log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday MONDAY AUGUST 15, 2022 GOA 12 pages PRICE ` 8 Satraps struggle to unite disparate members to form p’yats in Salcete WE ARE CLOSED TODAY The offices of THE GOAN will remain closed today (August 15) on account of Independence Day holiday, hence there will be no edition of this newspaper dated August 16, 2022. INDEPENDENCE DAY SUPPLEMENT… See Pgs 6 & 7 IN SHORT >> Southern Army chief visits Goa station PANAJI: Lieutenant General JS Nain, Army Commander, Southern Command visited military station Goa from August 12 to 14. During his stay, he visited Headquarters 2 Signals Training Centre and reviewed the on-going projects. Drop in Covid cases, 87 test positive PANAJI: Covid cases recorded a decline with 87 of the 986 samples testing positive for the virus in Goa on Sunday. The State recorded a positivity rate of 8.82 %. With 94 recoveries, the active Covid count stands at 940. M’rashtra: BJP bags key ministries MUMBAI: Five days after the induction of 18 ministers into his cabinet, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday distributed portfolios, with the BJP getting several key ministries, including the Home and Finance that will be handled by Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis. 41 dead in blaze at Egypt Coptic church CAIRO: A fire ripped through a church in a densely populated neighbourhood of the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Sunday as congregants worshipped, killing at least 41 and injuring 14, the Coptic Church said. Rushdie stable, taken off ventilator NEW YORK: Salman Rushdie has been taken off a ventilator and was able to talk, a day after the Mumbai-born author was stabbed, in what US authorities said was a “targeted, unprovoked, preplanned” attack. WEATHER >> Max: 30 C Min: 25 C Humidity: 91% TIDES Low: High: 06.42 00.41 19.28 13.17 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 2 The Goan (Playstore) PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 59 GOA Expos on partition horrors, freedom struggle in Panaji, Mapusa 3 RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 INFO Amazing health benefits of rye and ways to eat it 10 Patriotic fervour grips India, sea of tricolours all around DELHI TURNS INTO A FORTRESS PM TO ADDRESS NATION TODAY PTI NEW DELHI Ahead of Independence Day, the national capital and States were immersed in patriotic fervour with prominent government buildings and heritage sites illuminated in tricolour. Government bodies and private institutions have planned various activities such as rallies, exhibitions, felicitation ceremonies and cultural events, which will continue as part of the celebration. The Centre has planned to distribute 25 lakh Indian national flags among school children and every house and hold various other patriotic programmes to celebrate the 75 years of Independence. The August 15 ceremony is particularly significant this year as it marks the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, with the government launching a host of exercises to add to the verve around the celebration. The Independence Day celebration comes at a time when India, like most countries, is seen to be coming out of the grim shadows of Cov- Unity, brotherhood is Goa’s forte: CM Atal Sethu illuminated with tri-coloured lights as part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on the eve of Independence Day in Panaji on Sunday. Narayan Pissurlenkar id-19, which crippled normal life and marred economic activities after its outbreak in 2020. The police machinery across States has been put on vigil to ensure that the celebrations are not hampered in any way. Five-month-old baby dies, parents arrested THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA A couple was arrested for murder on Sunday for allegedly beating their five-month-old baby to death at Sirsaim in Tivim. The accused husband has been identified as Sudan Gondlekar (42) who is a coconut plucker and the wife Arminda Fernandes (32) a housewife. Police informed that the infant was beaten with a wooden rolling pin locally known as ‘latni’ used to flatten chapattis even as some bruises were noticed on the body of the five-month-old baby girl. The crime came to light after the father of the child rushed with the body of the infant to the Colvale police station in the wee hours of Sunday. Colvale Police initially detained the parents of the child and began investigations in the case. Later in the evening both the husband and wife were arrested for murder. A case of murder has been registered against the couple The crime came to light after the father of the child rushed with the body of the infant to the Colvale police station in the wee hours of Sunday under Section 302 r/w 34 of the IPC and section 8(2) of Goa