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Frame charges against Kamat, Alemao in money laundering case: Goa court
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) A Goa trial court on Thursday directed the prosecution to frame charges against two former Chief Ministers, Digambar Kamat and Churchill Alemao in connection with a money laundering case involving a US-based firm Louis Berger filed by the Enforcement Directorate in 2015.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Extension of Mahadayi Tribunal's term important for Goa: CM
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) The Central government's decision on Wednesday to extend the term of the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal by a year is "important" from Goa's perspective, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Oppn complains to Goa Guv on poor network disrupting online education
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Heads of Opposition parties in Goa, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and the Nationalist Congress Party met Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai to complain about the lack of technical infrastructure, primarily mobile connectivity and to facilitate online education for school students.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Only 1 lakh left to be vaccinated with first jab in Goa: CM
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Only one lakh from the state's population of 15 lakhs have not taken their first Covid vaccination dose yet, according to Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Bombay HC slams non functioning of tree authorities in Goa
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa, on Wednesday, said that it was "extremely distressed" by the non-functioning of tree authorities -- designated district level authorities empowered to protect trees -- since 2012, stating that "scant regard" by designated authorities towards preservation of trees amounted to "dereliction of statutory duties".
2021-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa to form mining corporation, to auction mining leases: CM
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) The Goa government will pass a legislation to float a state mining corporation during the upcoming session of the state legislative Assembly, and auction mining leases at the earliest, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Politics
SC slams Goa, mining firm' delay, rejects review plea in mining case
Panaji/New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a bunch of review petitions filed by the Goa government and a top mining company, seeking review of a 2018 judgement which had scrapped renewals of 88 mining leases in the state on the basis of procedural irregularities.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pegasus: Modi govt in breach of national security, says Goa Cong
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar on Tuesday accused the Modi government of facilitating an "inexcusable breach of national security" through the alleged use of spying software 'Pegasus' to keep tabs on journalists, ruling and opposition politicians, lawyers and activists.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
With China losing steam, India needs to revive the Asia Africa Growth Corridor in outreach to Africa
New Delhi, July 19: India is looking at reviving the Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) -- the mega infrastructure project that was launched in 2017 to connect Asia and Africa. The contours and finer details of the project, which was essentially a collaboration between India and Japan, could be significantly altered. Other stakeholders could be brought in as well to revive the project.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Pramod Sawant wants Goa tribe in ST list, meets union minister
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday met Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda in the national capital to demand the inclusion of Goa-based Gouly-Dhangar community in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
AAP, BJP leaders raise rhetoric over debate on power tariffs
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) For the second time in less than a year, a debate has yet again sparked between the BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders over the power tariff models endorsed by the Goa and Delhi governments.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
5 Konkan Rly trains diverted amid flooding of tunnels in Goa
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Heavy rains and ingress of water and slush in tunnels between Karmali and Thivim railway stations in Goa, located along its route has forced Konkan Railway to divert five trains or tranship passengers of four other trains, an official said on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Delhi church takes centre-stage in run-up to 2022 Goa polls
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) A partial demolition of a church in Delhi, located more than 2,000 km from Goa, has taken the centre-stage in the early campaigning phase in the coastal state, which is headed for Assembly polls in early 2022.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa Power Minister dares Kejriwal to debate over power tariff
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made pre-poll promise of free electricity to the tune of 300 units in Goa, state Power Minister Nilesh Cabral on Friday challenged the AAP national convenor to a debate over the merits of Goa's power tariff.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa AAP convenor summoned by cops over 'anniversary cake' row
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Goa Police on Friday issued summons to top state Aam Aadmi Party leaders, including convenor Rahul Mahambre, nearly a week after party workers created a stir outside a BJP MLA's residence by offer him a cake to "celebrate" the second anniversary of his defection from the Congress in 2019.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM's FB account hacked, complaint filed
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) A day before Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's old Facebook account was hacked, the hackers asked a social media user to send across money through Unified Payments Interface (UPI) payment mode.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Governors banned from taking political positions: Goa Guv
