry on the reverse side a Swachh Bharat logo with a slogan and the Sanchi Stupa motif, the Reserve Bank said.

25 Aug 2017

Margao women police station infrastructure, treatment of victims deplorable

The Margao women’s police station needs improvement as far as infrastructure is concerned and the way the women staff treat the victims who seek help and protection.

22 Aug 2017

Babush files police case, dismisses news of not supporting Parrikar

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

21 Aug 2017

All candidates claim their victory as campaign ends on Monday

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

21 Aug 2017

Why not Girish the CM? asks Congress

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

21 Aug 2017

HC intervenes, stays NGT bench tranfer

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

21 Aug 2017

Church body wants court monitored probe into religious desecrations

church social organ the Council for Social Justice and Peace on Monday demanded that a Special Investigation Team under the supervision of the High Court or the Supreme Court be appointed to investigate into the desecrations of religious symbols.

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.

19 Aug 2017

Biogas bus service to be tendered out in 6 months

The Bio gas buses will be tendered out after 6 months on kilometer basis, the chief minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.

18 Aug 2017

Unhygenic mithai, farsan destroyed, unit closed down by FDA

Food and Drugs Authority on Friday raided M/S Sundar Sweets, Duler and seized and destroyed more than 2 lakh rupees stock that was unhealthy and dangerous to consume.

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

Drug addict smashes up Anjuna house; FDA closes Curlies

Drug related violence saw a crazed drug addict smash into a private residence in Siolim.

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.

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

Will the annual Ashtam fair be held in Panaji? CCP has no plans!

The traditional annual Ashtam fair of Panaji is in a state of uncertainity. Because Corporation of the City of Panaji has warned the vendors to remove their stalls by Thursday.

16 Aug 2017

Michael-Joseph war springs up again in Calangute

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

16 Aug 2017

Who swindled the Ashtam fair money in Panaji Corporation?

The payment of Panaji’s Ashtam fair has become a matter of mystery. The vendors says that they have already paid the money. But the Corporation of the City of Panaji claims that they have not received any money.

16 Aug 2017

Prominent shack owners arrested by Anjuna police

Anjuna police arrested Joe Raymon, from Kerala, owner of Nyex Club, Rohan Shridhar Shetty, and owner of Curlies Shack Edwin Joseph Nunes under section 25 of NDPS Act on Tuesday.

11 Aug 2017

Banks to remain closed on Aug 22 to protest mergers, privatization

And all India Bank strike has been called on the 22nd of August to protest against plans to merge and privatise banks.

11 Aug 2017

Comes & goes the Friday, Lucky7 still grounded at Miramar

The 11th of August has come and gone. But the grounded casino Lucky 7 is still firmly entrenched on Miramar beach.

11 Aug 2017

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

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

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.

09 Aug 2017

Sancoale panchayat to reassess taxes paid by industry

The Sancoale Panchayat has decided to conduct fresh assessment of all commercial units operating under the panchayat’s jurisdiction.

09 Aug 2017

Cuncolim Industrialists fighting losing battle against power shortage

Industries in the Cuncolim Industrial Estate are fighting a desperate losing battle with the prevailing power situation.

09 Aug 2017

Consensus candidate against Parrikar non starter, admits BBSM

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

09 Aug 2017

Mulgao needs a new bridge; old in bad shape

The 30-year-old bridge at Manoswadoin Mulgaois in bad shape.

09 Aug 2017

BJP connived with British during freedom struggle: Shantaram

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

08 Aug 2017

Govt hopes to shift grounded Casino vessel by Fri

The stranded casino vessel Lucky 7 is to be towed out by Friday, ifthe authorities are to be believed.

08 Aug 2017

TCP to review Curca bungalow NOCs

Town and Country Planning department will review NOC given to bungalows on Curca slope after people’s protest.

08 Aug 2017

Goa should be ‘highwayless,’ feel bar owners

Bar owners are happy that the government has denotified many highways during the recently ended assembly session.

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

More hospitals to be enrolled under DDSSY

The Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim is witnessing a rise in patients and number of surgeries performed.

04 Aug 2017

Multi-agency probe ordered against Kashinath Shetye

His RTI activism had helped the BJP when it was in the opposition. But now the BJP government has come down heavily on Kashinath Shetye, who is also a government employee.

04 Aug 2017

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

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

03 Aug 2017

CM announces ‘non-lapsable’ fund for Education Development

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced an Educational Development Fund of up to 600 crore rupees. It would not lapse with the financial year.

