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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
30 March 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
clip EARTH FEST
- "Down to Earth Jazz Fest" to be held in Panjim from 22 to 24th April
to mark the World Earth Day. A fab festival of Music and Art organised by
Think-Geek led by Ethel da Costa.
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

MEMO: EC BEGINS PROBE: The two-member committee set up by the Election
Commission to conduct a probe into the controversial memo episode quizzed
several government officials vis-?-vis the complaints of violation of the
model code of conduct yesterday. While the ASI attached to the Special
branch CID Centre, Mapusa, has been summoned to depose in the memo episode
before the panel comprising Dr PC Kapoor and P Marapandiyan on March 30, the
panel quizzed the government officials regarding the breach of code by the
government. (GT)

GOVT OKAYS ORDINANCE TO FORM IFFI PANEL: The Goa cabinet yesterday approved
an ordinance that provides for a 13-member panel led by the State's Chief
Secretary to issue statutory permissions for International Film Festival of
India related development works under a single-window system. "The
committee, however, will not have powers to override provisions of the
statues. What the ordinance in effect will do is cut the red-tape involved
in the physical movement of files from one statutory authority to another,"
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told journalists. (H)

DR WILLY IS ALLIANCE CANDIDATE: Nationalist Congress Party has announced the
name of its Goa president Dr Wilfred de Souza as the alliance candidate for
the North Goa seat in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. Party sources said the
lone NCP MLA has been chose for the Panaji parliamentary seat and that a
formal announcement would be made today. (GT)

AUDA IS UGDP'S CHOICE FOR SOUTH GOA: The United Goans Democratic Party in a
surprise move has named Auda Viegas as their candidate for the Mormugao
constituency for the forthcoming parliament elections. Radharao Gracias,
vice president of the party addressing a press conference, disclosed that
they have decided to field a lady candidate as women makeup for 60 per cent
of the vote bank in the South Goa constituency. (GT)

AND NOW EDUCATIONAL ESTATES IN GOA: With the government formally
constituting the Goa Education Development Corporation on March 18, Goa
could become the first State in the country to set up educational estates
(like industrial estates), to promote the establishment and growth of
educational institutions, services and facilities to develop competitive and
value-based education in Goa.The sources informed that initially two sites
have tentatively been chosen for establishing the educational estates-about
150 acres in Colvale and about 300 acres in Dhargal. (NT)

FOREST CONTRACTOR ARRESTED, RELEASED: The Forest department has confirmed
that the government-owned Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation
had no licence or permission to fell any tree at the old GMC Complex at
Campal till today. In fact, three licences were issued only on March 29
evening-a day after felling of trees had to be abandoned due to public
protests. (H)

PLANS TO CONVERT SECRETARIAT INTO HISTORICAL GALLERY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar, told pressmen, that he was of the opinion of changing the
existing Secretariat heritage building into a gallery displaying
pre-Portuguese history of Goa, after the administrative set up of the
government is shifted to the new complex at Porvorim. The government is
trying to shift the Secretariat to Porvorim by August 15, he said. (NT)

COAL POLLUTION: Mormugao councilor Ms Felicity D'Souza has criticized KP
Rao, chairman of Pollution Control Monitoring Committee, for declaring Vasco
free from coal pollution. Extending her wholehearted support to the
agitation against pollution, the MMC councilor stated that instead of
minimizing, coal pollution has increased thereby adding to the woes of the
Vascoites. (H)

MAPUSA KTC BUS STAND AREA USED AS AN OPEN-AIR TOILET: Goa has laws in place
to deal with all violations but the authorities seem to lack the will to
implement them, for the reasons best known to them. A classic example of
this is the Kadamba bus stand. The open area between the ticketing counter
of shuttle service and the Sulabh toilet is being used by unconcerned people
to ease themselves in the open and though there is law to act against these
people no one seems to be bothered. (NT)

CITY THEATRES SET FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL: The capital city's existing three
cinema halls are headed for are incarnation of sorts ahead of this year-end
scheduled International Film Festival of India. Panjim's first commercial
cinema hall National Theatre, and the Harish Zantye-owned Ashok-Samrat twin
cinema houses, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, will be
converted into mini multiplexes. "The National theatre structure will be
wholly demolished and rebuilt to have two screening halls of 200-250
capacity each," Parrikar said. (H)

CONG FLAYS BJP OVER TENDER ISSUE: The Congress party accused the BJP
government of another violation of model code of conduct vis-?-vis the
issuance of tender notice for three civil works estimated to cost Rs.36.50
crore. (GT)

VASCO MUNICIPAL BUILDING VACATED: The municipal building at Chhotta Bazaar,
Baina-Vasco, utilized for serving food for the sex workers, had to be
vacated as its gallery suddenly tilted on one side. (NT)

9-FOOT KING COBRA RETRIEVED FROM WELL: A nine-foot King Cobra was yesterday
retrieved from a well in Brahmakarmali, in Sattari, by Amrut Singh, a member
of the animal rescue squad, Bicholim. Amrut climbed down into the 33-foot
deep well with a ladder and caught the snake after a courageous effort. He
said the snake would be released after a discussion with the Chief
Conservator of Forests today. (GT)

MANGALSUTRA SNATCHED: A mangalsutra worth Rs.15,000 was snatched by an
unidentified youth at Dhanva-Thivim on Monday. Mapusa police said
53-year-old Vilasini Shirodkar was returning home from the panchayat office,
when a youth riding a scooter approached her on the pretext of enquiring
about an address. He then snatched her mangalsutra and fled from the scene.
(H)

MORJIM CHURCH CENTENARY ENDS: The centenary year celebrations of Our Lady of
Miracles Church, Morjim, will end on March 30. A closing ceremony with a
solemn Eucharist will be held at 5.30 pm. Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao will
be the main celebrant. (H)

GOAN SCOUT FOR UK: The Goa Bharat Scouts and Guides Association, Panjim, has
selected scout Vivian Fernandes of Regina Mundi High school, Chicalim, for
the Poacher 2004 camp to be held in UK in July. (H)

GOAN ARTISTS FOR MUMBAI ART SHOW: Three artists from Goa will be showcasing
their art work at the Ninth Harmony Show 2004, a much-awaited annual event
in the art calendar which will be inaugurated by the Governor of
Maharashtra, Mr Mohammed Fazal, on April 2, at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai.
The artists from Goa are Ms Rajeshree Thakker, Mr Subodh Kerkar and Mr
Theodore Mariano Mesquita. Team Harmony has selected 132 artists from across
the country for this year's show. (NT)

LYNCH, A VOICE AGAINST CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: Steven Lynch said it was
important to address the issue of child sexual abuse to make sure that they
do not live in 'fear, shame and isolation'. In a poignant speech to a rapt
audience, he said: Our parents and their parents did not speak about it due
to their comfortable lives. Lunch, who was sexually abused by a priest at
the age of nine, said he himself had no voice for 30 years. But we need to
speak about it as our parents' silence has done more harm than good. While
others chose drugs and alcohol, he started running and became a professional
runner. (GT)