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Governors are banned from taking political positions in India, newly-appointed Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai said on Thursday.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Education system needs to be revamped on sceintific lines: Goa Guv
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Newly-appointed Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on Thursday endorsed the revamp of the education system in the country on scientific lines, while slamming the colonial education structure introduced in the 19th century by Thomas Macaulay.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Politics
Want to establish heart-to-heart relationship with Goans: New Guv
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on Thursday said that he wants to establish a heart-to-heart relationship with the people of Goa, soon after he was sworn-in to office at a former ceremony at Raj Bhavan.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Kejriwal's free power announcement in Goa is impractical: Shripad Naik
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal's pre-poll announcement to provide free power to domestic connections to the tune of 300 units, is a hollow promise aimed only at winning elections, Union Minister of state for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shripad Naik said on Thursday.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Sreedharan Pillai sworn-in as Goa Governor
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Former Mizoram Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai was sworn-in as the new Governor of Goa on Thursday.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Uninterrupted, 300-unit free power: Kejriwal's poll promise to Goa (Ld)
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) Launching a string of poll promises ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in Goa, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced free non-commercial electricity to the tune of 300 units, 24-hour power supply and free electricity for farmers if the party is voted to power in the coastal state.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
AICC lashes out at Kejriwal over Delhi church demolition (ld)
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) Hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) -- a Central government agency -- for the demolition of a church in South Delhi's Chattarpur area, the Congress lashed out at him, accusing the Aam Aaadmi Party of playing a silent spectator to the partial demolition of the religious institution.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa makes Covid vaccination compulsory for school teachers
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) The Goa government has made vaccination mandatory for school teachers, with exception for those who have a medical condition, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Governor-designate Pillai arrives in Goa, welcome by CM
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant welcomed Governor-designate P.S. Sreedharan Pillai at the Dabolim international airport on Wednesday.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
2 Russians nationals held for overstaying in Goa village
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) Two Russians were arrested in North Goa for overstaying in the coastal state without valid documents, a Goa Police spokesperson said on Wednesday.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi church demolition: Justice will be done, says Kejriwal
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday, said that "justice will be done", when asked about the demolition of a portion of a Church in South Delhi's Chattarpur area earlier this week, allegedly due to encroachment.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Uninterrupted and 300-units-free power: Kejriwal's poll promise to Goa
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) Launching a string of poll promises ahead of the 2022 state assembly elections Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced free non commercial electricity to the tune of 300 units, 24-hour power supply and free electricity for farmers if the party comes to power in Goa.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
CM hails medical fraternity after Goa reports zero Covid deaths
Panaji, July 13 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday congratulated the health department officials and medical fraternity in general after the state recorded zero Covid deaths for the first time in the last four months.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Kamat to move bill in Goa assembly to end defection
Panaji, July 13 (IANS) Stung by 13 of its MLAs leaving the party fold to join the BJP since 2017, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Tuesday said that he will move a private members resolution demanding significant changes to the current anti-defection law to put a permanent end to defections.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Barring tourists, fully vaccinated persons can enter Goa without negative test reports
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) Barring tourists, all persons who have been fully vaccinated can enter Goa without producing Covid negative test reports, the Bombay High Court bench in Goa ruled on Monday.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Record 99.72% students pass SSC exams in Goa
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) A record 99.72 per cent of students appearing for the state SSC examinations have passed in academic year 2020-21, an official said on Monday.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Education
Not a single Congress MLA in Goa will defect this time: Chodankar
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) Savaged repeatedly over the departure of 13 MLAs to the BJP since the 2017 Assembly polls, Goa Congress President Girish Chodankar on Monday said that the party had tweaked its candidate selection procedure to ensure that not a single elected MLA would be poached by rival parties after the 2022 polls.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bombay HC dismisses plea challenging FB block of Sanatan Sanstha pages (Ld)
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Goa on Monday dismissed a petition filed by the state based Hindu organisation Sanatan Sanstha, which had challenged the blocking of three pages on Facebook.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bombay HC dismisses plea challenging FB block on Sanatan Sanstha pages
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Goa on Monday dismissed a petition filed by the state-based Hindu organisation Sanatan Sanstha, which had challenged the blocking of three pages on Facebook.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Queen to Georgia, St. Ketevan is 'mother' to the discoverer of her relics (Ld)
Panaji, July 11 (IANS) Seventeenth century saint, Georgia's Queen Ketavan's relics have emerged as one of the key highlights of Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar's two-day visit to Tbilisi. But N. Taher, a veteran archaeologist who led the team which discovered the relics 2005, prefers to add a prefix 'mother' while referring to the late queen of Kakheti, an erstwhile kingdom in the east Georgia.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Goa,National
Queen to Georgia, St. Ketevan is 'mother' to the discoverer of her relics
Panaji, July 11 (IANS) Sixteenth century saint, Georgia's Queen Ketavan's relics have emerged as one of the key highlights of Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar's two-day visit to Tbilisi. But N. Taher, a veteran archaelogist who led the team which discovered the relics 2005, prefers to add a prefix, 'mother', while referring to the late queen of Kakheti, an erstwhile kingdom in east Georgia.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Goa,National
With beaches closed, Goa's waterfalls beckon
Panaji, July 11 (IANS) With beaches out of bounds due to the ongoing monsoons, fun seekers appear to have made a beeline for Goa's waterfalls, which are abound in the state's hinterland in the lower reaches of the Western ghats mountain range during the rainy season.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa AAP offers cake to defector MLAs; launches clean politics campaign
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) In a unique political campaign, the Aam Aadmi Party in Goa on Saturday launched an initiative to 'clean' Goa's politics. The party leaders offered cakes to ruling MLAs who have defected to the BJP.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ahead of polls, Goa CM warns of crackdown on GST evaders
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) A day after two businessmen were arrested by the state government's Goods and Services Tax (GST) enforcement wing for tax evasion, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday warned of further crackdown on tax evaders.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Politics
Covid curfew may extend beyond July 12: Goa CM
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) Goa's Covid-related state-level curfew may not wind up just yet, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant hinted on Friday.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa govt's Covid relief initiative is actually BJP's poll relief package: Cong
Panaji, July 8 (IANS) A day after the Goa government announced a financial relief package for families and small businesses impacted by the Covid pandemic, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Thursday dubbed the measure as an "election revival package".
2021-07-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Avoid rocky cliffs, diving into seas in Goa
Panaji, July 8 (IANS) Quest for that perfect shot by vacationers and youngsters are taking away lives in freak accidents, so Goa's state government-appointed private lifeguard agency on Thursday, issued an advisory urging people to stay away from rocky cliffs and rough tides.
2021-07-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa Min claims facing NPA risk, writes to PM, FM
Panaji, July 8 (IANS) Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Thursday said that he had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman urging them to provide relief from paying loan EMIs for businesses impacted by the second wave of Covid-19.
2021-07-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa ex-Speaker Arlekar is HP Guv, greetings pour in for Mumbai journo Aklekar
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) The sudden elevation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Goa Speaker Rajendra Arlekar as the Himachal Pradesh Governor on Tuesday has triggered a flurry of activity on Mumbai-based journalist Rajendra Aklekar's Twitter handle.
2021-07-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa to open for tourism only after 100% coverage of 1st dose: CM
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) Goa will consider opening up for tourism only after 100 per cent coverage of the first dose of Covid vaccine to its population, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-07-07
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa's new spur to telcos for towers in rural circles
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) Following complains from students living in remote villages about lack of adequate connectivity hampering their online school and college classes, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday announced fresh incentives for telecom companies to set up towers and related infrastructure in Goa's hinterland that is dotted by blindspots.
2021-07-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM pays tribute to late Dilip Kumar
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday paid tribute to Indian film icon late Dilip Kumar, who died following prolonged illness earlier on Wednesday.
2021-07-07
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New Guv to arrive in Goa in mid-July: CM
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) Newly appointed Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai will be arriving in the state in mid-July and will be administered the oath of office after his arrival, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-07-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa announces Covid relief packages
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) The Goa cabinet on Wednesday cleared two separate Covid-related financial schemes to the kin of those who have died during the pandemic, as well as to provide relief to the unorganised sector and those involved in traditional occupations.
2021-07-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics