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SC dismisses Tejpal plea in rape case, verdict expected in 6 months

There is a hope that verdict on a rape case involving former editor of Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal, would be delivered in next six months . Because Supreme Court on Monday has dismissed his plea to grant him relief and ordered Mapusa court to finish the trial in next six month. The next hearing is on 23rd September.  India’s one-time celebrity mediaman …

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Work on water pipeline on, as taps run dry in Tiswadi, Ponda

The repairs work of the broken water pipeline at Curti-Khandepar is going at war level, Water department officials said. Department hopes to complete the work within two days. In the meantime Tiswadi including the capital city and large parts of Ponda are suffering from dry taps with private tanker owners earning a bonanza. A major water pipeline supplying water to …

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Vasco minor murder solved; 11 year old arrested for the murder

The police have solved the case where a 7-year-old was murdered during the Saptah festival. DySP Sunita Sawant said that a 11-year-old was responsible and has been apprehended for the crime.  The murder had taken place on 12th August during the Saptah festival. The body of the 7 year old kid was found near the Kusumbi building.  

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ACB raid raids NFSA godown on suspicion of smuggling grains

the Anti-corruption bureau on Friday raided the NFSA godown situated at Colvale. The raid was conducted on suspicion of alleged irregularities and suspected smuggling of food grains.  A FIR was filed 406 of the IPC and Section 13 of the Corruption Act has been registered. ACB sources said that verification to find out if there were any other places also …

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Will address fishermen’s grievances, promises Filipe Nery on Naryal Poornima

Naryal Purnima is over. Now Goans can now look forward to fish on their plates. Fishermen all over the state held a pooja and offered coconuts to the sea for the safety and welfare of the fishing community. A few trawlers went out to see and more are expected to go out on Wednesday. Fisheries Minister Filipe Nery Rodrigues who …

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No MoU signed with Russia on coal import, mainly tourism: CM

Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has denied that he has signed any Memorandum of Understanding with Russia on importing coal. However, he agreed that MoU has been signed to start business in Goa, with more focus on tourism. Dr Sawant was part of the delegation of four chief ministers led by union minister Piyush Goel to Russia. He returned on …

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HC issues notices on Sonsoddo PIL

A division bench of the Bombay High Court at Goa on Wednesday issued notices to the Margao Municipal Council, Fomento Green, Goa Waste Management Corporation and others on a PIL on the removal of the Sonsodo municipal waste dump. When Ms Anamika Gode, counsel for the Goa Foundation, brought to the notice of the Court that despite the Pollution Control …

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Rains recede, MLAs out on inspection

The rains have receded. Goa is slowly limping back to normalcy. Now Ministers and officials are visiting the state to try and assess the damage. Now will also start an inquiry into the reasons why the state faced such unprecedented floods. And whether disaster management systems were effective or not. The rains over the last week had created havoc in …

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Sanjivanee to start in November: Gawade

Gaude along with officials of Sanjivanee conducted an inspection of the factory and directed them to submit a report within 5 days. There was unrest among the sugarcane farmers after news that the Sanjivanee sugarcane factory might shut down. There were also talks that the sugar factory could be closed down. Cooperation Minister Govind Gawade had said in assembly that …

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Don’t allow anybody to use Naik surname: Gomantak Bhandari Samaj

Gomantak Bhandari Samaj had demanded investigation into those who changed their surnames to Naik and a scrapping of the change. They have also demanded that no one should be allowed to change their name to Naik.  There was an uproar in the state that outsiders were coming to Goa and change their surname to Goan surnames.

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