log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday THURSDAY JUNE 1, 2023 GOA Civil society picks holes in Margao draft ODP Vehicles still without HSRP, Dept assures relook >> See pg 3 IN SHORT >> 2 hotels to come up in 4.26 acres area at Mopa Airport PANAJI: Two hotels will come up within Cityside Development Area at Mopa International Airport in area admeasuring 4.26 acres. GMR Goa International Airport Limited a subsidiary of GMR Airports Limited has invited Request for Proposal to construct, develop, operate and maintain 2 hotels, each in 2.13 acre area within Cityside Development Area of the airport site at Mopa. 2 juveniles escape from Apna Ghar OLD GOA: Two juveniles escaped from Apna Ghar-Merces in the wee hours of Wednesday apparently by bending the grills of a window. According to Old Goa police, the Apna Ghar staff informed them that the two juveniles escaped at around 3 am. “We are conducting investigation and are in the process of tracing the whereabouts of the juveniles,” a police source informed. Goa-Mumbai Vande Bharat from June 3 MARGAO: It’s official. Come June 3 and the Vande Bharat Express will run its maiden journey from Goa to Mumbai on Saturday morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the train virtually at around 9.30 am on Saturday. >> See pg 2 Minor girl from Guj dies in road mishap MARGAO: Tragic struck a family from Gujarat when a 10-year old girl died in a road accident in the city here on Wednesday noon after she came under the wheels of a mini-bus. >> See pg 2 Gambling den raided at Ponda, 17 held PANAJI: Crime Branch raided a gambling den at Ponda on Wednesday and has arrested 17 persons. CB seized Rs 50,000 cash and other gambling material. WEATHER >> Max: 33 C Min: 27 C Humidity: 74% TIDES Low: High: 02:20 14:32 09:24 20:14 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday 15 pages PRICE ` 8 2 The Goan (Playstore) PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 344 3 GOA Angry Nagargao locals protest at Valpoi office over power outages Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 INFO Foods that can trigger heartburn Annual 2-month fishing ban comes into force from today TRADITIONAL FISHING, REGISTERED CANOES WITH MAX 10 HORSE-POWER MOTORS EXEMPTED THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The annual monsoon and fish breeding season ban on fishing by mechanised trawlers came into force from midnight of Wednesday-Thursday as per the order issued by Director of Fisheries, Dr ShamilaMonteiro on last Saturday. Monteiro has exercised powers under sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 4 of the Goa Marine Fishing Regulation Act, 1980, to impose the 61-day fishing ban by mechanised trawlers along the sea coast and Goa’s territorial waters. However, the fishing ban will not apply to the manual methods of fishing practiced by Goa’s traditional fishing community –ramponkars– or the registered canoes fitted with inboard or outboard motors of a maximum of 10 horse-power. However, the canoes can Operations come to a halt in Salcete Labourers loading a boat into a vehicle at the Malim jetty, on Wednesday. Narayan Pissurlenkar THE ORDER Prohibits fishing by fishing vessels fitted with mechanical means of propulsion and by means of trawl-net and purse-seine net The ban will not apply to the manual methods of fishingor registered canoes fitted with maximum of 10 horse-power motor and only with gill nets fish only with gill nets, the order states. “Government of Goa, having regard to the need to con- serve fish, hereby prohibits fishing by fishing vessels fitted with mechanical means of propulsion and by means Beware! ‘Smart’ tech to keep eye on violators from today Camera-integrated systems to generate challans THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI After initial delay, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) cameras will begin to detect traffic offences from Thursday, June 1 at 13 significant locations in Panaji, Merces junction, Porvorim and Dona Paula. Addressing a State function held at the Secretariat on Wednesday, Transport Minister MauvinGodinho said these specialised cameras are capable of detecting violations up to 200 mtrs. “The AI cameras installed by the PWD will be operational from June 1. The high definition camera will automatically capture clear video and images with Automatic Number Plate recognition of overspeeding vehicles in upto 200 metres during the day time and upto 100 metres at night time using Infrared technology on High Security Number Plate,” he said adding, despite the increase in fines, it has not deterred people from breaking the traffic rules’. Ironically, several vehicles in the State have still not complied with the High Security Registration Plate ‘INTELLIGENT’ MANAGEMENT The ITMS will automatically detect traffic offences and issue e-challans via SMS