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Page 1_Layout 1 9/22/2010 12:17 AM Page 1 O HERALD O Visit us at: The Voice of Goa — Since 1900 panjim, Wednesday, september 22, 2010 World: Hilton pleads guilty to cocaine possession Pg 11 Business: SENSEX SCALES 20K Foreign investors fuel rally Pg 12 priCe rs. 3.00 (air surcharge rs 2.00) pages 18 Sports: Anderson poses nude Pg 18 for gay magazine CWG bridge collapses PTI NEW DELHI, SEPT 21 Central team visits J&K migrant camps Differences cropped up in the all-party delegation over parleys with separatists with BJP distancing itself from it even as national leaders visited Jammu to hear views of migrant groups of the region and understand the plight of displaced pandits. – (PTI) Govt seeks to hijack Goa’s heritage PRAJAL SAKHARDANDE PANJIM, SEPT 21 The heritage of our beautiful State is in deep peril. The Goa Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2010 has placed the 51-odd heritage sites and monuments under the purview of the Goa State Archaeology Dept in a highly vulnerable situation. The Amendment of Section 2 of the existing Goa, Daman and Diu Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, which was passed in 1978 by the Shashikala Kakodkar-led Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Pa r t y (MGP) (Continued on page 2) Under attack over preparations and cleanliness, Government today faced further embarrassment when an under-construction foot over-bridge collapsed injuring 27 people outside the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, the main venue for the mega event. The collapse of the 95-metre long hanging bridge was the second such incident since yesterday when a canopy erected at the stadium fell, injuring an Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police and another policeman. The bridge, which was intended to be a showpiece and connect the parking lot of the stadium with other side of the street in Lodhi Road area in South Delhi, caved in at around 3.10 pm when construction ‘Venue filthy, unlivable’ PTI NEW DELHI, SEPT 21 Barely 12 days to go for the Commonwealth Games, the organisers came under scathing attack from their international bosses who called the Athletes’ Village “filthy and unlivable” and bluntly told them to sort out the mess within 24 hours. Embarrassed organisers, Scene at the collapse of an under construction pedestran bridge, in New Delhi on Tuesday. work was underway. Twenty-seven labourers were injured, five of them seriously, in the incident that occurred outside the stadium where the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games would be held. The bridge was being built along with another over-bridge at the cost of Rs 10.5 crore by Chandigarh-based company PNR Infra, Delhi Government sources Dead end for forensic lab? SURAJ NANDREKAR PANJIM, SEPT 21 The Central Government has turned down the Goa Police’s proposal to start the forensic laboratory on public private partnership mode. The forensic laboratory was meant to expedite police investigations in the State, but this ambitious Rs 2 crore project set up in Verna four years ago has virtually been abandoned. Inaugurated on February 22, 2008, the Forensic Science Laboratory is in a deplorable condition. Unable to start or manage the project on their own, the Goa Inspector General of Police Sundari Nanda had proposed to start the laboratory on PPP mode which did not find any favour with the Central Home Ministry. The Centre observed that the forensic laboratory deals with sensitive investigations and handing it over to any private Dr S N Murthy, who was especially roped in by the Goa Police as consultant for the forensic laboratory has resigned and returned to Andhra Pradesh over the Government’s failure to renew his contract on time. party could prove dangerous, sources in the State Government told Herald. “Goa Police had selected Truth Laboratories, a non-governmental organization”, sources told Herald. Inquiries revealed that Truth Labs provides legally valid expert services by accredited experts to individuals and institutions directly without the need to come through the Police or Courts. The sources said that the starting of the laboratory will be a big advantage to the Goa Police as it will save time and money and will also help in analyzing and producing evidence (Continued on page 2) (Continued on page 2) Consultant quits HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, SEPT 21 (Continued on page 2) told PTI. The firm has been blacklisted, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said as she ordered a probe by a two-member committee which will file its report within a fortnight. Yeddy drops 3, to induct 6 ministers PTI BANGALORE, SEPT 21 Setting the stage for tomorrow’s expansion and reshuffle of his ministry, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today sacked three ministers, ignoring suicide threat by one of them. In the much-awaited reshuffle, Yeddyurappa would induct six ministers, going ahead with his resolve to restructure the 28-month old BJP Ministry, the first ever in the south. Ministers Goolihatti Shekar, Shivanagouda Naik and Aravind Limbavali were shown the door by Yeddyurappa. Casinos game to withdraw plea HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, SEPT 21 Casino operators today expressed their willingness to withdraw the petition filed before Bombay High Court at Goa contesting State Cabinet’s earlier decision to shift them to the Aguada Bay. The lawyers representing casino operators told the High Court Bench that they will make up their mind on the issue only after getting a copy of Cabinet decision, which was taken last week. The Division Bench gave the liberty to withdraw the petitions, whoever wants to do it. “Whoever wants to continue with the petition, they can do it”, said the Bench comprising Justice D G Karnik and Justice F M Reis. The court has given the casino operators time till tomorrow to make up their mind or else hearing on the petition would continue from Monday. Atmaram Nadkarni, representing one of the casinos requested the Court to grant another day, as the Company would hold a (Continued on page 2) ON PAGE 3 l Opposition to off-shore casinos getting louder


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