Accused held for attempting to flee from legal custody
PANJIM: Panjim police on Thursday arrested one accused from Sub-Jail Sada Vasco, who attempted to run away from the legal custody while going for medical treatment at T B hospital Panjim. Accused Zameer Baigh, has been currently lodged in judicial custody at Sub-Jail Sada. The arrest was made after police constable attached to escort cell Vasco Nitin Chodankar complained about the incident. The accused is booked under section 175/12 u/s 224, r/s 511 of IPC.
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7 arrested on assault charges
PANJIM: Seven persons from Guravwadda-Poriem were arrested on charges of assaulting some residents from Belwada-Poriem, after dragging them out of a police jeep on June 12. Some policemen were also reportedly assaulted in the connection. In his complaint, Pandurang Gurav of Belwada told Valpoi Police that villagers of Guravwada-Poriem formed an unlawful assembly and allegedly assaulted him and his son, Jayram, and two neighbours, causing injuries to them, after removing them out of the police jeep. The accused also allegedly assaulted police personal while discharging their duties, police said. Police later arrested Chandrakant Gurav (62), Surya Varu Gurav (48), Ganesh Shamba Gurav (35), Harischandra Shamba Gurav (42), Mangesh Pandurang Gurav (43), Pundalik Gurav (30) and Krishna Gurav (58), all from Guravwadda. They were later released on bail by JMFC Valpoi. Valpoi PSI D Sawant is investigating the case.
Religious leader held for not aiding dying man
PORVORIM: The leader of a religious sect at Siolim was arrested on charges of neglecting to give timely medical attention to a resident of Candolim, who died while prayer services were being conducted at the centre. According to Mapusa police, a resident of Chhatisgarh complained that the sect leader and his associates were conducting prayer services and had failed to give timely medical attention to his brother.
The man had sustained serious injuries after he had a fall while attending prayer services at the Centre, resulting in his death. Police arrested the accused and PSI V P Adwalkar is investigating the case.
Burglars strike Pernem temple
PERNEM: Burglars decamped with cash of Rs 3,700 from the fund box of Ravalnath Bhumika Temple in Pernem. The incident took place sometime between 7.30 pm on June 13 and 7.30 am on June 14. The burglars entered the Ravalnath Bhumika Temple by breaking open the lock and decamped with cash of Rs 3,700 from the fund box. PSI N D Parwar is investigating the case.
Undertrial damages TV, assaults inmate at Sada Sub Jail
VASCO: The Sada Sub Jail in Vasco, which has in the limelight for jailbreaks and fights among inmates, was once again in the news, after an under trial prisoner damaged the cell TV set and assaulted an inmate. According to reports, Deepak Sunari allegedly picked up the TV set and banged it on the legs of another under trail, Sandeep Kalangutkar, who was fast asleep in the same cell at about 3.30 pm on Thursday. Sunari also assaulted another under trail, Talim Naina, and abused Assistant Jail Superintendent Banudas Pednekar. According to Mormugao Police, Assistant Jail Superintendent Banudas Pednekar registered a complaint of assault and damaging government property against Sunari. Mormugao Police is investigating the case.
Jeep stolen at Ponda
PONDA: Some persons stole a jeep parked in the open space at Ponda. In his complaint, Subramanyam of Dr Almeda Complex, Ponda, stated that on intervening night of June 13 and 14, some person stole Scorpio jeep (GA-06-A-2847) at Ponda. Police is investigating the case.
Truck reported stolen at Sanvordem
CURCHOREM: A tipper truck has been reported stolen at Sanvordem. According to police, Shivaji Tilve of Bagwada-Sanvordem complained that someone stole his tipper truck (GA-09-U-5755) between 9.30 pm on June 13 and 5.30 am on June 14. Head Constable P C Naik is investigating the case.
Kid drowns in well at Betim
PANJIM: One Asta Atlam (4) of Ramnagar-Betim drowned after he accidentally fell in a well near his residence on Thursday. Police said the body has been preserved in GMC morgue and PSI Suraj Gawas is investigating the case.
Woman succumbs to burn injuries
PORVORIM: A 21-year-old woman from Police Housing Society, Zoswaddo-Socorro, succumbed to burn injuries at GMC Hospital at Bambolim on Thursday. According to police, Deepa Narayan Kurhade, who had sustained burn injuries at her residence, breathed her last at GMC Hospital while undergoing medical treatment. Porvorim PSI Satish Gaude is investigating the case.
Veteran scribe Alfred D'Cruz dead
PANJIM: Veteran journalist, historian and author Alfred D’Cruz passed away recently at his residence in Mumbai at the age of 91, after a brief illness. He was a stalwart of the Times of India and retired as the Chief Sub-Editor after nearly 40 years of dedicated and meritorious service. Starting his journalistic career way back in 1947 when India gained Independence, Alfred D'Cruz was the first Indian to be selected by the then British Editor, Sir Francis Low. Alfred D’Cruz was known for his forte for historical research and published the Times supplement `Metamorphosis and Makers of Bombay.’ He also brought out a special eight-page supplement of The Times of India entitled `Down the corridors of Times’ which was a research historical study of the making of the century–old newspaper from its inception. Alfred D’Cruz will be fondly remembered by the newspaper fraternity as the “Eternal Newspaper Man”. He is survived by his wife, son and three daughters.
