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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
01 Nov 2003

SETBACK FOR TOURIST SEASON: The charter tourist season seems to have
suffered a minor setback, with some charter flights to Goa being cancelled
at the last moment. First-timers SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore
Airlines, which was to make its debut here in Goa this charter season,
appears to have cancelled its plan. Other cancellations of charter flights
include Air Holland, which was scheduled to arrive at Dabolim on November 1.
The charter flight is now tentatively expected to arrive on November 8.
Similarly, Continental Airlines, Moscow, and Domeodedovo Airlines, which
were due to arrive in Goa, have also cancelled their schedule due to some
'operational reason' for the moment. (H)

GPF OFFERS TO PROTECT ASSAULTED TRAFFIC COP: The alleged assault of a
traffic policeman by a Corporation of the City of Panaji councilor has taken
a new twist with a group of citizens offering protection to police
personnel. In a statement signed by convenor Satish Sonak, the Goan People's
Forum, offered to provide protection to police personnel who are assaulted
while discharging their duties. "If the police are assaulted and if no
action is taken against the wrong doers police will be demoralized and will
not do their duties," the statement said. (GT)

EDC DRIVE TO RECOVER DUES: Launching its drive to recover dues from
defaulters, the Economic Development Corporation has initiated the process
for attaching their properties. The dues are estimated to be around Rs.50-60
crore and the defaulters have been given the deadline of November 15 to
clear their dues. (NT)

WORK ON FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY SOON: The North and South Goa tips of the State
will be smoothly and speedily connected in the near future with the Union
Ministry of Surface Transport having agreed in principle to construction of
a four-lane highway NH-17 between Patradevi and Canacona. The 100 km highway
is expected to cost between Rs.500-600 crore, the land for which is being
proposed to be acquired by the government here soon. (GT)

VICTORIA DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF MISAPPROPRIATION: The Congress MLA from Santa
Cruz, Ms Victoria Fernandes, has strongly denied allegations made by the
Panchayat Minister, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar, that she misappropriated funds
related to the purchase of public toilets during her tenure as Tourism
minister. (NT)

PROPERTY ATTACHED: A recovery team of government officials, led by Ponda
Mamlatdar Prashant Mandrekar, attached property worth Rs.38 crore belonging
to Mandovi Pellets Ltd at Borim-Ponda on Friday morning. The property
attached by the team included three barges, electrical equipment,
laboratories, three vehicles, tools, furniture, office equipment, fittings
and captive power plant. According to officials, the action was initiated as
MPL was in default of Rs.3.27 crore to the Electricity department from
December 2002 to June this year. (H)

COIR INDUSTRY SET FOR HUGE GROWTH: An action plan to upgrade Goa's primitive
coir industry with a Rs.4.8 crore outlay and a target of 1,000 jobs in rural
areas has been formulated by the government. Though Goa ranks eighth in
coconut production with 125.1 million nuts and has a potential of producing
5,000 metric tones of coir fibre per annum at only 50 per cent utilization,
only a negligible 5 per cent is tapped and only 316 persons are employed.
(GT)

2 EDC OFFICERS SUSPENDED: While two officers of Economic Development
Corporation have been placed under suspension for negligence in their duties
causing monetary loss to the Corporation, another two are to face the same
action soon. General Manager Satish Bhat and Deputy General Manager Arvind
Amonkar were placed under suspension by the managing director PS Reddy three
days ago, pending inquiry against them. (H)

BATHING ZONES ON BEACHES: In an important decision, the government has
notified bathing zones on the beaches of South Goa and North Goa. Landmarks
in the form of pillars, posts and signages will be erected and the bathing
zones will be demarcated by the use of buoys, ropes, floaters, etc,
according to a notification issued by the Tourism Department. (H)

SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: The skeletal remains of a 20-year-old man was
discovered by his sister at Parampai, Ponda, yesterday. Police officials
informed Gomantak Times that the victim, Amrut Naik, had been reported
missing on 22 September. The victim's sister had gone into the nearby forest
to collect firewood when she stumbled across the skeleton and recognized it
as her brother from a white shirt which was lying close by. (GT)

BODY RECOVERED: The Pernem police have recovered the body of an unidentified
middle-aged man at Dargadi, Pernem. Police suspect that the victim was
involved in a hit-and-run case. (NT)

DEADLINE TO REMOVE HOARDINGS ALONG HIGHWAYS: The District Collector, South,
on Friday has set in motion the mammoth exercise to dismantle around 500-odd
outdoor advertisements-including around 342 hoardings and 216 advertisement
boards along the National high-17 and 17-A passing through the district. (H)

'TEACHERS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR NSS CAMP DROWNINGS': "Loss of life is a great
loss. The management of the institution feel deeply for the parents of the
deceased, who are suffering the loss of their wards," stated the head of St
Francis Xavier High and Higher Secondary School, Siolim, Fr Paul Sagayam, in
connection with the recent drowning of two higher secondary students in
Mhadei river at Nanora village while attending a NSS camp. (NT)

FILM PRODUCERS SUPPORT PARRIKAR: The newly formed Goa Film Producer's
Association under the presidentship of Sudesh Lotlkar has extended its
support to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for hosting the International
Film Festival of India in December 2004 in Goa. (GT)

AMBELIM VP SARPANCH: Instability has gripped the 7-member village panchayat
of Ambelim following a no-trust motion tables against Sarpanch Cruz Silva on
Friday. (H)

BENAULIM VILLAGERS CURSE POWER FAILURES: Constant power failures followed by
fluctuation of voltage has put villagers under the Benaulim sub-station in a
dark spot. Power supply, almost daily, in the village is off for most part
of the day, while engineers at Xeldem and Margao try to push the blame on
each other. (GT)

WOES OF GOA PROPERTY OWNERS: If a foreigner purchases property in a friend's
name is it against the law? What happens if the brother of someone who sells
you property goes to court? Is a will valid if made abroad and pertains to
property held in Goa? These are some of the questions troubling the minds of
property owners in Goa, if one goes by the answers sought from the State's
property and building trade guide "Home and Estates". The Parra-published
H&E, which has come out with its Autumn 2003 issue, sees itself replying to
queries about building laws in the State. (H)

WATER TANK FOR CHORAO: A sum of Rs.97 lakh has been sanctioned to construct
a drinking water storage tank at Chorao island and the file of this project
has been sent to the Chief Engineer for floating the tender, informed the
Transport Minister, Pandurang Madkaikar. (GT)

'HANDICAPPED CAN WORK WONDERS': "Give the handicapped an opportunity to
learn along with others, let them realize their dreams so as to light up
their eyes. In other words, allow the wheelchair bound folk to aim for the
sky. In addition to the efforts put in by the parents of the handicapped,
the society also needs to chip in by giving a helping hand. Facilities so
badly needed by these unfortunate ones can also be created here," observed
social activist Nasima Huzruk who is confined to a wheelchair, in a
tete-a-tete with the media arranged by the Goa Union of Journalists at the
Shramshakti Bhavan in Panaji yesterday. (GT)

100 PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN: Nearly 100 physically challenged
persons from the Kolhapur based Ngo 'Helpers of the Handicapped' led by Ms
Hurjuk are presently on a visit to Goa. The Goa People's Forum has planned a
series of programme sot these visiting children.

VERNA TECHNOLOGY PARK ACTIVE AGAIN: Info Tech Corporation of Goa Limited and
the Software Technology Park at Verna are active again. Quite a few reputed
parties are now showing interest to set up their ventures at the Goa
Software Park at Verna. One such party is M/s Condor Polymeric Private Ltd.
(GT)

GEORGE TO COMMISSION "SAGAR": The Union Defence Minister George Fernandes
will commission Coast Guard ship "Sagar", at a function to be organised at
Berth No.10, Mormugao Harbour, today. (GT)

COELHO'S INSPIRATION: Francis Coelho drew inspiration from Mother Teresa for
starting the Maria Coelho Charitable and Social Trust at Loutulim in the
name of his mother. The trust is rendering yeoman services in helping the
youth, especially school drop-outs with a focus on those girls without any
gainful means of employment. (GT)

THE PROBLEM OF BLANKET CYBER CENSORSHIP: The Government of India has very
right under the constitution to block offending sites in the name of
national security and public morality.The Yahoo e-groups are blanketly
blocked. What about the offensive websites distorting the image of Goa as a
haven for drugs and sex? The Indian cyber police could search for phrases
like "Goa trance" or "Goa techno" and visit each website returned by the
search engine. What you read is not every encouraging. It comes as a culture
shock. The remote cyber uprising in Mizoram means nothing when you come
across information which makes you believe that Goa is liberated from India,
a nudist republic managed by drug peddlers and stoned dancers. (Nandkumar
Kamat in Zest-NT)

