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[Goanet] 05 MAR 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-05 05:29:52 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 05, 2003

PLAN TO TACKLE OPA WATER CRISIS: The government has undertaken an ambitious
plan of laying an 11-km long MS pipeline from Selaulim to Kalay river at a
cost of about Rs.11 crore to augment water supply to water works in view of
the anticipated water crisis in North Goa from 15 May onwards. Tiswadi and
Ponda talukas are expected to experience water shortage to some extent from
mid-May onwards and the government has initiated steps to counter the
situation. (GT)

DELIMITATION: IT'S ADVANTAGE BJP: As per the draft proposals of the
Delimitation Commission, North Goa is to have 23 assembly constituencies
and South Goa 17 instead of 19 and 21 respectively even as the delimitation
is reorganizing all the constituencies except Panjim, Margao and Fatorda.
Mormugao taluka will have four segments instead of three. The new one
proposed to be carved out is New Vaddem. In Bardez, a new constituency
called Penha-da-Franca is being created stretching from Britona to Ucassaim
and includes Salvador do Mundo, Socorro and parts of Pomburpa. Tivim has
been merged with Aldona and the new segment is called Tivim-Aldona. It will
tentatively consist of Sirsaim, Colvale, Aldona and Moira besides Tivim. (H)

FALEIRO CALLS FOR RE-NOMINATION: Former Chief Minister and Navelim MLA,
Luizinho Faleiro, has petitioned the chairman of the Delimitation
Commission alleging that the Goa legislative assembly Speaker Vishwas
Satarkar's action of nominating four MLAs from the BJP and one from the
Congress as associate members to the Delimitation Commission, as "patently
illegal" and in total contravention of the Delimitation Act. (H)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN MAPUSA: King and Queen Momo ushered in Carnival
celebrations in Mapusa on March 4 as 63 floats paraded down the Mapusa
streets in a riot of colour, costume, music and dance. Among the weird and
the comical, some floats propounded lofty themes: AIDS Helpline 1097 by
Nishta, Protect Animals and World Peace were prominent. One traditional
float of St Estevam depicted Goan farmers in "kashtti" with local
vegetables. Another one by "Uskoichim Abolim", depicted a traditional Goan
wedding. In the commercial category, the bikes, beers, liquors and even
milk were represented. A huge black scorpion and long crocodile were
eye-catching among the floats of birds and animals. The chairperson of the
Panjim Municipal Council, Mr Ashok Naik with other councilors, led his
float exhorting people to "join hands to revive the charm of Panjim". (NT)

FIVE HELD FOR ASSAULT: The Panaji police on March 4 arrested five youth for
assaulting 21-year-old Mr Francis Fernandes from Chimbel on Carnival Day. (NT)

NO-TRUST AGAINST SHASHIKALA: A meeting of the MGP central committee holds
intrigue as a no-confidence motion against party president Shashikala
Kakodkar is scheduled to be taken up today (March 5). Nine out of 15
members have signed the notice and they appear firm on a change in the
party leadership. (GT)

POWER FROM GARBAGE: Generating electricity from Sonsodo dump? The idea
seems unbelievable but can become a reality if the proposal of the
Pune-based Mailhem Engineers materializes. The firm, which gave a
presentation during a seminar on "Clean and Green Goa", would submit its
proposal by Mach 10 to the Margao Municipal Council. (NT)

"BE INNOVATIVE": Education imparted in a university must enable students to
imbibe three inseparable ingredients of knowledge, skill and sensitivity in
a self-consistent manner to help them make meaningful contributions to
society. Saying so, Atomic Energy commission chairman Dr Anil Kakodkar
urged young graduates from Goa University to train their heads and hands to
work synergistically to produce innovations. He stressed the urgency in
reorienting the higher education system in the country to a means to
empowerment of students not only to be able to manage themselves but also
to make significant contributions society on the basis of what they have
learnt. Dr Kakodkar was delivering his address as a chief guest at the
fifteenth annual convocation of Goa University held at the Kala Academy
complex on 4 March. (GT)

MAN ROBBED AT GUN-POINT: Four persons held a contractor, Laljee
Vishwakarma, at gunpoint at Shram Shakti Bhavan, Patto Plaza, in Panjim on
March 4, snatching his cellular phone and some cash. (H)

BRITISH NATIONAL FOUND DEAD: A 25-year-old British national, Emma Gerrard,
was found dead at a bar and restaurant in Palolem on March 4 afternoon.
Canacona police said the woman was found sleeping outside the bar and the
bar owner realized she was dead, when the woman did not move for a long
time. (H)

WOMEN WORKING ON NIGHT SHIFTS: Bowing to demands by several women
organisations, government (of India) on March 5 decided to lift the ban on
women working on night shifts in factories.

TASK OF STERILISING STRAYS: The stray dog population in Margao appears
heading for a quantum jump, what with the agencies involved in the dog
control programme calling it a day. It's now a little over two months since
sterilization of stray dogs came to a halt after NGO Goa Animal Welfare
Trust decided to back out from the ambitious programme initiated with
Municipal funding, apparently over the quantum of funds required by the NGO
go carry out the operations. (H)

BHOBE BAGS GOLD MEDAL: Dr Vardhan Subhaschandra Bhobe of Panaji has bagged
the Jindal Jubilee gold medal of Goa University for topping at the MS
General Surgery examination in April 2002. (GT)

SYNDICATE BANK DIRECTOR: At the extra-ordinary general body meeting of the
shareholders of Syndicate Bank, held recently in Manipal, Ranjana
Salgaonkar was elected to the board of directors of the bank. Salgaonkar
secured the highest number of votes. (GT)

GARBAGE DISPOSAL IN BENAULIM: The coastal Benaulim panchayat and
representatives of starred hotels will meet shortly in a bid to find a
solution to the acute garbage disposal problem staring at the village. "The
meet will primarily deliberate and find ways of solving the garbage
menace," informed Benaulim deputy sarpanch, Trevor Pinto. (H)

S GOA BRIDGES: The Goa government will shortly issue a tender for the
consultancy report on the proposed construction of three bridges across the
Zuari, Galgibag and Talpona rivers along NH 17. The proposed bridge on
river Zuari will be parallel to the existing bridge and connect the road,
which will pass through Goa Velha. (GT)

PONDA MUNICIPALITY BUDGET: The Ponda municipality has approved an annual
budget of Rs.4,51,41,500 for the year 2003-2004, at its meeting held
recently. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (5): "
Mining companies have over
the years undertaken extensive afforestation efforts to stabilize the
dumps and this has reduced the rate of slope erosion and sedimentation. The
Dempo mining company has the record of planting three million trees. Trees
do not grow easily on metal rich soils. But once they survive, then their
roots hold the dumps. The canopy absorbs the dust and brings down suspended
particulate matter. Tree plantations have also given a green look to many
dead dumps and after a few decades these dumps would be so unrecognizable
that people would mistake these for mini woodlands or bits of forests
"
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

25 YRS AS ARCHBISHOP: Today (March 5) Bishop Raul Gonsalves completes 25
years as Archbishop of Goa and Daman. On 30 January, 1978, Pope Paul VI
nominated him to this post, with the title of Patriarch of the East Indies.
Bishop Gonsalves took canonical possession of the Archdiocese on 5 March,
1978, becoming the 33rd Archbishop of Goa and Daman and the 6th Patriarch
of the East Indiesthe first Goan incumbent of that office. (GT)

