Times of India | 6 months ago | 07-11-2022 | 02:40 am
Panaji: The bustling office of the Bardez sub-registrar, located in the vicinity of the Mapusa market, is being expanded. While the process to buy additional space in the same premises is presently under way, it will take a few months before the new area is ready for use. “We will execute the sale deed for the extra space this month, but renovation and work on the interiors will take a while,” a senior official at the registrar’s office said. The office caters to the entire taluka of Bardez and sees maximum property registrations as compared to other sub-registrar offices. Although it was moved to the premises it currently operates from less than a decade ago, its volume of work and citizen footfalls have increased manifold over the past five years. In fact, three sub-registrars have been deputed at the office to even out the workload. It is common to see people who visit the office for property registrations waiting outside due to lack of adequate waiting and seating spaces. “The additional office space will accommodate everybody,” the official said. Similarly, the sub-registrar offices at Pernem and Bicholim will shortly be moved to new premises.“We going to buy spaces for sub-registrar offices of both the talukas. The Pernem office functions from a government building but is on the second floor. There is no elevator to get there, which greatly inconveniences people, especially senior citizens,” the official said. The Bicholim office presently operates out of a rented premises. “We want to have our own assets rather than operating from rented premises,” the official said.
Bicholim: Save Goa Save Mhadei’s awareness programme in Bicholim taluka commenced from Virdi-Sanquelim with an appeal to all to fight unitedly.Sanquelim municipal council chairperson Rajesh Sawal said that the Mahdei is Goa’s lifeline, and the fight to save the river has now become every Goenkar’s fight. “Everyone must come out and support this awareness movement organised by Save Goa Save Mhadei. It is the need of the hour that everyone fight unitedly,” he said. Environmentalist Elsa Fernandes spoke in detail about the consequences of diverting the Mhadei.“This is not a political movement. It is a movement of the people and for the existence of Goa. Everyone should come forward to maintain their and Goa’s existance,” said Santoshkumar Sawant of GFP.Former MLA Pratap Gawas said that this issue will now have to be effectively fought in court. Various politicians, organisations, panch members and councillors were present.
PANAJI/BICHOLIM/PONDA: Four persons were killed in three separate road accidents between Tuesday night and Wednesday evening, in less than 24 hours. Two more accidents occurred late Wednesday evening, bringing the total number of injured to 13.In the first accident at Mapusa, one man died, while his three-year-old daughter was seriously injured and is undergoing treatment. In the second case at Harvalem, Sanquelim, a husband-wife duo lost their lives while their one-year-old child sustained major injuries. The third accident saw a man die after a truck rammed into a kiosk in Kundaim, where he was making purchases.Saddam Mohammad, 26, was travelling towards Canca on a two-wheeler with his brother and toddler daughter around 11pm on Tuesday night when, near the Bodgeshwar temple, a high-end motorcycle with two youth riding it came speeding from the opposite direction and rammed into their bike head-on.While Mohammad died, his family and the two youths were injured and are undergoing treatment at the Goa Medical College (GMC). Rider Umar Khan, 19, has been booked for rash and negligent driving.In the second accident, which occurred at Harvalem on Wednesday morning, Kishore Krishna Naik, 30, a resident of Sansarwada, Harvalem, was travelling towards Valpoi on his two-wheeler along with his wife Archana, 23, and their one-year-old son. A tipper truck driven by Prakash Mulgaonkar, 61, of Pale-Velguem, was travelling ahead of the scooter.Near Supachi Pud, Naik’s scooter rammed into the truck from the rear, and, as the family fell off the bike, the husband and wife came under the truck’s rear wheels. The one-year-old child sustained serious injuries.All three were rushed to the Sanquelim health centre, but the Naik couple were declared brought dead. The condition of the child is stated to be stable and he has been shifted to GMC.Bicholim police have arrested the truck driver. In the third case, at Kundaim, a fish-laden truck rammed into a kiosk on Wednesday evening, killing Sarvesh Basak, 32, a labourer from West Bengal. Five others were injured.Kiosk owner Umesh Kumar escaped with minor injuries, but the condition of Vishwajit Mhaskar, 45, a resident of Kundaim, is critical. He has been shifted to GMC. Truck drivers Vigil Thomas, 31, and Sharath, 34, both residents of Kerala, were also injured.The truck was travelling from Mangaluru towards Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. Sources said the accident occurred after the truck driver lost control over the vehicle.By late Wednesday evening, two other major accidents were reported: one on the Atal Setu in which two people were seriously injured, and another at Mapusa, in which a police constable was gravely injured. All three are undergoing treatment, and their condition is serious.Meanwhile, the death toll from the Nanoda accident, which took place a few days ago, has gone up to three after Ashish Anant Parab, 42, succumbed to his injuries. In the accident, a bus and a car collided, leading to two deaths, that of a man and his daughter-in-law. Three others were seriously injured.
BICHOLIM: Two persons died while two others were severely injured after a car heading towards Mapusa from Sal, Bicholim, collided head-on against an oncoming Kadamba bus at Nanora, Bicholim, on Thursday morning.The deceased have been identified as Mahadev S Raut, 66, and his daughter-in-law Sonali D Raut, 32, both from Varchawada, Sal. The injured people are Shubhada N Redkar, 65, from Banda, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, and Ashish A Parab, 42, from Sal. Mahadev and Sonali died on the spot after they got trapped in the car. The bodies were retrieved by a team of fire and emergency services and sent to Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim, for an autopsy. The two injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. The panchanama was conducted by head constable Krishna Naik attached to Dodamarg police outpost under the guidance of Bicholim police inspector Suraj Gawas.
Bicholim: Water supply to the residents of Sonar Peth in Bicholim is likely to be restored by Saturday. Sonar Peth has been without water since Wednesday morning after a main water pipeline was damaged in the process of laying underground power cables. While repair work had begun on Thursday morning, workers could not pinpoint the damage as they could not gauge the depth of the pipeline till late Thursday evening. The damage was detected on Friday and the pipe was finally repaired.However, as mud and water from the gutter mixed with the drinking water during the repair work, the PWD had to stop supply until the dirty water was released in the rivulet. The process will be completed by Friday night and Sonar Peth is likely to get water by Saturday. Meanwhile, locals were supplied tanker water jointly by the Bicholim Municipal Council, PWD and the electricity department.
Bicholim: An argument over BJP banners, which broke out between Sanquelim municipality chairperson Rajesh Sawal and chief officer Kabir Shirgaonkar, on Friday took an ugly turn with both filing complaints at the Bicholim police station. Sawal has claimed that Shirgaonkar pushed him. On the other hand, Shirgaonkar has filed a complaint stating that Sawal abused him.According to the information available, the controversy erupted over the banners for the BJP’s North Goa district executive meeting, which was held on Friday on the SMC premises. Banners were put up everywhere in Sakhali town as well as at the meeting venue.On Friday morning, Sawal allegedly called Shirgaonkar to his cabin and asked him to check if those who had put up the banners had legal permission. Sawal apparently also wanted a fee to be charged for putting up the banners.Two other municipal workers were present when this conversation was going on. Shirgaonkar said that he would conduct a survey of the banners. This led to an argument between the two. Sawal allegedly told him that they have to be responsible citizens and officers, and not ‘act like party activists’.Sawal stated that as soon as he said that the revenue of the municipality should not be lost, Shirgaonkar became aggressive and pushed him.Bicholim police are further investigating the matter. Last month, Sawal had criticised the decision of Shirgaonkar to deny permission for a Save Mhadei meeting in Sanquelim.