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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
26 Nov 2003

HELMETS FOR RIDERS: Transport Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has reiterated
that wearing of helmets for two-wheeler riders would be made compulsory from
January next year. He said the decision had been taken since the government
has filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court at Goa in the wake of a
petition regarding the use of helmets in the State. The Transport department
has withdrawn the notification granting relaxation to two-wheeler riders
within city limits and those riding below 40 kms on highways. (GT)

RELIANCE POWER SEEKS MERGER WITH BSES: In a move that could have significant
ramifications for Goa's power section, the State's sole independent power
producer, Reliance Salgaocar Power Co Ltd (RSPCL), is seeking to merge with
its parent company, Bombay Suburban Electricity services. RSPCL has a 48
megawatts capacity plant at Sancoale that is 100 per cent operational and
has a power-purchase agreement with the Goa government. (H)

COLVALE VILLAGERS UP IN ARMS: City dwellers should not enjoy at the cost of
health of Colvale villagers by dumping garbage of the entire North Goa at
the proposed site in Colvale, stated the village Sarpanch, Mr Nilkant
Halankar. He said if the villagers do not oppose the move, then it will pose
serious threat to their health. "How can the government take such a step
without consulting the village panchayat?" he quipped. (NT)

GOVT TO REVIEW MOVE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said legal and
technical advice will be seriously considered on whether the State should
intervene in RSPCL's petition in the Bombay High Court at Goa seeking merger
with BSES. (H)

EID TODAY: Governor Kidar Nath Sahani and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
have extended greetings to the Muslim brethren on the occasion of
Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated today. The governor, in his message, has called
for a collective vow to live in amity, social solidarity and peace. (GT)

MALA RESIDENTS SUPPORT LAKE PROJECT? Slogans like "Monis zai vo pokxi zai?"
(Who matters, birds or people?) rent the air at the Mala lake during a site
visit by concerned citizens, members of Goa People's Forum and project
consultant and engineer RM Dhume and his team. In the wake of criticism over
lack of information about the beautification of Mala lake project by Goa
State Infrastructure Development Corporation, Dhume had agreed to the
request of GPF for a site inspection on Tuesday. (H)

RESURVEY OF LAND RECORDS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will launch the
resurvey work of land records at a function to be held at Miramar Circle at
9.30 am today. The actual survey will start from 1 December this year within
the city limits of Panaji and Taleigao village. It will be taken up
ward-wise, and is expected to be completed in about three to four months'
time. (GT)

TOURIST SAVED: Life guard Sandesh Naik at Colva beach saved a tourist, N Raj
Shekar, from drowning in the Arabian sea. (GT)

EXCISE OFFICER CONVICTED: The First Additional Sessions Court has convicted
a high-ranking official of the Central Excise Department, Estaquio Misquita
of Mapusa, of attempted murder. Misquita was charged with having shot at his
neighbour Minu Barucha on October 28, 1996, while in an inebriated state.
(H)

INJURED IN ROAD MISHAP: Two persons were injured in a scooter accident at
Sucaldem. (NT)

MISSING: One Joaozinho Goes, aged 45, who was working on a trawler, is
missing from Sarzora. (NT)

WOMAN HELD: A woman, Muktabai Samant, was arrested by the Quepem police on
charges of harassing her daughter-in-law, Anuja Deepak Samat who had married
Deepak in 1999, for dowry. Anuja also accused her husband and his brothers
of a similar offence. (H)

'BRIDE' TAKEN FOR A RIDE: Lured by the promises of marriage, a 30-year-old
woman of Neturlim-Sanguem ended up handing over her jewellery worth about
Rs.12,000 to her prospective bridegroom. The man has disappeared with her
jewellery, but the woman is hopeful that he would return and honour his
promise of marriage. (H)

TO BENEFIT JOBLESS YOUTH: The Chief Minister's Rozghar Yojana has been
recast by mooting easier repayment and other facilities in a bid to
encourage more jobless youth to take up self-employment. Persons in the age
group of 20 to 40 years, eighth standard passed or with other technical
qualifications, with an annual family income of less than Rs.80,000 will be
eligible, for a loan of maximum Rs.2 lakh including 50 per cent share
capital. (GT)

PIANO COMPETITION: The Florinda Heredia Correa Memorial Piano Competition
organised by the Kala Academy, Panaji, will be held on November 28 at 4 pm
at the Black Box, Kala Academy. (NT)

MANDO DOWN BUT NOT QUITE OUT: The subtle mando dance, one of the prominent
forms of Goan culture, seems to have been losing out to contemporary forms
of entertainment. This is evident from the poor response the mando festival
has received in the last few years. But as Panjim gears for another evening
of the mando today (November 26), the question uppermost on the minds of
organisers and mando enthusiasts is whether things could indeed change. Over
the years, participation on the part of younger generation has reduced
considerably, and those who grew up in changing times seem to be interested
in scintillating forms of entertainment. (Bindya Chari in Herald)

PONDA GARBAGE: As in most parts of Goa, the issue of garbage continues to
haunt Ponda. And although the Ponda Municipal Council, in a bid to eradicate
this issue has purchased 8,000 square metres at Kerim, the issue is far from
over. Presently, the PMC dumps all waste at Curti. This has raised the
heckles of the Curti-Khandepar panchayat with Sarpanch Bhikka Kerkar
strongly objecting to this. (GT)

FORUM TO EXPOSE LOCAL PROBLEMS: The Pomburpa-Olaulim Citizens Forum, formed
by a group of pro-active concerned citizens, has been aggressively voicing
out grievance of the people and demanding action on various issues. At its
monthly meeting at Pomburpa on Sunday, the inefficient functioning of the
electricity department was highlighted. (H)

EDUCATION ON THE MAT: Over the past fortnight, some of the stories emerging
from the educational front give cause for surprise, if not shock. On
November 10, we learnt from news reports that the Goa Board plans to sell
answer-papers of toppers for a price. Last weekend, a section of the Goa
press quoted the Goa Board as having "warned publishers" against publishing
question paper sets of their HSSC and SSC exams. To complete this strange
trio of education-related stories, our Chief Minister has gone on record-on
a televised phone-in programme, at that-saying that subjects like History
are "non-utilitarian". He reportedly went along with the view that the
government should consider doing away with this subject! (Edit in Herald)

PHD FOR DESHPANDE: Shreeraj Padmakar Deshpande, alumni of People's High
School, has been conferred the degree of Philosophy (PhD) by the Pune
University for his thesis "Health Insurance" under the Faculty of Commerce.
(H)

FEDRICA CROWNED MISS NIIT: Fedrica Fernandes was crowned Miss NIIT 2003
while Vibhuti Shetye was adjudged Mr NIIT 2003, at a Fun Fest in the
premises of NIIT at Chaudi, Canacona, on Saturday. The first runner-up was
Freeda Baretto. (H)

S P O R T S

REMY WINS BOTH RACES: Remy Fernandes proved that he was far ahead of all the
other sailors on day one by clinching both the races despite Derrick Menezes
taking a clear lead at the start of each race, in the National Windsurfing
Championships. (GT)

GOA THRASH ORISSA: Powered by attacking display of handball, hosts Goa
defeated Orissa in the inaugural league match of the 26th Jr National
Handball Championship held at Fatorda, Goa defeated Orissa 34-13. (GT)

SESA ACADEMY TOPS: Title aspirants Sesa Football Academy scored a well
deserving 3-0 victory their arch rivals Goa United Sports Academy,
Calangute, in GFA's under-17 (Bardez Zone) league match at Duler grounds in
Mapusa. (H)

