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Poonam Pandey was in Goa in September.

Police complaint filed against Poonam Pandey for ‘obscene’ video shot in Goa

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 02:13 PM IST
A police complaint has been filed against model-actor Poonam Pandey for allegedly shooting an ‘obscene’ video in Goa. A member of the Goa Forward Party has accused the chief minister of promoting the state as a ‘porn destination’.
Goa deputy chief minister Chandrakant Kavlekar . (Photo @BabuKavlekar)
Goa deputy chief minister Chandrakant Kavlekar . (Photo @BabuKavlekar)

Porn clip shared from Goa deputy chief minister’s phone, blames ‘miscreants’

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 06:53 PM IST
In a complaint to the Women’s Police Station, the women’s wing of the Goa Forward Party has demanded an FIR against the Deputy Chief Minister for ‘outraging a women’s modesty’ as well as for offences under the Information Technology Act.
Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear challenges filed by Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Goa to the award granted by the Mahadayi Interstate Water Disputes Tribunal.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear challenges filed by Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Goa to the award granted by the Mahadayi Interstate Water Disputes Tribunal.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC agrees to hear pleas of states in Mahadayi dispute

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 12:50 AM IST
Karnataka had sought the notification to proceed with the diversion of water even as Goa opposed it. In view of the matters pending before the Supreme Court, the Centre had decided to keep on hold the notification.
Former Goa minister wants trance music banned in state night clubs as it may mislead youth.(goa.gov.in)
Former Goa minister wants trance music banned in state night clubs as it may mislead youth.(goa.gov.in)

Trance music playing in Goa night clubs is demonic: Former Goa Minister

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 01:32 AM IST
Paliencar said he has now written to the prime minister, revealing the names of politicians allegedly involved in protecting the drug trade.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut announced in Maharashtra that the party will try to recreate their ‘magic’ in Goa.(PTI PHOTO.)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut announced in Maharashtra that the party will try to recreate their ‘magic’ in Goa.(PTI PHOTO.)

Political parties huddle after Shiv Sena’s claims of ‘Maha Aghadi’ in Goa

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 06:43 PM IST
Goa Forward Party leader Vijai Sardesai with two MLAs in tow travelled to Mumbai to meet the Shiv Sena top leadership.
Shiv Sena has joined hands with its former political rivals to form the government in Maharashtra(HT Photo)
Shiv Sena has joined hands with its former political rivals to form the government in Maharashtra(HT Photo)

‘We are going to Goa...’: Shiv Sena sounds alarm bells for BJP

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 06:05 PM IST
The Saamana editor claimed there will soon be “magic” in Goa as some MLAs supporting the BJP government there were now in touch with the Shiv Sena.
The grant came six months after he submitted a request to then chief minister Manohar Parrikar. At the time, the GFP was an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in the state.(REUTERS)
The grant came six months after he submitted a request to then chief minister Manohar Parrikar. At the time, the GFP was an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in the state.(REUTERS)

Row over Goa leader’s son getting Rs 23.55L to scale Mount Everest

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 04:04 AM IST
In December 2017, the government sanctioned an amount of Rs 23.55 lakh to Rahul Prabhudesai, a mountaineer attempting to scale Mount Everest in the 2018 spring-summer mountaineering season.
A sign shows the way to Everest Base Camp high in the Khumbu Glacier.(AFP File)
A sign shows the way to Everest Base Camp high in the Khumbu Glacier.(AFP File)

Row over Goa leader’s son getting Rs 23.55L to scale Mount Everest

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 07:55 AM IST
In December 2017, the Goa government sanctioned an amount of Rs 23.55 lakh to Rahul Prabhudesai, son of a Goa Forward Party leader and a mountaineer, attempting to scale Mount Everest in the 2018 spring-summer mountaineering season.
Chandrakant Kavlekar, who was earlier leader of the opposition, would be designated as deputy chief minister, Sawant told reporters in Panaji on Sunday, but refused to divulge any further details.(ANI Photo)
Chandrakant Kavlekar, who was earlier leader of the opposition, would be designated as deputy chief minister, Sawant told reporters in Panaji on Sunday, but refused to divulge any further details.(ANI Photo)

Portfolios to new Goa ministers on Monday; Chandrakant Kavlekar to be dy CM

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 02:51 PM IST
Days after 10 Congress MLAs in Goa joined the BJP, Sawant on Saturday reshuffled his cabinet, dropping three members of the ally Goa Forward Party (GFP) and an Independent legislator as ministers.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Governor Mridula Sinha with the four new ministers after they were sworn in on Saturday.(ANI)
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Governor Mridula Sinha with the four new ministers after they were sworn in on Saturday.(ANI)

