Babush Monserrate

  • Goa Polls: Voters reject family raj March 7, 2012

    Panaji: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the Assembly elections in Goa and with that, the hardest fall came for the Alemao family. All four members of the family lost their seats including Goa ministers Churchill and Joaquim. In fact, seven of 12 'family' candidates fielded by the Congress were trounced...
  • Battle for the States: The bad boys of Goa March 2, 2012

    Watch the special show on the politics of Goa, which is set to go for vote on March 3. ...
  • Goa Polls: Of dinner table politics, elite clubs February 29, 2012

    Panaji: More than onethird of the 40 seats in the Goa Assembly up for grabs have been cornered by half a dozen families. The Assembly Elections of 2012 could well see the creation of a feudal political elite in the state as the Congress battles charges of growing nepotism. It...
  • Goa polls: Politicians conspiring with land sharks? February 11, 2012

    Goa: As Goa goes to the polls early next month, the issue of corruption and land are foremost. An income tax investigation has exposed how politicians are conspiring with real estate and land sharks to sell Goa for a song. Indicted in the income tax order, which has been accessed...
  • Customs grills Goa Minister, registers case April 9, 2011

    Mumbai/Panaji: Goa's controversial Education Minister, Atanasio Babush Monserrate, was questioned for over six hours by the Customs Department in Mumbai on Saturday. After Monserrate failed to explain why he was carrying about Rs 25 lakh worth unaccounted cash, a case was registered against him under the Customs and the Foreign...
  • BJP demands sacking of Goa minister Babush Monserrate April 7, 2011

    Goa state minister Babush Monserrate is caught in a new controversy. This time, for being held at the Mumbai airport with foreign exchange over and above the legal limit. ...
  • Sack Babush Monserrate from Goa govt: BJP April 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Goa state minister Babush Monserrate is caught in a new controversy. This time, for being held at the Mumbai airport with foreign exchange over and above the legal limit. Controversies are not new for this Monserrate. With 13 criminal cases against him, including one of attacking a police...
  • Goa Education Minister detained at Mum airport April 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Goa Education Minister Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate was detained on Saturday, at Mumbai airport. He was caught with huge amounts of Indian and foreign currency beyond permitted limits for passengers traveling abroad and was about to board a flight to Dubai. Monserrate was carrying cash worth Rs 25 lakh approximately in...
  • Sensible leaders for Goa December 17, 2009

    The culprit is clear and visible to Goa politicians when a foreign tourist is raped or assaulted in the stateit is the rape victim herself. Shantaram Naik, Congress MP from Goa, shocked the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday when he accused the media of playing up rape cases in his state and...
  • Frame rape charges against Goa min son: court April 30, 2009

    Panaji: A children's court in Panaji has ordered framing of charges against Rohit Monserrate, son of Goa Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate. Rohit is accused of raping and sending vulgar messages to a minor German girl. Setting aside the arguments put forth by Rohit's counsel, Goa Children's Court president Desmond D'Costa observed...
  • Goa rape case: Education minister's son gets bail November 10, 2008

    New Delhi: A children's court has granted conditional bail to Goa Education Minister, Babush Monseratte's son Rohit. Rohit has been accused of raping a German minor girl. The bail was granted after the German girl's researcher monther said she wanted to withdraw her complaint. Rohit was arrested just five days ago...
  • Goa: German rape victim ready for medical test October 23, 2008

    New Delhi: There has been some development in the alleged rape case of a German minor in Goa. The girl's mother, a German researcher, has consented to the medical examination of her daughter. She conveyed this through a letter written to the Superintendent of Police on Wednesday. Investigations had hit a roadblock...
  • Rohit's mom threatened me: German girl's mom October 18, 2008

    Panaji: Fadela Fuchs, mother of the 14yearold girl who was allegedly raped by Goa Education Minister Atanasio Monseratte's son Rohit, has complained to police that the mother of the accused had threatened her while asking her to withdraw her complaint. Fadela's counsel Aires Rodrigues made this disclosure at a press conference...
  • Goa rape fallout: MLAs demand change of leadership October 17, 2008

    Panaji: There has been a definite political fallout of criminal charges of abetment of rape, against Goa Education Minister, Babush Monserrate. Monserrate's son has been accused of raping a minor German girl. The Digambar Kamat government is now in serious trouble with a group of MLAs demanding a change of...
  • Goa's Edu Minister always in news for wrong reasons October 16, 2008

    Panjim: Goa's Chief Minister Digambar Kamat is facing flak for allegedly shielding his Education Minister Atanasio Monserratefrom charges of abetment of rape. A group of ministers and MLAS have united to seek leadership change. CM may call for an independent inquiry into the charges. Atanasio Monserrate, Goa's Education Minister stands accused...
  • Goa education minister forged college documents: NGO September 22, 2008

    Panaji: Goa Education Minister Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate has been pulled up by Utt Goenkara, a social organisation for lying on oath. The local nongovernmental organisation (NGO) claims that while Monserrate heads the education ministry, his own education documents presented to the Election Commission before the elections are fraudulent. The NGO demands that...
  • Goa MLA held for attempted murder February 20, 2008

    Panaji: Former Goa minister and MLA Babush Monserrate has been arrested for attempted murder after his supporters attacked a police station on Tuesday night. The angry supporters of Taleigao MLA Babush Monserrate stormed the Panjim police station late on Tuesday night after Monserrate was seen arguing with police officers and...
  • Monserrate' s NCP entry unlikely in Goa January 19, 2008

    Goa: The crisis in Goa seems to have blown over. The induction of controversial MLA Babush Monserrate into the cabinet that the NCP MLAs had originally asked for, now seems to be unlikely. Babush who has been the focus of a CNNIBN special investigation, was seen being named as the prime...
  • Goa crisis: Rebel MLAs want their pound of flesh January 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Goa's political crisis is on the verge of being resolved with sources telling CNNIBN that Dayanand Narvekar, Churchill Alemao and Ravi Naik will lose their ministries following the compromise formula that is being worked out to save the sevenmonthold Digamabar Kamat government. While Narvekar is the Finance Minister, Alemao...
  • Babush quits GDA, helps save Congress in Goa August 14, 2007

    Panaji (Goa): The political instability in Goa seems all set to end with United Goans Democratic Party MLA Babush Monserrate quitting the Opposition Goa Democratic Alliance. Monserrate, and Save Goa Front head Churchill Alemao have extended their support to the Congressled Digamber Kamat government whose numbers in the house will now...
  • Goa minister quits over land row June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Town and Urban Planning Minister of Goa Babush Monserrate resigned from the state Cabinet on Wednesday night. Monserrate, who has been in the thick of controversy for his alleged links with the land mafia in Goa, sent his resignation to Chief Minister Pratap Singh Rane. The proposed Goa...