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[Goanet] 23 APR 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-23 09:28:04 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 23, 2003

PROBE SMACKS OF PARTIALITY: The Judicial Magistrate First Class, Panjim,
has stated that the investigation carried out in the exam paper leakage
scam "smacks of partiality" and that there was no investigation done
against any employee of the Board. He also stated that the investigation
officer should now "concentrate" on the investigation of the Board side.
"It is not known why the investigation is not focusing on the teachers, who
set the question papers of maths and geography, as per names disclosed by
the secretaries of the Goa Board," he has stated in his order. (H)

JUDICIAL PROBE: CM Manohar Parrikar yesterday agreed to a judicial inquiry
into the SSCE paper leakage episode, though he said the government "did not
feel the need for one". "I am agreeing to a judicial inquiry only because
an honourable member like Jitendra Deshprabhu has made a demand for it," Mr
Parrikar said while replying to a debate on the demands for grants
pertaining to education. (H)

PARRIKAR DEFENDS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said two rounds for
selecting a candidate for the post of Director of Education had not yielded
result. Parrying strong criticism from Opposition members over the move to
relax the qualifying norm for the post from a second class in Masters
degree to just a pass class, he said it had been done to widen the scope
for the choice of a candidate. Not many have realized that the post calls
for administrative abilities and civil services officer, who is a good
manager, is a better alternative could be considered for a short period. (GT)

SCHEMES FOR EDUCATIONAL BODIES: A proposal to extend toilet and basic
facilities to schools and other institutions within a year, formation of
the State Education Development Corporation and extension of the cyberage
scheme to Polytechnic and engineering students were some of the schemes
announced by CM Manohar Parrikar yesterday, while replying to the debate on
demand for grants to education. (GT)

BPL DOORS NOW WIDE OPEN! Owning a TV set or a refrigerator or other
durables no longer make one ineligible for inclusion under the BPL (Below
Poverty Line) category during the ongoing Survey. Income has not been
included in the list of scorable items. The reason being the present method
assesses the poor based on "relative deprivations" and not on the previous
income expenditure criteria. As per the 1997 census, a total of 23,301
families were identified as falling under BPL category, of which 5874
families hailed from South Goa. (H)

BOY HANGS TO DEATH OVER MARRIAGE JOKE: In a peculiar case, a 15-year-old
boy, Jaganath P Harijan of Panchwadda in Maina-Curtorim, alleged ended his
life by hanging himself to a rafter, after learning that his parents had
jokingly discussed about his marriage. (H)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS: A 30-year-old woman having two minor children and hailing
from the labour class, succumbed to burn injuries. The woman had sustained
90 pr cent burn injuries from flames of the cooking stove. (H)

RIDER SUCCUMBS: Gurunath Amonkar, a 37-year-old motorcycle rider from
Porvorim, succumbed to injuries, after he was involved in a self-inflicted
accident. Gurunath was proceeding on his motorcycle from Panjim towards
Mapusa on April 6 when he rammed into the road divider near Sai Service. (H)

"US MAY ATTACK INDIA": "India could be a target for an attack by the US as
it possesses weapons of mass destruction," said VA Pai Panandiker, former
president of Centre for Policy Research New Delhi. Speaking at an
interactive session on "India and the Iraq War", Panandikar said that the
statement of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, "Iraq war is a warning to both India
and Pakistan", is an indication, that US would not let anything stop in its
objective of restructuring global power equation with or without United
Nations. He said that as India also possess WMD, war against it by the US
cannot be ruled out, but he does not foresee it being the next target.
Panandikar said that the immediate targets would be Syria, Iran, Saudi
Arabia and Pakistan. (GT)

REWARD FOR INFORMANT OF ANGANA'S KILLER: The Goa police department has
announced a reward of Rs.10,000 to the informant providing valuable
information regarding the culprit's involvement in the killing of Angana
Shirodkar, a teacher due to acid throwing. The informant's identity will
also be strictly kept secret, if desired. (GT)

BAIL PLEAS REJECTED: The North Goa District and Sessions Court, Panaji,
yesterday rejected the anticipatory bail application of owner and the
operator of the ill-fated canoe which capsized off Anjuna killing nine
persons on 15 April. (GT)

TO TACKLE POWER FAILURE: The Power department engineers have been directed
to prepare estimates for generator sets to be used for street and house
lights in Sattari taluka in view of frequent power failures. During the
three months between January and March 2003, there were 26 trippings in
Sattari totaling 21.19 hours of blackout. (GT)

