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Wednesday - Mar 11, 2015
PANJIM: On an application filed by social activists against Shilpi Construction for allegedly cutting mangroves between St Cruz-Merces highway junction and Panjim circle, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the respondents to maintain a status quo on the ongoing work. An NGT bench headed by Justice V R Kingaonkar said, "Status quo to be maintained, which shall
Wednesday - Mar 11, 2015
PANJIM: It's been over a year since the CBI's Goa office has completed the investigation into the third case of alleged police-politician-drug mafia nexus, the Atala case, but, it is still waiting to get a nod from the CBI's Delhi office to file the chargesheet in the case. On September 25, 2013, the CBI completed its investigation into the third and final 'Atala' case. CBI investigated the Atala case
Wednesday - Mar 11, 2015
PANJIM: Shifting the offshore casinos out of River Mandovi has turned into a contentious issue, with the political will to take them out of the river lacking. On Tuesday, Congress secretary Durgadas Kamat accused the BJP government of making a U-turn on shifting the offshore casinos. Activist Sabina Martins who has been fighting against the casinos also took on the government and said
Wednesday - Mar 11, 2015
PANJIM: A Mumbai police constable who was arrested with a huge quantity of a synthetic drug, mephedrone, in Satara, was reportedly scheduled to deliver the consignment to Goa, even as the Goa Police feign ignorance about his link with local drug mafia. They also say that they have not been informed about any such input by their Maharashtra counterparts
Tuesday - Mar 10, 2015
MARGAO: A determined bid by the top BJP leadership to persuade a rebel party leader from Navelim to return back to the party fold finally came a cropper on Monday. Dashing all hopes and expectations amongst the BJP leadership that rebel leader Satyavijai Naik will fall in line after a late night meeting with party president Vinay Tendulkar and South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar
Tuesday - Mar 10, 2015
PANJIM: Decrying the shortage of beef supply in Goa, the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee said that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was trying to discriminate against minorities both in Goa and across the country. "NGOs are being used to stop the supply of beef," Agnelo Fernandes said. "It is the ex-chief minister Manohar Parrikar who mentored the NGOs and then resigned from the board
Tuesday - Mar 10, 2015
PANJIM: It is a heart-wrenching ordeal for people in Goa to get back the bodies of their loved ones who expire abroad and the government, especially the directorate of NRI affairs, needs to have a more proactive, speedier, and people-friendly system for the same. These sentiments come from Lawrence Fernandes, a priest hailing from St Estevão. Lawrence's elder brother, 49-year-old Noel
Monday - Mar 9, 2015
PANJIM: The narcotic control bureau (NCB), Goa, has arrested a disc jockey (DJ), who allegedly engages minors to push drugs in the market, and seized narcotic substances worth over 6 lakh from his possession. The bureau also arrested the two minors in the case, who were admitted to Apna Ghar, the state-run children's protection home at Merces
Monday - Mar 9, 2015
PANJIM: John Augustine Fernandes, who was thrashed at the Calangute police station on February 15 in a case of mistaken identity, on Saturday filed a complaint against police constables, Yeshwant Mandrekar and Pradeep Narveker, at Calangute police station to register a first information report (FIR) in assault case
Monday - Mar 9, 2015
PANJIM: The BJP-led coalition government completes three eventful years in office on Monday, but, though party leaders put up a brave face, its critics dub the performance lacklustre and one riddled with U-turns on a few important issues. The party leadership may have a lot of soul-searching to do and chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, who took charge from Manohar Parrikar faces a stiff
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