The Margao police on Tuesday arrested Basu Shankar Marathe, a native of Dandeli-Karnataka, on charges of snatching a mangalsutra of a woman at Calconda, Navelim, on Monday. Acting on the complaint lodged by the victim, Jaimun Shaikh, the police arrested the accused and recovered the stolen mangalsutra from him.
Six minors found begging in Calangute rescued: The Calangute police, in association with SCAN, an NGO, and volunteers of El Shaddai, on Tuesday evening rescued six minor children who were found begging. The children have been lodged in Apna Ghar, Merces. "We have been receiving complaints from members of the public about children begging and neglected by their parents in Calangute," said Calangute PI Nolasco Raposo.
'Sharad Ratna' award for Vishnu Wagh: St Andre MLA and Kala Academy chairman Vishnu Wagh in among the 12 recipients of the 'Sharad Ratna' award instituted by Sharad Gaurav Pratisthan, a socio-cultural organization from Mumbai. Wagh will receive the award at a ceremony to be held at Ravindra Natyamandir, Prabhadevi-Dadar in Mumbai. Union minister Prafulla Patel will be the chief guest, while Maharashtra PWD minister Chagan Bhujpal will preside. Among the other recipients of the award are film actors Jackie Shroff and Mrinal Kulkarni, bhajan exponent Anoop Jalota, poet Mangesh Padgaonkar and ex-cricketer Bapu Nadkarni. [TOI]