The city police on Thursday night arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly breaking into homes at night in his underwear and staring at women and occasionally stealing cash, in an apartment complex on the outskirts of the city. The accused, Tulsidas Shirodkar, resident of Taleigao near here, was taken to Panaji Town police station, after residents of Adwalpalkar Horizon collectively complained to the police. “The accused has been booked under Sections 457 (trespass), 380 (theft), 354(c) (voyeurism) on Friday,” a police spokesperson said. “In three cases, complainants have said that money was also missing from the house, so we have booked him for theft,” he added.In the complaint, some residents, whose homes had been broken into, alleged that Mr. Shirodkar was in his underwear with oil smeared on his body.“I woke up once and saw him staring at me. I shouted in alarm, but he had disappeared before someone could arrive,” a woman said. Another victim said that he was lying next to her and her relative when they were sleeping on the bed. “I felt something next to me and shouted when I felt it was another person. But at that time I thought it was a dream because when I put on the light nobody was there,” the woman said.The police have activated a cluster approach dialogue with residents of various housing complexes in North Goa and housing societies and residents have been advised to streamline their security systems, strictly implement tenant verification systems and network with police personnel of the nearest station.
Asked about his views about cricket under lights with Asked about his views about cricket under lights with pink ball, Laxman said, “Its a work in progress, especially in India where dew is a big factor. Also the ball they used in the Duleep Trophy was a different one to what they used in the New Zealand-Australia Test match in Adelaide. “It is more about not losing the hardness and the shine because in India the wickets will not have that much of grass cover, even though the grounds are lush green and well-maintained. “A lot of effort and time will go in making sure that the ball is right because any match should not be dictated by ball. They are trying to make sure that the seam is thicker compared to the match played in Adelaide,” he added. Asked why Indians are averse to DRS, he said, “I am not convinced with the hawk-eye especially for the LBW decision. I am not convinced with that technology as yet. “Because of that, BCCI too has got some kind of (objection) and is not allowing to execute it in a series where India is involved. There is a fixed mindset that everyone is thinking that BCCI is intentionally not taking the DRS, but I feel the technology should be fool-proof,” he explained. The 41-year-old former cricketer also recalled the contribution made by ex-national coach John Wright, who was the first foreign coach to be appointed by the BCCI. “Within the team the growing urge to become more competitive overseas came with the arrival of, in our coaching set up, John Wright, the first overseas coach of a national side. John was laid-back, but was also very demanding. “He believed we had what he felt in terms of talent, mental fortitude, temperament and resolve to be a strong force outside our shores,” he remarked. PTI NRB SSR SSC SSC RDSadvertisement
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has announced that England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been named the NSPCC’s first ever Ambassador for Childhood.Wayne will help lead their fight for every childhood by supporting their campaigns – like The Underwear Rule – and the services they run across the UK. As a husband and dad of 2 (soon to be 3), he has a strong belief and passion about the work we do with families:“This is a really proud day for me,” he said. “Being named as the NSPCC’s first ever Ambassador for Childhood is totally special – and a responsibility I take very seriously.“As professional footballers, we are maybe seen as living in a bit of a bubble, playing, travelling and doing Press conferences all year round. It’s important to realise, like loads of players do, that there’s a whole other world going on away from football.“Too often things aren’t great out there. Sometimes, sadly for thousands of children, they’re really bad. It’s brilliant that there’s an organisation like the NSPCC that can step in and help change lives.“I visited the NSPCC’s Manchester Service Centre and I was humbled by what I saw and heard – amazing stories of the children and families they help. I met so many passionate people including volunteers who regularly give up precious time to help children in desperate need of help.“As a Dad of two young boys and the son of loving and supportive parents, I want to help children stay safe. I hope that knowing I’m supporting the NSPCC will help give abused youngsters the confidence and courage to seek the help they deserve.“Winning trophies is important to any footballer. But so is the opportunity of using the fame that comes with it to help others and especially the children who are our future. Hopefully working with the NSPCC will mean being part of another winning team.”