log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4 , 2022 IN SHORT >> Forgery case: Nunes held, released on bail PANAJI: In hiding for close to two months, Curlies’ alleged owner, Edwin Nunes was arrested by the Anjuna police on Thursday. The arrest was pertaining to an offence wherein he is charged with forging his Covid-19 certificate, a bid to evade arrest by Hyderabad police in September. He was later released on bail. >> See pg 3 Trial court for ITP cases notified PANAJI: The State government on Thursday notified a Special Court in South Goa, Margao to handle cases under the Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act within the limits of its jurisdiction. The Court, comprising of District Judge-2 and Additional Session Judge, will be presided over by a Lady judicial officer. >> See pg 3 Solar power lights up fishing sector VASCO: Power Minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Thursday said that Goa government was in the process of producing a large amount of green energy and promoting it in different sectors of Goa through solar energy. “We as the new government are now trying to promote solar energy. We have now decided to bring solar power into the fishing business which will help fishermen save on fuel prices.” >> See pg 2 IT Corporation reconstituted PANAJI: The State government has reconstituted the Board of Directors of GITDC which will be headed by the IT minister Rohan Khaunte. Ryan Carvalho and Hemant Mandlik are the only two non-official members of the BoD which is packed with officials and bureaucrats. Other than Khaunte, Carvalho and Mandlik the Infotech Corporation’s BoD comprises of: Secretary (Finance), Secretary (IT), Director (IT & EC), Managing Director, GIDC and Managing Director (GITDC). WEATHER >> Max: 33C Min: 26C Humidity: 64% TIDES Low: 00:48 High: 07:36 14:08 20:19 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 14 pages PRICE ` 8 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 137 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday WORK ON NEW PLAN BASED ON 2019 CRZ NOTIFICATION BEGINS THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The much delayed Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) based on the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification of 2011 for Goa has been finalised with the Union Ministry for Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF & CC) putting its stamp of approval and signing the document. Goa’s Environment Director, Dashrath Redkar, confirmed the development on Thursday. Redkar said, he expects the State government to receive a physical copy of the finalised CZMP in a day or two after which it will be scanned and uploaded to the websites of the Environment Department and also on the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority NOT IN THE PLAN IN THE PLAN The port limits and other structures, an acrimonious bone of contention between greens and the State government Sand dunes dotting the entire 105-km long coastline have either been omitted or under-represented -- remains unresolved Heritage and archaeological sites marked 0-200 metres will be NDZ and from 200 to 500 metres of the HTL, constructions can be done subject to approvals As for rivers, the NDZ extends up to 100 metres from the HTL (GCZMA) portal. The CZMP was notified by the State government and sent for the final nod of the MoEF&CC’s and finalisation back in September after overshooting multiple deadlines set by the National Green Tribunal. The port limits and other Victim seeks to aid prosecution during trial against Babush MATTER TO BE HEARD ON DEC 2 THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The victim girl who accused minister Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate of having raped her on multiple occasions has filed an application before the trial court that her lawyer be allowed to assist the prosecution during the trial. RAPE CASE The application, which came up for hearing on Thursday, will now be heard on December 2. On Thursday, when the matter came up for hearing, the matter was posted for December 2 especially since Monserrate had sought an exemption to remain present in court. Monserrate is facing trial for the rape of a young girl and is charged with the offences of rape with section 376 of the Indian Penal Code, human trafficking, section 370 A of the IPC, Section 328 (poisoning) and section 324 of wrongful confinement. The victim had in a statement given to the police back in 2016 accused Monserrate of buying her, drugging her and sexually assaulting her. The second accused, who happened to be related to the survivor, is undergoing trial for abetment. Monserrate has consistently denied all allegations but also refused to speak details of the complaint stating the matter is sub judice. PARTY CLAIMS ASSASSINATION BID; SUSPECT IN CUSTODY PTI Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan injured after an unidentified gunman opened fire during his protest march in Pakistan’s Punjab province. PTI pect has been taken into custody. Asad Umar, the senior leader of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreeke-Insaf (PTI) party, told the media that a bullet hit Khan’s leg. He, however, didn’t blame anyone for the attack. Khan underwent surgery at Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore, his party leader Omar Ayub Khan said. >Continued on P5 structures, an acrimonious bone of contention between greens and the State government, however are not included in the approved CZMP. Another red-flag raised by greens -- that sand dunes dotting the entire 105-km long coastline have either been omitted or under-represented Police constable arrested for raping minor THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI A constable attached to Margao