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Goa’s drug mafia nexus: Swedish model’s statement recorded


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) After nearly three years of delay, investigating authorities have finally managed to record the statement of Swedish model Lucky Farmhouse, whose video footage uploaded on the ... Read more...

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Goa ex-minister blames mining scam for loss


March 14th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 14 (IANS) A powerful ex-minister in the previous Congress government in Goa Wednesday blamed ex-Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's inability to control illegal mining as the reason behind the ... Read more...

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Goa ex-minister blames mining scam for loss


March 14th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 14 (IANS) A powerful ex-minister in the previous Congress government in Goa Wednesday blamed ex-Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's inability to control illegal mining as the reason behind the ... Read more...

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Former cop ’sacks’ Goa home minister


March 6th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Call it irony, but Goa's Home Minister Ravi Naik has just been 'sacked' by a former cop.Former deputy superintendent of police Lavoo Mamledar defeated the controversial ... Read more...

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Two Goa ex-chief ministers, six ministers defeated


March 6th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Two former Goa chief ministers of the Congress were among the key losers along with six sitting cabinet ministers of the party-led government, as results ... Read more...

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Families corner one-third of Congress tickets in Goa (Goa Newsletter)


February 10th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 10 (IANS) Five political families from Goa have cornered nearly one-third of Congress tickets for the March 3 assembly elections. And there's more to come.Two kins of Goa's ... Read more...

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Three Goa ministers’ kin among Congress nominees


February 7th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) Family members of three Goa ministers figured in a list of seven candidates released by the Congress party Tuesday for the March 3 state assembly elections.The ... Read more...

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Goa Police seek counselling for contract killer


January 28th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 28 (IANS) Goa Police are in the process of roping in a counsellor for an alleged supari killer who in 2010 had confessed to have been offered a ... Read more...

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Congress tries to make Goa polls a family matter (Goa Newsletter)


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Four political families in Goa are seeking as many as 10 assembly tickets from the Congress for the March 3 polls, prompting rivals to hurl ... Read more...

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Scam-tainted Congress looks to repeat win in Goa


December 25th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 25 (IANS) Though mired in various scandals and corruption allegations, Goa's ruling Congress party is looking to repeat its win against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even ... Read more...

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Arabic pamphlet in Britain-Goa flight triggers alarm


December 7th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) A pamphlet published in Arabic found Tuesday in a chartered plane which flew from Manchester airport in Britain to Goa has triggered a security alarm here. ... Read more...

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Central forces to guard Goa during tourist season


December 6th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) A day after the Goa government admitted to a specific input about a potential terror strike in Goa during the tourist season, Home Minister Ravi Naik ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa to move high court Monday for bail


October 16th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 15 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, arrested and jailed Saturday in two corruption cases, will petition the Karnataka High Court Monday for bail, his lawyer ... Read more...

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Kamat to present facts on mining scam to Goa Congress


October 14th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) The heat generated by Goa illegal mining scandal has Congress leaders at middle and lower rungs flushed and agitated.Members of the newly re-constituted Pradesh Congress Committee ... Read more...

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BJP to release own report on Goa’s illegal mining


October 8th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 8 (IANS) Accusing Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and assembly Speaker Pratapsingh Rane of keeping the public accounts committee (PAC) report on illegal mining under wraps, the ... Read more...

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CBI points to links between Goa Police, drug mafia


October 1st, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 1 (IANS) Linkages between the police and drug mafia in Goa were emerging in the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) probe into the illicit narcotics trade in ... Read more...

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Goa cop accuses CBI official of assault


September 21st, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) A Goa Police constable Wednesday accused a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official probing the state's police-politician-drug mafia nexus of beating him up.Mahadeo Naik, attached to ... Read more...

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CBI questions Goa NSUI chief in drug nexus case


September 15th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 15 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday questioned National Students Union of India (NSUI) Goa president Sunil Kavthankar in connection with the police-politician-drug mafia nexus probe.Kavthankar ... Read more...

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Goa’s BJP legislator quits party for Congress


September 12th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator in Goa said Monday he has quit the party and is set to join the ruling Congress in return ... Read more...

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Goa steps up security after Delhi blast


September 8th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Goa has beefed up security at vital areas, especially religious places, after the terror attack outside the Delhi High Court that has claimed 12 lives, state ... Read more...

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Ex-high court judge to screen goons for NSA detention in Goa


September 8th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) The Goa government has formed a committee headed by a former Bombay High Court judge to screen anti-social elements fit to be arrested under the National ... Read more...

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Goa Police tried to kill me: Israeli drug dealer


August 26th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 26 (IANS) An Israeli drug dealer, allegedly linked to the Goa home minster's son, Friday said he suspected that the police was trying to kill him. Yaniv Benaim ... Read more...

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CBI to bring Israeli drug dealer to Goa


August 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team will head for Peru Thursday to extradite Israeli drug dealer Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, a crucial link to Goa ... Read more...

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Fake currency racket reaches Goa minister’s doorstep


August 11th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) An accused in a counterfeit currency racket busted recently was a regular visitor at a Goa minister's house, police said Thursday.The accused, a grass-roots Congress worker, ... Read more...

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Goa home minister’s son sheltered drug mafia: Parrikar


July 16th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) The alleged role of Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik's son in sheltering the drug mafia in the tourism-oriented state should be probed by the Central ... Read more...

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Israeli, Russian mafia export drugs from Goa: NCP


July 6th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Israeli and Russian drug mafiosi based in Goa manufacture and export synthetic drugs like Ecstacy to the US, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said Wednesday.Speaking to ... Read more...

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Politicians, journalists off CBI radar in Goa drug probe


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 23 (IANS) Politicians and journalists are off the radar of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has taken charge of Goa's drug nexus probe, an official said ... Read more...

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CBI yet to take up drug nexus cases in Goa


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 3 (IANS) More than a month after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) assured the Bombay High Court that it would probe Goa's police-politician-drug mafia nexus cases, the ... Read more...

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Goa is not Colombia when it comes to drugs: Police chief


May 10th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 10 (IANS) Goa's outgoing Director General of Police Bhimsain Bassi Tuesday described the state's narcotics scene as "insignificant" and said that Goa was certainly not "Colombia", which is ... Read more...

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Extradition process on for runaway Israeli drug dealer: Police


May 10th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 10 (IANS) The extradition process to bring back bail-jumping Israeli drug dealer Yaniv Benaim alias Atala from Peru to Goa is on, state police chief Bhimsain Bassi said ... Read more...

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Goa is a good prospect for terrorists: Police chief


May 7th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Goa's Director General of Police (DGP) Bhim Sain Bassi Saturday said the state was not just a good prospect for tourists but for terrorists too.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Under-trial escapes from police custody


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 22 (IANS) An under-trial, who was allegedly contracted to kill state Home Minister Ravi Naik and his sons Roy and Ritesh, escaped from police custody Friday, police said.Deputy ... Read more...

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No FIR against criminal contracted to kill Goa minister: Cops


April 12th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 11 (IANS) Nearly four months after a known criminal admitted to a plot to kill Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik and his sons, the state police have not ... Read more...

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113 foreigners held for overstaying in Goa


April 7th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 7 (IANS) More than 100 foreigners, including 25 Russians and 22 Nigerians, were arrested in Goa for overstaying over the last three years, the state assembly was told ... Read more...

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Will probe Goa drug nexus: CBI to high court


April 5th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that it was willing to probe Goa's police-politician drug nexus probe.CBI counsel Carlos Ferreira ... Read more...

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