Goa News

Goa miners grapple with high taxation, lower ore prices

The mining industry, which is all set to resume operations in Goa, finds itself in a tight spot as it faces the twin problem of a huge tax load and softer iron ore prices in the global market.

Bribery case: NBW likely against ex-Louis Berger official

The Goa Police is likely to issue a non-bailable arrest warrant against former Louis Berger official James McClung, who had revealed that bribe was paid to win a consultancy contract in Goa.

Ex-servicemen begin indefinite strike in Goa for OROP

The One Rank, One Pension (OROP) stir Wednesday reached Goa, the home state of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, with ex-army veterans beginning an indefinite relay strike.

Normal life hit in Goa due to strike

Normal life was hit in Goa as ten central trade unions on Wednesday went on a day-long nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs.

Goa prepared to ensure law and order during strike tomorrow: CM

Goa government on Tuesday assured to maintain proper law and order in the state during the strike called by various trade unions tomorrow against changes in labour laws.

Goa municipal polls on Oct 25

Elections to 11 municipal bodies in Goa would be held on October 25.

SC refuses to allow Pramod Mutalik to enter Goa

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea of Sri Ram Sene Chief Pramod Mutalik against a Bombay High Court decision upholding the order restraining him and his associates from entering the territory of Goa, saying they indulge in "moral policing".

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.