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[Goanet] 05 APR 2003: GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 16:32:44 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 05, 2003

BUS FARE HIKE: The State government and Goa Bus Owners Association
yesterday agreed upon a new revised hike in bus fares which will come into
effect after approval by the cabinet. Commuters would be charged Rs.4 for
the first five kilometers and 40 paise per km for subsequent 20 kms (that
is 5 to 20 kms). 30 paise would be charged for the next 10 kms (that is 20
to 30 kms) and 35 paise per km for the remaining distance covered. (GT)

SARS QUARANTINE AREA: A special quarantine area has been identified in the
Goa Medical College Hospital at Bambolim to take care of any suspected case
of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and a doctor has been posted at the
Dabolim airport. Dr Rajan Kunkolienkar, Medical Superintendent, GMC, has
been designated as the Nodal Officer and a two-bedded room in the private
block has been identified for isolation of the suspected persons. (H)

HEART ATTACKS RISING: Heart attack, the second most common cause of death,
is rapidly turning into a 'lifestyle disease' in Goa, with an emerging
trend of affecting the younger age group between 30 to 40 years. Hitherto,
it used to be the 45 plus age group, which used to be most susceptible to
heart attacks, however, now a disturbing trend has been noticed where heart
attacks are becoming increasingly common below the age 40 group. Says Dr
Rufino Monteiro, cardiologist, "Heart attacks are now becoming a disease of
the affluent rather than that of the poor." (H)

NURSE TRAPPED IN FAULTY ELEVATOR: A nurse at the Goa Medical College
hospital was trapped on the second floor of the elevator for an hour. On
reaching the second floor, when she tried to open the door, it would not
open. There was no lift man. However, a relative of a patient, standing in
the passage heard her banging on the door. He approached the receptionist,
who asked him to contact the higher up. The duplicate keys of the elevator
could not be traced
(H)

GMC LIVING WITH WATER SHORTAGE: It is not a hidden fact that the Goa
Medical College, Bambolim, has been facing acute water shortage over the
years leading to cancellation of operations and other activities. However,
for tiding over the water shortage government authorities decided to
construct a water storage tank in its vicinity, which, however, could not
be used because it was improperly built. (NT)

WATER SITUATION IN GOA: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, yesterday
informed the State legislative assembly that water situation in the state
was quite good and that there was no need to be panicky abut the water
problem. (NT)

AITUC FLAYS GHM'S TACTICS: The Goa unit of the All India Trade Union
Congress yesterday categorically stated its opposition to the tactics
recently employed by activists of the Goa Hitrakhan Manch. Speaking to
reporters AITUC's local general secretary Christopher Fonseca said that his
organisation did not believe in personal and disrespectful acts against
individuals. (GT)

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS TO PROTEST: Central Trade Unions, accompanied by major
workers federations will be organizing a general strike, the largest on in
recent times, on 21 May. Announcing this the AITUC national general
secretary and former MP, Gurudas Das Gupta, said that the "immediate
provocations" for the strike included the government's decision to reduce
Provident Fund interest by 1 to 1.5 per cent, exclusion of AITUC
representatives from the PF board of trustees and privatization of
electricity departments, among others. The Employee Provident Fund
organisations have an estimated deposit base of Rs.1,50,000 crore with an
estimated 2,75,00,000 beneficiaries. AITUC claims that the decrease in
interest rates will lead to a reduction of Rs.1,500 crore in the income of
the beneficiaries. (GT)

HELD FOR PROCURING GIRLS: The Vasco police arrested one Theofil D'Costa of
Baina who has been accused of procuring minor girls for prostitution. The
arrest followed the rescue of six minor girls from the Baina red light area
on Thursday. (GT)

BAILANCHO EKVOTT DHARNA: Bailancho Ekvott yesterday staged a dharna
(sit-in) in front of the Margao police station for alleged harassment meted
out to a woman. Some members of the Ekvott also met the senior police
officers and demanded immediate action into the matter. The protest was a
fall-out of the assault on Ms Timotina D'Silva by her husband. (NT)

CLOSURE OF WOMEN POLICE STATION: Though the police stations are normally
kept open for 24 hours, the closure of the women's police station at old
GMC complex, Panaji, at 6 pm has been causing hardships to the doctors and
families accompanying couples at the family counseling centre there. (GT)

MOVE TO SAVE MAYEM LAKE: Mayem lake, Goa's major tourist attraction, will
receive some attention, before the rains, to save it from further
siltation. The government will initiate measures to prevent the flow of
mining silt even as a study is being contemplated to establish whether it
can be excavated to increase its depth. (GT)

GROUND WATER OFFICERS: The State government has appointed two executive
engineers as "Ground Water Officers" to implement and to carry out the
purpose of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Act. (GT)

"JAL YATRA" COMING: The nationwide "Jal Yatra" (water march) led by
renowned water conservationist and winner of Magsaysay award, Dr Rajendra
Singh, is arriving in Goa on 11 April. Those desiring to joining the yatra
on 11 and 12 April may contact Peaceful Society on 2392236/2392237 or Goa
Desc Resource Centre 2252660. (GT)

"FRUIT FEST" AT CAMPAL: Come the warm summer month of May and the city will
play host to the first ever Fruit fest in the State. Organised by the
Botanical Society of Goa, in association with the city of Panaji
Corporation, and various governmental and agricultural organisations, the
three-day fest will prove to be a juicy affair. The "Carnival of Fruits"
will feature a variety of traditional, tropical fruit almost exclusively
from the Konkan region. From the juicy mangoes, the humble kanttam and
churna (wild berries), the limelight will focus exclusively on the fruit
and their products. (GT)

ANNUAL MAGAZINE OF ARPORA SCHOOL: Former students of St Joseph's High
School in Arpora will be glad to note that their once-famous and pioneering
alma mater, founded by William Robert Lyons (Fr Lyons) in 1887, is in the
process of being rejuvenated. Principal Fr Zeferino D'Souza and the present
headmaster Tomazinho Cardozo seem to be making every effort towards this
aim. There is now a lot more excitement than earlier among the students as
well as the teaching staff, and quite a bit of this spirit reflects in
their annual magazine "Expressions", the 2003 edition (second issue) of
which was released by Fr Avinash Rebello, Rector of Saligao Seminary,
recently. The illustrated magazine has 150 students besides teachers and
parents contributing interesting articles, poems, essays, etc, in Konkani,
English and Marathi. (GoaNOW)

GETTING MARRIED AGAIN: Getting married once is enough. But not for this
lady, who had to do the formalities all over again in the civil registrar's
office in Panaji because record of her original certificate of marriage
could not be traced! Sounds strange but it is true. This incident was
narrated in the Goa Assembly by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes. She said
many people are put to great hardship as they are unable to trace birth,
death and marriage records in the civil registrar's office at Panaji. (GT)

PRE-1971 ERA'S RECORDS: Birth, death and marriage records from the pre-1971
era will be shifted to the Archives Department within 18 months. This was
informed by Minister for Law Francis D'Souza while replying to a query
posed by Curtorim MLA, Francisco Sardinha. "The High Court has directed us
to take the step so that the records can be scientifically treated and
preserved," stated Mr D'Souza, hinting that the records would also be
available on micro-print. (H)

VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Guddi Padwa seems to have induced a vehicle-purchase
spree among the people of Bardez and Pernem. The number of registrations of
new vehicles soared at the Assistant Directorate of Transport, Mapusa, with
the office collecting registration tax amounting to a whopping Rs.9,63,682
for the two days of April 1 and April 3. (NT)

S P O R T S

CEDRIC TO COACH GREECE: Former India hockey coach Cedric D'Souza, dumped by
the Indian Hockey Federation during the 2002 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, has
a new job. He's been appointed national coach of Greece, hosts of the 2004
Olympic Games, to prepare Greece's men's and women's national teams for the
next Olympics. D'Souza had coached the Indian team for the 1994 Sydney
World Cup and 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where India finished fifth and eighty
respectively. (GT)

