PANJIM: After having tasted sweet success with her maiden Konkani film, ‘Pearl’, Annie Quadros, known as the pearl of the Konkani stage, is all set to release her second Konkani film, ‘Pearl 2’ on September 4 at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao.
‘Pearl 2’ is continuation of Annie’s first film ‘Pearl’ and takes off from where the first film ended. In the final frame of the film ‘Pearl’
(Part I), the main character Ashley leaves for Dubai after a painful experience. The story of ‘Pearl 2’ begins from there onwards after a time gap of five years thereafter. The entire plot of this film is totally linked to the first one and the continuity is maintained to hold the attention of the viewer from the first frame to the very last.
The producer is keeping the cards close to her chest and is in no mind to spell out the story beyond this as she has taken great pains to ensure a qualitative presentation. Every minute detail from selecting the outdoor locations to the musical score and costumes as well as the artistes have been personally selected and directed by Annie including the editing and dubbing process in the studios. A trailer of the movie is already circulating on the Facebook among friends.
The film has five songs picturized at beautiful outdoor locations and the music for the film and songs is provided by Goa’s music sensation Norman Cardozo. The lyrics for the songs are penned by Prince Jacob, DJ Kim, and Jr Reagan and the photography is by Joywin Fernandes.
After premiering at Ravindra Bhavan, the producer has plans to screen the same in other towns before its release on a DVD format later in November 2012.
Sattari man goes missing
BANDORA: A 40-year-old newly married man from Vante-Sattari has been reported missing while he and his wife were travelling in a bus from Ponda to Margao.
According to Ponda Police, the incident took place on August 30 when Santosh Gaude and his wife, who were married on June 5, were proceeding from Vante to a relative’s house at Canacona.
In her missing complaint, Sakshi informed Ponda police that Santosh’s brother had dropped them at Tisk-Usgao and the couple later boarded a bus to proceed to Ponda.
The couple stopped at Ponda for a while and later left for Margao in another bus.
Sakshi last recalled seeing Santosh in the bus as the vehicle went past Borim.
She then reported the matter to another relative and the family members began an extensive search for Santosh.
When all efforts to locate Santosh failed, Sakshi filed a missing complaint with Ponda police.
Two charged for assaulting boy
VASCO: Two persons have been booked on charges of assaulting a boy at Varunapuri-Vasco.
In a police complaint, one Purandas Mirajkar has stated that two persons, both from DCRA colony at Varunapuri, pulled his son, Nikit, in a jeep and assaulted him, besides threatening him with dire consequences.
Police has registered the case and is investigating the motive behind the incident.
Residents clarify on open space
VASCO: Denying reports of having complained about an open space at Vidyanagar-Sancoale, the Airways Primary School (APS) claimed that residents of Airways Housing Colony (AHC) had instead raised the issue against the Sancoale panchayat.
Responding to claims that locals were at loggerheads with APS for eyeing a chapel property, APS clarified in a press note that residents of AHC had demanded a passage through the open space meant for people of Sancoale and Dabolim.
The APS added that the panchayat had enclosed the open space by erecting a fence.
However when contacted, most residents of AHC were not in favour of constructing a road through the chapel property.
Many of them admit that the property belongs to the chapel and do not want to enter into a confrontation with other residents in the area.
One held for assault
BICHOLIM: A native of Gujarat residing at Bicholim has been arrested on charges of assaulting a man at Muslimwadda-Bicholim.
In his complaint, Ajay Naik told Bicholim police that he was proceeding from Muslimwadda towards Bordem-Bicholim on his scooter when he was stopped by the accused Sanjay Shah.
Shah is accused of assaulting and injuring Naik following a dispute over balance payment of a work undertaken by Shah.
Dr Kunal Chari Transferred
PORVORIM: The State government has transferred Dr Kunal Chari, medical officer at the North District Hospital, Mapusa, to the Sanquelim Primary Health Centre, in public interest and with immediate effect, states a notification issued by Additional Secretary (Health) D G Sardessai.
American Heart Foundation Shifted
PORVORIM: The Goa American Heart Foundation, which was earlier located at Porvorim, has now shifted its activities to Menezes Polyclinic at Altinho-Panjim.
Patients planning to avail of facilities at the Goa American Heart Foundation are requested to contact Julia (Ph: 9561362353 or 2422893) for appointments, states a press note issued here.
PANJIM: Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers has announced a grand jewellery exhibition-cum-sale on September 7, 8, 9 and 10 on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi at its showroom located on the ground floor, shop No. 6, Vagle Vision, 18th June Road, here. The exhibition will feature sparkling gold, diamond and silver jewellery with a special Ganesh Chaturthi collection. The inauguration will take place at the hands of Mayor of the Corporation of the City of Panjim Vaidehi Naik on September 7 2012 at 11am.
Marathi film premiere
PANJIM: The premiere of No Entry… Pudhe Dhoka Aahe will take place on Wednesday, September 5, at Kala Academy’s Dinanath Mangeshkar Auditorium, here, at 6.30 pm. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest on the occasion. Also in attendance will be the film’s star cast. Bollywood diva Sridevi is also expected to make an appearance. The film is a Marathi remake of Boney Kapoor’s blockbuster hit No Entry and is produced by Premnath Rajagopalan and Nikhil Saini of Underground Films Pvt. Ltd., while Vinsan World has handled the production design of this film. Entry for the premier is by pass only. Some passes will be available at Kala Academy, Campal, here.
TAG’s song and music awards
PANJIM: Tiatr Academy of Goa will present its Konkani Song & Music Awards on September 7 at 4.30 pm at the Conference Hall, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Minister for Art & Culture Dayanand Mandrekar will be the chief guest on the occasion.
Every year, TAG presents these awards for song and music that is produced in large numbers in audio CD forms. In all, 26 audio CD albums of Konkani songs produced between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, competed in the competition.
This year since there were no sufficient entries for the child male singer and child female singer category, there will be no awards in this category.
All the awards were judged by Eric Ozario and Fr Bernard Cota while the awards for lyrics were judged by Tomazinho Cardozo. At the awards function, well-known saxophonist Aggie Santana will perform. The function is open to the public.
Police urged to be soft on kids
PANJIM: Renowned Psychiatrist from Mumbai Dr Harish Shetty has emphasized that no child is born a criminal and called upon the police to be more patient and thoughtful while dealing with children in conflict with the law. Dr Shetty was speaking as a resource person during a workshop on ‘Communicating with Children: Child Friendly Police’ recently.
He pointed out the importance of being non-judgmental when communicating with children and emphasized on the danger of pressurizing a child to speak fast and jump to hasty conclusions. He also gave examples to show that hitting a child was easy, but talking went deeper. During the inaugural function of the workshop Superintendent of Police, Crime Branch, Dr O P Mishra, who was the chief guest, said that police officers need to have a separate yardstick while dealing with children.
The workshop was jointly organized by Children’s Rights in Goa and the Goa Police – Crime Branch at Altinho, here. On the occasion, a chart and brochure on child friendly protocols was released at the hands of Dr Mishra. The workshop was supported by You (CRY), and KUONI.
Chapati maker exhibition
PANJIM: Kawachi Group Company has made life easy for housewives by introducing its innovative chapati-making machine. The same is on display at an exhibition organized by the company Manvins Hotel, near Church Square, here and Ranghavi Building, 2nd Floor, HDFC Bank, Near Municipal Office, Margao. Free demonstrations of the machine are being arranged for those interested. A company official said the exhibition has so far received a very good response and they were looking at a very good sale of the machine. Meanwhile, the company has also announced free dough-making machine along with the chapatti maker. But this offer will be available till sticks last. The chapatti maker is priced at Rs 1,590.
