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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 21, 2003

WAR DENTS THEIR HOPES: The US-Iraq war has put on hold dreams of a group of
Goan youth, who were to leave by an Indian Airlines flight today (March 20)
to take up jobs in Kuwait. Reliable sources said that around 100 candidates
had been selected by a recruiting agency for mostly catering jobs and they
were to leave in two batches to Kuwait. Many of the youth were
first-timers. Some of them were determined not to lose their jobs and were
prepared to risk their lives to travel to the war-zone. (GT)

GOAN EXPATRIATES START RETURNING: After spending several anxious day, Goans
today (March 20) heaved a sigh of relief as their kith and kin started
arriving from the war-stricken Gulf. Of the 1235 passengers, who arrived in
four special Indian Airlines flights operated from Kuwait to Mumbai, about
50 were from Goa. Apart from this, four other Goan families were on board
the special flight, which arrived in Delhi from Baghdad. (NT)

CM IN TOUCH WITH CENTRE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured all
possible assistance to the Goans working in the Gulf countries in view of
the Iraq war that has broken out. Parrikar said he was closely monitoring
the situation in the Gulf countries and was in constant touch with the
Union government taking up the cause of Gulf Goans in providing assistance
to those in need. (GT)

NCP CALLS FOR GOVT ACTION PLAN: Nationalist Congress Party General
Secretary and spokesperson Surendra Furtado has called upon the State
government to spell out its plan of action to ensure the safety of Goans
employed in the Gulf. Mr Furtado, in a press release, has stated the Union
government has still not spelt out its contingency plan vis-?-vis the Gulf
Goans, and added that the Union aviation Ministry has compounded the issue
by declaring its intentions to suspend flights to Bahrain, Kuwait and other
areas in the event of an outbreak of war. (H)

MUMBAI CELL TO HELP: A round-the-clock Control Cell manned by senior
officials has been set up at Mumbai airport to monitor various activities
and help the public vis-?-vis the outbreak of war in Iraq. (GT)

SHIGMO IN PONDA: Anandi Mandal, Corlim-Mapusa, Navdurga Shigmotsav Mandal,
Madkai, and Siddhinayak Kala Sangh, Mardol, swept the floats (Rs.30,000),
romtamell and float dance competitions respectively organized by Ponda
Taluka Antruz Shigmotsav Samiti in Ponda on Wednesday. (GT)

IN MARGAO: The Madgao Shigmotsav Samiti has promised attractive prizes and
a variety of entertainment programme on March 21, when the traditional
float parade will take to the streets. "We are expecting a huge crowd for
the parade," said the Minister for Power, Mr Digamber Kamat, who heads the
Shigmotsav Samiti. (NT)

SCHOOL VACATIONS: According to a DI press release, the first term declared
is from June 9 to October 18, 2003 and the second terms from November 10,
2003, to April 24, 2004. The Diwali vacation will be held from October 20
to November 8 while the Christmas one is from December 24, 2003, to January
2, 2004. The summer vacation declared is from April 26 to June 5, 2004. (H)

THIRSTY DAY DAYS AHEAD FOR BARDEZ: Bardez taluka is likely to face acute
shortage of drinking water this summer even as supply has already been
reduced to half of normal. The actual need of water for Bardez taluka has
been 65 million litres with five hours of supply daily. However, as of
today the department has been supplying just 35 million litres water per
day. (GT)

ELECTRICITY POLE AS MAKE-SHIFT BRIDGE: With authorities ignoring their
pleas, residents of Rivona have hit upon a novel make-shift 'bridge' to
cross a rivuletan electricity pole. Villagers residing in Madhe ward of
Rivona panchayat have a tough time in crossing the rivulet that connects
their ward to the neighbouring Kavrem ward. (H)

GOANS TO ATTEND SATYAGRAHA FOR RAM TEMPLE: One thousand people from Goa
would participate in the satyagraha to be held in Delhi on March 28 on the
Ramjanmabhumi issue, announced Mr Dada Vedak, Organising Secretary of
Western Region, Vishwa Hindu Parishad during a press briefing at a Panjim
hotel on March 20. (H)

CHANTING PROCESSION TO RESTORE GLORY OF HINDUISM: To awaken Hindus against
denigration through "distorted dramas" and to bring back the glory of
Hinduism, a chanting procession was organized in Margao on March 20 evening
under the banner of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. (H)

HSSC EXAMS BEGIN: In the higher secondary examinations in four streams
starting at 13 centres, a total of 11,710 candidates are set to appear
today even as all preparations have been finalised for their conduct. (GT)

MOVE TO OUST LOUTOLIM SARPANCH FLOPS: A move to dislodge Loutulim Sarpanch
Xavier Fernandes by the opposition fizzled out after the ruling group
members managed to bury the hatchet in time. (GT)

IN POLICE NET: Police in Margao arrested Akbar Hussein on charges of
subjecting his wife (Saira Khan) to harassment for dowry. In another
incident, police arrested on Gavin D'Costa from Raia for allegedly
outraging the modesty of a girl at her work place in Comba, Margao. (GT)

BREAST CANCER AMONGST YOUNG GOANS: The incidence of breast cancer in Goa is
on the rise, and is increasingly affecting the younger age groups.
According to Dr Shekhar Salkar, Cancer and Laparoscopic surgeon, until some
years ago majority of cases used to be in the age group of 50-plus but now
alarmingly 90 per cent of the cases are in the 35-50 age group. (H)

INDIAN PORTS ASSCN MEET: The Indian Ports Association, which is the apex
association of 12 major ports in India, held its 115th governing body meet
in Goa yesterday (March 20). The governing body considered various
important issues like land lease policy of major ports and also considered
inclusion of the new vendors in the shortlist for manufacture and supply of
port equipment and floating crafts. (GT)

IA FARES HIKED: Domestic carrier Indian Airlines today (March 20) hiked its
fares by 15 per cent across the board from March 26 due to a massive
increase in the prices of aviation turbine fuel. (PTI report in Herald)

INCLUSION OF CHORAO IN MAYEM OPPOSED: Chodan-Maddel Sarpanch Rama Kubal has
opposed the reported move to include the Chorao village in the Mayem
constituency. (GT)

ON KILLED IN RAIA MISHAP: A pedestrian, Santan Pires (74) of Mazilvaddo,
Raia, was killed at Raia yesterday in a road accident, when he was knocked
down by a two-wheeler. (GT)

"SAAD" WORKSHOP: Bailancho Saad and Centre for Women's Development Studies,
New Delhi, are organizing a workshop, intended to address the concerns of
the declining sex ration in Goa, to examine the implementation of the
Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and to work out a plan of action to
address the issues, at the Caritas Holiday Home Conference Hall at St Inez,
Panaji, on March 26 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. (GT)

KONKANI SEMINAR: The Konkani Department of St Xavier's College, Mapusa,
will organize an one-day subject update seminar on the theme "Katha
Samiksha: Dasha and Disha" for Konkani teachers, on March 29 from 9.30 am
to 5 pm. Contact office on 2262356. (GT)

PORTUGUESE CLASSES: Instituto Camoes, Patto Plaza, Panaji, will be holding
Portuguese language classes for beginners from 28 April to 30 May in
Panaji, Margao and Vasco, for adults as well as children above 14 years.
Contact 5641013 or email: camoesgoa at sify.com (GT)

GCL MANAGER IN CALIFORNIA: Ravindra N Narvekar, DGM (Production) of the Goa
Carbon Limited presented a technical paper titled "Importance of
granulometry in calcined petroleum coke at the Minerals, Metals & Materials
Society 2003 conference at San Diego, California recently. The presentation
was attended by a large number of delegates from metal producers of
Aluminium of world repute. (GT)

YOLANDA'S CRICKET PAINTINGS: While cricket enthusiasts have been glued to
the TV during the matches and involved in discussing about the World Cup
Cricket finals, footballer-cum-artist Yolanda D'Souza Kammermeier, who just
recently had an exhibition of the Football world cup, is busy with her
cricket paintings "India on Trail". The exhibition will be inaugurated on
March 22 at 5.00 pm. The series of paintings in acrylic on canvas will
depict the stellar performances by teams and individuals. Says Yolanda, "I
am confident that the Indian cricket team will win in the finals against
Australia. Hence I want all cricket lovers to get together and hail our
team." (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

WORLD OK DINGHY SAILING: The scenic Vainguinim Beach will play host to the
prestigious OK Dinghy World Sailing Championship which gets underway on
March 28 and concludes on April 4. The championship, which will be sailed
off Cidade de Goa, will be witnessing around 20 competitors from around 8
countries. (H)

NAVELIM DOWN ARPORA: Navelim Sporting edged past fighting Arpora Sporting
by a solitary goal in the London Trophy soccer tournament, organized by Goa
Velha Sports Club. (H)

D E A T H S
18 Mar: Canada: DAMIAO RODRIGUES, husband of Clara, father of
Rosy/Evaristo (Canada), Fr Jose (London/Pilar), Manuelita/Inacio,
Victoria/Albert (Dubai), Joasinho/Juliet (Canada), Xavier/Savita (Canada),
Michael (Canada)/Sevisa.
20 Mar: HIRABAI ANANT NAGARSHEKAR, wife of Anant, mother of Dr
Jeetendra/Milan, Shubjhangi/Ajit Virginkar.
20 Mar: Alto Porvorim: SUREKHA L KAMAT, wife of late LY Kamat, mother
of Rajendra, Ramchandra, Gauri D Agshikar and late Sandeep.
20 Mar: Neuro-Azossim: MANUEL PIEDADE RAPOSO, husband of Hilda, father
of Annie/Pascoal, Salomie, Gracy and Hozana.
20 Mar: Tivim-Meia Fort: MANUEL AGUSTINE FERNANDES, husband of Sabina,
father of Adv Felicia, Gabriel, Johnny and Michael.
15 Mar: Thika, Kenya: FRANCIS XAVIER DEMELLO, Husband of Flora, Father of
Derek (U.K.), the late Anne (Buna) and Tony (UK). Funeral Mass at St.
Patrick's, Thika, 12.00 p.m. on 20th Mar, and burial at Langata Cemetery at
2.30 p.m. [From Sylvia Pires, GWS, Nairobi].
18 Mar: Massama, Lisbon: ANGELA COLA?O DIAS, 48, the eldest daughter of
Maria Manuela Cola?o & late Jos? Cust?dio Dias; sister/sister-in-law of
Maria da Luz, Jos? Eurico/Sandra, Jo?o Carlos/Elizabete, Paulo/Bernadette
(London),passed away suddenly in a very tragic accident. Your kind prayers
will be deeply appreciated at this very difficult time. Condolences to:
PauloD at iname.com [of the Goan Musical Society. UK].