GOA TO HOST NAT ROAD RACING: Picturesque tourist spot Goa and Bhopal would
be the venues for National Road Racing championship on the lines of Macau,
which is a leg of the formula one and three races in the FIA calendar. (PTI
report in GT)

D E A T H S
04 Apr: Raia: QUITERIA FERNANDES, wife of late Augusto, mother of
Carmelina/Antonio Fernandes (Kuwait).
04 Apr: Betalbatim/Chimbel: CONSTANCIO A FERNANDES, husband of Angelina
Clemente, father of Esperanca/Joseph, Elsa (Pilar Sisters), Nazareth/Rufina
and Gabriel.
04 Apr: Mumbai/Vaddem-Vasco: LUCIA VISITACAO RODRIGUES, wife of late
Lorgio, mother of Lia/Philu, Ony/Mamento, Elica/Luke, Melba/Glen,
Freda/Allwyn.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.4 deg C (83.1 deg F) at 07.45 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The rain clouds are seen in the sky more often than earlier.
Many people seem to be of the opinion that the monsoons will arrive early
this year.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 16:32:44 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 05, 2003

BUS FARE HIKE: The State government and Goa Bus Owners Association
yesterday agreed upon a new revised hike in bus fares which will come into
effect after approval by the cabinet. Commuters would be charged Rs.4 for
the first five kilometers and 40 paise per km for subsequent 20 kms (that
is 5 to 20 kms). 30 paise would be charged for the next 10 kms (that is 20
to 30 kms) and 35 paise per km for the remaining distance covered. (GT)

SARS QUARANTINE AREA: A special quarantine area has been identified in the
Goa Medical College Hospital at Bambolim to take care of any suspected case
of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and a doctor has been posted at the
Dabolim airport. Dr Rajan Kunkolienkar, Medical Superintendent, GMC, has
been designated as the Nodal Officer and a two-bedded room in the private
block has been identified for isolation of the suspected persons. (H)

HEART ATTACKS RISING: Heart attack, the second most common cause of death,
is rapidly turning into a 'lifestyle disease' in Goa, with an emerging
trend of affecting the younger age group between 30 to 40 years. Hitherto,
it used to be the 45 plus age group, which used to be most susceptible to
heart attacks, however, now a disturbing trend has been noticed where heart
attacks are becoming increasingly common below the age 40 group. Says Dr
Rufino Monteiro, cardiologist, "Heart attacks are now becoming a disease of
the affluent rather than that of the poor." (H)

NURSE TRAPPED IN FAULTY ELEVATOR: A nurse at the Goa Medical College
hospital was trapped on the second floor of the elevator for an hour. On
reaching the second floor, when she tried to open the door, it would not
open. There was no lift man. However, a relative of a patient, standing in
the passage heard her banging on the door. He approached the receptionist,
who asked him to contact the higher up. The duplicate keys of the elevator
could not be traced
(H)

GMC LIVING WITH WATER SHORTAGE: It is not a hidden fact that the Goa
Medical College, Bambolim, has been facing acute water shortage over the
years leading to cancellation of operations and other activities. However,
for tiding over the water shortage government authorities decided to
construct a water storage tank in its vicinity, which, however, could not
be used because it was improperly built. (NT)

WATER SITUATION IN GOA: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, yesterday
informed the State legislative assembly that water situation in the state
was quite good and that there was no need to be panicky abut the water
problem. (NT)

AITUC FLAYS GHM'S TACTICS: The Goa unit of the All India Trade Union
Congress yesterday categorically stated its opposition to the tactics
recently employed by activists of the Goa Hitrakhan Manch. Speaking to
reporters AITUC's local general secretary Christopher Fonseca said that his
organisation did not believe in personal and disrespectful acts against
individuals. (GT)

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS TO PROTEST: Central Trade Unions, accompanied by major
workers federations will be organizing a general strike, the largest on in
recent times, on 21 May. Announcing this the AITUC national general
secretary and former MP, Gurudas Das Gupta, said that the "immediate
provocations" for the strike included the government's decision to reduce
Provident Fund interest by 1 to 1.5 per cent, exclusion of AITUC
representatives from the PF board of trustees and privatization of
electricity departments, among others. The Employee Provident Fund
organisations have an estimated deposit base of Rs.1,50,000 crore with an
estimated 2,75,00,000 beneficiaries. AITUC claims that the decrease in
interest rates will lead to a reduction of Rs.1,500 crore in the income of
the beneficiaries. (GT)

HELD FOR PROCURING GIRLS: The Vasco police arrested one Theofil D'Costa of
Baina who has been accused of procuring minor girls for prostitution. The
arrest followed the rescue of six minor girls from the Baina red light area
on Thursday. (GT)

BAILANCHO EKVOTT DHARNA: Bailancho Ekvott yesterday staged a dharna
(sit-in) in front of the Margao police station for alleged harassment meted
out to a woman. Some members of the Ekvott also met the senior police
officers and demanded immediate action into the matter. The protest was a
fall-out of the assault on Ms Timotina D'Silva by her husband. (NT)

CLOSURE OF WOMEN POLICE STATION: Though the police stations are normally
kept open for 24 hours, the closure of the women's police station at old
GMC complex, Panaji, at 6 pm has been causing hardships to the doctors and
families accompanying couples at the family counseling centre there. (GT)

MOVE TO SAVE MAYEM LAKE: Mayem lake, Goa's major tourist attraction, will
receive some attention, before the rains, to save it from further
siltation. The government will initiate measures to prevent the flow of
mining silt even as a study is being contemplated to establish whether it
can be excavated to increase its depth. (GT)

GROUND WATER OFFICERS: The State government has appointed two executive
engineers as "Ground Water Officers" to implement and to carry out the
purpose of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Act. (GT)

"JAL YATRA" COMING: The nationwide "Jal Yatra" (water march) led by
renowned water conservationist and winner of Magsaysay award, Dr Rajendra
Singh, is arriving in Goa on 11 April. Those desiring to joining the yatra
on 11 and 12 April may contact Peaceful Society on 2392236/2392237 or Goa
Desc Resource Centre 2252660. (GT)

"FRUIT FEST" AT CAMPAL: Come the warm summer month of May and the city will
play host to the first ever Fruit fest in the State. Organised by the
Botanical Society of Goa, in association with the city of Panaji
Corporation, and various governmental and agricultural organisations, the
three-day fest will prove to be a juicy affair. The "Carnival of Fruits"
will feature a variety of traditional, tropical fruit almost exclusively
from the Konkan region. From the juicy mangoes, the humble kanttam and
churna (wild berries), the limelight will focus exclusively on the fruit
and their products. (GT)

ANNUAL MAGAZINE OF ARPORA SCHOOL: Former students of St Joseph's High
School in Arpora will be glad to note that their once-famous and pioneering
alma mater, founded by William Robert Lyons (Fr Lyons) in 1887, is in the
process of being rejuvenated. Principal Fr Zeferino D'Souza and the present
headmaster Tomazinho Cardozo seem to be making every effort towards this
aim. There is now a lot more excitement than earlier among the students as
well as the teaching staff, and quite a bit of this spirit reflects in
their annual magazine "Expressions", the 2003 edition (second issue) of
which was released by Fr Avinash Rebello, Rector of Saligao Seminary,
recently. The illustrated magazine has 150 students besides teachers and
parents contributing interesting articles, poems, essays, etc, in Konkani,
English and Marathi. (GoaNOW)

GETTING MARRIED AGAIN: Getting married once is enough. But not for this
lady, who had to do the formalities all over again in the civil registrar's
office in Panaji because record of her original certificate of marriage
could not be traced! Sounds strange but it is true. This incident was
narrated in the Goa Assembly by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes. She said
many people are put to great hardship as they are unable to trace birth,
death and marriage records in the civil registrar's office at Panaji. (GT)

