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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 04, 2003

SARS: TOURISTS TO BE SCREENED: Officials of Airport Authority of India
attached to the Dabolim International Airport in close coordination with
State health authorities are reported to be making all out efforts and
increased surveillance over the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS),
which has brought about a scare all around the globe. The immediate task
for the concerned officials is reported to be the arrival of 1,500-odd
charter tourists, who would arrive in the State from Friday (Mar 4) when
the Monarch is scheduled to arrive. Later during the day, another two other
charter flights are expectedAir 2000 and Monarchwhile Saturday and Sunday
would be even more hectic for authorities, as more charter flights carrying
tourists are scheduled to arrive. (H)

BEDLAM IN HOUSE: The dispute between the Treasury and the Opposition
whether the delimitation of constituencies can be discussed in the State
legislative assembly ended in exchange of allegations and eventually
leading to a walk-out by the Opposition. The issue also saw two
adjournment. (NT)

DELIMITATION DRAFT TO BE SCRAPPED: Even as the process of delimitation of
40 Assembly constituencies is set to be initiated all over again, National
Delimitation Commission chairman Justice Kuldip Singh is likely to visit
the State on 12 April for a consultation with the associate members.
Indications are that a meeting of all party MLAs is likely to be held next
week to discuss the matter regarding the preparation of a common proposal
even as the old one, which had caused much controversy and rancour among
MLAs, irrespective of party affiliations, has been discarded. (GT)

STEEL DEMAND IN CHINA: A spurt in the demand for steel in China has
resulted in increased export of iron ore by Mormugao Port Trust thereby
dispelling doubts of a slowing down of the economy, informed chairman of
MPT PK Mohanty. Though output to Japan went down to 8.41 million tonnes
from 9.18 million tonnes last year the traffic at the port during 2002-2003
reached the highest ever figure of 23.65 MT as against 22.93 MT handled in
the previous year. At 18.66 MT, iron ore comprises 79 per cent of the total
goods exported from the port. During the year 183 vessels were loaded with
ore as against 169 last year. The number of containers handled by the port
increased to 9,129 tonnes as against 6,247 tonnes the previous year. The
port earned a total income of Rs.198.25 crore as against Rs.196.95 crore
and recorded a surplus of Rs.37.20 crore as against Rs.7.72 crore. The
petroleum, oil and lubricants traffic went up from 1.49 MT to 1.53 MT. The
port established a record of unloading 10,942 tonnes iron ore on a single
day on 26 February. (GT)

MPT TO ACCOMMODATE BIGGER SHIPS: The Mormugao Port Trust will bid adieu to
the calendar year 2003 proudly, with the ability to accommodate ships with
a draft of 15 metres, as compared to the present 13 metres, thus increasing
the efficiency of the port four fold. The MPT also has scheduled the
completion of their "world class cruise terminal" with the next two years,
with a view to promote tourism in the State. (H)

"TO PROTECT GOANS": More than 75 per cent of the land allotted under the
20-point programmes has either been rented our or sold, informed revenue
Minister Pandurang Madkaikar during question Hour. Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar informed that the government would be amending the 20-point
programme, as it was against Goan interests. "One of the requirements of
programme is that the applicant should not own land anywhere in the State.
We will modify this requirement from 'state' to 'taluka," claimed Mr
Parrikar. Cortalim MLA Mathany Saldanha opined that land acquired under the
20-point programme was sold and later resold for large margins of profit. (H)

AMBELIM DY SARPANCH DISQUALIFIED: Perhaps the first case of its kind
reported since the panchayat polls held in January last year, the deputy
sarpanch of Ambelim village, Michael Rodrigues, has been disqualified from
the membership of the body, for failing to attend four consecutive ordinary
meetings held by the panchayat. (H)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: One Harish Krishna Desai, 70, of Karwar, committed
suicide by hanging himself to a roof with the help of a nylon rope in his
flat in Hill Crest Apartment, near civil court in Mapusa, on 4 April. (GT)

SUICIDE CASE: Sunil S Chari, a 39-year-old man from Shirvade-Navelim in
Salcete is reported to have committed by jumping into the Zuari river at
Borim on Wednesday. (H)

BODY FOUND: Mapusa police recovered the body of an unidentified woman at
Parra late Thursday evening. The deceased, estimated to be about 60 years,
appears to be a beggar. (H)

TRUCK KNOCKS DOWN MAN: Vasant Kumar Dixit, a 58-year-old pedestrian, was
knocked down by a truck near the Panaji post office, while crossing the
road at about 11.55 am yesterday. The truck driver, Mahmoud Nadaf, was
arrested on charges of rash and negligent driving. (GT)

NEWBORN'S BODY FOUND: The dead body of a newly born baby was found near a
hospital at Bambolim on Wednesday. The infant born at the GM Hospital, died
in the hospital. The body was handed over to the parents. However, the
parents abandoned the body near a hospital opposite the GMC. An offence has
been registered against the child's mother, one Shevanti from Canacona. (H)

MINORS RESCUED FROM BAINA: Vasco Police on Thursday rescued six minors from
the infamous red-light area in Baina, Vasco. (H)

ENCROACHMENT ON COMUNIDADE LAND: The South Goa Deputy Collector (LA),
Venancio Furtado, who was entrusted with the work of scrutinizing the
applications for encroachments in South Goa Comunidade property, has
rejected over 500 claims that were put forth for regularization on
encroachments on Comunidade land. (H)

CONFUSION OVER STAMP DUTY: People in Goa are totally confused over the
recent budget announcement made by CM Manohar Parrikar over the existing
stamp duty of 8 per cent being reduced to 5 per cent. Those in the process
of purchasing land have already prepared sale deeds taking into account the
new rates announced by the CM, who is also the Finance minister. (GT)

MEDICLAIM SCHEME RULES RELAXED: The government will issue cheques in favour
of the medical institutions in deserving cases when patients requiring
emergency treatment seek medical aid outside the State under the Mediclaim
Scheme of the State government. Presently, patients have to deposit the
amount in the designated hospitals, and seek reimbursements later. (GT)

SALIGAO SCHOOL'S PEACE MARCH: The students and staff of Lourdes Convent
High School, Saligao, were joined by several parents as they observed a
silent peace march on Thursday to create awareness about the miseries that
the current conflict in the Middle East is bringing about on the innocent
children and civilians of Iraq. (H)

PORTUGUESE COURSE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research will hold a
Portuguese language course for beginners from April 14 to May 21. Contact
XCHR Office, Porvorim, phone 2417772.

