log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 2022 pages 6 & 7 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 14 pages PRICE ` 8 Weekend bonanza for Goans in London The Goan (Playstore) PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 70 Cuncolim-born runner eyes prestigious 6-star medal From California, Goa Sudharop touches lives in Goa Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 INFO How to use vitamin C serum in your skin care routine FIFA lifts AIFF ban, Women’s U-17 World Cup on schedule FIFA AND AFC TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR SITUATION PTI WHAT FIFA SAID IN ITS STATEMENT ZURICH World football governing body FIFA on Friday lifted the ban imposed on the AIFF after the Supreme Court terminated the mandate of the Committee of Administrators (CoA), clearing the decks for India to host the Women’s U-17 World Cup in October. FIFA had suspended the AIFF on August 15 for “undue influence from third parties” and had said the U-17 Women’s World Cup “cannot currently be held in India as planned.” The suspension, the first time in AIFF’s 85-year history, lasted just 11 days after the Supreme Court on Monday dissolved the three-member CoA, constituted by it in May, while The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to lift suspension that was imposed on AIFF due to undue third-party influence The decision was taken after FIFA received confirmation that the mandate of the committee of adminis- IN SHORT >> All accused in land grab cases on bail PANAJI: The ongoing investigation into Goa’s mega land scam could face a heavy blow with all accused, identified and arrested in separate FIRs, currently roaming free on conditional bail. >> See pg 3 Covid snatches one more life in State PANAJI: Goa reported one more death due to Covid on Friday, authorties said in its daily health bulletin. Meanwhile, there were 127 fresh Covid 19 infections reported in the last 24 hours. modifying its earlier orders to ensure that India hosts the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup from October 11-30. “The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to lift the suspension that was imposed on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to undue third-party influence,” the trators that was set up to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee had been terminated and that the AIFF administration had regained full control of the AIFF’s daily affairs As a consequence, the FIFA said in a statement. “The decision was taken after FIFA received confirmation that the mandate of the committee of administrators that was set up to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee had been terminated and that the AIFF administration had regained full control FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 scheduled to take place on 11-30 October 2022 will be held in India as planned FIFA said it and AFC will continue to monitor and will support AIFF in conducting its elections of the AIFF’s daily affairs. “As a consequence, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 scheduled to take place on 11-30 October 2022 will be held in India as planned.” FIFA said it and the AFC will continue to monitor the situation and will support the AIFF in conducting its elec- Blow for Congress as Azad quits party after 50 years ACCUSES LEADERSHIP OF ‘FRAUD’ ON PARTY PTI NEW DELHI Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday resigned from the party ahead of organisational elections, terming it comprehensively destroyed and accusing the leadership of committing fraud” on the party in the name of “sham” internal polls. Delivering another blow to the embattled party that has seen a series of high profile exits, including that of Kapil Sibal and Ashwani Kumar, in the recent past, Azad wrote a five page no holds barred letter to the Congress president detailing his grievances. Ending his over five decade association with the party, including from its primary membership, the 73-year-old said the party had “lost both the will and ability under the tutelage of the coterie” running the affairs of the party to fight for what is right for India. The Congress said the move was unfortunate and the timing awful, coming at a time the party is engaged in combating the BJP on issues of price rise and unemployment. >Continued on P5 Mystery shrouds death of Assagao local at Baga THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA In yet another mysterious death, the body of a 28-yearold resident from Assagao was found in Arpora-Baga on Thursday night. The post mortem has been conducted but the autopsy report has been reserved even as the viscera has been preserved for analysis. Anjuna Police have registered it as an un-natural death. The deceased has been identified as Allan D’Souza a resident of Badem Assagao >Continued on P5 Panaji police bust online gambling racket, 8 arrested THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The Panaji police on Friday arrested eight persons for online gambling and seized articles worth Rs 2.40 lakh from their possession. Details shared with the media state that the gamblers hailing from Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh had hired a penthouse to carry out the illegal activity on a larger scale. Karan Chawani, aged 27 years, and Vijay Rupani (24), both from Chhattisgarh; Maruti Biwai (21), Amit More (23), and Umesh Jaulkar (22) >Continued on P5 tions in a timely manner. On Tuesday, the AIFF’’s acting general secretary Sunando Dhar had requested FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura to “reconsider their decision of suspending the AIFF”. “It is with immense pleasure that we inform you that the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India took up our matter and vide order dated 22.08.2022 was pleased to pass directions regarding the full repeal of the CoA mandate and consequently the AIFF having full charge of the AIFF’’s daily affairs,” Dhar wrote in the letter. “In view of the above, we request the FIFA and especially the Bureau to reconsider their decision of suspending >Continued on P5 GU to implement NEP this year PANAJI: The Goa University has geared up to introduce New Education Policy from the ongoing academic year, Vice Chancellor Professor Harilal B Menon said. >> See pg 3 9 SPORTS Benzema eyes Ballon d’Or and World Cup after winning UEFA prize 14 Phogat was forced to consume spiked drinks by aides: Police SAY ACCUSED CONFESSED TO DRUGGING HER BEFORE SHE DIED THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI After finally registering a murder case, the red-faced Goa Police has now admitted that BJP leader and actress Sonali Phogat was forced to consume obnoxious drinks at a night party, hours before she died en route to a private hospital in Anjuna. Phogat’s personal assistant Sudhir Sangwan and her friend Sukhwinder Singh are in custody on charges of murder under section 302 and common intention under section 34 of the Indian Penal Code. A day after the Goa Medical College and Hospital’s autopsy report ascertained Phogat had ‘multiple blunt injuries’ with the grieving family insisting she was drugged and murdered by the two men, the Goa Police took a complete U-turn from their initial inquiry of unnatural death. The exact cause of death will be revealed after the forensic tests of the viscera samples. At a press conference on Friday, Inspector General of Police Omvir Singh quoted the alleged accused confession about drugging the actor-politician. “We confronted the two accused with the CCTV footage of Curlies (beach shack restaurant) where Sangwan and Singh were partying with Yashodhra, daughter of Sonali Phogat, along with others carries the mortal remains of her mother during the funeral procession, at Rishi Nagar in Hisar district on Friday. Video footage shows Phogat limping out of washroom PANAJI: Video footage of Sonali Phogat limping out of a restaurant washroom has now surfaced, indicating she was heavily intoxicated. The latest CCTV footage from Curlies beach shack restaurant shows that her condition was poor. The footage is of 4:27 am of August 23. The Goa Police have scanned nearly 200-300 CCTV footage of the resort where Phogat and the accused stayed as well as that of Curlies. In this viral footage, Phogat is seen wearing a crop top and half pants. She is being accosted outside the washroom allegedly by the accused and made to sit near a table. >Continued on P5 Phogat. They later forced her into drinking some substance. Both confessed they intentionally intoxicated her with an obnoxious chemical,” he said. >Continued on P5
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