PRE-1971 ERA'S RECORDS: Birth, death and marriage records from the pre-1971
era will be shifted to the Archives Department within 18 months. This was
informed by Minister for Law Francis D'Souza while replying to a query
posed by Curtorim MLA, Francisco Sardinha. "The High Court has directed us
to take the step so that the records can be scientifically treated and
preserved," stated Mr D'Souza, hinting that the records would also be
available on micro-print. (H)

VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Guddi Padwa seems to have induced a vehicle-purchase
spree among the people of Bardez and Pernem. The number of registrations of
new vehicles soared at the Assistant Directorate of Transport, Mapusa, with
the office collecting registration tax amounting to a whopping Rs.9,63,682
for the two days of April 1 and April 3. (NT)

S P O R T S

CEDRIC TO COACH GREECE: Former India hockey coach Cedric D'Souza, dumped by
the Indian Hockey Federation during the 2002 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, has
a new job. He's been appointed national coach of Greece, hosts of the 2004
Olympic Games, to prepare Greece's men's and women's national teams for the
next Olympics. D'Souza had coached the Indian team for the 1994 Sydney
World Cup and 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where India finished fifth and eighty
respectively. (GT)

GOA TO HOST NAT ROAD RACING: Picturesque tourist spot Goa and Bhopal would
be the venues for National Road Racing championship on the lines of Macau,
which is a leg of the formula one and three races in the FIA calendar. (PTI
report in GT)

D E A T H S
04 Apr: Raia: QUITERIA FERNANDES, wife of late Augusto, mother of
Carmelina/Antonio Fernandes (Kuwait).
04 Apr: Betalbatim/Chimbel: CONSTANCIO A FERNANDES, husband of Angelina
Clemente, father of Esperanca/Joseph, Elsa (Pilar Sisters), Nazareth/Rufina
and Gabriel.
04 Apr: Mumbai/Vaddem-Vasco: LUCIA VISITACAO RODRIGUES, wife of late
Lorgio, mother of Lia/Philu, Ony/Mamento, Elica/Luke, Melba/Glen,
Freda/Allwyn.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.4 deg C (83.1 deg F) at 07.45 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The rain clouds are seen in the sky more often than earlier.
Many people seem to be of the opinion that the monsoons will arrive early
this year.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 16:32:44 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 05, 2003

BUS FARE HIKE: The State government and Goa Bus Owners Association
yesterday agreed upon a new revised hike in bus fares which will come into
effect after approval by the cabinet. Commuters would be charged Rs.4 for
the first five kilometers and 40 paise per km for subsequent 20 kms (that
is 5 to 20 kms). 30 paise would be charged for the next 10 kms (that is 20
to 30 kms) and 35 paise per km for the remaining distance covered. (GT)

SARS QUARANTINE AREA: A special quarantine area has been identified in the
Goa Medical College Hospital at Bambolim to take care of any suspected case
of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and a doctor has been posted at the
Dabolim airport. Dr Rajan Kunkolienkar, Medical Superintendent, GMC, has
been designated as the Nodal Officer and a two-bedded room in the private
block has been identified for isolation of the suspected persons. (H)

HEART ATTACKS RISING: Heart attack, the second most common cause of death,
is rapidly turning into a 'lifestyle disease' in Goa, with an emerging
trend of affecting the younger age group between 30 to 40 years. Hitherto,
it used to be the 45 plus age group, which used to be most susceptible to
heart attacks, however, now a disturbing trend has been noticed where heart
attacks are becoming increasingly common below the age 40 group. Says Dr
Rufino Monteiro, cardiologist, "Heart attacks are now becoming a disease of
the affluent rather than that of the poor." (H)

NURSE TRAPPED IN FAULTY ELEVATOR: A nurse at the Goa Medical College
hospital was trapped on the second floor of the elevator for an hour. On
reaching the second floor, when she tried to open the door, it would not
open. There was no lift man. However, a relative of a patient, standing in
the passage heard her banging on the door. He approached the receptionist,
who asked him to contact the higher up. The duplicate keys of the elevator
could not be traced
(H)

GMC LIVING WITH WATER SHORTAGE: It is not a hidden fact that the Goa
Medical College, Bambolim, has been facing acute water shortage over the
years leading to cancellation of operations and other activities. However,
for tiding over the water shortage government authorities decided to
construct a water storage tank in its vicinity, which, however, could not
be used because it was improperly built. (NT)

WATER SITUATION IN GOA: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, yesterday
informed the State legislative assembly that water situation in the state
was quite good and that there was no need to be panicky abut the water
problem. (NT)

AITUC FLAYS GHM'S TACTICS: The Goa unit of the All India Trade Union
Congress yesterday categorically stated its opposition to the tactics
recently employed by activists of the Goa Hitrakhan Manch. Speaking to
reporters AITUC's local general secretary Christopher Fonseca said that his
organisation did not believe in personal and disrespectful acts against
individuals. (GT)

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS TO PROTEST: Central Trade Unions, accompanied by major
workers federations will be organizing a general strike, the largest on in
recent times, on 21 May. Announcing this the AITUC national general
secretary and former MP, Gurudas Das Gupta, said that the "immediate
provocations" for the strike included the government's decision to reduce
Provident Fund interest by 1 to 1.5 per cent, exclusion of AITUC
representatives from the PF board of trustees and privatization of
electricity departments, among others. The Employee Provident Fund
organisations have an estimated deposit base of Rs.1,50,000 crore with an
estimated 2,75,00,000 beneficiaries. AITUC claims that the decrease in
interest rates will lead to a reduction of Rs.1,500 crore in the income of
the beneficiaries. (GT)

HELD FOR PROCURING GIRLS: The Vasco police arrested one Theofil D'Costa of
Baina who has been accused of procuring minor girls for prostitution. The
arrest followed the rescue of six minor girls from the Baina red light area
on Thursday. (GT)

BAILANCHO EKVOTT DHARNA: Bailancho Ekvott yesterday staged a dharna
(sit-in) in front of the Margao police station for alleged harassment meted
out to a woman. Some members of the Ekvott also met the senior police
officers and demanded immediate action into the matter. The protest was a
fall-out of the assault on Ms Timotina D'Silva by her husband. (NT)

CLOSURE OF WOMEN POLICE STATION: Though the police stations are normally
kept open for 24 hours, the closure of the women's police station at old
GMC complex, Panaji, at 6 pm has been causing hardships to the doctors and
families accompanying couples at the family counseling centre there. (GT)

MOVE TO SAVE MAYEM LAKE: Mayem lake, Goa's major tourist attraction, will
receive some attention, before the rains, to save it from further
siltation. The government will initiate measures to prevent the flow of
mining silt even as a study is being contemplated to establish whether it
can be excavated to increase its depth. (GT)

GROUND WATER OFFICERS: The State government has appointed two executive
engineers as "Ground Water Officers" to implement and to carry out the
purpose of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Act. (GT)

"JAL YATRA" COMING: The nationwide "Jal Yatra" (water march) led by
renowned water conservationist and winner of Magsaysay award, Dr Rajendra
Singh, is arriving in Goa on 11 April. Those desiring to joining the yatra
on 11 and 12 April may contact Peaceful Society on 2392236/2392237 or Goa
Desc Resource Centre 2252660. (GT)

"FRUIT FEST" AT CAMPAL: Come the warm summer month of May and the city will
play host to the first ever Fruit fest in the State. Organised by the
Botanical Society of Goa, in association with the city of Panaji
Corporation, and various governmental and agricultural organisations, the
three-day fest will prove to be a juicy affair. The "Carnival of Fruits"
will feature a variety of traditional, tropical fruit almost exclusively
from the Konkan region. From the juicy mangoes, the humble kanttam and
churna (wild berries), the limelight will focus exclusively on the fruit
and their products. (GT)

