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Ready to host National Games, waiting for IOA to fix date: Goa Deputy CM
Panaji, Oct 27 (IANS) The Goa government is ready to host the 36th edition of National Games and is only waiting for the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to fix a date for the pan-India sporting event, Deputy Chief Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Politics
Tejpal case: Bombay HC rejects plea for in camera hearing of appeal
Panaji, Oct 27 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Goa on Wednesday turned down, for the time being, a plea made by former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal to hold the appeal proceedings in the rape case filed against him in camera.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Malik should resign as Guv and contest elections in Goa: Dy CM
Panaji, Oct 27 (IANS) If he has the guts, Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik should resign from the Constitutional post and contest assembly elections in Goa, state Deputy Chief Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Wednesday, while slamming the former Goa governor's comments on rampant corruption in the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant-led regime.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Petrol would cost Rs 10 per litre in future: Goa BJP leader
Panaji, Oct 26 (IANS) With the central government aggressively pursuing green energy, petrol prices would drop down to Rs 10 in the country in future, Goa BJP general secretary Damu Naik said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa BJP demands Malik's resignation for making graft charge against govt
Panaji, Oct 26 (IANS) The Goa BJP on Tuesday said that former state Governor Satya Pal Malik had exceeded the boundaries of decorum and urged him to first resign from the constitutional post, before passing adverse remarks about a democratically elected government.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bring white paper on Covid-19 expenses, sack Goa CM: Trinamool
Panaji, Oct 26 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday demanded the dismissal of Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his cabinet in wake of serious allegations of corruption levelled by former Governor Satya Pal Malik.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
PM should dismiss Goa CM, Minister for graft: Cong
Panaji, Oct 26 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately dismiss Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his cabinet ministers in the wake of serious corruption allegations levelled by former state Governor Satya Pal Malik in an interview to a national news channel.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa to miss Oct-end deadline for 2nd Covid vax dose
Panaji, Oct 26 (IANS) Goa may not be in a position to complete its target of 100 per cent coverage of the second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by October 31, even as health officials in the state have planned a mammoth outreach programme to complete the deadline by November-end.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa mulling law for bars to arrange drivers for tipsy customers
Panaji, Oct 26 (IANS) Bars in Goa may soon have to make licenced drivers available to tipsy customers in an effort to curb drunk driving accidents in the coastal state, according to a new law which is being mulled by the state Transport Ministry.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Oppn demands Goa CM's resignation over ex-Guv's graft claims
Panaji, Oct 25 (IANS) The Opposition in Goa on Monday has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, after former Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik said that there was rampant corruption "in everything" in the coastal state.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa is India's new crime hotspot: TMC releases chargesheet against govt
Panaji, Oct 25 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led coalition government of converting Goa into India's newest crime hotspot, the Trinamool Congress in the state on Monday released a chargesheet against Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's governance claiming that in his reign, the health and education sectors in the state had collapsed.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
No permission for Sunburn EDM festival yet: Goa Tourism Minister
Panaji, Oct 25 (IANS) Promoters of the Sunburn electronic dance music festival have not been given permission for hosting the event in Goa, State Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Monday.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
UK Royal Navy officers watch 'No Time to Die' in Goa
Panaji, Oct 25 (IANS) A special screening of the latest James Bond film 'No Time to Die' was held in Goa for 80 Royal Navy officers from the British naval frigate HMS Richmond which is anchored here in the coastal state, an official statement said.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trinamool leaders meet Goa teenager's family who died mysteriously on beach
Panaji, Oct 25 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress delegation comprising Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra, party leader Babul Supriyo and party's National Vice-President Luizinho Faleiro on Monday met the family of deceased teenager Siddhi Naik, who died in mysterious circumstances on a Goa beach in August.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mamata Banerjee to arrive in poll-bound Goa on Oct 28
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced that she will arrive in poll-bound Goa on October 28.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Decision on Congress-NCP alliance in Goa by October end: NCP MLA
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar is still in talks with the Congress for an alliance for the 2022 Goa Assembly polls, NCP's lone MLA and former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Cong offers Goa CM copy of Constitution as pre-Diwali gift
