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goacomNews07 May 04
H I G H L I G H T S
* IFFI work progresses - NGO's move to court * Konkan fruit festival
begins * Margao Municipal Building to complete 100 years * Locals and
Tourist head to the beaches for relief from heat.

GoaNOW Webzine at:
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

IFFI ON SCHEDULE, SAYS PRASAD: Setting to rest all speculation, the Key
Advisory Board has unanimously decided to hold the International Film
Festival in India 2004 in Panaji in November this year. Addressing a press
conference yesterday after a marathon meeting of KAB members at Goa Marriott
Resort, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Ravi
Shankar Prasad said the KAB had decided to hold the IFFI in Goa, as
scheduled earlier, after viewing the entire aspect of ongoing preparations
and assurances given by different consultants as well as Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar, in particular. (H)

COISSORO OFFERS AID TO RESTORE ADIL SHAH PALACE: Had Jawaharlal Nehru waited
a few more years Goa would have been "taken over" peacefully said Narana
Sinai Coissoro, vice president of the Portuguese Parliament. Documents,
pertaining to the Salazar regime, released under the 30-year-old rule,
revealed correspondence that advised Nehru against military action in Goa.
"The decision was taken by (defence minister) Krishna Menon as an election
gimmick a few days before the elections in Maharashtra," Coissoro said.
Everybody was surprised that a country built on the principles of
non-violence, non-alignment and panchsheel would take such a drastic step."
Coissoro was chatting with the media after inaugurating an exhibition of
paintings by Harshada Sonak at the International Centre, Dona Paula, on May
9.Coissoro (72) is a native of Ponda, who immigrated to Portugal in 1950 to
study at the University of Coimbra. He represents the constituency of
Setubal, and has served in various high-ranking public service and academic
positions in Portugal. (GT)

LISBON GRAPPLING WITH FAKE PASSPORT PAPERS: Vice President of the Republic
of Portugal Narana Coissoro said that there are 18,000 applications from Goa
fro Portuguese passports lying "suspended" with the Portuguese government,
all under investigation. Talking about the problems of forged documents vis
a vis Portuguese passports, the vice president said that the government in
Portugal verifies the applications sent by the consulate.He expressed the
view that the church and politics should not mix. Throughout the Portuguese
history, there was a "mixing" between the church and politics. "In a secular
state or nation, it is a good idea not to mix up the sword with the cross,"
he said. (H)

PORTUGAL PRESIDENT TO VISIT INDIA: The vice-president of the Portuguese
Parliament, Prof Naraina Coissoro yesterday informed that the Indian
government had invited the Portugal President, Mr Jorge Sampaio, to India,
and he would visit India soon, with a visit to Goa included in the tour.
(NT)

CYCLONIC STORM LOOMS OVER ARABIAN SEA: The cyclonic storm over east central
Arabian Sea now has moved in a north-westerly direction about 350 km west of
Panaji in Goa, the Indian meteorological department said in Pune on May 90.
It now lies centered within half a degree of latitude 15.0 degree north and
longitude 70.5 degree east and the system is likely to intensify further
moving slowly in the a north-northwesterly direction, the IMD said. Rainfall
is likely to occur in Guajrat, Konkan and Goa and other places. (NT)

MEETING TO ADDRESS THREAT TO WORLD'S OCEANS: The first South Asia regional
meeting on ballast water control and management will be held at the National
Institute of Oceanography (at Dona Paula) on May 13 and 14. The introduction
of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens to new environments via ships'
ballast water has been identified as one of the four greatest threats to the
world's oceans. As such, the Maritime Organisation is working to address the
ballast water vector through a number of initiatives. (NT)

MAJOR FIRE AT MURPHY UNIT: A major fire broke out at SS Electronics,
situated on the Borim-Shiroda road yesterday night. The unit was
manufacturing spare parts for the Murphy brand of radios. The damage is
estimated at over Rs.10 lakh. (GT)

IMMOLATION BID FAILS: Geeta Krishna Shiolkar (22), a married woman and
resident of Siolkarwada, Mulgaon, tried to immolate herself by dousing with
kerosene. She has been admitted to GMC, Bambolim, with 35% burn injuries.
The reason behind Geeta taking this extreme step is yet to be ascertained.
It is understood that she was married to one Krishna from Mulgaon a year
ago. (GT)

IRON ORE SPILL WORRIES SANGUEM LOCALS: Residents of Sanguem and the nearby
areas have demanded the immediate refurbishing of the entire seven-kilometer
stretch from Curchorem to Sanguem which lies covered with iron ore spillage
on account of the frequent movement of mining trucks in this area.
Consequently, this whole stretch has turned into a potential hazard for two
wheelers and pedestrians alike. (GT)

NON-REIMBURSEMENT OF TICKET FARE: Noted filmstar Shabana Azmi, who is in Goa
in connection with the International Film festival of India, was shocked to
discover that her air fare to Goa had not been reimbursed for the third
consecutive time. (NT)

WAT(ER) LIFE: CRY CACRA FOR NOBODY CARES! For the last month or so residents
of Cacra have to wait for hours at unearthly times of the day to fetch water
from the community well. None in Cacra has got a water connection. The PWD
tanker supply is irregular. Villagers do not possess vessels big enough to
store the water. Hence the water is released in the main well of Cacra.And,
Cacra is not located in any remote jungle of Goa. It's barely ten kilometers
away from its capital Panjim, and about one-and-a-half kilometer from the
Goa University guest house. (Bindiya Chari in Herald)

VOTING AND THE FEAR FACTOR: As the counting day, May 13, approaches, there
is some suspense in air.But more or less, the results would be on broadly
predictable lines. Unfortunately it is likely to expose the unwanted
communal divide in Goa among the electors. This would be clearly visible
when the Catholic candidates would take lead in assembly segments dominated
by the minorities and the Hindu BJP candidates in Hindu-dominated assembly
constituencies. A few constituencies with cosmopolitan character may be
exceptions.In the manual voting and counting systems.it was difficult to
identify boothwise voting pattern. But with the introduction of EVMs
(electronic voting machines).this procedure compromises the sanctity of the
voting process because in a State with less than 60 per cent voting and an
average booth size of less than a thousand, boothwise voting pattern gives a
lot of clues to the candidate..This is potentially hazardous for the
electors. It the winner identifies certain booths where the electors have
rejected him then one could imagine the treatment which those electors would
receive when any developmental plans are conceived. (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

TRACING THE ORIGIN OF GOAN MANGO: The earliest literary references to
mangoes were made by the Chinese authors, Hsuen Tsang and Fa Hsien, while
Persian literature called it "Ambag", as recorded by Iban Haukal. In 1653,
Niccolau Mnucci was the first historian to give the names of some of the
Goan varieties. He wrote, "As I have promised to speak of fruits of India,
chiefly of the mango and jackfruit, I may mention that the best mangoes grow
in the inland of Goa. They have special names." The first register of the
varieties found in Goa was by Sam Paio in 1902 and later by Rego in 1974.
There were evidently no established criteria for attributing the names, as
they adopted surnames and the Christian names of saints and kings. They were
also influenced by questions of size, flavour, scent and other qualities.
(Fernando do Rego in NT)

ONLINE ART AUCTION: An Indian auction house of art works has closed the
first half of the 2004 auction season with a sale of almost Rs.7.2 crore
(almost 1.7 million dollars) thus doing better business than established
western art houses like Christies or Sothebys.The cover work for this sale's
catalogue, a 1963 'Samurai' by FN Souza, sold for over Rs.61.4 lakh (almost
143,000 dollars), creating a new price benchmark for Souza's early works.
Lot 43, a 1960s head, also by Souza, sold for just over Rs.32,5 lakh (over
75,000 dollars). Almost 150 active bidders from over 15 countries jumped
into the unprecedented bidding frenzy. The next online sale will be in
December 2004. (GT)

S P O R T S

CHURCHILL SIGN OFF WITH A WIN: Goa giants Churchill Brothers scored a
solitary goal victory over ten-man East Bengal to garner three points in the
Coca Cola 8th National Football League at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Santa
Singh scored the match winner for Churchill in the 65th minute. With the win
Churchill Brothers avenged the 1-2 defeat they suffered against East Bengal
in the first leg. (H)