UNDERGROUND CABLING FOR FIVE CITIES: The five citiesPanjim, Margao, Mapusa,
Vasco and Pondawould get priority in the first phase of underground
electric cabling informed Minister for Power Mr Digamber Kamat in a reply
to a question posed by Vasco MLA Rajendrta Arelekar. (H)

VEGETABLE PRICES SOAR: The all India truckers' strike has hit Goa badly as
vegetable prices have shot up drastically in the last few days. The prices
of vegetables like cauliflower, tomato, capsicum as well as fruits have
touched all time high. Tomatoes are sold at Rs.24 per kg, cauliflower 25
per kg, carrot Rs.24 per kg, onions Rs.16 per kg and potatoes Rs.14 per kg
while Simla mirchi is Rs.40 per kg. (H)

COAL POLLUTION: Dy chairman of MPT C Venkatchalam convened an urgent
meeting of concerned heads of departments and senior officials of MPT to
discuss the problem of coal pollution in Vasco. (GT)

CURCHOREM ORE POLLUTION: The solution to the ore dust air pollution at
Curchorem is very much in sight and the government is confidant of
resolving it within three months from now, said Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar yesterday. (GT)

EDUARDO AGAINST MONSANTO-MAHYCO SEEDS: Rajya Sabha MP, Eduardo Faleiro, has
urged the NDA Government to prevent Monsanto from marketing its genetically
modified agricultural seeds and products in this country with immediate
effect as the crop failed in its performance and expectations. Speaking in
the Parliament, Faleiro also demanded that the company should be directed
to pay compensation to the farmers. (H)

HOME FOR STREET KIDS: "Asha Deep", a night shelter and day-care unit for
street-children, a project of El-Shaddai Charitable Trust founded by Anita
Edgar and Matthew Kurian, will be inaugurated today in Panaji, at 5.30 pm
by Dy Inspector General of Police Karnal Singh, at Akbarally building,
opposite Junta House. "Asha Deep" will provide shelter, food and security
for children who work in the streets, along with medical aid. These
children will be provided with a place to sleep, with facilities for
bathing, washing, recreation and non-formal education. (GT)

ASSAGAO PHONES: All the telephone lines in Assagao were dead since early
morning putting the village folk to a lot of inconvenience. However, the
telephone have come back to life at about 2.45 pm.

MEETING WITH DR PATTED: According to an email message received by us from
"Swati Sundareswaran" iamswati at hotmail.com, you can have an exclusive
one-on-one meeting with Dr. Suresh V. Patted, Interventional Cardiologist,
KLES Heart Foundation and Medical Research Center, Belgaum. Dr. Patted who
has more than a decade's experience, is a renowned cardiologist in the
country. He has performed many a life saving operations. He is also a
Professor of Cardiology at Belgaum's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. Dr.
Patted would be in Goa on the 28 and 29 April. For appointment Phone: 2437001.

S P O R T S

DEMPO TROUNCE HALL: It was a totally one-sided affair, Dempo SC, Goa,
slammed four goals past a hapless HAL, Bangalore, while conceding a penalty
goal for a 4-1 verdict in the OIL PSU NFL tie in Bangalore yesterday. (GT)

OTHER FOOTBALL RESULTS: Sangolda Lightning scored a comfortable 4-1 victory
over Xetrapal SC to move into the next round of the Pilerne Panchayat Cup
football tournament at Maddanim grounds. Benny XI, Mapusa, stunned Raitura
SC, Raia, 6-5 via tie-breaker to enter the quarter-finals of the Arpora Cup
soccer tournament at Salt Lake Grounds, Arpora, yesterday. (GT) CRC
Chinchinim defeated fancied Parish Youth, Nuvem, by a solitary in the St
Lawrence Panchayat soccer finals at Agassaim. (H)

D E A T H
19 Apr: Macasana: JOSE CAETANO DA COSTA, husband of Clementina, father
of Joaquim, Peter, Velzira.
22 Apr: Agassaim: SHAIKH SHARIFA BI, mother of Kasim, late Ibrahim,
Hussain, Daud, Rehman, Hasan, Amina, Aiza, Kulsum, Zaitum, Fatima, Salima
and Alima.
22 Apr: Ponda: FRANCISCO PEREIRA, husband of Carmelina, father of
Elsy/John, Violet/Henry, Edwin/Leticia and Elvis.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 32.4 deg C (90.3 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 35.0 deg C, Humidity: 56% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright to cloudy skies this morning in Goa. There was a slight
drizzle in some parts of Goa yesterday evening around 9.00 pm.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-23 09:28:04 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 23, 2003