COFFEE TEA INDIA EXHIBITION: The beverage that kick starts our day-tea or
coffee-was on display in all its splendour at the Coffee Tea India 2003 at Goa,
at the Kala Academy, Panjim. The second Annual Tea and Coffee exhibition and
seminar is a tree-day event. It will continue till November 2. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM STORM INTO FINALS: Crowd favourites Football Club of Siolim scored a
comfortable 2-0 victory over Friends XI Vaddem to storm into the finals of
the Siolim Parish Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church grounds in Siolim. (H)

ARPORA MOVE AHEAD: Host Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, overcame a spirited
challenge from Parish Youth, Morjim, to register a 2-1 win in the Arpora
Nagao panchayat Cup, at St Joseph Grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
30 Oct: Dramapur: NICOLAU BARTOLOMEU RODRIGUES: husband of Cicilia,
father of Lucy and Pascoal, brother of Salvador & Marcelina.
31 Oct: Aldona: ANA MARIA MARTHA LOBO: sister/sister-in-law of Ursula,
late Fidelis, late Alexander/late Elvina and late John Paul.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.8 degC (80.2 degF) at 7.30 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.5 deg C; Min Temp: 24.9 deg C; Humidity: 66% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2700.8 mm
Weather: A sunny morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-01 11:17:53 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
01 Nov 2003

SETBACK FOR TOURIST SEASON: The charter tourist season seems to have
suffered a minor setback, with some charter flights to Goa being cancelled
at the last moment. First-timers SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore
Airlines, which was to make its debut here in Goa this charter season,
appears to have cancelled its plan. Other cancellations of charter flights
include Air Holland, which was scheduled to arrive at Dabolim on November 1.
The charter flight is now tentatively expected to arrive on November 8.
Similarly, Continental Airlines, Moscow, and Domeodedovo Airlines, which
were due to arrive in Goa, have also cancelled their schedule due to some
'operational reason' for the moment. (H)

GPF OFFERS TO PROTECT ASSAULTED TRAFFIC COP: The alleged assault of a
traffic policeman by a Corporation of the City of Panaji councilor has taken
a new twist with a group of citizens offering protection to police
personnel. In a statement signed by convenor Satish Sonak, the Goan People's
Forum, offered to provide protection to police personnel who are assaulted
while discharging their duties. "If the police are assaulted and if no
action is taken against the wrong doers police will be demoralized and will
not do their duties," the statement said. (GT)

EDC DRIVE TO RECOVER DUES: Launching its drive to recover dues from
defaulters, the Economic Development Corporation has initiated the process
for attaching their properties. The dues are estimated to be around Rs.50-60
crore and the defaulters have been given the deadline of November 15 to
clear their dues. (NT)

WORK ON FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY SOON: The North and South Goa tips of the State
will be smoothly and speedily connected in the near future with the Union
Ministry of Surface Transport having agreed in principle to construction of
a four-lane highway NH-17 between Patradevi and Canacona. The 100 km highway
is expected to cost between Rs.500-600 crore, the land for which is being
proposed to be acquired by the government here soon. (GT)

VICTORIA DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF MISAPPROPRIATION: The Congress MLA from Santa
Cruz, Ms Victoria Fernandes, has strongly denied allegations made by the
Panchayat Minister, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar, that she misappropriated funds
related to the purchase of public toilets during her tenure as Tourism
minister. (NT)

PROPERTY ATTACHED: A recovery team of government officials, led by Ponda
Mamlatdar Prashant Mandrekar, attached property worth Rs.38 crore belonging
to Mandovi Pellets Ltd at Borim-Ponda on Friday morning. The property
attached by the team included three barges, electrical equipment,
laboratories, three vehicles, tools, furniture, office equipment, fittings
and captive power plant. According to officials, the action was initiated as
MPL was in default of Rs.3.27 crore to the Electricity department from
December 2002 to June this year. (H)

COIR INDUSTRY SET FOR HUGE GROWTH: An action plan to upgrade Goa's primitive
coir industry with a Rs.4.8 crore outlay and a target of 1,000 jobs in rural
areas has been formulated by the government. Though Goa ranks eighth in
coconut production with 125.1 million nuts and has a potential of producing
5,000 metric tones of coir fibre per annum at only 50 per cent utilization,
only a negligible 5 per cent is tapped and only 316 persons are employed.
(GT)

2 EDC OFFICERS SUSPENDED: While two officers of Economic Development
Corporation have been placed under suspension for negligence in their duties
causing monetary loss to the Corporation, another two are to face the same
action soon. General Manager Satish Bhat and Deputy General Manager Arvind
Amonkar were placed under suspension by the managing director PS Reddy three
days ago, pending inquiry against them. (H)

BATHING ZONES ON BEACHES: In an important decision, the government has
notified bathing zones on the beaches of South Goa and North Goa. Landmarks
in the form of pillars, posts and signages will be erected and the bathing
zones will be demarcated by the use of buoys, ropes, floaters, etc,
according to a notification issued by the Tourism Department. (H)

SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: The skeletal remains of a 20-year-old man was
discovered by his sister at Parampai, Ponda, yesterday. Police officials
informed Gomantak Times that the victim, Amrut Naik, had been reported
missing on 22 September. The victim's sister had gone into the nearby forest
to collect firewood when she stumbled across the skeleton and recognized it
as her brother from a white shirt which was lying close by. (GT)

BODY RECOVERED: The Pernem police have recovered the body of an unidentified
middle-aged man at Dargadi, Pernem. Police suspect that the victim was
involved in a hit-and-run case. (NT)

DEADLINE TO REMOVE HOARDINGS ALONG HIGHWAYS: The District Collector, South,
on Friday has set in motion the mammoth exercise to dismantle around 500-odd
outdoor advertisements-including around 342 hoardings and 216 advertisement
boards along the National high-17 and 17-A passing through the district. (H)

'TEACHERS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR NSS CAMP DROWNINGS': "Loss of life is a great
loss. The management of the institution feel deeply for the parents of the
deceased, who are suffering the loss of their wards," stated the head of St
Francis Xavier High and Higher Secondary School, Siolim, Fr Paul Sagayam, in
connection with the recent drowning of two higher secondary students in
Mhadei river at Nanora village while attending a NSS camp. (NT)

FILM PRODUCERS SUPPORT PARRIKAR: The newly formed Goa Film Producer's
Association under the presidentship of Sudesh Lotlkar has extended its
support to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for hosting the International
Film Festival of India in December 2004 in Goa. (GT)

AMBELIM VP SARPANCH: Instability has gripped the 7-member village panchayat
of Ambelim following a no-trust motion tables against Sarpanch Cruz Silva on
Friday. (H)

BENAULIM VILLAGERS CURSE POWER FAILURES: Constant power failures followed by
fluctuation of voltage has put villagers under the Benaulim sub-station in a
dark spot. Power supply, almost daily, in the village is off for most part
of the day, while engineers at Xeldem and Margao try to push the blame on
each other. (GT)

WOES OF GOA PROPERTY OWNERS: If a foreigner purchases property in a friend's
name is it against the law? What happens if the brother of someone who sells
you property goes to court? Is a will valid if made abroad and pertains to
property held in Goa? These are some of the questions troubling the minds of
property owners in Goa, if one goes by the answers sought from the State's
property and building trade guide "Home and Estates". The Parra-published
H&E, which has come out with its Autumn 2003 issue, sees itself replying to
queries about building laws in the State. (H)

WATER TANK FOR CHORAO: A sum of Rs.97 lakh has been sanctioned to construct
a drinking water storage tank at Chorao island and the file of this project
has been sent to the Chief Engineer for floating the tender, informed the
Transport Minister, Pandurang Madkaikar. (GT)

'HANDICAPPED CAN WORK WONDERS': "Give the handicapped an opportunity to
learn along with others, let them realize their dreams so as to light up
their eyes. In other words, allow the wheelchair bound folk to aim for the
sky. In addition to the efforts put in by the parents of the handicapped,
the society also needs to chip in by giving a helping hand. Facilities so
badly needed by these unfortunate ones can also be created here," observed
social activist Nasima Huzruk who is confined to a wheelchair, in a
tete-a-tete with the media arranged by the Goa Union of Journalists at the
Shramshakti Bhavan in Panaji yesterday. (GT)

100 PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN: Nearly 100 physically challenged
persons from the Kolhapur based Ngo 'Helpers of the Handicapped' led by Ms
Hurjuk are presently on a visit to Goa. The Goa People's Forum has planned a
series of programme sot these visiting children.

