“Cabinet ministers to remove the (red) beacons from their official cars”

No Red Beacon

After the Union Cabinet took a decision to curtail the use of ‘Red Beacons’ effective from May 1, Goa’s Chief Minister has announced his decision to remove the red beacon light from his official car. He has asked his cabinet colleagues to do the same. “The Chief minister has removed red beacon light from his […]

Bhai cracks the whip!

cracks whip

Soon after accessing the throne, Parrikar ‘Bhai’ cracks the whip! It’s been just few days since former Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar took charge as Chief Minister of Goa. Since ‘ascending the throne’ he has decided to prove his mettle once more.  Cracking the whip on the evils that plague Goan society, Parrikar issues his ‘edict’ for […]

Has Parrikar made alcohol in Goa more expensive?

alcohol in Goa

After seemingly angering the people of Goa by taking over as Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar is likely to anger the entire nation after making alcohol in Goa more expensive. As part of the budget announced recently, Parrikar marginally enhanced the excise duty on beer and has imposed a ₹1 lakh licence fee on spirit additives. […]

GITP praises Rs 169 Cr move to boost IT jobs in Goa

IT jobs in Goa

With the aim firmly fixed on increasing IT jobs in Goa, the State government has increased its focus on Start-ups in Goa. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar while announcing allocations under the budget for IT, allotted about ₹ 169 Cr for the IT sector, including ₹ 15 Cr for Start-ups with the aim of creating 4,000 IT […]

Aires to take on Parrikar?

Aires to take on Parrikar

Known for speaking his mind and taking up various issues across the State, social activist and prominent lawyer Adv Aires Rodrigues has vowed to take on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, when the Chief Minister contests a by-poll in Goa. Hoping to capitalize on the anger and resentment that was seemingly brewing on social media platforms […]

CM Presents Rs 16,270 cr Goa Budget 2017 – 2018

Goa Budget 2017

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar presented the Goa Budget 2017 – 2018 in the Goa State Legislative Assembly on Friday. Parrikar presented a revenue surplus Goa budget of Rs 202.48 cr. The Gross budget size  for 2017-18 is Rs 16,270 cr as against Rs 14,694 cr in 2016-17.Rs 10,872 cr estimated revenue; Rs 10,670 cr estimated […]

Allocation of portfolios in Goa announced!

Allocation of portfolios in Goa

After close to a week of suspense, that would even make Alfred Hitchcock proud, the allocation of portfolios in Goa has been announced. Manohar Parrikar was sworn in as the 28th Chief Minister of Goa on March 14. (Read the entire ItsGoa coverage here)  Along with Manohar Parrikar, 9 other designated ministers had taken the […]

Elections in Goa – Is this what you wanted Goa?

Elections in Goa

Elections in Goa are a constant reminder that life is always full of surprises. It is also the epitome of the adage … ‘when life gives you lemons….’ The BJP took the 13 lemons they had, added some salt (GFP), some soda (MGP) threw in some ice (Independents) and are now serving lemonade. However, Goa […]

Manohar Parrikar resigns as DM to be Goa’s next CM

The dust of Goa’s electoral result had not settled yet; another interesting turn of events led to a surprise development in Goan political scenario. In a matter of few hours it became clear that the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa will form the government with the support from Goa Forward Party (GFP), Maharashtrawadi Gomantak […]

GDD – Goa, Daman and Diu, a memory of the past!


“On Goa Statehood Day my best wishes to the people of Goa. May the state scale new heights of progress in the years to come.” Tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi Today Goa celebrates it 29th Statehood Day. May 30, 1987 is a historic date for Goa and all the Goans.  From being a union territory […]