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Govt, Owners hid facts from HC: Lucky 7 cannot be re-floated, is beyond repair, will have to be cut up on Miramar beach


While the High Court has taken a serious note of the grounding of the vessel Lucky 7 and instructed that the vessel be refloated immediately, the owners of the vessel and the Goa government seem to be concealing facts from the Court time and again. Recently the High Court said that till the time the owners do not refloat the ...

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Sting operation reveals Parrikar manipulated desecration probe, forced Goa Police to nail Francis as sole culprit


A sting operation conducted jointly by IndiaScribes.com and the Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) has revealed that Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, under tremendous pressure from his coalition partners and his own Dy CM Michael Lobo had manipulated the entire police investigations into the desecration of religious structures in Goa. Top sources in the Goa police as well as the Goa ...

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Parrikar and Vijai Sardesai will turn Mopa into Sin City, Panaji and Goa into a concrete jungle


BY JONATHAN DESOUZA: CM Manohar Parrikar and TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai are hell bent on transforming Goa and Panaji in particular into a dense commercial concrete jungle, the GCAF in an interview to media persons in Mumbai said. The duo are hand-in-glove with several huge construction houses, hotel chains, and entertainment magnates including the Casino lobby to convert Goa into a dense ...

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Saamna editorial not based on ‘fake’ news, but on Parrikar’s failed performance as DM: Shiv Sena


While Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday took pains to clarify to the media that the Shiv Sena ‘Saamna‘ editorial which criticized him for his readiness to move back to the Defence Ministry, in case he lost the August 23 Panaji by-poll, was based on “fake news”, a Shiv Sena spokesperson in Mumbai told IndiaScribes.com Editor Flynn Remedios that the Saamna ...

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Bombay HC taken for a ride, opine experts, as Lucky 7 develops cracks in its hull and a huge hole, vessel may be permanently damaged


Goa CM Manohar Parrikar had last week conceded that a gushing hole at the bottom of the grounded vessel Lucky 7 is making its movement difficult and in turn delaying the removal process. More than one salvage attempt has failed and now the people of Goa are told that the ship has developed a huge hole that needed extensive repairs. ...

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Coastal police stations in Goa earn Rs 5 to 8 lakh per month from drug trade: GCAF


  Panaji: Even as the owners of two popular beach shacks in North Goa’s Anjuna village were arrested on Tuesday after a police raid found waiters and patrons at the establishments in possession of drugs, the Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) has alleged that coastal belt police stations like Anjuna, Calangute etc earn Rs 5 to 8 lakh a month in ...

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Babush paid Rs 5 crore to campaign for Parrikar, Ashok Naik threatened, alleges GCAF


  Even as Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate joined the Vijai Sardesai promoted Goa Forward Party, after turning down a Congress proposal to contest for the party, the Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) said that Babush was paid Rs 5 crore and promised that all his pending criminal cases would be ‘settled’ if he campaigned for Parrikar. Since Babush could not directly ...

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Govt gave in tamely without a fight and bowed to 6th Casino owner Gopal Kanda, reveals Vijai, adding, “I will not allow the Casino to function” – major differences crop up between BJP and GFP on Casinos


PANAJI: With the Goa Forward Party (GFP), an ally of the ruling BJP government, asserting that the off-shore casino would not be allowed to function, uncertainty prevails over the casino’s operations, reports the Times of India. ALSO READ: Almost impossible to Move Casino MV Lucky 7 from its current spot, Ship could tilt or break and cause major Environmental damage GFP supremo and town and ...

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Gopal Kanda’s GGHPL paid Rs 5 cr in “bribes” to get Approvals to Move Casino ship MV Lucky 7 to Mandovi river during the monsoon, alleges IACC


BY  FLYNN REMEDIOS: More than one month ago, on 15th June, the India Against Corruption and Communalism (IACC) Forum had alleged that the Gopal Kanda promoted company Golden Globe Hotel Private Limited (GGHPL) paid or spent nearly Rs 5 crore in expenses and bribes to get all approvals, permissions and licenses for its casino vessel M V Lucky 7 to operate as ...

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Guardian Angel Cemetery desecration conspiracy hatched by Sanatan at Ponda, executed by hired thugs from MP: GCAF

  BY FLYNN REMEDIOS: The Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) has alleged that the entire conspiracy to create communal unrest in Goa and incite disturbances and riots in the tiny tourist state was hatched and planned by ‘Seekers‘ or followers at the Sanatan Sanstha ashram at Ramnathi, Ponda in North Goa district and was triggered by the high-voltage and sensationalized statements ...

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