log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday friday october 15, 2021 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday The Goan (Playstore) 8 pages Price ` 6 PANAJI MARGAO Goa VOLume VII, No. 118 Vijayadashami: Triumph of righteousness goa 6 Promised upgradation of Margao KTC bus stand remains distant dream 2 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 goa Computer generated land records now valid for official use 3 Goa gets forensic science campus Amit Shah lays foundation stone at Dharbandora campus to offer 4 courses from this year Goa expected to produce most forensic scientists in country Crime site visits of forensic teams to be made mandatory the goan I network PANAJI Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a college affiliated to the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) in Dharbandora, South Goa. Addressing a gathering after performing ‘Bhoomi Pujan and Shilanyas’ in the presence of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and other ministers, Shah said, ten years hence Goa will be named as a State producing maximum number of forensic scientists. HUMAN RESOURCE “Goa is well known for seafarers all over world. Similarly after start of Forensic College, in short >> DoE issues SOPs for schools PANAJI: Directorate of Education has issued a circular regarding reopening of schools from Std 9 to Std 12 (physical classes) from October 18 and SOPs and guidelines to be followed. Heads of Institutions and Management have been asked to take their own decision taking into consideration available infrastructure and local >> See pg 3 condition. Union Home Minister Amit Shah performing ‘Bhoomi Pujan and Shilanyas’ at the National Forensic Sciences University campus in Dharbandora, on Thursday. Goa would provide most forensic scientists to the country which is facing shortage of human resource in the forensic field. He said the government will make it mandatory for forensic teams to visit the scene of crimes that attract imprisonment of more than six years. Stating that there is paucity of trained manpower in the field of forensic science, he urged science students to join the forensic college. “We need to create fear in the mind of hardened criminals that they will be behind bars. To do this, you need trained manpower in forensic science, which is in shortage,” he said. INFRASTRUCTURE “To do this, we should have teams in all 600 districts of the country. In all the districts, there should be smaller forensic science laboratories and at each DySP-level (Deputy Superintendent of Police), there should be a mobile forensic >Continued on P5 Loans for tourism activities, tourist guides announced PANAJI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the Centre intends to promote tourism in Goa in big way. He said Rs 10 lakh loan will be provided to people connected with tourism-related activities while Rs 1 lakh will also be made available to tourist guides to boost tourism. PM Narendra Modi has decided to allow charters in Goa from October 15, he said adding five lakh tourists will be provided free visas. ‘Parrikar will be remembered for surgical strike’ PANAJI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah remembered former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for the first surgical strike. “Parrikar ji will always be remembered for the first surgical strike after the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch”. So also, the former Defence Minister will also be remembered for providing One Rank One Pension (OROP) to all three armies irrespective of all odds, he said. BJP leaders jostle over ‘harvester’ in Siolim the goan I network MAPUSA On a day when Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Goa and was expected to meet BJP workers and MLAs to fine tune the preparation for forthcoming assembly polls, two senior politicians of BJP were involved in a war of words in what appears to be a battle for supremacy in Siolim constituency. The point of contention was the right to inaugurate harvester machines meant for the farmers of Siolim. While Ports Minister, Michael Lobo maintained that only an elected representative had a right to inaugurate the machines which is a service provided by the government, former minister Dayanand Mandrekar wondered aloud why an ‘outsider’ was getting involved in his constituency. Both accused each other of indulging in dadagiri. While Lobo had done all the spade work of getting the harvester machines and even chalked out the inauguration programme the previous day, Mandrekar and a group of his karyakartas walked out early morning the next day (on Thursday) and inaugurated the harvesting machines. The former minister accused Lobo’s driver of indulging in dadagiri and refusing the farmers from using the harvester machines. “Several people have contested from Siolim in the past. But we never witnessed so much dadagiri in the constituency. I had inaugurated the machine but this driver who is an outsider has been dissuading our people from using the machines,” Mandrekar said. Not to be cowed down by the sudden turn of events, Lobo later called for another harvester machine and >Continued on P5 sports Resurgent KKR take on inspired CSK in IPL final today 8 Elect BJP govt with full majority, Shah tells party workers the goan I network PANAJI Four years after burning midnight oil to hurriedly cobble together a coalition government in 2017 and snaring 15 MLAs from two political parties in 2019, Union Home Minister and former BJP president Amit Shah thundered on Thursday saying enough is enough. Shah, who was addressing a party meeting at Taleigao, exhorted party workers to go all out to help the BJP bring home a government with an absolute majority in the 2022 polls, which he said would help double the pace of development in the coastal State. “Those who want to contest, should contest on our symbol (and) win a majority. Why should we be concerned about ‘aaya raams gaya raams’. Elect a government with full majority, it will be our responsibility to double the speed of development. There is a certain flair to a government with a full majority. It comes with many advantages. It also ensures transparency,” Shah said. Shah pointed out that while Goa had reaped the benefits of Aam Aadmi Party’s electoral promises catch Shah’s eye >Continued on P5 PANAJI: Without naming the Aam Aadmi Party, Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged Goan voters to beware of political parties who only offer freebies as part of their electoral promises. “Some people come here and promise freebies. What do they think of Goa? Just because you are offering freebies, you will get votes? We want a government which takes the right tax and carries out development without corruption,” Shah said. “We do not want a government which gives freebies. We want a government which teaches people to live with respect and partner people in development. Those who do not know Goa, have not seen Goa at all, are coming here preaching,” the Union Home Minister also said.
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