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20 July 2004

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GoaNEWS-14 Jul 04:
H I G H L I G H T S:
* Rave parties to be banned: CM * Goa`s first test tube twins born *
Rotary club of Panaji Mid-Town donates, school essential to needy
children * Great escape rally on July 24.

BUS FARE HIKE: Transport minister Pandurang Madkaikar has said that the
government has decided to marginally hike bus fares from 5 August in view
of increase in prices of fuel and spare parts...He said that though the
Goa Bus Owners Association was demanding a hike, most of the time private
operators were charging less than the prescribed fares thereby causing
adverse impact on the state-owned KTC's income. (GT)

ANOTHER KUMBAKONAM WAITING? Three of the most popular schools of Panaji -
Mustifund High School, People's High School and Progress High School - are
found to be unsafe as far as fire safety is concerned. (GT)

TO AVOID TN-LIKE TRAGEDY: The Education Department has formally decided to
issue a circular to all government aided private schools to ensure that
proper drinking water and toilet facilities are provided to staff and
students, failing which the grants to these institutions will be withheld
in future. The Chief Minister had mentioned this to Gomantak Times on
Sunday. The circular will also direct the schools` authorities - private
or government - to ensure that the school premises are made safe in order
to avert any fire tragedies like the recent one in Kumbakonam-Tamil Nadu.
(Jyoti Dhond in GT)

MAN HELD WITH DRUGS: The Margao town police conducted a raid and held one
Narayan Khirgal, a native from Bijapur, for possessing ganja worth
Rs.10,000. Khirgal, who works as a coolie, was held with 950 grams of
ganja near Hari Mandir, Margao. (NT)

STRAY CATTLE: The Panjim Bench of the Bombay High Court has asked the
civic bodies to inform the court of the steps taken to control stray
cattle, observing that it would designate an officer from the Panchayats
who would be responsible to see that these cattle do not venture into the
streets. This observation was made in a letter petition filed by Audhut
Kurtorkar of Pernem, who has raised the problem of stray cattle at the
Mapusa bus stand. (H)

MOPA AIRPORT: Three international companies have been short listed for
conducting the techno-economic feasibility study of Mopa airport, while
the Ministry of Civil Aviation Organisation has granted no objection to
the state government to enter into a Management Services Agreement with
ICAO. Stating this in the legislative Assembly on July 19, CM Parrikar
said that the state government and ICAO are in the process of selecting a
tenderer for the techno economic feasibility study. (GT)

CM REFUTES CHARGES ON IFFI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on July 19
drew wind out of the Congress MLA`s charges on International Film Festival
of India 2004, by stating that all IFFI-related decisions were taken by
the Core Committee in which three MLAs of the Opposition are members.
Parikar announced that the IFFI 2004 would be held as scheduled, since the
Government of India had committed in writing to the state government here
about holding the festival in Goa. The Chief Minister said that the four
multiplexes were being constructed for meeting the requirements of
International Film Festival, and its future usage will be decided later.
(GT)

PANCHAYAT FUNCTIONING: Functioning of village panchayats, connivance of
panchayat officials in allowing illegal constructions, lack of political
will to clamp down on such structures, panchayats turning into hot beds of
politics and corruption, instability in panchayats were highlighted by
members in the Goa assembly during the debate on demand for grants of
panchayats, revenue, civil supplies, land survey, etc. (H)

ACTION AGAINST FOREIGNERS: Foreigners in Goa are conducting business
illegally since they have neither visa nor permission to conduct business
activities in Goa, said Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes on July 19 during
Zero Hour in the Assembly. He demanded action against such persons. CM
Parrikar told the MLA to give him the names of such foreigners who were
involved in such unlawful activities. (GT)

VEHICLES STOLEN: More than 500 vehicles had been stolen from Goa since
January 2001 and only 190 vehicles have been traced. This information was
given in a written reply by the Chief Minister in the Goa Assembly to a
question tabled by Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes on July 19. (H)

ENTERTAINMENT TAX: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, informed the
Assembly on July 19 that the State government is likely to issue a
notification waiving off entertainment tax on cinema theatres in the first
week of August as proposed in the new State entertainment policy. (NT)

DISMISS GOA GOVT: CONG: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Luizinho
Faleiro said he had urged the dismissal of the government as it had
resorted to harassing the opposition MLAs and even the voices of
opposition such as Margao businessman Damodar Datta Naik and Dr Francisco
Colaco through raids on their establishments while it had shied away from
initiating action in a number of cases. (GT)

AIRPORT WORKERS ON HUNGER STRIKE: The airport workers have commenced a
relay hunger strike at the Dabolim airport, to protest against the planned
privatisation programme of Delhi and Mumbai airports. (H)

POLICEMAN'S VEHICLE STOLEN: Some unknown culprits stole Spectra
motorcycle, belonging to a police personnel Mr Oscar D`Souza, from a
parking lot behind the electricity department on July 8. (NT)

ILUG-Goa (India Linux Users' Group, Goa) in collaboration with Goa Science
Centre, Panaji, invites you for the monthly FLOSS talk and meeting on July
24 from 3 pm-5 pm at Goa Science Centre, Miramar, Panaji. There will be an
introductory talk on GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Programme) along
with a demo of a GPS (global positioning system) user-level gadget, that
works on a laptop. The GNU Image Manipulation Programme - "the GIMP" - is
a freely available graphic design program that runs on virtually all Unix
and Linux platforms, and is included with most Linux distributions,
including Red Hat, SuSE, and Debian GNU/Linux. There will also be
discussions on other topics related to Free/Libre and Open Source
Software. For details visit or sign-up at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ilug-goa

TOURISTS LACK MODESTY: Archbishop-Emeritus Raul N Gonsalves has identified
a lack of modesty as one of the chief offences of individual tourists
visiting the famed beaches in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. According
to a report in the Catholic News Service, Archbishop Gonsalves who
participated in the recent Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers`
Sixth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism in Bangkok-Thailand,
said: "The permissive lifestyle of foreign tourists, nudity, massages on
the beaches, infatuations and drug use induce local youth to experiment
with drugs and sex." (H)

TOURISM SECTOR HAS GREAT POTENTIAL: The Australian Consul General in
Mumbai, Mr Donald Cairns, visited the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
on July 19. After a presentation, Mr Cairns said, "I look upon this visit
as an opportunity to learn about Goa and inform about Australian
capabilities." (NT)

PREPARATIONS FOR EXPOSITION: Preparations have started in earnest for the
Exposition of the relics of St. Francis Xavier at the Basilica of Bom
Jesus at Old Goa in November this year. The event, which is expected to
attract three million people, will be inaugurated on November 21 and
conclude on January 2, next year. "Being a major public event taking place
after 10 years, the mood is upbeat among the Church as well as civic
officials," said Fr Olavo Velho Pereira, the director of the Goa Diocesan
Centre for Social Communications Media. Archbishop Fillipe Neri Ferrao of
Goa and Daman has already issued a pastoral letter exhorting the faithful
"to participate actively in the different programmes and events that will
be organised at various levels, so that the entire ecclesial community of
this archdiocese is prepared to receive the bountiful gifts of God on the
occasion". "The archdiocese will make arrangements to provide
accommodation to all people - including the economically backward," he
said. (SAR News)

VINTAGE CAR DISPLAY: Goa's first exclusive vintage car showroom, Ashvek
Vintage World, displaying a wide range of cars from the 1931-50 period,
was commissioned by Digamber Kamat, Minsiter of Power. The brainchild of
Goa`s passionate collector of cars and art of yesteryears, Pradeep Naik,
AVM has on display a 1931 Peugeot, a 1939 Mercedes, a 1948 Chevrolet Fleet
Master model, a 1947 Morris 8 and an unbelievable double engine German
Vandall Tempo car, among others, like a Ford 1933. (H)

THOSE WITH BOUNCING EMAIL ADDRESSES: If your Goanet-news or Goanet
dispatches suddenly stop arriving in your mailbox, it's almost certainly
your bouncing email address which is the cause. Email addresses which
reject Goanet more than 5-6 times are automatically switched to the
NO-MAIL option. In this case, you need to write to viviana at goanet.org and
request her to reset your settings. Also don't forget to mention which
list you're on, says a note from the Goanet Admin Team.

SOPHIA COLLEGE EX-STUDENT ASSOCIATION: The Sophia College for Women,
Mumbai, had their ex-student meeting at the Nirmala Institute, Panjim. Sr.
Mary Braganza, former principal of Sophia came chaired the meeting and
nudged the ex-students into empowering women and to give back to society.
Nicola Monteiro, a specialist in Water Harvesting, promised to send to Goa
a member of their team who works on water harvesting in urban areas. A few
members have offered to do rain water harvesting in their own homes. Norma
Alvares, lawyer and social activist of Goa Foundation, offered to send an
experienced team to schools and building complexes to explain the
procedure for effective waste management. Gemma, Medical Mission Sister,
mentioned to the CRI (Catholic Religious of India) meeting that this
service which can be implemented in the schools run by Religious. While
the members thanked the outgoing President Irene Barros, Nirmala Costa
Frias was unanimously voted the new President. It was decided to have two
Secretaries - Nayantara de Lima Leitao from Vasco and Anita Pinto from
Mapusa. Jennifer Mendes will continue to be the Treasurer. This is a call
to all ex-Sophia students to join SCESA. Contact: Nirmala Tel:
2222312/3090377 email: casacostafrias at sancharnet.in Nayantara Tel:
2512378/3110982 email: lima_goa at sancharnet.in Anita Tel: 2250594 email:
anitahi at sancharnet.in

S P O R T S

SANTA CRUZ CLINCH TITLE: Santa Cruz Sports Club scored a classy yet chancy
3-1 win over St Michael Sports Club, Goa Velha, to emerge champions in the
all Goa football tournament organised by Mandur Parish Youth,at Church
Grounds, Mandur. (H)

