Free Press Journal
  • Goa CM Manohar Parrikar says Goa mining scam worth Rs 4,000 cr, faults Shah panel

    Panaji: After earlier telling the assembly on Wednesday that the state only suffered a loss of Rs 50 to Rs 100 crore in the illegal mining scam as against Rs 35,000 crore estimated by the Justice Shah Commission, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said a little later that the extent of the scam was actually Rs 3,500 to Rs 4,000 crore.

  • We want only ‘good tourists’ in Goa: Minister

    Panaji : Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Tuesday urged tourists not to misbehave with women under the influence of alcohol while welcoming the Chief Minister’s announcement of fines for drinking and littering in public.

  • Confirmed! Mumbai-Goa cruise to begin from August 1: Nitin Gadkari

    Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari today said Mumbai-Goa cruise will start from the beginning of the next month, with an aim to boost tourism. Besides, he said, two floating restaurants will come up in Mumbai. “The first cruise between Mumbai and Goa having capacity of 500 people would start from August 1,” he added. Gadkari also said that

  • LCA Tejas introduced because of my efforts: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: The Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) of the Indian Air Force has been introduced because of his efforts when he was Defence Minister, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday, stating that the project was “not going anywhere” before he assumed charge of the ministry in 2014.

  • One learns by listening to children: Writer Paro Anand

    Nilan Singh and  Paro Anand in conversation, in the course of which they traverse many paths – down memory lane,  to children’s hearts and minds, to schools and parents’ mindsets and finally to the beaches of Goa, where her new book is set.

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    20-year-old woman raped by taxi driver in Goa, accused held

    Panaji: A 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a taxi driver near the airport in Vasco town, around 40 kms from here, police said today. The incident occurred last evening and the accused identified as Ravichandra Bhat (48) was arrested this morning, police added.

  • Mining-affected people to march on residences of Goa MLAs

    Panaji, Mining-dependent people in Goa would take out marches on private residences of all 40 MLAs from July 3 onwards for quick resolution of the crisis. Mining activity in the coastal state came to halt on March 16 this year after supreme court quashed the second renewal of 88 mining leases. Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF), an umbrella organisation of the people dependent on mining, president Puti Gaonkar said they have decided

  • Goa: Woman accused in girls’ torture case dead

    Panaji: Venus Habib, the main accused out on bail in a torture case of minor girls, died today at the Goa Medical College and Hospital here while undergoing treatment, police said. “Habib died during treatment at the GMCH. She was out on bail and not in police custody,” Vasco police inspector and investigating officer Nolasco Raposo told PTI. The cause of her death cannot be known immediately.

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    Go Goa Gone! Keeping Nick Jonas aside, Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti sizzle on ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani’; watch video

    Currently, Nick Jonas is enjoying with Priyanka Chopra and her family in Goa. Well, the alleged new lovebirds in the town are making a lot of headlines with their back-to-back spotting at various events. However, now it seems like PeeCee is not in the mood to hang out with Nick as she enjoys her Goa time with her cousin and actress

  • All options being considered to resume mining: Goa government

    Panaji: The Goa government today said that all possible options were being considered for the resumption of mining industry in the state. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar chaired a meeting of legislators from the mining belt in the state at the legislature wing of the assembly complex this morning.

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    Sao Joao: A festival in Goa celebrated by jumping into wells and lakes       

    Goa, the ultimate party capital of India is a haven for beach lovers. The destination has a certain magnetic pull that makes it populated with travellers all year around. With the onset of monsoon, Goa gets ready to celebrate its rain festival called ‘Sao Jao’ dedicated to St John the Baptist. Wondering what ‘Sao Jao Festival’ is? Okay. Remember the ‘Matargashti’ song from Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Tamasha’? Sao Jao

  • Masaan actor Shweta Tripathi to marry rapper Chaitnya Sharma on June 29 in Goa

    Masaan actor Shweta Tripathi and boyfriend Chaitnya Sharma aka SlowCheeta are getting married in Goa on June 29, 2018. The couple got engaged in April this year, the couple admitted that they are bored with usual rituals after attending too many weddings of there friends, Shweta does not want a regular Indian wedding and she is making sure that wedding is not filled with traditional Indian rituals.

  • Offbeat Beaches Near Goa for a Micro Vacation

    The calm and serenity of the beach are soul-food. But, most beaches in Goa are commercialized and noisy. Let’s then ride-away to some offbeat beaches near Goa for a micro-vacation.

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    Mumbai: Centre may form single tribunal to resolve inter-state water disputes

    Mumbai: A regional conference of western states on water resources was held in Mumbai on Monday to discuss the contentious issues among the five western states viz. Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation who chaired the conference, hinted that a single tribunal may soon be formed to resolve the inter-state water disputes.

  • IAS officers welcome Arvid Kejriwal’s appeal, open for talks

    New Delhi: IAS officers in Delhi on Monday welcomed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s appeal regarding their safety and security, saying they are open to discussions on issues of governance in the national capital. The IAS AGMUT (Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) Association tweeted that the officers looked forward to concrete interventions for their security and dignity.

  • Fight against colonial rule in Goa yet not over: CM Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, in his first public address after returning from the US, today said the fight against colonial power in the state was yet not over. He also expressed his government’s resolve to make the state free of plastic this year.