VASCO: Vasco Police on Friday arrested a 31-year-old native of Andhra Pradesh on charges of possessing forged passport. Police Sub Inspector CID Immigration at Dabolim airport PSI Sudiksha S Naik stated that while she was conducting the immigration check of one Suresh Gujjala, who was on his way to Kuwait by flight via Sharjah, found that the ‘Emigration Check Not Required’ was forged on the passport. Vasco Police further informed that the CID Immigration at Dabolim Airport detained Suresh and handed him over to Vasco Police.
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Offers invited for R-Day tableau
PANJIM: The Department of Information and Publicity has invited offers for three stages of design, model, fabrication and presentation of Tableau to be part of the Republic Day pageant in New Delhi on January 26, 2013 from renowned artistes/group of artistes/organizations, from the State upto 3 pm of July 25. The theme for the Tableau for Republic Day pageantry includes any important episode from the history of the State/Union Territory; Festivals celebrated; Cultural/architectural heritage including any aspect of the life of the people; any important social and economic development scheme, project or achievement of outstanding nature which merits a display in the National Parade; Environmental and Vision for the future.
RDA officials to apprise Pilerne residents of govt schemes
PORVORIM: Officials from the Rural Development Agency (RDA) will apprise residents of various government schemes at the Pilerne panchayat hall on July 21 at 10 am. Tourism Minister and local MLA Dilip Parulekar will also attend the programme and will address the gathering. Residents of Pilerne-Marra are invited to attend the programme, informed Pilerne Sarpanch Sandeep Bandodkar.
Fatorda school ex-students’ meet
PANJIM: A meeting of all the ex-students of Our Lady of Rosary High School Fatorda is convened by the headmaster Gromiko Fernandes to be held on July 22, at 10 am in the school hall to elect a new managing committee and to chalk out various activities to be conducted on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the school.
POWER LINE WARNING
PANJIM: The newly erected 200KVA 11KV/0.433 KV bay view transformer centre at bay view colony, Dona Paula along with associated 11KV O/H line, LT line O/H and distribution box will be test charged on July 24 and will remain charged thereafter any contact to the above transformer centre, lines, stays etc are dangerous to human and animal life.
Unidentified male body found near Asilo hospital mortuary
MAPUSA: An unidentified male body was found near the mortuary of Asilo Hospital, Mapusa, on Wednesday.
According to Mapusa Police, the deceased is suspected to be in his early sixties and the body has been preserved in GMC morgue in Bambolim. PSI G Salunke is investigating the case.
Mapusa resident assaulted
PORVORIM: A resident of Dattawadi-Mapusa was injured after he was allegedly assaulted by a man from Housing Board Mapusa at Ektanagar Housing Board, Mapusa, on Wednesday.
According to Mapusa Police, Santosh Yamanappa Talwar of Dattawadi complained that the accused abused him and assaulted him with glass over some previous enmity. The accused also threatened him with dire consequences and police is investigating the case.
Patient evacuated from ‘MT Pacific Voyager’
VASCO: The Coast Guard on Thursday evacuated a patient, who was seriously ill onboard a merchant vessel ‘MT Pacific Voyager’.
“The merchant vessel ‘MT Pacific Voyager’ was on passage from RAS Tanura (Saudi Arabia) to Singapore, when crew member, Yelaka Ganesh, an Indian national, fell seriously ill and had to be evacuated for medical treatment,” stated a Coast Guard press note.
The press note further stated that the Coast Guard on receiving message from Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai, on July 18, the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre, Goa, immediately swung into action and directed Coast Guard Air Station Goa to keep helicopter standby to airlift the patient.
The Coast Guard pilot braving rough weather maneuvered the helicopter and landed on the Merchant Vessel and airlifted the patient and handed the patient over to the local agent for medical treatment.
NCP deplores Amonkar’s statement
PANJIM: The Nationalist Congress party has ‘strongly deplored’ what they termed was an attempt by Sankalp Amonkar the former youth Congress leader to marginalise the leaders of the NCP.
“The public outcry of Amonkar against NCP Central Observer Sandesh Kondvilkar and attributing the Assembly poll debacle to the weak organization is utterly unwanted and uncalled for. Sandesh Kondvilkar,” NCP spokesperson Avinash Bhosle said in a statement.
“Central Observer of the NCP didn’t square the blame on Congress for the debacle of coalition partner in the recent assembly poll. On the contrarary Kondvilkar during his two day visit to Goa, when questioned what was responsible for the N.C.P.’s total loss in the assembly election, Shri. Kondvilkar said that he was not in position to analyze the loss but would hold more discussions and deliberations at the grassroot level to find out the same,” Bhosle said.
“It is no secret that the Congress Party imposed its candidates on the NCP to contest the Assembly election by their sheer ‘dadagiri’,” the statement said.
Splashdown Waterpark open during monsoon
PANJIM: Don’t just get wet this monsoon, get wet and have fun at Splashdown Waterpark, says a press release issued here. Splashdown Waterpark is open through the monsoons from 10:30 am to 6 pm on Baga –Anjuna Main road, near Hotel Riviera de Goa, Arpora Anjuna. For details contact 2273008, 9637424023, 9637424024.
Shiroda Higher Secondary PTA meet held
PANJIM: The 1st General Body PTA meeting of Shiroda Higher Secondary School was conducted recently at Shri Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering and Technology Hall – Shiv-Shail, Karai –Shiroda. Over 220 parents attended. At the outset the chairman Subhash Shirodkar congratulated the teachers, students and parents for the excellent results at the Goa Board 2012.
