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Cong workers celebrate Babush’s victory

Panaji: After witnessing an early lead in the second round, the supporters of Atanasio Monserrate alias Babush gathered at the Polytechnic – Altinho circle in the morning and soon ex-mayors Surendra Furtado, Yatin Parekh and councillors joined them. Babush, who came to the counting centre in his car, and was soon surrounded by his supporters and well wishers, amidst shouting …

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With only 76 votes extra, Shirodkar adds Shiroda seat to BJP kitty

Ponda: After defecting from Congress party to join BJP, Subhash Shirodkar managed to win the Shiroda seat with a mere margin of just 76 votes on Thursday. He has polled10,661and his rival MGP candidate Pandurang ‘Dipak’ Dhavalikar secured 10,585 votes. While Congress candidate Mahadev Naik managed to get only 2,402 votes, Goa Suraksha Manch candidate Santosh Satarkar polled 284 votes …

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MODI PULLS OFF SPECTACULAR VICTORY FOR NDA

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a super-sized victory for a second term in office, as his message of nationalism, security, Hindu pride and a New India was wholeheartedly embraced by voters across large swathes of the country. With the elections establishing the 68-year-old Modi as the most popular leader in decades, …

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D-Day for Goan politics

Panaji: Counting of the votes polled for the Lok Sabha elections and the bypolls to four assembly segments – Mandrem, Panaji, Mapusa and Shiroda – will take place on Thursday. The votes will be counted at the Government Polytechnic College at Altinho, Panaji, and at the Government Multipurpose College at Borda, Margao, for North Goa and South Goa respectively. The …

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Builders opting for old GST rate face problems

New Delhi: Builders are facing a piquant situation with homebuyers insisting that they will pay only the new rate of 5 per cent GST on flats even though the developer has opted for the old rate of 12 per cent to take advantage of credit on inputs like paints, cement and steel. As part of rationalisation of the Goods and …

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Team India reach England

New Delhi: The Indian cricket team touched down in London on Wednesday ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 which is scheduled to be played between May 30 and July 14. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) uploaded the image on social media and their post read: “Touchdown London #TeamIndia”. Skipper Virat Kohli also took social media …

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Goa’s Narendra Naik leads Champion team of India

Fatorda: As the referee blew the final whistle to mark the end of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Sub Junior final supporters of Reliance Foundation Young Champs jumped into the playing field screaming and flaying their arms. Their joy – the reliance team was captained by Narendra Naik of Goa. “He joined Reliance Foundation when he was twelve. It …

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Foolproof security for vote count

Panaji: Security has been beefed up at the strongrooms (where EVMs are stored) and  counting centres in Panaji and Margao, and  fourth layer of security has been added to the existing three layers. The votes polled for the parliamentary elections and the bypolls to four assembly segments will be counted on May 23. A senior police official said that in …

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Air passenger found with gold paste worth Rs 48.50 lakh

Vasco: The air intelligence unit (AIU) of Goa Customs, on Tuesday, informed that their sleuths  apprehended an international passenger who had arrived from Muscat at the Dabolim airport, and seized gold paste, weighing 1360 grams, worth Rs 48.50 lakh, from his possession in the wee hours. Customs sleuths, headed by assistant commissioner of customs (AIU) Navin Patel and assistant commissioner …

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Living in accordance to Allah’s will

Danuska Da Gama Ramzan in Arabic translates to ‘extreme dryness and intolerable heat’. While the idea of fasting is to practice self restraint, a period of introspection, communal prayer (salat), charity and reading the Quran are symbolic during this time that begins and ends with appearance of the new moon. Muslims during this month fast from the time of sunrise …

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