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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 04, 2003

DELIMITATION MAY HIT CONG HARD: In what will be a major development as far
as assembly polls are concerned, the Election Commission of India is in the
process of completing delimitation of all the 40 assembly constituencies of
Goa proposing to make major changes in the existing assembly segments. The
fall-out of the delimitation is expected to hit the Opposition,
particularly the Congress, very severely. Highly placed sources indicated
that the delimitation process has gone as per the agenda of the ruling BJP. (H)

VASCO CARNIVAL: Thousands witnessed the King Momo float parade in the port
town of Vasco, which attracted over 42 floats. The highlight of the Vasco
carnival floats parade was the lack of the organisation spirit as a result
of which many had to return home disappointed. The parade started almost an
hour late. In the traditional category Goan fish world and the
"Goenkaranchi Xit Koddi" received applause from the crowd. (H)

BSNL SLASHES STD RATES: BSNL on March 3 announced major reduction in long
distance tariff for fixed to fixed telephones for calls beyond a distance
of 500 km, saying that this bonanza of "the best rates than any competitor"
is possible by virtue of its huge infrastructure and established national
footprint. The tariff for calls beyond 500 k m will be Rs.4.80 per minute
instead of the present rate of Rs.9 during peak hours and Rs.4.50 during
non-peak hours. With effect from 7 March, there will be only one rate
round-the-clock. (UNI report in GT)

THALI WAS PAID RS.3.75 LAKH IN EXCESS: The State government on Monday
submitted their scrutiny and compliance reported regarding bogus bills
raised by VP Thali, former Additional Advocate General, where they have
said that he has been paid an amount of Rs.3,75,500 which he is not
entitled to. (H)

BAN ON COW SLAUGHTER LIKELY: The government is planning to introduce a bill
in the parliament to ban cow slaughter, agriculture Minister Ajit Singh
informed the Lok Sabha on March 3. As many as twenty-two states and six
union territories have already banned the slaughter of cow and its progeny
by enacting legislation to that effect, Singh said in a written reply. (UNI
report in GT)

QUEPEM COUNCILLORS: Two councilors of the Quepem Municipal Council have
filed complaints against each other alleging assault. The police provided
names of the two as Mr Nana Gaunker and Ms Jamie Daniel. It is learnt that
Mr Gaunker had obtained a loan from a bank and Mr Ivo Daniel, husband of Ms
Jamie, was the surety. (NT)

MUSIC RULE RELAXATION: Hosting of major entertainment events in Goa will
receive some respite, as the State government has announced the 15 days for
the year 2003, when loud music can be played upto 12 midnight on cultural
and religious occasions. In the first category the timings have been
relaxed on March 4 for Carnival, April 20 for Eater, September 1 for Ganesh
Chaturti, September 26 and October 4 for Navaratri, October 24 for Diwali
eve, December 24 for Christmas eve, December 25 for Christmas and December
31 for New Year's eve. In the second category, the relaxation has been
provided for one day each for a temple zatra, a church feast, the
Sarvajanik Ganesh immersion day, two days for Carnival and Navaratri days
and one day for any other festive event promote by the government or the
community. (H)

IDEAL HUB FOR AGRO PROCESSING: The Chairman of National Bank for
Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr YC Nanda, said that Goan farmers
should cultivate value-added crops as per the market demand and the state
could become a hub in the Konkan area for agro-processing units. Talking to
The Navhind Times, Mr Nanda said if the state government proposes a project
to promote supportive agency for marketing and publicity of value added
agro-products, the bank would provide the necessary financial assistance. (NT)

SHARP FALL IN OPA WATER LEVEL: Water level at the Opa Water Works dropped
sharply on Monday (March 2), threatening a possible water shortage to the
talukas of Tiswadi and Ponda, besides parts of Salcete taluka. Taking
serious note of the situation, PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar has convened an
emergency meeting with the PWD officials and engineers on Tuesday, in a bid
to restore normalcy in the water supply. Speaking to reporters, Dhavlikar
admitted that the water level at the Opa Water Works had declined sharply. (H)

GOA SUDHAROP FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
non-profit, volunteer NGO working for the better of Goa and Goans
worldwide, will present its Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003 at the Caritas
Complex, St Inez, Panjim, on 6 March at 4 pm. The fellowships, which carry
a citation and a cheque for Rs.10,000, will be present to Gurunath Kelekar
of Movement for Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Rita Vaz of the
Mustard Seed Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas
Naik Jorge of the Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaikh of the Pilgao Yuvak
Kala Manch and Bailancho Saad and Paul Fernandes of Gomantak Times. (GT)

YOUTH CONGRESS SUPPORT TO HIT-RAKHAN: The South Goa Youth Congress
spokesman and general secretary, Mr Paul Carvalho, extended his support to
the demands of Goa Hit Rakhann Manch of preference to Goans in jobs and
making 15 years domicile along with knowledge of Konkani language
compulsory as pre-conditions for employment. (NT)

CARNIVAL IN MAPUSA: King Momo's float parade will be held in Mapusa today
(March 4 at 3 pm, from the Mapusa Court precincts to the Bodgeshwar temple.
A Beat Show, Dance Show, Konkani Musical Show, Prize Distribution, Housie
and fireworks will figure in the Carnival celebrations in Mapusa today.

HELD FOR MURDER: Colva police have arrested one of the two accused in an
attempt to murder offence. According to the police Francis Coelho resident
of Majorda lodged his complaint that on 2 March accused Thomas and Agnel
Fernandes, both brothers, assaulted him with a knife. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (4): "Companies have found it
difficult to manage the mountains of the overburden because the massive
quantities of the overburden have to be shifted from the site of active
mines. Otherwise, it could get mixed with the rich ore deposits. Besides,
such overburden has to be piled neatly in dumps. The dumps of the ore
reject material are classified as "dead" and "active" depending on their
age. The active and dead dumps would now account for about a thousand
million MT. This is a massive quantity. Scientifically speaking, it is not
actually waste but misplaced wealth because similar material is used
elsewhere for metallurgical operations and in engineering applications."
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA TROPHY CRICKET: The 17 th all Goa Cricket Tournament for the Fransa
Trophy, organised by Betalbatim Cricket Club, will begin from March 9 at
the newly laid wicket at the Betalbatim Sports Complex. (H)

D E A T H S
03 Mar: Nairobi: ALZIRA ZUZARTE VAZ, wife of Neves, mother of
Neveson-Lee and Lee-Ann. ("JAM DE SOUZA" jam at wananchi.com)
03 Mar: Navelim-Sinquetim: FRANCISCO COUTINHO, husband of Delfina,
father of Meera/Afonso.
03 Mar: Nuvem-Gorvotti: DIOGO FERNANDES, son of late Minguel/Maria,
brother of Anthony, Janeth, Prisca and Socorro.
03 Mar: Chandor-Cavorim: NICOLAU MARQUES, husband of Josephine, father
of Bernard/Rosy, Josico (Kuwait), Piedade, Rosario (Qatar)/Catherine,
Emilia/Benedito, Benedita/Bibiano.
03 Mar: Cansaulim: REMEDIANA MASCARENHAS E FERNANDES, relict of late
Agostinho, mother of Paul/Theresa.
01 Mar: Navelim: AUGUSTINE CARIDADE RODRIGUES (Ex-Carrier Company,
Kuwait), husband of Maria Plautila, father of Oliver/Shirin (Kuwait),
Precila/Sohail, brother/brother-in-law of Fr Franklin (sfx, Bhopal),
Jesuina/late John, Claudina/late Braz, Adelina/franklin, Luis (KOC,
Kuwait)/Hilda, Michael (Kuwait)/Rosy, Alba/Ajit, Delfina/Sanny, Chico/Clara.
03 Mar: Santa Inez: SUDHABAI RAGHUNATH MAHAMBRE, widow of late
Raghunath Porobo Mahambre, mother of Prakash, Arun Late Rajiv and Surekha
Arun Sansguiri.
03 Mar: Korgao: DATTARAM SAKHARAM GHODGE, husband of Satyabhama, father
of Sanjay, Sandesh, Sangita Avadhut Bhatikar and Sandhya Yogesh Burye.
03 Mar: Caranzalem: JOSE SANTANA RAPOSO, husband of Luiza Maria, father
of Vinci and Oriville.
03 Mar: Goa Velha: MANUEL DE SOUZA, husband of late Juliet,
brother/brother-in-law of Joazinho/late Fransquinha, late Thedore/Ema Maria.
03 Mar: Vasco: ANANDI MEHTA, wife of late Bhanushankar.
03 Mar: Parra: PURSHOTTAM BHAGWANT PRABHU PARRIKAR, husband of Sudha,
father of Srikant, Samir and father-in-law of Smt Linda. (No Condolence Visits)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.3 deg C (77.5 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.2 deg C, Humidity: 63% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning but less windblown than yesterday.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-04 05:16:11 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 04, 2003

