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[Goanet] 07 APR 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-07 10:27:59 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 07, 2003

CHURCHILL TO QUIT CONG! Former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao is seriously
planning to resign from the Congress Party and join the Samajwadi Party
(SP), headed by former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. If
Churchill's sources are to be believed then their leader might join the SP
on 16 May, on the occasion of his birthday. (GT)

GREAT MARITIME POWER: The governor, Mr Kidar Nath Sahani, said that India
has all the resources to emerge as a great maritime power in the world and
the industry must work with greater dedication to take the shipbuilding
industry and maritime activities to new heights of progress. Mr Sahani was
speaking at the concluding function of the fortieth National Maritime Day
celebrations organised on the national Maritime Day at Sada, Vasco. (NT)

PLAINT AGAINST ERRANT MINING COS: Apprehending water scarcity this summer,
the Water Resources department woke up from its slumber and lodged police
complaints against two mining companies for being responsible for siltation
in one of the tributaries of the Khandepar river and causing pollution tow
water bodies. (GT)

W ASIAN TOURISTS AMIDST WAR: With the Iraq-United States war being on, the
tourists from west Asian countries prefer to spend holidays in Goa and
thereby remain miles away from the war devastated region. The Iranians have
now started arriving in Goa. This is the first time Iranian charters had
started in Goa. Two chartered flights have arrived this week from Teheran
and more flights are expected to arrive in the near future. (NT)

TOURISM NEEDS: Mr Nicholas Sequeira, member of the Saligao Civic and
Consumer Forum, says that uncontrolled tourism, as unleashed on coastal
Bardez, has benefited only a handful, whereas the price for those benefits
has been paid by too many. Haphazard construction have come up everywhere
and there is no accountability for village panchayats. (Joaquim Fernandes
in NT)

HELD AT SARZORA: The Cuncolim police on Saturday arrested three persons
(Jerson Fernandes, Herculano Fernandes and Xavier Fernandes) from Cuncolim
for allegedly committing theft of two pigs from the residence of one lady
(Ms Pricila Fernandes) from Sarzora while she was away.

DEMAND FOR SURVEY ON ST POPULATION: A meeting of the Goa State Scheduled
Tribes Action Committee on Sunday demanded that the government immediately
undertake a survey to ascertain the population of Scheduled Tribes
population in Goa. Speakers asserted that either the government should
accept the Scheduled Tribes population as 30 per cent or undertake a
complete fresh survey in a month's time. (H)

TSKK'S EFFORTS IN PROMOTING KONKANI: "I have seen many Konkani institutions
in and outside Goa. But Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr is the only modern
"gurukula" (resident educational ashram) where scientific study and
research of Konkani is done and it is taught to others. Moreover, all this
is done systematically and silently," said Dr Tanaji Halarnkar, the
president of Konkani Sahitya Parishad. He was speaking at the Postgraduate
Konkani Diploma valedictory ceremony recently. (GT)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: Chand Bi Shaikh, a 25-year-old woman, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, who was battling for life after she sustained 60
per cent burn injuries on March 23 at Agonda, died yesterday at the GMC. (H)


TO PREVENT SUICIDES: Residents of Ambaji near Margao have reportedly
decided to chop down a tree (called "Saataned tree") since two persons
committed suicide by hanging to the tree, in a short span of time. (H)

FATAL FALL: The Colva police disclosed that one Deepak Prakash Wadker had a
fatal fall from a tree this morning. (H)

ONE HURT IN MISHAP: A 40-year-old man was seriously injured after he was
knocked down by a truck at Ponsule-Dharbandora on Saturday morning. (H)

LIVER CASES: At a given time, 15-20 per cent of the patients admitted into
the Goa Medical College medicine department are patients of alcoholic liver
cirrhosis alone, the mortality of whom ranges from 20-30 per cent. Dr
Rufino Monteiro says, "Studies have shown that some people have a genetic
pre-disposition to developing cirrhosis." (H)

PLANS FOR AGRICULTURE DOOMED: While presenting his budget speech, Chief
Minister Manohar Parrikar, had voiced his intention to revive agriculture
and allied activities as a gainful source of income. But ambitious plans do
not always percolate to ground realities as can be noticed in part of
Quepem taluka, where agriculture and allied activities are sometimes
sacrificed at the altar of industries which pay scant attention to
ecological needs of the State. (H)

MORE JUDGES FOR COURTS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the
government will make all efforts to reduce the large number of cases in the
courts in Goa. He said, there are about 33,000 pending cases in Goa. The CM
said the government will appoint more judges and establish fast track
courts by this month. (GT)

MEET ON TRAFFIC PROBLEMS FAILS: The meeting held to discuss the traffic and
parking problems in Mapusa at the Mapusa Municipal Council failed to take
any concrete decisions. Instead, some citizens and councilors ended up
making allegations and counter allegations. (GT)

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Agnel Maritime Academy, Verna, organised a blood
donation camp at its premises recently, when 46 donors voluntarily donated
blood to the Blood Bank of Goa Medical College. (H)

LECTURE ON CIVIL CODE: "The Civil Code existing in Goa is much more
beneficial to citizens because all aspects of a property are properly
codified under this code. In the rest of the country, the dependence is on
the common law and discretion of the judges, which leads to protracted
litigations, delays and injustice." This was stated by senior counsel,
advocate MS Usgaocar, while delivering the ninth Late Advocate MP Shinkre
Memorial lecture organised by Kare Law College of Margao. (GT)

ANJUNA-ASSAGAO NET: Netters from Anjuna and Assagao may be already aware
that our neighbouring villages have an independent
forumanjuna-assagaonet at yahoogroups.com to air our views. The list of
members is just 12 and netters from the two Bardez villages are requested
to increase the list as soon as possible. "Please pass on the word to
others. Let's make it active," says Frederick Noronha fred at bytesforall.org.

DIVINE EXPERIENCE: Goa's Catholic section is in the midst of Lenten
religious services held at every Church, particularly on Sundays. Each
Sunday one particular aspect of Jesus' suffering is shown through what is
called "Pass", a tableau showing the image of Jesus Christ in chains,
scourged, carrying the palm leaf and the cross, and eventually crucified on
Good Friday. Then there are the long processions, with the confrad carrying
the image of Christ and Mother Mary. Of course, the major pursanv is at Goa
Velha with life-size images of nearly 33 saints. A two-day public programme
of live gospel music, hymn singing, skits, bible talks, accounts of life
transformation and blessings, was conducted by a Catholic group "Crusaders
for Jesus with Mary", led by Edmund Antao, was held on April 5 and 6 at
Mapusa. It was attended by a very large gathering of devotees, and had
musicians of the caliber of Braz Gonsalves and his singing wife Yvonne
participating in the divine experience. The programme will be repeated on
April 8 at 5.00 pm at St Michael's Church Compound in Taleigao. (GoaNOW)

PAINTING EXHIBITION: Fundacao Oriente will organise an exhibition of the
painting of the selected finalists on April 11, at its premises at
Fontainhas, Panjim, at 6.30 pm.

