log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2022 IN SHORT >> Portion of building falls, woman injured MARGAO: A portion of cement concrete plaster of an old building came crashing down on Friday afternoon, leaving a woman injured and damaging a four-wheeler parked below the building near the Pimpalkatta area of the commercial capital. The Margao Municipal Council was quick to issue a notice to the owner of the building to vacate the shops/flats with immediate effect. >> See pg 2 Extensions of kiosks at GMC dismantled OLD GOA: The illegal extensions of four Deen Dayal kiosks outside the GMC medical complex were dismantled on Friday after an order to this effect was passed by the North Goa Deputy Collector. The exercise started in the morning with the PWD’s demolition squad working on the dismantling and was completed by afternoon. >> See pg 3 2 held for assault on father-son in Mapusa MAPUSA: Mapusa Police arrested two persons on charges of assaulting a father-son duo at Mapusa KTC bus stand on Friday evening. The accused, Sameer Pednekar and Suresh Khumbar, both from Khorlim, Mapusa, have been arrested. >> See pg 3 Apna Ghar gets Bal Bhavan sub centre OLD GOA: Apna Ghar got a Bal Bhavan sub centre at its premises in Merces as the same was opened at the hands of Minister of Women and Child Development Vishwajeet Rane on Friday. Rane assured to create facilities for overall development of children housed in the juvenile home. >> See pg 5 Truck falls on moving car, no injuries PANAJI: A loaded truck fell on a moving car at Kundaim slope Thursday night. Luckily, the car driver noticed the falling truck, showed presence of mind and jumped out of the car. No one has been injured in the incident. WEATHER >> Max: 33 C Min: 25C Humidity: 57% TIDES Low: High: 06:57 19:05 01:19 12:11 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 14 pages PRICE ` 8 The Goan (Playstore) PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 131 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday ASI’s demolition notice, High Court stay in focus n AUG ORDER TO RAZE CONTROVERSIAL OLD GOA STRUCTURE SURFACES n COURT HEARING SLATED FOR NOV 15 THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI A hitherto unknown but recent communication from Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy to TMC parliamentarian Mahua Moitra stating that Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had issued a demolition order against the controversial Old Goa structure close to a world heritage site has rekindled interest in the controversy. The demolition order was issued under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 back in August but on October 12 was stayed by the Bombay High Court at Goa until November 15 when the owners questioned the ASI order without hearing them or 24 firms attend pre-bid meet of mining block auction THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Twenty-four companies, including from Goa and neighbouring States, joined the prebid meeting conducted by the Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG) at the Institute Menezes Braganza hall on Friday. Director of Mines S Shanbogue described the response as “very enthusiastic” and said that the pre-bid meeting went off well. Shanbogue said, queries in the hundreds have been received from the participating companies and the officials of the department will compile responses to each of them and communicate to the respective companies by November 3. The DMG had in September announced its intention to auction four mining blocks in Goa which is expected to happen by December via the e-auction mode. All the companies which participated in Friday’s prebid meeting had purchased the auction documents, mining officials said. The controversial structure at Old Goa. minimum compliance of the principles of natural justice. The High Court is slated to hear the matter again on November 15. Reddy had written to Moitra informing her of the ASI’s demolition order on October 18. “I have got the matter examined and would like to inform you that the ASI has issued a demolition order against the illegal construction on 16.08.2022 under the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958,” Reddy’s letter to Moitra states. The Old Goa structure had been at the centre of a long drawn agitation and a hunger strike by locals and activists drawn from across the State demanding its demolition. The controversy reached a crescendo in the run-up to the last assembly election, given that the construction originally belonged to the high-profile BJP leader Shaina NC. Although Shaina and her realtor husband sold the property in the midst of the raging controversy, the BJP-led Goa government, revoked the permissions the TCP department had granted through the local panchayat and initiated proceedings to demolish it under relevant laws. The new owners of the property have initiated legal proceedings against the action of the Goa government >Continued on P5 Tense moment at Velsao as locals spar with rail officials RVNL accused of invading pvt properties, recklessly cutting trees and dumping construction material THE GOAN I NETWORK VASCO Velsao village witnessed tense moments yet again when villagers on Friday sparred with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) officials, who began works along the railway tracks. TRACK DOUBLING WORK According to information, villagers were furious after RVNL officials were seen moving around in private properties along the tracks with heavy machinery like JCB. Sources said a police force was called to the area to prevent any untoward situation while locals began demanding that the RVNL clear dumped materials and other machinery which blocked their traditional access. Goencho Ekvott found- A group of Velsao villagers confront railway authorities on Friday afternoon. er member Orville Dourado rushed to the site and tried to defuse the escalating tensions between villagers and RVNL officials. Speaking to reporters, Dourado accused RVNL of invading private properties along the tracks. “RVNL officials are encroaching on private properties and are dumping construction materials and machinery. Why should we bow down to RVNL pressure as civilians and why are we subject to such treatment? The landlords are ag- ISL: FC Goa eye third consecutive win as they face Hyderabad Pg 14 RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 itating and no land acquisition has been done here,” said