log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 2022 IN SHORT >> Drugs case: Siblings sent to 5 days judicial custody PANAJI: The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Mapusa has sent a brother-sister duo to five days of judicial custody in connection with a case of drug peddling. Devidas Naik (42) and his sister Jyoti (45) were arrested by the Crime Branch for running a drug racket from their family-run café and their residence at Anjuna. The team recovered various types of drugs worth Rs 18.50 lakh and Rs 3 lakh approx. cash from their possession. They were earlier remanded to seven days of police custody and on Thursday produced before the JMFC for further remand which is when the magistrate sent them to judicial custody till Monday. Plaint against convict who jumped furlough PANAJI: After a long wait, the Colvale Jail officials finally lodged a police complaint against one of its inmates, who failed to surrender after jumping the furlough granted to him in April 2018. The Saligao police have registered an offense against rape convict Janak Bishu Karma, who hails from Nepal. >> See pg 3 Bicholim without water for 2 days BICHOLIM: Repair work on old water pipelines has left Bicholim and surrounding areas without water supply since the last two days. Elected representatives and activists have been busy making arrangements to provide water supply to the affected people through tankers. When contacted, water supply officials said the department has issued a notice stating that water supply has been affected and repair work is in progress. WEATHER >> Max: 33 C Min: 24 C Humidity: 56% TIDES Low: High: 06:13 00:32 18:21 11:34 14 pages PRICE ` 8 The Goan (Playstore) PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 130 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday T20 WC: Zimbabwe push Pakistan to brink with big upset Pg 14 RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 Governor bats for Gram Swaraj, stresses on people’s supremacy INVOKES GANDHI’S CONCEPT OF PUBLIC EMPOWERMENT GOVERNOR SPEAK THE GOAN I NETWORK MARGAO Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai on Thursday batted for Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of Gram Swaraj, reminding that the Father of the Nation had mooted the concept to ensure the country is under the supremacy of the villagers, empower the people living in the villages through village industries, agricultural operations and ensure their happiness. The governor publicly rooted for Gram Swaraj after the Sarpanch of Camurlim Basil Fernandes drew his attention that the local self-governing bodies in the State have still not received all the subjects, powers and functions envis- Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai evinces keen interest during his visit to the Rachol Seminary on Thursday. Santosh Mirajkar aged under the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments. “Somebody spoke about the 73rd and 74the Constitutional Amendments. I would like to say that the concept of Gandhiji during the time of freedom struggle in the 30s and 40s was centred on Gram Swaraj. Gram means people Our Constitution is committed to the people of India, especially the villagers. That’s why I have been travelling in the villages of Goa to interact with the villagers and understand their issues and problems Will try to solve your problems within my limits and put in maximum effort to address the issues are the supreme in certain areas and Swaraj means Republic type which will deal with village industries, agricultural operations and ensure happi- Justice Jadhav arrives, to begin probe in land-grab Finally, Dona Paula jetty to open for public in December THE GOAN I NETWORK THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Former Bombay High Court Judge, Justice V K Jadhav arrived in the State on Thursday as the one-man commission is set to begin an inquiry into cases of land-grabbing. Justice Jadhav is currently accommodated in a hotel as his office in Spaces Building at Patto Plaza will be ready shortly. Sources said that the Justice will be briefed about the First Information Reports (FIRs), complaints received by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) (Land Grab) and the status of the probe in each case/ complaint to understand the mega scam. “All the relevant documents will be shared with the Commission and experts from All states to get NIA office by 2024: Shah AGENCIES SURAJKUND Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing a two-day ‘Chinta Shivir’ gathering in Surajkund, Haryana on Thursday, said that it is the collective responsibility of states and the Centre to effectively tackle trans-border crimes and that decisions have been made to set up NIA branch in every state by 2024. “In our Constitution, law and order is a state subject... But we can be successful against trans-border or borderless crimes only when all states sit together to ponder over them, make a common strategy and (make) efforts to curb them,” he said while addressing the gathering. Amit Shah said that the BJP governments have made significant changes in the NIA (National Investigation Agency) and UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) and said that the changes were implemented to give them more power. “We have made important