Earlier, Shubada Shirodkar welcomed the dignitaries and parents and introduced the motive of the function. The Vice Principal Anacleto Gracias briefed the gathering. Teachers were felicitated on the occasion
The Principal, L K Divan stressed on the point of Sahakar and Sanskriti and congratulated the chairman on the silver jubilee year of Shivgram Education Society and appreciated the immense work done by him in the field of education in Shiroda.
A new PTA committee was constituted. Audrey Gomes proposed the vote of thanks, while Gulab Vernekar compered the function.
POWER LINE WARNING
The public of Mapusa, Bardez are hereby informed that the newly erected 200 KVA Transformer centre along with 11KV single circuit line of Jerry Braganza, Xim Khorlim will be charged on July 22 and will remain charged thereafter. While, the newly erected 200KVA 11KV/0.433 KV bay view transformer centre at bay view colony, Dona Paula along with associated 11KV O/H line, LT line O/H and distribution box will be test charged on July 24 and will remain charged thereafter. Any Interference, touching to poles, strays, kite flying etc in the vicinity will be dangerous.
Child trafficking not on the rise in State: Parrikar
PANJIM: The Goa government has today refused that child trafficking is increasing in the name of tourism. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar responding to a starred question by Taleigao Congress MLA Jennifer Monserrate in the assembly said there is one case of child trafficking registered as on date. “It is not correct to say that in the name of tourism illegal activities like child trafficking is on the rise in the State,” he replied. To prevent the menace, the government has activated strict police patrolling at coastal areas and public places. “Uniform as well as beat patrolling is maintained at the bus stands, railway stations, tourist places, coastal areas where foreign and local tourists frequent,” he said. The reply also mentioned that raids are also conducted at various suspicious places.
Sudin Dhavalikar hurt by false allegations
PANJIM: The Minister for Public Works Department Sudin Dhavalikar today informed the House that baseless allegations were made by Congress MLA Mauvin Godinho on the floor of the House yesterday. He was referring to Godinho’s accusations of corruption in the PWD over the Goa Sadan and Goa Nivas projects under Dhavalikar’s regime as minister. Mr Dhavalikar however informed the House that from the conceptualising of the projects till the works were tendered and almost completed, he was not the PWD minister in the Goa Assembly. “As such I cannot be maligned when I was not involved in the projects,” he said verbally slamming Godinho.
Govt to public brochure of schemes by Sept-end
PANJIM: The State government will publish a brochure of all schemes by September-end, nearly six years after it was last released by the then Congress government. Responding to a question by Congress’ Taleigao MLA Jennifer Monserrate in the assembly on Friday, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that a master copy of the booklets will be distributed among all legislators. “Several new schemes have been introduced and some schemes have been withdrawn during this period. We will therefore publish new booklets. It will be made available by September 30,” Parrikar told the House. The government will be publishing it in two parts wherein the first book will contain extensive details of all State government schemes whereas the second part will contain all popular schemes like Laadli Laxmi, Dayanand Social Security, price claim to farmers and others.
Farmers urged to invest in agriculture only if it is economically viable
PANJIM: The State government has advised farmers to invest in agriculture only if prices are remunerative to boost the local agricultural production which is currently under crisis. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar replied to a starred question in the assembly that the government has introduced assured prices for various agricultural crops. “Farmers shall invest in agriculture only if prices to the produce are remunerative. The government has therefore introduced assured prices for major agricultural crops of Goa such as paddy, coconut, areca nut, cashew nut, sugarcane, oil palm, alsando and other crops,” the written reply tabled on the floor of the House, stated.
Parrikar also said that the government through Agriculture department has taken various measures to ensure that farming is not ignored.
Land earmarked for oceanarium not to be diverted: CM
PANJIM: An integrated project for an oceanarium and film festival theatre is in the offing at Miramar, disclosed chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday. Mr Parrikar assured the House that land which was earmarked for the project at Miramar is in the possession of the government and would not be diverted for any other projects. He said that earlier efforts to initiate the project had been blocked and even attempts made by the original owner to sell of the said land. “There was also some defect in the PPP model,” said the chief minister pointing out that the government has initiated steps to frame the expressions of interest for global consultancy in the matter of design, execution and operation of the project. “Whether the theatre happens or not the oceanarium project is on and will not be diverted,” he reiterated.
Govt has no record of Sunburn party turnover
PANJIM: In an interesting revelation, the State government has failed to maintain a record of the business turnover of the Sunburn party despite collecting tax from its organizers. In a written reply tabled in the assembly on Friday, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar stated that the government is not aware of the business turnover at the party. The Sunburn organizers, probably the highest entertainment tax payers, has paid more than Rs 1.16 crores to the government for the financial year 2011-12, which in 2010-11 was Rs 39.68 lakh and around Rs 14.29 lakh in 2009-10.
In another reply tabled in the assembly, last week, the government had mentioned that the excise fees were also up at Rs 8.40 lakh as against a mere Rs 3000 in 2010-11 and equal fees paid by the organizers in 2009-10.
The organizers had also paid VAT to the government to the tune of Rs 28,12,500 in 2011-12.
Meanwhile, a total of 374 police personnel were deployed during the entire event last year.
Giving details, the reply mentioned that four deputy superintendents of police, seven inspectors, 24 sub inspectors, 11 assistant sub inspectors, 308 head constables and constables and 20 lady constables were deployed for overseeing the party from December 27 to 29, 2011.