DELIMITATION MAY HIT CONG HARD: In what will be a major development as far
as assembly polls are concerned, the Election Commission of India is in the
process of completing delimitation of all the 40 assembly constituencies of
Goa proposing to make major changes in the existing assembly segments. The
fall-out of the delimitation is expected to hit the Opposition,
particularly the Congress, very severely. Highly placed sources indicated
that the delimitation process has gone as per the agenda of the ruling BJP. (H)

VASCO CARNIVAL: Thousands witnessed the King Momo float parade in the port
town of Vasco, which attracted over 42 floats. The highlight of the Vasco
carnival floats parade was the lack of the organisation spirit as a result
of which many had to return home disappointed. The parade started almost an
hour late. In the traditional category Goan fish world and the
"Goenkaranchi Xit Koddi" received applause from the crowd. (H)

BSNL SLASHES STD RATES: BSNL on March 3 announced major reduction in long
distance tariff for fixed to fixed telephones for calls beyond a distance
of 500 km, saying that this bonanza of "the best rates than any competitor"
is possible by virtue of its huge infrastructure and established national
footprint. The tariff for calls beyond 500 k m will be Rs.4.80 per minute
instead of the present rate of Rs.9 during peak hours and Rs.4.50 during
non-peak hours. With effect from 7 March, there will be only one rate
round-the-clock. (UNI report in GT)

THALI WAS PAID RS.3.75 LAKH IN EXCESS: The State government on Monday
submitted their scrutiny and compliance reported regarding bogus bills
raised by VP Thali, former Additional Advocate General, where they have
said that he has been paid an amount of Rs.3,75,500 which he is not
entitled to. (H)

BAN ON COW SLAUGHTER LIKELY: The government is planning to introduce a bill
in the parliament to ban cow slaughter, agriculture Minister Ajit Singh
informed the Lok Sabha on March 3. As many as twenty-two states and six
union territories have already banned the slaughter of cow and its progeny
by enacting legislation to that effect, Singh said in a written reply. (UNI
report in GT)

QUEPEM COUNCILLORS: Two councilors of the Quepem Municipal Council have
filed complaints against each other alleging assault. The police provided
names of the two as Mr Nana Gaunker and Ms Jamie Daniel. It is learnt that
Mr Gaunker had obtained a loan from a bank and Mr Ivo Daniel, husband of Ms
Jamie, was the surety. (NT)

MUSIC RULE RELAXATION: Hosting of major entertainment events in Goa will
receive some respite, as the State government has announced the 15 days for
the year 2003, when loud music can be played upto 12 midnight on cultural
and religious occasions. In the first category the timings have been
relaxed on March 4 for Carnival, April 20 for Eater, September 1 for Ganesh
Chaturti, September 26 and October 4 for Navaratri, October 24 for Diwali
eve, December 24 for Christmas eve, December 25 for Christmas and December
31 for New Year's eve. In the second category, the relaxation has been
provided for one day each for a temple zatra, a church feast, the
Sarvajanik Ganesh immersion day, two days for Carnival and Navaratri days
and one day for any other festive event promote by the government or the
community. (H)

IDEAL HUB FOR AGRO PROCESSING: The Chairman of National Bank for
Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr YC Nanda, said that Goan farmers
should cultivate value-added crops as per the market demand and the state
could become a hub in the Konkan area for agro-processing units. Talking to
The Navhind Times, Mr Nanda said if the state government proposes a project
to promote supportive agency for marketing and publicity of value added
agro-products, the bank would provide the necessary financial assistance. (NT)

SHARP FALL IN OPA WATER LEVEL: Water level at the Opa Water Works dropped
sharply on Monday (March 2), threatening a possible water shortage to the
talukas of Tiswadi and Ponda, besides parts of Salcete taluka. Taking
serious note of the situation, PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar has convened an
emergency meeting with the PWD officials and engineers on Tuesday, in a bid
to restore normalcy in the water supply. Speaking to reporters, Dhavlikar
admitted that the water level at the Opa Water Works had declined sharply. (H)

GOA SUDHAROP FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
non-profit, volunteer NGO working for the better of Goa and Goans
worldwide, will present its Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003 at the Caritas
Complex, St Inez, Panjim, on 6 March at 4 pm. The fellowships, which carry
a citation and a cheque for Rs.10,000, will be present to Gurunath Kelekar
of Movement for Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Rita Vaz of the
Mustard Seed Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas
Naik Jorge of the Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaikh of the Pilgao Yuvak
Kala Manch and Bailancho Saad and Paul Fernandes of Gomantak Times. (GT)

YOUTH CONGRESS SUPPORT TO HIT-RAKHAN: The South Goa Youth Congress
spokesman and general secretary, Mr Paul Carvalho, extended his support to
the demands of Goa Hit Rakhann Manch of preference to Goans in jobs and
making 15 years domicile along with knowledge of Konkani language
compulsory as pre-conditions for employment. (NT)

CARNIVAL IN MAPUSA: King Momo's float parade will be held in Mapusa today
(March 4 at 3 pm, from the Mapusa Court precincts to the Bodgeshwar temple.
A Beat Show, Dance Show, Konkani Musical Show, Prize Distribution, Housie
and fireworks will figure in the Carnival celebrations in Mapusa today.

HELD FOR MURDER: Colva police have arrested one of the two accused in an
attempt to murder offence. According to the police Francis Coelho resident
of Majorda lodged his complaint that on 2 March accused Thomas and Agnel
Fernandes, both brothers, assaulted him with a knife. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (4): "Companies have found it
difficult to manage the mountains of the overburden because the massive
quantities of the overburden have to be shifted from the site of active
mines. Otherwise, it could get mixed with the rich ore deposits. Besides,
such overburden has to be piled neatly in dumps. The dumps of the ore
reject material are classified as "dead" and "active" depending on their
age. The active and dead dumps would now account for about a thousand
million MT. This is a massive quantity. Scientifically speaking, it is not
actually waste but misplaced wealth because similar material is used
elsewhere for metallurgical operations and in engineering applications."
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA TROPHY CRICKET: The 17 th all Goa Cricket Tournament for the Fransa
Trophy, organised by Betalbatim Cricket Club, will begin from March 9 at
the newly laid wicket at the Betalbatim Sports Complex. (H)

