log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2022 MOVIES »PAGE 16 MUTUAL LOVE AND LUCK Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 16 pages PRICE ` 8 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 160 PLAY & PAUSE »PAGE 13 Articulating Art 9 Above all filmmaking is business of heart: Bahl Constitution Day and the Uniform Civil Code Brighten your winter face with pumpkin face packs 10 Teeth replacement options you need to know today Are you financially literate? 11 Bike Review Matter 07: Future of Electric Motorcycle >> SEE PG 2 ‘ORDER’ & DISORDER ON THE COAST IN SHORT >> Low pressure to bring rain for next 3 days PANAJI: Due to low pressure area over Andhra Pradesh, light rain and thundershowers very likely at isolated places over Goa on November 26, 27 and 28. A rise in minimum temperature by around 1-2°C likely after 24 hour, says IMD. Teltumbde walks out of Taloja jail MUMBAI: Scholar-activist Anand Teltumbde, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, was on Saturday released from the Taloja central prison in Navi Mumbai a day after the Supreme Court rejected the National Investigation Agency’s plea challenging his bail. Another case against Shetty in land grab PANAJI: The Special Investigation Team of the Crime Branch , probing the large-scale land scam in Goa, is soon to arrest Vikrant Shetty in yet another offence registered against him. >> See pg 3 WEATHER >> Max: 31 C Min: 25C Humidity: 67% TIDES Low: High: 07:24 19:27 01:52 12:49 RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 SPORTS »PAGE 8 ISL: FC Goa go down 0-2 to Bengaluru FC Using BNPL services? Know how to use it wisely Ahead of World AIDS Day, a glimpse at campaigns that helped in spreading awareness Feeling fantastic 2nd ODI: Indian batting needs fresh approach to save series There are several reasons why individuals experience career crisis. NGT puts State govt on notice over wetlands SEEKS COMPREHENSIVE AFFIDAVIT ON STATUS WITHIN 4 WEEKS THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Goa government to file a comprehensive affidavit indicating how much work is still left to be done as regards identification of the wetlands and how much time would be taken in finally notifying the wetlands being identified in Goa. Hearing a petition filed by public spirited activist Kashinath Shetye, the Tribunal noted that there was considerable delay in the initial deadline -- the NGT had earlier provided a one year deadline to identify the remaining wetlands from the date of order i.e. 23.01.2020, which period has already expired -- but was mollified by the government statement that work on identifying the wetlands was well underway. “But we have come to know… that the work of identification of the wetlands as KEY TRIBUNAL OBSERVATIONS The work of identification of the wetlands as well as their being so notified, is ongoing and by now 42 wetlands have been identified and out of them, 8 have already been notified while remaining are in the process of being notified The Goa State Wetlands Authority should file a comprehensive affidavit, indicating there-in as to how much work is still left to be done as regards identification of the wetlands and how much time would be taken in finally notifying the wetlands. The authority should file the same within four weeks’ time well as their being so notified, is ongoing and by now 42 wetlands have been identified and out of them, 8 have already been notified while remaining are in the process of being notified,” the National Green Tribunal observed. We do not find the clarity Coastal body comes alive, issues ‘stop work’ order to Anjuna club THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) may have overrun its tenure and technically left without substantive powers but it has not stopped its member-secretary Dashrath Redkar from issuing a sweeping ‘stop work’ order and a concurrent ‘demolition’ notice to the controversial Ozrant-Anjuna club -- Waters Beach Lounge and Grill. Redkar’s order asks the management to immediately bring to a halt all construction work at the site and was issued to Samvar Merchant, who is the director of the company that owns the outlet -Water Beach Lounge and Grill Private Limited. The notice also asks Merchant to also show-cause why construction already done should not be demolished and to file his reply within 15 days. A crucial watchdog against irregularities and violations of CRZ rules along Goa’s vast coast, the GCZMA headed by Environment Secretary Arun Kumar Mishra, IAS, had ended its term on October 31. Earlier this week, at least WHAT THE NOTICE SAYS The management asked to immediately bring to a halt all construction work at the site and was issued to Samvar Merchant, who is the director of the company that owns the outlet -- Water Beach Lounge and Grill Private Limited. Merchant also asked to also show-cause why construction already done should not be demolished and to file his reply within 15 days two judicial authorities -- National Green Tribunal and Bombay High Court’s Goa Bench -- have taken cognizance of the GCZMA’s going defunct and issued directions to the MoEF&CC to speed up its process and reconstitute the body. Legal