MARGAO: Margao Town Police have registered two separate cases under Goa Children’s Act based on complaints by NGOs and arrested a couple from Aquem in one case, while the police are on the look out of another couple in the second case. Reka Rajmani Kaundar of Childline Team, Malbhat, Margao filed a complaint against Haji Mohammad Ali (55) and wife Haji Noor Jahan Sheik (30), resident of Rogtao Plaza, Aquem that the accused had prior to August 24 employed and kept as domestic servant a 12-year girl without any blood relation with the victim.
Margao PSI Praveen Gawas registered the complaint and has arrested the couple. In second case a complaint was filed by Bernadet D’Souza of Jan Ugahi, Malbhat Margao that accused Ashraf Pandal and his wife employed a minor girl, aged 12 as housemaid without any blood relation. PSI Ajit Umary has registered an offence under Goa Children’s Act. Police are on the look out of the husband-wife duo.
Scooter thief caught red handed
MARGAO: The LIB staff of Margao police, head constables Chandrakant Tanavnekar, Subash Naik, Rohan Naik, Danaji Desai and Sameer Nagmuri on Thursday night caught red hand habitual criminal Parshuram Lingappa Diradar, 21, hailing from Ganesh Petti, Hubli and residing at station road, Margao He was found moving on a Bajaj two wheeler. On verifying the police records, it was found that one Fatima Menezes of Maddel, Margao had filed a complaint at the Margao police station that her Bajaj two wheeler parked out at her resident was stolen on intervening night of July 11 and 12 between 8 pm and 10.30 am. Margao PI Sudesh Naik informed that the accued could be involved in many other offences and that the police are investigating. Offence of theft has been registered against accused Biradar who is cooling his heels in Margao lockup.
Jobs recruitments: Memo handed over to governor
PANJIM: A delegation led by Congress President Subhash Shirodkar, General Secretary Sankalp Amonkar and other Congress leaders, along with a few aggrieved applicants whose recruitments to government jobs have been kept on hold by the BJP government, submitted a memorandum to the governor, demanding that justice be done to them.
In the memorandum they have submitted that their appointments are completely done according to procedure and that they should be employed on humanitarian grounds.
The BJP had claimed that they were illegal political appointments.
Parrikar meanwhile had accused Congressmen of taking up the issue because they have taken money from the aspirants. The chief minister was not willing to come on board by naming any Congressmen.
Custody case: 3 minors produced in HC
PANJIM: The three minor boys whose mother is fighting a legal battle for their custody were produced before the Bombay High Court at Goa on Friday.
Justice A P Lavande and Justice U V Bakre interviewed the minors, aged 4, 8 and 9, individually in the chamber. The matter will be next heard on August 29.
A Qatar based Goan NRI Precyla Baretto had filed habeas corpus petition seeking legal custody of her three children alleging that they were abducted by her estranged husband Collin Fernandes and brought to Goa.
The boys were admitted at the Blooming dale primary school at Mapusa but were asked to leave the school as they did not have a leaving certificate from the school in Qatar where they were studying.
English Diocesan schools provided with text books this week
PANJIM: Diocesan schools which were allowed to switch over to English as medium of instruction at the primary level, have received their text books only this week. The government provides free text books to all students up to class VIII as part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan scheme.
While the text books for Konkani and Marathi medium were made available at the beginning of the academic year itself, English text books took over two months to arrive. It is not uncommon for the government text books to come late even for the middle school leading to loss of precious time in completion of syllabus, putting both teachers and students under tremendous pressure.
Nigerian arrested for overstay
CALANGUTE: A 29-year-old Nigerian national was arrested on charges of overstaying in the country.
A Calangute police team led by PI N Raposo arrested Malachy Nnamdi Ugwu at Saligao Junction on Friday for overstaying in India without valid documents. According to Calangute Police, Ugwu’s Visa had expired on August 23, 2012.
Employees accused of cheating
VASCO: Eleven employees of a forex company at Dabolim Foreign exchange counters have been accused of cheating the company to the tune of about Rs 50 lakh. According to Vasco Police, Rajesh Kantilal, managing director of a forex company at Dabolim Foreign exchange counters, complained that prior to July 28, 2012, eleven employees of the company had misappropriated funds of the company. The complainant further stated that the accused made extraordinary profits, thereby cheating the company to the tune of Rs 50 lakh.
PSI M Bhuimbar is investigating the case.
