ILLEGAL VENDORS NEAR VASCO MARKET WARNED BY MMC

VASCO After receiving a number of complaints of illegal occupation on footpaths near the municipal market, the officers of the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) conducted an inspection of the area on Friday morning. The people had complained that the illegal encroachments on footpaths were hindering the movement of pedestrians as well as the traffic. The inspection team sent by MMC chief officer…

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HIGH COURT DIRECTS FORMER TOURISM MINISTER DILIP PARULEKAR TO FACE TRIAL IN SERULA COMUNIDADE LAND GRAB CASE

PANAJI Former Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has been directed by the High Court of Bombay at Goa, today, to face trial for offences under sections 119, 120, 420 read with 120-B of the Indian Penal Code in connection with Serula Comunidade cheating and land grab case filed by Adv. Aires Rodrigues. Parulekar and the other two accused Peter Martins, then attorney of Comunidade…

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CONTEMPT PETITION FILED BY ACTIVIST KASHINATH SHETYE AGAINST CCP ON MAHARAJA CASINO OFFICE ISSUE

Panaji Social activist Kashinath Shetye has filed a contempt petition before the Bombay High Court at Goa against CCP commissioner Ajit Roy for violating the earlier orders of the court which had ordered the municipalities to keep footpaths clean. Shetye has highlighted the encroachment on the footpath by Maharaja Casino which has put up its office opposite Old Secretariat. Shetye has…

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TWO ARRESTED BY CALANGUTE POLICE FOR RASH DRIVING NEAR SCHOOL PREMISES

CALANGUTE Two youth were arrested on Wednesday for creating public nuisance near a school in Calangute, police said. Police have also proceeded to cancel the registration of their modified vehicles, which did not have number plates, police officer Jivba Dalvi told reporters. “Two ‘road romeos’ were arrested for rash and negligent driving on the road outside the school exactly when the…

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ACTIVIST CLAUDE ALVARES SUMMONED BY PANAJI POLICE

PANAJI Activist Claude Alvares, whose petition in the Supreme Court led to the shutdown of Goa’s mining industry, was on Wednesday summoned by Panaji police in connection with an FIR filed against him. The FIR was registered last month for symbolically locking the offices of the State Mines and Geology department in the state capital. Alvares has now moved for anticipatory bail. “We…

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VIDEO OF TCP MINISTER’S ARGUMENT WITH FISHERWOMAN GOES VIRAL

Panaji A video of Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai having an argument with a fisherwoman in Margao town and allegedly using derogatory words against her has gone viral on social media, with an NGO filing a complaint of molestation against him today. The Agriculture Minister, however, alleged that his conversation with the woman was “maliciously interpreted”. “I’m utterly shocked and appalled by…

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CAN’T REDUCE PRICES OF CATTLE-FEED: GOA DAIRY CHAIRMAN

PONDA  Goa Dairy cannot afford to lower prices of cattle- feed as the price of raw material has increased,  informed Goa Dairy chairman Rajesh Phaldesai. Phaldesai further said that the cattle-feed plant is doing well and earning Rs five lakh as net-profit.  Speaking to the media persons Goa Dairy chairman informed that the FDA regularly conducts inspection and the recently conducted inspection…

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HIGH COURT DIRECTS GOA GOVT TO SUBMIT BRICS FOOD SCAM REPORT

PANAJI  The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed that the Goa Chief Secretary’s report on the alleged Rs 51 lakh BRICS food scam during the 2016 international event, should be submitted to the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC). The decision by Justices Nitim Jamdar and Prithviraj Chavan came after the state government challenged the Commission order to…

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PARAB NOT CONNECTED WITH KETAMINE TRADE: GOA BJP

PANAJI The BJP on Tuesday said that Vasudev Parab, holder of a government-allotted industrial plot in the coastal state where a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) raid busted a ketamine manufacturing racket, was not involved in its trade. “Parab does not have any involvement in it. He has not committed this crime. The only crime he has committed is that he…

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BJP OFFICIAL GETS SHOW-CAUSE NOTICE FROM GSIDC

PANAJI The GSIDC today issued a show-cause notice to BJP official Vasudev Parab from whose industrial premises a huge quantity of ketamine was recently seized by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), an official said. Parab is BJP’s general secretary for North Goa district. “The Goa State Industrial Development Corporation (GSIDC) had allocated the shed inside Pissurlem Industrial Estate to Parab to start…

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