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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
31 Dec 2003

GOMANT VISHWA SAMMELAN FROM 3 JAN: The Goan diaspora spread out all over the
world will have an opportunity to interact with each other and their friends
back home at the three-day Gomant Vishwa Sammelan at the Kala Academy from 3
January, 2004. CM Manohar Parrikar said getting the non-resident Indians and
non-resident Goans to invest in the State was not the sole aim of the global
Goans conclave 2004. We want them to feel a sense of belonging to the
place," he said. Governor Kidar Nath Sahani would inaugurate the even on
Saturday at 9.30 am. (GT)

TOURIST INFLOW TOUCHES A NEW HIGH: Keeping up to expectations, thousands of
domestic tourists have arrived in Goa to usher in the New Year for which
several programmes and dances have been organised even as the Tourism
department has claimed that the inflow of tourist this year has touched the
two million mark. Enquiries indicated that it was difficult to get
accommodation for the tourists who had not done reservations earlier. A
large number of domestic tourists have come in private vehicles and the
traffic police had a tough time in regulating traffic along the highway and
coastal roads. (H)

NATION'S FIRST MARINE PARK AT BRITONA: The State government will set up the
first marine park of the country, costing around Rs.16 crore, at Britona,
with an objective to give a boost to the State tourism. The Chief Minister,
Mr Manohar Parrikar, has already given the green signal to the project,
which will be completed within a period of 2 years. The park would include a
number of recreational features such as speed boats, water sports, boas with
entertainment performances and so on. (NT)

A STUDENT-FRIENDLY YEAR: Strengthening infrastructure in schools and
improving the quality of teaching in general were the twin goals before the
Education Department which distributed many a goodies to students, teachers
and educational institutions in the year 2003. (GT)

CLP DEMANDS ASSEMBLY SESSION: Congress Legislature Party has demanded the
convening of the legislative assembly session to discuss what it termed as
the lopsided spending of Rs.100 crore for the development in the Panaji
constituency. (GT)

BOY HELD FOR THEFT: A boy has been arrested on charges of stealing a cloth
bag containing cash of about Rs.24,500 belonging to a Belgian national
Candaele Ivan at Palolem. (H)

MOONLIT MADNESS SURGES AT "PARADISO": Carved in mud and bamboo, this night
club and restaurant is springing back into moonlit action in the most
breathtaking landscape of Anjuna beach as groovy tunes lace the calm waters
and people flock from all over the world for a bit of heaven this season!
The person behind this refreshing new environmentally friendly "Paradiso",
Nandan Kudchadkar, had innovated a change to bring music and masti everyone
raves about. (Suruchi Kapur in Herald)

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT TITO'S: The clubbing legends are at it again. After
delivering night after night of excitement this season, Tito's is geared to
present the climax. The biggest of them all, The New Year's Eve Party. (H)

GAMBLING AT "JAGOR" FEST: A group of 10 persons allegedly went on a rampage
at the Jagor festival at Siolim.on Monday (Dec 29). Led by one Nilesh alias
Nilu of Siolim, the group took law into its own hands after the local police
failed to take against against large scale gambling at the Jagor festival.
(H)

TRAFFIC COP SLAPPED: A senior traffic cop attached to the Mapusa Traffic
Cell was reportedly slapped in the city on Monday. The accused was an
Israeli woman tourist. The police intercepted her while moving on a
motorcycle in a 'no-entry' zone. The woman appeared to be in a hurry noticed
that no challan was issued to her. After waiting for 10 minutes, the woman
lost her patience and walked straight to the officer and slapped him on the
face, in full view of the public. (H)

GOA-HAMPI BUS SERVICE: Touted as a unique concept in the country, an
eight-hour Goa-Hampi bus journey, where 28 paintings adorn the walls of the
bus, is expected to become operational from January 1. Kalidasa's
'Shakuntala' and 'Yakshayagn'a come alive though the digital prints of the
original paintings, adorning the walls of the buses and taking you on a
journey though Ancient India. (H)

AT GOA MARRIOTT RESORT: The scenic waterfront lawns of the Goa Marriott
Resort will be the party place for all of you to see off 2003 with a blast.
And endless buffet featuring Indian and international snacks, salads,
grills, main course and dessert. "Forefront" and DJ Zinaida will ensure that
you are on the dance floor all evening. (H)

AMBAJIM RESIDENTS SEEK CM'S INTERVENTION: The residents of Donvdden and
Ambajim, who are tenants of agricultural fields of the Comunidade, have
sought the intervention of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, with
regards to acquisition of the land that they have been cultivating for many
years. They stated that the land was acquired by the government for
construction of a school by a private institution. (NT)

ARCHIVES DEPT ASKS CHURCH FOR STONE: The Department of Archives and
Archaeology on Tuesday (Dec 30) made a formal application to the church
authorities at the Bishop's House for taking the possession of the stone
sculpture which RSS functionaries claimed was Shivalinga. (H)

MUSEUM WEEK: Speaker Vishwas Satarkar will inaugurate "Museum Week" on 5
January at 10.30 am at the Goa state Museum, EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji. On
the occasion, a diorama of Tambdi Surla temple as well as a photographic
exhibition regarding Goa's freedom struggle will be opened by Vishwas
Satarkar. (GT)

PRESIDENT OF INDIA, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, will visit Goa from January 12 to
13. (H)

KING OF STING 'STUNG' IN GOA: He may have stunned the nation with is
"Operation West End" but a holidaying Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka has himself
'stung' on Monday (Dec 29) when unknown culprits decamped with jewelry from
one of the Calangute hotel rooms that he and his friends have rented out.
(H)

STORIES FROM BEYOND: Lui Godinho, a one-time ace photographer of the
"Herald" now resettled in the UK, recently drew attention to how Goa and
Goans get misunderstood. On the Internet, a site movinghere.org.uk
"explained" that Alfonso d'Albuquerque encouraged his countrymen to marry
Indian women in order to establish Portuguese authority in India. It went on
to say: "The offspring of these mixed marriages between the Portuguese and
Indians were known as Luso-Indians and now they are called Goans". (Edit in
Herald)

ARCHBISHOP BLASCO FOR FEAST MASS: Archbishop Blasco Colaco, Apostolic Nuncio
of South Africa, will be the main concelebrant at the feast mass of Bom
Jesus at 9.30 am at Rachol Church on 1 January. The feast was instituted in
the church of Rachol by the late Portuguese, Gaspar Fernandes, who has kept
a property named "Bom Jesus Bhatt" at Mungul, Margao, for the celebration of
the feast. (GT)

