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Joel D'Souza
2004-03-18 04:56:08 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
18 March 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews16 Mar

H I G H L I G H T S
- Congress, NCP, MGP still undecided about alliance. Red & White Bravery
Awards, Alex Fernandes wins gold medal for his bravery.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

YOUTH MURDERED IN MARGAO: A 25-year-old youth, Rajkumar Soni, was murdered
in Margao on March 17. The police have detained three persons including the
victim's ex-employer. According to the police, Rajkumar was working as a
salesman for Ramanand Pandey, who confessed to the murder. (GT)

PARRIKAR'S GAME-PLAN LEAVES UGDP GUESSING: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's
strategy to take the ensuing Lok Sabha poll battle right in the Congress
stronghold of Salcete might have come as a surprise for many, but the move
appears to have left many an United Goans Democratic Party leader guessing
over the BJP's sudden game-plan. The party leaders are apparently sore over
what they called as the BJP's alleged secret exercise to wean away certain
political personalities who were bracing up to join the party. (H)

CONGRESS TO MONITOR RECRUITMENT UNDER PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCHEME: THE Pernem MLA
and the spokesperson of the Congress Legislature Party, Mr Jitendra
Deshprabhu, said that the recent quashing and setting aside the selection of
31 candidates for the rank of police sub-inspectors by the Panaji bench of
Bombay High Court has proved that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
had flouted the rules of recruitment, while selecting the 31 candidates.
"The Congress Party would henceforth closely monitor various recruitments
made by the government under its pre-employment scheme," he said. (NT)

COCONUT OIL FIRM PAYS FINE: A coconut oil manufacturing company, which had
been hauled up by the Legal Metrology department for allegedly packing less
quantity of oil in its 200 ml packages, has finally paid the fine of
Rs.28,000. (GT)

RETIRED BANKER FOUND DEAD: Ghanashyam Halarnkar, a retired banker from
Bazarmoll-Ponda, attended the birthday party of his grandchild on March 16.
Some time later Halarnkar was found dead, with stab wounds in his neck. The
body was found in a pool of blood the following day. Both legs were tied
together with some clothes. (H)

POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)

BOARD MOOTS CHANGES IN EXAM PATTERN: With a change in the syllabus for Std X
coming in from the forthcoming academic year 2004-05 onwards, the Goa Board
of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education also seems to be contemplating
on reviewing and revamping the examination and assessment patterns which are
currently in force. The Board has sought to know whether it should introduce
only six question papers for six subjects. The Board sets nine question
papers for six subjects. (H)

AROUND 1000 JOIN CANCER LIST ANNUALLY: Annually about 1000 people are added
to the list of cancer patients in Goa. Of this 600 alone suffer due to use
of tobacco in one form or the others, while 200 cases are of breast cancer,
claimed Dr Shekar Salkar, General Secretary NOTE-India, speaking to media in
Panjim on March 17. The death due to heart diseases also is high, apparently
because of tobacco use, he informed. (H)

SAHANI, TOP BUREAUCRATS COME IN FOR CRITICISM: In an interesting development
apparently having political overtone, the Governor, Kidar Nath Sahani, the
Chief Secretary, DS Negi, Information Secretary Jayashree Raghuraman and
Deputy Inspector General of Police Muktesh Chander have come under severe
criticism from National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication for their
association with the bravery awards presented by a tobacco company recently.
(H)

WORKSHOP ON TIATR: Kala Mogi, Candolim, in collaboration with the Kala
Academy, will organize a workshop on tiatr/khell-tiatr script writing at the
Black Box of the Kala Academy at 10 am on 28 March. Various aspects like
selection of theme, techniques of theme developing, comedy aspect of the
script, songs, etc, will be dealt with during the workshop. (GT)

ON HELMET RULE: Motorcycle Action group in its meeting have expressed hopes
that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would keep his assurance given last
year to MAG delegation that necessary exemptions would be made to the helmet
rule. According to a press note issued by MAG spokesman Aires Rodrigues, the
meeting chaired by convenor Premanand Lotlikar also decided that a
delegation of MAG will meet all the candidates contesting the forthcoming
Lok Sabha elections to urge them to make their stand on the helmet issue
public. (H)

USE OF MOBILES BY RIDERS: The growing use of mobile phones while riding or
driving of vehicles has concerned the public in Canacona. Recently, two
minor road mishaps occurred at Poinguinim and Ordofond, while the drivers
were using mobile phones while in motion. (H)

DISABLED-UNFRIENDLY: Non-governmental organizations working with the
disabled expressed their total disillusionment with the government and its
inability to keep its promises, stating that the State has failed totally to
implement the Persons With Disabilities Act 1995. Disability Rights
Association of Goa on March 17 had its first meeting in Panjim where a
number of NGOs including Caritas Goa, Disha Trust, Special Olympics and
Golden India Society came together and discussed the present status of the
Act. (H)

GPS TO LAUNCH 'DISTRESS LINE': The Goa Psychiatric Society, a non-government
organization working in the field of mental health, will soon be launching a
'Distress Line', telephonic counseling for the individuals suffering from
mental stress. The humanitarian service would be made available free of cost
to the citizens of Goa, with the trained volunteers manning the telephone
line and counseling the clients in distress. (NT)

ALARMING DEATHS: News suggests that as many as 32 foreigners died in Goa in
a period of just three months, between December 2003 and February 2004. When
individual reports tickle in, announcing one foreigner's death at a time,
the situation looks less serious than it actually is. But, the larger
picture is certainly alarming. This gives Goa the dubious distinction of
being the national capital for unexplained foreigner deaths. This year, the
situation also caught the attention of the international media. (Edit in
Herald)

D'SATISH GETS WIZARD'S AWARD: D'Satish, the pioneer of magic and variety
theatre movement in Goa, has received the prestigious Wizard's Award from
the International Brotherhood of Magicians, world's oldest and largest magic
organisation, having 26,000 members worldwide with headquarters in Missouri,
USA. In his 43 year-long theatre life, D'Satish has scripted, directed and
staged eight magico-dramas on health related topics, incorporating magic
illusions, so the awareness message given through the verbal firework was
clearly understood and long remembered. (NT)

SEBASTIAO, 108 NOT OUT: Anthony Sebastiao Remedios has literally bridge the
20th century. Born at the turn of the 19th century, the Saligao resident has
seen the last one tick by and is still alive and kicking in the 21st. He may
be a little hard of hearing and unable to walk, but Goa's arguable oldest
citizen is not only in good cheer and health by also possesses a phenomenal
passion for life at 108. Born in Salmona, Saligao, on 19 March 1896, he did
his schooling in the village. He left for Uganda in April 1913. He worked as
a clerk in a bank and later took up a government job.He takes less of rice
but eats more of dry food-bread and butter, biscuits, chips and cake and
half of a Moira banana at every meal. (GT)

S P O R T S

GOA VELHA IN SEMIS: Hosts Goa Velha Sports Club drubbed Cuncolim Union 4-0
to storm into the semi-finals of the London trophy football tournament
organized by Goa Velha SC and being played at Goa Velha grounds yesterday.
(GT)

D E A T H S
16 Mar: Britona: ALICK CLAVER RODRIGUES: son of Eusebio/
Angela, brother of Erika.
17 Mar: Siolim: DR FRANCISCO XAVIER DE SOUZA (Ex-Medical Officer, Qatar):
husband of Aida, father of Joseph Frank, Lilia and Josephine,
brother/brother-in-law of late Luisa/late Sergio Souza and Atonetta/late
Apolinario.
17 Mar: Seraulim: ADV IDA DA COSTA: daughter of late Dr Lazarus
Agostinho/late Esmeria, sisters of late Stuarta, late Antonia/late Adv
Prisonio, late Paulino/Gracinda.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.2 degC (82.8 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.9 deg C; Min Temp: 25.6 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A dull, cloudy, warm morning in Goa today.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Gabe Menezes
2004-03-18 09:42:50 UTC
Permalink
POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)


RESPONSE:-

The much awaited return Bull fight was scuppered, by the Police. The young
Margao MLA made a hasty retreat. The Benaulim man was disguised, as a
coconut tree.

Cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Bosco - Goanet Volunteer
2004-03-20 16:20:42 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:29:35 +0530, "Ahva Fernandes" <ahva at sangath.com> wrote:

Dear Joel,

Thanks a ton for your web-site... it really is a boon with all the news
tucked into a nut-shell. Would you by any chance be able to help me know
more on what the government has done regarding the Disabilities Draft
Policy. How far have they proceeded and the present status. Thanks a lot
once again. Keep living and breathing news

Regards
Ahva
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-18 04:56:08 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
18 March 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews16 Mar

H I G H L I G H T S
- Congress, NCP, MGP still undecided about alliance. Red & White Bravery
Awards, Alex Fernandes wins gold medal for his bravery.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

YOUTH MURDERED IN MARGAO: A 25-year-old youth, Rajkumar Soni, was murdered
in Margao on March 17. The police have detained three persons including the
victim's ex-employer. According to the police, Rajkumar was working as a
salesman for Ramanand Pandey, who confessed to the murder. (GT)

PARRIKAR'S GAME-PLAN LEAVES UGDP GUESSING: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's
strategy to take the ensuing Lok Sabha poll battle right in the Congress
stronghold of Salcete might have come as a surprise for many, but the move
appears to have left many an United Goans Democratic Party leader guessing
over the BJP's sudden game-plan. The party leaders are apparently sore over
what they called as the BJP's alleged secret exercise to wean away certain
political personalities who were bracing up to join the party. (H)

CONGRESS TO MONITOR RECRUITMENT UNDER PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCHEME: THE Pernem MLA
and the spokesperson of the Congress Legislature Party, Mr Jitendra
Deshprabhu, said that the recent quashing and setting aside the selection of
31 candidates for the rank of police sub-inspectors by the Panaji bench of
Bombay High Court has proved that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
had flouted the rules of recruitment, while selecting the 31 candidates.
"The Congress Party would henceforth closely monitor various recruitments
made by the government under its pre-employment scheme," he said. (NT)

COCONUT OIL FIRM PAYS FINE: A coconut oil manufacturing company, which had
been hauled up by the Legal Metrology department for allegedly packing less
quantity of oil in its 200 ml packages, has finally paid the fine of
Rs.28,000. (GT)

RETIRED BANKER FOUND DEAD: Ghanashyam Halarnkar, a retired banker from
Bazarmoll-Ponda, attended the birthday party of his grandchild on March 16.
Some time later Halarnkar was found dead, with stab wounds in his neck. The
body was found in a pool of blood the following day. Both legs were tied
together with some clothes. (H)

POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)

BOARD MOOTS CHANGES IN EXAM PATTERN: With a change in the syllabus for Std X
coming in from the forthcoming academic year 2004-05 onwards, the Goa Board
of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education also seems to be contemplating
on reviewing and revamping the examination and assessment patterns which are
currently in force. The Board has sought to know whether it should introduce
only six question papers for six subjects. The Board sets nine question
papers for six subjects. (H)

AROUND 1000 JOIN CANCER LIST ANNUALLY: Annually about 1000 people are added
to the list of cancer patients in Goa. Of this 600 alone suffer due to use
of tobacco in one form or the others, while 200 cases are of breast cancer,
claimed Dr Shekar Salkar, General Secretary NOTE-India, speaking to media in
Panjim on March 17. The death due to heart diseases also is high, apparently
because of tobacco use, he informed. (H)

SAHANI, TOP BUREAUCRATS COME IN FOR CRITICISM: In an interesting development
apparently having political overtone, the Governor, Kidar Nath Sahani, the
Chief Secretary, DS Negi, Information Secretary Jayashree Raghuraman and
Deputy Inspector General of Police Muktesh Chander have come under severe
criticism from National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication for their
association with the bravery awards presented by a tobacco company recently.
(H)

WORKSHOP ON TIATR: Kala Mogi, Candolim, in collaboration with the Kala
Academy, will organize a workshop on tiatr/khell-tiatr script writing at the
Black Box of the Kala Academy at 10 am on 28 March. Various aspects like
selection of theme, techniques of theme developing, comedy aspect of the
script, songs, etc, will be dealt with during the workshop. (GT)

ON HELMET RULE: Motorcycle Action group in its meeting have expressed hopes
that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would keep his assurance given last
year to MAG delegation that necessary exemptions would be made to the helmet
rule. According to a press note issued by MAG spokesman Aires Rodrigues, the
meeting chaired by convenor Premanand Lotlikar also decided that a
delegation of MAG will meet all the candidates contesting the forthcoming
Lok Sabha elections to urge them to make their stand on the helmet issue
public. (H)

USE OF MOBILES BY RIDERS: The growing use of mobile phones while riding or
driving of vehicles has concerned the public in Canacona. Recently, two
minor road mishaps occurred at Poinguinim and Ordofond, while the drivers
were using mobile phones while in motion. (H)

DISABLED-UNFRIENDLY: Non-governmental organizations working with the
disabled expressed their total disillusionment with the government and its
inability to keep its promises, stating that the State has failed totally to
implement the Persons With Disabilities Act 1995. Disability Rights
Association of Goa on March 17 had its first meeting in Panjim where a
number of NGOs including Caritas Goa, Disha Trust, Special Olympics and
Golden India Society came together and discussed the present status of the
Act. (H)

GPS TO LAUNCH 'DISTRESS LINE': The Goa Psychiatric Society, a non-government
organization working in the field of mental health, will soon be launching a
'Distress Line', telephonic counseling for the individuals suffering from
mental stress. The humanitarian service would be made available free of cost
to the citizens of Goa, with the trained volunteers manning the telephone
line and counseling the clients in distress. (NT)

ALARMING DEATHS: News suggests that as many as 32 foreigners died in Goa in
a period of just three months, between December 2003 and February 2004. When
individual reports tickle in, announcing one foreigner's death at a time,
the situation looks less serious than it actually is. But, the larger
picture is certainly alarming. This gives Goa the dubious distinction of
being the national capital for unexplained foreigner deaths. This year, the
situation also caught the attention of the international media. (Edit in
Herald)

D'SATISH GETS WIZARD'S AWARD: D'Satish, the pioneer of magic and variety
theatre movement in Goa, has received the prestigious Wizard's Award from
the International Brotherhood of Magicians, world's oldest and largest magic
organisation, having 26,000 members worldwide with headquarters in Missouri,
USA. In his 43 year-long theatre life, D'Satish has scripted, directed and
staged eight magico-dramas on health related topics, incorporating magic
illusions, so the awareness message given through the verbal firework was
clearly understood and long remembered. (NT)

SEBASTIAO, 108 NOT OUT: Anthony Sebastiao Remedios has literally bridge the
20th century. Born at the turn of the 19th century, the Saligao resident has
seen the last one tick by and is still alive and kicking in the 21st. He may
be a little hard of hearing and unable to walk, but Goa's arguable oldest
citizen is not only in good cheer and health by also possesses a phenomenal
passion for life at 108. Born in Salmona, Saligao, on 19 March 1896, he did
his schooling in the village. He left for Uganda in April 1913. He worked as
a clerk in a bank and later took up a government job.He takes less of rice
but eats more of dry food-bread and butter, biscuits, chips and cake and
half of a Moira banana at every meal. (GT)

