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[Goanet] 09 APR 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-09 04:20:34 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 09, 2003

RABIES FEAR GRIPS CURTORIM: Panic has gripped Curtorim villagers, with more
than 150 taking anti-rabies injections (though official figure was not
available) following the death of a 32-year-old youth, whom they suspect
was suffering from rabies. Many have taken the dose apprehending infection
as they had attended the funeral of the victim and also shook hands with
the deceased's relatives. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

CM RAPS LUIZINHO: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar yesterday launched a
scathing attack on the Congress governments ruling the State in the past,
particularly on MLA Luizinho Faleiro, saying that he was responsible for
sending the wrong signal to prospective investors in industry that no files
moved in Goa without underhand payment of money. (GT)

SARS THREAT: Even as the two-bedded SARS Isolation Room at the GMC hospital
went operation to tackle any eventuality, the SARS scare figured in the Goa
legislature assembly on Tuesday when the former chief minister and Saligao
MLA, Dr Wilfred de Souza, raising the issue urged the State government to
take necessary steps in all the seriousness to screen passengers and crew
members of ships coming from the infected areas at the Mormugao port. (H)

WATER CRISIS: Cuncolim MLA Joaquim Alemao literally held Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar responsible for the water crisis in the state saying that
ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister came to power, water
crisis in the state had heightened. An agitated Alemao charged that there
has never been such an acute shortage of water during the regime of
previous chief ministers. The water scarcity faced by several city and
village dwellers in the state was also voiced in the House by Loutulim MLA
Alex Sequeira yesterday. He charged that the problem was faced in several
constituencies. (GT)

MEET TO TACKLE WATER SHORTAGE: CM Manohar Parrikar said yesterday that he
would convene a meeting within a day or two with PWD engineers and
officials to take measures to tackle the localized water-shortage problems
being faced in some areas. Mr Parrikar was replying to mention made of
water shortages during Zero Hour by Loutulim MLA Aleixo Sequeira. (H)

CM DEFENDS GOVT: "Don't blame the government for everything", saying so CM
Parrikar urged people to dial 102 in the event of an emergency requiring
medical help. The CM reacted strongly to the charges leveled by Aldona MLA
Dayanand Narvekar that Austin Soares died due to delay in shifting to
hospital in the absence of an ambulance at the Aldona Primary Health
Centre. (GT)

VAT FROM 1 JULY: The State government will initiate stern measures to
control proliferation of new outlets selling liquor in an attempt to
discourage people from drinking. CM Parrikar stated this in the Goa
Assembly yesterday. The government seriously wants to stop further
proliferation of retail outlets and henceforth new licences in villages
would be granted only after seeking the approval of the concerned gram
sabhas and women's organisations. Referring to the sales tax, the chief
minister said that the VAT (value added tax) would come into force from 1
July this year. (GT)

SSI UNITS DE-REGISTERED: Forty-three Small Scale Industries have
de-registered, while 106 units have closed down over the last two or three
years, claimed Industries Minister Ramrao Dessai and Pernem MLA Jeetendra
Deshprabhu respectively. When cornered by Opposition members over the
flight of industrial capital from the State, the Industries Minister also
retorted that Goa had earned a bad name during the earlier Congress
regimes. (H)

GATHERING DUST: A vehicle testing machine costing Rs.1 crore, purchased in
1995, is gathering dust at the South district transport office but none of
the officials seems to be worried over this wastage. The machinery wears a
grotesque look as it has been covered with waste papers, files and other
discarded stationery packed up in sacks. (NT)

YOUTH JUMPS IN RIVER: One Ajay Raghunath Harmalkar, 27, from Olaunem-Tivim
committed suicide by jumping into river from the Moira bridge yesterday.
The deceased, who was mentally unsound, was brought to a psychiatrist in
Moira for a medical check-up by his father. When they were returning home
in a rickshaw, the deceased requested the driver to halt the rickshaw on
the pretext of passing urine. (GT)

PAPER 'LEAK': STUDENTS QUIZZED: Nine more students were quizzed by the
crime department yesterday, with the dragnet spreading from pupils of
Vidyaprabodini High School, Porvorim, and Mushtifund to Progress High
School and People's High School in Panjim. Anxious parents stood moist eyed
outside the crime branch office, where their minor children were being
questioned. (H)

GOODS, CASH STOLEN: Goods and cash amounting to Rs.1 lakh has been reported
stolen from the premises rented by an Italian national, Paulo Sponzilly, at
Pequeno-Peddem in Anjuna. (H)

CHARGESHEETS AGAINST GHM ACTIVISTS: Two chargesheets have been filed in the
District and Sessions Court against 11 Goa Hit Rakhan Manch activists for
gheraoing and manhandling Member Secretary of Kala Academy S Rane and
Managing Direct of the Goa Meat Complex Dr (Capt) HK Malviya last week. (H)

MINING FIRM WARNED: Villagers residing in the vicinity of Kavrem mines in
Rivona village have warned a mining company of a large scale agitation if
it fails to stop releasing muddy water into Kushawati river by Wednesday
morning. (H)

CALANGUTE ROAD WIDENED: Road widening from the panchayat to the Calangute
beach is in the last stage of completion. Hitherto, the narrow road was
prone to traffic jam during peak hours. (GT)

SKYBUS PROTOTYPE: The state-of-the-art sky bus coaches are being
manufactured by Kineco, Goa, with the involvement of IIT, Mumbai, and also
by BEML, Bangalore. A prototype of the skybus is nearing completion in the
respective workshops at Goa and Bangalore. (GT)

EVENTS GALORE AWAIT SALCETE: With the 40-day long Lenten season of
penitence nearing end, entertainment festivals, events and musical evenings
await the show biz industry and music crazy fans across Salcete in less
than a fortnight from now. The Food and Cultural festival, followed by the
traditional Arlem Festival and then the annual Beach Bonanza by Colva
Jaycees, besides a host of other events line-up this summer. (H)

ISO CERTIFICATION FOR NUSI: The NUSI Maritime Academy based at Chinchinim,
Salcete, has recently been awarded the ISO 9001-2000 certification. The
academy was set up in Goa in 1996 through the vision of late Dr Leo Barnes
who was the general secretary of the National Union of Seafarers of India. (GT)

SFX STUDENTS EXCEL: Joanne Marie D'Mello and Ausmarton Fernandes of St
Francis Xavier Higher Secondary School, Siolim, bagged the first place at
the State-level Science Quiz competition. Queenie Fernandes from Std XI
Science bagged the second place in the Essay competition organised by the
State Institute of Education and Department of Science Technology and
Environment, Goa. (H)