S P O R T S

SERAULIM START WITH A BANG: USC Seraulim started their campaign in the
inaugural inter-village 5th Arpora-Nagoa Panchayat Cup with a bang,
trouncing PVC Parra 3-0, at Salt Lake grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
29 Mar: Betalbatim: CRISOLOGO BARRETO: husband of Flavia, father of
Ashley and Daisy.
29 Mar: Saligao: CHARLES J LASRADO: husband of Bertha (Ex-Doha, Qatar),
father of Clifford/Monique and Arnold/Hanna.
29 Mar: Merces: CARMELINA MONTEIRO: wife of Santan Mendes,
mother/mother-in-law of Francisco and Perpet, Lawrenco and Goretti, Emilia
and Thomas, Luiza and Felix.
29 Mar: Parra: VITORIA PIEDADE FARIA: wife of Felix, mother of
Nicholas/Emmy, Nerry/Agnelo, Remina/Damaciano, Fermine/Peter, Greta/Vincy,
Crosslina/Peter.
29 Mar: Assolna: RUKMINIBAI RAMNATH AGNI: mother of Venkatesh, Sadanand,
late Shalini, Rajayee, Vimal and Sharad.
27 Mar: Canacona-Chaudi: KAMLABAI VITOBA DESSAI: mother of Dr
Purushottam, Vitoba/Dr Vijayalaxmi (London), Smt Sarojini/Kashinath
Mashelkar, Sharada/Umesh Fal Desai, Dr Seema/Chandrakant Parab, grandmother
of Venkatesh, Aishwarya, Ajinkaya, Pallavi, Samruddhi, Vishvaraj, Snehal,
Rahul and Amol. Funeral: 30 March at 12.30 Rumodki-Chaudi, Canacona.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.1 degC (82.6 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 30.2 deg C; Min Temp: 18.2 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: The first of the season's rain shower.a light drizzle.was
experienced around 5 am today in some parts of Goa. Cloudy weather this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-30 04:37:30 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
30 March 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
clip EARTH FEST
- "Down to Earth Jazz Fest" to be held in Panjim from 22 to 24th April
to mark the World Earth Day. A fab festival of Music and Art organised by
Think-Geek led by Ethel da Costa.
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

MEMO: EC BEGINS PROBE: The two-member committee set up by the Election
Commission to conduct a probe into the controversial memo episode quizzed
several government officials vis-?-vis the complaints of violation of the
model code of conduct yesterday. While the ASI attached to the Special
branch CID Centre, Mapusa, has been summoned to depose in the memo episode
before the panel comprising Dr PC Kapoor and P Marapandiyan on March 30, the
panel quizzed the government officials regarding the breach of code by the
government. (GT)

GOVT OKAYS ORDINANCE TO FORM IFFI PANEL: The Goa cabinet yesterday approved
an ordinance that provides for a 13-member panel led by the State's Chief
Secretary to issue statutory permissions for International Film Festival of
India related development works under a single-window system. "The
committee, however, will not have powers to override provisions of the
statues. What the ordinance in effect will do is cut the red-tape involved
in the physical movement of files from one statutory authority to another,"
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told journalists. (H)

DR WILLY IS ALLIANCE CANDIDATE: Nationalist Congress Party has announced the
name of its Goa president Dr Wilfred de Souza as the alliance candidate for
the North Goa seat in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. Party sources said the
lone NCP MLA has been chose for the Panaji parliamentary seat and that a
formal announcement would be made today. (GT)

AUDA IS UGDP'S CHOICE FOR SOUTH GOA: The United Goans Democratic Party in a
surprise move has named Auda Viegas as their candidate for the Mormugao
constituency for the forthcoming parliament elections. Radharao Gracias,
vice president of the party addressing a press conference, disclosed that
they have decided to field a lady candidate as women makeup for 60 per cent
of the vote bank in the South Goa constituency. (GT)

AND NOW EDUCATIONAL ESTATES IN GOA: With the government formally
constituting the Goa Education Development Corporation on March 18, Goa
could become the first State in the country to set up educational estates
(like industrial estates), to promote the establishment and growth of
educational institutions, services and facilities to develop competitive and
value-based education in Goa.The sources informed that initially two sites
have tentatively been chosen for establishing the educational estates-about
150 acres in Colvale and about 300 acres in Dhargal. (NT)

FOREST CONTRACTOR ARRESTED, RELEASED: The Forest department has confirmed
that the government-owned Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation
had no licence or permission to fell any tree at the old GMC Complex at
Campal till today. In fact, three licences were issued only on March 29
evening-a day after felling of trees had to be abandoned due to public
protests. (H)

PLANS TO CONVERT SECRETARIAT INTO HISTORICAL GALLERY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar, told pressmen, that he was of the opinion of changing the
existing Secretariat heritage building into a gallery displaying
pre-Portuguese history of Goa, after the administrative set up of the
government is shifted to the new complex at Porvorim. The government is
trying to shift the Secretariat to Porvorim by August 15, he said. (NT)

COAL POLLUTION: Mormugao councilor Ms Felicity D'Souza has criticized KP
Rao, chairman of Pollution Control Monitoring Committee, for declaring Vasco
free from coal pollution. Extending her wholehearted support to the
agitation against pollution, the MMC councilor stated that instead of
minimizing, coal pollution has increased thereby adding to the woes of the
Vascoites. (H)

MAPUSA KTC BUS STAND AREA USED AS AN OPEN-AIR TOILET: Goa has laws in place
to deal with all violations but the authorities seem to lack the will to
implement them, for the reasons best known to them. A classic example of
this is the Kadamba bus stand. The open area between the ticketing counter
of shuttle service and the Sulabh toilet is being used by unconcerned people
to ease themselves in the open and though there is law to act against these
people no one seems to be bothered. (NT)

CITY THEATRES SET FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL: The capital city's existing three
cinema halls are headed for are incarnation of sorts ahead of this year-end
scheduled International Film Festival of India. Panjim's first commercial
cinema hall National Theatre, and the Harish Zantye-owned Ashok-Samrat twin
cinema houses, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, will be
converted into mini multiplexes. "The National theatre structure will be
wholly demolished and rebuilt to have two screening halls of 200-250
capacity each," Parrikar said. (H)

CONG FLAYS BJP OVER TENDER ISSUE: The Congress party accused the BJP
government of another violation of model code of conduct vis-?-vis the
issuance of tender notice for three civil works estimated to cost Rs.36.50
crore. (GT)

VASCO MUNICIPAL BUILDING VACATED: The municipal building at Chhotta Bazaar,
Baina-Vasco, utilized for serving food for the sex workers, had to be
vacated as its gallery suddenly tilted on one side. (NT)

9-FOOT KING COBRA RETRIEVED FROM WELL: A nine-foot King Cobra was yesterday
retrieved from a well in Brahmakarmali, in Sattari, by Amrut Singh, a member
of the animal rescue squad, Bicholim. Amrut climbed down into the 33-foot
deep well with a ladder and caught the snake after a courageous effort. He
said the snake would be released after a discussion with the Chief
Conservator of Forests today. (GT)

MANGALSUTRA SNATCHED: A mangalsutra worth Rs.15,000 was snatched by an
unidentified youth at Dhanva-Thivim on Monday. Mapusa police said
53-year-old Vilasini Shirodkar was returning home from the panchayat office,
when a youth riding a scooter approached her on the pretext of enquiring
about an address. He then snatched her mangalsutra and fled from the scene.
(H)

MORJIM CHURCH CENTENARY ENDS: The centenary year celebrations of Our Lady of
Miracles Church, Morjim, will end on March 30. A closing ceremony with a
solemn Eucharist will be held at 5.30 pm. Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao will
be the main celebrant. (H)

GOAN SCOUT FOR UK: The Goa Bharat Scouts and Guides Association, Panjim, has
selected scout Vivian Fernandes of Regina Mundi High school, Chicalim, for
the Poacher 2004 camp to be held in UK in July. (H)

GOAN ARTISTS FOR MUMBAI ART SHOW: Three artists from Goa will be showcasing
their art work at the Ninth Harmony Show 2004, a much-awaited annual event
in the art calendar which will be inaugurated by the Governor of
Maharashtra, Mr Mohammed Fazal, on April 2, at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai.
The artists from Goa are Ms Rajeshree Thakker, Mr Subodh Kerkar and Mr
Theodore Mariano Mesquita. Team Harmony has selected 132 artists from across
the country for this year's show. (NT)

