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Panaji, December 24, 201 …. Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar has extended warm wishes to people of Goa on the occasion of Christmas popularly known as “Natal”.

In his message Chief Minister said, the festival of Christmas is a symbol of love and compassion  and celebrated in many parts of the world with joy and enthusiasm.

Let us on this occasion dedicate ourselves to strengthen the unity and promote national integration and take Goa to new heights of progress and prosperity.



Panaji, December 24, 2012 …   The Governor of Goa Shri Bharat Vir Wanchoo has extended his warmest greetings and best wishes to the people of Goa on the most auspicious and joyous occasion of Christmas.

The Governor says, on this very special day, we celebrate the Birthday of Lord Jesus Christ, whose eternal and most valuable message of love, peace, sacrifice, tolerance and brotherhood continues to influence and inspire the entire humanity.  Our country is a proud inheritor of a secular society, where people belonging to different faiths have traditionally lived in harmony, amity, social solidarity and unity.

The celebration of religious and spiritual occasions like Christmas, have great relevance and importance in maintaining brotherhood and unity among the brethren of our country.  Let us, therefore, on the auspicious eve of Christmas, take a vow to promote and practice the valuable message given to us by Lord Jesus Christ, which will make the human society happier and more peaceful to live in. May the celebrations of Christmas this year, bring renewed joy, lasting peace and greater prosperity to one and all he concluded.



Panaji: December 24, 2012 …. The   Minister for Women  South Goa Sightseeing Packages and Child Development Shri  Dilip  Parulekar has said that the Government has given thrust on providing adequate facilities to schools . He said the objective behind this is to create favourable atmosphere in schools.

This was stated by shri Parulekar at Padal Bethoda where he was chief guest for a inaugural function of Anganwadi Centre . The function was organized by the Directorate of Women and Child Development.

Speaking further Shri Parulekar advised the parents to provide proper attention towards the nourishment   and all-round development of their children so as to enable them to emerge as a good citizen. Anganwadi Centers are the centers of moulding the children to develop with balanced personality. Therefore Anganwdi centers play a vital role in shaping the personality of children at primary level. Hence the Government intends to  strengthen infrastructures for Anganwadi  Centres  by providing  building with  adequate  facilities he informed.


The Industries Minister Shri Mahadev Naik announced that the Government has planned to construct a new building for high school equipped with adequate facilities in Bethoda . The Government has also plans to construct new buildings for Anganwadi Centers wherever required in Shiroda  Constituency he added.

Shri Naik further informed about the various developmental works which have been completed, which are in progress and which are to be taken up in future in Shiroda area.

Smt. Reshma Pai Kuchelkar, Manager GSIDC, Shri Umesh Naik, Consulting Engineer GSIDC and others were present on the occasion.

Smt. Poonam Sawant, Sarpanch welcomed the guests. Shri Durgaprasad Ward Member compered the function. While Shri. Sadanand Gaonkar, Dy. Sarpanch proposed the vote of thanks.



24-dec-2012 …. To finalise the strategy of  their two month long nationwide movement “Khudra Swarajya Abhiyan” against FDI in Retail, a meeting of the core committee of “Khudra FDI Virodhi Rashtriya Morcha”( KFVRM), a joint coalition of retail stakeholders hold a meeting at New Delhi today which was attended by leaders of Farmers, Traders, Hawkers, Transporters, Consumers, Self employed groups, trade union, cooperative and other sectors of retail trade.  The nationwide movement will be kicked off from New Delhi on 1st January,2013 when leaders of different states belonging to all retail stakeholders will participate in a “national convention” organized by KFVRM.

