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Goa vet team to treat flood-affected cattle in Kolhapur
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) The Goa Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services department on Saturday, deputed nine officials including four veterinarians, to Maharashtra's flood-affected Kolhapur district for treatment of cattle.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa capital braces for 48 hours without water
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Residents of Goa's capital and other outlying areas are bracing for more than 48 hours of water scarcity after a landslide washed away two key pipelines which supply water from the Opa reservoir in Ponda sub district to North Goa, including Panaji.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Goa body seeks Shah's help to resume mining activity
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The Goa Mining Peoples Front (GMPF) -- a non-profit organisation representing the cause of lakhs of mining workers in the state -- has sought Home Minister Amit Shah's help for resumption of mining activities.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National
Complete integration of J&K best tribute to Vajpayee: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The 'complete integration' of Jammu and Kashmir into India is a fitting tribute for former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Modi fulfilled Upadhyay, Patel, Vajpayee's dream: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) Efforts made by Deendayal Upadhyay, Vallabhbhai Patel, Atal Behari Vajyapee to fulfil the "Ek vidhan, Ek nishan, Ek pradhan" -- one country, one constitution, one flag, one head -- slogan have now come to fruition during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reign, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM expresses gratitude to flood rescue workers
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday expressed his heart-felt gratitude to the thousands of people who were part of rescue and relief operations in Goa, which faced floods due to heavy rains over the last one month.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Stray dogs force Air India to abort landing in Goa
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) A major tragedy was averted at Goa's Dabolim International Airport early on Tuesday after an Air India passenger aircraft flying in from Mumbai was forced to abort landing at the last minute because of stray dogs trespassing into the runway, a statement issued by the Indian Navy said.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Congress for CBI probe into Goa beach cleaning
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Congress in Goa has demanded a CBI probe into an alleged multi-crore beach cleaning scam, accusing the state tourism ministry and a private contractor of violating general financial rules while awarding of the contract in 2017.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sawant to attract Russian investment in Goa
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will on Sunday leave for a two-day visit to Russia where he will seek to attract potential investors in the state's fishing, agriculture, mining and tourism sectors.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
North Goa suffered Rs 10 cr loss due to heavy rains: MoS
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) The North Goa district has suffered losses to the tune of Rs 10 crore due to heavy rains and flooding as per preliminary estimates, Union Minister of State for Defence and North Goa MP Shripad Naik said on Saturday.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Konkan Railway partially suspends services amid heavy rains
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) The Konkan Railway Corporation has suspended the services of one train besides partially cancelling two others along its route on Saturday due to heavy rains in Kerala.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa Secretariat to feature ex-CMs' portraits
Panaji, Aug 9 (IANS) Inspired by the Hall of Fame in corridors of power in Queensland, Australia, the state Secretariat in Goa will soon feature portraits of Goa's past Chief Ministers, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2019-08-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
People in MP district struggle to get Aadhaar cards
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 8 (IANS) People in Madhya Pradesh's Betul have to travel miles to get their Aadhaar cards made as there are very few facilitation centres which issue them. The nine head post offices in the district practically caters to Betul's total population of 15 lakh people.
2019-08-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Goa Congress MLAs stage walkout protesting J&K developments
Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) The ruling BJP and opposition Congress party MLAs on Tuesday verbally clashed during discussions over a motion in the Goa assembly to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the decision to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories (UTs) -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh -- and cancel the Constitution's Article 370.
2019-08-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa taxi strike enters fourth day
Panaji, Aug 5 (IANS) An ongoing strike by the All Goa Taxi Operators Union entered the fourth day on Monday.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa taxi strike continues, CM says govt 'equipped'
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) Strike by the All Goa Taxi Operators Union continued for the second day on Saturday, even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant assured inbound tourists that his administration was "equipped" to handle the situation.
2019-08-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
'Unnao-like' harassment of Goa rape victim, claims NGO
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) Bailancho Saad, one of Goa's oldest women's rights non-government organisations (NGOs), has alleged "Unnao like" harassment of a rape victim by the police.
