Wednesday , 22 May 2019

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Ribandar needs attention on development front

Ribandar: Ribandar or Rai Bunder, as Goans know, is also called as Raibondra. Rai Bunder means a small port which had witnessed busy days during Kadamba dynasty, Adil Shah’s rule and Portuguese regime. It was known as a sleepy village in the past but has the credit of producing famous footballers, artists, writers and painters. However, it has not seen ... Read More »

Cuncolim civic chief assures traders over licence issue

Margao: Traders from Cuncolim, under the banner of the Cuncolim Traders Association, met the municipal council chairperson demanding issuance of trade licences that have been kept on hold over the garbage tax issue. The traders submitted a memorandum to the civic chairperson asking for their trade licences to be issued as soon as possible. It had emerged that the municipality ... Read More »

Sanguem locals irked as areca nut trees cut down

Curchorem: Cutting down of around 400 young areca nut trees at Verlem, Sanguem allegedly by forest guards has irked the villagers, who have now lodged complaints with the Sanguem police, and offices of deputy collector, mamlatdar and Netravali village panchayat. Sources disclosed that the areca nut trees belonged to Prakash Gaonkar, Khushali Gaonkar, and Prabhakar Gaonkar, and the area reportedly ... Read More »

Rape victim’s ‘missing act’: Cong demands CEO inquiry

Panaji: Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, on Tuesday, demanded an inquiry by the Chief Electoral Officer into the episode of the girl in the rape case allegedly involving Congress candidate for Panaji bypoll Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate, who went missing a week prior to the day of bypoll and was traced a day after the bypoll at a friend’s place in ... Read More »

Air passenger found with gold paste worth Rs 48.50 lakh

Vasco: The air intelligence unit (AIU) of Goa Customs, on Tuesday, informed that their sleuths  apprehended an international passenger who had arrived from Muscat at the Dabolim airport, and seized gold paste, weighing 1360 grams, worth Rs 48.50 lakh, from his possession in the wee hours. Customs sleuths, headed by assistant commissioner of customs (AIU) Navin Patel and assistant commissioner ... Read More »

2 die in road accident at Dharbandora

Ponda:  Two youths from Khanapur, Belagavi, died on the spot in a road accident that involved their scooter and a car at Dharbandora, on Tuesday evening.  Deceased youths were identified as Rahul Mhanalkar (24) and Bhimani Galebalikar (23). According to the Ponda police, the accident occurred at around 4.15 pm near Sugar Factory at Dharbandora, on Ponda-Belagavi highway. Both Rahul ... Read More »

Dabolim hit-and-run: car driver arrested

Vasco: Vasco police have succeeded in tracing the car, along with its driver, which was involved in hit-and-run case near Dabolim that claimed the life of a Gujarat-based youth and injured other five. The police disclosed that based on footage of a close circuit television (CCTV) camera installed at a petrol pump located on the outskirts of the town near ... Read More »

AAI to construct barrack facility at airport

Vasco: The airport director Gagan Malik has said that the Airport Authority of India (AAI) is in process of constructing a barrack facility for the airport security group of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) near Assoi Dongri in Dabolim with an aim to provide better and seamless security arrangements at the Goa international airport. Malik disclosed that “Barrack facility, ... Read More »

8 held for gambling in Ponda, Porvorim

Panaji: Continuing with its drive against matka gambling activities, the crime branch in three separate raids arrested 8 persons and seized cash of over Rs 45,000. In one of the raids conducted at upper Bazar Ponda wherein accused Mohammadgori Muzavar (35) and Surendra Dangui (52) were caught while allegedly accepting gambling bets informed police. During the raid police attached Rs ... Read More »

Man arrested for raping minor daughter

Sankhali: The Bicholim police said that on Tuesday they arrested a Nepali man residing at Arvalem, Sankhali for allegedly raping his own minor daughter.  According to the information provided by the Bicholim PI, a Nepali residing at Arvalem and working as security guard was booked for allegedly raping his minor daughter. The victim herself has filed a complaint. The police have ... Read More »