Safety and security of tourists No 1 priority for Tourism Minister, Govt. of Goa
Manohar Azgaonkar outlines his priorities for tourism with regards to safety and security of tourists
Panjim, 18 April: Be it on or off the coast, tourists make Goa their preferred destination to holiday every season. The increasing number of arrivals whether from the national segment or international segment reinforces one fact that Goa is a much loved destination all through the year.
From 27.88 Lakhs tourist arrivals in 2012 to 63.30 Lakhs tourist arrivals reflecting an increase of 44% in both domestic and foreign arrivals to the state. With over 4.50 Lakhs foreign tourist arrivals in 2012 to 6.80 lakhs arrivals in 2016 reflecting an increase of 66%….READ more..
Truck driver in Corlim accident appears before police
The truck driver, who was on the run after a packed car rammed into the huge vehicle killing five persons during the busy evening hours of Monday, appeared before the Goa police claiming innocence. Sholapur-based Ganesh along with his cleaner, who hails from Belgaum testified before the Old Goa police team justifying why they ran away from the accident spot.
Three of a total eight car occupants ~ four-year-old Manshri Bhoir, her middle-aged mother Vrushali, senior citizen Natalie Pereira; and two pedestrians Luis Menezes and Ida Queroz met the tragic fate when the Maruti SX4 driven by NRI Shanal Pereira…
DRY DAYS AHEAD?
Believe it or not! For Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar the reins of power always come bundled with some major turmoil. Be it the iron-ore mining industry disaster in 2012 or the ongoing liquor ban crisis, Parrikar’s sarkar has always been marked with ‘panvoti’ than ‘parivartan’. One may recall that within six months of taking charge in 2012, Parrikar had to face the biggest ever challenge in the form of the Justice M B Shah Commission report on illegal mining, which exposed a Rs 35000 crore scam in Goa and termed the entire activity as illegal. The report that nailed…READ more..
Parrikar reviews traffic situation in Goa
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today reviewed the traffic situation in the State following series of accidents witnessed during last two days.
“We will have stricter enforcement of the laws on the road. The safety on the road would now be given paramount importance,” Parrikar told reporters after chairing the meeting.
State Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma, the officials of State Transport department, police and tourism were present for the meeting.
Five people were dead when car rammed against ongoing truck at Corlim village, 10 kms away from here.
Deputy superintendent of police Dharmesh Angle told reporters that the department has listed various…READ more..
Five dead, two critically injured in car-truck accident at Corlim
In a major accident that was reported between Old Goa and Corlim on National Highway, five persons including four women were killed, while two were critically injured.
The dead persons include two pedestrians who were walking alongside the road when car which came in an opposite direction rammed on oncoming truck. Three women including a four year old child who was in the car died on the spot.
Two families were travelling in a car when their vehicle collided with the oncoming truck in Corlim village. Amongst dead includes four females including a four year old girl, Manashree Bhoir.
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Calangute police rescues 17-yr-old kidnapped girl
In a quick rescue operation, the Calangute police arrested a Belgaum- Karnataka native on charges of allegedly kidnapping an underage girl from a local village here.
Sameer alias Raya, who has been staying on a temporary address at a coastal village was arrested after a long interrogation session at the police station.
“The girl’s family lodged a complaint that their 17-year-old daughter is missing since 00:45am on Saturday. Raya was summoned to the police for questioning since she was last seen with him. He confessed to have kidnapped her after which we placed him under arrest,” police inspector Jivba Dalvi said.
Police sub inspector…READ more..
www.theneutralview.com Launched at the hands of Revenue Minister Shree. Rohan Khaunte
“I will always be there with TNV in its journey” said Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte after inaugurating the The Neutral View’s Website in its office today. Expressing his happiness over the neutral approach of the fortnightly, Khaunte urged TNV to contribute positively to Goan journalism. Also present on the occasion were Shri. Anil Pednekar, Sarpanch of Succor Panchayat, Shri. Uttam Kumar, Director of The Neutral View, Shri. Paresh Naik, Director of The Neutral View and Shri. Alvin Araujo – Partner, Leigia Solutions, Web designer.
The function was attended by writers and well wishers of TNV. The…READ more..
IMA delegation meets CM
A delegation of the Indian Medical Association, Goa State Branch, on Wednesday, led by Dr Medha Salkar and Dr Kalpana Chodankar met Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar as well as Director General of Police Dr Muktesh Chander demanding arrest of the absconding woman who along with another accused assaulted 73-year-old Dr Babu Redkar at his clinic in Carmona on April 10.
The police had registered an FIR under different sections of the IPC and also under the Goa Medicare Act 2013 and have arrested one of the accused involved.
The delegation of the IMA, through a memorandum has requested the CM to…READ more..
Petrol pumps to remain closed on Sunday
The petrol pumps will remain closed on Sunday and will be operational from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm during the other week days. The step is being taken to cut short the cost incurred in running the petrol pumps, as the oil company who supplies them had not considered their demands on the hike in commission rates.
“We had brought to the notice of all India federation that the commission allotted to us is sufficient only for the work carried out in two shifts but the third shift is not included in that provision, but the federation has not shown…READ more..
Bismarque case to be registered as murder: HC orders Crime Branch
The family of late Fr. Bismarque Dias finally received a ray of hope after the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Tuesday directed the Crime Branch to register Fr. Bismarque Dias death case as murder, under section 302 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). While dictating the judgment in open court, the division bench observed that the prosecution has failed to give reasoning about why the FIR could not be registered on the basis of the complaint filed by the victim’s family on November 7, 2015.
The High Court also observed that the investigation could have been qualitatively different if…READ more..