LYNCH, A VOICE AGAINST CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: Steven Lynch said it was
important to address the issue of child sexual abuse to make sure that they
do not live in 'fear, shame and isolation'. In a poignant speech to a rapt
audience, he said: Our parents and their parents did not speak about it due
to their comfortable lives. Lunch, who was sexually abused by a priest at
the age of nine, said he himself had no voice for 30 years. But we need to
speak about it as our parents' silence has done more harm than good. While
others chose drugs and alcohol, he started running and became a professional
runner. (GT)

S P O R T S

SERAULIM START WITH A BANG: USC Seraulim started their campaign in the
inaugural inter-village 5th Arpora-Nagoa Panchayat Cup with a bang,
trouncing PVC Parra 3-0, at Salt Lake grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
29 Mar: Betalbatim: CRISOLOGO BARRETO: husband of Flavia, father of
Ashley and Daisy.
29 Mar: Saligao: CHARLES J LASRADO: husband of Bertha (Ex-Doha, Qatar),
father of Clifford/Monique and Arnold/Hanna.
29 Mar: Merces: CARMELINA MONTEIRO: wife of Santan Mendes,
mother/mother-in-law of Francisco and Perpet, Lawrenco and Goretti, Emilia
and Thomas, Luiza and Felix.
29 Mar: Parra: VITORIA PIEDADE FARIA: wife of Felix, mother of
Nicholas/Emmy, Nerry/Agnelo, Remina/Damaciano, Fermine/Peter, Greta/Vincy,
Crosslina/Peter.
29 Mar: Assolna: RUKMINIBAI RAMNATH AGNI: mother of Venkatesh, Sadanand,
late Shalini, Rajayee, Vimal and Sharad.
27 Mar: Canacona-Chaudi: KAMLABAI VITOBA DESSAI: mother of Dr
Purushottam, Vitoba/Dr Vijayalaxmi (London), Smt Sarojini/Kashinath
Mashelkar, Sharada/Umesh Fal Desai, Dr Seema/Chandrakant Parab, grandmother
of Venkatesh, Aishwarya, Ajinkaya, Pallavi, Samruddhi, Vishvaraj, Snehal,
Rahul and Amol. Funeral: 30 March at 12.30 Rumodki-Chaudi, Canacona.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.1 degC (82.6 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 30.2 deg C; Min Temp: 18.2 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: The first of the season's rain shower.a light drizzle.was
experienced around 5 am today in some parts of Goa. Cloudy weather this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-30 04:37:30 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
30 March 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
clip EARTH FEST
- "Down to Earth Jazz Fest" to be held in Panjim from 22 to 24th April
to mark the World Earth Day. A fab festival of Music and Art organised by
Think-Geek led by Ethel da Costa.
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

MEMO: EC BEGINS PROBE: The two-member committee set up by the Election
Commission to conduct a probe into the controversial memo episode quizzed
several government officials vis-?-vis the complaints of violation of the
model code of conduct yesterday. While the ASI attached to the Special
branch CID Centre, Mapusa, has been summoned to depose in the memo episode
before the panel comprising Dr PC Kapoor and P Marapandiyan on March 30, the
panel quizzed the government officials regarding the breach of code by the
government. (GT)

GOVT OKAYS ORDINANCE TO FORM IFFI PANEL: The Goa cabinet yesterday approved
an ordinance that provides for a 13-member panel led by the State's Chief
Secretary to issue statutory permissions for International Film Festival of
India related development works under a single-window system. "The
committee, however, will not have powers to override provisions of the
statues. What the ordinance in effect will do is cut the red-tape involved
in the physical movement of files from one statutory authority to another,"
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told journalists. (H)

DR WILLY IS ALLIANCE CANDIDATE: Nationalist Congress Party has announced the
name of its Goa president Dr Wilfred de Souza as the alliance candidate for
the North Goa seat in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. Party sources said the
lone NCP MLA has been chose for the Panaji parliamentary seat and that a
formal announcement would be made today. (GT)

AUDA IS UGDP'S CHOICE FOR SOUTH GOA: The United Goans Democratic Party in a
surprise move has named Auda Viegas as their candidate for the Mormugao
constituency for the forthcoming parliament elections. Radharao Gracias,
vice president of the party addressing a press conference, disclosed that
they have decided to field a lady candidate as women makeup for 60 per cent
of the vote bank in the South Goa constituency. (GT)

AND NOW EDUCATIONAL ESTATES IN GOA: With the government formally
constituting the Goa Education Development Corporation on March 18, Goa
could become the first State in the country to set up educational estates
(like industrial estates), to promote the establishment and growth of
educational institutions, services and facilities to develop competitive and
value-based education in Goa.The sources informed that initially two sites
have tentatively been chosen for establishing the educational estates-about
150 acres in Colvale and about 300 acres in Dhargal. (NT)

FOREST CONTRACTOR ARRESTED, RELEASED: The Forest department has confirmed
that the government-owned Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation
had no licence or permission to fell any tree at the old GMC Complex at
Campal till today. In fact, three licences were issued only on March 29
evening-a day after felling of trees had to be abandoned due to public
protests. (H)

PLANS TO CONVERT SECRETARIAT INTO HISTORICAL GALLERY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar, told pressmen, that he was of the opinion of changing the
existing Secretariat heritage building into a gallery displaying
pre-Portuguese history of Goa, after the administrative set up of the
government is shifted to the new complex at Porvorim. The government is
trying to shift the Secretariat to Porvorim by August 15, he said. (NT)

COAL POLLUTION: Mormugao councilor Ms Felicity D'Souza has criticized KP
Rao, chairman of Pollution Control Monitoring Committee, for declaring Vasco
free from coal pollution. Extending her wholehearted support to the
agitation against pollution, the MMC councilor stated that instead of
minimizing, coal pollution has increased thereby adding to the woes of the
Vascoites. (H)

MAPUSA KTC BUS STAND AREA USED AS AN OPEN-AIR TOILET: Goa has laws in place
to deal with all violations but the authorities seem to lack the will to
implement them, for the reasons best known to them. A classic example of
this is the Kadamba bus stand. The open area between the ticketing counter
of shuttle service and the Sulabh toilet is being used by unconcerned people
to ease themselves in the open and though there is law to act against these
people no one seems to be bothered. (NT)

CITY THEATRES SET FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL: The capital city's existing three
cinema halls are headed for are incarnation of sorts ahead of this year-end
scheduled International Film Festival of India. Panjim's first commercial
cinema hall National Theatre, and the Harish Zantye-owned Ashok-Samrat twin
cinema houses, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, will be
converted into mini multiplexes. "The National theatre structure will be
wholly demolished and rebuilt to have two screening halls of 200-250
capacity each," Parrikar said. (H)

CONG FLAYS BJP OVER TENDER ISSUE: The Congress party accused the BJP
government of another violation of model code of conduct vis-?-vis the
issuance of tender notice for three civil works estimated to cost Rs.36.50
crore. (GT)

VASCO MUNICIPAL BUILDING VACATED: The municipal building at Chhotta Bazaar,
Baina-Vasco, utilized for serving food for the sex workers, had to be
vacated as its gallery suddenly tilted on one side. (NT)

9-FOOT KING COBRA RETRIEVED FROM WELL: A nine-foot King Cobra was yesterday
retrieved from a well in Brahmakarmali, in Sattari, by Amrut Singh, a member
of the animal rescue squad, Bicholim. Amrut climbed down into the 33-foot
deep well with a ladder and caught the snake after a courageous effort. He
said the snake would be released after a discussion with the Chief
Conservator of Forests today. (GT)

MANGALSUTRA SNATCHED: A mangalsutra worth Rs.15,000 was snatched by an
unidentified youth at Dhanva-Thivim on Monday. Mapusa police said
53-year-old Vilasini Shirodkar was returning home from the panchayat office,
when a youth riding a scooter approached her on the pretext of enquiring
about an address. He then snatched her mangalsutra and fled from the scene.
(H)

