log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday SUNDAY MAY 14, 2023 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday The Goan (Playstore) 16 pages PRICE ` 8 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 326 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 MOVIES »PAGE 16 PLAY & PAUSE »PAGE 13 LIVE SMART »PAGE 14 Mommy dearest MEETINGS OF SILENCE Mother-Son: Love war SPORTS »PAGE 8 IPL: LSG notches 7-wicket win against Sunrisers The bikini revolution: Capturing attention of designers Investment tip: Mutual funds the wise option EPL: Martial and Garnacho give Man Utd 2-0 win over Wolves Celebs spill the beans on how they plan to celebrate Mother’s Day Mom knows best! Ishita Dutta Sheth opens up about her Mother’s Day plans >> SEE PG 2 Tracing the tricks of drug trade MAGAZINE MAGAZ 9 Why your mum may be the mother of all heroes Why Constitutional Courts should avoid prior declaration? How to control excessive sweating & hair loss 10 Advocating hand hygiene for a safer world Loneliness equals risk imposed by smoking Auto Review Citroen C3 Aircross: French Connection 11 IN SHORT >> Navy boat capsizes, 2 personnel rescued Anup Singh, writer-director of The Song of the Scorpions, talks about late Irrfan Khan and their friendship Cong storms back to power in K’taka n BJP OUSTED FROM ITS LONE SOUTHERN CITADEL n CLP MEETING TO BE HELD TODAY n BOMMAI RESIGNS AS CM KARNATAKA ELECTIONS PTI BENGALURU The Congress on Saturday made a stunning comeback in Karnataka ousting the BJP from its lone southern citadel with a comfortable majority in a morale booster win that will be key for reviving its electoral fortunes ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. The Congress’ decisive victory in the Assembly elections after an aggressive pro-poor campaign spearheaded by mass leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president D K Shivakumar also saw Karnataka continuing with a 38-year-old anti-incumbency trend. The state has never voted an incumbent party to power since 1985. The Congress has returned to power on its own in Karnataka after 10 years. Siddaramaiah was the chief minister from 2013 to 2018. The first meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) will be held at 5.30 pm on Sunday, according to AICC in-charge of Karnataka Ran- RESULTS Congress workers celebrate at the party office after the party’s thumping win in Karnataka on Saturday. PM congratulates Cong Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Congress Party on its thumping win saying “my best wishes to them in fulfilling people’s aspirations”. deep Surjewala. The meeting is likely to decide the name of the new chief minister. Basavaraj Bommai, meanwhile, resigned as Karnataka chief minister, hours after BJP lost the assembly elections. “I have tendered my resignation LOUIS RODRIGUES PANAJI: Traffic SP Bossuet Silva has said that traffic police will soon start issuing challans to even pillion riders not wearing helmets. Section 194 D of Motor Vehicle Act will be uniformly implemented soon to stop helmet-less pillion riders in view of increasing deaths of two wheeler riders in accidents, he said. WEATHER >> Low: High: 00:31 11:59 06:20 18:53 and it has been accepted,” the BJP leader said after tendering his resignation to Karnataka governor Thawar Chand Gehlot at the Raj Bhavan. Helped by a nearly five per cent vote swing in its favour, the Congress with a vote share Seats 224 135 Cong 65 BJP 19 JD(S) Awaited 1 Others 4 of 42.88 per cent bagged 135 out of the 224 seats at stake and was leading in one, according to Election Commission data at 9 pm. The magic mark is 113. It was also the Congress’ best-ever performance in Karnataka since The statue of Our Lady of Fatima being taken in a procession in Caranzalem on Saturday. May 13 is celebrated as the Feast Day of Fatima Saibin and also marks the day on which the Blessed Mother appeared to the three shepherd children of Fatima in Portugal. Narayan Pissurlenkar BELAGAVI While Congress wrestled back power in Karnataka by winning 136 seats to form the government for the next five years, the party has also taken control of Belagavi district by winning 11 of the 18 seats, leaving the BJP with a reduced strength of the remaining seven seats. It was a reversal in performance for both parties as compared to the outgoing Karnataka Assembly, when the BJP had 13 MLAs and the Congress had just 5 MLAs. People of Belagavi gave a clear mandate to Congress by rejecting the BJP for various reasons, including allegations