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Aires Rodrigues files counter-complaint for trespassing and assault against ‘victim woman’ and others


PANAJI (GOA): Adv Aires Rodrigues, who is been booked for alleged sexual harassment by a woman from Siolim, filed a counter complaint at the Anjuna Police Station against the complainant, her husband and two unknown persons for forming an unlawful assembly and criminal trespassing into his office and assaulting him.   Adv. Rodrigues has in his complaint stated that the ...

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Parrikar misleading Goa on coal issue: Aleixo Reginald Lourenco

Aleixo Reginald Lourenco Manohar Parrikar

PANAJI: The Congress kept up the pressure on the state government with Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginald Lourenco reiterating that the Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government was tacitly supporting Mormugao Port Trust’s (MPT) coal expansion plans.   The Congress MLA asserted that expansion of MPT’s coal handling capacity would only benefit corporates and not Goa.   Responding to chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s ...

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Rats, malfunctioning cooling system, near defunct GMC morgue take a heavy toll on Fr Bismarque’s Dias cadaver


Even as the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) reiterated its recommendations that the body of activist Bismarque Dias be disposed of and recommended that the district magistrate North Goa issue suitable instructions to carry out the exercise in accordance with law, an IndiaScribes.com investigation has found that Fr Dias corpse has decayed and rotted, thanks to a malfunctioning cooling system, ...

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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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