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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 29, 2003

SIX CONG MLAS WANT RANE TO BE REPLACED: Six of the 16 Congress MLAs
yesterday demanded that the Congress Legislative Party leader Pratapsingh
Rane be immediately replaced for being insensitive to party and other
matters and failing to defend party MLAs in various cases
It is learnt that
Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes, Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, Sand
Andre MLA Francis Silveira, Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes, Mormugao MLA
Karl Vaz and Quepem MLA Chandrakant Babu Kavlekar have formed a core group
within the CLP and would meet regularly to discuss various problems
affecting the people from their respective constituencies. (GT)

MEDICAL PANEL RULES OUT RAPE: The five-member expert medical team of Goa
Medical College doctors has ruled out any indications of rape presently on
the student of Fine Arts College, refraining from confirming whether the
victim was raped or not on 17th May 2003. (GT)

THEY DESTROYED MY DAUGHTER'S, FAMILY'S LIFE: RAPE VICTIM'S MUM: Ever since
her daughter was brutally raped within the premises of the Fine Arts
College on May 17, life has spiralled into an endless nightmare for the
victim's mother. She hasn't slept the last ten nights; has been frenziedly
shuttling between hospitals and police stations with a daughter who is
still hounded by hallucinations and nightmares; and has not the energy to
even call up her lawyer for an update on the case
"They have destroyed not
only my daughter's life, but my entire family's", she says angrily, of the
boys accused of the sexual abuse.
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=799&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

GANG-RAPE MORE SERIOUS THAN MURDER, SAYS PP: The prosecution today termed
the gang-rape alleged to have taken place at the Fine Arts college around
10 days ago as "more serious than murder", while the defense demolished the
very claim of rape. The prosecution, represented by Public Prosecutor J C
da Costa and the defense, represented by Advocate D Dhond on Wednesday
argued on the bail applications filed in the Additional Sessions Court by
Vishal Dhuri, (Taleigao), Roy Fernandes (Majorda), Norman Tagore Fernandes
(Margao) and Audumbar Dhabolkar (Vagator) all accused of having been
involved in the gang-rape of the 18 year old student. (H)

"NO ONE MUST FACE TRAUMA
": It isn't only her good looks that strike you.
More her innocence and naivete, which makes it easy to understand how she
could have so easily been taken advantage of. "She lives on a spiritual
level and loves to paint," says her mother. But her innocence has been so
horribly traumatised, that her mother and concerned friends fear the
18-year-old may never be the same again. "I wish they would feel that what
they did to me was wrong, and it should not happen to anyone else," says
the student from Goa Art College who was raped on the campus over a week
ago. (BY DEVIKA SEQUEIRA)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=797&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

CPI FOR REPORT FROM WOMEN'S COMMISSION: The Goa unit of Communist Party of
India has demanded that the Chief Minister should ask an independent report
from State Commission for Women on the alleged gang-rape. This request has
been made by the general secretary of CPI Mr Christopher Fonseca in an open
letter to the chief minister. He has said that the women's commission
should be directed to give its report especially as the members of the
present commission consist of an advocate, a doctor, two teachers cum
womens' rights' activists, a municipal counselor and a zilla parishad
member. No "sensitivity" seems to have been shown while dealing with this
issue, especially when the recently passed Childrens' Act calls for
confidentiality considering the age of both the "accused" and the
"victims", he has pointed out. (H)

NGO FRONT TO PROTEST: Bailancho Saad has formed a "joint action front to
protest crime against women" and would get into action on Goa Statehood
Day, May 30, at 10 am at Azad Maidan by protesting against the alleged gang
rape reported at Goa College of Art. Dr Seema Salgaonkar enlisted various
points why reservation should come into effect and how society would
benefit from contribution of women politicians
Patricia Pinto, Councilor,
Corporation of City of Panjim said women politicians are more sensitive to
issue concerning society. Sabina Martins of Bailancho Saad suggested that
committees be formed in colleges to protect college girls against
eveteasing and any sort of sexual assault should be more forthcoming in
helping girls counter any kind of physical and emotional assault. (H)

12-HOUR WATER SUPPLY TO MAPUSA LIKELY: Even as several pockets in the State
are parched, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, yesterday announced that
Mapusa may get 12 hours of water supply within days. The Chief Minister
spent the day in Mapusa where he first had a meeting with the city fathers
and then with the task force involved with the development of Mapusa. (H)

16 YEARS AFTER ATTAINING STATEHOOD: Sometime in the month of April, 1987,
we were having a small dinner party, at Panjim, at the residence of our
host Dr Vijay Thali, renowned stage artist and, the then General Secretary
of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee
During the course of a discussion at
the party, I said to Mrs Katkar and Mr Faleiro that during the budget
session (which was on at that time), I propose to raise the issue of
statehood, and that, as a preparatory step, a delegation of Congress
leaders in Goa have to meet former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It is only
if he gives green signal that I intend to go ahead with the matter and
raise the same during Zero Hour, I told Mr Faleiro and Mrs Katker.
(Shantaram Naik in Herald)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=796&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

MUTILATED BODY FOUND: Cuncolim police found a mutilated body near a Konkan
Railway bridge in Quepem yesterday. The head of the body was crushed and
both legs and hands were fractured. It was identified as that of Rukmini
Dattu Naik (90) of Balli. (GT)

ANDHRA TOURIST COMMITS SUICIDE: A 41-year-old tourist from Andhra Pradesh,
identified as L Satyanarayan Chowdhary, reportedly committed suicide in a
Vasco hotel yesterday. Police suspect Chowdhary to have consumed some
poisonous substance. (H)

SCHEME FOR UNEMPLOYED: The Fatorda MLA and the chairman of Goa Handicrafts,
Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd, Mr Damodar
Naik, announced that the second phase of the Deendayal Swayam Rojgar Yojana
would soon be undertaken with certain modifications. (NT)

SELLING OF STUDY MATERIALS, UNIFORMS: The Education department has issued a
fresh circular directing the schools to stop selling text books, exercise
books, stationery material and school uniforms. The circular has been
issued following a representation made by the Goa Book Sellers Association
to the Chief Minister on Monday. (H)

BJP WORKERS GHERAO ENGINEER: BJP workers from Marcaim gheraoed executive
engineer Parkar yesterday for non-completion of the Durbhat-Agapur road.
The work has been stopped for over 25 days as a result of which people are
facing hardships. (GT)

FACE-LIFT FOR FATORDA LAKE: Fatorda lake, which presently stands neglected,
will get a new life with the State government having sanctioned an amount
of Rs.15 crore for a tourism-related project in the lake. (GT)

FOR DEFACING PROPERTY: The city police booked a case against a private
company for defacing public property at the old Income Tax office in
Cortim, Mala, and arrested its manager, for plastering advertisement
posters on the walls. (GT)

NO TOBACCO DAY: A special commemorating the "World No Tobacco Day 2003"
will be organised by the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication
India and Corporation of City of Panaji, at the Panaji Corporation Garden,
on May 31. Well-known Goan football players Bruno Coutinho would attend the
programme and endorse the World No Tobacco Day theme "Tobacco Free Film,
Tobacco Free Fashion, Action". (NT)

UGUEM BRIDGE: The new Uguem bridge, which has been constructed in a record
time of four months, as against the stipulated time of 6 months, will be
thrown open to vehicular traffic on the occasion of Goa statehood Day
tomorrow. (GT)

RAIN WATER HARVESTING: Goa may not have to face the water crisis next
summer, if water shed management and rainwater harvesting is given a
serious thought in the coming monsoon. The intellectuals strongly feel that
without people's participation, these projects simply would not work.
(Rupesh Samant in NT)

MATER DEI EXCELS: The Mater Dei Institute, Saligao, has secured cent per
cent results at the ICSE examination held in March 2003, with students
scoring well and securing distinctions in English. The institute has
achieved cent per cent results for the third year in succession. (NT)

POPE II RECEIVES RAUL, FILIPE NERI: The Holy Father Pope John Paul II on
Tuesday received Archbishop of Goa and Daman Raul Gonsalves, who was
accompanied by Aux Bishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, as part of their "ad limina"
visit to the Vatican City. (H)

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S P O R T S

ST SAVIO'S TRIUMPH: St Savio SC, Calangute, defeated hosts Adarsh Yuvak
Sangh, Saligao, 4-2 via tie-breaker to emerge champions in the finals of
Kingfisher Champions Rolling Trophy football tournament organised by Adarsh
Yuvak Singh at Saligao. (GT)

CYA MOBOR IN SEMIS: Hosts CYA Mobor marched into the semi-finals of the CYA
Cup football tournament when they defeated St Savio SC, Calangute 2-0 in
the quarter finals played at Cavelossim yesterday. (GT)

