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13 July 2004

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`CRIMES OF PASSION`: The total number of rapes reported in Goa from
January to July has risen to 17, one of the highest in the state`s
history. Of this, six rapes have been committed in July alone. No one has
been spared. Minors, married and even widowed women. (GT)

CARASCO BACK AS MAPUSA CIVIC CHIEF: In a sudden political development,
former chairperson of Mapusa Municipal Council Michael Carasco was
unanimously elected to head the Council yet again after a gap of 18
months...Carasco was first elected chairperson on 24 October, 2000, and
was subsequently voted out on 20 January, 2003, by the same councillors
who backed him on July 12. (GT)

GAC HITS OUT AT IFFI: A meeting of citizens organised by Goa Action group
at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji, on July 12, decided to hold street
exhibitions and initiate a signature campaign to create awareness about
the works being done for the IFFI 2004 in a `wasteful way without proper
drawings`. (GT)

STOP, DRAW DETAILS FIRST: The Goa Action Group has demanded that the
ongoing works of upgradation of the existing road in Panjim from Patto to
Dona Paula should be stopped immediately on the grounds that work is being
executed without detailed work drawings. Notwithstanding the claims of the
state government, the ground reality at the work site was brought to the
fore at a meeting organised by CAG of NGOs and concerned citizens at
Institute Menezes Braganza hall, Panjim. A detailed presentation was made
by GAC's fact-finding information committee. (H)

POWER PLANT AT MHADEI: The Power Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, on July 12,
told the state legislative assembly that the National Hydel Power
Corporation is preparing a report over installing 60 megawatts power
generation plant at the Mhadei basin. He also announced undertaking
several works in the power sector amounting to Rs.200 crore under APDRP
programme during the current financial year. (NT)

NEGLECTING SMALLER TOWNS: The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Pratpasing
Rane, charged the state government with neglecting the municipal
administration of smaller towns and interests of their people. Mr Rane
said in smaller towns under municipalities like Bicholim, Valpoi or
Curchorem, the government had done nothing towards proper disposal of
solid waste. (NT)

MATHANY TO STREAMLINE TOURISM: The newly appointed Minister for Tourism
and Sports Mathany Saldanha yesterday proposed to streamline the system
and prepare guidelines on various issues pertaining to the two ministries
in the days to come. (H)

FINANCIAL HELP FOR HOUSE REPAIRS: The state government has proposed a
scheme to provide financial assistance to the poor belonging to the OBC,
ST and SC in urban localities for repairing their houses. This was
informed by the Urban Development Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, in the
state legislative on July 12. (NT)

DEAL WITH TIATRISTS: Dr Wilfred de Souza of the Nationalist Congress Party
wanted the state government to sign a deal with the tiatrists in the state
to convey social messages (like those of AIDS, HIV and other diseases)
through dramas in various places in the State. He also complained that
many people in his constituency were yet to receive cheques under the
DSSS. (NT)

CHURCHILL URGES CENTRE TO SHIFT NAVAL TRAINING BASE: South Goa MP,
Churchill Alemao, has urged Defence Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, to take
steps for the shifting of the naval training centre from Dabolim airport.
(H)

GOA POLICE BOSS WARNS PSIS: Police top brass have taken serious note of
allegations that three Police Sub-Inspectors were `harassing` PSI-hopeful
Tanvir Khatib. (GT)

BOTTLENECK FOR 4-LANE: The much-talked about four-lane road from Patto to
Dona Paula is likely to develop an hour-glass shape with the authorities
decided to retain a one-km stretch from Bal Bhavan to Miramar Circle in
its present two-lane width. (Paul Fernandes in GT)

COMMUNITY CENTRES FOR HIV+ PATIENTS: Two community care centres for HIV
positive people, one each in North and South Goa, are expected to
alleviate the commonest problem suffered by HIV positive people in the
state - stigma and discrimination by society, own families to some extent
even form medical professionals. According to the director for information
and publicity of the Goa State AIDS Control Society, Ms Wendy Pereira, the
two community care centres - Freedom Foundation at Guirim (Bardez) and
ASRO at Cavelossim (Salcete) - not only provide free temporary stay, free
food and free drugs, they also provide attention and care to the patients.
(NT)

THE CRUMBLING TEMPLE OF LEARNING: The government Primary School at
Bicholim is the epitome of government's inefficiency with the quality of
construction leaving much to be desired...The 260 tiny tots studying at
this school live in the constant dread of age-old roofing bound to
collapse anytime. (GT)

MERCES HAS NEW SARPANCH: Jyoti Ashok Palekar has been elected unopposed as
the sarpanch of Merces panchayat. (H)

MAG'S MEMO: A 10-member delegation of Motorcycle Action Group led by its
convenor Premanand Lotlikar and spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues on Monday
called on Goa's Director General of Police Amod Kanth and submitted a
memorandum seeking his intervention in resolving the helmet issue once and
for all. (GT)

PROVISIONAL ADMISSION: The state government will issue a circular to all
colleges in the state today directing that provision admissions be granted
to students subject to results of re-examination of Open School held due
in August 2004, fearing leakage of question papers. (GT)

BARGE TAX: The Goa Assembly yesterday (July 12) passed the Goa Barge Tax
(Amendment) Bill, 2004, rationalising the tax structure. Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar told the House that the department was collecting total
revenue of about Rs.1.71 crore approximately per annum on barge tax and
with the proposed revision, the government would get an additional revenue
of Rs.23 lakh per annum approximately. The tax was meant to meet the
expenditure on maintenance of inland waterways of Goa. (GT)

MIRACULOUS ESCAPE: Eight construction workers had a miraculous escape when
a 50 sq metre slab which was being cast, gave way and came crashing down
at a site at Pirni, Verna. (GT)

FOUND DEAD IN SIOLIM: An elderly man was found dead in unexplained
circumstances at Siolim yesterday. (GT)

WOMAN STABBED AT CALANGUTE: Priya Sajan Naik, a resident of Margao, was
stabbed at the Calangute beach yesterday. However, when contacted, the
Calangute police denied any knowledge of the case. (GT)

S P O R T S

CRSC NAVELIM IN QUARTERS: CRSC Navelim defeated St Rock's Youth Club,
Fatrade 4-2 to enter the quarter-finals of the IX all Goa Benaulim
Villagers Soccer, at Dando grounds, Benaulim. (H)

D E A T H S
Curtorim: LUIS CAITANO REBELLO: husband of Laura, father of Levin and
Loveleena.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp: 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Weather: There was hardly any rainfall yesterday. The weather is dull
and cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao, Goa, India.
joel3
2004-07-14 09:17:25 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
14 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Utram bhou zobordost munxeakullan vapur kelelim
noxeachim voktam." (Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.)
"domnic fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

KARWAR BOATS HAVE FIELD DAY: Off the Goan coast, it is once again a joyous
ride for motorised fishing boats from Majali, Karwar to catch fish during
the period of ban. They had done this last year and also in 2002 with
subdued silence, but it seems this time they are doing it in a planned and
systematic manner...The boats venture up to the Talpona coast and the
catch consists of the prized solar shrimps, pomfrets, mackerels, sharks
and other varieties and they are offloaded at remote places at Devbag,
Tilmati beach in Karwar. The remote beaches of Dabel and Vaturem in
Loliem-Polem have also come quite safe for the mechanised boats. (H)

SOLAR SHRIMPS: If fish from across the State`s borders ensured the markets
did not go dry this moon, Tuesday (July 13) turned out to be different:
the much-sought after prized Solar shrimp made its way for the first time
in the local fish markets, since the ban on mechanised fishing came into
force on June 10...Inquiries with the fisherwomen revealed that catch of
the prized shrimp came mostly from Velsao. Others said the shrimp was
netted in small quantities using the traditional rampon along Salcete's
coastal belt. (H)

DRY RUN FOR SKY BUS: The dry run of the Sky Bus will be conducted by the
end of this month, said KRC managing director B Rajaram while speaking to
GT representative. Rajaram stated that 500 metres of the track is nearing
completion even as all allied work in this regard is being expedited so as
to complete the entire project in time... `France has evinced keen
interest in the whole project while some corporate bodies are following
suit,` he said describing the project being economically feasible,
technologically sound and safe. (GT)

PANCHAYATS CAN NOW SPEND ON STREET LIGHTS: Village panchayats can now
spend upto Rs. One lakh on street lighting per annum even as the
Electricity department has plans to set up street lights maintenance
divisions for better service to the villagers, Power Minister Digambar
Kamat informed the Assembly. Hitherto, panchayats had a Rs.25,000 limit on
expenditure on electrical fixtures and spares. (H)

TENANCY ACT AMENDMENT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on July 13
that a few minor amendments will have to be made to the Agricultural
Tenancy Act and the Mundkar Act to help expedite the quasi-judicial and
judicial cases instituted under these two major land reform laws of the
State. (H)

POWER DEPT REVENUE: The Power Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, informed the
house that the revenue collected the electricity department during the
year 2003-04 was Rs.592.73 crore while that for the year 2004-05 up till
May was Rs.107.38. (NT)

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar told the
Assembly on July 13 that two deputy collectors will be assigned only to
look after the illegal constructions and encroachment on government land.
He also said that the government will make an amendment to the Goa
Panchayati Raj bill for making a provision to act tough against the
illegal constructions. (NT)

COACHING CLASSES: The announcement by the Director of Education on the
proposal to streamline private coaching classes has put officials of the
Zonal Education offices in a tight spot. Bereft of any circular or code,
officials attached to the Margao zonal office are at pains to process the
applications for registration received from the representatives of
coaching classes. (H)

GOA SADAN: The House of the state legislative assembly adopted a budgetary
demand on Goa Sadan, amounting to Rs.85 lakh. Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, said the state government by next six months will begin the
construction work on the new Goa Sadan building at Chanakyapuri in New
Delhi. (NT)

CHAPEL OPPOSITE SIDNEY HOSPITAL: PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar told the
House that the chapel opposite Dr Pinto do Rosario maternity hospital
Porvorim would `not be touched` in view of the four-laning of the National
Highway. He was replying to a matter by Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar, who
said due to the `unscientific cutting` of the hill, thee are apprehensions
in the minds of the people that the 400-year-old chapel might have to make
way for the road widening. (H)

TRAVEL MADE EASY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: Cornered by the Opposition, the
Social Welfare Minister Ramrao Dessai said henceforth there would be no
need for senior citizens to get their cards endorsed by KTC for bus travel
concession. The minister said that senior citizens are entitled for 50 per
cent concession to travel by KTC, local buses within Goa and 50 per cent
discount is offered on normal economy class on Indian Airlines domestic
section. (H)

NON-EXISTING SITE: It was revealed in the Goa assembly that the Mormugao
municipality in 2002-03 issued work order Rs.2.8 lakh bitumen road at
Arecal Gina, Sasmollem at Baina, when the site was non-existing. (H)

CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR DEFICIENT MONSOON: Taking note of a delayed monsoon,
the (Central) government on July 13 directed all its concerned ministries,
including agriculture and food, to prepare contingency plans to meet any
eventuality in event of deficient rainfall in the country. (NT)

CUNCOLIM CHIEFTAINS ANNIVERSARY: Cuncolim Chieftains memorial committee
will organise a programme at Tollebhat, Cuncolim, to observe the 421st
anniversary of 16 chieftains from Cuncolim. (GT)

POOR RESPONSE MAY WIPE OFF VILLAGE SCHOOLS: Deputy Director of Education
Anil Pawar has attributed the poor infrastructure in schools at the
village level to the decline in students in these schools. (H)

BAILANCHO SAAD CONDEMN ATTACKS ON WOMEN: Following three rapes being
reported in the state within a week, Bailancho Ekvott, a women's
organisation, has sought to know whether women are really safe in Goa. It
said that women are having to pay the price for the corruption of young
minds and cited the example of video parlous openly stocking pornographic
material which is available to the youth. (NT)

MUMBAI GIRL MISSING: Assumption Dias, a 19-year-old girl from Vakola,
Santa Cruz, East, Mumbai, has been reported missing at the Mapusa police
station. (GT)

MOTORCYCLE PILOT MISSING: Dilip Kalangutkar, a 35-year-old motorcycle
pilot from Salvador do Mundo, has been missing since 5 June along with his
motorcycle. (GT)

RE-LAUNCH OF `NIZ MOG`: Dinfa Productions is re-launching the masterpiece
of late Fr. Freddy J. da Costa`s `Niz Mog` featuring the songs of the `Man
of The Year` award winning play besides five bonus tracks `Doth-Dennem`,
`Sangati`, `Doxea`, `Madar Theresa` & `Konknni Bhas` in a form of a CD &
musicassette, as a tribute to the late Fr. da Costa. The tracks are
re-mixed maintaining the originality. The combination of the lyrics of Fr.
Freddy J. da Costa and the music of Fr. Luis Cotta in 'Niz Mog' tracks was
a craze among Konkani audience in 1985, with orchestration by Agnelo Dias,
Luis Cotta and the famous Syndicate Band. The Compact Disc is priced at
Rs.150 and musicassette at Rs.50.

