Category Archives: Goa crime

Goa to approach NGT to seek exemption from ban on sand mining

Goa government has decided to approach the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to plead to exempt the state from the ban on sand mining. “Sand mining in Goa is undertaken by manual method, whereas in most of the other states, it (sand mining) is done by use of heavy machinery and on dry river beds on […]

2001 fake ticket scam: Non-bailable warrant against Goa Cricket Association chief

A local court today issued a non-bailable warrant against Goa Cricket Association president Vinod Phadke in connection with the alleged fake ticket scam of 2001. The court of judicial magistrate first class (Margao) issued the warrant against Phadke as neither he nor his lawyer appeared before the court when the case came up for hearing […]

‘Goa Lokayukta weak to act against errant MLAs’

How weak the Goa Lokayukta act is to act against legislators who fail to file their statements of assets, has once again become clear now as the Lokayukta is unable to take the errant legislators to task, a citizens’ group has said. The fears and apprehensions expressed by activists and NGOs in the past over […]

Suspend 51 mining leases, Goa Foundation to SC

The Goa Foundation has filed an additional affidavit before the Supreme Court praying for immediate implementation of the reports of two High Level Committees on Western Ghats, that have recommended the suspension of 51 mining leases, 50 per cent of the total operational mining leases, alleging harm to the fragile ecology of the Western Ghats […]

NCP seeks suspension of mid-day meal scheme in Goa

The Goa unit of NCP today demanded suspension of mid-day meal scheme in the state, a day after nearly two dozen children were taken ill in a suspected case of food-poisoning at a school at Usgao. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar should suspend the scheme within a week, Nationalist Congress party (NCP) spokesperson Trajano D’Mello said. […]