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[Goanet]08 SEP 2004: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 08, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Munis meklleaponnan zolmota punn sanklleanim
jieta."
(Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.) "domnic fernandes"
jyodom at hotmail.com

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

OTHER VIDEO CLIPS
Clip Bonderam St Mathias2004.
* BONDERAM: A traditional Harvest Festival held on the island of Divar in
Goa. The colourful event was organised on August 22 by St Mathias Sports
Club, Divar.

PROBE INTO ABUSE OF KIDS: Director General of Police Amod Kanth announced,
on September 7, that he had launched a departmental inquiry into the matter
of alleged abuse of street children by the Vasco Police. Kanth said that
even if the inquiry revealed that the boys had even been slapped, the
policemen concerned would face severe disciplinary action and not be spared.
(GT)

'RASTA ROKO' AGAINST VILLAGES' INCLUSION IN MPDA SUSPENDED: The 'rasta roko'
agitation planned by Curtorim MLA Francisco Sardinha in the villages of Raia
and Sao Jose de Areal on September 9 stands suspended in view of Chief
Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement to reconsider the decision to include
19 Salcete villages in the MPDA. (H)

COMUNIDADE AND GOVT STAFF TUSSLE: The functioning of the Comunidades in and
around Mapusa has been adversely affected by the tussle between their
managing committees and the government officials who are appointed as
administrators, clerks, etc. There are times when the Comunidades pass
resolutions or take decisions, which however, remain on paper due to
"non-cooperative" attitude of government officials. (Abdul Rauf Beig in NT)

18-YEAR-OLD COMMITS SUICIDE: Sharmila Carvalho, 18, resident of
Bhetiabhat-Ambaulim, Quepem, committed suicide by hanging to a 'dupatta' at
her residence. Sharmila, who was employed as a maid at Margao, was learnt to
be in a disturbed state of mind due to family problems, according to police
sources. (GT)

BOOST TO GOAN INDUSTRY: The foreign trade policy unveiled by Union Commerce
Minister Kamal Nath last Tuesday promises to give a major impetus to Indian
business in general and three key thrust areas of Goan industry
specifically. Goa depends on travel and tourism as a source of its major
revenue and forex earnings. Kamal Nath has chosen to launch a "served from
India" scheme which will benefit the tourism and restaurant business in Goa
in a big way.There are a large number of iron ore exporters in Goa. Under
the "Target Plus" Scheme stipulated by the Minister, exporters who have
achieved quantum growth in exports would be entitled to duty-free credit
based on incremental exports higher than the annual export target fixed.A
lot now depends on the enthusiasm and initiative of the business and
political leadership in Goa as the ball is now clearly in their court.
(Sameer A Salgaocar in GT)

GRAPPLING WITH MALNUTRITION: While mothers and children in Goa are far from
impoverished, the problem of being malnutritioned and under-nourished
continues to haunt the State. This was revealed at a day-long State level
workshop held in Panjim to commemorate National Nutrition Week. According to
statistics available as much as 27 per cent of women in Goa suffer from
chronic energy deficiently, while 28 per cent of the children below the age
of two are under weight and 18 per cent are stunted. (H)

TOURIST LITERATURE IN MISLEADING RUSSIAN: In good faith and a laudable
attempt to make a better impact on the Russian travel market at the Moscow
International Travel and Tourism Exhibition, Goa Tourism had ordered several
thousand copies of well-designed brochures that are visually pleasing with
white sandy beaches and ancient carvings. The only hitch is that, according
to Russian language experts who spoke to GT, a computer programme rather
than a professional translator, has churned out the copy for the brochures.
"It is a literal translation from English to Russian and the grammar has
been thrown out the window. It is almost a criminal waste," the translation
expert said. (Reuven Proenca in GT)

LOK SHAKTI CHECKS MOOD: A people's choice by other opposition parties should
be the choice of the Congress while fielding the candidate for the
Poinguinim by-election, stated Dr Francisco Colaco of Lok Shakti. (GT)

OUTCOME HINGES ON VELIP COMMUNITY: The Velip community dominating the
Ganvdongri and Cotigao panchayats will decide the fate of the selected
candidates at the forthcoming Poinguinim by-elections, though sources in
Poinguinim constituency informed that the traditional (minority) voters were
in favour of the Congress party. (NT)

'JANMASTHAMI' CELEBRATED: The Govinda celebrations to mark Janmashtami, the
birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, were organised in Goa with religious
fervour and gaiety on September 7. (NT)

