Pramod Sawant

Coronavirus COVID-19: Goa CM urges migrants to stay back as nearly 80,000 seek to go home

As part of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines, the Sawant government has set up counters at the collectorates of North Goa and South Goa districts, municipalities and gram panchayat offices where migrant workers can register themselves to go back home.

May 05, 2020, 13:32 PM IST

Only migrants, foreigners pose risk of spreading coronavirus, says Goa CM

 Chief Minister Pramod Sawan said he had given instructions to the party that election campaign meetings should be conducted only in open-air auditoriums, which he suggested are relatively safe and not conducive to spreading of COVID-19.

Mar 15, 2020, 22:47 PM IST

After 'Malang', govt to vet film scripts that malign Goa: CM Pramod Sawant

The Entertainment Society of Goa is a government agency that serves as a nodal body for granting of shooting permissions in the state.

Feb 12, 2020, 17:18 PM IST

Sadanand Shet Tanavade to be new Goa BJP president: Pramod Sawant

The formal announcement is likely to be made on Sunday (January 12). Tanavade was the only candidate to receive nominations for the post, state BJP`s returning officer for the party presidential election Govind Parvatkar told reporters at the state BJP headquarters.

Jan 11, 2020, 16:24 PM IST

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 Maharashtra, some canals of the Tillari dam flow into the North Goa district to irrigate the region`s agricultural areas.

Aug 27, 2019, 18:26 PM IST

Goa ropes in NABARD subsidiary for climate change study

Government has engaged NABARD Consultancy Services for the preparation of the State Action Plan for Climate Change in Goa.

Aug 01, 2019, 15:21 PM IST

Goa Forward Party withdraws support to Pramod Sawant Government

The GFP withdrew support to the BJP government in Goa by sending a communication to Governor Mridula Sinha.

Jul 15, 2019, 08:04 AM IST

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 house.

Jul 13, 2019, 07:23 AM IST

Goa Cabinet expansion likely on Saturday: Sources

A group of 10 Congress legislators, led by Leader of Opposition in the Goa Assembly Chandrakant Kavlekar, merged with the ruling BJP.

Jul 12, 2019, 11:55 AM IST

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

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

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 managed to pull together a more than respectable showing on Thursday.

May 24, 2019, 08:39 AM IST

Positive signs for Goa mining to be visible in six months: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

The five-decade-old mining industry in the coastal state came to a standstill in March last year, after the Supreme Court quashed the second renewal of 88 iron ore mining leases.

May 18, 2019, 12:25 PM IST

Exclusive: In conversation with Pramod Sawant, Goa CM on Lok Sabha Elections

Watch exclusive interview of Pramod Sawant, Goa CM on Lok Sabha Elections.

Apr 21, 2019, 16:28 PM IST

Sudin Dhavalikar sacked as Deputy CM for anti-government activity: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Goa CM Sawant informed Goa Governor Mridula Sinha about his decision to drop Dhavalikar as deputy CM.

Mar 27, 2019, 16:24 PM IST

Fake Twitter, Facebook accounts pop up after Pramod Sawant takes over as Goa CM

Sawant already has his personal account on both social media platforms while the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of the Chief Minister's Office also continue to operate, he said.

Mar 24, 2019, 14:13 PM IST

Goa CM Pramod Sawant allocates portfolios, keeps Home, Finance

Sawant had proved the majority of his BJP-led government in the Goa Assembly, comfortably winning a floor test in the House on Wednesday

Mar 22, 2019, 20:19 PM IST

Shiv Sena slams BJP for showing undue hurry to get Sawant appointed as Goa CM

The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna said that the BJP should have waited till Parrikar`s ashes were immersed. 

Mar 20, 2019, 13:09 PM IST

On Goa's political pitch, Gadkari's yorker helps BJP defeat Congress again

BJP's Pramod Sawant had the support of 20 MPs during the floor test. Nitin Gadkari is believed to have ensured he does.

Mar 20, 2019, 13:09 PM IST

Goa CM Pramod Sawant passes floor test in Assembly

This is the second time in two years that BJP has managed to keep an alliance together to upstage Congress' ambition of forming a government in Goa.

Mar 20, 2019, 13:00 PM IST