PANJIM: ICAR, New Delhi has decided to give Dhulapi farmers machineries, tool and agriculture inputs like red kernel rice seeds and fertilizers in August. This was decided at a recent meeting chaired by Dr M M Pandey, deputy director general, ICAR, New Delhi. Meanwhile, a meeting of Dhulapi farmers was held to inform them about the government schemes, recently. The meeting was presided by Dhulapi sarpanch Supriya Kerker in the presence of ICAR-Goa, Director Dr N P Singh, Director for CICR Nagpur, Dr K Kranthi and CSR, Syngenta India Ltd head P S Jagadeesha. Dr
N P Singh, in his address briefed the gathering about the tribal sub plan of Government of India and informed about the various assistance provided under the project towards upliftment of ST farming community in Goa.
Lecture on stress control
PANJIM: Trainer and counselor from Mumbai E V Gireesh will deliver a lecture on ‘Diluting Stress’ on June 28 from 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Brahma Kumaris Centre in Mala, Panjim. Gireesh has conducted training programs at various prestigious institutions including ISRO – Indian Space Research Organization, TAPS – Tarapur Atomic Power Station, Indian Army and L&T. For details, contact 9049261991 or 9145937300.
DKA to release three books
PANJIM: Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA), will release three literary books -- Ti Axea (Tiatr) by C D’Silva, Bhirant (Tiatr) by Anil Kumar and collection of radio plays titled ‘Kannio Jivitacheo’ by Pio Fernandes -- on June 30 at 4.30 pm at Ravindra Bhavan’s Black Box, Margao.
Principal of Rosary College, Navelim, Dr (Fr) Simao R Diniz will be the chief guest and release the books. Social worker Anil A Bandodkar will be the guest of honour. DKA secretary Jose Salvador Fernandes will review the books and DKA President Premanand A Lotlikar will preside over the function.
Bhajan workshop concludes
PANJIM: Kala Academy had recently organized a 5-day Bhajan workshop at 7 regional centres under the guidance of renowned experts. Around 1,000 bhajan artistes participated in these workshops. The selected artists/participants presented a composite programme of traditional bhajan on the occasion. Vishnu Surya Wagh, MLA and chairman of Kala Academy gave away the certificates to the participants in the distinguished presence of Sushant Khedekar, vice chairman of Kala Academy.
Women welfare schemes to be reviewed
PANJIM: Neela Gangadharan, secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, will review implementation of schemes of the ministry through video conferencing with various states July on 27 and 28. In addition to reviewing the fund utilization in 2011-12 under different schemes, the secretary will also review the status regarding the constitution of inspection committees for homes under the Juvenile Justice (care and protection) Act and the number of inspections carried out by the inspection committees and child welfare committees.
Trains timings revised
BELGAUM: The South Western Railway (SWR) has revised the time table of some trains with effect from July 1. In a press note, the SWR has stated that Train No 17309 Yesvantpur-Vasco-da-Gama Express will depart from Yesvantpur at 3 pm instead of 3.15 pm from Yesvantpur (Bangalore). Train No 56961 Kulem-Vasco-da-Gama passenger will arrive/depart at 6.49/6.50 am instead of 6.39/6.40 am, Sanvordem-Curchorem at 7.11/7.12 am (6.52/6.53 am), Margao at 7.40/7.42 am (7.28/7.30), Cansaulim at 8/8.02 am (7.53/7.54) arrive at Vasco-da-Gama at 8.35 am instead of 8.20 am. Train No 12742 Patna-Vasco-da-Gama weekly express will arrive/depart at Margao at 8.50/9 am (8/8.15) and arrive at Vasco-da-Gama at 9.50 am instead of 8.55 am.
Eliminate mosquito breeding sites, Bicholim urged
BICHOLIM: The Bicholim Primary Health Centre has requested people from Bicholim, especially farmers owning Kulaghars, to take measures to eliminate mosquito breeding sites in the taluka. In a letter, Dr Shikandar Talwar said an investigation for vector borne diseases by an entomological team had revealed breeding of Aedes mosquiroes inside the Kulaghars. "In order to prevent the Aedes mosquito breeding sites and the spread of Dengue and Chikungunya, you should carry out cleanliness drives to remove empty coconut shells, fallen tree leaves, discarded utensils, empty bottles, tins, tyres and any other such material which can hold even little water that is adequate for mosquitoes breeding" the letter urges.
