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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
02 APRIL 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews31 Mar 04
H I G H L I G H T S
- Nomination process to start from March 31st - Cong-NCP still
undecided on candidate - Hema Malini to campaign for BJP in Goa from April
6 - "Sood" Konkani movie to be released soon.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

IFFI PROJECT REPORT IN 15 DAYS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured
to provide information to non-governmental organisations, who have sought
detailed project reports and technical documentation to citizens on the
infrastructure development related to the holding of International Film
Festival of India 2004, within the next fortnight. The NGOs had organised a
public meeting on 14 March, 2004, to discuss the IFFI-related development
and had bemoaned the lack of transparency on the government's part in
providing information about the projects. A technical committee and another
panel to gather information about the projects headed by Dr Nandkumar Kamat
and freedom fighter Naguesh Karmali had been formed by the citizens. (GT)

FILM FESTIVAL TO BEGIN ON NOV 29: At last, there seems to be clarity over
the dates of hosting the International Film Festival of India in Goa. The
International Federation of Film Producers Association, which co-ordinates
international film festivals, has agreed to the dates-November 29 to
December 9 this year-for holding the IFFI in Panjim, according to Goa
information department's website. (H)

IFFI FOLDER ON DI WEBSITE: The Department of Information and Publicity has
added Goa IFFI folder to its existing website. The folder Goa IFFI can be
accessed at http://www.goainformation.org (H)

CONGRESS, NCP JOIN HANDS: The Congress and the National Congress Party
yesterday (April 1) decided to launch a joint election campaign for the
coming Lok Sabha elections. This was stated by Goa Pradesh Congress
Committee (GPCC) president and MLA Luizinho Faleiro and NCP state president
and MLA Dr Wilfred de Souza at a joint press conference at the Congress
Office. Luizinho said that in the seat-sharing, the Congress has decided to
field its candidate Churchill Alemao for the South Goa seat while the North
Goa seat has been allotted to the NCP candidate Dr de Souza. (GT)

PANJIM CORP GETS 6-MONTH EXTENSION: The term of the Corporation of the City
of Panaji, which was constituted exactly a year ago, has been given an
extension of six months. This has come into effect from April 1, as
announced in a notification issued by the department of Urban Development,
Directorate of Municipal Administration. (H)

BEAUTIFICATION OF MALA LAKE: The Mala lake (in Panaji), which is currently
halfway through its beautification process, promises to be an important
tourist spot once the metamorphosis is complete by the year-end. The
official sources involved in this project, informed that the Rs.5-crore
ambitious project would convert the once stagnant water-body into a lake
(16,000 sq mts) of clean water, with pleasant ambience. The area surrounding
the lake will have small paths laid down for walking and a joggers track.
The entire place would display an aesthetically appealing landscape and
would be illuminated, once completed. (NT)

"GOA PLUS" LAUNCHED: Goa Plus cable news channel was inaugurated by BC
Tayadu at a function at the Kala Academy on April 1. The new channel will
telecast half-an-hour news in Konkani and Marathi from 8 to 8.30 pm daily.
It is owned by Shyamsunder Productions, Panaji, while Devendra Karapurkar is
the news editor and Darshan Lolayekar is the production manager. (GT)

BIAS-FREE REPORTING A CHALLENGE: Dr Nandkumar Kamat on Thursday said that
one of the biggest challenges for the media industry in a small State like
Goa was to give non-politically aligned news coverage.Goa is the first State
in India to have a cultural policy, he said. In this State, the media
penetration is good due to high literacy rate and spread of print media,
among other factors. In addition, Goa has several other factors: it attracts
a huge number of tourists and is an international brand name. Last year Goa
attracted around 30 lakh tourists, double its population, he said. (H)

BSNL CUTS LONG DISTANCE CALL RATES: Despite fall in revenue per line, BSNL
yesterday announced a sharp cut in long distance call rates and reported
more than 100 per cent increase in net profit for the just concluded fiscal
year. Up to 25 per cent reduction in ISD rates for the US, Australia, New
Zealand, South-East Asian countries, Gulf region, Africa and SAARC nations
by the country's largest telecom operator will be effected from 10 April.
Inter-circle STD rates from fixed lines beyond 200 km will also be slashed
by 25 per cent from the same date. (GT)

ECO-TOURISM PROJECT: An idyllic hamlet with some of the 14 houses in the
heart of the wild life sanctuary at Molem will be transformed into an
eco-tourism area by the forest department after rehabilitation of the
families soon. "The houses need not be demolished but can be converted into
cottages and nature education centres on the lines of the one in Cotigao,"
says a forest department source. (GT)

HOUSE BURGLED IN VASCO: A house, belonging to Gracy Joseph Fernandes, was
burgled of gold ornaments worth Rs.77,000 at Pixi-Dongri, Khariavaddo in
Vasco, between March 28 and 29. The thieves entered the housed by removing
the titles of the roof.(NT)

GOVT TO REHABILITATE HOMELESS STREET CHILDREN: Child Labour Society of Goa
and Construction Workers' Welfare Board are two major initiatives of the
State government, which are under the process of finalization in view of
offering protection to migratory, street and orphan children in Goa.Many
such children, who have neither shelter above their head nor care and
affection or health and education, move in and around the cities, besides in
the coastal belts either rag picking, digging into dust bins, selling fish
and other wares or simply idling away their time, while their parents earn a
daily wage and struggle to make ends meet. (GT)

WHO KILLED OUR LITTLE BOY KALIYA? Who killed our little Kaliya?...In our
little ways, we, the citizens of Goa, killed him all-by our indifference, by
our negligence, by our acts of omission, by our looking the other way.The
children of the migrant labour. They come to the No.1 "rich" state of India,
because there are great infrastructure projects going on here. The labourers
are gathered from the poor, drought-stricken areas in the hinterland of
Karnataka or Maharashtra and work for labour contractors on roads, bridges,
sanitation and sewage. They do our dirty hard work. And yes, they slog on
the hundreds of beautification projects that are designed to make the
tourist gasp with wonder. (Edit in GT)

DEATH OF A MIGRANT: This week's death of ten-year-old street-child under the
wheels of a Margao municipal garbage van, even as he was fleeing from the
police, is a story that should make us all sit up and think. Is this the
shape of a Goa we would like to see? For all the affluence and
sophistication we've seen come the state's way, is it worth losing basic
human values and the way we treat each other? (Edit in Herald)

FIRST PHASE OF "SEABIRD": India's biggest and exclusive naval base will be
commissioned in Karwar, Karnataka, bordering Goa in the South, in May 2005.
However, the first phase of this ambitious integrated strategic naval base
called "Project Seabird" will be thrown open in January next year, according
to a report appearing on a national magazine. While the cost of the first
phase is pegged at Rs.24,480 crore, the entire project after completion will
wallop Rs.35,000 crore. (H)

SEBY JOSE EXHIBITS AT GALERIA CIDADE: Seby Jose Akkara, an upcoming artist,
is currently conducting an exhibition of paintings titled "Touch My Soul" at
Galeria Cidade, Dona Paula. (GT)

VINTAGE CAR SHOWROOM: A full-fledged showroom of vintage cars, first of its
kind in Goa is being set up at Nuvem by Pradeep Naik of Ashvek Motors.
Chevrolet, Peugeot, Mercedes Benz, Cadillac and other vintage cars, will be
on display at the showroom and available on hire for weddings, films and for
fun. (GT)

