log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday The Goan (Playstore) Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday PG14 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2022 14 pages IN SHORT >> MMC in tight spot over waste disposal MARGAO: Following opposing brewing in Saligao and fears that the move may lead to agitation in neighbouring villages, including Calangute, over plans to send Sonsodo waste to the Saligao plant, the Margao municipality has decided to tread a cautious path, least any attempt to bulldoze with the plan may boomerang on the civic body. >> See pg 2 1 killed, 2 injured in Dhargal mishap PANAJI: A person was killed while two others were injured when a car and a crane collided with each other on the NH66 highway at Dhargal. According to sources, a car was proceeding from Panaji to Pune when the vehicle dashed against a crane on the NH 66 at around 8 am on Wednesday. >> See pg 5 IMD forecasts rainfall on Nov 13 PANAJI: IMD has forecasted that light rain and thundershowers are very likely over North & South Goa on November 13. A rise in minimum temperature by around 2°C is also likely after 48 hours, the forecast adds. Justice Chandrachud sworn in as 50th CJI NEW DELHI: Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud, who was part of the Supreme Court benches that delivered several landmark verdicts including the Ayodhya land dispute case, was sworn in as the 50th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday. He took the oath in English and in the name of God. >> See pg 8 Nirav loses appeal, to be extradited LONDON: Diamond merchant Nirav Modi on Wednesday lost his appeal in the UK court against his extradition to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering. The High Court in London ruled that Modi’s risk of suicide is not such that it would be either unjust or oppressive to extradite him to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering. >> See pg 8 WEATHER >> Max: 33 C Min: 24 C Humidity: 46% TIDES Low: High: 05:42 17:42 00:07 10:59 PRICE ` 8 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 143 SAYS CRIMINALS FROM OUTSIDE GOA SETTING UP BUSINESS ACTIVITIES, APPEALS TO BE ALERT AGAINST CRIMES PORVORIM Stating that criminals from outside Goa are setting up business activities in the State, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant called upon people to be alert about external elements committing crimes in the State. “Crime detection rate in the State is 94%, which is highest in the country. But this is not enough and we have to endeavour to stop crime from happening. Criminals are using new techniques every day to commit crimes,” said Sawant. He was speaking after inaugurating a newly constructed building for the Police Outpost at Betim on Wednesday, in the presence of Saligao MLA Kedar Naik, Director General of Police Jaspal Singh, Inspector General of Police Omvir Singh. “Criminals from outside NEW DELHI Bolstered by investments it has made in technology and energy, India is set to surpass Japan and Germany to become the world’s third-largest economy by 2027, Morgan Stanley has forecast. The Wall Street major further said that India will be home to the third-largest stock market in the world by 2030. “Three megatrends--global offshoring, digitalisation, and energy transition -- are setting the scene for unprecedented economic growth in the country of more than one billion people,” Morgan Stanley said in a report. Stating that India is gain- SAWANT SPEAK Crime detection rate in the State is 94%, which is highest in the country We have to endeavour to stop crime from happening in the State Criminals are using new techniques every day to commit crimes Goa come to the State to set up their business activities. What is important is that we must strive to ensure that there is reduction in the crime rate, and this is possible if people become alert and support police in the prevention of crimes,” said Sawant. “Goa Police is improving its image every passing day and keeps itself abreast with technology to tackle all sorts of crimes. This outpost is not only an outpost but will be a police station where cases would be registered and people need not go elsewhere.” “Betim police outpost has a history. During the liberation Police app for online complaints on cards PORVORIM: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the police department would soon start accepting online complaints from the public online. “An app in this regard will be ready within a month,” said Sawant. movement, the Azad Gomantak Dal, a freedom fighters organisation, attacked this outpost and had ransacked arms to fight against the Portuguese, the chief minister informed. The building for the police Blotter paper on which LSD infused ‘integral part’: HC Cites combined weight to be considered while determining quantity of drug under NDPS Act THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The Bombay High Court at Goa has ruled that the blotting paper on which the psychotropic drug LSD was infused was an “integral part” of the drug and that “the weight of the blotter paper containing LSD will have to be considered for determining a small or commercial quantity of the offending drug under the NDPS Act, 1985.” Disposing a “reference” a division bench of Justices M S Sonak and Bharat Deshpande said that the “weight of the blotter paper containing LSD will have to be considered for determining a small or commercial quantity of the offending drug under the NDPS Act, 1985” and that “the blotter paper that carries the drug (LSD drops), which facilitates its consumption as a whole, India set to become 3rd largest economy by ’27 AGENCIES RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 Sawant targets outsiders again for rise in crimes THE GOAN I NETWORK THE SURVEY The Wall Street major says India will be home to the third-largest stock market in the world by 2030 ing power in the world order, Ridham Desai, Morgan Stanley’s Chief Equity Strategist for India, noted that “idiosyncratic changes” imply a once-in-a-generation shift and an opportunity for investors and companies. “India’s gross domestic product (GDP) could more than double from $3.5 trillion today to surpass $7.5 trillion >Continued on P5 KEY OBSERVATION The HC bench said the “weight of the blotter paper containing LSD will have to be considered for determining a small or commercial quantity of the offending drug under the NDPS Act, 1985” and that “the blotter paper that carries the drug (LSD drops), which facilitates its consumption as a whole, is a preparation, mixture, or neutral substance within the meaning of the NDPS Act 1985.” is a preparation, mixture, or neutral substance within the meaning of the NDPS Act 1985.” The matter