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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
17 Oct 2003

THREE DEPTS INDICTED: The probe by the development Commissioner into the
out-break of jaundice in the city (Panaji) has indicted three government
departments for their kneejerk reaction to the crisis and recommended a
detailed inquiry to fix responsibility. Dr Vijay Madan, who submitted his
preliminary report to the government recently, examined the role played by
the Corporation of the City of Panjim, Directorate of Health Services and
Public Works Department. Contamination of drinking water occurred between 11
July and 4 August after sewage seeped into the main water pipeline. However,
the source of contamination was identified 20 days after the first report of
foul smell from water. (GT)

ACTION AGAINST MISUSERS OF ACCOMMODATION LIKELY: After turning a Nelson's
eye for years now, the authorities are finally bracing up to crack a whip
against government servants misusing government accommodation. As a first
measure, the district Collector JB Singh, has issued a circular to the heads
of departments and offices on the allotment of government accommodation, and
asked the employees to submit detailed information in a proforma positively
by October 30. (H)

FDA CONDUCTS RAIDS IN MARGAO, PONDA: The inspectors of Food and Drugs
Administration, Panaji, conducted raids at Margao and Ponda following the
discovery of a worm-infested chocolate at Mapusa on Wednesday. According to
FDA director SN Tripathi, two separate teams verified confectionery stocks
at shops, wholesale dealers and distributors. Referring to the news about
worms found in capsules manufactured by a Goan company at Nagpur, Tripathi
said the FDA officials also inspected the stocks at a pharmaceutical
company, situated at Karaswada, Mapusa, but no such evidence was found.
Nevertheless, the samples have been sent to the FDA laboratory for testing,
he informed. (GT)

CHOCOLATE AND ETHICS: Has India become a dumping ground for unsafe and
substandard consumer food items and soft drinks by the MNCs? The evidence is
not one and it is not isolated. First it was hazardous mineral water, then
it was pesticide-containing soft drinks, and now it is worm-invested
chocolates. Several consumers in Pune, Mumbai and Goa have discovered works
in chocolates of Cadbury brand, triggering a series of investigations and
seizure of stocks by the Food and Drug Administration office in the two
states. Cadbury is the largest player in the Indian chocolate market,
followed by Nestle India and Amul. The question that immediately arises is:
does market leadership mean abdication of ethical values? (Edit in NT)

DEBATE ON STATE'S DEVELOPMENT: Agriculture, education, healthcare, tourism
and industry are among the areas identified for consideration of some 600
delegates picked up from a Goan diaspora who are expected to participate in
a 3-day global conference scheduled in early January, next year. The
conference-Gomant Vishwa Sammelan-scheduled to be held from January 3 to 5
next year, is aimed at involving an "eager-to-help" set of Goans in the
present and future development process of the State, Chief Secretary DS
Negi, announced in Panjim yesterday. Mr Negi said that some 300 Goans based
abroad and an equal number residing elsewhere in India are expected to
attend this conference. He said some big names in the field of industry as
well as academics are being identified to confirm their participation well
in advance. (H)

PROTEST DHARNA AGAINST PWD NEGLIGENCE: The Socorro Civic & Consumer Forum
will organise a protest dharna on 17th October at Mapusa PWD office, opp KTC
Bus stand, at 10 am, and submit a memorandum to the Bardez Mamlatdar and
Public Grievance Officer. The dharna will highlight the negligence of the
PWD with regards the collapse of the Bobd (open tunnel) and road closure due
to landslides. The road closure has caused untold hardships, inconvenience
and endangerment for citizens travelling to and from Porvorim from the
Socorro wards of Ambirna, Maina and Zosvaddo. Moreover people travelling to
Salvador do Mundo, and Pomburpa now have to take a lengthy detour. The
dharna will also highlight the plight of pedestrians and vehicles using the
National Highway 17 which has become extremely dangerous for the villagers.
(Valentine Coelho, Convenor)

A MERE SCAVENGER? Is the job of the Corporation of the City of Panaji only
to collect garbage, clean gutters and sweep the streets? Well it just seems
so, said the corporators at a monthly meeting held yesterday. One of the
main topics raised during the meeting was the International Film Festival in
India which is proposed to be held in Panjim, the permanent venue for the
IFFI and the exclusion of the Corporation and its key officials in the core
committee constituted by the government. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO FOCUS ON DEMENTIA: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion
event to be held today, will feature the topic "Dementia: A new
understanding, a new hope" by Dr Amit Dias, honorary secretary of the
Dementia Society of Goa. The Friday Balcao will discuss various issues
related to Dementia and identify possible interventions. It is estimated
that there are 3000 people suffering from Dementia in Goa.

KRISHI GHARS: The Chief Secretary, Mr Dev Singh Negi, said that around 30
krishi ghars would be operational in the state by the end of March next
year. The krishi ghars are run by the agricultural producers' societies and
the procurement of products and marketing form the key factors in their
operation. He also said that the Goa Horticultural Corporation will be
acting as the nodal agency for giving subsidies to such projects. (NT)

LIFE GUARDS AT THE RECEIVING END? Whenever there is death due to drowning in
the sea, the first question that comes to mind is whether a life guard was
present at the time of the incident? However, the way life guards are being
treated by the tourists is pathetic. "The tourists abuse us, some become
violent and sometimes we are even assault". "The tourism department too has
not taken our case and we are still being treated as labourers," says
frustrated life guard. (GT)

MARG TO OBSERVE 3-DAY MOURNING: MARG activists will observe a three-day
mourning to highlight the agony and pain suffered by an aged old mother,
when she lost her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in a tragic
road mishap in Verna on 5 September. A 50-hour satyagraha will be observed
beginning on 18 October at 9 am at the Freedom Fighters' Office at Lohia
Maidan, Margao. (GT)

GOA TO HOST FORENSIC MEDICON 2004: Silver Jubilee Forensic Medicon-2004, the
25th annual event of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine and World
Congress on Forensic Medicine will be held at the new auditorium of the
National Institute of Oceanography at Dona Paula from 7 to 9 February 2004.
A new website pertaining to the conference www.goagovt.nic.in/forensic2004
was launched by Health Minister Dr Suresh Amonkar yesterday. (GT)

VERNA COMUNIDADE OKAYS LAND FOR FOOTBALL GROUND: The shareholders of Verna
Comunidade at its extra-ordinary general body meeting held recently, in a
majority decision approved the request of the Verna panchayat for the
allotment of 36,600 sq mts of land for setting up of a football ground. (H)

IFFI ORGANISERS, BEWARE! The shocking news of the rape of a Swiss diplomat
outside the venue of the ongoing International Film Festival of India on
Wednesday Night at New Delhi, must have sent a wave of uneasiness in Goa
where the IFFI will be staged next year. (Jeronimo Fernandes, Assonora, in a
letter to the editor, GT)

TIATR "PORDDO" TO BE RELEASED: Writer and director of the Konkani stage John
D'Silva will release his new non-stop tiatr "Porddo" (Curtain) all over Goa
on October 25. (H)

VAZ CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF GOA: With no formal training at all, Thomas'
artistic shots of Goa and all things Goan are so enduringly breathtaking,
that he became the first Goan to be awarded a national award (1979) and the
President's award subsequently. Born in Mapusa's famous family of Pedro
Vicente Vaz or Mr Baker, Thomas displayed keen interest in photography and
wanted to master the art from a very tender age. His work includes colour
postcards of Goa, cards, slides, booklets, holders, Goa souvenir (Old Goa:
Rome of the East) and a pictorial book entitled Goa, Images and Impessions".
(Rajeshree A Nagarsekar in Herald Insight)

HARSHADA FOR FRANCE: Artist Harshada Kerkar Sonak has left on a painting
tour of France and Portugal. Harshada is commissioned for portraits in
Lisbon which will be exhibited there. The tour will conclude with her
exhibition of still lives organised at Tolaris Art Gallery in France. (NT)

S P O R T S

CABRAL STUN SALGAOCAR: Underdogs Cabral SC pulled up one of the biggest
upsets in the Servo Governor's Cup football tournament when they stunned
crowd pullers Salgoaocar SC by a solitary goal victory to enter the
semi-finals at GFA's Duler grounds in Mapusa yesterday. The match winning
goal came in the 67th minute through striker Thomas D'Cruz of a free kick.
(GT)

