Goa

GOA: JAYESH SALGAOCAR OF THE GOA FORWARD PARTY RESIGNS TO JOIN THE BJP

Goa Forward Party (GFP) lawmaker Jayesh Salgaocar resigned from the state assembly late on Thursday and said he will join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a day later amid resistance within the party over the expected induction.... Read more

MP HIBI EDEN APPOINTED IN CONGRESS SCREENING COMMITTEE FOR GOA POLLS

Congress leader Hibi Eden who is a member of parliament from the Ernakulam constituency in Kerala has been appointed as a member of the Screening Committee of the Indian National Congress for the upcoming Goa elections.... Read more

TMC APPOINTS MP MAHUA MOITRA AS GOA IN-CHARGE FOR 2022 POLLS

For the upcoming Goa Assembly elections in 2022, the Trinamool Congress who has been making in-roads in the state has appointed its star member of Parliament Mahua Moitra as the state in charge.... Read more

“THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE COUNTRY, 2ND WAVE NOT OVER”, SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTRY

The Health Ministry on Thursday observed that many districts across India are in danger zone and warned that the second wave is far from over. The current relaxations in public spaces across the country and the opening of universities has brought alarm as the Covid-19 virus is still spreading around the states.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

PFIZER BETTER THAN ASTRA ZENECA FOR THOSE INFECTED WITH DELTA VARIANT, REVEALS NEW STUDY

Covid 19 vaccines that were launched late 2020 and early 2021 was claimed to offer protection against the viral infection. A new study reveals the effect on the transmission on the Delta Variant is lower for the Oxford Astra Zeneca compared to the Pfizer vaccine, the former being manufactured in India as Covishield.... Read more

SUPREME COURT LASHES OUT AT FARMERS GROUPS, ASKS FOR REASONS FOR PROTESTS

The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the farmers’ groups, asking them the reason for continuing protests, even though the government hasn’t promised implementation. The court raged saying if an issue turns violent, “nobody takes responsibility”.... Read more

TRINAMOOL CONGRESS ‘SERIOUS’ ABOUT CONTESTING IN GOA

Political sourced have told media that the All India Trinamool Congress has set in to contest in Goa, for the upcoming 2022 assembly elections. The party is expected to announce its plans in October, and has reportedly stationed several leaders to the run up for the polls.... Read more

GOA INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS VETERAN TO JOIN TRINAMOOL CONGRESS

Veteran Indian National Congress leader from Goa and former Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro is all set to join the Bengal party. The INC leader called the party chief and CM Mamata Banerjee a ‘street fighter” and said, “Goa is going through difficult times and it needs such fighters, which are also in the same wavelength, same party ideology, policies, principles and programs."... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

INDIA RECIPROCATING UK’s VACCINE RULE

The new British travel rules that require Indians to quarantine even if they’re fully vaccinated has brought up tensions between the two nations. India who got both doses for Covishied vaccine, the local variant of UK’s AstraZeneca will be considered unvaccinated in the new rules.... Read more

NEW CHANGES IN GST; TAX INCREASE IN FOOTWEAR AND GARMENTS

In the first physical meeting of the GST Council held in Lucknow, many changes have come up regarding tax levies. The tax levies for footwear costing under Rs. 1000 has been increased, ready made garments’ tax has been increased from 5% to 12%. ... Read more

Goa CM Pramod Sawant says ‘102%’ vaccine rate

Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant has claimed that the state has administered 102% of first dose vaccines. The claim came in on Wednesday, along with saying that the opposition parties contesting the claim was against the interests of the state.... Read more