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[Goanet]07 SEP 2004: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-07 11:08:30 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 07, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Sandleleachi vhoddvik korop iadik mogall korta."
(Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.) "domnic fernandes"
jyodom at hotmail.com

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

OTHER VIDEO CLIPS
Clip Bonderam St Mathias2004.
* BONDERAM: A traditional Harvest Festival held on the island of Divar in
Goa. The colourful event was organised on August 22 by St Mathias Sports
Club, Divar.

VASCO POLICES STRIP, SEXUALLY ABUSE FOUR CHILDREN: Even as the State police
department announced the formation of a new child protection unit, it found
itself on the firing line with four of its own officers accused of sexually
and physically abusing four minor street children, including one physically
handicapped teenager. The boys were detained on September 5 on charges of
stealing and were produced before Juvenile Justice Board Judge SD Natekar
for remand. When a social worker visited Apna Ghar on September 6 morning
the children alleged that they were tortured at the police station. (GT)

BOULDERS PARALYSE RAILWAY TRAFFIC: Railway traffic on the South Western
sector was paralysed on September 6 after tracks between Dudhsagar and
Karanzol railway station. The partial cancellation of train services was
likely to continue till 9 September since the heavy downpour had caused
obstruction to restoration works, informed South Western Railway public
relations general manager. (GT)

MPDA TO INCLUDE SALCETE VILLAGES: Apparently ignoring protests from the
local panchayats, the newly-constituted Margao Planning and Development
Authority has virtually ratified the government's move to include 19 Salcete
villages in the body. (H)

MAY BE RECONSIDERED: Apparently stung by criticism and growing opposition to
his government's decision to include a large number of villages in the newly
formed Planning and Development Authorities, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on September 6 indicated that the issue could be "reconsidered" but only
after the code of conduct for the bye-elections in Poinguinim events. (H)

REVENUE FOR COMUNIDADES: There are about 90 comunidades under the South Goa
jurisdiction. Salcete taluka has 40 comunidades, Quepem has 24, while
Sanguem and Canacona talukas have 6 comunidades each. A former president of
one of the comunidades in South Goa, Mr H Fernandes said that Comunidades
get their revenue from the village and are independent self-sustained
autonomous institutions, which manage village governance. However, he
alleged that the revenue drawn by the comunidades has presently stopped with
the introduction of the Tenancy Act by the State government. (Pio Esteves in
NT)

TRIAL RUN OF IFFI MULTIPLEXES: The trial run of three multiplexes at the old
Goa Medical College being constructed for screening movies during IFFI 2004,
will commence from 31 October. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the
trial run is expected to last ten days. New English, Hindi, French and good
movies in other languages will be screened in all three multiplexes to test
the functioning of light sound and air conditioning systems. (GT)

RS.4 CRORE FOR EXPOSITION WORKS: The Core Committee of the Exposition of the
sacred relics of St Francis Xavier on September 6 approved budgetary
estimates of Rs.4.5 crore for various works to be completed for the 45-day
religious event.For sanitation, the estimate drawn by the PWD is to the tune
of Rs.32 lakh. (H)

NO FLATS DESPITE FULL PAYMENT: Are you buying property in Goa? Doing so
without acquiring the title certificate and the nil-encumbrance certificate
on the property would cost you dearly. This has happened to about 24 persons
who paid a builder an average of Rs.4 lakh each and bought flats in Diyana
Holiday Homes at Umtavaddo, Calangute.The builder had mortgaged the property
to the EDC to avail of a loan of Rs.65 lakh before he sold the flats to the
unsuspecting buyers. He took their money but concealed the fact that the
property they were buying was mortgaged. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

TRAIN PASSENGER DRUGGED, ROBBED: Despite many cases of train passengers
being drugged and robbed, rail commuters are still not careful enough. The
latest drugged-and-robbed case occurred on 3 September. A fellow passenger,
who identified himself as Sharma, offered tea to one Shankar Ray from
Mangalore, when the train stopped at the Ratnagiri station. Ray refused the
offer stating that he was a diabetic patient. However, he drank the spiked
beverage after Sharma claimed that the tea was free from sugar. When the
half dizzy Ray woke up in Mangalore, to his horror, he found his suitcase
missing. The suitcase contained gold ornaments and other articles totally
worth Rs.1.28 lakh. (GT)

I-T OFFICIALS RAID BABUSH'S BANGALORE FLAT: A flat in Bangalore belonging to
Town and Country Planning Minister Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate has been
searched by the Income Tax officials. (H)

GEARING UP FOR BRISK BUSINESS: With barely over a month left for tourists to
arrive in Goa, drug peddlers in the country seem to be gearing up to make
brisk business in the State. This seems to have come to light following the
arrest of one Santosh Verghese (33) by Mumbai police on August 31. The
accused was found in possession of brown sugar worth Rs.21 crore, which is
considered to be the biggest haul in the recent past. Police in Mumbai say
Verghese smuggled brown sugar into the country and supplied it to foreign
nationals in Goa. The sale of narcotics increases mainly during the peak
season and during the rave parties held in the corner of North Goa beaches
like Anjuna, Vagator and Arambol.Sometime back a Goa police report pointed
to at least 59 "mysterious deaths" of foreign tourists during 2003-2004.
(Gerard Fernandes in Herald)

LIGHT FADES: While the light emanating from the water under the Tonca-St
Estevam bridge reappeared after a gap of two days, a youth from St Estevam
did the unpredictable by jumping from the bridge and emerging from the water
with what appeared to be a chargeable battery and a bulb, but swam away and
disappeared. (GT)

NGOS VOICE FEAR OVER SAFETY OF KIDS, WOMEN: Goa will continue to remain an
unsafe place for women and children if society does not awaken and make the
government 'Act' against the accused who inflict atrocities on the weaker
sex and the innocent. This view as voiced on September 6 by NGOs and
concerned citizens who met in the capital city (Panjim) to discuss the fate
of women and children in a society where, they alleged, the legislature, the
executive and judiciary were less sympathetic to all woes placed before
them. (H)

AITUC RALLY: All India Trade Union Congress will hold a public rally on
September 8 at 9.30 am in Panjim to draw attention of the government towards
falling investment and shifting of industries out of Goa, according to an
announcement by General s
Secretary of AITUC in Goa, Christopher Fonseca. (H)

SIOLIM CONSUMERS GET ORGANISED: People need to take full benefit of their
consumer rights given to them under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 said
N B
Narvekar, Director of Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, in
his inaugural address at the meeting of the Consumer Cell of the Siolim
Citizens Welfare Committee, held at SFX High School, Siolim. Roland Martins,
Coordinator of GOACAN highlighted the importance of the Consumer Cell in the
village and called upon those present to attend the meetings regularly and
highlight the local consumer issues. He further explained the rights of the
consumers with regards to LPG home delivery, procedures to handle BSNL
telephone complaints and procedures to make Senior Citizens Identity Cards.
The following consumers Romy Martins Agnelo Fernandes Cajie D'Souza Gregory
D'Souza, Lydia Martins and Tanaji Mandrekar volunteered to take on the
immediate task of conducting the LPG cylinder home delivery survey and
awareness drive. (Lira Mendonca, SCWC Secretary)

KHANDOLA PLANT MELA: The Nature Club of Government College, Khandola,
organised their annual Plant Mela and Plant Competition recently. (H)

RANGNEKAR INTERACTS: Eminent management trainer Sharu Rangnekar interacted
with senior managers of Goa Tourism Development Corporation at Miramar
Residency on the theme of "Managing in Tough Times'. Rangnekar is a chemical
engineer and an MBA associated with various multinationals like IBM, Union
Carbide and till his retirement as managing director of Searle (India). (GT)

S P O R T S

SESA FA SCORE: Sesa Football Academy trounced Calangute Association 8-1 in
the GFA Fransa U-18 Cup soccer tournament, at Duler. (H)

