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Arvind Kejriwal with party leaders at a press conference in Panaji on 14 July | ANI

With free pilgrimages, power and a Bhandari CM, AAP claims it is setting agenda in Goa

Making a string of pledges ahead of the assembly polls, AAP is aiming to portray itself as the only real alternative to the BJP in Goa.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee interacts with TMC supporters at Mapusa, in North Goa, last month | ANI

‘Anti-Hindu’ & ‘vote-cutter’ — why TMC’s foray into Goa is getting tougher

TMC leaders have repeatedly reached out to important political faces in the state in order to induct them, but most negotiations seem to be fizzling out.
A picture of the meeting between Pope Francis and Narendra Modi. | Photo Credit: Twitter/@narendramodi

When Modi returns, photo of him with Pope Francis will stand out. Nothing else will matter

Modi leaves nothing to chance. Not when Goa elections are coming up, and India’s secular credentials are being questioned.
Former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro left the Congress to join the TMC in September. | Twitter | @luizinhofaleiro

Ahead of Goa’s 2022 polls, alliance talks heat up, but Congress remains ‘susegad’

In 2017, Congress lost Goa govt to BJP despite emerging as the single-largest party, mainly because it had not stitched an alliance with other parties & Independents. 

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.
Former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro meets West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, at Nabanna, in Howrah on 29 September 2021

Trinamool planning to contest all 40 seats in Goa polls on its own, says former CM Faleiro

Faleiro, who joined TMC Wednesday, said the party would give tickets to 40 new faces. Mamata Benerjee is also expected to visit Goa during the ongoing 15-day ‘pitru paksh’ period.
Former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro (extreme left) joins Trinamool Congress in presence of party MP Abhishek Banerjee (extreme left), in Kolkata on 29 September 2021 | ANI

Trinamool won’t be ‘sitting ducks’, Abhishek Banerjee says as Goa Congress MLA joins party

MLA and former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro was inducted into Trinamool Wednesday. At the event, Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee criticises Congress for 'letting BJP win'.
A file photo Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro. | Photo: Twitter/@luizinhofaleiro

Senior Goa Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro could move to TMC as Mamata seeks expansion

Faleiro is a seven-term Congress MLA from Navelim constituency in south Goa. He could become the Trinamool face in Goa ahead of assembly polls next year.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (file photo) | ANI

Be aggressive to ensure ruling BJP’s defeat in Goa, Rahul Gandhi directs Congress leaders

Congress had won 17 out of Goa's 40 seats in the 2017 elections. BJP won 13, but managed to come to power through alliances with regional parties.
There is something about tourist paradise Goa that politically makes the catch much bigger than its size for the two principal national parties | Representational image | ANI

Why BJP and Congress are putting in all their might to win Goa, India’s smallest state

BJP and Congress send their political bigwigs to Goa as parties prepare for 2022 assembly polls. Though small, Goa is of political significance given its location, population and industries.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.