S P O R T S

SANGOLDA, SALIGAO AHEAD: Sangolda Lightning got the better of Benny XI by a
solitary goal while Saligao Sporting put it across Curtorim Gymkhana 1-0,
in the VM Salgaocar Memorial Soccer at Saligao grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
04 Mar: Curtorim: JULIO SANTANA BARBOSA, husband of late Ubaldina,
father of Lourdes/Antonio.
04 Mar: Candolim-Orda: HERODIANHA SOARES, WIFE OF Frank, mother of
Saluzinho/Rosy, Assumption/Annie, Cipriano, Candida, grandmother of
Elvis/Luiza (Abu Dhabi),Flory/Edgar (Abu Dhabi) Blanche/Anthony
(Dubai),Seby (Dubai), Hillary (Kuwait), Hema/Bazil, Hemina/Kenny.
03 Mar: Moira-Povoacao: ROMULO FRANCIS D'SOUZA, husband of Olivia,
father of Hazel/late Querobino, Ronald/Ruby, Isabel/Rajiv, Andrew/Thelma,
Helen/Marcelino.
04 Mar: Margao: HIRABAI YESHWANT SHENVI KHARANGATE (83), wife of late
Yeshwant, mother of Shankar, Ramakant and Dr Anant.
04 Mar: Margao-Gogol: ESTEFANIA D'SOUZA, wife of late Luis, mother of
Valerian/Cecilia, Priscilla/Lawrence Fernandes and Jacinta/Alphonso Pereira.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.5 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.6 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Enough sunshine but not enough of breeze this morning in Goa.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-05 05:29:52 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 05, 2003

PLAN TO TACKLE OPA WATER CRISIS: The government has undertaken an ambitious
plan of laying an 11-km long MS pipeline from Selaulim to Kalay river at a
cost of about Rs.11 crore to augment water supply to water works in view of
the anticipated water crisis in North Goa from 15 May onwards. Tiswadi and
Ponda talukas are expected to experience water shortage to some extent from
mid-May onwards and the government has initiated steps to counter the
situation. (GT)

DELIMITATION: IT'S ADVANTAGE BJP: As per the draft proposals of the
Delimitation Commission, North Goa is to have 23 assembly constituencies
and South Goa 17 instead of 19 and 21 respectively even as the delimitation
is reorganizing all the constituencies except Panjim, Margao and Fatorda.
Mormugao taluka will have four segments instead of three. The new one
proposed to be carved out is New Vaddem. In Bardez, a new constituency
called Penha-da-Franca is being created stretching from Britona to Ucassaim
and includes Salvador do Mundo, Socorro and parts of Pomburpa. Tivim has
been merged with Aldona and the new segment is called Tivim-Aldona. It will
tentatively consist of Sirsaim, Colvale, Aldona and Moira besides Tivim. (H)

FALEIRO CALLS FOR RE-NOMINATION: Former Chief Minister and Navelim MLA,
Luizinho Faleiro, has petitioned the chairman of the Delimitation
Commission alleging that the Goa legislative assembly Speaker Vishwas
Satarkar's action of nominating four MLAs from the BJP and one from the
Congress as associate members to the Delimitation Commission, as "patently
illegal" and in total contravention of the Delimitation Act. (H)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN MAPUSA: King and Queen Momo ushered in Carnival
celebrations in Mapusa on March 4 as 63 floats paraded down the Mapusa
streets in a riot of colour, costume, music and dance. Among the weird and
the comical, some floats propounded lofty themes: AIDS Helpline 1097 by
Nishta, Protect Animals and World Peace were prominent. One traditional
float of St Estevam depicted Goan farmers in "kashtti" with local
vegetables. Another one by "Uskoichim Abolim", depicted a traditional Goan
wedding. In the commercial category, the bikes, beers, liquors and even
milk were represented. A huge black scorpion and long crocodile were
eye-catching among the floats of birds and animals. The chairperson of the
Panjim Municipal Council, Mr Ashok Naik with other councilors, led his
float exhorting people to "join hands to revive the charm of Panjim". (NT)

FIVE HELD FOR ASSAULT: The Panaji police on March 4 arrested five youth for
assaulting 21-year-old Mr Francis Fernandes from Chimbel on Carnival Day. (NT)

NO-TRUST AGAINST SHASHIKALA: A meeting of the MGP central committee holds
intrigue as a no-confidence motion against party president Shashikala
Kakodkar is scheduled to be taken up today (March 5). Nine out of 15
members have signed the notice and they appear firm on a change in the
party leadership. (GT)

POWER FROM GARBAGE: Generating electricity from Sonsodo dump? The idea
seems unbelievable but can become a reality if the proposal of the
Pune-based Mailhem Engineers materializes. The firm, which gave a
presentation during a seminar on "Clean and Green Goa", would submit its
proposal by Mach 10 to the Margao Municipal Council. (NT)

"BE INNOVATIVE": Education imparted in a university must enable students to
imbibe three inseparable ingredients of knowledge, skill and sensitivity in
a self-consistent manner to help them make meaningful contributions to
society. Saying so, Atomic Energy commission chairman Dr Anil Kakodkar
urged young graduates from Goa University to train their heads and hands to
work synergistically to produce innovations. He stressed the urgency in
reorienting the higher education system in the country to a means to
empowerment of students not only to be able to manage themselves but also
to make significant contributions society on the basis of what they have
learnt. Dr Kakodkar was delivering his address as a chief guest at the
fifteenth annual convocation of Goa University held at the Kala Academy
complex on 4 March. (GT)

MAN ROBBED AT GUN-POINT: Four persons held a contractor, Laljee
Vishwakarma, at gunpoint at Shram Shakti Bhavan, Patto Plaza, in Panjim on
March 4, snatching his cellular phone and some cash. (H)

BRITISH NATIONAL FOUND DEAD: A 25-year-old British national, Emma Gerrard,
was found dead at a bar and restaurant in Palolem on March 4 afternoon.
Canacona police said the woman was found sleeping outside the bar and the
bar owner realized she was dead, when the woman did not move for a long
time. (H)

WOMEN WORKING ON NIGHT SHIFTS: Bowing to demands by several women
organisations, government (of India) on March 5 decided to lift the ban on
women working on night shifts in factories.

TASK OF STERILISING STRAYS: The stray dog population in Margao appears
heading for a quantum jump, what with the agencies involved in the dog
control programme calling it a day. It's now a little over two months since
sterilization of stray dogs came to a halt after NGO Goa Animal Welfare
Trust decided to back out from the ambitious programme initiated with
Municipal funding, apparently over the quantum of funds required by the NGO
go carry out the operations. (H)

BHOBE BAGS GOLD MEDAL: Dr Vardhan Subhaschandra Bhobe of Panaji has bagged
the Jindal Jubilee gold medal of Goa University for topping at the MS
General Surgery examination in April 2002. (GT)

SYNDICATE BANK DIRECTOR: At the extra-ordinary general body meeting of the
shareholders of Syndicate Bank, held recently in Manipal, Ranjana
Salgaonkar was elected to the board of directors of the bank. Salgaonkar
secured the highest number of votes. (GT)

GARBAGE DISPOSAL IN BENAULIM: The coastal Benaulim panchayat and
representatives of starred hotels will meet shortly in a bid to find a
solution to the acute garbage disposal problem staring at the village. "The
meet will primarily deliberate and find ways of solving the garbage
menace," informed Benaulim deputy sarpanch, Trevor Pinto. (H)

S GOA BRIDGES: The Goa government will shortly issue a tender for the
consultancy report on the proposed construction of three bridges across the
Zuari, Galgibag and Talpona rivers along NH 17. The proposed bridge on
river Zuari will be parallel to the existing bridge and connect the road,
which will pass through Goa Velha. (GT)

PONDA MUNICIPALITY BUDGET: The Ponda municipality has approved an annual
budget of Rs.4,51,41,500 for the year 2003-2004, at its meeting held
recently. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (5): "
Mining companies have over
the years undertaken extensive afforestation efforts to stabilize the
dumps and this has reduced the rate of slope erosion and sedimentation. The
Dempo mining company has the record of planting three million trees. Trees
do not grow easily on metal rich soils. But once they survive, then their
roots hold the dumps. The canopy absorbs the dust and brings down suspended
particulate matter. Tree plantations have also given a green look to many
dead dumps and after a few decades these dumps would be so unrecognizable
that people would mistake these for mini woodlands or bits of forests
"
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

