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Gandhi Market Vendors Association Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

The Gandhi Market Vendors Association celebrated its 23rd anniversary at Margao on Thursday with PWD Minister Churchill Alemao, Panchayats Minister Manohar Azgaonkar, Zilla Panchayat Member Maria Miranda and Goa Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Vijai Sardessai as guests.
Churchill Alemao felicitated two retired employees of the Margao Municipal Council Ballapa Jamuni and Gangavva Jamuni for their dedicated services particularly in maintaining the Gandhi Market.
Addressing the gathering, Alemao praised the efforts put in by Panchayat Minister Manohar Azgaonkar for the emergence of Gandhi Market.  In fact, it was Babu Azgaonkar who formed the Gandhi Market Vendors Association that extracted quite a lot of facilities particularly for the vegetable and fruit vendors.

Tremors Felt in Sanguem, Not Earthquake Says MeT

Although residents of a few villages in Sanguem Taluka claimed to have experienced mild tremors on Thursday evening causing panic in those areas, the Meteorological Department has ruled out the possibility of any earthquake occurring in the area,
Tremors were experienced twice at 6:40 am and again at 11:05 am in the villages of Uguem, Valkini and Bhati with the intensity being the highest in Uguem.
Bhati Sarpanch Uday Naik while confirming the incident also revealed that empty bottles  in the shelves fell to the ground in his house.

Belgaum Blocks Veggies For Goa

In a surprise move, vegetable vendors from Belgaum refused to sell vegetables to Goa State Horticulture Development Corporation on Wednesday evening and all the outlets belonging to the Corporation were devoid of any vegetables on Thursday.
The Horticulture Corporation on an average procures around 120 tones of vegetables from Belgaum which is distributed to its 350 odd outlets in Goa where they are sold at a subsidized rates.
The Horticulture Corporation gets tomatoes, cauliflower, green chilies, beans, cabbage, carrots, gourds, potatoes, lady fingers, etc from Belgaum from only four suppliers who have been approved.

PSI Gudlar Also Threatened To Frame People

In more disclosures from the video recording of Police Sub-Inspector Sunil Gudlar, it has now been revealed that he had threatened to plant drugs on a person and frame him in a narcotic case.
Sunil who has been captured on camera talking to foreign girls, is seen boasting about teaching a lesson to people who try to take advantage of him and after being spurred by the girls reveals that he would plant drugs on the person and arrest him under the anti-narcotics laws.
For quite some time there have been murmurs of police, particularly those attached to the Anti-Narcotic Cell, framing innocent people for personal vendetta by planting drugs on them.

Temple Trustees Come Together

Perturbed by the increasing number of temple thefts and the authorities stand that the temple management should undertake security measures, trustees of around 300 temples in Goa have come together to form the Gomantak Mandir and Dharmik Sanstha Mahasangh (GMDSM).
Co-ordinator of the new organization Jayesh Thali pointed out that over the last six years more than 250 temples have been robbed while over 50 idols have been desecrated.

Inefficient Cops Fail To Protect President From Paparazzi

The inefficiency of Goa Police was proved with Margao-based photojournalists snapping President Pratibha Patil at Benaulim Beach on Tuesday. The police could not protect the President from Paparazzi while she was on a private visit to Goa with her family.
The police were irked with President Pratibha Patil’s pictures published in local newspapers sought to blame the journalists for their own efficiency and summoned photojournalists Arvind Tengse (The Times of India), Ganadeep Sheldenkar (The Navhind Times), Ramnath Pai (Tarun Bharat) and Soiru Komarpant (Gomantak/Gomantak Times) for clicking President’s pictures.

Sesa Goa, DoT, KTC Contribute To Road Safety Awareness

As a part of the National Road Safety Week 2011 celebrations Sesa Goa Limited and the Directorate of Transport (DoT) in association with Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) jointly released banners, stickers and booklets on road safety at the Kadamba Bus Stand, Panjim on Wednesday.
These informative banners, stickers and booklets issued in public interest by the Directorate of Transport and Sesa Goa Limited will be displayed on all the buses and other public transport. The main purpose of these is to make general public aware about the importance of road safety.

Vishwajeet Rane Raided By IT


Income Tax officials on Wednesday raided the office and factory of Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane taking everybody by surprise as Rane Junior is not only a minister in the Goa government, but is also a member of the Congress Party.
In the past, the Congress which is heading the UPA government at Centre, has been accused of misusing the Income Tax to raid its rivals and trouble makers and in Goa this was the reason cited earlier when the department raided Education Minister Babush Monserrate.

PSI Peddling Drug Case Handed Over to Crime Branch

Goa Police on Wednesday asked the Crime Branch to investigate the matter of PSI Sunil Gudlar selling drugs to foreigners to the Crime Branch even as Gudlar claimed he was innocent and fresh video clippings showing the same officer brazenly accusing his senior officials of accepting bribes were aired.
Local news channels on Wednesday aired video clippings showing PSI Sunil of brazenly stating that his senior officer was accepting bribes. “You show him money and his mouth will shut,” says Sunil in the video clipping which is a continuation of the one aired earlier showing him passing on a packet to two girls of foreign nationality.