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Goa Assembly Elections 2017 Exit Polls live : BJP to take the lead once again ?

Goa Assembly Elections 2017 Exit Polls

Goa Elections 2017 Exit Polls  & Opinion Polls, Survey and Prediction

Goa Assembly elections 2017 were held on February 4, and the results will be out on March 11. This tough battle from four corners will decide the fate of 251 candidates. The tight battle is between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Congress (INC) and the grand alliance of Shiv Sena, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM). AAP making its debut in the State adds more interest to see Goa election result. Meanwhile, Goa Assembly elections 2017 exit polls are out predicting the result.

Goa Elections 2017 Survey and Prediction

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Pollsters BJP Cong AAP Others
India TV C Voter 18 15 2 5
India Today-Axis 4-7 9-13 0-2 4-9
Chanakya 53 15 N.A N.A
MRC 15 10 07 0
News Nation N.A N.A N.A N.A

The debutant AAP has campaigned on the issue of corruption and clean politics. BJP has campaigned in the name of Narendra Modi and Manohar Parrikar. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has also campaigned for the grand old party in the state. The exit polls predict the tough fight between BJP and Congress in the state and the AAP to be in the third spot.

The voter turnover in Goa is 83 percent, and it is a tough task to predict which party bags the victory. The high voter turnover is the same case in Delhi elections in the past. Despite several exit polls claiming BJP victory, AAP emerged and formed a government.

Goa Exit Polls 2017

The poll predicts a clear win for the BJP with 25 seats in Goa Assembly. Besides this, the poll predicts Congress to win only 13 seats and AAP to get the rest 2 seats. On the other hand, the poll also seeks people’s choice of CM candidate for Goa.

Over 35 percent of the voters want Defence Minister Manohar Parrikkar back as the chief minister of Goa. Former chief minister Digambar Kamat is in second, with 16 percent of voter’s choice. Incumbent Laxmikant Parsekar is in third with 15 percent.53 percent of the respondents are satisfied with government’s performance, only 44 percent of the respondents are unhappy with the BJP.

Aequs Setting up Rs 500 cr Aerospace Facility in Goa

aequs goa

Leading aerospace precision engineering firm Aequs would invest Rs 500 crore to set up a dedicated manufacturing facility at Tuem in Goa for the Indian defence sector, said a top company official here on Thursday.

“Our new facility will make high-end components and systems for the Indian defence industry and support the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative,” said Aequs Chief Executive Officer Aravind Melligeri at the Aero India 2017 expo here.

As a tier-1 supplier of aerospace components to Indian and global majors, Aequs has a $100 million (Rs.667 crore) machining facility in its 250-acre Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Belagavi, about 500 km away from here. The Belagavi facility makes titanium machined parts for the A-320 new engine programme of the global aerospace major Airbus SAS.

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The new facility will be built by February 2019 in Goa’s industrial cluster, about 30 km from Panaji, where the Goa government has given the company 50 acres of land on lease at a minimum cost. “The facility will have multi-capability with CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machines and new age technology to design and make precision components for the Indian defence firms,” Melligeri said.

The company plans to hire about 2,000 engineers for the facility and hopes to get technology transfers from global aerospace majors. “We will also support the government’s ‘Skill India‘ initiative to enhance the skills of our engineers in precision manufacturing and new-age technologies,” noted Melligeri.

As the Indian defense sector is import-dependent for products and technologies, the new facility is aimed at increasing the local content and minimizing imports.

“The company’s new facility will provide impetus to our defense sector and promote the government’s ‘Make in India‘ programme,” said IT Secretary and Director Ameya Abhyankar on the occasion.

Foraying into defence manufacturing in 2013, the eight-year-old company has been working with the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on machined structural parts for its various platforms, including the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Sukhoi-30MKI fighter and Advance Light Helicopter (ALH).

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“Our Goa facility will manufacture high-end aerospace and defence equipment to reduce import costs and add in-country value to the sector,” added Melligeri. The company’s SEZ unit at Belagavi has facilities for fabrication, machining, treatment, assemblies and warehousing for production value chain.

Besides Airbus, the company’s global customers include UTAS, Bosch, Eaton, Baker Hughes and Halliburton, among others. The company is showcasing its products and technologies at the 11th edition of the five-day biennial expo at the Yelahanka base of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Source: IANS

Free Internet and Talktime for Goa Youth from today

Goa Yuva Sanchar Yojana

The Goa government has taken an initial step followed by the central government‘s digital India. It has launched the ambitious scheme of providing limited Internet data and talktime every month to the youth in the state of Goa from today.

Goa Yuva Sanchar Yojana will be unveiled on Monday. It will be launched across the state providing 100 minutes talk time and 3 GB Internet data free with a SIM card (every month) for youths aged between 16-30 years,” said by the Chief Minister of Goa, Laxmikant Parsekar.

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Parsekar said, on 25th November the state cabinet has granted the free internet and talktime programme which is implemented as the Narendra Modi’s initial step to make India a ‘Digital India’. He also added that the Goa government has tied up with private mobile services provider ‘Vodafone’ for this initiative step which will benefit 1.2lakh youth in the state.

The Chief Minister has particularly mentioned that in the case of any misuse of free internet and talktime then the government will discontinue the scheme. Currently, as claimed by the officials, the state government is offering 100 minutes talktime and 3GB data every month for the youth between the ages of 16 years to 30 years.

