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Goa to build fences around villages in forest areas: CM Pramod Sawant

Goa to build fences around villages in forest areas: CM Pramod Sawant

"We are trying to demarcate villages in wildlife areas in order to erect fencing around them. It is a big project," Sawant said.

Feb 12, 2020, 16:51 PM IST
Goa Assembly first to pass congratulatory motion for CAA: CM Pramod Sawant

Goa Assembly first to pass congratulatory motion for CAA: CM Pramod Sawant

​"This is the real sentiment of gratitude and support from the people of Goa towards the historic decision by PM @narendramodi ji and HM @AmitShah ji," Sawant said in a tweet late Monday evening.

Feb 04, 2020, 14:54 PM IST
BJP leader Sadanand Tanavade appointed party's Goa unit chief

BJP leader Sadanand Tanavade appointed party's Goa unit chief

BJP national vice president Avinash Rai Khanna announced Tanavade's election as party's Goa unit chief during a workers' convention held on Sunday.

Jan 12, 2020, 15:18 PM IST
Act against those who damaged rail property during anti-CAA protests: Piyush Goyal to Mamata Banerjee

Act against those who damaged rail property during anti-CAA protests: Piyush Goyal to Mamata Banerjee

Goyal made these remarks while speaking in Goa's Margao during which he strongly defended the controversial legislation.

Dec 27, 2019, 23:34 PM IST
Public hanging for rapists, murderers should be made the law: Goa Minister

Public hanging for rapists, murderers should be made the law: Goa Minister

Goa Minister Michael Lobo on Saturday said that the Indian Penal Code should be amended by the Parliament to provide for `public hangings as punishment for the perpetrators of rape and murder`

Dec 07, 2019, 14:25 PM IST
Shiv Sena says will make non-BJP front pan India, hints new alliance in Goa

Shiv Sena says will make non-BJP front pan India, hints new alliance in Goa

After forming a government in Maharashtra in alliance with the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Shiv Sena is going after its former partner the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in

Nov 29, 2019, 12:41 PM IST
50th International film festival kickstarts in Goa, Superstar Rajinikanth titled as 'Icon of the year'

50th International film festival kickstarts in Goa, Superstar Rajinikanth titled as 'Icon of the year'

Bollywood superstars Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan were honored at the event. Rajinikanth was felicitated with the Icon of the Year Award by Javadekar and Amitabh.

Nov 20, 2019, 20:33 PM IST
Navy's MiG-29K aircraft crashes due to engine fire in Goa, pilots eject safely

Navy's MiG-29K aircraft crashes due to engine fire in Goa, pilots eject safely

The aircraft is attached to INS Hansa located near Dabolin in Goa. 

Nov 16, 2019, 12:59 PM IST
Goa DGP Pranab Nanda, a 1988 batch IPS officer, dies of cardiac arrest in Delhi

Goa DGP Pranab Nanda, a 1988 batch IPS officer, dies of cardiac arrest in Delhi

Goa DGP Pranab Nanda died of cardiac arrest in the wee hours of Saturday, Inspector General of Police Jaspal Singh said.

Nov 16, 2019, 09:35 AM IST
Goa to crackdown on beach boozing, following twin drownings

Goa to crackdown on beach boozing, following twin drownings

Speaking to reporters in Panaji on Tuesday, Sawant also said that additional police force had been pressed into beach safety duties to prevent any further drowning of tourists. "From now on, there

Nov 13, 2019, 07:23 AM IST
Goa dedicates annual science festival to ex-CM Manohar Parrikar

Goa dedicates annual science festival to ex-CM Manohar Parrikar

Addressing a press conference in Panaji, Sawant also said, that the theme for this year`s edition of the science festival would be 'climate'.  The science festival dedicated to the memory of former

Nov 12, 2019, 22:07 PM IST
Political parties, NGOs protest over Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project in Goa

Political parties, NGOs protest over Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project in Goa

The protest came ahead of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's meeting with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar as part of an all-party delegation. He is expected to urge the ministry to withdraw the decision

Nov 02, 2019, 07:57 AM IST
Goa issues red alert over heavy rains; all exams cancelled by state university

Goa issues red alert over heavy rains; all exams cancelled by state university

The Goa government on Friday issued a red alert as heavy rains and strong winds triggered by the formation of cyclone Kyarr in the Arabian Sea has caused water logging in various parts of the state

Oct 25, 2019, 14:37 PM IST
Indian Army personnel Bishworjit Singh Saikhom wins IRONMAN 70.3

Indian Army personnel Bishworjit Singh Saikhom wins IRONMAN 70.3

Bishworjit Singh Saikhom, a Pune based Havildar working with the Bombay Sappers, completed the IRONMAN 70.3 in 4 hours 42 minutes 44 seconds. The second position was secured by Nihal Baig, alumni of

Oct 20, 2019, 17:38 PM IST
IMD predicts light to moderate rains with thunder-showers in Goa

IMD predicts light to moderate rains with thunder-showers in Goa

IMD had said that isolated places over Konkan and Goa are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Saturday. The weather forecast agency has further predicted heavy downpour at few places in central

Oct 19, 2019, 19:06 PM IST
Artist Shireen Mody, gardener found dead in Goa

Artist Shireen Mody, gardener found dead in Goa

Police said that 65-year-old Shireen Mody was allegedly murdered by her gardener Prafulla, who hails from Assam.

Oct 06, 2019, 22:07 PM IST
IMD predicts heavy rainfall for next 48 hours in Goa

IMD predicts heavy rainfall for next 48 hours in Goa

The weather forecasting agency has asked the fishermen not to venture in the high sea till September 25 as the sea conditions are likely to be very rough during the next 24 hours.

Sep 24, 2019, 14:54 PM IST
IMD predicts 'extremely' heavy rainfall in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa; red alert issued

IMD predicts 'extremely' heavy rainfall in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa; red alert issued

Heavy rains are also expected in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. 

Sep 19, 2019, 07:23 AM IST
Indian Navy trying to clear stray dogs off Goa airport runway

Indian Navy trying to clear stray dogs off Goa airport runway

On Sunday, stray dogs forced an Air Asia flight to Delhi to abort take-off after air traffic control personnel spotted stray dogs on the runway. The aircraft was allowed to take-off after technical

Sep 03, 2019, 13:41 PM IST
Goa CM Pramod Sawant to talk to Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis over Tillari dam water release

Goa CM Pramod Sawant to talk to Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis over Tillari dam water release

On August 12, release of water from the dam over the Tillari river in Maharashtra caused a flood-like situation in two border villages in Goa -- Sal and Ibrahimpur. Though located in south

Aug 27, 2019, 18:26 PM IST