MARGAO: The Margao police late Wednesday night nabbed the seventh accused in the dacoity case.
Acting Margao PI Gurudas Kadam informed that accused Kalandar Baba Immamsab Haigal was arrested late last night, adding “with the arrest of Kalandar, all the seven accused involved in the dacoity was stands arrested”. The police are investigating.
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CANACONA: Burglars decamped with a mobile phone and a laptop worth Rs 30,000 at Rajbag Tarir, Canacona.
In her compliant, one Boby Mahesh Naik of Rajbag Tarir told police that between 10 pm on June 26 and 7.30 am on June 27, burglars stole a mobile phone and a laptop belonging to her daughter. PSI Uday Gaude is investigating the case.
Keri man found dead
PONDA: A 54-year-old man from Karmal-Keri, Ponda, was found dead on Wednesday.
According to police, one Punaji Kerkar was brought dead at GMC Hospital in Bambolim. PSI G N Bhandari is investigating the case.
Scooter stolen at Calangute
CALANGUTE: A scooter was reported stolen at Calangute on Tuesday.
In his compliant, one Domnic D’Souza of Guirim told police that his Honda scooter (GA-03-K-9818) which was parked in the open space near Bandodkar statue at Calangute was stolen. Police is investigating the case.
Two hurt in mishap
VASCO: A motorcyclist and a pillion rider were injured when they were knocked down by a car near Chicalim Panchayat.
According to police, the accident occurred when Trevor Nunes and pillion rider Anthony Vaz, both from Sancoale, were proceeding in their Splendor motorcycle (GA-06-C-0899).
On reaching near Chicalim Panchayat, Maruti car (GA-06-A-6685), which was proceeding from Vasco towards Cortalim, while overtaking a tanker (KA-22-64010 dashed against the motorcycle, injuring Nunes and Vaz. Police is investigating the case.
Parra local dies in GMC
PORVORIM: A resident of Parra died at GMC Hospital in Bambolim on Wednesday.
According to police, one Ulhas Chavan, who was admitted in GMC Hospital, died while undergoing medical treatment. Body has been preserved in GMC morgue and PSI Gautam Salunke is investigating the case.
Cyclist knocked down
PORVORIM: A 62-year-old cyclist from Guirim was seriously injured after he was knocked down by a car near Bodgeshwar Temple, Mapusa.
According to police, the accident occurred when cyclist Amanulla Khan (62) was proceeding towards Tivim. On reaching near the Bodgeshwar Temple, Maruti car (GA-03-C-0129) dashed the bicycle, seriously injuring Khan (62).
Police arrested car driver Tanesh Talkatkar (20) from Bhovtawada-Assagao for driving in a rash and negligent manner. Police is investigating the case.
Forgery case against civic employee
MARGAO: Following a complaint lodged by Margao Municipal Chief Officer J B Bhingui, the Margao police has registered a case of forgery for the purpose of cheating against two persons, including an employee of the civic body.
Acting Margao PI Gurudas Kadam told newsmen that the Chief Officer lodged his complaint stating that a salary certificate in the name of civic worker Subhash Chari was submitted to the Margao Urban Cooperative Bank for the purpose of obtaining loan for one Salvador D’Souza. He said the Chief Officer has maintained that his office had never issue the salary certificate and has requested the Margao police to investigate the matter.
PI Kadam said that the police has registered a case of forgery for the purpose of cheating against both Subhash Chari and Salvador. The police are investigating.
SBI to celebrate Bank Day
PANJIM: State Bank of India will celebrate Bank Day on July 1. As a part of these celebrations, the bank has been providing fans to schools all over the country. State Bank of India, commercial branch Panjim provided 10 ceiling fans to Our Lady of Remedies High School, Nerul. The function was attended by Deputy General Manager (Zonal Office) D Indu Sekhar, and Assistant General Manager (Panjim commercial branch) K S Marathe,
Gappa Goshit to feature Kirkire
PANJIM: Sesa Gappa Goshti, a monthly programme, will feature a prominent lyricist, singer and actor Swanand Kirkire on June 30 at Museum Hall, Patto-Panjim at 6 pm. He shall be interviewed by Dr Ajay Vaidya.
