SERAULIM TALATHI CAUGHT RED HANDED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

PANAJI The officials of Anti-Corruption Bureau have arrested Talathi of Seraulim Naresh Komarpant red-handed while accepting the bribe. The ACB officials laid a trap and caught Komarpant while accepting the bribe of Rs 10000.

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CRIME BRANCH RAID BASSERAA DORMITORY IN PANAJI; ARREST OWNER FOR DUPING PEOPLE

PANAJI The Crime Branch has arrested the owner of Basseraa restaurant and dormitory in Panaji Vijay Tulsiani and one Andre Rodrigues for setting up a recruitment agency and cheated people on the pretext of providing jobs. The  Crime Branch team has raided the Basseraa restaurant & dormitory and seized the documents. The  Crime Branch officials said that the accused has forged…

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ANTARES HOTEL IN VAGATOR CATCHES FIRE

Vagator The Antares Hotel in Vagator has caught fire. The cause of the fire is not known yet. 

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SHACK AND CLOTH SHOP DESTROYED IN FIRE AT VAGATOR BEACH

VAGATOR In a fire incident at Vagator beach, a shack and a cloth store have been gutted incurring a loss of around 20 lakh. According to firefighters, the fire brigade could not reach the spot to function efficiently as there was no road to take the fire engine. There were 4 LPG cylinders in the shack out of which 3 were successfully…

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GOLD WORTH Rs 17 LAKH SEIZED AT DABOLIM AIRPORT

VASCO The Air Intelligence Unit of Goa Customs has seized Gold worth Rs 17 lakh from an international passenger of Air India Flight-AI 994 at Dabolim Airport According to information, 5 gold bars weighing around 580 grams were concealed in a showpiece by the international passenger. A domestic passenger has also been in relation to this case. Further investigation is on.

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HOUSE GUTTED IN FIRE AT BAINA, VASCO

VASCO In a fire accident near Candelaria Church at Baina-Vasco, the house of Alexio D’souza has been partially gutted. According to information, owners had gone out for a wedding when the fire incident took place. On sighting the fire, neighbours alerted the owners and called the fire brigade. The firefighters rushed to the site and put out the fire after nearly…

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST GSPCB OFFICIAL

PANAJI A complaint of sexual harassment has been registered against high-ranked Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) official by a staff member. The victim, in her complaint to the North Goa SP, alleged that the official touched her inappropriately when she had gone into his cabin with a request to release her withheld salary. The woman has submitted the copies of the…

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FORMALIN ISSUE: FDA OFFICER IVA FERNANDES APPROACHES GOA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

PANAJI Food and Drugs Administration officer Iva Fernandes, who busted a racket in July this year involving the use of formalin in fish sold in Goan markets, has alleged harassment by the state government, in a petition filed before the Goa Human Rights Commission. In her affidavit filed before the Commission on Friday, Iva Fernandes has demanded an examination of phone…

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ONE ARRESTED FOR MURDERING RAG-PICKER

MARGAO The police have arrested a 38-year-old man from Delhi for allegedly murdering one rag-picker for Rs 50 which the victim had borrowed from the accused in Margao. The accused, Omprakash Ganapati Chand, hails from Delhi and was currently staying in Margao. Omprakash smashed a stone on the head of the victim Shivappa (35), a native of Gokak, on Tuesday. The police…

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41-YEAR-OLD RUSSIAN MAN FOUND DEAD IN ARAMBOL

PERNEM The body of a 41-year-old Russian national, Vladimir Volchanov, was found at the roadside in Arambol by police on December 23. The police suspect that the cause of the death may have been a drug overdose. The forensic department of Goa Medical College (GMC) has conducted the postmortem and sent the viscera for chemical analysis, the police informed. The police have said…

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