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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
08 March 2004

GOACOM'S Daily VIDEO Newscast: www.goacom.com/news
Goacom News Clippings: www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": www.goacom.com/goanow

ASHA'S ADVICE TO WOMEN: Legendary playback singer Asha Bhonsle says, "Though
a lot will be said and written on Women's Day, their condition will remain
the same once the day is gone." "For conditions to change it is necessary to
change ourselves," she told women, in an exclusive interview to the Sakal
Group of Publications. (GT)

MINOR GANG-RAPED, MURDERED AT BETUL: Gloom descended on the fishing hub of
Betul on March 7 afternoon after miscreants gang-raped a 10-year-old girl
before strangulating her to death. Cuncolim police in a swift action
arrested three of the alleged accused for rape and the cold-blooded murder.
The gruesome incident occurred between 1.15 pm and 1.30 pm when the victim's
father had gone out to neighbouring Cutbona jetty to procure their lunch
packet. (H)

GIRL KILLED; MUM, DAD INJURED: An eight-year-old girl, Nelisa D'Souza of
Mapusa, was killed and two others were injured, one of them seriously when
the motorcycle on which they were traveling collided against a roadside
compound wall and went off the road at Panaji on March 7. Nelisa's father,
Jerome, who was riding a Hero Honda Splendor, lost control over the bike and
collided against a railing and went off the road, hitting an electricity
pole, near the SBI, Mandovi branch. He has been admitted at the Goa Medical
College Hospital for treatment. (GT)

SCOOTERIST DIES: Sagar Chodankar, a 43-year-old resident of Mala, Panaji,
died on the spot after being hit from behind and run over by a Kadamba
Transport Corporation bus. Sagar, brother of police inspector Sandesh
Chodankar, was proceeding from Panaji to Vasco on his scooter when the
accident occurred on the Zuari bridge. (GT)

QUEPEM MAN ARRESTED: Quepem police yesterday arrested one Santan Vaz aged 30
resident of Cotami, Quepem, for assaulting one Gulesino Menezes with a
"coita". (NT)

TELEPHONE CALLS GOT 'EM: The breakthrough in the detection of kidnapping and
murder case of Supriya Lotlikar came after the police laid its hands on the
detailed calls made by the accused to Rajeshree Tarikar on 26 February. As
many as 20 to 25 calls were made between the accused Dipesh Raikar and
Tarikar on 26 February. Some of the calls recorded were between 1 to 4 am.
Incidentally, the same afternoon the accused has smothered Supriya and had
dinner at the residence of Tarikar. (GT)

REVERTING TELECOM RATES IN COLVALE: Union Minister of State for Finance,
Shripad Naik has assured the Colvale villagers that the enhanced telecom
rates will be reverted back, once a re-survey of population census is
completed and added that the excess payments made by the telecom subscribers
in this area will also be refunded. (H)

COLOUR, FUN, FROLIC MARK PONDA HOLI: Holi, the festival of colours was
celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in Ponda. Ponda Kala and
Krida Mandal comprising of a large group of revelers moved around the city
sprinkling "Gulal" and coloured water on enthusiastic participants welcoming
the festival. (GT)

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN: The Navelim Civic and Consumer Forum has urged the
State government to prepare a disaster management plan in view of the
accidents occurring in the residential areas situated along the National
Highway. (GT)

SORE OVER IRON ORE: Blocked roads, layers of mud accumulated everywhere,
mining rejects spilled at some places along the roads, dust filled benches
in schools, two-wheeler riders facing hell of a time negotiating the
stretch. These are a part of the daily routine for residents of the mining
belt. With a growing demand for iron ore pouring in from China, a spiraling
demand to ferry this product has resulted in more trucks plying on the
Usgao-Pale stretch. The highway remains blocked for a better part of the
day. What has affected residents the most is the intolerable dust pollution
caused by the relentless traffic. (GT)

FOUNDATION FOR 2-LANE BRIDGE: The foundation for a 22.5 metre long two-lane
bridge at Ribandar-Patto will be laid next week, with work order being
issued to Venkat Rao and Company. The present bridge will be about 5 metres
away from the existing small culvert, which has become weak over the years.
A time limit of six months has been set to complete the construction
estimated to cost Rs.2.6 crore. (GT)

SPARKS FLY AT MERCES GRAM SABHA: The special gram sabha of the Merces
panchayat was adjourned on 7 March after villagers strongly protested that
the panchayat was attempting to present and pass the budget in a hurried
manner. The meeting will now be held at 10.30 am on 14 March. (GT)

GOA'S WOMEN: Given Goa's supposedly better position, compared to other
Indian states at least, there's a lot of confusion over understanding the
actual status of women here. Of course, Goa's women don't face the
atrocities seen in less-enlightened parts. On the other hand, women's groups
continuously point out that the woes of Goa's women are just misunderstood
or swept under the carpet. (Edit in Herald)

MARGAO'S PEOPLE-FRIENDLY POSITION: Margao is known as the commercial and
cultural capital of Goa. The idea of its wealth could be gained by the fact
that it ranked 52nd among 2,500 towns in India in terms of total bank
deposits in 2002. The town is a perfect example of communal harmony and has
been a leader in social and political reforms movements in the Goan history.
The late Anant Narsinha Naik still remains as the most remembered, active,
dynamic and influential post-liberation political personality from Margao.
(Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

TALENTS ON DISPLAY: Galeria Cidade is hosting an exhibition of works of
selected Goan artists. Out of the eleven invited artists, few have had their
individual shows in the past few months and as such a couple of the works
are re-exhibited. This exhibition is primarily put up to break the monotony
of one-man shows and also acts as a platform to showcase the varied talent
flowering amidst us. (Naguesh R Sardessai in NT)

"TOUCHED BY THE TOE": An English novel penned by Alexandre Moniz Barbosa,
Assistant Editor of monthly "Goa Today", will be released at the hands of
Rajya Sabha MP Eduardo Faleiro today at 6 pm at Fundacao Oriente in Panjim.