Photo exhibition on liberation
PANJIM: Goa State Museum is celebrating its inauguration day on June 18. On the occasion the Department has organized a photographic exhibition depicting Goa’s struggle for liberation which will be inaugurated by Tourism Minister Dileep Parulekar on June 18, at 11.30 am. Mathew Samuels, Secretary, Museum will preside over the function.
LLB entrance test results
PANJIM: V M Salgaocar College of Law has announced the results of LLB (five year course) entrance examination held on June 14. Those students whose names appear on the selection list put up on the college notice board are required to submit their application for admission alongwith testimonials and fess on June 28 and 29 at the college office between 10 am and 12.30 pm, failing which the candidates on the waiting list will be considered.
Vipassana meditation course
PANJIM: Goa Vipassana Samiti will organise a day-long course in South Goa on June 17 and every third Sunday between 10 am and 4 pm at the Office of Jan Ugahi, 5th floor, Flat No14, Vikrant Building, Malbhat, Margao. For details, contact Bernie on 9850457636 / 9420165865 or 2738690 / 2737167 / 2786767.
Free yoga classes at Sada temple
VASCO: Patanjali Yog Samiti will organise free yoga classes at Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple, Headland Sada, from June 17 from 5 am to 6.30 am. The classes are free for all those who are interested in benefiting from the classes, stated the press note. For details and registration, contact Damodar Govekar on 7507771268.
Sikkim University setting standards for distance education
PANJIM: Sikkim Manipal University’s distance learning institution- SMU-DE, has been offering distance learning programmes in various streams for more than a decade, now. It offers 77 courses across 11 disciplines. The 725+ authorized learning centers of the university spread across 310 towns in the country is bolstered by the university’s technology platform (EduNxt), which has cut across frontiers to reach out to greater number of students both in India and abroad. SMU-DE has more than 4 lakh students from various disciplines and, EduNxt at present, supports over 1,70,000 students across 25 countries for over 700 subjects. The university has 6,500 qualified mentors and over 65 core faculty members. The university also offers Vidyadeep scholarship to 1600 meritorious students every year. As one of the largest private players in the distance education space, SMU-DE has revolutionized the principle and expanded the premise of distance education. The university has strengthened the workable parameters of distance learning by using the technological medium to reach out to its students.
SSC, HSSC toppers from Canacona to be felicited
CANACONA: Students who have topped in SSC and HSSC examinations in Canacona taluka will be felicitated by Sports and Tribal Welfare Minister Ramesh Tawadkar. Stating this, Shri Mallikarjun Vidhyala Acting Headmaster Nelvyn Fernandes also mentioned that Centro Promoter de Instrucao (CPI), the parent body of Shri Mallikarjun Vidyalaya, will organise its annual prize distribution ceremony in the school premises on Saturday. Meanwhile, St Theresa of Jesus High School at Chaudi secured a pass percentage of 60%, with 27 of the 45 students passing in their exams.
Art of living course in Mapusa
PANJIM: Art of living course will be held in Mapusa from June 16 to 20 between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm. The following techniques are taught at the course: sudarshan kriya, pranayam, yogasanas, meditations and spiritual knowledge. This course helps in achieving healthy body, peaceful mind and stress free life. The course will be held at Vaze hall, above Navtara hotel, Mapusa. Those above 19 years can register for the course. For registration and details, contact Ganesh Zantye on 9326123654 and 9421194343.
Bewin tops at Fr Agnel’s in SSC
PANJIM: Bewin Gonsalves stood first among other students from Fr Agnel High School, Pilar and secured 72.8 per cent in SCC exam held in April, 2012. Bewin hails from Zuari, Goa Velha. Edwin Gonsalves, father of Bewin says that despite all the difficulties and ups & downs in his family, he gives the best to his son.
Pizza festival at Cidade de Goa
PANJIM: Cidade de Goa’s Café Azul will host a ‘Festival of Pizza and Pasta’ from June 15 to 24, from 12.30 noon to 11 pm. Pizzas cooked in a special wood fired oven with a international choice of Salmone (Smoked Salmon, Capers and Basil Leaves), Ciopolle (Onion, anchovy and Black olives), to Goan fusion like Cafreal (Coriander seared chicken cubes with glazed onion) to Pepperoni (Pepperoni pork and Roasted Garlic) along with a complimentary glass of cheer will be served to the guests. Pizza desserts like Fig and Pecan (fig soaked in Maple syrup with pecan nuts) Chocolate Surprise (Loaded with Dark chocolate and Marshmallow) will also be available. For details contact 2454545.
