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Marle villagers boycott polling

NT NETWORK Canacona For the first time in the history of Canacona taluka, no voter of Marle-Tirval exercised their franchise as a mark of protest against unfulfilled demands. Villagers of Marle-Tirval stood their ground, boycotting the polling to highlight the absence of basic amenities. The polling booth wore a deserted look throughout the day as 221 eligible voters opted not …

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Mining belt records robust voter turnout

NT NETWORK Panaji The assembly constituencies coming under mining areas –Sanguem, Curchorem and Sanvordem in South Goa and Sankhali, Bicholim and Maem in North Goa – witnessed a heavy voter turnout for the Lok Sabha elections held on Tuesday. Good voter turnout has indicated that mining dependants, who have been affected by the mining closure,   came out in large number …

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South Goa records 72.89% polling

NT NETWORK Margao Polling went off peaceful in South Goa seat, recording   a 72.89 per cent voter turnout for the Lok Sabha elections held on Tuesday in the state. The voting percentage of 2014 in South Goa was however slightly higher – 77 per cent. There are six candidates, including Narendra Sawaikar of the BJP, Francisco Sardinha of the Congress …

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North Goa sees peaceful voting

NT NETWORK Panaji The North Goa constituency witnessed smooth conduct of free and fair Lok Sabha poll, with the North Goa collector, who is the returning officer, and the office of the state chief electoral officer conducting the polling exercise successfully. In the Panaji assembly constituency, brisk polling was witnessed in polling booth 29 located in Krishi Bhavan. The electorate …

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77.52% voters turn out to elect Mapusa MLA

NT NETWORK Mapusa Voting for the Mapusa by-poll was held peacefully on Tuesday with a good voter turnout of 77.52 per cent. Out of 29,212 voters, 22,644 cast their votes to decide the fate of seven candidates who are in the fray. As per data provided by the returning officer’s office, the highest voting was recorded in booth no 1 …

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Shiroda witnesses 82.99% turnout

NT NETWORK Ponda Though entire Ponda taluka witnessed voting on Tuesday for the Lok Sabha polls, Shiroda saw more zeal mainly due to the by-poll. Shiroda constituency witnessed the highest turnout of 83.90 per cent for the South Goa Parliamentary seat as compared to other constituencies in Ponda. Voter turnout for the Lok Sabha polls were Priol 78.15 per cent, …

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Voting peaceful in Porvorim

NT NETWORK Panaji A drastic change was noticed in the voting pattern for the voters in Porvorim constituency as most of them came after 10.30 am and 12.30 pm. The voting process was going on since morning at a slow pace in almost all the booths located at Goa Housing Board office, Prabhodini High School, Porvorim Sports Club besides others. …

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St Andre records 71.24% voter turnout

NT NETWORK Panaji St Andre assembly constituency witnessed a voting percentage of 71.24 in the Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday. The minority community dominated areas in St Andre witnessed a slow turnout at the start of the polling process on Tuesday for the Lok Sabha election, however, as the day progressed people started coming out in large numbers to cast …

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Electronic goods worth Rs 5.12 lakh seized in Fatorda

NT NETWORK Margao The Fatorda police have seized electronic goods worth Rs 5,12,655, which were being unloaded at a godown at Fatorda. Police inspector Salim Shaik said that so far no offence has been registered  and further investigation is in progress. Police said that on Monday evening one vehicle loaded with electronic goods reached Fatorda, and added that the vehicle went to one …

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Bicholim witnesses 82.12% voter turnout

NT NETWORK Bicholim Bicholim taluka recorded 82.12% voter turnout for North Goa parliamentary seat on Tuesday. Out of the three assembly constituencies, Sankhali registered 84.16 % while Bicholim recorded 81.55% and Mayem 80.57% respectively. In Sankhali 22,928 voters exercised their franchise which includes 11,440 male and 11,488 female voters. While in Bicholim 21,970 voters casted their votes which include 10,966 male …

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