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'Trinamool to contest 2022 Goa polls, with eye on Mamata in 2024'

Panaji |Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The Trinamool Congress is contesting the upcoming Goa Assembly polls, but the party's eyes are actually on the 2024 general elections in which party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate,... read..
 

Goa, Delhi CMs call each other 'copycats' over duplication of govt schemes

Panaji |Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Stung by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's accusation that his Goa counterpart Pramod Sawant duplicates Delhi government's initiatives, the latter hit back on Wednesday, accusing the AAP national convener of copying him.... read..
 

Let them come, everyone loves Goa: Sawant on Trinamool's electoral foray

Panaji |Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Goan politics may get a touch of West Bengal in the upcoming state Assembly elections, even as Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress appears likely to make yet another foray in the coastal state.... read..
 

Goa CM sanctions COVID-19 relief to affected people from unorganised sectors

Panaji (Goa) | September 23, 2021 3:46:05 AM IST
Goa's Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant on Wednesday distributed COVID-19 relief to marginalised and unorganised sectors and ex-gratia financial assistance to the family of the victims of COVID-19.... read..
 

If AAP MLAs are elected, they will shelter Rohingyas in Goa: BJP

Panaji |Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
If Aam Aadmi Party MLAs are elected in Goa, they will shelter Rohingya refugees in the coastal state, North Goa Zilla panchayat chairperson and BJP state office bearer Kartik Kudnekar said on Thursday.... read..
 

Derek O'Brien arrives in Goa ahead of TMC's foray into polls

Panaji |Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Amid reports of the Trinamool Congress making a re-entry in Goa politics ahead of the 2022 assembly polls, the party's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien arrived here on Thursday.... read..
 

Best way to keep Goa green is to grab yourself a glass of feni!

Panaji |Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
What is the best way to save Goa from deforestation?... read..
 

Five thrill-seeking Delhi tourists marooned mid-river rescued

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Five tourists from Delhi had a narrow escape after their vehicle got stuck in a river near the picturesque Dudhsagar waterfalls in South Goa, an official statement said on Wednesday.... read..
 

Tito's owner & Goa BJP ticket aspirant wants lie-detector tests of all MLAs

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Former owner of Club Titos, one of the top nightclubs in Goa and an aspirant for a BJP assembly election ticket for the 2022 polls, Ricardo D'Souza, wants all MLAs to take a lie detector test to prove they have not taken bribes in public life.... read..
 

Bus speeds through Maha-Goa border post without Covid check, 3 held

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Goa Police have arrested three persons after a passenger bus from Maharashtra sped through the police check-post at the inter-state border at Patradevi, without halting for a customary Covid inspection.... read..
 

Kejriwal is good salesman selling dreams: Goa BJP on AAP's populist promises

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Dubbing the populist poll promises made in Goa by AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the pitch of a 'good salesman selling dreams', the state BJP on Wednesday accused the party of trying to cheat Goans with promises of unemp... read..
 

Traffic cops harassing tourists, Goa Minister complains to CM

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Traffic policemen in Goa are habitually harassing tourists who rent two wheelers and cars for local sightseeing, Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo complained to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday.... read..
 

'PM should lobby with UN for endorsement of India-made vaccines'

Panaji |Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
During his visit to the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should lobby with the United Nations (UN) for global endorsement of India-made Covid vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield, South Goa Congress MP Francisco Sardinha said on Wednesday.... read..
 

Fadvanis backs Geete, says MVA is an unnatural alliance

Panaji |Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The three-party Maharashta Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is an unnatural alliance which cannot last, Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said here on Tuesday, endorsing Shiv Sena leader and former Union Minister Anant Geete's criticism of N... read..
 

Goa accounts for 12% of drug manufacturing in India: CM

Panaji |Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The pharmaceutical industry in Goa accounts for 12 per cent of all medicines manufactured in the country, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday, while also rooting for development of Goa as a model hub for export in the country.... read..
 

Arvind Kejriwal announces AAP's 7 employment guarantees in Goa

Panaji (Goa) | September 21, 2021 2:46:17 PM IST
Taking a dig at Goa BJP for allegedly "copying" the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) governance model by promising free water and doorstep services scheme of his government, Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked the Goans vote for the "original", not the "d... read..
 

Is Mamata's Trinamool looking to make political splash in Goa?

Panaji |Tuesday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Is West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress founder Mamata Banerjee looking to make a political splash in 2022 Goa assembly polls?... read..
 

Kejriwal vows law for reservation of 80% pvt jobs for Goans (Ld)

Panaji |Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday in a major poll promise, announced 80 per cent reservation in private jobs for Goan youth, while assuring allowances to the tune of Rs 3,000 for an unemployed youth in a family a... read..
 

AAP is original, BJP duplicating policies: Kejriwal in Goa

Panaji |Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Accusing the BJP-led coalition government of "duplicating" initiatives of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal said the people of Goa should elect the "original" AAP, instead of the BJP, which merely duplicates its policie... read..
 

ISL: With good balance of youth and experience, coach Bozidar confident of CFC's chances

Panaji (Goa) | September 21, 2021 9:16:17 PM IST
Chennaiyin FC head coach Bozidar Bandovic believes a good combination of youth and experience will lead his side to produce good results in the upcoming 2021-22 Indian Super League (ISL) season.... read..
 

Goa CM dares Kejriwal to contest from Sanquelim Assembly seat

Panaji |Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has dared Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to contest from his Assembly constituency of Sanquelim in North Goa.... read..
 

Kejriwal vows allowances for unemployed, 80% pvt job quota for Goans

Panaji |Tuesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday in a major poll promise, announced 80 per cent reservation in private jobs for Goan youth, while assuring allowances to the tune of Rs 3,000 for an unemployed youth in a family a... read..
 

Unemployment has peaked in Goa, says Kejriwal ahead of visit

Panaji |Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Ahead of his two-day visit to Goa, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday took to Twitter to highlight the issue of unemployment in the coastal state.... read..
 

I feel I am CEO, my govt works like private company: Goa CM

Panaji |Monday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Lauding his own style of governance, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that his government was functioning like a private company under his leadership as a CEO, with the help of bureaucrats who were working beyond their working hours like privat... read..
 

Goa churches will be developed with central funds: Kishan Reddy

Panaji |Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Goa's historic churches which are maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will be developed by the central government, which will also fund events related to the 60th anniversary of the state's Liberation from Portuguese yoke, Union Ministe... read..
 

Fadnavis arrives in Goa to meet MLAs, office bearers

Panaji |Monday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday arrived in Goa on his first visit to the coastal state after his appointment as the Bharatiya Janata Party's Goa in-charge for the 2022 assembly polls.... read..
 

Do not question Parrikar family's commitment to BJP: Fadnavis

Panaji |Monday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Do not raise questions about the commitment of family members of former Chief Minister, late Manohar Parrikar to the BJP, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP's in-charge for the 2022 Goa assembly polls Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday when asked abo... read..
 

Won't need to poach Cong MLAs, Fadnavis confident of win in Goa

Panaji |Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The BJP will not need to poach Congress MLAs after the 2022 state assembly polls because the party will win a "historic majority" in the elections, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP's in-charge for the 2022 Goa assembly polls Devendra Fadnavis sai... read..
 

Goa casinos can re-open from Monday with conditions: CM

Panaji |Sunday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Onshore and offshore casinos, spas and massage parlours in Goa can re-open from Monday at 50 per cent capacity, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday.... read..
 

15 held, gambling racket busted in Goa's Varca

Varca (Goa) | September 19, 2021 8:46:00 AM IST
Goa police on Saturday conducted a raid on an illegal casino in Varca and arrested 15 persons allegedly involved in gambling activities.... read..
 

Cuncolim police busts gang of burglars in Goa

Cuncolim (Goa) | September 19, 2021 2:45:56 AM IST
Four persons were arrested by Cuncolim police in the house burglary cases in the Salcete area of Goa, the press note issued by the police on Saturday read.... read..
 

Modi lauds visually impaired student's ambition to join IAS

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded a visually impaired post-graduate student's ambition to become an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, wishing her well in her pursuit, while expressing hope that he would be able to utilise her serv... read..
 

Illegal casino busted in Goa hotel; 15 arrested

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
An illegal casino operating out of a hotel was busted in the beach village of Varca in South Goa and 15 persons involved in the racket were arrested, Superintendent of Police (South Goa) Pankaj Kumar Singh said on Saturday.... read..
 

Two-day Goa Assembly session summoned from October 18

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on Friday summoned a two-day session of the state Assembly from October 18.... read..
 

PM to interact with Goa Ministers, health workers: CM

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will virtually interact with a cross section of the people from Goa, including health workers, Cabinet Ministers, bureaucrats and members of the public, to congratulate them completing for 100 per cent of the first... read..
 

Centre reopening India for tourists, Goa can play big role: PM (Ld)

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The Central government is taking steps to reopen India to foreign tourists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, adding that Goa, with its 100 per cent coverage of the first Covid-19 vaccine dose, could play a big part in the revival of the coun... read..
 

B'days will come and go, but yesterday was special: Modi

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that birthdays will come and go, but I will never forget my 71st birthday because of the nearly 2.5 crore vaccine jabs which the country administered, marking a new feat against the Covid-19 pandemic.... read..
 

Make public the probe into Goa teen's mysterious death: Cong to CM

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant must make public the progress of the investigation into the death of teenager Siddhi Naik, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances at the popular Calangute beach last month, state Congress president Girish Chodankar sai... read..
 

Modi shares b'day anecdote with Goan senior citizen

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday displayed his customary wit while speaking to a Goan senior citizen during an online virtual interaction with health workers, ruling politicians, administrative officials and a cross section of people from the coas... read..
 

2.5 cr jabs triggered adverse reaction in a political party: Modi

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday used vaccination terminology to take a swipe at the Opposition, saying a political party appeared to have developed an "adverse reaction", after India logged nearly a record 2.5 crore vaccinations on his 71st birth... read..
 

Restart Goa casinos to boost tourism: Minister to CM

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave positive signals about revival of tourism in the state and lauded Goa for 100 per cent coverage of the first Covid vaccine dose, Goa Ports Minister Michael Lobo urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to restart the... read..
 

Goa's negative vax wastage at 6%, says CM

Panaji |Saturday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
While achieving 102 per cent coverage of the first vaccination dose, Goa has also achieved six per cent negative wastage, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said during virtual interactive session chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.... read..
 

Make public progress in probe into Siddhi Naik death, says Goa Congress president

Panaji (Goa) | September 18, 2021 6:15:57 PM IST
Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar on Saturday said the state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant must make public the progress in the probe into the Siddhi Naik death case.... read..
 

'If NCP, Cong don't align, secular votes will split in Goa'

Panaji |Friday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
If the Congress does not decide to align with the Nationalist Congress Party for the upcoming 2022 Goa assembly polls, the "secular votes" in the state would be split, state NCP president Jose Phillip D'Souza said on Thursday, underlining the importance o... read..
 

CM slams Goa Cong chief for casting doubts over vax efficacy

Panaji |Friday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
A day after Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar claimed that he, along with his family have not vaccinated themselves on account of doubts about the vaccine, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday urged Chodankar to shed his negative mentality and get... read..
 

Goa Governor announces financial aid to 71 old-age homes, orphanages on PM Modi's birthday

Panaji (Goa) | September 17, 2021 4:15:51 PM IST
Goa Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai announced financial aid for 71 old-age homes, orphanages and other such institutions to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday.... read..
 

PM should apologise to Goa for Covid mismanagement: Goa Congress

Panaji |Friday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologise for the mismanagement of the Covid crisis in the state, which has led to more than 3,300 deaths since last year, Goa Congress President Girish Chodankar said on Thursday.... read..
 
 
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