D E A T H S
03 Mar: Nairobi: ALZIRA ZUZARTE VAZ, wife of Neves, mother of
Neveson-Lee and Lee-Ann. ("JAM DE SOUZA" jam at wananchi.com)
03 Mar: Navelim-Sinquetim: FRANCISCO COUTINHO, husband of Delfina,
father of Meera/Afonso.
03 Mar: Nuvem-Gorvotti: DIOGO FERNANDES, son of late Minguel/Maria,
brother of Anthony, Janeth, Prisca and Socorro.
03 Mar: Chandor-Cavorim: NICOLAU MARQUES, husband of Josephine, father
of Bernard/Rosy, Josico (Kuwait), Piedade, Rosario (Qatar)/Catherine,
Emilia/Benedito, Benedita/Bibiano.
03 Mar: Cansaulim: REMEDIANA MASCARENHAS E FERNANDES, relict of late
Agostinho, mother of Paul/Theresa.
01 Mar: Navelim: AUGUSTINE CARIDADE RODRIGUES (Ex-Carrier Company,
Kuwait), husband of Maria Plautila, father of Oliver/Shirin (Kuwait),
Precila/Sohail, brother/brother-in-law of Fr Franklin (sfx, Bhopal),
Jesuina/late John, Claudina/late Braz, Adelina/franklin, Luis (KOC,
Kuwait)/Hilda, Michael (Kuwait)/Rosy, Alba/Ajit, Delfina/Sanny, Chico/Clara.
03 Mar: Santa Inez: SUDHABAI RAGHUNATH MAHAMBRE, widow of late
Raghunath Porobo Mahambre, mother of Prakash, Arun Late Rajiv and Surekha
Arun Sansguiri.
03 Mar: Korgao: DATTARAM SAKHARAM GHODGE, husband of Satyabhama, father
of Sanjay, Sandesh, Sangita Avadhut Bhatikar and Sandhya Yogesh Burye.
03 Mar: Caranzalem: JOSE SANTANA RAPOSO, husband of Luiza Maria, father
of Vinci and Oriville.
03 Mar: Goa Velha: MANUEL DE SOUZA, husband of late Juliet,
brother/brother-in-law of Joazinho/late Fransquinha, late Thedore/Ema Maria.
03 Mar: Vasco: ANANDI MEHTA, wife of late Bhanushankar.
03 Mar: Parra: PURSHOTTAM BHAGWANT PRABHU PARRIKAR, husband of Sudha,
father of Srikant, Samir and father-in-law of Smt Linda. (No Condolence Visits)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.3 deg C (77.5 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.2 deg C, Humidity: 63% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning but less windblown than yesterday.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-04 05:16:11 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 04, 2003

DELIMITATION MAY HIT CONG HARD: In what will be a major development as far
as assembly polls are concerned, the Election Commission of India is in the
process of completing delimitation of all the 40 assembly constituencies of
Goa proposing to make major changes in the existing assembly segments. The
fall-out of the delimitation is expected to hit the Opposition,
particularly the Congress, very severely. Highly placed sources indicated
that the delimitation process has gone as per the agenda of the ruling BJP. (H)

VASCO CARNIVAL: Thousands witnessed the King Momo float parade in the port
town of Vasco, which attracted over 42 floats. The highlight of the Vasco
carnival floats parade was the lack of the organisation spirit as a result
of which many had to return home disappointed. The parade started almost an
hour late. In the traditional category Goan fish world and the
"Goenkaranchi Xit Koddi" received applause from the crowd. (H)

BSNL SLASHES STD RATES: BSNL on March 3 announced major reduction in long
distance tariff for fixed to fixed telephones for calls beyond a distance
of 500 km, saying that this bonanza of "the best rates than any competitor"
is possible by virtue of its huge infrastructure and established national
footprint. The tariff for calls beyond 500 k m will be Rs.4.80 per minute
instead of the present rate of Rs.9 during peak hours and Rs.4.50 during
non-peak hours. With effect from 7 March, there will be only one rate
round-the-clock. (UNI report in GT)

THALI WAS PAID RS.3.75 LAKH IN EXCESS: The State government on Monday
submitted their scrutiny and compliance reported regarding bogus bills
raised by VP Thali, former Additional Advocate General, where they have
said that he has been paid an amount of Rs.3,75,500 which he is not
entitled to. (H)

BAN ON COW SLAUGHTER LIKELY: The government is planning to introduce a bill
in the parliament to ban cow slaughter, agriculture Minister Ajit Singh
informed the Lok Sabha on March 3. As many as twenty-two states and six
union territories have already banned the slaughter of cow and its progeny
by enacting legislation to that effect, Singh said in a written reply. (UNI
report in GT)

QUEPEM COUNCILLORS: Two councilors of the Quepem Municipal Council have
filed complaints against each other alleging assault. The police provided
names of the two as Mr Nana Gaunker and Ms Jamie Daniel. It is learnt that
Mr Gaunker had obtained a loan from a bank and Mr Ivo Daniel, husband of Ms
Jamie, was the surety. (NT)

MUSIC RULE RELAXATION: Hosting of major entertainment events in Goa will
receive some respite, as the State government has announced the 15 days for
the year 2003, when loud music can be played upto 12 midnight on cultural
and religious occasions. In the first category the timings have been
relaxed on March 4 for Carnival, April 20 for Eater, September 1 for Ganesh
Chaturti, September 26 and October 4 for Navaratri, October 24 for Diwali
eve, December 24 for Christmas eve, December 25 for Christmas and December
31 for New Year's eve. In the second category, the relaxation has been
provided for one day each for a temple zatra, a church feast, the
Sarvajanik Ganesh immersion day, two days for Carnival and Navaratri days
and one day for any other festive event promote by the government or the
community. (H)

IDEAL HUB FOR AGRO PROCESSING: The Chairman of National Bank for
Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr YC Nanda, said that Goan farmers
should cultivate value-added crops as per the market demand and the state
could become a hub in the Konkan area for agro-processing units. Talking to
The Navhind Times, Mr Nanda said if the state government proposes a project
to promote supportive agency for marketing and publicity of value added
agro-products, the bank would provide the necessary financial assistance. (NT)

SHARP FALL IN OPA WATER LEVEL: Water level at the Opa Water Works dropped
sharply on Monday (March 2), threatening a possible water shortage to the
talukas of Tiswadi and Ponda, besides parts of Salcete taluka. Taking
serious note of the situation, PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar has convened an
emergency meeting with the PWD officials and engineers on Tuesday, in a bid
to restore normalcy in the water supply. Speaking to reporters, Dhavlikar
admitted that the water level at the Opa Water Works had declined sharply. (H)

GOA SUDHAROP FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
non-profit, volunteer NGO working for the better of Goa and Goans
worldwide, will present its Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003 at the Caritas
Complex, St Inez, Panjim, on 6 March at 4 pm. The fellowships, which carry
a citation and a cheque for Rs.10,000, will be present to Gurunath Kelekar
of Movement for Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Rita Vaz of the
Mustard Seed Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas
Naik Jorge of the Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaikh of the Pilgao Yuvak
Kala Manch and Bailancho Saad and Paul Fernandes of Gomantak Times. (GT)

YOUTH CONGRESS SUPPORT TO HIT-RAKHAN: The South Goa Youth Congress
spokesman and general secretary, Mr Paul Carvalho, extended his support to
the demands of Goa Hit Rakhann Manch of preference to Goans in jobs and
making 15 years domicile along with knowledge of Konkani language
compulsory as pre-conditions for employment. (NT)

CARNIVAL IN MAPUSA: King Momo's float parade will be held in Mapusa today
(March 4 at 3 pm, from the Mapusa Court precincts to the Bodgeshwar temple.
A Beat Show, Dance Show, Konkani Musical Show, Prize Distribution, Housie
and fireworks will figure in the Carnival celebrations in Mapusa today.

