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[Goanet] 18 FEB 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-18 06:52:38 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 18, 2003

BETTER DEAL FOR DOMESTICS: Passing of Domestic Workers Bill, framing of
policies to provide jobs for women without discrimination and
stereo-typing, and safeguards and living wages for traditional workers,
specially in agricultural sector were some of the demands voiced at a
workshop on "Women in Employment" organised by Bailancho Saad in Panjim. (GT)

OPPN HELP SOUGHT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has called upon
Opposition parties, particularly MLAs to join hands and cooperate with the
government in efforts to deliver the best to the people of Goa. While
speaking at Pilar, he said while his government is open to suggestions,
constructive criticism is welcomed but it should not be just for the sake
of mere criticism. (H)

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Addressing reporters on February
17, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government has set before
itself a mission of generating employment in such a manner that the new
jobs created will suit the temperament and skills of people, besides
ensuring that there is no threat to ecology. (GT)

ONE DROWNS IN DUDHSAGAR: A picnic ended in tragedy when a 33-year-old man,
Vishwanath Narasinha Rasalkar from Dharwad, drowned in the Dudhsagar river
on Sunday (Feb 16) evening. A group of nine persons from Dharwad had gone
for a picnic. Vishwanath went for a dip in the river, where he was dragged
into the water by strong currents. (H)

NEGLIGENCE OF JAIL GUARD: A magisterial inquiry has held guilty a jail
guard for the escape of an undertrial from Nepal, Bir Bahadur Dhani, from
the judicial lock-up attached to the Margao court building, and has
recommended a series of measures including installation of an electronic
devise, to tone up the jail security. (H)

CORTALIM VP SECRETARY CRITICISED: The Cortalim residents on February 17
flayed the Cortalim Panchayat Secretary, Pedro Jacques, for misusing his
powers, at the darbar held with the MLA Matanhy Saldanha at the panchayat
hall. (H)

JAPANESE GOVT'S NOBLE ACT: The financial assistance by the Japanese
government to St Xavier's Academy of Caritas Goa has benefited 56
handicapped students of the Institute who are now able to make use of
computers. (GT)

QUEPEM DAM WATER: A 53-year-old dam once provided water for drinking and
agricultural purposes to the Quepem town and five neighbouring villages,
besides attracting tourists to the scenic spot. However, over the years,
the water has been declining at an alarming rate, largely due to the
growing collection of silt. The presence of carcasses of dead animals and
other rubbish in the water has also made the water unsafe for human use. (H)

BURN INJURIES: A 22-year-old married woman, Malu Hangudde, sustained 95 per
cent burn injuries, when a stove burst at her residence in
Gadeshwar-Khorlim in Mapusa on Monday evening. (H)

COURSE ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendra, Alto
Porvorim, will organise a research course for teachers and PhD students
from May 16 to 23, and June 9 to 11. The objectives of this course is to
train researchers in languages and social sciences and to teach the basics
of writing a research paper. (H)

WRITERS' WORKSHOP: Dr Victor Rangel Rebeiro, author of "Tivolem", was
invited by the English Department of St Xavier's College, Mapusa, for an
interaction session with the students of literature recently. Rebeiro
enthralled the gathering with humorous anecdotes and handy tips for young
aspiring writers. (GT)

RAO FOR AMENDMENT OF ANTI-DEFECTION LAW: Intellectuals, thinkers and
prominent personalities in the country have initiated a debate on the issue
of anti-defection laws and that they plan to suggest an amendment to the
Tenth schedule of the Constitution to avoid defection in small states like
Goa. According to the former MP, Mr Shantaram Naik, this was told to him by
the former prime minister, Mr PV Narasimha Rao, when he called on the ex-Pm
at Raj Bhavan on Sunday. (NT)

HELP-AGE PROJECT: HelpAge India, a national-level charity working for the
cause and care of the elderly, has financed one more project at St Joseph's
Home for the Aged, Siolim. They presented a cheque of Rs.1,00,500 as the
first instalment of the total project cost of Rs.2,01,000. (GT)