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After the frisking process of details, people can avail this free internet and talktime. The Digital India Initiative was started by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to transform the country into digital and knowledge economy. This was launched in the month of July last year which aims to provide broadband services, public internet access and e-Governance.

IRCTC Offers a Special Tour Package for the Pilgrim and Picnic Spots

IRCTC Offers a Special Tour Package for the Pilgrim

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has introduced special trains for the tourists who wish to travel domestically and Internationally. As a part of the package a new tour has been announced for the pilgrimage wishers.

11 days of “Mata Vaishno Devi North India Tour” by IRCTC and Sabarimalai, Tirupati, Goa – Flight.

In the 11 days of travelling, Railway authorities are providing Morning breakfast to Night dinner that too according to regional tastes.

In a statement, IRCTC DGM Sanjeevaiah said that all the categories of travelling passengers will be facilitated with the ‘Darshan tickets’ and other facilities. Moreover special concessional fares have been announced for the travel.

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Ayyappa Darshan Tour 

Starting from Nov 25th, 26th and December 2nd, 3rd,16th and 17th dates Airways have been announced by IRCTC. From Hyderabad the flight starts in the morning 8.55 A.M and reached Kochi at 10.25 A.M. The flights are from Hyderabad to Kochi.

From Kochi IRCTC provided vehicle will carry the passengers with a site show of 2 hrs backwater joy, Vaikam temple, and by evening 7.00 PM the visitors will be dropped near Pamba river. From there with all Ayyappa devotees, they have to travel by walk to the main temple.

Next day at 10 AM, the passengers will be picked at the same spot where they are dropped on the previous day. They will be shown all the near site seeing places like Guruvayur Srikrishna temple, Mammayur temple, Elephant caves etc. The total package of this tour is Rs.14,510.


Hyderbad to Tirupati is the tour. With every 11 members a batch is formed. Two days and one night is the package. The dates for this travel is November 4th,18th,25th and December 2nd,9th 16th. Morning 9.25 from Hyderabad and reach Tirupati by 10.45 AM.

Return journey will be on 8.10 PM and reach Hyderabad by 9.35 PM. This tour package includes Kanipakkam Vinayaka temple, Srikalahasthi Temple, srinivasa Mangapuram temple, Tirumala temple (which includes Lord Venkateswara Darshan), Tiruchannur temple. The tour package is available with a ticket cost of Rs.9,775.

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11 days “Vaishnodevi Temple” Yaatra 

Special Train will start on Nov 8th from Kacheeguda Station and return on Nov 18th. Renigunta, Cuddapah, Erraguntla, Taadipatri, Kurnool, Mehaboob nagar, and Kaajipet are also covered apart from Kacheeguda.

At first Jammu – Katra Vaishno devi will be visited first. Amritsar, Jallian-wala-Bagh, Golden temple, Haridwar, River Ganges (Ganga), Manasa devi temple, Delhi, Mathura – sriKrishna birth place, Agra – Taj Mahal, will be a part and parcel of the tourist places.

All the vehicles will be provided for road transportation by IRCTC only.

Sleeper class Rs.9,625 and 3-tier AC class Rs.13,075 is the price of the tickets per head.

Goa Tour 

This is a four day tour starts in the months of Feb and Mar. The airways will start its tour on Feb 16th and Mar 10th from Hyderabad. By 12.50 PM Goa will be reached.

The tourists spots include south Goa, Meermaar, Ols Goa Church, Mangesia temple, donapal Beach, River Juvari, Margoa Herbal, River Mandova boat travel, Condolim beach, Baga beach, and Anjunaa beach. The fare is fixed as Rs.18, 123 per head.

For further details contact Railways tourism phone numbers or can visit its official website.

BRICS Summit 2016 : Russia, India To Sign $5 Billion Missile Deal In Goa

BRICS Summit 2016

BRICS Summit 2016

This Year’s BRICS Summit has gained importance in the present situation where there exists war like situation across India and Pakistan borders.

The Participants will be addressing the need of economic growth and strengthen the bilateral relations. India especially is targeting the BRICS 2016 summit to isolate Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be residing as the head of the summit from India.

Brazilian President Michel Temer, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and South African President Jacob Zuma will be representing their respective countries.

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Coming to India’s point of view over the summit, PM Modi will take the initiative in exposing Pakistan’s terrorist activities and on the other hand will try to make the bilateral relations with China and Russia strong on an individual basis.

Particularly, India is concentrating on signing some of the deals with its counter part Russia. S400 Triumph long-range air defense systems, Kamov helicopters, up-gradation of Sukhoi-MKI and the fifth generation fighter aircraft and other deals might be finalized on Saturday.

With China, India may take up the issue of supporting in UN in related to various matters like NSG and declaring JeM as the terrorist group based in Pakistan. China might also be consulted on making things clear about India’s stand taken after Uri’s attacks on Pakistan.

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Myanmar’s state counselor, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi will also be attending the BRICS BIMSTEC meeting. She has several high-level engagements in India throughout next week.

All the participating nations including China are however will make a unanimous resolution of controlling and eradicating terrorism. Financial ban also will be discussed as to stop support for the nations that are helping militants to take shelter.

A dinner is organized in Goa for all the representatives of the member countries. The BRICS Summit 2016 will be for two days which starts tomorrow. That is Oct 15th and 16th 2016. Around 900 delegates will take part in this summit from the participating countries.