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Panaji: Goa's tourist taxi operators on Sunday withdrew their strike following a written assurance that pending fitness certificates would be issued to all tourist taxis by January 24 and the government would stop installation of speed governors on their vehicles. The three-day strike, which causedMore
Published 21-Jan-2018 20:19 IST
Panaji: With the strike by taxi operators in Goa entering the third day on Sunday, the tourism industry is worried about facing a backlash from travellers. The tourist taxi operators in Goa are on a strike since Friday to protest the state government's rule making it mandatory for their vehicles toMore
Published 21-Jan-2018 16:02 IST
Panaji: Goa's tourist taxi drivers, on Saturday, decided to extend their strike to the third day on Sunday, as Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar declined to consider their demand to not make mandatory installation of speed governors in their vehicles.
Published 20-Jan-2018 21:29 IST
Panaji: Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said he was confident that Goa will become hundred per cent `open defecation free' by October 2018. Puri, who held a press conference in the presence of chief minister Manohar Parrikar here, said 2,260 cities in theMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 18:57 IST
Panaji: Taxi operators on Saturday kept their vehicles off the roads in Goa for the second day, despite the state government invoking the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) prohibiting the strike. "The strike continues even today and not a single taxi will operate in the state. We have beenMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 11:23 IST
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday demanded the abolition of export duty on medium-grade iron ore with a Fe (ferrous) content of upto 60 per cent. Parrikar made the demand during the meeting of mines ministers held here on Friday which was chaired by Union Minister of MinesMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 20:52 IST
Panaji: The process of auctioning of mining leases which expire in 2020 would begin with immediate effect to ensure mineral production does not come down in the future, Union Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday.
Published 19-Jan-2018 19:11 IST | Updated 20:21 IST
Panaji: Taxi operators on Friday kept their vehicles off the roads of Goa despite the state government yesterday invoking the Essential Services Management Act (ESMA)prohibiting the strike. The strike, which has seen the state's 18,000-odd taxis off the roads, left hundreds of passengers andMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 08:51 IST | Updated 17:42 IST
Panaji: At least two women were on Thursday shifted to a hospital and hundreds of residents in Goa's Chicalim village evacuated from their homes after a tanker carrying ammonia overturned on the nearby highway connecting Vasco City to Panaji. The incident occurred around 2.45 a.m. when the tankerMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 07:04 IST | Updated 13:56 IST
Panaji: The strike of tourist taxi operators in Goa, which left tourists stranded at the airport and railway stations in the coastal state since on Friday morning, would continue on Saturday, their leaders said. All 18,000-odd taxi operators remained off the roads today, demanding withdrawal ofMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 22:09 IST | Updated 22:24 IST
Panaji: Even as taxi operators across Goa went on strike, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday refused to accept their demand on the issue of speed governors in their vehicles. Parrikar told reporters that the installation of speed governors is mandatory as per Supreme Court guidelines and notMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 15:22 IST | Updated 16:03 IST
Panaji: The Goa government on Thursday invoked the Goa Essential Services Maintenance Act against taxi operators who have decided on go on strike tomorrow.
Published 18-Jan-2018 20:11 IST
Panaji: The Goa Police on Thursday arrested a 58-year-old French national for possession of a cocktail of drugs and foreign currency to the tune of Rs 6.5 lakh, a spokesperson said.
Published 18-Jan-2018 19:28 IST
Panaji: The Goa police on Thursday filed a charge sheet against former chief minister and Congress leader Digambar Kamat for condonation of delay in renewing a mining lease that caused a loss to the state exchequer. The charge sheet filed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the crime branchMore
Published 18-Jan-2018 18:53 IST
Panaji: Setting up auto-shredding plants will not only help India save foreign exchange but also preserve its natural resources like iron ore for posterity, Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said on Thursday.
Published 18-Jan-2018 18:21 IST
Panaji: Goa police arrested three persons, including a boy, all hailing from Gujarat for allegedly assaulting a taxi driver at Saligao village, 10 kms away from here on Thursday, an officer said. All the three accused had hired a taxi to visit various places in Goa earlier on Thursday, but hadMore
Published 18-Jan-2018 15:29 IST
Panaji: Three persons wanted in the national capital for shooting at Delhi Police personnel during a routine check last week have been arrested in the beach village of Calangute in North Goa, police said on Wednesday.
Published 17-Jan-2018 20:31 IST
Panaji: Taxi operators in Goa will observe a strike on January 19 with unions claiming it has been called to protest the installation of speed governors in their vehicles as well as harassment by police and transport authorities. "Taxi operations at the airport, railway stations, bus stations andMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 18:37 IST
Panaji: The Goa government has told a tribunal that the Mahadayi river water demand by neighbouring Karnataka is actually for irrigating its sugarcane crop areas.
Published 16-Jan-2018 16:48 IST
Panaji: Days after he called Kannadigas "harami" or illegitimate, Goa's Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkar on Tuesday accused the Karnataka government of being "habitual liars" vis a vis the Mhadei water dispute issue.
Published 16-Jan-2018 15:54 IST

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