M.A.G. TO LAUNCH PEACEFUL PROTESTS: The motorcycle action group has decided
to launch peaceful protests against the government's failure to notify two
exemptions to the helmet rule as mooted by the former transport minister,
Mr Pandurang Raut, in consultation with the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, in March 2001. A special meeting would be held on February 22 to
finalise the state level agitation. (NT)

SCHOOL BLDGS REMAIN EMPTY: As many as 38 government primary school
buildings are lying vacant all over Goa after the amalgamation of 47
institutions since January 2000. (GT)

ASSAGAO ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SOCIAL will be held on 23 Feb 2003, at Victoria
Church, Ground floor hall, Mahim, Mumbai, with Mass at 9.30 am, followed by
a Get-together with games, music, dances; Coffee, soft drinks, music,
snacks, lunch, etc. To meet the expenses, a collection will be made
@Rs.75/- per head.Children below 5 years free. To defray the high costs,
sponsorship for various items are accepted in cash. Contact: Valentine
Paes, Feast & Social Secretary, 8 Madonna 3rd Floor, Soonawala Agiary Marg,
Mahim, Mumbai, Tel: 2445 6425 ("Lawrence Rodrigues"
rodrigues_lawrence at hotmail.com)

"UNSEEN GOA" is an effort to bring forth Goa's natural and cultural
heritage like its wildlife sanctuaries, sacred groves, springs, lakes,
temples, forts, etc in its truest form to the tourists and the local
community for the purpose of appreciation, goodwill and awareness. It
offers an excellent opportunity to the serious visitors to embark on a
quest to explore and unravel the wild habitats, contribute to field-based
wildlife conservation while on holiday and above all enthrall yourself in
nature's mystic realm. Contact: Nirmal U. Kulkarni, Ph. (0832)2252463,
(0832)2254463, Mapusa-Goa, or Adwait R. Desai: Ph (0832)2250296, Mapusa Goa.

"THE NAVHIND TIMES" IS 40: Goa's first English daily, The Navhind Times,
completes 40 years today. Founded in 1963 by the House of Dempo, the paper
has maintained independence, neutrality and high standards of journalism,
according to views expressed by cross-sections of people. (NT)

KUWAIT GOANS FLAY KONKANI OPPONENTS: Kuwait Konkani Kendra has unanimously
condemned the "malicious campaign (being) carried out against Konkani by
the illegitimate Goans settled in Goa". A resolution to this effect was
passed at an extra-ordinary meeting of the Kendra, in Kuwait, recently. (H)

CHURCHILL'S WIFE SUFFERS STROKE: Ms Fatima Alemao, the wife of former chief
minister and Churchill Bros Sports Club patron, Mr Churchill Alemao,
suffered an epileptic stroke during the Churchill-Vasco NFL match at the
Nehru Stadium at Fatorda on February 17. (NT)

PAINTINGS EXHIBITION: The Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi, has organised an
exhibition of paintings during the National Painters Camp in association
with the Kala Academy, Goa, from February 18 to 20. (NT)

CAI'S NEW CHAIRPERSON: Preeti Mahatme has been elected as the chairperson
of the Goa branch of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2003-02.
Mahatme, a practicing chartered accountant, is the youngest member to
become the chairperson of the Goa branch. (GT)

S P O R T S

VASCO-CHURCHILL SHARE SPOILS: Vasco SC forced Churchill Brothers to share
spoils in an one-all draw in their Oil PSU National Football League
encounter at Fatorda on February 17. (GT)

