PRAMOD SAWANT TO BE NEXT GOA CM
Panaji Goa Assembly speaker Pramod Sawant is set to be the next chief minister of Goa after Manohar Parrikar’s death on Sunday, sources revealed. Sawant is likely to get two deputies – one from each alliance partner. Goa Forward Party’s Vijai Sardesai and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party’s (MGP) Sudin Dhavalikar are likely to be the Deputy CMs.READ more..
GOA CM MANOHAR PARRIKAR PASSES AWAY AT 63
Panaji Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February 2018. Parrikar also served as the Defence Minister of the country from 2014-17 President of India Ramnath Kovind has condoled the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.READ more..
FOUR FOREIGN NATIONALS ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY
PANAJI Four Georgian nationals were arrested by police for breaking into a house at Siolim and stealing cash and other valuable items worth Rs 6 lakh, a police official informed on Thursday. The accused were identified as Iura Pirelli (42), Lasha Gurchiani (46), Konstantinos Chkhaidze (46) and Irakli Tamliani (33), police inspector Navlesh Dessai told reporters. “The accused broke into the residence of…READ more..
AAP ENTERS GOA BY-POLL BATTLE
PANAJI The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday announced that it will contest the upcoming by-polls to the three Goa Assembly seats. “We will soon shortlist the candidates for Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa seats,” AAP Goa general secretary Pradeep Padgaonkar said. Earlier, AAP also announced it candidates for two Lok Sabha seats from Goa. AAP’s Elvis Gomes will contest from North Goa constituency while Pradeep Padgaonkar…READ more..
UNION MINISTER SHRIPAD NAIK BEGINS CAMPAIGN FOR LOK SABHA ELECTIONS
PONDA Union Minister of State for AYUSH and current MP from the North Goa parliamentary seat, Shripad Naik today formally began his campaign for the coming Lok Sabha elections. Naik kicked-off his campaign with a visit to the Mahalsa Narayani temple in Mardol. Naik said that he would be touring assembly constituencies for the next 20 days which will be followed by public…READ more..
MINING DEPENDENTS STAGE PROTEST MARCH IN PANAJI
PANAJI The mining dependents, under the banner of Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) today staged a protest march near Panaji, and slammed the government for not showing seriousness in resuming mining operations in the state. GMPF chief Puti Gaonkar addressed the people and said that the state government should file an affidavit in the supreme court seeking amendments to the Goa,…READ more..
DISTRICT BADMINTON– TRIPLE CROWN FOR SIYA, SADIQ; ARYAMAN, ARYAN, SAMARTH WIN DOUBLE
PANAJI Sadiq Attar and Siya Dhavaskar won triple crowns each while Aryaman Saraf, Aryan Phatarpekar, and Samarth Kamat won Double crowns at the North and South Goa District Badminton Tournaments organised by Goa Badminton Association, at Peddem and Quepem multipurpose Sports stadiums respectively. Shivam Saini, Avaneesh Shetye, Andrea Kalavampara, Salauni Naik, Tejas Suthar, Abhishek Swamy, Kushang Gaonkar, Arya Naik, Alphonsa Pereira…READ more..
NITA AND MUKESH AMBANI CELEBFRATE THEIR SON’S WEDDING WITH PROTECTORS OF THE NATION
MUMBAI As an expression of gratitude and respect for the people who make the city and nation safe, and to seek their blessings for their son Akash’s wedding with Shloka, Nita and Mukesh Ambani today celebrated with thousands of members of Army, Navy, Paramilitary Forces, Mumbai Police, Railway Protection Force and their families. The highlight of the celebrations was a…READ more..
SUPPORT SLAB OF PANAJI-VERNA FLYOVER COLLAPSES; 10 INJURED
MARGAO A portion of a support slab of the under-construction Panaji-Verna flyover collapsed today and at least 10 workers were injured, a police official said. The support structure between two pillars of the flyover crashed in the afternoon near Verna village, the police official informed. “Work on the flyover was underway when the incident happened. Ten workers were injured and they were…READ more..
RENOWNED FASHION DESIGNER WENDELL RODRICKS WRITES TO PRESIDENT, PM TO SAVE 100 YEAR OLD CHAPEL FROM DEMOLITION
PANAJI Goa’s renowned fashion designer and Padma Shri awardee Wendell Rodricks has written a letter to President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested their intervention to save a 100-year-old chapel in Colvale village from demolition. Rodricks wrote letters to Kovind and Modi earlier this week, saying he came to know that St Anthony’s Chapel at…READ more..