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Goa: 12 injured as plane skids off runway
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

At 5 am in Dabolim airport, a Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight 9W 2374 carrying 154 passengers and 7 crew members skidded off the runway while taxiing for take-off.

Two airports, two close calls in two hours
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

When the evacuation was on, the aircraft tilted forward, triggering panic among passengers, said officials.

AAP’s CM nominee in Goa questioned by anti-graft body, he calls it harassment
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

To show solidarity with Gomes, over 300 AAP leaders camped around the ACB office here.

Summoned in 2011 case, AAP’s Goa CM pick claims harassment
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against the former Goa Civil service officer and the AAP leader in June.

AAP declares ex-bureaucrat Gomes its Goa CM nominee
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Kejriwal made the announcement while addressing a rally at Cuncolim in south Goa.

Govt working on request for in-flight Wi-Fi: Ashok Gajapati Raju
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

We are working on the amendment of the particular legislation, after which aircrafts both overflying and origin from India would be able to provide the services to their passengers, Raju said.

Ministry mulling on increasing cargo and freight carriers: Ashok Gajapati Raju
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Historically in India, the ministry said, while roadways and waterways have been utilised for transportation of Cargo's, flight has been only used for passengers.

Demonetisation has firebombed the poor, says Rahul Gandhi in Goa
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Terming that the corrupt and blackmoney hoarder's as 'Chor', he said that they were smart enough to convert their ill-gotten wealth into other forms of assets beforehand.

Laxmikant Parsekar drops 2 MGP ministers after spat, gets Manohar Parrikar backing
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Parrikar said that despite MGP leaders winning only three seats in the 2012 assembly election, BJP had accorded two significant portfolios to its leaders - as a recognition of their coalition support.

Goa: State police probe death of a foreign national
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

According to the police, Madeleine ran a private tours and travels company which has been registered in the country since 2006.

Goa: BJP’s key ally MGP demands CM Parsekar’s ouster for pre-poll talks
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, Chief Minister Laxmikant pointed out that MGP has chosen a wrong forum to express their grievance.

Parrikar’s bid to make Goa ‘first cashless state’ finds some resistance in local BJP-unit
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar backed the idea of making Goa "first cashless state in the country" during a trip back to his home state.

‘Just mention of exemption for disabled not enough’, say activists
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Salil Chaturvedi (48), disability campaigner, said that prior to playing of the national anthem at cinema halls, the Supreme Court order must ask theatres to flash a message conveying exemptions granted to the differently-abled people.

Nabha jailbreak: Harminder Singh Mintoo arrest brings relief to family
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Mintoo had joined his family in Goa in 1992 and was involved in construction-related work.

AAP Goa unit leader Dr. Prithvi Amonkar withdrawn as party candidate, may contest the polls independently
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Amonkar was the party candidate from Siolim constituency (North Goa) and his candidacy had been declared in October.

Films from North-East need government’s support: Documentary filmmaker Bobo Khuraijam
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Bobo Khuraijam, the director of Manipuri documentary film 'Ima Sabitri' that opened at Indian Panorama (Non-Feature Section), said that the support for North-Eastern filmmakers is insufficient.

India, Uncut
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

While films of veteran directors appear to be missing from the Indian Panorama section at this year’s IFFI, jury members say they choose only on merit and talk about inviting uncertified entries for the first time.

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu terms demonetisation move as ‘shuddhikaran’
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Speaking at the 47th edition of International Film Festival of India, Naidu lauded the film industry for being the first to rally behind the Prime Minister in support of his move against black money.

Goa petrol pumps wait for cash machines
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

In the midst of no thorough communication on when the cash dispensing machines will be installed at the fuel outlets, close to 130 petrol stations across Goa are facing customers' brunt.

IFFI 2016 opens up for larger audience, aims at higher participation
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Not only the state government has more than doubled the budget from Rs. 6 crores (2015) to over Rs. 13 crores this year, the Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) has also increased the number of screenings from 187 movies

Don’t spare stock of indelible ink to banks: EC to Goa electoral officer
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Electoral officer added that none of the banking authorities has so far approached his office seeking stock of indelible ink.

Demonetisation: Goa-based escort agencies hit hard
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, a person representing as a point of contact with an independent escort agency said that cash-crunch has severely hit the prostitution solicitation services.

Goa NGO to PM Modi: Exchange Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes of anti-human trafficking victims
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

The NGO has urged the Prime Minister's office to intervene in the matter and facilitate in the exchange money of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.

PM Modi on demonetisation: Bear pain for 50 days, then punish me
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

PM Modi warns of action against benami property, says more ‘projects’ in mind.

Manohar Parrikar, the brightest ratna in Cabinet: PM Narendra Modi
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

He thanked Goa for sparing its former chief minister for the Union government.

PM Modi appeals: Bear pain for 50 days… then you can punish me
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

PM Modi also tried to bolster the faith of people in the Indian currency system, stating the government would honour its pledge to give value for the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Demonetisation woes: Goa casino owners say cash unavailability closing down businesses
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Demonitization hits casino business, operators shut down a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced withdrawal of Rs. 500/Rs. 1000 currency

Goa: BJP National secretary on NDTV being put off-Air
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said that the ban imposed on the channel was not for vested but national interest.

Parrikar on NDTV: Not a ban, temporarily put-off for violating security guidelines
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

According to the Defense Minister the broadcast has wider implications as it concerned with the national security and the lives of serving personnel and their families at the Airbase.

Goa: BJP to begin its poll campaign ‘Vijay Sankalp Rally’ from Saturday
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

The formal campaign 'Vijay Sankalp Rally’ will be flagged-off by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar from Curchorem.

Boycott Karan Johar film for insult to legend: Goa top cop to Mohammed Rafi fans
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

On Wednesday, the 1988-batch IPS officer said in a text reply that he plays the flute, and is a big fan of Rafi.

‘A mistake not to establish Shiv Sena in Goa, we won’t repeat it’: Uddhav Thackeray
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

During a recent tour of Goa, the Shiv Sena chief speaks to HARSHA RAJ GATTY about contesting polls beyond Maharashtra

Goa Polls: Charging former CM Digamber Kamat in bribery case politically timed, says Congress
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

The development in the case comes at a time when the Goa Congress unit is in the process of shortlisting candidates for the 2017 state polls.

Sena had presence in Goa before BJP arrived, our mistake was not establishing ourselves: Uddhav Thackeray
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray speaks to The Indian Express of the regional party's aspiration to establish itself at the national level.

Rs 5 crore to accommodate Pakistani talent not patriotic, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Asked about the meeting between Maharastra CM Fadnavis, film producer Karan Johar and MNS chief Raj Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray poked fun at the meeting.

Have stopped using word ‘strike’: Manohar Parrikar
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

A few days ago, Parrikar had appeared to give credit to “RSS teaching” for the government’s decision to launch cross-LoC surgical strikes.