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Sep 28, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bori survat zata tacho boro xevott." (All is well
that ends well.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: Video News Clip of the first session of the
Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I" (Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24,
2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

US WARSHIPS TO BE IN GOA: Three US Navy vessels, including a USD 900 Million
nuclear submarine, will visit Goa for rest and recreation on 3 October,
Naval sources aid. The warships - USS Cowpens, USS Gary and USS Alexandria -
will call at Mormugao after participating in Exercise Malabar, the fifth
annual Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise, with the Indian Navy, off Konkan
coast. "USS Alexandria" is a 14-year-old Los Angeles class nuclear-powered
attack submarine that is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, Harpoon
Anti-ship missiles and torpedoes. "USS Cowpens" is a guided missile cruiser,
carrying a crew of 370 and is 13 years old. "USS Gary", a 20-year-old
frigate, will be carrying 215 crew members and a variety of heavy weapons.
(Reuven Proenca in GT)

PARRIKAR DEFENDS SKYBUS PROJECT: The State government does not rule out the
implementation of the Skybus project of the Konkan Railway Corporation in
future on the 13-km Panaji-Mapusa route. CM Manohar Parrikar stated that a
full-proof technology develops only after repetitive trials are held. It is
only during such trials that errors in the technology can be detected and
set rights, he remarked. "I am still of the opinion that the indigenous
Skybus project of the KRC is a good technological development. I am prepared
to invest in it provided the international safety agencies certify it as a
full proof and safe technology. (GT)

ONCE OPEN A TIME: "Myths", the first part of a multimedia exhibition curated
by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash, was inaugurated by Abhay
Sardessai, Editor, "The Art News Magazine of India", Mumbai, at Fundacao
Oriente, Fontainhas, on September 24 evening. Artists Hanuman Kambli, Apurva
Kulkarkani, Rajeshree Thakker and Querozito de Souza gave an audio-visual
presentation of their works, which will be on display till September 29 from
10 am to 6 pm. The four-part exhibition is an outcome of a unique study
project on "Representation of Myths, Mythology, Epics, Fairy Tales and
Fables in Visual Arts" conducted by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash.
Says Neeta, "A myth serves as an umbilical cord connecting and individual to
the culture thereby nurturing with the sap of wisdom of the ancient culture
giving strength and hope to survive." For a VIDEO CLIP check at
http://www.goacom.com/news ONCE UPON A TIME.

RADHARAO BLASTS CONGRESS: UGDP senior vice-president Radharao Gracias came
out openly in support of the BJP candidate Isidore Fernandes and flayed
Congress policies at the function to mark the inauguration of the BJP's
election office of BJP candidate at the Poinguinim market. (GT) UGDP general
secretary Prashant Naik said that Radharao Gracias' act of coming out openly
in support of the BJP is contrary to his statement that he would adopt a
neutral stance in the whole matter. (GT)

CAG'S QUERY OVER RECLAMATION: Goa Action Group has written to Goa Coastal
Zone Management Authority seeking to know if any monitoring is being done to
ensure that the terms and conditions laid down by NIO and the panel are
being adhered to. The CAG also pointed out that while the works are being
carried out, it should be ensured that these do not obstruct the discharge
outlets of storm water drains and that all constructions projecting beyond
the existing built up river bank should be supported on pile foundations.
(GT)

52-YEAR-OLD RAPES 4-YR-OLD GIRL: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by
a 52-year-old Electricity department employee at Bepquegal-Curchorem on
September 26. Krishna Gawas, the accused and a neighbour of the victim, had
given the girl chocolates and a rupee for the past three days. (H)

2 LOVERS, 3 SUICIDE THREATS: With the plot revolving around two teenaged
lovers from differing communities, three different threats of suicide, and a
mother who collapses at the police station, the Curchorem police could not
have asked for a more perplexing situation. (H)

MAN HELD IN VEREM RAPE CASE: In yet another arrest in connection with the
gang rape of a minor girl at Verem, the police have held one Jagdish (25
years). The owner of the house to which the girl was taken to by the accused
resides in Dubai. The owner had appointed Venkatesh (also accused in the
crime) as a caretaker for the house while he was away, police investigations
have revealed. (GT)

GANJA SEIZED: The Anti Narcotics Cell, Panaji, have seized 995 gm of raw
ganja worth Rs.9500 from one Sheikh Ismael at the Mapusa Bus stand, on
September 27. Ismail hails from Belgaum. (GT)

CURTORIM RESIDENTS PROTEST: Residents of Curtorim on Monday (September 26)
morning gathered outside a steel factory in the village to protest against
the setting up of a sponge iron plant. (H)

WOMAN RESCUED FROM RIVER: A 24-year-old woman from Parra was rescued by
local fishermen when she attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the
Mandovi bridge, September 27 morning. The victim who worked as a clerk at
the Secretariat, is undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Goa Medical
College. (GT)

TALK ON GOAN HERITAGE: The Rotary Club of Porvorim has organised a talk on
"Awareness of Goan Heritage", today at Hotel Majestic, Porvorim, at 7.30 pm.
Director of Goa State Museum, Madhav Pitre, will address the gathering at
the function, which is open to all. (GT)

E-CATALOGUING OF GOVT LIBRARIES: For the first time in the history of the
library movement in Goa, e-cataloguing of Central Library's priceless
collection of books has commenced. As many as 1.5 lakh titles including
books by renowned authors, encyclopedias, Goan books, etc, are being
e-catalogued in the ongoing process. The process of e-cataloguing, according
to Central Library Curator Pia Rodrigues will enable both the general public
and staff to electronically locate and identify books that are shelved in
more than eight sections of the library. (H)

INDOCO ACQUIRES SOLVAY'S BRAND: Indoco Remedies, a leading pharmaceutical
company with presence in pain management, gynaecology, paediatric,
cardiology and diabetology segments has acquired Karvol Plus, a key brand in
the anti-cold segment from Solva Pharma India Ltd, on September 27. Suresh G
Kare, chairman and MD of Indoco Remedies Ltd, said, "The acquisition marks a
significant development towards taking forward our current strategy of
strengthening our product portfolio." Indoco is currently in the process of
expanding its facilities - one of the Company's plants in Goa is expected to
be operational in December 2004. Headquartered in Mumbai, the Company has
one manufacturing facility in Mumbai, one at Tarapore and two units in Goa.
(GT)

LARGEST WEDDING EXPO IN MUMBAI: Ten of Goa's leading jewellery houses,
cosmetic companies, vastu experts and others associated directly or
indirectly with the marriage industry are converging at Avsar-2004, the
largest wedding exposition in the country, being held in Mumbai, organised
by Adex Enterprises Pvt Ltd between 30 September and 6 October. The
Rs.10,000 crore Indian wedding industry sees around 10 million couples
getting married each year, and is growing at a whopping 25 per cent per
annum. Says Adex chairman SP Shah, "The expenditure on nuptial rites has
shot up 43 per cent with Mumbai alone blowing away Rs.2,450 crore last year
(2003) on weddings and related functions like mehndi, sangeet, receptions,
etc. (GT)

SUICIDE PREVENTION HELPLINE: The Psychiatric Society of Goa will soon start
its Suicide Prevention helpline intended at providing assistance to all
those in distress. The said helpline would be run by trained volunteers
having expertise in handling situations involving persons going through
stressful period. (NT)

MARGAO, MAPUSA DECLARED PURE PETROL TOWNS: Bharat Petroleum has dedicated
Margao and Mapusa cities to the motoring public in the State as 'Pure for
Sure' towns. A statement issued by BP states that following the successful
certification of SN Burye petroleum pump, all petrol pumps in Mapusa and
Margao were now 'Pure for Sure' certified. (NT)

BIRMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB in association with Rotary Clubs of Goa will conduct
'Saving Lives', a major training project on disaster management. The
programme will be conducted at the new Secretariat starting from September
28 to October 7. (H)

GOAN CHOIR MARKS ANNIVERSARY IN DOHA: The Good Shepherd Choir in association
with the Goan Community in Qatar recently celebrated its 14th anniversary
with a Gala Dine and Dance at the Mercure Accor (Sofitel) Hotel in Doha. (H)

FOOTBALLERS SCORE TOURISM WIN: Pedro Gomes, David Lobo and Olise Kize didn't
make to the national teams of Portugal and Nigeria. But far away in Goa they
made their countries proud. All three pumped in great goals for the team
World Tourism XI, an assortment of foreigners and others in Goa, in an
exhibition match with the Calangute Association led by former India
International Bruno Coutinho. (GT)

UK EXPORTED CONTAMINATED BLOOD PRODUCTS: Britain has exported blood products
that could be contaminated with the human form of mad cow disease to at
least eleven countries, including India, raising fears of further
transmission of the deadly condition, a leading daily reported on September
27. Officials last week contacted five of the countries identified as most
at risk from the imported blood products, which were donated by nine people
who died from Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, "The Times" reported. (PTI
report in NT)

KBM AWARDS: The Konkani Bhasha Mandal announced the literary, journalism and
educational awards for the year 2004. Babli Naik of "Sunaparant" will be
given this year's journalism award, while three literary awards will be
given to Nayana Adarkar for her collection of poems, Sudha Amonkar and
Agnelo de Borim for his Konkani drama "Oxem Ek Lhar". The awards will be
presented at a function to be at the Konkani Bhavan, Aquem, at 4 pm on 30
September. (GT)

SHOBHA GURTU PASSES AWAY: The Thumri queen known for her rich earthy voice,
Shobha Gurtu, passed away at her residence in Mumbai, following a cardiac
arrest, on September 27. Born in 1925 in Belgaum to a Goan mother, Shobha
began her initial training under her mother Menekabai Shirodkar, a
professional dancer and a student of Atrauli Jaipur Gayaki of Ustad Alladiya
Khan. (NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA LIFT U-16 LIONS CUP: Fransa Football Club scored an impressive 3-0
win over Calangute Youngsters to lift the Lions U-16 Soccer Cup, at
Calangute Association ground. (H)

ST ROCK AHEAD: St Rock Youth Club, Majorda, defeated Holiday Club, Arpora,
5-4 via the tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Palyekar
Memorial soccer tournament, at Siolim church ground. (H)