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.0 deg C (80.6 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.5 deg C, Humidity: 83% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The weather is quite warm this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-21 05:49:46 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 21, 2003

WAR DENTS THEIR HOPES: The US-Iraq war has put on hold dreams of a group of
Goan youth, who were to leave by an Indian Airlines flight today (March 20)
to take up jobs in Kuwait. Reliable sources said that around 100 candidates
had been selected by a recruiting agency for mostly catering jobs and they
were to leave in two batches to Kuwait. Many of the youth were
first-timers. Some of them were determined not to lose their jobs and were
prepared to risk their lives to travel to the war-zone. (GT)

GOAN EXPATRIATES START RETURNING: After spending several anxious day, Goans
today (March 20) heaved a sigh of relief as their kith and kin started
arriving from the war-stricken Gulf. Of the 1235 passengers, who arrived in
four special Indian Airlines flights operated from Kuwait to Mumbai, about
50 were from Goa. Apart from this, four other Goan families were on board
the special flight, which arrived in Delhi from Baghdad. (NT)

CM IN TOUCH WITH CENTRE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured all
possible assistance to the Goans working in the Gulf countries in view of
the Iraq war that has broken out. Parrikar said he was closely monitoring
the situation in the Gulf countries and was in constant touch with the
Union government taking up the cause of Gulf Goans in providing assistance
to those in need. (GT)

NCP CALLS FOR GOVT ACTION PLAN: Nationalist Congress Party General
Secretary and spokesperson Surendra Furtado has called upon the State
government to spell out its plan of action to ensure the safety of Goans
employed in the Gulf. Mr Furtado, in a press release, has stated the Union
government has still not spelt out its contingency plan vis-?-vis the Gulf
Goans, and added that the Union aviation Ministry has compounded the issue
by declaring its intentions to suspend flights to Bahrain, Kuwait and other
areas in the event of an outbreak of war. (H)

MUMBAI CELL TO HELP: A round-the-clock Control Cell manned by senior
officials has been set up at Mumbai airport to monitor various activities
and help the public vis-?-vis the outbreak of war in Iraq. (GT)

SHIGMO IN PONDA: Anandi Mandal, Corlim-Mapusa, Navdurga Shigmotsav Mandal,
Madkai, and Siddhinayak Kala Sangh, Mardol, swept the floats (Rs.30,000),
romtamell and float dance competitions respectively organized by Ponda
Taluka Antruz Shigmotsav Samiti in Ponda on Wednesday. (GT)

IN MARGAO: The Madgao Shigmotsav Samiti has promised attractive prizes and
a variety of entertainment programme on March 21, when the traditional
float parade will take to the streets. "We are expecting a huge crowd for
the parade," said the Minister for Power, Mr Digamber Kamat, who heads the
Shigmotsav Samiti. (NT)

SCHOOL VACATIONS: According to a DI press release, the first term declared
is from June 9 to October 18, 2003 and the second terms from November 10,
2003, to April 24, 2004. The Diwali vacation will be held from October 20
to November 8 while the Christmas one is from December 24, 2003, to January
2, 2004. The summer vacation declared is from April 26 to June 5, 2004. (H)

THIRSTY DAY DAYS AHEAD FOR BARDEZ: Bardez taluka is likely to face acute
shortage of drinking water this summer even as supply has already been
reduced to half of normal. The actual need of water for Bardez taluka has
been 65 million litres with five hours of supply daily. However, as of
today the department has been supplying just 35 million litres water per
day. (GT)

ELECTRICITY POLE AS MAKE-SHIFT BRIDGE: With authorities ignoring their
pleas, residents of Rivona have hit upon a novel make-shift 'bridge' to
cross a rivuletan electricity pole. Villagers residing in Madhe ward of
Rivona panchayat have a tough time in crossing the rivulet that connects
their ward to the neighbouring Kavrem ward. (H)

GOANS TO ATTEND SATYAGRAHA FOR RAM TEMPLE: One thousand people from Goa
would participate in the satyagraha to be held in Delhi on March 28 on the
Ramjanmabhumi issue, announced Mr Dada Vedak, Organising Secretary of
Western Region, Vishwa Hindu Parishad during a press briefing at a Panjim
hotel on March 20. (H)

CHANTING PROCESSION TO RESTORE GLORY OF HINDUISM: To awaken Hindus against
denigration through "distorted dramas" and to bring back the glory of
Hinduism, a chanting procession was organized in Margao on March 20 evening
under the banner of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. (H)

HSSC EXAMS BEGIN: In the higher secondary examinations in four streams
starting at 13 centres, a total of 11,710 candidates are set to appear
today even as all preparations have been finalised for their conduct. (GT)

MOVE TO OUST LOUTOLIM SARPANCH FLOPS: A move to dislodge Loutulim Sarpanch
Xavier Fernandes by the opposition fizzled out after the ruling group
members managed to bury the hatchet in time. (GT)

IN POLICE NET: Police in Margao arrested Akbar Hussein on charges of
subjecting his wife (Saira Khan) to harassment for dowry. In another
incident, police arrested on Gavin D'Costa from Raia for allegedly
outraging the modesty of a girl at her work place in Comba, Margao. (GT)

BREAST CANCER AMONGST YOUNG GOANS: The incidence of breast cancer in Goa is
on the rise, and is increasingly affecting the younger age groups.
According to Dr Shekhar Salkar, Cancer and Laparoscopic surgeon, until some
years ago majority of cases used to be in the age group of 50-plus but now
alarmingly 90 per cent of the cases are in the 35-50 age group. (H)

INDIAN PORTS ASSCN MEET: The Indian Ports Association, which is the apex
association of 12 major ports in India, held its 115th governing body meet
in Goa yesterday (March 20). The governing body considered various
important issues like land lease policy of major ports and also considered
inclusion of the new vendors in the shortlist for manufacture and supply of
port equipment and floating crafts. (GT)

IA FARES HIKED: Domestic carrier Indian Airlines today (March 20) hiked its
fares by 15 per cent across the board from March 26 due to a massive
increase in the prices of aviation turbine fuel. (PTI report in Herald)

INCLUSION OF CHORAO IN MAYEM OPPOSED: Chodan-Maddel Sarpanch Rama Kubal has
opposed the reported move to include the Chorao village in the Mayem
constituency. (GT)

ON KILLED IN RAIA MISHAP: A pedestrian, Santan Pires (74) of Mazilvaddo,
Raia, was killed at Raia yesterday in a road accident, when he was knocked
down by a two-wheeler. (GT)

"SAAD" WORKSHOP: Bailancho Saad and Centre for Women's Development Studies,
New Delhi, are organizing a workshop, intended to address the concerns of
the declining sex ration in Goa, to examine the implementation of the
Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and to work out a plan of action to
address the issues, at the Caritas Holiday Home Conference Hall at St Inez,
Panaji, on March 26 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. (GT)

KONKANI SEMINAR: The Konkani Department of St Xavier's College, Mapusa,
will organize an one-day subject update seminar on the theme "Katha
Samiksha: Dasha and Disha" for Konkani teachers, on March 29 from 9.30 am
to 5 pm. Contact office on 2262356. (GT)

PORTUGUESE CLASSES: Instituto Camoes, Patto Plaza, Panaji, will be holding
Portuguese language classes for beginners from 28 April to 30 May in
Panaji, Margao and Vasco, for adults as well as children above 14 years.
Contact 5641013 or email: camoesgoa at sify.com (GT)

GCL MANAGER IN CALIFORNIA: Ravindra N Narvekar, DGM (Production) of the Goa
Carbon Limited presented a technical paper titled "Importance of
granulometry in calcined petroleum coke at the Minerals, Metals & Materials
Society 2003 conference at San Diego, California recently. The presentation
was attended by a large number of delegates from metal producers of
Aluminium of world repute. (GT)

YOLANDA'S CRICKET PAINTINGS: While cricket enthusiasts have been glued to
the TV during the matches and involved in discussing about the World Cup
Cricket finals, footballer-cum-artist Yolanda D'Souza Kammermeier, who just
recently had an exhibition of the Football world cup, is busy with her
cricket paintings "India on Trail". The exhibition will be inaugurated on
March 22 at 5.00 pm. The series of paintings in acrylic on canvas will
depict the stellar performances by teams and individuals. Says Yolanda, "I
am confident that the Indian cricket team will win in the finals against
Australia. Hence I want all cricket lovers to get together and hail our
team." (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