SANGOLDA DOWN FRIENDS XI: Sangolda Lightning Club were lucky to escape with
a 4-2 tie-breaker win over Friends XI, Vaddem, in the Calangute Panchayat
Cup soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
27 May: USA: BERNADETTE DE SOUZA, wife of Effimiano, mother of Jasmine
and Sean, daughter of late Assis/Annie Godinho, sister/sister-in-law of
Bento/Chantal (London), Marinho (USA)/Maria, Maria/Rene (London),
Rabbie/Sera (Zambia), sister-in-law of Mathew/Sandra (London) and
Lino/Antoinette (USA). (No condolences)
28 May: Cansaulim-Arossim/Britona: JOAO PEDRO MARTINS, husband of
Idinha, father of Cripsin/Susan (Dubai), John Anthony/late Ophelia,
Joseph/Flora, Celina/Seraphino, Filomena/Andrew, Annie/Johnny, Johny/Jenny.
28 May: Quitula & Santarxette, Aldona: ESCOLASTICA FILOMENA D'SOUZA,
relict of Pedro Joaquim, mother of Ubaldo/Lynette, late George,
Elvina/Philip, late Sales, Celia/Francis, late Remy and Edith/Pio.
28 May: Caranzalem: CATARINA PO FERNANDES, wife of late Pedrino, Mother
of Anthony/Eva, Carlos and Mariano.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.0 deg C (86.0 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C, Min Temp: 26.6 deg C; Humidity: 59% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright to cloudy skies in Goa today morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-29 04:57:54 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 29, 2003

SIX CONG MLAS WANT RANE TO BE REPLACED: Six of the 16 Congress MLAs
yesterday demanded that the Congress Legislative Party leader Pratapsingh
Rane be immediately replaced for being insensitive to party and other
matters and failing to defend party MLAs in various cases
It is learnt that
Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes, Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, Sand
Andre MLA Francis Silveira, Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes, Mormugao MLA
Karl Vaz and Quepem MLA Chandrakant Babu Kavlekar have formed a core group
within the CLP and would meet regularly to discuss various problems
affecting the people from their respective constituencies. (GT)

MEDICAL PANEL RULES OUT RAPE: The five-member expert medical team of Goa
Medical College doctors has ruled out any indications of rape presently on
the student of Fine Arts College, refraining from confirming whether the
victim was raped or not on 17th May 2003. (GT)

THEY DESTROYED MY DAUGHTER'S, FAMILY'S LIFE: RAPE VICTIM'S MUM: Ever since
her daughter was brutally raped within the premises of the Fine Arts
College on May 17, life has spiralled into an endless nightmare for the
victim's mother. She hasn't slept the last ten nights; has been frenziedly
shuttling between hospitals and police stations with a daughter who is
still hounded by hallucinations and nightmares; and has not the energy to
even call up her lawyer for an update on the case
"They have destroyed not
only my daughter's life, but my entire family's", she says angrily, of the
boys accused of the sexual abuse.
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=799&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

GANG-RAPE MORE SERIOUS THAN MURDER, SAYS PP: The prosecution today termed
the gang-rape alleged to have taken place at the Fine Arts college around
10 days ago as "more serious than murder", while the defense demolished the
very claim of rape. The prosecution, represented by Public Prosecutor J C
da Costa and the defense, represented by Advocate D Dhond on Wednesday
argued on the bail applications filed in the Additional Sessions Court by
Vishal Dhuri, (Taleigao), Roy Fernandes (Majorda), Norman Tagore Fernandes
(Margao) and Audumbar Dhabolkar (Vagator) all accused of having been
involved in the gang-rape of the 18 year old student. (H)

"NO ONE MUST FACE TRAUMA
": It isn't only her good looks that strike you.
More her innocence and naivete, which makes it easy to understand how she
could have so easily been taken advantage of. "She lives on a spiritual
level and loves to paint," says her mother. But her innocence has been so
horribly traumatised, that her mother and concerned friends fear the
18-year-old may never be the same again. "I wish they would feel that what
they did to me was wrong, and it should not happen to anyone else," says
the student from Goa Art College who was raped on the campus over a week
ago. (BY DEVIKA SEQUEIRA)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=797&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

CPI FOR REPORT FROM WOMEN'S COMMISSION: The Goa unit of Communist Party of
India has demanded that the Chief Minister should ask an independent report
from State Commission for Women on the alleged gang-rape. This request has
been made by the general secretary of CPI Mr Christopher Fonseca in an open
letter to the chief minister. He has said that the women's commission
should be directed to give its report especially as the members of the
present commission consist of an advocate, a doctor, two teachers cum
womens' rights' activists, a municipal counselor and a zilla parishad
member. No "sensitivity" seems to have been shown while dealing with this
issue, especially when the recently passed Childrens' Act calls for
confidentiality considering the age of both the "accused" and the
"victims", he has pointed out. (H)

NGO FRONT TO PROTEST: Bailancho Saad has formed a "joint action front to
protest crime against women" and would get into action on Goa Statehood
Day, May 30, at 10 am at Azad Maidan by protesting against the alleged gang
rape reported at Goa College of Art. Dr Seema Salgaonkar enlisted various
points why reservation should come into effect and how society would
benefit from contribution of women politicians
Patricia Pinto, Councilor,
Corporation of City of Panjim said women politicians are more sensitive to
issue concerning society. Sabina Martins of Bailancho Saad suggested that
committees be formed in colleges to protect college girls against
eveteasing and any sort of sexual assault should be more forthcoming in
helping girls counter any kind of physical and emotional assault. (H)

12-HOUR WATER SUPPLY TO MAPUSA LIKELY: Even as several pockets in the State
are parched, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, yesterday announced that
Mapusa may get 12 hours of water supply within days. The Chief Minister
spent the day in Mapusa where he first had a meeting with the city fathers
and then with the task force involved with the development of Mapusa. (H)

16 YEARS AFTER ATTAINING STATEHOOD: Sometime in the month of April, 1987,
we were having a small dinner party, at Panjim, at the residence of our
host Dr Vijay Thali, renowned stage artist and, the then General Secretary
of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee
During the course of a discussion at
the party, I said to Mrs Katkar and Mr Faleiro that during the budget
session (which was on at that time), I propose to raise the issue of
statehood, and that, as a preparatory step, a delegation of Congress
leaders in Goa have to meet former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It is only
if he gives green signal that I intend to go ahead with the matter and
raise the same during Zero Hour, I told Mr Faleiro and Mrs Katker.
(Shantaram Naik in Herald)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=796&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

MUTILATED BODY FOUND: Cuncolim police found a mutilated body near a Konkan
Railway bridge in Quepem yesterday. The head of the body was crushed and
both legs and hands were fractured. It was identified as that of Rukmini
Dattu Naik (90) of Balli. (GT)

ANDHRA TOURIST COMMITS SUICIDE: A 41-year-old tourist from Andhra Pradesh,
identified as L Satyanarayan Chowdhary, reportedly committed suicide in a
Vasco hotel yesterday. Police suspect Chowdhary to have consumed some
poisonous substance. (H)

SCHEME FOR UNEMPLOYED: The Fatorda MLA and the chairman of Goa Handicrafts,
Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd, Mr Damodar
Naik, announced that the second phase of the Deendayal Swayam Rojgar Yojana
would soon be undertaken with certain modifications. (NT)

SELLING OF STUDY MATERIALS, UNIFORMS: The Education department has issued a
fresh circular directing the schools to stop selling text books, exercise
books, stationery material and school uniforms. The circular has been
issued following a representation made by the Goa Book Sellers Association
to the Chief Minister on Monday. (H)

BJP WORKERS GHERAO ENGINEER: BJP workers from Marcaim gheraoed executive
engineer Parkar yesterday for non-completion of the Durbhat-Agapur road.
The work has been stopped for over 25 days as a result of which people are
facing hardships. (GT)

FACE-LIFT FOR FATORDA LAKE: Fatorda lake, which presently stands neglected,
will get a new life with the State government having sanctioned an amount
of Rs.15 crore for a tourism-related project in the lake. (GT)

FOR DEFACING PROPERTY: The city police booked a case against a private
company for defacing public property at the old Income Tax office in
Cortim, Mala, and arrested its manager, for plastering advertisement
posters on the walls. (GT)

NO TOBACCO DAY: A special commemorating the "World No Tobacco Day 2003"
will be organised by the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication
India and Corporation of City of Panaji, at the Panaji Corporation Garden,
on May 31. Well-known Goan football players Bruno Coutinho would attend the
programme and endorse the World No Tobacco Day theme "Tobacco Free Film,
Tobacco Free Fashion, Action". (NT)

UGUEM BRIDGE: The new Uguem bridge, which has been constructed in a record
time of four months, as against the stipulated time of 6 months, will be
thrown open to vehicular traffic on the occasion of Goa statehood Day
tomorrow. (GT)

RAIN WATER HARVESTING: Goa may not have to face the water crisis next
summer, if water shed management and rainwater harvesting is given a
serious thought in the coming monsoon. The intellectuals strongly feel that
without people's participation, these projects simply would not work.
(Rupesh Samant in NT)

MATER DEI EXCELS: The Mater Dei Institute, Saligao, has secured cent per
cent results at the ICSE examination held in March 2003, with students
scoring well and securing distinctions in English. The institute has
achieved cent per cent results for the third year in succession. (NT)

POPE II RECEIVES RAUL, FILIPE NERI: The Holy Father Pope John Paul II on
Tuesday received Archbishop of Goa and Daman Raul Gonsalves, who was
accompanied by Aux Bishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, as part of their "ad limina"
visit to the Vatican City. (H)

A SUITABLE MATCH? Searching for a suitable match? Your matrimonial listings
can reach 4000+ readers from the Goan diaspora without charge. Send in
your 100-word ad to fred at bytesforall.orglatest by May 30 for inclusion in
the next round of Goanet's Cybermatrimonials. Use 'Cybermatrimonials'
as subjectline.

