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1 day ago
Congress leader seeks structural audit of Goa bridges

Panaji, May 22 (IANS) In the wake of collapse of an under-construction flyover in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district that claimed 15 lives, the Congress on Tuesday demanded a thorough structural audit of two under-construction bridges across major rivers in Goa. In a letter to Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari, former state Congress president Shantaram...

2 days ago
Women sailors proved youngsters can achieve tough goals: Sitharaman

Panaji, May 21 (IANS) The completion of the arduous 'Navika Sagar Parikrama', a global circumnavigation expedition undertaken by six women sailors of the Indian Navy, has shown that youngsters can complete any difficult task if they put their minds to it, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. She was speaking after flagging in Lt Cdr Vartika Joshi and her crew, who returned...

11 days ago
'Amit Shah never promised Mhadei water to Karnataka'

Panaji, May 12 (IANS) Days after BJP President Amit Shah made a pro-Karnataka comment on the Mhadei inter-state water dispute, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik on Saturday denied that Shah had made any commitment to divert water from the Mhadei river to Karnataka and resolve dispute within six months. Naik's statement comes on the day when Karnataka went to polls after a hi...

12 days ago
'Amit Shah's Mhadei comment a mere campaign statement'

Panaji, May 11 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday dismissed BJP President Amit Shah's pro-Karnataka comment on the Mhadei interstate water dispute as an election stunt. Rane, however, expressed confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader would ensure that the interests of Goa are protected vis-a-vis Karnataka in the Mhadei river water row. In an elect...

17 days ago
Modi belittled judiciary, Constitution over Mhadei issue: Goa Congress

Panaji, May 6 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of belittling the judiciary and the Indian Constitution over the Mhadei inter-state water dispute issue. A day earlier, Modi said at an election rally in Karnataka's Gadag region that the Congress government led by Siddaramaiah had only delayed resolving the contentious water-sharing issue by opting f...

1 month ago
Goa onshore casino operators demand licence fee reduction

Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Onshore casino operators in Goa have demanded a reduction in the recently proposed hike of annual licence fees, adding that they should also be allowed live gaming permits on par with the offshore casino operators in the coastal state. Addressing a press conference in Panaji, Kundan Shetye, a partner with Grand 7 casino, demanded that the state government should s...

1 month ago
Summer special looks decoded

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) From dishevelled and messy hairstyles to playing with eye make-up, experimentation is the key to upgrading your style quotient this summer, say experts. Adhuna Bhabani, Founder and Creative Director, BBLUNT, shares some looks to try out in summer. * Look one: Saloni: Step 1: Prep your hair with blown away volumising leave-in spray at the root a...

1 month ago
Summer special looks decoded

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) From dishevelled and messy hairstyles to playing with eye make-up, experimentation is the key to upgrading your style quotient this summer, say experts. Adhuna Bhabani, Founder and Creative Director, BBLUNT, shares some looks to try out in summer. * Look one: Saloni: Step 1: Prep your hair with blown away volumising leave-in spray at the root a...

1 month ago
Goan-Portuguese school kids collaborate, pen book on water pollution

Panaji, March 25 (IANS) School students from Portugal and Goa, who have co-authored a multi-lingual, illustrated book of short stories on rivers and seas, have mirrored concerns about water pollution and scarcity across the European country and its former colony in India, while also featuring Goa's controversial offshore casinos that dot the Mandovi river off Panaji. The book Stories fro...

2 months ago
Goa minister apologises for remark on Mhadei Tribunal judges

Panaji, March 24 (IANS) Goa's Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkar on Saturday apologised for his comment that the retired judges on the Mhadei interstate Water Disputes Tribunal had a soft corner for the state. I have only spoken about the good of Goa, but still irrespective, if the Karnataka government believes, it is improper, then I apologise to the judiciary, he told reporters h...

2 months ago
'Amit Shah will find a way to resolve Mhadei dispute'

Panaji, March 4 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah will resolve the Mhadei inter-state water dispute crisis, Goa BJP President Vinay Tendulkar said on Sunday. He must be having a solution. He will find a way..., Tendulkar told a press conference when asked to respond to a statement by Shah in Karnataka last week where he had assured voters in the poll-bound ...

2 months ago
Mhadei water: Amit Shah sold out Goa's interests, says Congress

Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) BJP national president Amit Shah has sold out the interests of Goa and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar by openly siding with poll-bound Karnataka over the Mhadei water dispute, state Congress president Shantaram Naik said on Wednesday. Shah has sold out Goa and Parrikar. He has said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will resolve the Mhadei issue in favour of Karnata...

2 months ago
Amit Shah's comments on Mhadei not reasonable: Goa Minister

Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS) Taking on BJP President Amit Shah for making what he called unreasonable promises to poll-bound Karnataka over Mhadei river water dispute, Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkar on Tuesday said such comments should be avoided. Amit Shah and others like him will speak in their respective states. There are elections there (Karnataka) -- that is why they are sayi...

3 months ago
Mhadei dispute: Goa withdraws contempt petition against Karnataka

Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) The Goa government has withdrawn the contempt petition filed before the Mhadei River Water Disputes Tribunal, following an assurance by Karnataka government, that it would not carry out any construction work to divert water till the dispute is resolved, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. Based on the assurance, our lawyer informed the Tribunal, that we...

3 months ago
Parrikar flip flops on Mhadei, says Tribunal will decide on water-sharing

Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) Two months after offering to discuss sharing of drinking water from the Mhadei river to Karnataka on humanitarian grounds, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that only the interstate Water Dispute Tribunal appointed by the Central goevrnment will decide on the water-sharing issue. Speaking to reporters at the State Secretariat, he also held all oth...

3 months ago
Karnataka CM seeks Modi's intervention in Mahadayi river dispute

Bengaluru, Feb 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help in resolving the Mahadayi water dispute between the state and BJP-ruled neighbouring Goa. On behalf of my people, I urge you to help us resolve the Mahadayi dispute, the Chief Minister tweeted, as Modi was on a day-long visit to the state. Siddaramaiah had also writt...

3 months ago
Karnataka CM seeks Modi's intervention in Mahadayi river dispute

Bengaluru, Feb 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help in resolving the Mahadayi water dispute between the state and BJP-ruled neighbouring Goa. On behalf of my people, I urge you to help us resolve the Mahadayi dispute, the Chief Minister tweeted, as Modi was on a day-long visit to the state. Siddaramaiah had also writt...

3 months ago
Karnataka CM seeks Modi's intervention in Mahadayi river dispute

Bengaluru, Feb 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help in resolving the Mahadayi water dispute between the state and BJP-ruled neighbouring Goa. On behalf of my people, I urge you to help us resolve the Mahadayi dispute, the Chief Minister tweeted, as Modi was on a day-long visit to the state. Siddaramaiah had also writt...

3 months ago
Karnataka CM seeks Modi's intervention in Mahadayi river dispute

Bengaluru, Feb 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help in resolving the Mahadayi water dispute between the state and BJP-ruled neighbouring Goa. On behalf of my people, I urge you to help us resolve the Mahadayi dispute, the Chief Minister tweeted, as Modi was on a day-long visit to the state. Siddaramaiah had also writt...

3 months ago
Karnataka CM seeks Modi's intervention in Mahadayi river dispute

Bengaluru, Feb 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help in resolving the Mahadayi water dispute between the state and BJP-ruled neighbouring Goa. On behalf of my people, I urge you to help us resolve the Mahadayi dispute, the Chief Minister tweeted, as Modi was on a day-long visit to the state. Siddaramaiah had also writt...

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