CHINCHINIM THRASH ST SAVIO: Strong contenders CRC Chinchinim thrashed St
Savio SC, Calangute, 4-0 to storm into the finals of the Seagram's Imperial
Blue Champions Cup football tournament at Taleigao yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
14 Oct: Panjim: ALBERTINA JOSEFA LUISA DE SOUZA E FERNANDES: relict of
Antonio Carminho, mother of late Beatriz/Aleixinho, Andre/Paula,
Simon/Bertha, Michael (ex-MLA)/hyacinth, Fernando/Fatima and Bitush/Manuel.
16 Oct Navelim: VISHNU BOMBI KUNCOLIEKAR: husband of Laxmi, father of
Satish/Sunita, Vinay/Pranati and Dayanand.
06 Oct: Sydney, Australia: JOHN BAPTIST CANDIDO D'SA: (Ex London and
Kenya
Police and Courts), husband of Angela (Aggie), Father of Christine,
Glafy, Milla and Shelley. Father-in-law of Joe Gomes, Braz Goes, John Moran
and Rodney Lavocah, Grandfather of Andrea Gomes, Mark, Ian and Gary Goes,
Sean Moran and Alan and Lisa Lavocah, all of Sydney. Condolences to:
joegomesau at yahoo.com.au

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 degC (79.3 degF) at 8.80 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.6 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2699.6 mm
Weather: The morning is nice and cool today in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-10-17 04:57:02 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
17 Oct 2003

THREE DEPTS INDICTED: The probe by the development Commissioner into the
out-break of jaundice in the city (Panaji) has indicted three government
departments for their kneejerk reaction to the crisis and recommended a
detailed inquiry to fix responsibility. Dr Vijay Madan, who submitted his
preliminary report to the government recently, examined the role played by
the Corporation of the City of Panjim, Directorate of Health Services and
Public Works Department. Contamination of drinking water occurred between 11
July and 4 August after sewage seeped into the main water pipeline. However,
the source of contamination was identified 20 days after the first report of
foul smell from water. (GT)

ACTION AGAINST MISUSERS OF ACCOMMODATION LIKELY: After turning a Nelson's
eye for years now, the authorities are finally bracing up to crack a whip
against government servants misusing government accommodation. As a first
measure, the district Collector JB Singh, has issued a circular to the heads
of departments and offices on the allotment of government accommodation, and
asked the employees to submit detailed information in a proforma positively
by October 30. (H)

FDA CONDUCTS RAIDS IN MARGAO, PONDA: The inspectors of Food and Drugs
Administration, Panaji, conducted raids at Margao and Ponda following the
discovery of a worm-infested chocolate at Mapusa on Wednesday. According to
FDA director SN Tripathi, two separate teams verified confectionery stocks
at shops, wholesale dealers and distributors. Referring to the news about
worms found in capsules manufactured by a Goan company at Nagpur, Tripathi
said the FDA officials also inspected the stocks at a pharmaceutical
company, situated at Karaswada, Mapusa, but no such evidence was found.
Nevertheless, the samples have been sent to the FDA laboratory for testing,
he informed. (GT)

CHOCOLATE AND ETHICS: Has India become a dumping ground for unsafe and
substandard consumer food items and soft drinks by the MNCs? The evidence is
not one and it is not isolated. First it was hazardous mineral water, then
it was pesticide-containing soft drinks, and now it is worm-invested
chocolates. Several consumers in Pune, Mumbai and Goa have discovered works
in chocolates of Cadbury brand, triggering a series of investigations and
seizure of stocks by the Food and Drug Administration office in the two
states. Cadbury is the largest player in the Indian chocolate market,
followed by Nestle India and Amul. The question that immediately arises is:
does market leadership mean abdication of ethical values? (Edit in NT)

DEBATE ON STATE'S DEVELOPMENT: Agriculture, education, healthcare, tourism
and industry are among the areas identified for consideration of some 600
delegates picked up from a Goan diaspora who are expected to participate in
a 3-day global conference scheduled in early January, next year. The
conference-Gomant Vishwa Sammelan-scheduled to be held from January 3 to 5
next year, is aimed at involving an "eager-to-help" set of Goans in the
present and future development process of the State, Chief Secretary DS
Negi, announced in Panjim yesterday. Mr Negi said that some 300 Goans based
abroad and an equal number residing elsewhere in India are expected to
attend this conference. He said some big names in the field of industry as
well as academics are being identified to confirm their participation well
in advance. (H)

PROTEST DHARNA AGAINST PWD NEGLIGENCE: The Socorro Civic & Consumer Forum
will organise a protest dharna on 17th October at Mapusa PWD office, opp KTC
Bus stand, at 10 am, and submit a memorandum to the Bardez Mamlatdar and
Public Grievance Officer. The dharna will highlight the negligence of the
PWD with regards the collapse of the Bobd (open tunnel) and road closure due
to landslides. The road closure has caused untold hardships, inconvenience
and endangerment for citizens travelling to and from Porvorim from the
Socorro wards of Ambirna, Maina and Zosvaddo. Moreover people travelling to
Salvador do Mundo, and Pomburpa now have to take a lengthy detour. The
dharna will also highlight the plight of pedestrians and vehicles using the
National Highway 17 which has become extremely dangerous for the villagers.
(Valentine Coelho, Convenor)

A MERE SCAVENGER? Is the job of the Corporation of the City of Panaji only
to collect garbage, clean gutters and sweep the streets? Well it just seems
so, said the corporators at a monthly meeting held yesterday. One of the
main topics raised during the meeting was the International Film Festival in
India which is proposed to be held in Panjim, the permanent venue for the
IFFI and the exclusion of the Corporation and its key officials in the core
committee constituted by the government. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO FOCUS ON DEMENTIA: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion
event to be held today, will feature the topic "Dementia: A new
understanding, a new hope" by Dr Amit Dias, honorary secretary of the
Dementia Society of Goa. The Friday Balcao will discuss various issues
related to Dementia and identify possible interventions. It is estimated
that there are 3000 people suffering from Dementia in Goa.

KRISHI GHARS: The Chief Secretary, Mr Dev Singh Negi, said that around 30
krishi ghars would be operational in the state by the end of March next
year. The krishi ghars are run by the agricultural producers' societies and
the procurement of products and marketing form the key factors in their
operation. He also said that the Goa Horticultural Corporation will be
acting as the nodal agency for giving subsidies to such projects. (NT)

LIFE GUARDS AT THE RECEIVING END? Whenever there is death due to drowning in
the sea, the first question that comes to mind is whether a life guard was
present at the time of the incident? However, the way life guards are being
treated by the tourists is pathetic. "The tourists abuse us, some become
violent and sometimes we are even assault". "The tourism department too has
not taken our case and we are still being treated as labourers," says
frustrated life guard. (GT)

MARG TO OBSERVE 3-DAY MOURNING: MARG activists will observe a three-day
mourning to highlight the agony and pain suffered by an aged old mother,
when she lost her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in a tragic
road mishap in Verna on 5 September. A 50-hour satyagraha will be observed
beginning on 18 October at 9 am at the Freedom Fighters' Office at Lohia
Maidan, Margao. (GT)

GOA TO HOST FORENSIC MEDICON 2004: Silver Jubilee Forensic Medicon-2004, the
25th annual event of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine and World
Congress on Forensic Medicine will be held at the new auditorium of the
National Institute of Oceanography at Dona Paula from 7 to 9 February 2004.
A new website pertaining to the conference www.goagovt.nic.in/forensic2004
was launched by Health Minister Dr Suresh Amonkar yesterday. (GT)

VERNA COMUNIDADE OKAYS LAND FOR FOOTBALL GROUND: The shareholders of Verna
Comunidade at its extra-ordinary general body meeting held recently, in a
majority decision approved the request of the Verna panchayat for the
allotment of 36,600 sq mts of land for setting up of a football ground. (H)

IFFI ORGANISERS, BEWARE! The shocking news of the rape of a Swiss diplomat
outside the venue of the ongoing International Film Festival of India on
Wednesday Night at New Delhi, must have sent a wave of uneasiness in Goa
where the IFFI will be staged next year. (Jeronimo Fernandes, Assonora, in a
letter to the editor, GT)

TIATR "PORDDO" TO BE RELEASED: Writer and director of the Konkani stage John
D'Silva will release his new non-stop tiatr "Porddo" (Curtain) all over Goa
on October 25. (H)

