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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bhonvti vost portun thuinch pavta." (What goes
around comes around.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

BLUNDER IN PANAJI TRAFFIC STUDY: If 741 cars and jeeps, 756 two-wheelers,
373 autorickshaws, 80 cycles, 66 buses and 31 mini-buses were to pass along
the 18th June Road along the stretch near Junta House during the peak hour
rush from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, they would most probably develop roots in
the tarmac. But though it may sound hard to believe, this is exactly what a
team of the Institute of Road Transport Education at the behest of the
Corporation of the City of Panaji has found in a study - that 2,053
vehicles, on an average, pass the Junta House within an hour. The 'study',
which cost Rs.2 lakh was carried out under the technical guidance of Prof Dr
NS Srinivasan, a well-known expert in traffic and transportation but has
left many wandering about its veracity. (Paul Fernandes in WE-GT)

PRIVATE SECTOR TO BID FOR BIO-MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL: A solution to the
bio-medical waste disposal issue is in sight. The State government has
approved a decision for inviting private entrepreneurs to set up a
bio-medical waste treatment plant. What is, however, yet to be finalized is
the place where the plant would be set up. (H)

GOA PROGRESSING UNDER BJP GOVT, SAYS PARRIKAR: In their first collective
face-to-face interaction with the party high command, the BJP chief
ministers today (Sept 11) sought to present a rosy picture about functioning
in their states and promised to provide better governance. Speaking at the
chief ministers' conference, the Goa Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
said revenue collection was growing in his state where the per capita income
and C-D ratio had improved during the BJP rule. He said improvements were
being brought about in the education sector and special stress was being
given on it in the curriculum. Employment generation was also being given
priority, he added. (NT)

WILLY ACCUSES GOVT: The state president of the Nationalist Congress party,
Dr Wilfred de Souza, on September 11, accused the stage government of
harassing Goan NRI businessmen and industrialists even while wooing them
with all kinds of promises during NRI conventions. He cited the case of Mr
Jerome Mendes, a Goan NRI based in London, whose application for selling
foreign liquor at his Verna establishment has been delayed for one year four
months. He also cited the case of another Goan NRI, Mr Rui Cosme D'Costa,
who he said has wrongly been stopped from producing mineral water at the
plant he set up at Sancoale in 2001 after complying with all the conditions.
(NT)

'PROBE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL FOR RAPE VICTIM': Bailancho Ekvott has demanded
that the police look into all angles to the proposed moves to marry the
13-year-old minor victim girl of sexual assault with the accused arrested by
Colva police last month. (H)

RAPE ACCUSED REMANDED TO CUSTODY: Akil Amar Sharma, who was arrested on 28
August for raping a 5-year-old girl, has been remanded to 14 days judicial
custody by the Court. (WE-GT)

'DEBAR CRIMINALS FROM ELECTIONS': Eminent Jurist and former Advocate General
of India, Soli Sorabjee, has favoured enactment of a law to debar candidates
from contesting polls against whom serious criminal charges stand frames in
a court of law in offences where the punishment is five years or more. He,
however, hastened to add that apart from laws, the need of the hour is to
educate the masses and inculcate in them the right values to shun the
corrupt and criminal elements and not to oblige them with votes. He was
delivering a talk "Criminalisation of politics - Should law breakers be law
makers", organised by Kare Law College in Margao on September 11. (H)

TRAFFIC ISLANDS VANDALISED: Miscreants again vandalized the beautified
traffic islands in Margao city, right under the nose of Margao police.
Unknown culprits last night (Sep 10) severed the head and legs of the
terracotta woman statue installed in the island in front of the Collectorate
building. (H)

SCHOOL COMPLEX TO STAGE RASTA ROKO: The Cuncolim Super School Complex has
resolved to stage a rasta roko on September 14 in protest against the
failure of Cuncolim Municipal Council to drain out the stagnant water from
the main rod near Popular pharmacy. (H)

RIBANDAR MOLESTATION CASE: Anthony Frois, uncle of the 13-year-old minor
girl, who was allegedly molested by the Ribandar parish priest in the church
premises, has decided to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ
petition to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ petition
against the Goa Police for dragging its feet in the case. (WE-GT)

SALVADOR DO MUNDO, SOCORRO PANCHAYATS COMPUTERISED: Panchayat Minister Babu
Azgaonkar launched the computerization of Socorro, Salvador do Mundo
panchayat offices recently. Azgaonkar said the Government has sufficient
funds for taking up the development activities in panchayat areas. He stated
that a budgetary provision of panchayats has been made of Rs.32 crore for
this year. (H)

'POLICING HAS TO BE OF CHARACTER': Describing Goa Police as professionally
ready to become 'world class', Director General of Police Amod Kanth has
stated that policing has to be of a character which solves people's problems
and works along with the community it serves. (H)

MALARIA CLAIMS TWO BROTHERS: Tragedy struck a family in Carambolim when two
brothers - Ramesh Kankokar (24) and Sandesh Kankonkar (16) - who were
suffering from malaria died at Goa Medical College Hospital, Bambolim,
within a few hours on September 10. (WE-GT)

MEET POET DR BRIAN MENDONCA: Traveller-poet Dr Brian Mendonca, presently
editor of Educational Division, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, will
recite his poems today at 5 pm at the hall above 'Excel Gift Shop' near Roy'
s Petrol Pump, Vasco da Gama. Brian will also share his views on how to
write a poem and what are the abiding themes in his poetry. (WE-GT)

REIS MAGOS FORT: On 15th August, 2004, I visited the historic 16th century
heritage fort of Reis Magos at Verem-Bardez with some of my colleagues, and
we were greatly shocked and disturbed to see the sorry plight the fort has
been reduced to. The Reis Magos fort, which can be a major 'heritage tourism
' attraction commanding an exquisite panoramic view of Panaji, Cabo, Aguada
and the Mormugao Harbour and located at the mouth of the beautiful Mandovi
river, stands today in a pathetic and miserable condition. (Prajal
Sakhardande in Panorama-NT)

'THE GOA, I AM FOND OF, IS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING': I grew up in Bangalore and
did my college in Bombay. When I was in college doing my BA at St Xaviers' I
used to do cartooning for pocket money. Gradually, more and more editors
asked me to make cartoons for their paper. Later, I was offered a job in
'The Times of India'. Bombay gave me opportunities but I love Goa. My
ancestral home is in Goa. Unfortunately, the Goa that I am fond of is slowly
disappearing. (Mario Miranda in an interview in WE-GT)

ORDER YOUR FOOD WELL, THE LOVE COMES FREE: Have you ever searched for
laughter? If you haven't, Goa is a good place to begin. It's easy. Very
easy. Take a stroll to a tavern, a bar, a pub, an eating house, a shack, a
restaurant and, of course, the Goan kitchens run by the ever-smiling moms,
sisters and aunts. You'll find kilos and litres of laughter. Accompanied by
wine, feni, sauces, the best meats and curries, fries and fish. (Sujay Gupta
in WE-GT)

KONKNNI IN ROMAN SCRIPT: In the opinion of researchers in linguistics,
Konknni is a very old independent Indian language. It had probably its own
script called Kandevi. When the Portuguese landed in Goa, three scripts
namely, Devanagri, Koddi and Kan'ddi were in vogue. The Portuguese
missionaries refer to Konknni sometimes as 'Lingua Canarim'. (Jaime Couto in
NT)

QUOTE: "I never cook. I eat natural food." (Percival Noronha,
founder-President of Public Astronomical Observatory, Goa, in WE-GT)

