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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
10 March 2004

GOACOM'S VIDEO Newscast: www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews08 Mar 04. shows:
International Women's Day, 2nd All Goa Conference,
Election News, Sighmo & Holi Celebrations,
Vegetarian Fiesta 2004 - Panaji
Goacom News Clippings: www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": www.goacom.com/goanow

USS BOXER CAME FOR GOA'S SPLENDID BEACHES: 'America's Golden Gator', the USS
Boxer came alongside at berth number eight at Mormugao harbour on March 9
morning. The 844-ft long ship is in Goa on a "a holiday" after operating for
two weeks in the Persian Gulf, Chief Petty Officer Jack Chirrick told
members of the media, who were taken on a two-hour tour of the floating
city. Speaking to media, the ship's commanding officer Captain Thomas
Crowley said that Goa had been chosen because of its "splendid beaches".
"There are other ports in this country as safe as Goa but the beaches were
tempting. We are here to enjoy ourselves and to soak in some of the local
culture," he said. (GT)

BABUSH AT ODDS WITH BJP IN TALEIGAO: All is not well, so it seems, between
BJP legislator cum Town and Country Planning Minister, Atanasio alias Babush
Monseratte, and the BJP cadres in the Taleigao constituency. The simmering
differences have come to the fore in the elections to the Taleigao village
panchayat where the minister has floated his own panel apparently ignoring
the demands of the BJP workers. (H)

MEDICLAIM COVER: The government, in all probability, would be providing
Mediclaim cover to Goans based on a system involving family clusters,
wherever possible, informed a highly placed official source. (NT)

MANDOVI BRIDGE DEBRIS: The 'remains' of the collapsed Mandovi bridge, which
are resting opposite the Secretariat, are likely to be given a 'burial'
shortly at sea. The debris, estimated to be around 2,500 tonnes to 3,000
tonnes, will be towed away and dumped in a 'no travel zone' in the sea, 15
kms away from the shore, off Panaji. The removal of debris is part of a
project to desilt a 2-km stretch of the Panaji side of the Mandovi river
from Patto to Campal at a cost of Rs.6 crore. (GT)

PARRIKAR TO VISIT CANNES? Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been pushing
for holding the International Film Festival of India in Goa this year though
the Information and Broadcasting ministry is not so sure, according to
Statesman News Service. Just to see what Cannes is really like, possible to
help recreate one in Goa, Parrikar is likely to be in the south of France
for the festival, Statesman said quoting ministry sources. (H)

TEARFUL ADIEU TO RAPE VICTIM: Even the gods must have cried yesterday (March
9) looking at the heartrending sight at the residence of the 10-year-old
rape and murder victim, when her body was brought home for a brief period
before cremation at the Assolna crematorium at around 2.30 pm. As the body
of the victim was being taken people lined the streets with flowers to be
offered to the bereaved soul. Even kilometers away from the residence of the
sorrowful family, citizens were noticed standing at their gates to pay their
last respects to the child. (GT)

'FEEL GOOD' FOR GOA'S MINE OWNERS TOO: Mine owners in Goa seem to be in full
agreement with the India Shining campaign of the NDA government and
justifiably so. Exports of iron ore from Goa will create history by the end
of this month. Iron ore of Goan origin will touch 20 million tones for the
current year, according to the executive director of Goan Mineral Ore
Exporters' Association, S Sridhar. This year saw a spurt in the exports of
iron ore. This was mainly to China. It is thanks to the Olympics that China
is going to host. Most of Goa's low-grade iron ore has gone to China while
the other-medium and high grade one-most of it, to Japan. Last year, the
exports of iron ore of Goan origin was 18 million tones. (H)

SEX RACKET IN CALANGUTE? Calangute police seems to have busted a sex racket,
with the arrest of five minor girls under the Suppression of Immoral
trafficking in Women's Act. All five girl were abed while they were
allegedly soliciting customers at a popular bar and restaurant at
Cobravaddo-Calangute at about 11.30 pm on March 5. Two of the girls are from
Bangalore, two from Mumbai and one hails from New Delhi. (H)

EDC TO LOWER INTEREST RATE: The Board of Directors of the Economic
Development Corporation have taken some prudent decisions of disinvesting
from its subsidiary companies, lowering of interest rates between 10.5 and
12 per cent and restructuring of its loans. Chairman PFX D'Lima said during
the past several years the rate of interest offered by EDC was not in line
with the interest rates prevailing in the market. The EDC, which made losses
during the past three years, is now poised to break even in the current year
he announced. (GT)

PUT GSIDC AFFAIRS UNDER SCANNER: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president
Luizinho Faleiro demanded that the financial affairs of the Goa State
Infrastructure Development Corporation be put to public scrutiny as there
was neither any accountability nor the approval of the legislature to its
high expenditure. Contracts are being awarded at 300 to 400 per cent over an
above government standard rates to cronies, totally bypassing the PWD norms
prescribed in the PWD manual, he charged. (GT)

FILM MARKET VILLAGE PROPOSED: A 'Film Market Village' has been proposed at
the Kala Academy's Darya Sangam, while a temporary auditorium, having a
seating capacity of 1500 seats at Campal football stadium has been approved
for the International Film Festival of India. The IFFI core group, which
visited Goa last year, said that the stress would be given to market Asian
films in the Film Market Village. (NT)

INFORMATION ON IFFI: As Goa gears up for a first-time event (International
Film Festival of India) later this year, the State once again needs to
appreciate the crucial role that information has to play. Bereft of the
information, how can the people of Goa remain aware and possibly even make
the most of the opportunities thrown up? This concern doesn't just apply to
the IFFI. Each time Goa takes on some mega plans, the citizen has largely
been kept in the dark. Result: at worse suspicion, protest. At best, mere
using Goa as a backdrop of little benefit to the people of the place. (Edit
Herald)

POLL CODE VIOLATION: Congress Legislature Party spokesman Jitendra
Deshprabhu said that a complaint of violation of the model code of conduct
has been filed by his party against Union Minister of State for Finance
Sripad Naik for assuring the Colvale villagers of getting the status of the
village reverted to 'rural', with regard to the 'urban' rental rates being
presently charged to the villagers by Goa Telecom. (GT)

SWISS WOMAN'S BAG STOLEN: A Swiss national, Maria Dahlstrom (21) was robbed
of her bag containing cash of Rs.20,000 besides other valuables, while
traveling from Palolem to Margao on March 9. (H)

MOTHERS OF GOA WEEP FOR OUR CHILDREN: In the sixties and seventies when the
first tourists flocked to Goa, and our sunny beaches drew ramblers from
colder climes, the first of our local prophets sounded the warning alarm.
Tourism they argued need to be controlled. Locals need to be taken into
confidence before the beaches were thrown up for the pursuit of pleasure.
Those who benefited from the tourist trade, good or bad, mocked these
prophets as "self-appointed conscience keepers", who were best left ignored.
(Edit in GT)

IN BERTA, MAPUSA HAS LOST A TRUE SOCIAL ACTIVIST: In the early hours of
March 9, 2004, Mrs Berta Menezes, relict of late Joao Menezes, who was one
of the oldest pharmacists in Mapusa, passed away. Mrs Menezes had
contributed and dedicated her life towards social activities helping the
poor and the needy in Mapusa and Bardez in general. She was also involved in
social activities like the mando festival and development of Konkani
language and had published a book in Konkani.(H)

JESUITS GET NEW HEAD: Fr Hector D'Souza, a Jesuit of the Kohima region in
North-East, has been appointed Jesuit Provincial of India. The appointment
was made by Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Fr Peter-Hans
Kolvebach on February 14. There are about 4,000 Jesuits spread across
different provinces all over the country and 140 Jesuits fall within the Goa
Province, which includes Ratnagiri, Sidhudurg and Belgaum. In Goa, the
Jesuits are located at Jesuit House, St Britto High School, Loyola High
School, Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendra, Xavier Centre of Historical
Research, Loyola House (Miramar), Bom Jesus Basilica, Pedro Arrupe Institute
(Raia) and the Retreat House (Baga). (H)

S P O R T S

YOUNG STRIKERS, DBO MOVE UP: Young Strikers Sports Club, Benaulim, got the
better of Arlem Youth Association, Raia, 2-1 to move into the semi-finals of
the GFA Third Division play-off at Varca. At Fatorda, Don Bosco Oratory,
Fatorda, defeated Margao Sports Club 2-0 to move into the semis. (H)