S P O R T S

ST SAVIO'S TRIUMPH: St Savio SC, Calangute, defeated hosts Adarsh Yuvak
Sangh, Saligao, 4-2 via tie-breaker to emerge champions in the finals of
Kingfisher Champions Rolling Trophy football tournament organised by Adarsh
Yuvak Singh at Saligao. (GT)

CYA MOBOR IN SEMIS: Hosts CYA Mobor marched into the semi-finals of the CYA
Cup football tournament when they defeated St Savio SC, Calangute 2-0 in
the quarter finals played at Cavelossim yesterday. (GT)

SANGOLDA DOWN FRIENDS XI: Sangolda Lightning Club were lucky to escape with
a 4-2 tie-breaker win over Friends XI, Vaddem, in the Calangute Panchayat
Cup soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
27 May: USA: BERNADETTE DE SOUZA, wife of Effimiano, mother of Jasmine
and Sean, daughter of late Assis/Annie Godinho, sister/sister-in-law of
Bento/Chantal (London), Marinho (USA)/Maria, Maria/Rene (London),
Rabbie/Sera (Zambia), sister-in-law of Mathew/Sandra (London) and
Lino/Antoinette (USA). (No condolences)
28 May: Cansaulim-Arossim/Britona: JOAO PEDRO MARTINS, husband of
Idinha, father of Cripsin/Susan (Dubai), John Anthony/late Ophelia,
Joseph/Flora, Celina/Seraphino, Filomena/Andrew, Annie/Johnny, Johny/Jenny.
28 May: Quitula & Santarxette, Aldona: ESCOLASTICA FILOMENA D'SOUZA,
relict of Pedro Joaquim, mother of Ubaldo/Lynette, late George,
Elvina/Philip, late Sales, Celia/Francis, late Remy and Edith/Pio.
28 May: Caranzalem: CATARINA PO FERNANDES, wife of late Pedrino, Mother
of Anthony/Eva, Carlos and Mariano.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.0 deg C (86.0 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C, Min Temp: 26.6 deg C; Humidity: 59% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright to cloudy skies in Goa today morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-29 04:57:54 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 29, 2003

SIX CONG MLAS WANT RANE TO BE REPLACED: Six of the 16 Congress MLAs
yesterday demanded that the Congress Legislative Party leader Pratapsingh
Rane be immediately replaced for being insensitive to party and other
matters and failing to defend party MLAs in various cases
It is learnt that
Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes, Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, Sand
Andre MLA Francis Silveira, Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes, Mormugao MLA
Karl Vaz and Quepem MLA Chandrakant Babu Kavlekar have formed a core group
within the CLP and would meet regularly to discuss various problems
affecting the people from their respective constituencies. (GT)

MEDICAL PANEL RULES OUT RAPE: The five-member expert medical team of Goa
Medical College doctors has ruled out any indications of rape presently on
the student of Fine Arts College, refraining from confirming whether the
victim was raped or not on 17th May 2003. (GT)

THEY DESTROYED MY DAUGHTER'S, FAMILY'S LIFE: RAPE VICTIM'S MUM: Ever since
her daughter was brutally raped within the premises of the Fine Arts
College on May 17, life has spiralled into an endless nightmare for the
victim's mother. She hasn't slept the last ten nights; has been frenziedly
shuttling between hospitals and police stations with a daughter who is
still hounded by hallucinations and nightmares; and has not the energy to
even call up her lawyer for an update on the case
"They have destroyed not
only my daughter's life, but my entire family's", she says angrily, of the
boys accused of the sexual abuse.
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=799&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

GANG-RAPE MORE SERIOUS THAN MURDER, SAYS PP: The prosecution today termed
the gang-rape alleged to have taken place at the Fine Arts college around
10 days ago as "more serious than murder", while the defense demolished the
very claim of rape. The prosecution, represented by Public Prosecutor J C
da Costa and the defense, represented by Advocate D Dhond on Wednesday
argued on the bail applications filed in the Additional Sessions Court by
Vishal Dhuri, (Taleigao), Roy Fernandes (Majorda), Norman Tagore Fernandes
(Margao) and Audumbar Dhabolkar (Vagator) all accused of having been
involved in the gang-rape of the 18 year old student. (H)

"NO ONE MUST FACE TRAUMA
": It isn't only her good looks that strike you.
More her innocence and naivete, which makes it easy to understand how she
could have so easily been taken advantage of. "She lives on a spiritual
level and loves to paint," says her mother. But her innocence has been so
horribly traumatised, that her mother and concerned friends fear the
18-year-old may never be the same again. "I wish they would feel that what
they did to me was wrong, and it should not happen to anyone else," says
the student from Goa Art College who was raped on the campus over a week
ago. (BY DEVIKA SEQUEIRA)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=797&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

CPI FOR REPORT FROM WOMEN'S COMMISSION: The Goa unit of Communist Party of
India has demanded that the Chief Minister should ask an independent report
from State Commission for Women on the alleged gang-rape. This request has
been made by the general secretary of CPI Mr Christopher Fonseca in an open
letter to the chief minister. He has said that the women's commission
should be directed to give its report especially as the members of the
present commission consist of an advocate, a doctor, two teachers cum
womens' rights' activists, a municipal counselor and a zilla parishad
member. No "sensitivity" seems to have been shown while dealing with this
issue, especially when the recently passed Childrens' Act calls for
confidentiality considering the age of both the "accused" and the
"victims", he has pointed out. (H)

NGO FRONT TO PROTEST: Bailancho Saad has formed a "joint action front to
protest crime against women" and would get into action on Goa Statehood
Day, May 30, at 10 am at Azad Maidan by protesting against the alleged gang
rape reported at Goa College of Art. Dr Seema Salgaonkar enlisted various
points why reservation should come into effect and how society would
benefit from contribution of women politicians
Patricia Pinto, Councilor,
Corporation of City of Panjim said women politicians are more sensitive to
issue concerning society. Sabina Martins of Bailancho Saad suggested that
committees be formed in colleges to protect college girls against
eveteasing and any sort of sexual assault should be more forthcoming in
helping girls counter any kind of physical and emotional assault. (H)

12-HOUR WATER SUPPLY TO MAPUSA LIKELY: Even as several pockets in the State
are parched, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, yesterday announced that
Mapusa may get 12 hours of water supply within days. The Chief Minister
spent the day in Mapusa where he first had a meeting with the city fathers
and then with the task force involved with the development of Mapusa. (H)

16 YEARS AFTER ATTAINING STATEHOOD: Sometime in the month of April, 1987,
we were having a small dinner party, at Panjim, at the residence of our
host Dr Vijay Thali, renowned stage artist and, the then General Secretary
of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee
During the course of a discussion at
the party, I said to Mrs Katkar and Mr Faleiro that during the budget
session (which was on at that time), I propose to raise the issue of
statehood, and that, as a preparatory step, a delegation of Congress
leaders in Goa have to meet former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It is only
if he gives green signal that I intend to go ahead with the matter and
raise the same during Zero Hour, I told Mr Faleiro and Mrs Katker.
(Shantaram Naik in Herald)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=796&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

MUTILATED BODY FOUND: Cuncolim police found a mutilated body near a Konkan
Railway bridge in Quepem yesterday. The head of the body was crushed and
both legs and hands were fractured. It was identified as that of Rukmini
Dattu Naik (90) of Balli. (GT)

ANDHRA TOURIST COMMITS SUICIDE: A 41-year-old tourist from Andhra Pradesh,
identified as L Satyanarayan Chowdhary, reportedly committed suicide in a
Vasco hotel yesterday. Police suspect Chowdhary to have consumed some
poisonous substance. (H)

SCHEME FOR UNEMPLOYED: The Fatorda MLA and the chairman of Goa Handicrafts,
Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd, Mr Damodar
Naik, announced that the second phase of the Deendayal Swayam Rojgar Yojana
would soon be undertaken with certain modifications. (NT)

SELLING OF STUDY MATERIALS, UNIFORMS: The Education department has issued a
fresh circular directing the schools to stop selling text books, exercise
books, stationery material and school uniforms. The circular has been
issued following a representation made by the Goa Book Sellers Association
to the Chief Minister on Monday. (H)

BJP WORKERS GHERAO ENGINEER: BJP workers from Marcaim gheraoed executive
engineer Parkar yesterday for non-completion of the Durbhat-Agapur road.
The work has been stopped for over 25 days as a result of which people are
facing hardships. (GT)

FACE-LIFT FOR FATORDA LAKE: Fatorda lake, which presently stands neglected,
will get a new life with the State government having sanctioned an amount
of Rs.15 crore for a tourism-related project in the lake. (GT)