S P O R T S

DEMPO OVERPOWER INDIAN BANK: Dempo Sports Club returned to victory trail
when they thrashed Indian Bank, Chennai, 5-1 in the Oil PSU National
Football League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Apr: Velim: JOHN GONZAGA BARRETO, husband of Purification, father of
late Percy/Beatriz, Mercy/Roque, Gilly/Goretti, Eva/Muzi, Simon/Nita,
Apu/Martina.
08 Apr: Loutulim: MARGARITA FERNANDES, wife of Bernardo, mother of
Miguel, Francis, Andrew, Milagrina/Ivan.
06 Apr: Toronto, Ontario: DE SOUZA LIRA SANTANA (ex Dar-es-Salaam,
Tanzania), wife of the late Sylvester (Silu), Salmona-Saligao, mother of
Ralph/Fiona, Linette/Thomas (Arrarim, Saligao), Grandma of Daryl, Desmond
and David; sister of Vera Nazareth and Monica Pinto. Resting at Paul O'
Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (BetweenWarden and Pharmacy)
from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass on
Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Martyr Church (Lawrence between
Birchmount and Kennedy). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.04 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: No much change in weather.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-09 04:20:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 09, 2003

RABIES FEAR GRIPS CURTORIM: Panic has gripped Curtorim villagers, with more
than 150 taking anti-rabies injections (though official figure was not
available) following the death of a 32-year-old youth, whom they suspect
was suffering from rabies. Many have taken the dose apprehending infection
as they had attended the funeral of the victim and also shook hands with
the deceased's relatives. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

CM RAPS LUIZINHO: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar yesterday launched a
scathing attack on the Congress governments ruling the State in the past,
particularly on MLA Luizinho Faleiro, saying that he was responsible for
sending the wrong signal to prospective investors in industry that no files
moved in Goa without underhand payment of money. (GT)

SARS THREAT: Even as the two-bedded SARS Isolation Room at the GMC hospital
went operation to tackle any eventuality, the SARS scare figured in the Goa
legislature assembly on Tuesday when the former chief minister and Saligao
MLA, Dr Wilfred de Souza, raising the issue urged the State government to
take necessary steps in all the seriousness to screen passengers and crew
members of ships coming from the infected areas at the Mormugao port. (H)

WATER CRISIS: Cuncolim MLA Joaquim Alemao literally held Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar responsible for the water crisis in the state saying that
ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister came to power, water
crisis in the state had heightened. An agitated Alemao charged that there
has never been such an acute shortage of water during the regime of
previous chief ministers. The water scarcity faced by several city and
village dwellers in the state was also voiced in the House by Loutulim MLA
Alex Sequeira yesterday. He charged that the problem was faced in several
constituencies. (GT)

MEET TO TACKLE WATER SHORTAGE: CM Manohar Parrikar said yesterday that he
would convene a meeting within a day or two with PWD engineers and
officials to take measures to tackle the localized water-shortage problems
being faced in some areas. Mr Parrikar was replying to mention made of
water shortages during Zero Hour by Loutulim MLA Aleixo Sequeira. (H)

CM DEFENDS GOVT: "Don't blame the government for everything", saying so CM
Parrikar urged people to dial 102 in the event of an emergency requiring
medical help. The CM reacted strongly to the charges leveled by Aldona MLA
Dayanand Narvekar that Austin Soares died due to delay in shifting to
hospital in the absence of an ambulance at the Aldona Primary Health
Centre. (GT)

VAT FROM 1 JULY: The State government will initiate stern measures to
control proliferation of new outlets selling liquor in an attempt to
discourage people from drinking. CM Parrikar stated this in the Goa
Assembly yesterday. The government seriously wants to stop further
proliferation of retail outlets and henceforth new licences in villages
would be granted only after seeking the approval of the concerned gram
sabhas and women's organisations. Referring to the sales tax, the chief
minister said that the VAT (value added tax) would come into force from 1
July this year. (GT)

SSI UNITS DE-REGISTERED: Forty-three Small Scale Industries have
de-registered, while 106 units have closed down over the last two or three
years, claimed Industries Minister Ramrao Dessai and Pernem MLA Jeetendra
Deshprabhu respectively. When cornered by Opposition members over the
flight of industrial capital from the State, the Industries Minister also
retorted that Goa had earned a bad name during the earlier Congress
regimes. (H)

GATHERING DUST: A vehicle testing machine costing Rs.1 crore, purchased in
1995, is gathering dust at the South district transport office but none of
the officials seems to be worried over this wastage. The machinery wears a
grotesque look as it has been covered with waste papers, files and other
discarded stationery packed up in sacks. (NT)

YOUTH JUMPS IN RIVER: One Ajay Raghunath Harmalkar, 27, from Olaunem-Tivim
committed suicide by jumping into river from the Moira bridge yesterday.
The deceased, who was mentally unsound, was brought to a psychiatrist in
Moira for a medical check-up by his father. When they were returning home
in a rickshaw, the deceased requested the driver to halt the rickshaw on
the pretext of passing urine. (GT)

PAPER 'LEAK': STUDENTS QUIZZED: Nine more students were quizzed by the
crime department yesterday, with the dragnet spreading from pupils of
Vidyaprabodini High School, Porvorim, and Mushtifund to Progress High
School and People's High School in Panjim. Anxious parents stood moist eyed
outside the crime branch office, where their minor children were being
questioned. (H)

GOODS, CASH STOLEN: Goods and cash amounting to Rs.1 lakh has been reported
stolen from the premises rented by an Italian national, Paulo Sponzilly, at
Pequeno-Peddem in Anjuna. (H)

CHARGESHEETS AGAINST GHM ACTIVISTS: Two chargesheets have been filed in the
District and Sessions Court against 11 Goa Hit Rakhan Manch activists for
gheraoing and manhandling Member Secretary of Kala Academy S Rane and
Managing Direct of the Goa Meat Complex Dr (Capt) HK Malviya last week. (H)

MINING FIRM WARNED: Villagers residing in the vicinity of Kavrem mines in
Rivona village have warned a mining company of a large scale agitation if
it fails to stop releasing muddy water into Kushawati river by Wednesday
morning. (H)

CALANGUTE ROAD WIDENED: Road widening from the panchayat to the Calangute
beach is in the last stage of completion. Hitherto, the narrow road was
prone to traffic jam during peak hours. (GT)

SKYBUS PROTOTYPE: The state-of-the-art sky bus coaches are being
manufactured by Kineco, Goa, with the involvement of IIT, Mumbai, and also
by BEML, Bangalore. A prototype of the skybus is nearing completion in the
respective workshops at Goa and Bangalore. (GT)

EVENTS GALORE AWAIT SALCETE: With the 40-day long Lenten season of
penitence nearing end, entertainment festivals, events and musical evenings
await the show biz industry and music crazy fans across Salcete in less
than a fortnight from now. The Food and Cultural festival, followed by the
traditional Arlem Festival and then the annual Beach Bonanza by Colva
Jaycees, besides a host of other events line-up this summer. (H)

