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[Goanet] 11 APR 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-11 04:00:28 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 11, 2003

2 TEACHERS UNDER CLOUD IN PAPERS 'LEAK': The Goa police have taken into
custody two teachers, Eknath Mahale and RK Patel of Vasco in connection
with the leaked Maths and Geography papers for the SSCE Board exam.
Meanwhile, students, parents and authorities were in for a rude shock when
yesterday's Secondary School Certificate Geography paper turned out to be
the same as one of the leaked papers. (GT)

NO RE-EXAM: Leakage of papers during the SSC Examination, conducted by the
Goa Board, is unlikely to lead to a re-examination, according to Chief
Minister, Manohar Parrikar. Mr Parrikar said the paper leakage was only
"partial" and as such, the government was not in favour of the Board
holding re-examinations for the whole lot of 18,000-odd students. He said
that a meeting is being convened to consider various options, including
holding "limited" re-examination in the papers that have leaked. (H)

POOR STANDARD OF TEXT BOOKS: For a change, the new text books prescribed
for Classes VIII and IX in Goa which are published by the Maharashtra
Board, have arrived early. However, even as all the subject text books are
available in the market, it has generated an informal academic debate among
high school teachers on the standard of the subject matter compared to that
in the now discarded NCERT books which hitherto the schools had been
following in the State. (H)

SURVEY OF SALIGAO GROUND WATER: Commencing with Saligao, which is one of
the most-stressed locality vis-a-vis ground water depletion, the government
will conduct a survey to gather its own data in a bid to declare it as a
scheduled area. Water Resources minister Felipe Neri Rodrigues informed the
Goa Assembly during Question Hour that the police had been duly informed to
stop illegal water extraction. Replying to NCP MLA Dr Wilfred de Souza's
question, he denied that wells in Saligao had gone dry but admitted that
the water table had receded. (GT)

HARSH PENALTY FOR MATKA GAMBLERS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar
yesterday informed the State assembly that the government would amend the
Goa Gambling Act to incorporate stringent penalty provision in the current
assembly session to deal with matka menace. (NT)

SARS: FALSE ALARM: Prashant Varde, a Goan citizen, who had visited Hong
Kong port and Singapore last month, has been admitted to the GMC, Bambolim,
but it is not a case related to the dreaded Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome. The patient has high fever but no cough and none of the symptoms
related to SARS, according to the diagnosis. The incubation period had also
passed. (GT)

PRECAUTION AGAINST RABIES: The Health Minister, Dr Suresh Amonkar, made a
statement during Zero Hour that the government would take necessary
precautions to transfer the patients suffering from rabies to the isolation
unit of the ID Hospital, at Ponda. Earlier, Mr Francisco Sardinha, who
initiated a discussion on the issue, strongly objected to the decision of
the GMC doctors, to send back a rabies patient from Macazana village, in
Curtorim constituency, to his native village, after being admitted to the
hospital. (NT)

"INDUSTRIES FLOURISHED
": Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro claimed that
industries flourished in Goa during his tenure and lashed at the present
state government for failing to set up more industries in the State. The
former Industries minister said that the promotion of industries during the
Congress rule was an eloquent testimony of progress and welfare of the
state and were living monuments for posterity. (GT)

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS: The state government's revenue ministry yesterday
categorically stated that it would not want to encourage regularization of
illegal constructions on government land as it has already been attempting
to demolish the existing illegal constructions on government land. (H)

TIME FRAME FOR TENANCY CASES: The Minister for Revenue, Mr Pandurang
Madkaikar, announced that the government is considering fixing a time frame
for disposal of pending mundkar and tenancy cases, in the court of
Mamlatdar/joint Mamlatdar, at Bicholim, and assured that the decision would
be taken after reviewing the pending cases. (NT)

LOOKING UP TO
: The foremost problem being faced by Goa is about
conservation of rain water. The state receives an annual rainfall ranging
from 100 inches along the coastline to 200 inches deep into the areas
situated near the foothills of the Western Ghats. Yet, we have a phenomenon
under which water resources start drying up by March-end. Water scarcity
stares in the face of this tourist paradise during summer. It is true that
the land is lateritic and porous, which means that the water is drained
away to rivers, which finally empty into the Arabian sea. Or, is it that
the water table is going down? (Sharad Karkhanis in GT)

