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Posted On October 25, 2015By Akshay LadIn Politics, Top Stories

Tension at New-wade Vasco Polling Booth

One Caught with copy of ballot paper outside polling boothRead More
In the midst of polarising opinions over the fate of Sanatan Sanstha, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said today that although a member of the group is a suspect in the killing of well-known rationalist Govind Pansare, the Goa-based right-wing group will not be banned. “Sanatan Sanstha cannot be blamed for the mistake of one individual. Let the Maharashtra government investigate the case first,” he said. Sameer Gaikwad, a member of the Sanatan Sanstha, was arrested on September 16 in connection with Pansare’s murder. In Pansare’s case, the police are lookingRead More
Bull Fight
Bull fight may be a banned sport but Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar wants it to continue “within proper purview of law” without causing “cruelty” to the animals as it can fetch farmers money and attract tourists. “If bull fights (dhirio) are brought within proper purview of law, it can be a tourist attraction. It can fetch good revenue for the farmers,” Parsekar told reporters today, in remarks that can raise the hackles of animal rights activists. Facing allegation of patronising bull fights, banned by the Bombay High Court inRead More

Posted On September 10, 2015By Akshay LadIn Local, National News, Politics

Congress Cry Foul Over Soaring Onion Prices

The Goa Police is likely to issue a non-bailable arrest warrant against former Louis Berger official James McClung, who had revealed that bribe was paid to win a consultancy contract in Goa. “Crime Branch had sent summons to McClung last month asking him to appear before the investigating officer within 15 days. He has not responded to the summons. We are now in the process of issuing him a non bailable arrest warrant,” a senior police official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. McClung along with Richard Hirsch (61) ofRead More