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Jaipur-based pimp and drug peddler ‘Rocky’ aka Rocky Shravan Singh is Goa drugs, escort racket kingpin


A drug peddler operating primarily in Jaipur and Jodhpur who runs an inter-state drug trafficking racket in Rajasthan with business running annually into several hundred crores, is the kingpin and mastermind behind all the online escorts, call girl and flesh trade rackets run via the internet, Facebook, Twitter and other social media and online platforms in Goa – both North ...

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Roulette tables in Goa Casinos ‘fixed’, payout only favors owners, guests cheated and fleeced says Churchill Alemao


Porvorim: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Churchill Alemao alleged that the current casino payout ratio in Goa is 90:10 percent which leads to bankruptcy for many Goan people and demanded that the payout ratio should be at least 50:50. Taking part in the discussion on motion of thanks to governor’s address, the lone NCP legislator said that he understands the ...

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Nilesh Cabral blames ‘coalition compulsions’ read MGP, GFP and Vijai Sardesai for Casinos, says BJP against Casinos


Hinting that coalition compulsions were responsible for allowing the casinos to function in Goa, the BJP on Monday said it is against the Casino industry. While Vijai Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party has recently gone on record to state that he and his party the GFP is against Casinos, one cannot help but wonder who was Nilesh Cabral hinting ...

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How Nilesh Cabral’s version of Francis Pereira’s statements completely differs from Parrikar’s


BY FLYNN REMEDIOS: According to some media reports, it was Manohar Parrikar who first informed media persons in Goa that the arrested accused in the serial desecration of religious symbols in Goa case did it because he “wanted to free the trapped souls in the structures, graves and crosses”, blah.. blah.. blah… Reports stated that this remark was apparently first made ...

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Atanasio Babush Monserrate confirms he will contest as the Congress candidate against Manohar Parrikar from Panaji


It is now certain that the by-election in the Panaji constituency will witness Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and  former Taleigao and St Cruz MLA, Atanasio Monserrate contesting against each other for the first time, reports the Navhind Times. Monserrate told ‘The Navhind Times’ on Friday evening that he will be contesting the forthcoming by-poll from Panaji constituency as the Congress ...

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Alina Saldanha calls for ban on Sadhvi Saraswati, expresses shock over vandalism at cemetery


  After Dy Speaker and Calangute BJP MLA Michael Lobo’s outburst against the desecration of places of worship in Goa, Minister Francis DSouza, and now BJP Minister Alina Saldanha has expressed her shock and dissent at the happenings in Goa. Goa minister Alina Saldanha in a statement issued on Tuesday has expressed shock at vandalism of over 100 graves at ...

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6th Casino in Mandovi: Govt playing with the lives and livelihood of poor Goan fisherfolk: Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco


  MARGAO: Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco came down heavily on the decision of the Goa government to permit the 6th Casino into the Mandovi river and allow it to anchor in the Panjim inner port. “It seems this is a ploy by the government. They (government) should have opposed in the HC the shifting of the Casino vessel during ...

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After Sadhvi Saraswati, BJP’s dadagiri in Goa: GCAF to move High Court over Amit Shah meeting at Airport

  The Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) through a press note issued in Panaji today, announced that they will  move the Bombay High Court at Goa over the gross misuse of government and public property for a private political party meeting at the Dabolim airport in Goa by BJP national president Amit Shah and other BJP leaders in Goa. Terming ...

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Omar Abdullah lashes out at Manohar Parrikar after latter’s remarks on surgical strikes


Reacting strongly to Manohar Parrikar’s ‘surgical strikes’ remark, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah asked whether ‘we are supposed to feel safer with this sort of decision making.’ Parrikar on Friday said that an “insulting” question by a television anchor to union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore after the 2015 anti-insurgency operation along the Myanmar border prompted him to plan ...

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Goa airport operating without valid consent, sewage treatment plant non-functional says GSPCB


  Panaji: The Goa State Pollution Control Board has found that the international airport at Dabolim is operating without a valid consent under air and water acts. The pollution board also found that the sewage treatment plant at the airport was not functioning. “As per the board records, the unit doesn’t have the consent to operate for the new terminal ...

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