log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday SUNDAY OCTOBER 25, 2020 Celebrating the 9 forms of goddess Durga IN SHORT >> ITR filing deadline now December 31 NEW DELHI: In a major relief to taxpayers, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Saturday extended the deadline for filing income-tax returns (ITR) for FY 2019-20 (AY 2020-21) by a month till 31 December, 2020. “The due date for furnishing of Income Tax Returns for the taxpayers [for whom the due date (i.e. before the extension by the said notification) as per the Act was July 31, 2020] has been extended to December 31, 2020,” CBDT said in a statement. >> See pg 7 270 out of 805 Covid beds available in Goa PANAJI: Prominent oncology consultant at Manipal Hospital in Dona Paula Dr Shekhar Salkar on Saturday disclosed that a total of 270 Covid beds, almost 34 per cent of the total 805 Covid beds in Goa, are presently available in government and private hospitals in Goa. Out of the total Covid beds available in the state, 72 beds are in private hospitals while 733 beds are in government hospitals. >> See pg 4 WEATHER >> Max: 31.5 C Min: 24.1 C Humidity: 88% TIDES Low: 13:20 High: 07:00 ---18:44 The Goan (Playstore) 12 pages PRICE ` 6 VOLUME VI, NO. 129 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 2 4 Shripad joins chorus against Bainguinim garbage plant 9 GOA Areal panchayat orders Rlys to stop construction work GOA Gundu Rao refuses to comment on Mhadei, says matter is sub-judice HE’S THE SECOND BJP LEADER TO STAND UP AGAINST HIS OWN PARTY GOVT THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik on Saturday led a delegation comprising villagers of Old Goa and members of Pornem Goencho Nagrik Monch (PGNM) which submitted a written representation to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant voicing their lore to the proposed garbage treatment plant at Bainguinim. The group of around 10 persons met CM Sawant and re- THE LIST OF CONCERNS 1 The size of the area allocated for the facility is insufficient, that the buffer zone should be in already acquired and allocated area Failure of the authorities to create such a buffer zone 2 iterated their apprehensions and concerns about having a a’XYKno to advise Goa on coal block mining THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI a’XYKno Capital Services Private Ltd has been selected as the consultants for developing and operating coal mines in the block allocated to Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) at the Dongri Tal II coal block in Chattisgarh. GIDC, the nodal agency from Goa, will next month (November) float the request for proposal (RFP) for an agency to develop and operate the coal block. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant chaired a meeting of the government’s steering committee for Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) projects where the advisory firm >Continued on P5 in the last 12 years despite assurance Numerous residential projects, schools and hospitals have been granted permission within 100 to 500 of the proposed facility 3 garbage treatment plant in the vicinity of a UNESCO world heritage site. Shripad Naik is the second prominent BJP leader to stand up with the villagers against his own party’s government, the first being Cumbarjua MLA Pandurang Madkaikar. Several reasons have been listed in the written representation which include concerns that the size of the area allocated for the facility is insufficient, that the buffer zone should be in already >Continued on P5 BACK TO DELHI OFFICE AFTER BEATING COVID PANAJI: Over a month after he recovered from Covid-19, Union minister Shripad Naik will fly to New Delhi to resume his office from Monday. Speking to journalists, Naik said that he is fit and ready to campaign in Bihar if party tells him to do so. > See pg 4 > Online marriage racket: Man duped of `23 lakh; 1 held GOA CYBER CELL COPS ARREST ACCUSED IN DEVANGERE THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Cyber Cell of Goa Police busted an online fraud arresting an accused who allegedly duped one victim to the tune of Rs 23.21 lakhs over Facebook under the pretext of mar- rying him. Accused Swapnil Naik has been booked and arrested for defrauding the victim by creating a fake Facebook profile impersonating a woman interested in marrying him. The accused was arrested in Davangere district of Karna- taka by a team led by PI Vishwesh Karpe and PSI Devendra Pingle of Cyber Cell. In his complaint, victim Vishnu Gaude from Ponda stated that from June 27 till September 16 this year, >Continued on P5 SPORTS Chakravarthy’s 5-wkt haul helps Kolkata thrash Delhi by 59 runs 8 Both bulls die in bullfight at Agassaim, 8 arrested THE GOAN I NETWORK OLD GOA Eight persons were arrested by Agassaim police on charges of organising a bullfight at Dandi-Agassaim on Thursday, which claimed the lives of both bulls. The police informed that the bullfight was organised at 6 am and while one bull died during the bullfight, the other bull succumbed to its injuries later. The eight arrested persons were Bevan Monteiro, Hussain Pategar, Vishal Shaikh, >Continued on P5
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