Dateline Goa: P'yat poll results today

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Counting will begin in the morning at the respective taluka headquarters.
Counting will begin in the morning at the respective taluka headquarters.

Come Friday and all eyes will be glued to the results of 186 panchayats that voted on August 10.

The counting of votes will begin tomorrow morning at respective taluka headquarters. Results are likely to be out by afternoon. The fate of 5,038 candidates contesting in 1464 wards hangs in balance.

Elaborate arrangements have been made for the counting day. After the results are declared, the election code of conduct will end tomorrow.

People will know their grassroots leaders who will run the show in the panchayat areas. For the record, 64 candidates have already emerged victorious unopposed from various panchayats.

The State witnessed 78.70 percent voting on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Calangute Ward 9, where polls were held today, registered a voting percentage of 79.47 per cent.

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Declare results of UG courses: GFP

Goa Forward students' cell on Thursday expressed its displeasure over no action on the memorandum submitted to the Registrar of Goa University on the delay in the final-year results of UG courses.

The party's students' cell convenor Uddesh Naik Desai informed the memorandum was submitted on August 3.

Desai said the Registrar was briefed by the students on the importance of the timely declaration of results. We had also given him an eight days ultimatum to declare the results, failing to which the students will be forced to take further steps, he said.

Desai has demanded that the state government and the results without any further delay.

South Goa MP says govt not listening to Oppn

South Goa Member of Parliament Francisco Sardinha in a press conference on Thursday said if the government is not listening to the Opposition’s voice, then it is a voice in the wilderness.

The MP said he raised several issues that are affecting the people like the three linear projects, unemployment, pending public utility projects. "Sadly, the government is not listening to the Opposition when the issues are raised," he stated.

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