Aaron Pereira


Aaron is an Assistant Editor based in New Delhi.
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Aligarh Muslim University team wins $5000 Facebook funding for web extension that counters extremist content
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Calling themselves Team Moderators, the AMU students showcased an NLP based browser extension that analyses content on news portals and blogs on the Internet and ranks them on a Polarisation Index.

Walkover for Manohar Parrikar? Babush Monserrate joins ruling Goa Forward, leaves Congress in the lurch
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Babush's joining is significant as him contesting against Manohar Parrikar could well pose a threat to a seat the BJP has been winning since the early 1990s.

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to contest by-election from Panaji; Congress, AAP to field candidates
Wed, May 10, 2017

Panaji is currently represented by Manohar Parrikar's close aide Siddharth Kuncalienkar, who had, in 2014, contested the bye-election after Parrikar resigned to join the Union cabinet.

Congress says ‘willing to sacrifice’, Vijai Sardesai says no question of withdrawing support to BJP
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Goa: Congress has urged like-minded parties to come together and support it in forming a non-BJP government. Vijai Sardesai, however, has said there's no question of the Goa Forward backing out.

Goa assembly election results 2017: Good old anti-incumbency hits back
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

The MGP, Goa’s first ruling party after the Portuguese left, has gained from ending its alliance with the BJP.

Goa election results: BJP saves Parrikar’s Panaji seat after initial scare
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Goa elections - Parrikar said: "It's a fractured mandate, let us see what happens. We will wait for independent parties to decide."

Congress will form govt in Goa, there’s no doubt about it: Luizinho Faleiro
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Faleiro, however, was non committal on whether he will approach the Goa Forward Party seeking an alliance with Vijai Sardesai.

Goa elections: How officials are monitoring the polls live
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Goa polls: This is the first time that such an elaborate mechanism has been put in place to monitor polling.

Goa elections: A day with AAP’s Elvis Gomes, the man who wants to clean up Goa
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Goa elections: AAP's chief ministerial candidate Elvis Gomes has bureaucratic experience on his side. But will he win the people of Cuncolim and enter Goa's Assembly? We spend a day with him during his election campaign.

Anger, youth and mann ki baat: What Rahul Gandhi said in Goa
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Rahul spoke of how, earlier in the day, he had to attend a court hearing in Bhiwandi, where he is facing a defamation case.

Give BJP comfortable majority, we’ll make Goa most comfortable state: PM Modi
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Modi also had a word of praise for Defence Minister and former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, to which the crowd roared in applause.

Voice from Goa: Why are taxi prices so high in this tourist state?
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

The demand to regulate taxi fares has been raised, but each time, the government buckles under pressure from the operators who threaten to cease operations if any reform measures are suggested.

PM Modi in Goa today: Will he endorse Amit Shah’s ‘Parrikar for Goa’ remark?
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Serving as the Defence Minister since the Modi cabinet reshuffle of November 2014, Parrikar has repeatedly hinted that he's open to coming back to Goa.

Committed to protecting Goa’s land resources: AAP
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

AAP leader, Dr Oscar Rebello, said protecting Goa's land resources and cultural identity were among the party's 'foremost covenants' in its manifesto.

Goa elections: RSS-backed GSM may withdraw its ‘tough’ Panaji candidate Raju Sukerkar
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Goa elections: Lilavati Hospital, however, has clarified that no patient by the name of Raju Sukerkar has an appointment in its hospital.

Goa assembly elections: Congress declares first list of candidates, alliance with Goa Forward, NCP, Babush certain
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The Congress Party appears to have worked out an alliance with Goa Forward, United Goans and NCP.

Worst is yet to come, says Manmohan Singh on PM Modi’s demonetisation move
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, former finance minister P Chidambaram and other senior party leaders addressed the session at Talkatora Stadium in the national capital.

Demonetisation will cause loss of Rs 1.5 lakh crore to GDP: P Chidambaram
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Chidambaram said that except Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, "no one in the world thinks that the GDP wont be hit.

PM Modi, RSS have destroyed the core spirit of India: Rahul Gandhi at Jan Vedna Sammelan
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Rahul Gandhi also questioned the various initiatives carried out by the Modi government that has failed to gain any response.

Narendra Modi’s BHIM app – How to use it and all you need to know
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

BHIM UPI App - we did a quick check of the app Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched today. Read to find out more!

‘I knew in my heart that what happened there that night was wrong’
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

“It hurts, but that’s life. If we keep thinking about it, we can’t move on, can we?”

Linda Ragsdale: ‘Peace in, because peace in will lead to peace out’
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Linda Ragsdale, an illustrator and author who was shot at in the November 26, 2008 terror attacks, recounts her experience when terror struck Mumbai

‘Forgiveness is a choice not to be held hostage by terrorism’
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

I refuse to be terrorised, she said, and so she was free.

Who cares who said achche din first? It’s time Modi sarkar delivered on its promises
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

There is no doubt that the Modi government is facing pressure given that the elections to state assemblies are months away, and that the achche din wave is slowly waning.

The @PMOIndia Twitter mess: Should govt be held responsible for data erasure?
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

PMOIndia on Twitter: Can the government delete tweets? Does it entail a deletion of government records?

Sonia Gandhi in Varanasi: Eyeing Dalit, Brahmin votes, Congress takes on Modi in ‘home turf’
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Sonia Gandhi in Varanasi: Is Uttar Pradesh the Congress Party's only hope of revival?

AAP’s Bhagwant Mann is in trouble, and rightly so
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Will the 'righteous' politician Arvind Kejriwal pull up his MP, months ahead of Punjab polls?

Textiles Ministry: From new projects to China threat, there’s a lot here to keep Smriti Irani busy
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

The Textile Ministry might not really be a rung below as some believe.

Smriti Irani’s move to Textiles aimed at Uttar Pradesh polls?
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Where does Smriti Irani come in then? While these poll surveys put her popularity in single digits, Congress’ move to introduce Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is perhaps behind the BJP’s strategic move.

‘Gurudas Kamat is part of Congress family, reports of his resignation untrue’
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Congress media in-charge Randeep Surjewala issued a statement maintaining that Gurudas Kamat continues to be an integral part of the Congress family.

Goa: Kejriwal rally today, here is AAP’s plan
Sun, May 22, 2016

AAP is confident of winning the Goa elections and Arvind Kejriwal’s Sunday rally will be a 'prelim' for the party's efforts.

Go Goa: Arvind Kejriwal wants to take Delhi wave to Panaji with May 22 AAP rally
Tue, May 10, 2016

AAP's Arvind Kejriwal will hold a rally in Goa on May 22 where he's likely to hit out at the ruling BJP for its alleged failure at governance and numerous U-turns.

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh attack Narendra Modi sarkar, march to arrest
Fri, May 06, 2016

"Do not try to frighten us. Life has taught me to fight on," Sonia Gandhi said at the Congress rally, adding that the 'achche din' of the BJP was over.

Parrikar back to Goa politics post Cabinet reshuffle? BJP says will welcome him
Tue, May 03, 2016

"Yes, I will be back in three-four months," Parrikar told Goa News when asked whether he was contemplating returning to state politics.

Crimes against foreign tourists: Delhi tops list, Goa second
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

Interestingly, the government did not possess data relating to crimes against foreigners and only began compiling such data in 2014.

Kodaikanal mercury poisoning: HUL settles with former workers, but there’s much left to do
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Welcoming the settlement, campaign organisations in Tamil Nadu involved in ensuring HUL clean up Kodaikanal, say there's much more that needs to be done.