G R E E T I N G S
Many Happy Returns of the Day to you CHRISTI A. MENEZES, Kuwait, from
wife Jenefa, new-born son Kenrick, Mom Annie, brother Ossie and
sister-in-law Celestine, brothers Wilbur & Reagan, sister Maria and
brother-in-law Benny, godchild Angie, nephews Shaun, Adam and Aaron, nieces
Alysa and Heloise. (Jenefa - Swiss International jenefa at swissfs.com)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Candolim: ETHELVINA MAXIMIANA SIMOES.
06 Sep: Curchorem: ROY MARIO FERNANDES: husband of Josephina, father of
Dorothy/Janvario, Debra, Denica, Patricia.
06 Sep: Rivona: VITTHAL PREMA PRABHUDESAI: son of Prema/Laxmibai, husband
of Indubala, father of Pushkar.
04 Sep: Arpora: MAHADEV (KALI) VENKATESH GAAD.
06 Sep: Panaji-Neugi Nagar: ROSA MASCARENHAS: daughter of late
Bartolomeu/late Rita, sister/sister-in-law of late Christalina/Glorio,
Liberata/late Natividade, Sebastiana/Mariano.
Saligao-Nig Vaddo: ALEXANDRA VAS E ROSARIO: wife of late Manuel John,
mother of Rena/Adv Noel, late Ophelia/Hubert, Sandra/Walter and Audrey.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1714.7 mm
Weather: No showers today but the weather is very cloudy. It may rain
later in the evening like it did yesterday.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-07 11:08:30 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 07, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Sandleleachi vhoddvik korop iadik mogall korta."
(Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.) "domnic fernandes"
jyodom at hotmail.com

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

OTHER VIDEO CLIPS
Clip Bonderam St Mathias2004.
* BONDERAM: A traditional Harvest Festival held on the island of Divar in
Goa. The colourful event was organised on August 22 by St Mathias Sports
Club, Divar.

VASCO POLICES STRIP, SEXUALLY ABUSE FOUR CHILDREN: Even as the State police
department announced the formation of a new child protection unit, it found
itself on the firing line with four of its own officers accused of sexually
and physically abusing four minor street children, including one physically
handicapped teenager. The boys were detained on September 5 on charges of
stealing and were produced before Juvenile Justice Board Judge SD Natekar
for remand. When a social worker visited Apna Ghar on September 6 morning
the children alleged that they were tortured at the police station. (GT)

BOULDERS PARALYSE RAILWAY TRAFFIC: Railway traffic on the South Western
sector was paralysed on September 6 after tracks between Dudhsagar and
Karanzol railway station. The partial cancellation of train services was
likely to continue till 9 September since the heavy downpour had caused
obstruction to restoration works, informed South Western Railway public
relations general manager. (GT)

MPDA TO INCLUDE SALCETE VILLAGES: Apparently ignoring protests from the
local panchayats, the newly-constituted Margao Planning and Development
Authority has virtually ratified the government's move to include 19 Salcete
villages in the body. (H)

MAY BE RECONSIDERED: Apparently stung by criticism and growing opposition to
his government's decision to include a large number of villages in the newly
formed Planning and Development Authorities, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on September 6 indicated that the issue could be "reconsidered" but only
after the code of conduct for the bye-elections in Poinguinim events. (H)

REVENUE FOR COMUNIDADES: There are about 90 comunidades under the South Goa
jurisdiction. Salcete taluka has 40 comunidades, Quepem has 24, while
Sanguem and Canacona talukas have 6 comunidades each. A former president of
one of the comunidades in South Goa, Mr H Fernandes said that Comunidades
get their revenue from the village and are independent self-sustained
autonomous institutions, which manage village governance. However, he
alleged that the revenue drawn by the comunidades has presently stopped with
the introduction of the Tenancy Act by the State government. (Pio Esteves in
NT)

TRIAL RUN OF IFFI MULTIPLEXES: The trial run of three multiplexes at the old
Goa Medical College being constructed for screening movies during IFFI 2004,
will commence from 31 October. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the
trial run is expected to last ten days. New English, Hindi, French and good
movies in other languages will be screened in all three multiplexes to test
the functioning of light sound and air conditioning systems. (GT)

RS.4 CRORE FOR EXPOSITION WORKS: The Core Committee of the Exposition of the
sacred relics of St Francis Xavier on September 6 approved budgetary
estimates of Rs.4.5 crore for various works to be completed for the 45-day
religious event.For sanitation, the estimate drawn by the PWD is to the tune
of Rs.32 lakh. (H)

NO FLATS DESPITE FULL PAYMENT: Are you buying property in Goa? Doing so
without acquiring the title certificate and the nil-encumbrance certificate
on the property would cost you dearly. This has happened to about 24 persons
who paid a builder an average of Rs.4 lakh each and bought flats in Diyana
Holiday Homes at Umtavaddo, Calangute.The builder had mortgaged the property
to the EDC to avail of a loan of Rs.65 lakh before he sold the flats to the
unsuspecting buyers. He took their money but concealed the fact that the
property they were buying was mortgaged. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

TRAIN PASSENGER DRUGGED, ROBBED: Despite many cases of train passengers
being drugged and robbed, rail commuters are still not careful enough. The
latest drugged-and-robbed case occurred on 3 September. A fellow passenger,
who identified himself as Sharma, offered tea to one Shankar Ray from
Mangalore, when the train stopped at the Ratnagiri station. Ray refused the
offer stating that he was a diabetic patient. However, he drank the spiked
beverage after Sharma claimed that the tea was free from sugar. When the
half dizzy Ray woke up in Mangalore, to his horror, he found his suitcase
missing. The suitcase contained gold ornaments and other articles totally
worth Rs.1.28 lakh. (GT)

I-T OFFICIALS RAID BABUSH'S BANGALORE FLAT: A flat in Bangalore belonging to
Town and Country Planning Minister Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate has been
searched by the Income Tax officials. (H)

GEARING UP FOR BRISK BUSINESS: With barely over a month left for tourists to
arrive in Goa, drug peddlers in the country seem to be gearing up to make
brisk business in the State. This seems to have come to light following the
arrest of one Santosh Verghese (33) by Mumbai police on August 31. The
accused was found in possession of brown sugar worth Rs.21 crore, which is
considered to be the biggest haul in the recent past. Police in Mumbai say
Verghese smuggled brown sugar into the country and supplied it to foreign
nationals in Goa. The sale of narcotics increases mainly during the peak
season and during the rave parties held in the corner of North Goa beaches
like Anjuna, Vagator and Arambol.Sometime back a Goa police report pointed
to at least 59 "mysterious deaths" of foreign tourists during 2003-2004.
(Gerard Fernandes in Herald)

LIGHT FADES: While the light emanating from the water under the Tonca-St
Estevam bridge reappeared after a gap of two days, a youth from St Estevam
did the unpredictable by jumping from the bridge and emerging from the water
with what appeared to be a chargeable battery and a bulb, but swam away and
disappeared. (GT)

NGOS VOICE FEAR OVER SAFETY OF KIDS, WOMEN: Goa will continue to remain an
unsafe place for women and children if society does not awaken and make the
government 'Act' against the accused who inflict atrocities on the weaker
sex and the innocent. This view as voiced on September 6 by NGOs and
concerned citizens who met in the capital city (Panjim) to discuss the fate
of women and children in a society where, they alleged, the legislature, the
executive and judiciary were less sympathetic to all woes placed before
them. (H)

AITUC RALLY: All India Trade Union Congress will hold a public rally on
September 8 at 9.30 am in Panjim to draw attention of the government towards
falling investment and shifting of industries out of Goa, according to an
announcement by General s
Secretary of AITUC in Goa, Christopher Fonseca. (H)

SIOLIM CONSUMERS GET ORGANISED: People need to take full benefit of their
consumer rights given to them under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 said
N B
Narvekar, Director of Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, in
his inaugural address at the meeting of the Consumer Cell of the Siolim
Citizens Welfare Committee, held at SFX High School, Siolim. Roland Martins,
Coordinator of GOACAN highlighted the importance of the Consumer Cell in the
village and called upon those present to attend the meetings regularly and
highlight the local consumer issues. He further explained the rights of the
consumers with regards to LPG home delivery, procedures to handle BSNL
telephone complaints and procedures to make Senior Citizens Identity Cards.
The following consumers Romy Martins Agnelo Fernandes Cajie D'Souza Gregory
D'Souza, Lydia Martins and Tanaji Mandrekar volunteered to take on the
immediate task of conducting the LPG cylinder home delivery survey and
awareness drive. (Lira Mendonca, SCWC Secretary)