More than 100 leaders of different sectors will join the Convention to be held on 1st January. Invitations have also been extended to prominent leaders of different political parties including Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party. After completion of two month long movement, a massive rally at Ramlila Ground will be held in the month of March, the final date of which will be announced on 1st January, 2013.
It is remembered that during this two month long agitation, large scale of protests including Sankalp Yatra, Chaupal Charcha, Dharna, Demonstrations, Torch Procession and other democratic protest means will be hold in different states of the Country. To make the movement more active and visible optimum use of social media sites including Twitter and Facebook will be utilized, A different protest in the series of Cartoons will also be carried out all over the Country. The leaders of different retail stakeholders will tour extensively all over the Country during the two month movement-said Mr. Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).
On the other hand, Mr. Khandelwal strongly criticized the reported statement of Union State Minister Shri Sachin Pilot for advocating the need of making lobbying legal in India. Such a statement of the Government and its Ministers reflect their acute partisan attitude towards the welfare of the corporate sector and they are least bothered about the livelihood of crores of people of the Country.
The core committee meeting held today at New Delhi was attended by trade leaders Shri Satish Garg, Shri Ramesh Khanna, Shri Vijay Pal, Coalition Coordinator Shri Deepak Sharma”Pradeep”,Farmer Leaders Shri Naresh Sirohi ,Shri Krishan Vir Chaudhary , Smal Sectors Leader Shri Ved Prakash Gupta , Shri Ravinder Bansal,Shri Mahaodar Lal Dhawan, Hawkers Leaders Shri Soudhan Singh,  Shri Sakil Ahmed, Shri R.B. Singh Rajput, Consumers  Leader B.S. Sachdeva, Transporters Leaders Shri  Pradeep Singhal, Shri Rajender Kapoor , Shri Asutosh Ved , Labour Leaders Shri Pawan Kumar and Shri Ashwani Mahajan.
For more details, please contact CAIT Secretary General Mr. Praveen Khandelwal at 9891015165-9310199771

Press Release For the day as on 23.12.2012 pertaining to the cases Registered


24-dec-2012 …………NORTH GOA DISTRICT

OLD GOA PS: Shri Rajanish Kumar Singh r/o Opp. Health centre, Kalapur complained that on 21.12.12 at 03.00 hrs. at Kalapur, St. Cruz, accused person  Miss Ofilia Former along with  03 unknown person criminally  trespassed  into his rented room and abducted  him from his rented  room with assistance of 04 accomplices / accused person in one trax Jeep No.GA-08-U-5788 while on the way  all 08 accused  persons with  their common  object  also assaulted him  with slaps fist blows, kicks, belts and iron rode, thereby causing  him simple injuries  thereafter  threw out  the complainant  an unknown destination in South Goa. Cr.No.148/12 u/s 143, 147, 148, 452, 342, 365, 323 r/w 149 IPC stands registered.

2) On 23.12.12, one Vishnu Narayan Chickle r/o Chodan N/o Thana Maharashtra was found lying dead in parking lot of Karekar residency room, Ribander near Bal Bharati High School, Ribander. Body preserved at GMC Morgue Bambolim. U.D.No.75/12 u/s 174 Cr. P. C. stands registered. PSI Sagun Sawant is I. O.

COLLEM PS: Victim lady, age 50 yrs complained that on 23.12.12 at 11.00 hrs  at Collem  Bazar,  near  Bar and  Restaurant,  accused person namely Navanath s/o Sukdo  Mamlekar  r/o Collem  Bazar  abused her  with filthy  language  threatened  to break  her legs, and further  pushed  her by  touching  her  breast  and  then after  assaulted  her with an Iron  rod on her  hip  bone. Accused  also  broke  her tulsi  thinking  that she  has  threw waste  water  onto his  vehicle.   Accused arrested and released on bail. Cr.No.59/12 u/s 354, 324, 506 (ii), 504 295 IPC stands registered. ASI G. A.  Malik is I. O.

MAPUSA PS: On 24.12.12, One Mathais s/o Domnic Fernandes, age 50 yrs.  R/o Pirazon Moira expired in his house. Body preserved in GMC Morgue, Bambolim for PME. U. D. No.88/12 u/s 174 Cr. P. C. stands registered. PSI V.  V.  Chodankar is I.O.

CALANGUTE PS: Complaint on behalf of the State that on 23.12.12 at 22.00 hrs, accused Chukwn Jeny Dojie, Nigerian National  was found in  possession of Nigerian  passport  bearing No. A01904252 in which  was fixed with a fake  Visa  on the  Passport  and  forged  signature  of the  High  commission of India in Lagos  and thereby  committed   the  offence  of  forgery  and cheating  and  accused  foreigner  was also  found illegally  staying  in India without  valid visa. Cr.No.300/12 u/s 468, 471, 420 IPC and Sec 7 (1) (3) of Foreigners order 1948 r/w section 14 of Foreigners Act 1946 is registered.  PSI Nitin Halankar is I. O.


CANACONA PS: Bhagadue s/o Datta Naik Desai r/o Char rasta complained that between 22.12.12 at 22.00 hrs.  to 23.12.12 at 07.30 hrs.  at Char rasta, unknown  culprit/s  effected  entry into his shop No.2,3,4 by  bending / breaking  the shutters  of the shops and  stole  cash  of  Rs.10,000/- from the  counter of shop No.3  and 4 Foster  beer  tins  and  three Kingfisher  beer bottles  and cash of Rs. 5000/-  from  shop No.4  all W/rs.15,300/- approx. Cr.No.115/12 u/s  457, 380 IPC stands registered. ASI S. P.  Gaonkar is I. O.