NAVELKAR WINS SANCHAR SARATHI AWARD: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (western
telecom region) awarded the Sanchar Sarathi award to an employee, Ms Aruna D
Navelkar of Panaji. The award was presented for her outstanding contribution
and dedicated to the BSNL in 2002-03. (NT)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS SHOCK JCT: Haywards 2000 Sporting Club, Goa, yesterday shocked JCT
Mills, Phagwara, 3-1 in a 14th round encounter in the Coca-Cola National
Football League in Phagwara. (GT)

D E A T H S
29 Feb: St Jose de Areal: JOSE JOAQUIM LAZARIO D'SILVA, husband of
Nicaela, father of Bonny/Margarida, Romisco/late Sucorina, Agnelo/Brinda,
Joe, Mario.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 degC (79.9 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A misty morning in Goa today. Rain clouds appeared in the sky
yesterday.late evening. In fact, some places even experienced some raindrops
fall. The mango harvest, expected to be average this year, will be affected
by the mist and unseasonal showers.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-08 03:44:13 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
08 March 2004

GOACOM'S Daily VIDEO Newscast: www.goacom.com/news
Goacom News Clippings: www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": www.goacom.com/goanow

ASHA'S ADVICE TO WOMEN: Legendary playback singer Asha Bhonsle says, "Though
a lot will be said and written on Women's Day, their condition will remain
the same once the day is gone." "For conditions to change it is necessary to
change ourselves," she told women, in an exclusive interview to the Sakal
Group of Publications. (GT)

MINOR GANG-RAPED, MURDERED AT BETUL: Gloom descended on the fishing hub of
Betul on March 7 afternoon after miscreants gang-raped a 10-year-old girl
before strangulating her to death. Cuncolim police in a swift action
arrested three of the alleged accused for rape and the cold-blooded murder.
The gruesome incident occurred between 1.15 pm and 1.30 pm when the victim's
father had gone out to neighbouring Cutbona jetty to procure their lunch
packet. (H)

GIRL KILLED; MUM, DAD INJURED: An eight-year-old girl, Nelisa D'Souza of
Mapusa, was killed and two others were injured, one of them seriously when
the motorcycle on which they were traveling collided against a roadside
compound wall and went off the road at Panaji on March 7. Nelisa's father,
Jerome, who was riding a Hero Honda Splendor, lost control over the bike and
collided against a railing and went off the road, hitting an electricity
pole, near the SBI, Mandovi branch. He has been admitted at the Goa Medical
College Hospital for treatment. (GT)

SCOOTERIST DIES: Sagar Chodankar, a 43-year-old resident of Mala, Panaji,
died on the spot after being hit from behind and run over by a Kadamba
Transport Corporation bus. Sagar, brother of police inspector Sandesh
Chodankar, was proceeding from Panaji to Vasco on his scooter when the
accident occurred on the Zuari bridge. (GT)

QUEPEM MAN ARRESTED: Quepem police yesterday arrested one Santan Vaz aged 30
resident of Cotami, Quepem, for assaulting one Gulesino Menezes with a
"coita". (NT)

TELEPHONE CALLS GOT 'EM: The breakthrough in the detection of kidnapping and
murder case of Supriya Lotlikar came after the police laid its hands on the
detailed calls made by the accused to Rajeshree Tarikar on 26 February. As
many as 20 to 25 calls were made between the accused Dipesh Raikar and
Tarikar on 26 February. Some of the calls recorded were between 1 to 4 am.
Incidentally, the same afternoon the accused has smothered Supriya and had
dinner at the residence of Tarikar. (GT)

REVERTING TELECOM RATES IN COLVALE: Union Minister of State for Finance,
Shripad Naik has assured the Colvale villagers that the enhanced telecom
rates will be reverted back, once a re-survey of population census is
completed and added that the excess payments made by the telecom subscribers
in this area will also be refunded. (H)

COLOUR, FUN, FROLIC MARK PONDA HOLI: Holi, the festival of colours was
celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in Ponda. Ponda Kala and
Krida Mandal comprising of a large group of revelers moved around the city
sprinkling "Gulal" and coloured water on enthusiastic participants welcoming
the festival. (GT)

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN: The Navelim Civic and Consumer Forum has urged the
State government to prepare a disaster management plan in view of the
accidents occurring in the residential areas situated along the National
Highway. (GT)

SORE OVER IRON ORE: Blocked roads, layers of mud accumulated everywhere,
mining rejects spilled at some places along the roads, dust filled benches
in schools, two-wheeler riders facing hell of a time negotiating the
stretch. These are a part of the daily routine for residents of the mining
belt. With a growing demand for iron ore pouring in from China, a spiraling
demand to ferry this product has resulted in more trucks plying on the
Usgao-Pale stretch. The highway remains blocked for a better part of the
day. What has affected residents the most is the intolerable dust pollution
caused by the relentless traffic. (GT)

FOUNDATION FOR 2-LANE BRIDGE: The foundation for a 22.5 metre long two-lane
bridge at Ribandar-Patto will be laid next week, with work order being
issued to Venkat Rao and Company. The present bridge will be about 5 metres
away from the existing small culvert, which has become weak over the years.
A time limit of six months has been set to complete the construction
estimated to cost Rs.2.6 crore. (GT)

SPARKS FLY AT MERCES GRAM SABHA: The special gram sabha of the Merces
panchayat was adjourned on 7 March after villagers strongly protested that
the panchayat was attempting to present and pass the budget in a hurried
manner. The meeting will now be held at 10.30 am on 14 March. (GT)

GOA'S WOMEN: Given Goa's supposedly better position, compared to other
Indian states at least, there's a lot of confusion over understanding the
actual status of women here. Of course, Goa's women don't face the
atrocities seen in less-enlightened parts. On the other hand, women's groups
continuously point out that the woes of Goa's women are just misunderstood
or swept under the carpet. (Edit in Herald)

MARGAO'S PEOPLE-FRIENDLY POSITION: Margao is known as the commercial and
cultural capital of Goa. The idea of its wealth could be gained by the fact
that it ranked 52nd among 2,500 towns in India in terms of total bank
deposits in 2002. The town is a perfect example of communal harmony and has
been a leader in social and political reforms movements in the Goan history.
The late Anant Narsinha Naik still remains as the most remembered, active,
dynamic and influential post-liberation political personality from Margao.
(Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

TALENTS ON DISPLAY: Galeria Cidade is hosting an exhibition of works of
selected Goan artists. Out of the eleven invited artists, few have had their
individual shows in the past few months and as such a couple of the works
are re-exhibited. This exhibition is primarily put up to break the monotony
of one-man shows and also acts as a platform to showcase the varied talent
flowering amidst us. (Naguesh R Sardessai in NT)

"TOUCHED BY THE TOE": An English novel penned by Alexandre Moniz Barbosa,
Assistant Editor of monthly "Goa Today", will be released at the hands of
Rajya Sabha MP Eduardo Faleiro today at 6 pm at Fundacao Oriente in Panjim.