D E A T H S
27 Dec: London/Guirim: LUCY D'SOUZA (ex-Uganda): wife of John (London),
mother of Nedlloyd/Adrienne and Dominic-Savio; brothers/sister Aniceto,
Goretti (Bombay), Tony/Bridget (Dubai); sisters-in-law Zac/Ozzie (UK),
Sheila/Chris (UK); brothers-in-law Tony/Vira, Dominic and Diego (Guirim);
and fondly remembered by all nieces and nephews. Expired in London. Funeral
details to be announced. ("sheila.britto" sheila.britto at ntlworld.com)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.4 degC (77.7 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.1 deg C; Min Temp: 23.6 deg C; Humidity: 68% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Fine weather for a Goa holiday. Of course, it's not as cool as
it was during the pre-Christmas week.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-12-31 04:10:03 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
31 Dec 2003

GOMANT VISHWA SAMMELAN FROM 3 JAN: The Goan diaspora spread out all over the
world will have an opportunity to interact with each other and their friends
back home at the three-day Gomant Vishwa Sammelan at the Kala Academy from 3
January, 2004. CM Manohar Parrikar said getting the non-resident Indians and
non-resident Goans to invest in the State was not the sole aim of the global
Goans conclave 2004. We want them to feel a sense of belonging to the
place," he said. Governor Kidar Nath Sahani would inaugurate the even on
Saturday at 9.30 am. (GT)

TOURIST INFLOW TOUCHES A NEW HIGH: Keeping up to expectations, thousands of
domestic tourists have arrived in Goa to usher in the New Year for which
several programmes and dances have been organised even as the Tourism
department has claimed that the inflow of tourist this year has touched the
two million mark. Enquiries indicated that it was difficult to get
accommodation for the tourists who had not done reservations earlier. A
large number of domestic tourists have come in private vehicles and the
traffic police had a tough time in regulating traffic along the highway and
coastal roads. (H)

NATION'S FIRST MARINE PARK AT BRITONA: The State government will set up the
first marine park of the country, costing around Rs.16 crore, at Britona,
with an objective to give a boost to the State tourism. The Chief Minister,
Mr Manohar Parrikar, has already given the green signal to the project,
which will be completed within a period of 2 years. The park would include a
number of recreational features such as speed boats, water sports, boas with
entertainment performances and so on. (NT)

A STUDENT-FRIENDLY YEAR: Strengthening infrastructure in schools and
improving the quality of teaching in general were the twin goals before the
Education Department which distributed many a goodies to students, teachers
and educational institutions in the year 2003. (GT)

CLP DEMANDS ASSEMBLY SESSION: Congress Legislature Party has demanded the
convening of the legislative assembly session to discuss what it termed as
the lopsided spending of Rs.100 crore for the development in the Panaji
constituency. (GT)

BOY HELD FOR THEFT: A boy has been arrested on charges of stealing a cloth
bag containing cash of about Rs.24,500 belonging to a Belgian national
Candaele Ivan at Palolem. (H)

MOONLIT MADNESS SURGES AT "PARADISO": Carved in mud and bamboo, this night
club and restaurant is springing back into moonlit action in the most
breathtaking landscape of Anjuna beach as groovy tunes lace the calm waters
and people flock from all over the world for a bit of heaven this season!
The person behind this refreshing new environmentally friendly "Paradiso",
Nandan Kudchadkar, had innovated a change to bring music and masti everyone
raves about. (Suruchi Kapur in Herald)

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT TITO'S: The clubbing legends are at it again. After
delivering night after night of excitement this season, Tito's is geared to
present the climax. The biggest of them all, The New Year's Eve Party. (H)

GAMBLING AT "JAGOR" FEST: A group of 10 persons allegedly went on a rampage
at the Jagor festival at Siolim.on Monday (Dec 29). Led by one Nilesh alias
Nilu of Siolim, the group took law into its own hands after the local police
failed to take against against large scale gambling at the Jagor festival.
(H)

TRAFFIC COP SLAPPED: A senior traffic cop attached to the Mapusa Traffic
Cell was reportedly slapped in the city on Monday. The accused was an
Israeli woman tourist. The police intercepted her while moving on a
motorcycle in a 'no-entry' zone. The woman appeared to be in a hurry noticed
that no challan was issued to her. After waiting for 10 minutes, the woman
lost her patience and walked straight to the officer and slapped him on the
face, in full view of the public. (H)

GOA-HAMPI BUS SERVICE: Touted as a unique concept in the country, an
eight-hour Goa-Hampi bus journey, where 28 paintings adorn the walls of the
bus, is expected to become operational from January 1. Kalidasa's
'Shakuntala' and 'Yakshayagn'a come alive though the digital prints of the
original paintings, adorning the walls of the buses and taking you on a
journey though Ancient India. (H)

AT GOA MARRIOTT RESORT: The scenic waterfront lawns of the Goa Marriott
Resort will be the party place for all of you to see off 2003 with a blast.
And endless buffet featuring Indian and international snacks, salads,
grills, main course and dessert. "Forefront" and DJ Zinaida will ensure that
you are on the dance floor all evening. (H)

AMBAJIM RESIDENTS SEEK CM'S INTERVENTION: The residents of Donvdden and
Ambajim, who are tenants of agricultural fields of the Comunidade, have
sought the intervention of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, with
regards to acquisition of the land that they have been cultivating for many
years. They stated that the land was acquired by the government for
construction of a school by a private institution. (NT)

ARCHIVES DEPT ASKS CHURCH FOR STONE: The Department of Archives and
Archaeology on Tuesday (Dec 30) made a formal application to the church
authorities at the Bishop's House for taking the possession of the stone
sculpture which RSS functionaries claimed was Shivalinga. (H)

MUSEUM WEEK: Speaker Vishwas Satarkar will inaugurate "Museum Week" on 5
January at 10.30 am at the Goa state Museum, EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji. On
the occasion, a diorama of Tambdi Surla temple as well as a photographic
exhibition regarding Goa's freedom struggle will be opened by Vishwas
Satarkar. (GT)

PRESIDENT OF INDIA, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, will visit Goa from January 12 to
13. (H)

KING OF STING 'STUNG' IN GOA: He may have stunned the nation with is
"Operation West End" but a holidaying Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka has himself
'stung' on Monday (Dec 29) when unknown culprits decamped with jewelry from
one of the Calangute hotel rooms that he and his friends have rented out.
(H)