HELD FOR MURDER: Colva police have arrested one of the two accused in an
attempt to murder offence. According to the police Francis Coelho resident
of Majorda lodged his complaint that on 2 March accused Thomas and Agnel
Fernandes, both brothers, assaulted him with a knife. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (4): "Companies have found it
difficult to manage the mountains of the overburden because the massive
quantities of the overburden have to be shifted from the site of active
mines. Otherwise, it could get mixed with the rich ore deposits. Besides,
such overburden has to be piled neatly in dumps. The dumps of the ore
reject material are classified as "dead" and "active" depending on their
age. The active and dead dumps would now account for about a thousand
million MT. This is a massive quantity. Scientifically speaking, it is not
actually waste but misplaced wealth because similar material is used
elsewhere for metallurgical operations and in engineering applications."
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA TROPHY CRICKET: The 17 th all Goa Cricket Tournament for the Fransa
Trophy, organised by Betalbatim Cricket Club, will begin from March 9 at
the newly laid wicket at the Betalbatim Sports Complex. (H)

D E A T H S
03 Mar: Nairobi: ALZIRA ZUZARTE VAZ, wife of Neves, mother of
Neveson-Lee and Lee-Ann. ("JAM DE SOUZA" jam at wananchi.com)
03 Mar: Navelim-Sinquetim: FRANCISCO COUTINHO, husband of Delfina,
father of Meera/Afonso.
03 Mar: Nuvem-Gorvotti: DIOGO FERNANDES, son of late Minguel/Maria,
brother of Anthony, Janeth, Prisca and Socorro.
03 Mar: Chandor-Cavorim: NICOLAU MARQUES, husband of Josephine, father
of Bernard/Rosy, Josico (Kuwait), Piedade, Rosario (Qatar)/Catherine,
Emilia/Benedito, Benedita/Bibiano.
03 Mar: Cansaulim: REMEDIANA MASCARENHAS E FERNANDES, relict of late
Agostinho, mother of Paul/Theresa.
01 Mar: Navelim: AUGUSTINE CARIDADE RODRIGUES (Ex-Carrier Company,
Kuwait), husband of Maria Plautila, father of Oliver/Shirin (Kuwait),
Precila/Sohail, brother/brother-in-law of Fr Franklin (sfx, Bhopal),
Jesuina/late John, Claudina/late Braz, Adelina/franklin, Luis (KOC,
Kuwait)/Hilda, Michael (Kuwait)/Rosy, Alba/Ajit, Delfina/Sanny, Chico/Clara.
03 Mar: Santa Inez: SUDHABAI RAGHUNATH MAHAMBRE, widow of late
Raghunath Porobo Mahambre, mother of Prakash, Arun Late Rajiv and Surekha
Arun Sansguiri.
03 Mar: Korgao: DATTARAM SAKHARAM GHODGE, husband of Satyabhama, father
of Sanjay, Sandesh, Sangita Avadhut Bhatikar and Sandhya Yogesh Burye.
03 Mar: Caranzalem: JOSE SANTANA RAPOSO, husband of Luiza Maria, father
of Vinci and Oriville.
03 Mar: Goa Velha: MANUEL DE SOUZA, husband of late Juliet,
brother/brother-in-law of Joazinho/late Fransquinha, late Thedore/Ema Maria.
03 Mar: Vasco: ANANDI MEHTA, wife of late Bhanushankar.
03 Mar: Parra: PURSHOTTAM BHAGWANT PRABHU PARRIKAR, husband of Sudha,
father of Srikant, Samir and father-in-law of Smt Linda. (No Condolence Visits)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.3 deg C (77.5 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.2 deg C, Humidity: 63% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning but less windblown than yesterday.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
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2003-03-04 05:16:11 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 04, 2003

DELIMITATION MAY HIT CONG HARD: In what will be a major development as far
as assembly polls are concerned, the Election Commission of India is in the
process of completing delimitation of all the 40 assembly constituencies of
Goa proposing to make major changes in the existing assembly segments. The
fall-out of the delimitation is expected to hit the Opposition,
particularly the Congress, very severely. Highly placed sources indicated
that the delimitation process has gone as per the agenda of the ruling BJP. (H)

VASCO CARNIVAL: Thousands witnessed the King Momo float parade in the port
town of Vasco, which attracted over 42 floats. The highlight of the Vasco
carnival floats parade was the lack of the organisation spirit as a result
of which many had to return home disappointed. The parade started almost an
hour late. In the traditional category Goan fish world and the
"Goenkaranchi Xit Koddi" received applause from the crowd. (H)

BSNL SLASHES STD RATES: BSNL on March 3 announced major reduction in long
distance tariff for fixed to fixed telephones for calls beyond a distance
of 500 km, saying that this bonanza of "the best rates than any competitor"
is possible by virtue of its huge infrastructure and established national
footprint. The tariff for calls beyond 500 k m will be Rs.4.80 per minute
instead of the present rate of Rs.9 during peak hours and Rs.4.50 during
non-peak hours. With effect from 7 March, there will be only one rate
round-the-clock. (UNI report in GT)

THALI WAS PAID RS.3.75 LAKH IN EXCESS: The State government on Monday
submitted their scrutiny and compliance reported regarding bogus bills
raised by VP Thali, former Additional Advocate General, where they have
said that he has been paid an amount of Rs.3,75,500 which he is not
entitled to. (H)

BAN ON COW SLAUGHTER LIKELY: The government is planning to introduce a bill
in the parliament to ban cow slaughter, agriculture Minister Ajit Singh
informed the Lok Sabha on March 3. As many as twenty-two states and six
union territories have already banned the slaughter of cow and its progeny
by enacting legislation to that effect, Singh said in a written reply. (UNI
report in GT)

QUEPEM COUNCILLORS: Two councilors of the Quepem Municipal Council have
filed complaints against each other alleging assault. The police provided
names of the two as Mr Nana Gaunker and Ms Jamie Daniel. It is learnt that
Mr Gaunker had obtained a loan from a bank and Mr Ivo Daniel, husband of Ms
Jamie, was the surety. (NT)

MUSIC RULE RELAXATION: Hosting of major entertainment events in Goa will
receive some respite, as the State government has announced the 15 days for
the year 2003, when loud music can be played upto 12 midnight on cultural
and religious occasions. In the first category the timings have been
relaxed on March 4 for Carnival, April 20 for Eater, September 1 for Ganesh
Chaturti, September 26 and October 4 for Navaratri, October 24 for Diwali
eve, December 24 for Christmas eve, December 25 for Christmas and December
31 for New Year's eve. In the second category, the relaxation has been
provided for one day each for a temple zatra, a church feast, the
Sarvajanik Ganesh immersion day, two days for Carnival and Navaratri days
and one day for any other festive event promote by the government or the
community. (H)

IDEAL HUB FOR AGRO PROCESSING: The Chairman of National Bank for
Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr YC Nanda, said that Goan farmers
should cultivate value-added crops as per the market demand and the state
could become a hub in the Konkan area for agro-processing units. Talking to
The Navhind Times, Mr Nanda said if the state government proposes a project
to promote supportive agency for marketing and publicity of value added
agro-products, the bank would provide the necessary financial assistance. (NT)

SHARP FALL IN OPA WATER LEVEL: Water level at the Opa Water Works dropped
sharply on Monday (March 2), threatening a possible water shortage to the
talukas of Tiswadi and Ponda, besides parts of Salcete taluka. Taking
serious note of the situation, PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar has convened an
emergency meeting with the PWD officials and engineers on Tuesday, in a bid
to restore normalcy in the water supply. Speaking to reporters, Dhavlikar
admitted that the water level at the Opa Water Works had declined sharply. (H)

GOA SUDHAROP FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
non-profit, volunteer NGO working for the better of Goa and Goans
worldwide, will present its Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003 at the Caritas
Complex, St Inez, Panjim, on 6 March at 4 pm. The fellowships, which carry
a citation and a cheque for Rs.10,000, will be present to Gurunath Kelekar
of Movement for Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Rita Vaz of the
Mustard Seed Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas
Naik Jorge of the Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaikh of the Pilgao Yuvak
Kala Manch and Bailancho Saad and Paul Fernandes of Gomantak Times. (GT)

YOUTH CONGRESS SUPPORT TO HIT-RAKHAN: The South Goa Youth Congress
spokesman and general secretary, Mr Paul Carvalho, extended his support to
the demands of Goa Hit Rakhann Manch of preference to Goans in jobs and
making 15 years domicile along with knowledge of Konkani language
compulsory as pre-conditions for employment. (NT)

CARNIVAL IN MAPUSA: King Momo's float parade will be held in Mapusa today
(March 4 at 3 pm, from the Mapusa Court precincts to the Bodgeshwar temple.
A Beat Show, Dance Show, Konkani Musical Show, Prize Distribution, Housie
and fireworks will figure in the Carnival celebrations in Mapusa today.

