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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 16, 2003

3 DROWN AS TOURIST BOAT CAPSIZES OFF ANJUNA: A mechanized boat carrying
tourists from Baga capsized at sea off Anjuna flea market, killing three
while at least six persons are reported missing. A total of 16 persons were
saved. The mechanized boat was carrying about 25 tourists from Andhra
Pradesh when the tragedy occurred just after 5 pm. (GT)

JOY RIDE ENDS IN TRAGEDY: Barely hours after they arrived in Goa, tragedy
struck a group of employees from a company at Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh,
when three officials drowned in the Arabian Sea off the Anjuna coast. A
group of 25 officials of the company had come to Goa on Tuesday afternoon,
to attend a conference at a hotel in Arpora. At about 5 pm, the 25-member
group went to Baga and spotted a boat operator, who offered to take them on
a boat ride. The 25 officials and the two boat operators set out in the
boat towards Anjuna. On reaching Anjuna, the boat encountered strong waves
and capsized. Operators from two other boats in close proximity jumped into
the sea and managed to rescue 16 officials. (H)

BOATS WERE UNSAFE: The apprehensions raised by The Navhind Times about two
years ago about the safety of the country boats used to carry people,
mostly tourists on joy rides in the sea, proved correct with the death of
three people in a tragedy involving a country craft at Calangute. Though
the "boats" were being operated in the State for quite some time, no
authority in the State seems to have taken cognizance about their
illegality, and no steps were initiated to make it mandatory for the owners
of boats to provide safety equipment on board the craft. (NT)

TRUCKERS' STIR HITS VEG MARKETS: The ongoing All-India Goods Transport
Congress strike affected the transportation of vegetables and fruits in Goa
though the State goods transport associations shied away from the strike
after the government prohibited such action. As the transportation of
vegetables and cereals has been stopped for the past two days the prices of
these commodities have soared. On a daily basis, there about 20 vehicles
transporting vegetables to Margao, 20 to Panaji, 15 to Mapusa and 10 teach
to Ponda and Vasco respectively. Not a single truck has arrived in the
State since day one. And with the State lacking proper storage facilities
for vegetables and their production locally being inadequate, the rates are
likely to rise further due to scarcity. (GT)

TEACHER SUCCUMBS TO ACID ATTACK: In a bizarre incident, a 22-year-old
teacher, Angana Ramanth Shirodkar, from Borim-Shiroda, but residing at
Shelpem in Mapusa, died on Tuesday afternoon, when two unknown persons
flung acid on her, moments after she alighted a bus to proceed to her
residence. Angana Ramnath Shirodkar was to be married on May 10 and as such
was to proceed on leave from April 26. (H)

SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL RAPED: In a shocking incident, a 6-year-old girl was
allegedly raped by a 22-year-old man at Savantwada-Mandrem on Sunday
evening. Pernem police on Tuesday morning arrested the accused, Subhash
Swami Nayar, in the connection. (H)

ROAD MISHAP: The Verna police have registered an offence against one
Mohamed Jacario for driving his vehicle in a rash and negligent manner and
causing the death of Justin Goes of Verna while the latter was crossing the
road. (NT)

ONE DROWNS: Sandesh Ramchandra Shelke (20) from Gadingaz, Maharashtra, got
drowned at Vagator beach at around 1.45 pm on April 15. Shelke had come
along with about five other friends for a picnic to the beach and went for
a swim in the sea, where he was pulled in by the currents. His body could
not be traced till late evening. (NT)

PAPER LEAK: ONE MORE HELD: Another high school teacher, who was allegedly
responsible for the 'leakage' of the Geography question paper, was arrested
by CID/Crime Branch yesterday. The arrest of Umesh D Chari of Government
High School, Kansarpal, brings the total tally of teachers arrested to
five. Meanwhile, Vishnu Dhargalkar, another suspect , has been released on
conditional bail as he has complained of health problems. (GT)

EDC DEFAULTERS TOLD TO PAY-UP: While stating that loans sanctioned by
Economic Development Corporation amounting to Rs.77 crore were
unrecoverable, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, told the Goa assembly
that his government would offer one last chance for defaulters to EDC by
inviting them for a one-time settlement before September 30. (H)

MAN MISSING: One Shashikant Atmaram Parsekar (36), has been reported
missing from his residence at Keri, Sattari, since 5 April. Shashikant left
the house saying hat he was going for work at Karaswada, Mapusa. (GT)

RAPE VICTIMS' NAMES: At least seven women's organisations have strongly
objected to the manner in which the reply was furnished by the government
to question tabled by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, regarding details
of cases of crimes against women in the State. NGOs including Children's
Rights, Sangath, Jan Ugahi, Childline, Arz, Bailancho Saad and Bailancho
Ekvott, in a joint letter have stated that under Section 228 A of the
Indian Penal Code, the publication of the names of victims of offences
falling under the purview of Sections 366 A-D was a crime in itself,
punishable by upto two years imprisonment. (GT)

CARMONA DY SARPANCH VOTED OUT: Four Carmona panchayat members voted out the
deputy sarpanch Nesbit D'Costa. (GT)

LONDON BRIDGE (IN GOA)!: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on April 15
announced that the bridge connecting Poira and Khorjuem in Aldona would be
an open bridge on the lines of the London Bridge over the river Thames.
Parrikar also hinted that he was also contemplating building a suspension
bridge, in some other places which had been earmarked for construction of
conventional bridges, claiming that such bridges would have more aesthetic
value. (H)

CPI RALLY: As part of the nation-wide rallyBharat jan jagran yatraorganised
by the Communist Party of India, its State unit will strive to create
awareness among the public in the State about the ill-effects of
globalization on Indian economy from April 16 to 18. (NT)

PETROL, DIESEL PRICES CUT: State-owned oil firms yesterday decreased retail
selling prices of petrol and diesel by upto Rs.1.08 and Rs.18 per litre
respectively, in step with the global softening of crude prices. (GT)

CURTORIM VILLAGERS TO AGITATE: The villagers of Curtorim will agitate from
April 30 against the failure of the government to provide a full-time
secretary to their panchayat. (NT)

SEMINAR ON GOAN HISTORY: The Department of History at Goa University will
organise a three-day national seminar at Goa University on "History of Goa:
Issues, Trends and Perspectives" from May 5. (H)


S P O R T S

VASCO MOURN DEATH OF SUPPORTER: Vasco Sports Club yesterday mourned the
death of one of its ardent supporters-Aleixo Reginaldo da Cunhawho died
while cheering his favourite team, Vasco Sports Club, during their
encounter against Indian Telephone Industries, at the Nehru Stadium,
Fatorda, on April 14. (H)

