In order to prevent harassment cases against tourists in Goa, the State Tourism authority decided to issue a unique car stickers. Goa CM Pramod Sawant said, tourists entering the state will be given unique stickers to fix on their vehicles, so they are not harassed (by police) while moving across the coastal state. Sawant said, "Such vehicles will not be stopped (by police) for checking documents anywhere in the state."
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After the death case of BJP leader and actor Sonali Phogat was transferred to the CBI, a team of CBI officials arrived at Goa office to initiate the probe. The matter was transferred to CBI for probe on September 15. This came after Goa CM Pramod Sawant succumbed to the pressure laid down by Phogat’s family and Haryana CM, asking for the case to be transferred to CBI.
Amid the ongoing investigation in the death case of BJP leader and actor Sonali Phogat, succumbing to the growing demands, Goa CM Pramod Sawant has announced to transfer the case to CBI. This has come after constant pressure from Phogat’s family and the Haryana government. CM Sawant further stated that he will be writing to HM Amit Shah about the same.
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After Congress MLA Sankalp Amonkar brought up the matter in the Assembly and demanded a ban on Rummy Circle, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant promised measures against online gaming and gambling on July 22. Amonkar brought up the matter on Zero Hour, claiming that many young people had become dependent on playing Rummy Circle online and losing money. "It is a… read-more
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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant expanded his Cabinet for the first time after winning the 2022 Goa Assembly elections, on April 9. The new MLAs inducted in the BJP-led Goa Cabinet are; Ramakrishna alias Sudhin Dhavalikar, Subhash Phal Dessai, and Nikanth Halarnkar. Governor PS Sridharan Pillai administered the oath of office to the new ministers at Durbar Hall, in Dona Paula, Goa. With new ministers, Goa has 11 Cabinet ministers.
After winning the Goa Assembly Elections 2022, BJP leader Pramod Sawant took oath as the State CM, on March 28. The swearing-in ceremony was held at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Taleigao, in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, Union Minister Amit Shah and other. Vishwajit Rane, Mauvin Godinho, Ravi Naik, Nilesh Cabral, Subhash Shirodkar, Rohan Khaunte, Govind Gaude, and Atanasio Monserrate also took oath as cabinet ministers.
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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.
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Goa CM Pramod Sawant on May 7 announced that tourists entering the state will now have to mandatorily produce valid RT-PCR negative test reports or proof of vaccination. The measure, which followed the Bombay High Court's observation that Goa is not serious about restrictions, will be enforced from next week. Earlier, the HC had said it was "not justified" for the government to refrain from restrictions citing tourism.
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Amid COVID-19 blues, the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be inaugurated on January 16 at Goa’s Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium. Showcasing 224 films from across the world, the IFFI will be held in a mix of virtual and physical format. Moreover, the IFFI jury will also award Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro with the Lifetime Achievement Award besides recognizing Bangladesh as the 'Country in… read-more
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Chief Ministers of Goa and Delhi have indulged into trading some strong statements against each other. The issue arose after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal supported a protest by environmentalists against three industrial projects in Goa. Retaliating to Kejriwal, Goa CM Pramod Sawant said the former should first take care of pollution in Delhi itself. Later, Kejriwal said that both the states would have to work together to eliminate pollution issue… read-more