Children’s Act, 2003. Meanwhile, the body of the child has been sent for post mortem to the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim. “The exact cause of death will be revealed only after the autopsy report. The motive is also yet to be established and is part of the ongoing investigation,” said Shobit Saxena, SP North Goa. According to police, the couple have been residing in a rental house in Sirsaim and have another two-year-old daughter who was not living with them at the time of the crime. Police sources informed that one possible reason >Continued on P8 In Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, security has been stepped up with Delhi Police deploying more than 10,000 personnel to guard the Mughal-era monument. MODIFIED ODPs OF 3 PLANNING AREAS NOTIFIED 1 The modified Outline Development Plans (ODPs) of the three planning areas abruptly suspended and reviewed citing large-scale irregularities have been notified by the TCP Department. The notification makes the Regional Plan-2021 sacrosanct for any changes in land-use and land development in the two planning areas of the Bardez coast -- Calangute-Candolim and Arpora-Nagoa-Parra. In the case of the Vasco planning area, it has to conform to the Vasco-da-Gama ODP 2030, the notification states. This arrangement of all development adhering to the RP2021 and the Vasco-da-Gama ODP-2030 is an interim >>See pg 2 regime. 2 3 4 In long weekend brouhaha, tourists being offered ‘quiet’ Goa options THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI way from the beaten path of beaches, nightclubs and crowded holidays tourists are now being offered quieter fare and options -- private dining in heritage homes, cycling adventures through scenic islands like Divar, kayaking along inland rivers, trekking among others. Media reports are suggesting hotels, mostly in commonly frequented beach side locales, have touched 100 per cent occupancy. Most roads leading to these hotspots have also been choc-o-block with traffic since Friday last but not all tourists are headed to Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday A the beaches. Hospitality industry sources said, history buffs are queuing up for off-the-beaten-path activity such as history buffs travelling to the interiors for a glimpse of pre-historic rock carvings at Pansaimol. The rock art was discovered accidentally by famed archaeologist P P Shirodkar in the 1990s in the village of Pansaimol. Over a 100 rock engravings at the site are said to depict the Mesolithic period way of life. Another activity that is gaining popularity among tourists is guided cycling tours at scenic country-sides in the State such as the picturesque island of Divar on 15-20-kilometre trails. Kayaking trips along inland rivers of Goa is another activity that tourists who prefer to avoid crowds, are opting for. The organisations that offer kayaking trips also include instruction sessions for beginners. Monsoon trekking expeditions through wildlife sanctuaries and other better known trekking sites is another big draw. >Continued on P8 From facial recognition system (FRS) cameras installed at the entry point of the Red Fort to multi-layered security cover and deployment of over 400 kite catchers and fliers on rooftops and other sensitive locations in the fort area to counter any threats PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant asserted that the State has maintained its distinct identity and stressed that unity and brotherhood among the people from different sections of society was Goa’s forte. In his address on the eve of 76th Independence Day, Sawant said, “on this proud historic occasion, I appeal to everyone to give their best for the betterment of the State and our country, so that we can live in peace, prosperity and success”. from sub-conventional aerial platforms -- the area is under hawk-eye vigil. With nearly 7,000 invitees expected to attend the event at the Red Fort, a five-kilometre area around the >Continued on P8 SPORTS Barca frustrated by Rayo in Lewandowski’s debut 12 Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dead PTI MUMBAI Ace stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, often referred to as India’s Warren Buffett, died here Sunday morning. He was 62. Jhunjhunwala passed away early this morning due to a cardiac arrest, a source in his newly set up airline said. A self-made trader, inves- tor and businessman, he was also known as the ‘’Big Bull’’ of Dalal Street. With an estimated net worth of around USD 5.8 billion (about Rs 46,000 crore), Jhunjhunwala was the 36th richest billionaire in India, according to Forbes’ 2021 listing. Son of an income tax officer, he is survived by his wife and three children. >> See pg 9
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