Edited by Nidhi Sethi | Wednesday April 26, 2017, Panaji
Don't break your marriage, or send your parents to old age homes... Take a stand when you see women being exploited, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha made some unusual requests while addressing students at the 29th convocation ceremony of the Goa University, which was attended by President Pranab Mukherjee and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, who has earlier blamed outsiders for ruining Goan culture, has now announced that CCTV cameras installation on Goa's beaches had started and in the first phase it would cover the coastline of North Goa.
Edited by Nidhi Sethi | Saturday April 15, 2017, Panaji
After its 'no late night parties in Goa' diktat, the state government is now planning to make the casinos out of bounds for Goans. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government is mulling ban on entry of locals to casinos. "Gambling is not good. If we can, we should remove it from the state," he said. But he was quick to add that "it is human nature to gamble that is why we cannot eradicate it completely".
As Goa, the country's hottest tourist destination, moves to end its famous all-night dance parties, the state's Tourism Minister has blamed visitors for causing "chaos" because unlike Goans, he said, outsiders cannot hold their alcohol.
Edited by Nidhi Sethi | Thursday April 13, 2017, Panaji
There is a legal ban on holding parties after 10 pm in the state. The ban has been upheld by the state government. There is no controversy about it, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said. Just a few days ago, Goa's Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar demanded a ban on drug-ridden rave parties on beaches in the coastal state. He had alleged that the coast is infested with the sale and trafficking of drugs and there is absolutely no control over it.
Edited by Nidhi Sethi | Wednesday April 12, 2017, Panaji, Goa
Amid growing clamour against cow slaughter in the country, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), part of the BJP-led coalition government in Goa, has now sought a complete ban on killing of cows in the state. "As a party, we support total ban on cow slaughter in Goa. There should not be any cow slaughter activity in the state," MGP leader and State Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said.
Sixteen months after former Catholic priest and activist Bismarque Dias was found dead under mysterious circumstances, the state Human Rights Commission on Monday directed that his remains be formally laid to rest.