25 YRS AS ARCHBISHOP: Today (March 5) Bishop Raul Gonsalves completes 25
years as Archbishop of Goa and Daman. On 30 January, 1978, Pope Paul VI
nominated him to this post, with the title of Patriarch of the East Indies.
Bishop Gonsalves took canonical possession of the Archdiocese on 5 March,
1978, becoming the 33rd Archbishop of Goa and Daman and the 6th Patriarch
of the East Indiesthe first Goan incumbent of that office. (GT)

S P O R T S

SANGOLDA, SALIGAO AHEAD: Sangolda Lightning got the better of Benny XI by a
solitary goal while Saligao Sporting put it across Curtorim Gymkhana 1-0,
in the VM Salgaocar Memorial Soccer at Saligao grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
04 Mar: Curtorim: JULIO SANTANA BARBOSA, husband of late Ubaldina,
father of Lourdes/Antonio.
04 Mar: Candolim-Orda: HERODIANHA SOARES, WIFE OF Frank, mother of
Saluzinho/Rosy, Assumption/Annie, Cipriano, Candida, grandmother of
Elvis/Luiza (Abu Dhabi),Flory/Edgar (Abu Dhabi) Blanche/Anthony
(Dubai),Seby (Dubai), Hillary (Kuwait), Hema/Bazil, Hemina/Kenny.
03 Mar: Moira-Povoacao: ROMULO FRANCIS D'SOUZA, husband of Olivia,
father of Hazel/late Querobino, Ronald/Ruby, Isabel/Rajiv, Andrew/Thelma,
Helen/Marcelino.
04 Mar: Margao: HIRABAI YESHWANT SHENVI KHARANGATE (83), wife of late
Yeshwant, mother of Shankar, Ramakant and Dr Anant.
04 Mar: Margao-Gogol: ESTEFANIA D'SOUZA, wife of late Luis, mother of
Valerian/Cecilia, Priscilla/Lawrence Fernandes and Jacinta/Alphonso Pereira.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.5 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.6 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Enough sunshine but not enough of breeze this morning in Goa.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-05 05:29:52 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 05, 2003

PLAN TO TACKLE OPA WATER CRISIS: The government has undertaken an ambitious
plan of laying an 11-km long MS pipeline from Selaulim to Kalay river at a
cost of about Rs.11 crore to augment water supply to water works in view of
the anticipated water crisis in North Goa from 15 May onwards. Tiswadi and
Ponda talukas are expected to experience water shortage to some extent from
mid-May onwards and the government has initiated steps to counter the
situation. (GT)

DELIMITATION: IT'S ADVANTAGE BJP: As per the draft proposals of the
Delimitation Commission, North Goa is to have 23 assembly constituencies
and South Goa 17 instead of 19 and 21 respectively even as the delimitation
is reorganizing all the constituencies except Panjim, Margao and Fatorda.
Mormugao taluka will have four segments instead of three. The new one
proposed to be carved out is New Vaddem. In Bardez, a new constituency
called Penha-da-Franca is being created stretching from Britona to Ucassaim
and includes Salvador do Mundo, Socorro and parts of Pomburpa. Tivim has
been merged with Aldona and the new segment is called Tivim-Aldona. It will
tentatively consist of Sirsaim, Colvale, Aldona and Moira besides Tivim. (H)

FALEIRO CALLS FOR RE-NOMINATION: Former Chief Minister and Navelim MLA,
Luizinho Faleiro, has petitioned the chairman of the Delimitation
Commission alleging that the Goa legislative assembly Speaker Vishwas
Satarkar's action of nominating four MLAs from the BJP and one from the
Congress as associate members to the Delimitation Commission, as "patently
illegal" and in total contravention of the Delimitation Act. (H)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN MAPUSA: King and Queen Momo ushered in Carnival
celebrations in Mapusa on March 4 as 63 floats paraded down the Mapusa
streets in a riot of colour, costume, music and dance. Among the weird and
the comical, some floats propounded lofty themes: AIDS Helpline 1097 by
Nishta, Protect Animals and World Peace were prominent. One traditional
float of St Estevam depicted Goan farmers in "kashtti" with local
vegetables. Another one by "Uskoichim Abolim", depicted a traditional Goan
wedding. In the commercial category, the bikes, beers, liquors and even
milk were represented. A huge black scorpion and long crocodile were
eye-catching among the floats of birds and animals. The chairperson of the
Panjim Municipal Council, Mr Ashok Naik with other councilors, led his
float exhorting people to "join hands to revive the charm of Panjim". (NT)

FIVE HELD FOR ASSAULT: The Panaji police on March 4 arrested five youth for
assaulting 21-year-old Mr Francis Fernandes from Chimbel on Carnival Day. (NT)

NO-TRUST AGAINST SHASHIKALA: A meeting of the MGP central committee holds
intrigue as a no-confidence motion against party president Shashikala
Kakodkar is scheduled to be taken up today (March 5). Nine out of 15
members have signed the notice and they appear firm on a change in the
party leadership. (GT)

POWER FROM GARBAGE: Generating electricity from Sonsodo dump? The idea
seems unbelievable but can become a reality if the proposal of the
Pune-based Mailhem Engineers materializes. The firm, which gave a
presentation during a seminar on "Clean and Green Goa", would submit its
proposal by Mach 10 to the Margao Municipal Council. (NT)

"BE INNOVATIVE": Education imparted in a university must enable students to
imbibe three inseparable ingredients of knowledge, skill and sensitivity in
a self-consistent manner to help them make meaningful contributions to
society. Saying so, Atomic Energy commission chairman Dr Anil Kakodkar
urged young graduates from Goa University to train their heads and hands to
work synergistically to produce innovations. He stressed the urgency in
reorienting the higher education system in the country to a means to
empowerment of students not only to be able to manage themselves but also
to make significant contributions society on the basis of what they have
learnt. Dr Kakodkar was delivering his address as a chief guest at the
fifteenth annual convocation of Goa University held at the Kala Academy
complex on 4 March. (GT)

MAN ROBBED AT GUN-POINT: Four persons held a contractor, Laljee
Vishwakarma, at gunpoint at Shram Shakti Bhavan, Patto Plaza, in Panjim on
March 4, snatching his cellular phone and some cash. (H)

BRITISH NATIONAL FOUND DEAD: A 25-year-old British national, Emma Gerrard,
was found dead at a bar and restaurant in Palolem on March 4 afternoon.
Canacona police said the woman was found sleeping outside the bar and the
bar owner realized she was dead, when the woman did not move for a long
time. (H)

WOMEN WORKING ON NIGHT SHIFTS: Bowing to demands by several women
organisations, government (of India) on March 5 decided to lift the ban on
women working on night shifts in factories.

