APP BASED TAXI SERVICE ‘GOAMILES’ CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY OF DRIVERS

PANAJI Goa’s first app-based taxi service GOAMILES on Wednesday said that the company is deeply concerned about the safety of its 1,000 odd taxi drivers and has demanded action against those involved in harassment and assault on its drivers. “We are deeply concerned about the safety and security of our personnel as well as of passengers who are opting for our…

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FOUR SHOPS REDUCED TO ASHES IN FIRE AT VASCO MARKET

VASCO  In a fire incident at Vasco four shops were reduced to ashes. The incident took place opposite the fish market at dawn of December 25 wherein a hair cutting salon, a juice centre, pan-masala shop and a garment shop were destroyed. According to fire officials, the estimated loss is around Rs 9 lakh, however, the cause for the fire is unknown. 

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GOA CUSTOMS SEIZE GOLD WORTH ₹ 31 LAKH AT DABOLIM AIRPORT

VASCO Goa Customs have seized at gold from an Air India flight which was arriving from Kuwait at Dabolim Airport. The seized gold jewellery weighs around 1086 grams and its estimated worth is ₹ 31.03 lakh. The smuggled gold was kept in plastic bag and was placed in the toilet. However, no passenger has claimed ownership over the items.  

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TAMIL NADU MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPING BRITISH WOMAN AT PALOLEM

MARGAO The police have arrested a 30-year-old man, native of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, for raping a 42-year-old British woman and robbing her belongings in early morning on Thursday near Palolem beach. Superintendent of Police (South Goa) Arvind Gawas said that CCTV footage near the crime scene at the local railway station helped police track down the accused at Margao. “The accused…

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BRITISH WOMAN RAPED IN PALOLEM

CANACONA A 42-year-old British national was raped by unknown persons near Palolem beach in Canacona, police said today. The incident occurred at 4.30 a.m. when the victim was walking from the Canacona railway station to her rented home near Palolem beach, Police Inspector Rajendra Prabhudessai informed reporters. “We have drawn up a list of suspects based on the description given to us….

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FATAL ACCIDENT AT PONDA, 1 DEAD ON THE SPOT

PONDA In a fatal road accident near Ponda Municipality, wherein a two-wheeler collided with a tanker, Suresh Bhaktha, a residence of Mardol and native of Mangalore has succumbed to injuries. The exact reason of accident is not known. The deceased Suresh was 51 years A further police investigation is in progress. 

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SHACK DESTROYED IN FIRE AT CALANGUTE

CALANGUTE  A beach shack in Calangute has been gutted in fire incurring a loss of around Rs 3-4 lakh. Even though firefighters reached the spot they could not save any property. The owner said that electrical appliances furniture and other has been destroyed in the fire. However, the exact cause of fire is unknown.

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FOUR POLICEMEN SUSPENDED AFTER GANG-RAPE ACCUSED ESCAPES

PANAJI Four police personnel were suspended after rape accused, Ishwar Makwana, who was arrested with two others in a gangrape case in May, escaped from custody on Monday, police said. The suspended policemen, including a Head Constable and three constables, were part of an escort team which was accompanying the accused to TB hospital in St.Inez, Panaji, from Colvale Central Jail…

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BETALBATIM GANG-RAPE ACCUSED ESCAPES FROM POLICE CUSTODY

PANAJI Rape accused, Ishwar Makwana, who was arrested by Goa police along with two other men for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman at Betalbatim beach in South Goa, escaped from police custody today when he was brought to a hospital for medical treatment, police said. Makwana was taken for medical treatment to Panaji-based Chest Disease & T B Hospital from where…

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BIHAR NATIVE NABBED WITH DRUGS AT MARGAO

MARGAO Margao police have arrested one Santosh Jahadav (26), native of Bihar, with 400g of ganja worth Rs 1 lakh on Friday. PI of Margao police station Kapil Nayak said that Jahadav was walking around Margao municipal garden, and finding his movement suspicious they questioned him. The police found ganja in his possession after searching him and arrested him under the…

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