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Infosys manager arrested for murder

HR Manager with Infosys Satish Gupta has been arrested by the Bangalore police for allegedly murdering his 30-year old wife Priyanka who was teaching at the Delhi Public School. According...

Mumbai Port partially opens for traffic

The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), which have been closed for traffic due to the floating and sunken containers from MSC Chitra, partially opened for traffic as ship convoys escorted by naval helicopters and warships with side sonar equipment held them to navigate the channel.

According to MbPT Chairman Rahul Asthana, small and medium ships were allowed to use the channel while JNPT Chairman N N Kumar opined that it will take another week for the channel to be fully operational.

Australian Police accused of Racism

A cab driver of Indian origin Gurpreet Singh Ashreja has accused the Australian police of racism claiming that they just “smiled” when he approached them for help after a group of passengers refused to pay him the fare.

“I was stunned when the Australian police did nothing as they listened to the passengers racially abusing me just outside the Chelsea police station,” said Gurpreet.

He said he drove to the police station for support when his passengers refused to pay $47 in fares. “Instead, he alleges he received a loud dressing down and a lecture about use of the ‘f-word’,”

British College under the scanner for selling certificates to Asians

A college in Britain is reportedly under investigation for allegedly selling English language certificates to immigrants particularly from Asia, in order to help them “cheat” to get UK citizenship.

The probe reportedly began after reports last year that hundreds of students from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan were studying at poorly regulated private colleges that had found ways to exploit the loopholes in immigration laws of England.

ISI using D-Company

India has found more evidence of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence interfering with the country’s affairs following the evidence gathered by Bangalore police of ISI using gangsters to contact the Naxalites in India.

Bangalore police thwarted an attempt by Chota Shakeel’s gang to ferment trouble in South India through the Naxalites who have been wrecking havoc in Northern India where law and order has become an issue.

In a joint operation with the Andhra Pradesh Police, the Bangalore police foiled the attempt and arrested five persons from whom it is learnt that Chhota Shakeel was acting on behalf of Dawood Ibrahim who is known to have close links with the ISI.

BlackBerry finally relents

RIM, the makers of BlackBerry finally agreed to provide technical solutions allowing lawful interception of its messenger service even though the same was a commitment it had made two years ago.

While the government will be enabled to intercept its messenger service, the company officials reportedly did not budge on the BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) which provides corporate e-mails.

Sources revealed that RIM promised to first address the security concerns associated with the messenger service and then work out a different solution for the BES.

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Single Common Exams for Medical Seats

For the next academic year, there will be only one common entrance test for the medical seats in the country disclosed the Union Ministry of Health to the Supreme Court. This would mean that there will be only one entrance exam for the over 30,000 MBBS seats and over 11,000 MD seats in the government and medical colleges in the country.

Hitherto students aspiring to take up medicine had to answer at least five or six entrance exams for the various colleges in the country and had to undergo tremendous stress co-ordinating the travel to the examination centres besides also worrying about clash of dates of examinations.

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Micky permitted to travel abroad

Even though it is the monsoon season, the sun apparently  is shining upon beleaguered former tourism minister Francisco alias Micky Pacheco who was today permitted by the court to travel outside the country whereby he has got back possession of his passport that was seized by the police.

It may be recalled that Micky Pacheco dominated the headlines of the media in Goa following the death of his friend Nadia Torrado in what many termed as a media circus. Micky Pacheco went up to the Supreme Court to secure anticipatory bail and as he did not receive any reprieve in the courts had to spend a number of days in police lock-up.

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Crime watch

It was a mixed day for Goa on the crime scene yesterday. While on the one hand in South Goa police claimed to have busted a gang of dacoits in North Goa they were left at sea with two temples burgled in the night.

The South Goa police arrested six persons hailing from Quepem and Salcete Taluka and claimed to have solved at least two dacoity cases reported in the months of June and July this year being the case wherein a sum of Rs. 2,00,000/- was stolen from a van distributing liquor in Quepem Taluka in June this year and the second was the case of looting the house of Maria Fernandes at Raia and decamping with gold ornaments worth Rs. 2,00,000/-

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Bringing Sunshine in the Sunset of their Lives

While for most life takes a back seat after retirement, for one woman in Chandor, life has become a mission since she took voluntary retirement after being a teacher for 34 years. Rajama Gomes, a chemistry and biology teacher at High School has found a new meaning and purpose in life now.

A mother of three sons, Mrs Gomes anticipated that her children would leave the nest she had prepared to establish their own lives and that is why even while in service she was looking for avenues to keep herself occupied once her tenure as a teacher came to an end. That is when she taught of setting up a “Fun Club” comprising of retired persons.