CURCHOREM PS: On 24.12.12, one Bhalchandra s/o Shanu Khandeparkar, age 40 yrs, r/o Voilawada, Kirlapal, Dabal admitted in GMC Bambolim as a case of alcoholic at residence, expired while undergoing medical treatment.  Body handed over to his relatives. U.D.No.27/12 u/s 174 Cr. P.C. stand s registered.

MARGAO TOWN PS: Mario Furtardo  A. E. Sub Div–IV Margao  complained that  during  night  of 07.12.12 TNK  near  Rajendra Prasad  Stadium Margao, unknown  culprit/s  committed theft of  150  meters of LT  Aluminum  cable of  Size  2 core, 2.50 Sq meter clamped  to the  wall  of new   over head  bridge,  Rajendra Prasad  Stadium Margao. Cr.No.504/12 u/s 379 IPC stands registered. PSI Laxi Amonkar is I. O.

Charas W/Rs. 4,50,000/- (approx) seized at Sinquerim, Candolim from Nigerian National by the staff of Anti Narcotic Cell Police Station


24-dec-2012 … Anti Narcotic Cell of Goa Police under the leadership of PI, Suraj Halarnkar, PC 4835 Jitendra Kambli, PC 6120 Prakash Polekar, PC 6292 George D’ Cunha, PC 6193 Sandesh Volvoikar and PC 6418 Mayur Gawade and under the overall supervision of Dy.S.P. ANC Shri. Nilu Raut Dessai has arrested accused Anthony Chike s/o Okoye, 32 yrs, Nigerian National who was found in illegal possession of 2.933 kgs of charas. The approximate value of the seized contraband is approximately Rs. 4,50,000/- in the international market.

On 23/12/2012 PI, Suraj Halarnkar received a reliable information that on 24/12/2012 one male foreigner of Negro Race, aged about 30 to 35 yrs, having strong built, tall height, Dark complexion, wearing red colour T-Shirt and cargo pant will be coming in one black colour Honda Activa Scooter to deliver Narcotic drugs i.e. charas to his prospective customer on 24/12/2012, between 03.00 hrs to 04.00 hrs at Aguad jail – Helipad Junction Road, Sinquerim, Candolim, Bardez -Goa. Accordingly the Raiding Party was organized. The team positioned themselves Aguad jail – Helipad Junction Road, Sinquerim, Candolim, Bardez. The team was able to apprehend Anthony Chike s/o Okoye, 32 yrs, Nigerian National presently residing at Candolim, Goa. On subsequent search of his person, after observing mandatory guidelines, the Raiding Party seized 2.933 kgs of charas, one black and blue colour shoulder bag and black colour Honda Activa scooter bearing No. GA-03-K-0125 with ignition key and two other keys from the possession of Anthony Chike. Accordingly, Crime No. 13/2012 under appropriate sections of NDPS Act was registered against the accused person.

The accused was previously arrested by Calangute Police Station in their Police Station Crime No. 239/10 u/s 21 (b) & 20 (b) (ii) for the possession of 11 grams of Cocaine and 68 grams of Charas. The accused was subsequently released on bail. The case is pending trial.

The accused will be produced before Hon’ble JMFC Mapusa and Police Custody remand is being sought for further investigation. Further investigation is in progress.


Brief facts:

On reliable information, Calangute Police conducted raid at Sinquerim, wherein a white colour Santro car bearing No. GA-03-K-3941 was intercepted along with accused (1) Surendra Mandrekar s/o Sharad, r/o H.No. 332, Ashve Vaddo, Mandrem, Pernem-Goa, (2) Nagesh Srinivas @ Michael, and during the raid, a victim girl was procured by accused (1) Surendra Mandrekar s (2) Nagesh Srinivas @ Michael, Shikre, (3) Jeetu, Full name not known and (4) Richard, Full name not known and accused No.1. (1) Surendra Mandrekar s/o Sharad, r/o H.No. 332, Ashve Vaddo, Mandrem, Pernem-Goa, (2) Nagesh Srinivsd @ Michael, r/o H.No. 20, HIGB/9, Shikre, KS Town, Bangalore  brought the victim girl at Sinquerim for supplying her to the prospective customer for the purpose of prostitution, and accused persons were found living on the earning of prostitution in the vicinity of public place. The accused person No.2 published information on internet which is obscene in electronic form.

