Vasco rly police seize liquor bottles
Vasco Railway police early Tuesday morning seized 105 bottles (750 ml each) of Real whiskey bottles and 5 bottles (2 litres each) of Royal challenge, all worth Rs 14,550, at the Vasco Railway Station.
BJP realised imp of tricolour: Cong
Congress President Amit Patkar said he was glad to see that the Bharatiya Janata Party has finally realised the importance of the tricolour over saffron. "It is good that the BJP has got the wisdom, albeit too late. For the BJP, symbolic celebrations and events have become means of political opportunism," he stated.
2 die in Navelim car mishap
In a tragic self-accident involving a four-wheeler that occurred in Navelim, Salcete, two elderly persons lost their lives and four were injured in the early morning hours of Tuesday.
The two deceased are identified as a couple -- Joaquim Rodrigues (72) and Lina Albertina Joaquim Rocha Rodrigues (74).
The couple, along with their daughter Jessie Ciba Rodrigues (52) years and grand-daughter Venetia Noronha (16) arrived from Dubai at 5 am at the Dabolim Airport. Venetia and Jessie suffered injuries.
The son-in law, namely Santano Robino Noronha (54), of Tolleband-Chinchinim, hired a taxi, a Maruti Eco bearing No GA-08-V-4207, to take the deceased and the injured to Carmona.
The taxi was driven by Benny Pereira (54) of Chinchinim.
On reaching Navelim at 5.45 am, the vehicle met with a
self-accident. As per the version of the driver, he dosed off and lost control of the vehicle.
The place where the accident occurred is a four-lane highway joining Navelim to Cuncolim. There is a central divider separating the lanes.
The driver said the vehicle first hit the central divider on the right-hand side and then banged a compound wall on the left.