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Matka slips “planted” after room was locked by ACB: Babal Kavlekar


    MARGAO: Principal Sessions Judge B P Deshpande was on Friday forced to adjourn arguments on the anticipatory bail applications moved by Chandrakant (Babu) and his brother Babal Kavlekar as the Public Prosecutor L Fernandes could not argue the case in the absence of Investigating Officer, Police Inspector Vishwesh Karpe.   Responding to the Judge’s question the Public Prosecutor ...

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AAP slams Goa ACB for shielding corrupt BJP ministers says ACB is Parrikar’s pet caged parrot


Panaji: The AAP in Goa on Thursday accused the BJP-led coalition government of double standards, saying while ACB officials are hounding leader of opposition and Congress leader Chandrakant Kavlekar, the same anti-graft agency is sleeping over graft charges against sitting ministers and government officials, reports IANS. At a press conference in Panaji, state Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) general secretary Pradeep Padgaonkar ...

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Parrikar admits he wanted Green Tribunal shifted to Delhi, GCAF alleges builder lobby ‘bribed’ him for NGT transfer


  Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) The decision to shift the jurisdiction of the NGT court for Goa-related cases to Delhi from Pune was taken on the state government’s recommendation, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday. “Pune is not convenient for us as, if a lawyer has to be sent to represent any case, it takes three days… Delhi has ...

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Goan Music, Food and Feni Festival “IndiaScribes.com Goa Exotica” to be held in November


According to sources, an exotic Goan Music, Food and Feni Festival IndiaScribes.com Goa Exotica – a domestic and international tourist attraction will be held at Panjim in North Goa during October-end or November. While complete details were not available at the time of writing, the organisers – news portal IndiaScribes.com confirmed that the festival is on the cards. “Yes we ...

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State Machinery, Ministers on behalf of Parrikar, intimidated Panjim, Valpoi voters, even as  75% voting recorded in Goa by-polls


Panaji (IANS/IndiaScribes): The Congress has claimed that the entire State Machinery including the police and administrative officers, and several elected MLAs were present in full force in their official vehicles and security routine and bodyguards to intimidate and dominate voters both in Panaji and Valpoi which went to polls today. “The BJP candidates Manohar Parrikar and former Congressman Vishwajit Rane ...

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Goa desecrations: Police hiding evidence, fabricating stories under political pressure: Church


Panaji: The theories of the Goa Police over two madmen and a herd of cattle responsible for religious desecrations across the state is “too much of a coincidence”, a fact-finding panel endorsed by the Goa Church said on Tuesday. “It is too much of a co-incidence that two madmen are desecrating crosses in Goa without a motive,” the report which was ...

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Goa Church: Parrikar and 2 other politicians manipulated desecration probe, Francis made scapegoat, real culprits still free


PANAJI: According to a Times of India report, the fact finding team comprising members of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman’s social work wing — the Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP) and the Centre of Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) — in its report released on Monday has recommended that a special investigation team be constituted under ...

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Vijai and Parrikar ‘bribed’ Rs 500 cr for shifting Pune NGT bench to Delhi, alleges GCAF


BY FLYNN REMEDIOS: The Goa Citizen’s Action Forum (GCAF) today claimed that Goa TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai and CM Manohar Parrikar acting along with Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP National President Amit Shah are behind the sinister move to relocate and shift the Goa bench of the NGT to the northern zone and the modification of ...

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Parrikar has insulted Hindus, he is a failure and disgrace to Goa and India, he must definitely lose by-polls: Shiv Sena


Mumbai: The Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna has taken strong exception to Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s remark that he will become the defence minister once again in case he loses the Panaji by-election. The Saamna editorial asked if the position of country’s defence minister was so cheap that anybody could stake claim to it? Top Sena leaders in Mumbai speaking ...

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Michael Lobo chief fixer and negotiator, shielding drug dealers, corrupt policemen: Micky Pacheco


Mickey Pacheco has not minced his words in accusing Dy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo of alleged complexity in the drug trade in Goa. “He is the chief fixer and negotiator for drug dealers and corrupt police men. He gets a cut out of big drug deals in the State and today almost controls the drug trade in North ...

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