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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…

Goa an unclean, overrun tourist destination: Trade official

Saturday, 09 January 2016 12:04
Overcrowded, unclean Goa will get destroyed if it encourages more tourist arrivals, a top tourism and trade industry official said on Friday, adding that the state known for its beaches and nightlife may have already crossed its capacity.Addressing a press…

'The Man Who Knew Infinity' brings Ramanujan's legacy back to India

Friday, 20 November 2015 09:49
Panaji: If Richard Attenborough brought home Mahatma Gandhi by making a biopic on the 'Father of the Nation', young director Matt Brown has brought home the legacy of mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar back to India with his film "The…

Goa's Congress unit to administer oath of tolerance

Friday, 06 November 2015 15:14
Panaji: Accusing the BJP-led central and Goa governments of fostering intolerance, the Congress will next week administer an oath of tolerance here in protest, its state president Luizinho Faleiro said on Friday."We propose to administer the oath of tolerance so…

End of barbs on social media is 'biggest achievement': Goa CM

Thursday, 05 November 2015 12:59
Panaji: Known for his ready organic wit, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said his biggest achievement as the state's top political executive over the last one year was that people have stopped making fun of him on social media."People have…

Up to central government to revoke Maggi ban: Goa CM

Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:21
Panaji: Sale of Nestle's Maggi noodles will resume only after the central government lifts the ban on the product, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Thursday, adding that the state government has no role in resumption of the sales of…

Congress, BJP spar over Goa leader's milk bath

Monday, 02 November 2015 16:20
Panaji: A video clip of a councillor having a milk bath after getting elected on a BJP-supported municipal panel has triggered a bout of sparring between the Congress and the ruling BJP in Goa.The video shows Kishor Shet, a councillor…