G R E E T I N G S

D E A T H S
25 Nov: Chandor: JOSEPH MASCARENHAS: husband of Antonette, father of
John/Salva, Celio/Sarah, Gabriel/Wendy.
25 Nov: Varca-Fatrade: REAGAN FERNANDES: son of Moses/Joaquina, brother
of Rickson and Rollwin.
25 Nov: Colva: VOICUNTH G POI PALONDICAR: Father of Digamber/Vidya,
Manguesh/Maya, Kunda Rajadhyaksha, Vrunda/Dr Chandrakant Kamat, Usha/Ahsok
Dhume, Vanita/Suresh Karande.
25 Nov: Vasco: PETRONILA FERNANDES: Wife of late Richard D'Cruz, mother
of Rockey, Faustin, Anthony, Conceicao, Betul, Anita and Soccorine D'Cruz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 24.4 degC (75.9 degF) at 8.00 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C; Min Temp: 22.2 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-26 07:06:54 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
26 Nov 2003

HELMETS FOR RIDERS: Transport Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has reiterated
that wearing of helmets for two-wheeler riders would be made compulsory from
January next year. He said the decision had been taken since the government
has filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court at Goa in the wake of a
petition regarding the use of helmets in the State. The Transport department
has withdrawn the notification granting relaxation to two-wheeler riders
within city limits and those riding below 40 kms on highways. (GT)

RELIANCE POWER SEEKS MERGER WITH BSES: In a move that could have significant
ramifications for Goa's power section, the State's sole independent power
producer, Reliance Salgaocar Power Co Ltd (RSPCL), is seeking to merge with
its parent company, Bombay Suburban Electricity services. RSPCL has a 48
megawatts capacity plant at Sancoale that is 100 per cent operational and
has a power-purchase agreement with the Goa government. (H)

COLVALE VILLAGERS UP IN ARMS: City dwellers should not enjoy at the cost of
health of Colvale villagers by dumping garbage of the entire North Goa at
the proposed site in Colvale, stated the village Sarpanch, Mr Nilkant
Halankar. He said if the villagers do not oppose the move, then it will pose
serious threat to their health. "How can the government take such a step
without consulting the village panchayat?" he quipped. (NT)

GOVT TO REVIEW MOVE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said legal and
technical advice will be seriously considered on whether the State should
intervene in RSPCL's petition in the Bombay High Court at Goa seeking merger
with BSES. (H)

EID TODAY: Governor Kidar Nath Sahani and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
have extended greetings to the Muslim brethren on the occasion of
Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated today. The governor, in his message, has called
for a collective vow to live in amity, social solidarity and peace. (GT)

MALA RESIDENTS SUPPORT LAKE PROJECT? Slogans like "Monis zai vo pokxi zai?"
(Who matters, birds or people?) rent the air at the Mala lake during a site
visit by concerned citizens, members of Goa People's Forum and project
consultant and engineer RM Dhume and his team. In the wake of criticism over
lack of information about the beautification of Mala lake project by Goa
State Infrastructure Development Corporation, Dhume had agreed to the
request of GPF for a site inspection on Tuesday. (H)

RESURVEY OF LAND RECORDS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will launch the
resurvey work of land records at a function to be held at Miramar Circle at
9.30 am today. The actual survey will start from 1 December this year within
the city limits of Panaji and Taleigao village. It will be taken up
ward-wise, and is expected to be completed in about three to four months'
time. (GT)

TOURIST SAVED: Life guard Sandesh Naik at Colva beach saved a tourist, N Raj
Shekar, from drowning in the Arabian sea. (GT)

EXCISE OFFICER CONVICTED: The First Additional Sessions Court has convicted
a high-ranking official of the Central Excise Department, Estaquio Misquita
of Mapusa, of attempted murder. Misquita was charged with having shot at his
neighbour Minu Barucha on October 28, 1996, while in an inebriated state.
(H)

INJURED IN ROAD MISHAP: Two persons were injured in a scooter accident at
Sucaldem. (NT)

MISSING: One Joaozinho Goes, aged 45, who was working on a trawler, is
missing from Sarzora. (NT)

WOMAN HELD: A woman, Muktabai Samant, was arrested by the Quepem police on
charges of harassing her daughter-in-law, Anuja Deepak Samat who had married
Deepak in 1999, for dowry. Anuja also accused her husband and his brothers
of a similar offence. (H)

'BRIDE' TAKEN FOR A RIDE: Lured by the promises of marriage, a 30-year-old
woman of Neturlim-Sanguem ended up handing over her jewellery worth about
Rs.12,000 to her prospective bridegroom. The man has disappeared with her
jewellery, but the woman is hopeful that he would return and honour his
promise of marriage. (H)

TO BENEFIT JOBLESS YOUTH: The Chief Minister's Rozghar Yojana has been
recast by mooting easier repayment and other facilities in a bid to
encourage more jobless youth to take up self-employment. Persons in the age
group of 20 to 40 years, eighth standard passed or with other technical
qualifications, with an annual family income of less than Rs.80,000 will be
eligible, for a loan of maximum Rs.2 lakh including 50 per cent share
capital. (GT)

PIANO COMPETITION: The Florinda Heredia Correa Memorial Piano Competition
organised by the Kala Academy, Panaji, will be held on November 28 at 4 pm
at the Black Box, Kala Academy. (NT)

MANDO DOWN BUT NOT QUITE OUT: The subtle mando dance, one of the prominent
forms of Goan culture, seems to have been losing out to contemporary forms
of entertainment. This is evident from the poor response the mando festival
has received in the last few years. But as Panjim gears for another evening
of the mando today (November 26), the question uppermost on the minds of
organisers and mando enthusiasts is whether things could indeed change. Over
the years, participation on the part of younger generation has reduced
considerably, and those who grew up in changing times seem to be interested
in scintillating forms of entertainment. (Bindya Chari in Herald)

PONDA GARBAGE: As in most parts of Goa, the issue of garbage continues to
haunt Ponda. And although the Ponda Municipal Council, in a bid to eradicate
this issue has purchased 8,000 square metres at Kerim, the issue is far from
over. Presently, the PMC dumps all waste at Curti. This has raised the
heckles of the Curti-Khandepar panchayat with Sarpanch Bhikka Kerkar
strongly objecting to this. (GT)

FORUM TO EXPOSE LOCAL PROBLEMS: The Pomburpa-Olaulim Citizens Forum, formed
by a group of pro-active concerned citizens, has been aggressively voicing
out grievance of the people and demanding action on various issues. At its
monthly meeting at Pomburpa on Sunday, the inefficient functioning of the
electricity department was highlighted. (H)

EDUCATION ON THE MAT: Over the past fortnight, some of the stories emerging
from the educational front give cause for surprise, if not shock. On
November 10, we learnt from news reports that the Goa Board plans to sell
answer-papers of toppers for a price. Last weekend, a section of the Goa
press quoted the Goa Board as having "warned publishers" against publishing
question paper sets of their HSSC and SSC exams. To complete this strange
trio of education-related stories, our Chief Minister has gone on record-on
a televised phone-in programme, at that-saying that subjects like History
are "non-utilitarian". He reportedly went along with the view that the
government should consider doing away with this subject! (Edit in Herald)

