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Goa DGP orders probe into officer assaulting dead person's kin

Panaji, April 24 (IANS) Goa Director General of Police Muktesh Chander on Tuesday ordered a probe into a video clip, which shows a police sub inspector (PSI) reportedly assaulting and verbally abusing a kin of a deceased person, with the corpse in the background. The clip, which went viral on social media, shows PSI Sudin Redkar kicking and verbally abusing the person. Chander to...

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Improper for Naidu to reject impeachment motion: Goa Congress leader

Panaji, April 23 (IANS) It was improper for Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu to make advance publicity a ground to reject an impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra since many BJP leaders have done so in the past, Goa Congress President Shantaram Naik said on Monday. A number of leaders of the BJP, when they were in the opposition, let go no opportunity to give advance publicity...

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Arrested for filing RTI on Parrikar's health: Businessman

Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Arrested and released on bail for uploading a false Facebook post announcing the death of ailing Manohar Parrikar, businessman Kenneth Silveira has said he was arrested two days after he filed an RTI plea with the Goa Chief Minister's Office seeking his health status. The 35-year-old, arrested and released on bail last week, detailed the police action in a new soc...

3 days ago
Fake FB post accused granted bail

Panaji, April 20 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to Kenneth Silveira who was arrested for posting fake information about ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's death on Facebook, even as civil society members protested outside Goa Police headquarters to condemn his arrest. Kenneth, 35, was arrested by the Crime Branch on Wednesday, a day after he put up the post on social me...

3 days ago
Goa onshore casino operators demand licence fee reduction

Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Onshore casino operators in Goa have demanded a reduction in the recently proposed hike of annual licence fees, adding that they should also be allowed live gaming permits on par with the offshore casino operators in the coastal state. Addressing a press conference in Panaji, Kundan Shetye, a partner with Grand 7 casino, demanded that the state government should s...

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Parrikar to return in May third week: BJP leader

Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer in the US, will return home in the third week of May, BJP state President Vinay Tendulkar said on Thursday. A Bharatiya Janata Party state executive meeting expressed confidence in Parrikar's leadership and slammed the opposition for what it called attempts to engineer political instabilit...

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Fake FB post on Parrikar's death was revenge act: Goa Crime Branch

Panaji, April 19 (IANS) The false post on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's death by Kenneth Silveira, who has been arrested, was posted to avenge his 2017 Assembly poll defeat to Parrikar, Goa Police Crime Branch claimed on Thursday. In an application filed in the trial court to oppose Silveira's bail plea, the Crime Branch said that it is in the process of tracking all Facebook groups ...

4 days ago
Goa opposition slams arrest over fake Facebook post

Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Goa opposition parties on Thursday slammed the BJP-led government and police for arresting a 35-year-old man who on Wednesday wrongly posted in Facebook that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar -- being treated for cancer in the US -- is no more. Speaking to IANS, Congress leader Girish Chodankar said that while the post uploaded by Kenneth Silveira on Facebook was no...

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Goa man, who posted fake news of Parrikar's death, arrested

Panaji, April 18 (IANS) The Goa Police Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a 35-year-old man of South Goa's Vasco port town for posting a fake news in Facebook on Tuesday, which claimed that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently being treated for advanced pancreatic cancer in the United States, is no more. The Crime Branch sleuths arrested Kenneth Silveira after interrogating ...

5 days ago
UP, J&K government protecting rapists, says Goa Church body

Panaji, April 18 (IANS) The governments in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are protecting rapists and denying justice to rape victims and their families in the Kathua and Unnao cases, the Council for Social Justice and Peace, a wing of Goa's influential Roman Catholic Church, said on Wednesday. The growing trend in the country to justify crimes committed against certain sections of t...

5 days ago
Maharashtra sarpanch held in Goa for illegal possession of revolver

Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Goa Police on Wednesday arrested a sarpanch hailing from Maharashtra on the charge of illegally possessing a revolver. Mahesh Bhondwe, 25, was arrested at the beach village of Calangute in North Goa district, 20 km from Panaji, after he was involved in a fight with area residents and police was called to the spot. A search of his person led to seizure of a...

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Goa BJP says CM responding well to treatment, slams media

Panaji, April 17 (IANS) Claiming that Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was responding well to treatment abroad, the state BJP on Tuesday slammed the media for its repeated questions on his health. BJP legislator and the party's Goa unit Spokesperson Nilesh Cabral rejected the Congress demand for regular bulletins on the health of Parrikar, under treatment in the US for advanced pancre...

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Central ministers running Goa in Parrikar's absence: AAP

Panaji, April 17 (IANS) Accusing central government ministers of running Goa in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, the AAP on Tuesday claimed that the BJP-led coalition government in the coastal state was dysfunctional and virtually non-existent. The state ministers are clueless about what is happening. Local ministers have become bystanders and that all dealings are made du...

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Goa to host wine festival from Thursday

Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Starting Thursday, Goa will host the 14th edition of the annual four-day wine festival 'Grape Escapade 2018' which is expected to see several Indian and international wine brands in attendance. The festival will be held here and, according to the hosting agency and the state Tourism Ministry, may see lakhs of tourists. This is the 14th edition of the Grape...

7 days ago
India's training for Unified Football Cup underway

Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Six intellectually challenged athletes from Special Olympics Bharat have teamed up with five mainstream athletes to participate in the second training camp, which started from April 15 in Goa here, for the United Football Cup. The training is a run up to the United Football Cup in Chicago to be held from July 17 to 20. A total of 24 teams (16 male and 8 female) wi...

7 days ago
Governor reluctant to give update on CM's health: Goa Congress

Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Demanding to know the exact medical condition of ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, a Congress spokesperson on Monday said that even Governor Mridula Sinha was reluctant to give a health update on Parrikar to the Opposition. There is no official statement. So we asked the Governor but she was reluctant to tell me. She said she will talk to him (Parrikar) ...

8 days ago
Sun, sand and sanitation: Goa celebrates beach hygiene campaign with music party

Panaji, April 15 (IANS) Plastic garbage converted into flotation devices, seaweed strewn on beaches broken down into compost and art installations fabricated from bottle caps and straws littered on Goa's beaches are the showstoppers of a 150-day-old beach cleanliness campaign in Goa. The unique beach cleanliness campaign organised by Drishti Marine, a private beach management agency, win...

9 days ago
New Goa airport should be used for large cargo handling: Prabhu

Panaji, April 14 (IANS) The upcoming greenfield airport at Goa's Mopa could be used for large cargo traffic and will bring prosperity to the region, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Saturday. He was on a day-long visit to Goa, to inspect the ongoing works at Mopa village, located nearly 45 km from Panaji, in North Goa district. This airport will be responsible for gr...

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BJP trying to destroy RSS school: Ex-Goa RSS chief

Panaji, April 13 (IANS) Former Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar on Friday accused the BJP-led coalition government of trying to destroy an RSS run educational institution because of personal enmity. Velingkar told the media that the education department had been giving step-motherly treatment to the Vidya Prabodhini educational institution and had not been clearing routine files related t...

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GSL ties up with MTU-Germany to manufacture navy ship engines

Panaji, April 12 (IANS) The Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL), a defence ministry facility, tied up with MTU-Germany to manufacture Series 8000 engines, which are fitted on offshore patrol vessels, as part of the 'Make in India' programme, an official said on Thursday. Since main diesel engines constitute the heart of a ship and are among the major high value imported equipment items onboard ships,...

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