Scrap worth Rs 3L stolen from shop

Surat: Five members of a gang stole scrap worth Rs 3 lakh from a shop in Puna area of the city on Thursday. The gang reached Darshneel Metal Corporation owned by Jayveer Shah in a tempo in the wee hours. The gang members broke open the lock of the shop and loaded brass pieces, aluminium utensils and other goods in the tempo and drove away. The shop owner, who lodged a complaint under IPC Sections 380, 427, 457 and 114, estimated the value of stolen goods at Rs 3 lakh.…

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Heavy police bandobast in city on Uttarayan day

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Surat: There would be heavy police bandobast in the city on the occasion of Uttarayan on Sunday. Police will carry out patrolling in sensitive areas to ensure that people celebrate the festival in a peaceful atmosphere. Notifications have been published about the ban on use of Chinese and synthetic manjas. Meanwhile, police distributed mufflers at a number of crossings on city roads to people for protection against manja. City police commissioner Satish Sharma told reporters that tight police bandobast have been made in the city on Uttarayan. “Police would be…

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Financier fires in air after miscreants damage his car

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Surat: A financier fired two rounds in air from his licensed revolver after a group of 10 men damaged his car in Radhaswami Society of Ved Road here on Friday. No one was injured in the incident. Financier Anil Patel submitted a complaint against the group to the police, who booked them under IPC Sections 143, 147, 148, 149, 452, 427, 504 and 506(2). Police said they have also lodged a manhunt for rival financier, who was seen with the group. According to the complaint, Anil’s son Vraj, who is…

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2018: The year of living dangerously

Just a few days into the New Year, and it is already clear this is a critical juncture for Goa. Ever since the new millennium dawned nearly 20 years ago, India’s smallest state has been buffeted by powerful changes but still managed to retain a recognisable quotient of its natural wealth, character, integrity and identity. All that is now at risk, as a perfect storm of outside pressures, internal crises, and deeply cynical governance has become entrenched with devastating effects on society, culture and environment. None of this is sustainable.…

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