VAZ CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF GOA: With no formal training at all, Thomas'
artistic shots of Goa and all things Goan are so enduringly breathtaking,
that he became the first Goan to be awarded a national award (1979) and the
President's award subsequently. Born in Mapusa's famous family of Pedro
Vicente Vaz or Mr Baker, Thomas displayed keen interest in photography and
wanted to master the art from a very tender age. His work includes colour
postcards of Goa, cards, slides, booklets, holders, Goa souvenir (Old Goa:
Rome of the East) and a pictorial book entitled Goa, Images and Impessions".
(Rajeshree A Nagarsekar in Herald Insight)

HARSHADA FOR FRANCE: Artist Harshada Kerkar Sonak has left on a painting
tour of France and Portugal. Harshada is commissioned for portraits in
Lisbon which will be exhibited there. The tour will conclude with her
exhibition of still lives organised at Tolaris Art Gallery in France. (NT)

S P O R T S

CABRAL STUN SALGAOCAR: Underdogs Cabral SC pulled up one of the biggest
upsets in the Servo Governor's Cup football tournament when they stunned
crowd pullers Salgoaocar SC by a solitary goal victory to enter the
semi-finals at GFA's Duler grounds in Mapusa yesterday. The match winning
goal came in the 67th minute through striker Thomas D'Cruz of a free kick.
(GT)

CHINCHINIM THRASH ST SAVIO: Strong contenders CRC Chinchinim thrashed St
Savio SC, Calangute, 4-0 to storm into the finals of the Seagram's Imperial
Blue Champions Cup football tournament at Taleigao yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
14 Oct: Panjim: ALBERTINA JOSEFA LUISA DE SOUZA E FERNANDES: relict of
Antonio Carminho, mother of late Beatriz/Aleixinho, Andre/Paula,
Simon/Bertha, Michael (ex-MLA)/hyacinth, Fernando/Fatima and Bitush/Manuel.
16 Oct Navelim: VISHNU BOMBI KUNCOLIEKAR: husband of Laxmi, father of
Satish/Sunita, Vinay/Pranati and Dayanand.
06 Oct: Sydney, Australia: JOHN BAPTIST CANDIDO D'SA: (Ex London and
Kenya
Police and Courts), husband of Angela (Aggie), Father of Christine,
Glafy, Milla and Shelley. Father-in-law of Joe Gomes, Braz Goes, John Moran
and Rodney Lavocah, Grandfather of Andrea Gomes, Mark, Ian and Gary Goes,
Sean Moran and Alan and Lisa Lavocah, all of Sydney. Condolences to:
joegomesau at yahoo.com.au

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 degC (79.3 degF) at 8.80 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.6 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2699.6 mm
Weather: The morning is nice and cool today in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-10-17 04:57:02 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
17 Oct 2003

THREE DEPTS INDICTED: The probe by the development Commissioner into the
out-break of jaundice in the city (Panaji) has indicted three government
departments for their kneejerk reaction to the crisis and recommended a
detailed inquiry to fix responsibility. Dr Vijay Madan, who submitted his
preliminary report to the government recently, examined the role played by
the Corporation of the City of Panjim, Directorate of Health Services and
Public Works Department. Contamination of drinking water occurred between 11
July and 4 August after sewage seeped into the main water pipeline. However,
the source of contamination was identified 20 days after the first report of
foul smell from water. (GT)

ACTION AGAINST MISUSERS OF ACCOMMODATION LIKELY: After turning a Nelson's
eye for years now, the authorities are finally bracing up to crack a whip
against government servants misusing government accommodation. As a first
measure, the district Collector JB Singh, has issued a circular to the heads
of departments and offices on the allotment of government accommodation, and
asked the employees to submit detailed information in a proforma positively
by October 30. (H)

FDA CONDUCTS RAIDS IN MARGAO, PONDA: The inspectors of Food and Drugs
Administration, Panaji, conducted raids at Margao and Ponda following the
discovery of a worm-infested chocolate at Mapusa on Wednesday. According to
FDA director SN Tripathi, two separate teams verified confectionery stocks
at shops, wholesale dealers and distributors. Referring to the news about
worms found in capsules manufactured by a Goan company at Nagpur, Tripathi
said the FDA officials also inspected the stocks at a pharmaceutical
company, situated at Karaswada, Mapusa, but no such evidence was found.
Nevertheless, the samples have been sent to the FDA laboratory for testing,
he informed. (GT)

CHOCOLATE AND ETHICS: Has India become a dumping ground for unsafe and
substandard consumer food items and soft drinks by the MNCs? The evidence is
not one and it is not isolated. First it was hazardous mineral water, then
it was pesticide-containing soft drinks, and now it is worm-invested
chocolates. Several consumers in Pune, Mumbai and Goa have discovered works
in chocolates of Cadbury brand, triggering a series of investigations and
seizure of stocks by the Food and Drug Administration office in the two
states. Cadbury is the largest player in the Indian chocolate market,
followed by Nestle India and Amul. The question that immediately arises is:
does market leadership mean abdication of ethical values? (Edit in NT)

DEBATE ON STATE'S DEVELOPMENT: Agriculture, education, healthcare, tourism
and industry are among the areas identified for consideration of some 600
delegates picked up from a Goan diaspora who are expected to participate in
a 3-day global conference scheduled in early January, next year. The
conference-Gomant Vishwa Sammelan-scheduled to be held from January 3 to 5
next year, is aimed at involving an "eager-to-help" set of Goans in the
present and future development process of the State, Chief Secretary DS
Negi, announced in Panjim yesterday. Mr Negi said that some 300 Goans based
abroad and an equal number residing elsewhere in India are expected to
attend this conference. He said some big names in the field of industry as
well as academics are being identified to confirm their participation well
in advance. (H)

PROTEST DHARNA AGAINST PWD NEGLIGENCE: The Socorro Civic & Consumer Forum
will organise a protest dharna on 17th October at Mapusa PWD office, opp KTC
Bus stand, at 10 am, and submit a memorandum to the Bardez Mamlatdar and
Public Grievance Officer. The dharna will highlight the negligence of the
PWD with regards the collapse of the Bobd (open tunnel) and road closure due
to landslides. The road closure has caused untold hardships, inconvenience
and endangerment for citizens travelling to and from Porvorim from the
Socorro wards of Ambirna, Maina and Zosvaddo. Moreover people travelling to
Salvador do Mundo, and Pomburpa now have to take a lengthy detour. The
dharna will also highlight the plight of pedestrians and vehicles using the
National Highway 17 which has become extremely dangerous for the villagers.
(Valentine Coelho, Convenor)

A MERE SCAVENGER? Is the job of the Corporation of the City of Panaji only
to collect garbage, clean gutters and sweep the streets? Well it just seems
so, said the corporators at a monthly meeting held yesterday. One of the
main topics raised during the meeting was the International Film Festival in
India which is proposed to be held in Panjim, the permanent venue for the
IFFI and the exclusion of the Corporation and its key officials in the core
committee constituted by the government. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO FOCUS ON DEMENTIA: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion
event to be held today, will feature the topic "Dementia: A new
understanding, a new hope" by Dr Amit Dias, honorary secretary of the
Dementia Society of Goa. The Friday Balcao will discuss various issues
related to Dementia and identify possible interventions. It is estimated
that there are 3000 people suffering from Dementia in Goa.

KRISHI GHARS: The Chief Secretary, Mr Dev Singh Negi, said that around 30
krishi ghars would be operational in the state by the end of March next
year. The krishi ghars are run by the agricultural producers' societies and
the procurement of products and marketing form the key factors in their
operation. He also said that the Goa Horticultural Corporation will be
acting as the nodal agency for giving subsidies to such projects. (NT)

LIFE GUARDS AT THE RECEIVING END? Whenever there is death due to drowning in
the sea, the first question that comes to mind is whether a life guard was
present at the time of the incident? However, the way life guards are being
treated by the tourists is pathetic. "The tourists abuse us, some become
violent and sometimes we are even assault". "The tourism department too has
not taken our case and we are still being treated as labourers," says
frustrated life guard. (GT)

MARG TO OBSERVE 3-DAY MOURNING: MARG activists will observe a three-day
mourning to highlight the agony and pain suffered by an aged old mother,
when she lost her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in a tragic
road mishap in Verna on 5 September. A 50-hour satyagraha will be observed
beginning on 18 October at 9 am at the Freedom Fighters' Office at Lohia
Maidan, Margao. (GT)

GOA TO HOST FORENSIC MEDICON 2004: Silver Jubilee Forensic Medicon-2004, the
25th annual event of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine and World
Congress on Forensic Medicine will be held at the new auditorium of the
National Institute of Oceanography at Dona Paula from 7 to 9 February 2004.
A new website pertaining to the conference www.goagovt.nic.in/forensic2004
was launched by Health Minister Dr Suresh Amonkar yesterday. (GT)