MAHITI GHARS: In a few months' time "mahiti ghars" in every taluka would
speedily make available plans pertaining to land records and settlement and
computerization of the department would further simplify its functioning,
assured Minister for Revenue Pandurang Madkaikar. (H)

TIVIM CIVIC FORUM MEET: The Tivim Civic and Consumer Forum will have its
monthly general meeting of consumers on April 12 at 4.30 pm at St Anne's
High School. Among the issues to be discussed are haphazard digging of
roads by government agencies for laying pipelines, electric poles,
telephone cables, which have become accident prone. Frequent power shut
down for long hours without notifying the public in advance, electricity
duty charges, new water tank, etc. (H)

BSNL CUTS LONG DISTANCE CHARGES: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd will charge
50 per cent less for intra-circle long distance called at Rs.2.40 per
minute from May one, while rentals will remain untouched both in rural and
urban areas. (UNI report in NT)

HATCH TOWERS AT RIVER-MOUTHS: In the wake of recent fears that Goa's
coastline is being used to smuggle terrorist weapons into the country, the
Goa police is gearing up to effectively patrol coastal areas. According to
police sources, plans are on the anvil to set up hatch towers at
river-months and other strategic areas along the coast. (GT)

S P O R T S

CHURCHILL WIN: Churchill Bros Sports Club huffed and puffed their way to a
1-0 win over Tollygunge Agragami, Kolkata, in a Oil PSU National Football
league match at Fatorda. (H)

D E A T H S
10 Apr: Goa Velha: RITA D'SOUZA, wife of late Anton Marian, mother of
Michael/Andrez, Josepha/Salvador, Remedian/Xavier, Julia/late Jaime,
Leena/Viterbio.
09 Apr: Salvador do Mundo: REGINALDO DV MASCARENHAS, husband of
Assumptinha Tereza, father of Xavier/Philomena, Eusebio/Audrey,
Precy/Anthony, Sally/Ernst and Vianney/Mathilda.
10 Apr: Chorao: CARMITA PACHECO, wife of Santan, mother of Anthony/Ivy,
Matildes/Fernando, late Cyril and Elvis.
10 Apr: Patnem-Canacona: FRANCISCO JOSE CARVALHO, husband of late
Florina, father of Fenny/Raymond, Felcy/Harshad, Flory/Francisco,
Zacarias/Alwyna, Fredrick.
10 Apr: Parra: UBALDO DIOGO S MASCARENHAS, husband of Rosy, father of
Cleophas, Salvador, Cecilia/Bernard D'Souza.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.0 deg C (84.2 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A warm morning.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-11 04:00:28 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 11, 2003

2 TEACHERS UNDER CLOUD IN PAPERS 'LEAK': The Goa police have taken into
custody two teachers, Eknath Mahale and RK Patel of Vasco in connection
with the leaked Maths and Geography papers for the SSCE Board exam.
Meanwhile, students, parents and authorities were in for a rude shock when
yesterday's Secondary School Certificate Geography paper turned out to be
the same as one of the leaked papers. (GT)

NO RE-EXAM: Leakage of papers during the SSC Examination, conducted by the
Goa Board, is unlikely to lead to a re-examination, according to Chief
Minister, Manohar Parrikar. Mr Parrikar said the paper leakage was only
"partial" and as such, the government was not in favour of the Board
holding re-examinations for the whole lot of 18,000-odd students. He said
that a meeting is being convened to consider various options, including
holding "limited" re-examination in the papers that have leaked. (H)

POOR STANDARD OF TEXT BOOKS: For a change, the new text books prescribed
for Classes VIII and IX in Goa which are published by the Maharashtra
Board, have arrived early. However, even as all the subject text books are
available in the market, it has generated an informal academic debate among
high school teachers on the standard of the subject matter compared to that
in the now discarded NCERT books which hitherto the schools had been
following in the State. (H)

