Goa News

Goans to be barred from casinos soon, says CM Pramod Sawant

Sawant was replying to demands made by MLAs — of both ruling and opposition parties — who pointed that Goan families are suffering with huge amounts of debt with savings lost in gambling.

Rain brings Goa to a standstill, supplies likely to be impacted

With heavy flooding and rising water levels across the state, the Pramod Sawant government declared a holiday for all schools on Wednesday.

Goa to amend Portuguese-era law to allow marriage registration of outsiders

"We would amend the Uniform Civil Code, after which non-Goans can be allowed to register their marriages in the coastal state, which is currently banned under this Portuguese-era law," said Goa CM Pramod Sawant.

Goan women delicate, women from outside fast: ex-CM Churchill Alemao

The Bill will allow women to work late night shifts in various industries. During the discussion, Alemao pointed towards women working in casinos to illustrate his point.

Goa plans policy to help its residents get jobs in industries

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said his government was aware of the lack of employment opportunities for local residents and industries allocating work to outsiders through contractors.

Goan women are ‘decent, delicate’, those from outside are ‘fast’: NCP MLA

"Not everyone seems to have visited casinos here. The women who work there are from outside, they know karate-barate and are fast. Goan women are not like them, they are soft... they are decent and delicate. The women from outside are fast... it may work for them...," he said.

No longer about BJP vs Cong, this is about democracy: Goa Congress head Chellakumar

The Congress has announced to file a petition before the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and also move the court seeking disqualification of the 10 MLAs who resigned from the party on Wednesday and crossed over to the BJP.

Two held for stalking schoolgirls in Old Goa

The complaint said that three persons were following the minor schoolgirls and asking them to have a personal interaction with them, he said.

Goa: Taxi owners continue protest against GoaMiles; refuse to cooperate

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo, who was also present at the meeting, said the issue will be resolved in the next few days.

Goa Cabinet clears bill that allows women to work in late night shifts

Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said the opportunity was “in the interest of gender equality”.

Woman found murdered in South Goa, two held

After strangulating her to death, the accused, along with his accomplice, transported her body and dumped it in the forest area near Rivona village, he said.

Artist assaulted in Goa describes attack in viral video

Goa police has booked Franco under IPC Sections 354 (outraging modesty) and 354 d (stalking) 323 (causing hurt voluntarily), 504 (breach of peace).