ARPORA WIN: Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, scored an easy 3-0 win over Guirim
Sports and Cultural Club in the GFA Third Division Group F league match, at
Duler grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
09 Mar: GERTRUDES BERTA DE SOUZA E MENEZES: (born on 24-08-19180 wife of
late Joao de Menezes, mother of Martha/Timoteo Jacques, Camilo/Fatima,
Alleluia/Janet, late Celia/Antonio Vaz, Malusha/George Fernandes and
Noel/Holly. Funeral on 11 March at 4.00 pm.
08 Mar: Caranzalem: DILIP CARMO COSTA, brother/brother-in-law of
Indira/Steve Douglas and Ravi.
08 Mar: Colva-4th Ward: MIGUEL A RODRIGUES: husband of Samaritana, father
of Delroy/Agnela, Evadeane/Edgar, late Delfidio, Elba/Assis, Mariella/Benny
and late Aniceto.
08 Mar: Mapusa-Camarcazana: RICARDO CAETANO PINTO (Kuwait-Mercedez Benz):
husband of Remy, father of Remrica and Reuban. Expired in Kuwait.
09 Mar: Sanguem: LUCIANA GONSALVES: wife of Diogo Caetano, mother of
Vincent/Felicia, Milagres/Maria, John/Querobina, Leena/Peter Lemos.
07 Mar: Cortalim: FRANCISCO NORONHA, husband of Anamaria D'Sa, father of
Anthony/Elizabeth, Josephine/Domnic.
09 Mar: Guirim: DR ERNESTINA SARAH VERONICA FIALHO E MELO: wife of Nuno,
mother of Savio/Cherylann, sister/sister-in-law of late Genoveva,
Henrique/Mariazinha, Sancha/late Mario and Gloria/late Aires.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 degC (81.3 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning, with hardly any cloud in the sky.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-10 05:05:25 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
10 March 2004

GOACOM'S VIDEO Newscast: www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews08 Mar 04. shows:
International Women's Day, 2nd All Goa Conference,
Election News, Sighmo & Holi Celebrations,
Vegetarian Fiesta 2004 - Panaji
Goacom News Clippings: www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": www.goacom.com/goanow

USS BOXER CAME FOR GOA'S SPLENDID BEACHES: 'America's Golden Gator', the USS
Boxer came alongside at berth number eight at Mormugao harbour on March 9
morning. The 844-ft long ship is in Goa on a "a holiday" after operating for
two weeks in the Persian Gulf, Chief Petty Officer Jack Chirrick told
members of the media, who were taken on a two-hour tour of the floating
city. Speaking to media, the ship's commanding officer Captain Thomas
Crowley said that Goa had been chosen because of its "splendid beaches".
"There are other ports in this country as safe as Goa but the beaches were
tempting. We are here to enjoy ourselves and to soak in some of the local
culture," he said. (GT)

BABUSH AT ODDS WITH BJP IN TALEIGAO: All is not well, so it seems, between
BJP legislator cum Town and Country Planning Minister, Atanasio alias Babush
Monseratte, and the BJP cadres in the Taleigao constituency. The simmering
differences have come to the fore in the elections to the Taleigao village
panchayat where the minister has floated his own panel apparently ignoring
the demands of the BJP workers. (H)

MEDICLAIM COVER: The government, in all probability, would be providing
Mediclaim cover to Goans based on a system involving family clusters,
wherever possible, informed a highly placed official source. (NT)

MANDOVI BRIDGE DEBRIS: The 'remains' of the collapsed Mandovi bridge, which
are resting opposite the Secretariat, are likely to be given a 'burial'
shortly at sea. The debris, estimated to be around 2,500 tonnes to 3,000
tonnes, will be towed away and dumped in a 'no travel zone' in the sea, 15
kms away from the shore, off Panaji. The removal of debris is part of a
project to desilt a 2-km stretch of the Panaji side of the Mandovi river
from Patto to Campal at a cost of Rs.6 crore. (GT)

PARRIKAR TO VISIT CANNES? Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been pushing
for holding the International Film Festival of India in Goa this year though
the Information and Broadcasting ministry is not so sure, according to
Statesman News Service. Just to see what Cannes is really like, possible to
help recreate one in Goa, Parrikar is likely to be in the south of France
for the festival, Statesman said quoting ministry sources. (H)

TEARFUL ADIEU TO RAPE VICTIM: Even the gods must have cried yesterday (March
9) looking at the heartrending sight at the residence of the 10-year-old
rape and murder victim, when her body was brought home for a brief period
before cremation at the Assolna crematorium at around 2.30 pm. As the body
of the victim was being taken people lined the streets with flowers to be
offered to the bereaved soul. Even kilometers away from the residence of the
sorrowful family, citizens were noticed standing at their gates to pay their
last respects to the child. (GT)

'FEEL GOOD' FOR GOA'S MINE OWNERS TOO: Mine owners in Goa seem to be in full
agreement with the India Shining campaign of the NDA government and
justifiably so. Exports of iron ore from Goa will create history by the end
of this month. Iron ore of Goan origin will touch 20 million tones for the
current year, according to the executive director of Goan Mineral Ore
Exporters' Association, S Sridhar. This year saw a spurt in the exports of
iron ore. This was mainly to China. It is thanks to the Olympics that China
is going to host. Most of Goa's low-grade iron ore has gone to China while
the other-medium and high grade one-most of it, to Japan. Last year, the
exports of iron ore of Goan origin was 18 million tones. (H)

SEX RACKET IN CALANGUTE? Calangute police seems to have busted a sex racket,
with the arrest of five minor girls under the Suppression of Immoral
trafficking in Women's Act. All five girl were abed while they were
allegedly soliciting customers at a popular bar and restaurant at
Cobravaddo-Calangute at about 11.30 pm on March 5. Two of the girls are from
Bangalore, two from Mumbai and one hails from New Delhi. (H)

EDC TO LOWER INTEREST RATE: The Board of Directors of the Economic
Development Corporation have taken some prudent decisions of disinvesting
from its subsidiary companies, lowering of interest rates between 10.5 and
12 per cent and restructuring of its loans. Chairman PFX D'Lima said during
the past several years the rate of interest offered by EDC was not in line
with the interest rates prevailing in the market. The EDC, which made losses
during the past three years, is now poised to break even in the current year
he announced. (GT)

PUT GSIDC AFFAIRS UNDER SCANNER: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president
Luizinho Faleiro demanded that the financial affairs of the Goa State
Infrastructure Development Corporation be put to public scrutiny as there
was neither any accountability nor the approval of the legislature to its
high expenditure. Contracts are being awarded at 300 to 400 per cent over an
above government standard rates to cronies, totally bypassing the PWD norms
prescribed in the PWD manual, he charged. (GT)

FILM MARKET VILLAGE PROPOSED: A 'Film Market Village' has been proposed at
the Kala Academy's Darya Sangam, while a temporary auditorium, having a
seating capacity of 1500 seats at Campal football stadium has been approved
for the International Film Festival of India. The IFFI core group, which
visited Goa last year, said that the stress would be given to market Asian
films in the Film Market Village. (NT)

INFORMATION ON IFFI: As Goa gears up for a first-time event (International
Film Festival of India) later this year, the State once again needs to
appreciate the crucial role that information has to play. Bereft of the
information, how can the people of Goa remain aware and possibly even make
the most of the opportunities thrown up? This concern doesn't just apply to
the IFFI. Each time Goa takes on some mega plans, the citizen has largely
been kept in the dark. Result: at worse suspicion, protest. At best, mere
using Goa as a backdrop of little benefit to the people of the place. (Edit
Herald)

POLL CODE VIOLATION: Congress Legislature Party spokesman Jitendra
Deshprabhu said that a complaint of violation of the model code of conduct
has been filed by his party against Union Minister of State for Finance
Sripad Naik for assuring the Colvale villagers of getting the status of the
village reverted to 'rural', with regard to the 'urban' rental rates being
presently charged to the villagers by Goa Telecom. (GT)

SWISS WOMAN'S BAG STOLEN: A Swiss national, Maria Dahlstrom (21) was robbed
of her bag containing cash of Rs.20,000 besides other valuables, while
traveling from Palolem to Margao on March 9. (H)

MOTHERS OF GOA WEEP FOR OUR CHILDREN: In the sixties and seventies when the
first tourists flocked to Goa, and our sunny beaches drew ramblers from
colder climes, the first of our local prophets sounded the warning alarm.
Tourism they argued need to be controlled. Locals need to be taken into
confidence before the beaches were thrown up for the pursuit of pleasure.
Those who benefited from the tourist trade, good or bad, mocked these
prophets as "self-appointed conscience keepers", who were best left ignored.
(Edit in GT)

IN BERTA, MAPUSA HAS LOST A TRUE SOCIAL ACTIVIST: In the early hours of
March 9, 2004, Mrs Berta Menezes, relict of late Joao Menezes, who was one
of the oldest pharmacists in Mapusa, passed away. Mrs Menezes had
contributed and dedicated her life towards social activities helping the
poor and the needy in Mapusa and Bardez in general. She was also involved in
social activities like the mando festival and development of Konkani
language and had published a book in Konkani.(H)

