Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicGoa Congress

Topic: Goa Congress

Voters in swimming pool give politicians chills & why netas prefer Goa’s beaches to Colombo’s

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Fake news’ peddlers Pythagoras & Newton, and how Rajapaksas drove Lanka’s economy off a cliff

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

TMC, AAP lodge complaints against each other over bribery video on TV channel

The channel had broadcast a video claiming one TMC and 3 Congress candidates had taken bribes to change their party affiliation in case they win the Assembly polls scheduled.

With no pan-Goa leader, these 5 power couples could have a bearing on 25% of its assembly seats

Five couples are in the fray in Goa elections and their political ambitions have been the source of upheaval.

A first for P Chidambaram at 76 — top ex-minister turns political strategist for Goa Congress

P. Chidambaram has set about rejuvenating Congress in Goa. Party members say senior leader's participation on the ground is sending a message about Congress' seriousness in Goa.

‘We’ll not switch sides’: Congress could take Goa ‘anti-defection oath’ to Manipur too

Congress emerged as single-largest party in Goa & Manipur in 2017 but failed to form govt as it couldn’t gather numbers. A series of defections followed in both states.

Goa Congress makes election candidates take ‘anti-defection’ pledge before God

Senior leader P Chidambaram and GPCC president Girish Chodankar accompanied all 34 candidates to Mahalaxmi temple in Panaji, a church at Bambolim, and dargah in Betim village near Panaji.

Goa MLA Aleixo Lourenco quits TMC a month after joining it from Congress

Reginaldo was an MLA from Curtorim and was working president of Goa Congress when he quit the party and the state Assembly in December.

‘Not right to shift parties for power’ — why Congress wants to end ‘virus of defection’ in Goa

Over the past five years, Congress has especially been stung by defections in Goa. In 2017, it emerged as single largest party with 17 MLAs in 40-member house. Now it's down to 2. 

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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