log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 2023 GOA 15 pages PRICE ` 8 Anti-pollution norms thrown to the wind at Cuncolim industrial estate? IN SHORT >> Work on tallest building in Goa in 2 months: CM PANAJI: Foundation stone for ‘Prashasan Stambh’, the proposed ‘tallest’ building in Goa is likely to be laid within next 2 months at Patto-Panaji, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced on Tuesday. He also said that a consultant has already been appointed for the project. Guirim Sarpanch booked for rape MAPUSA: Mapusa Police has registered an offence against the Guirim Sarpanch for sexually assaulting a 20-year-old young woman on Tuesday. The victim in her complaint has said that the accused sarpanch Sani Nanodkar repeatedly raped her since last year on the pretext of marrying her. Sources told The Goan that desperate attempts were made to convince the victim not to file a complaint. Thieves snatch gold from couple in Ponda PONDA: Two persons who came on a bike at Ponda on Monday snatched gold jewellery from a couple and in another incident attempted to cheat a woman at Borim. >> See pg 2 Monsoon on track, predicts IMD PANAJI: The IMD has said said monsoons are on schedule with southwest monsoon advancing into parts of Bay of Bengal, parts of Southeast Bay of Bengal, entire Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andaman Sea and some parts of Eastcentral Bay of Bengal. Two booked for assaulting taximan PERNEM: Taxi operator Sanjay Kolhe withdrew his agitation after two persons were booked under by police for assaulting him. Two persons, Narendra Shetgaonkar and Shekhar Mhapsekar, have been booked on charges of assaulting Kolhe 12 days ago. Two survive aircraft crash near Belagavi BELAGAVI: A Redbird Training Aircraft belonging to a private training academy crashed at around 9.30 am at a field near Belagavi. The trainer pilot and the trainee escaped with minor injuries. WEATHER >> Max: 36 C Min: 28 C Humidity: 85% TIDES Low: High: 01:58 13:55 08:38 19:35 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 2 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 343 GOA 348 charter flights handled at Dabolim Airport: Director NEW DELHI A male passenger onboard an Air India flight from Goa on Monday physically assaulted a crew member and the unruly passenger was handed over to the security personnel after landing at the Delhi airport, according to the airline. In recent months, there have been multiple incidents of unruly passenger behaviour onboard aircraft and the latest incident happened onboard flight AI882 enroute from Goa to Delhi. “The said passenger verbally abused the crew members and then went on to physically assault one of them on board. On landing at Delhi air- 3 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 INFO Foods you should completely avoid if you want to lose weight 9 Statehood Day promise of 2000 on Sal forgotten, it’s geo-bag tech now TREATMENT PLANT COMMISSIONED 23 YEARS AGO BUT NOT IMPLEMENTED AS RIVER POLLUTION CONTINUES UNABATED THE GOAN I NETWORK MARGAO May 30, 2000. Former chief minister Francisco Sardinha descended on the banks of River Sal at Sirvodem-Margao to commission the 7.5MLD Margao Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) on the occasion of Goa Statehood Day. The STP commissioning promised to put an end to the sewage stink in the commercial capital and stop the flow of sewage effluents polluting the River Sal, the lifeline of Salcete. Around 23 years later on May 31, 2023, Water Resources Department (WRD) Subhash Shirodkar will descend on the river Sal banks at Khareband on Wednesday to launch the Geo-bag technology at a storm water nallah in a bid to stop sewage effluents from flowing into Sal and contemplating the river. The State-of-the-art STP on the banks of River Sal at Sirvodem. (Right) Geo-bag technology that will also be launched on banks of River Sal. On the eve of the launching of the geo-bag technology, Benaulim MLA Venzy Viegas, who is the main proponent of the technology, has gone to town that the technology will be commissioned on Wednesday noon by the Minister after a lot of running around to make it a reality. “This is a victory for us. This is something great. This achievement has happened. From here, the river Sal plugging should start. I think the government should take interest”, he said. Venzy added: “Whatever needs to be done will be done to make sure the river Sal is plugged and is free from contamination by sewage and waste water”. The Benaulim MLA’s anxiety is understandable given that he has got the government to adopt the Geo-bag technology a la the national capital Delhi, where water bodies are being decontaminated by the technology. The pilot project, however, has only brought to the fore the debatable question how and why the ambitious sewerage project, launched in the mid-80s is still not implemented till date, more so when the 7.5MLD plant was commissioned around 23 years ago. The Geo-bag technology >Continued on P5 THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The Transport Department on Tuesday issued a public notice inviting applications for a Contract Carriage Permit, from