S P O R T S

GOA VELHA IN SEMIS: Hosts Goa Velha Sports Club drubbed Cuncolim Union 4-0
to storm into the semi-finals of the London trophy football tournament
organized by Goa Velha SC and being played at Goa Velha grounds yesterday.
(GT)

D E A T H S
16 Mar: Britona: ALICK CLAVER RODRIGUES: son of Eusebio/
Angela, brother of Erika.
17 Mar: Siolim: DR FRANCISCO XAVIER DE SOUZA (Ex-Medical Officer, Qatar):
husband of Aida, father of Joseph Frank, Lilia and Josephine,
brother/brother-in-law of late Luisa/late Sergio Souza and Atonetta/late
Apolinario.
17 Mar: Seraulim: ADV IDA DA COSTA: daughter of late Dr Lazarus
Agostinho/late Esmeria, sisters of late Stuarta, late Antonia/late Adv
Prisonio, late Paulino/Gracinda.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.2 degC (82.8 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.9 deg C; Min Temp: 25.6 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A dull, cloudy, warm morning in Goa today.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Gabe Menezes
2004-03-18 09:42:50 UTC
Permalink
POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)


RESPONSE:-

The much awaited return Bull fight was scuppered, by the Police. The young
Margao MLA made a hasty retreat. The Benaulim man was disguised, as a
coconut tree.

Cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Bosco - Goanet Volunteer
2004-03-20 16:20:42 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:29:35 +0530, "Ahva Fernandes" <ahva at sangath.com> wrote:

Dear Joel,

Thanks a ton for your web-site... it really is a boon with all the news
tucked into a nut-shell. Would you by any chance be able to help me know
more on what the government has done regarding the Disabilities Draft
Policy. How far have they proceeded and the present status. Thanks a lot
once again. Keep living and breathing news

Regards
Ahva
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-18 04:56:08 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
18 March 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews16 Mar

H I G H L I G H T S
- Congress, NCP, MGP still undecided about alliance. Red & White Bravery
Awards, Alex Fernandes wins gold medal for his bravery.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

YOUTH MURDERED IN MARGAO: A 25-year-old youth, Rajkumar Soni, was murdered
in Margao on March 17. The police have detained three persons including the
victim's ex-employer. According to the police, Rajkumar was working as a
salesman for Ramanand Pandey, who confessed to the murder. (GT)

PARRIKAR'S GAME-PLAN LEAVES UGDP GUESSING: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's
strategy to take the ensuing Lok Sabha poll battle right in the Congress
stronghold of Salcete might have come as a surprise for many, but the move
appears to have left many an United Goans Democratic Party leader guessing
over the BJP's sudden game-plan. The party leaders are apparently sore over
what they called as the BJP's alleged secret exercise to wean away certain
political personalities who were bracing up to join the party. (H)

CONGRESS TO MONITOR RECRUITMENT UNDER PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCHEME: THE Pernem MLA
and the spokesperson of the Congress Legislature Party, Mr Jitendra
Deshprabhu, said that the recent quashing and setting aside the selection of
31 candidates for the rank of police sub-inspectors by the Panaji bench of
Bombay High Court has proved that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
had flouted the rules of recruitment, while selecting the 31 candidates.
"The Congress Party would henceforth closely monitor various recruitments
made by the government under its pre-employment scheme," he said. (NT)

COCONUT OIL FIRM PAYS FINE: A coconut oil manufacturing company, which had
been hauled up by the Legal Metrology department for allegedly packing less
quantity of oil in its 200 ml packages, has finally paid the fine of
Rs.28,000. (GT)

RETIRED BANKER FOUND DEAD: Ghanashyam Halarnkar, a retired banker from
Bazarmoll-Ponda, attended the birthday party of his grandchild on March 16.
Some time later Halarnkar was found dead, with stab wounds in his neck. The
body was found in a pool of blood the following day. Both legs were tied
together with some clothes. (H)

POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)

BOARD MOOTS CHANGES IN EXAM PATTERN: With a change in the syllabus for Std X
coming in from the forthcoming academic year 2004-05 onwards, the Goa Board
of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education also seems to be contemplating
on reviewing and revamping the examination and assessment patterns which are
currently in force. The Board has sought to know whether it should introduce
only six question papers for six subjects. The Board sets nine question
papers for six subjects. (H)

AROUND 1000 JOIN CANCER LIST ANNUALLY: Annually about 1000 people are added
to the list of cancer patients in Goa. Of this 600 alone suffer due to use
of tobacco in one form or the others, while 200 cases are of breast cancer,
claimed Dr Shekar Salkar, General Secretary NOTE-India, speaking to media in
Panjim on March 17. The death due to heart diseases also is high, apparently
because of tobacco use, he informed. (H)

SAHANI, TOP BUREAUCRATS COME IN FOR CRITICISM: In an interesting development
apparently having political overtone, the Governor, Kidar Nath Sahani, the
Chief Secretary, DS Negi, Information Secretary Jayashree Raghuraman and
Deputy Inspector General of Police Muktesh Chander have come under severe
criticism from National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication for their
association with the bravery awards presented by a tobacco company recently.
(H)

WORKSHOP ON TIATR: Kala Mogi, Candolim, in collaboration with the Kala
Academy, will organize a workshop on tiatr/khell-tiatr script writing at the
Black Box of the Kala Academy at 10 am on 28 March. Various aspects like
selection of theme, techniques of theme developing, comedy aspect of the
script, songs, etc, will be dealt with during the workshop. (GT)

ON HELMET RULE: Motorcycle Action group in its meeting have expressed hopes
that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would keep his assurance given last
year to MAG delegation that necessary exemptions would be made to the helmet
rule. According to a press note issued by MAG spokesman Aires Rodrigues, the
meeting chaired by convenor Premanand Lotlikar also decided that a
delegation of MAG will meet all the candidates contesting the forthcoming
Lok Sabha elections to urge them to make their stand on the helmet issue
public. (H)

USE OF MOBILES BY RIDERS: The growing use of mobile phones while riding or
driving of vehicles has concerned the public in Canacona. Recently, two
minor road mishaps occurred at Poinguinim and Ordofond, while the drivers
were using mobile phones while in motion. (H)

DISABLED-UNFRIENDLY: Non-governmental organizations working with the
disabled expressed their total disillusionment with the government and its
inability to keep its promises, stating that the State has failed totally to
implement the Persons With Disabilities Act 1995. Disability Rights
Association of Goa on March 17 had its first meeting in Panjim where a
number of NGOs including Caritas Goa, Disha Trust, Special Olympics and
Golden India Society came together and discussed the present status of the
Act. (H)

GPS TO LAUNCH 'DISTRESS LINE': The Goa Psychiatric Society, a non-government
organization working in the field of mental health, will soon be launching a
'Distress Line', telephonic counseling for the individuals suffering from
mental stress. The humanitarian service would be made available free of cost
to the citizens of Goa, with the trained volunteers manning the telephone
line and counseling the clients in distress. (NT)

ALARMING DEATHS: News suggests that as many as 32 foreigners died in Goa in
a period of just three months, between December 2003 and February 2004. When
individual reports tickle in, announcing one foreigner's death at a time,
the situation looks less serious than it actually is. But, the larger
picture is certainly alarming. This gives Goa the dubious distinction of
being the national capital for unexplained foreigner deaths. This year, the
situation also caught the attention of the international media. (Edit in
Herald)