JESUITS GET NEW HEAD: Fr Hector D'Souza, a Jesuit of the Kohima region in
North-East, has been appointed Jesuit Provincial of India. The appointment
was made by Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Fr Peter-Hans
Kolvebach on February 14. There are about 4,000 Jesuits spread across
different provinces all over the country and 140 Jesuits fall within the Goa
Province, which includes Ratnagiri, Sidhudurg and Belgaum. In Goa, the
Jesuits are located at Jesuit House, St Britto High School, Loyola High
School, Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendra, Xavier Centre of Historical
Research, Loyola House (Miramar), Bom Jesus Basilica, Pedro Arrupe Institute
(Raia) and the Retreat House (Baga). (H)

S P O R T S

YOUNG STRIKERS, DBO MOVE UP: Young Strikers Sports Club, Benaulim, got the
better of Arlem Youth Association, Raia, 2-1 to move into the semi-finals of
the GFA Third Division play-off at Varca. At Fatorda, Don Bosco Oratory,
Fatorda, defeated Margao Sports Club 2-0 to move into the semis. (H)

ARPORA WIN: Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, scored an easy 3-0 win over Guirim
Sports and Cultural Club in the GFA Third Division Group F league match, at
Duler grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
09 Mar: GERTRUDES BERTA DE SOUZA E MENEZES: (born on 24-08-19180 wife of
late Joao de Menezes, mother of Martha/Timoteo Jacques, Camilo/Fatima,
Alleluia/Janet, late Celia/Antonio Vaz, Malusha/George Fernandes and
Noel/Holly. Funeral on 11 March at 4.00 pm.
08 Mar: Caranzalem: DILIP CARMO COSTA, brother/brother-in-law of
Indira/Steve Douglas and Ravi.
08 Mar: Colva-4th Ward: MIGUEL A RODRIGUES: husband of Samaritana, father
of Delroy/Agnela, Evadeane/Edgar, late Delfidio, Elba/Assis, Mariella/Benny
and late Aniceto.
08 Mar: Mapusa-Camarcazana: RICARDO CAETANO PINTO (Kuwait-Mercedez Benz):
husband of Remy, father of Remrica and Reuban. Expired in Kuwait.
09 Mar: Sanguem: LUCIANA GONSALVES: wife of Diogo Caetano, mother of
Vincent/Felicia, Milagres/Maria, John/Querobina, Leena/Peter Lemos.
07 Mar: Cortalim: FRANCISCO NORONHA, husband of Anamaria D'Sa, father of
Anthony/Elizabeth, Josephine/Domnic.
09 Mar: Guirim: DR ERNESTINA SARAH VERONICA FIALHO E MELO: wife of Nuno,
mother of Savio/Cherylann, sister/sister-in-law of late Genoveva,
Henrique/Mariazinha, Sancha/late Mario and Gloria/late Aires.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 degC (81.3 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning, with hardly any cloud in the sky.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-10 05:05:25 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
10 March 2004

GOACOM'S VIDEO Newscast: www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews08 Mar 04. shows:
International Women's Day, 2nd All Goa Conference,
Election News, Sighmo & Holi Celebrations,
Vegetarian Fiesta 2004 - Panaji
Goacom News Clippings: www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": www.goacom.com/goanow

USS BOXER CAME FOR GOA'S SPLENDID BEACHES: 'America's Golden Gator', the USS
Boxer came alongside at berth number eight at Mormugao harbour on March 9
morning. The 844-ft long ship is in Goa on a "a holiday" after operating for
two weeks in the Persian Gulf, Chief Petty Officer Jack Chirrick told
members of the media, who were taken on a two-hour tour of the floating
city. Speaking to media, the ship's commanding officer Captain Thomas
Crowley said that Goa had been chosen because of its "splendid beaches".
"There are other ports in this country as safe as Goa but the beaches were
tempting. We are here to enjoy ourselves and to soak in some of the local
culture," he said. (GT)

BABUSH AT ODDS WITH BJP IN TALEIGAO: All is not well, so it seems, between
BJP legislator cum Town and Country Planning Minister, Atanasio alias Babush
Monseratte, and the BJP cadres in the Taleigao constituency. The simmering
differences have come to the fore in the elections to the Taleigao village
panchayat where the minister has floated his own panel apparently ignoring
the demands of the BJP workers. (H)

MEDICLAIM COVER: The government, in all probability, would be providing
Mediclaim cover to Goans based on a system involving family clusters,
wherever possible, informed a highly placed official source. (NT)

MANDOVI BRIDGE DEBRIS: The 'remains' of the collapsed Mandovi bridge, which
are resting opposite the Secretariat, are likely to be given a 'burial'
shortly at sea. The debris, estimated to be around 2,500 tonnes to 3,000
tonnes, will be towed away and dumped in a 'no travel zone' in the sea, 15
kms away from the shore, off Panaji. The removal of debris is part of a
project to desilt a 2-km stretch of the Panaji side of the Mandovi river
from Patto to Campal at a cost of Rs.6 crore. (GT)

PARRIKAR TO VISIT CANNES? Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been pushing
for holding the International Film Festival of India in Goa this year though
the Information and Broadcasting ministry is not so sure, according to
Statesman News Service. Just to see what Cannes is really like, possible to
help recreate one in Goa, Parrikar is likely to be in the south of France
for the festival, Statesman said quoting ministry sources. (H)

TEARFUL ADIEU TO RAPE VICTIM: Even the gods must have cried yesterday (March
9) looking at the heartrending sight at the residence of the 10-year-old
rape and murder victim, when her body was brought home for a brief period
before cremation at the Assolna crematorium at around 2.30 pm. As the body
of the victim was being taken people lined the streets with flowers to be
offered to the bereaved soul. Even kilometers away from the residence of the
sorrowful family, citizens were noticed standing at their gates to pay their
last respects to the child. (GT)

'FEEL GOOD' FOR GOA'S MINE OWNERS TOO: Mine owners in Goa seem to be in full
agreement with the India Shining campaign of the NDA government and
justifiably so. Exports of iron ore from Goa will create history by the end
of this month. Iron ore of Goan origin will touch 20 million tones for the
current year, according to the executive director of Goan Mineral Ore
Exporters' Association, S Sridhar. This year saw a spurt in the exports of
iron ore. This was mainly to China. It is thanks to the Olympics that China
is going to host. Most of Goa's low-grade iron ore has gone to China while
the other-medium and high grade one-most of it, to Japan. Last year, the
exports of iron ore of Goan origin was 18 million tones. (H)

SEX RACKET IN CALANGUTE? Calangute police seems to have busted a sex racket,
with the arrest of five minor girls under the Suppression of Immoral
trafficking in Women's Act. All five girl were abed while they were
allegedly soliciting customers at a popular bar and restaurant at
Cobravaddo-Calangute at about 11.30 pm on March 5. Two of the girls are from
Bangalore, two from Mumbai and one hails from New Delhi. (H)

EDC TO LOWER INTEREST RATE: The Board of Directors of the Economic
Development Corporation have taken some prudent decisions of disinvesting
from its subsidiary companies, lowering of interest rates between 10.5 and
12 per cent and restructuring of its loans. Chairman PFX D'Lima said during
the past several years the rate of interest offered by EDC was not in line
with the interest rates prevailing in the market. The EDC, which made losses
during the past three years, is now poised to break even in the current year
he announced. (GT)

PUT GSIDC AFFAIRS UNDER SCANNER: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president
Luizinho Faleiro demanded that the financial affairs of the Goa State
Infrastructure Development Corporation be put to public scrutiny as there
was neither any accountability nor the approval of the legislature to its
high expenditure. Contracts are being awarded at 300 to 400 per cent over an
above government standard rates to cronies, totally bypassing the PWD norms
prescribed in the PWD manual, he charged. (GT)

FILM MARKET VILLAGE PROPOSED: A 'Film Market Village' has been proposed at
the Kala Academy's Darya Sangam, while a temporary auditorium, having a
seating capacity of 1500 seats at Campal football stadium has been approved
for the International Film Festival of India. The IFFI core group, which
visited Goa last year, said that the stress would be given to market Asian
films in the Film Market Village. (NT)

INFORMATION ON IFFI: As Goa gears up for a first-time event (International
Film Festival of India) later this year, the State once again needs to
appreciate the crucial role that information has to play. Bereft of the
information, how can the people of Goa remain aware and possibly even make
the most of the opportunities thrown up? This concern doesn't just apply to
the IFFI. Each time Goa takes on some mega plans, the citizen has largely
been kept in the dark. Result: at worse suspicion, protest. At best, mere
using Goa as a backdrop of little benefit to the people of the place. (Edit
Herald)

POLL CODE VIOLATION: Congress Legislature Party spokesman Jitendra
Deshprabhu said that a complaint of violation of the model code of conduct
has been filed by his party against Union Minister of State for Finance
Sripad Naik for assuring the Colvale villagers of getting the status of the
village reverted to 'rural', with regard to the 'urban' rental rates being
presently charged to the villagers by Goa Telecom. (GT)

