Delhi HC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Minority Status For Hindus In 9 States.

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Central Government in a plea seeking minority status for Hindus living in 7 States in India. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Hari Shankar will next take up the matter on May 4. Filed by Ashwini Upadhyay, the plea seeks minority […]

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Cong moves Bombay HC to stop ex-MLA Rane from running bypoll

The Congress today moved the Bombay High Court seeking to stop its former MLA and Goa’s current Health Minister Vishwajit Rane from contesting the future by- elections till the existing state assembly term ends in 2022. The party moved the Goa bench of the high court. “The petition has been filed jointly by the Indian […]

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NGT notice to Goa govt on plea against beautification of beach

The National Green Tribunal, Pune, today issued notices to Goa government and others in response to a petition filed by a citizen challenging beautification of a beach in the port town of Vasco. The NGT, in its order, asked state Chief Secretary, Goa Coastal Zone management Authority (GCZMA), Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and Mormugao […]

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CBI files closure report in British woman’s death case in Goa

Six years after a 35-year-old British woman was found dead near Anjuna beach in Goa, the CBI has filed a closure report in the case as no evidence of assault or homicide has been found. The 50-page closure report in the death case of Denyse Sweeney was filed yesterday by a special team of CBI […]

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Rape case: Goa MLA Monserratte gets bail

Goa legislator Atanasio Monserratte, who was arrested for allegedly buying and raping a minor girl, has been granted bail by a local court today. District and Sessions Judge Pramod Kamat granted bail to Monserratte, and also the girl’s mother and another woman, Rosy Ferros, arrested for allegedly selling her to the MLA for Rs 50 […]

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Goa MLA Monserratte’s pc extended by three days

Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

A local court today extended the police custody of former Goa Education minister and expelled Congress legislator Atanasio Monserratte by three days in connection with the case of buying and raping of a minor girl. The state Crime Branch produced Monserratte before District and Sessions Judge B P Deshpande as the three-day remand granted to […]

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Activists challenge Goa govt’s Tree Act in Bombay High Court

Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

State-based heritage activist and two other NGOs have filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court challenging Laxmikant Parsekar-led governments recent move to amend the Act re-classifying the coconut tree as palm. The petition which was filed before the bench in Goa recently has sought to stop the state government from proceeding on the […]

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Spl public prosecutor withdraws from Louis Berger bribery case

The special public prosecutor representing the state inLouis Berger bribery scandal in Goa has decided to withdraw from appearing in the case. In a letter written to Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch), Special Public Prosecutor Rajiv Gomes noted that a complaint of dual nationality registered against him with Margao police has been transferred to Crime […]

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Goa terror suspect gets bail

Terror suspect Sameer Sardana was today granted bail by a local court after the prosecution said he could not be linked to any militant group though he was found in possession of “incriminating documents which endangered national security”. The Dehradun-based man, son of a retired Major General, was being investigated by Goa’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) […]

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Goa lawyers to protest against shifting of lower courts

Lawyers in Goa will sport black or white bands on their arms today to protest the shifting of lower courts from a Portuguese-era building in Panaji to a place on the city outskirts. “The bar strongly denounces and condemns the shabby and step-motherly treatment meted to the advocates by the Government of Goa, the District […]

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