FRENCH VISITORS AT FONTAINHAS: Yesterday, the heritage homes of the
celebrated Latin Quarter of Panjim were visited by 300 French, to sample
Goa's culture, art, music, serenading and internationally-acknowledged
hospitality. The French group, who arrived in Goa on April 2, to attend a
conference of the Renault sports car at Hyatt Resort, were provided a mini
Fontainhas Festival by entertainment expert Messias Tavares. Divided in
smaller groups, the tourists visited the select heritage homes and the
three art galleries in Fontainhas, to see the paintings of well-known
artists. At each venue they were welcomed by Goa's top serenaders like
Emiliano da Cruz, Savio & Bruno, Noronha trio, Joaquim de Souza, Malcom duo
and others. Daphne Sequeira played choral music on the organ at the chapel.
Western music was provided by Shelton (solo), Valentino and Cezinho
Fernandes in front of the Sao Sebastiao chapel and at a nearby lane, while
traditional folk dances like the traditional Lamp Dance, Zagor, Dekhni,
Mando and Corredinho were performed by popular folk troupes--Kanta Gaude,
Alegria and Kepechim Kirnam. (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS DRUB TITANIUM: Haywards 2000 Sporting toyed with Titanium to drub
them 7-2 in the Second division National Football League in Jamshedpur.
Hayward's overseas recruit Dudu Macpherlin became the first player to score
a hat-trick in this tournament. (GT)

MONGIA IS WORLD CHAMP: In a historic day for sailing in India, an Indian
has become World Champion in a single-handed sailboat. Nitin Mongia won the
OK Dinghy World Championship with a race to spare in the five-day event at
Dona Paula off Cidade de Goa beach resort. Ben Morrison from New Zealand
moved into the second place overall. (GT)

D E A T H S
03 Apr: Nagoa-Verna: GABRIEL D'COSTA, husband of Anjelina.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.0 deg C (84.2 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Clouds in patches.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 05:03:14 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 04, 2003

SARS: TOURISTS TO BE SCREENED: Officials of Airport Authority of India
attached to the Dabolim International Airport in close coordination with
State health authorities are reported to be making all out efforts and
increased surveillance over the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS),
which has brought about a scare all around the globe. The immediate task
for the concerned officials is reported to be the arrival of 1,500-odd
charter tourists, who would arrive in the State from Friday (Mar 4) when
the Monarch is scheduled to arrive. Later during the day, another two other
charter flights are expectedAir 2000 and Monarchwhile Saturday and Sunday
would be even more hectic for authorities, as more charter flights carrying
tourists are scheduled to arrive. (H)

BEDLAM IN HOUSE: The dispute between the Treasury and the Opposition
whether the delimitation of constituencies can be discussed in the State
legislative assembly ended in exchange of allegations and eventually
leading to a walk-out by the Opposition. The issue also saw two
adjournment. (NT)

DELIMITATION DRAFT TO BE SCRAPPED: Even as the process of delimitation of
40 Assembly constituencies is set to be initiated all over again, National
Delimitation Commission chairman Justice Kuldip Singh is likely to visit
the State on 12 April for a consultation with the associate members.
Indications are that a meeting of all party MLAs is likely to be held next
week to discuss the matter regarding the preparation of a common proposal
even as the old one, which had caused much controversy and rancour among
MLAs, irrespective of party affiliations, has been discarded. (GT)

STEEL DEMAND IN CHINA: A spurt in the demand for steel in China has
resulted in increased export of iron ore by Mormugao Port Trust thereby
dispelling doubts of a slowing down of the economy, informed chairman of
MPT PK Mohanty. Though output to Japan went down to 8.41 million tonnes
from 9.18 million tonnes last year the traffic at the port during 2002-2003
reached the highest ever figure of 23.65 MT as against 22.93 MT handled in
the previous year. At 18.66 MT, iron ore comprises 79 per cent of the total
goods exported from the port. During the year 183 vessels were loaded with
ore as against 169 last year. The number of containers handled by the port
increased to 9,129 tonnes as against 6,247 tonnes the previous year. The
port earned a total income of Rs.198.25 crore as against Rs.196.95 crore
and recorded a surplus of Rs.37.20 crore as against Rs.7.72 crore. The
petroleum, oil and lubricants traffic went up from 1.49 MT to 1.53 MT. The
port established a record of unloading 10,942 tonnes iron ore on a single
day on 26 February. (GT)

MPT TO ACCOMMODATE BIGGER SHIPS: The Mormugao Port Trust will bid adieu to
the calendar year 2003 proudly, with the ability to accommodate ships with
a draft of 15 metres, as compared to the present 13 metres, thus increasing
the efficiency of the port four fold. The MPT also has scheduled the
completion of their "world class cruise terminal" with the next two years,
with a view to promote tourism in the State. (H)

"TO PROTECT GOANS": More than 75 per cent of the land allotted under the
20-point programmes has either been rented our or sold, informed revenue
Minister Pandurang Madkaikar during question Hour. Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar informed that the government would be amending the 20-point
programme, as it was against Goan interests. "One of the requirements of
programme is that the applicant should not own land anywhere in the State.
We will modify this requirement from 'state' to 'taluka," claimed Mr
Parrikar. Cortalim MLA Mathany Saldanha opined that land acquired under the
20-point programme was sold and later resold for large margins of profit. (H)

AMBELIM DY SARPANCH DISQUALIFIED: Perhaps the first case of its kind
reported since the panchayat polls held in January last year, the deputy
sarpanch of Ambelim village, Michael Rodrigues, has been disqualified from
the membership of the body, for failing to attend four consecutive ordinary
meetings held by the panchayat. (H)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: One Harish Krishna Desai, 70, of Karwar, committed
suicide by hanging himself to a roof with the help of a nylon rope in his
flat in Hill Crest Apartment, near civil court in Mapusa, on 4 April. (GT)

SUICIDE CASE: Sunil S Chari, a 39-year-old man from Shirvade-Navelim in
Salcete is reported to have committed by jumping into the Zuari river at
Borim on Wednesday. (H)

BODY FOUND: Mapusa police recovered the body of an unidentified woman at
Parra late Thursday evening. The deceased, estimated to be about 60 years,
appears to be a beggar. (H)

TRUCK KNOCKS DOWN MAN: Vasant Kumar Dixit, a 58-year-old pedestrian, was
knocked down by a truck near the Panaji post office, while crossing the
road at about 11.55 am yesterday. The truck driver, Mahmoud Nadaf, was
arrested on charges of rash and negligent driving. (GT)

NEWBORN'S BODY FOUND: The dead body of a newly born baby was found near a
hospital at Bambolim on Wednesday. The infant born at the GM Hospital, died
in the hospital. The body was handed over to the parents. However, the
parents abandoned the body near a hospital opposite the GMC. An offence has
been registered against the child's mother, one Shevanti from Canacona. (H)

MINORS RESCUED FROM BAINA: Vasco Police on Thursday rescued six minors from
the infamous red-light area in Baina, Vasco. (H)

ENCROACHMENT ON COMUNIDADE LAND: The South Goa Deputy Collector (LA),
Venancio Furtado, who was entrusted with the work of scrutinizing the
applications for encroachments in South Goa Comunidade property, has
rejected over 500 claims that were put forth for regularization on
encroachments on Comunidade land. (H)

CONFUSION OVER STAMP DUTY: People in Goa are totally confused over the
recent budget announcement made by CM Manohar Parrikar over the existing
stamp duty of 8 per cent being reduced to 5 per cent. Those in the process
of purchasing land have already prepared sale deeds taking into account the
new rates announced by the CM, who is also the Finance minister. (GT)

MEDICLAIM SCHEME RULES RELAXED: The government will issue cheques in favour
of the medical institutions in deserving cases when patients requiring
emergency treatment seek medical aid outside the State under the Mediclaim
Scheme of the State government. Presently, patients have to deposit the
amount in the designated hospitals, and seek reimbursements later. (GT)

SALIGAO SCHOOL'S PEACE MARCH: The students and staff of Lourdes Convent
High School, Saligao, were joined by several parents as they observed a
silent peace march on Thursday to create awareness about the miseries that
the current conflict in the Middle East is bringing about on the innocent
children and civilians of Iraq. (H)

PORTUGUESE COURSE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research will hold a
Portuguese language course for beginners from April 14 to May 21. Contact
XCHR Office, Porvorim, phone 2417772.

