3 get bail for demanding extortion amount from Min

Panjim: The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Panjim on Thursday granted bail to three persons, charged with attempting to extort money from PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar. Pradip Malik, Amol Swami and R Patil were arrested near PWD Minister’s official residence at Altinho on Tuesday, following a complaint by Pauskar that callers were demanding Rs 3 crore from him. In his complaint copy to the Panjim Police Station, he had alleged...
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No takers for Rs. 10 coin in South Goa

Margao: The Rs 10 coin has fallen victim to rumour mongering over the validity of the tender at least in South Goa as the shopkeepers, vendors, so also bus conductors flatly refuse to accept it saying “If I take it, no one would accept it from me.’’ “This refusal, based on rumours, is however against the RBI rules. No one can refuse it (to accept). I wonder why this is...
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Godinho’s anticipatory bail plea dismissed

Panjim: The District and Sessions Court on Thursday dismissed the anticipatory bail application filed by Wilson Godinho, who has been charged with abetting suicide of Merces panch Prakash Naik. Principal Sessions Judge Irshad Agha read a one-line order in the open court dismissing Wilson’s plea. Godinho, who remained present in the court during his plea’s arguments on Tuesday, was however absent when the order dismissing his application was passed. His...
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Scooterist gets 30 days for drunken driving

Panaji: The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Panaji has convicted and sentenced a rider to undergo simple imprisonment for a period of 30 days for riding the scooter without driving license and under influence of alcohol. The rider Abhijit Deka (27) was caught by the Panaji traffic police for riding scooter without wearing a helmet on December 18 at Dona Paula. He was also not having driving licence and was...
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St Inez waste sorting centre catches fire

Panjim: A dry waste sorting centre at St Inez caught fire on Thursday evening. Six fire tenders were pressed into service as it took nearly two hours to douse the flames. Substation fire officer Francisco Aquino, when contacted told Herald that the control room received a call at around 5:58 pm informing about the fire after which the fire tenders were rushed to douse the flames. "Two fire tenders were...
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CCP seeks Rs 500 crore package

CCP seeks Rs 500 crore package

Panjim: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) in its submission before the 15th Finance Commission has sought a special package of Rs 500 crore towards the development of the capital city. CCP Mayor Uday Madkaikar in a memorandum submitted to the Commission has lamented that Panjim city has hardly received any assistance from Centre in spite of making a huge economic contribution to the State and Centre by...
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Illegal sand mining has come down by almost 95%: govt tells High Court

Illegal sand mining has come down by almost 95%: govt tells High Court

Panaji: Advocate General Devidas Pangam has made a statement before the High Court of Bombay at Goa that illegal sand mining has come down by almost 95 percent. The High Court was hearing a petition on the issue of non-implementation of various directions issued by the Court in the judgment and order dated December 18, 2019, in PIL Writ Petition No 14/2018, in relation to illegal sand mining in the...
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CM dares CAA opponents for an open debate

CM dares CAA opponents for an open debate

Margao: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has issued a challenge to an open debate on the CAA issue for Goa while reassuring that none of the Goans will be affected by the Act. The Chief Minister said that no one has the guts to come for an open debate with him on CAA. "I can proudly say today that none of the Goans will be affected due to CAA.” "Some...
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Plaint filed against stone quarry

Panjim: The North Goa District Administration on Wednesday assured to take action against an illegal stone quarrying business at Chimbel, following a complaint filed by Congress. A delegation of Goa Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (GPYCC) led by Varad Mardolkar met North Goa Collector R Menaka, IAS, alleging illegal stone quarrying in Chimbel. The party said that the Chimbel panchayat has […]

Inactive children at more risk of contracting cancer: Mallath

Panaji: Raising grave concern over the sedentary lifestyle of youngsters, Dr Mohandas K Mallath, a senior consultant of Digestive Oncology on Wednesday said that physical inactivity can increase the risk of developing cancer. “Today kids are not able to maintain their weight. Kids are dropped to schools by vehicles. Schools are located in cities and towns which have no playgrounds. […]

Persons extorting PWD Min taken into custody

Panjim: Three Maharashtrians, charged with demanding extortion of Rs 3 crore from PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar have been caught. They were picked up near the PWD Minister’s official residence and are in judicial custody. In his complaint to the Panjim police, Pauskar alleged that he had received three calls demanding the extortion amount with the threat of defamation if he […]

Experts to inspect HSRP process today

Panjim: After clearing the first round of inspection of High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) last year, subsequent to which the project came into force, Real Mazon Pvt Ltd – the contractor appointed for fitment of registration plates – will face another test on Thursday. Experts from the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) will inspect the ongoing facility, in what […]

Herald down Tarun Bharat to set up final clash with Prudent

Panjim: Herald Publications will take on Prudent Media in the final of the inter-media nine-a-side football tournament at the Athletic Stadium, Bambolim, today, at 4 p.m. The tournament is being organised by the Sports Journalists Association of Goa (SJAG) in collaboration with Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) and Sports Authority of Goa (SAG). In the first semis, Herald started the […]