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manohar parrikar
BJP MLAs want Parrikar as CM

Panaji: Newly elected BJP MLAs on Sunday passed a resolution demanding the return of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister of Goa. The resolution was passed at a meeting of BJP MLAs at a meeting attended by Parrikar, union minister Nitin Gadkari and caretaker Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar. Parrikar left the meeting temporarily when […]

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Battle for Punjab, Goa passes peacefully amid high voter turnout

Panaji/Chandigarh:  Over a crore and a half voters turned up to chose new governments in the traditionally high-turnout states of Punjab and Goa on Saturday, in the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his allies after the government’s move to ban high-value notes last year. Eighty-three per cent of the over 11 […]

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BRICS leaders praise Sudarshan's 'sand monuments' of five member nations

BENAULIM (Goa): Amid the ongoing BRICS Summit in Goa, heads of the states visited the sand sculptures of monuments of all the five member countries created in the lobby of a five-star resort here. India’s renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik has created the sculptures of monuments of all five participating nations – Brazil, Russia, India, […]

Maggi ban affects 500 workers in Nestle's Goa unit

Panaji: Over 500 casual workers employed at Nestle’s Goa manufacturing unit will be “impacted” due to the nationwide crackdown on Maggi. “The contract workforce is getting impacted on account of Maggi noodles lines being shut down and the service providers are trying to redeploy around 500 of their contract workers elsewhere,” Himangshu Manglik, spokesperson for […]

Goa minister calls gang-rape accused 'naive' and 'small-time criminals'

Panaji: Goa Tourism minister Dilip Parulekar today dubbed five youths who allegedly gang-raped two women tourists from Delhi as “nadaan” (naive) and “small-time criminals”. He, however, said he regretted the crime in the tourism-oriented coastal belt, and tried to assure tourists that the incident was an aberration. “The boys are ‘nadaan’ and have cases of […]

Indian designer recreates flavour of Kalahari, Namib deserts

Indian fashion designer Nachiket Barve brought designs inspired by the Kalahari and Namib deserts of Africa on sensuous silhouettes like safari shirts, bikinis, skirts and stylish cholis -- at the Gionee Smartphones India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) ramp here

petrol
Goa hikes VAT on petrol to 10 percent

The Goa government on Wednesday hiked the value added tax (VAT) on petrol to ten percent, which would push petrol prices by Rs.5 and more. The hike will come into effect Jan 1

Now a piece of Goa in a Konkan Railway train

A holiday ride to Goa from Mumbai by train will now come with a touch of Goan luxury

Goa football
Lusofonia: India beat Macau 2-0, enter football final

Goa (India) scored in each half to get the better of Macau and enter into the final of football event at the Lusofonia Games here today.