FRENCH VISITORS AT FONTAINHAS: Yesterday, the heritage homes of the
celebrated Latin Quarter of Panjim were visited by 300 French, to sample
Goa's culture, art, music, serenading and internationally-acknowledged
hospitality. The French group, who arrived in Goa on April 2, to attend a
conference of the Renault sports car at Hyatt Resort, were provided a mini
Fontainhas Festival by entertainment expert Messias Tavares. Divided in
smaller groups, the tourists visited the select heritage homes and the
three art galleries in Fontainhas, to see the paintings of well-known
artists. At each venue they were welcomed by Goa's top serenaders like
Emiliano da Cruz, Savio & Bruno, Noronha trio, Joaquim de Souza, Malcom duo
and others. Daphne Sequeira played choral music on the organ at the chapel.
Western music was provided by Shelton (solo), Valentino and Cezinho
Fernandes in front of the Sao Sebastiao chapel and at a nearby lane, while
traditional folk dances like the traditional Lamp Dance, Zagor, Dekhni,
Mando and Corredinho were performed by popular folk troupes--Kanta Gaude,
Alegria and Kepechim Kirnam. (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS DRUB TITANIUM: Haywards 2000 Sporting toyed with Titanium to drub
them 7-2 in the Second division National Football League in Jamshedpur.
Hayward's overseas recruit Dudu Macpherlin became the first player to score
a hat-trick in this tournament. (GT)

MONGIA IS WORLD CHAMP: In a historic day for sailing in India, an Indian
has become World Champion in a single-handed sailboat. Nitin Mongia won the
OK Dinghy World Championship with a race to spare in the five-day event at
Dona Paula off Cidade de Goa beach resort. Ben Morrison from New Zealand
moved into the second place overall. (GT)

D E A T H S
03 Apr: Nagoa-Verna: GABRIEL D'COSTA, husband of Anjelina.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.0 deg C (84.2 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Clouds in patches.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 05:03:14 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 04, 2003

SARS: TOURISTS TO BE SCREENED: Officials of Airport Authority of India
attached to the Dabolim International Airport in close coordination with
State health authorities are reported to be making all out efforts and
increased surveillance over the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS),
which has brought about a scare all around the globe. The immediate task
for the concerned officials is reported to be the arrival of 1,500-odd
charter tourists, who would arrive in the State from Friday (Mar 4) when
the Monarch is scheduled to arrive. Later during the day, another two other
charter flights are expectedAir 2000 and Monarchwhile Saturday and Sunday
would be even more hectic for authorities, as more charter flights carrying
tourists are scheduled to arrive. (H)

BEDLAM IN HOUSE: The dispute between the Treasury and the Opposition
whether the delimitation of constituencies can be discussed in the State
legislative assembly ended in exchange of allegations and eventually
leading to a walk-out by the Opposition. The issue also saw two
adjournment. (NT)

DELIMITATION DRAFT TO BE SCRAPPED: Even as the process of delimitation of
40 Assembly constituencies is set to be initiated all over again, National
Delimitation Commission chairman Justice Kuldip Singh is likely to visit
the State on 12 April for a consultation with the associate members.
Indications are that a meeting of all party MLAs is likely to be held next
week to discuss the matter regarding the preparation of a common proposal
even as the old one, which had caused much controversy and rancour among
MLAs, irrespective of party affiliations, has been discarded. (GT)

STEEL DEMAND IN CHINA: A spurt in the demand for steel in China has
resulted in increased export of iron ore by Mormugao Port Trust thereby
dispelling doubts of a slowing down of the economy, informed chairman of
MPT PK Mohanty. Though output to Japan went down to 8.41 million tonnes
from 9.18 million tonnes last year the traffic at the port during 2002-2003
reached the highest ever figure of 23.65 MT as against 22.93 MT handled in
the previous year. At 18.66 MT, iron ore comprises 79 per cent of the total
goods exported from the port. During the year 183 vessels were loaded with
ore as against 169 last year. The number of containers handled by the port
increased to 9,129 tonnes as against 6,247 tonnes the previous year. The
port earned a total income of Rs.198.25 crore as against Rs.196.95 crore
and recorded a surplus of Rs.37.20 crore as against Rs.7.72 crore. The
petroleum, oil and lubricants traffic went up from 1.49 MT to 1.53 MT. The
port established a record of unloading 10,942 tonnes iron ore on a single
day on 26 February. (GT)

MPT TO ACCOMMODATE BIGGER SHIPS: The Mormugao Port Trust will bid adieu to
the calendar year 2003 proudly, with the ability to accommodate ships with
a draft of 15 metres, as compared to the present 13 metres, thus increasing
the efficiency of the port four fold. The MPT also has scheduled the
completion of their "world class cruise terminal" with the next two years,
with a view to promote tourism in the State. (H)

"TO PROTECT GOANS": More than 75 per cent of the land allotted under the
20-point programmes has either been rented our or sold, informed revenue
Minister Pandurang Madkaikar during question Hour. Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar informed that the government would be amending the 20-point
programme, as it was against Goan interests. "One of the requirements of
programme is that the applicant should not own land anywhere in the State.
We will modify this requirement from 'state' to 'taluka," claimed Mr
Parrikar. Cortalim MLA Mathany Saldanha opined that land acquired under the
20-point programme was sold and later resold for large margins of profit. (H)

AMBELIM DY SARPANCH DISQUALIFIED: Perhaps the first case of its kind
reported since the panchayat polls held in January last year, the deputy
sarpanch of Ambelim village, Michael Rodrigues, has been disqualified from
the membership of the body, for failing to attend four consecutive ordinary
meetings held by the panchayat. (H)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: One Harish Krishna Desai, 70, of Karwar, committed
suicide by hanging himself to a roof with the help of a nylon rope in his
flat in Hill Crest Apartment, near civil court in Mapusa, on 4 April. (GT)

SUICIDE CASE: Sunil S Chari, a 39-year-old man from Shirvade-Navelim in
Salcete is reported to have committed by jumping into the Zuari river at
Borim on Wednesday. (H)

BODY FOUND: Mapusa police recovered the body of an unidentified woman at
Parra late Thursday evening. The deceased, estimated to be about 60 years,
appears to be a beggar. (H)

TRUCK KNOCKS DOWN MAN: Vasant Kumar Dixit, a 58-year-old pedestrian, was
knocked down by a truck near the Panaji post office, while crossing the
road at about 11.55 am yesterday. The truck driver, Mahmoud Nadaf, was
arrested on charges of rash and negligent driving. (GT)

NEWBORN'S BODY FOUND: The dead body of a newly born baby was found near a
hospital at Bambolim on Wednesday. The infant born at the GM Hospital, died
in the hospital. The body was handed over to the parents. However, the
parents abandoned the body near a hospital opposite the GMC. An offence has
been registered against the child's mother, one Shevanti from Canacona. (H)

MINORS RESCUED FROM BAINA: Vasco Police on Thursday rescued six minors from
the infamous red-light area in Baina, Vasco. (H)

ENCROACHMENT ON COMUNIDADE LAND: The South Goa Deputy Collector (LA),
Venancio Furtado, who was entrusted with the work of scrutinizing the
applications for encroachments in South Goa Comunidade property, has
rejected over 500 claims that were put forth for regularization on
encroachments on Comunidade land. (H)