In this connection, an offence vides Cr.No.298/12 u/s 4, 5 and 7 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Accused No. 1 and 2 arrested.


Brief facts:

On reliable information a ash color Hyundai i 10 car bearing No. GA-03-P-1702 was intercepted along with accused No.1 Sanjeev Shah, at Sinquerim, and during the raid, two victim girls were procured by accused No.1 Sanjiv Shah r/o Flat No. 704, Vaishali Building, Malad, Mumbai and accused No. 2. Sagar Patel r/o Mumbai and accused No.1 Sanjiv Shah brought the victim girls at sinquerim junction for supplying them to the prospective customers for the purpose of prostitution and accused person were found living on the earning of prostitution in the vicinity of public place. The accused person No. 2 published information on internet which is obscene in electronic form.

In this connection, an offence vides Cr.No.299/12 u/s 4, 5 and 7 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act1956 and section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Accused No. 1 Sanjiv Shah has been arrested.

Modus operandi:

Supplying female to the customer for the purpose of prostitution & living on the earnings of prostitution.


Police team:

PI Nolasco Raposo, Vinod Naik, Girish Rawool, Rama Sawal,Vinay Srivastav & LHC- Geeta Palyekar all of Calangute Police Station.

state ncp supports sunburn 2013 if precautions are maintained says ncp state president professor sirsat


Members of the State nationalist congress

Overnight House Boat in Chapora River

party on Saturday said that they would not have any problem of the mega event titled sun burn to be held on the coastal candolim area if the state bjp led government could take care of all precautions of any untoward incident ….

Party president professor surendra sirsat was speaking to media reporters at a media conference held at the party head office in Panjim on Saturday where in the party members informing about the dehli bus-gang rape incident

It may be noted that the recent case of a young woman, battered and then gang-raped on a bus in Delhi, has incensed and stirred India, with protests across the country demanding an urgent change in laws,  the attitude of the police, and a swift trial for the six men accused of the heinous crime.

Sirsat said that the state government needs to take better precautions at events like sunburn so as to see that untoward incident do not take place and spoil the name of the state

Commenting over the delhi bus-rape incident sirsat also mentioned that the ncp party would hold a candle light rally on 27th of this month starting from the party head office to azad maidan in Panjim in support of the delhi rape victim girl …

Commenting over the recent mining morcha held by the mining affected people group in Panjim sirsat said that if the mining associates had taken them in confidence then they would have also supported the rally held by mining affected people





Panaji, December 22, 2012 … The Deputy Chief Minister Shri Francisco D’ Souza  conferred  4th Corporate  Social  Responsibility  Dolphin Spotting in Goa Award  on  St. Francis Xavier Training Centre and Matruchaya  Trust  at the function  held in the  city yesterday.

The awards were received by Sister Monica and  Shri Madhukar Dixit  respectively at the hands of Shri D’ Souza.  The function was organized  by  Green Triangle  Society  in association with  Goa Chamber of Commerce  and Industry  and  Ideaz Unlimited.

The other cooperate bodies who received  CSR awards  includes  Seza Mining Corporation  for their   work  in the field of education. The Peninsula  lands  limited was awarded for its  work in the  field of  environment and Syngenta  India Limited for its  services  in community  social welfare.  The representatives of these corporate bodies  received  the awards  at the hands of   the Minister  Shri  Francis D’ Souza.

Speaking on the occasion Shri D’ Souza congratulated the recipients of the awards for their work towards society.  He said that the different components of the society like orphans and differently abled children should  be provided due attention.  There are many NGOs working in this field. The corporate sectors can also lend their hands in this task  he added.

Shri K.R. Srinivas, Resident Editor of Times of India said that after the Independence the disparity between the rich and poor has been widened. Hence the corporate sector has  greater role to play in this field. The work of Green Triangle Society in this area is a laudable. He also congratulated the winners of the awards.

Shri Kiran Shah, Chairman Ideaz Unlimited, Sister Monica and Shri Madhukar Dixit also spoke on the occasion.

Last year’s winner in the category of large scale industry M/s. Zuari Agro Chemical Industries was given a memento of remembrance.

Shri Mangurish Pai Raikar Chairman GCCI welcomed. Shri Anand  Pangam compered the function while Shri S.M. Paranjape Chief Inspector  of Factories and Boilers  proposed the vote of thanks.

Adamo The Bellus is the official hospitality partner for Asia’s largest electronic dance music fest Sunburn & Windsong 2012, To host Indian celebrity artistes and international DJs , After-Burn parties on the beautiful 4-acre landscape by the poolside, Zaia Bar will provide THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE


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