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Faleiro slams Congress leadership, says Mamata better suited to take on BJP (Ld)
Panaji, Sep 27 (IANS) The Congress party is functioning contrary to "every ideal and principle" of its founding fathers, former Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro said on Monday, after he announced his resignation from the party, while also questioning the resolve of the "divided Congress family" to take on the BJP and put the country "back on the rails of development and progress".
2021-09-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Edible oil demand has plateaued during pandemic: Renuka Sugars MD
Panaji, Sep 27 (IANS) Demand for edible oil has plateaued in India in the pandemic-hit two years, despite an increase in population, managing director of Renuka Sugars Atul Chaturvedi said on Monday, adding that its consumption could increase if there is no third Covid wave and the economy finds itself on a corrective path.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
International charter flights to Goa soon: CM
Panaji, Sep 27 (IANS) International charter flights will be hitting the runways at the Dabolim international airport in Goa soon, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Faleiro resigns as Cong MLA after hailing 'Mamata formula'
Panaji, Sep 27 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro, who is tipped to join the Trinamool Congress, on Monday submitted his resignation to Goa Speaker Rajesh Patnekar, while also urging all breakaway Congress groups including the West Bengal-based parties to come together as part of a "larger picture" to fight the BJP juggernaut with an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls and by using the "Mamata formula".
2021-09-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Political tourism has started in Goa ahead of 2022 polls: Sawant
Panaji, Sep 27 (IANS) With the Assembly polls scheduled a few months away, Goa is promoting "political tourism" Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on the occasion of 'World Tourism Day', while taking a dig at opposition political parties, especially the Trinamool Congress, which has announced its re-entry into state politics.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'All Cong breakaway groups must follow 'Mamata formula' to defeat Modi'
Panaji, Sep 27 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro, who was being expected to join the Trinamool Congress, on Monday urged all breakaway Congress groups including the West Bengal-based party to come together as part of a "larger picture" to fight the BJP juggernaut with an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls and by using the "Mamata formula".
2021-09-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ex-Goa CM Faleiro to make major announcement on Monday
Panaji, Sep 26 (IANS) Amid talk of the possible entry of former Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro into the Trinamool Congress, the senior Congress MLA is expected to make a major announcement on Monday.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Brother of Arjun Rampal's GF held again in drugs case: Official (Ld)
Panaji, Sep 25 (IANS) Agisilaos Demetriades, the brother of Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal's girlfriend, has been arrested for the third time in two years for possession of drugs, a Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) official said on Saturday.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arjun Rampal's GF's brother arrested once more in drugs case: Official
Panaji, Sep 25 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal's girlfriend's brother Agisilaos Demetriades has been arrested for the third time in two years for possession of drugs, a Narcotics Control Bureau official said on Saturday.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Goa hotels must check if guests are fully vaccinated: Health Minister
Panaji, Sep 25 (IANS) Hotels in Goa should shoulder the responsibility for ensuring that only double vaccinated guests are allowed to check-in, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Saturday, days after the state government allowed the re-opening of one of Goa's biggest tourists draw, offshore and onshore casinos with 50 per cent capacity.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Dear Mamata, steer clear of 'old dirty guys' from Congress: Goa priest
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Amid the buzz of Trinamool Congress MPs arriving in Goa to scout for political talent and ticket aspirants for the 2022 Assembly polls in the coastal state, a popular Catholic priest, Fr. Eremito Rebello, has recorded a video message for West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee to steer clear of "old dirty guys" from the Goa Congress.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Goa,National
Bombay HC notice to 2 BJP MLAs in disqualification case
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) The Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court on Friday issued notices to two sitting BJP MLAs, including a deputy Chief Minister in connection with a disqualification petition filed against the two by the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP).
2021-09-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Goa electronic city to be ready by March 22: CM
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Despite being delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Goa government's ambitious electronic city cluster at Tuem village in North Goa will be ready for setting up of industries by March 2022, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Six arrested from Goa for IPL betting
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Six persons, five belonging to Nagpur in Maharashtra and one Rajasthan, were arrested on Friday for allegedly running an IPL betting racket in the port town of Vasco, Goa police said.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Trinamool to contest 2022 Goa polls, with eye on Mamata in 2024'
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress is contesting the upcoming Goa Assembly polls, but the party's eyes are actually on the 2024 general elections in which party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate, award-winning Konkani writer N. Shivdas said on Thursday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Withdraw from ad campaign promoting pan masala: NGO to Big B
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) A national anti-tobacco organisation has urged Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to withdraw from an advertising campaign promoting pan masala, saying that the move would help wean away youngsters from getting hooked to tobacco addiction.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Best way to keep Goa green is to grab yourself a glass of feni!