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) The Congress' Goa unit on Friday said it had gifted a copy of the Constitution as a "pre-Diwali gift" to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, as he had repeatedly failed to understand the importance of its Article 19(1), which deals with the Freedom of Speech and Expression.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa MLA casts doubts on land allotment to forensic varsity
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) A forensic university whose foundation stone was laid by Union Home Minister Amit Shah last week, has come under the spotlight, after an opposition MLA on Thursday alleged that the state government has allocated double the size of the land parcel to a Gujarat-based university, than what was assured by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on the floor of the house on Tuesday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nigerian held with party drugs worth Rs 7.4 lakh in Goa
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) The Crime Branch of Goa Police on Thursday arrested a Nigerian national and seized party drugs worth Rs 7.4 lakh, an official said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Day after lathicharge, Goa Congress gifts bouquets to cops
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) A day after Goa police lathi-charged Youth Congress workers protesting peacefully against an ongoing poker tournament here, a party delegation on Thursday offered bouquets, cards and chocolates to police officials who were present at the protest site.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa caps RT-PCR rate for inbound foreign tourists at Rs 3,200
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) The Goa government on Thursday capped the rate for an RT-PCR test for inbound foreign tourists at Rs 3,200, according to a government directive.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Goa,National
12 Goa beaches impacted by tarball invasion last month
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 12 beaches in Goa were damaged by oily, carcinogenic tarballs last month, while 33 others have been afflicted by the menace since 2015, according to the coastal state's government.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa Police lathi-charge Youth Congress workers protesting poker tourney
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) The police in Goa lathi-charged Youth Congress workers staging a 'mashal yatra' to protest against an ongoing poker tournament, which is being held at an offshore casino in the coastal state.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa completes 72% coverage of second Covid jab: CM
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Goa has completed nearly 72 per cent coverage of the second Covid vaccination dose, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
'Cautious about Covid spread in Goa during IFFI by foreign delegates'
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) The organisers of the country's biggest government-organised film festival, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) are concerned about Covid-19 infections being spread in the state through foreign delegates.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Former Goa Dy CM Dayanand Narvekar joins AAP ahead of polls
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Former Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly and deputy Chief Minister Dayanand Narvekar joined the Aam Aadmi Party in Goa on Tuesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Youth Congress questions poker tourney in Goa casino
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Why are schools in Goa still closed, but casinos are allowed to start operations in the coastal state, the Youth Congress in Goa asked in a memorandum to Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on Tuesday, demanding immediate cancellation of a poker tournament scheduled to commence in one of the offshore casinos on Wednesday.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa wants 'rich tourists', not ones who travel on low budget: Minister
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Goa only wants "richest tourists" and not the kind of travellers who visit the coastal state on shoestring budget and cook food in the buses that they travel in Goa, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Miscreants raise Pak-like flag at BJP office in MP's Betul
Betul, Oct 19 (IANS) Miscreants allegedly raised a flag resembling that of Pakistan at the BJP office in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh. The flag was later removed after several photos and videos went viral on the social media.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
God has decided who will win Goa Assembly polls: BJP leader
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Amid a raging debate on the alleged denigration of indigenous deity Shantadurga in the politically charged atmosphere in Goa, a BJP leader has said that God has already decided who will be the victor and the vanquished in the upcoming 2022 state Assembly polls.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
69 rescued off Goa beaches on holiday weekend: Official
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) As many as 69 persons were rescued over the weekend along Goa's beaches, with the maximum rescues being carried out on Dussehra, a private lifeguard agency deployed at the state's beaches said on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key to BJP's prospects in Goa Assembly polls may rest with MGP
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) Even as Union Home Minister Amit Shah earlier this week urged the BJP workers to work towards ensuring full majority for the party in the 2022 Assembly polls in Goa, the party's ongoing parleys with its 'natural partner', the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), could hold the key to retaining power in the state for the ruling party.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
No global sports team gets as much support as Indian cricket team: Ganguly
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) The kind of support which the Indian cricket team gets across the globe is unprecedented for any sports team in the world, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said on Saturday.