D E A T H S
Panjim: ANA RITA FERNANDES: sister/sister-in-law of late Roque/late
Conceicao, late Maria do Carmo/late Camilo, aunt of Camilo/Amelia,
Candidada/Servito Godinho, Saluzinho/Anita, Gerard/Florie, Brito, Sr Libie
(UK), Domingos (Muscat), Connie/Joe Libano (Muscat), Elias/Aveleen (UK),
Duelinda and Eutemia. Funeral on 10 May at 3.30 pm, for St Inez Church.
09 May: Dona Paula: LEOPOLDINA FERNANDES E VAZ: wife of late Joao, mother
of Domingos/Bibiana, tereza/Antonio, Rosa Maria/Joaquim, Avelina/Tolentino.
09 May: Cansaulim: JOAO BAPTIST D'SA: husband of Santana, father of
Fausto and Fiona; brother of Joao/Milagrina, Gabriel/Magdalena,
Angelina/Inacio, Clarina/Minguel (Dubai), Joanita/late Orlando.
09 May: Curchorem: INACIO PEREIRA: husband of Jannet, father of Ivy and
Diana.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max Temp: 32.3 deg C; Min Temp: 26.2 deg C; Humidity: 82% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 21.0 mm
Weather: The early part of the morning was bright. Clouds have been
covering the sky. There was just one rain-shower yesterday evening. The
forecast says: Moderate rain or thunder showers likely over Goa.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-05-10 04:26:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
10 May 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST
at http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews07 May 04
H I G H L I G H T S
* IFFI work progresses - NGO's move to court * Konkan fruit festival
begins * Margao Municipal Building to complete 100 years * Locals and
Tourist head to the beaches for relief from heat.

GoaNOW Webzine at:
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

IFFI ON SCHEDULE, SAYS PRASAD: Setting to rest all speculation, the Key
Advisory Board has unanimously decided to hold the International Film
Festival in India 2004 in Panaji in November this year. Addressing a press
conference yesterday after a marathon meeting of KAB members at Goa Marriott
Resort, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Ravi
Shankar Prasad said the KAB had decided to hold the IFFI in Goa, as
scheduled earlier, after viewing the entire aspect of ongoing preparations
and assurances given by different consultants as well as Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar, in particular. (H)

COISSORO OFFERS AID TO RESTORE ADIL SHAH PALACE: Had Jawaharlal Nehru waited
a few more years Goa would have been "taken over" peacefully said Narana
Sinai Coissoro, vice president of the Portuguese Parliament. Documents,
pertaining to the Salazar regime, released under the 30-year-old rule,
revealed correspondence that advised Nehru against military action in Goa.
"The decision was taken by (defence minister) Krishna Menon as an election
gimmick a few days before the elections in Maharashtra," Coissoro said.
Everybody was surprised that a country built on the principles of
non-violence, non-alignment and panchsheel would take such a drastic step."
Coissoro was chatting with the media after inaugurating an exhibition of
paintings by Harshada Sonak at the International Centre, Dona Paula, on May
9.Coissoro (72) is a native of Ponda, who immigrated to Portugal in 1950 to
study at the University of Coimbra. He represents the constituency of
Setubal, and has served in various high-ranking public service and academic
positions in Portugal. (GT)

LISBON GRAPPLING WITH FAKE PASSPORT PAPERS: Vice President of the Republic
of Portugal Narana Coissoro said that there are 18,000 applications from Goa
fro Portuguese passports lying "suspended" with the Portuguese government,
all under investigation. Talking about the problems of forged documents vis
a vis Portuguese passports, the vice president said that the government in
Portugal verifies the applications sent by the consulate.He expressed the
view that the church and politics should not mix. Throughout the Portuguese
history, there was a "mixing" between the church and politics. "In a secular
state or nation, it is a good idea not to mix up the sword with the cross,"
he said. (H)

PORTUGAL PRESIDENT TO VISIT INDIA: The vice-president of the Portuguese
Parliament, Prof Naraina Coissoro yesterday informed that the Indian
government had invited the Portugal President, Mr Jorge Sampaio, to India,
and he would visit India soon, with a visit to Goa included in the tour.
(NT)

CYCLONIC STORM LOOMS OVER ARABIAN SEA: The cyclonic storm over east central
Arabian Sea now has moved in a north-westerly direction about 350 km west of
Panaji in Goa, the Indian meteorological department said in Pune on May 90.
It now lies centered within half a degree of latitude 15.0 degree north and
longitude 70.5 degree east and the system is likely to intensify further
moving slowly in the a north-northwesterly direction, the IMD said. Rainfall
is likely to occur in Guajrat, Konkan and Goa and other places. (NT)

MEETING TO ADDRESS THREAT TO WORLD'S OCEANS: The first South Asia regional
meeting on ballast water control and management will be held at the National
Institute of Oceanography (at Dona Paula) on May 13 and 14. The introduction
of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens to new environments via ships'
ballast water has been identified as one of the four greatest threats to the
world's oceans. As such, the Maritime Organisation is working to address the
ballast water vector through a number of initiatives. (NT)

MAJOR FIRE AT MURPHY UNIT: A major fire broke out at SS Electronics,
situated on the Borim-Shiroda road yesterday night. The unit was
manufacturing spare parts for the Murphy brand of radios. The damage is
estimated at over Rs.10 lakh. (GT)

IMMOLATION BID FAILS: Geeta Krishna Shiolkar (22), a married woman and
resident of Siolkarwada, Mulgaon, tried to immolate herself by dousing with
kerosene. She has been admitted to GMC, Bambolim, with 35% burn injuries.
The reason behind Geeta taking this extreme step is yet to be ascertained.
It is understood that she was married to one Krishna from Mulgaon a year
ago. (GT)

IRON ORE SPILL WORRIES SANGUEM LOCALS: Residents of Sanguem and the nearby
areas have demanded the immediate refurbishing of the entire seven-kilometer
stretch from Curchorem to Sanguem which lies covered with iron ore spillage
on account of the frequent movement of mining trucks in this area.
Consequently, this whole stretch has turned into a potential hazard for two
wheelers and pedestrians alike. (GT)

NON-REIMBURSEMENT OF TICKET FARE: Noted filmstar Shabana Azmi, who is in Goa
in connection with the International Film festival of India, was shocked to
discover that her air fare to Goa had not been reimbursed for the third
consecutive time. (NT)

WAT(ER) LIFE: CRY CACRA FOR NOBODY CARES! For the last month or so residents
of Cacra have to wait for hours at unearthly times of the day to fetch water
from the community well. None in Cacra has got a water connection. The PWD
tanker supply is irregular. Villagers do not possess vessels big enough to
store the water. Hence the water is released in the main well of Cacra.And,
Cacra is not located in any remote jungle of Goa. It's barely ten kilometers
away from its capital Panjim, and about one-and-a-half kilometer from the
Goa University guest house. (Bindiya Chari in Herald)

VOTING AND THE FEAR FACTOR: As the counting day, May 13, approaches, there
is some suspense in air.But more or less, the results would be on broadly
predictable lines. Unfortunately it is likely to expose the unwanted
communal divide in Goa among the electors. This would be clearly visible
when the Catholic candidates would take lead in assembly segments dominated
by the minorities and the Hindu BJP candidates in Hindu-dominated assembly
constituencies. A few constituencies with cosmopolitan character may be
exceptions.In the manual voting and counting systems.it was difficult to
identify boothwise voting pattern. But with the introduction of EVMs
(electronic voting machines).this procedure compromises the sanctity of the
voting process because in a State with less than 60 per cent voting and an
average booth size of less than a thousand, boothwise voting pattern gives a
lot of clues to the candidate..This is potentially hazardous for the
electors. It the winner identifies certain booths where the electors have
rejected him then one could imagine the treatment which those electors would
receive when any developmental plans are conceived. (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

TRACING THE ORIGIN OF GOAN MANGO: The earliest literary references to
mangoes were made by the Chinese authors, Hsuen Tsang and Fa Hsien, while
Persian literature called it "Ambag", as recorded by Iban Haukal. In 1653,
Niccolau Mnucci was the first historian to give the names of some of the
Goan varieties. He wrote, "As I have promised to speak of fruits of India,
chiefly of the mango and jackfruit, I may mention that the best mangoes grow
in the inland of Goa. They have special names." The first register of the
varieties found in Goa was by Sam Paio in 1902 and later by Rego in 1974.
There were evidently no established criteria for attributing the names, as
they adopted surnames and the Christian names of saints and kings. They were
also influenced by questions of size, flavour, scent and other qualities.
(Fernando do Rego in NT)