SIDDESH DOES GOA PROUD: Siddesh Sandeep Naik from Panaji has been selected
to represent India in Tianjin International Children's Cultural & Art
festival and 3rd World Children's Painting competition to be held in China
from 29 July to 2 August. Siddesh is a student from Mushtifund High School
and is presently undergoing training under Pandit Maruti Kurdekar, Kala
Academy, Panaji. (GT)

SURYANARAYANA POSTED CCP COMMISSIONER: Sanjit Rodrigues, the first
commissioner of the Corporation of the City of Panaji, has been
transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment
Society of Goa. Rodrigues will be replaced by N Suryanarayana., who is the
director of the Printing Press and Stationery, and has been asked to hold
charge of Commissioner of CCP. (H)

COMMENDATION CARD: Capt Jesus Benino Furtado, a dare devil officer of the
Indian Army, on Army Day 2004, was awarded the Chief of the Army Staff
Commendation Card for his devotion to duty and courage under fire and acts
of gallantry in Kashmir. Capt JB Furtado is an alumnus of Loyola High
School, Margao, and graduated from SP Chowgule College, Margao. (NT)

S P O R T S

BENJAMIN FOR VIETNAM: FIFA Assistant referee Benjamin Silva is the only
Indian referee, who will officiate in the LG Cup in Vietnam from August 20
to 28. India, who are placed in group A, will play Myanmar on August 22
and Vietnam on August 24. (H)

MAE DE POBRES IN FINALS: Mae de Pobres High School, Nuvem, outplayed Holy
Spirit High School, Margao, 5-1 to move into the finals of the 5th all Goa
under-17 interschool Bro Paulas Memorial football at church grounds in
Chinchinim. (H)

D E A T H S
13 July: Verna: ESTELA ANTAO RODRIGUES: wife of Inacio, mother of
Leo/Ana, Angela/Luis, Rosy/Anthony, Netta/Jose, Edcy/Mario.
12 July: Varca: CRISTALINA MASCARENHAS E CARVALHO: wife of Glorio, mother
of Conception/Salvador, Annie/Luis and Agnelo/Selina. No Condolence
visits.
13 July: Agassaim: FATIMA PALHA: wife of Vincent, mother of Michael,
Maggie, Melesa; sister/sister-in-law of Perpetua/Julio, Adal/Philip
(Dubai), Philip (Kuwait)/Rosaria.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp; 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 836.5 mm
Weather: Dull but dry weather in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-13 05:23:35 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
13 July 2004

Goacom VIDEO news at
http://www.goacom.com/news

`CRIMES OF PASSION`: The total number of rapes reported in Goa from
January to July has risen to 17, one of the highest in the state`s
history. Of this, six rapes have been committed in July alone. No one has
been spared. Minors, married and even widowed women. (GT)

CARASCO BACK AS MAPUSA CIVIC CHIEF: In a sudden political development,
former chairperson of Mapusa Municipal Council Michael Carasco was
unanimously elected to head the Council yet again after a gap of 18
months...Carasco was first elected chairperson on 24 October, 2000, and
was subsequently voted out on 20 January, 2003, by the same councillors
who backed him on July 12. (GT)

GAC HITS OUT AT IFFI: A meeting of citizens organised by Goa Action group
at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji, on July 12, decided to hold street
exhibitions and initiate a signature campaign to create awareness about
the works being done for the IFFI 2004 in a `wasteful way without proper
drawings`. (GT)

STOP, DRAW DETAILS FIRST: The Goa Action Group has demanded that the
ongoing works of upgradation of the existing road in Panjim from Patto to
Dona Paula should be stopped immediately on the grounds that work is being
executed without detailed work drawings. Notwithstanding the claims of the
state government, the ground reality at the work site was brought to the
fore at a meeting organised by CAG of NGOs and concerned citizens at
Institute Menezes Braganza hall, Panjim. A detailed presentation was made
by GAC's fact-finding information committee. (H)

POWER PLANT AT MHADEI: The Power Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, on July 12,
told the state legislative assembly that the National Hydel Power
Corporation is preparing a report over installing 60 megawatts power
generation plant at the Mhadei basin. He also announced undertaking
several works in the power sector amounting to Rs.200 crore under APDRP
programme during the current financial year. (NT)

NEGLECTING SMALLER TOWNS: The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Pratpasing
Rane, charged the state government with neglecting the municipal
administration of smaller towns and interests of their people. Mr Rane
said in smaller towns under municipalities like Bicholim, Valpoi or
Curchorem, the government had done nothing towards proper disposal of
solid waste. (NT)

MATHANY TO STREAMLINE TOURISM: The newly appointed Minister for Tourism
and Sports Mathany Saldanha yesterday proposed to streamline the system
and prepare guidelines on various issues pertaining to the two ministries
in the days to come. (H)

FINANCIAL HELP FOR HOUSE REPAIRS: The state government has proposed a
scheme to provide financial assistance to the poor belonging to the OBC,
ST and SC in urban localities for repairing their houses. This was
informed by the Urban Development Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, in the
state legislative on July 12. (NT)

DEAL WITH TIATRISTS: Dr Wilfred de Souza of the Nationalist Congress Party
wanted the state government to sign a deal with the tiatrists in the state
to convey social messages (like those of AIDS, HIV and other diseases)
through dramas in various places in the State. He also complained that
many people in his constituency were yet to receive cheques under the
DSSS. (NT)

CHURCHILL URGES CENTRE TO SHIFT NAVAL TRAINING BASE: South Goa MP,
Churchill Alemao, has urged Defence Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, to take
steps for the shifting of the naval training centre from Dabolim airport.
(H)

GOA POLICE BOSS WARNS PSIS: Police top brass have taken serious note of
allegations that three Police Sub-Inspectors were `harassing` PSI-hopeful
Tanvir Khatib. (GT)

BOTTLENECK FOR 4-LANE: The much-talked about four-lane road from Patto to
Dona Paula is likely to develop an hour-glass shape with the authorities
decided to retain a one-km stretch from Bal Bhavan to Miramar Circle in
its present two-lane width. (Paul Fernandes in GT)

COMMUNITY CENTRES FOR HIV+ PATIENTS: Two community care centres for HIV
positive people, one each in North and South Goa, are expected to
alleviate the commonest problem suffered by HIV positive people in the
state - stigma and discrimination by society, own families to some extent
even form medical professionals. According to the director for information
and publicity of the Goa State AIDS Control Society, Ms Wendy Pereira, the
two community care centres - Freedom Foundation at Guirim (Bardez) and
ASRO at Cavelossim (Salcete) - not only provide free temporary stay, free
food and free drugs, they also provide attention and care to the patients.
(NT)

THE CRUMBLING TEMPLE OF LEARNING: The government Primary School at
Bicholim is the epitome of government's inefficiency with the quality of
construction leaving much to be desired...The 260 tiny tots studying at
this school live in the constant dread of age-old roofing bound to
collapse anytime. (GT)

MERCES HAS NEW SARPANCH: Jyoti Ashok Palekar has been elected unopposed as
the sarpanch of Merces panchayat. (H)

MAG'S MEMO: A 10-member delegation of Motorcycle Action Group led by its
convenor Premanand Lotlikar and spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues on Monday
called on Goa's Director General of Police Amod Kanth and submitted a
memorandum seeking his intervention in resolving the helmet issue once and
for all. (GT)

PROVISIONAL ADMISSION: The state government will issue a circular to all
colleges in the state today directing that provision admissions be granted
to students subject to results of re-examination of Open School held due
in August 2004, fearing leakage of question papers. (GT)

BARGE TAX: The Goa Assembly yesterday (July 12) passed the Goa Barge Tax
(Amendment) Bill, 2004, rationalising the tax structure. Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar told the House that the department was collecting total
revenue of about Rs.1.71 crore approximately per annum on barge tax and
with the proposed revision, the government would get an additional revenue
of Rs.23 lakh per annum approximately. The tax was meant to meet the
expenditure on maintenance of inland waterways of Goa. (GT)

MIRACULOUS ESCAPE: Eight construction workers had a miraculous escape when
a 50 sq metre slab which was being cast, gave way and came crashing down
at a site at Pirni, Verna. (GT)

FOUND DEAD IN SIOLIM: An elderly man was found dead in unexplained
circumstances at Siolim yesterday. (GT)

WOMAN STABBED AT CALANGUTE: Priya Sajan Naik, a resident of Margao, was
stabbed at the Calangute beach yesterday. However, when contacted, the
Calangute police denied any knowledge of the case. (GT)

S P O R T S

CRSC NAVELIM IN QUARTERS: CRSC Navelim defeated St Rock's Youth Club,
Fatrade 4-2 to enter the quarter-finals of the IX all Goa Benaulim
Villagers Soccer, at Dando grounds, Benaulim. (H)

D E A T H S
Curtorim: LUIS CAITANO REBELLO: husband of Laura, father of Levin and
Loveleena.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp: 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Weather: There was hardly any rainfall yesterday. The weather is dull
and cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao, Goa, India.
joel3
2004-07-14 09:17:25 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
14 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Utram bhou zobordost munxeakullan vapur kelelim
noxeachim voktam." (Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.)
"domnic fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

KARWAR BOATS HAVE FIELD DAY: Off the Goan coast, it is once again a joyous
ride for motorised fishing boats from Majali, Karwar to catch fish during
the period of ban. They had done this last year and also in 2002 with
subdued silence, but it seems this time they are doing it in a planned and
systematic manner...The boats venture up to the Talpona coast and the
catch consists of the prized solar shrimps, pomfrets, mackerels, sharks
and other varieties and they are offloaded at remote places at Devbag,
Tilmati beach in Karwar. The remote beaches of Dabel and Vaturem in
Loliem-Polem have also come quite safe for the mechanised boats. (H)

SOLAR SHRIMPS: If fish from across the State`s borders ensured the markets
did not go dry this moon, Tuesday (July 13) turned out to be different:
the much-sought after prized Solar shrimp made its way for the first time
in the local fish markets, since the ban on mechanised fishing came into
force on June 10...Inquiries with the fisherwomen revealed that catch of
the prized shrimp came mostly from Velsao. Others said the shrimp was
netted in small quantities using the traditional rampon along Salcete's
coastal belt. (H)

DRY RUN FOR SKY BUS: The dry run of the Sky Bus will be conducted by the
end of this month, said KRC managing director B Rajaram while speaking to
GT representative. Rajaram stated that 500 metres of the track is nearing
completion even as all allied work in this regard is being expedited so as
to complete the entire project in time... `France has evinced keen
interest in the whole project while some corporate bodies are following
suit,` he said describing the project being economically feasible,
technologically sound and safe. (GT)

PANCHAYATS CAN NOW SPEND ON STREET LIGHTS: Village panchayats can now
spend upto Rs. One lakh on street lighting per annum even as the
Electricity department has plans to set up street lights maintenance
divisions for better service to the villagers, Power Minister Digambar
Kamat informed the Assembly. Hitherto, panchayats had a Rs.25,000 limit on
expenditure on electrical fixtures and spares. (H)

TENANCY ACT AMENDMENT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on July 13
that a few minor amendments will have to be made to the Agricultural
Tenancy Act and the Mundkar Act to help expedite the quasi-judicial and
judicial cases instituted under these two major land reform laws of the
State. (H)

POWER DEPT REVENUE: The Power Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, informed the
house that the revenue collected the electricity department during the
year 2003-04 was Rs.592.73 crore while that for the year 2004-05 up till
May was Rs.107.38. (NT)

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar told the
Assembly on July 13 that two deputy collectors will be assigned only to
look after the illegal constructions and encroachment on government land.
He also said that the government will make an amendment to the Goa
Panchayati Raj bill for making a provision to act tough against the
illegal constructions. (NT)

COACHING CLASSES: The announcement by the Director of Education on the
proposal to streamline private coaching classes has put officials of the
Zonal Education offices in a tight spot. Bereft of any circular or code,
officials attached to the Margao zonal office are at pains to process the
applications for registration received from the representatives of
coaching classes. (H)

GOA SADAN: The House of the state legislative assembly adopted a budgetary
demand on Goa Sadan, amounting to Rs.85 lakh. Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, said the state government by next six months will begin the
construction work on the new Goa Sadan building at Chanakyapuri in New
Delhi. (NT)

CHAPEL OPPOSITE SIDNEY HOSPITAL: PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar told the
House that the chapel opposite Dr Pinto do Rosario maternity hospital
Porvorim would `not be touched` in view of the four-laning of the National
Highway. He was replying to a matter by Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar, who
said due to the `unscientific cutting` of the hill, thee are apprehensions
in the minds of the people that the 400-year-old chapel might have to make
way for the road widening. (H)

TRAVEL MADE EASY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: Cornered by the Opposition, the
Social Welfare Minister Ramrao Dessai said henceforth there would be no
need for senior citizens to get their cards endorsed by KTC for bus travel
concession. The minister said that senior citizens are entitled for 50 per
cent concession to travel by KTC, local buses within Goa and 50 per cent
discount is offered on normal economy class on Indian Airlines domestic
section. (H)

NON-EXISTING SITE: It was revealed in the Goa assembly that the Mormugao
municipality in 2002-03 issued work order Rs.2.8 lakh bitumen road at
Arecal Gina, Sasmollem at Baina, when the site was non-existing. (H)

CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR DEFICIENT MONSOON: Taking note of a delayed monsoon,
the (Central) government on July 13 directed all its concerned ministries,
including agriculture and food, to prepare contingency plans to meet any
eventuality in event of deficient rainfall in the country. (NT)

CUNCOLIM CHIEFTAINS ANNIVERSARY: Cuncolim Chieftains memorial committee
will organise a programme at Tollebhat, Cuncolim, to observe the 421st
anniversary of 16 chieftains from Cuncolim. (GT)

POOR RESPONSE MAY WIPE OFF VILLAGE SCHOOLS: Deputy Director of Education
Anil Pawar has attributed the poor infrastructure in schools at the
village level to the decline in students in these schools. (H)

BAILANCHO SAAD CONDEMN ATTACKS ON WOMEN: Following three rapes being
reported in the state within a week, Bailancho Ekvott, a women's
organisation, has sought to know whether women are really safe in Goa. It
said that women are having to pay the price for the corruption of young
minds and cited the example of video parlous openly stocking pornographic
material which is available to the youth. (NT)

MUMBAI GIRL MISSING: Assumption Dias, a 19-year-old girl from Vakola,
Santa Cruz, East, Mumbai, has been reported missing at the Mapusa police
station. (GT)

MOTORCYCLE PILOT MISSING: Dilip Kalangutkar, a 35-year-old motorcycle
pilot from Salvador do Mundo, has been missing since 5 June along with his
motorcycle. (GT)

RE-LAUNCH OF `NIZ MOG`: Dinfa Productions is re-launching the masterpiece
of late Fr. Freddy J. da Costa`s `Niz Mog` featuring the songs of the `Man
of The Year` award winning play besides five bonus tracks `Doth-Dennem`,
`Sangati`, `Doxea`, `Madar Theresa` & `Konknni Bhas` in a form of a CD &
musicassette, as a tribute to the late Fr. da Costa. The tracks are
re-mixed maintaining the originality. The combination of the lyrics of Fr.
Freddy J. da Costa and the music of Fr. Luis Cotta in 'Niz Mog' tracks was
a craze among Konkani audience in 1985, with orchestration by Agnelo Dias,
Luis Cotta and the famous Syndicate Band. The Compact Disc is priced at
Rs.150 and musicassette at Rs.50.

