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Will Vijai succeed in winning Madgao & Saxtti? Wins back MMC chairperson post

In spite of leaving the seat of chairperson, Goa Forward has come back to power in Madgao municipality. Pooja Naik is the new chairperson. But Goa Forward leader Vijai Sardesai looks beyond this. He is planning to enter Digambar Kamat’s Madgao in next municipal election and also build his regional outfit as an alternative to both BJP and Congress. Babita …

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IFFI 2019: Cong accuses ESG Vice-chairman of a scam

Congress on Friday accused ESG vice-chairman Subhash Phaldessai of a ”IFFI scam” and also planning a faulty ticketing system fro the film festival. The opposition party alleged that Subhash had spent lakhs of rupees to bring film mahotsav in Sanguem taluka and ignored other talukas. Congress spokesperson Amarnath Panjikar alleged that after 2013 BJP sacked experienced officers of ESG and …

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No action against rave, drugs parties despite providing info to CM: Paliencar

Goa Forward Party has alleged that there is widespread rave and drugs parties in North Goa’s coastal areas. Goa Forward says these parties are not confined to coastal areas but have spread to other interior parts of the state too. Party’s Siolim MLA called upon the chief minister to act and save the future generations of Goa from this drug …

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Cong attacks BJP on treatment of activists, calls arrest, release illegal

The Mhadei issue is getting hotter and hotter. After the agitations on Wednesday and the subsequent arrests, the Congress party has come down hard on the government. The Mhadei Bachao Andolan has also attacked the government saying that as it does not have the interests of the people at heart it does not have the right to rule. On Wednesday …

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Coming to Goa is like coming home, my first movie was shot in Goa : Big B

Coming to Goa is like coming home. My first film was shot in Goa and since then I have had many opportunities to work here and to experience Goans hospitality , Big B, Amitabh said during the inauguration of Dada Saheb Phalke Retrospective. Coincidently, it is 50 years since Amitabh has been in the film industry. Union Secretary Amit Khare, …

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Adivasis deserve space in Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Goa Guv starts new controversy

When a new Ram Mandir would be built in Ayodhya, the Trust should give space also to the tribals and low caste, who helped Sri Ram during his exile and to fight Lanka, says Goa Governor Satyapal Malik. No matter it becomes a controversy, he plans to write to the Trust in this regard. It was at the second Adivasi …

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Big B, Thailaiva inaugurates Golden Jubilee edition of IFFI

Union Information and broadcast Minister Prakash Javadekar, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant along with the Icon of Golden Jubilee of this IFFI Rajinikant and the legend of Indian Cinema Mr. Amitabh inaugurated the 9 days festival of cinema in the state. India’s best producer and Director Karan Johar kept the audience entertained until the end of the ceremony.

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Javdekar seeks 15 days more time on Mhadei row

After lot of hue and cry over the formation of committee on Mhadei issue, Union Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javdekar wants 15 days more to take a call on the issue. However, the the NGOs and political parties have refused to accept this and decided to go ahead with their protests. They are adamant that the consent letter …

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Mhadei echoes in IFFI, protestors arrested

Drama over Mhadei issue was witnessed in the film festival, during the inaugural of IFFI. Over 50 Congress workers were arrested for raising slogans in the stadium as well as in front IFFI venue in Panaji. On the other hand, leaders of Progressive Democratic Front & Goa Forward were also picked up by the police at the inaugural venue. Four …

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Javadekar issues letter on Mhadei, Opp condemns it

Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar has finally reacted. He has written to Goa CM that a committee will be set up to study if Kalsa-Banduri project is also for irrigation purpose. CM Pramod Sawant has welcomed it. But opposition parties and organisationsk have condemned it. The protestors want to meet Javadekar. If not, they have threatened consequences. The Union Environment …

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