Goa

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas getting engaged in a month?

The buzz around Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra is just getting louder. The couple is now in India, and they have taken off to Goa for a vacation. But that’s not all. Even though the two recently started being seen together in public, they seem to have decided to take their relationship to the next level. According to a report in Filmfare, Priyanka Chopra has planned to get engaged to Nick

Congress slams Manohar Parrikar for his Rs 20 crore birthday bash

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has been asked by Goa Congress secretary Girish Chodankar to call off his upcoming birthday celebrations and contribute the funds to the Tamil Nadu flood relief instead. The former CM of Goa will be celebrating his birthday on December 13th. “Time and again Parrikar has said he was against such celebrations and now he is getting himself felicitated by spending nearly Rs 20 crore. People are

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar mulls retirement from politics

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday hinted at retiring from politics, while also admitting to a crisis of credible leadership in a small state like Goa. Speaking at a function organised by the Lokmmanya Multipurpose Co-Operative Credit Society, in Mapusa town about 10 km north of Panaji, Parrikar, a former Goa chief minister, also said that his attention would always linger on Goa and that if the state government veers

Louis Berger case: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar rejects political interference charge

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Thursday dismissed the allegation of a political interference in the Louis Berger bribery case in which former PWD minister Churchill Alemao has been arrested by the Crime Branch, saying the police were doing their independently. 66-year-old Alemao, who was arrested late last night, has termed his arrest as a “politically motivated” one. “The police are doing their job independently. There is no political interference in

10 boggies of Duronto express derailed, no casualties

Ten bogies of the Lokamanya Tilak Terminus-Ernakulam Duronto express got derailed on Sunday morning at Balli Railway Station in Goa. No casualties have been reported. The incident took place in a tunnel around 6:30 am, 45 km south of Panaji. The train had left Lokmanya Tilak Terminal in Mumbai and was heading towards Ernakulum. A report quoted Konkan Railway’s (KR) public relations officer Baban Ghatge telling that Accident Relief Medical

Nitin Gadkari stokes controversy, links rape with religion

The Goa Congress has criticised central minister Nitin Gadkari‘s controversial comment wherein he raked up the religion of two Bangladeshis who were arrested for raping a nun in West Bengal last month. On Thursday, while defending the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from accusations of pandering to communalism made by the opposition, including the Congress party, Gadkari cited the gangrape

Goa minister Dipak Dhavalikar's wife says don't send children to convent schools

Goa Minister Dipak Dhavalikar’s wife Lata has waded into controversy after she asked parents not to send their children to convent schools even as she urged women to desist from aping Western culture, saying it has led to rise in incidents of rape. Lata, who is a functionary of controversial right wing organization Sanatan Saunstha, was addressing a convention in Margao on Sunday, when she made this statement. “Hindu men,

Smriti Irani spots CCTV in Goa's Fabindia trial room

Union minister Smriti Irani spotted a camera in the trial room of an apparel store in Goa on Friday, sparking a debate over privacy concerns at such facilities in the tourism-dependent coastal villages in the state. Irani, on a two-day visit to Goa, came across the camera when she was at a Fabindia showroom at Candolim village, 20km north of state capital Panaji, to buy clothes. Superintendent of police (north)

BJP president Amit Shah told me to accept new responsibility: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday virtually confirmed his move to the union cabinet, saying BJP president Amit Shah had asked him to accept any responsibility offered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Parrikar, however, did not specify if he had been offered the defence ministry. Admitting he had mixed feelings about the impending promotion, Parrikar told the media that his successor in Goa would be appointed before the swearing in

Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone 's catholic wedding

If the first still from Finding Fanny of ever so enthusiastic and highly energetic Ranveer Singh was incredibly hilarious, then this video showing the complete making of his short-lived presence will leave you in splits. Ranveer Singh is all out and unleashed to display his excitement, madness and infectious energy in this 2 and a half minutes video, which takes us behind the scenes for his wedding with Deepika Padukone.

BJP leaders named governors in four states

Four prominent BJP leaders were on Tuesday named governors in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa, with C. Vidyasagar Rao from Telangana taking charge in election-bound Maharashtra.Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh was named governor of Rajasthan, Gujarat assembly Speaker Vajubhai Radabhai Vala took charge of Karnataka while Mridula Sinha, also a leading writer, moved into Goa. Kalyan Singh succeeds Margaret Alva whose tenure ended Aug 5. Vala took the