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13-Apr-2019 Panaji

Lynchings will be commonplace under Shah: Arvind Kejriwal

If BJP President Amit Shah ever becomes the Union Home Minister, lynchings will be commonplace in India, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.Slamming Shah's comments at Thursday's campaign meeting in Darjeeling, where the Bharatiya Janata...

10-Apr-2019 Panaji

Rahul lies as he's burdened by father's Bofors sins : Narendra Modi

Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi without naming him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the Congress President lied a lot perhaps because he was burdened by the sins of his father who was allegedly involved in the Bofors artillery deal."Sometimes...

20-Mar-2019 Panaji

Pramod Sawant wins trust vote in Goa

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the Goa Assembly and pledged to carry forward his late predecessor Manohar Parrikar's vision of "positive thinking".Twenty of the 36 members in the House voted for the coalition government led...

19-Mar-2019 Panaji

Never a minister, Ayurveda doctor Pramod Sawant now Goa CM

BJP youth leader and former Speaker of the state legislative assembly Pramod Sawant, who on Tuesday was sworn-in as Goa's 11th Chief Minister, assumed the top political mantle despite never having served as a minister in the state cabinet.Much like Sawant's...

17-Mar-2019 Panaji

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar loses long battle to cancer

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.The condition of Parrikar, diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year and in and out...

13-Mar-2019 Panaji

Will 'Hindu' parties impact BJP in Goa?

The thunder of all the bombs dropped by the IAF on Balakot may not politically echo in the BJP's favour in Goa where it appears to be caught between a rock, a hard place and a granite slab ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and three Assembly by-polls - as...

25-Feb-2019 Panaji

Congress-run WhatsApp group has 'Pakis' : Meenakshi Lekhi

A WhatsApp political group formed and administered by the Congress has five 'Pakis' as members who also deride Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said BJP national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi on Monday.Hasiba Amin, the national convenor of the social media...

27-Jan-2019 Panji

Tourism-savvy Goa should have flying buses: Nitin Gadkari

Goa needs to introduce less polluting flying double decker buses, like those manufactured in Austria since the coastal state is a tourism destination, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday.Gadkari, who inaugurated a...

14-Jan-2019 Panaji

Wish to work with Spielberg despite mockery: Sreesanth

Former India cricketer and actor S. Sreesanth, who has featured in the recently released "Cabaret", on Monday brushed aside mockery about his stated ambition to work with acclaimed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.He said people had also mocked him in the...

07-Dec-2018 Panaji

Suresh Prabhu urges start-ups to boost India's agricultural yield

India's predominantly small agricultural holdings present a unique opportunity for budding start-ups to explore ways and means to increase crop yield from small parcels of farmland using technology, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said...

02-Dec-2018 Panaji

I'm getting wonderful scripts, but there's no time : Pankaj Tripathi

"Baap re baap, ab itne log jaanne lag gaye hain," actor Pankaj Tripathi exclaims in acknowledgement of the love and praise he has received for his versatile roles across films and web series over the years. He says he is swarmed with good scripts, but doesn't...

23-Nov-2018 Panaji

#MeToo discussion: All quiet on the IFFI front

India's #MeToo movement has been a raging point of discussion at most film-related red carpet events, press conferences and festivals. But not at the ongoing 49th International Film Festival of India.IFFI was "not designed that way", a top Ministry of Information...

20-Nov-2018 Panaji

Sonu Sood to pay tribute to Bollywood's action heroes

Actor Sonu Sood, a fitness freak, will bring a touch of heroism to the opening ceremony of the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) with a one-of-a-kind tribute to Bollywood's iconic action stars.Sonu will on Tuesday perform on songs of Amitabh...

12-Nov-2018 Panaji

Yoga can save government, families' healthcare costs : Suresh Prabhu

Practicing yoga regularly can enable governments and individual households save on healthcare costs, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said here on Monday.Speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day international yoga conference, Prabhu...

22-Oct-2018 Panaji

Concerned with citizens' health, not of politics : Suresh Prabhu

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu on Monday dodged questions here related to an ongoing political impasse triggered by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's ailment, claiming that he was responsible for the "health of citizens and not...