PHD FOR DESHPANDE: Shreeraj Padmakar Deshpande, alumni of People's High
School, has been conferred the degree of Philosophy (PhD) by the Pune
University for his thesis "Health Insurance" under the Faculty of Commerce.
(H)

FEDRICA CROWNED MISS NIIT: Fedrica Fernandes was crowned Miss NIIT 2003
while Vibhuti Shetye was adjudged Mr NIIT 2003, at a Fun Fest in the
premises of NIIT at Chaudi, Canacona, on Saturday. The first runner-up was
Freeda Baretto. (H)

S P O R T S

REMY WINS BOTH RACES: Remy Fernandes proved that he was far ahead of all the
other sailors on day one by clinching both the races despite Derrick Menezes
taking a clear lead at the start of each race, in the National Windsurfing
Championships. (GT)

GOA THRASH ORISSA: Powered by attacking display of handball, hosts Goa
defeated Orissa in the inaugural league match of the 26th Jr National
Handball Championship held at Fatorda, Goa defeated Orissa 34-13. (GT)

SESA ACADEMY TOPS: Title aspirants Sesa Football Academy scored a well
deserving 3-0 victory their arch rivals Goa United Sports Academy,
Calangute, in GFA's under-17 (Bardez Zone) league match at Duler grounds in
Mapusa. (H)

G R E E T I N G S

D E A T H S
25 Nov: Chandor: JOSEPH MASCARENHAS: husband of Antonette, father of
John/Salva, Celio/Sarah, Gabriel/Wendy.
25 Nov: Varca-Fatrade: REAGAN FERNANDES: son of Moses/Joaquina, brother
of Rickson and Rollwin.
25 Nov: Colva: VOICUNTH G POI PALONDICAR: Father of Digamber/Vidya,
Manguesh/Maya, Kunda Rajadhyaksha, Vrunda/Dr Chandrakant Kamat, Usha/Ahsok
Dhume, Vanita/Suresh Karande.
25 Nov: Vasco: PETRONILA FERNANDES: Wife of late Richard D'Cruz, mother
of Rockey, Faustin, Anthony, Conceicao, Betul, Anita and Soccorine D'Cruz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 24.4 degC (75.9 degF) at 8.00 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C; Min Temp: 22.2 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-26 07:06:54 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
26 Nov 2003

HELMETS FOR RIDERS: Transport Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has reiterated
that wearing of helmets for two-wheeler riders would be made compulsory from
January next year. He said the decision had been taken since the government
has filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court at Goa in the wake of a
petition regarding the use of helmets in the State. The Transport department
has withdrawn the notification granting relaxation to two-wheeler riders
within city limits and those riding below 40 kms on highways. (GT)

RELIANCE POWER SEEKS MERGER WITH BSES: In a move that could have significant
ramifications for Goa's power section, the State's sole independent power
producer, Reliance Salgaocar Power Co Ltd (RSPCL), is seeking to merge with
its parent company, Bombay Suburban Electricity services. RSPCL has a 48
megawatts capacity plant at Sancoale that is 100 per cent operational and
has a power-purchase agreement with the Goa government. (H)

COLVALE VILLAGERS UP IN ARMS: City dwellers should not enjoy at the cost of
health of Colvale villagers by dumping garbage of the entire North Goa at
the proposed site in Colvale, stated the village Sarpanch, Mr Nilkant
Halankar. He said if the villagers do not oppose the move, then it will pose
serious threat to their health. "How can the government take such a step
without consulting the village panchayat?" he quipped. (NT)

GOVT TO REVIEW MOVE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said legal and
technical advice will be seriously considered on whether the State should
intervene in RSPCL's petition in the Bombay High Court at Goa seeking merger
with BSES. (H)

EID TODAY: Governor Kidar Nath Sahani and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
have extended greetings to the Muslim brethren on the occasion of
Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated today. The governor, in his message, has called
for a collective vow to live in amity, social solidarity and peace. (GT)

MALA RESIDENTS SUPPORT LAKE PROJECT? Slogans like "Monis zai vo pokxi zai?"
(Who matters, birds or people?) rent the air at the Mala lake during a site
visit by concerned citizens, members of Goa People's Forum and project
consultant and engineer RM Dhume and his team. In the wake of criticism over
lack of information about the beautification of Mala lake project by Goa
State Infrastructure Development Corporation, Dhume had agreed to the
request of GPF for a site inspection on Tuesday. (H)

RESURVEY OF LAND RECORDS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will launch the
resurvey work of land records at a function to be held at Miramar Circle at
9.30 am today. The actual survey will start from 1 December this year within
the city limits of Panaji and Taleigao village. It will be taken up
ward-wise, and is expected to be completed in about three to four months'
time. (GT)

TOURIST SAVED: Life guard Sandesh Naik at Colva beach saved a tourist, N Raj
Shekar, from drowning in the Arabian sea. (GT)

EXCISE OFFICER CONVICTED: The First Additional Sessions Court has convicted
a high-ranking official of the Central Excise Department, Estaquio Misquita
of Mapusa, of attempted murder. Misquita was charged with having shot at his
neighbour Minu Barucha on October 28, 1996, while in an inebriated state.
(H)

INJURED IN ROAD MISHAP: Two persons were injured in a scooter accident at
Sucaldem. (NT)

MISSING: One Joaozinho Goes, aged 45, who was working on a trawler, is
missing from Sarzora. (NT)

WOMAN HELD: A woman, Muktabai Samant, was arrested by the Quepem police on
charges of harassing her daughter-in-law, Anuja Deepak Samat who had married
Deepak in 1999, for dowry. Anuja also accused her husband and his brothers
of a similar offence. (H)

'BRIDE' TAKEN FOR A RIDE: Lured by the promises of marriage, a 30-year-old
woman of Neturlim-Sanguem ended up handing over her jewellery worth about
Rs.12,000 to her prospective bridegroom. The man has disappeared with her
jewellery, but the woman is hopeful that he would return and honour his
promise of marriage. (H)

TO BENEFIT JOBLESS YOUTH: The Chief Minister's Rozghar Yojana has been
recast by mooting easier repayment and other facilities in a bid to
encourage more jobless youth to take up self-employment. Persons in the age
group of 20 to 40 years, eighth standard passed or with other technical
qualifications, with an annual family income of less than Rs.80,000 will be
eligible, for a loan of maximum Rs.2 lakh including 50 per cent share
capital. (GT)

PIANO COMPETITION: The Florinda Heredia Correa Memorial Piano Competition
organised by the Kala Academy, Panaji, will be held on November 28 at 4 pm
at the Black Box, Kala Academy. (NT)

MANDO DOWN BUT NOT QUITE OUT: The subtle mando dance, one of the prominent
forms of Goan culture, seems to have been losing out to contemporary forms
of entertainment. This is evident from the poor response the mando festival
has received in the last few years. But as Panjim gears for another evening
of the mando today (November 26), the question uppermost on the minds of
organisers and mando enthusiasts is whether things could indeed change. Over
the years, participation on the part of younger generation has reduced
considerably, and those who grew up in changing times seem to be interested
in scintillating forms of entertainment. (Bindya Chari in Herald)

PONDA GARBAGE: As in most parts of Goa, the issue of garbage continues to
haunt Ponda. And although the Ponda Municipal Council, in a bid to eradicate
this issue has purchased 8,000 square metres at Kerim, the issue is far from
over. Presently, the PMC dumps all waste at Curti. This has raised the
heckles of the Curti-Khandepar panchayat with Sarpanch Bhikka Kerkar
strongly objecting to this. (GT)