VERNA COMUNIDADE OKAYS LAND FOR FOOTBALL GROUND: The shareholders of Verna
Comunidade at its extra-ordinary general body meeting held recently, in a
majority decision approved the request of the Verna panchayat for the
allotment of 36,600 sq mts of land for setting up of a football ground. (H)

IFFI ORGANISERS, BEWARE! The shocking news of the rape of a Swiss diplomat
outside the venue of the ongoing International Film Festival of India on
Wednesday Night at New Delhi, must have sent a wave of uneasiness in Goa
where the IFFI will be staged next year. (Jeronimo Fernandes, Assonora, in a
letter to the editor, GT)

TIATR "PORDDO" TO BE RELEASED: Writer and director of the Konkani stage John
D'Silva will release his new non-stop tiatr "Porddo" (Curtain) all over Goa
on October 25. (H)

VAZ CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF GOA: With no formal training at all, Thomas'
artistic shots of Goa and all things Goan are so enduringly breathtaking,
that he became the first Goan to be awarded a national award (1979) and the
President's award subsequently. Born in Mapusa's famous family of Pedro
Vicente Vaz or Mr Baker, Thomas displayed keen interest in photography and
wanted to master the art from a very tender age. His work includes colour
postcards of Goa, cards, slides, booklets, holders, Goa souvenir (Old Goa:
Rome of the East) and a pictorial book entitled Goa, Images and Impessions".
(Rajeshree A Nagarsekar in Herald Insight)

HARSHADA FOR FRANCE: Artist Harshada Kerkar Sonak has left on a painting
tour of France and Portugal. Harshada is commissioned for portraits in
Lisbon which will be exhibited there. The tour will conclude with her
exhibition of still lives organised at Tolaris Art Gallery in France. (NT)

S P O R T S

CABRAL STUN SALGAOCAR: Underdogs Cabral SC pulled up one of the biggest
upsets in the Servo Governor's Cup football tournament when they stunned
crowd pullers Salgoaocar SC by a solitary goal victory to enter the
semi-finals at GFA's Duler grounds in Mapusa yesterday. The match winning
goal came in the 67th minute through striker Thomas D'Cruz of a free kick.
(GT)

CHINCHINIM THRASH ST SAVIO: Strong contenders CRC Chinchinim thrashed St
Savio SC, Calangute, 4-0 to storm into the finals of the Seagram's Imperial
Blue Champions Cup football tournament at Taleigao yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
14 Oct: Panjim: ALBERTINA JOSEFA LUISA DE SOUZA E FERNANDES: relict of
Antonio Carminho, mother of late Beatriz/Aleixinho, Andre/Paula,
Simon/Bertha, Michael (ex-MLA)/hyacinth, Fernando/Fatima and Bitush/Manuel.
16 Oct Navelim: VISHNU BOMBI KUNCOLIEKAR: husband of Laxmi, father of
Satish/Sunita, Vinay/Pranati and Dayanand.
06 Oct: Sydney, Australia: JOHN BAPTIST CANDIDO D'SA: (Ex London and
Kenya
Police and Courts), husband of Angela (Aggie), Father of Christine,
Glafy, Milla and Shelley. Father-in-law of Joe Gomes, Braz Goes, John Moran
and Rodney Lavocah, Grandfather of Andrea Gomes, Mark, Ian and Gary Goes,
Sean Moran and Alan and Lisa Lavocah, all of Sydney. Condolences to:
joegomesau at yahoo.com.au

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 degC (79.3 degF) at 8.80 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.6 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2699.6 mm
Weather: The morning is nice and cool today in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-10-17 04:57:02 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
17 Oct 2003

THREE DEPTS INDICTED: The probe by the development Commissioner into the
out-break of jaundice in the city (Panaji) has indicted three government
departments for their kneejerk reaction to the crisis and recommended a
detailed inquiry to fix responsibility. Dr Vijay Madan, who submitted his
preliminary report to the government recently, examined the role played by
the Corporation of the City of Panjim, Directorate of Health Services and
Public Works Department. Contamination of drinking water occurred between 11
July and 4 August after sewage seeped into the main water pipeline. However,
the source of contamination was identified 20 days after the first report of
foul smell from water. (GT)

ACTION AGAINST MISUSERS OF ACCOMMODATION LIKELY: After turning a Nelson's
eye for years now, the authorities are finally bracing up to crack a whip
against government servants misusing government accommodation. As a first
measure, the district Collector JB Singh, has issued a circular to the heads
of departments and offices on the allotment of government accommodation, and
asked the employees to submit detailed information in a proforma positively
by October 30. (H)

FDA CONDUCTS RAIDS IN MARGAO, PONDA: The inspectors of Food and Drugs
Administration, Panaji, conducted raids at Margao and Ponda following the
discovery of a worm-infested chocolate at Mapusa on Wednesday. According to
FDA director SN Tripathi, two separate teams verified confectionery stocks
at shops, wholesale dealers and distributors. Referring to the news about
worms found in capsules manufactured by a Goan company at Nagpur, Tripathi
said the FDA officials also inspected the stocks at a pharmaceutical
company, situated at Karaswada, Mapusa, but no such evidence was found.
Nevertheless, the samples have been sent to the FDA laboratory for testing,
he informed. (GT)

CHOCOLATE AND ETHICS: Has India become a dumping ground for unsafe and
substandard consumer food items and soft drinks by the MNCs? The evidence is
not one and it is not isolated. First it was hazardous mineral water, then
it was pesticide-containing soft drinks, and now it is worm-invested
chocolates. Several consumers in Pune, Mumbai and Goa have discovered works
in chocolates of Cadbury brand, triggering a series of investigations and
seizure of stocks by the Food and Drug Administration office in the two
states. Cadbury is the largest player in the Indian chocolate market,
followed by Nestle India and Amul. The question that immediately arises is:
does market leadership mean abdication of ethical values? (Edit in NT)

DEBATE ON STATE'S DEVELOPMENT: Agriculture, education, healthcare, tourism
and industry are among the areas identified for consideration of some 600
delegates picked up from a Goan diaspora who are expected to participate in
a 3-day global conference scheduled in early January, next year. The
conference-Gomant Vishwa Sammelan-scheduled to be held from January 3 to 5
next year, is aimed at involving an "eager-to-help" set of Goans in the
present and future development process of the State, Chief Secretary DS
Negi, announced in Panjim yesterday. Mr Negi said that some 300 Goans based
abroad and an equal number residing elsewhere in India are expected to
attend this conference. He said some big names in the field of industry as
well as academics are being identified to confirm their participation well
in advance. (H)

PROTEST DHARNA AGAINST PWD NEGLIGENCE: The Socorro Civic & Consumer Forum
will organise a protest dharna on 17th October at Mapusa PWD office, opp KTC
Bus stand, at 10 am, and submit a memorandum to the Bardez Mamlatdar and
Public Grievance Officer. The dharna will highlight the negligence of the
PWD with regards the collapse of the Bobd (open tunnel) and road closure due
to landslides. The road closure has caused untold hardships, inconvenience
and endangerment for citizens travelling to and from Porvorim from the
Socorro wards of Ambirna, Maina and Zosvaddo. Moreover people travelling to
Salvador do Mundo, and Pomburpa now have to take a lengthy detour. The
dharna will also highlight the plight of pedestrians and vehicles using the
National Highway 17 which has become extremely dangerous for the villagers.
(Valentine Coelho, Convenor)

A MERE SCAVENGER? Is the job of the Corporation of the City of Panaji only
to collect garbage, clean gutters and sweep the streets? Well it just seems
so, said the corporators at a monthly meeting held yesterday. One of the
main topics raised during the meeting was the International Film Festival in
India which is proposed to be held in Panjim, the permanent venue for the
IFFI and the exclusion of the Corporation and its key officials in the core
committee constituted by the government. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO FOCUS ON DEMENTIA: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion
event to be held today, will feature the topic "Dementia: A new
understanding, a new hope" by Dr Amit Dias, honorary secretary of the
Dementia Society of Goa. The Friday Balcao will discuss various issues
related to Dementia and identify possible interventions. It is estimated
that there are 3000 people suffering from Dementia in Goa.