HELD FOR MURDER: Colva police have arrested one of the two accused in an
attempt to murder offence. According to the police Francis Coelho resident
of Majorda lodged his complaint that on 2 March accused Thomas and Agnel
Fernandes, both brothers, assaulted him with a knife. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (4): "Companies have found it
difficult to manage the mountains of the overburden because the massive
quantities of the overburden have to be shifted from the site of active
mines. Otherwise, it could get mixed with the rich ore deposits. Besides,
such overburden has to be piled neatly in dumps. The dumps of the ore
reject material are classified as "dead" and "active" depending on their
age. The active and dead dumps would now account for about a thousand
million MT. This is a massive quantity. Scientifically speaking, it is not
actually waste but misplaced wealth because similar material is used
elsewhere for metallurgical operations and in engineering applications."
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA TROPHY CRICKET: The 17 th all Goa Cricket Tournament for the Fransa
Trophy, organised by Betalbatim Cricket Club, will begin from March 9 at
the newly laid wicket at the Betalbatim Sports Complex. (H)

D E A T H S
03 Mar: Nairobi: ALZIRA ZUZARTE VAZ, wife of Neves, mother of
Neveson-Lee and Lee-Ann. ("JAM DE SOUZA" jam at wananchi.com)
03 Mar: Navelim-Sinquetim: FRANCISCO COUTINHO, husband of Delfina,
father of Meera/Afonso.
03 Mar: Nuvem-Gorvotti: DIOGO FERNANDES, son of late Minguel/Maria,
brother of Anthony, Janeth, Prisca and Socorro.
03 Mar: Chandor-Cavorim: NICOLAU MARQUES, husband of Josephine, father
of Bernard/Rosy, Josico (Kuwait), Piedade, Rosario (Qatar)/Catherine,
Emilia/Benedito, Benedita/Bibiano.
03 Mar: Cansaulim: REMEDIANA MASCARENHAS E FERNANDES, relict of late
Agostinho, mother of Paul/Theresa.
01 Mar: Navelim: AUGUSTINE CARIDADE RODRIGUES (Ex-Carrier Company,
Kuwait), husband of Maria Plautila, father of Oliver/Shirin (Kuwait),
Precila/Sohail, brother/brother-in-law of Fr Franklin (sfx, Bhopal),
Jesuina/late John, Claudina/late Braz, Adelina/franklin, Luis (KOC,
Kuwait)/Hilda, Michael (Kuwait)/Rosy, Alba/Ajit, Delfina/Sanny, Chico/Clara.
03 Mar: Santa Inez: SUDHABAI RAGHUNATH MAHAMBRE, widow of late
Raghunath Porobo Mahambre, mother of Prakash, Arun Late Rajiv and Surekha
Arun Sansguiri.
03 Mar: Korgao: DATTARAM SAKHARAM GHODGE, husband of Satyabhama, father
of Sanjay, Sandesh, Sangita Avadhut Bhatikar and Sandhya Yogesh Burye.
03 Mar: Caranzalem: JOSE SANTANA RAPOSO, husband of Luiza Maria, father
of Vinci and Oriville.
03 Mar: Goa Velha: MANUEL DE SOUZA, husband of late Juliet,
brother/brother-in-law of Joazinho/late Fransquinha, late Thedore/Ema Maria.
03 Mar: Vasco: ANANDI MEHTA, wife of late Bhanushankar.
03 Mar: Parra: PURSHOTTAM BHAGWANT PRABHU PARRIKAR, husband of Sudha,
father of Srikant, Samir and father-in-law of Smt Linda. (No Condolence Visits)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.3 deg C (77.5 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.2 deg C, Humidity: 63% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning but less windblown than yesterday.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-04 05:16:11 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 04, 2003

DELIMITATION MAY HIT CONG HARD: In what will be a major development as far
as assembly polls are concerned, the Election Commission of India is in the
process of completing delimitation of all the 40 assembly constituencies of
Goa proposing to make major changes in the existing assembly segments. The
fall-out of the delimitation is expected to hit the Opposition,
particularly the Congress, very severely. Highly placed sources indicated
that the delimitation process has gone as per the agenda of the ruling BJP. (H)

VASCO CARNIVAL: Thousands witnessed the King Momo float parade in the port
town of Vasco, which attracted over 42 floats. The highlight of the Vasco
carnival floats parade was the lack of the organisation spirit as a result
of which many had to return home disappointed. The parade started almost an
hour late. In the traditional category Goan fish world and the
"Goenkaranchi Xit Koddi" received applause from the crowd. (H)

BSNL SLASHES STD RATES: BSNL on March 3 announced major reduction in long
distance tariff for fixed to fixed telephones for calls beyond a distance
of 500 km, saying that this bonanza of "the best rates than any competitor"
is possible by virtue of its huge infrastructure and established national
footprint. The tariff for calls beyond 500 k m will be Rs.4.80 per minute
instead of the present rate of Rs.9 during peak hours and Rs.4.50 during
non-peak hours. With effect from 7 March, there will be only one rate
round-the-clock. (UNI report in GT)

THALI WAS PAID RS.3.75 LAKH IN EXCESS: The State government on Monday
submitted their scrutiny and compliance reported regarding bogus bills
raised by VP Thali, former Additional Advocate General, where they have
said that he has been paid an amount of Rs.3,75,500 which he is not
entitled to. (H)

BAN ON COW SLAUGHTER LIKELY: The government is planning to introduce a bill
in the parliament to ban cow slaughter, agriculture Minister Ajit Singh
informed the Lok Sabha on March 3. As many as twenty-two states and six
union territories have already banned the slaughter of cow and its progeny
by enacting legislation to that effect, Singh said in a written reply. (UNI
report in GT)

QUEPEM COUNCILLORS: Two councilors of the Quepem Municipal Council have
filed complaints against each other alleging assault. The police provided
names of the two as Mr Nana Gaunker and Ms Jamie Daniel. It is learnt that
Mr Gaunker had obtained a loan from a bank and Mr Ivo Daniel, husband of Ms
Jamie, was the surety. (NT)

MUSIC RULE RELAXATION: Hosting of major entertainment events in Goa will
receive some respite, as the State government has announced the 15 days for
the year 2003, when loud music can be played upto 12 midnight on cultural
and religious occasions. In the first category the timings have been
relaxed on March 4 for Carnival, April 20 for Eater, September 1 for Ganesh
Chaturti, September 26 and October 4 for Navaratri, October 24 for Diwali
eve, December 24 for Christmas eve, December 25 for Christmas and December
31 for New Year's eve. In the second category, the relaxation has been
provided for one day each for a temple zatra, a church feast, the
Sarvajanik Ganesh immersion day, two days for Carnival and Navaratri days
and one day for any other festive event promote by the government or the
community. (H)

IDEAL HUB FOR AGRO PROCESSING: The Chairman of National Bank for
Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr YC Nanda, said that Goan farmers
should cultivate value-added crops as per the market demand and the state
could become a hub in the Konkan area for agro-processing units. Talking to
The Navhind Times, Mr Nanda said if the state government proposes a project
to promote supportive agency for marketing and publicity of value added
agro-products, the bank would provide the necessary financial assistance. (NT)

