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After Naseeruddin Shah and Mithun Chakraborty, actor Shweta Basu Prasad has joined Vivek Agnihotri's The Tashkent Files, which revolves around former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death.

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Filmfare has released the list of nominations for the 63rd edition of its Bollywood awards. While old favourites make their regular appearances, some new faces can also be seen. Check out the full list here.

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TRAI will publish its assesment on mobile service providers' adherance to the new call drop rules by the end of this month. Defaulting services will have to pay a Rs 10 lakh fine at the mobile tower level.

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Idea Cellular's Magic Cashback offer will give customers up to Rs 3,300 for all prepaid recharge of Rs 398 or more. Idea Cellular's cashback offer comes after Jio previously announced similar schemes

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Sony Xperia XZ Pro is slated to launch on February 26, which is the inaugural day of this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Goa News

Here is why Manohar Parrikar no longer rides a scooter
Here is why Manohar Parrikar no longer rides a scooter

“My mind is filled with work-related thoughts and if I ride my scooter while my mind is somewhere else, then I could meet with an accident,” the Goa Chief Minister said

Will punish those who interfere in legal import of beef in Goa, says Manohar Parrikar
Will punish those who interfere in legal import of beef in Goa, says Manohar Parrikar

The beef traders called off their four-day-long strike on Tuesday, citing assurance by the police that they would not allow harassment of dealers who import beef

Manohar Parrikar meets PM Modi to discuss Goa-related issues
Manohar Parrikar meets PM Modi to discuss Goa-related issues

“There were certain issues pertaining to Goa which I flagged with him (PM) and those (issues) will be raised with (Union) finance minister,” Manohar Parrikar said.

Goa budget on February 22
Goa budget on February 22

“The budget this time would be different in nature,” Manohar Parrikar said.

Beef crisis a ploy to divert attention from controversies: AAP
Beef crisis a ploy to divert attention from controversies: AAP

State AAP leader Pradeep Padgaonkar alleged that Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar got embroiled in the controversies in order to score “electoral gains and please the BJP top brass”.

Successful Christmas, New Year season shows Goa safe: Minister
Successful Christmas, New Year season shows Goa safe: Minister

The minister added Goa will soon be gearing up for its annual festivals like Carnival, Shigmo spring festival among others and invited tourists to take part in them.

Sharing of Mahadeyi water inevitable: Manohar Parrikar
Sharing of Mahadeyi water inevitable: Manohar Parrikar

“If someone thinks that Karnataka will not get share out of Tribunal judgement, I think he is living in a fool’s paradise. How can it happen. The river flows through three states, so each state has some right over it, water also.”

Delhi: 27-year-old injured in late night shooting in GK-I pub, 1 arrested
Delhi: 27-year-old injured in late night shooting in GK-I pub, 1 arrested

A case under IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder) has been filed at Greater Kailash police station. Police will also question the owners and are likely to register an FIR against the club.

Giving Mahadeyi water for Karnataka’s drinking needs never an issue: Goa Counsel
Giving Mahadeyi water for Karnataka’s drinking needs never an issue: Goa Counsel

Nadkarni, who is defending Goa before Mahadeyi Water Dispute Tribunal, said the state has no problem in providing 0.1 TMC of water to Karnataka, as recorded before the tribunal.

Congress says Manohar Parrikar’s Mahadeyi move with Karnataka ‘anti-Goa’
Congress says Manohar Parrikar’s Mahadeyi move with Karnataka ‘anti-Goa’

Naik alleged that Karnataka is full of underutilized drinking water sources like the tributary of the river Malaprabha near Hubli which has a catchment area of 5048 square kilometres.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar allays Opposition’s fear of Goa turning into a ‘coal hub’
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar allays Opposition’s fear of Goa turning into a ‘coal hub’

According to Manohar Parrikar, the steel manufacturing plants are not possible to be set up in Goa as the existing iron ore in the state is of low quality.

Will seek amendment to NGT order on CRZ construction: Manohar Parrikar
Will seek amendment to NGT order on CRZ construction: Manohar Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said this in the State Legislative Assembly while responding to a query by party colleague Carlose Almeida over the construction of a fishing jetty in Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) in Vasco town.

Goa: Have moved over a thousand notes as follow-up on feedback, says Manohar Parrikar
Goa: Have moved over a thousand notes as follow-up on feedback, says Manohar Parrikar

“I am open for suggestions to run the government in a better way. If there is any injustice, then it can be corrected with public feedback,” Manohar Parrikar said.

Goa: 5 robbers loot Rs 13 lakh from bank at gunpoint, 2 held; CM seeks report
Goa: 5 robbers loot Rs 13 lakh from bank at gunpoint, 2 held; CM seeks report

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought a detailed inquiry report from the police into the incident.

Goa’s inland routes to get solar-powered boats by June 2018
Goa’s inland routes to get solar-powered boats by June 2018

The proposal for the new ferry boats will be ready in the next six months and constructing them would take another six months, River Navigation Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said.

Goa govt to spend Rs 800 crore to revive Mandovi waters
Goa govt to spend Rs 800 crore to revive Mandovi waters

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on July 21 this year, had  directed the state government to put in place a time-bound programme to revitalise the river.

Goa to enact law allowing contract, community farming   
Goa to enact law allowing contract, community farming  

The Agriculture minister said his department is in the process to draft both these legislations which could revive farming activities in the stretches of fallow land.

Goa Congress defends Digambar Kamat over SIT probe in mining case
Goa Congress defends Digambar Kamat over SIT probe in mining case

Goa Congress president Shantaram Naik told reporters that it seems Kamat, prima facie, used his quasi-judicial powers to condone delay in renewing mining leases.

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.