TASK OF STERILISING STRAYS: The stray dog population in Margao appears
heading for a quantum jump, what with the agencies involved in the dog
control programme calling it a day. It's now a little over two months since
sterilization of stray dogs came to a halt after NGO Goa Animal Welfare
Trust decided to back out from the ambitious programme initiated with
Municipal funding, apparently over the quantum of funds required by the NGO
go carry out the operations. (H)

BHOBE BAGS GOLD MEDAL: Dr Vardhan Subhaschandra Bhobe of Panaji has bagged
the Jindal Jubilee gold medal of Goa University for topping at the MS
General Surgery examination in April 2002. (GT)

SYNDICATE BANK DIRECTOR: At the extra-ordinary general body meeting of the
shareholders of Syndicate Bank, held recently in Manipal, Ranjana
Salgaonkar was elected to the board of directors of the bank. Salgaonkar
secured the highest number of votes. (GT)

GARBAGE DISPOSAL IN BENAULIM: The coastal Benaulim panchayat and
representatives of starred hotels will meet shortly in a bid to find a
solution to the acute garbage disposal problem staring at the village. "The
meet will primarily deliberate and find ways of solving the garbage
menace," informed Benaulim deputy sarpanch, Trevor Pinto. (H)

S GOA BRIDGES: The Goa government will shortly issue a tender for the
consultancy report on the proposed construction of three bridges across the
Zuari, Galgibag and Talpona rivers along NH 17. The proposed bridge on
river Zuari will be parallel to the existing bridge and connect the road,
which will pass through Goa Velha. (GT)

PONDA MUNICIPALITY BUDGET: The Ponda municipality has approved an annual
budget of Rs.4,51,41,500 for the year 2003-2004, at its meeting held
recently. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (5): "
Mining companies have over
the years undertaken extensive afforestation efforts to stabilize the
dumps and this has reduced the rate of slope erosion and sedimentation. The
Dempo mining company has the record of planting three million trees. Trees
do not grow easily on metal rich soils. But once they survive, then their
roots hold the dumps. The canopy absorbs the dust and brings down suspended
particulate matter. Tree plantations have also given a green look to many
dead dumps and after a few decades these dumps would be so unrecognizable
that people would mistake these for mini woodlands or bits of forests
"
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

25 YRS AS ARCHBISHOP: Today (March 5) Bishop Raul Gonsalves completes 25
years as Archbishop of Goa and Daman. On 30 January, 1978, Pope Paul VI
nominated him to this post, with the title of Patriarch of the East Indies.
Bishop Gonsalves took canonical possession of the Archdiocese on 5 March,
1978, becoming the 33rd Archbishop of Goa and Daman and the 6th Patriarch
of the East Indiesthe first Goan incumbent of that office. (GT)

S P O R T S

SANGOLDA, SALIGAO AHEAD: Sangolda Lightning got the better of Benny XI by a
solitary goal while Saligao Sporting put it across Curtorim Gymkhana 1-0,
in the VM Salgaocar Memorial Soccer at Saligao grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
04 Mar: Curtorim: JULIO SANTANA BARBOSA, husband of late Ubaldina,
father of Lourdes/Antonio.
04 Mar: Candolim-Orda: HERODIANHA SOARES, WIFE OF Frank, mother of
Saluzinho/Rosy, Assumption/Annie, Cipriano, Candida, grandmother of
Elvis/Luiza (Abu Dhabi),Flory/Edgar (Abu Dhabi) Blanche/Anthony
(Dubai),Seby (Dubai), Hillary (Kuwait), Hema/Bazil, Hemina/Kenny.
03 Mar: Moira-Povoacao: ROMULO FRANCIS D'SOUZA, husband of Olivia,
father of Hazel/late Querobino, Ronald/Ruby, Isabel/Rajiv, Andrew/Thelma,
Helen/Marcelino.
04 Mar: Margao: HIRABAI YESHWANT SHENVI KHARANGATE (83), wife of late
Yeshwant, mother of Shankar, Ramakant and Dr Anant.
04 Mar: Margao-Gogol: ESTEFANIA D'SOUZA, wife of late Luis, mother of
Valerian/Cecilia, Priscilla/Lawrence Fernandes and Jacinta/Alphonso Pereira.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.5 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.6 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Enough sunshine but not enough of breeze this morning in Goa.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
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2003-03-05 05:29:52 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 05, 2003

PLAN TO TACKLE OPA WATER CRISIS: The government has undertaken an ambitious
plan of laying an 11-km long MS pipeline from Selaulim to Kalay river at a
cost of about Rs.11 crore to augment water supply to water works in view of
the anticipated water crisis in North Goa from 15 May onwards. Tiswadi and
Ponda talukas are expected to experience water shortage to some extent from
mid-May onwards and the government has initiated steps to counter the
situation. (GT)

DELIMITATION: IT'S ADVANTAGE BJP: As per the draft proposals of the
Delimitation Commission, North Goa is to have 23 assembly constituencies
and South Goa 17 instead of 19 and 21 respectively even as the delimitation
is reorganizing all the constituencies except Panjim, Margao and Fatorda.
Mormugao taluka will have four segments instead of three. The new one
proposed to be carved out is New Vaddem. In Bardez, a new constituency
called Penha-da-Franca is being created stretching from Britona to Ucassaim
and includes Salvador do Mundo, Socorro and parts of Pomburpa. Tivim has
been merged with Aldona and the new segment is called Tivim-Aldona. It will
tentatively consist of Sirsaim, Colvale, Aldona and Moira besides Tivim. (H)

FALEIRO CALLS FOR RE-NOMINATION: Former Chief Minister and Navelim MLA,
Luizinho Faleiro, has petitioned the chairman of the Delimitation
Commission alleging that the Goa legislative assembly Speaker Vishwas
Satarkar's action of nominating four MLAs from the BJP and one from the
Congress as associate members to the Delimitation Commission, as "patently
illegal" and in total contravention of the Delimitation Act. (H)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN MAPUSA: King and Queen Momo ushered in Carnival
celebrations in Mapusa on March 4 as 63 floats paraded down the Mapusa
streets in a riot of colour, costume, music and dance. Among the weird and
the comical, some floats propounded lofty themes: AIDS Helpline 1097 by
Nishta, Protect Animals and World Peace were prominent. One traditional
float of St Estevam depicted Goan farmers in "kashtti" with local
vegetables. Another one by "Uskoichim Abolim", depicted a traditional Goan
wedding. In the commercial category, the bikes, beers, liquors and even
milk were represented. A huge black scorpion and long crocodile were
eye-catching among the floats of birds and animals. The chairperson of the
Panjim Municipal Council, Mr Ashok Naik with other councilors, led his
float exhorting people to "join hands to revive the charm of Panjim". (NT)

FIVE HELD FOR ASSAULT: The Panaji police on March 4 arrested five youth for
assaulting 21-year-old Mr Francis Fernandes from Chimbel on Carnival Day. (NT)

NO-TRUST AGAINST SHASHIKALA: A meeting of the MGP central committee holds
intrigue as a no-confidence motion against party president Shashikala
Kakodkar is scheduled to be taken up today (March 5). Nine out of 15
members have signed the notice and they appear firm on a change in the
party leadership. (GT)

POWER FROM GARBAGE: Generating electricity from Sonsodo dump? The idea
seems unbelievable but can become a reality if the proposal of the
Pune-based Mailhem Engineers materializes. The firm, which gave a
presentation during a seminar on "Clean and Green Goa", would submit its
proposal by Mach 10 to the Margao Municipal Council. (NT)

"BE INNOVATIVE": Education imparted in a university must enable students to
imbibe three inseparable ingredients of knowledge, skill and sensitivity in
a self-consistent manner to help them make meaningful contributions to
society. Saying so, Atomic Energy commission chairman Dr Anil Kakodkar
urged young graduates from Goa University to train their heads and hands to
work synergistically to produce innovations. He stressed the urgency in
reorienting the higher education system in the country to a means to
empowerment of students not only to be able to manage themselves but also
to make significant contributions society on the basis of what they have
learnt. Dr Kakodkar was delivering his address as a chief guest at the
fifteenth annual convocation of Goa University held at the Kala Academy
complex on 4 March. (GT)

MAN ROBBED AT GUN-POINT: Four persons held a contractor, Laljee
Vishwakarma, at gunpoint at Shram Shakti Bhavan, Patto Plaza, in Panjim on
March 4, snatching his cellular phone and some cash. (H)

BRITISH NATIONAL FOUND DEAD: A 25-year-old British national, Emma Gerrard,
was found dead at a bar and restaurant in Palolem on March 4 afternoon.
Canacona police said the woman was found sleeping outside the bar and the
bar owner realized she was dead, when the woman did not move for a long
time. (H)

WOMEN WORKING ON NIGHT SHIFTS: Bowing to demands by several women
organisations, government (of India) on March 5 decided to lift the ban on
women working on night shifts in factories.