ANNUAL MAGAZINE OF ARPORA SCHOOL: Former students of St Joseph's High
School in Arpora will be glad to note that their once-famous and pioneering
alma mater, founded by William Robert Lyons (Fr Lyons) in 1887, is in the
process of being rejuvenated. Principal Fr Zeferino D'Souza and the present
headmaster Tomazinho Cardozo seem to be making every effort towards this
aim. There is now a lot more excitement than earlier among the students as
well as the teaching staff, and quite a bit of this spirit reflects in
their annual magazine "Expressions", the 2003 edition (second issue) of
which was released by Fr Avinash Rebello, Rector of Saligao Seminary,
recently. The illustrated magazine has 150 students besides teachers and
parents contributing interesting articles, poems, essays, etc, in Konkani,
English and Marathi. (GoaNOW)

GETTING MARRIED AGAIN: Getting married once is enough. But not for this
lady, who had to do the formalities all over again in the civil registrar's
office in Panaji because record of her original certificate of marriage
could not be traced! Sounds strange but it is true. This incident was
narrated in the Goa Assembly by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes. She said
many people are put to great hardship as they are unable to trace birth,
death and marriage records in the civil registrar's office at Panaji. (GT)

PRE-1971 ERA'S RECORDS: Birth, death and marriage records from the pre-1971
era will be shifted to the Archives Department within 18 months. This was
informed by Minister for Law Francis D'Souza while replying to a query
posed by Curtorim MLA, Francisco Sardinha. "The High Court has directed us
to take the step so that the records can be scientifically treated and
preserved," stated Mr D'Souza, hinting that the records would also be
available on micro-print. (H)

VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Guddi Padwa seems to have induced a vehicle-purchase
spree among the people of Bardez and Pernem. The number of registrations of
new vehicles soared at the Assistant Directorate of Transport, Mapusa, with
the office collecting registration tax amounting to a whopping Rs.9,63,682
for the two days of April 1 and April 3. (NT)

S P O R T S

CEDRIC TO COACH GREECE: Former India hockey coach Cedric D'Souza, dumped by
the Indian Hockey Federation during the 2002 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, has
a new job. He's been appointed national coach of Greece, hosts of the 2004
Olympic Games, to prepare Greece's men's and women's national teams for the
next Olympics. D'Souza had coached the Indian team for the 1994 Sydney
World Cup and 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where India finished fifth and eighty
respectively. (GT)

GOA TO HOST NAT ROAD RACING: Picturesque tourist spot Goa and Bhopal would
be the venues for National Road Racing championship on the lines of Macau,
which is a leg of the formula one and three races in the FIA calendar. (PTI
report in GT)

D E A T H S
04 Apr: Raia: QUITERIA FERNANDES, wife of late Augusto, mother of
Carmelina/Antonio Fernandes (Kuwait).
04 Apr: Betalbatim/Chimbel: CONSTANCIO A FERNANDES, husband of Angelina
Clemente, father of Esperanca/Joseph, Elsa (Pilar Sisters), Nazareth/Rufina
and Gabriel.
04 Apr: Mumbai/Vaddem-Vasco: LUCIA VISITACAO RODRIGUES, wife of late
Lorgio, mother of Lia/Philu, Ony/Mamento, Elica/Luke, Melba/Glen,
Freda/Allwyn.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.4 deg C (83.1 deg F) at 07.45 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The rain clouds are seen in the sky more often than earlier.
Many people seem to be of the opinion that the monsoons will arrive early
this year.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 16:32:44 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 05, 2003

BUS FARE HIKE: The State government and Goa Bus Owners Association
yesterday agreed upon a new revised hike in bus fares which will come into
effect after approval by the cabinet. Commuters would be charged Rs.4 for
the first five kilometers and 40 paise per km for subsequent 20 kms (that
is 5 to 20 kms). 30 paise would be charged for the next 10 kms (that is 20
to 30 kms) and 35 paise per km for the remaining distance covered. (GT)

SARS QUARANTINE AREA: A special quarantine area has been identified in the
Goa Medical College Hospital at Bambolim to take care of any suspected case
of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and a doctor has been posted at the
Dabolim airport. Dr Rajan Kunkolienkar, Medical Superintendent, GMC, has
been designated as the Nodal Officer and a two-bedded room in the private
block has been identified for isolation of the suspected persons. (H)

HEART ATTACKS RISING: Heart attack, the second most common cause of death,
is rapidly turning into a 'lifestyle disease' in Goa, with an emerging
trend of affecting the younger age group between 30 to 40 years. Hitherto,
it used to be the 45 plus age group, which used to be most susceptible to
heart attacks, however, now a disturbing trend has been noticed where heart
attacks are becoming increasingly common below the age 40 group. Says Dr
Rufino Monteiro, cardiologist, "Heart attacks are now becoming a disease of
the affluent rather than that of the poor." (H)

NURSE TRAPPED IN FAULTY ELEVATOR: A nurse at the Goa Medical College
hospital was trapped on the second floor of the elevator for an hour. On
reaching the second floor, when she tried to open the door, it would not
open. There was no lift man. However, a relative of a patient, standing in
the passage heard her banging on the door. He approached the receptionist,
who asked him to contact the higher up. The duplicate keys of the elevator
could not be traced
(H)

GMC LIVING WITH WATER SHORTAGE: It is not a hidden fact that the Goa
Medical College, Bambolim, has been facing acute water shortage over the
years leading to cancellation of operations and other activities. However,
for tiding over the water shortage government authorities decided to
construct a water storage tank in its vicinity, which, however, could not
be used because it was improperly built. (NT)

WATER SITUATION IN GOA: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, yesterday
informed the State legislative assembly that water situation in the state
was quite good and that there was no need to be panicky abut the water
problem. (NT)

AITUC FLAYS GHM'S TACTICS: The Goa unit of the All India Trade Union
Congress yesterday categorically stated its opposition to the tactics
recently employed by activists of the Goa Hitrakhan Manch. Speaking to
reporters AITUC's local general secretary Christopher Fonseca said that his
organisation did not believe in personal and disrespectful acts against
individuals. (GT)

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS TO PROTEST: Central Trade Unions, accompanied by major
workers federations will be organizing a general strike, the largest on in
recent times, on 21 May. Announcing this the AITUC national general
secretary and former MP, Gurudas Das Gupta, said that the "immediate
provocations" for the strike included the government's decision to reduce
Provident Fund interest by 1 to 1.5 per cent, exclusion of AITUC
representatives from the PF board of trustees and privatization of
electricity departments, among others. The Employee Provident Fund
organisations have an estimated deposit base of Rs.1,50,000 crore with an
estimated 2,75,00,000 beneficiaries. AITUC claims that the decrease in
interest rates will lead to a reduction of Rs.1,500 crore in the income of
the beneficiaries. (GT)

HELD FOR PROCURING GIRLS: The Vasco police arrested one Theofil D'Costa of
Baina who has been accused of procuring minor girls for prostitution. The
arrest followed the rescue of six minor girls from the Baina red light area
on Thursday. (GT)

BAILANCHO EKVOTT DHARNA: Bailancho Ekvott yesterday staged a dharna
(sit-in) in front of the Margao police station for alleged harassment meted
out to a woman. Some members of the Ekvott also met the senior police
officers and demanded immediate action into the matter. The protest was a
fall-out of the assault on Ms Timotina D'Silva by her husband. (NT)

CLOSURE OF WOMEN POLICE STATION: Though the police stations are normally
kept open for 24 hours, the closure of the women's police station at old
GMC complex, Panaji, at 6 pm has been causing hardships to the doctors and
families accompanying couples at the family counseling centre there. (GT)

MOVE TO SAVE MAYEM LAKE: Mayem lake, Goa's major tourist attraction, will
receive some attention, before the rains, to save it from further
siltation. The government will initiate measures to prevent the flow of
mining silt even as a study is being contemplated to establish whether it
can be excavated to increase its depth. (GT)

