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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 24, 2003

IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF BIO-MEDICAL WASTE: The civic bodies as well as the
hospitals in Goa will no longer be able to disown their responsibility for
disposal of bio-medical waste as the NGOs will now take up this issue and
force the authorities to act fast. Beginning has already been made at the
seminar on "Medical waste disposal in Goa," held at Miramar Residency when
NGO representatives, social activists and doctors agreed that bio-medical
waste needs urgent attention. The seminar was jointly organized by the Goa
Desc Resource Centre, Mumbai Medwaste Action Group and the Help
Organisation for People, Environment and Society, to sensitize the Goan
community against hazards of bio-medical waste as well as media available
for scientific treatment of medical waste. (H)

STATE BUDGET: The budget session, which is scheduled to commence on 24
March, 2003, is likely to be a trend-setter as it will transact financial
business including the passing of the budget in the same session. While the
budget is scheduled to be presented on 25 March, the government may go for
a vote on account for just one month to take care of its expenditure,
including the payment of its employees' salaries for the month of April
2003. (GT)

SYNOD IMPLEMENTATION: Exactly a year ago, over 360 delegates took part in
the Diocesan Synod 2002 to deliberate on major issues influencing the
Catholic Church in Goa, in what was the second major exercise of its kind
since the inception of the Archdiocese in Goa nearly five centuries ago.
The Synod, which took place in Old Goa between February 17 and 23, 2002,
reviewed all major beliefs and practices that have been followed by about 4
lakh Christians in Goa. While some church leaders say efforts have begun
during the past on year to implement the recommendations of the Synod, they
insisted that the church could not act in haste in this regard. (H)

WOMEN TRAFFICKING AS ORGANISED CRIME: Trafficking in women and children can
be dealt with only when it is recognised as an organized crime and becomes
a political issue attracting the attention of the society. This was the
contention of those attending a workshop organized by Bailancho Saad at the
Janata Vachanalay Hall in Vasco. (GT)

CABINET MEETING TODAY: The State cabinet meeting, which was postponed last
week, has been called at the Secretariat conference hall, Panaji, at 2.30
pm today. (GT)

HOW GOA LOST ITS TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE: "The first science day was observed
with great enthusiasm in Goa in 1987. This enthusiasm has waned
considerably during the past 17 years. Government departments, which give a
lot of importance to religious functions in their secular, public-funded
premises do not care suo moto for science day or promotion of the
scientific spirit
Goa has the unique and enviable distinction of having two
sons of the soil holding powerful and influential positions in India's
scientific, technological and research establishments. Dr Raghunath
Mashelkar is the Director-General of CSIR. Dr Anil Kakodkar is the chairman
of the Atomic Energy Commission. I would like to know from the state
government what it has done to utilize the services of these personalities
for promoting technological ventures in our State." (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

ONE FEARED DROWNED: An occupant of a tuck was feared drowned while the
driver had a miraculous escape when a tuck fell into a river at Dadem in
Sanvordem at 8 pm on February 23. (H)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: One Salima Daudsaab Nadaf, aged 25 years,
resident of Tisk-Usgao, succumbed to burn injuries sustained in a stove
blast on February 18. (H)

MAN HANGS HIMSELF: One Shiv Kumar, a 35-year-old resident of Gadak,
allegedly committed suicide at Borda in Margao on February 23 by hanging
himself by using a bedsheet. (H)

SMUGGLING OF SANDALWOOD: The Cuncolim police have arrested Anjan Lingappa
Valmiki Nayak of Karnataka along with a rickshaw driver, Akram Khan, at
Balli junction while carrying sandalwood in a rickshaw. (NT)

SLUICE GATES FOR QUELOSSIM: The farmers in the sleepy hamlet of Quelossim
in Cortalim may have something to cheer about, for the government has
sanctioned the construction of sluice gates at Velvado which will enable at
least 75 farmers to restart cultivating their fields, which had been lying
fallow for almost a decade. (H)

SPARKS FLY AT SHIGMOTSAV MEET: Noisy scenes were witnessed at the annual
general body meeting of the Margao Shigmotsav Samiti over the issue of
delay in submitting the financial statement of the Shigmo celebration held
last year. (GT)

MEET ON BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES: The National Institute of Oceanography, Dona
Paula, in association with the Center for Tropical Marine Ecology,
University of Bremen, Germany, is holding a two-day international workshop
on "Bio-geochemical processes in the northern Indian Ocean" at Dona Paula,
on February 24 and 25. (NT)

MAPUSA TASK FORCE: The State government has reconstituted the Task Force
for Mapusa, to consider the development of the town and to propose short
and long term measures, including widening of roads, construction of new
roads, new bridges, paths, gardens, bus-stand, market, recreation
facilities, repairs of bundhs, etc. (H)

NEWSLETTERS OF PANCHAYATI RAJ: The quarterly newsletters of the Western
India Panchayat Raj Forum in English (Sarpanch) and Marathi (Chawadi) were
released at the symposium on "Society Peace" at Peaceful Society, Kundaim. (GT)

CAREER FARE: The Fourth Career "Information Fair", organized by the Rotary
Club, Vasco, was inaugurated by Capt. DR Khobare in the presence of Mr
Dilip R Salgaocar and other dignitaries at the Kala Academy, Panaji. (NT)

CASE FOR A PEOPLE-FRIENDLY CARNIVAL: "In an age where Cable TV culture is
killing indigenous culture and promoting pop stars and models, the society
must preserve its own cultural and art forms. From this rustic spirit
should evolve the Carnival floats as happens in the case of the Shigmo. It
is left to the rural schools to revive the "khell" culture, as part of the
general cultural revival." (Edit in GT)

