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Goa assembly polls 2022: CM Pramod Sawant leaves for Delhi, BJP list may be out

  • The Goa Assembly election is scheduled to take place on February 14 and results will be announced along with four other states on March 10.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant had earlier told reporters the party's parliamentary board will finalise the names of candidates for the polls on January 16, a day after BJP functionaries meet with the top brass. (File photo)
Goa CM Pramod Sawant had earlier told reporters the party's parliamentary board will finalise the names of candidates for the polls on January 16, a day after BJP functionaries meet with the top brass. (File photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:54 AM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Trinamool Congress launches campaign song for Goa assembly elections

The voting in assembly elections in Goa will be held on February 14, in a single phase. The incumbent BJP government, led by chief minister Pramod Sawant, is being challenged by the Trinamool Congress and other parties.
Goa Trinamool Congress (TMC) in-charge Mahua Moitra (left) and fellow party leader Sandeep Vazarkar address a press conference in Panjim.(ANI File Photo)
Goa Trinamool Congress (TMC) in-charge Mahua Moitra (left) and fellow party leader Sandeep Vazarkar address a press conference in Panjim.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 12:08 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Amid Omicron threat, Goa's COVID-19 task force to meet today

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant asks the tourism industry to follow all protocols
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant(HT_PRINT)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 24, 2021 10:18 AM IST
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‘Copy master’: Pramod Sawant on Kejriwal’s free pilgrimage promise to Goa voters

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant referred to AAP chief and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal’s promise of free pilgrimage for people of all religions in the western state if voted to power in the Assembly elections next year.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said that Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is “habituated” to copy schemes announced by him.(File Photo / HT)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said that Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is “habituated” to copy schemes announced by him.(File Photo / HT)
Updated on Nov 03, 2021 06:50 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Political tourism will help…’ says Goa CM Sawant after oppn leaders' visit

“This is political tourism. During the next four months, the taxi and hotel businesses, which had suffered due to the pandemic, would get a good business with such kind of tourism,” Pramod Sawant on visit to state by opposition leaders.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(File Photo)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(File Photo)
Published on Oct 31, 2021 07:02 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Satya Pal Malik’s ‘corruption’ remark ignites Oppn attack on Goa’s Pramod Sawant

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant hasn’t responded to governor Satya Pal Malik’s charge but Goa BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said: “Governor Satyapal Malik has erred in his statements. We will bring this to the notice of the central leadership”.
Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik‘s remarks on Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant come as a huge setback to the ruling BJP in the coastal state that was trying to (Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)
Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik‘s remarks on Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant come as a huge setback to the ruling BJP in the coastal state that was trying to (Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 26, 2021 02:00 AM IST
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Goa to launch ‘doorstep government’ initiative today, aims grievance redressal

The doorstep government initiative will be aimed at grievance redressal and to ensure that every resident of Goa can take the full benefits of the various official schemes and initiatives launched by the government.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant (File Photo / HT)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant (File Photo / HT)
Published on Sep 19, 2021 06:52 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Goa's entire eligible population to be fully vaccinated by Oct end: CM Sawant

"By October 31, Goa would be the first state in the country to completely vaccinate the eligible population with the second dose. We have completed 100 per cent vaccination of the first dose and also administered the second dose to 42 per cent eligible population so far," chief minister Pramod Sawant said. 
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (File photo)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (File photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2021 05:05 PM IST
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PTI | , Panaji

Goa beach gangrape: CM Sawant asks why minors out so late at night, draws flak

Chief minister Pramod Sawant said parents have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their wards and need to introspect.
File photo of Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (ANI)
File photo of Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (ANI)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 01:39 PM IST
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Pramod Sawant launches Goa Board's app to provide study material to students

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday launched a mobile app of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education that will provide study material to the students.
Pramod Sawant launches Goa Board's app to provide study material to students
Pramod Sawant launches Goa Board's app to provide study material to students
Published on Jun 29, 2021 10:12 AM IST
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ANI | , Panaji

Planning a trip to Goa? Covid testing ramped up, curfew extended till July 5

  • Goa has decided to ramp up testing at the borders of the coastal state as a precaution in view of the detection of the Delta plus variant of Covid-19 in Maharashtra.
Chief minister Pramod Sawant said the person entering Goa, if detected with infection, is kept in an isolation facility or admitted to hospital. (PTI PHOTO.)
Chief minister Pramod Sawant said the person entering Goa, if detected with infection, is kept in an isolation facility or admitted to hospital. (PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 07:51 PM IST
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By | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tourism activities can resume only after everyone gets Covid-19 vaccine: Goa CM

Pramod Sawant said Goa has made all preparations to tackle the possible third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant (PTI image)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant (PTI image)
Published on Jun 22, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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Covid-19 curbs in Goa extended till June 28. Check what's allowed, what's not

The current lockdown-like curbs in Goa were first imposed on May 9 and have been extended a number of times. Goa saw its positivity rate going up to 51 per cent during the second wave of the pandemic, which has now ebbed.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant has said that Covid-19 situation is improving in the state.(ANI File Photo)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant has said that Covid-19 situation is improving in the state.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 07:40 AM IST
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Goa under Covid-19 lockdown till June 14: All you need to know

