log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday TUESDAY MAY 9, 2023 GOA Mopa taximen blamed for delay in airport counter IN SHORT >> G20 meet: Focus on women as leaders PANAJI: Ahead of the third Development Working Group (DWG) G20 meeting starting from May 9, the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday emphasised the importance of harnessing the potential of women as leaders claiming it as a vital long-term investment for organisational success, national prosperity. >> See pg 3 IMD issues yellow alert for Goa PANAJI: IMD Goa issues a yellow alert for Goa on May 8 & 9. Thunderstorms associated with lightning & wind gusting from 30-40 kmph in isolated places over North and South Goa. People are advised to take necessary precautions while venturing outdoors during these two days, says IMD. One arrested in land grab PANAJI: The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing land grab cases, has arrested one Devanand Kavlekar for fraudulently transferring the ownership documents pertaining to a property in Anjuna. >> See pg 3 WEATHER >> Max: 30 C Min: 27 C Humidity: 83% TIDES Low: High: 06:45 19:31 13:53 ------- Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 14 pages PRICE ` 8 2 The Goan (Playstore) PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 321 GOA 72 trees cut, set on fire at Mandur; MLA, panchayat take cognizance 3 Govt declares ‘paid holiday’ on May 10 for K’taka polls INDUSTRIES DECRY MOVE, TO CONSIDER LEGAL REMEDY THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The State government in a notification on Monday has declared May 10 as a ‘Paid Holiday’ being the polling day for elections to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly 2023 for electors of Karnataka State. “It will be a “Paid Holiday” to the workers of the following establishments which includes industrial workers of the State of Goa; daily wage workers of the government departments and State government industrial departments; commercial and industrial workers of private establishments in the State of Goa; all private establishments and daily wage/casual workers employed in any business, trade industrial undertakings or any other establishments,” stated the Department of Information and Publicity. Meanwhile, the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Goa State Industries Association (GSIA) have strongly objected to the State government’s decision to declare a “paid holiday” on May 10 for the Karnataka elections. GCCI Director Sanjay Amonkar said it is highly deplorable to declare a paid holiday in the State whose neighbouring state is going WHAT THE INDUSTRY BOSSES SAY… The GCCI opposes this notification. This will set a wrong precedent as holidays will be given for all types of elections in neighbouring states. The government can still explore many alternatives available in consultation with the industry bodies in a win-win manner,” — Sanjay Amonkar, GCCI Director How can the Goa government declare it as a “paid holiday” on May 10 for the Karnataka elections. Industries in Goa feel this is absolutely absurd and a stupid decision, taking industries to ransom for electoral gains,” — Damodar Kochkar, GSIA President The holiday is justified as there are previous instances of neighbouring states declaring holidays for employees on Election Day. — CMO for general elections. “GCCI disapproves such decisions which undermine the interest of the Goan industry, trade and business. It is unprecedented that the Goa government is declaring a holiday for Karnataka elections. It will be detrimental to the indus- try,” said Amonkar. “The GCCI opposes this notification. This will set a wrong precedent as holidays will be given for all types of elections in neighbouring states. The government can still explore many alternatives available in consultation with the industry bodies in a winwin manner,” Amonkar added. The GSIA has said it would consider legal remedies to such “unilateral decisions” by the government. “How can the Goa government declare it as a “paid holiday” on May 10 for the Karnataka elections. Industries >Continued on P5 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 INFO Home remedy to banish tiredness fast! 9 SPORTS IPL: Rinku stars again in KKR’s last-ball win over PBKS 14 Sound permission: People from South Goa made to travel to GSPCB in Saligao 1 People from South Goa planning to hold tiatr, or wedding outdoor and intend to use sound are required to travel to Saligao to the GSPCB office just to deposit Rs 3,000 and obtain a report to pave way for the sound permission 2 An official said the office is only implementing the government notification which speaks about payment of the deposit to the GSPCB 3 GSPCB Member Secretary Dr Shamila Monteiro says, “The applicants can make the payment in the bank in favour of GSPCB and mention the UTR number on the application form.” 4 However, the GSPCB Member Secretary has till date not sent a circular or correspondence to the taluka SDM’s to stop sending the applicants to Saligao >> See pg 2 A RARE MOMENT: A Humpback dolphin was spotted close to the shores in the Mandovi river on Monday. Narayan Pissurlenkar Arambol assault: NCW steps in, instructs cops to act into plaint Commission seeks action taken report in 15 days THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Amidst Goa Police’s alleged disregard to register a complaint concerning assault and molestation in an incident that unfolded in Arambol earlier this month, the National Commission for Women (NCW), Delhi has stepped in, instructing the local police to ensure appropriate action and submit a report within 15 days. The matter pertains to a long-standing property dispute between a group of locals allegedly led by one Baburao Mandrekar, and the victim NCW LETTER TO POLICE The present complaint pertains to the alleged assault/ harassment/ outraging modesty of women/ threat to life/ violence against women. You are therefore requested to look into the matter and take appropriate action in accordance with the law The action taken in the matter may please be communicated to the Commission within 15 days from the date of receipt of this letter Pramila Dewan who runs a holistic retreat centre in partnership with her husband Vivek. This civil disagreement turned into a criminal matter when the Delhi-based couple, in their late 50s, were brutally assaulted within the sanctity of their own premises with a similar incident reported last year too. The couple has alleged that both the Pernem >Continued on P5
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