S P O R T S

VASCO SINK MPT: Vasco SC Danced their way to register an emphatic 3-0
victory over MPT in the GFA's Professional Football League at Nehru stadium
at Fatorda on September 11. Striker Anthony Pereira struck a brilliant brace
scoring in 44th and 51 minutes while Sushant Mathew added his name on the
scorers list. ((WE-GT)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Panjim: CAJETAN FRANCIS VAZ: husband of Ruth, father of
Basil/Claudine, Anita/Eddie Carl, Darryl/Jackie.
11 Sep: Raia: FERDINANDO ESTEVES: husband of late Alcina, father of
Felicio/Inacia, Zinia, Dionizio/Marilia.
11 Sep: Panjim: MARTIN GODINHO; son of late Antonio/Adriana, brother of
late Aleixo/Margarida, Jose (Dubai)/Joyce, Xavier (Dubai)/Dolly and Paul.
11 Sep: Aldona-Panarim: AGNELO (JOHN) CAMPOS: son of late Sebastian/Rosy;
husband of Leena; father of Daryl and Danica.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 21.8 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1773.6 mm
Weather: There was some heavy downpour early today morning in Goa.
Weather's is cloudy.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-13 04:22:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 12, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bhonvti vost portun thuinch pavta." (What goes
around comes around.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

BLUNDER IN PANAJI TRAFFIC STUDY: If 741 cars and jeeps, 756 two-wheelers,
373 autorickshaws, 80 cycles, 66 buses and 31 mini-buses were to pass along
the 18th June Road along the stretch near Junta House during the peak hour
rush from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, they would most probably develop roots in
the tarmac. But though it may sound hard to believe, this is exactly what a
team of the Institute of Road Transport Education at the behest of the
Corporation of the City of Panaji has found in a study - that 2,053
vehicles, on an average, pass the Junta House within an hour. The 'study',
which cost Rs.2 lakh was carried out under the technical guidance of Prof Dr
NS Srinivasan, a well-known expert in traffic and transportation but has
left many wandering about its veracity. (Paul Fernandes in WE-GT)

PRIVATE SECTOR TO BID FOR BIO-MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL: A solution to the
bio-medical waste disposal issue is in sight. The State government has
approved a decision for inviting private entrepreneurs to set up a
bio-medical waste treatment plant. What is, however, yet to be finalized is
the place where the plant would be set up. (H)

GOA PROGRESSING UNDER BJP GOVT, SAYS PARRIKAR: In their first collective
face-to-face interaction with the party high command, the BJP chief
ministers today (Sept 11) sought to present a rosy picture about functioning
in their states and promised to provide better governance. Speaking at the
chief ministers' conference, the Goa Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
said revenue collection was growing in his state where the per capita income
and C-D ratio had improved during the BJP rule. He said improvements were
being brought about in the education sector and special stress was being
given on it in the curriculum. Employment generation was also being given
priority, he added. (NT)

WILLY ACCUSES GOVT: The state president of the Nationalist Congress party,
Dr Wilfred de Souza, on September 11, accused the stage government of
harassing Goan NRI businessmen and industrialists even while wooing them
with all kinds of promises during NRI conventions. He cited the case of Mr
Jerome Mendes, a Goan NRI based in London, whose application for selling
foreign liquor at his Verna establishment has been delayed for one year four
months. He also cited the case of another Goan NRI, Mr Rui Cosme D'Costa,
who he said has wrongly been stopped from producing mineral water at the
plant he set up at Sancoale in 2001 after complying with all the conditions.
(NT)

'PROBE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL FOR RAPE VICTIM': Bailancho Ekvott has demanded
that the police look into all angles to the proposed moves to marry the
13-year-old minor victim girl of sexual assault with the accused arrested by
Colva police last month. (H)

RAPE ACCUSED REMANDED TO CUSTODY: Akil Amar Sharma, who was arrested on 28
August for raping a 5-year-old girl, has been remanded to 14 days judicial
custody by the Court. (WE-GT)

'DEBAR CRIMINALS FROM ELECTIONS': Eminent Jurist and former Advocate General
of India, Soli Sorabjee, has favoured enactment of a law to debar candidates
from contesting polls against whom serious criminal charges stand frames in
a court of law in offences where the punishment is five years or more. He,
however, hastened to add that apart from laws, the need of the hour is to
educate the masses and inculcate in them the right values to shun the
corrupt and criminal elements and not to oblige them with votes. He was
delivering a talk "Criminalisation of politics - Should law breakers be law
makers", organised by Kare Law College in Margao on September 11. (H)

TRAFFIC ISLANDS VANDALISED: Miscreants again vandalized the beautified
traffic islands in Margao city, right under the nose of Margao police.
Unknown culprits last night (Sep 10) severed the head and legs of the
terracotta woman statue installed in the island in front of the Collectorate
building. (H)

SCHOOL COMPLEX TO STAGE RASTA ROKO: The Cuncolim Super School Complex has
resolved to stage a rasta roko on September 14 in protest against the
failure of Cuncolim Municipal Council to drain out the stagnant water from
the main rod near Popular pharmacy. (H)

RIBANDAR MOLESTATION CASE: Anthony Frois, uncle of the 13-year-old minor
girl, who was allegedly molested by the Ribandar parish priest in the church
premises, has decided to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ
petition to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ petition
against the Goa Police for dragging its feet in the case. (WE-GT)

SALVADOR DO MUNDO, SOCORRO PANCHAYATS COMPUTERISED: Panchayat Minister Babu
Azgaonkar launched the computerization of Socorro, Salvador do Mundo
panchayat offices recently. Azgaonkar said the Government has sufficient
funds for taking up the development activities in panchayat areas. He stated
that a budgetary provision of panchayats has been made of Rs.32 crore for
this year. (H)

'POLICING HAS TO BE OF CHARACTER': Describing Goa Police as professionally
ready to become 'world class', Director General of Police Amod Kanth has
stated that policing has to be of a character which solves people's problems
and works along with the community it serves. (H)

MALARIA CLAIMS TWO BROTHERS: Tragedy struck a family in Carambolim when two
brothers - Ramesh Kankokar (24) and Sandesh Kankonkar (16) - who were
suffering from malaria died at Goa Medical College Hospital, Bambolim,
within a few hours on September 10. (WE-GT)

MEET POET DR BRIAN MENDONCA: Traveller-poet Dr Brian Mendonca, presently
editor of Educational Division, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, will
recite his poems today at 5 pm at the hall above 'Excel Gift Shop' near Roy'
s Petrol Pump, Vasco da Gama. Brian will also share his views on how to
write a poem and what are the abiding themes in his poetry. (WE-GT)

REIS MAGOS FORT: On 15th August, 2004, I visited the historic 16th century
heritage fort of Reis Magos at Verem-Bardez with some of my colleagues, and
we were greatly shocked and disturbed to see the sorry plight the fort has
been reduced to. The Reis Magos fort, which can be a major 'heritage tourism
' attraction commanding an exquisite panoramic view of Panaji, Cabo, Aguada
and the Mormugao Harbour and located at the mouth of the beautiful Mandovi
river, stands today in a pathetic and miserable condition. (Prajal
Sakhardande in Panorama-NT)

'THE GOA, I AM FOND OF, IS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING': I grew up in Bangalore and
did my college in Bombay. When I was in college doing my BA at St Xaviers' I
used to do cartooning for pocket money. Gradually, more and more editors
asked me to make cartoons for their paper. Later, I was offered a job in
'The Times of India'. Bombay gave me opportunities but I love Goa. My
ancestral home is in Goa. Unfortunately, the Goa that I am fond of is slowly
disappearing. (Mario Miranda in an interview in WE-GT)