STORIES FROM BEYOND: Lui Godinho, a one-time ace photographer of the
"Herald" now resettled in the UK, recently drew attention to how Goa and
Goans get misunderstood. On the Internet, a site movinghere.org.uk
"explained" that Alfonso d'Albuquerque encouraged his countrymen to marry
Indian women in order to establish Portuguese authority in India. It went on
to say: "The offspring of these mixed marriages between the Portuguese and
Indians were known as Luso-Indians and now they are called Goans". (Edit in
Herald)

ARCHBISHOP BLASCO FOR FEAST MASS: Archbishop Blasco Colaco, Apostolic Nuncio
of South Africa, will be the main concelebrant at the feast mass of Bom
Jesus at 9.30 am at Rachol Church on 1 January. The feast was instituted in
the church of Rachol by the late Portuguese, Gaspar Fernandes, who has kept
a property named "Bom Jesus Bhatt" at Mungul, Margao, for the celebration of
the feast. (GT)

D E A T H S
27 Dec: London/Guirim: LUCY D'SOUZA (ex-Uganda): wife of John (London),
mother of Nedlloyd/Adrienne and Dominic-Savio; brothers/sister Aniceto,
Goretti (Bombay), Tony/Bridget (Dubai); sisters-in-law Zac/Ozzie (UK),
Sheila/Chris (UK); brothers-in-law Tony/Vira, Dominic and Diego (Guirim);
and fondly remembered by all nieces and nephews. Expired in London. Funeral
details to be announced. ("sheila.britto" sheila.britto at ntlworld.com)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.4 degC (77.7 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.1 deg C; Min Temp: 23.6 deg C; Humidity: 68% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Fine weather for a Goa holiday. Of course, it's not as cool as
it was during the pre-Christmas week.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-12-31 04:10:03 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
31 Dec 2003

GOMANT VISHWA SAMMELAN FROM 3 JAN: The Goan diaspora spread out all over the
world will have an opportunity to interact with each other and their friends
back home at the three-day Gomant Vishwa Sammelan at the Kala Academy from 3
January, 2004. CM Manohar Parrikar said getting the non-resident Indians and
non-resident Goans to invest in the State was not the sole aim of the global
Goans conclave 2004. We want them to feel a sense of belonging to the
place," he said. Governor Kidar Nath Sahani would inaugurate the even on
Saturday at 9.30 am. (GT)

TOURIST INFLOW TOUCHES A NEW HIGH: Keeping up to expectations, thousands of
domestic tourists have arrived in Goa to usher in the New Year for which
several programmes and dances have been organised even as the Tourism
department has claimed that the inflow of tourist this year has touched the
two million mark. Enquiries indicated that it was difficult to get
accommodation for the tourists who had not done reservations earlier. A
large number of domestic tourists have come in private vehicles and the
traffic police had a tough time in regulating traffic along the highway and
coastal roads. (H)

NATION'S FIRST MARINE PARK AT BRITONA: The State government will set up the
first marine park of the country, costing around Rs.16 crore, at Britona,
with an objective to give a boost to the State tourism. The Chief Minister,
Mr Manohar Parrikar, has already given the green signal to the project,
which will be completed within a period of 2 years. The park would include a
number of recreational features such as speed boats, water sports, boas with
entertainment performances and so on. (NT)

A STUDENT-FRIENDLY YEAR: Strengthening infrastructure in schools and
improving the quality of teaching in general were the twin goals before the
Education Department which distributed many a goodies to students, teachers
and educational institutions in the year 2003. (GT)

CLP DEMANDS ASSEMBLY SESSION: Congress Legislature Party has demanded the
convening of the legislative assembly session to discuss what it termed as
the lopsided spending of Rs.100 crore for the development in the Panaji
constituency. (GT)

BOY HELD FOR THEFT: A boy has been arrested on charges of stealing a cloth
bag containing cash of about Rs.24,500 belonging to a Belgian national
Candaele Ivan at Palolem. (H)

MOONLIT MADNESS SURGES AT "PARADISO": Carved in mud and bamboo, this night
club and restaurant is springing back into moonlit action in the most
breathtaking landscape of Anjuna beach as groovy tunes lace the calm waters
and people flock from all over the world for a bit of heaven this season!
The person behind this refreshing new environmentally friendly "Paradiso",
Nandan Kudchadkar, had innovated a change to bring music and masti everyone
raves about. (Suruchi Kapur in Herald)

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT TITO'S: The clubbing legends are at it again. After
delivering night after night of excitement this season, Tito's is geared to
present the climax. The biggest of them all, The New Year's Eve Party. (H)

GAMBLING AT "JAGOR" FEST: A group of 10 persons allegedly went on a rampage
at the Jagor festival at Siolim.on Monday (Dec 29). Led by one Nilesh alias
Nilu of Siolim, the group took law into its own hands after the local police
failed to take against against large scale gambling at the Jagor festival.
(H)

TRAFFIC COP SLAPPED: A senior traffic cop attached to the Mapusa Traffic
Cell was reportedly slapped in the city on Monday. The accused was an
Israeli woman tourist. The police intercepted her while moving on a
motorcycle in a 'no-entry' zone. The woman appeared to be in a hurry noticed
that no challan was issued to her. After waiting for 10 minutes, the woman
lost her patience and walked straight to the officer and slapped him on the
face, in full view of the public. (H)

GOA-HAMPI BUS SERVICE: Touted as a unique concept in the country, an
eight-hour Goa-Hampi bus journey, where 28 paintings adorn the walls of the
bus, is expected to become operational from January 1. Kalidasa's
'Shakuntala' and 'Yakshayagn'a come alive though the digital prints of the
original paintings, adorning the walls of the buses and taking you on a
journey though Ancient India. (H)

AT GOA MARRIOTT RESORT: The scenic waterfront lawns of the Goa Marriott
Resort will be the party place for all of you to see off 2003 with a blast.
And endless buffet featuring Indian and international snacks, salads,
grills, main course and dessert. "Forefront" and DJ Zinaida will ensure that
you are on the dance floor all evening. (H)

AMBAJIM RESIDENTS SEEK CM'S INTERVENTION: The residents of Donvdden and
Ambajim, who are tenants of agricultural fields of the Comunidade, have
sought the intervention of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, with
regards to acquisition of the land that they have been cultivating for many
years. They stated that the land was acquired by the government for
construction of a school by a private institution. (NT)