While seeking active co-operation, the Bicholim PHC has also stated that follow-up visits would also be carried out by the health personnel.
Mumbai tourist rescued from drowning
CALANGUTE: A 26-year-old tourist from Mumbai was saved by lifeguards at Calangute Beach on Monday. According to reports, a group of people from Mumbai was playing on the shore. One of the tourists, Aailesh Anjaya, was trying to wade out in deep water and was warned by the lifeguards. Suddenly, Aailesh went further and was caught in a rip current. Lifeguards rushed towards the victim and secured him with a rescue tube and the victim was brought ashore.
TALEIGAO: From 9 am to 4.30 pm at Shankarwadi, Borbhat, Essar Galaxy, Adwalpalker Homes, Esmeralda and surrounding areas.
Carambolim youth killed in mishap at St Cruz
OLD GOA: A 20-year-old youth from Carambolim died after his motorcycle skidded off the road near the football ground in St Cruz on Tuesday. According to Old Goa Police, the accident occurred when Egidio Francis Pires was proceeding on his motorcycle (GA-07-H-6089). PSI Navlesh Dessai is investigating the case.
College student falls into crater, injured
MARGAO: A college student was left injured after she landed in a crater alongside the road at Mugalli in Sao Jose de Areal. Saheli Borkar sustained injuries on her face as her Dio scooter landed in a crater as a portion of the road was washed away following digging by the PWD authorities. “I landed in the crater to avoid a speeding bus while heading to the Housing Board”, she told newsmen. Curtorim Shiv Sena Chief Felix Dias warned that the people will have no option than to take up the issue with Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar if the road is not restored immediately. “The PWD excavated the road, but left without restoring the area. Half a meter of the road sunk following incessant rains, injuring the college student”, he said, while demanding immediate action.
Scrap yard at Sao Jose de Areal razed down
MARGAO: The demolition squad, South on Tuesday razed down an illegal extension of a scrap yard in Sao Jose de Areal village. The demolition squad was requisitioned by the Salcete BDO office to demolish the structure comprising of a compound wall, shed and supporting poles. Executive Magistrate, John Fernandes told newsmen that the demolition exercise passed off peacefully without any untoward incident. He said the demolition squad was asked by the BDO office.
Lourata excels in garment designing course
PANJIM: Ms Lourata Travasso of Shiroda Higher Secondary School has stood first in the State in the vocational stream in commercial garment designing & making at the Board Examination conducted in March 2012. She scored 89% marks and has become eligible for NCERT Award of Government of India. The School has posted an excellent result with an overall percentage of 85% with Science – 90%, Commerce – 82%, Art – 63% & Vocational Stream – 90%. During the Silver Jubilee Celebrations this year as a special feature the students of Commercial Garment Designing & Making will be offered Fashion CAD and Apparel Designing including screen printing on computers. This is in collaboration with reputed computer institutions.
Shirodkar advises party men to monitor BJP activities
MAYEM: GPCC President Subhash Shirodkar has advised party workers to monitor activities of the BJP, so that they can apprise people of the mistakes committed by BJP. Addressing a meeting of the Sanquelim Congress Clock on Sunday, he also called upon Congress workers to strengthen the party. Shirodkar accused Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of indulging in political revenge and cited examples of some chairmen, whose portfolios were grabbed besides effecting transfers of Congress-related government servants. In his speech, Adv Ajeetsingh Rane alleged that BJP has fooled people over the MOI issue by giving top priority to Konkani and English languages sidelining Marathi. Former Sanquelim MLA Pratap Gawas said he had completed all developments works during his tenure. “But, it was only my bad luck that the code of conduct came into force due to election,” added Gawas. Sankalp Amonkar, Girish Chodankar, Amarnath Panjikar, Pooja Dangi, Ramesh Sinari, Ajeetsingh Rane, Yeshwant Madkar, Digambar Naik, Ankush Kamat, Laxmikant Parab, Laxmi Madgaonkar and others were present for the meeting. Earlier, Digambar Naik welcomed the gathering, Ankush Kamat compered the programme, while Yeshwant Madkar proposed the vote of thanks.