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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 01, 2003

POPULIST BUDGET: Finance Minister Jaswant Singh's maiden budget for 2003-04
yesterday (Feb 28) belied middle class and industry expectations making no
changes in direct tax rates but abolished the five per cent surcharge on
personal income tax, retained the tax sops on housing loans and small
savings, hiked the standard deduction and slapped a ten per cent surcharge
on incomes about Rs.8.5 lakh. (PTI report in GT)

BUDGET MANTRA: SPEND MORE: The message of the diplomat turned Finance
Minister Jaswant Singh in his maiden budget, which should please the
maidens in the kitchen among others, is clear. Spend, splurge, have a good
time today because tomorrow is uncertain. (Rajan Narayan in Herald)

TIVIM RAPE CASE: The Mapusa police yesterday registered a case against
Dharmendra Kauthankar of Tivim for allegedly kidnapping and raping minor
girl from Tivim. (GT)

MINORS HELD FOR ROBBING: Three minors were arrested by the Bicholim police
for allegedly robbing cash and gold ornaments worth about Rs.55,000 from
the house of Mr Bashir Aga of Sanquelim. The three have since been sent to
Bal Niketan on a 12-day remand. (NT)

KING MOMO TO USHER IN CARNIVAL: The Panaji Carnival committee in
collaboration with the Directorate of tourism will organise the Carnival
and Intruz Festival laying more emphasizes on traditional floats from Santa
Cruz, Caranzalem, Salcete, Piedade and Divar today (Mar 1) between 2.30 pm
to 3.30 pm. The committee will present a typical Intruz before the start of
the parade. People are therefore requested to wear colourful clothes, hats,
etc and attend the parade at least at 2.30 pm to see what exactly Intruz of
the past was. Basilio Soares from Panaji is King Momo this year and Vanessa
Rodrigues from Candolim is Queen Momo.(GT)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS: It's Carnival time in Goa again but with the crucial
India/Pakistan cricket match, which coincides with the Carnival
celebrations today afternoon, it is not known who will draw the biggest
audience. (H)

BICHOLIM COUNCIL BUDGET: The Bicholim Municipal Council, on February 28,
passed the balanced budget for the year 2003-2004. The estimated
expenditure provision in the budget is Rs.2.86 lakh while the balance shown
is Rs.25,500. The main revenue sources are octroi Rs.25 lakh, house tax
Rs.30 lakh, rent Rs.50 lakh, sopo tax Rs.4.5 lakh. (NT)

JESUS' PORTRAIT AT CAMURLIM: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church at Camurlim
saw streams of visitors in a bid to have a glimpse of the portrait of the
sacred Heart of Jesus since Friday morning. When contacted, Parish Priest
Fr Antonio Lopes said he expected a representative of the Bishop to come to
the Church to take the portrait (a careful study) . (H)

GU'S STRESS ON COMMUNICATION SYSTEM: The vice-chancellor of Goa University
(GU), Prof PS Zacarias announcing varsity's five-year plan projections,
proposed innovations in the academic programmes said that stress would be
given on modernization of communication system and enhancement of
examination mechanism. (NT)

GOLD STOLEN IN VASCO: Gold ornaments worth Rs.92,000 were stolen from a
goldsmith's shop in broad daylight at the FL Gomes road in port town Vasco
on February 28. (H)

NO TRUST MOTION: Four members of the Carmona panchayat have served a notice
of no trust motion against the deputy Sarpanch, Nesbit D'Costa. (H)

ACCUSED CONFESSES: Mapusa police achieved a major breakthrough on Friday
(Feb 28), when two persons arrested in connection with the attempted
dacoity at the residence of Ivo Saldanha opposite the Mapusa Civil Court,
confessed their involvement in causing the death of 77-year-old Edwin
D'Cunha of Peddem-Mapusa. The Mapusa police had found a highly decomposed
body of D'Cunha at his residence on November 11, 2002. (H)

REPAIR THESE ROADS: Despite servicing the virtual heart of the State's
tourist industry the northern coastal belt, encompassing the villages of
Sinquerim, Candolim and Calangute, roads in the area are in a pitiable
condition. Accidents, involving foreign and domestic tourists and locals
are a regular occurrence along the narrow roads where confusion reigns
supreme. Despite covering a large area that is densely populated the belt
does not have its own traffic police cell and police men attached to the
Calangute police station are often put on traffic duty. (GT)

BSL ANNOUNCEMENT: BSNL Deputy General Manager KV Rao has informed that the
BSNL would release about 12,000 connections all over South Goa, while one
WILL exchange at Canacona will be commissioned by March end. Rao was
speaking at the inauguration of the new CDOT RSU telephone exchange at
Talpona, Poinguinim, on February 28. (H)

HELMETS FROM 7 MAR: Use of helmets will once again be enforced along the
state's highways from 7 March. In an innovative measure, meant to increase
the effectiveness of the drive, all senior police officers will be issued
notice books where they will be expected to note down numbers of offenders.
Even if the challan is not issued on the spot it does not mean that
violators will go scot-free since the challan may be issued later. (GT)

WELL, WATER REGULATION SOON: Digging of new wells, extraction and
transportation of ground water in scheduled areas will be regulated soon
after a date for enforcement of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Rules,
2003, is notified. The Act was passed in January last year. (GT)

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS: Kala Academy chairman Pratapsingh Rane will
inaugurate "Goan Professional Artists", an exhibition of paintings, at the
Kala Academy art gallery, Panaji, at 4 pm on March 3. The exhibition will
be on view till 9 March from 10 am to 7 pm.

UNVEILING OF "NAKED GOA": Tony Martin's fifth book "Naked Goa" will be
released on 2 March at 4 pm at the Municipality Hall, Chaudi, Canacona.
"Naked Goa" takes a caustic look at the emerging Goa beyond its natural
beauty and architectural heritage. (GT)

SHINDE IS GUJ GEN SECY: Audumber Shinde was unanimously elected as general
secretary of the Goa Union of Journalists, on February 28.

US-BASED GOAN NGO FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
US-based non-profit NGO working for the betterment of Goa and Goans
worldwide, has announced its annual Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003. In all
six fellowships will be shared by: Gurunath Kelekar of the Movement for
Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Riva Vaz of the Mustard Seed
Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas Naik Jorge
of Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaik of Pilgao Yuvak Kala Manch and
Bailancho Saad, Paul Fernandes of the "Gomantak Times" for his quiet but
persistent pursuit of those social issues that impact the common person. (H)

MAHASHIVRATRI, FESTIVAL OF LORD SHIVA: Chants of "Om Namah Shiva" and other
religious ceremonies will echo in the air, as the Hindu community in the
State will usher in Mahashivratri, the festival of Lord Shiva today (March
1). The festival symbolizes the wedding day of Shiv and Parvati. On this
day, married women and unmarried girls perform "puja" with great faith and
fervour, since Parvati is considered the Gauri, the giver of "suhag"good
husbands, marital bliss and a long and prosperous married life. Some women
fast throughout the day. The festival is celebrated in different temples in
Goa. At Tambdi Surla, the festival is celebrated in a grand way. (H)

WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE: "The iron ore and ferromanganese industry
of Goa has revolutionized the State's economy during the past 60 years.
From a few hundred metric tones of production in the forties, the industry
has not exceeded to 15 million MT. Much of the production is exported to
Japan, China and South Korea. Directly and indirectly the mining industry
of Goa sustains thousands of jobs between Advalpale to Codlia mineral rich
belt which cuts across the Mandovi and the Zuari basin. The mining industry
brings to the nation about Rs.1000 cr in foreign exchange annually. At
least seventy-five villages and towns like Bicholim, Sanquelim, Sanguem,
Sanvordem in Goa have based their economies on mining industry. It is
inconceivable that someone would find a perfect substitute for the mining
industry for the next 50 years." (Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

MAINA THRASH AMBELIM: Maina Spots Club came from behind of a two-goal
deficit to hammer seven goals past Ambelim Sports Club in the GFA Third
Division League, to book a berth in next season's Second Division League,
at Fatorda on February 28. (H)

SALIGAO SPORTING UP: Saligao Sports Club defeated Calangute Association 2-1
in the VM Salgaocar soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
28 Feb: Chinchinim-Deussua: NISCERATA THEODORA VIEGAS, wife of late
Alex, mother of Celina/Jose, Simplina/Francis and Mary.
28 Feb: Loutulim-Nacorda: FRANCISCO RODRIGUES, husband of late
Antoniette, father of late Avelino, Melba/Joaquim Sequeira, Mihel/Jessica,
Jasmine, Seny/Alfred Dias.
28 Feb: Vasco: MARIA JACINTA CARDOZO, wife of late Caitano, mother of
Jose Francisco/Joanita, late Mario/Isabel, Ruzai/Patrik de Souza, Maria
Rosa/John Sebastian Dias.
28 Feb: Anjuna-Praias: ARCHANGELA D'SOUZA, wife of Anthony, mother of
Leo/Philomena, Joe/Doris, Assumption/Maria (Dubai-Candolim) and Yvette/Sally.
28 Feb: Betalbatim: ANTONIO MARIA TITO BARRETO, husband of Rose, father
of Adrian, Audrey/Samson de Souza (Dubai), Sheldon.
28 Feb: Navelim: KRISHNANATH BABURAO NAIK, husband of Usha, father of
Aarti and Amita.

Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A very dull and cloudy morning.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-01 05:50:52 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 01, 2003

POPULIST BUDGET: Finance Minister Jaswant Singh's maiden budget for 2003-04
yesterday (Feb 28) belied middle class and industry expectations making no
changes in direct tax rates but abolished the five per cent surcharge on
personal income tax, retained the tax sops on housing loans and small
savings, hiked the standard deduction and slapped a ten per cent surcharge
on incomes about Rs.8.5 lakh. (PTI report in GT)

BUDGET MANTRA: SPEND MORE: The message of the diplomat turned Finance
Minister Jaswant Singh in his maiden budget, which should please the
maidens in the kitchen among others, is clear. Spend, splurge, have a good
time today because tomorrow is uncertain. (Rajan Narayan in Herald)

TIVIM RAPE CASE: The Mapusa police yesterday registered a case against
Dharmendra Kauthankar of Tivim for allegedly kidnapping and raping minor
girl from Tivim. (GT)

MINORS HELD FOR ROBBING: Three minors were arrested by the Bicholim police
for allegedly robbing cash and gold ornaments worth about Rs.55,000 from
the house of Mr Bashir Aga of Sanquelim. The three have since been sent to
Bal Niketan on a 12-day remand. (NT)

KING MOMO TO USHER IN CARNIVAL: The Panaji Carnival committee in
collaboration with the Directorate of tourism will organise the Carnival
and Intruz Festival laying more emphasizes on traditional floats from Santa
Cruz, Caranzalem, Salcete, Piedade and Divar today (Mar 1) between 2.30 pm
to 3.30 pm. The committee will present a typical Intruz before the start of
the parade. People are therefore requested to wear colourful clothes, hats,
etc and attend the parade at least at 2.30 pm to see what exactly Intruz of
the past was. Basilio Soares from Panaji is King Momo this year and Vanessa
Rodrigues from Candolim is Queen Momo.(GT)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS: It's Carnival time in Goa again but with the crucial
India/Pakistan cricket match, which coincides with the Carnival
celebrations today afternoon, it is not known who will draw the biggest
audience. (H)

BICHOLIM COUNCIL BUDGET: The Bicholim Municipal Council, on February 28,
passed the balanced budget for the year 2003-2004. The estimated
expenditure provision in the budget is Rs.2.86 lakh while the balance shown
is Rs.25,500. The main revenue sources are octroi Rs.25 lakh, house tax
Rs.30 lakh, rent Rs.50 lakh, sopo tax Rs.4.5 lakh. (NT)

JESUS' PORTRAIT AT CAMURLIM: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church at Camurlim
saw streams of visitors in a bid to have a glimpse of the portrait of the
sacred Heart of Jesus since Friday morning. When contacted, Parish Priest
Fr Antonio Lopes said he expected a representative of the Bishop to come to
the Church to take the portrait (a careful study) . (H)

GU'S STRESS ON COMMUNICATION SYSTEM: The vice-chancellor of Goa University
(GU), Prof PS Zacarias announcing varsity's five-year plan projections,
proposed innovations in the academic programmes said that stress would be
given on modernization of communication system and enhancement of
examination mechanism. (NT)

GOLD STOLEN IN VASCO: Gold ornaments worth Rs.92,000 were stolen from a
goldsmith's shop in broad daylight at the FL Gomes road in port town Vasco
on February 28. (H)

NO TRUST MOTION: Four members of the Carmona panchayat have served a notice
of no trust motion against the deputy Sarpanch, Nesbit D'Costa. (H)

ACCUSED CONFESSES: Mapusa police achieved a major breakthrough on Friday
(Feb 28), when two persons arrested in connection with the attempted
dacoity at the residence of Ivo Saldanha opposite the Mapusa Civil Court,
confessed their involvement in causing the death of 77-year-old Edwin
D'Cunha of Peddem-Mapusa. The Mapusa police had found a highly decomposed
body of D'Cunha at his residence on November 11, 2002. (H)

REPAIR THESE ROADS: Despite servicing the virtual heart of the State's
tourist industry the northern coastal belt, encompassing the villages of
Sinquerim, Candolim and Calangute, roads in the area are in a pitiable
condition. Accidents, involving foreign and domestic tourists and locals
are a regular occurrence along the narrow roads where confusion reigns
supreme. Despite covering a large area that is densely populated the belt
does not have its own traffic police cell and police men attached to the
Calangute police station are often put on traffic duty. (GT)

BSL ANNOUNCEMENT: BSNL Deputy General Manager KV Rao has informed that the
BSNL would release about 12,000 connections all over South Goa, while one
WILL exchange at Canacona will be commissioned by March end. Rao was
speaking at the inauguration of the new CDOT RSU telephone exchange at
Talpona, Poinguinim, on February 28. (H)

HELMETS FROM 7 MAR: Use of helmets will once again be enforced along the
state's highways from 7 March. In an innovative measure, meant to increase
the effectiveness of the drive, all senior police officers will be issued
notice books where they will be expected to note down numbers of offenders.
Even if the challan is not issued on the spot it does not mean that
violators will go scot-free since the challan may be issued later. (GT)

WELL, WATER REGULATION SOON: Digging of new wells, extraction and
transportation of ground water in scheduled areas will be regulated soon
after a date for enforcement of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Rules,
2003, is notified. The Act was passed in January last year. (GT)

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS: Kala Academy chairman Pratapsingh Rane will
inaugurate "Goan Professional Artists", an exhibition of paintings, at the
Kala Academy art gallery, Panaji, at 4 pm on March 3. The exhibition will
be on view till 9 March from 10 am to 7 pm.

UNVEILING OF "NAKED GOA": Tony Martin's fifth book "Naked Goa" will be
released on 2 March at 4 pm at the Municipality Hall, Chaudi, Canacona.
"Naked Goa" takes a caustic look at the emerging Goa beyond its natural
beauty and architectural heritage. (GT)

SHINDE IS GUJ GEN SECY: Audumber Shinde was unanimously elected as general
secretary of the Goa Union of Journalists, on February 28.

