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North Goa Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates: Shripad Naik from BJP is leading with 53.7% votes at 2:59 PM
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North Goa Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates: Shripad Naik from BJP is leading with 53.7% votes at 2:59 PM

The North Goa constituency has been a BJP stronghold since 1999, with Shripad Yesso Naik as its MP.

Assembly bypolls 2019: 46 seats across 13 states to get new MLAs on 23 May; 'mini elections' in Tamil Nadu to seal fate of EPS govt
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Assembly bypolls 2019: 46 seats across 13 states to get new MLAs on 23 May; 'mini elections' in Tamil Nadu to seal fate of EPS govt

On 23 may, besides the 542 Lok Sabha seats, counting of votes will also take place for the bypolls in 46 Assembly constituencies spread across the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Nagaland, Puducherry, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

GSM leader Subhash Velingkar hits out at BJP for not mentioning Mandovi river casinos in run-up to Panaji Assembly bypoll
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GSM leader Subhash Velingkar hits out at BJP for not mentioning Mandovi river casinos in run-up to Panaji Assembly bypoll

The GSM, mentored by former Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar, has opposed the offshore casinos in Mandovi river and has asked that they be shifted from the river to deep in the Arabian Sea

Villagers in south Goa's Costi reminisce about better days as hopes for revival of banned mining industry fade
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Villagers in south Goa's Costi reminisce about better days as hopes for revival of banned mining industry fade

Costi is around 65 kilometres from the Goa capital Panaji. The village and its roads, previously full of lorries and trucks transporting the ore when mining was in full swing, now wear a forlorn look.

'Insensitive' of Sharad Pawar to drag Manohar Parrikar's name into Rafale deal, says former Goa chief minister's son
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'Insensitive' of Sharad Pawar to drag Manohar Parrikar's name into Rafale deal, says former Goa chief minister's son

Parrikar, who took over as defence minister in November 2014, was sworn in as Goa chief minister on 14 March, 2017. He died on 17 March, 2019 after a long battle with a pancreatic cancer.

Daily Bulletin: Manohar Parrikar passes away, BJP-led alliance to decide next Goa CM, India's first Lokpal likely to be announced; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Manohar Parrikar passes away, BJP-led alliance to decide next Goa CM, India's first Lokpal likely to be announced; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar passes away after prolonged illness, BJP-led alliance to decide on next chief minister, Priyanka Gandhi campaigns in Uttar Pradesh along the Ganga, and more

Manohar Parrikar passes away: President Ram Nath Kovind says Goa CM was 'epitome of integrity and dedication'
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Manohar Parrikar passes away: President Ram Nath Kovind says Goa CM was 'epitome of integrity and dedication'

The health of Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, had deteriorated earlier on Saturday.

Senior naval officer booked for 'molesting' domestic help in Goa; accused moves court for anticipatory bail
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Senior naval officer booked for 'molesting' domestic help in Goa; accused moves court for anticipatory bail

In the complaint, the woman accused the officer of molesting her at his private residence in Vasco town, located around 40 km from Panaji, in South Goa district

Bombay HC issues notice to Manohar Parrikar's son Abhijat for destroying forest area to build eco-resort in Goa
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Bombay HC issues notice to Manohar Parrikar's son Abhijat for destroying forest area to build eco-resort in Goa

Last week, deputy sarpanch of the Netravali panchayat, Abhijit Dessai, had filed a petition seeking a stay on the construction of the eco-resort promoted by Parrikar.

'Rahul Gandhi is compulsive liar': Manohar Parrikar's OSD slams Congress chief for claiming Goa CM not involved in Rafale deal
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'Rahul Gandhi is compulsive liar': Manohar Parrikar's OSD slams Congress chief for claiming Goa CM not involved in Rafale deal

Parrikar, a senior BJP leader, is suffering from a pancreatic ailment and has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since February, 2018.

'Didn't discuss Rafale': Manohar Parrikar slams Rahul Gandhi in letter, accuses him of using visit for petty political gains
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'Didn't discuss Rafale': Manohar Parrikar slams Rahul Gandhi in letter, accuses him of using visit for petty political gains

Parrikar, the senior BJP leader wrote a letter to the Congress chief and accused him of making a "false statement for petty political gains" on Wednesday.

Goa Tamil Sangam urges transport minister Nitin Gadkari to name Mandovi bridge after Manohar Parrikar
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Goa Tamil Sangam urges transport minister Nitin Gadkari to name Mandovi bridge after Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar is suffering from a pancreatic ailment and has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, and New York since February, 2018.

PM Narendra Modi to address BJP workers in North Goa through videoconferencing on 27 January
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PM Narendra Modi to address BJP workers in North Goa through videoconferencing on 27 January

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address BJP's booth-level workers from North Goa parliamentary constituency through video conference on January 27

Goa Congress claims attack on party workers in Panaji was 'government-sponsored', accuses police of backing BJP
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Goa Congress claims attack on party workers in Panaji was 'government-sponsored', accuses police of backing BJP

Accusing police of siding with the BJP, Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said the police officers who were present at the spot gave a free hand to the saffron party activists to assault Congress workers.

Go, Goa, Gone: Stories from a changing paradise — and a look at what the future portends
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Go, Goa, Gone: Stories from a changing paradise — and a look at what the future portends

When you speak to long-term residents of the state, you'll hear phrases like “Oh, but it’s not like it was in the old days…” It seems, however, that everyone has a different take on the evolution of Goa

Goa Chief Secretary submits affidavit on Manohar Parrikar's health, calls petition seeking details of CM's ailment 'fishing' enquiry
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Goa Chief Secretary submits affidavit on Manohar Parrikar's health, calls petition seeking details of CM's ailment 'fishing' enquiry

Dubbing a public interest litigation seeking to know the health status of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar as a "roving and fishing" enquiry, Goa Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma on Friday told the Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court that disclosing Parrikar's health records will set a "dangerous precedent"

Congress asks Goa governor to summon special session of Assembly for BJP-led govt to prove majority
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Congress asks Goa governor to summon special session of Assembly for BJP-led govt to prove majority

Congress demanded that Goa governor Mridula Sinha summon a special session of the Assembly and ask the BJP-led coalition government to prove its majority.

Don't compare cloak of secrecy around illnesses of Sonia Gandhi and Manohar Parrikar, says Congress spokesperson
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Don't compare cloak of secrecy around illnesses of Sonia Gandhi and Manohar Parrikar, says Congress spokesperson

Goa's health minister Vishwajit Rane last month conceded that Parrikar was indeed suffering from pancreatic cancer,

Manohar Parrikar receives 'routine check-up' at state-run hospital; source says Goa CM underwent some tests
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Manohar Parrikar receives 'routine check-up' at state-run hospital; source says Goa CM underwent some tests

After his return to Goa, Manohar Parrikar had held a series of meetings with government officials and his cabinet colleagues.