Articles about Goa

Unite against BJP: Mamata tells parties ahead of Goa visit

23 Oct 2021

Unite against BJP: Mamata tells parties ahead of Goa visit

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to visit Goa next week.

Goa Congress veteran Luizinho Faleiro quits; will likely join TMC

27 Sep 2021

Goa Congress veteran Luizinho Faleiro quits; will likely join TMC

Senior Goa Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro today quit the party and is expected to join the Trinamool Congress (TMC).

Ishwari Deshpande, 25-year-old actress, loses life in car accident

21 Sep 2021

Ishwari Deshpande, 25-year-old actress, loses life in car accident

A trip before getting engaged proved fatal for a Pune-based actress.

AAP will ensure 80% job reservation for Goans: Kejriwal

21 Sep 2021

AAP will ensure 80% job reservation for Goans: Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said if voted to power in Goa in the 2022 polls, his party will ensure that 80 percent of jobs, including in the private sector, will be reserved for local people.

Arvind Kejriwal elected AAP National Convenor for third consecutive term

12 Sep 2021

Arvind Kejriwal elected AAP National Convenor for third consecutive term

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Sunday re-elected the National Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party for the third consecutive term.

Russian actress Alexandra Djavi of 'Kanchana 3' fame found dead

24 Aug 2021

Russian actress Alexandra Djavi of 'Kanchana 3' fame found dead

Russian actress Alexandra Djavi, who lived in Chennai to pursue an acting career there, has been reportedly found dead in her rented apartment in Goa.

Opposition slams Goa CM for remark blaming minor rape victims

29 Jul 2021

Opposition slams Goa CM for remark blaming minor rape victims

The Opposition on Thursday slammed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for his remarks on the gang-rape of two minor girls on a beach.

Owners sell Goa's iconic Club Tito's citing harassment

29 Jun 2021

Owners sell Goa's iconic Club Tito's citing harassment

The owners of Club Tito's, one of Goa's most happening nightlife spots near Panaji, on Monday announced they have sold the club due to "harassment" by authorities and NGOs.

Goa nightlife should resume only after pandemic scenario improves: Minister

07 Jun 2021

Goa nightlife should resume only after pandemic scenario improves: Minister

Nightlife in Goa should not be allowed to resume till the COVID-19 situation in India comes under control, State Ports Minister and BJP leader Michael Lobo said on Monday as he stressed the need to protect the lives of people.

Goa's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 20% in one month

01 Jun 2021

Goa's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 20% in one month

The COVID-19 positivity rate in Goa came down to 20% on Monday as against 51% on April 30, according to the state government.

Goa government challenges Tarun Tejpal's acquittal in 2013 rape case

29 May 2021

Goa government challenges Tarun Tejpal's acquittal in 2013 rape case

The Goa government has opposed the acquittal order of former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal in a 2013 case of sexual assault involving a junior colleague.

Frame your questions & answer them: IIT Goa's unique examination

28 May 2021

Frame your questions & answer them: IIT Goa's unique examination

IIT Goa has prepared an exam that could test students' knowledge and integrity at the same time.

COVID-19: Karnataka, Kerala extend lockdown; curfew in Goa to continue

22 May 2021

COVID-19: Karnataka, Kerala extend lockdown; curfew in Goa to continue

As India's battle with COVID-19 continues amid the deadly second wave, the number of infections and deaths remains high in several states of the country.

Tarun Tejpal, Tehelka founder, acquitted in 2013 rape case

21 May 2021

Tarun Tejpal, Tehelka founder, acquitted in 2013 rape case

Tarun Tejpal, the founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Tehelka magazine, has been acquitted of all charges by a Goa court in a sexual assault case filed against him by a former colleague.

Cyclone Tauktae hits Goa's coastal areas; 4 dead in Karnataka

16 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae hits Goa's coastal areas; 4 dead in Karnataka

The storm in the Arabian Sea, Cyclone Tauktae, on Sunday claimed four lives in Karnataka.

Cyclone Tauktae: Goa authorities gear up to tackle situation

15 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: Goa authorities gear up to tackle situation

The government machinery in Goa has put in place necessary measures to tackle the situation in view of the warning about Cyclone Tauktae, officials said on Saturday.

Oxygen crisis: 74 die at Goa Medical College and Hospital

14 May 2021

Oxygen crisis: 74 die at Goa Medical College and Hospital

In the past four days, 74 patients died at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) reportedly due to a lack of medical oxygen. The GMCH is the biggest COVID-19 facility in the state.

Cyclonic storm warning issued, heavy rainfall expected in Goa

13 May 2021

Cyclonic storm warning issued, heavy rainfall expected in Goa

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Thursday issued a warning and said that a low-pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 16, which may bring heavy rainfall at some places in Goa and the south Konkan region.

Goa: 26 COVID-19 patients die at GMCH, minister seeks probe

12 May 2021

Goa: 26 COVID-19 patients die at GMCH, minister seeks probe

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said that 26 COVID-19 patients died at the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in the early hours and sought an investigation by the High Court to find out the exact cause.

Despite WHO warning, all adults in Goa to receive Ivermectin

11 May 2021

Despite WHO warning, all adults in Goa to receive Ivermectin

Everyone above 18 years pf age in Goa will be given Ivermectin drug irrespective of their COVID-19 status, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday.

