Efforts on to get mortal remains of Goan who died in pirates’ captivity

Panaji: Goa NRI Commissioner Narendra Sawaikar on Monday (January 20) said the state government was making all efforts to get the body of a sailor w...

Cong alleges drug overdose as 3 tourists die during Goa’s Sunburn fest

A tourist, who was in Goa to attend the three-day Sunburn Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival, died near the venue, the police said on Monday (December 30). This takes the death count to three.

Man held for raping, attempting to kill 60-year-old woman in Goa

Panaji: A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping and attempting to kill a 60-year-old woman at Anjuna in North Goa, police said on Saturday (December 21).

Raut hints at Maharashtra-like ‘miracle’ in Goa, BJP says dream on

Mumbai: In a clear message to the BJP a day after a coalition government was sworn-in in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday (November 29) declared his party will form an anti-BJP coalition in neighbouring Goa.

Navy MiG trainer aircraft crashes in village at Goa, both pilots safe

Panaji (Goa): An Indian Navy MiG trainer aircraft crashed at Dabolim village, Goa on Saturday (November 16) morning, a senior defence official said. Philipose George Pynumootil, Indian Navy Flag Officer, Goa, Rear Admiral said that the aircraft was on a regular training sortie when the incident occurred. He added that both the pilots ejected safely. Accord...

Goa DGP Pranab Nanda dies of cardiac arrest in Delhi

Goa's Director General of Police Pranab Nanda, has died due to cardiac arrest, a senior police official said on Saturday (November 16). Nanda was on a visit to Delhi after attending official functions in Goa on Friday. He died late on Friday night, the official said. He was 57. Confirming Nanda's demise, Inspector General of Police Jaspal Sin...

Goa CM hails Ayodhya verdict as ‘historic’, Congress calls for peace

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday (November 9) termed the Supreme Court verdict that paved way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya as "historic" and appealed for peace and harmony.

Satya Pal Malik takes oath as Goa governor

Chennai, Panaji: Former governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik was sworn-in as the Governor of Goa on Sunday (November 3). Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Pradeep Nandrajog administered the oath of office to Malik at Raj Bhavan. Malik was appointed as the Governor of Goa by President Ram Nath Kovind on October 25. He replaces Mridula Sinha...

Goa mining ban exposes the dark face that rulers are wary of

About one lakh people have reportedly lost their jobs due to cancellation of licenses of 88 iron ore mines by the Supreme Court in February 2018. Following clamour for a legislation to circumvent the SC order, the Centre had constituted a Group of Ministers to go into the issue, but are yet to come up with a solution.

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LS Speaker writes to EU, calls their anti-CAA resolutions inappropriate

New Delhi: It is inappropriate for one legislature to pass judgement on another, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said in a letter to European Parliament President David Maria Sassoli on Monday, ahead of the legislature’s debate on the resolutions moved by its lawmakers against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Govt prepares for possible evacuation of Indians from Wuhan

New Delhi: With the situation worsening in novel coronavirus-hit China, the central government is planning to evacuate Indians from the affected regions, including Wuhan in the Hubei province. An aircraft is also being kept on stand-by for the evacuation and officials say this will become possible only after Chinese authorities approve it.

ED arrests DHFL promoter Kapil Wadhawan in money laundering case 

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Monday arrested the chairman and managing director of Dewan Housing Finance Ltd, Kapil Wadhawan, in connection with its money laundering probe against dead gangster Iqbal Mirchi and others.

Jagan’s AP council dissolution move more of a political point-making

Hyderabad: A roadblock for some and a rehabilitation centre for others, the Legislative Council has been an instrument of political abuse in the combined Andhra Pradesh for years.

Govt’s sweetener for Air India sale needs a reality check

Unable to find buyers when the government was willing to sell only 76% stake, it is now willing to sell the entire 100% stake hoping that it will find a suitor but that may still not be possible as the latest announcement comes with some stiff conditions.

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An AirAsia India flight to Delhi had to abort its take-off at Goa airport on Sunday (September 1) after a dog entered the runway when the plane was readying to depart, an official said. Flight I5-778 was set to depart around 8.25 am, the official of the Airports Authority of India said. "The dog, once spotted by the Air Traffic Control, was i...

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) and one Independent — from his cabinet on Saturday. A notification to this effect was issued in the afternoon. According to the notification, the four ministers -- Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, Water R...

Goa deputy Speaker Michael Lobo resigns from post

Panaji: Deputy Speaker of Goa Assembly Michael Lobo Saturday resigned from the post, paving the way for his induction into the Pramod Sawant-led cabinet. Lobo submitted his resignation to Speaker Rajesh Patnekar at noon. "I resigned from the post as I will be inducted into the cabinet later in the day," Lobo said. Apart from Lobo, Chandrakant Kavlekar,...

New cabinet ministers to be sworn-in at 3 pm: Goa CM

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said late on Friday night that he would reshuffle the cabinet on Saturday (July 13) replacing four ministers and the swearing-in ceremony would be held at 3 pm. Ten Congress MLAs had on Wednesday joined the BJP increasing the strength of the party to 27 on the floor of the House. The chief minister said the th...

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

Panaji: Four Goa MLAs, including three Congress rebels who joined the ruling BJP a couple of days ago, would be inducted in the state cabinet on Saturday (July 13), sources said on Friday. Ten of the 15 Congress MLAs, led by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, switched sides and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday (July 10). A...

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...

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to be cremated with full military honours

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 ...