VERNA TECHNOLOGY PARK ACTIVE AGAIN: Info Tech Corporation of Goa Limited and
the Software Technology Park at Verna are active again. Quite a few reputed
parties are now showing interest to set up their ventures at the Goa
Software Park at Verna. One such party is M/s Condor Polymeric Private Ltd.
(GT)

GEORGE TO COMMISSION "SAGAR": The Union Defence Minister George Fernandes
will commission Coast Guard ship "Sagar", at a function to be organised at
Berth No.10, Mormugao Harbour, today. (GT)

COELHO'S INSPIRATION: Francis Coelho drew inspiration from Mother Teresa for
starting the Maria Coelho Charitable and Social Trust at Loutulim in the
name of his mother. The trust is rendering yeoman services in helping the
youth, especially school drop-outs with a focus on those girls without any
gainful means of employment. (GT)

THE PROBLEM OF BLANKET CYBER CENSORSHIP: The Government of India has very
right under the constitution to block offending sites in the name of
national security and public morality.The Yahoo e-groups are blanketly
blocked. What about the offensive websites distorting the image of Goa as a
haven for drugs and sex? The Indian cyber police could search for phrases
like "Goa trance" or "Goa techno" and visit each website returned by the
search engine. What you read is not every encouraging. It comes as a culture
shock. The remote cyber uprising in Mizoram means nothing when you come
across information which makes you believe that Goa is liberated from India,
a nudist republic managed by drug peddlers and stoned dancers. (Nandkumar
Kamat in Zest-NT)

COFFEE TEA INDIA EXHIBITION: The beverage that kick starts our day-tea or
coffee-was on display in all its splendour at the Coffee Tea India 2003 at Goa,
at the Kala Academy, Panjim. The second Annual Tea and Coffee exhibition and
seminar is a tree-day event. It will continue till November 2. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM STORM INTO FINALS: Crowd favourites Football Club of Siolim scored a
comfortable 2-0 victory over Friends XI Vaddem to storm into the finals of
the Siolim Parish Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church grounds in Siolim. (H)

ARPORA MOVE AHEAD: Host Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, overcame a spirited
challenge from Parish Youth, Morjim, to register a 2-1 win in the Arpora
Nagao panchayat Cup, at St Joseph Grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
30 Oct: Dramapur: NICOLAU BARTOLOMEU RODRIGUES: husband of Cicilia,
father of Lucy and Pascoal, brother of Salvador & Marcelina.
31 Oct: Aldona: ANA MARIA MARTHA LOBO: sister/sister-in-law of Ursula,
late Fidelis, late Alexander/late Elvina and late John Paul.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.8 degC (80.2 degF) at 7.30 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.5 deg C; Min Temp: 24.9 deg C; Humidity: 66% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2700.8 mm
Weather: A sunny morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-01 11:17:53 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
01 Nov 2003

SETBACK FOR TOURIST SEASON: The charter tourist season seems to have
suffered a minor setback, with some charter flights to Goa being cancelled
at the last moment. First-timers SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore
Airlines, which was to make its debut here in Goa this charter season,
appears to have cancelled its plan. Other cancellations of charter flights
include Air Holland, which was scheduled to arrive at Dabolim on November 1.
The charter flight is now tentatively expected to arrive on November 8.
Similarly, Continental Airlines, Moscow, and Domeodedovo Airlines, which
were due to arrive in Goa, have also cancelled their schedule due to some
'operational reason' for the moment. (H)

GPF OFFERS TO PROTECT ASSAULTED TRAFFIC COP: The alleged assault of a
traffic policeman by a Corporation of the City of Panaji councilor has taken
a new twist with a group of citizens offering protection to police
personnel. In a statement signed by convenor Satish Sonak, the Goan People's
Forum, offered to provide protection to police personnel who are assaulted
while discharging their duties. "If the police are assaulted and if no
action is taken against the wrong doers police will be demoralized and will
not do their duties," the statement said. (GT)

EDC DRIVE TO RECOVER DUES: Launching its drive to recover dues from
defaulters, the Economic Development Corporation has initiated the process
for attaching their properties. The dues are estimated to be around Rs.50-60
crore and the defaulters have been given the deadline of November 15 to
clear their dues. (NT)

WORK ON FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY SOON: The North and South Goa tips of the State
will be smoothly and speedily connected in the near future with the Union
Ministry of Surface Transport having agreed in principle to construction of
a four-lane highway NH-17 between Patradevi and Canacona. The 100 km highway
is expected to cost between Rs.500-600 crore, the land for which is being
proposed to be acquired by the government here soon. (GT)

VICTORIA DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF MISAPPROPRIATION: The Congress MLA from Santa
Cruz, Ms Victoria Fernandes, has strongly denied allegations made by the
Panchayat Minister, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar, that she misappropriated funds
related to the purchase of public toilets during her tenure as Tourism
minister. (NT)

PROPERTY ATTACHED: A recovery team of government officials, led by Ponda
Mamlatdar Prashant Mandrekar, attached property worth Rs.38 crore belonging
to Mandovi Pellets Ltd at Borim-Ponda on Friday morning. The property
attached by the team included three barges, electrical equipment,
laboratories, three vehicles, tools, furniture, office equipment, fittings
and captive power plant. According to officials, the action was initiated as
MPL was in default of Rs.3.27 crore to the Electricity department from
December 2002 to June this year. (H)

COIR INDUSTRY SET FOR HUGE GROWTH: An action plan to upgrade Goa's primitive
coir industry with a Rs.4.8 crore outlay and a target of 1,000 jobs in rural
areas has been formulated by the government. Though Goa ranks eighth in
coconut production with 125.1 million nuts and has a potential of producing
5,000 metric tones of coir fibre per annum at only 50 per cent utilization,
only a negligible 5 per cent is tapped and only 316 persons are employed.
(GT)

2 EDC OFFICERS SUSPENDED: While two officers of Economic Development
Corporation have been placed under suspension for negligence in their duties
causing monetary loss to the Corporation, another two are to face the same
action soon. General Manager Satish Bhat and Deputy General Manager Arvind
Amonkar were placed under suspension by the managing director PS Reddy three
days ago, pending inquiry against them. (H)

BATHING ZONES ON BEACHES: In an important decision, the government has
notified bathing zones on the beaches of South Goa and North Goa. Landmarks
in the form of pillars, posts and signages will be erected and the bathing
zones will be demarcated by the use of buoys, ropes, floaters, etc,
according to a notification issued by the Tourism Department. (H)

SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: The skeletal remains of a 20-year-old man was
discovered by his sister at Parampai, Ponda, yesterday. Police officials
informed Gomantak Times that the victim, Amrut Naik, had been reported
missing on 22 September. The victim's sister had gone into the nearby forest
to collect firewood when she stumbled across the skeleton and recognized it
as her brother from a white shirt which was lying close by. (GT)

BODY RECOVERED: The Pernem police have recovered the body of an unidentified
middle-aged man at Dargadi, Pernem. Police suspect that the victim was
involved in a hit-and-run case. (NT)

DEADLINE TO REMOVE HOARDINGS ALONG HIGHWAYS: The District Collector, South,
on Friday has set in motion the mammoth exercise to dismantle around 500-odd
outdoor advertisements-including around 342 hoardings and 216 advertisement
boards along the National high-17 and 17-A passing through the district. (H)

'TEACHERS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR NSS CAMP DROWNINGS': "Loss of life is a great
loss. The management of the institution feel deeply for the parents of the
deceased, who are suffering the loss of their wards," stated the head of St
Francis Xavier High and Higher Secondary School, Siolim, Fr Paul Sagayam, in
connection with the recent drowning of two higher secondary students in
Mhadei river at Nanora village while attending a NSS camp. (NT)

FILM PRODUCERS SUPPORT PARRIKAR: The newly formed Goa Film Producer's
Association under the presidentship of Sudesh Lotlkar has extended its
support to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for hosting the International
Film Festival of India in December 2004 in Goa. (GT)

AMBELIM VP SARPANCH: Instability has gripped the 7-member village panchayat
of Ambelim following a no-trust motion tables against Sarpanch Cruz Silva on
Friday. (H)

BENAULIM VILLAGERS CURSE POWER FAILURES: Constant power failures followed by
fluctuation of voltage has put villagers under the Benaulim sub-station in a
dark spot. Power supply, almost daily, in the village is off for most part
of the day, while engineers at Xeldem and Margao try to push the blame on
each other. (GT)

WOES OF GOA PROPERTY OWNERS: If a foreigner purchases property in a friend's
name is it against the law? What happens if the brother of someone who sells
you property goes to court? Is a will valid if made abroad and pertains to
property held in Goa? These are some of the questions troubling the minds of
property owners in Goa, if one goes by the answers sought from the State's
property and building trade guide "Home and Estates". The Parra-published
H&E, which has come out with its Autumn 2003 issue, sees itself replying to
queries about building laws in the State. (H)

WATER TANK FOR CHORAO: A sum of Rs.97 lakh has been sanctioned to construct
a drinking water storage tank at Chorao island and the file of this project
has been sent to the Chief Engineer for floating the tender, informed the
Transport Minister, Pandurang Madkaikar. (GT)

'HANDICAPPED CAN WORK WONDERS': "Give the handicapped an opportunity to
learn along with others, let them realize their dreams so as to light up
their eyes. In other words, allow the wheelchair bound folk to aim for the
sky. In addition to the efforts put in by the parents of the handicapped,
the society also needs to chip in by giving a helping hand. Facilities so
badly needed by these unfortunate ones can also be created here," observed
social activist Nasima Huzruk who is confined to a wheelchair, in a
tete-a-tete with the media arranged by the Goa Union of Journalists at the
Shramshakti Bhavan in Panaji yesterday. (GT)

100 PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN: Nearly 100 physically challenged
persons from the Kolhapur based Ngo 'Helpers of the Handicapped' led by Ms
Hurjuk are presently on a visit to Goa. The Goa People's Forum has planned a
series of programme sot these visiting children.