D E A T H S
15 Apr: Salvador do Mundo: MARY BARRETO E FERNANDES, wife of late AX
Robert, mother of Gregory, Chrisalina/Agnello, late Joaquim/Emilia, Fr
Egidio (Don Bosco, Panjim), Palmira, Anthony, Caludina/Diago, Anselm/Juliet.
15 Apr: Cuncolim: THOMAS SANTAN GAMA (Ex P&O Seamen), husband of
Marcelina, father of Subitra/Joseph Valladares, Lona/Leslie D'Souza
(Bahrain), Judas/Ivy (Bahrain), Fenelon Victor (P&O)/Freina.
15 Apr: Aldona-Khoirut: MARIANO FERNANDES, husband of Santana, father
of Domnic/Alice, Denzil/Brenda and Donald/Joan.
14 Apr: Candolim: PEGGY D'SILVA BRAGANZA, wife of late Manuel, mother
of late Felix, late Marie, Lizzy, Agnes, Jeane, Genevieve, Querobine,
Milagrine.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A hot day.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-16 09:32:49 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 16, 2003

3 DROWN AS TOURIST BOAT CAPSIZES OFF ANJUNA: A mechanized boat carrying
tourists from Baga capsized at sea off Anjuna flea market, killing three
while at least six persons are reported missing. A total of 16 persons were
saved. The mechanized boat was carrying about 25 tourists from Andhra
Pradesh when the tragedy occurred just after 5 pm. (GT)

JOY RIDE ENDS IN TRAGEDY: Barely hours after they arrived in Goa, tragedy
struck a group of employees from a company at Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh,
when three officials drowned in the Arabian Sea off the Anjuna coast. A
group of 25 officials of the company had come to Goa on Tuesday afternoon,
to attend a conference at a hotel in Arpora. At about 5 pm, the 25-member
group went to Baga and spotted a boat operator, who offered to take them on
a boat ride. The 25 officials and the two boat operators set out in the
boat towards Anjuna. On reaching Anjuna, the boat encountered strong waves
and capsized. Operators from two other boats in close proximity jumped into
the sea and managed to rescue 16 officials. (H)

BOATS WERE UNSAFE: The apprehensions raised by The Navhind Times about two
years ago about the safety of the country boats used to carry people,
mostly tourists on joy rides in the sea, proved correct with the death of
three people in a tragedy involving a country craft at Calangute. Though
the "boats" were being operated in the State for quite some time, no
authority in the State seems to have taken cognizance about their
illegality, and no steps were initiated to make it mandatory for the owners
of boats to provide safety equipment on board the craft. (NT)

TRUCKERS' STIR HITS VEG MARKETS: The ongoing All-India Goods Transport
Congress strike affected the transportation of vegetables and fruits in Goa
though the State goods transport associations shied away from the strike
after the government prohibited such action. As the transportation of
vegetables and cereals has been stopped for the past two days the prices of
these commodities have soared. On a daily basis, there about 20 vehicles
transporting vegetables to Margao, 20 to Panaji, 15 to Mapusa and 10 teach
to Ponda and Vasco respectively. Not a single truck has arrived in the
State since day one. And with the State lacking proper storage facilities
for vegetables and their production locally being inadequate, the rates are
likely to rise further due to scarcity. (GT)

TEACHER SUCCUMBS TO ACID ATTACK: In a bizarre incident, a 22-year-old
teacher, Angana Ramanth Shirodkar, from Borim-Shiroda, but residing at
Shelpem in Mapusa, died on Tuesday afternoon, when two unknown persons
flung acid on her, moments after she alighted a bus to proceed to her
residence. Angana Ramnath Shirodkar was to be married on May 10 and as such
was to proceed on leave from April 26. (H)

SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL RAPED: In a shocking incident, a 6-year-old girl was
allegedly raped by a 22-year-old man at Savantwada-Mandrem on Sunday
evening. Pernem police on Tuesday morning arrested the accused, Subhash
Swami Nayar, in the connection. (H)

ROAD MISHAP: The Verna police have registered an offence against one
Mohamed Jacario for driving his vehicle in a rash and negligent manner and
causing the death of Justin Goes of Verna while the latter was crossing the
road. (NT)

ONE DROWNS: Sandesh Ramchandra Shelke (20) from Gadingaz, Maharashtra, got
drowned at Vagator beach at around 1.45 pm on April 15. Shelke had come
along with about five other friends for a picnic to the beach and went for
a swim in the sea, where he was pulled in by the currents. His body could
not be traced till late evening. (NT)

PAPER LEAK: ONE MORE HELD: Another high school teacher, who was allegedly
responsible for the 'leakage' of the Geography question paper, was arrested
by CID/Crime Branch yesterday. The arrest of Umesh D Chari of Government
High School, Kansarpal, brings the total tally of teachers arrested to
five. Meanwhile, Vishnu Dhargalkar, another suspect , has been released on
conditional bail as he has complained of health problems. (GT)

EDC DEFAULTERS TOLD TO PAY-UP: While stating that loans sanctioned by
Economic Development Corporation amounting to Rs.77 crore were
unrecoverable, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, told the Goa assembly
that his government would offer one last chance for defaulters to EDC by
inviting them for a one-time settlement before September 30. (H)

MAN MISSING: One Shashikant Atmaram Parsekar (36), has been reported
missing from his residence at Keri, Sattari, since 5 April. Shashikant left
the house saying hat he was going for work at Karaswada, Mapusa. (GT)

RAPE VICTIMS' NAMES: At least seven women's organisations have strongly
objected to the manner in which the reply was furnished by the government
to question tabled by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, regarding details
of cases of crimes against women in the State. NGOs including Children's
Rights, Sangath, Jan Ugahi, Childline, Arz, Bailancho Saad and Bailancho
Ekvott, in a joint letter have stated that under Section 228 A of the
Indian Penal Code, the publication of the names of victims of offences
falling under the purview of Sections 366 A-D was a crime in itself,
punishable by upto two years imprisonment. (GT)

CARMONA DY SARPANCH VOTED OUT: Four Carmona panchayat members voted out the
deputy sarpanch Nesbit D'Costa. (GT)

LONDON BRIDGE (IN GOA)!: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on April 15
announced that the bridge connecting Poira and Khorjuem in Aldona would be
an open bridge on the lines of the London Bridge over the river Thames.
Parrikar also hinted that he was also contemplating building a suspension
bridge, in some other places which had been earmarked for construction of
conventional bridges, claiming that such bridges would have more aesthetic
value. (H)

CPI RALLY: As part of the nation-wide rallyBharat jan jagran yatraorganised
by the Communist Party of India, its State unit will strive to create
awareness among the public in the State about the ill-effects of
globalization on Indian economy from April 16 to 18. (NT)

