FORMER DEFENCE MINISTER TWEETS “SATYAMEV JAYATE” AFTER SUPREME COURT’S CLEAN CHIT TO MODI GOVT ON RAFALE DEAL

PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today welcomed the Supreme Court’s clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. After the verdict, Parrikar tweeted: “Satyamev Jayate (truth alone triumphs)” . Parrikar was the Defence Minister when the Indian and French governments signed an agreement to purchase the planes from Dassault. The court also dismissed all…

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HC DIRECTS TOURISM DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT SURVEY OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES AT CALANGUTE BEACH

PANAJI The tourism department has been directed by the High Court to conduct a survey of illegal structures at Calangute beach. The High Court has also asked the tourism department to conduct an inspection and check whether the operators of seasonal structures and shack owners have extended their area of operation beyond the permissible limit. A division bench of Justice R M…

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IMPOSE COMMUNITY SERVICE ON THOSE WHO LITTER, DRINK IN PUBLIC SPACES

PANAJI The state must impose community service as a form of punishment on those who are caught drinking or littering in public places, Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) vice-chairman Sidharth Kuncalienkar said on Thursday. “Instead of imposing fines and imprisoning people for such acts, they should be awarded community service like cleaning the streets, public toilets etc,” said Kuncalienkar. Kuncalienkar further…

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GMPF SUBMIT MEMORANDUM TO PMO

  NEW DELHI The Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF), an umbrella group of mining dependent people in Goa, submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for resolving the mining issue which came to a standstill this year. The Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) led by Puti Gaokar has submitted a memorandum to the…

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WHEN LAW ENFORCERS ARE ON THE RECEIVING END

PANAJI In a unique incident near Café Aram in Panaji yesterday, the law enforcers on road were on the receiving end when the municipality workers picked up a traffic police two-wheeler patrol vehicle which was wrongly parked. The municipality workers with their truck conduct a regular check around the city and pick up wrongly parked two-wheelers. The municipality workers can be seen…

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ISHA AMBANI-ANAND PIRAMAL WEDDING GETS UNDERWAY

MUMBAI  The usually peaceful Altamount Road turned into a buzzing neighbourhood Tuesday as the gates of the tower-house Antilla opened to welcome the guests for the wedding of its owner Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha to fellow billionaire Ajay Piramal’s son Anand. The high security wall around one of the world’s most expensive residences, which adds an element of mystique to the…

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TWO-WHEELER RIDER DIES AFTER RAMMING INTO ACTRESS ZAREEN KHAN’S CAR IN ANJUNA

ANJUNA A two-wheeler rider crashed into a car owned by Bollywood actress Zareen Khan at Anjuna and later succumbed to head injuries, police informed on Wednesday. The accident occurred late on Wednesday, when the deceased Nitesh Goral, 31, a resident of Mapusa, rammed his scooter into the car, before falling off. Goral later died of head injuries at the Asilo Hospital in…

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GOVT HIGH ON DRAMA, LOW ON ACTION: SARDESAI

NEW DELHI Goa Forward Party (GFP) president Vijai Sardesai slammed the ruling party on the mining issue and said that those in the government are “high on drama and low on action”. Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai met representatives of mining dependents at Ram Leela Maidan in Delhi. Sardesai further said that BJP leaders should stop giving empty speeches and…

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MINING DEPENDENTS PROTEST IN DELHI

DELHI Mining dependents from Goa began their three-day protest in Delhi today demanding the resumption of mining in Goa which came to a standstill by the Supreme Court’s order in February. Around one thousand people under the banner of Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) have gathered at New Delhi’s Ram Leela Maidan for the three-day-long protest. Union Minister of State for AYUSH…

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NITA AMBANI, HILLARY CLINTON VISIT SWADESH BAZAAR

UDAIPUR  In one of the key highlights of the pre-wedding functions of her daughter Isha Ambani’s wedding with Anand Piramal, Ms. Nita Ambani, who is also Chairperson of Reliance Foundation and Isha Ambani today visited Swadesh Bazaar, a curated showcase of 108 traditional Indian crafts and art forms, that were on display for the national and international guests attending the…

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