D E A T H S
19 July: Saligao: HIGINO GEOFRAI (GEOFFREY) CONCEICAO D`SOUZA: (Geoff`s
Limited, Ex-Uganda), husband of Lizzie, brother of late Muriel D`Souza,
brother-in-law of Commander Aloy Gomes and late Lucy Graca-Pinto/late
Mario Graca-Pinto; uncle of Jennifer-Jane, Henrika/Stanley,
Cheryl-Anne/Greg. Funeral cortege will leave residence at Ararim on
20-7-2004 at 4 pm. No condolences please.
19 July: Sanvordem: ROSY MARIE VAZ: wife of late Santan, mother of
Michael/Helen, Neves/Angela, Ramson/Clara, Clara/Domnic, Alcina/Manuel,
Agnes/Pascoal, Prexie/Veron.
19 July: Tivim-Cansa: PETER ALEX FERRAO, son of late Baptista Francis
Ferrao/late Mary, brother of late Menino/Mary Magdaline.
19 July: Nagoa-Verna: REMY LAZARO FERNANDES: son of late Baptisto/late
Angelica, brother of Maxie (Arts)/Espy, Maria Agusta/Camilo,
Greg/Connie, Sr Brita, Martha/Cajie.
19 July: Calangute-Porbavaddo: JOSE LUCAS PEREIRA: husband of Selsa,
father of Gloria/Peter Fernandes.
17 July: Goa Velha: DOMINGOS V DE MIRANDA: husband of Branca Martins,
father of Juliet, Santaninho and Antoinette.
19 July: Calanute-Sauntavaddo: EMILIAN LOURDES FERNANDES: wife of Xavier,
mother of George/Rosa, JoseEscolina.
18 July: Vasco: SEBASTINA FERNANDES: wife of late Luis Caetano, mother
of Diogo/Piedade, Severina/late Paul D`Silva, Francis/Christina,
Joaquim/Lourdina.
19 July: Fatorda: SEBASTIAO F CRASTO: husband of late Maria Conceicao,
father of Maria/Manuel, Socorro/Maria Rusada, Angelina/Antonio.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 29.9 degC; Min temp; 24.1 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 967.7 mm
Weather: It rained a bit last night. This morning the weather is cloudy
in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald; WE=Weekender;
TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-20 07:18:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
20 July 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-14 Jul 04:
H I G H L I G H T S:
* Rave parties to be banned: CM * Goa`s first test tube twins born *
Rotary club of Panaji Mid-Town donates, school essential to needy
children * Great escape rally on July 24.

BUS FARE HIKE: Transport minister Pandurang Madkaikar has said that the
government has decided to marginally hike bus fares from 5 August in view
of increase in prices of fuel and spare parts...He said that though the
Goa Bus Owners Association was demanding a hike, most of the time private
operators were charging less than the prescribed fares thereby causing
adverse impact on the state-owned KTC's income. (GT)

ANOTHER KUMBAKONAM WAITING? Three of the most popular schools of Panaji -
Mustifund High School, People's High School and Progress High School - are
found to be unsafe as far as fire safety is concerned. (GT)

TO AVOID TN-LIKE TRAGEDY: The Education Department has formally decided to
issue a circular to all government aided private schools to ensure that
proper drinking water and toilet facilities are provided to staff and
students, failing which the grants to these institutions will be withheld
in future. The Chief Minister had mentioned this to Gomantak Times on
Sunday. The circular will also direct the schools` authorities - private
or government - to ensure that the school premises are made safe in order
to avert any fire tragedies like the recent one in Kumbakonam-Tamil Nadu.
(Jyoti Dhond in GT)

MAN HELD WITH DRUGS: The Margao town police conducted a raid and held one
Narayan Khirgal, a native from Bijapur, for possessing ganja worth
Rs.10,000. Khirgal, who works as a coolie, was held with 950 grams of
ganja near Hari Mandir, Margao. (NT)

STRAY CATTLE: The Panjim Bench of the Bombay High Court has asked the
civic bodies to inform the court of the steps taken to control stray
cattle, observing that it would designate an officer from the Panchayats
who would be responsible to see that these cattle do not venture into the
streets. This observation was made in a letter petition filed by Audhut
Kurtorkar of Pernem, who has raised the problem of stray cattle at the
Mapusa bus stand. (H)

MOPA AIRPORT: Three international companies have been short listed for
conducting the techno-economic feasibility study of Mopa airport, while
the Ministry of Civil Aviation Organisation has granted no objection to
the state government to enter into a Management Services Agreement with
ICAO. Stating this in the legislative Assembly on July 19, CM Parrikar
said that the state government and ICAO are in the process of selecting a
tenderer for the techno economic feasibility study. (GT)

CM REFUTES CHARGES ON IFFI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on July 19
drew wind out of the Congress MLA`s charges on International Film Festival
of India 2004, by stating that all IFFI-related decisions were taken by
the Core Committee in which three MLAs of the Opposition are members.
Parikar announced that the IFFI 2004 would be held as scheduled, since the
Government of India had committed in writing to the state government here
about holding the festival in Goa. The Chief Minister said that the four
multiplexes were being constructed for meeting the requirements of
International Film Festival, and its future usage will be decided later.
(GT)

PANCHAYAT FUNCTIONING: Functioning of village panchayats, connivance of
panchayat officials in allowing illegal constructions, lack of political
will to clamp down on such structures, panchayats turning into hot beds of
politics and corruption, instability in panchayats were highlighted by
members in the Goa assembly during the debate on demand for grants of
panchayats, revenue, civil supplies, land survey, etc. (H)

ACTION AGAINST FOREIGNERS: Foreigners in Goa are conducting business
illegally since they have neither visa nor permission to conduct business
activities in Goa, said Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes on July 19 during
Zero Hour in the Assembly. He demanded action against such persons. CM
Parrikar told the MLA to give him the names of such foreigners who were
involved in such unlawful activities. (GT)

VEHICLES STOLEN: More than 500 vehicles had been stolen from Goa since
January 2001 and only 190 vehicles have been traced. This information was
given in a written reply by the Chief Minister in the Goa Assembly to a
question tabled by Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes on July 19. (H)

ENTERTAINMENT TAX: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, informed the
Assembly on July 19 that the State government is likely to issue a
notification waiving off entertainment tax on cinema theatres in the first
week of August as proposed in the new State entertainment policy. (NT)

DISMISS GOA GOVT: CONG: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Luizinho
Faleiro said he had urged the dismissal of the government as it had
resorted to harassing the opposition MLAs and even the voices of
opposition such as Margao businessman Damodar Datta Naik and Dr Francisco
Colaco through raids on their establishments while it had shied away from
initiating action in a number of cases. (GT)

AIRPORT WORKERS ON HUNGER STRIKE: The airport workers have commenced a
relay hunger strike at the Dabolim airport, to protest against the planned
privatisation programme of Delhi and Mumbai airports. (H)

POLICEMAN'S VEHICLE STOLEN: Some unknown culprits stole Spectra
motorcycle, belonging to a police personnel Mr Oscar D`Souza, from a
parking lot behind the electricity department on July 8. (NT)

ILUG-Goa (India Linux Users' Group, Goa) in collaboration with Goa Science
Centre, Panaji, invites you for the monthly FLOSS talk and meeting on July
24 from 3 pm-5 pm at Goa Science Centre, Miramar, Panaji. There will be an
introductory talk on GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Programme) along
with a demo of a GPS (global positioning system) user-level gadget, that
works on a laptop. The GNU Image Manipulation Programme - "the GIMP" - is
a freely available graphic design program that runs on virtually all Unix
and Linux platforms, and is included with most Linux distributions,
including Red Hat, SuSE, and Debian GNU/Linux. There will also be
discussions on other topics related to Free/Libre and Open Source
Software. For details visit or sign-up at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ilug-goa

TOURISTS LACK MODESTY: Archbishop-Emeritus Raul N Gonsalves has identified
a lack of modesty as one of the chief offences of individual tourists
visiting the famed beaches in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. According
to a report in the Catholic News Service, Archbishop Gonsalves who
participated in the recent Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers`
Sixth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism in Bangkok-Thailand,
said: "The permissive lifestyle of foreign tourists, nudity, massages on
the beaches, infatuations and drug use induce local youth to experiment
with drugs and sex." (H)

TOURISM SECTOR HAS GREAT POTENTIAL: The Australian Consul General in
Mumbai, Mr Donald Cairns, visited the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
on July 19. After a presentation, Mr Cairns said, "I look upon this visit
as an opportunity to learn about Goa and inform about Australian
capabilities." (NT)

PREPARATIONS FOR EXPOSITION: Preparations have started in earnest for the
Exposition of the relics of St. Francis Xavier at the Basilica of Bom
Jesus at Old Goa in November this year. The event, which is expected to
attract three million people, will be inaugurated on November 21 and
conclude on January 2, next year. "Being a major public event taking place
after 10 years, the mood is upbeat among the Church as well as civic
officials," said Fr Olavo Velho Pereira, the director of the Goa Diocesan
Centre for Social Communications Media. Archbishop Fillipe Neri Ferrao of
Goa and Daman has already issued a pastoral letter exhorting the faithful
"to participate actively in the different programmes and events that will
be organised at various levels, so that the entire ecclesial community of
this archdiocese is prepared to receive the bountiful gifts of God on the
occasion". "The archdiocese will make arrangements to provide
accommodation to all people - including the economically backward," he
said. (SAR News)

VINTAGE CAR DISPLAY: Goa's first exclusive vintage car showroom, Ashvek
Vintage World, displaying a wide range of cars from the 1931-50 period,
was commissioned by Digamber Kamat, Minsiter of Power. The brainchild of
Goa`s passionate collector of cars and art of yesteryears, Pradeep Naik,
AVM has on display a 1931 Peugeot, a 1939 Mercedes, a 1948 Chevrolet Fleet
Master model, a 1947 Morris 8 and an unbelievable double engine German
Vandall Tempo car, among others, like a Ford 1933. (H)

THOSE WITH BOUNCING EMAIL ADDRESSES: If your Goanet-news or Goanet
dispatches suddenly stop arriving in your mailbox, it's almost certainly
your bouncing email address which is the cause. Email addresses which
reject Goanet more than 5-6 times are automatically switched to the
NO-MAIL option. In this case, you need to write to viviana at goanet.org and
request her to reset your settings. Also don't forget to mention which
list you're on, says a note from the Goanet Admin Team.