KHANDOLA PLANT MELA: The Nature Club of Government College, Khandola,
organised their annual Plant Mela and Plant Competition recently. (H)

RANGNEKAR INTERACTS: Eminent management trainer Sharu Rangnekar interacted
with senior managers of Goa Tourism Development Corporation at Miramar
Residency on the theme of "Managing in Tough Times'. Rangnekar is a chemical
engineer and an MBA associated with various multinationals like IBM, Union
Carbide and till his retirement as managing director of Searle (India). (GT)

S P O R T S

SESA FA SCORE: Sesa Football Academy trounced Calangute Association 8-1 in
the GFA Fransa U-18 Cup soccer tournament, at Duler. (H)

G R E E T I N G S
Many Happy Returns of the Day to you CHRISTI A. MENEZES, Kuwait, from
wife Jenefa, new-born son Kenrick, Mom Annie, brother Ossie and
sister-in-law Celestine, brothers Wilbur & Reagan, sister Maria and
brother-in-law Benny, godchild Angie, nephews Shaun, Adam and Aaron, nieces
Alysa and Heloise. (Jenefa - Swiss International jenefa at swissfs.com)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Candolim: ETHELVINA MAXIMIANA SIMOES.
06 Sep: Curchorem: ROY MARIO FERNANDES: husband of Josephina, father of
Dorothy/Janvario, Debra, Denica, Patricia.
06 Sep: Rivona: VITTHAL PREMA PRABHUDESAI: son of Prema/Laxmibai, husband
of Indubala, father of Pushkar.
04 Sep: Arpora: MAHADEV (KALI) VENKATESH GAAD.
06 Sep: Panaji-Neugi Nagar: ROSA MASCARENHAS: daughter of late
Bartolomeu/late Rita, sister/sister-in-law of late Christalina/Glorio,
Liberata/late Natividade, Sebastiana/Mariano.
Saligao-Nig Vaddo: ALEXANDRA VAS E ROSARIO: wife of late Manuel John,
mother of Rena/Adv Noel, late Ophelia/Hubert, Sandra/Walter and Audrey.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1714.7 mm
Weather: No showers today but the weather is very cloudy. It may rain
later in the evening like it did yesterday.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-07 11:08:30 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 07, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Sandleleachi vhoddvik korop iadik mogall korta."
(Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.) "domnic fernandes"
jyodom at hotmail.com

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

OTHER VIDEO CLIPS
Clip Bonderam St Mathias2004.
* BONDERAM: A traditional Harvest Festival held on the island of Divar in
Goa. The colourful event was organised on August 22 by St Mathias Sports
Club, Divar.

VASCO POLICES STRIP, SEXUALLY ABUSE FOUR CHILDREN: Even as the State police
department announced the formation of a new child protection unit, it found
itself on the firing line with four of its own officers accused of sexually
and physically abusing four minor street children, including one physically
handicapped teenager. The boys were detained on September 5 on charges of
stealing and were produced before Juvenile Justice Board Judge SD Natekar
for remand. When a social worker visited Apna Ghar on September 6 morning
the children alleged that they were tortured at the police station. (GT)

BOULDERS PARALYSE RAILWAY TRAFFIC: Railway traffic on the South Western
sector was paralysed on September 6 after tracks between Dudhsagar and
Karanzol railway station. The partial cancellation of train services was
likely to continue till 9 September since the heavy downpour had caused
obstruction to restoration works, informed South Western Railway public
relations general manager. (GT)

MPDA TO INCLUDE SALCETE VILLAGES: Apparently ignoring protests from the
local panchayats, the newly-constituted Margao Planning and Development
Authority has virtually ratified the government's move to include 19 Salcete
villages in the body. (H)

MAY BE RECONSIDERED: Apparently stung by criticism and growing opposition to
his government's decision to include a large number of villages in the newly
formed Planning and Development Authorities, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on September 6 indicated that the issue could be "reconsidered" but only
after the code of conduct for the bye-elections in Poinguinim events. (H)

REVENUE FOR COMUNIDADES: There are about 90 comunidades under the South Goa
jurisdiction. Salcete taluka has 40 comunidades, Quepem has 24, while
Sanguem and Canacona talukas have 6 comunidades each. A former president of
one of the comunidades in South Goa, Mr H Fernandes said that Comunidades
get their revenue from the village and are independent self-sustained
autonomous institutions, which manage village governance. However, he
alleged that the revenue drawn by the comunidades has presently stopped with
the introduction of the Tenancy Act by the State government. (Pio Esteves in
NT)

TRIAL RUN OF IFFI MULTIPLEXES: The trial run of three multiplexes at the old
Goa Medical College being constructed for screening movies during IFFI 2004,
will commence from 31 October. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the
trial run is expected to last ten days. New English, Hindi, French and good
movies in other languages will be screened in all three multiplexes to test
the functioning of light sound and air conditioning systems. (GT)

RS.4 CRORE FOR EXPOSITION WORKS: The Core Committee of the Exposition of the
sacred relics of St Francis Xavier on September 6 approved budgetary
estimates of Rs.4.5 crore for various works to be completed for the 45-day
religious event.For sanitation, the estimate drawn by the PWD is to the tune
of Rs.32 lakh. (H)

NO FLATS DESPITE FULL PAYMENT: Are you buying property in Goa? Doing so
without acquiring the title certificate and the nil-encumbrance certificate
on the property would cost you dearly. This has happened to about 24 persons
who paid a builder an average of Rs.4 lakh each and bought flats in Diyana
Holiday Homes at Umtavaddo, Calangute.The builder had mortgaged the property
to the EDC to avail of a loan of Rs.65 lakh before he sold the flats to the
unsuspecting buyers. He took their money but concealed the fact that the
property they were buying was mortgaged. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

TRAIN PASSENGER DRUGGED, ROBBED: Despite many cases of train passengers
being drugged and robbed, rail commuters are still not careful enough. The
latest drugged-and-robbed case occurred on 3 September. A fellow passenger,
who identified himself as Sharma, offered tea to one Shankar Ray from
Mangalore, when the train stopped at the Ratnagiri station. Ray refused the
offer stating that he was a diabetic patient. However, he drank the spiked
beverage after Sharma claimed that the tea was free from sugar. When the
half dizzy Ray woke up in Mangalore, to his horror, he found his suitcase
missing. The suitcase contained gold ornaments and other articles totally
worth Rs.1.28 lakh. (GT)

I-T OFFICIALS RAID BABUSH'S BANGALORE FLAT: A flat in Bangalore belonging to
Town and Country Planning Minister Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate has been
searched by the Income Tax officials. (H)

GEARING UP FOR BRISK BUSINESS: With barely over a month left for tourists to
arrive in Goa, drug peddlers in the country seem to be gearing up to make
brisk business in the State. This seems to have come to light following the
arrest of one Santosh Verghese (33) by Mumbai police on August 31. The
accused was found in possession of brown sugar worth Rs.21 crore, which is
considered to be the biggest haul in the recent past. Police in Mumbai say
Verghese smuggled brown sugar into the country and supplied it to foreign
nationals in Goa. The sale of narcotics increases mainly during the peak
season and during the rave parties held in the corner of North Goa beaches
like Anjuna, Vagator and Arambol.Sometime back a Goa police report pointed
to at least 59 "mysterious deaths" of foreign tourists during 2003-2004.
(Gerard Fernandes in Herald)

LIGHT FADES: While the light emanating from the water under the Tonca-St
Estevam bridge reappeared after a gap of two days, a youth from St Estevam
did the unpredictable by jumping from the bridge and emerging from the water
with what appeared to be a chargeable battery and a bulb, but swam away and
disappeared. (GT)