FORUM TO EXPOSE LOCAL PROBLEMS: The Pomburpa-Olaulim Citizens Forum, formed
by a group of pro-active concerned citizens, has been aggressively voicing
out grievance of the people and demanding action on various issues. At its
monthly meeting at Pomburpa on Sunday, the inefficient functioning of the
electricity department was highlighted. (H)

EDUCATION ON THE MAT: Over the past fortnight, some of the stories emerging
from the educational front give cause for surprise, if not shock. On
November 10, we learnt from news reports that the Goa Board plans to sell
answer-papers of toppers for a price. Last weekend, a section of the Goa
press quoted the Goa Board as having "warned publishers" against publishing
question paper sets of their HSSC and SSC exams. To complete this strange
trio of education-related stories, our Chief Minister has gone on record-on
a televised phone-in programme, at that-saying that subjects like History
are "non-utilitarian". He reportedly went along with the view that the
government should consider doing away with this subject! (Edit in Herald)

PHD FOR DESHPANDE: Shreeraj Padmakar Deshpande, alumni of People's High
School, has been conferred the degree of Philosophy (PhD) by the Pune
University for his thesis "Health Insurance" under the Faculty of Commerce.
(H)

FEDRICA CROWNED MISS NIIT: Fedrica Fernandes was crowned Miss NIIT 2003
while Vibhuti Shetye was adjudged Mr NIIT 2003, at a Fun Fest in the
premises of NIIT at Chaudi, Canacona, on Saturday. The first runner-up was
Freeda Baretto. (H)

S P O R T S

REMY WINS BOTH RACES: Remy Fernandes proved that he was far ahead of all the
other sailors on day one by clinching both the races despite Derrick Menezes
taking a clear lead at the start of each race, in the National Windsurfing
Championships. (GT)

GOA THRASH ORISSA: Powered by attacking display of handball, hosts Goa
defeated Orissa in the inaugural league match of the 26th Jr National
Handball Championship held at Fatorda, Goa defeated Orissa 34-13. (GT)

SESA ACADEMY TOPS: Title aspirants Sesa Football Academy scored a well
deserving 3-0 victory their arch rivals Goa United Sports Academy,
Calangute, in GFA's under-17 (Bardez Zone) league match at Duler grounds in
Mapusa. (H)

G R E E T I N G S

D E A T H S
25 Nov: Chandor: JOSEPH MASCARENHAS: husband of Antonette, father of
John/Salva, Celio/Sarah, Gabriel/Wendy.
25 Nov: Varca-Fatrade: REAGAN FERNANDES: son of Moses/Joaquina, brother
of Rickson and Rollwin.
25 Nov: Colva: VOICUNTH G POI PALONDICAR: Father of Digamber/Vidya,
Manguesh/Maya, Kunda Rajadhyaksha, Vrunda/Dr Chandrakant Kamat, Usha/Ahsok
Dhume, Vanita/Suresh Karande.
25 Nov: Vasco: PETRONILA FERNANDES: Wife of late Richard D'Cruz, mother
of Rockey, Faustin, Anthony, Conceicao, Betul, Anita and Soccorine D'Cruz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 24.4 degC (75.9 degF) at 8.00 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C; Min Temp: 22.2 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-26 07:06:54 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
26 Nov 2003

HELMETS FOR RIDERS: Transport Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has reiterated
that wearing of helmets for two-wheeler riders would be made compulsory from
January next year. He said the decision had been taken since the government
has filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court at Goa in the wake of a
petition regarding the use of helmets in the State. The Transport department
has withdrawn the notification granting relaxation to two-wheeler riders
within city limits and those riding below 40 kms on highways. (GT)

RELIANCE POWER SEEKS MERGER WITH BSES: In a move that could have significant
ramifications for Goa's power section, the State's sole independent power
producer, Reliance Salgaocar Power Co Ltd (RSPCL), is seeking to merge with
its parent company, Bombay Suburban Electricity services. RSPCL has a 48
megawatts capacity plant at Sancoale that is 100 per cent operational and
has a power-purchase agreement with the Goa government. (H)

COLVALE VILLAGERS UP IN ARMS: City dwellers should not enjoy at the cost of
health of Colvale villagers by dumping garbage of the entire North Goa at
the proposed site in Colvale, stated the village Sarpanch, Mr Nilkant
Halankar. He said if the villagers do not oppose the move, then it will pose
serious threat to their health. "How can the government take such a step
without consulting the village panchayat?" he quipped. (NT)

GOVT TO REVIEW MOVE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said legal and
technical advice will be seriously considered on whether the State should
intervene in RSPCL's petition in the Bombay High Court at Goa seeking merger
with BSES. (H)

EID TODAY: Governor Kidar Nath Sahani and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
have extended greetings to the Muslim brethren on the occasion of
Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated today. The governor, in his message, has called
for a collective vow to live in amity, social solidarity and peace. (GT)

MALA RESIDENTS SUPPORT LAKE PROJECT? Slogans like "Monis zai vo pokxi zai?"
(Who matters, birds or people?) rent the air at the Mala lake during a site
visit by concerned citizens, members of Goa People's Forum and project
consultant and engineer RM Dhume and his team. In the wake of criticism over
lack of information about the beautification of Mala lake project by Goa
State Infrastructure Development Corporation, Dhume had agreed to the
request of GPF for a site inspection on Tuesday. (H)

RESURVEY OF LAND RECORDS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will launch the
resurvey work of land records at a function to be held at Miramar Circle at
9.30 am today. The actual survey will start from 1 December this year within
the city limits of Panaji and Taleigao village. It will be taken up
ward-wise, and is expected to be completed in about three to four months'
time. (GT)

TOURIST SAVED: Life guard Sandesh Naik at Colva beach saved a tourist, N Raj
Shekar, from drowning in the Arabian sea. (GT)

EXCISE OFFICER CONVICTED: The First Additional Sessions Court has convicted
a high-ranking official of the Central Excise Department, Estaquio Misquita
of Mapusa, of attempted murder. Misquita was charged with having shot at his
neighbour Minu Barucha on October 28, 1996, while in an inebriated state.
(H)

INJURED IN ROAD MISHAP: Two persons were injured in a scooter accident at
Sucaldem. (NT)

MISSING: One Joaozinho Goes, aged 45, who was working on a trawler, is
missing from Sarzora. (NT)

WOMAN HELD: A woman, Muktabai Samant, was arrested by the Quepem police on
charges of harassing her daughter-in-law, Anuja Deepak Samat who had married
Deepak in 1999, for dowry. Anuja also accused her husband and his brothers
of a similar offence. (H)

'BRIDE' TAKEN FOR A RIDE: Lured by the promises of marriage, a 30-year-old
woman of Neturlim-Sanguem ended up handing over her jewellery worth about
Rs.12,000 to her prospective bridegroom. The man has disappeared with her
jewellery, but the woman is hopeful that he would return and honour his
promise of marriage. (H)

TO BENEFIT JOBLESS YOUTH: The Chief Minister's Rozghar Yojana has been
recast by mooting easier repayment and other facilities in a bid to
encourage more jobless youth to take up self-employment. Persons in the age
group of 20 to 40 years, eighth standard passed or with other technical
qualifications, with an annual family income of less than Rs.80,000 will be
eligible, for a loan of maximum Rs.2 lakh including 50 per cent share
capital. (GT)

PIANO COMPETITION: The Florinda Heredia Correa Memorial Piano Competition
organised by the Kala Academy, Panaji, will be held on November 28 at 4 pm
at the Black Box, Kala Academy. (NT)

