Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicPramod Sawant

Topic: Pramod Sawant

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.

Delhi smog bigger concern or Goans’ protest against govt projects? CMs clash on Twitter

It all started when Delhi CM Kejriwal referred to the ongoing ‘Save Mollem’ campaign in Goa against 3 development projects that reportedly threaten key wildlife habitats.

Goa is Fun’s Own Country. But it doesn’t need ‘super-spreader’ Sunburn festival

Goa has one of the highest Covid death per million rate in India. And Sunburn 2020 EDM festival ironically carries the tagline: 'Live Again'.

Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests positive for Covid, opts for home isolation

The 47-year-old CM said he was asymptomatic and urged all those who have come in his close contact to take the necessary precautions.

Only air passengers will be allowed at Mopa airport casinos, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Apart from casinos, hotels of various categories, eco-adventure and wellness resorts, as well as a shopping plaza will be constructed at the airport.

Why the buzz in Goa is all about state bypolls not Lok Sabha elections

The BJP's shaky coalition in Goa is set for another test as any decisive results in the bypolls could embolden the Congress' efforts to wrest power. 

Both Goa MLAs who staged coup in MGP & merged it into ‘ally’ BJP are now state ministers

While Manohar Ajgaonkar was already state tourism minister, Dipak Pawaskar was inducted into the BJP's Goa cabinet Wednesday night.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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