Goa to host gay group tour in October

PANAJI - Goa will host a group tour for gays this October, a few months after homosexuality was decriminalised in India by a Delhi high court ruling.

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Goa laws to be amended to curb massage parlours: Minister

PANAJI - Goa Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane Thursday said that the state government would amend the public health act to crack down on unregistered massage parlours in coastal areas of the state, which were allegedly fronts for prostitution.

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Delhi BMW case echoes in Goa assembly

PANAJI - Echoes of the Delhi High Court judgement in the headline-grabbing BMW case were heard in the legislative assembly here, even as Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik Tuesday assured that witnesses who turned hostile would be booked for perjury.

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High court warns government counsels of fines for adjournments

PANAJI - The chief justice of the Bombay High Court has said that lawyers representing the government would be fined if they are found seeking unnecessary adjournments and delaying cases.

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Goa borrows Punjab law to safeguard NRIs’ property

PANAJI - Goa has borrowed a law from Punjab for safeguarding the property of Goans working or settled abroad, the state’s commissioner for non-resident Indian (NRI) affairs Eduardo Faleiro said Friday.

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Short of space - Goa law panel recommends common crematorium

PANAJI - With real estate prices shooting up and increasing incidents of inter-community bickering over disposal of the dead, the Goa Law Commission Thursday recommended setting up of a public crematorium-cum-cemetery on the lines of the Arlington national cemetery (ANC) in the US.

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IFFI boots out Goa Law Commission from its office

PANAJI - The newly formed Goa Law Commission has been asked to vacate its premises by July 31 by the state government to make way for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

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Goa Law Commission finds ways to end landlord-tenant tussle

PANAJI - In a bid to end “acrimony” between landlords and tenants “once and for all”, the Goa Law Commission has come out with various recommendations including setting up a housing fund to enable tenants and mundkar’s (homestead tenants) to buy their houses outright from landlords, commission chairman Ramakant Khalap said.

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Delay in police action may let Goa minister’s son off the hook

PANAJI - A 12-day delay in registration of a criminal complaint by the Goa police may let the state education minister’s son, accused of raping a 14-year-old German girl, go scot free.

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Pitting a billy goat against National Games bullying

PANAJI - The farmers of Virnoda village in north Goa allege that the sports ministry is bullying them to part with fertile farm land for the construction of a stadium for the 2011 National Games. They have now pinned their hopes on a black, uncastrated billy goat for divine intervention!

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