SWISS WOMAN'S BAG STOLEN: A Swiss national, Maria Dahlstrom (21) was robbed
of her bag containing cash of Rs.20,000 besides other valuables, while
traveling from Palolem to Margao on March 9. (H)

MOTHERS OF GOA WEEP FOR OUR CHILDREN: In the sixties and seventies when the
first tourists flocked to Goa, and our sunny beaches drew ramblers from
colder climes, the first of our local prophets sounded the warning alarm.
Tourism they argued need to be controlled. Locals need to be taken into
confidence before the beaches were thrown up for the pursuit of pleasure.
Those who benefited from the tourist trade, good or bad, mocked these
prophets as "self-appointed conscience keepers", who were best left ignored.
(Edit in GT)

IN BERTA, MAPUSA HAS LOST A TRUE SOCIAL ACTIVIST: In the early hours of
March 9, 2004, Mrs Berta Menezes, relict of late Joao Menezes, who was one
of the oldest pharmacists in Mapusa, passed away. Mrs Menezes had
contributed and dedicated her life towards social activities helping the
poor and the needy in Mapusa and Bardez in general. She was also involved in
social activities like the mando festival and development of Konkani
language and had published a book in Konkani.(H)

JESUITS GET NEW HEAD: Fr Hector D'Souza, a Jesuit of the Kohima region in
North-East, has been appointed Jesuit Provincial of India. The appointment
was made by Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Fr Peter-Hans
Kolvebach on February 14. There are about 4,000 Jesuits spread across
different provinces all over the country and 140 Jesuits fall within the Goa
Province, which includes Ratnagiri, Sidhudurg and Belgaum. In Goa, the
Jesuits are located at Jesuit House, St Britto High School, Loyola High
School, Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendra, Xavier Centre of Historical
Research, Loyola House (Miramar), Bom Jesus Basilica, Pedro Arrupe Institute
(Raia) and the Retreat House (Baga). (H)

S P O R T S

YOUNG STRIKERS, DBO MOVE UP: Young Strikers Sports Club, Benaulim, got the
better of Arlem Youth Association, Raia, 2-1 to move into the semi-finals of
the GFA Third Division play-off at Varca. At Fatorda, Don Bosco Oratory,
Fatorda, defeated Margao Sports Club 2-0 to move into the semis. (H)

ARPORA WIN: Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, scored an easy 3-0 win over Guirim
Sports and Cultural Club in the GFA Third Division Group F league match, at
Duler grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
09 Mar: GERTRUDES BERTA DE SOUZA E MENEZES: (born on 24-08-19180 wife of
late Joao de Menezes, mother of Martha/Timoteo Jacques, Camilo/Fatima,
Alleluia/Janet, late Celia/Antonio Vaz, Malusha/George Fernandes and
Noel/Holly. Funeral on 11 March at 4.00 pm.
08 Mar: Caranzalem: DILIP CARMO COSTA, brother/brother-in-law of
Indira/Steve Douglas and Ravi.
08 Mar: Colva-4th Ward: MIGUEL A RODRIGUES: husband of Samaritana, father
of Delroy/Agnela, Evadeane/Edgar, late Delfidio, Elba/Assis, Mariella/Benny
and late Aniceto.
08 Mar: Mapusa-Camarcazana: RICARDO CAETANO PINTO (Kuwait-Mercedez Benz):
husband of Remy, father of Remrica and Reuban. Expired in Kuwait.
09 Mar: Sanguem: LUCIANA GONSALVES: wife of Diogo Caetano, mother of
Vincent/Felicia, Milagres/Maria, John/Querobina, Leena/Peter Lemos.
07 Mar: Cortalim: FRANCISCO NORONHA, husband of Anamaria D'Sa, father of
Anthony/Elizabeth, Josephine/Domnic.
09 Mar: Guirim: DR ERNESTINA SARAH VERONICA FIALHO E MELO: wife of Nuno,
mother of Savio/Cherylann, sister/sister-in-law of late Genoveva,
Henrique/Mariazinha, Sancha/late Mario and Gloria/late Aires.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 degC (81.3 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning, with hardly any cloud in the sky.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-10 05:05:25 UTC
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10 March 2004

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USS BOXER CAME FOR GOA'S SPLENDID BEACHES: 'America's Golden Gator', the USS
Boxer came alongside at berth number eight at Mormugao harbour on March 9
morning. The 844-ft long ship is in Goa on a "a holiday" after operating for
two weeks in the Persian Gulf, Chief Petty Officer Jack Chirrick told
members of the media, who were taken on a two-hour tour of the floating
city. Speaking to media, the ship's commanding officer Captain Thomas
Crowley said that Goa had been chosen because of its "splendid beaches".
"There are other ports in this country as safe as Goa but the beaches were
tempting. We are here to enjoy ourselves and to soak in some of the local
culture," he said. (GT)

BABUSH AT ODDS WITH BJP IN TALEIGAO: All is not well, so it seems, between
BJP legislator cum Town and Country Planning Minister, Atanasio alias Babush
Monseratte, and the BJP cadres in the Taleigao constituency. The simmering
differences have come to the fore in the elections to the Taleigao village
panchayat where the minister has floated his own panel apparently ignoring
the demands of the BJP workers. (H)

MEDICLAIM COVER: The government, in all probability, would be providing
Mediclaim cover to Goans based on a system involving family clusters,
wherever possible, informed a highly placed official source. (NT)

MANDOVI BRIDGE DEBRIS: The 'remains' of the collapsed Mandovi bridge, which
are resting opposite the Secretariat, are likely to be given a 'burial'
shortly at sea. The debris, estimated to be around 2,500 tonnes to 3,000
tonnes, will be towed away and dumped in a 'no travel zone' in the sea, 15
kms away from the shore, off Panaji. The removal of debris is part of a
project to desilt a 2-km stretch of the Panaji side of the Mandovi river
from Patto to Campal at a cost of Rs.6 crore. (GT)

PARRIKAR TO VISIT CANNES? Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been pushing
for holding the International Film Festival of India in Goa this year though
the Information and Broadcasting ministry is not so sure, according to
Statesman News Service. Just to see what Cannes is really like, possible to
help recreate one in Goa, Parrikar is likely to be in the south of France
for the festival, Statesman said quoting ministry sources. (H)

TEARFUL ADIEU TO RAPE VICTIM: Even the gods must have cried yesterday (March
9) looking at the heartrending sight at the residence of the 10-year-old
rape and murder victim, when her body was brought home for a brief period
before cremation at the Assolna crematorium at around 2.30 pm. As the body
of the victim was being taken people lined the streets with flowers to be
offered to the bereaved soul. Even kilometers away from the residence of the
sorrowful family, citizens were noticed standing at their gates to pay their
last respects to the child. (GT)

'FEEL GOOD' FOR GOA'S MINE OWNERS TOO: Mine owners in Goa seem to be in full
agreement with the India Shining campaign of the NDA government and
justifiably so. Exports of iron ore from Goa will create history by the end
of this month. Iron ore of Goan origin will touch 20 million tones for the
current year, according to the executive director of Goan Mineral Ore
Exporters' Association, S Sridhar. This year saw a spurt in the exports of
iron ore. This was mainly to China. It is thanks to the Olympics that China
is going to host. Most of Goa's low-grade iron ore has gone to China while
the other-medium and high grade one-most of it, to Japan. Last year, the
exports of iron ore of Goan origin was 18 million tones. (H)

SEX RACKET IN CALANGUTE? Calangute police seems to have busted a sex racket,
with the arrest of five minor girls under the Suppression of Immoral
trafficking in Women's Act. All five girl were abed while they were
allegedly soliciting customers at a popular bar and restaurant at
Cobravaddo-Calangute at about 11.30 pm on March 5. Two of the girls are from
Bangalore, two from Mumbai and one hails from New Delhi. (H)

EDC TO LOWER INTEREST RATE: The Board of Directors of the Economic
Development Corporation have taken some prudent decisions of disinvesting
from its subsidiary companies, lowering of interest rates between 10.5 and
12 per cent and restructuring of its loans. Chairman PFX D'Lima said during
the past several years the rate of interest offered by EDC was not in line
with the interest rates prevailing in the market. The EDC, which made losses
during the past three years, is now poised to break even in the current year
he announced. (GT)

PUT GSIDC AFFAIRS UNDER SCANNER: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president
Luizinho Faleiro demanded that the financial affairs of the Goa State
Infrastructure Development Corporation be put to public scrutiny as there
was neither any accountability nor the approval of the legislature to its
high expenditure. Contracts are being awarded at 300 to 400 per cent over an
above government standard rates to cronies, totally bypassing the PWD norms
prescribed in the PWD manual, he charged. (GT)

FILM MARKET VILLAGE PROPOSED: A 'Film Market Village' has been proposed at
the Kala Academy's Darya Sangam, while a temporary auditorium, having a
seating capacity of 1500 seats at Campal football stadium has been approved
for the International Film Festival of India. The IFFI core group, which
visited Goa last year, said that the stress would be given to market Asian
films in the Film Market Village. (NT)

