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Re-polling ordered at Aquem booth

NT NETWORK MARGAO Several voters of Aquem, Margao had to return home without casting their vote at polling booth no 8 as the observer for the Margao constituency, Mansi Nimbhal noted ‘faulty procedure’ on the part of the presiding officer Gokuldas Naik, and insisted on re-polling. As the news spread out, candidates of different parties contesting the election rushed to …

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Faulty procedure forces re-poll at Margao booth

NT NETWORK MARGAO Barring a couple of incidents of the electronic voting machines (EVMs) turning faulty and a faulty procedure forcing re-polling in one of the booths in Margao, voting was overall peaceful in the constituencies of Margao, Fatorda, Benaulim, Nuvem and Quepem. South district election officer and District Collector Swapnil Naik said that roughly 80 per cent voting has …

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Large queues in N Goa; first-time voters all smiles

NT NETWORK PANAJI The election conducted in the capital city witnessed a voter passing away while going to perform his electoral duty even as the Election Commission dedicated a special polling station to the first-time voters, and gave away souvenirs to handful of them. The capital city, which posted quite high 60.13 voting percentage, had its polling station number 27 …

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11.10 lakh voters to decide fate of 251 candidates

NT NETWORK PANAJI After the fierce month-long campaigning, Goa is all set to go to the polls on Saturday wherein the Bharatiya Janata Party, this time, will be fighting the election against its former ally Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), which has forged an alliance with Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) and Shiv Sena (SS). Among the other major contesting political parties …

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In a first, entire Porvorim declared sensitive region

  PANAJI: For the first time in the electoral history of Goa, an entire constituency has been declared as a sensitive region. The North Goa district administration has declared Porvorim constituency as sensitive owing to complaints and reports of skirmishes reported in the region.  Seven polling booths in St Cruz and Calangute constituencies have been identified to be vulnerable in the …

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Cops in S Goa to focus on EVM, polling staff security

MARGAO: Around 1,190 police personnel will be on election duty in South Goa besides the central paramilitary forces, central reserved police force and Kerala and Karnataka reserved police forces. A total of 342 home guards will also be on poll duty as Goa goes to polls on Saturday.

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BJP will retain power with 2/3rd majority: Parrikar

  PANAJI: Maintaining that the Bharatiya Janata Party will retain power with a two-third majority in the upcoming state legislative assembly election, the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the party will not require support of any other  party as “the people of Goa want able and stable government.”

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Goa has seen only palti-vartan, not parivartan: Congress

NT NETWORK PANAJI Congress party has expressed confidence that the people of the state will award the party with a full majority to form the next government on its own prowess. On Wednesday, four former chief ministers of the Congress party, Luizinho Faleiro, Pratapsingh Rane, Ravi Naik and Digambar Kamat, addressed the media in Panaji, on the eve of the …

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