BUS MEETS WITH ACCIDENT IN MARGAO; 25 PASSENGERS INJURED

Margao A passenger bus travelling from Savordem to Margao today met with a major accident at Rawanfond and around 25 passengers have been shifted to Hospicio Hospital. The bus was reported to be loaded above capacity and over speeding. The bus then collided with a Duster car and lost its balance. The driver and the conductor of the bus have also sustained…

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MAPUSA MARKET SHOPKEEPERS FILE FIR AGAINST MMC CHIEF OFFICER

MAPUSA Protesting against municipality’s inability to deal with illegal encroachment by vendors in streets and parking places, the shop owners of Mapusa market shut their outlets for a few hours on Friday. The shop owners gathered in the market and shouted slogans against Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) chief officer Clen Madeira. The protesters then made their way to Mapusa police station and…

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BOI ATM GUTTED IN FIRE AT VASCO

VASCO Bank of India’s (BOI) ATM in Robins building at Baina-Vasco was gutted in fire at around 1:30 am.  A car parked nearby was also engulfed in the fire. People say that the ATM had regular complains in dispensing cash. The Fire brigade rushed to the scene and managed to save property worth of ₹ 5 lakh. The estimated loss is said…

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SHED COLLAPSES OUTSIDE MAMLATDAR OFFICE IN CANACONA

CANACONA A shed which was erected outside the mamlatdar office in Canacona collapsed last night. None were hurt in the incident. The locals suspect that the shed was illegally erected and have demanded that sudden collapse of the shed has to be investigated. People have raised suspicion on the municipality that trade licences are not renewed of the shopkeepers, but, there is…

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CRIME BRANCH SUMMONS 3 SUSPENDED STAFF MEMBERS FOR 2nd ROUND OF QUESTIONING

PANAJI  The Crime Branch has summoned all three suspended staff members of Goa Medical College (GMC) in Januz Gonsalves body missing case for the second round of questioning. Crime Branch has asked suspended HoD of forensics Edmondo Rodrigues, technical assistant  Machhidranath Jalmi and postmortem attendant Prakash Narvekar to appear on Monday for further questioning. A report has been submitted by the crime…

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GOA PANEL ADVISES AWARENESS AGAINST ‘MOMO CHALLENGE’

PANAJI The Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Thursday urged the state Education Department to initiate awareness programmes in order to prevent children from participating in the lethal “Momo Challenge,” an online game. The challenge, a social media phenomenon which has gone viral, urges users to perform a series of dangerous tasks, some of which involve causing physical…

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FIVE HELD IN CALANGUTE ROAD RAGE CASE

CALANGUTE  Five persons were arrested on Wednesday in Calangute on the charge of assaulting and seriously injuring two men in a case of road rage. Police said Vishwas Govekar, Tukaram Naik, Dipesh Naik, Rahul Dias and Sitakant Zantye were driving a car while the two men were riding a motorcycle in Calangute when they had a quarrel over overtaking. The five men…

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POLICE NAB BIHAR NATIVE IN POSSESSION OF DRUGS AT MAJORDA

COLVA   The Colva police on Tuesday arrested one Kumar Shreekrishna (25) a native of Bihar, for possession of narcotic substance.   After receiving a tip-off, the police went to Majorda junction railway station on Tuesday evening, where they held Shreekrishna and searched him. During the search, the police found 350g of drugs, in his possession, worth around Rs 70,000, said Colva police…

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5 DIE, 6 INJURED IN ROAD ACCIDENT ON MUMBAI-GOA NATIONAL HIGHWAY

  MUMBAI    Five persons, including two women and a kid were killed and six were seriously injured in a collision between Ecco car and a private luxury bus at Mumbai-Goa highway near Rajapur this morning.   The incident occurred around 11:30 am today when an Ecco car carrying eleven persons from Panvel, moving towards Goa, dashed against a private luxury bus which was coming from opposite…

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KARNATAKA NATIVE HELD FOR POSSESSING GANJA WORTH Rs 45,000 IN BAGA

CALANGUTE Calangute Police have arrested a 21-year-old man from Karnataka for illegally possessing Ganja worth Rs 45,000. According to Calangute Police Station Incharge PI Jivba Dalvi, information was received regarding the accused person coming to deliver drugs to prospective customers at Sauntavado, Baga, on Thursday night. Accordingly, a team was formed and the police staff camped at Baga area from 2100 hrs….

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