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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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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