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Counting of votes in 5 states begins; massive lead for BJP in UP, AAP in Punjab

New Delhi: Counting of votes for the just-concluded Assembly elections in five states began on Thursday morning. As per early trends coming in, BJP opened the day with a massive lead in Uttar Pradesh. Congress on the other hand was leading in less than five seats.   Congress staring at complete washout? The early trends...

Assembly elections 2022: Voting underway in Goa, Uttarakhand, UP

New Delhi: Voting for the second phase of the ongoing Assembly election season began on Monday morning. The three states voting today are Goa, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, the latter witnessing its second phase. In Goa, where elections are being held for40 seats, the chief electoral officer said that the process was peaceful with 11.04...

In support of Utpal Parrikar, Shiv Sena withdraws its candidate from Panaji

Panaji: The Shiv Sena, ‘keeping its word’, has withdrawn its candidate from Panaji in Goa in support of Utpal Parrikar, son of former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar. The announcement came a day after Utpal Parrikar filed his nomination as an independent candidate from Panaji. In a tweet, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, “We’re keeping...

NCP in talks with Congress, TMC for alliance in Goa, says Sharad Pawar

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party is in talks with Congress and Trinamool Congress for an alliance in Goa, said NCP chief Sharad Pawar. He shared the information at a press conference in Mumbai ahead of Assembly elections in five states. NCP, Congress and TMC are in talks for an alliance in Goa, he said, adding that...

Goa: Science and technology minister Michael Lobo resigns, may join Congress today

Panaji: The political scene ahead of Assembly elections in Goa is heating up. Just a month ahead of the polls, Goa minister Michael Lobo resigned as minister and MLA. He is likely to join Congress on Monday afternoon. Michael Lobo, a two-time MLA from Calangute, was the minister for science, technology and waste management in...

EC announces Assembly elections in 5 states from Feb 10 to March 7; counting on March 10

7-phase Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, 2 in Manipur and single-phase polls for Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand New Delhi: The Assembly elections in five states of the country, namely Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab, will be held between February 10 and March 7, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra announced on Saturday. Elections in...

Goa: Sitting MLA Aleixo Reginaldo joins TMC day after quitting Congress

Grand Old Party’s presence in Goa Assembly down from 17 seats to 2 Panaji: Three-time Congress MLA from Goa’s Curtorim, Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday, a day after resigning from the Grand Old Party. Ironically, Lourenco’s exit comes just four days after he was named the party’s candidate from Curtorim...

Won’t tolerate bullying by Delhi, says Mamata Banerjee in Goa

Panaji: The bullying by Delhi (Central government) will not be tolerated, said West Bengal Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) chief Mamata Banerjee in Goa on Thursday. She was addressing a gathering of party workers at International Centre in Dona Paula in the coastal state where she is on a three-day tour. In...

Nafisa Ali joins Trinamool Congress in Goa ahead of 2022 Assembly polls

Panaji: Bollywood actress Nafisa Ali joined the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in Goa on Friday. Along with her, Mrinalini Deshprabhu, too, joined the party. They are the latest to join the party in recent times. Recently, BJP MP and former singer Babul Supriyo and MLA Krishna Kalyani joined TMC in West Bengal. Nafisa Ali, who...

Goa to make premarital counselling mandatory to curb rise in divorces

In a bid to curb the rising cases of divorce, the Goa government has decided to make premarital counselling mandatory for couples. The state government is going to soon come up with a policy regarding it. Goa law minister Nilesh Cabral has announced that premarital counselling sessions for couples registering for marriage will be introduced...

Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal acquitted in rape case by Goa court

A sessions court in Goa on Friday acquitted senior journalist and founder-editor of Tehelka magazine, Tarun Tejpal, in a 2013 rape case. The court was supposed to pronounce the verdict on April 27, but judge Kshama Joshi had then adjourned the pronouncement to May 12. It was postponed again till May 19 and then on...

26 COVID-19 patients die in Goa hospital, health minister wants court investigation

At least 26 COVID-19 positive patients died while receiving treatment at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) during the wee hours on Tuesday. Health minister Viswajit Rane has sought a probe by the high court to ascertain the exact cause of death. Rane said that the deaths took place between 2 am and 6...