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Let’s talk: PM to Maoists, Separatists

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in his Independence Day address to the nation urged Maoists and Kashmiri separatists to enter into a dialogue with the government, while at the same time warned neighbouring Pakistan to stop abetting terrorists.

While appealing to Naxalites to give up violence and enter into a dialogue, the Prime Minister also asserted that the government firmly deal with any violence and called for closer co-ordination between the Centre and States facing Naxalites problem.

J&K CM Omar Booted

Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdulla joined the ranks of then USA President George Bush, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Home Minister P C Chidambaram, when a disgruntled policemen placed under suspension flung a boot at him at the Independence Day rally.

As Omar rose to deliver his address, Abdul Ahad Jan a policeman under suspension who was seated in the third row of the VIP gallery removed his shoe and flung it at the Chief Minister. However, the shoe missed its target and security personnel were quick to pick up Abdul.

Sex and the Commonwealth Games

Young girls including minors are being lured into the sex trade in order to cater to the expected increase in this service during the Commonwealth Games scheduled in Delhi as...

East India Company in Indian hands

The East India Company that entered India as traders and facilitated the rule of the British empire over this land has now come into the hands of an Indian following...

Manhandling of Protestor mars ID celebrations at Margao

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat unfurled the Indian flag opposite the former summer residence of the Adil Shah of Bijapur, which functioned as the Secretariat of the Goa government for many years. Incidentally this is the site where the Indian tri-colour was first unfurled officially after the Indian Army liberated Goa from the Portuguese regime.

LESA’s table tennis tournament held at Margao

Loyola Ex-Students Association organized its annual major ranking table tennis tournament at Loyola High School on 14th August with Goa Olympic Association Secretary Gurudat Bhakta as the Chief Guest. The...

Independence Day Observed

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat led the state to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the momentous occasion when at the stroke of midnight – to quote the country’s first Prime Minister – India arose to keep its tryst with destiny, by unfurling the national tricolour in the capital city at Panjim this morning.

Independence day celebrations were held in every Taluka headquarters with Home Minister Ravi Naik presiding over the celebrations at Ponda, while PWD Minister Churchill Alemao doing the honours at Margao.

Narco Nexus: Ravi Relents with Rider

Home Minister Ravi Naik finally relented to a CBI probe into the alleged drug dealer-police-politician nexus that dominated the recently concluded monsoon session of Goa Legislative Assembly. However, there is a rider to this.

Mr. Naik has agreed to a CBI probe only if Lucky Farmhouse gives substantial evidence to the police of this nexus. It may be recalled that this issue blew up after Lucky Farmhouse, the jilted girlfriend of drug dealer Atala posted a video clip of Atala boasting of having connections with the Goa police and politicians.

Independence Day Gifts for Goa

The Government of India has apparently taken a serious note of the fact that Goa which joined the country late, needs special attention and hence has announced a slew of...