ISO CERTIFICATION FOR NUSI: The NUSI Maritime Academy based at Chinchinim,
Salcete, has recently been awarded the ISO 9001-2000 certification. The
academy was set up in Goa in 1996 through the vision of late Dr Leo Barnes
who was the general secretary of the National Union of Seafarers of India. (GT)

SFX STUDENTS EXCEL: Joanne Marie D'Mello and Ausmarton Fernandes of St
Francis Xavier Higher Secondary School, Siolim, bagged the first place at
the State-level Science Quiz competition. Queenie Fernandes from Std XI
Science bagged the second place in the Essay competition organised by the
State Institute of Education and Department of Science Technology and
Environment, Goa. (H)

S P O R T S

DEMPO OVERPOWER INDIAN BANK: Dempo Sports Club returned to victory trail
when they thrashed Indian Bank, Chennai, 5-1 in the Oil PSU National
Football League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Apr: Velim: JOHN GONZAGA BARRETO, husband of Purification, father of
late Percy/Beatriz, Mercy/Roque, Gilly/Goretti, Eva/Muzi, Simon/Nita,
Apu/Martina.
08 Apr: Loutulim: MARGARITA FERNANDES, wife of Bernardo, mother of
Miguel, Francis, Andrew, Milagrina/Ivan.
06 Apr: Toronto, Ontario: DE SOUZA LIRA SANTANA (ex Dar-es-Salaam,
Tanzania), wife of the late Sylvester (Silu), Salmona-Saligao, mother of
Ralph/Fiona, Linette/Thomas (Arrarim, Saligao), Grandma of Daryl, Desmond
and David; sister of Vera Nazareth and Monica Pinto. Resting at Paul O'
Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (BetweenWarden and Pharmacy)
from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass on
Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Martyr Church (Lawrence between
Birchmount and Kennedy). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.04 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: No much change in weather.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-09 04:20:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 09, 2003

RABIES FEAR GRIPS CURTORIM: Panic has gripped Curtorim villagers, with more
than 150 taking anti-rabies injections (though official figure was not
available) following the death of a 32-year-old youth, whom they suspect
was suffering from rabies. Many have taken the dose apprehending infection
as they had attended the funeral of the victim and also shook hands with
the deceased's relatives. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

CM RAPS LUIZINHO: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar yesterday launched a
scathing attack on the Congress governments ruling the State in the past,
particularly on MLA Luizinho Faleiro, saying that he was responsible for
sending the wrong signal to prospective investors in industry that no files
moved in Goa without underhand payment of money. (GT)

SARS THREAT: Even as the two-bedded SARS Isolation Room at the GMC hospital
went operation to tackle any eventuality, the SARS scare figured in the Goa
legislature assembly on Tuesday when the former chief minister and Saligao
MLA, Dr Wilfred de Souza, raising the issue urged the State government to
take necessary steps in all the seriousness to screen passengers and crew
members of ships coming from the infected areas at the Mormugao port. (H)

WATER CRISIS: Cuncolim MLA Joaquim Alemao literally held Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar responsible for the water crisis in the state saying that
ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister came to power, water
crisis in the state had heightened. An agitated Alemao charged that there
has never been such an acute shortage of water during the regime of
previous chief ministers. The water scarcity faced by several city and
village dwellers in the state was also voiced in the House by Loutulim MLA
Alex Sequeira yesterday. He charged that the problem was faced in several
constituencies. (GT)

MEET TO TACKLE WATER SHORTAGE: CM Manohar Parrikar said yesterday that he
would convene a meeting within a day or two with PWD engineers and
officials to take measures to tackle the localized water-shortage problems
being faced in some areas. Mr Parrikar was replying to mention made of
water shortages during Zero Hour by Loutulim MLA Aleixo Sequeira. (H)

CM DEFENDS GOVT: "Don't blame the government for everything", saying so CM
Parrikar urged people to dial 102 in the event of an emergency requiring
medical help. The CM reacted strongly to the charges leveled by Aldona MLA
Dayanand Narvekar that Austin Soares died due to delay in shifting to
hospital in the absence of an ambulance at the Aldona Primary Health
Centre. (GT)

VAT FROM 1 JULY: The State government will initiate stern measures to
control proliferation of new outlets selling liquor in an attempt to
discourage people from drinking. CM Parrikar stated this in the Goa
Assembly yesterday. The government seriously wants to stop further
proliferation of retail outlets and henceforth new licences in villages
would be granted only after seeking the approval of the concerned gram
sabhas and women's organisations. Referring to the sales tax, the chief
minister said that the VAT (value added tax) would come into force from 1
July this year. (GT)

SSI UNITS DE-REGISTERED: Forty-three Small Scale Industries have
de-registered, while 106 units have closed down over the last two or three
years, claimed Industries Minister Ramrao Dessai and Pernem MLA Jeetendra
Deshprabhu respectively. When cornered by Opposition members over the
flight of industrial capital from the State, the Industries Minister also
retorted that Goa had earned a bad name during the earlier Congress
regimes. (H)

GATHERING DUST: A vehicle testing machine costing Rs.1 crore, purchased in
1995, is gathering dust at the South district transport office but none of
the officials seems to be worried over this wastage. The machinery wears a
grotesque look as it has been covered with waste papers, files and other
discarded stationery packed up in sacks. (NT)

YOUTH JUMPS IN RIVER: One Ajay Raghunath Harmalkar, 27, from Olaunem-Tivim
committed suicide by jumping into river from the Moira bridge yesterday.
The deceased, who was mentally unsound, was brought to a psychiatrist in
Moira for a medical check-up by his father. When they were returning home
in a rickshaw, the deceased requested the driver to halt the rickshaw on
the pretext of passing urine. (GT)

PAPER 'LEAK': STUDENTS QUIZZED: Nine more students were quizzed by the
crime department yesterday, with the dragnet spreading from pupils of
Vidyaprabodini High School, Porvorim, and Mushtifund to Progress High
School and People's High School in Panjim. Anxious parents stood moist eyed
outside the crime branch office, where their minor children were being
questioned. (H)

GOODS, CASH STOLEN: Goods and cash amounting to Rs.1 lakh has been reported
stolen from the premises rented by an Italian national, Paulo Sponzilly, at
Pequeno-Peddem in Anjuna. (H)

CHARGESHEETS AGAINST GHM ACTIVISTS: Two chargesheets have been filed in the
District and Sessions Court against 11 Goa Hit Rakhan Manch activists for
gheraoing and manhandling Member Secretary of Kala Academy S Rane and
Managing Direct of the Goa Meat Complex Dr (Capt) HK Malviya last week. (H)

