Monday, 27 June, 2022
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Topic: Goa Assembly

Congress leader Chidambaram promises resumption of mining in Goa if his party comes to power

The mining operations, which used to be one of the main sources of revenue for Goa, came to a grinding halt in the state in March 2018 after Supreme Court quashed 88 mining leases.

It’s musical chairs in Goa as nearly a fifth of MLAs switch political ties in three months

In what’s almost a local tradition, at least 6 MLAs in 40-member Goa House have resigned in the past three months, while two have pledged support to parties without quitting the assembly.

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.

Former Goa CM Ravi Naik resigns as Congress MLA, party’s strength in House drops to 3

Naik is expected to join the BJP. In October, former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro had resigned as Congress MLA and joined TMC. Goa is going to polls early next year.

Rahul Gandhi’s campaign pitch for Goa polls: ‘Treat me like family, talk to me’

In Goa for a day, Rahul Gandhi opted to connect more with locals — meeting fishermen, riding pillion on a bike taxi & eating at a roadside joint — striving to step into the realm of a common Goan.

The decline of Congress in Goa — from single-largest party in 2017 to divided house of 4 now

MLA & former CM Luizinho Faleiro resigned from Congress Monday. He is the 13th MLA to leave the party since 2017, when it had emerged as single-largest party in Goa's House of 40.

Migrants become ‘sons of the soil’ as Goa passes bill keeping 2022 vote bank in mind

Late CM Manohar Parrikar at one point demanded 'special status' for Goa to curb ethnic dilution. Now, BJP's Bhumiputra bill gives anyone living in Goa for over 30 years a chance to own their house.

Split in BJP’s Goa ally planned a month ago, midnight move was just the climax

BJP, MGP insiders say the two legislators had expressed their wish to Manohar Parrikar to be with the ruling party in return for significant portfolios.

2 MGP legislators break away to merge with BJP in Goa

BJP's strength now goes up to 14 in the 40-member House, bringing them on par with opposition Congress.

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant proves majority in Assembly

After winning a floor test in the House, CM Sawant urged all members to join him in ensuring that developmental work reaches all regions of the state.

On Camera

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Sizzling oil prices burning a hole in your pocket, but refiners are making a killing

While state-run refiners have recorded higher-than-usual margins in 2021-22, the margins are more for private players as they are the biggest beneficiaries of cheap Russian crude.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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