2019-08-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa taxi strike continues, union leader arrested
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) Strike by the All Goa Taxi Operators Union continued for second day on Saturday after a union leader was arrested for allegedly assaulting a driver of a government-appointed cab aggregator service.
2019-08-03
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa taxis on strike, demand shutdown of app-based service
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) Thousands of taxis went off the roads in Goa on Friday in protest against the BJP-led coalition government's decision to allow an app-based cab aggregator to continue its services.
2019-08-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Will file SC review petition to restart mining: Goa CM
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday told the state Assembly that the government was examining ways to restart the mining industry, while also assuring that a review petition would be filed before the Supreme Court which had banned mining in the coastal state's 88 mining leases last year.
2019-07-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Tourists in Goa can soon return home with more booze
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) With mining and tourism facing a slump, the Goa government appears keen on literally 'hitting the bottle', to shore up revenues in the state treasury.
2019-07-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Goa airport casinos to be open to only air passengers: CM
Panaji, July 29 (IANS) Only airline passengers would have access to casinos at the upcoming Mopa international airport, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said in the Assembly on Monday.
2019-07-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa Environment Minister booed at Coastal Zone meet
Panaji, July 27 (IANS) Goa's Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral had to beat a hasty retreat from a meeting on Saturday to discuss the erroneous draft Goa Coastal Zone Management plan, after the audience booed him, did not let him speak and demanded that the draft plan be scrapped outright.
2019-07-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Scarlett case: HC refuses to show leniency to convict
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Being a sole breadwinner is not enough reason for mitigating a sentence in a case involving pre-planned sexual assault and culpable homicide. The Panaji Bench of the Bombay High Court said in its order convicting Samson D'Souza, a beach shack worker, for 10 years for sexually assaulting 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling, a British national, and leaving her to die on a Goa beach in 2008.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa CM condoles death of Sheila Dikshit
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant condoled the death of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who died of cardiac arrest on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
10 years jail for Scarlett Keeling killer (2nd Lead)
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Fifteen-year-old Scarlett Keeling was found dead with bruises on her body on a famous Goa beach on February 18, 2008. D'Souza and Placido Carvalho were accused of leaving her to die after drugging and sexually abusing her following a Valentine's Day party.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 10 cr set aside for Parrikar memorial: Goa CM
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday that Rs 10 crore had been set aside for the construction of a memorial dedicated to former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar here.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
One held guilty in 2008 Scarlett murder case
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Samson D'Souza, a beach shack worker, accused in the case of sexual assault and subsequent death of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in 2008, was held guilty of all charges including her homicide by the Bombay High Court in Goa on Wednesday.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Let's clean Goa's rivers like PM cleaned Ganga: CM
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Goa's rivers must be cleaned with the same earnestess with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleaned the Ganga, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Karnataka diverting more Mhadei water than allotted, will move SC: Goa CM
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Accusing Karnataka of drawing more water than it was allotted by the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal in its award in 2018, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday told the state legislative assembly that his government would soon file a special leave petition before the Supreme Court in this regard.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Goa,National
TN man accused of raping British woman nabbed in Bengaluru
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) A 30-year-old rape accused who escaped from judicial custody last month has been arrested in Bengaluru, Goa Police said on Tuesday.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Protesting dairy farmers dump milk outside Goa assembly
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Dairy farmers on Monday poured hundreds of litres of milk on the road outside the Goa Assembly complex in a symbolic protest against the rejection of nearly 4,000 litres of milk by the Gujarat-based Surat Milk Union Ltd (SUMUL).