SOPHIA COLLEGE EX-STUDENT ASSOCIATION: The Sophia College for Women,
Mumbai, had their ex-student meeting at the Nirmala Institute, Panjim. Sr.
Mary Braganza, former principal of Sophia came chaired the meeting and
nudged the ex-students into empowering women and to give back to society.
Nicola Monteiro, a specialist in Water Harvesting, promised to send to Goa
a member of their team who works on water harvesting in urban areas. A few
members have offered to do rain water harvesting in their own homes. Norma
Alvares, lawyer and social activist of Goa Foundation, offered to send an
experienced team to schools and building complexes to explain the
procedure for effective waste management. Gemma, Medical Mission Sister,
mentioned to the CRI (Catholic Religious of India) meeting that this
service which can be implemented in the schools run by Religious. While
the members thanked the outgoing President Irene Barros, Nirmala Costa
Frias was unanimously voted the new President. It was decided to have two
Secretaries - Nayantara de Lima Leitao from Vasco and Anita Pinto from
Mapusa. Jennifer Mendes will continue to be the Treasurer. This is a call
to all ex-Sophia students to join SCESA. Contact: Nirmala Tel:
2222312/3090377 email: casacostafrias at sancharnet.in Nayantara Tel:
2512378/3110982 email: lima_goa at sancharnet.in Anita Tel: 2250594 email:
anitahi at sancharnet.in

S P O R T S

SANTA CRUZ CLINCH TITLE: Santa Cruz Sports Club scored a classy yet chancy
3-1 win over St Michael Sports Club, Goa Velha, to emerge champions in the
all Goa football tournament organised by Mandur Parish Youth,at Church
Grounds, Mandur. (H)

D E A T H S
19 July: Saligao: HIGINO GEOFRAI (GEOFFREY) CONCEICAO D`SOUZA: (Geoff`s
Limited, Ex-Uganda), husband of Lizzie, brother of late Muriel D`Souza,
brother-in-law of Commander Aloy Gomes and late Lucy Graca-Pinto/late
Mario Graca-Pinto; uncle of Jennifer-Jane, Henrika/Stanley,
Cheryl-Anne/Greg. Funeral cortege will leave residence at Ararim on
20-7-2004 at 4 pm. No condolences please.
19 July: Sanvordem: ROSY MARIE VAZ: wife of late Santan, mother of
Michael/Helen, Neves/Angela, Ramson/Clara, Clara/Domnic, Alcina/Manuel,
Agnes/Pascoal, Prexie/Veron.
19 July: Tivim-Cansa: PETER ALEX FERRAO, son of late Baptista Francis
Ferrao/late Mary, brother of late Menino/Mary Magdaline.
19 July: Nagoa-Verna: REMY LAZARO FERNANDES: son of late Baptisto/late
Angelica, brother of Maxie (Arts)/Espy, Maria Agusta/Camilo,
Greg/Connie, Sr Brita, Martha/Cajie.
19 July: Calangute-Porbavaddo: JOSE LUCAS PEREIRA: husband of Selsa,
father of Gloria/Peter Fernandes.
17 July: Goa Velha: DOMINGOS V DE MIRANDA: husband of Branca Martins,
father of Juliet, Santaninho and Antoinette.
19 July: Calanute-Sauntavaddo: EMILIAN LOURDES FERNANDES: wife of Xavier,
mother of George/Rosa, JoseEscolina.
18 July: Vasco: SEBASTINA FERNANDES: wife of late Luis Caetano, mother
of Diogo/Piedade, Severina/late Paul D`Silva, Francis/Christina,
Joaquim/Lourdina.
19 July: Fatorda: SEBASTIAO F CRASTO: husband of late Maria Conceicao,
father of Maria/Manuel, Socorro/Maria Rusada, Angelina/Antonio.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 29.9 degC; Min temp; 24.1 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 967.7 mm
Weather: It rained a bit last night. This morning the weather is cloudy
in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald; WE=Weekender;
TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-20 07:18:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
20 July 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-14 Jul 04:
H I G H L I G H T S:
* Rave parties to be banned: CM * Goa`s first test tube twins born *
Rotary club of Panaji Mid-Town donates, school essential to needy
children * Great escape rally on July 24.

BUS FARE HIKE: Transport minister Pandurang Madkaikar has said that the
government has decided to marginally hike bus fares from 5 August in view
of increase in prices of fuel and spare parts...He said that though the
Goa Bus Owners Association was demanding a hike, most of the time private
operators were charging less than the prescribed fares thereby causing
adverse impact on the state-owned KTC's income. (GT)

ANOTHER KUMBAKONAM WAITING? Three of the most popular schools of Panaji -
Mustifund High School, People's High School and Progress High School - are
found to be unsafe as far as fire safety is concerned. (GT)

TO AVOID TN-LIKE TRAGEDY: The Education Department has formally decided to
issue a circular to all government aided private schools to ensure that
proper drinking water and toilet facilities are provided to staff and
students, failing which the grants to these institutions will be withheld
in future. The Chief Minister had mentioned this to Gomantak Times on
Sunday. The circular will also direct the schools` authorities - private
or government - to ensure that the school premises are made safe in order
to avert any fire tragedies like the recent one in Kumbakonam-Tamil Nadu.
(Jyoti Dhond in GT)

MAN HELD WITH DRUGS: The Margao town police conducted a raid and held one
Narayan Khirgal, a native from Bijapur, for possessing ganja worth
Rs.10,000. Khirgal, who works as a coolie, was held with 950 grams of
ganja near Hari Mandir, Margao. (NT)

STRAY CATTLE: The Panjim Bench of the Bombay High Court has asked the
civic bodies to inform the court of the steps taken to control stray
cattle, observing that it would designate an officer from the Panchayats
who would be responsible to see that these cattle do not venture into the
streets. This observation was made in a letter petition filed by Audhut
Kurtorkar of Pernem, who has raised the problem of stray cattle at the
Mapusa bus stand. (H)

MOPA AIRPORT: Three international companies have been short listed for
conducting the techno-economic feasibility study of Mopa airport, while
the Ministry of Civil Aviation Organisation has granted no objection to
the state government to enter into a Management Services Agreement with
ICAO. Stating this in the legislative Assembly on July 19, CM Parrikar
said that the state government and ICAO are in the process of selecting a
tenderer for the techno economic feasibility study. (GT)

CM REFUTES CHARGES ON IFFI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on July 19
drew wind out of the Congress MLA`s charges on International Film Festival
of India 2004, by stating that all IFFI-related decisions were taken by
the Core Committee in which three MLAs of the Opposition are members.
Parikar announced that the IFFI 2004 would be held as scheduled, since the
Government of India had committed in writing to the state government here
about holding the festival in Goa. The Chief Minister said that the four
multiplexes were being constructed for meeting the requirements of
International Film Festival, and its future usage will be decided later.
(GT)

PANCHAYAT FUNCTIONING: Functioning of village panchayats, connivance of
panchayat officials in allowing illegal constructions, lack of political
will to clamp down on such structures, panchayats turning into hot beds of
politics and corruption, instability in panchayats were highlighted by
members in the Goa assembly during the debate on demand for grants of
panchayats, revenue, civil supplies, land survey, etc. (H)

ACTION AGAINST FOREIGNERS: Foreigners in Goa are conducting business
illegally since they have neither visa nor permission to conduct business
activities in Goa, said Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes on July 19 during
Zero Hour in the Assembly. He demanded action against such persons. CM
Parrikar told the MLA to give him the names of such foreigners who were
involved in such unlawful activities. (GT)

VEHICLES STOLEN: More than 500 vehicles had been stolen from Goa since
January 2001 and only 190 vehicles have been traced. This information was
given in a written reply by the Chief Minister in the Goa Assembly to a
question tabled by Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes on July 19. (H)

ENTERTAINMENT TAX: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, informed the
Assembly on July 19 that the State government is likely to issue a
notification waiving off entertainment tax on cinema theatres in the first
week of August as proposed in the new State entertainment policy. (NT)

DISMISS GOA GOVT: CONG: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Luizinho
Faleiro said he had urged the dismissal of the government as it had
resorted to harassing the opposition MLAs and even the voices of
opposition such as Margao businessman Damodar Datta Naik and Dr Francisco
Colaco through raids on their establishments while it had shied away from
initiating action in a number of cases. (GT)

AIRPORT WORKERS ON HUNGER STRIKE: The airport workers have commenced a
relay hunger strike at the Dabolim airport, to protest against the planned
privatisation programme of Delhi and Mumbai airports. (H)

POLICEMAN'S VEHICLE STOLEN: Some unknown culprits stole Spectra
motorcycle, belonging to a police personnel Mr Oscar D`Souza, from a
parking lot behind the electricity department on July 8. (NT)

ILUG-Goa (India Linux Users' Group, Goa) in collaboration with Goa Science
Centre, Panaji, invites you for the monthly FLOSS talk and meeting on July
24 from 3 pm-5 pm at Goa Science Centre, Miramar, Panaji. There will be an
introductory talk on GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Programme) along
with a demo of a GPS (global positioning system) user-level gadget, that
works on a laptop. The GNU Image Manipulation Programme - "the GIMP" - is
a freely available graphic design program that runs on virtually all Unix
and Linux platforms, and is included with most Linux distributions,
including Red Hat, SuSE, and Debian GNU/Linux. There will also be
discussions on other topics related to Free/Libre and Open Source
Software. For details visit or sign-up at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ilug-goa

TOURISTS LACK MODESTY: Archbishop-Emeritus Raul N Gonsalves has identified
a lack of modesty as one of the chief offences of individual tourists
visiting the famed beaches in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. According
to a report in the Catholic News Service, Archbishop Gonsalves who
participated in the recent Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers`
Sixth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism in Bangkok-Thailand,
said: "The permissive lifestyle of foreign tourists, nudity, massages on
the beaches, infatuations and drug use induce local youth to experiment
with drugs and sex." (H)

TOURISM SECTOR HAS GREAT POTENTIAL: The Australian Consul General in
Mumbai, Mr Donald Cairns, visited the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
on July 19. After a presentation, Mr Cairns said, "I look upon this visit
as an opportunity to learn about Goa and inform about Australian
capabilities." (NT)

PREPARATIONS FOR EXPOSITION: Preparations have started in earnest for the
Exposition of the relics of St. Francis Xavier at the Basilica of Bom
Jesus at Old Goa in November this year. The event, which is expected to
attract three million people, will be inaugurated on November 21 and
conclude on January 2, next year. "Being a major public event taking place
after 10 years, the mood is upbeat among the Church as well as civic
officials," said Fr Olavo Velho Pereira, the director of the Goa Diocesan
Centre for Social Communications Media. Archbishop Fillipe Neri Ferrao of
Goa and Daman has already issued a pastoral letter exhorting the faithful
"to participate actively in the different programmes and events that will
be organised at various levels, so that the entire ecclesial community of
this archdiocese is prepared to receive the bountiful gifts of God on the
occasion". "The archdiocese will make arrangements to provide
accommodation to all people - including the economically backward," he
said. (SAR News)

VINTAGE CAR DISPLAY: Goa's first exclusive vintage car showroom, Ashvek
Vintage World, displaying a wide range of cars from the 1931-50 period,
was commissioned by Digamber Kamat, Minsiter of Power. The brainchild of
Goa`s passionate collector of cars and art of yesteryears, Pradeep Naik,
AVM has on display a 1931 Peugeot, a 1939 Mercedes, a 1948 Chevrolet Fleet
Master model, a 1947 Morris 8 and an unbelievable double engine German
Vandall Tempo car, among others, like a Ford 1933. (H)

THOSE WITH BOUNCING EMAIL ADDRESSES: If your Goanet-news or Goanet
dispatches suddenly stop arriving in your mailbox, it's almost certainly
your bouncing email address which is the cause. Email addresses which
reject Goanet more than 5-6 times are automatically switched to the
NO-MAIL option. In this case, you need to write to viviana at goanet.org and
request her to reset your settings. Also don't forget to mention which
list you're on, says a note from the Goanet Admin Team.

