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Patnekar to join Congress within a week

PANAJI: Mr Rajesh Patnekar, who resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday as also from the assembly, has said that he would join the Congress party within a week, even as the Congress is gearing up itself to admit some more BJP leaders in its fold.

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No effective mechanism to tackle corruption in Goa

BY RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT
PANAJI: “In a State where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous,” so had said Publius Cornelius Tacitus, a senator and historian of the Roman Empire between 56 A D and 117 A D.

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Morjim landowner refuses cremation; villagers take body to CM’s house

MAPUSA: Tension prevailed at Bagwada, Morjim on Tuesday evening when a land owner refused cremation of a woman. Pernem deputy collector, Mr Rajendra Mirajkar who on being tipped off rushed at Morjim along with the Pernem police but was unable to pacify the crowd.

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Residents return after CM’s assurance on land acquisition

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has assured action against Pernem police inspector, Mr Raut Desai and the deputy collector, Mr Mirajkar after magisterial inquiry into the Morjim cremation episode, informed Mr Babi Bagkar, a member of the delegation of Morjim villagers.

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Officials inspect Gandhi market

MARGAO: Health department officials along with the Margao municipal councillor, Ms Rosy Pereira and police officials including PI, Mr Santosh Dessai has inspected the garbage and decaying meat at the Gandhi market premises.

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Erring SHG chief arrested

MARGAO/PANAJI: The chief of Shri Shantadurga Kunkolienkarin Mahila Mandal self help group, Julan Desai, who supplied the mid-day meal with a lizard in it, was arrested on Tuesday under section 336 of IPC, Food and Drugs Act and Health Act, informed the police.

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Pre-election swoop: Congress poaches BJP MLA

PANAJI: The Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Bicholim, Mr Rajesh Patnekar on Monday resigned as the member of the Goa state legislative assembly, thereby ending speculation over his continuance in the saffron party. He also resigned from the membership of the BJP.

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Three more BJP MLAs may join Congress

PANAJI: The news of resignation of Mr Rajesh Patnekar, the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Bicholim on Monday, was anticipated and did not surprise the political leaders in the ruling coalition as well as the opposition.

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