North Goa: News

09 Sep 2022

Goa Police

Goa: Curlie's restaurant gets SC relief hours after being demolished

Authorities on Friday morning began demolishing the 'Curlie's' restaurant at Anjuna in North Goa before Supreme Court put a stay on it.

23 Jul 2022


Smriti Irani's family restaurant receives notice over illegal liquor license

A posh Goa eatery, operated by Union minister Smriti Irani's daughter Zoish Irani, has made headlines for its contentious process of renewing a liquor license in the name of a long-deceased individual.

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.

06 Nov 2020

Poonam Pandey

Poonam Pandey, Sam Bombay granted bail in obscene video case

Model-actor Poonam Pandey and her husband, filmmaker Sam Bombay were granted bail on Thursday night, hours after their arrest.

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.

03 Apr 2020


Stranded in Goa, Nafisa Ali gets government's help

After news surfaced that veteran actor and politician Nafisa Ali Sodhi has been stranded in Goa due to the lockdown, state government officials reached out to help her.

24 Sep 2019


Goa Police launches probe after posters for 'nude party' emerge

Recently, two racy posters about a "nude party" in North Goa emerged on social media.

10 Nov 2018


Goa to have no EDM festival this year?

Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said no organizer has approached the government to conduct the electronic, dance and music (EDM) festival this year.

01 Oct 2018


Goa: 24-year-old man dies of suspected drug overdose

A 24-year-old picnicker from Hyderabad, staying in a hotel at popular Anjuna beach in Goa, died in Panaji today, police said.

Goa: BJP looks for alternatives, Parrikar being airlifted to AIIMS

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has reportedly been airlifted to AIIMS, New Delhi for cancer treatment, at 8:00am today.

02 Sep 2018


#TravelBytes: 5 best flea markets in India to shop at

From walking along humble, overcrowded streets to chit-chatting with the sellers and fellow buyers, eating golgappas on the side to haggling with the vendors, shopping at a flea market is a one-of-its-kind experience.

14 Aug 2018


Goa: Private cab operators to hold 'mega rally' on Aug-17

The private cab operators in Goa will hold a "mega rally" on August 17 against the app-based taxi service launched by a state-run agency.

03 Aug 2018


People dumping live puppies, kittens in garbage, says Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today told the Legislative Assembly that people were dumping puppies and kittens in the garbage while they were still alive.

10 Jul 2018


Infuriated with drunk-tourists, Goa villagers want bars to shut down

The residents of Surla village, North Goa, have had enough of drunk tourists creating a ruckus and are now demanding the closure of bars in the area.

23 Jun 2018


Goa introduces 'no-selfie-points', Southern Railways puts fine on selfie-enthusiasts

In a move to curb accidents related to selfies, authorities in Goa have come up with 24 no-selfie points. In a related news, Southern Railways have decided to fine passengers for clicking selfies at railway stations.

23 Jun 2018


Popular beaches in Goa to set up 'No Selfie' zones

In the wake of several incidents of drowning while clicking selfies at the beaches in Goa, the state-appointed lifeguard agency has identified 24 "No Selfie" points along the coast.

18 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu

Two TN tourists drown while clicking selfies near Goa beaches

Two tourists from Tamil Nadu drowned in separate incidents while clicking selfies in the Arabian Sea near beaches in Goa.

17 Jun 2018


Former Goa CM and Congress legislator Pratapsingh Rane hospitalized

Former Goa Chief Minister and incumbent Congress MLA Pratapsingh Rane has been admitted to a state-run hospital after he complained of fever.

15 Jun 2018


Parrikar back at work one day after return from US

A day after Goa CM Manohar Parrikar returned home after his medical treatment in the US, he sought the blessings of his family deity today morning and also chaired a meeting of state officials.

11 Jun 2018


Three tourists from Maharashtra drown at Calangute beach in Goa

Three tourists have drowned in the Arabian Sea at Calangute beach in North Goa this morning, police said.

05 Jun 2018


Mumbai: Goa Power Minister Madkaikar suffers heart attack; hospitalized

Goa Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar, 53, suffered a heart attack in Mumbai following which he was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in the city, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said.

30 May 2018


11 visitors arrested for assaulting two minor siblings in Goa

The Goa Police today arrested 11 tourists, who had come to the coastal state of Goa from Pune in neighboring Maharashtra, for allegedly assaulting and molesting two minor siblings at Baga beach in North Goa district.

25 Apr 2018


Goans skip beaches, hit the hinterland to beat summer heat

While tourists from across the world come to Goa to enjoy on its picturesque beaches, the locals have of late been holidaying in the state's hinterland to get respite from the summer heat and humidity.

Perennial waterfall goes dry in Goa; villagers blame mining activity

A perennial waterfall in Goa, revered by locals and visitors for its religious significance and natural beauty, has dried up with the villagers blaming it on the reckless mining activity.

11 Mar 2018


Monkey fever grips Goa's Sattari taluka, 35 people infected

At least 35 people in Goa have tested positive this year for the Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), or the 'monkey fever', a health official said.

03 Mar 2018


400% rise in drug cases in Goa in one year

Amid a hard stance adopted by the Goa government, there has been a steep increase in registration of drug cases.