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) What is the best way to save Goa from deforestation?
2021-09-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Derek O'Brien arrives in Goa ahead of TMC's foray into polls
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Amid reports of the Trinamool Congress making a re-entry in Goa politics ahead of the 2022 assembly polls, the party's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien arrived here on Thursday.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
If AAP MLAs are elected, they will shelter Rohingyas in Goa: BJP official
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) If Aam Aadmi Party MLAs are elected in Goa, they will shelter Rohingya refugees in the coastal state, North Goa Zilla panchayat chairperson and BJP state office bearer Kartik Kudnekar said on Thursday.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Let them come, everyone loves Goa: Sawant on Trinamool's electoral foray
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Goan politics may get a touch of West Bengal in the upcoming state Assembly elections, even as Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress appears likely to make yet another foray in the coastal state.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa, Delhi CMs call each other 'copycats' over duplicacy in govt schemes
Panaji, Sep 22 (IANS) Stung by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's accusation that his Goa counterpart Pramod Sawant duplicates Delhi government's initiatives, the latter hit back on Wednesday, accusing the AAP national convener of copying him.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Five thrill-seeking Delhi tourists marooned mid-river rescued
Panaji, Sep 22 (IANS) Five tourists from Delhi had a narrow escape after their vehicle got stuck in a river near the picturesque Dudhsagar waterfalls in South Goa, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Traffic cops harassing tourists, Goa Minister complains to CM
Panaji, Sep 22 (IANS) Traffic policemen in Goa are habitually harassing tourists who rent two wheelers and cars for local sightseeing, Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo complained to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'PM should lobby with UN for endorsement of India-made vaccines'
Panaji, Sep 22 (IANS) During his visit to the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should lobby with the United Nations (UN) for global endorsement of India-made Covid vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield, South Goa Congress MP Francisco Sardinha said on Wednesday.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Kejriwal is good salesman selling dreams: Goa BJP on AAP's populist promises
Panaji, Sep 22 (IANS) Dubbing the populist poll promises made in Goa by AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the pitch of a 'good salesman selling dreams', the state BJP on Wednesday accused the party of trying to cheat Goans with promises of unemployment doles, job guarantees and free electricity.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Tito's owner & Goa BJP ticket aspirant wants lie-detector tests of all MLAs
Panaji, Sep 22 (IANS) Former owner of Club Titos, one of the top nightclubs in Goa and an aspirant for a BJP assembly election ticket for the 2022 polls, Ricardo D'Souza, wants all MLAs to take a lie detector test to prove they have not taken bribes in public life.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bus speeds through Maha-Goa border post without Covid check, 3 held
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Goa Police have arrested three persons after a passenger bus from Maharashtra sped through the police check-post at the inter-state border at Patradevi, without halting for a customary Covid inspection.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Is Mamata's Trinamool looking to make political splash in Goa?
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Is West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress founder Mamata Banerjee looking to make a political splash in 2022 Goa assembly polls?