ARCHIVES DEPT ASKS CHURCH FOR STONE: The Department of Archives and
Archaeology on Tuesday (Dec 30) made a formal application to the church
authorities at the Bishop's House for taking the possession of the stone
sculpture which RSS functionaries claimed was Shivalinga. (H)

MUSEUM WEEK: Speaker Vishwas Satarkar will inaugurate "Museum Week" on 5
January at 10.30 am at the Goa state Museum, EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji. On
the occasion, a diorama of Tambdi Surla temple as well as a photographic
exhibition regarding Goa's freedom struggle will be opened by Vishwas
Satarkar. (GT)

PRESIDENT OF INDIA, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, will visit Goa from January 12 to
13. (H)

KING OF STING 'STUNG' IN GOA: He may have stunned the nation with is
"Operation West End" but a holidaying Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka has himself
'stung' on Monday (Dec 29) when unknown culprits decamped with jewelry from
one of the Calangute hotel rooms that he and his friends have rented out.
(H)

STORIES FROM BEYOND: Lui Godinho, a one-time ace photographer of the
"Herald" now resettled in the UK, recently drew attention to how Goa and
Goans get misunderstood. On the Internet, a site movinghere.org.uk
"explained" that Alfonso d'Albuquerque encouraged his countrymen to marry
Indian women in order to establish Portuguese authority in India. It went on
to say: "The offspring of these mixed marriages between the Portuguese and
Indians were known as Luso-Indians and now they are called Goans". (Edit in
Herald)

ARCHBISHOP BLASCO FOR FEAST MASS: Archbishop Blasco Colaco, Apostolic Nuncio
of South Africa, will be the main concelebrant at the feast mass of Bom
Jesus at 9.30 am at Rachol Church on 1 January. The feast was instituted in
the church of Rachol by the late Portuguese, Gaspar Fernandes, who has kept
a property named "Bom Jesus Bhatt" at Mungul, Margao, for the celebration of
the feast. (GT)

D E A T H S
27 Dec: London/Guirim: LUCY D'SOUZA (ex-Uganda): wife of John (London),
mother of Nedlloyd/Adrienne and Dominic-Savio; brothers/sister Aniceto,
Goretti (Bombay), Tony/Bridget (Dubai); sisters-in-law Zac/Ozzie (UK),
Sheila/Chris (UK); brothers-in-law Tony/Vira, Dominic and Diego (Guirim);
and fondly remembered by all nieces and nephews. Expired in London. Funeral
details to be announced. ("sheila.britto" sheila.britto at ntlworld.com)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.4 degC (77.7 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.1 deg C; Min Temp: 23.6 deg C; Humidity: 68% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Fine weather for a Goa holiday. Of course, it's not as cool as
it was during the pre-Christmas week.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-12-31 04:10:03 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
31 Dec 2003

GOMANT VISHWA SAMMELAN FROM 3 JAN: The Goan diaspora spread out all over the
world will have an opportunity to interact with each other and their friends
back home at the three-day Gomant Vishwa Sammelan at the Kala Academy from 3
January, 2004. CM Manohar Parrikar said getting the non-resident Indians and
non-resident Goans to invest in the State was not the sole aim of the global
Goans conclave 2004. We want them to feel a sense of belonging to the
place," he said. Governor Kidar Nath Sahani would inaugurate the even on
Saturday at 9.30 am. (GT)

TOURIST INFLOW TOUCHES A NEW HIGH: Keeping up to expectations, thousands of
domestic tourists have arrived in Goa to usher in the New Year for which
several programmes and dances have been organised even as the Tourism
department has claimed that the inflow of tourist this year has touched the
two million mark. Enquiries indicated that it was difficult to get
accommodation for the tourists who had not done reservations earlier. A
large number of domestic tourists have come in private vehicles and the
traffic police had a tough time in regulating traffic along the highway and
coastal roads. (H)

NATION'S FIRST MARINE PARK AT BRITONA: The State government will set up the
first marine park of the country, costing around Rs.16 crore, at Britona,
with an objective to give a boost to the State tourism. The Chief Minister,
Mr Manohar Parrikar, has already given the green signal to the project,
which will be completed within a period of 2 years. The park would include a
number of recreational features such as speed boats, water sports, boas with
entertainment performances and so on. (NT)

A STUDENT-FRIENDLY YEAR: Strengthening infrastructure in schools and
improving the quality of teaching in general were the twin goals before the
Education Department which distributed many a goodies to students, teachers
and educational institutions in the year 2003. (GT)

CLP DEMANDS ASSEMBLY SESSION: Congress Legislature Party has demanded the
convening of the legislative assembly session to discuss what it termed as
the lopsided spending of Rs.100 crore for the development in the Panaji
constituency. (GT)

BOY HELD FOR THEFT: A boy has been arrested on charges of stealing a cloth
bag containing cash of about Rs.24,500 belonging to a Belgian national
Candaele Ivan at Palolem. (H)

MOONLIT MADNESS SURGES AT "PARADISO": Carved in mud and bamboo, this night
club and restaurant is springing back into moonlit action in the most
breathtaking landscape of Anjuna beach as groovy tunes lace the calm waters
and people flock from all over the world for a bit of heaven this season!
The person behind this refreshing new environmentally friendly "Paradiso",
Nandan Kudchadkar, had innovated a change to bring music and masti everyone
raves about. (Suruchi Kapur in Herald)

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT TITO'S: The clubbing legends are at it again. After
delivering night after night of excitement this season, Tito's is geared to
present the climax. The biggest of them all, The New Year's Eve Party. (H)

GAMBLING AT "JAGOR" FEST: A group of 10 persons allegedly went on a rampage
at the Jagor festival at Siolim.on Monday (Dec 29). Led by one Nilesh alias
Nilu of Siolim, the group took law into its own hands after the local police
failed to take against against large scale gambling at the Jagor festival.
(H)

TRAFFIC COP SLAPPED: A senior traffic cop attached to the Mapusa Traffic
Cell was reportedly slapped in the city on Monday. The accused was an
Israeli woman tourist. The police intercepted her while moving on a
motorcycle in a 'no-entry' zone. The woman appeared to be in a hurry noticed
that no challan was issued to her. After waiting for 10 minutes, the woman
lost her patience and walked straight to the officer and slapped him on the
face, in full view of the public. (H)