of corruption. The ‘40% commission BJP government’ was, in fact, initiated in Belagavi district after a contractor had committed suicide last year by blaming a BJP minister for demanding the commission. For BJP, this election had become a prestigious affair as Prime Minister Narendra Goa CM linked to BJP success in two seats BELAGAVI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who was made in charge of 18 constituencies in Belagavi district, has been credited for the success of BJP candidates in Khanapur and Belagavi South. Sawant had personally campaigned for Belagavi South BJP candidate Abhay Patil and had also taken part in the road show along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Sawant had also personally campaigned for Khanapur BJP candidate Vitthal Halgekar while his wife, Sulakshana Sawant, was also camping in Khanapur. Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Maharashtra Dy CM Devendra Phadanvis, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and other ministers and legislators from Goa had campaigned for BJP candidates in and around Belagavi district. The 11 winning Congress candidates were Mahendra Tammannavar (Kudachi), Laxman Savadi (Athani), Raju Post-Covid fatigue can impact nervous system: Study PTI NEW DELHI new research has shown the nervous system of long Covid patients experiencing fatigue to exhibit under-activity in these three areas -- specific cortical circuits, autonomic nervous system and muscle abnormalities. Under-activity in specific cortical circuits reflects as a slower reaction in specific brain areas, while an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system impacts unconscious body processes such as blood pressure and rate of breathing, which can, in turn, have wide-ranging effects on several body processes. In muscle abnormalities, the muscle fibres become more easily fatigued after ex- A >Continued on P5 n Shivakumar in race too n Cong also looking at option of 3 Dy CMs AGENCIES BENGALURU As the dust settled after counting of votes and Congress emerging triumphant, the focus has now shifted to who will be the next chief minister of Karnataka. Highly placed sources in the Congress said senior leader Siddaramaiah is the likely choice for the top job. However, State Congress chief D K Shivakumar -- widely credited for party resurrection in the State – who is also in the race for CM’s post would also be handsomely rewarded, sources said. The Congress is also looking at the option of having three deputy chief ministers to quell any likely rebellion among leaders. A proposal of power sharing formula has n Wins 11 of 18 seats n BJP strength reduced to seven Helmet-less pillion riders to be fined TIDES Market of hate shut: Rahul Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hailed the people of Karnataka for their support and said “the market of hate has been shut, and shops of love have opened”. 1999 when the party won 132 seats. The party bagged 80 seats in the 2018 elections with a vote share of 38 per cent. Of the six regions in the state, the Congress swept the Old Mysuru, Mumbai Karnataka, Hyderabad Karnataka and Central Karnataka regions. The BJP managed to retain its hold only in Coastal Karnataka while it was a mixed bag in Bengaluru. Though its vote share decreased only marginally from 36.2 per cent to 36 per cent, the BJP’’s seat tally slumped to 65 from 104 in 2018. It was the second loss for the BJP after Himachal Pradesh in December last year. As BJP leaders were contemplative in defeat, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the party could not make the mark in spite of a lot of effort put in by everyone, including the prime minister and workers of the party”. “We will do a detailed analysis as the results conclude. We will take these results in Siddaramaiah top contender for post of chief minister Low Vitamin D increases risk of long Covid: Report MILAN: Low levels of vitamin D have now been linked to increase the long Covid risk, researchers have said. The findings suggest that individuals should have their vitamin D levels checked after Covid infection. “The study shows that Covid-19 patients with low vitamin D levels are more likely to develop long Covid but it is not yet known whether vitamin D supplements could improve the symptoms ercise than in people without post-Covid fatigue. The research was carried at the Newcastle University, UK, and is published in the journal Brain Communications. While most people who catch Covid do not become severely ill and