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  • Full governance to Goa

    Intense jockeying has been on in Congress circles in Goa to displace the Manohar Parikkar-led  government which was deemed to be tottering with Parrikar himself ailing seriously for many weeks. After much deliberation, the BJP decided not to change the chief minister anticipating that status quo was the best way to ensure BJP’s continuance. Coupled with this has come the bonus in the form of two Congress legislators switching loyalty to the

  • Congress ‘raider’ Rane joins Manohar Parrikar’s successor race in Goa

    Panaji: Early local lore tells of the Ranes as feared Maratha raiders, who would ride into erstwhile Goa and plunder wealth from the region’s wealthy folks. In contemporary times, the Congress over the last two days, must have felt the heat of yet another raid — to be more specific by a descendant of one of the several Rane clans — Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, who has claimed credit for the switch-over

  • BJP core committee to discuss Goa’s political situation

    Panaji: The BJP core committee in Goa will meet Monday to discuss the political situation in the state, a senior party leader said. The discussions have been planned a day after Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned to Goa from New Delhi where he was undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

  • Waiting for some ‘happy news’

    Last weekend, I was invited for dinner by one of my University classmate, who since I shifted to Goa was looking for an opportunity to catch upon campus memories. Well placed at one of the responsible administrative post in the State, he still managed to be old self when it came to meeting and greeting friends. It wasn’t the case only with me, but had heard from other batch mates too. As

  • India crush Sri Lanka in blind cricket tri-series final

    Panaji: India beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the finals of the blind cricket triangular-series in Goa on Saturday. Indian captain Ajay Reddy won the toss and opted to bowl first. The captain justified his decision and got a wicket in the very first over of the match. The Sri Lankans were never able to come back after that early loss and were bowled out for 119 in their 20 overs

  • Congress: Goa plunged into crisis of governance

    New Delhi: Even while wishing a speedy recovery to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar ailing for the past nine months, the Congress on Saturday accused the BJP leadership of plunging the state into a constitutional breakdown and governance crisis by not opting for any alternative.

  • Manohar Parrikar to shed portfolios, meets BJP leaders and allies in hospital

    New Delhi: Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar (62), who completed four weeks in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Friday, spoke to the state BJP leaders and allies from his hospital bed on the portfolios, including mining and education, that he wants to shed among 11 ministers in his Cabinet, possibly after Dussehra on October 19.

  • Goa: Nigerian national arrested for illegally staying in India

    Goa: The Calangute Police has arrested a Nigerian national for illegally staying in India. The Nigerian national identified as Ehijene Kenneth, who hailed from Abuja, Nigeria was illegally staying in the country.

  • Congress holds protest march against ‘governance failure’ in Goa

    Panaji: The Congress in Goa Wednesday took out a march here in protest against the “failure” of the Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government on “all fronts”. The party also demanded the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi issue a medical bulletin on the health status of the chief minister, 62, who remains admitted there for a pancreatic ailment since September 15.

  • Over 77,000 payments bank accounts opened in Maharashtra, Goa postal circle: Official

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra and Goa Circle of India Post has got 77,339 customers for its payments bank since the facility was launched nationwide on September 1, a senior postal department official said Tuesday. The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) was launched across 650 districts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 1.

  • Goa BJP MLA Michael Lobo slams government over unemployment

    Panaji: Goa BJP MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo has lambasted his own coalition government for not doing enough to make government jobs available to the youth, claiming that people are “very disturbed” due to growing unemployment in the state. Lobo, who was one of the claimants to a ministerial berth during a recent reshuffle but could not make the cut, also said that lack of job creation was forcing local youngsters to leave

  • ‘No positivity’ about Goa CM Manohar Parrikar’s health: Goa Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo

    Panaji: There is “no positivity” about health condition of ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently admitted in the AIIMS in New Delhi, BJP MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said on Friday. Lobo, who is considered close to Parrikar in political circles here, said the former Defence Minister’s hearing faculties have also been impacted of late. “He can hear less, it seems now… We all are praying that he comes out

  • First foreign chartered flight of season lands in Goa

    Panaji: The first chartered flight from Russia landed in Goa Thursday, marking the beginning of tourist season this year. The coastal state witnesses maximum footfalls in the period between October to April-May every year. “The first Chartered flight of Rossiya Airlines with 522 tourists lands in God’s own Abode #GOA, marks beginning of new tourist season. Welcome. Your safety is our priority,” state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar tweeted this morning.

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