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One-to-one contest on the cards in Margao

Roque Dias | NT MARGAO With the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) throwing its hat in the ring, the state will see candidates of three national parties including Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slugging it out in many constituencies including Margao. But, if the past two elections is any indication, it will be a straight fight between Congress’ Digambar Kamat ... Read More »

Polling staff complain of inadequate facilities, drinking water, poor quality food

NT NETWORK PANAJI Central election officials as well as those requisitioned from various state government departments for the forthcoming assembly elections to be held on February 4, are already complaining with non-availability of drinking water being their main grudge. Policemen, vehicle drivers and others posted at various spots for election duty are suffering for want of water as many of ... Read More »

Promise of Taleigao market complex remains unfulfilled

ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT PANAJI Even as the state assembly election is scheduled to be held on February 4, Taleigao residents are talking about the various problems faced by the constituency and these include poor waste management, a poor drainage system and cattle menace apart from the major problems of a dilapidated market and irregular water supply, while in ... Read More »

EC to focus on low voter turnout areas

NT NETWORK PANAJI In a bid to improve the polling percentage in low voter turnout constituencies in the state, the focus will be on Goan youth, said additional chief electoral officer N S Navti on Friday. Navti said that the youth will especially be targeted in constituencies such as Velim, Benaulim, Curtorim, Dabolim and Vasco where the polling percentage averaged ... Read More »

Cong-GFP stalemate over seat adjustment continues

NT NETWORK MARGAO The stalemate over seat adjustment between the Congress party and the Goa Forward Party (GFP) remained unresolved on Friday, with Congress threatening to have its candidate in Fatorda constituency, if the GFP does not withdraw its candidate from Velim. All India Congress Committee General Secretary and Goa desk in-charge Digvijay Singh and AICC general secretary Dr A ... Read More »

Central govt clears Jallikattu ordinance

PTI CHENNAI/NEW DELHI Moving swiftly, the Centre Friday night cleared an ordinance on Jallikattu, paving the way for Tamil Nadu government to promulgate it in an effort to end the protests that have paralysed the state for the last four days. Following up on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, the Ministries of ... Read More »

Uncertainty clouds SP-Cong alliance in UP

PTI LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI Uncertainty clouded the prospect of an alliance between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress in Uttar Pradesh after the state’s ruling party Friday announced a list of candidates for 210 seats, including nine currently held by Congress, which called the action “unfortunate.” The announcement of the list of SP nominees followed Tuesday’s statements by UP Chief Minister ... Read More »

BJP to focus on comprehensive mobility plan: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar releasing the election manifesto of Vasco BJP candidate Carlos Almeida for Vasco constituency in the presence of Almeida, MMC chairperson Deepak Naik, BJP South Goa spokesperson Jayant Jadhav and others

NT NETWORK VASCO Promising a major boost to infrastructural growth of the state, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has disclosed that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) manifesto, which will be released either on January 25 or 26, will give priority to comprehensive mobility plan with metro facilities, electric buses and inter-state buses. He was speaking to media in Vasco, on Thursday, ... Read More »

Canacona: MOI holds no key, but parents have mixed views

BY ALBERT FERNANDES | NT CANACONA The medium of instruction (MOI) issue has been in the limelight for quite sometime and with the government continuing grants to English medium primary schools, the issue has regained steam in view of the assembly elections. Most parents feel that the choice of medium of instruction should be left to them only and the ... Read More »

Cannot prescribe solution or act as mediator on Kashmir: UK

PTI London The UK can neither “prescribe” a solution to the Kashmir issue nor act as a mediator, the British government has said, asserting that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting solution to the problem. “India and Pakistan are both long-standing and important friends of the United Kingdom and we have significant links to both countries ... Read More »

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