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AAP announces ZP candidates, BJP starts nominations

Nominations for ZP elections have slowly started pouring in. Two candidates of the BJP and one of Aam Admi Party filed their nomination on Monday, the fifth day. And AAP has also declared more names. On the other hand, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has started campaigning for ZP elections. Siddhant Dessai filed his nomination for Xeldem in the presence of …

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No ore transport unless paid salaries: Mining workers

Mining workers retrenched by Fomento have come up with a new demand. First pay half the salary of workers and then start transporting the ore.  They claim it’s a Supreme Court order. They have also alleged that the chief minister is working for the benefit of the miners and not the workers.

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BJP declares 18 candiates, deny hand in reservations

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has declared a list of 18 candidates for ZP elections. 14 from North Goa and 4 from South Goa. Nominations for ZP elections started from Thursday. BJP state president Sadanand Tanavde declared candidates for North Goa in Harmal, Morji, Dhargal, Aldona, Siolim, Torxem, Anjuna, Calangute, Karapur-Sarvan, Maye, Pale, Onda, Keri and Nagargao. The South Goa …

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Ask Rane & Digambar what they have done for Mhadei: CM

Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has dismissed opposition’s demand of releasing white paper on Mhadei.. He has also attacked two former Congress chief ministers – Pratapsing Rane and Digambar Kamat. On the contrary, he has appealed all the opposition to join hands with the government to fight a united battle on Mhadei The chief minister was at a function of …

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Cong to fight only 40 ZP seats on party lines

Congress has finally decided to fight zill panchayat elections on party lines, but will contest only 40 seats. In rest of the 10 seats, the party would support other like-minded parties or candidates. According to GPCC President Girish Chodankar, some MLAs were initially not in favour but later agreed. While the process of identifying candidates is on, he said the …

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What does Michael Lobo know about freedom struggle, ask freedom fighters

Freedom fighters have strongly opposed to depict anything related to post-liberation Goa while renovating historic Aguada jail as a museum. The issue has cropped up in the background of BJP minister Michael Lobo announcing a special gallery of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar. Freedom Fighters’ Parishad had a press conference demanding fulfillment of government’s long-pending assurance to give government jobs …

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Pedne highway claims 15th life, locals threaten to block the road

The under construction national highway at Pednm has completely turned into a death trap. Three days ago a youth lost his life in Torxem on the national higway. Police has arrested the accused. But locals want FIR to be lodged against the contractor for negligence. They have served 15 day-deadline, failing which they have threatened to block the national highway. …

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Chowgule & Sesa workers clash over employment

The mining workers belonging to Chowgules have objected to the deployment of Sesa workers at weighbridge run earlier by Chowgules. Enraged workers marched to Shirgao mines and shut down the weighbridge while demanding that they be employed there. Supreme Court has permitted transportation of royalty-paid ore. Accordingly, ore transportation has started where these new controversies are cropping up. 

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