CONFUSION OVER STAMP DUTY: People in Goa are totally confused over the
recent budget announcement made by CM Manohar Parrikar over the existing
stamp duty of 8 per cent being reduced to 5 per cent. Those in the process
of purchasing land have already prepared sale deeds taking into account the
new rates announced by the CM, who is also the Finance minister. (GT)

MEDICLAIM SCHEME RULES RELAXED: The government will issue cheques in favour
of the medical institutions in deserving cases when patients requiring
emergency treatment seek medical aid outside the State under the Mediclaim
Scheme of the State government. Presently, patients have to deposit the
amount in the designated hospitals, and seek reimbursements later. (GT)

SALIGAO SCHOOL'S PEACE MARCH: The students and staff of Lourdes Convent
High School, Saligao, were joined by several parents as they observed a
silent peace march on Thursday to create awareness about the miseries that
the current conflict in the Middle East is bringing about on the innocent
children and civilians of Iraq. (H)

PORTUGUESE COURSE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research will hold a
Portuguese language course for beginners from April 14 to May 21. Contact
XCHR Office, Porvorim, phone 2417772.

FRENCH VISITORS AT FONTAINHAS: Yesterday, the heritage homes of the
celebrated Latin Quarter of Panjim were visited by 300 French, to sample
Goa's culture, art, music, serenading and internationally-acknowledged
hospitality. The French group, who arrived in Goa on April 2, to attend a
conference of the Renault sports car at Hyatt Resort, were provided a mini
Fontainhas Festival by entertainment expert Messias Tavares. Divided in
smaller groups, the tourists visited the select heritage homes and the
three art galleries in Fontainhas, to see the paintings of well-known
artists. At each venue they were welcomed by Goa's top serenaders like
Emiliano da Cruz, Savio & Bruno, Noronha trio, Joaquim de Souza, Malcom duo
and others. Daphne Sequeira played choral music on the organ at the chapel.
Western music was provided by Shelton (solo), Valentino and Cezinho
Fernandes in front of the Sao Sebastiao chapel and at a nearby lane, while
traditional folk dances like the traditional Lamp Dance, Zagor, Dekhni,
Mando and Corredinho were performed by popular folk troupes--Kanta Gaude,
Alegria and Kepechim Kirnam. (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS DRUB TITANIUM: Haywards 2000 Sporting toyed with Titanium to drub
them 7-2 in the Second division National Football League in Jamshedpur.
Hayward's overseas recruit Dudu Macpherlin became the first player to score
a hat-trick in this tournament. (GT)

MONGIA IS WORLD CHAMP: In a historic day for sailing in India, an Indian
has become World Champion in a single-handed sailboat. Nitin Mongia won the
OK Dinghy World Championship with a race to spare in the five-day event at
Dona Paula off Cidade de Goa beach resort. Ben Morrison from New Zealand
moved into the second place overall. (GT)

D E A T H S
03 Apr: Nagoa-Verna: GABRIEL D'COSTA, husband of Anjelina.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.0 deg C (84.2 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Clouds in patches.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 05:03:14 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 04, 2003

SARS: TOURISTS TO BE SCREENED: Officials of Airport Authority of India
attached to the Dabolim International Airport in close coordination with
State health authorities are reported to be making all out efforts and
increased surveillance over the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS),
which has brought about a scare all around the globe. The immediate task
for the concerned officials is reported to be the arrival of 1,500-odd
charter tourists, who would arrive in the State from Friday (Mar 4) when
the Monarch is scheduled to arrive. Later during the day, another two other
charter flights are expectedAir 2000 and Monarchwhile Saturday and Sunday
would be even more hectic for authorities, as more charter flights carrying
tourists are scheduled to arrive. (H)

BEDLAM IN HOUSE: The dispute between the Treasury and the Opposition
whether the delimitation of constituencies can be discussed in the State
legislative assembly ended in exchange of allegations and eventually
leading to a walk-out by the Opposition. The issue also saw two
adjournment. (NT)

DELIMITATION DRAFT TO BE SCRAPPED: Even as the process of delimitation of
40 Assembly constituencies is set to be initiated all over again, National
Delimitation Commission chairman Justice Kuldip Singh is likely to visit
the State on 12 April for a consultation with the associate members.
Indications are that a meeting of all party MLAs is likely to be held next
week to discuss the matter regarding the preparation of a common proposal
even as the old one, which had caused much controversy and rancour among
MLAs, irrespective of party affiliations, has been discarded. (GT)

STEEL DEMAND IN CHINA: A spurt in the demand for steel in China has
resulted in increased export of iron ore by Mormugao Port Trust thereby
dispelling doubts of a slowing down of the economy, informed chairman of
MPT PK Mohanty. Though output to Japan went down to 8.41 million tonnes
from 9.18 million tonnes last year the traffic at the port during 2002-2003
reached the highest ever figure of 23.65 MT as against 22.93 MT handled in
the previous year. At 18.66 MT, iron ore comprises 79 per cent of the total
goods exported from the port. During the year 183 vessels were loaded with
ore as against 169 last year. The number of containers handled by the port
increased to 9,129 tonnes as against 6,247 tonnes the previous year. The
port earned a total income of Rs.198.25 crore as against Rs.196.95 crore
and recorded a surplus of Rs.37.20 crore as against Rs.7.72 crore. The
petroleum, oil and lubricants traffic went up from 1.49 MT to 1.53 MT. The
port established a record of unloading 10,942 tonnes iron ore on a single
day on 26 February. (GT)

MPT TO ACCOMMODATE BIGGER SHIPS: The Mormugao Port Trust will bid adieu to
the calendar year 2003 proudly, with the ability to accommodate ships with
a draft of 15 metres, as compared to the present 13 metres, thus increasing
the efficiency of the port four fold. The MPT also has scheduled the
completion of their "world class cruise terminal" with the next two years,
with a view to promote tourism in the State. (H)

"TO PROTECT GOANS": More than 75 per cent of the land allotted under the
20-point programmes has either been rented our or sold, informed revenue
Minister Pandurang Madkaikar during question Hour. Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar informed that the government would be amending the 20-point
programme, as it was against Goan interests. "One of the requirements of
programme is that the applicant should not own land anywhere in the State.
We will modify this requirement from 'state' to 'taluka," claimed Mr
Parrikar. Cortalim MLA Mathany Saldanha opined that land acquired under the
20-point programme was sold and later resold for large margins of profit. (H)

AMBELIM DY SARPANCH DISQUALIFIED: Perhaps the first case of its kind
reported since the panchayat polls held in January last year, the deputy
sarpanch of Ambelim village, Michael Rodrigues, has been disqualified from
the membership of the body, for failing to attend four consecutive ordinary
meetings held by the panchayat. (H)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: One Harish Krishna Desai, 70, of Karwar, committed
suicide by hanging himself to a roof with the help of a nylon rope in his
flat in Hill Crest Apartment, near civil court in Mapusa, on 4 April. (GT)

SUICIDE CASE: Sunil S Chari, a 39-year-old man from Shirvade-Navelim in
Salcete is reported to have committed by jumping into the Zuari river at
Borim on Wednesday. (H)

BODY FOUND: Mapusa police recovered the body of an unidentified woman at
Parra late Thursday evening. The deceased, estimated to be about 60 years,
appears to be a beggar. (H)

