PANJIM: Students of VVM’s Shree Damodar College of Commerce and Economics having backlog papers of B Com-I and III semesters and BFS/BBS I, II, III, IV and V semesters should submit the examination forms in the college office from September 6 to 14 between 9.30 am and 12 noon. Forms submitted after the stipulated date will not be accepted. Detailed notice is displayed on the college notice board.
Folk dance festival of Kalanjali
PANJIM: The management committee of Kalanjali will be organizing a folk-dance festival on September 6 at the Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, at 5 pm. Damodar (Damu) Naik, Vice Chairman of GFUDA, Chairman Ravindra Bhavan and spokesperson of BJP, will be the chief guest on the occasion.
Post-monsoon music classes
PANJIM: Solfa Music School will start a new course with a new batch for primary and pre-primary students from September 10 from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm. This course is for young students only to initiate them in music education with the help of the computer system. Singing notes and vocal activity are some of the components of this course. For more details contact the office on 9049019032 / 9881284088 or come to the school at Mapusa Clinic Hospital Building.
Order on encroachment
MARGAO: Director of Tourism Swapnil Naik has directed a resident of Utorda to remove encroachment beyond the demarcation line at Utorda, besides the structures. In his order, the Tourism director directed Filomeno Vincente Rodrigues to remove the encroachment within seven days, failing which he threatened to move under section 6 of the Goa Land (Prohibition of Construction) Act and remove the same also restore the encroached land to its original position. The order was passed on a complaint received from the village Panchayat of Majorda-Utorda-Calata dated March 24, 2010 informing that they have received a complaint from Joao C Pereira, Joao Marianho Gonsalves and Minguel Monteiro about enroachmen of the beach land. Meanwhile, the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority has on August 23, 2012 ordered Filomeno Rodrigues to demolish the permanent structures over and above those which have been approved or are having temporary licenses and restore the land to its original condition within 30 days from the date of the order.
Damu celebrates 41st birthday
PANJIM: Former Fatorda MLA and current BJP spokesperson Damu Naik celebrates his 41st birthday on Thursday. Naik, who lost the last state assembly elections, has taken the defeat in his stride and continues to work with the same zeal, even as the people of Fatorda poured in large numbers at his residence to wish him on the eve of his birthday. Samu also equally adds, “Winning and loosing an election are part of the political process but for me life in service of the people continues.”
During his tenure as MLA, Naik played a very crucial role as a member of the opposition benches raising vital issues affecting the state. An orator, Naik always had his homework done well enough to literally strip and expose the ruling benches in the Assembly.
Ponda police nab Orissa youth for thefts in temples
PONDA: Ponda Police arrested a 20-year-old youth from Orissa in connection with various temple theft cases. Police informed that one Hanumant Kumar Patra was detained on suspicion by the night patrol police late Monday. According to Ponda Police, Patra, who was residing in a rented premise in Adcolna-Banastarim, confessed to his involvement in thefts in three temples in Panjim and another at Banastarim. “During the course of interrogation, the accused confessed his involvement in various thefts in temples in Banastarim and Panjim. So far, we have recovered a DVD player which was stolen from Hanuman Temple at Banastarim,” said Ponda PI Jivba Dalvi. “We have also recovered lamps and the total cost of the items recovered is about Rs 30,000,” added Dalvi. “The DVD player was from Hanuman Temple Banastari and one Anil Gaude had filed a complaint with Ponda Police,” said Dalvi and added that the accused will be produced before JMFC Ponda on Wednesday.
Shiroda local injured in wall collapse
PONDA: A 61-year-old man from Tariwada-Shiroda was injured after the mud wall of another house collapsed on his house at Tariwada on Tuesday. According to reports, the incident occurred at about 3.45 pm, when the mud wall of the adjacent house came crashing down on Narayan Babulo Tari’s house. Tari, who was in the house at the time of the incident, was injured and was shifted to Hospicio in Margao. Ponda Police have registered the case in the incident.
Ponda local alleges foul play in brother’s drowning death
PONDA: Gurudas Gaude has raised suspicion in the death of his brother, Santosh (40), who was found dead in the Zuari River. It may be recalled that Gurudas had filed a complaint regarding the disappearance of his brother on August 30. Gurudas claimed that the information provided by Santosh’s wife was not correct and demanded that police should interrogate her on his brother’s death. Quoting a post-mortem report, Ponda PI Jivba Dalvi informed that the death was due to drowning and there were no injury marks on Santosh’s body. However, Dalvi said police will investigate the case thoroughly.
Cuncolim police nab 8 for gambling
MARGAO: Cuncolim police have arrested eight persons who were found gambling in a public place and recovered Rs 28,225 from them. Police gave the names of arrested as Salim Abdul Khalilshal and Vagish Mukhaiya of Davangiri; Anwar Khan, Meebhot Khan, Mansoor Ahmad and Abdul Khalil of Shimoga; Santosh Vilhal Ankulekar and Abdul Sattara of Ankola, who were found playing cards in open near Mahaya Transport office gallery at power house, Cuncolim. All the accused were arrested under Gambling Act and later released on bail.
Abduction, assault accused Baina local denied bail
MARGAO: Additional Session Judge Desmond D’Costa on Tuesday rejected the bail of Manuel Gracias of Kattem, Baina. Gracias along with two others on August 7 abducted, assaulted and latter left to die in a jungle at Tillari a businessman Rashiromani Yadav, 55, of Baina. Yadav who runs a restaurant at Valmiki Complex, near old power house, Baina had to pay Gracias Rs 18.1 lakh to buy a shop. On August 2 afternoon, Gracias is said to have taken Yadav in his vehicle on the pretext of signing shop documents to a city food joint. There, Gracias mixed five sleeping tablets to the coffee served to Yadav. Gracias was later joined by his colleagues Prasad Sadashiv Kubal and Mani, both from Baina. Thereafter, the trio took Yadav in Gracias’ Wagon-R, GA-05-B-0355, via Chicalim and when he fell asleep, proceeded to Tillari jungle via Amboli. On reaching there, the trio assaulted Yadav with fist blows and kicks on chest in order to kill him; later they abandoned Yadav at Tilarri ghat thinking he was dead. Yadav after walking almost for four hours, reached the main road and with the help of a passerby, boarded a Maharastra State Transport bus and reached Pajim from were he in came home all bruised and traumatized. Later, his brother filed a complaint with police who registered an offence under section 328, 364, 307 read with 34 IPC and arrested Gracias and Kubal.