ORDER YOUR FOOD WELL, THE LOVE COMES FREE: Have you ever searched for
laughter? If you haven't, Goa is a good place to begin. It's easy. Very
easy. Take a stroll to a tavern, a bar, a pub, an eating house, a shack, a
restaurant and, of course, the Goan kitchens run by the ever-smiling moms,
sisters and aunts. You'll find kilos and litres of laughter. Accompanied by
wine, feni, sauces, the best meats and curries, fries and fish. (Sujay Gupta
in WE-GT)

KONKNNI IN ROMAN SCRIPT: In the opinion of researchers in linguistics,
Konknni is a very old independent Indian language. It had probably its own
script called Kandevi. When the Portuguese landed in Goa, three scripts
namely, Devanagri, Koddi and Kan'ddi were in vogue. The Portuguese
missionaries refer to Konknni sometimes as 'Lingua Canarim'. (Jaime Couto in
NT)

QUOTE: "I never cook. I eat natural food." (Percival Noronha,
founder-President of Public Astronomical Observatory, Goa, in WE-GT)

S P O R T S

VASCO SINK MPT: Vasco SC Danced their way to register an emphatic 3-0
victory over MPT in the GFA's Professional Football League at Nehru stadium
at Fatorda on September 11. Striker Anthony Pereira struck a brilliant brace
scoring in 44th and 51 minutes while Sushant Mathew added his name on the
scorers list. ((WE-GT)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Panjim: CAJETAN FRANCIS VAZ: husband of Ruth, father of
Basil/Claudine, Anita/Eddie Carl, Darryl/Jackie.
11 Sep: Raia: FERDINANDO ESTEVES: husband of late Alcina, father of
Felicio/Inacia, Zinia, Dionizio/Marilia.
11 Sep: Panjim: MARTIN GODINHO; son of late Antonio/Adriana, brother of
late Aleixo/Margarida, Jose (Dubai)/Joyce, Xavier (Dubai)/Dolly and Paul.
11 Sep: Aldona-Panarim: AGNELO (JOHN) CAMPOS: son of late Sebastian/Rosy;
husband of Leena; father of Daryl and Danica.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 21.8 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1773.6 mm
Weather: There was some heavy downpour early today morning in Goa.
Weather's is cloudy.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-13 04:22:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 12, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bhonvti vost portun thuinch pavta." (What goes
around comes around.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

BLUNDER IN PANAJI TRAFFIC STUDY: If 741 cars and jeeps, 756 two-wheelers,
373 autorickshaws, 80 cycles, 66 buses and 31 mini-buses were to pass along
the 18th June Road along the stretch near Junta House during the peak hour
rush from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, they would most probably develop roots in
the tarmac. But though it may sound hard to believe, this is exactly what a
team of the Institute of Road Transport Education at the behest of the
Corporation of the City of Panaji has found in a study - that 2,053
vehicles, on an average, pass the Junta House within an hour. The 'study',
which cost Rs.2 lakh was carried out under the technical guidance of Prof Dr
NS Srinivasan, a well-known expert in traffic and transportation but has
left many wandering about its veracity. (Paul Fernandes in WE-GT)

PRIVATE SECTOR TO BID FOR BIO-MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL: A solution to the
bio-medical waste disposal issue is in sight. The State government has
approved a decision for inviting private entrepreneurs to set up a
bio-medical waste treatment plant. What is, however, yet to be finalized is
the place where the plant would be set up. (H)

GOA PROGRESSING UNDER BJP GOVT, SAYS PARRIKAR: In their first collective
face-to-face interaction with the party high command, the BJP chief
ministers today (Sept 11) sought to present a rosy picture about functioning
in their states and promised to provide better governance. Speaking at the
chief ministers' conference, the Goa Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
said revenue collection was growing in his state where the per capita income
and C-D ratio had improved during the BJP rule. He said improvements were
being brought about in the education sector and special stress was being
given on it in the curriculum. Employment generation was also being given
priority, he added. (NT)

WILLY ACCUSES GOVT: The state president of the Nationalist Congress party,
Dr Wilfred de Souza, on September 11, accused the stage government of
harassing Goan NRI businessmen and industrialists even while wooing them
with all kinds of promises during NRI conventions. He cited the case of Mr
Jerome Mendes, a Goan NRI based in London, whose application for selling
foreign liquor at his Verna establishment has been delayed for one year four
months. He also cited the case of another Goan NRI, Mr Rui Cosme D'Costa,
who he said has wrongly been stopped from producing mineral water at the
plant he set up at Sancoale in 2001 after complying with all the conditions.
(NT)

'PROBE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL FOR RAPE VICTIM': Bailancho Ekvott has demanded
that the police look into all angles to the proposed moves to marry the
13-year-old minor victim girl of sexual assault with the accused arrested by
Colva police last month. (H)

RAPE ACCUSED REMANDED TO CUSTODY: Akil Amar Sharma, who was arrested on 28
August for raping a 5-year-old girl, has been remanded to 14 days judicial
custody by the Court. (WE-GT)

'DEBAR CRIMINALS FROM ELECTIONS': Eminent Jurist and former Advocate General
of India, Soli Sorabjee, has favoured enactment of a law to debar candidates
from contesting polls against whom serious criminal charges stand frames in
a court of law in offences where the punishment is five years or more. He,
however, hastened to add that apart from laws, the need of the hour is to
educate the masses and inculcate in them the right values to shun the
corrupt and criminal elements and not to oblige them with votes. He was
delivering a talk "Criminalisation of politics - Should law breakers be law
makers", organised by Kare Law College in Margao on September 11. (H)

TRAFFIC ISLANDS VANDALISED: Miscreants again vandalized the beautified
traffic islands in Margao city, right under the nose of Margao police.
Unknown culprits last night (Sep 10) severed the head and legs of the
terracotta woman statue installed in the island in front of the Collectorate
building. (H)

SCHOOL COMPLEX TO STAGE RASTA ROKO: The Cuncolim Super School Complex has
resolved to stage a rasta roko on September 14 in protest against the
failure of Cuncolim Municipal Council to drain out the stagnant water from
the main rod near Popular pharmacy. (H)

RIBANDAR MOLESTATION CASE: Anthony Frois, uncle of the 13-year-old minor
girl, who was allegedly molested by the Ribandar parish priest in the church
premises, has decided to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ
petition to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ petition
against the Goa Police for dragging its feet in the case. (WE-GT)

SALVADOR DO MUNDO, SOCORRO PANCHAYATS COMPUTERISED: Panchayat Minister Babu
Azgaonkar launched the computerization of Socorro, Salvador do Mundo
panchayat offices recently. Azgaonkar said the Government has sufficient
funds for taking up the development activities in panchayat areas. He stated
that a budgetary provision of panchayats has been made of Rs.32 crore for
this year. (H)

'POLICING HAS TO BE OF CHARACTER': Describing Goa Police as professionally
ready to become 'world class', Director General of Police Amod Kanth has
stated that policing has to be of a character which solves people's problems
and works along with the community it serves. (H)

MALARIA CLAIMS TWO BROTHERS: Tragedy struck a family in Carambolim when two
brothers - Ramesh Kankokar (24) and Sandesh Kankonkar (16) - who were
suffering from malaria died at Goa Medical College Hospital, Bambolim,
within a few hours on September 10. (WE-GT)

MEET POET DR BRIAN MENDONCA: Traveller-poet Dr Brian Mendonca, presently
editor of Educational Division, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, will
recite his poems today at 5 pm at the hall above 'Excel Gift Shop' near Roy'
s Petrol Pump, Vasco da Gama. Brian will also share his views on how to
write a poem and what are the abiding themes in his poetry. (WE-GT)

