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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Oct 20, 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS: Video Clip from Goa on the first Session of HERITAGE
JAZZ YATRA organised by Armando Gonsalves of Trancemedia at Rebelo Mansion
at Betalbatim on October 10, 2004, at http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips_Heritage_Jazz Yatra_1:

IFFI INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE READY BY 31 OCT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on Tuesday stated that all the infra-structure for the coming International
Film festival of India 2004 would be ready by 31 October. (GT)

WILL IFFI ENTERTAIN THE LOCALS TOO: The Goa Entertainment Society, entrusted
with the task of organizing the event, is trying to offer the ordinary Goan
an opportunity, to at least view some movies and each of the festival days,
if anything. Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar said a 75 x 35 feet plasma
screen will be set up on Panjim's Miramar beach to enable 'public viewing'
of movies. (H)

CONTEST FOR RENAMING MULTIPLEXES: The Entertainment Society of Goa, Panaji,
will shortly hold a contest for renaming the four multiplexes constructed at
old GMC, Panjim. Announcing this, Chief Minister Parrikar told reporters
that the best entry would be awarded prizes. The Directorate of Information
and Publicity, Panaji, has extended the date to submit the concept campaign
designing for advertisement entry on the theme "Goa International Film
Festival of India" to 29 October this year. (GT)

TWO INJURED IN PARRA MISHAP: In an accident involving a Hero Honda
motorcycle and a Tata Indica car at Birttovaddo, Parra, at about 5 pm on
October 19, motorcycle rider, Mr Agnelo D'Souza and pillion rider Ms Ayesha
D'Costa were injured. Both have fractured their legs. (NT)

MARKETING COMPANY DUPES GOAN INVESTORS: The economic offences cell crime
branch police registered a case upon the complaint of Mr Milind Madhukar
Bhende from Mapusa against the owners of Venus Life Marketing Ltd for
allegedly duping of Goan investors to the tune of Rs.3 crore. (NT)

CYBERAGE SCHEME TO BE FINE-TUNED: Fine tuning of the Cyberage Scheme is in
the offing as it enters the third year of implementation during the ongoing
academic year, officials said. While as many as 13,437 students have availed
the benefits under the scheme during the last two years, as many as 12,000
students are expected to be covered under the scheme for the year 2004-05.
(H)

KARWAR DM BANS POOJA AT ANJEDIVA: The Karwar district magistrate imposed
section 144 in the entire district and has banned the latest attempt by
Bajrang Dal activist to perform a pooja on Anjediva Island. The District
Collector has banned the assembly of the Mitra Samaj and a procession
scheduled to be held on 20 and 21 October. (GT)

HELD FOR BUYING STOLEN GOODS: Ponda police arrested Girish Bholu Naik of
Madkai and Philip Fernandes of Mobor-Cavelossin for allegedly purchasing
stolen computers. Earlier Omkar Mishra, a native of Uttar Pradesh, had been
arrested in connection with the charges of theft of computers from two
different schools at Marcaim. (H)

TANKER ERUPTS IN FLAMES: In a freak accident, a tanker carrying gas
cylinders erupted in flames near Karmal Ghat on the South Goa border, on
October 19, afternoon. However, there were no casualties. (NT)

LOTS IN A NAME: Renaming of nearly a dozen city roads and the issue of
granting permission to beneficiaries to install kiosks to sell handicraft
items under a self-employment scheme is likely to be discussed at the
Corporation of the City of Panaji meeting on October 21. (GT)

GUIRDOLIM OPPOSES SPONGE IRON PLANT: The village Panchayat of Guirdolim has
resolved to oppose the setting up of a the Sponge Iron plant close to its
border in neighbouring Curtorim village. (H)

BOOK TO PREPARE LAITY FOR EXPOSITION: With the ST Francis Xavier Exposition
due to be held next month, Archbishop Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrao, has
released a book titled "Iatrekarank othmik jevonn" (Spiritual food for
pilgrims). (NT)

RIGHTS OF DISABLED: The Goa Legislators' forum has invited Jeff Rosen, a
Senior Member of the National Council on Disability of the United States, to
deliver a talk on "Integration of the Rights of the Disabled into Law and
State Policy - A World Perspective" and interact with the Members of the
Forum especially the present MLAs including the Ministers in order to widen
the horizons of the subject. (GT)

BRITISH WARSHIP COMING: Just weeks after a high-powered visit by two ships
and a nuclear submarine from the US Navy's Seventh Fleet, a Royal Navy
Frigate is scheduled to visit the State on 20 November. The HMS Campbeltown
will be on a goodwill visit - the second Royal Navy Vessel to do so this
year - that is a part of a larger programme for interaction between the
Indian and British armed forces. The destroyers "HMS Gloucester" also
visited Goa earlier this year. (Reuven Proenca in GT)

GOA'S RICE QUOTA REDUCED: Civil Supplies Minister Babu Ajgaonkar on Tuesday
expressed unhappiness over the Central government's decision to reduce Goa's
rice quota by 120 metric tones per month. Ajgaonkar told reporters that the
Union government was giving step-motherly treatment to the state when nearly
19,000 BPL (below poverty lines) families were availing the rice through the
fair price shops. (GT)

ST ESTEVAM VILLAGERS OPPOSE MERGER: Villagers of St Estevam are up in arms
against the proposed inclusion of the island in the Mayem constituency,
which is across the river Mandovi and is not a contiguous part of Tiswadi
taluka. At present, St Estevam is part of the Cumbarjua constituency. But
under the draft delimitation proposal, it is sought to be included in Mayem
segment of Bicholim taluka. A majority of the villagers have opposed the
proposal on the ground that the island (now conveniently linked by a bridge)
will be marginalized and alienated and suffer adversely in matters of
development. (GT)

"INITIATIVE ASSAGAO" LAUNCHED: The 'Initiative Assagao' involving the
adoption of the village by St Xavier's College, Mapusa, was launched
recently. The chief guest at a function at the Assagao Church hall was Fr
Heinencio D'Souza, parish priest of Assagao Church. The guest speaker was
Defny Lobo, a faculty member of the Goa Foundation, Mapusa. Nalisha Lin
Maria Dantas welcomed the gathering, while Pradeep Morajkar, co-ordinator
for the 'Initiative' proposed the vote of thanks. (H)

LINUX USERS GROUP MEET: India Linux Users Group (Goa) will have its meeting
at the Goa Science Centre Panjim on October 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm. GNU/Linux
user groups across the country are voluntary and not-for-profit
organisations that promote the use of Free Software. Membership of the LUG
is Free. Details at http://ilug-goa.swiki.net or tel 9822-122436. (H)

SHIFT ARCHIVES TO SECRETARIAT: It may be little known but the Goa Archives
was first located in the Secretariat from 1760 to 1953 and the Indian
Heritage Society has suggested that it be relocated from its Rua de Ourem
office to its rightful place. (GT)

PIETRO WINS KONKANI PUROSKAR: Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr has chosen the
renowned Konkani novelist and writer in Roman script, Bonaventure D'Pietro
(alias Bonaventure Peter Fernandes) as the recipient of Antonio Pereira
Konkani Puroskar 2004, for his contribution to Konkani literature, stage and
music. The award consists of a shawl, memento and a cheques of Rs.25,000 and
will be presented by Fr Casmiro D'Mello on 25th October at a public function
at TSKK premises. Bonaventure was born in Chinvar, Anjuna on 14 July 1943.
(GT)

WOMEN, CHILD UNIT: The State police department, stung by criticism on its
handling of crime against women and children, have announced the formation
of a special women and child protection unit that will be housed at a
separate police station. (GT)

POWER SHIFTS TO CHANDER: In what appears to be a political move the State
government has stripped Deputy Inspector General of Police NS Randhawa of
several key responsibilities and conferred them on DIG Muktesh Chander.

HISTORY HOUR AT XAVIER CENTRE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research,
Alto Porvorim, is organizing a discussion on "History - A Layman's Point of
View" on October 28 at 5.30 pm. The resource person will be Suresh Gundu
Amonkar, educationist and chairman and trustee of New Goa Education Trust
and GS Amonkar Vidya Mandir, Mapusa. (H)

FORTUNE FOLLOWS SALIGAO MAN: Washington-based Quentin Coelho (46), who
traces his roots to Saligao, had a mix of fortunes after he first learnt
that he had stomach cancer and then about winning a one million dollar
prizes. Quentin is a father of two and a night-shift worker at the Columbia
Home Depot store. After the horrifying news that he had cancer, he was
surprised after he called into a radio station contest. Rockville hit music
station HOT 99.5/WITH FM informed him that as the 100th caller in its
Hurricane Cash contest, he had won $1 million. "The prize couldn't have come
at a better time," he says. Referring to his problem, he feels "You wonder
what will happen. But this is a little bit of comfort. God is working."

S P O R T S

ASSAGAO YOUTH ENTER SEMIS: Assagao Youth Club scored a well-deserved 2-0 win
over Nagoa Sports Club, Arpora, to enter the semis of the Seagram Champions
Cup soccer tournament, at Arpora church grounds. (H)

PY MORJIN WIN: Parish youth, Morjim scored a 1-0 win over Friends XI, Vaddem
in the Bardez Cup soccer tournament in Candolim. (H)

GOA VELHA AHEAD: Goa Velha Sports Club overcame a stiff challenge from
Calangute Association before registering a 3-2 win in the Siolim Parish
Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church ground, Siolim. (H)

D E A T H S
19 Oct: Margao: FR MARTINHO NORONHA: Ex-parish priest of Candelaria
Parish, Baina, Vasco; son of late Canuto/late Maria Helena, brother of
Sarita/late Pedrito, Maria Luiza/Orlando and Lizette/Alexandre. No
Condolence Visits.
Margao-Pajifond: OSCAR OSWALD DIAS: (NPCC Abu Dhabi/Cavelossim); son of
late George Albert/late Flory, brother of Olive/Sales, Norbert,
Mabel/Raymond.
19 Oct: Utorda: JOANA REBELLO: wife of late Joao.
19 Oct: Merces: LUIZA FRNANDES: wife of Francisco Gonsalves, mother of
Anthony/Maria, Flavia/Francis Furtado, Lydia/Vineto Barreto, Edwin.
19 Oct: Chinchinim: ANICETO MARTINHO GRACIAS: husband of Martinha, father
of Bonny, Jackson, Fevon.

1ST DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF ALFRED ROSE: Eucharistic celebration on 21st
October at 7 pm at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai, offered by his
bereaved family.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.5 degC; Min temp: 23.0 degC; Humidity: 65 % (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2035.0 mm
Weather: Clear, blue skies and pleasant weather this morning too in Goa.

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
2004-10-20 07:33:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Oct 20, 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS: Video Clip from Goa on the first Session of HERITAGE
JAZZ YATRA organised by Armando Gonsalves of Trancemedia at Rebelo Mansion
at Betalbatim on October 10, 2004, at http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips_Heritage_Jazz Yatra_1:

IFFI INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE READY BY 31 OCT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on Tuesday stated that all the infra-structure for the coming International
Film festival of India 2004 would be ready by 31 October. (GT)

WILL IFFI ENTERTAIN THE LOCALS TOO: The Goa Entertainment Society, entrusted
with the task of organizing the event, is trying to offer the ordinary Goan
an opportunity, to at least view some movies and each of the festival days,
if anything. Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar said a 75 x 35 feet plasma
screen will be set up on Panjim's Miramar beach to enable 'public viewing'
of movies. (H)

CONTEST FOR RENAMING MULTIPLEXES: The Entertainment Society of Goa, Panaji,
will shortly hold a contest for renaming the four multiplexes constructed at
old GMC, Panjim. Announcing this, Chief Minister Parrikar told reporters
that the best entry would be awarded prizes. The Directorate of Information
and Publicity, Panaji, has extended the date to submit the concept campaign
designing for advertisement entry on the theme "Goa International Film
Festival of India" to 29 October this year. (GT)

TWO INJURED IN PARRA MISHAP: In an accident involving a Hero Honda
motorcycle and a Tata Indica car at Birttovaddo, Parra, at about 5 pm on
October 19, motorcycle rider, Mr Agnelo D'Souza and pillion rider Ms Ayesha
D'Costa were injured. Both have fractured their legs. (NT)

MARKETING COMPANY DUPES GOAN INVESTORS: The economic offences cell crime
branch police registered a case upon the complaint of Mr Milind Madhukar
Bhende from Mapusa against the owners of Venus Life Marketing Ltd for
allegedly duping of Goan investors to the tune of Rs.3 crore. (NT)

CYBERAGE SCHEME TO BE FINE-TUNED: Fine tuning of the Cyberage Scheme is in
the offing as it enters the third year of implementation during the ongoing
academic year, officials said. While as many as 13,437 students have availed
the benefits under the scheme during the last two years, as many as 12,000
students are expected to be covered under the scheme for the year 2004-05.
(H)

KARWAR DM BANS POOJA AT ANJEDIVA: The Karwar district magistrate imposed
section 144 in the entire district and has banned the latest attempt by
Bajrang Dal activist to perform a pooja on Anjediva Island. The District
Collector has banned the assembly of the Mitra Samaj and a procession
scheduled to be held on 20 and 21 October. (GT)

HELD FOR BUYING STOLEN GOODS: Ponda police arrested Girish Bholu Naik of
Madkai and Philip Fernandes of Mobor-Cavelossin for allegedly purchasing
stolen computers. Earlier Omkar Mishra, a native of Uttar Pradesh, had been
arrested in connection with the charges of theft of computers from two
different schools at Marcaim. (H)

TANKER ERUPTS IN FLAMES: In a freak accident, a tanker carrying gas
cylinders erupted in flames near Karmal Ghat on the South Goa border, on
October 19, afternoon. However, there were no casualties. (NT)

LOTS IN A NAME: Renaming of nearly a dozen city roads and the issue of
granting permission to beneficiaries to install kiosks to sell handicraft
items under a self-employment scheme is likely to be discussed at the
Corporation of the City of Panaji meeting on October 21. (GT)

GUIRDOLIM OPPOSES SPONGE IRON PLANT: The village Panchayat of Guirdolim has
resolved to oppose the setting up of a the Sponge Iron plant close to its
border in neighbouring Curtorim village. (H)

BOOK TO PREPARE LAITY FOR EXPOSITION: With the ST Francis Xavier Exposition
due to be held next month, Archbishop Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrao, has
released a book titled "Iatrekarank othmik jevonn" (Spiritual food for
pilgrims). (NT)

RIGHTS OF DISABLED: The Goa Legislators' forum has invited Jeff Rosen, a
Senior Member of the National Council on Disability of the United States, to
deliver a talk on "Integration of the Rights of the Disabled into Law and
State Policy - A World Perspective" and interact with the Members of the
Forum especially the present MLAs including the Ministers in order to widen
the horizons of the subject. (GT)

BRITISH WARSHIP COMING: Just weeks after a high-powered visit by two ships
and a nuclear submarine from the US Navy's Seventh Fleet, a Royal Navy
Frigate is scheduled to visit the State on 20 November. The HMS Campbeltown
will be on a goodwill visit - the second Royal Navy Vessel to do so this
year - that is a part of a larger programme for interaction between the
Indian and British armed forces. The destroyers "HMS Gloucester" also
visited Goa earlier this year. (Reuven Proenca in GT)

GOA'S RICE QUOTA REDUCED: Civil Supplies Minister Babu Ajgaonkar on Tuesday
expressed unhappiness over the Central government's decision to reduce Goa's
rice quota by 120 metric tones per month. Ajgaonkar told reporters that the
Union government was giving step-motherly treatment to the state when nearly
19,000 BPL (below poverty lines) families were availing the rice through the
fair price shops. (GT)

ST ESTEVAM VILLAGERS OPPOSE MERGER: Villagers of St Estevam are up in arms
against the proposed inclusion of the island in the Mayem constituency,
which is across the river Mandovi and is not a contiguous part of Tiswadi
taluka. At present, St Estevam is part of the Cumbarjua constituency. But
under the draft delimitation proposal, it is sought to be included in Mayem
segment of Bicholim taluka. A majority of the villagers have opposed the
proposal on the ground that the island (now conveniently linked by a bridge)
will be marginalized and alienated and suffer adversely in matters of
development. (GT)

"INITIATIVE ASSAGAO" LAUNCHED: The 'Initiative Assagao' involving the
adoption of the village by St Xavier's College, Mapusa, was launched
recently. The chief guest at a function at the Assagao Church hall was Fr
Heinencio D'Souza, parish priest of Assagao Church. The guest speaker was
Defny Lobo, a faculty member of the Goa Foundation, Mapusa. Nalisha Lin
Maria Dantas welcomed the gathering, while Pradeep Morajkar, co-ordinator
for the 'Initiative' proposed the vote of thanks. (H)

LINUX USERS GROUP MEET: India Linux Users Group (Goa) will have its meeting
at the Goa Science Centre Panjim on October 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm. GNU/Linux
user groups across the country are voluntary and not-for-profit
organisations that promote the use of Free Software. Membership of the LUG
is Free. Details at http://ilug-goa.swiki.net or tel 9822-122436. (H)

SHIFT ARCHIVES TO SECRETARIAT: It may be little known but the Goa Archives
was first located in the Secretariat from 1760 to 1953 and the Indian
Heritage Society has suggested that it be relocated from its Rua de Ourem
office to its rightful place. (GT)

PIETRO WINS KONKANI PUROSKAR: Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr has chosen the
renowned Konkani novelist and writer in Roman script, Bonaventure D'Pietro
(alias Bonaventure Peter Fernandes) as the recipient of Antonio Pereira
Konkani Puroskar 2004, for his contribution to Konkani literature, stage and
music. The award consists of a shawl, memento and a cheques of Rs.25,000 and
will be presented by Fr Casmiro D'Mello on 25th October at a public function
at TSKK premises. Bonaventure was born in Chinvar, Anjuna on 14 July 1943.
(GT)

WOMEN, CHILD UNIT: The State police department, stung by criticism on its
handling of crime against women and children, have announced the formation
of a special women and child protection unit that will be housed at a
separate police station. (GT)

POWER SHIFTS TO CHANDER: In what appears to be a political move the State
government has stripped Deputy Inspector General of Police NS Randhawa of
several key responsibilities and conferred them on DIG Muktesh Chander.