ONLINE ART AUCTION: An Indian auction house of art works has closed the
first half of the 2004 auction season with a sale of almost Rs.7.2 crore
(almost 1.7 million dollars) thus doing better business than established
western art houses like Christies or Sothebys.The cover work for this sale's
catalogue, a 1963 'Samurai' by FN Souza, sold for over Rs.61.4 lakh (almost
143,000 dollars), creating a new price benchmark for Souza's early works.
Lot 43, a 1960s head, also by Souza, sold for just over Rs.32,5 lakh (over
75,000 dollars). Almost 150 active bidders from over 15 countries jumped
into the unprecedented bidding frenzy. The next online sale will be in
December 2004. (GT)

S P O R T S

CHURCHILL SIGN OFF WITH A WIN: Goa giants Churchill Brothers scored a
solitary goal victory over ten-man East Bengal to garner three points in the
Coca Cola 8th National Football League at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Santa
Singh scored the match winner for Churchill in the 65th minute. With the win
Churchill Brothers avenged the 1-2 defeat they suffered against East Bengal
in the first leg. (H)

D E A T H S
Panjim: ANA RITA FERNANDES: sister/sister-in-law of late Roque/late
Conceicao, late Maria do Carmo/late Camilo, aunt of Camilo/Amelia,
Candidada/Servito Godinho, Saluzinho/Anita, Gerard/Florie, Brito, Sr Libie
(UK), Domingos (Muscat), Connie/Joe Libano (Muscat), Elias/Aveleen (UK),
Duelinda and Eutemia. Funeral on 10 May at 3.30 pm, for St Inez Church.
09 May: Dona Paula: LEOPOLDINA FERNANDES E VAZ: wife of late Joao, mother
of Domingos/Bibiana, tereza/Antonio, Rosa Maria/Joaquim, Avelina/Tolentino.
09 May: Cansaulim: JOAO BAPTIST D'SA: husband of Santana, father of
Fausto and Fiona; brother of Joao/Milagrina, Gabriel/Magdalena,
Angelina/Inacio, Clarina/Minguel (Dubai), Joanita/late Orlando.
09 May: Curchorem: INACIO PEREIRA: husband of Jannet, father of Ivy and
Diana.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max Temp: 32.3 deg C; Min Temp: 26.2 deg C; Humidity: 82% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 21.0 mm
Weather: The early part of the morning was bright. Clouds have been
covering the sky. There was just one rain-shower yesterday evening. The
forecast says: Moderate rain or thunder showers likely over Goa.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-05-10 04:26:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
10 May 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST
at http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews07 May 04
H I G H L I G H T S
* IFFI work progresses - NGO's move to court * Konkan fruit festival
begins * Margao Municipal Building to complete 100 years * Locals and
Tourist head to the beaches for relief from heat.

GoaNOW Webzine at:
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

IFFI ON SCHEDULE, SAYS PRASAD: Setting to rest all speculation, the Key
Advisory Board has unanimously decided to hold the International Film
Festival in India 2004 in Panaji in November this year. Addressing a press
conference yesterday after a marathon meeting of KAB members at Goa Marriott
Resort, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Ravi
Shankar Prasad said the KAB had decided to hold the IFFI in Goa, as
scheduled earlier, after viewing the entire aspect of ongoing preparations
and assurances given by different consultants as well as Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar, in particular. (H)

COISSORO OFFERS AID TO RESTORE ADIL SHAH PALACE: Had Jawaharlal Nehru waited
a few more years Goa would have been "taken over" peacefully said Narana
Sinai Coissoro, vice president of the Portuguese Parliament. Documents,
pertaining to the Salazar regime, released under the 30-year-old rule,
revealed correspondence that advised Nehru against military action in Goa.
"The decision was taken by (defence minister) Krishna Menon as an election
gimmick a few days before the elections in Maharashtra," Coissoro said.
Everybody was surprised that a country built on the principles of
non-violence, non-alignment and panchsheel would take such a drastic step."
Coissoro was chatting with the media after inaugurating an exhibition of
paintings by Harshada Sonak at the International Centre, Dona Paula, on May
9.Coissoro (72) is a native of Ponda, who immigrated to Portugal in 1950 to
study at the University of Coimbra. He represents the constituency of
Setubal, and has served in various high-ranking public service and academic
positions in Portugal. (GT)

LISBON GRAPPLING WITH FAKE PASSPORT PAPERS: Vice President of the Republic
of Portugal Narana Coissoro said that there are 18,000 applications from Goa
fro Portuguese passports lying "suspended" with the Portuguese government,
all under investigation. Talking about the problems of forged documents vis
a vis Portuguese passports, the vice president said that the government in
Portugal verifies the applications sent by the consulate.He expressed the
view that the church and politics should not mix. Throughout the Portuguese
history, there was a "mixing" between the church and politics. "In a secular
state or nation, it is a good idea not to mix up the sword with the cross,"
he said. (H)

PORTUGAL PRESIDENT TO VISIT INDIA: The vice-president of the Portuguese
Parliament, Prof Naraina Coissoro yesterday informed that the Indian
government had invited the Portugal President, Mr Jorge Sampaio, to India,
and he would visit India soon, with a visit to Goa included in the tour.
(NT)

CYCLONIC STORM LOOMS OVER ARABIAN SEA: The cyclonic storm over east central
Arabian Sea now has moved in a north-westerly direction about 350 km west of
Panaji in Goa, the Indian meteorological department said in Pune on May 90.
It now lies centered within half a degree of latitude 15.0 degree north and
longitude 70.5 degree east and the system is likely to intensify further
moving slowly in the a north-northwesterly direction, the IMD said. Rainfall
is likely to occur in Guajrat, Konkan and Goa and other places. (NT)

MEETING TO ADDRESS THREAT TO WORLD'S OCEANS: The first South Asia regional
meeting on ballast water control and management will be held at the National
Institute of Oceanography (at Dona Paula) on May 13 and 14. The introduction
of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens to new environments via ships'
ballast water has been identified as one of the four greatest threats to the
world's oceans. As such, the Maritime Organisation is working to address the
ballast water vector through a number of initiatives. (NT)

MAJOR FIRE AT MURPHY UNIT: A major fire broke out at SS Electronics,
situated on the Borim-Shiroda road yesterday night. The unit was
manufacturing spare parts for the Murphy brand of radios. The damage is
estimated at over Rs.10 lakh. (GT)

IMMOLATION BID FAILS: Geeta Krishna Shiolkar (22), a married woman and
resident of Siolkarwada, Mulgaon, tried to immolate herself by dousing with
kerosene. She has been admitted to GMC, Bambolim, with 35% burn injuries.
The reason behind Geeta taking this extreme step is yet to be ascertained.
It is understood that she was married to one Krishna from Mulgaon a year
ago. (GT)

IRON ORE SPILL WORRIES SANGUEM LOCALS: Residents of Sanguem and the nearby
areas have demanded the immediate refurbishing of the entire seven-kilometer
stretch from Curchorem to Sanguem which lies covered with iron ore spillage
on account of the frequent movement of mining trucks in this area.
Consequently, this whole stretch has turned into a potential hazard for two
wheelers and pedestrians alike. (GT)

NON-REIMBURSEMENT OF TICKET FARE: Noted filmstar Shabana Azmi, who is in Goa
in connection with the International Film festival of India, was shocked to
discover that her air fare to Goa had not been reimbursed for the third
consecutive time. (NT)

WAT(ER) LIFE: CRY CACRA FOR NOBODY CARES! For the last month or so residents
of Cacra have to wait for hours at unearthly times of the day to fetch water
from the community well. None in Cacra has got a water connection. The PWD
tanker supply is irregular. Villagers do not possess vessels big enough to
store the water. Hence the water is released in the main well of Cacra.And,
Cacra is not located in any remote jungle of Goa. It's barely ten kilometers
away from its capital Panjim, and about one-and-a-half kilometer from the
Goa University guest house. (Bindiya Chari in Herald)

VOTING AND THE FEAR FACTOR: As the counting day, May 13, approaches, there
is some suspense in air.But more or less, the results would be on broadly
predictable lines. Unfortunately it is likely to expose the unwanted
communal divide in Goa among the electors. This would be clearly visible
when the Catholic candidates would take lead in assembly segments dominated
by the minorities and the Hindu BJP candidates in Hindu-dominated assembly
constituencies. A few constituencies with cosmopolitan character may be
exceptions.In the manual voting and counting systems.it was difficult to
identify boothwise voting pattern. But with the introduction of EVMs
(electronic voting machines).this procedure compromises the sanctity of the
voting process because in a State with less than 60 per cent voting and an
average booth size of less than a thousand, boothwise voting pattern gives a
lot of clues to the candidate..This is potentially hazardous for the
electors. It the winner identifies certain booths where the electors have
rejected him then one could imagine the treatment which those electors would
receive when any developmental plans are conceived. (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

