MARGAO: In an escalating war of words among the various protagonists of medium of instruction, the PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao came out strongly in favour of parents being the final judges of which language they want their children to learn.Read More »
PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, on Friday, assured the state legislative assembly that he would take up the issue of curtailing “extended jurisdiction” of the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) with the central authorities, including the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and Union Shipping Minister, Mr G K Vasan, so that people leaving at coastal areas in places like Khariwada, Velsao, Bogmalo, Sridao, Betul, etc get relief.Read More »
PANAJI; Informing that the Bharatiya Janata Party will raise the corruption issues linked to Goan politicians, including cabinet ministers, at every possible platform around the state, the leader of the opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar, on Friday, said that modalities about the same are being presently worked out.Read More »
PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, has said that government has initiated various steps to help Mandovi Steel Industries and formed panels to address the issues pertaining to the ailing industry and that whatever possible help within the powers of the government
would be provided.
PANAJI: A congratulatory motion lauding Team India for winning the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 was finally passed by the state legislative assembly on Friday after the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs boycott the House, thus allowing the ruling side MLAs to speak on the motion.Read More »
PANAJI: People from different walks of life, including students and senior citizens, did their bit towards mounting pressure on the government, by joining the candle light rally at Azad Maidan, Panaji, on Friday evening, in support of the demand for a comprehensive Lokpal Bill to fight corruption as Mr Anna Hazare’s fast-unto-death on the issue entered its fourth day on Friday.Read More »
PANAJI: The unrelenting opposition Bharatiya Janata Party members on Thursday repeated the scenes that were seen in the state legislative assembly and forced the Speaker to curtail the House proceedings for the third consecutive day, demanding a discussion on the conduct of the state Education Minister, Mr Atanasio Monserrate.Read More »
PANAJI: In a bid to clear the name of his son, Mr Roy Naik from the allegations as regards his involvement with the drug mafia, the Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik, on Thursday, tabled a couple of statements made by two Roys – Roy Fernandes and Roy D’Souza, both from Anjuna.
Another statement by Ms Tessa, wife of Roy Fernandes was also tabled in the House.
VASCO: The Indian Navy has commenced the periodic maintenance work of the Dabolim airport runway, from Monday, and it will be continued for a period of two months.Read More »
PANAJI: The former chief minister, Dr Wilfred D’Souza, on Thursday, asked the government to implement the Goa Daman and Diu Official Language Act, 1987 in letter and spirit and stop discrimination against schools having English as a medium of instruction, while granting aid.Read More »