MINING FIRM WARNED: Villagers residing in the vicinity of Kavrem mines in
Rivona village have warned a mining company of a large scale agitation if
it fails to stop releasing muddy water into Kushawati river by Wednesday
morning. (H)

CALANGUTE ROAD WIDENED: Road widening from the panchayat to the Calangute
beach is in the last stage of completion. Hitherto, the narrow road was
prone to traffic jam during peak hours. (GT)

SKYBUS PROTOTYPE: The state-of-the-art sky bus coaches are being
manufactured by Kineco, Goa, with the involvement of IIT, Mumbai, and also
by BEML, Bangalore. A prototype of the skybus is nearing completion in the
respective workshops at Goa and Bangalore. (GT)

EVENTS GALORE AWAIT SALCETE: With the 40-day long Lenten season of
penitence nearing end, entertainment festivals, events and musical evenings
await the show biz industry and music crazy fans across Salcete in less
than a fortnight from now. The Food and Cultural festival, followed by the
traditional Arlem Festival and then the annual Beach Bonanza by Colva
Jaycees, besides a host of other events line-up this summer. (H)

ISO CERTIFICATION FOR NUSI: The NUSI Maritime Academy based at Chinchinim,
Salcete, has recently been awarded the ISO 9001-2000 certification. The
academy was set up in Goa in 1996 through the vision of late Dr Leo Barnes
who was the general secretary of the National Union of Seafarers of India. (GT)

SFX STUDENTS EXCEL: Joanne Marie D'Mello and Ausmarton Fernandes of St
Francis Xavier Higher Secondary School, Siolim, bagged the first place at
the State-level Science Quiz competition. Queenie Fernandes from Std XI
Science bagged the second place in the Essay competition organised by the
State Institute of Education and Department of Science Technology and
Environment, Goa. (H)

S P O R T S

DEMPO OVERPOWER INDIAN BANK: Dempo Sports Club returned to victory trail
when they thrashed Indian Bank, Chennai, 5-1 in the Oil PSU National
Football League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Apr: Velim: JOHN GONZAGA BARRETO, husband of Purification, father of
late Percy/Beatriz, Mercy/Roque, Gilly/Goretti, Eva/Muzi, Simon/Nita,
Apu/Martina.
08 Apr: Loutulim: MARGARITA FERNANDES, wife of Bernardo, mother of
Miguel, Francis, Andrew, Milagrina/Ivan.
06 Apr: Toronto, Ontario: DE SOUZA LIRA SANTANA (ex Dar-es-Salaam,
Tanzania), wife of the late Sylvester (Silu), Salmona-Saligao, mother of
Ralph/Fiona, Linette/Thomas (Arrarim, Saligao), Grandma of Daryl, Desmond
and David; sister of Vera Nazareth and Monica Pinto. Resting at Paul O'
Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (BetweenWarden and Pharmacy)
from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass on
Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Martyr Church (Lawrence between
Birchmount and Kennedy). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.04 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: No much change in weather.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-09 04:20:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 09, 2003

RABIES FEAR GRIPS CURTORIM: Panic has gripped Curtorim villagers, with more
than 150 taking anti-rabies injections (though official figure was not
available) following the death of a 32-year-old youth, whom they suspect
was suffering from rabies. Many have taken the dose apprehending infection
as they had attended the funeral of the victim and also shook hands with
the deceased's relatives. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

CM RAPS LUIZINHO: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar yesterday launched a
scathing attack on the Congress governments ruling the State in the past,
particularly on MLA Luizinho Faleiro, saying that he was responsible for
sending the wrong signal to prospective investors in industry that no files
moved in Goa without underhand payment of money. (GT)

SARS THREAT: Even as the two-bedded SARS Isolation Room at the GMC hospital
went operation to tackle any eventuality, the SARS scare figured in the Goa
legislature assembly on Tuesday when the former chief minister and Saligao
MLA, Dr Wilfred de Souza, raising the issue urged the State government to
take necessary steps in all the seriousness to screen passengers and crew
members of ships coming from the infected areas at the Mormugao port. (H)

WATER CRISIS: Cuncolim MLA Joaquim Alemao literally held Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar responsible for the water crisis in the state saying that
ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister came to power, water
crisis in the state had heightened. An agitated Alemao charged that there
has never been such an acute shortage of water during the regime of
previous chief ministers. The water scarcity faced by several city and
village dwellers in the state was also voiced in the House by Loutulim MLA
Alex Sequeira yesterday. He charged that the problem was faced in several
constituencies. (GT)

MEET TO TACKLE WATER SHORTAGE: CM Manohar Parrikar said yesterday that he
would convene a meeting within a day or two with PWD engineers and
officials to take measures to tackle the localized water-shortage problems
being faced in some areas. Mr Parrikar was replying to mention made of
water shortages during Zero Hour by Loutulim MLA Aleixo Sequeira. (H)

CM DEFENDS GOVT: "Don't blame the government for everything", saying so CM
Parrikar urged people to dial 102 in the event of an emergency requiring
medical help. The CM reacted strongly to the charges leveled by Aldona MLA
Dayanand Narvekar that Austin Soares died due to delay in shifting to
hospital in the absence of an ambulance at the Aldona Primary Health
Centre. (GT)

VAT FROM 1 JULY: The State government will initiate stern measures to
control proliferation of new outlets selling liquor in an attempt to
discourage people from drinking. CM Parrikar stated this in the Goa
Assembly yesterday. The government seriously wants to stop further
proliferation of retail outlets and henceforth new licences in villages
would be granted only after seeking the approval of the concerned gram
sabhas and women's organisations. Referring to the sales tax, the chief
minister said that the VAT (value added tax) would come into force from 1
July this year. (GT)

SSI UNITS DE-REGISTERED: Forty-three Small Scale Industries have
de-registered, while 106 units have closed down over the last two or three
years, claimed Industries Minister Ramrao Dessai and Pernem MLA Jeetendra
Deshprabhu respectively. When cornered by Opposition members over the
flight of industrial capital from the State, the Industries Minister also
retorted that Goa had earned a bad name during the earlier Congress
regimes. (H)

GATHERING DUST: A vehicle testing machine costing Rs.1 crore, purchased in
1995, is gathering dust at the South district transport office but none of
the officials seems to be worried over this wastage. The machinery wears a
grotesque look as it has been covered with waste papers, files and other
discarded stationery packed up in sacks. (NT)

YOUTH JUMPS IN RIVER: One Ajay Raghunath Harmalkar, 27, from Olaunem-Tivim
committed suicide by jumping into river from the Moira bridge yesterday.
The deceased, who was mentally unsound, was brought to a psychiatrist in
Moira for a medical check-up by his father. When they were returning home
in a rickshaw, the deceased requested the driver to halt the rickshaw on
the pretext of passing urine. (GT)