HISTORY HOUR AT XAVIER CENTRE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research,
Alto Porvorim, is organizing a discussion on "History - A Layman's Point of
View" on October 28 at 5.30 pm. The resource person will be Suresh Gundu
Amonkar, educationist and chairman and trustee of New Goa Education Trust
and GS Amonkar Vidya Mandir, Mapusa. (H)

FORTUNE FOLLOWS SALIGAO MAN: Washington-based Quentin Coelho (46), who
traces his roots to Saligao, had a mix of fortunes after he first learnt
that he had stomach cancer and then about winning a one million dollar
prizes. Quentin is a father of two and a night-shift worker at the Columbia
Home Depot store. After the horrifying news that he had cancer, he was
surprised after he called into a radio station contest. Rockville hit music
station HOT 99.5/WITH FM informed him that as the 100th caller in its
Hurricane Cash contest, he had won $1 million. "The prize couldn't have come
at a better time," he says. Referring to his problem, he feels "You wonder
what will happen. But this is a little bit of comfort. God is working."

S P O R T S

ASSAGAO YOUTH ENTER SEMIS: Assagao Youth Club scored a well-deserved 2-0 win
over Nagoa Sports Club, Arpora, to enter the semis of the Seagram Champions
Cup soccer tournament, at Arpora church grounds. (H)

PY MORJIN WIN: Parish youth, Morjim scored a 1-0 win over Friends XI, Vaddem
in the Bardez Cup soccer tournament in Candolim. (H)

GOA VELHA AHEAD: Goa Velha Sports Club overcame a stiff challenge from
Calangute Association before registering a 3-2 win in the Siolim Parish
Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church ground, Siolim. (H)

D E A T H S
19 Oct: Margao: FR MARTINHO NORONHA: Ex-parish priest of Candelaria
Parish, Baina, Vasco; son of late Canuto/late Maria Helena, brother of
Sarita/late Pedrito, Maria Luiza/Orlando and Lizette/Alexandre. No
Condolence Visits.
Margao-Pajifond: OSCAR OSWALD DIAS: (NPCC Abu Dhabi/Cavelossim); son of
late George Albert/late Flory, brother of Olive/Sales, Norbert,
Mabel/Raymond.
19 Oct: Utorda: JOANA REBELLO: wife of late Joao.
19 Oct: Merces: LUIZA FRNANDES: wife of Francisco Gonsalves, mother of
Anthony/Maria, Flavia/Francis Furtado, Lydia/Vineto Barreto, Edwin.
19 Oct: Chinchinim: ANICETO MARTINHO GRACIAS: husband of Martinha, father
of Bonny, Jackson, Fevon.

1ST DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF ALFRED ROSE: Eucharistic celebration on 21st
October at 7 pm at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai, offered by his
bereaved family.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.5 degC; Min temp: 23.0 degC; Humidity: 65 % (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2035.0 mm
Weather: Clear, blue skies and pleasant weather this morning too in Goa.

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
2004-10-20 07:33:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Oct 20, 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS: Video Clip from Goa on the first Session of HERITAGE
JAZZ YATRA organised by Armando Gonsalves of Trancemedia at Rebelo Mansion
at Betalbatim on October 10, 2004, at http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips_Heritage_Jazz Yatra_1:

IFFI INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE READY BY 31 OCT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on Tuesday stated that all the infra-structure for the coming International
Film festival of India 2004 would be ready by 31 October. (GT)

WILL IFFI ENTERTAIN THE LOCALS TOO: The Goa Entertainment Society, entrusted
with the task of organizing the event, is trying to offer the ordinary Goan
an opportunity, to at least view some movies and each of the festival days,
if anything. Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar said a 75 x 35 feet plasma
screen will be set up on Panjim's Miramar beach to enable 'public viewing'
of movies. (H)

CONTEST FOR RENAMING MULTIPLEXES: The Entertainment Society of Goa, Panaji,
will shortly hold a contest for renaming the four multiplexes constructed at
old GMC, Panjim. Announcing this, Chief Minister Parrikar told reporters
that the best entry would be awarded prizes. The Directorate of Information
and Publicity, Panaji, has extended the date to submit the concept campaign
designing for advertisement entry on the theme "Goa International Film
Festival of India" to 29 October this year. (GT)

TWO INJURED IN PARRA MISHAP: In an accident involving a Hero Honda
motorcycle and a Tata Indica car at Birttovaddo, Parra, at about 5 pm on
October 19, motorcycle rider, Mr Agnelo D'Souza and pillion rider Ms Ayesha
D'Costa were injured. Both have fractured their legs. (NT)

MARKETING COMPANY DUPES GOAN INVESTORS: The economic offences cell crime
branch police registered a case upon the complaint of Mr Milind Madhukar
Bhende from Mapusa against the owners of Venus Life Marketing Ltd for
allegedly duping of Goan investors to the tune of Rs.3 crore. (NT)

CYBERAGE SCHEME TO BE FINE-TUNED: Fine tuning of the Cyberage Scheme is in
the offing as it enters the third year of implementation during the ongoing
academic year, officials said. While as many as 13,437 students have availed
the benefits under the scheme during the last two years, as many as 12,000
students are expected to be covered under the scheme for the year 2004-05.
(H)

KARWAR DM BANS POOJA AT ANJEDIVA: The Karwar district magistrate imposed
section 144 in the entire district and has banned the latest attempt by
Bajrang Dal activist to perform a pooja on Anjediva Island. The District
Collector has banned the assembly of the Mitra Samaj and a procession
scheduled to be held on 20 and 21 October. (GT)

HELD FOR BUYING STOLEN GOODS: Ponda police arrested Girish Bholu Naik of
Madkai and Philip Fernandes of Mobor-Cavelossin for allegedly purchasing
stolen computers. Earlier Omkar Mishra, a native of Uttar Pradesh, had been
arrested in connection with the charges of theft of computers from two
different schools at Marcaim. (H)

TANKER ERUPTS IN FLAMES: In a freak accident, a tanker carrying gas
cylinders erupted in flames near Karmal Ghat on the South Goa border, on
October 19, afternoon. However, there were no casualties. (NT)

LOTS IN A NAME: Renaming of nearly a dozen city roads and the issue of
granting permission to beneficiaries to install kiosks to sell handicraft
items under a self-employment scheme is likely to be discussed at the
Corporation of the City of Panaji meeting on October 21. (GT)

GUIRDOLIM OPPOSES SPONGE IRON PLANT: The village Panchayat of Guirdolim has
resolved to oppose the setting up of a the Sponge Iron plant close to its
border in neighbouring Curtorim village. (H)

BOOK TO PREPARE LAITY FOR EXPOSITION: With the ST Francis Xavier Exposition
due to be held next month, Archbishop Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrao, has
released a book titled "Iatrekarank othmik jevonn" (Spiritual food for
pilgrims). (NT)

RIGHTS OF DISABLED: The Goa Legislators' forum has invited Jeff Rosen, a
Senior Member of the National Council on Disability of the United States, to
deliver a talk on "Integration of the Rights of the Disabled into Law and
State Policy - A World Perspective" and interact with the Members of the
Forum especially the present MLAs including the Ministers in order to widen
the horizons of the subject. (GT)

BRITISH WARSHIP COMING: Just weeks after a high-powered visit by two ships
and a nuclear submarine from the US Navy's Seventh Fleet, a Royal Navy
Frigate is scheduled to visit the State on 20 November. The HMS Campbeltown
will be on a goodwill visit - the second Royal Navy Vessel to do so this
year - that is a part of a larger programme for interaction between the
Indian and British armed forces. The destroyers "HMS Gloucester" also
visited Goa earlier this year. (Reuven Proenca in GT)

GOA'S RICE QUOTA REDUCED: Civil Supplies Minister Babu Ajgaonkar on Tuesday
expressed unhappiness over the Central government's decision to reduce Goa's
rice quota by 120 metric tones per month. Ajgaonkar told reporters that the
Union government was giving step-motherly treatment to the state when nearly
19,000 BPL (below poverty lines) families were availing the rice through the
fair price shops. (GT)

ST ESTEVAM VILLAGERS OPPOSE MERGER: Villagers of St Estevam are up in arms
against the proposed inclusion of the island in the Mayem constituency,
which is across the river Mandovi and is not a contiguous part of Tiswadi
taluka. At present, St Estevam is part of the Cumbarjua constituency. But
under the draft delimitation proposal, it is sought to be included in Mayem
segment of Bicholim taluka. A majority of the villagers have opposed the
proposal on the ground that the island (now conveniently linked by a bridge)
will be marginalized and alienated and suffer adversely in matters of
development. (GT)

"INITIATIVE ASSAGAO" LAUNCHED: The 'Initiative Assagao' involving the
adoption of the village by St Xavier's College, Mapusa, was launched
recently. The chief guest at a function at the Assagao Church hall was Fr
Heinencio D'Souza, parish priest of Assagao Church. The guest speaker was
Defny Lobo, a faculty member of the Goa Foundation, Mapusa. Nalisha Lin
Maria Dantas welcomed the gathering, while Pradeep Morajkar, co-ordinator
for the 'Initiative' proposed the vote of thanks. (H)

LINUX USERS GROUP MEET: India Linux Users Group (Goa) will have its meeting
at the Goa Science Centre Panjim on October 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm. GNU/Linux
user groups across the country are voluntary and not-for-profit
organisations that promote the use of Free Software. Membership of the LUG
is Free. Details at http://ilug-goa.swiki.net or tel 9822-122436. (H)

SHIFT ARCHIVES TO SECRETARIAT: It may be little known but the Goa Archives
was first located in the Secretariat from 1760 to 1953 and the Indian
Heritage Society has suggested that it be relocated from its Rua de Ourem
office to its rightful place. (GT)

PIETRO WINS KONKANI PUROSKAR: Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr has chosen the
renowned Konkani novelist and writer in Roman script, Bonaventure D'Pietro
(alias Bonaventure Peter Fernandes) as the recipient of Antonio Pereira
Konkani Puroskar 2004, for his contribution to Konkani literature, stage and
music. The award consists of a shawl, memento and a cheques of Rs.25,000 and
will be presented by Fr Casmiro D'Mello on 25th October at a public function
at TSKK premises. Bonaventure was born in Chinvar, Anjuna on 14 July 1943.
(GT)

WOMEN, CHILD UNIT: The State police department, stung by criticism on its
handling of crime against women and children, have announced the formation
of a special women and child protection unit that will be housed at a
separate police station. (GT)

POWER SHIFTS TO CHANDER: In what appears to be a political move the State
government has stripped Deputy Inspector General of Police NS Randhawa of
several key responsibilities and conferred them on DIG Muktesh Chander.