SURVEY OF SALIGAO GROUND WATER: Commencing with Saligao, which is one of
the most-stressed locality vis-a-vis ground water depletion, the government
will conduct a survey to gather its own data in a bid to declare it as a
scheduled area. Water Resources minister Felipe Neri Rodrigues informed the
Goa Assembly during Question Hour that the police had been duly informed to
stop illegal water extraction. Replying to NCP MLA Dr Wilfred de Souza's
question, he denied that wells in Saligao had gone dry but admitted that
the water table had receded. (GT)

HARSH PENALTY FOR MATKA GAMBLERS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar
yesterday informed the State assembly that the government would amend the
Goa Gambling Act to incorporate stringent penalty provision in the current
assembly session to deal with matka menace. (NT)

SARS: FALSE ALARM: Prashant Varde, a Goan citizen, who had visited Hong
Kong port and Singapore last month, has been admitted to the GMC, Bambolim,
but it is not a case related to the dreaded Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome. The patient has high fever but no cough and none of the symptoms
related to SARS, according to the diagnosis. The incubation period had also
passed. (GT)

PRECAUTION AGAINST RABIES: The Health Minister, Dr Suresh Amonkar, made a
statement during Zero Hour that the government would take necessary
precautions to transfer the patients suffering from rabies to the isolation
unit of the ID Hospital, at Ponda. Earlier, Mr Francisco Sardinha, who
initiated a discussion on the issue, strongly objected to the decision of
the GMC doctors, to send back a rabies patient from Macazana village, in
Curtorim constituency, to his native village, after being admitted to the
hospital. (NT)

"INDUSTRIES FLOURISHED
": Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro claimed that
industries flourished in Goa during his tenure and lashed at the present
state government for failing to set up more industries in the State. The
former Industries minister said that the promotion of industries during the
Congress rule was an eloquent testimony of progress and welfare of the
state and were living monuments for posterity. (GT)

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS: The state government's revenue ministry yesterday
categorically stated that it would not want to encourage regularization of
illegal constructions on government land as it has already been attempting
to demolish the existing illegal constructions on government land. (H)

TIME FRAME FOR TENANCY CASES: The Minister for Revenue, Mr Pandurang
Madkaikar, announced that the government is considering fixing a time frame
for disposal of pending mundkar and tenancy cases, in the court of
Mamlatdar/joint Mamlatdar, at Bicholim, and assured that the decision would
be taken after reviewing the pending cases. (NT)

LOOKING UP TO
: The foremost problem being faced by Goa is about
conservation of rain water. The state receives an annual rainfall ranging
from 100 inches along the coastline to 200 inches deep into the areas
situated near the foothills of the Western Ghats. Yet, we have a phenomenon
under which water resources start drying up by March-end. Water scarcity
stares in the face of this tourist paradise during summer. It is true that
the land is lateritic and porous, which means that the water is drained
away to rivers, which finally empty into the Arabian sea. Or, is it that
the water table is going down? (Sharad Karkhanis in GT)

MAHITI GHARS: In a few months' time "mahiti ghars" in every taluka would
speedily make available plans pertaining to land records and settlement and
computerization of the department would further simplify its functioning,
assured Minister for Revenue Pandurang Madkaikar. (H)

TIVIM CIVIC FORUM MEET: The Tivim Civic and Consumer Forum will have its
monthly general meeting of consumers on April 12 at 4.30 pm at St Anne's
High School. Among the issues to be discussed are haphazard digging of
roads by government agencies for laying pipelines, electric poles,
telephone cables, which have become accident prone. Frequent power shut
down for long hours without notifying the public in advance, electricity
duty charges, new water tank, etc. (H)

BSNL CUTS LONG DISTANCE CHARGES: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd will charge
50 per cent less for intra-circle long distance called at Rs.2.40 per
minute from May one, while rentals will remain untouched both in rural and
urban areas. (UNI report in NT)