JOUELLE TOPS: Ms Jouelle C Baracho has topped the 2002-03 final year BE
exams in Computer Engineering from Padre Conceicao Engineering College,
Verna. She secured first class honours with distinction. She was awarded the
VM Salgaocar Memorial Award, the late Padmashree Vasantrao S Sinai Dempo
scholarship, a scholarship award for outstanding performance by Tata
Infotech Ltd and a book award from Padre Conceicao College of Engineering.
(NT)

S P O R T S

NATION CELEBRATES INDIA'S WIN: The nation erupted in joy and spontaneous
celebrations as Team India registered its maiden Test victory over the arch
rivals in Pakistan yesterday. Cricket fans burst crackers in several parts
of the country and distributed sweets to celebrate the triumph which came
after a wait of almost 50 years. (GT)

D E A T H S
31 Mar: Saligao (Ex-Dubai): LUIS MANUEL VAZ: husband of Martha, father of
Melvin/Denise, Lavina/Santos de Souza, Lorine/Joseph Dias and Loretta/Kevin
Vaz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.7 degC (81.9 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.4 deg C; Humidity: 73% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-04-02 04:35:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
02 APRIL 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews31 Mar 04
H I G H L I G H T S
- Nomination process to start from March 31st - Cong-NCP still
undecided on candidate - Hema Malini to campaign for BJP in Goa from April
6 - "Sood" Konkani movie to be released soon.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

IFFI PROJECT REPORT IN 15 DAYS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured
to provide information to non-governmental organisations, who have sought
detailed project reports and technical documentation to citizens on the
infrastructure development related to the holding of International Film
Festival of India 2004, within the next fortnight. The NGOs had organised a
public meeting on 14 March, 2004, to discuss the IFFI-related development
and had bemoaned the lack of transparency on the government's part in
providing information about the projects. A technical committee and another
panel to gather information about the projects headed by Dr Nandkumar Kamat
and freedom fighter Naguesh Karmali had been formed by the citizens. (GT)

FILM FESTIVAL TO BEGIN ON NOV 29: At last, there seems to be clarity over
the dates of hosting the International Film Festival of India in Goa. The
International Federation of Film Producers Association, which co-ordinates
international film festivals, has agreed to the dates-November 29 to
December 9 this year-for holding the IFFI in Panjim, according to Goa
information department's website. (H)

IFFI FOLDER ON DI WEBSITE: The Department of Information and Publicity has
added Goa IFFI folder to its existing website. The folder Goa IFFI can be
accessed at http://www.goainformation.org (H)

CONGRESS, NCP JOIN HANDS: The Congress and the National Congress Party
yesterday (April 1) decided to launch a joint election campaign for the
coming Lok Sabha elections. This was stated by Goa Pradesh Congress
Committee (GPCC) president and MLA Luizinho Faleiro and NCP state president
and MLA Dr Wilfred de Souza at a joint press conference at the Congress
Office. Luizinho said that in the seat-sharing, the Congress has decided to
field its candidate Churchill Alemao for the South Goa seat while the North
Goa seat has been allotted to the NCP candidate Dr de Souza. (GT)

PANJIM CORP GETS 6-MONTH EXTENSION: The term of the Corporation of the City
of Panaji, which was constituted exactly a year ago, has been given an
extension of six months. This has come into effect from April 1, as
announced in a notification issued by the department of Urban Development,
Directorate of Municipal Administration. (H)

BEAUTIFICATION OF MALA LAKE: The Mala lake (in Panaji), which is currently
halfway through its beautification process, promises to be an important
tourist spot once the metamorphosis is complete by the year-end. The
official sources involved in this project, informed that the Rs.5-crore
ambitious project would convert the once stagnant water-body into a lake
(16,000 sq mts) of clean water, with pleasant ambience. The area surrounding
the lake will have small paths laid down for walking and a joggers track.
The entire place would display an aesthetically appealing landscape and
would be illuminated, once completed. (NT)

"GOA PLUS" LAUNCHED: Goa Plus cable news channel was inaugurated by BC
Tayadu at a function at the Kala Academy on April 1. The new channel will
telecast half-an-hour news in Konkani and Marathi from 8 to 8.30 pm daily.
It is owned by Shyamsunder Productions, Panaji, while Devendra Karapurkar is
the news editor and Darshan Lolayekar is the production manager. (GT)

BIAS-FREE REPORTING A CHALLENGE: Dr Nandkumar Kamat on Thursday said that
one of the biggest challenges for the media industry in a small State like
Goa was to give non-politically aligned news coverage.Goa is the first State
in India to have a cultural policy, he said. In this State, the media
penetration is good due to high literacy rate and spread of print media,
among other factors. In addition, Goa has several other factors: it attracts
a huge number of tourists and is an international brand name. Last year Goa
attracted around 30 lakh tourists, double its population, he said. (H)

BSNL CUTS LONG DISTANCE CALL RATES: Despite fall in revenue per line, BSNL
yesterday announced a sharp cut in long distance call rates and reported
more than 100 per cent increase in net profit for the just concluded fiscal
year. Up to 25 per cent reduction in ISD rates for the US, Australia, New
Zealand, South-East Asian countries, Gulf region, Africa and SAARC nations
by the country's largest telecom operator will be effected from 10 April.
Inter-circle STD rates from fixed lines beyond 200 km will also be slashed
by 25 per cent from the same date. (GT)

ECO-TOURISM PROJECT: An idyllic hamlet with some of the 14 houses in the
heart of the wild life sanctuary at Molem will be transformed into an
eco-tourism area by the forest department after rehabilitation of the
families soon. "The houses need not be demolished but can be converted into
cottages and nature education centres on the lines of the one in Cotigao,"
says a forest department source. (GT)

HOUSE BURGLED IN VASCO: A house, belonging to Gracy Joseph Fernandes, was
burgled of gold ornaments worth Rs.77,000 at Pixi-Dongri, Khariavaddo in
Vasco, between March 28 and 29. The thieves entered the housed by removing
the titles of the roof.(NT)

GOVT TO REHABILITATE HOMELESS STREET CHILDREN: Child Labour Society of Goa
and Construction Workers' Welfare Board are two major initiatives of the
State government, which are under the process of finalization in view of
offering protection to migratory, street and orphan children in Goa.Many
such children, who have neither shelter above their head nor care and
affection or health and education, move in and around the cities, besides in
the coastal belts either rag picking, digging into dust bins, selling fish
and other wares or simply idling away their time, while their parents earn a
daily wage and struggle to make ends meet. (GT)

WHO KILLED OUR LITTLE BOY KALIYA? Who killed our little Kaliya?...In our
little ways, we, the citizens of Goa, killed him all-by our indifference, by
our negligence, by our acts of omission, by our looking the other way.The
children of the migrant labour. They come to the No.1 "rich" state of India,
because there are great infrastructure projects going on here. The labourers
are gathered from the poor, drought-stricken areas in the hinterland of
Karnataka or Maharashtra and work for labour contractors on roads, bridges,
sanitation and sewage. They do our dirty hard work. And yes, they slog on
the hundreds of beautification projects that are designed to make the
tourist gasp with wonder. (Edit in GT)

DEATH OF A MIGRANT: This week's death of ten-year-old street-child under the
wheels of a Margao municipal garbage van, even as he was fleeing from the
police, is a story that should make us all sit up and think. Is this the
shape of a Goa we would like to see? For all the affluence and
sophistication we've seen come the state's way, is it worth losing basic
human values and the way we treat each other? (Edit in Herald)