PETROL, DIESEL PRICES CUT: State-owned oil firms yesterday decreased retail
selling prices of petrol and diesel by upto Rs.1.08 and Rs.18 per litre
respectively, in step with the global softening of crude prices. (GT)

CURTORIM VILLAGERS TO AGITATE: The villagers of Curtorim will agitate from
April 30 against the failure of the government to provide a full-time
secretary to their panchayat. (NT)

SEMINAR ON GOAN HISTORY: The Department of History at Goa University will
organise a three-day national seminar at Goa University on "History of Goa:
Issues, Trends and Perspectives" from May 5. (H)


S P O R T S

VASCO MOURN DEATH OF SUPPORTER: Vasco Sports Club yesterday mourned the
death of one of its ardent supporters-Aleixo Reginaldo da Cunhawho died
while cheering his favourite team, Vasco Sports Club, during their
encounter against Indian Telephone Industries, at the Nehru Stadium,
Fatorda, on April 14. (H)

D E A T H S
15 Apr: Salvador do Mundo: MARY BARRETO E FERNANDES, wife of late AX
Robert, mother of Gregory, Chrisalina/Agnello, late Joaquim/Emilia, Fr
Egidio (Don Bosco, Panjim), Palmira, Anthony, Caludina/Diago, Anselm/Juliet.
15 Apr: Cuncolim: THOMAS SANTAN GAMA (Ex P&O Seamen), husband of
Marcelina, father of Subitra/Joseph Valladares, Lona/Leslie D'Souza
(Bahrain), Judas/Ivy (Bahrain), Fenelon Victor (P&O)/Freina.
15 Apr: Aldona-Khoirut: MARIANO FERNANDES, husband of Santana, father
of Domnic/Alice, Denzil/Brenda and Donald/Joan.
14 Apr: Candolim: PEGGY D'SILVA BRAGANZA, wife of late Manuel, mother
of late Felix, late Marie, Lizzy, Agnes, Jeane, Genevieve, Querobine,
Milagrine.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A hot day.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-16 09:32:49 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 16, 2003

3 DROWN AS TOURIST BOAT CAPSIZES OFF ANJUNA: A mechanized boat carrying
tourists from Baga capsized at sea off Anjuna flea market, killing three
while at least six persons are reported missing. A total of 16 persons were
saved. The mechanized boat was carrying about 25 tourists from Andhra
Pradesh when the tragedy occurred just after 5 pm. (GT)

JOY RIDE ENDS IN TRAGEDY: Barely hours after they arrived in Goa, tragedy
struck a group of employees from a company at Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh,
when three officials drowned in the Arabian Sea off the Anjuna coast. A
group of 25 officials of the company had come to Goa on Tuesday afternoon,
to attend a conference at a hotel in Arpora. At about 5 pm, the 25-member
group went to Baga and spotted a boat operator, who offered to take them on
a boat ride. The 25 officials and the two boat operators set out in the
boat towards Anjuna. On reaching Anjuna, the boat encountered strong waves
and capsized. Operators from two other boats in close proximity jumped into
the sea and managed to rescue 16 officials. (H)

BOATS WERE UNSAFE: The apprehensions raised by The Navhind Times about two
years ago about the safety of the country boats used to carry people,
mostly tourists on joy rides in the sea, proved correct with the death of
three people in a tragedy involving a country craft at Calangute. Though
the "boats" were being operated in the State for quite some time, no
authority in the State seems to have taken cognizance about their
illegality, and no steps were initiated to make it mandatory for the owners
of boats to provide safety equipment on board the craft. (NT)

TRUCKERS' STIR HITS VEG MARKETS: The ongoing All-India Goods Transport
Congress strike affected the transportation of vegetables and fruits in Goa
though the State goods transport associations shied away from the strike
after the government prohibited such action. As the transportation of
vegetables and cereals has been stopped for the past two days the prices of
these commodities have soared. On a daily basis, there about 20 vehicles
transporting vegetables to Margao, 20 to Panaji, 15 to Mapusa and 10 teach
to Ponda and Vasco respectively. Not a single truck has arrived in the
State since day one. And with the State lacking proper storage facilities
for vegetables and their production locally being inadequate, the rates are
likely to rise further due to scarcity. (GT)

TEACHER SUCCUMBS TO ACID ATTACK: In a bizarre incident, a 22-year-old
teacher, Angana Ramanth Shirodkar, from Borim-Shiroda, but residing at
Shelpem in Mapusa, died on Tuesday afternoon, when two unknown persons
flung acid on her, moments after she alighted a bus to proceed to her
residence. Angana Ramnath Shirodkar was to be married on May 10 and as such
was to proceed on leave from April 26. (H)

SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL RAPED: In a shocking incident, a 6-year-old girl was
allegedly raped by a 22-year-old man at Savantwada-Mandrem on Sunday
evening. Pernem police on Tuesday morning arrested the accused, Subhash
Swami Nayar, in the connection. (H)

ROAD MISHAP: The Verna police have registered an offence against one
Mohamed Jacario for driving his vehicle in a rash and negligent manner and
causing the death of Justin Goes of Verna while the latter was crossing the
road. (NT)

ONE DROWNS: Sandesh Ramchandra Shelke (20) from Gadingaz, Maharashtra, got
drowned at Vagator beach at around 1.45 pm on April 15. Shelke had come
along with about five other friends for a picnic to the beach and went for
a swim in the sea, where he was pulled in by the currents. His body could
not be traced till late evening. (NT)

PAPER LEAK: ONE MORE HELD: Another high school teacher, who was allegedly
responsible for the 'leakage' of the Geography question paper, was arrested
by CID/Crime Branch yesterday. The arrest of Umesh D Chari of Government
High School, Kansarpal, brings the total tally of teachers arrested to
five. Meanwhile, Vishnu Dhargalkar, another suspect , has been released on
conditional bail as he has complained of health problems. (GT)

EDC DEFAULTERS TOLD TO PAY-UP: While stating that loans sanctioned by
Economic Development Corporation amounting to Rs.77 crore were
unrecoverable, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, told the Goa assembly
that his government would offer one last chance for defaulters to EDC by
inviting them for a one-time settlement before September 30. (H)

MAN MISSING: One Shashikant Atmaram Parsekar (36), has been reported
missing from his residence at Keri, Sattari, since 5 April. Shashikant left
the house saying hat he was going for work at Karaswada, Mapusa. (GT)

RAPE VICTIMS' NAMES: At least seven women's organisations have strongly
objected to the manner in which the reply was furnished by the government
to question tabled by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, regarding details
of cases of crimes against women in the State. NGOs including Children's
Rights, Sangath, Jan Ugahi, Childline, Arz, Bailancho Saad and Bailancho
Ekvott, in a joint letter have stated that under Section 228 A of the
Indian Penal Code, the publication of the names of victims of offences
falling under the purview of Sections 366 A-D was a crime in itself,
punishable by upto two years imprisonment. (GT)