BOLD DECISIONS: Rajya Sabha MP and liquor baron, Mr Vijay Mallya, has
advised youth not to get demoralized by failures and that success will come
only with perseverance. Mr Mallya was delivering his keynote address at the
31 st Rotract District conferenceManthanat Emerald Lawns, Parra. (H)

SHORTAGE OF STAFF: Staff shortage in the Deputy Director of Panchayat's
office in South Goa has totally affected its functioning. Though the
sanctioned staff strength is reportedly six, the state government never
bothered to depute the actual number of personnel. Instead, it was forced
to function with just half of the sanctioned limit. (NT)

SYMPOSIUM AT GU: A one-day symposium, featuring talks by eminent scientists
of national repute, will be held at the Goa University on 26 February.
Contact: 2451345-48 extension 317. (GT)

COMPUTER REVOLUTION IN KARNATAKA: Coconut sellers are among the villagers
paying from their meagre incomes to ensure that children have access to
computers as a tech revolution sweeps through rural Karnataka. Villagers
are keen to avail of the Azim Premji Foundation Karnataka government
initiative, to provide community-learning centres in government primary
schools. The initiative is impacting the fortunes of around 10,000
students. (IANS report in NT)

D E A T H S
23 Feb: Merces-Vaddy: JOSE SANTANA OLIMPIA DIAS, husband of Sacramenta,
father of Filomena/Rozario, Maria/Mark, Domnic.
23 Feb: Bicholim: SUBRAO SHRIRAM SHETYE SAWAIKAR, husband of Shaila,
father of Ramakant, Dr Sangeeta Vishal Silvach, Babita Mukund Joshi, Yogita
Ameen Ajgaonkar.
22 Feb: Divar: MINGUEL F PEREIRA, husband of Gracy, father of
Renita/late Mathias, Loretta/Khalid.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 35.2 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-24 05:25:08 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 24, 2003

IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF BIO-MEDICAL WASTE: The civic bodies as well as the
hospitals in Goa will no longer be able to disown their responsibility for
disposal of bio-medical waste as the NGOs will now take up this issue and
force the authorities to act fast. Beginning has already been made at the
seminar on "Medical waste disposal in Goa," held at Miramar Residency when
NGO representatives, social activists and doctors agreed that bio-medical
waste needs urgent attention. The seminar was jointly organized by the Goa
Desc Resource Centre, Mumbai Medwaste Action Group and the Help
Organisation for People, Environment and Society, to sensitize the Goan
community against hazards of bio-medical waste as well as media available
for scientific treatment of medical waste. (H)

STATE BUDGET: The budget session, which is scheduled to commence on 24
March, 2003, is likely to be a trend-setter as it will transact financial
business including the passing of the budget in the same session. While the
budget is scheduled to be presented on 25 March, the government may go for
a vote on account for just one month to take care of its expenditure,
including the payment of its employees' salaries for the month of April
2003. (GT)

SYNOD IMPLEMENTATION: Exactly a year ago, over 360 delegates took part in
the Diocesan Synod 2002 to deliberate on major issues influencing the
Catholic Church in Goa, in what was the second major exercise of its kind
since the inception of the Archdiocese in Goa nearly five centuries ago.
The Synod, which took place in Old Goa between February 17 and 23, 2002,
reviewed all major beliefs and practices that have been followed by about 4
lakh Christians in Goa. While some church leaders say efforts have begun
during the past on year to implement the recommendations of the Synod, they
insisted that the church could not act in haste in this regard. (H)

WOMEN TRAFFICKING AS ORGANISED CRIME: Trafficking in women and children can
be dealt with only when it is recognised as an organized crime and becomes
a political issue attracting the attention of the society. This was the
contention of those attending a workshop organized by Bailancho Saad at the
Janata Vachanalay Hall in Vasco. (GT)

CABINET MEETING TODAY: The State cabinet meeting, which was postponed last
week, has been called at the Secretariat conference hall, Panaji, at 2.30
pm today. (GT)

HOW GOA LOST ITS TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE: "The first science day was observed
with great enthusiasm in Goa in 1987. This enthusiasm has waned
considerably during the past 17 years. Government departments, which give a
lot of importance to religious functions in their secular, public-funded
premises do not care suo moto for science day or promotion of the
scientific spirit
Goa has the unique and enviable distinction of having two
sons of the soil holding powerful and influential positions in India's
scientific, technological and research establishments. Dr Raghunath
Mashelkar is the Director-General of CSIR. Dr Anil Kakodkar is the chairman
of the Atomic Energy Commission. I would like to know from the state
government what it has done to utilize the services of these personalities
for promoting technological ventures in our State." (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

ONE FEARED DROWNED: An occupant of a tuck was feared drowned while the
driver had a miraculous escape when a tuck fell into a river at Dadem in
Sanvordem at 8 pm on February 23. (H)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: One Salima Daudsaab Nadaf, aged 25 years,
resident of Tisk-Usgao, succumbed to burn injuries sustained in a stove
blast on February 18. (H)

MAN HANGS HIMSELF: One Shiv Kumar, a 35-year-old resident of Gadak,
allegedly committed suicide at Borda in Margao on February 23 by hanging
himself by using a bedsheet. (H)

SMUGGLING OF SANDALWOOD: The Cuncolim police have arrested Anjan Lingappa
Valmiki Nayak of Karnataka along with a rickshaw driver, Akram Khan, at
Balli junction while carrying sandalwood in a rickshaw. (NT)

SLUICE GATES FOR QUELOSSIM: The farmers in the sleepy hamlet of Quelossim
in Cortalim may have something to cheer about, for the government has
sanctioned the construction of sluice gates at Velvado which will enable at
least 75 farmers to restart cultivating their fields, which had been lying
fallow for almost a decade. (H)

