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  • COVID-19: Goa CM Pramod Sawant gets first shot COVID-19 vaccine Mar 03, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    COVID-19: Goa CM Pramod Sawant gets first shot COVID-19 vaccine

    The 47-year-old politician is a trained medical doctor and comes under the category of health professionals.

  • Goa carnival: IndiGo to provide special Goan meal on some flights Feb 08, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    Goa carnival: IndiGo to provide special Goan meal on some flights

    The airline is celebrating Goa carnival at five airports — Goa, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad — between February 7 to February 16.

  • Anti-national forces misguiding youth, farmers: Goa CM Pramod Sawant Jan 26, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Anti-national forces misguiding youth, farmers: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

    "The Indian Constitution has enshrined that we should respect different opinions. It is our solemn duty to work for the unity of the country," the chief minister said.

  • Goa gets 18,000 vaccine doses, inoculation to resume on January 22 Jan 20, 2021 12:58 PM IST

    Goa gets 18,000 vaccine doses, inoculation to resume on January 22

    The vaccination process began in the state last Saturday at seven centres, including two private hospitals.

  • 4-member panel to decide new site for IIT campus in Goa: CM Pramod Sawant Jan 18, 2021 02:21 PM IST

    4-member panel to decide new site for IIT campus in Goa: CM Pramod Sawant

    Bowing to public pressure, the Goa government last week announced that the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus, which was proposed to set up at Shel-Melaulim village in Sattari taluka of North Goa district, will be shifted to another part of the coastal state.

  • Goa govt's law department gives nod for ganja cultivation for medicinal purposes Dec 30, 2020 06:03 PM IST

    Goa govt's law department gives nod for ganja cultivation for medicinal purposes

    At a time when Goa is struggling to fight use of drugs, this move will further inject narcotics in the social system of the state, Amarnath Panjikar said.

  • Aware of beef shortage in Goa, efforts on to tackle it: CM Pramod Sawant Dec 18, 2020 09:34 AM IST

    Aware of beef shortage in Goa, efforts on to tackle it: CM Pramod Sawant

    Goa is facing a shortage of beef due to drop in supplies from adjoining Karnataka in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year when the demand goes up.

  • Maka naka. Go! Here’s why Goa’s youth are protesting a ‘development’ project Nov 30, 2020 02:36 PM IST

    Maka naka. Go! Here’s why Goa’s youth are protesting a ‘development’ project

    The people of Goa have always been allergic to any project that so much as hints at damaging the tourist hotspot’s environment. Be it the Konkan Railway more than a quarter century ago or the Regional Plan over a decade ago, they have organised to force a course correction or stop such projects. Now, three development projects cleared by the Union Environment Ministry have Goa’s youth spontaneously rising up in protest against transport of coal despite assurances by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant of the BJP that coal handling will eventually end.

  • Goa's domestic air passenger traffic returning to normal: Official Nov 29, 2020 04:48 PM IST

    Goa's domestic air passenger traffic returning to normal: Official

    Talking to PTI, Goa Airport's Director Gagan Malik said the number of domestic flights are also increasing amid the unlock process, even as scheduled and chartered international travel continues to remain suspended.

  • Maharashtra issues new guidelines for inter-state travel: All your queries answered here Nov 23, 2020 08:25 PM IST

    Maharashtra issues new guidelines for inter-state travel: All your queries answered here

    Under the new guidelines, airline travellers to Mumbai and other districts of Maharashtra from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat will now have to compulsorily undergo RT PCR test before boarding flights.

  • Maharashtra issues new guidelines for travellers from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa Nov 23, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    Maharashtra issues new guidelines for travellers from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa

    All passengers flying to Mumbai from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat, will now have to compulsorily undergo RT PCR test before boarding flights.

  • 10,000 vacancies in government departments to be filled after November 30: Goa CM Pramod Sawant Nov 19, 2020 07:07 PM IST

    10,000 vacancies in government departments to be filled after November 30: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

    The state government had imposed a moratorium on hiring in various government departments in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Goa govt revokes nod to Sunburn EDM fest after facing flak Nov 07, 2020 12:54 PM IST

    Goa govt revokes nod to Sunburn EDM fest after facing flak

    The move comes in the wake of criticism being faced by the BJP government in the state after it gave its nod to organise the festival amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Goa govt seeks apology from Karan Johar's Dharma Production for 'littering' Oct 28, 2020 08:14 PM IST

    Goa govt seeks apology from Karan Johar's Dharma Production for 'littering'

    A controversy has erupted after residents of Nerul in North Goa uploaded videos showing the waste, allegedly generated by the crew of an upcoming Deepika Padukone-starrer film, dumped in their village after the shooting got over last week.

  • COVID-19: Goa govt allows casinos to reopen from November 1 Oct 28, 2020 03:03 PM IST

    COVID-19: Goa govt allows casinos to reopen from November 1

    The casinos will have to operate at 50 percent of their capacity and follow all the standard operating procedures laid down by the state Home department, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.

  • The gin makers of Goa Oct 17, 2020 09:29 AM IST

    The gin makers of Goa

    The last few months have seen a burst of new craft gins—Terai, Samsara, Jin Jiji, Pumori, Tickle, and GinGin—and most of them are distilled in Goa.

  • Unlock 5.0 rules for Goa: What is allowed, what is not Oct 03, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    Unlock 5.0 rules for Goa: What is allowed, what is not

    The state government has not yet decided on the reopening of the casino industry and is discussing reopening of schools with all stakeholders.

  • NGT raps Goa government over delay in finalisation of Coastal Zone Management Plan Oct 01, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    NGT raps Goa government over delay in finalisation of Coastal Zone Management Plan

    A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice A K Goel directed the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) to expedite the matter.

  • Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant contracts COVID-19 Sep 02, 2020 11:04 AM IST

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant contracts COVID-19

    Goa chief Minister Pramod Sawant took to Twitter to announce he was COVID-19 positive.

  • Unlock 4.0 rules for Goa: What is allowed, what is not Sep 01, 2020 09:14 AM IST

    Unlock 4.0 rules for Goa: What is allowed, what is not

    Goa reported 16,553 COVID-19 cases as of August 30. This figure includes a death toll of 178, 3,646 active cases and 12,729 lakh patients who had recovered.

  • Unlock 3.0 rules for Goa: What is allowed, what is not Aug 17, 2020 04:01 PM IST

    Unlock 3.0 rules for Goa: What is allowed, what is not

    The new rules require all passengers landing in Goa to go for 14-day home or 14 days of paid institutional quarantine.

  • Goa will host Indian Super League as per MHA guidelines: State Sports Minister Aug 17, 2020 11:00 AM IST

    Goa will host Indian Super League as per MHA guidelines: State Sports Minister

    Football is our state game and through it, we will be pushing for tourism, said Goa Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar.

  • SC to hear on August 10 plea for direction to Goa assembly Speaker to decide disqualification petition Jul 24, 2020 06:36 PM IST

    SC to hear on August 10 plea for direction to Goa assembly Speaker to decide disqualification petition

    The top court had on June 16 agreed to hear the plea filed by Girish Chodankar, President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, and issued notice on it.

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