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS HOLD SPORTING: The last league match between Kolkata giants
Mohammedan Sporting and Haywards 200 Sporting Clube of Goa ended in a
goalless draw in the second Division National Football League at the RJD
Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur. (GT)

BETALBATIM DOWN YBT: Defending champions Arpora SC defeated YBT Panjim 3-1
via tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Nerul Villagers Super
Cup soccer tournament. (GT)

NAVELIM ENTER FINALS: Navelim Sporting earned a right to meet Parish Youth,
Navelim, in the finals of the London trophy soccer tournament at Goa Velha. (H)

D E A T H S
06 Apr: Raia: EVENCIO JRC RODRIGUES, husband of Ophelia, father of
Lorraine/Christopher.
06 Apr: Margao-Mungul: RAYMOND MARIO RODRIGUES, husband of Vitorina,
father of Reynold and Rina.
06 Apr: Margao: SUSHILABAI SINAI KUNCOLIENKAR, wife of late Vishnudas
Sinai Kuncolienkar, mother of late Dr Vipin, Vinay, Mahesh and Vallab.
06 Apr: Nuvem: IGNATIUS LOYOLA FRUTUOSO MIRANDA, son of Rosa
Catarina/late Luis, brother of Maria Celsa/Servulo Caldeira, Maria Vimala
and Meena.
03 Apr: Quepem: JANERINA TEMUDO, wife of Carlito, mother of
Elvis/Binny, Felix (P&O Cruises)/Sylvia, late Walter, Veronica/Nicholas,
Suzana/Abel.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.8 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 62% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The morning is not so cloudy today. The sound of the crickets
gives the feeling that the rains are not very far.

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
2003-04-07 10:27:59 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 07, 2003

CHURCHILL TO QUIT CONG! Former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao is seriously
planning to resign from the Congress Party and join the Samajwadi Party
(SP), headed by former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. If
Churchill's sources are to be believed then their leader might join the SP
on 16 May, on the occasion of his birthday. (GT)

GREAT MARITIME POWER: The governor, Mr Kidar Nath Sahani, said that India
has all the resources to emerge as a great maritime power in the world and
the industry must work with greater dedication to take the shipbuilding
industry and maritime activities to new heights of progress. Mr Sahani was
speaking at the concluding function of the fortieth National Maritime Day
celebrations organised on the national Maritime Day at Sada, Vasco. (NT)

PLAINT AGAINST ERRANT MINING COS: Apprehending water scarcity this summer,
the Water Resources department woke up from its slumber and lodged police
complaints against two mining companies for being responsible for siltation
in one of the tributaries of the Khandepar river and causing pollution tow
water bodies. (GT)

W ASIAN TOURISTS AMIDST WAR: With the Iraq-United States war being on, the
tourists from west Asian countries prefer to spend holidays in Goa and
thereby remain miles away from the war devastated region. The Iranians have
now started arriving in Goa. This is the first time Iranian charters had
started in Goa. Two chartered flights have arrived this week from Teheran
and more flights are expected to arrive in the near future. (NT)

TOURISM NEEDS: Mr Nicholas Sequeira, member of the Saligao Civic and
Consumer Forum, says that uncontrolled tourism, as unleashed on coastal
Bardez, has benefited only a handful, whereas the price for those benefits
has been paid by too many. Haphazard construction have come up everywhere
and there is no accountability for village panchayats. (Joaquim Fernandes
in NT)

HELD AT SARZORA: The Cuncolim police on Saturday arrested three persons
(Jerson Fernandes, Herculano Fernandes and Xavier Fernandes) from Cuncolim
for allegedly committing theft of two pigs from the residence of one lady
(Ms Pricila Fernandes) from Sarzora while she was away.

DEMAND FOR SURVEY ON ST POPULATION: A meeting of the Goa State Scheduled
Tribes Action Committee on Sunday demanded that the government immediately
undertake a survey to ascertain the population of Scheduled Tribes
population in Goa. Speakers asserted that either the government should
accept the Scheduled Tribes population as 30 per cent or undertake a
complete fresh survey in a month's time. (H)

TSKK'S EFFORTS IN PROMOTING KONKANI: "I have seen many Konkani institutions
in and outside Goa. But Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr is the only modern
"gurukula" (resident educational ashram) where scientific study and
research of Konkani is done and it is taught to others. Moreover, all this
is done systematically and silently," said Dr Tanaji Halarnkar, the
president of Konkani Sahitya Parishad. He was speaking at the Postgraduate
Konkani Diploma valedictory ceremony recently. (GT)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: Chand Bi Shaikh, a 25-year-old woman, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, who was battling for life after she sustained 60
per cent burn injuries on March 23 at Agonda, died yesterday at the GMC. (H)


TO PREVENT SUICIDES: Residents of Ambaji near Margao have reportedly
decided to chop down a tree (called "Saataned tree") since two persons
committed suicide by hanging to the tree, in a short span of time. (H)

FATAL FALL: The Colva police disclosed that one Deepak Prakash Wadker had a
fatal fall from a tree this morning. (H)

ONE HURT IN MISHAP: A 40-year-old man was seriously injured after he was
knocked down by a truck at Ponsule-Dharbandora on Saturday morning. (H)

LIVER CASES: At a given time, 15-20 per cent of the patients admitted into
the Goa Medical College medicine department are patients of alcoholic liver
cirrhosis alone, the mortality of whom ranges from 20-30 per cent. Dr
Rufino Monteiro says, "Studies have shown that some people have a genetic
pre-disposition to developing cirrhosis." (H)

PLANS FOR AGRICULTURE DOOMED: While presenting his budget speech, Chief
Minister Manohar Parrikar, had voiced his intention to revive agriculture
and allied activities as a gainful source of income. But ambitious plans do
not always percolate to ground realities as can be noticed in part of
Quepem taluka, where agriculture and allied activities are sometimes
sacrificed at the altar of industries which pay scant attention to
ecological needs of the State. (H)

MORE JUDGES FOR COURTS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the
government will make all efforts to reduce the large number of cases in the
courts in Goa. He said, there are about 33,000 pending cases in Goa. The CM
said the government will appoint more judges and establish fast track
courts by this month. (GT)

MEET ON TRAFFIC PROBLEMS FAILS: The meeting held to discuss the traffic and
parking problems in Mapusa at the Mapusa Municipal Council failed to take
any concrete decisions. Instead, some citizens and councilors ended up
making allegations and counter allegations. (GT)

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Agnel Maritime Academy, Verna, organised a blood
donation camp at its premises recently, when 46 donors voluntarily donated
blood to the Blood Bank of Goa Medical College. (H)

LECTURE ON CIVIL CODE: "The Civil Code existing in Goa is much more
beneficial to citizens because all aspects of a property are properly
codified under this code. In the rest of the country, the dependence is on
the common law and discretion of the judges, which leads to protracted
litigations, delays and injustice." This was stated by senior counsel,
advocate MS Usgaocar, while delivering the ninth Late Advocate MP Shinkre
Memorial lecture organised by Kare Law College of Margao. (GT)

ANJUNA-ASSAGAO NET: Netters from Anjuna and Assagao may be already aware
that our neighbouring villages have an independent
forumanjuna-assagaonet at yahoogroups.com to air our views. The list of
members is just 12 and netters from the two Bardez villages are requested
to increase the list as soon as possible. "Please pass on the word to
others. Let's make it active," says Frederick Noronha fred at bytesforall.org.

DIVINE EXPERIENCE: Goa's Catholic section is in the midst of Lenten
religious services held at every Church, particularly on Sundays. Each
Sunday one particular aspect of Jesus' suffering is shown through what is
called "Pass", a tableau showing the image of Jesus Christ in chains,
scourged, carrying the palm leaf and the cross, and eventually crucified on
Good Friday. Then there are the long processions, with the confrad carrying
the image of Christ and Mother Mary. Of course, the major pursanv is at Goa
Velha with life-size images of nearly 33 saints. A two-day public programme
of live gospel music, hymn singing, skits, bible talks, accounts of life
transformation and blessings, was conducted by a Catholic group "Crusaders
for Jesus with Mary", led by Edmund Antao, was held on April 5 and 6 at
Mapusa. It was attended by a very large gathering of devotees, and had
musicians of the caliber of Braz Gonsalves and his singing wife Yvonne
participating in the divine experience. The programme will be repeated on
April 8 at 5.00 pm at St Michael's Church Compound in Taleigao. (GoaNOW)

PAINTING EXHIBITION: Fundacao Oriente will organise an exhibition of the
painting of the selected finalists on April 11, at its premises at
Fontainhas, Panjim, at 6.30 pm.

