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57 file nominations in 16 wards for panchayat by-polls

PANJIM: In all 57 candidates have filed nominations from 16 wards in 11 panchayats for the by-polls scheduled on July 1. On Tuesday, the State Election Commission received 66 nominations from 57 candidates from 16 wards, which were caught up in litigation over delimitation and reservation before the High Court. …

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Cong: CMP is a repeat of BJP’s 2012 manifesto

Panaji: Congress on Monday was unimpressed with the BJP coalition government’s common minimum programme calling it a “hollow document” consisting of “repeated promises made by the BJP government in 2012”. Chief minister Manohar Parrikar released the common minimum programme (CMP) for the BJP-led coalition government but Congress spokesperson Yatish Naik …

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17 sarpanchas of 18 panchayats in Ponda elected unopposed

Ponda: Seventeen sarpanchas of the 18 panchayats in Ponda taluka which went to polls this month were, on Monday, elected unopposed, while voting was held to elect Tivrem Orgao sarpanch. It may be recalled that of the 19 panchayats in Ponda taluka, the election of Betki- Khandola has been stayed …

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Fatorpa slips out of Cong, BJP; may move into GFP fold

MARGAO: Slipped out of the hands of Congress and BJP, the Fatorpa Panchayat is now possibly going into the hands of Goa Forward Party (GFP). Angered with the BJP over the reservation, sitting Sarpanch and a hardworking BJP foot soldier Sanzil D’Costa has severed his affiliation with the BJP now. …

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Nine Curtorim panchas rally behind Reginaldo

Margao: Nine members of the 11-member Maina Curtorim Panchayat have rallied behind Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco. With this the picture of one of the four panchayats of Curtorim is clear and the panchas will soon form the panchayat. Vinnie Fernandes, Isabella Gomes, Shubhangi Prabhu, Akshada Korgaonkar Florina Menezes, Rui …

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Over 5,000 candidates to fight for 1,450 wards

Panaji: After getting its fair share of controversy over delimitation and reservation of wards, 186 panchayats in the state will go for polls on Sunday.The village panchayat elections will witness a two-phase process this time after the high court issued a stay in 15 wards at 10 panchayats.Apart from these …

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Now, Cong blames Guv for failing to form govt

Panaji: Even two months after it failed to form the government, despite emerging as the single largest party in the State Assembly elections, Congress continues its blame game. This time it has accused Goa Governor Dr Mridula Sinha for failing to act ‘judiciously’ in government formation. “We emerged as the …

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Day 1: 54 nominations received

Panjim: On the first day of filing nominations for the panchayat elections, 54 candidates filed papers before the returning officers.As per information available, 31 nominations were received in North Goa, that is 13 in Pernem, 11 in Bardez, three each in Bicholim and Tiswadi and one in Sattari.South Goa received …

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BJP, Cong eye regional parties, Independents for RS election

Panjim: Lobbying for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Goa has begun, with the election scheduled on June 8. The ruling BJP and opposition Congress have started lobbying with the regional parties and Independents, to field an acceptable candidate. While the saffron party will shortlist its candidate on Friday, Congress …

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540 panchayat wards reserved for SC, ST, OBC

Porvorim: A day after the schedule for the panchayat polls was notified, the government announced reservations of 540 seats in 186 panchayats, which go to the polls on June 11.The 540 wards have been reserved for OBC, ST and SC out of which 167 are for women. Also, another 323 …

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