TRACING THE ORIGIN OF GOAN MANGO: The earliest literary references to
mangoes were made by the Chinese authors, Hsuen Tsang and Fa Hsien, while
Persian literature called it "Ambag", as recorded by Iban Haukal. In 1653,
Niccolau Mnucci was the first historian to give the names of some of the
Goan varieties. He wrote, "As I have promised to speak of fruits of India,
chiefly of the mango and jackfruit, I may mention that the best mangoes grow
in the inland of Goa. They have special names." The first register of the
varieties found in Goa was by Sam Paio in 1902 and later by Rego in 1974.
There were evidently no established criteria for attributing the names, as
they adopted surnames and the Christian names of saints and kings. They were
also influenced by questions of size, flavour, scent and other qualities.
(Fernando do Rego in NT)

ONLINE ART AUCTION: An Indian auction house of art works has closed the
first half of the 2004 auction season with a sale of almost Rs.7.2 crore
(almost 1.7 million dollars) thus doing better business than established
western art houses like Christies or Sothebys.The cover work for this sale's
catalogue, a 1963 'Samurai' by FN Souza, sold for over Rs.61.4 lakh (almost
143,000 dollars), creating a new price benchmark for Souza's early works.
Lot 43, a 1960s head, also by Souza, sold for just over Rs.32,5 lakh (over
75,000 dollars). Almost 150 active bidders from over 15 countries jumped
into the unprecedented bidding frenzy. The next online sale will be in
December 2004. (GT)

S P O R T S

CHURCHILL SIGN OFF WITH A WIN: Goa giants Churchill Brothers scored a
solitary goal victory over ten-man East Bengal to garner three points in the
Coca Cola 8th National Football League at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Santa
Singh scored the match winner for Churchill in the 65th minute. With the win
Churchill Brothers avenged the 1-2 defeat they suffered against East Bengal
in the first leg. (H)

D E A T H S
Panjim: ANA RITA FERNANDES: sister/sister-in-law of late Roque/late
Conceicao, late Maria do Carmo/late Camilo, aunt of Camilo/Amelia,
Candidada/Servito Godinho, Saluzinho/Anita, Gerard/Florie, Brito, Sr Libie
(UK), Domingos (Muscat), Connie/Joe Libano (Muscat), Elias/Aveleen (UK),
Duelinda and Eutemia. Funeral on 10 May at 3.30 pm, for St Inez Church.
09 May: Dona Paula: LEOPOLDINA FERNANDES E VAZ: wife of late Joao, mother
of Domingos/Bibiana, tereza/Antonio, Rosa Maria/Joaquim, Avelina/Tolentino.
09 May: Cansaulim: JOAO BAPTIST D'SA: husband of Santana, father of
Fausto and Fiona; brother of Joao/Milagrina, Gabriel/Magdalena,
Angelina/Inacio, Clarina/Minguel (Dubai), Joanita/late Orlando.
09 May: Curchorem: INACIO PEREIRA: husband of Jannet, father of Ivy and
Diana.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max Temp: 32.3 deg C; Min Temp: 26.2 deg C; Humidity: 82% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 21.0 mm
Weather: The early part of the morning was bright. Clouds have been
covering the sky. There was just one rain-shower yesterday evening. The
forecast says: Moderate rain or thunder showers likely over Goa.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-05-10 04:26:34 UTC
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10 May 2004

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goacomNews07 May 04
H I G H L I G H T S
* IFFI work progresses - NGO's move to court * Konkan fruit festival
begins * Margao Municipal Building to complete 100 years * Locals and
Tourist head to the beaches for relief from heat.

GoaNOW Webzine at:
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

IFFI ON SCHEDULE, SAYS PRASAD: Setting to rest all speculation, the Key
Advisory Board has unanimously decided to hold the International Film
Festival in India 2004 in Panaji in November this year. Addressing a press
conference yesterday after a marathon meeting of KAB members at Goa Marriott
Resort, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Ravi
Shankar Prasad said the KAB had decided to hold the IFFI in Goa, as
scheduled earlier, after viewing the entire aspect of ongoing preparations
and assurances given by different consultants as well as Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar, in particular. (H)

COISSORO OFFERS AID TO RESTORE ADIL SHAH PALACE: Had Jawaharlal Nehru waited
a few more years Goa would have been "taken over" peacefully said Narana
Sinai Coissoro, vice president of the Portuguese Parliament. Documents,
pertaining to the Salazar regime, released under the 30-year-old rule,
revealed correspondence that advised Nehru against military action in Goa.
"The decision was taken by (defence minister) Krishna Menon as an election
gimmick a few days before the elections in Maharashtra," Coissoro said.
Everybody was surprised that a country built on the principles of
non-violence, non-alignment and panchsheel would take such a drastic step."
Coissoro was chatting with the media after inaugurating an exhibition of
paintings by Harshada Sonak at the International Centre, Dona Paula, on May
9.Coissoro (72) is a native of Ponda, who immigrated to Portugal in 1950 to
study at the University of Coimbra. He represents the constituency of
Setubal, and has served in various high-ranking public service and academic
positions in Portugal. (GT)

LISBON GRAPPLING WITH FAKE PASSPORT PAPERS: Vice President of the Republic
of Portugal Narana Coissoro said that there are 18,000 applications from Goa
fro Portuguese passports lying "suspended" with the Portuguese government,
all under investigation. Talking about the problems of forged documents vis
a vis Portuguese passports, the vice president said that the government in
Portugal verifies the applications sent by the consulate.He expressed the
view that the church and politics should not mix. Throughout the Portuguese
history, there was a "mixing" between the church and politics. "In a secular
state or nation, it is a good idea not to mix up the sword with the cross,"
he said. (H)

PORTUGAL PRESIDENT TO VISIT INDIA: The vice-president of the Portuguese
Parliament, Prof Naraina Coissoro yesterday informed that the Indian
government had invited the Portugal President, Mr Jorge Sampaio, to India,
and he would visit India soon, with a visit to Goa included in the tour.
(NT)

CYCLONIC STORM LOOMS OVER ARABIAN SEA: The cyclonic storm over east central
Arabian Sea now has moved in a north-westerly direction about 350 km west of
Panaji in Goa, the Indian meteorological department said in Pune on May 90.
It now lies centered within half a degree of latitude 15.0 degree north and
longitude 70.5 degree east and the system is likely to intensify further
moving slowly in the a north-northwesterly direction, the IMD said. Rainfall
is likely to occur in Guajrat, Konkan and Goa and other places. (NT)

MEETING TO ADDRESS THREAT TO WORLD'S OCEANS: The first South Asia regional
meeting on ballast water control and management will be held at the National
Institute of Oceanography (at Dona Paula) on May 13 and 14. The introduction
of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens to new environments via ships'
ballast water has been identified as one of the four greatest threats to the
world's oceans. As such, the Maritime Organisation is working to address the
ballast water vector through a number of initiatives. (NT)

MAJOR FIRE AT MURPHY UNIT: A major fire broke out at SS Electronics,
situated on the Borim-Shiroda road yesterday night. The unit was
manufacturing spare parts for the Murphy brand of radios. The damage is
estimated at over Rs.10 lakh. (GT)

IMMOLATION BID FAILS: Geeta Krishna Shiolkar (22), a married woman and
resident of Siolkarwada, Mulgaon, tried to immolate herself by dousing with
kerosene. She has been admitted to GMC, Bambolim, with 35% burn injuries.
The reason behind Geeta taking this extreme step is yet to be ascertained.
It is understood that she was married to one Krishna from Mulgaon a year
ago. (GT)

IRON ORE SPILL WORRIES SANGUEM LOCALS: Residents of Sanguem and the nearby
areas have demanded the immediate refurbishing of the entire seven-kilometer
stretch from Curchorem to Sanguem which lies covered with iron ore spillage
on account of the frequent movement of mining trucks in this area.
Consequently, this whole stretch has turned into a potential hazard for two
wheelers and pedestrians alike. (GT)

