Panchayat poll: Counting of votes begins

Counting of the votes for the Panchayat elections has begun at 8 am. Given the large number of wards and repeated counting for each ward to get accurate results, it is estimated that final results will only be out by 9 pm. 175 panchayats and 1,450 wards know their representative today. A total of 6.02…

Goa’s e-Krishi Project Gets Evergreen Revolution Award

e-Krishi Project Department of Agriculture

The recent e-Krishi project launched by Goa’s Department of Agriculture has been awarded gold category for SKOCH evergreen revolution award 2017. A comprehensive e-governance initiative, the e-Krishi project offers one time registration of farmers and provides them with a smart identity card. “This project is one of its kind in India which offers all its…

Goa University’s 29th Annual Convocation Recap

President Pranab Mukherjee at 29th Annual Convocation of Goa University

President Pranab Mukherjee graced Goa University’s Annual Convocation program held on April 25, 2017. The University, on the occasion, also conferred the Honorary D.Litt degree on the President. At the 29th Annual Convocation of Goa University, there were a total of 77 graduate and post-graduate students that were awarded degrees and 56 research scholars were…

Election Commission’s Directives Ahead Of Polls

Goa’s Chief Electoral Office (CEO) has started taking the necessary precautions ahead of the State legislative assembly elections, in order to ensure that vulnerable voters are not won over by unethical means. The CEO is keeping an eye on sale of bikes, electronics and household goods. “The CEO in its order issued to State Commercial…

No MGP-BJP Alliance For 2017 Elections

Just when things seemed to settle regarding the MGP-BJP alliance, Narayan Sawant, the working president of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party said on Wednesday that his party will not have an alliance or understanding with the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for upcoming 2017 state assembly elections. He stated that MGP will contest ten seats “alone” and…

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