Monday, 3 October, 2022
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Topic: Goa government

Trial court’s judgment in Tarun Tejpal case ‘fit for 5th century’, Goa govt tells Bombay HC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Goa govt, stated before the bench that the victim of the 2013 rape case, in which Tejpal has been acquitted, was 'named & shamed'.

Manohar Parrikar’s son wants BJP ticket in 2022 Goa polls, says dad’s legacy has to be honoured

Panaji candidature decision may not be easy for BJP. Atanasio Monserrate, who won the ex-CM's seat after his death in 2019, has since switched from Congress to BJP.

The decline of Congress in Goa — from single-largest party in 2017 to divided house of 4 now

MLA & former CM Luizinho Faleiro resigned from Congress Monday. He is the 13th MLA to leave the party since 2017, when it had emerged as single-largest party in Goa's House of 40.

SC closes plea on trial in Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case

SC declared Monday that since the trial court in Goa had concluded the case with the acquitral of Tejpal, no extension is needed beyond the 31 March 2021 deadline it set last year.

Bombay HC to hear Goa govt’s appeal against Tarun Tejpal’s acquittal in rape case on 29 July

A division bench of Justices M S Sonak and M S Jawalkar allowed the government to amend their appeal and serve a copy of the same along with all related documents to Tejpal.

Goa court’s verdict acquitting Tarun Tejpal like a ‘manual for rape victims’, says Bombay HC

The high court issued a notice to Tejpal and posted the appeal filed by the Goa govt against the sessions court's order acquitting him in the rape case for 24 June.

Verdict ‘coloured by prejudice, patriarchy’: Goa govt seeks retrial in Tarun Tejpal case

Goa govt also claimed the trial court completely ignored the most telling piece of evidence (apology e-mail) 'which established the guilt of the accused beyond a shadow of doubt'.

How Goa went from a 5% Covid test positivity rate in March to 50% today

The small coastal state is now scrambling to contain a mammoth Covid caseload, adding more than 2,500 new positive patients each day.

Goa not banana republic, tourists must follow Covid norms, says state health minister

While addressing the media, Vishwajit Rane said despite repeated appeals to wear masks and practise social distancing, people have not been taking precautions in the state.

Goa government bans alcohol consumption during carnival float parades

Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar also said floats on CAA will not be allowed, emphasising only those showcasing Goa's culture are welcome.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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