SEMINAR ON 'KONKANI GEET ANI SANGIT': Goa Konkani Akademi in association
with Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda, will organise a two-day seminar on
'Konkani Geet and Sangit' (Konkani songs and music) on 11 and 12 September
at the Conference Hall of Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda. The inauguration
will be held on 11 September at 4 pm. On 12 September, around 72-75 Konkani
singers, artists and appreciators will participate in the seminar. (GT)

CAMURLIM TO LAUNCH HOUSING SCHEME: Come September 8 and the village
Panchayat of Camurlim will venture in a housing scheme for the homeless. As
per plans drawn up by the panchayat, the panchayat will construct the
dwelling units on land admeasuring 1000 square meters. Says local sarpanch,
Basil Fernandes, "The scheme is intended to help the financially weak
families with a modest shelter. Funds will be raised by way of donations and
sponsorships." (H)

'NO INDUSTRIES HAVE MOVED OUT': Denying the charge made by some labour
leaders in the state, the state government stated that no industries have
moved from Goa to Himachal Pradesh. In the past two years 426 small scale
industries have been registered in the State with total investment of
Rs.3112.26 crore, with an employment potential of 3181 persons, stated a
press release issued by the Directorate of Information and Publicity. (GT)

BASTORA SARPANCH: Janardhan L Parsenkar was elected as the sarpanch of
Bastora panchayat on September 7. Ms Angela Martin was elected his deputy.
(H)

FRIDAY BALCAO'S DISCUSSION ON MENTAL HEALTH: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly
discussion event, to be held on 10 September will focus on the growing need
for mental health care in Goa. The event will be held at the Goa Desc
Resource Centre, Mapusa at 4 pm. Janette Dias and Dr Peter J Castelino will
lead the discussion and share their experiences of "Sahodaya", a day-care
centre for psycho-social rehabilitation which has been set up recently. (GT)

INAUGURATION OF GOA ARCHDIOCESE WEBSITE: Archbishop Rev Fr Felipe Neri
Ferrao will inaugurate the official website of the Archdiocese of Goa and
Daman at the Archbishop's House, Altinho, Panaji, at 4.30 pm today.

YOUTH FEST: The two-day "State Youth Festival 2004", will be held at
Gomantak Maratha Samaj Hall, Panjim, on September 8 and 9. (GT)

COLIN'S BROWN INDIAN BAND: The Brown Indian Band has been formed by virtuoso
bassplayer Colin D'Cruz and features Indian classical musicians in concert
with jazz musicians. Indian classical music is similar to jazz in the sense
that they both involve musical improvisation. Whereas Indian classical music
is linear, using just one scale (raga) to improvise within a composition,
jazz offers a much broader palette for improvisation with multiple scales
used to improvise through complex harmonies. Indian classical music however,
has some of the world's most complex rhythm structures and quarter tones
that take the sound of music way beyond the western twelve tone scale. The
Brown Indian Band incorporates the best of both forms of music to create a
very funky sound of world music. The band has floating personnel that very
often features international jazz artistes alongside legendry Indian
classical musicians. Sample sounds of the band can be heard at
http://www.hullocheck.com/brownindian

DESIREE WINS ELOCUTION COMPETITION: Ms Desiree Simoes, a student of Holy
Cross High School, Siolim, won the first place in the third annual
inter-school elocution competition jointly organised by the Parent-Teacher
Association and Literary Association of St Joseph's High School, Arpora, on
September 1. Ms Zelia D'Souza of St Xavier's High School, Moira, and Ms
Shreya Naik of St Francis Xavier High school, Siolim, bagged the second and
third places respectively. Headmaster Mr Tomazinho Cardozo stressed that
such competitions inculcate self-confidence among the students which is the
need of the hour. (NT)

S P O R T S

CUNCOLIM UNION ENTER QUARTERS: Cuncolim Union prevailed over United Club of
Fatorda 6-5 via tie-breaker and romped into the quarter-finals of Honey Bee
Friendship Cup football tournament organised by the Navelim Sporting Club at
Sinquetim grounds. (GT)

G R E E T I N G S

We wish ALCINA FONSECA, Assagao, and MATHEW REBELLO, Ponda, a Very Happy
and Prosperous Married Life, as they join in matrimony today at Mount Carmel
Chapel, Ponda.
Congratulations to the proud parents EDWIN and IDA FONSECA (Hotel
Astoria, Assagao) who also celebrate their Wedding Anniversary today.