NAVELKAR WINS SANCHAR SARATHI AWARD: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (western
telecom region) awarded the Sanchar Sarathi award to an employee, Ms Aruna D
Navelkar of Panaji. The award was presented for her outstanding contribution
and dedicated to the BSNL in 2002-03. (NT)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS SHOCK JCT: Haywards 2000 Sporting Club, Goa, yesterday shocked JCT
Mills, Phagwara, 3-1 in a 14th round encounter in the Coca-Cola National
Football League in Phagwara. (GT)

D E A T H S
29 Feb: St Jose de Areal: JOSE JOAQUIM LAZARIO D'SILVA, husband of
Nicaela, father of Bonny/Margarida, Romisco/late Sucorina, Agnelo/Brinda,
Joe, Mario.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 degC (79.9 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A misty morning in Goa today. Rain clouds appeared in the sky
yesterday.late evening. In fact, some places even experienced some raindrops
fall. The mango harvest, expected to be average this year, will be affected
by the mist and unseasonal showers.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-08 03:44:13 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
08 March 2004

GOACOM'S Daily VIDEO Newscast: www.goacom.com/news
Goacom News Clippings: www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": www.goacom.com/goanow

ASHA'S ADVICE TO WOMEN: Legendary playback singer Asha Bhonsle says, "Though
a lot will be said and written on Women's Day, their condition will remain
the same once the day is gone." "For conditions to change it is necessary to
change ourselves," she told women, in an exclusive interview to the Sakal
Group of Publications. (GT)

MINOR GANG-RAPED, MURDERED AT BETUL: Gloom descended on the fishing hub of
Betul on March 7 afternoon after miscreants gang-raped a 10-year-old girl
before strangulating her to death. Cuncolim police in a swift action
arrested three of the alleged accused for rape and the cold-blooded murder.
The gruesome incident occurred between 1.15 pm and 1.30 pm when the victim's
father had gone out to neighbouring Cutbona jetty to procure their lunch
packet. (H)

GIRL KILLED; MUM, DAD INJURED: An eight-year-old girl, Nelisa D'Souza of
Mapusa, was killed and two others were injured, one of them seriously when
the motorcycle on which they were traveling collided against a roadside
compound wall and went off the road at Panaji on March 7. Nelisa's father,
Jerome, who was riding a Hero Honda Splendor, lost control over the bike and
collided against a railing and went off the road, hitting an electricity
pole, near the SBI, Mandovi branch. He has been admitted at the Goa Medical
College Hospital for treatment. (GT)

SCOOTERIST DIES: Sagar Chodankar, a 43-year-old resident of Mala, Panaji,
died on the spot after being hit from behind and run over by a Kadamba
Transport Corporation bus. Sagar, brother of police inspector Sandesh
Chodankar, was proceeding from Panaji to Vasco on his scooter when the
accident occurred on the Zuari bridge. (GT)

QUEPEM MAN ARRESTED: Quepem police yesterday arrested one Santan Vaz aged 30
resident of Cotami, Quepem, for assaulting one Gulesino Menezes with a
"coita". (NT)

TELEPHONE CALLS GOT 'EM: The breakthrough in the detection of kidnapping and
murder case of Supriya Lotlikar came after the police laid its hands on the
detailed calls made by the accused to Rajeshree Tarikar on 26 February. As
many as 20 to 25 calls were made between the accused Dipesh Raikar and
Tarikar on 26 February. Some of the calls recorded were between 1 to 4 am.
Incidentally, the same afternoon the accused has smothered Supriya and had
dinner at the residence of Tarikar. (GT)

REVERTING TELECOM RATES IN COLVALE: Union Minister of State for Finance,
Shripad Naik has assured the Colvale villagers that the enhanced telecom
rates will be reverted back, once a re-survey of population census is
completed and added that the excess payments made by the telecom subscribers
in this area will also be refunded. (H)

COLOUR, FUN, FROLIC MARK PONDA HOLI: Holi, the festival of colours was
celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in Ponda. Ponda Kala and
Krida Mandal comprising of a large group of revelers moved around the city
sprinkling "Gulal" and coloured water on enthusiastic participants welcoming
the festival. (GT)

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN: The Navelim Civic and Consumer Forum has urged the
State government to prepare a disaster management plan in view of the
accidents occurring in the residential areas situated along the National
Highway. (GT)

SORE OVER IRON ORE: Blocked roads, layers of mud accumulated everywhere,
mining rejects spilled at some places along the roads, dust filled benches
in schools, two-wheeler riders facing hell of a time negotiating the
stretch. These are a part of the daily routine for residents of the mining
belt. With a growing demand for iron ore pouring in from China, a spiraling
demand to ferry this product has resulted in more trucks plying on the
Usgao-Pale stretch. The highway remains blocked for a better part of the
day. What has affected residents the most is the intolerable dust pollution
caused by the relentless traffic. (GT)

FOUNDATION FOR 2-LANE BRIDGE: The foundation for a 22.5 metre long two-lane
bridge at Ribandar-Patto will be laid next week, with work order being
issued to Venkat Rao and Company. The present bridge will be about 5 metres
away from the existing small culvert, which has become weak over the years.
A time limit of six months has been set to complete the construction
estimated to cost Rs.2.6 crore. (GT)

