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I am not a strategical politician, says Valanka

By Michael Fisher
NAME: Valanka Alemao, TARGET CONSTITUENCY: Benaulim , Social worker turned politician, Ms Valanka Alemao, will soon be running for the state legislative assembly seat in Benaulim, perhaps on a Congress ticket.

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Only young blood can bring about a change: Yuri

By Joao Sousa M
NAME:  YURI ALEMAO, TARGET CONSTITUENCY: SANGUEM, The ensuing assembly elections could throw a few surprises with youth coming to the mainstream politics — Mr Yuri Alemao, the son of the Urban Development Minister, Mr Joaquim Alemao is also lining up for a Congress ticket.

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I plan to contest on Congress ticket: Shalom

NAME: Shalom Sardinha, TARGET CONSTITUENCY: Curtorim, Mr Shalom Sardhinha,  son of South Goa Member of Parliament, Mr Francisco Sardinha, has thrown his hat into the ring of active politics.

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I will contest even if I do not get Cong ticket: Rudresh

By Glenn Costa
NAME: Rudresh Chodankar, TARGET CONSTITUENCY: Mayem , These coming elections the constituency of Mayem will witness a very interesting tussle between the established BJP, MGP candidates and a newcomer – not to politics – but to electoral politics, Mr Rudresh Chodankar.

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Pratima’s gain is Digambar’s loss

MARGAO: The efforts of the Chief Minister and Margao MLA, Mr Digambar Kamat, to consolidate his vote bank by supporting Ms Valanka Alemao for the Goa Pradesh Youth Congress elections, seems to have landed him in a tight spot, more so now, with Ms Pratima Coutinho elected to head the Youth Congress.

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I gave up my real estate business for social work: Rudolf

By Jamaluddin Sheikh
NAME: Rudolf Fernandes, TARGET CONSTITUENCY: St Cruz, The young aspirant for the Santa Cruz constituency seat, Mr Rudolf Fernandes, the son of sitting MLA, Ms Victoria Fernandes, said that he enjoys helping people in distress and this unique quality runs in his blood.

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Majority of parents opt for vernacular language as MoI

PANAJI: A clearer picture has finally emerged as regards the choice of parents on the medium of instruction, with nearly 35,000 out of the total 37,000 parents of students studying in the 925 government primary schools discarding English as the medium of instruction in preference to the medium of instruction in vernacular languages.

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Single-window system to fast track tourism projects

PANAJI: In an attempt to fast track the proposals for setting up tourism-related projects, the government has set up a single window system to evaluate the proposals and the projects and has appointed two senior officials of the state administration, Mr Swapnil Naik,

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UID cards: GU students, KBM, BBSM want information printed in Konkani, Marathi

PANAJI: Konkani Bhasha Mandal, the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch and students of Goa University on Wednesday made a joint demand that information should be printed in Konkani language along with English and Marathi, on the Unique Identification Cards (UID Cards) to be provided under the central Aadhar Cards scheme.

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Yesteryear politicians Bhausaheb Bandodkar, Jack Sequeira led the way

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | PRINCIPAL CORRESPONDENT

PANAJI: The present trend of Goan politicians introducing their children to the world of politics is not new for Goans. The first chief minister of Goa, Bhausaheb Bandodkar and his daughter, Ms Shashikala Kakodkar;

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