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Remove River Pricess Before Next Monsoon: HC to Govt.

The Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Goa Government to commence work of removing the grounded River Princess within the next two months and further stated that the vessel should be removed before the onset of next monsoons.
A division bench comprising of Justice D G Karnik and Justice F M Reis gave these instructions to Advocate General Subodh Kantak while hearing a petition filed by River Princess Hatao Manch.
It may be recalled that River Princess, a vessel leased by M/s Salgaoncar Mining Industries Pvt. Ltd., had broken the anchor at Mormugao Port on a stormy night in June 2000 and drifted to Candolim where it got grounded just near the beach and has been lying there since then with various efforts of different government to remove it failing.

Father-Daughter Die in Road Mishap

GC News Desk: The Naik family from Shiroda was plunged into grief as the father and daughter died in an accident this morning while another girl  is injured and admitted to a hospital.
Wednesday morning when 45 year old Santosh Vasu Naik travelling on a LML Vespa scooter along with his children, tried to overtake a Kadamba bus that was proceeding towards Margao from Dabal, when the accident occurred.

Maid Denies Rape in Shiney Ahuja’s Case

Over an year after Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja’s domestic help accused him of raping her, the woman has told the court that the rape never took place. The medical examinations, however, confirm rape.
The 20-year-old woman retracted her accusation last week before a special judge in a fast track court in Sewri where Shiney’s ‘in-camera’ trial is currently under way, an official source said Wednesday.
She also stated before the judge that she made the serious charge against Shiney allegedly because of pressure from a woman who introduced her to the actor, the official source said.

Municipal Rolls Being Rigged For Political Gains: Damu

Fatorda MLA Damodar Naik accused the government of deliberately manipulating the electoral rolls for the upcoming municipal elections in order to give an advantage to candidate supported by it and also warned that the reservation policy will be misused with the same intention.
Addressing media persons on Tuesday, he said the electoral being prepared by the Mamlatdars following a directive from the State Election Commission, are using the electoral rolls prepared by the Election Commission of India but with a ‘pick and choose’ attitude.
“Instead of the rolls being contiguous as the normal rolls are, the ones prepared for the municipal elections are disjointed,” he said while pointing out that clusters of houses from an area are registered in one ward and other houses from the same area, in another ward.

NH Broadening is Kamal Nath’s Fraud on Goan: Manohar

Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar charged Union Minister for Surface Transport Kamal Nath of playing yet another fraud on Goans with regards to the widening of the National Highway and said Goa did not require such a highway and would do well with a slight widening of the existing Highway.
He pointed out that as per official figures, per day on an average only 6,900 passenger car units enter Goa from the other state. “This means the bulk of the traffic on the National Highway is local as the highway in Goa is a connecting road for Goans from two different towns or areas,” he said.
He said that as most Goans prefer to travel with their own vehicles, there is a lot of traffic on the National Highway which is intra-state and not inter-state and alleged that the National Highway Authority of India is eyeing this traffic to make their project economically viable.

Queen’s Baton Arrives in Goa

The Queen’s Baton was warmly received in Goa at Pollem check post in Canacona on Tuesday by Sports Minister Babu Azgaonkar to whom it was handed over by Karnataka Olympic Association President Govind Raj.
While Karnataka Minister Anand Asnotikar was present when the Baton was handed over to Goa, Goan MLAs Vijay Pai Khot, Ramesh Tawadkar, Director of Sports Dr. Suzan D’Souza, Executive Director of SAG V.M. Prabhudessai, Sanjay Datta, Zonal Head West Hero Honda Motors Ltd – sponsorers of the event in Goa, Gurudatta Bhakta, Secretary, Goa Olympic Association joined the gathering in the festive celebration.

Robust Paced Employment in India

Employers in India are planning to hire at a robust pace in the next three months. A survey says public administration, education and services sectors are expected to see strong recruitment trends.
Globally, India is the most optimistic in terms of recruitment intentions for the fourth quarter after China and Taiwan, according to staffing services firm Manpower’s Employment Outlook Survey released on Tuesday.
“The job market remains robust in India as a result of strong domestic growth and recovery from key global markets. But employers in other countries are reporting strong hiring forecasts as well,”  Manpower India’s managing director Sanjay Pandit told PTI.

Goa Governor Extols Virtues of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the oldest medical science gifted to humanity by India when the rest of the world was yet to acquire necessary knowledge to deal with the various diseases and physical ailments, said Goa Governor Dr. S S Sidhu after inaugurating an exhibition on Ayurveda organized by the Gomantak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Research Centre at the Ayurveda College, Shiroda, Ponda.
Attributed to “Dhanavantri” the Physician of Gods, Ayurveda as the medical science, has evolved over 4,000 years or so and is part of India’s illustrious Vedic traditions. 

United Friends Club to Clash with DHL in Finals

Luck favoured DHL Kuwait once again as they booked their place in the finals of the ongoing SFX Ramadan Soccer tournament being played at the Digital Ground in downtown Kuwait.
Playing against Duler Boys in the second semi-final on Friday, DHL could not find the net against the Mapusa boys who kept good ball possession and ensured the game went to the tie breaker. In the penalty shootout, Ian, Steven and Sandy scored for Duler Boys, while Terrence, Elvis and Alex found the goal for DHL. As per tournament rules, referee Sarto Baptista tossed the coin since the allotted 5 penalties each ended in a draw, and DHL captain Terrence called correctly to ensure his team a spot in the finals.

Damu Inspects Sonsodo Site, Demands Relief Before Chaturthi

Fatorda MLA Damodar alias Damu Naik Tuesday morning inspected the Sonsddo garbage dump site as water mixed with lecheate from the site had flowed down to the Multipurpose complex carrying along with it not only dirt and slime but also a pungent odour.
Margao Municipal Council Chief Officer Yeshwant Tawade also accompanied Damu Naik and the two along with some councilors discussed the matter with Shridhar Kamat, Chief Officer of Fomento Green, the company awarded the contract of managing the site.