US-BASED GOAN NGO FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
US-based non-profit NGO working for the betterment of Goa and Goans
worldwide, has announced its annual Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003. In all
six fellowships will be shared by: Gurunath Kelekar of the Movement for
Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Riva Vaz of the Mustard Seed
Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas Naik Jorge
of Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaik of Pilgao Yuvak Kala Manch and
Bailancho Saad, Paul Fernandes of the "Gomantak Times" for his quiet but
persistent pursuit of those social issues that impact the common person. (H)

MAHASHIVRATRI, FESTIVAL OF LORD SHIVA: Chants of "Om Namah Shiva" and other
religious ceremonies will echo in the air, as the Hindu community in the
State will usher in Mahashivratri, the festival of Lord Shiva today (March
1). The festival symbolizes the wedding day of Shiv and Parvati. On this
day, married women and unmarried girls perform "puja" with great faith and
fervour, since Parvati is considered the Gauri, the giver of "suhag"good
husbands, marital bliss and a long and prosperous married life. Some women
fast throughout the day. The festival is celebrated in different temples in
Goa. At Tambdi Surla, the festival is celebrated in a grand way. (H)

WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE: "The iron ore and ferromanganese industry
of Goa has revolutionized the State's economy during the past 60 years.
From a few hundred metric tones of production in the forties, the industry
has not exceeded to 15 million MT. Much of the production is exported to
Japan, China and South Korea. Directly and indirectly the mining industry
of Goa sustains thousands of jobs between Advalpale to Codlia mineral rich
belt which cuts across the Mandovi and the Zuari basin. The mining industry
brings to the nation about Rs.1000 cr in foreign exchange annually. At
least seventy-five villages and towns like Bicholim, Sanquelim, Sanguem,
Sanvordem in Goa have based their economies on mining industry. It is
inconceivable that someone would find a perfect substitute for the mining
industry for the next 50 years." (Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

MAINA THRASH AMBELIM: Maina Spots Club came from behind of a two-goal
deficit to hammer seven goals past Ambelim Sports Club in the GFA Third
Division League, to book a berth in next season's Second Division League,
at Fatorda on February 28. (H)

SALIGAO SPORTING UP: Saligao Sports Club defeated Calangute Association 2-1
in the VM Salgaocar soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
28 Feb: Chinchinim-Deussua: NISCERATA THEODORA VIEGAS, wife of late
Alex, mother of Celina/Jose, Simplina/Francis and Mary.
28 Feb: Loutulim-Nacorda: FRANCISCO RODRIGUES, husband of late
Antoniette, father of late Avelino, Melba/Joaquim Sequeira, Mihel/Jessica,
Jasmine, Seny/Alfred Dias.
28 Feb: Vasco: MARIA JACINTA CARDOZO, wife of late Caitano, mother of
Jose Francisco/Joanita, late Mario/Isabel, Ruzai/Patrik de Souza, Maria
Rosa/John Sebastian Dias.
28 Feb: Anjuna-Praias: ARCHANGELA D'SOUZA, wife of Anthony, mother of
Leo/Philomena, Joe/Doris, Assumption/Maria (Dubai-Candolim) and Yvette/Sally.
28 Feb: Betalbatim: ANTONIO MARIA TITO BARRETO, husband of Rose, father
of Adrian, Audrey/Samson de Souza (Dubai), Sheldon.
28 Feb: Navelim: KRISHNANATH BABURAO NAIK, husband of Usha, father of
Aarti and Amita.

Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A very dull and cloudy morning.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-01 05:50:52 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 01, 2003

POPULIST BUDGET: Finance Minister Jaswant Singh's maiden budget for 2003-04
yesterday (Feb 28) belied middle class and industry expectations making no
changes in direct tax rates but abolished the five per cent surcharge on
personal income tax, retained the tax sops on housing loans and small
savings, hiked the standard deduction and slapped a ten per cent surcharge
on incomes about Rs.8.5 lakh. (PTI report in GT)

BUDGET MANTRA: SPEND MORE: The message of the diplomat turned Finance
Minister Jaswant Singh in his maiden budget, which should please the
maidens in the kitchen among others, is clear. Spend, splurge, have a good
time today because tomorrow is uncertain. (Rajan Narayan in Herald)

TIVIM RAPE CASE: The Mapusa police yesterday registered a case against
Dharmendra Kauthankar of Tivim for allegedly kidnapping and raping minor
girl from Tivim. (GT)

MINORS HELD FOR ROBBING: Three minors were arrested by the Bicholim police
for allegedly robbing cash and gold ornaments worth about Rs.55,000 from
the house of Mr Bashir Aga of Sanquelim. The three have since been sent to
Bal Niketan on a 12-day remand. (NT)

KING MOMO TO USHER IN CARNIVAL: The Panaji Carnival committee in
collaboration with the Directorate of tourism will organise the Carnival
and Intruz Festival laying more emphasizes on traditional floats from Santa
Cruz, Caranzalem, Salcete, Piedade and Divar today (Mar 1) between 2.30 pm
to 3.30 pm. The committee will present a typical Intruz before the start of
the parade. People are therefore requested to wear colourful clothes, hats,
etc and attend the parade at least at 2.30 pm to see what exactly Intruz of
the past was. Basilio Soares from Panaji is King Momo this year and Vanessa
Rodrigues from Candolim is Queen Momo.(GT)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS: It's Carnival time in Goa again but with the crucial
India/Pakistan cricket match, which coincides with the Carnival
celebrations today afternoon, it is not known who will draw the biggest
audience. (H)

BICHOLIM COUNCIL BUDGET: The Bicholim Municipal Council, on February 28,
passed the balanced budget for the year 2003-2004. The estimated
expenditure provision in the budget is Rs.2.86 lakh while the balance shown
is Rs.25,500. The main revenue sources are octroi Rs.25 lakh, house tax
Rs.30 lakh, rent Rs.50 lakh, sopo tax Rs.4.5 lakh. (NT)

JESUS' PORTRAIT AT CAMURLIM: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church at Camurlim
saw streams of visitors in a bid to have a glimpse of the portrait of the
sacred Heart of Jesus since Friday morning. When contacted, Parish Priest
Fr Antonio Lopes said he expected a representative of the Bishop to come to
the Church to take the portrait (a careful study) . (H)

GU'S STRESS ON COMMUNICATION SYSTEM: The vice-chancellor of Goa University
(GU), Prof PS Zacarias announcing varsity's five-year plan projections,
proposed innovations in the academic programmes said that stress would be
given on modernization of communication system and enhancement of
examination mechanism. (NT)

GOLD STOLEN IN VASCO: Gold ornaments worth Rs.92,000 were stolen from a
goldsmith's shop in broad daylight at the FL Gomes road in port town Vasco
on February 28. (H)

NO TRUST MOTION: Four members of the Carmona panchayat have served a notice
of no trust motion against the deputy Sarpanch, Nesbit D'Costa. (H)

ACCUSED CONFESSES: Mapusa police achieved a major breakthrough on Friday
(Feb 28), when two persons arrested in connection with the attempted
dacoity at the residence of Ivo Saldanha opposite the Mapusa Civil Court,
confessed their involvement in causing the death of 77-year-old Edwin
D'Cunha of Peddem-Mapusa. The Mapusa police had found a highly decomposed
body of D'Cunha at his residence on November 11, 2002. (H)

REPAIR THESE ROADS: Despite servicing the virtual heart of the State's
tourist industry the northern coastal belt, encompassing the villages of
Sinquerim, Candolim and Calangute, roads in the area are in a pitiable
condition. Accidents, involving foreign and domestic tourists and locals
are a regular occurrence along the narrow roads where confusion reigns
supreme. Despite covering a large area that is densely populated the belt
does not have its own traffic police cell and police men attached to the
Calangute police station are often put on traffic duty. (GT)

BSL ANNOUNCEMENT: BSNL Deputy General Manager KV Rao has informed that the
BSNL would release about 12,000 connections all over South Goa, while one
WILL exchange at Canacona will be commissioned by March end. Rao was
speaking at the inauguration of the new CDOT RSU telephone exchange at
Talpona, Poinguinim, on February 28. (H)

HELMETS FROM 7 MAR: Use of helmets will once again be enforced along the
state's highways from 7 March. In an innovative measure, meant to increase
the effectiveness of the drive, all senior police officers will be issued
notice books where they will be expected to note down numbers of offenders.
Even if the challan is not issued on the spot it does not mean that
violators will go scot-free since the challan may be issued later. (GT)

WELL, WATER REGULATION SOON: Digging of new wells, extraction and
transportation of ground water in scheduled areas will be regulated soon
after a date for enforcement of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Rules,
2003, is notified. The Act was passed in January last year. (GT)

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS: Kala Academy chairman Pratapsingh Rane will
inaugurate "Goan Professional Artists", an exhibition of paintings, at the
Kala Academy art gallery, Panaji, at 4 pm on March 3. The exhibition will
be on view till 9 March from 10 am to 7 pm.

UNVEILING OF "NAKED GOA": Tony Martin's fifth book "Naked Goa" will be
released on 2 March at 4 pm at the Municipality Hall, Chaudi, Canacona.
"Naked Goa" takes a caustic look at the emerging Goa beyond its natural
beauty and architectural heritage. (GT)

SHINDE IS GUJ GEN SECY: Audumber Shinde was unanimously elected as general
secretary of the Goa Union of Journalists, on February 28.

