Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • No loud music after 10 pm in Goa

    Panaji: No music events or rave parties will be allowed in North Goa’s popular beach-belt after 10 p.m., police said on Monday, claiming drugs are being sold at late night music events in the state.

  • Over-charging taxis in Goa may be a thing of past soon

    Panaji : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said all issues related to over-charging by taxi drivers in the tourism-oriented state would be resolved by September 30.

  • Goans to be barred from casinos: CM

    PANAJI: Questioned repeatedly over the BJP-led Goa government’s alleged proximity to the casino lobby in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said a new policy will soon cap the number of casinos in a particular area. He also said that Goans will be barred from visiting the gaming areas.

  • Goa may import beef from Karnataka: Parrikar

    Panaji : To avoid beef shortage in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the BJP-led government has kept open its option of importing it from Karnataka. Parrikar told the Goa assembly: “We have not closed the option to stop getting meat from Belgaum to ensure that there is no shortage.

  • Will ensure there is no shortage of beef in Goa: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji (Goa): Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that he will ensure that there is no shortage of beef in the state. Parrikar, while addressing the state assembly, said that if there is shortage of beef in Goa, he will import beef from the neighbouring states. “I haven’t closed option of getting beef from Belgaum or some other place to ensure there is no shortage of beef,” Parrikar said.

  • Catholic crosses desecrated: Parrikar claims ‘attempts being made to brew tension in Goa’

    Panaji: In wake of desecration of religious symbols and Temples in South-Goa, state chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said specific attempts are being made to create tension in the region. While talking to media here Parrikar said, “There appears to be specific attempts to try and create some sort of tension in the state. These acts will not be tolerated. The culprits will face the music once they are arrested,”

  • Surgical strike was in planning for 15 months: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji : Former defence minister Manohar Parrikar has said the planning for the September 2016 surgical strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir started in June 2015 after the NSCN-K ambushed an army convoy in Manipur.

  • Panaji MLA resigns, paves way for Parrikar to contest elections

    Panaji : The BJP legislator from Panaji constituency, Siddharth Kuncalienkar, on Wednesday resigned from his seat, paving the way for Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to contest the by-election and enter the Goa Assembly.

  • Beheadings: Cong says Modi’s 56-inch chest has shrunk to 56mm

    Panaji: Protesting against the recent beheading of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani forces in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress in Goa today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “56-inch chest” is now shrunk to “56 millimetre”. “The prime minister always boasted about his 56-inch  chest.

  • Empty vessels make more noise: Parikkar to Pak

    Panaji : Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday dismissed Pakistan as an empty vessel making noise and said the neighbouring country is up to something or the other to remain engaged.

  • Crackdown on late night parties, events: Goa DGP

    Panaji : The police is cracking down on late night parties and musical events which continue beyond the stipulated time of 10 p.m. with a heavy hand, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander said on Friday.

  • Congress will soon become a ‘rare species’, says Parrikar

    Panaji: Promising to “speak less and work more” as Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said the Congress would soon become a “rare species” on the canvas of Indian politics. Addressing a rally, Parrikar also said the BJP could come to power in the coastal state only because of the party’s central leadership and the lacklustre abilities of the Congress leadership. “One thing I learned in Delhi is to speak less and