PAPER 'LEAK': STUDENTS QUIZZED: Nine more students were quizzed by the
crime department yesterday, with the dragnet spreading from pupils of
Vidyaprabodini High School, Porvorim, and Mushtifund to Progress High
School and People's High School in Panjim. Anxious parents stood moist eyed
outside the crime branch office, where their minor children were being
questioned. (H)

GOODS, CASH STOLEN: Goods and cash amounting to Rs.1 lakh has been reported
stolen from the premises rented by an Italian national, Paulo Sponzilly, at
Pequeno-Peddem in Anjuna. (H)

CHARGESHEETS AGAINST GHM ACTIVISTS: Two chargesheets have been filed in the
District and Sessions Court against 11 Goa Hit Rakhan Manch activists for
gheraoing and manhandling Member Secretary of Kala Academy S Rane and
Managing Direct of the Goa Meat Complex Dr (Capt) HK Malviya last week. (H)

MINING FIRM WARNED: Villagers residing in the vicinity of Kavrem mines in
Rivona village have warned a mining company of a large scale agitation if
it fails to stop releasing muddy water into Kushawati river by Wednesday
morning. (H)

CALANGUTE ROAD WIDENED: Road widening from the panchayat to the Calangute
beach is in the last stage of completion. Hitherto, the narrow road was
prone to traffic jam during peak hours. (GT)

SKYBUS PROTOTYPE: The state-of-the-art sky bus coaches are being
manufactured by Kineco, Goa, with the involvement of IIT, Mumbai, and also
by BEML, Bangalore. A prototype of the skybus is nearing completion in the
respective workshops at Goa and Bangalore. (GT)

EVENTS GALORE AWAIT SALCETE: With the 40-day long Lenten season of
penitence nearing end, entertainment festivals, events and musical evenings
await the show biz industry and music crazy fans across Salcete in less
than a fortnight from now. The Food and Cultural festival, followed by the
traditional Arlem Festival and then the annual Beach Bonanza by Colva
Jaycees, besides a host of other events line-up this summer. (H)

ISO CERTIFICATION FOR NUSI: The NUSI Maritime Academy based at Chinchinim,
Salcete, has recently been awarded the ISO 9001-2000 certification. The
academy was set up in Goa in 1996 through the vision of late Dr Leo Barnes
who was the general secretary of the National Union of Seafarers of India. (GT)

SFX STUDENTS EXCEL: Joanne Marie D'Mello and Ausmarton Fernandes of St
Francis Xavier Higher Secondary School, Siolim, bagged the first place at
the State-level Science Quiz competition. Queenie Fernandes from Std XI
Science bagged the second place in the Essay competition organised by the
State Institute of Education and Department of Science Technology and
Environment, Goa. (H)

S P O R T S

DEMPO OVERPOWER INDIAN BANK: Dempo Sports Club returned to victory trail
when they thrashed Indian Bank, Chennai, 5-1 in the Oil PSU National
Football League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Apr: Velim: JOHN GONZAGA BARRETO, husband of Purification, father of
late Percy/Beatriz, Mercy/Roque, Gilly/Goretti, Eva/Muzi, Simon/Nita,
Apu/Martina.
08 Apr: Loutulim: MARGARITA FERNANDES, wife of Bernardo, mother of
Miguel, Francis, Andrew, Milagrina/Ivan.
06 Apr: Toronto, Ontario: DE SOUZA LIRA SANTANA (ex Dar-es-Salaam,
Tanzania), wife of the late Sylvester (Silu), Salmona-Saligao, mother of
Ralph/Fiona, Linette/Thomas (Arrarim, Saligao), Grandma of Daryl, Desmond
and David; sister of Vera Nazareth and Monica Pinto. Resting at Paul O'
Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (BetweenWarden and Pharmacy)
from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass on
Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Martyr Church (Lawrence between
Birchmount and Kennedy). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.04 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: No much change in weather.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-09 04:20:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 09, 2003

RABIES FEAR GRIPS CURTORIM: Panic has gripped Curtorim villagers, with more
than 150 taking anti-rabies injections (though official figure was not
available) following the death of a 32-year-old youth, whom they suspect
was suffering from rabies. Many have taken the dose apprehending infection
as they had attended the funeral of the victim and also shook hands with
the deceased's relatives. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

CM RAPS LUIZINHO: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar yesterday launched a
scathing attack on the Congress governments ruling the State in the past,
particularly on MLA Luizinho Faleiro, saying that he was responsible for
sending the wrong signal to prospective investors in industry that no files
moved in Goa without underhand payment of money. (GT)

SARS THREAT: Even as the two-bedded SARS Isolation Room at the GMC hospital
went operation to tackle any eventuality, the SARS scare figured in the Goa
legislature assembly on Tuesday when the former chief minister and Saligao
MLA, Dr Wilfred de Souza, raising the issue urged the State government to
take necessary steps in all the seriousness to screen passengers and crew
members of ships coming from the infected areas at the Mormugao port. (H)

WATER CRISIS: Cuncolim MLA Joaquim Alemao literally held Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar responsible for the water crisis in the state saying that
ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister came to power, water
crisis in the state had heightened. An agitated Alemao charged that there
has never been such an acute shortage of water during the regime of
previous chief ministers. The water scarcity faced by several city and
village dwellers in the state was also voiced in the House by Loutulim MLA
Alex Sequeira yesterday. He charged that the problem was faced in several
constituencies. (GT)

MEET TO TACKLE WATER SHORTAGE: CM Manohar Parrikar said yesterday that he
would convene a meeting within a day or two with PWD engineers and
officials to take measures to tackle the localized water-shortage problems
being faced in some areas. Mr Parrikar was replying to mention made of
water shortages during Zero Hour by Loutulim MLA Aleixo Sequeira. (H)

CM DEFENDS GOVT: "Don't blame the government for everything", saying so CM
Parrikar urged people to dial 102 in the event of an emergency requiring
medical help. The CM reacted strongly to the charges leveled by Aldona MLA
Dayanand Narvekar that Austin Soares died due to delay in shifting to
hospital in the absence of an ambulance at the Aldona Primary Health
Centre. (GT)

VAT FROM 1 JULY: The State government will initiate stern measures to
control proliferation of new outlets selling liquor in an attempt to
discourage people from drinking. CM Parrikar stated this in the Goa
Assembly yesterday. The government seriously wants to stop further
proliferation of retail outlets and henceforth new licences in villages
would be granted only after seeking the approval of the concerned gram
sabhas and women's organisations. Referring to the sales tax, the chief
minister said that the VAT (value added tax) would come into force from 1
July this year. (GT)

SSI UNITS DE-REGISTERED: Forty-three Small Scale Industries have
de-registered, while 106 units have closed down over the last two or three
years, claimed Industries Minister Ramrao Dessai and Pernem MLA Jeetendra
Deshprabhu respectively. When cornered by Opposition members over the
flight of industrial capital from the State, the Industries Minister also
retorted that Goa had earned a bad name during the earlier Congress
regimes. (H)