FOR DEFACING PROPERTY: The city police booked a case against a private
company for defacing public property at the old Income Tax office in
Cortim, Mala, and arrested its manager, for plastering advertisement
posters on the walls. (GT)

NO TOBACCO DAY: A special commemorating the "World No Tobacco Day 2003"
will be organised by the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication
India and Corporation of City of Panaji, at the Panaji Corporation Garden,
on May 31. Well-known Goan football players Bruno Coutinho would attend the
programme and endorse the World No Tobacco Day theme "Tobacco Free Film,
Tobacco Free Fashion, Action". (NT)

UGUEM BRIDGE: The new Uguem bridge, which has been constructed in a record
time of four months, as against the stipulated time of 6 months, will be
thrown open to vehicular traffic on the occasion of Goa statehood Day
tomorrow. (GT)

RAIN WATER HARVESTING: Goa may not have to face the water crisis next
summer, if water shed management and rainwater harvesting is given a
serious thought in the coming monsoon. The intellectuals strongly feel that
without people's participation, these projects simply would not work.
(Rupesh Samant in NT)

MATER DEI EXCELS: The Mater Dei Institute, Saligao, has secured cent per
cent results at the ICSE examination held in March 2003, with students
scoring well and securing distinctions in English. The institute has
achieved cent per cent results for the third year in succession. (NT)

POPE II RECEIVES RAUL, FILIPE NERI: The Holy Father Pope John Paul II on
Tuesday received Archbishop of Goa and Daman Raul Gonsalves, who was
accompanied by Aux Bishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, as part of their "ad limina"
visit to the Vatican City. (H)

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S P O R T S

ST SAVIO'S TRIUMPH: St Savio SC, Calangute, defeated hosts Adarsh Yuvak
Sangh, Saligao, 4-2 via tie-breaker to emerge champions in the finals of
Kingfisher Champions Rolling Trophy football tournament organised by Adarsh
Yuvak Singh at Saligao. (GT)

CYA MOBOR IN SEMIS: Hosts CYA Mobor marched into the semi-finals of the CYA
Cup football tournament when they defeated St Savio SC, Calangute 2-0 in
the quarter finals played at Cavelossim yesterday. (GT)

SANGOLDA DOWN FRIENDS XI: Sangolda Lightning Club were lucky to escape with
a 4-2 tie-breaker win over Friends XI, Vaddem, in the Calangute Panchayat
Cup soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
27 May: USA: BERNADETTE DE SOUZA, wife of Effimiano, mother of Jasmine
and Sean, daughter of late Assis/Annie Godinho, sister/sister-in-law of
Bento/Chantal (London), Marinho (USA)/Maria, Maria/Rene (London),
Rabbie/Sera (Zambia), sister-in-law of Mathew/Sandra (London) and
Lino/Antoinette (USA). (No condolences)
28 May: Cansaulim-Arossim/Britona: JOAO PEDRO MARTINS, husband of
Idinha, father of Cripsin/Susan (Dubai), John Anthony/late Ophelia,
Joseph/Flora, Celina/Seraphino, Filomena/Andrew, Annie/Johnny, Johny/Jenny.
28 May: Quitula & Santarxette, Aldona: ESCOLASTICA FILOMENA D'SOUZA,
relict of Pedro Joaquim, mother of Ubaldo/Lynette, late George,
Elvina/Philip, late Sales, Celia/Francis, late Remy and Edith/Pio.
28 May: Caranzalem: CATARINA PO FERNANDES, wife of late Pedrino, Mother
of Anthony/Eva, Carlos and Mariano.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.0 deg C (86.0 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C, Min Temp: 26.6 deg C; Humidity: 59% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright to cloudy skies in Goa today morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-29 04:57:54 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 29, 2003

SIX CONG MLAS WANT RANE TO BE REPLACED: Six of the 16 Congress MLAs
yesterday demanded that the Congress Legislative Party leader Pratapsingh
Rane be immediately replaced for being insensitive to party and other
matters and failing to defend party MLAs in various cases
It is learnt that
Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes, Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, Sand
Andre MLA Francis Silveira, Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes, Mormugao MLA
Karl Vaz and Quepem MLA Chandrakant Babu Kavlekar have formed a core group
within the CLP and would meet regularly to discuss various problems
affecting the people from their respective constituencies. (GT)

MEDICAL PANEL RULES OUT RAPE: The five-member expert medical team of Goa
Medical College doctors has ruled out any indications of rape presently on
the student of Fine Arts College, refraining from confirming whether the
victim was raped or not on 17th May 2003. (GT)

THEY DESTROYED MY DAUGHTER'S, FAMILY'S LIFE: RAPE VICTIM'S MUM: Ever since
her daughter was brutally raped within the premises of the Fine Arts
College on May 17, life has spiralled into an endless nightmare for the
victim's mother. She hasn't slept the last ten nights; has been frenziedly
shuttling between hospitals and police stations with a daughter who is
still hounded by hallucinations and nightmares; and has not the energy to
even call up her lawyer for an update on the case
"They have destroyed not
only my daughter's life, but my entire family's", she says angrily, of the
boys accused of the sexual abuse.
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=799&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

GANG-RAPE MORE SERIOUS THAN MURDER, SAYS PP: The prosecution today termed
the gang-rape alleged to have taken place at the Fine Arts college around
10 days ago as "more serious than murder", while the defense demolished the
very claim of rape. The prosecution, represented by Public Prosecutor J C
da Costa and the defense, represented by Advocate D Dhond on Wednesday
argued on the bail applications filed in the Additional Sessions Court by
Vishal Dhuri, (Taleigao), Roy Fernandes (Majorda), Norman Tagore Fernandes
(Margao) and Audumbar Dhabolkar (Vagator) all accused of having been
involved in the gang-rape of the 18 year old student. (H)

"NO ONE MUST FACE TRAUMA
": It isn't only her good looks that strike you.
More her innocence and naivete, which makes it easy to understand how she
could have so easily been taken advantage of. "She lives on a spiritual
level and loves to paint," says her mother. But her innocence has been so
horribly traumatised, that her mother and concerned friends fear the
18-year-old may never be the same again. "I wish they would feel that what
they did to me was wrong, and it should not happen to anyone else," says
the student from Goa Art College who was raped on the campus over a week
ago. (BY DEVIKA SEQUEIRA)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=797&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

CPI FOR REPORT FROM WOMEN'S COMMISSION: The Goa unit of Communist Party of
India has demanded that the Chief Minister should ask an independent report
from State Commission for Women on the alleged gang-rape. This request has
been made by the general secretary of CPI Mr Christopher Fonseca in an open
letter to the chief minister. He has said that the women's commission
should be directed to give its report especially as the members of the
present commission consist of an advocate, a doctor, two teachers cum
womens' rights' activists, a municipal counselor and a zilla parishad
member. No "sensitivity" seems to have been shown while dealing with this
issue, especially when the recently passed Childrens' Act calls for
confidentiality considering the age of both the "accused" and the
"victims", he has pointed out. (H)

NGO FRONT TO PROTEST: Bailancho Saad has formed a "joint action front to
protest crime against women" and would get into action on Goa Statehood
Day, May 30, at 10 am at Azad Maidan by protesting against the alleged gang
rape reported at Goa College of Art. Dr Seema Salgaonkar enlisted various
points why reservation should come into effect and how society would
benefit from contribution of women politicians
Patricia Pinto, Councilor,
Corporation of City of Panjim said women politicians are more sensitive to
issue concerning society. Sabina Martins of Bailancho Saad suggested that
committees be formed in colleges to protect college girls against
eveteasing and any sort of sexual assault should be more forthcoming in
helping girls counter any kind of physical and emotional assault. (H)

12-HOUR WATER SUPPLY TO MAPUSA LIKELY: Even as several pockets in the State
are parched, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, yesterday announced that
Mapusa may get 12 hours of water supply within days. The Chief Minister
spent the day in Mapusa where he first had a meeting with the city fathers
and then with the task force involved with the development of Mapusa. (H)

16 YEARS AFTER ATTAINING STATEHOOD: Sometime in the month of April, 1987,
we were having a small dinner party, at Panjim, at the residence of our
host Dr Vijay Thali, renowned stage artist and, the then General Secretary
of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee
During the course of a discussion at
the party, I said to Mrs Katkar and Mr Faleiro that during the budget
session (which was on at that time), I propose to raise the issue of
statehood, and that, as a preparatory step, a delegation of Congress
leaders in Goa have to meet former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It is only
if he gives green signal that I intend to go ahead with the matter and
raise the same during Zero Hour, I told Mr Faleiro and Mrs Katker.
(Shantaram Naik in Herald)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=796&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

MUTILATED BODY FOUND: Cuncolim police found a mutilated body near a Konkan
Railway bridge in Quepem yesterday. The head of the body was crushed and
both legs and hands were fractured. It was identified as that of Rukmini
Dattu Naik (90) of Balli. (GT)