INFORMATION ON IFFI: As Goa gears up for a first-time event (International
Film Festival of India) later this year, the State once again needs to
appreciate the crucial role that information has to play. Bereft of the
information, how can the people of Goa remain aware and possibly even make
the most of the opportunities thrown up? This concern doesn't just apply to
the IFFI. Each time Goa takes on some mega plans, the citizen has largely
been kept in the dark. Result: at worse suspicion, protest. At best, mere
using Goa as a backdrop of little benefit to the people of the place. (Edit
Herald)

POLL CODE VIOLATION: Congress Legislature Party spokesman Jitendra
Deshprabhu said that a complaint of violation of the model code of conduct
has been filed by his party against Union Minister of State for Finance
Sripad Naik for assuring the Colvale villagers of getting the status of the
village reverted to 'rural', with regard to the 'urban' rental rates being
presently charged to the villagers by Goa Telecom. (GT)

SWISS WOMAN'S BAG STOLEN: A Swiss national, Maria Dahlstrom (21) was robbed
of her bag containing cash of Rs.20,000 besides other valuables, while
traveling from Palolem to Margao on March 9. (H)

MOTHERS OF GOA WEEP FOR OUR CHILDREN: In the sixties and seventies when the
first tourists flocked to Goa, and our sunny beaches drew ramblers from
colder climes, the first of our local prophets sounded the warning alarm.
Tourism they argued need to be controlled. Locals need to be taken into
confidence before the beaches were thrown up for the pursuit of pleasure.
Those who benefited from the tourist trade, good or bad, mocked these
prophets as "self-appointed conscience keepers", who were best left ignored.
(Edit in GT)

IN BERTA, MAPUSA HAS LOST A TRUE SOCIAL ACTIVIST: In the early hours of
March 9, 2004, Mrs Berta Menezes, relict of late Joao Menezes, who was one
of the oldest pharmacists in Mapusa, passed away. Mrs Menezes had
contributed and dedicated her life towards social activities helping the
poor and the needy in Mapusa and Bardez in general. She was also involved in
social activities like the mando festival and development of Konkani
language and had published a book in Konkani.(H)

JESUITS GET NEW HEAD: Fr Hector D'Souza, a Jesuit of the Kohima region in
North-East, has been appointed Jesuit Provincial of India. The appointment
was made by Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Fr Peter-Hans
Kolvebach on February 14. There are about 4,000 Jesuits spread across
different provinces all over the country and 140 Jesuits fall within the Goa
Province, which includes Ratnagiri, Sidhudurg and Belgaum. In Goa, the
Jesuits are located at Jesuit House, St Britto High School, Loyola High
School, Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendra, Xavier Centre of Historical
Research, Loyola House (Miramar), Bom Jesus Basilica, Pedro Arrupe Institute
(Raia) and the Retreat House (Baga). (H)

S P O R T S

YOUNG STRIKERS, DBO MOVE UP: Young Strikers Sports Club, Benaulim, got the
better of Arlem Youth Association, Raia, 2-1 to move into the semi-finals of
the GFA Third Division play-off at Varca. At Fatorda, Don Bosco Oratory,
Fatorda, defeated Margao Sports Club 2-0 to move into the semis. (H)

ARPORA WIN: Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, scored an easy 3-0 win over Guirim
Sports and Cultural Club in the GFA Third Division Group F league match, at
Duler grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
09 Mar: GERTRUDES BERTA DE SOUZA E MENEZES: (born on 24-08-19180 wife of
late Joao de Menezes, mother of Martha/Timoteo Jacques, Camilo/Fatima,
Alleluia/Janet, late Celia/Antonio Vaz, Malusha/George Fernandes and
Noel/Holly. Funeral on 11 March at 4.00 pm.
08 Mar: Caranzalem: DILIP CARMO COSTA, brother/brother-in-law of
Indira/Steve Douglas and Ravi.
08 Mar: Colva-4th Ward: MIGUEL A RODRIGUES: husband of Samaritana, father
of Delroy/Agnela, Evadeane/Edgar, late Delfidio, Elba/Assis, Mariella/Benny
and late Aniceto.
08 Mar: Mapusa-Camarcazana: RICARDO CAETANO PINTO (Kuwait-Mercedez Benz):
husband of Remy, father of Remrica and Reuban. Expired in Kuwait.
09 Mar: Sanguem: LUCIANA GONSALVES: wife of Diogo Caetano, mother of
Vincent/Felicia, Milagres/Maria, John/Querobina, Leena/Peter Lemos.
07 Mar: Cortalim: FRANCISCO NORONHA, husband of Anamaria D'Sa, father of
Anthony/Elizabeth, Josephine/Domnic.
09 Mar: Guirim: DR ERNESTINA SARAH VERONICA FIALHO E MELO: wife of Nuno,
mother of Savio/Cherylann, sister/sister-in-law of late Genoveva,
Henrique/Mariazinha, Sancha/late Mario and Gloria/late Aires.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 degC (81.3 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning, with hardly any cloud in the sky.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-10 05:05:25 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
10 March 2004

GOACOM'S VIDEO Newscast: www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews08 Mar 04. shows:
International Women's Day, 2nd All Goa Conference,
Election News, Sighmo & Holi Celebrations,
Vegetarian Fiesta 2004 - Panaji
Goacom News Clippings: www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": www.goacom.com/goanow

USS BOXER CAME FOR GOA'S SPLENDID BEACHES: 'America's Golden Gator', the USS
Boxer came alongside at berth number eight at Mormugao harbour on March 9
morning. The 844-ft long ship is in Goa on a "a holiday" after operating for
two weeks in the Persian Gulf, Chief Petty Officer Jack Chirrick told
members of the media, who were taken on a two-hour tour of the floating
city. Speaking to media, the ship's commanding officer Captain Thomas
Crowley said that Goa had been chosen because of its "splendid beaches".
"There are other ports in this country as safe as Goa but the beaches were
tempting. We are here to enjoy ourselves and to soak in some of the local
culture," he said. (GT)

BABUSH AT ODDS WITH BJP IN TALEIGAO: All is not well, so it seems, between
BJP legislator cum Town and Country Planning Minister, Atanasio alias Babush
Monseratte, and the BJP cadres in the Taleigao constituency. The simmering
differences have come to the fore in the elections to the Taleigao village
panchayat where the minister has floated his own panel apparently ignoring
the demands of the BJP workers. (H)

MEDICLAIM COVER: The government, in all probability, would be providing
Mediclaim cover to Goans based on a system involving family clusters,
wherever possible, informed a highly placed official source. (NT)

MANDOVI BRIDGE DEBRIS: The 'remains' of the collapsed Mandovi bridge, which
are resting opposite the Secretariat, are likely to be given a 'burial'
shortly at sea. The debris, estimated to be around 2,500 tonnes to 3,000
tonnes, will be towed away and dumped in a 'no travel zone' in the sea, 15
kms away from the shore, off Panaji. The removal of debris is part of a
project to desilt a 2-km stretch of the Panaji side of the Mandovi river
from Patto to Campal at a cost of Rs.6 crore. (GT)

PARRIKAR TO VISIT CANNES? Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been pushing
for holding the International Film Festival of India in Goa this year though
the Information and Broadcasting ministry is not so sure, according to
Statesman News Service. Just to see what Cannes is really like, possible to
help recreate one in Goa, Parrikar is likely to be in the south of France
for the festival, Statesman said quoting ministry sources. (H)

TEARFUL ADIEU TO RAPE VICTIM: Even the gods must have cried yesterday (March
9) looking at the heartrending sight at the residence of the 10-year-old
rape and murder victim, when her body was brought home for a brief period
before cremation at the Assolna crematorium at around 2.30 pm. As the body
of the victim was being taken people lined the streets with flowers to be
offered to the bereaved soul. Even kilometers away from the residence of the
sorrowful family, citizens were noticed standing at their gates to pay their
last respects to the child. (GT)

'FEEL GOOD' FOR GOA'S MINE OWNERS TOO: Mine owners in Goa seem to be in full
agreement with the India Shining campaign of the NDA government and
justifiably so. Exports of iron ore from Goa will create history by the end
of this month. Iron ore of Goan origin will touch 20 million tones for the
current year, according to the executive director of Goan Mineral Ore
Exporters' Association, S Sridhar. This year saw a spurt in the exports of
iron ore. This was mainly to China. It is thanks to the Olympics that China
is going to host. Most of Goa's low-grade iron ore has gone to China while
the other-medium and high grade one-most of it, to Japan. Last year, the
exports of iron ore of Goan origin was 18 million tones. (H)

SEX RACKET IN CALANGUTE? Calangute police seems to have busted a sex racket,
with the arrest of five minor girls under the Suppression of Immoral
trafficking in Women's Act. All five girl were abed while they were
allegedly soliciting customers at a popular bar and restaurant at
Cobravaddo-Calangute at about 11.30 pm on March 5. Two of the girls are from
Bangalore, two from Mumbai and one hails from New Delhi. (H)

