India: Stray cattle in Goa eating non-veg food, says minister

Panaji, Oct 21 (PTI) Stray cattle brought to a cow shelter in Goa are found to have turned non-vegetarian, state minister Michael Lobo has claimed.

The animals developed this habit by feasting on leftover chicken and fried fish dumped in garbage, he said.

"We brought 76 cattle from Calangute area to the gaushala where they are being looked after. We realised that they have turned non-vegetarian," Lobo said during a function at Arpora village in North Goa district on Sunday.

India: Goa school teacher arrested for molesting five students

Panaji, Oct 17 (PTI) A teacher of a government-run school in Goa was arrested on Thursday for allegedly molesting five girl students, police said.

The arrest was made after the five students of the school, located in Ponda town of South Goa district, complained to the authorities against the teacher, Manoj Phadte, Superintendent of Police Arvind Gawas told reporters.

India: Rape case: Hearing against Tejpal adjourned till Oct 21

Panaji, Oct 7 (PTI) A Goa Court on Monday adjourned till October 21 the trial against Tehelka magazine founder Tarun Tejpal in a sexual assault case lodged by his former woman colleague, after the victim failed to attend the hearing.

The additional district and sessions court at Mapusa will continue hearing on October 21, 22 and 23, when the victim would be cross-examined by Tejpal's counsel, special public prosecutor Francisco Tavora told reporters.

India: Rape case filed against swimming coach in Goa

Panaji/New Delhi, Sep 5 (PTI) A case of rape and criminal intimidation as well as for offences under the POCSO Act was registered against a swimming coach by Goa Police on Thursday.

Surajit Ganguly, a coach employed with the Goa Swimming Association (GSA), is accused of molesting a 15- year-old girl who was training under him.

India: Modi-led govt to be in power for next 25 years: Sawant

Panaji, Aug 19 (PTI) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has claimed that the Modi-led government will continue to rule the country "for another 25 years".

In the coming days, the BJP-led central government will take "many decisions" which are in the pipeline and after that, "no one will be able to replace" the dispensation led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sawant said addressing a convention of BJP workers here on Sunday evening.

India: Abrogation of Article 370 "beginning of establishing a Hindu Rashtra": HJS

Panaji, Aug 5 (PTI) Right-wing organisation Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) on Monday said the Centre's move to abolish Article 370, that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was the "beginning of establishing a Hindu Rashtra".

The Centre on Monday abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution and proposed that the border state be bifurcated into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

India: Doctors go on flash strike in Goa over attack on colleagues

Puducherry, July 16 (PTI) Doctors and health staff of a government hospital here went on a two-hour-long strike Tuesday to protest against the alleged assault on their colleagues by a group of people for the delay in arranging a hearse to take their relative's body, police said.

Doctors and employees in various primary health centres and government hospitals in the peripheral pockets also resorted to a strike to seek protection to the medicos and arrest of all those who allegedly assaulted the doctors and damaged property.

India: Goa govt mulling interest-free loan scheme for farmers

Panaji, Jun 29 (PTI) The Goa government Saturday announced introduction of an interest-free loan scheme for farmers for varying durations.

The scheme would be formulated after tabling of Budget in Parliament next week, Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said.

"The Goa government wants to take up all possible measures to help the farming community and also to encourage more people take this profession. Our aim is to bring fallow land under cultivation," Sardesai said while addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Zonal Agricultural Office in Sanguem in south Goa.

India: Man held for rape of 17-year-old girl in Goa

Panaji, Jun 27 (PTI) A man was Thursday arrested for allegedly raping and impregnating a 17-year-old girl at Cujira village near here, police said.

The incident had taken place in November last year, police said.

The accused, Mohammed Rafik Patel, 31, was arrested after a complaint was filed against him by the victim's mother on Thursday at Old Goa police station.

India: Man arrested for raping 14-year-old girl

Panaji, Jun 21 (PTI) A 40-year-old man was arrested in Goa Thursday for allegedly raping a minor girl.

Imtiaz Hakim, the accused, allegedly raped the14- year-old girl in his car after offering her lift when she was on her way to tuition two months ago.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Porvorim) Edwin Colaco said the girl did not disclose the incident to anyone for a long time.

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