VELIM POLICE ATTACK CASE: CHARGES OF ATTEMPT TO MURDER, GRIEVOUS HURT STANDS WITHDRAWN AGAINST THE GROUP

  Panaji (Goa): In a major relief to the group of people including two Catholic priests, the State government today submitted before the district court a plea withdraw its own application challenging the dropping of charges of attempt to murder and grievous hurt. A group of 22 people including  two priests – Fr Romanova Gonsalves and Fr Lucio Dias – were…

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GHRC MOVED OVER CUJIRA EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX CHAOS

Panaji (Goa) A complaint has today been filed by Adv. Aires Rodrigues with the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) over the utter chaos and lack of infrastructure at the Cujira Educational complex. In his complaint Adv. Aires Rodrigues has stated that in flagrant violation of the Human Rights of the students and their parents, many Panaji based educational institutions have been…

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NORTH GOA ADDITIONAL COLLECTOR SABAJI SHETYE DETAINED.

Panaji (Goa): Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Goa Police today detained North Goa Additional Collector Sabaji Shetye when he was trapped accepting a bribe. “Shetye was trapped while accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 which was part of his demand of Rs 1.5 lakh to issue no objection certificate for shortage of explosives licence,” Superintendent of Police (ACB) Bosco George…

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IT WAS TOURISTS VERSUS LOCALS AT MAPUSA LAST NIGHT

Mapusa (Goa): Tension prevailed at Mapusa last night when a group of locals and tourists had a verbal dual. The locals outnumbered a group of tourists which was later brought to the police station. The trouble began when a local taxi driver was allegedly bullied by a group of Maharashtra based tourists on their visit to Goa. His car was…

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3 FROG HUNTERS ARRESTED BY MARGAO FOREST OFFICIALS

Margao (Goa): 3 hunters were nabbed by the Margao Range Forest Office on Wednesday midnight. They were arrested and 11 bull frogs were rescued by the team. Siddesh Gawade, the Range Forest Officer of Margao and his team of 4 arrested 3 frog hunters namely Menino Pereira aged 29, Dylan Noronha age 17,…

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NBW ISSUED AGAINST DIGAMBAR KAMAT, THEN CANCELLED

Panaji (Goa): In a quick development after the District & Sessions Court issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against sitting legislator Digambar Kamat, it was soon withdrawn after his lawyer filed a petition requesting the warrant’s cancellation. Senior Counsel Surendra Desai, appearing for Kamat, has confirmed the development stating they were suppose to move the court seeking the latter’s exemption from…

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COURT ISSUES NON BAILABLE WARRANT AGAINST DIGAMBAR KAMAT IN JAICA CASE

Panaji (Goa): The always ‘lucky’ Digambar Kamat seems to be running out of luck with Principal Sessions Court issuing a non bail able warrant in the two year old watergate scandal. The former chief minister failed to appear before the court when the matter came up for hearing today, and neither did his counsel made an appearance. Principal Sessions Judge…

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COURT DIRECTS DILIP PARULEKAR TO FACE TRIAL IN SERULA COMUNIDADE LAND GRAB AND CHEATING CASE

Panaji (Goa): North Goa Principal District and Sessions Judge Irshad Agha today directed that process be issued against Goa’s former Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar in the Serula Comunidade land grab and cheating case filed by Adv. Aires Rodrigues. Judge Agha has also directed that process be issued against Peter Martins, then attorney of Comunidade of Serula and Irene Sequeira, then…

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NIGERIAN NATIONAL ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF DRUGS

Calangute (Goa): Calangute police have arrested a Nigerian national by name Victory Igwe Amos in a narcotic raid conducted on Tuesday night at Porie ground in Calangute. Victor Amos, age 32 years, is a native of Lagos in Nigeria and currently residing at Calangute. The accused was found in possession of 190 grams of ganja and 17 grams of charas,…

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PAY FINE IF YOU ARE FOUND BUYING OR SELLING PLASTIC BAG FROM JULY ONWARDS IN GOA

Panaji (Goa): Those who will be found buying or selling plastic bag in Goa will be fined heavily from July onwards, State Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said today announcing the stringent measures to make the coastal state plastic free. “We need to do away with the plastic bags. From July onwards if we find anyone selling or buying plastic bag…

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