EDC TO LOWER INTEREST RATE: The Board of Directors of the Economic
Development Corporation have taken some prudent decisions of disinvesting
from its subsidiary companies, lowering of interest rates between 10.5 and
12 per cent and restructuring of its loans. Chairman PFX D'Lima said during
the past several years the rate of interest offered by EDC was not in line
with the interest rates prevailing in the market. The EDC, which made losses
during the past three years, is now poised to break even in the current year
he announced. (GT)

PUT GSIDC AFFAIRS UNDER SCANNER: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president
Luizinho Faleiro demanded that the financial affairs of the Goa State
Infrastructure Development Corporation be put to public scrutiny as there
was neither any accountability nor the approval of the legislature to its
high expenditure. Contracts are being awarded at 300 to 400 per cent over an
above government standard rates to cronies, totally bypassing the PWD norms
prescribed in the PWD manual, he charged. (GT)

FILM MARKET VILLAGE PROPOSED: A 'Film Market Village' has been proposed at
the Kala Academy's Darya Sangam, while a temporary auditorium, having a
seating capacity of 1500 seats at Campal football stadium has been approved
for the International Film Festival of India. The IFFI core group, which
visited Goa last year, said that the stress would be given to market Asian
films in the Film Market Village. (NT)

INFORMATION ON IFFI: As Goa gears up for a first-time event (International
Film Festival of India) later this year, the State once again needs to
appreciate the crucial role that information has to play. Bereft of the
information, how can the people of Goa remain aware and possibly even make
the most of the opportunities thrown up? This concern doesn't just apply to
the IFFI. Each time Goa takes on some mega plans, the citizen has largely
been kept in the dark. Result: at worse suspicion, protest. At best, mere
using Goa as a backdrop of little benefit to the people of the place. (Edit
Herald)

POLL CODE VIOLATION: Congress Legislature Party spokesman Jitendra
Deshprabhu said that a complaint of violation of the model code of conduct
has been filed by his party against Union Minister of State for Finance
Sripad Naik for assuring the Colvale villagers of getting the status of the
village reverted to 'rural', with regard to the 'urban' rental rates being
presently charged to the villagers by Goa Telecom. (GT)

SWISS WOMAN'S BAG STOLEN: A Swiss national, Maria Dahlstrom (21) was robbed
of her bag containing cash of Rs.20,000 besides other valuables, while
traveling from Palolem to Margao on March 9. (H)

MOTHERS OF GOA WEEP FOR OUR CHILDREN: In the sixties and seventies when the
first tourists flocked to Goa, and our sunny beaches drew ramblers from
colder climes, the first of our local prophets sounded the warning alarm.
Tourism they argued need to be controlled. Locals need to be taken into
confidence before the beaches were thrown up for the pursuit of pleasure.
Those who benefited from the tourist trade, good or bad, mocked these
prophets as "self-appointed conscience keepers", who were best left ignored.
(Edit in GT)

IN BERTA, MAPUSA HAS LOST A TRUE SOCIAL ACTIVIST: In the early hours of
March 9, 2004, Mrs Berta Menezes, relict of late Joao Menezes, who was one
of the oldest pharmacists in Mapusa, passed away. Mrs Menezes had
contributed and dedicated her life towards social activities helping the
poor and the needy in Mapusa and Bardez in general. She was also involved in
social activities like the mando festival and development of Konkani
language and had published a book in Konkani.(H)

JESUITS GET NEW HEAD: Fr Hector D'Souza, a Jesuit of the Kohima region in
North-East, has been appointed Jesuit Provincial of India. The appointment
was made by Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Fr Peter-Hans
Kolvebach on February 14. There are about 4,000 Jesuits spread across
different provinces all over the country and 140 Jesuits fall within the Goa
Province, which includes Ratnagiri, Sidhudurg and Belgaum. In Goa, the
Jesuits are located at Jesuit House, St Britto High School, Loyola High
School, Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendra, Xavier Centre of Historical
Research, Loyola House (Miramar), Bom Jesus Basilica, Pedro Arrupe Institute
(Raia) and the Retreat House (Baga). (H)

S P O R T S

YOUNG STRIKERS, DBO MOVE UP: Young Strikers Sports Club, Benaulim, got the
better of Arlem Youth Association, Raia, 2-1 to move into the semi-finals of
the GFA Third Division play-off at Varca. At Fatorda, Don Bosco Oratory,
Fatorda, defeated Margao Sports Club 2-0 to move into the semis. (H)

ARPORA WIN: Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, scored an easy 3-0 win over Guirim
Sports and Cultural Club in the GFA Third Division Group F league match, at
Duler grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
09 Mar: GERTRUDES BERTA DE SOUZA E MENEZES: (born on 24-08-19180 wife of
late Joao de Menezes, mother of Martha/Timoteo Jacques, Camilo/Fatima,
Alleluia/Janet, late Celia/Antonio Vaz, Malusha/George Fernandes and
Noel/Holly. Funeral on 11 March at 4.00 pm.
08 Mar: Caranzalem: DILIP CARMO COSTA, brother/brother-in-law of
Indira/Steve Douglas and Ravi.
08 Mar: Colva-4th Ward: MIGUEL A RODRIGUES: husband of Samaritana, father
of Delroy/Agnela, Evadeane/Edgar, late Delfidio, Elba/Assis, Mariella/Benny
and late Aniceto.
08 Mar: Mapusa-Camarcazana: RICARDO CAETANO PINTO (Kuwait-Mercedez Benz):
husband of Remy, father of Remrica and Reuban. Expired in Kuwait.
09 Mar: Sanguem: LUCIANA GONSALVES: wife of Diogo Caetano, mother of
Vincent/Felicia, Milagres/Maria, John/Querobina, Leena/Peter Lemos.
07 Mar: Cortalim: FRANCISCO NORONHA, husband of Anamaria D'Sa, father of
Anthony/Elizabeth, Josephine/Domnic.
09 Mar: Guirim: DR ERNESTINA SARAH VERONICA FIALHO E MELO: wife of Nuno,
mother of Savio/Cherylann, sister/sister-in-law of late Genoveva,
Henrique/Mariazinha, Sancha/late Mario and Gloria/late Aires.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 degC (81.3 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning, with hardly any cloud in the sky.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-10 05:05:25 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
10 March 2004

GOACOM'S VIDEO Newscast: www.goacom.com/news
goacomNews08 Mar 04. shows:
International Women's Day, 2nd All Goa Conference,
Election News, Sighmo & Holi Celebrations,
Vegetarian Fiesta 2004 - Panaji
Goacom News Clippings: www.goacom.com/news
Webzine "GoaNOW": www.goacom.com/goanow

USS BOXER CAME FOR GOA'S SPLENDID BEACHES: 'America's Golden Gator', the USS
Boxer came alongside at berth number eight at Mormugao harbour on March 9
morning. The 844-ft long ship is in Goa on a "a holiday" after operating for
two weeks in the Persian Gulf, Chief Petty Officer Jack Chirrick told
members of the media, who were taken on a two-hour tour of the floating
city. Speaking to media, the ship's commanding officer Captain Thomas
Crowley said that Goa had been chosen because of its "splendid beaches".
"There are other ports in this country as safe as Goa but the beaches were
tempting. We are here to enjoy ourselves and to soak in some of the local
culture," he said. (GT)

BABUSH AT ODDS WITH BJP IN TALEIGAO: All is not well, so it seems, between
BJP legislator cum Town and Country Planning Minister, Atanasio alias Babush
Monseratte, and the BJP cadres in the Taleigao constituency. The simmering
differences have come to the fore in the elections to the Taleigao village
panchayat where the minister has floated his own panel apparently ignoring
the demands of the BJP workers. (H)

MEDICLAIM COVER: The government, in all probability, would be providing
Mediclaim cover to Goans based on a system involving family clusters,
wherever possible, informed a highly placed official source. (NT)

MANDOVI BRIDGE DEBRIS: The 'remains' of the collapsed Mandovi bridge, which
are resting opposite the Secretariat, are likely to be given a 'burial'
shortly at sea. The debris, estimated to be around 2,500 tonnes to 3,000
tonnes, will be towed away and dumped in a 'no travel zone' in the sea, 15
kms away from the shore, off Panaji. The removal of debris is part of a
project to desilt a 2-km stretch of the Panaji side of the Mandovi river
from Patto to Campal at a cost of Rs.6 crore. (GT)

PARRIKAR TO VISIT CANNES? Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been pushing
for holding the International Film Festival of India in Goa this year though
the Information and Broadcasting ministry is not so sure, according to
Statesman News Service. Just to see what Cannes is really like, possible to
help recreate one in Goa, Parrikar is likely to be in the south of France
for the festival, Statesman said quoting ministry sources. (H)