D E A T H S
27 Sept: Assolda-Dacutolem: ROSALINHA (ROSA) MASCARENHAS), Born:
22-1-1931; wife of Xavier, mother of Peter (Edu), Pascoal, B Thomas, Frank,
Jacinta, Rita, Archangella, Filomena (UK), Lourdinha, Bena and Fatima (UK);
mother-in-law of Peter, Uday, Nicholas (UK), John (UK), Tony, Ragunath,
Maria, Agnes, Leena and Filipina; grandmother of Dr Kennedy, Roshen, Xavier,
Reagan, Fr Theodozio (OCD), Sacru (Kuwait), Doris, Dr Norma, Franky,
Dwarika, Asly, Modistus, Rachel, Ravina, Risha, Nicola, Sweety, Tushar and
Tejas. Funeral: 28 Sept at 4 pm, Our Lady of Miracles Chapel, Assolda, Gudi.
22 Sep: Chinchinim: TRICIA VIEGAS: daughter of Julio/Olimpia, sister of
Terence,Tennyson, Tosca and Anita Misri.
20 Sep: Loutulim: ROY VINCENT DE PAUL MONTEIRO; husband of Margaret,
father of Therese Rita. Funeral on 29 Sept at 4 pm.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.0 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 85% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: A bit of sunshine, through gaps in a largely cloudy sky, this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-28 08:34:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 28, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bori survat zata tacho boro xevott." (All is well
that ends well.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: Video News Clip of the first session of the
Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I" (Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24,
2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

US WARSHIPS TO BE IN GOA: Three US Navy vessels, including a USD 900 Million
nuclear submarine, will visit Goa for rest and recreation on 3 October,
Naval sources aid. The warships - USS Cowpens, USS Gary and USS Alexandria -
will call at Mormugao after participating in Exercise Malabar, the fifth
annual Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise, with the Indian Navy, off Konkan
coast. "USS Alexandria" is a 14-year-old Los Angeles class nuclear-powered
attack submarine that is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, Harpoon
Anti-ship missiles and torpedoes. "USS Cowpens" is a guided missile cruiser,
carrying a crew of 370 and is 13 years old. "USS Gary", a 20-year-old
frigate, will be carrying 215 crew members and a variety of heavy weapons.
(Reuven Proenca in GT)

PARRIKAR DEFENDS SKYBUS PROJECT: The State government does not rule out the
implementation of the Skybus project of the Konkan Railway Corporation in
future on the 13-km Panaji-Mapusa route. CM Manohar Parrikar stated that a
full-proof technology develops only after repetitive trials are held. It is
only during such trials that errors in the technology can be detected and
set rights, he remarked. "I am still of the opinion that the indigenous
Skybus project of the KRC is a good technological development. I am prepared
to invest in it provided the international safety agencies certify it as a
full proof and safe technology. (GT)

ONCE OPEN A TIME: "Myths", the first part of a multimedia exhibition curated
by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash, was inaugurated by Abhay
Sardessai, Editor, "The Art News Magazine of India", Mumbai, at Fundacao
Oriente, Fontainhas, on September 24 evening. Artists Hanuman Kambli, Apurva
Kulkarkani, Rajeshree Thakker and Querozito de Souza gave an audio-visual
presentation of their works, which will be on display till September 29 from
10 am to 6 pm. The four-part exhibition is an outcome of a unique study
project on "Representation of Myths, Mythology, Epics, Fairy Tales and
Fables in Visual Arts" conducted by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash.
Says Neeta, "A myth serves as an umbilical cord connecting and individual to
the culture thereby nurturing with the sap of wisdom of the ancient culture
giving strength and hope to survive." For a VIDEO CLIP check at
http://www.goacom.com/news ONCE UPON A TIME.

RADHARAO BLASTS CONGRESS: UGDP senior vice-president Radharao Gracias came
out openly in support of the BJP candidate Isidore Fernandes and flayed
Congress policies at the function to mark the inauguration of the BJP's
election office of BJP candidate at the Poinguinim market. (GT) UGDP general
secretary Prashant Naik said that Radharao Gracias' act of coming out openly
in support of the BJP is contrary to his statement that he would adopt a
neutral stance in the whole matter. (GT)

CAG'S QUERY OVER RECLAMATION: Goa Action Group has written to Goa Coastal
Zone Management Authority seeking to know if any monitoring is being done to
ensure that the terms and conditions laid down by NIO and the panel are
being adhered to. The CAG also pointed out that while the works are being
carried out, it should be ensured that these do not obstruct the discharge
outlets of storm water drains and that all constructions projecting beyond
the existing built up river bank should be supported on pile foundations.
(GT)

52-YEAR-OLD RAPES 4-YR-OLD GIRL: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by
a 52-year-old Electricity department employee at Bepquegal-Curchorem on
September 26. Krishna Gawas, the accused and a neighbour of the victim, had
given the girl chocolates and a rupee for the past three days. (H)

2 LOVERS, 3 SUICIDE THREATS: With the plot revolving around two teenaged
lovers from differing communities, three different threats of suicide, and a
mother who collapses at the police station, the Curchorem police could not
have asked for a more perplexing situation. (H)

MAN HELD IN VEREM RAPE CASE: In yet another arrest in connection with the
gang rape of a minor girl at Verem, the police have held one Jagdish (25
years). The owner of the house to which the girl was taken to by the accused
resides in Dubai. The owner had appointed Venkatesh (also accused in the
crime) as a caretaker for the house while he was away, police investigations
have revealed. (GT)

GANJA SEIZED: The Anti Narcotics Cell, Panaji, have seized 995 gm of raw
ganja worth Rs.9500 from one Sheikh Ismael at the Mapusa Bus stand, on
September 27. Ismail hails from Belgaum. (GT)

CURTORIM RESIDENTS PROTEST: Residents of Curtorim on Monday (September 26)
morning gathered outside a steel factory in the village to protest against
the setting up of a sponge iron plant. (H)

WOMAN RESCUED FROM RIVER: A 24-year-old woman from Parra was rescued by
local fishermen when she attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the
Mandovi bridge, September 27 morning. The victim who worked as a clerk at
the Secretariat, is undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Goa Medical
College. (GT)

TALK ON GOAN HERITAGE: The Rotary Club of Porvorim has organised a talk on
"Awareness of Goan Heritage", today at Hotel Majestic, Porvorim, at 7.30 pm.
Director of Goa State Museum, Madhav Pitre, will address the gathering at
the function, which is open to all. (GT)

E-CATALOGUING OF GOVT LIBRARIES: For the first time in the history of the
library movement in Goa, e-cataloguing of Central Library's priceless
collection of books has commenced. As many as 1.5 lakh titles including
books by renowned authors, encyclopedias, Goan books, etc, are being
e-catalogued in the ongoing process. The process of e-cataloguing, according
to Central Library Curator Pia Rodrigues will enable both the general public
and staff to electronically locate and identify books that are shelved in
more than eight sections of the library. (H)

INDOCO ACQUIRES SOLVAY'S BRAND: Indoco Remedies, a leading pharmaceutical
company with presence in pain management, gynaecology, paediatric,
cardiology and diabetology segments has acquired Karvol Plus, a key brand in
the anti-cold segment from Solva Pharma India Ltd, on September 27. Suresh G
Kare, chairman and MD of Indoco Remedies Ltd, said, "The acquisition marks a
significant development towards taking forward our current strategy of
strengthening our product portfolio." Indoco is currently in the process of
expanding its facilities - one of the Company's plants in Goa is expected to
be operational in December 2004. Headquartered in Mumbai, the Company has
one manufacturing facility in Mumbai, one at Tarapore and two units in Goa.
(GT)

LARGEST WEDDING EXPO IN MUMBAI: Ten of Goa's leading jewellery houses,
cosmetic companies, vastu experts and others associated directly or
indirectly with the marriage industry are converging at Avsar-2004, the
largest wedding exposition in the country, being held in Mumbai, organised
by Adex Enterprises Pvt Ltd between 30 September and 6 October. The
Rs.10,000 crore Indian wedding industry sees around 10 million couples
getting married each year, and is growing at a whopping 25 per cent per
annum. Says Adex chairman SP Shah, "The expenditure on nuptial rites has
shot up 43 per cent with Mumbai alone blowing away Rs.2,450 crore last year
(2003) on weddings and related functions like mehndi, sangeet, receptions,
etc. (GT)

SUICIDE PREVENTION HELPLINE: The Psychiatric Society of Goa will soon start
its Suicide Prevention helpline intended at providing assistance to all
those in distress. The said helpline would be run by trained volunteers
having expertise in handling situations involving persons going through
stressful period. (NT)

MARGAO, MAPUSA DECLARED PURE PETROL TOWNS: Bharat Petroleum has dedicated
Margao and Mapusa cities to the motoring public in the State as 'Pure for
Sure' towns. A statement issued by BP states that following the successful
certification of SN Burye petroleum pump, all petrol pumps in Mapusa and
Margao were now 'Pure for Sure' certified. (NT)

BIRMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB in association with Rotary Clubs of Goa will conduct
'Saving Lives', a major training project on disaster management. The
programme will be conducted at the new Secretariat starting from September
28 to October 7. (H)

GOAN CHOIR MARKS ANNIVERSARY IN DOHA: The Good Shepherd Choir in association
with the Goan Community in Qatar recently celebrated its 14th anniversary
with a Gala Dine and Dance at the Mercure Accor (Sofitel) Hotel in Doha. (H)

FOOTBALLERS SCORE TOURISM WIN: Pedro Gomes, David Lobo and Olise Kize didn't
make to the national teams of Portugal and Nigeria. But far away in Goa they
made their countries proud. All three pumped in great goals for the team
World Tourism XI, an assortment of foreigners and others in Goa, in an
exhibition match with the Calangute Association led by former India
International Bruno Coutinho. (GT)

UK EXPORTED CONTAMINATED BLOOD PRODUCTS: Britain has exported blood products
that could be contaminated with the human form of mad cow disease to at
least eleven countries, including India, raising fears of further
transmission of the deadly condition, a leading daily reported on September
27. Officials last week contacted five of the countries identified as most
at risk from the imported blood products, which were donated by nine people
who died from Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, "The Times" reported. (PTI
report in NT)

