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Tourism Minister grilled by vigilance dept in Colvale plot allotment case

PANAJI: The vigilance department on Friday afternoon quizzed the state Tourism Minister, Mr Nilkanth Halarnkar, for nearly four hours in connection with a case of favouritism in allotment of plot of the Goa Housing Board at Colvale registered against him on a complaint lodged by some social activists.

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Nobody in govt involved in illegal mining: Shirodkar

PANAJI: Stating that neither the Congress party nor the state government headed by it was involved in illegal mining, the president of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Subhash Shirodkar, told reporters that if any minister or legislator was involved in illegal activity in his individual capacity then he should be punished in accordance with the law.

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Balli violence inquiry to begin in few days

MARGAO: Mr Justice S K Shah, the retired judge of High Court of Bombay, who has been appointed by the state government on the one-man commission set up to investigate the incidents of violence at Balli on May 25, on Friday said that he will hear all the 21 applicants, who wrote to the District Collector with regard to the case in next few days.

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Transfer of Canacona CO raises eyebrows

CANACONA: As the tourist season is fast approaching and the monsoon is on the wane, this is the time that one sees plenty of illegal structures mushrooming on the coastline of Canacona. At a time like this the authorities have to be on their toes to be abreast of the activities that are going on.

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DHS apprehensive over medical health scheme

PANAJI: Lack of clarity on how the ‘` 60,000 per family’ medical health scheme is to be implemented has left doctors, hospital managements and senior staff at the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) apprehensive about whether it is feasible.

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Bhaiya’s eatery murder case: accused confesses to murder

PANAJI: Dharmendra Rajber, the accused in the murder of Taufique Ahmed, a waiter of the Bhaiya pav bhaji eatery, was brought to the state on Friday, by a team of Panaji town police, which had gone to Muhammadabad in Uttar Pradesh, his home town.

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Moti-Dongor violence accused bail plea rejected

MARGAO: The additional session judge, Ms Vijaya Pol, on Friday rejected the bail application moved by the five, Muktiyar Shirshi, Hazrat Ali, Jaffer Hubli, Jaffer Andalgi and Naushad Shandur, accused and arrested in connection with the Moti-Dongor group clashes.

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PAC to table report on illegal mining

PANAJI: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), investigating the alleged illegal mining in Goa, would submit its report to the Speaker on October 3 or 4, informed sources.

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