changes in the NIA (National Investigation Agency) and UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) to give more Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday Security cover for one-man panel chief on par with cabinet minister all those arrested by the SIT are on the radar of the Commission. “If the society cooperates, the Commission will meet the deadline,” the PANAJI More than four years after it was shut for repairs and re-development, the Dona Paula jetty will finally be thrown open to the public in December, Revenue Minister Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate said on Thursday. “It will be thrown open in December,” Monserrate told the media after holding discussions with Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte on the issue. Monserrate however did not specify any date for the opening even as the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) and the GTDC will have to sought out the claims of the >Continued on P5 >Continued on P5 PANAJI: Retired Bombay High Court Judge, Justice V K Jadhav is entitled for security cover on par with a State cabinet minister. As the government notified terms and conditions of the service of the Chairman of the one-man commission, appointed to hold an inquiry into property scandal in Goa, it included ‘security as available to a Cabinet Minister of the State of Goa’ to Justice Jadhav. The order by Home Department also stated that he would be entitled to one orderly, stenographer, two Lower Division >Continued on P5 related fields will come on board to ensure speedy justice to victims of land frauds,” the source said. In all probability, the accused will be summoned to join the inquiry, which means DOWNLOAD PRUDENT PLUS In our Constitution, law and order is a state subject...But we can be successful against trans-border or borderless crimes only when all states sit together to ponder over them, make a common strategy and (make) efforts to curb them,” — Amit Shah, Union Home Minister powers to the agency,” Shah said. Stressing on NIA, Shah said that the investigating agency has been given extra-territorial jurisdiction, along with other powers. He also said that decisions have been made to set up NIA branch in every state by 2024. “The agency has been given extra-territorial jurisdiction. The agency has also got >Continued on P5 AND READ ON YOUR MOBILE FREE To install the app, scan the above QR code or follow this the below link https://play.google.com/ store/apps/details?id=in. PrudentMedia ness of the village people,” he said. He added: “When the British bid farewell to us, everybody was celebrating freedom. Gandhiji, the champion of the freedom struggle, was in Bengal with the village people. Gandhiji preferred that India should be under the supremacy of the villagers. Our Constitution is committed to the people of India, especially the villagers. That’s why I have been travelling in the villages of Goa to interact with the villagers and understand their issues and problems.” Governor Sreedharan, however, pointed out that he has to address the problems >Continued on P5 Mid-day meal crisis: Child Rights body puts Edu dept on notice THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Amid reports that thousands of children may have to go without their mid-day meal when schools re-open post the Diwali vacation owing to the tussle between contractors and the Education Department over backlog payments and meal rates, the Commission for Protection of Child Rights has written to the Director of Education to ensure a solution to the crisis. Commission chairman, Peter Borges has asked the Director of Education to eke out an early solution to the issue and sought a compliance report within 15 days. “This is worrisome and the government should make every effort to prevent this. The mid-day meal scheme is aimed to provide food to LETTER TO EDU DIRECTOR The mid-day meal scheme is aimed to provide food to young school going children ensuring protection of their right to food and education The children’s right to education as enshrined in article 21-A of the Constitution will be indirectly violated. The provision of a meal is key reason why many children attend/are able to attend school young school going children ensuring protection of their right to food and education,” Borges said citing the media reports which talk of the >Continued on P5 Govt firm on jetty policy Will not succumb to pressure tactics, says Khaunte THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte has accused some activists of looking for a career in politics through protests against developmental projects while referring to protests against the State’s proposed jetty policy. “We know what we are doing is to regulate… People who are protesting are only doing this to establish their identity in politics through activism or those who want to bounce back into the political field, or who do not know and haven’t read the policy. These people are talking about Kolso (coal), Ramponkar (fishing commu- nity)… They are opposing the policy for the sake of publicity,” he lamented while speaking to the media after a meeting with tourism officials on Thursday. Khaunte questioned the genuineness of these activists who are protesting against >Continued on P5
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