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Parrikar ashes immersed across the state

Former chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s ashes were immersed after travelling across the state.Parrikar’s ashes were distributed to Mandals from all the 40 Assembly constituencies to be immersed across local rivers of Goa after travelling through all constituencies on Tuesday.

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Deepak told Gadkari he won’t contest, claims BJP

MGP president Deepak Dhavlikar had told Goa BJP In-charge Nitin Gadkari on phone that he won’t contest by-poll from Shiroda. This is what BJP President Vinay Tendulkar has claimed. He is still hopeful that Deepak will withdraw.The incident Vinay Tendulkar narrated was the recent one. When Gadkari was in Goa after Manohar Parrikar’s sad demise. According to Tendulkar, Gadkari asked …

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May be superstition, but no inquiry of Kala Academy purification: Gaude

Kala Academy chairman and Art & Culture Minister Govind Gaude has admitted that the Hom performed in Kala Academy after Manohar Parrikar’s funeral could be a superstition, but has requested people to respect sentiments of the staffers who performed it. He has also refused to conduct inquiry by denying that it was Shanti or Shuddhikaran, which means purification. A controversy …

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BJP demands action against KA staffers in Shuddhi ritual

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party does not seem to be in agreement with Independent Minister Govind Gaude on the Kala Academy Shuddhikaran incident.BJP’s state unit president Vinay Tendulkar has demanded action against those staffers who performed this ritual. Anti-superstition activists also want suspension pending inquiry.

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MGP removes Lavoo from party for 6 years; Lavoo says Dhavalikar conspiracy

The MGP suspended its general secretary, former MLA Lavoo Mamlatdar for a period of 6 years after a acrimonious meeting on Saturday morning.The decision was announced by the MGP president Deepak Dhavalikar.Lavoo told Goa 365 after the meeting that he was not too concerned about this and would be approaching the courts seeking justice.There has been some confusion in the …

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Cong files complaint with EC over dep CM appointments

On Friday, the Congress has challenged the appointment of two deputy chief ministers by the chief minister Pramod Sawant.The two were appointed by an administrative order. Spokeman Trajan D’Mello says that he has challenged the order as, as per the code of conduct no political party can make any such appointments during the election code of conduct. Watch

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No mention of Education portfolio in notification: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party has pointed out that there is no mention of Education portfolio in the notification of portfolios issued by the government recently.The party has sought clarification on the issue.AAP spokesperson Valmiki Naik said the education in the state is already in doldrums as many government schools continue to close down.

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Will Dr Sawant distribute Parrikar’s remaining portfolios?

The official notification is finally out. Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has distributed the portfolios. With absolutely no changes.Except that Sawant replaces Manohar Parrikar as chief minsiter. But the real question is that is this the final list? Will Dr Sawant continue to retain all the remaining around 26 portfolios? This may be clear only after the code of conduct …

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