REIS MAGOS FORT: On 15th August, 2004, I visited the historic 16th century
heritage fort of Reis Magos at Verem-Bardez with some of my colleagues, and
we were greatly shocked and disturbed to see the sorry plight the fort has
been reduced to. The Reis Magos fort, which can be a major 'heritage tourism
' attraction commanding an exquisite panoramic view of Panaji, Cabo, Aguada
and the Mormugao Harbour and located at the mouth of the beautiful Mandovi
river, stands today in a pathetic and miserable condition. (Prajal
Sakhardande in Panorama-NT)

'THE GOA, I AM FOND OF, IS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING': I grew up in Bangalore and
did my college in Bombay. When I was in college doing my BA at St Xaviers' I
used to do cartooning for pocket money. Gradually, more and more editors
asked me to make cartoons for their paper. Later, I was offered a job in
'The Times of India'. Bombay gave me opportunities but I love Goa. My
ancestral home is in Goa. Unfortunately, the Goa that I am fond of is slowly
disappearing. (Mario Miranda in an interview in WE-GT)

ORDER YOUR FOOD WELL, THE LOVE COMES FREE: Have you ever searched for
laughter? If you haven't, Goa is a good place to begin. It's easy. Very
easy. Take a stroll to a tavern, a bar, a pub, an eating house, a shack, a
restaurant and, of course, the Goan kitchens run by the ever-smiling moms,
sisters and aunts. You'll find kilos and litres of laughter. Accompanied by
wine, feni, sauces, the best meats and curries, fries and fish. (Sujay Gupta
in WE-GT)

KONKNNI IN ROMAN SCRIPT: In the opinion of researchers in linguistics,
Konknni is a very old independent Indian language. It had probably its own
script called Kandevi. When the Portuguese landed in Goa, three scripts
namely, Devanagri, Koddi and Kan'ddi were in vogue. The Portuguese
missionaries refer to Konknni sometimes as 'Lingua Canarim'. (Jaime Couto in
NT)

QUOTE: "I never cook. I eat natural food." (Percival Noronha,
founder-President of Public Astronomical Observatory, Goa, in WE-GT)

S P O R T S

VASCO SINK MPT: Vasco SC Danced their way to register an emphatic 3-0
victory over MPT in the GFA's Professional Football League at Nehru stadium
at Fatorda on September 11. Striker Anthony Pereira struck a brilliant brace
scoring in 44th and 51 minutes while Sushant Mathew added his name on the
scorers list. ((WE-GT)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Panjim: CAJETAN FRANCIS VAZ: husband of Ruth, father of
Basil/Claudine, Anita/Eddie Carl, Darryl/Jackie.
11 Sep: Raia: FERDINANDO ESTEVES: husband of late Alcina, father of
Felicio/Inacia, Zinia, Dionizio/Marilia.
11 Sep: Panjim: MARTIN GODINHO; son of late Antonio/Adriana, brother of
late Aleixo/Margarida, Jose (Dubai)/Joyce, Xavier (Dubai)/Dolly and Paul.
11 Sep: Aldona-Panarim: AGNELO (JOHN) CAMPOS: son of late Sebastian/Rosy;
husband of Leena; father of Daryl and Danica.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 21.8 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1773.6 mm
Weather: There was some heavy downpour early today morning in Goa.
Weather's is cloudy.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-13 04:22:34 UTC
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Sep 12, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bhonvti vost portun thuinch pavta." (What goes
around comes around.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

BLUNDER IN PANAJI TRAFFIC STUDY: If 741 cars and jeeps, 756 two-wheelers,
373 autorickshaws, 80 cycles, 66 buses and 31 mini-buses were to pass along
the 18th June Road along the stretch near Junta House during the peak hour
rush from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, they would most probably develop roots in
the tarmac. But though it may sound hard to believe, this is exactly what a
team of the Institute of Road Transport Education at the behest of the
Corporation of the City of Panaji has found in a study - that 2,053
vehicles, on an average, pass the Junta House within an hour. The 'study',
which cost Rs.2 lakh was carried out under the technical guidance of Prof Dr
NS Srinivasan, a well-known expert in traffic and transportation but has
left many wandering about its veracity. (Paul Fernandes in WE-GT)

PRIVATE SECTOR TO BID FOR BIO-MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL: A solution to the
bio-medical waste disposal issue is in sight. The State government has
approved a decision for inviting private entrepreneurs to set up a
bio-medical waste treatment plant. What is, however, yet to be finalized is
the place where the plant would be set up. (H)

GOA PROGRESSING UNDER BJP GOVT, SAYS PARRIKAR: In their first collective
face-to-face interaction with the party high command, the BJP chief
ministers today (Sept 11) sought to present a rosy picture about functioning
in their states and promised to provide better governance. Speaking at the
chief ministers' conference, the Goa Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
said revenue collection was growing in his state where the per capita income
and C-D ratio had improved during the BJP rule. He said improvements were
being brought about in the education sector and special stress was being
given on it in the curriculum. Employment generation was also being given
priority, he added. (NT)

WILLY ACCUSES GOVT: The state president of the Nationalist Congress party,
Dr Wilfred de Souza, on September 11, accused the stage government of
harassing Goan NRI businessmen and industrialists even while wooing them
with all kinds of promises during NRI conventions. He cited the case of Mr
Jerome Mendes, a Goan NRI based in London, whose application for selling
foreign liquor at his Verna establishment has been delayed for one year four
months. He also cited the case of another Goan NRI, Mr Rui Cosme D'Costa,
who he said has wrongly been stopped from producing mineral water at the
plant he set up at Sancoale in 2001 after complying with all the conditions.
(NT)

'PROBE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL FOR RAPE VICTIM': Bailancho Ekvott has demanded
that the police look into all angles to the proposed moves to marry the
13-year-old minor victim girl of sexual assault with the accused arrested by
Colva police last month. (H)

RAPE ACCUSED REMANDED TO CUSTODY: Akil Amar Sharma, who was arrested on 28
August for raping a 5-year-old girl, has been remanded to 14 days judicial
custody by the Court. (WE-GT)

'DEBAR CRIMINALS FROM ELECTIONS': Eminent Jurist and former Advocate General
of India, Soli Sorabjee, has favoured enactment of a law to debar candidates
from contesting polls against whom serious criminal charges stand frames in
a court of law in offences where the punishment is five years or more. He,
however, hastened to add that apart from laws, the need of the hour is to
educate the masses and inculcate in them the right values to shun the
corrupt and criminal elements and not to oblige them with votes. He was
delivering a talk "Criminalisation of politics - Should law breakers be law
makers", organised by Kare Law College in Margao on September 11. (H)

TRAFFIC ISLANDS VANDALISED: Miscreants again vandalized the beautified
traffic islands in Margao city, right under the nose of Margao police.
Unknown culprits last night (Sep 10) severed the head and legs of the
terracotta woman statue installed in the island in front of the Collectorate
building. (H)

SCHOOL COMPLEX TO STAGE RASTA ROKO: The Cuncolim Super School Complex has
resolved to stage a rasta roko on September 14 in protest against the
failure of Cuncolim Municipal Council to drain out the stagnant water from
the main rod near Popular pharmacy. (H)

RIBANDAR MOLESTATION CASE: Anthony Frois, uncle of the 13-year-old minor
girl, who was allegedly molested by the Ribandar parish priest in the church
premises, has decided to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ
petition to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ petition
against the Goa Police for dragging its feet in the case. (WE-GT)

SALVADOR DO MUNDO, SOCORRO PANCHAYATS COMPUTERISED: Panchayat Minister Babu
Azgaonkar launched the computerization of Socorro, Salvador do Mundo
panchayat offices recently. Azgaonkar said the Government has sufficient
funds for taking up the development activities in panchayat areas. He stated
that a budgetary provision of panchayats has been made of Rs.32 crore for
this year. (H)