KBM AWARDS: The Konkani Bhasha Mandal announced the literary, journalism and
educational awards for the year 2004. Babli Naik of "Sunaparant" will be
given this year's journalism award, while three literary awards will be
given to Nayana Adarkar for her collection of poems, Sudha Amonkar and
Agnelo de Borim for his Konkani drama "Oxem Ek Lhar". The awards will be
presented at a function to be at the Konkani Bhavan, Aquem, at 4 pm on 30
September. (GT)

SHOBHA GURTU PASSES AWAY: The Thumri queen known for her rich earthy voice,
Shobha Gurtu, passed away at her residence in Mumbai, following a cardiac
arrest, on September 27. Born in 1925 in Belgaum to a Goan mother, Shobha
began her initial training under her mother Menekabai Shirodkar, a
professional dancer and a student of Atrauli Jaipur Gayaki of Ustad Alladiya
Khan. (NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA LIFT U-16 LIONS CUP: Fransa Football Club scored an impressive 3-0
win over Calangute Youngsters to lift the Lions U-16 Soccer Cup, at
Calangute Association ground. (H)

ST ROCK AHEAD: St Rock Youth Club, Majorda, defeated Holiday Club, Arpora,
5-4 via the tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Palyekar
Memorial soccer tournament, at Siolim church ground. (H)

D E A T H S
27 Sept: Assolda-Dacutolem: ROSALINHA (ROSA) MASCARENHAS), Born:
22-1-1931; wife of Xavier, mother of Peter (Edu), Pascoal, B Thomas, Frank,
Jacinta, Rita, Archangella, Filomena (UK), Lourdinha, Bena and Fatima (UK);
mother-in-law of Peter, Uday, Nicholas (UK), John (UK), Tony, Ragunath,
Maria, Agnes, Leena and Filipina; grandmother of Dr Kennedy, Roshen, Xavier,
Reagan, Fr Theodozio (OCD), Sacru (Kuwait), Doris, Dr Norma, Franky,
Dwarika, Asly, Modistus, Rachel, Ravina, Risha, Nicola, Sweety, Tushar and
Tejas. Funeral: 28 Sept at 4 pm, Our Lady of Miracles Chapel, Assolda, Gudi.
22 Sep: Chinchinim: TRICIA VIEGAS: daughter of Julio/Olimpia, sister of
Terence,Tennyson, Tosca and Anita Misri.
20 Sep: Loutulim: ROY VINCENT DE PAUL MONTEIRO; husband of Margaret,
father of Therese Rita. Funeral on 29 Sept at 4 pm.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.0 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 85% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: A bit of sunshine, through gaps in a largely cloudy sky, this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-28 08:34:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 28, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bori survat zata tacho boro xevott." (All is well
that ends well.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: Video News Clip of the first session of the
Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I" (Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24,
2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

US WARSHIPS TO BE IN GOA: Three US Navy vessels, including a USD 900 Million
nuclear submarine, will visit Goa for rest and recreation on 3 October,
Naval sources aid. The warships - USS Cowpens, USS Gary and USS Alexandria -
will call at Mormugao after participating in Exercise Malabar, the fifth
annual Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise, with the Indian Navy, off Konkan
coast. "USS Alexandria" is a 14-year-old Los Angeles class nuclear-powered
attack submarine that is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, Harpoon
Anti-ship missiles and torpedoes. "USS Cowpens" is a guided missile cruiser,
carrying a crew of 370 and is 13 years old. "USS Gary", a 20-year-old
frigate, will be carrying 215 crew members and a variety of heavy weapons.
(Reuven Proenca in GT)

PARRIKAR DEFENDS SKYBUS PROJECT: The State government does not rule out the
implementation of the Skybus project of the Konkan Railway Corporation in
future on the 13-km Panaji-Mapusa route. CM Manohar Parrikar stated that a
full-proof technology develops only after repetitive trials are held. It is
only during such trials that errors in the technology can be detected and
set rights, he remarked. "I am still of the opinion that the indigenous
Skybus project of the KRC is a good technological development. I am prepared
to invest in it provided the international safety agencies certify it as a
full proof and safe technology. (GT)

ONCE OPEN A TIME: "Myths", the first part of a multimedia exhibition curated
by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash, was inaugurated by Abhay
Sardessai, Editor, "The Art News Magazine of India", Mumbai, at Fundacao
Oriente, Fontainhas, on September 24 evening. Artists Hanuman Kambli, Apurva
Kulkarkani, Rajeshree Thakker and Querozito de Souza gave an audio-visual
presentation of their works, which will be on display till September 29 from
10 am to 6 pm. The four-part exhibition is an outcome of a unique study
project on "Representation of Myths, Mythology, Epics, Fairy Tales and
Fables in Visual Arts" conducted by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash.
Says Neeta, "A myth serves as an umbilical cord connecting and individual to
the culture thereby nurturing with the sap of wisdom of the ancient culture
giving strength and hope to survive." For a VIDEO CLIP check at
http://www.goacom.com/news ONCE UPON A TIME.

RADHARAO BLASTS CONGRESS: UGDP senior vice-president Radharao Gracias came
out openly in support of the BJP candidate Isidore Fernandes and flayed
Congress policies at the function to mark the inauguration of the BJP's
election office of BJP candidate at the Poinguinim market. (GT) UGDP general
secretary Prashant Naik said that Radharao Gracias' act of coming out openly
in support of the BJP is contrary to his statement that he would adopt a
neutral stance in the whole matter. (GT)

CAG'S QUERY OVER RECLAMATION: Goa Action Group has written to Goa Coastal
Zone Management Authority seeking to know if any monitoring is being done to
ensure that the terms and conditions laid down by NIO and the panel are
being adhered to. The CAG also pointed out that while the works are being
carried out, it should be ensured that these do not obstruct the discharge
outlets of storm water drains and that all constructions projecting beyond
the existing built up river bank should be supported on pile foundations.
(GT)

52-YEAR-OLD RAPES 4-YR-OLD GIRL: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by
a 52-year-old Electricity department employee at Bepquegal-Curchorem on
September 26. Krishna Gawas, the accused and a neighbour of the victim, had
given the girl chocolates and a rupee for the past three days. (H)

2 LOVERS, 3 SUICIDE THREATS: With the plot revolving around two teenaged
lovers from differing communities, three different threats of suicide, and a
mother who collapses at the police station, the Curchorem police could not
have asked for a more perplexing situation. (H)

MAN HELD IN VEREM RAPE CASE: In yet another arrest in connection with the
gang rape of a minor girl at Verem, the police have held one Jagdish (25
years). The owner of the house to which the girl was taken to by the accused
resides in Dubai. The owner had appointed Venkatesh (also accused in the
crime) as a caretaker for the house while he was away, police investigations
have revealed. (GT)

GANJA SEIZED: The Anti Narcotics Cell, Panaji, have seized 995 gm of raw
ganja worth Rs.9500 from one Sheikh Ismael at the Mapusa Bus stand, on
September 27. Ismail hails from Belgaum. (GT)

CURTORIM RESIDENTS PROTEST: Residents of Curtorim on Monday (September 26)
morning gathered outside a steel factory in the village to protest against
the setting up of a sponge iron plant. (H)

WOMAN RESCUED FROM RIVER: A 24-year-old woman from Parra was rescued by
local fishermen when she attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the
Mandovi bridge, September 27 morning. The victim who worked as a clerk at
the Secretariat, is undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Goa Medical
College. (GT)

TALK ON GOAN HERITAGE: The Rotary Club of Porvorim has organised a talk on
"Awareness of Goan Heritage", today at Hotel Majestic, Porvorim, at 7.30 pm.
Director of Goa State Museum, Madhav Pitre, will address the gathering at
the function, which is open to all. (GT)

E-CATALOGUING OF GOVT LIBRARIES: For the first time in the history of the
library movement in Goa, e-cataloguing of Central Library's priceless
collection of books has commenced. As many as 1.5 lakh titles including
books by renowned authors, encyclopedias, Goan books, etc, are being
e-catalogued in the ongoing process. The process of e-cataloguing, according
to Central Library Curator Pia Rodrigues will enable both the general public
and staff to electronically locate and identify books that are shelved in
more than eight sections of the library. (H)

INDOCO ACQUIRES SOLVAY'S BRAND: Indoco Remedies, a leading pharmaceutical
company with presence in pain management, gynaecology, paediatric,
cardiology and diabetology segments has acquired Karvol Plus, a key brand in
the anti-cold segment from Solva Pharma India Ltd, on September 27. Suresh G
Kare, chairman and MD of Indoco Remedies Ltd, said, "The acquisition marks a
significant development towards taking forward our current strategy of
strengthening our product portfolio." Indoco is currently in the process of
expanding its facilities - one of the Company's plants in Goa is expected to
be operational in December 2004. Headquartered in Mumbai, the Company has
one manufacturing facility in Mumbai, one at Tarapore and two units in Goa.
(GT)

LARGEST WEDDING EXPO IN MUMBAI: Ten of Goa's leading jewellery houses,
cosmetic companies, vastu experts and others associated directly or
indirectly with the marriage industry are converging at Avsar-2004, the
largest wedding exposition in the country, being held in Mumbai, organised
by Adex Enterprises Pvt Ltd between 30 September and 6 October. The
Rs.10,000 crore Indian wedding industry sees around 10 million couples
getting married each year, and is growing at a whopping 25 per cent per
annum. Says Adex chairman SP Shah, "The expenditure on nuptial rites has
shot up 43 per cent with Mumbai alone blowing away Rs.2,450 crore last year
(2003) on weddings and related functions like mehndi, sangeet, receptions,
etc. (GT)

SUICIDE PREVENTION HELPLINE: The Psychiatric Society of Goa will soon start
its Suicide Prevention helpline intended at providing assistance to all
those in distress. The said helpline would be run by trained volunteers
having expertise in handling situations involving persons going through
stressful period. (NT)