CARMONA DY SARPANCH VOTED OUT: Four Carmona panchayat members voted out the
deputy sarpanch Nesbit D'Costa. (GT)

LONDON BRIDGE (IN GOA)!: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on April 15
announced that the bridge connecting Poira and Khorjuem in Aldona would be
an open bridge on the lines of the London Bridge over the river Thames.
Parrikar also hinted that he was also contemplating building a suspension
bridge, in some other places which had been earmarked for construction of
conventional bridges, claiming that such bridges would have more aesthetic
value. (H)

CPI RALLY: As part of the nation-wide rallyBharat jan jagran yatraorganised
by the Communist Party of India, its State unit will strive to create
awareness among the public in the State about the ill-effects of
globalization on Indian economy from April 16 to 18. (NT)

PETROL, DIESEL PRICES CUT: State-owned oil firms yesterday decreased retail
selling prices of petrol and diesel by upto Rs.1.08 and Rs.18 per litre
respectively, in step with the global softening of crude prices. (GT)

CURTORIM VILLAGERS TO AGITATE: The villagers of Curtorim will agitate from
April 30 against the failure of the government to provide a full-time
secretary to their panchayat. (NT)

SEMINAR ON GOAN HISTORY: The Department of History at Goa University will
organise a three-day national seminar at Goa University on "History of Goa:
Issues, Trends and Perspectives" from May 5. (H)


S P O R T S

VASCO MOURN DEATH OF SUPPORTER: Vasco Sports Club yesterday mourned the
death of one of its ardent supporters-Aleixo Reginaldo da Cunhawho died
while cheering his favourite team, Vasco Sports Club, during their
encounter against Indian Telephone Industries, at the Nehru Stadium,
Fatorda, on April 14. (H)

D E A T H S
15 Apr: Salvador do Mundo: MARY BARRETO E FERNANDES, wife of late AX
Robert, mother of Gregory, Chrisalina/Agnello, late Joaquim/Emilia, Fr
Egidio (Don Bosco, Panjim), Palmira, Anthony, Caludina/Diago, Anselm/Juliet.
15 Apr: Cuncolim: THOMAS SANTAN GAMA (Ex P&O Seamen), husband of
Marcelina, father of Subitra/Joseph Valladares, Lona/Leslie D'Souza
(Bahrain), Judas/Ivy (Bahrain), Fenelon Victor (P&O)/Freina.
15 Apr: Aldona-Khoirut: MARIANO FERNANDES, husband of Santana, father
of Domnic/Alice, Denzil/Brenda and Donald/Joan.
14 Apr: Candolim: PEGGY D'SILVA BRAGANZA, wife of late Manuel, mother
of late Felix, late Marie, Lizzy, Agnes, Jeane, Genevieve, Querobine,
Milagrine.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A hot day.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-16 09:32:49 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 16, 2003

3 DROWN AS TOURIST BOAT CAPSIZES OFF ANJUNA: A mechanized boat carrying
tourists from Baga capsized at sea off Anjuna flea market, killing three
while at least six persons are reported missing. A total of 16 persons were
saved. The mechanized boat was carrying about 25 tourists from Andhra
Pradesh when the tragedy occurred just after 5 pm. (GT)

JOY RIDE ENDS IN TRAGEDY: Barely hours after they arrived in Goa, tragedy
struck a group of employees from a company at Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh,
when three officials drowned in the Arabian Sea off the Anjuna coast. A
group of 25 officials of the company had come to Goa on Tuesday afternoon,
to attend a conference at a hotel in Arpora. At about 5 pm, the 25-member
group went to Baga and spotted a boat operator, who offered to take them on
a boat ride. The 25 officials and the two boat operators set out in the
boat towards Anjuna. On reaching Anjuna, the boat encountered strong waves
and capsized. Operators from two other boats in close proximity jumped into
the sea and managed to rescue 16 officials. (H)

BOATS WERE UNSAFE: The apprehensions raised by The Navhind Times about two
years ago about the safety of the country boats used to carry people,
mostly tourists on joy rides in the sea, proved correct with the death of
three people in a tragedy involving a country craft at Calangute. Though
the "boats" were being operated in the State for quite some time, no
authority in the State seems to have taken cognizance about their
illegality, and no steps were initiated to make it mandatory for the owners
of boats to provide safety equipment on board the craft. (NT)

TRUCKERS' STIR HITS VEG MARKETS: The ongoing All-India Goods Transport
Congress strike affected the transportation of vegetables and fruits in Goa
though the State goods transport associations shied away from the strike
after the government prohibited such action. As the transportation of
vegetables and cereals has been stopped for the past two days the prices of
these commodities have soared. On a daily basis, there about 20 vehicles
transporting vegetables to Margao, 20 to Panaji, 15 to Mapusa and 10 teach
to Ponda and Vasco respectively. Not a single truck has arrived in the
State since day one. And with the State lacking proper storage facilities
for vegetables and their production locally being inadequate, the rates are
likely to rise further due to scarcity. (GT)

TEACHER SUCCUMBS TO ACID ATTACK: In a bizarre incident, a 22-year-old
teacher, Angana Ramanth Shirodkar, from Borim-Shiroda, but residing at
Shelpem in Mapusa, died on Tuesday afternoon, when two unknown persons
flung acid on her, moments after she alighted a bus to proceed to her
residence. Angana Ramnath Shirodkar was to be married on May 10 and as such
was to proceed on leave from April 26. (H)

SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL RAPED: In a shocking incident, a 6-year-old girl was
allegedly raped by a 22-year-old man at Savantwada-Mandrem on Sunday
evening. Pernem police on Tuesday morning arrested the accused, Subhash
Swami Nayar, in the connection. (H)

ROAD MISHAP: The Verna police have registered an offence against one
Mohamed Jacario for driving his vehicle in a rash and negligent manner and
causing the death of Justin Goes of Verna while the latter was crossing the
road. (NT)

ONE DROWNS: Sandesh Ramchandra Shelke (20) from Gadingaz, Maharashtra, got
drowned at Vagator beach at around 1.45 pm on April 15. Shelke had come
along with about five other friends for a picnic to the beach and went for
a swim in the sea, where he was pulled in by the currents. His body could
not be traced till late evening. (NT)

PAPER LEAK: ONE MORE HELD: Another high school teacher, who was allegedly
responsible for the 'leakage' of the Geography question paper, was arrested
by CID/Crime Branch yesterday. The arrest of Umesh D Chari of Government
High School, Kansarpal, brings the total tally of teachers arrested to
five. Meanwhile, Vishnu Dhargalkar, another suspect , has been released on
conditional bail as he has complained of health problems. (GT)