NGOS VOICE FEAR OVER SAFETY OF KIDS, WOMEN: Goa will continue to remain an
unsafe place for women and children if society does not awaken and make the
government 'Act' against the accused who inflict atrocities on the weaker
sex and the innocent. This view as voiced on September 6 by NGOs and
concerned citizens who met in the capital city (Panjim) to discuss the fate
of women and children in a society where, they alleged, the legislature, the
executive and judiciary were less sympathetic to all woes placed before
them. (H)

AITUC RALLY: All India Trade Union Congress will hold a public rally on
September 8 at 9.30 am in Panjim to draw attention of the government towards
falling investment and shifting of industries out of Goa, according to an
announcement by General s
Secretary of AITUC in Goa, Christopher Fonseca. (H)

SIOLIM CONSUMERS GET ORGANISED: People need to take full benefit of their
consumer rights given to them under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 said
N B
Narvekar, Director of Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, in
his inaugural address at the meeting of the Consumer Cell of the Siolim
Citizens Welfare Committee, held at SFX High School, Siolim. Roland Martins,
Coordinator of GOACAN highlighted the importance of the Consumer Cell in the
village and called upon those present to attend the meetings regularly and
highlight the local consumer issues. He further explained the rights of the
consumers with regards to LPG home delivery, procedures to handle BSNL
telephone complaints and procedures to make Senior Citizens Identity Cards.
The following consumers Romy Martins Agnelo Fernandes Cajie D'Souza Gregory
D'Souza, Lydia Martins and Tanaji Mandrekar volunteered to take on the
immediate task of conducting the LPG cylinder home delivery survey and
awareness drive. (Lira Mendonca, SCWC Secretary)

KHANDOLA PLANT MELA: The Nature Club of Government College, Khandola,
organised their annual Plant Mela and Plant Competition recently. (H)

RANGNEKAR INTERACTS: Eminent management trainer Sharu Rangnekar interacted
with senior managers of Goa Tourism Development Corporation at Miramar
Residency on the theme of "Managing in Tough Times'. Rangnekar is a chemical
engineer and an MBA associated with various multinationals like IBM, Union
Carbide and till his retirement as managing director of Searle (India). (GT)

S P O R T S

SESA FA SCORE: Sesa Football Academy trounced Calangute Association 8-1 in
the GFA Fransa U-18 Cup soccer tournament, at Duler. (H)

G R E E T I N G S
Many Happy Returns of the Day to you CHRISTI A. MENEZES, Kuwait, from
wife Jenefa, new-born son Kenrick, Mom Annie, brother Ossie and
sister-in-law Celestine, brothers Wilbur & Reagan, sister Maria and
brother-in-law Benny, godchild Angie, nephews Shaun, Adam and Aaron, nieces
Alysa and Heloise. (Jenefa - Swiss International jenefa at swissfs.com)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Candolim: ETHELVINA MAXIMIANA SIMOES.
06 Sep: Curchorem: ROY MARIO FERNANDES: husband of Josephina, father of
Dorothy/Janvario, Debra, Denica, Patricia.
06 Sep: Rivona: VITTHAL PREMA PRABHUDESAI: son of Prema/Laxmibai, husband
of Indubala, father of Pushkar.
04 Sep: Arpora: MAHADEV (KALI) VENKATESH GAAD.
06 Sep: Panaji-Neugi Nagar: ROSA MASCARENHAS: daughter of late
Bartolomeu/late Rita, sister/sister-in-law of late Christalina/Glorio,
Liberata/late Natividade, Sebastiana/Mariano.
Saligao-Nig Vaddo: ALEXANDRA VAS E ROSARIO: wife of late Manuel John,
mother of Rena/Adv Noel, late Ophelia/Hubert, Sandra/Walter and Audrey.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1714.7 mm
Weather: No showers today but the weather is very cloudy. It may rain
later in the evening like it did yesterday.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-07 11:08:30 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 07, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Sandleleachi vhoddvik korop iadik mogall korta."
(Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.) "domnic fernandes"
jyodom at hotmail.com

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

OTHER VIDEO CLIPS
Clip Bonderam St Mathias2004.
* BONDERAM: A traditional Harvest Festival held on the island of Divar in
Goa. The colourful event was organised on August 22 by St Mathias Sports
Club, Divar.

VASCO POLICES STRIP, SEXUALLY ABUSE FOUR CHILDREN: Even as the State police
department announced the formation of a new child protection unit, it found
itself on the firing line with four of its own officers accused of sexually
and physically abusing four minor street children, including one physically
handicapped teenager. The boys were detained on September 5 on charges of
stealing and were produced before Juvenile Justice Board Judge SD Natekar
for remand. When a social worker visited Apna Ghar on September 6 morning
the children alleged that they were tortured at the police station. (GT)

BOULDERS PARALYSE RAILWAY TRAFFIC: Railway traffic on the South Western
sector was paralysed on September 6 after tracks between Dudhsagar and
Karanzol railway station. The partial cancellation of train services was
likely to continue till 9 September since the heavy downpour had caused
obstruction to restoration works, informed South Western Railway public
relations general manager. (GT)

MPDA TO INCLUDE SALCETE VILLAGES: Apparently ignoring protests from the
local panchayats, the newly-constituted Margao Planning and Development
Authority has virtually ratified the government's move to include 19 Salcete
villages in the body. (H)

MAY BE RECONSIDERED: Apparently stung by criticism and growing opposition to
his government's decision to include a large number of villages in the newly
formed Planning and Development Authorities, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on September 6 indicated that the issue could be "reconsidered" but only
after the code of conduct for the bye-elections in Poinguinim events. (H)

REVENUE FOR COMUNIDADES: There are about 90 comunidades under the South Goa
jurisdiction. Salcete taluka has 40 comunidades, Quepem has 24, while
Sanguem and Canacona talukas have 6 comunidades each. A former president of
one of the comunidades in South Goa, Mr H Fernandes said that Comunidades
get their revenue from the village and are independent self-sustained
autonomous institutions, which manage village governance. However, he
alleged that the revenue drawn by the comunidades has presently stopped with
the introduction of the Tenancy Act by the State government. (Pio Esteves in
NT)

TRIAL RUN OF IFFI MULTIPLEXES: The trial run of three multiplexes at the old
Goa Medical College being constructed for screening movies during IFFI 2004,
will commence from 31 October. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the
trial run is expected to last ten days. New English, Hindi, French and good
movies in other languages will be screened in all three multiplexes to test
the functioning of light sound and air conditioning systems. (GT)

RS.4 CRORE FOR EXPOSITION WORKS: The Core Committee of the Exposition of the
sacred relics of St Francis Xavier on September 6 approved budgetary
estimates of Rs.4.5 crore for various works to be completed for the 45-day
religious event.For sanitation, the estimate drawn by the PWD is to the tune
of Rs.32 lakh. (H)

NO FLATS DESPITE FULL PAYMENT: Are you buying property in Goa? Doing so
without acquiring the title certificate and the nil-encumbrance certificate
on the property would cost you dearly. This has happened to about 24 persons
who paid a builder an average of Rs.4 lakh each and bought flats in Diyana
Holiday Homes at Umtavaddo, Calangute.The builder had mortgaged the property
to the EDC to avail of a loan of Rs.65 lakh before he sold the flats to the
unsuspecting buyers. He took their money but concealed the fact that the
property they were buying was mortgaged. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

TRAIN PASSENGER DRUGGED, ROBBED: Despite many cases of train passengers
being drugged and robbed, rail commuters are still not careful enough. The
latest drugged-and-robbed case occurred on 3 September. A fellow passenger,
who identified himself as Sharma, offered tea to one Shankar Ray from
Mangalore, when the train stopped at the Ratnagiri station. Ray refused the
offer stating that he was a diabetic patient. However, he drank the spiked
beverage after Sharma claimed that the tea was free from sugar. When the
half dizzy Ray woke up in Mangalore, to his horror, he found his suitcase
missing. The suitcase contained gold ornaments and other articles totally
worth Rs.1.28 lakh. (GT)

I-T OFFICIALS RAID BABUSH'S BANGALORE FLAT: A flat in Bangalore belonging to
Town and Country Planning Minister Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate has been
searched by the Income Tax officials. (H)