MORJIM CHURCH CENTENARY ENDS: The centenary year celebrations of Our Lady of
Miracles Church, Morjim, will end on March 30. A closing ceremony with a
solemn Eucharist will be held at 5.30 pm. Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao will
be the main celebrant. (H)

GOAN SCOUT FOR UK: The Goa Bharat Scouts and Guides Association, Panjim, has
selected scout Vivian Fernandes of Regina Mundi High school, Chicalim, for
the Poacher 2004 camp to be held in UK in July. (H)

GOAN ARTISTS FOR MUMBAI ART SHOW: Three artists from Goa will be showcasing
their art work at the Ninth Harmony Show 2004, a much-awaited annual event
in the art calendar which will be inaugurated by the Governor of
Maharashtra, Mr Mohammed Fazal, on April 2, at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai.
The artists from Goa are Ms Rajeshree Thakker, Mr Subodh Kerkar and Mr
Theodore Mariano Mesquita. Team Harmony has selected 132 artists from across
the country for this year's show. (NT)

LYNCH, A VOICE AGAINST CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: Steven Lynch said it was
important to address the issue of child sexual abuse to make sure that they
do not live in 'fear, shame and isolation'. In a poignant speech to a rapt
audience, he said: Our parents and their parents did not speak about it due
to their comfortable lives. Lunch, who was sexually abused by a priest at
the age of nine, said he himself had no voice for 30 years. But we need to
speak about it as our parents' silence has done more harm than good. While
others chose drugs and alcohol, he started running and became a professional
runner. (GT)

S P O R T S

SERAULIM START WITH A BANG: USC Seraulim started their campaign in the
inaugural inter-village 5th Arpora-Nagoa Panchayat Cup with a bang,
trouncing PVC Parra 3-0, at Salt Lake grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
29 Mar: Betalbatim: CRISOLOGO BARRETO: husband of Flavia, father of
Ashley and Daisy.
29 Mar: Saligao: CHARLES J LASRADO: husband of Bertha (Ex-Doha, Qatar),
father of Clifford/Monique and Arnold/Hanna.
29 Mar: Merces: CARMELINA MONTEIRO: wife of Santan Mendes,
mother/mother-in-law of Francisco and Perpet, Lawrenco and Goretti, Emilia
and Thomas, Luiza and Felix.
29 Mar: Parra: VITORIA PIEDADE FARIA: wife of Felix, mother of
Nicholas/Emmy, Nerry/Agnelo, Remina/Damaciano, Fermine/Peter, Greta/Vincy,
Crosslina/Peter.
29 Mar: Assolna: RUKMINIBAI RAMNATH AGNI: mother of Venkatesh, Sadanand,
late Shalini, Rajayee, Vimal and Sharad.
27 Mar: Canacona-Chaudi: KAMLABAI VITOBA DESSAI: mother of Dr
Purushottam, Vitoba/Dr Vijayalaxmi (London), Smt Sarojini/Kashinath
Mashelkar, Sharada/Umesh Fal Desai, Dr Seema/Chandrakant Parab, grandmother
of Venkatesh, Aishwarya, Ajinkaya, Pallavi, Samruddhi, Vishvaraj, Snehal,
Rahul and Amol. Funeral: 30 March at 12.30 Rumodki-Chaudi, Canacona.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.1 degC (82.6 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 30.2 deg C; Min Temp: 18.2 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: The first of the season's rain shower.a light drizzle.was
experienced around 5 am today in some parts of Goa. Cloudy weather this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-30 04:37:30 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
30 March 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
clip EARTH FEST
- "Down to Earth Jazz Fest" to be held in Panjim from 22 to 24th April
to mark the World Earth Day. A fab festival of Music and Art organised by
Think-Geek led by Ethel da Costa.
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

MEMO: EC BEGINS PROBE: The two-member committee set up by the Election
Commission to conduct a probe into the controversial memo episode quizzed
several government officials vis-?-vis the complaints of violation of the
model code of conduct yesterday. While the ASI attached to the Special
branch CID Centre, Mapusa, has been summoned to depose in the memo episode
before the panel comprising Dr PC Kapoor and P Marapandiyan on March 30, the
panel quizzed the government officials regarding the breach of code by the
government. (GT)

GOVT OKAYS ORDINANCE TO FORM IFFI PANEL: The Goa cabinet yesterday approved
an ordinance that provides for a 13-member panel led by the State's Chief
Secretary to issue statutory permissions for International Film Festival of
India related development works under a single-window system. "The
committee, however, will not have powers to override provisions of the
statues. What the ordinance in effect will do is cut the red-tape involved
in the physical movement of files from one statutory authority to another,"
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told journalists. (H)

DR WILLY IS ALLIANCE CANDIDATE: Nationalist Congress Party has announced the
name of its Goa president Dr Wilfred de Souza as the alliance candidate for
the North Goa seat in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. Party sources said the
lone NCP MLA has been chose for the Panaji parliamentary seat and that a
formal announcement would be made today. (GT)

AUDA IS UGDP'S CHOICE FOR SOUTH GOA: The United Goans Democratic Party in a
surprise move has named Auda Viegas as their candidate for the Mormugao
constituency for the forthcoming parliament elections. Radharao Gracias,
vice president of the party addressing a press conference, disclosed that
they have decided to field a lady candidate as women makeup for 60 per cent
of the vote bank in the South Goa constituency. (GT)

AND NOW EDUCATIONAL ESTATES IN GOA: With the government formally
constituting the Goa Education Development Corporation on March 18, Goa
could become the first State in the country to set up educational estates
(like industrial estates), to promote the establishment and growth of
educational institutions, services and facilities to develop competitive and
value-based education in Goa.The sources informed that initially two sites
have tentatively been chosen for establishing the educational estates-about
150 acres in Colvale and about 300 acres in Dhargal. (NT)

FOREST CONTRACTOR ARRESTED, RELEASED: The Forest department has confirmed
that the government-owned Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation
had no licence or permission to fell any tree at the old GMC Complex at
Campal till today. In fact, three licences were issued only on March 29
evening-a day after felling of trees had to be abandoned due to public
protests. (H)

PLANS TO CONVERT SECRETARIAT INTO HISTORICAL GALLERY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar, told pressmen, that he was of the opinion of changing the
existing Secretariat heritage building into a gallery displaying
pre-Portuguese history of Goa, after the administrative set up of the
government is shifted to the new complex at Porvorim. The government is
trying to shift the Secretariat to Porvorim by August 15, he said. (NT)

COAL POLLUTION: Mormugao councilor Ms Felicity D'Souza has criticized KP
Rao, chairman of Pollution Control Monitoring Committee, for declaring Vasco
free from coal pollution. Extending her wholehearted support to the
agitation against pollution, the MMC councilor stated that instead of
minimizing, coal pollution has increased thereby adding to the woes of the
Vascoites. (H)

MAPUSA KTC BUS STAND AREA USED AS AN OPEN-AIR TOILET: Goa has laws in place
to deal with all violations but the authorities seem to lack the will to
implement them, for the reasons best known to them. A classic example of
this is the Kadamba bus stand. The open area between the ticketing counter
of shuttle service and the Sulabh toilet is being used by unconcerned people
to ease themselves in the open and though there is law to act against these
people no one seems to be bothered. (NT)

CITY THEATRES SET FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL: The capital city's existing three
cinema halls are headed for are incarnation of sorts ahead of this year-end
scheduled International Film Festival of India. Panjim's first commercial
cinema hall National Theatre, and the Harish Zantye-owned Ashok-Samrat twin
cinema houses, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, will be
converted into mini multiplexes. "The National theatre structure will be
wholly demolished and rebuilt to have two screening halls of 200-250
capacity each," Parrikar said. (H)

CONG FLAYS BJP OVER TENDER ISSUE: The Congress party accused the BJP
government of another violation of model code of conduct vis-?-vis the
issuance of tender notice for three civil works estimated to cost Rs.36.50
crore. (GT)

