Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicGoa Assembly polls

Topic: Goa Assembly polls

From Goa’s ‘accidental CM’ to triumph & 2nd term — Pramod Sawant’s journey to vindication

Sawant took the reins in 2019 amid much doubt over his abilities and comparisons to Manohar Parrikar, but led BJP to victory in polls and was elected leader of legislature party Monday.

Election results Live: ‘Jeet ka chauka’, says PM as BJP wins 4 states, AAP sweeps Punjab

Congress’s poor run continues as it loses Punjab, an important state among the three it held. Rahul Gandhi says the ‘party will learn from this and keep working’.

In high-profile battle for Panaji, BJP has more at stake than just winning Goa’s capital

Battle against Independent Utpal Parrikar is unlikely to be a cakewalk for BJP’s seasoned politician ‘Babush’ Monserrate. But it's not just Panaji and pride that are at stake.

Political parties have to publish candidates’ criminal records on website, TV channels: ECI

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, who is in Goa to review poll preparations, said parties will also have to give a reason why they could not find a clean candidate.

Churchill Alemao, sole NCP MLA in Goa, joins Trinamool on Mamata Banerjee’s visit to state

Former Goa CM Alemao said Trinamool will have one MLA in the state assembly 'even before elections' if speaker accepts his resolution to merge NCP legislative group with it.

Priyanka Gandhi promises 30% quota in jobs for women if Congress voted to power in Goa

The Congress leader cautioned people against 'outsiders' & advised them to assess parties on how they've performed in their ruling states, in an apparent dig at Kejriwal govt in Delhi.

Ahead of Goa’s 2022 polls, TMC appoints Mahua Moitra as party’s state in-charge

Earlier in the day, TMC also nominated the party's newly-appointed national vice-president Luizinho Faleiro for bypoll to a Rajya Sabha seat in West Bengal.

2016 surgical strike was strong message that no one can interfere with India’s borders: Amit Shah

Addressing a gathering in Goa, the Union home minister said India gave a befitting reply to terrorist attacks under NDA rule which wasn't the case under ​the Congress-led UPA govt.

Shiv Sena will contest UP, Goa assembly polls next year, says Sanjay Raut

The Shiv Sena MP said that the party will field candidates in 80 to 100 seats in UP, while it will contest about 20 seats in the Goa Assembly irrespective of 'success or failure'.

Free electricity up to 300 units per month if AAP voted to power, says Kejriwal

Unveiling four 'guarantees' in Goa, the AAP convenor promised to waive all the old electricity bills if voted to power and assured 87% of consumers will get zero electricity bill.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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