HISTORY HOUR AT XAVIER CENTRE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research,
Alto Porvorim, is organizing a discussion on "History - A Layman's Point of
View" on October 28 at 5.30 pm. The resource person will be Suresh Gundu
Amonkar, educationist and chairman and trustee of New Goa Education Trust
and GS Amonkar Vidya Mandir, Mapusa. (H)

FORTUNE FOLLOWS SALIGAO MAN: Washington-based Quentin Coelho (46), who
traces his roots to Saligao, had a mix of fortunes after he first learnt
that he had stomach cancer and then about winning a one million dollar
prizes. Quentin is a father of two and a night-shift worker at the Columbia
Home Depot store. After the horrifying news that he had cancer, he was
surprised after he called into a radio station contest. Rockville hit music
station HOT 99.5/WITH FM informed him that as the 100th caller in its
Hurricane Cash contest, he had won $1 million. "The prize couldn't have come
at a better time," he says. Referring to his problem, he feels "You wonder
what will happen. But this is a little bit of comfort. God is working."

S P O R T S

ASSAGAO YOUTH ENTER SEMIS: Assagao Youth Club scored a well-deserved 2-0 win
over Nagoa Sports Club, Arpora, to enter the semis of the Seagram Champions
Cup soccer tournament, at Arpora church grounds. (H)

PY MORJIN WIN: Parish youth, Morjim scored a 1-0 win over Friends XI, Vaddem
in the Bardez Cup soccer tournament in Candolim. (H)

GOA VELHA AHEAD: Goa Velha Sports Club overcame a stiff challenge from
Calangute Association before registering a 3-2 win in the Siolim Parish
Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church ground, Siolim. (H)

D E A T H S
19 Oct: Margao: FR MARTINHO NORONHA: Ex-parish priest of Candelaria
Parish, Baina, Vasco; son of late Canuto/late Maria Helena, brother of
Sarita/late Pedrito, Maria Luiza/Orlando and Lizette/Alexandre. No
Condolence Visits.
Margao-Pajifond: OSCAR OSWALD DIAS: (NPCC Abu Dhabi/Cavelossim); son of
late George Albert/late Flory, brother of Olive/Sales, Norbert,
Mabel/Raymond.
19 Oct: Utorda: JOANA REBELLO: wife of late Joao.
19 Oct: Merces: LUIZA FRNANDES: wife of Francisco Gonsalves, mother of
Anthony/Maria, Flavia/Francis Furtado, Lydia/Vineto Barreto, Edwin.
19 Oct: Chinchinim: ANICETO MARTINHO GRACIAS: husband of Martinha, father
of Bonny, Jackson, Fevon.

1ST DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF ALFRED ROSE: Eucharistic celebration on 21st
October at 7 pm at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai, offered by his
bereaved family.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.5 degC; Min temp: 23.0 degC; Humidity: 65 % (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2035.0 mm
Weather: Clear, blue skies and pleasant weather this morning too in Goa.

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
2004-10-20 07:33:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Oct 20, 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS: Video Clip from Goa on the first Session of HERITAGE
JAZZ YATRA organised by Armando Gonsalves of Trancemedia at Rebelo Mansion
at Betalbatim on October 10, 2004, at http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips_Heritage_Jazz Yatra_1:

IFFI INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE READY BY 31 OCT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on Tuesday stated that all the infra-structure for the coming International
Film festival of India 2004 would be ready by 31 October. (GT)

WILL IFFI ENTERTAIN THE LOCALS TOO: The Goa Entertainment Society, entrusted
with the task of organizing the event, is trying to offer the ordinary Goan
an opportunity, to at least view some movies and each of the festival days,
if anything. Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar said a 75 x 35 feet plasma
screen will be set up on Panjim's Miramar beach to enable 'public viewing'
of movies. (H)

CONTEST FOR RENAMING MULTIPLEXES: The Entertainment Society of Goa, Panaji,
will shortly hold a contest for renaming the four multiplexes constructed at
old GMC, Panjim. Announcing this, Chief Minister Parrikar told reporters
that the best entry would be awarded prizes. The Directorate of Information
and Publicity, Panaji, has extended the date to submit the concept campaign
designing for advertisement entry on the theme "Goa International Film
Festival of India" to 29 October this year. (GT)

TWO INJURED IN PARRA MISHAP: In an accident involving a Hero Honda
motorcycle and a Tata Indica car at Birttovaddo, Parra, at about 5 pm on
October 19, motorcycle rider, Mr Agnelo D'Souza and pillion rider Ms Ayesha
D'Costa were injured. Both have fractured their legs. (NT)

MARKETING COMPANY DUPES GOAN INVESTORS: The economic offences cell crime
branch police registered a case upon the complaint of Mr Milind Madhukar
Bhende from Mapusa against the owners of Venus Life Marketing Ltd for
allegedly duping of Goan investors to the tune of Rs.3 crore. (NT)

CYBERAGE SCHEME TO BE FINE-TUNED: Fine tuning of the Cyberage Scheme is in
the offing as it enters the third year of implementation during the ongoing
academic year, officials said. While as many as 13,437 students have availed
the benefits under the scheme during the last two years, as many as 12,000
students are expected to be covered under the scheme for the year 2004-05.
(H)

KARWAR DM BANS POOJA AT ANJEDIVA: The Karwar district magistrate imposed
section 144 in the entire district and has banned the latest attempt by
Bajrang Dal activist to perform a pooja on Anjediva Island. The District
Collector has banned the assembly of the Mitra Samaj and a procession
scheduled to be held on 20 and 21 October. (GT)

HELD FOR BUYING STOLEN GOODS: Ponda police arrested Girish Bholu Naik of
Madkai and Philip Fernandes of Mobor-Cavelossin for allegedly purchasing
stolen computers. Earlier Omkar Mishra, a native of Uttar Pradesh, had been
arrested in connection with the charges of theft of computers from two
different schools at Marcaim. (H)

TANKER ERUPTS IN FLAMES: In a freak accident, a tanker carrying gas
cylinders erupted in flames near Karmal Ghat on the South Goa border, on
October 19, afternoon. However, there were no casualties. (NT)

LOTS IN A NAME: Renaming of nearly a dozen city roads and the issue of
granting permission to beneficiaries to install kiosks to sell handicraft
items under a self-employment scheme is likely to be discussed at the
Corporation of the City of Panaji meeting on October 21. (GT)

GUIRDOLIM OPPOSES SPONGE IRON PLANT: The village Panchayat of Guirdolim has
resolved to oppose the setting up of a the Sponge Iron plant close to its
border in neighbouring Curtorim village. (H)

BOOK TO PREPARE LAITY FOR EXPOSITION: With the ST Francis Xavier Exposition
due to be held next month, Archbishop Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrao, has
released a book titled "Iatrekarank othmik jevonn" (Spiritual food for
pilgrims). (NT)

RIGHTS OF DISABLED: The Goa Legislators' forum has invited Jeff Rosen, a
Senior Member of the National Council on Disability of the United States, to
deliver a talk on "Integration of the Rights of the Disabled into Law and
State Policy - A World Perspective" and interact with the Members of the
Forum especially the present MLAs including the Ministers in order to widen
the horizons of the subject. (GT)

BRITISH WARSHIP COMING: Just weeks after a high-powered visit by two ships
and a nuclear submarine from the US Navy's Seventh Fleet, a Royal Navy
Frigate is scheduled to visit the State on 20 November. The HMS Campbeltown
will be on a goodwill visit - the second Royal Navy Vessel to do so this
year - that is a part of a larger programme for interaction between the
Indian and British armed forces. The destroyers "HMS Gloucester" also
visited Goa earlier this year. (Reuven Proenca in GT)

GOA'S RICE QUOTA REDUCED: Civil Supplies Minister Babu Ajgaonkar on Tuesday
expressed unhappiness over the Central government's decision to reduce Goa's
rice quota by 120 metric tones per month. Ajgaonkar told reporters that the
Union government was giving step-motherly treatment to the state when nearly
19,000 BPL (below poverty lines) families were availing the rice through the
fair price shops. (GT)

ST ESTEVAM VILLAGERS OPPOSE MERGER: Villagers of St Estevam are up in arms
against the proposed inclusion of the island in the Mayem constituency,
which is across the river Mandovi and is not a contiguous part of Tiswadi
taluka. At present, St Estevam is part of the Cumbarjua constituency. But
under the draft delimitation proposal, it is sought to be included in Mayem
segment of Bicholim taluka. A majority of the villagers have opposed the
proposal on the ground that the island (now conveniently linked by a bridge)
will be marginalized and alienated and suffer adversely in matters of
development. (GT)

