log on to thegoan.net sunday July 18, 2021 goa @thegoaneveryday On-Topic Can ‘viral shedding’ after Covid vaccine infect others? By Peter Wark Beauty After Summer, it’s Monsoon: Traditional skin care guide By Shahnaz Husain Mental Fitness Positivity a life skill By Aditi Tendulkar The Healthy Goan Healthy food versus junk food By Rohan Fonseca Health Dealing with polycystic ovarian condition Dr Emanuel Gracias Car Review Bolero Neo: The go-anywhere SUV with a promise By Ritesh Madhok Life Vastu tips for colours By Agnelo Pires Honest Film Review By Melba Vaz, A V Fernandes and S Haldankar in short >> Covid takes away three more lives PANAJI: Goa recorded three more covid deaths in the last 24 hours taking the death toll of the State to 3,109. With 159 new cases, 152 recoveries, Goa’s active Covid count now stands at 1,663. The recovery rate in the State is 97.19 %. Forest conservator, 6 RFOs transferred PANAJI: The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Subhash Chandra has been relieved of his services and has been transferred to the Ministry of Environment in New Delhi. Six Range Forest Officers (RFOs) have also been transferred in what is claimed to be “routine transfers” across the State. >> See pg 3 Centre moots TB test for +ve patients NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday recommended Tuberculosis (TB) screening for all Covid-19 positive patients and Covid-19 screening for all diagnosed TB patients. India gets 2 hi-tech choppers from US NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy has received two MH-60R multi-role helicopters from the US, in a boost to its combat capabilities. weather >> Max: 27.5 C Min: 22.9 C Humidity: 98% Tides Low: 10.23 23.45 High: 05.23 16.37 Rainfall: 68.50 In The Goan (Playstore) 12 pages Price ` 6 PANAJI MARGAO Goa VOLume VII, No. 31 Qurbani: Gathering of four or more persons at Usgao abattoir banned (Feature section Pgs 9 to 12) Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 2 goa GHRDC guards have better chance for jobs, says Sawant 3 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 india India records highest rise in children not getting DTP vaccine in 2020: UN 6 Man who hired Bogmalo shooters in police net, motive still unknown two COUNTRY-MADE PISTOLS, CARTRIDGES RECOVERED the goan I network VASCO A man who is alleged to have hired the two killers to shoot and murder a 30-year-old man from Vasco at a secluded spot in Bogmalo was arrested on Saturday, while two pistols along with a magazine and cartridges have also been recovered from the two accused who were earlier arrested in the wee hours of Friday. On a day when police made significant progress in investigations into the murder of Amar Naik on Thursday evening, Superintendent of Police (South) Pankaj Singh said Goa police had arrested Ravi Shankar Yadav (30), a native of Raghavpur-Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh but residing at Anjuna. SP Singh said the Yadav is alleged to have hired the two assailants, Shailesh Gupta (29) of Gorakhpur-UP and Shi- ACCORDING TO POLICE The two country-made pistols used in the Bogmalo murder recovered by Goa police. vam Singh (22) of Jaunpur-UP, to murder Naik and added that police investigations had revealed that Gupta had shot Naik. The police were yet to reveal the motive behind the murder of Amar Naik or provide more details on how Yadav was connected to the murder of Naik. The incident took place over a property deal when the accused shot dead Naik near Ranghavi Estate in Bogmalo on Thursday evening. Naik’s friend, Pritesh Kuttikar of Chicalim, was also shot at, but he claimed to have ducked the bullet and escape from the two assailants. Both accused were residing in Mumbai and are believed to be professional contract killers. SP Singh also said the police had recovered two country-made pistols used in the offence at the instance of the two accused persons along with magazine and cartridges. Covid strikes orphanage in Margao, 8 test +ve Ravi Shankar Yadav a native of Raghavpur-Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh was residing at Anjuna Yadav is alleged to have hired the two assailants, Shailesh Gupta and Shivam Singh to murder Naik Motive behind the murder still unclear; details on how Yadav is connected to the murder also not clear Meanwhile, the body of the deceased, Amar Naik, was taken to his residence in New Vaddem on Saturday morning and was later moved to the Hindu Crematorium at Kharewaddo-Vasco for final rites. A number of people from different walks of life offered their condolences to the bereaved family and the final rites were performed by Amar’s brother, Arvind, at the Hindu Crematorium on Saturday afternoon. The murder of Naik has shocked the port town and police were quick to launch a massive manhunt for the two accused who had fled