'POLICING HAS TO BE OF CHARACTER': Describing Goa Police as professionally
ready to become 'world class', Director General of Police Amod Kanth has
stated that policing has to be of a character which solves people's problems
and works along with the community it serves. (H)

MALARIA CLAIMS TWO BROTHERS: Tragedy struck a family in Carambolim when two
brothers - Ramesh Kankokar (24) and Sandesh Kankonkar (16) - who were
suffering from malaria died at Goa Medical College Hospital, Bambolim,
within a few hours on September 10. (WE-GT)

MEET POET DR BRIAN MENDONCA: Traveller-poet Dr Brian Mendonca, presently
editor of Educational Division, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, will
recite his poems today at 5 pm at the hall above 'Excel Gift Shop' near Roy'
s Petrol Pump, Vasco da Gama. Brian will also share his views on how to
write a poem and what are the abiding themes in his poetry. (WE-GT)

REIS MAGOS FORT: On 15th August, 2004, I visited the historic 16th century
heritage fort of Reis Magos at Verem-Bardez with some of my colleagues, and
we were greatly shocked and disturbed to see the sorry plight the fort has
been reduced to. The Reis Magos fort, which can be a major 'heritage tourism
' attraction commanding an exquisite panoramic view of Panaji, Cabo, Aguada
and the Mormugao Harbour and located at the mouth of the beautiful Mandovi
river, stands today in a pathetic and miserable condition. (Prajal
Sakhardande in Panorama-NT)

'THE GOA, I AM FOND OF, IS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING': I grew up in Bangalore and
did my college in Bombay. When I was in college doing my BA at St Xaviers' I
used to do cartooning for pocket money. Gradually, more and more editors
asked me to make cartoons for their paper. Later, I was offered a job in
'The Times of India'. Bombay gave me opportunities but I love Goa. My
ancestral home is in Goa. Unfortunately, the Goa that I am fond of is slowly
disappearing. (Mario Miranda in an interview in WE-GT)

ORDER YOUR FOOD WELL, THE LOVE COMES FREE: Have you ever searched for
laughter? If you haven't, Goa is a good place to begin. It's easy. Very
easy. Take a stroll to a tavern, a bar, a pub, an eating house, a shack, a
restaurant and, of course, the Goan kitchens run by the ever-smiling moms,
sisters and aunts. You'll find kilos and litres of laughter. Accompanied by
wine, feni, sauces, the best meats and curries, fries and fish. (Sujay Gupta
in WE-GT)

KONKNNI IN ROMAN SCRIPT: In the opinion of researchers in linguistics,
Konknni is a very old independent Indian language. It had probably its own
script called Kandevi. When the Portuguese landed in Goa, three scripts
namely, Devanagri, Koddi and Kan'ddi were in vogue. The Portuguese
missionaries refer to Konknni sometimes as 'Lingua Canarim'. (Jaime Couto in
NT)

QUOTE: "I never cook. I eat natural food." (Percival Noronha,
founder-President of Public Astronomical Observatory, Goa, in WE-GT)

S P O R T S

VASCO SINK MPT: Vasco SC Danced their way to register an emphatic 3-0
victory over MPT in the GFA's Professional Football League at Nehru stadium
at Fatorda on September 11. Striker Anthony Pereira struck a brilliant brace
scoring in 44th and 51 minutes while Sushant Mathew added his name on the
scorers list. ((WE-GT)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Panjim: CAJETAN FRANCIS VAZ: husband of Ruth, father of
Basil/Claudine, Anita/Eddie Carl, Darryl/Jackie.
11 Sep: Raia: FERDINANDO ESTEVES: husband of late Alcina, father of
Felicio/Inacia, Zinia, Dionizio/Marilia.
11 Sep: Panjim: MARTIN GODINHO; son of late Antonio/Adriana, brother of
late Aleixo/Margarida, Jose (Dubai)/Joyce, Xavier (Dubai)/Dolly and Paul.
11 Sep: Aldona-Panarim: AGNELO (JOHN) CAMPOS: son of late Sebastian/Rosy;
husband of Leena; father of Daryl and Danica.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 21.8 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1773.6 mm
Weather: There was some heavy downpour early today morning in Goa.
Weather's is cloudy.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-13 04:22:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 12, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bhonvti vost portun thuinch pavta." (What goes
around comes around.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

BLUNDER IN PANAJI TRAFFIC STUDY: If 741 cars and jeeps, 756 two-wheelers,
373 autorickshaws, 80 cycles, 66 buses and 31 mini-buses were to pass along
the 18th June Road along the stretch near Junta House during the peak hour
rush from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, they would most probably develop roots in
the tarmac. But though it may sound hard to believe, this is exactly what a
team of the Institute of Road Transport Education at the behest of the
Corporation of the City of Panaji has found in a study - that 2,053
vehicles, on an average, pass the Junta House within an hour. The 'study',
which cost Rs.2 lakh was carried out under the technical guidance of Prof Dr
NS Srinivasan, a well-known expert in traffic and transportation but has
left many wandering about its veracity. (Paul Fernandes in WE-GT)

PRIVATE SECTOR TO BID FOR BIO-MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL: A solution to the
bio-medical waste disposal issue is in sight. The State government has
approved a decision for inviting private entrepreneurs to set up a
bio-medical waste treatment plant. What is, however, yet to be finalized is
the place where the plant would be set up. (H)

GOA PROGRESSING UNDER BJP GOVT, SAYS PARRIKAR: In their first collective
face-to-face interaction with the party high command, the BJP chief
ministers today (Sept 11) sought to present a rosy picture about functioning
in their states and promised to provide better governance. Speaking at the
chief ministers' conference, the Goa Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
said revenue collection was growing in his state where the per capita income
and C-D ratio had improved during the BJP rule. He said improvements were
being brought about in the education sector and special stress was being
given on it in the curriculum. Employment generation was also being given
priority, he added. (NT)

WILLY ACCUSES GOVT: The state president of the Nationalist Congress party,
Dr Wilfred de Souza, on September 11, accused the stage government of
harassing Goan NRI businessmen and industrialists even while wooing them
with all kinds of promises during NRI conventions. He cited the case of Mr
Jerome Mendes, a Goan NRI based in London, whose application for selling
foreign liquor at his Verna establishment has been delayed for one year four
months. He also cited the case of another Goan NRI, Mr Rui Cosme D'Costa,
who he said has wrongly been stopped from producing mineral water at the
plant he set up at Sancoale in 2001 after complying with all the conditions.
(NT)

'PROBE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL FOR RAPE VICTIM': Bailancho Ekvott has demanded
that the police look into all angles to the proposed moves to marry the
13-year-old minor victim girl of sexual assault with the accused arrested by
Colva police last month. (H)

RAPE ACCUSED REMANDED TO CUSTODY: Akil Amar Sharma, who was arrested on 28
August for raping a 5-year-old girl, has been remanded to 14 days judicial
custody by the Court. (WE-GT)

'DEBAR CRIMINALS FROM ELECTIONS': Eminent Jurist and former Advocate General
of India, Soli Sorabjee, has favoured enactment of a law to debar candidates
from contesting polls against whom serious criminal charges stand frames in
a court of law in offences where the punishment is five years or more. He,
however, hastened to add that apart from laws, the need of the hour is to
educate the masses and inculcate in them the right values to shun the
corrupt and criminal elements and not to oblige them with votes. He was
delivering a talk "Criminalisation of politics - Should law breakers be law
makers", organised by Kare Law College in Margao on September 11. (H)

TRAFFIC ISLANDS VANDALISED: Miscreants again vandalized the beautified
traffic islands in Margao city, right under the nose of Margao police.
Unknown culprits last night (Sep 10) severed the head and legs of the
terracotta woman statue installed in the island in front of the Collectorate
building. (H)

