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Swimming banned off Goa beaches for 48 hours amid heavy rain

Panaji |Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Swimming has been banned off Goa's beaches for 48 hours after the India Meteorological Department on Friday issued a warning about heavy rain and gusty winds in several parts of the coastal state.... read..
 

Goa spent Rs 3.26 cr on day-long GST Council meet: RTI (Lead)

Panaji |Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Goa government coughed up Rs 3.26 crore for hosting a day-long meeting of the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and held last month in a star resort, RTI data showed.... read..
 

Goa govt wants to fill quarries with garbage, fined by NGT

Panaji |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The Goa government wants to fill up existing laterite stone quarries with municipal garbage, but the National Green Tribunal wants to have none of it.... read..
 

Bombay HC dismisses Tarun Tejpal's plea for postponement of trail in sexual assault case

Panaji (Goa) | October 18, 2019 6:41:36 PM IST
The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by Tarun Tejpal, the former editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine, seeking postponement till December, the trial against him in a sexual assault case.... read..
 

Goa spent Rs 3.26 cr on day-long GST Council meet: RTI

Panaji |Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The Goa government coughed up Rs 3.26 crore for hosting a day-long meeting of the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held last month in a star resort, RTI data showed.... read..
 

Foreign Investors trade proposals will be cleared within 30 days: CM Sawant

Panaji (Goa) | October 18, 2019 1:11:32 AM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the business and trade proposals of foreign investors will be cleared in just 30 days in Goa.... read..
 

Goa to emerge as hub for sports tourism: CM

Panaji |Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The government is working towards making Goa a premier hub for sports tourism, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.... read..
 

John Bailey to chair International Jury at IFFI 2019

Panaji |Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
John Bailey, cinematographer and former President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, will chair the International Jury of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), while French filmmaker Robin Campillo, Chinese filmmaker Zhan... read..
 

HC dismisses Tejpal's plea for postponing rape hearing

Panaji |Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Friday dismissed a petition filed by former Tehelka editor-in-chief and rape accused Tarun Tejpal, who had sought to postpone the cross-examination of the victim scheduled for next week, because of the non availabilit... read..
 

Goa signs MoU with STPI for start-up centre

Panaji |Friday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The Goa government's Information Technology Corporation on Thursday signed an MoU with the Software Technology Park of India to set up a start-up centre in the coastal state.... read..
 

500 foreign delegates to participate in Vibrant Goa expo

Panaji |Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Over 500 foreign delegates from over 50 countries are expected to participate in 'Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019', a three-day investment meet which will kick-off near Panaji on Thursday.... read..
 

Goa school teacher arrested for molesting 5 girls

Panaji |Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Police in Goa have arrested a school teacher for allegedly molesting five girl students at a government school in Ponda sub district, an official said on Thursday.... read..
 

Congress demands sacking of Goa Dy CM over ESMA threat

Panaji |Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The main opposition Congress in Goa on Wednesday condemned Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar's threat to invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against over 200 lifeguards who are on strike demanding prompt payment of wages and better work ... read..
 

Goa CM releases commemorative IRONMAN 70.3 postal stamp

Panaji (Goa) | October 17, 2019 11:41:40 PM IST
The Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, on Thursday released a special commemorative IRONMAN 70.3 Goa postal stamp in Panaji.... read..
 

Mining closure disturbed Goa's industrial eco-system: CM

Panaji |Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The closure of the mining industry in Goa has disturbed the industrial eco-system in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.... read..
 

Goa Speaker hears plea for disqualification of 10 MLAs

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Goa Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Tuesday said that he would hear the petitioner, the Congress, once more, before deciding on whether notice should be issued to 10 MLAs, who split the party and joined the ruling BJP in July.... read..
 

Construction licence for big projects within 15 days: Goa CM

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
A month after the Chief Executive Officer of the state government's Investment Promotion Board quit citing complaints related to red-tapism, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that the Board would facilitate construction licences to big ticket p... read..
 

Fadnavis would be re-elected as Maharashtra CM: Pramod Sawant

Panaji (Goa) | October 16, 2019 1:41:42 PM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis will retain his chair after the upcoming Maharashtra polls as the BJP will win with a thumping majority.... read..
 

Indian Navy trying to rule Goa by proxy: BJP Minister

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Transport Minister in the BJP-led coalition government in Goa, Mauvin Godinho, lashed out at the Indian Navy accusing its officials of trying to "rule" Goa by proxy, by cornering large chunks of prime real estate and depriving civilians from use of land r... read..
 