SHARP FALL IN OPA WATER LEVEL: Water level at the Opa Water Works dropped
sharply on Monday (March 2), threatening a possible water shortage to the
talukas of Tiswadi and Ponda, besides parts of Salcete taluka. Taking
serious note of the situation, PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar has convened an
emergency meeting with the PWD officials and engineers on Tuesday, in a bid
to restore normalcy in the water supply. Speaking to reporters, Dhavlikar
admitted that the water level at the Opa Water Works had declined sharply. (H)

GOA SUDHAROP FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
non-profit, volunteer NGO working for the better of Goa and Goans
worldwide, will present its Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003 at the Caritas
Complex, St Inez, Panjim, on 6 March at 4 pm. The fellowships, which carry
a citation and a cheque for Rs.10,000, will be present to Gurunath Kelekar
of Movement for Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Rita Vaz of the
Mustard Seed Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas
Naik Jorge of the Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaikh of the Pilgao Yuvak
Kala Manch and Bailancho Saad and Paul Fernandes of Gomantak Times. (GT)

YOUTH CONGRESS SUPPORT TO HIT-RAKHAN: The South Goa Youth Congress
spokesman and general secretary, Mr Paul Carvalho, extended his support to
the demands of Goa Hit Rakhann Manch of preference to Goans in jobs and
making 15 years domicile along with knowledge of Konkani language
compulsory as pre-conditions for employment. (NT)

CARNIVAL IN MAPUSA: King Momo's float parade will be held in Mapusa today
(March 4 at 3 pm, from the Mapusa Court precincts to the Bodgeshwar temple.
A Beat Show, Dance Show, Konkani Musical Show, Prize Distribution, Housie
and fireworks will figure in the Carnival celebrations in Mapusa today.

HELD FOR MURDER: Colva police have arrested one of the two accused in an
attempt to murder offence. According to the police Francis Coelho resident
of Majorda lodged his complaint that on 2 March accused Thomas and Agnel
Fernandes, both brothers, assaulted him with a knife. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (4): "Companies have found it
difficult to manage the mountains of the overburden because the massive
quantities of the overburden have to be shifted from the site of active
mines. Otherwise, it could get mixed with the rich ore deposits. Besides,
such overburden has to be piled neatly in dumps. The dumps of the ore
reject material are classified as "dead" and "active" depending on their
age. The active and dead dumps would now account for about a thousand
million MT. This is a massive quantity. Scientifically speaking, it is not
actually waste but misplaced wealth because similar material is used
elsewhere for metallurgical operations and in engineering applications."
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA TROPHY CRICKET: The 17 th all Goa Cricket Tournament for the Fransa
Trophy, organised by Betalbatim Cricket Club, will begin from March 9 at
the newly laid wicket at the Betalbatim Sports Complex. (H)

D E A T H S
03 Mar: Nairobi: ALZIRA ZUZARTE VAZ, wife of Neves, mother of
Neveson-Lee and Lee-Ann. ("JAM DE SOUZA" jam at wananchi.com)
03 Mar: Navelim-Sinquetim: FRANCISCO COUTINHO, husband of Delfina,
father of Meera/Afonso.
03 Mar: Nuvem-Gorvotti: DIOGO FERNANDES, son of late Minguel/Maria,
brother of Anthony, Janeth, Prisca and Socorro.
03 Mar: Chandor-Cavorim: NICOLAU MARQUES, husband of Josephine, father
of Bernard/Rosy, Josico (Kuwait), Piedade, Rosario (Qatar)/Catherine,
Emilia/Benedito, Benedita/Bibiano.
03 Mar: Cansaulim: REMEDIANA MASCARENHAS E FERNANDES, relict of late
Agostinho, mother of Paul/Theresa.
01 Mar: Navelim: AUGUSTINE CARIDADE RODRIGUES (Ex-Carrier Company,
Kuwait), husband of Maria Plautila, father of Oliver/Shirin (Kuwait),
Precila/Sohail, brother/brother-in-law of Fr Franklin (sfx, Bhopal),
Jesuina/late John, Claudina/late Braz, Adelina/franklin, Luis (KOC,
Kuwait)/Hilda, Michael (Kuwait)/Rosy, Alba/Ajit, Delfina/Sanny, Chico/Clara.
03 Mar: Santa Inez: SUDHABAI RAGHUNATH MAHAMBRE, widow of late
Raghunath Porobo Mahambre, mother of Prakash, Arun Late Rajiv and Surekha
Arun Sansguiri.
03 Mar: Korgao: DATTARAM SAKHARAM GHODGE, husband of Satyabhama, father
of Sanjay, Sandesh, Sangita Avadhut Bhatikar and Sandhya Yogesh Burye.
03 Mar: Caranzalem: JOSE SANTANA RAPOSO, husband of Luiza Maria, father
of Vinci and Oriville.
03 Mar: Goa Velha: MANUEL DE SOUZA, husband of late Juliet,
brother/brother-in-law of Joazinho/late Fransquinha, late Thedore/Ema Maria.
03 Mar: Vasco: ANANDI MEHTA, wife of late Bhanushankar.
03 Mar: Parra: PURSHOTTAM BHAGWANT PRABHU PARRIKAR, husband of Sudha,
father of Srikant, Samir and father-in-law of Smt Linda. (No Condolence Visits)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.3 deg C (77.5 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.2 deg C, Humidity: 63% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning but less windblown than yesterday.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-04 05:16:11 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 04, 2003

DELIMITATION MAY HIT CONG HARD: In what will be a major development as far
as assembly polls are concerned, the Election Commission of India is in the
process of completing delimitation of all the 40 assembly constituencies of
Goa proposing to make major changes in the existing assembly segments. The
fall-out of the delimitation is expected to hit the Opposition,
particularly the Congress, very severely. Highly placed sources indicated
that the delimitation process has gone as per the agenda of the ruling BJP. (H)

VASCO CARNIVAL: Thousands witnessed the King Momo float parade in the port
town of Vasco, which attracted over 42 floats. The highlight of the Vasco
carnival floats parade was the lack of the organisation spirit as a result
of which many had to return home disappointed. The parade started almost an
hour late. In the traditional category Goan fish world and the
"Goenkaranchi Xit Koddi" received applause from the crowd. (H)

BSNL SLASHES STD RATES: BSNL on March 3 announced major reduction in long
distance tariff for fixed to fixed telephones for calls beyond a distance
of 500 km, saying that this bonanza of "the best rates than any competitor"
is possible by virtue of its huge infrastructure and established national
footprint. The tariff for calls beyond 500 k m will be Rs.4.80 per minute
instead of the present rate of Rs.9 during peak hours and Rs.4.50 during
non-peak hours. With effect from 7 March, there will be only one rate
round-the-clock. (UNI report in GT)

THALI WAS PAID RS.3.75 LAKH IN EXCESS: The State government on Monday
submitted their scrutiny and compliance reported regarding bogus bills
raised by VP Thali, former Additional Advocate General, where they have
said that he has been paid an amount of Rs.3,75,500 which he is not
entitled to. (H)

BAN ON COW SLAUGHTER LIKELY: The government is planning to introduce a bill
in the parliament to ban cow slaughter, agriculture Minister Ajit Singh
informed the Lok Sabha on March 3. As many as twenty-two states and six
union territories have already banned the slaughter of cow and its progeny
by enacting legislation to that effect, Singh said in a written reply. (UNI
report in GT)

QUEPEM COUNCILLORS: Two councilors of the Quepem Municipal Council have
filed complaints against each other alleging assault. The police provided
names of the two as Mr Nana Gaunker and Ms Jamie Daniel. It is learnt that
Mr Gaunker had obtained a loan from a bank and Mr Ivo Daniel, husband of Ms
Jamie, was the surety. (NT)