FIRST PHASE OF "SEABIRD": India's biggest and exclusive naval base will be
commissioned in Karwar, Karnataka, bordering Goa in the South, in May 2005.
However, the first phase of this ambitious integrated strategic naval base
called "Project Seabird" will be thrown open in January next year, according
to a report appearing on a national magazine. While the cost of the first
phase is pegged at Rs.24,480 crore, the entire project after completion will
wallop Rs.35,000 crore. (H)

SEBY JOSE EXHIBITS AT GALERIA CIDADE: Seby Jose Akkara, an upcoming artist,
is currently conducting an exhibition of paintings titled "Touch My Soul" at
Galeria Cidade, Dona Paula. (GT)

VINTAGE CAR SHOWROOM: A full-fledged showroom of vintage cars, first of its
kind in Goa is being set up at Nuvem by Pradeep Naik of Ashvek Motors.
Chevrolet, Peugeot, Mercedes Benz, Cadillac and other vintage cars, will be
on display at the showroom and available on hire for weddings, films and for
fun. (GT)

JOUELLE TOPS: Ms Jouelle C Baracho has topped the 2002-03 final year BE
exams in Computer Engineering from Padre Conceicao Engineering College,
Verna. She secured first class honours with distinction. She was awarded the
VM Salgaocar Memorial Award, the late Padmashree Vasantrao S Sinai Dempo
scholarship, a scholarship award for outstanding performance by Tata
Infotech Ltd and a book award from Padre Conceicao College of Engineering.
(NT)

S P O R T S

NATION CELEBRATES INDIA'S WIN: The nation erupted in joy and spontaneous
celebrations as Team India registered its maiden Test victory over the arch
rivals in Pakistan yesterday. Cricket fans burst crackers in several parts
of the country and distributed sweets to celebrate the triumph which came
after a wait of almost 50 years. (GT)

D E A T H S
31 Mar: Saligao (Ex-Dubai): LUIS MANUEL VAZ: husband of Martha, father of
Melvin/Denise, Lavina/Santos de Souza, Lorine/Joseph Dias and Loretta/Kevin
Vaz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.7 degC (81.9 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.4 deg C; Humidity: 73% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-04-02 04:35:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
02 APRIL 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews31 Mar 04
H I G H L I G H T S
- Nomination process to start from March 31st - Cong-NCP still
undecided on candidate - Hema Malini to campaign for BJP in Goa from April
6 - "Sood" Konkani movie to be released soon.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

IFFI PROJECT REPORT IN 15 DAYS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured
to provide information to non-governmental organisations, who have sought
detailed project reports and technical documentation to citizens on the
infrastructure development related to the holding of International Film
Festival of India 2004, within the next fortnight. The NGOs had organised a
public meeting on 14 March, 2004, to discuss the IFFI-related development
and had bemoaned the lack of transparency on the government's part in
providing information about the projects. A technical committee and another
panel to gather information about the projects headed by Dr Nandkumar Kamat
and freedom fighter Naguesh Karmali had been formed by the citizens. (GT)

FILM FESTIVAL TO BEGIN ON NOV 29: At last, there seems to be clarity over
the dates of hosting the International Film Festival of India in Goa. The
International Federation of Film Producers Association, which co-ordinates
international film festivals, has agreed to the dates-November 29 to
December 9 this year-for holding the IFFI in Panjim, according to Goa
information department's website. (H)

IFFI FOLDER ON DI WEBSITE: The Department of Information and Publicity has
added Goa IFFI folder to its existing website. The folder Goa IFFI can be
accessed at http://www.goainformation.org (H)

CONGRESS, NCP JOIN HANDS: The Congress and the National Congress Party
yesterday (April 1) decided to launch a joint election campaign for the
coming Lok Sabha elections. This was stated by Goa Pradesh Congress
Committee (GPCC) president and MLA Luizinho Faleiro and NCP state president
and MLA Dr Wilfred de Souza at a joint press conference at the Congress
Office. Luizinho said that in the seat-sharing, the Congress has decided to
field its candidate Churchill Alemao for the South Goa seat while the North
Goa seat has been allotted to the NCP candidate Dr de Souza. (GT)

PANJIM CORP GETS 6-MONTH EXTENSION: The term of the Corporation of the City
of Panaji, which was constituted exactly a year ago, has been given an
extension of six months. This has come into effect from April 1, as
announced in a notification issued by the department of Urban Development,
Directorate of Municipal Administration. (H)

BEAUTIFICATION OF MALA LAKE: The Mala lake (in Panaji), which is currently
halfway through its beautification process, promises to be an important
tourist spot once the metamorphosis is complete by the year-end. The
official sources involved in this project, informed that the Rs.5-crore
ambitious project would convert the once stagnant water-body into a lake
(16,000 sq mts) of clean water, with pleasant ambience. The area surrounding
the lake will have small paths laid down for walking and a joggers track.
The entire place would display an aesthetically appealing landscape and
would be illuminated, once completed. (NT)

"GOA PLUS" LAUNCHED: Goa Plus cable news channel was inaugurated by BC
Tayadu at a function at the Kala Academy on April 1. The new channel will
telecast half-an-hour news in Konkani and Marathi from 8 to 8.30 pm daily.
It is owned by Shyamsunder Productions, Panaji, while Devendra Karapurkar is
the news editor and Darshan Lolayekar is the production manager. (GT)

BIAS-FREE REPORTING A CHALLENGE: Dr Nandkumar Kamat on Thursday said that
one of the biggest challenges for the media industry in a small State like
Goa was to give non-politically aligned news coverage.Goa is the first State
in India to have a cultural policy, he said. In this State, the media
penetration is good due to high literacy rate and spread of print media,
among other factors. In addition, Goa has several other factors: it attracts
a huge number of tourists and is an international brand name. Last year Goa
attracted around 30 lakh tourists, double its population, he said. (H)

BSNL CUTS LONG DISTANCE CALL RATES: Despite fall in revenue per line, BSNL
yesterday announced a sharp cut in long distance call rates and reported
more than 100 per cent increase in net profit for the just concluded fiscal
year. Up to 25 per cent reduction in ISD rates for the US, Australia, New
Zealand, South-East Asian countries, Gulf region, Africa and SAARC nations
by the country's largest telecom operator will be effected from 10 April.
Inter-circle STD rates from fixed lines beyond 200 km will also be slashed
by 25 per cent from the same date. (GT)

ECO-TOURISM PROJECT: An idyllic hamlet with some of the 14 houses in the
heart of the wild life sanctuary at Molem will be transformed into an
eco-tourism area by the forest department after rehabilitation of the
families soon. "The houses need not be demolished but can be converted into
cottages and nature education centres on the lines of the one in Cotigao,"
says a forest department source. (GT)

HOUSE BURGLED IN VASCO: A house, belonging to Gracy Joseph Fernandes, was
burgled of gold ornaments worth Rs.77,000 at Pixi-Dongri, Khariavaddo in
Vasco, between March 28 and 29. The thieves entered the housed by removing
the titles of the roof.(NT)

GOVT TO REHABILITATE HOMELESS STREET CHILDREN: Child Labour Society of Goa
and Construction Workers' Welfare Board are two major initiatives of the
State government, which are under the process of finalization in view of
offering protection to migratory, street and orphan children in Goa.Many
such children, who have neither shelter above their head nor care and
affection or health and education, move in and around the cities, besides in
the coastal belts either rag picking, digging into dust bins, selling fish
and other wares or simply idling away their time, while their parents earn a
daily wage and struggle to make ends meet. (GT)