VERNA TECHNOLOGY PARK ACTIVE AGAIN: Info Tech Corporation of Goa Limited and
the Software Technology Park at Verna are active again. Quite a few reputed
parties are now showing interest to set up their ventures at the Goa
Software Park at Verna. One such party is M/s Condor Polymeric Private Ltd.
(GT)

GEORGE TO COMMISSION "SAGAR": The Union Defence Minister George Fernandes
will commission Coast Guard ship "Sagar", at a function to be organised at
Berth No.10, Mormugao Harbour, today. (GT)

COELHO'S INSPIRATION: Francis Coelho drew inspiration from Mother Teresa for
starting the Maria Coelho Charitable and Social Trust at Loutulim in the
name of his mother. The trust is rendering yeoman services in helping the
youth, especially school drop-outs with a focus on those girls without any
gainful means of employment. (GT)

THE PROBLEM OF BLANKET CYBER CENSORSHIP: The Government of India has very
right under the constitution to block offending sites in the name of
national security and public morality.The Yahoo e-groups are blanketly
blocked. What about the offensive websites distorting the image of Goa as a
haven for drugs and sex? The Indian cyber police could search for phrases
like "Goa trance" or "Goa techno" and visit each website returned by the
search engine. What you read is not every encouraging. It comes as a culture
shock. The remote cyber uprising in Mizoram means nothing when you come
across information which makes you believe that Goa is liberated from India,
a nudist republic managed by drug peddlers and stoned dancers. (Nandkumar
Kamat in Zest-NT)

COFFEE TEA INDIA EXHIBITION: The beverage that kick starts our day-tea or
coffee-was on display in all its splendour at the Coffee Tea India 2003 at Goa,
at the Kala Academy, Panjim. The second Annual Tea and Coffee exhibition and
seminar is a tree-day event. It will continue till November 2. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM STORM INTO FINALS: Crowd favourites Football Club of Siolim scored a
comfortable 2-0 victory over Friends XI Vaddem to storm into the finals of
the Siolim Parish Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church grounds in Siolim. (H)

ARPORA MOVE AHEAD: Host Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, overcame a spirited
challenge from Parish Youth, Morjim, to register a 2-1 win in the Arpora
Nagao panchayat Cup, at St Joseph Grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
30 Oct: Dramapur: NICOLAU BARTOLOMEU RODRIGUES: husband of Cicilia,
father of Lucy and Pascoal, brother of Salvador & Marcelina.
31 Oct: Aldona: ANA MARIA MARTHA LOBO: sister/sister-in-law of Ursula,
late Fidelis, late Alexander/late Elvina and late John Paul.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.8 degC (80.2 degF) at 7.30 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.5 deg C; Min Temp: 24.9 deg C; Humidity: 66% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2700.8 mm
Weather: A sunny morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-01 11:17:53 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
01 Nov 2003

SETBACK FOR TOURIST SEASON: The charter tourist season seems to have
suffered a minor setback, with some charter flights to Goa being cancelled
at the last moment. First-timers SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore
Airlines, which was to make its debut here in Goa this charter season,
appears to have cancelled its plan. Other cancellations of charter flights
include Air Holland, which was scheduled to arrive at Dabolim on November 1.
The charter flight is now tentatively expected to arrive on November 8.
Similarly, Continental Airlines, Moscow, and Domeodedovo Airlines, which
were due to arrive in Goa, have also cancelled their schedule due to some
'operational reason' for the moment. (H)

GPF OFFERS TO PROTECT ASSAULTED TRAFFIC COP: The alleged assault of a
traffic policeman by a Corporation of the City of Panaji councilor has taken
a new twist with a group of citizens offering protection to police
personnel. In a statement signed by convenor Satish Sonak, the Goan People's
Forum, offered to provide protection to police personnel who are assaulted
while discharging their duties. "If the police are assaulted and if no
action is taken against the wrong doers police will be demoralized and will
not do their duties," the statement said. (GT)

EDC DRIVE TO RECOVER DUES: Launching its drive to recover dues from
defaulters, the Economic Development Corporation has initiated the process
for attaching their properties. The dues are estimated to be around Rs.50-60
crore and the defaulters have been given the deadline of November 15 to
clear their dues. (NT)

WORK ON FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY SOON: The North and South Goa tips of the State
will be smoothly and speedily connected in the near future with the Union
Ministry of Surface Transport having agreed in principle to construction of
a four-lane highway NH-17 between Patradevi and Canacona. The 100 km highway
is expected to cost between Rs.500-600 crore, the land for which is being
proposed to be acquired by the government here soon. (GT)

VICTORIA DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF MISAPPROPRIATION: The Congress MLA from Santa
Cruz, Ms Victoria Fernandes, has strongly denied allegations made by the
Panchayat Minister, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar, that she misappropriated funds
related to the purchase of public toilets during her tenure as Tourism
minister. (NT)

PROPERTY ATTACHED: A recovery team of government officials, led by Ponda
Mamlatdar Prashant Mandrekar, attached property worth Rs.38 crore belonging
to Mandovi Pellets Ltd at Borim-Ponda on Friday morning. The property
attached by the team included three barges, electrical equipment,
laboratories, three vehicles, tools, furniture, office equipment, fittings
and captive power plant. According to officials, the action was initiated as
MPL was in default of Rs.3.27 crore to the Electricity department from
December 2002 to June this year. (H)

COIR INDUSTRY SET FOR HUGE GROWTH: An action plan to upgrade Goa's primitive
coir industry with a Rs.4.8 crore outlay and a target of 1,000 jobs in rural
areas has been formulated by the government. Though Goa ranks eighth in
coconut production with 125.1 million nuts and has a potential of producing
5,000 metric tones of coir fibre per annum at only 50 per cent utilization,
only a negligible 5 per cent is tapped and only 316 persons are employed.
(GT)

2 EDC OFFICERS SUSPENDED: While two officers of Economic Development
Corporation have been placed under suspension for negligence in their duties
causing monetary loss to the Corporation, another two are to face the same
action soon. General Manager Satish Bhat and Deputy General Manager Arvind
Amonkar were placed under suspension by the managing director PS Reddy three
days ago, pending inquiry against them. (H)

BATHING ZONES ON BEACHES: In an important decision, the government has
notified bathing zones on the beaches of South Goa and North Goa. Landmarks
in the form of pillars, posts and signages will be erected and the bathing
zones will be demarcated by the use of buoys, ropes, floaters, etc,
according to a notification issued by the Tourism Department. (H)

SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: The skeletal remains of a 20-year-old man was
discovered by his sister at Parampai, Ponda, yesterday. Police officials
informed Gomantak Times that the victim, Amrut Naik, had been reported
missing on 22 September. The victim's sister had gone into the nearby forest
to collect firewood when she stumbled across the skeleton and recognized it
as her brother from a white shirt which was lying close by. (GT)

BODY RECOVERED: The Pernem police have recovered the body of an unidentified
middle-aged man at Dargadi, Pernem. Police suspect that the victim was
involved in a hit-and-run case. (NT)

DEADLINE TO REMOVE HOARDINGS ALONG HIGHWAYS: The District Collector, South,
on Friday has set in motion the mammoth exercise to dismantle around 500-odd
outdoor advertisements-including around 342 hoardings and 216 advertisement
boards along the National high-17 and 17-A passing through the district. (H)

'TEACHERS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR NSS CAMP DROWNINGS': "Loss of life is a great
loss. The management of the institution feel deeply for the parents of the
deceased, who are suffering the loss of their wards," stated the head of St
Francis Xavier High and Higher Secondary School, Siolim, Fr Paul Sagayam, in
connection with the recent drowning of two higher secondary students in
Mhadei river at Nanora village while attending a NSS camp. (NT)

