log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday FRIDAY JUNE 24, 2022 GOA 14 pages PRICE ` 6 MARGAO: The fate of Minister in the BJP government, Mauvin Godinho, charged in the alleged power rebate scam case during his stint as the state’s Power Minister, will be decided on June 30 even as the Court of Additional Sessions Judge Vincent D’Silva capped arguments. >> See pg 2 Land grab probe: More arrests likely, says CM PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said more arrests were likely as the SIT proceeds with its work. He said, people have begun to approach him but advised them to directly report matters to the SIT. >> See pg 3 35 ‘land’ plaints via email on first day PANAJI: TCP Minister Vishwajit Rane has revealed that 35 complaints were received via e-mail on the first day of launching it regarding illegalities related to land. >> See pg 3 151 more test +ve for Covid in State PANAJI: Covid cases in the State continued its steady trend with 151 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours. With 112 recoveries, the active caseload of the State now stands at 905. Serendipity Festival from Dec 15 to 23 PANAJI: The fifth edition of Serendipity Arts Festival will be held in Panaji from December 15 to 23. The projects this year are going to have greater degree of multi-media adaptability, the organisers said. India re-establishes Kabul embassy PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 7 GOA Sand canoes being dismantled, sold as scrap in Sanvordem NEW DELHI: Enforcement Directorate has asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi to record her statement by July end after it accepted her plea to postpone her deposition. WEATHER >> Max: 30 C Min: 24 C Humidity: 90% TIDES Low: High: 08:56 22:23 02:59 16:05 THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA Putting a united front, the comunidades and their associations across the State opposed the move of the State government to bring changes in the Code of Comunidades and resolved that any changes in the Code should be carried out in accordance with Article 652 of the Code and not by any Legislative Act. “An amendment to the Code of Comunidades is usually done at a convention of the comunidades. These proposed amendments are thus bad in law and sets a wrong precedent. We request that these amendments be discussed and deliberated in the convention first and in accordance with Article 652 of the Code,” the comunidades said. The managing committees of comunidades also opined that the Code cannot be amended if it diminishes the gauncars’ rights of ownership of the village land and assets. “The government is not the owner of the land, nor is it interested in upholding these GOVERNMENT UNDER FIRE AT MEETING Amendment to Code is usually done at a convention of comunidades Proposed amendments bad in law, sets wrong precedent Gauncars’ rights of land ownership, assets will be diminished Govt not interested in upholding comunidade interest Govt cannot ask managing committees to work against interest of own comunidade Object to regularisation of any illegal structure/encroachment with a specified date Proposed changes will sound death knell for the unique Goan community system Govt bats for culture & festivals but is against preserving comunidades system Oppose laws that will weaken age-old comunidade system institutions or the comunidade interests. The decision of gauncars reign supreme and these amendments seek to overrule that,” they said. According to the comunidades, the government was forcing managing committees to make unilateral decisions without consultation with its gauncars and that the government cannot ask the managing committees to work against the interest of its own comunidade. The comunidades also strongly objected regularization of any illegal structure/ encroachment with a specified date. Various comunidades, their associations/forums and SPORTS INFO 1st T20: Clinical India choke Sri Lanka, take 1-0 lead Habits you don’t know of people with beautiful skin ‘Expand SIT scope to include comunidade land-grab cases’ MAPUSA: President of Guirim Comunidade, Tulio de Souza said that comunidades stood for accountability and the government was free to expand the scope of the SIT to find out if any of the comunidades were involved in land grabbing. “Please expand the scope of the SIT and check what land grabbing has taken place in the comunidades”, he said. Change will remove gender bias: Min PANAJI: Revenue Minister Babush Monserrate on Thursday justified the amendments proposed to Comunidade Code saying changes are necessary to keep pace with time. He highlighted the right to become ‘zonkar’ proposed to be given to women for the first time will do away with gender discrimination. components gathered at the comunidade hall in Mapusa on Thursday to discuss and formulate next course of action against the government decision. Benaulim MLA Venzy Viegas, who is also the President of Carambolim comunidade, Tulio de Souza, President Comunidade of Guirim, Sandeep Khaunte President Comunidade of Mardol, Tushar Usgaonkar President Comunidade of Usgoa and several others spoke at the meeting. All the comunidade members slammed the government’s move to amend the Code which will sound the >Continued on P5 PTI MUMBAI The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra was on the brink of collapse with Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde claiming the support of 37 MLAs even as Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray offered to resign in a bid to pacify the rebels to return. With the magic figure of 37, Shinde is comfortably placed to dodge the anti-defection law and stake claim to form the government with support from the BJP. Indicating a shift in stand, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said his party is open to consider quitting Maharashtra’s ruling alliance MVA if the rebel MLAs camping in Assam return and discuss their grievances with Thackeray Coalition allies NCP and Congress, however, vowed support to the beleaguered governing bloc and asserted its majority can only be determined in the Assembly and not outside. The