MANDO DOWN BUT NOT QUITE OUT: The subtle mando dance, one of the prominent
forms of Goan culture, seems to have been losing out to contemporary forms
of entertainment. This is evident from the poor response the mando festival
has received in the last few years. But as Panjim gears for another evening
of the mando today (November 26), the question uppermost on the minds of
organisers and mando enthusiasts is whether things could indeed change. Over
the years, participation on the part of younger generation has reduced
considerably, and those who grew up in changing times seem to be interested
in scintillating forms of entertainment. (Bindya Chari in Herald)

PONDA GARBAGE: As in most parts of Goa, the issue of garbage continues to
haunt Ponda. And although the Ponda Municipal Council, in a bid to eradicate
this issue has purchased 8,000 square metres at Kerim, the issue is far from
over. Presently, the PMC dumps all waste at Curti. This has raised the
heckles of the Curti-Khandepar panchayat with Sarpanch Bhikka Kerkar
strongly objecting to this. (GT)

FORUM TO EXPOSE LOCAL PROBLEMS: The Pomburpa-Olaulim Citizens Forum, formed
by a group of pro-active concerned citizens, has been aggressively voicing
out grievance of the people and demanding action on various issues. At its
monthly meeting at Pomburpa on Sunday, the inefficient functioning of the
electricity department was highlighted. (H)

EDUCATION ON THE MAT: Over the past fortnight, some of the stories emerging
from the educational front give cause for surprise, if not shock. On
November 10, we learnt from news reports that the Goa Board plans to sell
answer-papers of toppers for a price. Last weekend, a section of the Goa
press quoted the Goa Board as having "warned publishers" against publishing
question paper sets of their HSSC and SSC exams. To complete this strange
trio of education-related stories, our Chief Minister has gone on record-on
a televised phone-in programme, at that-saying that subjects like History
are "non-utilitarian". He reportedly went along with the view that the
government should consider doing away with this subject! (Edit in Herald)

PHD FOR DESHPANDE: Shreeraj Padmakar Deshpande, alumni of People's High
School, has been conferred the degree of Philosophy (PhD) by the Pune
University for his thesis "Health Insurance" under the Faculty of Commerce.
(H)

FEDRICA CROWNED MISS NIIT: Fedrica Fernandes was crowned Miss NIIT 2003
while Vibhuti Shetye was adjudged Mr NIIT 2003, at a Fun Fest in the
premises of NIIT at Chaudi, Canacona, on Saturday. The first runner-up was
Freeda Baretto. (H)

S P O R T S

REMY WINS BOTH RACES: Remy Fernandes proved that he was far ahead of all the
other sailors on day one by clinching both the races despite Derrick Menezes
taking a clear lead at the start of each race, in the National Windsurfing
Championships. (GT)

GOA THRASH ORISSA: Powered by attacking display of handball, hosts Goa
defeated Orissa in the inaugural league match of the 26th Jr National
Handball Championship held at Fatorda, Goa defeated Orissa 34-13. (GT)

SESA ACADEMY TOPS: Title aspirants Sesa Football Academy scored a well
deserving 3-0 victory their arch rivals Goa United Sports Academy,
Calangute, in GFA's under-17 (Bardez Zone) league match at Duler grounds in
Mapusa. (H)

G R E E T I N G S

D E A T H S
25 Nov: Chandor: JOSEPH MASCARENHAS: husband of Antonette, father of
John/Salva, Celio/Sarah, Gabriel/Wendy.
25 Nov: Varca-Fatrade: REAGAN FERNANDES: son of Moses/Joaquina, brother
of Rickson and Rollwin.
25 Nov: Colva: VOICUNTH G POI PALONDICAR: Father of Digamber/Vidya,
Manguesh/Maya, Kunda Rajadhyaksha, Vrunda/Dr Chandrakant Kamat, Usha/Ahsok
Dhume, Vanita/Suresh Karande.
25 Nov: Vasco: PETRONILA FERNANDES: Wife of late Richard D'Cruz, mother
of Rockey, Faustin, Anthony, Conceicao, Betul, Anita and Soccorine D'Cruz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 24.4 degC (75.9 degF) at 8.00 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C; Min Temp: 22.2 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-26 07:06:54 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
26 Nov 2003

HELMETS FOR RIDERS: Transport Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has reiterated
that wearing of helmets for two-wheeler riders would be made compulsory from
January next year. He said the decision had been taken since the government
has filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court at Goa in the wake of a
petition regarding the use of helmets in the State. The Transport department
has withdrawn the notification granting relaxation to two-wheeler riders
within city limits and those riding below 40 kms on highways. (GT)

RELIANCE POWER SEEKS MERGER WITH BSES: In a move that could have significant
ramifications for Goa's power section, the State's sole independent power
producer, Reliance Salgaocar Power Co Ltd (RSPCL), is seeking to merge with
its parent company, Bombay Suburban Electricity services. RSPCL has a 48
megawatts capacity plant at Sancoale that is 100 per cent operational and
has a power-purchase agreement with the Goa government. (H)

COLVALE VILLAGERS UP IN ARMS: City dwellers should not enjoy at the cost of
health of Colvale villagers by dumping garbage of the entire North Goa at
the proposed site in Colvale, stated the village Sarpanch, Mr Nilkant
Halankar. He said if the villagers do not oppose the move, then it will pose
serious threat to their health. "How can the government take such a step
without consulting the village panchayat?" he quipped. (NT)

GOVT TO REVIEW MOVE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said legal and
technical advice will be seriously considered on whether the State should
intervene in RSPCL's petition in the Bombay High Court at Goa seeking merger
with BSES. (H)

EID TODAY: Governor Kidar Nath Sahani and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
have extended greetings to the Muslim brethren on the occasion of
Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated today. The governor, in his message, has called
for a collective vow to live in amity, social solidarity and peace. (GT)

MALA RESIDENTS SUPPORT LAKE PROJECT? Slogans like "Monis zai vo pokxi zai?"
(Who matters, birds or people?) rent the air at the Mala lake during a site
visit by concerned citizens, members of Goa People's Forum and project
consultant and engineer RM Dhume and his team. In the wake of criticism over
lack of information about the beautification of Mala lake project by Goa
State Infrastructure Development Corporation, Dhume had agreed to the
request of GPF for a site inspection on Tuesday. (H)

RESURVEY OF LAND RECORDS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will launch the
resurvey work of land records at a function to be held at Miramar Circle at
9.30 am today. The actual survey will start from 1 December this year within
the city limits of Panaji and Taleigao village. It will be taken up
ward-wise, and is expected to be completed in about three to four months'
time. (GT)

TOURIST SAVED: Life guard Sandesh Naik at Colva beach saved a tourist, N Raj
Shekar, from drowning in the Arabian sea. (GT)

EXCISE OFFICER CONVICTED: The First Additional Sessions Court has convicted
a high-ranking official of the Central Excise Department, Estaquio Misquita
of Mapusa, of attempted murder. Misquita was charged with having shot at his
neighbour Minu Barucha on October 28, 1996, while in an inebriated state.
(H)

INJURED IN ROAD MISHAP: Two persons were injured in a scooter accident at
Sucaldem. (NT)

MISSING: One Joaozinho Goes, aged 45, who was working on a trawler, is
missing from Sarzora. (NT)