FILM PRODUCERS SUPPORT PARRIKAR: The newly formed Goa Film Producer's
Association under the presidentship of Sudesh Lotlkar has extended its
support to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for hosting the International
Film Festival of India in December 2004 in Goa. (GT)

AMBELIM VP SARPANCH: Instability has gripped the 7-member village panchayat
of Ambelim following a no-trust motion tables against Sarpanch Cruz Silva on
Friday. (H)

BENAULIM VILLAGERS CURSE POWER FAILURES: Constant power failures followed by
fluctuation of voltage has put villagers under the Benaulim sub-station in a
dark spot. Power supply, almost daily, in the village is off for most part
of the day, while engineers at Xeldem and Margao try to push the blame on
each other. (GT)

WOES OF GOA PROPERTY OWNERS: If a foreigner purchases property in a friend's
name is it against the law? What happens if the brother of someone who sells
you property goes to court? Is a will valid if made abroad and pertains to
property held in Goa? These are some of the questions troubling the minds of
property owners in Goa, if one goes by the answers sought from the State's
property and building trade guide "Home and Estates". The Parra-published
H&E, which has come out with its Autumn 2003 issue, sees itself replying to
queries about building laws in the State. (H)

WATER TANK FOR CHORAO: A sum of Rs.97 lakh has been sanctioned to construct
a drinking water storage tank at Chorao island and the file of this project
has been sent to the Chief Engineer for floating the tender, informed the
Transport Minister, Pandurang Madkaikar. (GT)

'HANDICAPPED CAN WORK WONDERS': "Give the handicapped an opportunity to
learn along with others, let them realize their dreams so as to light up
their eyes. In other words, allow the wheelchair bound folk to aim for the
sky. In addition to the efforts put in by the parents of the handicapped,
the society also needs to chip in by giving a helping hand. Facilities so
badly needed by these unfortunate ones can also be created here," observed
social activist Nasima Huzruk who is confined to a wheelchair, in a
tete-a-tete with the media arranged by the Goa Union of Journalists at the
Shramshakti Bhavan in Panaji yesterday. (GT)

100 PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN: Nearly 100 physically challenged
persons from the Kolhapur based Ngo 'Helpers of the Handicapped' led by Ms
Hurjuk are presently on a visit to Goa. The Goa People's Forum has planned a
series of programme sot these visiting children.

VERNA TECHNOLOGY PARK ACTIVE AGAIN: Info Tech Corporation of Goa Limited and
the Software Technology Park at Verna are active again. Quite a few reputed
parties are now showing interest to set up their ventures at the Goa
Software Park at Verna. One such party is M/s Condor Polymeric Private Ltd.
(GT)

GEORGE TO COMMISSION "SAGAR": The Union Defence Minister George Fernandes
will commission Coast Guard ship "Sagar", at a function to be organised at
Berth No.10, Mormugao Harbour, today. (GT)

COELHO'S INSPIRATION: Francis Coelho drew inspiration from Mother Teresa for
starting the Maria Coelho Charitable and Social Trust at Loutulim in the
name of his mother. The trust is rendering yeoman services in helping the
youth, especially school drop-outs with a focus on those girls without any
gainful means of employment. (GT)

THE PROBLEM OF BLANKET CYBER CENSORSHIP: The Government of India has very
right under the constitution to block offending sites in the name of
national security and public morality.The Yahoo e-groups are blanketly
blocked. What about the offensive websites distorting the image of Goa as a
haven for drugs and sex? The Indian cyber police could search for phrases
like "Goa trance" or "Goa techno" and visit each website returned by the
search engine. What you read is not every encouraging. It comes as a culture
shock. The remote cyber uprising in Mizoram means nothing when you come
across information which makes you believe that Goa is liberated from India,
a nudist republic managed by drug peddlers and stoned dancers. (Nandkumar
Kamat in Zest-NT)

COFFEE TEA INDIA EXHIBITION: The beverage that kick starts our day-tea or
coffee-was on display in all its splendour at the Coffee Tea India 2003 at Goa,
at the Kala Academy, Panjim. The second Annual Tea and Coffee exhibition and
seminar is a tree-day event. It will continue till November 2. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM STORM INTO FINALS: Crowd favourites Football Club of Siolim scored a
comfortable 2-0 victory over Friends XI Vaddem to storm into the finals of
the Siolim Parish Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church grounds in Siolim. (H)

ARPORA MOVE AHEAD: Host Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, overcame a spirited
challenge from Parish Youth, Morjim, to register a 2-1 win in the Arpora
Nagao panchayat Cup, at St Joseph Grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
30 Oct: Dramapur: NICOLAU BARTOLOMEU RODRIGUES: husband of Cicilia,
father of Lucy and Pascoal, brother of Salvador & Marcelina.
31 Oct: Aldona: ANA MARIA MARTHA LOBO: sister/sister-in-law of Ursula,
late Fidelis, late Alexander/late Elvina and late John Paul.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.8 degC (80.2 degF) at 7.30 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.5 deg C; Min Temp: 24.9 deg C; Humidity: 66% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2700.8 mm
Weather: A sunny morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-01 11:17:53 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
01 Nov 2003

SETBACK FOR TOURIST SEASON: The charter tourist season seems to have
suffered a minor setback, with some charter flights to Goa being cancelled
at the last moment. First-timers SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore
Airlines, which was to make its debut here in Goa this charter season,
appears to have cancelled its plan. Other cancellations of charter flights
include Air Holland, which was scheduled to arrive at Dabolim on November 1.
The charter flight is now tentatively expected to arrive on November 8.
Similarly, Continental Airlines, Moscow, and Domeodedovo Airlines, which
were due to arrive in Goa, have also cancelled their schedule due to some
'operational reason' for the moment. (H)

GPF OFFERS TO PROTECT ASSAULTED TRAFFIC COP: The alleged assault of a
traffic policeman by a Corporation of the City of Panaji councilor has taken
a new twist with a group of citizens offering protection to police
personnel. In a statement signed by convenor Satish Sonak, the Goan People's
Forum, offered to provide protection to police personnel who are assaulted
while discharging their duties. "If the police are assaulted and if no
action is taken against the wrong doers police will be demoralized and will
not do their duties," the statement said. (GT)

EDC DRIVE TO RECOVER DUES: Launching its drive to recover dues from
defaulters, the Economic Development Corporation has initiated the process
for attaching their properties. The dues are estimated to be around Rs.50-60
crore and the defaulters have been given the deadline of November 15 to
clear their dues. (NT)

WORK ON FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY SOON: The North and South Goa tips of the State
will be smoothly and speedily connected in the near future with the Union
Ministry of Surface Transport having agreed in principle to construction of
a four-lane highway NH-17 between Patradevi and Canacona. The 100 km highway
is expected to cost between Rs.500-600 crore, the land for which is being
proposed to be acquired by the government here soon. (GT)

VICTORIA DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF MISAPPROPRIATION: The Congress MLA from Santa
Cruz, Ms Victoria Fernandes, has strongly denied allegations made by the
Panchayat Minister, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar, that she misappropriated funds
related to the purchase of public toilets during her tenure as Tourism
minister. (NT)

PROPERTY ATTACHED: A recovery team of government officials, led by Ponda
Mamlatdar Prashant Mandrekar, attached property worth Rs.38 crore belonging
to Mandovi Pellets Ltd at Borim-Ponda on Friday morning. The property
attached by the team included three barges, electrical equipment,
laboratories, three vehicles, tools, furniture, office equipment, fittings
and captive power plant. According to officials, the action was initiated as
MPL was in default of Rs.3.27 crore to the Electricity department from
December 2002 to June this year. (H)

COIR INDUSTRY SET FOR HUGE GROWTH: An action plan to upgrade Goa's primitive
coir industry with a Rs.4.8 crore outlay and a target of 1,000 jobs in rural
areas has been formulated by the government. Though Goa ranks eighth in
coconut production with 125.1 million nuts and has a potential of producing
5,000 metric tones of coir fibre per annum at only 50 per cent utilization,
only a negligible 5 per cent is tapped and only 316 persons are employed.
(GT)

2 EDC OFFICERS SUSPENDED: While two officers of Economic Development
Corporation have been placed under suspension for negligence in their duties
causing monetary loss to the Corporation, another two are to face the same
action soon. General Manager Satish Bhat and Deputy General Manager Arvind
Amonkar were placed under suspension by the managing director PS Reddy three
days ago, pending inquiry against them. (H)

BATHING ZONES ON BEACHES: In an important decision, the government has
notified bathing zones on the beaches of South Goa and North Goa. Landmarks
in the form of pillars, posts and signages will be erected and the bathing
zones will be demarcated by the use of buoys, ropes, floaters, etc,
according to a notification issued by the Tourism Department. (H)

SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: The skeletal remains of a 20-year-old man was
discovered by his sister at Parampai, Ponda, yesterday. Police officials
informed Gomantak Times that the victim, Amrut Naik, had been reported
missing on 22 September. The victim's sister had gone into the nearby forest
to collect firewood when she stumbled across the skeleton and recognized it
as her brother from a white shirt which was lying close by. (GT)

BODY RECOVERED: The Pernem police have recovered the body of an unidentified
middle-aged man at Dargadi, Pernem. Police suspect that the victim was
involved in a hit-and-run case. (NT)

DEADLINE TO REMOVE HOARDINGS ALONG HIGHWAYS: The District Collector, South,
on Friday has set in motion the mammoth exercise to dismantle around 500-odd
outdoor advertisements-including around 342 hoardings and 216 advertisement
boards along the National high-17 and 17-A passing through the district. (H)

'TEACHERS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR NSS CAMP DROWNINGS': "Loss of life is a great
loss. The management of the institution feel deeply for the parents of the
deceased, who are suffering the loss of their wards," stated the head of St
Francis Xavier High and Higher Secondary School, Siolim, Fr Paul Sagayam, in
connection with the recent drowning of two higher secondary students in
Mhadei river at Nanora village while attending a NSS camp. (NT)

FILM PRODUCERS SUPPORT PARRIKAR: The newly formed Goa Film Producer's
Association under the presidentship of Sudesh Lotlkar has extended its
support to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for hosting the International
Film Festival of India in December 2004 in Goa. (GT)

AMBELIM VP SARPANCH: Instability has gripped the 7-member village panchayat
of Ambelim following a no-trust motion tables against Sarpanch Cruz Silva on
Friday. (H)

BENAULIM VILLAGERS CURSE POWER FAILURES: Constant power failures followed by
fluctuation of voltage has put villagers under the Benaulim sub-station in a
dark spot. Power supply, almost daily, in the village is off for most part
of the day, while engineers at Xeldem and Margao try to push the blame on
each other. (GT)

WOES OF GOA PROPERTY OWNERS: If a foreigner purchases property in a friend's
name is it against the law? What happens if the brother of someone who sells
you property goes to court? Is a will valid if made abroad and pertains to
property held in Goa? These are some of the questions troubling the minds of
property owners in Goa, if one goes by the answers sought from the State's
property and building trade guide "Home and Estates". The Parra-published
H&E, which has come out with its Autumn 2003 issue, sees itself replying to
queries about building laws in the State. (H)

WATER TANK FOR CHORAO: A sum of Rs.97 lakh has been sanctioned to construct
a drinking water storage tank at Chorao island and the file of this project
has been sent to the Chief Engineer for floating the tender, informed the
Transport Minister, Pandurang Madkaikar. (GT)

'HANDICAPPED CAN WORK WONDERS': "Give the handicapped an opportunity to
learn along with others, let them realize their dreams so as to light up
their eyes. In other words, allow the wheelchair bound folk to aim for the
sky. In addition to the efforts put in by the parents of the handicapped,
the society also needs to chip in by giving a helping hand. Facilities so
badly needed by these unfortunate ones can also be created here," observed
social activist Nasima Huzruk who is confined to a wheelchair, in a
tete-a-tete with the media arranged by the Goa Union of Journalists at the
Shramshakti Bhavan in Panaji yesterday. (GT)

100 PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN: Nearly 100 physically challenged
persons from the Kolhapur based Ngo 'Helpers of the Handicapped' led by Ms
Hurjuk are presently on a visit to Goa. The Goa People's Forum has planned a
series of programme sot these visiting children.

VERNA TECHNOLOGY PARK ACTIVE AGAIN: Info Tech Corporation of Goa Limited and
the Software Technology Park at Verna are active again. Quite a few reputed
parties are now showing interest to set up their ventures at the Goa
Software Park at Verna. One such party is M/s Condor Polymeric Private Ltd.
(GT)

GEORGE TO COMMISSION "SAGAR": The Union Defence Minister George Fernandes
will commission Coast Guard ship "Sagar", at a function to be organised at
Berth No.10, Mormugao Harbour, today. (GT)

COELHO'S INSPIRATION: Francis Coelho drew inspiration from Mother Teresa for
starting the Maria Coelho Charitable and Social Trust at Loutulim in the
name of his mother. The trust is rendering yeoman services in helping the
youth, especially school drop-outs with a focus on those girls without any
gainful means of employment. (GT)

THE PROBLEM OF BLANKET CYBER CENSORSHIP: The Government of India has very
right under the constitution to block offending sites in the name of
national security and public morality.The Yahoo e-groups are blanketly
blocked. What about the offensive websites distorting the image of Goa as a
haven for drugs and sex? The Indian cyber police could search for phrases
like "Goa trance" or "Goa techno" and visit each website returned by the
search engine. What you read is not every encouraging. It comes as a culture
shock. The remote cyber uprising in Mizoram means nothing when you come
across information which makes you believe that Goa is liberated from India,
a nudist republic managed by drug peddlers and stoned dancers. (Nandkumar
Kamat in Zest-NT)

COFFEE TEA INDIA EXHIBITION: The beverage that kick starts our day-tea or
coffee-was on display in all its splendour at the Coffee Tea India 2003 at Goa,
at the Kala Academy, Panjim. The second Annual Tea and Coffee exhibition and
seminar is a tree-day event. It will continue till November 2. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM STORM INTO FINALS: Crowd favourites Football Club of Siolim scored a
comfortable 2-0 victory over Friends XI Vaddem to storm into the finals of
the Siolim Parish Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church grounds in Siolim. (H)

ARPORA MOVE AHEAD: Host Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, overcame a spirited
challenge from Parish Youth, Morjim, to register a 2-1 win in the Arpora
Nagao panchayat Cup, at St Joseph Grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
30 Oct: Dramapur: NICOLAU BARTOLOMEU RODRIGUES: husband of Cicilia,
father of Lucy and Pascoal, brother of Salvador & Marcelina.
31 Oct: Aldona: ANA MARIA MARTHA LOBO: sister/sister-in-law of Ursula,
late Fidelis, late Alexander/late Elvina and late John Paul.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.8 degC (80.2 degF) at 7.30 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.5 deg C; Min Temp: 24.9 deg C; Humidity: 66% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2700.8 mm
Weather: A sunny morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-01 11:17:53 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
01 Nov 2003

SETBACK FOR TOURIST SEASON: The charter tourist season seems to have
suffered a minor setback, with some charter flights to Goa being cancelled
at the last moment. First-timers SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore
Airlines, which was to make its debut here in Goa this charter season,
appears to have cancelled its plan. Other cancellations of charter flights
include Air Holland, which was scheduled to arrive at Dabolim on November 1.
The charter flight is now tentatively expected to arrive on November 8.
Similarly, Continental Airlines, Moscow, and Domeodedovo Airlines, which
were due to arrive in Goa, have also cancelled their schedule due to some
'operational reason' for the moment. (H)

GPF OFFERS TO PROTECT ASSAULTED TRAFFIC COP: The alleged assault of a
traffic policeman by a Corporation of the City of Panaji councilor has taken
a new twist with a group of citizens offering protection to police
personnel. In a statement signed by convenor Satish Sonak, the Goan People's
Forum, offered to provide protection to police personnel who are assaulted
while discharging their duties. "If the police are assaulted and if no
action is taken against the wrong doers police will be demoralized and will
not do their duties," the statement said. (GT)

EDC DRIVE TO RECOVER DUES: Launching its drive to recover dues from
defaulters, the Economic Development Corporation has initiated the process
for attaching their properties. The dues are estimated to be around Rs.50-60
crore and the defaulters have been given the deadline of November 15 to
clear their dues. (NT)

WORK ON FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY SOON: The North and South Goa tips of the State
will be smoothly and speedily connected in the near future with the Union
Ministry of Surface Transport having agreed in principle to construction of
a four-lane highway NH-17 between Patradevi and Canacona. The 100 km highway
is expected to cost between Rs.500-600 crore, the land for which is being
proposed to be acquired by the government here soon. (GT)

VICTORIA DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF MISAPPROPRIATION: The Congress MLA from Santa
Cruz, Ms Victoria Fernandes, has strongly denied allegations made by the
Panchayat Minister, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar, that she misappropriated funds
related to the purchase of public toilets during her tenure as Tourism
minister. (NT)

PROPERTY ATTACHED: A recovery team of government officials, led by Ponda
Mamlatdar Prashant Mandrekar, attached property worth Rs.38 crore belonging
to Mandovi Pellets Ltd at Borim-Ponda on Friday morning. The property
attached by the team included three barges, electrical equipment,
laboratories, three vehicles, tools, furniture, office equipment, fittings
and captive power plant. According to officials, the action was initiated as
MPL was in default of Rs.3.27 crore to the Electricity department from
December 2002 to June this year. (H)