SIDDESH DOES GOA PROUD: Siddesh Sandeep Naik from Panaji has been selected
to represent India in Tianjin International Children's Cultural & Art
festival and 3rd World Children's Painting competition to be held in China
from 29 July to 2 August. Siddesh is a student from Mushtifund High School
and is presently undergoing training under Pandit Maruti Kurdekar, Kala
Academy, Panaji. (GT)

SURYANARAYANA POSTED CCP COMMISSIONER: Sanjit Rodrigues, the first
commissioner of the Corporation of the City of Panaji, has been
transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment
Society of Goa. Rodrigues will be replaced by N Suryanarayana., who is the
director of the Printing Press and Stationery, and has been asked to hold
charge of Commissioner of CCP. (H)

COMMENDATION CARD: Capt Jesus Benino Furtado, a dare devil officer of the
Indian Army, on Army Day 2004, was awarded the Chief of the Army Staff
Commendation Card for his devotion to duty and courage under fire and acts
of gallantry in Kashmir. Capt JB Furtado is an alumnus of Loyola High
School, Margao, and graduated from SP Chowgule College, Margao. (NT)

S P O R T S

BENJAMIN FOR VIETNAM: FIFA Assistant referee Benjamin Silva is the only
Indian referee, who will officiate in the LG Cup in Vietnam from August 20
to 28. India, who are placed in group A, will play Myanmar on August 22
and Vietnam on August 24. (H)

MAE DE POBRES IN FINALS: Mae de Pobres High School, Nuvem, outplayed Holy
Spirit High School, Margao, 5-1 to move into the finals of the 5th all Goa
under-17 interschool Bro Paulas Memorial football at church grounds in
Chinchinim. (H)

D E A T H S
13 July: Verna: ESTELA ANTAO RODRIGUES: wife of Inacio, mother of
Leo/Ana, Angela/Luis, Rosy/Anthony, Netta/Jose, Edcy/Mario.
12 July: Varca: CRISTALINA MASCARENHAS E CARVALHO: wife of Glorio, mother
of Conception/Salvador, Annie/Luis and Agnelo/Selina. No Condolence
visits.
13 July: Agassaim: FATIMA PALHA: wife of Vincent, mother of Michael,
Maggie, Melesa; sister/sister-in-law of Perpetua/Julio, Adal/Philip
(Dubai), Philip (Kuwait)/Rosaria.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp; 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 836.5 mm
Weather: Dull but dry weather in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-13 05:23:35 UTC
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13 July 2004

Goacom VIDEO news at
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`CRIMES OF PASSION`: The total number of rapes reported in Goa from
January to July has risen to 17, one of the highest in the state`s
history. Of this, six rapes have been committed in July alone. No one has
been spared. Minors, married and even widowed women. (GT)

CARASCO BACK AS MAPUSA CIVIC CHIEF: In a sudden political development,
former chairperson of Mapusa Municipal Council Michael Carasco was
unanimously elected to head the Council yet again after a gap of 18
months...Carasco was first elected chairperson on 24 October, 2000, and
was subsequently voted out on 20 January, 2003, by the same councillors
who backed him on July 12. (GT)

GAC HITS OUT AT IFFI: A meeting of citizens organised by Goa Action group
at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji, on July 12, decided to hold street
exhibitions and initiate a signature campaign to create awareness about
the works being done for the IFFI 2004 in a `wasteful way without proper
drawings`. (GT)

STOP, DRAW DETAILS FIRST: The Goa Action Group has demanded that the
ongoing works of upgradation of the existing road in Panjim from Patto to
Dona Paula should be stopped immediately on the grounds that work is being
executed without detailed work drawings. Notwithstanding the claims of the
state government, the ground reality at the work site was brought to the
fore at a meeting organised by CAG of NGOs and concerned citizens at
Institute Menezes Braganza hall, Panjim. A detailed presentation was made
by GAC's fact-finding information committee. (H)

POWER PLANT AT MHADEI: The Power Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, on July 12,
told the state legislative assembly that the National Hydel Power
Corporation is preparing a report over installing 60 megawatts power
generation plant at the Mhadei basin. He also announced undertaking
several works in the power sector amounting to Rs.200 crore under APDRP
programme during the current financial year. (NT)

NEGLECTING SMALLER TOWNS: The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Pratpasing
Rane, charged the state government with neglecting the municipal
administration of smaller towns and interests of their people. Mr Rane
said in smaller towns under municipalities like Bicholim, Valpoi or
Curchorem, the government had done nothing towards proper disposal of
solid waste. (NT)

MATHANY TO STREAMLINE TOURISM: The newly appointed Minister for Tourism
and Sports Mathany Saldanha yesterday proposed to streamline the system
and prepare guidelines on various issues pertaining to the two ministries
in the days to come. (H)

FINANCIAL HELP FOR HOUSE REPAIRS: The state government has proposed a
scheme to provide financial assistance to the poor belonging to the OBC,
ST and SC in urban localities for repairing their houses. This was
informed by the Urban Development Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, in the
state legislative on July 12. (NT)

DEAL WITH TIATRISTS: Dr Wilfred de Souza of the Nationalist Congress Party
wanted the state government to sign a deal with the tiatrists in the state
to convey social messages (like those of AIDS, HIV and other diseases)
through dramas in various places in the State. He also complained that
many people in his constituency were yet to receive cheques under the
DSSS. (NT)

CHURCHILL URGES CENTRE TO SHIFT NAVAL TRAINING BASE: South Goa MP,
Churchill Alemao, has urged Defence Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, to take
steps for the shifting of the naval training centre from Dabolim airport.
(H)

GOA POLICE BOSS WARNS PSIS: Police top brass have taken serious note of
allegations that three Police Sub-Inspectors were `harassing` PSI-hopeful
Tanvir Khatib. (GT)

BOTTLENECK FOR 4-LANE: The much-talked about four-lane road from Patto to
Dona Paula is likely to develop an hour-glass shape with the authorities
decided to retain a one-km stretch from Bal Bhavan to Miramar Circle in
its present two-lane width. (Paul Fernandes in GT)

COMMUNITY CENTRES FOR HIV+ PATIENTS: Two community care centres for HIV
positive people, one each in North and South Goa, are expected to
alleviate the commonest problem suffered by HIV positive people in the
state - stigma and discrimination by society, own families to some extent
even form medical professionals. According to the director for information
and publicity of the Goa State AIDS Control Society, Ms Wendy Pereira, the
two community care centres - Freedom Foundation at Guirim (Bardez) and
ASRO at Cavelossim (Salcete) - not only provide free temporary stay, free
food and free drugs, they also provide attention and care to the patients.
(NT)

THE CRUMBLING TEMPLE OF LEARNING: The government Primary School at
Bicholim is the epitome of government's inefficiency with the quality of
construction leaving much to be desired...The 260 tiny tots studying at
this school live in the constant dread of age-old roofing bound to
collapse anytime. (GT)

MERCES HAS NEW SARPANCH: Jyoti Ashok Palekar has been elected unopposed as
the sarpanch of Merces panchayat. (H)

MAG'S MEMO: A 10-member delegation of Motorcycle Action Group led by its
convenor Premanand Lotlikar and spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues on Monday
called on Goa's Director General of Police Amod Kanth and submitted a
memorandum seeking his intervention in resolving the helmet issue once and
for all. (GT)

PROVISIONAL ADMISSION: The state government will issue a circular to all
colleges in the state today directing that provision admissions be granted
to students subject to results of re-examination of Open School held due
in August 2004, fearing leakage of question papers. (GT)

BARGE TAX: The Goa Assembly yesterday (July 12) passed the Goa Barge Tax
(Amendment) Bill, 2004, rationalising the tax structure. Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar told the House that the department was collecting total
revenue of about Rs.1.71 crore approximately per annum on barge tax and
with the proposed revision, the government would get an additional revenue
of Rs.23 lakh per annum approximately. The tax was meant to meet the
expenditure on maintenance of inland waterways of Goa. (GT)

MIRACULOUS ESCAPE: Eight construction workers had a miraculous escape when
a 50 sq metre slab which was being cast, gave way and came crashing down
at a site at Pirni, Verna. (GT)

FOUND DEAD IN SIOLIM: An elderly man was found dead in unexplained
circumstances at Siolim yesterday. (GT)

WOMAN STABBED AT CALANGUTE: Priya Sajan Naik, a resident of Margao, was
stabbed at the Calangute beach yesterday. However, when contacted, the
Calangute police denied any knowledge of the case. (GT)

S P O R T S

CRSC NAVELIM IN QUARTERS: CRSC Navelim defeated St Rock's Youth Club,
Fatrade 4-2 to enter the quarter-finals of the IX all Goa Benaulim
Villagers Soccer, at Dando grounds, Benaulim. (H)

D E A T H S
Curtorim: LUIS CAITANO REBELLO: husband of Laura, father of Levin and
Loveleena.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp: 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Weather: There was hardly any rainfall yesterday. The weather is dull
and cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao, Goa, India.
joel3
2004-07-14 09:17:25 UTC
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14 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Utram bhou zobordost munxeakullan vapur kelelim
noxeachim voktam." (Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.)
"domnic fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

KARWAR BOATS HAVE FIELD DAY: Off the Goan coast, it is once again a joyous
ride for motorised fishing boats from Majali, Karwar to catch fish during
the period of ban. They had done this last year and also in 2002 with
subdued silence, but it seems this time they are doing it in a planned and
systematic manner...The boats venture up to the Talpona coast and the
catch consists of the prized solar shrimps, pomfrets, mackerels, sharks
and other varieties and they are offloaded at remote places at Devbag,
Tilmati beach in Karwar. The remote beaches of Dabel and Vaturem in
Loliem-Polem have also come quite safe for the mechanised boats. (H)

SOLAR SHRIMPS: If fish from across the State`s borders ensured the markets
did not go dry this moon, Tuesday (July 13) turned out to be different:
the much-sought after prized Solar shrimp made its way for the first time
in the local fish markets, since the ban on mechanised fishing came into
force on June 10...Inquiries with the fisherwomen revealed that catch of
the prized shrimp came mostly from Velsao. Others said the shrimp was
netted in small quantities using the traditional rampon along Salcete's
coastal belt. (H)

DRY RUN FOR SKY BUS: The dry run of the Sky Bus will be conducted by the
end of this month, said KRC managing director B Rajaram while speaking to
GT representative. Rajaram stated that 500 metres of the track is nearing
completion even as all allied work in this regard is being expedited so as
to complete the entire project in time... `France has evinced keen
interest in the whole project while some corporate bodies are following
suit,` he said describing the project being economically feasible,
technologically sound and safe. (GT)

PANCHAYATS CAN NOW SPEND ON STREET LIGHTS: Village panchayats can now
spend upto Rs. One lakh on street lighting per annum even as the
Electricity department has plans to set up street lights maintenance
divisions for better service to the villagers, Power Minister Digambar
Kamat informed the Assembly. Hitherto, panchayats had a Rs.25,000 limit on
expenditure on electrical fixtures and spares. (H)

TENANCY ACT AMENDMENT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on July 13
that a few minor amendments will have to be made to the Agricultural
Tenancy Act and the Mundkar Act to help expedite the quasi-judicial and
judicial cases instituted under these two major land reform laws of the
State. (H)

POWER DEPT REVENUE: The Power Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, informed the
house that the revenue collected the electricity department during the
year 2003-04 was Rs.592.73 crore while that for the year 2004-05 up till
May was Rs.107.38. (NT)

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar told the
Assembly on July 13 that two deputy collectors will be assigned only to
look after the illegal constructions and encroachment on government land.
He also said that the government will make an amendment to the Goa
Panchayati Raj bill for making a provision to act tough against the
illegal constructions. (NT)

COACHING CLASSES: The announcement by the Director of Education on the
proposal to streamline private coaching classes has put officials of the
Zonal Education offices in a tight spot. Bereft of any circular or code,
officials attached to the Margao zonal office are at pains to process the
applications for registration received from the representatives of
coaching classes. (H)

GOA SADAN: The House of the state legislative assembly adopted a budgetary
demand on Goa Sadan, amounting to Rs.85 lakh. Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, said the state government by next six months will begin the
construction work on the new Goa Sadan building at Chanakyapuri in New
Delhi. (NT)