US-BASED GOAN NGO FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
US-based non-profit NGO working for the betterment of Goa and Goans
worldwide, has announced its annual Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003. In all
six fellowships will be shared by: Gurunath Kelekar of the Movement for
Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Riva Vaz of the Mustard Seed
Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas Naik Jorge
of Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaik of Pilgao Yuvak Kala Manch and
Bailancho Saad, Paul Fernandes of the "Gomantak Times" for his quiet but
persistent pursuit of those social issues that impact the common person. (H)

MAHASHIVRATRI, FESTIVAL OF LORD SHIVA: Chants of "Om Namah Shiva" and other
religious ceremonies will echo in the air, as the Hindu community in the
State will usher in Mahashivratri, the festival of Lord Shiva today (March
1). The festival symbolizes the wedding day of Shiv and Parvati. On this
day, married women and unmarried girls perform "puja" with great faith and
fervour, since Parvati is considered the Gauri, the giver of "suhag"good
husbands, marital bliss and a long and prosperous married life. Some women
fast throughout the day. The festival is celebrated in different temples in
Goa. At Tambdi Surla, the festival is celebrated in a grand way. (H)

WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE: "The iron ore and ferromanganese industry
of Goa has revolutionized the State's economy during the past 60 years.
From a few hundred metric tones of production in the forties, the industry
has not exceeded to 15 million MT. Much of the production is exported to
Japan, China and South Korea. Directly and indirectly the mining industry
of Goa sustains thousands of jobs between Advalpale to Codlia mineral rich
belt which cuts across the Mandovi and the Zuari basin. The mining industry
brings to the nation about Rs.1000 cr in foreign exchange annually. At
least seventy-five villages and towns like Bicholim, Sanquelim, Sanguem,
Sanvordem in Goa have based their economies on mining industry. It is
inconceivable that someone would find a perfect substitute for the mining
industry for the next 50 years." (Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

MAINA THRASH AMBELIM: Maina Spots Club came from behind of a two-goal
deficit to hammer seven goals past Ambelim Sports Club in the GFA Third
Division League, to book a berth in next season's Second Division League,
at Fatorda on February 28. (H)

SALIGAO SPORTING UP: Saligao Sports Club defeated Calangute Association 2-1
in the VM Salgaocar soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
28 Feb: Chinchinim-Deussua: NISCERATA THEODORA VIEGAS, wife of late
Alex, mother of Celina/Jose, Simplina/Francis and Mary.
28 Feb: Loutulim-Nacorda: FRANCISCO RODRIGUES, husband of late
Antoniette, father of late Avelino, Melba/Joaquim Sequeira, Mihel/Jessica,
Jasmine, Seny/Alfred Dias.
28 Feb: Vasco: MARIA JACINTA CARDOZO, wife of late Caitano, mother of
Jose Francisco/Joanita, late Mario/Isabel, Ruzai/Patrik de Souza, Maria
Rosa/John Sebastian Dias.
28 Feb: Anjuna-Praias: ARCHANGELA D'SOUZA, wife of Anthony, mother of
Leo/Philomena, Joe/Doris, Assumption/Maria (Dubai-Candolim) and Yvette/Sally.
28 Feb: Betalbatim: ANTONIO MARIA TITO BARRETO, husband of Rose, father
of Adrian, Audrey/Samson de Souza (Dubai), Sheldon.
28 Feb: Navelim: KRISHNANATH BABURAO NAIK, husband of Usha, father of
Aarti and Amita.

Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A very dull and cloudy morning.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-01 05:50:52 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 01, 2003

POPULIST BUDGET: Finance Minister Jaswant Singh's maiden budget for 2003-04
yesterday (Feb 28) belied middle class and industry expectations making no
changes in direct tax rates but abolished the five per cent surcharge on
personal income tax, retained the tax sops on housing loans and small
savings, hiked the standard deduction and slapped a ten per cent surcharge
on incomes about Rs.8.5 lakh. (PTI report in GT)

BUDGET MANTRA: SPEND MORE: The message of the diplomat turned Finance
Minister Jaswant Singh in his maiden budget, which should please the
maidens in the kitchen among others, is clear. Spend, splurge, have a good
time today because tomorrow is uncertain. (Rajan Narayan in Herald)

TIVIM RAPE CASE: The Mapusa police yesterday registered a case against
Dharmendra Kauthankar of Tivim for allegedly kidnapping and raping minor
girl from Tivim. (GT)

MINORS HELD FOR ROBBING: Three minors were arrested by the Bicholim police
for allegedly robbing cash and gold ornaments worth about Rs.55,000 from
the house of Mr Bashir Aga of Sanquelim. The three have since been sent to
Bal Niketan on a 12-day remand. (NT)

KING MOMO TO USHER IN CARNIVAL: The Panaji Carnival committee in
collaboration with the Directorate of tourism will organise the Carnival
and Intruz Festival laying more emphasizes on traditional floats from Santa
Cruz, Caranzalem, Salcete, Piedade and Divar today (Mar 1) between 2.30 pm
to 3.30 pm. The committee will present a typical Intruz before the start of
the parade. People are therefore requested to wear colourful clothes, hats,
etc and attend the parade at least at 2.30 pm to see what exactly Intruz of
the past was. Basilio Soares from Panaji is King Momo this year and Vanessa
Rodrigues from Candolim is Queen Momo.(GT)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS: It's Carnival time in Goa again but with the crucial
India/Pakistan cricket match, which coincides with the Carnival
celebrations today afternoon, it is not known who will draw the biggest
audience. (H)

BICHOLIM COUNCIL BUDGET: The Bicholim Municipal Council, on February 28,
passed the balanced budget for the year 2003-2004. The estimated
expenditure provision in the budget is Rs.2.86 lakh while the balance shown
is Rs.25,500. The main revenue sources are octroi Rs.25 lakh, house tax
Rs.30 lakh, rent Rs.50 lakh, sopo tax Rs.4.5 lakh. (NT)

JESUS' PORTRAIT AT CAMURLIM: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church at Camurlim
saw streams of visitors in a bid to have a glimpse of the portrait of the
sacred Heart of Jesus since Friday morning. When contacted, Parish Priest
Fr Antonio Lopes said he expected a representative of the Bishop to come to
the Church to take the portrait (a careful study) . (H)

GU'S STRESS ON COMMUNICATION SYSTEM: The vice-chancellor of Goa University
(GU), Prof PS Zacarias announcing varsity's five-year plan projections,
proposed innovations in the academic programmes said that stress would be
given on modernization of communication system and enhancement of
examination mechanism. (NT)

GOLD STOLEN IN VASCO: Gold ornaments worth Rs.92,000 were stolen from a
goldsmith's shop in broad daylight at the FL Gomes road in port town Vasco
on February 28. (H)

NO TRUST MOTION: Four members of the Carmona panchayat have served a notice
of no trust motion against the deputy Sarpanch, Nesbit D'Costa. (H)

ACCUSED CONFESSES: Mapusa police achieved a major breakthrough on Friday
(Feb 28), when two persons arrested in connection with the attempted
dacoity at the residence of Ivo Saldanha opposite the Mapusa Civil Court,
confessed their involvement in causing the death of 77-year-old Edwin
D'Cunha of Peddem-Mapusa. The Mapusa police had found a highly decomposed
body of D'Cunha at his residence on November 11, 2002. (H)

REPAIR THESE ROADS: Despite servicing the virtual heart of the State's
tourist industry the northern coastal belt, encompassing the villages of
Sinquerim, Candolim and Calangute, roads in the area are in a pitiable
condition. Accidents, involving foreign and domestic tourists and locals
are a regular occurrence along the narrow roads where confusion reigns
supreme. Despite covering a large area that is densely populated the belt
does not have its own traffic police cell and police men attached to the
Calangute police station are often put on traffic duty. (GT)

BSL ANNOUNCEMENT: BSNL Deputy General Manager KV Rao has informed that the
BSNL would release about 12,000 connections all over South Goa, while one
WILL exchange at Canacona will be commissioned by March end. Rao was
speaking at the inauguration of the new CDOT RSU telephone exchange at
Talpona, Poinguinim, on February 28. (H)

HELMETS FROM 7 MAR: Use of helmets will once again be enforced along the
state's highways from 7 March. In an innovative measure, meant to increase
the effectiveness of the drive, all senior police officers will be issued
notice books where they will be expected to note down numbers of offenders.
Even if the challan is not issued on the spot it does not mean that
violators will go scot-free since the challan may be issued later. (GT)

WELL, WATER REGULATION SOON: Digging of new wells, extraction and
transportation of ground water in scheduled areas will be regulated soon
after a date for enforcement of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Rules,
2003, is notified. The Act was passed in January last year. (GT)

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS: Kala Academy chairman Pratapsingh Rane will
inaugurate "Goan Professional Artists", an exhibition of paintings, at the
Kala Academy art gallery, Panaji, at 4 pm on March 3. The exhibition will
be on view till 9 March from 10 am to 7 pm.