WORLD OK DINGHY SAILING: The scenic Vainguinim Beach will play host to the
prestigious OK Dinghy World Sailing Championship which gets underway on
March 28 and concludes on April 4. The championship, which will be sailed
off Cidade de Goa, will be witnessing around 20 competitors from around 8
countries. (H)

NAVELIM DOWN ARPORA: Navelim Sporting edged past fighting Arpora Sporting
by a solitary goal in the London Trophy soccer tournament, organized by Goa
Velha Sports Club. (H)

D E A T H S
18 Mar: Canada: DAMIAO RODRIGUES, husband of Clara, father of
Rosy/Evaristo (Canada), Fr Jose (London/Pilar), Manuelita/Inacio,
Victoria/Albert (Dubai), Joasinho/Juliet (Canada), Xavier/Savita (Canada),
Michael (Canada)/Sevisa.
20 Mar: HIRABAI ANANT NAGARSHEKAR, wife of Anant, mother of Dr
Jeetendra/Milan, Shubjhangi/Ajit Virginkar.
20 Mar: Alto Porvorim: SUREKHA L KAMAT, wife of late LY Kamat, mother
of Rajendra, Ramchandra, Gauri D Agshikar and late Sandeep.
20 Mar: Neuro-Azossim: MANUEL PIEDADE RAPOSO, husband of Hilda, father
of Annie/Pascoal, Salomie, Gracy and Hozana.
20 Mar: Tivim-Meia Fort: MANUEL AGUSTINE FERNANDES, husband of Sabina,
father of Adv Felicia, Gabriel, Johnny and Michael.
15 Mar: Thika, Kenya: FRANCIS XAVIER DEMELLO, Husband of Flora, Father of
Derek (U.K.), the late Anne (Buna) and Tony (UK). Funeral Mass at St.
Patrick's, Thika, 12.00 p.m. on 20th Mar, and burial at Langata Cemetery at
2.30 p.m. [From Sylvia Pires, GWS, Nairobi].
18 Mar: Massama, Lisbon: ANGELA COLA?O DIAS, 48, the eldest daughter of
Maria Manuela Cola?o & late Jos? Cust?dio Dias; sister/sister-in-law of
Maria da Luz, Jos? Eurico/Sandra, Jo?o Carlos/Elizabete, Paulo/Bernadette
(London),passed away suddenly in a very tragic accident. Your kind prayers
will be deeply appreciated at this very difficult time. Condolences to:
PauloD at iname.com [of the Goan Musical Society. UK].

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.0 deg C (80.6 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.5 deg C, Humidity: 83% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The weather is quite warm this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-21 05:49:46 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 21, 2003

WAR DENTS THEIR HOPES: The US-Iraq war has put on hold dreams of a group of
Goan youth, who were to leave by an Indian Airlines flight today (March 20)
to take up jobs in Kuwait. Reliable sources said that around 100 candidates
had been selected by a recruiting agency for mostly catering jobs and they
were to leave in two batches to Kuwait. Many of the youth were
first-timers. Some of them were determined not to lose their jobs and were
prepared to risk their lives to travel to the war-zone. (GT)

GOAN EXPATRIATES START RETURNING: After spending several anxious day, Goans
today (March 20) heaved a sigh of relief as their kith and kin started
arriving from the war-stricken Gulf. Of the 1235 passengers, who arrived in
four special Indian Airlines flights operated from Kuwait to Mumbai, about
50 were from Goa. Apart from this, four other Goan families were on board
the special flight, which arrived in Delhi from Baghdad. (NT)

CM IN TOUCH WITH CENTRE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured all
possible assistance to the Goans working in the Gulf countries in view of
the Iraq war that has broken out. Parrikar said he was closely monitoring
the situation in the Gulf countries and was in constant touch with the
Union government taking up the cause of Gulf Goans in providing assistance
to those in need. (GT)

NCP CALLS FOR GOVT ACTION PLAN: Nationalist Congress Party General
Secretary and spokesperson Surendra Furtado has called upon the State
government to spell out its plan of action to ensure the safety of Goans
employed in the Gulf. Mr Furtado, in a press release, has stated the Union
government has still not spelt out its contingency plan vis-?-vis the Gulf
Goans, and added that the Union aviation Ministry has compounded the issue
by declaring its intentions to suspend flights to Bahrain, Kuwait and other
areas in the event of an outbreak of war. (H)

MUMBAI CELL TO HELP: A round-the-clock Control Cell manned by senior
officials has been set up at Mumbai airport to monitor various activities
and help the public vis-?-vis the outbreak of war in Iraq. (GT)

SHIGMO IN PONDA: Anandi Mandal, Corlim-Mapusa, Navdurga Shigmotsav Mandal,
Madkai, and Siddhinayak Kala Sangh, Mardol, swept the floats (Rs.30,000),
romtamell and float dance competitions respectively organized by Ponda
Taluka Antruz Shigmotsav Samiti in Ponda on Wednesday. (GT)

IN MARGAO: The Madgao Shigmotsav Samiti has promised attractive prizes and
a variety of entertainment programme on March 21, when the traditional
float parade will take to the streets. "We are expecting a huge crowd for
the parade," said the Minister for Power, Mr Digamber Kamat, who heads the
Shigmotsav Samiti. (NT)

SCHOOL VACATIONS: According to a DI press release, the first term declared
is from June 9 to October 18, 2003 and the second terms from November 10,
2003, to April 24, 2004. The Diwali vacation will be held from October 20
to November 8 while the Christmas one is from December 24, 2003, to January
2, 2004. The summer vacation declared is from April 26 to June 5, 2004. (H)

THIRSTY DAY DAYS AHEAD FOR BARDEZ: Bardez taluka is likely to face acute
shortage of drinking water this summer even as supply has already been
reduced to half of normal. The actual need of water for Bardez taluka has
been 65 million litres with five hours of supply daily. However, as of
today the department has been supplying just 35 million litres water per
day. (GT)

ELECTRICITY POLE AS MAKE-SHIFT BRIDGE: With authorities ignoring their
pleas, residents of Rivona have hit upon a novel make-shift 'bridge' to
cross a rivuletan electricity pole. Villagers residing in Madhe ward of
Rivona panchayat have a tough time in crossing the rivulet that connects
their ward to the neighbouring Kavrem ward. (H)

GOANS TO ATTEND SATYAGRAHA FOR RAM TEMPLE: One thousand people from Goa
would participate in the satyagraha to be held in Delhi on March 28 on the
Ramjanmabhumi issue, announced Mr Dada Vedak, Organising Secretary of
Western Region, Vishwa Hindu Parishad during a press briefing at a Panjim
hotel on March 20. (H)

CHANTING PROCESSION TO RESTORE GLORY OF HINDUISM: To awaken Hindus against
denigration through "distorted dramas" and to bring back the glory of
Hinduism, a chanting procession was organized in Margao on March 20 evening
under the banner of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. (H)

HSSC EXAMS BEGIN: In the higher secondary examinations in four streams
starting at 13 centres, a total of 11,710 candidates are set to appear
today even as all preparations have been finalised for their conduct. (GT)

MOVE TO OUST LOUTOLIM SARPANCH FLOPS: A move to dislodge Loutulim Sarpanch
Xavier Fernandes by the opposition fizzled out after the ruling group
members managed to bury the hatchet in time. (GT)

IN POLICE NET: Police in Margao arrested Akbar Hussein on charges of
subjecting his wife (Saira Khan) to harassment for dowry. In another
incident, police arrested on Gavin D'Costa from Raia for allegedly
outraging the modesty of a girl at her work place in Comba, Margao. (GT)

BREAST CANCER AMONGST YOUNG GOANS: The incidence of breast cancer in Goa is
on the rise, and is increasingly affecting the younger age groups.
According to Dr Shekhar Salkar, Cancer and Laparoscopic surgeon, until some
years ago majority of cases used to be in the age group of 50-plus but now
alarmingly 90 per cent of the cases are in the 35-50 age group. (H)

INDIAN PORTS ASSCN MEET: The Indian Ports Association, which is the apex
association of 12 major ports in India, held its 115th governing body meet
in Goa yesterday (March 20). The governing body considered various
important issues like land lease policy of major ports and also considered
inclusion of the new vendors in the shortlist for manufacture and supply of
port equipment and floating crafts. (GT)

IA FARES HIKED: Domestic carrier Indian Airlines today (March 20) hiked its
fares by 15 per cent across the board from March 26 due to a massive
increase in the prices of aviation turbine fuel. (PTI report in Herald)

INCLUSION OF CHORAO IN MAYEM OPPOSED: Chodan-Maddel Sarpanch Rama Kubal has
opposed the reported move to include the Chorao village in the Mayem
constituency. (GT)

ON KILLED IN RAIA MISHAP: A pedestrian, Santan Pires (74) of Mazilvaddo,
Raia, was killed at Raia yesterday in a road accident, when he was knocked
down by a two-wheeler. (GT)

"SAAD" WORKSHOP: Bailancho Saad and Centre for Women's Development Studies,
New Delhi, are organizing a workshop, intended to address the concerns of
the declining sex ration in Goa, to examine the implementation of the
Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and to work out a plan of action to
address the issues, at the Caritas Holiday Home Conference Hall at St Inez,
Panaji, on March 26 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. (GT)

