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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
19 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Porjek sot asa tem sang ani des sugur." (Let the
people know the truth and the country is safe.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

TOURIST DROWNS AT BAGA: A 22-year-old Bengali tourist, identified as
Arvindan Mukherjee, drowned at the Baga beach on July 18. While on a visit
to the state along with his family, the victim entered the sea for a quick
dip when strong currents prevalent in the rough sea dragged him in. (GT)

SCHOOLS WITHOUT PROPER FACILITIES: Chief Minister has said that the
government will soon close down schools that fail to provide necessary
infrastructure and facilities to students. (Jyoti Dhond in GT)

CHILDREN'S COURT: The Directorate of Women and Child Development has
proposed to the government that Goa`s first children`s court - exclusively
to hear child-related cases - be set up at Shrama Shakti Bhavan, Patto,
Panjim, tentatively within a week. (H)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: A 16-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging
from a ceiling fan at her residence in Varca on Sunday (July 18) morning
while her mother and her sister were attending the Sunday mass service.
(GT)

TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July 18,
over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of Poor
Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish priest Fr
Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)

RENAL FAILURE CASES IN CANACONA: In an effort to get to the root of the
mounting cases of renal failure reported in Canacona taluka the
Directorate of Health Services organised eight medical camps and examined
798 patients from the affected locality. Until June 2004, 84 confirmed and
49 suspected cases of renal failure had been identified by the GMC team
which visited this taluka. (H)

FUND FOR CHILDREN: The Goa government has established a Children`s Fund
where Central and State grants will be pooled to achieve the objectives
laid down in the Children`s Act such as setting up children`s homes and
disbursing compensation to child victims. (H)

RECKLESS DRIVING, OVERSPEEDING: The Motorcycle Action Group has demanded
that the police and transport department authorities immediately take
serious action against reckless driving and overspeeding in order to lower
the alarming accident rate and in turn the fatal deaths on Goan roads. MAG
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues stated that the periodic attempts to rake up
the helmet issue has nothing to do with road safety but is a ploy at the
instance of some police and transport department officials for monetary
gains in connivance with the helmet manufacturers' lobby. (H)

JOURNALISM IN INDIA: Loksatta chief editor Kumar Ketkar on Sunday lamented
that the journalism in the country is horrible and the media has become an
image-building machine for politicians. He was speaking at the inaugural
session on `Political reporting and editorial writing` workshop organised
by the Goa Union of Journalists at Hotel Mandovi. (GT)

LACK OF INTEREST IN KONKANI: Why do Konkani people lag behind to talk,
read and to learn Konkani? This query was raised by the Goan Review Art
Foundation, a forum of Goan artists and writers in Mumbai, in a one-day
seminar on July 11 at Drill Hall of Victoria Church in Mahim. JB Moraes,
one of the main speakers said, "It is indeed very important to learn out
mother tongue. Our mother tongue is like our roots. Other languages are
like leaves of trees. We need other languages as a tree needs for its show
and usability. But we cannot deny our roots." Fausto V D`Costa said, "Our
people think they are scholars in Konkani and hence they do not think they
too need to learn Konkani. Learning to write Konkani should be the basic
step of every Konkani person." (H)

GOLD STOLEN: Some unknown persons allegedly burgled a flat belonging to Ms
Sujata Devesh Pai located at Minaxi Building, opposite EDC. The culprits
decamped with cash amounting to Rs.2,300 and gold ornaments worth
Rs.52,700. (NT)

SIOLIM STUDENTS IN TREE PLANTATION PROGRAMME: As a run up for their annual
Plants and Flowers Festival to be held in August, the Green Heritage Eco
Club along with the NCC wing of S.F.X. High School, Siolim, organized a
"Tree plantation programme" on 17 July 04'. Around 200 students hailing
from Siolim and the neighbouring villages like Chapora, Morjim, Assagao,
Parsem, etc along with their teachers Diogo Pinto (director of the Eco
Club), Willybroad Fernandes (director of NCC), Devendra Desai (PT) and
Jerome Filipe, planted fruit bearing and other trees at the Siolim Church
compound and around stadium, and on the Assagao hill. Diogo Pinto said,
"The programme has been undertaken, to promote green culture and concern
for the environment, to conserve natural resources and also to teach the
students to respect plants and treat them like human beings". ("priyanka
fernandes" <kimss4 at rediffmail.com>)

INSIDER'S GUIDE TO TAXI DRIVER'S SURVIVAL: Fares apart, taxi drivers have
discovered an alternative source of income that allowed them to indirectly
squeeze money out of even the most miserly foreign tourist. A taxi driver
said, "There are eight big Kashmiri handicraft shops in North Goa. During
the season they offer us Rs.200 every time we take a foreigner to them on
Wednesdays and Fridays, whether the guest buys anything or not...Sometimes
we offer foreign backpackers a free North Goa tour on the condition that
they visit all these shops. Most of them agree because they are getting a
free ride." (GT)

COAST GUARD VESSEL: The keel of Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel to be
built by the Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard was laid by
Vice Admiral Suresh Mehta, AVSM, Director General of Coast Guard in Vasco
on July 17. (GT)

"ARABIAN NIGHTS": Bombay High Court judge, Justice RMS Kandeparkar,
released a travelogue in Konkani "Arabian Nights" authored by Datta Naik,
on July 18. Konkani writer Pundalik Naik said that the author has shown
that he is well read, well travelled and how he has maintained good
relations with the people he has met. (GT)

SIOLIM-MARNA PANCHAYAT: Agitated over the absence of six panchayat members
during the Siolim-Marna gram sabha meeting held on July 18, the villagers
unanimously passed a resolution expressing `no confidence` against the
elected body and requested the Director of Panchayats to dissolve the
village Panchayat. (GT)

THE WILDGOA NEWSLETTER: Here's the 3rd newsletter of this year. This time
I have started a new section called WildGoa Q&A, where you may ask your
questions & get your answers. We have more than 15 items in the Wild News
section. The most disturbing news is regarding the plans for
'denotification' of 2 Wildlife Sanctuaries here in Goa by our Chief
Minister. In 2002, I was lucky to participate as a volunteer in a Wild
animal census in one of the sanctuaries, and I was horrified to see for
myself, the destruction within, open pit mines, blasting and mining
rejects all over the sanctuary, and of course, a lot of flora cut and
fauna killed by the miners. Here as WildGoans, as a 300+ strong community
of Flora & Fauna lovers, we must stand up and let our Chief Minister know
that we do care for Goa's sanctuaries, and want to let them be as they
are. Following Greenpeace's ways, let's all write protest letters and post
it, fax it and mail it so that he gets the message. (Clinton..
klintvaz at gmx.net)

POLICY ON PLACE NAMES: Any nation retains what is economically,
technologically, culturally and socially beneficial to it after the end of
a colonial rule. The best example is Mumbai's grand railway terminus
originally named after Queen Victoria and now changed to Chhatrapati
Shivaji terminus. The UNESCO has recently listed it as a world heritage
monument. There was no vandalism as a reaction to this decision although
the architecture of the terminus is a colonial heritage. Considering the
unique position of Goa as a melting pot of cultural influences, we need to
adopt a selective approach on case by case basis in changing any place
names. (Nandkumat Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

S P O R T S

KISHAN WINS: Kishan Pednekar defeated Osbert Pereira 12-15, 15-12. 15-11,
to win the U-19 boys singles title, at the all-Goa Major Ranking Badminton
tournament, organised by the Goa Badminton Association, at Indoor Stadium,
Campal. (H)

D E A T H S
18 July: Dona Paula/Anjuna/Perth/Bombay: Son of late Mark/Josephine,
husband of Marie, brother of Irene/late Leo Britto (Perth);
brother-in-law of Mathew/Fina Simoes, late Anna/late Tom Finch,
John/Carmen Simoes, Laval/Carmen Fernandes.
18 July: Merces: VINCENT LOURENCO FERNANDES: (Piano Tuner), husband of
Vincentina, father of Olav/Deanna, Nelson/Neeta, Daisy/Mick.
18 July: Varca: AGNES D'COSTA (Student of Carmel College): daughter of
George Antonio/Ivy, sister of Alisha.
18 July: Aldona: MARIA JUSTINA NORONHA: (Ex-teacher of St Thomas Girls
High School), wife of Anthony, mother of Alissa and Anselm.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.6 degC; Min temp; 24.6 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 960.0 mm
Weather: There were a few scattered, light rain showers yesterday. The
sky is cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Lory D'souza
2004-07-19 11:31:03 UTC
Permalink
Our Lady of Poor Mothers Church>>> interesting...

