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  • Sexual assault case: Tejpal seeks information on expenses to prosecute him in rape case 20 hours 16 minutes ago

    Tehelka Founder Editor Tarun Tejpal who has been chargesheeted for raping a junior woman colleague in Goa last year has sought information under Right to Information (RTI) relating to the money spent on the entire exercise of investigating and prosecuting him in the case. Tejpal has filed an application in...
  • Ramdev supporting BJP to avenge Congress: AAP 1 week ago

    A senior AAP leader on Saturday alleged that yoga guru Baba Ramdev was supporting BJP to avenge the treatment meted out to him by the Congress at Ramleela Maidan in 2011. "Ramdevji has bowed down to (Narendra) Modi only to avenge the treatment meted out to him by Congress at...
  • Sexual assault case: Tejpal moves SC seeking bail after HC's refusal April 10, 2014

    Founder editor of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal who has been charged with allegedly raping a junior female journalist colleague during an event in Goa, has moved the Supreme Court seeking bail. "The bail plea was filed yesterday before the Supreme Court," his advocate Sandip Kapoor told on Thursday. The Goa...
  • LS polls would be turning point in Goa politics: Manohar Parrikar April 10, 2014

    The Lok Sabha polls for two Goa seats would be a turning point for state's politics as the Congress, which ruled the state for over 20 years, would be defeated, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday. The electorate will stamp the change in state's political arena during the April...
  • Modi should clarify on false affidavit about marital status, says Congress MP April 10, 2014

    Congress Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik on Thursday asked BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to clarify why he filed a "false" affidavit vis-a-vis declaration about his marital status. Modi had kept the column blank during Gujarat Assembly election, while in his affidavit filed before the Election Commission for the...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Goa set to vote after subdued campaign April 10, 2014

    Neither foregone conclusions nor overwhelming odds favour any particular individual or party as Goa goes to the polls April 12. Compared to the heated campaigning and high-strung gimmicks which have marked India's election season ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in 2014, in Goa, political parties and their candidates were...
  • Sonia Gandhi cancelled Goa rally as she is sure of win: Congress April 8, 2014

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi cancelled her public meeting scheduled on Tuesday in Goa after she realised that the party is sure to win both the Lok Sabha seats in the state, a senior party leader claimed in Panaji on Tuesday. Gandhi was supposed to address a public meeting in North...
  • Green activists, singer Remo pep up AAP campaign in Goa April 7, 2014

    Prominent environmentalists in Goa are rallying around Aam Aadmi Party candidates for forthcoming Lok Sabha polls while pop singer Remo Fernandes has penned and a "peppy" jingle in Konkani for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. Claud Alvares, director of environmental group Goa Foundation, was seen going around with AAP's North Goa...
  • BJP to review two reports on mining if voted to power, says Manohar Parrikar April 2, 2014

    The BJP has assured to review two controversial reports related to the mining industry in Goa, which were approved by the UPA II government, if the party is voted to power at the Centre, as it will inflict harm on further development of the coastal state. Goa Chief Minister Manohar...
  • Sexual assault case: Tejpal permitted to meet ailing mother on Thursday April 2, 2014

    A local court on Wednesday allowed Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, accused of raping his woman colleague, to meet his ailing mother on Thursday. Fast track court judge Vijaya Pol, while allowing the application filed by Tejpal, put several conditions which he will have to abide to meet his mother...
  • Customs seizes gold from passenger's rectum at Goa airport April 1, 2014

    Panaji: The customs department arrested a passenger from Chennai on Tuesday, for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum. The person, whose identity has not been disclosed, was arrested at the newly built Goa airport terminal, after he arrived on an Air India...
  • Court reserves order on Tejpal's plea to meet his mother March 29, 2014

    A local court on Saturday deferred its order till April 2 on plea of Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, who is in jail in rape case, seeking to meet his ailing mother twice a week at his North Goa residence. Tejpal, who is accused of raping his colleague in a...
  • Goa parties chant 'secular mantra' after Church vote appeal March 29, 2014

    A recent statement by Goa Church calling upon citizens to vote for "secular" candidates has stirred up a debate in the state's political arena, where parties are trying to show their commitment to secularism. With each party trying to project the statement in its favour, the media conferences are often...
  • Goa: BJP, Congress candidates file nominations for LS polls March 24, 2014

    The BJP and Congress candidates on Monday filed their nominations in both North and South Goa constituencies for the April 12 Lok Sabha elections. Sripad Naik, the sitting MP from North Goa, filed his papers before the returning officer this morning. He was accompanied by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and...
  • Vote for BJP to strengthen Goa government, says Manohar Parrikar March 24, 2014