PROBE SMACKS OF PARTIALITY: The Judicial Magistrate First Class, Panjim,
has stated that the investigation carried out in the exam paper leakage
scam "smacks of partiality" and that there was no investigation done
against any employee of the Board. He also stated that the investigation
officer should now "concentrate" on the investigation of the Board side.
"It is not known why the investigation is not focusing on the teachers, who
set the question papers of maths and geography, as per names disclosed by
the secretaries of the Goa Board," he has stated in his order. (H)

JUDICIAL PROBE: CM Manohar Parrikar yesterday agreed to a judicial inquiry
into the SSCE paper leakage episode, though he said the government "did not
feel the need for one". "I am agreeing to a judicial inquiry only because
an honourable member like Jitendra Deshprabhu has made a demand for it," Mr
Parrikar said while replying to a debate on the demands for grants
pertaining to education. (H)

PARRIKAR DEFENDS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said two rounds for
selecting a candidate for the post of Director of Education had not yielded
result. Parrying strong criticism from Opposition members over the move to
relax the qualifying norm for the post from a second class in Masters
degree to just a pass class, he said it had been done to widen the scope
for the choice of a candidate. Not many have realized that the post calls
for administrative abilities and civil services officer, who is a good
manager, is a better alternative could be considered for a short period. (GT)

SCHEMES FOR EDUCATIONAL BODIES: A proposal to extend toilet and basic
facilities to schools and other institutions within a year, formation of
the State Education Development Corporation and extension of the cyberage
scheme to Polytechnic and engineering students were some of the schemes
announced by CM Manohar Parrikar yesterday, while replying to the debate on
demand for grants to education. (GT)

BPL DOORS NOW WIDE OPEN! Owning a TV set or a refrigerator or other
durables no longer make one ineligible for inclusion under the BPL (Below
Poverty Line) category during the ongoing Survey. Income has not been
included in the list of scorable items. The reason being the present method
assesses the poor based on "relative deprivations" and not on the previous
income expenditure criteria. As per the 1997 census, a total of 23,301
families were identified as falling under BPL category, of which 5874
families hailed from South Goa. (H)

BOY HANGS TO DEATH OVER MARRIAGE JOKE: In a peculiar case, a 15-year-old
boy, Jaganath P Harijan of Panchwadda in Maina-Curtorim, alleged ended his
life by hanging himself to a rafter, after learning that his parents had
jokingly discussed about his marriage. (H)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS: A 30-year-old woman having two minor children and hailing
from the labour class, succumbed to burn injuries. The woman had sustained
90 pr cent burn injuries from flames of the cooking stove. (H)

RIDER SUCCUMBS: Gurunath Amonkar, a 37-year-old motorcycle rider from
Porvorim, succumbed to injuries, after he was involved in a self-inflicted
accident. Gurunath was proceeding on his motorcycle from Panjim towards
Mapusa on April 6 when he rammed into the road divider near Sai Service. (H)

"US MAY ATTACK INDIA": "India could be a target for an attack by the US as
it possesses weapons of mass destruction," said VA Pai Panandiker, former
president of Centre for Policy Research New Delhi. Speaking at an
interactive session on "India and the Iraq War", Panandikar said that the
statement of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, "Iraq war is a warning to both India
and Pakistan", is an indication, that US would not let anything stop in its
objective of restructuring global power equation with or without United
Nations. He said that as India also possess WMD, war against it by the US
cannot be ruled out, but he does not foresee it being the next target.
Panandikar said that the immediate targets would be Syria, Iran, Saudi
Arabia and Pakistan. (GT)

REWARD FOR INFORMANT OF ANGANA'S KILLER: The Goa police department has
announced a reward of Rs.10,000 to the informant providing valuable
information regarding the culprit's involvement in the killing of Angana
Shirodkar, a teacher due to acid throwing. The informant's identity will
also be strictly kept secret, if desired. (GT)

BAIL PLEAS REJECTED: The North Goa District and Sessions Court, Panaji,
yesterday rejected the anticipatory bail application of owner and the
operator of the ill-fated canoe which capsized off Anjuna killing nine
persons on 15 April. (GT)