TEARFUL ADIEU TO RAPE VICTIM: Even the gods must have cried yesterday (March
9) looking at the heartrending sight at the residence of the 10-year-old
rape and murder victim, when her body was brought home for a brief period
before cremation at the Assolna crematorium at around 2.30 pm. As the body
of the victim was being taken people lined the streets with flowers to be
offered to the bereaved soul. Even kilometers away from the residence of the
sorrowful family, citizens were noticed standing at their gates to pay their
last respects to the child. (GT)

'FEEL GOOD' FOR GOA'S MINE OWNERS TOO: Mine owners in Goa seem to be in full
agreement with the India Shining campaign of the NDA government and
justifiably so. Exports of iron ore from Goa will create history by the end
of this month. Iron ore of Goan origin will touch 20 million tones for the
current year, according to the executive director of Goan Mineral Ore
Exporters' Association, S Sridhar. This year saw a spurt in the exports of
iron ore. This was mainly to China. It is thanks to the Olympics that China
is going to host. Most of Goa's low-grade iron ore has gone to China while
the other-medium and high grade one-most of it, to Japan. Last year, the
exports of iron ore of Goan origin was 18 million tones. (H)

SEX RACKET IN CALANGUTE? Calangute police seems to have busted a sex racket,
with the arrest of five minor girls under the Suppression of Immoral
trafficking in Women's Act. All five girl were abed while they were
allegedly soliciting customers at a popular bar and restaurant at
Cobravaddo-Calangute at about 11.30 pm on March 5. Two of the girls are from
Bangalore, two from Mumbai and one hails from New Delhi. (H)

EDC TO LOWER INTEREST RATE: The Board of Directors of the Economic
Development Corporation have taken some prudent decisions of disinvesting
from its subsidiary companies, lowering of interest rates between 10.5 and
12 per cent and restructuring of its loans. Chairman PFX D'Lima said during
the past several years the rate of interest offered by EDC was not in line
with the interest rates prevailing in the market. The EDC, which made losses
during the past three years, is now poised to break even in the current year
he announced. (GT)

PUT GSIDC AFFAIRS UNDER SCANNER: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president
Luizinho Faleiro demanded that the financial affairs of the Goa State
Infrastructure Development Corporation be put to public scrutiny as there
was neither any accountability nor the approval of the legislature to its
high expenditure. Contracts are being awarded at 300 to 400 per cent over an
above government standard rates to cronies, totally bypassing the PWD norms
prescribed in the PWD manual, he charged. (GT)

FILM MARKET VILLAGE PROPOSED: A 'Film Market Village' has been proposed at
the Kala Academy's Darya Sangam, while a temporary auditorium, having a
seating capacity of 1500 seats at Campal football stadium has been approved
for the International Film Festival of India. The IFFI core group, which
visited Goa last year, said that the stress would be given to market Asian
films in the Film Market Village. (NT)

INFORMATION ON IFFI: As Goa gears up for a first-time event (International
Film Festival of India) later this year, the State once again needs to
appreciate the crucial role that information has to play. Bereft of the
information, how can the people of Goa remain aware and possibly even make
the most of the opportunities thrown up? This concern doesn't just apply to
the IFFI. Each time Goa takes on some mega plans, the citizen has largely
been kept in the dark. Result: at worse suspicion, protest. At best, mere
using Goa as a backdrop of little benefit to the people of the place. (Edit
Herald)

POLL CODE VIOLATION: Congress Legislature Party spokesman Jitendra
Deshprabhu said that a complaint of violation of the model code of conduct
has been filed by his party against Union Minister of State for Finance
Sripad Naik for assuring the Colvale villagers of getting the status of the
village reverted to 'rural', with regard to the 'urban' rental rates being
presently charged to the villagers by Goa Telecom. (GT)

SWISS WOMAN'S BAG STOLEN: A Swiss national, Maria Dahlstrom (21) was robbed
of her bag containing cash of Rs.20,000 besides other valuables, while
traveling from Palolem to Margao on March 9. (H)

MOTHERS OF GOA WEEP FOR OUR CHILDREN: In the sixties and seventies when the
first tourists flocked to Goa, and our sunny beaches drew ramblers from
colder climes, the first of our local prophets sounded the warning alarm.
Tourism they argued need to be controlled. Locals need to be taken into
confidence before the beaches were thrown up for the pursuit of pleasure.
Those who benefited from the tourist trade, good or bad, mocked these
prophets as "self-appointed conscience keepers", who were best left ignored.
(Edit in GT)

IN BERTA, MAPUSA HAS LOST A TRUE SOCIAL ACTIVIST: In the early hours of
March 9, 2004, Mrs Berta Menezes, relict of late Joao Menezes, who was one
of the oldest pharmacists in Mapusa, passed away. Mrs Menezes had
contributed and dedicated her life towards social activities helping the
poor and the needy in Mapusa and Bardez in general. She was also involved in
social activities like the mando festival and development of Konkani
language and had published a book in Konkani.(H)

JESUITS GET NEW HEAD: Fr Hector D'Souza, a Jesuit of the Kohima region in
North-East, has been appointed Jesuit Provincial of India. The appointment
was made by Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Fr Peter-Hans
Kolvebach on February 14. There are about 4,000 Jesuits spread across
different provinces all over the country and 140 Jesuits fall within the Goa
Province, which includes Ratnagiri, Sidhudurg and Belgaum. In Goa, the
Jesuits are located at Jesuit House, St Britto High School, Loyola High
School, Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendra, Xavier Centre of Historical
Research, Loyola House (Miramar), Bom Jesus Basilica, Pedro Arrupe Institute
(Raia) and the Retreat House (Baga). (H)

S P O R T S

YOUNG STRIKERS, DBO MOVE UP: Young Strikers Sports Club, Benaulim, got the
better of Arlem Youth Association, Raia, 2-1 to move into the semi-finals of
the GFA Third Division play-off at Varca. At Fatorda, Don Bosco Oratory,
Fatorda, defeated Margao Sports Club 2-0 to move into the semis. (H)

ARPORA WIN: Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, scored an easy 3-0 win over Guirim
Sports and Cultural Club in the GFA Third Division Group F league match, at
Duler grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
09 Mar: GERTRUDES BERTA DE SOUZA E MENEZES: (born on 24-08-19180 wife of
late Joao de Menezes, mother of Martha/Timoteo Jacques, Camilo/Fatima,
Alleluia/Janet, late Celia/Antonio Vaz, Malusha/George Fernandes and
Noel/Holly. Funeral on 11 March at 4.00 pm.
08 Mar: Caranzalem: DILIP CARMO COSTA, brother/brother-in-law of
Indira/Steve Douglas and Ravi.
08 Mar: Colva-4th Ward: MIGUEL A RODRIGUES: husband of Samaritana, father
of Delroy/Agnela, Evadeane/Edgar, late Delfidio, Elba/Assis, Mariella/Benny
and late Aniceto.
08 Mar: Mapusa-Camarcazana: RICARDO CAETANO PINTO (Kuwait-Mercedez Benz):
husband of Remy, father of Remrica and Reuban. Expired in Kuwait.
09 Mar: Sanguem: LUCIANA GONSALVES: wife of Diogo Caetano, mother of
Vincent/Felicia, Milagres/Maria, John/Querobina, Leena/Peter Lemos.
07 Mar: Cortalim: FRANCISCO NORONHA, husband of Anamaria D'Sa, father of
Anthony/Elizabeth, Josephine/Domnic.
09 Mar: Guirim: DR ERNESTINA SARAH VERONICA FIALHO E MELO: wife of Nuno,
mother of Savio/Cherylann, sister/sister-in-law of late Genoveva,
Henrique/Mariazinha, Sancha/late Mario and Gloria/late Aires.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 degC (81.3 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning, with hardly any cloud in the sky.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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USS BOXER CAME FOR GOA'S SPLENDID BEACHES: 'America's Golden Gator', the USS
Boxer came alongside at berth number eight at Mormugao harbour on March 9
morning. The 844-ft long ship is in Goa on a "a holiday" after operating for
two weeks in the Persian Gulf, Chief Petty Officer Jack Chirrick told
members of the media, who were taken on a two-hour tour of the floating
city. Speaking to media, the ship's commanding officer Captain Thomas
Crowley said that Goa had been chosen because of its "splendid beaches".
"There are other ports in this country as safe as Goa but the beaches were
tempting. We are here to enjoy ourselves and to soak in some of the local
culture," he said. (GT)

BABUSH AT ODDS WITH BJP IN TALEIGAO: All is not well, so it seems, between
BJP legislator cum Town and Country Planning Minister, Atanasio alias Babush
Monseratte, and the BJP cadres in the Taleigao constituency. The simmering
differences have come to the fore in the elections to the Taleigao village
panchayat where the minister has floated his own panel apparently ignoring
the demands of the BJP workers. (H)