CME on nutrition on Sept 6
PANJIM: The Department of Pathology, Goa Medical College, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Cytologists and the Goa College of Home Science is organising a CME (Continuing Medical Education) Programme on Nutrition and Diet in Lifestyle diseases on September 6 at 3 pm in the Pathology Department Seminar Room. The faculty includes Dr Edwin Gomes, Professor and Head of Medicine Department, GMC. The CME will be chaired by Dr R G Wiseman Pinto. The topics to be covered include Nutrition and Diet in Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Diseases, Anemia and Cancer. The CME is coordinated by Dr Wiseman Pinto, Ms Rajal K. Shinkre, and Ms Gauri U Parob.
Seraulim double murder: Contractor traced
MARGAO: The Colva police investigating the gruesome double murder in Seraulim have traced the labour contractor who has been identified as Suyakant Santam Kodkode, alias Damor, who had supplied the three labourers to Santan Carvalho.
It may be recalled that two labourers who were later identified as Rajesh and Ramesh were found murdered in the farm of Carvalho on August 1 while a third labourer who was in the company of the two deceased disappeared. The labour contractor is believed to have informed that he is unaware of the name of the third labourer, but has promised the police he will try to trace him. Police have exuded confidence of achieving a breakthrough after interrogating the third labourer.
One arrested in cheating case
MARGAO: Rehan Usman Sheik, 39, resident of Mira Road, Thana, Mumbai who was wanted in a cheating case, was arrested and brought to Goa by the Margao police team. He has been remanded to four days police custody.
The police acted on a complaint lodged by Michael D’Melo, Mapari Audy Plaza, Erasmo Carvalho Street, Margao, stating that Sheik, proprietor of M/s Rickzon Manpower Consultant & Trade Centre, Shantinagar, Sector 2, Mira road, Thana, had allegedly duped him of Rs 1.92 lakh.
The complainant stated that the alleged accuse in the month of January 2012 collected cash from him and 19 other youth, total amounting to Rs 14.28 lakh, on the pretext of arranging job/employment in Saudi Arabia and Dubai. Police said that statements of four youth including the complainant have been recorded.
Charges framed in rape case
MARGAO: South Goa Additional Sessions Judge, Vijaya D Pol, on Monday framed charges against accused Cipriano C D’souza, 25, resident of Deulwado, Korgao, Pernem, in a case of rape. Trial in the matter will now commence from October 3. The state is represented by public prosecutor Subhash Dessai.
It may be recalled that a Badlapur, Mumbai-based 23-year-old girl had lodged a complaint with Colva police on July 24, 2011, stating that the accused had developed friendship with her. She stated he called her Goa where he allegedly raped her between May 5, 2011 and June 1, 2011 on the pretext of marrying her.
St Cruz panchayats elect co-opted members
MERCES: Three panchayats in St Cruz constituency – Chimbel, Merces and Santa Cruz – elected its co-opted members at special meetings in respective panchayat offices on Monday.
In Santa Cruz Panchayat Santosh Nipanikar was the lone candidate to file nomination and hence was declared elected unopposed. The Presiding Officer was Vency Fernandes who was assisted by Secretary Babu Naik. In Merces too, Umesh Govind Parsekar was elected unopposed as he was the only candidate to file nomination. Here Mardolkar was the presiding officer and he was assisted by Secretary Anil Dhumaskar. However, drama unfolded in Chimbel Panchayat with three candidates, Rajesh Signapurkar, Ramlu Kare and Adam Utikuri, entering the fray. But during scrutiny, Ramlu and Adam were disqualified for apparently not producing SC certificates issued by competent authorities. It is learnt that Ramlu and Adam produced SC certificates issued by authorities from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh respectively.
Interestingly, Ramlu had served as co-opted member during the last term and on this ground, he tried to protest with presiding officer Swapnil Nagarsekar, who, however, stood firm and directed the aggrieved party to approach the concerned authorities to challenge his decision.
Later, Rajesh Signapurkar, being the lone nominee left in the fray, was declared elected unopposed.