VASCO MUNICIPAL BUILDING VACATED: The municipal building at Chhotta Bazaar,
Baina-Vasco, utilized for serving food for the sex workers, had to be
vacated as its gallery suddenly tilted on one side. (NT)

9-FOOT KING COBRA RETRIEVED FROM WELL: A nine-foot King Cobra was yesterday
retrieved from a well in Brahmakarmali, in Sattari, by Amrut Singh, a member
of the animal rescue squad, Bicholim. Amrut climbed down into the 33-foot
deep well with a ladder and caught the snake after a courageous effort. He
said the snake would be released after a discussion with the Chief
Conservator of Forests today. (GT)

MANGALSUTRA SNATCHED: A mangalsutra worth Rs.15,000 was snatched by an
unidentified youth at Dhanva-Thivim on Monday. Mapusa police said
53-year-old Vilasini Shirodkar was returning home from the panchayat office,
when a youth riding a scooter approached her on the pretext of enquiring
about an address. He then snatched her mangalsutra and fled from the scene.
(H)

MORJIM CHURCH CENTENARY ENDS: The centenary year celebrations of Our Lady of
Miracles Church, Morjim, will end on March 30. A closing ceremony with a
solemn Eucharist will be held at 5.30 pm. Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao will
be the main celebrant. (H)

GOAN SCOUT FOR UK: The Goa Bharat Scouts and Guides Association, Panjim, has
selected scout Vivian Fernandes of Regina Mundi High school, Chicalim, for
the Poacher 2004 camp to be held in UK in July. (H)

GOAN ARTISTS FOR MUMBAI ART SHOW: Three artists from Goa will be showcasing
their art work at the Ninth Harmony Show 2004, a much-awaited annual event
in the art calendar which will be inaugurated by the Governor of
Maharashtra, Mr Mohammed Fazal, on April 2, at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai.
The artists from Goa are Ms Rajeshree Thakker, Mr Subodh Kerkar and Mr
Theodore Mariano Mesquita. Team Harmony has selected 132 artists from across
the country for this year's show. (NT)

LYNCH, A VOICE AGAINST CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: Steven Lynch said it was
important to address the issue of child sexual abuse to make sure that they
do not live in 'fear, shame and isolation'. In a poignant speech to a rapt
audience, he said: Our parents and their parents did not speak about it due
to their comfortable lives. Lunch, who was sexually abused by a priest at
the age of nine, said he himself had no voice for 30 years. But we need to
speak about it as our parents' silence has done more harm than good. While
others chose drugs and alcohol, he started running and became a professional
runner. (GT)

S P O R T S

SERAULIM START WITH A BANG: USC Seraulim started their campaign in the
inaugural inter-village 5th Arpora-Nagoa Panchayat Cup with a bang,
trouncing PVC Parra 3-0, at Salt Lake grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
29 Mar: Betalbatim: CRISOLOGO BARRETO: husband of Flavia, father of
Ashley and Daisy.
29 Mar: Saligao: CHARLES J LASRADO: husband of Bertha (Ex-Doha, Qatar),
father of Clifford/Monique and Arnold/Hanna.
29 Mar: Merces: CARMELINA MONTEIRO: wife of Santan Mendes,
mother/mother-in-law of Francisco and Perpet, Lawrenco and Goretti, Emilia
and Thomas, Luiza and Felix.
29 Mar: Parra: VITORIA PIEDADE FARIA: wife of Felix, mother of
Nicholas/Emmy, Nerry/Agnelo, Remina/Damaciano, Fermine/Peter, Greta/Vincy,
Crosslina/Peter.
29 Mar: Assolna: RUKMINIBAI RAMNATH AGNI: mother of Venkatesh, Sadanand,
late Shalini, Rajayee, Vimal and Sharad.
27 Mar: Canacona-Chaudi: KAMLABAI VITOBA DESSAI: mother of Dr
Purushottam, Vitoba/Dr Vijayalaxmi (London), Smt Sarojini/Kashinath
Mashelkar, Sharada/Umesh Fal Desai, Dr Seema/Chandrakant Parab, grandmother
of Venkatesh, Aishwarya, Ajinkaya, Pallavi, Samruddhi, Vishvaraj, Snehal,
Rahul and Amol. Funeral: 30 March at 12.30 Rumodki-Chaudi, Canacona.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.1 degC (82.6 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 30.2 deg C; Min Temp: 18.2 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: The first of the season's rain shower.a light drizzle.was
experienced around 5 am today in some parts of Goa. Cloudy weather this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-30 04:37:30 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
30 March 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
clip EARTH FEST
- "Down to Earth Jazz Fest" to be held in Panjim from 22 to 24th April
to mark the World Earth Day. A fab festival of Music and Art organised by
Think-Geek led by Ethel da Costa.
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

MEMO: EC BEGINS PROBE: The two-member committee set up by the Election
Commission to conduct a probe into the controversial memo episode quizzed
several government officials vis-?-vis the complaints of violation of the
model code of conduct yesterday. While the ASI attached to the Special
branch CID Centre, Mapusa, has been summoned to depose in the memo episode
before the panel comprising Dr PC Kapoor and P Marapandiyan on March 30, the
panel quizzed the government officials regarding the breach of code by the
government. (GT)

GOVT OKAYS ORDINANCE TO FORM IFFI PANEL: The Goa cabinet yesterday approved
an ordinance that provides for a 13-member panel led by the State's Chief
Secretary to issue statutory permissions for International Film Festival of
India related development works under a single-window system. "The
committee, however, will not have powers to override provisions of the
statues. What the ordinance in effect will do is cut the red-tape involved
in the physical movement of files from one statutory authority to another,"
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told journalists. (H)

DR WILLY IS ALLIANCE CANDIDATE: Nationalist Congress Party has announced the
name of its Goa president Dr Wilfred de Souza as the alliance candidate for
the North Goa seat in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. Party sources said the
lone NCP MLA has been chose for the Panaji parliamentary seat and that a
formal announcement would be made today. (GT)

AUDA IS UGDP'S CHOICE FOR SOUTH GOA: The United Goans Democratic Party in a
surprise move has named Auda Viegas as their candidate for the Mormugao
constituency for the forthcoming parliament elections. Radharao Gracias,
vice president of the party addressing a press conference, disclosed that
they have decided to field a lady candidate as women makeup for 60 per cent
of the vote bank in the South Goa constituency. (GT)

AND NOW EDUCATIONAL ESTATES IN GOA: With the government formally
constituting the Goa Education Development Corporation on March 18, Goa
could become the first State in the country to set up educational estates
(like industrial estates), to promote the establishment and growth of
educational institutions, services and facilities to develop competitive and
value-based education in Goa.The sources informed that initially two sites
have tentatively been chosen for establishing the educational estates-about
150 acres in Colvale and about 300 acres in Dhargal. (NT)

FOREST CONTRACTOR ARRESTED, RELEASED: The Forest department has confirmed
that the government-owned Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation
had no licence or permission to fell any tree at the old GMC Complex at
Campal till today. In fact, three licences were issued only on March 29
evening-a day after felling of trees had to be abandoned due to public
protests. (H)

PLANS TO CONVERT SECRETARIAT INTO HISTORICAL GALLERY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar, told pressmen, that he was of the opinion of changing the
existing Secretariat heritage building into a gallery displaying
pre-Portuguese history of Goa, after the administrative set up of the
government is shifted to the new complex at Porvorim. The government is
trying to shift the Secretariat to Porvorim by August 15, he said. (NT)

COAL POLLUTION: Mormugao councilor Ms Felicity D'Souza has criticized KP
Rao, chairman of Pollution Control Monitoring Committee, for declaring Vasco
free from coal pollution. Extending her wholehearted support to the
agitation against pollution, the MMC councilor stated that instead of
minimizing, coal pollution has increased thereby adding to the woes of the
Vascoites. (H)

