Belgaum police to fine cars with tinted glass, so beware
BELGAUM: If you own a car with a sun control film and visiting Belgaum, beware. Belgaum Police with immediate effect will implement the Supreme Court order banning the use of tinted glass on cars blocking vision beyond permissible limits prescribed under the Motor Vehicles Act. The order was implemented due to increasing criminal activities. “Vehicles with sun control or cooling films will be booked and on the spot fine will be imposed on such vehicles. This is in adherence to the Supreme Court orders on April 27 this year,”
Superintendent of Police Sandeep Patil told Herald. Asked whether any ultimatum will be given to get the films removed, SP Patil answered in the negative. It may be recalled that recently, the Supreme Court had ruled against such glasses and the order has come into effect in different cities. Complying with the ruling, the police officials had warned of booking the offenders imposing a fine of Rs 100 for first time and Rs 300 for repeated offence, according to Indian Motor Vehicles Act. According to the Central Motor vehicles Rules 1989 (100 (2)), the front and rear glasses should have at least 70 per cent transparency and 50 per cent for side windows.
Workshop on preserving Goa identity
PANJIM: Asha Family Responsibilities & Rights Association will conduct a workshop on ‘Preserving Goa Identity under Article 371 of the Constitution of India’ at Grace Church Complex Hall, Opp Laxmi Plaza, V V Road, Margao, on June 15 at 4.30 pm. Former union minister Eduardo Faleiro will be the chief guest. Other invited guests of honour are Minister of Forests & Fisheries Avertano Furtado, MLAs Nilesh Cabral, Caitano Silva, Rajan Naik, Reginald Lourenco and Benjamin D’Silva, ex-MLA Damodar Naik and UGDP President Adv Anacleto Viegas. “Asha, NGO, has received wide support to preserve Goa land and identity from all Goan sections of people above party lines,” stated Rui Da Gama, founder trustee of Asha NGO. The public are invited to attend the workshop and registration is free. For details, contact on 2256445, 9404756939, Email: email@example.com
Candolim school jubilee begins with grand function
CALANGUTE: The year-long Silver Jubilee celebrations of St Theresa’s Higher Secondary School, a unit of St Theresa’s Educational Complex, Candolim, culminated on Wednesday. On the occasion, students of higher secondary and school who topped at the recently declared Board examination were felicitated. Archbishop-Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrao felicitated students in the presence of Manager Fr Rumaldo Robin Rodrigues, Principal Melba Albuquerque e Leitao, Fr Cipriano Da Silva (first manager), Assistant Parish Priest of Candolim Fr Victor Rodrigues, Nelson D’Cruz, Maria Barreto, Perpetua Colaco, Anthony Vaz and others. Addressing the gathering, Archbishop-Patriarch, who is also the chairman of Diocesan Education Society, said the St Theresa’s Education Society was able to achieve the milestone due to efforts of everyone involved in bringing up the institution. “The milestone is an occasion to recall the past with gratitude, celebrate with joy and prepare ourselves for the future with optimism,” he said. The Archbishop-Patriarch emphasized on the importance of three objectives of the Diocesan Society “students to acquire as much knowledge as possible, develop talents of the students and acquire a set of moral values”. Fr Rumaldo Robin Rodrigues also spoke on the occasion. A Eucharistic celebration concelebrated by Archbishop-Patriarch Ferrao marked the beginning of the concluding Silver Jubilee celebrations. Students, ex-students, parents, teachers and parishioners of Candolim took part in the celebrations.
Konkani course in Roman script
PORVORIM: Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr (TSKK) will conduct a part-time Konkani basic course in Roman script from June 15 to July 15. Classes will be from Monday to Friday between 2.15 pm and 5.15 pm. TSKK Konkani course in Roman script uses a modern linguistic approach to teach Konkani to beginners who either do not know Konkani at all or know a little Konkani. Though spoken Konkani will get primary stress, reading Konkani in Roman script will also be insisted upon. Admission is strictly on first come first served basis and details are available with TSKK during office hours on (0832)2415857/2415864.