TO TACKLE POWER FAILURE: The Power department engineers have been directed
to prepare estimates for generator sets to be used for street and house
lights in Sattari taluka in view of frequent power failures. During the
three months between January and March 2003, there were 26 trippings in
Sattari totaling 21.19 hours of blackout. (GT)

UNDERGROUND CABLING FOR FIVE CITIES: The five citiesPanjim, Margao, Mapusa,
Vasco and Pondawould get priority in the first phase of underground
electric cabling informed Minister for Power Mr Digamber Kamat in a reply
to a question posed by Vasco MLA Rajendrta Arelekar. (H)

VEGETABLE PRICES SOAR: The all India truckers' strike has hit Goa badly as
vegetable prices have shot up drastically in the last few days. The prices
of vegetables like cauliflower, tomato, capsicum as well as fruits have
touched all time high. Tomatoes are sold at Rs.24 per kg, cauliflower 25
per kg, carrot Rs.24 per kg, onions Rs.16 per kg and potatoes Rs.14 per kg
while Simla mirchi is Rs.40 per kg. (H)

COAL POLLUTION: Dy chairman of MPT C Venkatchalam convened an urgent
meeting of concerned heads of departments and senior officials of MPT to
discuss the problem of coal pollution in Vasco. (GT)

CURCHOREM ORE POLLUTION: The solution to the ore dust air pollution at
Curchorem is very much in sight and the government is confidant of
resolving it within three months from now, said Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar yesterday. (GT)

EDUARDO AGAINST MONSANTO-MAHYCO SEEDS: Rajya Sabha MP, Eduardo Faleiro, has
urged the NDA Government to prevent Monsanto from marketing its genetically
modified agricultural seeds and products in this country with immediate
effect as the crop failed in its performance and expectations. Speaking in
the Parliament, Faleiro also demanded that the company should be directed
to pay compensation to the farmers. (H)

HOME FOR STREET KIDS: "Asha Deep", a night shelter and day-care unit for
street-children, a project of El-Shaddai Charitable Trust founded by Anita
Edgar and Matthew Kurian, will be inaugurated today in Panaji, at 5.30 pm
by Dy Inspector General of Police Karnal Singh, at Akbarally building,
opposite Junta House. "Asha Deep" will provide shelter, food and security
for children who work in the streets, along with medical aid. These
children will be provided with a place to sleep, with facilities for
bathing, washing, recreation and non-formal education. (GT)

ASSAGAO PHONES: All the telephone lines in Assagao were dead since early
morning putting the village folk to a lot of inconvenience. However, the
telephone have come back to life at about 2.45 pm.

MEETING WITH DR PATTED: According to an email message received by us from
"Swati Sundareswaran" iamswati at hotmail.com, you can have an exclusive
one-on-one meeting with Dr. Suresh V. Patted, Interventional Cardiologist,
KLES Heart Foundation and Medical Research Center, Belgaum. Dr. Patted who
has more than a decade's experience, is a renowned cardiologist in the
country. He has performed many a life saving operations. He is also a
Professor of Cardiology at Belgaum's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. Dr.
Patted would be in Goa on the 28 and 29 April. For appointment Phone: 2437001.

S P O R T S

DEMPO TROUNCE HALL: It was a totally one-sided affair, Dempo SC, Goa,
slammed four goals past a hapless HAL, Bangalore, while conceding a penalty
goal for a 4-1 verdict in the OIL PSU NFL tie in Bangalore yesterday. (GT)

OTHER FOOTBALL RESULTS: Sangolda Lightning scored a comfortable 4-1 victory
over Xetrapal SC to move into the next round of the Pilerne Panchayat Cup
football tournament at Maddanim grounds. Benny XI, Mapusa, stunned Raitura
SC, Raia, 6-5 via tie-breaker to enter the quarter-finals of the Arpora Cup
soccer tournament at Salt Lake Grounds, Arpora, yesterday. (GT) CRC
Chinchinim defeated fancied Parish Youth, Nuvem, by a solitary in the St
Lawrence Panchayat soccer finals at Agassaim. (H)

