log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday The Goan (Playstore) 8 pages PRICE ` 6 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VII, NO. 95 Covid evolving to get better at becoming airborne: Research 2 GOA 6 Tourism? Bad roads greet tourists to iconic Colva beach Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 GOA Following HC rap, Goa tree authorities spring to life AAP dishes out promises of jobs, doles to Goans n ASSURES 80% JOB QUOTA FOR GOANS IN PVT SECTOR n ` 000 PM FOR ALL 3 UNEMPLOYED n ` 000 PM FOR EVERY MINING & TOURISM-AFFECTED FAMILIES 5 THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA It rained jobs and doles on a relative wet day on Tuesday, as Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal raised the poll pitch in the State by promising one job to every Goan household, 80 percent reservation of jobs for Goans in private sector and doles for the unemployed and mining and tourism-affected families. Kejriwal also assured to set up a skill university on the lines of the new university in Delhi to prepare the youth for jobs. The Delhi CM informed that every unemployed youth will get Rs 3,000 per month until he or she is gainfully employed and every tourism and mining-affected family whose business has been affected due to the pandemic and mining ban respectively will get Rs 5,000 per month until their business is restored. “In Goa government jobs IN SHORT >> Teacher held for sexual abuse MAPUSA: A 47-year-old tuition teacher was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor in the jurisdiction of Mapusa police station. The police said the incident took place on Saturday between 8.00 pm and 9.30 pm at the residence of the victim. >> See pg 3 Relief for India as R-value drops NEW DELHI: The R-value for Covid-19 in India dropped from 1.17 in August end to 0.92 in mid-September, indicating that the spread of the infection across the country has slowed down, according to researchers. However, the R-values of some major cities, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, are over 1. WEATHER >> Max: 29.5 C Min: 24.6 C Humidity: 93% RAINFALL: 118.92 IN TIDES Low: High: 5:21 17:48 11:44 ---- God gave Goa everything – rivers, forests, mountains. It is such a beautiful State but political parties and politicians have ripped it off. Anyone who got a chance looted Goa and everyone is waiting for a chance to loot. This loot needs to stop — Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM A sea of AAP volunteers and supporters assembled to listen to AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, at the Aanantya Banquet Hall at Khorlim, Mapusa, on Tuesday morning. Agnelo Pereira EYE ON 2022 AAP plans to set up a skill university on the lines of the new university in Delhi to prepare the youth for jobs Kejriwal said the party will bring a law to reserve 80 per cent of the jobs in the private sector for Goans are cornered by political workers and those who pay bribes. We will stop this when we come to power. We will ensure that every household gets a government job and until a person is not gainfully employed he will get Rs 3,000 per month. Mein jho kehta hun, voh karta hu (I fulfill, what I promise),” Kejriwal said, evoking a spontaneous roar PEOPLE HAVE OPTION TO SELECT ORIGINAL OVER DUPLICATE: KEJRIWAL >> See pg 3 amongst the party supporters in the packed hall in Mapusa. Goa convenor, Rahul Mhambre, senior vice president, Mahadev Naik, vice president, Pratima Coutinho and leaders Cecille Rodrigues, Venzy Viegas and others shared the dais with the Delhi CM. Capitalizing on the high unemployment rate in the State, the Delhi CM promised to reserve 80 per cent of the jobs in the private sector to Goans. Poll play: Is Goa back on Trinamool Cong radar? Kishor-led I-PAC team engages leaders THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Nine years after making its first foray into Goa’s politics, does the Trinamool Congress have Goa back again on its radar? According to two-time Congress MLA Agnelo Fernandes, who has had a running feud with Calangute MLA and Ports Minister Michael Lobo, he did receive feelers from the West Bengal-based party, but added that he was not one to quit the Congress. “I have been with the Congress through thick and thin. Feelers have been sent to us, saying Congress wants to take (Ports Minister Michael Lobo) Michael, why are you with the Congress? But I refused to participate in such a conversation,” Fernandes said on Tuesday. Reports have been rife about the Trinamool Congress looking to rope in Goa’s netas Met no Trinamool leader, but with I-PAC team, maintains Luizinho MARGAO: Senior Congress leader and Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro on Tuesday firmly denied having met any TMC leader, but hastened to add that he had discussions with the I-PAC team. He further said that a number of political leaders are believed to have had discussions with I-PAC team leaders during their visit to the state. with an eye on making a political splash in the upcoming 2022 assembly polls. While Revolutionary Goans founder Manoj Parab has scoffed at reports about his yet-to-be-formally launched political party having any truck with the West Bengal-based party, a section of the local media has reported that former Chief Minister and Congress stalwart Luizinho Faleiro being contacted by Trinamool Congress. “Lot of people are doing surveys. They are meeting all the leaders,” Faleiro said when asked to comment on the speculative reports. The political grapevine in Goa is already abuzz with a many-strong team of I-PAC volunteers fanning out in the coastal state to find out the political ground reality in the state, ahead of the polls. The I-PAC and its founder Prashant Kishor, a renowned political strategist, had been hired by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead >Continued on P5 No assurance for Lobo on ticket for wife THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA day after the flare-up between two cabinet colleagues during a joint meeting of BJP legislators, State BJP election in-charge, Devendra Fadnavis, on Tuesday, met Ports Minister Michael Lobo at his residence and did some plain-speaking with him. Fadnavis also gave no concrete assurance to Lobo on his decision to field his wife in the approaching election. The State election in-charge also had a one-to-one interaction at a luncheon meet with Deputy CM Babu Kavlekar and later individually met other BJP legislators at a city hotel in Panaji. Later in the evening, he was scheduled to have a dinner NO NEED TO FEAR, I TOOK UP PEOPLE’S VIEWS BEFORE GOVT: LOBO >> See pg 3 A Former Maharashtra CM and Goa’s BJP poll strategist, Devendra Fadnavis, makes a point to Calangute MLA Michael Lobo when the former called on the latter at his residence on Tuesday. meeting with Health Minister Vishwajit Rane. Fadnavis met Ports Minister Michael Lobo at his Parra residence and discussed several issues including the approaching election and party matters. The meeting lasted for almost an hour. State party President, Sadanand Tanavde and party organizing secretary Satish Dhond were also present at the meeting. Sources in the BJP informed that the meeting was cordial but Lobo has been told in no uncertain terms that he should not move in Siolim constituency and campaign for his wife. Coming out of the meeting, Fadnavis told the waiting journalists that the discussion was about politics and to strategize for the upcoming elections. “Michael is a very senior leader…I tried to understand from him what is the situation here and Goa at large,” Fadnavis said. He further said that he will >Continued on P5 “Goa’s youth are disturbed because they don’t have jobs. We will bring a law to reserve 80 per cent of the jobs in the private sector for Goans. We understand certain industries require skilled personnel and that is why 20 per cent of the jobs have been reserved for such skilled labour,” he said. Conscious of the problems faced by people who lost jobs due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the mining ban in the State, the AAP national convenor said every tourism and mining dependent household will be provided Rs 5,000 per month until their businesses are restored. >Continued on P5 3 Goa first in Food Safety Index PANAJI: Goa bagged first place in the Food Safety Index (FSI) issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) among small states in the country. This is the third consecutive year that Goa has bagged first place in the FSI. The states are assessed on various key parameters. >> See pg 3 SPORTS ‘Underdogs’ ATK Bagan face FC Nasaf in AFC Cup inter-zone semis tonight 8
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