SPARKS FLY AT SHIGMOTSAV MEET: Noisy scenes were witnessed at the annual
general body meeting of the Margao Shigmotsav Samiti over the issue of
delay in submitting the financial statement of the Shigmo celebration held
last year. (GT)

MEET ON BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES: The National Institute of Oceanography, Dona
Paula, in association with the Center for Tropical Marine Ecology,
University of Bremen, Germany, is holding a two-day international workshop
on "Bio-geochemical processes in the northern Indian Ocean" at Dona Paula,
on February 24 and 25. (NT)

MAPUSA TASK FORCE: The State government has reconstituted the Task Force
for Mapusa, to consider the development of the town and to propose short
and long term measures, including widening of roads, construction of new
roads, new bridges, paths, gardens, bus-stand, market, recreation
facilities, repairs of bundhs, etc. (H)

NEWSLETTERS OF PANCHAYATI RAJ: The quarterly newsletters of the Western
India Panchayat Raj Forum in English (Sarpanch) and Marathi (Chawadi) were
released at the symposium on "Society Peace" at Peaceful Society, Kundaim. (GT)

CAREER FARE: The Fourth Career "Information Fair", organized by the Rotary
Club, Vasco, was inaugurated by Capt. DR Khobare in the presence of Mr
Dilip R Salgaocar and other dignitaries at the Kala Academy, Panaji. (NT)

CASE FOR A PEOPLE-FRIENDLY CARNIVAL: "In an age where Cable TV culture is
killing indigenous culture and promoting pop stars and models, the society
must preserve its own cultural and art forms. From this rustic spirit
should evolve the Carnival floats as happens in the case of the Shigmo. It
is left to the rural schools to revive the "khell" culture, as part of the
general cultural revival." (Edit in GT)

BOLD DECISIONS: Rajya Sabha MP and liquor baron, Mr Vijay Mallya, has
advised youth not to get demoralized by failures and that success will come
only with perseverance. Mr Mallya was delivering his keynote address at the
31 st Rotract District conferenceManthanat Emerald Lawns, Parra. (H)

SHORTAGE OF STAFF: Staff shortage in the Deputy Director of Panchayat's
office in South Goa has totally affected its functioning. Though the
sanctioned staff strength is reportedly six, the state government never
bothered to depute the actual number of personnel. Instead, it was forced
to function with just half of the sanctioned limit. (NT)

SYMPOSIUM AT GU: A one-day symposium, featuring talks by eminent scientists
of national repute, will be held at the Goa University on 26 February.
Contact: 2451345-48 extension 317. (GT)

COMPUTER REVOLUTION IN KARNATAKA: Coconut sellers are among the villagers
paying from their meagre incomes to ensure that children have access to
computers as a tech revolution sweeps through rural Karnataka. Villagers
are keen to avail of the Azim Premji Foundation Karnataka government
initiative, to provide community-learning centres in government primary
schools. The initiative is impacting the fortunes of around 10,000
students. (IANS report in NT)

D E A T H S
23 Feb: Merces-Vaddy: JOSE SANTANA OLIMPIA DIAS, husband of Sacramenta,
father of Filomena/Rozario, Maria/Mark, Domnic.
23 Feb: Bicholim: SUBRAO SHRIRAM SHETYE SAWAIKAR, husband of Shaila,
father of Ramakant, Dr Sangeeta Vishal Silvach, Babita Mukund Joshi, Yogita
Ameen Ajgaonkar.
22 Feb: Divar: MINGUEL F PEREIRA, husband of Gracy, father of
Renita/late Mathias, Loretta/Khalid.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 35.2 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-24 05:25:08 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 24, 2003

IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF BIO-MEDICAL WASTE: The civic bodies as well as the
hospitals in Goa will no longer be able to disown their responsibility for
disposal of bio-medical waste as the NGOs will now take up this issue and
force the authorities to act fast. Beginning has already been made at the
seminar on "Medical waste disposal in Goa," held at Miramar Residency when
NGO representatives, social activists and doctors agreed that bio-medical
waste needs urgent attention. The seminar was jointly organized by the Goa
Desc Resource Centre, Mumbai Medwaste Action Group and the Help
Organisation for People, Environment and Society, to sensitize the Goan
community against hazards of bio-medical waste as well as media available
for scientific treatment of medical waste. (H)

STATE BUDGET: The budget session, which is scheduled to commence on 24
March, 2003, is likely to be a trend-setter as it will transact financial
business including the passing of the budget in the same session. While the
budget is scheduled to be presented on 25 March, the government may go for
a vote on account for just one month to take care of its expenditure,
including the payment of its employees' salaries for the month of April
2003. (GT)

SYNOD IMPLEMENTATION: Exactly a year ago, over 360 delegates took part in
the Diocesan Synod 2002 to deliberate on major issues influencing the
Catholic Church in Goa, in what was the second major exercise of its kind
since the inception of the Archdiocese in Goa nearly five centuries ago.
The Synod, which took place in Old Goa between February 17 and 23, 2002,
reviewed all major beliefs and practices that have been followed by about 4
lakh Christians in Goa. While some church leaders say efforts have begun
during the past on year to implement the recommendations of the Synod, they
insisted that the church could not act in haste in this regard. (H)

WOMEN TRAFFICKING AS ORGANISED CRIME: Trafficking in women and children can
be dealt with only when it is recognised as an organized crime and becomes
a political issue attracting the attention of the society. This was the
contention of those attending a workshop organized by Bailancho Saad at the
Janata Vachanalay Hall in Vasco. (GT)