D E A T H S
4 Feb: Sutton, Surrey, UK. BERYL JANE BOTELHO, (formerly of Goan Estate,
Nairobi), wife of the late Cajy Botelho, mother of Joy Fonseca, Grace Lobo,
Ruby/Derek Lathey and Jude Botelho, grandmother of Rob & Ralph Fonseca,
Zessica McIntire and Elaine, Alison & Melissa Lobo, great grandmother of
Amber-Nicole McIntire.Passed away peacefully at St Helier's Hospital.
Funeral Mass 11 am, 18 Feb. at Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon. Burial 3 pm,
19 Feb. in St Peter's Church, Frimley, Surrey. Condolences c/o Alison Lobo:
radar1972 at hotmail.com
17 Feb: Merces: REGINA JOAO, wife of late Domingos, mother of
Santan/Sacrament, Xavier/Filomena, Menino/Victor, late Cruz/Regina and
Ernestina, Conceicai (Kuwait), Valentino, Elvira/Francis.
16 Feb: Shantinagar-Ponda: BALKRISHNA TIMAJI S KAKODKAR (68), husband
of Rupa, father of Siddhesh/Rena, Rajesh/Sonal and Vrinda/Mahesh Borkar.
17 Feb: Nagoa-Pirni: JOAO BENEDITO REBELLO (Trumpet player), husband of
Antoneta Amelia, father of Remedia/Lucas, Matilda/Richard (Abu Dhabi),
Crucifina/Remedios, Candida/Eustace (Kuwait), Preccy/Peter.
17 Feb: Varca: PAULO PIEDADE RODRIGUES, husband of late Luiza, father
of Gloria/Anna.
14 Feb: Navelim: FELICIDADE PEREIRA, wife of Tony Perry (Musician),
mother of Olivia/Luciano, sister of Emelia (Canada), sister-in-law of Lawry
(Canada), late Nicholas, John Lodovic Perry, aunt of Sally (Canada).
17 Feb: Navelim: HARISON ROSARIO (17), son of John/Maria, brother of
Herman.
17 Feb: Bogmalo: JOAO CAITAN XAVIER, husband of Esperance, father of
Sylvester (Dubai), Aurora/Inacio Figueiredo, Martin/Santan Fernandes,
Milagrina.
17 Feb: Chicalim-Alto: ANTHONY PACHECO, husband of Joan, father of
John, Ana and Cheryl/Francisco.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 23.8 deg C (74.8deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.5 deg C, Humidity: 63% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The early part of the morning was full of mist.

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

Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-18 06:52:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 18, 2003

BETTER DEAL FOR DOMESTICS: Passing of Domestic Workers Bill, framing of
policies to provide jobs for women without discrimination and
stereo-typing, and safeguards and living wages for traditional workers,
specially in agricultural sector were some of the demands voiced at a
workshop on "Women in Employment" organised by Bailancho Saad in Panjim. (GT)

OPPN HELP SOUGHT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has called upon
Opposition parties, particularly MLAs to join hands and cooperate with the
government in efforts to deliver the best to the people of Goa. While
speaking at Pilar, he said while his government is open to suggestions,
constructive criticism is welcomed but it should not be just for the sake
of mere criticism. (H)

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Addressing reporters on February
17, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government has set before
itself a mission of generating employment in such a manner that the new
jobs created will suit the temperament and skills of people, besides
ensuring that there is no threat to ecology. (GT)

ONE DROWNS IN DUDHSAGAR: A picnic ended in tragedy when a 33-year-old man,
Vishwanath Narasinha Rasalkar from Dharwad, drowned in the Dudhsagar river
on Sunday (Feb 16) evening. A group of nine persons from Dharwad had gone
for a picnic. Vishwanath went for a dip in the river, where he was dragged
into the water by strong currents. (H)

NEGLIGENCE OF JAIL GUARD: A magisterial inquiry has held guilty a jail
guard for the escape of an undertrial from Nepal, Bir Bahadur Dhani, from
the judicial lock-up attached to the Margao court building, and has
recommended a series of measures including installation of an electronic
devise, to tone up the jail security. (H)

CORTALIM VP SECRETARY CRITICISED: The Cortalim residents on February 17
flayed the Cortalim Panchayat Secretary, Pedro Jacques, for misusing his
powers, at the darbar held with the MLA Matanhy Saldanha at the panchayat
hall. (H)

