Goa Forward Party will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, to focus on Goa instead

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The Goa Forward Party (GFP) has decided to not throw it’s hat in the ring for the 2019 Lok Sabha election and instead it has chosen to support a candidate put up by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The party President, Vijai Sardesai, informed reporters of this decision on Saturday citing the fact that the GFP…

The Feast of St Francis Xavier to be celebrated on December 4 as against the annual date of December 3

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The Feast of St Francis Xavier, who is popular as ‘Goencho Saib’ in Goa, will be celebrated on December 4 this year instead of December 3. The festival is of immense importance for the followers of Christianity in the state. “Since the festival of St Francis Xavier comes in the advent season, which is a…

Goa Leader of Opposition Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar, brother granted anticipatory bail by court

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Leader of Opposition and Quepem MLA Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar and his elder brother Babal were granted anticipatory bail by the court yesterday in a case filed under the states gambling act. The crime branch booked the brothers under relevant sections of the Goa Gambling Act after hundreds of matka (gambling) slips were found at the LoP’s house in…

IMA Goa unit doctors hold a two hour long token hunger strike

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Medical practitioners under the banner of Indian Medical Associations (IMA) Goa unit held a two hour long token hunger strike outside Raj Bhavan’s main gate to highlight the violence against doctors and punishment to prevent the violence should be strictly implemented. The hunger strike began at 8 am on Tuesday and ended with the doctors…

Fire breaks out at the Kadamba bus stand in Panaji in the early morning

As per reports a major fire engulfed the Kadamba bus stand in Panaji on Monday morning. Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services had pressed at least 10 to 12 fire tender vehicles to deal with the fire. Transport Director Nikhil Dessai informed reporters that two major sections of the RTO office that dealt with enforcement and registration of vehicles…

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