Friday, 12 August, 2022
TopicPramod Sawant

Topic: Pramod Sawant

Pramod Sawant takes oath as Goa CM for 2nd term in presence of PM Modi

Goa Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai administered the oath to Sawant & eight other BJP MLAs as cabinet ministers. The wearing-in ceremony was attended by several senior BJP leaders.

From Goa’s ‘accidental CM’ to triumph & 2nd term — Pramod Sawant’s journey to vindication

Sawant took the reins in 2019 amid much doubt over his abilities and comparisons to Manohar Parrikar, but led BJP to victory in polls and was elected leader of legislature party Monday.

BJP leader Pramod Sawant to continue as chief minister of Goa

In the recently-concluded state polls, BJP emerged the single largest party, winning 20 seats in the 40-member assembly.

Victorious leaders, top ministers — BJP has clear contenders for CM post in Goa & Manipur

The party has incumbent CMs in Manipur and Goa — N. Biren Singh and Pramod Sawant, respectively — and plausible alternatives from second-rung leadership.

BJP just shy of majority mark in Goa, will seek support of independents and MGP to form govt

According to Election Commission trends as of 2.10 pm, the BJP won 3 seats and was leading in 17 out of Goa's 40 seats, while the Congress was trailing with 11 seats.

If Utpal was a BJP worker, he should’ve accepted the alternative seat, says Pramod Sawant

In an exclusive interview, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said BJP will come to power in Goa with more than 22 seats in the 40-member assembly.

To attend parties, visit restaurants in Goa, be full vaccinated or show Covid negative report

The announcement comes a day after the Goa govt decided not to impose a night curfew in the state so that tourism isn't hampered.

Navy cancels flag hoisting programme in Goa’s Jacinto Island after local residents object

Goa CM Pramod Sawant has said it was 'unfortunate and shameful' that some people on the island were objecting to the hoisting of the flag, & said anti-national activities will be dealt with an 'iron fist'.

BJP vs BJP in Goa as CM Sawant & Health Minister Rane keep squabbling over Covid surge

Vishwajit Rane has been openly criticising CM Pramod Sawant over oxygen shortage & delayed lockdown, but BJP calls it a mere ‘difference of opinion’.

Goa govt announces 4-day strict lockdown from 29 April till 3 May

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that essential services and industries will be exempted from the purview of the lockdown but public transport will not be allowed.

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The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

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Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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