Never heard before....

Lawrie
Baga/Kuwait


TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July
18, over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of
Poor Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish
priest Fr Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)
joel3
2004-07-19 10:42:39 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
19 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Porjek sot asa tem sang ani des sugur." (Let the
people know the truth and the country is safe.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

TOURIST DROWNS AT BAGA: A 22-year-old Bengali tourist, identified as
Arvindan Mukherjee, drowned at the Baga beach on July 18. While on a visit
to the state along with his family, the victim entered the sea for a quick
dip when strong currents prevalent in the rough sea dragged him in. (GT)

SCHOOLS WITHOUT PROPER FACILITIES: Chief Minister has said that the
government will soon close down schools that fail to provide necessary
infrastructure and facilities to students. (Jyoti Dhond in GT)

CHILDREN'S COURT: The Directorate of Women and Child Development has
proposed to the government that Goa`s first children`s court - exclusively
to hear child-related cases - be set up at Shrama Shakti Bhavan, Patto,
Panjim, tentatively within a week. (H)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: A 16-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging
from a ceiling fan at her residence in Varca on Sunday (July 18) morning
while her mother and her sister were attending the Sunday mass service.
(GT)

TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July 18,
over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of Poor
Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish priest Fr
Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)

RENAL FAILURE CASES IN CANACONA: In an effort to get to the root of the
mounting cases of renal failure reported in Canacona taluka the
Directorate of Health Services organised eight medical camps and examined
798 patients from the affected locality. Until June 2004, 84 confirmed and
49 suspected cases of renal failure had been identified by the GMC team
which visited this taluka. (H)

FUND FOR CHILDREN: The Goa government has established a Children`s Fund
where Central and State grants will be pooled to achieve the objectives
laid down in the Children`s Act such as setting up children`s homes and
disbursing compensation to child victims. (H)

RECKLESS DRIVING, OVERSPEEDING: The Motorcycle Action Group has demanded
that the police and transport department authorities immediately take
serious action against reckless driving and overspeeding in order to lower
the alarming accident rate and in turn the fatal deaths on Goan roads. MAG
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues stated that the periodic attempts to rake up
the helmet issue has nothing to do with road safety but is a ploy at the
instance of some police and transport department officials for monetary
gains in connivance with the helmet manufacturers' lobby. (H)

JOURNALISM IN INDIA: Loksatta chief editor Kumar Ketkar on Sunday lamented
that the journalism in the country is horrible and the media has become an
image-building machine for politicians. He was speaking at the inaugural
session on `Political reporting and editorial writing` workshop organised
by the Goa Union of Journalists at Hotel Mandovi. (GT)

LACK OF INTEREST IN KONKANI: Why do Konkani people lag behind to talk,
read and to learn Konkani? This query was raised by the Goan Review Art
Foundation, a forum of Goan artists and writers in Mumbai, in a one-day
seminar on July 11 at Drill Hall of Victoria Church in Mahim. JB Moraes,
one of the main speakers said, "It is indeed very important to learn out
mother tongue. Our mother tongue is like our roots. Other languages are
like leaves of trees. We need other languages as a tree needs for its show
and usability. But we cannot deny our roots." Fausto V D`Costa said, "Our
people think they are scholars in Konkani and hence they do not think they
too need to learn Konkani. Learning to write Konkani should be the basic
step of every Konkani person." (H)

GOLD STOLEN: Some unknown persons allegedly burgled a flat belonging to Ms
Sujata Devesh Pai located at Minaxi Building, opposite EDC. The culprits
decamped with cash amounting to Rs.2,300 and gold ornaments worth
Rs.52,700. (NT)

SIOLIM STUDENTS IN TREE PLANTATION PROGRAMME: As a run up for their annual
Plants and Flowers Festival to be held in August, the Green Heritage Eco
Club along with the NCC wing of S.F.X. High School, Siolim, organized a
"Tree plantation programme" on 17 July 04'. Around 200 students hailing
from Siolim and the neighbouring villages like Chapora, Morjim, Assagao,
Parsem, etc along with their teachers Diogo Pinto (director of the Eco
Club), Willybroad Fernandes (director of NCC), Devendra Desai (PT) and
Jerome Filipe, planted fruit bearing and other trees at the Siolim Church
compound and around stadium, and on the Assagao hill. Diogo Pinto said,
"The programme has been undertaken, to promote green culture and concern
for the environment, to conserve natural resources and also to teach the
students to respect plants and treat them like human beings". ("priyanka
fernandes" <kimss4 at rediffmail.com>)

INSIDER'S GUIDE TO TAXI DRIVER'S SURVIVAL: Fares apart, taxi drivers have
discovered an alternative source of income that allowed them to indirectly
squeeze money out of even the most miserly foreign tourist. A taxi driver
said, "There are eight big Kashmiri handicraft shops in North Goa. During
the season they offer us Rs.200 every time we take a foreigner to them on
Wednesdays and Fridays, whether the guest buys anything or not...Sometimes
we offer foreign backpackers a free North Goa tour on the condition that
they visit all these shops. Most of them agree because they are getting a
free ride." (GT)

COAST GUARD VESSEL: The keel of Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel to be
built by the Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard was laid by
Vice Admiral Suresh Mehta, AVSM, Director General of Coast Guard in Vasco
on July 17. (GT)

"ARABIAN NIGHTS": Bombay High Court judge, Justice RMS Kandeparkar,
released a travelogue in Konkani "Arabian Nights" authored by Datta Naik,
on July 18. Konkani writer Pundalik Naik said that the author has shown
that he is well read, well travelled and how he has maintained good
relations with the people he has met. (GT)

SIOLIM-MARNA PANCHAYAT: Agitated over the absence of six panchayat members
during the Siolim-Marna gram sabha meeting held on July 18, the villagers
unanimously passed a resolution expressing `no confidence` against the
elected body and requested the Director of Panchayats to dissolve the
village Panchayat. (GT)

THE WILDGOA NEWSLETTER: Here's the 3rd newsletter of this year. This time
I have started a new section called WildGoa Q&A, where you may ask your
questions & get your answers. We have more than 15 items in the Wild News
section. The most disturbing news is regarding the plans for
'denotification' of 2 Wildlife Sanctuaries here in Goa by our Chief
Minister. In 2002, I was lucky to participate as a volunteer in a Wild
animal census in one of the sanctuaries, and I was horrified to see for
myself, the destruction within, open pit mines, blasting and mining
rejects all over the sanctuary, and of course, a lot of flora cut and
fauna killed by the miners. Here as WildGoans, as a 300+ strong community
of Flora & Fauna lovers, we must stand up and let our Chief Minister know
that we do care for Goa's sanctuaries, and want to let them be as they
are. Following Greenpeace's ways, let's all write protest letters and post
it, fax it and mail it so that he gets the message. (Clinton..
klintvaz at gmx.net)