CHAPEL OPPOSITE SIDNEY HOSPITAL: PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar told the
House that the chapel opposite Dr Pinto do Rosario maternity hospital
Porvorim would `not be touched` in view of the four-laning of the National
Highway. He was replying to a matter by Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar, who
said due to the `unscientific cutting` of the hill, thee are apprehensions
in the minds of the people that the 400-year-old chapel might have to make
way for the road widening. (H)

TRAVEL MADE EASY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: Cornered by the Opposition, the
Social Welfare Minister Ramrao Dessai said henceforth there would be no
need for senior citizens to get their cards endorsed by KTC for bus travel
concession. The minister said that senior citizens are entitled for 50 per
cent concession to travel by KTC, local buses within Goa and 50 per cent
discount is offered on normal economy class on Indian Airlines domestic
section. (H)

NON-EXISTING SITE: It was revealed in the Goa assembly that the Mormugao
municipality in 2002-03 issued work order Rs.2.8 lakh bitumen road at
Arecal Gina, Sasmollem at Baina, when the site was non-existing. (H)

CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR DEFICIENT MONSOON: Taking note of a delayed monsoon,
the (Central) government on July 13 directed all its concerned ministries,
including agriculture and food, to prepare contingency plans to meet any
eventuality in event of deficient rainfall in the country. (NT)

CUNCOLIM CHIEFTAINS ANNIVERSARY: Cuncolim Chieftains memorial committee
will organise a programme at Tollebhat, Cuncolim, to observe the 421st
anniversary of 16 chieftains from Cuncolim. (GT)

POOR RESPONSE MAY WIPE OFF VILLAGE SCHOOLS: Deputy Director of Education
Anil Pawar has attributed the poor infrastructure in schools at the
village level to the decline in students in these schools. (H)

BAILANCHO SAAD CONDEMN ATTACKS ON WOMEN: Following three rapes being
reported in the state within a week, Bailancho Ekvott, a women's
organisation, has sought to know whether women are really safe in Goa. It
said that women are having to pay the price for the corruption of young
minds and cited the example of video parlous openly stocking pornographic
material which is available to the youth. (NT)

MUMBAI GIRL MISSING: Assumption Dias, a 19-year-old girl from Vakola,
Santa Cruz, East, Mumbai, has been reported missing at the Mapusa police
station. (GT)

MOTORCYCLE PILOT MISSING: Dilip Kalangutkar, a 35-year-old motorcycle
pilot from Salvador do Mundo, has been missing since 5 June along with his
motorcycle. (GT)

RE-LAUNCH OF `NIZ MOG`: Dinfa Productions is re-launching the masterpiece
of late Fr. Freddy J. da Costa`s `Niz Mog` featuring the songs of the `Man
of The Year` award winning play besides five bonus tracks `Doth-Dennem`,
`Sangati`, `Doxea`, `Madar Theresa` & `Konknni Bhas` in a form of a CD &
musicassette, as a tribute to the late Fr. da Costa. The tracks are
re-mixed maintaining the originality. The combination of the lyrics of Fr.
Freddy J. da Costa and the music of Fr. Luis Cotta in 'Niz Mog' tracks was
a craze among Konkani audience in 1985, with orchestration by Agnelo Dias,
Luis Cotta and the famous Syndicate Band. The Compact Disc is priced at
Rs.150 and musicassette at Rs.50.

SIDDESH DOES GOA PROUD: Siddesh Sandeep Naik from Panaji has been selected
to represent India in Tianjin International Children's Cultural & Art
festival and 3rd World Children's Painting competition to be held in China
from 29 July to 2 August. Siddesh is a student from Mushtifund High School
and is presently undergoing training under Pandit Maruti Kurdekar, Kala
Academy, Panaji. (GT)

SURYANARAYANA POSTED CCP COMMISSIONER: Sanjit Rodrigues, the first
commissioner of the Corporation of the City of Panaji, has been
transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment
Society of Goa. Rodrigues will be replaced by N Suryanarayana., who is the
director of the Printing Press and Stationery, and has been asked to hold
charge of Commissioner of CCP. (H)

COMMENDATION CARD: Capt Jesus Benino Furtado, a dare devil officer of the
Indian Army, on Army Day 2004, was awarded the Chief of the Army Staff
Commendation Card for his devotion to duty and courage under fire and acts
of gallantry in Kashmir. Capt JB Furtado is an alumnus of Loyola High
School, Margao, and graduated from SP Chowgule College, Margao. (NT)

S P O R T S

BENJAMIN FOR VIETNAM: FIFA Assistant referee Benjamin Silva is the only
Indian referee, who will officiate in the LG Cup in Vietnam from August 20
to 28. India, who are placed in group A, will play Myanmar on August 22
and Vietnam on August 24. (H)

MAE DE POBRES IN FINALS: Mae de Pobres High School, Nuvem, outplayed Holy
Spirit High School, Margao, 5-1 to move into the finals of the 5th all Goa
under-17 interschool Bro Paulas Memorial football at church grounds in
Chinchinim. (H)

D E A T H S
13 July: Verna: ESTELA ANTAO RODRIGUES: wife of Inacio, mother of
Leo/Ana, Angela/Luis, Rosy/Anthony, Netta/Jose, Edcy/Mario.
12 July: Varca: CRISTALINA MASCARENHAS E CARVALHO: wife of Glorio, mother
of Conception/Salvador, Annie/Luis and Agnelo/Selina. No Condolence
visits.
13 July: Agassaim: FATIMA PALHA: wife of Vincent, mother of Michael,
Maggie, Melesa; sister/sister-in-law of Perpetua/Julio, Adal/Philip
(Dubai), Philip (Kuwait)/Rosaria.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp; 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 836.5 mm
Weather: Dull but dry weather in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-13 05:23:35 UTC
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13 July 2004

Goacom VIDEO news at
http://www.goacom.com/news

`CRIMES OF PASSION`: The total number of rapes reported in Goa from
January to July has risen to 17, one of the highest in the state`s
history. Of this, six rapes have been committed in July alone. No one has
been spared. Minors, married and even widowed women. (GT)

CARASCO BACK AS MAPUSA CIVIC CHIEF: In a sudden political development,
former chairperson of Mapusa Municipal Council Michael Carasco was
unanimously elected to head the Council yet again after a gap of 18
months...Carasco was first elected chairperson on 24 October, 2000, and
was subsequently voted out on 20 January, 2003, by the same councillors
who backed him on July 12. (GT)

GAC HITS OUT AT IFFI: A meeting of citizens organised by Goa Action group
at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji, on July 12, decided to hold street
exhibitions and initiate a signature campaign to create awareness about
the works being done for the IFFI 2004 in a `wasteful way without proper
drawings`. (GT)

STOP, DRAW DETAILS FIRST: The Goa Action Group has demanded that the
ongoing works of upgradation of the existing road in Panjim from Patto to
Dona Paula should be stopped immediately on the grounds that work is being
executed without detailed work drawings. Notwithstanding the claims of the
state government, the ground reality at the work site was brought to the
fore at a meeting organised by CAG of NGOs and concerned citizens at
Institute Menezes Braganza hall, Panjim. A detailed presentation was made
by GAC's fact-finding information committee. (H)

POWER PLANT AT MHADEI: The Power Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, on July 12,
told the state legislative assembly that the National Hydel Power
Corporation is preparing a report over installing 60 megawatts power
generation plant at the Mhadei basin. He also announced undertaking
several works in the power sector amounting to Rs.200 crore under APDRP
programme during the current financial year. (NT)

NEGLECTING SMALLER TOWNS: The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Pratpasing
Rane, charged the state government with neglecting the municipal
administration of smaller towns and interests of their people. Mr Rane
said in smaller towns under municipalities like Bicholim, Valpoi or
Curchorem, the government had done nothing towards proper disposal of
solid waste. (NT)

MATHANY TO STREAMLINE TOURISM: The newly appointed Minister for Tourism
and Sports Mathany Saldanha yesterday proposed to streamline the system
and prepare guidelines on various issues pertaining to the two ministries
in the days to come. (H)

FINANCIAL HELP FOR HOUSE REPAIRS: The state government has proposed a
scheme to provide financial assistance to the poor belonging to the OBC,
ST and SC in urban localities for repairing their houses. This was
informed by the Urban Development Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, in the
state legislative on July 12. (NT)

DEAL WITH TIATRISTS: Dr Wilfred de Souza of the Nationalist Congress Party
wanted the state government to sign a deal with the tiatrists in the state
to convey social messages (like those of AIDS, HIV and other diseases)
through dramas in various places in the State. He also complained that
many people in his constituency were yet to receive cheques under the
DSSS. (NT)

CHURCHILL URGES CENTRE TO SHIFT NAVAL TRAINING BASE: South Goa MP,
Churchill Alemao, has urged Defence Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, to take
steps for the shifting of the naval training centre from Dabolim airport.
(H)

GOA POLICE BOSS WARNS PSIS: Police top brass have taken serious note of
allegations that three Police Sub-Inspectors were `harassing` PSI-hopeful
Tanvir Khatib. (GT)

BOTTLENECK FOR 4-LANE: The much-talked about four-lane road from Patto to
Dona Paula is likely to develop an hour-glass shape with the authorities
decided to retain a one-km stretch from Bal Bhavan to Miramar Circle in
its present two-lane width. (Paul Fernandes in GT)

COMMUNITY CENTRES FOR HIV+ PATIENTS: Two community care centres for HIV
positive people, one each in North and South Goa, are expected to
alleviate the commonest problem suffered by HIV positive people in the
state - stigma and discrimination by society, own families to some extent
even form medical professionals. According to the director for information
and publicity of the Goa State AIDS Control Society, Ms Wendy Pereira, the
two community care centres - Freedom Foundation at Guirim (Bardez) and
ASRO at Cavelossim (Salcete) - not only provide free temporary stay, free
food and free drugs, they also provide attention and care to the patients.
(NT)

THE CRUMBLING TEMPLE OF LEARNING: The government Primary School at
Bicholim is the epitome of government's inefficiency with the quality of
construction leaving much to be desired...The 260 tiny tots studying at
this school live in the constant dread of age-old roofing bound to
collapse anytime. (GT)

MERCES HAS NEW SARPANCH: Jyoti Ashok Palekar has been elected unopposed as
the sarpanch of Merces panchayat. (H)

MAG'S MEMO: A 10-member delegation of Motorcycle Action Group led by its
convenor Premanand Lotlikar and spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues on Monday
called on Goa's Director General of Police Amod Kanth and submitted a
memorandum seeking his intervention in resolving the helmet issue once and
for all. (GT)

PROVISIONAL ADMISSION: The state government will issue a circular to all
colleges in the state today directing that provision admissions be granted
to students subject to results of re-examination of Open School held due
in August 2004, fearing leakage of question papers. (GT)

BARGE TAX: The Goa Assembly yesterday (July 12) passed the Goa Barge Tax
(Amendment) Bill, 2004, rationalising the tax structure. Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar told the House that the department was collecting total
revenue of about Rs.1.71 crore approximately per annum on barge tax and
with the proposed revision, the government would get an additional revenue
of Rs.23 lakh per annum approximately. The tax was meant to meet the
expenditure on maintenance of inland waterways of Goa. (GT)

MIRACULOUS ESCAPE: Eight construction workers had a miraculous escape when
a 50 sq metre slab which was being cast, gave way and came crashing down
at a site at Pirni, Verna. (GT)

FOUND DEAD IN SIOLIM: An elderly man was found dead in unexplained
circumstances at Siolim yesterday. (GT)

WOMAN STABBED AT CALANGUTE: Priya Sajan Naik, a resident of Margao, was
stabbed at the Calangute beach yesterday. However, when contacted, the
Calangute police denied any knowledge of the case. (GT)

S P O R T S

CRSC NAVELIM IN QUARTERS: CRSC Navelim defeated St Rock's Youth Club,
Fatrade 4-2 to enter the quarter-finals of the IX all Goa Benaulim
Villagers Soccer, at Dando grounds, Benaulim. (H)

D E A T H S
Curtorim: LUIS CAITANO REBELLO: husband of Laura, father of Levin and
Loveleena.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp: 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Weather: There was hardly any rainfall yesterday. The weather is dull
and cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao, Goa, India.
joel3
2004-07-14 09:17:25 UTC
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14 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Utram bhou zobordost munxeakullan vapur kelelim
noxeachim voktam." (Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.)
"domnic fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

KARWAR BOATS HAVE FIELD DAY: Off the Goan coast, it is once again a joyous
ride for motorised fishing boats from Majali, Karwar to catch fish during
the period of ban. They had done this last year and also in 2002 with
subdued silence, but it seems this time they are doing it in a planned and
systematic manner...The boats venture up to the Talpona coast and the
catch consists of the prized solar shrimps, pomfrets, mackerels, sharks
and other varieties and they are offloaded at remote places at Devbag,
Tilmati beach in Karwar. The remote beaches of Dabel and Vaturem in
Loliem-Polem have also come quite safe for the mechanised boats. (H)

SOLAR SHRIMPS: If fish from across the State`s borders ensured the markets
did not go dry this moon, Tuesday (July 13) turned out to be different:
the much-sought after prized Solar shrimp made its way for the first time
in the local fish markets, since the ban on mechanised fishing came into
force on June 10...Inquiries with the fisherwomen revealed that catch of
the prized shrimp came mostly from Velsao. Others said the shrimp was
netted in small quantities using the traditional rampon along Salcete's
coastal belt. (H)

