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Wednesday - Sep 25, 2013
MAPUSA: The presence of Bengali goldsmiths is increasing in the state especially in Mapusa town. The arrest of a Bengali goldsmith by the crime branch as a suspect in the Raikar murder case has also exposed lapses on part of the police investigating the case. The accused along with his friend was earlier named by the family as a suspect, but police had overlooked it
Wednesday - Sep 25, 2013
BICHOLIM: There was slight tension in Bicholim town as there was opposition to holding of a prayer meeting of a religious sect and eventually, the government authorities ordered its postponement. The prayer meeting convened by Five Pillars Church of Tropa Sioilim on Tuesday at Hirabai Zantye memorial hall, Bicholim, was cancelled with the order of the deputy collector, Bicholim
Wednesday - Sep 25, 2013
PANJIM: The Goa Police have initiated an inquiry into the lapses which left undetected the presence of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal in the state during 2012-13. "In due course of investigation (of Bhatkal's stay in Goa), whatever lapses that had occurred (on the part of the police) we will very much take action," Deputy Inspector General of Police, OP Mishra, told reporters here
Wednesday - Sep 25, 2013
PANJIM: None of the leaders of any political party based in New Delhi are bothered about giving special status to Goa, a senior NCP leader said here on Monday. NCP Goa's Chief Spokesman Trojano D'Mello told reporters today that every political party in the state wanted special status for Goa, but central leaders are not interested. D'Mello said that the NCP would lobby for
Wednesday - Sep 25, 2013
PANJIM: The third and final report of the MB Shah Commission, which is probing illegal mining activity in Goa, would be submitted as early as possible, the retired justice heading the panel, said. He said the Commission, which was appointed on November 22, 2010, is in the process of winding up its inquiry. "We will submit the third report as early as possible," Justice Shah told a news agency
Wednesday - Sep 25, 2013
PANJIM: The Goa government on Tuesday asked job seekers headed for Saudi Arabia to beware against fake agents promising them employment on the so-called "free visa". The advisory issued by the state government comes in the wake of a crackdown by the Saudi authorities against aliens and other expats working in the Islamic kingdom on fraudulent paperwork
Wednesday - Sep 25, 2013
PANJIM: At a confidential meeting, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat interacted with cadres in south Goa and also met Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, drawing a sharp reaction from opposition Congress which termed the visit as a "threat to the secular fabric of the state". Bhagwat yesterday addressed a gathering of around 250 volunteers in Margao town and also met Parrikar at a different
SC QUESTIONS GOA GOVT WHY ILLEGAL MINING WAS NOT CHECKED
Wednesday - Sep 25, 2013
NEW DELHI: Taking note of Goa's plea of "zero tolerance" against illegal mining, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the state government as to why there was no regulatory mechanism in place to check illegal iron ore extraction there. "They knew what was happening. If you (state government) have bonafide
Tuesday - Sep 24, 2013
MARGAO: The RSS cadre in Goa was infused with a strong dose of nationalism and nation-building by the organization's chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday. Bhagwat, on a two-day visit to the state, addressed about 250 RSS senior workers at a closed-door meeting at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Prior to this, he had a meeting at the residence of RSS Salcete taluka chief Kiran Nayak
Tuesday - Sep 24, 2013
PANJIM: Konkani's two scripts are once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Reacting to the Kala Academy (KA) board's recent decision to give separate literary awards to works in Roman (Romi) and Devanagari scripts, the Goa Konkani Akademi has criticized the move, with GKA chairman Pundalik Naik telling the press on Monday that the decision was taken without discussing
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