MUSIC RULE RELAXATION: Hosting of major entertainment events in Goa will
receive some respite, as the State government has announced the 15 days for
the year 2003, when loud music can be played upto 12 midnight on cultural
and religious occasions. In the first category the timings have been
relaxed on March 4 for Carnival, April 20 for Eater, September 1 for Ganesh
Chaturti, September 26 and October 4 for Navaratri, October 24 for Diwali
eve, December 24 for Christmas eve, December 25 for Christmas and December
31 for New Year's eve. In the second category, the relaxation has been
provided for one day each for a temple zatra, a church feast, the
Sarvajanik Ganesh immersion day, two days for Carnival and Navaratri days
and one day for any other festive event promote by the government or the
community. (H)

IDEAL HUB FOR AGRO PROCESSING: The Chairman of National Bank for
Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr YC Nanda, said that Goan farmers
should cultivate value-added crops as per the market demand and the state
could become a hub in the Konkan area for agro-processing units. Talking to
The Navhind Times, Mr Nanda said if the state government proposes a project
to promote supportive agency for marketing and publicity of value added
agro-products, the bank would provide the necessary financial assistance. (NT)

SHARP FALL IN OPA WATER LEVEL: Water level at the Opa Water Works dropped
sharply on Monday (March 2), threatening a possible water shortage to the
talukas of Tiswadi and Ponda, besides parts of Salcete taluka. Taking
serious note of the situation, PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar has convened an
emergency meeting with the PWD officials and engineers on Tuesday, in a bid
to restore normalcy in the water supply. Speaking to reporters, Dhavlikar
admitted that the water level at the Opa Water Works had declined sharply. (H)

GOA SUDHAROP FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
non-profit, volunteer NGO working for the better of Goa and Goans
worldwide, will present its Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003 at the Caritas
Complex, St Inez, Panjim, on 6 March at 4 pm. The fellowships, which carry
a citation and a cheque for Rs.10,000, will be present to Gurunath Kelekar
of Movement for Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Rita Vaz of the
Mustard Seed Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas
Naik Jorge of the Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaikh of the Pilgao Yuvak
Kala Manch and Bailancho Saad and Paul Fernandes of Gomantak Times. (GT)

YOUTH CONGRESS SUPPORT TO HIT-RAKHAN: The South Goa Youth Congress
spokesman and general secretary, Mr Paul Carvalho, extended his support to
the demands of Goa Hit Rakhann Manch of preference to Goans in jobs and
making 15 years domicile along with knowledge of Konkani language
compulsory as pre-conditions for employment. (NT)

CARNIVAL IN MAPUSA: King Momo's float parade will be held in Mapusa today
(March 4 at 3 pm, from the Mapusa Court precincts to the Bodgeshwar temple.
A Beat Show, Dance Show, Konkani Musical Show, Prize Distribution, Housie
and fireworks will figure in the Carnival celebrations in Mapusa today.

HELD FOR MURDER: Colva police have arrested one of the two accused in an
attempt to murder offence. According to the police Francis Coelho resident
of Majorda lodged his complaint that on 2 March accused Thomas and Agnel
Fernandes, both brothers, assaulted him with a knife. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (4): "Companies have found it
difficult to manage the mountains of the overburden because the massive
quantities of the overburden have to be shifted from the site of active
mines. Otherwise, it could get mixed with the rich ore deposits. Besides,
such overburden has to be piled neatly in dumps. The dumps of the ore
reject material are classified as "dead" and "active" depending on their
age. The active and dead dumps would now account for about a thousand
million MT. This is a massive quantity. Scientifically speaking, it is not
actually waste but misplaced wealth because similar material is used
elsewhere for metallurgical operations and in engineering applications."
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA TROPHY CRICKET: The 17 th all Goa Cricket Tournament for the Fransa
Trophy, organised by Betalbatim Cricket Club, will begin from March 9 at
the newly laid wicket at the Betalbatim Sports Complex. (H)

D E A T H S
03 Mar: Nairobi: ALZIRA ZUZARTE VAZ, wife of Neves, mother of
Neveson-Lee and Lee-Ann. ("JAM DE SOUZA" jam at wananchi.com)
03 Mar: Navelim-Sinquetim: FRANCISCO COUTINHO, husband of Delfina,
father of Meera/Afonso.
03 Mar: Nuvem-Gorvotti: DIOGO FERNANDES, son of late Minguel/Maria,
brother of Anthony, Janeth, Prisca and Socorro.
03 Mar: Chandor-Cavorim: NICOLAU MARQUES, husband of Josephine, father
of Bernard/Rosy, Josico (Kuwait), Piedade, Rosario (Qatar)/Catherine,
Emilia/Benedito, Benedita/Bibiano.
03 Mar: Cansaulim: REMEDIANA MASCARENHAS E FERNANDES, relict of late
Agostinho, mother of Paul/Theresa.
01 Mar: Navelim: AUGUSTINE CARIDADE RODRIGUES (Ex-Carrier Company,
Kuwait), husband of Maria Plautila, father of Oliver/Shirin (Kuwait),
Precila/Sohail, brother/brother-in-law of Fr Franklin (sfx, Bhopal),
Jesuina/late John, Claudina/late Braz, Adelina/franklin, Luis (KOC,
Kuwait)/Hilda, Michael (Kuwait)/Rosy, Alba/Ajit, Delfina/Sanny, Chico/Clara.
03 Mar: Santa Inez: SUDHABAI RAGHUNATH MAHAMBRE, widow of late
Raghunath Porobo Mahambre, mother of Prakash, Arun Late Rajiv and Surekha
Arun Sansguiri.
03 Mar: Korgao: DATTARAM SAKHARAM GHODGE, husband of Satyabhama, father
of Sanjay, Sandesh, Sangita Avadhut Bhatikar and Sandhya Yogesh Burye.
03 Mar: Caranzalem: JOSE SANTANA RAPOSO, husband of Luiza Maria, father
of Vinci and Oriville.
03 Mar: Goa Velha: MANUEL DE SOUZA, husband of late Juliet,
brother/brother-in-law of Joazinho/late Fransquinha, late Thedore/Ema Maria.
03 Mar: Vasco: ANANDI MEHTA, wife of late Bhanushankar.
03 Mar: Parra: PURSHOTTAM BHAGWANT PRABHU PARRIKAR, husband of Sudha,
father of Srikant, Samir and father-in-law of Smt Linda. (No Condolence Visits)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.3 deg C (77.5 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.2 deg C, Humidity: 63% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning but less windblown than yesterday.

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

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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 04, 2003

DELIMITATION MAY HIT CONG HARD: In what will be a major development as far
as assembly polls are concerned, the Election Commission of India is in the
process of completing delimitation of all the 40 assembly constituencies of
Goa proposing to make major changes in the existing assembly segments. The
fall-out of the delimitation is expected to hit the Opposition,
particularly the Congress, very severely. Highly placed sources indicated
that the delimitation process has gone as per the agenda of the ruling BJP. (H)

VASCO CARNIVAL: Thousands witnessed the King Momo float parade in the port
town of Vasco, which attracted over 42 floats. The highlight of the Vasco
carnival floats parade was the lack of the organisation spirit as a result
of which many had to return home disappointed. The parade started almost an
hour late. In the traditional category Goan fish world and the
"Goenkaranchi Xit Koddi" received applause from the crowd. (H)

BSNL SLASHES STD RATES: BSNL on March 3 announced major reduction in long
distance tariff for fixed to fixed telephones for calls beyond a distance
of 500 km, saying that this bonanza of "the best rates than any competitor"
is possible by virtue of its huge infrastructure and established national
footprint. The tariff for calls beyond 500 k m will be Rs.4.80 per minute
instead of the present rate of Rs.9 during peak hours and Rs.4.50 during
non-peak hours. With effect from 7 March, there will be only one rate
round-the-clock. (UNI report in GT)

