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House partially gutted at Carona

Mapusa: A house was partially gutted on Thursday morning at Carona causing a loss of around Rs 15 lakh. The cause of fire is suspected to be short circuit. According to Mapusa fire station on Thursday morning a call was received by them informing about the fire in a house at Carona around 8.30 am. A team led by sub …

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10 rebel Goa Cong MLAs formally join BJP in Delhi

Panaji: The ten rebel Congress MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi on Thursday. The Congressmen were inducted into the BJP by working president of the BJP, J P Nadda, at the party’s headquarters in the national capital. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar were present on the occasion. Those who joined the BJP …

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Govt notifies merger

Panaji: The government has issued a notification on July 10 regarding merger of two-third of the Indian National Congress Legislature Party into Bharatiya Janata Party. “Therefore, the Speaker has taken note of the same and accordingly, seats are allotted to these ten members along with members of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the House,” the notification adds. Citing the names …

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CM to attend crucial meet on mining in Delhi today

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will be attending a high-level meeting of the central government as regards the mining issue in Goa, on July 12, in New Delhi. The meeting will be chaired by Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah and attended by Union Minister for Mines Pralhad Joshi. Advocate General of Goa Devidas Pangam will also remain present …

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Cong to move court seeking disqualification of rebel MLAs

Margao: Stating that the Congress party would move court seeking disqualification of the ten rebel Congress MLAs who have joined BJP, All-India Congress Committee secretary and Goa desk in-charge Dr A Chella Kumar Thursday said that giving party ticket to Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate to contest the Panaji bypoll was the biggest blunder by his party. Chella Kumar arrived in Goa Wednesday …

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‘Congressmen’ form 2/3rd majority in BJP

Panaji: The entry of ten Congress legislators has given a big boost to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, as its strength rose to 27, which is close to three-fourth of the composition of the state assembly. The BJP now has 18 of its legislators, who were Congressmen at one time or the other. The entry of Chandrakant Kavlekar, who was …

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Yet another irregularity in tourism dept comes to fore

Panaji: The recent exposé by ‘The Navhind Times’ linked to the department of tourism vis-à-vis Travel and Tourism Fair being held in Kolkata from July 12, which forced the department to withdraw from the particular event, has now resulted in more skeletons tumbling out of the closet of the department. Rampant corruption in the department has come to the fore …

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Cong MLAs were planning to merge with BJP for long

Rohan Shrivastav | NT Panaji: The plan of 10 Congress MLAs – comprising two-third majority to merge their party’s legislative wing into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was cooking up for over a considerable period. There were several factors that led to the opposition MLAs joining BJP, which also include the conflict between the former leader of the CLP Chandrakant …

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3 Cong MLAs draw flak from Saxtikars

Refuting the MLAs’ claim that they have changed sides for serving the people of their constituencies and not for greed of power, many voters from Nuvem, Velim and Cuncolim felt that they have done so only for self gains Roque Dias | NT Margao: The decision of three Salcete Congress legislators to merge with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with seven other Congress …

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Cyclonic winds wreak havoc in Cacra village

Abdul Wahab Khan | NT Panaji: Cyclonic winds that blew in the wee hours of Thursday wreaked havoc on Cacra, a small fishing village situated near the Goa University atop the Taleigao plateau. Members of about 12 families bore the brunt as many trees particularly coconut trees got uprooted and some houses also got damaged. As howling winds and heavy …

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