GATHERING DUST: A vehicle testing machine costing Rs.1 crore, purchased in
1995, is gathering dust at the South district transport office but none of
the officials seems to be worried over this wastage. The machinery wears a
grotesque look as it has been covered with waste papers, files and other
discarded stationery packed up in sacks. (NT)

YOUTH JUMPS IN RIVER: One Ajay Raghunath Harmalkar, 27, from Olaunem-Tivim
committed suicide by jumping into river from the Moira bridge yesterday.
The deceased, who was mentally unsound, was brought to a psychiatrist in
Moira for a medical check-up by his father. When they were returning home
in a rickshaw, the deceased requested the driver to halt the rickshaw on
the pretext of passing urine. (GT)

PAPER 'LEAK': STUDENTS QUIZZED: Nine more students were quizzed by the
crime department yesterday, with the dragnet spreading from pupils of
Vidyaprabodini High School, Porvorim, and Mushtifund to Progress High
School and People's High School in Panjim. Anxious parents stood moist eyed
outside the crime branch office, where their minor children were being
questioned. (H)

GOODS, CASH STOLEN: Goods and cash amounting to Rs.1 lakh has been reported
stolen from the premises rented by an Italian national, Paulo Sponzilly, at
Pequeno-Peddem in Anjuna. (H)

CHARGESHEETS AGAINST GHM ACTIVISTS: Two chargesheets have been filed in the
District and Sessions Court against 11 Goa Hit Rakhan Manch activists for
gheraoing and manhandling Member Secretary of Kala Academy S Rane and
Managing Direct of the Goa Meat Complex Dr (Capt) HK Malviya last week. (H)

MINING FIRM WARNED: Villagers residing in the vicinity of Kavrem mines in
Rivona village have warned a mining company of a large scale agitation if
it fails to stop releasing muddy water into Kushawati river by Wednesday
morning. (H)

CALANGUTE ROAD WIDENED: Road widening from the panchayat to the Calangute
beach is in the last stage of completion. Hitherto, the narrow road was
prone to traffic jam during peak hours. (GT)

SKYBUS PROTOTYPE: The state-of-the-art sky bus coaches are being
manufactured by Kineco, Goa, with the involvement of IIT, Mumbai, and also
by BEML, Bangalore. A prototype of the skybus is nearing completion in the
respective workshops at Goa and Bangalore. (GT)

EVENTS GALORE AWAIT SALCETE: With the 40-day long Lenten season of
penitence nearing end, entertainment festivals, events and musical evenings
await the show biz industry and music crazy fans across Salcete in less
than a fortnight from now. The Food and Cultural festival, followed by the
traditional Arlem Festival and then the annual Beach Bonanza by Colva
Jaycees, besides a host of other events line-up this summer. (H)

ISO CERTIFICATION FOR NUSI: The NUSI Maritime Academy based at Chinchinim,
Salcete, has recently been awarded the ISO 9001-2000 certification. The
academy was set up in Goa in 1996 through the vision of late Dr Leo Barnes
who was the general secretary of the National Union of Seafarers of India. (GT)

SFX STUDENTS EXCEL: Joanne Marie D'Mello and Ausmarton Fernandes of St
Francis Xavier Higher Secondary School, Siolim, bagged the first place at
the State-level Science Quiz competition. Queenie Fernandes from Std XI
Science bagged the second place in the Essay competition organised by the
State Institute of Education and Department of Science Technology and
Environment, Goa. (H)

S P O R T S

DEMPO OVERPOWER INDIAN BANK: Dempo Sports Club returned to victory trail
when they thrashed Indian Bank, Chennai, 5-1 in the Oil PSU National
Football League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Apr: Velim: JOHN GONZAGA BARRETO, husband of Purification, father of
late Percy/Beatriz, Mercy/Roque, Gilly/Goretti, Eva/Muzi, Simon/Nita,
Apu/Martina.
08 Apr: Loutulim: MARGARITA FERNANDES, wife of Bernardo, mother of
Miguel, Francis, Andrew, Milagrina/Ivan.
06 Apr: Toronto, Ontario: DE SOUZA LIRA SANTANA (ex Dar-es-Salaam,
Tanzania), wife of the late Sylvester (Silu), Salmona-Saligao, mother of
Ralph/Fiona, Linette/Thomas (Arrarim, Saligao), Grandma of Daryl, Desmond
and David; sister of Vera Nazareth and Monica Pinto. Resting at Paul O'
Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (BetweenWarden and Pharmacy)
from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass on
Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Martyr Church (Lawrence between
Birchmount and Kennedy). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.04 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: No much change in weather.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-09 04:20:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 09, 2003

RABIES FEAR GRIPS CURTORIM: Panic has gripped Curtorim villagers, with more
than 150 taking anti-rabies injections (though official figure was not
available) following the death of a 32-year-old youth, whom they suspect
was suffering from rabies. Many have taken the dose apprehending infection
as they had attended the funeral of the victim and also shook hands with
the deceased's relatives. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

CM RAPS LUIZINHO: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar yesterday launched a
scathing attack on the Congress governments ruling the State in the past,
particularly on MLA Luizinho Faleiro, saying that he was responsible for
sending the wrong signal to prospective investors in industry that no files
moved in Goa without underhand payment of money. (GT)

SARS THREAT: Even as the two-bedded SARS Isolation Room at the GMC hospital
went operation to tackle any eventuality, the SARS scare figured in the Goa
legislature assembly on Tuesday when the former chief minister and Saligao
MLA, Dr Wilfred de Souza, raising the issue urged the State government to
take necessary steps in all the seriousness to screen passengers and crew
members of ships coming from the infected areas at the Mormugao port. (H)

WATER CRISIS: Cuncolim MLA Joaquim Alemao literally held Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar responsible for the water crisis in the state saying that
ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister came to power, water
crisis in the state had heightened. An agitated Alemao charged that there
has never been such an acute shortage of water during the regime of
previous chief ministers. The water scarcity faced by several city and
village dwellers in the state was also voiced in the House by Loutulim MLA
Alex Sequeira yesterday. He charged that the problem was faced in several
constituencies. (GT)

MEET TO TACKLE WATER SHORTAGE: CM Manohar Parrikar said yesterday that he
would convene a meeting within a day or two with PWD engineers and
officials to take measures to tackle the localized water-shortage problems
being faced in some areas. Mr Parrikar was replying to mention made of
water shortages during Zero Hour by Loutulim MLA Aleixo Sequeira. (H)

