Crime Branch seeks reply for Info director on Nadkarni
PANJIM: In its ongoing inquiry into a complaint against Pandurang Nadkarni who is alleged to have falsely inflated his CV, while filing an application for the post of State Information Commissioner, the Crime Branch Wednesday sought comments from the Director of Information in this regard. Earlier, the government issued a notice to Nadkarni seeking an explanation from him regarding the alleged distortions and false claims made by him in the bio-data submitted for the SIC post. Advocate Aires Rodrigues had objected to Nadkarni’s
selection as the SIC. He had also complained to Goa Governor B V Wanchoo that Nadkarni did not have the required knowledge and experience of law and that he had also falsified his bio-data by inflating it with wrong claims. Nadkarni is also accused of falsifying claims that he was a member of the Local Managing committee of S S Dempo College of Commerce and Economics from 1996 to date and that he was currently a Member of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Board.
Police files criminal case against tourist for not returning bike
PANJIM: Panjim police have registered a criminal case against a domestic tourist for not returning a two-wheeler, which he had rented for sightseeing, while on a visit to the State. Chandrakant Krishna Gawas, a resident of Dona Paula, complained that on June 27, Venkatraya Chawali M from Andhra Pradesh, rented a motorbike with registration number GA-03-K-4418 but did not return it. Police are verifying the complaint and looking out for the accused based on the details provided by the complainant. A case under section 406 (criminal breach of trust) of IPC has been registered against the accused.
Burglars strike office at Panjim
PANJIM: Unidentified persons decamped with Rs 3.14 lakh cash, from a private office located at the Durga Chambers, along 18th June Road, on Tuesday evening. Gaurang Suctankar complained to Panjim police that unknown persons forcibly opened the sliding aluminium window panels of his office and broke open the table drawers of his account executive and customer relation executive and decamped with the cash. Police have registered an offence and investigation is underway.
Shripad admitted in GMC
OLD GOA: North Goa MP Shripad Naik took ill on Tuesday night and was admitted in Goa Medical College hospital at Bambolim. Speaking to Herald, GMC Medical Superintendent Dr Rajan Kuncolienkar said Naik was admitted at GMC hospital on Tuesday night following blood pressure related problems. “The MP is fine now and he will be discharged on Thursday morning,” informed Dr Kuncolienkar. When contacted, the MP’s son, Siddesh Naik, told Herald that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, besides most ministers and many MLAs called on his father at the hospital, to enquire about his health and to wish him a speedy recovery.
KRC commissions new railway station at Loliem
MARGAO: The Konkan Railway Corporation has commissioned a new railway station at Loliem in Canacona taluka. KRC Sr PRO Baban Ghatge told newsmen that opening of the station would help commuters from the village to travel by train. He said the Margao-Mangalore train and the Karwar DMU will make a one minute halt at the Loliem station everyday. “The KRC has commissioned the new station at Loliem between Canacona and Asnoti railway stations. The station has been opened for passengers traffic from June 10. We request the passengers and villages of Loliem and surrounding areas to avail the train facility”, he added.
‘Flooding at Khareband due to clogged nullah’
MARGAO: BJP Margao unit President Chandan Naik has said that flooding witnesses in the Khareband area of the city was not because of heavy rains, but on account of clogging of the nullah connecting the River Sal. Besides, he said that the unwanted filling of fields, including a pond, also contributed to the flooding. Chandan appreciated the outstanding response from South Goa Collector N. D. Agarwal and his team for attending to the SOS call and vigorously conducting the rescue operation at Khareband late last night. Navin Raikar appealed to the authorities to identify flood prone areas in Margao and compile data relating to previous disasters for immediate relief and rescue activities in future.
Carambolim woman ends life
OLD GOA: A 25-year-old woman from Carambolim allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence on Tuesday.
According to police, one Yalpa Gohel committed suicide by hanging herself with the help of dupatta to a ceiling fan in her bedroom. The body has been preserved at GMC morgue in Bambolim.
