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Bigg Boss 11 November 17, 2017 full episode written update: The contestants have a pool party in the Big Boss house. Hina, Bandgi and Benafsha wear biknis for the pool party. Arshi wears a saree.

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Goa News

Illegal mining case: Ex-Goa CM Digambar Kamat to be quizzed again by SIT
Illegal mining case: Ex-Goa CM Digambar Kamat to be quizzed again by SIT

The crime branch had registered an FIR in August 2013 against those named in reports prepared by Shah Commission and other committees, including Digambar Kamat.

Manohar Parrikar pushes for technology to control coal pollution in Goa
Manohar Parrikar pushes for technology to control coal pollution in Goa

“Protests should be against coal pollution and not against movement of coal,” the CM said.

Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing after pilot falls ill
Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing after pilot falls ill

The plane took off from Thiruvananthapuram and made an emergency landing at Goa airport at 7 am.

Goa plans to encourage use of bicycles to protect environment
Goa plans to encourage use of bicycles to protect environment

Manohar Parrikar said the environment-friendly conditions cannot not be created overnight in the state and the people will have to work for it.

Officers with RSS leanings should not be inducted in Goa cadre: Naik
Officers with RSS leanings should not be inducted in Goa cadre: Naik

Naik said that Goa chief minister should stick to his commitment to demand a separate All India Services Cadre for Goa and should not make a U-turn on the issue.

WATCH: Goa ATM security guard suffers multiple blows to head, foils robbery attempt
WATCH: Goa ATM security guard suffers multiple blows to head, foils robbery attempt

The guard was brutally assaulted with a weapon and the robber manages to flee.

GoAir shifts base as revamped T-2 with 12 million annual capacity reopens today
GoAir shifts base as revamped T-2 with 12 million annual capacity reopens today

With GoAir shifting to T-2, the terminal will be handling 47 departures a day. It will also see about 12,000 passengers per day and nine X-Ray machines have been installed for security checks.

Provide 100% compensation to those affected by floods, demands Goa Congress
Provide 100% compensation to those affected by floods, demands Goa Congress

Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik who visited the flood-affected areas today said the people affected by the floods should be given hundred per cent compensation by the state government through Disaster Management Authority.

Goa private sector must give more jobs to locals: Minister
Goa private sector must give more jobs to locals: Minister

The minister said the administration was willing to relax rules and give incentives to enable the private entities to provide more jobs to Goans.

Goa: HC strikes down Centre’s NGT order, says Goa a land of ‘ridiculously brilliant sunsets, abundant richness’
Goa: HC strikes down Centre’s NGT order, says Goa a land of ‘ridiculously brilliant sunsets, abundant richness’

“It is a land of confluences, where diverse strands meet and co-exist; and, in a time of apparently incessant strife and discord, it is still a mostly liberal land.”

Will ban retail sale of fishes by Lamanis in Goa: Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai
Will ban retail sale of fishes by Lamanis in Goa: Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai

Sardesai’s statement comes in the wake of recent complaints filed by local retail fish traders against the illegal sale of fishes in South Goa’s Margao market, allegedly being done by members of the Lamani community.

Woman booked for sexually assaulting 17-yr-old boy in Goa
Woman booked for sexually assaulting 17-yr-old boy in Goa

The boy had run away from his house at Ponda. He was working at a petrol pump in Mapusa town and staying at the house of the woman, who is a divorcee and lives with her three children, a police official said.

RFID card irregularities: Goa fisheries director transferred
RFID card irregularities: Goa fisheries director transferred

Following Monteiro’s transfer, state fisheries secretary Govind Jaiswal has been asked to hold the additional charge of the department’s director, Goa fisheries minister Vinod Palyekar said today.

Mahohar Parrikar raps Goa MLAs for criticising cops
Mahohar Parrikar raps Goa MLAs for criticising cops

The first criticism came from the Opposition which called the note a “censorship order”. “Some of the MLAs are making public statements regarding availability of drugs and nexus between the drug peddlers and some police officials,” Parrikar said in his note.

Its beaches under watch, Goa pores over world laws on drinking
Its beaches under watch, Goa pores over world laws on drinking

“The maximum deaths in the past few years were not after sunset, but between 12 and 3 in the afternoon,” says a senior official at the Goa Secretariat, now tasked with helping the government form rules for drinking in public places.

Goa: Inform drug related activity directly to me, says Manohar Parrikar to MLAs
Goa: Inform drug related activity directly to me, says Manohar Parrikar to MLAs

“It has been observed that some of the MLA’s are making public statements regarding availability of drugs and nexus between the drug peddlers and some police officials,” the chief minister has said in a letter.

Goa: 6 Navy men detained for ‘misbehaviour’
Goa: 6 Navy men detained for ‘misbehaviour’

“We got a complaint from a restaurant owner at 10 pm, saying the six were creating a nuisance at the premises. They complained that they were not leaving and were drunk, and that they misbehaved,” said the duty-in-charge who did not want to be named.

Goa minister says given up morning stroll on public beaches following mafia threats, stalking
Goa minister says given up morning stroll on public beaches following mafia threats, stalking

Fisheries Minister Vinod Palienkar on Tuesday admitted giving up his morning stroll on public beaches following subtle threats and stalking from the mafia.

