“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.
“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.
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”.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.