GROUND WATER OFFICERS: The State government has appointed two executive
engineers as "Ground Water Officers" to implement and to carry out the
purpose of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Act. (GT)

"JAL YATRA" COMING: The nationwide "Jal Yatra" (water march) led by
renowned water conservationist and winner of Magsaysay award, Dr Rajendra
Singh, is arriving in Goa on 11 April. Those desiring to joining the yatra
on 11 and 12 April may contact Peaceful Society on 2392236/2392237 or Goa
Desc Resource Centre 2252660. (GT)

"FRUIT FEST" AT CAMPAL: Come the warm summer month of May and the city will
play host to the first ever Fruit fest in the State. Organised by the
Botanical Society of Goa, in association with the city of Panaji
Corporation, and various governmental and agricultural organisations, the
three-day fest will prove to be a juicy affair. The "Carnival of Fruits"
will feature a variety of traditional, tropical fruit almost exclusively
from the Konkan region. From the juicy mangoes, the humble kanttam and
churna (wild berries), the limelight will focus exclusively on the fruit
and their products. (GT)

ANNUAL MAGAZINE OF ARPORA SCHOOL: Former students of St Joseph's High
School in Arpora will be glad to note that their once-famous and pioneering
alma mater, founded by William Robert Lyons (Fr Lyons) in 1887, is in the
process of being rejuvenated. Principal Fr Zeferino D'Souza and the present
headmaster Tomazinho Cardozo seem to be making every effort towards this
aim. There is now a lot more excitement than earlier among the students as
well as the teaching staff, and quite a bit of this spirit reflects in
their annual magazine "Expressions", the 2003 edition (second issue) of
which was released by Fr Avinash Rebello, Rector of Saligao Seminary,
recently. The illustrated magazine has 150 students besides teachers and
parents contributing interesting articles, poems, essays, etc, in Konkani,
English and Marathi. (GoaNOW)

GETTING MARRIED AGAIN: Getting married once is enough. But not for this
lady, who had to do the formalities all over again in the civil registrar's
office in Panaji because record of her original certificate of marriage
could not be traced! Sounds strange but it is true. This incident was
narrated in the Goa Assembly by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes. She said
many people are put to great hardship as they are unable to trace birth,
death and marriage records in the civil registrar's office at Panaji. (GT)

PRE-1971 ERA'S RECORDS: Birth, death and marriage records from the pre-1971
era will be shifted to the Archives Department within 18 months. This was
informed by Minister for Law Francis D'Souza while replying to a query
posed by Curtorim MLA, Francisco Sardinha. "The High Court has directed us
to take the step so that the records can be scientifically treated and
preserved," stated Mr D'Souza, hinting that the records would also be
available on micro-print. (H)

VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Guddi Padwa seems to have induced a vehicle-purchase
spree among the people of Bardez and Pernem. The number of registrations of
new vehicles soared at the Assistant Directorate of Transport, Mapusa, with
the office collecting registration tax amounting to a whopping Rs.9,63,682
for the two days of April 1 and April 3. (NT)

S P O R T S

CEDRIC TO COACH GREECE: Former India hockey coach Cedric D'Souza, dumped by
the Indian Hockey Federation during the 2002 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, has
a new job. He's been appointed national coach of Greece, hosts of the 2004
Olympic Games, to prepare Greece's men's and women's national teams for the
next Olympics. D'Souza had coached the Indian team for the 1994 Sydney
World Cup and 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where India finished fifth and eighty
respectively. (GT)

GOA TO HOST NAT ROAD RACING: Picturesque tourist spot Goa and Bhopal would
be the venues for National Road Racing championship on the lines of Macau,
which is a leg of the formula one and three races in the FIA calendar. (PTI
report in GT)

D E A T H S
04 Apr: Raia: QUITERIA FERNANDES, wife of late Augusto, mother of
Carmelina/Antonio Fernandes (Kuwait).
04 Apr: Betalbatim/Chimbel: CONSTANCIO A FERNANDES, husband of Angelina
Clemente, father of Esperanca/Joseph, Elsa (Pilar Sisters), Nazareth/Rufina
and Gabriel.
04 Apr: Mumbai/Vaddem-Vasco: LUCIA VISITACAO RODRIGUES, wife of late
Lorgio, mother of Lia/Philu, Ony/Mamento, Elica/Luke, Melba/Glen,
Freda/Allwyn.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.4 deg C (83.1 deg F) at 07.45 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The rain clouds are seen in the sky more often than earlier.
Many people seem to be of the opinion that the monsoons will arrive early
this year.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 16:32:44 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 05, 2003

BUS FARE HIKE: The State government and Goa Bus Owners Association
yesterday agreed upon a new revised hike in bus fares which will come into
effect after approval by the cabinet. Commuters would be charged Rs.4 for
the first five kilometers and 40 paise per km for subsequent 20 kms (that
is 5 to 20 kms). 30 paise would be charged for the next 10 kms (that is 20
to 30 kms) and 35 paise per km for the remaining distance covered. (GT)

SARS QUARANTINE AREA: A special quarantine area has been identified in the
Goa Medical College Hospital at Bambolim to take care of any suspected case
of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and a doctor has been posted at the
Dabolim airport. Dr Rajan Kunkolienkar, Medical Superintendent, GMC, has
been designated as the Nodal Officer and a two-bedded room in the private
block has been identified for isolation of the suspected persons. (H)

HEART ATTACKS RISING: Heart attack, the second most common cause of death,
is rapidly turning into a 'lifestyle disease' in Goa, with an emerging
trend of affecting the younger age group between 30 to 40 years. Hitherto,
it used to be the 45 plus age group, which used to be most susceptible to
heart attacks, however, now a disturbing trend has been noticed where heart
attacks are becoming increasingly common below the age 40 group. Says Dr
Rufino Monteiro, cardiologist, "Heart attacks are now becoming a disease of
the affluent rather than that of the poor." (H)

NURSE TRAPPED IN FAULTY ELEVATOR: A nurse at the Goa Medical College
hospital was trapped on the second floor of the elevator for an hour. On
reaching the second floor, when she tried to open the door, it would not
open. There was no lift man. However, a relative of a patient, standing in
the passage heard her banging on the door. He approached the receptionist,
who asked him to contact the higher up. The duplicate keys of the elevator
could not be traced
(H)

GMC LIVING WITH WATER SHORTAGE: It is not a hidden fact that the Goa
Medical College, Bambolim, has been facing acute water shortage over the
years leading to cancellation of operations and other activities. However,
for tiding over the water shortage government authorities decided to
construct a water storage tank in its vicinity, which, however, could not
be used because it was improperly built. (NT)

WATER SITUATION IN GOA: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, yesterday
informed the State legislative assembly that water situation in the state
was quite good and that there was no need to be panicky abut the water
problem. (NT)

AITUC FLAYS GHM'S TACTICS: The Goa unit of the All India Trade Union
Congress yesterday categorically stated its opposition to the tactics
recently employed by activists of the Goa Hitrakhan Manch. Speaking to
reporters AITUC's local general secretary Christopher Fonseca said that his
organisation did not believe in personal and disrespectful acts against
individuals. (GT)

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS TO PROTEST: Central Trade Unions, accompanied by major
workers federations will be organizing a general strike, the largest on in
recent times, on 21 May. Announcing this the AITUC national general
secretary and former MP, Gurudas Das Gupta, said that the "immediate
provocations" for the strike included the government's decision to reduce
Provident Fund interest by 1 to 1.5 per cent, exclusion of AITUC
representatives from the PF board of trustees and privatization of
electricity departments, among others. The Employee Provident Fund
organisations have an estimated deposit base of Rs.1,50,000 crore with an
estimated 2,75,00,000 beneficiaries. AITUC claims that the decrease in
interest rates will lead to a reduction of Rs.1,500 crore in the income of
the beneficiaries. (GT)

