Goa

Dubai fraud: Lemos family to file appeal against sentence

Dubai fraud: Lemos family to file appeal against sentence

PANAJI: The Lemos family will be appealing against the 500-odd year sentence handed out by a Dubai court to Sydney Lemos, promoter of Exentialgroup. Legal advisor to the Lemoses, advocate Wilbur Menezes, who will travel to Dubai to file the appeal, told TOI that he is confident that Sydney and Valany Lemos will be …

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Notice to 31 mining leases for exceeding air pollution limits

Notice to 31 mining leases for exceeding air pollution limits

PANAJI: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has issued show cause notices to the operators of 31 miningleases which exceeded the permissible air ambient quality (AAQ) limit before mining activity came to a halt on March 15. The notice asked them to show cause as to why their bank guarantee …

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Two-day bank shutdown gets customers’ goat

Two-day bank shutdown gets customers’ goat

PANAJI: Banking services were hit across the state for the second day on Thursday, as public sector banks and a handful of private sector banks downed their shutters in protest of the 2% wage hike offered by the Indian Banks Association (IBA). The strike, which came towards the end of …

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Sex racket busted at Arambol

Sex racket busted at Arambol

MAPUSA: Crime branch busted an inter-state sex racket at Arambol on Thursday, and arrested two pimps. Sources said that a team of Goa crime branch conducted a raid at Shiva Chillout Bar and Restaurant, near Agar, Madhalawada, and rescued one 24-year-old girl, a native of West Bengal. Police said that the accused are Mohammed …

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CBSE schools in Goa log impressive pass percentages at Class X exam

CBSE schools in Goa log impressive pass percentages at Class X exam

PANAJI: Goa schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recorded near-perfect pass percentages at the Class X public exam, which made a comeback this year after a nine-year gap. So far, the best known score at the exam was 97%. Schools managements said that they were pleased …

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One held for raping minor step-daughter

One held for raping minor step-daughter

PANAJI: The women police station, Panaji, on Tuesday arrested a man for raping his 14-year-old step-daughter. Though the alleged rape took place five months ago, it only came to light now, after the minor girl became pregnant. Police said that the survivor’s mother was once married in Andhra Pradesh. After the death of her first husband there, …

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Nepal woman robs petrol pump of Rs 14 Lakh

Nepal woman robs petrol pump of Rs 14 Lakh

VASCO: Nepal native Pavitra Kumari, 25, was arrested on Monday for stealing Rs 14 lakh from Karma Auto Park Petrol pump Chicalim. Kumari, a resident of Adarshnagar, Chicalim, worked as a cleaner in the first floor office of the pump. Mormugao DySP Sunita Sawant said on Monday morning that when the …

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Youth on Kerala train has Nipah symptoms

Youth on Kerala train has Nipah symptoms

PANAJI: A 20-year-old youth who was on a train from Kerala to Uttar Pradesh has been admitted to the state-run Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim, on Monday as he showed symptoms similar to those afflicted by the Nipahvirus. Suman Khan has been kept in an isolation ward at GMC after he …

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Precautions being taken against Nipah: Health minister

Precautions being taken against Nipah: Health minister

PANAJI: A committee headed by the secretary of health was constituted on Wednesday to monitor the state’s preparedness in dealing with the Nipah virus (NiV) that was detected in Kozhikode, Kerala. “Not a single patient has been detected with symptoms in the state. There is nothing to worry about. Goans are safe,” …

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Two Russians held for sex racket in Siolim

Two Russians held for sex racket in Siolim

MAPUSA: Anjuna police on Wednesday arrested two Russian nationals for running a prostitution racket in Goa, and rescued two women. Police inspector Chetan Patil said that the police received a reliable tip-off that ‘some foreigners’ are running a sexracket at a posh residential complex at Marna, Siolim. Police then laid a trap, sending …

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