UNVEILING OF "NAKED GOA": Tony Martin's fifth book "Naked Goa" will be
released on 2 March at 4 pm at the Municipality Hall, Chaudi, Canacona.
"Naked Goa" takes a caustic look at the emerging Goa beyond its natural
beauty and architectural heritage. (GT)

SHINDE IS GUJ GEN SECY: Audumber Shinde was unanimously elected as general
secretary of the Goa Union of Journalists, on February 28.

US-BASED GOAN NGO FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
US-based non-profit NGO working for the betterment of Goa and Goans
worldwide, has announced its annual Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003. In all
six fellowships will be shared by: Gurunath Kelekar of the Movement for
Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Riva Vaz of the Mustard Seed
Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas Naik Jorge
of Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaik of Pilgao Yuvak Kala Manch and
Bailancho Saad, Paul Fernandes of the "Gomantak Times" for his quiet but
persistent pursuit of those social issues that impact the common person. (H)

MAHASHIVRATRI, FESTIVAL OF LORD SHIVA: Chants of "Om Namah Shiva" and other
religious ceremonies will echo in the air, as the Hindu community in the
State will usher in Mahashivratri, the festival of Lord Shiva today (March
1). The festival symbolizes the wedding day of Shiv and Parvati. On this
day, married women and unmarried girls perform "puja" with great faith and
fervour, since Parvati is considered the Gauri, the giver of "suhag"good
husbands, marital bliss and a long and prosperous married life. Some women
fast throughout the day. The festival is celebrated in different temples in
Goa. At Tambdi Surla, the festival is celebrated in a grand way. (H)

WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE: "The iron ore and ferromanganese industry
of Goa has revolutionized the State's economy during the past 60 years.
From a few hundred metric tones of production in the forties, the industry
has not exceeded to 15 million MT. Much of the production is exported to
Japan, China and South Korea. Directly and indirectly the mining industry
of Goa sustains thousands of jobs between Advalpale to Codlia mineral rich
belt which cuts across the Mandovi and the Zuari basin. The mining industry
brings to the nation about Rs.1000 cr in foreign exchange annually. At
least seventy-five villages and towns like Bicholim, Sanquelim, Sanguem,
Sanvordem in Goa have based their economies on mining industry. It is
inconceivable that someone would find a perfect substitute for the mining
industry for the next 50 years." (Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

MAINA THRASH AMBELIM: Maina Spots Club came from behind of a two-goal
deficit to hammer seven goals past Ambelim Sports Club in the GFA Third
Division League, to book a berth in next season's Second Division League,
at Fatorda on February 28. (H)

SALIGAO SPORTING UP: Saligao Sports Club defeated Calangute Association 2-1
in the VM Salgaocar soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
28 Feb: Chinchinim-Deussua: NISCERATA THEODORA VIEGAS, wife of late
Alex, mother of Celina/Jose, Simplina/Francis and Mary.
28 Feb: Loutulim-Nacorda: FRANCISCO RODRIGUES, husband of late
Antoniette, father of late Avelino, Melba/Joaquim Sequeira, Mihel/Jessica,
Jasmine, Seny/Alfred Dias.
28 Feb: Vasco: MARIA JACINTA CARDOZO, wife of late Caitano, mother of
Jose Francisco/Joanita, late Mario/Isabel, Ruzai/Patrik de Souza, Maria
Rosa/John Sebastian Dias.
28 Feb: Anjuna-Praias: ARCHANGELA D'SOUZA, wife of Anthony, mother of
Leo/Philomena, Joe/Doris, Assumption/Maria (Dubai-Candolim) and Yvette/Sally.
28 Feb: Betalbatim: ANTONIO MARIA TITO BARRETO, husband of Rose, father
of Adrian, Audrey/Samson de Souza (Dubai), Sheldon.
28 Feb: Navelim: KRISHNANATH BABURAO NAIK, husband of Usha, father of
Aarti and Amita.

Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A very dull and cloudy morning.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-01 05:50:52 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 01, 2003

POPULIST BUDGET: Finance Minister Jaswant Singh's maiden budget for 2003-04
yesterday (Feb 28) belied middle class and industry expectations making no
changes in direct tax rates but abolished the five per cent surcharge on
personal income tax, retained the tax sops on housing loans and small
savings, hiked the standard deduction and slapped a ten per cent surcharge
on incomes about Rs.8.5 lakh. (PTI report in GT)

BUDGET MANTRA: SPEND MORE: The message of the diplomat turned Finance
Minister Jaswant Singh in his maiden budget, which should please the
maidens in the kitchen among others, is clear. Spend, splurge, have a good
time today because tomorrow is uncertain. (Rajan Narayan in Herald)

TIVIM RAPE CASE: The Mapusa police yesterday registered a case against
Dharmendra Kauthankar of Tivim for allegedly kidnapping and raping minor
girl from Tivim. (GT)

MINORS HELD FOR ROBBING: Three minors were arrested by the Bicholim police
for allegedly robbing cash and gold ornaments worth about Rs.55,000 from
the house of Mr Bashir Aga of Sanquelim. The three have since been sent to
Bal Niketan on a 12-day remand. (NT)

KING MOMO TO USHER IN CARNIVAL: The Panaji Carnival committee in
collaboration with the Directorate of tourism will organise the Carnival
and Intruz Festival laying more emphasizes on traditional floats from Santa
Cruz, Caranzalem, Salcete, Piedade and Divar today (Mar 1) between 2.30 pm
to 3.30 pm. The committee will present a typical Intruz before the start of
the parade. People are therefore requested to wear colourful clothes, hats,
etc and attend the parade at least at 2.30 pm to see what exactly Intruz of
the past was. Basilio Soares from Panaji is King Momo this year and Vanessa
Rodrigues from Candolim is Queen Momo.(GT)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS: It's Carnival time in Goa again but with the crucial
India/Pakistan cricket match, which coincides with the Carnival
celebrations today afternoon, it is not known who will draw the biggest
audience. (H)

BICHOLIM COUNCIL BUDGET: The Bicholim Municipal Council, on February 28,
passed the balanced budget for the year 2003-2004. The estimated
expenditure provision in the budget is Rs.2.86 lakh while the balance shown
is Rs.25,500. The main revenue sources are octroi Rs.25 lakh, house tax
Rs.30 lakh, rent Rs.50 lakh, sopo tax Rs.4.5 lakh. (NT)

JESUS' PORTRAIT AT CAMURLIM: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church at Camurlim
saw streams of visitors in a bid to have a glimpse of the portrait of the
sacred Heart of Jesus since Friday morning. When contacted, Parish Priest
Fr Antonio Lopes said he expected a representative of the Bishop to come to
the Church to take the portrait (a careful study) . (H)

GU'S STRESS ON COMMUNICATION SYSTEM: The vice-chancellor of Goa University
(GU), Prof PS Zacarias announcing varsity's five-year plan projections,
proposed innovations in the academic programmes said that stress would be
given on modernization of communication system and enhancement of
examination mechanism. (NT)

GOLD STOLEN IN VASCO: Gold ornaments worth Rs.92,000 were stolen from a
goldsmith's shop in broad daylight at the FL Gomes road in port town Vasco
on February 28. (H)

NO TRUST MOTION: Four members of the Carmona panchayat have served a notice
of no trust motion against the deputy Sarpanch, Nesbit D'Costa. (H)

