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Election Commission ‘restricts’ Mahadev’s son’s wedding, Ex-EC calls it absurd

Can family wedding of a candidate invite Election code of Conduct? Yes, in Shiroda by-election, the returning officer has cast cold water on Congress candidate Mahadev Naik plans to hold public reception for his son’s wedding.But former Goa State Election Commissioner Prabhakar Timble calls the decision of Election Commission of India as absurd .Mahadev Naik’s son is getting married on …

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Mining dharna begins at Jantar Mantar

Goa’s mining dependents have dashed India’s national capital, beginning a three-day Dharna at Jantar Mantar from Tuesday.The move comes ahead of Supreme Court’s hearing on appeal filed by mining companies challenging a 1987 law which abolished mining concessions granted by the Portuguese government.The hearing will take place on 15th April.

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CM speaks about fixing, workers talk of cross-voting; everywhere!

Looks like elections this time would be held more with poll-fixing and cross-voting from among political parties.And who is confirming this? Our chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant. But despite this, BJP feels they will win all seats.Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has already announced that it would support Congress candidates in Mapusa by-poll as well as Lok Sabha.Congress North Goa candidate Girish …

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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Only two candidates have withdrawn from the fray on the last day.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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