log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2022 12 pages GOA With Colva beach without illumination, devotees perform visarjan in darkness IN SHORT >> State records 101 more Covid cases PANAJI: Goa recorded another 101 fresh Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours with 863 samples being tested, pushing the positivity rate back up to 11.7%. The State’s active caseload also inched higher to 591 as just 71 full recoveries were reported in the daily health bulletin issued by the Directorate of Health Services. Youth faces rape charges MARGAO: The 25-year-old cousin of the minor girl, who delivered a baby girl before she was abandoned last week at Margao, now faces charges of rape under provisions of the POCSO Act. PI Costa informed that the police will take the accused lad into custody after the expiry of his remand in custody with the Margao Police. >> See pg 2 Azad to work for J&K’s statehood JAMMU: In his first rally since quitting the Congress, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday spelled out the agenda of his yet-to-be-named party -- the restoration of Jammu and Kashmir’s statehood, protection of land and job rights of its residents, and the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits. >> See pg 6 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday PRICE ` 8 2 The Goan (Playstore) PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 78 GOA Divar locals suffer as ferry halted on Ribandar route due to lack of staff 3 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 INFO Pregnancy mood swings: Causes and ways to manage it POLICE RAID RAVE PARTY IN ANJUNA, ARREST ORGANISER, ANOTHER PERSON WITH DRUGS; CLUB OWNER BOOKED THREE OTHERS HELD IN SEPARATE OPS THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA Amidst allegations that Goa is turning out to be a safe haven for drug lords, Goa Police swung into action in the wee hours of Sunday cracking down on a rave party in a popular club along the Vagator-Anjuna coast, booked the owner of the club and arrested five persons with drugs in three separate incidents. One of the accused was found in possession of 1.10 gram of Methamphetamine, a highly addictive drug used at rave parties. On getting specific information that a rave party was being organised at a club in Vagator-Ozran, Anjuna, the Anti-Narcotic Cell (ANC) and Anjuna Police in a joint operation raided Club 9 Bar and arrested one Mithun Gopal (27) of Bengaluru who was attending the party and was found in possession of 1.10 gram of Methamphetamine worth Rs 10,000. ACTION AT THE CLUB On getting specific information that a rave party was being organised at a club in Vagator-Ozran, Anjuna, the ANC and Anjuna Police in a joint operation raided Club 9 Bar and arrested one Mithun Gopal (27) of Bengaluru who was attending the party and was found in possession of 1.10 gram of Methamphetamine Police also arrested the party organiser, Wayne Davis (34) of Coxtown, Bengaluru and further booked the club owner Police also arrested the party organiser, Wayne Davis (34) of Coxtown, Bengaluru and further booked the club owner. An offence under Section 22 (a) and 25 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. The action of police in the State in drug-related cases had come under scrutiny after Hyderabad Police accused Goa Police of not co-operating in nabbing drug gangsters operating from the Goan soil. In another late night joint raid by the ANC and Anjuna Police, two Tanzanian nationals were arrested for possession of various kinds of drugs in varying quantities. The two accused had allegedly come to deliver the consignment to some customers. The joint team intercepted the two women accused, Catherine Hayuma (25) and Bianca Shayo (25) at Muddi Zor, Anjuna and found in their possession Charas weighing 20 grams, LSD 0.04 grams and Cocaine weighing 2 grams all worth Rs 60,000 in international market. The ANC and Anjuna Police team intercepted two Tanzanian nationals, Catherine Hayuma (25) and Bianca Shayo (25) at Muddi Zor, Anjuna and found in their possession charas weighing 20 grams, LSD 0.04 grams and cocaine weighing 2 grams all worth Rs 60,000 in international market Anjuna Police arrested Udit Daswani (22), a resident of Gujarat for possession of ganja “The accused ladies were part of a racket involving supply of various drugs to customers in coastal areas of North Goa,” DySP, Jivba Dalvi informed. Both have been arrested under Section 20(b) (ii) (A) of the NDPS Act. In yet another raid, Anjuna Police arrested Udit Daswani (22), a resident of Gujarat for possession of Ganja. The police had specific information that the accused was coming to deliver drugs in Anjuna and accordingly laid a trap and caught him red PM Modi accused of spreading hatred NEW DELHI: In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a Congress rally here, Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused him of weakening the country by spreading “fear and hatred” and said the opposition parties will together defeat the BJP-RSS ideology that “divides” the country. WEATHER >> Max: Min: Humidity: TIDES Low: High: 29 C 26 C 85% 11:29 06:37 ---16:33 >Continued on P5 SAYS PROJECT NOT FOR TOURISM, BUT COAL TRANSPORTATION THE GOAN I NETWORK BEIJING: Cities in eastern China suspended ferry services and classes and flights were cancelled in Japan on Sunday as Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest global storm this year, blew its way past Taiwan and the Koreas with fierce winds and heavy rains. >> See pg 7 RANCHI: As fate of the Jharkhand Chief Minister hangs in balance, Hemant Soren government has called a special session of the state assembly where the ruling alliance is likely to bring a “confidence motion” and put the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the back foot. >Continued on P5 LONDON Both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss renewed their pledge on Sunday to tackle the energy crisis sending household bills spiralling in the UK as a priority as the countdown to the new British Prime Minister taking charge at 10 Downing Street edges towards its conclusion. While the Indian-origin former Chancellor reiterated his approach of offering targeted support to people on lower incomes, the foreign secretary refrained from spelling her plans out to only say that she will act immediately if elected Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister on Monday. The issue of a cost-of-living crisis caused by spiralling energy costs in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict has dominated the race to replace Boris Johnson. “I think this is the most pressing issue facing the country and that’s why I set out a clear plan and framework of how we would go about addressing it,” Sunak said during his final pre-election BBC interview. “What I have said is that I will provide direct financial support; I announced some of that as Chancellor and I would go further as Prime Minister as the situation has deteriorated, he said. Earlier, the 42-year-old former finance minister and the first Indian-origin politician to compete for the post of British Prime Minister signed off with the words See you Monday as voting came to an official close on Friday evening. Most surveys of Conservative Party members with a vote in the leadership race have concluded that it will be 47-year-old Truss who will go on to become the UK’s third female Prime Minister, after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May. Loutolim gram sabha rejects proposed jetty at Rassaim IN REVERENCE TO LORD GANESHA China, Japan brace for ‘Hinnamnor’ Soren to seek trust vote today handed with Ganja worth Rs 6,000. PSI Sahil Warang and other police officials conducted the raid. The first two raids were conducted under the supervision of SP North Shobit Saxena (IPS) along with SDPO Mapusa Jivba Dalvi and ANC PI Arun Dessai and Anjuna PI, Prashal Dessai while the third raid was conducted by the Anjuna Police. Hyderabad City Commissioner of Police, C V Anand 12 All eyes on UK PM polls today as Sunak, Truss make final pledge PTI OTHER RAIDS NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Monday the quantum of sentence against fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, an accused in the bank loan default case of over Rs 9,000 crore involving his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, in a contempt case where he has been found guilty. >> See pg 6 NEW DELHI: The government is considering a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for certain types of furniture to boost domestic manufacturing, and exports and create jobs in the sector, an official said. >> See pg 9 Asia Cup: Pak hold nerves to beat India by 5 wickets in thriller CRACKDOWN ON DRUGS BEGINS Mallya case: SC verdict likely today Govt mulls scheme for furniture sector 10 SPORTS People at Adpai, Ponda create ‘Chitr’ (float) and dance to the beats of drums while on a traditional procession to immerse Lord Ganesha at Zuari river on Sunday. Narayan Pissurlenkar Ex-Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry killed in car crash PTI MUMBAI Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry was killed on Sunday when his car hit a road divider on a bridge in Maharashtra’s Palghar district neighbouring Mumbai, a senior police officer said. Mistry (54) and another person travelling in the Mercedes car were killed on the spot while two others, including the driver, identified as Anayta Pandol, were injured. Mistry was travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai when the accident occurred at around 3:15 PM on the bridge on the Surya river, the officer said. The accident occurred on the bridge over the Surya river, killing Mistry and another person on the spot while two others have been shifted to Gujarat for further treatment, said Palghar district superintendent of police, Balasaheb Patil. A month on, leopard remains elusive as ` 1 cr spent to trap animal in Belagavi 22 schools in locality which were shut to reopen from today THE GOAN I NETWORK BELAGAVI t’s been a month since the leopard that was sighted for the first time in Belagavi on August 5, but is still elusive despite all-out attempts by the forest and police departments. According to the information received from official sources, about a crore has been spent for mission leopard so far while the animal has remained elusive keeping the authorities on tenterhooks. A team of about 300 personnel competently supported by high-tech surveillance cameras, a pack of high I The leopard escaping right in front of the forest department team. (File Photo) breed dogs, sharp shooters equipped with tranquiliser guns combing about 300 acres of area mounted on two elephants have failed in capturing the leopard that escaped once right under the eyes of the forest personnel. Apart from closing the roads in the locality for over a fortnight, 22 schools were forced to shut by authorities for about 28 days leading to chaos among parents and students. Meanwhile, in an order issued on Sunday, the 22 schools that remained shut will be reopening from Monday (September 5). It may be recalled that the big cat had attacked a construction worker on August 5 leaving him wounded. Later it was sighted thrice and escaped from the darts of sharpshooters. As the >Continued on P5 MARGAO People’s power reigned supreme on Sunday as an extraordinary gram sabha of the Loutolim Panchayat in one voice gave its thumbs down to the controversial jetty project at Rassaim, asserting the jetty project is not proposed to develop tourism, but is intended for the transportation of coal under the Sagarmala project. The gram sabha meeting chaired by newly-elected Sarpanch Joana Fernandes saw a massive turn out of members, with villagers armed with banners and placards, demanding in unison to revoke the NOC issued by the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) for the project. As a lady gram sabha member read the resolutions one THE RESOLUTION Villagers armed with banners and placards, demand revocation of NOC issued by GCZMA for the project Demand denotification of the nationalisation of rivers, withdrawal of Port Limits and giving the rivers in the hands of the local authorities The stretch of river Zuari along Loutolim village is removed from the Port Limits and from the ambit of the Major Port Authorities Act after another, there was thunderous response from the huge crowd, saying a firm no not only to the jetty proposal, but has demanded denotification of the nationalisation of rivers, withdrawal of Port Limits and giving the rivers in the hands of the local authorities. In one resolution, the villagers rejected the proposal mooted by the Captain of Ports, Inland Waterways Authority of India and government of Goa to construct a jetty at Rassaim, further demanding the revocation of the NOC issued by the GCZMA and other permissions granted, if any, by the concerned authorities. They further demanded that the Village Panchayat of Loutolim and Government >Continued on P5
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