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12 in Lok Sabha, 16 in By-polls

Only two candidates have withdrawn from the fray on the last day. One in Mandrem and the other from Shiroda. There were no withdrawals from the Lok Sabha list. With this, on 23rd April, 12 candidates will contest in Lok Sabha elections and 16 in three Assembly by-polls in Mandrem, Mapusa and Shiroda.

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BJP will win both Lok Sabha seats , Says CM Sawant

The chief minster Pramod Sawant expressed confidence that the BJP would win both Lok Sabha seats even as he picked holes in the Congress candidates The CM attacked the north Goa Congress candidate saying that he was an export from the South.He said that there were people from the Congress who willing to join the BJP. But his party though …

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9 file nominations for Lok Sabha, 18 for bypolls, scrutiny on Thursday.

Today thursday was the last day for filing nominations for both Lok sabha and the 3 by polls. The last day for withdrawals is on Monday while the scrutiny will be held on Friday.Total number of for Lok Sabha North seat are 4, while there are 6 nominations filed in South.7 Nominations were filed for Mapusa by-polls, 5 for Mandrem …

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Goans for Dabolim welcome SC move to suspend EC of Mopa airport

Goans for Dabolim has welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court on the Mopa airport.Calling for the airport project to be scrapped, they said that they have been always saying that the Mopa airport was a scam and the SC decision was a vindication.

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Opa pipeline bursts, floods houses

Four houses at Jignimol in Curti were flooded after 750 MLD pipeline from Opa burst on Thursday.Water supply to tiswadi would also be restricted.JE Reshmi Shirodkar suspects that pipeline could have burst due water pressure.She said that the work of changing pipeline is going on on a war footing. The work is likely to be completed by evening, she said.

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GU declares re-evaluation results after students create ruckus

Students belonging to the NSUI and NCP’s students wing tried to meet Goa University’s Coordinator of Examinations Anuradha Wagle on Wednesday.They wanted to know as to when the results of previously examinations would be declared as new exams are going to start in four days’ time.Goa University finally relented and declared the re-evaluation results.

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Chipko type movement seeks to save Guirim coconut trees

Social activists and politicians organised a Chipko type movement to save coconut trees along the NH 17 at Guirim.They alleged that coconut trees are being felled during midnight for highway road widening works.Social activist Prajal Sakhardande said that government had assured not to chop down coconut trees along the highway.

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Dr Vikram Patel of Sangath bags Canadian Nobel

Dr Vikram Patel, a world renowned psychiatrist and co-founder of Goa-based NGO Sangath, has bagged the most prestigious John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.It is considered a Canadian Nobel.Earlier in 2015, Dr Patel was listed as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by international magazine, Time.

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MGP not to contest LS & Mapusa, decision on support on 8 April: Sudin

Finally the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has decided.Not to contest Lok Sabha poll as well as Mapusa Assembly by-poll. Decision on Mandrem would be on Wednesday.MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar claims they still support the BJP government.But whether to continue the support and also whom to support in elections would be decided on 8th of April.

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SSC exams begin

SSC students all over the state on Tuesday answered their first paper. The main examination will get over by 12th of April.But with other practical subjects, exams will get over by 21st of April.Many of the students were accompanied by their parents while others came on their own.There was excitement writ all over the students’ faces as this is a …

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