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In a first, presence of tiger recorded at Goa national park

“The striped tiger presence in the area indicates the level of protection, quality of wildlife habitat and management practices in the national park are of high levels,” a statement released by the National Park said.

Goa varsity withdraws teacher recruitment ads after objections

The GFP, a constituent of the BJP-led government in the state, had expressed its opposition to the advertisements, saying the exclusion of the domicile clause would lead to non-Goans applying for all the 80-odd vacancies.


Goa Deputy CM Vijai Sardesai's 'weaponising youth' remark: Congress complains to EC

Last week, while responding to a question on dilution of domicile clause by the Goa University, Sardesai, who heads the Goa Forward Party (GFP), said they were willing to go anywhere to protect the interest of Goans.

Sardesai sticks to weaponising remark: ‘Can hit the streets’

On Tuesday, during the launch of his party’s office in the state capital, Vijai Sardesai had spoken on getting “aggressive” to ensure that outsiders do not pluck away plum postings in the government. His party, he says, protested this even earlier.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ADR finds discrepancies in affidavits of AAP, Congress candidates

The Panaji Assembly bypoll was necessitated due to the death of sitting MLA Parrikar on March 17. The BJP has nominated Kunkolienkar to take on Monserratte, who is now contesting on Congress' ticket, and Naik in the bypoll to be held May 19.

Unable to convince voters, Goa AAP candidate puts it in an affidavit: 'Will not join BJP, back their govt'

Displaying his affidavit, Valmiki Naik said he took recourse to the unusual move as he was finding it difficult to convince the voters that he would not switch parties or be part of the BJP if he got elected.


Former RSS leader Subhash Velingkar in fray for Panaji by-election

"I am contesting the election with a commitment to clean up this kind of politics," Velingkar said. Considered a strategist for the BJP in the late 1990s, he is contesting election for the first time.

Goa records 72% turnout in two Lok Sabha seats amid EVM glitches

While morning saw a sluggish start with a few booths in South Goa complaining of faulty EVMs, by evening, the percentage of voting across the state picked up, with the government announcement of a public holiday also helping to get people to come to vote.

Goa’s tourism sector wants state to plan ahead to sustain visitor flow

Goa's tourism industry lacks policy and stakeholders want the government to come clean on what plans it has for what is now the backbone of the state's economy.

Ahead of Goa polls, Congress, BJP bolster their strength

The BJP is expected to officially announce the name of Utpal Parrikar, the former CM’s son, as their candidate for the seat.

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Sneak peak into the world’s first feni cellar, set to open in Goa this month

The world’s lone feni cellar will officially open to public this month in Goa.

TripAdvisor's top 10 Indian beaches for 2016

Based on votes from millions of travellers nationwide and worldwide, here's a list of the Top 10 beaches in India that made it to Trip Advisor's list of Best Indian beaches for 2016.


PM Narendra Modi on board INS Vikramaditya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated India's largest warship INS Vikramaditya to the nation.

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Goa village wants to go dry

The villagers of Surla in Goa want its alcohol shops to be shut down. Tourists flock to its liquor shops to purchase cheap alcohol which results in misbehaviour with women and children. The residents want a cancellation of liquor licences of all the alcohol shops operating within the village.

Goa agriculture minister tells farmers say 'Om rom jum sah' for better output

Goa agriculture minister Vijay Sardesai has told farmers to meditate for 20 minutes in their fields saying 'Om Rum Jum Sah' to improve their output. The minister insists that this is a scientific method.


Opinion | In Goa Coal Corridor, Tarpaulin-Covered Graveyards In The Wake Of A Toxic Train

Nearly 25 million tonnes of coal — evenly spread across a standard football field, this toxic black mountain will rise almost 3 km into the sky. That is the amount that will be unloaded each year at the Mormugao Port Trust by 2020, just three years away. By 2030, official records attest, this is slated […]

How Coal Is Choking Goa, Express Investigates

Every two hours on average, a freight train pulls out of Mormugao Port, 6 km from Vasco. Each of its 58 wagons is covered with blue tarpaulin, the edges of which flap in the breeze, revealing what lies underneath — about 65,000 kg of coal, the toxic black dust hanging in the air like a […]

Sadhvi Saraswati Addresses Media At India Hindu Conclave In Goa

Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai on Saturday hit out at Sadhvi Saraswati, who stoked a row with her remark on beef consumption, saying people like her come to the state as “tourists,” who are unaware of the Goan ethos. The state agriculture minister said strong action will be taken against those who try to create communal […]

Goa Carnival attracts tourists in large number

Panji, Feb 08 (ANI): A colourful carnival drew hundreds of tourists in Panaji city. International and local artists mersmerised people with their performances and paraded on the streets. Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said Goa has invited 12 artists from the U.K. and South Africa for the four-day long carnival. Colourful tableaus were paraded on the streets on the third day of the carnival, depicting the cultural heritage of Goa and the influence of Portuguese culture. Local and international tourists alike enjoyed the carnival, hoping to witness more in the coming days. The carnival, which will end on Tuesday, marks merriment and precedes the 40 days of Lent observed before Easter.


My relations with Lt Gen Jacob were friendly: Parrikar

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): After the demise of Lieutenant General (Retired) Jack Farj Rafael Jacob, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that he had very different and friendly relations with him. Appreciating Lt. Gen. Jacob he said that he was a straight forward man and his contributions played a very vital role in the development of the country. He further asserted that he developed good relations with him when he was governor of Goa. Lt. Gen. Jacob, 92, passed away on Wednesday morning following a 13-days illness. He played the key role in India's victory in the India-Pakistan war of 1971.

Sent MLAs to Brazil to promote football: Manohar Parrikar

Goa CM says media has created a negative image about politics