West Bengal native drowns at Siquerim beach

One Asif Iqbal, aged 25, native of West Bengal and presently residing at Mapusa, drowned at Siquerim beach on Monday afternoon at 3:30 PM. The deceased who was working as a labourer at Mapusa had come to Siquerim beach with his friends and had climbed on to the rocks to click pictures. While Iqbal and his friends were…

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Attempt to kill, outraging modesty in Calangute PS jurisdiction

Calangute, Goa: After a series of crackdown on prostitution dens, drug peddlers and IPL betting in the last over one week, Calangute police have booked an attempted murder and another case or molestation in less than 24 hours. In the first case, the police are on a look out for a Mapusa resident who stabbed a car driver and escaped…

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Crime Branch wants Digambar’s custodial interrogation

The Crime Branch-formed Special Investigation Team (SIT) are leaving no stone unturned to ensure Goa’s ex-chief minister Digambar Kamat’s custody. The sleuths are set to oppose his anticipatory bail scheduled for hearing on May 2. The Congress loyalist is currently on ex-parte ad-interim anticipatory bail into the infamous illegal mining case. “We will oppose his anticipatory…

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7 canoes seized for illegal sand extraction

Goa: In a joint raid conducted by The Captain of Ports and Mines Department on Friday morning, seven canoes have been seized which were involved in illegal extraction of sand from the Tiracol river at Porascadem. Around 20 labourers have been detained who were found extracting sand at the site. The officials said that four out of seven canoes had…

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One arrested for attempting to break open ATM at Porvorim

Porvorim, Goa: Porvorim police have arrested a Maharashtra-based teenager for allegedly trying to break open ATM machine in the area after he was caught red handed on CCTV camera. The accused has been identified as one Arjun Yadav, a 19-year-old native of Maharashtra, who has been in the state for some time now. Yadav made an unsuccessful attempt to break open…

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50kgs of artificially ripened bananas confiscated by FDA

Mapusa, Goa: The department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday confiscated 350 kgs of artificially ripened bananas from the Mapusa Municipal market.  The value of the fruits is approximately Rs 18,000. In a press statement issued by the department, it is been said that the officials of FDA conducted surprise surveillance drive during the early hours of the…

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Gold worth Rs 34 lakh seized at Dabolim Airport

Dabolim, Goa: The air intelligence unit of Goa Customs today seized unclaimed gold worth Rs 34 lakhs which was hidden below a seat in Air India flight which arrived this morning. “While performing duties during arrival of Air India flight AI-994 today the officers of air intelligence unit of Goa customs rummaged the aircraft and found one packet wrapped with…

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Midnight fire burns down 4 houses in Benaulim

Benaulim, Goa: Four houses were gutted in a fire which broke out on Tuesday night at Vas Waddo near Benaulim beach. Houses of Rosaril Rodrigues, Minguel Rodrigues and Jonita Rodrigues were reduced to ashes. As the houses were near the beach, due to strong wind the fire went out of control. The owners have estimated a loss of up-to Rs 15…

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Crime Branch registers murder case in Fr Bismarque death

The family and friends of priest-turned-social activist Fr Bismarque Dias have won half the battle as the crime branch (CB) has finally registered a case of murder. A case under section 302 (murder) was registered late last night, 15 days after the Goa bench of Bombay High Court directed the CB to re-investigate the case as homicide based on a…

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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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