log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2023 MOVIES »PAGE 16 Making bygone cool again Arbaaz Khan talks about his latest chat show The Invincibles Series and more Khela Hobe: A good idea marred by average production value >> SEE PG 3 THE DARK SHADES OF ‘KHAKI’ MAGAZINE MAGAZ 9 National Science Day: The discovery of Raman effect Admissibility of electronic evidence under Evidence Act, 1872 Play organic Holi with natural colours Milk teeth and 10 why they matter in the long run Walking pilgrimage: Spiritual way to enrich our Lenten journey Auto Review 2023 Hyundai Aura: What’s Your Aura? 11 IN SHORT >> Traffic head constables empowered to issue challans for violations PANAJI: With the rise in rate of road accidents in the State, an order has been issued empowering Head Constables of Goa traffic police to issue challans to violators of traffic rules. Those in charge have been asked to deploy Head Constables for traffic duties on rotation basis. DySP Traffic (HQ) has also been asked to provide additional e-challan machines to all traffic units. Govt floats education loans for students PANAJI: The Goa Education Development Corporation has invited applications from students to avail interest free education loans for the academic year 2022-23. The forms for IFEL scheme 202223 (fresh & renewal) will be available on www.gedc-goa. org till March 24. WEATHER >> Max: 34 C Min: 22 C Humidity: 75% TIDES Low: High: 09:09 21:06 02:20 16:02 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday The Goan (Playstore) 16 pages PRICE ` 8 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 249 RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 PLAY & PAUSE »PAGE 13 LIVE SMART »PAGE 14 SPORTS »PAGE 8 Marvellous Masaba HOW TO GET RID OF MICROPLASTICS IN DAY-TO-DAY LIFE? Women’s T20 WC Final: ‘Invincible’ Australia takes on South Africa Ace fashion designer and entrepreneur Masaba Gupta gets candid on being a love child, a woman of colour and work like balance An easy guide on how to get rid of its usage FROM POLAND TO PUNJAB How to keep flowers fresh VATICAN ope Francis said Saturday that financial misconduct by Vatican personnel harms the church's mission and scandalises the faithful, doubling down on the need for trials in the tiny city state to find justice. Francis made the comments during an address to prosecutors, judges and employees of the Vatican City State's civil and criminal tribunal at the start of the judicial year. The tribunal has seen its caseload grow significantly in recent years as the Vatican enforces new financial standards and accountability, most recently with an ongoing trial into the Holy See's investment P Arsenal beats Leicester 1-0 to stay top of EPL Finally, K’taka officially sends Parts of Mapusa, Porvorim go dry, copy of Mhadei DPRs to Goa residents fume SAWANT ACCUSES OPPOSITION OF PLAYING POLITICS THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Karnataka on Saturday officially sent Goa the original copy of the detailed project reports (DPRs) of its dam projects at Kalsa and Bhandura approved by the Central Water Commission and the trigger for the current upheaval related to the water dispute between the two neighbours. Goa's Advocate General Devidas Pangam, who is coordinating the legal fight in the Supreme Court said the Goa government will now study the DPRs minutely and file objections before the CWC. SC had directed Karnataka to provide the DPRs at the last hearing of Goa's Interlocutory Application in the pending matter of the challenge to the final award of the Mahadayi Warer Dispute Tribunal (MWDT) held earlier this Mhadei meeting in Canacona on Mon month. The Mhadei dispute erupted again and has muddied Goa's political waters ever since news broke of the CWC nod to the Kalasa-Bhandura project DPRs meant to divert the river waters to the Malaprabha basin in terms of the MWDT. The opposition Congress, AAP, Goa Forward Party and Revolutionary Goans have all accused the BJP Governments in Goa, Karnataka and at the Centre of attempting to electorally milk the Mhadei conundrum. The Opposition and civil society organisations have repeatedly pinned the Pramod Sawant-led government of betraying Goa's interests for the BJP's electoral gain in Karnataka where polls are likely by May-June. Now, railway work near Majorda in eye of storm CANACONA: Save Mhadei Save Goa Movement has announced its first meeting in the southern most taluka of Goa at Canacona on Monday. Stating that the diversion of Mhadei river would also affect residents in the South, activists called for participation in the meeting at old busstand, Chaudi-Canacona at 4 pm. >> See pg 2 The continuous pressure from the Opposition and growing public opinion prompted the government to file the Interlocutory Application before the Apex Court. Meanwhile, Sawant at a public function in his home constituency of Sanquelim hit out at the Opposition parties accusing them of playing politics over the issue even as he asserted that Goa will