EDC DEFAULTERS TOLD TO PAY-UP: While stating that loans sanctioned by
Economic Development Corporation amounting to Rs.77 crore were
unrecoverable, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, told the Goa assembly
that his government would offer one last chance for defaulters to EDC by
inviting them for a one-time settlement before September 30. (H)

MAN MISSING: One Shashikant Atmaram Parsekar (36), has been reported
missing from his residence at Keri, Sattari, since 5 April. Shashikant left
the house saying hat he was going for work at Karaswada, Mapusa. (GT)

RAPE VICTIMS' NAMES: At least seven women's organisations have strongly
objected to the manner in which the reply was furnished by the government
to question tabled by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, regarding details
of cases of crimes against women in the State. NGOs including Children's
Rights, Sangath, Jan Ugahi, Childline, Arz, Bailancho Saad and Bailancho
Ekvott, in a joint letter have stated that under Section 228 A of the
Indian Penal Code, the publication of the names of victims of offences
falling under the purview of Sections 366 A-D was a crime in itself,
punishable by upto two years imprisonment. (GT)

CARMONA DY SARPANCH VOTED OUT: Four Carmona panchayat members voted out the
deputy sarpanch Nesbit D'Costa. (GT)

LONDON BRIDGE (IN GOA)!: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on April 15
announced that the bridge connecting Poira and Khorjuem in Aldona would be
an open bridge on the lines of the London Bridge over the river Thames.
Parrikar also hinted that he was also contemplating building a suspension
bridge, in some other places which had been earmarked for construction of
conventional bridges, claiming that such bridges would have more aesthetic
value. (H)

CPI RALLY: As part of the nation-wide rallyBharat jan jagran yatraorganised
by the Communist Party of India, its State unit will strive to create
awareness among the public in the State about the ill-effects of
globalization on Indian economy from April 16 to 18. (NT)

PETROL, DIESEL PRICES CUT: State-owned oil firms yesterday decreased retail
selling prices of petrol and diesel by upto Rs.1.08 and Rs.18 per litre
respectively, in step with the global softening of crude prices. (GT)

CURTORIM VILLAGERS TO AGITATE: The villagers of Curtorim will agitate from
April 30 against the failure of the government to provide a full-time
secretary to their panchayat. (NT)

SEMINAR ON GOAN HISTORY: The Department of History at Goa University will
organise a three-day national seminar at Goa University on "History of Goa:
Issues, Trends and Perspectives" from May 5. (H)


S P O R T S

VASCO MOURN DEATH OF SUPPORTER: Vasco Sports Club yesterday mourned the
death of one of its ardent supporters-Aleixo Reginaldo da Cunhawho died
while cheering his favourite team, Vasco Sports Club, during their
encounter against Indian Telephone Industries, at the Nehru Stadium,
Fatorda, on April 14. (H)

D E A T H S
15 Apr: Salvador do Mundo: MARY BARRETO E FERNANDES, wife of late AX
Robert, mother of Gregory, Chrisalina/Agnello, late Joaquim/Emilia, Fr
Egidio (Don Bosco, Panjim), Palmira, Anthony, Caludina/Diago, Anselm/Juliet.
15 Apr: Cuncolim: THOMAS SANTAN GAMA (Ex P&O Seamen), husband of
Marcelina, father of Subitra/Joseph Valladares, Lona/Leslie D'Souza
(Bahrain), Judas/Ivy (Bahrain), Fenelon Victor (P&O)/Freina.
15 Apr: Aldona-Khoirut: MARIANO FERNANDES, husband of Santana, father
of Domnic/Alice, Denzil/Brenda and Donald/Joan.
14 Apr: Candolim: PEGGY D'SILVA BRAGANZA, wife of late Manuel, mother
of late Felix, late Marie, Lizzy, Agnes, Jeane, Genevieve, Querobine,
Milagrine.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A hot day.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-16 09:32:49 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 16, 2003

3 DROWN AS TOURIST BOAT CAPSIZES OFF ANJUNA: A mechanized boat carrying
tourists from Baga capsized at sea off Anjuna flea market, killing three
while at least six persons are reported missing. A total of 16 persons were
saved. The mechanized boat was carrying about 25 tourists from Andhra
Pradesh when the tragedy occurred just after 5 pm. (GT)

JOY RIDE ENDS IN TRAGEDY: Barely hours after they arrived in Goa, tragedy
struck a group of employees from a company at Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh,
when three officials drowned in the Arabian Sea off the Anjuna coast. A
group of 25 officials of the company had come to Goa on Tuesday afternoon,
to attend a conference at a hotel in Arpora. At about 5 pm, the 25-member
group went to Baga and spotted a boat operator, who offered to take them on
a boat ride. The 25 officials and the two boat operators set out in the
boat towards Anjuna. On reaching Anjuna, the boat encountered strong waves
and capsized. Operators from two other boats in close proximity jumped into
the sea and managed to rescue 16 officials. (H)

BOATS WERE UNSAFE: The apprehensions raised by The Navhind Times about two
years ago about the safety of the country boats used to carry people,
mostly tourists on joy rides in the sea, proved correct with the death of
three people in a tragedy involving a country craft at Calangute. Though
the "boats" were being operated in the State for quite some time, no
authority in the State seems to have taken cognizance about their
illegality, and no steps were initiated to make it mandatory for the owners
of boats to provide safety equipment on board the craft. (NT)

TRUCKERS' STIR HITS VEG MARKETS: The ongoing All-India Goods Transport
Congress strike affected the transportation of vegetables and fruits in Goa
though the State goods transport associations shied away from the strike
after the government prohibited such action. As the transportation of
vegetables and cereals has been stopped for the past two days the prices of
these commodities have soared. On a daily basis, there about 20 vehicles
transporting vegetables to Margao, 20 to Panaji, 15 to Mapusa and 10 teach
to Ponda and Vasco respectively. Not a single truck has arrived in the
State since day one. And with the State lacking proper storage facilities
for vegetables and their production locally being inadequate, the rates are
likely to rise further due to scarcity. (GT)

TEACHER SUCCUMBS TO ACID ATTACK: In a bizarre incident, a 22-year-old
teacher, Angana Ramanth Shirodkar, from Borim-Shiroda, but residing at
Shelpem in Mapusa, died on Tuesday afternoon, when two unknown persons
flung acid on her, moments after she alighted a bus to proceed to her
residence. Angana Ramnath Shirodkar was to be married on May 10 and as such
was to proceed on leave from April 26. (H)

SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL RAPED: In a shocking incident, a 6-year-old girl was
allegedly raped by a 22-year-old man at Savantwada-Mandrem on Sunday
evening. Pernem police on Tuesday morning arrested the accused, Subhash
Swami Nayar, in the connection. (H)