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS HOLD SPORTING: The last league match between Kolkata giants
Mohammedan Sporting and Haywards 200 Sporting Clube of Goa ended in a
goalless draw in the second Division National Football League at the RJD
Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur. (GT)

BETALBATIM DOWN YBT: Defending champions Arpora SC defeated YBT Panjim 3-1
via tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Nerul Villagers Super
Cup soccer tournament. (GT)

NAVELIM ENTER FINALS: Navelim Sporting earned a right to meet Parish Youth,
Navelim, in the finals of the London trophy soccer tournament at Goa Velha. (H)

D E A T H S
06 Apr: Raia: EVENCIO JRC RODRIGUES, husband of Ophelia, father of
Lorraine/Christopher.
06 Apr: Margao-Mungul: RAYMOND MARIO RODRIGUES, husband of Vitorina,
father of Reynold and Rina.
06 Apr: Margao: SUSHILABAI SINAI KUNCOLIENKAR, wife of late Vishnudas
Sinai Kuncolienkar, mother of late Dr Vipin, Vinay, Mahesh and Vallab.
06 Apr: Nuvem: IGNATIUS LOYOLA FRUTUOSO MIRANDA, son of Rosa
Catarina/late Luis, brother of Maria Celsa/Servulo Caldeira, Maria Vimala
and Meena.
03 Apr: Quepem: JANERINA TEMUDO, wife of Carlito, mother of
Elvis/Binny, Felix (P&O Cruises)/Sylvia, late Walter, Veronica/Nicholas,
Suzana/Abel.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.8 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 62% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The morning is not so cloudy today. The sound of the crickets
gives the feeling that the rains are not very far.

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
2003-04-07 10:27:59 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 07, 2003

CHURCHILL TO QUIT CONG! Former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao is seriously
planning to resign from the Congress Party and join the Samajwadi Party
(SP), headed by former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. If
Churchill's sources are to be believed then their leader might join the SP
on 16 May, on the occasion of his birthday. (GT)

GREAT MARITIME POWER: The governor, Mr Kidar Nath Sahani, said that India
has all the resources to emerge as a great maritime power in the world and
the industry must work with greater dedication to take the shipbuilding
industry and maritime activities to new heights of progress. Mr Sahani was
speaking at the concluding function of the fortieth National Maritime Day
celebrations organised on the national Maritime Day at Sada, Vasco. (NT)

PLAINT AGAINST ERRANT MINING COS: Apprehending water scarcity this summer,
the Water Resources department woke up from its slumber and lodged police
complaints against two mining companies for being responsible for siltation
in one of the tributaries of the Khandepar river and causing pollution tow
water bodies. (GT)

W ASIAN TOURISTS AMIDST WAR: With the Iraq-United States war being on, the
tourists from west Asian countries prefer to spend holidays in Goa and
thereby remain miles away from the war devastated region. The Iranians have
now started arriving in Goa. This is the first time Iranian charters had
started in Goa. Two chartered flights have arrived this week from Teheran
and more flights are expected to arrive in the near future. (NT)

TOURISM NEEDS: Mr Nicholas Sequeira, member of the Saligao Civic and
Consumer Forum, says that uncontrolled tourism, as unleashed on coastal
Bardez, has benefited only a handful, whereas the price for those benefits
has been paid by too many. Haphazard construction have come up everywhere
and there is no accountability for village panchayats. (Joaquim Fernandes
in NT)

HELD AT SARZORA: The Cuncolim police on Saturday arrested three persons
(Jerson Fernandes, Herculano Fernandes and Xavier Fernandes) from Cuncolim
for allegedly committing theft of two pigs from the residence of one lady
(Ms Pricila Fernandes) from Sarzora while she was away.

DEMAND FOR SURVEY ON ST POPULATION: A meeting of the Goa State Scheduled
Tribes Action Committee on Sunday demanded that the government immediately
undertake a survey to ascertain the population of Scheduled Tribes
population in Goa. Speakers asserted that either the government should
accept the Scheduled Tribes population as 30 per cent or undertake a
complete fresh survey in a month's time. (H)

TSKK'S EFFORTS IN PROMOTING KONKANI: "I have seen many Konkani institutions
in and outside Goa. But Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr is the only modern
"gurukula" (resident educational ashram) where scientific study and
research of Konkani is done and it is taught to others. Moreover, all this
is done systematically and silently," said Dr Tanaji Halarnkar, the
president of Konkani Sahitya Parishad. He was speaking at the Postgraduate
Konkani Diploma valedictory ceremony recently. (GT)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: Chand Bi Shaikh, a 25-year-old woman, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, who was battling for life after she sustained 60
per cent burn injuries on March 23 at Agonda, died yesterday at the GMC. (H)


TO PREVENT SUICIDES: Residents of Ambaji near Margao have reportedly
decided to chop down a tree (called "Saataned tree") since two persons
committed suicide by hanging to the tree, in a short span of time. (H)

FATAL FALL: The Colva police disclosed that one Deepak Prakash Wadker had a
fatal fall from a tree this morning. (H)

ONE HURT IN MISHAP: A 40-year-old man was seriously injured after he was
knocked down by a truck at Ponsule-Dharbandora on Saturday morning. (H)

LIVER CASES: At a given time, 15-20 per cent of the patients admitted into
the Goa Medical College medicine department are patients of alcoholic liver
cirrhosis alone, the mortality of whom ranges from 20-30 per cent. Dr
Rufino Monteiro says, "Studies have shown that some people have a genetic
pre-disposition to developing cirrhosis." (H)

PLANS FOR AGRICULTURE DOOMED: While presenting his budget speech, Chief
Minister Manohar Parrikar, had voiced his intention to revive agriculture
and allied activities as a gainful source of income. But ambitious plans do
not always percolate to ground realities as can be noticed in part of
Quepem taluka, where agriculture and allied activities are sometimes
sacrificed at the altar of industries which pay scant attention to
ecological needs of the State. (H)

MORE JUDGES FOR COURTS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the
government will make all efforts to reduce the large number of cases in the
courts in Goa. He said, there are about 33,000 pending cases in Goa. The CM
said the government will appoint more judges and establish fast track
courts by this month. (GT)

MEET ON TRAFFIC PROBLEMS FAILS: The meeting held to discuss the traffic and
parking problems in Mapusa at the Mapusa Municipal Council failed to take
any concrete decisions. Instead, some citizens and councilors ended up
making allegations and counter allegations. (GT)

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Agnel Maritime Academy, Verna, organised a blood
donation camp at its premises recently, when 46 donors voluntarily donated
blood to the Blood Bank of Goa Medical College. (H)

LECTURE ON CIVIL CODE: "The Civil Code existing in Goa is much more
beneficial to citizens because all aspects of a property are properly
codified under this code. In the rest of the country, the dependence is on
the common law and discretion of the judges, which leads to protracted
litigations, delays and injustice." This was stated by senior counsel,
advocate MS Usgaocar, while delivering the ninth Late Advocate MP Shinkre
Memorial lecture organised by Kare Law College of Margao. (GT)

ANJUNA-ASSAGAO NET: Netters from Anjuna and Assagao may be already aware
that our neighbouring villages have an independent
forumanjuna-assagaonet at yahoogroups.com to air our views. The list of
members is just 12 and netters from the two Bardez villages are requested
to increase the list as soon as possible. "Please pass on the word to
others. Let's make it active," says Frederick Noronha fred at bytesforall.org.