KONKANI SEMINAR: The Konkani Department of St Xavier's College, Mapusa,
will organize an one-day subject update seminar on the theme "Katha
Samiksha: Dasha and Disha" for Konkani teachers, on March 29 from 9.30 am
to 5 pm. Contact office on 2262356. (GT)

PORTUGUESE CLASSES: Instituto Camoes, Patto Plaza, Panaji, will be holding
Portuguese language classes for beginners from 28 April to 30 May in
Panaji, Margao and Vasco, for adults as well as children above 14 years.
Contact 5641013 or email: camoesgoa at sify.com (GT)

GCL MANAGER IN CALIFORNIA: Ravindra N Narvekar, DGM (Production) of the Goa
Carbon Limited presented a technical paper titled "Importance of
granulometry in calcined petroleum coke at the Minerals, Metals & Materials
Society 2003 conference at San Diego, California recently. The presentation
was attended by a large number of delegates from metal producers of
Aluminium of world repute. (GT)

YOLANDA'S CRICKET PAINTINGS: While cricket enthusiasts have been glued to
the TV during the matches and involved in discussing about the World Cup
Cricket finals, footballer-cum-artist Yolanda D'Souza Kammermeier, who just
recently had an exhibition of the Football world cup, is busy with her
cricket paintings "India on Trail". The exhibition will be inaugurated on
March 22 at 5.00 pm. The series of paintings in acrylic on canvas will
depict the stellar performances by teams and individuals. Says Yolanda, "I
am confident that the Indian cricket team will win in the finals against
Australia. Hence I want all cricket lovers to get together and hail our
team." (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

WORLD OK DINGHY SAILING: The scenic Vainguinim Beach will play host to the
prestigious OK Dinghy World Sailing Championship which gets underway on
March 28 and concludes on April 4. The championship, which will be sailed
off Cidade de Goa, will be witnessing around 20 competitors from around 8
countries. (H)

NAVELIM DOWN ARPORA: Navelim Sporting edged past fighting Arpora Sporting
by a solitary goal in the London Trophy soccer tournament, organized by Goa
Velha Sports Club. (H)

D E A T H S
18 Mar: Canada: DAMIAO RODRIGUES, husband of Clara, father of
Rosy/Evaristo (Canada), Fr Jose (London/Pilar), Manuelita/Inacio,
Victoria/Albert (Dubai), Joasinho/Juliet (Canada), Xavier/Savita (Canada),
Michael (Canada)/Sevisa.
20 Mar: HIRABAI ANANT NAGARSHEKAR, wife of Anant, mother of Dr
Jeetendra/Milan, Shubjhangi/Ajit Virginkar.
20 Mar: Alto Porvorim: SUREKHA L KAMAT, wife of late LY Kamat, mother
of Rajendra, Ramchandra, Gauri D Agshikar and late Sandeep.
20 Mar: Neuro-Azossim: MANUEL PIEDADE RAPOSO, husband of Hilda, father
of Annie/Pascoal, Salomie, Gracy and Hozana.
20 Mar: Tivim-Meia Fort: MANUEL AGUSTINE FERNANDES, husband of Sabina,
father of Adv Felicia, Gabriel, Johnny and Michael.
15 Mar: Thika, Kenya: FRANCIS XAVIER DEMELLO, Husband of Flora, Father of
Derek (U.K.), the late Anne (Buna) and Tony (UK). Funeral Mass at St.
Patrick's, Thika, 12.00 p.m. on 20th Mar, and burial at Langata Cemetery at
2.30 p.m. [From Sylvia Pires, GWS, Nairobi].
18 Mar: Massama, Lisbon: ANGELA COLA?O DIAS, 48, the eldest daughter of
Maria Manuela Cola?o & late Jos? Cust?dio Dias; sister/sister-in-law of
Maria da Luz, Jos? Eurico/Sandra, Jo?o Carlos/Elizabete, Paulo/Bernadette
(London),passed away suddenly in a very tragic accident. Your kind prayers
will be deeply appreciated at this very difficult time. Condolences to:
PauloD at iname.com [of the Goan Musical Society. UK].

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.0 deg C (80.6 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.5 deg C, Humidity: 83% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The weather is quite warm this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-21 05:49:46 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 21, 2003

WAR DENTS THEIR HOPES: The US-Iraq war has put on hold dreams of a group of
Goan youth, who were to leave by an Indian Airlines flight today (March 20)
to take up jobs in Kuwait. Reliable sources said that around 100 candidates
had been selected by a recruiting agency for mostly catering jobs and they
were to leave in two batches to Kuwait. Many of the youth were
first-timers. Some of them were determined not to lose their jobs and were
prepared to risk their lives to travel to the war-zone. (GT)

GOAN EXPATRIATES START RETURNING: After spending several anxious day, Goans
today (March 20) heaved a sigh of relief as their kith and kin started
arriving from the war-stricken Gulf. Of the 1235 passengers, who arrived in
four special Indian Airlines flights operated from Kuwait to Mumbai, about
50 were from Goa. Apart from this, four other Goan families were on board
the special flight, which arrived in Delhi from Baghdad. (NT)

CM IN TOUCH WITH CENTRE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured all
possible assistance to the Goans working in the Gulf countries in view of
the Iraq war that has broken out. Parrikar said he was closely monitoring
the situation in the Gulf countries and was in constant touch with the
Union government taking up the cause of Gulf Goans in providing assistance
to those in need. (GT)

NCP CALLS FOR GOVT ACTION PLAN: Nationalist Congress Party General
Secretary and spokesperson Surendra Furtado has called upon the State
government to spell out its plan of action to ensure the safety of Goans
employed in the Gulf. Mr Furtado, in a press release, has stated the Union
government has still not spelt out its contingency plan vis-?-vis the Gulf
Goans, and added that the Union aviation Ministry has compounded the issue
by declaring its intentions to suspend flights to Bahrain, Kuwait and other
areas in the event of an outbreak of war. (H)

MUMBAI CELL TO HELP: A round-the-clock Control Cell manned by senior
officials has been set up at Mumbai airport to monitor various activities
and help the public vis-?-vis the outbreak of war in Iraq. (GT)

SHIGMO IN PONDA: Anandi Mandal, Corlim-Mapusa, Navdurga Shigmotsav Mandal,
Madkai, and Siddhinayak Kala Sangh, Mardol, swept the floats (Rs.30,000),
romtamell and float dance competitions respectively organized by Ponda
Taluka Antruz Shigmotsav Samiti in Ponda on Wednesday. (GT)

IN MARGAO: The Madgao Shigmotsav Samiti has promised attractive prizes and
a variety of entertainment programme on March 21, when the traditional
float parade will take to the streets. "We are expecting a huge crowd for
the parade," said the Minister for Power, Mr Digamber Kamat, who heads the
Shigmotsav Samiti. (NT)

SCHOOL VACATIONS: According to a DI press release, the first term declared
is from June 9 to October 18, 2003 and the second terms from November 10,
2003, to April 24, 2004. The Diwali vacation will be held from October 20
to November 8 while the Christmas one is from December 24, 2003, to January
2, 2004. The summer vacation declared is from April 26 to June 5, 2004. (H)

THIRSTY DAY DAYS AHEAD FOR BARDEZ: Bardez taluka is likely to face acute
shortage of drinking water this summer even as supply has already been
reduced to half of normal. The actual need of water for Bardez taluka has
been 65 million litres with five hours of supply daily. However, as of
today the department has been supplying just 35 million litres water per
day. (GT)

ELECTRICITY POLE AS MAKE-SHIFT BRIDGE: With authorities ignoring their
pleas, residents of Rivona have hit upon a novel make-shift 'bridge' to
cross a rivuletan electricity pole. Villagers residing in Madhe ward of
Rivona panchayat have a tough time in crossing the rivulet that connects
their ward to the neighbouring Kavrem ward. (H)

GOANS TO ATTEND SATYAGRAHA FOR RAM TEMPLE: One thousand people from Goa
would participate in the satyagraha to be held in Delhi on March 28 on the
Ramjanmabhumi issue, announced Mr Dada Vedak, Organising Secretary of
Western Region, Vishwa Hindu Parishad during a press briefing at a Panjim
hotel on March 20. (H)

CHANTING PROCESSION TO RESTORE GLORY OF HINDUISM: To awaken Hindus against
denigration through "distorted dramas" and to bring back the glory of
Hinduism, a chanting procession was organized in Margao on March 20 evening
under the banner of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. (H)

HSSC EXAMS BEGIN: In the higher secondary examinations in four streams
starting at 13 centres, a total of 11,710 candidates are set to appear
today even as all preparations have been finalised for their conduct. (GT)

MOVE TO OUST LOUTOLIM SARPANCH FLOPS: A move to dislodge Loutulim Sarpanch
Xavier Fernandes by the opposition fizzled out after the ruling group
members managed to bury the hatchet in time. (GT)

IN POLICE NET: Police in Margao arrested Akbar Hussein on charges of
subjecting his wife (Saira Khan) to harassment for dowry. In another
incident, police arrested on Gavin D'Costa from Raia for allegedly
outraging the modesty of a girl at her work place in Comba, Margao. (GT)

BREAST CANCER AMONGST YOUNG GOANS: The incidence of breast cancer in Goa is
on the rise, and is increasingly affecting the younger age groups.
According to Dr Shekhar Salkar, Cancer and Laparoscopic surgeon, until some
years ago majority of cases used to be in the age group of 50-plus but now
alarmingly 90 per cent of the cases are in the 35-50 age group. (H)