GOA-HAMPI BUS SERVICE: Touted as a unique concept in the country, an
eight-hour Goa-Hampi bus journey, where 28 paintings adorn the walls of the
bus, is expected to become operational from January 1. Kalidasa's
'Shakuntala' and 'Yakshayagn'a come alive though the digital prints of the
original paintings, adorning the walls of the buses and taking you on a
journey though Ancient India. (H)

AT GOA MARRIOTT RESORT: The scenic waterfront lawns of the Goa Marriott
Resort will be the party place for all of you to see off 2003 with a blast.
And endless buffet featuring Indian and international snacks, salads,
grills, main course and dessert. "Forefront" and DJ Zinaida will ensure that
you are on the dance floor all evening. (H)

AMBAJIM RESIDENTS SEEK CM'S INTERVENTION: The residents of Donvdden and
Ambajim, who are tenants of agricultural fields of the Comunidade, have
sought the intervention of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, with
regards to acquisition of the land that they have been cultivating for many
years. They stated that the land was acquired by the government for
construction of a school by a private institution. (NT)

ARCHIVES DEPT ASKS CHURCH FOR STONE: The Department of Archives and
Archaeology on Tuesday (Dec 30) made a formal application to the church
authorities at the Bishop's House for taking the possession of the stone
sculpture which RSS functionaries claimed was Shivalinga. (H)

MUSEUM WEEK: Speaker Vishwas Satarkar will inaugurate "Museum Week" on 5
January at 10.30 am at the Goa state Museum, EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji. On
the occasion, a diorama of Tambdi Surla temple as well as a photographic
exhibition regarding Goa's freedom struggle will be opened by Vishwas
Satarkar. (GT)

PRESIDENT OF INDIA, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, will visit Goa from January 12 to
13. (H)

KING OF STING 'STUNG' IN GOA: He may have stunned the nation with is
"Operation West End" but a holidaying Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka has himself
'stung' on Monday (Dec 29) when unknown culprits decamped with jewelry from
one of the Calangute hotel rooms that he and his friends have rented out.
(H)

STORIES FROM BEYOND: Lui Godinho, a one-time ace photographer of the
"Herald" now resettled in the UK, recently drew attention to how Goa and
Goans get misunderstood. On the Internet, a site movinghere.org.uk
"explained" that Alfonso d'Albuquerque encouraged his countrymen to marry
Indian women in order to establish Portuguese authority in India. It went on
to say: "The offspring of these mixed marriages between the Portuguese and
Indians were known as Luso-Indians and now they are called Goans". (Edit in
Herald)

ARCHBISHOP BLASCO FOR FEAST MASS: Archbishop Blasco Colaco, Apostolic Nuncio
of South Africa, will be the main concelebrant at the feast mass of Bom
Jesus at 9.30 am at Rachol Church on 1 January. The feast was instituted in
the church of Rachol by the late Portuguese, Gaspar Fernandes, who has kept
a property named "Bom Jesus Bhatt" at Mungul, Margao, for the celebration of
the feast. (GT)

D E A T H S
27 Dec: London/Guirim: LUCY D'SOUZA (ex-Uganda): wife of John (London),
mother of Nedlloyd/Adrienne and Dominic-Savio; brothers/sister Aniceto,
Goretti (Bombay), Tony/Bridget (Dubai); sisters-in-law Zac/Ozzie (UK),
Sheila/Chris (UK); brothers-in-law Tony/Vira, Dominic and Diego (Guirim);
and fondly remembered by all nieces and nephews. Expired in London. Funeral
details to be announced. ("sheila.britto" sheila.britto at ntlworld.com)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.4 degC (77.7 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.1 deg C; Min Temp: 23.6 deg C; Humidity: 68% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Fine weather for a Goa holiday. Of course, it's not as cool as
it was during the pre-Christmas week.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-12-31 04:10:03 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
31 Dec 2003

GOMANT VISHWA SAMMELAN FROM 3 JAN: The Goan diaspora spread out all over the
world will have an opportunity to interact with each other and their friends
back home at the three-day Gomant Vishwa Sammelan at the Kala Academy from 3
January, 2004. CM Manohar Parrikar said getting the non-resident Indians and
non-resident Goans to invest in the State was not the sole aim of the global
Goans conclave 2004. We want them to feel a sense of belonging to the
place," he said. Governor Kidar Nath Sahani would inaugurate the even on
Saturday at 9.30 am. (GT)

TOURIST INFLOW TOUCHES A NEW HIGH: Keeping up to expectations, thousands of
domestic tourists have arrived in Goa to usher in the New Year for which
several programmes and dances have been organised even as the Tourism
department has claimed that the inflow of tourist this year has touched the
two million mark. Enquiries indicated that it was difficult to get
accommodation for the tourists who had not done reservations earlier. A
large number of domestic tourists have come in private vehicles and the
traffic police had a tough time in regulating traffic along the highway and
coastal roads. (H)

NATION'S FIRST MARINE PARK AT BRITONA: The State government will set up the
first marine park of the country, costing around Rs.16 crore, at Britona,
with an objective to give a boost to the State tourism. The Chief Minister,
Mr Manohar Parrikar, has already given the green signal to the project,
which will be completed within a period of 2 years. The park would include a
number of recreational features such as speed boats, water sports, boas with
entertainment performances and so on. (NT)

A STUDENT-FRIENDLY YEAR: Strengthening infrastructure in schools and
improving the quality of teaching in general were the twin goals before the
Education Department which distributed many a goodies to students, teachers
and educational institutions in the year 2003. (GT)

CLP DEMANDS ASSEMBLY SESSION: Congress Legislature Party has demanded the
convening of the legislative assembly session to discuss what it termed as
the lopsided spending of Rs.100 crore for the development in the Panaji
constituency. (GT)

BOY HELD FOR THEFT: A boy has been arrested on charges of stealing a cloth
bag containing cash of about Rs.24,500 belonging to a Belgian national
Candaele Ivan at Palolem. (H)

MOONLIT MADNESS SURGES AT "PARADISO": Carved in mud and bamboo, this night
club and restaurant is springing back into moonlit action in the most
breathtaking landscape of Anjuna beach as groovy tunes lace the calm waters
and people flock from all over the world for a bit of heaven this season!
The person behind this refreshing new environmentally friendly "Paradiso",
Nandan Kudchadkar, had innovated a change to bring music and masti everyone
raves about. (Suruchi Kapur in Herald)

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT TITO'S: The clubbing legends are at it again. After
delivering night after night of excitement this season, Tito's is geared to
present the climax. The biggest of them all, The New Year's Eve Party. (H)