MARGAO, MAPUSA DECLARED PURE PETROL TOWNS: Bharat Petroleum has dedicated
Margao and Mapusa cities to the motoring public in the State as 'Pure for
Sure' towns. A statement issued by BP states that following the successful
certification of SN Burye petroleum pump, all petrol pumps in Mapusa and
Margao were now 'Pure for Sure' certified. (NT)

BIRMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB in association with Rotary Clubs of Goa will conduct
'Saving Lives', a major training project on disaster management. The
programme will be conducted at the new Secretariat starting from September
28 to October 7. (H)

GOAN CHOIR MARKS ANNIVERSARY IN DOHA: The Good Shepherd Choir in association
with the Goan Community in Qatar recently celebrated its 14th anniversary
with a Gala Dine and Dance at the Mercure Accor (Sofitel) Hotel in Doha. (H)

FOOTBALLERS SCORE TOURISM WIN: Pedro Gomes, David Lobo and Olise Kize didn't
make to the national teams of Portugal and Nigeria. But far away in Goa they
made their countries proud. All three pumped in great goals for the team
World Tourism XI, an assortment of foreigners and others in Goa, in an
exhibition match with the Calangute Association led by former India
International Bruno Coutinho. (GT)

UK EXPORTED CONTAMINATED BLOOD PRODUCTS: Britain has exported blood products
that could be contaminated with the human form of mad cow disease to at
least eleven countries, including India, raising fears of further
transmission of the deadly condition, a leading daily reported on September
27. Officials last week contacted five of the countries identified as most
at risk from the imported blood products, which were donated by nine people
who died from Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, "The Times" reported. (PTI
report in NT)

KBM AWARDS: The Konkani Bhasha Mandal announced the literary, journalism and
educational awards for the year 2004. Babli Naik of "Sunaparant" will be
given this year's journalism award, while three literary awards will be
given to Nayana Adarkar for her collection of poems, Sudha Amonkar and
Agnelo de Borim for his Konkani drama "Oxem Ek Lhar". The awards will be
presented at a function to be at the Konkani Bhavan, Aquem, at 4 pm on 30
September. (GT)

SHOBHA GURTU PASSES AWAY: The Thumri queen known for her rich earthy voice,
Shobha Gurtu, passed away at her residence in Mumbai, following a cardiac
arrest, on September 27. Born in 1925 in Belgaum to a Goan mother, Shobha
began her initial training under her mother Menekabai Shirodkar, a
professional dancer and a student of Atrauli Jaipur Gayaki of Ustad Alladiya
Khan. (NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA LIFT U-16 LIONS CUP: Fransa Football Club scored an impressive 3-0
win over Calangute Youngsters to lift the Lions U-16 Soccer Cup, at
Calangute Association ground. (H)

ST ROCK AHEAD: St Rock Youth Club, Majorda, defeated Holiday Club, Arpora,
5-4 via the tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Palyekar
Memorial soccer tournament, at Siolim church ground. (H)

D E A T H S
27 Sept: Assolda-Dacutolem: ROSALINHA (ROSA) MASCARENHAS), Born:
22-1-1931; wife of Xavier, mother of Peter (Edu), Pascoal, B Thomas, Frank,
Jacinta, Rita, Archangella, Filomena (UK), Lourdinha, Bena and Fatima (UK);
mother-in-law of Peter, Uday, Nicholas (UK), John (UK), Tony, Ragunath,
Maria, Agnes, Leena and Filipina; grandmother of Dr Kennedy, Roshen, Xavier,
Reagan, Fr Theodozio (OCD), Sacru (Kuwait), Doris, Dr Norma, Franky,
Dwarika, Asly, Modistus, Rachel, Ravina, Risha, Nicola, Sweety, Tushar and
Tejas. Funeral: 28 Sept at 4 pm, Our Lady of Miracles Chapel, Assolda, Gudi.
22 Sep: Chinchinim: TRICIA VIEGAS: daughter of Julio/Olimpia, sister of
Terence,Tennyson, Tosca and Anita Misri.
20 Sep: Loutulim: ROY VINCENT DE PAUL MONTEIRO; husband of Margaret,
father of Therese Rita. Funeral on 29 Sept at 4 pm.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.0 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 85% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: A bit of sunshine, through gaps in a largely cloudy sky, this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-28 08:34:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 28, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bori survat zata tacho boro xevott." (All is well
that ends well.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: Video News Clip of the first session of the
Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I" (Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24,
2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

US WARSHIPS TO BE IN GOA: Three US Navy vessels, including a USD 900 Million
nuclear submarine, will visit Goa for rest and recreation on 3 October,
Naval sources aid. The warships - USS Cowpens, USS Gary and USS Alexandria -
will call at Mormugao after participating in Exercise Malabar, the fifth
annual Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise, with the Indian Navy, off Konkan
coast. "USS Alexandria" is a 14-year-old Los Angeles class nuclear-powered
attack submarine that is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, Harpoon
Anti-ship missiles and torpedoes. "USS Cowpens" is a guided missile cruiser,
carrying a crew of 370 and is 13 years old. "USS Gary", a 20-year-old
frigate, will be carrying 215 crew members and a variety of heavy weapons.
(Reuven Proenca in GT)

PARRIKAR DEFENDS SKYBUS PROJECT: The State government does not rule out the
implementation of the Skybus project of the Konkan Railway Corporation in
future on the 13-km Panaji-Mapusa route. CM Manohar Parrikar stated that a
full-proof technology develops only after repetitive trials are held. It is
only during such trials that errors in the technology can be detected and
set rights, he remarked. "I am still of the opinion that the indigenous
Skybus project of the KRC is a good technological development. I am prepared
to invest in it provided the international safety agencies certify it as a
full proof and safe technology. (GT)

ONCE OPEN A TIME: "Myths", the first part of a multimedia exhibition curated
by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash, was inaugurated by Abhay
Sardessai, Editor, "The Art News Magazine of India", Mumbai, at Fundacao
Oriente, Fontainhas, on September 24 evening. Artists Hanuman Kambli, Apurva
Kulkarkani, Rajeshree Thakker and Querozito de Souza gave an audio-visual
presentation of their works, which will be on display till September 29 from
10 am to 6 pm. The four-part exhibition is an outcome of a unique study
project on "Representation of Myths, Mythology, Epics, Fairy Tales and
Fables in Visual Arts" conducted by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash.
Says Neeta, "A myth serves as an umbilical cord connecting and individual to
the culture thereby nurturing with the sap of wisdom of the ancient culture
giving strength and hope to survive." For a VIDEO CLIP check at
http://www.goacom.com/news ONCE UPON A TIME.

RADHARAO BLASTS CONGRESS: UGDP senior vice-president Radharao Gracias came
out openly in support of the BJP candidate Isidore Fernandes and flayed
Congress policies at the function to mark the inauguration of the BJP's
election office of BJP candidate at the Poinguinim market. (GT) UGDP general
secretary Prashant Naik said that Radharao Gracias' act of coming out openly
in support of the BJP is contrary to his statement that he would adopt a
neutral stance in the whole matter. (GT)

CAG'S QUERY OVER RECLAMATION: Goa Action Group has written to Goa Coastal
Zone Management Authority seeking to know if any monitoring is being done to
ensure that the terms and conditions laid down by NIO and the panel are
being adhered to. The CAG also pointed out that while the works are being
carried out, it should be ensured that these do not obstruct the discharge
outlets of storm water drains and that all constructions projecting beyond
the existing built up river bank should be supported on pile foundations.
(GT)

52-YEAR-OLD RAPES 4-YR-OLD GIRL: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by
a 52-year-old Electricity department employee at Bepquegal-Curchorem on
September 26. Krishna Gawas, the accused and a neighbour of the victim, had
given the girl chocolates and a rupee for the past three days. (H)

2 LOVERS, 3 SUICIDE THREATS: With the plot revolving around two teenaged
lovers from differing communities, three different threats of suicide, and a
mother who collapses at the police station, the Curchorem police could not
have asked for a more perplexing situation. (H)

MAN HELD IN VEREM RAPE CASE: In yet another arrest in connection with the
gang rape of a minor girl at Verem, the police have held one Jagdish (25
years). The owner of the house to which the girl was taken to by the accused
resides in Dubai. The owner had appointed Venkatesh (also accused in the
crime) as a caretaker for the house while he was away, police investigations
have revealed. (GT)

GANJA SEIZED: The Anti Narcotics Cell, Panaji, have seized 995 gm of raw
ganja worth Rs.9500 from one Sheikh Ismael at the Mapusa Bus stand, on
September 27. Ismail hails from Belgaum. (GT)

CURTORIM RESIDENTS PROTEST: Residents of Curtorim on Monday (September 26)
morning gathered outside a steel factory in the village to protest against
the setting up of a sponge iron plant. (H)

WOMAN RESCUED FROM RIVER: A 24-year-old woman from Parra was rescued by
local fishermen when she attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the
Mandovi bridge, September 27 morning. The victim who worked as a clerk at
the Secretariat, is undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Goa Medical
College. (GT)

TALK ON GOAN HERITAGE: The Rotary Club of Porvorim has organised a talk on
"Awareness of Goan Heritage", today at Hotel Majestic, Porvorim, at 7.30 pm.
Director of Goa State Museum, Madhav Pitre, will address the gathering at
the function, which is open to all. (GT)

E-CATALOGUING OF GOVT LIBRARIES: For the first time in the history of the
library movement in Goa, e-cataloguing of Central Library's priceless
collection of books has commenced. As many as 1.5 lakh titles including
books by renowned authors, encyclopedias, Goan books, etc, are being
e-catalogued in the ongoing process. The process of e-cataloguing, according
to Central Library Curator Pia Rodrigues will enable both the general public
and staff to electronically locate and identify books that are shelved in
more than eight sections of the library. (H)