TASK OF STERILISING STRAYS: The stray dog population in Margao appears
heading for a quantum jump, what with the agencies involved in the dog
control programme calling it a day. It's now a little over two months since
sterilization of stray dogs came to a halt after NGO Goa Animal Welfare
Trust decided to back out from the ambitious programme initiated with
Municipal funding, apparently over the quantum of funds required by the NGO
go carry out the operations. (H)

BHOBE BAGS GOLD MEDAL: Dr Vardhan Subhaschandra Bhobe of Panaji has bagged
the Jindal Jubilee gold medal of Goa University for topping at the MS
General Surgery examination in April 2002. (GT)

SYNDICATE BANK DIRECTOR: At the extra-ordinary general body meeting of the
shareholders of Syndicate Bank, held recently in Manipal, Ranjana
Salgaonkar was elected to the board of directors of the bank. Salgaonkar
secured the highest number of votes. (GT)

GARBAGE DISPOSAL IN BENAULIM: The coastal Benaulim panchayat and
representatives of starred hotels will meet shortly in a bid to find a
solution to the acute garbage disposal problem staring at the village. "The
meet will primarily deliberate and find ways of solving the garbage
menace," informed Benaulim deputy sarpanch, Trevor Pinto. (H)

S GOA BRIDGES: The Goa government will shortly issue a tender for the
consultancy report on the proposed construction of three bridges across the
Zuari, Galgibag and Talpona rivers along NH 17. The proposed bridge on
river Zuari will be parallel to the existing bridge and connect the road,
which will pass through Goa Velha. (GT)

PONDA MUNICIPALITY BUDGET: The Ponda municipality has approved an annual
budget of Rs.4,51,41,500 for the year 2003-2004, at its meeting held
recently. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (5): "
Mining companies have over
the years undertaken extensive afforestation efforts to stabilize the
dumps and this has reduced the rate of slope erosion and sedimentation. The
Dempo mining company has the record of planting three million trees. Trees
do not grow easily on metal rich soils. But once they survive, then their
roots hold the dumps. The canopy absorbs the dust and brings down suspended
particulate matter. Tree plantations have also given a green look to many
dead dumps and after a few decades these dumps would be so unrecognizable
that people would mistake these for mini woodlands or bits of forests
"
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

25 YRS AS ARCHBISHOP: Today (March 5) Bishop Raul Gonsalves completes 25
years as Archbishop of Goa and Daman. On 30 January, 1978, Pope Paul VI
nominated him to this post, with the title of Patriarch of the East Indies.
Bishop Gonsalves took canonical possession of the Archdiocese on 5 March,
1978, becoming the 33rd Archbishop of Goa and Daman and the 6th Patriarch
of the East Indiesthe first Goan incumbent of that office. (GT)

S P O R T S

SANGOLDA, SALIGAO AHEAD: Sangolda Lightning got the better of Benny XI by a
solitary goal while Saligao Sporting put it across Curtorim Gymkhana 1-0,
in the VM Salgaocar Memorial Soccer at Saligao grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
04 Mar: Curtorim: JULIO SANTANA BARBOSA, husband of late Ubaldina,
father of Lourdes/Antonio.
04 Mar: Candolim-Orda: HERODIANHA SOARES, WIFE OF Frank, mother of
Saluzinho/Rosy, Assumption/Annie, Cipriano, Candida, grandmother of
Elvis/Luiza (Abu Dhabi),Flory/Edgar (Abu Dhabi) Blanche/Anthony
(Dubai),Seby (Dubai), Hillary (Kuwait), Hema/Bazil, Hemina/Kenny.
03 Mar: Moira-Povoacao: ROMULO FRANCIS D'SOUZA, husband of Olivia,
father of Hazel/late Querobino, Ronald/Ruby, Isabel/Rajiv, Andrew/Thelma,
Helen/Marcelino.
04 Mar: Margao: HIRABAI YESHWANT SHENVI KHARANGATE (83), wife of late
Yeshwant, mother of Shankar, Ramakant and Dr Anant.
04 Mar: Margao-Gogol: ESTEFANIA D'SOUZA, wife of late Luis, mother of
Valerian/Cecilia, Priscilla/Lawrence Fernandes and Jacinta/Alphonso Pereira.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.5 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.6 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Enough sunshine but not enough of breeze this morning in Goa.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-05 05:29:52 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 05, 2003

PLAN TO TACKLE OPA WATER CRISIS: The government has undertaken an ambitious
plan of laying an 11-km long MS pipeline from Selaulim to Kalay river at a
cost of about Rs.11 crore to augment water supply to water works in view of
the anticipated water crisis in North Goa from 15 May onwards. Tiswadi and
Ponda talukas are expected to experience water shortage to some extent from
mid-May onwards and the government has initiated steps to counter the
situation. (GT)

DELIMITATION: IT'S ADVANTAGE BJP: As per the draft proposals of the
Delimitation Commission, North Goa is to have 23 assembly constituencies
and South Goa 17 instead of 19 and 21 respectively even as the delimitation
is reorganizing all the constituencies except Panjim, Margao and Fatorda.
Mormugao taluka will have four segments instead of three. The new one
proposed to be carved out is New Vaddem. In Bardez, a new constituency
called Penha-da-Franca is being created stretching from Britona to Ucassaim
and includes Salvador do Mundo, Socorro and parts of Pomburpa. Tivim has
been merged with Aldona and the new segment is called Tivim-Aldona. It will
tentatively consist of Sirsaim, Colvale, Aldona and Moira besides Tivim. (H)

FALEIRO CALLS FOR RE-NOMINATION: Former Chief Minister and Navelim MLA,
Luizinho Faleiro, has petitioned the chairman of the Delimitation
Commission alleging that the Goa legislative assembly Speaker Vishwas
Satarkar's action of nominating four MLAs from the BJP and one from the
Congress as associate members to the Delimitation Commission, as "patently
illegal" and in total contravention of the Delimitation Act. (H)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN MAPUSA: King and Queen Momo ushered in Carnival
celebrations in Mapusa on March 4 as 63 floats paraded down the Mapusa
streets in a riot of colour, costume, music and dance. Among the weird and
the comical, some floats propounded lofty themes: AIDS Helpline 1097 by
Nishta, Protect Animals and World Peace were prominent. One traditional
float of St Estevam depicted Goan farmers in "kashtti" with local
vegetables. Another one by "Uskoichim Abolim", depicted a traditional Goan
wedding. In the commercial category, the bikes, beers, liquors and even
milk were represented. A huge black scorpion and long crocodile were
eye-catching among the floats of birds and animals. The chairperson of the
Panjim Municipal Council, Mr Ashok Naik with other councilors, led his
float exhorting people to "join hands to revive the charm of Panjim". (NT)

FIVE HELD FOR ASSAULT: The Panaji police on March 4 arrested five youth for
assaulting 21-year-old Mr Francis Fernandes from Chimbel on Carnival Day. (NT)

NO-TRUST AGAINST SHASHIKALA: A meeting of the MGP central committee holds
intrigue as a no-confidence motion against party president Shashikala
Kakodkar is scheduled to be taken up today (March 5). Nine out of 15
members have signed the notice and they appear firm on a change in the
party leadership. (GT)

POWER FROM GARBAGE: Generating electricity from Sonsodo dump? The idea
seems unbelievable but can become a reality if the proposal of the
Pune-based Mailhem Engineers materializes. The firm, which gave a
presentation during a seminar on "Clean and Green Goa", would submit its
proposal by Mach 10 to the Margao Municipal Council. (NT)

