Free Press Journal
  • Congress claims it has numbers to form government in Goa

    Panaji: The opposition Congress in Goa on Wednesday claimed that it had the support of over 21 legislators in the 40-member Assembly, giving it enough strength to form the government in the state.

  • Manohar Parrikar may dissolve Goa Assembly, Congress writes to Governor

    Panaji: Opposition Congress in Goa wrote to Governor Wednesday, expressing fear that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may dissolve the Assembly as he is “losing grip” over allies and facing intra-party politics. In a letter to governor Mridula Sinha, Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said in such a scenario, the Congress should get a chance to form the government, and the Assembly should not be dissolved before its term is over.

  • Monsoon session of Goa Assembly to commence tomorrow

    Panaji: The monsoon session of the Goa Assembly will begin tomorrow with the opposition parties planning to corner the BJP-led government on the issues like non-resumption of mining operations and use of formalin in fish. The session, which will have 12 working days, is scheduled to culminate on August 3.

  • Goa Budget 2018: CM Manohar Parrikar presents Rs 17,123 crore budget

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today presented in the state assembly a Rs 17,123-crore budget for 2018-19, an increase of 6.84 per cent over the ongoing fiscal, with a stress on education and job creation. Parrikar, who was undergoing treatment at a Mumbai hospital for a pancreatic ailment, returned here this afternoon.

  • Sunny Leone condom ads to be taken off from Goa buses

    Panaji: Condom ads featuring Bollywood actress and former pornstar Sunny Leone will be taken off display boards on state-run buses, Goa Transport Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Friday.

  • BJP confident of winning floor test in Goa Assembly

    Panaji: The BJP today welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to not stay the swearing-in of Manohar Parrikar as Goa Chief Minister, and claimed it will be able to prove majority on the floor of the House.

  • Naval air enclave proposed at Goa airport: CM

    Panaji: A provision has been made for a naval air enclave spread over five acres at the upcoming Mopa International Airport in North Goa, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told the assembly on Monday.

  • Parsekar may lead BJP in Goa Assembly polls hints Parrikar

    Panaji: Senior BJP leader and Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar hinted that Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will lead the party in the state elections due next year, while the latter today said it is for the party and the people to decide.

  • Ruckus in Goa Assembly as MLA criticises former Speaker

    Panaji: The Goa Assembly session today witnessed din after the election for the Speaker’s post when Independent legislator Vijay Sardesai started criticising outgoing Speaker Rajendra Arlekar for not “allowing” Opposition members to speak during his tenure. BJP legislator Anant Shet was today elected as the Assembly Speaker.

  • Francisco Pacheco

    Manohar Parrikar wants Pacheco to inform assembly of actual hiding place

    Panaji:  Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said he would ask convicted legislator Francisco Pacheco to formally clarify in Goa assembly that he was not hiding at his (Parrikar’s) official residence 10, Akbar Road in New Delhi while absconding for two months.