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Digvijaya Singh didn’t allow me to stake claim to form Goa govt: Luizinho Faleiro

Faleiro’s statement comes at a time when state politics is at a fragile juncture, with the BJP’s MLA count reduced to 13 after the death of former minister Francis D Souza. Congress now has 14 MLAs, regaining its stature as the single largest party in the Assembly.

Goa jail readied for foreign nationals overstaying illegally

Cases of foreign nationals staying back after their visas expired have been often deported but the accused managed to secure bail as there was no specified detention centre for such individuals.


Sardesai accuses Congress of twisting his statement on CM Manohar Parrikar

On Wednesday, Sardesai had showered praise on Parrikar, saying that like Jesus Christ, he built bridges, not walls.

Goa to review scheme: Citing privacy and misuse, MLAs call for scrapping traffic sentinels

The scheme allows citizens to report on traffic violations by clicking a photograph or video of the offender and vehicle registration plate and sending it to Goa Traffic Police department through a WhatsApp number.

Goa cabinet passes bill; drinking in public to now carry Rs 2,000 fine

According to the new amendment, individual offenders will be fined Rs 2,000. The penalty will also be applicable if a group is seen drinking in public, in which case the fine will be Rs 10,000.

Goa government sets up special court to hear illegal mining cases

The Justice M B Shah Commission had earlier probed the mining sector in Goa and its report in 2012 had pegged the alleged irregularities at around Rs 35,000 crore in the state.


Zero deaths in 2018, Goa targets rabies-free 2020

With 5.2 lakh children and 23,000 school teachers educated on the virus in four years, with close to 1 lakh dogs vaccinated annually, and 106 positive samples between 2017 and 2018, Goa is the first state that did not report a single human death due to rabies last year.

Name Goa's 2 bridges after Dayanand Bandodkar, Dr Jack Sequeira: Congress urges PM Modi

The Goa government and the Centre are jointly constructing these two bridges. Union minister Nitin Gadkari is scheduled to inaugurate the third bridge over the Mandovi river on Sunday.

Drinking in public in Goa? be ready to pay Rs 2000 fine, serve jail term

The penalty will also be applicable if a group is seen drinking in public, in which case the fine will be Rs 10,000. State Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar confirmed that an amendment to Registration of Tourist Trade Act has been made to accommodate the penalty.

Ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to attend three-day Assembly session

Meanwhile, the office of the speaker has received total 419 questions for the three-day session, including 137 starred and 282 unstarred questions.

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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 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.


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