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Goa`s draft tourism policy and master plan a 'copy paste' job, alleges BJP MLA Glenn Ticlo

Goa`s draft tourism policy and master plan a 'copy paste' job, alleges BJP MLA Glenn Ticlo

BJP legislator Glenn Ticlo on Wednesday alleged that Goa`s draft tourism policy 2018 and master plan, which is being carried out by a leading global consultancy firm is a "copy paste" job, and

Jul 17, 2019, 14:27 PM IST
Goa Forward Party withdraws support to BJP-led government

Goa Forward Party withdraws support to BJP-led government

Goa Forward Party president and now former Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai wrote a letter to Governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday informing his party's decision. 

Jul 14, 2019, 17:55 PM IST
Four Goa ministers sacked ahead of Cabinet reshuffle

Four Goa ministers sacked ahead of Cabinet reshuffle

Four ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Vijay Sardesai and an Independent, have been sacked from the Goa Ministry paving the way for the inclusion of Congress defectors into the Cabinet.

Jul 13, 2019, 17:33 PM IST
Goa Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo resigns, likely to be sworn-in as minister

Goa Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo resigns, likely to be sworn-in as minister

BJP leader Michael Lobo on Saturday resigned from the post of Deputy Speaker amid reports that he will be inducted as minister in the reshuffled cabinet.

Jul 13, 2019, 17:26 PM IST
Goa Cabinet expansion: 3 rebel Congress MLAs take oath as ministers

Goa Cabinet expansion: 3 rebel Congress MLAs take oath as ministers

Lobo had resigned as Deputy Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly earlier in the day.

Jul 13, 2019, 17:00 PM IST
Goa Cabinet expansion Saturday, 4 rebel Congress MLAs likely to be inducted

Goa Cabinet expansion Saturday, 4 rebel Congress MLAs likely to be inducted

A group of 10 Congress legislators, led by Leader of Opposition in the Goa Assembly Chandrakant Kavlekar, merged with the ruling BJP, increasing the saffron party's strength to 27 in the 40-seat

Jul 13, 2019, 07:23 AM IST
Heavy rain lashes Goa, IMD issues 'Orange' alert for next 24 hours

Heavy rain lashes Goa, IMD issues 'Orange' alert for next 24 hours

Heavy rain accompanied with strong winds lashed parts of  Goa on Thursday even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rainfall over the next 24 hours.

Jul 11, 2019, 16:44 PM IST
No decision yet on Goa cabinet reshuffle, says CM after 10 Congress MLAs join BJP

No decision yet on Goa cabinet reshuffle, says CM after 10 Congress MLAs join BJP

Pramod Swant confirmed that the 10 former Congress MLAs, who have merged with BJP, will meet Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah in Delhi today. 

Jul 11, 2019, 10:27 AM IST
10 former Goa Congress MLAs, who joined BJP, reach Delhi to meet Amit Shah

10 former Goa Congress MLAs, who joined BJP, reach Delhi to meet Amit Shah

The former Goa Congress MLAs led by Chandrakant Kavlekar will meet BJP chief Amit Shah and working president JP Nadda on Thursday.

Jul 11, 2019, 06:53 AM IST
Amid Karnataka debacle, Congress suffers blow in Goa as 10 MLAs join BJP

Amid Karnataka debacle, Congress suffers blow in Goa as 10 MLAs join BJP

The MLAs will leave from Panaji at 10.45 pm on Wednesday and reach Delhi. 

Jul 10, 2019, 22:22 PM IST
Watch: Indian Coast Guard rescues man from drowning on Goa beach

Watch: Indian Coast Guard rescues man from drowning on Goa beach

The Indian Coast Guard rescued a man from drowning near Goa's Cabo de Rama beach on Thursday. The 20-year-old man was swept away by strong waves, caused due to Cyclone Vayu's heavy impact in the area

Jun 13, 2019, 23:46 PM IST
Goa airport temporarily closed due to fire caused by drop tank of naval aircraft

Goa airport temporarily closed due to fire caused by drop tank of naval aircraft

The MiG 29K fighter aircraft is completely safe.

Jun 08, 2019, 15:19 PM IST
Woman artist describes being assaulted on Goa road in viral video

Woman artist describes being assaulted on Goa road in viral video

In the clip which is accompanied by a message, the woman, who was on a visit to the tourist state, expressed unhappiness over her attacker being granted bail within four days of his arrest. The

Jun 07, 2019, 11:37 AM IST
BJP's Rajesh Patnekar takes on Congress' Pratapsinh Rane for Goa Assembly Speaker post

BJP's Rajesh Patnekar takes on Congress' Pratapsinh Rane for Goa Assembly Speaker post

The post of speaker has been vacant after Pramod Sawant became Goa Chief Minister in March this year following the death of Manohar Parrikar on March 17.

Jun 03, 2019, 17:38 PM IST
India has only two castes, rich and poor: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

India has only two castes, rich and poor: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

India has only two castes -- the rich and the poor -- and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to eradicate this difference with his slogan of `Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas`, Goa Chief

May 27, 2019, 19:11 PM IST
Doing 'internal assessment' of Panaji bypoll loss: Utpal Parrikar

Doing 'internal assessment' of Panaji bypoll loss: Utpal Parrikar

Former Goa Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar`s son Utpal on Sunday said that he would submit his 'internal assessment' of the loss of the prestigious Panaji assembly seat, formerly represented by

May 26, 2019, 19:54 PM IST
Panaji Assembly bypoll loss to be analysed, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Panaji Assembly bypoll loss to be analysed, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant

The BJP also lost the South Goa Lok Sabha seat to the Congress.

May 24, 2019, 20:40 PM IST
Pramod Sawant makes his mark in BJP's post Manohar Parrikar era

Pramod Sawant makes his mark in BJP's post Manohar Parrikar era

Faced with severe criticism for the sheer chaotic nature of coalition inherited from the Parrikar era, a paralysed mining industry, disenchantment among the cadre following Parrikar`s death, Sawant

May 24, 2019, 08:39 AM IST
BJP loses Assembly seat held by Manohar Parrikar in Goa to Congress

BJP loses Assembly seat held by Manohar Parrikar in Goa to Congress

The bypolls in Shiroda and Mandrem became necessary following the resignation of their sitting Congress MLAs.

May 23, 2019, 23:12 PM IST
 BJP retains Mapusa Assembly by-poll in Goa

BJP retains Mapusa Assembly by-poll in Goa

Joshua D`Souza registered his victory against Congress` Sudhir Kandolkar, a stronghold of the BJP for the last 20 years.

May 23, 2019, 20:45 PM IST