Entrance exam training classes
PANJIM: Know-IT, an organization training 11th Standard students for engineering and medical entrance examinations will begin classes in Margao and Ponda from July 2. Know-IT, Pune, began training activities in Goa in 2011 at Margao and Canacona. They have been running this in Maharashtra since the last 5 years and many students have secured seats in IIT’s & NITs. The classes will be at Margao: Damodar Science Junior College; Ponda: GVM Higher Secondary School. Interested may call on 8308834299 or 9552502464 for admissions or visit the office at 15A, 1st Floor, Commerce House, Below MICE Computer Institute, Margao – 403601, Email: email@example.com
Sao Joao at Paradise Resort
PANJIM: The Paradise Village Resort, Calangute will organise San Joao weekend from June 30 to July 1. San Joao marks the commencement of the monsoons and is dedicated to St John the Baptist. There will be many different games like copel contest, big splash, tug of war in the pool, breaking of coconut etc. The weekend offer: overnight stay, inclusive of dinner on June 30 and breakfast and lunch, high tea on July 1, to enjoy the San Joao feast of traditional Goan delicacies and the use of swimming pool. Day offer: Full day entertainment and fun offer from 10 am onwards on Sunday, July 1: band in attendance JUS LEO and ZIE and DJ Melvin, with mood setter Paully. For reservations contact: Paradise Village Resort, Calangute beach or call on 0832-2276351 to 54.
Karaoke enthusiasts entertain Vascoites
PANJIM: A unique gathering of Karaoke enthusiasts from various parts of Goa sharing their talent on facebook group "Goa-India Karaoke group" converged in Vasco to share a Karaoke session promoted by C-LIBZ. The session enlightened the use of digital Karaoke equipment without making use of any musical instruments to sing melodies by syncing with the lyrics displayed on the screen to the accompaniment of music. Founder member of Goa-India Karaoke group S Fernandes candidly shared his views that the objective of his group is to encourage people to sing. The objective of the group is not just to achieve fame or celebrity status, but to help people to overcome their stress. Karaoke is an exercise to negate the unavoidable ill effects on health created due to the innumerable inconsistencies, he said. On the occasion, the participants Sudin Ghanekar, Cynthia Rosario Shyamalan, Rajashree Ghanekar, A G Dalvi, Nirmesh Tyagi, Rahul Shinde, Cyril Dias, Prakash Kotgi, Young Figueiredo and S Fernandes entertained the gathering of music lovers with lilting melodies in Konkani, Hindi, Marathi and English.
Rainomania on Sunday
PANJIM: Rainomania is a rain party conducted by a group of young enthusiastic boys from different parts of Goa who will come together to put all things required to make the event a success. Rainomania will be held on July 1 at Sun City Resort, Baga from 12 pm onwards.
Rainomania is a party where music is provided by bands, DJs and live performances. The main organizers are Rani, Parekh and Richard Rebello. For enquiries, contact 9960326096.
Aldona civic forum meeting
PANJIM: The Aldona Civic and Consumer Forum will be holding its monthly meeting on June 30 at 4.30 pm at the St Thomas Girls High School. The meeting would discuss PDS, road safety, tobacco control and legal literacy.
POWER SHUT DOWN
TIVIM: From 9.30 am to 5.30 pm at Cansa, Volvonem, Poira, Sikeri, Limathod, Tivim panchayat office, St Anna Colony, Dhanva, Auchutwado, Major Bakery, Madel Damade and surrounding areas.
Fire fighting seminar held
PANJIM: Government ITI, Margao in collaboration with Mangalore Institute of Fire & Safety Engineering (MIFSE), Hubli, organized a ‘Fire and Safety’ seminar for the trainees of the Institute. The seminar was conducted by Aziz Ahmed, Safety Trainer & Consultant for MIFSE who delivered a lecture on fire & safety measures and later gave a live demonstration on how to use fire fighting equipments. More than 300 trainees participated in the seminar. ITIPrincipal Edwin Fernandes thanked MIFSE for the seminar.
Programme against drug abuse at Vasco
VASCO: Vasco Excise department will organize an awareness programme on ‘Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking’ for the benefit of the students’ community of Vasco. The function will be held at St Andrew’s Higher Secondary School on June 29 at 3.30 pm, states the press note.
Konkani book to be released
PANJIM: Goa Konkani Akademi (GKA) in joint collaboration with Directorate of Art and Culture, Panjim will organise a book release function on July 4 at 5.30 pm at Multipurpose Hall, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panjim. ‘Hav Aso Ghadalo’, the book is a Konkani translation of original Marathi biography written by Dr Bhalchandra Munngekar, MP Rajya Sabha and ex-member of Central Planning Commission and Ex-Chancellor of Mumbai University and also a member of ST Welfare Committee. The book is translated in Konkani by writer Hema Nayak. Speaker Rajendra Arlekar will be the chief guest for the function. Adv Shantaram Nayak, Rajya Sabha MP will be the special invitee for the function. Noted critic Prof Bhushan Bhave will speak about the book. Naguesh Karmali, executive member of GKA will be delivering the welcome speech and Prasad Lolieyekar, Director, Art and Culture will extend the vote of thanks. Pundalik Naik, GKA President will preside over the function while GKA executive committee member Purnanand Chari will compere.