those applicants only who had earlier applied for starting cab service at Manohar International Airport in Mopa. The notice by the Assistant Director of Transport (Pernem) states that applications will be accepted from June 9 to June 15. “Applications are invited in P.Co.P.A form prescribed under Goa Motor Vehicle rule 1991, from the period June 9, 2023 to June 15, 2023 during the working hours in the O/o The Assistant Director of Transport, Pernem,” it said. The department further said that applications will be accepted from the individuals who have previously submitted duly filled forms in response to the public notice published by the Directorate of Transport in the newspapers on January 5, 2023. Among these applications, priority will be given to appli- cants who own vehicles at the time of submission of the application. The department’s previous notice invited applications from Pernem locals, who are interested in joining the prepaid blue airport taxi with a notified stand; and proposed an amendment for blue colour airport taxis with identical terms and conditions to >Continued on P5 The said passenger verbally abused the crew members and then went on to physically assault one of them. At Delhi airport, the passenger continued with the unprovoked, aggressive behaviour port, the passenger continued with the unprovoked, aggressive behaviour and was handed over to the security personnel. We have also reported the incident to the regulator,” an Air India spokesperson said in a statement to the media on Tuesday. Further details about the incident could not be immediately ascertained. “Safety of our crew and passengers is of utmost importance to us and we strongly condemn this unruly behaviour of the passenger. We will offer all support to the affected crew members,” the spokesperson said. Earlier this month, Air India imposed a two-year flying ban on an individual who caused physical harm to two female cabin crew members onboard a Delhi-London flight on April 10. An unruly air passenger can face flying ban for varying periods under the regulations of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). As per the rules, unruly passenger behaviour can be classified into three levels. French Open: Seyboth Wild stuns Medvedev in 1st round 15 Calangute murder case: Three locals get life sentence THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA A Mapusa court on Tuesday convicted three local youth of Calangute in the Tyron Nazareth murder case that took place near the Calangute fish market in 2017. The Additional District and Sessions Court sentenced the main accused Joseph Ismail Sequeira and his two associates Ceon Fernandes and Mahesh Rampal to life imprisonment besides imposing a fine of Rs 10,000 each. The brutal attack took place on the night of June 24, 2017 close to midnight when the victim Tyrone Nazareth was attacked by the three accused with a knife and a sword near the Calangute fish market. The victim was severely injured in the assault and was immediately shifted to the North Goa District Hospital for treatment. However, the victim succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment. Initially, a junior investigating officer had registered an attempt to murder case but on the death of the victim murder charges were imposed and the THE GOAN I NETWORK THE ROAD AHEAD Applications to be submitted from June 9 to 15 To be accepted from individuals who had previously submitted forms in response to public notice Priority to be given to those in possession of motor vehicle at the time of submission of the application As of Feb 15, around 170 applications for blue cabs have been received. SPORTS CASE FILE The brutal attack took place on June 24, 2017 close to midnight when the victim Tyrone Nazareth was attacked by the three with a knife and a sword near Calangute fish market The victim was severely injured and was immediately shifted to the North Goa District Hospital for treatment The victim later succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment case was handed over to then Calangute PI Jivba Dalvi to investigate. Subsequently, PI Dalvi filed a chargesheet in the case on September 20, 2017. The three accused were arrested on June 27, 2017 and have since been in custody for nearly six years. Incidentally, the deceased was history-sheeter and was released on bail four days >Continued on P5 Tense moments at Colvale jail as rival groups clash Blue cabs at Mopa in the fast lane, govt calls for bids Air India crew assaulted aboard Goa-Delhi flight PTI The Goan (Playstore) AN EPIC HUG: Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar and Prabhakar Janardan Karekar congratulate each other after being presented the Gomant Vibhushan Award at the Goa Statehood Day celebration at Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula on Tuesday. Narayan Pissurlenkar DMA disqualifies Arolkar as councillor of Mapusa THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA The Director of Municipal Administration disqualified Tarak Arolkar as the councillor of Mapusa Municipal Council thus paving the way for holding a by-election in the civic body. In his order, DMA Gurudas Pilarnekar