ANDHRA TOURIST COMMITS SUICIDE: A 41-year-old tourist from Andhra Pradesh,
identified as L Satyanarayan Chowdhary, reportedly committed suicide in a
Vasco hotel yesterday. Police suspect Chowdhary to have consumed some
poisonous substance. (H)

SCHEME FOR UNEMPLOYED: The Fatorda MLA and the chairman of Goa Handicrafts,
Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd, Mr Damodar
Naik, announced that the second phase of the Deendayal Swayam Rojgar Yojana
would soon be undertaken with certain modifications. (NT)

SELLING OF STUDY MATERIALS, UNIFORMS: The Education department has issued a
fresh circular directing the schools to stop selling text books, exercise
books, stationery material and school uniforms. The circular has been
issued following a representation made by the Goa Book Sellers Association
to the Chief Minister on Monday. (H)

BJP WORKERS GHERAO ENGINEER: BJP workers from Marcaim gheraoed executive
engineer Parkar yesterday for non-completion of the Durbhat-Agapur road.
The work has been stopped for over 25 days as a result of which people are
facing hardships. (GT)

FACE-LIFT FOR FATORDA LAKE: Fatorda lake, which presently stands neglected,
will get a new life with the State government having sanctioned an amount
of Rs.15 crore for a tourism-related project in the lake. (GT)

FOR DEFACING PROPERTY: The city police booked a case against a private
company for defacing public property at the old Income Tax office in
Cortim, Mala, and arrested its manager, for plastering advertisement
posters on the walls. (GT)

NO TOBACCO DAY: A special commemorating the "World No Tobacco Day 2003"
will be organised by the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication
India and Corporation of City of Panaji, at the Panaji Corporation Garden,
on May 31. Well-known Goan football players Bruno Coutinho would attend the
programme and endorse the World No Tobacco Day theme "Tobacco Free Film,
Tobacco Free Fashion, Action". (NT)

UGUEM BRIDGE: The new Uguem bridge, which has been constructed in a record
time of four months, as against the stipulated time of 6 months, will be
thrown open to vehicular traffic on the occasion of Goa statehood Day
tomorrow. (GT)

RAIN WATER HARVESTING: Goa may not have to face the water crisis next
summer, if water shed management and rainwater harvesting is given a
serious thought in the coming monsoon. The intellectuals strongly feel that
without people's participation, these projects simply would not work.
(Rupesh Samant in NT)

MATER DEI EXCELS: The Mater Dei Institute, Saligao, has secured cent per
cent results at the ICSE examination held in March 2003, with students
scoring well and securing distinctions in English. The institute has
achieved cent per cent results for the third year in succession. (NT)

POPE II RECEIVES RAUL, FILIPE NERI: The Holy Father Pope John Paul II on
Tuesday received Archbishop of Goa and Daman Raul Gonsalves, who was
accompanied by Aux Bishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, as part of their "ad limina"
visit to the Vatican City. (H)

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as subjectline.

S P O R T S

ST SAVIO'S TRIUMPH: St Savio SC, Calangute, defeated hosts Adarsh Yuvak
Sangh, Saligao, 4-2 via tie-breaker to emerge champions in the finals of
Kingfisher Champions Rolling Trophy football tournament organised by Adarsh
Yuvak Singh at Saligao. (GT)

CYA MOBOR IN SEMIS: Hosts CYA Mobor marched into the semi-finals of the CYA
Cup football tournament when they defeated St Savio SC, Calangute 2-0 in
the quarter finals played at Cavelossim yesterday. (GT)

SANGOLDA DOWN FRIENDS XI: Sangolda Lightning Club were lucky to escape with
a 4-2 tie-breaker win over Friends XI, Vaddem, in the Calangute Panchayat
Cup soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
27 May: USA: BERNADETTE DE SOUZA, wife of Effimiano, mother of Jasmine
and Sean, daughter of late Assis/Annie Godinho, sister/sister-in-law of
Bento/Chantal (London), Marinho (USA)/Maria, Maria/Rene (London),
Rabbie/Sera (Zambia), sister-in-law of Mathew/Sandra (London) and
Lino/Antoinette (USA). (No condolences)
28 May: Cansaulim-Arossim/Britona: JOAO PEDRO MARTINS, husband of
Idinha, father of Cripsin/Susan (Dubai), John Anthony/late Ophelia,
Joseph/Flora, Celina/Seraphino, Filomena/Andrew, Annie/Johnny, Johny/Jenny.
28 May: Quitula & Santarxette, Aldona: ESCOLASTICA FILOMENA D'SOUZA,
relict of Pedro Joaquim, mother of Ubaldo/Lynette, late George,
Elvina/Philip, late Sales, Celia/Francis, late Remy and Edith/Pio.
28 May: Caranzalem: CATARINA PO FERNANDES, wife of late Pedrino, Mother
of Anthony/Eva, Carlos and Mariano.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.0 deg C (86.0 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C, Min Temp: 26.6 deg C; Humidity: 59% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright to cloudy skies in Goa today morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-29 04:57:54 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 29, 2003

SIX CONG MLAS WANT RANE TO BE REPLACED: Six of the 16 Congress MLAs
yesterday demanded that the Congress Legislative Party leader Pratapsingh
Rane be immediately replaced for being insensitive to party and other
matters and failing to defend party MLAs in various cases
It is learnt that
Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes, Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, Sand
Andre MLA Francis Silveira, Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes, Mormugao MLA
Karl Vaz and Quepem MLA Chandrakant Babu Kavlekar have formed a core group
within the CLP and would meet regularly to discuss various problems
affecting the people from their respective constituencies. (GT)

MEDICAL PANEL RULES OUT RAPE: The five-member expert medical team of Goa
Medical College doctors has ruled out any indications of rape presently on
the student of Fine Arts College, refraining from confirming whether the
victim was raped or not on 17th May 2003. (GT)

THEY DESTROYED MY DAUGHTER'S, FAMILY'S LIFE: RAPE VICTIM'S MUM: Ever since
her daughter was brutally raped within the premises of the Fine Arts
College on May 17, life has spiralled into an endless nightmare for the
victim's mother. She hasn't slept the last ten nights; has been frenziedly
shuttling between hospitals and police stations with a daughter who is
still hounded by hallucinations and nightmares; and has not the energy to
even call up her lawyer for an update on the case
"They have destroyed not
only my daughter's life, but my entire family's", she says angrily, of the
boys accused of the sexual abuse.
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=799&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

GANG-RAPE MORE SERIOUS THAN MURDER, SAYS PP: The prosecution today termed
the gang-rape alleged to have taken place at the Fine Arts college around
10 days ago as "more serious than murder", while the defense demolished the
very claim of rape. The prosecution, represented by Public Prosecutor J C
da Costa and the defense, represented by Advocate D Dhond on Wednesday
argued on the bail applications filed in the Additional Sessions Court by
Vishal Dhuri, (Taleigao), Roy Fernandes (Majorda), Norman Tagore Fernandes
(Margao) and Audumbar Dhabolkar (Vagator) all accused of having been
involved in the gang-rape of the 18 year old student. (H)

"NO ONE MUST FACE TRAUMA
": It isn't only her good looks that strike you.
More her innocence and naivete, which makes it easy to understand how she
could have so easily been taken advantage of. "She lives on a spiritual
level and loves to paint," says her mother. But her innocence has been so
horribly traumatised, that her mother and concerned friends fear the
18-year-old may never be the same again. "I wish they would feel that what
they did to me was wrong, and it should not happen to anyone else," says
the student from Goa Art College who was raped on the campus over a week
ago. (BY DEVIKA SEQUEIRA)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=797&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

CPI FOR REPORT FROM WOMEN'S COMMISSION: The Goa unit of Communist Party of
India has demanded that the Chief Minister should ask an independent report
from State Commission for Women on the alleged gang-rape. This request has
been made by the general secretary of CPI Mr Christopher Fonseca in an open
letter to the chief minister. He has said that the women's commission
should be directed to give its report especially as the members of the
present commission consist of an advocate, a doctor, two teachers cum
womens' rights' activists, a municipal counselor and a zilla parishad
member. No "sensitivity" seems to have been shown while dealing with this
issue, especially when the recently passed Childrens' Act calls for
confidentiality considering the age of both the "accused" and the
"victims", he has pointed out. (H)

NGO FRONT TO PROTEST: Bailancho Saad has formed a "joint action front to
protest crime against women" and would get into action on Goa Statehood
Day, May 30, at 10 am at Azad Maidan by protesting against the alleged gang
rape reported at Goa College of Art. Dr Seema Salgaonkar enlisted various
points why reservation should come into effect and how society would
benefit from contribution of women politicians
Patricia Pinto, Councilor,
Corporation of City of Panjim said women politicians are more sensitive to
issue concerning society. Sabina Martins of Bailancho Saad suggested that
committees be formed in colleges to protect college girls against
eveteasing and any sort of sexual assault should be more forthcoming in
helping girls counter any kind of physical and emotional assault. (H)

12-HOUR WATER SUPPLY TO MAPUSA LIKELY: Even as several pockets in the State
are parched, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, yesterday announced that
Mapusa may get 12 hours of water supply within days. The Chief Minister
spent the day in Mapusa where he first had a meeting with the city fathers
and then with the task force involved with the development of Mapusa. (H)

