Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Best Restaurants and Pubs in Goa

    Goa the land of fun times with friends and family. The number one destination in India when you want to soak up some sun and catch the waves. Friendships are renewed, new ones are made in the great state of Goa which is an exquisite blend of Indian and Portuguese culture. Goa is also home to some delectable cuisines from the Indo-European mouth-watering food to the elusive Konkan coast seafood delights. When in Goa,

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    DRI raids ketamine units in Maharashtra, Goa, Guj; busts international syndicate

    Mumbai: In a three-day operation code-named “Operation Vitamin”, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted an international drug syndicate, a statement issued by the enforcement agency on Wednesday said. The DRI officials have seized 308 kg ketamine and a huge quantity of raw material from various sites in Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat, and arrested 10 persons including two British nationals and one from Vietnam.

  • Goa government to take up repairs of Portuguese-era Bridges

    Panaji: Nearly 80 Portuguese-era bridges in Goa are in a dilapidated condition and their repair work would be taken up immediately, a state minister said today. The Goa government had last year begun an audit of all the Portuguese-era bridges in the coastal state. The exercise was taken up after the bridge across Sanvordem river in South Goa district, had collapsed in May last year, killing two people. “We have identified 80 bridges, most of

  • Former Goa Congress Chief Shantaram Naik passes away at 72

    Panaji: Former Rajya Sabha MP and ex-Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik died after suffering a heart attack today, party officials said. Naik, 72, was taken to a private hospital in Margao town from his residence after he complained of uneasiness where he was declared brought dead,  Goa Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Altinho Gomes told PTI.

  • Southwest monsoon to hit Goa on June 7: IMD

    Panaji: The southwest monsoon is expected to arrive in Goa in the next 24 hours with heavy rains being predicted at isolated places in the coastal state, Met department said today.

  • Holiday over, Shruti Haasan is back to work

    Shruti Haasan is back from London and has started shooting for a sequence of her upcoming film, helmed by Mahesh Manjrekar, in Goa. After shooting in Mumbai, Manjrekar moved his entire team to Goa to shoot a schedule of his gangster drama. The yet untitled film is a period drama and also stars Vidyut Jammwal.


    Patient in Goa hospital tests negative for Nipah virus

    Panaji: A Kerala-based man, who was kept under observation at a hospital in Goa after showing symptoms of Nipah virus, has tested negative for the deadly infection. The blood samples of the patient, sent for testing to the National Institute of Virology in Pune, have come out negative for the virus, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said today.

  • Goa gangrape: All three tourist accused from Indore arrested by Goa police

    Panaji, Goa Police on Saturday arrested three persons in connection with a gang-rape at the popular Colva beach late on Friday night, even as a Goa Minister has bemoaned the quality of tourists visiting the coastal state. The three accused-tourists from Indore have been charged with robbing and gang-raping a 20-year-old girl late on Friday, while she was visiting Colva beach along with her 22-year-old boyfriend.

  • Won’t support BJP in Lok Sabha polls if mining operations don’t resume: GFP

    Panaji, The Goa Forward Party (GFP), a constituent of the BJP-led Goa government, today said it will not support the saffron party in the next Lok Sabha elections if it fails to resolve the ongoing mining crisis in the state. The GFP said the BJP will land in “trouble” if the mining activities don’t resume immediately. The mining operations in the state have come to a halt from March 16 after the

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    Goa Health Services Director Dr Sanjeev Dalvi attacked

    Panaji: Goa Health Services Director Dr Sanjeev Dalvi was today attacked allegedly by a doctor with a blunt weapon in his official chamber at the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) building at Campal here, the police said.

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    Grabbing power through unethical means BJP’s new policy: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Accusing the BJP of adopting unethical means to grab power, its estranged ally Shiv Sena today questioned why the party had a different sets of rules while forming governments in Goa, Manipur and Karnataka. The Sena claimed that although BJP chief Amit Shah had inadvertently called B S Yeddyurappa “most corrupt”, the party faced the “ignominy” of making him the chief minister of Karnataka once again.

  • Goa CM Manohar Parrikar ignored Goans in video address: Congress

    Panaji: The Congress on Monday accused ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of addressing only party workers and ignoring Goans in his brief video address, which was broadcast at the one-day BJP booth workers’ convention held near here on Sunday. “We are sympathetic to the fact that the Chief Minister is ill. But in his video address, he completely ignored the people of Goa and only spoke about BJP karyakartas. This is completely unacceptable

  • Will be back in Goa in few weeks: Parrikar

    Panaji : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, through a video message, on Sunday said that he would return to his home state in the “next few weeks” from the US, where he has been undergoing medical treatment since March.