SOPHIA COLLEGE EX-STUDENT ASSOCIATION: The Sophia College for Women,
Mumbai, had their ex-student meeting at the Nirmala Institute, Panjim. Sr.
Mary Braganza, former principal of Sophia came chaired the meeting and
nudged the ex-students into empowering women and to give back to society.
Nicola Monteiro, a specialist in Water Harvesting, promised to send to Goa
a member of their team who works on water harvesting in urban areas. A few
members have offered to do rain water harvesting in their own homes. Norma
Alvares, lawyer and social activist of Goa Foundation, offered to send an
experienced team to schools and building complexes to explain the
procedure for effective waste management. Gemma, Medical Mission Sister,
mentioned to the CRI (Catholic Religious of India) meeting that this
service which can be implemented in the schools run by Religious. While
the members thanked the outgoing President Irene Barros, Nirmala Costa
Frias was unanimously voted the new President. It was decided to have two
Secretaries - Nayantara de Lima Leitao from Vasco and Anita Pinto from
Mapusa. Jennifer Mendes will continue to be the Treasurer. This is a call
to all ex-Sophia students to join SCESA. Contact: Nirmala Tel:
2222312/3090377 email: casacostafrias at sancharnet.in Nayantara Tel:
2512378/3110982 email: lima_goa at sancharnet.in Anita Tel: 2250594 email:
anitahi at sancharnet.in

S P O R T S

SANTA CRUZ CLINCH TITLE: Santa Cruz Sports Club scored a classy yet chancy
3-1 win over St Michael Sports Club, Goa Velha, to emerge champions in the
all Goa football tournament organised by Mandur Parish Youth,at Church
Grounds, Mandur. (H)

D E A T H S
19 July: Saligao: HIGINO GEOFRAI (GEOFFREY) CONCEICAO D`SOUZA: (Geoff`s
Limited, Ex-Uganda), husband of Lizzie, brother of late Muriel D`Souza,
brother-in-law of Commander Aloy Gomes and late Lucy Graca-Pinto/late
Mario Graca-Pinto; uncle of Jennifer-Jane, Henrika/Stanley,
Cheryl-Anne/Greg. Funeral cortege will leave residence at Ararim on
20-7-2004 at 4 pm. No condolences please.
19 July: Sanvordem: ROSY MARIE VAZ: wife of late Santan, mother of
Michael/Helen, Neves/Angela, Ramson/Clara, Clara/Domnic, Alcina/Manuel,
Agnes/Pascoal, Prexie/Veron.
19 July: Tivim-Cansa: PETER ALEX FERRAO, son of late Baptista Francis
Ferrao/late Mary, brother of late Menino/Mary Magdaline.
19 July: Nagoa-Verna: REMY LAZARO FERNANDES: son of late Baptisto/late
Angelica, brother of Maxie (Arts)/Espy, Maria Agusta/Camilo,
Greg/Connie, Sr Brita, Martha/Cajie.
19 July: Calangute-Porbavaddo: JOSE LUCAS PEREIRA: husband of Selsa,
father of Gloria/Peter Fernandes.
17 July: Goa Velha: DOMINGOS V DE MIRANDA: husband of Branca Martins,
father of Juliet, Santaninho and Antoinette.
19 July: Calanute-Sauntavaddo: EMILIAN LOURDES FERNANDES: wife of Xavier,
mother of George/Rosa, JoseEscolina.
18 July: Vasco: SEBASTINA FERNANDES: wife of late Luis Caetano, mother
of Diogo/Piedade, Severina/late Paul D`Silva, Francis/Christina,
Joaquim/Lourdina.
19 July: Fatorda: SEBASTIAO F CRASTO: husband of late Maria Conceicao,
father of Maria/Manuel, Socorro/Maria Rusada, Angelina/Antonio.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 29.9 degC; Min temp; 24.1 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 967.7 mm
Weather: It rained a bit last night. This morning the weather is cloudy
in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald; WE=Weekender;
TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-20 07:18:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
20 July 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-14 Jul 04:
H I G H L I G H T S:
* Rave parties to be banned: CM * Goa`s first test tube twins born *
Rotary club of Panaji Mid-Town donates, school essential to needy
children * Great escape rally on July 24.

BUS FARE HIKE: Transport minister Pandurang Madkaikar has said that the
government has decided to marginally hike bus fares from 5 August in view
of increase in prices of fuel and spare parts...He said that though the
Goa Bus Owners Association was demanding a hike, most of the time private
operators were charging less than the prescribed fares thereby causing
adverse impact on the state-owned KTC's income. (GT)

ANOTHER KUMBAKONAM WAITING? Three of the most popular schools of Panaji -
Mustifund High School, People's High School and Progress High School - are
found to be unsafe as far as fire safety is concerned. (GT)

TO AVOID TN-LIKE TRAGEDY: The Education Department has formally decided to
issue a circular to all government aided private schools to ensure that
proper drinking water and toilet facilities are provided to staff and
students, failing which the grants to these institutions will be withheld
in future. The Chief Minister had mentioned this to Gomantak Times on
Sunday. The circular will also direct the schools` authorities - private
or government - to ensure that the school premises are made safe in order
to avert any fire tragedies like the recent one in Kumbakonam-Tamil Nadu.
(Jyoti Dhond in GT)

MAN HELD WITH DRUGS: The Margao town police conducted a raid and held one
Narayan Khirgal, a native from Bijapur, for possessing ganja worth
Rs.10,000. Khirgal, who works as a coolie, was held with 950 grams of
ganja near Hari Mandir, Margao. (NT)

STRAY CATTLE: The Panjim Bench of the Bombay High Court has asked the
civic bodies to inform the court of the steps taken to control stray
cattle, observing that it would designate an officer from the Panchayats
who would be responsible to see that these cattle do not venture into the
streets. This observation was made in a letter petition filed by Audhut
Kurtorkar of Pernem, who has raised the problem of stray cattle at the
Mapusa bus stand. (H)

MOPA AIRPORT: Three international companies have been short listed for
conducting the techno-economic feasibility study of Mopa airport, while
the Ministry of Civil Aviation Organisation has granted no objection to
the state government to enter into a Management Services Agreement with
ICAO. Stating this in the legislative Assembly on July 19, CM Parrikar
said that the state government and ICAO are in the process of selecting a
tenderer for the techno economic feasibility study. (GT)

CM REFUTES CHARGES ON IFFI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on July 19
drew wind out of the Congress MLA`s charges on International Film Festival
of India 2004, by stating that all IFFI-related decisions were taken by
the Core Committee in which three MLAs of the Opposition are members.
Parikar announced that the IFFI 2004 would be held as scheduled, since the
Government of India had committed in writing to the state government here
about holding the festival in Goa. The Chief Minister said that the four
multiplexes were being constructed for meeting the requirements of
International Film Festival, and its future usage will be decided later.
(GT)

PANCHAYAT FUNCTIONING: Functioning of village panchayats, connivance of
panchayat officials in allowing illegal constructions, lack of political
will to clamp down on such structures, panchayats turning into hot beds of
politics and corruption, instability in panchayats were highlighted by
members in the Goa assembly during the debate on demand for grants of
panchayats, revenue, civil supplies, land survey, etc. (H)

ACTION AGAINST FOREIGNERS: Foreigners in Goa are conducting business
illegally since they have neither visa nor permission to conduct business
activities in Goa, said Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes on July 19 during
Zero Hour in the Assembly. He demanded action against such persons. CM
Parrikar told the MLA to give him the names of such foreigners who were
involved in such unlawful activities. (GT)

VEHICLES STOLEN: More than 500 vehicles had been stolen from Goa since
January 2001 and only 190 vehicles have been traced. This information was
given in a written reply by the Chief Minister in the Goa Assembly to a
question tabled by Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes on July 19. (H)

ENTERTAINMENT TAX: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, informed the
Assembly on July 19 that the State government is likely to issue a
notification waiving off entertainment tax on cinema theatres in the first
week of August as proposed in the new State entertainment policy. (NT)

DISMISS GOA GOVT: CONG: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Luizinho
Faleiro said he had urged the dismissal of the government as it had
resorted to harassing the opposition MLAs and even the voices of
opposition such as Margao businessman Damodar Datta Naik and Dr Francisco
Colaco through raids on their establishments while it had shied away from
initiating action in a number of cases. (GT)

AIRPORT WORKERS ON HUNGER STRIKE: The airport workers have commenced a
relay hunger strike at the Dabolim airport, to protest against the planned
privatisation programme of Delhi and Mumbai airports. (H)

POLICEMAN'S VEHICLE STOLEN: Some unknown culprits stole Spectra
motorcycle, belonging to a police personnel Mr Oscar D`Souza, from a
parking lot behind the electricity department on July 8. (NT)

ILUG-Goa (India Linux Users' Group, Goa) in collaboration with Goa Science
Centre, Panaji, invites you for the monthly FLOSS talk and meeting on July
24 from 3 pm-5 pm at Goa Science Centre, Miramar, Panaji. There will be an
introductory talk on GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Programme) along
with a demo of a GPS (global positioning system) user-level gadget, that
works on a laptop. The GNU Image Manipulation Programme - "the GIMP" - is
a freely available graphic design program that runs on virtually all Unix
and Linux platforms, and is included with most Linux distributions,
including Red Hat, SuSE, and Debian GNU/Linux. There will also be
discussions on other topics related to Free/Libre and Open Source
Software. For details visit or sign-up at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ilug-goa

TOURISTS LACK MODESTY: Archbishop-Emeritus Raul N Gonsalves has identified
a lack of modesty as one of the chief offences of individual tourists
visiting the famed beaches in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. According
to a report in the Catholic News Service, Archbishop Gonsalves who
participated in the recent Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers`
Sixth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism in Bangkok-Thailand,
said: "The permissive lifestyle of foreign tourists, nudity, massages on
the beaches, infatuations and drug use induce local youth to experiment
with drugs and sex." (H)