DRY RUN FOR SKY BUS: The dry run of the Sky Bus will be conducted by the
end of this month, said KRC managing director B Rajaram while speaking to
GT representative. Rajaram stated that 500 metres of the track is nearing
completion even as all allied work in this regard is being expedited so as
to complete the entire project in time... `France has evinced keen
interest in the whole project while some corporate bodies are following
suit,` he said describing the project being economically feasible,
technologically sound and safe. (GT)

PANCHAYATS CAN NOW SPEND ON STREET LIGHTS: Village panchayats can now
spend upto Rs. One lakh on street lighting per annum even as the
Electricity department has plans to set up street lights maintenance
divisions for better service to the villagers, Power Minister Digambar
Kamat informed the Assembly. Hitherto, panchayats had a Rs.25,000 limit on
expenditure on electrical fixtures and spares. (H)

TENANCY ACT AMENDMENT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on July 13
that a few minor amendments will have to be made to the Agricultural
Tenancy Act and the Mundkar Act to help expedite the quasi-judicial and
judicial cases instituted under these two major land reform laws of the
State. (H)

POWER DEPT REVENUE: The Power Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, informed the
house that the revenue collected the electricity department during the
year 2003-04 was Rs.592.73 crore while that for the year 2004-05 up till
May was Rs.107.38. (NT)

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar told the
Assembly on July 13 that two deputy collectors will be assigned only to
look after the illegal constructions and encroachment on government land.
He also said that the government will make an amendment to the Goa
Panchayati Raj bill for making a provision to act tough against the
illegal constructions. (NT)

COACHING CLASSES: The announcement by the Director of Education on the
proposal to streamline private coaching classes has put officials of the
Zonal Education offices in a tight spot. Bereft of any circular or code,
officials attached to the Margao zonal office are at pains to process the
applications for registration received from the representatives of
coaching classes. (H)

GOA SADAN: The House of the state legislative assembly adopted a budgetary
demand on Goa Sadan, amounting to Rs.85 lakh. Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, said the state government by next six months will begin the
construction work on the new Goa Sadan building at Chanakyapuri in New
Delhi. (NT)

CHAPEL OPPOSITE SIDNEY HOSPITAL: PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar told the
House that the chapel opposite Dr Pinto do Rosario maternity hospital
Porvorim would `not be touched` in view of the four-laning of the National
Highway. He was replying to a matter by Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar, who
said due to the `unscientific cutting` of the hill, thee are apprehensions
in the minds of the people that the 400-year-old chapel might have to make
way for the road widening. (H)

TRAVEL MADE EASY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: Cornered by the Opposition, the
Social Welfare Minister Ramrao Dessai said henceforth there would be no
need for senior citizens to get their cards endorsed by KTC for bus travel
concession. The minister said that senior citizens are entitled for 50 per
cent concession to travel by KTC, local buses within Goa and 50 per cent
discount is offered on normal economy class on Indian Airlines domestic
section. (H)

NON-EXISTING SITE: It was revealed in the Goa assembly that the Mormugao
municipality in 2002-03 issued work order Rs.2.8 lakh bitumen road at
Arecal Gina, Sasmollem at Baina, when the site was non-existing. (H)

CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR DEFICIENT MONSOON: Taking note of a delayed monsoon,
the (Central) government on July 13 directed all its concerned ministries,
including agriculture and food, to prepare contingency plans to meet any
eventuality in event of deficient rainfall in the country. (NT)

CUNCOLIM CHIEFTAINS ANNIVERSARY: Cuncolim Chieftains memorial committee
will organise a programme at Tollebhat, Cuncolim, to observe the 421st
anniversary of 16 chieftains from Cuncolim. (GT)

POOR RESPONSE MAY WIPE OFF VILLAGE SCHOOLS: Deputy Director of Education
Anil Pawar has attributed the poor infrastructure in schools at the
village level to the decline in students in these schools. (H)

BAILANCHO SAAD CONDEMN ATTACKS ON WOMEN: Following three rapes being
reported in the state within a week, Bailancho Ekvott, a women's
organisation, has sought to know whether women are really safe in Goa. It
said that women are having to pay the price for the corruption of young
minds and cited the example of video parlous openly stocking pornographic
material which is available to the youth. (NT)

MUMBAI GIRL MISSING: Assumption Dias, a 19-year-old girl from Vakola,
Santa Cruz, East, Mumbai, has been reported missing at the Mapusa police
station. (GT)

MOTORCYCLE PILOT MISSING: Dilip Kalangutkar, a 35-year-old motorcycle
pilot from Salvador do Mundo, has been missing since 5 June along with his
motorcycle. (GT)

RE-LAUNCH OF `NIZ MOG`: Dinfa Productions is re-launching the masterpiece
of late Fr. Freddy J. da Costa`s `Niz Mog` featuring the songs of the `Man
of The Year` award winning play besides five bonus tracks `Doth-Dennem`,
`Sangati`, `Doxea`, `Madar Theresa` & `Konknni Bhas` in a form of a CD &
musicassette, as a tribute to the late Fr. da Costa. The tracks are
re-mixed maintaining the originality. The combination of the lyrics of Fr.
Freddy J. da Costa and the music of Fr. Luis Cotta in 'Niz Mog' tracks was
a craze among Konkani audience in 1985, with orchestration by Agnelo Dias,
Luis Cotta and the famous Syndicate Band. The Compact Disc is priced at
Rs.150 and musicassette at Rs.50.

SIDDESH DOES GOA PROUD: Siddesh Sandeep Naik from Panaji has been selected
to represent India in Tianjin International Children's Cultural & Art
festival and 3rd World Children's Painting competition to be held in China
from 29 July to 2 August. Siddesh is a student from Mushtifund High School
and is presently undergoing training under Pandit Maruti Kurdekar, Kala
Academy, Panaji. (GT)

SURYANARAYANA POSTED CCP COMMISSIONER: Sanjit Rodrigues, the first
commissioner of the Corporation of the City of Panaji, has been
transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment
Society of Goa. Rodrigues will be replaced by N Suryanarayana., who is the
director of the Printing Press and Stationery, and has been asked to hold
charge of Commissioner of CCP. (H)

COMMENDATION CARD: Capt Jesus Benino Furtado, a dare devil officer of the
Indian Army, on Army Day 2004, was awarded the Chief of the Army Staff
Commendation Card for his devotion to duty and courage under fire and acts
of gallantry in Kashmir. Capt JB Furtado is an alumnus of Loyola High
School, Margao, and graduated from SP Chowgule College, Margao. (NT)

S P O R T S

BENJAMIN FOR VIETNAM: FIFA Assistant referee Benjamin Silva is the only
Indian referee, who will officiate in the LG Cup in Vietnam from August 20
to 28. India, who are placed in group A, will play Myanmar on August 22
and Vietnam on August 24. (H)

MAE DE POBRES IN FINALS: Mae de Pobres High School, Nuvem, outplayed Holy
Spirit High School, Margao, 5-1 to move into the finals of the 5th all Goa
under-17 interschool Bro Paulas Memorial football at church grounds in
Chinchinim. (H)

D E A T H S
13 July: Verna: ESTELA ANTAO RODRIGUES: wife of Inacio, mother of
Leo/Ana, Angela/Luis, Rosy/Anthony, Netta/Jose, Edcy/Mario.
12 July: Varca: CRISTALINA MASCARENHAS E CARVALHO: wife of Glorio, mother
of Conception/Salvador, Annie/Luis and Agnelo/Selina. No Condolence
visits.
13 July: Agassaim: FATIMA PALHA: wife of Vincent, mother of Michael,
Maggie, Melesa; sister/sister-in-law of Perpetua/Julio, Adal/Philip
(Dubai), Philip (Kuwait)/Rosaria.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp; 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 836.5 mm
Weather: Dull but dry weather in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-13 05:23:35 UTC
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13 July 2004

Goacom VIDEO news at
http://www.goacom.com/news

`CRIMES OF PASSION`: The total number of rapes reported in Goa from
January to July has risen to 17, one of the highest in the state`s
history. Of this, six rapes have been committed in July alone. No one has
been spared. Minors, married and even widowed women. (GT)

CARASCO BACK AS MAPUSA CIVIC CHIEF: In a sudden political development,
former chairperson of Mapusa Municipal Council Michael Carasco was
unanimously elected to head the Council yet again after a gap of 18
months...Carasco was first elected chairperson on 24 October, 2000, and
was subsequently voted out on 20 January, 2003, by the same councillors
who backed him on July 12. (GT)

GAC HITS OUT AT IFFI: A meeting of citizens organised by Goa Action group
at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji, on July 12, decided to hold street
exhibitions and initiate a signature campaign to create awareness about
the works being done for the IFFI 2004 in a `wasteful way without proper
drawings`. (GT)

STOP, DRAW DETAILS FIRST: The Goa Action Group has demanded that the
ongoing works of upgradation of the existing road in Panjim from Patto to
Dona Paula should be stopped immediately on the grounds that work is being
executed without detailed work drawings. Notwithstanding the claims of the
state government, the ground reality at the work site was brought to the
fore at a meeting organised by CAG of NGOs and concerned citizens at
Institute Menezes Braganza hall, Panjim. A detailed presentation was made
by GAC's fact-finding information committee. (H)

POWER PLANT AT MHADEI: The Power Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, on July 12,
told the state legislative assembly that the National Hydel Power
Corporation is preparing a report over installing 60 megawatts power
generation plant at the Mhadei basin. He also announced undertaking
several works in the power sector amounting to Rs.200 crore under APDRP
programme during the current financial year. (NT)

NEGLECTING SMALLER TOWNS: The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Pratpasing
Rane, charged the state government with neglecting the municipal
administration of smaller towns and interests of their people. Mr Rane
said in smaller towns under municipalities like Bicholim, Valpoi or
Curchorem, the government had done nothing towards proper disposal of
solid waste. (NT)

MATHANY TO STREAMLINE TOURISM: The newly appointed Minister for Tourism
and Sports Mathany Saldanha yesterday proposed to streamline the system
and prepare guidelines on various issues pertaining to the two ministries
in the days to come. (H)

FINANCIAL HELP FOR HOUSE REPAIRS: The state government has proposed a
scheme to provide financial assistance to the poor belonging to the OBC,
ST and SC in urban localities for repairing their houses. This was
informed by the Urban Development Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, in the
state legislative on July 12. (NT)

DEAL WITH TIATRISTS: Dr Wilfred de Souza of the Nationalist Congress Party
wanted the state government to sign a deal with the tiatrists in the state
to convey social messages (like those of AIDS, HIV and other diseases)
through dramas in various places in the State. He also complained that
many people in his constituency were yet to receive cheques under the
DSSS. (NT)

CHURCHILL URGES CENTRE TO SHIFT NAVAL TRAINING BASE: South Goa MP,
Churchill Alemao, has urged Defence Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, to take
steps for the shifting of the naval training centre from Dabolim airport.
(H)

GOA POLICE BOSS WARNS PSIS: Police top brass have taken serious note of
allegations that three Police Sub-Inspectors were `harassing` PSI-hopeful
Tanvir Khatib. (GT)

BOTTLENECK FOR 4-LANE: The much-talked about four-lane road from Patto to
Dona Paula is likely to develop an hour-glass shape with the authorities
decided to retain a one-km stretch from Bal Bhavan to Miramar Circle in
its present two-lane width. (Paul Fernandes in GT)

COMMUNITY CENTRES FOR HIV+ PATIENTS: Two community care centres for HIV
positive people, one each in North and South Goa, are expected to
alleviate the commonest problem suffered by HIV positive people in the
state - stigma and discrimination by society, own families to some extent
even form medical professionals. According to the director for information
and publicity of the Goa State AIDS Control Society, Ms Wendy Pereira, the
two community care centres - Freedom Foundation at Guirim (Bardez) and
ASRO at Cavelossim (Salcete) - not only provide free temporary stay, free
food and free drugs, they also provide attention and care to the patients.
(NT)

THE CRUMBLING TEMPLE OF LEARNING: The government Primary School at
Bicholim is the epitome of government's inefficiency with the quality of
construction leaving much to be desired...The 260 tiny tots studying at
this school live in the constant dread of age-old roofing bound to
collapse anytime. (GT)

MERCES HAS NEW SARPANCH: Jyoti Ashok Palekar has been elected unopposed as
the sarpanch of Merces panchayat. (H)

MAG'S MEMO: A 10-member delegation of Motorcycle Action Group led by its
convenor Premanand Lotlikar and spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues on Monday
called on Goa's Director General of Police Amod Kanth and submitted a
memorandum seeking his intervention in resolving the helmet issue once and
for all. (GT)

PROVISIONAL ADMISSION: The state government will issue a circular to all
colleges in the state today directing that provision admissions be granted
to students subject to results of re-examination of Open School held due
in August 2004, fearing leakage of question papers. (GT)

BARGE TAX: The Goa Assembly yesterday (July 12) passed the Goa Barge Tax
(Amendment) Bill, 2004, rationalising the tax structure. Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar told the House that the department was collecting total
revenue of about Rs.1.71 crore approximately per annum on barge tax and
with the proposed revision, the government would get an additional revenue
of Rs.23 lakh per annum approximately. The tax was meant to meet the
expenditure on maintenance of inland waterways of Goa. (GT)

MIRACULOUS ESCAPE: Eight construction workers had a miraculous escape when
a 50 sq metre slab which was being cast, gave way and came crashing down
at a site at Pirni, Verna. (GT)

FOUND DEAD IN SIOLIM: An elderly man was found dead in unexplained
circumstances at Siolim yesterday. (GT)

WOMAN STABBED AT CALANGUTE: Priya Sajan Naik, a resident of Margao, was
stabbed at the Calangute beach yesterday. However, when contacted, the
Calangute police denied any knowledge of the case. (GT)

