PANAJI: Eight MLAs and sports minister Ramesh Tawadkar did not file statements of assets and liabilities before the Lokayukta Justice B Sudershan Reddy.

PANAJI: While the Goa state BJP three days ago urged the Manohar Parrikar-led government to expedite investigation against former chief minister Digambar Kamat and his ministerial colleagues Churchill Alemao and Vishwajit Rane for corruption, the chief minister on Thursday on the social networking site has said the Cyberage scheme initiated by him more than ten years ago, had become "a source of financial mismanagement in the previous government".

PANAJI: The run-up to the 2014 parliamentary election will perhaps see a new team in the Congress gaining prominence. The appointment of a high-profile leader like former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh as AICC general secretary in charge of the Goa desk is a signal from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to have a Gen Next team to fight the election.

Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:46:16 AM IST

'Govt slack in Monserrate orde

PANAJI: The order of the Goa TCP board to remove the illegal compound wall of former TCP minister Atanasio Monserrate's son, Amit, has evoked mixed feelings from the petitioner - Goa's first chief town planner S P Deshpande.

PANAJI: The government has directed the North Goa Planning and Development Authority (NGPDA) to remove the unauthorized encroachment at Miramar by Amit Monserrate, son of former TCP minister Atanasio Monserrate. NGPDA has not been set any deadline for the task.

PANAJI: It appears that the BJP-led government hasn't taken too kindly to the parivartan in the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP). Panaji mayor Surendra Furtado on Friday stated that the state BJP government was deliberately creating hurdles for his administration and not cooperating with CCP. "This government is trying to sabotage me. They have not yet released funds amounting to Rs 1 cr to contractors for works undertaken," Furtado said.

Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:21:35 AM IST

Parrikar tried to lure my men: Monserrate

PANAJI: As soon as the election results were declared, St Cruz MLA Atanasio 'Babush' Monserrate was an elated man. Addressing mediapersons after the elections, Monserrate said, "I thank the councillors for staying united even though the chief minister tried his level best to split the panel.

Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:17:28 AM IST

Parivartan in CCP body as democracy returns

PANAJI: When the votes were counted on Thursday, the result was what the BJP had been dreading, and even postponing mayoral polls by two weeks had not ensured the party could change the outcome.

Parrikar hopes mining will resume by May

PORVORIM: The Supreme Court will hear the mining case related to Goa this month and there is hope that some relief in terms of resuming mining could come in May, chief minister Manohar Parrikar told the assembly on Wednesday.

CCP elections for mayor, deputy today

PANAJI: With the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) election for the posts of mayor and deputy mayor scheduled for Thursday, all eyes will be on the two main contenders from either panel.

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