ANYTIME FROM NOW PARRIKAR WILL ANNOUNCE HIS CHOICE OF CONSTITUENCY TO FIGHT UPCOMING BY-ELECTION

Panaji (Goa): It’s today, when Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will announce from which constituency he is going to contest the by-polls. Parrikar, who resigned as Union Defence Minister on March 13 to take over as Goa’s Chief Minister, post assembly elections, has to get himself elected in next five months to be part of the State Legislative Assembly. “Parrikar will announce the…

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CONGRESS TO SUPPORT GST BILL IN THE HOUSE

Porvorim (Goa): The one-day session of the State Legislative assembly to pass the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill will be held on Tuesday morning at 11.30 am. As the Union Government setting July 1 target to roll out the unified indirect tax regime just over two months away, the States have to pass the bill for…

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WE WANT MORE RESERVATION FOR SC IN PANCHAYATS: CONGRESS

Panaji (Goa): The Congress party on Monday demanded that the reservation for Schedule Caste for the panchayat elections be given in all 12 talukas and not just in Pernem and Bicholim. Addressing media persons, the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) office bearer Shambhu Bhai Bandekar demanded that35 wards should be reserved for SC covering all talukas. He opposed SC reservation…

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ASSEMBLY SESSION ON TUESDAY, SECTION 144 IMPOSED

Porvorim (Goa): In lieu of a day-long special session of the State Legislative Assembly on the GST Bill scheduled tomorrow, the North District Magistrate has prohibited the assembly and gathering of five or more persons. The advisory also bans taking out or organizing processions, carrying of firearms or weapons, the use of loudspeakers at any public place, street,…

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CONGRESS CONFIDENT OF FORMING GOVT IN GOA AFTER ENSUING BY-ELECTION

Panaji (Goa): The Congress party in Goa today said that they would be forming government in the State after the upcoming by-elections in two constituencies. “The voters had completely rejected the BJP during the recently held State Legislative Assembly election but the party managed to form the government with the help of vested interests,” A Chellakumar, Congress in-charge of Goa…

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For the first time SC reservation for Panchayat polls

Porvorim (Goa)  For the  first time, the schedule caste community will have reservation in the Panchayat elections, which are scheduled to be held on June 11. “The unique feature of this election is that for the very first time there is going to be reservation for SC. Total nine wards have been reserved for SC, which is almost 2 percent,”…

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Goa Panchayat polls on June 11

Panaji (Goa): A day after the Goa bench of Bombay High Court directed the Goa government and State Election Commission (SEC) to hold the Panchayat polls by June 12, the State Election Commission has proposed holding the polls on June 11 being a Sunday. “We are all set to hold the polls on June 11. We had suggested to holding…

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Have panchayat election on or before June 12, HC tells Govt

Panaji (Goa): In a major setback to State government’s plan to hold Panchayat elections on June 17, the Bombay High Court at Goa has directed that the elections for 186 panchayats be held on or before June 12. The Court while passing an order in a petition related to panchayat polls, has slammed government for delaying the delimitation process…

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Congress gears up for Valpoi by-polls

Valpoi (Goa): Ahead of forthcoming by-elections for Valpoi assembly seat, the Congress party has re-constituted it block committee there under the presidentship of Ashish Kanekar, who contested the 2017 assembly elections on AAP ticket against then Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane. In an order issued on May 2, party president Luizinho Faleiro has reconstituted 105 member Valpoi block congress committee headed…

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Former Congress MP wants Sonia Gandhi to hand over leadership to Rahul

Panaji (Goa): Congress’ former Member of Parliament John Fernandes on Tuesday opined that it’s high time that ailing party national president Sonia Gandhi step down from the responsibility thereby appointing her son Rahul as party chief. Speaking to media persons, Fernandes said that Sonia Gandhi, under whose leadership the party has been facing poll debacle, is helping Prime Minister…

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