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13 Nov 2017

Now Cong says BJP responsible for bringing Coal to Vasco

has got political parties at each other’s throats. The BJP had blamed the Congress for giving permission to coal handling the other day.

10 Nov 2017

Margao vendors association to hold dharna if encroachments not cleared

Margao market vendors on Friday have threatened to come out on the streets in case the Margao Municipal Council does not clear all the encroachments on the footpaths of Margao by Monday.

09 Nov 2017

Cabral upset over role of alliance MLA in ore truck impasse

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Nilesh Cabral has hit out at his coalition colleague and neighbouring MLA Dipak Pavaskar for holding back the mining transport on minor issue of diesel rate.

09 Nov 2017

Centre to ban LED fishing, bull trawling in state: fisheries minister

The Union Government will ban fishing using LED and bull trawling. An advisory would be out regarding this.

08 Nov 2017

Revenue collection in Goa post demonetization has gone up by 22 pc: CM

Chief Minister Manhoar Parrikar has said that revenue collection in Goa post demonetization has gone up by 22 per cent.

08 Nov 2017

Ore transport is a business, they can shift to some other: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters that ore transport is a business. And most of the truck owners employ non-Goan drivers.

07 Nov 2017

Mormugao garbage will be treated within 3 months

Finally the heaps of garbage at the garbage treatment plant owned by Mormugao Municipal Council would be treated.

06 Nov 2017

Goa Women’s league to kick off on 18th Nov

Goa Football Association President Elvis Gomes appealed to the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to intervene into the demand to improve the sports infrastructure

04 Nov 2017

Thrust on Infrastructure spending: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said tat one good thing about this year’s trend is healthy and robust spending on infrastructure and capital items.

01 Nov 2017

Over 5000 Govt vacancies to open after a month

All pending government employment vacancies will be advertised in one go after final figures is arrived at, the cabinet decided on Wednesday.

16 Oct 2017

MGP MLA backs truckers' demand to raise transportation rate

Mining has still not started full swing. But the tussle over rates and routes has already heated up.

14 Oct 2017

Will come out on roads if transport rate not increased, mining truckers threaten

Truckers on Saturday threatened to come out on the streets in case the government does not agree to their demand of Rs 14 per tonne per km.

13 Oct 2017

Idle mining trucks to get 8000 Rs per month

Mining Trucks that are idle will get 8000 rupees per month under a new scheme announced by the government.

13 Oct 2017

Vasco FDA raids: 400 kg mawa seized, destroyed

Food and Drugs Administration is on its toes as we approach the Diwali season. FDA officials raided a sweet, farsan and ice cream manufacturing unit in Vasco on Friday.

13 Oct 2017

Give priority to Goan youth for jobs in Industrial sector: Vijai

Factories and Boilers Minister Vijai Sardesai said the bureaucratic harassment of the Industries in Goa should end.

10 Oct 2017

Goans worried over proposed closure Fair Price Shops

The statement of Civil Supplies Minister Govind Gaude over the central government’s proposal of Shutting down the fair price shops in the state has not gone well with many Goans.

02 Sep 2017

Tourism Dept to allot shacks after 20 Sep: Babu

The Tourism Department is working for early allotment of shacks this year with the Tourism Minister Babu Azgaokar saying efforts are on to allot them after the 20th of this month.

29 Aug 2017

Panji municipality seeks to widen house tax net

The Corporation of the City of Panji will start bringing commercial buildings and home rentals that are not paying house taxes within the corporation’s net within 15 days. Dues could be as high as 5 crore a year.

25 Aug 2017

RBI launches 200, 50 Rs notes

New 200 rupee notes were released on Ganesh Chaturthi. The bright yellow coloured notes will carry on the reverse side a Swachh Bharat logo with a slogan and the Sanchi Stupa motif, the Reserve Bank said.

11 Aug 2017

Banks to remain closed on Aug 22 to protest mergers, privatization

And all India Bank strike has been called on the 22nd of August to protest against plans to merge and privatise banks.

11 Aug 2017

2 supari killers nabbed before killing a hotelier, hunting for masterminds

Acting on a specific tip off police arrested 2 assassins, including the main shooter Sushil from a hotel in Anjuna.

09 Aug 2017

Sancoale panchayat to reassess taxes paid by industry

The Sancoale Panchayat has decided to conduct fresh assessment of all commercial units operating under the panchayat’s jurisdiction.

09 Aug 2017

Cuncolim Industrialists fighting losing battle against power shortage

Industries in the Cuncolim Industrial Estate are fighting a desperate losing battle with the prevailing power situation.

08 Aug 2017

Govt hopes to shift grounded Casino vessel by Fri

The stranded casino vessel Lucky 7 is to be towed out by Friday, ifthe authorities are to be believed.

08 Aug 2017

Goa should be ‘highwayless,’ feel bar owners

Bar owners are happy that the government has denotified many highways during the recently ended assembly session.

08 Aug 2017

Goa State Coop Bank to merge branches, 'retire' staff to reduce loss

The Goa State Cooperative Bank Limited has suffered a loss of around 68 crore rupees.The loss piled up because it waived interest of 30 crore rupees on loans taken by mining dependents.

05 Aug 2017

Former Directors of VPK Coop Cred Soc demand inquiry in affairs of VPK Society

The former directors of VPK urban cooperative credit society have demanded an immediate inquiry into the affairs of VPK Urban Cooperative Credit Society.

04 Aug 2017

100 IT start-ups in 5 yrs to stop brain-drain: Rohan

Goa government has now set a new target of 100 start-ups in 5 years in the information technology sector.

02 Aug 2017

Goans to get reduced electricity bill for July-Sept

Goans will get less amount of electricity bill for the next quarter, from July to September.

24 Jul 2017

Govt to abolish Contractual recruitment system, new policy in 4 months

Goa Government is in process of doing away with contractual recruitment system. Goa government is drafting a new policy for regularizing the temporary workers across the departments currently working in the Government service.

20 Jul 2017

Sugarcane farmers withdraw their assembly morcha

The Sugarcane farmers have withdrawn their march to the assembly complex which they had scheduled on Friday. They say Government has already considered their demand of hiking the price by 500 Rs.

01 Jul 2017

Only 18% GST on almost 81% per cent items

The Goods and Services Tax was finally rolled out on Friday midnight.Under the new GST regime, 81 per cent of the items will be taxed below 18 percent. This is the message that was given by officials on the heels of the launch of the GST in the Parliament by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a massive advertising blitz.

09 Jun 2017

Vegetable prices shoot up in Goan markets

The impact of farmer’s strike in Maharashtra is clearly visible even in Goa.

01 Feb 2017

Goa Industry welcomes Union Budget with a caution

The Goa industry has expressed diverse views on the union budget

18 Nov 2016

Deepak Dhavlikar wants RBI to withdraw restrictions on cash withdrawal.

MGP President Deepak Dhavlikar has served an ultimatum of 15 days to the Reserve Bank of India for lifting its restrictions on Cash Transactions

16 Nov 2016

Goa govt. urges income tax dept. to keep vigil on cash counters

Goa Forward has urged the income tax department to keep strict vigil on all the cash counters of Goa government.

13 Nov 2016

Give me 50 days & then punish me: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a passionate appeal on Sunday to the people to give him 50 days to weed out black money and fight corruption

11 Nov 2016

CM arranges Rs 200 Cr for Goa in banks

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said that Goans would start getting enough number of 100 rupee notes from Saturday.