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In keeping of December First and stamped consists of cal significance comThe collection sheet of a was an entire mint stamp that memorative Goa’s liberation issued after St Francis Xaviwhich featured on Decemissued er and was which adorns my ber 24, 1974, in addition philately collection been ishave Postal to those which Portuguese sued by the Minting Service. Saint of the Patron , While no introduction Goa needs Feast of St Francis Xavier supplement on page 5 Best Wishes From Wishing all the of Devotees s St. Franci Xavier ast Happy Fe Warm Wishes From BARBOSA ANTHONY - South Goa, BJP ST Morcha of Manora) (Vice President: of Youth Club Vice President TIMUDO pages 6 & 7 LEANNA G. SA & ANLE BARBO aia) (Manora–R Feast of St Francis Xavier: Fervour across the world ‘Body’ of Goencho Saib preserved in Karachi ‘Tomb’ of St Francis Xavier recreated at Sharjah Centre buckles, pulls down sex trafficking report from website SOCIAL WORKERS WANT SURVEY REPORT TO BE RE-UPLOADED THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI In a surprising turn of events, the Ministry of Women & Child Development has pulled down outdated reports on Human Trafficking in various States and Union Territories, barely two days after uploading the extensive study on its official website. The report on Goa which contained inputs from multiple sources tagged Goa as a ‘source’ State in addition to being a ‘destination’ State. Hours after The Goan’s news article on Friday went viral on various social media platforms mentioning that the partially-government funded survey carried out by Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai was published on the Ministry’s website three years R 2 December a n Saint of Go d the Patro Philately an ay oaneveryd Facebook.com/theg 27 pages PRICE ` 8 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 166 ON BE OLD GOA: Tens of thousands of people will throng the Basilica of Bom Jesus to participate in the Feast of St Francis Xavier in Old Goa on Saturday. Masses on the Feast Day will be celebrated at 4 am, 5 am, 6 am, 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, High Mass at 10.30 am, 12.30 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm (English). everyday @thegoan The Goan (Playstore) BARELY TWO DAYS AFTER UPLOADING IT… St Xavier’s feast today et log on to thegoan.n Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday DECE M after its submission in November 2019, the reports were pulled down. Social workers have now called for re-uploading of the document. “Surprised that the ‘National Report’ on ‘Human Trafficking in Vulnera- ble Districts of India’ done by #TISS which was uploaded on your site 2 days back is no more there. The report with all its limitations did provide few insights which would definitely help the public,” reads a post by Padmashree Sunitha Send at least 40 students to Ayurveda Meet, govt tells schools IN SHORT >> Two killed in road mishap at Chorla THE GOAN I NETWORK VALPOI: Two persons were killed while three persons were seriously injured when a car from Maharashtra which was travelling to Goa via Belgaum region plunged into a valley in Chorla Ghat late Thursday night. >> See pg 3 Two get pre-arrest bail in grain scam PANAJI: Both the alleged main accused in the civil supplies grain smuggling case have been granted anticipatory bail by Panaji sessions court. Sachin Naik Borkar and Virendra Mardolkar had filed for anticipatory bail following unearthing of the alleged racket by the Crime Branch. Bids for Bainguinim plant extended again PANAJI: Goa Waste Management Corporation has again extended the timeline for firms to submit bids to build a waste-processing capacity at Bainguinim. >> See pg 3 Krishna as she tagged the official Twitter handle of the Ministry. NGO ARZ Director Arun Pandey, who also questioned the delay in publishing the government report, also sought to re-upload the information, stating, “It is an important report. Public & LEA should have access to the report to plan action to implement the recommendation. I appeal to MWCD to re-upload the report on their website for easy access to all.” The survey, while pointing fingers at Tourism for the flourishing trafficking of women and child for sex trafficking, also spoke about the challenge faced by the Tourism Department to keep a check on all the hotels and lodges in Goa, despite issuing a circular those identity cards South Korea down Portugal, both teams in round of 16 The South Korean team in jubilant mood after their win against Portugal. Heechan Hwang scored a late winner as South Korea beat Portugal 2-1 in the Group H clash on Friday to advance to the knockout round. Portugal has