"INITIATIVE ASSAGAO" LAUNCHED: The 'Initiative Assagao' involving the
adoption of the village by St Xavier's College, Mapusa, was launched
recently. The chief guest at a function at the Assagao Church hall was Fr
Heinencio D'Souza, parish priest of Assagao Church. The guest speaker was
Defny Lobo, a faculty member of the Goa Foundation, Mapusa. Nalisha Lin
Maria Dantas welcomed the gathering, while Pradeep Morajkar, co-ordinator
for the 'Initiative' proposed the vote of thanks. (H)

LINUX USERS GROUP MEET: India Linux Users Group (Goa) will have its meeting
at the Goa Science Centre Panjim on October 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm. GNU/Linux
user groups across the country are voluntary and not-for-profit
organisations that promote the use of Free Software. Membership of the LUG
is Free. Details at http://ilug-goa.swiki.net or tel 9822-122436. (H)

SHIFT ARCHIVES TO SECRETARIAT: It may be little known but the Goa Archives
was first located in the Secretariat from 1760 to 1953 and the Indian
Heritage Society has suggested that it be relocated from its Rua de Ourem
office to its rightful place. (GT)

PIETRO WINS KONKANI PUROSKAR: Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr has chosen the
renowned Konkani novelist and writer in Roman script, Bonaventure D'Pietro
(alias Bonaventure Peter Fernandes) as the recipient of Antonio Pereira
Konkani Puroskar 2004, for his contribution to Konkani literature, stage and
music. The award consists of a shawl, memento and a cheques of Rs.25,000 and
will be presented by Fr Casmiro D'Mello on 25th October at a public function
at TSKK premises. Bonaventure was born in Chinvar, Anjuna on 14 July 1943.
(GT)

WOMEN, CHILD UNIT: The State police department, stung by criticism on its
handling of crime against women and children, have announced the formation
of a special women and child protection unit that will be housed at a
separate police station. (GT)

POWER SHIFTS TO CHANDER: In what appears to be a political move the State
government has stripped Deputy Inspector General of Police NS Randhawa of
several key responsibilities and conferred them on DIG Muktesh Chander.

HISTORY HOUR AT XAVIER CENTRE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research,
Alto Porvorim, is organizing a discussion on "History - A Layman's Point of
View" on October 28 at 5.30 pm. The resource person will be Suresh Gundu
Amonkar, educationist and chairman and trustee of New Goa Education Trust
and GS Amonkar Vidya Mandir, Mapusa. (H)

FORTUNE FOLLOWS SALIGAO MAN: Washington-based Quentin Coelho (46), who
traces his roots to Saligao, had a mix of fortunes after he first learnt
that he had stomach cancer and then about winning a one million dollar
prizes. Quentin is a father of two and a night-shift worker at the Columbia
Home Depot store. After the horrifying news that he had cancer, he was
surprised after he called into a radio station contest. Rockville hit music
station HOT 99.5/WITH FM informed him that as the 100th caller in its
Hurricane Cash contest, he had won $1 million. "The prize couldn't have come
at a better time," he says. Referring to his problem, he feels "You wonder
what will happen. But this is a little bit of comfort. God is working."

S P O R T S

ASSAGAO YOUTH ENTER SEMIS: Assagao Youth Club scored a well-deserved 2-0 win
over Nagoa Sports Club, Arpora, to enter the semis of the Seagram Champions
Cup soccer tournament, at Arpora church grounds. (H)

PY MORJIN WIN: Parish youth, Morjim scored a 1-0 win over Friends XI, Vaddem
in the Bardez Cup soccer tournament in Candolim. (H)

GOA VELHA AHEAD: Goa Velha Sports Club overcame a stiff challenge from
Calangute Association before registering a 3-2 win in the Siolim Parish
Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church ground, Siolim. (H)

D E A T H S
19 Oct: Margao: FR MARTINHO NORONHA: Ex-parish priest of Candelaria
Parish, Baina, Vasco; son of late Canuto/late Maria Helena, brother of
Sarita/late Pedrito, Maria Luiza/Orlando and Lizette/Alexandre. No
Condolence Visits.
Margao-Pajifond: OSCAR OSWALD DIAS: (NPCC Abu Dhabi/Cavelossim); son of
late George Albert/late Flory, brother of Olive/Sales, Norbert,
Mabel/Raymond.
19 Oct: Utorda: JOANA REBELLO: wife of late Joao.
19 Oct: Merces: LUIZA FRNANDES: wife of Francisco Gonsalves, mother of
Anthony/Maria, Flavia/Francis Furtado, Lydia/Vineto Barreto, Edwin.
19 Oct: Chinchinim: ANICETO MARTINHO GRACIAS: husband of Martinha, father
of Bonny, Jackson, Fevon.

1ST DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF ALFRED ROSE: Eucharistic celebration on 21st
October at 7 pm at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai, offered by his
bereaved family.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.5 degC; Min temp: 23.0 degC; Humidity: 65 % (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2035.0 mm
Weather: Clear, blue skies and pleasant weather this morning too in Goa.

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
2004-10-20 07:33:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Oct 20, 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS: Video Clip from Goa on the first Session of HERITAGE
JAZZ YATRA organised by Armando Gonsalves of Trancemedia at Rebelo Mansion
at Betalbatim on October 10, 2004, at http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips_Heritage_Jazz Yatra_1:

IFFI INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE READY BY 31 OCT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on Tuesday stated that all the infra-structure for the coming International
Film festival of India 2004 would be ready by 31 October. (GT)

WILL IFFI ENTERTAIN THE LOCALS TOO: The Goa Entertainment Society, entrusted
with the task of organizing the event, is trying to offer the ordinary Goan
an opportunity, to at least view some movies and each of the festival days,
if anything. Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar said a 75 x 35 feet plasma
screen will be set up on Panjim's Miramar beach to enable 'public viewing'
of movies. (H)

CONTEST FOR RENAMING MULTIPLEXES: The Entertainment Society of Goa, Panaji,
will shortly hold a contest for renaming the four multiplexes constructed at
old GMC, Panjim. Announcing this, Chief Minister Parrikar told reporters
that the best entry would be awarded prizes. The Directorate of Information
and Publicity, Panaji, has extended the date to submit the concept campaign
designing for advertisement entry on the theme "Goa International Film
Festival of India" to 29 October this year. (GT)

TWO INJURED IN PARRA MISHAP: In an accident involving a Hero Honda
motorcycle and a Tata Indica car at Birttovaddo, Parra, at about 5 pm on
October 19, motorcycle rider, Mr Agnelo D'Souza and pillion rider Ms Ayesha
D'Costa were injured. Both have fractured their legs. (NT)

MARKETING COMPANY DUPES GOAN INVESTORS: The economic offences cell crime
branch police registered a case upon the complaint of Mr Milind Madhukar
Bhende from Mapusa against the owners of Venus Life Marketing Ltd for
allegedly duping of Goan investors to the tune of Rs.3 crore. (NT)

CYBERAGE SCHEME TO BE FINE-TUNED: Fine tuning of the Cyberage Scheme is in
the offing as it enters the third year of implementation during the ongoing
academic year, officials said. While as many as 13,437 students have availed
the benefits under the scheme during the last two years, as many as 12,000
students are expected to be covered under the scheme for the year 2004-05.
(H)

KARWAR DM BANS POOJA AT ANJEDIVA: The Karwar district magistrate imposed
section 144 in the entire district and has banned the latest attempt by
Bajrang Dal activist to perform a pooja on Anjediva Island. The District
Collector has banned the assembly of the Mitra Samaj and a procession
scheduled to be held on 20 and 21 October. (GT)

HELD FOR BUYING STOLEN GOODS: Ponda police arrested Girish Bholu Naik of
Madkai and Philip Fernandes of Mobor-Cavelossin for allegedly purchasing
stolen computers. Earlier Omkar Mishra, a native of Uttar Pradesh, had been
arrested in connection with the charges of theft of computers from two
different schools at Marcaim. (H)

TANKER ERUPTS IN FLAMES: In a freak accident, a tanker carrying gas
cylinders erupted in flames near Karmal Ghat on the South Goa border, on
October 19, afternoon. However, there were no casualties. (NT)

LOTS IN A NAME: Renaming of nearly a dozen city roads and the issue of
granting permission to beneficiaries to install kiosks to sell handicraft
items under a self-employment scheme is likely to be discussed at the
Corporation of the City of Panaji meeting on October 21. (GT)

GUIRDOLIM OPPOSES SPONGE IRON PLANT: The village Panchayat of Guirdolim has
resolved to oppose the setting up of a the Sponge Iron plant close to its
border in neighbouring Curtorim village. (H)

BOOK TO PREPARE LAITY FOR EXPOSITION: With the ST Francis Xavier Exposition
due to be held next month, Archbishop Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrao, has
released a book titled "Iatrekarank othmik jevonn" (Spiritual food for
pilgrims). (NT)

RIGHTS OF DISABLED: The Goa Legislators' forum has invited Jeff Rosen, a
Senior Member of the National Council on Disability of the United States, to
deliver a talk on "Integration of the Rights of the Disabled into Law and
State Policy - A World Perspective" and interact with the Members of the
Forum especially the present MLAs including the Ministers in order to widen
the horizons of the subject. (GT)