NON-REIMBURSEMENT OF TICKET FARE: Noted filmstar Shabana Azmi, who is in Goa
in connection with the International Film festival of India, was shocked to
discover that her air fare to Goa had not been reimbursed for the third
consecutive time. (NT)

WAT(ER) LIFE: CRY CACRA FOR NOBODY CARES! For the last month or so residents
of Cacra have to wait for hours at unearthly times of the day to fetch water
from the community well. None in Cacra has got a water connection. The PWD
tanker supply is irregular. Villagers do not possess vessels big enough to
store the water. Hence the water is released in the main well of Cacra.And,
Cacra is not located in any remote jungle of Goa. It's barely ten kilometers
away from its capital Panjim, and about one-and-a-half kilometer from the
Goa University guest house. (Bindiya Chari in Herald)

VOTING AND THE FEAR FACTOR: As the counting day, May 13, approaches, there
is some suspense in air.But more or less, the results would be on broadly
predictable lines. Unfortunately it is likely to expose the unwanted
communal divide in Goa among the electors. This would be clearly visible
when the Catholic candidates would take lead in assembly segments dominated
by the minorities and the Hindu BJP candidates in Hindu-dominated assembly
constituencies. A few constituencies with cosmopolitan character may be
exceptions.In the manual voting and counting systems.it was difficult to
identify boothwise voting pattern. But with the introduction of EVMs
(electronic voting machines).this procedure compromises the sanctity of the
voting process because in a State with less than 60 per cent voting and an
average booth size of less than a thousand, boothwise voting pattern gives a
lot of clues to the candidate..This is potentially hazardous for the
electors. It the winner identifies certain booths where the electors have
rejected him then one could imagine the treatment which those electors would
receive when any developmental plans are conceived. (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

TRACING THE ORIGIN OF GOAN MANGO: The earliest literary references to
mangoes were made by the Chinese authors, Hsuen Tsang and Fa Hsien, while
Persian literature called it "Ambag", as recorded by Iban Haukal. In 1653,
Niccolau Mnucci was the first historian to give the names of some of the
Goan varieties. He wrote, "As I have promised to speak of fruits of India,
chiefly of the mango and jackfruit, I may mention that the best mangoes grow
in the inland of Goa. They have special names." The first register of the
varieties found in Goa was by Sam Paio in 1902 and later by Rego in 1974.
There were evidently no established criteria for attributing the names, as
they adopted surnames and the Christian names of saints and kings. They were
also influenced by questions of size, flavour, scent and other qualities.
(Fernando do Rego in NT)

ONLINE ART AUCTION: An Indian auction house of art works has closed the
first half of the 2004 auction season with a sale of almost Rs.7.2 crore
(almost 1.7 million dollars) thus doing better business than established
western art houses like Christies or Sothebys.The cover work for this sale's
catalogue, a 1963 'Samurai' by FN Souza, sold for over Rs.61.4 lakh (almost
143,000 dollars), creating a new price benchmark for Souza's early works.
Lot 43, a 1960s head, also by Souza, sold for just over Rs.32,5 lakh (over
75,000 dollars). Almost 150 active bidders from over 15 countries jumped
into the unprecedented bidding frenzy. The next online sale will be in
December 2004. (GT)

S P O R T S

CHURCHILL SIGN OFF WITH A WIN: Goa giants Churchill Brothers scored a
solitary goal victory over ten-man East Bengal to garner three points in the
Coca Cola 8th National Football League at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Santa
Singh scored the match winner for Churchill in the 65th minute. With the win
Churchill Brothers avenged the 1-2 defeat they suffered against East Bengal
in the first leg. (H)

D E A T H S
Panjim: ANA RITA FERNANDES: sister/sister-in-law of late Roque/late
Conceicao, late Maria do Carmo/late Camilo, aunt of Camilo/Amelia,
Candidada/Servito Godinho, Saluzinho/Anita, Gerard/Florie, Brito, Sr Libie
(UK), Domingos (Muscat), Connie/Joe Libano (Muscat), Elias/Aveleen (UK),
Duelinda and Eutemia. Funeral on 10 May at 3.30 pm, for St Inez Church.
09 May: Dona Paula: LEOPOLDINA FERNANDES E VAZ: wife of late Joao, mother
of Domingos/Bibiana, tereza/Antonio, Rosa Maria/Joaquim, Avelina/Tolentino.
09 May: Cansaulim: JOAO BAPTIST D'SA: husband of Santana, father of
Fausto and Fiona; brother of Joao/Milagrina, Gabriel/Magdalena,
Angelina/Inacio, Clarina/Minguel (Dubai), Joanita/late Orlando.
09 May: Curchorem: INACIO PEREIRA: husband of Jannet, father of Ivy and
Diana.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max Temp: 32.3 deg C; Min Temp: 26.2 deg C; Humidity: 82% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 21.0 mm
Weather: The early part of the morning was bright. Clouds have been
covering the sky. There was just one rain-shower yesterday evening. The
forecast says: Moderate rain or thunder showers likely over Goa.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-05-10 04:26:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
10 May 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST
at http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews07 May 04
H I G H L I G H T S
* IFFI work progresses - NGO's move to court * Konkan fruit festival
begins * Margao Municipal Building to complete 100 years * Locals and
Tourist head to the beaches for relief from heat.

GoaNOW Webzine at:
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

IFFI ON SCHEDULE, SAYS PRASAD: Setting to rest all speculation, the Key
Advisory Board has unanimously decided to hold the International Film
Festival in India 2004 in Panaji in November this year. Addressing a press
conference yesterday after a marathon meeting of KAB members at Goa Marriott
Resort, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Ravi
Shankar Prasad said the KAB had decided to hold the IFFI in Goa, as
scheduled earlier, after viewing the entire aspect of ongoing preparations
and assurances given by different consultants as well as Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar, in particular. (H)

COISSORO OFFERS AID TO RESTORE ADIL SHAH PALACE: Had Jawaharlal Nehru waited
a few more years Goa would have been "taken over" peacefully said Narana
Sinai Coissoro, vice president of the Portuguese Parliament. Documents,
pertaining to the Salazar regime, released under the 30-year-old rule,
revealed correspondence that advised Nehru against military action in Goa.
"The decision was taken by (defence minister) Krishna Menon as an election
gimmick a few days before the elections in Maharashtra," Coissoro said.
Everybody was surprised that a country built on the principles of
non-violence, non-alignment and panchsheel would take such a drastic step."
Coissoro was chatting with the media after inaugurating an exhibition of
paintings by Harshada Sonak at the International Centre, Dona Paula, on May
9.Coissoro (72) is a native of Ponda, who immigrated to Portugal in 1950 to
study at the University of Coimbra. He represents the constituency of
Setubal, and has served in various high-ranking public service and academic
positions in Portugal. (GT)

LISBON GRAPPLING WITH FAKE PASSPORT PAPERS: Vice President of the Republic
of Portugal Narana Coissoro said that there are 18,000 applications from Goa
fro Portuguese passports lying "suspended" with the Portuguese government,
all under investigation. Talking about the problems of forged documents vis
a vis Portuguese passports, the vice president said that the government in
Portugal verifies the applications sent by the consulate.He expressed the
view that the church and politics should not mix. Throughout the Portuguese
history, there was a "mixing" between the church and politics. "In a secular
state or nation, it is a good idea not to mix up the sword with the cross,"
he said. (H)

PORTUGAL PRESIDENT TO VISIT INDIA: The vice-president of the Portuguese
Parliament, Prof Naraina Coissoro yesterday informed that the Indian
government had invited the Portugal President, Mr Jorge Sampaio, to India,
and he would visit India soon, with a visit to Goa included in the tour.
(NT)

CYCLONIC STORM LOOMS OVER ARABIAN SEA: The cyclonic storm over east central
Arabian Sea now has moved in a north-westerly direction about 350 km west of
Panaji in Goa, the Indian meteorological department said in Pune on May 90.
It now lies centered within half a degree of latitude 15.0 degree north and
longitude 70.5 degree east and the system is likely to intensify further
moving slowly in the a north-northwesterly direction, the IMD said. Rainfall
is likely to occur in Guajrat, Konkan and Goa and other places. (NT)

MEETING TO ADDRESS THREAT TO WORLD'S OCEANS: The first South Asia regional
meeting on ballast water control and management will be held at the National
Institute of Oceanography (at Dona Paula) on May 13 and 14. The introduction
of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens to new environments via ships'
ballast water has been identified as one of the four greatest threats to the
world's oceans. As such, the Maritime Organisation is working to address the
ballast water vector through a number of initiatives. (NT)

