POLICE NAB 35-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO WOULD BREAK INTO HOMES, STARE AT WOMEN

PANAJI The Goa police arrested a 35-year-old man on Friday for allegedly breaking into homes in his underwear, at an apartment complex here at night, staring at women and occasionally stealing cash. The accused, Tulsidas Shirodkar, 35, a resident of Taleigao,  was arrested after residents of the apartment complex, located close to the private residence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, complained…

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SINGER REMO FERNANDES ACQUITTED IN VERBAL ABUSE CASE

PANAJI The Children’s Court of Goa on Thursday acquitted one of Goa’s most popular entertainers and musicians Remo Fernandes, who was booked for allegedly verbally abusing a minor girl. Speaking to reporters, the Bollywood singer’s lawyer Rajeev Gomes said that Fernandes has been acquitted of the charges framed under section 8 r/w 2 (m) of the Goa Children’s Act, a special…

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FIR LODGED AGAINST PANDURANG MADKAIKAR’S BROTHER

OLD GOA Brother of Goa Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has been booked on charge of assaulting a local panchayat representative, the police said Wednesday. Panchayat member of Old Goa, Nilkant Bhomkar, has lodged an FIR against Dhaku Madkaikar, the younger brother of Madkaikar Tuesday evening, a police official said. Bhomkar claimed that when he was getting out of the panchayat hall after…

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REFUSED A DRINK, MAN OPENS FIRE IN BAR

MARGAO A person was arrested on Monday for opening fire in a bar in South Goa after he was refused more drinks by the staff, police said. According to the police, an inebriated Mubarak Khan opened fire in a popular bar in the beach village of Colva. “We received a complaint from the manager of 49Rs bar and restaurant, Felix Fernandes, that…

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NIGERIAN NATIONAL ARRESTED AT BAGA FOR POSSESSING DRUGS

CALANGUTE  Goa Police on Thursday arrested a 30-year-old Nigerian national for allegedly possessing drugs worth Rs 45,000 in international market. According to Calangute Police Station Incharge Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi, the accused Stephen, a native of Abuja, Nigeria, was arrested during a narcotic raid conducted on August 30 at Baga, Calangute. Dalvi said that a reliable information was received regarding the accused Nigerian…

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STATUE VANDALISED AT PARODA CHURCH

AGENCIES|MARGAO A statue in the compound of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception High School at Avedem, Paroda, was vandalized, allegedly by a resident of Xelvona late Sunday evening. The accused entered the compound around 8.30pm and first damaged three glass windows of Our Lady of Livrament chapel inside the school compound, the notice board, an electrical switchboard and the statue of…

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FRENCH NATIONAL HELD FOR ASSAULTING CISF OFFICER AT DABOLIM AIRPORT

VASCO A French national was arrested for assaulting a Central Industrial Security Force officer at Goa’s Dabolim International Airport, police said on Thursday. The accused is identified as Vairet Guillam, a resident of Caluire-et-Cuire in France. He was arrested after he allegedly assaulted CISF sub-inspector Chandra Bhushan at the Goa airport on Thursday, police inspector in-charge of the Vasco police station…

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TEMPLE PRIEST ACCUSED OF MOLESTATION SURRENDERS

AGENCIES|PONDA A former temple priest, who has been booked for molesting two young women in the temple premises, surrendered before a local magistrate on Tuesday after remaining traceless for nearly one month. The 51-year-old accused, Dhananjay Bhave, now a former priest at the popular Mangueshi temple located in South Goa, was formally arrested by officials from the Ponda Police Station soon…

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MAN ARRESTED FOR GROWING GANJA ON NAVAL LAND IN VASCO

AGENCIES|VASCO A man has been arrested for allegedly growing ganja on a plot of land that belongs to the Navy in Vasco, police said today. Vasco police inspector Nolasco Raposo said that a local resident, identified as Sameer Sheikh, had planted ganja on land on which the Navy was constructing a residential building for its personnel. He added that the plot in…

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OBSCENE CONTENT UPLOADED BY HACKERS INTO GOA CHILDREN’S ORGANISATION WEBSITE

AGENCIES|PANAJI Authorities at the Panaji-based Bal Bhavan, a government-funded centre for child development, has filed a complaint with the Cyber Cell of the Goa Police, after a post on its official website, about an inter-state cultural programme, contained references to Viagra, a well-known potency drug. Speaking to reporters programme officer of Bal Bhavan Shashikant Punaji on Thursday said that unknown persons…

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