D E A T H
19 Apr: Macasana: JOSE CAETANO DA COSTA, husband of Clementina, father
of Joaquim, Peter, Velzira.
22 Apr: Agassaim: SHAIKH SHARIFA BI, mother of Kasim, late Ibrahim,
Hussain, Daud, Rehman, Hasan, Amina, Aiza, Kulsum, Zaitum, Fatima, Salima
and Alima.
22 Apr: Ponda: FRANCISCO PEREIRA, husband of Carmelina, father of
Elsy/John, Violet/Henry, Edwin/Leticia and Elvis.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 32.4 deg C (90.3 deg F) at 10.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 35.0 deg C, Humidity: 56% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright to cloudy skies this morning in Goa. There was a slight
drizzle in some parts of Goa yesterday evening around 9.00 pm.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-23 09:28:04 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 23, 2003

PROBE SMACKS OF PARTIALITY: The Judicial Magistrate First Class, Panjim,
has stated that the investigation carried out in the exam paper leakage
scam "smacks of partiality" and that there was no investigation done
against any employee of the Board. He also stated that the investigation
officer should now "concentrate" on the investigation of the Board side.
"It is not known why the investigation is not focusing on the teachers, who
set the question papers of maths and geography, as per names disclosed by
the secretaries of the Goa Board," he has stated in his order. (H)

JUDICIAL PROBE: CM Manohar Parrikar yesterday agreed to a judicial inquiry
into the SSCE paper leakage episode, though he said the government "did not
feel the need for one". "I am agreeing to a judicial inquiry only because
an honourable member like Jitendra Deshprabhu has made a demand for it," Mr
Parrikar said while replying to a debate on the demands for grants
pertaining to education. (H)

PARRIKAR DEFENDS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said two rounds for
selecting a candidate for the post of Director of Education had not yielded
result. Parrying strong criticism from Opposition members over the move to
relax the qualifying norm for the post from a second class in Masters
degree to just a pass class, he said it had been done to widen the scope
for the choice of a candidate. Not many have realized that the post calls
for administrative abilities and civil services officer, who is a good
manager, is a better alternative could be considered for a short period. (GT)

SCHEMES FOR EDUCATIONAL BODIES: A proposal to extend toilet and basic
facilities to schools and other institutions within a year, formation of
the State Education Development Corporation and extension of the cyberage
scheme to Polytechnic and engineering students were some of the schemes
announced by CM Manohar Parrikar yesterday, while replying to the debate on
demand for grants to education. (GT)

BPL DOORS NOW WIDE OPEN! Owning a TV set or a refrigerator or other
durables no longer make one ineligible for inclusion under the BPL (Below
Poverty Line) category during the ongoing Survey. Income has not been
included in the list of scorable items. The reason being the present method
assesses the poor based on "relative deprivations" and not on the previous
income expenditure criteria. As per the 1997 census, a total of 23,301
families were identified as falling under BPL category, of which 5874
families hailed from South Goa. (H)

BOY HANGS TO DEATH OVER MARRIAGE JOKE: In a peculiar case, a 15-year-old
boy, Jaganath P Harijan of Panchwadda in Maina-Curtorim, alleged ended his
life by hanging himself to a rafter, after learning that his parents had
jokingly discussed about his marriage. (H)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS: A 30-year-old woman having two minor children and hailing
from the labour class, succumbed to burn injuries. The woman had sustained
90 pr cent burn injuries from flames of the cooking stove. (H)

RIDER SUCCUMBS: Gurunath Amonkar, a 37-year-old motorcycle rider from
Porvorim, succumbed to injuries, after he was involved in a self-inflicted
accident. Gurunath was proceeding on his motorcycle from Panjim towards
Mapusa on April 6 when he rammed into the road divider near Sai Service. (H)

"US MAY ATTACK INDIA": "India could be a target for an attack by the US as
it possesses weapons of mass destruction," said VA Pai Panandiker, former
president of Centre for Policy Research New Delhi. Speaking at an
interactive session on "India and the Iraq War", Panandikar said that the
statement of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, "Iraq war is a warning to both India
and Pakistan", is an indication, that US would not let anything stop in its
objective of restructuring global power equation with or without United
Nations. He said that as India also possess WMD, war against it by the US
cannot be ruled out, but he does not foresee it being the next target.
Panandikar said that the immediate targets would be Syria, Iran, Saudi
Arabia and Pakistan. (GT)

REWARD FOR INFORMANT OF ANGANA'S KILLER: The Goa police department has
announced a reward of Rs.10,000 to the informant providing valuable
information regarding the culprit's involvement in the killing of Angana
Shirodkar, a teacher due to acid throwing. The informant's identity will
also be strictly kept secret, if desired. (GT)

