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Goa nightclubs, bars to remain shut 'till Covid- 19 comes under control'(Photo by Michael DeMarco on Unsplash)

Goa nightclubs, bars to remain shut 'till Covid-19 comes under control'

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Goa Ports Minister and BJP leader Michael Lobo says that the state's nightlife 'can resume after we see that Covid-19 cases across India are coming under control'. He suggested tourism be opened in a phased manner prioritising those activities which won't trigger transmission of coronavirus.
Karan Johar has been asked to tender an apology.
Karan Johar has been asked to tender an apology.

Goa minister’s warning to Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions: ‘Tender apology, or pay fine’

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions has been asked to apologise for allegedly littering during filming in Nerul, failing which a fine will be imposed.
Lynching is retribution, not justice. People must know the difference(PTI)
Lynching is retribution, not justice. People must know the difference(PTI)

Why lawmakers must respect the law

UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 06:08 PM IST
Those who make and enforce the law must understand it, not just in letter but also in spirit. By their foolish outbursts, Bachchan, Reddy, Mayawati, Yadav and Lobo have not only embarrassed themselves but worried their countrymen
Minister Lobo explained that he was approached by a delegation of barge owners who pointed out that since mining truckers were granted the benefit of a road tax waiver, a similar benefit should be granted to the barge owners.(Photo: michaellobo.co.in)
Minister Lobo explained that he was approached by a delegation of barge owners who pointed out that since mining truckers were granted the benefit of a road tax waiver, a similar benefit should be granted to the barge owners.(Photo: michaellobo.co.in)

Goa minister promises to waive tax on ore transport barges

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 06:57 PM IST
The barge owners have been campaigning for a tax waiver with their demands only increasing since the hopes of a revival of Goa’s once thriving mining industry are growing dimmer by the day.
The 20 year old industry isn’t just a big draw for thousands for tourists but contributes more than Rs 400-crore to the state coffers in licence fees and around Rs 90 crore per year as State GST.(HT PHOTO.)
The 20 year old industry isn’t just a big draw for thousands for tourists but contributes more than Rs 400-crore to the state coffers in licence fees and around Rs 90 crore per year as State GST.(HT PHOTO.)

Protests erupt in Goa as MLA’s 100-day deadline to remove casinos ends

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 07:02 PM IST
Valmiki Naik, who led the protest against the casinos on Friday evening accused the Panaji MLA of never being serious about his assurance and demanded the removal of casinos from Goa altogether.
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.
There is nothing ethically wrong in facilitating a political split at 1:45 am, deputy speaker of the Goa legislative assembly Michael Lobo said on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
There is nothing ethically wrong in facilitating a political split at 1:45 am, deputy speaker of the Goa legislative assembly Michael Lobo said on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019| ‘It is a 24-hour job’, Goa Speaker says as two MGP MLAs merge with BJP at 1:45 am

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 05:15 AM IST
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
The move will also bring the BJP’s numbers in the Goa Assembly to 14, the same as that of the Congress.
The move will also bring the BJP’s numbers in the Goa Assembly to 14, the same as that of the Congress.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: With 2 am entry of two MGP lawmakers, BJP now has 14 MLAs in Goa

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 10:08 AM IST
Manohar Ajgaonkar and Deepak Prabhu Pauskar submitted the letter to Speaker Michael Lobo along with chief minister Pramod Sawant and state party president Vinay Tendulkar.
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.(PTI)
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.(PTI)

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant wins trust vote, gets support of 20 lawmakers in 36-member assembly

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 05:11 PM IST
Among those who voted in the floor test include ailing BJP MLA Pandurang Madkaikar, who made it to the assembly. He had suffered a stroke in June last year. This was his first public appearance since then.
Goa chief minister and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar died at his son’s home after a long illness in Panaji on Sunday.(HT File Photo)
Goa chief minister and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar died at his son’s home after a long illness in Panaji on Sunday.(HT File Photo)

Goa BJP, allies meet after Manohar Parrikar’s death, no decision on next CM yet

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 12:14 PM IST
Union minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, who arrived in Panaji in the early hours of the day, could not secure a consensus between the saffron party and its alliance partners in the state, party MLA Michael Lobo said.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was initially scheduled to visit Parrikar’s residence but by the time he landed in Goa, the chief minister had left for the assembly(ANI)
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was initially scheduled to visit Parrikar’s residence but by the time he landed in Goa, the chief minister had left for the assembly(ANI)

‘Must admire Rahul’s humility’: Goa BJP leader’s lavish praise of Cong chief

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 03:36 PM IST
The meeting between Gandhi, on a private visit to Goa, and Parrikar, lasted about 10 minutes. It came a day after Gandhi referred to a purported audio tape in which a Goa minister claimed that Parrikar possessed files relating to the Rafale deal.
Minister Mauvin Godinho said vested interests were trying to project that the BJP government was against eating the meat.(AP File Photo)
Minister Mauvin Godinho said vested interests were trying to project that the BJP government was against eating the meat.(AP File Photo)

Goa govt not against beef, says BJP minister after party colleague alleges cow vigilante menace

Hindustan Times | By Gerard de Souza, Panaji
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2018 06:02 PM IST
BJP MLA Michael Lobo had on Tuesday said in the assembly that cow vigilantes were standing at the border (of Karnataka) and blocking beef that is being brought in.
According to former chief minister Pratapsingh Rane, cows were being mistreated because farmers lack the means to dispose of unsustainable cattle.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
According to former chief minister Pratapsingh Rane, cows were being mistreated because farmers lack the means to dispose of unsustainable cattle.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)

Beef-eating countries treat their cows better than India, says Goa MLA

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 07:26 PM IST
BJP legislator Michael Lobo, who represents Goa’s Calangute constituency, also questioned his government over its failure to protect the legal beef trade.
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