three-day-old political crisis, which erupted following rebellion by influential Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde, showed no signs of abating as another day of hectic activities spanning Mumbai, Surat and faraway Guwa- THE DAY THAT WAS Shiv Sena seeks disqualification of 12 rebel MLAs including Shinde Devendra Fadnavis leaves for Delhi Rebel ranks swell as more join Shinde group Over a dozen MPs also join anti-Uddhav camp Uddhav aide sent as emissary to rebels switches sides Uddhav govt will continue, floor test will decide, says Pawar hati passed. A day after Thackeray made an emotional appeal to rebel MLAs of his party and offered to resign in a bid to placate them, his trusted aide Raut indicated the Shiv Sena is ready to consider leaving the MVA. “You say you are real Shiv Sainiks and will not quit the party. We are ready to consider your demand provided you come back to Mumbai within 24 hours and discuss the issue with Thackeray. Your demand will be considered positively”, Raut, who is the party’s chief spokesperson said. As Mopa takes wings, youth crowd airport for interviews Forced to leave venue due to erratic internet Shri Narendra Modi Hon’ble Prime Minister Town & Country Planning Department, Forest Department, Government of Goa Dr. Pramod Sawant Hon’ble Chief Minister Goa Working towards Transparency in the Town & Country Planning and Forest Department. Candidates who had gathered at the Mopa International Airport for job interviews. Nivrutti Shirodkar THE GOAN I NETWORK PERNEM Confusion and poor internet connectivity left hundreds of youth disappointed and forced to return home, after they had queued up for job interviews for the Mopa International Airport. The contractor for the Mopa International Airport had planned to conduct interviews on Thursday and Friday to hire employees in 17 different divisions. More than 5,000 candidates had registered their names on the first day itself. However, due to erratic internet, there was some confusion regarding messages about interview. The candidates were told that they would receive the appointment for their interview through email or SMS, but they had to wait whole day due to an error in the system. To make matters worse, there are no buses to and from the Mopa Airport as yet and candidates were forced to make their own arrangements. The incessant rains only added to the difficulties faced by candidates. Adv Prasad Shahapurkar told reporters that they have been making efforts to ensure that locals get first preference for jobs. “The contractor should let people know about the different jobs available at the airport,” he said. Smart City grapples with flooding n Heavy rains inundate low-lying areas n Motorists struggle THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The capital city struggled to cope with heavy rains with a number of low-lying areas in Panaji inundated on Thursday. While shopkeepers were seen trying to prevent water from entering their shops, people were struggling to finding their way through water-logged roads and motorists, especially those on two-wheelers, found it difficult to travel. The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) workers were busy at work to clear rainwater from the waterlogged roads in places like the KTC bus stand, Campal and Miramar Circle. The CCP has been trying to RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 n CALL FOR DELIBERATIONS n FEEL CHANGES SHOULD BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 652 OF CODE; DECISION OF GAUNCARS SUPREME NEW DELHI: India resumed its diplomatic presence in Kabul by deploying a team in its embassy in the Afghan capital. MEA in a statement, said an Indian technical team has reached Kabul on Thursday. ED asks Sonia to depose by July-end Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday Vehicles submerged at EDC, Patto after rains lashed the State on Thursday. Narayan Pissurlenkar clean the St Inez Nullah near Caculo Mall to enable water to flow into the sea. “Water logging was not major problem. Water drained into the river after the rains stopped. CCP has cleared all gutters and Nullahs on a war footing,” said CCP Deputy Mayor Sanjiv Naik. The retaining wall and compound of Kamat Riviera at Caranzalem collapsed due to heavy rain. The residential complex, however, was not harmed. Water entered the shops near Bombay Bazaar along the 18 June road, while the entrance to the Panaji police headquarters was also flooded. The EDC Patto Panaji area was also filled with water, as was the case at the entrance to the Atal Setu filled from the Old Goa Bypass side. A number of people were heard bitterly criticising the government for failing to take effective measures to prevent flooding in several parts of Panaji whenever heavy rains lash the capital city. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi firmly believes that transparency and accountability are cornerstones in good governance. Any illegalities or destruction done to land / protected areas/ eco-sensitive zones, with photographic evidence and supporting documents can be shared on email@example.com Taking the Prime Minister’s vision forward, let us use this platform to expose offenders who are destroying the beautiful landscapes of our state “ We are following a mechanism that ensures total transparency in the functioning of Town and Country Planning and Forest Department. This will help us improve the efficiency of the Departments and to giving us an opportunity to respond instantly based on the complaints on illegalities received by the people of Goa. “ Mauvin case may be decided on June 30 The Goan (Playstore) 2 14 3 10 M’rashtra govt on Comunidades slam Code move, verge of collapse, say govt is not owner of land CM offers to quit Where are the five flyovers that were given the green signal a decade ago? IN SHORT >> Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday This email ID will help us to protect the beautiful state and live up to the people’s expectations. Shri Vishwajit P. Rane Minister for Health, TCP, Forest, Urban Development, Women & Child Development
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