INDIAN PORTS ASSCN MEET: The Indian Ports Association, which is the apex
association of 12 major ports in India, held its 115th governing body meet
in Goa yesterday (March 20). The governing body considered various
important issues like land lease policy of major ports and also considered
inclusion of the new vendors in the shortlist for manufacture and supply of
port equipment and floating crafts. (GT)

IA FARES HIKED: Domestic carrier Indian Airlines today (March 20) hiked its
fares by 15 per cent across the board from March 26 due to a massive
increase in the prices of aviation turbine fuel. (PTI report in Herald)

INCLUSION OF CHORAO IN MAYEM OPPOSED: Chodan-Maddel Sarpanch Rama Kubal has
opposed the reported move to include the Chorao village in the Mayem
constituency. (GT)

ON KILLED IN RAIA MISHAP: A pedestrian, Santan Pires (74) of Mazilvaddo,
Raia, was killed at Raia yesterday in a road accident, when he was knocked
down by a two-wheeler. (GT)

"SAAD" WORKSHOP: Bailancho Saad and Centre for Women's Development Studies,
New Delhi, are organizing a workshop, intended to address the concerns of
the declining sex ration in Goa, to examine the implementation of the
Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and to work out a plan of action to
address the issues, at the Caritas Holiday Home Conference Hall at St Inez,
Panaji, on March 26 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. (GT)

KONKANI SEMINAR: The Konkani Department of St Xavier's College, Mapusa,
will organize an one-day subject update seminar on the theme "Katha
Samiksha: Dasha and Disha" for Konkani teachers, on March 29 from 9.30 am
to 5 pm. Contact office on 2262356. (GT)

PORTUGUESE CLASSES: Instituto Camoes, Patto Plaza, Panaji, will be holding
Portuguese language classes for beginners from 28 April to 30 May in
Panaji, Margao and Vasco, for adults as well as children above 14 years.
Contact 5641013 or email: camoesgoa at sify.com (GT)

GCL MANAGER IN CALIFORNIA: Ravindra N Narvekar, DGM (Production) of the Goa
Carbon Limited presented a technical paper titled "Importance of
granulometry in calcined petroleum coke at the Minerals, Metals & Materials
Society 2003 conference at San Diego, California recently. The presentation
was attended by a large number of delegates from metal producers of
Aluminium of world repute. (GT)

YOLANDA'S CRICKET PAINTINGS: While cricket enthusiasts have been glued to
the TV during the matches and involved in discussing about the World Cup
Cricket finals, footballer-cum-artist Yolanda D'Souza Kammermeier, who just
recently had an exhibition of the Football world cup, is busy with her
cricket paintings "India on Trail". The exhibition will be inaugurated on
March 22 at 5.00 pm. The series of paintings in acrylic on canvas will
depict the stellar performances by teams and individuals. Says Yolanda, "I
am confident that the Indian cricket team will win in the finals against
Australia. Hence I want all cricket lovers to get together and hail our
team." (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

WORLD OK DINGHY SAILING: The scenic Vainguinim Beach will play host to the
prestigious OK Dinghy World Sailing Championship which gets underway on
March 28 and concludes on April 4. The championship, which will be sailed
off Cidade de Goa, will be witnessing around 20 competitors from around 8
countries. (H)

NAVELIM DOWN ARPORA: Navelim Sporting edged past fighting Arpora Sporting
by a solitary goal in the London Trophy soccer tournament, organized by Goa
Velha Sports Club. (H)

D E A T H S
18 Mar: Canada: DAMIAO RODRIGUES, husband of Clara, father of
Rosy/Evaristo (Canada), Fr Jose (London/Pilar), Manuelita/Inacio,
Victoria/Albert (Dubai), Joasinho/Juliet (Canada), Xavier/Savita (Canada),
Michael (Canada)/Sevisa.
20 Mar: HIRABAI ANANT NAGARSHEKAR, wife of Anant, mother of Dr
Jeetendra/Milan, Shubjhangi/Ajit Virginkar.
20 Mar: Alto Porvorim: SUREKHA L KAMAT, wife of late LY Kamat, mother
of Rajendra, Ramchandra, Gauri D Agshikar and late Sandeep.
20 Mar: Neuro-Azossim: MANUEL PIEDADE RAPOSO, husband of Hilda, father
of Annie/Pascoal, Salomie, Gracy and Hozana.
20 Mar: Tivim-Meia Fort: MANUEL AGUSTINE FERNANDES, husband of Sabina,
father of Adv Felicia, Gabriel, Johnny and Michael.
15 Mar: Thika, Kenya: FRANCIS XAVIER DEMELLO, Husband of Flora, Father of
Derek (U.K.), the late Anne (Buna) and Tony (UK). Funeral Mass at St.
Patrick's, Thika, 12.00 p.m. on 20th Mar, and burial at Langata Cemetery at
2.30 p.m. [From Sylvia Pires, GWS, Nairobi].
18 Mar: Massama, Lisbon: ANGELA COLA?O DIAS, 48, the eldest daughter of
Maria Manuela Cola?o & late Jos? Cust?dio Dias; sister/sister-in-law of
Maria da Luz, Jos? Eurico/Sandra, Jo?o Carlos/Elizabete, Paulo/Bernadette
(London),passed away suddenly in a very tragic accident. Your kind prayers
will be deeply appreciated at this very difficult time. Condolences to:
PauloD at iname.com [of the Goan Musical Society. UK].

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.0 deg C (80.6 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.5 deg C, Humidity: 83% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The weather is quite warm this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-21 05:49:46 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 21, 2003

WAR DENTS THEIR HOPES: The US-Iraq war has put on hold dreams of a group of
Goan youth, who were to leave by an Indian Airlines flight today (March 20)
to take up jobs in Kuwait. Reliable sources said that around 100 candidates
had been selected by a recruiting agency for mostly catering jobs and they
were to leave in two batches to Kuwait. Many of the youth were
first-timers. Some of them were determined not to lose their jobs and were
prepared to risk their lives to travel to the war-zone. (GT)

GOAN EXPATRIATES START RETURNING: After spending several anxious day, Goans
today (March 20) heaved a sigh of relief as their kith and kin started
arriving from the war-stricken Gulf. Of the 1235 passengers, who arrived in
four special Indian Airlines flights operated from Kuwait to Mumbai, about
50 were from Goa. Apart from this, four other Goan families were on board
the special flight, which arrived in Delhi from Baghdad. (NT)

CM IN TOUCH WITH CENTRE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured all
possible assistance to the Goans working in the Gulf countries in view of
the Iraq war that has broken out. Parrikar said he was closely monitoring
the situation in the Gulf countries and was in constant touch with the
Union government taking up the cause of Gulf Goans in providing assistance
to those in need. (GT)

NCP CALLS FOR GOVT ACTION PLAN: Nationalist Congress Party General
Secretary and spokesperson Surendra Furtado has called upon the State
government to spell out its plan of action to ensure the safety of Goans
employed in the Gulf. Mr Furtado, in a press release, has stated the Union
government has still not spelt out its contingency plan vis-?-vis the Gulf
Goans, and added that the Union aviation Ministry has compounded the issue
by declaring its intentions to suspend flights to Bahrain, Kuwait and other
areas in the event of an outbreak of war. (H)

MUMBAI CELL TO HELP: A round-the-clock Control Cell manned by senior
officials has been set up at Mumbai airport to monitor various activities
and help the public vis-?-vis the outbreak of war in Iraq. (GT)

SHIGMO IN PONDA: Anandi Mandal, Corlim-Mapusa, Navdurga Shigmotsav Mandal,
Madkai, and Siddhinayak Kala Sangh, Mardol, swept the floats (Rs.30,000),
romtamell and float dance competitions respectively organized by Ponda
Taluka Antruz Shigmotsav Samiti in Ponda on Wednesday. (GT)

IN MARGAO: The Madgao Shigmotsav Samiti has promised attractive prizes and
a variety of entertainment programme on March 21, when the traditional
float parade will take to the streets. "We are expecting a huge crowd for
the parade," said the Minister for Power, Mr Digamber Kamat, who heads the
Shigmotsav Samiti. (NT)

SCHOOL VACATIONS: According to a DI press release, the first term declared
is from June 9 to October 18, 2003 and the second terms from November 10,
2003, to April 24, 2004. The Diwali vacation will be held from October 20
to November 8 while the Christmas one is from December 24, 2003, to January
2, 2004. The summer vacation declared is from April 26 to June 5, 2004. (H)

THIRSTY DAY DAYS AHEAD FOR BARDEZ: Bardez taluka is likely to face acute
shortage of drinking water this summer even as supply has already been
reduced to half of normal. The actual need of water for Bardez taluka has
been 65 million litres with five hours of supply daily. However, as of
today the department has been supplying just 35 million litres water per
day. (GT)

ELECTRICITY POLE AS MAKE-SHIFT BRIDGE: With authorities ignoring their
pleas, residents of Rivona have hit upon a novel make-shift 'bridge' to
cross a rivuletan electricity pole. Villagers residing in Madhe ward of
Rivona panchayat have a tough time in crossing the rivulet that connects
their ward to the neighbouring Kavrem ward. (H)

GOANS TO ATTEND SATYAGRAHA FOR RAM TEMPLE: One thousand people from Goa
would participate in the satyagraha to be held in Delhi on March 28 on the
Ramjanmabhumi issue, announced Mr Dada Vedak, Organising Secretary of
Western Region, Vishwa Hindu Parishad during a press briefing at a Panjim
hotel on March 20. (H)