POLICY ON PLACE NAMES: Any nation retains what is economically,
technologically, culturally and socially beneficial to it after the end of
a colonial rule. The best example is Mumbai's grand railway terminus
originally named after Queen Victoria and now changed to Chhatrapati
Shivaji terminus. The UNESCO has recently listed it as a world heritage
monument. There was no vandalism as a reaction to this decision although
the architecture of the terminus is a colonial heritage. Considering the
unique position of Goa as a melting pot of cultural influences, we need to
adopt a selective approach on case by case basis in changing any place
names. (Nandkumat Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

S P O R T S

KISHAN WINS: Kishan Pednekar defeated Osbert Pereira 12-15, 15-12. 15-11,
to win the U-19 boys singles title, at the all-Goa Major Ranking Badminton
tournament, organised by the Goa Badminton Association, at Indoor Stadium,
Campal. (H)

D E A T H S
18 July: Dona Paula/Anjuna/Perth/Bombay: Son of late Mark/Josephine,
husband of Marie, brother of Irene/late Leo Britto (Perth);
brother-in-law of Mathew/Fina Simoes, late Anna/late Tom Finch,
John/Carmen Simoes, Laval/Carmen Fernandes.
18 July: Merces: VINCENT LOURENCO FERNANDES: (Piano Tuner), husband of
Vincentina, father of Olav/Deanna, Nelson/Neeta, Daisy/Mick.
18 July: Varca: AGNES D'COSTA (Student of Carmel College): daughter of
George Antonio/Ivy, sister of Alisha.
18 July: Aldona: MARIA JUSTINA NORONHA: (Ex-teacher of St Thomas Girls
High School), wife of Anthony, mother of Alissa and Anselm.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.6 degC; Min temp; 24.6 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 960.0 mm
Weather: There were a few scattered, light rain showers yesterday. The
sky is cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Lory D'souza
2004-07-19 11:31:03 UTC
Permalink
Our Lady of Poor Mothers Church>>> interesting...

Never heard before....

Lawrie
Baga/Kuwait


TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July
18, over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of
Poor Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish
priest Fr Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)
joel3
2004-07-19 10:42:39 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
19 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Porjek sot asa tem sang ani des sugur." (Let the
people know the truth and the country is safe.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

TOURIST DROWNS AT BAGA: A 22-year-old Bengali tourist, identified as
Arvindan Mukherjee, drowned at the Baga beach on July 18. While on a visit
to the state along with his family, the victim entered the sea for a quick
dip when strong currents prevalent in the rough sea dragged him in. (GT)

SCHOOLS WITHOUT PROPER FACILITIES: Chief Minister has said that the
government will soon close down schools that fail to provide necessary
infrastructure and facilities to students. (Jyoti Dhond in GT)

CHILDREN'S COURT: The Directorate of Women and Child Development has
proposed to the government that Goa`s first children`s court - exclusively
to hear child-related cases - be set up at Shrama Shakti Bhavan, Patto,
Panjim, tentatively within a week. (H)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: A 16-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging
from a ceiling fan at her residence in Varca on Sunday (July 18) morning
while her mother and her sister were attending the Sunday mass service.
(GT)

TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July 18,
over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of Poor
Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish priest Fr
Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)

RENAL FAILURE CASES IN CANACONA: In an effort to get to the root of the
mounting cases of renal failure reported in Canacona taluka the
Directorate of Health Services organised eight medical camps and examined
798 patients from the affected locality. Until June 2004, 84 confirmed and
49 suspected cases of renal failure had been identified by the GMC team
which visited this taluka. (H)

FUND FOR CHILDREN: The Goa government has established a Children`s Fund
where Central and State grants will be pooled to achieve the objectives
laid down in the Children`s Act such as setting up children`s homes and
disbursing compensation to child victims. (H)

RECKLESS DRIVING, OVERSPEEDING: The Motorcycle Action Group has demanded
that the police and transport department authorities immediately take
serious action against reckless driving and overspeeding in order to lower
the alarming accident rate and in turn the fatal deaths on Goan roads. MAG
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues stated that the periodic attempts to rake up
the helmet issue has nothing to do with road safety but is a ploy at the
instance of some police and transport department officials for monetary
gains in connivance with the helmet manufacturers' lobby. (H)

JOURNALISM IN INDIA: Loksatta chief editor Kumar Ketkar on Sunday lamented
that the journalism in the country is horrible and the media has become an
image-building machine for politicians. He was speaking at the inaugural
session on `Political reporting and editorial writing` workshop organised
by the Goa Union of Journalists at Hotel Mandovi. (GT)

LACK OF INTEREST IN KONKANI: Why do Konkani people lag behind to talk,
read and to learn Konkani? This query was raised by the Goan Review Art
Foundation, a forum of Goan artists and writers in Mumbai, in a one-day
seminar on July 11 at Drill Hall of Victoria Church in Mahim. JB Moraes,
one of the main speakers said, "It is indeed very important to learn out
mother tongue. Our mother tongue is like our roots. Other languages are
like leaves of trees. We need other languages as a tree needs for its show
and usability. But we cannot deny our roots." Fausto V D`Costa said, "Our
people think they are scholars in Konkani and hence they do not think they
too need to learn Konkani. Learning to write Konkani should be the basic
step of every Konkani person." (H)

GOLD STOLEN: Some unknown persons allegedly burgled a flat belonging to Ms
Sujata Devesh Pai located at Minaxi Building, opposite EDC. The culprits
decamped with cash amounting to Rs.2,300 and gold ornaments worth
Rs.52,700. (NT)

SIOLIM STUDENTS IN TREE PLANTATION PROGRAMME: As a run up for their annual
Plants and Flowers Festival to be held in August, the Green Heritage Eco
Club along with the NCC wing of S.F.X. High School, Siolim, organized a
"Tree plantation programme" on 17 July 04'. Around 200 students hailing
from Siolim and the neighbouring villages like Chapora, Morjim, Assagao,
Parsem, etc along with their teachers Diogo Pinto (director of the Eco
Club), Willybroad Fernandes (director of NCC), Devendra Desai (PT) and
Jerome Filipe, planted fruit bearing and other trees at the Siolim Church
compound and around stadium, and on the Assagao hill. Diogo Pinto said,
"The programme has been undertaken, to promote green culture and concern
for the environment, to conserve natural resources and also to teach the
students to respect plants and treat them like human beings". ("priyanka
fernandes" <kimss4 at rediffmail.com>)

INSIDER'S GUIDE TO TAXI DRIVER'S SURVIVAL: Fares apart, taxi drivers have
discovered an alternative source of income that allowed them to indirectly
squeeze money out of even the most miserly foreign tourist. A taxi driver
said, "There are eight big Kashmiri handicraft shops in North Goa. During
the season they offer us Rs.200 every time we take a foreigner to them on
Wednesdays and Fridays, whether the guest buys anything or not...Sometimes
we offer foreign backpackers a free North Goa tour on the condition that
they visit all these shops. Most of them agree because they are getting a
free ride." (GT)

COAST GUARD VESSEL: The keel of Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel to be
built by the Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard was laid by
Vice Admiral Suresh Mehta, AVSM, Director General of Coast Guard in Vasco
on July 17. (GT)

"ARABIAN NIGHTS": Bombay High Court judge, Justice RMS Kandeparkar,
released a travelogue in Konkani "Arabian Nights" authored by Datta Naik,
on July 18. Konkani writer Pundalik Naik said that the author has shown
that he is well read, well travelled and how he has maintained good
relations with the people he has met. (GT)

SIOLIM-MARNA PANCHAYAT: Agitated over the absence of six panchayat members
during the Siolim-Marna gram sabha meeting held on July 18, the villagers
unanimously passed a resolution expressing `no confidence` against the
elected body and requested the Director of Panchayats to dissolve the
village Panchayat. (GT)

