Free Press Journal
  • Goa CM alleges ‘political chicanery’ over MLA’s citizenship

    Panaji: Goa government will seek Centre’s intervention in alleged ‘political chicanery’ over the citizenship of state legislator Caetano Silva, saying it has affected the future of around one lakh Goans, who have their birth registered in Portugal.

  • Goa govt abolishes 416 posts in Health dept

    Panaji: Overturning a major recruitment drive initiated by the erstwhile Congress government, Manohar Parrikar-led BJP government in Goa has abolished over 400 posts in the health department.

  • List of 14 Nigerians held in Goa to be sent to Embassy

    Panaji:  Goa government has decided to send a list of 14 Nigerians–who were amongst the 52 arrested for rioting in the state to their Embassy, as they don’t have proper documents needed for initiating their deportation process.

  • Mopa airport should be made cargo, airlines hub: Parrikar

    Panaji:  The proposed greenfield airport at Mopa village in Goa can be made viable by exploring various commercial options, including making it as an airlines and cargo hub, state Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

  • Now Goa CM takes a dig at Nigerians

    Panaji: Fresh television footage telecast by a cable news channel showed Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar taunting media persons, asking if they could take on a Nigerian one-to-one.

  • Jailed Nigerians end hunger strike

    Panaji: Three Nigerians, who were on a hunger strike in a jail here demanding their statements be recorded by Goa human rights panel, have ended their stir.

  • Nigerian diplomat was offensive to lady SP: Parrikar

    Vasco:Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday accused a Nigerian diplomat of sending offensive text messages to a lady police officer following the violence after last week’s murder of a Nigerian.

  • Nigerian envoy sent offensive SMSes to cop: Parrikar

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today accused a Nigerian diplomat of sending “offensive SMSes”  to a senior police officer over the controversy relating to the killing of a Nigerian national whose death had sparked protests by his compatriots here.

  • Goa to spread CCTV surveillance network

    Panaji: A comprehensive CCTV surveillance system will soon be keeping a watch on all public places and places of strategic importance  in Goa.

  • 28 cases against government officers in Goa, House told

    Panaji: Goa Vigilance Department is probing 28 cases against gazetted officers for various offences including one against a DSP, who had allegedly trafficked housemaids to Gulf countries through the local airport, the Legislative Assembly was told here.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Congress has lost its way and the courts are ruling: Goa CM

    He may head a small State but his interests, his canvas and his ideas stretch beyond the confines of the State. The Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar of the BJP,  talks of the economy, politics and of the manner in which the judiciary is acting on several important cases. Back from a campaign stint in Gujarat last Sunday, Parrikar spoke to Business Editor Jagdish Rattanani in Mumbai. Excerpts: