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MARGAO: As her tenure as South Goa zilla panchayat (ZP) chairperson completes a year, Nelly Rodrigues won't be stepping down and claims to have the support of her fellow ZP members.

Minister flayed for berating cop's drug raids

MARGAO: Water resources minister Dayanand Mandrekar's public berating of IPS officer Vijay Singh for his drive against drugs and night parties has evoked harsh protests from people from all walks of life, stating that it was totally uncalled for and the police officer's initiative was beneficial for the state's tourism image.

Anjuna panchas back Singh, slam Mandrekar

MAPUSA: The statements by water resources minister Dayanand Mandrekar publically accusing IPS officer Vijay Singh for his drive against drugs and night parties, has evoked sharp responses and criticism from the local village panchayat.

Congress slams BJP for casinos, SP chide

PANAJI: The Goa Pradesh Congress Party on Saturday said the Manohar Parrikar-led government stands exposed on several issues including offshore casinos and the drug trade.

A threat to the tiatr fraternity: Francis

PANAJI: Tiatrist Francis de Tuem, who was arrested on Friday on charges of extortion, said the arrest is a direct threat to the tiatr fraternity members who highlight what's happening in the socio-political arena on the performing stage.

Goa Su-Raj Party condemns arrest

PANAJI: The Goa Su-Raj Party has condemned the "arbitrary arrest" of tiatrist Francis de Tuem alleging that in the present regime, such action on the part of the police is not surprising.

If I'm guilty, I'll quit tiatrs, says Francis

MARGAO/VERNA: Judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) granted bail to tiatrist and singer Francis de Tuem in connection with a complaint lodged by Nuvem MLA Francisco 'Mickky' Pacheco on Saturday.

PANAJI: In its efforts to rejuvenate the party, MaharashtrawadiGomantak Party (MGP) president Pandurang 'Deepak' Dhavalikar said that some amendments to the party's constitution were adopted on Saturday.

Through the amendments, the 50-year-old party, is giving more powers to active members in the organisational set up. The active political members will get representation in the working committee and annual general body and a representative each from the block level committees would be part of the central committee, he said.

Formed after Goa's Liberation, MGP won the first few elections in the post-liberation era before it was defeated by the Congress. It however had lost the battle for merging Goa into Maharashtra.

Francis de Tuem in Mickky's complaint, held

MARGAO/VASCO: While a packed hall was watching Roseferns' tiatr 'Que Sera Sera ... Zaumchem Zatelem', at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, on Friday afternoon, there was high drama taking place outside the gates of the theatre complex.

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