THE WILDGOA NEWSLETTER: Here's the 3rd newsletter of this year. This time
I have started a new section called WildGoa Q&A, where you may ask your
questions & get your answers. We have more than 15 items in the Wild News
section. The most disturbing news is regarding the plans for
'denotification' of 2 Wildlife Sanctuaries here in Goa by our Chief
Minister. In 2002, I was lucky to participate as a volunteer in a Wild
animal census in one of the sanctuaries, and I was horrified to see for
myself, the destruction within, open pit mines, blasting and mining
rejects all over the sanctuary, and of course, a lot of flora cut and
fauna killed by the miners. Here as WildGoans, as a 300+ strong community
of Flora & Fauna lovers, we must stand up and let our Chief Minister know
that we do care for Goa's sanctuaries, and want to let them be as they
are. Following Greenpeace's ways, let's all write protest letters and post
it, fax it and mail it so that he gets the message. (Clinton..
klintvaz at gmx.net)

POLICY ON PLACE NAMES: Any nation retains what is economically,
technologically, culturally and socially beneficial to it after the end of
a colonial rule. The best example is Mumbai's grand railway terminus
originally named after Queen Victoria and now changed to Chhatrapati
Shivaji terminus. The UNESCO has recently listed it as a world heritage
monument. There was no vandalism as a reaction to this decision although
the architecture of the terminus is a colonial heritage. Considering the
unique position of Goa as a melting pot of cultural influences, we need to
adopt a selective approach on case by case basis in changing any place
names. (Nandkumat Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

S P O R T S

KISHAN WINS: Kishan Pednekar defeated Osbert Pereira 12-15, 15-12. 15-11,
to win the U-19 boys singles title, at the all-Goa Major Ranking Badminton
tournament, organised by the Goa Badminton Association, at Indoor Stadium,
Campal. (H)

D E A T H S
18 July: Dona Paula/Anjuna/Perth/Bombay: Son of late Mark/Josephine,
husband of Marie, brother of Irene/late Leo Britto (Perth);
brother-in-law of Mathew/Fina Simoes, late Anna/late Tom Finch,
John/Carmen Simoes, Laval/Carmen Fernandes.
18 July: Merces: VINCENT LOURENCO FERNANDES: (Piano Tuner), husband of
Vincentina, father of Olav/Deanna, Nelson/Neeta, Daisy/Mick.
18 July: Varca: AGNES D'COSTA (Student of Carmel College): daughter of
George Antonio/Ivy, sister of Alisha.
18 July: Aldona: MARIA JUSTINA NORONHA: (Ex-teacher of St Thomas Girls
High School), wife of Anthony, mother of Alissa and Anselm.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.6 degC; Min temp; 24.6 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 960.0 mm
Weather: There were a few scattered, light rain showers yesterday. The
sky is cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Lory D'souza
2004-07-19 11:31:03 UTC
Permalink
Our Lady of Poor Mothers Church>>> interesting...

Never heard before....

Lawrie
Baga/Kuwait


TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July
18, over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of
Poor Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish
priest Fr Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)
joel3
2004-07-19 10:42:39 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
19 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Porjek sot asa tem sang ani des sugur." (Let the
people know the truth and the country is safe.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

TOURIST DROWNS AT BAGA: A 22-year-old Bengali tourist, identified as
Arvindan Mukherjee, drowned at the Baga beach on July 18. While on a visit
to the state along with his family, the victim entered the sea for a quick
dip when strong currents prevalent in the rough sea dragged him in. (GT)

SCHOOLS WITHOUT PROPER FACILITIES: Chief Minister has said that the
government will soon close down schools that fail to provide necessary
infrastructure and facilities to students. (Jyoti Dhond in GT)

CHILDREN'S COURT: The Directorate of Women and Child Development has
proposed to the government that Goa`s first children`s court - exclusively
to hear child-related cases - be set up at Shrama Shakti Bhavan, Patto,
Panjim, tentatively within a week. (H)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: A 16-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging
from a ceiling fan at her residence in Varca on Sunday (July 18) morning
while her mother and her sister were attending the Sunday mass service.
(GT)

TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July 18,
over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of Poor
Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish priest Fr
Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)

RENAL FAILURE CASES IN CANACONA: In an effort to get to the root of the
mounting cases of renal failure reported in Canacona taluka the
Directorate of Health Services organised eight medical camps and examined
798 patients from the affected locality. Until June 2004, 84 confirmed and
49 suspected cases of renal failure had been identified by the GMC team
which visited this taluka. (H)

FUND FOR CHILDREN: The Goa government has established a Children`s Fund
where Central and State grants will be pooled to achieve the objectives
laid down in the Children`s Act such as setting up children`s homes and
disbursing compensation to child victims. (H)

RECKLESS DRIVING, OVERSPEEDING: The Motorcycle Action Group has demanded
that the police and transport department authorities immediately take
serious action against reckless driving and overspeeding in order to lower
the alarming accident rate and in turn the fatal deaths on Goan roads. MAG
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues stated that the periodic attempts to rake up
the helmet issue has nothing to do with road safety but is a ploy at the
instance of some police and transport department officials for monetary
gains in connivance with the helmet manufacturers' lobby. (H)

JOURNALISM IN INDIA: Loksatta chief editor Kumar Ketkar on Sunday lamented
that the journalism in the country is horrible and the media has become an
image-building machine for politicians. He was speaking at the inaugural
session on `Political reporting and editorial writing` workshop organised
by the Goa Union of Journalists at Hotel Mandovi. (GT)

LACK OF INTEREST IN KONKANI: Why do Konkani people lag behind to talk,
read and to learn Konkani? This query was raised by the Goan Review Art
Foundation, a forum of Goan artists and writers in Mumbai, in a one-day
seminar on July 11 at Drill Hall of Victoria Church in Mahim. JB Moraes,
one of the main speakers said, "It is indeed very important to learn out
mother tongue. Our mother tongue is like our roots. Other languages are
like leaves of trees. We need other languages as a tree needs for its show
and usability. But we cannot deny our roots." Fausto V D`Costa said, "Our
people think they are scholars in Konkani and hence they do not think they
too need to learn Konkani. Learning to write Konkani should be the basic
step of every Konkani person." (H)

GOLD STOLEN: Some unknown persons allegedly burgled a flat belonging to Ms
Sujata Devesh Pai located at Minaxi Building, opposite EDC. The culprits
decamped with cash amounting to Rs.2,300 and gold ornaments worth
Rs.52,700. (NT)

SIOLIM STUDENTS IN TREE PLANTATION PROGRAMME: As a run up for their annual
Plants and Flowers Festival to be held in August, the Green Heritage Eco
Club along with the NCC wing of S.F.X. High School, Siolim, organized a
"Tree plantation programme" on 17 July 04'. Around 200 students hailing
from Siolim and the neighbouring villages like Chapora, Morjim, Assagao,
Parsem, etc along with their teachers Diogo Pinto (director of the Eco
Club), Willybroad Fernandes (director of NCC), Devendra Desai (PT) and
Jerome Filipe, planted fruit bearing and other trees at the Siolim Church
compound and around stadium, and on the Assagao hill. Diogo Pinto said,
"The programme has been undertaken, to promote green culture and concern
for the environment, to conserve natural resources and also to teach the
students to respect plants and treat them like human beings". ("priyanka
fernandes" <kimss4 at rediffmail.com>)