D E A T H S
07 Sep: MENINO JN DE ALMEIDA: (Ex-State Bank of India, Panjim). Born on
16-005-1931); husband of Maria, father of Rosa/Reginaldo, Arlette/Francis
(London), Anthony/Celina (Sessions Court), Conceicao/Cyril (Kadamba),
Egit/Fiona. Funeral: 8th Sept at 3.30 pm.
03 Sep: Agassaim-Sulabath: ESTEFANIA ELVIRA ESTEVES: wife of Inacio,
mother of late Donato/Gloria, Lilia/Francisco, Florence/Marta, Valente/Don,
Ilda/Francis, Marta, Garcia.
07 Sep: RAIA: JOSE ALELUIA GONSALVES: Husband of Ana Maria, father of
Rosy/Thomas, Menino Peter (Kuwait)/Romana.
07 Sep: Panjim: DINKER VASANT SINAI BUDKULE: husband of Sharad, father of
Rita Prasad Pissurlencar, Manisha Tushar Sawkar, Vasant and Durga. No
Condolence visits.
06 Sep: Anjuna-Praias Vaddo: FAUSTINA R FALCAO: wife of late Anthony
John Falcao, mother of Josephine/Mark Fernandes (Kuwait); grandmother of
Mervin and Melvin.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 24.1 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1721.9 mm
Weather: Rain clouds have been spreading across the Goan skies, which
appeared blue and lovely early this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-08 05:07:12 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 08, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Munis meklleaponnan zolmota punn sanklleanim
jieta."
(Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.) "domnic fernandes"
jyodom at hotmail.com

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

OTHER VIDEO CLIPS
Clip Bonderam St Mathias2004.
* BONDERAM: A traditional Harvest Festival held on the island of Divar in
Goa. The colourful event was organised on August 22 by St Mathias Sports
Club, Divar.

PROBE INTO ABUSE OF KIDS: Director General of Police Amod Kanth announced,
on September 7, that he had launched a departmental inquiry into the matter
of alleged abuse of street children by the Vasco Police. Kanth said that
even if the inquiry revealed that the boys had even been slapped, the
policemen concerned would face severe disciplinary action and not be spared.
(GT)

'RASTA ROKO' AGAINST VILLAGES' INCLUSION IN MPDA SUSPENDED: The 'rasta roko'
agitation planned by Curtorim MLA Francisco Sardinha in the villages of Raia
and Sao Jose de Areal on September 9 stands suspended in view of Chief
Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement to reconsider the decision to include
19 Salcete villages in the MPDA. (H)

COMUNIDADE AND GOVT STAFF TUSSLE: The functioning of the Comunidades in and
around Mapusa has been adversely affected by the tussle between their
managing committees and the government officials who are appointed as
administrators, clerks, etc. There are times when the Comunidades pass
resolutions or take decisions, which however, remain on paper due to
"non-cooperative" attitude of government officials. (Abdul Rauf Beig in NT)

18-YEAR-OLD COMMITS SUICIDE: Sharmila Carvalho, 18, resident of
Bhetiabhat-Ambaulim, Quepem, committed suicide by hanging to a 'dupatta' at
her residence. Sharmila, who was employed as a maid at Margao, was learnt to
be in a disturbed state of mind due to family problems, according to police
sources. (GT)

BOOST TO GOAN INDUSTRY: The foreign trade policy unveiled by Union Commerce
Minister Kamal Nath last Tuesday promises to give a major impetus to Indian
business in general and three key thrust areas of Goan industry
specifically. Goa depends on travel and tourism as a source of its major
revenue and forex earnings. Kamal Nath has chosen to launch a "served from
India" scheme which will benefit the tourism and restaurant business in Goa
in a big way.There are a large number of iron ore exporters in Goa. Under
the "Target Plus" Scheme stipulated by the Minister, exporters who have
achieved quantum growth in exports would be entitled to duty-free credit
based on incremental exports higher than the annual export target fixed.A
lot now depends on the enthusiasm and initiative of the business and
political leadership in Goa as the ball is now clearly in their court.
(Sameer A Salgaocar in GT)