SCHOOL COMPLEX TO STAGE RASTA ROKO: The Cuncolim Super School Complex has
resolved to stage a rasta roko on September 14 in protest against the
failure of Cuncolim Municipal Council to drain out the stagnant water from
the main rod near Popular pharmacy. (H)

RIBANDAR MOLESTATION CASE: Anthony Frois, uncle of the 13-year-old minor
girl, who was allegedly molested by the Ribandar parish priest in the church
premises, has decided to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ
petition to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ petition
against the Goa Police for dragging its feet in the case. (WE-GT)

SALVADOR DO MUNDO, SOCORRO PANCHAYATS COMPUTERISED: Panchayat Minister Babu
Azgaonkar launched the computerization of Socorro, Salvador do Mundo
panchayat offices recently. Azgaonkar said the Government has sufficient
funds for taking up the development activities in panchayat areas. He stated
that a budgetary provision of panchayats has been made of Rs.32 crore for
this year. (H)

'POLICING HAS TO BE OF CHARACTER': Describing Goa Police as professionally
ready to become 'world class', Director General of Police Amod Kanth has
stated that policing has to be of a character which solves people's problems
and works along with the community it serves. (H)

MALARIA CLAIMS TWO BROTHERS: Tragedy struck a family in Carambolim when two
brothers - Ramesh Kankokar (24) and Sandesh Kankonkar (16) - who were
suffering from malaria died at Goa Medical College Hospital, Bambolim,
within a few hours on September 10. (WE-GT)

MEET POET DR BRIAN MENDONCA: Traveller-poet Dr Brian Mendonca, presently
editor of Educational Division, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, will
recite his poems today at 5 pm at the hall above 'Excel Gift Shop' near Roy'
s Petrol Pump, Vasco da Gama. Brian will also share his views on how to
write a poem and what are the abiding themes in his poetry. (WE-GT)

REIS MAGOS FORT: On 15th August, 2004, I visited the historic 16th century
heritage fort of Reis Magos at Verem-Bardez with some of my colleagues, and
we were greatly shocked and disturbed to see the sorry plight the fort has
been reduced to. The Reis Magos fort, which can be a major 'heritage tourism
' attraction commanding an exquisite panoramic view of Panaji, Cabo, Aguada
and the Mormugao Harbour and located at the mouth of the beautiful Mandovi
river, stands today in a pathetic and miserable condition. (Prajal
Sakhardande in Panorama-NT)

'THE GOA, I AM FOND OF, IS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING': I grew up in Bangalore and
did my college in Bombay. When I was in college doing my BA at St Xaviers' I
used to do cartooning for pocket money. Gradually, more and more editors
asked me to make cartoons for their paper. Later, I was offered a job in
'The Times of India'. Bombay gave me opportunities but I love Goa. My
ancestral home is in Goa. Unfortunately, the Goa that I am fond of is slowly
disappearing. (Mario Miranda in an interview in WE-GT)

ORDER YOUR FOOD WELL, THE LOVE COMES FREE: Have you ever searched for
laughter? If you haven't, Goa is a good place to begin. It's easy. Very
easy. Take a stroll to a tavern, a bar, a pub, an eating house, a shack, a
restaurant and, of course, the Goan kitchens run by the ever-smiling moms,
sisters and aunts. You'll find kilos and litres of laughter. Accompanied by
wine, feni, sauces, the best meats and curries, fries and fish. (Sujay Gupta
in WE-GT)

KONKNNI IN ROMAN SCRIPT: In the opinion of researchers in linguistics,
Konknni is a very old independent Indian language. It had probably its own
script called Kandevi. When the Portuguese landed in Goa, three scripts
namely, Devanagri, Koddi and Kan'ddi were in vogue. The Portuguese
missionaries refer to Konknni sometimes as 'Lingua Canarim'. (Jaime Couto in
NT)

QUOTE: "I never cook. I eat natural food." (Percival Noronha,
founder-President of Public Astronomical Observatory, Goa, in WE-GT)

S P O R T S

VASCO SINK MPT: Vasco SC Danced their way to register an emphatic 3-0
victory over MPT in the GFA's Professional Football League at Nehru stadium
at Fatorda on September 11. Striker Anthony Pereira struck a brilliant brace
scoring in 44th and 51 minutes while Sushant Mathew added his name on the
scorers list. ((WE-GT)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Panjim: CAJETAN FRANCIS VAZ: husband of Ruth, father of
Basil/Claudine, Anita/Eddie Carl, Darryl/Jackie.
11 Sep: Raia: FERDINANDO ESTEVES: husband of late Alcina, father of
Felicio/Inacia, Zinia, Dionizio/Marilia.
11 Sep: Panjim: MARTIN GODINHO; son of late Antonio/Adriana, brother of
late Aleixo/Margarida, Jose (Dubai)/Joyce, Xavier (Dubai)/Dolly and Paul.
11 Sep: Aldona-Panarim: AGNELO (JOHN) CAMPOS: son of late Sebastian/Rosy;
husband of Leena; father of Daryl and Danica.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 21.8 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1773.6 mm
Weather: There was some heavy downpour early today morning in Goa.
Weather's is cloudy.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-09-13 04:22:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Sep 12, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bhonvti vost portun thuinch pavta." (What goes
around comes around.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS
http://www.goacom.com/news

BLUNDER IN PANAJI TRAFFIC STUDY: If 741 cars and jeeps, 756 two-wheelers,
373 autorickshaws, 80 cycles, 66 buses and 31 mini-buses were to pass along
the 18th June Road along the stretch near Junta House during the peak hour
rush from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, they would most probably develop roots in
the tarmac. But though it may sound hard to believe, this is exactly what a
team of the Institute of Road Transport Education at the behest of the
Corporation of the City of Panaji has found in a study - that 2,053
vehicles, on an average, pass the Junta House within an hour. The 'study',
which cost Rs.2 lakh was carried out under the technical guidance of Prof Dr
NS Srinivasan, a well-known expert in traffic and transportation but has
left many wandering about its veracity. (Paul Fernandes in WE-GT)

PRIVATE SECTOR TO BID FOR BIO-MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL: A solution to the
bio-medical waste disposal issue is in sight. The State government has
approved a decision for inviting private entrepreneurs to set up a
bio-medical waste treatment plant. What is, however, yet to be finalized is
the place where the plant would be set up. (H)

GOA PROGRESSING UNDER BJP GOVT, SAYS PARRIKAR: In their first collective
face-to-face interaction with the party high command, the BJP chief
ministers today (Sept 11) sought to present a rosy picture about functioning
in their states and promised to provide better governance. Speaking at the
chief ministers' conference, the Goa Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
said revenue collection was growing in his state where the per capita income
and C-D ratio had improved during the BJP rule. He said improvements were
being brought about in the education sector and special stress was being
given on it in the curriculum. Employment generation was also being given
priority, he added. (NT)

WILLY ACCUSES GOVT: The state president of the Nationalist Congress party,
Dr Wilfred de Souza, on September 11, accused the stage government of
harassing Goan NRI businessmen and industrialists even while wooing them
with all kinds of promises during NRI conventions. He cited the case of Mr
Jerome Mendes, a Goan NRI based in London, whose application for selling
foreign liquor at his Verna establishment has been delayed for one year four
months. He also cited the case of another Goan NRI, Mr Rui Cosme D'Costa,
who he said has wrongly been stopped from producing mineral water at the
plant he set up at Sancoale in 2001 after complying with all the conditions.
(NT)

'PROBE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL FOR RAPE VICTIM': Bailancho Ekvott has demanded
that the police look into all angles to the proposed moves to marry the
13-year-old minor victim girl of sexual assault with the accused arrested by
Colva police last month. (H)