SPARKS FLY AT MERCES GRAM SABHA: The special gram sabha of the Merces
panchayat was adjourned on 7 March after villagers strongly protested that
the panchayat was attempting to present and pass the budget in a hurried
manner. The meeting will now be held at 10.30 am on 14 March. (GT)

GOA'S WOMEN: Given Goa's supposedly better position, compared to other
Indian states at least, there's a lot of confusion over understanding the
actual status of women here. Of course, Goa's women don't face the
atrocities seen in less-enlightened parts. On the other hand, women's groups
continuously point out that the woes of Goa's women are just misunderstood
or swept under the carpet. (Edit in Herald)

MARGAO'S PEOPLE-FRIENDLY POSITION: Margao is known as the commercial and
cultural capital of Goa. The idea of its wealth could be gained by the fact
that it ranked 52nd among 2,500 towns in India in terms of total bank
deposits in 2002. The town is a perfect example of communal harmony and has
been a leader in social and political reforms movements in the Goan history.
The late Anant Narsinha Naik still remains as the most remembered, active,
dynamic and influential post-liberation political personality from Margao.
(Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

TALENTS ON DISPLAY: Galeria Cidade is hosting an exhibition of works of
selected Goan artists. Out of the eleven invited artists, few have had their
individual shows in the past few months and as such a couple of the works
are re-exhibited. This exhibition is primarily put up to break the monotony
of one-man shows and also acts as a platform to showcase the varied talent
flowering amidst us. (Naguesh R Sardessai in NT)

"TOUCHED BY THE TOE": An English novel penned by Alexandre Moniz Barbosa,
Assistant Editor of monthly "Goa Today", will be released at the hands of
Rajya Sabha MP Eduardo Faleiro today at 6 pm at Fundacao Oriente in Panjim.

NAVELKAR WINS SANCHAR SARATHI AWARD: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (western
telecom region) awarded the Sanchar Sarathi award to an employee, Ms Aruna D
Navelkar of Panaji. The award was presented for her outstanding contribution
and dedicated to the BSNL in 2002-03. (NT)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS SHOCK JCT: Haywards 2000 Sporting Club, Goa, yesterday shocked JCT
Mills, Phagwara, 3-1 in a 14th round encounter in the Coca-Cola National
Football League in Phagwara. (GT)

D E A T H S
29 Feb: St Jose de Areal: JOSE JOAQUIM LAZARIO D'SILVA, husband of
Nicaela, father of Bonny/Margarida, Romisco/late Sucorina, Agnelo/Brinda,
Joe, Mario.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 degC (79.9 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A misty morning in Goa today. Rain clouds appeared in the sky
yesterday.late evening. In fact, some places even experienced some raindrops
fall. The mango harvest, expected to be average this year, will be affected
by the mist and unseasonal showers.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-08 03:44:13 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
08 March 2004

GOACOM'S Daily VIDEO Newscast: www.goacom.com/news
Goacom News Clippings: www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": www.goacom.com/goanow

ASHA'S ADVICE TO WOMEN: Legendary playback singer Asha Bhonsle says, "Though
a lot will be said and written on Women's Day, their condition will remain
the same once the day is gone." "For conditions to change it is necessary to
change ourselves," she told women, in an exclusive interview to the Sakal
Group of Publications. (GT)

MINOR GANG-RAPED, MURDERED AT BETUL: Gloom descended on the fishing hub of
Betul on March 7 afternoon after miscreants gang-raped a 10-year-old girl
before strangulating her to death. Cuncolim police in a swift action
arrested three of the alleged accused for rape and the cold-blooded murder.
The gruesome incident occurred between 1.15 pm and 1.30 pm when the victim's
father had gone out to neighbouring Cutbona jetty to procure their lunch
packet. (H)

GIRL KILLED; MUM, DAD INJURED: An eight-year-old girl, Nelisa D'Souza of
Mapusa, was killed and two others were injured, one of them seriously when
the motorcycle on which they were traveling collided against a roadside
compound wall and went off the road at Panaji on March 7. Nelisa's father,
Jerome, who was riding a Hero Honda Splendor, lost control over the bike and
collided against a railing and went off the road, hitting an electricity
pole, near the SBI, Mandovi branch. He has been admitted at the Goa Medical
College Hospital for treatment. (GT)

SCOOTERIST DIES: Sagar Chodankar, a 43-year-old resident of Mala, Panaji,
died on the spot after being hit from behind and run over by a Kadamba
Transport Corporation bus. Sagar, brother of police inspector Sandesh
Chodankar, was proceeding from Panaji to Vasco on his scooter when the
accident occurred on the Zuari bridge. (GT)

QUEPEM MAN ARRESTED: Quepem police yesterday arrested one Santan Vaz aged 30
resident of Cotami, Quepem, for assaulting one Gulesino Menezes with a
"coita". (NT)

TELEPHONE CALLS GOT 'EM: The breakthrough in the detection of kidnapping and
murder case of Supriya Lotlikar came after the police laid its hands on the
detailed calls made by the accused to Rajeshree Tarikar on 26 February. As
many as 20 to 25 calls were made between the accused Dipesh Raikar and
Tarikar on 26 February. Some of the calls recorded were between 1 to 4 am.
Incidentally, the same afternoon the accused has smothered Supriya and had
dinner at the residence of Tarikar. (GT)

REVERTING TELECOM RATES IN COLVALE: Union Minister of State for Finance,
Shripad Naik has assured the Colvale villagers that the enhanced telecom
rates will be reverted back, once a re-survey of population census is
completed and added that the excess payments made by the telecom subscribers
in this area will also be refunded. (H)

COLOUR, FUN, FROLIC MARK PONDA HOLI: Holi, the festival of colours was
celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in Ponda. Ponda Kala and
Krida Mandal comprising of a large group of revelers moved around the city
sprinkling "Gulal" and coloured water on enthusiastic participants welcoming
the festival. (GT)

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN: The Navelim Civic and Consumer Forum has urged the
State government to prepare a disaster management plan in view of the
accidents occurring in the residential areas situated along the National
Highway. (GT)