GRAPPLING WITH MALNUTRITION: While mothers and children in Goa are far from
impoverished, the problem of being malnutritioned and under-nourished
continues to haunt the State. This was revealed at a day-long State level
workshop held in Panjim to commemorate National Nutrition Week. According to
statistics available as much as 27 per cent of women in Goa suffer from
chronic energy deficiently, while 28 per cent of the children below the age
of two are under weight and 18 per cent are stunted. (H)

TOURIST LITERATURE IN MISLEADING RUSSIAN: In good faith and a laudable
attempt to make a better impact on the Russian travel market at the Moscow
International Travel and Tourism Exhibition, Goa Tourism had ordered several
thousand copies of well-designed brochures that are visually pleasing with
white sandy beaches and ancient carvings. The only hitch is that, according
to Russian language experts who spoke to GT, a computer programme rather
than a professional translator, has churned out the copy for the brochures.
"It is a literal translation from English to Russian and the grammar has
been thrown out the window. It is almost a criminal waste," the translation
expert said. (Reuven Proenca in GT)

LOK SHAKTI CHECKS MOOD: A people's choice by other opposition parties should
be the choice of the Congress while fielding the candidate for the
Poinguinim by-election, stated Dr Francisco Colaco of Lok Shakti. (GT)

OUTCOME HINGES ON VELIP COMMUNITY: The Velip community dominating the
Ganvdongri and Cotigao panchayats will decide the fate of the selected
candidates at the forthcoming Poinguinim by-elections, though sources in
Poinguinim constituency informed that the traditional (minority) voters were
in favour of the Congress party. (NT)

'JANMASTHAMI' CELEBRATED: The Govinda celebrations to mark Janmashtami, the
birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, were organised in Goa with religious
fervour and gaiety on September 7. (NT)

SEMINAR ON 'KONKANI GEET ANI SANGIT': Goa Konkani Akademi in association
with Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda, will organise a two-day seminar on
'Konkani Geet and Sangit' (Konkani songs and music) on 11 and 12 September
at the Conference Hall of Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda. The inauguration
will be held on 11 September at 4 pm. On 12 September, around 72-75 Konkani
singers, artists and appreciators will participate in the seminar. (GT)

CAMURLIM TO LAUNCH HOUSING SCHEME: Come September 8 and the village
Panchayat of Camurlim will venture in a housing scheme for the homeless. As
per plans drawn up by the panchayat, the panchayat will construct the
dwelling units on land admeasuring 1000 square meters. Says local sarpanch,
Basil Fernandes, "The scheme is intended to help the financially weak
families with a modest shelter. Funds will be raised by way of donations and
sponsorships." (H)

'NO INDUSTRIES HAVE MOVED OUT': Denying the charge made by some labour
leaders in the state, the state government stated that no industries have
moved from Goa to Himachal Pradesh. In the past two years 426 small scale
industries have been registered in the State with total investment of
Rs.3112.26 crore, with an employment potential of 3181 persons, stated a
press release issued by the Directorate of Information and Publicity. (GT)

BASTORA SARPANCH: Janardhan L Parsenkar was elected as the sarpanch of
Bastora panchayat on September 7. Ms Angela Martin was elected his deputy.
(H)

FRIDAY BALCAO'S DISCUSSION ON MENTAL HEALTH: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly
discussion event, to be held on 10 September will focus on the growing need
for mental health care in Goa. The event will be held at the Goa Desc
Resource Centre, Mapusa at 4 pm. Janette Dias and Dr Peter J Castelino will
lead the discussion and share their experiences of "Sahodaya", a day-care
centre for psycho-social rehabilitation which has been set up recently. (GT)

INAUGURATION OF GOA ARCHDIOCESE WEBSITE: Archbishop Rev Fr Felipe Neri
Ferrao will inaugurate the official website of the Archdiocese of Goa and
Daman at the Archbishop's House, Altinho, Panaji, at 4.30 pm today.

YOUTH FEST: The two-day "State Youth Festival 2004", will be held at
Gomantak Maratha Samaj Hall, Panjim, on September 8 and 9. (GT)

COLIN'S BROWN INDIAN BAND: The Brown Indian Band has been formed by virtuoso
bassplayer Colin D'Cruz and features Indian classical musicians in concert
with jazz musicians. Indian classical music is similar to jazz in the sense
that they both involve musical improvisation. Whereas Indian classical music
is linear, using just one scale (raga) to improvise within a composition,
jazz offers a much broader palette for improvisation with multiple scales
used to improvise through complex harmonies. Indian classical music however,
has some of the world's most complex rhythm structures and quarter tones
that take the sound of music way beyond the western twelve tone scale. The
Brown Indian Band incorporates the best of both forms of music to create a
very funky sound of world music. The band has floating personnel that very
often features international jazz artistes alongside legendry Indian
classical musicians. Sample sounds of the band can be heard at
http://www.hullocheck.com/brownindian