TOURISM SECTOR HAS GREAT POTENTIAL: The Australian Consul General in
Mumbai, Mr Donald Cairns, visited the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
on July 19. After a presentation, Mr Cairns said, "I look upon this visit
as an opportunity to learn about Goa and inform about Australian
capabilities." (NT)

PREPARATIONS FOR EXPOSITION: Preparations have started in earnest for the
Exposition of the relics of St. Francis Xavier at the Basilica of Bom
Jesus at Old Goa in November this year. The event, which is expected to
attract three million people, will be inaugurated on November 21 and
conclude on January 2, next year. "Being a major public event taking place
after 10 years, the mood is upbeat among the Church as well as civic
officials," said Fr Olavo Velho Pereira, the director of the Goa Diocesan
Centre for Social Communications Media. Archbishop Fillipe Neri Ferrao of
Goa and Daman has already issued a pastoral letter exhorting the faithful
"to participate actively in the different programmes and events that will
be organised at various levels, so that the entire ecclesial community of
this archdiocese is prepared to receive the bountiful gifts of God on the
occasion". "The archdiocese will make arrangements to provide
accommodation to all people - including the economically backward," he
said. (SAR News)

VINTAGE CAR DISPLAY: Goa's first exclusive vintage car showroom, Ashvek
Vintage World, displaying a wide range of cars from the 1931-50 period,
was commissioned by Digamber Kamat, Minsiter of Power. The brainchild of
Goa`s passionate collector of cars and art of yesteryears, Pradeep Naik,
AVM has on display a 1931 Peugeot, a 1939 Mercedes, a 1948 Chevrolet Fleet
Master model, a 1947 Morris 8 and an unbelievable double engine German
Vandall Tempo car, among others, like a Ford 1933. (H)

THOSE WITH BOUNCING EMAIL ADDRESSES: If your Goanet-news or Goanet
dispatches suddenly stop arriving in your mailbox, it's almost certainly
your bouncing email address which is the cause. Email addresses which
reject Goanet more than 5-6 times are automatically switched to the
NO-MAIL option. In this case, you need to write to viviana at goanet.org and
request her to reset your settings. Also don't forget to mention which
list you're on, says a note from the Goanet Admin Team.

SOPHIA COLLEGE EX-STUDENT ASSOCIATION: The Sophia College for Women,
Mumbai, had their ex-student meeting at the Nirmala Institute, Panjim. Sr.
Mary Braganza, former principal of Sophia came chaired the meeting and
nudged the ex-students into empowering women and to give back to society.
Nicola Monteiro, a specialist in Water Harvesting, promised to send to Goa
a member of their team who works on water harvesting in urban areas. A few
members have offered to do rain water harvesting in their own homes. Norma
Alvares, lawyer and social activist of Goa Foundation, offered to send an
experienced team to schools and building complexes to explain the
procedure for effective waste management. Gemma, Medical Mission Sister,
mentioned to the CRI (Catholic Religious of India) meeting that this
service which can be implemented in the schools run by Religious. While
the members thanked the outgoing President Irene Barros, Nirmala Costa
Frias was unanimously voted the new President. It was decided to have two
Secretaries - Nayantara de Lima Leitao from Vasco and Anita Pinto from
Mapusa. Jennifer Mendes will continue to be the Treasurer. This is a call
to all ex-Sophia students to join SCESA. Contact: Nirmala Tel:
2222312/3090377 email: casacostafrias at sancharnet.in Nayantara Tel:
2512378/3110982 email: lima_goa at sancharnet.in Anita Tel: 2250594 email:
anitahi at sancharnet.in

S P O R T S

SANTA CRUZ CLINCH TITLE: Santa Cruz Sports Club scored a classy yet chancy
3-1 win over St Michael Sports Club, Goa Velha, to emerge champions in the
all Goa football tournament organised by Mandur Parish Youth,at Church
Grounds, Mandur. (H)

D E A T H S
19 July: Saligao: HIGINO GEOFRAI (GEOFFREY) CONCEICAO D`SOUZA: (Geoff`s
Limited, Ex-Uganda), husband of Lizzie, brother of late Muriel D`Souza,
brother-in-law of Commander Aloy Gomes and late Lucy Graca-Pinto/late
Mario Graca-Pinto; uncle of Jennifer-Jane, Henrika/Stanley,
Cheryl-Anne/Greg. Funeral cortege will leave residence at Ararim on
20-7-2004 at 4 pm. No condolences please.
19 July: Sanvordem: ROSY MARIE VAZ: wife of late Santan, mother of
Michael/Helen, Neves/Angela, Ramson/Clara, Clara/Domnic, Alcina/Manuel,
Agnes/Pascoal, Prexie/Veron.
19 July: Tivim-Cansa: PETER ALEX FERRAO, son of late Baptista Francis
Ferrao/late Mary, brother of late Menino/Mary Magdaline.
19 July: Nagoa-Verna: REMY LAZARO FERNANDES: son of late Baptisto/late
Angelica, brother of Maxie (Arts)/Espy, Maria Agusta/Camilo,
Greg/Connie, Sr Brita, Martha/Cajie.
19 July: Calangute-Porbavaddo: JOSE LUCAS PEREIRA: husband of Selsa,
father of Gloria/Peter Fernandes.
17 July: Goa Velha: DOMINGOS V DE MIRANDA: husband of Branca Martins,
father of Juliet, Santaninho and Antoinette.
19 July: Calanute-Sauntavaddo: EMILIAN LOURDES FERNANDES: wife of Xavier,
mother of George/Rosa, JoseEscolina.
18 July: Vasco: SEBASTINA FERNANDES: wife of late Luis Caetano, mother
of Diogo/Piedade, Severina/late Paul D`Silva, Francis/Christina,
Joaquim/Lourdina.
19 July: Fatorda: SEBASTIAO F CRASTO: husband of late Maria Conceicao,
father of Maria/Manuel, Socorro/Maria Rusada, Angelina/Antonio.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 29.9 degC; Min temp; 24.1 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 967.7 mm
Weather: It rained a bit last night. This morning the weather is cloudy
in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald; WE=Weekender;
TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-20 07:18:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
20 July 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-14 Jul 04:
H I G H L I G H T S:
* Rave parties to be banned: CM * Goa`s first test tube twins born *
Rotary club of Panaji Mid-Town donates, school essential to needy
children * Great escape rally on July 24.

BUS FARE HIKE: Transport minister Pandurang Madkaikar has said that the
government has decided to marginally hike bus fares from 5 August in view
of increase in prices of fuel and spare parts...He said that though the
Goa Bus Owners Association was demanding a hike, most of the time private
operators were charging less than the prescribed fares thereby causing
adverse impact on the state-owned KTC's income. (GT)

ANOTHER KUMBAKONAM WAITING? Three of the most popular schools of Panaji -
Mustifund High School, People's High School and Progress High School - are
found to be unsafe as far as fire safety is concerned. (GT)

TO AVOID TN-LIKE TRAGEDY: The Education Department has formally decided to
issue a circular to all government aided private schools to ensure that
proper drinking water and toilet facilities are provided to staff and
students, failing which the grants to these institutions will be withheld
in future. The Chief Minister had mentioned this to Gomantak Times on
Sunday. The circular will also direct the schools` authorities - private
or government - to ensure that the school premises are made safe in order
to avert any fire tragedies like the recent one in Kumbakonam-Tamil Nadu.
(Jyoti Dhond in GT)

MAN HELD WITH DRUGS: The Margao town police conducted a raid and held one
Narayan Khirgal, a native from Bijapur, for possessing ganja worth
Rs.10,000. Khirgal, who works as a coolie, was held with 950 grams of
ganja near Hari Mandir, Margao. (NT)

STRAY CATTLE: The Panjim Bench of the Bombay High Court has asked the
civic bodies to inform the court of the steps taken to control stray
cattle, observing that it would designate an officer from the Panchayats
who would be responsible to see that these cattle do not venture into the
streets. This observation was made in a letter petition filed by Audhut
Kurtorkar of Pernem, who has raised the problem of stray cattle at the
Mapusa bus stand. (H)

MOPA AIRPORT: Three international companies have been short listed for
conducting the techno-economic feasibility study of Mopa airport, while
the Ministry of Civil Aviation Organisation has granted no objection to
the state government to enter into a Management Services Agreement with
ICAO. Stating this in the legislative Assembly on July 19, CM Parrikar
said that the state government and ICAO are in the process of selecting a
tenderer for the techno economic feasibility study. (GT)

CM REFUTES CHARGES ON IFFI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on July 19
drew wind out of the Congress MLA`s charges on International Film Festival
of India 2004, by stating that all IFFI-related decisions were taken by
the Core Committee in which three MLAs of the Opposition are members.
Parikar announced that the IFFI 2004 would be held as scheduled, since the
Government of India had committed in writing to the state government here
about holding the festival in Goa. The Chief Minister said that the four
multiplexes were being constructed for meeting the requirements of
International Film Festival, and its future usage will be decided later.
(GT)

PANCHAYAT FUNCTIONING: Functioning of village panchayats, connivance of
panchayat officials in allowing illegal constructions, lack of political
will to clamp down on such structures, panchayats turning into hot beds of
politics and corruption, instability in panchayats were highlighted by
members in the Goa assembly during the debate on demand for grants of
panchayats, revenue, civil supplies, land survey, etc. (H)

ACTION AGAINST FOREIGNERS: Foreigners in Goa are conducting business
illegally since they have neither visa nor permission to conduct business
activities in Goa, said Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes on July 19 during
Zero Hour in the Assembly. He demanded action against such persons. CM
Parrikar told the MLA to give him the names of such foreigners who were
involved in such unlawful activities. (GT)

VEHICLES STOLEN: More than 500 vehicles had been stolen from Goa since
January 2001 and only 190 vehicles have been traced. This information was
given in a written reply by the Chief Minister in the Goa Assembly to a
question tabled by Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes on July 19. (H)

ENTERTAINMENT TAX: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, informed the
Assembly on July 19 that the State government is likely to issue a
notification waiving off entertainment tax on cinema theatres in the first
week of August as proposed in the new State entertainment policy. (NT)

DISMISS GOA GOVT: CONG: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Luizinho
Faleiro said he had urged the dismissal of the government as it had
resorted to harassing the opposition MLAs and even the voices of
opposition such as Margao businessman Damodar Datta Naik and Dr Francisco
Colaco through raids on their establishments while it had shied away from
initiating action in a number of cases. (GT)

AIRPORT WORKERS ON HUNGER STRIKE: The airport workers have commenced a
relay hunger strike at the Dabolim airport, to protest against the planned
privatisation programme of Delhi and Mumbai airports. (H)

