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Goa Congress to write to President Kovind demanding removal of Governor

Alleging that Mridula Sinha was "behaving like a BJP women’s wing leader” rather than the custodian of the Indian constitution, Goa Congress demanded her resignation.

Manohar Parrikar’s birthday today: Goa CM advised to stay indoors, BJP to hold events

This will be the first time Parrikar will not be celebrating his birthday in public after becoming an MLA over two decades ago.

Goa: HC asks petitioners to spell out their pleas against coal pollution

Justice R M Borde and Justice Prithviraj K Chavan were hearing a petition filed by NGO Goa Foundation and five others, seeking an order for permanent closure of operations of coal and coke handling at the port.

Iron ore mining closure taking heavy toll on Goa economy

The Supreme Court, in its February 7 order, had quashed 88 mining leases, which had to wind up their operations from March 16, bringing the entire industry, a key source of revenue for the government, to a grinding halt.

Goa: Congress to launch statewide agitation to demand “full-time” CM

Last week, hundreds of people, including some Congress leaders, had marched to Parrikar's residence, demanding his resignation and a "full-time" chief minister for Goa.

Manohar Parrikar wanted to quit, BJP high command did not allow: Goa minister

"He wanted to give up the CM's post altogether. He had even shown inclination to give away his portfolios (to other ministers) when he was admitted to a hospital during Ganesh Chaturthi festival."

Ex-Goa RSS chief formally joins Goa Suraksha Manch

The GSM was formed in 2016 after Velingkar developed serious differences with the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) over the issue of the medium of instruction in elementary education.

Goa: Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo opposes ban on fish import

He said the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) can set up mobile laboratories to conduct random checks on fish stocks and those found guilty should be punished.

Goa’s six-month ban on fish import kicks in

Earlier, the state government had announced that a laboratory would be set up to check the quality of fishes coming in to Goa from other states.

Goa government bans fish imports for 6 months: Health Minister

The state government is banning fish imports for the second time this year, the earlier one, for fifteen days, having been announced by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in July.

Goa: Body of priest-activist waited three years for burial

On November 6, 2015, 52-year-old Dias’s body was found floating in the Mandovi tributary about 20 km away, with the Goa Police initially recording it as an “unnatural death” and later attributing it to “foul play”.

Goa Congress seeks appointment with ailing Manohar Parrikar

Congress' Goa unit spokesperson Swati Kerkar said the chief minister's office and the BJP have been claiming that Parrikar's health was improving but appointments sought by her party had been denied on health grounds.