KRISHI GHARS: The Chief Secretary, Mr Dev Singh Negi, said that around 30
krishi ghars would be operational in the state by the end of March next
year. The krishi ghars are run by the agricultural producers' societies and
the procurement of products and marketing form the key factors in their
operation. He also said that the Goa Horticultural Corporation will be
acting as the nodal agency for giving subsidies to such projects. (NT)

LIFE GUARDS AT THE RECEIVING END? Whenever there is death due to drowning in
the sea, the first question that comes to mind is whether a life guard was
present at the time of the incident? However, the way life guards are being
treated by the tourists is pathetic. "The tourists abuse us, some become
violent and sometimes we are even assault". "The tourism department too has
not taken our case and we are still being treated as labourers," says
frustrated life guard. (GT)

MARG TO OBSERVE 3-DAY MOURNING: MARG activists will observe a three-day
mourning to highlight the agony and pain suffered by an aged old mother,
when she lost her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in a tragic
road mishap in Verna on 5 September. A 50-hour satyagraha will be observed
beginning on 18 October at 9 am at the Freedom Fighters' Office at Lohia
Maidan, Margao. (GT)

GOA TO HOST FORENSIC MEDICON 2004: Silver Jubilee Forensic Medicon-2004, the
25th annual event of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine and World
Congress on Forensic Medicine will be held at the new auditorium of the
National Institute of Oceanography at Dona Paula from 7 to 9 February 2004.
A new website pertaining to the conference www.goagovt.nic.in/forensic2004
was launched by Health Minister Dr Suresh Amonkar yesterday. (GT)

VERNA COMUNIDADE OKAYS LAND FOR FOOTBALL GROUND: The shareholders of Verna
Comunidade at its extra-ordinary general body meeting held recently, in a
majority decision approved the request of the Verna panchayat for the
allotment of 36,600 sq mts of land for setting up of a football ground. (H)

IFFI ORGANISERS, BEWARE! The shocking news of the rape of a Swiss diplomat
outside the venue of the ongoing International Film Festival of India on
Wednesday Night at New Delhi, must have sent a wave of uneasiness in Goa
where the IFFI will be staged next year. (Jeronimo Fernandes, Assonora, in a
letter to the editor, GT)

TIATR "PORDDO" TO BE RELEASED: Writer and director of the Konkani stage John
D'Silva will release his new non-stop tiatr "Porddo" (Curtain) all over Goa
on October 25. (H)

VAZ CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF GOA: With no formal training at all, Thomas'
artistic shots of Goa and all things Goan are so enduringly breathtaking,
that he became the first Goan to be awarded a national award (1979) and the
President's award subsequently. Born in Mapusa's famous family of Pedro
Vicente Vaz or Mr Baker, Thomas displayed keen interest in photography and
wanted to master the art from a very tender age. His work includes colour
postcards of Goa, cards, slides, booklets, holders, Goa souvenir (Old Goa:
Rome of the East) and a pictorial book entitled Goa, Images and Impessions".
(Rajeshree A Nagarsekar in Herald Insight)

HARSHADA FOR FRANCE: Artist Harshada Kerkar Sonak has left on a painting
tour of France and Portugal. Harshada is commissioned for portraits in
Lisbon which will be exhibited there. The tour will conclude with her
exhibition of still lives organised at Tolaris Art Gallery in France. (NT)

S P O R T S

CABRAL STUN SALGAOCAR: Underdogs Cabral SC pulled up one of the biggest
upsets in the Servo Governor's Cup football tournament when they stunned
crowd pullers Salgoaocar SC by a solitary goal victory to enter the
semi-finals at GFA's Duler grounds in Mapusa yesterday. The match winning
goal came in the 67th minute through striker Thomas D'Cruz of a free kick.
(GT)

CHINCHINIM THRASH ST SAVIO: Strong contenders CRC Chinchinim thrashed St
Savio SC, Calangute, 4-0 to storm into the finals of the Seagram's Imperial
Blue Champions Cup football tournament at Taleigao yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
14 Oct: Panjim: ALBERTINA JOSEFA LUISA DE SOUZA E FERNANDES: relict of
Antonio Carminho, mother of late Beatriz/Aleixinho, Andre/Paula,
Simon/Bertha, Michael (ex-MLA)/hyacinth, Fernando/Fatima and Bitush/Manuel.
16 Oct Navelim: VISHNU BOMBI KUNCOLIEKAR: husband of Laxmi, father of
Satish/Sunita, Vinay/Pranati and Dayanand.
06 Oct: Sydney, Australia: JOHN BAPTIST CANDIDO D'SA: (Ex London and
Kenya
Police and Courts), husband of Angela (Aggie), Father of Christine,
Glafy, Milla and Shelley. Father-in-law of Joe Gomes, Braz Goes, John Moran
and Rodney Lavocah, Grandfather of Andrea Gomes, Mark, Ian and Gary Goes,
Sean Moran and Alan and Lisa Lavocah, all of Sydney. Condolences to:
joegomesau at yahoo.com.au

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 degC (79.3 degF) at 8.80 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.6 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2699.6 mm
Weather: The morning is nice and cool today in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-10-17 04:57:02 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
17 Oct 2003

THREE DEPTS INDICTED: The probe by the development Commissioner into the
out-break of jaundice in the city (Panaji) has indicted three government
departments for their kneejerk reaction to the crisis and recommended a
detailed inquiry to fix responsibility. Dr Vijay Madan, who submitted his
preliminary report to the government recently, examined the role played by
the Corporation of the City of Panjim, Directorate of Health Services and
Public Works Department. Contamination of drinking water occurred between 11
July and 4 August after sewage seeped into the main water pipeline. However,
the source of contamination was identified 20 days after the first report of
foul smell from water. (GT)

ACTION AGAINST MISUSERS OF ACCOMMODATION LIKELY: After turning a Nelson's
eye for years now, the authorities are finally bracing up to crack a whip
against government servants misusing government accommodation. As a first
measure, the district Collector JB Singh, has issued a circular to the heads
of departments and offices on the allotment of government accommodation, and
asked the employees to submit detailed information in a proforma positively
by October 30. (H)

FDA CONDUCTS RAIDS IN MARGAO, PONDA: The inspectors of Food and Drugs
Administration, Panaji, conducted raids at Margao and Ponda following the
discovery of a worm-infested chocolate at Mapusa on Wednesday. According to
FDA director SN Tripathi, two separate teams verified confectionery stocks
at shops, wholesale dealers and distributors. Referring to the news about
worms found in capsules manufactured by a Goan company at Nagpur, Tripathi
said the FDA officials also inspected the stocks at a pharmaceutical
company, situated at Karaswada, Mapusa, but no such evidence was found.
Nevertheless, the samples have been sent to the FDA laboratory for testing,
he informed. (GT)

CHOCOLATE AND ETHICS: Has India become a dumping ground for unsafe and
substandard consumer food items and soft drinks by the MNCs? The evidence is
not one and it is not isolated. First it was hazardous mineral water, then
it was pesticide-containing soft drinks, and now it is worm-invested
chocolates. Several consumers in Pune, Mumbai and Goa have discovered works
in chocolates of Cadbury brand, triggering a series of investigations and
seizure of stocks by the Food and Drug Administration office in the two
states. Cadbury is the largest player in the Indian chocolate market,
followed by Nestle India and Amul. The question that immediately arises is:
does market leadership mean abdication of ethical values? (Edit in NT)

DEBATE ON STATE'S DEVELOPMENT: Agriculture, education, healthcare, tourism
and industry are among the areas identified for consideration of some 600
delegates picked up from a Goan diaspora who are expected to participate in
a 3-day global conference scheduled in early January, next year. The
conference-Gomant Vishwa Sammelan-scheduled to be held from January 3 to 5
next year, is aimed at involving an "eager-to-help" set of Goans in the
present and future development process of the State, Chief Secretary DS
Negi, announced in Panjim yesterday. Mr Negi said that some 300 Goans based
abroad and an equal number residing elsewhere in India are expected to
attend this conference. He said some big names in the field of industry as
well as academics are being identified to confirm their participation well
in advance. (H)

PROTEST DHARNA AGAINST PWD NEGLIGENCE: The Socorro Civic & Consumer Forum
will organise a protest dharna on 17th October at Mapusa PWD office, opp KTC
Bus stand, at 10 am, and submit a memorandum to the Bardez Mamlatdar and
Public Grievance Officer. The dharna will highlight the negligence of the
PWD with regards the collapse of the Bobd (open tunnel) and road closure due
to landslides. The road closure has caused untold hardships, inconvenience
and endangerment for citizens travelling to and from Porvorim from the
Socorro wards of Ambirna, Maina and Zosvaddo. Moreover people travelling to
Salvador do Mundo, and Pomburpa now have to take a lengthy detour. The
dharna will also highlight the plight of pedestrians and vehicles using the
National Highway 17 which has become extremely dangerous for the villagers.
(Valentine Coelho, Convenor)

A MERE SCAVENGER? Is the job of the Corporation of the City of Panaji only
to collect garbage, clean gutters and sweep the streets? Well it just seems
so, said the corporators at a monthly meeting held yesterday. One of the
main topics raised during the meeting was the International Film Festival in
India which is proposed to be held in Panjim, the permanent venue for the
IFFI and the exclusion of the Corporation and its key officials in the core
committee constituted by the government. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO FOCUS ON DEMENTIA: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion
event to be held today, will feature the topic "Dementia: A new
understanding, a new hope" by Dr Amit Dias, honorary secretary of the
Dementia Society of Goa. The Friday Balcao will discuss various issues
related to Dementia and identify possible interventions. It is estimated
that there are 3000 people suffering from Dementia in Goa.

