AMIT SHAH TO VISIT GOA ON FEB 9

PANAJI As the Lok Sabha elections approach, BJP National President Shah has been scheduled to visit Goa on February 9. Sources have said that Amit Shah will draw the strategy of the upcoming election to boost the BJP Campaign.

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PRESENTED BUDGET CONFIRMS COLLAPSE OF ADMINISTRATION: CHODANKAR

Panaji Congress has claimed that the budget presented by CM Parrikar, re-affirm lack of administration in State for last year. GPCC President Girish Chodankar has alleged that CM Parrikar has burdened State with debts. Chodankar further stated that the budget has also proved that there is no governance and collapse of administration. “The so-called budget presented in the assembly only re-affirms and…

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SARDESAI EQUATES CM PARRIKAR WITH CHRIST FOR BUILDING BRIDGES

PANAJI TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai on Thursday praised CM Manohar Parrikar for building infrastructure like bridges and compared him to Jesus Christ.  Mentioning a phrase from the Holy Bible, Sardesai said that Jesus built bridges not walls, and Manohar Parrikar is the man who is building bridges.  “In the Bible, there is a saying, which says a man should build bridges and…

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PARRIKAR SKIPS MORNING SESSION OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY

PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today skipped the morning session of the ongoing budget session of the state Assembly.  The reason behind his absence in the morning was not mentioned, however, Speaker Pramod Sawant announced that questions listed under Parrikar’s name be postponed to the next session.

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BILL INTRODUCED TO BAN DRINKING, COOKING IN PUBLIC SPACES

PANAJI With an aim to make tourist hot-spots nuisance-free, the Goa government introduced a bill on Wednesday which bans drinking and cooking in open public spaces and beaches. Tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar introduced the legislation in the Legislative Assembly. The bill reads a fine of Rs 2000 for an individual and Rs 10000 for a group if found drinking or cooking in…

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OPPOSITION MLAs QUESTION TOURISM MINISTER OVER BEACH CLEANING CONTRACT

PANAJI The opposition MLAs today questioned Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar in the Assembly over beach cleaning contract which was allowed to Drishti Lifesaving Services Private Limited. Congress MLAs Philip Neri Rodrigues, Digambar Kamat and Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, said that Ajgaonkar allowed the private firm to continue the beach cleaning task for two years without issuing a tender for the work. Ajgaonkar replied…

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PLAN ‘B’ IS READY TO FACE ANY POLITICAL SITUATION: SARDESAI

PANAJI Goa Forward Party chief and TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai has said that he has a Plan ‘B’ ready for any political situation which may arise. Vijai further said that that apart from state Congress and to some extent the Congress high command, nobody wants a mid-term poll. “Nobody else in Goa wants midterm poll, it is only the local Congress and…

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RAHUL GANDHI MAKES SURPRISE VISIT AT GOA ASSEMBLY; MEETS CM IN HIS CHAMBER

PANAJI Congress president Rahul Gandhi today made a surprise visit to Goa State Assembly and met CM Parrikar directly in his chamber in the Assembly. However, Rahul did not interact with media.  CLP leader Babu Kavlekar said that it was Rahul’s private visit and stated that Rahul also visited the opposition lobby and met all Congress MLAs assuring for another formal visit.

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OPPOSITION CONGRESS BOYCOTTS GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS ON DAY ONE OF BUDGET SESSION

PANAJI The opposition Congress today boycotted Governor Mridula Sinha’s address on day one of the state Assembly budget session. The opposition members wore black arm bands as a mark of protest. As Governor Sinha got up to address the members, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar stood up and said the governor should not address the House as the “opposition voices were not…

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GOA ASSEMBLY BUDGET SESSION FROM JAN 29 ONWARD

PANAJI The three-day budget session of the State Assembly will commence from Tuesday. Speaker Pramod Sawant said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would be present for the three-day session. The chief minister had chaired the Business Advisory Committee meeting last week. Governor Mridula Sinha will address the House on the first day of the session. The amendment to the Tourist Trade Act, to curb…

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