2019-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa CM allocates portfolios to new ministers
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Two days after inducting four new ministers into his cabinet, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday allotted portfolios to them, while also carrying out a minor reshuffle among the charges of older ministers.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM to appoint agency to study beach erosion
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that a scientific agency would be soon appointed to study the phenomenon of beach erosion which washes away beach stretches across Goa's coastline every monsoon.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Parrikar's samadhi site defiled, protesters ate non-veg food: BJP
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) Leaders and workers of the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and an Independent MLA defiled the proposed samadhi site of former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar by eating 'chicken and mutton' at the premises during a protest meeting on Saturday, Goa BJP spokesperson Damu Naik said on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa Forward withdraws support to BJP-led government
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) A day after three of their Ministers were sacked from the Pramod Sawant-led Goa cabinet, regional party Goa Forward on Sunday formally withdrew support to the BJP-led coalition government.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa's new ministers promise better governance, delivery systems
Panaji, July 13 (IANS) The four newly-inducted ministers in Goa's Pramod Sawant-led government on Saturday promised to work towards better governance and swift public delivery systems.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Four new ministers inducted in Goa Cabinet (Roundup)
Panaji, July 13 (IANS) Capping a four-day-long drama, three Goa Congress rebels -- Chandrakant Kavlekar, Jennifer Monserrate and Filipe Nery Rodrigues -- along with former Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo were sworn in as ministers during a formal ceremony at Raj Bhavan near Panaji on Saturday.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Four new ministers inducted in Goa cabinet
Panaji, July 13 (IANS) Three Congress rebels -- Chandrakant Kavlekar, Jennifer Monserrate and Filipe Nery Rodrigues -- along with former Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo were sworn in as ministers during a formal ceremony at Raj Bhavan here on Saturday.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Sawant eliminating Parrikar's legacy: Sacked Goa Deputy CM
Panaji, July 13 (IANS) Goa Forward Party president Vijai Sardesai on Saturday said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was trying to wipe out former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's legacy, just as Nikita Khrushchev tried to wipe out his predecessor Stalin's legacy in the USSR after the latter's death.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Hours before Goa reshuffle, Cabinet posts yet to be vacated
Panaji, July 13 (IANS) The Goa Cabinet is yet to have the vacancies for which four new ministers are scheduled to be sworn-in in a few hours. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had on Friday asked four Cabinet ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, to resign, in order to replace them with new faces.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Group of Ministers formed to examine Goa mining revival: CM
Panaji, July 13 (IANS) A Group of Ministers (GoM) has been formed to examine vexed issue of mining in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters late on Friday.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Crestfallen by horse-trading inducted, saddened BJP worker quits party
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) Days after re-enrolling into the BJP as part of its nationwide membership drive, a young BJP worker on Friday publicly resigned from the party, directly blaming its decision to induct 10 Congress MLAs - one of whom has been chargesheeted for the rape of a minor - for his exit.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
New-look Goa cabinet soon; CM asks four non-BJP ministers to quit
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) Goa will soon have a new-look cabinet after the induction of 10 Congress MLAs on Wednesday, even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday called four non-BJP ministers in the alliance government, and asked them to step down to accommodate some of the new inductees in the cabinet in the forthcoming reshuffle.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa Congress splits, 10 MLAs join BJP (Round-up)
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) In a major coup, the BJP in Goa late on Wednesday engineered a split in the 15-member Congress legislature party and inducted the 10-member splinter group headed by the leader of opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar into the BJP.
2019-07-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Friends met, had tea, joined BJP: Ex-Congress MLA on Goa merger
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) In this day and age, splitting a political party and subsequent mergers are as easy as that, according newly inducted BJP MLA Atanasio Monserrate, who was elected on a Congress ticket from Panaji assembly constituency in May.
2019-07-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
My father's path of politics ended on March 17: Utpal Parrikar
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Reacting to the developments late Wednesday, when the BJP engineered a split in the Congress and inducted breakaway MLAs into its fold, Utpal, son of former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar, said the path of trust that the Parrikar-led BJP had walked, ended on March 17, with the former Defence Minister's death.
2019-07-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Librarian beats up student for wearing shoes, arrested
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) A school librarian was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly beating a Class 8 student for wearing shoes to the school library, police said.
2019-07-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Central, Goa working together to restart mining in state: Goyal
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) The Central and Goa governments are working in tandem to work out ways to restart the banned mining industry in the state, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday, adding that the situation in the state was unique and needed a solution in sync with the law as well as the Supreme Court's 2018 ban order.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa CM, BJP hail Budget, Congress slams it
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) The BJP in Goa welcomed the announcements made by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden Budget speech on Friday, calling it a "budget for New India" even as the main opposition party in Goa, Congress, said the Budget was "lacklustre".
2019-07-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics