Goa government invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) over the weekend and threatened to cancel permits of taxi drivers who are on strike
Speaker Rajesh Patnekar made the formal announcement earlier today, after no other MLA filed his nomination for the election during the ongoing Monsoon Session.
Khaunte’s comment comes days after a video of hundreds of passengers alighting the train number 12742 Patna-Vasco Express at the Thivim railway station in North Goa went viral on social media.
“The cyclone has crossed Goa and is heading towards the Gujarat coastline. Diu, Somnath, Junagadh and Dwarka areas are likely to be affected. The wind speed of the cyclone is nearly 135 kmph to 145 kmph,” Padgalwar told reporters in Panaji
In the video, artist Durga Gawde from Mumbai has uploaded the clip of her assault while also urging social media users to popularise the hashtags – #StandUpForYourself and #LockUpBrianFranco
Party sources said that the 15 Congress MLAs, plus three from the Goa Forward, three Independent MLAs and one each from the NCP and the MGP was the arithmetic, which the party was banking on.
It was on May 30, 1987, that Goa became the 25th state in the Indian Union
Panaji: The national General Secretary of the All India Mahila Congress, Apsara Reddy, on Wednesday backed the candidature of her party’s candidate for the May 19 Panaji Assembly bypoll, who was chargesheeted in 2018 for allegedly raping a minor girl. Addressing a press conference at the party’s state headquarters here,[Read More…]
The Election Commission panel had received a complaint on the mobile app stating that some people were trying to put a flag of the Congress party
Goa Board HSSC Class 12th Result 2019: Goa Board HSSC Class 12th Result 2019 is expected to release tomorrow, April 30. According to latest updates, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will announce the GBSHSE 12th Result 2019 at 11 am. The examinations were conducted in the[Read More…]
Panaji: By stating that the BJP-led coalition government will last in Goa only if Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to power at the Centre, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has expressed doubts over Modi’s return to power, Congress spokesperson Trajano DMello said on Sunday. “The Chief Minister’s statement has expressed lack[Read More…]
Panaji: Members of the Goa Mining People’s Front, a collective of workers, truck and barge operators dependent on the now-banned iron ore mining industry, started their three-day protest in the national capital on Tuesday, demanding efforts from the state and Central government towards a quick resumption of mining in the[Read More…]
Panaji: The Indian National Congress on Friday, releases the list of candidates for Goa bye-polls. Sudhir Kandolkar has been named to contest from Mapusa constituency, while Mahadev Naik has been fielded from the Shiroda constituency. Earlier, in a politically significant development, two out of the three Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party legislators early[Read More…]
Panaji: Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s sons Utpal and Abhijat, have been formally requested by the party high command to join the BJP, state party president Vinay Tendulkar said on Monday. “BJP national vice president Avinash Rai Khanna has requested both of Parrikar’s sons to join the BJP when[Read More…]
Panaji: Amid claims on social media that “shuddhikaran” (purification) was conducted at the site where late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s body was kept in the government-run Kala Academy for public to pay last respects, Goa’s Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude has ordered a probe into the matter. Gurudas Pilernekar,[Read More…]
Panaji: Newly appointed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who heads a BJP-led coalition government, will face a floor test to prove his dispensation’s majority in the 36-member state legislative assembly on Wednesday. While Sawant told reporters on Tuesday that he is “100 per cent confident” of winning the floor test,[Read More…]
New Delhi: Goa Assembly Speaker and BJP leader Pramod Sawant sworned in as the chief minister of the state at 2 am on Tuesday, after a political situation arose following the demise of Manohar Parrikar. Here’s all you need to know about the new Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant[Read More…]
Panaji: Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Pandurang Sawant will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of a BJP-led coalition government on Monday evening by Governor Mridula Sinha, a senior BJP leader said. Sawant, who will be the 11th Chief Minister of the coastal state, will succeed his mentor Manohar[Read More…]
Panaji: Goa’s new Chief Minister will be sworn in after 3 p.m., state BJP President Vinay Tendulkar announced on Monday. Speaking to reporters, Tendulkar, who was exiting a city resort with Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant, one of the candidates for the Chief Minister’s post, said that all issues related to[Read More…]
Mumbai: Bollywood names such as Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher have mourned the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died aged 63. A slew of actors remembered Parrikar and called him a “gentleman, intelligent and a good soul.” Parrikar died at his private residence here on[Read More…]
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s final rites were more important than a government formation, the coastal state’s BJP unit said on Monday, even as ongoing negotiations between allies and BJP leaders, including Nitin Gadkari and the party’s National Secretary B.L. Santosh, have appeared to hit a roadblock. Emerging from[Read More…]
According to Lokmat news, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday evening. Parrikar was dealing with advanced pancreatic cancer and he was 63 years old. Though there is no official confirmation reported about his death but according to the sources the Goa chief minister breath his last on[Read More…]
Panaji: Over 2,000 people who depend on mining in Goa on Thursday staged a protest march near Panaji, accusing the government of not taking up the issue of resuming work at the mines seriously. The Convenor of the Goa Mining People’s Front, Puti Gaonkar, told the rally that the state[Read More…]
Panaji: Four persons were injured after a scaffolding erected for the construction of a major bridge in Goa across the Zuari river collapsed on Wednesday, an official said. The incident occurred in the afternoon when the metal scaffolding supporting a concrete slab collapsed, injuring the workers onsite. “Four workers have[Read More…]