Category Archives: Goa’s Politics

Goa Govt bans foreign tours, new posts to cut expenditure

Following decisions to hike the value added tax (VAT) on petrol by 6.5 per cent and withdraw the Cyber Student Scheme for middle school students, which was aimed towards providing tablet PCs, the government has now gone further and decided to undertake more austerity measures, including ban on government-sponsored foreign tours and restrictions on sponsoring/ […]

Government calls meet on coastal security on Jan 15 including Goa

In the wake of recent incident involving a Pakistani boat off the Gujarat coast, a high-level meeting has been convened next week to discuss strengthening of maritime and coastal security against threats from sea. The National Committee for Strengthening Maritime and Coastal Security (NCSMCS), headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, will meet on January 15 […]

NITI Aayog Will Do Justice to Smaller States: Goa Minister

The newly formed NITI Aayog, which has replaced the Planning Commission of the Nehruvian-era, may come as a blessing in disguise for smaller states, according to Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of a media event in Panaji late Tuesday, Mr D’Souza said that the Planning Commission had been […]

Govt to relocate IT habitat to Kadamba plateau at Goa

Goa’s IT habitat project, which didn’t have takers while it was earmarked in tony Dona Paula, will be relocated to 4.5 lakh sq m of government land near the electricity department’s sub-station on Kadamba plateau, within the precincts of Chimbel village. The plateau is being developed for several years now as a residential-cum-commercial area, although […]

Dona Paula Declaration Released After Two Day Chintan Shibir of Goa PCC

The two day chintan shibir held on 13 and 14 December, 2014 concluded at 5.30 p.m.today. The chintan shibir of the Congress Party held at Goa recognizes the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad, Babasaheb Ambedkar as the wealth of the party and reiterates that this rich secular, just and inclusive legacy […]