RAPE ACCUSED REMANDED TO CUSTODY: Akil Amar Sharma, who was arrested on 28
August for raping a 5-year-old girl, has been remanded to 14 days judicial
custody by the Court. (WE-GT)

'DEBAR CRIMINALS FROM ELECTIONS': Eminent Jurist and former Advocate General
of India, Soli Sorabjee, has favoured enactment of a law to debar candidates
from contesting polls against whom serious criminal charges stand frames in
a court of law in offences where the punishment is five years or more. He,
however, hastened to add that apart from laws, the need of the hour is to
educate the masses and inculcate in them the right values to shun the
corrupt and criminal elements and not to oblige them with votes. He was
delivering a talk "Criminalisation of politics - Should law breakers be law
makers", organised by Kare Law College in Margao on September 11. (H)

TRAFFIC ISLANDS VANDALISED: Miscreants again vandalized the beautified
traffic islands in Margao city, right under the nose of Margao police.
Unknown culprits last night (Sep 10) severed the head and legs of the
terracotta woman statue installed in the island in front of the Collectorate
building. (H)

SCHOOL COMPLEX TO STAGE RASTA ROKO: The Cuncolim Super School Complex has
resolved to stage a rasta roko on September 14 in protest against the
failure of Cuncolim Municipal Council to drain out the stagnant water from
the main rod near Popular pharmacy. (H)

RIBANDAR MOLESTATION CASE: Anthony Frois, uncle of the 13-year-old minor
girl, who was allegedly molested by the Ribandar parish priest in the church
premises, has decided to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ
petition to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ petition
against the Goa Police for dragging its feet in the case. (WE-GT)

SALVADOR DO MUNDO, SOCORRO PANCHAYATS COMPUTERISED: Panchayat Minister Babu
Azgaonkar launched the computerization of Socorro, Salvador do Mundo
panchayat offices recently. Azgaonkar said the Government has sufficient
funds for taking up the development activities in panchayat areas. He stated
that a budgetary provision of panchayats has been made of Rs.32 crore for
this year. (H)

'POLICING HAS TO BE OF CHARACTER': Describing Goa Police as professionally
ready to become 'world class', Director General of Police Amod Kanth has
stated that policing has to be of a character which solves people's problems
and works along with the community it serves. (H)

MALARIA CLAIMS TWO BROTHERS: Tragedy struck a family in Carambolim when two
brothers - Ramesh Kankokar (24) and Sandesh Kankonkar (16) - who were
suffering from malaria died at Goa Medical College Hospital, Bambolim,
within a few hours on September 10. (WE-GT)

MEET POET DR BRIAN MENDONCA: Traveller-poet Dr Brian Mendonca, presently
editor of Educational Division, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, will
recite his poems today at 5 pm at the hall above 'Excel Gift Shop' near Roy'
s Petrol Pump, Vasco da Gama. Brian will also share his views on how to
write a poem and what are the abiding themes in his poetry. (WE-GT)

REIS MAGOS FORT: On 15th August, 2004, I visited the historic 16th century
heritage fort of Reis Magos at Verem-Bardez with some of my colleagues, and
we were greatly shocked and disturbed to see the sorry plight the fort has
been reduced to. The Reis Magos fort, which can be a major 'heritage tourism
' attraction commanding an exquisite panoramic view of Panaji, Cabo, Aguada
and the Mormugao Harbour and located at the mouth of the beautiful Mandovi
river, stands today in a pathetic and miserable condition. (Prajal
Sakhardande in Panorama-NT)

'THE GOA, I AM FOND OF, IS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING': I grew up in Bangalore and
did my college in Bombay. When I was in college doing my BA at St Xaviers' I
used to do cartooning for pocket money. Gradually, more and more editors
asked me to make cartoons for their paper. Later, I was offered a job in
'The Times of India'. Bombay gave me opportunities but I love Goa. My
ancestral home is in Goa. Unfortunately, the Goa that I am fond of is slowly
disappearing. (Mario Miranda in an interview in WE-GT)

ORDER YOUR FOOD WELL, THE LOVE COMES FREE: Have you ever searched for
laughter? If you haven't, Goa is a good place to begin. It's easy. Very
easy. Take a stroll to a tavern, a bar, a pub, an eating house, a shack, a
restaurant and, of course, the Goan kitchens run by the ever-smiling moms,
sisters and aunts. You'll find kilos and litres of laughter. Accompanied by
wine, feni, sauces, the best meats and curries, fries and fish. (Sujay Gupta
in WE-GT)

KONKNNI IN ROMAN SCRIPT: In the opinion of researchers in linguistics,
Konknni is a very old independent Indian language. It had probably its own
script called Kandevi. When the Portuguese landed in Goa, three scripts
namely, Devanagri, Koddi and Kan'ddi were in vogue. The Portuguese
missionaries refer to Konknni sometimes as 'Lingua Canarim'. (Jaime Couto in
NT)

QUOTE: "I never cook. I eat natural food." (Percival Noronha,
founder-President of Public Astronomical Observatory, Goa, in WE-GT)

S P O R T S

VASCO SINK MPT: Vasco SC Danced their way to register an emphatic 3-0
victory over MPT in the GFA's Professional Football League at Nehru stadium
at Fatorda on September 11. Striker Anthony Pereira struck a brilliant brace
scoring in 44th and 51 minutes while Sushant Mathew added his name on the
scorers list. ((WE-GT)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Panjim: CAJETAN FRANCIS VAZ: husband of Ruth, father of
Basil/Claudine, Anita/Eddie Carl, Darryl/Jackie.
11 Sep: Raia: FERDINANDO ESTEVES: husband of late Alcina, father of
Felicio/Inacia, Zinia, Dionizio/Marilia.
11 Sep: Panjim: MARTIN GODINHO; son of late Antonio/Adriana, brother of
late Aleixo/Margarida, Jose (Dubai)/Joyce, Xavier (Dubai)/Dolly and Paul.
11 Sep: Aldona-Panarim: AGNELO (JOHN) CAMPOS: son of late Sebastian/Rosy;
husband of Leena; father of Daryl and Danica.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 21.8 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1773.6 mm
Weather: There was some heavy downpour early today morning in Goa.
Weather's is cloudy.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.
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2004-09-13 04:22:34 UTC
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Sep 12, 2004

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Bhonvti vost portun thuinch pavta." (What goes
around comes around.) domnic fernandes <jyodom at hotmail.com>

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BLUNDER IN PANAJI TRAFFIC STUDY: If 741 cars and jeeps, 756 two-wheelers,
373 autorickshaws, 80 cycles, 66 buses and 31 mini-buses were to pass along
the 18th June Road along the stretch near Junta House during the peak hour
rush from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, they would most probably develop roots in
the tarmac. But though it may sound hard to believe, this is exactly what a
team of the Institute of Road Transport Education at the behest of the
Corporation of the City of Panaji has found in a study - that 2,053
vehicles, on an average, pass the Junta House within an hour. The 'study',
which cost Rs.2 lakh was carried out under the technical guidance of Prof Dr
NS Srinivasan, a well-known expert in traffic and transportation but has
left many wandering about its veracity. (Paul Fernandes in WE-GT)

PRIVATE SECTOR TO BID FOR BIO-MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL: A solution to the
bio-medical waste disposal issue is in sight. The State government has
approved a decision for inviting private entrepreneurs to set up a
bio-medical waste treatment plant. What is, however, yet to be finalized is
the place where the plant would be set up. (H)