HELD FOR PROCURING GIRLS: The Vasco police arrested one Theofil D'Costa of
Baina who has been accused of procuring minor girls for prostitution. The
arrest followed the rescue of six minor girls from the Baina red light area
on Thursday. (GT)

BAILANCHO EKVOTT DHARNA: Bailancho Ekvott yesterday staged a dharna
(sit-in) in front of the Margao police station for alleged harassment meted
out to a woman. Some members of the Ekvott also met the senior police
officers and demanded immediate action into the matter. The protest was a
fall-out of the assault on Ms Timotina D'Silva by her husband. (NT)

CLOSURE OF WOMEN POLICE STATION: Though the police stations are normally
kept open for 24 hours, the closure of the women's police station at old
GMC complex, Panaji, at 6 pm has been causing hardships to the doctors and
families accompanying couples at the family counseling centre there. (GT)

MOVE TO SAVE MAYEM LAKE: Mayem lake, Goa's major tourist attraction, will
receive some attention, before the rains, to save it from further
siltation. The government will initiate measures to prevent the flow of
mining silt even as a study is being contemplated to establish whether it
can be excavated to increase its depth. (GT)

GROUND WATER OFFICERS: The State government has appointed two executive
engineers as "Ground Water Officers" to implement and to carry out the
purpose of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Act. (GT)

"JAL YATRA" COMING: The nationwide "Jal Yatra" (water march) led by
renowned water conservationist and winner of Magsaysay award, Dr Rajendra
Singh, is arriving in Goa on 11 April. Those desiring to joining the yatra
on 11 and 12 April may contact Peaceful Society on 2392236/2392237 or Goa
Desc Resource Centre 2252660. (GT)

"FRUIT FEST" AT CAMPAL: Come the warm summer month of May and the city will
play host to the first ever Fruit fest in the State. Organised by the
Botanical Society of Goa, in association with the city of Panaji
Corporation, and various governmental and agricultural organisations, the
three-day fest will prove to be a juicy affair. The "Carnival of Fruits"
will feature a variety of traditional, tropical fruit almost exclusively
from the Konkan region. From the juicy mangoes, the humble kanttam and
churna (wild berries), the limelight will focus exclusively on the fruit
and their products. (GT)

ANNUAL MAGAZINE OF ARPORA SCHOOL: Former students of St Joseph's High
School in Arpora will be glad to note that their once-famous and pioneering
alma mater, founded by William Robert Lyons (Fr Lyons) in 1887, is in the
process of being rejuvenated. Principal Fr Zeferino D'Souza and the present
headmaster Tomazinho Cardozo seem to be making every effort towards this
aim. There is now a lot more excitement than earlier among the students as
well as the teaching staff, and quite a bit of this spirit reflects in
their annual magazine "Expressions", the 2003 edition (second issue) of
which was released by Fr Avinash Rebello, Rector of Saligao Seminary,
recently. The illustrated magazine has 150 students besides teachers and
parents contributing interesting articles, poems, essays, etc, in Konkani,
English and Marathi. (GoaNOW)

GETTING MARRIED AGAIN: Getting married once is enough. But not for this
lady, who had to do the formalities all over again in the civil registrar's
office in Panaji because record of her original certificate of marriage
could not be traced! Sounds strange but it is true. This incident was
narrated in the Goa Assembly by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes. She said
many people are put to great hardship as they are unable to trace birth,
death and marriage records in the civil registrar's office at Panaji. (GT)

PRE-1971 ERA'S RECORDS: Birth, death and marriage records from the pre-1971
era will be shifted to the Archives Department within 18 months. This was
informed by Minister for Law Francis D'Souza while replying to a query
posed by Curtorim MLA, Francisco Sardinha. "The High Court has directed us
to take the step so that the records can be scientifically treated and
preserved," stated Mr D'Souza, hinting that the records would also be
available on micro-print. (H)

VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Guddi Padwa seems to have induced a vehicle-purchase
spree among the people of Bardez and Pernem. The number of registrations of
new vehicles soared at the Assistant Directorate of Transport, Mapusa, with
the office collecting registration tax amounting to a whopping Rs.9,63,682
for the two days of April 1 and April 3. (NT)

S P O R T S

CEDRIC TO COACH GREECE: Former India hockey coach Cedric D'Souza, dumped by
the Indian Hockey Federation during the 2002 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, has
a new job. He's been appointed national coach of Greece, hosts of the 2004
Olympic Games, to prepare Greece's men's and women's national teams for the
next Olympics. D'Souza had coached the Indian team for the 1994 Sydney
World Cup and 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where India finished fifth and eighty
respectively. (GT)

GOA TO HOST NAT ROAD RACING: Picturesque tourist spot Goa and Bhopal would
be the venues for National Road Racing championship on the lines of Macau,
which is a leg of the formula one and three races in the FIA calendar. (PTI
report in GT)

D E A T H S
04 Apr: Raia: QUITERIA FERNANDES, wife of late Augusto, mother of
Carmelina/Antonio Fernandes (Kuwait).
04 Apr: Betalbatim/Chimbel: CONSTANCIO A FERNANDES, husband of Angelina
Clemente, father of Esperanca/Joseph, Elsa (Pilar Sisters), Nazareth/Rufina
and Gabriel.
04 Apr: Mumbai/Vaddem-Vasco: LUCIA VISITACAO RODRIGUES, wife of late
Lorgio, mother of Lia/Philu, Ony/Mamento, Elica/Luke, Melba/Glen,
Freda/Allwyn.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.4 deg C (83.1 deg F) at 07.45 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The rain clouds are seen in the sky more often than earlier.
Many people seem to be of the opinion that the monsoons will arrive early
this year.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 16:32:44 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 05, 2003

BUS FARE HIKE: The State government and Goa Bus Owners Association
yesterday agreed upon a new revised hike in bus fares which will come into
effect after approval by the cabinet. Commuters would be charged Rs.4 for
the first five kilometers and 40 paise per km for subsequent 20 kms (that
is 5 to 20 kms). 30 paise would be charged for the next 10 kms (that is 20
to 30 kms) and 35 paise per km for the remaining distance covered. (GT)

SARS QUARANTINE AREA: A special quarantine area has been identified in the
Goa Medical College Hospital at Bambolim to take care of any suspected case
of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and a doctor has been posted at the
Dabolim airport. Dr Rajan Kunkolienkar, Medical Superintendent, GMC, has
been designated as the Nodal Officer and a two-bedded room in the private
block has been identified for isolation of the suspected persons. (H)

HEART ATTACKS RISING: Heart attack, the second most common cause of death,
is rapidly turning into a 'lifestyle disease' in Goa, with an emerging
trend of affecting the younger age group between 30 to 40 years. Hitherto,
it used to be the 45 plus age group, which used to be most susceptible to
heart attacks, however, now a disturbing trend has been noticed where heart
attacks are becoming increasingly common below the age 40 group. Says Dr
Rufino Monteiro, cardiologist, "Heart attacks are now becoming a disease of
the affluent rather than that of the poor." (H)

NURSE TRAPPED IN FAULTY ELEVATOR: A nurse at the Goa Medical College
hospital was trapped on the second floor of the elevator for an hour. On
reaching the second floor, when she tried to open the door, it would not
open. There was no lift man. However, a relative of a patient, standing in
the passage heard her banging on the door. He approached the receptionist,
who asked him to contact the higher up. The duplicate keys of the elevator
could not be traced
(H)

GMC LIVING WITH WATER SHORTAGE: It is not a hidden fact that the Goa
Medical College, Bambolim, has been facing acute water shortage over the
years leading to cancellation of operations and other activities. However,
for tiding over the water shortage government authorities decided to
construct a water storage tank in its vicinity, which, however, could not
be used because it was improperly built. (NT)

WATER SITUATION IN GOA: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, yesterday
informed the State legislative assembly that water situation in the state
was quite good and that there was no need to be panicky abut the water
problem. (NT)