INDOCO ACQUIRES SOLVAY'S BRAND: Indoco Remedies, a leading pharmaceutical
company with presence in pain management, gynaecology, paediatric,
cardiology and diabetology segments has acquired Karvol Plus, a key brand in
the anti-cold segment from Solva Pharma India Ltd, on September 27. Suresh G
Kare, chairman and MD of Indoco Remedies Ltd, said, "The acquisition marks a
significant development towards taking forward our current strategy of
strengthening our product portfolio." Indoco is currently in the process of
expanding its facilities - one of the Company's plants in Goa is expected to
be operational in December 2004. Headquartered in Mumbai, the Company has
one manufacturing facility in Mumbai, one at Tarapore and two units in Goa.
(GT)

LARGEST WEDDING EXPO IN MUMBAI: Ten of Goa's leading jewellery houses,
cosmetic companies, vastu experts and others associated directly or
indirectly with the marriage industry are converging at Avsar-2004, the
largest wedding exposition in the country, being held in Mumbai, organised
by Adex Enterprises Pvt Ltd between 30 September and 6 October. The
Rs.10,000 crore Indian wedding industry sees around 10 million couples
getting married each year, and is growing at a whopping 25 per cent per
annum. Says Adex chairman SP Shah, "The expenditure on nuptial rites has
shot up 43 per cent with Mumbai alone blowing away Rs.2,450 crore last year
(2003) on weddings and related functions like mehndi, sangeet, receptions,
etc. (GT)

SUICIDE PREVENTION HELPLINE: The Psychiatric Society of Goa will soon start
its Suicide Prevention helpline intended at providing assistance to all
those in distress. The said helpline would be run by trained volunteers
having expertise in handling situations involving persons going through
stressful period. (NT)

MARGAO, MAPUSA DECLARED PURE PETROL TOWNS: Bharat Petroleum has dedicated
Margao and Mapusa cities to the motoring public in the State as 'Pure for
Sure' towns. A statement issued by BP states that following the successful
certification of SN Burye petroleum pump, all petrol pumps in Mapusa and
Margao were now 'Pure for Sure' certified. (NT)

BIRMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB in association with Rotary Clubs of Goa will conduct
'Saving Lives', a major training project on disaster management. The
programme will be conducted at the new Secretariat starting from September
28 to October 7. (H)

GOAN CHOIR MARKS ANNIVERSARY IN DOHA: The Good Shepherd Choir in association
with the Goan Community in Qatar recently celebrated its 14th anniversary
with a Gala Dine and Dance at the Mercure Accor (Sofitel) Hotel in Doha. (H)

FOOTBALLERS SCORE TOURISM WIN: Pedro Gomes, David Lobo and Olise Kize didn't
make to the national teams of Portugal and Nigeria. But far away in Goa they
made their countries proud. All three pumped in great goals for the team
World Tourism XI, an assortment of foreigners and others in Goa, in an
exhibition match with the Calangute Association led by former India
International Bruno Coutinho. (GT)

UK EXPORTED CONTAMINATED BLOOD PRODUCTS: Britain has exported blood products
that could be contaminated with the human form of mad cow disease to at
least eleven countries, including India, raising fears of further
transmission of the deadly condition, a leading daily reported on September
27. Officials last week contacted five of the countries identified as most
at risk from the imported blood products, which were donated by nine people
who died from Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, "The Times" reported. (PTI
report in NT)

KBM AWARDS: The Konkani Bhasha Mandal announced the literary, journalism and
educational awards for the year 2004. Babli Naik of "Sunaparant" will be
given this year's journalism award, while three literary awards will be
given to Nayana Adarkar for her collection of poems, Sudha Amonkar and
Agnelo de Borim for his Konkani drama "Oxem Ek Lhar". The awards will be
presented at a function to be at the Konkani Bhavan, Aquem, at 4 pm on 30
September. (GT)

SHOBHA GURTU PASSES AWAY: The Thumri queen known for her rich earthy voice,
Shobha Gurtu, passed away at her residence in Mumbai, following a cardiac
arrest, on September 27. Born in 1925 in Belgaum to a Goan mother, Shobha
began her initial training under her mother Menekabai Shirodkar, a
professional dancer and a student of Atrauli Jaipur Gayaki of Ustad Alladiya
Khan. (NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA LIFT U-16 LIONS CUP: Fransa Football Club scored an impressive 3-0
win over Calangute Youngsters to lift the Lions U-16 Soccer Cup, at
Calangute Association ground. (H)

ST ROCK AHEAD: St Rock Youth Club, Majorda, defeated Holiday Club, Arpora,
5-4 via the tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Palyekar
Memorial soccer tournament, at Siolim church ground. (H)

D E A T H S
27 Sept: Assolda-Dacutolem: ROSALINHA (ROSA) MASCARENHAS), Born:
22-1-1931; wife of Xavier, mother of Peter (Edu), Pascoal, B Thomas, Frank,
Jacinta, Rita, Archangella, Filomena (UK), Lourdinha, Bena and Fatima (UK);
mother-in-law of Peter, Uday, Nicholas (UK), John (UK), Tony, Ragunath,
Maria, Agnes, Leena and Filipina; grandmother of Dr Kennedy, Roshen, Xavier,
Reagan, Fr Theodozio (OCD), Sacru (Kuwait), Doris, Dr Norma, Franky,
Dwarika, Asly, Modistus, Rachel, Ravina, Risha, Nicola, Sweety, Tushar and
Tejas. Funeral: 28 Sept at 4 pm, Our Lady of Miracles Chapel, Assolda, Gudi.
22 Sep: Chinchinim: TRICIA VIEGAS: daughter of Julio/Olimpia, sister of
Terence,Tennyson, Tosca and Anita Misri.
20 Sep: Loutulim: ROY VINCENT DE PAUL MONTEIRO; husband of Margaret,
father of Therese Rita. Funeral on 29 Sept at 4 pm.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.0 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 85% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: A bit of sunshine, through gaps in a largely cloudy sky, this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-28 08:34:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 28, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bori survat zata tacho boro xevott." (All is well
that ends well.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: Video News Clip of the first session of the
Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I" (Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24,
2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

US WARSHIPS TO BE IN GOA: Three US Navy vessels, including a USD 900 Million
nuclear submarine, will visit Goa for rest and recreation on 3 October,
Naval sources aid. The warships - USS Cowpens, USS Gary and USS Alexandria -
will call at Mormugao after participating in Exercise Malabar, the fifth
annual Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise, with the Indian Navy, off Konkan
coast. "USS Alexandria" is a 14-year-old Los Angeles class nuclear-powered
attack submarine that is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, Harpoon
Anti-ship missiles and torpedoes. "USS Cowpens" is a guided missile cruiser,
carrying a crew of 370 and is 13 years old. "USS Gary", a 20-year-old
frigate, will be carrying 215 crew members and a variety of heavy weapons.
(Reuven Proenca in GT)

PARRIKAR DEFENDS SKYBUS PROJECT: The State government does not rule out the
implementation of the Skybus project of the Konkan Railway Corporation in
future on the 13-km Panaji-Mapusa route. CM Manohar Parrikar stated that a
full-proof technology develops only after repetitive trials are held. It is
only during such trials that errors in the technology can be detected and
set rights, he remarked. "I am still of the opinion that the indigenous
Skybus project of the KRC is a good technological development. I am prepared
to invest in it provided the international safety agencies certify it as a
full proof and safe technology. (GT)

ONCE OPEN A TIME: "Myths", the first part of a multimedia exhibition curated
by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash, was inaugurated by Abhay
Sardessai, Editor, "The Art News Magazine of India", Mumbai, at Fundacao
Oriente, Fontainhas, on September 24 evening. Artists Hanuman Kambli, Apurva
Kulkarkani, Rajeshree Thakker and Querozito de Souza gave an audio-visual
presentation of their works, which will be on display till September 29 from
10 am to 6 pm. The four-part exhibition is an outcome of a unique study
project on "Representation of Myths, Mythology, Epics, Fairy Tales and
Fables in Visual Arts" conducted by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash.
Says Neeta, "A myth serves as an umbilical cord connecting and individual to
the culture thereby nurturing with the sap of wisdom of the ancient culture
giving strength and hope to survive." For a VIDEO CLIP check at
http://www.goacom.com/news ONCE UPON A TIME.

RADHARAO BLASTS CONGRESS: UGDP senior vice-president Radharao Gracias came
out openly in support of the BJP candidate Isidore Fernandes and flayed
Congress policies at the function to mark the inauguration of the BJP's
election office of BJP candidate at the Poinguinim market. (GT) UGDP general
secretary Prashant Naik said that Radharao Gracias' act of coming out openly
in support of the BJP is contrary to his statement that he would adopt a
neutral stance in the whole matter. (GT)

CAG'S QUERY OVER RECLAMATION: Goa Action Group has written to Goa Coastal
Zone Management Authority seeking to know if any monitoring is being done to
ensure that the terms and conditions laid down by NIO and the panel are
being adhered to. The CAG also pointed out that while the works are being
carried out, it should be ensured that these do not obstruct the discharge
outlets of storm water drains and that all constructions projecting beyond
the existing built up river bank should be supported on pile foundations.
(GT)

52-YEAR-OLD RAPES 4-YR-OLD GIRL: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by
a 52-year-old Electricity department employee at Bepquegal-Curchorem on
September 26. Krishna Gawas, the accused and a neighbour of the victim, had
given the girl chocolates and a rupee for the past three days. (H)

2 LOVERS, 3 SUICIDE THREATS: With the plot revolving around two teenaged
lovers from differing communities, three different threats of suicide, and a
mother who collapses at the police station, the Curchorem police could not
have asked for a more perplexing situation. (H)

MAN HELD IN VEREM RAPE CASE: In yet another arrest in connection with the
gang rape of a minor girl at Verem, the police have held one Jagdish (25
years). The owner of the house to which the girl was taken to by the accused
resides in Dubai. The owner had appointed Venkatesh (also accused in the
crime) as a caretaker for the house while he was away, police investigations
have revealed. (GT)

GANJA SEIZED: The Anti Narcotics Cell, Panaji, have seized 995 gm of raw
ganja worth Rs.9500 from one Sheikh Ismael at the Mapusa Bus stand, on
September 27. Ismail hails from Belgaum. (GT)

CURTORIM RESIDENTS PROTEST: Residents of Curtorim on Monday (September 26)
morning gathered outside a steel factory in the village to protest against
the setting up of a sponge iron plant. (H)