GEARING UP FOR BRISK BUSINESS: With barely over a month left for tourists to
arrive in Goa, drug peddlers in the country seem to be gearing up to make
brisk business in the State. This seems to have come to light following the
arrest of one Santosh Verghese (33) by Mumbai police on August 31. The
accused was found in possession of brown sugar worth Rs.21 crore, which is
considered to be the biggest haul in the recent past. Police in Mumbai say
Verghese smuggled brown sugar into the country and supplied it to foreign
nationals in Goa. The sale of narcotics increases mainly during the peak
season and during the rave parties held in the corner of North Goa beaches
like Anjuna, Vagator and Arambol.Sometime back a Goa police report pointed
to at least 59 "mysterious deaths" of foreign tourists during 2003-2004.
(Gerard Fernandes in Herald)

LIGHT FADES: While the light emanating from the water under the Tonca-St
Estevam bridge reappeared after a gap of two days, a youth from St Estevam
did the unpredictable by jumping from the bridge and emerging from the water
with what appeared to be a chargeable battery and a bulb, but swam away and
disappeared. (GT)

NGOS VOICE FEAR OVER SAFETY OF KIDS, WOMEN: Goa will continue to remain an
unsafe place for women and children if society does not awaken and make the
government 'Act' against the accused who inflict atrocities on the weaker
sex and the innocent. This view as voiced on September 6 by NGOs and
concerned citizens who met in the capital city (Panjim) to discuss the fate
of women and children in a society where, they alleged, the legislature, the
executive and judiciary were less sympathetic to all woes placed before
them. (H)

AITUC RALLY: All India Trade Union Congress will hold a public rally on
September 8 at 9.30 am in Panjim to draw attention of the government towards
falling investment and shifting of industries out of Goa, according to an
announcement by General s
Secretary of AITUC in Goa, Christopher Fonseca. (H)

SIOLIM CONSUMERS GET ORGANISED: People need to take full benefit of their
consumer rights given to them under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 said
N B
Narvekar, Director of Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, in
his inaugural address at the meeting of the Consumer Cell of the Siolim
Citizens Welfare Committee, held at SFX High School, Siolim. Roland Martins,
Coordinator of GOACAN highlighted the importance of the Consumer Cell in the
village and called upon those present to attend the meetings regularly and
highlight the local consumer issues. He further explained the rights of the
consumers with regards to LPG home delivery, procedures to handle BSNL
telephone complaints and procedures to make Senior Citizens Identity Cards.
The following consumers Romy Martins Agnelo Fernandes Cajie D'Souza Gregory
D'Souza, Lydia Martins and Tanaji Mandrekar volunteered to take on the
immediate task of conducting the LPG cylinder home delivery survey and
awareness drive. (Lira Mendonca, SCWC Secretary)

KHANDOLA PLANT MELA: The Nature Club of Government College, Khandola,
organised their annual Plant Mela and Plant Competition recently. (H)

RANGNEKAR INTERACTS: Eminent management trainer Sharu Rangnekar interacted
with senior managers of Goa Tourism Development Corporation at Miramar
Residency on the theme of "Managing in Tough Times'. Rangnekar is a chemical
engineer and an MBA associated with various multinationals like IBM, Union
Carbide and till his retirement as managing director of Searle (India). (GT)

S P O R T S

SESA FA SCORE: Sesa Football Academy trounced Calangute Association 8-1 in
the GFA Fransa U-18 Cup soccer tournament, at Duler. (H)

G R E E T I N G S
Many Happy Returns of the Day to you CHRISTI A. MENEZES, Kuwait, from
wife Jenefa, new-born son Kenrick, Mom Annie, brother Ossie and
sister-in-law Celestine, brothers Wilbur & Reagan, sister Maria and
brother-in-law Benny, godchild Angie, nephews Shaun, Adam and Aaron, nieces
Alysa and Heloise. (Jenefa - Swiss International jenefa at swissfs.com)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Candolim: ETHELVINA MAXIMIANA SIMOES.
06 Sep: Curchorem: ROY MARIO FERNANDES: husband of Josephina, father of
Dorothy/Janvario, Debra, Denica, Patricia.
06 Sep: Rivona: VITTHAL PREMA PRABHUDESAI: son of Prema/Laxmibai, husband
of Indubala, father of Pushkar.
04 Sep: Arpora: MAHADEV (KALI) VENKATESH GAAD.
06 Sep: Panaji-Neugi Nagar: ROSA MASCARENHAS: daughter of late
Bartolomeu/late Rita, sister/sister-in-law of late Christalina/Glorio,
Liberata/late Natividade, Sebastiana/Mariano.
Saligao-Nig Vaddo: ALEXANDRA VAS E ROSARIO: wife of late Manuel John,
mother of Rena/Adv Noel, late Ophelia/Hubert, Sandra/Walter and Audrey.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1714.7 mm
Weather: No showers today but the weather is very cloudy. It may rain
later in the evening like it did yesterday.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-07 11:08:30 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 07, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Sandleleachi vhoddvik korop iadik mogall korta."
(Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.) "domnic fernandes"
jyodom at hotmail.com

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

OTHER VIDEO CLIPS
Clip Bonderam St Mathias2004.
* BONDERAM: A traditional Harvest Festival held on the island of Divar in
Goa. The colourful event was organised on August 22 by St Mathias Sports
Club, Divar.

VASCO POLICES STRIP, SEXUALLY ABUSE FOUR CHILDREN: Even as the State police
department announced the formation of a new child protection unit, it found
itself on the firing line with four of its own officers accused of sexually
and physically abusing four minor street children, including one physically
handicapped teenager. The boys were detained on September 5 on charges of
stealing and were produced before Juvenile Justice Board Judge SD Natekar
for remand. When a social worker visited Apna Ghar on September 6 morning
the children alleged that they were tortured at the police station. (GT)

BOULDERS PARALYSE RAILWAY TRAFFIC: Railway traffic on the South Western
sector was paralysed on September 6 after tracks between Dudhsagar and
Karanzol railway station. The partial cancellation of train services was
likely to continue till 9 September since the heavy downpour had caused
obstruction to restoration works, informed South Western Railway public
relations general manager. (GT)

MPDA TO INCLUDE SALCETE VILLAGES: Apparently ignoring protests from the
local panchayats, the newly-constituted Margao Planning and Development
Authority has virtually ratified the government's move to include 19 Salcete
villages in the body. (H)

MAY BE RECONSIDERED: Apparently stung by criticism and growing opposition to
his government's decision to include a large number of villages in the newly
formed Planning and Development Authorities, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on September 6 indicated that the issue could be "reconsidered" but only
after the code of conduct for the bye-elections in Poinguinim events. (H)

REVENUE FOR COMUNIDADES: There are about 90 comunidades under the South Goa
jurisdiction. Salcete taluka has 40 comunidades, Quepem has 24, while
Sanguem and Canacona talukas have 6 comunidades each. A former president of
one of the comunidades in South Goa, Mr H Fernandes said that Comunidades
get their revenue from the village and are independent self-sustained
autonomous institutions, which manage village governance. However, he
alleged that the revenue drawn by the comunidades has presently stopped with
the introduction of the Tenancy Act by the State government. (Pio Esteves in
NT)

TRIAL RUN OF IFFI MULTIPLEXES: The trial run of three multiplexes at the old
Goa Medical College being constructed for screening movies during IFFI 2004,
will commence from 31 October. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the
trial run is expected to last ten days. New English, Hindi, French and good
movies in other languages will be screened in all three multiplexes to test
the functioning of light sound and air conditioning systems. (GT)

RS.4 CRORE FOR EXPOSITION WORKS: The Core Committee of the Exposition of the
sacred relics of St Francis Xavier on September 6 approved budgetary
estimates of Rs.4.5 crore for various works to be completed for the 45-day
religious event.For sanitation, the estimate drawn by the PWD is to the tune
of Rs.32 lakh. (H)

NO FLATS DESPITE FULL PAYMENT: Are you buying property in Goa? Doing so
without acquiring the title certificate and the nil-encumbrance certificate
on the property would cost you dearly. This has happened to about 24 persons
who paid a builder an average of Rs.4 lakh each and bought flats in Diyana
Holiday Homes at Umtavaddo, Calangute.The builder had mortgaged the property
to the EDC to avail of a loan of Rs.65 lakh before he sold the flats to the
unsuspecting buyers. He took their money but concealed the fact that the
property they were buying was mortgaged. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

