Goa Sports Minister

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Goa Govt To Mandate Fitness Certificates For Coaches In State

Goa Government is likely to seek fitness certificates from coaches employed by the State-run schools and sports centers. The decision was taken to ensure, professionals and certified employees in the various sports facilities in the State.  As per PTI, sports minister Govind Gaude said, coaches need to submit certificate every two-years. Furthermore, Gaude said, of 130 coaches, only 34-40 coaches are professional. Therefore,… read-more

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 - 11:55 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Fitness Coach, Goa government, Sports Minister, Govind Gaude, certificate

Electric Charging Stations

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Goa CM Announces Electric Mobility Promotion Policy 2021

Goa Government on December 4, announced Goa Electric Mobility Promotion Policy 2021 for the next five years. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said, the policy will help to generate 10,000 new jobs in the state and also encourage investment. For every 25 km on the highway there will reportedly be charging stations and for every 3 km in the city. About 50 stations will be installed within 3 months, he added.

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 - 01:35 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Goa, Goa government, Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant, Highway

Goa CM Pramod Sawant

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Goa CM Launches 'Sarkar Tumchya Dari' Programme To Connect With Locals

Ahead of the upcoming election in Goa, the government has launched a new programme called 'Sarkar Tumchya Dari' or 'Government at your doorstep'. ''The programme aims to take government facilities and services closer to the citizens,'' said CM Pramod Sawant. Under the program, the government departments will build their stalls to address the issues of citizens such as pending applications of ration cards, Aadhar cards, and Kisan… read-more

Sat, 09 Oct 2021 - 11:02 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Sarkar Tumchya Dari, Goa government, Talukas

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COVID Scare Forces Goa To Impose Section 144 Ahead Of Festivals

The Goa government, witnessing a surge in fresh COVID-19 cases, has imposed section 144 ahead of the festive seasons of Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Eid-ul-Fitr and Easter. Prohibiting public celebrations and gathering for the festivities, the North Goa magistrate order read that people found flouting rules will be punished under Section 188 of the IPC. Earlier, the state government had also cancelled its spring onset celebration, Shigmo festival… read-more

Sun, 28 Mar 2021 - 10:44 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: section 144, Goa government, Covid-19, holi

Courtesy: Zee News

Goa CM Pramod Sawant

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Goa CM Pramod Sawant Withdraws IIT Campus Proposal At Shel-Melauli

Bowing to public opposition, Goa CM Pramod Sawant on January 15  withdrew the proposal to construct the Indian Institute of Technology's (IIT) Goa campus at the Shel-Melauli village. Reportedly, the government will be establishing the IIT Campus at another location. Besides, the CM clarified the move was not an election stunt. Earlier, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane had written to the CM requesting a revocation of the proposal.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 03:44 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: CM Pramod Sawant, Goa government, IIT, Protests

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Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane

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Goa Health Minister Requests CM To Drop IIT Campus Proposal

Opposing Goa government's proposal for establishing an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Shel-Melaulim, the state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has written a letter to CM Pramod Sawant on January 12. Rane pleaded the CM to revoke his proposal and withdraw police complaints… read-more

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 08:09 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: CM Pramod Sawant, Goa government, IIT, Protests

Courtesy: NDTV

Aguada Jail, Goa

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Goa: Historical Jail At Aguada To Be Developed As Tourist Spot

Goa's historic Aguada Jail is being renovated into a tourist spot under the Centre's Swadesh Darshan Scheme. The Portuguese-era structure, which is a part of the historic Aguada Fort, will harbour a museum honouring the state's liberation struggle. Besides, two special cells will be dedicated to freedom fighters T B Cunha and Ram Manohar Lohia. Goa CM Pramod Sawant stated the revamp is expected to be completed by March.

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 01:06 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Goa, CM Pramod Sawant, Goa government

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Goa Government Likely To Legalise Cultivation Of Marijuana

BJP-ruled Goa government is likely to allow the cultivation of marijuana in the state for medicinal purposes. Announcing the decision, the state's Law Minister Nilesh Cabral stated the proposal was submitted by the health department. However, the decision that allows selling of marijuana to pharmaceutical companies as a natural drug has drawn severe criticism from the Opposition. Amarnath Panjikar, Congress spokesperson, stated that the govt… read-more

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 09:27 AM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Marijuana, Goa government, Congress spokesman, Marijuana legalizing

Courtesy: DT Next


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Goa Government Cancels 14th Edition Of Sunburn Festival

Goa Tourism Manohar Ajgaonkar on November 6 announced that the state government has repealed the permission for the Sunburn EDM 2020 scheduled from December 27-29. Ajgaonkar said that the state has decided to cancel the event for the wellbeing and health of the people. Earlier, the 14th Sunburn was slated to happen with 10,000 individuals while adhering to the COVID-19 health protocols.

Sat, 07 Nov 2020 - 12:25 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: sunburn festival, Goa, Goa government

Courtesy: Free Press Journal