CABINET MEETING TODAY: The State cabinet meeting, which was postponed last
week, has been called at the Secretariat conference hall, Panaji, at 2.30
pm today. (GT)

HOW GOA LOST ITS TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE: "The first science day was observed
with great enthusiasm in Goa in 1987. This enthusiasm has waned
considerably during the past 17 years. Government departments, which give a
lot of importance to religious functions in their secular, public-funded
premises do not care suo moto for science day or promotion of the
scientific spirit
Goa has the unique and enviable distinction of having two
sons of the soil holding powerful and influential positions in India's
scientific, technological and research establishments. Dr Raghunath
Mashelkar is the Director-General of CSIR. Dr Anil Kakodkar is the chairman
of the Atomic Energy Commission. I would like to know from the state
government what it has done to utilize the services of these personalities
for promoting technological ventures in our State." (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

ONE FEARED DROWNED: An occupant of a tuck was feared drowned while the
driver had a miraculous escape when a tuck fell into a river at Dadem in
Sanvordem at 8 pm on February 23. (H)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: One Salima Daudsaab Nadaf, aged 25 years,
resident of Tisk-Usgao, succumbed to burn injuries sustained in a stove
blast on February 18. (H)

MAN HANGS HIMSELF: One Shiv Kumar, a 35-year-old resident of Gadak,
allegedly committed suicide at Borda in Margao on February 23 by hanging
himself by using a bedsheet. (H)

SMUGGLING OF SANDALWOOD: The Cuncolim police have arrested Anjan Lingappa
Valmiki Nayak of Karnataka along with a rickshaw driver, Akram Khan, at
Balli junction while carrying sandalwood in a rickshaw. (NT)

SLUICE GATES FOR QUELOSSIM: The farmers in the sleepy hamlet of Quelossim
in Cortalim may have something to cheer about, for the government has
sanctioned the construction of sluice gates at Velvado which will enable at
least 75 farmers to restart cultivating their fields, which had been lying
fallow for almost a decade. (H)

SPARKS FLY AT SHIGMOTSAV MEET: Noisy scenes were witnessed at the annual
general body meeting of the Margao Shigmotsav Samiti over the issue of
delay in submitting the financial statement of the Shigmo celebration held
last year. (GT)

MEET ON BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES: The National Institute of Oceanography, Dona
Paula, in association with the Center for Tropical Marine Ecology,
University of Bremen, Germany, is holding a two-day international workshop
on "Bio-geochemical processes in the northern Indian Ocean" at Dona Paula,
on February 24 and 25. (NT)

MAPUSA TASK FORCE: The State government has reconstituted the Task Force
for Mapusa, to consider the development of the town and to propose short
and long term measures, including widening of roads, construction of new
roads, new bridges, paths, gardens, bus-stand, market, recreation
facilities, repairs of bundhs, etc. (H)

NEWSLETTERS OF PANCHAYATI RAJ: The quarterly newsletters of the Western
India Panchayat Raj Forum in English (Sarpanch) and Marathi (Chawadi) were
released at the symposium on "Society Peace" at Peaceful Society, Kundaim. (GT)

CAREER FARE: The Fourth Career "Information Fair", organized by the Rotary
Club, Vasco, was inaugurated by Capt. DR Khobare in the presence of Mr
Dilip R Salgaocar and other dignitaries at the Kala Academy, Panaji. (NT)

CASE FOR A PEOPLE-FRIENDLY CARNIVAL: "In an age where Cable TV culture is
killing indigenous culture and promoting pop stars and models, the society
must preserve its own cultural and art forms. From this rustic spirit
should evolve the Carnival floats as happens in the case of the Shigmo. It
is left to the rural schools to revive the "khell" culture, as part of the
general cultural revival." (Edit in GT)

BOLD DECISIONS: Rajya Sabha MP and liquor baron, Mr Vijay Mallya, has
advised youth not to get demoralized by failures and that success will come
only with perseverance. Mr Mallya was delivering his keynote address at the
31 st Rotract District conferenceManthanat Emerald Lawns, Parra. (H)

SHORTAGE OF STAFF: Staff shortage in the Deputy Director of Panchayat's
office in South Goa has totally affected its functioning. Though the
sanctioned staff strength is reportedly six, the state government never
bothered to depute the actual number of personnel. Instead, it was forced
to function with just half of the sanctioned limit. (NT)

SYMPOSIUM AT GU: A one-day symposium, featuring talks by eminent scientists
of national repute, will be held at the Goa University on 26 February.
Contact: 2451345-48 extension 317. (GT)

COMPUTER REVOLUTION IN KARNATAKA: Coconut sellers are among the villagers
paying from their meagre incomes to ensure that children have access to
computers as a tech revolution sweeps through rural Karnataka. Villagers
are keen to avail of the Azim Premji Foundation Karnataka government
initiative, to provide community-learning centres in government primary
schools. The initiative is impacting the fortunes of around 10,000
students. (IANS report in NT)

D E A T H S
23 Feb: Merces-Vaddy: JOSE SANTANA OLIMPIA DIAS, husband of Sacramenta,
father of Filomena/Rozario, Maria/Mark, Domnic.
23 Feb: Bicholim: SUBRAO SHRIRAM SHETYE SAWAIKAR, husband of Shaila,
father of Ramakant, Dr Sangeeta Vishal Silvach, Babita Mukund Joshi, Yogita
Ameen Ajgaonkar.
22 Feb: Divar: MINGUEL F PEREIRA, husband of Gracy, father of
Renita/late Mathias, Loretta/Khalid.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 35.2 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-24 05:25:08 UTC
Permalink
****************************************
For more information/links, see http://goanet.netfirms.com
****************************************

GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 24, 2003

IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF BIO-MEDICAL WASTE: The civic bodies as well as the
hospitals in Goa will no longer be able to disown their responsibility for
disposal of bio-medical waste as the NGOs will now take up this issue and
force the authorities to act fast. Beginning has already been made at the
seminar on "Medical waste disposal in Goa," held at Miramar Residency when
NGO representatives, social activists and doctors agreed that bio-medical
waste needs urgent attention. The seminar was jointly organized by the Goa
Desc Resource Centre, Mumbai Medwaste Action Group and the Help
Organisation for People, Environment and Society, to sensitize the Goan
community against hazards of bio-medical waste as well as media available
for scientific treatment of medical waste. (H)

STATE BUDGET: The budget session, which is scheduled to commence on 24
March, 2003, is likely to be a trend-setter as it will transact financial
business including the passing of the budget in the same session. While the
budget is scheduled to be presented on 25 March, the government may go for
a vote on account for just one month to take care of its expenditure,
including the payment of its employees' salaries for the month of April
2003. (GT)

SYNOD IMPLEMENTATION: Exactly a year ago, over 360 delegates took part in
the Diocesan Synod 2002 to deliberate on major issues influencing the
Catholic Church in Goa, in what was the second major exercise of its kind
since the inception of the Archdiocese in Goa nearly five centuries ago.
The Synod, which took place in Old Goa between February 17 and 23, 2002,
reviewed all major beliefs and practices that have been followed by about 4
lakh Christians in Goa. While some church leaders say efforts have begun
during the past on year to implement the recommendations of the Synod, they
insisted that the church could not act in haste in this regard. (H)

WOMEN TRAFFICKING AS ORGANISED CRIME: Trafficking in women and children can
be dealt with only when it is recognised as an organized crime and becomes
a political issue attracting the attention of the society. This was the
contention of those attending a workshop organized by Bailancho Saad at the
Janata Vachanalay Hall in Vasco. (GT)

CABINET MEETING TODAY: The State cabinet meeting, which was postponed last
week, has been called at the Secretariat conference hall, Panaji, at 2.30
pm today. (GT)

HOW GOA LOST ITS TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE: "The first science day was observed
with great enthusiasm in Goa in 1987. This enthusiasm has waned
considerably during the past 17 years. Government departments, which give a
lot of importance to religious functions in their secular, public-funded
premises do not care suo moto for science day or promotion of the
scientific spirit
Goa has the unique and enviable distinction of having two
sons of the soil holding powerful and influential positions in India's
scientific, technological and research establishments. Dr Raghunath
Mashelkar is the Director-General of CSIR. Dr Anil Kakodkar is the chairman
of the Atomic Energy Commission. I would like to know from the state
government what it has done to utilize the services of these personalities
for promoting technological ventures in our State." (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

ONE FEARED DROWNED: An occupant of a tuck was feared drowned while the
driver had a miraculous escape when a tuck fell into a river at Dadem in
Sanvordem at 8 pm on February 23. (H)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: One Salima Daudsaab Nadaf, aged 25 years,
resident of Tisk-Usgao, succumbed to burn injuries sustained in a stove
blast on February 18. (H)

MAN HANGS HIMSELF: One Shiv Kumar, a 35-year-old resident of Gadak,
allegedly committed suicide at Borda in Margao on February 23 by hanging
himself by using a bedsheet. (H)

SMUGGLING OF SANDALWOOD: The Cuncolim police have arrested Anjan Lingappa
Valmiki Nayak of Karnataka along with a rickshaw driver, Akram Khan, at
Balli junction while carrying sandalwood in a rickshaw. (NT)

SLUICE GATES FOR QUELOSSIM: The farmers in the sleepy hamlet of Quelossim
in Cortalim may have something to cheer about, for the government has
sanctioned the construction of sluice gates at Velvado which will enable at
least 75 farmers to restart cultivating their fields, which had been lying
fallow for almost a decade. (H)

SPARKS FLY AT SHIGMOTSAV MEET: Noisy scenes were witnessed at the annual
general body meeting of the Margao Shigmotsav Samiti over the issue of
delay in submitting the financial statement of the Shigmo celebration held
last year. (GT)

MEET ON BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES: The National Institute of Oceanography, Dona
Paula, in association with the Center for Tropical Marine Ecology,
University of Bremen, Germany, is holding a two-day international workshop
on "Bio-geochemical processes in the northern Indian Ocean" at Dona Paula,
on February 24 and 25. (NT)

MAPUSA TASK FORCE: The State government has reconstituted the Task Force
for Mapusa, to consider the development of the town and to propose short
and long term measures, including widening of roads, construction of new
roads, new bridges, paths, gardens, bus-stand, market, recreation
facilities, repairs of bundhs, etc. (H)

NEWSLETTERS OF PANCHAYATI RAJ: The quarterly newsletters of the Western
India Panchayat Raj Forum in English (Sarpanch) and Marathi (Chawadi) were
released at the symposium on "Society Peace" at Peaceful Society, Kundaim. (GT)

CAREER FARE: The Fourth Career "Information Fair", organized by the Rotary
Club, Vasco, was inaugurated by Capt. DR Khobare in the presence of Mr
Dilip R Salgaocar and other dignitaries at the Kala Academy, Panaji. (NT)

CASE FOR A PEOPLE-FRIENDLY CARNIVAL: "In an age where Cable TV culture is
killing indigenous culture and promoting pop stars and models, the society
must preserve its own cultural and art forms. From this rustic spirit
should evolve the Carnival floats as happens in the case of the Shigmo. It
is left to the rural schools to revive the "khell" culture, as part of the
general cultural revival." (Edit in GT)