DIVINE EXPERIENCE: Goa's Catholic section is in the midst of Lenten
religious services held at every Church, particularly on Sundays. Each
Sunday one particular aspect of Jesus' suffering is shown through what is
called "Pass", a tableau showing the image of Jesus Christ in chains,
scourged, carrying the palm leaf and the cross, and eventually crucified on
Good Friday. Then there are the long processions, with the confrad carrying
the image of Christ and Mother Mary. Of course, the major pursanv is at Goa
Velha with life-size images of nearly 33 saints. A two-day public programme
of live gospel music, hymn singing, skits, bible talks, accounts of life
transformation and blessings, was conducted by a Catholic group "Crusaders
for Jesus with Mary", led by Edmund Antao, was held on April 5 and 6 at
Mapusa. It was attended by a very large gathering of devotees, and had
musicians of the caliber of Braz Gonsalves and his singing wife Yvonne
participating in the divine experience. The programme will be repeated on
April 8 at 5.00 pm at St Michael's Church Compound in Taleigao. (GoaNOW)

PAINTING EXHIBITION: Fundacao Oriente will organise an exhibition of the
painting of the selected finalists on April 11, at its premises at
Fontainhas, Panjim, at 6.30 pm.

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS HOLD SPORTING: The last league match between Kolkata giants
Mohammedan Sporting and Haywards 200 Sporting Clube of Goa ended in a
goalless draw in the second Division National Football League at the RJD
Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur. (GT)

BETALBATIM DOWN YBT: Defending champions Arpora SC defeated YBT Panjim 3-1
via tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Nerul Villagers Super
Cup soccer tournament. (GT)

NAVELIM ENTER FINALS: Navelim Sporting earned a right to meet Parish Youth,
Navelim, in the finals of the London trophy soccer tournament at Goa Velha. (H)

D E A T H S
06 Apr: Raia: EVENCIO JRC RODRIGUES, husband of Ophelia, father of
Lorraine/Christopher.
06 Apr: Margao-Mungul: RAYMOND MARIO RODRIGUES, husband of Vitorina,
father of Reynold and Rina.
06 Apr: Margao: SUSHILABAI SINAI KUNCOLIENKAR, wife of late Vishnudas
Sinai Kuncolienkar, mother of late Dr Vipin, Vinay, Mahesh and Vallab.
06 Apr: Nuvem: IGNATIUS LOYOLA FRUTUOSO MIRANDA, son of Rosa
Catarina/late Luis, brother of Maria Celsa/Servulo Caldeira, Maria Vimala
and Meena.
03 Apr: Quepem: JANERINA TEMUDO, wife of Carlito, mother of
Elvis/Binny, Felix (P&O Cruises)/Sylvia, late Walter, Veronica/Nicholas,
Suzana/Abel.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.8 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 62% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The morning is not so cloudy today. The sound of the crickets
gives the feeling that the rains are not very far.

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
2003-04-07 10:27:59 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 07, 2003

CHURCHILL TO QUIT CONG! Former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao is seriously
planning to resign from the Congress Party and join the Samajwadi Party
(SP), headed by former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. If
Churchill's sources are to be believed then their leader might join the SP
on 16 May, on the occasion of his birthday. (GT)

GREAT MARITIME POWER: The governor, Mr Kidar Nath Sahani, said that India
has all the resources to emerge as a great maritime power in the world and
the industry must work with greater dedication to take the shipbuilding
industry and maritime activities to new heights of progress. Mr Sahani was
speaking at the concluding function of the fortieth National Maritime Day
celebrations organised on the national Maritime Day at Sada, Vasco. (NT)

PLAINT AGAINST ERRANT MINING COS: Apprehending water scarcity this summer,
the Water Resources department woke up from its slumber and lodged police
complaints against two mining companies for being responsible for siltation
in one of the tributaries of the Khandepar river and causing pollution tow
water bodies. (GT)

W ASIAN TOURISTS AMIDST WAR: With the Iraq-United States war being on, the
tourists from west Asian countries prefer to spend holidays in Goa and
thereby remain miles away from the war devastated region. The Iranians have
now started arriving in Goa. This is the first time Iranian charters had
started in Goa. Two chartered flights have arrived this week from Teheran
and more flights are expected to arrive in the near future. (NT)

TOURISM NEEDS: Mr Nicholas Sequeira, member of the Saligao Civic and
Consumer Forum, says that uncontrolled tourism, as unleashed on coastal
Bardez, has benefited only a handful, whereas the price for those benefits
has been paid by too many. Haphazard construction have come up everywhere
and there is no accountability for village panchayats. (Joaquim Fernandes
in NT)

HELD AT SARZORA: The Cuncolim police on Saturday arrested three persons
(Jerson Fernandes, Herculano Fernandes and Xavier Fernandes) from Cuncolim
for allegedly committing theft of two pigs from the residence of one lady
(Ms Pricila Fernandes) from Sarzora while she was away.

DEMAND FOR SURVEY ON ST POPULATION: A meeting of the Goa State Scheduled
Tribes Action Committee on Sunday demanded that the government immediately
undertake a survey to ascertain the population of Scheduled Tribes
population in Goa. Speakers asserted that either the government should
accept the Scheduled Tribes population as 30 per cent or undertake a
complete fresh survey in a month's time. (H)

TSKK'S EFFORTS IN PROMOTING KONKANI: "I have seen many Konkani institutions
in and outside Goa. But Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr is the only modern
"gurukula" (resident educational ashram) where scientific study and
research of Konkani is done and it is taught to others. Moreover, all this
is done systematically and silently," said Dr Tanaji Halarnkar, the
president of Konkani Sahitya Parishad. He was speaking at the Postgraduate
Konkani Diploma valedictory ceremony recently. (GT)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: Chand Bi Shaikh, a 25-year-old woman, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, who was battling for life after she sustained 60
per cent burn injuries on March 23 at Agonda, died yesterday at the GMC. (H)


TO PREVENT SUICIDES: Residents of Ambaji near Margao have reportedly
decided to chop down a tree (called "Saataned tree") since two persons
committed suicide by hanging to the tree, in a short span of time. (H)

FATAL FALL: The Colva police disclosed that one Deepak Prakash Wadker had a
fatal fall from a tree this morning. (H)

ONE HURT IN MISHAP: A 40-year-old man was seriously injured after he was
knocked down by a truck at Ponsule-Dharbandora on Saturday morning. (H)

LIVER CASES: At a given time, 15-20 per cent of the patients admitted into
the Goa Medical College medicine department are patients of alcoholic liver
cirrhosis alone, the mortality of whom ranges from 20-30 per cent. Dr
Rufino Monteiro says, "Studies have shown that some people have a genetic
pre-disposition to developing cirrhosis." (H)

PLANS FOR AGRICULTURE DOOMED: While presenting his budget speech, Chief
Minister Manohar Parrikar, had voiced his intention to revive agriculture
and allied activities as a gainful source of income. But ambitious plans do
not always percolate to ground realities as can be noticed in part of
Quepem taluka, where agriculture and allied activities are sometimes
sacrificed at the altar of industries which pay scant attention to
ecological needs of the State. (H)