TRUCK KNOCKS DOWN MAN: Vasant Kumar Dixit, a 58-year-old pedestrian, was
knocked down by a truck near the Panaji post office, while crossing the
road at about 11.55 am yesterday. The truck driver, Mahmoud Nadaf, was
arrested on charges of rash and negligent driving. (GT)

NEWBORN'S BODY FOUND: The dead body of a newly born baby was found near a
hospital at Bambolim on Wednesday. The infant born at the GM Hospital, died
in the hospital. The body was handed over to the parents. However, the
parents abandoned the body near a hospital opposite the GMC. An offence has
been registered against the child's mother, one Shevanti from Canacona. (H)

MINORS RESCUED FROM BAINA: Vasco Police on Thursday rescued six minors from
the infamous red-light area in Baina, Vasco. (H)

ENCROACHMENT ON COMUNIDADE LAND: The South Goa Deputy Collector (LA),
Venancio Furtado, who was entrusted with the work of scrutinizing the
applications for encroachments in South Goa Comunidade property, has
rejected over 500 claims that were put forth for regularization on
encroachments on Comunidade land. (H)

CONFUSION OVER STAMP DUTY: People in Goa are totally confused over the
recent budget announcement made by CM Manohar Parrikar over the existing
stamp duty of 8 per cent being reduced to 5 per cent. Those in the process
of purchasing land have already prepared sale deeds taking into account the
new rates announced by the CM, who is also the Finance minister. (GT)

MEDICLAIM SCHEME RULES RELAXED: The government will issue cheques in favour
of the medical institutions in deserving cases when patients requiring
emergency treatment seek medical aid outside the State under the Mediclaim
Scheme of the State government. Presently, patients have to deposit the
amount in the designated hospitals, and seek reimbursements later. (GT)

SALIGAO SCHOOL'S PEACE MARCH: The students and staff of Lourdes Convent
High School, Saligao, were joined by several parents as they observed a
silent peace march on Thursday to create awareness about the miseries that
the current conflict in the Middle East is bringing about on the innocent
children and civilians of Iraq. (H)

PORTUGUESE COURSE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research will hold a
Portuguese language course for beginners from April 14 to May 21. Contact
XCHR Office, Porvorim, phone 2417772.

FRENCH VISITORS AT FONTAINHAS: Yesterday, the heritage homes of the
celebrated Latin Quarter of Panjim were visited by 300 French, to sample
Goa's culture, art, music, serenading and internationally-acknowledged
hospitality. The French group, who arrived in Goa on April 2, to attend a
conference of the Renault sports car at Hyatt Resort, were provided a mini
Fontainhas Festival by entertainment expert Messias Tavares. Divided in
smaller groups, the tourists visited the select heritage homes and the
three art galleries in Fontainhas, to see the paintings of well-known
artists. At each venue they were welcomed by Goa's top serenaders like
Emiliano da Cruz, Savio & Bruno, Noronha trio, Joaquim de Souza, Malcom duo
and others. Daphne Sequeira played choral music on the organ at the chapel.
Western music was provided by Shelton (solo), Valentino and Cezinho
Fernandes in front of the Sao Sebastiao chapel and at a nearby lane, while
traditional folk dances like the traditional Lamp Dance, Zagor, Dekhni,
Mando and Corredinho were performed by popular folk troupes--Kanta Gaude,
Alegria and Kepechim Kirnam. (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS DRUB TITANIUM: Haywards 2000 Sporting toyed with Titanium to drub
them 7-2 in the Second division National Football League in Jamshedpur.
Hayward's overseas recruit Dudu Macpherlin became the first player to score
a hat-trick in this tournament. (GT)

MONGIA IS WORLD CHAMP: In a historic day for sailing in India, an Indian
has become World Champion in a single-handed sailboat. Nitin Mongia won the
OK Dinghy World Championship with a race to spare in the five-day event at
Dona Paula off Cidade de Goa beach resort. Ben Morrison from New Zealand
moved into the second place overall. (GT)

D E A T H S
03 Apr: Nagoa-Verna: GABRIEL D'COSTA, husband of Anjelina.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.0 deg C (84.2 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Clouds in patches.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 05:03:14 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 04, 2003

SARS: TOURISTS TO BE SCREENED: Officials of Airport Authority of India
attached to the Dabolim International Airport in close coordination with
State health authorities are reported to be making all out efforts and
increased surveillance over the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS),
which has brought about a scare all around the globe. The immediate task
for the concerned officials is reported to be the arrival of 1,500-odd
charter tourists, who would arrive in the State from Friday (Mar 4) when
the Monarch is scheduled to arrive. Later during the day, another two other
charter flights are expectedAir 2000 and Monarchwhile Saturday and Sunday
would be even more hectic for authorities, as more charter flights carrying
tourists are scheduled to arrive. (H)

BEDLAM IN HOUSE: The dispute between the Treasury and the Opposition
whether the delimitation of constituencies can be discussed in the State
legislative assembly ended in exchange of allegations and eventually
leading to a walk-out by the Opposition. The issue also saw two
adjournment. (NT)

DELIMITATION DRAFT TO BE SCRAPPED: Even as the process of delimitation of
40 Assembly constituencies is set to be initiated all over again, National
Delimitation Commission chairman Justice Kuldip Singh is likely to visit
the State on 12 April for a consultation with the associate members.
Indications are that a meeting of all party MLAs is likely to be held next
week to discuss the matter regarding the preparation of a common proposal
even as the old one, which had caused much controversy and rancour among
MLAs, irrespective of party affiliations, has been discarded. (GT)

STEEL DEMAND IN CHINA: A spurt in the demand for steel in China has
resulted in increased export of iron ore by Mormugao Port Trust thereby
dispelling doubts of a slowing down of the economy, informed chairman of
MPT PK Mohanty. Though output to Japan went down to 8.41 million tonnes
from 9.18 million tonnes last year the traffic at the port during 2002-2003
reached the highest ever figure of 23.65 MT as against 22.93 MT handled in
the previous year. At 18.66 MT, iron ore comprises 79 per cent of the total
goods exported from the port. During the year 183 vessels were loaded with
ore as against 169 last year. The number of containers handled by the port
increased to 9,129 tonnes as against 6,247 tonnes the previous year. The
port earned a total income of Rs.198.25 crore as against Rs.196.95 crore
and recorded a surplus of Rs.37.20 crore as against Rs.7.72 crore. The
petroleum, oil and lubricants traffic went up from 1.49 MT to 1.53 MT. The
port established a record of unloading 10,942 tonnes iron ore on a single
day on 26 February. (GT)

MPT TO ACCOMMODATE BIGGER SHIPS: The Mormugao Port Trust will bid adieu to
the calendar year 2003 proudly, with the ability to accommodate ships with
a draft of 15 metres, as compared to the present 13 metres, thus increasing
the efficiency of the port four fold. The MPT also has scheduled the
completion of their "world class cruise terminal" with the next two years,
with a view to promote tourism in the State. (H)

"TO PROTECT GOANS": More than 75 per cent of the land allotted under the
20-point programmes has either been rented our or sold, informed revenue
Minister Pandurang Madkaikar during question Hour. Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar informed that the government would be amending the 20-point
programme, as it was against Goan interests. "One of the requirements of
programme is that the applicant should not own land anywhere in the State.
We will modify this requirement from 'state' to 'taluka," claimed Mr
Parrikar. Cortalim MLA Mathany Saldanha opined that land acquired under the
20-point programme was sold and later resold for large margins of profit. (H)

