updated 12:07 PM UTC, Jun 27, 2017

Goa assembly ratifies GST bill in special session

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:14
Panaji: The Goa legislative assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution ratifying the Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2016, as passed by parliament during its monsoon session. This paves the way for the presidential assent to the bill.Chief Minister Laxmikant…

Goa RSS chief should not have been sacked: Parsekar

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:59
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday expressed regret over the unceremonious removal of Subhash Velingkar as the state RSS chief.The chief minister initially refused to comment on the sacking of Velingkar, the state's seniormost swayamsevak by the RSS.…

NIO discovers world's first ancient settlement destroyed by tsunami

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 08:07
Panaji: Marine archaeologists on Monday claimed to have discovered the world's first ancient urban settlement, which could have been destroyed by a tsunami.Addressing a press conference here, National Institute of Oceanography Director S.W.A. Naqvi said that the archaeological site of…

Goa Congress sees communal conspiracy in rail fare hike

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 07:44
Panaji:The Congress party in Goa on Monday alleged a communal design on part of the BJP government at the Centre and in the state with regard to the 300 per cent hike in special train fare from Goa to the…

People like Kejriwal as he sensationalises issues: Goa CM

Friday, 01 July 2016 17:39
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying people like him only because he "sensationalises" issues and added that the AAP founder-convenor was not his "ideal" by any standards."People like him because he…

Goa ex-minister questioned in cricket body fraud case

Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:08
Panaji: Former Goa Cricket Association President Dayanand Narvekar, who was also the state Finance Minister, was on Wednesday grilled by officials of the Economic Offences Cell of the Goa Police in a Rs 3.13 crore scam.Narvekar was the president of…

Political parties in Goa encourage sex tourism: Kejriwal

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 14:18
Panaji: The tourism of sex, drugs and prostitution in Goa is backed by political patronage and is defaming Goa, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.He was speaking at an interaction with small hoteliers and tourism…

Kejriwal talks fish to woo Goans

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:36
Panaji: It's said, if you want to get through to a Goan's heart, make sure there's fresh fish on his or her plate.In a campaign mode, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder-convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday chose…

Goa fishermen's union threatens to disrupt BRICS summit

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 15:23
Panaji: A fishermen's association in Goa has threatened to disrupt the upcoming BRICS summit in Goa, if a proposed satellite port in Betul village in south Goa is not scrapped and traditional homes of fishermen, facing demolition, saved by the…

Goa CM asks children to be on guard against drug use

Monday, 27 June 2016 18:10
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday urged children living in the tourism-centric coastal areas and whose families let rooms to foreign tourists, to be on guard against possible use of drugs.Parsekar said only a small fraction of tourists…