Panaji: Goa Governor Mridula Sinha and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant with the newly sworn in Cabinet Ministers - Congress rebels Chandrakant Kavlekar, Jennifer Monserrate, Filipe Nery Rodrigues and lone BJP MLA Michael Lobo, who resigned as Deputy Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly earlier in the day at Raj Bhavan in Panaji on July 13, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

3 Congress rebels, one BJP MLA sworn in as Goa Ministers

Panaji: Three Congress rebels — Chandrakant Kavlekar, Jennifer Monserrate and Filipe Nery Rodrigues — along with former Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo were sworn in as ministers during a formal ceremony at Raj Bhavan here on Saturday. The Congress rebels had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. Kavlekar, a former leader of opposition, is […]

Indo-French naval exercise Varuna concludes off Goa (Photo Credit: Indian Navy/Twitter)

Indo-French naval exercise Varuna concludes off Goa

Panaji: The biggest Indo-French naval exercise yet, Varuna-19, concluded off Goa late on Friday with close range manouvers conducted by the carrier task forces of both the navies. “Dignitaries from both navies visited the French carrier task force and were briefed on the conduct of the exercise. An impressive flypast consisting of four Rafale, five MiG […]

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane (File Photo/IANS)

Youth arrested for asking Goa Minister about unemployment

Panaji: A youth was arrested in North Goa’s Valpoi constituency soon after he questioned Vishwajit Rane, an MLA and the coastal state’s Health Minister, about unemployment. The incident took place on Thursday night during a meeting held to discuss the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) North Goa Lok Sabha candidate Shripad Naik’s campaign. Gaonkar had asked Rane […]

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PM most anti-national, dividing nation: Rahul

Kannur (Kerala):  Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being the “most anti-national” and accused him of “dividing the nation”. Reacting to Modi’s allegation of the Congress turning anti-national, Gandhi said his grand old party has an exceptional track record of fighting forces that attack the nation. “Thousands of Congress workers […]

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Separated from kid, Polish woman seeks Sushma’s help

Panaji: Separated due to visa-related discrepancies from her 11-year-old daughter who is currently under care of temporary guardians in Goa, a 42-year-old Polish single mother stranded in Thailand, has now reached out to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter for help in desperation. Marta Kotlarska, a Polish artist and photographer who is on a multiple […]