AITUC FLAYS GHM'S TACTICS: The Goa unit of the All India Trade Union
Congress yesterday categorically stated its opposition to the tactics
recently employed by activists of the Goa Hitrakhan Manch. Speaking to
reporters AITUC's local general secretary Christopher Fonseca said that his
organisation did not believe in personal and disrespectful acts against
individuals. (GT)

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS TO PROTEST: Central Trade Unions, accompanied by major
workers federations will be organizing a general strike, the largest on in
recent times, on 21 May. Announcing this the AITUC national general
secretary and former MP, Gurudas Das Gupta, said that the "immediate
provocations" for the strike included the government's decision to reduce
Provident Fund interest by 1 to 1.5 per cent, exclusion of AITUC
representatives from the PF board of trustees and privatization of
electricity departments, among others. The Employee Provident Fund
organisations have an estimated deposit base of Rs.1,50,000 crore with an
estimated 2,75,00,000 beneficiaries. AITUC claims that the decrease in
interest rates will lead to a reduction of Rs.1,500 crore in the income of
the beneficiaries. (GT)

HELD FOR PROCURING GIRLS: The Vasco police arrested one Theofil D'Costa of
Baina who has been accused of procuring minor girls for prostitution. The
arrest followed the rescue of six minor girls from the Baina red light area
on Thursday. (GT)

BAILANCHO EKVOTT DHARNA: Bailancho Ekvott yesterday staged a dharna
(sit-in) in front of the Margao police station for alleged harassment meted
out to a woman. Some members of the Ekvott also met the senior police
officers and demanded immediate action into the matter. The protest was a
fall-out of the assault on Ms Timotina D'Silva by her husband. (NT)

CLOSURE OF WOMEN POLICE STATION: Though the police stations are normally
kept open for 24 hours, the closure of the women's police station at old
GMC complex, Panaji, at 6 pm has been causing hardships to the doctors and
families accompanying couples at the family counseling centre there. (GT)

MOVE TO SAVE MAYEM LAKE: Mayem lake, Goa's major tourist attraction, will
receive some attention, before the rains, to save it from further
siltation. The government will initiate measures to prevent the flow of
mining silt even as a study is being contemplated to establish whether it
can be excavated to increase its depth. (GT)

GROUND WATER OFFICERS: The State government has appointed two executive
engineers as "Ground Water Officers" to implement and to carry out the
purpose of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Act. (GT)

"JAL YATRA" COMING: The nationwide "Jal Yatra" (water march) led by
renowned water conservationist and winner of Magsaysay award, Dr Rajendra
Singh, is arriving in Goa on 11 April. Those desiring to joining the yatra
on 11 and 12 April may contact Peaceful Society on 2392236/2392237 or Goa
Desc Resource Centre 2252660. (GT)

"FRUIT FEST" AT CAMPAL: Come the warm summer month of May and the city will
play host to the first ever Fruit fest in the State. Organised by the
Botanical Society of Goa, in association with the city of Panaji
Corporation, and various governmental and agricultural organisations, the
three-day fest will prove to be a juicy affair. The "Carnival of Fruits"
will feature a variety of traditional, tropical fruit almost exclusively
from the Konkan region. From the juicy mangoes, the humble kanttam and
churna (wild berries), the limelight will focus exclusively on the fruit
and their products. (GT)

ANNUAL MAGAZINE OF ARPORA SCHOOL: Former students of St Joseph's High
School in Arpora will be glad to note that their once-famous and pioneering
alma mater, founded by William Robert Lyons (Fr Lyons) in 1887, is in the
process of being rejuvenated. Principal Fr Zeferino D'Souza and the present
headmaster Tomazinho Cardozo seem to be making every effort towards this
aim. There is now a lot more excitement than earlier among the students as
well as the teaching staff, and quite a bit of this spirit reflects in
their annual magazine "Expressions", the 2003 edition (second issue) of
which was released by Fr Avinash Rebello, Rector of Saligao Seminary,
recently. The illustrated magazine has 150 students besides teachers and
parents contributing interesting articles, poems, essays, etc, in Konkani,
English and Marathi. (GoaNOW)

GETTING MARRIED AGAIN: Getting married once is enough. But not for this
lady, who had to do the formalities all over again in the civil registrar's
office in Panaji because record of her original certificate of marriage
could not be traced! Sounds strange but it is true. This incident was
narrated in the Goa Assembly by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes. She said
many people are put to great hardship as they are unable to trace birth,
death and marriage records in the civil registrar's office at Panaji. (GT)

PRE-1971 ERA'S RECORDS: Birth, death and marriage records from the pre-1971
era will be shifted to the Archives Department within 18 months. This was
informed by Minister for Law Francis D'Souza while replying to a query
posed by Curtorim MLA, Francisco Sardinha. "The High Court has directed us
to take the step so that the records can be scientifically treated and
preserved," stated Mr D'Souza, hinting that the records would also be
available on micro-print. (H)

VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Guddi Padwa seems to have induced a vehicle-purchase
spree among the people of Bardez and Pernem. The number of registrations of
new vehicles soared at the Assistant Directorate of Transport, Mapusa, with
the office collecting registration tax amounting to a whopping Rs.9,63,682
for the two days of April 1 and April 3. (NT)

S P O R T S

CEDRIC TO COACH GREECE: Former India hockey coach Cedric D'Souza, dumped by
the Indian Hockey Federation during the 2002 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, has
a new job. He's been appointed national coach of Greece, hosts of the 2004
Olympic Games, to prepare Greece's men's and women's national teams for the
next Olympics. D'Souza had coached the Indian team for the 1994 Sydney
World Cup and 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where India finished fifth and eighty
respectively. (GT)

GOA TO HOST NAT ROAD RACING: Picturesque tourist spot Goa and Bhopal would
be the venues for National Road Racing championship on the lines of Macau,
which is a leg of the formula one and three races in the FIA calendar. (PTI
report in GT)

D E A T H S
04 Apr: Raia: QUITERIA FERNANDES, wife of late Augusto, mother of
Carmelina/Antonio Fernandes (Kuwait).
04 Apr: Betalbatim/Chimbel: CONSTANCIO A FERNANDES, husband of Angelina
Clemente, father of Esperanca/Joseph, Elsa (Pilar Sisters), Nazareth/Rufina
and Gabriel.
04 Apr: Mumbai/Vaddem-Vasco: LUCIA VISITACAO RODRIGUES, wife of late
Lorgio, mother of Lia/Philu, Ony/Mamento, Elica/Luke, Melba/Glen,
Freda/Allwyn.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.4 deg C (83.1 deg F) at 07.45 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The rain clouds are seen in the sky more often than earlier.
Many people seem to be of the opinion that the monsoons will arrive early
this year.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-04-04 16:32:44 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
April 05, 2003

BUS FARE HIKE: The State government and Goa Bus Owners Association
yesterday agreed upon a new revised hike in bus fares which will come into
effect after approval by the cabinet. Commuters would be charged Rs.4 for
the first five kilometers and 40 paise per km for subsequent 20 kms (that
is 5 to 20 kms). 30 paise would be charged for the next 10 kms (that is 20
to 30 kms) and 35 paise per km for the remaining distance covered. (GT)

SARS QUARANTINE AREA: A special quarantine area has been identified in the
Goa Medical College Hospital at Bambolim to take care of any suspected case
of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and a doctor has been posted at the
Dabolim airport. Dr Rajan Kunkolienkar, Medical Superintendent, GMC, has
been designated as the Nodal Officer and a two-bedded room in the private
block has been identified for isolation of the suspected persons. (H)

HEART ATTACKS RISING: Heart attack, the second most common cause of death,
is rapidly turning into a 'lifestyle disease' in Goa, with an emerging
trend of affecting the younger age group between 30 to 40 years. Hitherto,
it used to be the 45 plus age group, which used to be most susceptible to
heart attacks, however, now a disturbing trend has been noticed where heart
attacks are becoming increasingly common below the age 40 group. Says Dr
Rufino Monteiro, cardiologist, "Heart attacks are now becoming a disease of
the affluent rather than that of the poor." (H)

