Free Press Journal
  • Projecting CM candidate not always essential: Goa BJP

    Panaji : Newly elected Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar has said that it is for the party high command to decide whether to project a Chief Ministerial candidate for the 2017 Assembly polls in the state.

  • No foreign junkets for Goa mantris, officers

    Panaji : In an austerity measure, the Goa government on Saturday banned foreign tours of all its ministers and officers till Budget and instead asked all the departments to concentrate on revenue-generating activities.

  • Sporting look to bounce back

    Margao : Sporting Clube de Goa would look to bounce back from their opening match loss when they take on new entrant DSK Shivanjians in an I-League match at Nehru Stadium here today.

  • US officials land in Goa over American’s mystery death

    Panaji : A team of US consular officials arrived in Goa on Saturday to enquire into the circumstances which led to the death of a 30-year-old US national in a marshy paddy field on January 12, police said.

  • Marksans tanks 20% as Goa unit faces UK scrutiny

    Mumbai : Shares of Marksans Pharma slumped 20% to Rs 75.80 and got locked in the lower circuit limit after its Goa plant came under the UK regulator’s scanner.

  • Goa govt tables bill to classify coconut as ‘palm’

    Panaji: Amid several protests, the government has tabled an amendment to Goa, Daman and Diu Preservation of Trees Act in the state Assembly session, which will classify coconut as a palm and not a tree.

  • Now, Wembley-style youth concert in Goa

    NEW DELHI : Goa was never a part of the British India but it will be hosting a Wembley-style youth concert next year at the Dona Paula stadium in Panjim as part of events marking the India-Britain Year of Culture 2017, as decided during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Britain in November.

  • Verbal abuse case: Remo gets bail, says truth will come out

    Panaji : Pop singer Remo Fernandes was granted anticipatory bail on Thursday in connection with a case of allegedly verbally abusing a minor girl, by Goa Children’s Court which observed that there is no possibility of his tampering with the evidence. “The apprehension that the applicant is likely to tamper with the evidence is misplaced and if there is such attempt, it would be a good case for cancellation of bail,” Judge Vandana Tendulkar

  • Role of Pak nailed, not named: Congress

    New Delhi : Saluting the brave armed forces for fighting the Pathankot terror attack and paying homage to the seven martyrs, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has expressed serious concern over the internal security situation in the country. A statement issued on her behalf said: “She hoped that Union Government is seized of the serious internal security situation amidst emanating intelligence reports of more terrorist modules and is taking all necessary steps to neutralize the terror

  • Manohar Parrikar, Indian Defence Minister

    Parrikar’s presence in Goa during attack draws flak

    Panaji : The opposition in Goa on Saturday slammed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s prolonged sojourn in the state in view of the terror attack in Punjab’s Pathankot town.

  • Remo, son face case for ‘misusing’ Indian identity

    Panaji: A case of a minor girl being verbally abused in December 2015 has snowballed into a crisis for popstar Remo, who along with his son, was accused of fraudulently using Indian identity documents despite being foreign nationals.

  • Goa: New CIC, State Information Commissioners sworn in

    Panaji: Goa today got new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and two State Information Commissioners (SICs). Prashant Tendolkar was sworn in as new the Goa CIC, while Prtaima Vernekar and Juino D’Souza were administered the oath of office for SICs by state Chief Secretary R K Srivastava. While the post of CIC was vacant since January 2015, both the SIC slots were vacant since September 2012.

  • Remo back in Goa, court to hear bail plea next week

    Panaji: Pop singer Remo Fernandes, who is facing charges of threatening a minor girl, today returned to Goa from his foreign trip even as a local court posted the date for arguments on his anticipatory bail petition in the case to January 5. “Remo has arrived in Goa by a morning flight,” his lawyer Rajiv Gomes told PTI after Goa Children’s Court adjourned the hearing in the anticipatory bail plea to next week.

  • Strike by lifeguards in Goa enters 2nd day; 361 arrested

    Panaji : The Goa government on Wednesday said that it was monitoring the situation on the beaches in the wake of strike by lifeguards which entered its second day on Thursday, even as 361 lifeguards were arrested on Wednesday after they took out a protest march defying prohibitory orders.

  • Goa lifeguards begin indefinite strike, state govt slaps ESMA

    Panaji: Lifeguards in Goa today began an indefinite strike seeking the regularisation of their jobs, prompting the state government to invoke Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against them.

  • ‘ISL incident unacceptable’

    Mumbai : Expressing serious concern at the unsavoury incidents that happened after the Indian Super League final in Goa on Sunday, All India Football Federation president Praful Patel on Monday said he was awaiting the match commissioner’s report before cracking the whip on the wrongdoers. “I am waiting for the match commissioner’s report. It was an unfortunate incident and absolutely unacceptable. Nobody has the right to hold the football law into his own hands,”

  • GoAir

    Special flights to Goa for holiday rush

    Mumbai: Special flights to Goa from key cities will be operated by Wadia Group-promoted budget carrier GoAir to cater to holiday rush during Christmas and New Year, the airline has said. The additional flights to Goa will be operated from Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad between December 18 and January 5 next year, GoAir said.

  • Pujara, Jadeja to play for Saurashtra

    Rajkot : Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja, who played a role in the 3-0 Test series win over South Africa, will now play for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy one-day tournament starting here from December 10. “Pujara and Jadeja, who had missed Saurashtra’s last three to four matches as they were serving for national team, have been included in the Saurashtra’s Ranji trophy one day squad,” Himanshu Shah, Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) media manager

  • Not the usual RSS chest-thumping

    The on-going tussle between Left, Right and Centre — which marred the Bangalore LitFest last fortnight — underlines the need for a ‘uniform civility code’. The increasingly ugly social media brawling and random provocation by the loony fringes on both sides eliminates any possibility of meaningful dialogue. In all the clamour, the irreverently termed “knicker thinkfest” in Goa last month (the India Ideas Conclave), passed virtually unnoticed.