BOLD DECISIONS: Rajya Sabha MP and liquor baron, Mr Vijay Mallya, has
advised youth not to get demoralized by failures and that success will come
only with perseverance. Mr Mallya was delivering his keynote address at the
31 st Rotract District conferenceManthanat Emerald Lawns, Parra. (H)

SHORTAGE OF STAFF: Staff shortage in the Deputy Director of Panchayat's
office in South Goa has totally affected its functioning. Though the
sanctioned staff strength is reportedly six, the state government never
bothered to depute the actual number of personnel. Instead, it was forced
to function with just half of the sanctioned limit. (NT)

SYMPOSIUM AT GU: A one-day symposium, featuring talks by eminent scientists
of national repute, will be held at the Goa University on 26 February.
Contact: 2451345-48 extension 317. (GT)

COMPUTER REVOLUTION IN KARNATAKA: Coconut sellers are among the villagers
paying from their meagre incomes to ensure that children have access to
computers as a tech revolution sweeps through rural Karnataka. Villagers
are keen to avail of the Azim Premji Foundation Karnataka government
initiative, to provide community-learning centres in government primary
schools. The initiative is impacting the fortunes of around 10,000
students. (IANS report in NT)

D E A T H S
23 Feb: Merces-Vaddy: JOSE SANTANA OLIMPIA DIAS, husband of Sacramenta,
father of Filomena/Rozario, Maria/Mark, Domnic.
23 Feb: Bicholim: SUBRAO SHRIRAM SHETYE SAWAIKAR, husband of Shaila,
father of Ramakant, Dr Sangeeta Vishal Silvach, Babita Mukund Joshi, Yogita
Ameen Ajgaonkar.
22 Feb: Divar: MINGUEL F PEREIRA, husband of Gracy, father of
Renita/late Mathias, Loretta/Khalid.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 35.2 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-24 05:25:08 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 24, 2003

IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF BIO-MEDICAL WASTE: The civic bodies as well as the
hospitals in Goa will no longer be able to disown their responsibility for
disposal of bio-medical waste as the NGOs will now take up this issue and
force the authorities to act fast. Beginning has already been made at the
seminar on "Medical waste disposal in Goa," held at Miramar Residency when
NGO representatives, social activists and doctors agreed that bio-medical
waste needs urgent attention. The seminar was jointly organized by the Goa
Desc Resource Centre, Mumbai Medwaste Action Group and the Help
Organisation for People, Environment and Society, to sensitize the Goan
community against hazards of bio-medical waste as well as media available
for scientific treatment of medical waste. (H)

STATE BUDGET: The budget session, which is scheduled to commence on 24
March, 2003, is likely to be a trend-setter as it will transact financial
business including the passing of the budget in the same session. While the
budget is scheduled to be presented on 25 March, the government may go for
a vote on account for just one month to take care of its expenditure,
including the payment of its employees' salaries for the month of April
2003. (GT)

SYNOD IMPLEMENTATION: Exactly a year ago, over 360 delegates took part in
the Diocesan Synod 2002 to deliberate on major issues influencing the
Catholic Church in Goa, in what was the second major exercise of its kind
since the inception of the Archdiocese in Goa nearly five centuries ago.
The Synod, which took place in Old Goa between February 17 and 23, 2002,
reviewed all major beliefs and practices that have been followed by about 4
lakh Christians in Goa. While some church leaders say efforts have begun
during the past on year to implement the recommendations of the Synod, they
insisted that the church could not act in haste in this regard. (H)

WOMEN TRAFFICKING AS ORGANISED CRIME: Trafficking in women and children can
be dealt with only when it is recognised as an organized crime and becomes
a political issue attracting the attention of the society. This was the
contention of those attending a workshop organized by Bailancho Saad at the
Janata Vachanalay Hall in Vasco. (GT)

CABINET MEETING TODAY: The State cabinet meeting, which was postponed last
week, has been called at the Secretariat conference hall, Panaji, at 2.30
pm today. (GT)

HOW GOA LOST ITS TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE: "The first science day was observed
with great enthusiasm in Goa in 1987. This enthusiasm has waned
considerably during the past 17 years. Government departments, which give a
lot of importance to religious functions in their secular, public-funded
premises do not care suo moto for science day or promotion of the
scientific spirit
Goa has the unique and enviable distinction of having two
sons of the soil holding powerful and influential positions in India's
scientific, technological and research establishments. Dr Raghunath
Mashelkar is the Director-General of CSIR. Dr Anil Kakodkar is the chairman
of the Atomic Energy Commission. I would like to know from the state
government what it has done to utilize the services of these personalities
for promoting technological ventures in our State." (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

ONE FEARED DROWNED: An occupant of a tuck was feared drowned while the
driver had a miraculous escape when a tuck fell into a river at Dadem in
Sanvordem at 8 pm on February 23. (H)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: One Salima Daudsaab Nadaf, aged 25 years,
resident of Tisk-Usgao, succumbed to burn injuries sustained in a stove
blast on February 18. (H)

MAN HANGS HIMSELF: One Shiv Kumar, a 35-year-old resident of Gadak,
allegedly committed suicide at Borda in Margao on February 23 by hanging
himself by using a bedsheet. (H)

SMUGGLING OF SANDALWOOD: The Cuncolim police have arrested Anjan Lingappa
Valmiki Nayak of Karnataka along with a rickshaw driver, Akram Khan, at
Balli junction while carrying sandalwood in a rickshaw. (NT)

SLUICE GATES FOR QUELOSSIM: The farmers in the sleepy hamlet of Quelossim
in Cortalim may have something to cheer about, for the government has
sanctioned the construction of sluice gates at Velvado which will enable at
least 75 farmers to restart cultivating their fields, which had been lying
fallow for almost a decade. (H)

