PANJIM: Chief minister Digambar Kamat met DGP Aditya Arya twice on Thursday, making it clear that the police first need to implement the transfer orders of the superintendents of police and later grievances raised by the DGP may be heard, said sources.
PANJIM: Polling for the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Goa began Friday morning. Congress' Shantaram Naik is contesting against BJP's Damodar Naik for the seat.
PONDA: Manoj Revonkar died of a massive heart attack, states the autopsy report of the man who collapsed and expired, after a finance company called in police alleging he had taken a loan by pledging fake gold.
PANJIM: Two persons were arrested by Calangute police for procuring and bringing a girl from Bhopal to Goa for the purpose of prostitution. The victim was brought to Goa early this week by the two accused persons Johny Tyagi, 27, and Manoj Chaudhary alias Vicky, 28. While Tyagi was arrested on Wednesday, Chaudhary was arrested on Thursday.
PANJIM: Maharashtra has once again demanded that Goa should either give jobs to the 600-odd project affected persons (PAP) of the Tillari irrigation project or pay monetary compensation through a one-time settlement as per the agreement signed in 1990 between the two states.
This fortnight has been frenzied by the ongoing tug-of-war between the Home minister Ravi Naik and Director-General of the Police Aditya Arya over the transfer order issued by the minister without his knowledge. It is for the first time that a top cop has stood up to the Home minister and stalled the orders. For this act of the DGP he should be awarded a bravery medal by the people of the state for curbing political interference in the functioning of the police department.
When the Portuguese left Goa in 1961, they could not just leave behind a legacy of susegad, siestas and sorpotel thanks to the cheap tactics applied by Indian Republic to invade Antigo Estado da India to which Portuguese did not have the forces required to take on the Invasion. What could a minor force of 3,995 Army, 200 Navy, 1 aviso, 3 patrol boats do against a force of 45,000 infantry, Light Aircraft Carrier, 2 Cruisers, 1 destroyer, 8 frigates, 4 Minesweepers, 20 Canberras, 6 Vampires, 6 Toofanis, 6 Hunters, 4 Mysteres not much I suppose.
PANJIM: Judicial Magistrate First Class Mrs. Sarika Faldessai today directed that the Prosecution evidence in the 2004 Ribandar Church case be closed. The JMFC in her order today stated that she would now proceed with recording the statement of the accused under section 313 of the Criminal procedure code on July 26th.
PANJIM: In an apparent show of its authority, the government by a letter dispatched on Wednesday directed the state Director-General of Police, Dr Aditya Arya to implement its order effecting transfer of nine officials in the rank of the superintendent of police, issued last week.
1) Bengalis have fallen in love with Goa
2) Rajasthanis feel happy about Goa's development
3) Kannadigas are proud of their contribution to Goa
PANJIM: A local court has sentenced serial killer Mahanand Naik to life imprisonment in connection with the murder of Vasanti Gawde, who was believed to be his first victim. Additional District and Sessions Court yesterday convicted Mahanand for life and also imposed a fine of Rs 1.3 lakh, which will be given to the family of the victim.
PANJIM: Neither extreme misbehaviour nor a shortfall in attendance will result in expulsion or detention, if students are in a classified age-group, say latest instructions issued by the education director to headmasters under the no-fail policy. School heads had sought to know if a child who has "no attendance" can be promoted.
MARGAO: In what could come as a welcome relief to the locals of Dharbandora, sub-divisional magistrate of Salcette Johnson Fernandes has instructed mining companies operating in that area to stop mining transportation through the village until the monsoons come to a close.
PANJIM: The Goa government has found itself in a piquant situation after its ambitious mining corridor projects in the state failed to garner any interest from mining firms, which were expected to share the cost. Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, in the state Budget for the 2011-12 financial year, had earmarked Rs 500 crore for the mining corridors, which would be dedicated for transport of minerals from the thickly inhabited areas of the mining belt to port facilities.