Dourado. “The RVNL is recklessly cutting age-old trees using heavy machinery and are in gross violation of every law in the land, including land acquisition which has not been initiated or the encroachment of private lands. “These trees were planted by villagers along the tracks to reduce the noise of the trains and act as coal pollution barriers from trains moving day in and day out along these tracks,” said Dourado. Easy for HC to give timelines, but it’s not practical: Cabral DOES A BALANCING ACT BY LAUDING COURT FOR HELPING GOVT RESOLVE PUBLIC ISSUES THE GOAN I NETWORK CABRAL’S BOLD TALK MARGAO Law Minister Nilesh Cabral blew hot and cold on Friday over the timelines set by the High Court, saying it is easy for the High Court to give timelines, but appreciated the High Court for monitoring and helping the government to resolve public issues, saying people do not listen to the politicians, but to the High Court. “It’s easy for the High Court to give timelines by sitting and giving decisions for implementation, saying the timelines should be practical to achieve on the ground,” he said. Cabral, however, hastened to appreciate the High Court for monitoring and helping the government to resolve public issues, saying the people no longer listen to what the politicians say but listen to the High Court. Hyderabad court grants bail to Anjuna local in drugs case I am the State’s Law Minister. I am not making statements against the Judges of the High Court. But, I am making a bold statement that it’s easy for the High Court to give timelines by sitting and giving decisions. But, it is very difficult to implement the decisions and timelines I have asked the engineers and the contractor to submit a bar chart by Friday next so that I will come to know whether the work on western bypass will be completed within the timeline or not The number of vehicles is increasing, and as a PWD Minister, I cannot rectify the accident spots for want of land. We can do development on the National Highways because of the National Highway Act “I am the State’s Law Minister. I am not making statements against the Judges of the High Court. But, I am making a bold statement that it’s easy for the High Court to give timelines by sitting and giving decisions. But, it is very difficult to implement the de- >Continued on P5 >Continued on P5 MAN INJURED IN BEAR ATTACK AT KADVAL , ADMITTED IN GMC >> See pg 3 Congratulations THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Anjuna local Pritesh Borkar is set to walk out of the jail over two months after the Osmania University police (Hyderabad-Telangana) arrested him in connection with inter-state drug smuggling. Among other conditions, the suspected peddler was granted bail by the Metropolitan Court in Hyderabad on furnishing a personal bond with a surety of the like amount. Borkar was picked up by the Hyderabad police from Anjuna in August and cisions and timelines,” Cabral told the media at Benaulim when he along with PWD officials inspected the ongoing works of the Western bypass. Cabral, who also holds the PWD portfolio, was reacting Mark 1.2 As it is written in Isaiah the Prophet "Behold I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way." (Your God's chosen messenger Fr. Pedro) FR. PEDRO COSTA (Parish Priest of Our Lady of Libra Fabres Church, Consua) 15th Anniversary Happy of serving in the Vineyard of the Lord! Warm Wishes From:- Anthony Barbosa & family (BJP ST Morcha Vice President South Goa & Vice President of Youth Club of Manora) DOWNLOAD PRUDENT PLUS Formulate ‘common tech’ to check crime: PM to states PTI SURAJKUND rime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday insisted on having a police technology mission that will enable all states to have the best common technology and mutual cooperation for crime prevention. Addressing a gathering of home ministers of states to deliberate on issues of internal security -- ‘Chintan Shivir’ -here, he said while ensuring the best technology the states should avoid any budgetary constraints that may come in the way of adoption of technological advancements. The prime minister said the criminal world has globalised and stressed that “we need to be ten steps ahead” of them (criminals). The prime minister pointed Modi pitches for ‘One Nation, One Police Uniform’ P out that crime is no longer localised and instances of interstate, international crimes are going up. “That is why mutual cooperation between state agencies and between central and state agencies is becoming crucial,” Modi said. He said whether it is cybercrime or the use of drone technologies for the smuggling of weapons or drugs, the government needs to keep working SURAJKUND: The idea of ‘One Nation, One Police Uniform’ for police personnel mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday is yet another scheme of his government for a common policy for citizen-centric services. The government had earlier launched ‘One Nation, One Mobility’ card, ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’, ‘One Nation, One Sign Language’ and ‘One Nation, One Grid’. “This is a suggestion and it may take five years or 50 years to implement, but let us at least start thinking in that direction,” Modi said, adding that “One Nation, One Police Uniform will give a common identity to law enforcement”. towards new technologies to tackle the menace. “The law and order system can be improved with the help of smart technology,” the prime minister said. He said 5G technology, along with its benefits, brings the need for a heightened alert. “With the help of 5G, the performance of facial recognition technology, automatic number plate recognition technology, drone and CCTV related technology, are going to improve manifolds,” Modi said. He requested the chief ministers and home ministers to seriously assess the need for technology, going beyond the constraints of the budget as this technology will percolate the confidence of security among common citizens. The prime minister mentioned the police technology mission of the central government and stressed the need for a common platform as differing technologies of different states do not talk to each other. He asked the states to “think with a big heart” about a common platform. “We should have a pan India outlook, all our best practices should be interoperable and should have a common link,” Modi said. 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
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