D'SATISH GETS WIZARD'S AWARD: D'Satish, the pioneer of magic and variety
theatre movement in Goa, has received the prestigious Wizard's Award from
the International Brotherhood of Magicians, world's oldest and largest magic
organisation, having 26,000 members worldwide with headquarters in Missouri,
USA. In his 43 year-long theatre life, D'Satish has scripted, directed and
staged eight magico-dramas on health related topics, incorporating magic
illusions, so the awareness message given through the verbal firework was
clearly understood and long remembered. (NT)

SEBASTIAO, 108 NOT OUT: Anthony Sebastiao Remedios has literally bridge the
20th century. Born at the turn of the 19th century, the Saligao resident has
seen the last one tick by and is still alive and kicking in the 21st. He may
be a little hard of hearing and unable to walk, but Goa's arguable oldest
citizen is not only in good cheer and health by also possesses a phenomenal
passion for life at 108. Born in Salmona, Saligao, on 19 March 1896, he did
his schooling in the village. He left for Uganda in April 1913. He worked as
a clerk in a bank and later took up a government job.He takes less of rice
but eats more of dry food-bread and butter, biscuits, chips and cake and
half of a Moira banana at every meal. (GT)

S P O R T S

GOA VELHA IN SEMIS: Hosts Goa Velha Sports Club drubbed Cuncolim Union 4-0
to storm into the semi-finals of the London trophy football tournament
organized by Goa Velha SC and being played at Goa Velha grounds yesterday.
(GT)

D E A T H S
16 Mar: Britona: ALICK CLAVER RODRIGUES: son of Eusebio/
Angela, brother of Erika.
17 Mar: Siolim: DR FRANCISCO XAVIER DE SOUZA (Ex-Medical Officer, Qatar):
husband of Aida, father of Joseph Frank, Lilia and Josephine,
brother/brother-in-law of late Luisa/late Sergio Souza and Atonetta/late
Apolinario.
17 Mar: Seraulim: ADV IDA DA COSTA: daughter of late Dr Lazarus
Agostinho/late Esmeria, sisters of late Stuarta, late Antonia/late Adv
Prisonio, late Paulino/Gracinda.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.2 degC (82.8 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.9 deg C; Min Temp: 25.6 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A dull, cloudy, warm morning in Goa today.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Gabe Menezes
2004-03-18 09:42:50 UTC
Permalink
POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)


RESPONSE:-

The much awaited return Bull fight was scuppered, by the Police. The young
Margao MLA made a hasty retreat. The Benaulim man was disguised, as a
coconut tree.

Cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Bosco - Goanet Volunteer
2004-03-20 16:20:42 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:29:35 +0530, "Ahva Fernandes" <ahva at sangath.com> wrote:

Dear Joel,

Thanks a ton for your web-site... it really is a boon with all the news
tucked into a nut-shell. Would you by any chance be able to help me know
more on what the government has done regarding the Disabilities Draft
Policy. How far have they proceeded and the present status. Thanks a lot
once again. Keep living and breathing news

Regards
Ahva
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-18 04:56:08 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
18 March 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews16 Mar

H I G H L I G H T S
- Congress, NCP, MGP still undecided about alliance. Red & White Bravery
Awards, Alex Fernandes wins gold medal for his bravery.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

YOUTH MURDERED IN MARGAO: A 25-year-old youth, Rajkumar Soni, was murdered
in Margao on March 17. The police have detained three persons including the
victim's ex-employer. According to the police, Rajkumar was working as a
salesman for Ramanand Pandey, who confessed to the murder. (GT)

PARRIKAR'S GAME-PLAN LEAVES UGDP GUESSING: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's
strategy to take the ensuing Lok Sabha poll battle right in the Congress
stronghold of Salcete might have come as a surprise for many, but the move
appears to have left many an United Goans Democratic Party leader guessing
over the BJP's sudden game-plan. The party leaders are apparently sore over
what they called as the BJP's alleged secret exercise to wean away certain
political personalities who were bracing up to join the party. (H)

CONGRESS TO MONITOR RECRUITMENT UNDER PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCHEME: THE Pernem MLA
and the spokesperson of the Congress Legislature Party, Mr Jitendra
Deshprabhu, said that the recent quashing and setting aside the selection of
31 candidates for the rank of police sub-inspectors by the Panaji bench of
Bombay High Court has proved that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
had flouted the rules of recruitment, while selecting the 31 candidates.
"The Congress Party would henceforth closely monitor various recruitments
made by the government under its pre-employment scheme," he said. (NT)

COCONUT OIL FIRM PAYS FINE: A coconut oil manufacturing company, which had
been hauled up by the Legal Metrology department for allegedly packing less
quantity of oil in its 200 ml packages, has finally paid the fine of
Rs.28,000. (GT)

RETIRED BANKER FOUND DEAD: Ghanashyam Halarnkar, a retired banker from
Bazarmoll-Ponda, attended the birthday party of his grandchild on March 16.
Some time later Halarnkar was found dead, with stab wounds in his neck. The
body was found in a pool of blood the following day. Both legs were tied
together with some clothes. (H)

POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)

BOARD MOOTS CHANGES IN EXAM PATTERN: With a change in the syllabus for Std X
coming in from the forthcoming academic year 2004-05 onwards, the Goa Board
of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education also seems to be contemplating
on reviewing and revamping the examination and assessment patterns which are
currently in force. The Board has sought to know whether it should introduce
only six question papers for six subjects. The Board sets nine question
papers for six subjects. (H)

AROUND 1000 JOIN CANCER LIST ANNUALLY: Annually about 1000 people are added
to the list of cancer patients in Goa. Of this 600 alone suffer due to use
of tobacco in one form or the others, while 200 cases are of breast cancer,
claimed Dr Shekar Salkar, General Secretary NOTE-India, speaking to media in
Panjim on March 17. The death due to heart diseases also is high, apparently
because of tobacco use, he informed. (H)

SAHANI, TOP BUREAUCRATS COME IN FOR CRITICISM: In an interesting development
apparently having political overtone, the Governor, Kidar Nath Sahani, the
Chief Secretary, DS Negi, Information Secretary Jayashree Raghuraman and
Deputy Inspector General of Police Muktesh Chander have come under severe
criticism from National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication for their
association with the bravery awards presented by a tobacco company recently.
(H)

WORKSHOP ON TIATR: Kala Mogi, Candolim, in collaboration with the Kala
Academy, will organize a workshop on tiatr/khell-tiatr script writing at the
Black Box of the Kala Academy at 10 am on 28 March. Various aspects like
selection of theme, techniques of theme developing, comedy aspect of the
script, songs, etc, will be dealt with during the workshop. (GT)

ON HELMET RULE: Motorcycle Action group in its meeting have expressed hopes
that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would keep his assurance given last
year to MAG delegation that necessary exemptions would be made to the helmet
rule. According to a press note issued by MAG spokesman Aires Rodrigues, the
meeting chaired by convenor Premanand Lotlikar also decided that a
delegation of MAG will meet all the candidates contesting the forthcoming
Lok Sabha elections to urge them to make their stand on the helmet issue
public. (H)

USE OF MOBILES BY RIDERS: The growing use of mobile phones while riding or
driving of vehicles has concerned the public in Canacona. Recently, two
minor road mishaps occurred at Poinguinim and Ordofond, while the drivers
were using mobile phones while in motion. (H)