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said voting for BJP during the upcoming general elections would mean strengthening the hands of the party-led state government. "Two MPs from Goa won't make much difference in forming the government at the Centre. But, for the state surely it would make a...
  • Narvekar's GDF plans to expand across Goa March 22, 2014

    The recently-formed Goa Democratic Front (GDF) would be setting up branches in at least 20 Assembly constituencies in the state soon, it said on Saturday. Dayanand Narvekar, a former state finance minister who recently left Congress to form GDF (of which he is now the president), on Saturday said in...
  • Goa: NCP leaders to meet Pawar over tie-up with Congress March 19, 2014

    Congress and NCP leaders are keeping their fingers crossed over the future of alliance in Goa even though both the parties have already announced their nominees for two seats the state sends to Lok Sabha. Congress and NCP have been contesting elections in the coastal state in alliance. However, both...
  • Goa: EC takes cognisance of complaint against Manohar Parrikar March 19, 2014

    The Election Commission in Goa has sought a reply from the state government in connection with a complaint against Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for alleged violation of the model code of conduct. The state unit of Congress had accused Parrikar of violating the code of conduct after he allegedly tweeted...
  • Goa: NCP keen on tie-up with like-minded parties for LS polls March 14, 2014

    The Goa unit of NCP on Friday announced formation of a committee to scout for like-minded parties to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state against the Congress and BJP candidates. A committee led by party's state chief Nilkant Halarnkar has been formed which will have dialogues with...
  • Bombay HC rejects Tarun Tejpal's bail plea, Goa court permits him to meet his mother March 14, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court has rejected Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal's bail plea in the sexual assault case. This even as a Goa court granted permission to Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, currently in jail on rape charge, to meet his ailing mother. Tejpal had moved...
  • Tehelka sexual assault case: Goa court to hear Tejpal's bail plea today March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The bail plea of founder of the Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal, accused in a sexual assault case, will come up for hearing at a Goa court on Friday. The order of the court is expected at 2.30 pm. Tejpal was arrested in November 2013 and charged with rape...
  • Tarun Tejpal moves plea to meet mother in hospital March 14, 2014

    Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, currently in jail on charges of raping a colleague, moved a plea before the court on Thursday to permit him to visit his ailing mother who is in a hospital in Panaji. The application along with attached copies of Tejpal's mother's medical certificates was submitted...
  • Tejpal called woman associate regularly from prison March 12, 2014

    Former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, who is in judicial custody here, regularly telephoned from prison a Delhi-based woman business associate, an inquiry report said on Wednesday. The report filed before the Margao district and sessions court on Wednesday by prison authorities also said a SIM card seized from Tejpal's prison...
  • Goa: NCP waiting for decision on seat-sharing for LS polls March 10, 2014

    Goa unit of NCP on Monday said that the party is waiting for the decision by its top leaders as well as Congress high command over the seat sharing between the two parties for two Parliamentary seats in the state. NCP Goa chief spokesman Trojano D'Mello said that though the...
  • Sexual assault case: Court to hear Tejpal, CBI's applications on March 21 March 6, 2014

    A local court on Thursday fixed the hearing on four different applications filed by Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexually assaulting a junior woman colleague, and the Crime Branch to March 21. The Fast Track Court ordered that it will hear the three applications by Tejpal and an...
  • Will tell EC about demand for change in Goa LS poll date: CEO March 5, 2014

    The state election office has said that Election Commission will be informed about the demand by a local party for a change in the April 17 date for Lok Sabha polls in Goa as it falls on a holy day observed by the Catholic community. "I will convey the sentiments...
  • Hindus use 'Namo' in referrence to god, says Manohar Parrikar March 5, 2014

    The Hindu community uses the word "Namo" while referring to god, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the state assembly on Wednesday as legislators debated the intricacies surrounding the BJP's "NaMo" chant. "For Hindus, Namo is god's name," Parrikar said during question hour, responding to a question from Congress legislator...
  • Goa scribes withdraw agitation after CM expresses regret March 4, 2014

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday expressed "regret" over his statements made in context of the media, following which state's apex journalist body, Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ), withdrew its agitation. The journalists were wearing black badges and wrist bands to protest Parrikar's statement during the ongoing state Legislative...
  • Tarun Tejpal's bail plea hearing begins in-camera March 4, 2014

    Panaji: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday began in-camera hearing on the bail petition of Tehelka Founder Editor Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexually assaulting a woman colleague in a lift of a star hotel in Goa. The single bench of justice U V Bakre agreed for the in-camera hearing of...
  • Sexual assault case: Bombay HC to hear Tejpal's bail plea today March 4, 2014

    Panaji: The Bombay High Court in Goa on Tuesday is expected to hear former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's bail plea. The Court on February 18 had postponed the hearing of Tejpal's bail plea, while seeking a copy of the chargesheet filed by the Crime Branch a day earlier. Tejpal is...