WOMAN RESCUED FROM RIVER: A 24-year-old woman from Parra was rescued by
local fishermen when she attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the
Mandovi bridge, September 27 morning. The victim who worked as a clerk at
the Secretariat, is undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Goa Medical
College. (GT)

TALK ON GOAN HERITAGE: The Rotary Club of Porvorim has organised a talk on
"Awareness of Goan Heritage", today at Hotel Majestic, Porvorim, at 7.30 pm.
Director of Goa State Museum, Madhav Pitre, will address the gathering at
the function, which is open to all. (GT)

E-CATALOGUING OF GOVT LIBRARIES: For the first time in the history of the
library movement in Goa, e-cataloguing of Central Library's priceless
collection of books has commenced. As many as 1.5 lakh titles including
books by renowned authors, encyclopedias, Goan books, etc, are being
e-catalogued in the ongoing process. The process of e-cataloguing, according
to Central Library Curator Pia Rodrigues will enable both the general public
and staff to electronically locate and identify books that are shelved in
more than eight sections of the library. (H)

INDOCO ACQUIRES SOLVAY'S BRAND: Indoco Remedies, a leading pharmaceutical
company with presence in pain management, gynaecology, paediatric,
cardiology and diabetology segments has acquired Karvol Plus, a key brand in
the anti-cold segment from Solva Pharma India Ltd, on September 27. Suresh G
Kare, chairman and MD of Indoco Remedies Ltd, said, "The acquisition marks a
significant development towards taking forward our current strategy of
strengthening our product portfolio." Indoco is currently in the process of
expanding its facilities - one of the Company's plants in Goa is expected to
be operational in December 2004. Headquartered in Mumbai, the Company has
one manufacturing facility in Mumbai, one at Tarapore and two units in Goa.
(GT)

LARGEST WEDDING EXPO IN MUMBAI: Ten of Goa's leading jewellery houses,
cosmetic companies, vastu experts and others associated directly or
indirectly with the marriage industry are converging at Avsar-2004, the
largest wedding exposition in the country, being held in Mumbai, organised
by Adex Enterprises Pvt Ltd between 30 September and 6 October. The
Rs.10,000 crore Indian wedding industry sees around 10 million couples
getting married each year, and is growing at a whopping 25 per cent per
annum. Says Adex chairman SP Shah, "The expenditure on nuptial rites has
shot up 43 per cent with Mumbai alone blowing away Rs.2,450 crore last year
(2003) on weddings and related functions like mehndi, sangeet, receptions,
etc. (GT)

SUICIDE PREVENTION HELPLINE: The Psychiatric Society of Goa will soon start
its Suicide Prevention helpline intended at providing assistance to all
those in distress. The said helpline would be run by trained volunteers
having expertise in handling situations involving persons going through
stressful period. (NT)

MARGAO, MAPUSA DECLARED PURE PETROL TOWNS: Bharat Petroleum has dedicated
Margao and Mapusa cities to the motoring public in the State as 'Pure for
Sure' towns. A statement issued by BP states that following the successful
certification of SN Burye petroleum pump, all petrol pumps in Mapusa and
Margao were now 'Pure for Sure' certified. (NT)

BIRMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB in association with Rotary Clubs of Goa will conduct
'Saving Lives', a major training project on disaster management. The
programme will be conducted at the new Secretariat starting from September
28 to October 7. (H)

GOAN CHOIR MARKS ANNIVERSARY IN DOHA: The Good Shepherd Choir in association
with the Goan Community in Qatar recently celebrated its 14th anniversary
with a Gala Dine and Dance at the Mercure Accor (Sofitel) Hotel in Doha. (H)

FOOTBALLERS SCORE TOURISM WIN: Pedro Gomes, David Lobo and Olise Kize didn't
make to the national teams of Portugal and Nigeria. But far away in Goa they
made their countries proud. All three pumped in great goals for the team
World Tourism XI, an assortment of foreigners and others in Goa, in an
exhibition match with the Calangute Association led by former India
International Bruno Coutinho. (GT)

UK EXPORTED CONTAMINATED BLOOD PRODUCTS: Britain has exported blood products
that could be contaminated with the human form of mad cow disease to at
least eleven countries, including India, raising fears of further
transmission of the deadly condition, a leading daily reported on September
27. Officials last week contacted five of the countries identified as most
at risk from the imported blood products, which were donated by nine people
who died from Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, "The Times" reported. (PTI
report in NT)

KBM AWARDS: The Konkani Bhasha Mandal announced the literary, journalism and
educational awards for the year 2004. Babli Naik of "Sunaparant" will be
given this year's journalism award, while three literary awards will be
given to Nayana Adarkar for her collection of poems, Sudha Amonkar and
Agnelo de Borim for his Konkani drama "Oxem Ek Lhar". The awards will be
presented at a function to be at the Konkani Bhavan, Aquem, at 4 pm on 30
September. (GT)

SHOBHA GURTU PASSES AWAY: The Thumri queen known for her rich earthy voice,
Shobha Gurtu, passed away at her residence in Mumbai, following a cardiac
arrest, on September 27. Born in 1925 in Belgaum to a Goan mother, Shobha
began her initial training under her mother Menekabai Shirodkar, a
professional dancer and a student of Atrauli Jaipur Gayaki of Ustad Alladiya
Khan. (NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA LIFT U-16 LIONS CUP: Fransa Football Club scored an impressive 3-0
win over Calangute Youngsters to lift the Lions U-16 Soccer Cup, at
Calangute Association ground. (H)

ST ROCK AHEAD: St Rock Youth Club, Majorda, defeated Holiday Club, Arpora,
5-4 via the tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Palyekar
Memorial soccer tournament, at Siolim church ground. (H)

D E A T H S
27 Sept: Assolda-Dacutolem: ROSALINHA (ROSA) MASCARENHAS), Born:
22-1-1931; wife of Xavier, mother of Peter (Edu), Pascoal, B Thomas, Frank,
Jacinta, Rita, Archangella, Filomena (UK), Lourdinha, Bena and Fatima (UK);
mother-in-law of Peter, Uday, Nicholas (UK), John (UK), Tony, Ragunath,
Maria, Agnes, Leena and Filipina; grandmother of Dr Kennedy, Roshen, Xavier,
Reagan, Fr Theodozio (OCD), Sacru (Kuwait), Doris, Dr Norma, Franky,
Dwarika, Asly, Modistus, Rachel, Ravina, Risha, Nicola, Sweety, Tushar and
Tejas. Funeral: 28 Sept at 4 pm, Our Lady of Miracles Chapel, Assolda, Gudi.
22 Sep: Chinchinim: TRICIA VIEGAS: daughter of Julio/Olimpia, sister of
Terence,Tennyson, Tosca and Anita Misri.
20 Sep: Loutulim: ROY VINCENT DE PAUL MONTEIRO; husband of Margaret,
father of Therese Rita. Funeral on 29 Sept at 4 pm.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.0 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 85% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: A bit of sunshine, through gaps in a largely cloudy sky, this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-28 08:34:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 28, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bori survat zata tacho boro xevott." (All is well
that ends well.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: Video News Clip of the first session of the
Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I" (Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24,
2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

US WARSHIPS TO BE IN GOA: Three US Navy vessels, including a USD 900 Million
nuclear submarine, will visit Goa for rest and recreation on 3 October,
Naval sources aid. The warships - USS Cowpens, USS Gary and USS Alexandria -
will call at Mormugao after participating in Exercise Malabar, the fifth
annual Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise, with the Indian Navy, off Konkan
coast. "USS Alexandria" is a 14-year-old Los Angeles class nuclear-powered
attack submarine that is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, Harpoon
Anti-ship missiles and torpedoes. "USS Cowpens" is a guided missile cruiser,
carrying a crew of 370 and is 13 years old. "USS Gary", a 20-year-old
frigate, will be carrying 215 crew members and a variety of heavy weapons.
(Reuven Proenca in GT)

PARRIKAR DEFENDS SKYBUS PROJECT: The State government does not rule out the
implementation of the Skybus project of the Konkan Railway Corporation in
future on the 13-km Panaji-Mapusa route. CM Manohar Parrikar stated that a
full-proof technology develops only after repetitive trials are held. It is
only during such trials that errors in the technology can be detected and
set rights, he remarked. "I am still of the opinion that the indigenous
Skybus project of the KRC is a good technological development. I am prepared
to invest in it provided the international safety agencies certify it as a
full proof and safe technology. (GT)

ONCE OPEN A TIME: "Myths", the first part of a multimedia exhibition curated
by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash, was inaugurated by Abhay
Sardessai, Editor, "The Art News Magazine of India", Mumbai, at Fundacao
Oriente, Fontainhas, on September 24 evening. Artists Hanuman Kambli, Apurva
Kulkarkani, Rajeshree Thakker and Querozito de Souza gave an audio-visual
presentation of their works, which will be on display till September 29 from
10 am to 6 pm. The four-part exhibition is an outcome of a unique study
project on "Representation of Myths, Mythology, Epics, Fairy Tales and
Fables in Visual Arts" conducted by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash.
Says Neeta, "A myth serves as an umbilical cord connecting and individual to
the culture thereby nurturing with the sap of wisdom of the ancient culture
giving strength and hope to survive." For a VIDEO CLIP check at
http://www.goacom.com/news ONCE UPON A TIME.