AMBELIM DY SARPANCH DISQUALIFIED: Perhaps the first case of its kind
reported since the panchayat polls held in January last year, the deputy
sarpanch of Ambelim village, Michael Rodrigues, has been disqualified from
the membership of the body, for failing to attend four consecutive ordinary
meetings held by the panchayat. (H)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: One Harish Krishna Desai, 70, of Karwar, committed
suicide by hanging himself to a roof with the help of a nylon rope in his
flat in Hill Crest Apartment, near civil court in Mapusa, on 4 April. (GT)

SUICIDE CASE: Sunil S Chari, a 39-year-old man from Shirvade-Navelim in
Salcete is reported to have committed by jumping into the Zuari river at
Borim on Wednesday. (H)

BODY FOUND: Mapusa police recovered the body of an unidentified woman at
Parra late Thursday evening. The deceased, estimated to be about 60 years,
appears to be a beggar. (H)

TRUCK KNOCKS DOWN MAN: Vasant Kumar Dixit, a 58-year-old pedestrian, was
knocked down by a truck near the Panaji post office, while crossing the
road at about 11.55 am yesterday. The truck driver, Mahmoud Nadaf, was
arrested on charges of rash and negligent driving. (GT)

NEWBORN'S BODY FOUND: The dead body of a newly born baby was found near a
hospital at Bambolim on Wednesday. The infant born at the GM Hospital, died
in the hospital. The body was handed over to the parents. However, the
parents abandoned the body near a hospital opposite the GMC. An offence has
been registered against the child's mother, one Shevanti from Canacona. (H)

MINORS RESCUED FROM BAINA: Vasco Police on Thursday rescued six minors from
the infamous red-light area in Baina, Vasco. (H)

ENCROACHMENT ON COMUNIDADE LAND: The South Goa Deputy Collector (LA),
Venancio Furtado, who was entrusted with the work of scrutinizing the
applications for encroachments in South Goa Comunidade property, has
rejected over 500 claims that were put forth for regularization on
encroachments on Comunidade land. (H)

CONFUSION OVER STAMP DUTY: People in Goa are totally confused over the
recent budget announcement made by CM Manohar Parrikar over the existing
stamp duty of 8 per cent being reduced to 5 per cent. Those in the process
of purchasing land have already prepared sale deeds taking into account the
new rates announced by the CM, who is also the Finance minister. (GT)

MEDICLAIM SCHEME RULES RELAXED: The government will issue cheques in favour
of the medical institutions in deserving cases when patients requiring
emergency treatment seek medical aid outside the State under the Mediclaim
Scheme of the State government. Presently, patients have to deposit the
amount in the designated hospitals, and seek reimbursements later. (GT)

SALIGAO SCHOOL'S PEACE MARCH: The students and staff of Lourdes Convent
High School, Saligao, were joined by several parents as they observed a
silent peace march on Thursday to create awareness about the miseries that
the current conflict in the Middle East is bringing about on the innocent
children and civilians of Iraq. (H)

PORTUGUESE COURSE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research will hold a
Portuguese language course for beginners from April 14 to May 21. Contact
XCHR Office, Porvorim, phone 2417772.

FRENCH VISITORS AT FONTAINHAS: Yesterday, the heritage homes of the
celebrated Latin Quarter of Panjim were visited by 300 French, to sample
Goa's culture, art, music, serenading and internationally-acknowledged
hospitality. The French group, who arrived in Goa on April 2, to attend a
conference of the Renault sports car at Hyatt Resort, were provided a mini
Fontainhas Festival by entertainment expert Messias Tavares. Divided in
smaller groups, the tourists visited the select heritage homes and the
three art galleries in Fontainhas, to see the paintings of well-known
artists. At each venue they were welcomed by Goa's top serenaders like
Emiliano da Cruz, Savio & Bruno, Noronha trio, Joaquim de Souza, Malcom duo
and others. Daphne Sequeira played choral music on the organ at the chapel.
Western music was provided by Shelton (solo), Valentino and Cezinho
Fernandes in front of the Sao Sebastiao chapel and at a nearby lane, while
traditional folk dances like the traditional Lamp Dance, Zagor, Dekhni,
Mando and Corredinho were performed by popular folk troupes--Kanta Gaude,
Alegria and Kepechim Kirnam. (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS DRUB TITANIUM: Haywards 2000 Sporting toyed with Titanium to drub
them 7-2 in the Second division National Football League in Jamshedpur.
Hayward's overseas recruit Dudu Macpherlin became the first player to score
a hat-trick in this tournament. (GT)

MONGIA IS WORLD CHAMP: In a historic day for sailing in India, an Indian
has become World Champion in a single-handed sailboat. Nitin Mongia won the
OK Dinghy World Championship with a race to spare in the five-day event at
Dona Paula off Cidade de Goa beach resort. Ben Morrison from New Zealand
moved into the second place overall. (GT)

D E A T H S
03 Apr: Nagoa-Verna: GABRIEL D'COSTA, husband of Anjelina.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.0 deg C (84.2 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Clouds in patches.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 05:03:14 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 04, 2003

SARS: TOURISTS TO BE SCREENED: Officials of Airport Authority of India
attached to the Dabolim International Airport in close coordination with
State health authorities are reported to be making all out efforts and
increased surveillance over the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS),
which has brought about a scare all around the globe. The immediate task
for the concerned officials is reported to be the arrival of 1,500-odd
charter tourists, who would arrive in the State from Friday (Mar 4) when
the Monarch is scheduled to arrive. Later during the day, another two other
charter flights are expectedAir 2000 and Monarchwhile Saturday and Sunday
would be even more hectic for authorities, as more charter flights carrying
tourists are scheduled to arrive. (H)

BEDLAM IN HOUSE: The dispute between the Treasury and the Opposition
whether the delimitation of constituencies can be discussed in the State
legislative assembly ended in exchange of allegations and eventually
leading to a walk-out by the Opposition. The issue also saw two
adjournment. (NT)

DELIMITATION DRAFT TO BE SCRAPPED: Even as the process of delimitation of
40 Assembly constituencies is set to be initiated all over again, National
Delimitation Commission chairman Justice Kuldip Singh is likely to visit
the State on 12 April for a consultation with the associate members.
Indications are that a meeting of all party MLAs is likely to be held next
week to discuss the matter regarding the preparation of a common proposal
even as the old one, which had caused much controversy and rancour among
MLAs, irrespective of party affiliations, has been discarded. (GT)

STEEL DEMAND IN CHINA: A spurt in the demand for steel in China has
resulted in increased export of iron ore by Mormugao Port Trust thereby
dispelling doubts of a slowing down of the economy, informed chairman of
MPT PK Mohanty. Though output to Japan went down to 8.41 million tonnes
from 9.18 million tonnes last year the traffic at the port during 2002-2003
reached the highest ever figure of 23.65 MT as against 22.93 MT handled in
the previous year. At 18.66 MT, iron ore comprises 79 per cent of the total
goods exported from the port. During the year 183 vessels were loaded with
ore as against 169 last year. The number of containers handled by the port
increased to 9,129 tonnes as against 6,247 tonnes the previous year. The
port earned a total income of Rs.198.25 crore as against Rs.196.95 crore
and recorded a surplus of Rs.37.20 crore as against Rs.7.72 crore. The
petroleum, oil and lubricants traffic went up from 1.49 MT to 1.53 MT. The
port established a record of unloading 10,942 tonnes iron ore on a single
day on 26 February. (GT)

