Inspector in-charge of the Panaji Traffic Cell Brendon D'Souza (Photo: IANS)

Goa cops turn Santa Claus, gift chocolates to traffic violators

Panaji: In a unique initiative, traffic violators in Panaji were offered chocolates and not “challan” (fine) on Tuesday by the traffic policemen dressed up as Santa Claus. This was part of a safety drive by the Goa Police to create awareness about the importance of motor vehicle norms, ahead of the festive season. According to […]

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Goa Police book swimming coach for rape, molestation

Panaji: The Goa Police on Thursday booked the state’s chief swimming coach Surajit Ganguly on charges of rape and molestation. Ganguly was earlier sacked by the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) after a video and photographs of him allegedly molesting a minor girl, who is a national level swimmer, surfaced online. Deputy Superintendent of Police Gajanan […]

Goa Forward Party president Vijai Sardesai (File Photo/IANS)

Sawant eliminating Parrikar’s legacy: Sacked Goa Deputy CM

Panaji:  Goa Forward Party president Vijai Sardesai on Saturday said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was trying to wipe out former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s legacy, just as Nikita Khrushchev tried to wipe out his predecessor Stalin’s legacy in the USSR after the latter’s death. Sardesai’s comments came minutes after he was sacked from the Pramod […]

Panaji: Goa Governor Mridula Sinha and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant with the newly sworn in Cabinet Ministers - Congress rebels Chandrakant Kavlekar, Jennifer Monserrate, Filipe Nery Rodrigues and lone BJP MLA Michael Lobo, who resigned as Deputy Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly earlier in the day at Raj Bhavan in Panaji on July 13, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

3 Congress rebels, one BJP MLA sworn in as Goa Ministers

Panaji: Three Congress rebels — Chandrakant Kavlekar, Jennifer Monserrate and Filipe Nery Rodrigues — along with former Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo were sworn in as ministers during a formal ceremony at Raj Bhavan here on Saturday. The Congress rebels had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. Kavlekar, a former leader of opposition, is […]