ACCUSED CONFESSES: Mapusa police achieved a major breakthrough on Friday
(Feb 28), when two persons arrested in connection with the attempted
dacoity at the residence of Ivo Saldanha opposite the Mapusa Civil Court,
confessed their involvement in causing the death of 77-year-old Edwin
D'Cunha of Peddem-Mapusa. The Mapusa police had found a highly decomposed
body of D'Cunha at his residence on November 11, 2002. (H)

REPAIR THESE ROADS: Despite servicing the virtual heart of the State's
tourist industry the northern coastal belt, encompassing the villages of
Sinquerim, Candolim and Calangute, roads in the area are in a pitiable
condition. Accidents, involving foreign and domestic tourists and locals
are a regular occurrence along the narrow roads where confusion reigns
supreme. Despite covering a large area that is densely populated the belt
does not have its own traffic police cell and police men attached to the
Calangute police station are often put on traffic duty. (GT)

BSL ANNOUNCEMENT: BSNL Deputy General Manager KV Rao has informed that the
BSNL would release about 12,000 connections all over South Goa, while one
WILL exchange at Canacona will be commissioned by March end. Rao was
speaking at the inauguration of the new CDOT RSU telephone exchange at
Talpona, Poinguinim, on February 28. (H)

HELMETS FROM 7 MAR: Use of helmets will once again be enforced along the
state's highways from 7 March. In an innovative measure, meant to increase
the effectiveness of the drive, all senior police officers will be issued
notice books where they will be expected to note down numbers of offenders.
Even if the challan is not issued on the spot it does not mean that
violators will go scot-free since the challan may be issued later. (GT)

WELL, WATER REGULATION SOON: Digging of new wells, extraction and
transportation of ground water in scheduled areas will be regulated soon
after a date for enforcement of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Rules,
2003, is notified. The Act was passed in January last year. (GT)

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS: Kala Academy chairman Pratapsingh Rane will
inaugurate "Goan Professional Artists", an exhibition of paintings, at the
Kala Academy art gallery, Panaji, at 4 pm on March 3. The exhibition will
be on view till 9 March from 10 am to 7 pm.

UNVEILING OF "NAKED GOA": Tony Martin's fifth book "Naked Goa" will be
released on 2 March at 4 pm at the Municipality Hall, Chaudi, Canacona.
"Naked Goa" takes a caustic look at the emerging Goa beyond its natural
beauty and architectural heritage. (GT)

SHINDE IS GUJ GEN SECY: Audumber Shinde was unanimously elected as general
secretary of the Goa Union of Journalists, on February 28.

US-BASED GOAN NGO FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
US-based non-profit NGO working for the betterment of Goa and Goans
worldwide, has announced its annual Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003. In all
six fellowships will be shared by: Gurunath Kelekar of the Movement for
Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Riva Vaz of the Mustard Seed
Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas Naik Jorge
of Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaik of Pilgao Yuvak Kala Manch and
Bailancho Saad, Paul Fernandes of the "Gomantak Times" for his quiet but
persistent pursuit of those social issues that impact the common person. (H)

MAHASHIVRATRI, FESTIVAL OF LORD SHIVA: Chants of "Om Namah Shiva" and other
religious ceremonies will echo in the air, as the Hindu community in the
State will usher in Mahashivratri, the festival of Lord Shiva today (March
1). The festival symbolizes the wedding day of Shiv and Parvati. On this
day, married women and unmarried girls perform "puja" with great faith and
fervour, since Parvati is considered the Gauri, the giver of "suhag"good
husbands, marital bliss and a long and prosperous married life. Some women
fast throughout the day. The festival is celebrated in different temples in
Goa. At Tambdi Surla, the festival is celebrated in a grand way. (H)

WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE: "The iron ore and ferromanganese industry
of Goa has revolutionized the State's economy during the past 60 years.
From a few hundred metric tones of production in the forties, the industry
has not exceeded to 15 million MT. Much of the production is exported to
Japan, China and South Korea. Directly and indirectly the mining industry
of Goa sustains thousands of jobs between Advalpale to Codlia mineral rich
belt which cuts across the Mandovi and the Zuari basin. The mining industry
brings to the nation about Rs.1000 cr in foreign exchange annually. At
least seventy-five villages and towns like Bicholim, Sanquelim, Sanguem,
Sanvordem in Goa have based their economies on mining industry. It is
inconceivable that someone would find a perfect substitute for the mining
industry for the next 50 years." (Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

MAINA THRASH AMBELIM: Maina Spots Club came from behind of a two-goal
deficit to hammer seven goals past Ambelim Sports Club in the GFA Third
Division League, to book a berth in next season's Second Division League,
at Fatorda on February 28. (H)

SALIGAO SPORTING UP: Saligao Sports Club defeated Calangute Association 2-1
in the VM Salgaocar soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
28 Feb: Chinchinim-Deussua: NISCERATA THEODORA VIEGAS, wife of late
Alex, mother of Celina/Jose, Simplina/Francis and Mary.
28 Feb: Loutulim-Nacorda: FRANCISCO RODRIGUES, husband of late
Antoniette, father of late Avelino, Melba/Joaquim Sequeira, Mihel/Jessica,
Jasmine, Seny/Alfred Dias.
28 Feb: Vasco: MARIA JACINTA CARDOZO, wife of late Caitano, mother of
Jose Francisco/Joanita, late Mario/Isabel, Ruzai/Patrik de Souza, Maria
Rosa/John Sebastian Dias.
28 Feb: Anjuna-Praias: ARCHANGELA D'SOUZA, wife of Anthony, mother of
Leo/Philomena, Joe/Doris, Assumption/Maria (Dubai-Candolim) and Yvette/Sally.
28 Feb: Betalbatim: ANTONIO MARIA TITO BARRETO, husband of Rose, father
of Adrian, Audrey/Samson de Souza (Dubai), Sheldon.
28 Feb: Navelim: KRISHNANATH BABURAO NAIK, husband of Usha, father of
Aarti and Amita.

Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A very dull and cloudy morning.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-01 05:50:52 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 01, 2003

POPULIST BUDGET: Finance Minister Jaswant Singh's maiden budget for 2003-04
yesterday (Feb 28) belied middle class and industry expectations making no
changes in direct tax rates but abolished the five per cent surcharge on
personal income tax, retained the tax sops on housing loans and small
savings, hiked the standard deduction and slapped a ten per cent surcharge
on incomes about Rs.8.5 lakh. (PTI report in GT)

BUDGET MANTRA: SPEND MORE: The message of the diplomat turned Finance
Minister Jaswant Singh in his maiden budget, which should please the
maidens in the kitchen among others, is clear. Spend, splurge, have a good
time today because tomorrow is uncertain. (Rajan Narayan in Herald)

TIVIM RAPE CASE: The Mapusa police yesterday registered a case against
Dharmendra Kauthankar of Tivim for allegedly kidnapping and raping minor
girl from Tivim. (GT)

MINORS HELD FOR ROBBING: Three minors were arrested by the Bicholim police
for allegedly robbing cash and gold ornaments worth about Rs.55,000 from
the house of Mr Bashir Aga of Sanquelim. The three have since been sent to
Bal Niketan on a 12-day remand. (NT)

KING MOMO TO USHER IN CARNIVAL: The Panaji Carnival committee in
collaboration with the Directorate of tourism will organise the Carnival
and Intruz Festival laying more emphasizes on traditional floats from Santa
Cruz, Caranzalem, Salcete, Piedade and Divar today (Mar 1) between 2.30 pm
to 3.30 pm. The committee will present a typical Intruz before the start of
the parade. People are therefore requested to wear colourful clothes, hats,
etc and attend the parade at least at 2.30 pm to see what exactly Intruz of
the past was. Basilio Soares from Panaji is King Momo this year and Vanessa
Rodrigues from Candolim is Queen Momo.(GT)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS: It's Carnival time in Goa again but with the crucial
India/Pakistan cricket match, which coincides with the Carnival
celebrations today afternoon, it is not known who will draw the biggest
audience. (H)

BICHOLIM COUNCIL BUDGET: The Bicholim Municipal Council, on February 28,
passed the balanced budget for the year 2003-2004. The estimated
expenditure provision in the budget is Rs.2.86 lakh while the balance shown
is Rs.25,500. The main revenue sources are octroi Rs.25 lakh, house tax
Rs.30 lakh, rent Rs.50 lakh, sopo tax Rs.4.5 lakh. (NT)