SORE OVER IRON ORE: Blocked roads, layers of mud accumulated everywhere,
mining rejects spilled at some places along the roads, dust filled benches
in schools, two-wheeler riders facing hell of a time negotiating the
stretch. These are a part of the daily routine for residents of the mining
belt. With a growing demand for iron ore pouring in from China, a spiraling
demand to ferry this product has resulted in more trucks plying on the
Usgao-Pale stretch. The highway remains blocked for a better part of the
day. What has affected residents the most is the intolerable dust pollution
caused by the relentless traffic. (GT)

FOUNDATION FOR 2-LANE BRIDGE: The foundation for a 22.5 metre long two-lane
bridge at Ribandar-Patto will be laid next week, with work order being
issued to Venkat Rao and Company. The present bridge will be about 5 metres
away from the existing small culvert, which has become weak over the years.
A time limit of six months has been set to complete the construction
estimated to cost Rs.2.6 crore. (GT)

SPARKS FLY AT MERCES GRAM SABHA: The special gram sabha of the Merces
panchayat was adjourned on 7 March after villagers strongly protested that
the panchayat was attempting to present and pass the budget in a hurried
manner. The meeting will now be held at 10.30 am on 14 March. (GT)

GOA'S WOMEN: Given Goa's supposedly better position, compared to other
Indian states at least, there's a lot of confusion over understanding the
actual status of women here. Of course, Goa's women don't face the
atrocities seen in less-enlightened parts. On the other hand, women's groups
continuously point out that the woes of Goa's women are just misunderstood
or swept under the carpet. (Edit in Herald)

MARGAO'S PEOPLE-FRIENDLY POSITION: Margao is known as the commercial and
cultural capital of Goa. The idea of its wealth could be gained by the fact
that it ranked 52nd among 2,500 towns in India in terms of total bank
deposits in 2002. The town is a perfect example of communal harmony and has
been a leader in social and political reforms movements in the Goan history.
The late Anant Narsinha Naik still remains as the most remembered, active,
dynamic and influential post-liberation political personality from Margao.
(Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

TALENTS ON DISPLAY: Galeria Cidade is hosting an exhibition of works of
selected Goan artists. Out of the eleven invited artists, few have had their
individual shows in the past few months and as such a couple of the works
are re-exhibited. This exhibition is primarily put up to break the monotony
of one-man shows and also acts as a platform to showcase the varied talent
flowering amidst us. (Naguesh R Sardessai in NT)

"TOUCHED BY THE TOE": An English novel penned by Alexandre Moniz Barbosa,
Assistant Editor of monthly "Goa Today", will be released at the hands of
Rajya Sabha MP Eduardo Faleiro today at 6 pm at Fundacao Oriente in Panjim.

NAVELKAR WINS SANCHAR SARATHI AWARD: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (western
telecom region) awarded the Sanchar Sarathi award to an employee, Ms Aruna D
Navelkar of Panaji. The award was presented for her outstanding contribution
and dedicated to the BSNL in 2002-03. (NT)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS SHOCK JCT: Haywards 2000 Sporting Club, Goa, yesterday shocked JCT
Mills, Phagwara, 3-1 in a 14th round encounter in the Coca-Cola National
Football League in Phagwara. (GT)

D E A T H S
29 Feb: St Jose de Areal: JOSE JOAQUIM LAZARIO D'SILVA, husband of
Nicaela, father of Bonny/Margarida, Romisco/late Sucorina, Agnelo/Brinda,
Joe, Mario.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 degC (79.9 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A misty morning in Goa today. Rain clouds appeared in the sky
yesterday.late evening. In fact, some places even experienced some raindrops
fall. The mango harvest, expected to be average this year, will be affected
by the mist and unseasonal showers.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

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ASHA'S ADVICE TO WOMEN: Legendary playback singer Asha Bhonsle says, "Though
a lot will be said and written on Women's Day, their condition will remain
the same once the day is gone." "For conditions to change it is necessary to
change ourselves," she told women, in an exclusive interview to the Sakal
Group of Publications. (GT)

MINOR GANG-RAPED, MURDERED AT BETUL: Gloom descended on the fishing hub of
Betul on March 7 afternoon after miscreants gang-raped a 10-year-old girl
before strangulating her to death. Cuncolim police in a swift action
arrested three of the alleged accused for rape and the cold-blooded murder.
The gruesome incident occurred between 1.15 pm and 1.30 pm when the victim's
father had gone out to neighbouring Cutbona jetty to procure their lunch
packet. (H)

GIRL KILLED; MUM, DAD INJURED: An eight-year-old girl, Nelisa D'Souza of
Mapusa, was killed and two others were injured, one of them seriously when
the motorcycle on which they were traveling collided against a roadside
compound wall and went off the road at Panaji on March 7. Nelisa's father,
Jerome, who was riding a Hero Honda Splendor, lost control over the bike and
collided against a railing and went off the road, hitting an electricity
pole, near the SBI, Mandovi branch. He has been admitted at the Goa Medical
College Hospital for treatment. (GT)

SCOOTERIST DIES: Sagar Chodankar, a 43-year-old resident of Mala, Panaji,
died on the spot after being hit from behind and run over by a Kadamba
Transport Corporation bus. Sagar, brother of police inspector Sandesh
Chodankar, was proceeding from Panaji to Vasco on his scooter when the
accident occurred on the Zuari bridge. (GT)

QUEPEM MAN ARRESTED: Quepem police yesterday arrested one Santan Vaz aged 30
resident of Cotami, Quepem, for assaulting one Gulesino Menezes with a
"coita". (NT)

TELEPHONE CALLS GOT 'EM: The breakthrough in the detection of kidnapping and
murder case of Supriya Lotlikar came after the police laid its hands on the
detailed calls made by the accused to Rajeshree Tarikar on 26 February. As
many as 20 to 25 calls were made between the accused Dipesh Raikar and
Tarikar on 26 February. Some of the calls recorded were between 1 to 4 am.
Incidentally, the same afternoon the accused has smothered Supriya and had
dinner at the residence of Tarikar. (GT)

