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O HERALD O Visit us at: Sports: Dilshan named Lanka captain Pg 16 Let each man exercise the art he knows. -Aristophanes TIDES TODAY High Tide: 1154; 2322 Low Tide: 0515; 1744 Health HeOaF lth TiP TYiP TH E D A AIL UNT RE OGA m 10th 11 OOR Basis) ey eing Goa’s Heartbeat: Is Virat Kohli Pg 4 dating Sarah Jane? ZuArinAgAr nAPthA PiPeLine burStS l 35 vehicles gutted l Property worth crores damaged l Three labourers injured iire reccto rrvviciicceess torrate to ate Hea ate of ooff Hea H ealth th SSeerv llth DDire The fire brigade personnel trying to douse the fire at the entrance gate of Zuari Agro-Chemical Industry Limited. HERALD REPORTER VASCO, APRIL 18 Three labourers were injured and 35 vehicles gutted, when a naphtha pipeline which was damaged burst into flames at Zuari Agro-Chemical Industry Limited (ZACIL), ZuarinagarSancoale, on Monday morning. The fire broke out at the entrance gate of Zuari industry, damaging property worth crores of rupees. The fire that broke out at about 11.20 am was brought under control at 4 p.m. The three injured persons are Ramakant Gaonkar (47) from Quepem, Savio D’Costa from Shiroda and Kailash Ram (38) from Bihar. They were rushed to GMC Hospital in Bambolim. Two of the injured were discharged later in the evening. According to fire fighters and emergency service personnel, the incident occurred when a negligent heavy earth mover driver damaged an underground naphtha pipeline while undertaking excavation work. “It generated a spark, due to which traces in the naphtha pipeline burst into huge flames,” they informed. Immediately, af ter the pipeline was damaged, a blast occurred and flames reached upto 40 ft high and engulfed the earth moving excavator machine, 23 two-wheelers, six cars, three trucks, one tempo and one phosphoric acid tank, which were parked at the entrance gate of the industry. Lights, camera, roll HC gives all clear for Dum… HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 18 The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Monday dismissed the petition demanding a ban on Dum Maro Dum ruling that the objectionable remarks from the movie trailers have been withdrawn. The division bench comprising of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and F M Reis granted relief to the makers of the movie, as the evidences and materials pro- Estd. 1930 An ISO 9001:2008 Certified, Recognised by the Government of India INAUGURAL OFFER BRING THIS AD & AVAIL UPTO 30% DISCOUNT DA ILY VOLVO BUS SERVICE GOA TO CALICUT (KOZHIKODE) via THALASSERY, KANNUR, KASARAGOD GOA - MANGALORE - GOA Dep:. At 2:00 Pm. From Panjim From MA PUSA : 1.30 PM. l 14th PA NJ IM : 2.00 PM. Apri 11 0 2 MA RGA O : 3.00 PM. vided to the court by the petitioner failed to establish grounds on which it was seeking a ban. The court said that the petitioner had filed petition based on the promos of the movie and hence the petition be dismissed since the objectionable sentence has been deleted by the filmmaker. Earlier, Advocate Winnie Coutinho appearing on behalf of the petitioner argued that the promos of the movie have replaced the word ‘women’ with ‘relationship’, which does not make much of a difference. “Kindly view the film and the songs before pronouncing verdict on the petition. We want to check whether the edited promos reflect in the actual movie,” Coutinho told the bench while arguing on the matter. The bench was hearing the petition filed by one Savio (Continued on page 9) The vehicles that were damaged in the fire. The JCB driver along with two labourers, who were standing nearby, sustained burn injuries and were rushed to a private hospital. Luckily, a major tragedy was averted, as two ammonia storage tanks of the industry are located barely 50 metres away from the entrance gate, where the fire incident occurred. The fire flames were seen right up till the MES College from NH-17B, which created panic among the people and Dogs refuse to part with their dead master HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 18 Dogs are a man’s best friend and here’s an example why. The funeral service of 48-yearold Luis Philip at Cortin, Panjim was delayed by almost one hour on Monday due to ‘extraordinary forces’ — his dogs. In a tale that could very well go down in pet books, eight pet dogs of Philip refused to let their master’s body be taken away by people and police. Eyewitnesses said that Philip who was living alone at Cortin died a natural death last night in his sleep. When people came to know about his death, they tried to shift his body from the house to be taken for final rites. But they encountered an unusual resistance in the form of his pet dogs, who refused to budge almost for one hour. Even the police failed to control the dogs as they did not allow Philip’s body to be touched. As the situation went out of control, the police called in the the Panjim Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). PAWS personnel finally managed to calm down the dogs and took them away. Later people shifted Philip’s body to the crematorium. Anna missive to Sonia on smear campaign PTI NEW DELHI, APRIL 18 Upset over the “smear” campaign launched against civil society leadership, Anna Hazare today complained to Congress President Sonia Gandhi that “corrupt forces” have united to derail the process of drafting an effective Lokpal bill. Hazare, who is leading a campaign for a strong anti-graft legislation, today wrote a two-page letter to Gandhi, making veiled references to Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who has been attacking him, and to Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, and asked her to advise her “colleagues” not to try to derail the process of drafting of law. However, Sibal’s office issued a release in the evening denying the charge that he had held any media briefing at his residence on Saturday after the first meet- ‘ ....the developments of the last few days have been a cause for concern. It seems that corrupt forces in the country have united to derail the process of drafting an effective anticorruption law through the joint committee. Together we have to defeat their designs. ing of the joint drafting committee on Lokpal nor made any statement that the civil society members “have succumbed to government pressure”. “It is patently false. No such statement was ever made by Mr Sibal,” a statement from HRD minister’s office said. Hazare said “....the developments of the last few days have been a cause for concern. It seems that corrupt forces in the country have united to derail the process of drafting an effective anti-corruption law through ‘ t of India Business: CMIE projects GDP growth at 8.8% in FY 12 Pg 9 (air surcharge Rs 2.00) pages 16 + 4 Taking Taking eexcessive xcessive ppills ills oorr medicines m edicines ccan an pput ut sstress tress oonn yyour our lliver iver . 