THE PANCHAYAT ELECTION PROCESS IS RIGGED: GIRISH CHODANKAR

Margao (Goa): Congress in Goa party has accused BJP-led Goa Government of making mockery of democracy during the whole process of conducting Panchayat elections purely to serve its political interest and not of the people. The election for 180-odd panchayat bodies in Goa us scheduled on June 11. “The manipulations done by CM Manohar Parrikar and his…

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SOME LEADERS FROM OTHER PARTIES ARE IN TOUCH WITH US FOR RAJYA SABHA POLL: LUIZINHO FALEIRO

Panaji (Goa) The Congress party has claimed that several leaders from other parties are in touch with them for deciding candidate for upcoming Rajya sabha poll seat in Goa. The party has hinted at consensus candidate to be fielded against BJP. “Congress will take into confidence other parties too. It is the election, it is the numbers finally. Lot of…

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BJP SHORTLISTS SEVEN NAMES FOR RS, DECISION ON SUNDAY

Panaji (Goa): Four former legislators, ex-OSD to chief minister, party State president and a senior party leader are the seven names discussed for the ensuing elections to the lone Rajya Sabha seat. Rajendra Arlekar, who lost the Goa legislative assembly elections held in February; ex-Panaji MLA Siddhart Kunkalienkar, who ‘sacrifised’ his seat for Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar…

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54 NOMINATIONS ON FIRST DAY OF PANCHAYAT POLLS

Panaji (Goa) Not a single nomination was filed from talukas of Dharbandora, Sanguem, Mormugao and Canacona on the first day of the nominations for the panchayat elections to be held on June 11. The four talukas has total 239 wards. The State election commission received total 54 nominations on the first day. Total 31 nominations were received in North Goa that is 13…

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UNION ENVIRONMENT MINISTER ANIL DAVE NO MORE 

New Delhi Union Environment Minister Anil Dave who was instrumental in giving new directions to country’s green movement passed away this morning. He was 60. It was not immediately know what caused his death or whether he was rushed to a medical facility. “Absolutely shocked by the sudden demise of my friend & a very respected colleague, Environment Minister Anil Madhav…

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RAM RAM FOR SHANTARAM! SCHEDULE FOR RAJYA SABHA ANNOUNCED

Porvorim (Goa): The elections to elect the Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament in Goa would be held on June 8. As per the communication from the Election Commission of India (ECI), the term of office of the sole member of Rajya Sabha Shantaram Naik (Congress) is due to expire on his retirement on July 28. The term of the…

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PARRIKAR GOVT MIGHT SING A BREAK UP SONG OVER RERA ISSUE

Porvorim (Goa): In what could lead to first rift between the coalition partners, the Manohar Parikar led cabinet on Wednesdaydecided to hand over the charge of Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) to Urban Development (UD) headed by BJP Minister Francis D’Souza. The RERA was initially with the Ministry for Town and Country Planning (TCP) under Vijay Sardessai, the coalition…

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ELECTION CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PANCHAYATS FROM TOMORROW

Panaji (Goa): The model code of conduct for the June 11 Panchayat elections in the state will come into force from Thursday. Also filing of nominations for the elections will begin from tomorrow. The code of conduct, which would be in force till the end of counting process on June 13, will be applicable in 186 village Panchayats going for polls. In…

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COUNTING FOR PANCHAYAT POLLS ON JUNE 13

Panaji (Goa): The counting for 186 village Panchayat elections would be held on June 13. Total 1522 wards will be going for polls on June 11. The five year term of the existing Panchayat ends on May 26. The State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday issued notification announcing schedule for the Panchayat elections. In the notification issued by SEC Commissioner RK Srivastava, it is been announced…

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MAJOR BUREAUCRATIC RESHUFFLE IN STATE ADMINISTRATION

Panaji (Goa): The State government on Monday ordered transfer of 15 junior scale officers of Goa Civil Service. Also it allocated additional charges to ten junior scale officers while continuing them at the current posting. The order was issued on Monday by the Additional Secretary (personnel) Y M Maralkar. Deputy Director Panchayat, South Ajay Gaude is been transferred as…

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