REVERTING TELECOM RATES IN COLVALE: Union Minister of State for Finance,
Shripad Naik has assured the Colvale villagers that the enhanced telecom
rates will be reverted back, once a re-survey of population census is
completed and added that the excess payments made by the telecom subscribers
in this area will also be refunded. (H)

COLOUR, FUN, FROLIC MARK PONDA HOLI: Holi, the festival of colours was
celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in Ponda. Ponda Kala and
Krida Mandal comprising of a large group of revelers moved around the city
sprinkling "Gulal" and coloured water on enthusiastic participants welcoming
the festival. (GT)

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN: The Navelim Civic and Consumer Forum has urged the
State government to prepare a disaster management plan in view of the
accidents occurring in the residential areas situated along the National
Highway. (GT)

SORE OVER IRON ORE: Blocked roads, layers of mud accumulated everywhere,
mining rejects spilled at some places along the roads, dust filled benches
in schools, two-wheeler riders facing hell of a time negotiating the
stretch. These are a part of the daily routine for residents of the mining
belt. With a growing demand for iron ore pouring in from China, a spiraling
demand to ferry this product has resulted in more trucks plying on the
Usgao-Pale stretch. The highway remains blocked for a better part of the
day. What has affected residents the most is the intolerable dust pollution
caused by the relentless traffic. (GT)

FOUNDATION FOR 2-LANE BRIDGE: The foundation for a 22.5 metre long two-lane
bridge at Ribandar-Patto will be laid next week, with work order being
issued to Venkat Rao and Company. The present bridge will be about 5 metres
away from the existing small culvert, which has become weak over the years.
A time limit of six months has been set to complete the construction
estimated to cost Rs.2.6 crore. (GT)

SPARKS FLY AT MERCES GRAM SABHA: The special gram sabha of the Merces
panchayat was adjourned on 7 March after villagers strongly protested that
the panchayat was attempting to present and pass the budget in a hurried
manner. The meeting will now be held at 10.30 am on 14 March. (GT)

GOA'S WOMEN: Given Goa's supposedly better position, compared to other
Indian states at least, there's a lot of confusion over understanding the
actual status of women here. Of course, Goa's women don't face the
atrocities seen in less-enlightened parts. On the other hand, women's groups
continuously point out that the woes of Goa's women are just misunderstood
or swept under the carpet. (Edit in Herald)

MARGAO'S PEOPLE-FRIENDLY POSITION: Margao is known as the commercial and
cultural capital of Goa. The idea of its wealth could be gained by the fact
that it ranked 52nd among 2,500 towns in India in terms of total bank
deposits in 2002. The town is a perfect example of communal harmony and has
been a leader in social and political reforms movements in the Goan history.
The late Anant Narsinha Naik still remains as the most remembered, active,
dynamic and influential post-liberation political personality from Margao.
(Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

TALENTS ON DISPLAY: Galeria Cidade is hosting an exhibition of works of
selected Goan artists. Out of the eleven invited artists, few have had their
individual shows in the past few months and as such a couple of the works
are re-exhibited. This exhibition is primarily put up to break the monotony
of one-man shows and also acts as a platform to showcase the varied talent
flowering amidst us. (Naguesh R Sardessai in NT)

"TOUCHED BY THE TOE": An English novel penned by Alexandre Moniz Barbosa,
Assistant Editor of monthly "Goa Today", will be released at the hands of
Rajya Sabha MP Eduardo Faleiro today at 6 pm at Fundacao Oriente in Panjim.

NAVELKAR WINS SANCHAR SARATHI AWARD: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (western
telecom region) awarded the Sanchar Sarathi award to an employee, Ms Aruna D
Navelkar of Panaji. The award was presented for her outstanding contribution
and dedicated to the BSNL in 2002-03. (NT)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS SHOCK JCT: Haywards 2000 Sporting Club, Goa, yesterday shocked JCT
Mills, Phagwara, 3-1 in a 14th round encounter in the Coca-Cola National
Football League in Phagwara. (GT)

D E A T H S
29 Feb: St Jose de Areal: JOSE JOAQUIM LAZARIO D'SILVA, husband of
Nicaela, father of Bonny/Margarida, Romisco/late Sucorina, Agnelo/Brinda,
Joe, Mario.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 degC (79.9 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A misty morning in Goa today. Rain clouds appeared in the sky
yesterday.late evening. In fact, some places even experienced some raindrops
fall. The mango harvest, expected to be average this year, will be affected
by the mist and unseasonal showers.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

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ASHA'S ADVICE TO WOMEN: Legendary playback singer Asha Bhonsle says, "Though
a lot will be said and written on Women's Day, their condition will remain
the same once the day is gone." "For conditions to change it is necessary to
change ourselves," she told women, in an exclusive interview to the Sakal
Group of Publications. (GT)

MINOR GANG-RAPED, MURDERED AT BETUL: Gloom descended on the fishing hub of
Betul on March 7 afternoon after miscreants gang-raped a 10-year-old girl
before strangulating her to death. Cuncolim police in a swift action
arrested three of the alleged accused for rape and the cold-blooded murder.
The gruesome incident occurred between 1.15 pm and 1.30 pm when the victim's
father had gone out to neighbouring Cutbona jetty to procure their lunch
packet. (H)

GIRL KILLED; MUM, DAD INJURED: An eight-year-old girl, Nelisa D'Souza of
Mapusa, was killed and two others were injured, one of them seriously when
the motorcycle on which they were traveling collided against a roadside
compound wall and went off the road at Panaji on March 7. Nelisa's father,
Jerome, who was riding a Hero Honda Splendor, lost control over the bike and
collided against a railing and went off the road, hitting an electricity
pole, near the SBI, Mandovi branch. He has been admitted at the Goa Medical
College Hospital for treatment. (GT)

SCOOTERIST DIES: Sagar Chodankar, a 43-year-old resident of Mala, Panaji,
died on the spot after being hit from behind and run over by a Kadamba
Transport Corporation bus. Sagar, brother of police inspector Sandesh
Chodankar, was proceeding from Panaji to Vasco on his scooter when the
accident occurred on the Zuari bridge. (GT)

