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Will move casinos out of Mandovi in next 3 years, claims Goa Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho

“Congress brought casinos to Goa and are now wanting them to be removed,” he said. The minister alleged that scams like land allotment to Special Economic Zones (SEZs) or be it rise of drug trade in Goa, it all began during previous Congress regime.

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CM Manohar Parrikar appeals people to make Goa free of plastic by 2020

“One of the issues that could not be handled in last 70 years is about (lack of quality in) primary education. It is sad that students in fifth standard cannot do proper division (of mathematics),” Goa CM Manohar Parrikar said on a state-level function.

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Delimitation of Goa municipal wards to be done by SEC: Manohar Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was responding to an apprehension raised by the Opposition leaders over “illogical reservation and delimitation of wards in municipalities and panchayats”.

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Twenty-five per cent suicide cases in Goa due to stress and depression, says CM Manohar Parrikar

Depression, stress and frustration contributed to 25 per cent of the total suicide cases reported in the state since 2014, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the state assembly early this week in reply to a question by Congress MLA Digambar Kamat.

Will ensure there is no shortage of beef in Goa, says CM Manohar Parrikar, Congress makes fun

Speaking in the Goa Assembly, Manohar Parrikar said, “We have not closed the option of getting meat from Belgaum (in Karnataka) or some other place to ensure that there is no shortage.” 

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Female dentists in Goa get extortion threats from ‘Abu Zarqawi’

IS founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may have been killed in 2006, but extortion letters signed off with the dreaded terrorist’s name have come back to haunt female dentists in the tony Calangute-Candolim beach belt in North Goa.

Presidential election: Manohar Parrikar casts vote in Goa

Three Members of Parliament from the state – Shantaram Naik (Rajya Sabha), Shripad Naik (Lok Sabha) and Narendra Sawaikar (Lok Sabha) will cast their votes in Delhi. Goa Forward Party, a BJP ally, is supporting the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

Goa church vandalism: Fact-finding team calls arrest diversion

“It has been reported that one Francis Pereira has admitted to have single-handedly desecrated and vandalised one hundred and forty-odd religious symbols in the last five years,” Fr Savio Fernandes, executive secretary, Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), said in a statement.

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Goa government orders probe over bribery charges for NHAI contracts

The road transport and highways ministry governs the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) whose unidentified officials are said to have been paid bribe by the US firm between 2011 and 2015 to secure highway construction supervision and design contracts and the water project contract in Goa.

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Schools in Goa told to reschedule term exams for FIFA matches

“In order to enable students to witness the matches of once in a life time event it is enjoined upon heads of all the schools in Goa to re-schedule the first terminal examination so that it gets over on or before October 7, 2017,” the circular said.

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Rumours of instability in Manohar Parrikar government baseless, says Goa minister Vijay Sardesai

Speculations were rife that Congress was in talks with a few legislators of the Goa Forward Party (GFP) to topple the Manohar Parrikar government. Also, media reports had suggested that GFP would split over the candidature for the Rajya Sabha seat.

South Goa cemetery vandalised, police say it’s an attempt to disrupt social harmony

Goa police said 16 niches, 20 granite crosses on the graves, nine grave tombstone, seven granite name plates were vandalised by a heavy object. An electric light pole was also ripped out. The police are expected to finish their probe report by evening before it’s tabled to the government.

Goa: Graves in Christian cemetery vandalised

Several gravestones in a Christian cemetery in South Goa were allegedly vandalised by unidentified persons. Police are yet to arrest anyone in connection with the cemetery attack. Vaingankar said one of the locals had seen a man running out of cemetery at around 4.30 am.

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Beef not banned in Goa, tourists can have what they want: Tourism Minister

Ajgaonkar claimed that the Centre’s notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter has had no impact on the tourism sector. “Beef is not banned in Goa. The tourists would get whatever they want to eat. They can eat whatever they like,” Ajgaonkar said.

Regional cancer centre to come up in Goa

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said the Union government has already sanctioned Rs 45 crore for the project, the infrastructure for which would be created by the Goa Infrastructure Development Corporation.