win the legal battle for Mhadei. He also lashed out at the Opposition saying they were misguiding the people. “I assure the people of Goa that we will win the Mhadei water dispute case," Sawant said in a speech. The Opposition is playing politics on the critical issue of Mhadei, he added. He repeated his claim that the Centre’s nod for PRAWAH - the Tribunal mandated Mhadei water management authority, will help prevent rogue diversion of Mhadei's waters by Karnataka. He also claimed it (PRAWAH) reaffirms that no injustice to Goa will be permitted by the Centre. "Goa has a legally strong case and soon you will see the results," Sawant added THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA Even as the PWD issued a notice warning of restricted water supply on February 27 and 28 in Bardez, parts of Mapusa and Porvorim went without water on Friday and Saturday leaving the parched residents fuming. The locals were more shocked and upset as the supply was cut off without issuing any warning. Poor management of water supply has also led to irregular supply to several areas in Mapusa putting the residents in great hardship. “The citizens should be made aware of the timings if there is a shutdown so that they are prepared and make alternate arrangements. Or else they have to keep waiting for water supply. If the timings are changed or there are some exigencies then people should be informed. Now, with social media it’s much easier to disseminate information,” said Poor management of water supply has also led to irregular supply to several areas but locals were more shocked and upset as the supply was cut off without issuing any warning Eric Gomes, a resident of Peddem, Mapusa. “The PWD is known for carrying out unplanned and haphazard works. At least we expect better service from the government by ensuring regular water supply. We have been paying our bills regularly yet the department prefers to give us a shock by cutting the supply suddenly,” said Seema Nagvenkar, a housewife in Mapusa. Besides Mapusa, several parts of Porvorim also did not get regular supply inconveniencing the residents from the constituency. “Goans and moreover >Continued on P5 PICTURE PERFECT! BIO-DIVERSITY PANEL ASKS COLLECTOR TO STOP WORK; CITES DAMAGE TO FIELDS, NATURAL FLOW OF WATER THE GOAN I NETWORK MARGAO Charging the Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd with destroying the bio-diversity and natural flow of water in the village, the Majorda-Utorda-Calata Bio-diversity Management Committee has urged the South Goa Collector to stop the ongoing work at the earliest to obviate further damage to the biodiversity, the agricultural fields, the destruction of natural flow of water, etc. The Committee has also urged the office of the Collector to arrange a joint inspection immediately of officials from Collector’s office, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, State Bio-Diversity board members, and the Bio-diversity committee members of Majorda-Utorda-Calata village panchayat at the earliest to understand the disaster and destruction that awaits the villages due to the unplanned construction being undertaken in the name of the double tracking project. Chairperson of Majorda-Utorda-Calata Bio-diversity management committee The site near the Majorda railway tracks where railways have cut through land to execute work on the project. Miss Karen Braganza informed that ‘it is pertinent to note that farmers in both the villages are dependent on the flowing water and underground water reserve to carry out their agricultural activities throughout the year. “Construction work has been undertaken parallel to the railway track in Majorda by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited and there is lot of construction debris, waste and dirty mud/slurry is been dumped in agriculture fields. Majorda Lake which is across the Railway track on eastern side will be polluted if the debris, mud/ slurry and other construction material is not removed immediately”, she said. She added: “This water subsequently flows into River Sal. Any pollution, blockage or disruption of water flow will severely affect the entire bio-diversity and water table of the village of Utorda & Majorda and the same will result >Continued on P5 The refurbished jetty at Dona Paula that was inaugurated on Saturday. NEED TO FULFIL DUTIES SCRUPULOUSLY: POPE Financial misconduct by Vatican personnel harms the church's mission It also scandalises the faithful… there is a need for trials to find justice The problem is not the trials, but the facts and conduct that determine them and make them painfully necessary In fact, such behaviour, on the part of members of the Church, seriously harms its effectiveness in reflecting the divine light The growing attention that public opinion reserves for our activities and the judgment that many, every day, express on our work, make us aware of the great responsibility entrusted to us in a London property. Defence lawyers for some of