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State to file plea in SC against HC order

Panaji: The state government will move the Supreme Court to vacate the high court of Bombay at Goa order staying reservation and delimitation of some wards for the June 11 panchayat elections. “We will file the petition challenging the high court order on Friday,” panchayats minister Mauvin Godinho told TOI …

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Mickky wants polls postponed

Margao: Former Nuvem MLA Mickky Pacheco has demanded a postponement of the panchayat elections 2017 citing problems in delimitation and reservation process.Mickky said dissent was increasing with regards the reservation and delimitation process by the day. He was speaking at press interaction. He alleged that even the Congress is a …

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NGO calls for boycotting polls

Panaji: Bharat Mukti Morcha (BMM), a NGO, has asked people to boycott village panchayat elections.It said two legislations , Goa Investment Promotion Act, 2014, and National Waterways Act, 2016, have made panchayat bodies powerless. Several panchayat and municipal areas such as Vanxim-Malar (Capao), Bambolim-Nauxim, Sancoale, Amdoi-Sanguem etc have been brought …

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7,647 nominations for panchayat elections

Panaji/Mapusa: The total number of nominations received by the state election commission for the panchayat polls scheduled on June 11 has touched 7,647. Of 7,647 nominations, 3,940 have been filed in North Goa and 3,707 nominations have been received in South Goa. Thursday was the last day to file nominations. …

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Will we ever change?

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That government bashing is a favourite pastime of us Indians, is a well known fact. We do not shy away from blaming the government authorities for almost everything that affects us. While government apathy is genuinely to be blamed in most cases, in many others, a lot can be managed …

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Percentile cut-offs for NEET-PG reduced

Panjim: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in consultation with the Medical Council of India, has reduced the percentile cut-offs for NEET-PG 2017.The move comes after the ministry received various representations from State governments which said that seats in some categories may remain vacant as there is not …

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Tribal leaders remembered

Ponda: The Department of Tribal Welfare in association with the United Tribal Association observed Prerana Din to pay tributes to two tribal youth leaders namely Manguesh Gaonkar and Dilip Velip who lost their life on May 25, 2011 while trying to fulfill the demands of Scheduled Tribe people in the …

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