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New MLAs in party, Goa BJP holds ‘bonding session’ with lessons

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant posted photographs of the workshop and tweeted, “An intriguing two day session conducted by @BJP4Goa, where we discussed our roadmap for good governance.”

MoD eyes to give push to HAL's proposed chopper project in Goa

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru and French company, Safran Helicopter Engines, had entered into a joint venture - Helicopter Engine MRO Private Limited - to set up this helicopter maintenance plant in Goa.


Goa readies law to stop outsiders from changing names for benefits

On Friday, the state Assembly passed the Goa Change of Name and Surname (Amendment) Bill, 2019, making such changes a criminal offence. The Bill is yet to get the Governor’s consent, and the rules have not been framed and notified.

Goa government to act against overcharging hotels: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the state government has come to know that several hotels were overcharging the customers, due to which the tourism industry is getting affected.

Goa govt orders probe after doctor accused of trials on patients

According to Rane, there was a case several years ago on clinical research being conducted without keeping the ethics committee in the loop and without following proper protocols.

Explained: Travelling to Goa? Taxis are on strike; here's what you should know

The Association of Tourist Taxi Owners of Goa (ATTOG), an umbrella union of taxi drivers with 30,000 affiliated private taxis, called a flash strike on Friday.


Bombay High Court convicts Goa man in 2008 Scarlett Keeling murder case

The 15-year-old was found at Anjuna beach on February 2008 which grabbed national as well as international attention. After the Goa court's ruling, the CBI challenged the judgment and appealed in 2017.

Goa to have staff selection commission soon: CM Pramod Sawant

Pramod Sawant told the House during Question Hour that Inter Departmental Committee of Officers (IDCO) has been working on finding out the exact number of vacancies in government departments.

Political instability in Karnataka and Goa is more dangerous for BJP than Congress

If the Prime Minister is sincere about creating a new India, then he will have to create a new political culture. It should be one in which defectors are not welcomed into the BJP as if they were heroes.

In rejig, Goa CM gets three ex-Cong MLAs in ministry

Goa Forward leaders dropped from Cabinet, party quits NDA

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Sushmita Sen isn’t over brother Rajeev Sen's Goa wedding

Sushmita Sen's brother Rajeev Sen got married to TV actor Charu Asopa. The couple had a three-day destination wedding in Goa.

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