JAPANESE GOVT'S NOBLE ACT: The financial assistance by the Japanese
government to St Xavier's Academy of Caritas Goa has benefited 56
handicapped students of the Institute who are now able to make use of
computers. (GT)

QUEPEM DAM WATER: A 53-year-old dam once provided water for drinking and
agricultural purposes to the Quepem town and five neighbouring villages,
besides attracting tourists to the scenic spot. However, over the years,
the water has been declining at an alarming rate, largely due to the
growing collection of silt. The presence of carcasses of dead animals and
other rubbish in the water has also made the water unsafe for human use. (H)

BURN INJURIES: A 22-year-old married woman, Malu Hangudde, sustained 95 per
cent burn injuries, when a stove burst at her residence in
Gadeshwar-Khorlim in Mapusa on Monday evening. (H)

COURSE ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendra, Alto
Porvorim, will organise a research course for teachers and PhD students
from May 16 to 23, and June 9 to 11. The objectives of this course is to
train researchers in languages and social sciences and to teach the basics
of writing a research paper. (H)

WRITERS' WORKSHOP: Dr Victor Rangel Rebeiro, author of "Tivolem", was
invited by the English Department of St Xavier's College, Mapusa, for an
interaction session with the students of literature recently. Rebeiro
enthralled the gathering with humorous anecdotes and handy tips for young
aspiring writers. (GT)

RAO FOR AMENDMENT OF ANTI-DEFECTION LAW: Intellectuals, thinkers and
prominent personalities in the country have initiated a debate on the issue
of anti-defection laws and that they plan to suggest an amendment to the
Tenth schedule of the Constitution to avoid defection in small states like
Goa. According to the former MP, Mr Shantaram Naik, this was told to him by
the former prime minister, Mr PV Narasimha Rao, when he called on the ex-Pm
at Raj Bhavan on Sunday. (NT)

HELP-AGE PROJECT: HelpAge India, a national-level charity working for the
cause and care of the elderly, has financed one more project at St Joseph's
Home for the Aged, Siolim. They presented a cheque of Rs.1,00,500 as the
first instalment of the total project cost of Rs.2,01,000. (GT)

M.A.G. TO LAUNCH PEACEFUL PROTESTS: The motorcycle action group has decided
to launch peaceful protests against the government's failure to notify two
exemptions to the helmet rule as mooted by the former transport minister,
Mr Pandurang Raut, in consultation with the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, in March 2001. A special meeting would be held on February 22 to
finalise the state level agitation. (NT)

SCHOOL BLDGS REMAIN EMPTY: As many as 38 government primary school
buildings are lying vacant all over Goa after the amalgamation of 47
institutions since January 2000. (GT)

ASSAGAO ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SOCIAL will be held on 23 Feb 2003, at Victoria
Church, Ground floor hall, Mahim, Mumbai, with Mass at 9.30 am, followed by
a Get-together with games, music, dances; Coffee, soft drinks, music,
snacks, lunch, etc. To meet the expenses, a collection will be made
@Rs.75/- per head.Children below 5 years free. To defray the high costs,
sponsorship for various items are accepted in cash. Contact: Valentine
Paes, Feast & Social Secretary, 8 Madonna 3rd Floor, Soonawala Agiary Marg,
Mahim, Mumbai, Tel: 2445 6425 ("Lawrence Rodrigues"
rodrigues_lawrence at hotmail.com)

"UNSEEN GOA" is an effort to bring forth Goa's natural and cultural
heritage like its wildlife sanctuaries, sacred groves, springs, lakes,
temples, forts, etc in its truest form to the tourists and the local
community for the purpose of appreciation, goodwill and awareness. It
offers an excellent opportunity to the serious visitors to embark on a
quest to explore and unravel the wild habitats, contribute to field-based
wildlife conservation while on holiday and above all enthrall yourself in
nature's mystic realm. Contact: Nirmal U. Kulkarni, Ph. (0832)2252463,
(0832)2254463, Mapusa-Goa, or Adwait R. Desai: Ph (0832)2250296, Mapusa Goa.