ROAD MISHAP: The Verna police have registered an offence against one
Mohamed Jacario for driving his vehicle in a rash and negligent manner and
causing the death of Justin Goes of Verna while the latter was crossing the
road. (NT)

ONE DROWNS: Sandesh Ramchandra Shelke (20) from Gadingaz, Maharashtra, got
drowned at Vagator beach at around 1.45 pm on April 15. Shelke had come
along with about five other friends for a picnic to the beach and went for
a swim in the sea, where he was pulled in by the currents. His body could
not be traced till late evening. (NT)

PAPER LEAK: ONE MORE HELD: Another high school teacher, who was allegedly
responsible for the 'leakage' of the Geography question paper, was arrested
by CID/Crime Branch yesterday. The arrest of Umesh D Chari of Government
High School, Kansarpal, brings the total tally of teachers arrested to
five. Meanwhile, Vishnu Dhargalkar, another suspect , has been released on
conditional bail as he has complained of health problems. (GT)

EDC DEFAULTERS TOLD TO PAY-UP: While stating that loans sanctioned by
Economic Development Corporation amounting to Rs.77 crore were
unrecoverable, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, told the Goa assembly
that his government would offer one last chance for defaulters to EDC by
inviting them for a one-time settlement before September 30. (H)

MAN MISSING: One Shashikant Atmaram Parsekar (36), has been reported
missing from his residence at Keri, Sattari, since 5 April. Shashikant left
the house saying hat he was going for work at Karaswada, Mapusa. (GT)

RAPE VICTIMS' NAMES: At least seven women's organisations have strongly
objected to the manner in which the reply was furnished by the government
to question tabled by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, regarding details
of cases of crimes against women in the State. NGOs including Children's
Rights, Sangath, Jan Ugahi, Childline, Arz, Bailancho Saad and Bailancho
Ekvott, in a joint letter have stated that under Section 228 A of the
Indian Penal Code, the publication of the names of victims of offences
falling under the purview of Sections 366 A-D was a crime in itself,
punishable by upto two years imprisonment. (GT)

CARMONA DY SARPANCH VOTED OUT: Four Carmona panchayat members voted out the
deputy sarpanch Nesbit D'Costa. (GT)

LONDON BRIDGE (IN GOA)!: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on April 15
announced that the bridge connecting Poira and Khorjuem in Aldona would be
an open bridge on the lines of the London Bridge over the river Thames.
Parrikar also hinted that he was also contemplating building a suspension
bridge, in some other places which had been earmarked for construction of
conventional bridges, claiming that such bridges would have more aesthetic
value. (H)

CPI RALLY: As part of the nation-wide rallyBharat jan jagran yatraorganised
by the Communist Party of India, its State unit will strive to create
awareness among the public in the State about the ill-effects of
globalization on Indian economy from April 16 to 18. (NT)

PETROL, DIESEL PRICES CUT: State-owned oil firms yesterday decreased retail
selling prices of petrol and diesel by upto Rs.1.08 and Rs.18 per litre
respectively, in step with the global softening of crude prices. (GT)

CURTORIM VILLAGERS TO AGITATE: The villagers of Curtorim will agitate from
April 30 against the failure of the government to provide a full-time
secretary to their panchayat. (NT)

SEMINAR ON GOAN HISTORY: The Department of History at Goa University will
organise a three-day national seminar at Goa University on "History of Goa:
Issues, Trends and Perspectives" from May 5. (H)


S P O R T S

VASCO MOURN DEATH OF SUPPORTER: Vasco Sports Club yesterday mourned the
death of one of its ardent supporters-Aleixo Reginaldo da Cunhawho died
while cheering his favourite team, Vasco Sports Club, during their
encounter against Indian Telephone Industries, at the Nehru Stadium,
Fatorda, on April 14. (H)

D E A T H S
15 Apr: Salvador do Mundo: MARY BARRETO E FERNANDES, wife of late AX
Robert, mother of Gregory, Chrisalina/Agnello, late Joaquim/Emilia, Fr
Egidio (Don Bosco, Panjim), Palmira, Anthony, Caludina/Diago, Anselm/Juliet.
15 Apr: Cuncolim: THOMAS SANTAN GAMA (Ex P&O Seamen), husband of
Marcelina, father of Subitra/Joseph Valladares, Lona/Leslie D'Souza
(Bahrain), Judas/Ivy (Bahrain), Fenelon Victor (P&O)/Freina.
15 Apr: Aldona-Khoirut: MARIANO FERNANDES, husband of Santana, father
of Domnic/Alice, Denzil/Brenda and Donald/Joan.
14 Apr: Candolim: PEGGY D'SILVA BRAGANZA, wife of late Manuel, mother
of late Felix, late Marie, Lizzy, Agnes, Jeane, Genevieve, Querobine,
Milagrine.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A hot day.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-16 09:32:49 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 16, 2003

3 DROWN AS TOURIST BOAT CAPSIZES OFF ANJUNA: A mechanized boat carrying
tourists from Baga capsized at sea off Anjuna flea market, killing three
while at least six persons are reported missing. A total of 16 persons were
saved. The mechanized boat was carrying about 25 tourists from Andhra
Pradesh when the tragedy occurred just after 5 pm. (GT)

JOY RIDE ENDS IN TRAGEDY: Barely hours after they arrived in Goa, tragedy
struck a group of employees from a company at Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh,
when three officials drowned in the Arabian Sea off the Anjuna coast. A
group of 25 officials of the company had come to Goa on Tuesday afternoon,
to attend a conference at a hotel in Arpora. At about 5 pm, the 25-member
group went to Baga and spotted a boat operator, who offered to take them on
a boat ride. The 25 officials and the two boat operators set out in the
boat towards Anjuna. On reaching Anjuna, the boat encountered strong waves
and capsized. Operators from two other boats in close proximity jumped into
the sea and managed to rescue 16 officials. (H)

BOATS WERE UNSAFE: The apprehensions raised by The Navhind Times about two
years ago about the safety of the country boats used to carry people,
mostly tourists on joy rides in the sea, proved correct with the death of
three people in a tragedy involving a country craft at Calangute. Though
the "boats" were being operated in the State for quite some time, no
authority in the State seems to have taken cognizance about their
illegality, and no steps were initiated to make it mandatory for the owners
of boats to provide safety equipment on board the craft. (NT)

TRUCKERS' STIR HITS VEG MARKETS: The ongoing All-India Goods Transport
Congress strike affected the transportation of vegetables and fruits in Goa
though the State goods transport associations shied away from the strike
after the government prohibited such action. As the transportation of
vegetables and cereals has been stopped for the past two days the prices of
these commodities have soared. On a daily basis, there about 20 vehicles
transporting vegetables to Margao, 20 to Panaji, 15 to Mapusa and 10 teach
to Ponda and Vasco respectively. Not a single truck has arrived in the
State since day one. And with the State lacking proper storage facilities
for vegetables and their production locally being inadequate, the rates are
likely to rise further due to scarcity. (GT)

