DIGAMBAR KAMAT

  • Goa mining scam: action likely against 2 exCMs December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJPled Goa government, under pressure to act against those responsible for Goa's mega mining scandal, has said in a letter to a Supreme Courtappointed panel that it would be filing first information reports (FIRs) against former chief ministers Pratapsingh Rane and Digambar Kamat for their alleged complicity...
  • Shah panel never heard me: Former Goa CM Kamat September 14, 2012

    Panaji: Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat, indicted by Justice MB Shah Commission in its report on illegal mining in the state, on Friday said the commission never asked him to present his side. "I was never called for any inquiry or justification by Shah Commission. Whatever is interpreted by the...
  • Mining scam: No one will be spared, says Goa CM September 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Two former Congress Chief Ministers find themselves in the dock in Goa's mining scam. The Justice Shah commission has indicted the Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that no one would be spared. "I don't see any special...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 11, 2012

    Coal controller recommends deallocation of Naveen Jindal's company. Former Goa CMs Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane face arrest. ...
  • Goa mining: Two former CMs may be arrested September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Two former Congress chief ministers of Goa find themselves in the dock in the mining scam with the Justice Shah Commission indicting the Digambar Kamat government for blatant misuse of power. FIRs are likely to be registered against Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane. According to the Justice Shah Commission...
  • Illegal mining: Goa to file FIRs against exCMs September 8, 2012

    Panaji: A day after Shah Commission's report on Goa's illegal mining was tabled in Parliament, the state government has decided to file FIRs against two former chief ministers and scores of bureaucrats for their alleged involvement in the mining scam. State Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters on Saturday that...
  • Goa polls: BJP to rule the beach state March 7, 2012

    Panaji: The BJP managed to wrest Goa from the Congress with a decisive mandate. The party won a majority 21 of the 40 assembly seats as four in every five voters rejected the Congress. The party was decimated to the single digit of nine seats. Manohar Parrikar, the face of...
  • Goa polls: NCP report talks about dissension February 1, 2012

    Panaji: Ahead of the Goa Assembly polls on March 3, the NCP has sent a report informing about "dissensions" within the state unit to the party high command. The report speaks about the differences within the party organisation and also dispute between local leaders and state observer Bharti Chawan,...
  • Goa polls: Cong to finalise list of nominees today January 24, 2012

    Panaji: A crucial meeting of the Congress to finalise the first list of candidates for Goa Assembly election would be held on Tuesday in Delhi. Party sources here said Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Subhash Shirodkar and some other leaders have already left for the national...
  • IFFI 'foisted' on people, says Goa Church November 24, 2011

    Panaji: The Church in Goa Thursday accused the Congressled 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 socioreligious calendar, the feast of Spanish saint Francis Xavier. The Church was 'appalled' by the...
  • Shah Rukh Khan offers to strip at IFFI opener November 24, 2011

    Margao: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Wednesday turned an otherwise drab official function into a ribtickling 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 11day festival,...
  • Cong not to project Kamat as Goa CM candidate October 23, 2011

    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 incharge, told that the party...
  • Manohar Parrikkar removed as Goa PAC chief October 8, 2011

    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 Khot will...
  • Goa Speaker downplays PAC illegal mining report October 6, 2011

    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 CNNIBN, Rane said that it was only a draft report as Congress members had not signed it. "We are in a democracy so the majority...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Digambar Kamat October 5, 2011

    A PAC report has indicted Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in illegal mining scam. ...
  • Goa mining scam: Digambar Kamat rejects PAC report October 5, 2011

    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 October 5, 2011

    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. ...
  • Goa: PAC to submit mining scam report today October 5, 2011

    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 the...
  • Goa illegal mining report submitted to Sonia October 4, 2011

    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 October 4, 2011

    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...
  • Goa PAC fails to adopt report indicting CM October 4, 2011

    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 of...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Digambar Kamat September 27, 2011

    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 September 27, 2011

    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 incharge Aarti Mehra said that from the 66 mines operating in Sattari and Sanguem talukas of Goa alone, 10.5 million metric tonnes of ore...
  • Congress team to probe illegal mining in Goa September 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress is likely to send a team to Goa to look into the allegations of illegal mining. CNNIBN 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 mining...
  • Goa CM steers clear of illegal mining muddle September 26, 2011

    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...
  • Bellarylike mining scam in Goa worth Rs 8K cr September 25, 2011

    Mumbai: While the noose around the Reddy brothers of Bellary is tightening in the multicrore 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 September 25, 2011

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

    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 and...
  • Goa tribal agitation turns violent, 2 killed May 26, 2011

    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 April 7, 2011

    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. ...