"BE INNOVATIVE": Education imparted in a university must enable students to
imbibe three inseparable ingredients of knowledge, skill and sensitivity in
a self-consistent manner to help them make meaningful contributions to
society. Saying so, Atomic Energy commission chairman Dr Anil Kakodkar
urged young graduates from Goa University to train their heads and hands to
work synergistically to produce innovations. He stressed the urgency in
reorienting the higher education system in the country to a means to
empowerment of students not only to be able to manage themselves but also
to make significant contributions society on the basis of what they have
learnt. Dr Kakodkar was delivering his address as a chief guest at the
fifteenth annual convocation of Goa University held at the Kala Academy
complex on 4 March. (GT)

MAN ROBBED AT GUN-POINT: Four persons held a contractor, Laljee
Vishwakarma, at gunpoint at Shram Shakti Bhavan, Patto Plaza, in Panjim on
March 4, snatching his cellular phone and some cash. (H)

BRITISH NATIONAL FOUND DEAD: A 25-year-old British national, Emma Gerrard,
was found dead at a bar and restaurant in Palolem on March 4 afternoon.
Canacona police said the woman was found sleeping outside the bar and the
bar owner realized she was dead, when the woman did not move for a long
time. (H)

WOMEN WORKING ON NIGHT SHIFTS: Bowing to demands by several women
organisations, government (of India) on March 5 decided to lift the ban on
women working on night shifts in factories.

TASK OF STERILISING STRAYS: The stray dog population in Margao appears
heading for a quantum jump, what with the agencies involved in the dog
control programme calling it a day. It's now a little over two months since
sterilization of stray dogs came to a halt after NGO Goa Animal Welfare
Trust decided to back out from the ambitious programme initiated with
Municipal funding, apparently over the quantum of funds required by the NGO
go carry out the operations. (H)

BHOBE BAGS GOLD MEDAL: Dr Vardhan Subhaschandra Bhobe of Panaji has bagged
the Jindal Jubilee gold medal of Goa University for topping at the MS
General Surgery examination in April 2002. (GT)

SYNDICATE BANK DIRECTOR: At the extra-ordinary general body meeting of the
shareholders of Syndicate Bank, held recently in Manipal, Ranjana
Salgaonkar was elected to the board of directors of the bank. Salgaonkar
secured the highest number of votes. (GT)

GARBAGE DISPOSAL IN BENAULIM: The coastal Benaulim panchayat and
representatives of starred hotels will meet shortly in a bid to find a
solution to the acute garbage disposal problem staring at the village. "The
meet will primarily deliberate and find ways of solving the garbage
menace," informed Benaulim deputy sarpanch, Trevor Pinto. (H)

S GOA BRIDGES: The Goa government will shortly issue a tender for the
consultancy report on the proposed construction of three bridges across the
Zuari, Galgibag and Talpona rivers along NH 17. The proposed bridge on
river Zuari will be parallel to the existing bridge and connect the road,
which will pass through Goa Velha. (GT)

PONDA MUNICIPALITY BUDGET: The Ponda municipality has approved an annual
budget of Rs.4,51,41,500 for the year 2003-2004, at its meeting held
recently. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (5): "
Mining companies have over
the years undertaken extensive afforestation efforts to stabilize the
dumps and this has reduced the rate of slope erosion and sedimentation. The
Dempo mining company has the record of planting three million trees. Trees
do not grow easily on metal rich soils. But once they survive, then their
roots hold the dumps. The canopy absorbs the dust and brings down suspended
particulate matter. Tree plantations have also given a green look to many
dead dumps and after a few decades these dumps would be so unrecognizable
that people would mistake these for mini woodlands or bits of forests
"
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

25 YRS AS ARCHBISHOP: Today (March 5) Bishop Raul Gonsalves completes 25
years as Archbishop of Goa and Daman. On 30 January, 1978, Pope Paul VI
nominated him to this post, with the title of Patriarch of the East Indies.
Bishop Gonsalves took canonical possession of the Archdiocese on 5 March,
1978, becoming the 33rd Archbishop of Goa and Daman and the 6th Patriarch
of the East Indiesthe first Goan incumbent of that office. (GT)

S P O R T S

SANGOLDA, SALIGAO AHEAD: Sangolda Lightning got the better of Benny XI by a
solitary goal while Saligao Sporting put it across Curtorim Gymkhana 1-0,
in the VM Salgaocar Memorial Soccer at Saligao grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
04 Mar: Curtorim: JULIO SANTANA BARBOSA, husband of late Ubaldina,
father of Lourdes/Antonio.
04 Mar: Candolim-Orda: HERODIANHA SOARES, WIFE OF Frank, mother of
Saluzinho/Rosy, Assumption/Annie, Cipriano, Candida, grandmother of
Elvis/Luiza (Abu Dhabi),Flory/Edgar (Abu Dhabi) Blanche/Anthony
(Dubai),Seby (Dubai), Hillary (Kuwait), Hema/Bazil, Hemina/Kenny.
03 Mar: Moira-Povoacao: ROMULO FRANCIS D'SOUZA, husband of Olivia,
father of Hazel/late Querobino, Ronald/Ruby, Isabel/Rajiv, Andrew/Thelma,
Helen/Marcelino.
04 Mar: Margao: HIRABAI YESHWANT SHENVI KHARANGATE (83), wife of late
Yeshwant, mother of Shankar, Ramakant and Dr Anant.
04 Mar: Margao-Gogol: ESTEFANIA D'SOUZA, wife of late Luis, mother of
Valerian/Cecilia, Priscilla/Lawrence Fernandes and Jacinta/Alphonso Pereira.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.5 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.6 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Enough sunshine but not enough of breeze this morning in Goa.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-05 05:29:52 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 05, 2003

PLAN TO TACKLE OPA WATER CRISIS: The government has undertaken an ambitious
plan of laying an 11-km long MS pipeline from Selaulim to Kalay river at a
cost of about Rs.11 crore to augment water supply to water works in view of
the anticipated water crisis in North Goa from 15 May onwards. Tiswadi and
Ponda talukas are expected to experience water shortage to some extent from
mid-May onwards and the government has initiated steps to counter the
situation. (GT)

DELIMITATION: IT'S ADVANTAGE BJP: As per the draft proposals of the
Delimitation Commission, North Goa is to have 23 assembly constituencies
and South Goa 17 instead of 19 and 21 respectively even as the delimitation
is reorganizing all the constituencies except Panjim, Margao and Fatorda.
Mormugao taluka will have four segments instead of three. The new one
proposed to be carved out is New Vaddem. In Bardez, a new constituency
called Penha-da-Franca is being created stretching from Britona to Ucassaim
and includes Salvador do Mundo, Socorro and parts of Pomburpa. Tivim has
been merged with Aldona and the new segment is called Tivim-Aldona. It will
tentatively consist of Sirsaim, Colvale, Aldona and Moira besides Tivim. (H)

FALEIRO CALLS FOR RE-NOMINATION: Former Chief Minister and Navelim MLA,
Luizinho Faleiro, has petitioned the chairman of the Delimitation
Commission alleging that the Goa legislative assembly Speaker Vishwas
Satarkar's action of nominating four MLAs from the BJP and one from the
Congress as associate members to the Delimitation Commission, as "patently
illegal" and in total contravention of the Delimitation Act. (H)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN MAPUSA: King and Queen Momo ushered in Carnival
celebrations in Mapusa on March 4 as 63 floats paraded down the Mapusa
streets in a riot of colour, costume, music and dance. Among the weird and
the comical, some floats propounded lofty themes: AIDS Helpline 1097 by
Nishta, Protect Animals and World Peace were prominent. One traditional
float of St Estevam depicted Goan farmers in "kashtti" with local
vegetables. Another one by "Uskoichim Abolim", depicted a traditional Goan
wedding. In the commercial category, the bikes, beers, liquors and even
milk were represented. A huge black scorpion and long crocodile were
eye-catching among the floats of birds and animals. The chairperson of the
Panjim Municipal Council, Mr Ashok Naik with other councilors, led his
float exhorting people to "join hands to revive the charm of Panjim". (NT)