TEACHER SUCCUMBS TO ACID ATTACK: In a bizarre incident, a 22-year-old
teacher, Angana Ramanth Shirodkar, from Borim-Shiroda, but residing at
Shelpem in Mapusa, died on Tuesday afternoon, when two unknown persons
flung acid on her, moments after she alighted a bus to proceed to her
residence. Angana Ramnath Shirodkar was to be married on May 10 and as such
was to proceed on leave from April 26. (H)

SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL RAPED: In a shocking incident, a 6-year-old girl was
allegedly raped by a 22-year-old man at Savantwada-Mandrem on Sunday
evening. Pernem police on Tuesday morning arrested the accused, Subhash
Swami Nayar, in the connection. (H)

ROAD MISHAP: The Verna police have registered an offence against one
Mohamed Jacario for driving his vehicle in a rash and negligent manner and
causing the death of Justin Goes of Verna while the latter was crossing the
road. (NT)

ONE DROWNS: Sandesh Ramchandra Shelke (20) from Gadingaz, Maharashtra, got
drowned at Vagator beach at around 1.45 pm on April 15. Shelke had come
along with about five other friends for a picnic to the beach and went for
a swim in the sea, where he was pulled in by the currents. His body could
not be traced till late evening. (NT)

PAPER LEAK: ONE MORE HELD: Another high school teacher, who was allegedly
responsible for the 'leakage' of the Geography question paper, was arrested
by CID/Crime Branch yesterday. The arrest of Umesh D Chari of Government
High School, Kansarpal, brings the total tally of teachers arrested to
five. Meanwhile, Vishnu Dhargalkar, another suspect , has been released on
conditional bail as he has complained of health problems. (GT)

EDC DEFAULTERS TOLD TO PAY-UP: While stating that loans sanctioned by
Economic Development Corporation amounting to Rs.77 crore were
unrecoverable, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, told the Goa assembly
that his government would offer one last chance for defaulters to EDC by
inviting them for a one-time settlement before September 30. (H)

MAN MISSING: One Shashikant Atmaram Parsekar (36), has been reported
missing from his residence at Keri, Sattari, since 5 April. Shashikant left
the house saying hat he was going for work at Karaswada, Mapusa. (GT)

RAPE VICTIMS' NAMES: At least seven women's organisations have strongly
objected to the manner in which the reply was furnished by the government
to question tabled by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, regarding details
of cases of crimes against women in the State. NGOs including Children's
Rights, Sangath, Jan Ugahi, Childline, Arz, Bailancho Saad and Bailancho
Ekvott, in a joint letter have stated that under Section 228 A of the
Indian Penal Code, the publication of the names of victims of offences
falling under the purview of Sections 366 A-D was a crime in itself,
punishable by upto two years imprisonment. (GT)

CARMONA DY SARPANCH VOTED OUT: Four Carmona panchayat members voted out the
deputy sarpanch Nesbit D'Costa. (GT)

LONDON BRIDGE (IN GOA)!: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on April 15
announced that the bridge connecting Poira and Khorjuem in Aldona would be
an open bridge on the lines of the London Bridge over the river Thames.
Parrikar also hinted that he was also contemplating building a suspension
bridge, in some other places which had been earmarked for construction of
conventional bridges, claiming that such bridges would have more aesthetic
value. (H)

CPI RALLY: As part of the nation-wide rallyBharat jan jagran yatraorganised
by the Communist Party of India, its State unit will strive to create
awareness among the public in the State about the ill-effects of
globalization on Indian economy from April 16 to 18. (NT)

PETROL, DIESEL PRICES CUT: State-owned oil firms yesterday decreased retail
selling prices of petrol and diesel by upto Rs.1.08 and Rs.18 per litre
respectively, in step with the global softening of crude prices. (GT)

CURTORIM VILLAGERS TO AGITATE: The villagers of Curtorim will agitate from
April 30 against the failure of the government to provide a full-time
secretary to their panchayat. (NT)

SEMINAR ON GOAN HISTORY: The Department of History at Goa University will
organise a three-day national seminar at Goa University on "History of Goa:
Issues, Trends and Perspectives" from May 5. (H)


S P O R T S

VASCO MOURN DEATH OF SUPPORTER: Vasco Sports Club yesterday mourned the
death of one of its ardent supporters-Aleixo Reginaldo da Cunhawho died
while cheering his favourite team, Vasco Sports Club, during their
encounter against Indian Telephone Industries, at the Nehru Stadium,
Fatorda, on April 14. (H)

D E A T H S
15 Apr: Salvador do Mundo: MARY BARRETO E FERNANDES, wife of late AX
Robert, mother of Gregory, Chrisalina/Agnello, late Joaquim/Emilia, Fr
Egidio (Don Bosco, Panjim), Palmira, Anthony, Caludina/Diago, Anselm/Juliet.
15 Apr: Cuncolim: THOMAS SANTAN GAMA (Ex P&O Seamen), husband of
Marcelina, father of Subitra/Joseph Valladares, Lona/Leslie D'Souza
(Bahrain), Judas/Ivy (Bahrain), Fenelon Victor (P&O)/Freina.
15 Apr: Aldona-Khoirut: MARIANO FERNANDES, husband of Santana, father
of Domnic/Alice, Denzil/Brenda and Donald/Joan.
14 Apr: Candolim: PEGGY D'SILVA BRAGANZA, wife of late Manuel, mother
of late Felix, late Marie, Lizzy, Agnes, Jeane, Genevieve, Querobine,
Milagrine.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A hot day.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-16 09:32:49 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 16, 2003

3 DROWN AS TOURIST BOAT CAPSIZES OFF ANJUNA: A mechanized boat carrying
tourists from Baga capsized at sea off Anjuna flea market, killing three
while at least six persons are reported missing. A total of 16 persons were
saved. The mechanized boat was carrying about 25 tourists from Andhra
Pradesh when the tragedy occurred just after 5 pm. (GT)

JOY RIDE ENDS IN TRAGEDY: Barely hours after they arrived in Goa, tragedy
struck a group of employees from a company at Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh,
when three officials drowned in the Arabian Sea off the Anjuna coast. A
group of 25 officials of the company had come to Goa on Tuesday afternoon,
to attend a conference at a hotel in Arpora. At about 5 pm, the 25-member
group went to Baga and spotted a boat operator, who offered to take them on
a boat ride. The 25 officials and the two boat operators set out in the
boat towards Anjuna. On reaching Anjuna, the boat encountered strong waves
and capsized. Operators from two other boats in close proximity jumped into
the sea and managed to rescue 16 officials. (H)