NURSE TRAPPED IN FAULTY ELEVATOR: A nurse at the Goa Medical College
hospital was trapped on the second floor of the elevator for an hour. On
reaching the second floor, when she tried to open the door, it would not
open. There was no lift man. However, a relative of a patient, standing in
the passage heard her banging on the door. He approached the receptionist,
who asked him to contact the higher up. The duplicate keys of the elevator
could not be traced
(H)

GMC LIVING WITH WATER SHORTAGE: It is not a hidden fact that the Goa
Medical College, Bambolim, has been facing acute water shortage over the
years leading to cancellation of operations and other activities. However,
for tiding over the water shortage government authorities decided to
construct a water storage tank in its vicinity, which, however, could not
be used because it was improperly built. (NT)

WATER SITUATION IN GOA: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, yesterday
informed the State legislative assembly that water situation in the state
was quite good and that there was no need to be panicky abut the water
problem. (NT)

AITUC FLAYS GHM'S TACTICS: The Goa unit of the All India Trade Union
Congress yesterday categorically stated its opposition to the tactics
recently employed by activists of the Goa Hitrakhan Manch. Speaking to
reporters AITUC's local general secretary Christopher Fonseca said that his
organisation did not believe in personal and disrespectful acts against
individuals. (GT)

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS TO PROTEST: Central Trade Unions, accompanied by major
workers federations will be organizing a general strike, the largest on in
recent times, on 21 May. Announcing this the AITUC national general
secretary and former MP, Gurudas Das Gupta, said that the "immediate
provocations" for the strike included the government's decision to reduce
Provident Fund interest by 1 to 1.5 per cent, exclusion of AITUC
representatives from the PF board of trustees and privatization of
electricity departments, among others. The Employee Provident Fund
organisations have an estimated deposit base of Rs.1,50,000 crore with an
estimated 2,75,00,000 beneficiaries. AITUC claims that the decrease in
interest rates will lead to a reduction of Rs.1,500 crore in the income of
the beneficiaries. (GT)

HELD FOR PROCURING GIRLS: The Vasco police arrested one Theofil D'Costa of
Baina who has been accused of procuring minor girls for prostitution. The
arrest followed the rescue of six minor girls from the Baina red light area
on Thursday. (GT)

BAILANCHO EKVOTT DHARNA: Bailancho Ekvott yesterday staged a dharna
(sit-in) in front of the Margao police station for alleged harassment meted
out to a woman. Some members of the Ekvott also met the senior police
officers and demanded immediate action into the matter. The protest was a
fall-out of the assault on Ms Timotina D'Silva by her husband. (NT)

CLOSURE OF WOMEN POLICE STATION: Though the police stations are normally
kept open for 24 hours, the closure of the women's police station at old
GMC complex, Panaji, at 6 pm has been causing hardships to the doctors and
families accompanying couples at the family counseling centre there. (GT)

MOVE TO SAVE MAYEM LAKE: Mayem lake, Goa's major tourist attraction, will
receive some attention, before the rains, to save it from further
siltation. The government will initiate measures to prevent the flow of
mining silt even as a study is being contemplated to establish whether it
can be excavated to increase its depth. (GT)

GROUND WATER OFFICERS: The State government has appointed two executive
engineers as "Ground Water Officers" to implement and to carry out the
purpose of the Goa Ground Water Regulation Act. (GT)

"JAL YATRA" COMING: The nationwide "Jal Yatra" (water march) led by
renowned water conservationist and winner of Magsaysay award, Dr Rajendra
Singh, is arriving in Goa on 11 April. Those desiring to joining the yatra
on 11 and 12 April may contact Peaceful Society on 2392236/2392237 or Goa
Desc Resource Centre 2252660. (GT)

"FRUIT FEST" AT CAMPAL: Come the warm summer month of May and the city will
play host to the first ever Fruit fest in the State. Organised by the
Botanical Society of Goa, in association with the city of Panaji
Corporation, and various governmental and agricultural organisations, the
three-day fest will prove to be a juicy affair. The "Carnival of Fruits"
will feature a variety of traditional, tropical fruit almost exclusively
from the Konkan region. From the juicy mangoes, the humble kanttam and
churna (wild berries), the limelight will focus exclusively on the fruit
and their products. (GT)

ANNUAL MAGAZINE OF ARPORA SCHOOL: Former students of St Joseph's High
School in Arpora will be glad to note that their once-famous and pioneering
alma mater, founded by William Robert Lyons (Fr Lyons) in 1887, is in the
process of being rejuvenated. Principal Fr Zeferino D'Souza and the present
headmaster Tomazinho Cardozo seem to be making every effort towards this
aim. There is now a lot more excitement than earlier among the students as
well as the teaching staff, and quite a bit of this spirit reflects in
their annual magazine "Expressions", the 2003 edition (second issue) of
which was released by Fr Avinash Rebello, Rector of Saligao Seminary,
recently. The illustrated magazine has 150 students besides teachers and
parents contributing interesting articles, poems, essays, etc, in Konkani,
English and Marathi. (GoaNOW)

GETTING MARRIED AGAIN: Getting married once is enough. But not for this
lady, who had to do the formalities all over again in the civil registrar's
office in Panaji because record of her original certificate of marriage
could not be traced! Sounds strange but it is true. This incident was
narrated in the Goa Assembly by Santa Cruz MLA Victoria Fernandes. She said
many people are put to great hardship as they are unable to trace birth,
death and marriage records in the civil registrar's office at Panaji. (GT)

PRE-1971 ERA'S RECORDS: Birth, death and marriage records from the pre-1971
era will be shifted to the Archives Department within 18 months. This was
informed by Minister for Law Francis D'Souza while replying to a query
posed by Curtorim MLA, Francisco Sardinha. "The High Court has directed us
to take the step so that the records can be scientifically treated and
preserved," stated Mr D'Souza, hinting that the records would also be
available on micro-print. (H)

VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Guddi Padwa seems to have induced a vehicle-purchase
spree among the people of Bardez and Pernem. The number of registrations of
new vehicles soared at the Assistant Directorate of Transport, Mapusa, with
the office collecting registration tax amounting to a whopping Rs.9,63,682
for the two days of April 1 and April 3. (NT)

S P O R T S

CEDRIC TO COACH GREECE: Former India hockey coach Cedric D'Souza, dumped by
the Indian Hockey Federation during the 2002 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, has
a new job. He's been appointed national coach of Greece, hosts of the 2004
Olympic Games, to prepare Greece's men's and women's national teams for the
next Olympics. D'Souza had coached the Indian team for the 1994 Sydney
World Cup and 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where India finished fifth and eighty
respectively. (GT)

GOA TO HOST NAT ROAD RACING: Picturesque tourist spot Goa and Bhopal would
be the venues for National Road Racing championship on the lines of Macau,
which is a leg of the formula one and three races in the FIA calendar. (PTI
report in GT)

D E A T H S
04 Apr: Raia: QUITERIA FERNANDES, wife of late Augusto, mother of
Carmelina/Antonio Fernandes (Kuwait).
04 Apr: Betalbatim/Chimbel: CONSTANCIO A FERNANDES, husband of Angelina
Clemente, father of Esperanca/Joseph, Elsa (Pilar Sisters), Nazareth/Rufina
and Gabriel.
04 Apr: Mumbai/Vaddem-Vasco: LUCIA VISITACAO RODRIGUES, wife of late
Lorgio, mother of Lia/Philu, Ony/Mamento, Elica/Luke, Melba/Glen,
Freda/Allwyn.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.4 deg C (83.1 deg F) at 07.45 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Humidity: 58% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The rain clouds are seen in the sky more often than earlier.
Many people seem to be of the opinion that the monsoons will arrive early
this year.

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

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

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