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No surprises in byelections, huge win for ADMK in Jaya’s seat

As anticipated the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) won the assembly by-election to the prestigious Srirangam constituency of Tamil Nadu, earlier held by the party chief J J

Gandhi Jayanti and work ethic

Arguably the most cosmopolitan state, Goa is in the midst of a row over the Gandhi Jayanti holiday. Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar is crying foul after the Congress raked up his government&rsquo

Goa minister quits over conviction in slapping case

Goa Minister Francisco Pacheco, who is also leader of Goa Vikas Party,  resigned on Friday after chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar made a remark that it was embarrassing to have a convicted in

Advancing monsoon and cyclonic storm bring rainfall to west coast

The deep depression in the Arabian Sea has intensified into cyclonic storm `Ashobaa`. It may develop into a `super cyclonic storm` in next 24-36 hours. However, the landfall of the cyclonic storm m

Goa crime branch probe into bribery scam involving US firm

The Goa government has decided to review all projects in which services of US-based company Louis Berger were engaged even as the state crime branch has started the investigation into the bribery s

Karnataka leads in students’ awareness campaign on Swachh Bharat in urban areas

Southern states lead in awareness campaign under Swachh Bharat mission in urban areas. According to the urban development ministry Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Andhra Prade

Evening digest: India to overtake US internet user base by next month

India will have the second largest number of internet users worldwide, overtaking US by December 2015. The internet user base in India will end 50% higher compared to a year ago, by end 2015, that

Elections 2017 D-day: March 11 is the counting day

The election commission has announced the schedule of the biggest electoral bout of the year, in five states.    Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand

Elections 2017: What’s new this time

The elections 2017 – to five states – promise to be the biggest political bout during the Modi government, and will impact the nation like no other political event. Here are the sever

Sun, sand and slow pace of Goa polls

 Goa is all set to witness elections on February 4. I was travelling to the state for the first time with a group of friends a little more than week before the polling date. At first, we were

Respond to notice by Feb 9, poll panel to Parrikar

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has been asked by the Election Commission of India to respond to its notice by February 9 on an election related remark.   The poll

Polling ends, all eyes on March 11

With the final phase polling in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur , the assembly polls for five states, including Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand, came to an end. Amidst all five states, the bat

Has the AAP lost its mojo?

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which dramatically swept to power in Delhi in 2015 bagging 67 of the 70 assembly seats, has failed to work its charm in the 2017 assembly elections. Of the

Ghachar Ghochar in Goa

  The supreme court on Tuesday allowed Manohar Parrikar to be sworn-in as chief minister of Goa, but he must take the trust vote on Thursday.   Parri

Tejas Express: Not so tej

Tejas Express, a semi-high speed train, is supposed to run at 200 kmph. But, on its inaugural run between Mumbai to Karmali (Goa), it touched a maximum speed of 110 kmph. A few days befor

First green helicopter for Coast Guard successfully completes its maiden ground run

The first green helicopter built for Indian Coast Guard successfully completed its maiden ground run in Bengaluru on June 28. It was handed over to the Rotary Wing R&D centre, a design house of

It’s time for Ola, Uber to come to Goa

Famous for its scenic beaches and a blend of Indo-Portuguese culture, Goa is a favourite destination for tourists – Indians and foreigners alike. But the state which draws so many tourists ev

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