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Rape accused remanded to police sustody till Jan 2

The man who raped a British Lady at Palolem was remanded to police custody till January 2.The police had arrested 31 year old Ramchandran Y, a man of Tamil origin for raping 48-year-old British woman who was waiting for train early on Thursday morning. Canacona Police said that the accused who was arrested within hours of the crime was produced …

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48 yr British woman raped, robbed at Palolem

Atithi Devo Bhava, guests are like our gods. This is our motto.But are women tourists safe in Goa?Many time these thoughts come to mind especially given the influx of people from all over the country.Early on Friday a 48 year old British national was raped at Palolem while she was waiting for a train near the Canacona Railway station.

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NH17 will not be closed before new Mandovi bridge is opened

The Cabinet met and discussed the mining and highway closure issues. No decision will be taken on closing of the National Highway before the new Mandovi bridge is inaugurated. On the mining issue, the cabinet resolved to sort out the issue as per the law.

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Tillari dam displaced residents go on hunger strike for acess road

On Thursday about 100 plus residents from the Sal rehabilitation colony began a hunger agitation demanding an acess road for them They have also said that they will boycot the MP elections.Around 200 mts is still to be constructed even 22 years after they were relocated there. These are the people who were given land by the government at Sal …

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MGP getting set to fight Shiroda bye elections: Deepak

We feel that in the present circumstance it is not possible to get justice in the courts. But we will be taking this to the people’s court.This was what the MGP president Deepak Dhavalikar had to say in reaction to the court dismission the MGP petition on defection.The High Court on Monday had dismissed the petition filed by the MGP …

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GMC to get top class canteens, promises Vishwajeet

he outsourcing of canteens in GMC will happen soon.Government has decided to award the contract of the canteen to a company called Sodexo.Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane says he has laid plans to set up a canteen in GMC on the AIIMS, Delhi lines. Vishwajeet says he will provide quality food in GMC aka private hospitals of Mumbai and Pune.He says …

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NCP on PWD regarding expenditure of Roads and Bridge

What has happened to the money given by the centre for Goan roads and bridges, the NCP questioned the PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Tuesday.The NCP secretary, Sanjay Barde has accused the government of eyeing commissions on the works alleging that all the roads and bridges are in a mess.The NCP has alleged that the work on the roads was …

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After bridges, let CM unfurl tricolour: Cong; Not possible: BJP

After inspecting Mandovi and Zuari bridges, Congress has now asked Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to unfurl the tricolour on Goa Liberation Day.On the other hand, BJP and Congress have started fighting hammer and tong over chief minister’s health.BJP says it is not possible for the CM to attend the state function on 19th December.

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Rane assures fishermen to solve isssue of vehicles entering state

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane on Monday has passed an order allowing the conditional entry into the state for fishermen within 60 kms of the border. However, the vehicles can be randomly checked and only LMV will be allowed for transport.Rane also assured them that he would ensure that no Goan fish vehicles would be stopped at the borders.

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Cong alleges scam in horticulture scheme, demands action against guilty

The Congress on Monday attacked Goa Horticulture department for the way it is running the subsidised vegetable scheme.Alleging that there is wholesale laxity and corruption in the schemes running and it is being controlled by one person in connivance with officials, the Congress has demanded an inquiry into its running and action against guilty officers. Here is the story.

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