Police further informed that since the death has occurred within 7 years of marriage, the case has been handed over to SDM Panjim.
Bihar native found dead at Marcaim
PONDA: A 40-year-old labourer from Bihar was found dead on Tuesday.
According to police, one Talu Kumar, who was taken for medical treatment in PHC Marcaim, was declared dead and PSI G N Bhandari is investigating the case.
One more held in Calangute murder case
CALANGUTE: Calangute Police on Tuesday arrested another accused in the Jharkhand native murder case at Calangute.
Calangute Police arrested Vinayak Simepuruskar of Nerul on charges of being involved in the murder of Sunil Avtaar Dungdung of Jharkhand in April 2011.
Police said the accused was absconding since the murder of Jharkhand native. PI Nolasco Raposo and his team arrested Vinayak at Candolim.
Calangute Police have so far nabbed seven persons in the murder case and PI Nolasco Raposo is investigating the case.
Car stolen from parking place at Vasco
VASCO: A car belonging to a bank manger was reported stolen from a parking place in Vasco.
In his complaint, Prakash Adiga of Adarsha Nagar, Chicalim, told police that unknown person stole his Maruti car (KA-03-MA-3119) from an open parking place between June 9 and 10. ASI V Dessai is investigating the case.
Goods stolen from hotel room at Calangute
CALANGUTE: Burglars decamped with goods worth Rs 1.24 lakh from a hotel room at Porba Vaddo, Calangute, on Tuesday.
In his complaint, one T Samir Datta of Hyderabad told Calangute Police that his valuables were stolen from their hotel room while he and his three other friends were fast asleep.
Calangute Police have registered an offence against unknown persons for theft of valuables including two IPods, a gold chain and cash of Rs 7,000, all worth Rs 1.24 lakh. PSI Melson Colaco is investigating the case.
Car stolen from petrol pump at Porvorim
PORVORIM: A car was reported stolen from a petrol pump at Porvorim.
In his complaint, one Devanand Shirodkar (31) of Cumbarjua stated that on June 16, unknown person stole his Accent car (GA-05-B-1121) by using duplicate key. PSI Vinayak Patil is investigating the case.
Pedestrian knocked down by motorcycle at Karaswada
PORVORIM: A 32-year-old pedestrian from Indira Nagar, Karaswadda-Mapusa, was injured after he was knocked down by a motorcycle at Karaswada.
According to police, one Razak Hassan Makandar was walking along the road when a motorcycle (GA-03-A-3147) knocked him down, causing him injuries.
Police have arrested motorcycle rider Shailesh Arjun Malik of Hansapur-Pernem for rash and negligent driving. Head Constable A K Pandrekar is investigating the case.
Saligao resident ends life
CALANGUTE: A 66-year-old man from Nigvaddo-Saligao allegedly committed suicide at his residence on Wednesday. According to Calangute Police, one Joaquim Caitan Fernandes committed suicide by hanging himself to the rafter in his room. His body has been preserved at GMC morgue at Bambolim and PSI Harish Gauns is investigating the case.
PANAJI: From 9 am to 5 pm. Areas affected are Polytechnic quarters, Polytechnic extension wing, Doordarshan quarters, Factories and Boilers, Ganesh Prasad, Varun Co-op Housing Society and surrounding areas of Altinho, Panjim.
MOIRA: From 9 am to 2 pm. Areas affected are Nachinola, Moira, Ucassaim and Bastora Panchayat areas.
RIBANDAR: From 9.30 am to 3 pm. Areas affected are Alto Fondvem, near PWD water tank, Old GMC and Management College, Police out Post, Diwar ferry, Part of St Pedro, Panvel, Mishel Hotel and surrounding areas of Ribandar.