CM DEFENDS GOVT: "Don't blame the government for everything", saying so CM
Parrikar urged people to dial 102 in the event of an emergency requiring
medical help. The CM reacted strongly to the charges leveled by Aldona MLA
Dayanand Narvekar that Austin Soares died due to delay in shifting to
hospital in the absence of an ambulance at the Aldona Primary Health
Centre. (GT)

VAT FROM 1 JULY: The State government will initiate stern measures to
control proliferation of new outlets selling liquor in an attempt to
discourage people from drinking. CM Parrikar stated this in the Goa
Assembly yesterday. The government seriously wants to stop further
proliferation of retail outlets and henceforth new licences in villages
would be granted only after seeking the approval of the concerned gram
sabhas and women's organisations. Referring to the sales tax, the chief
minister said that the VAT (value added tax) would come into force from 1
July this year. (GT)

SSI UNITS DE-REGISTERED: Forty-three Small Scale Industries have
de-registered, while 106 units have closed down over the last two or three
years, claimed Industries Minister Ramrao Dessai and Pernem MLA Jeetendra
Deshprabhu respectively. When cornered by Opposition members over the
flight of industrial capital from the State, the Industries Minister also
retorted that Goa had earned a bad name during the earlier Congress
regimes. (H)

GATHERING DUST: A vehicle testing machine costing Rs.1 crore, purchased in
1995, is gathering dust at the South district transport office but none of
the officials seems to be worried over this wastage. The machinery wears a
grotesque look as it has been covered with waste papers, files and other
discarded stationery packed up in sacks. (NT)

YOUTH JUMPS IN RIVER: One Ajay Raghunath Harmalkar, 27, from Olaunem-Tivim
committed suicide by jumping into river from the Moira bridge yesterday.
The deceased, who was mentally unsound, was brought to a psychiatrist in
Moira for a medical check-up by his father. When they were returning home
in a rickshaw, the deceased requested the driver to halt the rickshaw on
the pretext of passing urine. (GT)

PAPER 'LEAK': STUDENTS QUIZZED: Nine more students were quizzed by the
crime department yesterday, with the dragnet spreading from pupils of
Vidyaprabodini High School, Porvorim, and Mushtifund to Progress High
School and People's High School in Panjim. Anxious parents stood moist eyed
outside the crime branch office, where their minor children were being
questioned. (H)

GOODS, CASH STOLEN: Goods and cash amounting to Rs.1 lakh has been reported
stolen from the premises rented by an Italian national, Paulo Sponzilly, at
Pequeno-Peddem in Anjuna. (H)

CHARGESHEETS AGAINST GHM ACTIVISTS: Two chargesheets have been filed in the
District and Sessions Court against 11 Goa Hit Rakhan Manch activists for
gheraoing and manhandling Member Secretary of Kala Academy S Rane and
Managing Direct of the Goa Meat Complex Dr (Capt) HK Malviya last week. (H)

MINING FIRM WARNED: Villagers residing in the vicinity of Kavrem mines in
Rivona village have warned a mining company of a large scale agitation if
it fails to stop releasing muddy water into Kushawati river by Wednesday
morning. (H)

CALANGUTE ROAD WIDENED: Road widening from the panchayat to the Calangute
beach is in the last stage of completion. Hitherto, the narrow road was
prone to traffic jam during peak hours. (GT)

SKYBUS PROTOTYPE: The state-of-the-art sky bus coaches are being
manufactured by Kineco, Goa, with the involvement of IIT, Mumbai, and also
by BEML, Bangalore. A prototype of the skybus is nearing completion in the
respective workshops at Goa and Bangalore. (GT)

EVENTS GALORE AWAIT SALCETE: With the 40-day long Lenten season of
penitence nearing end, entertainment festivals, events and musical evenings
await the show biz industry and music crazy fans across Salcete in less
than a fortnight from now. The Food and Cultural festival, followed by the
traditional Arlem Festival and then the annual Beach Bonanza by Colva
Jaycees, besides a host of other events line-up this summer. (H)

ISO CERTIFICATION FOR NUSI: The NUSI Maritime Academy based at Chinchinim,
Salcete, has recently been awarded the ISO 9001-2000 certification. The
academy was set up in Goa in 1996 through the vision of late Dr Leo Barnes
who was the general secretary of the National Union of Seafarers of India. (GT)

SFX STUDENTS EXCEL: Joanne Marie D'Mello and Ausmarton Fernandes of St
Francis Xavier Higher Secondary School, Siolim, bagged the first place at
the State-level Science Quiz competition. Queenie Fernandes from Std XI
Science bagged the second place in the Essay competition organised by the
State Institute of Education and Department of Science Technology and
Environment, Goa. (H)

S P O R T S

DEMPO OVERPOWER INDIAN BANK: Dempo Sports Club returned to victory trail
when they thrashed Indian Bank, Chennai, 5-1 in the Oil PSU National
Football League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Apr: Velim: JOHN GONZAGA BARRETO, husband of Purification, father of
late Percy/Beatriz, Mercy/Roque, Gilly/Goretti, Eva/Muzi, Simon/Nita,
Apu/Martina.
08 Apr: Loutulim: MARGARITA FERNANDES, wife of Bernardo, mother of
Miguel, Francis, Andrew, Milagrina/Ivan.
06 Apr: Toronto, Ontario: DE SOUZA LIRA SANTANA (ex Dar-es-Salaam,
Tanzania), wife of the late Sylvester (Silu), Salmona-Saligao, mother of
Ralph/Fiona, Linette/Thomas (Arrarim, Saligao), Grandma of Daryl, Desmond
and David; sister of Vera Nazareth and Monica Pinto. Resting at Paul O'
Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (BetweenWarden and Pharmacy)
from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass on
Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Martyr Church (Lawrence between
Birchmount and Kennedy). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.04 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: No much change in weather.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-09 04:20:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 09, 2003

RABIES FEAR GRIPS CURTORIM: Panic has gripped Curtorim villagers, with more
than 150 taking anti-rabies injections (though official figure was not
available) following the death of a 32-year-old youth, whom they suspect
was suffering from rabies. Many have taken the dose apprehending infection
as they had attended the funeral of the victim and also shook hands with
the deceased's relatives. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

CM RAPS LUIZINHO: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar yesterday launched a
scathing attack on the Congress governments ruling the State in the past,
particularly on MLA Luizinho Faleiro, saying that he was responsible for
sending the wrong signal to prospective investors in industry that no files
moved in Goa without underhand payment of money. (GT)

SARS THREAT: Even as the two-bedded SARS Isolation Room at the GMC hospital
went operation to tackle any eventuality, the SARS scare figured in the Goa
legislature assembly on Tuesday when the former chief minister and Saligao
MLA, Dr Wilfred de Souza, raising the issue urged the State government to
take necessary steps in all the seriousness to screen passengers and crew
members of ships coming from the infected areas at the Mormugao port. (H)