Margao police recover decomposed body
MARGAO: Margao police on Friday morning recovered a decomposed body of unknown person, aged 40-45 found lying by the side of swimming pool road. PI Sudesh Naik informed that no injuries were visible on the body which was infested by maggots, bloated and blood coming from the nose. The deceased who is well built appears to be a migrant. The body has been preserved at Hospicio Hospital, Margao morgue for post mortem. A case of unnatural death has been presently registered.
Dicarpali rape: verdict on Sept 5
MARGAO: South Goa District & Session Principal Judge, Nutan Sardesai will deliver a judgment in rape of a victim (Saraswati Nandar) resident of Tankar, Ambavali, Quepem by accused Deelip Goswani, Dicarpali on September 5. The accused Goswani advertised on a Marathi daily claiming that he was in need of maid and after the victim girl contacted him, the accused on November 13, 2010 collected the victim from her house at Tankar, Ambavali and brought her on his Activa scooter to his residence near Lakaki, Dicarpali and forcibly raped her. The prosecution examined nine witnesses including the investigation officer Paresh Naik. The state is represented by public prosecutor Sarojani Sardinha.
Poacher remanded to police custody
CANACONA: Forest Department on Friday secured the custody of the alleged poacher for three days, even as forest officials suspect the involvement of a gang in the killing of wild animals. According to Assistant Conservator of Forests Ramesh Gauns Dessai, the accused Domingo Monteiro was caught red-handed with the meat of different wild animals at his residence at Chiplem. The accused was produced before Sanguem JMFC on Friday and the JMFC remanded Monteiro to a three-day custody to enable forest officials to ascertain if the accused was part of a larger gang to kill wild animals, most of which are classified in Schedule-I and Schedule-II, a serious offence under Wildlife Protection Act. “We will investigate the case in its extreme extent and see that the accused is given proper punishment,” said Gauns Dessai. He further said the seized meat weighed 4 kgs and it was of two varieties, including mouse deer and sambar or Porcupine, which is being ascertained through forensic analysis.
It may be recalled that on Wednesday, forest officials reportedly acting on a tip-off raided a residence at Chiplem-Poinguinim and seized wild boar meat (44 kgs), which forest officials earlier estimated it be between 72 and 75 kgs. Leading a second raid on the accused residence on Thursday, a team led by ACP Gauns Dessai found frozen endangered meat, besides a wild lizard.
Muslim body rejects interlocutors’ report on J&K
MARGAO: The Muslim Rashtriya Manch has said they are rejecting the report of the interlocutors in respect of Jammu and Kashmir. In a memorandum addressed to the President of India, Manch President Dr Asif Ali Narangi said the report of the interlocutors speaks the languages of the separatists. “The report has suggested treating Kashmir as a separate region and not as a part of India. Every Indian should oppose the report. This is a shame on interlocutors,” he said, while rejecting the report.
Inter-school elocution contest
PANJIM: As a part of its golden jubilee celebration, Santa Cruz High School will conduct All Goa Inter-School Elocution competition at 9 am on August 25 at its premises, Santa Cruz.
Dr Arthur Gomes former director of higher education will be the chief guest and Mariano Lorenco, ex-teacher of Santa Cruz High School will be the guest of honour. The school has received overwhelming response from across the State. Sixty-five participants have registered with the school for participation. The competition will begin with preliminary round after the inaugural function.
Public meeting in Panjim
PANJIM: A public meeting will be held on August 25 at Azad Maidan at 4 pm after the arrival of “Flame of the Truth” -- the symbol of the Tibetan independence -- which arrived in Vasco on Friday. The flame will be received at Azad Maidan followed by a public meeting.
One of the speakers is Karma Yeshi, MP of government–in-exile of Tibet. Dadu Mandrekar the member of Tibetan independence support group has appealed to the people to attend the meeting in large number.
Restricted water supply
PANJIM: Due to breakdown of 400mm dia DI conveying main in the Valvanti River under the bridge at Sanquelim, there will be restricted water supply on August 26 to Sanquelim and surrounding areas and Pissurlem in Valpoi Constituency.
Thunder Nite’12 audition
PANJIM: On the occasion of its 12th anniversary, Unbeatable Dance Academy will present ‘Thunder Nite 12’, an All Goa solo dance competition (below 13 years) and All Goa Duet Dance competition (for those above 10 years).
The audition for the dance competition will be held on August 29 at St Theresa’s School Hall, Mangor, Vasco at 4:30pm. The entry fee is Rs 500 and registration forms are available at Pastry Palace (Panjim), Bombay Garments (Vasco) and Pastry Palace (Margao).
