Herald: 10th Feb 2013

10th Feb 2013

10 Feb 2013 12:00am IST
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10 Feb 2013 12:00am IST

SP told to appear in court

PANJIM: Judge Anuja Prabhudesai of the Special Court under the Prevention of Corruption Act has issued notice to the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) on a petition filed by a city based advocate.

The petitioner had demanded that an FIR be registered against Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for his alleged criminal misconduct and cheating by causing financial loss to the State exchequer in the illegal appointment of Soniya Phatde as Programme Officer in the Provedoria department. Judge Prabhudesai has directed the SP of ACB to appear in Court on February 14, at 10 am.


Husband accused of harassment

OLD GOA: A woman has accused her husband and her in-laws of harassment, mental torture and frequent demands for dowry.

In her police complaint, the woman claimed that her husband and her in-laws have been harassing her from June 27, 2012 till date, to meet their demands in the form of money and a flat. Old Goa police has registered a complaint under Sections 498-A, 109 r/w 34 IPC and Section 4 of Dowry Prohibilition Act.


One held for outraging modesty 

BORIM: Ponda police arrested Bhikaro Gaude (58) of Priol-Mangueshi on charges of outraging the modesty of a Std 6 schoolgirl. He has been remanded to three days police custody.

It may be recalled that the victim’s mother had complained on Friday evening that Gaude, a peon at a high school, had caught hold of daughter’s hand while she was in the school gallery, thereby outraged her modesty. Police Sub Inspector Rahul Dhamsekar is investigating the case.


Security guard gets remand 

VASCO: The security guard arrested on charges of outraging the modesty of a schoolgirl on Friday afternoon has been remanded to five days police custody. Vijay Gauda was produced before a court and he was remanded to five-days police custody in connection with the case.


Cheating case filed 

MARGAO: Margao police has registered a case of cheating against a native of Kolkatta following a complaint by Conception Xavier Andrade, a resident of Colmorod-Navelim. The complainant alleged that the accused Vikram Singh allegedly dishonestly induced him to deposit Rs 3.52 lakh on various occasions in his account on the pretext of providing manufactured ladies garments and electronic items, but he has failed to turn up till date. The incident occurred between May 30, 2012 and October 3, 2012.


Kidnapping case registered 

MARGAO: Acting on a complaint from a father of 15-year old minor girl, the Maina Curtorim police have registered an offence of kidnapping against a youth suspected to be a minor last night.

PI Gurudas Kadam informed that the father of the minor girl had filed a missing report on February 6 with the police, but police inquiries later revealed that the daughter had eloped with a boy who was their neighour a year back. Both the girl and boy are suspected to have been in love and to have continued to meet each other even after the boy’s family shifted their place of residence.

Police have registered offence of kidnapping under section 363 IPC and section 8 of Goa Children Act against the boy. Further investigation is in progress. 


British national arrested 

VASCO: Vasco police on Saturday evening arrested a British national on charges of possessing a live cartridge at the Dabolim airport.According to Vasco police, an airline assistant manager stated that Robin Smith of Great Britain was on his way from Goa to Chennai on Saturday when a live 9-mm cartridge was noticed while security was screening his baggage. Smith was later handed over to Vasco police and he was arrested under Section 3 read with 25 of Arms Act. PSI G Naik of Vasco police station is investigating the case. 


Discriminated Teachers’ meet

MARGAO: The extraordinary general body meeting of the Discriminated Teachers’ Forum will be held on February 10 at 10.30 am at Loyola high school, Margao.

Forum President Neves Anthony Rebello said the meeting will chalk out the next program of action since the government has not taken any steps in finding a solution to their genuine and long pending grievances.

Rebello recalled that the BJP in its election manifesto has assured to resolve the problems faced by the prematurely retired teachers at the age of 58 years within a period of three months after assuming power. “We are sorry to point out that inspite of the BJP in power for more than 10 months, the government has not as yet cared to find a solution to their genuine demands”, Rebello added. Reminding the government that the prematurely retired teachers cannot be content with plain assurances, he demanded an early solution to their genuine problems.


Seminar on Lokayukta at Colva today

PANAJI: The members of the Colva Legal Aid Clinic of Legal Aid Society of Govind Ramnath Kare College of Law, Margao, will organise a seminar at the Colva Church hall on February 10, from 9.30 am to 11 am. The topic will be based on the Goa Lokayukta and will cover the features of the scheme, benefits to litigating parties, and earlier success stories. The speakers will be Dr Saba V M da Silva, Adv Preetam Moraes and Adv Jagdish Prabhudesai. 


Feast of St Anthony’s Tongue 

PANJIM: The feast of St Anthony’s Tongue will be celebrated at Goa Velha chapel on February 15 at 8 am. Goa Velha Parish Priest Fr Raul Colaco will celebrate the mass.


Sao Matias feast today

PANJIM: The parishioners of Sao Matias, Divar will celebrate the feast of their patron, the chosen Apostle of Jesus, Sao Matias, on Sunday (February 10), at Malar. The feast mass, which will be held at 9 a.m., will have Fr Francis Pereira as the main celebrant and Parish Priest Fr Ausemio Monteiro as the concelebrant. Parish youth will organise a get-together after the mass.

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