HC pulls up Goa govt for failing to install digital meters

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The Panaji bench of the High Court on Tuesday pulled up the state government for failing to facilitate the installation of digital meters in taxis, stating that prima facie the negligence amounts to contempt of the Bombay High Court.... read..
 

Navy trying to control Goa's land resources: BJP Minister

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Goa's Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho on Wednesday once again lashed out at the Indian Navy, accusing it of using the guise of security to control land resources near its naval base INS Hansa in South Goa, which is also home to the state's only airport.... read..
 

Potholes repair: HC seeks report from Goa govt in two days

Panaji |Tuesday, 2019 4:20:53 PM IST
The state government was on Monday given two more days by the Bombay High Court bench in Goa, to provide a detailed reply on the repair of the state's pothole-ridden roads.... read..
 

Striking lifeguards demand regular jobs, steady pay (Lead)

Panaji |Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Over 200 striking lifeguards protested near a temple in North Goa's Mapusa town on Monday, demanding regularisation and steady payment. The strike started by the privately employed lifeguards which began on October 11, spilled into a new week.... read..
 

Beach cleaning co. files defamation case against Goa Congress chief

Panaji |Monday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Even as the Opposition ups its ante against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government over the alleged mismanagement of beach safety apparatus, Drishti Marine, a private beach management contractor has sent a defamation notice to state Con... read..
 

Striking lifeguards demand regular jobs, steady pay

Panaji |Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Over 200 striking lifeguards on Monday protested near a temple in North Goa's Mapusa town, demanding regularisation and steady payment, even as the strike started by the privately employed lifeguards which began on October 11, spilled into a new week.... read..
 

Why Goa CM keeps his phone switched off?

Panaji |Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Explaining the idiosyncrasies of running an administration, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said easy access to Ministers and even the Chief Minister could prove to be a bane for administrators.... read..
 

CM reviews preparations for Vibrant Goa Summit 2019

Panaji (Goa) | October 13, 2019 11:41:40 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday evening reviewed preparations for Vibrant Goa Summit 2019 at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Bambolim.... read..
 

Goa: IMA CQS sets up Oral cancer detection and awareness camp

Panaji (Goa) | October 13, 2019 9:41:35 PM IST
IMA CQS on Sunday set up an Oral cancer detection and awareness camp at Uguem Sanguem here in association with Goa cancer society and IMA Bicholim.... read..
 

Sailing event organized in Goa between Oct 9 and 13

Panaji (Goa) | October 13, 2019 8:41:38 PM IST
The Goa Yachting Association, for the first time hosted a major Multi-Class National ranking event in sailing from October 9 to 13 at Dolphin Adventure Sports, Hawaii Beach, Dona Paula.... read..
 

Goa Liquor Traders Association expresses support to govt in implementation of Goa Excise Act

Panaji (Goa) | October 12, 2019 7:41:38 PM IST
The Goa Liquor Traders Association (GLTA) on Saturday expressed its support to the state government in implementing the rules of Goa Excise Act which are mandatory for all licensed holders across the state.... read..
 

Jury decides IFFI films: Co-organisers on absence of Konkani titles

Panaji |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The Entertainment Society of Goa, co-organiser of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), on Friday, shrugged off criticism over the non-inclusion of Konkani films in the programming schedule of the country's biggest government-backed film festiv... read..
 

Goa: Kamat urges Sawant to put on hold implementation of Excise Dept's new directions

Panaji (Goa) | October 12, 2019 11:41:43 PM IST
Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Saturday urged Goa Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant to immediately put on hold the implementation of new directions issued by Goa Excise Department to the local Bar and Tavern owners to upload their daily purch... read..
 

Goa lifeguards boycott work over delay in wages

Panaji |Saturday, 2019 1:15:06 AM IST
Amid delay in payment of wages, a section of Goa's privately employed lifeguards are on a flash strike, even as the company employing them, Drishti Marine, expressed regret and assured payment of arrears to them soon.... read..
 

Goa: I-T dept conducts searches on 2 business groups, undisclosed assets worth Rs 4.39 crore seized

Panaji (Goa) | October 12, 2019 10:11:32 PM IST
The Income Tax Department (I-T) has carried out a search operation at six premises of two business groups allegedly involved in the sale-purchase of hotel resort at Goa and seized undisclosed assets worth Rs 4.39 crore.... read..
 

Goa's anti-litter campaign to roll out soon

Panaji |Saturday, 2019 2:45:06 AM IST
The Goa Tourism department is giving finishing touches to its anti-litter campaign, which is aimed at deterring tourists from creating nuisance on beaches and public areas, that includes drinking and cooking in public or littering.... read..
 
 
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