Goa News

MHA nod for LR for ex-top Louis Berger executive's statement

Decks have been cleared to issue Letters Rogatory to a US court to take the statement of a former top executive of Louis Berger after he reportedly admitted that the company allegedly bribed Goa politicians to win a major water and sewage project.

HC to decide on former Goa CM Digambar Kamat's bail next week

 The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court reserved its verdict on Friday in the crime branch's application seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail granted by a lower court to former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case.

Bribery case: US firm says it will cooperate with Goa Police

US-based Louis Berger Company on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that it will cooperate with the Crime Branch of Goa Police in connection with the bribery case which is currently under investigation.

No immediate blacklisting of Louis Berger: Goa minister

Goa PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Tuesday ruled out immediate `blacklisting` of consultancy firm Louis Berger indicted in an international bribery scandal, saying such a step would only be taken after the police probe is complete.

Mulling foreign loans for Sagarmala project: Gadkari

The Centre is mulling sourcing of foreign loans to fund the ambitious Sagarmala project, union minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said here on Monday.

Bribery case: Court rejects bail plea of Churchill Alemao

  A local court on Monday rejected the bail plea of Goa's former Public Works Department Minister Churchill Alemao in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case.

Goa cabinet expansion soon: Laxmikant Parsekar

 Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said he will expand his Cabinet soon.

Louis Berger bribery case: ED seizes docs of properties worth Rs 100 cr

The Enforcement Directorate, probing the charge of money laundering in the Louis Berger bribery case, has seized documents of properties worth over Rs 100 crore from the residence and offices of former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat and his close aides, an official said on Friday.

Louis Berger bribery case: Public prosecutor quits over "media criticism"

Special Public Prosecutor in the Louis Berger bribery case GD Kirtani, who was representing the Goa crime branch, has resigned citing "unwarranted" media criticism of his competence.

Louis Berger bribery case: Police approach HC against Kamat's anticipatory bail

The Crime Branch of Goa Police on Thursday filed a petition before the Bombay High Court seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to former chief minister Digambar Kamat in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case.

Goa CM wants relative suspended in graft case

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday said his brother-in-law and another government official caught in a bribery case should be immediately suspended.

Louis Berger bribery case: ED, Crime Branch raid ex-Goa CM Digambar Kamat's residence
Louis Berger bribery case: ED, Crime Branch raid ex-Goa CM Digambar Kamat's residence

The officials of the Goa Crime Branch on Thursday conducted searches at various places including the residence of state's former chief minbister Digambar Kamat in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case.

Brother-in-law of Goa CM held for accepting Rs 1 lakh bribe

A Goa government official, who is also a close relative of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, has been arrested by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh, police said on Wednesday.

Louis Berger bribery case: Digamber Kamat granted anticipatory bail

A special anti-corruption court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to former chief minister Digambar Kamat in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case.

Court to decide former Goa CM's pre-arrest bail plea on Wednesday

A local court will on Wednesday pronounce order on the anticipatory bail application of the former Chief Minister of Goa Digambar Kamat in the Louis Berger bribery case.

Louis Berger bribery case: Court to decide former Goa CM's pre-arrest bail plea on Wednesday

A local court will on Wednesday pronounce order on the anticipatory bail application of the former Chief Minister of Goa Digambar Kamat in the Louis Berger bribery case.

Kamat aide granted anticipatory bail in Louis Berger case

A special anti-corruption court in Panaji on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to Arthur Silva in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case.

Bribery case: Court rejects Churchill Alemao's bail plea

A local court on Monday rejected the bail plea of Goa's former Public Works Department Minister Churchill Alemao arrested in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case.

Louis Berger bribery case: Digambar Kamat booked for disappearance of evidence

Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat has now been charged with disappearance of evidence in Louis Berger bribery case in addition to various sections of Prevention of Corruption of Act and IPC already against him in the FIR by the Crime Branch which is searching crucial files in the matter.

Start mining, Goa CM tells mining companies

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday exhorted mine owners in Goa to emulate Vedanta Resources and start mining operations to increase state revenues and create more jobs.

'Louis Berger case showed no one infallible in Goa'

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday said that the Louis Berger bribery case has proved that no one, even a former chief minister, is infallible in the state.

Louis Berger bribery case probe may be widened: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday indicated that the investigation into the Louis Berger bribery case could be expanded to cover the awarding of contracts for the actual work.

Louis Berger bribery scam: Order on Digambar Kamat's bail plea reserved till August 19

A local court on Friday reserved till August 19 its order on the anticipatory bail plea filed by former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat whose custodial interrogation was sought by Crime Branch in connection with Louis Berger bribery case.

Louis Berger case: Digambar ​Kamat's interim bail extended

A special anti-corruption court on Friday extended former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat`s interim bail in connection with the Louis Berger bribery scam. The order on his anticipatory bail plea will be delivered on August 19.

Goa minister lodged in jail whose foundation he laid

In a strange quirk of fate, former Goa public works department minister Churchill Alemao, recently arrested in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case, is lodged in a jail whose foundation stone he laid.

Goa ministers caught in bikini war

Goa PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar said that he would complain to Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar about the carte blanche issued by his cabinet colleague Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar over the issue of wearing bikinis.

Louis Berger case: Digambhar Kamat's interim bail ends today
Louis Berger case: Digambhar Kamat's interim bail ends today

The extended interim bail plea granted to former Goa chief minister Digambhar Kamat ends on Thursday morning and the special court has directed him to present himself before the Crime Branch for questioning later today in connection with the Louis Berger bribery scam.

Louis Berger case: Digambar Kamat's interim bail extended till Thursday
Louis Berger case: Digambar Kamat's interim bail extended till Thursday

A special court on Wednesday extended former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat`s interim bail till Thursday morning and directed him to present himself before the Crime Branch for questioning later in the day in connection with the Louis Berger bribery scam.

Louis Berger bribery case: Crime branch summons former Goa CM Kamat for questioning
Louis Berger bribery case: Crime branch summons former Goa CM Kamat for questioning

Crime branch on Wednesday issued summons to former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat for questioning in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case.

Louis Berger bribery case: Hawala operator Soni was funding Goa casinos too

Suspected hawala operator Raychand Soni, one of the accused in the Louis Berger bribery case was also allegedly funding a few casinos in Goa, the Crime Branch told a court here.