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  • Welcome to Goa, but don’t urinate on roads: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: In a bid to diffuse the controversy stirred by Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai calling domestic tourists as “scum of earth”, state Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that everyone was welcome to the state, provided they do not urinate on roads and add to the state’s garbage woes.

  • No need to panic over Goa mining leases cancellation: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: After initially refusing to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision to cancel all the 88 mining leases recently renewed by the state government, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said there was no cause for panic. Parrikar said a formal statement would be issued by his office in two-three days after studying the order of the apex court which is expected to impact the iron ore mining

  • Army Day 2018: Respect the silent soldier

    Harsha Kakkar, Major General (Retd) talks about the problems faced by the soldiers of The Indian Army and how can they be benefitted by offering incentives to them from the government

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    Will punish those who interfere in legal import of beef: Goa CM

    Panaji: In an apparent snub to ‘gau rakshaks’, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said today that anybody interfering in the legal import of beef would be punished, a day after meat traders in the state withdrew their strike called to protest harassment by cow vigilantes.

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    Goa CM Manohar Parrikar gives green signal to ‘Padmavat’

    Panaji: If ‘Padmavat‘ has been given a censor certificate by the CBFC, then the Goa government does not have a problem to screen it in cinema halls, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday. “If they have a censor certificate we do not have objection. If there is a law and order issue, we will look at it then,” Parrikar told reporters.

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    Shiv Sena slams Manohar Parrikar for statement on sharing Mahadayi water

    Panaji, The Shiv Sena has hit out at Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for his remarks on sharing river Mahadayi water with neighbouring states, including Karnataka. Sena’s Goa spokesperson Rakhi Prabhudesai-Naik yesterday said, “the chief minister’s agreement to give river Mahadayi water to Karnataka was a shocking move for the coastal state, which trusted Parrikar’s leadership.”

  • Mumbai: Pranab Mukherjee, Hamid Karzai will address IIT-B’s tech fest

    Mumbai:  The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) will kick off its three-day annual science and technology festival Techfest from December 29, which will see former president Pranab Mukherjee and former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai as keynote speakers.

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    Shah Rukh Khan invokes ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ at controversy-hit IFFI 2017

    Panaji: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan today invoked the Sanskrit words ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is a family) as he opened IFFI, attended by Bollywood and other luminaries but plagued by controversy. The row over the release of “Padmavati” had members from the film industry urging stars to boycott the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which also kicked up a furore last

  • Goa government to soon ban drinking in public places

    Panaji (Goa): Announcing a notification on banning drinking in public places, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has stated that the state will ban drinking of liquor in public places to curb the nuisance created by people in drunken state. Parrikar further asserted that the government will also impose fines or cancel the licence of the liquor shops that allow people to drink near it. He said necessary amendments to the Goa, Daman and

  • Goa by-polls: Parrikar wins Panaji seat by a margin of 4,803 votes

    Panaji: The BJP on Monday won both the Panaji and Valpoi assembly seats in Goa in the latest round of by-polls. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar won from here with a margin of 4,803 votes. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane won the Valpoi seat with a margin of 10,066 votes. Parrikar, who won the Panaji seat for the sixth time, polled 9,862 votes beating his nearest rival Congress’ Girish Chodankar, who netted 5,059 votes. Anand Shirodkar

  • Voting underway for two constituencies in Goa bypoll

    Panaji: Polling for the by-election in two assembly constituencies in Goa is underway after voting began at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Former Defence Minister and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is contesting from the Panaji assembly seat against Congress’ Girish Chodankar and Anand Shirodkar of the Goa Suraksha Manch. In the Valpoi bypoll, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane takes on Roy Naik, son of Congress MLA Ravi Naik.