The remarks came days after former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro resigned as Congress MLA, ahead of the state polls due next year.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters the state government will make it mandatory for taxi drivers to carry the badge issued by the state Transport department. ”The taxi driver should be a resident of Goa for the last 15 years,” the CM said.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Sawant also expressed worry about the trend where persons who have taken the first Covid dose, neglecting the subsequent booster dose.
The GFP currently has three MLAs in the state Assembly, while the Congress is left with five, after 12 MLAs left the party to join the BJP.
A well placed source said that the issue was discussed at a high level meeting and it was decided that Sawant will lead the party in the Assembly polls.
The move to allow bars and restaurants to open follows a request from the All Goa Bar and Restaurant Owners Association to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant last week, which had said that business owners were facing “psychological distress”.
Chodankar asked Sawant why the full-fledged testing laboratory is not established to date.
Lobo is also an MLA elected from the Calangute Assembly constituency, where the nightclub is located. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has denied to comment on the issue.
Sawant also said that the Goa government was aiming at 100 per cent coverage of the first vaccination shot by July 30.
The demands were made by a group of petitioners who had pointed to various shortcomings in the Goa government’s Covid management efforts, and had been directed by the High Court’s Goa bench on June 11 to list out issues which required judicial intervention.
“My personal opinion is that once the vaccination double dose is completed, we should start inviting tourists who have taken both vaccines. We should keep Goa as well as tourists safe,” Ajgaonkar said.
The former Editor-in-Chief of the Tehelka investigative magazine had been accused by a junior colleague of sexually assaulting her at a five star resort in Goa.
Goa government will not tolerate any wrong done to a woman, said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and added that his government would appeal against the verdict in the Bombay High Court.
Tejpal has been booked under sections under sections 376 (rape), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement) 354A (sexual harassment) and 354B (criminal assault), of the Indian Penal Code.
The former Tehelka editor-in-chief is accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague inside the elevator of a luxury hotel in Goa in 2013.
Following a very high test positivity rate, Goa went into a lockdown on Friday and it will remain applicable till 6 am on Monday. All essential services have been exempted from the curbs.
The former editor-in-chief of the Tehelka investigative magazine was accused by a junior colleague of sexually assaulting her at a five star resort in Goa.
On Wednesday, Goa recorded 473 fresh cases of Covid-19 and four more casualties due to the disease. With this, the tally of infections in the state has reached 63,815, while the toll has mounted to 857, as per official data.
During the day, he paid tribute to former chief ministers Dayanand Bandodkar and Manohar Parrikar, and asked all those who want to see corruption-free politics to join AAP
Spokesperson for Goa’s taxi unions Bappa Korgaonkar said the strike had been called to demand withdrawal of the Tourism Ministry-backed GoaMiles app-based aggregator cab service and ApnaBhada aggregator cab service.
Sawant recalled that during the same time last year, the state had been under a coronavirus-induced lockdown, due to which the entire economy had come to a standstill.
The students who will take Class 10th Examinations from Goa Board can check the timetable on the board’s official website (gbshe.info) or below. Earlier, the Goa Board asked its schools to conduct Classes 9 and 11 exams in schools by April 24.
Speaking to IANS Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Shobhit Saxena said that the advert is an extension of its efforts to create awareness about the ills of drugs.
The minister was returning after offering prayers at Yellapur’s famous Gante Ganesha (Bell Ganesha) temple, according to Ankola police sources.
President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a cultural event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Goa Liberation day in Panaji on Saturday. Goa was liberated from 451 years of colonial Portuguese rule on December 19, 1961.