MAJOR FIRE AT MURPHY UNIT: A major fire broke out at SS Electronics,
situated on the Borim-Shiroda road yesterday night. The unit was
manufacturing spare parts for the Murphy brand of radios. The damage is
estimated at over Rs.10 lakh. (GT)

IMMOLATION BID FAILS: Geeta Krishna Shiolkar (22), a married woman and
resident of Siolkarwada, Mulgaon, tried to immolate herself by dousing with
kerosene. She has been admitted to GMC, Bambolim, with 35% burn injuries.
The reason behind Geeta taking this extreme step is yet to be ascertained.
It is understood that she was married to one Krishna from Mulgaon a year
ago. (GT)

IRON ORE SPILL WORRIES SANGUEM LOCALS: Residents of Sanguem and the nearby
areas have demanded the immediate refurbishing of the entire seven-kilometer
stretch from Curchorem to Sanguem which lies covered with iron ore spillage
on account of the frequent movement of mining trucks in this area.
Consequently, this whole stretch has turned into a potential hazard for two
wheelers and pedestrians alike. (GT)

NON-REIMBURSEMENT OF TICKET FARE: Noted filmstar Shabana Azmi, who is in Goa
in connection with the International Film festival of India, was shocked to
discover that her air fare to Goa had not been reimbursed for the third
consecutive time. (NT)

WAT(ER) LIFE: CRY CACRA FOR NOBODY CARES! For the last month or so residents
of Cacra have to wait for hours at unearthly times of the day to fetch water
from the community well. None in Cacra has got a water connection. The PWD
tanker supply is irregular. Villagers do not possess vessels big enough to
store the water. Hence the water is released in the main well of Cacra.And,
Cacra is not located in any remote jungle of Goa. It's barely ten kilometers
away from its capital Panjim, and about one-and-a-half kilometer from the
Goa University guest house. (Bindiya Chari in Herald)

VOTING AND THE FEAR FACTOR: As the counting day, May 13, approaches, there
is some suspense in air.But more or less, the results would be on broadly
predictable lines. Unfortunately it is likely to expose the unwanted
communal divide in Goa among the electors. This would be clearly visible
when the Catholic candidates would take lead in assembly segments dominated
by the minorities and the Hindu BJP candidates in Hindu-dominated assembly
constituencies. A few constituencies with cosmopolitan character may be
exceptions.In the manual voting and counting systems.it was difficult to
identify boothwise voting pattern. But with the introduction of EVMs
(electronic voting machines).this procedure compromises the sanctity of the
voting process because in a State with less than 60 per cent voting and an
average booth size of less than a thousand, boothwise voting pattern gives a
lot of clues to the candidate..This is potentially hazardous for the
electors. It the winner identifies certain booths where the electors have
rejected him then one could imagine the treatment which those electors would
receive when any developmental plans are conceived. (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

TRACING THE ORIGIN OF GOAN MANGO: The earliest literary references to
mangoes were made by the Chinese authors, Hsuen Tsang and Fa Hsien, while
Persian literature called it "Ambag", as recorded by Iban Haukal. In 1653,
Niccolau Mnucci was the first historian to give the names of some of the
Goan varieties. He wrote, "As I have promised to speak of fruits of India,
chiefly of the mango and jackfruit, I may mention that the best mangoes grow
in the inland of Goa. They have special names." The first register of the
varieties found in Goa was by Sam Paio in 1902 and later by Rego in 1974.
There were evidently no established criteria for attributing the names, as
they adopted surnames and the Christian names of saints and kings. They were
also influenced by questions of size, flavour, scent and other qualities.
(Fernando do Rego in NT)

ONLINE ART AUCTION: An Indian auction house of art works has closed the
first half of the 2004 auction season with a sale of almost Rs.7.2 crore
(almost 1.7 million dollars) thus doing better business than established
western art houses like Christies or Sothebys.The cover work for this sale's
catalogue, a 1963 'Samurai' by FN Souza, sold for over Rs.61.4 lakh (almost
143,000 dollars), creating a new price benchmark for Souza's early works.
Lot 43, a 1960s head, also by Souza, sold for just over Rs.32,5 lakh (over
75,000 dollars). Almost 150 active bidders from over 15 countries jumped
into the unprecedented bidding frenzy. The next online sale will be in
December 2004. (GT)

S P O R T S

CHURCHILL SIGN OFF WITH A WIN: Goa giants Churchill Brothers scored a
solitary goal victory over ten-man East Bengal to garner three points in the
Coca Cola 8th National Football League at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Santa
Singh scored the match winner for Churchill in the 65th minute. With the win
Churchill Brothers avenged the 1-2 defeat they suffered against East Bengal
in the first leg. (H)

D E A T H S
Panjim: ANA RITA FERNANDES: sister/sister-in-law of late Roque/late
Conceicao, late Maria do Carmo/late Camilo, aunt of Camilo/Amelia,
Candidada/Servito Godinho, Saluzinho/Anita, Gerard/Florie, Brito, Sr Libie
(UK), Domingos (Muscat), Connie/Joe Libano (Muscat), Elias/Aveleen (UK),
Duelinda and Eutemia. Funeral on 10 May at 3.30 pm, for St Inez Church.
09 May: Dona Paula: LEOPOLDINA FERNANDES E VAZ: wife of late Joao, mother
of Domingos/Bibiana, tereza/Antonio, Rosa Maria/Joaquim, Avelina/Tolentino.
09 May: Cansaulim: JOAO BAPTIST D'SA: husband of Santana, father of
Fausto and Fiona; brother of Joao/Milagrina, Gabriel/Magdalena,
Angelina/Inacio, Clarina/Minguel (Dubai), Joanita/late Orlando.
09 May: Curchorem: INACIO PEREIRA: husband of Jannet, father of Ivy and
Diana.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max Temp: 32.3 deg C; Min Temp: 26.2 deg C; Humidity: 82% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 21.0 mm
Weather: The early part of the morning was bright. Clouds have been
covering the sky. There was just one rain-shower yesterday evening. The
forecast says: Moderate rain or thunder showers likely over Goa.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-05-10 04:26:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
10 May 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST
at http://www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews07 May 04
H I G H L I G H T S
* IFFI work progresses - NGO's move to court * Konkan fruit festival
begins * Margao Municipal Building to complete 100 years * Locals and
Tourist head to the beaches for relief from heat.

GoaNOW Webzine at:
http://www.goacom.com/goanow

IFFI ON SCHEDULE, SAYS PRASAD: Setting to rest all speculation, the Key
Advisory Board has unanimously decided to hold the International Film
Festival in India 2004 in Panaji in November this year. Addressing a press
conference yesterday after a marathon meeting of KAB members at Goa Marriott
Resort, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Ravi
Shankar Prasad said the KAB had decided to hold the IFFI in Goa, as
scheduled earlier, after viewing the entire aspect of ongoing preparations
and assurances given by different consultants as well as Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar, in particular. (H)

COISSORO OFFERS AID TO RESTORE ADIL SHAH PALACE: Had Jawaharlal Nehru waited
a few more years Goa would have been "taken over" peacefully said Narana
Sinai Coissoro, vice president of the Portuguese Parliament. Documents,
pertaining to the Salazar regime, released under the 30-year-old rule,
revealed correspondence that advised Nehru against military action in Goa.
"The decision was taken by (defence minister) Krishna Menon as an election
gimmick a few days before the elections in Maharashtra," Coissoro said.
Everybody was surprised that a country built on the principles of
non-violence, non-alignment and panchsheel would take such a drastic step."
Coissoro was chatting with the media after inaugurating an exhibition of
paintings by Harshada Sonak at the International Centre, Dona Paula, on May
9.Coissoro (72) is a native of Ponda, who immigrated to Portugal in 1950 to
study at the University of Coimbra. He represents the constituency of
Setubal, and has served in various high-ranking public service and academic
positions in Portugal. (GT)

LISBON GRAPPLING WITH FAKE PASSPORT PAPERS: Vice President of the Republic
of Portugal Narana Coissoro said that there are 18,000 applications from Goa
fro Portuguese passports lying "suspended" with the Portuguese government,
all under investigation. Talking about the problems of forged documents vis
a vis Portuguese passports, the vice president said that the government in
Portugal verifies the applications sent by the consulate.He expressed the
view that the church and politics should not mix. Throughout the Portuguese
history, there was a "mixing" between the church and politics. "In a secular
state or nation, it is a good idea not to mix up the sword with the cross,"
he said. (H)