CHANTING PROCESSION TO RESTORE GLORY OF HINDUISM: To awaken Hindus against
denigration through "distorted dramas" and to bring back the glory of
Hinduism, a chanting procession was organized in Margao on March 20 evening
under the banner of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. (H)

HSSC EXAMS BEGIN: In the higher secondary examinations in four streams
starting at 13 centres, a total of 11,710 candidates are set to appear
today even as all preparations have been finalised for their conduct. (GT)

MOVE TO OUST LOUTOLIM SARPANCH FLOPS: A move to dislodge Loutulim Sarpanch
Xavier Fernandes by the opposition fizzled out after the ruling group
members managed to bury the hatchet in time. (GT)

IN POLICE NET: Police in Margao arrested Akbar Hussein on charges of
subjecting his wife (Saira Khan) to harassment for dowry. In another
incident, police arrested on Gavin D'Costa from Raia for allegedly
outraging the modesty of a girl at her work place in Comba, Margao. (GT)

BREAST CANCER AMONGST YOUNG GOANS: The incidence of breast cancer in Goa is
on the rise, and is increasingly affecting the younger age groups.
According to Dr Shekhar Salkar, Cancer and Laparoscopic surgeon, until some
years ago majority of cases used to be in the age group of 50-plus but now
alarmingly 90 per cent of the cases are in the 35-50 age group. (H)

INDIAN PORTS ASSCN MEET: The Indian Ports Association, which is the apex
association of 12 major ports in India, held its 115th governing body meet
in Goa yesterday (March 20). The governing body considered various
important issues like land lease policy of major ports and also considered
inclusion of the new vendors in the shortlist for manufacture and supply of
port equipment and floating crafts. (GT)

IA FARES HIKED: Domestic carrier Indian Airlines today (March 20) hiked its
fares by 15 per cent across the board from March 26 due to a massive
increase in the prices of aviation turbine fuel. (PTI report in Herald)

INCLUSION OF CHORAO IN MAYEM OPPOSED: Chodan-Maddel Sarpanch Rama Kubal has
opposed the reported move to include the Chorao village in the Mayem
constituency. (GT)

ON KILLED IN RAIA MISHAP: A pedestrian, Santan Pires (74) of Mazilvaddo,
Raia, was killed at Raia yesterday in a road accident, when he was knocked
down by a two-wheeler. (GT)

"SAAD" WORKSHOP: Bailancho Saad and Centre for Women's Development Studies,
New Delhi, are organizing a workshop, intended to address the concerns of
the declining sex ration in Goa, to examine the implementation of the
Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and to work out a plan of action to
address the issues, at the Caritas Holiday Home Conference Hall at St Inez,
Panaji, on March 26 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. (GT)

KONKANI SEMINAR: The Konkani Department of St Xavier's College, Mapusa,
will organize an one-day subject update seminar on the theme "Katha
Samiksha: Dasha and Disha" for Konkani teachers, on March 29 from 9.30 am
to 5 pm. Contact office on 2262356. (GT)

PORTUGUESE CLASSES: Instituto Camoes, Patto Plaza, Panaji, will be holding
Portuguese language classes for beginners from 28 April to 30 May in
Panaji, Margao and Vasco, for adults as well as children above 14 years.
Contact 5641013 or email: camoesgoa at sify.com (GT)

GCL MANAGER IN CALIFORNIA: Ravindra N Narvekar, DGM (Production) of the Goa
Carbon Limited presented a technical paper titled "Importance of
granulometry in calcined petroleum coke at the Minerals, Metals & Materials
Society 2003 conference at San Diego, California recently. The presentation
was attended by a large number of delegates from metal producers of
Aluminium of world repute. (GT)

YOLANDA'S CRICKET PAINTINGS: While cricket enthusiasts have been glued to
the TV during the matches and involved in discussing about the World Cup
Cricket finals, footballer-cum-artist Yolanda D'Souza Kammermeier, who just
recently had an exhibition of the Football world cup, is busy with her
cricket paintings "India on Trail". The exhibition will be inaugurated on
March 22 at 5.00 pm. The series of paintings in acrylic on canvas will
depict the stellar performances by teams and individuals. Says Yolanda, "I
am confident that the Indian cricket team will win in the finals against
Australia. Hence I want all cricket lovers to get together and hail our
team." (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

WORLD OK DINGHY SAILING: The scenic Vainguinim Beach will play host to the
prestigious OK Dinghy World Sailing Championship which gets underway on
March 28 and concludes on April 4. The championship, which will be sailed
off Cidade de Goa, will be witnessing around 20 competitors from around 8
countries. (H)

NAVELIM DOWN ARPORA: Navelim Sporting edged past fighting Arpora Sporting
by a solitary goal in the London Trophy soccer tournament, organized by Goa
Velha Sports Club. (H)

D E A T H S
18 Mar: Canada: DAMIAO RODRIGUES, husband of Clara, father of
Rosy/Evaristo (Canada), Fr Jose (London/Pilar), Manuelita/Inacio,
Victoria/Albert (Dubai), Joasinho/Juliet (Canada), Xavier/Savita (Canada),
Michael (Canada)/Sevisa.
20 Mar: HIRABAI ANANT NAGARSHEKAR, wife of Anant, mother of Dr
Jeetendra/Milan, Shubjhangi/Ajit Virginkar.
20 Mar: Alto Porvorim: SUREKHA L KAMAT, wife of late LY Kamat, mother
of Rajendra, Ramchandra, Gauri D Agshikar and late Sandeep.
20 Mar: Neuro-Azossim: MANUEL PIEDADE RAPOSO, husband of Hilda, father
of Annie/Pascoal, Salomie, Gracy and Hozana.
20 Mar: Tivim-Meia Fort: MANUEL AGUSTINE FERNANDES, husband of Sabina,
father of Adv Felicia, Gabriel, Johnny and Michael.
15 Mar: Thika, Kenya: FRANCIS XAVIER DEMELLO, Husband of Flora, Father of
Derek (U.K.), the late Anne (Buna) and Tony (UK). Funeral Mass at St.
Patrick's, Thika, 12.00 p.m. on 20th Mar, and burial at Langata Cemetery at
2.30 p.m. [From Sylvia Pires, GWS, Nairobi].
18 Mar: Massama, Lisbon: ANGELA COLA?O DIAS, 48, the eldest daughter of
Maria Manuela Cola?o & late Jos? Cust?dio Dias; sister/sister-in-law of
Maria da Luz, Jos? Eurico/Sandra, Jo?o Carlos/Elizabete, Paulo/Bernadette
(London),passed away suddenly in a very tragic accident. Your kind prayers
will be deeply appreciated at this very difficult time. Condolences to:
PauloD at iname.com [of the Goan Musical Society. UK].

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.0 deg C (80.6 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.5 deg C, Humidity: 83% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The weather is quite warm this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-21 05:49:46 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 21, 2003

WAR DENTS THEIR HOPES: The US-Iraq war has put on hold dreams of a group of
Goan youth, who were to leave by an Indian Airlines flight today (March 20)
to take up jobs in Kuwait. Reliable sources said that around 100 candidates
had been selected by a recruiting agency for mostly catering jobs and they
were to leave in two batches to Kuwait. Many of the youth were
first-timers. Some of them were determined not to lose their jobs and were
prepared to risk their lives to travel to the war-zone. (GT)

GOAN EXPATRIATES START RETURNING: After spending several anxious day, Goans
today (March 20) heaved a sigh of relief as their kith and kin started
arriving from the war-stricken Gulf. Of the 1235 passengers, who arrived in
four special Indian Airlines flights operated from Kuwait to Mumbai, about
50 were from Goa. Apart from this, four other Goan families were on board
the special flight, which arrived in Delhi from Baghdad. (NT)

CM IN TOUCH WITH CENTRE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured all
possible assistance to the Goans working in the Gulf countries in view of
the Iraq war that has broken out. Parrikar said he was closely monitoring
the situation in the Gulf countries and was in constant touch with the
Union government taking up the cause of Gulf Goans in providing assistance
to those in need. (GT)

NCP CALLS FOR GOVT ACTION PLAN: Nationalist Congress Party General
Secretary and spokesperson Surendra Furtado has called upon the State
government to spell out its plan of action to ensure the safety of Goans
employed in the Gulf. Mr Furtado, in a press release, has stated the Union
government has still not spelt out its contingency plan vis-?-vis the Gulf
Goans, and added that the Union aviation Ministry has compounded the issue
by declaring its intentions to suspend flights to Bahrain, Kuwait and other
areas in the event of an outbreak of war. (H)

MUMBAI CELL TO HELP: A round-the-clock Control Cell manned by senior
officials has been set up at Mumbai airport to monitor various activities
and help the public vis-?-vis the outbreak of war in Iraq. (GT)

SHIGMO IN PONDA: Anandi Mandal, Corlim-Mapusa, Navdurga Shigmotsav Mandal,
Madkai, and Siddhinayak Kala Sangh, Mardol, swept the floats (Rs.30,000),
romtamell and float dance competitions respectively organized by Ponda
Taluka Antruz Shigmotsav Samiti in Ponda on Wednesday. (GT)

IN MARGAO: The Madgao Shigmotsav Samiti has promised attractive prizes and
a variety of entertainment programme on March 21, when the traditional
float parade will take to the streets. "We are expecting a huge crowd for
the parade," said the Minister for Power, Mr Digamber Kamat, who heads the
Shigmotsav Samiti. (NT)

