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Transparency of EVMs being examined: Shantaram

PANAJI: The chairman of the parliamentary standing committee of personnel, public grievances law and justice, Shantaram Naik, said the transparency of EVM machines was being examined as doubts were being raised by all political parties.

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:04:12 AM IST

Will Salcete hold the key in Lok Sabha '14?

MARGAO: With the major organizational decisions effected by the two major political parties recently-a party rejig by Congress and Narendra Modi's elevation as the BJP's campaign committee chief-both parties have entered the election mode. Post the Goa conclave of the BJP, NaMo will be a major factor at play that will catalyze the formation of contours on the political landscape of the state, more so in South Goa, where the Catholic-dominated Salcete constituencies hold the key to electoral politics, sources said.

Goa Municipalities Act to be redrafted

PANAJI: Deputy chief minister Francis D'Souza has said that Goa Municipalities Act 1968 will be redrafted. The amendment bill will be tabled in the next session of Goa assembly.

MARGAO: The Goa state scheduled tribes action committee (GSSTAC) headed by Antonio Gaunkar has demanded that steps be taken to implement the reservation of seats in the legislative assembly for scheduled tribes (ST) as per Article 332/3 of the Constitution of India.

PANAJI: Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo on Tuesday dismissed both disqualification petitions filed against BJP Aldona MLA Glenn Ticlo on grounds of jurisdiction. The decision was based on the opinion of the election commission of India (ECI).

PANAJI: Goa, which was ruled by Portugal for 451years, is today a gateway for Goans seeking employment in Europe. Since 2011 over 1,900 Goans have acquired Portuguese nationality and passports, chief minister Manohar Parrikar informed the state legislative assembly.

PANAJI: In a major development that could have some bearing on the composition of the Bharatiya Janata Party and state legislature, two Congress workers have filed a petition seeking disqualification of Mr Glen Ticlo, a sitting legislator of the ruling combine from Aldona constituency, for being a citizen of Portugal and not being a citizen of India, before the Governor of Goa.

Election Commission derecognizes Save Goa Front

The Election Commission of India has upheld the merger of the Save Goa Front (SGF) party with the Indian National Congress in 2007 and has decided to delete it from the list of political parties in the state, election officials said.

The Election Commission on Tuesday banned exit polls till March 3, till the completion of assembly elections in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa.

The EC team which visited Goa on Wednesday reviewed the arrangements for the Assembly polls scheduled on March 3. Acting under Election Commission orders, Goa Government has suspended a top official for breaching the code of conduct.

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