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Committed to doubling farmers’ income by 2022, says Goa Governor

Mapping of fallow lands in the state has been completed and the government is examining how they could be put to use, she said. To boost demand for local products, the government is encouraging the youth to establish food parks as part of the start-up program, Mridula Sinha said.

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Two firms move High Court to get coal cargo moving at Goa port

Vedanta says 8 ships with its cargo stranded, court points out ships sailed 10 days after pollution control board’s resolution, ‘when they could have been stopped’.

Goa, going, gone

The political leadership of India’s smallest state, and one of the biggest tourist destinations, has decided to be small-minded, and that’s bad for the balance-sheet.

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Shiv Sena dares BJP to crack down on foreigners staying in Goa

Claiming that terrorism jeopardised job avenues in the tourism industry of Jammu and Kashmir, the Sena said Goa minister Vijai Sardesai’s remarks against the people of one region was “irresponsible”.

Uniform civil code needed for gender issues, says Goa Governor

Uniform civil code needed for gender issues, says Goa Governor

Mridula Sinha said that she had studied the Goa civil code which grants property rights to women, and had also held wide ranging deliberations with various women’s organisations.

Supreme Court stops iron ore mining in Goa

Fresh licences needed, says SC, stops iron-ore mining in Goa from March 15

The bench said the “primary beneficiary” is “the mining lease holder, a private entity” while the average Goan pays the price for the “polluted environment” and “damage to the state’s ecology”.

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Supreme Court quashes all Goa iron ore mining leases, says can’t operate after March 15

Goa mining case: The Supreme Court said fresh leases will be issued only after obtaining an environment clearance.

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Woman confined to room for 20 years rescued in Goa

The woman was found in an emaciated condition and is recovering at the Asilo district hospital in North Goa, an Authority statement said and added that the rescue followed a complaint filed by the woman’s cousin last week.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is being treated at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai since February 15. (File)

Goa will become open defecation free by October 2 this year, says CM Manohar Parrikar

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar said he was “embarrassed” to know about plight of women in such villages. “My sensitivity does not permit me to have any Goan woman going in open for defecation,” Parrikar said. He emphasized on “open defecation free zones”.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is being treated at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai since February 15. (File)

BJP-ruled Goa to go cashless from October this year: Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar said no government payments will be accepted in cash, except for emergency requirements, from October onwards.

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Robust mechanism to be put in place to curb Goa drug trade: CM Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar was responding to questions about the next month’s budget while talking to reporters on the sidelines of the main Republic Day function here.

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Taxi strike leaves passengers, tourists stranded in Goa

The strike, which has seen the state’s 18,000-odd taxis off the roads, left hundreds of passengers and tourists stranded at railway stations, the airport and hotels, officials said.

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Karnataka paid to witness to appear before tribunal, says Goa minister Vinod Palyekar

“Unlike Karnataka witness A K Gosain who had confessed in tribunal that he was paid 50k per day by Karnataka for being the witness and 5 lakhs to prepare report (sic),” Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar further said.

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Karna carrying work on Mahadayi tributary canal in violation of SC orders: Goa

“Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma has written a letter to his Karnataka counterpart pointing out to the violations of the SC directives by a resumption of the work on a canal at the Mahadayi tributary (at Kankumbi village),” Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told PTI last evening in Canacona.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is being treated at Lilavati Hospital, in suburban Bandra, under the care of noted oncologist P Jagannath. (File)

Goa minister rushes to site at Karnataka’s canal construction

The Goa government has also claimed that it had photographs to prove that the neighbouring state had violated court orders.