03 Aug 2017

Don’t try to recreate Delhi in Goa, Vijai warns investors

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai warned the outside investors that he would not allow recreating Delhi in Goa.

02 Aug 2017

Goa Cancer Centre soon, Centre funds Rs 45 Cr

The centre has already allotted about 45 crore rupees for a Regional Cancer Centre and a comprehensive proposal is almost finalized.

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

Govt to train Goans for Mopa jobs

Goans would be trained to ensure that their skills were compatible with the needs of the jobs available at the upcoming Mopa airport.

31 Jul 2017

RP2021 consigned to dustbin; govt moots new RP 2030

The Town and Country Planning minister Vijai Sardessai said that the new Regional Plan 2030 would be conceptualised taking the house in confidence within 6 months.

31 Jul 2017

Fishing ban ends

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

31 Jul 2017

Yet another jolt for Congress, Ashok Naik refuses to contest

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

31 Jul 2017

Mapusa fruit yard in pathetic condition

Fruits are supposed to be good for health. But a visit to the Mapusa Fruit Yard would put most people off fruits.

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

Telaulim celebrates Touxeanchem Fest

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

30 Jul 2017

Ground handling staff at Dabolim airport hold protest

A flash protest by ground staff of a cargo handling company at the Dabolim airport threatened to disrupt flights. But the situation was brought under control by police on Sunday.

30 Jul 2017

BJP organsies Khello Bharat

Khello Bharat a programs organized by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s youth wing to commemorate the 100 years of Pandit Din Dayal Upadhyay was held in Margao on Saturday.

29 Jul 2017

Agricultural centre to come up on idle govt land

A nearly 2 lakh sq mts agricultural land acquired by the government way back at Durga Chinchinim in 1965 is lying idle, which is a criminal waste of resources.

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

27 Jul 2017

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

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

25 Jul 2017

Babush joins Goa Forward, to support Parrikar in Panaji

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

24 Jul 2017

Go soft, allow grounds for Dhirio, Silveira urges Govt

St Andre MLA Francisco Silveira said that there should be grounds in villages to have dhirios and tha the police should go soft on them.

24 Jul 2017

Offshore casinos on land in 3 years, Goans can't gamble but work: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has spelt out his rough policy on casinos.

24 Jul 2017

Legal Met Dept raids, seizes 3 scales misused for underfilled LPG cylinders

Legal Metrology and Civil Supplies department continued its raids as part of a crackdown on under-filled LPG cylinders in Vasco on Monday.

21 Jul 2017

All Goa roads to have LED street lights by Chovoth

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

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.

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.

14 Jul 2017

Cong demands rollback on hike in electricity bills, gheraos officials

Congress party workers led by AICC secretary Girish Chodankar and including Mahila chief Pratima Coutinho gheraoed Chief Electrical Engineer Neelakanta Reddy protesting against the addition of Fuel Power Purchase & Cost Adjustment charges to the electricity bills.

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.

14 Jul 2017

Garbage posing health hazard to Navelim locals

Navelim locals are up in arms because of the health risks posed by garbage is thrown on the side of their roads.

13 Jul 2017

2 more crosses in Loutolim desecrated; 1 renovated by Hindus

The desecrations continue unabated. Early on Thursday morning two more crosses were broken in Loutolim.

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.

12 Jul 2017

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

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

12 Jul 2017

BJP leader Hoble booked for dowry harassment & assault

Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s vice president Anil Hoble is booked by Goa police for harassing his daughter-in-law for dowry.

12 Jul 2017

60 percent of the land in Ponda is acquired for agriculture

Ponda Taluka has around 2200 hectares of agricultural land.

12 Jul 2017

Rally held to create awareness on population

A rally was held to celebrate World population day in Navelim.

12 Jul 2017

Weigh your gas cylinders, warns NGO

Gas cylinder users beware. You could be getting only half of the value of what you are paying for.

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

Girish alleges Veg Scam, holds CM responsible

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

10 Jul 2017

Vascoites upset over pathetic bus stand

Vasco residents are upset over the non-completion of the Vasco KTC bus stand.

08 Jul 2017

Fishermen up in arms over closure of Betim retail stalls

Fishermen belonging to the Mandovi Fisheries Marketing Cooperative Society at Betim are upset over the fisheries department order to close down the area where they used to sell fish in retail.