DESIREE WINS ELOCUTION COMPETITION: Ms Desiree Simoes, a student of Holy
Cross High School, Siolim, won the first place in the third annual
inter-school elocution competition jointly organised by the Parent-Teacher
Association and Literary Association of St Joseph's High School, Arpora, on
September 1. Ms Zelia D'Souza of St Xavier's High School, Moira, and Ms
Shreya Naik of St Francis Xavier High school, Siolim, bagged the second and
third places respectively. Headmaster Mr Tomazinho Cardozo stressed that
such competitions inculcate self-confidence among the students which is the
need of the hour. (NT)

S P O R T S

CUNCOLIM UNION ENTER QUARTERS: Cuncolim Union prevailed over United Club of
Fatorda 6-5 via tie-breaker and romped into the quarter-finals of Honey Bee
Friendship Cup football tournament organised by the Navelim Sporting Club at
Sinquetim grounds. (GT)

G R E E T I N G S

We wish ALCINA FONSECA, Assagao, and MATHEW REBELLO, Ponda, a Very Happy
and Prosperous Married Life, as they join in matrimony today at Mount Carmel
Chapel, Ponda.
Congratulations to the proud parents EDWIN and IDA FONSECA (Hotel
Astoria, Assagao) who also celebrate their Wedding Anniversary today.

D E A T H S
07 Sep: MENINO JN DE ALMEIDA: (Ex-State Bank of India, Panjim). Born on
16-005-1931); husband of Maria, father of Rosa/Reginaldo, Arlette/Francis
(London), Anthony/Celina (Sessions Court), Conceicao/Cyril (Kadamba),
Egit/Fiona. Funeral: 8th Sept at 3.30 pm.
03 Sep: Agassaim-Sulabath: ESTEFANIA ELVIRA ESTEVES: wife of Inacio,
mother of late Donato/Gloria, Lilia/Francisco, Florence/Marta, Valente/Don,
Ilda/Francis, Marta, Garcia.
07 Sep: RAIA: JOSE ALELUIA GONSALVES: Husband of Ana Maria, father of
Rosy/Thomas, Menino Peter (Kuwait)/Romana.
07 Sep: Panjim: DINKER VASANT SINAI BUDKULE: husband of Sharad, father of
Rita Prasad Pissurlencar, Manisha Tushar Sawkar, Vasant and Durga. No
Condolence visits.
06 Sep: Anjuna-Praias Vaddo: FAUSTINA R FALCAO: wife of late Anthony
John Falcao, mother of Josephine/Mark Fernandes (Kuwait); grandmother of
Mervin and Melvin.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 24.1 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1721.9 mm
Weather: Rain clouds have been spreading across the Goan skies, which
appeared blue and lovely early this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-08 05:07:12 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 08, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Munis meklleaponnan zolmota punn sanklleanim
jieta."
(Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.) "domnic fernandes"
jyodom at hotmail.com

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

OTHER VIDEO CLIPS
Clip Bonderam St Mathias2004.
* BONDERAM: A traditional Harvest Festival held on the island of Divar in
Goa. The colourful event was organised on August 22 by St Mathias Sports
Club, Divar.

PROBE INTO ABUSE OF KIDS: Director General of Police Amod Kanth announced,
on September 7, that he had launched a departmental inquiry into the matter
of alleged abuse of street children by the Vasco Police. Kanth said that
even if the inquiry revealed that the boys had even been slapped, the
policemen concerned would face severe disciplinary action and not be spared.
(GT)

'RASTA ROKO' AGAINST VILLAGES' INCLUSION IN MPDA SUSPENDED: The 'rasta roko'
agitation planned by Curtorim MLA Francisco Sardinha in the villages of Raia
and Sao Jose de Areal on September 9 stands suspended in view of Chief
Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement to reconsider the decision to include
19 Salcete villages in the MPDA. (H)

COMUNIDADE AND GOVT STAFF TUSSLE: The functioning of the Comunidades in and
around Mapusa has been adversely affected by the tussle between their
managing committees and the government officials who are appointed as
administrators, clerks, etc. There are times when the Comunidades pass
resolutions or take decisions, which however, remain on paper due to
"non-cooperative" attitude of government officials. (Abdul Rauf Beig in NT)