to the registered mobile number of the vehicle owner involved in the violation The system is fitted with state-of-the-art cameras and sensors to identify any violations including overspeeding, red light jumping, lane-cutting, etc 10 speed portable speed radar guns handed over to the Police Department as this equipment will help identify overspeeding vehicles Govt begins process to identify land for scrapped vehicles PANAJI: Almost a fortnight after notifying the Registered Vehicle Scrapping Policy of Goa, 2023; the government has begun the process of identifying a land to discard the scrapped vehicles. As per State records, around 1.92 lakh vehicles are over 15 years old which means these are fit for scrapping, in the first >Continued on P5 SPEED LIMITS NOTIFIED IN PANAJI TRAFFIC CELL JURISDICTION >> See pg 3 (HSRP) rule. The Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) will automatically detect traffic offences and issue e-challans via SMS to the registered mobile number of the vehicle owner involved in the violation. The Electronic Enforcement system is fitted with >Continued on P5 MARGAO: With the ban on fishing coming into force on June 1, most of the mechanised boats operating from the Cutbona fishing jetty dropped anchor at the river Sal. Elsewhere along Salcete’s coast line, traditional fishermen were also seen winding up their operations ahead of the ban coming into force from Thursday. >> See pg 2 of trawl-net and purse-seine net,” Monteiro’s order states. It expressly makes an exception for fishing by registered motorised canoes fitted with outboard or inboard >Continued on P5 Tourists assault rickshaw drivers at Tivim rail stn 9 SPORTS WTC final: Gavaskar says Pujara's inputs invaluable for Indian batters 15 An after-thought: Decision on geo-bag tech after cost study Project launched at Khareband; Minister says will evaluate technology benefits THE GOAN I NETWORK MARGAO Water Resources Department (WRD) Minister Subhash Shirodkar on Wednesday launched the geo-bag technology on the banks of river Sal at Khareband-Margao, the site of a storm water nullah carrying raw sewage and waste water from the commercial capital into the river Sal. While the WRD Minister was quick to say the technology is an impressive system of purification of water, Shirodkar, however, hastened to add that the government will take a call on implementation of the technology on all the storm water nullahs carrying sewage into river Sal and at other places depending on cost effectivity. Launching the technology in the presence of MLAs, Digambar Kamat, Venzy Viegas and Cruz Silva on the banks of river Sal, Shirodkar said the technology is a pilot project which his depart- WRD Minister Subhash Shirodkar watches a demo on geobag technology along with MLAs Digambar Kamat, Venzy Viegas and Cruz Silva at Khareband, Margao on Wednesday. Santosh Mirajkar ment is planning to install at one of the storm water nullah emptying sewage in the river Sal. “I am impressed by the technology of purification of the sewage water before it is discharged in the river. We should be always open for adoption of new technologies. Hence, when Benaulim MLA >Continued on P5 PATCH WORK! THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI A fight broke out between tourists and rickshaw drivers over vehicle parking at the Tivim railway station on Wednesday evening. Colvale Police has registered a case against four unknown persons in this connection. Rickshaw driver Nilesh Parsekar filed a complaint in this case stating that the incident took place at about 3 pm when a Maharashtra-registered car arrived at the railway station. The driver parked the car at the rickshaw stand and Parsekar requested the car driver to remove the car from the rickshaw stand. The car driver and other passengers picked up an argument with Parsekar. The accused later began assaulting the rickshaw driver and when another rickshaw driver, Mohan Warkhandkar, rushed to the aid of Parsekar, he too was assaulted by the accused. The accused then left in their car towards Mumbai. On receiving information about the incident, Colvale police rushed to the spot and admitted Parsekar to the district hospital. He was later sent home after treatment. The police have registered a case against unknown persons. Potholes manually filled at Bhatlem, Panaji on Wednesday despite the government allotting jet-patcher machines. The hand-filled concrete mix raises questions of its durability during the monsoon. Narayan Pissurlenkar Two kidnapped minor girls taken to Hubballi, rescued 2 K’taka men arrested, remanded to custody THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI The Colvale police, assisted by their counterparts in Hubballi, Karnataka successfully traced and rescued two underage girls who had fallen victim to separate kidnappings within a span of 48 hours. According to the