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Aaron Pereira


Aaron is Senior Assistant Editor, and is based in New Delhi.
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For the lack of oxygen
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

From Goa Medical College Hospital to Jaipur Golden and Batra in New Delhi last month; from Nashik to Chamrajnagar. Across cities and towns SOSs went out 24 by 7. By the time High Courts and the Supreme Court prodded governments to act, it was too late for many.

IMD forecast lists PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan
Sat, May 09, 2020

The change in name started to get reflected from Tuesday in the daily forecast for northwest India, issued by IMD from New Delhi.

Air travel in the times of coronavirus: Delhi to Goa, with hand sanitiser, mask and alcohol swabs
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Airline crew, airport staffers and CISF personnel said there was a slight drop in passengers — more international than domestic — over the past week.

Election Results 2019 highlights: It’s a victory of India, victory of democracy, says PM
Fri, May 24, 2019

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 India highlights: With the landslide victory, Modi is the first non-Congress full majority Prime Minister to get re-elected with a stronger majority.

Goa: Cong, AAP complain against BJP election agents wearing candidate badge inside polling station
Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Goa Chief Electoral Officer Kunal told that the election agents inside the booth were allowed to sport badges with the name of the candidate as long as the party logo and candidate's picture were not displayed.

Goa’s tourism sector wants state to plan ahead to sustain visitor flow
Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Goa's tourism industry lacks policy and stakeholders want the government to come clean on what plans it has for what is now the backbone of the state's economy.

Prakash Raj interview: Mr Modi or Mr Rahul Gandhi is not going to run your constituency
Tue, Apr 16, 2019

Prakash Raj interview: "The responsibility of a citizen is to elect a parliamentarian of a constituency… whichever party he belongs to is not important to the electorate. There are 500+ parliamentarians, it is their job to elect the leader and opposition leader."

This Word Means: (Goa’s) opinion poll day
Tue, Jan 22, 2019

Last week saw the anniversary of an unusual event in Indian democracy — a plebiscite to ascertain the people’s views

What is Goa’s ‘Opinion Poll Day’?
Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Jawaharlal Nehru had promised that Goa would get to decide its own future, but he had passed away in May 1964. It was decided that the poll would be held on January 16, 1967.

Country going through troubled times… but it’s a temporary phase: Pranab Mukherjee
Fri, Dec 14, 2018

"Constitutionalism, in its letter and spirit should be our only guiding ideology," Mukherjee said in his Christmas message.

Supreme Court Aadhaar verdict: What today’s judgment means for you
Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Aadhaar verdict: Supreme Court rules Aadhaar does not infringe on an individual's right to privacy and upheld its constitutional validity. The court, however, struck down several sections of the Act.

Dibrugarh becomes 400th free WiFi-enabled railway station as Google-Railtel completes high-speed Internet project
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

While the idea behind the project was to provide railway passengers with good internet at railway platforms, the free WiFi project has, in turn, benefited several more, including students, shopkeepers and railway employees.

Karnataka fallout: Goa Congress says they’re single-largest party, will meet Governor to stake claim
Thu, May 17, 2018

Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said there can't be two yardsticks. "If they have allowed BJP to form government in Karnataka then they should allow us to form government too."

Karnataka Election Results 2018 highlights: BJP’s Yeddyurappa is CM, Rahul Gandhi says ‘mockery of Constitution’
Thu, May 17, 2018

Karnataka Election Results 2018: BS Yeddyurappa is chief minister of Karnataka. He took oath at 9 am Thursday morning, hours after the SC, in a midnight to dawn hearing, refused to stay the swearing-in ceremony. You can read through the highlights from the first hour of counting till the swearing-in ceremony, below.

Karnataka Election 2018 highlights: Polling ends, 70% voter turnout till 6 pm
Sat, May 12, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 Highlights: Karnataka is the only state the BJP has ever won in the southern part of the country. The outcome of the Assembly polls is likely to have a major bearing on the future course for both parties. 

Karnataka Elections 2018: Home seat lucky, BS Yeddyurappa does a final lap — with a prayer
Fri, May 11, 2018

A decade after his victory in Shikaripura allowed him to head the first BJP government in a southern state, B S Yeddyurappa, counting on his home turf to return him to power, wrapped up a scorching campaign Thursday with a roadshow and prayers at a temple.

Karnataka elections: Splash of saffron on streets of Shikaripura as Yeddyurappa holds roadshow
Fri, May 11, 2018

What do the voters in the district think when they go to the ballot this time? Can the BJP give the Congress and the JD(S) a tough fight in Shimoga? All that and more in our live blog today. Here are the highlights.

On the ground in Bhatkal and Davanagere constituencies: Here are the highlights
Tue, May 08, 2018

On the Karnataka election trail: In the run up to the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018, on Tuesday takes you to Bhatkal and Davanagere constituencies. Follow the latest udpates here.

In Hubli’s disputed Idgah, a lesson for Gurugram
Tue, May 08, 2018

Karnataka Elections 2018: In Hubli, which witnessed its worst communal riots in 1994, Hindus and Muslims have decided not to give in to communally provocative statements made by political leaders.

On the ground in coastal Udupi, Dharwad and Hubli: Here are the highlights
Mon, May 07, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 highlights: makes its way through Udupi, Dharwad and Hubli districts in the poll-bound state of Karnataka. Track all the latest developments here

Karnataka Elections: In Badami, Siddaramaiah attacks BJP, says ‘it’s not Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas. It’s Sabka Sath, Sabka Vinash’
Sat, May 05, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Hitting out at what he claimed was communal and divisive politics on the part of the BJP, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the choice was between assured development and communal violence.

Karnataka Elections 2018: Farmers’ plight takes centrestage as Congress and BJP campaigns heat up in Nipani
Sat, May 05, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Party workers from both the BJP and the Congress say the election in Nipani, Karnataka's No 1 constituency which lies in Belgaum district, is different this time.

Karnataka election highlights: Writing is clear on the wall, BJP will form full majority govt, says PM Modi in Mangalore
Sat, May 05, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: made its way to Badami — one of the two seats CM Siddaramaiah is contesting in the May 12 polls — and Mangalore, where PM Narendra Modi addressed a rally. Here are the highlights

A border village in Karnataka’s Khanapur grapples with water row fallout: Little farming, no jobs
Fri, May 04, 2018

Karnataka assembly elections 2018: Kankumbi, once filled with lush green fields of paddy and millet, is now caught in muddy waters — quite literally — with an ongoing water dispute between Karnataka and Goa.

Karnataka election highlights: In Bantwal, political wind could blow either way
Sat, May 05, 2018

Karnataka Elections: travels through villages in Bantwal in the South and Belgavi in the North to see how the elections are unfolding in the last week of campaigning. Follow the highlights