POLICEMAN'S VEHICLE STOLEN: Some unknown culprits stole Spectra
motorcycle, belonging to a police personnel Mr Oscar D`Souza, from a
parking lot behind the electricity department on July 8. (NT)

ILUG-Goa (India Linux Users' Group, Goa) in collaboration with Goa Science
Centre, Panaji, invites you for the monthly FLOSS talk and meeting on July
24 from 3 pm-5 pm at Goa Science Centre, Miramar, Panaji. There will be an
introductory talk on GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Programme) along
with a demo of a GPS (global positioning system) user-level gadget, that
works on a laptop. The GNU Image Manipulation Programme - "the GIMP" - is
a freely available graphic design program that runs on virtually all Unix
and Linux platforms, and is included with most Linux distributions,
including Red Hat, SuSE, and Debian GNU/Linux. There will also be
discussions on other topics related to Free/Libre and Open Source
Software. For details visit or sign-up at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ilug-goa

TOURISTS LACK MODESTY: Archbishop-Emeritus Raul N Gonsalves has identified
a lack of modesty as one of the chief offences of individual tourists
visiting the famed beaches in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. According
to a report in the Catholic News Service, Archbishop Gonsalves who
participated in the recent Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers`
Sixth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism in Bangkok-Thailand,
said: "The permissive lifestyle of foreign tourists, nudity, massages on
the beaches, infatuations and drug use induce local youth to experiment
with drugs and sex." (H)

TOURISM SECTOR HAS GREAT POTENTIAL: The Australian Consul General in
Mumbai, Mr Donald Cairns, visited the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
on July 19. After a presentation, Mr Cairns said, "I look upon this visit
as an opportunity to learn about Goa and inform about Australian
capabilities." (NT)

PREPARATIONS FOR EXPOSITION: Preparations have started in earnest for the
Exposition of the relics of St. Francis Xavier at the Basilica of Bom
Jesus at Old Goa in November this year. The event, which is expected to
attract three million people, will be inaugurated on November 21 and
conclude on January 2, next year. "Being a major public event taking place
after 10 years, the mood is upbeat among the Church as well as civic
officials," said Fr Olavo Velho Pereira, the director of the Goa Diocesan
Centre for Social Communications Media. Archbishop Fillipe Neri Ferrao of
Goa and Daman has already issued a pastoral letter exhorting the faithful
"to participate actively in the different programmes and events that will
be organised at various levels, so that the entire ecclesial community of
this archdiocese is prepared to receive the bountiful gifts of God on the
occasion". "The archdiocese will make arrangements to provide
accommodation to all people - including the economically backward," he
said. (SAR News)

VINTAGE CAR DISPLAY: Goa's first exclusive vintage car showroom, Ashvek
Vintage World, displaying a wide range of cars from the 1931-50 period,
was commissioned by Digamber Kamat, Minsiter of Power. The brainchild of
Goa`s passionate collector of cars and art of yesteryears, Pradeep Naik,
AVM has on display a 1931 Peugeot, a 1939 Mercedes, a 1948 Chevrolet Fleet
Master model, a 1947 Morris 8 and an unbelievable double engine German
Vandall Tempo car, among others, like a Ford 1933. (H)

THOSE WITH BOUNCING EMAIL ADDRESSES: If your Goanet-news or Goanet
dispatches suddenly stop arriving in your mailbox, it's almost certainly
your bouncing email address which is the cause. Email addresses which
reject Goanet more than 5-6 times are automatically switched to the
NO-MAIL option. In this case, you need to write to viviana at goanet.org and
request her to reset your settings. Also don't forget to mention which
list you're on, says a note from the Goanet Admin Team.

SOPHIA COLLEGE EX-STUDENT ASSOCIATION: The Sophia College for Women,
Mumbai, had their ex-student meeting at the Nirmala Institute, Panjim. Sr.
Mary Braganza, former principal of Sophia came chaired the meeting and
nudged the ex-students into empowering women and to give back to society.
Nicola Monteiro, a specialist in Water Harvesting, promised to send to Goa
a member of their team who works on water harvesting in urban areas. A few
members have offered to do rain water harvesting in their own homes. Norma
Alvares, lawyer and social activist of Goa Foundation, offered to send an
experienced team to schools and building complexes to explain the
procedure for effective waste management. Gemma, Medical Mission Sister,
mentioned to the CRI (Catholic Religious of India) meeting that this
service which can be implemented in the schools run by Religious. While
the members thanked the outgoing President Irene Barros, Nirmala Costa
Frias was unanimously voted the new President. It was decided to have two
Secretaries - Nayantara de Lima Leitao from Vasco and Anita Pinto from
Mapusa. Jennifer Mendes will continue to be the Treasurer. This is a call
to all ex-Sophia students to join SCESA. Contact: Nirmala Tel:
2222312/3090377 email: casacostafrias at sancharnet.in Nayantara Tel:
2512378/3110982 email: lima_goa at sancharnet.in Anita Tel: 2250594 email:
anitahi at sancharnet.in

S P O R T S

SANTA CRUZ CLINCH TITLE: Santa Cruz Sports Club scored a classy yet chancy
3-1 win over St Michael Sports Club, Goa Velha, to emerge champions in the
all Goa football tournament organised by Mandur Parish Youth,at Church
Grounds, Mandur. (H)

D E A T H S
19 July: Saligao: HIGINO GEOFRAI (GEOFFREY) CONCEICAO D`SOUZA: (Geoff`s
Limited, Ex-Uganda), husband of Lizzie, brother of late Muriel D`Souza,
brother-in-law of Commander Aloy Gomes and late Lucy Graca-Pinto/late
Mario Graca-Pinto; uncle of Jennifer-Jane, Henrika/Stanley,
Cheryl-Anne/Greg. Funeral cortege will leave residence at Ararim on
20-7-2004 at 4 pm. No condolences please.
19 July: Sanvordem: ROSY MARIE VAZ: wife of late Santan, mother of
Michael/Helen, Neves/Angela, Ramson/Clara, Clara/Domnic, Alcina/Manuel,
Agnes/Pascoal, Prexie/Veron.
19 July: Tivim-Cansa: PETER ALEX FERRAO, son of late Baptista Francis
Ferrao/late Mary, brother of late Menino/Mary Magdaline.
19 July: Nagoa-Verna: REMY LAZARO FERNANDES: son of late Baptisto/late
Angelica, brother of Maxie (Arts)/Espy, Maria Agusta/Camilo,
Greg/Connie, Sr Brita, Martha/Cajie.
19 July: Calangute-Porbavaddo: JOSE LUCAS PEREIRA: husband of Selsa,
father of Gloria/Peter Fernandes.
17 July: Goa Velha: DOMINGOS V DE MIRANDA: husband of Branca Martins,
father of Juliet, Santaninho and Antoinette.
19 July: Calanute-Sauntavaddo: EMILIAN LOURDES FERNANDES: wife of Xavier,
mother of George/Rosa, JoseEscolina.
18 July: Vasco: SEBASTINA FERNANDES: wife of late Luis Caetano, mother
of Diogo/Piedade, Severina/late Paul D`Silva, Francis/Christina,
Joaquim/Lourdina.
19 July: Fatorda: SEBASTIAO F CRASTO: husband of late Maria Conceicao,
father of Maria/Manuel, Socorro/Maria Rusada, Angelina/Antonio.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 29.9 degC; Min temp; 24.1 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 967.7 mm
Weather: It rained a bit last night. This morning the weather is cloudy
in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald; WE=Weekender;
TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-20 07:18:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
20 July 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-14 Jul 04:
H I G H L I G H T S:
* Rave parties to be banned: CM * Goa`s first test tube twins born *
Rotary club of Panaji Mid-Town donates, school essential to needy
children * Great escape rally on July 24.

BUS FARE HIKE: Transport minister Pandurang Madkaikar has said that the
government has decided to marginally hike bus fares from 5 August in view
of increase in prices of fuel and spare parts...He said that though the
Goa Bus Owners Association was demanding a hike, most of the time private
operators were charging less than the prescribed fares thereby causing
adverse impact on the state-owned KTC's income. (GT)

ANOTHER KUMBAKONAM WAITING? Three of the most popular schools of Panaji -
Mustifund High School, People's High School and Progress High School - are
found to be unsafe as far as fire safety is concerned. (GT)

TO AVOID TN-LIKE TRAGEDY: The Education Department has formally decided to
issue a circular to all government aided private schools to ensure that
proper drinking water and toilet facilities are provided to staff and
students, failing which the grants to these institutions will be withheld
in future. The Chief Minister had mentioned this to Gomantak Times on
Sunday. The circular will also direct the schools` authorities - private
or government - to ensure that the school premises are made safe in order
to avert any fire tragedies like the recent one in Kumbakonam-Tamil Nadu.
(Jyoti Dhond in GT)

MAN HELD WITH DRUGS: The Margao town police conducted a raid and held one
Narayan Khirgal, a native from Bijapur, for possessing ganja worth
Rs.10,000. Khirgal, who works as a coolie, was held with 950 grams of
ganja near Hari Mandir, Margao. (NT)

STRAY CATTLE: The Panjim Bench of the Bombay High Court has asked the
civic bodies to inform the court of the steps taken to control stray
cattle, observing that it would designate an officer from the Panchayats
who would be responsible to see that these cattle do not venture into the
streets. This observation was made in a letter petition filed by Audhut
Kurtorkar of Pernem, who has raised the problem of stray cattle at the
Mapusa bus stand. (H)

MOPA AIRPORT: Three international companies have been short listed for
conducting the techno-economic feasibility study of Mopa airport, while
the Ministry of Civil Aviation Organisation has granted no objection to
the state government to enter into a Management Services Agreement with
ICAO. Stating this in the legislative Assembly on July 19, CM Parrikar
said that the state government and ICAO are in the process of selecting a
tenderer for the techno economic feasibility study. (GT)

CM REFUTES CHARGES ON IFFI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on July 19
drew wind out of the Congress MLA`s charges on International Film Festival
of India 2004, by stating that all IFFI-related decisions were taken by
the Core Committee in which three MLAs of the Opposition are members.
Parikar announced that the IFFI 2004 would be held as scheduled, since the
Government of India had committed in writing to the state government here
about holding the festival in Goa. The Chief Minister said that the four
multiplexes were being constructed for meeting the requirements of
International Film Festival, and its future usage will be decided later.
(GT)

PANCHAYAT FUNCTIONING: Functioning of village panchayats, connivance of
panchayat officials in allowing illegal constructions, lack of political
will to clamp down on such structures, panchayats turning into hot beds of
politics and corruption, instability in panchayats were highlighted by
members in the Goa assembly during the debate on demand for grants of
panchayats, revenue, civil supplies, land survey, etc. (H)

