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Poll-related appeal to hotel employees

PANAJI: The Goa unit of Hotel Employees Federation of India has appealed to hotel and restaurant employees to cast their votes in favour of candidates who are supporting their demand for introduction of 10 per cent service charge in all hotels and restaurants in the state.

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BJP lodges complaint against Ravi Naik

PANAJI: A delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by the senior BJP leader, Mr Manohar Parrikar, on Friday morning, met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Mr S Kumaraswamy and lodged a written complaint with him stating that the BJP has received a number of grievances from its voters and party workers in the Ponda constituency that the Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik is misusing his official position by directing the state police to intimidate voters and influencing them to vote in his favour.

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Poll duty officials rue lack of facilities in Fatorda, Nuvem

MARGAO: Police officers on duty at polling booths in remote areas complained of lack of facilities made available for those on poll duty.
“We checked the EVMs as early as 4 p.m., tested the new bio-metric system, the internet facility to send poll details, the laptops and are now sealing the voter forms,” stated one Mr Sheila Gaonkar from Siolim on duty at PWD polling station, Fatorda.

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Funds for BJP schemes could be raised at state level: Parrikar

PANAJI: The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Mr Manohar Parrikar, said that the implementation of various schemes mentioned in the BJP manifesto would require a fund between Rs  550 and Rs 600 crore annually, which could be raised at the local level itself, without approaching the Centre for financial assistance.

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Curtains down on poll campaign

PANAJI: Five o’ clock on Thursday evening saw the curtains pulled down on campaigning in the 40 constituencies that will go to the polls on March 3 in Goa ending a month long hectic, albeit low key, electioneering in five states.

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Parvatkar refutes ‘land grab’ allegations

PANAJI: Refuting all allegations as well as complaints made by the social activist, Mr Aires Rodrigues as regards grabbing land at the Kundaim Industrial Estate from the Industrial Development Corporation and further obtaining communidade land at Porvorim on a false affidavit,

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