log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday The Goan (Playstore) 16 pages PRICE ` 8 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 91 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 MOVIES »PAGE 16 PLAY & PAUSE »PAGE 13 LIVE SMART »PAGE 14 SPORTS »PAGE 8 Action mode on Tisca Chopra opens up on her part in the thriller Dhan: Raakan Ka Rahasya Gadgets that’ll aid your fitness routine Small ways to make a sustainable home Phases of Love: Arora talks on College Romance Season 3, love & relationships Holding ourselves accountable with Love AI as an essential tool for customer retention Struggling India women team aims to give fitting farewell to Jhulan MAGAZINE MAGAZ 9 Mad over social media marketing: A booming job market in 21st century Disputed filiation under Portuguese Succession Laws in Goa How to get rid of face redness World Alzheimer’s Day: A public health priority 10 Film Review 3 am Bhootacho Vhel Car Review Mahindra XUV400 Electric: Electrified Future 11 IN SHORT >> Goa to raise `100 cr from securities PANAJI: The State government is seeking to raise Rs 100 crore by way of sale of 15-year tenure securities through the Reserve Bank of India to fund its capital expenditure. The state had raised a similar amount on September 6, but a senior finance department official insisted the borrowing is well within limits. >> See pg 3 Soon, zoning plans for areas not under ODPs CHANGE IN TCP LAW NOTIFIED GOV GIVES ASSENT THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The powers to prepare landuse zoning plans under the Town and Country Planning Act, has now been formally extended to areas beyond the jurisdiction of the ‘planning areas’ administered by the various Planning and Development Authorities (PDAs). The move enabled by an amendment to the Goa Town and Country Planning Act, passed by the Goa legislative assembly in the monsoon session was notified in the official gazette after the assent granted by Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai. The amendment creates a new entity ‘local planning W I N DS O F CH A N G E The amendment creates a new entity ‘local planning area’ which can be carved out from any locale in the State It stipulates that preparing zoning plans shall adhere to ‘broad framework’ of RP and will have to take local authority on board Zoning plans must detail specific areas for housing, shopping centres, industrial areas, civic centres etc May designate areas indicating and providing proposals for transferable development right, transferable development right for posterity, accommodation reservation or any other technique to promote planned development area’ which can be carved out from any locale in the State. Formerly, zoning of areas was singularly done at the time of formulation of the State’s Regional Plan and the new amendment now empowers the TCP department to prepare ‘zoning plans’ for any area, village or town which THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI: An official investigation into a purported mega recruitment scam of police sub-inspectors (PSIs) has concluded. Five committees, each headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) have submitted their respective reports to their superiors. >> See pg 3 MAPUSA: In 2018 a large number of villagers participated in a protest rally against rampant tree felling on the Bom Viagem hill in Calangute. Politicians of every hue including some panchayat members of the then ruling group also participated in the rally and vowed to protect the hill come what may. >> See pg 3 WEATHER >> Max: 31 C Min: 25 C Humidity: 91% TIDES Low: 10.03 High: 05.05 22.34 14.47 >Continued on P6 Govt increases jail term, fines under ESMA MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK! Police job scam: Report submitted Outrage over project on Calangute hill are not covered under the Outline Development Plans (ODPs) of the planning areas under PDAs. The amendment however stipulates that preparing the zoning plans shall adhere to the ‘broad framework’ of the Regional Plan and will have to take local authority on board. The zoning plans for these ‘local planning areas’ according to the amendment must detail specific areas for housing, shopping centres, industrial areas, civic centres, educational and cultural institutions, rain water harvesting, garbage management, cattle pounds and other public utilities besides control of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, flanked by Revenue Minister Babush Monserrate and Poriem MLA Deviya Rane, picks up a stick as part of the beach cleaning drive at Miramar on Saturday. Narayan Pissurlenkar CM on beach clean-up drive, pushes youth to fight drugs THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Even as ministers and legislators besides top bureaucrats actively participated in beach-cleaning drives across Goa on Saturday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant made a fervent plea to the State’s youth to partner the authorities in the drive against narcotics. At Miramar where one such cleaning drive was held as part of the ‘Clean Coast, Safe Sea’ campaign on International Coastal Cleanup day, Sawant said the ‘No to