GOA PROGRESSING UNDER BJP GOVT, SAYS PARRIKAR: In their first collective
face-to-face interaction with the party high command, the BJP chief
ministers today (Sept 11) sought to present a rosy picture about functioning
in their states and promised to provide better governance. Speaking at the
chief ministers' conference, the Goa Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar,
said revenue collection was growing in his state where the per capita income
and C-D ratio had improved during the BJP rule. He said improvements were
being brought about in the education sector and special stress was being
given on it in the curriculum. Employment generation was also being given
priority, he added. (NT)

WILLY ACCUSES GOVT: The state president of the Nationalist Congress party,
Dr Wilfred de Souza, on September 11, accused the stage government of
harassing Goan NRI businessmen and industrialists even while wooing them
with all kinds of promises during NRI conventions. He cited the case of Mr
Jerome Mendes, a Goan NRI based in London, whose application for selling
foreign liquor at his Verna establishment has been delayed for one year four
months. He also cited the case of another Goan NRI, Mr Rui Cosme D'Costa,
who he said has wrongly been stopped from producing mineral water at the
plant he set up at Sancoale in 2001 after complying with all the conditions.
(NT)

'PROBE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL FOR RAPE VICTIM': Bailancho Ekvott has demanded
that the police look into all angles to the proposed moves to marry the
13-year-old minor victim girl of sexual assault with the accused arrested by
Colva police last month. (H)

RAPE ACCUSED REMANDED TO CUSTODY: Akil Amar Sharma, who was arrested on 28
August for raping a 5-year-old girl, has been remanded to 14 days judicial
custody by the Court. (WE-GT)

'DEBAR CRIMINALS FROM ELECTIONS': Eminent Jurist and former Advocate General
of India, Soli Sorabjee, has favoured enactment of a law to debar candidates
from contesting polls against whom serious criminal charges stand frames in
a court of law in offences where the punishment is five years or more. He,
however, hastened to add that apart from laws, the need of the hour is to
educate the masses and inculcate in them the right values to shun the
corrupt and criminal elements and not to oblige them with votes. He was
delivering a talk "Criminalisation of politics - Should law breakers be law
makers", organised by Kare Law College in Margao on September 11. (H)

TRAFFIC ISLANDS VANDALISED: Miscreants again vandalized the beautified
traffic islands in Margao city, right under the nose of Margao police.
Unknown culprits last night (Sep 10) severed the head and legs of the
terracotta woman statue installed in the island in front of the Collectorate
building. (H)

SCHOOL COMPLEX TO STAGE RASTA ROKO: The Cuncolim Super School Complex has
resolved to stage a rasta roko on September 14 in protest against the
failure of Cuncolim Municipal Council to drain out the stagnant water from
the main rod near Popular pharmacy. (H)

RIBANDAR MOLESTATION CASE: Anthony Frois, uncle of the 13-year-old minor
girl, who was allegedly molested by the Ribandar parish priest in the church
premises, has decided to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ
petition to move the Bombay High Court at Goa through a writ petition
against the Goa Police for dragging its feet in the case. (WE-GT)

SALVADOR DO MUNDO, SOCORRO PANCHAYATS COMPUTERISED: Panchayat Minister Babu
Azgaonkar launched the computerization of Socorro, Salvador do Mundo
panchayat offices recently. Azgaonkar said the Government has sufficient
funds for taking up the development activities in panchayat areas. He stated
that a budgetary provision of panchayats has been made of Rs.32 crore for
this year. (H)

'POLICING HAS TO BE OF CHARACTER': Describing Goa Police as professionally
ready to become 'world class', Director General of Police Amod Kanth has
stated that policing has to be of a character which solves people's problems
and works along with the community it serves. (H)

MALARIA CLAIMS TWO BROTHERS: Tragedy struck a family in Carambolim when two
brothers - Ramesh Kankokar (24) and Sandesh Kankonkar (16) - who were
suffering from malaria died at Goa Medical College Hospital, Bambolim,
within a few hours on September 10. (WE-GT)

MEET POET DR BRIAN MENDONCA: Traveller-poet Dr Brian Mendonca, presently
editor of Educational Division, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, will
recite his poems today at 5 pm at the hall above 'Excel Gift Shop' near Roy'
s Petrol Pump, Vasco da Gama. Brian will also share his views on how to
write a poem and what are the abiding themes in his poetry. (WE-GT)

REIS MAGOS FORT: On 15th August, 2004, I visited the historic 16th century
heritage fort of Reis Magos at Verem-Bardez with some of my colleagues, and
we were greatly shocked and disturbed to see the sorry plight the fort has
been reduced to. The Reis Magos fort, which can be a major 'heritage tourism
' attraction commanding an exquisite panoramic view of Panaji, Cabo, Aguada
and the Mormugao Harbour and located at the mouth of the beautiful Mandovi
river, stands today in a pathetic and miserable condition. (Prajal
Sakhardande in Panorama-NT)

'THE GOA, I AM FOND OF, IS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING': I grew up in Bangalore and
did my college in Bombay. When I was in college doing my BA at St Xaviers' I
used to do cartooning for pocket money. Gradually, more and more editors
asked me to make cartoons for their paper. Later, I was offered a job in
'The Times of India'. Bombay gave me opportunities but I love Goa. My
ancestral home is in Goa. Unfortunately, the Goa that I am fond of is slowly
disappearing. (Mario Miranda in an interview in WE-GT)

ORDER YOUR FOOD WELL, THE LOVE COMES FREE: Have you ever searched for
laughter? If you haven't, Goa is a good place to begin. It's easy. Very
easy. Take a stroll to a tavern, a bar, a pub, an eating house, a shack, a
restaurant and, of course, the Goan kitchens run by the ever-smiling moms,
sisters and aunts. You'll find kilos and litres of laughter. Accompanied by
wine, feni, sauces, the best meats and curries, fries and fish. (Sujay Gupta
in WE-GT)

KONKNNI IN ROMAN SCRIPT: In the opinion of researchers in linguistics,
Konknni is a very old independent Indian language. It had probably its own
script called Kandevi. When the Portuguese landed in Goa, three scripts
namely, Devanagri, Koddi and Kan'ddi were in vogue. The Portuguese
missionaries refer to Konknni sometimes as 'Lingua Canarim'. (Jaime Couto in
NT)

QUOTE: "I never cook. I eat natural food." (Percival Noronha,
founder-President of Public Astronomical Observatory, Goa, in WE-GT)

S P O R T S

VASCO SINK MPT: Vasco SC Danced their way to register an emphatic 3-0
victory over MPT in the GFA's Professional Football League at Nehru stadium
at Fatorda on September 11. Striker Anthony Pereira struck a brilliant brace
scoring in 44th and 51 minutes while Sushant Mathew added his name on the
scorers list. ((WE-GT)

D E A T H S
06 Sep: Panjim: CAJETAN FRANCIS VAZ: husband of Ruth, father of
Basil/Claudine, Anita/Eddie Carl, Darryl/Jackie.
11 Sep: Raia: FERDINANDO ESTEVES: husband of late Alcina, father of
Felicio/Inacia, Zinia, Dionizio/Marilia.
11 Sep: Panjim: MARTIN GODINHO; son of late Antonio/Adriana, brother of
late Aleixo/Margarida, Jose (Dubai)/Joyce, Xavier (Dubai)/Dolly and Paul.
11 Sep: Aldona-Panarim: AGNELO (JOHN) CAMPOS: son of late Sebastian/Rosy;
husband of Leena; father of Daryl and Danica.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 27.8 degC; Min temp: 21.8 degC; Humidity: 95% (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 1773.6 mm
Weather: There was some heavy downpour early today morning in Goa.
Weather's is cloudy.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender; TOI=Times of India

JOEL D'SOUZA
Assagao-Goa-India.

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