DISABLED-UNFRIENDLY: Non-governmental organizations working with the
disabled expressed their total disillusionment with the government and its
inability to keep its promises, stating that the State has failed totally to
implement the Persons With Disabilities Act 1995. Disability Rights
Association of Goa on March 17 had its first meeting in Panjim where a
number of NGOs including Caritas Goa, Disha Trust, Special Olympics and
Golden India Society came together and discussed the present status of the
Act. (H)

GPS TO LAUNCH 'DISTRESS LINE': The Goa Psychiatric Society, a non-government
organization working in the field of mental health, will soon be launching a
'Distress Line', telephonic counseling for the individuals suffering from
mental stress. The humanitarian service would be made available free of cost
to the citizens of Goa, with the trained volunteers manning the telephone
line and counseling the clients in distress. (NT)

ALARMING DEATHS: News suggests that as many as 32 foreigners died in Goa in
a period of just three months, between December 2003 and February 2004. When
individual reports tickle in, announcing one foreigner's death at a time,
the situation looks less serious than it actually is. But, the larger
picture is certainly alarming. This gives Goa the dubious distinction of
being the national capital for unexplained foreigner deaths. This year, the
situation also caught the attention of the international media. (Edit in
Herald)

D'SATISH GETS WIZARD'S AWARD: D'Satish, the pioneer of magic and variety
theatre movement in Goa, has received the prestigious Wizard's Award from
the International Brotherhood of Magicians, world's oldest and largest magic
organisation, having 26,000 members worldwide with headquarters in Missouri,
USA. In his 43 year-long theatre life, D'Satish has scripted, directed and
staged eight magico-dramas on health related topics, incorporating magic
illusions, so the awareness message given through the verbal firework was
clearly understood and long remembered. (NT)

SEBASTIAO, 108 NOT OUT: Anthony Sebastiao Remedios has literally bridge the
20th century. Born at the turn of the 19th century, the Saligao resident has
seen the last one tick by and is still alive and kicking in the 21st. He may
be a little hard of hearing and unable to walk, but Goa's arguable oldest
citizen is not only in good cheer and health by also possesses a phenomenal
passion for life at 108. Born in Salmona, Saligao, on 19 March 1896, he did
his schooling in the village. He left for Uganda in April 1913. He worked as
a clerk in a bank and later took up a government job.He takes less of rice
but eats more of dry food-bread and butter, biscuits, chips and cake and
half of a Moira banana at every meal. (GT)

S P O R T S

GOA VELHA IN SEMIS: Hosts Goa Velha Sports Club drubbed Cuncolim Union 4-0
to storm into the semi-finals of the London trophy football tournament
organized by Goa Velha SC and being played at Goa Velha grounds yesterday.
(GT)

D E A T H S
16 Mar: Britona: ALICK CLAVER RODRIGUES: son of Eusebio/
Angela, brother of Erika.
17 Mar: Siolim: DR FRANCISCO XAVIER DE SOUZA (Ex-Medical Officer, Qatar):
husband of Aida, father of Joseph Frank, Lilia and Josephine,
brother/brother-in-law of late Luisa/late Sergio Souza and Atonetta/late
Apolinario.
17 Mar: Seraulim: ADV IDA DA COSTA: daughter of late Dr Lazarus
Agostinho/late Esmeria, sisters of late Stuarta, late Antonia/late Adv
Prisonio, late Paulino/Gracinda.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.2 degC (82.8 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.9 deg C; Min Temp: 25.6 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A dull, cloudy, warm morning in Goa today.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Gabe Menezes
2004-03-18 09:42:50 UTC
Permalink
POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)


RESPONSE:-

The much awaited return Bull fight was scuppered, by the Police. The young
Margao MLA made a hasty retreat. The Benaulim man was disguised, as a
coconut tree.

Cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Bosco - Goanet Volunteer
2004-03-20 16:20:42 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:29:35 +0530, "Ahva Fernandes" <ahva at sangath.com> wrote:

Dear Joel,

Thanks a ton for your web-site... it really is a boon with all the news
tucked into a nut-shell. Would you by any chance be able to help me know
more on what the government has done regarding the Disabilities Draft
Policy. How far have they proceeded and the present status. Thanks a lot
once again. Keep living and breathing news

Regards
Ahva
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-18 04:56:08 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
18 March 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews16 Mar

H I G H L I G H T S
- Congress, NCP, MGP still undecided about alliance. Red & White Bravery
Awards, Alex Fernandes wins gold medal for his bravery.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

YOUTH MURDERED IN MARGAO: A 25-year-old youth, Rajkumar Soni, was murdered
in Margao on March 17. The police have detained three persons including the
victim's ex-employer. According to the police, Rajkumar was working as a
salesman for Ramanand Pandey, who confessed to the murder. (GT)

PARRIKAR'S GAME-PLAN LEAVES UGDP GUESSING: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's
strategy to take the ensuing Lok Sabha poll battle right in the Congress
stronghold of Salcete might have come as a surprise for many, but the move
appears to have left many an United Goans Democratic Party leader guessing
over the BJP's sudden game-plan. The party leaders are apparently sore over
what they called as the BJP's alleged secret exercise to wean away certain
political personalities who were bracing up to join the party. (H)

CONGRESS TO MONITOR RECRUITMENT UNDER PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCHEME: THE Pernem MLA
and the spokesperson of the Congress Legislature Party, Mr Jitendra
Deshprabhu, said that the recent quashing and setting aside the selection of
31 candidates for the rank of police sub-inspectors by the Panaji bench of
Bombay High Court has proved that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
had flouted the rules of recruitment, while selecting the 31 candidates.
"The Congress Party would henceforth closely monitor various recruitments
made by the government under its pre-employment scheme," he said. (NT)

COCONUT OIL FIRM PAYS FINE: A coconut oil manufacturing company, which had
been hauled up by the Legal Metrology department for allegedly packing less
quantity of oil in its 200 ml packages, has finally paid the fine of
Rs.28,000. (GT)

RETIRED BANKER FOUND DEAD: Ghanashyam Halarnkar, a retired banker from
Bazarmoll-Ponda, attended the birthday party of his grandchild on March 16.
Some time later Halarnkar was found dead, with stab wounds in his neck. The
body was found in a pool of blood the following day. Both legs were tied
together with some clothes. (H)

POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)

BOARD MOOTS CHANGES IN EXAM PATTERN: With a change in the syllabus for Std X
coming in from the forthcoming academic year 2004-05 onwards, the Goa Board
of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education also seems to be contemplating
on reviewing and revamping the examination and assessment patterns which are
currently in force. The Board has sought to know whether it should introduce
only six question papers for six subjects. The Board sets nine question
papers for six subjects. (H)

AROUND 1000 JOIN CANCER LIST ANNUALLY: Annually about 1000 people are added
to the list of cancer patients in Goa. Of this 600 alone suffer due to use
of tobacco in one form or the others, while 200 cases are of breast cancer,
claimed Dr Shekar Salkar, General Secretary NOTE-India, speaking to media in
Panjim on March 17. The death due to heart diseases also is high, apparently
because of tobacco use, he informed. (H)

SAHANI, TOP BUREAUCRATS COME IN FOR CRITICISM: In an interesting development
apparently having political overtone, the Governor, Kidar Nath Sahani, the
Chief Secretary, DS Negi, Information Secretary Jayashree Raghuraman and
Deputy Inspector General of Police Muktesh Chander have come under severe
criticism from National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication for their
association with the bravery awards presented by a tobacco company recently.
(H)

