Saturday , 21 January 2017

Goa News

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 »

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 »

Goa polls: multi-cornered contests likely in 25 seats

SOIRU VELIP | NT PANAJI: Even as the process of filing nominations for Goa assembly election, scheduled to be held on February 4, has ended on Wednesday, there are indications that quadrangular and multi-cornered contests are likely to be witnessed in as many as 25 constituencies, which could lead to a possible polarisation of votes, further leading to unexpected poll ... Read More »

BJP poll campaign to focus on welfare schemes, infrastructure

PANAJI: By pointing out that virtually every Goan has been benefitted from at least one of the many schemes introduced by the Bharatiya Janata Party government, the state unit of the BJP will be entirely banking its campaign strategy for the February 4 state assembly election on the twin pillars of social welfare schemes and infrastructural projects of its government, ... Read More »

ECI officials’ arrival from today

PANAJI: Officials from the Election Commission of India (ECI) will start arriving in Goa from January 20 onwards to evaluate the election machinery in the state. Please like & share: Read More »

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