BRITISH WARSHIP COMING: Just weeks after a high-powered visit by two ships
and a nuclear submarine from the US Navy's Seventh Fleet, a Royal Navy
Frigate is scheduled to visit the State on 20 November. The HMS Campbeltown
will be on a goodwill visit - the second Royal Navy Vessel to do so this
year - that is a part of a larger programme for interaction between the
Indian and British armed forces. The destroyers "HMS Gloucester" also
visited Goa earlier this year. (Reuven Proenca in GT)

GOA'S RICE QUOTA REDUCED: Civil Supplies Minister Babu Ajgaonkar on Tuesday
expressed unhappiness over the Central government's decision to reduce Goa's
rice quota by 120 metric tones per month. Ajgaonkar told reporters that the
Union government was giving step-motherly treatment to the state when nearly
19,000 BPL (below poverty lines) families were availing the rice through the
fair price shops. (GT)

ST ESTEVAM VILLAGERS OPPOSE MERGER: Villagers of St Estevam are up in arms
against the proposed inclusion of the island in the Mayem constituency,
which is across the river Mandovi and is not a contiguous part of Tiswadi
taluka. At present, St Estevam is part of the Cumbarjua constituency. But
under the draft delimitation proposal, it is sought to be included in Mayem
segment of Bicholim taluka. A majority of the villagers have opposed the
proposal on the ground that the island (now conveniently linked by a bridge)
will be marginalized and alienated and suffer adversely in matters of
development. (GT)

"INITIATIVE ASSAGAO" LAUNCHED: The 'Initiative Assagao' involving the
adoption of the village by St Xavier's College, Mapusa, was launched
recently. The chief guest at a function at the Assagao Church hall was Fr
Heinencio D'Souza, parish priest of Assagao Church. The guest speaker was
Defny Lobo, a faculty member of the Goa Foundation, Mapusa. Nalisha Lin
Maria Dantas welcomed the gathering, while Pradeep Morajkar, co-ordinator
for the 'Initiative' proposed the vote of thanks. (H)

LINUX USERS GROUP MEET: India Linux Users Group (Goa) will have its meeting
at the Goa Science Centre Panjim on October 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm. GNU/Linux
user groups across the country are voluntary and not-for-profit
organisations that promote the use of Free Software. Membership of the LUG
is Free. Details at http://ilug-goa.swiki.net or tel 9822-122436. (H)

SHIFT ARCHIVES TO SECRETARIAT: It may be little known but the Goa Archives
was first located in the Secretariat from 1760 to 1953 and the Indian
Heritage Society has suggested that it be relocated from its Rua de Ourem
office to its rightful place. (GT)

PIETRO WINS KONKANI PUROSKAR: Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr has chosen the
renowned Konkani novelist and writer in Roman script, Bonaventure D'Pietro
(alias Bonaventure Peter Fernandes) as the recipient of Antonio Pereira
Konkani Puroskar 2004, for his contribution to Konkani literature, stage and
music. The award consists of a shawl, memento and a cheques of Rs.25,000 and
will be presented by Fr Casmiro D'Mello on 25th October at a public function
at TSKK premises. Bonaventure was born in Chinvar, Anjuna on 14 July 1943.
(GT)

WOMEN, CHILD UNIT: The State police department, stung by criticism on its
handling of crime against women and children, have announced the formation
of a special women and child protection unit that will be housed at a
separate police station. (GT)

POWER SHIFTS TO CHANDER: In what appears to be a political move the State
government has stripped Deputy Inspector General of Police NS Randhawa of
several key responsibilities and conferred them on DIG Muktesh Chander.

HISTORY HOUR AT XAVIER CENTRE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research,
Alto Porvorim, is organizing a discussion on "History - A Layman's Point of
View" on October 28 at 5.30 pm. The resource person will be Suresh Gundu
Amonkar, educationist and chairman and trustee of New Goa Education Trust
and GS Amonkar Vidya Mandir, Mapusa. (H)

FORTUNE FOLLOWS SALIGAO MAN: Washington-based Quentin Coelho (46), who
traces his roots to Saligao, had a mix of fortunes after he first learnt
that he had stomach cancer and then about winning a one million dollar
prizes. Quentin is a father of two and a night-shift worker at the Columbia
Home Depot store. After the horrifying news that he had cancer, he was
surprised after he called into a radio station contest. Rockville hit music
station HOT 99.5/WITH FM informed him that as the 100th caller in its
Hurricane Cash contest, he had won $1 million. "The prize couldn't have come
at a better time," he says. Referring to his problem, he feels "You wonder
what will happen. But this is a little bit of comfort. God is working."

S P O R T S

ASSAGAO YOUTH ENTER SEMIS: Assagao Youth Club scored a well-deserved 2-0 win
over Nagoa Sports Club, Arpora, to enter the semis of the Seagram Champions
Cup soccer tournament, at Arpora church grounds. (H)

PY MORJIN WIN: Parish youth, Morjim scored a 1-0 win over Friends XI, Vaddem
in the Bardez Cup soccer tournament in Candolim. (H)

GOA VELHA AHEAD: Goa Velha Sports Club overcame a stiff challenge from
Calangute Association before registering a 3-2 win in the Siolim Parish
Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church ground, Siolim. (H)

D E A T H S
19 Oct: Margao: FR MARTINHO NORONHA: Ex-parish priest of Candelaria
Parish, Baina, Vasco; son of late Canuto/late Maria Helena, brother of
Sarita/late Pedrito, Maria Luiza/Orlando and Lizette/Alexandre. No
Condolence Visits.
Margao-Pajifond: OSCAR OSWALD DIAS: (NPCC Abu Dhabi/Cavelossim); son of
late George Albert/late Flory, brother of Olive/Sales, Norbert,
Mabel/Raymond.
19 Oct: Utorda: JOANA REBELLO: wife of late Joao.
19 Oct: Merces: LUIZA FRNANDES: wife of Francisco Gonsalves, mother of
Anthony/Maria, Flavia/Francis Furtado, Lydia/Vineto Barreto, Edwin.
19 Oct: Chinchinim: ANICETO MARTINHO GRACIAS: husband of Martinha, father
of Bonny, Jackson, Fevon.

1ST DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF ALFRED ROSE: Eucharistic celebration on 21st
October at 7 pm at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai, offered by his
bereaved family.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.5 degC; Min temp: 23.0 degC; Humidity: 65 % (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2035.0 mm
Weather: Clear, blue skies and pleasant weather this morning too in Goa.

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
2004-10-20 07:33:38 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
Oct 20, 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS: Video Clip from Goa on the first Session of HERITAGE
JAZZ YATRA organised by Armando Gonsalves of Trancemedia at Rebelo Mansion
at Betalbatim on October 10, 2004, at http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips_Heritage_Jazz Yatra_1:

IFFI INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE READY BY 31 OCT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on Tuesday stated that all the infra-structure for the coming International
Film festival of India 2004 would be ready by 31 October. (GT)

WILL IFFI ENTERTAIN THE LOCALS TOO: The Goa Entertainment Society, entrusted
with the task of organizing the event, is trying to offer the ordinary Goan
an opportunity, to at least view some movies and each of the festival days,
if anything. Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar said a 75 x 35 feet plasma
screen will be set up on Panjim's Miramar beach to enable 'public viewing'
of movies. (H)

CONTEST FOR RENAMING MULTIPLEXES: The Entertainment Society of Goa, Panaji,
will shortly hold a contest for renaming the four multiplexes constructed at
old GMC, Panjim. Announcing this, Chief Minister Parrikar told reporters
that the best entry would be awarded prizes. The Directorate of Information
and Publicity, Panaji, has extended the date to submit the concept campaign
designing for advertisement entry on the theme "Goa International Film
Festival of India" to 29 October this year. (GT)

TWO INJURED IN PARRA MISHAP: In an accident involving a Hero Honda
motorcycle and a Tata Indica car at Birttovaddo, Parra, at about 5 pm on
October 19, motorcycle rider, Mr Agnelo D'Souza and pillion rider Ms Ayesha
D'Costa were injured. Both have fractured their legs. (NT)

MARKETING COMPANY DUPES GOAN INVESTORS: The economic offences cell crime
branch police registered a case upon the complaint of Mr Milind Madhukar
Bhende from Mapusa against the owners of Venus Life Marketing Ltd for
allegedly duping of Goan investors to the tune of Rs.3 crore. (NT)

CYBERAGE SCHEME TO BE FINE-TUNED: Fine tuning of the Cyberage Scheme is in
the offing as it enters the third year of implementation during the ongoing
academic year, officials said. While as many as 13,437 students have availed
the benefits under the scheme during the last two years, as many as 12,000
students are expected to be covered under the scheme for the year 2004-05.
(H)

KARWAR DM BANS POOJA AT ANJEDIVA: The Karwar district magistrate imposed
section 144 in the entire district and has banned the latest attempt by
Bajrang Dal activist to perform a pooja on Anjediva Island. The District
Collector has banned the assembly of the Mitra Samaj and a procession
scheduled to be held on 20 and 21 October. (GT)

HELD FOR BUYING STOLEN GOODS: Ponda police arrested Girish Bholu Naik of
Madkai and Philip Fernandes of Mobor-Cavelossin for allegedly purchasing
stolen computers. Earlier Omkar Mishra, a native of Uttar Pradesh, had been
arrested in connection with the charges of theft of computers from two
different schools at Marcaim. (H)