was referred to the Bombay High Court at Goa by the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court to determine “whether the combined weight of the LSD and the blotter or just the weight of the pure LSD is relevant to determine the small or commercial quantity and the consequent punishment under the NDPS Act, 1985.” A reference was made to the Chief Justice after there were two contrary opinions expressed by single judge benches of the Bombay High Court -in Hitesh Hemant Malhotra vs State of Maharashtra delivered by Justice S K Shinde, >Continued on P5 Pak pummel NZ by 7 wkts, enter 3rd T20 WC final outpost at Betim has been constructed at a cost of Rs 80 lakh. The police outpost project provides facilities such as inspector’s cabin; lockup room; barrack; O.P. Incharge Room; reporting-cum-waiting room and conference room for the police. All facilities, except for the conference room, have been provided at the lower level to enable ease of access for senior citizens and women. Thanking the GSIDC for completing the police outpost at Betim, Saligao MLA Kedar Naik said this outpost will be useful to locals and they need not go to Porvorim police station for their complaints. DGP Jaspal Singh said a police officer of the rank of a Police Sub Inspector would be posted at this outpost at Betim, so that the people can register their complaints and need not go to Porvorim police station. >Continued on P5 SSC, HSSC Term-I exams from today THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Thousands of students will begin answering from Thursday (October 10) their term 1 Secondary (SSC) and Higher Secondary (HSSC) examinations conducted by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) at campuses across the State. The Class X (SSC) examination will begin from Thursday at 2.30 pm and go on till November 29, while in the case of Class (XII) students, they will go on until November 30 in the various streams. The term-1 examinations for both SSC and HSSC students is of multiple choice question (MCQ) based pattern and carries 40 marks. The term-2 examinations will be conducted by the board in March. The GBSHE had introduced this new pattern of conducting two terminal examinations back in 2021-22 due to the pandemic. It has however decided to continue with the same pattern this year as well. Drugged and raped in Goa: Guj model narrates ordeal FIR registered against hotelier, 4 other accomplices THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI A young struggling model has accused a businessman of drugging, raping and blackmailing her during their visit to Goa last year. The 20-year-old and the accused hail from Gujarat while the incident occurred in Calangute during their ‘business trip’ to the coastal State in December 2021. The model approached the Goa Police in person on Tuesday narrating her ordeal after which the Women police registered a First Information Report (FIR) against the man and his accomplices on Wednesday. A team is expected to leave for Bhuj, Gujarat to take custody of the accused following approval from Inspector General of Police Omvir Singh. The Goan has reliably learnt that apart from the hotelier, the survivor has named four others who took turns to rape her in Goa THE COMPLAINT During a photo shoot in Bhuj, the hotelier made his first move to build a friendship with the model Both exchange contact numbers after a short conversation during which the hotelier reveals his plan to set up ‘spas’ in Goa In December 2021, he invites her to Calangute to strike a business deal, and she agrees The victim flies to Goa while the hotelier travels by road They later check into a Calangute hotel from where they move to different places for work and sightseeing The hotelier offers the model a glass of beer which she refuses for fruit juice which was perhaps spike When the model woke up she found herself without clothes and in unbearable pain as well as her home State. “During a photo shoot in Bhuj, the accused hotelier made his first move to build a friendship with her. They exchanged their contact numbers after a short conversation during which he revealed his plan to set up ‘spas’ in Goa. After a few months in December 2021, he invited her to Calangute to strike a business deal, and she agreed,” sources said quoting her detailed complaint copy. The accused, however, had some other plans. According to the complainant, she flew to Goa on a SpiceJet >Continued on P5 Govt turns the heat, slaps notices on illegal hotels Notices issued to 38, Tourism dept to seal premises THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA Turning the heat on the hotels for operating illegally in the State, Tourism department has issued show cause notices to 38 hotels threatening to seal their premises for failure to register their businesses with the department. The department has issued notices to 27 hotels in South Goa on Wednesday, while 11 such premises involved in the hospitality industry were sent notices a day earlier. The Tourism department has issued the notices under the relevant sections of the Goa Registration of Tourist Trade Act for their failure to register with the department. Releasing the names of the hotels for conducting operations illegally, the department has warned of penal action including sealing of their premises. “The punishment includes OPERATING SANS REGISTRATION The Tourism department has issued notices to 27 hotels in South Goa on Wednesday, while 11 such premises involved in the hospitality industry were sent notices a day earlier The punishment includes imposition of fine imposition of fine upto Rs 1 lakh and may result in disconnection of water and electricity connection and sealing of the hotel premises,” the department said in a press note. It may be recalled that some months ago, the Goa Small and Medium Hoteliers Association had submitted a memorandum to the department about hotels that were conducting business without registering their premises with government authorities. They had said around 11,000 hotels were operat- upto Rs 1 lakh and may result in disconnection of water and electricity connection and sealing of the hotel premises Around 11,000 hotels were operating illegally in the State and action was sought against them ing illegally in the State and sought action against them. Based on the complaint, Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte had directed the department to take action against such hotels. To avoid hassles, the Tourism department had reduced paper work and directed such establishments to get registered with the department. The Tourism Minister had said some hotels had come forward and registered their premises with the department.
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