1930 ER The Voice of Goa — Since 1900 panjim, tuesday, apRiL 19, 2011 postal Reg. no. Goa 101 pRiCe Rs. 3.00 the joint panel. Together we have to defeat their designs.” In a thinly-veiled reference to Digvijay Singh, he accused the party general secretary of making many statements which were “factually wrong” and asked her whether she approved them. Without naming Sibal’s, he referred to a minister, who is part of the 10-member joint panel, charged him with making false statements that the civil society representatives have “succumbed” to the government’s pressure and “diluted” the law. As the war over the alleged fake CD involving eminent lawyer and panel co-chair Shanti Bhushan intensified, Hazare said one of the strategies of the corrupt forces is to “smear the reputations” of civil society members in the committee. “Whereas I am of the view that the people working for public must be subjected to public scrutiny, however, when blatantly false accusations are made, fabricated CDs are planted, then one feels that the purpose is not an honest public scrutiny but to tarnish reputations.” “They have not even spared me, even though I have lived a simple life following on the path of truth. However, I am happy that despite all their efforts, the vested interests could not dig out anything of substance. This has only raised the reputations of civil society members in the eyes of the public,” he said. Photos by M Prabhav residents of Zuarinagar. The panic-stricken security guard at the gate who had witnessed the blast said that the flames which engulfed all the vehicles were very high. Luckily, very few people were present at the time of blast, as only the JCB driver and two others had sustained burn injuries. “Our emergency team and fire fighters acted swiftly and kept the fire under control. The injured labourers were rushed to a hospital,” informed ZACIL Chief Financial Officer Vinayak Dutta. “The JCB driver negligently damaged the naphtha pipeline, while carrying out excavation work,” he admitted. “Immediately after the fire broke out, both ammonia tanks were water covered and the pipeline was plugged off,” said Dutta. He further said that excavation work was carried out to lay the gas pipeline of Gas Au- thority of India. Sources informed that for nearly one hour, hardly any coordination was seen from the disaster management team, as it was only fire fighters from Vasco, Verna and Zuari industry involved in dousing the fire. However, the disaster management team acted after one hour and summoned police force to restrict the entry of people reaching the site, while Mormugao Deputy Collector (Continued on page 9) Churchill manipulated PWD tenders: Mickky Mickky coming out of the CID Crime Branch office after filing a complaint against PWD Minister Churchill Alemao Photo by Sachin Ambadoskar ALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 18 HER- Former Tourism Minister Francisco ‘Mickky’ Pacheco has acc u s e d t h e P u b l i c Wo r k s Department (PWD) Minister Churchill Alemao of generating several crores of rupees by defrauding the State exchequer. Mickky has lodged a complaint before the Crime Branch alleging that Churchill violated the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) guidelines and the Central P ublic Works Department (CPWD) manual, to manipulate Public Works Department (PWD) tenders. The Benaulim legislator claimed that his personal investigation revealed that the minister caused loss of crores of rupees to the State exchequer ever since he took over the PWD ministry in 2007. “In order to achieve his sole purpose of defrauding the State exchequer and amassing wealth for himself, he intentionally manipulated, changed and bypassed government directives after fraudulently assuming unto himself total administrative and financial powers, which otherwise was not bestowed upon him as the PWD minister,” the complaint copy attached with other documents, reads. Copies of the complaint set have been furnished to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, Home Minister Ravi Naik, Goa Police, State vigilance officer and chief auditor general. Speaking to reporters outside the Crime Branch, after filing the complaint, Mickky alleged that Churchill was responsible for manipulating PWD bids with the help of an illegal circular introduced in 2007. “Just a day after Churchill was sworn in as PWD minister in 2007, he had introduced the controversial circular, against (Continued on page 9) Binayak Sen free after four months in jail PTI RAIPUR, APRIL 18 After remaining behind bars for nearly four months, civil rights activist Binayak Sen was released this evening from the Chattisgarh’s central prison where he is serving a life sentence, three days after the Supreme Court granted him bail. Binayak who was sentenced to life by a local court on charges of sedition and links with Maoists, was reunited with his family amid emotional and poignant scenes. Hours before he walked free out of his cell in the Raipur prison, Additional District and Sessions Judge BP Verma directed Sen to surrender his passport as a bail condition in line with the Apex Court order and that he be released on a personal bond and surety of Rs 50,000 each. Vinny Madhu : 09372810847 Rajesh Ghatwal : 09923331872


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