SCHOOL VACATIONS: According to a DI press release, the first term declared
is from June 9 to October 18, 2003 and the second terms from November 10,
2003, to April 24, 2004. The Diwali vacation will be held from October 20
to November 8 while the Christmas one is from December 24, 2003, to January
2, 2004. The summer vacation declared is from April 26 to June 5, 2004. (H)

THIRSTY DAY DAYS AHEAD FOR BARDEZ: Bardez taluka is likely to face acute
shortage of drinking water this summer even as supply has already been
reduced to half of normal. The actual need of water for Bardez taluka has
been 65 million litres with five hours of supply daily. However, as of
today the department has been supplying just 35 million litres water per
day. (GT)

ELECTRICITY POLE AS MAKE-SHIFT BRIDGE: With authorities ignoring their
pleas, residents of Rivona have hit upon a novel make-shift 'bridge' to
cross a rivuletan electricity pole. Villagers residing in Madhe ward of
Rivona panchayat have a tough time in crossing the rivulet that connects
their ward to the neighbouring Kavrem ward. (H)

GOANS TO ATTEND SATYAGRAHA FOR RAM TEMPLE: One thousand people from Goa
would participate in the satyagraha to be held in Delhi on March 28 on the
Ramjanmabhumi issue, announced Mr Dada Vedak, Organising Secretary of
Western Region, Vishwa Hindu Parishad during a press briefing at a Panjim
hotel on March 20. (H)

CHANTING PROCESSION TO RESTORE GLORY OF HINDUISM: To awaken Hindus against
denigration through "distorted dramas" and to bring back the glory of
Hinduism, a chanting procession was organized in Margao on March 20 evening
under the banner of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. (H)

HSSC EXAMS BEGIN: In the higher secondary examinations in four streams
starting at 13 centres, a total of 11,710 candidates are set to appear
today even as all preparations have been finalised for their conduct. (GT)

MOVE TO OUST LOUTOLIM SARPANCH FLOPS: A move to dislodge Loutulim Sarpanch
Xavier Fernandes by the opposition fizzled out after the ruling group
members managed to bury the hatchet in time. (GT)

IN POLICE NET: Police in Margao arrested Akbar Hussein on charges of
subjecting his wife (Saira Khan) to harassment for dowry. In another
incident, police arrested on Gavin D'Costa from Raia for allegedly
outraging the modesty of a girl at her work place in Comba, Margao. (GT)

BREAST CANCER AMONGST YOUNG GOANS: The incidence of breast cancer in Goa is
on the rise, and is increasingly affecting the younger age groups.
According to Dr Shekhar Salkar, Cancer and Laparoscopic surgeon, until some
years ago majority of cases used to be in the age group of 50-plus but now
alarmingly 90 per cent of the cases are in the 35-50 age group. (H)

INDIAN PORTS ASSCN MEET: The Indian Ports Association, which is the apex
association of 12 major ports in India, held its 115th governing body meet
in Goa yesterday (March 20). The governing body considered various
important issues like land lease policy of major ports and also considered
inclusion of the new vendors in the shortlist for manufacture and supply of
port equipment and floating crafts. (GT)

IA FARES HIKED: Domestic carrier Indian Airlines today (March 20) hiked its
fares by 15 per cent across the board from March 26 due to a massive
increase in the prices of aviation turbine fuel. (PTI report in Herald)

INCLUSION OF CHORAO IN MAYEM OPPOSED: Chodan-Maddel Sarpanch Rama Kubal has
opposed the reported move to include the Chorao village in the Mayem
constituency. (GT)

ON KILLED IN RAIA MISHAP: A pedestrian, Santan Pires (74) of Mazilvaddo,
Raia, was killed at Raia yesterday in a road accident, when he was knocked
down by a two-wheeler. (GT)

"SAAD" WORKSHOP: Bailancho Saad and Centre for Women's Development Studies,
New Delhi, are organizing a workshop, intended to address the concerns of
the declining sex ration in Goa, to examine the implementation of the
Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and to work out a plan of action to
address the issues, at the Caritas Holiday Home Conference Hall at St Inez,
Panaji, on March 26 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. (GT)

KONKANI SEMINAR: The Konkani Department of St Xavier's College, Mapusa,
will organize an one-day subject update seminar on the theme "Katha
Samiksha: Dasha and Disha" for Konkani teachers, on March 29 from 9.30 am
to 5 pm. Contact office on 2262356. (GT)

PORTUGUESE CLASSES: Instituto Camoes, Patto Plaza, Panaji, will be holding
Portuguese language classes for beginners from 28 April to 30 May in
Panaji, Margao and Vasco, for adults as well as children above 14 years.
Contact 5641013 or email: camoesgoa at sify.com (GT)

GCL MANAGER IN CALIFORNIA: Ravindra N Narvekar, DGM (Production) of the Goa
Carbon Limited presented a technical paper titled "Importance of
granulometry in calcined petroleum coke at the Minerals, Metals & Materials
Society 2003 conference at San Diego, California recently. The presentation
was attended by a large number of delegates from metal producers of
Aluminium of world repute. (GT)

YOLANDA'S CRICKET PAINTINGS: While cricket enthusiasts have been glued to
the TV during the matches and involved in discussing about the World Cup
Cricket finals, footballer-cum-artist Yolanda D'Souza Kammermeier, who just
recently had an exhibition of the Football world cup, is busy with her
cricket paintings "India on Trail". The exhibition will be inaugurated on
March 22 at 5.00 pm. The series of paintings in acrylic on canvas will
depict the stellar performances by teams and individuals. Says Yolanda, "I
am confident that the Indian cricket team will win in the finals against
Australia. Hence I want all cricket lovers to get together and hail our
team." (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

WORLD OK DINGHY SAILING: The scenic Vainguinim Beach will play host to the
prestigious OK Dinghy World Sailing Championship which gets underway on
March 28 and concludes on April 4. The championship, which will be sailed
off Cidade de Goa, will be witnessing around 20 competitors from around 8
countries. (H)

NAVELIM DOWN ARPORA: Navelim Sporting edged past fighting Arpora Sporting
by a solitary goal in the London Trophy soccer tournament, organized by Goa
Velha Sports Club. (H)

D E A T H S
18 Mar: Canada: DAMIAO RODRIGUES, husband of Clara, father of
Rosy/Evaristo (Canada), Fr Jose (London/Pilar), Manuelita/Inacio,
Victoria/Albert (Dubai), Joasinho/Juliet (Canada), Xavier/Savita (Canada),
Michael (Canada)/Sevisa.
20 Mar: HIRABAI ANANT NAGARSHEKAR, wife of Anant, mother of Dr
Jeetendra/Milan, Shubjhangi/Ajit Virginkar.
20 Mar: Alto Porvorim: SUREKHA L KAMAT, wife of late LY Kamat, mother
of Rajendra, Ramchandra, Gauri D Agshikar and late Sandeep.
20 Mar: Neuro-Azossim: MANUEL PIEDADE RAPOSO, husband of Hilda, father
of Annie/Pascoal, Salomie, Gracy and Hozana.
20 Mar: Tivim-Meia Fort: MANUEL AGUSTINE FERNANDES, husband of Sabina,
father of Adv Felicia, Gabriel, Johnny and Michael.
15 Mar: Thika, Kenya: FRANCIS XAVIER DEMELLO, Husband of Flora, Father of
Derek (U.K.), the late Anne (Buna) and Tony (UK). Funeral Mass at St.
Patrick's, Thika, 12.00 p.m. on 20th Mar, and burial at Langata Cemetery at
2.30 p.m. [From Sylvia Pires, GWS, Nairobi].
18 Mar: Massama, Lisbon: ANGELA COLA?O DIAS, 48, the eldest daughter of
Maria Manuela Cola?o & late Jos? Cust?dio Dias; sister/sister-in-law of
Maria da Luz, Jos? Eurico/Sandra, Jo?o Carlos/Elizabete, Paulo/Bernadette
(London),passed away suddenly in a very tragic accident. Your kind prayers
will be deeply appreciated at this very difficult time. Condolences to:
PauloD at iname.com [of the Goan Musical Society. UK].

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.0 deg C (80.6 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.5 deg C, Humidity: 83% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The weather is quite warm this morning.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-03-21 05:49:46 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
March 21, 2003

WAR DENTS THEIR HOPES: The US-Iraq war has put on hold dreams of a group of
Goan youth, who were to leave by an Indian Airlines flight today (March 20)
to take up jobs in Kuwait. Reliable sources said that around 100 candidates
had been selected by a recruiting agency for mostly catering jobs and they
were to leave in two batches to Kuwait. Many of the youth were
first-timers. Some of them were determined not to lose their jobs and were
prepared to risk their lives to travel to the war-zone. (GT)

GOAN EXPATRIATES START RETURNING: After spending several anxious day, Goans
today (March 20) heaved a sigh of relief as their kith and kin started
arriving from the war-stricken Gulf. Of the 1235 passengers, who arrived in
four special Indian Airlines flights operated from Kuwait to Mumbai, about
50 were from Goa. Apart from this, four other Goan families were on board
the special flight, which arrived in Delhi from Baghdad. (NT)

CM IN TOUCH WITH CENTRE: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured all
possible assistance to the Goans working in the Gulf countries in view of
the Iraq war that has broken out. Parrikar said he was closely monitoring
the situation in the Gulf countries and was in constant touch with the
Union government taking up the cause of Gulf Goans in providing assistance
to those in need. (GT)

NCP CALLS FOR GOVT ACTION PLAN: Nationalist Congress Party General
Secretary and spokesperson Surendra Furtado has called upon the State
government to spell out its plan of action to ensure the safety of Goans
employed in the Gulf. Mr Furtado, in a press release, has stated the Union
government has still not spelt out its contingency plan vis-?-vis the Gulf
Goans, and added that the Union aviation Ministry has compounded the issue
by declaring its intentions to suspend flights to Bahrain, Kuwait and other
areas in the event of an outbreak of war. (H)

MUMBAI CELL TO HELP: A round-the-clock Control Cell manned by senior
officials has been set up at Mumbai airport to monitor various activities
and help the public vis-?-vis the outbreak of war in Iraq. (GT)

SHIGMO IN PONDA: Anandi Mandal, Corlim-Mapusa, Navdurga Shigmotsav Mandal,
Madkai, and Siddhinayak Kala Sangh, Mardol, swept the floats (Rs.30,000),
romtamell and float dance competitions respectively organized by Ponda
Taluka Antruz Shigmotsav Samiti in Ponda on Wednesday. (GT)

IN MARGAO: The Madgao Shigmotsav Samiti has promised attractive prizes and
a variety of entertainment programme on March 21, when the traditional
float parade will take to the streets. "We are expecting a huge crowd for
the parade," said the Minister for Power, Mr Digamber Kamat, who heads the
Shigmotsav Samiti. (NT)

SCHOOL VACATIONS: According to a DI press release, the first term declared
is from June 9 to October 18, 2003 and the second terms from November 10,
2003, to April 24, 2004. The Diwali vacation will be held from October 20
to November 8 while the Christmas one is from December 24, 2003, to January
2, 2004. The summer vacation declared is from April 26 to June 5, 2004. (H)

THIRSTY DAY DAYS AHEAD FOR BARDEZ: Bardez taluka is likely to face acute
shortage of drinking water this summer even as supply has already been
reduced to half of normal. The actual need of water for Bardez taluka has
been 65 million litres with five hours of supply daily. However, as of
today the department has been supplying just 35 million litres water per
day. (GT)

ELECTRICITY POLE AS MAKE-SHIFT BRIDGE: With authorities ignoring their
pleas, residents of Rivona have hit upon a novel make-shift 'bridge' to
cross a rivuletan electricity pole. Villagers residing in Madhe ward of
Rivona panchayat have a tough time in crossing the rivulet that connects
their ward to the neighbouring Kavrem ward. (H)

GOANS TO ATTEND SATYAGRAHA FOR RAM TEMPLE: One thousand people from Goa
would participate in the satyagraha to be held in Delhi on March 28 on the
Ramjanmabhumi issue, announced Mr Dada Vedak, Organising Secretary of
Western Region, Vishwa Hindu Parishad during a press briefing at a Panjim
hotel on March 20. (H)

CHANTING PROCESSION TO RESTORE GLORY OF HINDUISM: To awaken Hindus against
denigration through "distorted dramas" and to bring back the glory of
Hinduism, a chanting procession was organized in Margao on March 20 evening
under the banner of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. (H)

HSSC EXAMS BEGIN: In the higher secondary examinations in four streams
starting at 13 centres, a total of 11,710 candidates are set to appear
today even as all preparations have been finalised for their conduct. (GT)

MOVE TO OUST LOUTOLIM SARPANCH FLOPS: A move to dislodge Loutulim Sarpanch
Xavier Fernandes by the opposition fizzled out after the ruling group
members managed to bury the hatchet in time. (GT)

IN POLICE NET: Police in Margao arrested Akbar Hussein on charges of
subjecting his wife (Saira Khan) to harassment for dowry. In another
incident, police arrested on Gavin D'Costa from Raia for allegedly
outraging the modesty of a girl at her work place in Comba, Margao. (GT)

BREAST CANCER AMONGST YOUNG GOANS: The incidence of breast cancer in Goa is
on the rise, and is increasingly affecting the younger age groups.
According to Dr Shekhar Salkar, Cancer and Laparoscopic surgeon, until some
years ago majority of cases used to be in the age group of 50-plus but now
alarmingly 90 per cent of the cases are in the 35-50 age group. (H)

INDIAN PORTS ASSCN MEET: The Indian Ports Association, which is the apex
association of 12 major ports in India, held its 115th governing body meet
in Goa yesterday (March 20). The governing body considered various
important issues like land lease policy of major ports and also considered
inclusion of the new vendors in the shortlist for manufacture and supply of
port equipment and floating crafts. (GT)

IA FARES HIKED: Domestic carrier Indian Airlines today (March 20) hiked its
fares by 15 per cent across the board from March 26 due to a massive
increase in the prices of aviation turbine fuel. (PTI report in Herald)

INCLUSION OF CHORAO IN MAYEM OPPOSED: Chodan-Maddel Sarpanch Rama Kubal has
opposed the reported move to include the Chorao village in the Mayem
constituency. (GT)

ON KILLED IN RAIA MISHAP: A pedestrian, Santan Pires (74) of Mazilvaddo,
Raia, was killed at Raia yesterday in a road accident, when he was knocked
down by a two-wheeler. (GT)

"SAAD" WORKSHOP: Bailancho Saad and Centre for Women's Development Studies,
New Delhi, are organizing a workshop, intended to address the concerns of
the declining sex ration in Goa, to examine the implementation of the
Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and to work out a plan of action to
address the issues, at the Caritas Holiday Home Conference Hall at St Inez,
Panaji, on March 26 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. (GT)

KONKANI SEMINAR: The Konkani Department of St Xavier's College, Mapusa,
will organize an one-day subject update seminar on the theme "Katha
Samiksha: Dasha and Disha" for Konkani teachers, on March 29 from 9.30 am
to 5 pm. Contact office on 2262356. (GT)

PORTUGUESE CLASSES: Instituto Camoes, Patto Plaza, Panaji, will be holding
Portuguese language classes for beginners from 28 April to 30 May in
Panaji, Margao and Vasco, for adults as well as children above 14 years.
Contact 5641013 or email: camoesgoa at sify.com (GT)

GCL MANAGER IN CALIFORNIA: Ravindra N Narvekar, DGM (Production) of the Goa
Carbon Limited presented a technical paper titled "Importance of
granulometry in calcined petroleum coke at the Minerals, Metals & Materials
Society 2003 conference at San Diego, California recently. The presentation
was attended by a large number of delegates from metal producers of
Aluminium of world repute. (GT)

YOLANDA'S CRICKET PAINTINGS: While cricket enthusiasts have been glued to
the TV during the matches and involved in discussing about the World Cup
Cricket finals, footballer-cum-artist Yolanda D'Souza Kammermeier, who just
recently had an exhibition of the Football world cup, is busy with her
cricket paintings "India on Trail". The exhibition will be inaugurated on
March 22 at 5.00 pm. The series of paintings in acrylic on canvas will
depict the stellar performances by teams and individuals. Says Yolanda, "I
am confident that the Indian cricket team will win in the finals against
Australia. Hence I want all cricket lovers to get together and hail our
team." (GoaNOW)

S P O R T S

WORLD OK DINGHY SAILING: The scenic Vainguinim Beach will play host to the
prestigious OK Dinghy World Sailing Championship which gets underway on
March 28 and concludes on April 4. The championship, which will be sailed
off Cidade de Goa, will be witnessing around 20 competitors from around 8
countries. (H)

NAVELIM DOWN ARPORA: Navelim Sporting edged past fighting Arpora Sporting
by a solitary goal in the London Trophy soccer tournament, organized by Goa
Velha Sports Club. (H)

D E A T H S
18 Mar: Canada: DAMIAO RODRIGUES, husband of Clara, father of
Rosy/Evaristo (Canada), Fr Jose (London/Pilar), Manuelita/Inacio,
Victoria/Albert (Dubai), Joasinho/Juliet (Canada), Xavier/Savita (Canada),
Michael (Canada)/Sevisa.
20 Mar: HIRABAI ANANT NAGARSHEKAR, wife of Anant, mother of Dr
Jeetendra/Milan, Shubjhangi/Ajit Virginkar.
20 Mar: Alto Porvorim: SUREKHA L KAMAT, wife of late LY Kamat, mother
of Rajendra, Ramchandra, Gauri D Agshikar and late Sandeep.
20 Mar: Neuro-Azossim: MANUEL PIEDADE RAPOSO, husband of Hilda, father
of Annie/Pascoal, Salomie, Gracy and Hozana.
20 Mar: Tivim-Meia Fort: MANUEL AGUSTINE FERNANDES, husband of Sabina,
father of Adv Felicia, Gabriel, Johnny and Michael.
15 Mar: Thika, Kenya: FRANCIS XAVIER DEMELLO, Husband of Flora, Father of
Derek (U.K.), the late Anne (Buna) and Tony (UK). Funeral Mass at St.
Patrick's, Thika, 12.00 p.m. on 20th Mar, and burial at Langata Cemetery at
2.30 p.m. [From Sylvia Pires, GWS, Nairobi].
18 Mar: Massama, Lisbon: ANGELA COLA?O DIAS, 48, the eldest daughter of
Maria Manuela Cola?o & late Jos? Cust?dio Dias; sister/sister-in-law of
Maria da Luz, Jos? Eurico/Sandra, Jo?o Carlos/Elizabete, Paulo/Bernadette
(London),passed away suddenly in a very tragic accident. Your kind prayers
will be deeply appreciated at this very difficult time. Condolences to:
PauloD at iname.com [of the Goan Musical Society. UK].

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.0 deg C (80.6 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.5 deg C, Humidity: 83% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: The weather is quite warm this morning.

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

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

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