Jitendra Gaude, an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) attached to the Ponda police station, was brutally attacked by a Nepali youth on Monday evening at Haveli-Curti in Ponda taluka while in the process of apprehending a suspect wanted in a theft case. The ASI, who has received 52 stitches to his head and neck, is now out of danger and undergoing treatment.
Power minister Nilesh Cabral on Tuesday came out in support of Sanguem independent MLA Prasad Gaonkar, who recently demanded the IIT-Goa project in his constituency. “My full support to Gaonkar for setting up the IIT campus in Sanguem if the chief minister decides to shift it from Sattari,” said Cabral, who represents the neighboring Curchorem constituency.
An obscene video allegedly sent from deputy chief minister Chandrakant Kavlekar’s mobile to a WhatsApp group caused a flutter on social media and in political circles on Monday, with GFP, a former alliance partner of the ruling BJP, filing a complaint accusing the senior minister of sexual harassment and outraging women’s modesty.