Category: Current Affairs Appointed ‘Online Media Partner’ for ITM-Goa

Goa Tourism Development Corporation has appointed Goa as it’s ‘Online Media Partner’ to promote the International Travel Mart 2010 which is to be held from 14th October to 17th October in Goa. Goa is the recently launched online line mall of news, information, communication and services which was recently launched by Kaydence Media Ventures.

As part of its alliance Goa will provide the participants of the exhibition of ITM-Goa free logo advertisement space and content space on a specially designed domain and also have hourly updates of the news, interviews and feedback during the event. It will also be promoting ITM-Goa through its Facebook AD space as well.

Wagle, Clinton Bag Verodiano Award

Social worker Mangala Wagle from Canacona and environmentalist Clinton Vaz from Benaulim have been named jointly for the 2010 Vincent Xavier Verodiano Award. Instituted in 1989, the Verodiano award seeks to promote well being of mankind.

Mangala Wagle a resident of Palolem has been selected for the award for going out of her way to help street children from Canacona market to find a place in the sun for them. Rather than remaining a mute spectator to the acrimonious scenes in the Canacona fish market where the fish mongers would abuse the street children who used to steal their fish, Mangala set up a school for these children so that they could get their right to education.

Congressmen Trying to Gain Political Mileage in Canacona

Just as the community health centre at Canacona is on the verge of becoming functional due to the sustained struggle of villagers under the banner of Canacona Health Welfare Committee (CHWC), Congressmen are now jumping on the bandwagon to gain political mileage.
The CHWC devoid of any political colours has been consistently fighting for the last two-and-a-half years to improve the functioning of the centre. In fact, it was due to the committee’s initiative that a dialysis unit was installed at this centre so that it could cater to the increasing number of renal failure cases being reported in Canacona taluka.
Unfortunately the dialysis unit could not function properly due to personnel and technical problem, the main one being the non-functioning of the generator set.

Supari Given for Roy Naik, Police Beef Up Security

Goa Police have beefed up security for Home Minister Ravi Naik’s family after it was revealed that supari for killing his son Roy Naik was offered to a gang operating in North Goa.

During interrogation of the Michael Fernandes gang that was busted recently for a series of criminal activities including looting, robbing and even supplying country made guns, it was revealed that Michael had accepted supari to kill Roy Naik.

Wockardt Promises to Resolve NUSI Hospital Employees Woes

Even as the inauguration of the Wockhardt Hospital at Panzorconi, Cuncolim was held amidst tight police security, the management publicly promised to resolve the woes of 24 employees of the hospital who were sacked by the previous management.

It may be recalled that 24 employees of the NUSI hospital at Panzorconi have been agitating for the last nearly 18 months after they were summarily dismissed from service by the then management.

Murder Accused Shot Dead

23-year-old Samprit Chandrakant Malvankar who was out on bail in a murder case, was shot dead on Wednesday evening by an unknown gunman who arrived on motorcycle, committed the act and disappeared thereafter.

Samprit along with his father Chandrakant are accused of stabbing a young boy Sagar to death at Anjuna in November 2009. Both, the father and son were in judicial custody in connection with this case and were released on bail barely two months ago.

Wockhardt Hospital Comes to Goa

With the formal takeover by Wockhardt of the NUSI hospital at Panzorconi on Wednesday, Goa is well equipped to grab a pie of medical tourism where neighbouring Kerala has an edge as of now.

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat inaugurated the hospital under the new management and said that Goans will now be able to get medical care of international standards in their own state.

Plant Takes Lord Ganesha’s Shape

We’ve heard of Ganapati idols made from clay or even plaster of Paris, but none in the form of landscape designer Daniel D’Souza’s unique plant. He claims that his 18 year old Adenium plant belonging to the cactus family, has take the shape of the Lord of Wisdom very naturally. 
“This is not its usual form and nothing has been done to it. The specimen has attained this shape in the most natural way,” he said.

A Healing Rhythm

This will be a performance like no other. As curtains rise on Sachika Almeida’s latest production, the show will bring to the limelight a Bharatnatyam performance by the visually impaired and special children.
The 30 odd participants taking part in this unique spectacle of dance, Sanjeevini, will take to the stage at the Ravindra Bhavan on 3rd October. The event is expected to be attended by Bollywood veterans Govinda and Anupam Kher. There will be a ballet performance by the Saundarya Natya Kalalaya troupe from Mumbai. The show she reveals, is a fund raiser for The National Association for the Blind and her school- the Nritya Sankul.

Casino Owners Willing to Withdraw Case

Opposition to Relocation Growing

Even as the opposition to government’s decision to relocate the floating casinos in Goa is growing with every passing day, the off-shore casino operators on Tuesday expressed their willingness to withdraw the case they had filed against the government before the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court.

Lawyers representing the casino operators informed the Division Bench that the decision will be taken only after their clients receive a copy of the cabinet decision taken last week to relocate the floating casinos at different places along river Mandovi.