WATER CRISIS: Cuncolim MLA Joaquim Alemao literally held Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar responsible for the water crisis in the state saying that
ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister came to power, water
crisis in the state had heightened. An agitated Alemao charged that there
has never been such an acute shortage of water during the regime of
previous chief ministers. The water scarcity faced by several city and
village dwellers in the state was also voiced in the House by Loutulim MLA
Alex Sequeira yesterday. He charged that the problem was faced in several
constituencies. (GT)

MEET TO TACKLE WATER SHORTAGE: CM Manohar Parrikar said yesterday that he
would convene a meeting within a day or two with PWD engineers and
officials to take measures to tackle the localized water-shortage problems
being faced in some areas. Mr Parrikar was replying to mention made of
water shortages during Zero Hour by Loutulim MLA Aleixo Sequeira. (H)

CM DEFENDS GOVT: "Don't blame the government for everything", saying so CM
Parrikar urged people to dial 102 in the event of an emergency requiring
medical help. The CM reacted strongly to the charges leveled by Aldona MLA
Dayanand Narvekar that Austin Soares died due to delay in shifting to
hospital in the absence of an ambulance at the Aldona Primary Health
Centre. (GT)

VAT FROM 1 JULY: The State government will initiate stern measures to
control proliferation of new outlets selling liquor in an attempt to
discourage people from drinking. CM Parrikar stated this in the Goa
Assembly yesterday. The government seriously wants to stop further
proliferation of retail outlets and henceforth new licences in villages
would be granted only after seeking the approval of the concerned gram
sabhas and women's organisations. Referring to the sales tax, the chief
minister said that the VAT (value added tax) would come into force from 1
July this year. (GT)

SSI UNITS DE-REGISTERED: Forty-three Small Scale Industries have
de-registered, while 106 units have closed down over the last two or three
years, claimed Industries Minister Ramrao Dessai and Pernem MLA Jeetendra
Deshprabhu respectively. When cornered by Opposition members over the
flight of industrial capital from the State, the Industries Minister also
retorted that Goa had earned a bad name during the earlier Congress
regimes. (H)

GATHERING DUST: A vehicle testing machine costing Rs.1 crore, purchased in
1995, is gathering dust at the South district transport office but none of
the officials seems to be worried over this wastage. The machinery wears a
grotesque look as it has been covered with waste papers, files and other
discarded stationery packed up in sacks. (NT)

YOUTH JUMPS IN RIVER: One Ajay Raghunath Harmalkar, 27, from Olaunem-Tivim
committed suicide by jumping into river from the Moira bridge yesterday.
The deceased, who was mentally unsound, was brought to a psychiatrist in
Moira for a medical check-up by his father. When they were returning home
in a rickshaw, the deceased requested the driver to halt the rickshaw on
the pretext of passing urine. (GT)

PAPER 'LEAK': STUDENTS QUIZZED: Nine more students were quizzed by the
crime department yesterday, with the dragnet spreading from pupils of
Vidyaprabodini High School, Porvorim, and Mushtifund to Progress High
School and People's High School in Panjim. Anxious parents stood moist eyed
outside the crime branch office, where their minor children were being
questioned. (H)

GOODS, CASH STOLEN: Goods and cash amounting to Rs.1 lakh has been reported
stolen from the premises rented by an Italian national, Paulo Sponzilly, at
Pequeno-Peddem in Anjuna. (H)

CHARGESHEETS AGAINST GHM ACTIVISTS: Two chargesheets have been filed in the
District and Sessions Court against 11 Goa Hit Rakhan Manch activists for
gheraoing and manhandling Member Secretary of Kala Academy S Rane and
Managing Direct of the Goa Meat Complex Dr (Capt) HK Malviya last week. (H)

MINING FIRM WARNED: Villagers residing in the vicinity of Kavrem mines in
Rivona village have warned a mining company of a large scale agitation if
it fails to stop releasing muddy water into Kushawati river by Wednesday
morning. (H)

CALANGUTE ROAD WIDENED: Road widening from the panchayat to the Calangute
beach is in the last stage of completion. Hitherto, the narrow road was
prone to traffic jam during peak hours. (GT)

SKYBUS PROTOTYPE: The state-of-the-art sky bus coaches are being
manufactured by Kineco, Goa, with the involvement of IIT, Mumbai, and also
by BEML, Bangalore. A prototype of the skybus is nearing completion in the
respective workshops at Goa and Bangalore. (GT)

EVENTS GALORE AWAIT SALCETE: With the 40-day long Lenten season of
penitence nearing end, entertainment festivals, events and musical evenings
await the show biz industry and music crazy fans across Salcete in less
than a fortnight from now. The Food and Cultural festival, followed by the
traditional Arlem Festival and then the annual Beach Bonanza by Colva
Jaycees, besides a host of other events line-up this summer. (H)

ISO CERTIFICATION FOR NUSI: The NUSI Maritime Academy based at Chinchinim,
Salcete, has recently been awarded the ISO 9001-2000 certification. The
academy was set up in Goa in 1996 through the vision of late Dr Leo Barnes
who was the general secretary of the National Union of Seafarers of India. (GT)

SFX STUDENTS EXCEL: Joanne Marie D'Mello and Ausmarton Fernandes of St
Francis Xavier Higher Secondary School, Siolim, bagged the first place at
the State-level Science Quiz competition. Queenie Fernandes from Std XI
Science bagged the second place in the Essay competition organised by the
State Institute of Education and Department of Science Technology and
Environment, Goa. (H)

S P O R T S

DEMPO OVERPOWER INDIAN BANK: Dempo Sports Club returned to victory trail
when they thrashed Indian Bank, Chennai, 5-1 in the Oil PSU National
Football League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, yesterday. (GT)

D E A T H S
07 Apr: Velim: JOHN GONZAGA BARRETO, husband of Purification, father of
late Percy/Beatriz, Mercy/Roque, Gilly/Goretti, Eva/Muzi, Simon/Nita,
Apu/Martina.
08 Apr: Loutulim: MARGARITA FERNANDES, wife of Bernardo, mother of
Miguel, Francis, Andrew, Milagrina/Ivan.
06 Apr: Toronto, Ontario: DE SOUZA LIRA SANTANA (ex Dar-es-Salaam,
Tanzania), wife of the late Sylvester (Silu), Salmona-Saligao, mother of
Ralph/Fiona, Linette/Thomas (Arrarim, Saligao), Grandma of Daryl, Desmond
and David; sister of Vera Nazareth and Monica Pinto. Resting at Paul O'
Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (BetweenWarden and Pharmacy)
from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass on
Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Martyr Church (Lawrence between
Birchmount and Kennedy). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 30.04 deg C (86.7 deg F) at 09.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.8 deg C, Humidity: 72% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: No much change in weather.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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