QUEPEM MAN ARRESTED: Quepem police yesterday arrested one Santan Vaz aged 30
resident of Cotami, Quepem, for assaulting one Gulesino Menezes with a
"coita". (NT)

TELEPHONE CALLS GOT 'EM: The breakthrough in the detection of kidnapping and
murder case of Supriya Lotlikar came after the police laid its hands on the
detailed calls made by the accused to Rajeshree Tarikar on 26 February. As
many as 20 to 25 calls were made between the accused Dipesh Raikar and
Tarikar on 26 February. Some of the calls recorded were between 1 to 4 am.
Incidentally, the same afternoon the accused has smothered Supriya and had
dinner at the residence of Tarikar. (GT)

REVERTING TELECOM RATES IN COLVALE: Union Minister of State for Finance,
Shripad Naik has assured the Colvale villagers that the enhanced telecom
rates will be reverted back, once a re-survey of population census is
completed and added that the excess payments made by the telecom subscribers
in this area will also be refunded. (H)

COLOUR, FUN, FROLIC MARK PONDA HOLI: Holi, the festival of colours was
celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in Ponda. Ponda Kala and
Krida Mandal comprising of a large group of revelers moved around the city
sprinkling "Gulal" and coloured water on enthusiastic participants welcoming
the festival. (GT)

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN: The Navelim Civic and Consumer Forum has urged the
State government to prepare a disaster management plan in view of the
accidents occurring in the residential areas situated along the National
Highway. (GT)

SORE OVER IRON ORE: Blocked roads, layers of mud accumulated everywhere,
mining rejects spilled at some places along the roads, dust filled benches
in schools, two-wheeler riders facing hell of a time negotiating the
stretch. These are a part of the daily routine for residents of the mining
belt. With a growing demand for iron ore pouring in from China, a spiraling
demand to ferry this product has resulted in more trucks plying on the
Usgao-Pale stretch. The highway remains blocked for a better part of the
day. What has affected residents the most is the intolerable dust pollution
caused by the relentless traffic. (GT)

FOUNDATION FOR 2-LANE BRIDGE: The foundation for a 22.5 metre long two-lane
bridge at Ribandar-Patto will be laid next week, with work order being
issued to Venkat Rao and Company. The present bridge will be about 5 metres
away from the existing small culvert, which has become weak over the years.
A time limit of six months has been set to complete the construction
estimated to cost Rs.2.6 crore. (GT)

SPARKS FLY AT MERCES GRAM SABHA: The special gram sabha of the Merces
panchayat was adjourned on 7 March after villagers strongly protested that
the panchayat was attempting to present and pass the budget in a hurried
manner. The meeting will now be held at 10.30 am on 14 March. (GT)

GOA'S WOMEN: Given Goa's supposedly better position, compared to other
Indian states at least, there's a lot of confusion over understanding the
actual status of women here. Of course, Goa's women don't face the
atrocities seen in less-enlightened parts. On the other hand, women's groups
continuously point out that the woes of Goa's women are just misunderstood
or swept under the carpet. (Edit in Herald)

MARGAO'S PEOPLE-FRIENDLY POSITION: Margao is known as the commercial and
cultural capital of Goa. The idea of its wealth could be gained by the fact
that it ranked 52nd among 2,500 towns in India in terms of total bank
deposits in 2002. The town is a perfect example of communal harmony and has
been a leader in social and political reforms movements in the Goan history.
The late Anant Narsinha Naik still remains as the most remembered, active,
dynamic and influential post-liberation political personality from Margao.
(Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

TALENTS ON DISPLAY: Galeria Cidade is hosting an exhibition of works of
selected Goan artists. Out of the eleven invited artists, few have had their
individual shows in the past few months and as such a couple of the works
are re-exhibited. This exhibition is primarily put up to break the monotony
of one-man shows and also acts as a platform to showcase the varied talent
flowering amidst us. (Naguesh R Sardessai in NT)

"TOUCHED BY THE TOE": An English novel penned by Alexandre Moniz Barbosa,
Assistant Editor of monthly "Goa Today", will be released at the hands of
Rajya Sabha MP Eduardo Faleiro today at 6 pm at Fundacao Oriente in Panjim.

NAVELKAR WINS SANCHAR SARATHI AWARD: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (western
telecom region) awarded the Sanchar Sarathi award to an employee, Ms Aruna D
Navelkar of Panaji. The award was presented for her outstanding contribution
and dedicated to the BSNL in 2002-03. (NT)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS SHOCK JCT: Haywards 2000 Sporting Club, Goa, yesterday shocked JCT
Mills, Phagwara, 3-1 in a 14th round encounter in the Coca-Cola National
Football League in Phagwara. (GT)

D E A T H S
29 Feb: St Jose de Areal: JOSE JOAQUIM LAZARIO D'SILVA, husband of
Nicaela, father of Bonny/Margarida, Romisco/late Sucorina, Agnelo/Brinda,
Joe, Mario.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 degC (79.9 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A misty morning in Goa today. Rain clouds appeared in the sky
yesterday.late evening. In fact, some places even experienced some raindrops
fall. The mango harvest, expected to be average this year, will be affected
by the mist and unseasonal showers.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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ASHA'S ADVICE TO WOMEN: Legendary playback singer Asha Bhonsle says, "Though
a lot will be said and written on Women's Day, their condition will remain
the same once the day is gone." "For conditions to change it is necessary to
change ourselves," she told women, in an exclusive interview to the Sakal
Group of Publications. (GT)

MINOR GANG-RAPED, MURDERED AT BETUL: Gloom descended on the fishing hub of
Betul on March 7 afternoon after miscreants gang-raped a 10-year-old girl
before strangulating her to death. Cuncolim police in a swift action
arrested three of the alleged accused for rape and the cold-blooded murder.
The gruesome incident occurred between 1.15 pm and 1.30 pm when the victim's
father had gone out to neighbouring Cutbona jetty to procure their lunch
packet. (H)