Natyasangeet on Sunday
PANJIM: Directorate of Arts and Culture will organise a natyasangeet on July 1 from 4.30 pm onwards at Goa State Museum Hall, Panjim on the occasion of birth anniversary of late Shripadbua Nevrekar. Late Shripadbua Nevrekar was a versatile natyasangeet and theatrical personality from Goa. Last year was the birth centenary of this great man. The renowned artists in the field of Marathi Sangeet natak Kirti Shiledar and Ramdas Kamat alongwith well-known Goan artists Prachala Amonkar and Nilesh Shinde will perform natya sangeet of the music plays late Nevrekar acted in. Minister for Art and Culture Dayanand Mandrekar will be the chief guest.
Govt offers incentives for joining armed forces
PANJIM: To encourage Goan youth to join the armed forces, the government has introduced a monetary incentive scheme. Under this scheme Rs 1,00,000 will be provided to the Goan youth who is commissioned in the armed forces through Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as a Permanent Commissioned Officer. Similarly Rs 50,000 to the Goan youth who is commissioned in the armed forces through UPSC as Short Service Commissioned Officer and Rs 25,000 to the Goan youth who join armed forces in any rank below Commissioned Officer. This scheme is also applicable to the Goan youth who is commissioned in the armed forces through NCC entry schemes. For details, contact secretary, Department of Sainik Welfare, Collectorate Building, Panjim.
Photo IDs essential in hotels, guest houses
PANJIM: The District Magistrate, North Goa has ordered the owners or managements of all hotels, lodging and boarding, private guest houses, paying guest accommodation of all religious bodies, not allow any visitor/guest to check in without providing any photo identity proof such as smart card, election card, employment card, ATM card or any other photo identity card issued by recognised authorities and the in-charge of such accommodation shall provide all such information for inspection to the police authorities. This order comes into force from June 29, and shall be effective for a period of 60 days upto August 28, (both days inclusive) unless withdrawn earlier, says an official press release.
Admissions to PG in Guidance & Counselling
PANJIM: The prospectus for the Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling (PGDGC), affiliated to Goa University, are available at Nirmala Institute office, Panjim. The course has a wide scope in the field of education, health, family service and other NGOs, states the press note. The last date to receive forms is July 2. For details, contact the office on 2225633 during office hours.
Blood donation camp at Cuncolim
MARGAO: Utth Kukalkar Sanghatana will organize a voluntary blood donation camp on June 30, 9 am onwards, at the Cuncolim KTC bus stand premises. Sanghatana President Prajyot Desai has appealed the people, especially the youth to be a part of the noble cause by donating blood. For any info call Vice president-Viraj Dessai on (9765256202).
Assolna club sponsors notebooks to needy
MARGAO: Youth Welfare & Sports Club, Passagem-Assolna has sponsored notebooks and drawing books to the needy students of Regina Martyrum high school, Assolna as part of the golden jubilee year of the club.
Regina Martyrum high school president Fr Lucio Dias has praised the efforts and hard work put in by the Club over the years and appreciated the idea of club president Jackson Fernandes for sponsoring books for the school students.
Sanatan to observe Guru Poornima
PANJIM: The Sanatan Sanstha, a right wing Hindu organisation will observe Guru Poornima, on July 2 at seven places to keep up the guru tradition of “Indian culture”. “We have this radiant history of guru–disciple tradition before us. In order to commemorate this tradition and follow the same, ‘Gurupournima’ is going to be celebrated on behalf of Sanatan Sanstha and other spiritual organisations at 131 places all over India. This mahotsav is going to be held in Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, English, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam languages across India,” Parshuram Prabhudesai organiser of Sanatan Santha’s Gurupournima mahotsav said. In Goa Gurupournima is going to be celebrated at Sree Mahalaxmi Devasthan Hall, Panjim; Sree Sateri Prekshagruha, Khorlim, Mapusa; Shivasmruti Khedekar Hall, Harvale, Sakhali; Sanatan Ashram, Ramnathi, Ponda; Sree Vitthal Rakhumai Mandir, Baina, Vasco and Narcinva Damodar Nayak Hall, Pajifond, Margao from 4 pm to 7pm. Also Gurupournima Mahotsav is going to be celebrated at Sree Parashuram Hall, Poigin, Canacona from 3pm to 6pm. The celebration will commence by offering puja to the picture of Bhaktaraj Maharaj followed by telecast of a short film based on religious acts and a small play. Also present for the press conference were Sangam Borkar, prasarsevak of Sanatan Santha of Goa State and Tulsidas Ganjekar co-ordinator of Sakhali Gurupournima.
Luciano Dias to feature at TAG programme
PANJIM: Tiatr Academy of Goa’s (TAG) monthly programme ‘Kolakarak Bhett’ – Meet the Artiste will be held on June 29 at 4.45 pm at Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The programme will feature Luciano Dias.