District Police Head Quarters was on Thursday arrested for allegedly raping a minor. The accused, identified as Vijay Gaunekar, aged 28 years, was taken into custody following a complaint lodged by the survivor’s father at Ponda police station on Wednesday night. The constable is a resident of Pansulem in Dharbandora. The complainant accused the constable of raping his daughter repeatedly over a considerable period of time and threatening her to not reveal the incident to anyone. The victim however confided in her family narrating the ordeal after which a police complaint was filed. The Ponda police have registered an offense under Section 376 (rape) and 506 >Continued on P5 ISL: FC GOA DRUB JAMSHEDPUR FC 3-0 RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 Goa’s coastal plan gets MoEF stamp of approval Ex-Pak PM Khan shot on leg during protest march; 1 killed ISLAMABAD/LAHORE Imran Khan on Thursday sustained bullet injury on his leg when a gunman opened fire on the container-mounted-truck carrying him during his protest march, killing one person, but the former Pakistan prime minister was out of danger in what his party claimed was an “assassination attempt.” The incident occurred near Allahwala Chowk of Wazirabad town in Punjab when 70-year-old Khan was leading the long march to Islamabad demanding early elections. In a statement, the Punjab police said that seven people were injured and one person was killed during the attack on Khan. It added that a sus- The Goan (Playstore) in the final plan -- remains unresolved. However, the State government claims it has been permitted to map the sand dunes all over again using local expertise. Meanwhile, the CZMP has marked in it heritage and archaeological sites. Also, the High Tide Line (HTL) restrictions are as per 2011 CRZ notification -- 0-200 metres will be No Development Zone (NDZ) and from 200 to 500 metres of the HTL, constructions can be done subject to approvals. As for rivers, the no-development zone extends up to 100 metres from the HTL, according to Redkar who said that although the maps in the CZMP are to a scale of 1:25,000, the Central authority has given the State government the leeway to prepare >Continued on P5 Land conversion: New rule to give Collector powers for quick decisions THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The State government has proposed to introduce a new rule which will give the District Collectors powers to decide applications for land-use conversion under the Land Revenue Code on their own if reports by multiple authorities are not received within 20 days of being sought. The clause proposed to be introduced in the rules under the LR Code says applications for conversion of land will be decided by the Collector if authorities fail to issue NOCs and submit relevant reports and recommendations within 20 days. The draft amendment to the Goa Land Revenue (Conversion of use of land and non-agricultural assessment) Rules, 1969 was published in the official gazette and is open to objections and suggestions from the public over the next 15 days. Objections and suggestions to the proposal are to be forwarded to the Secretary (Revenue) at the State Secretariat in Porvorim within the next 15 days. Guj polls to be held in 2 phases, on Dec 1 & 5 COUNTING OF VOTES ON DEC 8 PTI NEW DELHI Gujarat will go to the assembly polls in two phases on December 1 and 5 in an election spiced up by the AAP’s entry as the BJP looks to continue its uninterrupted winning streak there since 1995 while the main opposition Congress works to amp up its campaign. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar announced the poll schedule here on Thursday, with the counting of votes fixed for December 8 along with that in Himachal Pradesh where the single-phase election will be held on November 12. Kumar told a press conference that voting in 89 of the total 182 assembly seats in Gujarat will be held on December 1 and in the remainder 93 on December 5. PHASE-WISE Voting in 89 of the total 182 assembly seats in Gujarat will be held on December 1 and in the remainder 93 on December 5 While the opposition parties, including the Congress, criticised the poll panel for allegedly delaying the Gujarat poll announcement, the CEC brushed aside claims of bias. He contended that the Commission had to factor in many aspects, including weather, the last date of the term of the assembly, and the number of days the model code of conduct should be in force. The term of the Gujarat assembly ends on February 18, >Continued on P5 >P14 7 jetties, 28 ramps, beaches notified as ‘fish-landing sites’ THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The State government which has recently faced resistance over its move to regulate and earn revenue from activity on fishing jetties has ‘notified’ seven jetties for landing of fish catch by mechanised boats (trawlers). By the same notification issued by the Director of Fisheries Dr Shamila Monteiro, the government has also listed as many as 28 ramps and all the beaches in the State as ‘fish-landing sites’ open for use by Goa’s traditional ramponkar community. The seven jetties notified for use by the mechanised vessels are: Chapora, Malim, Cortalim, Khariwadda, Cutbona and Talpona. Fish landing ramps for traditional fishermen and fish- THE NOTIFICATION The seven jetties notified for use by the mechanised vessels Chapora, Malim, Cortalim, Khariwadda, Cutbona and Talpona Fish landing ramps for traditional fishermen and fishing canoes are one (Keri) in Pernem, 10 in Bardez, five in Tiswadi, five in Ponda, one in Mormugao, four in Salcete and two in Canacona ing canoes are one (Keri) in Pernem, 10 in Bardez, five in Tiswadi, five in Ponda, one in Mormugao, four in Salcete >Continued on P5
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