Sesa Goa building community hall at Neturlim
PANJIM: Sesa Goa Limited has laid the foundation stone for a community hall at Neturlim and also inaugurated the Vedanta Vocational Training Centre and Gerbera Polyhouse Project. The chief guest for the function was Advocate General Atmaram N S Nadkarni. Also present on the occasion were Subhash Phaldesai, MLA – Sanguem; Vasu M Gaonkar, former MLA, Sanguem; Navnath Naik, ZP member, Rivona; Shashikant Gaonkar, sarpanch, VP Neturlim; and Mahesh Patil, Associate Vice President – HSEC, Sesa Goa Ltd. On occasion Atmaram Nadkarni appreciated efforts of Sesa Goa Limited for its community development initiative. He also congratulated the team of Sesa Goa Ltd for taking such initiative in remote areas like Netraulim and Wade.
Khola youth club house opened
PANJIM: The newly constructed club house of Sateri youth club at Khola was inaugurated by Quepem MLA Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar. On the occasion, Kavlekar assured to provide the club playground provided land is made available. The function was attended by Sarpanch Anant Velip, Deputy Sarpanch Vinita Naik, Jairam Velip and Panch Guru Velip and former panch Prabhakar Vaiz. Sugun Talilkar welcomed and ShambuVaiz thanked.
Hotel Fidalgo, Big FM to jointly host shopping festival
PANJIM: Big FM and Hotel Fidalgo have jointly organised 18th June Shopping Festival from June 16 to 18, on 18th June Road, Panjim. The concept of the shopping festival was conceived by Vivek Pathiyan (Vice President, Hotel Fidalgo) way back in 2009 when he first came to Goa. 18th June being a memorable day for Goa, Pathiyan saw this as an opportunity to attract locals and tourists to the 18th June Road by way of this shopping festival. The festival will extend to over 100 shops and restaurants, located on 18th June Road and off 18th June Road. People visiting the road will get shopping schemes and discounts being offered by all participating establishments. Besides, there will be entertainment with RJs going live from 18th June Road. RJs will also engage people in to spot games, giving them an opportunity to win free shopping vouchers and prizes. In addition, there will be an ‘Entertainment Corner’ at Hotel Fidalgo featuring live auditions of the Karaoke singing competition, with grand finale being held on June 18 at Hotel Fidalgo.
Mining traffic banned in Quepem, Sanguem, Dharbandora
MARGAO: South Goa district Collector, N D Agrawal has said that movement of mining trucks in the three talukas of Quepem, Sanguem and Dharbandora have been banned keeping in mind the hardships faced by the villagers and school going children. Agrawal told Herald that the order banning the movement of mining traffic, including, trucks and tippers during rainy season has come into effect and would remain in force till September in the three talukas. “The Quepem police station has informed that due to transportation of iron ore during rainy season, the people face a lot of problems. The road becomes slippery on account of a dirty mud and iron ore particles, causing inconveniences to school going children, two-wheeler riders and local villagers. Further, the police apprehended the fear of accidents and felt that ore transportation during rainy season pose danger to the safety of the people”, the Order said.
Two remanded to 10 days in police custody over death of Navelim local
MARGAO: The Maina-Curtorim police have placed under arrest two persons in connection with the mysterious death of Vincy Barretto, a resident of Mandopa-Navelim. Police inspector Gurudas Kadam informed that Maruti Poojary and Ganesh have been arrested in connection with Vincy’s murder. The duo has been remanded to 10 days police custody by the local court. PI Kadam said the police have recovered the clothes worn by the deceased at the time of his death, besides a slipper. Replying to a question, he said the police are investigating into the exact motive behind the murder.
Decomposed body recovered
MARGAO: Margao police on Friday recovered a highly decomposed body of a man from the River Sal near the Telaulim-Varca bridge. Police said the body was highly decomposed resulting in the disintegration of the legs, hands and head from the body. An election card found on the person of the deceased revealed he is a resident of Cavelossim, who had gone missing from his residence.
MMC demolishes illegal structures at Calconda
MARGAO: The Margao Municipal Council on Friday razed down a structure at Calconda area of the city. A team of MMC workers led by Assistant Engineer Deepak Dessai executed the demolition order of the Chief Officer this morning. A strong posse of policemen was deployed at the spot as a precautionary measure.
Car used in Cuncolim bar owner assault attached
MARGAO: Cuncolim police has attached the car used in the assault on the bar owner at Cuncolim bus stand. PI Raju Raut Dessai informed that the Wagon R has been attached by the police in connection with the incident. He said that accused Darson has been remanded to seven days police custody by police, while his accused brother Taiwan is convalescing at the Apollo Victor hospital. The remaining two unknown accused are still at large.
Navelim school ex-students meeting
MARGAO: Perpetualites Past Pupils Association, ex-students of Perpetual Succour Convent High School Navelim, will have their General Body meeting of members on June 17 at 4 pm in the School hall. All members of PPPA are invited for the meeting. Other ex-students who have not yet joined are requested to attend the GB meeting and join the association on the same day.
Agenda for meeting consists of Annual report of activities, presentation of Accounts of PPPA, Plan of action for the next year and AOB. The meetings will end with fellowship where the ex-students can share their experiences in their lives, stated vice-president Joseph L R Vaz.