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Did he chair the IPB meeting or not asks Congress?

Panjim: The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) delegation on Monday gheraoed Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Investment Promotion Board (IPB) Tulsidas Pai to know whether Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar chaired the board meeting via video conference and if so to produce proof. The delegation led by spokesperson Amarnath Panjikar …

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MGP derides Sopte on lure of GTDC chairmanship

Panaji: Senior leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Monday said the revelation by BJP’s new entrant Dayanand Sopte about his imminent appointment as the chairman of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation should be believed only when it turns into a reality. Dhavalikar said that he is …

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Lokayukta seeks details of Shirodkar land deal

Panaji: Acting under suo moto powers, state Lokayukta Justice (retd) P K Misra has sought a detailed report from the Chief Secretary by November 14 on the alleged multi-crore land scam involving former Congress MLA Subhash Shirodkar, who recently defected and joined the BJP. It is understood that the ombudsman …

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Brisk voting in p’yat by-poll

Margao: There was brisk voting at the at Carmona by-election to ward No 6 on Sunday with three candidates in the fray to fill up the vacancy that was caused following the death of Josinho Mendes. The candidates are Jack Soter Luis Fernandes, Nesbit D’Costa and Xavier Abrao Fernandes. The …

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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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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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