3 ex-Cong MLAs get Cabinet upgrade in Goa within days of joining BJP

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 06:07 PM IST
While three Congress MLAs were made ministers, the BJP’s former ally Goa Forward Party said it will join the opposition.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant(PTI file photo)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant(PTI file photo)

Goa CM Pramod Sawant asks 3 ministers to resign

By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 10:35 PM IST
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.
BJP working president JP Nadda with Goa CM Pramod Sawant and 10 Congress MLAs at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
BJP working president JP Nadda with Goa CM Pramod Sawant and 10 Congress MLAs at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

10 Goa Congress dissidents join BJP, reshuffle on cards

Delhi/Panaji | By Kumar Uttam and Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:39 PM IST
The 10 legislators, who will not attract censure under the anti-defection law because they form two-thirds of the Congress in the state, were inducted into the BJP in the presence of working president JP Nadda and chief minister Pramod Sawant.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant is likely to reshuffle his cabinet on Thursday to accommodate some of the newly inducted MLAs.(PTI File Photo)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant is likely to reshuffle his cabinet on Thursday to accommodate some of the newly inducted MLAs.(PTI File Photo)

In Goa, 4 ministers may be dropped to make way for newly inducted MLAs

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 10:25 AM IST
The chief minister is expected to drop three MLAs of ally Goa Forward Party from his cabinet as well as minister for information technology Rohan Khaunte, an Independent. Govind Gaude, the other independent MLA, is expected to survive the cull.
Three of the ten MLAs are expected to be inducted in the cabinet at the expense of current ministers from the alliance partners of the BJP.(Twitter/ Girish Chodankar)
Three of the ten MLAs are expected to be inducted in the cabinet at the expense of current ministers from the alliance partners of the BJP.(Twitter/ Girish Chodankar)

‘Only God can save this country’, says Goa Congress president says after 10 MLAs jump ship

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 08:32 AM IST
A group of ten Congress MLAs, including the leader of opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, announced a breakaway from the Congress party and formed a separate splinter group which they have merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Ten Congress MLAs resigned from the Congress party and formed a separate splinter group on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Ten Congress MLAs resigned from the Congress party and formed a separate splinter group on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

After Karnataka, Congress loses 10 MLAs in Goa. Its leader is one of them

Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 08:15 PM IST
The group of MLAs in Goa led by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar has met Speaker Rajesh Patnekar to inform him about their decision to exit the submit their resignation.
Stranded at Mumbai airport, protesting passengers of an Air India Bombay to Goa flight were offered a free meal from an airport restaurant at the instance of Goa CM.(PTI fFle Photo)
Stranded at Mumbai airport, protesting passengers of an Air India Bombay to Goa flight were offered a free meal from an airport restaurant at the instance of Goa CM.(PTI fFle Photo)

Goa CM Pramod Sawant offers midnight meal to flyers in delayed Air India flight

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 02:09 PM IST
An office bearer of ruling alliance partner Goa Forward Party, said that Sawant arranged for food from the Indian Kebab Grill restaurant, placating the frustrated passengers, who had started sloganeering in the airport departure area protesting the delay.
Tendulkar, however, did not name the Congress MLAs who approached the BJP.(Vinay Tendulkar/Twitter)
Tendulkar, however, did not name the Congress MLAs who approached the BJP.(Vinay Tendulkar/Twitter)

10 Congress MLAs offered to join the BJP: Goa BJP president

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 06:15 PM IST
After by-polls in the four assembly elections, the BJP has 17 legislators and the Congress 15 in the 40 member Goa assembly
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)
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)

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

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 07:31 PM IST
Manohar Parrikar, who was defence minister, was sworn in as Goa chief minister 2017 after he won from Panaji in the same year.
The Bharatiya Janata Party currently hold both the LOk Sabha seats in Goa.(HinHT file photo/ only for representation)
The Bharatiya Janata Party currently hold both the LOk Sabha seats in Goa.(HinHT file photo/ only for representation)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Governance to be in focus this time in Goa

UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2019 11:21 PM IST
With chief minister Manohar Parrikkar ailing, the Congress is likely to rake up governance issues, which the BJP thinks will not be an issue for a national election.
A Goa minister suggested the ailing chief minister, Manohar Parrikar, wanted to resign, but the BJP high command vetoed it.(PTI)
A Goa minister suggested the ailing chief minister, Manohar Parrikar, wanted to resign, but the BJP high command vetoed it.(PTI)