COVID-19 lockdown in Goa till Monday morning; essential services allowed

28 Apr 2021

COVID-19 lockdown in Goa till Monday morning; essential services allowed

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday announced a brief state-wide lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Goa's healthcare infrastructure dwindling amid record surge in COVID-19 cases

21 Apr 2021

Goa's healthcare infrastructure dwindling amid record surge in COVID-19 cases

Goa's healthcare infrastructure is suffering as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state touches new highs.

Not yet thought of canceling Goa board exams: Pramod Sawant

15 Apr 2021

Not yet thought of canceling Goa board exams: Pramod Sawant

The Goa Government has not yet thought of canceling the state board exams of Classes 10 and 12 in the wake of the COVID-19 surge, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said.

Goa: After GFP leaves NDA, CM says 'they were removed'

14 Apr 2021

Goa: After GFP leaves NDA, CM says 'they were removed'

A day after the Goa Forward Party (GFP) exited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the party had already been removed.

Goa Tourism Department calls Marathas 'invaders,' apologizes soon after

02 Apr 2021

Goa Tourism Department calls Marathas 'invaders,' apologizes soon after

The Goa Tourism Department on Friday referred to the Maratha warriors led by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as invaders but deleted the tweet containing that reference soon after and also issued an apology.

Nearly 3,000 caught without masks on North Goa beaches

31 Mar 2021

Nearly 3,000 caught without masks on North Goa beaches

The Pernem and Calangute Police in the North Goa district have so far this year caught 2,957 people without masks on beaches and collected Rs. 5.86 lakh as fine from them, officials said on Wednesday.

Vijender Singh's 12-match winning streak in professional boxing ends

20 Mar 2021

Vijender Singh's 12-match winning streak in professional boxing ends

The 12-match unbeaten winning streak of India's Vijender Singh in professional boxing ended on Friday when his Russian opponent Artysh Lopsan defeated him.

Allow chartered flights in Goa from safe places: Tourism body

03 Mar 2021

Allow chartered flights in Goa from safe places: Tourism body

Ahead of the Goa Assembly's budget session, an apex tourism body here has urged the Pramod Sawant government to allow chartered flights in the state from "safe destinations" to boost tourism.

10 women en route Goa for vacation killed in accident

15 Jan 2021

10 women en route Goa for vacation killed in accident

In a tragic piece of news, 10 women, who were going to Goa for a vacation, and their driver, were killed in a road accident on Friday in Karnataka's Dharwad district. Six people were injured and are recuperating at KIMS Hospital in Hubballi.

Union Minister Shripad Naik is conscious and recovering: Goa CM

13 Jan 2021

Union Minister Shripad Naik is conscious and recovering: Goa CM

Union Minister Shripad Naik, who was admitted to a Goa hospital after he met with an accident, is conscious and recovering, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday, adding that there is no need to shift him to New Delhi for treatment.

Union Minister Shripad Naik injured, wife, aide killed in accident

12 Jan 2021

Union Minister Shripad Naik injured, wife, aide killed in accident

Minister of State for Defense Shripad Naik was injured while his wife, Vijaya, and a close aide, Deepak Dube, died in a car crash late on Monday. Reports said the SUV they were traveling in met with an accident in Hosakambi village, Ankola taluk, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka.

Pandemic special: Some scenic Work From Home destinations in India

10 Jan 2021

Pandemic special: Some scenic Work From Home destinations in India

It's almost a year since the pandemic began and a year since the majority of the workforce made workstations out of their homes.

Aguada jail to be revamped as tourist spot by March

06 Jan 2021

Aguada jail to be revamped as tourist spot by March

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that the renovation of the historic jail at Aguada, which no longer houses prisoners and is being developed as a tourist spot, will be completed by March this year following which it be will be opened for visitors.

Goa: Amid pandemic, midnight mass, carols usher in Christmas

25 Dec 2020

Goa: Amid pandemic, midnight mass, carols usher in Christmas

The peel of the midnight bells in churches and the carols reverberating the praise of Lord Jesus ushered in the Christmas festivities in Goa amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aam Aadmi Party will fight 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections: Kejriwal

15 Dec 2020

Aam Aadmi Party will fight 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections: Kejriwal

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will be contesting the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2022, party chief Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday.

Indian Navy's MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashes; 1 pilot missing

27 Nov 2020

Indian Navy's MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashes; 1 pilot missing

The Indian Navy on Friday said that a MiG-29K trainer aircraft had crashed off the coast of Goa into the Arabian Sea last evening.

Poonam Pandey detained in Goa for filming 'obscene' video

05 Nov 2020

Poonam Pandey detained in Goa for filming 'obscene' video

Model-actor Poonam Pandey was on Thursday detained by Goa Police for allegedly shooting an obscene video in the coastal state.

KJo's Dharma Productions litters Goa's village, receives show-cause notice

28 Oct 2020

KJo's Dharma Productions litters Goa's village, receives show-cause notice

Filmmaker Karan Johar's Dharma Productions was lambasted by environmental activists and renowned public figures for dumping tons of waste in the Goan Village of Nerul, after wrapping up the shoot for Shakun Batra's untitled film starring Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Ananya Pandey.

Coronavirus-induced woes, broken phone cost family their 16-year-old son

23 Oct 2020

Coronavirus-induced woes, broken phone cost family their 16-year-old son

A family in Goa, struggling to meet ends after the coronavirus outbreak, was devastated this month after their 16-year-old son took his life, over a broken phone.

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

21 Oct 2020

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

After the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the Indian National Congress is reportedly expected to announce another organizational reshuffle.