INSIDER'S GUIDE TO TAXI DRIVER'S SURVIVAL: Fares apart, taxi drivers have
discovered an alternative source of income that allowed them to indirectly
squeeze money out of even the most miserly foreign tourist. A taxi driver
said, "There are eight big Kashmiri handicraft shops in North Goa. During
the season they offer us Rs.200 every time we take a foreigner to them on
Wednesdays and Fridays, whether the guest buys anything or not...Sometimes
we offer foreign backpackers a free North Goa tour on the condition that
they visit all these shops. Most of them agree because they are getting a
free ride." (GT)

COAST GUARD VESSEL: The keel of Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel to be
built by the Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard was laid by
Vice Admiral Suresh Mehta, AVSM, Director General of Coast Guard in Vasco
on July 17. (GT)

"ARABIAN NIGHTS": Bombay High Court judge, Justice RMS Kandeparkar,
released a travelogue in Konkani "Arabian Nights" authored by Datta Naik,
on July 18. Konkani writer Pundalik Naik said that the author has shown
that he is well read, well travelled and how he has maintained good
relations with the people he has met. (GT)

SIOLIM-MARNA PANCHAYAT: Agitated over the absence of six panchayat members
during the Siolim-Marna gram sabha meeting held on July 18, the villagers
unanimously passed a resolution expressing `no confidence` against the
elected body and requested the Director of Panchayats to dissolve the
village Panchayat. (GT)

THE WILDGOA NEWSLETTER: Here's the 3rd newsletter of this year. This time
I have started a new section called WildGoa Q&A, where you may ask your
questions & get your answers. We have more than 15 items in the Wild News
section. The most disturbing news is regarding the plans for
'denotification' of 2 Wildlife Sanctuaries here in Goa by our Chief
Minister. In 2002, I was lucky to participate as a volunteer in a Wild
animal census in one of the sanctuaries, and I was horrified to see for
myself, the destruction within, open pit mines, blasting and mining
rejects all over the sanctuary, and of course, a lot of flora cut and
fauna killed by the miners. Here as WildGoans, as a 300+ strong community
of Flora & Fauna lovers, we must stand up and let our Chief Minister know
that we do care for Goa's sanctuaries, and want to let them be as they
are. Following Greenpeace's ways, let's all write protest letters and post
it, fax it and mail it so that he gets the message. (Clinton..
klintvaz at gmx.net)

POLICY ON PLACE NAMES: Any nation retains what is economically,
technologically, culturally and socially beneficial to it after the end of
a colonial rule. The best example is Mumbai's grand railway terminus
originally named after Queen Victoria and now changed to Chhatrapati
Shivaji terminus. The UNESCO has recently listed it as a world heritage
monument. There was no vandalism as a reaction to this decision although
the architecture of the terminus is a colonial heritage. Considering the
unique position of Goa as a melting pot of cultural influences, we need to
adopt a selective approach on case by case basis in changing any place
names. (Nandkumat Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

S P O R T S

KISHAN WINS: Kishan Pednekar defeated Osbert Pereira 12-15, 15-12. 15-11,
to win the U-19 boys singles title, at the all-Goa Major Ranking Badminton
tournament, organised by the Goa Badminton Association, at Indoor Stadium,
Campal. (H)

D E A T H S
18 July: Dona Paula/Anjuna/Perth/Bombay: Son of late Mark/Josephine,
husband of Marie, brother of Irene/late Leo Britto (Perth);
brother-in-law of Mathew/Fina Simoes, late Anna/late Tom Finch,
John/Carmen Simoes, Laval/Carmen Fernandes.
18 July: Merces: VINCENT LOURENCO FERNANDES: (Piano Tuner), husband of
Vincentina, father of Olav/Deanna, Nelson/Neeta, Daisy/Mick.
18 July: Varca: AGNES D'COSTA (Student of Carmel College): daughter of
George Antonio/Ivy, sister of Alisha.
18 July: Aldona: MARIA JUSTINA NORONHA: (Ex-teacher of St Thomas Girls
High School), wife of Anthony, mother of Alissa and Anselm.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.6 degC; Min temp; 24.6 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 960.0 mm
Weather: There were a few scattered, light rain showers yesterday. The
sky is cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Lory D'souza
2004-07-19 11:31:03 UTC
Permalink
Our Lady of Poor Mothers Church>>> interesting...

Never heard before....

Lawrie
Baga/Kuwait


TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July
18, over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of
Poor Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish
priest Fr Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)
joel3
2004-07-19 10:42:39 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
19 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Porjek sot asa tem sang ani des sugur." (Let the
people know the truth and the country is safe.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

TOURIST DROWNS AT BAGA: A 22-year-old Bengali tourist, identified as
Arvindan Mukherjee, drowned at the Baga beach on July 18. While on a visit
to the state along with his family, the victim entered the sea for a quick
dip when strong currents prevalent in the rough sea dragged him in. (GT)

SCHOOLS WITHOUT PROPER FACILITIES: Chief Minister has said that the
government will soon close down schools that fail to provide necessary
infrastructure and facilities to students. (Jyoti Dhond in GT)

CHILDREN'S COURT: The Directorate of Women and Child Development has
proposed to the government that Goa`s first children`s court - exclusively
to hear child-related cases - be set up at Shrama Shakti Bhavan, Patto,
Panjim, tentatively within a week. (H)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: A 16-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging
from a ceiling fan at her residence in Varca on Sunday (July 18) morning
while her mother and her sister were attending the Sunday mass service.
(GT)

TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July 18,
over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of Poor
Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish priest Fr
Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)

RENAL FAILURE CASES IN CANACONA: In an effort to get to the root of the
mounting cases of renal failure reported in Canacona taluka the
Directorate of Health Services organised eight medical camps and examined
798 patients from the affected locality. Until June 2004, 84 confirmed and
49 suspected cases of renal failure had been identified by the GMC team
which visited this taluka. (H)

FUND FOR CHILDREN: The Goa government has established a Children`s Fund
where Central and State grants will be pooled to achieve the objectives
laid down in the Children`s Act such as setting up children`s homes and
disbursing compensation to child victims. (H)

RECKLESS DRIVING, OVERSPEEDING: The Motorcycle Action Group has demanded
that the police and transport department authorities immediately take
serious action against reckless driving and overspeeding in order to lower
the alarming accident rate and in turn the fatal deaths on Goan roads. MAG
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues stated that the periodic attempts to rake up
the helmet issue has nothing to do with road safety but is a ploy at the
instance of some police and transport department officials for monetary
gains in connivance with the helmet manufacturers' lobby. (H)

JOURNALISM IN INDIA: Loksatta chief editor Kumar Ketkar on Sunday lamented
that the journalism in the country is horrible and the media has become an
image-building machine for politicians. He was speaking at the inaugural
session on `Political reporting and editorial writing` workshop organised
by the Goa Union of Journalists at Hotel Mandovi. (GT)

LACK OF INTEREST IN KONKANI: Why do Konkani people lag behind to talk,
read and to learn Konkani? This query was raised by the Goan Review Art
Foundation, a forum of Goan artists and writers in Mumbai, in a one-day
seminar on July 11 at Drill Hall of Victoria Church in Mahim. JB Moraes,
one of the main speakers said, "It is indeed very important to learn out
mother tongue. Our mother tongue is like our roots. Other languages are
like leaves of trees. We need other languages as a tree needs for its show
and usability. But we cannot deny our roots." Fausto V D`Costa said, "Our
people think they are scholars in Konkani and hence they do not think they
too need to learn Konkani. Learning to write Konkani should be the basic
step of every Konkani person." (H)

GOLD STOLEN: Some unknown persons allegedly burgled a flat belonging to Ms
Sujata Devesh Pai located at Minaxi Building, opposite EDC. The culprits
decamped with cash amounting to Rs.2,300 and gold ornaments worth
Rs.52,700. (NT)