GAMBLING AT "JAGOR" FEST: A group of 10 persons allegedly went on a rampage
at the Jagor festival at Siolim.on Monday (Dec 29). Led by one Nilesh alias
Nilu of Siolim, the group took law into its own hands after the local police
failed to take against against large scale gambling at the Jagor festival.
(H)

TRAFFIC COP SLAPPED: A senior traffic cop attached to the Mapusa Traffic
Cell was reportedly slapped in the city on Monday. The accused was an
Israeli woman tourist. The police intercepted her while moving on a
motorcycle in a 'no-entry' zone. The woman appeared to be in a hurry noticed
that no challan was issued to her. After waiting for 10 minutes, the woman
lost her patience and walked straight to the officer and slapped him on the
face, in full view of the public. (H)

GOA-HAMPI BUS SERVICE: Touted as a unique concept in the country, an
eight-hour Goa-Hampi bus journey, where 28 paintings adorn the walls of the
bus, is expected to become operational from January 1. Kalidasa's
'Shakuntala' and 'Yakshayagn'a come alive though the digital prints of the
original paintings, adorning the walls of the buses and taking you on a
journey though Ancient India. (H)

AT GOA MARRIOTT RESORT: The scenic waterfront lawns of the Goa Marriott
Resort will be the party place for all of you to see off 2003 with a blast.
And endless buffet featuring Indian and international snacks, salads,
grills, main course and dessert. "Forefront" and DJ Zinaida will ensure that
you are on the dance floor all evening. (H)

AMBAJIM RESIDENTS SEEK CM'S INTERVENTION: The residents of Donvdden and
Ambajim, who are tenants of agricultural fields of the Comunidade, have
sought the intervention of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, with
regards to acquisition of the land that they have been cultivating for many
years. They stated that the land was acquired by the government for
construction of a school by a private institution. (NT)

ARCHIVES DEPT ASKS CHURCH FOR STONE: The Department of Archives and
Archaeology on Tuesday (Dec 30) made a formal application to the church
authorities at the Bishop's House for taking the possession of the stone
sculpture which RSS functionaries claimed was Shivalinga. (H)

MUSEUM WEEK: Speaker Vishwas Satarkar will inaugurate "Museum Week" on 5
January at 10.30 am at the Goa state Museum, EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji. On
the occasion, a diorama of Tambdi Surla temple as well as a photographic
exhibition regarding Goa's freedom struggle will be opened by Vishwas
Satarkar. (GT)

PRESIDENT OF INDIA, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, will visit Goa from January 12 to
13. (H)

KING OF STING 'STUNG' IN GOA: He may have stunned the nation with is
"Operation West End" but a holidaying Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka has himself
'stung' on Monday (Dec 29) when unknown culprits decamped with jewelry from
one of the Calangute hotel rooms that he and his friends have rented out.
(H)

STORIES FROM BEYOND: Lui Godinho, a one-time ace photographer of the
"Herald" now resettled in the UK, recently drew attention to how Goa and
Goans get misunderstood. On the Internet, a site movinghere.org.uk
"explained" that Alfonso d'Albuquerque encouraged his countrymen to marry
Indian women in order to establish Portuguese authority in India. It went on
to say: "The offspring of these mixed marriages between the Portuguese and
Indians were known as Luso-Indians and now they are called Goans". (Edit in
Herald)

ARCHBISHOP BLASCO FOR FEAST MASS: Archbishop Blasco Colaco, Apostolic Nuncio
of South Africa, will be the main concelebrant at the feast mass of Bom
Jesus at 9.30 am at Rachol Church on 1 January. The feast was instituted in
the church of Rachol by the late Portuguese, Gaspar Fernandes, who has kept
a property named "Bom Jesus Bhatt" at Mungul, Margao, for the celebration of
the feast. (GT)

D E A T H S
27 Dec: London/Guirim: LUCY D'SOUZA (ex-Uganda): wife of John (London),
mother of Nedlloyd/Adrienne and Dominic-Savio; brothers/sister Aniceto,
Goretti (Bombay), Tony/Bridget (Dubai); sisters-in-law Zac/Ozzie (UK),
Sheila/Chris (UK); brothers-in-law Tony/Vira, Dominic and Diego (Guirim);
and fondly remembered by all nieces and nephews. Expired in London. Funeral
details to be announced. ("sheila.britto" sheila.britto at ntlworld.com)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.4 degC (77.7 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.1 deg C; Min Temp: 23.6 deg C; Humidity: 68% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Fine weather for a Goa holiday. Of course, it's not as cool as
it was during the pre-Christmas week.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-12-31 04:10:03 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
31 Dec 2003

GOMANT VISHWA SAMMELAN FROM 3 JAN: The Goan diaspora spread out all over the
world will have an opportunity to interact with each other and their friends
back home at the three-day Gomant Vishwa Sammelan at the Kala Academy from 3
January, 2004. CM Manohar Parrikar said getting the non-resident Indians and
non-resident Goans to invest in the State was not the sole aim of the global
Goans conclave 2004. We want them to feel a sense of belonging to the
place," he said. Governor Kidar Nath Sahani would inaugurate the even on
Saturday at 9.30 am. (GT)

TOURIST INFLOW TOUCHES A NEW HIGH: Keeping up to expectations, thousands of
domestic tourists have arrived in Goa to usher in the New Year for which
several programmes and dances have been organised even as the Tourism
department has claimed that the inflow of tourist this year has touched the
two million mark. Enquiries indicated that it was difficult to get
accommodation for the tourists who had not done reservations earlier. A
large number of domestic tourists have come in private vehicles and the
traffic police had a tough time in regulating traffic along the highway and
coastal roads. (H)

NATION'S FIRST MARINE PARK AT BRITONA: The State government will set up the
first marine park of the country, costing around Rs.16 crore, at Britona,
with an objective to give a boost to the State tourism. The Chief Minister,
Mr Manohar Parrikar, has already given the green signal to the project,
which will be completed within a period of 2 years. The park would include a
number of recreational features such as speed boats, water sports, boas with
entertainment performances and so on. (NT)

A STUDENT-FRIENDLY YEAR: Strengthening infrastructure in schools and
improving the quality of teaching in general were the twin goals before the
Education Department which distributed many a goodies to students, teachers
and educational institutions in the year 2003. (GT)