Sao Joao celebrations at Vasco
VASCO: Bhutea Bhat Club (BBC) Vasco will celebrate Sao Joao festival with revellers plunging into wells of Patrong, Bhutea Bhat and Mesta Wado on June 24.
The feast signifies the Baptism of Jesus Christ and to commemorate it and to keep the tradition alive, BBC organises the festival annually with great pomp.
The revelers will offer prayers at St Sebastian Chapel at 10.30 am and later dancing to the tunes of the brass band and Zagor will proceed towards the wells of Patrong, Bhutea bhat and Mesta Wado.
This year, the procession will be lead by club general secretary Dominic Rodrigues. The club members are upbeat and enthusiastic as patron of the club Carlos Almeida has been elected as MLA of Vasco constituency and elevated to the post of chairman of KTC.
Vasco businessman Narayan (Nana) Bandekar will be the chief guest, Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida will be the guest of honour, while social worker and All Goa Fishing Boat Owners Association President Simon Pereira will be the special invitee, states the press note.
Heavy rains affect normal life in St Estevam
OLD GOA: With heavy rains lashing the State in the last two days, normal life was affected in St Estevam.
Residents of St Estevam were affected after rainwater entered their houses. They were also put to hardships due to road blockades and uprooting of trees, collapse of compound walls and water logging at various parts of the island.
Rainwater entered the houses near a hall in St Estevam. The locals accused the hall committee members of illegally dumping debris alongside the road, blocking the way for free flow of rainwater.
St Estevam Sarpanch Nolasco Menezes, who was at the site trying to clear the area from water logging, said he will write to the State Disaster Management authority asking for a solution for water logging in the area.
“The main reason for water logging was due to land-filling in paddy fields by the hall committee members. I will write to the officials of State Disaster Management to find a solution to the problem,” Menezes told Herald.
Noronha on ‘Mentor’ panel for Power of Ideas 2012
PANJIM: J M Noronha, CEO, Centre for Innovation and Business Acceleration, Verna has been selected to partner in the process of selection of some of the most promising start ups and innovations in the country through the Power of Ideas programme.
According to a press release, “The Power of Ideas 2012"- an initiative by The Economic Times in association with the Government of India's Department of Science and Technology and IIM Ahmedabad's Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship to develop a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. The programme in 2010 was immensely successful, providing mentoring support to more than 800 entrepreneurs, cash awards to more than 40 start-ups, seed funding to 15 start-ups. The program also helped start-ups raise more than 20 crore in external funding.
Noronha is member of the Expert Committee on the Department of Science and Technology, NSTEDB and was recently nominated to the Governing Council of the Indian Business Incubation Association.
Admissions open to Daddy's Home Special School
PANJIM: Daddy's Home Special School for mentally challenged and slow learners is open for admissions. Special facilities available: Academics, Occupational Therapy, Special Vocational Courses are given for free. Hostel facilities are also available for girls and boys.
Slow learners will be coached for Open School upto SSC. Vocational courses such as plumbing, cooking, tailoring, grills making, etc. will be available at the premises. Parents willing to admit their Special Children can bring their child for admission at Daddy's Home Special School, Gogol, Opp Muth, Margao, between 9.30 am to 12.00 noon, from Monday to Saturday. For details contact: Director on 275-9712.
Appeal for smooth flow of traffic in City
PANJIM: The Traffic Cell of Goa Police has appealed to all vehicle owners to allow free flow of traffic along the main arteries of the city such as 18 June Road, Dr Pissurlekar Road and Church Road and avoid congestion.
A press note issued by the Cell states that unauthorized parking and stopping of vehicles take place during the day on these roads and free movement of vehicular traffic is obstructed by vehicle users.
The communiqué says that in order to overcome traffic congestion, police officers have been especially deployed on the city roads to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the road users and pedestrians.
Further they have requested the general public to follow the traffic rules strictly and to cooperate with traffic staff deployed on the road so as to ensure that the traffic moves free and smoothly on the roads in Panjim.