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Trade, MLA slams govt for illegal liquor business, blame dept

There has been a lot of noise over the proposed rise in liquor. However, now elected represntatives as well those in the trade have pointed fingers at the large scale illegal liquor trade happening in the trade. In fact there have allegations of collusion between excise officials and these illegal liquor vendors. In fact Cong MLA Raginaldo Lourenco had given …

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First BJP now Congress; ZP brings our dirty linen

All is not well within the Congress too, it seems. And the ZP election seems to be the catalyst for all this dirty linen being washed in public. Earlier it was the BJP with Kiran Kandolkar and Subash Faldessai and now it is Congress firebrand Reginaldo Lourenco. Reginaldo is upset as he alleges that the Congress higher ups did not …

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AAP announces ZP candidates, BJP starts nominations

Nominations for ZP elections have slowly started pouring in. Two candidates of the BJP and one of Aam Admi Party filed their nomination on Monday, the fifth day. And AAP has also declared more names. On the other hand, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has started campaigning for ZP elections. Siddhant Dessai filed his nomination for Xeldem in the presence of …

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No ore transport unless paid salaries: Mining workers

Mining workers retrenched by Fomento have come up with a new demand. First pay half the salary of workers and then start transporting the ore.  They claim it’s a Supreme Court order. They have also alleged that the chief minister is working for the benefit of the miners and not the workers.

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BJP declares 18 candiates, deny hand in reservations

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has declared a list of 18 candidates for ZP elections. 14 from North Goa and 4 from South Goa. Nominations for ZP elections started from Thursday. BJP state president Sadanand Tanavde declared candidates for North Goa in Harmal, Morji, Dhargal, Aldona, Siolim, Torxem, Anjuna, Calangute, Karapur-Sarvan, Maye, Pale, Onda, Keri and Nagargao. The South Goa …

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Ask Rane & Digambar what they have done for Mhadei: CM

Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has dismissed opposition’s demand of releasing white paper on Mhadei.. He has also attacked two former Congress chief ministers – Pratapsing Rane and Digambar Kamat. On the contrary, he has appealed all the opposition to join hands with the government to fight a united battle on Mhadei The chief minister was at a function of …

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Cong to fight only 40 ZP seats on party lines

Congress has finally decided to fight zill panchayat elections on party lines, but will contest only 40 seats. In rest of the 10 seats, the party would support other like-minded parties or candidates. According to GPCC President Girish Chodankar, some MLAs were initially not in favour but later agreed. While the process of identifying candidates is on, he said the …

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