MAN ARRESTED FOR GROWING GANJA ON NAVAL LAND IN VASCO

AGENCIES|VASCO A man has been arrested for allegedly growing ganja on a plot of land that belongs to the Navy in Vasco, police said today. Vasco police inspector Nolasco Raposo said that a local resident, identified as Sameer Sheikh, had planted ganja on land on which the Navy was constructing a residential building for its personnel. He added that the plot in…

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OBSCENE CONTENT UPLOADED BY HACKERS INTO GOA CHILDREN’S ORGANISATION WEBSITE

AGENCIES|PANAJI Authorities at the Panaji-based Bal Bhavan, a government-funded centre for child development, has filed a complaint with the Cyber Cell of the Goa Police, after a post on its official website, about an inter-state cultural programme, contained references to Viagra, a well-known potency drug. Speaking to reporters programme officer of Bal Bhavan Shashikant Punaji on Thursday said that unknown persons…

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DON ARUN GAWLI TOPS EXAM ON GANDHIAN THOUGHT

AGENCIES|MUMBAI Gangster Arun Gawli, serving life sentence for murder, has topped an exam based on Gandhian thoughts. An inmate of the Nagpur central prison, Gawli scored 74 out of 80 marks in the examination, based on the concept of the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Around 160 prisoners appeared for the examination, conducted by NGOs Sahyog Trust, Sarvoday Ashram and Mumbai Sarvoday Mandal in October last year. The…

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ACB TO FILE LATEST INVESTIGATION REPORT AGAINST BABU KAVLEKAR BEFORE SPECIAL COURT

AGENCIES|PANAJI In the matter of anticipatory bail plea of the leader of opposition Babu Kavlekar in disproportionate assets case, Anti Corruption Branch on Monday sought permission from the special court to place on record the latest investigation report.  Panaji special court adjourned the hearing for August 20 and allowed ACB to place on record the investigation report. The court also cleared…

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UP NATIVE CAUGHT RED-HANDED IN VASCO WHILE TRYING TO KIDNAP 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL

VASCO A group of people today caught red-handed Uttam Kumar Bind a native of UP, trying to kidnap a minor girl at Vasco. The incident occurred outside Bank of India ATM where victim’s father was in a queue to enter the ATM. After noticing that the girl’s father was distracted the accused tried to kidnap his minor daughter by pulling her…

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GOA POLICE TO CONDUCT SPECIAL DRIVE AGAINST DRUNKEN DRIVING

  PANAJI   Goa Police will conduct a special drive against drunken driving between 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the state today.   In an order, Goa Director General of Police Dr Muktesh Chander has said each and every alcometer in working condition would be used and all SDPOs, Police Station Incharges, Traffic PIs, Dy SP Traffic would be in the field in…

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MURDER WEAPONS RECOVERED BY POLICE IN CANDOLIM CASE

CALANGUTE   Police on Thursday recovered the sword and knife used by the accused to murder Candolim-based hotelier Vishwajit Singh earlier this week.   Singh, who was working as the manager of a hotel at Bamonvaddo in Candolim, was assaulted by two accused with the sword and knife at around 1.30am on Tuesday in the parking area of an apartment complex where he…

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COURT DISMISSES AIRES’S PLEA TO ASSIST PROSECUTION IN POWER SUBSIDY SCAM CASE

PANAJI A special court at Panaji has dismissed an application filed by advocate Aires Rodrigues, seeking to assist the prosecution in the trial against panchayat minister Mauvin Godinho and others in the Rs 4.5-crore power subsidy scam. The court, while dismissing the application, said that such a move would delay the proceedings.  “It didn’t appear that the prosecution would be provided…

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COURT ISSUES SUMMONS TO EX-EMPLOYEE OF LOUIS BERGER FIRM IN BRIBERY CASE

PANAJI The court, on Tuesday, issued summons to James McClung, former top executive of the US-headquartered firm Louis Berger, who had confessed to having paid bribes to ministers in Goa. McClung had claimed to have paid bribes to former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat and some others to win consultancy for a water augmentation and sewerage line system project, to be implemented…

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COURT REJECTS TEMPLE PRIEST’S ANTICIPATORY BAIL IN MOLESTATION CASE

PONDA The Additional District and Sessions Court in Ponda on Saturday rejected two anticipatory bail applications filed by a priest at Goa’s Mangeshi temple in a molestation case. A senior police officer said, that the accused, Dhananjay Bhave, could not be traced after the Additional District and Sessions Court in Ponda cancelled the applications of the priest, who has been booked…

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