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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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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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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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Govt failed to hold cabinet meet even after 4 months: Halarnkar

Mapusa: Hitting out at the BJP-led government in the state, Thivim MLA Nilkanth Halarnkar said that the government has failed to conduct a cabinet meeting in the last four months but organised two investment promotional board meetings in the last 15 days which proves that the government is not concerned …

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Parsekar in revolt mode; says BJP taking him lightly

Panjim: Days after the ruling BJP snubbed him to induct opponent Dayanad Sopte into party fold, former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar has now indicated he would rebel against the party in the forthcoming by-elections. Congress’ former MLA Dayanand Sopte, who defeated Parsekar in Mandrem, resigned from the party to join …

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Congress to approach the disgruntled

Panjim: The Congress Legislative party (CLP) has decided to approach disgruntled BJP leaders in Mandrem and Shiroda constituency for support to ensure defeat of their former MLAs and defectors Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar for the upcoming by-elections. CLP led by Chandrakant Kavlekar on Tuesday held its meeting to chalk …

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