2003-11-03 04:57:59 UTC
03 Nov 2003
LARGEST COAST GUARD VESSEL TO BE LAUNCHED: Advanced offshore patrol vessel
"CGS Sagar" built by Goa Shipyard Ltd, will be commissioned by Defence
Minister George Fernandes today at the Mormugao Post. The 102.5 metres long
"Sagar" is the fourth vessel of its kind and is the largest vessel to be
inducted in the Indian Coast Guard. The 1930 tonne ship has a range of 6000
nautical miles and can attain a speed of 21.7 knots with excellent
maneuvering capabilities. (GT)
GOVT REPEALS ANTI-GRAFT LAW: The Goa government has repealed the anti-graft
law-The Goa Public Men's Corruption (Investigations and Inquiries) Act,
1988-and disbanded the Commission set up under it. The repealed anti-graft
law, largely criticised as a 'toothless tiger', has been repealed by the
present government in view of its effort to establish a Lokayukta for the
THREE FORGERS DUPE BANK: Rudolf Patricio Crasto along with two others,
Surekha Apanna Naik and Vaikunth Raghunath Prabhu, all from Porvorim,
cheated the Bank of India to the tune of Rs.56 lakh by mortgaging forged
property documents. The Crime branch of Goa Police has filed two criminal
cases based on the complaints lodged by the managers of the Bank of India
Patto Plaza branch and the Rua de Ourem branch of the bank in Panjim. (NT)
JET AIRWAYS OFFER 31,000 SEATS: Jet Airways will offer about 31,000 sets
daily on its network by operating 255 flights to 40 destinations in its new
winter schedule, which comes into force with immediate effect. To meet the
heavy traffic demand between Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai, Jet Airways started an
additional daily flight from 1 November in addition to its daily four
Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai Boeing 735 flights. (GT)
SCHOOL COMPUTER ROBBED: Some unknown persons effected entry into Balbharati
Vidya Mandir School, Ribandar, and decamped with articles (including a
computer) worth Rs.45,000 on the intervening night of October 30 and 31.
JILTED LOVER COMMITS SUICIDE: Priya Gude, 23, a resident of Panaji,
committed suicide at her residence at SBI quarters, at St Inez, yesterday
evening. The police said that Priya committed suicide by hanging to the
window grills by using her dupatta when her parents had gone out. The police
suspect that she was upset at her fianc?e, who hardly met her after the
OLD WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE: A 71-year-old lady from Ambelim committed suicide
by jumping into a well. (NT)
LOW-COST RURAL ATMS: An indigenously developed low-cost Automated Teller
Machine for the country's rural use is expected to be operation in January
next. The ATM would cost Rs.30,000 to build compared to the Rs.8.5 lakh
price tag of the commonly available machines and was being developed in a
tie-up with the ICICI Bank, the larges private sector bank in the country.
(UNI report in GT)
DOG SHOW DRAWS CROWDS: The fifth Dog Show organised by the Indian National
Kennel Club in association with the Animal Husbandry Department at the
Campal grounds yesterday, attracted a total of 125 dogs of different breeds.
The German Shepherd was the most common among all the breeds while the
rarest included the Staffordshire Bull terrier, Pug, Rampur Hound and the
Shih Tzu. The canines came from all over Goa. (GT)
KERALOTSAV 2003 AT PONDA: The Keralotsav was organised jointly for the first
time this year by the federation of All Goa Malayalee Associations and the
Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda, to mark the occasion of the formation of
Kerala state on 1 November 1956. The cultural programme put up by a
38-member rural troupe of the Kerala State Artistes Welfare Association from
Alleppey, took the audience by surprise and by storm. (GT)
MENTALLY ILL NEED A HOME: Understanding the plight of mentally ill persons
and more so of their family members, the Golden Goa Society for the
Rehabilitation of the Disabled and the Mentally ill, a registered NGO, had
commenced a home at Siolim in 2000. They were promised support by the then
government, however, since then all efforts to obtain some government
premises which may be vacant to be leased out on trial basis, has fallen on
deaf ears. (GT)
"NOXIBANTLEM" ALBUM RELEASED: Ronny Socorro Production has recently released
John Rodrigues de Navelim's maiden Konkani album entitled "Noxibantlem". The
voices for the album have been rendered by Xavier, Ben Evangelisto, Menino
Mario, Pascoal Rodrigues, Roseferns, John Rodrigues, Felcy and Roma. The
jokes come from Ben and Ambe. (H)
A GOA'S POTENTIAL: The biggest potential of Goa are her people. A people who
have shown their ability to perform well, across the globe, in the rest of
India, and even back home.if only given the opportunity. We tend to forget
that this small place has produced MPs in Kenya (Pio Gama Pinto) and
minister in the UK (Keith Vaz), test cricketers for both India and Pakistan
(Dilip Sardessai and Wallis Mathias), singers who made it to the Guinness
Book with over 25,000 songs (Lata Mangueshkar), IT pioneers (like Ashank
Desai of Mastek) and nearly a dozen men and women of science whose work at
one time was recognized by a prestigious US who's who. Goa, and the globally
scattered Goan community, continues to regularly throw up achievers. Maybe
we need to recognize them better. (Edit in Herald)
VISUAL POLLUTION: If our ministers undertake a random inspection tour with a
team of officers from the above departments along with architects and
landscape designers, the seriousness of visual pollution would come to their
notice instantly. Not only the hoardings but there are unauthorized shrines
and scrap storage yards which have ruined the aesthetic character of Goa's
roadside landscape. Driving on the highways and roads in Goa is no more an
enjoyable journey because the huge crops of hoardings block your view of
nature everywhere. The scrapyards on the outskirts of the towns add to this
problem. (Nandkumar Kamat in Glimpses-NT)
"AMCHE HISTORR", the Goan Oral History Group based in London, has struck it
lucky with an application for the British National Lottery Funding.