"THE NAVHIND TIMES" IS 40: Goa's first English daily, The Navhind Times,
completes 40 years today. Founded in 1963 by the House of Dempo, the paper
has maintained independence, neutrality and high standards of journalism,
according to views expressed by cross-sections of people. (NT)

KUWAIT GOANS FLAY KONKANI OPPONENTS: Kuwait Konkani Kendra has unanimously
condemned the "malicious campaign (being) carried out against Konkani by
the illegitimate Goans settled in Goa". A resolution to this effect was
passed at an extra-ordinary meeting of the Kendra, in Kuwait, recently. (H)

CHURCHILL'S WIFE SUFFERS STROKE: Ms Fatima Alemao, the wife of former chief
minister and Churchill Bros Sports Club patron, Mr Churchill Alemao,
suffered an epileptic stroke during the Churchill-Vasco NFL match at the
Nehru Stadium at Fatorda on February 17. (NT)

PAINTINGS EXHIBITION: The Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi, has organised an
exhibition of paintings during the National Painters Camp in association
with the Kala Academy, Goa, from February 18 to 20. (NT)

CAI'S NEW CHAIRPERSON: Preeti Mahatme has been elected as the chairperson
of the Goa branch of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2003-02.
Mahatme, a practicing chartered accountant, is the youngest member to
become the chairperson of the Goa branch. (GT)

S P O R T S

VASCO-CHURCHILL SHARE SPOILS: Vasco SC forced Churchill Brothers to share
spoils in an one-all draw in their Oil PSU National Football League
encounter at Fatorda on February 17. (GT)

D E A T H S
4 Feb: Sutton, Surrey, UK. BERYL JANE BOTELHO, (formerly of Goan Estate,
Nairobi), wife of the late Cajy Botelho, mother of Joy Fonseca, Grace Lobo,
Ruby/Derek Lathey and Jude Botelho, grandmother of Rob & Ralph Fonseca,
Zessica McIntire and Elaine, Alison & Melissa Lobo, great grandmother of
Amber-Nicole McIntire.Passed away peacefully at St Helier's Hospital.
Funeral Mass 11 am, 18 Feb. at Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon. Burial 3 pm,
19 Feb. in St Peter's Church, Frimley, Surrey. Condolences c/o Alison Lobo:
radar1972 at hotmail.com
17 Feb: Merces: REGINA JOAO, wife of late Domingos, mother of
Santan/Sacrament, Xavier/Filomena, Menino/Victor, late Cruz/Regina and
Ernestina, Conceicai (Kuwait), Valentino, Elvira/Francis.
16 Feb: Shantinagar-Ponda: BALKRISHNA TIMAJI S KAKODKAR (68), husband
of Rupa, father of Siddhesh/Rena, Rajesh/Sonal and Vrinda/Mahesh Borkar.
17 Feb: Nagoa-Pirni: JOAO BENEDITO REBELLO (Trumpet player), husband of
Antoneta Amelia, father of Remedia/Lucas, Matilda/Richard (Abu Dhabi),
Crucifina/Remedios, Candida/Eustace (Kuwait), Preccy/Peter.
17 Feb: Varca: PAULO PIEDADE RODRIGUES, husband of late Luiza, father
of Gloria/Anna.
14 Feb: Navelim: FELICIDADE PEREIRA, wife of Tony Perry (Musician),
mother of Olivia/Luciano, sister of Emelia (Canada), sister-in-law of Lawry
(Canada), late Nicholas, John Lodovic Perry, aunt of Sally (Canada).
17 Feb: Navelim: HARISON ROSARIO (17), son of John/Maria, brother of
Herman.
17 Feb: Bogmalo: JOAO CAITAN XAVIER, husband of Esperance, father of
Sylvester (Dubai), Aurora/Inacio Figueiredo, Martin/Santan Fernandes,
Milagrina.
17 Feb: Chicalim-Alto: ANTHONY PACHECO, husband of Joan, father of
John, Ana and Cheryl/Francisco.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 23.8 deg C (74.8deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.5 deg C, Humidity: 63% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The early part of the morning was full of mist.

