Congress releases manifesto for Goa Assembly polls

Congress today released its election
manifesto for next month`s Assembly polls in Goa, promising up
to 150 units of free electricity and water to the poor if
voted to power in the state.

Govt to take with Centre on export duty roll back

The Goa government has decided to
take up with the Centre the issue of hiked export duty, which
is likely to dent the prospects of iron ore mining industry in
the state.

Goa mining scam: Kamat not named in PAC report?

Pressure is mounting on Chief Minister Digamber Kamat to resign after the Public Accounts Committee of Goa
Assembly has recommended an enquiry by CBI or the lokayukta
against all those indicted by it in the illegal mining cases.

No "specific" terror alert in Goa: Kamat

Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Friday said no specific `alert` has been issued in the state following the latest serial blasts in Mumbai.

Mining firms encroaching on government land: Kamat

Top mining companies, including the Vedanta Resources-owned Sesa Goa private limited (SGPL), have dumped their rejected ore on government land, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat has told the Goa Assembly.

NGO demands ban on sale of single cigarettes

An anti-tobacco organisation has requested Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat to ban the sale of single cigarettes and increase tax levels by more than 10 percent on tobacco products in the annual budget this year.

Goa govt to provide health insurance to citizens

The Goa government on Friday announced
an ambitious health insurance scheme that would provide cover
to its citizens from all kinds of medical emergencies.

Goa gov expects Rs 500 cr by collecting royalty on ore exports

Goa government expects to garner
Rs 500 crore by March 2011 as royalty on the ore exported from
state`s ports, a senior official said.

Nehru would have given special status to Goa: Kamat

The current problems being faced due to
coastal regulation zone (CRZ) by the state would not have existed if Goans had asked special status from Pandit
Jawaharlal Nehru soon after the liberation.

Goa national games may not be held next year: Kamat

Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat on Wednesday said that national games 2011 alloted to the state may
not be held next year.

Digamber Kamat

Goa was heading for a major debt trap due to excessive borrowings of the Congress-led government to mop up unwarranted expenditures, the state BJP on Sunday alleged.

Digamber Kamat re-elected as SFI president

Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat
has been unanimously re-elected as the president of Swimming
Federation of India in its Annual General Body Meeting in

Kamat claims to be misquoted about comments on women

After facing the ire of women`s
organisations for his comment on women joining politics, Goa
Chief Minister Digamber Kamat on Monday claimed that he was

Don`t fall for women`s reservation: Goa CM

Goa CM Digamber Kamat appealed the women to stay away from politics and not to
fall for 33% reservation.

None pressurized me to clear illegal mines: Kamat

Even as a group of seven dissident non-Congress legislators in Goa continued to sulk against the state government they support, CM Digamber Kamat on Tuesday ruled out that his stand against illegal mining has triggered rebellion.

Kamat, industry hail special package for Goa in budget

Goa`s ruling coalition and
industry players have expressed happiness over Union budget
allocating Rs 200 crore for restoring the tourist state`s
beaches and extending green cover.

Another political crisis brewing in Goa

The Congress legislators in rebellious mood will on Wednesday meet again to discuss their strategy demanding change in leadership in the state.

Goa Police say allowing CM at blast site not a security lapse

Goa Police on Thursday said that allowing
Chief Minister Digamber Kamat to visit the site of the Margao
bomb blast within minutes of the explosion was not a security

Industry body asks Goa Govt to regain investor confidence

Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has said the state government should work on regaining the confidence of investors, which is lost due to agitations against various projects.