As Deputy Speaker, who is the officiating Speaker of the state assembly, Lobo oversaw the merger. Pramod Sawant, who served as Speaker from 2017 till last week, quit the post to be sworn in as Chief Minister on March 19 read more
The rituals, reportedly held at the behest of some staff of the institute, included four priests chanting mantras. It came to light after visuals and images began circulating on social media, sparking outrage over the ‘insult to memory of Parrikar.’ read more
BJP-led government in Goa won the floor test in the state assembly. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant got the support of 20 MLAs in the 36-member assembly. The floor test was overseen by acting Speaker and Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Michael Lobo. This comes a day after Pramod Sawant resigned from the post of Goa Assembly Speaker to swear in as the chief minister in a past-midnight oath taking ceremony. Two deputy chief ministers were made under the new power-sharing arrangement between the Bharatiya Janata Party and its alliance partners. (Hindustan Times)read more
Fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi was arrested in London on India’s extradition request. He will be produced in a London court later today. Yesterday, a court in the UK issued a warrant to arrest Modi, days after British home secretary Sajid Javid certified India’s request to extradite him to face charges of financial irregularities in the Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.