08 Jul 2017

Khalap's Mandrem college gets Govt notice despite HC order

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

08 Jul 2017

Govt toppling not my priority: Shantaram

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

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.

06 Jul 2017

Two more crosses desecrated in South Goa

Two more crosses have been desecrated in South Goa taking the total to nine crosses and one temple.

06 Jul 2017

Police seek peoples' help on desecrations

SP South Chandan Chowdhary has appealed to people to cooperate with the police to help nab the culprits involved in the desecration of crosses and temples. She has asked them not to panic.

05 Jul 2017

Coal or no coal, that is the question

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

05 Jul 2017

1000 PWD tanks lie unused, rejected

This is a colossal waste of public money. Around 1000 water tanks procured using public funds have been left to rot on top of a hill as another unending inquiry into corruption is going on for the past 6 years.

05 Jul 2017

Railways in Goa on fast track to modernization

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

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.

02 Jul 2017

Vanarmare still living with hopes, demands not yet met

The Wanarmare tribals in the Ponda area are still living out in the open without proper toilet or housing.

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

Divided with cupboards, they study in one hall in Mulgao school

The government’s stated mantra is that it wants to impart quality education.

30 Jun 2017

Polluting gas affecting our health, complain Birla residents

Residents of Birla Zuarinagar in Sancoale village have expressed serious concern over the alleged release of ammonia by a fertilizer factory located at Birla Zuarinagar.

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.

29 Jun 2017

Two groups clash in Sancoale, 3 injured

Tension prevailed in Sancoale village on Wednesday late evening after a clash between groups.

29 Jun 2017

Citizen service centres in both the districts by mid-August

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

29 Jun 2017

Traffic police deny allegations of impropriety

The Ponda traffic police have denied the allegations made by a young 2 wheeler rider Maksun Khan that he was issued a challan even though he had not violated any traffic rule.

29 Jun 2017

Saint Peter and Paul feasts celebrated in Goa

The feast of Saint Peter, the patron saint of the fisher folk was celebrated in the port town of Vasco on Thursday with traditional pomp and gaiety.

29 Jun 2017

Internet the way forward for business

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

28 Jun 2017

Congress leader wants inquiry into cutting of 500 cashew trees

The Congress Quepem MLA Babu Kawlekar has demanded inquiry into the indiscriminate cutting of around 500 cashew trees in Quepem area.

28 Jun 2017

Gadkari promoting Konkan tourism by concretising Goa: Ravi

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

27 Jun 2017

Vishwajeet withdraws plaint against ‘abusive’ women

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane has decided to withdraw a police complaint his PSO filed against two women in Madgao. The women had abused him.

26 Jun 2017

International anti-drugs day observed

International day against Drugs and drug abuse was observed on Monday in the City.

26 Jun 2017

Calangute murder accused still at large

The police have still not managed to nab the prime accused Joseph Sequeira in the Tyronne Nazareth murder.

17 Jun 2017

Be passionate & do what you want: Barkha Dutt

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

17 Jun 2017

HIndu Convention decalres India & Nepal Hindu nations

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

15 Jun 2017

Will the High Court disqualify Vishwajeet on Mon?

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

15 Jun 2017

Sharmad threatens agitation over sewage leakage

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

14 Jun 2017

4 Mershekar brutally attack tourists with weapons, 3 arrested

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

13 Jun 2017

CM promises to tackle coastal garbage problem in 3 months

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

13 Jun 2017

CM claims workers’ win, Cong claims supporters’ win

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

09 Jun 2017

Bhat Skips ACB Summons in bribery case

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

09 Jun 2017

Panchayat polling on Sun, second phase notification on Sat

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

08 Jun 2017

Bicholim municipality cautions miners about rejects flowing down in town

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

08 Jun 2017

GSM candidate opposes party supporting Muthalik, supports Parrikar-Vijai

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

07 Jun 2017

War begins between Babu & Rohan on corruption charges

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

07 Jun 2017

Govt decides on Panchayat Poll holiday

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

07 Jun 2017

CM starts identifying alternate site for IIT, not Canacona

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

07 Jun 2017

CM defends appointing 2 directors on Goa Urban Bank

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

06 Jun 2017

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

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

05 Jun 2017

Afterthought: CM for giving delimitation & reservation powers to SEC

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

02 Jun 2017

Electricity Dept asked to be more people-friendly

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