SIOLIM STUDENTS IN TREE PLANTATION PROGRAMME: As a run up for their annual
Plants and Flowers Festival to be held in August, the Green Heritage Eco
Club along with the NCC wing of S.F.X. High School, Siolim, organized a
"Tree plantation programme" on 17 July 04'. Around 200 students hailing
from Siolim and the neighbouring villages like Chapora, Morjim, Assagao,
Parsem, etc along with their teachers Diogo Pinto (director of the Eco
Club), Willybroad Fernandes (director of NCC), Devendra Desai (PT) and
Jerome Filipe, planted fruit bearing and other trees at the Siolim Church
compound and around stadium, and on the Assagao hill. Diogo Pinto said,
"The programme has been undertaken, to promote green culture and concern
for the environment, to conserve natural resources and also to teach the
students to respect plants and treat them like human beings". ("priyanka
fernandes" <kimss4 at rediffmail.com>)

INSIDER'S GUIDE TO TAXI DRIVER'S SURVIVAL: Fares apart, taxi drivers have
discovered an alternative source of income that allowed them to indirectly
squeeze money out of even the most miserly foreign tourist. A taxi driver
said, "There are eight big Kashmiri handicraft shops in North Goa. During
the season they offer us Rs.200 every time we take a foreigner to them on
Wednesdays and Fridays, whether the guest buys anything or not...Sometimes
we offer foreign backpackers a free North Goa tour on the condition that
they visit all these shops. Most of them agree because they are getting a
free ride." (GT)

COAST GUARD VESSEL: The keel of Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel to be
built by the Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard was laid by
Vice Admiral Suresh Mehta, AVSM, Director General of Coast Guard in Vasco
on July 17. (GT)

"ARABIAN NIGHTS": Bombay High Court judge, Justice RMS Kandeparkar,
released a travelogue in Konkani "Arabian Nights" authored by Datta Naik,
on July 18. Konkani writer Pundalik Naik said that the author has shown
that he is well read, well travelled and how he has maintained good
relations with the people he has met. (GT)

SIOLIM-MARNA PANCHAYAT: Agitated over the absence of six panchayat members
during the Siolim-Marna gram sabha meeting held on July 18, the villagers
unanimously passed a resolution expressing `no confidence` against the
elected body and requested the Director of Panchayats to dissolve the
village Panchayat. (GT)

THE WILDGOA NEWSLETTER: Here's the 3rd newsletter of this year. This time
I have started a new section called WildGoa Q&A, where you may ask your
questions & get your answers. We have more than 15 items in the Wild News
section. The most disturbing news is regarding the plans for
'denotification' of 2 Wildlife Sanctuaries here in Goa by our Chief
Minister. In 2002, I was lucky to participate as a volunteer in a Wild
animal census in one of the sanctuaries, and I was horrified to see for
myself, the destruction within, open pit mines, blasting and mining
rejects all over the sanctuary, and of course, a lot of flora cut and
fauna killed by the miners. Here as WildGoans, as a 300+ strong community
of Flora & Fauna lovers, we must stand up and let our Chief Minister know
that we do care for Goa's sanctuaries, and want to let them be as they
are. Following Greenpeace's ways, let's all write protest letters and post
it, fax it and mail it so that he gets the message. (Clinton..
klintvaz at gmx.net)

POLICY ON PLACE NAMES: Any nation retains what is economically,
technologically, culturally and socially beneficial to it after the end of
a colonial rule. The best example is Mumbai's grand railway terminus
originally named after Queen Victoria and now changed to Chhatrapati
Shivaji terminus. The UNESCO has recently listed it as a world heritage
monument. There was no vandalism as a reaction to this decision although
the architecture of the terminus is a colonial heritage. Considering the
unique position of Goa as a melting pot of cultural influences, we need to
adopt a selective approach on case by case basis in changing any place
names. (Nandkumat Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

S P O R T S

KISHAN WINS: Kishan Pednekar defeated Osbert Pereira 12-15, 15-12. 15-11,
to win the U-19 boys singles title, at the all-Goa Major Ranking Badminton
tournament, organised by the Goa Badminton Association, at Indoor Stadium,
Campal. (H)

D E A T H S
18 July: Dona Paula/Anjuna/Perth/Bombay: Son of late Mark/Josephine,
husband of Marie, brother of Irene/late Leo Britto (Perth);
brother-in-law of Mathew/Fina Simoes, late Anna/late Tom Finch,
John/Carmen Simoes, Laval/Carmen Fernandes.
18 July: Merces: VINCENT LOURENCO FERNANDES: (Piano Tuner), husband of
Vincentina, father of Olav/Deanna, Nelson/Neeta, Daisy/Mick.
18 July: Varca: AGNES D'COSTA (Student of Carmel College): daughter of
George Antonio/Ivy, sister of Alisha.
18 July: Aldona: MARIA JUSTINA NORONHA: (Ex-teacher of St Thomas Girls
High School), wife of Anthony, mother of Alissa and Anselm.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.6 degC; Min temp; 24.6 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 960.0 mm
Weather: There were a few scattered, light rain showers yesterday. The
sky is cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Lory D'souza
2004-07-19 11:31:03 UTC
Permalink
Our Lady of Poor Mothers Church>>> interesting...

Never heard before....

Lawrie
Baga/Kuwait


TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July
18, over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of
Poor Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish
priest Fr Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)
joel3
2004-07-19 10:42:39 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
19 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Porjek sot asa tem sang ani des sugur." (Let the
people know the truth and the country is safe.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

TOURIST DROWNS AT BAGA: A 22-year-old Bengali tourist, identified as
Arvindan Mukherjee, drowned at the Baga beach on July 18. While on a visit
to the state along with his family, the victim entered the sea for a quick
dip when strong currents prevalent in the rough sea dragged him in. (GT)

SCHOOLS WITHOUT PROPER FACILITIES: Chief Minister has said that the
government will soon close down schools that fail to provide necessary
infrastructure and facilities to students. (Jyoti Dhond in GT)

CHILDREN'S COURT: The Directorate of Women and Child Development has
proposed to the government that Goa`s first children`s court - exclusively
to hear child-related cases - be set up at Shrama Shakti Bhavan, Patto,
Panjim, tentatively within a week. (H)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: A 16-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging
from a ceiling fan at her residence in Varca on Sunday (July 18) morning
while her mother and her sister were attending the Sunday mass service.
(GT)

TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July 18,
over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of Poor
Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish priest Fr
Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)

RENAL FAILURE CASES IN CANACONA: In an effort to get to the root of the
mounting cases of renal failure reported in Canacona taluka the
Directorate of Health Services organised eight medical camps and examined
798 patients from the affected locality. Until June 2004, 84 confirmed and
49 suspected cases of renal failure had been identified by the GMC team
which visited this taluka. (H)

FUND FOR CHILDREN: The Goa government has established a Children`s Fund
where Central and State grants will be pooled to achieve the objectives
laid down in the Children`s Act such as setting up children`s homes and
disbursing compensation to child victims. (H)

RECKLESS DRIVING, OVERSPEEDING: The Motorcycle Action Group has demanded
that the police and transport department authorities immediately take
serious action against reckless driving and overspeeding in order to lower
the alarming accident rate and in turn the fatal deaths on Goan roads. MAG
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues stated that the periodic attempts to rake up
the helmet issue has nothing to do with road safety but is a ploy at the
instance of some police and transport department officials for monetary
gains in connivance with the helmet manufacturers' lobby. (H)

JOURNALISM IN INDIA: Loksatta chief editor Kumar Ketkar on Sunday lamented
that the journalism in the country is horrible and the media has become an
image-building machine for politicians. He was speaking at the inaugural
session on `Political reporting and editorial writing` workshop organised
by the Goa Union of Journalists at Hotel Mandovi. (GT)