KRISHI GHARS: The Chief Secretary, Mr Dev Singh Negi, said that around 30
krishi ghars would be operational in the state by the end of March next
year. The krishi ghars are run by the agricultural producers' societies and
the procurement of products and marketing form the key factors in their
operation. He also said that the Goa Horticultural Corporation will be
acting as the nodal agency for giving subsidies to such projects. (NT)

LIFE GUARDS AT THE RECEIVING END? Whenever there is death due to drowning in
the sea, the first question that comes to mind is whether a life guard was
present at the time of the incident? However, the way life guards are being
treated by the tourists is pathetic. "The tourists abuse us, some become
violent and sometimes we are even assault". "The tourism department too has
not taken our case and we are still being treated as labourers," says
frustrated life guard. (GT)

MARG TO OBSERVE 3-DAY MOURNING: MARG activists will observe a three-day
mourning to highlight the agony and pain suffered by an aged old mother,
when she lost her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in a tragic
road mishap in Verna on 5 September. A 50-hour satyagraha will be observed
beginning on 18 October at 9 am at the Freedom Fighters' Office at Lohia
Maidan, Margao. (GT)

GOA TO HOST FORENSIC MEDICON 2004: Silver Jubilee Forensic Medicon-2004, the
25th annual event of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine and World
Congress on Forensic Medicine will be held at the new auditorium of the
National Institute of Oceanography at Dona Paula from 7 to 9 February 2004.
A new website pertaining to the conference www.goagovt.nic.in/forensic2004
was launched by Health Minister Dr Suresh Amonkar yesterday. (GT)

VERNA COMUNIDADE OKAYS LAND FOR FOOTBALL GROUND: The shareholders of Verna
Comunidade at its extra-ordinary general body meeting held recently, in a
majority decision approved the request of the Verna panchayat for the
allotment of 36,600 sq mts of land for setting up of a football ground. (H)

IFFI ORGANISERS, BEWARE! The shocking news of the rape of a Swiss diplomat
outside the venue of the ongoing International Film Festival of India on
Wednesday Night at New Delhi, must have sent a wave of uneasiness in Goa
where the IFFI will be staged next year. (Jeronimo Fernandes, Assonora, in a
letter to the editor, GT)

TIATR "PORDDO" TO BE RELEASED: Writer and director of the Konkani stage John
D'Silva will release his new non-stop tiatr "Porddo" (Curtain) all over Goa
on October 25. (H)

VAZ CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF GOA: With no formal training at all, Thomas'
artistic shots of Goa and all things Goan are so enduringly breathtaking,
that he became the first Goan to be awarded a national award (1979) and the
President's award subsequently. Born in Mapusa's famous family of Pedro
Vicente Vaz or Mr Baker, Thomas displayed keen interest in photography and
wanted to master the art from a very tender age. His work includes colour
postcards of Goa, cards, slides, booklets, holders, Goa souvenir (Old Goa:
Rome of the East) and a pictorial book entitled Goa, Images and Impessions".
(Rajeshree A Nagarsekar in Herald Insight)

HARSHADA FOR FRANCE: Artist Harshada Kerkar Sonak has left on a painting
tour of France and Portugal. Harshada is commissioned for portraits in
Lisbon which will be exhibited there. The tour will conclude with her
exhibition of still lives organised at Tolaris Art Gallery in France. (NT)

S P O R T S

CABRAL STUN SALGAOCAR: Underdogs Cabral SC pulled up one of the biggest
upsets in the Servo Governor's Cup football tournament when they stunned
crowd pullers Salgoaocar SC by a solitary goal victory to enter the
semi-finals at GFA's Duler grounds in Mapusa yesterday. The match winning
goal came in the 67th minute through striker Thomas D'Cruz of a free kick.
(GT)

CHINCHINIM THRASH ST SAVIO: Strong contenders CRC Chinchinim thrashed St
Savio SC, Calangute, 4-0 to storm into the finals of the Seagram's Imperial
Blue Champions Cup football tournament at Taleigao yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
14 Oct: Panjim: ALBERTINA JOSEFA LUISA DE SOUZA E FERNANDES: relict of
Antonio Carminho, mother of late Beatriz/Aleixinho, Andre/Paula,
Simon/Bertha, Michael (ex-MLA)/hyacinth, Fernando/Fatima and Bitush/Manuel.
16 Oct Navelim: VISHNU BOMBI KUNCOLIEKAR: husband of Laxmi, father of
Satish/Sunita, Vinay/Pranati and Dayanand.
06 Oct: Sydney, Australia: JOHN BAPTIST CANDIDO D'SA: (Ex London and
Kenya
Police and Courts), husband of Angela (Aggie), Father of Christine,
Glafy, Milla and Shelley. Father-in-law of Joe Gomes, Braz Goes, John Moran
and Rodney Lavocah, Grandfather of Andrea Gomes, Mark, Ian and Gary Goes,
Sean Moran and Alan and Lisa Lavocah, all of Sydney. Condolences to:
joegomesau at yahoo.com.au

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 degC (79.3 degF) at 8.80 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.6 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2699.6 mm
Weather: The morning is nice and cool today in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-10-17 04:57:02 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
17 Oct 2003

THREE DEPTS INDICTED: The probe by the development Commissioner into the
out-break of jaundice in the city (Panaji) has indicted three government
departments for their kneejerk reaction to the crisis and recommended a
detailed inquiry to fix responsibility. Dr Vijay Madan, who submitted his
preliminary report to the government recently, examined the role played by
the Corporation of the City of Panjim, Directorate of Health Services and
Public Works Department. Contamination of drinking water occurred between 11
July and 4 August after sewage seeped into the main water pipeline. However,
the source of contamination was identified 20 days after the first report of
foul smell from water. (GT)

ACTION AGAINST MISUSERS OF ACCOMMODATION LIKELY: After turning a Nelson's
eye for years now, the authorities are finally bracing up to crack a whip
against government servants misusing government accommodation. As a first
measure, the district Collector JB Singh, has issued a circular to the heads
of departments and offices on the allotment of government accommodation, and
asked the employees to submit detailed information in a proforma positively
by October 30. (H)

FDA CONDUCTS RAIDS IN MARGAO, PONDA: The inspectors of Food and Drugs
Administration, Panaji, conducted raids at Margao and Ponda following the
discovery of a worm-infested chocolate at Mapusa on Wednesday. According to
FDA director SN Tripathi, two separate teams verified confectionery stocks
at shops, wholesale dealers and distributors. Referring to the news about
worms found in capsules manufactured by a Goan company at Nagpur, Tripathi
said the FDA officials also inspected the stocks at a pharmaceutical
company, situated at Karaswada, Mapusa, but no such evidence was found.
Nevertheless, the samples have been sent to the FDA laboratory for testing,
he informed. (GT)

CHOCOLATE AND ETHICS: Has India become a dumping ground for unsafe and
substandard consumer food items and soft drinks by the MNCs? The evidence is
not one and it is not isolated. First it was hazardous mineral water, then
it was pesticide-containing soft drinks, and now it is worm-invested
chocolates. Several consumers in Pune, Mumbai and Goa have discovered works
in chocolates of Cadbury brand, triggering a series of investigations and
seizure of stocks by the Food and Drug Administration office in the two
states. Cadbury is the largest player in the Indian chocolate market,
followed by Nestle India and Amul. The question that immediately arises is:
does market leadership mean abdication of ethical values? (Edit in NT)