from the site after gunning down and murdering Naik, while allegedly attempting to murder Pritesh Kuttikar, who reportedly ducked the bullet and escape from the killers. The police cracked the murder case within 12 hours, when the two accused were nabbed at the Cansaulim railway station in the wee hours of Friday. Police investigations had revealed that the two assailants had travelled in a rent-a-car and during their escape, had lost control of the vehicle. sports Dhawan-led India takes on Sri Lanka in first ODI today 8 11 per cent faculty in colleges yet to take 1st Covid jab: Survey the goan I network PANAJI Almost 11 percent of faculty and other staff in colleges affiliated to the Goa University have not yet taken the first jab of the vaccine for Coronavirus, a basic survey has revealed. Voices, however, are being raised resisting the fiat issued by the Directorate of Higher Education asking teaching and non-teaching staff of colleges affiliated to Goa University get at least their first jab July 31. The coercive tone of the directive has found resistance but no faculty member is willing to come on record with their objections. The Directorate of Higher Education has also made it mandatory for teaching and non-teaching staff of colleges and the Goa University who do not get vaccinated to submit RT-PCR negative reports every week to attend duties from August 2. The DoE has also made it DHE ORDER Teaching, non-teaching staff asked to get at least their first jab by July 31 Those who do not get vaccinated need to submit RT-PCR negative reports every week from August 2 Expenditure towards RT-PCR test will not be reimbursed by govt No duty leave to be admissible for taking RTPCR test clear that the expenditure towards the RT-PCR test will not be reimbursed by the government and no duty leave will be admissible for taking the RT-PCR test. The teaching and nonteaching staff should also ensure that their family members also get fully vaccinated, says the order which has come via a circular issued by DHE. HERKY-JERKY! Premises declared micro-containment zone the goan I network MARGAO Covid has come back to haunt the authorities in the commercial capital. With an orphanage at Pajifond reporting as many as eight Covid positive cases in the last three days, South Goa district Collector, Ruchika Katyal, IAS has declared the entire orphanage premises as a micro-containment zone. The action comes after the deputy Collector and SDM, Margao received a report from Margao Urban Health Centre, Dr Anju Kharangate stating that around eight persons residing at the orphanage at Pajifond had tested positive for Covid. The Health Officer had on Friday requested the SDM to declare the place as a Micro Containment Zone. Exercising powers under Section 30 and Section 34 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and under provisions of Epidemic Diseases Act,1897 read with ‘The Goa Epidemic Disease COVID-19 Regulation, 2020’, the Collector has declared the place as a micro-containment zone as certain areas are now vulnerable to Covid-19 being in close proximity to the epicentre. AUTHORITIES SWING INTO ACTION Collector forms 3-member Rapid Response Team to combat situation Suspects to be screened, tested, quarantined and isolated Entire area of micro-con- tainment zone to be fully sanitized ACTION PLAN PUT IN PLACE Health check-up of sick persons in the area through mobile check-up vans Authorities to get a list prepared of persons found sick marked with red ink so that further necessary action is taken RT PCR tests to be done of all cases in the zone All positive cases in the area to be shifted to hospital for further management The Collector has formed a Rapid Response Team for combating the situation at hand and has put an action plan in place, including screening of the suspects, testing of suspected cases, quarantine, isolation etc. The Rapid Response Team comprises of the Dy Collector & SDM, Salcete Taluka (In-charge) Miss Jyoti Kwnari. (Mobile: 8882804403), Dy Superintendent of Police, Margao, Harish Chandra Madcaikar, (Mob: 7875756038) and the Health Officer, UHC, Dr Anju Kharangate (Mob: 9011025043). The plan includes health check-up of sick persons in the area through mobile check-up vans; get a list prepared of person found sick marked with red ink so that further necessary action is taken. RT PCR will be done of all the cases in the zone and all positive cases (to be done during active surveillance) to be shifted to hospital for further management. >Continued on P5 A pot-holed stretch of the road along the Panaji-Merces junction. Heavy rains in the last few days have taken a toll on the roads making life miserable for motorists. Narayan Pissurlenkar Heavy rain predicted for next week too the goan I network PANAJI The Indian Meteorological Department has again issued a red