BJP govt. makes Goa A hub for narcotics says Congress

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Panaji, Dec 17 (IANS) Under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule, Goa has become a hub for drugs and a base for Hindutva experimentation, the Congress has claimed in a five-page chargesheet on the state government’s performance.The chargesheet, which was compiled after a two-day conclave of party leaders at a resort near Panaji, claims that the […]

Manohar Parrikar resigns as Goa CM, Laxmikant Parsekar likely to take the post

Manohar Parrikar resigns as Goa CM, Laxmikant Parsekar likely to take the post

  Panaji: Manohar Parrikar resigned as Goa Chief Minister on Saturday. The 58-year-old submitted his resignation through fax to Governor Mridula Sinha. Sources have tipped that state Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar is likely to be the next CM, even as a certain section of the Goa cabinet rooted for deputy CM Francis D’Souza. Earlier on Saturday, some MLAs […]

Goa’s new CM Saturday: Parrikar

Goa's new CM Saturday: Parrikar

Panaji, Nov 7 Goa will have to wait until Saturday for a new chief minister. Incumbent Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Friday said that he would be putting in his papers Saturday. Speaking to reporters ahead of a crucial meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s legislative wing, Parrikar said: “The new chief minister will be sworn […]

Goa Police blocking crime data, reporters complain

Goa Police blocking crime data, reporters complain

Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) The crime reporters in Goa have complained to Director General of Police T.N. Mohan about attempts by the police to block information about crime data. The information blockade by Goa Police continued for the fifth day Tuesday, journalists said. The step came amid severe and consistent criticism of the media by […]

Goa’s first plane-load of tourists to arrive Oct 15

Goa's first plane-load of tourists to arrive Oct 15

Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Goa’s tourist season will kick off Oct 15 with the arrival of the first foreign chartered flight from Ukraine at the Dabolim international airport here, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has said.“The first chartered flight to Goa will arrive Oct 15. It’s coming from Ukarine,” Parulekar told IANS.Goa annually attracts three milion tourists, […]

Deer, monitor lizards, tigers all game in Goa’s forests

Deer, monitor lizards, tigers all game in Goa's forests

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) Exotic varieties of deer, monitor lizards, wild boar, bears and even leopards and tigers are favourite game for Goa’s poachers who have freely trapped and shot wildlife in the state’s five wildlife sanctuaries over the last couple of years, official records show. The records, sourced from the state […]