PORTUGAL PRESIDENT TO VISIT INDIA: The vice-president of the Portuguese
Parliament, Prof Naraina Coissoro yesterday informed that the Indian
government had invited the Portugal President, Mr Jorge Sampaio, to India,
and he would visit India soon, with a visit to Goa included in the tour.
(NT)

CYCLONIC STORM LOOMS OVER ARABIAN SEA: The cyclonic storm over east central
Arabian Sea now has moved in a north-westerly direction about 350 km west of
Panaji in Goa, the Indian meteorological department said in Pune on May 90.
It now lies centered within half a degree of latitude 15.0 degree north and
longitude 70.5 degree east and the system is likely to intensify further
moving slowly in the a north-northwesterly direction, the IMD said. Rainfall
is likely to occur in Guajrat, Konkan and Goa and other places. (NT)

MEETING TO ADDRESS THREAT TO WORLD'S OCEANS: The first South Asia regional
meeting on ballast water control and management will be held at the National
Institute of Oceanography (at Dona Paula) on May 13 and 14. The introduction
of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens to new environments via ships'
ballast water has been identified as one of the four greatest threats to the
world's oceans. As such, the Maritime Organisation is working to address the
ballast water vector through a number of initiatives. (NT)

MAJOR FIRE AT MURPHY UNIT: A major fire broke out at SS Electronics,
situated on the Borim-Shiroda road yesterday night. The unit was
manufacturing spare parts for the Murphy brand of radios. The damage is
estimated at over Rs.10 lakh. (GT)

IMMOLATION BID FAILS: Geeta Krishna Shiolkar (22), a married woman and
resident of Siolkarwada, Mulgaon, tried to immolate herself by dousing with
kerosene. She has been admitted to GMC, Bambolim, with 35% burn injuries.
The reason behind Geeta taking this extreme step is yet to be ascertained.
It is understood that she was married to one Krishna from Mulgaon a year
ago. (GT)

IRON ORE SPILL WORRIES SANGUEM LOCALS: Residents of Sanguem and the nearby
areas have demanded the immediate refurbishing of the entire seven-kilometer
stretch from Curchorem to Sanguem which lies covered with iron ore spillage
on account of the frequent movement of mining trucks in this area.
Consequently, this whole stretch has turned into a potential hazard for two
wheelers and pedestrians alike. (GT)

NON-REIMBURSEMENT OF TICKET FARE: Noted filmstar Shabana Azmi, who is in Goa
in connection with the International Film festival of India, was shocked to
discover that her air fare to Goa had not been reimbursed for the third
consecutive time. (NT)

WAT(ER) LIFE: CRY CACRA FOR NOBODY CARES! For the last month or so residents
of Cacra have to wait for hours at unearthly times of the day to fetch water
from the community well. None in Cacra has got a water connection. The PWD
tanker supply is irregular. Villagers do not possess vessels big enough to
store the water. Hence the water is released in the main well of Cacra.And,
Cacra is not located in any remote jungle of Goa. It's barely ten kilometers
away from its capital Panjim, and about one-and-a-half kilometer from the
Goa University guest house. (Bindiya Chari in Herald)

VOTING AND THE FEAR FACTOR: As the counting day, May 13, approaches, there
is some suspense in air.But more or less, the results would be on broadly
predictable lines. Unfortunately it is likely to expose the unwanted
communal divide in Goa among the electors. This would be clearly visible
when the Catholic candidates would take lead in assembly segments dominated
by the minorities and the Hindu BJP candidates in Hindu-dominated assembly
constituencies. A few constituencies with cosmopolitan character may be
exceptions.In the manual voting and counting systems.it was difficult to
identify boothwise voting pattern. But with the introduction of EVMs
(electronic voting machines).this procedure compromises the sanctity of the
voting process because in a State with less than 60 per cent voting and an
average booth size of less than a thousand, boothwise voting pattern gives a
lot of clues to the candidate..This is potentially hazardous for the
electors. It the winner identifies certain booths where the electors have
rejected him then one could imagine the treatment which those electors would
receive when any developmental plans are conceived. (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

TRACING THE ORIGIN OF GOAN MANGO: The earliest literary references to
mangoes were made by the Chinese authors, Hsuen Tsang and Fa Hsien, while
Persian literature called it "Ambag", as recorded by Iban Haukal. In 1653,
Niccolau Mnucci was the first historian to give the names of some of the
Goan varieties. He wrote, "As I have promised to speak of fruits of India,
chiefly of the mango and jackfruit, I may mention that the best mangoes grow
in the inland of Goa. They have special names." The first register of the
varieties found in Goa was by Sam Paio in 1902 and later by Rego in 1974.
There were evidently no established criteria for attributing the names, as
they adopted surnames and the Christian names of saints and kings. They were
also influenced by questions of size, flavour, scent and other qualities.
(Fernando do Rego in NT)

ONLINE ART AUCTION: An Indian auction house of art works has closed the
first half of the 2004 auction season with a sale of almost Rs.7.2 crore
(almost 1.7 million dollars) thus doing better business than established
western art houses like Christies or Sothebys.The cover work for this sale's
catalogue, a 1963 'Samurai' by FN Souza, sold for over Rs.61.4 lakh (almost
143,000 dollars), creating a new price benchmark for Souza's early works.
Lot 43, a 1960s head, also by Souza, sold for just over Rs.32,5 lakh (over
75,000 dollars). Almost 150 active bidders from over 15 countries jumped
into the unprecedented bidding frenzy. The next online sale will be in
December 2004. (GT)

S P O R T S

CHURCHILL SIGN OFF WITH A WIN: Goa giants Churchill Brothers scored a
solitary goal victory over ten-man East Bengal to garner three points in the
Coca Cola 8th National Football League at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Santa
Singh scored the match winner for Churchill in the 65th minute. With the win
Churchill Brothers avenged the 1-2 defeat they suffered against East Bengal
in the first leg. (H)

D E A T H S
Panjim: ANA RITA FERNANDES: sister/sister-in-law of late Roque/late
Conceicao, late Maria do Carmo/late Camilo, aunt of Camilo/Amelia,
Candidada/Servito Godinho, Saluzinho/Anita, Gerard/Florie, Brito, Sr Libie
(UK), Domingos (Muscat), Connie/Joe Libano (Muscat), Elias/Aveleen (UK),
Duelinda and Eutemia. Funeral on 10 May at 3.30 pm, for St Inez Church.
09 May: Dona Paula: LEOPOLDINA FERNANDES E VAZ: wife of late Joao, mother
of Domingos/Bibiana, tereza/Antonio, Rosa Maria/Joaquim, Avelina/Tolentino.
09 May: Cansaulim: JOAO BAPTIST D'SA: husband of Santana, father of
Fausto and Fiona; brother of Joao/Milagrina, Gabriel/Magdalena,
Angelina/Inacio, Clarina/Minguel (Dubai), Joanita/late Orlando.
09 May: Curchorem: INACIO PEREIRA: husband of Jannet, father of Ivy and
Diana.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max Temp: 32.3 deg C; Min Temp: 26.2 deg C; Humidity: 82% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 21.0 mm
Weather: The early part of the morning was bright. Clouds have been
covering the sky. There was just one rain-shower yesterday evening. The
forecast says: Moderate rain or thunder showers likely over Goa.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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IFFI ON SCHEDULE, SAYS PRASAD: Setting to rest all speculation, the Key
Advisory Board has unanimously decided to hold the International Film
Festival in India 2004 in Panaji in November this year. Addressing a press
conference yesterday after a marathon meeting of KAB members at Goa Marriott
Resort, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Ravi
Shankar Prasad said the KAB had decided to hold the IFFI in Goa, as
scheduled earlier, after viewing the entire aspect of ongoing preparations
and assurances given by different consultants as well as Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar, in particular. (H)