RADHARAO BLASTS CONGRESS: UGDP senior vice-president Radharao Gracias came
out openly in support of the BJP candidate Isidore Fernandes and flayed
Congress policies at the function to mark the inauguration of the BJP's
election office of BJP candidate at the Poinguinim market. (GT) UGDP general
secretary Prashant Naik said that Radharao Gracias' act of coming out openly
in support of the BJP is contrary to his statement that he would adopt a
neutral stance in the whole matter. (GT)

CAG'S QUERY OVER RECLAMATION: Goa Action Group has written to Goa Coastal
Zone Management Authority seeking to know if any monitoring is being done to
ensure that the terms and conditions laid down by NIO and the panel are
being adhered to. The CAG also pointed out that while the works are being
carried out, it should be ensured that these do not obstruct the discharge
outlets of storm water drains and that all constructions projecting beyond
the existing built up river bank should be supported on pile foundations.
(GT)

52-YEAR-OLD RAPES 4-YR-OLD GIRL: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by
a 52-year-old Electricity department employee at Bepquegal-Curchorem on
September 26. Krishna Gawas, the accused and a neighbour of the victim, had
given the girl chocolates and a rupee for the past three days. (H)

2 LOVERS, 3 SUICIDE THREATS: With the plot revolving around two teenaged
lovers from differing communities, three different threats of suicide, and a
mother who collapses at the police station, the Curchorem police could not
have asked for a more perplexing situation. (H)

MAN HELD IN VEREM RAPE CASE: In yet another arrest in connection with the
gang rape of a minor girl at Verem, the police have held one Jagdish (25
years). The owner of the house to which the girl was taken to by the accused
resides in Dubai. The owner had appointed Venkatesh (also accused in the
crime) as a caretaker for the house while he was away, police investigations
have revealed. (GT)

GANJA SEIZED: The Anti Narcotics Cell, Panaji, have seized 995 gm of raw
ganja worth Rs.9500 from one Sheikh Ismael at the Mapusa Bus stand, on
September 27. Ismail hails from Belgaum. (GT)

CURTORIM RESIDENTS PROTEST: Residents of Curtorim on Monday (September 26)
morning gathered outside a steel factory in the village to protest against
the setting up of a sponge iron plant. (H)

WOMAN RESCUED FROM RIVER: A 24-year-old woman from Parra was rescued by
local fishermen when she attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the
Mandovi bridge, September 27 morning. The victim who worked as a clerk at
the Secretariat, is undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Goa Medical
College. (GT)

TALK ON GOAN HERITAGE: The Rotary Club of Porvorim has organised a talk on
"Awareness of Goan Heritage", today at Hotel Majestic, Porvorim, at 7.30 pm.
Director of Goa State Museum, Madhav Pitre, will address the gathering at
the function, which is open to all. (GT)

E-CATALOGUING OF GOVT LIBRARIES: For the first time in the history of the
library movement in Goa, e-cataloguing of Central Library's priceless
collection of books has commenced. As many as 1.5 lakh titles including
books by renowned authors, encyclopedias, Goan books, etc, are being
e-catalogued in the ongoing process. The process of e-cataloguing, according
to Central Library Curator Pia Rodrigues will enable both the general public
and staff to electronically locate and identify books that are shelved in
more than eight sections of the library. (H)

INDOCO ACQUIRES SOLVAY'S BRAND: Indoco Remedies, a leading pharmaceutical
company with presence in pain management, gynaecology, paediatric,
cardiology and diabetology segments has acquired Karvol Plus, a key brand in
the anti-cold segment from Solva Pharma India Ltd, on September 27. Suresh G
Kare, chairman and MD of Indoco Remedies Ltd, said, "The acquisition marks a
significant development towards taking forward our current strategy of
strengthening our product portfolio." Indoco is currently in the process of
expanding its facilities - one of the Company's plants in Goa is expected to
be operational in December 2004. Headquartered in Mumbai, the Company has
one manufacturing facility in Mumbai, one at Tarapore and two units in Goa.
(GT)

LARGEST WEDDING EXPO IN MUMBAI: Ten of Goa's leading jewellery houses,
cosmetic companies, vastu experts and others associated directly or
indirectly with the marriage industry are converging at Avsar-2004, the
largest wedding exposition in the country, being held in Mumbai, organised
by Adex Enterprises Pvt Ltd between 30 September and 6 October. The
Rs.10,000 crore Indian wedding industry sees around 10 million couples
getting married each year, and is growing at a whopping 25 per cent per
annum. Says Adex chairman SP Shah, "The expenditure on nuptial rites has
shot up 43 per cent with Mumbai alone blowing away Rs.2,450 crore last year
(2003) on weddings and related functions like mehndi, sangeet, receptions,
etc. (GT)

SUICIDE PREVENTION HELPLINE: The Psychiatric Society of Goa will soon start
its Suicide Prevention helpline intended at providing assistance to all
those in distress. The said helpline would be run by trained volunteers
having expertise in handling situations involving persons going through
stressful period. (NT)

MARGAO, MAPUSA DECLARED PURE PETROL TOWNS: Bharat Petroleum has dedicated
Margao and Mapusa cities to the motoring public in the State as 'Pure for
Sure' towns. A statement issued by BP states that following the successful
certification of SN Burye petroleum pump, all petrol pumps in Mapusa and
Margao were now 'Pure for Sure' certified. (NT)

BIRMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB in association with Rotary Clubs of Goa will conduct
'Saving Lives', a major training project on disaster management. The
programme will be conducted at the new Secretariat starting from September
28 to October 7. (H)

GOAN CHOIR MARKS ANNIVERSARY IN DOHA: The Good Shepherd Choir in association
with the Goan Community in Qatar recently celebrated its 14th anniversary
with a Gala Dine and Dance at the Mercure Accor (Sofitel) Hotel in Doha. (H)

FOOTBALLERS SCORE TOURISM WIN: Pedro Gomes, David Lobo and Olise Kize didn't
make to the national teams of Portugal and Nigeria. But far away in Goa they
made their countries proud. All three pumped in great goals for the team
World Tourism XI, an assortment of foreigners and others in Goa, in an
exhibition match with the Calangute Association led by former India
International Bruno Coutinho. (GT)

UK EXPORTED CONTAMINATED BLOOD PRODUCTS: Britain has exported blood products
that could be contaminated with the human form of mad cow disease to at
least eleven countries, including India, raising fears of further
transmission of the deadly condition, a leading daily reported on September
27. Officials last week contacted five of the countries identified as most
at risk from the imported blood products, which were donated by nine people
who died from Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, "The Times" reported. (PTI
report in NT)

KBM AWARDS: The Konkani Bhasha Mandal announced the literary, journalism and
educational awards for the year 2004. Babli Naik of "Sunaparant" will be
given this year's journalism award, while three literary awards will be
given to Nayana Adarkar for her collection of poems, Sudha Amonkar and
Agnelo de Borim for his Konkani drama "Oxem Ek Lhar". The awards will be
presented at a function to be at the Konkani Bhavan, Aquem, at 4 pm on 30
September. (GT)

SHOBHA GURTU PASSES AWAY: The Thumri queen known for her rich earthy voice,
Shobha Gurtu, passed away at her residence in Mumbai, following a cardiac
arrest, on September 27. Born in 1925 in Belgaum to a Goan mother, Shobha
began her initial training under her mother Menekabai Shirodkar, a
professional dancer and a student of Atrauli Jaipur Gayaki of Ustad Alladiya
Khan. (NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA LIFT U-16 LIONS CUP: Fransa Football Club scored an impressive 3-0
win over Calangute Youngsters to lift the Lions U-16 Soccer Cup, at
Calangute Association ground. (H)

ST ROCK AHEAD: St Rock Youth Club, Majorda, defeated Holiday Club, Arpora,
5-4 via the tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Palyekar
Memorial soccer tournament, at Siolim church ground. (H)

D E A T H S
27 Sept: Assolda-Dacutolem: ROSALINHA (ROSA) MASCARENHAS), Born:
22-1-1931; wife of Xavier, mother of Peter (Edu), Pascoal, B Thomas, Frank,
Jacinta, Rita, Archangella, Filomena (UK), Lourdinha, Bena and Fatima (UK);
mother-in-law of Peter, Uday, Nicholas (UK), John (UK), Tony, Ragunath,
Maria, Agnes, Leena and Filipina; grandmother of Dr Kennedy, Roshen, Xavier,
Reagan, Fr Theodozio (OCD), Sacru (Kuwait), Doris, Dr Norma, Franky,
Dwarika, Asly, Modistus, Rachel, Ravina, Risha, Nicola, Sweety, Tushar and
Tejas. Funeral: 28 Sept at 4 pm, Our Lady of Miracles Chapel, Assolda, Gudi.
22 Sep: Chinchinim: TRICIA VIEGAS: daughter of Julio/Olimpia, sister of
Terence,Tennyson, Tosca and Anita Misri.
20 Sep: Loutulim: ROY VINCENT DE PAUL MONTEIRO; husband of Margaret,
father of Therese Rita. Funeral on 29 Sept at 4 pm.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.0 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 85% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: A bit of sunshine, through gaps in a largely cloudy sky, this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-28 08:34:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 28, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bori survat zata tacho boro xevott." (All is well
that ends well.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GoaNOW Webzine, September 2004 Issue at
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips Once Upon A Time1.
* ONCE UPON A TIME: Video News Clip of the first session of the
Multi-Media Exhibition "Myths I" (Neeta Omprakash) held on September 24,
2004, at Fundacao Oriente, Panjim.

US WARSHIPS TO BE IN GOA: Three US Navy vessels, including a USD 900 Million
nuclear submarine, will visit Goa for rest and recreation on 3 October,
Naval sources aid. The warships - USS Cowpens, USS Gary and USS Alexandria -
will call at Mormugao after participating in Exercise Malabar, the fifth
annual Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise, with the Indian Navy, off Konkan
coast. "USS Alexandria" is a 14-year-old Los Angeles class nuclear-powered
attack submarine that is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, Harpoon
Anti-ship missiles and torpedoes. "USS Cowpens" is a guided missile cruiser,
carrying a crew of 370 and is 13 years old. "USS Gary", a 20-year-old
frigate, will be carrying 215 crew members and a variety of heavy weapons.
(Reuven Proenca in GT)

PARRIKAR DEFENDS SKYBUS PROJECT: The State government does not rule out the
implementation of the Skybus project of the Konkan Railway Corporation in
future on the 13-km Panaji-Mapusa route. CM Manohar Parrikar stated that a
full-proof technology develops only after repetitive trials are held. It is
only during such trials that errors in the technology can be detected and
set rights, he remarked. "I am still of the opinion that the indigenous
Skybus project of the KRC is a good technological development. I am prepared
to invest in it provided the international safety agencies certify it as a
full proof and safe technology. (GT)

ONCE OPEN A TIME: "Myths", the first part of a multimedia exhibition curated
by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash, was inaugurated by Abhay
Sardessai, Editor, "The Art News Magazine of India", Mumbai, at Fundacao
Oriente, Fontainhas, on September 24 evening. Artists Hanuman Kambli, Apurva
Kulkarkani, Rajeshree Thakker and Querozito de Souza gave an audio-visual
presentation of their works, which will be on display till September 29 from
10 am to 6 pm. The four-part exhibition is an outcome of a unique study
project on "Representation of Myths, Mythology, Epics, Fairy Tales and
Fables in Visual Arts" conducted by art critic and writer Neeta Omprakash.
Says Neeta, "A myth serves as an umbilical cord connecting and individual to
the culture thereby nurturing with the sap of wisdom of the ancient culture
giving strength and hope to survive." For a VIDEO CLIP check at
http://www.goacom.com/news ONCE UPON A TIME.