02-Oct-2018 Panaji

Shame that India's capital is most unsafe city in world : AAP leader

Delhi is the most unsafe city in the world and it is a shame that it is the national capital of India and yet so unsafe, AAP leader Atishi said on  Tuesday.Atishi, who was in Goa to inaugurate the Aam Aadmi's Party's office in South Goa and the official...

28-Sep-2018 Panaji

Idli, dosa will outlast pizza, burgers : M. Venkaiah Naidu

Indian food is time tested and in the long run idli, sambar and dosa will phase out pizzas and burgers globally, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday."...the food of India is time tested. It is attracting international attention... Your idli, your...

28-Sep-2018 Panaji

Say 'namaskar', not 'good morning' : M. Venkaiah Naidu

Indians should let go the colonial mindset and greet people with 'namaskar' rather than with 'good morning', 'good afternoon' and 'good evening', Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday.Naidu, speaking at a convocation ceremony organised by the National...

23-Sep-2018 Panaji

Ravana was born in Noida village : Subramanian Swamy

Ravana was born in Noida unlike late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's belief that the Lankan king was a Dravidian like him, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said here on Sunday.Speaking at an event in South Goa, Swamy claimed that contrary to popular notions,...

19-Sep-2018 Panaji

Amit Shah meets party leaders, no breakthrough on Goa leadership

The BJP's quest to find a replacement for ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar met with a setback on Wednesday as a meeting of top state BJP officials with party President Amit Shah in Delhi failed to resolve the issue.Party sources said the meeting, attended...

06-Sep-2018 Panji

My films have huge messages : Salman Khan

Superstar Salman Khan says that he doesn't do "meaningful films" but his movies carry "huge messages".It was in 1988 that Salman made a splash in Bollywood as an actor in "Biwi Ho To Aisi". The "Maine Pyar Kiya" star added muscle to his filmography with hit films...

05-Sep-2018 Panaji

I'm not part of casting : Salman Khan on 'Bigg Boss'

Superstar Salman Khan has been hosting "Bigg Boss" since its fourth season and says he often gets calls from people who are interested in participating in the controversial reality show, but he doesn't take a call on casting the contestants.The show has had actors...

27-Aug-2018 Panaji

Parrikar's silence on Rafale deal is betraying nation: Congress

The Congress on Monday accused Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of being silent on the controversial Rafale deal, saying he was aware of the violation of several norms linked to the purchase of the French military aircraft.All...

15-Aug-2018 Panaji

Goa to announce employment policy soon : Manohar Parrikar

The Goa government will soon announce an employment policy aimed at ensuring job for every youth in the coastal state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.Parrikar, who is currently in the US undergoing treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer,...

23-Jul-2018 Panaji

Spend quality time with children, Manish Sisodia tells parents

For a parent, going for a movie with their children is the same as taking three hours from the children's time and giving it away to Shah Rukh Khan and the experience is not the same as spending quality time with their wards, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister...

15-Jul-2018 Panaji

Aadhaar biometric data cannot be hacked : Ravi Shankar Prasad

The biometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked even if someone tried a billion times, Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday, while calling the data storage system "completely safe and secure"."... the system contains...

15-Jul-2018 Panaji

Had to intervene as Goans stopped eating fish : Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said he had to intervene in the ongoing controversy over the use of formalin in preserving fish, because people in the coastal state have stopped eating fish."Yesterday, I was kept quiet. But since fish is a...

25-Jun-2018 Panaji

Use plastic with responsibility : Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday asked the people to be responsible with the use of plastic."Now that the new market has been inaugurated, I want to underline that it is our responsibility to keep it clean.We should stop throwing plastic bags...

13-May-2018 Panaji

Work hard for next Goa Assembly poll win, Amit Shah tells BJP workers

BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday exhorted his party's booth-level members to work hard to ensure that the National Democratic Alliance wins 35 of the 40 Assembly seats in Goa in the next state polls.He said instability was an obstacle to Goa's development...

05-Apr-2018 Panaji

Government pulled out of fake news row with difficulty : Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru and business magnate Baba Ramdev on Thursday said the government itself is caught in a controversy related to fake news and had only managed to extricate itself out of it with great difficulty."In my life, I have twice or four times heard someone...

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