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

Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-18 06:52:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 18, 2003

BETTER DEAL FOR DOMESTICS: Passing of Domestic Workers Bill, framing of
policies to provide jobs for women without discrimination and
stereo-typing, and safeguards and living wages for traditional workers,
specially in agricultural sector were some of the demands voiced at a
workshop on "Women in Employment" organised by Bailancho Saad in Panjim. (GT)

OPPN HELP SOUGHT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has called upon
Opposition parties, particularly MLAs to join hands and cooperate with the
government in efforts to deliver the best to the people of Goa. While
speaking at Pilar, he said while his government is open to suggestions,
constructive criticism is welcomed but it should not be just for the sake
of mere criticism. (H)

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Addressing reporters on February
17, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government has set before
itself a mission of generating employment in such a manner that the new
jobs created will suit the temperament and skills of people, besides
ensuring that there is no threat to ecology. (GT)

ONE DROWNS IN DUDHSAGAR: A picnic ended in tragedy when a 33-year-old man,
Vishwanath Narasinha Rasalkar from Dharwad, drowned in the Dudhsagar river
on Sunday (Feb 16) evening. A group of nine persons from Dharwad had gone
for a picnic. Vishwanath went for a dip in the river, where he was dragged
into the water by strong currents. (H)

NEGLIGENCE OF JAIL GUARD: A magisterial inquiry has held guilty a jail
guard for the escape of an undertrial from Nepal, Bir Bahadur Dhani, from
the judicial lock-up attached to the Margao court building, and has
recommended a series of measures including installation of an electronic
devise, to tone up the jail security. (H)

CORTALIM VP SECRETARY CRITICISED: The Cortalim residents on February 17
flayed the Cortalim Panchayat Secretary, Pedro Jacques, for misusing his
powers, at the darbar held with the MLA Matanhy Saldanha at the panchayat
hall. (H)

JAPANESE GOVT'S NOBLE ACT: The financial assistance by the Japanese
government to St Xavier's Academy of Caritas Goa has benefited 56
handicapped students of the Institute who are now able to make use of
computers. (GT)

QUEPEM DAM WATER: A 53-year-old dam once provided water for drinking and
agricultural purposes to the Quepem town and five neighbouring villages,
besides attracting tourists to the scenic spot. However, over the years,
the water has been declining at an alarming rate, largely due to the
growing collection of silt. The presence of carcasses of dead animals and
other rubbish in the water has also made the water unsafe for human use. (H)

BURN INJURIES: A 22-year-old married woman, Malu Hangudde, sustained 95 per
cent burn injuries, when a stove burst at her residence in
Gadeshwar-Khorlim in Mapusa on Monday evening. (H)

COURSE ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendra, Alto
Porvorim, will organise a research course for teachers and PhD students
from May 16 to 23, and June 9 to 11. The objectives of this course is to
train researchers in languages and social sciences and to teach the basics
of writing a research paper. (H)

WRITERS' WORKSHOP: Dr Victor Rangel Rebeiro, author of "Tivolem", was
invited by the English Department of St Xavier's College, Mapusa, for an
interaction session with the students of literature recently. Rebeiro
enthralled the gathering with humorous anecdotes and handy tips for young
aspiring writers. (GT)

RAO FOR AMENDMENT OF ANTI-DEFECTION LAW: Intellectuals, thinkers and
prominent personalities in the country have initiated a debate on the issue
of anti-defection laws and that they plan to suggest an amendment to the
Tenth schedule of the Constitution to avoid defection in small states like
Goa. According to the former MP, Mr Shantaram Naik, this was told to him by
the former prime minister, Mr PV Narasimha Rao, when he called on the ex-Pm
at Raj Bhavan on Sunday. (NT)

HELP-AGE PROJECT: HelpAge India, a national-level charity working for the
cause and care of the elderly, has financed one more project at St Joseph's
Home for the Aged, Siolim. They presented a cheque of Rs.1,00,500 as the
first instalment of the total project cost of Rs.2,01,000. (GT)

