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Tension in Goa town over installation of Chhatrapati Shivaji's statue

Tension prevailed in Valpoi town of Goa after two groups exchanged heated words over the issue of installing a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the area.

Tension grips Goa's Valpoi town over erecting statue of Shivaji
Tension grips Goa's Valpoi town over erecting statue of Shivaji

Tension gripped Valpoi town in North East part of Goa on Saturday night when a group allegedly tried to install a statue of Shivaji in the area.

Assembly polls bring Goa's 'Wanarmare' tribe into mainstream

The ethnic 'Wanarmare' tribe in Goa which was living in near total obscurity, recently put forward a step to join the mainstream and crossed a major milestone in their lives when they voted for the first time in the State Legislative Assembly Elections held on February 4.

Code of Conduct in Goa likely to continue till counting day

The Code of Conduct in Goa, which came into force in view of the State Assembly elections, is likely to continue till the counting day as the state government has not yet sought a relaxation, a senior official said today.

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar rules out possibility of dissolution of assembly

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today ruled the possibility of dissolving the State Legislative Assembly and said the present government would continue to function ahead of the counting on March 11.

Goa CM rules out possibility of dissolution of assembly
Goa CM rules out possibility of dissolution of assembly

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today ruled the possibility of dissolving the State Legislative Assembly and said the present government would continue to function ahead of the counting on March 11.

Goa yoga teacher arrested for molesting US woman during tantric massage
Goa yoga teacher arrested for molesting US woman during tantric massage

A yoga teacher has been arrested on charges of allegedly molesting a US national on the pretext of giving her a 'tantric massage' in the remote village of Korgao, away from the coastal belt of Pernem in north Goa.

Assembly elections: Goa re-poll records around 80% voting
Assembly elections: Goa re-poll records around 80% voting

Around 80 per cent voters cast their ballot on Tuesday in the re-poll ordered by the Election Commission at a polling booth in the Margao legislative assembly constituency in South Goa, officials said.

Goa elections 2017: Re-polling at a booth in Margao seat underway
Goa elections 2017: Re-polling at a booth in Margao seat underway

Re-polling at a booth in Goa?s Margao constituency here is underway after it reported technical problems during the February 4 Assembly elections.

Goa: Re-polling underway at polling booth no. 8 in Margao constituency
Goa: Re-polling underway at polling booth no. 8 in Margao constituency

Re-polling at polling booth no. 8 in Margao constituency in Goa is currently began on Tuesday. 

Congress will win 23 to 25 seats in Goa, says Luizinho​ Faleiro
Congress will win 23 to 25 seats in Goa, says Luizinho​ Faleiro

Congress on Monday claimed that it would win 23 to 25 seats out of the 37 seats it contested in the recently-held Goa assembly elections.

Goa elections: Re-poll at one Goa polling booth on February 7
Goa elections: Re-poll at one Goa polling booth on February 7

The Election Commission on Sunday ordered re-polling at one booth in south Goa`s Margao constituency on February 7, after balloting was called off on Saturday due to alleged failure of election officials to follow the set procedure.

Brisk voting in rural Goa; lower turnout in Catholic areas
Brisk voting in rural Goa; lower turnout in Catholic areas

Assembly constituencies located in the mining, tourism belts and rural areas of of Goa recorded a very high voter turnout

Goa assembly polls: First-time women voters get teddy bears
Goa assembly polls: First-time women voters get teddy bears

Pink teddy bears, may well have a justified a slot on the altar of participatory democracy.

Election Commission to decide re-polling day for Margao in Goa
Election Commission to decide re-polling day for Margao in Goa

The Election Commission of India (ECI) will take the final decision on scheduling the re-polling day for the polling station no. 8 of Margao constituency of South Goa.

Assembly Elections 2017: Goa registers record 83% voter turnout, Punjab 75%
Assembly Elections 2017: Goa registers record 83% voter turnout, Punjab 75%

Traditional rivals BJP and Congress are locked in a keen electoral battle in the two states where Arvind Kejriwal's AAP has made its maiden foray.

A heavy 83% voter turnout in Goa, polling peaceful
A heavy 83% voter turnout in Goa, polling peaceful

A high voter turnout of over 83 per cent was today recorded in the Assembly polls in Goa

Assembly elections: Punjab at brisk 48 per cent till 2:30 pm, Goa touches 53 per cent in six hours
Assembly elections: Punjab at brisk 48 per cent till 2:30 pm, Goa touches 53 per cent in six hours

Punjab witnessed a voter turnout of 48 percent till 2: 30 pm, while Goa progressed at a steady pace by recording 53 per cent till 1 pm.

Assembly elections 2017: 67% voting in Goa till 3:00 pm, says official
Assembly elections 2017: 67% voting in Goa till 3:00 pm, says official

Sixty seven per cent voters cast their ballot by 3 pm.

Voter turnout: Goa outshines with 34 %, while Punjab lags behind at 14 % till 11:30 am
Voter turnout: Goa outshines with 34 %, while Punjab lags behind at 14 % till 11:30 am

Punjab witnessed a sluggish voter turnout of 14 percent till 11: 30 am, while Goa experienced a steadily increase in flow at 34 percent.

Assembly elections: First time voters in Goa get pink teddy bears

Several first time female voters who cast their ballot in 40 selected polling booths in Goa, came away with more than just an indelible ink stain on their fingers.

BJP will form next govt in Goa, says Union AYUSH minister
BJP will form next govt in Goa, says Union AYUSH minister

Union AYUSH minister Shripad Naik on Saturday expressed confidence that BJP would be forming the next government in Goa with a comfortable majority, bagging 21-26 seats in the 40-member State Legislative Assembly.

Goa polls: Manohar Parrikar early voter; dodges questions on return to state politics
Goa polls: Manohar Parrikar early voter; dodges questions on return to state politics

Amid speculation that he would return to Goa politics, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today kept everyone guessing by describing himself as a "party man" who will work as per the directions of party leaders.

Goa assembly polls underway, 15% voter turnout in first 2 hours

Goa recorded 15 per cent voting in the first two hours

Will win with ''complete and comfortable'' majority: Goa CM Parsekar
Will win with ''complete and comfortable'' majority: Goa CM Parsekar

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win with complete and comfortable majority.

Punjab, Goa vote today in first assembly elections after demonetisation
Punjab, Goa vote today in first assembly elections after demonetisation

Punjab and Goa began voting on Saturday morning in crucial assembly elections that is held in five states. Interestingly, this is the first big electoral test for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after Narendra Modi-led central government's demonetisation policy. 

Paper verification system will not undermine vote secrecy: EC

He said it is an absolutely false claim that candidates will know which voter has cast ballot for them due to the presence of VVPAT machines.

Punjab, Goa to vote for assembly elections today; massive security arrangements in place
Punjab, Goa to vote for assembly elections today; massive security arrangements in place

BJP is in government in Punjab in alliance with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for two successive terms, while it also helms Goa.

First major test of 'e-ballot' system in Punjab, Goa
First major test of 'e-ballot' system in Punjab, Goa

The votes will be counted on March 11 for all the five states -- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Punjab and Goa -- which will go for polls between tomorrow and March 8. 

Goa gears up for Assembly elections on February 4
Goa gears up for Assembly elections on February 4

After an acrimonious campaign, Goa is all set for the Assembly polls on Saturday which will witness a contest among ruling BJP, opposition Congress, new entrant AAP and the three-party alliance forged by MGP, GSM and Shiv Sena.