COIR INDUSTRY SET FOR HUGE GROWTH: An action plan to upgrade Goa's primitive
coir industry with a Rs.4.8 crore outlay and a target of 1,000 jobs in rural
areas has been formulated by the government. Though Goa ranks eighth in
coconut production with 125.1 million nuts and has a potential of producing
5,000 metric tones of coir fibre per annum at only 50 per cent utilization,
only a negligible 5 per cent is tapped and only 316 persons are employed.
(GT)

2 EDC OFFICERS SUSPENDED: While two officers of Economic Development
Corporation have been placed under suspension for negligence in their duties
causing monetary loss to the Corporation, another two are to face the same
action soon. General Manager Satish Bhat and Deputy General Manager Arvind
Amonkar were placed under suspension by the managing director PS Reddy three
days ago, pending inquiry against them. (H)

BATHING ZONES ON BEACHES: In an important decision, the government has
notified bathing zones on the beaches of South Goa and North Goa. Landmarks
in the form of pillars, posts and signages will be erected and the bathing
zones will be demarcated by the use of buoys, ropes, floaters, etc,
according to a notification issued by the Tourism Department. (H)

SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: The skeletal remains of a 20-year-old man was
discovered by his sister at Parampai, Ponda, yesterday. Police officials
informed Gomantak Times that the victim, Amrut Naik, had been reported
missing on 22 September. The victim's sister had gone into the nearby forest
to collect firewood when she stumbled across the skeleton and recognized it
as her brother from a white shirt which was lying close by. (GT)

BODY RECOVERED: The Pernem police have recovered the body of an unidentified
middle-aged man at Dargadi, Pernem. Police suspect that the victim was
involved in a hit-and-run case. (NT)

DEADLINE TO REMOVE HOARDINGS ALONG HIGHWAYS: The District Collector, South,
on Friday has set in motion the mammoth exercise to dismantle around 500-odd
outdoor advertisements-including around 342 hoardings and 216 advertisement
boards along the National high-17 and 17-A passing through the district. (H)

'TEACHERS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR NSS CAMP DROWNINGS': "Loss of life is a great
loss. The management of the institution feel deeply for the parents of the
deceased, who are suffering the loss of their wards," stated the head of St
Francis Xavier High and Higher Secondary School, Siolim, Fr Paul Sagayam, in
connection with the recent drowning of two higher secondary students in
Mhadei river at Nanora village while attending a NSS camp. (NT)

FILM PRODUCERS SUPPORT PARRIKAR: The newly formed Goa Film Producer's
Association under the presidentship of Sudesh Lotlkar has extended its
support to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for hosting the International
Film Festival of India in December 2004 in Goa. (GT)

AMBELIM VP SARPANCH: Instability has gripped the 7-member village panchayat
of Ambelim following a no-trust motion tables against Sarpanch Cruz Silva on
Friday. (H)

BENAULIM VILLAGERS CURSE POWER FAILURES: Constant power failures followed by
fluctuation of voltage has put villagers under the Benaulim sub-station in a
dark spot. Power supply, almost daily, in the village is off for most part
of the day, while engineers at Xeldem and Margao try to push the blame on
each other. (GT)

WOES OF GOA PROPERTY OWNERS: If a foreigner purchases property in a friend's
name is it against the law? What happens if the brother of someone who sells
you property goes to court? Is a will valid if made abroad and pertains to
property held in Goa? These are some of the questions troubling the minds of
property owners in Goa, if one goes by the answers sought from the State's
property and building trade guide "Home and Estates". The Parra-published
H&E, which has come out with its Autumn 2003 issue, sees itself replying to
queries about building laws in the State. (H)

WATER TANK FOR CHORAO: A sum of Rs.97 lakh has been sanctioned to construct
a drinking water storage tank at Chorao island and the file of this project
has been sent to the Chief Engineer for floating the tender, informed the
Transport Minister, Pandurang Madkaikar. (GT)

'HANDICAPPED CAN WORK WONDERS': "Give the handicapped an opportunity to
learn along with others, let them realize their dreams so as to light up
their eyes. In other words, allow the wheelchair bound folk to aim for the
sky. In addition to the efforts put in by the parents of the handicapped,
the society also needs to chip in by giving a helping hand. Facilities so
badly needed by these unfortunate ones can also be created here," observed
social activist Nasima Huzruk who is confined to a wheelchair, in a
tete-a-tete with the media arranged by the Goa Union of Journalists at the
Shramshakti Bhavan in Panaji yesterday. (GT)

100 PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN: Nearly 100 physically challenged
persons from the Kolhapur based Ngo 'Helpers of the Handicapped' led by Ms
Hurjuk are presently on a visit to Goa. The Goa People's Forum has planned a
series of programme sot these visiting children.

VERNA TECHNOLOGY PARK ACTIVE AGAIN: Info Tech Corporation of Goa Limited and
the Software Technology Park at Verna are active again. Quite a few reputed
parties are now showing interest to set up their ventures at the Goa
Software Park at Verna. One such party is M/s Condor Polymeric Private Ltd.
(GT)

GEORGE TO COMMISSION "SAGAR": The Union Defence Minister George Fernandes
will commission Coast Guard ship "Sagar", at a function to be organised at
Berth No.10, Mormugao Harbour, today. (GT)

COELHO'S INSPIRATION: Francis Coelho drew inspiration from Mother Teresa for
starting the Maria Coelho Charitable and Social Trust at Loutulim in the
name of his mother. The trust is rendering yeoman services in helping the
youth, especially school drop-outs with a focus on those girls without any
gainful means of employment. (GT)

THE PROBLEM OF BLANKET CYBER CENSORSHIP: The Government of India has very
right under the constitution to block offending sites in the name of
national security and public morality.The Yahoo e-groups are blanketly
blocked. What about the offensive websites distorting the image of Goa as a
haven for drugs and sex? The Indian cyber police could search for phrases
like "Goa trance" or "Goa techno" and visit each website returned by the
search engine. What you read is not every encouraging. It comes as a culture
shock. The remote cyber uprising in Mizoram means nothing when you come
across information which makes you believe that Goa is liberated from India,
a nudist republic managed by drug peddlers and stoned dancers. (Nandkumar
Kamat in Zest-NT)

COFFEE TEA INDIA EXHIBITION: The beverage that kick starts our day-tea or
coffee-was on display in all its splendour at the Coffee Tea India 2003 at Goa,
at the Kala Academy, Panjim. The second Annual Tea and Coffee exhibition and
seminar is a tree-day event. It will continue till November 2. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM STORM INTO FINALS: Crowd favourites Football Club of Siolim scored a
comfortable 2-0 victory over Friends XI Vaddem to storm into the finals of
the Siolim Parish Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church grounds in Siolim. (H)

ARPORA MOVE AHEAD: Host Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, overcame a spirited
challenge from Parish Youth, Morjim, to register a 2-1 win in the Arpora
Nagao panchayat Cup, at St Joseph Grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
30 Oct: Dramapur: NICOLAU BARTOLOMEU RODRIGUES: husband of Cicilia,
father of Lucy and Pascoal, brother of Salvador & Marcelina.
31 Oct: Aldona: ANA MARIA MARTHA LOBO: sister/sister-in-law of Ursula,
late Fidelis, late Alexander/late Elvina and late John Paul.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.8 degC (80.2 degF) at 7.30 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.5 deg C; Min Temp: 24.9 deg C; Humidity: 66% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2700.8 mm
Weather: A sunny morning in Goa today.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-11-01 11:17:53 UTC
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01 Nov 2003

SETBACK FOR TOURIST SEASON: The charter tourist season seems to have
suffered a minor setback, with some charter flights to Goa being cancelled
at the last moment. First-timers SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore
Airlines, which was to make its debut here in Goa this charter season,
appears to have cancelled its plan. Other cancellations of charter flights
include Air Holland, which was scheduled to arrive at Dabolim on November 1.
The charter flight is now tentatively expected to arrive on November 8.
Similarly, Continental Airlines, Moscow, and Domeodedovo Airlines, which
were due to arrive in Goa, have also cancelled their schedule due to some
'operational reason' for the moment. (H)

GPF OFFERS TO PROTECT ASSAULTED TRAFFIC COP: The alleged assault of a
traffic policeman by a Corporation of the City of Panaji councilor has taken
a new twist with a group of citizens offering protection to police
personnel. In a statement signed by convenor Satish Sonak, the Goan People's
Forum, offered to provide protection to police personnel who are assaulted
while discharging their duties. "If the police are assaulted and if no
action is taken against the wrong doers police will be demoralized and will
not do their duties," the statement said. (GT)

EDC DRIVE TO RECOVER DUES: Launching its drive to recover dues from
defaulters, the Economic Development Corporation has initiated the process
for attaching their properties. The dues are estimated to be around Rs.50-60
crore and the defaulters have been given the deadline of November 15 to
clear their dues. (NT)