LACK OF INTEREST IN KONKANI: Why do Konkani people lag behind to talk,
read and to learn Konkani? This query was raised by the Goan Review Art
Foundation, a forum of Goan artists and writers in Mumbai, in a one-day
seminar on July 11 at Drill Hall of Victoria Church in Mahim. JB Moraes,
one of the main speakers said, "It is indeed very important to learn out
mother tongue. Our mother tongue is like our roots. Other languages are
like leaves of trees. We need other languages as a tree needs for its show
and usability. But we cannot deny our roots." Fausto V D`Costa said, "Our
people think they are scholars in Konkani and hence they do not think they
too need to learn Konkani. Learning to write Konkani should be the basic
step of every Konkani person." (H)

GOLD STOLEN: Some unknown persons allegedly burgled a flat belonging to Ms
Sujata Devesh Pai located at Minaxi Building, opposite EDC. The culprits
decamped with cash amounting to Rs.2,300 and gold ornaments worth
Rs.52,700. (NT)

SIOLIM STUDENTS IN TREE PLANTATION PROGRAMME: As a run up for their annual
Plants and Flowers Festival to be held in August, the Green Heritage Eco
Club along with the NCC wing of S.F.X. High School, Siolim, organized a
"Tree plantation programme" on 17 July 04'. Around 200 students hailing
from Siolim and the neighbouring villages like Chapora, Morjim, Assagao,
Parsem, etc along with their teachers Diogo Pinto (director of the Eco
Club), Willybroad Fernandes (director of NCC), Devendra Desai (PT) and
Jerome Filipe, planted fruit bearing and other trees at the Siolim Church
compound and around stadium, and on the Assagao hill. Diogo Pinto said,
"The programme has been undertaken, to promote green culture and concern
for the environment, to conserve natural resources and also to teach the
students to respect plants and treat them like human beings". ("priyanka
fernandes" <kimss4 at rediffmail.com>)

INSIDER'S GUIDE TO TAXI DRIVER'S SURVIVAL: Fares apart, taxi drivers have
discovered an alternative source of income that allowed them to indirectly
squeeze money out of even the most miserly foreign tourist. A taxi driver
said, "There are eight big Kashmiri handicraft shops in North Goa. During
the season they offer us Rs.200 every time we take a foreigner to them on
Wednesdays and Fridays, whether the guest buys anything or not...Sometimes
we offer foreign backpackers a free North Goa tour on the condition that
they visit all these shops. Most of them agree because they are getting a
free ride." (GT)

COAST GUARD VESSEL: The keel of Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel to be
built by the Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard was laid by
Vice Admiral Suresh Mehta, AVSM, Director General of Coast Guard in Vasco
on July 17. (GT)

"ARABIAN NIGHTS": Bombay High Court judge, Justice RMS Kandeparkar,
released a travelogue in Konkani "Arabian Nights" authored by Datta Naik,
on July 18. Konkani writer Pundalik Naik said that the author has shown
that he is well read, well travelled and how he has maintained good
relations with the people he has met. (GT)

SIOLIM-MARNA PANCHAYAT: Agitated over the absence of six panchayat members
during the Siolim-Marna gram sabha meeting held on July 18, the villagers
unanimously passed a resolution expressing `no confidence` against the
elected body and requested the Director of Panchayats to dissolve the
village Panchayat. (GT)

THE WILDGOA NEWSLETTER: Here's the 3rd newsletter of this year. This time
I have started a new section called WildGoa Q&A, where you may ask your
questions & get your answers. We have more than 15 items in the Wild News
section. The most disturbing news is regarding the plans for
'denotification' of 2 Wildlife Sanctuaries here in Goa by our Chief
Minister. In 2002, I was lucky to participate as a volunteer in a Wild
animal census in one of the sanctuaries, and I was horrified to see for
myself, the destruction within, open pit mines, blasting and mining
rejects all over the sanctuary, and of course, a lot of flora cut and
fauna killed by the miners. Here as WildGoans, as a 300+ strong community
of Flora & Fauna lovers, we must stand up and let our Chief Minister know
that we do care for Goa's sanctuaries, and want to let them be as they
are. Following Greenpeace's ways, let's all write protest letters and post
it, fax it and mail it so that he gets the message. (Clinton..
klintvaz at gmx.net)

POLICY ON PLACE NAMES: Any nation retains what is economically,
technologically, culturally and socially beneficial to it after the end of
a colonial rule. The best example is Mumbai's grand railway terminus
originally named after Queen Victoria and now changed to Chhatrapati
Shivaji terminus. The UNESCO has recently listed it as a world heritage
monument. There was no vandalism as a reaction to this decision although
the architecture of the terminus is a colonial heritage. Considering the
unique position of Goa as a melting pot of cultural influences, we need to
adopt a selective approach on case by case basis in changing any place
names. (Nandkumat Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

S P O R T S

KISHAN WINS: Kishan Pednekar defeated Osbert Pereira 12-15, 15-12. 15-11,
to win the U-19 boys singles title, at the all-Goa Major Ranking Badminton
tournament, organised by the Goa Badminton Association, at Indoor Stadium,
Campal. (H)

D E A T H S
18 July: Dona Paula/Anjuna/Perth/Bombay: Son of late Mark/Josephine,
husband of Marie, brother of Irene/late Leo Britto (Perth);
brother-in-law of Mathew/Fina Simoes, late Anna/late Tom Finch,
John/Carmen Simoes, Laval/Carmen Fernandes.
18 July: Merces: VINCENT LOURENCO FERNANDES: (Piano Tuner), husband of
Vincentina, father of Olav/Deanna, Nelson/Neeta, Daisy/Mick.
18 July: Varca: AGNES D'COSTA (Student of Carmel College): daughter of
George Antonio/Ivy, sister of Alisha.
18 July: Aldona: MARIA JUSTINA NORONHA: (Ex-teacher of St Thomas Girls
High School), wife of Anthony, mother of Alissa and Anselm.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.6 degC; Min temp; 24.6 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 960.0 mm
Weather: There were a few scattered, light rain showers yesterday. The
sky is cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Lory D'souza
2004-07-19 11:31:03 UTC
Permalink
Our Lady of Poor Mothers Church>>> interesting...

Never heard before....

Lawrie
Baga/Kuwait


TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July
18, over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of
Poor Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish
priest Fr Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)
joel3
2004-07-19 10:42:39 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
19 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Porjek sot asa tem sang ani des sugur." (Let the
people know the truth and the country is safe.) "domnic fernandes"
<jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

TOURIST DROWNS AT BAGA: A 22-year-old Bengali tourist, identified as
Arvindan Mukherjee, drowned at the Baga beach on July 18. While on a visit
to the state along with his family, the victim entered the sea for a quick
dip when strong currents prevalent in the rough sea dragged him in. (GT)

SCHOOLS WITHOUT PROPER FACILITIES: Chief Minister has said that the
government will soon close down schools that fail to provide necessary
infrastructure and facilities to students. (Jyoti Dhond in GT)

CHILDREN'S COURT: The Directorate of Women and Child Development has
proposed to the government that Goa`s first children`s court - exclusively
to hear child-related cases - be set up at Shrama Shakti Bhavan, Patto,
Panjim, tentatively within a week. (H)

TEENAGER COMMITS SUICIDE: A 16-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging
from a ceiling fan at her residence in Varca on Sunday (July 18) morning
while her mother and her sister were attending the Sunday mass service.
(GT)

TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July 18,
over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of Poor
Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish priest Fr
Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)

RENAL FAILURE CASES IN CANACONA: In an effort to get to the root of the
mounting cases of renal failure reported in Canacona taluka the
Directorate of Health Services organised eight medical camps and examined
798 patients from the affected locality. Until June 2004, 84 confirmed and
49 suspected cases of renal failure had been identified by the GMC team
which visited this taluka. (H)