S P O R T S

CRSC NAVELIM IN QUARTERS: CRSC Navelim defeated St Rock's Youth Club,
Fatrade 4-2 to enter the quarter-finals of the IX all Goa Benaulim
Villagers Soccer, at Dando grounds, Benaulim. (H)

D E A T H S
Curtorim: LUIS CAITANO REBELLO: husband of Laura, father of Levin and
Loveleena.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp: 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Weather: There was hardly any rainfall yesterday. The weather is dull
and cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao, Goa, India.
joel3
2004-07-14 09:17:25 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
14 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Utram bhou zobordost munxeakullan vapur kelelim
noxeachim voktam." (Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.)
"domnic fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

KARWAR BOATS HAVE FIELD DAY: Off the Goan coast, it is once again a joyous
ride for motorised fishing boats from Majali, Karwar to catch fish during
the period of ban. They had done this last year and also in 2002 with
subdued silence, but it seems this time they are doing it in a planned and
systematic manner...The boats venture up to the Talpona coast and the
catch consists of the prized solar shrimps, pomfrets, mackerels, sharks
and other varieties and they are offloaded at remote places at Devbag,
Tilmati beach in Karwar. The remote beaches of Dabel and Vaturem in
Loliem-Polem have also come quite safe for the mechanised boats. (H)

SOLAR SHRIMPS: If fish from across the State`s borders ensured the markets
did not go dry this moon, Tuesday (July 13) turned out to be different:
the much-sought after prized Solar shrimp made its way for the first time
in the local fish markets, since the ban on mechanised fishing came into
force on June 10...Inquiries with the fisherwomen revealed that catch of
the prized shrimp came mostly from Velsao. Others said the shrimp was
netted in small quantities using the traditional rampon along Salcete's
coastal belt. (H)

DRY RUN FOR SKY BUS: The dry run of the Sky Bus will be conducted by the
end of this month, said KRC managing director B Rajaram while speaking to
GT representative. Rajaram stated that 500 metres of the track is nearing
completion even as all allied work in this regard is being expedited so as
to complete the entire project in time... `France has evinced keen
interest in the whole project while some corporate bodies are following
suit,` he said describing the project being economically feasible,
technologically sound and safe. (GT)

PANCHAYATS CAN NOW SPEND ON STREET LIGHTS: Village panchayats can now
spend upto Rs. One lakh on street lighting per annum even as the
Electricity department has plans to set up street lights maintenance
divisions for better service to the villagers, Power Minister Digambar
Kamat informed the Assembly. Hitherto, panchayats had a Rs.25,000 limit on
expenditure on electrical fixtures and spares. (H)

TENANCY ACT AMENDMENT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on July 13
that a few minor amendments will have to be made to the Agricultural
Tenancy Act and the Mundkar Act to help expedite the quasi-judicial and
judicial cases instituted under these two major land reform laws of the
State. (H)

POWER DEPT REVENUE: The Power Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, informed the
house that the revenue collected the electricity department during the
year 2003-04 was Rs.592.73 crore while that for the year 2004-05 up till
May was Rs.107.38. (NT)

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar told the
Assembly on July 13 that two deputy collectors will be assigned only to
look after the illegal constructions and encroachment on government land.
He also said that the government will make an amendment to the Goa
Panchayati Raj bill for making a provision to act tough against the
illegal constructions. (NT)

COACHING CLASSES: The announcement by the Director of Education on the
proposal to streamline private coaching classes has put officials of the
Zonal Education offices in a tight spot. Bereft of any circular or code,
officials attached to the Margao zonal office are at pains to process the
applications for registration received from the representatives of
coaching classes. (H)

GOA SADAN: The House of the state legislative assembly adopted a budgetary
demand on Goa Sadan, amounting to Rs.85 lakh. Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, said the state government by next six months will begin the
construction work on the new Goa Sadan building at Chanakyapuri in New
Delhi. (NT)

CHAPEL OPPOSITE SIDNEY HOSPITAL: PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar told the
House that the chapel opposite Dr Pinto do Rosario maternity hospital
Porvorim would `not be touched` in view of the four-laning of the National
Highway. He was replying to a matter by Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar, who
said due to the `unscientific cutting` of the hill, thee are apprehensions
in the minds of the people that the 400-year-old chapel might have to make
way for the road widening. (H)

TRAVEL MADE EASY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: Cornered by the Opposition, the
Social Welfare Minister Ramrao Dessai said henceforth there would be no
need for senior citizens to get their cards endorsed by KTC for bus travel
concession. The minister said that senior citizens are entitled for 50 per
cent concession to travel by KTC, local buses within Goa and 50 per cent
discount is offered on normal economy class on Indian Airlines domestic
section. (H)

NON-EXISTING SITE: It was revealed in the Goa assembly that the Mormugao
municipality in 2002-03 issued work order Rs.2.8 lakh bitumen road at
Arecal Gina, Sasmollem at Baina, when the site was non-existing. (H)

CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR DEFICIENT MONSOON: Taking note of a delayed monsoon,
the (Central) government on July 13 directed all its concerned ministries,
including agriculture and food, to prepare contingency plans to meet any
eventuality in event of deficient rainfall in the country. (NT)

CUNCOLIM CHIEFTAINS ANNIVERSARY: Cuncolim Chieftains memorial committee
will organise a programme at Tollebhat, Cuncolim, to observe the 421st
anniversary of 16 chieftains from Cuncolim. (GT)

POOR RESPONSE MAY WIPE OFF VILLAGE SCHOOLS: Deputy Director of Education
Anil Pawar has attributed the poor infrastructure in schools at the
village level to the decline in students in these schools. (H)

BAILANCHO SAAD CONDEMN ATTACKS ON WOMEN: Following three rapes being
reported in the state within a week, Bailancho Ekvott, a women's
organisation, has sought to know whether women are really safe in Goa. It
said that women are having to pay the price for the corruption of young
minds and cited the example of video parlous openly stocking pornographic
material which is available to the youth. (NT)

MUMBAI GIRL MISSING: Assumption Dias, a 19-year-old girl from Vakola,
Santa Cruz, East, Mumbai, has been reported missing at the Mapusa police
station. (GT)

MOTORCYCLE PILOT MISSING: Dilip Kalangutkar, a 35-year-old motorcycle
pilot from Salvador do Mundo, has been missing since 5 June along with his
motorcycle. (GT)

RE-LAUNCH OF `NIZ MOG`: Dinfa Productions is re-launching the masterpiece
of late Fr. Freddy J. da Costa`s `Niz Mog` featuring the songs of the `Man
of The Year` award winning play besides five bonus tracks `Doth-Dennem`,
`Sangati`, `Doxea`, `Madar Theresa` & `Konknni Bhas` in a form of a CD &
musicassette, as a tribute to the late Fr. da Costa. The tracks are
re-mixed maintaining the originality. The combination of the lyrics of Fr.
Freddy J. da Costa and the music of Fr. Luis Cotta in 'Niz Mog' tracks was
a craze among Konkani audience in 1985, with orchestration by Agnelo Dias,
Luis Cotta and the famous Syndicate Band. The Compact Disc is priced at
Rs.150 and musicassette at Rs.50.

SIDDESH DOES GOA PROUD: Siddesh Sandeep Naik from Panaji has been selected
to represent India in Tianjin International Children's Cultural & Art
festival and 3rd World Children's Painting competition to be held in China
from 29 July to 2 August. Siddesh is a student from Mushtifund High School
and is presently undergoing training under Pandit Maruti Kurdekar, Kala
Academy, Panaji. (GT)

SURYANARAYANA POSTED CCP COMMISSIONER: Sanjit Rodrigues, the first
commissioner of the Corporation of the City of Panaji, has been
transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment
Society of Goa. Rodrigues will be replaced by N Suryanarayana., who is the
director of the Printing Press and Stationery, and has been asked to hold
charge of Commissioner of CCP. (H)

COMMENDATION CARD: Capt Jesus Benino Furtado, a dare devil officer of the
Indian Army, on Army Day 2004, was awarded the Chief of the Army Staff
Commendation Card for his devotion to duty and courage under fire and acts
of gallantry in Kashmir. Capt JB Furtado is an alumnus of Loyola High
School, Margao, and graduated from SP Chowgule College, Margao. (NT)

S P O R T S

BENJAMIN FOR VIETNAM: FIFA Assistant referee Benjamin Silva is the only
Indian referee, who will officiate in the LG Cup in Vietnam from August 20
to 28. India, who are placed in group A, will play Myanmar on August 22
and Vietnam on August 24. (H)

MAE DE POBRES IN FINALS: Mae de Pobres High School, Nuvem, outplayed Holy
Spirit High School, Margao, 5-1 to move into the finals of the 5th all Goa
under-17 interschool Bro Paulas Memorial football at church grounds in
Chinchinim. (H)

D E A T H S
13 July: Verna: ESTELA ANTAO RODRIGUES: wife of Inacio, mother of
Leo/Ana, Angela/Luis, Rosy/Anthony, Netta/Jose, Edcy/Mario.
12 July: Varca: CRISTALINA MASCARENHAS E CARVALHO: wife of Glorio, mother
of Conception/Salvador, Annie/Luis and Agnelo/Selina. No Condolence
visits.
13 July: Agassaim: FATIMA PALHA: wife of Vincent, mother of Michael,
Maggie, Melesa; sister/sister-in-law of Perpetua/Julio, Adal/Philip
(Dubai), Philip (Kuwait)/Rosaria.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp; 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 836.5 mm
Weather: Dull but dry weather in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-13 05:23:35 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
13 July 2004

Goacom VIDEO news at
http://www.goacom.com/news

`CRIMES OF PASSION`: The total number of rapes reported in Goa from
January to July has risen to 17, one of the highest in the state`s
history. Of this, six rapes have been committed in July alone. No one has
been spared. Minors, married and even widowed women. (GT)

CARASCO BACK AS MAPUSA CIVIC CHIEF: In a sudden political development,
former chairperson of Mapusa Municipal Council Michael Carasco was
unanimously elected to head the Council yet again after a gap of 18
months...Carasco was first elected chairperson on 24 October, 2000, and
was subsequently voted out on 20 January, 2003, by the same councillors
who backed him on July 12. (GT)

GAC HITS OUT AT IFFI: A meeting of citizens organised by Goa Action group
at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji, on July 12, decided to hold street
exhibitions and initiate a signature campaign to create awareness about
the works being done for the IFFI 2004 in a `wasteful way without proper
drawings`. (GT)

STOP, DRAW DETAILS FIRST: The Goa Action Group has demanded that the
ongoing works of upgradation of the existing road in Panjim from Patto to
Dona Paula should be stopped immediately on the grounds that work is being
executed without detailed work drawings. Notwithstanding the claims of the
state government, the ground reality at the work site was brought to the
fore at a meeting organised by CAG of NGOs and concerned citizens at
Institute Menezes Braganza hall, Panjim. A detailed presentation was made
by GAC's fact-finding information committee. (H)

POWER PLANT AT MHADEI: The Power Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, on July 12,
told the state legislative assembly that the National Hydel Power
Corporation is preparing a report over installing 60 megawatts power
generation plant at the Mhadei basin. He also announced undertaking
several works in the power sector amounting to Rs.200 crore under APDRP
programme during the current financial year. (NT)

NEGLECTING SMALLER TOWNS: The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Pratpasing
Rane, charged the state government with neglecting the municipal
administration of smaller towns and interests of their people. Mr Rane
said in smaller towns under municipalities like Bicholim, Valpoi or
Curchorem, the government had done nothing towards proper disposal of
solid waste. (NT)

MATHANY TO STREAMLINE TOURISM: The newly appointed Minister for Tourism
and Sports Mathany Saldanha yesterday proposed to streamline the system
and prepare guidelines on various issues pertaining to the two ministries
in the days to come. (H)

FINANCIAL HELP FOR HOUSE REPAIRS: The state government has proposed a
scheme to provide financial assistance to the poor belonging to the OBC,
ST and SC in urban localities for repairing their houses. This was
informed by the Urban Development Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, in the
state legislative on July 12. (NT)

DEAL WITH TIATRISTS: Dr Wilfred de Souza of the Nationalist Congress Party
wanted the state government to sign a deal with the tiatrists in the state
to convey social messages (like those of AIDS, HIV and other diseases)
through dramas in various places in the State. He also complained that
many people in his constituency were yet to receive cheques under the
DSSS. (NT)

CHURCHILL URGES CENTRE TO SHIFT NAVAL TRAINING BASE: South Goa MP,
Churchill Alemao, has urged Defence Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, to take
steps for the shifting of the naval training centre from Dabolim airport.
(H)

GOA POLICE BOSS WARNS PSIS: Police top brass have taken serious note of
allegations that three Police Sub-Inspectors were `harassing` PSI-hopeful
Tanvir Khatib. (GT)

BOTTLENECK FOR 4-LANE: The much-talked about four-lane road from Patto to
Dona Paula is likely to develop an hour-glass shape with the authorities
decided to retain a one-km stretch from Bal Bhavan to Miramar Circle in
its present two-lane width. (Paul Fernandes in GT)

COMMUNITY CENTRES FOR HIV+ PATIENTS: Two community care centres for HIV
positive people, one each in North and South Goa, are expected to
alleviate the commonest problem suffered by HIV positive people in the
state - stigma and discrimination by society, own families to some extent
even form medical professionals. According to the director for information
and publicity of the Goa State AIDS Control Society, Ms Wendy Pereira, the
two community care centres - Freedom Foundation at Guirim (Bardez) and
ASRO at Cavelossim (Salcete) - not only provide free temporary stay, free
food and free drugs, they also provide attention and care to the patients.
(NT)

