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Five ‘aggrieved’ BJP leaders discuss political developments

Mapusa: Five ‘aggrieved’ BJP leaders, who, in the recent past, criticized its core committee’s functioning, held a meeting at the house of the former urban development minister, Francis D’Souza at Mapusa on Thursday evening. The meeting was attended by Laxmikant Parsekar, Mahadev Naik, Dayanand Mandrekar and Anant Shet, who demanded …

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Fragile political alliances in Goa

The political developments in the last 30 days may have surely given Goans a sense of déjà vu. With BJP’s Laxmikant Parsekar appearing to revolt, and two Congress MLAs joining the BJP, Goans may have remembered the decades of political instability from the 1970s. The logical question to ask, therefore, …

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Congress should learn from experience of past by-elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may have just taken on a task that it may find a bit too hot to handle. By engineering defections in the Congress, that will result in by-elections in the constituencies of Mandrem and Shiroda, BJP hoping to increase its numbers in the State Assembly, …

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Joy, gaiety mark Diwali celebrations

Panaji: Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated across the state with joy and gaiety on Tuesday. Diwali celebrations began in Goa with the burning of the effigies of the mythical demon, Narkasur at dawn, signifying victory of good over evil. The festival witnessed the Hindus beginning the day with …

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Narakasura around every corner

Choti Diwali, the day before the country celebrates Diwali with lamps and fireworks, holds great significance in the state of Goa as it marks another victory of good over evil, the defeat of the demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna. Celebrated as Naraka Chaturdashi, the eve of it sees the streets …

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Thousands throng Vasco’s Swatantra Path to witness Narkasur effigy contest

Vasco: A large number of people thronged Swatantra Path in Vasco to witness the Narkasur effigy contest, organized by Murgao Hindu Samaj Shree Mahalaxmi Pujanotsav Samitti-2018 late Monday evening. In all, 24 groups participated in the contest as it was limited to the Mormugao taluka. Some foreign tourists, who had …

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PMC yet to demolish ‘unsafe’ Shastri Hall building

Ponda: The Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) has not yet demolished its unsafe declared 50-year-old Shashtri Hall building which is in a dilapidated condition. The building is located by the side of main road in the heart of Ponda town near Ponda Police. PMC authorities are probably waiting for a tragedy …

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Vijai says he is not afraid of mid-term elections

Panaji: With an eye on capturing more assembly constituencies in the future state assembly elections, the Goa Forward Party on Sunday launched its toll-free, 24-hour helpline – 18002000999 – for eight constituencies, further stating that it is the youngest party facing no problems whatsoever, including health issues and internal differences, …

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