BAIL PLEAS REJECTED: The North Goa District and Sessions Court, Panaji,
yesterday rejected the anticipatory bail application of owner and the
operator of the ill-fated canoe which capsized off Anjuna killing nine
persons on 15 April. (GT)

TO TACKLE POWER FAILURE: The Power department engineers have been directed
to prepare estimates for generator sets to be used for street and house
lights in Sattari taluka in view of frequent power failures. During the
three months between January and March 2003, there were 26 trippings in
Sattari totaling 21.19 hours of blackout. (GT)

UNDERGROUND CABLING FOR FIVE CITIES: The five citiesPanjim, Margao, Mapusa,
Vasco and Pondawould get priority in the first phase of underground
electric cabling informed Minister for Power Mr Digamber Kamat in a reply
to a question posed by Vasco MLA Rajendrta Arelekar. (H)

VEGETABLE PRICES SOAR: The all India truckers' strike has hit Goa badly as
vegetable prices have shot up drastically in the last few days. The prices
of vegetables like cauliflower, tomato, capsicum as well as fruits have
touched all time high. Tomatoes are sold at Rs.24 per kg, cauliflower 25
per kg, carrot Rs.24 per kg, onions Rs.16 per kg and potatoes Rs.14 per kg
while Simla mirchi is Rs.40 per kg. (H)

COAL POLLUTION: Dy chairman of MPT C Venkatchalam convened an urgent
meeting of concerned heads of departments and senior officials of MPT to
discuss the problem of coal pollution in Vasco. (GT)

CURCHOREM ORE POLLUTION: The solution to the ore dust air pollution at
Curchorem is very much in sight and the government is confidant of
resolving it within three months from now, said Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar yesterday. (GT)

EDUARDO AGAINST MONSANTO-MAHYCO SEEDS: Rajya Sabha MP, Eduardo Faleiro, has
urged the NDA Government to prevent Monsanto from marketing its genetically
modified agricultural seeds and products in this country with immediate
effect as the crop failed in its performance and expectations. Speaking in
the Parliament, Faleiro also demanded that the company should be directed
to pay compensation to the farmers. (H)

HOME FOR STREET KIDS: "Asha Deep", a night shelter and day-care unit for
street-children, a project of El-Shaddai Charitable Trust founded by Anita
Edgar and Matthew Kurian, will be inaugurated today in Panaji, at 5.30 pm
by Dy Inspector General of Police Karnal Singh, at Akbarally building,
opposite Junta House. "Asha Deep" will provide shelter, food and security
for children who work in the streets, along with medical aid. These
children will be provided with a place to sleep, with facilities for
bathing, washing, recreation and non-formal education. (GT)

ASSAGAO PHONES: All the telephone lines in Assagao were dead since early
morning putting the village folk to a lot of inconvenience. However, the
telephone have come back to life at about 2.45 pm.

MEETING WITH DR PATTED: According to an email message received by us from
"Swati Sundareswaran" iamswati at hotmail.com, you can have an exclusive
one-on-one meeting with Dr. Suresh V. Patted, Interventional Cardiologist,
KLES Heart Foundation and Medical Research Center, Belgaum. Dr. Patted who
has more than a decade's experience, is a renowned cardiologist in the
country. He has performed many a life saving operations. He is also a
Professor of Cardiology at Belgaum's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. Dr.
Patted would be in Goa on the 28 and 29 April. For appointment Phone: 2437001.

S P O R T S

DEMPO TROUNCE HALL: It was a totally one-sided affair, Dempo SC, Goa,
slammed four goals past a hapless HAL, Bangalore, while conceding a penalty
goal for a 4-1 verdict in the OIL PSU NFL tie in Bangalore yesterday. (GT)

OTHER FOOTBALL RESULTS: Sangolda Lightning scored a comfortable 4-1 victory
over Xetrapal SC to move into the next round of the Pilerne Panchayat Cup
football tournament at Maddanim grounds. Benny XI, Mapusa, stunned Raitura
SC, Raia, 6-5 via tie-breaker to enter the quarter-finals of the Arpora Cup
soccer tournament at Salt Lake Grounds, Arpora, yesterday. (GT) CRC
Chinchinim defeated fancied Parish Youth, Nuvem, by a solit