At the solo dance competition (below 13 years) the winner will get Rs 3000, trophy and certificate, while the runner-up will be given a gift hamper, trophy and certificate. The winner of the duet dance competition above 10 years will get Rs 5000, trophy and certificate while, runner-up will be given a gift hamper, trophy and certificate.The grand finale will be judged by Kamlesh Patel from Dance India Dance (Zee TV Fame) on October 2 at Dinanath Mangeshkar Auditorium, Kala Academy, Panjim. For more details, contact Tushar Volvoikar on 9923309275.
Total hip replacement surgery performed on 20-year-old
PANJIM: A total hip replacement surgery was recently performed in Goa on a 20-year-old patient suffering from post traumatic avascular necrosis of his right hip at NUSI Wockhardt Hospital, Cuncolim by Dr Mudit Khanna, Consultant Joint Replacement Surgery, using the latest, totally un-cemented, large diameter, ceramic on ceramic, Delta motion technology.
Thanks to the challenging surgery, young Sai Prasad can now lead a normal life. This surgery is yet another milestone in NUSI Wockhardt Hospital’s initiative to bring Goa -- largely known for its tourism industry -- on the national and international map for excellence in medical care. The Emergency Room of NUSI Wockhardt Hospital can be reached on 0832-6684400.
Culinary delights at Hotel Fidalgo
PANJIM: Hotel Fidalgo has been merited as one of the favourite gastronomies among Goan diners and visitors from out of State.
The culinary team of Hotel Fidalgo showcases 11 new culinary creations as part of its special Independence Buffet. Featuring favourites from Rajasthan, South India, Parsi, Mughlai, Goan, Nawabi, Bengali and others, each day a spread of a particular region is the theme of the buffet. This Independence Day spread which started on August 15 will conclude on August 25 at its multi-cuisine restaurant Chilli n Spice.
Aunty Maria, the Hotel’s famous coffee shop has announced a special menu comprising savouries, coffees and milkshakes. It features a range of selections from sandwiches, hot dogs, wraps, bruschetta and falafel to coffee shakes, mocha shakes and orangsicles.
MAPUSA: From 8 am to 2 pm. Areas affected are Nachinola, Moira, Bastora, Aldona, Pomburpa and areas feeding from Porvorim and Saligao sub-station.
Matoli, dekhawa competition
PANJIM: The Directorate of Art & Culture will organise all Goa Matoli and Dekhawa competitions during Ganesh Chaturthi.
The matoli contest will be held for individual households. Certificates and cash prizes of Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 5,000 will be awarded to first three winners. Besides five consolation prizes of Rs 3,000 each will also be awarded at state level.
The Dekhawa presentation competition will be held for Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals only. Certificates and cash prizes of Rs 20,000, Rs 15,000, and Rs10,000 will be awarded to first three winners. Besides five consolation prizes of Rs 5,000 each will also be awarded. However, in absence of significant amount of participants, the dept. reserves the right to hold or to cancel the competition at state level.
Application forms are available in the office of the Directorate of Art & Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panjim-Goa (Phone No. 2404640), Ravindra Bhavan, Curchorem and Margao till August 27.
The last date for submitting forms is September 10 during office hours. Late entries will not be entertained.
North Goa Cong Committee meet
PANJIM: A meeting of North Goa District Congress Committee will be held on August 25 at 4 pm at Khalchawada, Arambol under the Chairmanship of North Goa District President Amarnath Panjikar. Party leaders Ramakant Khalap, Jitendra Deshprabhu, Babi Bagkar and Dayanand Sopte will be special invitees. The meeting will discuss strengthening of Mandrem Block Congress Committee, activating Mahila Congress, Youth Congress, Seva Dal in Mandrem Constituency, supporting Youth Congress membership drive, to plan future activity in North Goa and to bring unity among Congress Leaders and workers, states the press note issued by District President Amarnath Panjikar.
Community mobilization programme
PANJIM: Goa Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan–RTE and Block Resource Centre –Tiswadi will organise a community mobilization programme on August 25 in Don Bosco High School Hall, Panjim at 9.30 am.
Vishnu Surya Wagh, MLA and Chairman of Kala Academy will be the chief guest while Pandurang Madkaikar will be the guest of honour. Special guests are Vaidehi Naik, Keshav Chandra and D P Dwivedi.
DSSS cheques disbursed to Porvorim senior citizens
PANJIM: Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte recently distributed around 24 Dayanand Social Security Scheme cheques to the Senior Citizens of Porvorim and a bottle of Waterbury’s Compound as compliment.
All beneficiaries received the revised assistance of Rs 2,000 each. He said that people of all walks of life need to take benefit of various schemes launched by Government .