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Manohar Parrikar busy in Goa while terrorists attack army: Sanjay Raut
Manohar Parrikar busy in Goa while terrorists attack army: Sanjay Raut

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said it was unfortunate that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was “busy in Goa’s politics” while terrorists were attacking the army.

Kejriwal promises rehab fund for mining affected in Goa
Kejriwal promises rehab fund for mining affected in Goa

AAP national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday assured rehabilitation fund of Rs 400 crore for the “victims” of 2014 iron ore mining ban in Goa.

Card payment: All Goa Petrol Pump Dealers’ Assn has not given any direction
Card payment: All Goa Petrol Pump Dealers’ Assn has not given any direction

The All Goa Petrol Pump Dealers’ Association has not issued any direction to its members to stop accepting payments through credit and debit cards at petrol pumps

Goa moving closer to achieve total LED street lighting
Goa moving closer to achieve total LED street lighting

The work to replace street lights had begun in Goa after Diwali last year.

Poll dates out: MGP says will withdraw support to Goa government
Poll dates out: MGP says will withdraw support to Goa government

MGP president Dipak Dhavalikar said it is not difficult for the party to win majority of seats as “through the government and organisation, it was always connected to the voters”.

AAP declares four more candidates for Goa polls
AAP declares four more candidates for Goa polls

The party has already announced former bureaucrat Elvis Gomes as their chief ministerial face in the coastal state.

Gomes, AAP candidate for CM’s post in Goa, appears before ACB
Gomes, AAP candidate for CM’s post in Goa, appears before ACB

The 53-year-old AAP candidate, who would be contesting from Cuncolim in South Goa, has been announced as chief ministerial face of the party for the state Assembly polls due in early 2017.

Manohar Parrikar, Sripad Naik at loggerheads over former Congress legislator Madkaikar’s entry into Goa BJP
Manohar Parrikar, Sripad Naik at loggerheads over former Congress legislator Madkaikar’s entry into Goa BJP

Parrikar claimed, talking to mediamen on Sunday, that “as far as Sripad Naik is concerned he was totally taken into confidence before the decision (of Madkaikar’s entry) was taken.”

Goa: Passenger detained with Rs 4.76 lakh cash in Rs 2000 notes
Goa: Passenger detained with Rs 4.76 lakh cash in Rs 2000 notes

“The passenger was found with the cash during the checking at the departure gate. He had hidden 238 Rs 2,000 currency notes in the jeans in his hand baggage,” a senior Customs and Central Excise official told reporters in Vasco.

Goa Congress backs Nilkant Halarnkar in land grab case
Goa Congress backs Nilkant Halarnkar in land grab case

Halarnkar was booked by the ACB in June this year along with AAP’s chief ministerial face for the upcoming Goa Assembly polls, Elvis Gomes for their alleged involvement in the case.

Goa: ‘lay counsellors’ help fight depression, harmful drinking
Goa: ‘lay counsellors’ help fight depression, harmful drinking

Dr Vikram Patel, psychiatrist and principal researcher for the trials, told The Indian Express that the treatment gap for both disorders in the country is a staggering 85 per cent.

Airlines yet to integrate cyber security with business plans
Airlines yet to integrate cyber security with business plans

cyber security is an area earmarked for major IT investment by every Indian airline, the 2016 India IT Trends Benchmark report released by SITA said

Goa MLA Mauvin Godinho quits Congress, joins ruling BJP
Goa MLA Mauvin Godinho quits Congress, joins ruling BJP

“This morning I submitted the resignation to Congress party. I also submitted my resignation as member of Legislative Assembly to the Speaker. I am a free person now,” Godinho told reporters.

Rahul Gandhi to take part in ‘padyatra’ ahead of rally in Goa
Rahul Gandhi to take part in ‘padyatra’ ahead of rally in Goa

The ‘padyatra’ that began in North Goa’s Pernem Taluka on November 29, has covered 266 km and 34 constituencies, and Gandhi’s public rally will sum it up, he said.

All-women polling stations likely in Goa Assembly elections
All-women polling stations likely in Goa Assembly elections

The commission has also taken into account the possibility of distribution of commodities to influence voters during the polls.

Can’t have two official languages, Konkani has played major role in Goan identity: Parsekar
Can’t have two official languages, Konkani has played major role in Goan identity: Parsekar

Parsekar: “We have to accept that there cannot be two official languages.”

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar sacks two ministers, ends alliance with MGP
Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar sacks two ministers, ends alliance with MGP

Over the last few weeks, the MGP has been demanding that the Goa BJP sack the chief minister if it wanted the alliance to continue.

BJP-MGP rift in Goa widens ahead of polls
BJP-MGP rift in Goa widens ahead of polls

MGP leader and state Transport Minister Sudin Dhavalikar recently accused Parsekar of taking the state 10 years backward during his two-and-half year rule.

Cyclone Vardah to pass over south Goa on Dec 14
Cyclone Vardah to pass over south Goa on Dec 14

Two persons were killed as heavy rains accompanied by high velocity winds on Monday pounded Chennai and coastal districts of north Tamil Nadu.

Goa: BJP’s key ally MGP demands CM Parsekar’s ouster for pre-poll talks
Goa: BJP’s key ally MGP demands CM Parsekar’s ouster for pre-poll talks

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

Manohar Parrikar likely to celebrate birthday in Goa, address rally
Manohar Parrikar likely to celebrate birthday in Goa, address rally

Parrikar will address a ‘Vijay Sankalp’ rally in Parra on his birthday.

Parrikar’s bid to make Goa ‘first cashless state’ finds some resistance in local BJP-unit
Parrikar’s bid to make Goa ‘first cashless state’ finds some resistance in local BJP-unit

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