WOMAN HELD: A woman, Muktabai Samant, was arrested by the Quepem police on
charges of harassing her daughter-in-law, Anuja Deepak Samat who had married
Deepak in 1999, for dowry. Anuja also accused her husband and his brothers
of a similar offence. (H)

'BRIDE' TAKEN FOR A RIDE: Lured by the promises of marriage, a 30-year-old
woman of Neturlim-Sanguem ended up handing over her jewellery worth about
Rs.12,000 to her prospective bridegroom. The man has disappeared with her
jewellery, but the woman is hopeful that he would return and honour his
promise of marriage. (H)

TO BENEFIT JOBLESS YOUTH: The Chief Minister's Rozghar Yojana has been
recast by mooting easier repayment and other facilities in a bid to
encourage more jobless youth to take up self-employment. Persons in the age
group of 20 to 40 years, eighth standard passed or with other technical
qualifications, with an annual family income of less than Rs.80,000 will be
eligible, for a loan of maximum Rs.2 lakh including 50 per cent share
capital. (GT)

PIANO COMPETITION: The Florinda Heredia Correa Memorial Piano Competition
organised by the Kala Academy, Panaji, will be held on November 28 at 4 pm
at the Black Box, Kala Academy. (NT)

MANDO DOWN BUT NOT QUITE OUT: The subtle mando dance, one of the prominent
forms of Goan culture, seems to have been losing out to contemporary forms
of entertainment. This is evident from the poor response the mando festival
has received in the last few years. But as Panjim gears for another evening
of the mando today (November 26), the question uppermost on the minds of
organisers and mando enthusiasts is whether things could indeed change. Over
the years, participation on the part of younger generation has reduced
considerably, and those who grew up in changing times seem to be interested
in scintillating forms of entertainment. (Bindya Chari in Herald)

PONDA GARBAGE: As in most parts of Goa, the issue of garbage continues to
haunt Ponda. And although the Ponda Municipal Council, in a bid to eradicate
this issue has purchased 8,000 square metres at Kerim, the issue is far from
over. Presently, the PMC dumps all waste at Curti. This has raised the
heckles of the Curti-Khandepar panchayat with Sarpanch Bhikka Kerkar
strongly objecting to this. (GT)

FORUM TO EXPOSE LOCAL PROBLEMS: The Pomburpa-Olaulim Citizens Forum, formed
by a group of pro-active concerned citizens, has been aggressively voicing
out grievance of the people and demanding action on various issues. At its
monthly meeting at Pomburpa on Sunday, the inefficient functioning of the
electricity department was highlighted. (H)

EDUCATION ON THE MAT: Over the past fortnight, some of the stories emerging
from the educational front give cause for surprise, if not shock. On
November 10, we learnt from news reports that the Goa Board plans to sell
answer-papers of toppers for a price. Last weekend, a section of the Goa
press quoted the Goa Board as having "warned publishers" against publishing
question paper sets of their HSSC and SSC exams. To complete this strange
trio of education-related stories, our Chief Minister has gone on record-on
a televised phone-in programme, at that-saying that subjects like History
are "non-utilitarian". He reportedly went along with the view that the
government should consider doing away with this subject! (Edit in Herald)

PHD FOR DESHPANDE: Shreeraj Padmakar Deshpande, alumni of People's High
School, has been conferred the degree of Philosophy (PhD) by the Pune
University for his thesis "Health Insurance" under the Faculty of Commerce.
(H)

FEDRICA CROWNED MISS NIIT: Fedrica Fernandes was crowned Miss NIIT 2003
while Vibhuti Shetye was adjudged Mr NIIT 2003, at a Fun Fest in the
premises of NIIT at Chaudi, Canacona, on Saturday. The first runner-up was
Freeda Baretto. (H)

S P O R T S

REMY WINS BOTH RACES: Remy Fernandes proved that he was far ahead of all the
other sailors on day one by clinching both the races despite Derrick Menezes
taking a clear lead at the start of each race, in the National Windsurfing
Championships. (GT)

GOA THRASH ORISSA: Powered by attacking display of handball, hosts Goa
defeated Orissa in the inaugural league match of the 26th Jr National
Handball Championship held at Fatorda, Goa defeated Orissa 34-13. (GT)

SESA ACADEMY TOPS: Title aspirants Sesa Football Academy scored a well
deserving 3-0 victory their arch rivals Goa United Sports Academy,
Calangute, in GFA's under-17 (Bardez Zone) league match at Duler grounds in
Mapusa. (H)

G R E E T I N G S

D E A T H S
25 Nov: Chandor: JOSEPH MASCARENHAS: husband of Antonette, father of
John/Salva, Celio/Sarah, Gabriel/Wendy.
25 Nov: Varca-Fatrade: REAGAN FERNANDES: son of Moses/Joaquina, brother
of Rickson and Rollwin.
25 Nov: Colva: VOICUNTH G POI PALONDICAR: Father of Digamber/Vidya,
Manguesh/Maya, Kunda Rajadhyaksha, Vrunda/Dr Chandrakant Kamat, Usha/Ahsok
Dhume, Vanita/Suresh Karande.
25 Nov: Vasco: PETRONILA FERNANDES: Wife of late Richard D'Cruz, mother
of Rockey, Faustin, Anthony, Conceicao, Betul, Anita and Soccorine D'Cruz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 24.4 degC (75.9 degF) at 8.00 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C; Min Temp: 22.2 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-26 07:06:54 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
26 Nov 2003

HELMETS FOR RIDERS: Transport Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has reiterated
that wearing of helmets for two-wheeler riders would be made compulsory from
January next year. He said the decision had been taken since the government
has filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court at Goa in the wake of a
petition regarding the use of helmets in the State. The Transport department
has withdrawn the notification granting relaxation to two-wheeler riders
within city limits and those riding below 40 kms on highways. (GT)

RELIANCE POWER SEEKS MERGER WITH BSES: In a move that could have significant
ramifications for Goa's power section, the State's sole independent power
producer, Reliance Salgaocar Power Co Ltd (RSPCL), is seeking to merge with
its parent company, Bombay Suburban Electricity services. RSPCL has a 48
megawatts capacity plant at Sancoale that is 100 per cent operational and
has a power-purchase agreement with the Goa government. (H)

COLVALE VILLAGERS UP IN ARMS: City dwellers should not enjoy at the cost of
health of Colvale villagers by dumping garbage of the entire North Goa at
the proposed site in Colvale, stated the village Sarpanch, Mr Nilkant
Halankar. He said if the villagers do not oppose the move, then it will pose
serious threat to their health. "How can the government take such a step
without consulting the village panchayat?" he quipped. (NT)

GOVT TO REVIEW MOVE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said legal and
technical advice will be seriously considered on whether the State should
intervene in RSPCL's petition in the Bombay High Court at Goa seeking merger
with BSES. (H)

EID TODAY: Governor Kidar Nath Sahani and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
have extended greetings to the Muslim brethren on the occasion of
Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated today. The governor, in his message, has called
for a collective vow to live in amity, social solidarity and peace. (GT)

MALA RESIDENTS SUPPORT LAKE PROJECT? Slogans like "Monis zai vo pokxi zai?"
(Who matters, birds or people?) rent the air at the Mala lake during a site
visit by concerned citizens, members of Goa People's Forum and project
consultant and engineer RM Dhume and his team. In the wake of criticism over
lack of information about the beautification of Mala lake project by Goa
State Infrastructure Development Corporation, Dhume had agreed to the
request of GPF for a site inspection on Tuesday. (H)

