Terror hoax youth remanded further
MARGAO: The Judicial Magistrate First Class, Margao, on Friday, further remanded the 19-year-old student who made the terror hoax call to the Delhi police till January 26. Cuncolim police station in-charge, PI Ram Asare informed that the accused, who has been booked under the IPC and the IT Act, will remain in police custody till Republic Day. The youth had made a call to the Delhi police stating that he had heard a conversation between three persons at Cuncolim, plotting to attack Delhi during the Republic Day parade. Investigations later revealed that the youngster had made the hoax call since he could not participate in the Republic Day parade.
80-yr-old dies in Cuncolim mishap
MARGAO: An 80-year-old motorcyclist from Cuncolim, Teofolio Coutinho, died in a road accident on the NH-17 at Cuncolim on Friday morning. DySP Mohan Naik told the media that the deceased was hit by a two wheeler proceeding towards Margao at around 8.30 am at Cuncolim. He said the police has registered an offence of rash and negligent driving against the accused motorcycle rider Sudesh Velip (27), a resident of Subdolem.
Mishap stalls traffic at Aquem
MARGAO: Traffic on the busy road near Costa factory at Aquem was paralysed for some time after a collision between two motorcycles, leaving the two riders injured. Even as the injured duo was rushed to the Hospicio in an 108 ambulance, locals demanded that the authorities take serious cognisance of the increasing traffic on the Aquem-Power House stretch. Aquem Councillor Avinash Shirodkar warned the authorities that he would be left with no option than to take to the roads if the authorities fail to improve the situation immediately.
Manipuri murder accused remanded
MARGAO: The native of Manipur, Banner Keishing, who is accused of killing his woman employer at Fatorda on Thursday, has been remanded to four days police custody. Margao PI Sudesh Naik informed that the post mortem examination of the deceased woman Chongamla Zimik will take place on Saturday. “The police has recorded the statement of the accused and has attached the murder weapon, the baseball bat,” PI Sudesh said.
Children’s programme at Margao
MARGAO: Konkani Bhasha Mandal and Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, will hold a programme titled, ‘Petul’ on January 27, at 4.20 pm at the Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Ravindra Bhavan Chairman Damu Naik said the programme consists of release of a children’s song CD tilted Shani Masti 2, Children’s quarterly magazine titled ‘Chirput’ a book of nursery rhymes for KG I titled ‘Mannkulyanchin Kovonam,’ English-Konkani and Konkani primer (chitrabodh), Charts (Takate). Prasad Lolienkar, Director of Art and Culture, Director Women and Child Development Vikas Gaunekar, NCERT Associate Professor Usha Sharma, Literacy Educator at Book Work Sujata Norohna, Gujarati Samaj school for deaf and dumb Mukesh Sanglani and Narenda Kamat of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan will be present.
Holy Cross ex-students’ reunion
MARGAO: Holy Cross ex-students Association will hold their 1st school reunion at Holy Rosary Convent High School, Gounlloy-Nuvem on January 25, at 5 pm. Association president Reuben Costa said the evening is designed with live band Trix, besides performances by singers Seby Fernandes and Evola Couto and dance performances.
Sanquelim local held for assault
MAPUSA: Mapusa police arrested a man from Sanquelim on charges of abusing and assaulting some persons at Mapusa on Thursday. According to Mapusa police, Ananddeep Salgaonkar of Siolim complained that the accused, Vikas Pangam and another person over some personal issue with an advocate, trespassed into his office at Mapusa and abused him and his associates and also threatened them with dire consequences. The complainant further stated that the accused damaged his helmet and assaulted his associate with a knife, causing injuries. Accused Pangam was arrested.
Silver items stolen from Porvorim
PORVORIM: Silver ornaments worth about Rs 60,000 were stolen from a house at Green Hill, Porvorim. According to Porvorim police, Laxman Onskar complained that between 4 pm on January 21 and 6.30 pm on January 22, some persons entered his house by removing a window grill and stole silver ornaments worth about Rs 60,000.
Dowry harassment case at Vasco
VASCO: A woman from Mormugao has accused her husband of harassing her over dowry. According to Mormugao police, the victim complained that from March 18, 2013 to September 11, 2014, her husband harassed her on the pretext of not getting dowry. The accused also threatened and forced her to take a loan of Rs 10 lakh from the bank and misappropriated the amount for his personal use. The victim further stated that the accused further demanded to get dowry from her parents and when she was not able to do so, she was abused and threatened on different occasions.
