2004-06-29 03:43:53 UTC
29 June 2004
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Lok ttikka magtat, punn tankam fokot ul'lekh zai."
(People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.) "domnic fernandes"
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goacomNews27 June 04
H I G H L I G H T S
* Tourism has replaced mining as Goa's premiere industry: Digambar Kamat *
New DGP Amod Kanth takes charge * Sao Joao festival celebrated.
GoaNOW Webzine June 2004 at http://www.goacom.com/goanow
GOVERNOR ROW: SPARKS IN ASSEMBLY: The Goa Legislative Assembly was adjourned
for half an hour on its opening day yesterday (June 28) following
pandemonium by Opposition Congress alleging 'misuse' of official machinery
by the Governor Kidarnath Sahni and his office. Speaker Vishwas Satarkar
adjourned the proceedings for 30 minutes soon after Question Hour concluded,
as the Opposition MLAs insisted on their demand for a discussion on a
report, which appeared in the "Indian Express" recently. (GT)
"RAI DIDN'T MEET GOVERNOR": The Raj Bhavan has denied that Pradeep Kumar Rai
ever met Governor Kidar Nath Sahani or knew him or visited the Raj Bhavan
prior to 29 November, 2003, and stated that report in a section of the press
wash 'highly misleading, insinuatory and factually incorrect'. (GT)
COURT STAYS CET: The Bombay High Court at Goa Division Bench passed an
interim order yesterday (June 28) restraining the State government here from
conducting the Common Entrance Test for the academic year 2004-05 only.
Meanwhile, in an apparent about turn, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said
that there was no need for Common Entrance Test for admission to
professional colleges this year and the government would strive to find out
ways of obviating a need for the test by approaching the Supreme Court. (GT)
WEARING OF HELMETS: Chief Minister said wearing of helmets would be made
compulsory in a couple of weeks time and also strong action would be taken
against owners of vehicles with tinted glasses. (GT)
FROM ASSEMBLY PROCEEDINGS:
16 GOVT SCHOOLS CLOSED: Sixteen government schools in the state closed
down in 2003-04 due to nil enrolment while 16 other schools have less than
five students in a class. Among those that are functioning the government
has identified 500 schools, which are in need of repairs.
CYBERAGE SCHEME: 887 complaints were received from the 17,324 students who
have availed of the computers under the cyberage scheme.
ROAD ACCIDENTS: In all 145 persons died in road accidents up to May 2004,
as compared to 88 in the corresponding period last year, CM Parrikar told
NON-MUSTER ROLL EMPLOYEES: The State government created 1187 posts in
various government departs from 10 Feb 2003 till date, of which 702 posts
were used to regularize the NMR employees.
CARDOZO, FR COSTA'S DEATH CONDOLED: The Goa Legislative Assembly condoled
the untimely death of two towering pillars of Konkani movement, freedom
fighter and journalist Felicio Cardozo, and founder, publisher and editor of
'Gulab' in a tragic accident on 17 May near Hubli.
GOVT SAVES 32 CRORE: The State government has saved about Rs.32 crore on
interest payment by swapping old loans to the tune of Rs.262 crore last
year, CM stated. The total debt position of the State since 29 September
2003 till December 2003 was Rs.24,87,67,16,000.
APPROPRIATION BILL: The Goa Appropriation Bill, 2004, which seeks to
authorize the government to withdraw Rs.6,14,32,00,000 from the Consolidated
Fund to meet expenditure for various departments during July and August was
FOUR LANING: CM said the four-laning process in Porvorim will start soon
and a new alignment will steer traffic off the main road. (GT)
TOURISM BHAVAN: The Chief Minister assured the House that the government
can still consider the proposal of Paryathan Bhavan at Merces provided the
Santa Cruz MLA doesn't obstruct land filling in the area.
