log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday The Goan (Playstore) Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday PG14 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2022 14 pages pages 6 & 7 United Goan Affiliation UK formally launched Goan singer wows diaspora Down Under Using Tiatr to convey values to Goan families in UK IN SHORT >> Water supply to Bardez, Pernem to be affected PANAJI: Water supply to entire Bardez and Pernem talukas will be affected from November 11 due to stoppage of raw water from Tillari canal to the water treatment plants at Assonora, Porvorim and Chandel. According to the notice, water supply timings to various localities in Bardez and Pernem may also be altered or changed depending upon the treated water levels at the plants. Bosco George named new IG of Prisons PANAJI: Superintendent of Police (IPS) Bosco George will replace Venancio Furtado to become the new Inspector General of Goa Prisons. The State government issued an order on Friday appointing IRB Commandant, SP George as the IGP, in addition to his duties. >> See pg 3 IFFI to celebrate Mexican cinema PANAJI: The 53rd IFFI will celebrate Mexico and its cinema with the screening of 7 Mexican films in various categories. The Mexican film Red Shoes will be competing with 14 other films in the international competition segment, winner of which is awarded the coveted Golden Peacock. Goa to participate at IITF in Delhi PANAJI: Goa will join the rest of the States and Union Territories of the country in participating at the prestigious 41st edition of India International Trade Fair to be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from November 14 to 27. The theme of IITF this year is Vocal for Local, Local to Global. WEATHER >> Max: 34 C Min: 22 C Humidity: 91% TIDES Low: High: 06:57 18:45 01:17 11:51 PRICE ` 8 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 145 Dravid rested for NZ tour, Laxman to coach Indian team RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 Apex court frees Nalini, five other Rajiv Gandhi killers CITES ARTICLE 142 TO ISSUE ANY ORDER TO PROVIDE ‘JUSTICE’ PTI NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Friday set free Nalini Sriharan and five other remaining convicts who are serving life term for about three decades in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, noting that its earlier order releasing another convict A G Perarivalan was equally applicable to them. The top court ordered the premature release of the six convicts after holding that all of them are deemed to have served their sentence in relation to the crime. The former prime minister was assassinated by a woman suicide bomber named Dhanu at a poll rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on the night of May 21, 1991. A bench of justices B R Gavai and B V Nagarathna noted that the Tamil Nadu Government has recommend- KEY SC OBSERVATIONS SC held that the Governor in matter of remission of an appellant convicted under section 302 was bound by advice of state Cabinet Undisputedly, in the present case the Cabinet has resolved grant of remission to all applicants We, therefore, find the factors which weighed with this court while ed the remission of sentence of all convicts, which has not been acted upon by the Governor. It also took into account that the conduct of the convicts was satisfactory during incarceration. Life imprisonment implies a jail term for the convict's entire life. Besides Nalini, the five others to be released are R P Ravi- directing the release of A G Perarivalan are equally applicable to the present applicants We direct that all appellants are deemed to have served their sentence in relation to the crime The applicants are thus directed to be released unless required in any other case chandran, Nalini's husband V Sriharan alias Murugan, Santhan, Robert Payas and Jayakumar. Sriharan, Santhan, Robert and Jayakumar are Sri Lankan nationals. Invoking its extraordinary power under Article 142 of the Constitution, the top court had on May 18 ordered the release of Perarivalan, who had K’taka pushes for fresh Mhadei water project MOVES CENTRE FOR STATUTORY CLEARANCES LIKELY TO RE-IGNITE CONTROVERSY IN GOA THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI A claim by Karnataka's irrigation minister that he met top Central ministers in the national capital to push for statutory clearances for an 'ambitious drinking water' project tapping the Mhadei river is set to re-ignite the row over the inter-State river water sharing dispute at least in political circles here in Goa. Govind Karjol, who is the minister holding major and medium irrigation department portfolio in Karnataka, claimed on Friday that he had met the Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi at the latter's residence. Karjol said the meeting was in connection with seeking approval for the ambitious Mhadei drinking water project. "I requested them to approve the project. A detailed discussion was held with the Union Hydropower Minister who has responded positively and promised to solve the problem,” Joshi, who hails from Karnataka, tweeted. Karjol also took up other pending irrigation proposals of Karnataka -- Upper Krishna Phase-3, Mekedatu project and Upper Bhadra project. These reports of lobbying by Karnataka over its Mhadei waters related project with the Centre is expected to raise the heckles of politicians in Goa and put pressure on Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and the ruling BJP in the State. Diversion of Mhadei waters by Karnataka has been a controversial matter between it and Goa for over four decades and in recent years politically sensitive as well. It was referred to a water disputes redressal tribunal by the Centre after several rounds of Chief Minister level talks of the two States over the decades had failed to resolve the matter. >Continued on P5 Cong terms order as ‘erroneous, unacceptable’ NEW DELHI: The Congress termed as ‘totally unacceptable and completely erroneous’ the apex court order and said it has shocked the nation's conscience. The party also said it disagreed with former party chief Sonia Gandhi, whose appeal helped in the commutation of death sentence of Nalini in 2000. It asserted that the party's stand had been consistent on this over the years despite the statements of the Gandhi family as it considers this an “institutional matter”. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters that the party intended to take “all available remedies, be it review or any other form of legal redress”. Goa gets `450 cr tax devolution from Centre THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Goa got a welcome allocation of Rs 450 crore as the Union Finance Ministry released two installments of additional tax devolution to States, nationally aggregating Rs 1.16-odd lakh crore as against normal monthly devolution of Rs 58,333 crore. The funds are meant to accelerate capital and developmental expenditure by States, the finance ministry said. India’s most populous State of Uttar Pradesh garnered a maximum Rs 20,929 crore and Bihar got Rs 11,734 crore. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant welcomed the allocation of Rs 450 crore, saying it will boost his government’s efforts in enhancing developmental works in multiple sectors. This is the second time in FY23 that the Centre has transferred two installments of tax devolution to State governments in the same month, with the previous occasion be- Chief Minister Pramod Sawant welcomed the allocation of Rs 450 crore, saying it will boost his government's efforts in enhancing developmental works in multiple sectors ing in August. The Centre releases 14 installments of tax devolution to States every year. As such, this involves two months where the installment is double of the usual monthly amount. Devolution refers to a portion of net proceeds from the central taxes and duties awarded to states. The 15th Finance Commission mandated that 41% of the central government’s tax mop-up be shared with states between FY22 to FY26. The formula for devolution and the quantum of taxes for each state is also decided by the Commission. The States had received served over 30 years in jail. Under Article 142, the top court may issue any verdict or order necessary to provide “complete justice”. “The court (SC) held that the Governor in matter of remission of an appellant convicted under section 302 was bound by advice of state Cabinet. Undisputedly, in the present case the Cabinet has resolved grant of remission to all the applicants. “We, therefore, find that the factors which weighed with this court while directing the release of A G Perarivalan are equally applicable to the present applicants. We direct that all the appellants are deemed to have served their sentence in relation to the crime. The applicants are directed to be released unless required in other case,” the bench said. IFFI duty: Cops to be denied leave from Nov 18-30 Shocker! Mandrem man gets power bill of `57.36 lakh THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The Office of the Director General of Police issued an order on Friday stating that police officials will not be granted leave from November 18 to November 30 in view of law and order arrangements and upcoming events. “In view of major law & order arrangements and events, no leave shall be granted from November 18-30, 2022,” reads the order signed by Superintendent of Police (HQ) Shekhar Prabhudessai. The order comes ahead of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) scheduled on November 20 while several policemen are deployed along with tourist-belt in the wake of a huge influx of visitors to the coastal State. Police sources told The Goan that leave only genuine or unavoidable cases will be allowed by the department upon verification. "IFFI has been reverted to physical mode after two years of hybrid format. We are expect huge influx of film lovers besides film celebrities from across the world,” an officer said. THE GOAN I NETWORK PERNEM An electricity bill was enough to give a consumer from Deulwada-Mandrem a shock, when he found out that he was charged a whopping bill of Rs 57,36,285 for a period of 32 days. Speaking to reporters, Keshav Mandrekar said only two persons reside in the house and his power bills used to be in the range of Rs 750-800 per month. “I approached the electricity department office at The Rs 57.36 lakh power bill was finally corrected by the electricity department and Mandrekar was later handed over a fresh bill for Rs 538 Agarwada and discussed the matter with the officers. They assured me that the bill would be rectified and the regular bill would be sent next month. But I was unsure about this assurance as the copy of my original bill was not taken by the officer and how would >Continued on P5 they know the details in the bill to get it corrected,” asked Mandrekar. Mandrekar then sent a copy of the bill through social media to the CM’s OSD and sought urgent intervention in the matter. News of the huge power bill went viral on social media, with many netizens mocking the electricity department for the goof-up. The Rs 57.36 lakh power bill was finally corrected by the electricity department and Mandrekar was later handed over a fresh bill for Rs 538. DOWNLOAD PRUDENT PLUS Govt steps in to tackle traffic jams near schools NEW MEASURES THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI he State government stepped with multiple measures to tackle traffic snarls on roads around school campuses across North Goa notifying areas where stopping vehicles will be banned, roads designated as one-ways and diversion of heavy vehicles to alternate routes. North Goa Collector has notified these measures in three talukas of Tiswadi, Bardez and Bicholim and will be in force during an hour at school opening and closing time -- 7 am to 8 am and 12.30 pm to 2 pm. In Panaji, at Sharada Mandir School, Miramar, the stretch of road from the Miramar traffic T Traffic chaos near Sharada Mandir School, Miramar. island circle to Martins beach corner has been notified as “No Entry for Heavy vehicles” and they will be diverted to the internal road via Dhempe College, Adharsh Colony up to the Dona Paula circle and vice-versa. Also, at the area near Auxilium High School in Taleigao Areas where stopping vehicles will be banned, roads designated as one-ways and diversion of heavy vehicles to alternate routes notified Measures to be enforced in three talukas of Tiswadi, Bardez and Bicholim To be in force during an hour at school opening and closing time -- 7 am to 8 am and 12.30 pm to 2 pm and St Minguel High School in Taleigao, the stretch road notified as “No Entry for Heavy vehicles” is from Blue Hotel, Adarsh Circle and at Oitem junction. Heavy vehicles are to be diverted via Miramar Dhempe College-Adarsh circle-old Dona Paula Road and Goa University. In Bardez at St Clara’s High School, Assonora and St Ann’s Blooming Buds School, Cansa-Tivim, the stretch of road from Cansa Market to Assonora Market is notified as “No Entry for Heavy vehicles” and they will be diverted via Cansa Market-Advalpal-Moitem. In Aldona, at the St Thomas Boys High School, and St Thomas Girls High School, the stretch road from the Corjuem Bridge to Belekar Open Air Hall, Moira has been notified >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
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