MAPUSA KTC BUS STAND AREA USED AS AN OPEN-AIR TOILET: Goa has laws in place
to deal with all violations but the authorities seem to lack the will to
implement them, for the reasons best known to them. A classic example of
this is the Kadamba bus stand. The open area between the ticketing counter
of shuttle service and the Sulabh toilet is being used by unconcerned people
to ease themselves in the open and though there is law to act against these
people no one seems to be bothered. (NT)

CITY THEATRES SET FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL: The capital city's existing three
cinema halls are headed for are incarnation of sorts ahead of this year-end
scheduled International Film Festival of India. Panjim's first commercial
cinema hall National Theatre, and the Harish Zantye-owned Ashok-Samrat twin
cinema houses, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, will be
converted into mini multiplexes. "The National theatre structure will be
wholly demolished and rebuilt to have two screening halls of 200-250
capacity each," Parrikar said. (H)

CONG FLAYS BJP OVER TENDER ISSUE: The Congress party accused the BJP
government of another violation of model code of conduct vis-?-vis the
issuance of tender notice for three civil works estimated to cost Rs.36.50
crore. (GT)

VASCO MUNICIPAL BUILDING VACATED: The municipal building at Chhotta Bazaar,
Baina-Vasco, utilized for serving food for the sex workers, had to be
vacated as its gallery suddenly tilted on one side. (NT)

9-FOOT KING COBRA RETRIEVED FROM WELL: A nine-foot King Cobra was yesterday
retrieved from a well in Brahmakarmali, in Sattari, by Amrut Singh, a member
of the animal rescue squad, Bicholim. Amrut climbed down into the 33-foot
deep well with a ladder and caught the snake after a courageous effort. He
said the snake would be released after a discussion with the Chief
Conservator of Forests today. (GT)

MANGALSUTRA SNATCHED: A mangalsutra worth Rs.15,000 was snatched by an
unidentified youth at Dhanva-Thivim on Monday. Mapusa police said
53-year-old Vilasini Shirodkar was returning home from the panchayat office,
when a youth riding a scooter approached her on the pretext of enquiring
about an address. He then snatched her mangalsutra and fled from the scene.
(H)

MORJIM CHURCH CENTENARY ENDS: The centenary year celebrations of Our Lady of
Miracles Church, Morjim, will end on March 30. A closing ceremony with a
solemn Eucharist will be held at 5.30 pm. Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao will
be the main celebrant. (H)

GOAN SCOUT FOR UK: The Goa Bharat Scouts and Guides Association, Panjim, has
selected scout Vivian Fernandes of Regina Mundi High school, Chicalim, for
the Poacher 2004 camp to be held in UK in July. (H)

GOAN ARTISTS FOR MUMBAI ART SHOW: Three artists from Goa will be showcasing
their art work at the Ninth Harmony Show 2004, a much-awaited annual event
in the art calendar which will be inaugurated by the Governor of
Maharashtra, Mr Mohammed Fazal, on April 2, at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai.
The artists from Goa are Ms Rajeshree Thakker, Mr Subodh Kerkar and Mr
Theodore Mariano Mesquita. Team Harmony has selected 132 artists from across
the country for this year's show. (NT)

LYNCH, A VOICE AGAINST CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: Steven Lynch said it was
important to address the issue of child sexual abuse to make sure that they
do not live in 'fear, shame and isolation'. In a poignant speech to a rapt
audience, he said: Our parents and their parents did not speak about it due
to their comfortable lives. Lunch, who was sexually abused by a priest at
the age of nine, said he himself had no voice for 30 years. But we need to
speak about it as our parents' silence has done more harm than good. While
others chose drugs and alcohol, he started running and became a professional
runner. (GT)

S P O R T S

SERAULIM START WITH A BANG: USC Seraulim started their campaign in the
inaugural inter-village 5th Arpora-Nagoa Panchayat Cup with a bang,
trouncing PVC Parra 3-0, at Salt Lake grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
29 Mar: Betalbatim: CRISOLOGO BARRETO: husband of Flavia, father of
Ashley and Daisy.
29 Mar: Saligao: CHARLES J LASRADO: husband of Bertha (Ex-Doha, Qatar),
father of Clifford/Monique and Arnold/Hanna.
29 Mar: Merces: CARMELINA MONTEIRO: wife of Santan Mendes,
mother/mother-in-law of Francisco and Perpet, Lawrenco and Goretti, Emilia
and Thomas, Luiza and Felix.
29 Mar: Parra: VITORIA PIEDADE FARIA: wife of Felix, mother of
Nicholas/Emmy, Nerry/Agnelo, Remina/Damaciano, Fermine/Peter, Greta/Vincy,
Crosslina/Peter.
29 Mar: Assolna: RUKMINIBAI RAMNATH AGNI: mother of Venkatesh, Sadanand,
late Shalini, Rajayee, Vimal and Sharad.
27 Mar: Canacona-Chaudi: KAMLABAI VITOBA DESSAI: mother of Dr
Purushottam, Vitoba/Dr Vijayalaxmi (London), Smt Sarojini/Kashinath
Mashelkar, Sharada/Umesh Fal Desai, Dr Seema/Chandrakant Parab, grandmother
of Venkatesh, Aishwarya, Ajinkaya, Pallavi, Samruddhi, Vishvaraj, Snehal,
Rahul and Amol. Funeral: 30 March at 12.30 Rumodki-Chaudi, Canacona.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.1 degC (82.6 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 30.2 deg C; Min Temp: 18.2 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: The first of the season's rain shower.a light drizzle.was
experienced around 5 am today in some parts of Goa. Cloudy weather this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-30 04:37:30 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
30 March 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
clip EARTH FEST
- "Down to Earth Jazz Fest" to be held in Panjim from 22 to 24th April
to mark the World Earth Day. A fab festival of Music and Art organised by
Think-Geek led by Ethel da Costa.
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

MEMO: EC BEGINS PROBE: The two-member committee set up by the Election
Commission to conduct a probe into the controversial memo episode quizzed
several government officials vis-?-vis the complaints of violation of the
model code of conduct yesterday. While the ASI attached to the Special
branch CID Centre, Mapusa, has been summoned to depose in the memo episode
before the panel comprising Dr PC Kapoor and P Marapandiyan on March 30, the
panel quizzed the government officials regarding the breach of code by the
government. (GT)

GOVT OKAYS ORDINANCE TO FORM IFFI PANEL: The Goa cabinet yesterday approved
an ordinance that provides for a 13-member panel led by the State's Chief
Secretary to issue statutory permissions for International Film Festival of
India related development works under a single-window system. "The
committee, however, will not have powers to override provisions of the
statues. What the ordinance in effect will do is cut the red-tape involved
in the physical movement of files from one statutory authority to another,"
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told journalists. (H)

DR WILLY IS ALLIANCE CANDIDATE: Nationalist Congress Party has announced the
name of its Goa president Dr Wilfred de Souza as the alliance candidate for
the North Goa seat in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. Party sources said the
lone NCP MLA has been chose for the Panaji parliamentary seat and that a
formal announcement would be made today. (GT)

AUDA IS UGDP'S CHOICE FOR SOUTH GOA: The United Goans Democratic Party in a
surprise move has named Auda Viegas as their candidate for the Mormugao
constituency for the forthcoming parliament elections. Radharao Gracias,
vice president of the party addressing a press conference, disclosed that
they have decided to field a lady candidate as women makeup for 60 per cent
of the vote bank in the South Goa constituency. (GT)

AND NOW EDUCATIONAL ESTATES IN GOA: With the government formally
constituting the Goa Education Development Corporation on March 18, Goa
could become the first State in the country to set up educational estates
(like industrial estates), to promote the establishment and growth of
educational institutions, services and facilities to develop competitive and
value-based education in Goa.The sources informed that initially two sites
have tentatively been chosen for establishing the educational estates-about
150 acres in Colvale and about 300 acres in Dhargal. (NT)

