Goa 2012 Elections Full Coverage

07/01/2012 - 23:07

By Derek Almeida
It was Sunday and a cloak of uneasiness had settled over the thin crowd at the ‘election tinto’, hiding the tension and eagerness, like the calm before battle.

07/01/2012 - 01:37

PANAJI: The Election Commission of India has directed the authorities of all the states, including Goa, where elections to the state legislative assemblies are scheduled to be held in the near future, to keep close surveillance and prevent movement of all spurious items including undisclosed cash and fake currency notes till the completion of poll process.

07/01/2012 - 01:36

PANAJI:  Just as the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party is oscillating for pre-poll alliance between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party to sharing power in the next government, and getting maximum constituencies to contest its candidates, the fear of its de-recognition looms large over this five-decade-old political party.

07/01/2012 - 01:35

MARGAO: The flying squad of the Election Commission, on Friday raided a house at Loutolim and seized 20 water tanks of 500 liter capacity meant for drawing favor during elections in violation of the model code of conduct, informed the deputy collector, Mr D M Redkar, the chairman of the squad who was also involved in the operation.

07/01/2012 - 01:35

PANAJI: The joint chief electoral officer, Mr Narayan Navti has said that a delegation of the Goa Liquor Traders Association has submitted a memorandum to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer alleging harassment by Mr Raman V Fatarpekar, excise inspector of Bardez taluka to one of its member.

07/01/2012 - 01:34

PANAJI: As a measure to keep a check on ‘paid news’, the North Goa District Level Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) has been constituted by the district election officer.

07/01/2012 - 01:34

PANAJI: The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded immediate suspension of and enquiry against the director of health services, Dr Rajnanda Desai for alleged blatant violation of the election model code of conduct.

06/01/2012 - 01:23

PANAJI: The flying squad attached to the North Goa district electoral officer on Thursday “confiscated” 18 acceptance letters submitted by candidates, who were earlier issued offer for jobs in the health services department, along with other documents.

06/01/2012 - 01:22

PANAJI:  The Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday invited applications for all 40 assembly seats even as it gave its cadres one more week to file the same, party office-bearers said. 

06/01/2012 - 01:22

PANAJI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Thursday, lodged a fresh complaint with the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) as regards violation of Model Code of Conduct through conduct of interviews on January 5,