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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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BJP veterans raise banner of revolt

Panaji: Although the resentment of the dissident group in the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has taken concrete shape with a meeting being planned at the house of Mapusa MLA Francis D’Souza on November 8 to discuss the ‘recent activities’ of the state BJP unit, the ‘convenor’ of …

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Mahadev vows to defeat Shirodkar in by-election

Ponda: Former Shiroda BJP MLA Mahadev Naik on Sunday vowed to defeat former Congress MLA Subash Shirodkar at the forthcoming assembly by-election to the Shiroda constituency. Addressing the press on Sunday evening, Naik burst out in anger alleging that the BJP leadership, especially State unit President Vinay Tendulkar, is conspiring …

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BJP allies ‘annoyed’ as there is no sign of distribution of additional portfolios

Panaji: As the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has begun holding meetings with ministers, officials and party leaders despite his ill health, the issue of change in leadership of the coalition government seems to have been ‘put on hold’. However, the delay in the distribution of the additional portfolios seems to …

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CM wants weekly core panel meet to remove atmosphere of distrust

Panaji: The formal meeting of the members of the state core committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar scheduled on Thursday was reduced to an informal courtesy call after three of the members of the core committee namely Shripad Naik, Narendra Sawaikar and Vinay Tendulkar rushed …

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Segregation at source key to resolve garbage menace: GWMC MD

Vasco: Stating that the government and local bodies face a major challenge of garbage disposal, managing director of Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) Sanjit Rodrigues has said that the solution lies in segregating waste at source. He also claimed that GWMC is offering all assistance in terms of technology and …

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Politicians trying to delay Cortalim Sarpanch polls: D’Sa

Vasco: Deputy Sarpanch of Cortalim Raymond D’Sa has alleged that some politicians have been attempting to delay the election to the post of Sarpanch. The post has been lying vacant for nearly three months after sarpanch Senia Pereira was ousted. The Deputy Sarpanch claimed that the election is to be …

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79 charged with creating ruckus during mining agitation

Panjim: Panjim Police have charged 79 persons with creating a ruckus in the State capital and on the two Mandovi bridges during a protest against closure of mining in March this year. The 350-page charge sheet, filed before the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Panjim, has also recorded statements of 108 …

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At cabinet meet, CM assures to fill govt vacancies soon

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who chaired the cabinet meeting at his private residence at Taleigao on Wednesday, assured his colleagues that he will issue directions to the concerned department in the next 15 days for filling up government vacancies after discussing it in the next cabinet meeting in detail. …

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Indira Gandhi remembered as capable and powerful leader, says Chodankar

Curchorem: The 34th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was observed by the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) by organising a function at the Quepem Municipal hall on Wednesday. GPCC president Girish Chodankar, Quepem MLA and opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar, former chief minister Pratapsing Rane, Cuncolim MLA Clafacio …

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