16 YEARS AFTER ATTAINING STATEHOOD: Sometime in the month of April, 1987,
we were having a small dinner party, at Panjim, at the residence of our
host Dr Vijay Thali, renowned stage artist and, the then General Secretary
of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee
During the course of a discussion at
the party, I said to Mrs Katkar and Mr Faleiro that during the budget
session (which was on at that time), I propose to raise the issue of
statehood, and that, as a preparatory step, a delegation of Congress
leaders in Goa have to meet former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It is only
if he gives green signal that I intend to go ahead with the matter and
raise the same during Zero Hour, I told Mr Faleiro and Mrs Katker.
(Shantaram Naik in Herald)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=796&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

MUTILATED BODY FOUND: Cuncolim police found a mutilated body near a Konkan
Railway bridge in Quepem yesterday. The head of the body was crushed and
both legs and hands were fractured. It was identified as that of Rukmini
Dattu Naik (90) of Balli. (GT)

ANDHRA TOURIST COMMITS SUICIDE: A 41-year-old tourist from Andhra Pradesh,
identified as L Satyanarayan Chowdhary, reportedly committed suicide in a
Vasco hotel yesterday. Police suspect Chowdhary to have consumed some
poisonous substance. (H)

SCHEME FOR UNEMPLOYED: The Fatorda MLA and the chairman of Goa Handicrafts,
Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd, Mr Damodar
Naik, announced that the second phase of the Deendayal Swayam Rojgar Yojana
would soon be undertaken with certain modifications. (NT)

SELLING OF STUDY MATERIALS, UNIFORMS: The Education department has issued a
fresh circular directing the schools to stop selling text books, exercise
books, stationery material and school uniforms. The circular has been
issued following a representation made by the Goa Book Sellers Association
to the Chief Minister on Monday. (H)

BJP WORKERS GHERAO ENGINEER: BJP workers from Marcaim gheraoed executive
engineer Parkar yesterday for non-completion of the Durbhat-Agapur road.
The work has been stopped for over 25 days as a result of which people are
facing hardships. (GT)

FACE-LIFT FOR FATORDA LAKE: Fatorda lake, which presently stands neglected,
will get a new life with the State government having sanctioned an amount
of Rs.15 crore for a tourism-related project in the lake. (GT)

FOR DEFACING PROPERTY: The city police booked a case against a private
company for defacing public property at the old Income Tax office in
Cortim, Mala, and arrested its manager, for plastering advertisement
posters on the walls. (GT)

NO TOBACCO DAY: A special commemorating the "World No Tobacco Day 2003"
will be organised by the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication
India and Corporation of City of Panaji, at the Panaji Corporation Garden,
on May 31. Well-known Goan football players Bruno Coutinho would attend the
programme and endorse the World No Tobacco Day theme "Tobacco Free Film,
Tobacco Free Fashion, Action". (NT)

UGUEM BRIDGE: The new Uguem bridge, which has been constructed in a record
time of four months, as against the stipulated time of 6 months, will be
thrown open to vehicular traffic on the occasion of Goa statehood Day
tomorrow. (GT)

RAIN WATER HARVESTING: Goa may not have to face the water crisis next
summer, if water shed management and rainwater harvesting is given a
serious thought in the coming monsoon. The intellectuals strongly feel that
without people's participation, these projects simply would not work.
(Rupesh Samant in NT)

MATER DEI EXCELS: The Mater Dei Institute, Saligao, has secured cent per
cent results at the ICSE examination held in March 2003, with students
scoring well and securing distinctions in English. The institute has
achieved cent per cent results for the third year in succession. (NT)

POPE II RECEIVES RAUL, FILIPE NERI: The Holy Father Pope John Paul II on
Tuesday received Archbishop of Goa and Daman Raul Gonsalves, who was
accompanied by Aux Bishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, as part of their "ad limina"
visit to the Vatican City. (H)

A SUITABLE MATCH? Searching for a suitable match? Your matrimonial listings
can reach 4000+ readers from the Goan diaspora without charge. Send in
your 100-word ad to fred at bytesforall.orglatest by May 30 for inclusion in
the next round of Goanet's Cybermatrimonials. Use 'Cybermatrimonials'
as subjectline.

S P O R T S

ST SAVIO'S TRIUMPH: St Savio SC, Calangute, defeated hosts Adarsh Yuvak
Sangh, Saligao, 4-2 via tie-breaker to emerge champions in the finals of
Kingfisher Champions Rolling Trophy football tournament organised by Adarsh
Yuvak Singh at Saligao. (GT)

CYA MOBOR IN SEMIS: Hosts CYA Mobor marched into the semi-finals of the CYA
Cup football tournament when they defeated St Savio SC, Calangute 2-0 in
the quarter finals played at Cavelossim yesterday. (GT)

SANGOLDA DOWN FRIENDS XI: Sangolda Lightning Club were lucky to escape with
a 4-2 tie-breaker win over Friends XI, Vaddem, in the Calangute Panchayat
Cup soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
27 May: USA: BERNADETTE DE SOUZA, wife of Effimiano, mother of Jasmine
and Sean, daughter of late Assis/Annie Godinho, sister/sister-in-law of
Bento/Chantal (London), Marinho (USA)/Maria, Maria/Rene (London),
Rabbie/Sera (Zambia), sister-in-law of Mathew/Sandra (London) and
Lino/Antoinette (USA). (No condolences)
28 May: Cansaulim-Arossim/Britona: JOAO PEDRO MARTINS, husband of
Idinha, father of Cripsin/Susan (Dubai), John Anthony/late Ophelia,
Joseph/Flora, Celina/Seraphino, Filomena/Andrew, Annie/Johnny, Johny/Jenny.
28 May: Quitula & Santarxette, Aldona: ESCOLASTICA FILOMENA D'SOUZA,
relict of Pedro Joaquim, mother of Ubaldo/Lynette, late George,
Elvina/Philip, late Sales, Celia/Francis, late Remy and Edith/Pio.
28 May: Caranzalem: CATARINA PO FERNANDES, wife of late Pedrino, Mother
of Anthony/Eva, Carlos and Mariano.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.0 deg C (86.0 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C, Min Temp: 26.6 deg C; Humidity: 59% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright to cloudy skies in Goa today morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-29 04:57:54 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 29, 2003

SIX CONG MLAS WANT RANE TO BE REPLACED: Six of the 16 Congress MLAs
yesterday demanded that the Congress Legislative Party leader Pratapsingh
Rane be immediately replaced for being insensitive to party and other
matters and failing to defend party MLAs in various cases
It is learnt that
Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes, Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, Sand
Andre MLA Francis Silveira, Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes, Mormugao MLA
Karl Vaz and Quepem MLA Chandrakant Babu Kavlekar have formed a core group
within the CLP and would meet regularly to discuss various problems
affecting the people from their respective constituencies. (GT)

MEDICAL PANEL RULES OUT RAPE: The five-member expert medical team of Goa
Medical College doctors has ruled out any indications of rape presently on
the student of Fine Arts College, refraining from confirming whether the
victim was raped or not on 17th May 2003. (GT)

THEY DESTROYED MY DAUGHTER'S, FAMILY'S LIFE: RAPE VICTIM'S MUM: Ever since
her daughter was brutally raped within the premises of the Fine Arts
College on May 17, life has spiralled into an endless nightmare for the
victim's mother. She hasn't slept the last ten nights; has been frenziedly
shuttling between hospitals and police stations with a daughter who is
still hounded by hallucinations and nightmares; and has not the energy to
even call up her lawyer for an update on the case
"They have destroyed not
only my daughter's life, but my entire family's", she says angrily, of the
boys accused of the sexual abuse.
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=799&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

GANG-RAPE MORE SERIOUS THAN MURDER, SAYS PP: The prosecution today termed
the gang-rape alleged to have taken place at the Fine Arts college around
10 days ago as "more serious than murder", while the defense demolished the
very claim of rape. The prosecution, represented by Public Prosecutor J C
da Costa and the defense, represented by Advocate D Dhond on Wednesday
argued on the bail applications filed in the Additional Sessions Court by
Vishal Dhuri, (Taleigao), Roy Fernandes (Majorda), Norman Tagore Fernandes
(Margao) and Audumbar Dhabolkar (Vagator) all accused of having been
involved in the gang-rape of the 18 year old student. (H)

"NO ONE MUST FACE TRAUMA
": It isn't only her good looks that strike you.
More her innocence and naivete, which makes it easy to understand how she
could have so easily been taken advantage of. "She lives on a spiritual
level and loves to paint," says her mother. But her innocence has been so
horribly traumatised, that her mother and concerned friends fear the
18-year-old may never be the same again. "I wish they would feel that what
they did to me was wrong, and it should not happen to anyone else," says
the student from Goa Art College who was raped on the campus over a week
ago. (BY DEVIKA SEQUEIRA)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=797&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

CPI FOR REPORT FROM WOMEN'S COMMISSION: The Goa unit of Communist Party of
India has demanded that the Chief Minister should ask an independent report
from State Commission for Women on the alleged gang-rape. This request has
been made by the general secretary of CPI Mr Christopher Fonseca in an open
letter to the chief minister. He has said that the women's commission
should be directed to give its report especially as the members of the
present commission consist of an advocate, a doctor, two teachers cum
womens' rights' activists, a municipal counselor and a zilla parishad
member. No "sensitivity" seems to have been shown while dealing with this
issue, especially when the recently passed Childrens' Act calls for
confidentiality considering the age of both the "accused" and the
"victims", he has pointed out. (H)

NGO FRONT TO PROTEST: Bailancho Saad has formed a "joint action front to
protest crime against women" and would get into action on Goa Statehood
Day, May 30, at 10 am at Azad Maidan by protesting against the alleged gang
rape reported at Goa College of Art. Dr Seema Salgaonkar enlisted various
points why reservation should come into effect and how society would
benefit from contribution of women politicians
Patricia Pinto, Councilor,
Corporation of City of Panjim said women politicians are more sensitive to
issue concerning society. Sabina Martins of Bailancho Saad suggested that
committees be formed in colleges to protect college girls against
eveteasing and any sort of sexual assault should be more forthcoming in
helping girls counter any kind of physical and emotional assault. (H)

12-HOUR WATER SUPPLY TO MAPUSA LIKELY: Even as several pockets in the State
are parched, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, yesterday announced that
Mapusa may get 12 hours of water supply within days. The Chief Minister
spent the day in Mapusa where he first had a meeting with the city fathers
and then with the task force involved with the development of Mapusa. (H)

16 YEARS AFTER ATTAINING STATEHOOD: Sometime in the month of April, 1987,
we were having a small dinner party, at Panjim, at the residence of our
host Dr Vijay Thali, renowned stage artist and, the then General Secretary
of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee
During the course of a discussion at
the party, I said to Mrs Katkar and Mr Faleiro that during the budget
session (which was on at that time), I propose to raise the issue of
statehood, and that, as a preparatory step, a delegation of Congress
leaders in Goa have to meet former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It is only
if he gives green signal that I intend to go ahead with the matter and
raise the same during Zero Hour, I told Mr Faleiro and Mrs Katker.
(Shantaram Naik in Herald)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=796&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

MUTILATED BODY FOUND: Cuncolim police found a mutilated body near a Konkan
Railway bridge in Quepem yesterday. The head of the body was crushed and
both legs and hands were fractured. It was identified as that of Rukmini
Dattu Naik (90) of Balli. (GT)

ANDHRA TOURIST COMMITS SUICIDE: A 41-year-old tourist from Andhra Pradesh,
identified as L Satyanarayan Chowdhary, reportedly committed suicide in a
Vasco hotel yesterday. Police suspect Chowdhary to have consumed some
poisonous substance. (H)

SCHEME FOR UNEMPLOYED: The Fatorda MLA and the chairman of Goa Handicrafts,
Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd, Mr Damodar
Naik, announced that the second phase of the Deendayal Swayam Rojgar Yojana
would soon be undertaken with certain modifications. (NT)

SELLING OF STUDY MATERIALS, UNIFORMS: The Education department has issued a
fresh circular directing the schools to stop selling text books, exercise
books, stationery material and school uniforms. The circular has been
issued following a representation made by the Goa Book Sellers Association
to the Chief Minister on Monday. (H)

BJP WORKERS GHERAO ENGINEER: BJP workers from Marcaim gheraoed executive
engineer Parkar yesterday for non-completion of the Durbhat-Agapur road.
The work has been stopped for over 25 days as a result of which people are
facing hardships. (GT)

FACE-LIFT FOR FATORDA LAKE: Fatorda lake, which presently stands neglected,
will get a new life with the State government having sanctioned an amount
of Rs.15 crore for a tourism-related project in the lake. (GT)

FOR DEFACING PROPERTY: The city police booked a case against a private
company for defacing public property at the old Income Tax office in
Cortim, Mala, and arrested its manager, for plastering advertisement
posters on the walls. (GT)

NO TOBACCO DAY: A special commemorating the "World No Tobacco Day 2003"
will be organised by the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication
India and Corporation of City of Panaji, at the Panaji Corporation Garden,
on May 31. Well-known Goan football players Bruno Coutinho would attend the
programme and endorse the World No Tobacco Day theme "Tobacco Free Film,
Tobacco Free Fashion, Action". (NT)

UGUEM BRIDGE: The new Uguem bridge, which has been constructed in a record
time of four months, as against the stipulated time of 6 months, will be
thrown open to vehicular traffic on the occasion of Goa statehood Day
tomorrow. (GT)

RAIN WATER HARVESTING: Goa may not have to face the water crisis next
summer, if water shed management and rainwater harvesting is given a
serious thought in the coming monsoon. The intellectuals strongly feel that
without people's participation, these projects simply would not work.
(Rupesh Samant in NT)

MATER DEI EXCELS: The Mater Dei Institute, Saligao, has secured cent per
cent results at the ICSE examination held in March 2003, with students
scoring well and securing distinctions in English. The institute has
achieved cent per cent results for the third year in succession. (NT)

POPE II RECEIVES RAUL, FILIPE NERI: The Holy Father Pope John Paul II on
Tuesday received Archbishop of Goa and Daman Raul Gonsalves, who was
accompanied by Aux Bishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, as part of their "ad limina"
visit to the Vatican City. (H)

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as subjectline.

S P O R T S

ST SAVIO'S TRIUMPH: St Savio SC, Calangute, defeated hosts Adarsh Yuvak
Sangh, Saligao, 4-2 via tie-breaker to emerge champions in the finals of
Kingfisher Champions Rolling Trophy football tournament organised by Adarsh
Yuvak Singh at Saligao. (GT)

CYA MOBOR IN SEMIS: Hosts CYA Mobor marched into the semi-finals of the CYA
Cup football tournament when they defeated St Savio SC, Calangute 2-0 in
the quarter finals played at Cavelossim yesterday. (GT)

SANGOLDA DOWN FRIENDS XI: Sangolda Lightning Club were lucky to escape with
a 4-2 tie-breaker win over Friends XI, Vaddem, in the Calangute Panchayat
Cup soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
27 May: USA: BERNADETTE DE SOUZA, wife of Effimiano, mother of Jasmine
and Sean, daughter of late Assis/Annie Godinho, sister/sister-in-law of
Bento/Chantal (London), Marinho (USA)/Maria, Maria/Rene (London),
Rabbie/Sera (Zambia), sister-in-law of Mathew/Sandra (London) and
Lino/Antoinette (USA). (No condolences)
28 May: Cansaulim-Arossim/Britona: JOAO PEDRO MARTINS, husband of
Idinha, father of Cripsin/Susan (Dubai), John Anthony/late Ophelia,
Joseph/Flora, Celina/Seraphino, Filomena/Andrew, Annie/Johnny, Johny/Jenny.
28 May: Quitula & Santarxette, Aldona: ESCOLASTICA FILOMENA D'SOUZA,
relict of Pedro Joaquim, mother of Ubaldo/Lynette, late George,
Elvina/Philip, late Sales, Celia/Francis, late Remy and Edith/Pio.
28 May: Caranzalem: CATARINA PO FERNANDES, wife of late Pedrino, Mother
of Anthony/Eva, Carlos and Mariano.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.0 deg C (86.0 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C, Min Temp: 26.6 deg C; Humidity: 59% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright to cloudy skies in Goa today morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-29 04:57:54 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 29, 2003

SIX CONG MLAS WANT RANE TO BE REPLACED: Six of the 16 Congress MLAs
yesterday demanded that the Congress Legislative Party leader Pratapsingh
Rane be immediately replaced for being insensitive to party and other
matters and failing to defend party MLAs in various cases
It is learnt that
Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes, Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, Sand
Andre MLA Francis Silveira, Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes, Mormugao MLA
Karl Vaz and Quepem MLA Chandrakant Babu Kavlekar have formed a core group
within the CLP and would meet regularly to discuss various problems
affecting the people from their respective constituencies. (GT)

MEDICAL PANEL RULES OUT RAPE: The five-member expert medical team of Goa
Medical College doctors has ruled out any indications of rape presently on
the student of Fine Arts College, refraining from confirming whether the
victim was raped or not on 17th May 2003. (GT)

THEY DESTROYED MY DAUGHTER'S, FAMILY'S LIFE: RAPE VICTIM'S MUM: Ever since
her daughter was brutally raped within the premises of the Fine Arts
College on May 17, life has spiralled into an endless nightmare for the
victim's mother. She hasn't slept the last ten nights; has been frenziedly
shuttling between hospitals and police stations with a daughter who is
still hounded by hallucinations and nightmares; and has not the energy to
even call up her lawyer for an update on the case
"They have destroyed not
only my daughter's life, but my entire family's", she says angrily, of the
boys accused of the sexual abuse.
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=799&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

GANG-RAPE MORE SERIOUS THAN MURDER, SAYS PP: The prosecution today termed
the gang-rape alleged to have taken place at the Fine Arts college around
10 days ago as "more serious than murder", while the defense demolished the
very claim of rape. The prosecution, represented by Public Prosecutor J C
da Costa and the defense, represented by Advocate D Dhond on Wednesday
argued on the bail applications filed in the Additional Sessions Court by
Vishal Dhuri, (Taleigao), Roy Fernandes (Majorda), Norman Tagore Fernandes
(Margao) and Audumbar Dhabolkar (Vagator) all accused of having been
involved in the gang-rape of the 18 year old student. (H)

"NO ONE MUST FACE TRAUMA
": It isn't only her good looks that strike you.
More her innocence and naivete, which makes it easy to understand how she
could have so easily been taken advantage of. "She lives on a spiritual
level and loves to paint," says her mother. But her innocence has been so
horribly traumatised, that her mother and concerned friends fear the
18-year-old may never be the same again. "I wish they would feel that what
they did to me was wrong, and it should not happen to anyone else," says
the student from Goa Art College who was raped on the campus over a week
ago. (BY DEVIKA SEQUEIRA)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=797&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

CPI FOR REPORT FROM WOMEN'S COMMISSION: The Goa unit of Communist Party of
India has demanded that the Chief Minister should ask an independent report
from State Commission for Women on the alleged gang-rape. This request has
been made by the general secretary of CPI Mr Christopher Fonseca in an open
letter to the chief minister. He has said that the women's commission
should be directed to give its report especially as the members of the
present commission consist of an advocate, a doctor, two teachers cum
womens' rights' activists, a municipal counselor and a zilla parishad
member. No "sensitivity" seems to have been shown while dealing with this
issue, especially when the recently passed Childrens' Act calls for
confidentiality considering the age of both the "accused" and the
"victims", he has pointed out. (H)

NGO FRONT TO PROTEST: Bailancho Saad has formed a "joint action front to
protest crime against women" and would get into action on Goa Statehood
Day, May 30, at 10 am at Azad Maidan by protesting against the alleged gang
rape reported at Goa College of Art. Dr Seema Salgaonkar enlisted various
points why reservation should come into effect and how society would
benefit from contribution of women politicians
Patricia Pinto, Councilor,
Corporation of City of Panjim said women politicians are more sensitive to
issue concerning society. Sabina Martins of Bailancho Saad suggested that
committees be formed in colleges to protect college girls against
eveteasing and any sort of sexual assault should be more forthcoming in
helping girls counter any kind of physical and emotional assault. (H)

12-HOUR WATER SUPPLY TO MAPUSA LIKELY: Even as several pockets in the State
are parched, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, yesterday announced that
Mapusa may get 12 hours of water supply within days. The Chief Minister
spent the day in Mapusa where he first had a meeting with the city fathers
and then with the task force involved with the development of Mapusa. (H)

16 YEARS AFTER ATTAINING STATEHOOD: Sometime in the month of April, 1987,
we were having a small dinner party, at Panjim, at the residence of our
host Dr Vijay Thali, renowned stage artist and, the then General Secretary
of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee
During the course of a discussion at
the party, I said to Mrs Katkar and Mr Faleiro that during the budget
session (which was on at that time), I propose to raise the issue of
statehood, and that, as a preparatory step, a delegation of Congress
leaders in Goa have to meet former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It is only
if he gives green signal that I intend to go ahead with the matter and
raise the same during Zero Hour, I told Mr Faleiro and Mrs Katker.
(Shantaram Naik in Herald)
(http://oherald.com/newherald/newsGN.asp?qId=796&qSec=GN&qNType=R)

MUTILATED BODY FOUND: Cuncolim police found a mutilated body near a Konkan
Railway bridge in Quepem yesterday. The head of the body was crushed and
both legs and hands were fractured. It was identified as that of Rukmini
Dattu Naik (90) of Balli. (GT)

ANDHRA TOURIST COMMITS SUICIDE: A 41-year-old tourist from Andhra Pradesh,
identified as L Satyanarayan Chowdhary, reportedly committed suicide in a
Vasco hotel yesterday. Police suspect Chowdhary to have consumed some
poisonous substance. (H)

SCHEME FOR UNEMPLOYED: The Fatorda MLA and the chairman of Goa Handicrafts,
Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd, Mr Damodar
Naik, announced that the second phase of the Deendayal Swayam Rojgar Yojana
would soon be undertaken with certain modifications. (NT)

SELLING OF STUDY MATERIALS, UNIFORMS: The Education department has issued a
fresh circular directing the schools to stop selling text books, exercise
books, stationery material and school uniforms. The circular has been
issued following a representation made by the Goa Book Sellers Association
to the Chief Minister on Monday. (H)

BJP WORKERS GHERAO ENGINEER: BJP workers from Marcaim gheraoed executive
engineer Parkar yesterday for non-completion of the Durbhat-Agapur road.
The work has been stopped for over 25 days as a result of which people are
facing hardships. (GT)

FACE-LIFT FOR FATORDA LAKE: Fatorda lake, which presently stands neglected,
will get a new life with the State government having sanctioned an amount
of Rs.15 crore for a tourism-related project in the lake. (GT)

FOR DEFACING PROPERTY: The city police booked a case against a private
company for defacing public property at the old Income Tax office in
Cortim, Mala, and arrested its manager, for plastering advertisement
posters on the walls. (GT)

NO TOBACCO DAY: A special commemorating the "World No Tobacco Day 2003"
will be organised by the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication
India and Corporation of City of Panaji, at the Panaji Corporation Garden,
on May 31. Well-known Goan football players Bruno Coutinho would attend the
programme and endorse the World No Tobacco Day theme "Tobacco Free Film,
Tobacco Free Fashion, Action". (NT)

UGUEM BRIDGE: The new Uguem bridge, which has been constructed in a record
time of four months, as against the stipulated time of 6 months, will be
thrown open to vehicular traffic on the occasion of Goa statehood Day
tomorrow. (GT)

RAIN WATER HARVESTING: Goa may not have to face the water crisis next
summer, if water shed management and rainwater harvesting is given a
serious thought in the coming monsoon. The intellectuals strongly feel that
without people's participation, these projects simply would not work.
(Rupesh Samant in NT)

MATER DEI EXCELS: The Mater Dei Institute, Saligao, has secured cent per
cent results at the ICSE examination held in March 2003, with students
scoring well and securing distinctions in English. The institute has
achieved cent per cent results for the third year in succession. (NT)

POPE II RECEIVES RAUL, FILIPE NERI: The Holy Father Pope John Paul II on
Tuesday received Archbishop of Goa and Daman Raul Gonsalves, who was
accompanied by Aux Bishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, as part of their "ad limina"
visit to the Vatican City. (H)

A SUITABLE MATCH? Searching for a suitable match? Your matrimonial listings
can reach 4000+ readers from the Goan diaspora without charge. Send in
your 100-word ad to fred at bytesforall.orglatest by May 30 for inclusion in
the next round of Goanet's Cybermatrimonials. Use 'Cybermatrimonials'
as subjectline.

S P O R T S

ST SAVIO'S TRIUMPH: St Savio SC, Calangute, defeated hosts Adarsh Yuvak
Sangh, Saligao, 4-2 via tie-breaker to emerge champions in the finals of
Kingfisher Champions Rolling Trophy football tournament organised by Adarsh
Yuvak Singh at Saligao. (GT)

CYA MOBOR IN SEMIS: Hosts CYA Mobor marched into the semi-finals of the CYA
Cup football tournament when they defeated St Savio SC, Calangute 2-0 in
the quarter finals played at Cavelossim yesterday. (GT)

SANGOLDA DOWN FRIENDS XI: Sangolda Lightning Club were lucky to escape with
a 4-2 tie-breaker win over Friends XI, Vaddem, in the Calangute Panchayat
Cup soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
27 May: USA: BERNADETTE DE SOUZA, wife of Effimiano, mother of Jasmine
and Sean, daughter of late Assis/Annie Godinho, sister/sister-in-law of
Bento/Chantal (London), Marinho (USA)/Maria, Maria/Rene (London),
Rabbie/Sera (Zambia), sister-in-law of Mathew/Sandra (London) and
Lino/Antoinette (USA). (No condolences)
28 May: Cansaulim-Arossim/Britona: JOAO PEDRO MARTINS, husband of
Idinha, father of Cripsin/Susan (Dubai), John Anthony/late Ophelia,
Joseph/Flora, Celina/Seraphino, Filomena/Andrew, Annie/Johnny, Johny/Jenny.
28 May: Quitula & Santarxette, Aldona: ESCOLASTICA FILOMENA D'SOUZA,
relict of Pedro Joaquim, mother of Ubaldo/Lynette, late George,
Elvina/Philip, late Sales, Celia/Francis, late Remy and Edith/Pio.
28 May: Caranzalem: CATARINA PO FERNANDES, wife of late Pedrino, Mother
of Anthony/Eva, Carlos and Mariano.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.0 deg C (86.0 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C, Min Temp: 26.6 deg C; Humidity: 59% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright to cloudy skies in Goa today morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow

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