Covid-19 lockdown in Goa: The state recorded 418 fresh cases of coronavirus and 13 new deaths due to the disease on Monday.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant said essential shops will be allowed to remain open from 7am to 3pm during the Covid-19 lockdown.(AP)
Goa CM Pramod Sawant said essential shops will be allowed to remain open from 7am to 3pm during the Covid-19 lockdown.(AP)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:23 PM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: MK Stalin urges PM Modi to remove GST on Covid-19 vaccines

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK leader MK Stalin wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to remove the Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Covid-19 vaccines. (ANI Photo)
Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK leader MK Stalin wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to remove the Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Covid-19 vaccines. (ANI Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2021 04:57 PM IST
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CM says no Covid-19 lockdown in Goa as it will disturb economic activities

Pramod Sawant recalled that during the same time last year, the state had been under a coronavirus-induced lockdown, due to which the entire economy had come to a standstill.
"There was drop in the collection of the GST, while industries such as tourism had suffered a jolt. We want to avoid the situation," Pramod Sawant said.(PTI)
Published on Apr 07, 2021 03:13 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Panaji

Proposed IIT project to be shifted from Melauli: Goa CM

Goa CM on Wednesday told the Legislative Assembly that the state has planned to shift the proposed IIT campus from Melauli village in Sattari taluka.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant, (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Goa CM Pramod Sawant, (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Mar 24, 2021 08:52 PM IST
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NEP 2020 to be implemented after taking institutions into confidence: Goa CM

Opposition leaders including Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, Goa Forward Party MLA Vijai Sardesai, Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte, MGP MLA Sudin Dhavalikar and Congress MLA Luizinho Faleiro expressed concerns over the implementation of the NEP.
"We have already started a survey about infrastructure in various schools," Pramod Sawant said.(ANI)
Published on Mar 24, 2021 02:36 PM IST
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PTI | , Panaji

Goa opposition rejoices as govt asked to redo municipal reservations

  • The apex court on Friday dismissed the Goa government’s petitions challenging the orders of the Bombay High Court at Goa.
Goa chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant attends the Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog chaired by PM Narendra Modi via video conferencing in Panaji on Saturday. (ANI PHOTO).
Goa chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant attends the Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog chaired by PM Narendra Modi via video conferencing in Panaji on Saturday. (ANI PHOTO).
Updated on Mar 12, 2021 05:13 PM IST
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Goa govt earmarks 5 crore for apprenticeship training scheme

"The state government will sign MoUs with private players to provide employment to the youths from Goa under this ambitious scheme," he said.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 09:34 AM IST
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PTI | , Panaji

Goa government proposes new measures to tackle shortage of drinking water

Goa is currently facing the shortage of 76 MLD (millions of litre per day) of drinking water, causing the water scarcity in some areas, he said.
When asked about the measures being undertaken to mitigate the water crisis, Sawant said engineers of PWD have been asked to prepare a micro plan.(ANI)
When asked about the measures being undertaken to mitigate the water crisis, Sawant said engineers of PWD have been asked to prepare a micro plan.(ANI)
Published on Feb 09, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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PTI | , Panaji

More join stir against IIT Goa; CM says ready for talks

More join stir against Goa IIT; CM says ready for talks
File photo: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(PTI)
File photo: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(PTI)
Published on Jan 12, 2021 03:40 PM IST
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PTI | , Panaji

IIT Goa project to come up, will discuss protests, says CM

“We are ready to discuss demands of the locals. The project has not been scrapped. Formalities for construction are going on,” the CM said, who also added a police outpost was coming up in the village as part of the IIT project.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(ANI file)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(ANI file)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 09:47 AM IST
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Panaji | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

‘Not interested’: Goa CM scuttles proposal to allow cannabis cultivation

Speaking to the media on Wednesday evening, Sawant said that “the Goa government is not interested in going ahead with this proposal”.
File photo: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(PTI)
File photo: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 11:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Goa CM seeks to allay fears surrounding track-doubling project

Several protesters blocked the railway track at Arossim village against the track-doubling project of South Western Railway, saying that the move was aimed at helping private companies to transport coal.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said the government has embarked on a mission to make Goa self-sustainable through its flagship ‘Swayampurna Goa’ programme.(PTI file photo)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said the government has embarked on a mission to make Goa self-sustainable through its flagship ‘Swayampurna Goa’ programme.(PTI file photo)
Published on Dec 19, 2020 12:14 PM IST
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Panaji | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

PM Modi, CM Sawant greet people of Goa on state’s Liberation Day

Goa Liberation Day is observed on December 19 every year in India and it marks the day Indian armed forces freed Goa in 1961 following 450 years of Portuguese rule.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Goa as the state celebrates Liberation Day.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Goa as the state celebrates Liberation Day.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 10:05 AM IST
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‘Let us shape glorious Goa,” tweets Goa CM as BJP sweeps zilla panchayat polls

The BJP won 32 of the 48 seats that went to the polls winning both the district panchayats comfortably.
File photo: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(PTI)
File photo: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 07:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

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

On Saturday, Goa to vote in elections that will test CM Sawant’s popularity

The polls are seen as a massive test of Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, among other related issues.
File photo: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(PTI)
File photo: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

Goa CM inaugurates Dnyanvardhini Divyang Training College for B.Ed in Special Education

According to the Goa government, the B.Ed Special Education is a two-year academic degree course affiliated to the Goa University and approved by the Rehabilitation Council of India.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(PTI file)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(PTI file)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 03:01 PM IST
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Panaji | ByAsian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
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