said that Arolkar ceased to be a councillor of ward 7 of MMC and directed him to vacate all offices held by him as a councillor. “Under Section 49 of the Goa Municipalities Act, 1968 a person who ceases to be a councillor for any reason shall vacate all the offices held by him by virtue of his being a councillor,” Pilarnekar said. In the current setup, Tarak Arolkar was elected as the >Continued on P5 PANAJI Tension in the Central Jail at Colvale reached a boiling point when two notorious factions, led by under trial Tarzan Parsekar and life convict Vijay Karbotkar, clashed in a brutal fight within the facility on Tuesday. The feud between these rivals had been escalating for several days and despite authorities allegedly knowing of the unrest in the jail blocks, failed to take appropriate action. “The motive behind the clash is unclear so far, but it is believed that both masterminds are engaged in a power struggle to dominate the jail after Tiger Anwar’s death,” sources said. The clash occurred when Karbotkar was escorted back to his cell after attending a trial through video conferencing on campus. Parsekar, who is lodged in cell number 10-11, came charging at Karbotkar, leading to a fight between the two groups. Sources said that the ac- Second incident in two days PANAJI: Just a day ago on Monday, another violent altercation unfolded between Nigerian inmates and alleged murderer Mustafa Sheikh. The altercation ended with Sheikh -- facing trial in the jeweller Swapnil Walke’s murder -- requiring stitches on his head. cused wielded steel mugs at each other and there is also a strong suspicion that most of the criminals, housed in different cells, are armed with deadly weapons. Parsekar, a history-sheeter with several cases pending against him, was recently involved in a crime when he along with his accomplices tried to kill Ravi Shirodkar at Nagoa-Arpora in October 2022. At this time, he had barely completed serving a >Continued on P5 Centre ropes in Pvt sector experts to boost manpower PTI NEW DELHI G iving a fresh push to its ambitious plan to infuse private sector talent in its departments, the Centre has decided to recruit 17 senior officers through lateral entry mode. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to induct these senior officers from the private sector in six departments at the level of joint secretaries, directors and deputy secretaries on contract basis, officials said on Tuesday. This is the fourth such recruitment drive proposed to be undertaken by the Narendra Modi government which had in 2018 initiated lateral entry -referred to as the appointment of private sector specialists in GOVERNMENT’S BOOSTER DOSE 17 senior officers from the Private sector to be recruited through lateral entry mode Officers to be inducted in 6 depts at level of joint secretaries, directors and deputy secretaries on contract basis Usually, the posts of joint secretaries, directors, and deputy secretaries are held by officers of all-India and Group A services, among others The proposed recruitment is in addition to 20 such specialists sought to be inducted through lateral recruitment This is the fourth such recruitment drive proposed to be undertaken by the Narendra Modi government government departments -- to bring fresh talent and augment the availability of manpower. Usually, the posts of joint secretaries, directors, and deputy secretaries are held by officers of all-India and Group A services, among others. The latest recruitment will be in the Department of Health and Family Welfare under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Power, Department of Rural Devel- opment under the Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Financial Services under the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the officials said. The proposed recruitment is in addition to 20 such specialists -- four joint secretaries and 16 directors/deputy secretaries -- sought to be inducted through lateral recruitment. The UPSC has already issued an advertisement to fill these posts on May 20. Now, as per the requisition received from DoPT, UPSC will fill additional 17 posts of the joint secretary/director/ deputy secretary on contract basis, the officials said citing a government note in this regard. A detailed advertisement and instructions to the candidates will be uploaded on the Commission’s website on June 3rd, 2023. Interested candidates can apply from 3rd June 2023 to 3rd July 2023. The candidates will be short-listed for interview on the basis of info provided by them in their online application and they must ensure that such information is correct, according to the official note. Personnel Ministry had in June 2018 invited applications against 10 joint secretary-rank posts through lateral entry mode for the first time. The recruitment for these posts was also done by the UPSC. The Commission had again in October 2021 recommended 31 candidates for the appointment as joint secretaries (3), directors (19), and deputy secretaries (9) in different central government departments, as part of the second tranche of lateral entry recruitment.
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