log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday SUNDAY AUGUST 28, 2022 MAGAZINE MAGAZ »PAGE 9 Importance of keeping the last testament confidential Will Rs 1.64 lakh crore boost revive BSNL? »PAGE 10 Keeping your hair and scalp problem-free during monsoon Healthy eating during Ganesh Chaturthi festival »PAGE 11 Film Review Manasa Car Review Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 »PAGE 12 Are you taking health supplements correctly? All you need to know about dermal fillers IN SHORT >> One more Covid death recorded in Goa PANAJI: One more person succumbed to Covid in Goa on Saturday even as 136 of the 1114 samples tested positive taking the State’s positivity rate to 12.2%. With 172 recoveries, the active Covid count stands at 946. CWC meet today on Cong chief election NEW DELHI: The Congress Working Committee will meet on Sunday to approve the schedule of dates for the election of the next party president. Justice Lalit sworn in as 49th CJI NEW DELHI: Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, senior-most judge in Supreme Court, was on Saturday sworn in as the 49th Chief Justice of India. Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 16 pages PRICE ` 8 The Goan (Playstore) PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 71 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday ASIA CUP: INDIA LOCK HORNS WITH PAK TODAY RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão is now Cardinal ELEVATES 19 OTHERS ARCHDIOCESE GETS ITS FIRST CARDINAL IN 465 YEARS POPE GOA ON PAGE 3 ALEXANDRE MONIZ BARBOSA PANAJI Goa’s Archbishop Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão is now a Cardinal. On Saturday he, along with 19 other Bishops, was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope Francis at the St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. At 8.05 pm (IST), Pope Francis placed the red Biretta on the head of Rev Ferrão and handed over the ring, making him the Cardinal. He is the first Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Goa in its five-century long history. Cardinal Ferrão’s family members and a large number of Goan priests were present Pope Francis places the red Biretta on the head of Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrão at the St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City on Saturday. (Above) The cardinalatial ring being placed on the finger of Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrão. at the Consistory. Across Goa, Catholics watched the ceremony live that was also telecast live by local channels. On Sunday, he will cele- brate a Thanksgiving Mass in Rome with his family and friends. In a ceremony marked with solemnity, tradition and gran- deur, Pope Francis called each new Cardinal by name at which time they stood up. The cardinal designates then professed their faith aloud Administrative, Pastoral mission form heart of Cardinal: Pope Vatican Flag unfurled at Archbishop’s House Emotional moment for us: Family Church in India rejoices over 2 new Cardinals and took a solemn oath and pledged to carry out their duties faithfully and diligently. In the solemn pledge, Cardinal Ferrão and the 19 other Made in Goa, how designer drugs are now taking the party high to a dangerous level CHEMICALS SMUGGLED FROM RUSSIA & AUSTRALIA SPECIFIC CONTENTS MOULDED IN CROCKERY SETS OR ARTEFACTS AND FLOWN INTO INDIA VIBHA VERMA PANAJI The controversy surrounding Sonali Phogat’s murder has once again stirred serious discussion around drugs syndicate linked with the suppliers and consumers. In the coastal State that has already sullied its image as one of the major hubs for drug menace, ‘obnoxious chemicals’ is the latest entrant. The Goan has reliably learnt that these forms of drugs, medically known as ‘designer drugs’ are manufactured in Goa. The ingredients, precisely chemicals required to produce this variety are sourced from countries such as Russia and Australia. The modus operandi to smuggle its contents is startling. “The traditional way to DID YOU KNOW THIS? Smuggling, manufacture & sale Ingredients, precisely chemicals required to produce designer drugs are sourced from Russia & Australia Contents for these are moulded in various shapes Crockery sets or artefacts flown into India along with baggage are in smuggle drugs into a country is done away with. Specific contents used to produce designer drugs are easily moulded in various shapes. The crockery sets or artefacts flown into India along with the baggage are in fact sub- fact substances to make drugs These articles are laced with paints or acrylic colours to evade law They are then rinsed to get the actual product... but some chemical particles are glued where stances to manufacture these drugs,” a credible source told The Goan. These articles, laced with paints or acrylic colours to evade the eyes of the law, are then rinsed to get the actual product. But some chemi- ‘chemists’ blend them with main ingredients Drug cartels in Goa hire ‘foreign chemists’ as they are well-versed with composition of drugs Network is vast, not restricted to inter-State gangs cal particles are glued which are ignored by the ‘chemists’ who thereafter blend it with the main ingredients to manufacture the new form of party drugs. “The outcome is dangerous. Unlike other party drugs familiar in the mar- What are designer drugs PANAJI: The term “designer drug” does not include new forms or new dosing routes of old drugs. Designer drugs are congeners