FOREST CONTRACTOR ARRESTED, RELEASED: The Forest department has confirmed
that the government-owned Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation
had no licence or permission to fell any tree at the old GMC Complex at
Campal till today. In fact, three licences were issued only on March 29
evening-a day after felling of trees had to be abandoned due to public
protests. (H)

PLANS TO CONVERT SECRETARIAT INTO HISTORICAL GALLERY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar, told pressmen, that he was of the opinion of changing the
existing Secretariat heritage building into a gallery displaying
pre-Portuguese history of Goa, after the administrative set up of the
government is shifted to the new complex at Porvorim. The government is
trying to shift the Secretariat to Porvorim by August 15, he said. (NT)

COAL POLLUTION: Mormugao councilor Ms Felicity D'Souza has criticized KP
Rao, chairman of Pollution Control Monitoring Committee, for declaring Vasco
free from coal pollution. Extending her wholehearted support to the
agitation against pollution, the MMC councilor stated that instead of
minimizing, coal pollution has increased thereby adding to the woes of the
Vascoites. (H)

MAPUSA KTC BUS STAND AREA USED AS AN OPEN-AIR TOILET: Goa has laws in place
to deal with all violations but the authorities seem to lack the will to
implement them, for the reasons best known to them. A classic example of
this is the Kadamba bus stand. The open area between the ticketing counter
of shuttle service and the Sulabh toilet is being used by unconcerned people
to ease themselves in the open and though there is law to act against these
people no one seems to be bothered. (NT)

CITY THEATRES SET FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL: The capital city's existing three
cinema halls are headed for are incarnation of sorts ahead of this year-end
scheduled International Film Festival of India. Panjim's first commercial
cinema hall National Theatre, and the Harish Zantye-owned Ashok-Samrat twin
cinema houses, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, will be
converted into mini multiplexes. "The National theatre structure will be
wholly demolished and rebuilt to have two screening halls of 200-250
capacity each," Parrikar said. (H)

CONG FLAYS BJP OVER TENDER ISSUE: The Congress party accused the BJP
government of another violation of model code of conduct vis-?-vis the
issuance of tender notice for three civil works estimated to cost Rs.36.50
crore. (GT)

VASCO MUNICIPAL BUILDING VACATED: The municipal building at Chhotta Bazaar,
Baina-Vasco, utilized for serving food for the sex workers, had to be
vacated as its gallery suddenly tilted on one side. (NT)

9-FOOT KING COBRA RETRIEVED FROM WELL: A nine-foot King Cobra was yesterday
retrieved from a well in Brahmakarmali, in Sattari, by Amrut Singh, a member
of the animal rescue squad, Bicholim. Amrut climbed down into the 33-foot
deep well with a ladder and caught the snake after a courageous effort. He
said the snake would be released after a discussion with the Chief
Conservator of Forests today. (GT)

MANGALSUTRA SNATCHED: A mangalsutra worth Rs.15,000 was snatched by an
unidentified youth at Dhanva-Thivim on Monday. Mapusa police said
53-year-old Vilasini Shirodkar was returning home from the panchayat office,
when a youth riding a scooter approached her on the pretext of enquiring
about an address. He then snatched her mangalsutra and fled from the scene.
(H)

MORJIM CHURCH CENTENARY ENDS: The centenary year celebrations of Our Lady of
Miracles Church, Morjim, will end on March 30. A closing ceremony with a
solemn Eucharist will be held at 5.30 pm. Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao will
be the main celebrant. (H)

GOAN SCOUT FOR UK: The Goa Bharat Scouts and Guides Association, Panjim, has
selected scout Vivian Fernandes of Regina Mundi High school, Chicalim, for
the Poacher 2004 camp to be held in UK in July. (H)

GOAN ARTISTS FOR MUMBAI ART SHOW: Three artists from Goa will be showcasing
their art work at the Ninth Harmony Show 2004, a much-awaited annual event
in the art calendar which will be inaugurated by the Governor of
Maharashtra, Mr Mohammed Fazal, on April 2, at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai.
The artists from Goa are Ms Rajeshree Thakker, Mr Subodh Kerkar and Mr
Theodore Mariano Mesquita. Team Harmony has selected 132 artists from across
the country for this year's show. (NT)

LYNCH, A VOICE AGAINST CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: Steven Lynch said it was
important to address the issue of child sexual abuse to make sure that they
do not live in 'fear, shame and isolation'. In a poignant speech to a rapt
audience, he said: Our parents and their parents did not speak about it due
to their comfortable lives. Lunch, who was sexually abused by a priest at
the age of nine, said he himself had no voice for 30 years. But we need to
speak about it as our parents' silence has done more harm than good. While
others chose drugs and alcohol, he started running and became a professional
runner. (GT)

S P O R T S

SERAULIM START WITH A BANG: USC Seraulim started their campaign in the
inaugural inter-village 5th Arpora-Nagoa Panchayat Cup with a bang,
trouncing PVC Parra 3-0, at Salt Lake grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
29 Mar: Betalbatim: CRISOLOGO BARRETO: husband of Flavia, father of
Ashley and Daisy.
29 Mar: Saligao: CHARLES J LASRADO: husband of Bertha (Ex-Doha, Qatar),
father of Clifford/Monique and Arnold/Hanna.
29 Mar: Merces: CARMELINA MONTEIRO: wife of Santan Mendes,
mother/mother-in-law of Francisco and Perpet, Lawrenco and Goretti, Emilia
and Thomas, Luiza and Felix.
29 Mar: Parra: VITORIA PIEDADE FARIA: wife of Felix, mother of
Nicholas/Emmy, Nerry/Agnelo, Remina/Damaciano, Fermine/Peter, Greta/Vincy,
Crosslina/Peter.
29 Mar: Assolna: RUKMINIBAI RAMNATH AGNI: mother of Venkatesh, Sadanand,
late Shalini, Rajayee, Vimal and Sharad.
27 Mar: Canacona-Chaudi: KAMLABAI VITOBA DESSAI: mother of Dr
Purushottam, Vitoba/Dr Vijayalaxmi (London), Smt Sarojini/Kashinath
Mashelkar, Sharada/Umesh Fal Desai, Dr Seema/Chandrakant Parab, grandmother
of Venkatesh, Aishwarya, Ajinkaya, Pallavi, Samruddhi, Vishvaraj, Snehal,
Rahul and Amol. Funeral: 30 March at 12.30 Rumodki-Chaudi, Canacona.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.1 degC (82.6 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 30.2 deg C; Min Temp: 18.2 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: The first of the season's rain shower.a light drizzle.was
experienced around 5 am today in some parts of Goa. Cloudy weather this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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30 March 2004

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MEMO: EC BEGINS PROBE: The two-member committee set up by the Election
Commission to conduct a probe into the controversial memo episode quizzed
several government officials vis-?-vis the complaints of violation of the
model code of conduct yesterday. While the ASI attached to the Special
branch CID Centre, Mapusa, has been summoned to depose in the memo episode
before the panel comprising Dr PC Kapoor and P Marapandiyan on March 30, the
panel quizzed the government officials regarding the breach of code by the
government. (GT)

GOVT OKAYS ORDINANCE TO FORM IFFI PANEL: The Goa cabinet yesterday approved
an ordinance that provides for a 13-member panel led by the State's Chief
Secretary to issue statutory permissions for International Film Festival of
India related development works under a single-window system. "The
committee, however, will not have powers to override provisions of the
statues. What the ordinance in effect will do is cut the red-tape involved
in the physical movement of files from one statutory authority to another,"
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told journalists. (H)