ACTION AGAINST FOREIGNERS: Foreigners in Goa are conducting business
illegally since they have neither visa nor permission to conduct business
activities in Goa, said Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes on July 19 during
Zero Hour in the Assembly. He demanded action against such persons. CM
Parrikar told the MLA to give him the names of such foreigners who were
involved in such unlawful activities. (GT)

VEHICLES STOLEN: More than 500 vehicles had been stolen from Goa since
January 2001 and only 190 vehicles have been traced. This information was
given in a written reply by the Chief Minister in the Goa Assembly to a
question tabled by Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes on July 19. (H)

ENTERTAINMENT TAX: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, informed the
Assembly on July 19 that the State government is likely to issue a
notification waiving off entertainment tax on cinema theatres in the first
week of August as proposed in the new State entertainment policy. (NT)

DISMISS GOA GOVT: CONG: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Luizinho
Faleiro said he had urged the dismissal of the government as it had
resorted to harassing the opposition MLAs and even the voices of
opposition such as Margao businessman Damodar Datta Naik and Dr Francisco
Colaco through raids on their establishments while it had shied away from
initiating action in a number of cases. (GT)

AIRPORT WORKERS ON HUNGER STRIKE: The airport workers have commenced a
relay hunger strike at the Dabolim airport, to protest against the planned
privatisation programme of Delhi and Mumbai airports. (H)

POLICEMAN'S VEHICLE STOLEN: Some unknown culprits stole Spectra
motorcycle, belonging to a police personnel Mr Oscar D`Souza, from a
parking lot behind the electricity department on July 8. (NT)

ILUG-Goa (India Linux Users' Group, Goa) in collaboration with Goa Science
Centre, Panaji, invites you for the monthly FLOSS talk and meeting on July
24 from 3 pm-5 pm at Goa Science Centre, Miramar, Panaji. There will be an
introductory talk on GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Programme) along
with a demo of a GPS (global positioning system) user-level gadget, that
works on a laptop. The GNU Image Manipulation Programme - "the GIMP" - is
a freely available graphic design program that runs on virtually all Unix
and Linux platforms, and is included with most Linux distributions,
including Red Hat, SuSE, and Debian GNU/Linux. There will also be
discussions on other topics related to Free/Libre and Open Source
Software. For details visit or sign-up at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ilug-goa

TOURISTS LACK MODESTY: Archbishop-Emeritus Raul N Gonsalves has identified
a lack of modesty as one of the chief offences of individual tourists
visiting the famed beaches in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. According
to a report in the Catholic News Service, Archbishop Gonsalves who
participated in the recent Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers`
Sixth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism in Bangkok-Thailand,
said: "The permissive lifestyle of foreign tourists, nudity, massages on
the beaches, infatuations and drug use induce local youth to experiment
with drugs and sex." (H)

TOURISM SECTOR HAS GREAT POTENTIAL: The Australian Consul General in
Mumbai, Mr Donald Cairns, visited the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
on July 19. After a presentation, Mr Cairns said, "I look upon this visit
as an opportunity to learn about Goa and inform about Australian
capabilities." (NT)

PREPARATIONS FOR EXPOSITION: Preparations have started in earnest for the
Exposition of the relics of St. Francis Xavier at the Basilica of Bom
Jesus at Old Goa in November this year. The event, which is expected to
attract three million people, will be inaugurated on November 21 and
conclude on January 2, next year. "Being a major public event taking place
after 10 years, the mood is upbeat among the Church as well as civic
officials," said Fr Olavo Velho Pereira, the director of the Goa Diocesan
Centre for Social Communications Media. Archbishop Fillipe Neri Ferrao of
Goa and Daman has already issued a pastoral letter exhorting the faithful
"to participate actively in the different programmes and events that will
be organised at various levels, so that the entire ecclesial community of
this archdiocese is prepared to receive the bountiful gifts of God on the
occasion". "The archdiocese will make arrangements to provide
accommodation to all people - including the economically backward," he
said. (SAR News)

VINTAGE CAR DISPLAY: Goa's first exclusive vintage car showroom, Ashvek
Vintage World, displaying a wide range of cars from the 1931-50 period,
was commissioned by Digamber Kamat, Minsiter of Power. The brainchild of
Goa`s passionate collector of cars and art of yesteryears, Pradeep Naik,
AVM has on display a 1931 Peugeot, a 1939 Mercedes, a 1948 Chevrolet Fleet
Master model, a 1947 Morris 8 and an unbelievable double engine German
Vandall Tempo car, among others, like a Ford 1933. (H)

THOSE WITH BOUNCING EMAIL ADDRESSES: If your Goanet-news or Goanet
dispatches suddenly stop arriving in your mailbox, it's almost certainly
your bouncing email address which is the cause. Email addresses which
reject Goanet more than 5-6 times are automatically switched to the
NO-MAIL option. In this case, you need to write to viviana at goanet.org and
request her to reset your settings. Also don't forget to mention which
list you're on, says a note from the Goanet Admin Team.

SOPHIA COLLEGE EX-STUDENT ASSOCIATION: The Sophia College for Women,
Mumbai, had their ex-student meeting at the Nirmala Institute, Panjim. Sr.
Mary Braganza, former principal of Sophia came chaired the meeting and
nudged the ex-students into empowering women and to give back to society.
Nicola Monteiro, a specialist in Water Harvesting, promised to send to Goa
a member of their team who works on water harvesting in urban areas. A few
members have offered to do rain water harvesting in their own homes. Norma
Alvares, lawyer and social activist of Goa Foundation, offered to send an
experienced team to schools and building complexes to explain the
procedure for effective waste management. Gemma, Medical Mission Sister,
mentioned to the CRI (Catholic Religious of India) meeting that this
service which can be implemented in the schools run by Religious. While
the members thanked the outgoing President Irene Barros, Nirmala Costa
Frias was unanimously voted the new President. It was decided to have two
Secretaries - Nayantara de Lima Leitao from Vasco and Anita Pinto from
Mapusa. Jennifer Mendes will continue to be the Treasurer. This is a call
to all ex-Sophia students to join SCESA. Contact: Nirmala Tel:
2222312/3090377 email: casacostafrias at sancharnet.in Nayantara Tel:
2512378/3110982 email: lima_goa at sancharnet.in Anita Tel: 2250594 email:
anitahi at sancharnet.in

S P O R T S

SANTA CRUZ CLINCH TITLE: Santa Cruz Sports Club scored a classy yet chancy
3-1 win over St Michael Sports Club, Goa Velha, to emerge champions in the
all Goa football tournament organised by Mandur Parish Youth,at Church
Grounds, Mandur. (H)

D E A T H S
19 July: Saligao: HIGINO GEOFRAI (GEOFFREY) CONCEICAO D`SOUZA: (Geoff`s
Limited, Ex-Uganda), husband of Lizzie, brother of late Muriel D`Souza,
brother-in-law of Commander Aloy Gomes and late Lucy Graca-Pinto/late
Mario Graca-Pinto; uncle of Jennifer-Jane, Henrika/Stanley,
Cheryl-Anne/Greg. Funeral cortege will leave residence at Ararim on
20-7-2004 at 4 pm. No condolences please.
19 July: Sanvordem: ROSY MARIE VAZ: wife of late Santan, mother of
Michael/Helen, Neves/Angela, Ramson/Clara, Clara/Domnic, Alcina/Manuel,
Agnes/Pascoal, Prexie/Veron.
19 July: Tivim-Cansa: PETER ALEX FERRAO, son of late Baptista Francis
Ferrao/late Mary, brother of late Menino/Mary Magdaline.
19 July: Nagoa-Verna: REMY LAZARO FERNANDES: son of late Baptisto/late
Angelica, brother of Maxie (Arts)/Espy, Maria Agusta/Camilo,
Greg/Connie, Sr Brita, Martha/Cajie.
19 July: Calangute-Porbavaddo: JOSE LUCAS PEREIRA: husband of Selsa,
father of Gloria/Peter Fernandes.
17 July: Goa Velha: DOMINGOS V DE MIRANDA: husband of Branca Martins,
father of Juliet, Santaninho and Antoinette.
19 July: Calanute-Sauntavaddo: EMILIAN LOURDES FERNANDES: wife of Xavier,
mother of George/Rosa, JoseEscolina.
18 July: Vasco: SEBASTINA FERNANDES: wife of late Luis Caetano, mother
of Diogo/Piedade, Severina/late Paul D`Silva, Francis/Christina,
Joaquim/Lourdina.
19 July: Fatorda: SEBASTIAO F CRASTO: husband of late Maria Conceicao,
father of Maria/Manuel, Socorro/Maria Rusada, Angelina/Antonio.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 29.9 degC; Min temp; 24.1 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 967.7 mm
Weather: It rained a bit last night. This morning the weather is cloudy
in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald; WE=Weekender;
TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
joel3
2004-07-20 07:18:24 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
20 July 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news
GoaNEWS-14 Jul 04:
H I G H L I G H T S:
* Rave parties to be banned: CM * Goa`s first test tube twins born *
Rotary club of Panaji Mid-Town donates, school essential to needy
children * Great escape rally on July 24.

