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Kavlem panchayat to collect garbage tax

PONDA: The Kavlem panchayat has resolved to implement garbage tax for the door-to-door collection of all types of garbage. The panchayat has also resolved to strictly implement panchayat fees on rented premises in the village and revise the trade licence fees for shops/ establishments in the village area. The decisions were taken during the gram sabha held on Sunday and …

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St Andre block committee quits MGP

Panaji: The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) block committee of St Andre constituency led by Jagdish Bhobe has resigned from the primary membership of the party on July 6 blaming the Dhavalikar brothers. The 29 members have sent their resignation letters to party president Deepak Dhavalikar.           Addressing the media, Bhobe said they would now be approaching the public to seek their …

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Women cops have no issue with night shifts

AMRESH PARAB | NT Panaji: Working in night shifts is not a problem when it comes to women police personnel. For years, women police from the ranks of a constable to an officer have been working in night shifts. There are around 750 women police personnel, which is close to ten per cent of the Goa police strength. Out of …

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Cong, JD(S) in a huddle to save Karnataka govt

Bengaluru: A day after the resignation of over a dozen ruling Congress-JD(S) MLAs rocked the ruling coalition in Karnataka and plunged the state into a political crisis, both parties have gone into a huddle to discuss the next course of action to save the government. This comes even as opposition BJP said it is keeping a watch on the ongoing …

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Unaware of K’taka MLAs’ presence in Mumbai: BJP

Mumbai: The Maharashtra BJP claimed on Sunday that it was not aware of the presence of ten dissident MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) combine from Karnataka in Mumbai, even as a saffron party leader was spotted at a hotel where the legislators are put up. Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan accused the BJP of attempting to topple the democratically elected Congress-JD(S) …

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Amid leadership confusion in Cong, Rahul loyalists Scindia, Deora quit posts

New Delhi: The spate of resignations within the Congress continued on Sunday with Rahul Gandhi loyalists Jyotiraditya Scindia and Milind Deora resigning from their posts in the party, weeks after the Lok Sabha poll debacle. While Scindia resigned as AICC general secretary for Western Uttar Pradesh, Deora resigned as Mumbai Congress chief; both took moral responsibility for the party’s poor …

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Team Rahul’s future uncertain

New Delhi: Inducted into key roles with much fanfare and hope, top members of team Rahul Gandhi face an uncertain future as the party deals with the aftermath of its dismal performance in the Lok Sabha election and resignations pour in. Gandhi recently quit as the Congress president, taking responsibility for the drubbing, and many of his closest aides followed …

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Will not withdraw resignations, say K’taka MLAs camped in Mumbai

Bengaluru: Even as Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy went into a huddle with the coalition leaders in a last-ditch attempt to save his 13-month-old alliance government, hit by resignations of over a dozen Congress-JD(S) MLAs, disgruntled MLAs camped in Mumbai Sunday made it clear they will not withdraw. This comes even as opposition BJP said it is keeping a …

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31 fishermen go missing in Bay of Bengal

Kakdwip/Kolkata: A total of 31 fishermen on board two trawlers have gone missing in the Bay of Bengal Sunday after they had ventured into the deep seas without paying heed to the warning of authorities, a state minister said. Thirteen other fishermen on another boat, which had developed a snag and drifted into the Bangladesh waters because of inclement weather, …

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Kerala priest arrested for sexual abuse of minors

Kochi: A 40-year-old Christian priest was arrested Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting six inmates of a boys’ home here, police said. George alias Jerry was arrested on a complaint lodged by the parents of the children, who ran away from the home in Perumbadom near here on Saturday night when he allegedly attempted to sexually assault them, they said. The …

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