LOKAYUKTA DOES NOT TRUST STATE GOVT’S ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCIES: CONGRESS

PANAJI The Congress on Monday accused the BJP-led coalition government of trying to interfere into a CBI probe recommended by state Lokayukta in an alleged tablet-PC procurement scam, which happened 2013. State Congress president Girish Chodankar said that Goa Lokayukta PK Mishra recommending CBI probe only means that the anti-corruption institution does not trust state government’s anti-corruption agencies. “By recommending a CBI…

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GSM WILL BE REPLACEMENT FOR BJP IN GOA: VELINGKAR

PANAJI Goa Suraksha Manch founder Subhash Velingkar has said that the GSM will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and will support Narendra Modi at centre if elected. Velingkar also said that GSM will be a replacement to BJP in Goa. “The current BJP in Goa is filled with people who have come from Congress background, therefore GSM will act as a…

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EX- DEPUTY SPEAKER, ST. ANDRE MLA VISHNU WAGH NO MORE

PANAJI Former deputy speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Vishnu Wagh passed away in South Africa last week, his wife Aruna informed on Wednesday. Wagh was 53 years of age. “Vishnu Wagh passed away on February 8 in South Africa while he was on a tour of Cape Town,” his wife Aruna said in an audio message released here. Wagh had been ailing since…

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AMIT SHAH TO ADDRESS GOA BJP WORKERS TODAY

PANAJI The BJP’s booth level party workers will be addressed today by BJP president Amit Shah. BJP state chief Vinay Tendulkar said that Nearly 30,000 booth-level workers are expected to attend the speech of Shah today at Sports Authority of Goa stadium in Bambolim today evening. 

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BJP HIDING FACTS OF MINING DELEGATION MEETING WITH PM: CONGRESS

PANAJI Reacting to the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Goa’s mining delegation which included some BJP MPs and leaders, the Goa Congress has alleged that the BJP is hiding some of the facts about the meeting. State Congress president Girish Chodankar said that other than PM’s ‘main dekhta hoon’ (I will look into it) no other facts of the…

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SOPTE STARTS CAMPAIGN FOR BY-POLLS

PANAJI Dayanand Sopte has kicked-off his election campaigning in Mandrem constituency by performing rituals at Bhagwati temple. Sopte was accompanied by a large number of BJP workers and supporters from Mandrem. Sopte said that some of the senior leaders from the BJP will join him for his campaign as and when they are available.

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ELVIS GOMES TO BE AAP CANDIDATE FROM SOUTH GOA FOR LOK SABHA POLLS

PANAJI Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Elvis Gomes will be the Lok Sabha candidate from South Goa, the party announced on Wednesday. “The PAC (Political Affairs Committee) in AAP has chosen Gomes as its candidate from South Goa,” said AAP spokesperson Durgesh Pathak. “Gomes has the experience of working in different government departments such as urban development department, tourism department and port among…

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DIGAMBAR KAMAT TO LEAD CONGRESS LOK SABHA CAMPAIGN IN GOA

PANAJI Former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will lead the campaign for Congress in Goa for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Meanwhile, A Chella Kumar has been appointed as the chairman of coordination committee with Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar as convener. Chodankar will also serve as the chairperson of the state election committee.

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PRIME MINISTER TO MEET DELEGATION OF MINING DEPENDENTS TODAY

PANAJI Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet a delegation of mining dependents led by Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) president Puti Gaonkar in Delhi today, and discuss the mining issue.  The delegation would also include Union AYUSH minister Shripad Naik, South Goa Lok Sabha MP Narendra Sawaikar, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar, Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant,…

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SARDESAI APOLOGISES FOR HIS COMMENTS

PANAJI TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai on Saturday apologised for his comments in which he compared Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to Jesus Christ. “If anyone is hurt because of the misinterpretation presented by the Congress of my comments, I apologise to people whose sentiments are hurt. But I appeal to the people not to fall prey to the mind games played by…

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