WHO KILLED OUR LITTLE BOY KALIYA? Who killed our little Kaliya?...In our
little ways, we, the citizens of Goa, killed him all-by our indifference, by
our negligence, by our acts of omission, by our looking the other way.The
children of the migrant labour. They come to the No.1 "rich" state of India,
because there are great infrastructure projects going on here. The labourers
are gathered from the poor, drought-stricken areas in the hinterland of
Karnataka or Maharashtra and work for labour contractors on roads, bridges,
sanitation and sewage. They do our dirty hard work. And yes, they slog on
the hundreds of beautification projects that are designed to make the
tourist gasp with wonder. (Edit in GT)

DEATH OF A MIGRANT: This week's death of ten-year-old street-child under the
wheels of a Margao municipal garbage van, even as he was fleeing from the
police, is a story that should make us all sit up and think. Is this the
shape of a Goa we would like to see? For all the affluence and
sophistication we've seen come the state's way, is it worth losing basic
human values and the way we treat each other? (Edit in Herald)

FIRST PHASE OF "SEABIRD": India's biggest and exclusive naval base will be
commissioned in Karwar, Karnataka, bordering Goa in the South, in May 2005.
However, the first phase of this ambitious integrated strategic naval base
called "Project Seabird" will be thrown open in January next year, according
to a report appearing on a national magazine. While the cost of the first
phase is pegged at Rs.24,480 crore, the entire project after completion will
wallop Rs.35,000 crore. (H)

SEBY JOSE EXHIBITS AT GALERIA CIDADE: Seby Jose Akkara, an upcoming artist,
is currently conducting an exhibition of paintings titled "Touch My Soul" at
Galeria Cidade, Dona Paula. (GT)

VINTAGE CAR SHOWROOM: A full-fledged showroom of vintage cars, first of its
kind in Goa is being set up at Nuvem by Pradeep Naik of Ashvek Motors.
Chevrolet, Peugeot, Mercedes Benz, Cadillac and other vintage cars, will be
on display at the showroom and available on hire for weddings, films and for
fun. (GT)

JOUELLE TOPS: Ms Jouelle C Baracho has topped the 2002-03 final year BE
exams in Computer Engineering from Padre Conceicao Engineering College,
Verna. She secured first class honours with distinction. She was awarded the
VM Salgaocar Memorial Award, the late Padmashree Vasantrao S Sinai Dempo
scholarship, a scholarship award for outstanding performance by Tata
Infotech Ltd and a book award from Padre Conceicao College of Engineering.
(NT)

S P O R T S

NATION CELEBRATES INDIA'S WIN: The nation erupted in joy and spontaneous
celebrations as Team India registered its maiden Test victory over the arch
rivals in Pakistan yesterday. Cricket fans burst crackers in several parts
of the country and distributed sweets to celebrate the triumph which came
after a wait of almost 50 years. (GT)

D E A T H S
31 Mar: Saligao (Ex-Dubai): LUIS MANUEL VAZ: husband of Martha, father of
Melvin/Denise, Lavina/Santos de Souza, Lorine/Joseph Dias and Loretta/Kevin
Vaz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.7 degC (81.9 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.4 deg C; Humidity: 73% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-04-02 04:35:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
02 APRIL 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews31 Mar 04
H I G H L I G H T S
- Nomination process to start from March 31st - Cong-NCP still
undecided on candidate - Hema Malini to campaign for BJP in Goa from April
6 - "Sood" Konkani movie to be released soon.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

IFFI PROJECT REPORT IN 15 DAYS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured
to provide information to non-governmental organisations, who have sought
detailed project reports and technical documentation to citizens on the
infrastructure development related to the holding of International Film
Festival of India 2004, within the next fortnight. The NGOs had organised a
public meeting on 14 March, 2004, to discuss the IFFI-related development
and had bemoaned the lack of transparency on the government's part in
providing information about the projects. A technical committee and another
panel to gather information about the projects headed by Dr Nandkumar Kamat
and freedom fighter Naguesh Karmali had been formed by the citizens. (GT)

FILM FESTIVAL TO BEGIN ON NOV 29: At last, there seems to be clarity over
the dates of hosting the International Film Festival of India in Goa. The
International Federation of Film Producers Association, which co-ordinates
international film festivals, has agreed to the dates-November 29 to
December 9 this year-for holding the IFFI in Panjim, according to Goa
information department's website. (H)

IFFI FOLDER ON DI WEBSITE: The Department of Information and Publicity has
added Goa IFFI folder to its existing website. The folder Goa IFFI can be
accessed at http://www.goainformation.org (H)

CONGRESS, NCP JOIN HANDS: The Congress and the National Congress Party
yesterday (April 1) decided to launch a joint election campaign for the
coming Lok Sabha elections. This was stated by Goa Pradesh Congress
Committee (GPCC) president and MLA Luizinho Faleiro and NCP state president
and MLA Dr Wilfred de Souza at a joint press conference at the Congress
Office. Luizinho said that in the seat-sharing, the Congress has decided to
field its candidate Churchill Alemao for the South Goa seat while the North
Goa seat has been allotted to the NCP candidate Dr de Souza. (GT)

PANJIM CORP GETS 6-MONTH EXTENSION: The term of the Corporation of the City
of Panaji, which was constituted exactly a year ago, has been given an
extension of six months. This has come into effect from April 1, as
announced in a notification issued by the department of Urban Development,
Directorate of Municipal Administration. (H)

BEAUTIFICATION OF MALA LAKE: The Mala lake (in Panaji), which is currently
halfway through its beautification process, promises to be an important
tourist spot once the metamorphosis is complete by the year-end. The
official sources involved in this project, informed that the Rs.5-crore
ambitious project would convert the once stagnant water-body into a lake
(16,000 sq mts) of clean water, with pleasant ambience. The area surrounding
the lake will have small paths laid down for walking and a joggers track.
The entire place would display an aesthetically appealing landscape and
would be illuminated, once completed. (NT)

"GOA PLUS" LAUNCHED: Goa Plus cable news channel was inaugurated by BC
Tayadu at a function at the Kala Academy on April 1. The new channel will
telecast half-an-hour news in Konkani and Marathi from 8 to 8.30 pm daily.
It is owned by Shyamsunder Productions, Panaji, while Devendra Karapurkar is
the news editor and Darshan Lolayekar is the production manager. (GT)

BIAS-FREE REPORTING A CHALLENGE: Dr Nandkumar Kamat on Thursday said that
one of the biggest challenges for the media industry in a small State like
Goa was to give non-politically aligned news coverage.Goa is the first State
in India to have a cultural policy, he said. In this State, the media
penetration is good due to high literacy rate and spread of print media,
among other factors. In addition, Goa has several other factors: it attracts
a huge number of tourists and is an international brand name. Last year Goa
attracted around 30 lakh tourists, double its population, he said. (H)

BSNL CUTS LONG DISTANCE CALL RATES: Despite fall in revenue per line, BSNL
yesterday announced a sharp cut in long distance call rates and reported
more than 100 per cent increase in net profit for the just concluded fiscal
year. Up to 25 per cent reduction in ISD rates for the US, Australia, New
Zealand, South-East Asian countries, Gulf region, Africa and SAARC nations
by the country's largest telecom operator will be effected from 10 April.
Inter-circle STD rates from fixed lines beyond 200 km will also be slashed
by 25 per cent from the same date. (GT)