WORK ON FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY SOON: The North and South Goa tips of the State
will be smoothly and speedily connected in the near future with the Union
Ministry of Surface Transport having agreed in principle to construction of
a four-lane highway NH-17 between Patradevi and Canacona. The 100 km highway
is expected to cost between Rs.500-600 crore, the land for which is being
proposed to be acquired by the government here soon. (GT)

VICTORIA DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF MISAPPROPRIATION: The Congress MLA from Santa
Cruz, Ms Victoria Fernandes, has strongly denied allegations made by the
Panchayat Minister, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar, that she misappropriated funds
related to the purchase of public toilets during her tenure as Tourism
minister. (NT)

PROPERTY ATTACHED: A recovery team of government officials, led by Ponda
Mamlatdar Prashant Mandrekar, attached property worth Rs.38 crore belonging
to Mandovi Pellets Ltd at Borim-Ponda on Friday morning. The property
attached by the team included three barges, electrical equipment,
laboratories, three vehicles, tools, furniture, office equipment, fittings
and captive power plant. According to officials, the action was initiated as
MPL was in default of Rs.3.27 crore to the Electricity department from
December 2002 to June this year. (H)

COIR INDUSTRY SET FOR HUGE GROWTH: An action plan to upgrade Goa's primitive
coir industry with a Rs.4.8 crore outlay and a target of 1,000 jobs in rural
areas has been formulated by the government. Though Goa ranks eighth in
coconut production with 125.1 million nuts and has a potential of producing
5,000 metric tones of coir fibre per annum at only 50 per cent utilization,
only a negligible 5 per cent is tapped and only 316 persons are employed.
(GT)

2 EDC OFFICERS SUSPENDED: While two officers of Economic Development
Corporation have been placed under suspension for negligence in their duties
causing monetary loss to the Corporation, another two are to face the same
action soon. General Manager Satish Bhat and Deputy General Manager Arvind
Amonkar were placed under suspension by the managing director PS Reddy three
days ago, pending inquiry against them. (H)

BATHING ZONES ON BEACHES: In an important decision, the government has
notified bathing zones on the beaches of South Goa and North Goa. Landmarks
in the form of pillars, posts and signages will be erected and the bathing
zones will be demarcated by the use of buoys, ropes, floaters, etc,
according to a notification issued by the Tourism Department. (H)

SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: The skeletal remains of a 20-year-old man was
discovered by his sister at Parampai, Ponda, yesterday. Police officials
informed Gomantak Times that the victim, Amrut Naik, had been reported
missing on 22 September. The victim's sister had gone into the nearby forest
to collect firewood when she stumbled across the skeleton and recognized it
as her brother from a white shirt which was lying close by. (GT)

BODY RECOVERED: The Pernem police have recovered the body of an unidentified
middle-aged man at Dargadi, Pernem. Police suspect that the victim was
involved in a hit-and-run case. (NT)

DEADLINE TO REMOVE HOARDINGS ALONG HIGHWAYS: The District Collector, South,
on Friday has set in motion the mammoth exercise to dismantle around 500-odd
outdoor advertisements-including around 342 hoardings and 216 advertisement
boards along the National high-17 and 17-A passing through the district. (H)

'TEACHERS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR NSS CAMP DROWNINGS': "Loss of life is a great
loss. The management of the institution feel deeply for the parents of the
deceased, who are suffering the loss of their wards," stated the head of St
Francis Xavier High and Higher Secondary School, Siolim, Fr Paul Sagayam, in
connection with the recent drowning of two higher secondary students in
Mhadei river at Nanora village while attending a NSS camp. (NT)

FILM PRODUCERS SUPPORT PARRIKAR: The newly formed Goa Film Producer's
Association under the presidentship of Sudesh Lotlkar has extended its
support to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for hosting the International
Film Festival of India in December 2004 in Goa. (GT)

AMBELIM VP SARPANCH: Instability has gripped the 7-member village panchayat
of Ambelim following a no-trust motion tables against Sarpanch Cruz Silva on
Friday. (H)

BENAULIM VILLAGERS CURSE POWER FAILURES: Constant power failures followed by
fluctuation of voltage has put villagers under the Benaulim sub-station in a
dark spot. Power supply, almost daily, in the village is off for most part
of the day, while engineers at Xeldem and Margao try to push the blame on
each other. (GT)

WOES OF GOA PROPERTY OWNERS: If a foreigner purchases property in a friend's
name is it against the law? What happens if the brother of someone who sells
you property goes to court? Is a will valid if made abroad and pertains to
property held in Goa? These are some of the questions troubling the minds of
property owners in Goa, if one goes by the answers sought from the State's
property and building trade guide "Home and Estates". The Parra-published
H&E, which has come out with its Autumn 2003 issue, sees itself replying to
queries about building laws in the State. (H)

WATER TANK FOR CHORAO: A sum of Rs.97 lakh has been sanctioned to construct
a drinking water storage tank at Chorao island and the file of this project
has been sent to the Chief Engineer for floating the tender, informed the
Transport Minister, Pandurang Madkaikar. (GT)

'HANDICAPPED CAN WORK WONDERS': "Give the handicapped an opportunity to
learn along with others, let them realize their dreams so as to light up
their eyes. In other words, allow the wheelchair bound folk to aim for the
sky. In addition to the efforts put in by the parents of the handicapped,
the society also needs to chip in by giving a helping hand. Facilities so
badly needed by these unfortunate ones can also be created here," observed
social activist Nasima Huzruk who is confined to a wheelchair, in a
tete-a-tete with the media arranged by the Goa Union of Journalists at the
Shramshakti Bhavan in Panaji yesterday. (GT)

100 PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN: Nearly 100 physically challenged
persons from the Kolhapur based Ngo 'Helpers of the Handicapped' led by Ms
Hurjuk are presently on a visit to Goa. The Goa People's Forum has planned a
series of programme sot these visiting children.

VERNA TECHNOLOGY PARK ACTIVE AGAIN: Info Tech Corporation of Goa Limited and
the Software Technology Park at Verna are active again. Quite a few reputed
parties are now showing interest to set up their ventures at the Goa
Software Park at Verna. One such party is M/s Condor Polymeric Private Ltd.
(GT)

GEORGE TO COMMISSION "SAGAR": The Union Defence Minister George Fernandes
will commission Coast Guard ship "Sagar", at a function to be organised at
Berth No.10, Mormugao Harbour, today. (GT)

COELHO'S INSPIRATION: Francis Coelho drew inspiration from Mother Teresa for
starting the Maria Coelho Charitable and Social Trust at Loutulim in the
name of his mother. The trust is rendering yeoman services in helping the
youth, especially school drop-outs with a focus on those girls without any
gainful means of employment. (GT)

THE PROBLEM OF BLANKET CYBER CENSORSHIP: The Government of India has very
right under the constitution to block offending sites in the name of
national security and public morality.The Yahoo e-groups are blanketly
blocked. What about the offensive websites distorting the image of Goa as a
haven for drugs and sex? The Indian cyber police could search for phrases
like "Goa trance" or "Goa techno" and visit each website returned by the
search engine. What you read is not every encouraging. It comes as a culture
shock. The remote cyber uprising in Mizoram means nothing when you come
across information which makes you believe that Goa is liberated from India,
a nudist republic managed by drug peddlers and stoned dancers. (Nandkumar
Kamat in Zest-NT)

COFFEE TEA INDIA EXHIBITION: The beverage that kick starts our day-tea or
coffee-was on display in all its splendour at the Coffee Tea India 2003 at Goa,
at the Kala Academy, Panjim. The second Annual Tea and Coffee exhibition and
seminar is a tree-day event. It will continue till November 2. (H)

S P O R T S

SIOLIM STORM INTO FINALS: Crowd favourites Football Club of Siolim scored a
comfortable 2-0 victory over Friends XI Vaddem to storm into the finals of
the Siolim Parish Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church grounds in Siolim. (H)

ARPORA MOVE AHEAD: Host Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, overcame a spirited
challenge from Parish Youth, Morjim, to register a 2-1 win in the Arpora
Nagao panchayat Cup, at St Joseph Grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
30 Oct: Dramapur: NICOLAU BARTOLOMEU RODRIGUES: husband of Cicilia,
father of Lucy and Pascoal, brother of Salvador & Marcelina.
31 Oct: Aldona: ANA MARIA MARTHA LOBO: sister/sister-in-law of Ursula,
late Fidelis, late Alexander/late Elvina and late John Paul.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.8 degC (80.2 degF) at 7.30 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.5 deg C; Min Temp: 24.9 deg C; Humidity: 66% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2700.8 mm
Weather: A sunny morning in Goa today.

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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