JESUS' PORTRAIT AT CAMURLIM: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church at Camurlim
saw streams of visitors in a bid to have a glimpse of the portrait of the
sacred Heart of Jesus since Friday morning. When contacted, Parish Priest
Fr Antonio Lopes said he expected a representative of the Bishop to come to
the Church to take the portrait (a careful study) . (H)

GU'S STRESS ON COMMUNICATION SYSTEM: The vice-chancellor of Goa University
(GU), Prof PS Zacarias announcing varsity's five-year plan projections,
proposed innovations in the academic programmes said that stress would be
given on modernization of communication system and enhancement of
examination mechanism. (NT)

GOLD STOLEN IN VASCO: Gold ornaments worth Rs.92,000 were stolen from a
goldsmith's shop in broad daylight at the FL Gomes road in port town Vasco
on February 28. (H)

NO TRUST MOTION: Four members of the Carmona panchayat have served a notice
of no trust motion against the deputy Sarpanch, Nesbit D'Costa. (H)

ACCUSED CONFESSES: Mapusa police achieved a major breakthrough on Friday
(Feb 28), when two persons arrested in connection with the attempted
dacoity at the residence of Ivo Saldanha opposite the Mapusa Civil Court,
confessed their involvement in causing the death of 77-year-old Edwin
D'Cunha of Peddem-Mapusa. The Mapusa police had found a highly decomposed
body of D'Cunha at his residence on November 11, 2002. (H)

REPAIR THESE ROADS: Despite servicing the virtual heart of the State's
tourist industry the northern coastal belt, encompassing the villages of
Sinquerim, Candolim and Calangute, roads in the area are in a pitiable
condition. Accidents, involving foreign and domestic tourists and locals
are a regular occurrence along the narrow roads where confusion reigns
supreme. Despite covering a large area that is densely populated the belt
does not have its own traffic police cell and police men attached to the
Calangute police station are often put on traffic duty. (GT)

BSL ANNOUNCEMENT: BSNL Deputy General Manager KV Rao has informed that the
BSNL would release about 12,000 connections all over South Goa, while one
WILL exchange at Canacona will be commissioned by March end. Rao was
speaking at the inauguration of the new CDOT RSU telephone exchange at
Talpona, Poinguinim, on February 28. (H)

HELMETS FROM 7 MAR: Use of helmets will once again be enforced along the
state's highways from 7 March. In an innovative measure, meant to increase
the effectiveness of the drive, all senior police officers will be issued
notice books where they will be expected to note down numbers of offenders.
Even if the challan is not issued on the spot it does not mean that
violators will go scot-free since the challan may be issued later. (GT)

WELL, WATER REGULATION SOON: Digging of new wells, extraction and
transportation of ground water in scheduled areas will be regulated soon
after a date for enforcement of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Rules,
2003, is notified. The Act was passed in January last year. (GT)

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS: Kala Academy chairman Pratapsingh Rane will
inaugurate "Goan Professional Artists", an exhibition of paintings, at the
Kala Academy art gallery, Panaji, at 4 pm on March 3. The exhibition will
be on view till 9 March from 10 am to 7 pm.

UNVEILING OF "NAKED GOA": Tony Martin's fifth book "Naked Goa" will be
released on 2 March at 4 pm at the Municipality Hall, Chaudi, Canacona.
"Naked Goa" takes a caustic look at the emerging Goa beyond its natural
beauty and architectural heritage. (GT)

SHINDE IS GUJ GEN SECY: Audumber Shinde was unanimously elected as general
secretary of the Goa Union of Journalists, on February 28.

US-BASED GOAN NGO FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
US-based non-profit NGO working for the betterment of Goa and Goans
worldwide, has announced its annual Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003. In all
six fellowships will be shared by: Gurunath Kelekar of the Movement for
Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Riva Vaz of the Mustard Seed
Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas Naik Jorge
of Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaik of Pilgao Yuvak Kala Manch and
Bailancho Saad, Paul Fernandes of the "Gomantak Times" for his quiet but
persistent pursuit of those social issues that impact the common person. (H)

MAHASHIVRATRI, FESTIVAL OF LORD SHIVA: Chants of "Om Namah Shiva" and other
religious ceremonies will echo in the air, as the Hindu community in the
State will usher in Mahashivratri, the festival of Lord Shiva today (March
1). The festival symbolizes the wedding day of Shiv and Parvati. On this
day, married women and unmarried girls perform "puja" with great faith and
fervour, since Parvati is considered the Gauri, the giver of "suhag"good
husbands, marital bliss and a long and prosperous married life. Some women
fast throughout the day. The festival is celebrated in different temples in
Goa. At Tambdi Surla, the festival is celebrated in a grand way. (H)

WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE: "The iron ore and ferromanganese industry
of Goa has revolutionized the State's economy during the past 60 years.
From a few hundred metric tones of production in the forties, the industry
has not exceeded to 15 million MT. Much of the production is exported to
Japan, China and South Korea. Directly and indirectly the mining industry
of Goa sustains thousands of jobs between Advalpale to Codlia mineral rich
belt which cuts across the Mandovi and the Zuari basin. The mining industry
brings to the nation about Rs.1000 cr in foreign exchange annually. At
least seventy-five villages and towns like Bicholim, Sanquelim, Sanguem,
Sanvordem in Goa have based their economies on mining industry. It is
inconceivable that someone would find a perfect substitute for the mining
industry for the next 50 years." (Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

MAINA THRASH AMBELIM: Maina Spots Club came from behind of a two-goal
deficit to hammer seven goals past Ambelim Sports Club in the GFA Third
Division League, to book a berth in next season's Second Division League,
at Fatorda on February 28. (H)

SALIGAO SPORTING UP: Saligao Sports Club defeated Calangute Association 2-1
in the VM Salgaocar soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
28 Feb: Chinchinim-Deussua: NISCERATA THEODORA VIEGAS, wife of late
Alex, mother of Celina/Jose, Simplina/Francis and Mary.
28 Feb: Loutulim-Nacorda: FRANCISCO RODRIGUES, husband of late
Antoniette, father of late Avelino, Melba/Joaquim Sequeira, Mihel/Jessica,
Jasmine, Seny/Alfred Dias.
28 Feb: Vasco: MARIA JACINTA CARDOZO, wife of late Caitano, mother of
Jose Francisco/Joanita, late Mario/Isabel, Ruzai/Patrik de Souza, Maria
Rosa/John Sebastian Dias.
28 Feb: Anjuna-Praias: ARCHANGELA D'SOUZA, wife of Anthony, mother of
Leo/Philomena, Joe/Doris, Assumption/Maria (Dubai-Candolim) and Yvette/Sally.
28 Feb: Betalbatim: ANTONIO MARIA TITO BARRETO, husband of Rose, father
of Adrian, Audrey/Samson de Souza (Dubai), Sheldon.
28 Feb: Navelim: KRISHNANATH BABURAO NAIK, husband of Usha, father of
Aarti and Amita.

Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A very dull and cloudy morning.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 01, 2003

POPULIST BUDGET: Finance Minister Jaswant Singh's maiden budget for 2003-04
yesterday (Feb 28) belied middle class and industry expectations making no
changes in direct tax rates but abolished the five per cent surcharge on
personal income tax, retained the tax sops on housing loans and small
savings, hiked the standard deduction and slapped a ten per cent surcharge
on incomes about Rs.8.5 lakh. (PTI report in GT)

BUDGET MANTRA: SPEND MORE: The message of the diplomat turned Finance
Minister Jaswant Singh in his maiden budget, which should please the
maidens in the kitchen among others, is clear. Spend, splurge, have a good
time today because tomorrow is uncertain. (Rajan Narayan in Herald)

TIVIM RAPE CASE: The Mapusa police yesterday registered a case against
Dharmendra Kauthankar of Tivim for allegedly kidnapping and raping minor
girl from Tivim. (GT)

MINORS HELD FOR ROBBING: Three minors were arrested by the Bicholim police
for allegedly robbing cash and gold ornaments worth about Rs.55,000 from
the house of Mr Bashir Aga of Sanquelim. The three have since been sent to
Bal Niketan on a 12-day remand. (NT)