FIVE HELD FOR ASSAULT: The Panaji police on March 4 arrested five youth for
assaulting 21-year-old Mr Francis Fernandes from Chimbel on Carnival Day. (NT)

NO-TRUST AGAINST SHASHIKALA: A meeting of the MGP central committee holds
intrigue as a no-confidence motion against party president Shashikala
Kakodkar is scheduled to be taken up today (March 5). Nine out of 15
members have signed the notice and they appear firm on a change in the
party leadership. (GT)

POWER FROM GARBAGE: Generating electricity from Sonsodo dump? The idea
seems unbelievable but can become a reality if the proposal of the
Pune-based Mailhem Engineers materializes. The firm, which gave a
presentation during a seminar on "Clean and Green Goa", would submit its
proposal by Mach 10 to the Margao Municipal Council. (NT)

"BE INNOVATIVE": Education imparted in a university must enable students to
imbibe three inseparable ingredients of knowledge, skill and sensitivity in
a self-consistent manner to help them make meaningful contributions to
society. Saying so, Atomic Energy commission chairman Dr Anil Kakodkar
urged young graduates from Goa University to train their heads and hands to
work synergistically to produce innovations. He stressed the urgency in
reorienting the higher education system in the country to a means to
empowerment of students not only to be able to manage themselves but also
to make significant contributions society on the basis of what they have
learnt. Dr Kakodkar was delivering his address as a chief guest at the
fifteenth annual convocation of Goa University held at the Kala Academy
complex on 4 March. (GT)

MAN ROBBED AT GUN-POINT: Four persons held a contractor, Laljee
Vishwakarma, at gunpoint at Shram Shakti Bhavan, Patto Plaza, in Panjim on
March 4, snatching his cellular phone and some cash. (H)

BRITISH NATIONAL FOUND DEAD: A 25-year-old British national, Emma Gerrard,
was found dead at a bar and restaurant in Palolem on March 4 afternoon.
Canacona police said the woman was found sleeping outside the bar and the
bar owner realized she was dead, when the woman did not move for a long
time. (H)

WOMEN WORKING ON NIGHT SHIFTS: Bowing to demands by several women
organisations, government (of India) on March 5 decided to lift the ban on
women working on night shifts in factories.

TASK OF STERILISING STRAYS: The stray dog population in Margao appears
heading for a quantum jump, what with the agencies involved in the dog
control programme calling it a day. It's now a little over two months since
sterilization of stray dogs came to a halt after NGO Goa Animal Welfare
Trust decided to back out from the ambitious programme initiated with
Municipal funding, apparently over the quantum of funds required by the NGO
go carry out the operations. (H)

BHOBE BAGS GOLD MEDAL: Dr Vardhan Subhaschandra Bhobe of Panaji has bagged
the Jindal Jubilee gold medal of Goa University for topping at the MS
General Surgery examination in April 2002. (GT)

SYNDICATE BANK DIRECTOR: At the extra-ordinary general body meeting of the
shareholders of Syndicate Bank, held recently in Manipal, Ranjana
Salgaonkar was elected to the board of directors of the bank. Salgaonkar
secured the highest number of votes. (GT)

GARBAGE DISPOSAL IN BENAULIM: The coastal Benaulim panchayat and
representatives of starred hotels will meet shortly in a bid to find a
solution to the acute garbage disposal problem staring at the village. "The
meet will primarily deliberate and find ways of solving the garbage
menace," informed Benaulim deputy sarpanch, Trevor Pinto. (H)

S GOA BRIDGES: The Goa government will shortly issue a tender for the
consultancy report on the proposed construction of three bridges across the
Zuari, Galgibag and Talpona rivers along NH 17. The proposed bridge on
river Zuari will be parallel to the existing bridge and connect the road,
which will pass through Goa Velha. (GT)

PONDA MUNICIPALITY BUDGET: The Ponda municipality has approved an annual
budget of Rs.4,51,41,500 for the year 2003-2004, at its meeting held
recently. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (5): "
Mining companies have over
the years undertaken extensive afforestation efforts to stabilize the
dumps and this has reduced the rate of slope erosion and sedimentation. The
Dempo mining company has the record of planting three million trees. Trees
do not grow easily on metal rich soils. But once they survive, then their
roots hold the dumps. The canopy absorbs the dust and brings down suspended
particulate matter. Tree plantations have also given a green look to many
dead dumps and after a few decades these dumps would be so unrecognizable
that people would mistake these for mini woodlands or bits of forests
"
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

25 YRS AS ARCHBISHOP: Today (March 5) Bishop Raul Gonsalves completes 25
years as Archbishop of Goa and Daman. On 30 January, 1978, Pope Paul VI
nominated him to this post, with the title of Patriarch of the East Indies.
Bishop Gonsalves took canonical possession of the Archdiocese on 5 March,
1978, becoming the 33rd Archbishop of Goa and Daman and the 6th Patriarch
of the East Indiesthe first Goan incumbent of that office. (GT)

S P O R T S

SANGOLDA, SALIGAO AHEAD: Sangolda Lightning got the better of Benny XI by a
solitary goal while Saligao Sporting put it across Curtorim Gymkhana 1-0,
in the VM Salgaocar Memorial Soccer at Saligao grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
04 Mar: Curtorim: JULIO SANTANA BARBOSA, husband of late Ubaldina,
father of Lourdes/Antonio.
04 Mar: Candolim-Orda: HERODIANHA SOARES, WIFE OF Frank, mother of
Saluzinho/Rosy, Assumption/Annie, Cipriano, Candida, grandmother of
Elvis/Luiza (Abu Dhabi),Flory/Edgar (Abu Dhabi) Blanche/Anthony
(Dubai),Seby (Dubai), Hillary (Kuwait), Hema/Bazil, Hemina/Kenny.
03 Mar: Moira-Povoacao: ROMULO FRANCIS D'SOUZA, husband of Olivia,
father of Hazel/late Querobino, Ronald/Ruby, Isabel/Rajiv, Andrew/Thelma,
Helen/Marcelino.
04 Mar: Margao: HIRABAI YESHWANT SHENVI KHARANGATE (83), wife of late
Yeshwant, mother of Shankar, Ramakant and Dr Anant.
04 Mar: Margao-Gogol: ESTEFANIA D'SOUZA, wife of late Luis, mother of
Valerian/Cecilia, Priscilla/Lawrence Fernandes and Jacinta/Alphonso Pereira.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.5 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.6 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Enough sunshine but not enough of breeze this morning in Goa.