already qualified for the last 16 Germany out despite win against Costa Rica Japan stun Spain, Uruguay, Ghana both enter knocked out Uruguay secured a 2-0 win knockout stage over Ghana but both nations Germany were knocked out for a second consecutive time despite a 4-2 win over Costa Rica after the 4-times champions were consigned to third place Japan scored a controversial winner as they staged another World Cup comeback defeating Spain. Both teams have reached the last 16 were dumped out of the World Cup after South Korea pipped them to the Group H runners-up spot with victory over Portugal PANAJI The State government has asked heads of schools and higher secondary schools in Goa to send a batch of at least 40 students along with two teachers to visit the World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) and Arogya Expo slated to be held in the capital city from December 8 to 11. The missive was issued to heads of all government, aided and unaided secondary and higher secondary schools in the State on Thursday. The visit of the students to the Ayurveda Congress, according to the circular, has to be scheduled on the first three days -- December 8 to 10. “Heads of all govt/govt aided/unaided secondary and higher secondary & special scholls are hereby requested to allow minimum 40 students from std., VIII to XII alongwith 2 teachers to visit 9th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) and Arogya Expo a biggest event in traditional >Continued on P8 of room occupants should be submitted. A copy of the report, in possession of The Goan, further claimed that “a rise in all forms of trafficking is observed during the tourist season from October to March.” In order to keep vigilance on the beach belts, the tourism department has Flying Squads of Police. The police constables are located at various spots along the tourist belt and act under the command of the Assistant Director. However, this number is not enough to tackle the entire state of Goa. The main role of the flying squads is implementation, protection and maintenance of the Goa Registration of Tourists Act,” it states. >Continued on P8 Russian tourist raped at Calangute resort, two Nepalis arrested THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The Calangute police have arrested two Nepali nationals on charges of raping a Russian tourist. According to the police, the 37-year-old, who arrived in Goa on Thursday and checked in at a resort in Calangute, was raped while she was in her room. The room boys, Sakil Ansari alias Salman and Sahimuddin Ansari, both in their early 29s and hailing from Bardiya, Nepal raped her while she was allegedly in an inebriated condition. “The accused, employed as room boys raped the victim lady without her consent, thereby committing rape. We have arrested both the accused after receiving a complaint from the victim,” an officer said. Sources said the accused confessed to having committed the crime, after initially refusing their role in the case. “They were summoned to the The room boys, Sakil Ansari alias Salman and Sahimuddin Ansari, both in their early 29s and hailing from Bardiya, Nepal raped her while she was allegedly in an inebriated condition police station for investigation. Initially, they denied that they raped the complainant but after sustained questioning, they broke down confessing their crime,” the officer further stated. Legal counsel for the Russian Consulate in Goa, Advocate Vikram Varma has hailed police’s swift action in bringing the culprit to book. “Keeping the excellent reputation of India as a tourist destination, the victim never expected this to happen. I hope she can recover from this terrible trauma. However, I must mention that the brilliant work done by the Goa Police,” he said. Govt notifies sand mining rules, sets annual limit LEASES CAN EXTRACT ONLY 1000 CUBIC MTS YEARLY THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The Directorate of Mines and Geology has notified changes in the Goa Minor Mineral Concession Rules and set a 1,000 cubic meters per year upper limit for sand mining to all new leases to be issued. The notification issued by the Director of Mines and Geology, Dr Suresh Shanbogue also aims to streamline the process of issuing leases to the traditional, manual sand miners. Sand mining leases will be issued only in government demarcated zones and extraction activity will be permitted only only between 6 am to 6 pm. Mechanized extraction will not be permitted, according to the notification. Also, all tools and machinery violating this condition will be seized, Dr Shanbogue states in the notification. The notification also defines a ‘traditional sand ex- WHAT THE NOTIFICATION SAYS Sand mining leases