THE CRUMBLING TEMPLE OF LEARNING: The government Primary School at
Bicholim is the epitome of government's inefficiency with the quality of
construction leaving much to be desired...The 260 tiny tots studying at
this school live in the constant dread of age-old roofing bound to
collapse anytime. (GT)

MERCES HAS NEW SARPANCH: Jyoti Ashok Palekar has been elected unopposed as
the sarpanch of Merces panchayat. (H)

MAG'S MEMO: A 10-member delegation of Motorcycle Action Group led by its
convenor Premanand Lotlikar and spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues on Monday
called on Goa's Director General of Police Amod Kanth and submitted a
memorandum seeking his intervention in resolving the helmet issue once and
for all. (GT)

PROVISIONAL ADMISSION: The state government will issue a circular to all
colleges in the state today directing that provision admissions be granted
to students subject to results of re-examination of Open School held due
in August 2004, fearing leakage of question papers. (GT)

BARGE TAX: The Goa Assembly yesterday (July 12) passed the Goa Barge Tax
(Amendment) Bill, 2004, rationalising the tax structure. Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar told the House that the department was collecting total
revenue of about Rs.1.71 crore approximately per annum on barge tax and
with the proposed revision, the government would get an additional revenue
of Rs.23 lakh per annum approximately. The tax was meant to meet the
expenditure on maintenance of inland waterways of Goa. (GT)

MIRACULOUS ESCAPE: Eight construction workers had a miraculous escape when
a 50 sq metre slab which was being cast, gave way and came crashing down
at a site at Pirni, Verna. (GT)

FOUND DEAD IN SIOLIM: An elderly man was found dead in unexplained
circumstances at Siolim yesterday. (GT)

WOMAN STABBED AT CALANGUTE: Priya Sajan Naik, a resident of Margao, was
stabbed at the Calangute beach yesterday. However, when contacted, the
Calangute police denied any knowledge of the case. (GT)

S P O R T S

CRSC NAVELIM IN QUARTERS: CRSC Navelim defeated St Rock's Youth Club,
Fatrade 4-2 to enter the quarter-finals of the IX all Goa Benaulim
Villagers Soccer, at Dando grounds, Benaulim. (H)

D E A T H S
Curtorim: LUIS CAITANO REBELLO: husband of Laura, father of Levin and
Loveleena.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp: 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Weather: There was hardly any rainfall yesterday. The weather is dull
and cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao, Goa, India.
joel3
2004-07-14 09:17:25 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
14 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Utram bhou zobordost munxeakullan vapur kelelim
noxeachim voktam." (Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.)
"domnic fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

KARWAR BOATS HAVE FIELD DAY: Off the Goan coast, it is once again a joyous
ride for motorised fishing boats from Majali, Karwar to catch fish during
the period of ban. They had done this last year and also in 2002 with
subdued silence, but it seems this time they are doing it in a planned and
systematic manner...The boats venture up to the Talpona coast and the
catch consists of the prized solar shrimps, pomfrets, mackerels, sharks
and other varieties and they are offloaded at remote places at Devbag,
Tilmati beach in Karwar. The remote beaches of Dabel and Vaturem in
Loliem-Polem have also come quite safe for the mechanised boats. (H)

SOLAR SHRIMPS: If fish from across the State`s borders ensured the markets
did not go dry this moon, Tuesday (July 13) turned out to be different:
the much-sought after prized Solar shrimp made its way for the first time
in the local fish markets, since the ban on mechanised fishing came into
force on June 10...Inquiries with the fisherwomen revealed that catch of
the prized shrimp came mostly from Velsao. Others said the shrimp was
netted in small quantities using the traditional rampon along Salcete's
coastal belt. (H)

DRY RUN FOR SKY BUS: The dry run of the Sky Bus will be conducted by the
end of this month, said KRC managing director B Rajaram while speaking to
GT representative. Rajaram stated that 500 metres of the track is nearing
completion even as all allied work in this regard is being expedited so as
to complete the entire project in time... `France has evinced keen
interest in the whole project while some corporate bodies are following
suit,` he said describing the project being economically feasible,
technologically sound and safe. (GT)

PANCHAYATS CAN NOW SPEND ON STREET LIGHTS: Village panchayats can now
spend upto Rs. One lakh on street lighting per annum even as the
Electricity department has plans to set up street lights maintenance
divisions for better service to the villagers, Power Minister Digambar
Kamat informed the Assembly. Hitherto, panchayats had a Rs.25,000 limit on
expenditure on electrical fixtures and spares. (H)

TENANCY ACT AMENDMENT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on July 13
that a few minor amendments will have to be made to the Agricultural
Tenancy Act and the Mundkar Act to help expedite the quasi-judicial and
judicial cases instituted under these two major land reform laws of the
State. (H)

POWER DEPT REVENUE: The Power Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, informed the
house that the revenue collected the electricity department during the
year 2003-04 was Rs.592.73 crore while that for the year 2004-05 up till
May was Rs.107.38. (NT)

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar told the
Assembly on July 13 that two deputy collectors will be assigned only to
look after the illegal constructions and encroachment on government land.
He also said that the government will make an amendment to the Goa
Panchayati Raj bill for making a provision to act tough against the
illegal constructions. (NT)

COACHING CLASSES: The announcement by the Director of Education on the
proposal to streamline private coaching classes has put officials of the
Zonal Education offices in a tight spot. Bereft of any circular or code,
officials attached to the Margao zonal office are at pains to process the
applications for registration received from the representatives of
coaching classes. (H)

GOA SADAN: The House of the state legislative assembly adopted a budgetary
demand on Goa Sadan, amounting to Rs.85 lakh. Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, said the state government by next six months will begin the
construction work on the new Goa Sadan building at Chanakyapuri in New
Delhi. (NT)

CHAPEL OPPOSITE SIDNEY HOSPITAL: PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar told the
House that the chapel opposite Dr Pinto do Rosario maternity hospital
Porvorim would `not be touched` in view of the four-laning of the National
Highway. He was replying to a matter by Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar, who
said due to the `unscientific cutting` of the hill, thee are apprehensions
in the minds of the people that the 400-year-old chapel might have to make
way for the road widening. (H)

TRAVEL MADE EASY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: Cornered by the Opposition, the
Social Welfare Minister Ramrao Dessai said henceforth there would be no
need for senior citizens to get their cards endorsed by KTC for bus travel
concession. The minister said that senior citizens are entitled for 50 per
cent concession to travel by KTC, local buses within Goa and 50 per cent
discount is offered on normal economy class on Indian Airlines domestic
section. (H)

NON-EXISTING SITE: It was revealed in the Goa assembly that the Mormugao
municipality in 2002-03 issued work order Rs.2.8 lakh bitumen road at
Arecal Gina, Sasmollem at Baina, when the site was non-existing. (H)

CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR DEFICIENT MONSOON: Taking note of a delayed monsoon,
the (Central) government on July 13 directed all its concerned ministries,
including agriculture and food, to prepare contingency plans to meet any
eventuality in event of deficient rainfall in the country. (NT)

CUNCOLIM CHIEFTAINS ANNIVERSARY: Cuncolim Chieftains memorial committee
will organise a programme at Tollebhat, Cuncolim, to observe the 421st
anniversary of 16 chieftains from Cuncolim. (GT)

POOR RESPONSE MAY WIPE OFF VILLAGE SCHOOLS: Deputy Director of Education
Anil Pawar has attributed the poor infrastructure in schools at the
village level to the decline in students in these schools. (H)

BAILANCHO SAAD CONDEMN ATTACKS ON WOMEN: Following three rapes being
reported in the state within a week, Bailancho Ekvott, a women's
organisation, has sought to know whether women are really safe in Goa. It
said that women are having to pay the price for the corruption of young
minds and cited the example of video parlous openly stocking pornographic
material which is available to the youth. (NT)

MUMBAI GIRL MISSING: Assumption Dias, a 19-year-old girl from Vakola,
Santa Cruz, East, Mumbai, has been reported missing at the Mapusa police
station. (GT)

MOTORCYCLE PILOT MISSING: Dilip Kalangutkar, a 35-year-old motorcycle
pilot from Salvador do Mundo, has been missing since 5 June along with his
motorcycle. (GT)

RE-LAUNCH OF `NIZ MOG`: Dinfa Productions is re-launching the masterpiece
of late Fr. Freddy J. da Costa`s `Niz Mog` featuring the songs of the `Man
of The Year` award winning play besides five bonus tracks `Doth-Dennem`,
`Sangati`, `Doxea`, `Madar Theresa` & `Konknni Bhas` in a form of a CD &
musicassette, as a tribute to the late Fr. da Costa. The tracks are
re-mixed maintaining the originality. The combination of the lyrics of Fr.
Freddy J. da Costa and the music of Fr. Luis Cotta in 'Niz Mog' tracks was
a craze among Konkani audience in 1985, with orchestration by Agnelo Dias,
Luis Cotta and the famous Syndicate Band. The Compact Disc is priced at
Rs.150 and musicassette at Rs.50.

SIDDESH DOES GOA PROUD: Siddesh Sandeep Naik from Panaji has been selected
to represent India in Tianjin International Children's Cultural & Art
festival and 3rd World Children's Painting competition to be held in China
from 29 July to 2 August. Siddesh is a student from Mushtifund High School
and is presently undergoing training under Pandit Maruti Kurdekar, Kala
Academy, Panaji. (GT)

SURYANARAYANA POSTED CCP COMMISSIONER: Sanjit Rodrigues, the first
commissioner of the Corporation of the City of Panaji, has been
transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment
Society of Goa. Rodrigues will be replaced by N Suryanarayana., who is the
director of the Printing Press and Stationery, and has been asked to hold
charge of Commissioner of CCP. (H)

COMMENDATION CARD: Capt Jesus Benino Furtado, a dare devil officer of the
Indian Army, on Army Day 2004, was awarded the Chief of the Army Staff
Commendation Card for his devotion to duty and courage under fire and acts
of gallantry in Kashmir. Capt JB Furtado is an alumnus of Loyola High
School, Margao, and graduated from SP Chowgule College, Margao. (NT)

S P O R T S

BENJAMIN FOR VIETNAM: FIFA Assistant referee Benjamin Silva is the only
Indian referee, who will officiate in the LG Cup in Vietnam from August 20
to 28. India, who are placed in group A, will play Myanmar on August 22
and Vietnam on August 24. (H)

MAE DE POBRES IN FINALS: Mae de Pobres High School, Nuvem, outplayed Holy
Spirit High School, Margao, 5-1 to move into the finals of the 5th all Goa
under-17 interschool Bro Paulas Memorial football at church grounds in
Chinchinim. (H)

D E A T H S
13 July: Verna: ESTELA ANTAO RODRIGUES: wife of Inacio, mother of
Leo/Ana, Angela/Luis, Rosy/Anthony, Netta/Jose, Edcy/Mario.
12 July: Varca: CRISTALINA MASCARENHAS E CARVALHO: wife of Glorio, mother
of Conception/Salvador, Annie/Luis and Agnelo/Selina. No Condolence
visits.
13 July: Agassaim: FATIMA PALHA: wife of Vincent, mother of Michael,
Maggie, Melesa; sister/sister-in-law of Perpetua/Julio, Adal/Philip
(Dubai), Philip (Kuwait)/Rosaria.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp; 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 836.5 mm
Weather: Dull but dry weather in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-13 05:23:35 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
13 July 2004

Goacom VIDEO news at
http://www.goacom.com/news

`CRIMES OF PASSION`: The total number of rapes reported in Goa from
January to July has risen to 17, one of the highest in the state`s
history. Of this, six rapes have been committed in July alone. No one has
been spared. Minors, married and even widowed women. (GT)

CARASCO BACK AS MAPUSA CIVIC CHIEF: In a sudden political development,
former chairperson of Mapusa Municipal Council Michael Carasco was
unanimously elected to head the Council yet again after a gap of 18
months...Carasco was first elected chairperson on 24 October, 2000, and
was subsequently voted out on 20 January, 2003, by the same councillors
who backed him on July 12. (GT)

GAC HITS OUT AT IFFI: A meeting of citizens organised by Goa Action group
at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji, on July 12, decided to hold street
exhibitions and initiate a signature campaign to create awareness about
the works being done for the IFFI 2004 in a `wasteful way without proper
drawings`. (GT)

STOP, DRAW DETAILS FIRST: The Goa Action Group has demanded that the
ongoing works of upgradation of the existing road in Panjim from Patto to
Dona Paula should be stopped immediately on the grounds that work is being
executed without detailed work drawings. Notwithstanding the claims of the
state government, the ground reality at the work site was brought to the
fore at a meeting organised by CAG of NGOs and concerned citizens at
Institute Menezes Braganza hall, Panjim. A detailed presentation was made
by GAC's fact-finding information committee. (H)

POWER PLANT AT MHADEI: The Power Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, on July 12,
told the state legislative assembly that the National Hydel Power
Corporation is preparing a report over installing 60 megawatts power
generation plant at the Mhadei basin. He also announced undertaking
several works in the power sector amounting to Rs.200 crore under APDRP
programme during the current financial year. (NT)

NEGLECTING SMALLER TOWNS: The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Pratpasing
Rane, charged the state government with neglecting the municipal
administration of smaller towns and interests of their people. Mr Rane
said in smaller towns under municipalities like Bicholim, Valpoi or
Curchorem, the government had done nothing towards proper disposal of
solid waste. (NT)

MATHANY TO STREAMLINE TOURISM: The newly appointed Minister for Tourism
and Sports Mathany Saldanha yesterday proposed to streamline the system
and prepare guidelines on various issues pertaining to the two ministries
in the days to come. (H)

