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Sunday - Jan 4, 2015
PANJIM: Adv. Aires Rodrigues has announced that he will not contest the ensuing Panjim by-election but would support and very actively campaign for the candidate who could defeat Manohar Parrikar’s nominee. Addressing a press conference in Panjim, Adv. Rodrigues stated that after agreeing to consider contesting the Panjim by-election he had over the last one month held a very extensive
Sunday - Jan 4, 2015
VASCO: Vasco police on Saturday arrested the physical education-cum-drawing teacher of a Mangor-based school for allegedly sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl student studying in the institute. According to the police complaint filed by the mother of the girl, the incident occurred on November 24, 2014, and the family complained to the school's authorities the very next day
I Cannot Disturb The Settled Casino Business They May Take Us To Court Says Puppet Parsekar
Saturday - Jan 3, 2015
PANJIM: Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has completely backtracked on his predecessor’s promise of shifting the offshore casinos out of the River Mandovi by declaring that “ the decision to shift them out of the river was not his”. In fact he has gone further and stated that government cannot stop the existing operational casinos as it will amount to breach of law. “Had I taken the decision?
Saturday - Jan 3, 2015
MARGAO: Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik on Friday advised the minority community of Goa to be wary of the machinations of the BJP, particularly in wake of the ghar wapsi programmes organised by Hindutva outfits. Stating that there has been a "wave of conversions" in the country, Naik questioned the silence of the Catholic MLAs supporting the BJP government in Goa
Saturday - Jan 3, 2015
PANJIM: While earlier BJP chief minister Manohar Parrikar had categorically stated that there would be no casinos operating in the River Mandovi post December 3, 2015, present chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar seems more ambivalent on the issue. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of Friday's cabinet briefing, Parsekar said that limiting casinos and shifting casinos to "an alternative site
Friday - Jan 2, 2015
PANJIM: For quite some time Panjimites have been noticing Navy men aiding the traffic police in their duties. People's curiosity grew after another batch of personnel, in light green uniforms, joining them. The 'mystery' has now been solved. "It is a recent initiative by the Navy to train our men in handling traffic in congested areas. It helps the local administration and also a win-win situation for both
Friday - Jan 2, 2015
PANJIM: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday said it is difficult for the state to get its demand for special status approved by the Centre since it may not fit within the legal framework. "I also feel that special status should be accorded to Goa, but we have to chase whatever is practical, feasible and possible within the legal framework. I would be happy if we got it
Unruly Indian Tourists Leave Heap Of Garbage For Goan Taxpayers To Foot The Clean-Up Bill
Friday - Jan 2, 2015
PANJIM: While the footfalls of domestic tourists ramped up at the fag end of December 2014 to the relief of the hospitality industry, so has the waste, with tourists leaving behind loads of garbage, as the world welcomed the Year 2015 with excitement and revelry. Tons of plastic waste and leftover food was strewn on the beaches, picnic spots and places where majority of the tourists spent
Calangute MLA Pleads With CM To Launch A War On Drugs From New Year
Thursday - Jan 1, 2015
PANJIM: Goa police must adopt a new-year resolution and launch a war on drugs from January 1, 2015, Calangute BJP MLA Michael Lobo "pleaded" on Wednesday. In a letter to chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Lobo said it was "very sad to see that drugs are openly available in the coastal area of Goa, which is badly
Wednesday - Dec 31, 2014
PANJIM: In wake of the shocking death of a 27-year-old adult at an EDM in Goa allegedly from a drug over-doze, Goa Su-Raj Party [GSRP] demanded a thorough investigation and immediate stoppage of the EDM festivals in the State state a press release
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