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What happened to Felix Dahl? This is what his family says..

  This is a first hand account of Felix Dahl’s death as it happened, by his family..   Felix Dahl was a 22-year-old student with Finnish and Swedish nationality. He left for India the 14th of October, because he was overworked and tired. He had been there during winter 2014 and liked the place. From India he was due to ...

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Rs 400-cr mega-budget folklore film “Pratapgad” to be shot in Goa, could generate employment for over 1000 Goan youth for 4 months

If Bollywood sources in Mumbai are to be believed, producer and director Trilok Mukhi and co-producer Maneesh Singh have announced a Rs 400 crore mega budget Bollywood film. Almost 60 percent of the film is likely to be shot in South Goa and it could generate employment for over about 1000 Goan youth for about 4 months. Co-producer Maneesh Singh ...

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Francis Pereira was part of a 3-man gang hired to create communal disturbance in Goa: GCAF

The Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) which is carrying out its own private Citizens’ Investigation into the desecration of religious structures in Goa today said that the arrested accused person Francis Pereira was part of a 3-man gang of criminals hired to create communal disturbances in Goa by damaging, vandalizing and desecrating religious structures of different religions in Goa. We ...

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Francis Pereira’s arrest and attempts to prove him guilty are only a diversion, says Church fact-finding team

A fact-finding mission launched by an outfit linked with the Goa Church on Saturday said the arrest of a man for a series of desecrations of holy crosses in Goa seemed to be a ploy to “divert attention”. “It has been reported that one Francis Pereira has admitted to have single-handedly desecrated and vandalised one hundred and forty-odd religious symbols ...

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Goa desecrations: Hindu Janajagruti Sanstha alleges accused part of the Believers, Sanatan demands action against accusers


PANAJI: The Goa Police on Saturday arrested a 50-year-old man from Curchorem in South Goa for his alleged involvement in desecrating holy crosses in the last few days. South Goa Superintendent of Police Arvind Gawas told reporters that Francisco Pereira, a former convict, works as a taxi driver. He was caught on Saturday morning while he was allegedly about to ...

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Film on ancient Goa titled ‘Adil Shah’s Goa Velha’: Goan-origin Hollywood director Jazon Fernandez teams up with Suneet Vohra of Tribhuvan Trilok Films


Goan-origin, Hollywood director Jazon Fernandez has expressed his desire to produce a film on the ancient city of Goa Velha in association with Bollywood director Suneet Vohra of Tribhuvan Trilok Films.  Fernandez who is associated with Hollywood studios Apollonius Films announced this after visiting several ancient temples in Goa and parts of South India over the last one month Fernandez ...

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Two more crosses vandalized at Loutolim village today, even as GCAF says Sanatan responsible for desecration

Loutolim village crosses damaged

Panaji: Two more holy crosses were allegedly desecrated by unidentified persons in South Goa’s Loutolim village today, a police official said. The locals in Loutolim, located around 40 kms from here, found the two crosses vandalised this morning, he said. “The incidents seem to have happened in the wee hours,” inspector Harish Madkaikar of Maina-Curtorim police station said. The damaged crosses ...

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Parrikar interfered and stalled police investigation, did not take things seriously, only blamed Congress and did not push police for results, alleges GCAF


  BY FLYNN REMEDIOS: In what can be termed a direct accusation of interference and stalling of police investigation, the Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) – a body of concerned individuals, has squarely blamed Goa CM Manohar Parrikar of mishandling the entire matter of the vandalization of crosses and other religious idols  in Goa from day one and called for ...

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Two more Catholic crosses vandalized, defiled in Goa, taking total to 7


Panaji: Two more holy crosses were allegedly desecrated by unidentified persons in Curchorem town of South Goa on Wednesday, police said. According to inspector Shivram Vaingankar of Curchorem police station, the crosses were desecrated when policemen, who had been patrolling the area all through the night, left the spot this morning. The crosses were located in Xelvona and Curchorem town areas, ...

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September 18 deadline for Panjim, Valpoi bypolls, CEO suggests holding bypolls before Ganesh Chaturthi


Panaji: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Goa, recommended to the election commission of India that the by-election for Panaji and Valpoi constituencies should be held before Ganesh Chaturthi, so that it doesn’t affect celebrations in the state. The deadline for the election is September 18. The main contenders for the Panaji seat are chief minister Manohar Parrikar of BJP and ...

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