Category: Current Affairs

Sex Racket Busted, Manipuri Girls Rescued

Acting on the tip-off from its counterparts in Manipur, Goa police on Saturday evening raided a beauty cum massage parlour at Candolim and rescued 11 girls from Manipur who were employed as beauticians but forced into prostitution there.

The police also arrested five boys working at the parlour and detained the owner Mahalaxmi Mishra. Police disclosed that the Superintendent of Police from Manipur had written to the Goa police about human trafficking as girls from that State were being brought into Goa.

Savio Drops Out of GFA Race

Goa Football Association’s Honorary Secretary Savio Messias withdrew from the race for the organisation’s president’s post but retained his nomination for the post of member from Mormugao Zone.

With Savio’s resignation it will now be a straight fight between business tycoon Shrinivas Dempo and Peter Vaz.

While reiterating that he had filed his nomination for the top post of the organization only in the interest of football, Savio said he would continue to work for the betterment of the game.

Couple Arrested for Duping Goans

Ponda police arrested a couple for duping Goans by promising them jobs overseas and collecting money from them.

Acting on a complaint lodged by one Honorato Pereira from Tishem Borim, the Ponda Police arrested Ramji Vishwakarma and his wife Suda from their residence at Kurti. Police also recovered seven passports from them including one of a person from Nepal.

Warrants Against German Mother-Daughter Issued

The Children’s Court on Friday issued warrants against Fadela Fuchs and Indra Fuchs from Germany to depose before it in the case against Rohit Monserrate, son of Education Minister Babush Monserrate.

It may be recalled that Fadela had complained to the police that her minor daughter was sexually abused by Rohit and the case became a sensation as the accused was a minister’s son.

Micky’s Plea For Laptop & Mobile Refused

The Judicial Magistrate First Class at Margao on Friday dismissed former Tourism Minister Micky Pacheco’s application seeking the return of his laptop and mobiles seized by the CBI.

It may be recalled that the CBI had seized Micky’s mobiles and laptop after they raided his residence and office in the course of their investigations into Micky’s reported involvement in money laundering and human trafficking activities.

Mahanand Sentenced to 7 Years for Rape

Mahanand Naik was on Friday sentenced to seven year rigorous imprisonment on charges of rape and asked to pay a fine of ` 25,000, failing which was ordered to undergo a further period of two months simple imprisonment.
Pronouncing the judgement Friday morning, Principal Sessions Judge, Nutan Sardessai directed that the fine levied be paid to the victim.
It may be recalled that Mahanand was first summoned to the police station to investigate into the complaint lodged by his wife’s friend wherein she had accused him of raping her by coercing her into having a sexual relationship with him.

And Now A Crab Named After Goa

A new species of crab found by scientists of the National Institute of Oceanography in the Zuari estuary while carrying out research on a Ballast Water Management Programme has been named Charybdis goaensis, after Goa.
The Ballast Water Management Programme being carried out for Director General Shipping involves identifying the existing species in the territory so that other species brought there through the ballast water can be recognized.
While filling the ballast tanks with water, a lot of the marine life from that region is also taken in and then subsequently when the ballast water is released at a different port, the marine life is also released in new surroundings.

Terror Warning to Sabotage Tourism: Ravi Naik

Home Minister Ravi Naik termed the termed the terror threat information from intelligence sources to be a mere means to mar the tourism season in Goa and pointed out that every year such reports appear in the media just around the time the tourism season starts in the State.
While admitting that there are certain inputs from intelligence source which cannot be made public, he however wondered why such reports about terror threats do not find their way in the media during the off tourism season or regularly in the year instead of appearing only at the onset of the season.

Indo jazz music festival on Sunday

Music lovers have a lot in store this Sunday, 10th October when Pandit Ravindra Chary takes the stage in an Indo Jazz fusion concert to be held at the Kala Academy. Held in honor of his late father Pandit Prabhakar Chary, the artistes joining him onstage are Merlin de Souza, Vivienne Pocha, Sheldon D’Silva and Satyajit Talwalkar to mention a few.

Spate of activities in Goa to observe Gobal Day of Doing


The biggest environmental campaign towards climate change all over the world takes place this Sunday 10th October when the date on the calendar reads 10.10.10. Part of the global initiative, the event known as the ‘Global Work Party’, kicks off in Goa.

India joins the 187 countries in organising countrywide events that aim to create an awareness on the issue. Out of the global 6759 events, Goa will host its own set in a unique way.