Drugs’ drive is being worked on by the Anti-Narcotic Cell and the Goa police. “Youngsters should participate... show the world that Goa is a safe destination,” Sawant said while speaking at the event. The chief minister also said that the coast and the sea is largely the mainstay of Goa’s economy and lauded Goans for their efforts to sustainably use the 104-kilometer coastline. “We are a State of sun, sand and sea. Tourists are attracted here from all over the world. >Continued on P6 PANAJI Violations of the Goa Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) will now attract longer jail terms and higher fines as the amendments passed by the Goa legislative assembly during the monsoon session got the gubernatorial assent and were notified in the official gazette. Any person who commences a strike which is illegal under this Act or shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years (earlier it was six months), or with fine which may extend to one thousand (earlier it was two hundred rupees), or with both, states the amended Act. The amendments have hiked fines which were earlier Rs 200 have been increased to Rs 1,000 and the Rs 1,000 fines will now be Rs 5000. Similarly prison time stipulated for violations which were earlier six months have been increased to now three years. Some of the violations listed in the Goa ESMA include, commencing strikes which are ‘illegal’ under the Act, instigating participation in strikes, financing strikes among others. Also, all offences under Goa ESMA will now be cognizable and non-bailable. The violations can also attract both the penalties -- fines as well as imprisonment. Davis Cup: India lose 0-3 to Norway Number game: Why the Margao municipality can go the BJP way UNLIKE SECRET BALLOT WHERE CROSS VOTING TOOK PLACE, NO CONFIDENCE MOTION WILL BE A SHOW OF HANDS THE GOAN I NETWORK MARGAO With round one for the post of Margao Municipal Chairperson going in favour of the Goa Forward-led group, local satraps and the City Fathers are bracing up for another round of battle to control the A Class civic body. As the ghost of no-confidence motion looms against the newly-elected MMC Chairperson Ganashyam Shirodkar, after the BJP-led councillors signed the no-trust motion at the CM’s residence, the two groups are expected to go all out to outwit each other in the number game. The no confidence motion, however, is expected to be an altogether different ball game, with the spotlight shifting on the Goa Forward and MMC Chairperson Shirodkar, but BJP should explain moves for no-trust motion: Ganashyam MARGAO: With the BJP-backed councillors expected to table a no confidence motion by next week, newly-elected MMC Chairperson Ganashyam Shirodkar on Saturday asked BJP to explain to Madgavkars and Fatordekars why the party has drawn up plans to remove him from office without watching his performance. In fact, Ganashyam said the opposition in the MMC ought to have given him at least six month to prove himself as the civic chief before bringing a no confidence motion. >> See pg 2 for a different reason. For, unlike the election for the post of Chairperson, which was conducted via secret ballot, no confidence motions are normally decided by show of hands. Goa Forward on Friday sprang a big surprise when the party managed as many as six BJP-backed councillors to cross vote. The regional party and the newly-elected MMC Chairperson, however, are now faced with an acid test -- how to >Continued on P6 Phogat death case: CBI focus on Anjuna resort CCTV FOOTAGE CHECKED, STAFF QUESTIONED THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The Delhi sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have begun a probe from where Goa Police were reluctant. On their second day in Goa, the CBI assisted by the Crime Scene Team of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) examined CCTV footage of the Anjuna resort where BJP leader Sonali Phogat and her aides Sudhir Sangwan and Sukhwinder Singh checked in hours before her death on August 23. They questioned the staff of the resort, part of which was sealed by the Anjuna police during their investigation last month. The team collected other related evidence and is also slated to visit the partially demolished Curlies shack which is undergoing demolition for violating the CRZ rules. While the Goa Police left no stone unturned to cover every aspect of the high-profile case, the resort was purportedly given less attention despite revelations that it was allegedly a centre of the drugs trade. A senior Goa police officer justified that they did take ac- CBI SLEUTHS GET CRACKING Questions staff of Anjuna resort, part of which was sealed by the Anjuna police Collects other related evidence and is also slated to visit the partially demolished Curlies shack Officers to also interact with Goa Police and forensic experts of GMC Anjuna police submit case papers including evi- dence collected during its two-member team’s visit to Phogat’s native village in Hisar, Rohtak, Noida and Gurugram FLASHBACK: Less than a week after the Ministry of Home Affairs accepted the Goa government’s request to hand over the high-profile case to the central agency, the