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Goans to be barred from casinos soon, says CM Pramod Sawant

Sawant was replying to demands made by MLAs — of both ruling and opposition parties — who pointed that Goan families are suffering with huge amounts of debt with savings lost in gambling.

Goa to amend Portuguese-era law to allow marriage registration of outsiders

"We would amend the Uniform Civil Code, after which non-Goans can be allowed to register their marriages in the coastal state, which is currently banned under this Portuguese-era law," said Goa CM Pramod Sawant.


Goa plans policy to help its residents get jobs in industries

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said his government was aware of the lack of employment opportunities for local residents and industries allocating work to outsiders through contractors.

Goa to have staff selection commission soon: CM Pramod Sawant

Pramod Sawant told the House during Question Hour that Inter Departmental Committee of Officers (IDCO) has been working on finding out the exact number of vacancies in government departments.

In rejig, Goa CM gets three ex-Cong MLAs in ministry

Goa Forward leaders dropped from Cabinet, party quits NDA

Goa: Three Congress MLAs who defected to BJP sworn in as ministers

While the Congress was struggling to stay afloat in Karnataka after the resignation of 13 coalition MLAs, it was hit by a current in Goa as 10 MLAs of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) merged with the BJP.


Goa: Congress MLA who defected to BJP to be new Dy CM

“I have asked Goa Forward ministers and independent Rohan Khaunte to resign. Newly inducted Chandrakant Kavlekar will be the new Deputy Chief Minister,” Sawant told The Indian Express.

Goa CM Sawant asks three GFP ministers, independent lawmaker to resign; Kavlekar to be his deputy

Confirming the move, Sawant told The Indian Express: "I have asked Goa Forward ministers and independent Rohan Khaunte to resign. Newly Inducted Chandrakant Kavlekar (of Congress) will be the new Deputy Chief Minister."

Goa congress crisis: Future uncertain, NDA ally says Parrikar used to keep his word

The recent development has taken the BJP strength in the 40-member Assembly to 27, while the Congress is reduced to 5.

Goa government orders implementation of EWS quota in jobs, education

An office memorandum issued by state Director of Social Welfare Parag Nagarcekar on Friday directed all the departments, public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies to modify the existing parameters to provide reservation for the EWS.