PANJIM: The prospectus for ANM Nursing Course for the year 2012-13 will be available at the office of the Principal, Institute of Nursing Education, near Holy Cross Shrine, Bambolim from June 15 during office hours 10 am to 4 pm. Details can be obtained from the website www.dhsgoa.gov.in. The last date for submission of complete application forms along with testimonials is July 2 by 4 pm. The Course is open only for females. The cost of the prospectus is Rs 150. The academic session begins on August 1.
Revolution Day functions around State
PANJIM: The Goa Revolution Day will be celebrated on June 18. The day is celebrated as Kranti Din to commemorate the saga of the struggle of the people of Goa for freedom. The main State level function will be held at Azad Maidan, Panjim where Governor of Goa Bharat Vir Wanchoo will be the chief guest and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will grace the occasion. This year, seven freedom fighters will be honoured by the governor and the chief minister with shawl, sriphal and a replica of Martyr’s Memorial. Similar functions will also be held at Margao, Ponda and other places in the State. The Margao function will be held at Lohia Maidan, Margao at 8.30 am will be presided over by Power Minister Milind Naik while at Kranti Maidan, Ponda at 9 am, PWD Minister Sudin Dhawalikar will be the chief guest. The Freedom Fighters to be honoured are Narayan Raghunath Dessai, Mastimol, Canacona; Shrikant Gopal Parit, Tembewado, Nagarshem, Canacona; Ramchandra Vinayak Mungre, Bhatniwada, Curchorem; Baburao Yeshwant Shet Verenkar, Collem; Vasant J Kudchadkar, Bazar Wada, Collem; Prabhakar Y Sakhardande, Panaji and Vinayak Sonu Palkar, Shilwado, Savoi-Verem.
Osteoporosis detection camp
PANJIM: The Loyola Ex-students Association will be organizing a free osteoporosis detection camp on June 17 from 9 am to 11 am at Loyola High School, Margao under the supervision of renowned Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Edwin Araujo. Registrations will be strictly done from 9 am to 10 am.
Five Goans get Yuva Puraskar
PANJIM: On the occasion of 25th Goa Statehood Day, Yuva Pratibha Puraskar were distributed to five young Goan artists. The awards were sponsored by West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur. The function was organized by the Directorate of Art and Culture in Multipurpose hall, Sanskriti Bhavan, Patto-Panjim. Director Prasad Lolyekar, Deputy Director Ashok Parab, Deputy director of Accounts Ashwin Shaha were present for the function. West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur is giving Yuva Pratibha Award to young artists excelling in the field of folk songs, dance, drama, instrument, etc, since the last five years. The award is given in the form of certificate and cash of Rs 10,000. Keval Naik (folk music), Selvin J C Braganza (folk instrument), Kalpesh Gaus (folk drama), Ms Sonia Chari (folk songs), Gaurish Gaude (folk dance) were felicitated with the Yuva Pratibha awards for the year 2011-12. The awards were distributed by Prasad Lolyekar. Siddi Upadhye compered the function. Deputy Director Shri Ashok Parab proposed vote of thanks.
Holiday Inn holds village cleaning drive
PANJIM: Holiday Inn Resort, Goa conducted a village cleaning drive at Mobor, Cavelossim, recently with an aim to ensure a plastic and garbage free environment. 25 team members participated in the drive.
Power engineer assault case involving Mickky adjourned
MARGAO: The Electricity Junior Engineer assault case involving Goa Vikas Party chief Mickky Pacheco came for hearing in the Sessions court, South on Wednesday noon. The Sessions Court presided over by Additional Sessions Judge Vijaya Pol has adjourned hearing of the matter to July 15. Pacheco had filed a revision application before the Principal Sessions Judge last year after the Assistant Sessions Judge had upheld his conviction in the Junior Engineer assault case. Meanwhile, in another case, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Margao has adjourned to August 1 hearing of the Majorda Casino case involving the Nuvem MLA. The case was scheduled for hearing of arguments before framing of charge before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, but the matter was later adjourned to August 1.
