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After Sadhvi Saraswati’s anti beef rants in Goa, Sri Rama Sene goes after Udupi Mutt

Pramod Muthalik-Pejawar Swami

Socialising with cow slaughterers an insult to Hindus: Sri Ram Sene’s Pramod Muthalik  The Pejawar Mutt seer though slammed Muthalik for calling Muslims ‘cow slaughterers’ and reminded him that a lot of Hindus eat beef as well.   It was an event to promote communal harmony that was appreciated by many people: On Saturday, the Udupi Sri Krishna Temple, led ...

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History-sheeter Tyron Nazareth, 52, stabbed to death in broad daylight in Calangute market

Panaji, Jun 25 (PTI) In what seems to be a revenge attack, a history-sheeter was allegedly stabbed to death by another criminal in broad daylight in Calangute market. Tyron Nazareth, 52, who was stabbed by his rival Joseph Sequeira, 25, in Calangute market yesterday at 11.30 am later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital, said police. The incident comes ...

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Time not yet right, but Goa Congress intensifies efforts to topple Parrikar-led Goa Govt

bjp vs congress in Goa

The Congress leaders in Goa have now begun hectic activities to see if the single largest party can form the government in Goa with the help of smaller parties currently supporting the BJP-led dispensation, reports DNA. Sources say that former CM Digambar Kamat and Opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar have taken lead to gather support for the Congress. The initiatives commenced ...

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Ex-Hospicio matron Marita D’Cruz confronts Vishwajit Rane for betraying Congress, joining BJP


MARGAO: According to a Herald report, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane’s visit to Hospicio was not as normal as it was planned, as a former matron of the hospital along with her mother had an altercation with him during the visit. Even as Vishwajit got into his car to drive away after the visit, the matron’s mother demanded to speak to ...

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Govt Circular restricts officers from attending meetings at MLAs’ residences, offices


PANJIM: Goa government has issued a circular restricting officers from attending meetings at the personal residences and offices of elected representatives. The circular, signed by Under Secretary (GA-I) Varsha Naik, says it is issued after the trend was brought to the notice of Chief Minister which caused inconvenience to the people. “In order to ensure that the functioning of the ...

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Sadhvi Saraswati must be hanged for disrespecting the Indian Constitution: Goa MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco slams Sadhvi for comments on beef, demands FIR

Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco Sadhvi Saraswati

Slamming Sadhvi Saraswati,  President of the Sanatan Dharma Prachar Seva Samiti – for her comments on beef and eating habits of Goans,  Goan MLA from Curtorim  Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco today said that the Sadhvi also deserved to be hanged for disrespecting the Indian Constitution. In an exclusive interview with IndiaScribes, the outspoken and fearless MLA from Curtorim Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco stated: India is country ...

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Funding for Goa By-Polls or Panchayat elections? Parrikar Govt working over time to bring in 6th Casino in Mandovi within 3 days alleges Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco


BY FLYNN REMEDIOS | Panaji: Senior Goa Congress legislator Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco in an interview to Prudent Media has alleged that the Manohar Parrikar-led BJP government in Goa was working over-time to bring in the 6th casino in the Mandovi river within a span of 3 days. “They are burning the midnight oil to make sure the 6th casino gets all ...

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Casino lobby “donated” Rs 15 crore to Goa Govt for 6-month extension, boasts casino owner

A casino owner recently boasted that the casino lobby in Goa donated Rs 15 crore to the BJP-led coalition government in Goa to get an extension of 6 months. The coalition governments minority party – the Goa Forward Party and its leader Vijai Sardesai were dead against casinos earlier prior to their joining hands with the BJP in Goa. As ...

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High Court admits Vishwajit Rane’s disqualification petition; refuses interim stay for contesting a by-election


Panaji, Jun 20 (PTI) The Bombay High Court today refused to grant any interim relief to the Congress which had sought a stay against its former MLA and incumbent BJP minister Vishwajit Rane continuing in the state Cabinet and contesting a by-election. Justice Mahesh Sonak of the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court admitted for a detailed hearing the ...

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SHAME: Rohan Khaunte, Vijay Sardesai support “communal” NDA2 presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, says IACC


    The India Against Corruption and Communalism (IACC) Forum has condemned Goa Forward Party’s supremo Vijai Sardesai’s support for the NDA 2 presidential candidate dalit leader and former lawyer Ram Nath Kovind. The IACC also criticized MLA Rohan Khaunte for his ‘quick’ support to the BJP candidate. The IACC has termed the presidential candidate as “communal” for his earlier actions ...

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