M.A.G. TO LAUNCH PEACEFUL PROTESTS: The motorcycle action group has decided
to launch peaceful protests against the government's failure to notify two
exemptions to the helmet rule as mooted by the former transport minister,
Mr Pandurang Raut, in consultation with the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar
Parrikar, in March 2001. A special meeting would be held on February 22 to
finalise the state level agitation. (NT)

SCHOOL BLDGS REMAIN EMPTY: As many as 38 government primary school
buildings are lying vacant all over Goa after the amalgamation of 47
institutions since January 2000. (GT)

ASSAGAO ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SOCIAL will be held on 23 Feb 2003, at Victoria
Church, Ground floor hall, Mahim, Mumbai, with Mass at 9.30 am, followed by
a Get-together with games, music, dances; Coffee, soft drinks, music,
snacks, lunch, etc. To meet the expenses, a collection will be made
@Rs.75/- per head.Children below 5 years free. To defray the high costs,
sponsorship for various items are accepted in cash. Contact: Valentine
Paes, Feast & Social Secretary, 8 Madonna 3rd Floor, Soonawala Agiary Marg,
Mahim, Mumbai, Tel: 2445 6425 ("Lawrence Rodrigues"
rodrigues_lawrence at hotmail.com)

"UNSEEN GOA" is an effort to bring forth Goa's natural and cultural
heritage like its wildlife sanctuaries, sacred groves, springs, lakes,
temples, forts, etc in its truest form to the tourists and the local
community for the purpose of appreciation, goodwill and awareness. It
offers an excellent opportunity to the serious visitors to embark on a
quest to explore and unravel the wild habitats, contribute to field-based
wildlife conservation while on holiday and above all enthrall yourself in
nature's mystic realm. Contact: Nirmal U. Kulkarni, Ph. (0832)2252463,
(0832)2254463, Mapusa-Goa, or Adwait R. Desai: Ph (0832)2250296, Mapusa Goa.

"THE NAVHIND TIMES" IS 40: Goa's first English daily, The Navhind Times,
completes 40 years today. Founded in 1963 by the House of Dempo, the paper
has maintained independence, neutrality and high standards of journalism,
according to views expressed by cross-sections of people. (NT)

KUWAIT GOANS FLAY KONKANI OPPONENTS: Kuwait Konkani Kendra has unanimously
condemned the "malicious campaign (being) carried out against Konkani by
the illegitimate Goans settled in Goa". A resolution to this effect was
passed at an extra-ordinary meeting of the Kendra, in Kuwait, recently. (H)

CHURCHILL'S WIFE SUFFERS STROKE: Ms Fatima Alemao, the wife of former chief
minister and Churchill Bros Sports Club patron, Mr Churchill Alemao,
suffered an epileptic stroke during the Churchill-Vasco NFL match at the
Nehru Stadium at Fatorda on February 17. (NT)

PAINTINGS EXHIBITION: The Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi, has organised an
exhibition of paintings during the National Painters Camp in association
with the Kala Academy, Goa, from February 18 to 20. (NT)

CAI'S NEW CHAIRPERSON: Preeti Mahatme has been elected as the chairperson
of the Goa branch of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2003-02.
Mahatme, a practicing chartered accountant, is the youngest member to
become the chairperson of the Goa branch. (GT)

S P O R T S

VASCO-CHURCHILL SHARE SPOILS: Vasco SC forced Churchill Brothers to share
spoils in an one-all draw in their Oil PSU National Football League
encounter at Fatorda on February 17. (GT)

D E A T H S
4 Feb: Sutton, Surrey, UK. BERYL JANE BOTELHO, (formerly of Goan Estate,
Nairobi), wife of the late Cajy Botelho, mother of Joy Fonseca, Grace Lobo,
Ruby/Derek Lathey and Jude Botelho, grandmother of Rob & Ralph Fonseca,
Zessica McIntire and Elaine, Alis