KING MOMO TO USHER IN CARNIVAL: The Panaji Carnival committee in
collaboration with the Directorate of tourism will organise the Carnival
and Intruz Festival laying more emphasizes on traditional floats from Santa
Cruz, Caranzalem, Salcete, Piedade and Divar today (Mar 1) between 2.30 pm
to 3.30 pm. The committee will present a typical Intruz before the start of
the parade. People are therefore requested to wear colourful clothes, hats,
etc and attend the parade at least at 2.30 pm to see what exactly Intruz of
the past was. Basilio Soares from Panaji is King Momo this year and Vanessa
Rodrigues from Candolim is Queen Momo.(GT)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS: It's Carnival time in Goa again but with the crucial
India/Pakistan cricket match, which coincides with the Carnival
celebrations today afternoon, it is not known who will draw the biggest
audience. (H)

BICHOLIM COUNCIL BUDGET: The Bicholim Municipal Council, on February 28,
passed the balanced budget for the year 2003-2004. The estimated
expenditure provision in the budget is Rs.2.86 lakh while the balance shown
is Rs.25,500. The main revenue sources are octroi Rs.25 lakh, house tax
Rs.30 lakh, rent Rs.50 lakh, sopo tax Rs.4.5 lakh. (NT)

JESUS' PORTRAIT AT CAMURLIM: The Our Lady of Candelaria Church at Camurlim
saw streams of visitors in a bid to have a glimpse of the portrait of the
sacred Heart of Jesus since Friday morning. When contacted, Parish Priest
Fr Antonio Lopes said he expected a representative of the Bishop to come to
the Church to take the portrait (a careful study) . (H)

GU'S STRESS ON COMMUNICATION SYSTEM: The vice-chancellor of Goa University
(GU), Prof PS Zacarias announcing varsity's five-year plan projections,
proposed innovations in the academic programmes said that stress would be
given on modernization of communication system and enhancement of
examination mechanism. (NT)

GOLD STOLEN IN VASCO: Gold ornaments worth Rs.92,000 were stolen from a
goldsmith's shop in broad daylight at the FL Gomes road in port town Vasco
on February 28. (H)

NO TRUST MOTION: Four members of the Carmona panchayat have served a notice
of no trust motion against the deputy Sarpanch, Nesbit D'Costa. (H)

ACCUSED CONFESSES: Mapusa police achieved a major breakthrough on Friday
(Feb 28), when two persons arrested in connection with the attempted
dacoity at the residence of Ivo Saldanha opposite the Mapusa Civil Court,
confessed their involvement in causing the death of 77-year-old Edwin
D'Cunha of Peddem-Mapusa. The Mapusa police had found a highly decomposed
body of D'Cunha at his residence on November 11, 2002. (H)

REPAIR THESE ROADS: Despite servicing the virtual heart of the State's
tourist industry the northern coastal belt, encompassing the villages of
Sinquerim, Candolim and Calangute, roads in the area are in a pitiable
condition. Accidents, involving foreign and domestic tourists and locals
are a regular occurrence along the narrow roads where confusion reigns
supreme. Despite covering a large area that is densely populated the belt
does not have its own traffic police cell and police men attached to the
Calangute police station are often put on traffic duty. (GT)

BSL ANNOUNCEMENT: BSNL Deputy General Manager KV Rao has informed that the
BSNL would release about 12,000 connections all over South Goa, while one
WILL exchange at Canacona will be commissioned by March end. Rao was
speaking at the inauguration of the new CDOT RSU telephone exchange at
Talpona, Poinguinim, on February 28. (H)

HELMETS FROM 7 MAR: Use of helmets will once again be enforced along the
state's highways from 7 March. In an innovative measure, meant to increase
the effectiveness of the drive, all senior police officers will be issued
notice books where they will be expected to note down numbers of offenders.
Even if the challan is not issued on the spot it does not mean that
violators will go scot-free since the challan may be issued later. (GT)

WELL, WATER REGULATION SOON: Digging of new wells, extraction and
transportation of ground water in scheduled areas will be regulated soon
after a date for enforcement of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Rules,
2003, is notified. The Act was passed in January last year. (GT)

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS: Kala Academy chairman Pratapsingh Rane will
inaugurate "Goan Professional Artists", an exhibition of paintings, at the
Kala Academy art gallery, Panaji, at 4 pm on March 3. The exhibition will
be on view till 9 March from 10 am to 7 pm.

UNVEILING OF "NAKED GOA": Tony Martin's fifth book "Naked Goa" will be
released on 2 March at 4 pm at the Municipality Hall, Chaudi, Canacona.
"Naked Goa" takes a caustic look at the emerging Goa beyond its natural
beauty and architectural heritage. (GT)

SHINDE IS GUJ GEN SECY: Audumber Shinde was unanimously elected as general
secretary of the Goa Union of Journalists, on February 28.

US-BASED GOAN NGO FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
US-based non-profit NGO working for the betterment of Goa and Goans
worldwide, has announced its annual Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003. In all
six fellowships will be shared by: Gurunath Kelekar of the Movement for
Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Riva Vaz of the Mustard Seed
Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas Naik Jorge
of Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaik of Pilgao Yuvak Kala Manch and
Bailancho Saad, Paul Fernandes of the "Gomantak Times" for his quiet but
persistent pursuit of those social issues that impact the common person. (H)

MAHASHIVRATRI, FESTIVAL OF LORD SHIVA: Chants of "Om Namah Shiva" and other
religious ceremonies will echo in the air, as the Hindu community in the
State will usher in Mahashivratri, the festival of Lord Shiva today (March
1). The festival symbolizes the wedding day of Shiv and Parvati. On this
day, married women and unmarried girls perform "puja" with great faith and
fervour, since Parvati is considered the Gauri, the giver of "suhag"good
husbands, marital bliss and a long and prosperous married life. Some women
fast throughout the day. The festival is celebrated in different temples in
Goa. At Tambdi Surla, the festival is celebrated in a grand way. (H)

WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE: "The iron ore and ferromanganese industry
of Goa has revolutionized the State's economy during the past 60 years.
From a few hundred metric tones of production in the forties, the industry
has not exceeded to 15 million MT. Much of the production is exported to
Japan, China and South Korea. Directly and indirectly the mining industry
of Goa sustains thousands of jobs between Advalpale to Codlia mineral rich
belt which cuts across the Mandovi and the Zuari basin. The mining industry
brings to the nation about Rs.1000 cr in foreign exchange annually. At
least seventy-five villages and towns like Bicholim, Sanquelim, Sanguem,
Sanvordem in Goa have based their economies on mining industry. It is
inconceivable that someone would find a perfect substitute for the mining
industry for the next 50 years." (Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

MAINA THRASH AMBELIM: Maina Spots Club came from behind of a two-goal
deficit to hammer seven goals past Ambelim Sports Club in the GFA Third
Division League, to book a berth in next season's Second Division League,
at Fatorda on February 28. (H)

SALIGAO SPORTING UP: Saligao Sports Club defeated Calangute Association 2-1
in the VM Salgaocar soccer tournament. (H)

D E A T H S
28 Feb: Chinchinim-Deussua: NISCERATA THEODORA VIEGAS, wife of late
Alex, mother of Celina/Jose, Simplina/Francis and Mary.
28 Feb: Loutulim-Nacorda: FRANCISCO RODRIGUES, husband of late
Antoniette, father of late Avelino, Melba/Joaquim Sequeira, Mihel/Jessica,
Jasmine, Seny/Alfred Dias.
28 Feb: Vasco: MARIA JACINTA CARDOZO, wife of late Caitano, mother of
Jose Francisco/Joanita, late Mario/Isabel, Ruzai/Patrik de Souza, Maria
Rosa/John Sebastian Dias.
28 Feb: Anjuna-Praias: ARCHANGELA D'SOUZA, wife of Anthony, mother of
Leo/Philomena, Joe/Doris, Assumption/Maria (Dubai-Candolim) and Yvette/Sally.
28 Feb: Betalbatim: ANTONIO MARIA TITO BARRETO, husband of Rose, father
of Adrian, Audrey/Samson de Souza (Dubai), Sheldon.
28 Feb: Navelim: KRISHNANATH BABURAO NAIK, husband of Usha, father of
Aarti and Amita.

Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A very dull and cloudy morning.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow

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