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Blast accused remanded to 14 days judicial custody

MARGAO: Prashant Juvekar, who was recently arrested in connection with the Margao blast case, was produced before the principal district and sessions judge, South Goa, Mr U V Bakre on Saturday and remanded to a 14-day judicial custody.

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47-yr-old Verna resident crushed to death

VASCO: Antonio Noronha, 47, a resident of Bamborda, Verna was run over by a speeding mini bus on the four-lane highway, near Housing Board Colony, Upasnagar on Saturday morning.
According to investigating police officer, Mr Sushant Gawas, the accident took place at around 8.10 a.m.

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Life expectancy rises to 70 years in Goa

PANAJI: Better and easily accessible healthcare facilities have improved the life expectancy in the state to 70 years as against the mean age of the elderly across the country, which is 68 years.

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Accused cops were in constant touch with Atala: Ravi

PANAJI: Making a statement in the state legislative assembly on the issue of the alleged police-drug trade-politicians nexus, the Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik on Friday stated that the police investigations have revealed that accused police officials were in constant touch with Yaniv Benaim alias Atala and hence were arrested and the police have been able to collect all possible evidence in support of allegations made in the CD. He also said the case was filed after the CD was broadcast on a local news channel and a suo moto case filed by the police.

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Oppn heckles Ravi over drug nexus statement

PANAJI: The House witnessed yet another adjournment on the last day of its monsoon session, with the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party refusing to allow the Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik to make a statement on the issue of the alleged police-drug trade-politicians nexus, and further pointing out that the Home Minister is responsible for contempt of the House as he refrained from making any statement in the House on the issue a day earlier while gave quotes to the media.

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Dhavalikar rules out full-fledged road transport office in Pernem

PANAJI: The Transport Minister, Mr Ramkrishna Dhavalikar during a Zero Hour mention on Friday assured the House that though it is not possible to open a full-fledged road transport office in Pernem taluka, a motor vehicle inspector along with some staff, would be made available six days of the week, by November 2010.

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School furniture suppliers allege bias by GSSA co-ordinators

PANAJI: The suppliers of the school furniture like benches, tables and chairs as well as child-friendly elements like swings, seesaw and so on have complained that the co-ordinators of Goa Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan are going out of the way to ensure that two particular dealers from Goa get all the contracts as regards supply of the abovementioned items to schools around the state, under a scheme of the Abhiyan.

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CM assures premises for holding events in Fatorpa

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has assured the Quepem MLA, Mr Chandrakant Kavlekar, that a suitable premises building with necessary facilities for hosting cultural events, public functions, creative activities, etc would be constructed at Fatorpa in Quepem constituency under the newly proposed scheme of the central government provided land for the project was made available.

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NCM team to verify suitability of kabrastan site

MARGAO: The National Commission for Minorities, at its recent meeting has decided to send a team to Goa to ascertain the suitability of the proposed site for a kabrastan and also wanted the government to identify three or four alternate sites which would be visited by the team, in case the proposed site is not found suitable.

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