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Goemkarponn desk VASCO: Two days after Goa celebrated 75th Liberation Day, here comes a horror story of the gangrape of a minor girl in Vasco. Vasco Police on Wednesday arrested four persons on charges of allegedly raping a minor girl. The four accused persons, Mukund Rawal (35), Guru Venkatesh Guruswamy (30), Kush Jaiswal (30) and Aftar Hussain (23), all residents of Vasco were arrested under section 376 IPC, Section 8 of the Goa children act and POCSO act. Speaking to the media, Vasco PI Kapil Nayak said that the mother of the minor child had complained that the minor daughter…

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DISRESPECTING FLAG If ignorance were an excuse, a person charged with criminal offences or a subject of a civil lawsuit would merely claim that one was unaware of the law in question to avoid liability, even if that person really does know what the law in question is. The Court presumes that every party is aware of the law and hence cannot claim ignorance of the law as a defence to escape liability. The danger of ignorance is that one can’t foresee what’s coming in his life, so when people acted upon the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign, through which the…

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Goemkarponn desk PANAJI: Panaji, Aug 16: Reiterating its demand to establish toilets at every 3 to 5 km distance for women to reduce risk of urinary tract infection, Goa Forward Party has asked the state government to use funds allotted under ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ for this purpose. Goa Forward Vice President Adv. Ashma on Tuesday addressed press conference here and said that the Goa Forward Party has written to the government to construct toilets across Goa, so that Goans and tourists, especially women, have access to clean and hygienic toilets across Goa along the Highways and district roads. “The government…

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Goemkarponn desk PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said Goa had become the 1st State to achieve 100% ‘HarGharJal’ certification under the Jal Jeevan Mission of the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti. “Goa becomes 1st State to achieve 100% ‘#HarGharJal’ certification under the Jal Jeevan Mission of Union Ministry of Jal Shakti,” said CM. He further said that under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi and with the support and guidance of Union Minister of Jal Shakti, the Public Works Department, Goa implemented the mission, bringing the Tap Water Connection to every household in Goa. To achieve the mammoth task…

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Goemkarponn desk MAPUSA: A student from Puducherry died in a suspected case of drug overdose after attending a party in the North Goa coastal belt. The victim had attended some night parties in Calangute, a town in North Goa and other tourist places along with his three friends in the last few days. According to police, the victim died of a suspected drug overdose at Goa Medical College and Hospital, where he was admitted in a serious condition on Tuesday morning. The student was admitted to a private hospital on Tuesday morning after he complained of uneasiness. The hospital authorities…

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Goemkarponn desk VASCO: With several houses and establishments still having national flags in Vasco, Vasco MLA Krishna Salkar on Wednesday appealed to the people to remove the flags systematically and store them in their houses. “We have seen a tremendous participation of the people for the ” Har Ghar Tiranga” initiative, and while we had been targeting around 4000 flags, the figure has gone three times more as the people have made the most of the never before golden opportunity offered to them for hoisting a national flag on their houses and establishments. While we understand the sentiment and emotion…

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Goemkarponn desk CANACONA: The well-known Chari clan of Canacona are all engrossed in their annual trade of Ganesh idols, as its fourth and fifth-generation artists are engrossed at their workshop at Char-rasta. The workshop of Ramesh Chari (late) has an indomitable task of meeting the date, as five numbers of Sarvajanik Ganesh idols with different sizes, shapes and figures ( number of idols) are worked on by the fourth and fifth generation artists of the Chari clan. The Ganapati idols of as high as 18ft and different sizes figures numbering more than 40, with a theme of ‘Vishnu-Rupi Dasho-Avtar’ of…

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