HATCH TOWERS AT RIVER-MOUTHS: In the wake of recent fears that Goa's
coastline is being used to smuggle terrorist weapons into the country, the
Goa police is gearing up to effectively patrol coastal areas. According to
police sources, plans are on the anvil to set up hatch towers at
river-months and other strategic areas along the coast. (GT)

S P O R T S

CHURCHILL WIN: Churchill Bros Sports Club huffed and puffed their way to a
1-0 win over Tollygunge Agragami, Kolkata, in a Oil PSU National Football
league match at Fatorda. (H)

D E A T H S
10 Apr: Goa Velha: RITA D'SOUZA, wife of late Anton Marian, mother of
Michael/Andrez, Josepha/Salvador, Remedian/Xavier, Julia/late Jaime,
Leena/Viterbio.
09 Apr: Salvador do Mundo: REGINALDO DV MASCARENHAS, husband of
Assumptinha Tereza, father of Xavier/Philomena, Eusebio/Audrey,
Precy/Anthony, Sally/Ernst and Vianney/Mathilda.
10 Apr: Chorao: CARMITA PACHECO, wife of Santan, mother of Anthony/Ivy,
Matildes/Fernando, late Cyril and Elvis.
10 Apr: Patnem-Canacona: FRANCISCO JOSE CARVALHO, husband of late
Florina, father of Fenny/Raymond, Felcy/Harshad, Flory/Francisco,
Zacarias/Alwyna, Fredrick.
10 Apr: Parra: UBALDO DIOGO S MASCARENHAS, husband of Rosy, father of
Cleophas, Salvador, Cecilia/Bernard D'Souza.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.0 deg C (84.2 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A warm morning.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-11 04:00:28 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 11, 2003

2 TEACHERS UNDER CLOUD IN PAPERS 'LEAK': The Goa police have taken into
custody two teachers, Eknath Mahale and RK Patel of Vasco in connection
with the leaked Maths and Geography papers for the SSCE Board exam.
Meanwhile, students, parents and authorities were in for a rude shock when
yesterday's Secondary School Certificate Geography paper turned out to be
the same as one of the leaked papers. (GT)

NO RE-EXAM: Leakage of papers during the SSC Examination, conducted by the
Goa Board, is unlikely to lead to a re-examination, according to Chief
Minister, Manohar Parrikar. Mr Parrikar said the paper leakage was only
"partial" and as such, the government was not in favour of the Board
holding re-examinations for the whole lot of 18,000-odd students. He said
that a meeting is being convened to consider various options, including
holding "limited" re-examination in the papers that have leaked. (H)

POOR STANDARD OF TEXT BOOKS: For a change, the new text books prescribed
for Classes VIII and IX in Goa which are published by the Maharashtra
Board, have arrived early. However, even as all the subject text books are
available in the market, it has generated an informal academic debate among
high school teachers on the standard of the subject matter compared to that
in the now discarded NCERT books which hitherto the schools had been
following in the State. (H)

SURVEY OF SALIGAO GROUND WATER: Commencing with Saligao, which is one of
the most-stressed locality vis-a-vis ground water depletion, the government
will conduct a survey to gather its own data in a bid to declare it as a
scheduled area. Water Resources minister Felipe Neri Rodrigues informed the
Goa Assembly during Question Hour that the police had been duly informed to
stop illegal water extraction. Replying to NCP MLA Dr Wilfred de Souza's
question, he denied that wells in Saligao had gone dry but admitted that
the water table had receded. (GT)

HARSH PENALTY FOR MATKA GAMBLERS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar
yesterday informed the State assembly that the government would amend the
Goa Gambling Act to incorporate stringent penalty provision in the current
assembly session to deal with matka menace. (NT)

SARS: FALSE ALARM: Prashant Varde, a Goan citizen, who had visited Hong
Kong port and Singapore last month, has been admitted to the GMC, Bambolim,
but it is not a case related to the dreaded Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome. The patient has high fever but no cough and none of the symptoms
related to SARS, according to the diagnosis. The incubation period had also
passed. (GT)

