BRIEF NEWS FROM GOA

SERVICE TO GOD COMES FIRST AT PANJIM POLICE STATION

Complaints can wait as paying obeisance to Lord Ganesha became top priority at the Panjim police which was in a preparatory mood for the beginning of the festivity on Saturday.
Conrad Menezes, whose car was stripped off stereo and other valuables, which he parked at the Kala Academy parking space, on Friday evening was told at Panjim police station that they (police) can act on the complaint only on Monday.
Menezes, resident of Saligao said that he had parked Maruti Zen car bearing registration number GA-03-C-0545 at about 7:30pm and walked into KA auditorium to watch “tiatr.” On returning back at about 11pm, he saw the car bonnet was open and that speakers and gear knob were robbed. “I approached the security who expressed inability to help me saying that his duty was to ‘only’ check proper vehicle parking. He though gave a number of a security in-charge named Sandeep, but yet again in vain,” said the complainant. He then moved Panjim police station with a complaint of theft against unknown men, where he was told that they can act on his case only on Monday. The Hawaldar who attended the call said there was no such complaint as yet.
GARBAGE DUMP: A SORE EYE AT THE WHOLSALE FISH MARKET
There seems to be no end to the garbage mess facing the Commercial Capital despite Chief Minister Digambar Kamat’s decision to personally look into the problem.
Believe it or not, more than half the road leading to the wholesale fish market at Madel was occupied by mounds of garbage. Daily visitors and vendors to the wholesale fish market had to face the double hardship of crossing the road and to contend with the waste all scattered around.
City-based Citizens Welfare Committee president Savio Dias said the authorities including the Margao Municipal Council have been taking lightly the task of clearing waste dumped along the road to the wholesale fish market. He said clearance of waste from the Madel areas of the city has been irregular in recent times, posing nuisance and a health hazard to the residents. Sources in the know said that the Madel-Davondem area of the city is the favourite dumping ground for hotel waste by garbage contractors.
Sources do not rule out the possibility of a collusion between garbage contractors and unscrupulous elements in the civic body emboldening the contractors to dump waste in the jurisdiction of the civic body.

1 comments:

diogofichardo said...

Religion can be an inspiration to any police force. But being a Hindu festive there is always a compromise where a catholic could be on duty. Unless there are none and the police force is made up of non Goans.
The garbage issue must be a joint effort by all the ministers to come up with a solution. I doubt these ministers could ever resolve the issue.

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