MORE JUDGES FOR COURTS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the
government will make all efforts to reduce the large number of cases in the
courts in Goa. He said, there are about 33,000 pending cases in Goa. The CM
said the government will appoint more judges and establish fast track
courts by this month. (GT)

MEET ON TRAFFIC PROBLEMS FAILS: The meeting held to discuss the traffic and
parking problems in Mapusa at the Mapusa Municipal Council failed to take
any concrete decisions. Instead, some citizens and councilors ended up
making allegations and counter allegations. (GT)

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Agnel Maritime Academy, Verna, organised a blood
donation camp at its premises recently, when 46 donors voluntarily donated
blood to the Blood Bank of Goa Medical College. (H)

LECTURE ON CIVIL CODE: "The Civil Code existing in Goa is much more
beneficial to citizens because all aspects of a property are properly
codified under this code. In the rest of the country, the dependence is on
the common law and discretion of the judges, which leads to protracted
litigations, delays and injustice." This was stated by senior counsel,
advocate MS Usgaocar, while delivering the ninth Late Advocate MP Shinkre
Memorial lecture organised by Kare Law College of Margao. (GT)

ANJUNA-ASSAGAO NET: Netters from Anjuna and Assagao may be already aware
that our neighbouring villages have an independent
forumanjuna-assagaonet at yahoogroups.com to air our views. The list of
members is just 12 and netters from the two Bardez villages are requested
to increase the list as soon as possible. "Please pass on the word to
others. Let's make it active," says Frederick Noronha fred at bytesforall.org.

DIVINE EXPERIENCE: Goa's Catholic section is in the midst of Lenten
religious services held at every Church, particularly on Sundays. Each
Sunday one particular aspect of Jesus' suffering is shown through what is
called "Pass", a tableau showing the image of Jesus Christ in chains,
scourged, carrying the palm leaf and the cross, and eventually crucified on
Good Friday. Then there are the long processions, with the confrad carrying
the image of Christ and Mother Mary. Of course, the major pursanv is at Goa
Velha with life-size images of nearly 33 saints. A two-day public programme
of live gospel music, hymn singing, skits, bible talks, accounts of life
transformation and blessings, was conducted by a Catholic group "Crusaders
for Jesus with Mary", led by Edmund Antao, was held on April 5 and 6 at
Mapusa. It was attended by a very large gathering of devotees, and had
musicians of the caliber of Braz Gonsalves and his singing wife Yvonne
participating in the divine experience. The programme will be repeated on
April 8 at 5.00 pm at St Michael's Church Compound in Taleigao. (GoaNOW)

PAINTING EXHIBITION: Fundacao Oriente will organise an exhibition of the
painting of the selected finalists on April 11, at its premises at
Fontainhas, Panjim, at 6.30 pm.

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS HOLD SPORTING: The last league match between Kolkata giants
Mohammedan Sporting and Haywards 200 Sporting Clube of Goa ended in a
goalless draw in the second Division National Football League at the RJD
Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur. (GT)

BETALBATIM DOWN YBT: Defending champions Arpora SC defeated YBT Panjim 3-1
via tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Nerul Villagers Super
Cup soccer tournament. (GT)

NAVELIM ENTER FINALS: Navelim Sporting earned a right to meet Parish Youth,
Navelim, in the finals of the London trophy soccer tournament at Goa Velha. (H)

D E A T H S
06 Apr: Raia: EVENCIO JRC RODRIGUES, husband of Ophelia, father of
Lorraine/Christopher.
06 Apr: Margao-Mungul: RAYMOND MARIO RODRIGUES, husband of Vitorina,
father of Reynold and Rina.
06 Apr: Margao: SUSHILABAI SINAI KUNCOLIENKAR, wife of late Vishnudas
Sinai Kuncolienkar, mother of late Dr Vipin, Vinay, Mahesh and Vallab.
06 Apr: Nuvem: IGNATIUS LOYOLA FRUTUOSO MIRANDA, son of Rosa
Catarina/late Luis, brother of Maria Celsa/Servulo Caldeira, Maria Vimala
and Meena.
03 Apr: Quepem: JANERINA TEMUDO, wife of Carlito, mother of
Elvis/Binny, Felix (P&O Cruises)/Sylvia, late Walter, Veronica/Nicholas,
Suzana/Abel.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.8 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 62% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The morning is not so cloudy today. The sound of the crickets
gives the feeling that the rains are not very far.

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
2003-04-07 10:27:59 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 07, 2003

CHURCHILL TO QUIT CONG! Former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao is seriously
planning to resign from the Congress Party and join the Samajwadi Party
(SP), headed by former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. If
Churchill's sources are to be believed then their leader might join the SP
on 16 May, on the occasion of his birthday. (GT)

GREAT MARITIME POWER: The governor, Mr Kidar Nath Sahani, said that India
has all the resources to emerge as a great maritime power in the world and
the industry must work with greater dedication to take the shipbuilding
industry and maritime activities to new heights of progress. Mr Sahani was
speaking at the concluding function of the fortieth National Maritime Day
celebrations organised on the national Maritime Day at Sada, Vasco. (NT)

PLAINT AGAINST ERRANT MINING COS: Apprehending water scarcity this summer,
the Water Resources department woke up from its slumber and lodged police
complaints against two mining companies for being responsible for siltation
in one of the tributaries of the Khandepar river and causing pollution tow
water bodies. (GT)

W ASIAN TOURISTS AMIDST WAR: With the Iraq-United States war being on, the
tourists from west Asian countries prefer to spend holidays in Goa and
thereby remain miles away from the war devastated region. The Iranians have
now started arriving in Goa. This is the first time Iranian charters had
started in Goa. Two chartered flights have arrived this week from Teheran
and more flights are expected to arrive in the near future. (NT)

TOURISM NEEDS: Mr Nicholas Sequeira, member of the Saligao Civic and
Consumer Forum, says that uncontrolled tourism, as unleashed on coastal
Bardez, has benefited only a handful, whereas the price for those benefits
has been paid by too many. Haphazard construction have come up everywhere
and there is no accountability for village panchayats. (Joaquim Fernandes
in NT)

HELD AT SARZORA: The Cuncolim police on Saturday arrested three persons
(Jerson Fernandes, Herculano Fernandes and Xavier Fernandes) from Cuncolim
for allegedly committing theft of two pigs from the residence of one lady
(Ms Pricila Fernandes) from Sarzora while she was away.

DEMAND FOR SURVEY ON ST POPULATION: A meeting of the Goa State Scheduled
Tribes Action Committee on Sunday demanded that the government immediately
undertake a survey to ascertain the population of Scheduled Tribes
population in Goa. Speakers asserted that either the government should
accept the Scheduled Tribes population as 30 per cent or undertake a
complete fresh survey in a month's time. (H)

TSKK'S EFFORTS IN PROMOTING KONKANI: "I have seen many Konkani institutions
in and outside Goa. But Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr is the only modern
"gurukula" (resident educational ashram) where scientific study and
research of Konkani is done and it is taught to others. Moreover, all this
is done systematically and silently," said Dr Tanaji Halarnkar, the
president of Konkani Sahitya Parishad. He was speaking at the Postgraduate
Konkani Diploma valedictory ceremony recently. (GT)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: Chand Bi Shaikh, a 25-year-old woman, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, who was battling for life after she sustained 60
per cent burn injuries on March 23 at Agonda, died yesterday at the GMC. (H)


TO PREVENT SUICIDES: Residents of Ambaji near Margao have reportedly
decided to chop down a tree (called "Saataned tree") since two persons
committed suicide by hanging to the tree, in a short span of time. (H)