warning for July 18 besides flagging orange warning for July 19 and July 20. According the IMD forecast, rainfall will continue even on July 21 but with less intensity. IMD officials said, monsoon will remain active over Goa beyond July 21 as well since another low-pressure system is likely to develop in the Bay of Bengal. Meanwhile, there was no respite from rain in the State even on the sixth consecutive day. Out of eleven stations, six stations reported very heavy rain of over 6 cm in 24 hours. Mormugao reported a highest of 11.1 cm, Panaji and Dabolim received 10 cm while Old Goa recorded 8 cm rain today. Seven centimetres rainfall was recorded in Margao and 8 cms in Quepem. Total rainfall in Goa since June 1 has now been reported at 174 cms. Goa is present- ly having 17 percent surplus rain compared to the average rainfall. Incessant overnight rain for the last one week, followed by intermittent showers during the day, has thrown parts of the State out of gear with the city witnessing severe water-logging, disrupting vehicular traffic and other services. Mobility rises as curbs ease across the country G-Pay transaction blows cover of accused who trafficked girls Govt places order for 66 crore PTI NEW DELHI ith restrictions being eased across the country, mobility has seen a sharp rise, which may impact the spread of the Covid-19 infection in the country, the health ministry has said. Based on Google community mobility data, the ministry recently presented a comparison of community mobility between May 20 and July 10, which showed that the overall movement of people has become manifold in these two months. “Most of the districts have reached pre-Covid level mobility. Some have registered more mobility than previous times,” Lav Agarwal, joint secretary of the ministry of health said reit- W more Covaxin, Covishield jabs NEW DELHI: The Centre has placed an order to procure 66 crore more doses of Covishield and Covaxin to be supplied between August and December this year, at a revised price of Rs 205 and Rs 215 per dose, respectively, official sources said. They said 37.5 crore of Covishield doses from SII and 28.5 crore Covaxin doses from Bharat Biotech will be procured by December. erating the need of adhering to Covid-appropriate behaviour. According to data as of July 10, a few places in Kerala and the northeast have negative mobility. Some districts of western, central and northeastern India too have lower mobility. But the rest of India, have normal mobility. And the trans- formation took place between May and July. Mobility data for some districts were not available. The comparison also reveals that while the sudden crowding at tourist places has become a cause of concern, high mobility is recorded in the majority of districts, which may not be tourist spots. The overall Covid-19 situation in the country in July has marked significant improvement. But crowding, violation of Covid-19 norms have thrown fresh challenges in front of India’s Covid-19 management. The crowding of people in hill stations without masks has been referred to as “alarming” by the ministry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too raised the issue and alerted his ministers, officials against the third wave of the pandemic, the threat of which is real for India. Only a handful of districts are still under lockdown as Kerala, Maharashtra and N-E have been identified as pockets where Covid situation has either plateaued or is becoming worse. HC denies bail based on prima facie evidence the goan I network PANAJI A ‘Google Pay’ transaction reflecting in the savings account at a Madhya Pradesh SBI branch cooked the goose of Anand Gautam alias Basu, currently cooling his heels in judicial custody at the Colvale jail, accused of procuring girls from neighbouring States and trafficking them in Goa. The Bombay High Court bench of Justice M S Jawalkar denied Gautam bail earlier this week and held that his “complicity in the crime is very much there” and that he He has received money through Google Pay from the victim girls as there is prima facie evidence to that effect — Justice Jawalkar has received money through ‘Google Pay’ from the victim girls. It is perhaps for the first time that the Goa police got its prosecutorial evidence seemingly water tight in a human trafficking case. Gautam was nabbed by the Crime Branch in a raid it executed based on a tip off in October last year in which victim girls were rescued. Details of his bank account at a State Bank of India branch at Ujjain Road, Dewas, Madhya Pradesh showed a Google Pay transaction in which money was credited by the victim girls. In addition Gautam’s mobile SIM card details also threw up evidence indicating his complicity in the crime, Justice Jawalkar quoted >Continued on P5
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