SPARKS FLY AT SHIGMOTSAV MEET: Noisy scenes were witnessed at the annual
general body meeting of the Margao Shigmotsav Samiti over the issue of
delay in submitting the financial statement of the Shigmo celebration held
last year. (GT)

MEET ON BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES: The National Institute of Oceanography, Dona
Paula, in association with the Center for Tropical Marine Ecology,
University of Bremen, Germany, is holding a two-day international workshop
on "Bio-geochemical processes in the northern Indian Ocean" at Dona Paula,
on February 24 and 25. (NT)

MAPUSA TASK FORCE: The State government has reconstituted the Task Force
for Mapusa, to consider the development of the town and to propose short
and long term measures, including widening of roads, construction of new
roads, new bridges, paths, gardens, bus-stand, market, recreation
facilities, repairs of bundhs, etc. (H)

NEWSLETTERS OF PANCHAYATI RAJ: The quarterly newsletters of the Western
India Panchayat Raj Forum in English (Sarpanch) and Marathi (Chawadi) were
released at the symposium on "Society Peace" at Peaceful Society, Kundaim. (GT)

CAREER FARE: The Fourth Career "Information Fair", organized by the Rotary
Club, Vasco, was inaugurated by Capt. DR Khobare in the presence of Mr
Dilip R Salgaocar and other dignitaries at the Kala Academy, Panaji. (NT)

CASE FOR A PEOPLE-FRIENDLY CARNIVAL: "In an age where Cable TV culture is
killing indigenous culture and promoting pop stars and models, the society
must preserve its own cultural and art forms. From this rustic spirit
should evolve the Carnival floats as happens in the case of the Shigmo. It
is left to the rural schools to revive the "khell" culture, as part of the
general cultural revival." (Edit in GT)

BOLD DECISIONS: Rajya Sabha MP and liquor baron, Mr Vijay Mallya, has
advised youth not to get demoralized by failures and that success will come
only with perseverance. Mr Mallya was delivering his keynote address at the
31 st Rotract District conferenceManthanat Emerald Lawns, Parra. (H)

SHORTAGE OF STAFF: Staff shortage in the Deputy Director of Panchayat's
office in South Goa has totally affected its functioning. Though the
sanctioned staff strength is reportedly six, the state government never
bothered to depute the actual number of personnel. Instead, it was forced
to function with just half of the sanctioned limit. (NT)

SYMPOSIUM AT GU: A one-day symposium, featuring talks by eminent scientists
of national repute, will be held at the Goa University on 26 February.
Contact: 2451345-48 extension 317. (GT)

COMPUTER REVOLUTION IN KARNATAKA: Coconut sellers are among the villagers
paying from their meagre incomes to ensure that children have access to
computers as a tech revolution sweeps through rural Karnataka. Villagers
are keen to avail of the Azim Premji Foundation Karnataka government
initiative, to provide community-learning centres in government primary
schools. The initiative is impacting the fortunes of around 10,000
students. (IANS report in NT)

D E A T H S
23 Feb: Merces-Vaddy: JOSE SANTANA OLIMPIA DIAS, husband of Sacramenta,
father of Filomena/Rozario, Maria/Mark, Domnic.
23 Feb: Bicholim: SUBRAO SHRIRAM SHETYE SAWAIKAR, husband of Shaila,
father of Ramakant, Dr Sangeeta Vishal Silvach, Babita Mukund Joshi, Yogita
Ameen Ajgaonkar.
22 Feb: Divar: MINGUEL F PEREIRA, husband of Gracy, father of
Renita/late Mathias, Loretta/Khalid.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 35.2 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Website: http://www.goacom.com
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2003-02-24 05:25:08 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 24, 2003

IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF BIO-MEDICAL WASTE: The civic bodies as well as the
hospitals in Goa will no longer be able to disown their responsibility for
disposal of bio-medical waste as the NGOs will now take up this issue and
force the authorities to act fast. Beginning has already been made at the
seminar on "Medical waste disposal in Goa," held at Miramar Residency when
NGO representatives, social activists and doctors agreed that bio-medical
waste needs urgent attention. The seminar was jointly organized by the Goa
Desc Resource Centre, Mumbai Medwaste Action Group and the Help
Organisation for People, Environment and Society, to sensitize the Goan
community against hazards of bio-medical waste as well as media available
for scientific treatment of medical waste. (H)

STATE BUDGET: The budget session, which is scheduled to commence on 24
March, 2003, is likely to be a trend-setter as it will transact financial
business including the passing of the budget in the same session. While the
budget is scheduled to be presented on 25 March, the government may go for
a vote on account for just one month to take care of its expenditure,
including the payment of its employees' salaries for the month of April
2003. (GT)

SYNOD IMPLEMENTATION: Exactly a year ago, over 360 delegates took part in
the Diocesan Synod 2002 to deliberate on major issues influencing the
Catholic Church in Goa, in what was the second major exercise of its kind
since the inception of the Archdiocese in Goa nearly five centuries ago.
The Synod, which took place in Old Goa between February 17 and 23, 2002,
reviewed all major beliefs and practices that have been followed by about 4
lakh Christians in Goa. While some church leaders say efforts have begun
during the past on year to implement the recommendations of the Synod, they
insisted that the church could not act in haste in this regard. (H)

WOMEN TRAFFICKING AS ORGANISED CRIME: Trafficking in women and children can
be dealt with only when it is recognised as an organized crime and becomes
a political issue attracting the attention of the society. This was the
contention of those attending a workshop organized by Bailancho Saad at the
Janata Vachanalay Hall in Vasco. (GT)

CABINET MEETING TODAY: The State cabinet meeting, which was postponed last
week, has been called at the Secretariat conference hall, Panaji, at 2.30
pm today. (GT)