DR WILLY IS ALLIANCE CANDIDATE: Nationalist Congress Party has announced the
name of its Goa president Dr Wilfred de Souza as the alliance candidate for
the North Goa seat in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. Party sources said the
lone NCP MLA has been chose for the Panaji parliamentary seat and that a
formal announcement would be made today. (GT)

AUDA IS UGDP'S CHOICE FOR SOUTH GOA: The United Goans Democratic Party in a
surprise move has named Auda Viegas as their candidate for the Mormugao
constituency for the forthcoming parliament elections. Radharao Gracias,
vice president of the party addressing a press conference, disclosed that
they have decided to field a lady candidate as women makeup for 60 per cent
of the vote bank in the South Goa constituency. (GT)

AND NOW EDUCATIONAL ESTATES IN GOA: With the government formally
constituting the Goa Education Development Corporation on March 18, Goa
could become the first State in the country to set up educational estates
(like industrial estates), to promote the establishment and growth of
educational institutions, services and facilities to develop competitive and
value-based education in Goa.The sources informed that initially two sites
have tentatively been chosen for establishing the educational estates-about
150 acres in Colvale and about 300 acres in Dhargal. (NT)

FOREST CONTRACTOR ARRESTED, RELEASED: The Forest department has confirmed
that the government-owned Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation
had no licence or permission to fell any tree at the old GMC Complex at
Campal till today. In fact, three licences were issued only on March 29
evening-a day after felling of trees had to be abandoned due to public
protests. (H)

PLANS TO CONVERT SECRETARIAT INTO HISTORICAL GALLERY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar, told pressmen, that he was of the opinion of changing the
existing Secretariat heritage building into a gallery displaying
pre-Portuguese history of Goa, after the administrative set up of the
government is shifted to the new complex at Porvorim. The government is
trying to shift the Secretariat to Porvorim by August 15, he said. (NT)

COAL POLLUTION: Mormugao councilor Ms Felicity D'Souza has criticized KP
Rao, chairman of Pollution Control Monitoring Committee, for declaring Vasco
free from coal pollution. Extending her wholehearted support to the
agitation against pollution, the MMC councilor stated that instead of
minimizing, coal pollution has increased thereby adding to the woes of the
Vascoites. (H)

MAPUSA KTC BUS STAND AREA USED AS AN OPEN-AIR TOILET: Goa has laws in place
to deal with all violations but the authorities seem to lack the will to
implement them, for the reasons best known to them. A classic example of
this is the Kadamba bus stand. The open area between the ticketing counter
of shuttle service and the Sulabh toilet is being used by unconcerned people
to ease themselves in the open and though there is law to act against these
people no one seems to be bothered. (NT)

CITY THEATRES SET FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL: The capital city's existing three
cinema halls are headed for are incarnation of sorts ahead of this year-end
scheduled International Film Festival of India. Panjim's first commercial
cinema hall National Theatre, and the Harish Zantye-owned Ashok-Samrat twin
cinema houses, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, will be
converted into mini multiplexes. "The National theatre structure will be
wholly demolished and rebuilt to have two screening halls of 200-250
capacity each," Parrikar said. (H)

CONG FLAYS BJP OVER TENDER ISSUE: The Congress party accused the BJP
government of another violation of model code of conduct vis-?-vis the
issuance of tender notice for three civil works estimated to cost Rs.36.50
crore. (GT)

VASCO MUNICIPAL BUILDING VACATED: The municipal building at Chhotta Bazaar,
Baina-Vasco, utilized for serving food for the sex workers, had to be
vacated as its gallery suddenly tilted on one side. (NT)

9-FOOT KING COBRA RETRIEVED FROM WELL: A nine-foot King Cobra was yesterday
retrieved from a well in Brahmakarmali, in Sattari, by Amrut Singh, a member
of the animal rescue squad, Bicholim. Amrut climbed down into the 33-foot
deep well with a ladder and caught the snake after a courageous effort. He
said the snake would be released after a discussion with the Chief
Conservator of Forests today. (GT)

MANGALSUTRA SNATCHED: A mangalsutra worth Rs.15,000 was snatched by an
unidentified youth at Dhanva-Thivim on Monday. Mapusa police said
53-year-old Vilasini Shirodkar was returning home from the panchayat office,
when a youth riding a scooter approached her on the pretext of enquiring
about an address. He then snatched her mangalsutra and fled from the scene.
(H)

MORJIM CHURCH CENTENARY ENDS: The centenary year celebrations of Our Lady of
Miracles Church, Morjim, will end on March 30. A closing ceremony with a
solemn Eucharist will be held at 5.30 pm. Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao will
be the main celebrant. (H)

GOAN SCOUT FOR UK: The Goa Bharat Scouts and Guides Association, Panjim, has
selected scout Vivian Fernandes of Regina Mundi High school, Chicalim, for
the Poacher 2004 camp to be held in UK in July. (H)

GOAN ARTISTS FOR MUMBAI ART SHOW: Three artists from Goa will be showcasing
their art work at the Ninth Harmony Show 2004, a much-awaited annual event
in the art calendar which will be inaugurated by the Governor of
Maharashtra, Mr Mohammed Fazal, on April 2, at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai.
The artists from Goa are Ms Rajeshree Thakker, Mr Subodh Kerkar and Mr
Theodore Mariano Mesquita. Team Harmony has selected 132 artists from across
the country for this year's show. (NT)

LYNCH, A VOICE AGAINST CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: Steven Lynch said it was
important to address the issue of child sexual abuse to make sure that they
do not live in 'fear, shame and isolation'. In a poignant speech to a rapt
audience, he said: Our parents and their parents did not speak about it due
to their comfortable lives. Lunch, who was sexually abused by a priest at
the age of nine, said he himself had no voice for 30 years. But we need to
speak about it as our parents' silence has done more harm than good. While
others chose drugs and alcohol, he started running and became a professional
runner. (GT)

S P O R T S

SERAULIM START WITH A BANG: USC Seraulim started their campaign in the
inaugural inter-village 5th Arpora-Nagoa Panchayat Cup with a bang,
trouncing PVC Parra 3-0, at Salt Lake grounds, Arpora. (H)

D E A T H S
29 Mar: Betalbatim: CRISOLOGO BARRETO: husband of Flavia, father of
Ashley and Daisy.
29 Mar: Saligao: CHARLES J LASRADO: husband of Bertha (Ex-Doha, Qatar),
father of Clifford/Monique and Arnold/Hanna.
29 Mar: Merces: CARMELINA MONTEIRO: wife of Santan Mendes,
mother/mother-in-law of Francisco and Perpet, Lawrenco and Goretti, Emilia
and Thomas, Luiza and Felix.
29 Mar: Parra: VITORIA PIEDADE FARIA: wife of Felix, mother of
Nicholas/Emmy, Nerry/Agnelo, Remina/Damaciano, Fermine/Peter, Greta/Vincy,
Crosslina/Peter.
29 Mar: Assolna: RUKMINIBAI RAMNATH AGNI: mother of Venkatesh, Sadanand,
late Shalini, Rajayee, Vimal and Sharad.
27 Mar: Canacona-Chaudi: KAMLABAI VITOBA DESSAI: mother of Dr
Purushottam, Vitoba/Dr Vijayalaxmi (London), Smt Sarojini/Kashinath
Mashelkar, Sharada/Umesh Fal Desai, Dr Seema/Chandrakant Parab, grandmother
of Venkatesh, Aishwarya, Ajinkaya, Pallavi, Samruddhi, Vishvaraj, Snehal,
Rahul and Amol. Funeral: 30 March at 12.30 Rumodki-Chaudi, Canacona.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.1 degC (82.6 degF) at 08.00 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 30.2 deg C; Min Temp: 18.2 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: The first of the season's rain shower.a light drizzle.was
experienced around 5 am today in some parts of Goa. Cloudy weather this
morning in Goa.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.

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