WORKSHOP ON TIATR: Kala Mogi, Candolim, in collaboration with the Kala
Academy, will organize a workshop on tiatr/khell-tiatr script writing at the
Black Box of the Kala Academy at 10 am on 28 March. Various aspects like
selection of theme, techniques of theme developing, comedy aspect of the
script, songs, etc, will be dealt with during the workshop. (GT)

ON HELMET RULE: Motorcycle Action group in its meeting have expressed hopes
that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would keep his assurance given last
year to MAG delegation that necessary exemptions would be made to the helmet
rule. According to a press note issued by MAG spokesman Aires Rodrigues, the
meeting chaired by convenor Premanand Lotlikar also decided that a
delegation of MAG will meet all the candidates contesting the forthcoming
Lok Sabha elections to urge them to make their stand on the helmet issue
public. (H)

USE OF MOBILES BY RIDERS: The growing use of mobile phones while riding or
driving of vehicles has concerned the public in Canacona. Recently, two
minor road mishaps occurred at Poinguinim and Ordofond, while the drivers
were using mobile phones while in motion. (H)

DISABLED-UNFRIENDLY: Non-governmental organizations working with the
disabled expressed their total disillusionment with the government and its
inability to keep its promises, stating that the State has failed totally to
implement the Persons With Disabilities Act 1995. Disability Rights
Association of Goa on March 17 had its first meeting in Panjim where a
number of NGOs including Caritas Goa, Disha Trust, Special Olympics and
Golden India Society came together and discussed the present status of the
Act. (H)

GPS TO LAUNCH 'DISTRESS LINE': The Goa Psychiatric Society, a non-government
organization working in the field of mental health, will soon be launching a
'Distress Line', telephonic counseling for the individuals suffering from
mental stress. The humanitarian service would be made available free of cost
to the citizens of Goa, with the trained volunteers manning the telephone
line and counseling the clients in distress. (NT)

ALARMING DEATHS: News suggests that as many as 32 foreigners died in Goa in
a period of just three months, between December 2003 and February 2004. When
individual reports tickle in, announcing one foreigner's death at a time,
the situation looks less serious than it actually is. But, the larger
picture is certainly alarming. This gives Goa the dubious distinction of
being the national capital for unexplained foreigner deaths. This year, the
situation also caught the attention of the international media. (Edit in
Herald)

D'SATISH GETS WIZARD'S AWARD: D'Satish, the pioneer of magic and variety
theatre movement in Goa, has received the prestigious Wizard's Award from
the International Brotherhood of Magicians, world's oldest and largest magic
organisation, having 26,000 members worldwide with headquarters in Missouri,
USA. In his 43 year-long theatre life, D'Satish has scripted, directed and
staged eight magico-dramas on health related topics, incorporating magic
illusions, so the awareness message given through the verbal firework was
clearly understood and long remembered. (NT)

SEBASTIAO, 108 NOT OUT: Anthony Sebastiao Remedios has literally bridge the
20th century. Born at the turn of the 19th century, the Saligao resident has
seen the last one tick by and is still alive and kicking in the 21st. He may
be a little hard of hearing and unable to walk, but Goa's arguable oldest
citizen is not only in good cheer and health by also possesses a phenomenal
passion for life at 108. Born in Salmona, Saligao, on 19 March 1896, he did
his schooling in the village. He left for Uganda in April 1913. He worked as
a clerk in a bank and later took up a government job.He takes less of rice
but eats more of dry food-bread and butter, biscuits, chips and cake and
half of a Moira banana at every meal. (GT)

S P O R T S

GOA VELHA IN SEMIS: Hosts Goa Velha Sports Club drubbed Cuncolim Union 4-0
to storm into the semi-finals of the London trophy football tournament
organized by Goa Velha SC and being played at Goa Velha grounds yesterday.
(GT)

D E A T H S
16 Mar: Britona: ALICK CLAVER RODRIGUES: son of Eusebio/
Angela, brother of Erika.
17 Mar: Siolim: DR FRANCISCO XAVIER DE SOUZA (Ex-Medical Officer, Qatar):
husband of Aida, father of Joseph Frank, Lilia and Josephine,
brother/brother-in-law of late Luisa/late Sergio Souza and Atonetta/late
Apolinario.
17 Mar: Seraulim: ADV IDA DA COSTA: daughter of late Dr Lazarus
Agostinho/late Esmeria, sisters of late Stuarta, late Antonia/late Adv
Prisonio, late Paulino/Gracinda.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.2 degC (82.8 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.9 deg C; Min Temp: 25.6 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A dull, cloudy, warm morning in Goa today.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Gabe Menezes
2004-03-18 09:42:50 UTC
Permalink
POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)


RESPONSE:-

The much awaited return Bull fight was scuppered, by the Police. The young
Margao MLA made a hasty retreat. The Benaulim man was disguised, as a
coconut tree.

Cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Bosco - Goanet Volunteer
2004-03-20 16:20:42 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:29:35 +0530, "Ahva Fernandes" <ahva at sangath.com> wrote:

Dear Joel,

Thanks a ton for your web-site... it really is a boon with all the news
tucked into a nut-shell. Would you by any chance be able to help me know
more on what the government has done regarding the Disabilities Draft
Policy. How far have they proceeded and the present status. Thanks a lot
once again. Keep living and breathing news

Regards
Ahva
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-18 04:56:08 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
18 March 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews16 Mar

H I G H L I G H T S
- Congress, NCP, MGP still undecided about alliance. Red & White Bravery
Awards, Alex Fernandes wins gold medal for his bravery.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

YOUTH MURDERED IN MARGAO: A 25-year-old youth, Rajkumar Soni, was murdered
in Margao on March 17. The police have detained three persons including the
victim's ex-employer. According to the police, Rajkumar was working as a
salesman for Ramanand Pandey, who confessed to the murder. (GT)

PARRIKAR'S GAME-PLAN LEAVES UGDP GUESSING: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's
strategy to take the ensuing Lok Sabha poll battle right in the Congress
stronghold of Salcete might have come as a surprise for many, but the move
appears to have left many an United Goans Democratic Party leader guessing
over the BJP's sudden game-plan. The party leaders are apparently sore over
what they called as the BJP's alleged secret exercise to wean away certain
political personalities who were bracing up to join the party. (H)

CONGRESS TO MONITOR RECRUITMENT UNDER PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCHEME: THE Pernem MLA
and the spokesperson of the Congress Legislature Party, Mr Jitendra
Deshprabhu, said that the recent quashing and setting aside the selection of
31 candidates for the rank of police sub-inspectors by the Panaji bench of
Bombay High Court has proved that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
had flouted the rules of recruitment, while selecting the 31 candidates.
"The Congress Party would henceforth closely monitor various recruitments
made by the government under its pre-employment scheme," he said. (NT)

COCONUT OIL FIRM PAYS FINE: A coconut oil manufacturing company, which had
been hauled up by the Legal Metrology department for allegedly packing less
quantity of oil in its 200 ml packages, has finally paid the fine of
Rs.28,000. (GT)

RETIRED BANKER FOUND DEAD: Ghanashyam Halarnkar, a retired banker from
Bazarmoll-Ponda, attended the birthday party of his grandchild on March 16.
Some time later Halarnkar was found dead, with stab wounds in his neck. The
body was found in a pool of blood the following day. Both legs were tied
together with some clothes. (H)

POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)

BOARD MOOTS CHANGES IN EXAM PATTERN: With a change in the syllabus for Std X
coming in from the forthcoming academic year 2004-05 onwards, the Goa Board
of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education also seems to be contemplating
on reviewing and revamping the examination and assessment patterns which are
currently in force. The Board has sought to know whether it should introduce
only six question papers for six subjects. The Board sets nine question
papers for six subjects. (H)