ECO-TOURISM PROJECT: An idyllic hamlet with some of the 14 houses in the
heart of the wild life sanctuary at Molem will be transformed into an
eco-tourism area by the forest department after rehabilitation of the
families soon. "The houses need not be demolished but can be converted into
cottages and nature education centres on the lines of the one in Cotigao,"
says a forest department source. (GT)

HOUSE BURGLED IN VASCO: A house, belonging to Gracy Joseph Fernandes, was
burgled of gold ornaments worth Rs.77,000 at Pixi-Dongri, Khariavaddo in
Vasco, between March 28 and 29. The thieves entered the housed by removing
the titles of the roof.(NT)

GOVT TO REHABILITATE HOMELESS STREET CHILDREN: Child Labour Society of Goa
and Construction Workers' Welfare Board are two major initiatives of the
State government, which are under the process of finalization in view of
offering protection to migratory, street and orphan children in Goa.Many
such children, who have neither shelter above their head nor care and
affection or health and education, move in and around the cities, besides in
the coastal belts either rag picking, digging into dust bins, selling fish
and other wares or simply idling away their time, while their parents earn a
daily wage and struggle to make ends meet. (GT)

WHO KILLED OUR LITTLE BOY KALIYA? Who killed our little Kaliya?...In our
little ways, we, the citizens of Goa, killed him all-by our indifference, by
our negligence, by our acts of omission, by our looking the other way.The
children of the migrant labour. They come to the No.1 "rich" state of India,
because there are great infrastructure projects going on here. The labourers
are gathered from the poor, drought-stricken areas in the hinterland of
Karnataka or Maharashtra and work for labour contractors on roads, bridges,
sanitation and sewage. They do our dirty hard work. And yes, they slog on
the hundreds of beautification projects that are designed to make the
tourist gasp with wonder. (Edit in GT)

DEATH OF A MIGRANT: This week's death of ten-year-old street-child under the
wheels of a Margao municipal garbage van, even as he was fleeing from the
police, is a story that should make us all sit up and think. Is this the
shape of a Goa we would like to see? For all the affluence and
sophistication we've seen come the state's way, is it worth losing basic
human values and the way we treat each other? (Edit in Herald)

FIRST PHASE OF "SEABIRD": India's biggest and exclusive naval base will be
commissioned in Karwar, Karnataka, bordering Goa in the South, in May 2005.
However, the first phase of this ambitious integrated strategic naval base
called "Project Seabird" will be thrown open in January next year, according
to a report appearing on a national magazine. While the cost of the first
phase is pegged at Rs.24,480 crore, the entire project after completion will
wallop Rs.35,000 crore. (H)

SEBY JOSE EXHIBITS AT GALERIA CIDADE: Seby Jose Akkara, an upcoming artist,
is currently conducting an exhibition of paintings titled "Touch My Soul" at
Galeria Cidade, Dona Paula. (GT)

VINTAGE CAR SHOWROOM: A full-fledged showroom of vintage cars, first of its
kind in Goa is being set up at Nuvem by Pradeep Naik of Ashvek Motors.
Chevrolet, Peugeot, Mercedes Benz, Cadillac and other vintage cars, will be
on display at the showroom and available on hire for weddings, films and for
fun. (GT)

JOUELLE TOPS: Ms Jouelle C Baracho has topped the 2002-03 final year BE
exams in Computer Engineering from Padre Conceicao Engineering College,
Verna. She secured first class honours with distinction. She was awarded the
VM Salgaocar Memorial Award, the late Padmashree Vasantrao S Sinai Dempo
scholarship, a scholarship award for outstanding performance by Tata
Infotech Ltd and a book award from Padre Conceicao College of Engineering.
(NT)

S P O R T S

NATION CELEBRATES INDIA'S WIN: The nation erupted in joy and spontaneous
celebrations as Team India registered its maiden Test victory over the arch
rivals in Pakistan yesterday. Cricket fans burst crackers in several parts
of the country and distributed sweets to celebrate the triumph which came
after a wait of almost 50 years. (GT)

D E A T H S
31 Mar: Saligao (Ex-Dubai): LUIS MANUEL VAZ: husband of Martha, father of
Melvin/Denise, Lavina/Santos de Souza, Lorine/Joseph Dias and Loretta/Kevin
Vaz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.7 degC (81.9 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.4 deg C; Humidity: 73% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-04-02 04:35:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
02 APRIL 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews31 Mar 04
H I G H L I G H T S
- Nomination process to start from March 31st - Cong-NCP still
undecided on candidate - Hema Malini to campaign for BJP in Goa from April
6 - "Sood" Konkani movie to be released soon.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

IFFI PROJECT REPORT IN 15 DAYS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured
to provide information to non-governmental organisations, who have sought
detailed project reports and technical documentation to citizens on the
infrastructure development related to the holding of International Film
Festival of India 2004, within the next fortnight. The NGOs had organised a
public meeting on 14 March, 2004, to discuss the IFFI-related development
and had bemoaned the lack of transparency on the government's part in
providing information about the projects. A technical committee and another
panel to gather information about the projects headed by Dr Nandkumar Kamat
and freedom fighter Naguesh Karmali had been formed by the citizens. (GT)

FILM FESTIVAL TO BEGIN ON NOV 29: At last, there seems to be clarity over
the dates of hosting the International Film Festival of India in Goa. The
International Federation of Film Producers Association, which co-ordinates
international film festivals, has agreed to the dates-November 29 to
December 9 this year-for holding the IFFI in Panjim, according to Goa
information department's website. (H)

IFFI FOLDER ON DI WEBSITE: The Department of Information and Publicity has
added Goa IFFI folder to its existing website. The folder Goa IFFI can be
accessed at http://www.goainformation.org (H)

CONGRESS, NCP JOIN HANDS: The Congress and the National Congress Party
yesterday (April 1) decided to launch a joint election campaign for the
coming Lok Sabha elections. This was stated by Goa Pradesh Congress
Committee (GPCC) president and MLA Luizinho Faleiro and NCP state president
and MLA Dr Wilfred de Souza at a joint press conference at the Congress
Office. Luizinho said that in the seat-sharing, the Congress has decided to
field its candidate Churchill Alemao for the South Goa seat while the North
Goa seat has been allotted to the NCP candidate Dr de Souza. (GT)

PANJIM CORP GETS 6-MONTH EXTENSION: The term of the Corporation of the City
of Panaji, which was constituted exactly a year ago, has been given an
extension of six months. This has come into effect from April 1, as
announced in a notification issued by the department of Urban Development,
Directorate of Municipal Administration. (H)

BEAUTIFICATION OF MALA LAKE: The Mala lake (in Panaji), which is currently
halfway through its beautification process, promises to be an important
tourist spot once the metamorphosis is complete by the year-end. The
official sources involved in this project, informed that the Rs.5-crore
ambitious project would convert the once stagnant water-body into a lake
(16,000 sq mts) of clean water, with pleasant ambience. The area surrounding
the lake will have small paths laid down for walking and a joggers track.
The entire place would display an aesthetically appealing landscape and
would be illuminated, once completed. (NT)

"GOA PLUS" LAUNCHED: Goa Plus cable news channel was inaugurated by BC
Tayadu at a function at the Kala Academy on April 1. The new channel will
telecast half-an-hour news in Konkani and Marathi from 8 to 8.30 pm daily.
It is owned by Shyamsunder Productions, Panaji, while Devendra Karapurkar is
the news editor and Darshan Lolayekar is the production manager. (GT)