Two held for assaulting woman
VASCO: Vasco police on Friday arrested two persons on charges of assaulting a woman from New Vaddem, Vasco. According to Vasco police, Chandrashekar Angadi of New Vaddem complained that the accused persons, Dharma Saterdekar and Gurudas Nanodkar, assaulted his wife Swarna. Police further informed that on Friday, a woman tried to stop waste water by blocking it with stones. However, when Swarna questioned the woman why she was blocking the waste water, an argument broke out between them. Hearing the argument, family members of the woman, Dharma Saterdekar, who is a relative, Gurudas Nanodkar and four other family members allegedly assaulted Swarna.
Dance contest at Conjuem today
PANJIM: Shri Bramhan Devashthan, Hatalwada, Corjuem will hold the all Goa recorded solo dance competition on January 24, at Hatalwada, Corjuem, from 7 pm. The winners will be awarded cash prizes. Those interested in participating should register with Amarnath Panjikar (9822135399) or with Shrikant Revodkar (9923036653). On January 25, a Konkani drama, ‘Anta Anta Shirimanta’ will be staged. The programme is part of the 53rd annual Satyanarayan mahapooja to be held on January 24.
Mapusa college wins students’ parliament contest
PANJIM: Dynaprassarak Mandal’s College, Assagao, won the student parliament competition organized by Goa Legislature Secretariat in association with Goa Legislature’s Forum and Directorate of Higher Education. Kare Law College, Margao, won the second prize and Goa Institute of Management bagged the third. Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and Speaker Rajendra Arelkar gave away the prizes. Parsekar said the current generation is fortunate to have access to the latest developments in technology. Arlekar advised students to chase big dreams and said students should be taught lessons of democracy to strengthen it. Opposition Leader Pratapsing Rane spoke on his experience in the assembly. Dnyanprassark Mandal’s college students Urjita Khedekar (best speaker), Ankita Gadekar (best opposition leader), and Jonathan Paes (best parliamentarian) got individual prizes. Shivan Bhogte from St Xavier College was adjudged the best chief minister. Former MLAs Mohan Amshekar, Victor Gonsalves and Sadanand Malik were the judges.
Seminar on adolescent mental health
PANJIM: The department of Psychology, MES College, Zuari Nagar, is organizing a two-day national seminar on ‘Adolescent Mental Health: Cause for attention towards a Healthier Tomorrow’ on January 23 and 24, sponsored by ICSSR, co-ordinated by Prof Maria Fatima Gomes. Dr Rajesh Dhume, Hon Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society, Dr Anagha Lavalekar, Associate Professor, Jnana Prabodhini's Institute of Psychology- Pune, Dr Ravikant Pinjarkar, clinical psychologist, NIMHANS, IPHB Bambolim, Dr Peter Castellino, psychiatrist, Founder COOJ, Dr Anil Rane, IPHB, Dr Megha Deuskar, Prof in Psychology at Fergusson College, Dr Ira D’Costa, senior pediatrician, Hospicio, Dr B Udaya Kumar Reddy, Director, Stress Management Lab Hyderabad, Dr Ravi Agrawal, consultant psychiatrist at SMRC, Vasco, will be the resource personnel. Around 100 students, professionals and educationists will participate in the seminar.
Course in food processing
PANJIM: CIBA is organizing a six weeks entrepreneurship development programme in food processing, starting in February. The event is aimed to support and handhold people to start their own food processing enterprises. The course will be launched at CIBA- Verna & CIBA - Assagao on February 16 and 18, respectively. The course will focus on food processing, food preservation, packaging, Interaction with food processing technologists, visits to food processing industries, etc. For registrations contact 9764469820, 9923755041, 2977604 or 2791420 by February 14.
KR RPF rescues 54 runaways
MARGAO: In an act that shows the humane side of the men in uniform, as many as 54 children who had run away from their homes in 2014, were rescued by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) on the Konkan Railway. All the rescued children were below the age of 15 years and were either found loitering at stations or found travelling unaccompanied in trains. The rescued children were reunited with their parents wherever possible and others handed over to the Child Help Line. The children and their parents were also counselled by RPF officials, informed KR Sr Manager, Public Relations, Baban Ghatge. During the year, RPF also seized more than 35,000 liquor bottles, transported illegally in trains and at premises of different stations. RPF also registered 593 cases under the Railways Act against anti-social elements and a total fine of Rs 3,41,480 was realized from the offenders. 183 cigarette smoking cases were also detected and a fine of Rs 36,600 was realized.