AROUND 1000 JOIN CANCER LIST ANNUALLY: Annually about 1000 people are added
to the list of cancer patients in Goa. Of this 600 alone suffer due to use
of tobacco in one form or the others, while 200 cases are of breast cancer,
claimed Dr Shekar Salkar, General Secretary NOTE-India, speaking to media in
Panjim on March 17. The death due to heart diseases also is high, apparently
because of tobacco use, he informed. (H)

SAHANI, TOP BUREAUCRATS COME IN FOR CRITICISM: In an interesting development
apparently having political overtone, the Governor, Kidar Nath Sahani, the
Chief Secretary, DS Negi, Information Secretary Jayashree Raghuraman and
Deputy Inspector General of Police Muktesh Chander have come under severe
criticism from National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication for their
association with the bravery awards presented by a tobacco company recently.
(H)

WORKSHOP ON TIATR: Kala Mogi, Candolim, in collaboration with the Kala
Academy, will organize a workshop on tiatr/khell-tiatr script writing at the
Black Box of the Kala Academy at 10 am on 28 March. Various aspects like
selection of theme, techniques of theme developing, comedy aspect of the
script, songs, etc, will be dealt with during the workshop. (GT)

ON HELMET RULE: Motorcycle Action group in its meeting have expressed hopes
that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would keep his assurance given last
year to MAG delegation that necessary exemptions would be made to the helmet
rule. According to a press note issued by MAG spokesman Aires Rodrigues, the
meeting chaired by convenor Premanand Lotlikar also decided that a
delegation of MAG will meet all the candidates contesting the forthcoming
Lok Sabha elections to urge them to make their stand on the helmet issue
public. (H)

USE OF MOBILES BY RIDERS: The growing use of mobile phones while riding or
driving of vehicles has concerned the public in Canacona. Recently, two
minor road mishaps occurred at Poinguinim and Ordofond, while the drivers
were using mobile phones while in motion. (H)

DISABLED-UNFRIENDLY: Non-governmental organizations working with the
disabled expressed their total disillusionment with the government and its
inability to keep its promises, stating that the State has failed totally to
implement the Persons With Disabilities Act 1995. Disability Rights
Association of Goa on March 17 had its first meeting in Panjim where a
number of NGOs including Caritas Goa, Disha Trust, Special Olympics and
Golden India Society came together and discussed the present status of the
Act. (H)

GPS TO LAUNCH 'DISTRESS LINE': The Goa Psychiatric Society, a non-government
organization working in the field of mental health, will soon be launching a
'Distress Line', telephonic counseling for the individuals suffering from
mental stress. The humanitarian service would be made available free of cost
to the citizens of Goa, with the trained volunteers manning the telephone
line and counseling the clients in distress. (NT)

ALARMING DEATHS: News suggests that as many as 32 foreigners died in Goa in
a period of just three months, between December 2003 and February 2004. When
individual reports tickle in, announcing one foreigner's death at a time,
the situation looks less serious than it actually is. But, the larger
picture is certainly alarming. This gives Goa the dubious distinction of
being the national capital for unexplained foreigner deaths. This year, the
situation also caught the attention of the international media. (Edit in
Herald)

D'SATISH GETS WIZARD'S AWARD: D'Satish, the pioneer of magic and variety
theatre movement in Goa, has received the prestigious Wizard's Award from
the International Brotherhood of Magicians, world's oldest and largest magic
organisation, having 26,000 members worldwide with headquarters in Missouri,
USA. In his 43 year-long theatre life, D'Satish has scripted, directed and
staged eight magico-dramas on health related topics, incorporating magic
illusions, so the awareness message given through the verbal firework was
clearly understood and long remembered. (NT)

SEBASTIAO, 108 NOT OUT: Anthony Sebastiao Remedios has literally bridge the
20th century. Born at the turn of the 19th century, the Saligao resident has
seen the last one tick by and is still alive and kicking in the 21st. He may
be a little hard of hearing and unable to walk, but Goa's arguable oldest
citizen is not only in good cheer and health by also possesses a phenomenal
passion for life at 108. Born in Salmona, Saligao, on 19 March 1896, he did
his schooling in the village. He left for Uganda in April 1913. He worked as
a clerk in a bank and later took up a government job.He takes less of rice
but eats more of dry food-bread and butter, biscuits, chips and cake and
half of a Moira banana at every meal. (GT)

S P O R T S

GOA VELHA IN SEMIS: Hosts Goa Velha Sports Club drubbed Cuncolim Union 4-0
to storm into the semi-finals of the London trophy football tournament
organized by Goa Velha SC and being played at Goa Velha grounds yesterday.
(GT)

D E A T H S
16 Mar: Britona: ALICK CLAVER RODRIGUES: son of Eusebio/
Angela, brother of Erika.
17 Mar: Siolim: DR FRANCISCO XAVIER DE SOUZA (Ex-Medical Officer, Qatar):
husband of Aida, father of Joseph Frank, Lilia and Josephine,
brother/brother-in-law of late Luisa/late Sergio Souza and Atonetta/late
Apolinario.
17 Mar: Seraulim: ADV IDA DA COSTA: daughter of late Dr Lazarus
Agostinho/late Esmeria, sisters of late Stuarta, late Antonia/late Adv
Prisonio, late Paulino/Gracinda.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.2 degC (82.8 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.9 deg C; Min Temp: 25.6 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A dull, cloudy, warm morning in Goa today.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Gabe Menezes
2004-03-18 09:42:50 UTC
Permalink
POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)


RESPONSE:-

The much awaited return Bull fight was scuppered, by the Police. The young
Margao MLA made a hasty retreat. The Benaulim man was disguised, as a
coconut tree.

Cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Bosco - Goanet Volunteer
2004-03-20 16:20:42 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:29:35 +0530, "Ahva Fernandes" <ahva at sangath.com> wrote:

Dear Joel,

Thanks a ton for your web-site... it really is a boon with all the news
tucked into a nut-shell. Would you by any chance be able to help me know
more on what the government has done regarding the Disabilities Draft
Policy. How far have they proceeded and the present status. Thanks a lot
once again. Keep living and breathing news

Regards
Ahva
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-18 04:56:08 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
18 March 2004

Check GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews16 Mar

H I G H L I G H T S
- Congress, NCP, MGP still undecided about alliance. Red & White Bravery
Awards, Alex Fernandes wins gold medal for his bravery.

Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

YOUTH MURDERED IN MARGAO: A 25-year-old youth, Rajkumar Soni, was murdered
in Margao on March 17. The police have detained three persons including the
victim's ex-employer. According to the police, Rajkumar was working as a
salesman for Ramanand Pandey, who confessed to the murder. (GT)

PARRIKAR'S GAME-PLAN LEAVES UGDP GUESSING: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's
strategy to take the ensuing Lok Sabha poll battle right in the Congress
stronghold of Salcete might have come as a surprise for many, but the move
appears to have left many an United Goans Democratic Party leader guessing
over the BJP's sudden game-plan. The party leaders are apparently sore over
what they called as the BJP's alleged secret exercise to wean away certain
political personalities who were bracing up to join the party. (H)

CONGRESS TO MONITOR RECRUITMENT UNDER PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCHEME: THE Pernem MLA
and the spokesperson of the Congress Legislature Party, Mr Jitendra
Deshprabhu, said that the recent quashing and setting aside the selection of
31 candidates for the rank of police sub-inspectors by the Panaji bench of
Bombay High Court has proved that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
had flouted the rules of recruitment, while selecting the 31 candidates.
"The Congress Party would henceforth closely monitor various recruitments
made by the government under its pre-employment scheme," he said. (NT)

COCONUT OIL FIRM PAYS FINE: A coconut oil manufacturing company, which had
been hauled up by the Legal Metrology department for allegedly packing less
quantity of oil in its 200 ml packages, has finally paid the fine of
Rs.28,000. (GT)

RETIRED BANKER FOUND DEAD: Ghanashyam Halarnkar, a retired banker from
Bazarmoll-Ponda, attended the birthday party of his grandchild on March 16.
Some time later Halarnkar was found dead, with stab wounds in his neck. The
body was found in a pool of blood the following day. Both legs were tied
together with some clothes. (H)

POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)

BOARD MOOTS CHANGES IN EXAM PATTERN: With a change in the syllabus for Std X
coming in from the forthcoming academic year 2004-05 onwards, the Goa Board
of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education also seems to be contemplating
on reviewing and revamping the examination and assessment patterns which are
currently in force. The Board has sought to know whether it should introduce
only six question papers for six subjects. The Board sets nine question
papers for six subjects. (H)

AROUND 1000 JOIN CANCER LIST ANNUALLY: Annually about 1000 people are added
to the list of cancer patients in Goa. Of this 600 alone suffer due to use
of tobacco in one form or the others, while 200 cases are of breast cancer,
claimed Dr Shekar Salkar, General Secretary NOTE-India, speaking to media in
Panjim on March 17. The death due to heart diseases also is high, apparently
because of tobacco use, he informed. (H)

SAHANI, TOP BUREAUCRATS COME IN FOR CRITICISM: In an interesting development
apparently having political overtone, the Governor, Kidar Nath Sahani, the
Chief Secretary, DS Negi, Information Secretary Jayashree Raghuraman and
Deputy Inspector General of Police Muktesh Chander have come under severe
criticism from National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication for their
association with the bravery awards presented by a tobacco company recently.
(H)

WORKSHOP ON TIATR: Kala Mogi, Candolim, in collaboration with the Kala
Academy, will organize a workshop on tiatr/khell-tiatr script writing at the
Black Box of the Kala Academy at 10 am on 28 March. Various aspects like
selection of theme, techniques of theme developing, comedy aspect of the
script, songs, etc, will be dealt with during the workshop. (GT)

ON HELMET RULE: Motorcycle Action group in its meeting have expressed hopes
that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would keep his assurance given last
year to MAG delegation that necessary exemptions would be made to the helmet
rule. According to a press note issued by MAG spokesman Aires Rodrigues, the
meeting chaired by convenor Premanand Lotlikar also decided that a
delegation of MAG will meet all the candidates contesting the forthcoming
Lok Sabha elections to urge them to make their stand on the helmet issue
public. (H)

USE OF MOBILES BY RIDERS: The growing use of mobile phones while riding or
driving of vehicles has concerned the public in Canacona. Recently, two
minor road mishaps occurred at Poinguinim and Ordofond, while the drivers
were using mobile phones while in motion. (H)

DISABLED-UNFRIENDLY: Non-governmental organizations working with the
disabled expressed their total disillusionment with the government and its
inability to keep its promises, stating that the State has failed totally to
implement the Persons With Disabilities Act 1995. Disability Rights
Association of Goa on March 17 had its first meeting in Panjim where a
number of NGOs including Caritas Goa, Disha Trust, Special Olympics and
Golden India Society came together and discussed the present status of the
Act. (H)

GPS TO LAUNCH 'DISTRESS LINE': The Goa Psychiatric Society, a non-government
organization working in the field of mental health, will soon be launching a
'Distress Line', telephonic counseling for the individuals suffering from
mental stress. The humanitarian service would be made available free of cost
to the citizens of Goa, with the trained volunteers manning the telephone
line and counseling the clients in distress. (NT)

ALARMING DEATHS: News suggests that as many as 32 foreigners died in Goa in
a period of just three months, between December 2003 and February 2004. When
individual reports tickle in, announcing one foreigner's death at a time,
the situation looks less serious than it actually is. But, the larger
picture is certainly alarming. This gives Goa the dubious distinction of
being the national capital for unexplained foreigner deaths. This year, the
situation also caught the attention of the international media. (Edit in
Herald)

D'SATISH GETS WIZARD'S AWARD: D'Satish, the pioneer of magic and variety
theatre movement in Goa, has received the prestigious Wizard's Award from
the International Brotherhood of Magicians, world's oldest and largest magic
organisation, having 26,000 members worldwide with headquarters in Missouri,
USA. In his 43 year-long theatre life, D'Satish has scripted, directed and
staged eight magico-dramas on health related topics, incorporating magic
illusions, so the awareness message given through the verbal firework was
clearly understood and long remembered. (NT)

SEBASTIAO, 108 NOT OUT: Anthony Sebastiao Remedios has literally bridge the
20th century. Born at the turn of the 19th century, the Saligao resident has
seen the last one tick by and is still alive and kicking in the 21st. He may
be a little hard of hearing and unable to walk, but Goa's arguable oldest
citizen is not only in good cheer and health by also possesses a phenomenal
passion for life at 108. Born in Salmona, Saligao, on 19 March 1896, he did
his schooling in the village. He left for Uganda in April 1913. He worked as
a clerk in a bank and later took up a government job.He takes less of rice
but eats more of dry food-bread and butter, biscuits, chips and cake and
half of a Moira banana at every meal. (GT)

S P O R T S

GOA VELHA IN SEMIS: Hosts Goa Velha Sports Club drubbed Cuncolim Union 4-0
to storm into the semi-finals of the London trophy football tournament
organized by Goa Velha SC and being played at Goa Velha grounds yesterday.
(GT)

D E A T H S
16 Mar: Britona: ALICK CLAVER RODRIGUES: son of Eusebio/
Angela, brother of Erika.
17 Mar: Siolim: DR FRANCISCO XAVIER DE SOUZA (Ex-Medical Officer, Qatar):
husband of Aida, father of Joseph Frank, Lilia and Josephine,
brother/brother-in-law of late Luisa/late Sergio Souza and Atonetta/late
Apolinario.
17 Mar: Seraulim: ADV IDA DA COSTA: daughter of late Dr Lazarus
Agostinho/late Esmeria, sisters of late Stuarta, late Antonia/late Adv
Prisonio, late Paulino/Gracinda.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.2 degC (82.8 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.9 deg C; Min Temp: 25.6 deg C; Humidity: 92% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A dull, cloudy, warm morning in Goa today.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Gabe Menezes
2004-03-18 09:42:50 UTC
Permalink
POLICE HALT BULLFIGHTS AT COLVA: Colva police managed to stop bullfights
even before it could start by timely intervention at Calvado, Benaulim. Upon
seeing the police the crowd dispersed. (GT)


RESPONSE:-

The much awaited return Bull fight was scuppered, by the Police. The young
Margao MLA made a hasty retreat. The Benaulim man was disguised, as a
coconut tree.

Cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Bosco - Goanet Volunteer
2004-03-20 16:20:42 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:29:35 +0530, "Ahva Fernandes" <ahva at sangath.com> wrote:

Dear Joel,

Thanks a ton for your web-site... it really is a boon with all the news
tucked into a nut-shell. Would you by any chance be able to help me know
more on what the government has done regarding the Disabilities Draft
Policy. How far have they proceeded and the present status. Thanks a lot
once again. Keep living and breathing news

Regards
Ahva

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