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False tsunami alert triggers panic in Goa's Porvorim; probe ordered

The siren started sounding the alert after 9 pm on Wednesday and it continued for more than 20 minutes, local residents said.

People living in the nearby areas said the siren created panic among the locals. (Pexels)
Published on Sep 07, 2023 02:42 PM IST

Supreme Court to hear Goa’s plea on Mahadayi dispute in November: CM Sawant

In February this year, Goa approached the Supreme Court also seeking a stay on the Central Water Commission’s approval given to Karnataka to divert the river.

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 03:19 AM IST
ht_print | ByGerard de Souza

Goa tourist attack: Argument over smoking led to assault with swords, knives

Investigators said the tourists were smoking a hookah which led to the argument with a waiter when he told them it was a no-smoking area and they should stop

Jatin Sharma, one of the victims, shared a video of the shocking incident on his Instagram handle.(Instagram/ Jatin sharma)
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 10:28 AM IST
ByGerard de Souza

On ‘Goa Liberation Day’ top leaders extend wishes to all Goans

Goa Liberation Day 2022- Leaders took to Twitter to recall the armed forces' valiant efforts in freeing Goa from years of colonial rule.

The Indian Army liberated Goa, Daman, and Diu from Portuguese occupation on this day in 1961. (source: Twitter/@siddarthpaim)
Updated on Dec 19, 2022 12:23 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Handing over Sonali Phogat death case to CBI, says Goa CM, amid growing demands

Sonali Phogat: The BJP leader was found dead in Goa last month.

Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sonali Phogat. (ANI)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 11:42 AM IST
By | Reported by Gerard de Souza | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Sonali Phogat death: Goa CM says that DGP is monitoring the autopsy

When asked about the allegations by Phogat's family - about a criminal conspiracy involving her death - Sawant did not make a direct comment.

Sonali Phogat died on Tuesday in Goa. (PTI)
Published on Aug 24, 2022 03:58 PM IST
Written by Nisha Anand | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Goa Panchayat polls: BJP claims victory on at least 140 out of 186 seats

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said this was one of the biggest victory in the state for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant with victorious Panchayat poll candidates.
Published on Aug 13, 2022 09:26 AM IST

Digambar Kamat removed as permanent invitee to Congress Working Committee

Recently, the Congress filed disqualification petitions against Kamat and former leader of the opposition Michael Lobo after MLAs led by Kamat allegedly failed to garner the support of the stipulated two-thirds of the party’s legislative strength needed to join the BJP.

Former Goa CM Digambar Kamat. 
Updated on Jul 17, 2022 04:36 PM IST

Goa Chief Minister launches 3 helicopter services to boost tourism

Following the commencement, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said, "Heli Tourism will let us explore the hinterlands of Goa like never before" and assured that the government will gladly provide support for initiatives to promote tourism in the state.

Goa Chief Minister launches 3 helicopter services to boost tourism: Explore hinterlands of Goa like never before(Pixabay)
Published on May 21, 2022 01:13 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Candolim (goa)

Goa Forward Party announces pre-poll alliance with Congress

Vijay Sardesai, the president of the Goa Forward Party, said, “We had said in the past that on the eve of Goa's 60th Liberation Day, we will give you an alliance that will re-liberate Goa from these elected autocracies.”

Goa Forward Party held a joint press conference with Congress on Saturday, at which the parties announced their pre-poll alliance. (Photo via @Goaforwardparty on Twitter)
Published on Dec 18, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kolkata: Ex-Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro, 3 others to join Trinamool Congress today

Faleiro, who previously served two terms as the chief minister of Goa, submitted his resignation on Monday as an MLA to the Speaker of the Goa Assembly ahead of state assembly elections next year.

Former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro, who quit the Congress on Monday, is set to join the Mamata Banerjee-led Trimamool Congress. (File Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2021 05:53 AM IST

Govt will encourage students to take up scientific research, studies: Goa CM

“Our government will take his legacy ahead and ensure that we encourage students to get involved in science learning and undertake projects that contribute to Goa’s development,” he said

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(ANI file)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Panaji | ByAsian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Goa CM accuses Independent MLA of land deal ‘setting’, he withdraws support

The MLA has challenged Sawant to prove his involvement in any land deals or ‘setting’ over land acquisition for the IIT campus.

Goa CM Pramod Sawant had made the allegations against the Independent MLA on Monday.(ANI Photo/Representative use)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 04:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Supreme Court will hear in-person petitions on Mahadayi river, says Goa CM

Goa had requested the Supreme Court that in view of the “serious” nature of the case, it should not be taken forward through online hearings.

Goa and Karnataka have been at loggerheads over sharing water of the Mahadayi river which is known as Mandovi in Goa.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 15, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Fully prepared to deal with any rise in Covid-19 cases, says Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said asymptomatic patients are being admitted to the Covid-19 care centres with 1,500 beds.

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said if required, we will establish one more Covid-19 hospital in the state.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 08:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByGerard De Souza

Opposition wants Goa CM to declare a holiday and hold higher traffic penalties till the pothole-ridden roads are fixed

Congress party has opposed implementing the new Motors Vehicles Act in Goa till the time the condition of the alleged potholes-peppered roads is improved.

The Opposition in Goa, the Congress alleges potholes and bad roads make it difficult for motorists to follow traffic rules.(HT Photo, Representative)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 04:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

Complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir best tribute to Vajpayee, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee died following prolonged illness on August 16 last year.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the integration of Jammu and Kashmir into India is a fitting tribute for former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Panaji | ByIndo Asian News Service

In cabinet rejig, Goa CM asks 4 ministers to resign to make way for new faces

The four ministers— deputy CM Vijai Sardesai, Vinoda Paliencar, Jayesh Salgaocar of the GFP, and Rohan Khaunte, an independent MLA have been asked to resign.

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Friday asked four ministers — three from the ally Goa Forward Party (GFP) and one independent — in his cabinet to put in their papers to make way for four new ministers.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 11:36 AM IST
Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

Want to work for Parrikar’s adopted village: Goa CM

Baraulia is among the two villages in Amethi – Hariharpur being the other – that were adopted by Sawant’s predecessor late Manohar Parrikar when he had become a Rajya Sabha MP from UP soon after being named the country’s defence minister.

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant at Baraulia village in Amethi on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 23, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Lcuknow | By

‘Led simple life despite being Goa CM’: IIT-B remembers Manohar Parrikar

Former staff and students got together to share their memories of meeting and interacting with Parrikar. Everyone called his death a “loss of a dear friend”.

A day after his death, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), held a condolence meet for one of their illustrious alumni on Monday. (Photo by Rakesh Mundye )(Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 19, 2019 04:07 AM IST
Mumbai | By

With Manohar Parrikar’s passing away, search for new Goa CM set to begin

Manohar Parrikar, who was defence minister, was sworn in as Goa chief minister 2017 after he won from Panaji in the same year.

With the demise of chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday, the BJP-led coalition in Goa has to search for a new leader to replace him.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 07:31 PM IST
Panaji | ByPress Trust of India
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