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

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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 05, 2003

PLAN TO TACKLE OPA WATER CRISIS: The government has undertaken an ambitious
plan of laying an 11-km long MS pipeline from Selaulim to Kalay river at a
cost of about Rs.11 crore to augment water supply to water works in view of
the anticipated water crisis in North Goa from 15 May onwards. Tiswadi and
Ponda talukas are expected to experience water shortage to some extent from
mid-May onwards and the government has initiated steps to counter the
situation. (GT)

DELIMITATION: IT'S ADVANTAGE BJP: As per the draft proposals of the
Delimitation Commission, North Goa is to have 23 assembly constituencies
and South Goa 17 instead of 19 and 21 respectively even as the delimitation
is reorganizing all the constituencies except Panjim, Margao and Fatorda.
Mormugao taluka will have four segments instead of three. The new one
proposed to be carved out is New Vaddem. In Bardez, a new constituency
called Penha-da-Franca is being created stretching from Britona to Ucassaim
and includes Salvador do Mundo, Socorro and parts of Pomburpa. Tivim has
been merged with Aldona and the new segment is called Tivim-Aldona. It will
tentatively consist of Sirsaim, Colvale, Aldona and Moira besides Tivim. (H)

FALEIRO CALLS FOR RE-NOMINATION: Former Chief Minister and Navelim MLA,
Luizinho Faleiro, has petitioned the chairman of the Delimitation
Commission alleging that the Goa legislative assembly Speaker Vishwas
Satarkar's action of nominating four MLAs from the BJP and one from the
Congress as associate members to the Delimitation Commission, as "patently
illegal" and in total contravention of the Delimitation Act. (H)

CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN MAPUSA: King and Queen Momo ushered in Carnival
celebrations in Mapusa on March 4 as 63 floats paraded down the Mapusa
streets in a riot of colour, costume, music and dance. Among the weird and
the comical, some floats propounded lofty themes: AIDS Helpline 1097 by
Nishta, Protect Animals and World Peace were prominent. One traditional
float of St Estevam depicted Goan farmers in "kashtti" with local
vegetables. Another one by "Uskoichim Abolim", depicted a traditional Goan
wedding. In the commercial category, the bikes, beers, liquors and even
milk were represented. A huge black scorpion and long crocodile were
eye-catching among the floats of birds and animals. The chairperson of the
Panjim Municipal Council, Mr Ashok Naik with other councilors, led his
float exhorting people to "join hands to revive the charm of Panjim". (NT)

FIVE HELD FOR ASSAULT: The Panaji police on March 4 arrested five youth for
assaulting 21-year-old Mr Francis Fernandes from Chimbel on Carnival Day. (NT)

NO-TRUST AGAINST SHASHIKALA: A meeting of the MGP central committee holds
intrigue as a no-confidence motion against party president Shashikala
Kakodkar is scheduled to be taken up today (March 5). Nine out of 15
members have signed the notice and they appear firm on a change in the
party leadership. (GT)

POWER FROM GARBAGE: Generating electricity from Sonsodo dump? The idea
seems unbelievable but can become a reality if the proposal of the
Pune-based Mailhem Engineers materializes. The firm, which gave a
presentation during a seminar on "Clean and Green Goa", would submit its
proposal by Mach 10 to the Margao Municipal Council. (NT)

"BE INNOVATIVE": Education imparted in a university must enable students to
imbibe three inseparable ingredients of knowledge, skill and sensitivity in
a self-consistent manner to help them make meaningful contributions to
society. Saying so, Atomic Energy commission chairman Dr Anil Kakodkar
urged young graduates from Goa University to train their heads and hands to
work synergistically to produce innovations. He stressed the urgency in
reorienting the higher education system in the country to a means to
empowerment of students not only to be able to manage themselves but also
to make significant contributions society on the basis of what they have
learnt. Dr Kakodkar was delivering his address as a chief guest at the
fifteenth annual convocation of Goa University held at the Kala Academy
complex on 4 March. (GT)

MAN ROBBED AT GUN-POINT: Four persons held a contractor, Laljee
Vishwakarma, at gunpoint at Shram Shakti Bhavan, Patto Plaza, in Panjim on
March 4, snatching his cellular phone and some cash. (H)

BRITISH NATIONAL FOUND DEAD: A 25-year-old British national, Emma Gerrard,
was found dead at a bar and restaurant in Palolem on March 4 afternoon.
Canacona police said the woman was found sleeping outside the bar and the
bar owner realized she was dead, when the woman did not move for a long
time. (H)

WOMEN WORKING ON NIGHT SHIFTS: Bowing to demands by several women
organisations, government (of India) on March 5 decided to lift the ban on
women working on night shifts in factories.

TASK OF STERILISING STRAYS: The stray dog population in Margao appears
heading for a quantum jump, what with the agencies involved in the dog
control programme calling it a day. It's now a little over two months since
sterilization of stray dogs came to a halt after NGO Goa Animal Welfare
Trust decided to back out from the ambitious programme initiated with
Municipal funding, apparently over the quantum of funds required by the NGO
go carry out the operations. (H)

BHOBE BAGS GOLD MEDAL: Dr Vardhan Subhaschandra Bhobe of Panaji has bagged
the Jindal Jubilee gold medal of Goa University for topping at the MS
General Surgery examination in April 2002. (GT)

SYNDICATE BANK DIRECTOR: At the extra-ordinary general body meeting of the
shareholders of Syndicate Bank, held recently in Manipal, Ranjana
Salgaonkar was elected to the board of directors of the bank. Salgaonkar
secured the highest number of votes. (GT)

GARBAGE DISPOSAL IN BENAULIM: The coastal Benaulim panchayat and
representatives of starred hotels will meet shortly in a bid to find a
solution to the acute garbage disposal problem staring at the village. "The
meet will primarily deliberate and find ways of solving the garbage
menace," informed Benaulim deputy sarpanch, Trevor Pinto. (H)

S GOA BRIDGES: The Goa government will shortly issue a tender for the
consultancy report on the proposed construction of three bridges across the
Zuari, Galgibag and Talpona rivers along NH 17. The proposed bridge on
river Zuari will be parallel to the existing bridge and connect the road,
which will pass through Goa Velha. (GT)

PONDA MUNICIPALITY BUDGET: The Ponda municipality has approved an annual
budget of Rs.4,51,41,500 for the year 2003-2004, at its meeting held
recently. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (5): "
Mining companies have over
the years undertaken extensive afforestation efforts to stabilize the
dumps and this has reduced the rate of slope erosion and sedimentation. The
Dempo mining company has the record of planting three million trees. Trees
do not grow easily on metal rich soils. But once they survive, then their
roots hold the dumps. The canopy absorbs the dust and brings down suspended
particulate matter. Tree plantations have also given a green look to many
dead dumps and after a few decades these dumps would be so unrecognizable
that people would mistake these for mini woodlands or bits of forests
"
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

25 YRS AS ARCHBISHOP: Today (March 5) Bishop Raul Gonsalves completes 25
years as Archbishop of Goa and Daman. On 30 January, 1978, Pope Paul VI
nominated him to this post, with the title of Patriarch of the East Indies.
Bishop Gonsalves took canonical possession of the Archdiocese on 5 March,
1978, becoming the 33rd Archbishop of Goa and Daman and the 6th Patriarch
of the East Indiesthe first Goan incumbent of that office. (GT)

S P O R T S

SANGOLDA, SALIGAO AHEAD: Sangolda Lightning got the better of Benny XI by a
solitary goal while Saligao Sporting put it across Curtorim Gymkhana 1-0,
in the VM Salgaocar Memorial Soccer at Saligao grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
04 Mar: Curtorim: JULIO SANTANA BARBOSA, husband of late Ubaldina,
father of Lourdes/Antonio.
04 Mar: Candolim-Orda: HERODIANHA SOARES, WIFE OF Frank, mother of
Saluzinho/Rosy, Assumption/Annie, Cipriano, Candida, grandmother of
Elvis/Luiza (Abu Dhabi),Flory/Edgar (Abu Dhabi) Blanche/Anthony
(Dubai),Seby (Dubai), Hillary (Kuwait), Hema/Bazil, Hemina/Kenny.
03 Mar: Moira-Povoacao: ROMULO FRANCIS D'SOUZA, husband of Olivia,
father of Hazel/late Querobino, Ronald/Ruby, Isabel/Rajiv, Andrew/Thelma,
Helen/Marcelino.
04 Mar: Margao: HIRABAI YESHWANT SHENVI KHARANGATE (83), wife of late
Yeshwant, mother of Shankar, Ramakant and Dr Anant.
04 Mar: Margao-Gogol: ESTEFANIA D'SOUZA, wife of late Luis, mother of
Valerian/Cecilia, Priscilla/Lawrence Fernandes and Jacinta/Alphonso Pereira.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.5 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.6 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Enough sunshine but not enough of breeze this morning in Goa.

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

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Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
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