Community grants have been granted to Goans living in London to contribute
their life stories to local historical archives. Those interested in knowing
more about the project may email to goanhistory at aol.com (H)
MARGAO'S "DINDI" ON NOV 6: The famous Dindi festival of Hari Mandder
Devasthan, Margao, will be held on November 6. For the last 94 years this
event is being held in Margao and it assumes much importance. (NT)
S P O R T S
VASCO, DEMPO WIN: The Goan teams known for their flair and fast play could
hardly live up to their billing as Dempo SC and Vasco SC managed to win
their opening encounters in the 116th Durand Cup in New Delhi yesterday.
While Dempo outplayed Indian Bank 3-0, Vasco pipped Jammu and Kashmir Bank
1-0 in their quarter-final league matches. (UNI report in GT)
FC SIOLIM 2 GOOD: Riding on a vociferous support of a huge home crowd,
favourites FC Siolim stunned fancied Curtorim Gymkhana 2-0 to lift the
Siolim Parish Youth Cup football tournament organised by Parish Youth Siolim
and played at St Anthony's church grounds yesterday. Ace striker Irineu
Fernandes opened the account for Siolim in the 12th minute. A beautiful
25-yard strike by Munna saw the ball dipping away from the out-stretched
hands of Castanha into the net to give Siolim their second goal. Siolim's
experienced goalkeeper Rube D'Souza, displayed excellent anticipation.
(Alister Miranda in GT)
D E A T H S
Pilerne: ENGRACIA FERNANDES: wife of late Ambrosio, mother of Peter/Luiza
(Claudin), Fr Meverick (Asst Dir Ex-Caritas & ex-Parish Priest of Colva),
Evelyn/Santos, sister/sister-in-law of Anthony/Antonette (Canada), late
Caludio/Shushema (Dar-es-Salam), Filadelso/Aurora, Grandmother of Nazen
Ninoska, Talita, Candily and Shansa. Funeral on November 3 at for St John
Baptist Church, Pilerne, at 4.00 pm.
02 Nov: Raia: ESMERALDA ALLELUYA COSTA E DIAS: wife of late Sebastiao
Jose, mother of Antonio Jose/Arcangela, Josinho/Lourecin, late
Pascoal/Piedade, Raymond/Sacru, Rosy Mary/late Santan, Maria Margarida/Jose
Inacio, Anny/late Agustin.
02 Nov: Betalbatim: RUDOLF VAZ: son of late Joseph/Philomen,
brother/brother-in-law of Antonette/Alex Barretto.
02 Nov: Verna: ANTONIO CABRAL: husband of Maria Severina, father of
Joseph/Aida, Mathew/Lourine, Richard/Marialina, Paul (Doha Qatar).
26 Oct: Canacona-Karai: SELVINO DIAS.
31 Oct: Dabhal: MARTINHO JOAO FERNANDES: husband of Nickel, brother of
Benjamin, Milagres, Greg, Andrew, Philomena, and Elly.
02 Nov: Benaulim: MARCOS DOS SANTOS DAS CHAGAS E SILVA: husband of
Fatima, father of Dr Simon Melvin/Rinea, Sufola, Amol and Joseph.
02 Nov: Caranzalem: SAYYED ZAINODDIN: husband of Khairun Sayyed, father
of Rashid, Noor, Shabbir and Sayeeda, Nasima, Shamin.
-2 Nov: St Inez: PREETI ARUN GUDE: daughter of Kanchan/Arun Manguesh
Gude, sister of Archana Mahesh Pai Angle.
02 Nov: KAMALABAI DINANATH BHANDARE: wife of Dinanath, mother of
Asha/Balwant Talwadker and Lata/Prakash kamat. No Condolence visit.
02 Nov: Ponda-Dhavali: VIVEK S KAMAT: husband of Durga, father of Gauri.
G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 28.7 degC (83.7 degF) at 9.00 am in Assagao-Goa.
Max Temp: 32.3 deg C; Min Temp: 26.0 deg C; Humidity: 78% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Rainfall so far: 2705.0 mm
Weather: Ideal holiday weather in Goa already.
Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT=Gomantak Times
JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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