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.
Coming to the defence of Fabindia in the hidden camera episode, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday said the company cannot be blamed for the mischief played by some of its employees at its store, where Union Minister Smriti Irani spotted a camera focusing at the trial room.
Controversy erupted over scrapping by Goa government of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 from the list of public holidays but Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar later said it could be an act of "mischief" or a "typing mistake".
Some activists with "highly questionable" motives are "blackmailing and witch-hunting" people in high places and are levelling false allegations against a high court judge, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Goa legislative assembly Monday.
Goa`s leading women`s rights group has termed Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar "arrogant and insensitive towards women" after he publicly suggested that entrepreneurs starting an industrial unit suffered an ordeal worse than that experienced by a raped woman.