The school sits on the edge of a road between Sonshi and Honda villages, which is used by the 900-odd trucks plying between mining dump yard on their final journey to the port at Vasco.
A wildlife enthusiast, Rane describes a chance meeting with actor Will Smith when they shared a camp in a range in Tanzania for a week before counting day.
With most of the homes now locked, Sonshi village is now at the police station on all hours protesting.
Parrikar said discussing issues in the media never led to solutions, but derailed execution.
Rane, son of veteran Congress leader Pratapsinh Rane, had walked off the Assembly during the crucial floor test on March 16, helping BJP coast to a 22-16 win over Congress following an election in which the latter had emerged the single-largest party.
A bison is not known to attack unprovoked but Yenu’s neighbour Ankush Solienkar believes the bison was “in a mood for revenge, having waited it out”.
Joshi admitted having some similarity in business interests with Mallya
BJP’s two national leaders Nitin Gadkari and Amit Shah reiterated that there was nothing unconstitutional in the party’s conduct in the state.
Rane said he would campaign against his father, Pratapsinh, and “ensure that the lotus (BJP’s poll symbol) blooms in Sattari”.
Except, from this week taverns like his, selling liquor for as low as Rs 20 a glass, have no customers.
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“The British national then recalled some common friends and started hunting for her photograph on Facebook, and finally after a few attempts zeroed in on her profile.”
“Our general secretary (Singh) said there was no need to give a letter, because, as the single largest party, the Governor would call us.” Faleiro said
At the Chief Minister’s office, Parrikar was far more relaxed as he referred to a local dish, which uses all kinds of vegetables, to say that his government will be like the “Khandthi, only richer”.
Naming AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh was the reason for the “disgusting failure of the Congress in Goa”, said Rane.
Hours after the results were announced, Sardesai, 47, whose party won three of four constituencies it contested, became the state’s most talked-about man.
The Congress, which won 17 seats in the 40-member Assembly, had approached the Supreme Court to stall the swearing-in but got no reprieve.
“She should have invited us as per the convention and procedure of the Constitution and now this is inviting us in deference of the Supreme Court order,” Luizinho said.
"We had also sent a letter to the Governor's office on the night of March 12 saying we need an appointment to stake claim."
On Monday, Parrikar set the stage for his return as Chief Minister by resigning as Union Defence Minister — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will take additional charge of the portfolio.
Parrikar — a reluctant defence minister and called the “weekend Chief Minister”, whose famous remark of preferring fish curry to butter chicken was seen as indication of him wanting to return to Panaji — desperately needed those coconuts to return to power.
The party, which won 13 seats in the Goa Assembly, pipped the Congress to the post by submitting a list of 21 MLAs and staking claim to form the government.
The Congress’s tally of 17 includes six seats that it wrested back from the BJP — Mandrem, Tivim, St Cruz, St Andre, Siroda and Cuncolim.
After Saturday’s results, in which AAP failed to secure even one of the 40 seats it contested, the party might have to now examine the faultlines they ignored.
“The mandate is fractured, Our vote share was five per cent more than (Congress). It’s luck factor that we didn’t manage more seats,” he said.
The first indications of the BJP losing Goa were evident one hour into counting, with CM Laxmikant Parsekar trailing Dayanand Sopte of the Congress.
Party sources told The Indian Express that leaders at the meeting would look at ways to bring Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar back as chief minister.
With 17 political parties and 251 candidates, including 58 Independents, in fray for the 40-seat Assembly, this is the toughest political fight Goa has seen.
Goa had 32,354 first-time voters this time, including 18,172 women, and the electoral office had mapped details of 327 of the latter who were to cast their votes in 40 model booths
Officials in the electoral office gave credit to programmes they undertook before the polls - and also said that social media helped raise voter awareness.
One booth in every constituency, attended by women staffers, has been marked as “model booth” and it will hand out a pink teddy bear to every first-time female voter who votes there.
In a state familiar with hung assemblies and President’s rule, Saturday's assembly election looks close to call with traditional allies now split, and new players on the field.
With traditional allies splitting to present a different scenario this time, the state’s 11,10,884 voters will pick the final 40 from the 251 candidates in the fray.
So far, the entire BJP campaign had sought to project Parrikar as someone who would oversee functioning of the Goa government.
Amid speculation whether a BJP victory might bring the former chief minister back to Goa, the defence minister has missed Delhi events.
While Rahul took a dig at the BJP’s style of functioning, and “lies” woven by Prime Minister Modi, not once was AAP mentioned.