India: Anti-CAA activist Jalmi held for controversial remarks

Panaji, Mar 1 (PTI) Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) activist Ramakrishna Jalmi was arrested on Sunday over his alleged controversial utterances during a rally in South Goa on Saturday.

Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Pankaj Kumar said Jalmi has been arrested under sections 295 (A) and 153 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for hurting religious sentiments.

Portuguese president arrives in Goa on 2-day visit

Panaji, Feb 15 (PTI) President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal arrived in Goa on Saturday on a two-day visit, during which his country and the state government will sign an MoU on augmenting water supply and sewerage management.

He was welcomed at the international airport here by troupes performing traditional dances, and feted at Chicalim and Sirodao villages by local residents, officials said.

India: Sec 144 in North Goa after intel on terror threat: Govt

Panaji, Feb 12 (PTI) Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, banning unlawful assembly of people, has been imposed in North Goa district following intelligence inputs about possible terror threat along the western coast.

North Goa District Magistrate R Menaka, in a notification issued on Monday, said the order imposing CrPC Section 144 will be in effect for 60 days, from February 11 to April 10, unless withdrawn earlier.

India: Gurukul system of education must be revived: RSS' Joshi

Panaji, Feb 10 (PTI) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh general secretary Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi said 'gurukul' system of education should be revived in the country and Sanskrit should be made part of the curriculum, irrespective of who will feel "good or bad".

Speaking at Dona Paula near here on Sunday, Joshi said the Centre should encourage those "who positively experiment in the educational system".

India: Goa Archbishop urges govt to revoke CAA

Panaji, Feb 9 (PTI) Archbishop of Goa and Daman, Rev Filipe Neri Ferrao, has urged the central government to "immediately and unconditionally revoke the Citizenship Amendment Act" and stop quashing the "right to dissent".

He also appealed to the government not to implement the proposed countrywide National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

India: GFP to seek debate on Citizenship Act in Goa Assembly

Panaji, Jan 25 (PTI) NDA ally Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Saturday said it would be moving a motion seeking a debate on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) during the coming session of the Goa Legislative Assembly.

The budget session of the Assembly will be held from February 3 to 7.

GFP chief Vijai Sardesai said that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday appealed opponents of the CAA to have an open debate with him.

India: Non-Goans taking over businesses in state: Shiv Sena

Panaji, Jan 16 (PTI) Shiv Sena's Goa unit on Thursday said misplaced priorities and wrong decisions have caused locals to lose their business to non-Goans, gradually merging Goa with other states.

The party's vice-president Rakhi Prabhudesai Naik congratulated people on the anniversary of Goa's historic referendum in 1967, but cautioned that misplaced priorities and wrong decisions are leading to the "catastrophe" that was averted in 1967.

India: Hindu body demands ban on Congress book on Savarkar

Panaji, Jan 7 (PTI) The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) on Tuesday demanded ban on the book on Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar over its "objectionable content".

The book titled "Veer Savarkar, Kitne 'Veer'?" was distributed by Congress-affiliated Seva Dal in Bhopal on January 2, questioning his credentials as a patriot. It also made some insinuations on Savarkar and Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse.

Goa ratifies bill to extend SC/ST quota in legislatures

Panaji, Jan 7 (PTI) Goa Assembly on Tuesday ratified the constitutional amendment bill that extends reservations to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies by another 10 years.

Speaker Rajesh Patnekar disallowed the adjournment notice submitted by the opposition parties on the Mahadayi water diversion issue, saying one-day session of the Assembly was called by the state governor for ratifying the bill for extending the SC/ST quota in legislatures.

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