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Goa Elections 2017: How Congress edged out BJP and blanked out AAP?

The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were going neck and neck in Goa as this article was being written. Any party could make the government in Goa, given how fickle Goa MLAs are and how quickly they change parties. The 40-member state enjoyed political stability over the last ...

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Goa election results 2017: BJP CM among losers as Congress sees chance in hung House

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BY 2 pm, a nervous Rajendra Arlekar, standing in a corner of the counting centre at Bal Bhawan in Panjim, had become the face of the ruling BJP. As the sympathetic security protocol offered the Pernem candidate and Minister for Environment water and protection, and a sloganeering crowd of Maharashtrawadi ...

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Goa Elections 2017: Is Vijai Sardesai of Goa Forward eyeing the Goa CM’s Post in lieu of support to Congress?

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A hung assembly in Goa has sparked off a tug of war between the Congress and the BJP to form the next government in the state. According to sources, Vijai Sardesai of the newly formed Goa Forward party may be eyeing the Goa CM’s seat in lieu of support to ...

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Mumbaikars troubled as Ola, Uber Strike keeps nearly 40k cabs off the roads

A strike called by the union of Ola and Uber cab drivers on Friday, to vent their ire against companies’ policies, has hit commuters hard. Shortage of cabs and cancellation of cab trips has troubled many commuters. Garema Khurana, who travels by cab from Goregaon till Lower Parel daily, had to ...

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Produce green clearance docs for building 3 metro stations: HC

Mumbai, Mar 10 (PTI) The Bombay High Court today asked the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL) to place before it documents pertaining to clearance from the Union Environment Ministry (MoEF) for construction of three stations in South Mumbai under the Metro line III project. The MMRCL, however, claimed before the ...

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Mumbai: Five held with Rs 2.54 crore in demonetised notes

An Indian vendor displays wallets made from replica prints of the demonetised 500 and 1000 INR currency notes prints for sale at a stall in Mumbai on November 22, 2016.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on November 8 that that 500 and 1,000 rupee ($7.50, $15) bills -- 85 percent of the cash in circulation -- would cease to be legal tender in a crackdown on fraud and tax evasion. The move -- which saw the notes withdrawn from circulation just hours after the announcement -- was initially welcomed, but frustrations have mounted in the largely cash-reliant country where millions have been left without enough to cover their daily needs.
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Mumbai: The Mumbai police arrested five persons with cash worth Rs 2.54 crore in demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. They were arrested on Wednesday night by the Tardeo and Antop hill police station. Police said they were going to exchange the demonetised notes with agents on commission ...

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In Mumbai: 9,848 inmates stuffed in 5 jails having room for just 4,773

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With the Bombay high court asking the state government to build a new prison in Mumbai, the focus is back on the overcrowded prisons in and around the city. Mumbai has two prisons (Arthur road jail and Byculla women’s prison) while Navi Mumbai has one (Taloja jail) and Thane has ...

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500 Kgs Egyptian woman Eman Ahmad undergoes bariatric surgery in Mumbai

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A 36-year-old Egyptian woman – reportedly the heaviest in the world – has undergone successful weight-loss surgery at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai. Eman Ahmed was flown to Mumbai on a cargo plane on February 11 in the hope that the hospital’s bariatric surgery specialists would help her reduce her ...

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Congress, NCP call for parallel counting of votes on EVMs, VVPAT in Goa

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PANAJI: The leaders of the Congress and the NCP from Goa on Monday requested the Election Commission to conduct simultaneous counting of votes from EVMs and Voters Verification Paper Audit Trail on March 11 to ensure accuracy. The leaders of both parties called upon the full bench of the ECI, ...

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Navelim resident files petition against inclusion of service voters on rolls

PANAJI: Navelim residentInacio Estevam Vas, on Thursday, filed a writ petition in the High Court of Bombay at Goa with the chief electoral officer and the electoral registration officer of Navelim Constituency as respondents. In his petition he stated that the electoral rolls prepared for Navelim constituency for the 2017 ...

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