Manohar Parrikar wanted to quit, BJP high command did not allow, says Goa minister

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 08:50 AM IST
Goa Forward Party chief and Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai suggested on Thursday that the ailing chief minister, Manohar Parrikar, wanted to resign, but the BJP high command vetoed it.
On Thursday afternoon, after a meeting with Amit Shah, chief of alliance partner Goa Forward Party (GFP), Vijai Sardesai had said that the BJP was “seriously considering the leadership issue”.(PTI File Photo)
On Thursday afternoon, after a meeting with Amit Shah, chief of alliance partner Goa Forward Party (GFP), Vijai Sardesai had said that the BJP was “seriously considering the leadership issue”.(PTI File Photo)

Manohar Parrikar is our leader, says Goa BJP amid talks of leadership change

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard De Souza
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 11:15 PM IST
The latest statement has only added to the intrigue surrounding who will succeed ailing Manohar Parrikar who had earlier expressed his inability to discharge his duties as chief minister.
The BJP’s central leadership is deliberating over the names of state health minister Vishwajit Rane, assembly speaker Pramod Sawant and state unit president Vinay Tendulkar, Vijai Sardesai said.(HT File Photo)
The BJP’s central leadership is deliberating over the names of state health minister Vishwajit Rane, assembly speaker Pramod Sawant and state unit president Vinay Tendulkar, Vijai Sardesai said.(HT File Photo)

BJP ‘seriously considering’ leadership change in Goa, says minister after meeting with Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2018 08:21 PM IST
Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai said that the BJP central leadership has expressed its “commitment towards giving us the respect that they have in this alliance.”
A day after chief minister Manohar Parrikar returned to Goa, a minister from an alliance partner cautioned the ruling BJP against dissolving the state assembly even as the opposition Congress staked claim to form the next government.(PTI File Photo)
A day after chief minister Manohar Parrikar returned to Goa, a minister from an alliance partner cautioned the ruling BJP against dissolving the state assembly even as the opposition Congress staked claim to form the next government.(PTI File Photo)

CM Manohar Parrikar back in Goa, ally sends BJP video reminder on its ‘commitment’

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 11:36 PM IST
The coalition partners --Goa Forward Party, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and three independents -- had made Parrikar’s leadership conditional to them joining the alliance.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar informed his cabinet colleagues on Friday of his desire to let go of most of his portfolios as he undergoes treatment for a pancreatic ailment at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).(PTI)
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar informed his cabinet colleagues on Friday of his desire to let go of most of his portfolios as he undergoes treatment for a pancreatic ailment at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).(PTI)

Ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to shed portfolios but retain home and finance

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 11:58 PM IST
Confirming the CM’s decision, leader of the Goa Forward Party and cabinet minister Vijai Sardesai said Parrikar wants the redistributed done by the Dussehra festival on 19 October.
File photo of BJP president Amit Shah.(PTI Photo)
File photo of BJP president Amit Shah.(PTI Photo)

Amit Shah called me to ensure stability in Goa, says ally GFP leader

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2018 07:42 PM IST
Goa Forward Party leader Vijai Sardesai said sis party is now waiting for the BJP’s decision on the current political situation in the state.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is undergoing treatment at AIIMS, Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is undergoing treatment at AIIMS, Delhi.(PTI Photo)

BJP rules out replacing ailing Manohar Parrikar in Goa, may reallocate his 52 portfolios

By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 11:35 PM IST
BJP leaders continued to speak in different voices, but seemed to agree on the point that Parrikar would continue to hold charge of the chief minister’s post while all of his 52 portfolios would be redistributed.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is in the US for treatment of a pancreatic ailment.(PTI File Photo)
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is in the US for treatment of a pancreatic ailment.(PTI File Photo)

Official says CM Manohar Parrikar will return to Goa this week: Report

Press Trust of India, Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 02:23 PM IST
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has been in the US for treatment since March this year.
BJP chief Amit Shah said recently that his party aimed to win in at least 35 out of the total 40 seats in the next Goa elections.(PTI)
BJP chief Amit Shah said recently that his party aimed to win in at least 35 out of the total 40 seats in the next Goa elections.(PTI)

Role of regional parties cannot be undermined, say BJP allies in Goa

Press Trust of India, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2018 02:31 PM IST
The Manohar Parrikar-led state government, which came to power after the elections in March last year, is currently supported by the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Goa Forward Party.
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