TANKER ERUPTS IN FLAMES: In a freak accident, a tanker carrying gas
cylinders erupted in flames near Karmal Ghat on the South Goa border, on
October 19, afternoon. However, there were no casualties. (NT)

LOTS IN A NAME: Renaming of nearly a dozen city roads and the issue of
granting permission to beneficiaries to install kiosks to sell handicraft
items under a self-employment scheme is likely to be discussed at the
Corporation of the City of Panaji meeting on October 21. (GT)

GUIRDOLIM OPPOSES SPONGE IRON PLANT: The village Panchayat of Guirdolim has
resolved to oppose the setting up of a the Sponge Iron plant close to its
border in neighbouring Curtorim village. (H)

BOOK TO PREPARE LAITY FOR EXPOSITION: With the ST Francis Xavier Exposition
due to be held next month, Archbishop Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrao, has
released a book titled "Iatrekarank othmik jevonn" (Spiritual food for
pilgrims). (NT)

RIGHTS OF DISABLED: The Goa Legislators' forum has invited Jeff Rosen, a
Senior Member of the National Council on Disability of the United States, to
deliver a talk on "Integration of the Rights of the Disabled into Law and
State Policy - A World Perspective" and interact with the Members of the
Forum especially the present MLAs including the Ministers in order to widen
the horizons of the subject. (GT)

BRITISH WARSHIP COMING: Just weeks after a high-powered visit by two ships
and a nuclear submarine from the US Navy's Seventh Fleet, a Royal Navy
Frigate is scheduled to visit the State on 20 November. The HMS Campbeltown
will be on a goodwill visit - the second Royal Navy Vessel to do so this
year - that is a part of a larger programme for interaction between the
Indian and British armed forces. The destroyers "HMS Gloucester" also
visited Goa earlier this year. (Reuven Proenca in GT)

GOA'S RICE QUOTA REDUCED: Civil Supplies Minister Babu Ajgaonkar on Tuesday
expressed unhappiness over the Central government's decision to reduce Goa's
rice quota by 120 metric tones per month. Ajgaonkar told reporters that the
Union government was giving step-motherly treatment to the state when nearly
19,000 BPL (below poverty lines) families were availing the rice through the
fair price shops. (GT)

ST ESTEVAM VILLAGERS OPPOSE MERGER: Villagers of St Estevam are up in arms
against the proposed inclusion of the island in the Mayem constituency,
which is across the river Mandovi and is not a contiguous part of Tiswadi
taluka. At present, St Estevam is part of the Cumbarjua constituency. But
under the draft delimitation proposal, it is sought to be included in Mayem
segment of Bicholim taluka. A majority of the villagers have opposed the
proposal on the ground that the island (now conveniently linked by a bridge)
will be marginalized and alienated and suffer adversely in matters of
development. (GT)

"INITIATIVE ASSAGAO" LAUNCHED: The 'Initiative Assagao' involving the
adoption of the village by St Xavier's College, Mapusa, was launched
recently. The chief guest at a function at the Assagao Church hall was Fr
Heinencio D'Souza, parish priest of Assagao Church. The guest speaker was
Defny Lobo, a faculty member of the Goa Foundation, Mapusa. Nalisha Lin
Maria Dantas welcomed the gathering, while Pradeep Morajkar, co-ordinator
for the 'Initiative' proposed the vote of thanks. (H)

LINUX USERS GROUP MEET: India Linux Users Group (Goa) will have its meeting
at the Goa Science Centre Panjim on October 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm. GNU/Linux
user groups across the country are voluntary and not-for-profit
organisations that promote the use of Free Software. Membership of the LUG
is Free. Details at http://ilug-goa.swiki.net or tel 9822-122436. (H)

SHIFT ARCHIVES TO SECRETARIAT: It may be little known but the Goa Archives
was first located in the Secretariat from 1760 to 1953 and the Indian
Heritage Society has suggested that it be relocated from its Rua de Ourem
office to its rightful place. (GT)

PIETRO WINS KONKANI PUROSKAR: Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr has chosen the
renowned Konkani novelist and writer in Roman script, Bonaventure D'Pietro
(alias Bonaventure Peter Fernandes) as the recipient of Antonio Pereira
Konkani Puroskar 2004, for his contribution to Konkani literature, stage and
music. The award consists of a shawl, memento and a cheques of Rs.25,000 and
will be presented by Fr Casmiro D'Mello on 25th October at a public function
at TSKK premises. Bonaventure was born in Chinvar, Anjuna on 14 July 1943.
(GT)

WOMEN, CHILD UNIT: The State police department, stung by criticism on its
handling of crime against women and children, have announced the formation
of a special women and child protection unit that will be housed at a
separate police station. (GT)

POWER SHIFTS TO CHANDER: In what appears to be a political move the State
government has stripped Deputy Inspector General of Police NS Randhawa of
several key responsibilities and conferred them on DIG Muktesh Chander.

HISTORY HOUR AT XAVIER CENTRE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research,
Alto Porvorim, is organizing a discussion on "History - A Layman's Point of
View" on October 28 at 5.30 pm. The resource person will be Suresh Gundu
Amonkar, educationist and chairman and trustee of New Goa Education Trust
and GS Amonkar Vidya Mandir, Mapusa. (H)

FORTUNE FOLLOWS SALIGAO MAN: Washington-based Quentin Coelho (46), who
traces his roots to Saligao, had a mix of fortunes after he first learnt
that he had stomach cancer and then about winning a one million dollar
prizes. Quentin is a father of two and a night-shift worker at the Columbia
Home Depot store. After the horrifying news that he had cancer, he was
surprised after he called into a radio station contest. Rockville hit music
station HOT 99.5/WITH FM informed him that as the 100th caller in its
Hurricane Cash contest, he had won $1 million. "The prize couldn't have come
at a better time," he says. Referring to his problem, he feels "You wonder
what will happen. But this is a little bit of comfort. God is working."

S P O R T S

ASSAGAO YOUTH ENTER SEMIS: Assagao Youth Club scored a well-deserved 2-0 win
over Nagoa Sports Club, Arpora, to enter the semis of the Seagram Champions
Cup soccer tournament, at Arpora church grounds. (H)

PY MORJIN WIN: Parish youth, Morjim scored a 1-0 win over Friends XI, Vaddem
in the Bardez Cup soccer tournament in Candolim. (H)

GOA VELHA AHEAD: Goa Velha Sports Club overcame a stiff challenge from
Calangute Association before registering a 3-2 win in the Siolim Parish
Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church ground, Siolim. (H)

D E A T H S
19 Oct: Margao: FR MARTINHO NORONHA: Ex-parish priest of Candelaria
Parish, Baina, Vasco; son of late Canuto/late Maria Helena, brother of
Sarita/late Pedrito, Maria Luiza/Orlando and Lizette/Alexandre. No
Condolence Visits.
Margao-Pajifond: OSCAR OSWALD DIAS: (NPCC Abu Dhabi/Cavelossim); son of
late George Albert/late Flory, brother of Olive/Sales, Norbert,
Mabel/Raymond.
19 Oct: Utorda: JOANA REBELLO: wife of late Joao.
19 Oct: Merces: LUIZA FRNANDES: wife of Francisco Gonsalves, mother of
Anthony/Maria, Flavia/Francis Furtado, Lydia/Vineto Barreto, Edwin.
19 Oct: Chinchinim: ANICETO MARTINHO GRACIAS: husband of Martinha, father
of Bonny, Jackson, Fevon.

1ST DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF ALFRED ROSE: Eucharistic celebration on 21st
October at 7 pm at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai, offered by his
bereaved family.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.5 degC; Min temp: 23.0 degC; Humidity: 65 % (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2035.0 mm
Weather: Clear, blue skies and pleasant weather this morning too in Goa.

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
2004-10-20 07:33:38 UTC
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Oct 20, 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWS: Video Clip from Goa on the first Session of HERITAGE
JAZZ YATRA organised by Armando Gonsalves of Trancemedia at Rebelo Mansion
at Betalbatim on October 10, 2004, at http://www.goacom.com/news
Clips_Heritage_Jazz Yatra_1:

IFFI INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE READY BY 31 OCT: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
on Tuesday stated that all the infra-structure for the coming International
Film festival of India 2004 would be ready by 31 October. (GT)

WILL IFFI ENTERTAIN THE LOCALS TOO: The Goa Entertainment Society, entrusted
with the task of organizing the event, is trying to offer the ordinary Goan
an opportunity, to at least view some movies and each of the festival days,
if anything. Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar said a 75 x 35 feet plasma
screen will be set up on Panjim's Miramar beach to enable 'public viewing'
of movies. (H)

CONTEST FOR RENAMING MULTIPLEXES: The Entertainment Society of Goa, Panaji,
will shortly hold a contest for renaming the four multiplexes constructed at
old GMC, Panjim. Announcing this, Chief Minister Parrikar told reporters
that the best entry would be awarded prizes. The Directorate of Information
and Publicity, Panaji, has extended the date to submit the concept campaign
designing for advertisement entry on the theme "Goa International Film
Festival of India" to 29 October this year. (GT)