MEDICLAIM COVER: The government, in all probability, would be providing
Mediclaim cover to Goans based on a system involving family clusters,
wherever possible, informed a highly placed official source. (NT)

MANDOVI BRIDGE DEBRIS: The 'remains' of the collapsed Mandovi bridge, which
are resting opposite the Secretariat, are likely to be given a 'burial'
shortly at sea. The debris, estimated to be around 2,500 tonnes to 3,000
tonnes, will be towed away and dumped in a 'no travel zone' in the sea, 15
kms away from the shore, off Panaji. The removal of debris is part of a
project to desilt a 2-km stretch of the Panaji side of the Mandovi river
from Patto to Campal at a cost of Rs.6 crore. (GT)

PARRIKAR TO VISIT CANNES? Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been pushing
for holding the International Film Festival of India in Goa this year though
the Information and Broadcasting ministry is not so sure, according to
Statesman News Service. Just to see what Cannes is really like, possible to
help recreate one in Goa, Parrikar is likely to be in the south of France
for the festival, Statesman said quoting ministry sources. (H)

TEARFUL ADIEU TO RAPE VICTIM: Even the gods must have cried yesterday (March
9) looking at the heartrending sight at the residence of the 10-year-old
rape and murder victim, when her body was brought home for a brief period
before cremation at the Assolna crematorium at around 2.30 pm. As the body
of the victim was being taken people lined the streets with flowers to be
offered to the bereaved soul. Even kilometers away from the residence of the
sorrowful family, citizens were noticed standing at their gates to pay their
last respects to the child. (GT)

'FEEL GOOD' FOR GOA'S MINE OWNERS TOO: Mine owners in Goa seem to be in full
agreement with the India Shining campaign of the NDA government and
justifiably so. Exports of iron ore from Goa will create history by the end
of this month. Iron ore of Goan origin will touch 20 million tones for the
current year, according to the executive director of Goan Mineral Ore
Exporters' Association, S Sridhar. This year saw a spurt in the exports of
iron ore. This was mainly to China. It is thanks to the Olympics that China
is going to host. Most of Goa's low-grade iron ore has gone to China while
the other-medium and high grade one-most of it, to Japan. Last year, the
exports of iron ore of Goan origin was 18 million tones. (H)

SEX RACKET IN CALANGUTE? Calangute police seems to have busted a sex racket,
with the arrest of five minor girls under the Suppression of Immoral
trafficking in Women's Act. All five girl were abed while they were
allegedly soliciting customers at a popular bar and restaurant at
Cobravaddo-Calangute at about 11.30 pm on March 5. Two of the girls are from
Bangalore, two from Mumbai and one hails from New Delhi. (H)

EDC TO LOWER INTEREST RATE: The Board of Directors of the Economic
Development Corporation have taken some prudent decisions of disinvesting
from its subsidiary companies, lowering of interest rates between 10.5 and
12 per cent and restructuring of its loans. Chairman PFX D'Lima said during
the past several years the rate of interest offered by EDC was not in line
with the interest rates prevailing in the market. The EDC, which made losses
during the past three years, is now poised to break even in the current year
he announced. (GT)

PUT GSIDC AFFAIRS UNDER SCANNER: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president
Luizinho Faleiro demanded that the financial affairs of the Goa State
Infrastructure Development Corporation be put to public scrutiny as there
was neither any accountability nor the approval of the legislature to its
high expenditure. Contracts are being awarded at 300 to 400 per cent over an
above government standard rates to cronies, totally bypassing the PWD norms
prescribed in the PWD manual, he charged. (GT)

FILM MARKET VILLAGE PROPOSED: A 'Film Market Village' has been proposed at
the Kala Academy's Darya Sangam, while a temporary auditorium, having a
seating capacity of 1500 seats at Campal football stadium has been approved
for the International Film Festival of India. The IFFI core group, which
visited Goa last year, said that the stress would be given to market Asian
films in the Film Market Village. (NT)

INFORMATION ON IFFI: As Goa gears up for a first-time event (International
Film Festival of India) later this year, the State once again needs to
appreciate the crucial role that information has to play. Bereft of the
information, how can the people of Goa remain aware and possibly even make
the most of the opportunities thrown up? This concern doesn't just apply to
the IFFI. Each time Goa takes on some mega plans, the citizen has largely
been kept in the dark. Result: at worse suspicion, protest. At best, mere
using Goa as a backdrop of little benefit to the people of the place. (Edit
Herald)

POLL CODE VIOLATION: Congress Legislature Party spokesman Jitendra
Deshprabhu said that a complaint of violation of the model code of conduct
has been filed by his party against Union Minister of State for Finance
Sripad Naik for assuring the Colvale villagers of getting the status of the
village reverted to 'rural', with regard to the 'urban' rental rates being
presently charged to the villagers by Goa Telecom. (GT)

SWISS WOMAN'S BAG STOLEN: A Swiss national, Maria Dahlstrom (21) was robbed
of her bag containing cash of Rs.20,000 besides other valuables, while
traveling from Palolem to Margao on March 9. (H)

MOTHERS OF GOA WEEP FOR OUR CHILDREN: In the sixties and seventies when the
first tourists flocked to Goa, and our sunny beaches drew ramblers from
colder climes, the first of our local prophets sounded the warning alarm.
Tourism they argued need to be controlled. Locals need to be taken into
confidence before the beaches were thrown up for the pursuit of pleasure.
Those who benefited from the tourist trade, good or bad, mocked these
prophets as "self-appointed conscience keepers", who were best left ignored.
(Edit in GT)

IN BERTA, MAPUSA HAS LOST A TRUE SOCIAL ACTIVIST: In the early hours of
March 9, 2004, Mrs Berta Menezes, relict of late Joao Menezes, who was one
of the oldest pharmacists in Mapusa, passed away. Mrs Menezes had
contributed and dedicated her life towards social activities helping the
poor and the needy in Mapusa and Bardez in general. She was also involved in
social activities like the mando festival and development of Konkani
language and had published a book in Konkani.(H)

JESUITS GET NEW HEAD: Fr Hector D'Souza, a Jesuit of the Kohima region in
North-East, has been appointed Jesuit Provincial of India. The appointment
was made by Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Fr Peter-Hans
Kolvebach on February 14. There are about 4,000 Jesuits spread across
different provinces all over the country and 140 Jesuits fall within the Goa
Province, which includes Ratnagiri, Sidhudurg and Belgaum. In Goa, the
Jesuits are located at Jesuit House, St Britto High School, Loyola High
School, Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendra, Xavier Centre of Historical
Research, Loyola House (Miramar), Bom Jesus Basilica, Pedro Arrupe Institute
(Raia) and the Retreat House (Baga). (H)

S P O R T S

YOUNG STRIKERS, DBO MOVE UP: Young Strikers Sports Club, Benaulim, got the
better of Arlem Youth Association, Raia, 2-1 to move into the semi-finals of
the GFA Third Division play-off at Varca. At Fatorda, Don Bosco Oratory,
Fatorda, defeated Margao Sports Club 2-0 to move into the semis. (H)

ARPORA WIN: Holiday Sports Club, Arpora, scored an easy 3-0 win over Guirim
Sports and Cultural Club in the GFA Third Division Group F league match, at
Duler grounds. (H)

D E A T H S
09 Mar: GERTRUDES BERTA DE SOUZA E MENEZES: (born on 24-08-19180 wife of
late Joao de Menezes, mother of Martha/Timoteo Jacques, Camilo/Fatima,
Alleluia/Janet, late Celia/Antonio Vaz, Malusha/George Fernandes and
Noel/Holly. Funeral on 11 March at 4.00 pm.
08 Mar: Caranzalem: DILIP CARMO COSTA, brother/brother-in-law of
Indira/Steve Douglas and Ravi.
08 Mar: Colva-4th Ward: MIGUEL A RODRIGUES: husband of Samaritana, father
of Delroy/Agnela, Evadeane/Edgar, late Delfidio, Elba/Assis, Mariella/Benny
and late Aniceto.
08 Mar: Mapusa-Camarcazana: RICARDO CAETANO PINTO (Kuwait-Mercedez Benz):
husband of Remy, father of Remrica and Reuban. Expired in Kuwait.
09 Mar: Sanguem: LUCIANA GONSALVES: wife of Diogo Caetano, mother of
Vincent/Felicia, Milagres/Maria, John/Querobina, Leena/Peter Lemos.
07 Mar: Cortalim: FRANCISCO NORONHA, husband of Anamaria D'Sa, father of
Anthony/Elizabeth, Josephine/Domnic.
09 Mar: Guirim: DR ERNESTINA SARAH VERONICA FIALHO E MELO: wife of Nuno,
mother of Savio/Cherylann, sister/sister-in-law of late Genoveva,
Henrique/Mariazinha, Sancha/late Mario and Gloria/late Aires.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.4 degC (81.3 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C; Min Temp: 23.1 deg C; Humidity: 90% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A fine morning, with hardly any cloud in the sky.

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

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.

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