Goa Polls

  • Goa polls: Cong-NCP alliance likely this week 09-01-2012 11:47 AM

    Panaji: The Congress-NCP alliance for the March 3 Assembly polls in Goa would be announced this week, a senior Congress leader said on Monday. Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash Shirodkar told PTI that the announcement would be made in Delhi, where senior leaders of both the parties are working...
  • Polls: Goa borders on alert against fake currency 06-01-2012 06:34 PM

    Panaji: Election Commission of India has asked central forces to guard the borders of Goa to prevent smuggling in of fake currency ahead of the March 3 assembly polls in the state. Joint Chief Electoral Officer Narayan Navti said here today that Border Security Force and special forces will be...
  • Assembly elections: Uma Bharati meets Ramdev 06-01-2012 10:20 AM

    Haridwar: The BJP is leaving no stone unturned to campaign against the Congress in the upcoming assembly elections in five states - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa. Party leader Uma Bharti met yoga guru Baba Ramdev in Haridwar late Thursday evening. Ramdev had earlier announced his plans to...
  • Goa polls: Regional parties might play spoilers 05-01-2012 04:33 PM

    Panaji: A bunch of regional parties in Goa is likely to spoil the party for national players, including ruling Congress and opposition BJP, during the March 3 Assembly polls, even as hectic parleys are underway to seal alliances ahead of elections, say political observers. The regional parties in Goa are...
  • Ramdev to take on 'corrupt' leaders in state polls 05-01-2012 01:54 PM

    Haridwar: Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev's social outfit, the Bharat Swabhiman Trust, has initiated a training programme for young volunteers from across the nation to campaign against 'corrupt and tainted' political leaders during the upcoming five-state assembly polls. Ahead of the upcoming state assembly polls, Ramdev and his brigade of dedicated...
  • EC blocks 400 govt jobs ahead of Goa polls 05-01-2012 12:57 PM

    Panaji: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has declared as "null and void" over 400 jobs six Goa government departments recently awarded as the appointments violated the model code of conduct in the run-up to the March 3 state assembly polls. Joint Chief Electoral Officer Narayan Navti on Thursday said...
  • Anna not to campaign in the upcoming polls 05-01-2012 12:57 PM

    Pune: In the battle between Team Anna and the government, the government can heave a sigh of relief. Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare will not campaign in the upcoming Assembly elections in five states, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi confirmed on Thursday. Bedi, who met Anna Hazare in Pune, also added...
  • Scam-scarred Goa gears up for polls 04-01-2012 03:16 PM

    Panaji: From between the mountainous heaps of illegally mined ore and humungous moral craters of political corruption, a nervous Goa peers out in worry as March 3 approaches. A chief minister (Digambar Kamat) and several cabinet ministers have been linked to a multi-crore illegal mining scam. A home minister and...
  • CPI fielding candidates in poll-bound states 03-01-2012 12:38 AM

    Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India is fielding candidates in five states going to polls earlier this year, including Uttar Pradesh, having an understanding with Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India (Marxist"Leninist), besides some secular and democratic forces, the party's general secretary AB Bardhan said in...
  • Ex-IAS officer launches website on polls 02-01-2012 08:30 PM

    Chandigarh: An interactive website listing information regarding two past Assembly elections in five states which go to polls later this month was launched on Monday. Five states - Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, will feature on the website where users can find information about candidates, constituencies, total votes...
  • Budget to be presented after state polls: Pranab 02-01-2012 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Budget will be presented after the completion of elections in five states, but the Government has not yet decided the final date of presentation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday. "We have not yet decided the time (for the Budget), but naturally it will be...
  • Congress-NCP to have pre-poll alliance in Goa 27-12-2011 03:32 PM

    Panaji: Goa Congress said on Monday that it would have a pre-poll tie with the NCP for the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state scheduled on March 3. Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash Shirodkar said the Congress-NCP high command would meet in Delhi on Tuesday to decide on seat...
  • Goa to vote for 40-seat assembly on March 3 24-12-2011 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: The elections for the 40-seat Goa Assembly have been scheduled to be held on March 3. Goa will be the last of the five states that go to vote for the assembly elections. The stage is set for a face-off between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • 7-phase poll for UP from Feb 4, results on Mar 4 24-12-2011 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced the dates for the Assembly elections in five states " Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. While Uttar Pradesh will go for a seven-phase election, the other states will have one phase each. The elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held...
  • EC to announce election dates for five states 24-12-2011 09:23 AM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will announce poll dates for five states including Uttar Pradesh on Saturday at 4:30 pm. Assembly polls will be held in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Punjab and Goa. Uttar Pradesh is likely to have a 5-phase election, possibly in February. The other four states are...
  • EC likely to announce poll dates for five states 23-12-2011 08:09 AM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is likely to announce the dates of polls in five states on Friday. Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Punjab and Goa are all scheduled to have Assembly elections in 2012. Uttar Pradesh is likely to have a 5-phase election, possibly in Feburary. The other four states...
  • Polls in 5 states including UP in Feb: Sources 12-12-2011 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Assembly elections in five states including the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh and Punjab are likely to be held in February. The other states which will be holding Assembly elections are Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. Uttar Pradesh is likely to see elections in five phases and the entire...
  • Goa: All sitting Cong MLAs may not get tickets 09-11-2011 04:31 PM

    Panaji: The Congress on Wednesday refused to commit tickets to all the sitting party legislators in Goa for the forthcoming State Legislative Assembly elections. All India Congress Committee Observer Jagmit Singh Brar on Wednesday told reporters in South Goa that it could not be said in all certainty that sitting...