CLP DEMANDS ASSEMBLY SESSION: Congress Legislature Party has demanded the
convening of the legislative assembly session to discuss what it termed as
the lopsided spending of Rs.100 crore for the development in the Panaji
constituency. (GT)

BOY HELD FOR THEFT: A boy has been arrested on charges of stealing a cloth
bag containing cash of about Rs.24,500 belonging to a Belgian national
Candaele Ivan at Palolem. (H)

MOONLIT MADNESS SURGES AT "PARADISO": Carved in mud and bamboo, this night
club and restaurant is springing back into moonlit action in the most
breathtaking landscape of Anjuna beach as groovy tunes lace the calm waters
and people flock from all over the world for a bit of heaven this season!
The person behind this refreshing new environmentally friendly "Paradiso",
Nandan Kudchadkar, had innovated a change to bring music and masti everyone
raves about. (Suruchi Kapur in Herald)

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT TITO'S: The clubbing legends are at it again. After
delivering night after night of excitement this season, Tito's is geared to
present the climax. The biggest of them all, The New Year's Eve Party. (H)

GAMBLING AT "JAGOR" FEST: A group of 10 persons allegedly went on a rampage
at the Jagor festival at Siolim.on Monday (Dec 29). Led by one Nilesh alias
Nilu of Siolim, the group took law into its own hands after the local police
failed to take against against large scale gambling at the Jagor festival.
(H)

TRAFFIC COP SLAPPED: A senior traffic cop attached to the Mapusa Traffic
Cell was reportedly slapped in the city on Monday. The accused was an
Israeli woman tourist. The police intercepted her while moving on a
motorcycle in a 'no-entry' zone. The woman appeared to be in a hurry noticed
that no challan was issued to her. After waiting for 10 minutes, the woman
lost her patience and walked straight to the officer and slapped him on the
face, in full view of the public. (H)

GOA-HAMPI BUS SERVICE: Touted as a unique concept in the country, an
eight-hour Goa-Hampi bus journey, where 28 paintings adorn the walls of the
bus, is expected to become operational from January 1. Kalidasa's
'Shakuntala' and 'Yakshayagn'a come alive though the digital prints of the
original paintings, adorning the walls of the buses and taking you on a
journey though Ancient India. (H)

AT GOA MARRIOTT RESORT: The scenic waterfront lawns of the Goa Marriott
Resort will be the party place for all of you to see off 2003 with a blast.
And endless buffet featuring Indian and international snacks, salads,
grills, main course and dessert. "Forefront" and DJ Zinaida will ensure that
you are on the dance floor all evening. (H)

AMBAJIM RESIDENTS SEEK CM'S INTERVENTION: The residents of Donvdden and
Ambajim, who are tenants of agricultural fields of the Comunidade, have
sought the intervention of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, with
regards to acquisition of the land that they have been cultivating for many
years. They stated that the land was acquired by the government for
construction of a school by a private institution. (NT)

ARCHIVES DEPT ASKS CHURCH FOR STONE: The Department of Archives and
Archaeology on Tuesday (Dec 30) made a formal application to the church
authorities at the Bishop's House for taking the possession of the stone
sculpture which RSS functionaries claimed was Shivalinga. (H)

MUSEUM WEEK: Speaker Vishwas Satarkar will inaugurate "Museum Week" on 5
January at 10.30 am at the Goa state Museum, EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji. On
the occasion, a diorama of Tambdi Surla temple as well as a photographic
exhibition regarding Goa's freedom struggle will be opened by Vishwas
Satarkar. (GT)

PRESIDENT OF INDIA, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, will visit Goa from January 12 to
13. (H)

KING OF STING 'STUNG' IN GOA: He may have stunned the nation with is
"Operation West End" but a holidaying Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka has himself
'stung' on Monday (Dec 29) when unknown culprits decamped with jewelry from
one of the Calangute hotel rooms that he and his friends have rented out.
(H)

STORIES FROM BEYOND: Lui Godinho, a one-time ace photographer of the
"Herald" now resettled in the UK, recently drew attention to how Goa and
Goans get misunderstood. On the Internet, a site movinghere.org.uk
"explained" that Alfonso d'Albuquerque encouraged his countrymen to marry
Indian women in order to establish Portuguese authority in India. It went on
to say: "The offspring of these mixed marriages between the Portuguese and
Indians were known as Luso-Indians and now they are called Goans". (Edit in
Herald)

ARCHBISHOP BLASCO FOR FEAST MASS: Archbishop Blasco Colaco, Apostolic Nuncio
of South Africa, will be the main concelebrant at the feast mass of Bom
Jesus at 9.30 am at Rachol Church on 1 January. The feast was instituted in
the church of Rachol by the late Portuguese, Gaspar Fernandes, who has kept
a property named "Bom Jesus Bhatt" at Mungul, Margao, for the celebration of
the feast. (GT)

D E A T H S
27 Dec: London/Guirim: LUCY D'SOUZA (ex-Uganda): wife of John (London),
mother of Nedlloyd/Adrienne and Dominic-Savio; brothers/sister Aniceto,
Goretti (Bombay), Tony/Bridget (Dubai); sisters-in-law Zac/Ozzie (UK),
Sheila/Chris (UK); brothers-in-law Tony/Vira, Dominic and Diego (Guirim);
and fondly remembered by all nieces and nephews. Expired in London. Funeral
details to be announced. ("sheila.britto" sheila.britto at ntlworld.com)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.4 degC (77.7 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.1 deg C; Min Temp: 23.6 deg C; Humidity: 68% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Fine weather for a Goa holiday. Of course, it's not as cool as
it was during the pre-Christmas week.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-12-31 04:10:03 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
31 Dec 2003

GOMANT VISHWA SAMMELAN FROM 3 JAN: The Goan diaspora spread out all over the
world will have an opportunity to interact with each other and their friends
back home at the three-day Gomant Vishwa Sammelan at the Kala Academy from 3
January, 2004. CM Manohar Parrikar said getting the non-resident Indians and
non-resident Goans to invest in the State was not the sole aim of the global
Goans conclave 2004. We want them to feel a sense of belonging to the
place," he said. Governor Kidar Nath Sahani would inaugurate the even on
Saturday at 9.30 am. (GT)

TOURIST INFLOW TOUCHES A NEW HIGH: Keeping up to expectations, thousands of
domestic tourists have arrived in Goa to usher in the New Year for which
several programmes and dances have been organised even as the Tourism
department has claimed that the inflow of tourist this year has touched the
two million mark. Enquiries indicated that it was difficult to get
accommodation for the tourists who had not done reservations earlier. A
large number of domestic tourists have come in private vehicles and the
traffic police had a tough time in regulating traffic along the highway and
coastal roads. (H)