FINANCIAL HELP FOR HOUSE REPAIRS: The state government has proposed a
scheme to provide financial assistance to the poor belonging to the OBC,
ST and SC in urban localities for repairing their houses. This was
informed by the Urban Development Minister, Mr Digamber Kamat, in the
state legislative on July 12. (NT)

DEAL WITH TIATRISTS: Dr Wilfred de Souza of the Nationalist Congress Party
wanted the state government to sign a deal with the tiatrists in the state
to convey social messages (like those of AIDS, HIV and other diseases)
through dramas in various places in the State. He also complained that
many people in his constituency were yet to receive cheques under the
DSSS. (NT)

CHURCHILL URGES CENTRE TO SHIFT NAVAL TRAINING BASE: South Goa MP,
Churchill Alemao, has urged Defence Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, to take
steps for the shifting of the naval training centre from Dabolim airport.
(H)

GOA POLICE BOSS WARNS PSIS: Police top brass have taken serious note of
allegations that three Police Sub-Inspectors were `harassing` PSI-hopeful
Tanvir Khatib. (GT)

BOTTLENECK FOR 4-LANE: The much-talked about four-lane road from Patto to
Dona Paula is likely to develop an hour-glass shape with the authorities
decided to retain a one-km stretch from Bal Bhavan to Miramar Circle in
its present two-lane width. (Paul Fernandes in GT)

COMMUNITY CENTRES FOR HIV+ PATIENTS: Two community care centres for HIV
positive people, one each in North and South Goa, are expected to
alleviate the commonest problem suffered by HIV positive people in the
state - stigma and discrimination by society, own families to some extent
even form medical professionals. According to the director for information
and publicity of the Goa State AIDS Control Society, Ms Wendy Pereira, the
two community care centres - Freedom Foundation at Guirim (Bardez) and
ASRO at Cavelossim (Salcete) - not only provide free temporary stay, free
food and free drugs, they also provide attention and care to the patients.
(NT)

THE CRUMBLING TEMPLE OF LEARNING: The government Primary School at
Bicholim is the epitome of government's inefficiency with the quality of
construction leaving much to be desired...The 260 tiny tots studying at
this school live in the constant dread of age-old roofing bound to
collapse anytime. (GT)

MERCES HAS NEW SARPANCH: Jyoti Ashok Palekar has been elected unopposed as
the sarpanch of Merces panchayat. (H)

MAG'S MEMO: A 10-member delegation of Motorcycle Action Group led by its
convenor Premanand Lotlikar and spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues on Monday
called on Goa's Director General of Police Amod Kanth and submitted a
memorandum seeking his intervention in resolving the helmet issue once and
for all. (GT)

PROVISIONAL ADMISSION: The state government will issue a circular to all
colleges in the state today directing that provision admissions be granted
to students subject to results of re-examination of Open School held due
in August 2004, fearing leakage of question papers. (GT)

BARGE TAX: The Goa Assembly yesterday (July 12) passed the Goa Barge Tax
(Amendment) Bill, 2004, rationalising the tax structure. Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar told the House that the department was collecting total
revenue of about Rs.1.71 crore approximately per annum on barge tax and
with the proposed revision, the government would get an additional revenue
of Rs.23 lakh per annum approximately. The tax was meant to meet the
expenditure on maintenance of inland waterways of Goa. (GT)

MIRACULOUS ESCAPE: Eight construction workers had a miraculous escape when
a 50 sq metre slab which was being cast, gave way and came crashing down
at a site at Pirni, Verna. (GT)

FOUND DEAD IN SIOLIM: An elderly man was found dead in unexplained
circumstances at Siolim yesterday. (GT)

WOMAN STABBED AT CALANGUTE: Priya Sajan Naik, a resident of Margao, was
stabbed at the Calangute beach yesterday. However, when contacted, the
Calangute police denied any knowledge of the case. (GT)

S P O R T S

CRSC NAVELIM IN QUARTERS: CRSC Navelim defeated St Rock's Youth Club,
Fatrade 4-2 to enter the quarter-finals of the IX all Goa Benaulim
Villagers Soccer, at Dando grounds, Benaulim. (H)

D E A T H S
Curtorim: LUIS CAITANO REBELLO: husband of Laura, father of Levin and
Loveleena.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp: 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Weather: There was hardly any rainfall yesterday. The weather is dull
and cloudy this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao, Goa, India.
joel3
2004-07-14 09:17:25 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
14 July 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Utram bhou zobordost munxeakullan vapur kelelim
noxeachim voktam." (Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.)
"domnic fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-10 Jul-08-04: H I G H L I G H T S:
* Naval Airport open for 24 hours: Flag Commanding Officer * Service
tax levied to burden the common man, stock market brokers unhappy with
the budget.

KARWAR BOATS HAVE FIELD DAY: Off the Goan coast, it is once again a joyous
ride for motorised fishing boats from Majali, Karwar to catch fish during
the period of ban. They had done this last year and also in 2002 with
subdued silence, but it seems this time they are doing it in a planned and
systematic manner...The boats venture up to the Talpona coast and the
catch consists of the prized solar shrimps, pomfrets, mackerels, sharks
and other varieties and they are offloaded at remote places at Devbag,
Tilmati beach in Karwar. The remote beaches of Dabel and Vaturem in
Loliem-Polem have also come quite safe for the mechanised boats. (H)

SOLAR SHRIMPS: If fish from across the State`s borders ensured the markets
did not go dry this moon, Tuesday (July 13) turned out to be different:
the much-sought after prized Solar shrimp made its way for the first time
in the local fish markets, since the ban on mechanised fishing came into
force on June 10...Inquiries with the fisherwomen revealed that catch of
the prized shrimp came mostly from Velsao. Others said the shrimp was
netted in small quantities using the traditional rampon along Salcete's
coastal belt. (H)

DRY RUN FOR SKY BUS: The dry run of the Sky Bus will be conducted by the
end of this month, said KRC managing director B Rajaram while speaking to
GT representative. Rajaram stated that 500 metres of the track is nearing
completion even as all allied work in this regard is being expedited so as
to complete the entire project in time... `France has evinced keen
interest in the whole project while some corporate bodies are following
suit,` he said describing the project being economically feasible,
technologically sound and safe. (GT)

PANCHAYATS CAN NOW SPEND ON STREET LIGHTS: Village panchayats can now
spend upto Rs. One lakh on street lighting per annum even as the
Electricity department has plans to set up street lights maintenance
divisions for better service to the villagers, Power Minister Digambar
Kamat informed the Assembly. Hitherto, panchayats had a Rs.25,000 limit on
expenditure on electrical fixtures and spares. (H)

TENANCY ACT AMENDMENT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on July 13
that a few minor amendments will have to be made to the Agricultural
Tenancy Act and the Mundkar Act to help expedite the quasi-judicial and
judicial cases instituted under these two major land reform laws of the
State. (H)

POWER DEPT REVENUE: The Power Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, informed the
house that the revenue collected the electricity department during the
year 2003-04 was Rs.592.73 crore while that for the year 2004-05 up till
May was Rs.107.38. (NT)

ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar told the
Assembly on July 13 that two deputy collectors will be assigned only to
look after the illegal constructions and encroachment on government land.
He also said that the government will make an amendment to the Goa
Panchayati Raj bill for making a provision to act tough against the
illegal constructions. (NT)

COACHING CLASSES: The announcement by the Director of Education on the
proposal to streamline private coaching classes has put officials of the
Zonal Education offices in a tight spot. Bereft of any circular or code,
officials attached to the Margao zonal office are at pains to process the
applications for registration received from the representatives of
coaching classes. (H)

GOA SADAN: The House of the state legislative assembly adopted a budgetary
demand on Goa Sadan, amounting to Rs.85 lakh. Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, said the state government by next six months will begin the
construction work on the new Goa Sadan building at Chanakyapuri in New
Delhi. (NT)

CHAPEL OPPOSITE SIDNEY HOSPITAL: PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar told the
House that the chapel opposite Dr Pinto do Rosario maternity hospital
Porvorim would `not be touched` in view of the four-laning of the National
Highway. He was replying to a matter by Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar, who
said due to the `unscientific cutting` of the hill, thee are apprehensions
in the minds of the people that the 400-year-old chapel might have to make
way for the road widening. (H)

TRAVEL MADE EASY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: Cornered by the Opposition, the
Social Welfare Minister Ramrao Dessai said henceforth there would be no
need for senior citizens to get their cards endorsed by KTC for bus travel
concession. The minister said that senior citizens are entitled for 50 per
cent concession to travel by KTC, local buses within Goa and 50 per cent
discount is offered on normal economy class on Indian Airlines domestic
section. (H)

NON-EXISTING SITE: It was revealed in the Goa assembly that the Mormugao
municipality in 2002-03 issued work order Rs.2.8 lakh bitumen road at
Arecal Gina, Sasmollem at Baina, when the site was non-existing. (H)

CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR DEFICIENT MONSOON: Taking note of a delayed monsoon,
the (Central) government on July 13 directed all its concerned ministries,
including agriculture and food, to prepare contingency plans to meet any
eventuality in event of deficient rainfall in the country. (NT)

CUNCOLIM CHIEFTAINS ANNIVERSARY: Cuncolim Chieftains memorial committee
will organise a programme at Tollebhat, Cuncolim, to observe the 421st
anniversary of 16 chieftains from Cuncolim. (GT)

POOR RESPONSE MAY WIPE OFF VILLAGE SCHOOLS: Deputy Director of Education
Anil Pawar has attributed the poor infrastructure in schools at the
village level to the decline in students in these schools. (H)

BAILANCHO SAAD CONDEMN ATTACKS ON WOMEN: Following three rapes being
reported in the state within a week, Bailancho Ekvott, a women's
organisation, has sought to know whether women are really safe in Goa. It
said that women are having to pay the price for the corruption of young
minds and cited the example of video parlous openly stocking pornographic
material which is available to the youth. (NT)

MUMBAI GIRL MISSING: Assumption Dias, a 19-year-old girl from Vakola,
Santa Cruz, East, Mumbai, has been reported missing at the Mapusa police
station. (GT)

MOTORCYCLE PILOT MISSING: Dilip Kalangutkar, a 35-year-old motorcycle
pilot from Salvador do Mundo, has been missing since 5 June along with his
motorcycle. (GT)

RE-LAUNCH OF `NIZ MOG`: Dinfa Productions is re-launching the masterpiece
of late Fr. Freddy J. da Costa`s `Niz Mog` featuring the songs of the `Man
of The Year` award winning play besides five bonus tracks `Doth-Dennem`,
`Sangati`, `Doxea`, `Madar Theresa` & `Konknni Bhas` in a form of a CD &
musicassette, as a tribute to the late Fr. da Costa. The tracks are
re-mixed maintaining the originality. The combination of the lyrics of Fr.
Freddy J. da Costa and the music of Fr. Luis Cotta in 'Niz Mog' tracks was
a craze among Konkani audience in 1985, with orchestration by Agnelo Dias,
Luis Cotta and the famous Syndicate Band. The Compact Disc is priced at
Rs.150 and musicassette at Rs.50.

SIDDESH DOES GOA PROUD: Siddesh Sandeep Naik from Panaji has been selected
to represent India in Tianjin International Children's Cultural & Art
festival and 3rd World Children's Painting competition to be held in China
from 29 July to 2 August. Siddesh is a student from Mushtifund High School
and is presently undergoing training under Pandit Maruti Kurdekar, Kala
Academy, Panaji. (GT)

SURYANARAYANA POSTED CCP COMMISSIONER: Sanjit Rodrigues, the first
commissioner of the Corporation of the City of Panaji, has been
transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment
Society of Goa. Rodrigues will be replaced by N Suryanarayana., who is the
director of the Printing Press and Stationery, and has been asked to hold
charge of Commissioner of CCP. (H)

COMMENDATION CARD: Capt Jesus Benino Furtado, a dare devil officer of the
Indian Army, on Army Day 2004, was awarded the Chief of the Army Staff
Commendation Card for his devotion to duty and courage under fire and acts
of gallantry in Kashmir. Capt JB Furtado is an alumnus of Loyola High
School, Margao, and graduated from SP Chowgule College, Margao. (NT)

S P O R T S

BENJAMIN FOR VIETNAM: FIFA Assistant referee Benjamin Silva is the only
Indian referee, who will officiate in the LG Cup in Vietnam from August 20
to 28. India, who are placed in group A, will play Myanmar on August 22
and Vietnam on August 24. (H)

MAE DE POBRES IN FINALS: Mae de Pobres High School, Nuvem, outplayed Holy
Spirit High School, Margao, 5-1 to move into the finals of the 5th all Goa
under-17 interschool Bro Paulas Memorial football at church grounds in
Chinchinim. (H)

D E A T H S
13 July: Verna: ESTELA ANTAO RODRIGUES: wife of Inacio, mother of
Leo/Ana, Angela/Luis, Rosy/Anthony, Netta/Jose, Edcy/Mario.
12 July: Varca: CRISTALINA MASCARENHAS E CARVALHO: wife of Glorio, mother
of Conception/Salvador, Annie/Luis and Agnelo/Selina. No Condolence
visits.
13 July: Agassaim: FATIMA PALHA: wife of Vincent, mother of Michael,
Maggie, Melesa; sister/sister-in-law of Perpetua/Julio, Adal/Philip
(Dubai), Philip (Kuwait)/Rosaria.

G O A W E A T H E R

Max temp: 29.8 degC; Min temp; 25.6 degC; Humidity: 97% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 836.5 mm
Weather: Dull but dry weather in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.

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