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Explained: Will Gujarat Assembly polls be AAP’s ticket to national party status?
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Explained: Will Gujarat Assembly polls be AAP’s ticket to national party status?

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is just shy of one state to achieving its dream of becoming a national party — it’s already a state-recognised outfit in Delhi, Punjab and Goa. A 'national party' tag will further boost Arvind Kejriwal’s 2024 chances of being the main contender to Narendra Modi

Goans celebrate Diwali by burning effigies of demon Narakasur; CM Sawant appeals for pollution-free festival
India

Goans celebrate Diwali by burning effigies of demon Narakasur; CM Sawant appeals for pollution-free festival

The 'Narakasur Vadh' (killing of the demon) competitions began in state capital Panaji and cities like Margao and Vasco at night and continued till early Monday morning. More than 20 groups participated in each competition

5 arrested for smuggling 2,200 kg beef from Bengaluru to Goa
India

5 arrested for smuggling 2,200 kg beef from Bengaluru to Goa

The Ramanagara district police chased the gang and intercepted it at the Excise check-post at Amod in the Joida Circle of Uttara Kannada district on 2 October

Goa: CM states to take strict action against disobedient employees
India

Goa: CM states to take strict action against disobedient employees

According to the chief minister of Goa, employees who come in late for work will face strict punishment for being disobedient.

Goa: Eight new BJP MLAs to meet PM Modi tomorrow
India

Goa: Eight new BJP MLAs to meet PM Modi tomorrow

The MLAs led by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and the BJP's state unit president Sadanand Tanavade will meet the prime minister tomorrow morning

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma rubishes Congress claims, denies role in Goa revolt
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Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma rubishes Congress claims, denies role in Goa revolt

On Wednesday, former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat had led a major revolt by Congress MLAs against the party. The exodus, which saw 8 of the party's 11 MLAs joining the BJP camp, virtually wiped out the Congress from Goa

Firstpost Podcast: Exodus from Congress continues, what lies ahead for the party?
Explainers

Firstpost Podcast: Exodus from Congress continues, what lies ahead for the party?

Eight out of 11 Congress MLAs of Goa have left and joined BJP. Tune in to know why

CM Pramod Sawant takes swipe at Rahul Gandhi, says its 'Congress Chhodo Yatra' in Goa
Politics

CM Pramod Sawant takes swipe at Rahul Gandhi, says its 'Congress Chhodo Yatra' in Goa

Michael Lobo said that the 8 Congress MLAs have joined BJP to strengthen the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Pramod Sawant… ‘Congress chhodo, BJP ko jodo’

Congress breaking amid Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', 3/4th party MLAs in Goa to join BJP
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Congress breaking amid Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', 3/4th party MLAs in Goa to join BJP

The Congress will be left with mere three MLAs in the 40-member Goa Assembly. The party currently has 11 legislators, while the BJP has 20, one short of the majority

Goa restaurant linked to Sonali Phogat's death to be demolished over green rules
India

Goa restaurant linked to Sonali Phogat's death to be demolished over green rules

The restaurant, 'Curlies', was in news recently after Phogat was found partying at the outlet hours before her death. Its owner Edwin Nunes was among five persons arrested in the death case and was later granted bail

Sonali Phogat death: If necessary, probe will be handed over to CBI, says Goa CM Sawant
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Sonali Phogat death: If necessary, probe will be handed over to CBI, says Goa CM Sawant

Earlier on Saturday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar assured Sonali Phogat's family of a CBI probe into the actor's death, Phogat's sister Rupesh said after meeting CM Khattar in Chandigarh

Sonali Phogat case: Goa police detain peddler who supplied drugs to accused
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Sonali Phogat case: Goa police detain peddler who supplied drugs to accused

Suspected drug peddler, Dattaprasad Gaonkar, was detained from Anjuna after the accused “confessed” in their statement that they had had procured drugs from him.

Sonali Phogat death: Goa Police register murder case against two people
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Sonali Phogat death: Goa Police register murder case against two people

Sonali Phogat's brother Rahul Dhaka had earlier claimed that she was murdered. He also said that her family doubts two people, including her personal assistant Sudhir Sangwan

Sonali Phogat's brother claims she was poisoned, says not satisfied with postmortem in Goa
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Sonali Phogat's brother claims she was poisoned, says not satisfied with postmortem in Goa

Rinku Dhaka, brother of Sonali Phogat, said that his sister's body, face, ears had turned blue. He claimed that Sonali was healthy and that she did not die of a heart attack

Sonali Phogat death: It seems to be a case of cardiac arrest, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant
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Sonali Phogat death: It seems to be a case of cardiac arrest, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant

The family members of Haryana BJP leader and actor Sonali Phogat raised serious doubts about her death saying that she could not have died of heart attack. They have even sought a CBI inquiry into the matter

Goa govt, Sadhguru's Isha Outreach sign MoU on soil  conservation
India

Goa govt, Sadhguru's Isha Outreach sign MoU on soil conservation

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said with the signing of the MoU, local farmers, ecology and the state's economy will benefit from soil conservation in Goa

BJP leader and actor Sonali Phogat’s death once again puts spotlight on young India’s weak hearts
Health

BJP leader and actor Sonali Phogat’s death once again puts spotlight on young India’s weak hearts

Unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, high pollution levels and fast-paced social obligations have led to a rise in cardiovascular diseases among the youth of our nation

BJP leader and Bigg Boss 14 contestant Sonali Phogat dies of heart attack in Goa
India

BJP leader and Bigg Boss 14 contestant Sonali Phogat dies of heart attack in Goa

On Monday, Sonali Phogat had complained of uneasiness to her staff after which she was rushed to a hospital in Goa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to virtually address 'Har Ghar Jal Utsav' in Goa today
India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to virtually address 'Har Ghar Jal Utsav' in Goa today

Ahead of his scheduled address, PM Modi appealed to the people who are passionate about water conservation and environment to join the programme

Panchayat polls in Goa on 10 August; more than 5,000 candidates in fray
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Panchayat polls in Goa on 10 August; more than 5,000 candidates in fray

Elections will be held later this year for five panchayats whose term ends in December. The results of the 10 August elections will be declared on 12 August