COISSORO OFFERS AID TO RESTORE ADIL SHAH PALACE: Had Jawaharlal Nehru waited
a few more years Goa would have been "taken over" peacefully said Narana
Sinai Coissoro, vice president of the Portuguese Parliament. Documents,
pertaining to the Salazar regime, released under the 30-year-old rule,
revealed correspondence that advised Nehru against military action in Goa.
"The decision was taken by (defence minister) Krishna Menon as an election
gimmick a few days before the elections in Maharashtra," Coissoro said.
Everybody was surprised that a country built on the principles of
non-violence, non-alignment and panchsheel would take such a drastic step."
Coissoro was chatting with the media after inaugurating an exhibition of
paintings by Harshada Sonak at the International Centre, Dona Paula, on May
9.Coissoro (72) is a native of Ponda, who immigrated to Portugal in 1950 to
study at the University of Coimbra. He represents the constituency of
Setubal, and has served in various high-ranking public service and academic
positions in Portugal. (GT)

LISBON GRAPPLING WITH FAKE PASSPORT PAPERS: Vice President of the Republic
of Portugal Narana Coissoro said that there are 18,000 applications from Goa
fro Portuguese passports lying "suspended" with the Portuguese government,
all under investigation. Talking about the problems of forged documents vis
a vis Portuguese passports, the vice president said that the government in
Portugal verifies the applications sent by the consulate.He expressed the
view that the church and politics should not mix. Throughout the Portuguese
history, there was a "mixing" between the church and politics. "In a secular
state or nation, it is a good idea not to mix up the sword with the cross,"
he said. (H)

PORTUGAL PRESIDENT TO VISIT INDIA: The vice-president of the Portuguese
Parliament, Prof Naraina Coissoro yesterday informed that the Indian
government had invited the Portugal President, Mr Jorge Sampaio, to India,
and he would visit India soon, with a visit to Goa included in the tour.
(NT)

CYCLONIC STORM LOOMS OVER ARABIAN SEA: The cyclonic storm over east central
Arabian Sea now has moved in a north-westerly direction about 350 km west of
Panaji in Goa, the Indian meteorological department said in Pune on May 90.
It now lies centered within half a degree of latitude 15.0 degree north and
longitude 70.5 degree east and the system is likely to intensify further
moving slowly in the a north-northwesterly direction, the IMD said. Rainfall
is likely to occur in Guajrat, Konkan and Goa and other places. (NT)

MEETING TO ADDRESS THREAT TO WORLD'S OCEANS: The first South Asia regional
meeting on ballast water control and management will be held at the National
Institute of Oceanography (at Dona Paula) on May 13 and 14. The introduction
of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens to new environments via ships'
ballast water has been identified as one of the four greatest threats to the
world's oceans. As such, the Maritime Organisation is working to address the
ballast water vector through a number of initiatives. (NT)

MAJOR FIRE AT MURPHY UNIT: A major fire broke out at SS Electronics,
situated on the Borim-Shiroda road yesterday night. The unit was
manufacturing spare parts for the Murphy brand of radios. The damage is
estimated at over Rs.10 lakh. (GT)

IMMOLATION BID FAILS: Geeta Krishna Shiolkar (22), a married woman and
resident of Siolkarwada, Mulgaon, tried to immolate herself by dousing with
kerosene. She has been admitted to GMC, Bambolim, with 35% burn injuries.
The reason behind Geeta taking this extreme step is yet to be ascertained.
It is understood that she was married to one Krishna from Mulgaon a year
ago. (GT)

IRON ORE SPILL WORRIES SANGUEM LOCALS: Residents of Sanguem and the nearby
areas have demanded the immediate refurbishing of the entire seven-kilometer
stretch from Curchorem to Sanguem which lies covered with iron ore spillage
on account of the frequent movement of mining trucks in this area.
Consequently, this whole stretch has turned into a potential hazard for two
wheelers and pedestrians alike. (GT)

NON-REIMBURSEMENT OF TICKET FARE: Noted filmstar Shabana Azmi, who is in Goa
in connection with the International Film festival of India, was shocked to
discover that her air fare to Goa had not been reimbursed for the third
consecutive time. (NT)

WAT(ER) LIFE: CRY CACRA FOR NOBODY CARES! For the last month or so residents
of Cacra have to wait for hours at unearthly times of the day to fetch water
from the community well. None in Cacra has got a water connection. The PWD
tanker supply is irregular. Villagers do not possess vessels big enough to
store the water. Hence the water is released in the main well of Cacra.And,
Cacra is not located in any remote jungle of Goa. It's barely ten kilometers
away from its capital Panjim, and about one-and-a-half kilometer from the
Goa University guest house. (Bindiya Chari in Herald)

VOTING AND THE FEAR FACTOR: As the counting day, May 13, approaches, there
is some suspense in air.But more or less, the results would be on broadly
predictable lines. Unfortunately it is likely to expose the unwanted
communal divide in Goa among the electors. This would be clearly visible
when the Catholic candidates would take lead in assembly segments dominated
by the minorities and the Hindu BJP candidates in Hindu-dominated assembly
constituencies. A few constituencies with cosmopolitan character may be
exceptions.In the manual voting and counting systems.it was difficult to
identify boothwise voting pattern. But with the introduction of EVMs
(electronic voting machines).this procedure compromises the sanctity of the
voting process because in a State with less than 60 per cent voting and an
average booth size of less than a thousand, boothwise voting pattern gives a
lot of clues to the candidate..This is potentially hazardous for the
electors. It the winner identifies certain booths where the electors have
rejected him then one could imagine the treatment which those electors would
receive when any developmental plans are conceived. (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

TRACING THE ORIGIN OF GOAN MANGO: The earliest literary references to
mangoes were made by the Chinese authors, Hsuen Tsang and Fa Hsien, while
Persian literature called it "Ambag", as recorded by Iban Haukal. In 1653,
Niccolau Mnucci was the first historian to give the names of some of the
Goan varieties. He wrote, "As I have promised to speak of fruits of India,
chiefly of the mango and jackfruit, I may mention that the best mangoes grow
in the inland of Goa. They have special names." The first register of the
varieties found in Goa was by Sam Paio in 1902 and later by Rego in 1974.
There were evidently no established criteria for attributing the names, as
they adopted surnames and the Christian names of saints and kings. They were
also influenced by questions of size, flavour, scent and other qualities.
(Fernando do Rego in NT)

ONLINE ART AUCTION: An Indian auction house of art works has closed the
first half of the 2004 auction season with a sale of almost Rs.7.2 crore
(almost 1.7 million dollars) thus doing better business than established
western art houses like Christies or Sothebys.The cover work for this sale's
catalogue, a 1963 'Samurai' by FN Souza, sold for over Rs.61.4 lakh (almost
143,000 dollars), creating a new price benchmark for Souza's early works.
Lot 43, a 1960s head, also by Souza, sold for just over Rs.32,5 lakh (over
75,000 dollars). Almost 150 active bidders from over 15 countries jumped
into the unprecedented bidding frenzy. The next online sale will be in
December 2004. (GT)

S P O R T S

CHURCHILL SIGN OFF WITH A WIN: Goa giants Churchill Brothers scored a
solitary goal victory over ten-man East Bengal to garner three points in the
Coca Cola 8th National Football League at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Santa
Singh scored the match winner for Churchill in the 65th minute. With the win
Churchill Brothers avenged the 1-2 defeat they suffered against East Bengal
in the first leg. (H)

D E A T H S
Panjim: ANA RITA FERNANDES: sister/sister-in-law of late Roque/late
Conceicao, late Maria do Carmo/late Camilo, aunt of Camilo/Amelia,
Candidada/Servito Godinho, Saluzinho/Anita, Gerard/Florie, Brito, Sr Libie
(UK), Domingos (Muscat), Connie/Joe Libano (Muscat), Elias/Aveleen (UK),
Duelinda and Eutemia. Funeral on 10 May at 3.30 pm, for St Inez Church.
09 May: Dona Paula: LEOPOLDINA FERNANDES E VAZ: wife of late Joao, mother
of Domingos/Bibiana, tereza/Antonio, Rosa Maria/Joaquim, Avelina/Tolentino.
09 May: Cansaulim: JOAO BAPTIST D'SA: husband of Santana, father of
Fausto and Fiona; brother of Joao/Milagrina, Gabriel/Magdalena,
Angelina/Inacio, Clarina/Minguel (Dubai), Joanita/late Orlando.
09 May: Curchorem: INACIO PEREIRA: husband of Jannet, father of Ivy and
Diana.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max Temp: 32.3 deg C; Min Temp: 26.2 deg C; Humidity: 82% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 21.0 mm
Weather: The early part of the morning was bright. Clouds have been
covering the sky. There was just one rain-shower yesterday evening. The
forecast says: Moderate rain or thunder showers likely over Goa.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.

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