FATAL FALL: The Colva police disclosed that one Deepak Prakash Wadker had a
fatal fall from a tree this morning. (H)

ONE HURT IN MISHAP: A 40-year-old man was seriously injured after he was
knocked down by a truck at Ponsule-Dharbandora on Saturday morning. (H)

LIVER CASES: At a given time, 15-20 per cent of the patients admitted into
the Goa Medical College medicine department are patients of alcoholic liver
cirrhosis alone, the mortality of whom ranges from 20-30 per cent. Dr
Rufino Monteiro says, "Studies have shown that some people have a genetic
pre-disposition to developing cirrhosis." (H)

PLANS FOR AGRICULTURE DOOMED: While presenting his budget speech, Chief
Minister Manohar Parrikar, had voiced his intention to revive agriculture
and allied activities as a gainful source of income. But ambitious plans do
not always percolate to ground realities as can be noticed in part of
Quepem taluka, where agriculture and allied activities are sometimes
sacrificed at the altar of industries which pay scant attention to
ecological needs of the State. (H)

MORE JUDGES FOR COURTS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the
government will make all efforts to reduce the large number of cases in the
courts in Goa. He said, there are about 33,000 pending cases in Goa. The CM
said the government will appoint more judges and establish fast track
courts by this month. (GT)

MEET ON TRAFFIC PROBLEMS FAILS: The meeting held to discuss the traffic and
parking problems in Mapusa at the Mapusa Municipal Council failed to take
any concrete decisions. Instead, some citizens and councilors ended up
making allegations and counter allegations. (GT)

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Agnel Maritime Academy, Verna, organised a blood
donation camp at its premises recently, when 46 donors voluntarily donated
blood to the Blood Bank of Goa Medical College. (H)

LECTURE ON CIVIL CODE: "The Civil Code existing in Goa is much more
beneficial to citizens because all aspects of a property are properly
codified under this code. In the rest of the country, the dependence is on
the common law and discretion of the judges, which leads to protracted
litigations, delays and injustice." This was stated by senior counsel,
advocate MS Usgaocar, while delivering the ninth Late Advocate MP Shinkre
Memorial lecture organised by Kare Law College of Margao. (GT)

ANJUNA-ASSAGAO NET: Netters from Anjuna and Assagao may be already aware
that our neighbouring villages have an independent
forumanjuna-assagaonet at yahoogroups.com to air our views. The list of
members is just 12 and netters from the two Bardez villages are requested
to increase the list as soon as possible. "Please pass on the word to
others. Let's make it active," says Frederick Noronha fred at bytesforall.org.

DIVINE EXPERIENCE: Goa's Catholic section is in the midst of Lenten
religious services held at every Church, particularly on Sundays. Each
Sunday one particular aspect of Jesus' suffering is shown through what is
called "Pass", a tableau showing the image of Jesus Christ in chains,
scourged, carrying the palm leaf and the cross, and eventually crucified on
Good Friday. Then there are the long processions, with the confrad carrying
the image of Christ and Mother Mary. Of course, the major pursanv is at Goa
Velha with life-size images of nearly 33 saints. A two-day public programme
of live gospel music, hymn singing, skits, bible talks, accounts of life
transformation and blessings, was conducted by a Catholic group "Crusaders
for Jesus with Mary", led by Edmund Antao, was held on April 5 and 6 at
Mapusa. It was attended by a very large gathering of devotees, and had
musicians of the caliber of Braz Gonsalves and his singing wife Yvonne
participating in the divine experience. The programme will be repeated on
April 8 at 5.00 pm at St Michael's Church Compound in Taleigao. (GoaNOW)

PAINTING EXHIBITION: Fundacao Oriente will organise an exhibition of the
painting of the selected finalists on April 11, at its premises at
Fontainhas, Panjim, at 6.30 pm.

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS HOLD SPORTING: The last league match between Kolkata giants
Mohammedan Sporting and Haywards 200 Sporting Clube of Goa ended in a
goalless draw in the second Division National Football League at the RJD
Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur. (GT)

BETALBATIM DOWN YBT: Defending champions Arpora SC defeated YBT Panjim 3-1
via tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Nerul Villagers Super
Cup soccer tournament. (GT)

NAVELIM ENTER FINALS: Navelim Sporting earned a right to meet Parish Youth,
Navelim, in the finals of the London trophy soccer tournament at Goa Velha. (H)

D E A T H S
06 Apr: Raia: EVENCIO JRC RODRIGUES, husband of Ophelia, father of
Lorraine/Christopher.
06 Apr: Margao-Mungul: RAYMOND MARIO RODRIGUES, husband of Vitorina,
father of Reynold and Rina.
06 Apr: Margao: SUSHILABAI SINAI KUNCOLIENKAR, wife of late Vishnudas
Sinai Kuncolienkar, mother of late Dr Vipin, Vinay, Mahesh and Vallab.
06 Apr: Nuvem: IGNATIUS LOYOLA FRUTUOSO MIRANDA, son of Rosa
Catarina/late Luis, brother of Maria Celsa/Servulo Caldeira, Maria Vimala
and Meena.
03 Apr: Quepem: JANERINA TEMUDO, wife of Carlito, mother of
Elvis/Binny, Felix (P&O Cruises)/Sylvia, late Walter, Veronica/Nicholas,
Suzana/Abel.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.8 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 62% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The morning is not so cloudy today. The sound of the crickets
gives the feeling that the rains are not very far.

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
2003-04-07 10:27:59 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 07, 2003

CHURCHILL TO QUIT CONG! Former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao is seriously
planning to resign from the Congress Party and join the Samajwadi Party
(SP), headed by former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. If
Churchill's sources are to be believed then their leader might join the SP
on 16 May, on the occasion of his birthday. (GT)

GREAT MARITIME POWER: The governor, Mr Kidar Nath Sahani, said that India
has all the resources to emerge as a great maritime power in the world and
the industry must work with greater dedication to take the shipbuilding
industry and maritime activities to new heights of progress. Mr Sahani was
speaking at the concluding function of the fortieth National Maritime Day
celebrations organised on the national Maritime Day at Sada, Vasco. (NT)

PLAINT AGAINST ERRANT MINING COS: Apprehending water scarcity this summer,
the Water Resources department woke up from its slumber and lodged police
complaints against two mining companies for being responsible for siltation
in one of the tributaries of the Khandepar river and causing pollution tow
water bodies. (GT)

W ASIAN TOURISTS AMIDST WAR: With the Iraq-United States war being on, the
tourists from west Asian countries prefer to spend holidays in Goa and
thereby remain miles away from the war devastated region. The Iranians have
now started arriving in Goa. This is the first time Iranian charters had
started in Goa. Two chartered flights have arrived this week from Teheran
and more flights are expected to arrive in the near future. (NT)

TOURISM NEEDS: Mr Nicholas Sequeira, member of the Saligao Civic and
Consumer Forum, says that uncontrolled tourism, as unleashed on coastal
Bardez, has benefited only a handful, whereas the price for those benefits
has been paid by too many. Haphazard construction have come up everywhere
and there is no accountability for village panchayats. (Joaquim Fernandes
in NT)

HELD AT SARZORA: The Cuncolim police on Saturday arrested three persons
(Jerson Fernandes, Herculano Fernandes and Xavier Fernandes) from Cuncolim
for allegedly committing theft of two pigs from the residence of one lady
(Ms Pricila Fernandes) from Sarzora while she was away.