TRAIN PASSENGER DRUGGED, ROBBED: Despite many cases of train passengers
being drugged and robbed, rail commuters are still not careful enough. The
latest drugged-and-robbed case occurred on 3 September. A fellow passenger,
who identified himself as Sharma, offered tea to one Shankar Ray from
Mangalore, when the train stopped at the Ratnagiri station. Ray refused the
offer stating that he was a diabetic patient. However, he drank the spiked
beverage after Sharma claimed that the tea was free from sugar. When the
half dizzy Ray woke up in Mangalore, to his horror, he found his suitcase
missing. The suitcase contained gold ornaments and other articles totally
worth Rs.1.28 lakh. (GT)

I-T OFFICIALS RAID BABUSH'S BANGALORE FLAT: A flat in Bangalore belonging to
Town and Country Planning Minister Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate has been
searched by the Income Tax officials. (H)

GEARING UP FOR BRISK BUSINESS: With barely over a month left for tourists to
arrive in Goa, drug peddlers in the country seem to be gearing up to make
brisk business in the State. This seems to have come to light following the
arrest of one Santosh Verghese (33) by Mumbai police on August 31. The
accused was found in possession of brown sugar worth Rs.21 crore, which is
considered to be the biggest haul in the recent past. Police in Mumbai say
Verghese smuggled brown sugar into the country and supplied it to foreign
nationals in Goa. The sale of narcotics increases mainly during the peak
season and during the rave parties held in the corner of North Goa beaches
like Anjuna, Vagator and Arambol.Sometime back a Goa police report pointed
to at least 59 "mysterious deaths" of foreign tourists during 2003-2004.
(Gerard Fernandes in Herald)

LIGHT FADES: While the light emanating from the water under the Tonca-St
Estevam bridge reappeared after a gap of two days, a youth from St Estevam
did the unpredictable by jumping from the bridge and emerging from the water
with what appeared to be a chargeable battery and a bulb, but swam away and
disappeared. (GT)

NGOS VOICE FEAR OVER SAFETY OF KIDS, WOMEN: Goa will continue to remain an
unsafe place for women and children if society does not awaken and make the
government 'Act' against the accused who inflict atrocities on the weaker
sex and the innocent. This view as voiced on September 6 by NGOs and
concerned citizens who met in the capital city (Panjim) to discuss the fate
of women and children in a society where, they alleged, the legislature, the
executive and judiciary were less sympathetic to all woes placed before
them. (H)

AITUC RALLY: All India Trade Union Congress will hold a public rally on
September 8 at 9.30 am in Panjim to draw attention of the government towards
falling investment and shifting of industries out of Goa, according to an
announcement by General s
Secretary of AITUC in Goa, Christopher Fonseca. (H)

SIOLIM CONSUMERS GET ORGANISED: People need to take full benefit of their
consumer rights given to them under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 said
N B
Narvekar, Director of Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, in
his inaugural address at the meeting of the Consumer Cell of the Siolim
Citizens Welfare Committee, held at SFX High School, Siolim. Roland Martins,
Coordinator of GOACAN highlighted the importance of the Consumer Cell in the
village and called upon those present to attend the meetings regularly and
highlight the local consumer issues. He further explained the rights of the
consumers with regards to LPG home delivery, procedures to handle BSNL
telephone complaints and procedures to make Senior Citizens Identity Cards.
The following consumers Romy Martins Agnelo Fernandes Cajie D'Souza Gregory
D'Souza, Lydia Martins and Tanaji Mandrekar volunteered to take on the
immediate task of conducting the LPG cylinder home delivery survey and
awareness drive. (Lira Mendonca, SCWC Secretary)

KHANDOLA PLANT MELA: The Nature Club of Government College, Khandola,
organised their annual Plant Mela and Plant Competition recently. (H)

RANGNEKAR INTERACTS: Eminent management trainer Sharu Rangnekar interacted
with senior managers of Goa Tourism Development Corporation at Miramar
Residency on the theme of "Managing in Tough Times'. Rangnekar is a chemical
engineer and an MBA associated with various multinationals like IBM, Union
Carbide and till his retirement as managing director of Searle (India). (GT)

S P O R T S

SESA FA SCORE: Sesa Football Academy trounced Calangute Association 8-1 in
the GFA Fransa U-18 Cup soccer tournament, at Duler. (H)

G R E E T I N G S
Many Happy Returns of the Day to you CHRISTI A. MENEZES, Kuwait, from
wife Jenefa, new-born son Kenrick, Mom Annie, brother Ossie and
sister-in-law Celestine, brothers Wilbur & Reagan, sister Maria and
brother-in-law Benny, godchild Angie, nephews Shaun, Adam and Aaron, nieces
Alysa and Heloise. (Jenefa - Swiss International jenefa at swissfs.com)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Candolim: ETHELVINA MAXIMIANA SIMOES.
06 Sep: Curchorem: ROY MARIO FERNANDES: husband of Josephina, father of
Dorothy/Janvario, Debra, Denica, Patricia.
06 Sep: Rivona: VITTHAL PREMA PRABHUDESAI: son of Prema/Laxmibai, husband
of Indubala, father of Pushkar.
04 Sep: Arpora: MAHADEV (KALI) VENKATESH GAAD.
06 Sep: Panaji-Neugi Nagar: ROSA MASCARENHAS: daughter of late
Bartolomeu/late Rita, sister/sister-in-law of late Christalina/Glorio,
Liberata/late Natividade, Sebastiana/Mariano.
Saligao-Nig Vaddo: ALEXANDRA VAS E ROSARIO: wife of late Manuel John,
mother of Rena/Adv Noel, late Ophelia/Hubert, Sandra/Walter and Audrey.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1714.7 mm
Weather: No showers today but the weather is very cloudy. It may rain
later in the evening like it did yesterday.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-07 11:08:30 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 07, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Sandleleachi vhoddvik korop iadik mogall korta."
(Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.) "domnic fernandes"
jyodom at hotmail.com

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

OTHER VIDEO CLIPS
Clip Bonderam St Mathias2004.
* BONDERAM: A traditional Harvest Festival held on the island of Divar in
Goa. The colourful event was organised on August 22 by St Mathias Sports
Club, Divar.

VASCO POLICES STRIP, SEXUALLY ABUSE FOUR CHILDREN: Even as the State police
department announced the formation of a new child protection unit, it found
itself on the firing line with four of its own officers accused of sexually
and physically abusing four minor street children, including one physically
handicapped teenager. The boys were detained on September 5 on charges of
stealing and were produced before Juvenile Justice Board Judge SD Natekar
for remand. When a social worker visited Apna Ghar on September 6 morning
the children alleged that they were tortured at the police station. (GT)

BOULDERS PARALYSE RAILWAY TRAFFIC: Railway traffic on the South Western
sector was paralysed on September 6 after tracks between Dudhsagar and
Karanzol railway station. The partial cancellation of train services was
likely to continue till 9 September since the heavy downpour had caused
obstruction to restoration works, informed South Western Railway public
relations general manager. (GT)

MPDA TO INCLUDE SALCETE VILLAGES: Apparently ignoring protests from the
local panchayats, the newly-constituted Margao Planning and Development
Authority has virtually ratified the government's move to include 19 Salcete
villages in the body. (H)

MAY BE RECONSIDERED: Apparently stung by criticism and growing opposition to
his government's decision to include a large number of villages in the newly
formed Planning and Development Authorities, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on September 6 indicated that the issue could be "reconsidered" but only
after the code of conduct for the bye-elections in Poinguinim events. (H)

REVENUE FOR COMUNIDADES: There are about 90 comunidades under the South Goa
jurisdiction. Salcete taluka has 40 comunidades, Quepem has 24, while
Sanguem and Canacona talukas have 6 comunidades each. A former president of
one of the comunidades in South Goa, Mr H Fernandes said that Comunidades
get their revenue from the village and are independent self-sustained
autonomous institutions, which manage village governance. However, he
alleged that the revenue drawn by the comunidades has presently stopped with
the introduction of the Tenancy Act by the State government. (Pio Esteves in
NT)