Bawana bypoll: FIR over poster that no one wants to own
Bawana bypoll: FIR over poster that no one wants to own

Although the FIR was lodged against unknown persons, Leader of Opposition and senior BJP leader Vijender Gupta claimed, “Police have lodged a case against Hussain. AAP made a clear attempt to communalise the polls and spread hatred in the area on the day of polling.”

Facebook, WhatsApp will be misused ahead of Goa by-poll, cautions Manohar Parrikar
Facebook, WhatsApp will be misused ahead of Goa by-poll, cautions Manohar Parrikar

“Someone created bogus news and quoted it everywhere. I had never spoken to the press. There was no news. A news item was created on the internet, quoting a media (channel) and it was sent to everyone. WhatsApp and Facebook will be misused extensively in the next three days,” Parrikar said.

GSM will work to ensure amendments to Goa Gambling Act are deleted, says Subhash Velingkar
GSM will work to ensure amendments to Goa Gambling Act are deleted, says Subhash Velingkar

The GSM has further said that they will increase the number of shops providing fish at subsidised rate. The party has also assured adequate measures to avoid flooding of Panaji city. It also said that their candidate will “work with civil society to protect the constitutional rights of all the communities.”

In Independence Day speech, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar links unemployment to drug abuse
In Independence Day speech, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar links unemployment to drug abuse

In his 15 minute speech, Parrikar linked unemployment to reports of drug abuse in the state. Connecting the two issues, he said, “I have given instruction to police, but I believe the reason for increase in drugs is frustration.

Two men die of suspected drug overdose in Goa
Two men die of suspected drug overdose in Goa

The doctors suspect that the two men died of drug overdose. In view of the incident, the state government has asked the police to crack down on the sale of narcotics in North Goa.

Goa Congress meeting tomorrow to discuss bypoll preparedness
Goa Congress meeting tomorrow to discuss bypoll preparedness

“GPCC will meet on Wednesday which will be attended by state executive members, party legislators, block presidents and other office bearers. “We will take stock on the campaign for the upcoming by-elections in Panaji and Valpoi constituencies,” Naik told reporters

People found drinking on Goa beaches could be arrested: Tourism Minister
People found drinking on Goa beaches could be arrested: Tourism Minister

In May this year, police in the tourist state had asked its personnel to arrest people, found drinking in public places, including beaches. At a meeting held in Calangute that month, citizens had complained about drinking on beaches as well other public places and no action being taken against them.

Bona fide Goans to get preference in jobs at Mopa airport, says Manohar Parrikar
Bona fide Goans to get preference in jobs at Mopa airport, says Manohar Parrikar

“There are certain areas, where you cannot compromise on quality. There are 25 per cent positions, where compromise cannot be done. I am sure that out of those 25 per cent, 8-10 per cent will be eligible Goans. I will get them trained and I will see that Goans are preferred,” Manohar Parrikar said.

No more permissions for casinos in Goa: Manohar Parrikar
No more permissions for casinos in Goa: Manohar Parrikar

In yet another announcement, Manohar Parrikar also said that the number of off shore casinos in Mandovi river would be capped to existing five vessels, which would be shifted to land in next three years. Parrikar also assured the House that the amendment to the Prevention of Gambling Act would be made during next assembly session.

Strict action against policemen involved in criminal acts, says Manohar Parrikar
Strict action against policemen involved in criminal acts, says Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday informed the House that strict action will be taken against policemen involved in criminal acts like child abuse or are found drinking on duty. Parrikar said any policeman involved in child abuse, sexual acts, drinking on duty and encouraging use of drugs will not be spared by the […]

Police avoid ‘confrontation’ as cases filed with various agencies: Manohar Parrikar
Police avoid ‘confrontation’ as cases filed with various agencies: Manohar Parrikar

“The police force has changed and it is not what it used to be some 10-20 years ago. His (a police personnel’s) mental position today is that he is not ready to confront. The Police need to confront, need to be strict so that they can discipline citizens,” the CM said.

MoU on nationalisation of Goa rivers to be signed soon: Manohar Parrikar
MoU on nationalisation of Goa rivers to be signed soon: Manohar Parrikar

Allaying fears of adverse impact on environment due to desilting of rivers as part of the nationalisation project, he said all works would be carried out only after Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is conducted and approved. He said only navigation channels would be desilted, that too, if required.

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

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

Two more crosses desecrated in Goa
Two more crosses desecrated in Goa

Goa has witnessed a spate of attacks on religious symbols since early this month. At least 11 holy crosses and a temple have been vandalised by unidentified persons in South Goa district since July 1.

Four family members held for confining woman in room for 15 years in Goa
Four family members held for confining woman in room for 15 years in Goa

Police claimed that the woman was confined in the room for nearly 15 years and she had no connection with the outside world. Based on the information provided by the NGO ‘Bailancho Saad’, a team from the Women’s Police Station last evening raided the house and made the arrests.

Goa: Graves in Christian cemetery vandalised
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.

Amit Shah arrives in Goa on two-day visit
Amit Shah arrives in Goa on two-day visit

The Bharatiya Janata Party National President paid tributes to Goan freedom fighters at the Martyr’s Memorial. Shah is expected to have lunch with members of the ruling BJP-led coalition cabinet, as well as meet his party’s MLAs.