Goa CM Pramod Sawant drops four ministers from cabinet

Panaji: Ahead of a reshuffle of the state cabinet, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant dropped four ministers — three of the Goa Forward Party (GFP) an...

Goa deputy Speaker Michael Lobo resigns from post

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Three ex-Congress MLAs, one from BJP likely to join Goa cabinet

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After Karnataka, BJP strikes in Goa: 10 Congress MLAs join ruling party

As many as 10 MLAs of Congress have deserted the grand old party in Goa and joined the ruling BJP, which has effected another defection following Karnataka. The group, led by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, met Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar in the evening and gave him a letter, informing him about their breaking away from the party...

Congress declares two candidates for assembly bypolls in Goa

The Congress announced two candidates for the assembly bypolls in Goa next month on March 29, naming former minister Mahadev Naik from Shiroda and fielding Sudhir Kandolkar from Mapusa. By-elections are scheduled in Shiroda, Mapusa and another assembly constituency Mandrem on April 23. The same day voting will take place for the two Lok Sabha se...

Not yet thought about contesting Panaji bypoll: Parrikar’s son

Panaji: Utpal Parrikar, elder son of late Goa chief minister and BJP leader Manohar Parrikar, on Friday said he has not yet thought about contesting the Panaji by-poll and would take a call on it at the “right time.” The Panaji Assembly seat fell vacant following the death of Manohar Parrikar on March 17. A section of BJP workers in Panaji has been pres...

2 am drama in Goa again: 2 MLAs from MGP join BJP

Panaji: Two of the three Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) MLAs in Goa early on March 27 merged their party’s legislative wing with the BJP, which now has 14 legislators in the 40-member state assembly. Legislators Manohar Ajgaonkar and Dipak Pawaskar gave a letter to merge the MGP legislature party with the BJP to officiating Goa Assembly Speaker Mi...

Goans wake up to new CM, two deputies; floor test tomorrow

Panaji: On March 19 morning, Goans woke up to a new Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant, who took oath of office just before 2 am. The BJP and its allies finally put a new government in place in the state on wee hours of Tuesday after multiple postponements of the oath ceremony on Monday, a day Swanat's predecessor Manohar Parrikar was cremated with state honour...

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died at his private residence on March 17 will be accorded a state funeral with full military honours. He was 63. According to the home ministry, he will be given a state funeral with full military honours. The central government announced a national mourning on March 18. Parrikar's final journey will begin ...