TRIAL RUN OF IFFI MULTIPLEXES: The trial run of three multiplexes at the old
Goa Medical College being constructed for screening movies during IFFI 2004,
will commence from 31 October. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the
trial run is expected to last ten days. New English, Hindi, French and good
movies in other languages will be screened in all three multiplexes to test
the functioning of light sound and air conditioning systems. (GT)

RS.4 CRORE FOR EXPOSITION WORKS: The Core Committee of the Exposition of the
sacred relics of St Francis Xavier on September 6 approved budgetary
estimates of Rs.4.5 crore for various works to be completed for the 45-day
religious event.For sanitation, the estimate drawn by the PWD is to the tune
of Rs.32 lakh. (H)

NO FLATS DESPITE FULL PAYMENT: Are you buying property in Goa? Doing so
without acquiring the title certificate and the nil-encumbrance certificate
on the property would cost you dearly. This has happened to about 24 persons
who paid a builder an average of Rs.4 lakh each and bought flats in Diyana
Holiday Homes at Umtavaddo, Calangute.The builder had mortgaged the property
to the EDC to avail of a loan of Rs.65 lakh before he sold the flats to the
unsuspecting buyers. He took their money but concealed the fact that the
property they were buying was mortgaged. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

TRAIN PASSENGER DRUGGED, ROBBED: Despite many cases of train passengers
being drugged and robbed, rail commuters are still not careful enough. The
latest drugged-and-robbed case occurred on 3 September. A fellow passenger,
who identified himself as Sharma, offered tea to one Shankar Ray from
Mangalore, when the train stopped at the Ratnagiri station. Ray refused the
offer stating that he was a diabetic patient. However, he drank the spiked
beverage after Sharma claimed that the tea was free from sugar. When the
half dizzy Ray woke up in Mangalore, to his horror, he found his suitcase
missing. The suitcase contained gold ornaments and other articles totally
worth Rs.1.28 lakh. (GT)

I-T OFFICIALS RAID BABUSH'S BANGALORE FLAT: A flat in Bangalore belonging to
Town and Country Planning Minister Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate has been
searched by the Income Tax officials. (H)

GEARING UP FOR BRISK BUSINESS: With barely over a month left for tourists to
arrive in Goa, drug peddlers in the country seem to be gearing up to make
brisk business in the State. This seems to have come to light following the
arrest of one Santosh Verghese (33) by Mumbai police on August 31. The
accused was found in possession of brown sugar worth Rs.21 crore, which is
considered to be the biggest haul in the recent past. Police in Mumbai say
Verghese smuggled brown sugar into the country and supplied it to foreign
nationals in Goa. The sale of narcotics increases mainly during the peak
season and during the rave parties held in the corner of North Goa beaches
like Anjuna, Vagator and Arambol.Sometime back a Goa police report pointed
to at least 59 "mysterious deaths" of foreign tourists during 2003-2004.
(Gerard Fernandes in Herald)

LIGHT FADES: While the light emanating from the water under the Tonca-St
Estevam bridge reappeared after a gap of two days, a youth from St Estevam
did the unpredictable by jumping from the bridge and emerging from the water
with what appeared to be a chargeable battery and a bulb, but swam away and
disappeared. (GT)

NGOS VOICE FEAR OVER SAFETY OF KIDS, WOMEN: Goa will continue to remain an
unsafe place for women and children if society does not awaken and make the
government 'Act' against the accused who inflict atrocities on the weaker
sex and the innocent. This view as voiced on September 6 by NGOs and
concerned citizens who met in the capital city (Panjim) to discuss the fate
of women and children in a society where, they alleged, the legislature, the
executive and judiciary were less sympathetic to all woes placed before
them. (H)

AITUC RALLY: All India Trade Union Congress will hold a public rally on
September 8 at 9.30 am in Panjim to draw attention of the government towards
falling investment and shifting of industries out of Goa, according to an
announcement by General s
Secretary of AITUC in Goa, Christopher Fonseca. (H)

SIOLIM CONSUMERS GET ORGANISED: People need to take full benefit of their
consumer rights given to them under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 said
N B
Narvekar, Director of Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, in
his inaugural address at the meeting of the Consumer Cell of the Siolim
Citizens Welfare Committee, held at SFX High School, Siolim. Roland Martins,
Coordinator of GOACAN highlighted the importance of the Consumer Cell in the
village and called upon those present to attend the meetings regularly and
highlight the local consumer issues. He further explained the rights of the
consumers with regards to LPG home delivery, procedures to handle BSNL
telephone complaints and procedures to make Senior Citizens Identity Cards.
The following consumers Romy Martins Agnelo Fernandes Cajie D'Souza Gregory
D'Souza, Lydia Martins and Tanaji Mandrekar volunteered to take on the
immediate task of conducting the LPG cylinder home delivery survey and
awareness drive. (Lira Mendonca, SCWC Secretary)

KHANDOLA PLANT MELA: The Nature Club of Government College, Khandola,
organised their annual Plant Mela and Plant Competition recently. (H)

RANGNEKAR INTERACTS: Eminent management trainer Sharu Rangnekar interacted
with senior managers of Goa Tourism Development Corporation at Miramar
Residency on the theme of "Managing in Tough Times'. Rangnekar is a chemical
engineer and an MBA associated with various multinationals like IBM, Union
Carbide and till his retirement as managing director of Searle (India). (GT)

S P O R T S

SESA FA SCORE: Sesa Football Academy trounced Calangute Association 8-1 in
the GFA Fransa U-18 Cup soccer tournament, at Duler. (H)

G R E E T I N G S
Many Happy Returns of the Day to you CHRISTI A. MENEZES, Kuwait, from
wife Jenefa, new-born son Kenrick, Mom Annie, brother Ossie and
sister-in-law Celestine, brothers Wilbur & Reagan, sister Maria and
brother-in-law Benny, godchild Angie, nephews Shaun, Adam and Aaron, nieces
Alysa and Heloise. (Jenefa - Swiss International jenefa at swissfs.com)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Candolim: ETHELVINA MAXIMIANA SIMOES.
06 Sep: Curchorem: ROY MARIO FERNANDES: husband of Josephina, father of
Dorothy/Janvario, Debra, Denica, Patricia.
06 Sep: Rivona: VITTHAL PREMA PRABHUDESAI: son of Prema/Laxmibai, husband
of Indubala, father of Pushkar.
04 Sep: Arpora: MAHADEV (KALI) VENKATESH GAAD.
06 Sep: Panaji-Neugi Nagar: ROSA MASCARENHAS: daughter of late
Bartolomeu/late Rita, sister/sister-in-law of late Christalina/Glorio,
Liberata/late Natividade, Sebastiana/Mariano.
Saligao-Nig Vaddo: ALEXANDRA VAS E ROSARIO: wife of late Manuel John,
mother of Rena/Adv Noel, late Ophelia/Hubert, Sandra/Walter and Audrey.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1714.7 mm
Weather: No showers today but the weather is very cloudy. It may rain
later in the evening like it did yesterday.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-07 11:08:30 UTC
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* BONDERAM: A traditional Harvest Festival held on the island of Divar in
Goa. The colourful event was organised on August 22 by St Mathias Sports
Club, Divar.

