A week after Corlim mishap, one more died

More than a week after a fatal collision between two vehicles killed five persons, the sixth ‘critically injured’ victim succumbed today. NRI Shanal Pereira, who was driving the speeding car when it lost control resulting into the mishap on the Old Goa-Corlim highway, died at Goa medical college and hospital. Sub Divisional Police Officer Nelson Albuquerque told this reporter…

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Serula land case troubles Dilip Parulekar further

In what could further brew trouble for former Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar in the illegal Serula Communidade land grab case, the State government appointed inquiry officer has informed District Court that the land allotment to the then Minister was not in accordance with the code of Communidade. The Inquiry Officer former Joint Secretary Home Srinet Kotwale in his deposition before…

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Case filed against minister Azgaonkar

A criminal case has been filed against Tourism Minister Babu Azgaonkar in a court in Pune, for a controversial statement made by him during a press conference on April 3, 2017, where he said that the people from the Lamani community must be thrown out of Goa. A case has been registered against the minister under the IPC section 153-A(1)(A),…

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Friends of Fr Bismarque Dias wants proper Crime branch probe

The fight for justice to Fr Bismarque Dias will continue. At least that is what his friends have decided. The friends of priest-turned-activist Fr Bismarque Dias who was found dead under suspicious circumstances in the year 2015 have demanded that Crime Branch should properly investigate this case including interrogation of five crucial witnesses. Dias was found dead under mysterious circumstances in…

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Digambar Kamat claims he was victim of political frenzy

Former chief minister Digambar Kamat is once again under the scanner of the investigation agencies, over a year after he was grilled albeit narrowly escaping arrest in the very controversial Louis Berger bribery scandal. And yet again, Kamat – this time being investigated in the massive mining scam – said he is a victim of political frenzy. The seasoned politician…

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Gujarat native arrested for possessing ganja, charas

Sunny Ujegriya, who is a native of Gujarat and a resident of Candolim has been arrested by Calangute police on charges of illegally possessing narcotic substances worth Rs 50,000. The accused was caught red handed in possession of 135 grams of ganja and 350 grams of charas, on Saturday midnight. Ujegriya was produced before the judicial magistrate first class…

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Kamat quizzed by SIT after he gets anticipatory bail

Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat was today questioned by special investigation team (SIT) of Goa crime branch for more than two hours in connection with the illegal mining during his tenure as state mines minister. “Kamat was questioned for around two-and-half hour on various clarifications that were required for the SIT of crime branch which is investigating into the…

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IPL betting racket busted at Calangute

Two days after the police busted an alleged interstate Indian Premier League (IPL) betting racket along the northern coastal stretch at Anjuna, the sleuths conducted another raid in the tourist-popular hub at Calangute. Two bookies Chandrashekar Thaku from Chattisgarh and Lalit Shyam from Haryana were caught red-handed while accepting bets during the match between Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight riders….

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Bike thief caught in Canacona

The traffic cell of Canacona today intercepted one black Pulsor motorcycle near Govt. HSS Mastimol, Canacona, which was without the front and back registration number plates. The bike was intercepted by PSI Gautam Salunke and staff of Canacona traffic cell. Upon thorough interrogation, the rider named Jishnu from Malappuram Kerala, revealed that, he had stolen the said motorcycle from the…

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Eight bombs found in Pune defence locality

Pune: Walkers in Dighi area alerted the police after they found eight ‘bomb-like’ objects in the hilly defence area around 10.30 am on Wednesday. Cops rushed to the spot and later informed the defence authorities. According to the police, citizens were alarmed after seeing the objects. The police confirmed that the suspicious objects were bombs, and it was later diffused. The…

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