experts said, the chairman and member-secretary have residual powers to issue administrative and executing orders in a vacuum such as the GCZMA currently finds itself with its term ended. Redkar’s order to Merchant of Waters Beach Lounge and Grill meanwhile said: “The GCZMA hereby directs you to Stop Work with immediate effect and Show Cause as to why a direction to demolish the structures and restore the land to its original condition should not be issued to you.” Merchant has also been directed by Redkar to ensure that no further civil work of any kind is carried out at the site and to file his reply with a compliance report and permissions if any from authorities to the GCZMA within 15 days. The controversial Ozrant-Anjuna club had also been asked to pull down its structure for violating CRZ norms last year. This year, however, it was issued permission to construct wooden structures (shacks and huts) in its property >Continued on P6 on the point as to how many more wetlands are left to be identified still. The learned Counsel for the authority apprised that this work is ongoing, hence some more time would be needed. “We direct the authority (Goa State Wetlands Authority) to file a comprehensive affidavit, indicating there-in as to how much work is still left to be done as regards identification of the wetlands and how much time would be taken in finally notifying the wetlands. We grant four weeks’ time for the authority to file the same,” the NGT observed. According to the affidavit filed by the GSWA eight wetlands have been finally notified, nine are draft notified wetlands, seven wetlands are identified and approved for draft notification and the process of draft notification is ongoing while a further 15 wetlands have been identified to be placed before next GSWA for approval for Draft Notification. THE GOAN I NETWORK T A beeline of vehicles stranded in the traffic for hours at Agassaim on Saturday. Narayan Pissurlenkar When contacted, sources in the Vasco Traffic Cell said the traffic jam had begun by Saturday afternoon, as a large queue of vehicles were seen across all sides of the Cortalim circle, towards Verna, Vasco and even along the Agassaim bypass. 28 PIs transferred in major reshuffle Tiatrist John Claro conferred Sangeet Natak Akademi award Officer heading the Phogat death probe sent to Colva THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Noted Goan tiatrist John Claro Fernandes has been conferred with a one-time ‘Sangeet Natak Akademi Award’ for playwrighting which was announced on Friday. Writer, director and actor John is among the 75 artists across India and the only artist from Goa who has been selected by the national academy of music, dance and drama for this prestigious award. The award is to honour those artists above 75 years of age and who have not been accorded any national honour in their career. The awardees represent the nation, and belong to different states and Union Territories. Besides, these artists cover the different genres of the performing arts of India, said the ministry of art and culture, government of India in a statement. The award carries a purse of Rs 1 lakh, besides a ‘Tamrapatra’ and ‘Angavastram’. THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI In a major reshuffle, 28 Police Inspectors attached to various police stations (PS) and specialised units received orders of transfers and postings, which the department claims is ‘routine.’ Among the total, PI Therron D’Costa, who headed a special team of Goa Police to Haryana, Gurgaon, and Noida to investigate BJP leader Sonali Phogat’s death has been transferred to Colva PS. Whereas, Chetan Saulekar has replaced PI Brendon D’Souza to take charge of the Panaji Traffic Cell while D’Souza is posted at State Police Control Room (SPCR), while Ninad Deulkar and Mahesh Kerkar are transferred to the newly constituted Mopa Police Station and Mopa Traffic Cell (TC) respectively. Among the other transfers, Filomeno Costa is transferred to Traffic Cell, Colva, Tulshidas Naik to Margao Town Police Station, Ditendra Naik to Fatorda PS, Girendra Naik to Security Unit, Panaji, Vi- >Continued on P6 Four college girls drown during selfie at waterfall jaynath Kavlekar to TC, Curchorem, and Shitakant Nayak to Security Unit, Panaji. Sachin Narvekar has been posted at TC, Calangute whereas Raghoba Kamat and Yogesh Sawant are posted at Security Unit, Panaji (CM Security). Similarly, Virendra Veluskar is transferred to CB Ribandar, Vishwajit Chodankar to TC, Pernem; Alvito Rodrigues to Mormugao PS, Videsh Pilgaonkar to Tiracol Coastal Security PS, Kapil Nayak to Vasco PS, John Fernandes to PTS Valpoi, Milind Bhuimber to Saligao PS, Sachin Lokre to Crime Reader, PHQ Panaji, and Vinayak Patil to Dabolim Airport PS. Arjun Sangodkar is transferred to SB Centre Vasco, Narayan Chimulkar to CB Ribandar, Ravindra Dessai to Maina Curtorim PS, Mohan Gaude to TEC Panaji and Manguesh Volvoikar is given the charge at ACB, Vigilance. In a separate order, four PIs (Armed Police) are also transferred and posted at new >Continued on P6 FRANCE ENTERS KNOCKOUT STAGE Kylian Mbappe scored a brace and put defending champion France into the knockout