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Goa polls: Shiv Sena drops candidate from Panaji to support Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal
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Goa polls: Shiv Sena drops candidate from Panaji to support Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal

Utpal Parrikar, son of former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, filed his nomination papers from the Panaji Assembly constituency on Thursday after BJP denied him a ticket

Goa polls: Utpal Parrikar quits BJP, to contest election from Panaji as Independent
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Goa polls: Utpal Parrikar quits BJP, to contest election from Panaji as Independent

The son of former Goa chief minister late Manohar Parrikar wanted to contest the Assembly elections for BJP from Panaji, where the ruling party has fielded incumbent MLA Atanasio Monserrate

Goa election 2022: Arvind Kejriwal names advocate Amit Palekar as AAP's CM candidate for polls
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Goa election 2022: Arvind Kejriwal names advocate Amit Palekar as AAP's CM candidate for polls

Palekar is an advocate by profession and comes from the Bhandari community

Goa BJP MLA Alina Saldanha resigns from seat and party, says 'bedlam' in coastal state
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Goa BJP MLA Alina Saldanha resigns from seat and party, says 'bedlam' in coastal state

Alina said she took the decision to leave the BJP after attending a party meeting on Wednesday 'wherein a sentence of a party stalwart made me realise that it is time I leave the party'

PM Modi will be more powerful as Congress not serious about politics, says Mamata Banerjee
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PM Modi will be more powerful as Congress not serious about politics, says Mamata Banerjee

Apparently targeting the BJP-led central government, the TMC supremo said there was enough of Delhi's 'dadagiri' (bullying)

Tarun Tejpal rape verdict: Complainant did not behave like sexual assault victim, says judge in acquittal order
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Tarun Tejpal rape verdict: Complainant did not behave like sexual assault victim, says judge in acquittal order

The court also observed that there was no medical evidence on record to prove sexual assault due to the delay in lodging of FIR

Relief flight ferries 150 Spanish, European Union nationals stranded in Goa amid coronavirus lockdown
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Relief flight ferries 150 Spanish, European Union nationals stranded in Goa amid coronavirus lockdown

Spanish nationals, who were stranded in Goa due to lockdown, left for Madrid by a special flight. They were screened at Goa International Airport before their departure

RSS' Bhaiyyaji Joshi says Hindu community 'not synonymous' with BJP, political fight should not be linked to religion
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RSS' Bhaiyyaji Joshi says Hindu community 'not synonymous' with BJP, political fight should not be linked to religion

Invoking history, the RSS leader said Hindus never invaded other countries. 'Whatever wars Hindus had fought were for self defence. Everyone has the right to self defence,' he said.

Tigers must be punished for eating cows like humans, says Goa MLA Churchill Alemao during Assembly debate on man-animal conflicts
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Tigers must be punished for eating cows like humans, says Goa MLA Churchill Alemao during Assembly debate on man-animal conflicts

'What is the punishment for a tiger when he eats a cow? When a human being eats cow, he is punished,' Goa MLA Churchill Alemao said.

Afghan student stabbed near Goa University campus; state NSUI chief demands strong action to avoid ‘Jamia, JNU-like situation’
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Afghan student stabbed near Goa University campus; state NSUI chief demands strong action to avoid ‘Jamia, JNU-like situation’

An Afghan student studying at the Goa University was stabbed by a group of men near, a police official said on Tuesday

Onion prices remain high across major cities; average rate Rs 100 per kg, highest Rs 165 per kg at Panaji
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Onion prices remain high across major cities; average rate Rs 100 per kg, highest Rs 165 per kg at Panaji

According to the data, onion prices are ruling at Rs 96 per kg in the national capital, Rs 102 per kg in Mumbai, Rs 100 in Chennai and Rs 140 per kg in Kolkata

Unmanned 3,000 ton tanker carrying naphtha drifting towards Goa's Panaji; Indian Coast Guard monitoring situation
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Unmanned 3,000 ton tanker carrying naphtha drifting towards Goa's Panaji; Indian Coast Guard monitoring situation

The tanker, which was anchored at Mormugaon Port Trust, began drifting towards Panaji after strong winds and a rough current caused its anchor line to break

Goa court adjourns hearing in Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case till 21 October after survivor fails to attend proceedings
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Goa court adjourns hearing in Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case till 21 October after survivor fails to attend proceedings

A Goa Court on Monday adjourned till 21 October the trial against Tehelka magazine founder Tarun Tejpal in a sexual assault case lodged by his former woman colleague.

Goa ex-deputy speaker Victoria Fernandes dies: 85-yr-old was being treated at Panaji private hospital
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Goa ex-deputy speaker Victoria Fernandes dies: 85-yr-old was being treated at Panaji private hospital

Victoria Fernandes, a former deputy Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly, died in the wee hours on Saturday

Four new ministers inducted into Goa cabinet, including ex-deputy Speaker Michael Lobo and three Congress defectors
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Four new ministers inducted into Goa cabinet, including ex-deputy Speaker Michael Lobo and three Congress defectors

On Friday, the Goa chief minister had asked three legislators from the coalition partner, Goa Forward Party, and an independent legislator, Rohan Khaunte, to step down. Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, Vinod Palienkar and Jayesh Salgaocar are the ministers from the Goa Forward Party(GFP), who were asked to resign.

Ahead of Goa cabinet reshuffle, CM Pramod Sawant drops four ministers; ex-deputy Speaker Michael Lobo likely to be inducted
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Ahead of Goa cabinet reshuffle, CM Pramod Sawant drops four ministers; ex-deputy Speaker Michael Lobo likely to be inducted

According to the notification, the four Goa ministers who were dropped from the state cabinet are – Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar, Rural Development Minister Jayesh Salgaonkar (all GFP MLAs) and Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte (Independent).

Goa LIVE News and Updates: Pramod Sawant says he 'welcomes' support from rebel Congress MLAs to 'strengthen' state govt
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Goa LIVE News and Updates: Pramod Sawant says he 'welcomes' support from rebel Congress MLAs to 'strengthen' state govt

Goa LIVE News and Updates: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant, who on Wednesday accepted at least 10 rebel Congress MLAs into the BJP, said, 'They have supported me to strengthen the state government and I welcome it."

Goa environmentalists cheer Pramod Sawant's proposal for rain harvesting, raising ground water level
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Goa environmentalists cheer Pramod Sawant's proposal for rain harvesting, raising ground water level

t the NITI Ayog's meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, Sawant said his government would take steps to ensure proper rainwater harvesting to overcome scarcity in the state. Karnataka and Goa, the riparian states of Mahadayi, have been locked in a bitter battle over the sharing of water of the river. Environmentalist Sachin Tendulkar said that the focus should be on rainwater recharge in higher reaches and foothills of the state through micro watershed-based approach.

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: State, constituency, party-wise winning candidates; full winners list
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Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: State, constituency, party-wise winning candidates; full winners list

Registering an emphatic win, BJP-led NDA has won the general elections with a thumping majority and the party alone has won 303 seats. Here's the state, constituency and party-wise, full winners list

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Goa Election Results 2019: 17th Lok Sabha Elections Full Coverage State, party and Constituency wise
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Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Goa Election Results 2019: 17th Lok Sabha Elections Full Coverage State, party and Constituency wise

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Goa Election Results 2019: 17th Lok Sabha Elections Full Coverage State, party and Constituency wise: The Congress suffered a shocking defeat in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as the results of the Lok Sabha election came in on Thursday.