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Dabolim airport will not be shut for civilians: Parrikar


July 19th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Indian Navy-run military-cum-civilian airport at Dabolim will not be shut when a new greenfield airport at Mopa in north Goa comes up, Chief Minister Manohar ... Read more...

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Three tourists injured in Goa hotel accident


July 6th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) Three tourists including two Americans were injured after a false ceiling came crashing down upon them at a hotel in Cavelossim village here. The injuries were ... Read more...

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Minors kill grandmother to get cash for betting; 5 held


June 21st, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 21 (IANS) The Goa Police have claimed to have solved the murder of a 65-year-old woman with the arrest of five people, including two of her grandchildren. The ... Read more...

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Congress going through a ‘lull’ period in Goa: MP


June 7th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) Former chief minister and Congress MP Francisco Sardinha Thursday defended his party's inability to take the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government head on in Goa, ... Read more...

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Navy preventing Goa Christians from praying at chapel: Congress MP


May 9th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A Congress MP Wednesday accused the Indian Navy of repeatedly barring Christians from praying at a sacred chapel on the Anjadip island, a few hundred ... Read more...

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Opposition to Goa airport project continues


April 26th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 26 (IANS) The Goa government's decision to quickly complete a controversial airport project at Mopa near the Maharashtra border is being criticised by the state's political parties and ... Read more...

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Poll delays bonus for Goa employees, again


April 25th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) Goa government employees, waiting for a one-time bonus announced to them Dec 19 last year, have again been hit by the election code of conduct jinx.The ... Read more...

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Two detained for molesting Russian women in Goa


April 4th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) Two Russian women were molested and robbed and their male friends beaten up late Tuesday night near Varca beach in south Goa, police said. Two suspects ... Read more...

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Facelift of two popular Goa beaches to cost Rs.10 crore


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) Giving a facelift to two of Goa's most popular beaches will cost more than Rs.10 crore (Rs.100 million), says a report.In the Economic Survey report tabled ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia fail to garner votes for Goa Congress


March 7th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 7 (IANS) Assembly constituencies in Goa where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Congress president Sonia Gandhi campaigned have resulted in dismal returns for the Congress.Sonia Gandhi's rally at ... Read more...

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Congress Waterloo in Goa due to family raj: Congress


March 6th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Even before the final results are yet to be announced, Goa Congress spokesperson Ramakant Khalap has termed the party's poor showing as the Waterloo of ... Read more...

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Counting begins in Goa


March 6th, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Counting of votes for Goa's 40-member assembly began at two counting centres at 8 a.m. Tuesday.Joint Chief Electoral Officer N.S. Navti said counting in Panaji ... Read more...

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Schoolgirl, two others killed in bus accident


March 5th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) A school bus ferrying children home collided with a truck, killing a 12-year-old girl, and two others Monday afternoon in Goa, police said.The accident took place ... Read more...

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Goa’s political fate to be unveiled Tuesday


March 5th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) Over 1,600 'loaded' electronic voting machines will Tuesday reveal which party rules the 10.26 lakh Goans who voted in record numbers for a new government.According to ... Read more...

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Goa skips siesta to vote, turnout over 80 percent (Night Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Goa seems to have opted against a Saturday siesta with 82.8 percent of its 10.26 lakh voters exercising their franchise to pick a 40-member assembly, ... Read more...

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Goa skips siesta to vote, as high as 80 percent (Evening Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Goa appears to have opted against a Saturday siesta as nearly eight lakh people voted to pick a 40-member assembly, with all political players claiming ... Read more...

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75 percent voting in Goa (Fourth Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) More than seven lakh people voted in Goa Saturday to elect a 40-member assembly.Election Commission officials said the North Goa district with 23 seats reported ... Read more...

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Polling reaches 60 percent in Goa


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) With less than two hours left for polling in Goa to end, over 60 percent of 10.26 lakh voters had already exercised their franchise in ... Read more...

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Minister threatens police officer


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Goa Public Works Department Minister Churchill Alemao Saturday threatened a senior police officer in front of the media when police asked his daughter-candidate to stop canvassing ... Read more...

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Over 42 percent voting in Goa (Third Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Over 42 percent ballotting was reported in Goa by noon Saturday to elect a 40-member assembly.North Goa district which reported 43.16 percent voting has 23 ... Read more...

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20 percent voting in first few hours in Goa (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Around 20 percent balloting was reported in Goa in the first two hours of elections to pick a 40-member assembly Saturday.North Goa district which reported ... Read more...

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Voting starts in Goa (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Polling for the single phase Goa assembly elections for 40 assembly seats began here Saturday morning.The electorate numbering 1,026,306 - men 511,111 and women 515,195 ... Read more...

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Congress ‘promises’ bridge in river-less terrain


February 20th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) In a major gaffe, the Congress election manifesto Monday has promised a bridge in Goa's Neura village -- which is landlocked with no river or rivulet ... Read more...

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Row over British MP Keith Vaz’s campaign in Goa


February 15th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) Poll officials in Goa have sought expert opinion from the Election Commission (EC) over British MP of Indian origin Keith Vaz campaigning here for a Congress ... Read more...

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British MP’s political outing in Goa draws flak


February 14th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) British MP of Indian origin Keith Vaz's electoral campaigning Sunday for a controversial political family in Goa, has triggered outrage in the Goan diasopra and on ... Read more...

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Nothing written on UP poll official’s transfer: Goa official


February 8th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 8 (IANS) The mystery behind the transfer of Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) poll observer Pawan Kumar Sain to Goa deepened as poll officials in the western state said ... Read more...

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Poll official moved out from Kamat constituency


February 8th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) Tuesday shunted out a district returning officer (DRO) in South Goa district which has Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's constituency of ... Read more...

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‘Poll officer not removed for stopping Vadra’s convoy’ (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Tuesday described as "baseless" reports that a district election officer (DEO) in Uttar Pradesh was transferred for stopping the convoy ... Read more...

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EC denies poll officer removed for stopping Vadra’s convoy


February 7th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Tuesday denied reports that a district election officer (DEO) in Uttar Pradesh was transferred for stopping the convoy of Robert ... Read more...

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Goa: Non-IAS officers serving as district magistrates questioned


January 24th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) Election officials in Goa have questioned state administrative service officers, instead of those from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), functioning as district magistrates and district returning ... Read more...

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Congress tries to make Goa polls a family matter (Goa Newsletter)


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Four political families in Goa are seeking as many as 10 assembly tickets from the Congress for the March 3 polls, prompting rivals to hurl ... Read more...

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400 Portuguese citizens removed from Goa electoral roll


December 16th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) Names of nearly 400 voters were deleted from Goa's electoral rolls because the individuals opted for Portuguese nationality, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Friday."(A total ... Read more...

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IFFI kicks off Wednesday, half day in government offices


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) The 42nd International Film Festival of India opens here Wednesday and the state government has announced a half-day holiday for government officials to avoid traffic ... Read more...

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Here comes Sri Sri to Goa


September 20th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Otherwise known for beach parties and infamous for drug abuse and crimes against women, Goa will now have a touch of calm. Art of Living ... Read more...

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Two held for smuggling rare animals


September 7th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 7 (IANS) Two Karnataka residents were nabbed Wednesday for smuggling two Slender Lorises, a rare and endangered species of nocturnal primates largely found in a sanctuary in southern ... Read more...

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