THALI WAS PAID RS.3.75 LAKH IN EXCESS: The State government on Monday
submitted their scrutiny and compliance reported regarding bogus bills
raised by VP Thali, former Additional Advocate General, where they have
said that he has been paid an amount of Rs.3,75,500 which he is not
entitled to. (H)

BAN ON COW SLAUGHTER LIKELY: The government is planning to introduce a bill
in the parliament to ban cow slaughter, agriculture Minister Ajit Singh
informed the Lok Sabha on March 3. As many as twenty-two states and six
union territories have already banned the slaughter of cow and its progeny
by enacting legislation to that effect, Singh said in a written reply. (UNI
report in GT)

QUEPEM COUNCILLORS: Two councilors of the Quepem Municipal Council have
filed complaints against each other alleging assault. The police provided
names of the two as Mr Nana Gaunker and Ms Jamie Daniel. It is learnt that
Mr Gaunker had obtained a loan from a bank and Mr Ivo Daniel, husband of Ms
Jamie, was the surety. (NT)

MUSIC RULE RELAXATION: Hosting of major entertainment events in Goa will
receive some respite, as the State government has announced the 15 days for
the year 2003, when loud music can be played upto 12 midnight on cultural
and religious occasions. In the first category the timings have been
relaxed on March 4 for Carnival, April 20 for Eater, September 1 for Ganesh
Chaturti, September 26 and October 4 for Navaratri, October 24 for Diwali
eve, December 24 for Christmas eve, December 25 for Christmas and December
31 for New Year's eve. In the second category, the relaxation has been
provided for one day each for a temple zatra, a church feast, the
Sarvajanik Ganesh immersion day, two days for Carnival and Navaratri days
and one day for any other festive event promote by the government or the
community. (H)

IDEAL HUB FOR AGRO PROCESSING: The Chairman of National Bank for
Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr YC Nanda, said that Goan farmers
should cultivate value-added crops as per the market demand and the state
could become a hub in the Konkan area for agro-processing units. Talking to
The Navhind Times, Mr Nanda said if the state government proposes a project
to promote supportive agency for marketing and publicity of value added
agro-products, the bank would provide the necessary financial assistance. (NT)

SHARP FALL IN OPA WATER LEVEL: Water level at the Opa Water Works dropped
sharply on Monday (March 2), threatening a possible water shortage to the
talukas of Tiswadi and Ponda, besides parts of Salcete taluka. Taking
serious note of the situation, PWD Minister Sudin Dhavlikar has convened an
emergency meeting with the PWD officials and engineers on Tuesday, in a bid
to restore normalcy in the water supply. Speaking to reporters, Dhavlikar
admitted that the water level at the Opa Water Works had declined sharply. (H)

GOA SUDHAROP FELLOWSHIPS: Goa Sudharop Community Development Inc, a
non-profit, volunteer NGO working for the better of Goa and Goans
worldwide, will present its Goa Sudharop Fellowships 2003 at the Caritas
Complex, St Inez, Panjim, on 6 March at 4 pm. The fellowships, which carry
a citation and a cheque for Rs.10,000, will be present to Gurunath Kelekar
of Movement for Amity towards Roads in Goa, Isabel Santa Rita Vaz of the
Mustard Seed Company, Rajendra Kerkar of the Mahadei Bachao Abhiyan, Subhas
Naik Jorge of the Kamgarancho Ekvott, Afroze Shaikh of the Pilgao Yuvak
Kala Manch and Bailancho Saad and Paul Fernandes of Gomantak Times. (GT)

YOUTH CONGRESS SUPPORT TO HIT-RAKHAN: The South Goa Youth Congress
spokesman and general secretary, Mr Paul Carvalho, extended his support to
the demands of Goa Hit Rakhann Manch of preference to Goans in jobs and
making 15 years domicile along with knowledge of Konkani language
compulsory as pre-conditions for employment. (NT)

CARNIVAL IN MAPUSA: King Momo's float parade will be held in Mapusa today
(March 4 at 3 pm, from the Mapusa Court precincts to the Bodgeshwar temple.
A Beat Show, Dance Show, Konkani Musical Show, Prize Distribution, Housie
and fireworks will figure in the Carnival celebrations in Mapusa today.

HELD FOR MURDER: Colva police have arrested one of the two accused in an
attempt to murder offence. According to the police Francis Coelho resident
of Majorda lodged his complaint that on 2 March accused Thomas and Agnel
Fernandes, both brothers, assaulted him with a knife. (GT)

CREATING WEALTH OUT OF MINING ORE WASTE (4): "Companies have found it
difficult to manage the mountains of the overburden because the massive
quantities of the overburden have to be shifted from the site of active
mines. Otherwise, it could get mixed with the rich ore deposits. Besides,
such overburden has to be piled neatly in dumps. The dumps of the ore
reject material are classified as "dead" and "active" depending on their
age. The active and dead dumps would now account for about a thousand
million MT. This is a massive quantity. Scientifically speaking, it is not
actually waste but misplaced wealth because similar material is used
elsewhere for metallurgical operations and in engineering applications."
(Nandkumar Kamat in Zest-NT)

S P O R T S

FRANSA TROPHY CRICKET: The 17 th all Goa Cricket Tournament for the Fransa
Trophy, organised by Betalbatim Cricket Club, will begin from March 9 at
the newly laid wicket at the Betalbatim Sports Complex. (H)

D E A T H S
03 Mar: Nairobi: ALZIRA ZUZARTE VAZ, wife of Neves, mother of
Neveson-Lee and Lee-Ann. ("JAM DE SOUZA" jam at wananchi.com)
03 Mar: Navelim-Sinquetim: FRANCISCO COUTINHO, husband of Delfina,
father of Meera/Afonso.
03 Mar: Nuvem-Gorvotti: DIOGO FERNANDES, son of late Minguel/Maria,
brother of Anthony, Janeth, Prisca and Socorro.
03 Mar: Chandor-Cavorim: NICOLAU MARQUES, husband of Josephine, father
of Bernard/Rosy, Josico (Kuwait), Piedade, Rosario (Qatar)/Catherine,
Emilia/Benedito, Benedita/Bibiano.
03 Mar: Cansaulim: REMEDIANA MASCARENHAS E FERNANDES, relict of late
Agostinho, mother of Paul/Theresa.
01 Mar: Navelim: AUGUSTINE CARIDADE RODRIGUES (Ex-Carrier Company,
Kuwait), husband of Maria Plautila, father of Oliver/Shirin (Kuwait),
Precila/Sohail, brother/brother-in-law of Fr Franklin (sfx, Bhopal),
Jesuina/late John, Claudina/late Braz, Adelina/franklin, Luis (KOC,
Kuwait)/Hilda, Michael (Kuwait)/Rosy, Alba/Ajit, Delfina/Sanny, Chico/Clara.
03 Mar: Santa Inez: SUDHABAI RAGHUNATH MAHAMBRE, widow of late
Raghunath Porobo Mahambre, mother of Prakash, Arun Late Rajiv and Surekha
Arun Sansguiri.
03 Mar: Korgao: DATTARAM SAKHARAM GHODGE, husband of Satyabhama, father
of Sanjay, Sandesh, Sangita Avadhut Bhatikar and Sandhya Yogesh Burye.
03 Mar: Caranzalem: JOSE SANTANA RAPOSO, husband of Luiza Maria, father
of Vinci and Oriville.
03 Mar: Goa Velha: MANUEL DE SOUZA, husband of late Juliet,
brother/brother-in-law of Joazinho/late Fransquinha, late Thedore/Ema Maria.
03 Mar: Vasco: ANANDI MEHTA, wife of late Bhanushankar.
03 Mar: Parra: PURSHOTTAM BHAGWANT PRABHU PARRIKAR, husband of Sudha,
father of Srikant, Samir and father-in-law of Smt Linda. (No Condolence Visits)

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 25.3 deg C (77.5 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.2 deg C, Humidity: 63% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning but less windblown than yesterday.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow

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