BOATS WERE UNSAFE: The apprehensions raised by The Navhind Times about two
years ago about the safety of the country boats used to carry people,
mostly tourists on joy rides in the sea, proved correct with the death of
three people in a tragedy involving a country craft at Calangute. Though
the "boats" were being operated in the State for quite some time, no
authority in the State seems to have taken cognizance about their
illegality, and no steps were initiated to make it mandatory for the owners
of boats to provide safety equipment on board the craft. (NT)

TRUCKERS' STIR HITS VEG MARKETS: The ongoing All-India Goods Transport
Congress strike affected the transportation of vegetables and fruits in Goa
though the State goods transport associations shied away from the strike
after the government prohibited such action. As the transportation of
vegetables and cereals has been stopped for the past two days the prices of
these commodities have soared. On a daily basis, there about 20 vehicles
transporting vegetables to Margao, 20 to Panaji, 15 to Mapusa and 10 teach
to Ponda and Vasco respectively. Not a single truck has arrived in the
State since day one. And with the State lacking proper storage facilities
for vegetables and their production locally being inadequate, the rates are
likely to rise further due to scarcity. (GT)

TEACHER SUCCUMBS TO ACID ATTACK: In a bizarre incident, a 22-year-old
teacher, Angana Ramanth Shirodkar, from Borim-Shiroda, but residing at
Shelpem in Mapusa, died on Tuesday afternoon, when two unknown persons
flung acid on her, moments after she alighted a bus to proceed to her
residence. Angana Ramnath Shirodkar was to be married on May 10 and as such
was to proceed on leave from April 26. (H)

SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL RAPED: In a shocking incident, a 6-year-old girl was
allegedly raped by a 22-year-old man at Savantwada-Mandrem on Sunday
evening. Pernem police on Tuesday morning arrested the accused, Subhash
Swami Nayar, in the connection. (H)

ROAD MISHAP: The Verna police have registered an offence against one
Mohamed Jacario for driving his vehicle in a rash and negligent manner and
causing the death of Justin Goes of Verna while the latter was crossing the
road. (NT)

ONE DROWNS: Sandesh Ramchandra Shelke (20) from Gadingaz, Maharashtra, got
drowned at Vagator beach at around 1.45 pm on April 15. Shelke had come
along with about five other friends for a picnic to the beach and went for
a swim in the sea, where he was pulled in by the currents. His body could
not be traced till late evening. (NT)

PAPER LEAK: ONE MORE HELD: Another high school teacher, who was allegedly
responsible for the 'leakage' of the Geography question paper, was arrested
by CID/Crime Branch yesterday. The arrest of Umesh D Chari of Government
High School, Kansarpal, brings the total tally of teachers arrested to
five. Meanwhile, Vishnu Dhargalkar, another suspect , has been released on
conditional bail as he has complained of health problems. (GT)

EDC DEFAULTERS TOLD TO PAY-UP: While stating that loans sanctioned by
Economic Development Corporation amounting to Rs.77 crore were
unrecoverable, the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, told the Goa assembly
that his government would offer one last chance for defaulters to EDC by
inviting them for a one-time settlement before September 30. (H)

MAN MISSING: One Shashikant Atmaram Parsekar (36), has been reported
missing from his residence at Keri, Sattari, since 5 April. Shashikant left
the house saying hat he was going for work at Karaswada, Mapusa. (GT)

RAPE VICTIMS' NAMES: At least seven women's organisations have strongly
objected to the manner in which the reply was furnished by the government
to question tabled by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes, regarding details
of cases of crimes against women in the State. NGOs including Children's
Rights, Sangath, Jan Ugahi, Childline, Arz, Bailancho Saad and Bailancho
Ekvott, in a joint letter have stated that under Section 228 A of the
Indian Penal Code, the publication of the names of victims of offences
falling under the purview of Sections 366 A-D was a crime in itself,
punishable by upto two years imprisonment. (GT)

CARMONA DY SARPANCH VOTED OUT: Four Carmona panchayat members voted out the
deputy sarpanch Nesbit D'Costa. (GT)

LONDON BRIDGE (IN GOA)!: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on April 15
announced that the bridge connecting Poira and Khorjuem in Aldona would be
an open bridge on the lines of the London Bridge over the river Thames.
Parrikar also hinted that he was also contemplating building a suspension
bridge, in some other places which had been earmarked for construction of
conventional bridges, claiming that such bridges would have more aesthetic
value. (H)

CPI RALLY: As part of the nation-wide rallyBharat jan jagran yatraorganised
by the Communist Party of India, its State unit will strive to create
awareness among the public in the State about the ill-effects of
globalization on Indian economy from April 16 to 18. (NT)

PETROL, DIESEL PRICES CUT: State-owned oil firms yesterday decreased retail
selling prices of petrol and diesel by upto Rs.1.08 and Rs.18 per litre
respectively, in step with the global softening of crude prices. (GT)

CURTORIM VILLAGERS TO AGITATE: The villagers of Curtorim will agitate from
April 30 against the failure of the government to provide a full-time
secretary to their panchayat. (NT)

SEMINAR ON GOAN HISTORY: The Department of History at Goa University will
organise a three-day national seminar at Goa University on "History of Goa:
Issues, Trends and Perspectives" from May 5. (H)


S P O R T S

VASCO MOURN DEATH OF SUPPORTER: Vasco Sports Club yesterday mourned the
death of one of its ardent supporters-Aleixo Reginaldo da Cunhawho died
while cheering his favourite team, Vasco Sports Club, during their
encounter against Indian Telephone Industries, at the Nehru Stadium,
Fatorda, on April 14. (H)

D E A T H S
15 Apr: Salvador do Mundo: MARY BARRETO E FERNANDES, wife of late AX
Robert, mother of Gregory, Chrisalina/Agnello, late Joaquim/Emilia, Fr
Egidio (Don Bosco, Panjim), Palmira, Anthony, Caludina/Diago, Anselm/Juliet.
15 Apr: Cuncolim: THOMAS SANTAN GAMA (Ex P&O Seamen), husband of
Marcelina, father of Subitra/Joseph Valladares, Lona/Leslie D'Souza
(Bahrain), Judas/Ivy (Bahrain), Fenelon Victor (P&O)/Freina.
15 Apr: Aldona-Khoirut: MARIANO FERNANDES, husband of Santana, father
of Domnic/Alice, Denzil/Brenda and Donald/Joan.
14 Apr: Candolim: PEGGY D'SILVA BRAGANZA, wife of late Manuel, mother
of late Felix, late Marie, Lizzy, Agnes, Jeane, Genevieve, Querobine,
Milagrine.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 deg C (81.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A hot day.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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