The father of a rape victim has condemned the Goa government for not granting him permission to hold a public meeting on Monday to protest against the police's inability to nab the culprit even after three months of the incident.
Casinos, a key attraction for tourists visiting Goa, contributed a healthy Rs. 135.45 crore to the state government's coffers in fiscal 2012-13.
The Goa government today told the state legislative assembly that it has been following up with the Centre the demand for special status to the state in order to resolve problems created by migration.
The BJP Goa unit has decided to stand by its legislator who has opposed Playboy Club's plan to open a branch at Candolim beach which has been under consideration of the state tourism ministry.
The fresh air of Goa was supposed to rejuvenate the SAD-BJP combine's leaders to produce solutions to Punjab's problems, but all that emerged at the end of their two-day-four-night 'introspection' conclave was lots of air and all stale.
After Goa, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will hold a similar conclave at Hazoor Sahib (Maharashtra). Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, who floated this proposal, said when the move to hold a 'vichar manthan' at Goa was being debated and discussed, he was initially against it.
Even as the Congress party has launched an all out attack on Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, a Congress legislator from Goa on Tuesday it was a "vibrant state".
Goa has reported an increase in registration of sex crimes against minors due to the nationwide publicity and awareness created by the Nirbhaya case, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said Tuesday.
The fun run that took off on Sunday broke for a massively curtailed session on Monday, only to throw up some age-old ideas yet again, as the SAD and BJP's leaders from Punjab continued with their sun-sand-and-beaches Goa vacation, otherwise being called a 'vichar manthan' (thought-churning) conclave.
An MLA of the ruling BJP on Monday threatened to go on a hunger strike if the Goa government grants permission to US-based Playboy Club to open a branch in the state.
Severe violence may break out in Goa's mining belt along with several suicides due to the long drawn ban on mining activity, chief minister Manohar Parrikar acknowledged today.
The Goa government is tapping 20 mobile and landline numbers of people, who are suspected to have terror links, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said today.
The Goa government has promoted the Vasco rape victim, and her elder sister, to next class, considering it as a special case, as both the girls could not take the examinations because of the trauma.
Facing adverse impact of a ban on mining in the State, the Goa Government has told the Supreme Court it was willing to introduce competitive auctioning of mining leases subject to legal permission for the same.
Beer and Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) will be marginally expensive after Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar presented the state budget for 2013-14 Monday but a consumer can now make up part of the added expense.