BIAS-FREE REPORTING A CHALLENGE: Dr Nandkumar Kamat on Thursday said that
one of the biggest challenges for the media industry in a small State like
Goa was to give non-politically aligned news coverage.Goa is the first State
in India to have a cultural policy, he said. In this State, the media
penetration is good due to high literacy rate and spread of print media,
among other factors. In addition, Goa has several other factors: it attracts
a huge number of tourists and is an international brand name. Last year Goa
attracted around 30 lakh tourists, double its population, he said. (H)

BSNL CUTS LONG DISTANCE CALL RATES: Despite fall in revenue per line, BSNL
yesterday announced a sharp cut in long distance call rates and reported
more than 100 per cent increase in net profit for the just concluded fiscal
year. Up to 25 per cent reduction in ISD rates for the US, Australia, New
Zealand, South-East Asian countries, Gulf region, Africa and SAARC nations
by the country's largest telecom operator will be effected from 10 April.
Inter-circle STD rates from fixed lines beyond 200 km will also be slashed
by 25 per cent from the same date. (GT)

ECO-TOURISM PROJECT: An idyllic hamlet with some of the 14 houses in the
heart of the wild life sanctuary at Molem will be transformed into an
eco-tourism area by the forest department after rehabilitation of the
families soon. "The houses need not be demolished but can be converted into
cottages and nature education centres on the lines of the one in Cotigao,"
says a forest department source. (GT)

HOUSE BURGLED IN VASCO: A house, belonging to Gracy Joseph Fernandes, was
burgled of gold ornaments worth Rs.77,000 at Pixi-Dongri, Khariavaddo in
Vasco, between March 28 and 29. The thieves entered the housed by removing
the titles of the roof.(NT)

GOVT TO REHABILITATE HOMELESS STREET CHILDREN: Child Labour Society of Goa
and Construction Workers' Welfare Board are two major initiatives of the
State government, which are under the process of finalization in view of
offering protection to migratory, street and orphan children in Goa.Many
such children, who have neither shelter above their head nor care and
affection or health and education, move in and around the cities, besides in
the coastal belts either rag picking, digging into dust bins, selling fish
and other wares or simply idling away their time, while their parents earn a
daily wage and struggle to make ends meet. (GT)

WHO KILLED OUR LITTLE BOY KALIYA? Who killed our little Kaliya?...In our
little ways, we, the citizens of Goa, killed him all-by our indifference, by
our negligence, by our acts of omission, by our looking the other way.The
children of the migrant labour. They come to the No.1 "rich" state of India,
because there are great infrastructure projects going on here. The labourers
are gathered from the poor, drought-stricken areas in the hinterland of
Karnataka or Maharashtra and work for labour contractors on roads, bridges,
sanitation and sewage. They do our dirty hard work. And yes, they slog on
the hundreds of beautification projects that are designed to make the
tourist gasp with wonder. (Edit in GT)

DEATH OF A MIGRANT: This week's death of ten-year-old street-child under the
wheels of a Margao municipal garbage van, even as he was fleeing from the
police, is a story that should make us all sit up and think. Is this the
shape of a Goa we would like to see? For all the affluence and
sophistication we've seen come the state's way, is it worth losing basic
human values and the way we treat each other? (Edit in Herald)

FIRST PHASE OF "SEABIRD": India's biggest and exclusive naval base will be
commissioned in Karwar, Karnataka, bordering Goa in the South, in May 2005.
However, the first phase of this ambitious integrated strategic naval base
called "Project Seabird" will be thrown open in January next year, according
to a report appearing on a national magazine. While the cost of the first
phase is pegged at Rs.24,480 crore, the entire project after completion will
wallop Rs.35,000 crore. (H)

SEBY JOSE EXHIBITS AT GALERIA CIDADE: Seby Jose Akkara, an upcoming artist,
is currently conducting an exhibition of paintings titled "Touch My Soul" at
Galeria Cidade, Dona Paula. (GT)

VINTAGE CAR SHOWROOM: A full-fledged showroom of vintage cars, first of its
kind in Goa is being set up at Nuvem by Pradeep Naik of Ashvek Motors.
Chevrolet, Peugeot, Mercedes Benz, Cadillac and other vintage cars, will be
on display at the showroom and available on hire for weddings, films and for
fun. (GT)

JOUELLE TOPS: Ms Jouelle C Baracho has topped the 2002-03 final year BE
exams in Computer Engineering from Padre Conceicao Engineering College,
Verna. She secured first class honours with distinction. She was awarded the
VM Salgaocar Memorial Award, the late Padmashree Vasantrao S Sinai Dempo
scholarship, a scholarship award for outstanding performance by Tata
Infotech Ltd and a book award from Padre Conceicao College of Engineering.
(NT)

S P O R T S

NATION CELEBRATES INDIA'S WIN: The nation erupted in joy and spontaneous
celebrations as Team India registered its maiden Test victory over the arch
rivals in Pakistan yesterday. Cricket fans burst crackers in several parts
of the country and distributed sweets to celebrate the triumph which came
after a wait of almost 50 years. (GT)

D E A T H S
31 Mar: Saligao (Ex-Dubai): LUIS MANUEL VAZ: husband of Martha, father of
Melvin/Denise, Lavina/Santos de Souza, Lorine/Joseph Dias and Loretta/Kevin
Vaz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.7 degC (81.9 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.4 deg C; Humidity: 73% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-04-02 04:35:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
02 APRIL 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews31 Mar 04
H I G H L I G H T S
- Nomination process to start from March 31st - Cong-NCP still
undecided on candidate - Hema Malini to campaign for BJP in Goa from April
6 - "Sood" Konkani movie to be released soon.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

IFFI PROJECT REPORT IN 15 DAYS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured
to provide information to non-governmental organisations, who have sought
detailed project reports and technical documentation to citizens on the
infrastructure development related to the holding of International Film
Festival of India 2004, within the next fortnight. The NGOs had organised a
public meeting on 14 March, 2004, to discuss the IFFI-related development
and had bemoaned the lack of transparency on the government's part in
providing information about the projects. A technical committee and another
panel to gather information about the projects headed by Dr Nandkumar Kamat
and freedom fighter Naguesh Karmali had been formed by the citizens. (GT)

FILM FESTIVAL TO BEGIN ON NOV 29: At last, there seems to be clarity over
the dates of hosting the International Film Festival of India in Goa. The
International Federation of Film Producers Association, which co-ordinates
international film festivals, has agreed to the dates-November 29 to
December 9 this year-for holding the IFFI in Panjim, according to Goa
information department's website. (H)

IFFI FOLDER ON DI WEBSITE: The Department of Information and Publicity has
added Goa IFFI folder to its existing website. The folder Goa IFFI can be
accessed at http://www.goainformation.org (H)

CONGRESS, NCP JOIN HANDS: The Congress and the National Congress Party
yesterday (April 1) decided to launch a joint election campaign for the
coming Lok Sabha elections. This was stated by Goa Pradesh Congress
Committee (GPCC) president and MLA Luizinho Faleiro and NCP state president
and MLA Dr Wilfred de Souza at a joint press conference at the Congress
Office. Luizinho said that in the seat-sharing, the Congress has decided to
field its candidate Churchill Alemao for the South Goa seat while the North
Goa seat has been allotted to the NCP candidate Dr de Souza. (GT)

PANJIM CORP GETS 6-MONTH EXTENSION: The term of the Corporation of the City
of Panaji, which was constituted exactly a year ago, has been given an
extension of six months. This has come into effect from April 1, as
announced in a notification issued by the department of Urban Development,
Directorate of Municipal Administration. (H)

BEAUTIFICATION OF MALA LAKE: The Mala lake (in Panaji), which is currently
halfway through its beautification process, promises to be an important
tourist spot once the metamorphosis is complete by the year-end. The
official sources involved in this project, informed that the Rs.5-crore
ambitious project would convert the once stagnant water-body into a lake
(16,000 sq mts) of clean water, with pleasant ambience. The area surrounding
the lake will have small paths laid down for walking and a joggers track.
The entire place would display an aesthetically appealing landscape and
would be illuminated, once completed. (NT)

"GOA PLUS" LAUNCHED: Goa Plus cable news channel was inaugurated by BC
Tayadu at a function at the Kala Academy on April 1. The new channel will
telecast half-an-hour news in Konkani and Marathi from 8 to 8.30 pm daily.
It is owned by Shyamsunder Productions, Panaji, while Devendra Karapurkar is
the news editor and Darshan Lolayekar is the production manager. (GT)

BIAS-FREE REPORTING A CHALLENGE: Dr Nandkumar Kamat on Thursday said that
one of the biggest challenges for the media industry in a small State like
Goa was to give non-politically aligned news coverage.Goa is the first State
in India to have a cultural policy, he said. In this State, the media
penetration is good due to high literacy rate and spread of print media,
among other factors. In addition, Goa has several other factors: it attracts
a huge number of tourists and is an international brand name. Last year Goa
attracted around 30 lakh tourists, double its population, he said. (H)

BSNL CUTS LONG DISTANCE CALL RATES: Despite fall in revenue per line, BSNL
yesterday announced a sharp cut in long distance call rates and reported
more than 100 per cent increase in net profit for the just concluded fiscal
year. Up to 25 per cent reduction in ISD rates for the US, Australia, New
Zealand, South-East Asian countries, Gulf region, Africa and SAARC nations
by the country's largest telecom operator will be effected from 10 April.
Inter-circle STD rates from fixed lines beyond 200 km will also be slashed
by 25 per cent from the same date. (GT)

ECO-TOURISM PROJECT: An idyllic hamlet with some of the 14 houses in the
heart of the wild life sanctuary at Molem will be transformed into an
eco-tourism area by the forest department after rehabilitation of the
families soon. "The houses need not be demolished but can be converted into
cottages and nature education centres on the lines of the one in Cotigao,"
says a forest department source. (GT)

HOUSE BURGLED IN VASCO: A house, belonging to Gracy Joseph Fernandes, was
burgled of gold ornaments worth Rs.77,000 at Pixi-Dongri, Khariavaddo in
Vasco, between March 28 and 29. The thieves entered the housed by removing
the titles of the roof.(NT)

GOVT TO REHABILITATE HOMELESS STREET CHILDREN: Child Labour Society of Goa
and Construction Workers' Welfare Board are two major initiatives of the
State government, which are under the process of finalization in view of
offering protection to migratory, street and orphan children in Goa.Many
such children, who have neither shelter above their head nor care and
affection or health and education, move in and around the cities, besides in
the coastal belts either rag picking, digging into dust bins, selling fish
and other wares or simply idling away their time, while their parents earn a
daily wage and struggle to make ends meet. (GT)

WHO KILLED OUR LITTLE BOY KALIYA? Who killed our little Kaliya?...In our
little ways, we, the citizens of Goa, killed him all-by our indifference, by
our negligence, by our acts of omission, by our looking the other way.The
children of the migrant labour. They come to the No.1 "rich" state of India,
because there are great infrastructure projects going on here. The labourers
are gathered from the poor, drought-stricken areas in the hinterland of
Karnataka or Maharashtra and work for labour contractors on roads, bridges,
sanitation and sewage. They do our dirty hard work. And yes, they slog on
the hundreds of beautification projects that are designed to make the
tourist gasp with wonder. (Edit in GT)

DEATH OF A MIGRANT: This week's death of ten-year-old street-child under the
wheels of a Margao municipal garbage van, even as he was fleeing from the
police, is a story that should make us all sit up and think. Is this the
shape of a Goa we would like to see? For all the affluence and
sophistication we've seen come the state's way, is it worth losing basic
human values and the way we treat each other? (Edit in Herald)

FIRST PHASE OF "SEABIRD": India's biggest and exclusive naval base will be
commissioned in Karwar, Karnataka, bordering Goa in the South, in May 2005.
However, the first phase of this ambitious integrated strategic naval base
called "Project Seabird" will be thrown open in January next year, according
to a report appearing on a national magazine. While the cost of the first
phase is pegged at Rs.24,480 crore, the entire project after completion will
wallop Rs.35,000 crore. (H)

SEBY JOSE EXHIBITS AT GALERIA CIDADE: Seby Jose Akkara, an upcoming artist,
is currently conducting an exhibition of paintings titled "Touch My Soul" at
Galeria Cidade, Dona Paula. (GT)

VINTAGE CAR SHOWROOM: A full-fledged showroom of vintage cars, first of its
kind in Goa is being set up at Nuvem by Pradeep Naik of Ashvek Motors.
Chevrolet, Peugeot, Mercedes Benz, Cadillac and other vintage cars, will be
on display at the showroom and available on hire for weddings, films and for
fun. (GT)

JOUELLE TOPS: Ms Jouelle C Baracho has topped the 2002-03 final year BE
exams in Computer Engineering from Padre Conceicao Engineering College,
Verna. She secured first class honours with distinction. She was awarded the
VM Salgaocar Memorial Award, the late Padmashree Vasantrao S Sinai Dempo
scholarship, a scholarship award for outstanding performance by Tata
Infotech Ltd and a book award from Padre Conceicao College of Engineering.
(NT)

S P O R T S

NATION CELEBRATES INDIA'S WIN: The nation erupted in joy and spontaneous
celebrations as Team India registered its maiden Test victory over the arch
rivals in Pakistan yesterday. Cricket fans burst crackers in several parts
of the country and distributed sweets to celebrate the triumph which came
after a wait of almost 50 years. (GT)

D E A T H S
31 Mar: Saligao (Ex-Dubai): LUIS MANUEL VAZ: husband of Martha, father of
Melvin/Denise, Lavina/Santos de Souza, Lorine/Joseph Dias and Loretta/Kevin
Vaz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.7 degC (81.9 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.4 deg C; Humidity: 73% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-04-02 04:35:38 UTC
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02 APRIL 2004

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H I G H L I G H T S
- Nomination process to start from March 31st - Cong-NCP still
undecided on candidate - Hema Malini to campaign for BJP in Goa from April
6 - "Sood" Konkani movie to be released soon.

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IFFI PROJECT REPORT IN 15 DAYS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured
to provide information to non-governmental organisations, who have sought
detailed project reports and technical documentation to citizens on the
infrastructure development related to the holding of International Film
Festival of India 2004, within the next fortnight. The NGOs had organised a
public meeting on 14 March, 2004, to discuss the IFFI-related development
and had bemoaned the lack of transparency on the government's part in
providing information about the projects. A technical committee and another
panel to gather information about the projects headed by Dr Nandkumar Kamat
and freedom fighter Naguesh Karmali had been formed by the citizens. (GT)

FILM FESTIVAL TO BEGIN ON NOV 29: At last, there seems to be clarity over
the dates of hosting the International Film Festival of India in Goa. The
International Federation of Film Producers Association, which co-ordinates
international film festivals, has agreed to the dates-November 29 to
December 9 this year-for holding the IFFI in Panjim, according to Goa
information department's website. (H)

IFFI FOLDER ON DI WEBSITE: The Department of Information and Publicity has
added Goa IFFI folder to its existing website. The folder Goa IFFI can be
accessed at http://www.goainformation.org (H)

CONGRESS, NCP JOIN HANDS: The Congress and the National Congress Party
yesterday (April 1) decided to launch a joint election campaign for the
coming Lok Sabha elections. This was stated by Goa Pradesh Congress
Committee (GPCC) president and MLA Luizinho Faleiro and NCP state president
and MLA Dr Wilfred de Souza at a joint press conference at the Congress
Office. Luizinho said that in the seat-sharing, the Congress has decided to
field its candidate Churchill Alemao for the South Goa seat while the North
Goa seat has been allotted to the NCP candidate Dr de Souza. (GT)

PANJIM CORP GETS 6-MONTH EXTENSION: The term of the Corporation of the City
of Panaji, which was constituted exactly a year ago, has been given an
extension of six months. This has come into effect from April 1, as
announced in a notification issued by the department of Urban Development,
Directorate of Municipal Administration. (H)

BEAUTIFICATION OF MALA LAKE: The Mala lake (in Panaji), which is currently
halfway through its beautification process, promises to be an important
tourist spot once the metamorphosis is complete by the year-end. The
official sources involved in this project, informed that the Rs.5-crore
ambitious project would convert the once stagnant water-body into a lake
(16,000 sq mts) of clean water, with pleasant ambience. The area surrounding
the lake will have small paths laid down for walking and a joggers track.
The entire place would display an aesthetically appealing landscape and
would be illuminated, once completed. (NT)

"GOA PLUS" LAUNCHED: Goa Plus cable news channel was inaugurated by BC
Tayadu at a function at the Kala Academy on April 1. The new channel will
telecast half-an-hour news in Konkani and Marathi from 8 to 8.30 pm daily.
It is owned by Shyamsunder Productions, Panaji, while Devendra Karapurkar is
the news editor and Darshan Lolayekar is the production manager. (GT)

BIAS-FREE REPORTING A CHALLENGE: Dr Nandkumar Kamat on Thursday said that
one of the biggest challenges for the media industry in a small State like
Goa was to give non-politically aligned news coverage.Goa is the first State
in India to have a cultural policy, he said. In this State, the media
penetration is good due to high literacy rate and spread of print media,
among other factors. In addition, Goa has several other factors: it attracts
a huge number of tourists and is an international brand name. Last year Goa
attracted around 30 lakh tourists, double its population, he said. (H)

BSNL CUTS LONG DISTANCE CALL RATES: Despite fall in revenue per line, BSNL
yesterday announced a sharp cut in long distance call rates and reported
more than 100 per cent increase in net profit for the just concluded fiscal
year. Up to 25 per cent reduction in ISD rates for the US, Australia, New
Zealand, South-East Asian countries, Gulf region, Africa and SAARC nations
by the country's largest telecom operator will be effected from 10 April.
Inter-circle STD rates from fixed lines beyond 200 km will also be slashed
by 25 per cent from the same date. (GT)

ECO-TOURISM PROJECT: An idyllic hamlet with some of the 14 houses in the
heart of the wild life sanctuary at Molem will be transformed into an
eco-tourism area by the forest department after rehabilitation of the
families soon. "The houses need not be demolished but can be converted into
cottages and nature education centres on the lines of the one in Cotigao,"
says a forest department source. (GT)

HOUSE BURGLED IN VASCO: A house, belonging to Gracy Joseph Fernandes, was
burgled of gold ornaments worth Rs.77,000 at Pixi-Dongri, Khariavaddo in
Vasco, between March 28 and 29. The thieves entered the housed by removing
the titles of the roof.(NT)

GOVT TO REHABILITATE HOMELESS STREET CHILDREN: Child Labour Society of Goa
and Construction Workers' Welfare Board are two major initiatives of the
State government, which are under the process of finalization in view of
offering protection to migratory, street and orphan children in Goa.Many
such children, who have neither shelter above their head nor care and
affection or health and education, move in and around the cities, besides in
the coastal belts either rag picking, digging into dust bins, selling fish
and other wares or simply idling away their time, while their parents earn a
daily wage and struggle to make ends meet. (GT)

WHO KILLED OUR LITTLE BOY KALIYA? Who killed our little Kaliya?...In our
little ways, we, the citizens of Goa, killed him all-by our indifference, by
our negligence, by our acts of omission, by our looking the other way.The
children of the migrant labour. They come to the No.1 "rich" state of India,
because there are great infrastructure projects going on here. The labourers
are gathered from the poor, drought-stricken areas in the hinterland of
Karnataka or Maharashtra and work for labour contractors on roads, bridges,
sanitation and sewage. They do our dirty hard work. And yes, they slog on
the hundreds of beautification projects that are designed to make the
tourist gasp with wonder. (Edit in GT)

DEATH OF A MIGRANT: This week's death of ten-year-old street-child under the
wheels of a Margao municipal garbage van, even as he was fleeing from the
police, is a story that should make us all sit up and think. Is this the
shape of a Goa we would like to see? For all the affluence and
sophistication we've seen come the state's way, is it worth losing basic
human values and the way we treat each other? (Edit in Herald)

FIRST PHASE OF "SEABIRD": India's biggest and exclusive naval base will be
commissioned in Karwar, Karnataka, bordering Goa in the South, in May 2005.
However, the first phase of this ambitious integrated strategic naval base
called "Project Seabird" will be thrown open in January next year, according
to a report appearing on a national magazine. While the cost of the first
phase is pegged at Rs.24,480 crore, the entire project after completion will
wallop Rs.35,000 crore. (H)

SEBY JOSE EXHIBITS AT GALERIA CIDADE: Seby Jose Akkara, an upcoming artist,
is currently conducting an exhibition of paintings titled "Touch My Soul" at
Galeria Cidade, Dona Paula. (GT)

VINTAGE CAR SHOWROOM: A full-fledged showroom of vintage cars, first of its
kind in Goa is being set up at Nuvem by Pradeep Naik of Ashvek Motors.
Chevrolet, Peugeot, Mercedes Benz, Cadillac and other vintage cars, will be
on display at the showroom and available on hire for weddings, films and for
fun. (GT)

JOUELLE TOPS: Ms Jouelle C Baracho has topped the 2002-03 final year BE
exams in Computer Engineering from Padre Conceicao Engineering College,
Verna. She secured first class honours with distinction. She was awarded the
VM Salgaocar Memorial Award, the late Padmashree Vasantrao S Sinai Dempo
scholarship, a scholarship award for outstanding performance by Tata
Infotech Ltd and a book award from Padre Conceicao College of Engineering.
(NT)

S P O R T S

NATION CELEBRATES INDIA'S WIN: The nation erupted in joy and spontaneous
celebrations as Team India registered its maiden Test victory over the arch
rivals in Pakistan yesterday. Cricket fans burst crackers in several parts
of the country and distributed sweets to celebrate the triumph which came
after a wait of almost 50 years. (GT)

D E A T H S
31 Mar: Saligao (Ex-Dubai): LUIS MANUEL VAZ: husband of Martha, father of
Melvin/Denise, Lavina/Santos de Souza, Lorine/Joseph Dias and Loretta/Kevin
Vaz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.7 degC (81.9 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.4 deg C; Humidity: 73% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.

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