PRECAUTION AGAINST RABIES: The Health Minister, Dr Suresh Amonkar, made a
statement during Zero Hour that the government would take necessary
precautions to transfer the patients suffering from rabies to the isolation
unit of the ID Hospital, at Ponda. Earlier, Mr Francisco Sardinha, who
initiated a discussion on the issue, strongly objected to the decision of
the GMC doctors, to send back a rabies patient from Macazana village, in
Curtorim constituency, to his native village, after being admitted to the
hospital. (NT)

"INDUSTRIES FLOURISHED
": Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro claimed that
industries flourished in Goa during his tenure and lashed at the present
state government for failing to set up more industries in the State. The
former Industries minister said that the promotion of industries during the
Congress rule was an eloquent testimony of progress and welfare of the
state and were living monuments for posterity. (GT)

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS: The state government's revenue ministry yesterday
categorically stated that it would not want to encourage regularization of
illegal constructions on government land as it has already been attempting
to demolish the existing illegal constructions on government land. (H)

TIME FRAME FOR TENANCY CASES: The Minister for Revenue, Mr Pandurang
Madkaikar, announced that the government is considering fixing a time frame
for disposal of pending mundkar and tenancy cases, in the court of
Mamlatdar/joint Mamlatdar, at Bicholim, and assured that the decision would
be taken after reviewing the pending cases. (NT)

LOOKING UP TO
: The foremost problem being faced by Goa is about
conservation of rain water. The state receives an annual rainfall ranging
from 100 inches along the coastline to 200 inches deep into the areas
situated near the foothills of the Western Ghats. Yet, we have a phenomenon
under which water resources start drying up by March-end. Water scarcity
stares in the face of this tourist paradise during summer. It is true that
the land is lateritic and porous, which means that the water is drained
away to rivers, which finally empty into the Arabian sea. Or, is it that
the water table is going down? (Sharad Karkhanis in GT)

MAHITI GHARS: In a few months' time "mahiti ghars" in every taluka would
speedily make available plans pertaining to land records and settlement and
computerization of the department would further simplify its functioning,
assured Minister for Revenue Pandurang Madkaikar. (H)

TIVIM CIVIC FORUM MEET: The Tivim Civic and Consumer Forum will have its
monthly general meeting of consumers on April 12 at 4.30 pm at St Anne's
High School. Among the issues to be discussed are haphazard digging of
roads by government agencies for laying pipelines, electric poles,
telephone cables, which have become accident prone. Frequent power shut
down for long hours without notifying the public in advance, electricity
duty charges, new water tank, etc. (H)

BSNL CUTS LONG DISTANCE CHARGES: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd will charge
50 per cent less for intra-circle long distance called at Rs.2.40 per
minute from May one, while rentals will remain untouched both in rural and
urban areas. (UNI report in NT)

HATCH TOWERS AT RIVER-MOUTHS: In the wake of recent fears that Goa's
coastline is being used to smuggle terrorist weapons into the country, the
Goa police is gearing up to effectively patrol coastal areas. According to
police sources, plans are on the anvil to set up hatch towers at
river-months and other strategic areas along the coast. (GT)

S P O R T S

CHURCHILL WIN: Churchill Bros Sports Club huffed and puffed their way to a
1-0 win over Tollygunge Agragami, Kolkata, in a Oil PSU National Football
league match at Fatorda. (H)

D E A T H S
10 Apr: Goa Velha: RITA D'SOUZA, wife of late Anton Marian, mother of
Michael/Andrez, Josepha/Salvador, Remedian/Xavier, Julia/late Jaime,
Leena/Viterbio.
09 Apr: Salvador do Mundo: REGINALDO DV MASCARENHAS, husband of
Assumptinha Tereza, father of Xavier/Philomena, Eusebio/Audrey,
Precy/Anthony, Sally/Ernst and Vianney/Mathilda.
10 Apr: Chorao: CARMITA PACHECO, wife of Santan, mother of Anthony/Ivy,
Matildes/Fernando, late Cyril and Elvis.
10 Apr: Patnem-Canacona: FRANCISCO JOSE CARVALHO, husband of late
Florina, father of Fenny/Raymond, Felcy/Harshad, Flory/Francisco,
Zacarias/Alwyna, Fredrick.
10 Apr: Parra: UBALDO DIOGO S MASCARENHAS, husband of Rosy, father of
Cleophas, Salvador, Cecilia/Bernard D'Souza.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.0 deg C (84.2 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A warm morning.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-11 04:00:28 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 11, 2003

2 TEACHERS UNDER CLOUD IN PAPERS 'LEAK': The Goa police have taken into
custody two teachers, Eknath Mahale and RK Patel of Vasco in connection
with the leaked Maths and Geography papers for the SSCE Board exam.
Meanwhile, students, parents and authorities were in for a rude shock when
yesterday's Secondary School Certificate Geography paper turned out to be
the same as one of the leaked papers. (GT)

NO RE-EXAM: Leakage of papers during the SSC Examination, conducted by the
Goa Board, is unlikely to lead to a re-examination, according to Chief
Minister, Manohar Parrikar. Mr Parrikar said the paper leakage was only
"partial" and as such, the government was not in favour of the Board
holding re-examinations for the whole lot of 18,000-odd students. He said
that a meeting is being convened to consider various options, including
holding "limited" re-examination in the papers that have leaked. (H)

POOR STANDARD OF TEXT BOOKS: For a change, the new text books prescribed
for Classes VIII and IX in Goa which are published by the Maharashtra
Board, have arrived early. However, even as all the subject text books are
available in the market, it has generated an informal academic debate among
high school teachers on the standard of the subject matter compared to that
in the now discarded NCERT books which hitherto the schools had been
following in the State. (H)

SURVEY OF SALIGAO GROUND WATER: Commencing with Saligao, which is one of
the most-stressed locality vis-a-vis ground water depletion, the government
will conduct a survey to gather its own data in a bid to declare it as a
scheduled area. Water Resources minister Felipe Neri Rodrigues informed the
Goa Assembly during Question Hour that the police had been duly informed to
stop illegal water extraction. Replying to NCP MLA Dr Wilfred de Souza's
question, he denied that wells in Saligao had gone dry but admitted that
the water table had receded. (GT)

HARSH PENALTY FOR MATKA GAMBLERS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar
yesterday informed the State assembly that the government would amend the
Goa Gambling Act to incorporate stringent penalty provision in the current
assembly session to deal with matka menace. (NT)

SARS: FALSE ALARM: Prashant Varde, a Goan citizen, who had visited Hong
Kong port and Singapore last month, has been admitted to the GMC, Bambolim,
but it is not a case related to the dreaded Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome. The patient has high fever but no cough and none of the symptoms
related to SARS, according to the diagnosis. The incubation period had also
passed. (GT)

PRECAUTION AGAINST RABIES: The Health Minister, Dr Suresh Amonkar, made a
statement during Zero Hour that the government would take necessary
precautions to transfer the patients suffering from rabies to the isolation
unit of the ID Hospital, at Ponda. Earlier, Mr Francisco Sardinha, who
initiated a discussion on the issue, strongly objected to the decision of
the GMC doctors, to send back a rabies patient from Macazana village, in
Curtorim constituency, to his native village, after being admitted to the
hospital. (NT)

"INDUSTRIES FLOURISHED
": Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro claimed that
industries flourished in Goa during his tenure and lashed at the present
state government for failing to set up more industries in the State. The
former Industries minister said that the promotion of industries during the
Congress rule was an eloquent testimony of progress and welfare of the
state and were living monuments for posterity. (GT)

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS: The state government's revenue ministry yesterday
categorically stated that it would not want to encourage regularization of
illegal constructions on government land as it has already been attempting
to demolish the existing illegal constructions on government land. (H)

TIME FRAME FOR TENANCY CASES: The Minister for Revenue, Mr Pandurang
Madkaikar, announced that the government is considering fixing a time frame
for disposal of pending mundkar and tenancy cases, in the court of
Mamlatdar/joint Mamlatdar, at Bicholim, and assured that the decision would
be taken after reviewing the pending cases. (NT)

LOOKING UP