18-YEAR-OLD COMMITS SUICIDE: Sharmila Carvalho, 18, resident of
Bhetiabhat-Ambaulim, Quepem, committed suicide by hanging to a 'dupatta' at
her residence. Sharmila, who was employed as a maid at Margao, was learnt to
be in a disturbed state of mind due to family problems, according to police
sources. (GT)

BOOST TO GOAN INDUSTRY: The foreign trade policy unveiled by Union Commerce
Minister Kamal Nath last Tuesday promises to give a major impetus to Indian
business in general and three key thrust areas of Goan industry
specifically. Goa depends on travel and tourism as a source of its major
revenue and forex earnings. Kamal Nath has chosen to launch a "served from
India" scheme which will benefit the tourism and restaurant business in Goa
in a big way.There are a large number of iron ore exporters in Goa. Under
the "Target Plus" Scheme stipulated by the Minister, exporters who have
achieved quantum growth in exports would be entitled to duty-free credit
based on incremental exports higher than the annual export target fixed.A
lot now depends on the enthusiasm and initiative of the business and
political leadership in Goa as the ball is now clearly in their court.
(Sameer A Salgaocar in GT)

GRAPPLING WITH MALNUTRITION: While mothers and children in Goa are far from
impoverished, the problem of being malnutritioned and under-nourished
continues to haunt the State. This was revealed at a day-long State level
workshop held in Panjim to commemorate National Nutrition Week. According to
statistics available as much as 27 per cent of women in Goa suffer from
chronic energy deficiently, while 28 per cent of the children below the age
of two are under weight and 18 per cent are stunted. (H)

TOURIST LITERATURE IN MISLEADING RUSSIAN: In good faith and a laudable
attempt to make a better impact on the Russian travel market at the Moscow
International Travel and Tourism Exhibition, Goa Tourism had ordered several
thousand copies of well-designed brochures that are visually pleasing with
white sandy beaches and ancient carvings. The only hitch is that, according
to Russian language experts who spoke to GT, a computer programme rather
than a professional translator, has churned out the copy for the brochures.
"It is a literal translation from English to Russian and the grammar has
been thrown out the window. It is almost a criminal waste," the translation
expert said. (Reuven Proenca in GT)

LOK SHAKTI CHECKS MOOD: A people's choice by other opposition parties should
be the choice of the Congress while fielding the candidate for the
Poinguinim by-election, stated Dr Francisco Colaco of Lok Shakti. (GT)

OUTCOME HINGES ON VELIP COMMUNITY: The Velip community dominating the
Ganvdongri and Cotigao panchayats will decide the fate of the selected
candidates at the forthcoming Poinguinim by-elections, though sources in
Poinguinim constituency informed that the traditional (minority) voters were
in favour of the Congress party. (NT)

'JANMASTHAMI' CELEBRATED: The Govinda celebrations to mark Janmashtami, the
birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, were organised in Goa with religious
fervour and gaiety on September 7. (NT)

SEMINAR ON 'KONKANI GEET ANI SANGIT': Goa Konkani Akademi in association
with Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda, will organise a two-day seminar on
'Konkani Geet and Sangit' (Konkani songs and music) on 11 and 12 September
at the Conference Hall of Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda. The inauguration
will be held on 11 September at 4 pm. On 12 September, around 72-75 Konkani
singers, artists and appreciators will participate in the seminar. (GT)

CAMURLIM TO LAUNCH HOUSING SCHEME: Come September 8 and the village
Panchayat of Camurlim will venture in a housing scheme for the homeless. As
per plans drawn up by the panchayat, the panchayat will construct the
dwelling units on land admeasuring 1000 square meters. Says local sarpanch,
Basil Fernandes, "The scheme is intended to help the financially weak
families with a modest shelter. Funds will be raised by way of donations and
sponsorships." (H)

'NO INDUSTRIES HAVE MOVED OUT': Denying the charge made by some labour
leaders in the state, the state government stated that no industries have
moved from Goa to Himachal Pradesh. In the past two years 426 small scale
industries have been registered in the State with total investment of
Rs.3112.26 crore, with an employment potential of 3181 persons, stated a
press release issued by the Directorate of Information and Publicity. (GT)

BASTORA SARPANCH: Janardhan L Parsenkar was elected as the sarpanch of