MPT TO ACCOMMODATE BIGGER SHIPS: The Mormugao Port Trust will bid adieu to
the calendar year 2003 proudly, with the ability to accommodate ships with
a draft of 15 metres, as compared to the present 13 metres, thus increasing
the efficiency of the port four fold. The MPT also has scheduled the
completion of their "world class cruise terminal" with the next two years,
with a view to promote tourism in the State. (H)

"TO PROTECT GOANS": More than 75 per cent of the land allotted under the
20-point programmes has either been rented our or sold, informed revenue
Minister Pandurang Madkaikar during question Hour. Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar informed that the government would be amending the 20-point
programme, as it was against Goan interests. "One of the requirements of
programme is that the applicant should not own land anywhere in the State.
We will modify this requirement from 'state' to 'taluka," claimed Mr
Parrikar. Cortalim MLA Mathany Saldanha opined that land acquired under the
20-point programme was sold and later resold for large margins of profit. (H)

AMBELIM DY SARPANCH DISQUALIFIED: Perhaps the first case of its kind
reported since the panchayat polls held in January last year, the deputy
sarpanch of Ambelim village, Michael Rodrigues, has been disqualified from
the membership of the body, for failing to attend four consecutive ordinary
meetings held by the panchayat. (H)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: One Harish Krishna Desai, 70, of Karwar, committed
suicide by hanging himself to a roof with the help of a nylon rope in his
flat in Hill Crest Apartment, near civil court in Mapusa, on 4 April. (GT)

SUICIDE CASE: Sunil S Chari, a 39-year-old man from Shirvade-Navelim in
Salcete is reported to have committed by jumping into the Zuari river at
Borim on Wednesday. (H)

BODY FOUND: Mapusa police recovered the body of an unidentified woman at
Parra late Thursday evening. The deceased, estimated to be about 60 years,
appears to be a beggar. (H)

TRUCK KNOCKS DOWN MAN: Vasant Kumar Dixit, a 58-year-old pedestrian, was
knocked down by a truck near the Panaji post office, while crossing the
road at about 11.55 am yesterday. The truck driver, Mahmoud Nadaf, was
arrested on charges of rash and negligent driving. (GT)

NEWBORN'S BODY FOUND: The dead body of a newly born baby was found near a
hospital at Bambolim on Wednesday. The infant born at the GM Hospital, died
in the hospital. The body was handed over to the parents. However, the
parents abandoned the body near a hospital opposite the GMC. An offence has
been registered against the child's mother, one Shevanti from Canacona. (H)

MINORS RESCUED FROM BAINA: Vasco Police on Thursday rescued six minors from
the infamous red-light area in Baina, Vasco. (H)

ENCROACHMENT ON COMUNIDADE LAND: The South Goa Deputy Collector (LA),
Venancio Furtado, who was entrusted with the work of scrutinizing the
applications for encroachments in South Goa Comunidade property, has
rejected over 500 claims that were put forth for regularization on
encroachments on Comunidade land. (H)

CONFUSION OVER STAMP DUTY: People in Goa are totally confused over the
recent budget announcement made by CM Manohar Parrikar over the existing
stamp duty of 8 per cent being reduced to 5 per cent. Those in the process
of purchasing land have already prepared sale deeds taking into account the
new rates announced by the CM, who is also the Finance minister. (GT)

MEDICLAIM SCHEME RULES RELAXED: The government will issue cheques in favour
of the medical institutions in deserving cases when patients requiring
emergency treatment seek medical aid outside the State under the Mediclaim
Scheme of the State government. Presently, patients have to deposit the
amount in the designated hospitals, and seek reimbursements later. (GT)

SALIGAO SCHOOL'S PEACE MARCH: The students and staff of Lourdes Convent
High School, Saligao, were joined by several parents as they observed a
silent peace march on Thursday to create awareness about the miseries that
the current conflict in the Middle East is bringing about on the innocent
children and civilians of Iraq. (H)

PORTUGUESE COURSE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research will hold a
Portuguese language course for beginners from April 14 to May 21. Contact
XCHR Office, Porvorim, phone 2417772.

FRENCH VISITORS AT FONTAINHAS: Yesterday, the heritage homes of the
celebrated Latin Quarter of Panjim were visited by 300 French, to sample
Goa's culture, art, music, serenading and internationally-acknowledged
hospitality. The French group, who arrived in Goa on April 2, to attend a
conference of the Renault sports car at Hyatt Resort, were provided a mini
Fontainhas Festival by entertainment expert Messias Tavares. Divided in
smaller groups, the tourists visited the select heritage homes and the
three art galleries in Fontainhas, to see the paintings of well-known
artists. At each venue they were welcomed by Goa's top serenaders like
Emiliano da Cruz, Savio & Bruno, Noronha trio, Joaquim de Souza, Malcom duo
and others. Daphne Sequeira played choral music on the organ at the chapel.
Western music was provided by Shelton (solo), Valentino and Cezinho
Fernandes in front of the Sao Sebastiao chapel and at a nearby lane, while
traditional folk dances like the traditional Lamp Dance, Zagor, Dekhni,
Mando and Corredinho were performed by popular folk troupes--Kanta Gaude,
Alegria and Kepechim Kirnam. (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS DRUB TITANIUM: Haywards 2000 Sporting toyed with Titanium to drub
them 7-2 in the Second division National Football League in Jamshedpur.
Hayward's overseas recruit Dudu Macpherlin became the first player to score
a hat-trick in this tournament. (GT)

MONGIA IS WORLD CHAMP: In a historic day for sailing in India, an Indian
has become World Champion in a single-handed sailboat. Nitin Mongia won the
OK Dinghy World Championship with a race to spare in the five-day event at
Dona Paula off Cidade de Goa beach resort. Ben Morrison from New Zealand
moved into the second place overall. (GT)

D E A T H S
03 Apr: Nagoa-Verna: GABRIEL D'COSTA, husband of Anjelina.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.0 deg C (84.2 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Clouds in patches.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 05:03:14 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 04, 2003

SARS: TOURISTS TO BE SCREENED: Officials of Airport Authority of India
attached to the Dabolim International Airport in close coordination with
State health authorities are reported to be making all out efforts and
increased surveillance over the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS),
which has brought about a scare all around the globe. The immediate task
for the concerned officials is reported to be the arrival of 1,500-odd
charter tourists, who would arrive in the State from Friday (Mar 4) when
the Monarch is scheduled to arrive. Later during the day, another two other
charter flights are expectedAir 2000 and Monarchwhile Saturday and Sunday
would be even more hectic for authorities, as more charter flights carrying
tourists are scheduled to arrive. (H)

BEDLAM IN HOUSE: The dispute between the Treasury and the Opposition
whether the delimitation of constituencies can be discussed in the State
legislative assembly ended in exchange of allegations and eventually
leading to a walk-out by the Opposition. The issue also saw two
adjournment. (NT)