the 10 defendants have flagged shortcomings in the Vatican's unique legal system over the course of the trial, arguing that the rights of the defense haven't been respected. Francis didn't refer to the London case specifically, but he warned against focusing on the nitty-gritty of the Vatican's legal system given the seriousness of the conduct at issue. Here we must be clear and avoid the risk of confusing the finger with the moon,'' Francis said, using an analogy to insist that the focus must remain on the big picture of the alleged crimes. The problem is not the trials, but the facts and conduct that determine them and make them painfully necessary. In fact, such behaviour, on the part of members of the Church, seriously harms its effectiveness in reflecting the divine light. The London trial, which Narayan Pissurlenkar Dona Paula jetty re-opened after 5 yrs THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Nearly five years after it was shut, the refurbished Dona Paula jetty was on Saturday inaugurated and thrown open for public use, albeit at an entry fee of Rs 50 for adult tourists, while locals will not be charged. The jetty, which will also Pope pushes for clean-up of Vatican’s fiscal mess PTI Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday opened in July 2021 and is expected to conclude before the end of the year, concerns the Vatican's 350 million-euro investment in a luxury property as well as spinoff investigations. Prosecutors have accused 10 people of fleecing the Holy See of tens of millions of euros; the defense has denied wrongdoing. The growing attention that public opinion reserves for our activities and the judgment that many, every day, express on our work, make us aware of the great responsibility entrusted to us and the need to fulfil our duties scrupulously and accurately, but, above all, with great respect for the values underlying the guarantees of due process, he said. entail an 'entry fee' of Rs 25 for tourists between the age of 10 and 18, was developed by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation under the Central government's 'Swadesh Darshan' scheme. Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte, whose birthday it was on Saturday, did the honours inaugurating it in the presence of Saligao MLA, Ke- dar Naik and local CCP councillor, Nelson Cabral. Notably, none of the Monserrate's attended the function which was in the jurisdiction of the Taleigao constituency, considered their pocket borough. The three Monserrate's -Revenue Minister Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate, his wife Jennifer Monserrate who is the local MLA and their son Rohit who is the CCP Mayor -- were strangely all missing from an official government function. While inaugurating the jetty, Khaunte said tourists will be charged Rs 50 as 'entry fee' while tourists aged between 10 and 18 will be charged half the rate. >Continued on P5 Belagavi readies for PM road show; Goans advised to skip Feb 27 visit THE GOAN I NETWORK BELAGAVI Belagavi city is getting spruced up for the mega road show of Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to be held on February 27. A massive security arrangement is being made for the last two days to ensure a peaceful road show along the entire 8-km stretch in Belagavi city even as Goans have been advised not to visit the city in view of the traffic diversions. According to BJP MLA Abhay Patil, the Belagavi district administration, BJP lead- ers and workers are working round-the-clock to ensure a grand welcome to Modi and to make his road show a huge success. At least 10,000 women wearing saffron petha on their heads will be welcoming Modi alongside the route which Modi will take during the road show in Belagavi city, says Patil. More than 600 BJP workers have been working to erect at least 10,000 flags on the road show route in Belagavi. The entire Belagavi city will be painted with saffron colour by the time the Modi road show begins, said Patil. Barricades are being installed on both the sides in the 8-km stretch as a security measure, said Patil, adding that the Belagavi Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil had been initiating all necessary measures to ensure a peaceful road show. About 90 big screens are being installed along the route of the road show to screen the traditional dances to be performed live by the artists on the occasion. The Belagavi traffic police team has issued a circular on the alternative routes to be marked for vehicular traffic on the day of road show --February 27.
The new Goa, with a broader profile of people from different parts of India and the world, needs not just a strong local paper but a complete paper. The Goan on Saturday will connect to and be a viable and comprehensive read for locals, other Indians in Goa, NRI and foreigners. It will also be a bridge for Goans in other parts of India all over the world to their home land. The Goan is published by Goa's most reputed industrial houses.