DEBATE ON STATE'S DEVELOPMENT: Agriculture, education, healthcare, tourism
and industry are among the areas identified for consideration of some 600
delegates picked up from a Goan diaspora who are expected to participate in
a 3-day global conference scheduled in early January, next year. The
conference-Gomant Vishwa Sammelan-scheduled to be held from January 3 to 5
next year, is aimed at involving an "eager-to-help" set of Goans in the
present and future development process of the State, Chief Secretary DS
Negi, announced in Panjim yesterday. Mr Negi said that some 300 Goans based
abroad and an equal number residing elsewhere in India are expected to
attend this conference. He said some big names in the field of industry as
well as academics are being identified to confirm their participation well
in advance. (H)

PROTEST DHARNA AGAINST PWD NEGLIGENCE: The Socorro Civic & Consumer Forum
will organise a protest dharna on 17th October at Mapusa PWD office, opp KTC
Bus stand, at 10 am, and submit a memorandum to the Bardez Mamlatdar and
Public Grievance Officer. The dharna will highlight the negligence of the
PWD with regards the collapse of the Bobd (open tunnel) and road closure due
to landslides. The road closure has caused untold hardships, inconvenience
and endangerment for citizens travelling to and from Porvorim from the
Socorro wards of Ambirna, Maina and Zosvaddo. Moreover people travelling to
Salvador do Mundo, and Pomburpa now have to take a lengthy detour. The
dharna will also highlight the plight of pedestrians and vehicles using the
National Highway 17 which has become extremely dangerous for the villagers.
(Valentine Coelho, Convenor)

A MERE SCAVENGER? Is the job of the Corporation of the City of Panaji only
to collect garbage, clean gutters and sweep the streets? Well it just seems
so, said the corporators at a monthly meeting held yesterday. One of the
main topics raised during the meeting was the International Film Festival in
India which is proposed to be held in Panjim, the permanent venue for the
IFFI and the exclusion of the Corporation and its key officials in the core
committee constituted by the government. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO FOCUS ON DEMENTIA: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion
event to be held today, will feature the topic "Dementia: A new
understanding, a new hope" by Dr Amit Dias, honorary secretary of the
Dementia Society of Goa. The Friday Balcao will discuss various issues
related to Dementia and identify possible interventions. It is estimated
that there are 3000 people suffering from Dementia in Goa.

KRISHI GHARS: The Chief Secretary, Mr Dev Singh Negi, said that around 30
krishi ghars would be operational in the state by the end of March next
year. The krishi ghars are run by the agricultural producers' societies and
the procurement of products and marketing form the key factors in their
operation. He also said that the Goa Horticultural Corporation will be
acting as the nodal agency for giving subsidies to such projects. (NT)

LIFE GUARDS AT THE RECEIVING END? Whenever there is death due to drowning in
the sea, the first question that comes to mind is whether a life guard was
present at the time of the incident? However, the way life guards are being
treated by the tourists is pathetic. "The tourists abuse us, some become
violent and sometimes we are even assault". "The tourism department too has
not taken our case and we are still being treated as labourers," says
frustrated life guard. (GT)

MARG TO OBSERVE 3-DAY MOURNING: MARG activists will observe a three-day
mourning to highlight the agony and pain suffered by an aged old mother,
when she lost her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in a tragic
road mishap in Verna on 5 September. A 50-hour satyagraha will be observed
beginning on 18 October at 9 am at the Freedom Fighters' Office at Lohia
Maidan, Margao. (GT)

GOA TO HOST FORENSIC MEDICON 2004: Silver Jubilee Forensic Medicon-2004, the
25th annual event of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine and World
Congress on Forensic Medicine will be held at the new auditorium of the
National Institute of Oceanography at Dona Paula from 7 to 9 February 2004.
A new website pertaining to the conference www.goagovt.nic.in/forensic2004
was launched by Health Minister Dr Suresh Amonkar yesterday. (GT)

VERNA COMUNIDADE OKAYS LAND FOR FOOTBALL GROUND: The shareholders of Verna
Comunidade at its extra-ordinary general body meeting held recently, in a
majority decision approved the request of the Verna panchayat for the
allotment of 36,600 sq mts of land for setting up of a football ground. (H)

IFFI ORGANISERS, BEWARE! The shocking news of the rape of a Swiss diplomat
outside the venue of the ongoing International Film Festival of India on
Wednesday Night at New Delhi, must have sent a wave of uneasiness in Goa
where the IFFI will be staged next year. (Jeronimo Fernandes, Assonora, in a
letter to the editor, GT)

TIATR "PORDDO" TO BE RELEASED: Writer and director of the Konkani stage John
D'Silva will release his new non-stop tiatr "Porddo" (Curtain) all over Goa
on October 25. (H)

VAZ CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF GOA: With no formal training at all, Thomas'
artistic shots of Goa and all things Goan are so enduringly breathtaking,
that he became the first Goan to be awarded a national award (1979) and the
President's award subsequently. Born in Mapusa's famous family of Pedro
Vicente Vaz or Mr Baker, Thomas displayed keen interest in photography and
wanted to master the art from a very tender age. His work includes colour
postcards of Goa, cards, slides, booklets, holders, Goa souvenir (Old Goa:
Rome of the East) and a pictorial book entitled Goa, Images and Impessions".
(Rajeshree A Nagarsekar in Herald Insight)

HARSHADA FOR FRANCE: Artist Harshada Kerkar Sonak has left on a painting
tour of France and Portugal. Harshada is commissioned for portraits in
Lisbon which will be exhibited there. The tour will conclude with her
exhibition of still lives organised at Tolaris Art Gallery in France. (NT)

S P O R T S

CABRAL STUN SALGAOCAR: Underdogs Cabral SC pulled up one of the biggest
upsets in the Servo Governor's Cup football tournament when they stunned
crowd pullers Salgoaocar SC by a solitary goal victory to enter the
semi-finals at GFA's Duler grounds in Mapusa yesterday. The match winning
goal came in the 67th minute through striker Thomas D'Cruz of a free kick.
(GT)

CHINCHINIM THRASH ST SAVIO: Strong contenders CRC Chinchinim thrashed St
Savio SC, Calangute, 4-0 to storm into the finals of the Seagram's Imperial
Blue Champions Cup football tournament at Taleigao yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
14 Oct: Panjim: ALBERTINA JOSEFA LUISA DE SOUZA E FERNANDES: relict of
Antonio Carminho, mother of late Beatriz/Aleixinho, Andre/Paula,
Simon/Bertha, Michael (ex-MLA)/hyacinth, Fernando/Fatima and Bitush/Manuel.
16 Oct Navelim: VISHNU BOMBI KUNCOLIEKAR: husband of Laxmi, father of
Satish/Sunita, Vinay/Pranati and Dayanand.
06 Oct: Sydney, Australia: JOHN BAPTIST CANDIDO D'SA: (Ex London and
Kenya
Police and Courts), husband of Angela (Aggie), Father of Christine,
Glafy, Milla and Shelley. Father-in-law of Joe Gomes, Braz Goes, John Moran
and Rodney Lavocah, Grandfather of Andrea Gomes, Mark, Ian and Gary Goes,
Sean Moran and Alan and Lisa Lavocah, all of Sydney. Condolences to:
joegomesau at yahoo.com.au

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 degC (79.3 degF) at 8.80 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.6 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2699.6 mm
Weather: The morning is nice and cool today in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-10-17 04:57:02 UTC
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17 Oct 2003

THREE DEPTS INDICTED: The probe by the development Commissioner into the
out-break of jaundice in the city (Panaji) has indicted three government
departments for their kneejerk reaction to the crisis and recommended a
detailed inquiry to fix responsibility. Dr Vijay Madan, who submitted his
preliminary report to the government recently, examined the role played by
the Corporation of the City of Panjim, Directorate of Health Services and
Public Works Department. Contamination of drinking water occurred between 11
July and 4 August after sewage seeped into the main water pipeline. However,
the source of contamination was identified 20 days after the first report of
foul smell from water. (GT)

ACTION AGAINST MISUSERS OF ACCOMMODATION LIKELY: After turning a Nelson's
eye for years now, the authorities are finally bracing up to crack a whip
against government servants misusing government accommodation. As a first
measure, the district Collector JB Singh, has issued a circular to the heads
of departments and offices on the allotment of government accommodation, and
asked the employees to submit detailed information in a proforma positively
by October 30. (H)