VASCO POLICES STRIP, SEXUALLY ABUSE FOUR CHILDREN: Even as the State police
department announced the formation of a new child protection unit, it found
itself on the firing line with four of its own officers accused of sexually
and physically abusing four minor street children, including one physically
handicapped teenager. The boys were detained on September 5 on charges of
stealing and were produced before Juvenile Justice Board Judge SD Natekar
for remand. When a social worker visited Apna Ghar on September 6 morning
the children alleged that they were tortured at the police station. (GT)

BOULDERS PARALYSE RAILWAY TRAFFIC: Railway traffic on the South Western
sector was paralysed on September 6 after tracks between Dudhsagar and
Karanzol railway station. The partial cancellation of train services was
likely to continue till 9 September since the heavy downpour had caused
obstruction to restoration works, informed South Western Railway public
relations general manager. (GT)

MPDA TO INCLUDE SALCETE VILLAGES: Apparently ignoring protests from the
local panchayats, the newly-constituted Margao Planning and Development
Authority has virtually ratified the government's move to include 19 Salcete
villages in the body. (H)

MAY BE RECONSIDERED: Apparently stung by criticism and growing opposition to
his government's decision to include a large number of villages in the newly
formed Planning and Development Authorities, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on September 6 indicated that the issue could be "reconsidered" but only
after the code of conduct for the bye-elections in Poinguinim events. (H)

REVENUE FOR COMUNIDADES: There are about 90 comunidades under the South Goa
jurisdiction. Salcete taluka has 40 comunidades, Quepem has 24, while
Sanguem and Canacona talukas have 6 comunidades each. A former president of
one of the comunidades in South Goa, Mr H Fernandes said that Comunidades
get their revenue from the village and are independent self-sustained
autonomous institutions, which manage village governance. However, he
alleged that the revenue drawn by the comunidades has presently stopped with
the introduction of the Tenancy Act by the State government. (Pio Esteves in
NT)

TRIAL RUN OF IFFI MULTIPLEXES: The trial run of three multiplexes at the old
Goa Medical College being constructed for screening movies during IFFI 2004,
will commence from 31 October. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the
trial run is expected to last ten days. New English, Hindi, French and good
movies in other languages will be screened in all three multiplexes to test
the functioning of light sound and air conditioning systems. (GT)

RS.4 CRORE FOR EXPOSITION WORKS: The Core Committee of the Exposition of the
sacred relics of St Francis Xavier on September 6 approved budgetary
estimates of Rs.4.5 crore for various works to be completed for the 45-day
religious event.For sanitation, the estimate drawn by the PWD is to the tune
of Rs.32 lakh. (H)

NO FLATS DESPITE FULL PAYMENT: Are you buying property in Goa? Doing so
without acquiring the title certificate and the nil-encumbrance certificate
on the property would cost you dearly. This has happened to about 24 persons
who paid a builder an average of Rs.4 lakh each and bought flats in Diyana
Holiday Homes at Umtavaddo, Calangute.The builder had mortgaged the property
to the EDC to avail of a loan of Rs.65 lakh before he sold the flats to the
unsuspecting buyers. He took their money but concealed the fact that the
property they were buying was mortgaged. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

TRAIN PASSENGER DRUGGED, ROBBED: Despite many cases of train passengers
being drugged and robbed, rail commuters are still not careful enough. The
latest drugged-and-robbed case occurred on 3 September. A fellow passenger,
who identified himself as Sharma, offered tea to one Shankar Ray from
Mangalore, when the train stopped at the Ratnagiri station. Ray refused the
offer stating that he was a diabetic patient. However, he drank the spiked
beverage after Sharma claimed that the tea was free from sugar. When the
half dizzy Ray woke up in Mangalore, to his horror, he found his suitcase
missing. The suitcase contained gold ornaments and other articles totally
worth Rs.1.28 lakh. (GT)

I-T OFFICIALS RAID BABUSH'S BANGALORE FLAT: A flat in Bangalore belonging to
Town and Country Planning Minister Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate has been
searched by the Income Tax officials. (H)

GEARING UP FOR BRISK BUSINESS: With barely over a month left for tourists to
arrive in Goa, drug peddlers in the country seem to be gearing up to make
brisk business in the State. This seems to have come to light following the
arrest of one Santosh Verghese (33) by Mumbai police on August 31. The
accused was found in possession of brown sugar worth Rs.21 crore, which is
considered to be the biggest haul in the recent past. Police in Mumbai say
Verghese smuggled brown sugar into the country and supplied it to foreign
nationals in Goa. The sale of narcotics increases mainly during the peak
season and during the rave parties held in the corner of North Goa beaches
like Anjuna, Vagator and Arambol.Sometime back a Goa police report pointed
to at least 59 "mysterious deaths" of foreign tourists during 2003-2004.
(Gerard Fernandes in Herald)

LIGHT FADES: While the light emanating from the water under the Tonca-St
Estevam bridge reappeared after a gap of two days, a youth from St Estevam
did the unpredictable by jumping from the bridge and emerging from the water
with what appeared to be a chargeable battery and a bulb, but swam away and
disappeared. (GT)

NGOS VOICE FEAR OVER SAFETY OF KIDS, WOMEN: Goa will continue to remain an
unsafe place for women and children if society does not awaken and make the
government 'Act' against the accused who inflict atrocities on the weaker
sex and the innocent. This view as voiced on September 6 by NGOs and
concerned citizens who met in the capital city (Panjim) to discuss the fate
of women and children in a society where, they alleged, the legislature, the
executive and judiciary were less sympathetic to all woes placed before
them. (H)

AITUC RALLY: All India Trade Union Congress will hold a public rally on
September 8 at 9.30 am in Panjim to draw attention of the government towards
falling investment and shifting of industries out of Goa, according to an
announcement by General s
Secretary of AITUC in Goa, Christopher Fonseca. (H)

SIOLIM CONSUMERS GET ORGANISED: People need to take full benefit of their
consumer rights given to them under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 said
N B
Narvekar, Director of Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, in
his inaugural address at the meeting of the Consumer Cell of the Siolim
Citizens Welfare Committee, held at SFX High School, Siolim. Roland Martins,
Coordinator of GOACAN highlighted the importance of the Consumer Cell in the
village and called upon those present to attend the meetings regularly and
highlight the local consumer issues. He further explained the rights of the
consumers with regards to LPG home delivery, procedures to handle BSNL
telephone complaints and procedures to make Senior Citizens Identity Cards.
The following consumers Romy Martins Agnelo Fernandes Cajie D'Souza Gregory
D'Souza, Lydia Martins and Tanaji Mandrekar volunteered to take on the
immediate task of conducting the LPG cylinder home delivery survey and
awareness drive. (Lira Mendonca, SCWC Secretary)

KHANDOLA PLANT MELA: The Nature Club of Government College, Khandola,
organised their annual Plant Mela and Plant Competition recently. (H)

RANGNEKAR INTERACTS: Eminent management trainer Sharu Rangnekar interacted
with senior managers of Goa Tourism Development Corporation at Miramar
Residency on the theme of "Managing in Tough Times'. Rangnekar is a chemical
engineer and an MBA associated with various multinationals like IBM, Union
Carbide and till his retirement as managing director of Searle (India). (GT)

S P O R T S

SESA FA SCORE: Sesa Football Academy trounced Calangute Association 8-1 in
the GFA Fransa U-18 Cup soccer tournament, at Duler. (H)

G R E E T I N G S
Many Happy Returns of the Day to you CHRISTI A. MENEZES, Kuwait, from
wife Jenefa, new-born son Kenrick, Mom Annie, brother Ossie and
sister-in-law Celestine, brothers Wilbur & Reagan, sister Maria and
brother-in-law Benny, godchild Angie, nephews Shaun, Adam and Aaron, nieces
Alysa and Heloise. (Jenefa - Swiss International jenefa at swissfs.com)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Candolim: ETHELVINA MAXIMIANA SIMOES.
06 Sep: Curchorem: ROY MARIO FERNANDES: husband of Josephina, father of
Dorothy/Janvario, Debra, Denica, Patricia.
06 Sep: Rivona: VITTHAL PREMA PRABHUDESAI: son of Prema/Laxmibai, husband
of Indubala, father of Pushkar.
04 Sep: Arpora: MAHADEV (KALI) VENKATESH GAAD.
06 Sep: Panaji-Neugi Nagar: ROSA MASCARENHAS: daughter of late
Bartolomeu/late Rita, sister/sister-in-law of late Christalina/Glorio,
Liberata/late Natividade, Sebastiana/Mariano.
Saligao-Nig Vaddo: ALEXANDRA VAS E ROSARIO: wife of late Manuel John,
mother of Rena/Adv Noel, late Ophelia/Hubert, Sandra/Walter and Audrey.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1714.7 mm
Weather: No showers today but the weather is very cloudy. It may rain
later in the evening like it did yesterday.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.

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