GIRL KILLED; MUM, DAD INJURED: An eight-year-old girl, Nelisa D'Souza of
Mapusa, was killed and two others were injured, one of them seriously when
the motorcycle on which they were traveling collided against a roadside
compound wall and went off the road at Panaji on March 7. Nelisa's father,
Jerome, who was riding a Hero Honda Splendor, lost control over the bike and
collided against a railing and went off the road, hitting an electricity
pole, near the SBI, Mandovi branch. He has been admitted at the Goa Medical
College Hospital for treatment. (GT)

SCOOTERIST DIES: Sagar Chodankar, a 43-year-old resident of Mala, Panaji,
died on the spot after being hit from behind and run over by a Kadamba
Transport Corporation bus. Sagar, brother of police inspector Sandesh
Chodankar, was proceeding from Panaji to Vasco on his scooter when the
accident occurred on the Zuari bridge. (GT)

QUEPEM MAN ARRESTED: Quepem police yesterday arrested one Santan Vaz aged 30
resident of Cotami, Quepem, for assaulting one Gulesino Menezes with a
"coita". (NT)

TELEPHONE CALLS GOT 'EM: The breakthrough in the detection of kidnapping and
murder case of Supriya Lotlikar came after the police laid its hands on the
detailed calls made by the accused to Rajeshree Tarikar on 26 February. As
many as 20 to 25 calls were made between the accused Dipesh Raikar and
Tarikar on 26 February. Some of the calls recorded were between 1 to 4 am.
Incidentally, the same afternoon the accused has smothered Supriya and had
dinner at the residence of Tarikar. (GT)

REVERTING TELECOM RATES IN COLVALE: Union Minister of State for Finance,
Shripad Naik has assured the Colvale villagers that the enhanced telecom
rates will be reverted back, once a re-survey of population census is
completed and added that the excess payments made by the telecom subscribers
in this area will also be refunded. (H)

COLOUR, FUN, FROLIC MARK PONDA HOLI: Holi, the festival of colours was
celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in Ponda. Ponda Kala and
Krida Mandal comprising of a large group of revelers moved around the city
sprinkling "Gulal" and coloured water on enthusiastic participants welcoming
the festival. (GT)

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN: The Navelim Civic and Consumer Forum has urged the
State government to prepare a disaster management plan in view of the
accidents occurring in the residential areas situated along the National
Highway. (GT)

SORE OVER IRON ORE: Blocked roads, layers of mud accumulated everywhere,
mining rejects spilled at some places along the roads, dust filled benches
in schools, two-wheeler riders facing hell of a time negotiating the
stretch. These are a part of the daily routine for residents of the mining
belt. With a growing demand for iron ore pouring in from China, a spiraling
demand to ferry this product has resulted in more trucks plying on the
Usgao-Pale stretch. The highway remains blocked for a better part of the
day. What has affected residents the most is the intolerable dust pollution
caused by the relentless traffic. (GT)

FOUNDATION FOR 2-LANE BRIDGE: The foundation for a 22.5 metre long two-lane
bridge at Ribandar-Patto will be laid next week, with work order being
issued to Venkat Rao and Company. The present bridge will be about 5 metres
away from the existing small culvert, which has become weak over the years.
A time limit of six months has been set to complete the construction
estimated to cost Rs.2.6 crore. (GT)

SPARKS FLY AT MERCES GRAM SABHA: The special gram sabha of the Merces
panchayat was adjourned on 7 March after villagers strongly protested that
the panchayat was attempting to present and pass the budget in a hurried
manner. The meeting will now be held at 10.30 am on 14 March. (GT)

GOA'S WOMEN: Given Goa's supposedly better position, compared to other
Indian states at least, there's a lot of confusion over understanding the
actual status of women here. Of course, Goa's women don't face the
atrocities seen in less-enlightened parts. On the other hand, women's groups
continuously point out that the woes of Goa's women are just misunderstood
or swept under the carpet. (Edit in Herald)

MARGAO'S PEOPLE-FRIENDLY POSITION: Margao is known as the commercial and
cultural capital of Goa. The idea of its wealth could be gained by the fact
that it ranked 52nd among 2,500 towns in India in terms of total bank
deposits in 2002. The town is a perfect example of communal harmony and has
been a leader in social and political reforms movements in the Goan history.
The late Anant Narsinha Naik still remains as the most remembered, active,
dynamic and influential post-liberation political personality from Margao.
(Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

TALENTS ON DISPLAY: Galeria Cidade is hosting an exhibition of works of
selected Goan artists. Out of the eleven invited artists, few have had their
individual shows in the past few months and as such a couple of the works
are re-exhibited. This exhibition is primarily put up to break the monotony
of one-man shows and also acts as a platform to showcase the varied talent
flowering amidst us. (Naguesh R Sardessai in NT)

"TOUCHED BY THE TOE": An English novel penned by Alexandre Moniz Barbosa,
Assistant Editor of monthly "Goa Today", will be released at the hands of
Rajya Sabha MP Eduardo Faleiro today at 6 pm at Fundacao Oriente in Panjim.

NAVELKAR WINS SANCHAR SARATHI AWARD: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (western
telecom region) awarded the Sanchar Sarathi award to an employee, Ms Aruna D
Navelkar of Panaji. The award was presented for her outstanding contribution
and dedicated to the BSNL in 2002-03. (NT)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS SHOCK JCT: Haywards 2000 Sporting Club, Goa, yesterday shocked JCT
Mills, Phagwara, 3-1 in a 14th round encounter in the Coca-Cola National
Football League in Phagwara. (GT)

D E A T H S
29 Feb: St Jose de Areal: JOSE JOAQUIM LAZARIO D'SILVA, husband of
Nicaela, father of Bonny/Margarida, Romisco/late Sucorina, Agnelo/Brinda,
Joe, Mario.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 degC (79.9 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A misty morning in Goa today. Rain clouds appeared in the sky
yesterday.late evening. In fact, some places even experienced some raindrops
fall. The mango harvest, expected to be average this year, will be affected
by the mist and unseasonal showers.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.

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