of active compounds that are modified from legitimate pharmaceutical agents, and used for recreational purposes. >> Sunday Mag pg 9 ket, designer drugs can kill a person instantly,” the source said. Despite grievous consequences, its smuggling has reportedly been rampant in the FROM ISSUES LIKE TRACK DOUBLING TO WESTERN BYPASS & DENOTIFYING PORT LIMITS… Governor Pillai gets to feel the pulse of Saxttikars THE GOAN I NETWORK MARGAO looded with a host of issues raised by Saxttikars, including burning and controversial issues such as track doubling, the western bypass and the demand to denotify the port limits during his visit to the villages on Saturday, Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai has reminded that the Raj Bhavan is not an Executive authority, but has promised to look into various aspects of the issues presented by the newly-elected Panchayat bodies. With petitions and representations galore from Salcete panchayats, as he hopped from the Benaulim coastal belt to Chinchinim on Saturday, Pillai assured to look into the issues before inti- > P8 WILL TRY TO DO MY BEST: GOV F Colva Parish Priest Fr Simpliciano Fernandes welcomes Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai during his visit to Our Lady of Merces Church on Saturday. Santosh Mirajkar Will look into various aspects pointed out by village representatives and inform government on proper things Will try our level best to work out a solution along with MLAs Within limits as a governor, I would like to do max for poor people and suffering patients mating the government to resolve the problems. While addressing the sarpanchas, deputy sarpanchas, besides panch members of the them that the Raj Bhavan is not an executive authority. At the same time, however, Pillai asserted the governor is not helpless in addressing the issues, promising seven panchayats in Benaulim constituency and later at Chichinim, where Sarpanchas of Velim constituency handed over their petitions, the Governor reminded that his Secretary will go through the representations. “We will look into the various aspects pointed out by the village representatives and we will inform the government on the proper things. We will try our level best to work out a solution along with the MLA if there is a problem”, he said. He added: “Within the limits as a governor, I would like to do maximum for the poor people and the suffering patients”. The MLAs of Benaulim and Velim represented by Aam Admi Party MLAs, Venzy Viegas and Cruz Silva respectively accompanied the governor during his visit to their respective constituencies. The controversial track doubling project was highlighted by >Continued on P5 >Continued on P5 new cardinals promised that they would, from this day forth and as long as they live remain faithful to Christ and his Gospel, constantly obedient to the Holy Apostolic Roman Church, to Blessed Peter in the person of the Supreme Pontiff, become member of the Roman clergy and cooperate more directly in Francis and his canonically elected successors, always to remain in communion with the Catholic Church in his words and actions, not to make known to anyone matters entrusted to me in conﬁdence, the disclosure of which could bring damage or dishonour to Holy Church, to carry out diligently and faithfully the duties to which he is called in his service to the Church, according to the norms laid down by law. The new Cardinals then individually approached the Pope, kneeling before him to receive the biretta and the ring. Handing over the biretta to Cardinal Ferrão, Pope Francis said, “Receive the scarlet biretta as a sign of the dignity of the cardinalate, signifying your readiness to act with courage, even to the shedding of your blood, for the increase of the Christian faith, for the peace and tranquility of the people of God and for the freedom and growth of Holy >Continued on P5 Curlies owner, drug peddler in police net MAPUSA: Goa Police on Saturday arrested the owner of the Curlies restaurant and a drug peddler who allegedly supplied the drugs to the accused in the sensational Sonali Phogat murder case even as the two main accused – Sudhir Sangwan and Sukhwinder Singh – arrested a day before were remanded to 10 days police custody. Based on the confessional statement made by accused Sudhir, Anjuna Police conducted a search and seized drugs from one of the washrooms of Curlies late Friday >> See pg 3 night and arrested Edwin Nunes. Did Curlies deny medical aid to Phogat? PANAJI: As another video showing accused Sudhir giving some liquid to Sonali Phogat emerged on Saturday, fresh allegation against Curlies also surfaced that the Phogat was denied immediate medical attention. Sources said when Sonali needed medical help, the concerned at Curlies refused to allow an ambulance stating the victim would feel better. However the delay cost Sonali’s life, sources said. Some shacks make at least ` lakh daily on drugs 5 PANAJI: While the infamous Curlies beach shack has come into the spotlight the dirty narcotics business continues to trap the State and arguably several beachside structures are operating the illegal trade. Sources say shacks earn minimum of Rs 5 lakh >> See pg 3 daily allegedly by selling drugs. JSS MAHAVIDYAPEETHA, Mysuru JSS INSTITUTE OF SPEECH AND HEARING Recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India, Govt. of India. Affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad. 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