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18 May 2022

Monsoon session of state legislative assembly from July 11

Goa Cabinet today cleared the summoning of the state legislative assembly from July 11. The duration will be announced later,” the Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant said after the cabinet meeting held on Wednesday.

16 May 2022


Praveen Arlekar, president of the Handicrafts Corporation and Pernem MLA, acknowledged that the loss making Handicrafts Corporation has been neglecting the traditional traders of Goa during the COVID-19 pandemic. He promised to put the Handicrafts Corporation in order and sole various issues related to the corporation. He also said that that the water shortage problem in Pernem has been sorted out.

15 May 2022


E-Shram card, a scheme that enables the unorganised sector workers receive schemes from the central government directly into their accounts was launched in Sancoale by panchayat minister Mauvin Gudinho.

09 May 2022

More app based taxis if people demand: Mauvin

People want cheap taxi service like other states. However, the government had decided not to give permits for more app based taxis. If people’s demand for app based taxis rises then we have to take it into consideration and the government will have to change its decision, Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho said, letting the cat among the taxi pigeons.

05 May 2022


With tourism at its peak, Goa's roads find themselves borne down with heavy traffic. Tourism Minister, Subhash Faldessai however, has plans to open up a new ferry service between Vasco and Dona Paula that might just help take some of the traffic load off busy roads

05 May 2022


All ODP review work is set to be completed within the allotted 60 days, said Chief Town Planner Rajesh Naik after the ODP review meeting held today. TCP Minister had previously announced that the department would review all ODP’s both notified as well as proposed. TCP department officials held their first meeting earlier on Thursday to review the scrapped Outline Development Plans.

24 Apr 2022

Benaulim Gram Sabha demand sustainable projects

The hot topics of Western by-pass on stilts and release of treated sewage into River Sal came up for discussion in gram sabha. However, the issues were discussed under the topic of UN sustainable goals where members highlighted what impact these project would create on ecology.

24 Apr 2022

Velsao Gram Sabha opposes cyclone alert towers

The Velsao gram sabha vehemently opposed the setting up of cyclone alert towers during the gram sabha held on Sunday. The subletting of food karts to migrants also came up for discussion.

27 Mar 2022

Tawadkar to stand as ruling party Speaker candidate

BJP has put up Cancona MLA Ramesh Tawadkar as speaker candidate. He will fight agaisnt the opposition candidate Alexio Sequeira on the first day of the assembly. The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant designate interestingly said that he expected some opposition MLAs to support Tawadkar. The chief minister and council of ministers are to be sworn in tomorrow morning.

20 Mar 2022

The suspense over who will be the Chief Minister will be officially over tomorrow.

The suspense over who will be the Chief Minister will be officially over tomorrow. After the Chief Minister is decided, BJP will stake claim to form government after meeting the governor, BJP State president Sadanand Tanavde said. The swearing in ceremony of new Chief Minister could be take place any time before 25 March, at Shyama Prasad Mukharjee Stadium, Tanavade added.