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‘EPIC applications of most casino staffers rejected’

Panaji: The office of the chief electoral officer on Monday said  the majority of  applications from  casino staffers for registering themselves as voters in the Porvorim constituency have been rejected as they failed to furnish required documents.

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Kandolkar vows to create history for Congress in Mapusa

Q: How has been people’s response to your campaigning  in Mapusa?   Are  you facing  any problem as the  Congress candidate? I am  focusing  on door-to-door canvassing. I am happy that voters are welcoming me, and have assured me their support… I am not facing any problem as the Congress nominee.  In fact,  party workers and my supporters are accompanying me …

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Provide burial ground for all Muslims: GHRC to CCP

Panaji: Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) has directed the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) to allow burial of bodies of deceased Muslims from outside Panaji at St Inez kabrastan and complete the required land acquisition process for having a spacious burial ground.

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Sawant: no need for taking up programme like ‘Mission Salcete’

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Monday, said that there is no need for the Bharatiya Janata Party to take up any programme like ‘Mission Salcete’ for attracting Catholic voters, as the BJP does not treat and consider literate and well-informed people from Salcete any different from others.

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Querim is far from being an ideal village

NIRGOSH GAUDE | NT Querim: Querim village in Ponda taluka was adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana by Union minister Shripad Naik in 2017. But the village is yet to see completion of any initiative proposed under the SAGY.

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Carmona villagers say no to eco-tourism project

Carmona: Saying  a ‘loud no’ to an agro-based eco-tourism project, villagers of Carmona on Sunday unanimously opposed the change in zone in their village from mangroves, water bodies and low-lying paddy fields to settlement fearing severe impact on the ecology of the area.

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Joshua prioritises on master plan for Mapusa

Q: How has been the response from the voters on your candidacy for the Mapusa bypoll? What issues are being raised by the people when you meet them? I am overwhelmed by the good response from the people of Mapusa. As you know, my father the late Francis D’Souza was the Mapusa MLA for 20 years. I am being his …

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Carmona crying for full-fledged fish market

Diana Fernandes | NT Carmona: There’s no doubt that football and fish are essentials for most people in Salcete, but for the village of Carmona the demand for a proper football ground and fish market has not been fulfilled for nearly 20 years.

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