stage of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Denmark. THE GOAN I NETWORK BELAGAVI Taking a selfie near a waterfall turned tragic for four college girls from Belagavi city, when they drowned while on a picnic near Kitwad waterfalls on the Karnataka-Maharashtra border off the Kowad Road. The condition of one girl is said to be serious. According to sources, 40 girls from a college in the city had gone to a picnic to Kitwad waterfalls. Five girls had gone to the edge of the water falls for a selfie, when they slipped into the water and drowned. The deceased have been identified as Asiya Mujawar (17) of Ujwal Nagar, Kudrashiya Hasham Patel (20) of Angol, Rukhsar Bhisti (20) and Tasmiya (20) of Zatpat Colony, all from South Belagavi. The bodies of the four deceased were brought to the BIMS for post mortem and were later handed over to the relatives. A case is registered at Belagavi Rural Police station. Major traffic jam at Cortalim leaves motorists fuming VASCO housands of vehicles were stranded for hours along the Siridao-Cortalim-Verna stretch of the highway on Saturday, leaving motorists fuming at the traffic jam. Speaking to The Goan, a motorist who was proceeding from Panaji to Margao said he took over two hours to travel between Siridao and Cortalim Junction. “There were six lines of vehicles proceeding from Panaji towards Margao and the traffic jam began right from Siridao. Police were seen only at the Cortalim Junction. On the other side, vehicles were held up in a traffic jam right from Cortalim to the Toyota showroom at Verna,” the motorist said. Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday LIVE SMART »PAGE 14 The millennial career crisis is real EFFORTS THAT MATTER Kiara Advani and Karan Johar talk about their upcoming film Govinda Naam Mera MAGAZINE MAGAZ The Goan (Playstore) “There was a heavy flow of vehicles due to the Novena of St Francis Xavier at Old Goa and many vehicles were moving from all sides towards Agassaim and Pilar to attend the Novena. To make matters worse, we also had the football match at Fatorda stadium, which added to the traffic,” said a source. “Besides, being the weekend, we had a large number of tourists moving in rent-a-car vehicles and there was a huge movement of taxis coming from the airport side and finally later in the evening, we also had people leaving offices.” “There were also minor accidents and breakdowns reported at the Zuari bridge and other locations along the Cortalim-Panaji road,” the source added. Kylian Mbappe scores his second goal against Denmark. US frustrates England again It’s three times and counting and England is still waiting for its first win against the Americans after a 0-0 draw on Friday Finally, Lewandowski scores at WC Robert Lewandowski at last scored a goal in a World Cup match, helping Poland beat Saudi Arabia 2-0. Piotr Zielinski scored the other goal Australia’s emotions run high after rare win Mitchell Duke celebrated scoring Australia’s winning goal by forming a “J” with his fingers in a tribute to his son Jaxson, who was in the stands. Australia beat Tunisia 1-0 (Reports on pg 7) Flashes of Arab unity at FIFA WC after years of discontent AGENCIES DOHA For a brief moment after Saudi Arabia’s Salem Aldawsari fired a ball from just inside the penalty box into the back of the net to seal a World Cup win against Argentina, Arabs across the divided Middle East found something to celebrate. Such Arab unity is hard to come by and fleeting when it arrives. But Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup has provided a moment where many in the Arab world have rallied by Doha and the Saudi team’s win. Whether that momentum continues will be tested on Saturday as Saudi Arabia faces Poland — and as regional tensions, religious differences and renewed economic competition between countries resume. “All Arabic countries are celebrating because one Arab team won,” said 27-year-old Saudi Rakan Yousef after Arab fans congratulated him in Doha, Qatar, on the Green Falcons’ win. “Even the emir of Qatar attended our match. ... There’s this feeling now that we are all brothers. That’s why I’m speechless.” The Arab world’s division start even with the Arabic language. Spoken Arabic changes regionally, with the Berberinfused Arabic of North Africa, the rapid-fire Egyptian heard in movies and television comedies, the soft Levantine drawl and the guttural dialect of the Gulf Arabs. “Qatar did a tremendous job organizing a World Cup. ... Qatar never claimed it was perfect,” Safadi said. “We have differences in opinion, we have differences in views but that should not take away from the fact that Qatar has really put together a World Cup that is unique in every sense of the word.” But the biggest surprise came two days later as Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina by winning their opener in the tournament, with Aldawsari doing a cartwheel and a flip. Qatar’s ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, attended the match and wore a Saudi flag around his shoulders. One veteran Saudi sports journalist, Majed al-Tuwaijri, even wept on air after the match.
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