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Bickering within BJP likely to benefit GSM

Panjim: The bickering within the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following the induction of former Congress MLAs – Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte may benefit the Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) in the upcoming Mandrem and Shiroda by-elections. Mentored by former RSS Goa chief Subhash Velingkar, GSM has already announced its …

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BJP mulls action against Parsekar for outbursts

Panjim: Former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s outburst against his party’s State leadership has invited the saffron cadres’ wrath, with BJP contemplating disciplinary action against the senior leader. Party sources say that the decision would be taken only after consulting national President Amit Shah. Hurt by the party’s action of inducting …

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BJP has promised me Cabinet berth next month: Sopte

Panjim: Congress’ former Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte, who joined ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earlier this week, on Sunday announced that the saffron party has promised him Cabinet berth next month and until then he has been assured of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) chairmanship. Addressing around 500 supporters at …

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Congress to seek appointment with CM

Panjim: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) has decided to seek an appointment with ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to inquire about his health and also to bring to his notice how his office and his party, BJP are taking undue advantage of his absence from the administration. Addressing media persons …

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Vijai says Fatorda will have its own municipality

Margao: Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai on Sunday said that a separate municipality for Fatorda will be established by the end of the current term of the Margao municipal council, which ends in October 2019. Speaking as the chief guest for laying the foundation stone for relocating the …

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When a CM & his blue-eyed MD gave backdoor entry to a neighbour into GSIDC interiors contract

Panjim: United Goans Foundation’s latest expose on the direct and unlawful awarding of interior works consultancy was met with stony silence. A closer perusal of the documents obtained under Right to Information from Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation reveals that its then Chairman & State Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, then …

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‘Angriya’ arrives in Goa after cruising in Arabian Sea

Vasco: After journeying for 16 hours, the Mumbai-Goa cruise liner ‘Angriya’ berthed on Sunday at the international cruise berth terminal of the Mormugao Port Trust at the Mormugao harbour, bringing in 220 passengers and 67 crewmembers. Deputy MPT chairman G P Rai, Mormugao municipal council chairperson Kritesh Gaonkar and other …

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Amit Shah meets alliance partners Vijai, Sudin

Panjim: BJP National president Amit Shah on Thursday met alliance partners Vijai Sardesai and Ramkrishna (Sudin) Dhavalikar to discuss the political situation in Goa. Sources revealed that the party is seriously considering a leadership change and names of Rajya Sabha MP and State BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar, Speaker Pramod Sawant …

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Shiroda ZP member likely to join Congress party

Panaji/Ponda: Zilla panchayat member from Shiroda Constituency, Jaideep Shirodkar is likely to join the Congress party. Shirodkar, son of former MLA Jaikrishna Shirodkar who was elected on MGP ticket from Shiroda, on Thursday, met All India Congress Committee secretary in-charge of Goa desk Chella Kumar and Goa Pradesh Congress Committee …

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Shirodkar’s exit leaves Congress flock without a shepherd in Shiroda

Ponda: Shiroda MLA Subash Shirodkar’s resignation and his subsequent joining of BJP has caused a leadership vacuum in Congress in that constituency. Though Congress has thousands of loyal supporters in Shiroda, yet the party has no block committee, currently. The previous Block Congress Committee was headed by Amith Shirodkar, the …

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