DEMAND FOR SURVEY ON ST POPULATION: A meeting of the Goa State Scheduled
Tribes Action Committee on Sunday demanded that the government immediately
undertake a survey to ascertain the population of Scheduled Tribes
population in Goa. Speakers asserted that either the government should
accept the Scheduled Tribes population as 30 per cent or undertake a
complete fresh survey in a month's time. (H)

TSKK'S EFFORTS IN PROMOTING KONKANI: "I have seen many Konkani institutions
in and outside Goa. But Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr is the only modern
"gurukula" (resident educational ashram) where scientific study and
research of Konkani is done and it is taught to others. Moreover, all this
is done systematically and silently," said Dr Tanaji Halarnkar, the
president of Konkani Sahitya Parishad. He was speaking at the Postgraduate
Konkani Diploma valedictory ceremony recently. (GT)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: Chand Bi Shaikh, a 25-year-old woman, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, who was battling for life after she sustained 60
per cent burn injuries on March 23 at Agonda, died yesterday at the GMC. (H)


TO PREVENT SUICIDES: Residents of Ambaji near Margao have reportedly
decided to chop down a tree (called "Saataned tree") since two persons
committed suicide by hanging to the tree, in a short span of time. (H)

FATAL FALL: The Colva police disclosed that one Deepak Prakash Wadker had a
fatal fall from a tree this morning. (H)

ONE HURT IN MISHAP: A 40-year-old man was seriously injured after he was
knocked down by a truck at Ponsule-Dharbandora on Saturday morning. (H)

LIVER CASES: At a given time, 15-20 per cent of the patients admitted into
the Goa Medical College medicine department are patients of alcoholic liver
cirrhosis alone, the mortality of whom ranges from 20-30 per cent. Dr
Rufino Monteiro says, "Studies have shown that some people have a genetic
pre-disposition to developing cirrhosis." (H)

PLANS FOR AGRICULTURE DOOMED: While presenting his budget speech, Chief
Minister Manohar Parrikar, had voiced his intention to revive agriculture
and allied activities as a gainful source of income. But ambitious plans do
not always percolate to ground realities as can be noticed in part of
Quepem taluka, where agriculture and allied activities are sometimes
sacrificed at the altar of industries which pay scant attention to
ecological needs of the State. (H)

MORE JUDGES FOR COURTS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the
government will make all efforts to reduce the large number of cases in the
courts in Goa. He said, there are about 33,000 pending cases in Goa. The CM
said the government will appoint more judges and establish fast track
courts by this month. (GT)

MEET ON TRAFFIC PROBLEMS FAILS: The meeting held to discuss the traffic and
parking problems in Mapusa at the Mapusa Municipal Council failed to take
any concrete decisions. Instead, some citizens and councilors ended up
making allegations and counter allegations. (GT)

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Agnel Maritime Academy, Verna, organised a blood
donation camp at its premises recently, when 46 donors voluntarily donated
blood to the Blood Bank of Goa Medical College. (H)

LECTURE ON CIVIL CODE: "The Civil Code existing in Goa is much more
beneficial to citizens because all aspects of a property are properly
codified under this code. In the rest of the country, the dependence is on
the common law and discretion of the judges, which leads to protracted
litigations, delays and injustice." This was stated by senior counsel,
advocate MS Usgaocar, while delivering the ninth Late Advocate MP Shinkre
Memorial lecture organised by Kare Law College of Margao. (GT)

ANJUNA-ASSAGAO NET: Netters from Anjuna and Assagao may be already aware
that our neighbouring villages have an independent
forumanjuna-assagaonet at yahoogroups.com to air our views. The list of
members is just 12 and netters from the two Bardez villages are requested
to increase the list as soon as possible. "Please pass on the word to
others. Let's make it active," says Frederick Noronha fred at bytesforall.org.

DIVINE EXPERIENCE: Goa's Catholic section is in the midst of Lenten
religious services held at every Church, particularly on Sundays. Each
Sunday one particular aspect of Jesus' suffering is shown through what is
called "Pass", a tableau showing the image of Jesus Christ in chains,
scourged, carrying the palm leaf and the cross, and eventually crucified on
Good Friday. Then there are the long processions, with the confrad carrying
the image of Christ and Mother Mary. Of course, the major pursanv is at Goa
Velha with life-size images of nearly 33 saints. A two-day public programme
of live gospel music, hymn singing, skits, bible talks, accounts of life
transformation and blessings, was conducted by a Catholic group "Crusaders
for Jesus with Mary", led by Edmund Antao, was held on April 5 and 6 at
Mapusa. It was attended by a very large gathering of devotees, and had
musicians of the caliber of Braz Gonsalves and his singing wife Yvonne
participating in the divine experience. The programme will be repeated on
April 8 at 5.00 pm at St Michael's Church Compound in Taleigao. (GoaNOW)

PAINTING EXHIBITION: Fundacao Oriente will organise an exhibition of the
painting of the selected finalists on April 11, at its premises at
Fontainhas, Panjim, at 6.30 pm.

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS HOLD SPORTING: The last league match between Kolkata giants
Mohammedan Sporting and Haywards 200 Sporting Clube of Goa ended in a
goalless draw in the second Division National Football League at the RJD
Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur. (GT)

BETALBATIM DOWN YBT: Defending champions Arpora SC defeated YBT Panjim 3-1
via tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Nerul Villagers Super
Cup soccer tournament. (GT)

NAVELIM ENTER FINALS: Navelim Sporting earned a right to meet Parish Youth,
Navelim, in the finals of the London trophy soccer tournament at Goa Velha. (H)

D E A T H S
06 Apr: Raia: EVENCIO JRC RODRIGUES, husband of Ophelia, father of
Lorraine/Christopher.
06 Apr: Margao-Mungul: RAYMOND MARIO RODRIGUES, husband of Vitorina,
father of Reynold and Rina.
06 Apr: Margao: SUSHILABAI SINAI KUNCOLIENKAR, wife of late Vishnudas
Sinai Kuncolienkar, mother of late Dr Vipin, Vinay, Mahesh and Vallab.
06 Apr: Nuvem: IGNATIUS LOYOLA FRUTUOSO MIRANDA, son of Rosa
Catarina/late Luis, brother of Maria Celsa/Servulo Caldeira, Maria Vimala
and Meena.
03 Apr: Quepem: JANERINA TEMUDO, wife of Carlito, mother of
Elvis/Binny, Felix (P&O Cruises)/Sylvia, late Walter, Veronica/Nicholas,
Suzana/Abel.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.8 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 62% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The morning is not so cloudy today. The sound of the crickets
gives the feeling that the rains are not very far.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
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Joel D'Souza
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April 07, 2003

CHURCHILL TO QUIT CONG! Former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao is seriously
planning to resign from the Congress Party and join the Samajwadi Party
(SP), headed by former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. If
Churchill's sources are to be believed then their leader might join the SP
on 16 May, on the occasion of his birthday. (GT)

GREAT MARITIME POWER: The governor, Mr Kidar Nath Sahani, said that India
has all the resources to emerge as a great maritime power in the world and
the industry must work with greater dedication to take the shipbuilding
industry and maritime activities to new heights of progress. Mr Sahani was
speaking at the concluding function of the fortieth National Maritime Day
celebrations organised on the national Maritime Day at Sada, Vasco. (NT)

PLAINT AGAINST ERRANT MINING COS: Apprehending water scarcity this summer,
the Water Resources department woke up from its slumber and lodged police
complaints against two mining companies for being responsible for siltation
in one of the tributaries of the Khandepar river and causing pollution tow
water bodies. (GT)

W ASIAN TOURISTS AMIDST WAR: With the Iraq-United States war being on, the
tourists from west Asian countries prefer to spend holidays in Goa and
thereby remain miles away from the war devastated region. The Iranians have
now started arriving in Goa. This is the first time Iranian charters had
started in Goa. Two chartered flights have arrived this week from Teheran
and more flights are expected to arrive in the near future. (NT)

TOURISM NEEDS: Mr Nicholas Sequeira, member of the Saligao Civic and
Consumer Forum, says that uncontrolled tourism, as unleashed on coastal
Bardez, has benefited only a handful, whereas the price for those benefits
has been paid by too many. Haphazard construction have come up everywhere
and there is no accountability for village panchayats. (Joaquim Fernandes
in NT)

HELD AT SARZORA: The Cuncolim police on Saturday arrested three persons
(Jerson Fernandes, Herculano Fernandes and Xavier Fernandes) from Cuncolim
for allegedly committing theft of two pigs from the residence of one lady
(Ms Pricila Fernandes) from Sarzora while she was away.