team consisting of a lady officer arrived in the State on Friday tion by “recording statements of the staff and delaying the premises” which was an usual procedure of the investigation. The Goan had reported government’s initial findings that the 42-year-old was allegedly given drugs by Sangwan, and Singh around 7:30 pm which is when they also ordered snacks in the resort. Phogat was forced to take the party drugs thrice within 6-7 hours in what proved her fatal. Alleged drug peddler Rama Mandrekar handed over the banned substance to one Dattaprasad Gaonkar near the resort gate who then sold the drugs to Sangwan and Singh for Rs 5000 and Rs 7000 respectively. The trio visitors then proceeded to Curlies shack where Phogat was drugged by her accused twice. Sources said that the CBI officers will also interact with officers of Goa Police and the forensic experts of Goa Medical College and Hospital. Less than a week after the Ministry of Home Affairs accepted the Goa government’s request to hand over the high-profile case to the central agency, the team consisting of a lady officer arrived in the >Continued on P6 From Namibia to India, eight Logistics Policy unveiled, eyes on ease of doing biz KEY TAKEAWAYS OF POLICY cheetahs get a new home PTI PTI NEW DELHI Seven decades after they became extinct in India, eight cheetahs arrived in the country from Namibia by a special flight on Saturday morning and were released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park (KNP). The cheetahs have been brought as part of his government’s endeavour towards environment and wildlife conservation, Modi said. No “constructive efforts” were made by the previous governments to revive the population of the world’s fast- est animal in India, he said. The transcontinental journey of more than 8,000 km of the eight cheetahs -- five female and three male and aged between 30 to 66 months -- from Namibia began on Friday night. Around 11.30 am, as the prime minister operated a lever from the high dais, the sliding door of the special cage below opened and the first of the cheetahs stepped into the special enclosure at the KNP, located in the Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh, as Modi proceeded to click their pictures with his DSLR camera. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for Environment and Forest Bhupendra Yadav were also present on the dais. The cheetahs hesitated a little as they took in the new environment with a look of curiosity mixed with bafflement, but soon they found their bearing and began to amble around. NEW DELHI comprehensive action plan, integration of logistics-related digital systems, and an online mechanism for secure exchange of documents are key elements of the national logistics policy that was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. The three main targets of the policy are reducing logistics cost in India to be comparable to global benchmarks by 2030; effort to bring India among the top 20 nations by 2030 in the Logistics Performance Index ranking, and creating a data-driven decision support mechanism for an efficient logistics ecosystem. The vision is to develop A Reducing logistics cost in India to be comparable to global benchmarks by 2030 Efforts to bring India among the top 20 nations by 2030 in the Logistics Performance Index ranking Creating a data-driven decision support mechanism for an efficient logistics ecosystem Vision is to develop technologically enabled, integrated, cost efficient, resilient, and sustainable logistics ecosystem Aims at reducing the logistics cost from about 13% of GDP to 7.5% of GDP and generating jobs in coming years Main parameters would include harmonisation and standardisation, trade and transport facilitation, digitisation and skill development Proposed action plan would include integrated digital logistics systems; standardisation of physical assets and benchmarking service quality standards etc Focus also on mainstream logistics in higher edu; and the development of online training progs a technologically enabled, integrated, cost efficient, resilient, and sustainable logistics ecosystem in the country for accelerated growth. The policy aims at reducing the logistics cost from about 13 per cent of GDP to 7.5 per cent of the GDP and generating jobs in the coming years. Special Secretary, Logistics Division, Amrit Lal Meena told PTI that the policy would provide a multi-modal digital connectivity solution. The main parameters of the policy would include harmonisation and standardisation, trade and transport facilitation, digitisation and skill development. The proposed action plan would include integrated digital logistics systems; standardisation of physical assets and benchmarking service quality standards, state engagement, human resource development and capacity building, export-import logistics, sectoral plans for efficient logistics, and facilitation of the development of logistics parks, the official added. Under human resource development, the focus would be given to mainstream logistics in higher education; and the development of online training programmes.
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