FUND FOR CHILDREN: The Goa government has established a Children`s Fund
where Central and State grants will be pooled to achieve the objectives
laid down in the Children`s Act such as setting up children`s homes and
disbursing compensation to child victims. (H)

RECKLESS DRIVING, OVERSPEEDING: The Motorcycle Action Group has demanded
that the police and transport department authorities immediately take
serious action against reckless driving and overspeeding in order to lower
the alarming accident rate and in turn the fatal deaths on Goan roads. MAG
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues stated that the periodic attempts to rake up
the helmet issue has nothing to do with road safety but is a ploy at the
instance of some police and transport department officials for monetary
gains in connivance with the helmet manufacturers' lobby. (H)

JOURNALISM IN INDIA: Loksatta chief editor Kumar Ketkar on Sunday lamented
that the journalism in the country is horrible and the media has become an
image-building machine for politicians. He was speaking at the inaugural
session on `Political reporting and editorial writing` workshop organised
by the Goa Union of Journalists at Hotel Mandovi. (GT)

LACK OF INTEREST IN KONKANI: Why do Konkani people lag behind to talk,
read and to learn Konkani? This query was raised by the Goan Review Art
Foundation, a forum of Goan artists and writers in Mumbai, in a one-day
seminar on July 11 at Drill Hall of Victoria Church in Mahim. JB Moraes,
one of the main speakers said, "It is indeed very important to learn out
mother tongue. Our mother tongue is like our roots. Other languages are
like leaves of trees. We need other languages as a tree needs for its show
and usability. But we cannot deny our roots." Fausto V D`Costa said, "Our
people think they are scholars in Konkani and hence they do not think they
too need to learn Konkani. Learning to write Konkani should be the basic
step of every Konkani person." (H)

GOLD STOLEN: Some unknown persons allegedly burgled a flat belonging to Ms
Sujata Devesh Pai located at Minaxi Building, opposite EDC. The culprits
decamped with cash amounting to Rs.2,300 and gold ornaments worth
Rs.52,700. (NT)

SIOLIM STUDENTS IN TREE PLANTATION PROGRAMME: As a run up for their annual
Plants and Flowers Festival to be held in August, the Green Heritage Eco
Club along with the NCC wing of S.F.X. High School, Siolim, organized a
"Tree plantation programme" on 17 July 04'. Around 200 students hailing
from Siolim and the neighbouring villages like Chapora, Morjim, Assagao,
Parsem, etc along with their teachers Diogo Pinto (director of the Eco
Club), Willybroad Fernandes (director of NCC), Devendra Desai (PT) and
Jerome Filipe, planted fruit bearing and other trees at the Siolim Church
compound and around stadium, and on the Assagao hill. Diogo Pinto said,
"The programme has been undertaken, to promote green culture and concern
for the environment, to conserve natural resources and also to teach the
students to respect plants and treat them like human beings". ("priyanka
fernandes" <kimss4 at rediffmail.com>)

INSIDER'S GUIDE TO TAXI DRIVER'S SURVIVAL: Fares apart, taxi drivers have
discovered an alternative source of income that allowed them to indirectly
squeeze money out of even the most miserly foreign tourist. A taxi driver
said, "There are eight big Kashmiri handicraft shops in North Goa. During
the season they offer us Rs.200 every time we take a foreigner to them on
Wednesdays and Fridays, whether the guest buys anything or not...Sometimes
we offer foreign backpackers a free North Goa tour on the condition that
they visit all these shops. Most of them agree because they are getting a
free ride." (GT)

COAST GUARD VESSEL: The keel of Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel to be
built by the Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard was laid by
Vice Admiral Suresh Mehta, AVSM, Director General of Coast Guard in Vasco
on July 17. (GT)

"ARABIAN NIGHTS": Bombay High Court judge, Justice RMS Kandeparkar,
released a travelogue in Konkani "Arabian Nights" authored by Datta Naik,
on July 18. Konkani writer Pundalik Naik said that the author has shown
that he is well read, well travelled and how he has maintained good
relations with the people he has met. (GT)

SIOLIM-MARNA PANCHAYAT: Agitated over the absence of six panchayat members
during the Siolim-Marna gram sabha meeting held on July 18, the villagers
unanimously passed a resolution expressing `no confidence` against the
elected body and requested the Director of Panchayats to dissolve the
village Panchayat. (GT)

THE WILDGOA NEWSLETTER: Here's the 3rd newsletter of this year. This time
I have started a new section called WildGoa Q&A, where you may ask your
questions & get your answers. We have more than 15 items in the Wild News
section. The most disturbing news is regarding the plans for
'denotification' of 2 Wildlife Sanctuaries here in Goa by our Chief
Minister. In 2002, I was lucky to participate as a volunteer in a Wild
animal census in one of the sanctuaries, and I was horrified to see for
myself, the destruction within, open pit mines, blasting and mining
rejects all over the sanctuary, and of course, a lot of flora cut and
fauna killed by the miners. Here as WildGoans, as a 300+ strong community
of Flora & Fauna lovers, we must stand up and let our Chief Minister know
that we do care for Goa's sanctuaries, and want to let them be as they
are. Following Greenpeace's ways, let's all write protest letters and post
it, fax it and mail it so that he gets the message. (Clinton..
klintvaz at gmx.net)

POLICY ON PLACE NAMES: Any nation retains what is economically,
technologically, culturally and socially beneficial to it after the end of
a colonial rule. The best example is Mumbai's grand railway terminus
originally named after Queen Victoria and now changed to Chhatrapati
Shivaji terminus. The UNESCO has recently listed it as a world heritage
monument. There was no vandalism as a reaction to this decision although
the architecture of the terminus is a colonial heritage. Considering the
unique position of Goa as a melting pot of cultural influences, we need to
adopt a selective approach on case by case basis in changing any place
names. (Nandkumat Kamat in Glimpses-NT)

S P O R T S

KISHAN WINS: Kishan Pednekar defeated Osbert Pereira 12-15, 15-12. 15-11,
to win the U-19 boys singles title, at the all-Goa Major Ranking Badminton
tournament, organised by the Goa Badminton Association, at Indoor Stadium,
Campal. (H)

D E A T H S
18 July: Dona Paula/Anjuna/Perth/Bombay: Son of late Mark/Josephine,
husband of Marie, brother of Irene/late Leo Britto (Perth);
brother-in-law of Mathew/Fina Simoes, late Anna/late Tom Finch,
John/Carmen Simoes, Laval/Carmen Fernandes.
18 July: Merces: VINCENT LOURENCO FERNANDES: (Piano Tuner), husband of
Vincentina, father of Olav/Deanna, Nelson/Neeta, Daisy/Mick.
18 July: Varca: AGNES D'COSTA (Student of Carmel College): daughter of
George Antonio/Ivy, sister of Alisha.
18 July: Aldona: MARIA JUSTINA NORONHA: (Ex-teacher of St Thomas Girls
High School), wife of Anthony, mother of Alissa and Anselm.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.6 degC; Min temp; 24.6 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 960.0 mm
Weather: There were a few scattered, light rain showers yesterday. The
sky is cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Lory D'souza
2004-07-19 11:31:03 UTC
Permalink
Our Lady of Poor Mothers Church>>> interesting...

Never heard before....

Lawrie
Baga/Kuwait


TILAMOL TENSE: Tilamol, a village of Quepem taluka, was tense on July
18, over the alleged criminal trespass on the premises of Our Lady of
Poor Mothers Church by three persons who made threats to the parish
priest Fr Agnelo D'Souza. (NT)

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