RESURVEY OF LAND RECORDS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will launch the
resurvey work of land records at a function to be held at Miramar Circle at
9.30 am today. The actual survey will start from 1 December this year within
the city limits of Panaji and Taleigao village. It will be taken up
ward-wise, and is expected to be completed in about three to four months'
time. (GT)

TOURIST SAVED: Life guard Sandesh Naik at Colva beach saved a tourist, N Raj
Shekar, from drowning in the Arabian sea. (GT)

EXCISE OFFICER CONVICTED: The First Additional Sessions Court has convicted
a high-ranking official of the Central Excise Department, Estaquio Misquita
of Mapusa, of attempted murder. Misquita was charged with having shot at his
neighbour Minu Barucha on October 28, 1996, while in an inebriated state.
(H)

INJURED IN ROAD MISHAP: Two persons were injured in a scooter accident at
Sucaldem. (NT)

MISSING: One Joaozinho Goes, aged 45, who was working on a trawler, is
missing from Sarzora. (NT)

WOMAN HELD: A woman, Muktabai Samant, was arrested by the Quepem police on
charges of harassing her daughter-in-law, Anuja Deepak Samat who had married
Deepak in 1999, for dowry. Anuja also accused her husband and his brothers
of a similar offence. (H)

'BRIDE' TAKEN FOR A RIDE: Lured by the promises of marriage, a 30-year-old
woman of Neturlim-Sanguem ended up handing over her jewellery worth about
Rs.12,000 to her prospective bridegroom. The man has disappeared with her
jewellery, but the woman is hopeful that he would return and honour his
promise of marriage. (H)

TO BENEFIT JOBLESS YOUTH: The Chief Minister's Rozghar Yojana has been
recast by mooting easier repayment and other facilities in a bid to
encourage more jobless youth to take up self-employment. Persons in the age
group of 20 to 40 years, eighth standard passed or with other technical
qualifications, with an annual family income of less than Rs.80,000 will be
eligible, for a loan of maximum Rs.2 lakh including 50 per cent share
capital. (GT)

PIANO COMPETITION: The Florinda Heredia Correa Memorial Piano Competition
organised by the Kala Academy, Panaji, will be held on November 28 at 4 pm
at the Black Box, Kala Academy. (NT)

MANDO DOWN BUT NOT QUITE OUT: The subtle mando dance, one of the prominent
forms of Goan culture, seems to have been losing out to contemporary forms
of entertainment. This is evident from the poor response the mando festival
has received in the last few years. But as Panjim gears for another evening
of the mando today (November 26), the question uppermost on the minds of
organisers and mando enthusiasts is whether things could indeed change. Over
the years, participation on the part of younger generation has reduced
considerably, and those who grew up in changing times seem to be interested
in scintillating forms of entertainment. (Bindya Chari in Herald)

PONDA GARBAGE: As in most parts of Goa, the issue of garbage continues to
haunt Ponda. And although the Ponda Municipal Council, in a bid to eradicate
this issue has purchased 8,000 square metres at Kerim, the issue is far from
over. Presently, the PMC dumps all waste at Curti. This has raised the
heckles of the Curti-Khandepar panchayat with Sarpanch Bhikka Kerkar
strongly objecting to this. (GT)

FORUM TO EXPOSE LOCAL PROBLEMS: The Pomburpa-Olaulim Citizens Forum, formed
by a group of pro-active concerned citizens, has been aggressively voicing
out grievance of the people and demanding action on various issues. At its
monthly meeting at Pomburpa on Sunday, the inefficient functioning of the
electricity department was highlighted. (H)

EDUCATION ON THE MAT: Over the past fortnight, some of the stories emerging
from the educational front give cause for surprise, if not shock. On
November 10, we learnt from news reports that the Goa Board plans to sell
answer-papers of toppers for a price. Last weekend, a section of the Goa
press quoted the Goa Board as having "warned publishers" against publishing
question paper sets of their HSSC and SSC exams. To complete this strange
trio of education-related stories, our Chief Minister has gone on record-on
a televised phone-in programme, at that-saying that subjects like History
are "non-utilitarian". He reportedly went along with the view that the
government should consider doing away with this subject! (Edit in Herald)

PHD FOR DESHPANDE: Shreeraj Padmakar Deshpande, alumni of People's High
School, has been conferred the degree of Philosophy (PhD) by the Pune
University for his thesis "Health Insurance" under the Faculty of Commerce.
(H)

FEDRICA CROWNED MISS NIIT: Fedrica Fernandes was crowned Miss NIIT 2003
while Vibhuti Shetye was adjudged Mr NIIT 2003, at a Fun Fest in the
premises of NIIT at Chaudi, Canacona, on Saturday. The first runner-up was
Freeda Baretto. (H)

S P O R T S

REMY WINS BOTH RACES: Remy Fernandes proved that he was far ahead of all the
other sailors on day one by clinching both the races despite Derrick Menezes
taking a clear lead at the start of each race, in the National Windsurfing
Championships. (GT)

GOA THRASH ORISSA: Powered by attacking display of handball, hosts Goa
defeated Orissa in the inaugural league match of the 26th Jr National
Handball Championship held at Fatorda, Goa defeated Orissa 34-13. (GT)

SESA ACADEMY TOPS: Title aspirants Sesa Football Academy scored a well
deserving 3-0 victory their arch rivals Goa United Sports Academy,
Calangute, in GFA's under-17 (Bardez Zone) league match at Duler grounds in
Mapusa. (H)

G R E E T I N G S

D E A T H S
25 Nov: Chandor: JOSEPH MASCARENHAS: husband of Antonette, father of
John/Salva, Celio/Sarah, Gabriel/Wendy.
25 Nov: Varca-Fatrade: REAGAN FERNANDES: son of Moses/Joaquina, brother
of Rickson and Rollwin.
25 Nov: Colva: VOICUNTH G POI PALONDICAR: Father of Digamber/Vidya,
Manguesh/Maya, Kunda Rajadhyaksha, Vrunda/Dr Chandrakant Kamat, Usha/Ahsok
Dhume, Vanita/Suresh Karande.
25 Nov: Vasco: PETRONILA FERNANDES: Wife of late Richard D'Cruz, mother
of Rockey, Faustin, Anthony, Conceicao, Betul, Anita and Soccorine D'Cruz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 24.4 degC (75.9 degF) at 8.00 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C; Min Temp: 22.2 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-26 07:06:54 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
26 Nov 2003

HELMETS FOR RIDERS: Transport Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has reiterated
that wearing of helmets for two-wheeler riders would be made compulsory from
January next year. He said the decision had been taken since the government
has filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court at Goa in the wake of a
petition regarding the use of helmets in the State. The Transport department
has withdrawn the notification granting relaxation to two-wheeler riders
within city limits and those riding below 40 kms on highways. (GT)

RELIANCE POWER SEEKS MERGER WITH BSES: In a move that could have significant
ramifications for Goa's power section, the State's sole independent power
producer, Reliance Salgaocar Power Co Ltd (RSPCL), is seeking to merge with
its parent company, Bombay Suburban Electricity services. RSPCL has a 48
megawatts capacity plant at Sancoale that is 100 per cent operational and
has a power-purchase agreement with the Goa government. (H)

COLVALE VILLAGERS UP IN ARMS: City dwellers should not enjoy at the cost of
health of Colvale villagers by dumping garbage of the entire North Goa at
the proposed site in Colvale, stated the village Sarpanch, Mr Nilkant
Halankar. He said if the villagers do not oppose the move, then it will pose
serious threat to their health. "How can the government take such a step
without consulting the village panchayat?" he quipped. (NT)