NATION'S FIRST MARINE PARK AT BRITONA: The State government will set up the
first marine park of the country, costing around Rs.16 crore, at Britona,
with an objective to give a boost to the State tourism. The Chief Minister,
Mr Manohar Parrikar, has already given the green signal to the project,
which will be completed within a period of 2 years. The park would include a
number of recreational features such as speed boats, water sports, boas with
entertainment performances and so on. (NT)

A STUDENT-FRIENDLY YEAR: Strengthening infrastructure in schools and
improving the quality of teaching in general were the twin goals before the
Education Department which distributed many a goodies to students, teachers
and educational institutions in the year 2003. (GT)

CLP DEMANDS ASSEMBLY SESSION: Congress Legislature Party has demanded the
convening of the legislative assembly session to discuss what it termed as
the lopsided spending of Rs.100 crore for the development in the Panaji
constituency. (GT)

BOY HELD FOR THEFT: A boy has been arrested on charges of stealing a cloth
bag containing cash of about Rs.24,500 belonging to a Belgian national
Candaele Ivan at Palolem. (H)

MOONLIT MADNESS SURGES AT "PARADISO": Carved in mud and bamboo, this night
club and restaurant is springing back into moonlit action in the most
breathtaking landscape of Anjuna beach as groovy tunes lace the calm waters
and people flock from all over the world for a bit of heaven this season!
The person behind this refreshing new environmentally friendly "Paradiso",
Nandan Kudchadkar, had innovated a change to bring music and masti everyone
raves about. (Suruchi Kapur in Herald)

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT TITO'S: The clubbing legends are at it again. After
delivering night after night of excitement this season, Tito's is geared to
present the climax. The biggest of them all, The New Year's Eve Party. (H)

GAMBLING AT "JAGOR" FEST: A group of 10 persons allegedly went on a rampage
at the Jagor festival at Siolim.on Monday (Dec 29). Led by one Nilesh alias
Nilu of Siolim, the group took law into its own hands after the local police
failed to take against against large scale gambling at the Jagor festival.
(H)

TRAFFIC COP SLAPPED: A senior traffic cop attached to the Mapusa Traffic
Cell was reportedly slapped in the city on Monday. The accused was an
Israeli woman tourist. The police intercepted her while moving on a
motorcycle in a 'no-entry' zone. The woman appeared to be in a hurry noticed
that no challan was issued to her. After waiting for 10 minutes, the woman
lost her patience and walked straight to the officer and slapped him on the
face, in full view of the public. (H)

GOA-HAMPI BUS SERVICE: Touted as a unique concept in the country, an
eight-hour Goa-Hampi bus journey, where 28 paintings adorn the walls of the
bus, is expected to become operational from January 1. Kalidasa's
'Shakuntala' and 'Yakshayagn'a come alive though the digital prints of the
original paintings, adorning the walls of the buses and taking you on a
journey though Ancient India. (H)

AT GOA MARRIOTT RESORT: The scenic waterfront lawns of the Goa Marriott
Resort will be the party place for all of you to see off 2003 with a blast.
And endless buffet featuring Indian and international snacks, salads,
grills, main course and dessert. "Forefront" and DJ Zinaida will ensure that
you are on the dance floor all evening. (H)

AMBAJIM RESIDENTS SEEK CM'S INTERVENTION: The residents of Donvdden and
Ambajim, who are tenants of agricultural fields of the Comunidade, have
sought the intervention of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, with
regards to acquisition of the land that they have been cultivating for many
years. They stated that the land was acquired by the government for
construction of a school by a private institution. (NT)

ARCHIVES DEPT ASKS CHURCH FOR STONE: The Department of Archives and
Archaeology on Tuesday (Dec 30) made a formal application to the church
authorities at the Bishop's House for taking the possession of the stone
sculpture which RSS functionaries claimed was Shivalinga. (H)

MUSEUM WEEK: Speaker Vishwas Satarkar will inaugurate "Museum Week" on 5
January at 10.30 am at the Goa state Museum, EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji. On
the occasion, a diorama of Tambdi Surla temple as well as a photographic
exhibition regarding Goa's freedom struggle will be opened by Vishwas
Satarkar. (GT)

PRESIDENT OF INDIA, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, will visit Goa from January 12 to
13. (H)

KING OF STING 'STUNG' IN GOA: He may have stunned the nation with is
"Operation West End" but a holidaying Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka has himself
'stung' on Monday (Dec 29) when unknown culprits decamped with jewelry from
one of the Calangute hotel rooms that he and his friends have rented out.
(H)

STORIES FROM BEYOND: Lui Godinho, a one-time ace photographer of the
"Herald" now resettled in the UK, recently drew attention to how Goa and
Goans get misunderstood. On the Internet, a site movinghere.org.uk
"explained" that Alfonso d'Albuquerque encouraged his countrymen to marry
Indian women in order to establish Portuguese authority in India. It went on
to say: "The offspring of these mixed marriages between the Portuguese and
Indians were known as Luso-Indians and now they are called Goans". (Edit in
Herald)

ARCHBISHOP BLASCO FOR FEAST MASS: Archbishop Blasco Colaco, Apostolic Nuncio
of South Africa, will be the main concelebrant at the feast mass of Bom
Jesus at 9.30 am at Rachol Church on 1 January. The feast was instituted in
the church of Rachol by the late Portuguese, Gaspar Fernandes, who has kept
a property named "Bom Jesus Bhatt" at Mungul, Margao, for the celebration of
the feast. (GT)

D E A T H S
27 Dec: London/Guirim: LUCY D'SOUZA (ex-Uganda): wife of John (London),
mother of Nedlloyd/Adrienne and Dominic-Savio; brothers/sister Aniceto,
Goretti (Bombay), Tony/Bridget (Dubai); sisters-in-law Zac/Ozzie (UK),
Sheila/Chris (UK); brothers-in-law Tony/Vira, Dominic and Diego (Guirim);
and fondly remembered by all nieces and nephews. Expired in London. Funeral
details to be announced. ("sheila.britto" sheila.britto at ntlworld.com)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.4 degC (77.7 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 34.1 deg C; Min Temp: 23.6 deg C; Humidity: 68% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Fine weather for a Goa holiday. Of course, it's not as cool as
it was during the pre-Christmas week.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow

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