DELIMITATION DRAFT TO BE SCRAPPED: Even as the process of delimitation of
40 Assembly constituencies is set to be initiated all over again, National
Delimitation Commission chairman Justice Kuldip Singh is likely to visit
the State on 12 April for a consultation with the associate members.
Indications are that a meeting of all party MLAs is likely to be held next
week to discuss the matter regarding the preparation of a common proposal
even as the old one, which had caused much controversy and rancour among
MLAs, irrespective of party affiliations, has been discarded. (GT)

STEEL DEMAND IN CHINA: A spurt in the demand for steel in China has
resulted in increased export of iron ore by Mormugao Port Trust thereby
dispelling doubts of a slowing down of the economy, informed chairman of
MPT PK Mohanty. Though output to Japan went down to 8.41 million tonnes
from 9.18 million tonnes last year the traffic at the port during 2002-2003
reached the highest ever figure of 23.65 MT as against 22.93 MT handled in
the previous year. At 18.66 MT, iron ore comprises 79 per cent of the total
goods exported from the port. During the year 183 vessels were loaded with
ore as against 169 last year. The number of containers handled by the port
increased to 9,129 tonnes as against 6,247 tonnes the previous year. The
port earned a total income of Rs.198.25 crore as against Rs.196.95 crore
and recorded a surplus of Rs.37.20 crore as against Rs.7.72 crore. The
petroleum, oil and lubricants traffic went up from 1.49 MT to 1.53 MT. The
port established a record of unloading 10,942 tonnes iron ore on a single
day on 26 February. (GT)

MPT TO ACCOMMODATE BIGGER SHIPS: The Mormugao Port Trust will bid adieu to
the calendar year 2003 proudly, with the ability to accommodate ships with
a draft of 15 metres, as compared to the present 13 metres, thus increasing
the efficiency of the port four fold. The MPT also has scheduled the
completion of their "world class cruise terminal" with the next two years,
with a view to promote tourism in the State. (H)

"TO PROTECT GOANS": More than 75 per cent of the land allotted under the
20-point programmes has either been rented our or sold, informed revenue
Minister Pandurang Madkaikar during question Hour. Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar informed that the government would be amending the 20-point
programme, as it was against Goan interests. "One of the requirements of
programme is that the applicant should not own land anywhere in the State.
We will modify this requirement from 'state' to 'taluka," claimed Mr
Parrikar. Cortalim MLA Mathany Saldanha opined that land acquired under the
20-point programme was sold and later resold for large margins of profit. (H)

AMBELIM DY SARPANCH DISQUALIFIED: Perhaps the first case of its kind
reported since the panchayat polls held in January last year, the deputy
sarpanch of Ambelim village, Michael Rodrigues, has been disqualified from
the membership of the body, for failing to attend four consecutive ordinary
meetings held by the panchayat. (H)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: One Harish Krishna Desai, 70, of Karwar, committed
suicide by hanging himself to a roof with the help of a nylon rope in his
flat in Hill Crest Apartment, near civil court in Mapusa, on 4 April. (GT)

SUICIDE CASE: Sunil S Chari, a 39-year-old man from Shirvade-Navelim in
Salcete is reported to have committed by jumping into the Zuari river at
Borim on Wednesday. (H)

BODY FOUND: Mapusa police recovered the body of an unidentified woman at
Parra late Thursday evening. The deceased, estimated to be about 60 years,
appears to be a beggar. (H)

TRUCK KNOCKS DOWN MAN: Vasant Kumar Dixit, a 58-year-old pedestrian, was
knocked down by a truck near the Panaji post office, while crossing the
road at about 11.55 am yesterday. The truck driver, Mahmoud Nadaf, was
arrested on charges of rash and negligent driving. (GT)

NEWBORN'S BODY FOUND: The dead body of a newly born baby was found near a
hospital at Bambolim on Wednesday. The infant born at the GM Hospital, died
in the hospital. The body was handed over to the parents. However, the
parents abandoned the body near a hospital opposite the GMC. An offence has
been registered against the child's mother, one Shevanti from Canacona. (H)

MINORS RESCUED FROM BAINA: Vasco Police on Thursday rescued six minors from
the infamous red-light area in Baina, Vasco. (H)

ENCROACHMENT ON COMUNIDADE LAND: The South Goa Deputy Collector (LA),
Venancio Furtado, who was entrusted with the work of scrutinizing the
applications for encroachments in South Goa Comunidade property, has
rejected over 500 claims that were put forth for regularization on
encroachments on Comunidade land. (H)

CONFUSION OVER STAMP DUTY: People in Goa are totally confused over the
recent budget announcement made by CM Manohar Parrikar over the existing
stamp duty of 8 per cent being reduced to 5 per cent. Those in the process
of purchasing land have already prepared sale deeds taking into account the
new rates announced by the CM, who is also the Finance minister. (GT)

MEDICLAIM SCHEME RULES RELAXED: The government will issue cheques in favour
of the medical institutions in deserving cases when patients requiring
emergency treatment seek medical aid outside the State under the Mediclaim
Scheme of the State government. Presently, patients have to deposit the
amount in the designated hospitals, and seek reimbursements later. (GT)

SALIGAO SCHOOL'S PEACE MARCH: The students and staff of Lourdes Convent
High School, Saligao, were joined by several parents as they observed a
silent peace march on Thursday to create awareness about the miseries that
the current conflict in the Middle East is bringing about on the innocent
children and civilians of Iraq. (H)

PORTUGUESE COURSE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research will hold a
Portuguese language course for beginners from April 14 to May 21. Contact
XCHR Office, Porvorim, phone 2417772.

FRENCH VISITORS AT FONTAINHAS: Yesterday, the heritage homes of the
celebrated Latin Quarter of Panjim were visited by 300 French, to sample
Goa's culture, art, music, serenading and internationally-acknowledged
hospitality. The French group, who arrived in Goa on April 2, to attend a
conference of the Renault sports car at Hyatt Resort, were provided a mini
Fontainhas Festival by entertainment expert Messias Tavares. Divided in
smaller groups, the tourists visited the select heritage homes and the
three art galleries in Fontainhas, to see the paintings of well-known
artists. At each venue they were welcomed by Goa's top serenaders like
Emiliano da Cruz, Savio & Bruno, Noronha trio, Joaquim de Souza, Malcom duo
and others. Daphne Sequeira played choral music on the organ at the chapel.
Western music was provided by Shelton (solo), Valentino and Cezinho
Fernandes in front of the Sao Sebastiao chapel and at a nearby lane, while
traditional folk dances like the traditional Lamp Dance, Zagor, Dekhni,
Mando and Corredinho were performed by popular folk troupes--Kanta Gaude,
Alegria and Kepechim Kirnam. (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

HAYWARDS DRUB TITANIUM: Haywards 2000 Sporting toyed with Titanium to drub
them 7-2 in the Second division National Football League in Jamshedpur.
Hayward's overseas recruit Dudu Macpherlin became the first player to score
a hat-trick in this tournament. (GT)

MONGIA IS WORLD CHAMP: In a historic day for sailing in India, an Indian
has become World Champion in a single-handed sailboat. Nitin Mongia won the
OK Dinghy World Championship with a race to spare in the five-day event at
Dona Paula off Cidade de Goa beach resort. Ben Morrison from New Zealand
moved into the second place overall. (GT)

D E A T H S
03 Apr: Nagoa-Verna: GABRIEL D'COSTA, husband of Anjelina.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.0 deg C (84.2 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: Clouds in patches.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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