police, the abductors Tousif Killedar alias Munna and Naveed Ahmad Paniband enticed the girls, promising them a better life before taking them away to the neighbouring district on May 29. Upon receiving complaints from the parents of the missing girls, the Colvale police wasted no time launching an extensive investigation and traced their location in Hubballi. >Continued on P5 India transformed, different Anti-tobacco warnings must for OTT platforms RULES AMENDED: THE DISCLAIMERS from 2013: Morgan Stanley PTI Becoming key driver for Asia & global growth PTI NEW DELHI India, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has transformed, gaining a position in the world order and becoming a key driver for Asia and global growth, said Morgan Stanley. In a report, Morgan Stanley said significant scepticism about India, particularly with overseas investors, ignores the significant changes that have taken place in India, especially since 2014. Rejecting criticism that India has not delivered its potential (despite it being the STANLEY IN A REPORT… Significant scepticism about India, particularly with overseas investors, ignores the significant changes that have taken place in India, especially since 2014. second-fastest-growing economy and among the top-performing stock markets over the past 25 years) and that equity valuations are too rich, saying such a view ignores the systematic reforms in the last nine years. “This India is different from what it was in 2013. In a short span of 10 years, India has gained positions in the world order with significant positive consequences for the macro and market outlook,” it said. “India has transformed in less than a decade.” Listing the 10 big changes that have happened since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014, the brokerage said bringing corporate tax at par with peers and infrastructure investment picking pace are one of the biggest supply-side policy reforms. >Continued on P5 NEW DELHI ndia became the first country on Wednesday to make it mandatory for OTT platforms to display anti-tobacco warnings and disclaimers as seen in movies screened in theatres and television programmes. The Union health ministry notified the amendments in the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2004 on the World No Tobacco Day. According to the notification, the publishers of online curated content displaying tobacco products or their use will be required to display anti-tobacco health spots of a minimum of 30 seconds each at the beginning and middle of a programme. The over-the-top (OTT) platforms shall also be required I The publishers of online curated content displaying tobacco products or their use will be required to display anti-tobacco health spots of a minimum of 30 seconds each at the beginning and middle of a programme To exhibit an anti-tobacco health warning as a prominent static message at the bottom of the screen when tobacco products or their use are displayed during a programme An audio-visual disclaimer of a minimum of 20 seconds on the ill-effects of tobacco use will have to be displayed at the beginning and middle of a programme to exhibit an anti-tobacco health warning as a prominent static message at the bottom of the screen when tobacco products or their use are displayed during a programme. Also, an audio-visual disclaimer of a minimum of 20 seconds on the ill-effects of tobacco use will have to be displayed at the beginning and middle of a programme, a source said. “The anti-tobacco health warning message as specified in clause (b) of sub-rule (1) shall be legible and readable, with font in black colour on white background and with the warnings ‘tobacco causes cancer’ or ‘tobacco kills’,” the notification stated. Besides, the anti-tobacco health warning messages, health spots and audio-visual disclaimers will have to be in the same language as the one used in the online curated content. The display of tobacco products or their use in online curated content shall not extend to the display of brands of cigarettes or other tobacco products or any form of tobacco product placement and display of tobacco products or their use in promotional materials. According to a senior ministry official, the decision was taken following several meetings with the information and broadcasting ministry and other stakeholders. “If the publisher of online curated content fails to comply with the provisions of sub-rules (1) to (5), an inter-ministerial committee consisting of representatives from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology shall take action suo motu or on a complaint, and after identifying the publisher of online curated content, issue notice giving reasonable opportunity to explain such failure and make appropriate modifications in the content,” the notification said.
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