MOTION ON SONIA DISALLOWED: Opposition Leader Pratapsing Rane yesterday
performed a solo act by walking out of the assembly in protest against the
Speaker's decision to disallow his motion of congratulations to Congress
president Sonia Gandhi on the electoral victory. (H)
US TOURIST DROWNS: Tragedy struck a group of students from California-USA,
when a 20-year-old student identified as Mohammed Momin Abbas of Atlanta,
met a watery grave at Vagator on June 28 afternoon. A group of about 14
students and two professors had arrived in the State on a study tour. The
group was camping at the NIO guest house at Dona Paula. (H)
COUPLE MURDERED: In a sensational double murder, a man and woman were found
murdered in an isolated forest area at Nevra-Vantem near the forest nursery
at Cootamol about 15 km away from Cuncolim, on June 28 night. The police
disclosed the names of the deceased as Rayu Faldessai (65) and Shantu
Faldessai (60). There were injuries on the stomach and other parts of the
body of the deceased. The couple used to stay in a house in the area and the
police suspect that they were murdered in the house and their bodies dumped
in the forest. (GT)
US GROUP TO PERFORM: The Yale Whiffenpoofs - A Capella singing group from
the United States will perform on July 4 at Cidade de Goa, Dona Paula. (H)
MBA PROGRAMME AT PORVORIM: The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of
India National College, Alto Porvorim, has introduced a 2-year full time
Master of Business administration programme in Goa. (H)
HOUSE FOR BLIND: District 3170 Rotary International Governor and Geno
Pharmaceuticals chairman Dilip Salgaocar inaugurated a house built by the
National Association for the Blind, Goa Branch recently. This house was
donated by NDA to a totally blind person, Paulo Mascarenhas. (GT)
VELSAO DY SARPANCH: Olga D'Souza was elected unopposed to the post of deputy
sarpanch of Velsao panchayat at a special meeting held recently. The post
had fallen vacant following the ouster of Ivy Rodrigues. (GT)
GIRL MISSING: A 14-year-old girl, Ms Sabrin Mehbood Ali, a resident of
Mangor Hill, has been reported missing from June 27. (NT)
MPT AWARDED ISPS CODE: The Mormugao Port Trust has been the second major
Port in the country to be awarded the International Ship and Port Facility
Security Code Statement of Compliance by the Secretary, Ministry of
FURORE OVER UNAUTHORISED CREMATION: The attorney of the Comunidade of
Olaulim lodged a complaint with the Mapusa police informing that a body was
unauthorisedly cremated on the land belonging to the Comunidade. The police
informed that one Janardhan, allegedly trespassed into the Comunidade land
and cremated the body of his father, Vasu Kamble there. (NT)
POORLY MAINTAINED BUSES: Two accidents involving Kadamba buses in the span
of two days has crated doubts in the minds of commuters on whether travel in
the State's transport service is really safe.The KTC drivers squarely lay
the blame on the poorly maintained buses and the apathy shown by the KTC
authorities on this issue. (NT)
GOAN FOOD FESTIVAL: The Goan Food Festival was organised by the NRI Club 9
on June 11 at the Indian English Academy School (Don Bosco), Salmiyah. Along
with various Goan food items, game stalls for entertainment were also kept.
S P O R T S
FOOTBALL RESULTS: Maina SC thrashed Carmona SC 5-0 to move into the quarter
finals of the 19th Fraxier Trophy Football tournament in Benaulim. St Rock
Youth Club, Majorda, defeated United Saligao SC 6-5 via tie-breaker to enter
the quarter finals of the McDowell Bandodkar Memorial football tournament in
D E A T H S
27 June: Canada: JUSTINE FERNANDES; wife of Francis Fernandes, sister of
Henry D'Souza/Antoinet (UK), Bonnie D'Souza (UK), Philu Rodrigues (Goa), Lia
Rodrigues (Bombay); Mother of Theresa/Benny Fernandes (Sweden), Tina/Justin
Sequeira (Canada), Effie/Sisinio D'Souza (Canada); Grandmother of Sirikitt
Fernandes (Sweden), Shaun Sequeira (Canada), Avril Sequeira (Canada),
Brendon Sequeira (Canada), Samantha D'Souza (Canada). Viewing Tuesday 29/6
at Scotts funeral home, 6 pm to 9 pm. Mass at Christ the King at 9.30 am
30/6. Funeral at Assumption Cemetery. Tomkin/Derry.
(johnfernandes at bredband.net)
29 June: Mapusa: LUIS C PAIS: husband of late Elizabeth; son of late
Ismail Francis/Late Maria Elvina Pais; father of Jack/Valeria (Toronto),
Anne/late Daniel Daly (London) and Charles/Yvette; grandfather of Danford,
Daniel, Thomas, Jonathan and Jayden; brother/brother-in-law of late
Santan/Lily (London). Funeral: 29 June at 4.15 pm.
28 June: Santa Cruz: ALEIXO PEREIRA: husband of Leena, brother of
Piedade, father of Miguel/Fatima, Benjamin, Vasco/Sunanda.
27 June: Bastora: DR JOSE RANGEL: husband of Filomena Barreto Rangel;
father of Jaime/Amelia, late Victor, late Rowena, Nadia/Lester Pinto,
27 June: Navelim: ROSALINA RATOS E PEREIRA: wife of Pedro Paul, mother of
Brito/Maria, Mary/Cruz, Doris/Sany, Santana/Jose, Simran/Kapoor.
28 June: Corlim: MINGUEL VINCENT PEREIRA: husband of Maria Augusta;
father of Simon/Gracy (Doha Qatar), Leoniza/Minino (Doha Qatar),
Bernadin/Frank (Singapore), Gracy/Anthony, Cidalia; grandfather of Swetlona,
Jersne, Anika, Alisha and Arron.
28 June: Navelim: DOMINGO ROSARIO CARDOZO: husband of Antonette, father
of Michel/Santana, John, Edwin (Sipru), Tony, Dolly/Cruzin, Ida/Menino,
Milton & James.
G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.6 degC; Min temp: 26.2 degC; Humidity: 86% (yesterday)
Total rainfall so far: 611.1 mm
Weather: Yesterday was a dry day with enough sunshine. The sun is shining
bright this morning too in Goa. The weather official forecast of regular
monsoons this year appears to be wide of the mark so far.
Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder;
TOI: Times of India