FDA CONDUCTS RAIDS IN MARGAO, PONDA: The inspectors of Food and Drugs
Administration, Panaji, conducted raids at Margao and Ponda following the
discovery of a worm-infested chocolate at Mapusa on Wednesday. According to
FDA director SN Tripathi, two separate teams verified confectionery stocks
at shops, wholesale dealers and distributors. Referring to the news about
worms found in capsules manufactured by a Goan company at Nagpur, Tripathi
said the FDA officials also inspected the stocks at a pharmaceutical
company, situated at Karaswada, Mapusa, but no such evidence was found.
Nevertheless, the samples have been sent to the FDA laboratory for testing,
he informed. (GT)

CHOCOLATE AND ETHICS: Has India become a dumping ground for unsafe and
substandard consumer food items and soft drinks by the MNCs? The evidence is
not one and it is not isolated. First it was hazardous mineral water, then
it was pesticide-containing soft drinks, and now it is worm-invested
chocolates. Several consumers in Pune, Mumbai and Goa have discovered works
in chocolates of Cadbury brand, triggering a series of investigations and
seizure of stocks by the Food and Drug Administration office in the two
states. Cadbury is the largest player in the Indian chocolate market,
followed by Nestle India and Amul. The question that immediately arises is:
does market leadership mean abdication of ethical values? (Edit in NT)

DEBATE ON STATE'S DEVELOPMENT: Agriculture, education, healthcare, tourism
and industry are among the areas identified for consideration of some 600
delegates picked up from a Goan diaspora who are expected to participate in
a 3-day global conference scheduled in early January, next year. The
conference-Gomant Vishwa Sammelan-scheduled to be held from January 3 to 5
next year, is aimed at involving an "eager-to-help" set of Goans in the
present and future development process of the State, Chief Secretary DS
Negi, announced in Panjim yesterday. Mr Negi said that some 300 Goans based
abroad and an equal number residing elsewhere in India are expected to
attend this conference. He said some big names in the field of industry as
well as academics are being identified to confirm their participation well
in advance. (H)

PROTEST DHARNA AGAINST PWD NEGLIGENCE: The Socorro Civic & Consumer Forum
will organise a protest dharna on 17th October at Mapusa PWD office, opp KTC
Bus stand, at 10 am, and submit a memorandum to the Bardez Mamlatdar and
Public Grievance Officer. The dharna will highlight the negligence of the
PWD with regards the collapse of the Bobd (open tunnel) and road closure due
to landslides. The road closure has caused untold hardships, inconvenience
and endangerment for citizens travelling to and from Porvorim from the
Socorro wards of Ambirna, Maina and Zosvaddo. Moreover people travelling to
Salvador do Mundo, and Pomburpa now have to take a lengthy detour. The
dharna will also highlight the plight of pedestrians and vehicles using the
National Highway 17 which has become extremely dangerous for the villagers.
(Valentine Coelho, Convenor)

A MERE SCAVENGER? Is the job of the Corporation of the City of Panaji only
to collect garbage, clean gutters and sweep the streets? Well it just seems
so, said the corporators at a monthly meeting held yesterday. One of the
main topics raised during the meeting was the International Film Festival in
India which is proposed to be held in Panjim, the permanent venue for the
IFFI and the exclusion of the Corporation and its key officials in the core
committee constituted by the government. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO FOCUS ON DEMENTIA: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion
event to be held today, will feature the topic "Dementia: A new
understanding, a new hope" by Dr Amit Dias, honorary secretary of the
Dementia Society of Goa. The Friday Balcao will discuss various issues
related to Dementia and identify possible interventions. It is estimated
that there are 3000 people suffering from Dementia in Goa.

KRISHI GHARS: The Chief Secretary, Mr Dev Singh Negi, said that around 30
krishi ghars would be operational in the state by the end of March next
year. The krishi ghars are run by the agricultural producers' societies and
the procurement of products and marketing form the key factors in their
operation. He also said that the Goa Horticultural Corporation will be
acting as the nodal agency for giving subsidies to such projects. (NT)

LIFE GUARDS AT THE RECEIVING END? Whenever there is death due to drowning in
the sea, the first question that comes to mind is whether a life guard was
present at the time of the incident? However, the way life guards are being
treated by the tourists is pathetic. "The tourists abuse us, some become
violent and sometimes we are even assault". "The tourism department too has
not taken our case and we are still being treated as labourers," says
frustrated life guard. (GT)

MARG TO OBSERVE 3-DAY MOURNING: MARG activists will observe a three-day
mourning to highlight the agony and pain suffered by an aged old mother,
when she lost her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in a tragic
road mishap in Verna on 5 September. A 50-hour satyagraha will be observed
beginning on 18 October at 9 am at the Freedom Fighters' Office at Lohia
Maidan, Margao. (GT)

GOA TO HOST FORENSIC MEDICON 2004: Silver Jubilee Forensic Medicon-2004, the
25th annual event of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine and World
Congress on Forensic Medicine will be held at the new auditorium of the
National Institute of Oceanography at Dona Paula from 7 to 9 February 2004.
A new website pertaining to the conference www.goagovt.nic.in/forensic2004
was launched by Health Minister Dr Suresh Amonkar yesterday. (GT)

VERNA COMUNIDADE OKAYS LAND FOR FOOTBALL GROUND: The shareholders of Verna
Comunidade at its extra-ordinary general body meeting held recently, in a
majority decision approved the request of the Verna panchayat for the
allotment of 36,600 sq mts of land for setting up of a football ground. (H)

IFFI ORGANISERS, BEWARE! The shocking news of the rape of a Swiss diplomat
outside the venue of the ongoing International Film Festival of India on
Wednesday Night at New Delhi, must have sent a wave of uneasiness in Goa
where the IFFI will be staged next year. (Jeronimo Fernandes, Assonora, in a
letter to the editor, GT)

TIATR "PORDDO" TO BE RELEASED: Writer and director of the Konkani stage John
D'Silva will release his new non-stop tiatr "Porddo" (Curtain) all over Goa
on October 25. (H)

VAZ CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF GOA: With no formal training at all, Thomas'
artistic shots of Goa and all things Goan are so enduringly breathtaking,
that he became the first Goan to be awarded a national award (1979) and the
President's award subsequently. Born in Mapusa's famous family of Pedro
Vicente Vaz or Mr Baker, Thomas displayed keen interest in photography and
wanted to master the art from a very tender age. His work includes colour
postcards of Goa, cards, slides, booklets, holders, Goa souvenir (Old Goa:
Rome of the East) and a pictorial book entitled Goa, Images and Impessions".
(Rajeshree A Nagarsekar in Herald Insight)

HARSHADA FOR FRANCE: Artist Harshada Kerkar Sonak has left on a painting
tour of France and Portugal. Harshada is commissioned for portraits in
Lisbon which will be exhibited there. The tour will conclude with her
exhibition of still lives organised at Tolaris Art Gallery in France. (NT)

S P O R T S

CABRAL STUN SALGAOCAR: Underdogs Cabral SC pulled up one of the biggest
upsets in the Servo Governor's Cup football tournament when they stunned
crowd pullers Salgoaocar SC by a solitary goal victory to enter the
semi-finals at GFA's Duler grounds in Mapusa yesterday. The match winning
goal came in the 67th minute through striker Thomas D'Cruz of a free kick.
(GT)

CHINCHINIM THRASH ST SAVIO: Strong contenders CRC Chinchinim thrashed St
Savio SC, Calangute, 4-0 to storm into the finals of the Seagram's Imperial
Blue Champions Cup football tournament at Taleigao yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
14 Oct: Panjim: ALBERTINA JOSEFA LUISA DE SOUZA E FERNANDES: relict of
Antonio Carminho, mother of late Beatriz/Aleixinho, Andre/Paula,
Simon/Bertha, Michael (ex-MLA)/hyacinth, Fernando/Fatima and Bitush/Manuel.
16 Oct Navelim: VISHNU BOMBI KUNCOLIEKAR: husband of Laxmi, father of
Satish/Sunita, Vinay/Pranati and Dayanand.
06 Oct: Sydney, Australia: JOHN BAPTIST CANDIDO D'SA: (Ex London and
Kenya
Police and Courts), husband of Angela (Aggie), Father of Christine,
Glafy, Milla and Shelley. Father-in-law of Joe Gomes, Braz Goes, John Moran
and Rodney Lavocah, Grandfather of Andrea Gomes, Mark, Ian and Gary Goes,
Sean Moran and Alan and Lisa Lavocah, all of Sydney. Condolences to:
joegomesau at yahoo.com.au

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 degC (79.3 degF) at 8.80 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 35.1 deg C; Min Temp: 24.6 deg C; Humidity: 60% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2699.6 mm
Weather: The morning is nice and cool today in Goa.

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

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

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