2021-09-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa accounts for 12% of drug manufacturing in India: CM
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The pharmaceutical industry in Goa accounts for 12 per cent of all medicines manufactured in the country, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday, while also rooting for development of Goa as a model hub for export in the country.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Fadvanis backs Geete, says MVA is an unnatural alliance
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The three-party Maharashta Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is an unnatural alliance which cannot last, Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said here on Tuesday, endorsing Shiv Sena leader and former Union Minister Anant Geete's criticism of Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar's leadership and the formation of the three-party ruling alliance.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
AAP is original, BJP duplicating policies: Kejriwal in Goa
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led coalition government of "duplicating" initiatives of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal said the people of Goa should elect the "original" AAP, instead of the BJP, which merely duplicates its policies.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Kejriwal vows law for reservation of 80% pvt jobs for Goans (Ld)
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday in a major poll promise, announced 80 per cent reservation in private jobs for Goan youth, while assuring allowances to the tune of Rs 3,000 for an unemployed youth in a family and Rs 5,000 for households, whose members have lost jobs in the mining and the tourism sector.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM dares Kejriwal to contest from Sanquelim Assembly seat
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has dared Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to contest from his Assembly constituency of Sanquelim in North Goa.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Won't need to poach Cong MLAs, Fadnavis confident of win in Goa
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The BJP will not need to poach Congress MLAs after the 2022 state assembly polls because the party will win a "historic majority" in the elections, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP's in-charge for the 2022 Goa assembly polls Devendra Fadnavis said here on Monday.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Do not question Parrikar family's commitment to BJP: Fadnavis
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Do not raise questions about the commitment of family members of former Chief Minister, late Manohar Parrikar to the BJP, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP's in-charge for the 2022 Goa assembly polls Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday when asked about the absence of the former Defence Minister's son from the party's election campaign so far.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
I feel I am CEO, my govt works like private company: Goa CM
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Lauding his own style of governance, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that his government was functioning like a private company under his leadership as a CEO, with the help of bureaucrats who were working beyond their working hours like private executives.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Fadnavis arrives in Goa to meet MLAs, office bearers
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday arrived in Goa on his first visit to the coastal state after his appointment as the Bharatiya Janata Party's Goa in-charge for the 2022 assembly polls.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa churches will be developed with central funds: Kishan Reddy
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Goa's historic churches which are maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will be developed by the central government, which will also fund events related to the 60th anniversary of the state's Liberation from Portuguese yoke, Union Minister for Tourism and Culture G. Kishan Reddy said on Monday.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Unemployment has peaked in Goa, says Kejriwal ahead of visit
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Ahead of his two-day visit to Goa, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday took to Twitter to highlight the issue of unemployment in the coastal state.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa casinos can re-open from Monday with conditions: CM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Onshore and offshore casinos, spas and massage parlours in Goa can re-open from Monday at 50 per cent capacity, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Make public the probe into Goa teen's mysterious death: Cong to CM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant must make public the progress of the investigation into the death of teenager Siddhi Naik, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances at the popular Calangute beach last month, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa's negative vax wastage at 6%, says CM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) While achieving 102 per cent coverage of the first vaccination dose, Goa has also achieved six per cent negative wastage, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said during virtual interactive session chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Restart Goa casinos to boost tourism: Minister to CM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave positive signals about revival of tourism in the state and lauded Goa for 100 per cent coverage of the first Covid vaccine dose, Goa Ports Minister Michael Lobo urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to restart the casino industry in the state.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Illegal casino busted in Goa hotel; 15 arrested
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) An illegal casino operating out of a hotel was busted in the beach village of Varca in South Goa and 15 persons involved in the racket were arrested, Superintendent of Police (South Goa) Pankaj Kumar Singh said on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre reopening India for tourists, Goa can play big role: PM (Ld)
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) The Central government is taking steps to reopen India to foreign tourists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, adding that Goa, with its 100 per cent coverage of the first Covid-19 vaccine dose, could play a big part in the revival of the country's tourism industry.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National
2.5 cr jabs triggered adverse reaction in a political party: Modi
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday used vaccination terminology to take a swipe at the Opposition, saying a political party appeared to have developed an "adverse reaction", after India logged nearly a record 2.5 crore vaccinations on his 71st birthday on Friday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Modi shares b'day anecdote with Goan senior citizen
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday displayed his customary wit while speaking to a Goan senior citizen during an online virtual interaction with health workers, ruling politicians, administrative officials and a cross section of people from the coastal state.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National
Modi lauds visually impaired student's ambition to join IAS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded a visually impaired post-graduate student's ambition to become an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, wishing her well in her pursuit, while expressing hope that he would be able to utilise her services as a bureaucrat soon.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National
Centre reopening India for tourists, Goa can play big role: PM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) The Central government is taking steps to reopen India to foreign tourists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, adding that Goa, with its 100 per cent coverage of the first Covid-19 vaccine dose, could play a big part in the revival of the country's tourism industry.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
PM to interact with Goa Ministers, health workers: CM
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will virtually interact with a cross section of the people from Goa, including health workers, Cabinet Ministers, bureaucrats and members of the public, to congratulate them completing for 100 per cent of the first vaccination dose, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics