log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday TUESDAY JANUARY 12, 2021 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 8 pages PRICE ` 6 The Goan (Playstore) PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VI, NO. 203 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 2 6 Shripad Naik suffers fractures; wife, PS killed in car accident Saudi launches city with no cars GOA Will Goa Forward, Cong align to fight civic polls to keep BJP at bay? NEWS India to begin massive coastal security exercise from today MP WAS ON A PILGRIMAGE TOUR AND WAS HEADING TO GOKARNA THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Union Minister of State for Defence and AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik suffered multiple fractures while his wife Vijaya and private secretary Deepak Ramdada Gome died in a tragic accident when the car they were travelling in turned turtle near Hillur-Hosakambi village in Ankola taluka of Karnataka’s Uttar Kannada district on Monday evening. The five-term MP had left Goa on Monday for a pilgrimage tour by road and was reportedly heading to Gokarna after paying obeisance at the Ganapati temple in Yellapur. Shocking images emerged of the vehicle, which was left in a mangled mess. Although the injured were shifted to a nearby hospital, Naik’s wife Vijaya was declared brought dead, reports said. His personal secretary Gome also succumbed to his injuries. Naik’s condition is said to be stable and he was shifted to Goa Medical College after preliminary treatment in Ankola. Naik and four of his family members had visited the IN SHORT >> Union Budget to go paperless NEW DELHI: Union Budget 2021 which is scheduled to be presented on February 1 will go paperless as the Finance Ministry has decided not to print the budget documents. Sensex, Nifty end at record highs NEW DELHI: The Sensex and Nifty indexes ended at record highs for eleventh session in trade on Monday led by strong gains in auto, information technology, FMCG and pharma stocks. It’s a baby girl for Anushka & Virat NEW DELHI: India captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma on Monday were blessed with a baby girl. Kohli took to Twitter to share the news, and said that both the baby and Anushka are both healthy. WEATHER >> Max: 33.5 C Min: 23.7 C Humidity: 91% TIDES Low: High: 04.06 16.07 09.15 23.23 Union Minister of State for Defence and AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik being admitted at GMC, Bambolim late Monday evening. (More photos on pg 3) Narayan Pissurlenkar The ill-fated car that met with an accident at Hillur near Ankola in Karnataka on Monday evening. Gante Ganapati temple at Yellapur in the morning and later proceeded to Gokarna at around 7pm. The shortcut road they took to reach to Gokarna was in very bad condition and the driver allegedly lost control over the vehicle and the car is said to have turned upside down. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant rushed towards Karnataka with a team of doctors after knowing about the accident. He met the ambulance mid way as doctors checked the condition of the union minister. CM’s vehicle later accompanied the ambulance carrying Naik to GMC, where large number of people had gathered. Several ministers and MLAs & his close relatives reached GMC to see Naik. In the aftermath of the horrific incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant asking him to ensure that Naik receives immediate and proper medical care. Similarly, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also called >Continued on P5 Hanuma Vihari and R Ashwin batted out the entire evening session on Day-5 to eke out a draw against Australia in third Test in Sydney A courageous and injury-wracked India pulled off a remarkable draw in a tense match as they survived against the hosts’ bowling attack to take the series into a decider No team had ever bettered 288 to clinch victory in the fourth innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with Australia achieving that mark against South Africa in 2006 India gave it a massive go, passing 288 in the final session to fray the nerves of Australian team PAIN FOR PAINE Australia captain Tim Paine who tried to distract Ashwin with verbal volleys was slammed on social media. The chatter, some of which was caught on the stump mic, irked many cricket fans who criticized Paine for sledging Ashwin Indian batsmen Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari walk off after securing a memorable draw against Australia in Sydney on Monday. (Report on pg 8) Put farm laws on hold, apex court tells govt PTI NEW DELHI The Supreme Court asked the central government whether it would pause the three controversial laws at the core of massive farmer protests near Del- hi, and suggested a committee for negotiations. “Tell us whether you will put the laws on hold or else we will do it. What’s the prestige issue here,” the court said, saying it was disappointed by the government’s han- dling of the crisis. The court’s sharp remarks came during a hearing on petitions challenging the farm laws and the farmer agitation at the Delhi borders. “Each one of us we will responsible if anything goes PEOPLE FROM THREE SATTARI VILLAGES JOIN MELAULI LOCALS THE GOAN I NETWORK VALPOI The ongoing protest against the IIT project gained further momentum after hundreds of people from three villages in Sattari marched to join the agitating locals at Shel-Melauli on Monday. The Melauli locals, invigorated by support from other villages, have now served a10day ultimatum to the State government to scrap the proposed IIT project. Anticipating tension with the large numbers of protestors from different villages at the IIT project site in Shel-Melauli, the government survey team did not visit Melauli to conduct demarcation work on Monday. SOLIDARITY: The stage was set for another clash between locals and police on Monday, when Melauli locals defiantly gathered at the IIT project site to resume their ongoing protest and to oppose the government survey team, following statements from Chief Minister Pramod Sawant that demarcation work for the proposed IIT project would resume on Monday after clashes broke out between police and Melauli locals last week. The protest by Melauli locals then received a major PTI RECORD OF SORTS wrong. We don’t want any injuries or blood on our hands,” Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said in a series of stern comments to the government. >Continued on P5 NEW DELHI The Centre on Monday said bird flu has been confirmed in 10 States so far and stressed on increased surveillance around water bodies, live bird markets, zoos and poultry farms. “Till January 11, 2021, Avian Influenza has been confirmed in 10 states of the country,” the department of animal husbandry and dairying said in a statement. The outbreak was confirmed in seven States -- Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh -- as on January 10. On Monday, bird flu has also been confirmed in Delhi, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra. States have been asked to build awareness among the public and avoid the spread of misinformation. “States/ UTs have been requested to increase surveillance around water bodies, live bird markets, zoos, poultry farms, etc. along with proper disposal of carcass, and strengthening of biosecurity in poultry farms,” >> See pg 7 it said. Centre orders 11 mn doses of Oxford vaccine @ ` 200 each PTI NEW DELHI he Covishield vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) will be priced at Rs 200 a dose after a price agreement was arrived at with the government, sources have said. The first 100 million doses will be priced Rs 200, say SII sources. Eleven million doses will be supplied to the government in the initial tranche. With the government placing the order this evening, the drug is expected to roll out of SII’s Pune facilities at 4.30 am tomorrow. “The price is fixed in writing,’’ said sources in the SII adding that exports of the T KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM PM’S SPEECH CoWIN app to generate digital certificate post 1st doze Four more vaccines in pipeline to be rolled out in country First priority for nearly 3 cr healthcare, frontline workers Public representatives not part of 3-cr coronawarriors India’s Covid vaccines more cost-effective than foreign Centre, not states, will bear expenses for phase-I vaccination Those above 50 to be vaccinated in Round-II Only about 2.5 cr people vaccinated globally so far. India aims to achieve vaccination of 30 cr citizens life-saving vaccine are expected after January 16 as well. “A few million doses of Covishield will be supplied every week. 11 million doses may be supplied in the initial lot,” they added. The process of administering the vaccine will start on Saturday, the government said No out-of-turn vaccination for politicians, warns PM NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a meeting with state Chief Ministers ahead of vaccine rollout, underscored that politicians should not jump the queue and take the vaccine but wait for their turn. The government has prepared a priority list for vaccination that is headed by one crore health workers and two crore frontline workers. PM’s warning came after the Haryana government requested to include MPs and MLAs in the list for vaccination in first phase. last weekend after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting to review vaccine preps. “After a detailed review, it was decided that in view of the forthcoming festivals including Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu, the COVID-19 vaccination will start from January 16,” said a 8 ISL: Ogbeche goal fires Mumbai City past ATK Mohun Bagan Govt given 10-day ultimatum to scrap IIT project in Sattari Bird flu outbreak confirmed in 10 States: Centre VERY VIHARI GOOD! REMARKABLE DRAW 7 SPORTS statement. The SII vaccine developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca was cleared for emergency use along with Bharat Biotech’s indigenous “Covaxin” earlier this month. Serum chief executive Adar Poonawalla had said that the vaccine would be priced at about Rs 1,000 rupees per dose when it is eventually available in the private market in India. The government plans to cover 300 million people in the first part of the programme in which health workers, frontline staff such as police and people over the age of 50 and those with co-morbidities will be vaccinated first which will require 600 million doses. Will speak to CM after assessing ground situation: Valpoi MLA PANAJI: The long suppressed voice of Health Minister and Valpoi MLA on Monday finally found utterance when he took to Twitter to stand in solidarity with the people from Sattari who have been protesting over the last few months against the proposed IIT project at Shel-Melauli. He announced his intention to assess the ground situation and accordingly, raise the subject with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who has been at loggerheads with the protesting locals since the very first day. >Continued on P5 2 arrested persons released on bail VALPOI: Two persons, Shailendra Velingkar and Vishwesh Prabhu, who were arrested in connection with the clashes with police last week, were released on bail by a local court. Meanwhile, cases have been registered against over 150 people in connection with the clashes, which had left several police and protestors injured. The anticipatory bail applications of many villagers who were booked under attempt to murder case are expected to come up for hearing on Tuesday. boost when locals of Khotoda, Dhamshe and Mauxi decided to march to Melauli in support of the ongoing agitation. Incidentally, locals from Mauxi are reported to have convened a special meeting late Sunday evening, where they decided to join the agitating Melauli locals. After invoking the blessings of Lord Ravalnath on Monday, residents of Mauxi began marching towards Valpoi >Continued on P5 HC issues notice to State over petition challenging Marina THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The Bombay High Court at Goa has issued notice to Mormugao Port Trust, M/s Kargwal Constructions Private Ltd, the Goa Government and the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority among other government agencies based on a petition filed by Tukaram alias Manoj Parab, Viresh Borkar both members of the Revolutionary Goans as well as three fishermen from Cacra, challenging the decision of MPT to lease an area of water to Kargwal Constructions for the setting up of a Marina. “The PIL has been filed to question the jurisdiction of MPT to grant lease of the foreshore area to Kargwal. The PIL also raises questions relating to the doctrine of public trust and highlights the impending The PIL raises questions relating to the doctrine of public trust and highlights the impending destruction of the mudflats of housing the protected windowpane oysters destruction of the mudflats of housing the protected window-pane oysters and also sets out that the Marina will pose a security threat to Goa specially the Naval armament depot and the Raj Bhavan at Dona Paula,” Advocate Carlos Ferreira, representing the petitioners, said. The petitioners have invoked the doctrine of public trust, which lays down that certain resources like air, sea, waters and forests have great >Continued on P5
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