2021-10-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Cricket
Special offer at MP petrol pump to celebrate birth of owner's grand-niece
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 15 (IANS) A petrol pump owner in Madhya Pradesh's Betul announced a special offer for customers after his niece, who is speech and hearing impaired, gave birth to a daughter.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Bombay HC endorses Goa govt's decision to bar Goans from entering casinos
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) Barring local residents from entering casinos by the Goa government is "well-founded" and not violative of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution, the Bombay High Court bench in Goa has said.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa to resume in-person learning for classes IX-XII from Oct 18
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) Schools in Goa have been allowed to resume in-person classes for IX to XII standard students from October 18 onwards, the state government announced.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Education
Elect full majority govt in Goa for 'double-paced' development: Shah
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Citing the tall list of achievements of successive full majority governments at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including the abolition of Article 370 and construction of Ram temple, Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday exhorted BJP workers to work towards electing a government with full majority in the poll-bound coastal state in order to achieve "double-paced" development.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Prioritising forensic science use in on-scene crime probe in serious offences: Shah
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) The Union Home Affairs Ministry is trying to prioritise use of forensic science in on-the-spot crime investigations related to cases which attract more than six years of punishment, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Think of Modi, vote for BJP to ensure twin-engine govt in Goa: Shah
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that the BJP would come to power in Goa with a full majority, stating that with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre and a BJP government in the state, Goa would be powered by a "twin engine" governance.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Shah to arrive in Goa to take stock of 2022 poll preparations
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Goa on Thursday to participate in two government functions as well as to take stock of the Bharatiya Janata Party's preparations for the upcoming 2022 state Assembly polls.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Shah to review BJP's poll preparations in Goa on Thursday: Fadnavis
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will review the BJP's preparations for the upcoming Assembly elections in Goa scheduled next year, the party's Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Fadnavis backs Rajnath's statement on Savarkar mercy petition
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis said that Hindu Mahasabha leader Veer Savarkar helped in preparing mercy petitions for several people but wrote one for himself "only after insistence from others".
2021-10-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa independent MLA extends support to Trinamool
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Goa's independent MLA Prasad Gaonkar on Wednesday extended his support to the Trinamool Congress, even as his brother Santosh and several other followers formally joined the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led party.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
With Trinamool's entry, 'Durga' becomes political metaphor in poll-bound Goa
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Durga Puja, West Bengal's most popular festival, has become a political metaphor in the poll-bound state and the deity Durga, a source of electoral salvation for leaders, who are with their backs to the wall ahead of the 2022 state Assembly elections, especially with the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress seeking to make waves in Goa.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Won't repeat post-poll fiasco of 2017 in 2022 Goa polls: Chidambaram
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress in Goa has vowed not to repeat the 2017 post-poll fiasco, when, despite being the single largest party, its leadership delayed submission of a letter staking claim to form a government in the coastal state, resulting in the BJP hurriedly cobbling together an alliance to form its government.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bureaucrats tend to deny info under RTI act citing confidentiality: Goa Lokayukta
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) Government officials tend to deny information on the pretext of maintaining confidentiality, Goa's newly-appointed Lokayukta and retired Bombay HC judge Ambadas Joshi said on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress serving as pivot for non-BJP oppn: Chidambaram
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress is positioned as a pivot for non-BJP opposition parties, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Tuesday, while adding that a decision whether the party will form an alliance or go alone in the 2022 Goa polls, has not been taken yet.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Allying with BJP again would be like strangling oneself: MGP
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) Tying up with the BJP on three occasions in the past was tantamount to committing suicide, tying up with the ruling party again, would be akin to strangulating our neck with our own hands, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party supremo and former Deputy Chief Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Will lock engineer in a room with me if water woes not resolved: Goa minister
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) The Tourism Minister of Goa, Manohar Ajgaonkar, threatened on Tuesday that if water supply continues to go awry, he would lock himself up with the government engineer responsible for the same in the latter's office until the issue is resolved in his Assembly constituency of Pernem in North Goa.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Need to legalise Goa dhirios on lines of TN's jallikattu: Ex CM
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) The traditional sport of bullfighting or dhirio should be allowed in Goa on the lines of jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, Nationalist Congress Party MLA and former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao said on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics