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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...

24-Mar-2018 Panaji

Manohar Parrikar responding well to treatment in US : Suresh Prabhu

Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is responding well to treatment in the US, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Saturday."Spoke to @manoharparrikar who is responding well to treatment in the US. Hospital. Wished him speedy recovery, early return...

28-Feb-2018 Panji

ISL: FC Goa launch foundation

Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa launched the Forca Goa Foundation ahead of their last home game against ATK in Fatorda, it was announced on Wednesday.Forca Goa Foundation is a multi-programme NGO that provides grassroots training to children and...

14-Feb-2018 Panaji

Welcome to Goa, but don't urinate on roads : Manohar Parrikar

In a bid to diffuse the controversy stirred by Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai calling domestic tourists as "scum of earth", state Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that everyone was welcome to the state, provided they do not urinate...

13-Feb-2018 Panaji

Mhadei dispute: Goa withdraws contempt petition against Karnataka

The Goa government has withdrawn the contempt petition filed before the Mhadei River Water Disputes Tribunal, following an assurance by Karnataka government, that it would not carry out any construction work to divert water till the dispute is resolved,...

13-Feb-2018 Panaji

Modi 'visionary global leader' with feet on ground : Manohar Parrikar

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "visionary leader" with his "feet on the ground", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said even while Modi rubs shoulders with world leaders, he had the humility to enquire about the coastal state's open defecation-free...

12-Feb-2018 Panaji

State firm for mining unviable : Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday ruled out setting up of a government-run mining corporation to run the state's mining sector, calling it "unviable".He hinting that auctioning of mining leases may be the only option before him, in order to kick-start...

09-Feb-2018 Panaji

Most domestic tourists in Goa scum of the earth : Vijai Sardesai

In comments likely to raise the hackles of many, Goa Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai on Friday said a majority of the domestic tourists visiting Goa are the "scum of the earth" and north Indian tourists want to create a Haryana in Goa.Speaking...

09-Feb-2018 Panaji

Fear the fact that girls are drinking beer : Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that he had begun to fear the fact that even girls have started drinking beer now."I have begun to fear now, because even the girls have started drinking beer... the tolerance limit is being crossed."Not...

07-Feb-2018 Panaji

Opposition demands Parrikar's resignation over mining irregularities

The Opposition in Goa has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, holding him squarely responsible for the events leading up to Wednesday's cancellation of 88 renewed mining leases, which virtually brings all iron ore extraction in the...

07-Feb-2018 Panaji

AAP alleges 'big scam' behind Goa mining lease renewal

The "hurried renewal" of 88 mining leases in Goa by the BJP-led coalition government in 2015 is an even bigger scam than the Rs 35,000 crore illegal mining scam exposed in 2012 by a judicial commission, the AAP alleged on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court...

05-Feb-2018 Panaji

6 lakh drivers fined in one year in Goa : Manohar Parrikar

Over six lakh drivers, or nearly half of Goa's licenced riders, were fined in the last one year for traffic violations, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.Speaking at the launch of the Road Safety Week in Goa, Parrikar also suggested that party-goers...

01-Feb-2018 Panaji

Efforts to make Goa a scientific powerhouse : Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said efforts were on to make Goa a scientific hub in India with focus on promoting scientific temperament in the coastal state."Our government seeks to reinforce Goa's status as a scientific hub of India, with...

29-Jan-2018 Panaji

Manohar Parrikar blames wild monkeys for rise in coconut prices

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that one of the key causes for rising prices of coconuts are wild monkeys, who pluck nuts off the trees before they are ready for harvest."These 'kheti' (a breed of wild monkeys) climb coconut trees... They...

29-Jan-2018 Panaji

Goa way ahead of UP vis a vis standard of living : Manohar Parrikar

Calling out BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh for lack of development and poor living standards, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said he saw how under-developed the northern state really was when he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha from that state during...

27-Jan-2018 Panaji

Satellite to identify barren areas for aquaculture : Suresh Prabhu

Satellite imagery will be used to systematically map brackish and barren tracts of land for development of aquaculture, which is one of the biggest employment generators in the seafood sector, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said on Saturday.Prabhu,...

23-Jan-2018 Panaji

Indian missions abroad should issue Aadhar to NRIs : Congress

Indian embassies and consulates should issue Aadhar cards to NRIs, Goa Congress President Shantaram Naik said in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday.Naik said that the current procedure that requires Indian citizens living abroad to travel...

20-Jan-2018 Panaji

Hardeep Singh Puri launches star rating for garbage-free cities

Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday launched a star rating protocol for garbage-free cities in the country, where cities will be rated from one star to seven stars on the basis of several parameters identified...

19-Jan-2018 Goa

Meeting of Mining Ministers on key issues held in Goa

A meeting was held today in Goa under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Union Minister of Mines Narendra Singh Tomar, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar and the Hon’ble Ministers in-charge of Mining Department of major mineral rich States....

19-Jan-2018 Panaji

Ammonia leak near Goa airport causes alarm

Dozens of residents in South Goa were evacuated from their homes by disaster response teams after a tanker carrying ammonia gas turned turtle, causing a leakage.The accident occurred at 3:30 a.m. in Chicalim village near the Dabolim International Airport, some...

19-Jan-2018 Panaji

Tourist taxi operators go on strike in Goa

Over 3,000 tourist taxis went off Goa's roads on Friday, as taxi operators across the state made good their warning of a day-long strike.The taxi operators are protesting against harassment by police, transport department officials and mandatory fitting of...

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