A DAY after the Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram described Maoists as ‘cowards’ and blamed state governments for not taking strong action against them, the Maoists killed 73 CRPF personnel including a deputy and an assistant commandant in the Mukrana forest region of Dantewada in ChhattisgarhRead More »
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CUSTODIAL deaths are perhaps one of the worst crimes in a civilised society governed by the rule of law. Custodial torture is no doubt an international phenomenon but the incidents are quite common in developing countries, and the situation in India is far from being satisfactory.Read More »
Curb Menace of Begging
THIS is with reference to the news item, ‘Begging, a growing menace in South Goa’ (NT, April, 5). Begging in Goa was something unheard of as witnessed some years back, when Goa earned the unique distinction of being the only Indian state with no beggars.
NEW DELHI: Government’s efforts to ensure early passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha received a setback on Monday with its ally Trinamool Congress joining Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal (United) in opposing the proposed legislation in the present form.Read More »
PANAJI: The state Revenue Minister and leader of the Nationalist Congress Party in the state assembly, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza has said that the group of seven was awaiting the decision of the NCP high command to decide on the future course of action as regards to their “continuance” in the state cabinet.Read More »
PANAJI: After a delay of nearly one decade and half, the central government has finally decided to set up National Institute of Water Sports in the state and allocated Rs 15 crore for the purpose and requested the state government to create facilities for setting it up at Caranzalem.Read More »
NEW DELHI: India is expected to get access to Lashkar-e Taiba operative David Headley within 30 days of sending a letter of request, which is being prepared, government indicated here on Monday.Read More »
PANAJI: The state recently witnessed the custodial deaths of Ajay Kaushal and Anand Kambli. Ajay Kaushal, a British fugitive wanted in Britain in a case of assault and abduction of a businessman and lodged in judicial custody in Sub Jail at Vasco, was suspected to have died of an overdose of some medicine.Read More »
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PONDA: The laying of water pipeline on the narrow Khandepar bridge by the PWD, has created problems for the pedestrian and the vehicular traffic alike. For the locals, its now water versus their safety — thanks to the short-sighted planning by the department.
QUEPEM: The row over truck traffic in Quepem-Curchorem just refused to die down with locals refusing to allow the loaded trucks to ply through these areas till April 10.Read More »