Digambar Kamat

  • Goa mining scam: action likely against 2 ex-CMs 04-12-2012 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP-led Goa government, under pressure to act against those responsible for Goa's mega mining scandal, has said in a letter to a Supreme Court-appointed panel that it would be filing first information reports (FIRs) against former chief ministers Pratapsingh Rane and Digambar Kamat for their alleged complicity...
  • IFFI 'foisted' on people, says Goa Church 24-11-2011 06:24 PM

    Panaji: The Church in Goa Thursday accused the Congress-led governments in New Delhi and Goa of being insensitive to local sentiments and 'foisting' a film festival on a state heading to the biggest event in its socio-religious calendar, the feast of Spanish saint Francis Xavier. The Church was 'appalled' by...
  • Shah Rukh Khan offers to strip at IFFI opener 24-11-2011 12:00 PM

    Margao: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Wednesday turned an otherwise drab official function into a rib-tickling affair by offering to strip and reveal his bermudas on stage at the inauguration of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Shah Rukh, the chief guest at the inauguration of the 11-day...
  • Cong not to project Kamat as Goa CM candidate 23-10-2011 04:48 PM

    Panaji: The Congress, heading the ruling coalition in Goa, on Sunday said Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will not be projected as its candidate for the top post in the run up to next year's Assembly elections. Jagmeet Singh Brar, Congress' Goa desk in-charge, told that the party will not project...
  • Manohar Parrikkar removed as Goa PAC chief 08-10-2011 11:17 AM

    Goa: There has been a new twist in the illegal mining scam in Goa as Speaker Pratapsinh Rane reconstituted the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Saturday. Manohar Parrikkar has been removed as the PAC chief and BJP's Vijay Khot has been made the new PAC Chairman. It is believed that...
  • Goa Speaker downplays PAC illegal mining report 06-10-2011 01:33 PM

    Panaji: Goa Assembly Speaker Pratapsingh Rane on Thursday hinted that he might not take the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the mining scam seriously. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Rane said that it was only a draft report as Congress members had not signed it. "We are in a democracy so...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Digambar Kamat 05-10-2011 09:58 PM

    A PAC report has indicted Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in illegal mining scam. ...
  • Goa mining scam: Digambar Kamat rejects PAC report 05-10-2011 08:22 PM

    A PAC report indicted the mining department, the forest department along with Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat. ...
  • 'Truth will prevail,' says Goa CM on mining scam 05-10-2011 07:33 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, who is facing heat over the illegal mining issue, on Wednesday told the state Legislative Assembly that `truth will prevail'. "We have not exceeded the Environment Clearance (EC) limits," Kamat told the house during the discussion on the appropriation bill. He said the government...
  • Goa: PAC to submit mining scam report today 05-10-2011 08:39 AM

    Goa: After a PAC report indicted the mining department, the forest department and the police department along with Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, who holds the mining portfolio, the Chief Minister is under pressure to resign. Though some Congress MLA's, who are members of the PAC, have refused to sign...
  • Goa illegal mining report submitted to Sonia 04-10-2011 11:24 PM

    Goa: In what may come as partial relief for Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, the Goa Assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has failed to adopt the report on illegal mining in the state which indicts Chief Minister Digambar Kamat. But the Congress has submitted the report to its Chief Sonia...
  • Goa mining scam 'dirty money' funding Cong: BJP 04-10-2011 08:09 PM

    New Delhi: Seeking the removal of Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat for his alleged involvement in the mining scam, BJP on Tuesday charged the "dirty money" from the scandal was being used to run the ruling party at the Centre and in that state. "BJP demands that a CBI inquiry...
  • Goa PAC fails to adopt report indicting CM 04-10-2011 04:08 PM

    Goa: The Goa Assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has failed to adopt the report on illegal mining in the state indicting Chief Minister Digambar Kamat. The Goa PAC Chairman said that the rules do not ask for a majority to adopt the report. The Chairman also said that the contents...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Digambar Kamat 27-09-2011 11:17 PM

    Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said that public accounts committee has not submitted the report on illegal mining activities in Goa. ...
  • Illegal mining: BJP demands resignation of Goa CM 27-09-2011 05:54 PM

    Panaji: BJP on Tuesday sought Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's resignation for allegedly patronising illegal iron ore trade in the state. BJP national secretary and Goa desk in-charge Aarti Mehra said that from the 66 mines operating in Sattari and Sanguem talukas of Goa alone, 10.5 million metric tonnes of...
  • Congress team to probe illegal mining in Goa 27-09-2011 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress is likely to send a team to Goa to look into the allegations of illegal mining. CNN-IBN had reported the Rs 8000 crore iron ore mining loot on Sunday. According to Congress sources, no action will be taken against Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat till the...
  • Goa CM steers clear of illegal mining muddle 26-09-2011 12:33 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Monday steered himself clear of the controversies surrounding illegal mining activities in the coastal state claiming that he himself was a crusader against this increasing phenomenon. "During my tenure as Mines Minister in last ten years, I have never supported illegal mining. Forget...
  • Bellary-like mining scam in Goa worth Rs 8K cr 25-09-2011 09:54 PM

    Mumbai: While the noose around the Reddy brothers of Bellary is tightening in the multi-crore mining scam in Karnataka, next in line it seems, is its neighbour, Goa, where the opposition and environmental activists are gunning for the state Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat, who they claim has turned a blind...
  • Goa mining scam lands state Govt in trouble 25-09-2011 07:52 AM

    Panaji: After Bellary, now it is Goa where Rs 8000-crore iron-ore mining scam has landed the state government in trouble. Environmentalists and the Opposition have alleged that Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, also in-charge of the state mining ministry, colluded with the illegal mining firms. They said that Kamat turned a...
  • Goa CM says he asked Alemao brothers to be patient 23-07-2011 07:49 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Saturday said he had asked the Alemao brothers, who resigned from the cabinet on Saturday afternoon, to wait for a while and discuss their grievance with the Congress High Command. Public Works Department Minister Churchill Alemao had earlier said that he and his...
  • Goa tribal agitation turns violent, 2 killed 26-05-2011 03:42 PM

    Panaji: The agitation by tribals in Balli village, Goa, turned violent on Thursday as two persons were killed after a factory was set on fire by irate locals. The protesters also stoned several police vehicles and buildings. The Goa government ordered a magisterial enquiry into the violence, following the agitation...
  • BJP demands sacking of Goa minister Babush Monserrate 07-04-2011 09:31 AM

    Goa state minister Babush Monserrate is caught in a new controversy. This time, for being held at the Mumbai airport with foreign exchange over and above the legal limit. ...
  • Sack Babush Monserrate from Goa govt: BJP 07-04-2011 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: Goa state minister Babush Monserrate is caught in a new controversy. This time, for being held at the Mumbai airport with foreign exchange over and above the legal limit. Controversies are not new for this Monserrate. With 13 criminal cases against him, including one of attacking a police...
  • BJP demands Goa Minister's sacking 06-04-2011 11:28 AM

    Panaji: Opposition parties led by BJP on Tuesday forced adjournment of the Goa Assembly demanding sacking of controversial Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate, who was detained at the Mumbai airport for trying to smuggle Indian currency outside the country. As soon as the House met for the day after a long...
  • Goa CM to monitor rape case personally 29-01-2010 08:04 AM

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