GOVT TO REVIEW MOVE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said legal and
technical advice will be seriously considered on whether the State should
intervene in RSPCL's petition in the Bombay High Court at Goa seeking merger
with BSES. (H)

EID TODAY: Governor Kidar Nath Sahani and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
have extended greetings to the Muslim brethren on the occasion of
Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated today. The governor, in his message, has called
for a collective vow to live in amity, social solidarity and peace. (GT)

MALA RESIDENTS SUPPORT LAKE PROJECT? Slogans like "Monis zai vo pokxi zai?"
(Who matters, birds or people?) rent the air at the Mala lake during a site
visit by concerned citizens, members of Goa People's Forum and project
consultant and engineer RM Dhume and his team. In the wake of criticism over
lack of information about the beautification of Mala lake project by Goa
State Infrastructure Development Corporation, Dhume had agreed to the
request of GPF for a site inspection on Tuesday. (H)

RESURVEY OF LAND RECORDS: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will launch the
resurvey work of land records at a function to be held at Miramar Circle at
9.30 am today. The actual survey will start from 1 December this year within
the city limits of Panaji and Taleigao village. It will be taken up
ward-wise, and is expected to be completed in about three to four months'
time. (GT)

TOURIST SAVED: Life guard Sandesh Naik at Colva beach saved a tourist, N Raj
Shekar, from drowning in the Arabian sea. (GT)

EXCISE OFFICER CONVICTED: The First Additional Sessions Court has convicted
a high-ranking official of the Central Excise Department, Estaquio Misquita
of Mapusa, of attempted murder. Misquita was charged with having shot at his
neighbour Minu Barucha on October 28, 1996, while in an inebriated state.
(H)

INJURED IN ROAD MISHAP: Two persons were injured in a scooter accident at
Sucaldem. (NT)

MISSING: One Joaozinho Goes, aged 45, who was working on a trawler, is
missing from Sarzora. (NT)

WOMAN HELD: A woman, Muktabai Samant, was arrested by the Quepem police on
charges of harassing her daughter-in-law, Anuja Deepak Samat who had married
Deepak in 1999, for dowry. Anuja also accused her husband and his brothers
of a similar offence. (H)

'BRIDE' TAKEN FOR A RIDE: Lured by the promises of marriage, a 30-year-old
woman of Neturlim-Sanguem ended up handing over her jewellery worth about
Rs.12,000 to her prospective bridegroom. The man has disappeared with her
jewellery, but the woman is hopeful that he would return and honour his
promise of marriage. (H)

TO BENEFIT JOBLESS YOUTH: The Chief Minister's Rozghar Yojana has been
recast by mooting easier repayment and other facilities in a bid to
encourage more jobless youth to take up self-employment. Persons in the age
group of 20 to 40 years, eighth standard passed or with other technical
qualifications, with an annual family income of less than Rs.80,000 will be
eligible, for a loan of maximum Rs.2 lakh including 50 per cent share
capital. (GT)

PIANO COMPETITION: The Florinda Heredia Correa Memorial Piano Competition
organised by the Kala Academy, Panaji, will be held on November 28 at 4 pm
at the Black Box, Kala Academy. (NT)

MANDO DOWN BUT NOT QUITE OUT: The subtle mando dance, one of the prominent
forms of Goan culture, seems to have been losing out to contemporary forms
of entertainment. This is evident from the poor response the mando festival
has received in the last few years. But as Panjim gears for another evening
of the mando today (November 26), the question uppermost on the minds of
organisers and mando enthusiasts is whether things could indeed change. Over
the years, participation on the part of younger generation has reduced
considerably, and those who grew up in changing times seem to be interested
in scintillating forms of entertainment. (Bindya Chari in Herald)

PONDA GARBAGE: As in most parts of Goa, the issue of garbage continues to
haunt Ponda. And although the Ponda Municipal Council, in a bid to eradicate
this issue has purchased 8,000 square metres at Kerim, the issue is far from
over. Presently, the PMC dumps all waste at Curti. This has raised the
heckles of the Curti-Khandepar panchayat with Sarpanch Bhikka Kerkar
strongly objecting to this. (GT)

FORUM TO EXPOSE LOCAL PROBLEMS: The Pomburpa-Olaulim Citizens Forum, formed
by a group of pro-active concerned citizens, has been aggressively voicing
out grievance of the people and demanding action on various issues. At its
monthly meeting at Pomburpa on Sunday, the inefficient functioning of the
electricity department was highlighted. (H)

EDUCATION ON THE MAT: Over the past fortnight, some of the stories emerging
from the educational front give cause for surprise, if not shock. On
November 10, we learnt from news reports that the Goa Board plans to sell
answer-papers of toppers for a price. Last weekend, a section of the Goa
press quoted the Goa Board as having "warned publishers" against publishing
question paper sets of their HSSC and SSC exams. To complete this strange
trio of education-related stories, our Chief Minister has gone on record-on
a televised phone-in programme, at that-saying that subjects like History
are "non-utilitarian". He reportedly went along with the view that the
government should consider doing away with this subject! (Edit in Herald)

PHD FOR DESHPANDE: Shreeraj Padmakar Deshpande, alumni of People's High
School, has been conferred the degree of Philosophy (PhD) by the Pune
University for his thesis "Health Insurance" under the Faculty of Commerce.
(H)

FEDRICA CROWNED MISS NIIT: Fedrica Fernandes was crowned Miss NIIT 2003
while Vibhuti Shetye was adjudged Mr NIIT 2003, at a Fun Fest in the
premises of NIIT at Chaudi, Canacona, on Saturday. The first runner-up was
Freeda Baretto. (H)

S P O R T S

REMY WINS BOTH RACES: Remy Fernandes proved that he was far ahead of all the
other sailors on day one by clinching both the races despite Derrick Menezes
taking a clear lead at the start of each race, in the National Windsurfing
Championships. (GT)

GOA THRASH ORISSA: Powered by attacking display of handball, hosts Goa
defeated Orissa in the inaugural league match of the 26th Jr National
Handball Championship held at Fatorda, Goa defeated Orissa 34-13. (GT)

SESA ACADEMY TOPS: Title aspirants Sesa Football Academy scored a well
deserving 3-0 victory their arch rivals Goa United Sports Academy,
Calangute, in GFA's under-17 (Bardez Zone) league match at Duler grounds in
Mapusa. (H)

G R E E T I N G S

D E A T H S
25 Nov: Chandor: JOSEPH MASCARENHAS: husband of Antonette, father of
John/Salva, Celio/Sarah, Gabriel/Wendy.
25 Nov: Varca-Fatrade: REAGAN FERNANDES: son of Moses/Joaquina, brother
of Rickson and Rollwin.
25 Nov: Colva: VOICUNTH G POI PALONDICAR: Father of Digamber/Vidya,
Manguesh/Maya, Kunda Rajadhyaksha, Vrunda/Dr Chandrakant Kamat, Usha/Ahsok
Dhume, Vanita/Suresh Karande.
25 Nov: Vasco: PETRONILA FERNANDES: Wife of late Richard D'Cruz, mother
of Rockey, Faustin, Anthony, Conceicao, Betul, Anita and Soccorine D'Cruz.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 24.4 degC (75.9 degF) at 8.00 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 34.8 deg C; Min Temp: 22.2 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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