RADHARAO BLASTS CONGRESS: UGDP senior vice-president Radharao Gracias came
out openly in support of the BJP candidate Isidore Fernandes and flayed
Congress policies at the function to mark the inauguration of the BJP's
election office of BJP candidate at the Poinguinim market. (GT) UGDP general
secretary Prashant Naik said that Radharao Gracias' act of coming out openly
in support of the BJP is contrary to his statement that he would adopt a
neutral stance in the whole matter. (GT)

CAG'S QUERY OVER RECLAMATION: Goa Action Group has written to Goa Coastal
Zone Management Authority seeking to know if any monitoring is being done to
ensure that the terms and conditions laid down by NIO and the panel are
being adhered to. The CAG also pointed out that while the works are being
carried out, it should be ensured that these do not obstruct the discharge
outlets of storm water drains and that all constructions projecting beyond
the existing built up river bank should be supported on pile foundations.
(GT)

52-YEAR-OLD RAPES 4-YR-OLD GIRL: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by
a 52-year-old Electricity department employee at Bepquegal-Curchorem on
September 26. Krishna Gawas, the accused and a neighbour of the victim, had
given the girl chocolates and a rupee for the past three days. (H)

2 LOVERS, 3 SUICIDE THREATS: With the plot revolving around two teenaged
lovers from differing communities, three different threats of suicide, and a
mother who collapses at the police station, the Curchorem police could not
have asked for a more perplexing situation. (H)

MAN HELD IN VEREM RAPE CASE: In yet another arrest in connection with the
gang rape of a minor girl at Verem, the police have held one Jagdish (25
years). The owner of the house to which the girl was taken to by the accused
resides in Dubai. The owner had appointed Venkatesh (also accused in the
crime) as a caretaker for the house while he was away, police investigations
have revealed. (GT)

GANJA SEIZED: The Anti Narcotics Cell, Panaji, have seized 995 gm of raw
ganja worth Rs.9500 from one Sheikh Ismael at the Mapusa Bus stand, on
September 27. Ismail hails from Belgaum. (GT)

CURTORIM RESIDENTS PROTEST: Residents of Curtorim on Monday (September 26)
morning gathered outside a steel factory in the village to protest against
the setting up of a sponge iron plant. (H)

WOMAN RESCUED FROM RIVER: A 24-year-old woman from Parra was rescued by
local fishermen when she attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the
Mandovi bridge, September 27 morning. The victim who worked as a clerk at
the Secretariat, is undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Goa Medical
College. (GT)

TALK ON GOAN HERITAGE: The Rotary Club of Porvorim has organised a talk on
"Awareness of Goan Heritage", today at Hotel Majestic, Porvorim, at 7.30 pm.
Director of Goa State Museum, Madhav Pitre, will address the gathering at
the function, which is open to all. (GT)

E-CATALOGUING OF GOVT LIBRARIES: For the first time in the history of the
library movement in Goa, e-cataloguing of Central Library's priceless
collection of books has commenced. As many as 1.5 lakh titles including
books by renowned authors, encyclopedias, Goan books, etc, are being
e-catalogued in the ongoing process. The process of e-cataloguing, according
to Central Library Curator Pia Rodrigues will enable both the general public
and staff to electronically locate and identify books that are shelved in
more than eight sections of the library. (H)

INDOCO ACQUIRES SOLVAY'S BRAND: Indoco Remedies, a leading pharmaceutical
company with presence in pain management, gynaecology, paediatric,
cardiology and diabetology segments has acquired Karvol Plus, a key brand in
the anti-cold segment from Solva Pharma India Ltd, on September 27. Suresh G
Kare, chairman and MD of Indoco Remedies Ltd, said, "The acquisition marks a
significant development towards taking forward our current strategy of
strengthening our product portfolio." Indoco is currently in the process of
expanding its facilities - one of the Company's plants in Goa is expected to
be operational in December 2004. Headquartered in Mumbai, the Company has
one manufacturing facility in Mumbai, one at Tarapore and two units in Goa.
(GT)

LARGEST WEDDING EXPO IN MUMBAI: Ten of Goa's leading jewellery houses,
cosmetic companies, vastu experts and others associated directly or
indirectly with the marriage industry are converging at Avsar-2004, the
largest wedding exposition in the country, being held in Mumbai, organised
by Adex Enterprises Pvt Ltd between 30 September and 6 October. The
Rs.10,000 crore Indian wedding industry sees around 10 million couples
getting married each year, and is growing at a whopping 25 per cent per
annum. Says Adex chairman SP Shah, "The expenditure on nuptial rites has
shot up 43 per cent with Mumbai alone blowing away Rs.2,450 crore last year
(2003) on weddings and related functions like mehndi, sangeet, receptions,
etc. (GT)

SUICIDE PREVENTION HELPLINE: The Psychiatric Society of Goa will soon start
its Suicide Prevention helpline intended at providing assistance to all
those in distress. The said helpline would be run by trained volunteers
having expertise in handling situations involving persons going through
stressful period. (NT)

MARGAO, MAPUSA DECLARED PURE PETROL TOWNS: Bharat Petroleum has dedicated
Margao and Mapusa cities to the motoring public in the State as 'Pure for
Sure' towns. A statement issued by BP states that following the successful
certification of SN Burye petroleum pump, all petrol pumps in Mapusa and
Margao were now 'Pure for Sure' certified. (NT)

BIRMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB in association with Rotary Clubs of Goa will conduct
'Saving Lives', a major training project on disaster management. The
programme will be conducted at the new Secretariat starting from September
28 to October 7. (H)

GOAN CHOIR MARKS ANNIVERSARY IN DOHA: The Good Shepherd Choir in association
with the Goan Community in Qatar recently celebrated its 14th anniversary
with a Gala Dine and Dance at the Mercure Accor (Sofitel) Hotel in Doha. (H)

FOOTBALLERS SCORE TOURISM WIN: Pedro Gomes, David Lobo and Olise Kize didn't
make to the national teams of Portugal and Nigeria. But far away in Goa they
made their countries proud. All three pumped in great goals for the team
World Tourism XI, an assortment of foreigners and others in Goa, in an
exhibition match with the Calangute Association led by former India
International Bruno Coutinho. (GT)

UK EXPORTED CONTAMINATED BLOOD PRODUCTS: Britain has exported blood products
that could be contaminated with the human form of mad cow disease to at
least eleven countries, including India, raising fears of further
transmission of the deadly condition, a leading daily reported on September
27. Officials last week contacted five of the countries identified as most
at risk from the imported blood products, which were donated by nine people
who died from Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, "The Times" reported. (PTI
report in NT)

KBM AWARDS: The Konkani Bhasha Mandal announced the literary, journalism and
educational awards for the year 2004. Babli Naik of "Sunaparant" will be
given this year's journalism award, while three literary awards will be
given to Nayana Adarkar for her collection of poems, Sudha Amonkar and
Agnelo de Borim for his Konkani drama "Oxem Ek Lhar". The awards will be
presented at a function to be at the Konkani Bhavan, Aquem, at 4 pm on 30
September. (GT)

SHOBHA GURTU PASSES AWAY: The Thumri queen known for her rich earthy voice,
Shobha Gurtu, passed away at her residence in Mumbai, following a cardiac
arrest, on September 27. Born in 1925 in Belgaum to a Goan mother, Shobha
began her initial training under her mother Menekabai Shirodkar, a
professional dancer and a student of Atrauli Jaipur Gayaki of Ustad Alladiya
Khan. (NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA LIFT U-16 LIONS CUP: Fransa Football Club scored an impressive 3-0
win over Calangute Youngsters to lift the Lions U-16 Soccer Cup, at
Calangute Association ground. (H)

ST ROCK AHEAD: St Rock Youth Club, Majorda, defeated Holiday Club, Arpora,
5-4 via the tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of the Palyekar
Memorial soccer tournament, at Siolim church ground. (H)

D E A T H S
27 Sept: Assolda-Dacutolem: ROSALINHA (ROSA) MASCARENHAS), Born:
22-1-1931; wife of Xavier, mother of Peter (Edu), Pascoal, B Thomas, Frank,
Jacinta, Rita, Archangella, Filomena (UK), Lourdinha, Bena and Fatima (UK);
mother-in-law of Peter, Uday, Nicholas (UK), John (UK), Tony, Ragunath,
Maria, Agnes, Leena and Filipina; grandmother of Dr Kennedy, Roshen, Xavier,
Reagan, Fr Theodozio (OCD), Sacru (Kuwait), Doris, Dr Norma, Franky,
Dwarika, Asly, Modistus, Rachel, Ravina, Risha, Nicola, Sweety, Tushar and
Tejas. Funeral: 28 Sept at 4 pm, Our Lady of Miracles Chapel, Assolda, Gudi.
22 Sep: Chinchinim: TRICIA VIEGAS: daughter of Julio/Olimpia, sister of
Terence,Tennyson, Tosca and Anita Misri.
20 Sep: Loutulim: ROY VINCENT DE PAUL MONTEIRO; husband of Margaret,
father of Therese Rita. Funeral on 29 Sept at 4 pm.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.0 degC; Min temp: 24.4 degC; Humidity: 85% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1809.3 mm
Weather: A bit of sunshine, through gaps in a largely cloudy sky, this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.

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