Arlem local accused of breach of trust
MARGAO: Margao police has registered a case of criminal breach of trust against a resident of Arlem for the failure to return back two vehicles of the complainant. PI Sudesh Naik said that the case has been registered following a complaint received from Siddesh Kholkar stating that he had given his vehicles Wagon R and Santro to a person from Arlem to proceed to Mumbai. He, however, maintained that the person has failed to return back his two vehicles till date. The Margao police are investigating.
Police raid Velim house, seize 700 gms of ganja
MARGAO: Cuncolim police raided a house at Telmorod-Velim on Wednesday noon and seized 700 gms of Ganja from a 22-year native of West Bengal. Acting on a tip off, Cuncolim police station incharge, PI Raju Raut Dessai descended at the house around 1 pm and nabbed Salvius Sarkar (22), son of a carpenter. The police seized from his possession 700 gms of ganja, besides hooka and chillums. The drugs is valued around Rs 70,000 in the market. PI Raju informed that the police had information that many youngsters were coming to the house of the accused person. Replying to a question, he said the accused would be thoroughly interrogated to ascertain the source from where he procured the drugs. He has been booked under the NDPS Act and further investigations are on.
Rickshaw driver injured
PONDA: A goods rickshaw driver was injured when his vehicle collided against a truck along the Farmagudi-Ponda highway on Tuesday.Police sources informed that the rickshaw (GA-07-F-0943) driven by one Vijaykumar Naik was proceeding towards Ponda when it collided against oncoming goods truck (KA-22-A-3429), injuring the rickshaw driver. Police is investigating the case.
Junior scale officers transferred
PANJIM: The personnel department issued transfer order of some junior scale officers of the government. Hunuman Toraskar, undersecretary Industries and Labour has been appointed as chief executive officer of Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC). Damodar Morajkar, CEO MMC will replace Toraskar as undersecretary industries and labour. Raju Gawas assistant director of mines has been posted as undersecretary public grievances. M B Kumthekar, Custodian of Evacuee property has been transferred as secretary of Human Rights Commission (HRC). Whereas Damodar Shanke, secretary HRC has been appointed as special land acquisition officer (SLAO) Konkan Railway. Derek Pereira Neto, director of administration has been transferred as Managing director of KTC where Venancio Furtado, KTC MD will replace Neto as director of administration , health department. M K Vasta, SLAO for Mopa will hold additional charge as custodian of evacuee property. Biju Naik, assistant director of Industries, Trade and Commerce (ITC) - I has been given additional charge of ITC – II.
Legal literacy camp held
SANGUEM: The Sanguem Taluka Legal Literacy Committee in association with South Goa Literacy Committee organised a legal literacy camp at Wadem Kurdi, Sanguem, on June 12 to celebrate the World Day against Child Labour. The camp was organized at Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal and was addressed by Dr Shankar Nadkarni, Adv Uday Bicholkar, Vivekanand Gurav, Adv Abilasha Naik and Adv A Fernandes.
Celina Jaitley to add glamour to Vijai’s birthday
MARGAO: Bollywood star Celina Jaitley will add glamour to the birthday celebrations of Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardessai on Thursday. Celina will participate in the Plastic-Free Fatorda campaign which will be launched on the occasion of Vijai’s birthday. Briefing newsmen, he said the Plastic Free Fatorda campaign would be launched under the aegis of Sangatan, by which residents, traders etc of Fatorda will come together to solve the problems of the constituency. On the occasion, a 24-hour Helpline for residents of Fatorda will also be launched, while 70 senior citizen s will receive their cards on the same day. “The Plastic-Free Fatorda campaign involves huge financial implications. That’s the reason I have discussed the concept with the Chief Minister since the government has planned a major plastic free drive in the state”, he said, and hoped the Fatorda campaign will be carried forward and supplemented by the government. Besides a blood donation drive, a tree plantation program has been arranged at the SGPDA complex as part of the plan for a cleaner and greener Fatorda.