get better Siddaramaiah Shivakumar also been reached, the sources further said. While Shivakumar is considered as the organisation’s favorite, Siddaramaiah is still considered as the party’s most popular leader in the State and a crowd puller. Reacting to the results, Siddaramaiah said the outcome of Karnataka elections will be a stepping stone for the party’s victory in 2024 Lok Sabha elections. He also hoped that former Congress president Rahul Gandhi would become the Prime Minister. Cong takes control in Belagavi district MOTHER DEAREST PANAJI: A naval boat which was being taken for repairs at the naval workshop of INS Mandovi at Verem capsized mid-river off Miramar and two naval personnel were rescued. Navy divers and other personnel swung into action as soon as they received distress signals from those onboard the boat. Eyewitnesses said the boat split into two and sank on Saturday. Max: 36 C Min: 28 C Humidity: 78% Gajra Kottary, a novelist and a mother debates about love with her writer and actor son, Advait or reduce this risk altogether,” said lead investigator professor Andrea Giustina from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy. Long Covid is a condition in which the effects of Covid-19 last for more than 12 weeks after contracting the initial infection. Studies have shown that it affects 50-70 per cent of patients previously hospitalised for Covid-19, yet very little is known about the condition. relatively quickly, some have long-term problems after recovering from the infection even if they were not very ill in the first place. “These abnormalities in the results on objective tests show that fatigue in long Covid is a measurable disease and these tests may, in time, help us understand how changes in the nervous system contribute to fatigue,” said Demetris Soteropoulos, Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University, who led the research. The researchers carried out a battery of behavioural and neurophysiological tests on people from post-Covid fatigue and compared them to people without fatigue. A group of 37 volunteers with post-Covid fatigue underwent a range of well-established non-invasive tests. Their results were compared to those of 52 control subjects, matched for age and sex, who underwent the same tests. The tests which provided 33 sets of data included a startle reaction time test, electrocardiogram and transcranial magnetic stimulation. “We know that many people have faced criticism or even disbelief when they report long Covid, so by being able to provide an independent measure, we can help medical teams provide support,” said associate Anne Baker, who is a co-author of the paper. All eyes on new Khanapur BJP MLA’s stand on Mhadei THE GOAN I NETWORK (Nippani), Duryodhana Aihole (Raibag), Nikhil Katti (Hukkeri), Ramesh Jarkiholi (Gokak), Vithalarao Halgekar (Khanapur), Abhay Patil (Belgaum South) and Bhalachandra Jarkiholi (Arabhavi). While Congress and BJP were engaged in a fierce battle, the Maharashtra Ekikaran BELAGAVI Veteran Congress leader and former Karnataka minister R V Deshpande who was Deshpande re-elected from Haliyal constituency has close ties to Goa. Deshpande, who speaks fluent Konkani, has a close connect with the Kannadiga community in Goa. He is also likely to take up the long pending 86-km Khanapur-Anmod stretch of the NH4A. Work on the stretch is likely to restart soon. During his tenure as Karnataka tourism minister, R V Deshpande met then Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar to initiate measures to rehabilitate Kannadigas living at Vasco. >Continued on P5 >Continued on P5 BELAGAVI: All eyes will now be on new Khanapur BJP MLA Vithalarao Halgekar’s position on the Mhadei issue, especially since most people in Khanapur taluka are opposed to the Mhadei water diversion. During their campaigns in Belagavi and Khanapur, the Mhadei issue was deliberately kept in abeyance by leaders of national parties, including the BJP leaders. However, with BJP candidate Vitthal Halgekar winning the elections hands down, it remains to see what stand the new BJP MLA takes in the issue. Kage (Kagawad), Ashok Pattan (Ramadurg), Ganesh Hukkeri (Sadalga - Chikkodi), Babasaheb D Patil (Kittur), Vishwas Vaidya (Soundatti), Satish Jarkiholi (Yamakanamardi), Asif Raju Sait (Belgaum North), Laxmi Hebbalkar (Belgaum Rural) and Mahantesh Koujalagi (Bailhongal). The seven winning BJP candidates were Shashikala Jolle New Haliyal Cong MLA has close Goa ties
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