Thursday 30 May 2024

News Analysed, Opinions Expressed


Deficit budget presented, but no taxes! Each Goan has a Rs 1.46 lakh loan!!

Within two days of getting sworn in for the second consecutive term, Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant presented the annual budget today, without levying any additional taxes. He said he would raise ... READ

SC again stops Goa mining from 16 March, orders fresh ECs & recover dues

Within six years, the mining industry of Goa has received a second blow of closure. The Supreme Court has cancelled all the 88 mining leases of Goa. READ

NGT orders 25 miners to appear before MoEF, face closure threat

The National Green Tribunal had directed 25 mining leaseholders of Goa to appear before the Ministry of Environment and Forests on 7th September, in connection with the alleged invalid environment clearance they are holding. READ

Shifting all casinos on-shore in 3 years; Goans to be debarred: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has finally spelt out his proposed policy on casinos, a classic U turn, from vehemently opposing any kind of casinos to now shifting the ‘offshore’ gambling on-the-shore. READ

Goa to be lenient with GST violations initially: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar reiterated that considering the time needed for GST to stabilise, the Goa government will take a lenient view of any lapses and violations in the implementation of the GST by ... READ

Fearing another attempt of arrest, Digambar seeks interim bail

Goa’s former chief minister Digambar Kamat has once again started running away from a probable arrest. But this time in a multi-crore illegal mining case, not in the multi-crore Louis Berger bribery case. READ

Goa police summons Ex-CM Digambar in mining scam

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Goa police has summoned former Chief Minister and former Minister for Mines Digambar Kamat to the crime branch office on Tuesday in connection with the estimated ₹35,000 crore mining ... READ

Throw out Lamanis to protect Goenkarponn: Babu

Tourism Minister Babu Azgaonkar has said the migrants like Lamanis need to be thrown out of Goa if they don’t adapt to Goenkarponn (Goan ethos and culture). READ

GST may take Goa’s tax revenue up by 25%

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s budget may turn out to be a huge surplus as Goa is eying for not less than Rs 2000 crore once the GST regime begins. READ

Parrikar assures garbage-free, beggar-free, kerosene-free Goa

Garbage-free Goa, beggar-free Goa and kerosene-free Goa are the three major slogans chief minister Manohar Parrikar has pronounced while focussing on late-night passenger mobility in the tourist state and 4000 jobs every year in IT ... READ