TWO INJURED IN PARRA MISHAP: In an accident involving a Hero Honda
motorcycle and a Tata Indica car at Birttovaddo, Parra, at about 5 pm on
October 19, motorcycle rider, Mr Agnelo D'Souza and pillion rider Ms Ayesha
D'Costa were injured. Both have fractured their legs. (NT)

MARKETING COMPANY DUPES GOAN INVESTORS: The economic offences cell crime
branch police registered a case upon the complaint of Mr Milind Madhukar
Bhende from Mapusa against the owners of Venus Life Marketing Ltd for
allegedly duping of Goan investors to the tune of Rs.3 crore. (NT)

CYBERAGE SCHEME TO BE FINE-TUNED: Fine tuning of the Cyberage Scheme is in
the offing as it enters the third year of implementation during the ongoing
academic year, officials said. While as many as 13,437 students have availed
the benefits under the scheme during the last two years, as many as 12,000
students are expected to be covered under the scheme for the year 2004-05.
(H)

KARWAR DM BANS POOJA AT ANJEDIVA: The Karwar district magistrate imposed
section 144 in the entire district and has banned the latest attempt by
Bajrang Dal activist to perform a pooja on Anjediva Island. The District
Collector has banned the assembly of the Mitra Samaj and a procession
scheduled to be held on 20 and 21 October. (GT)

HELD FOR BUYING STOLEN GOODS: Ponda police arrested Girish Bholu Naik of
Madkai and Philip Fernandes of Mobor-Cavelossin for allegedly purchasing
stolen computers. Earlier Omkar Mishra, a native of Uttar Pradesh, had been
arrested in connection with the charges of theft of computers from two
different schools at Marcaim. (H)

TANKER ERUPTS IN FLAMES: In a freak accident, a tanker carrying gas
cylinders erupted in flames near Karmal Ghat on the South Goa border, on
October 19, afternoon. However, there were no casualties. (NT)

LOTS IN A NAME: Renaming of nearly a dozen city roads and the issue of
granting permission to beneficiaries to install kiosks to sell handicraft
items under a self-employment scheme is likely to be discussed at the
Corporation of the City of Panaji meeting on October 21. (GT)

GUIRDOLIM OPPOSES SPONGE IRON PLANT: The village Panchayat of Guirdolim has
resolved to oppose the setting up of a the Sponge Iron plant close to its
border in neighbouring Curtorim village. (H)

BOOK TO PREPARE LAITY FOR EXPOSITION: With the ST Francis Xavier Exposition
due to be held next month, Archbishop Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrao, has
released a book titled "Iatrekarank othmik jevonn" (Spiritual food for
pilgrims). (NT)

RIGHTS OF DISABLED: The Goa Legislators' forum has invited Jeff Rosen, a
Senior Member of the National Council on Disability of the United States, to
deliver a talk on "Integration of the Rights of the Disabled into Law and
State Policy - A World Perspective" and interact with the Members of the
Forum especially the present MLAs including the Ministers in order to widen
the horizons of the subject. (GT)

BRITISH WARSHIP COMING: Just weeks after a high-powered visit by two ships
and a nuclear submarine from the US Navy's Seventh Fleet, a Royal Navy
Frigate is scheduled to visit the State on 20 November. The HMS Campbeltown
will be on a goodwill visit - the second Royal Navy Vessel to do so this
year - that is a part of a larger programme for interaction between the
Indian and British armed forces. The destroyers "HMS Gloucester" also
visited Goa earlier this year. (Reuven Proenca in GT)

GOA'S RICE QUOTA REDUCED: Civil Supplies Minister Babu Ajgaonkar on Tuesday
expressed unhappiness over the Central government's decision to reduce Goa's
rice quota by 120 metric tones per month. Ajgaonkar told reporters that the
Union government was giving step-motherly treatment to the state when nearly
19,000 BPL (below poverty lines) families were availing the rice through the
fair price shops. (GT)

ST ESTEVAM VILLAGERS OPPOSE MERGER: Villagers of St Estevam are up in arms
against the proposed inclusion of the island in the Mayem constituency,
which is across the river Mandovi and is not a contiguous part of Tiswadi
taluka. At present, St Estevam is part of the Cumbarjua constituency. But
under the draft delimitation proposal, it is sought to be included in Mayem
segment of Bicholim taluka. A majority of the villagers have opposed the
proposal on the ground that the island (now conveniently linked by a bridge)
will be marginalized and alienated and suffer adversely in matters of
development. (GT)

"INITIATIVE ASSAGAO" LAUNCHED: The 'Initiative Assagao' involving the
adoption of the village by St Xavier's College, Mapusa, was launched
recently. The chief guest at a function at the Assagao Church hall was Fr
Heinencio D'Souza, parish priest of Assagao Church. The guest speaker was
Defny Lobo, a faculty member of the Goa Foundation, Mapusa. Nalisha Lin
Maria Dantas welcomed the gathering, while Pradeep Morajkar, co-ordinator
for the 'Initiative' proposed the vote of thanks. (H)

LINUX USERS GROUP MEET: India Linux Users Group (Goa) will have its meeting
at the Goa Science Centre Panjim on October 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm. GNU/Linux
user groups across the country are voluntary and not-for-profit
organisations that promote the use of Free Software. Membership of the LUG
is Free. Details at http://ilug-goa.swiki.net or tel 9822-122436. (H)

SHIFT ARCHIVES TO SECRETARIAT: It may be little known but the Goa Archives
was first located in the Secretariat from 1760 to 1953 and the Indian
Heritage Society has suggested that it be relocated from its Rua de Ourem
office to its rightful place. (GT)

PIETRO WINS KONKANI PUROSKAR: Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr has chosen the
renowned Konkani novelist and writer in Roman script, Bonaventure D'Pietro
(alias Bonaventure Peter Fernandes) as the recipient of Antonio Pereira
Konkani Puroskar 2004, for his contribution to Konkani literature, stage and
music. The award consists of a shawl, memento and a cheques of Rs.25,000 and
will be presented by Fr Casmiro D'Mello on 25th October at a public function
at TSKK premises. Bonaventure was born in Chinvar, Anjuna on 14 July 1943.
(GT)

WOMEN, CHILD UNIT: The State police department, stung by criticism on its
handling of crime against women and children, have announced the formation
of a special women and child protection unit that will be housed at a
separate police station. (GT)

POWER SHIFTS TO CHANDER: In what appears to be a political move the State
government has stripped Deputy Inspector General of Police NS Randhawa of
several key responsibilities and conferred them on DIG Muktesh Chander.

HISTORY HOUR AT XAVIER CENTRE: The Xavier Centre of Historical Research,
Alto Porvorim, is organizing a discussion on "History - A Layman's Point of
View" on October 28 at 5.30 pm. The resource person will be Suresh Gundu
Amonkar, educationist and chairman and trustee of New Goa Education Trust
and GS Amonkar Vidya Mandir, Mapusa. (H)

FORTUNE FOLLOWS SALIGAO MAN: Washington-based Quentin Coelho (46), who
traces his roots to Saligao, had a mix of fortunes after he first learnt
that he had stomach cancer and then about winning a one million dollar
prizes. Quentin is a father of two and a night-shift worker at the Columbia
Home Depot store. After the horrifying news that he had cancer, he was
surprised after he called into a radio station contest. Rockville hit music
station HOT 99.5/WITH FM informed him that as the 100th caller in its
Hurricane Cash contest, he had won $1 million. "The prize couldn't have come
at a better time," he says. Referring to his problem, he feels "You wonder
what will happen. But this is a little bit of comfort. God is working."

S P O R T S

ASSAGAO YOUTH ENTER SEMIS: Assagao Youth Club scored a well-deserved 2-0 win
over Nagoa Sports Club, Arpora, to enter the semis of the Seagram Champions
Cup soccer tournament, at Arpora church grounds. (H)

PY MORJIN WIN: Parish youth, Morjim scored a 1-0 win over Friends XI, Vaddem
in the Bardez Cup soccer tournament in Candolim. (H)

GOA VELHA AHEAD: Goa Velha Sports Club overcame a stiff challenge from
Calangute Association before registering a 3-2 win in the Siolim Parish
Youth Cup, at St Anthony's Church ground, Siolim. (H)

D E A T H S
19 Oct: Margao: FR MARTINHO NORONHA: Ex-parish priest of Candelaria
Parish, Baina, Vasco; son of late Canuto/late Maria Helena, brother of
Sarita/late Pedrito, Maria Luiza/Orlando and Lizette/Alexandre. No
Condolence Visits.
Margao-Pajifond: OSCAR OSWALD DIAS: (NPCC Abu Dhabi/Cavelossim); son of
late George Albert/late Flory, brother of Olive/Sales, Norbert,
Mabel/Raymond.
19 Oct: Utorda: JOANA REBELLO: wife of late Joao.
19 Oct: Merces: LUIZA FRNANDES: wife of Francisco Gonsalves, mother of
Anthony/Maria, Flavia/Francis Furtado, Lydia/Vineto Barreto, Edwin.
19 Oct: Chinchinim: ANICETO MARTINHO GRACIAS: husband of Martinha, father
of Bonny, Jackson, Fevon.

1ST DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF ALFRED ROSE: Eucharistic celebration on 21st
October at 7 pm at St Michael's Church, Mahim, Mumbai, offered by his
bereaved family.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 30.5 degC; Min temp: 23.0 degC; Humidity: 65 % (Yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2035.0 mm
Weather: Clear, blue skies and pleasant weather this morning too in Goa.

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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