DEMAND FOR SURVEY ON ST POPULATION: A meeting of the Goa State Scheduled
Tribes Action Committee on Sunday demanded that the government immediately
undertake a survey to ascertain the population of Scheduled Tribes
population in Goa. Speakers asserted that either the government should
accept the Scheduled Tribes population as 30 per cent or undertake a
complete fresh survey in a month's time. (H)

TSKK'S EFFORTS IN PROMOTING KONKANI: "I have seen many Konkani institutions
in and outside Goa. But Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr is the only modern
"gurukula" (resident educational ashram) where scientific study and
research of Konkani is done and it is taught to others. Moreover, all this
is done systematically and silently," said Dr Tanaji Halarnkar, the
president of Konkani Sahitya Parishad. He was speaking at the Postgraduate
Konkani Diploma valedictory ceremony recently. (GT)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: Chand Bi Shaikh, a 25-year-old woman, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, who was battling for life after she sustained 60
per cent burn injuries on March 23 at Agonda, died yesterday at the GMC. (H)


TO PREVENT SUICIDES: Residents of Ambaji near Margao have reportedly
decided to chop down a tree (called "Saataned tree") since two persons
committed suicide by hanging to the tree, in a short span of time. (H)

FATAL FALL: The Colva police disclosed that one Deepak Prakash Wadker had a
fatal fall from a tree this morning. (H)

ONE HURT IN MISHAP: A 40-year-old man was seriously injured after he was
knocked down by a truck at Ponsule-Dharbandora on Saturday morning. (H)

LIVER CASES: At a given time, 15-20 per cent of the patients admitted into
the Goa Medical College medicine department are patients of alcoholic liver
cirrhosis alone, the mortality of whom ranges from 20-30 per cent. Dr
Rufino Monteiro says, "Studies have shown that some people have a genetic
pre-disposition to developing cirrhosis." (H)

PLANS FOR AGRICULTURE DOOMED: While presenting his budget speech, Chief
Minister Manohar Parrikar, had voiced his intention to revive agriculture
and allied activities as a gainful source of income. But ambitious plans do
not always percolate to ground realities as can be noticed in part of
Quepem taluka, where agriculture and allied activities are sometimes
sacrificed at the altar of industries which pay scant attention to
ecological needs of the State. (H)

MORE JUDGES FOR COURTS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the
government will make all efforts to reduce the large number of cases in the
courts in Goa. He said, there are about 33,000 pending cases in Goa. The CM
said the government will appoint more judges and establish fast track
courts by this month. (GT)

MEET ON TRAFFIC PROBLEMS FAILS: The meeting held to discuss the traffic and
parking problems in Mapusa at the Mapusa Municipal Council failed to take
any concrete decisions. Instead, some citizens and councilors ended up
making allegations and counter allegations. (GT)

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Agnel Maritime Academy, Verna, organised a blood
donation camp at its premises recently, when 46 donors voluntarily donated
blood to the Blood Bank of Goa Medical College. (H)

LECTURE ON CIVIL CODE: "The Civil Code existing in Goa is much more
beneficial to citizens because all aspects of a property are properly
codified under this code. In the rest of the country, the dependence is on
the common law and discretion of the judges, which leads to protracted
litigations, delays and injustice." This was stated by senior counsel,
advocate MS Usgaocar, while delivering the ninth Late Advocate MP Shinkre
Memorial lecture organised by Kare Law College of Margao. (GT)

ANJUNA-ASSAGAO NET: Netters from Anjuna and Assagao may be already aware
that our neighbouring villages have an independent
forumanjuna-assagaonet at yahoogroups.com to air our views. The list of
members is just 12 and netters from the two Bardez villages are requested
to increase the list as soon as possible. "Please pass on the word to
others. Let's make it active," says Frederick Noronha fred at bytesforall.org.

DIVINE EXPERIENCE: Goa's Catholic section is in the midst of Lenten
religious services held at every Church, particularly on Sundays. Each
Sunday one particular aspect of Jesus' suffering is shown through what is
called "Pass", a tableau showing the image of Jesus Christ in chains,
scourged, carrying the palm leaf and the cross, and eventually crucified on
Good Friday. Then there are the long processions, with the confrad carrying
the image of Christ and Mother Mary. Of course, the major pursanv is at Goa
Velha with life-size images of nearly 33 saints. A two-day public programme
of live gospel music, hymn singing, skits, bible talks, accounts of life
transformation and blessings, was conducted by a Catholic group "Crusaders
for Jesus with Mary", led by Edmund Antao, was held on April 5 and 6 at
Mapusa. It was attended by a very large gathering of devotees, and had
musicians of the caliber of Braz Gonsalves and his singing wife Yvonne
participating in the divine experience. The programme will be repeated on
April 8 at 5.00 pm at St Michael's Church Compound in Taleigao. (GoaNOW)

PAINTING EXHIBITION: Fundacao Oriente will organise an exhibition of the
painting of the selected finalists on April 11, at its premises at
Fontainhas, Panjim, at 6.30 pm.

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS HOLD SPORTING: The last league match between Kolkata giants
Mohammedan Sporting and Haywards 200 Sporting Clube of Goa ended in a
goalless draw in the second Division National Football League at the RJD
Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur. (GT)

BETALBATIM DOWN YBT: Defending champions Arpora SC defeated YBT Panjim 3-1
via tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Nerul Villagers Super
Cup soccer tournament. (GT)

NAVELIM ENTER FINALS: Navelim Sporting earned a right to meet Parish Youth,
Navelim, in the finals of the London trophy soccer tournament at Goa Velha. (H)

D E A T H S
06 Apr: Raia: EVENCIO JRC RODRIGUES, husband of Ophelia, father of
Lorraine/Christopher.
06 Apr: Margao-Mungul: RAYMOND MARIO RODRIGUES, husband of Vitorina,
father of Reynold and Rina.
06 Apr: Margao: SUSHILABAI SINAI KUNCOLIENKAR, wife of late Vishnudas
Sinai Kuncolienkar, mother of late Dr Vipin, Vinay, Mahesh and Vallab.
06 Apr: Nuvem: IGNATIUS LOYOLA FRUTUOSO MIRANDA, son of Rosa
Catarina/late Luis, brother of Maria Celsa/Servulo Caldeira, Maria Vimala
and Meena.
03 Apr: Quepem: JANERINA TEMUDO, wife of Carlito, mother of
Elvis/Binny, Felix (P&O Cruises)/Sylvia, late Walter, Veronica/Nicholas,
Suzana/Abel.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.8 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 62% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The morning is not so cloudy today. The sound of the crickets
gives the feeling that the rains are not very far.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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