BUS FARE HIKE: Transport minister Pandurang Madkaikar has said that the
government has decided to marginally hike bus fares from 5 August in view
of increase in prices of fuel and spare parts...He said that though the
Goa Bus Owners Association was demanding a hike, most of the time private
operators were charging less than the prescribed fares thereby causing
adverse impact on the state-owned KTC's income. (GT)

ANOTHER KUMBAKONAM WAITING? Three of the most popular schools of Panaji -
Mustifund High School, People's High School and Progress High School - are
found to be unsafe as far as fire safety is concerned. (GT)

TO AVOID TN-LIKE TRAGEDY: The Education Department has formally decided to
issue a circular to all government aided private schools to ensure that
proper drinking water and toilet facilities are provided to staff and
students, failing which the grants to these institutions will be withheld
in future. The Chief Minister had mentioned this to Gomantak Times on
Sunday. The circular will also direct the schools` authorities - private
or government - to ensure that the school premises are made safe in order
to avert any fire tragedies like the recent one in Kumbakonam-Tamil Nadu.
(Jyoti Dhond in GT)

MAN HELD WITH DRUGS: The Margao town police conducted a raid and held one
Narayan Khirgal, a native from Bijapur, for possessing ganja worth
Rs.10,000. Khirgal, who works as a coolie, was held with 950 grams of
ganja near Hari Mandir, Margao. (NT)

STRAY CATTLE: The Panjim Bench of the Bombay High Court has asked the
civic bodies to inform the court of the steps taken to control stray
cattle, observing that it would designate an officer from the Panchayats
who would be responsible to see that these cattle do not venture into the
streets. This observation was made in a letter petition filed by Audhut
Kurtorkar of Pernem, who has raised the problem of stray cattle at the
Mapusa bus stand. (H)

MOPA AIRPORT: Three international companies have been short listed for
conducting the techno-economic feasibility study of Mopa airport, while
the Ministry of Civil Aviation Organisation has granted no objection to
the state government to enter into a Management Services Agreement with
ICAO. Stating this in the legislative Assembly on July 19, CM Parrikar
said that the state government and ICAO are in the process of selecting a
tenderer for the techno economic feasibility study. (GT)

CM REFUTES CHARGES ON IFFI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on July 19
drew wind out of the Congress MLA`s charges on International Film Festival
of India 2004, by stating that all IFFI-related decisions were taken by
the Core Committee in which three MLAs of the Opposition are members.
Parikar announced that the IFFI 2004 would be held as scheduled, since the
Government of India had committed in writing to the state government here
about holding the festival in Goa. The Chief Minister said that the four
multiplexes were being constructed for meeting the requirements of
International Film Festival, and its future usage will be decided later.
(GT)

PANCHAYAT FUNCTIONING: Functioning of village panchayats, connivance of
panchayat officials in allowing illegal constructions, lack of political
will to clamp down on such structures, panchayats turning into hot beds of
politics and corruption, instability in panchayats were highlighted by
members in the Goa assembly during the debate on demand for grants of
panchayats, revenue, civil supplies, land survey, etc. (H)

ACTION AGAINST FOREIGNERS: Foreigners in Goa are conducting business
illegally since they have neither visa nor permission to conduct business
activities in Goa, said Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes on July 19 during
Zero Hour in the Assembly. He demanded action against such persons. CM
Parrikar told the MLA to give him the names of such foreigners who were
involved in such unlawful activities. (GT)

VEHICLES STOLEN: More than 500 vehicles had been stolen from Goa since
January 2001 and only 190 vehicles have been traced. This information was
given in a written reply by the Chief Minister in the Goa Assembly to a
question tabled by Poinguinim MLA Isidore Fernandes on July 19. (H)

ENTERTAINMENT TAX: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, informed the
Assembly on July 19 that the State government is likely to issue a
notification waiving off entertainment tax on cinema theatres in the first
week of August as proposed in the new State entertainment policy. (NT)

DISMISS GOA GOVT: CONG: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Luizinho
Faleiro said he had urged the dismissal of the government as it had
resorted to harassing the opposition MLAs and even the voices of
opposition such as Margao businessman Damodar Datta Naik and Dr Francisco
Colaco through raids on their establishments while it had shied away from
initiating action in a number of cases. (GT)

AIRPORT WORKERS ON HUNGER STRIKE: The airport workers have commenced a
relay hunger strike at the Dabolim airport, to protest against the planned
privatisation programme of Delhi and Mumbai airports. (H)

POLICEMAN'S VEHICLE STOLEN: Some unknown culprits stole Spectra
motorcycle, belonging to a police personnel Mr Oscar D`Souza, from a
parking lot behind the electricity department on July 8. (NT)

ILUG-Goa (India Linux Users' Group, Goa) in collaboration with Goa Science
Centre, Panaji, invites you for the monthly FLOSS talk and meeting on July
24 from 3 pm-5 pm at Goa Science Centre, Miramar, Panaji. There will be an
introductory talk on GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Programme) along
with a demo of a GPS (global positioning system) user-level gadget, that
works on a laptop. The GNU Image Manipulation Programme - "the GIMP" - is
a freely available graphic design program that runs on virtually all Unix
and Linux platforms, and is included with most Linux distributions,
including Red Hat, SuSE, and Debian GNU/Linux. There will also be
discussions on other topics related to Free/Libre and Open Source
Software. For details visit or sign-up at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ilug-goa

TOURISTS LACK MODESTY: Archbishop-Emeritus Raul N Gonsalves has identified
a lack of modesty as one of the chief offences of individual tourists
visiting the famed beaches in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. According
to a report in the Catholic News Service, Archbishop Gonsalves who
participated in the recent Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers`
Sixth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism in Bangkok-Thailand,
said: "The permissive lifestyle of foreign tourists, nudity, massages on
the beaches, infatuations and drug use induce local youth to experiment
with drugs and sex." (H)

TOURISM SECTOR HAS GREAT POTENTIAL: The Australian Consul General in
Mumbai, Mr Donald Cairns, visited the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
on July 19. After a presentation, Mr Cairns said, "I look upon this visit
as an opportunity to learn about Goa and inform about Australian
capabilities." (NT)

PREPARATIONS FOR EXPOSITION: Preparations have started in earnest for the
Exposition of the relics of St. Francis Xavier at the Basilica of Bom
Jesus at Old Goa in November this year. The event, which is expected to
attract three million people, will be inaugurated on November 21 and
conclude on January 2, next year. "Being a major public event taking place
after 10 years, the mood is upbeat among the Church as well as civic
officials," said Fr Olavo Velho Pereira, the director of the Goa Diocesan
Centre for Social Communications Media. Archbishop Fillipe Neri Ferrao of
Goa and Daman has already issued a pastoral letter exhorting the faithful
"to participate actively in the different programmes and events that will
be organised at various levels, so that the entire ecclesial community of
this archdiocese is prepared to receive the bountiful gifts of God on the
occasion". "The archdiocese will make arrangements to provide
accommodation to all people - including the economically backward," he
said. (SAR News)

VINTAGE CAR DISPLAY: Goa's first exclusive vintage car showroom, Ashvek
Vintage World, displaying a wide range of cars from the 1931-50 period,
was commissioned by Digamber Kamat, Minsiter of Power. The brainchild of
Goa`s passionate collector of cars and art of yesteryears, Pradeep Naik,
AVM has on display a 1931 Peugeot, a 1939 Mercedes, a 1948 Chevrolet Fleet
Master model, a 1947 Morris 8 and an unbelievable double engine German
Vandall Tempo car, among others, like a Ford 1933. (H)

THOSE WITH BOUNCING EMAIL ADDRESSES: If your Goanet-news or Goanet
dispatches suddenly stop arriving in your mailbox, it's almost certainly
your bouncing email address which is the cause. Email addresses which
reject Goanet more than 5-6 times are automatically switched to the
NO-MAIL option. In this case, you need to write to viviana at goanet.org and
request her to reset your settings. Also don't forget to mention which
list you're on, says a note from the Goanet Admin Team.

SOPHIA COLLEGE EX-STUDENT ASSOCIATION: The Sophia College for Women,
Mumbai, had their ex-student meeting at the Nirmala Institute, Panjim. Sr.
Mary Braganza, former principal of Sophia came chaired the meeting and
nudged the ex-students into empowering women and to give back to society.
Nicola Monteiro, a specialist in Water Harvesting, promised to send to Goa
a member of their team who works on water harvesting in urban areas. A few
members have offered to do rain water harvesting in their own homes. Norma
Alvares, lawyer and social activist of Goa Foundation, offered to send an
experienced team to schools and building complexes to explain the
procedure for effective waste management. Gemma, Medical Mission Sister,
mentioned to the CRI (Catholic Religious of India) meeting that this
service which can be implemented in the schools run by Religious. While
the members thanked the outgoing President Irene Barros, Nirmala Costa
Frias was unanimously voted the new President. It was decided to have two
Secretaries - Nayantara de Lima Leitao from Vasco and Anita Pinto from
Mapusa. Jennifer Mendes will continue to be the Treasurer. This is a call
to all ex-Sophia students to join SCESA. Contact: Nirmala Tel:
2222312/3090377 email: casacostafrias at sancharnet.in Nayantara Tel:
2512378/3110982 email: lima_goa at sancharnet.in Anita Tel: 2250594 email:
anitahi at sancharnet.in

S P O R T S

SANTA CRUZ CLINCH TITLE: Santa Cruz Sports Club scored a classy yet chancy
3-1 win over St Michael Sports Club, Goa Velha, to emerge champions in the
all Goa football tournament organised by Mandur Parish Youth,at Church
Grounds, Mandur. (H)

D E A T H S
19 July: Saligao: HIGINO GEOFRAI (GEOFFREY) CONCEICAO D`SOUZA: (Geoff`s
Limited, Ex-Uganda), husband of Lizzie, brother of late Muriel D`Souza,
brother-in-law of Commander Aloy Gomes and late Lucy Graca-Pinto/late
Mario Graca-Pinto; uncle of Jennifer-Jane, Henrika/Stanley,
Cheryl-Anne/Greg. Funeral cortege will leave residence at Ararim on
20-7-2004 at 4 pm. No condolences please.
19 July: Sanvordem: ROSY MARIE VAZ: wife of late Santan, mother of
Michael/Helen, Neves/Angela, Ramson/Clara, Clara/Domnic, Alcina/Manuel,
Agnes/Pascoal, Prexie/Veron.
19 July: Tivim-Cansa: PETER ALEX FERRAO, son of late Baptista Francis
Ferrao/late Mary, brother of late Menino/Mary Magdaline.
19 July: Nagoa-Verna: REMY LAZARO FERNANDES: son of late Baptisto/late
Angelica, brother of Maxie (Arts)/Espy, Maria Agusta/Camilo,
Greg/Connie, Sr Brita, Martha/Cajie.
19 July: Calangute-Porbavaddo: JOSE LUCAS PEREIRA: husband of Selsa,
father of Gloria/Peter Fernandes.
17 July: Goa Velha: DOMINGOS V DE MIRANDA: husband of Branca Martins,
father of Juliet, Santaninho and Antoinette.
19 July: Calanute-Sauntavaddo: EMILIAN LOURDES FERNANDES: wife of Xavier,
mother of George/Rosa, JoseEscolina.
18 July: Vasco: SEBASTINA FERNANDES: wife of late Luis Caetano, mother
of Diogo/Piedade, Severina/late Paul D`Silva, Francis/Christina,
Joaquim/Lourdina.
19 July: Fatorda: SEBASTIAO F CRASTO: husband of late Maria Conceicao,
father of Maria/Manuel, Socorro/Maria Rusada, Angelina/Antonio.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 29.9 degC; Min temp; 24.1 degC; Humidity: 93% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 967.7 mm
Weather: It rained a bit last night. This morning the weather is cloudy
in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald; WE=Weekender;
TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.

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