HOW GOA LOST ITS TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE: "The first science day was observed
with great enthusiasm in Goa in 1987. This enthusiasm has waned
considerably during the past 17 years. Government departments, which give a
lot of importance to religious functions in their secular, public-funded
premises do not care suo moto for science day or promotion of the
scientific spirit
Goa has the unique and enviable distinction of having two
sons of the soil holding powerful and influential positions in India's
scientific, technological and research establishments. Dr Raghunath
Mashelkar is the Director-General of CSIR. Dr Anil Kakodkar is the chairman
of the Atomic Energy Commission. I would like to know from the state
government what it has done to utilize the services of these personalities
for promoting technological ventures in our State." (Nandkumar Kamat in
Glimpses-NT)

ONE FEARED DROWNED: An occupant of a tuck was feared drowned while the
driver had a miraculous escape when a tuck fell into a river at Dadem in
Sanvordem at 8 pm on February 23. (H)

WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO BURN INJURIES: One Salima Daudsaab Nadaf, aged 25 years,
resident of Tisk-Usgao, succumbed to burn injuries sustained in a stove
blast on February 18. (H)

MAN HANGS HIMSELF: One Shiv Kumar, a 35-year-old resident of Gadak,
allegedly committed suicide at Borda in Margao on February 23 by hanging
himself by using a bedsheet. (H)

SMUGGLING OF SANDALWOOD: The Cuncolim police have arrested Anjan Lingappa
Valmiki Nayak of Karnataka along with a rickshaw driver, Akram Khan, at
Balli junction while carrying sandalwood in a rickshaw. (NT)

SLUICE GATES FOR QUELOSSIM: The farmers in the sleepy hamlet of Quelossim
in Cortalim may have something to cheer about, for the government has
sanctioned the construction of sluice gates at Velvado which will enable at
least 75 farmers to restart cultivating their fields, which had been lying
fallow for almost a decade. (H)

SPARKS FLY AT SHIGMOTSAV MEET: Noisy scenes were witnessed at the annual
general body meeting of the Margao Shigmotsav Samiti over the issue of
delay in submitting the financial statement of the Shigmo celebration held
last year. (GT)

MEET ON BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES: The National Institute of Oceanography, Dona
Paula, in association with the Center for Tropical Marine Ecology,
University of Bremen, Germany, is holding a two-day international workshop
on "Bio-geochemical processes in the northern Indian Ocean" at Dona Paula,
on February 24 and 25. (NT)

MAPUSA TASK FORCE: The State government has reconstituted the Task Force
for Mapusa, to consider the development of the town and to propose short
and long term measures, including widening of roads, construction of new
roads, new bridges, paths, gardens, bus-stand, market, recreation
facilities, repairs of bundhs, etc. (H)

NEWSLETTERS OF PANCHAYATI RAJ: The quarterly newsletters of the Western
India Panchayat Raj Forum in English (Sarpanch) and Marathi (Chawadi) were
released at the symposium on "Society Peace" at Peaceful Society, Kundaim. (GT)

CAREER FARE: The Fourth Career "Information Fair", organized by the Rotary
Club, Vasco, was inaugurated by Capt. DR Khobare in the presence of Mr
Dilip R Salgaocar and other dignitaries at the Kala Academy, Panaji. (NT)

CASE FOR A PEOPLE-FRIENDLY CARNIVAL: "In an age where Cable TV culture is
killing indigenous culture and promoting pop stars and models, the society
must preserve its own cultural and art forms. From this rustic spirit
should evolve the Carnival floats as happens in the case of the Shigmo. It
is left to the rural schools to revive the "khell" culture, as part of the
general cultural revival." (Edit in GT)

BOLD DECISIONS: Rajya Sabha MP and liquor baron, Mr Vijay Mallya, has
advised youth not to get demoralized by failures and that success will come
only with perseverance. Mr Mallya was delivering his keynote address at the
31 st Rotract District conferenceManthanat Emerald Lawns, Parra. (H)

SHORTAGE OF STAFF: Staff shortage in the Deputy Director of Panchayat's
office in South Goa has totally affected its functioning. Though the
sanctioned staff strength is reportedly six, the state government never
bothered to depute the actual number of personnel. Instead, it was forced
to function with just half of the sanctioned limit. (NT)

SYMPOSIUM AT GU: A one-day symposium, featuring talks by eminent scientists
of national repute, will be held at the Goa University on 26 February.
Contact: 2451345-48 extension 317. (GT)

COMPUTER REVOLUTION IN KARNATAKA: Coconut sellers are among the villagers
paying from their meagre incomes to ensure that children have access to
computers as a tech revolution sweeps through rural Karnataka. Villagers
are keen to avail of the Azim Premji Foundation Karnataka government
initiative, to provide community-learning centres in government primary
schools. The initiative is impacting the fortunes of around 10,000
students. (IANS report in NT)

D E A T H S
23 Feb: Merces-Vaddy: JOSE SANTANA OLIMPIA DIAS, husband of Sacramenta,
father of Filomena/Rozario, Maria/Mark, Domnic.
23 Feb: Bicholim: SUBRAO SHRIRAM SHETYE SAWAIKAR, husband of Shaila,
father of Ramakant, Dr Sangeeta Vishal Silvach, Babita Mukund Joshi, Yogita
Ameen Ajgaonkar.
22 Feb: Divar: MINGUEL F PEREIRA, husband of Gracy, father of
Renita/late Mathias, Loretta/Khalid.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.6 deg C (79.9 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 35.2 deg C, Humidity: 60% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cloudy morning in Goa today.

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

Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Website: http://www.goacom.com

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