will be issued only in government demarcated zones Extraction activity will be permitted only only between 6 am to 6 pm Mechanized extraction will not be permitted… all tools and machinery violating this condition will be seized It defines a ‘traditional sand extractor’ as one who belongs to the local community in Goa and whose livelihood is solely dependent on sand extraction by manual methods tractor’ as one who belongs to the local community in Goa and whose livelihood is solely dependent on sand extraction by manual methods. Also, he/she should have The notification, however, makes one exception: those born and whose birth is registered in Goa, or whose parents or grandparents are born in Goa and who are residing in the State for at least 15 years are permitted to apply for sand extraction lease 70% to be reserved for traditional sand miners and 30% to freshers been granted lease for extraction of ordinary sand in Goa at any point between February 1974 and December 2010, >Continued on P8 IIT students bag over `1 crore Suella’s reappointment as UK home secy under lens packages in placement drives Parliamentary panel says Rishi Sunak has set a dangerous precedent PTI NEW DELHI The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) have recorded an increase in international offers for its students with several of them bagging packages exceeding Rs 1 crore per annum during the 2022 placement drive. At IIT Madras, at least 25 students have bagged offers with pay packages over Rs 1 crore per annum. The institute has also recorded the highest-ever pre-placement offers this year, which is nearly 10% higher than last year’s figure of 407. PTI The top companies that offered the majority of the offers include Texas Instruments, Bajaj Auto Ltd and Chetak Tech Ltd, Qualcomm, J P Morgan Chase and Co, Proctor and Gamble, Morgan Stanley, Graviton etc “The return to an in-person mode of placements was well received by both students as well as recruiters. We hope the new hybrid arrangement will enhance the quality of student-employer interaction and result in higher placements,” said TB Ramkamal, Student Academic Affairs Secretary at IIT Madras. The top companies that offered the majority of the of- fers to IIT-Madras students include Texas Instruments (14 offers), Bajaj Auto Ltd and Chetak Tech Ltd (10 offers), Qualcomm (8), J P Morgan Chase and Co (9), Proctor and Gamble (7), Morgan Stanley (6), Graviton (6), McKinsey & Company (5) and Cohesity (5). IIT Guwahati, too, started its placement on Friday in which a total of 290 offers were made by 84 companies. LONDON he reappointment of Indian-origin Suella Braverman as the British home secretary by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sets a dangerous precedent for how breaches of the ministerial code are dealt with, a cross-party parliamentary panel said in a report on Friday. Braverman, 42, had resigned from the Cabinet of former prime minister Liz Truss, having breached the ministerial code by sending secure information from her private email. She was reappointed by Sunak on October T COMMITTEE’S OBSERVATIONS The situation was unsatisfactory and there needs to be a more robust system of upholding standards in public life Reappointment of the home secretary sets a dangerous precedent Leaking of restricted material is worthy of significant sanction under the 25, leading to growing calls for her resignation. The House of Commons Public Administration and new graduated sanctions regime introduced in May A subsequent change in prime minister should not wipe the slate clean and allow for rehabilitation and a return to ministerial office in a shorter time frame To allow this Constitutional Affairs Committee said the situation was unsatisfactory and that there needed to be a more to take place does not inspire confidence in the integrity of the government nor offer much incentive to proper conduct in future Committee recommended that former ministers and civil servants who break the rules should face legal action robust system of upholding standards in public life. The reappointment of the home secretary sets a dangerous precedent, the Committee’s report said. The leaking of restricted material is worthy of significant sanction under the new graduated sanctions regime introduced in May, including resignation and a significant period out of office. A subsequent change in prime minister should not wipe the slate clean and allow for a rehabilitation and a return to ministerial office in a shorter time frame. To allow this to take place does not inspire confidence in the integrity of the government nor offer much incentive to proper conduct in future, it said.
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