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Thursday - Mar 12, 2015
PANJIM: The All India Congress Committee has finally acted with a heavy hand on dissidence within its Goa unit, by expelling belligerent St Cruz legislator and former State Education Minister Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate for a period of six years, for anti-party activities during the recently held Panjim by-election and his utterances thereafter. With this the Congress is left with
Thursday - Mar 12, 2015
PANJIM: It is finally official that Goa offers more than just sun, sand and surf to get high on. Admitting for the first time that some tourists visit the state to consume party drugs, the Goa police said the drug trade is linked to the tourism industry. Karthik Kashyap, SP, anti-narcotics cell (ANC), said drug-pushers are more active when tourism is doing well—that is when there are more rave and other kinds of parties
Thursday - Mar 12, 2015
VASCO: People from different communities in the port town have set an ultimatum to officials of Goa Meat Complex (GMC) to start slaughtering of cattle from Monday, failing which they have threatened to stage a protest rally. Speaking to Herald, senior citizen Alfred D’Costa said the government is playing into the hands of a few fanatics, who claim to be members of animal welfare groups
Demand To Suspend Tainted Judge Dvijple Patkar
Wednesday - Mar 11, 2015
PANJIM: Adv Aires Rodrigues has today in a letter petition to the Bombay High Court at Goa demanded that Judge Ms Dvijple Patkar be placed under immediate suspension as she has been charge sheeted by the Margao Police. Adv. Rodrigues has in his letter drawn the attention of the High court that the Margao Police on
Wednesday - Mar 11, 2015
PANJIM: Nine months after going on an unofficial week-long jaunt to witness the football World Cup in Brazil, in June last year, Fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado, Aldona legislator Glenn Ticlo, Vasco legislator Carlos Almeida and Velim legislator Benjamin Silva, are still to pay their dues to the Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) despite four reminders. The exasperated SAG, which paid for the trip
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
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