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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 23, 2003

BIO-MEDICAL WASTE A NEW CONCERN: Along with the garbage disposal menace,
bio-medical waste is emerging as a new concern in Goa, the effects of which
were highlighted at an awareness seminar in Panjim. The day-long seminar on
"Medical Waste Disposal in Goa" stressed the need for the government to
play a pro-active role to reduce the harmful effects of bio-medical waste. (H)

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD: Over 1.52 lakh employees enrolled under the Provident
Fund scheme in Goa, will be covered under the Social Security Card
implemented by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation within a year.
The Social security card will be launched throughout the country on
February 25 and the first card will be issued to the President of India,
Abdul Kalam, at a function to be held in New Delhi. (WE-GT)

AI PACKAGE TOUR TO GOA: Air India will launch a package tour to Goa and
Kerala beginning from March 15 by providing 20 per cent concession in
passenger tariff and booking has been started from its various offices
across the world. This was stated by the Union Minister of State for Civil
Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik, in Panjim, on February 22. (NT)

OPPOSITION TO PANAJI BILL GROWING: The "bull-dozed" City of Panaji
Corporation Act, drew much flak from a galaxy of speakers which included
administrators, politicians, lawyers and academicians, at a discussion on
the legislation arranged by the Goa Chapter of Indian Institute of
Architects. Moderated by Architect Cho Padamse, the former principal of Goa
Architecture College, the discussion had panelists that even questioned the
very constitutional validity of the Act. (H)

INFORMATION ACT AMENDMENTS TO ENSURE TRANSPARENCY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar today (Feb 22) said that once the amendments to the Right
to Information Act are effected, aggrieved parties can petition an
ombudsman, who will speedily rule on the request to ensure transparency in
all government matters. Mr Parrikar said this while speaking at the chief
Guest at the formal inauguration of the Mapusa Citizens Forum. (NT)

MURDER EYEWITNESS ASKS FOR POLICE HELP: A sister, who is a lone eyewitness
in the murder of her boyfriend by her own brother, is now a victim of
harassment by the murderer. With the family members and villagers
supporting her brother this girl has now approached the police for help.
Jasmine J Carvalho, a resident of Veroda-Cuncolim, in a complaint to South
Goa Superintendent of Police said that her elder brother, Anthony, who
murdered her boyfriend, Tulshi Dessai, three months back, has, after his
release on bail, started harassing her and threatening to kill in case she
fails to yield to his demand. (WE-GT)

AI EXPECTS RS.120 CR PROFIT: Air India is expecting to make a profit of
around Rs.120 crore for the current financial year, according to the Union
Minister of state for Civil Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik. After years of
incurring losses, Air India made a profit of R.49 crore last year. From the
present trend, which is very good, AI will make a profit of Rs.120 crore,
Mr Naik said, at the inauguration of the new office of AI at Colvalcar
Centaur, opposite the Parade grounds, Campal-Panjim, on February 22. (H)

RESCUED FROM BAINA BROTHEL: She was sold to a brothel for Rs.10,000, forced
into prostitution and beaten in a bid to force her entertain customers.
This is the shocking tale of the 15-year-old girl, who was rescued by the
Vasco Police from the Baina red-light area on February 22. The minor, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, was 'sold' to Devi Ramarao Puran Chetty,
considered to be "gharwali" in the red-light area. (H)

BOMB HOAX: Confusion prevailed at the Majorda Railway Station, on 22
February, after a girl informed the assistant station master Rajesh Potdar
that a bomb was planted on Janashatabdi Express, which was on its way to
Mumbai from Margao. (WE-GT)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: a 30-year-old youth, Dinesh Naik, was found hanging on
a cashew tree at Savoi Verem on February 22. Villagers feel that
unemployment could be the reason for Dinesh taking the extreme step. (WE-GT)

WOMAN HELD: Valpoi police arrested Laxmi alias Ujwala Ustekar, 30, of
Valpoi, on the charge of assaulting her 70-year-old father-in-law with a
stick which resulted in his death. The incident took place on February 19
when Narayan Ustekar picked up an altercation with his daughter-in-law over
a minor issue. (WE-GT)

MORPIRLA, FATORPA FACE WATER SCARCITY: With the hot summer season fast
approaching, the villagers of Morpirla and Fatorpa panchayats are facing
shortage of water and are forced to get this precious commodity from far
away places with great difficulty. Locals still remember the day when
Selaulim pipeline was inaugurated in their village with much fanfare, but
the pipeline went dry just days after its launching. The Vaijawado
residents travel to Wailowado 3 kms away to fetch water. However, in May,
they will have to travel 5 kms to get water from a spring which survives
the hot summer. All this suffering despite these villages getting the
highest rainfall in Goa. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

NCP BACKS INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary
and spokesman Surendra Furtado has lauded the proposed "environment
friendly industrial police" and urged the government to open the doors of
the Water Resources Department to farmers. (H)

DEVELOPMENT LOAN: The State Government of Goa has offered to sell on tap
6.95 per cent State Development Loan, 2013, having a maturity of 10 years. (H)

HELD FOR ASSAULT: Verna police arrested Selestino Rodrigues for allegedly
assaulting native of Dandeli-Karnataka, Subhash Chanappa Dadivadi, at
Zorint, with a knife on February 22. (H)

SAWAL IS GUJ PRESIDENT: Gurudas Sawal of "Navprabha" was elected president
of the Goa Union of Journalists for the seventh time in a keenly contested
presidential elections held on February 22. Sawal won by a narrow margin of
three votes, polling 68 votes over his rival Ashley do Rosario from
"Herald", who polled 65 votes. In all 136 members of the GUJ cast their
votes. The following were elected to the 10-member Executive Committee:
Audumber Shinde, Shaikh Jamaluddin, Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Kishor Shet
Mandrekar, Suhas Belekar, Agnelo Pereira, Paresh Prabhu, Prakash
Kshirsagar, sudesh Arlekar and Baburao Revankar. (WE-GT)

MAUZO, PARIEKAR IN DELHI: Young Konkani writer Prakash Pariekar was in
Delhi to receive the Katha Award 2003 for his short story 'Chandrakore'.
Nominating editor and Sahitya Akademi Awardee (for his novel 'Karmelin')
Damodar Mauzo was also present. Both were felicitated by the 'Goenkarancho
Ekvott' at Goa Sadan on 20 February. Suman Kurade, GE president, observed
that non-Goans in Goa have learnt Konkani while Goans outside Goa haven't,
making them 'tourists' when they return to their own soil. Dr Brian
Mendonca held that the linguistic bouquet of the Goan experience was made
up of Konkani, English as well as Portuguese. He lauded Mauzo's efforts to
write stories for children and hoped that Mauzo's wisdom would guide the
Pariekar's footsteps. Pariekar sang a Konkani lullaby and vividly recalled
the imagery of the natural beauty of the banks of the Mhadei (Mandovi)
river. Pariekar, presently with the department of Konkani, Goa University,
is credited with having taught a Japanese in Goa, Konkani in four months.
Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo, from Majorda, pointed out that there was no
father figure in Konkani and proposed this mantle should fall on Shenoi
Goembab. The tete-a-tete with the writers showed that across space and time
Goans had a shared lineage, were moved by the same concerns and nursed
similar hopes for 'amche goem'. ("brian mark mendonca"
brianmendonca at rediffmail.com)

S P O R T S

JCT OVERCOME CHURCHILL BROS: Former champions JCT Mills, Phagwara, overcame
a spirited challenge from Churchill Bros to win 2-1 at the Guru Nanak
Stadium in Ludhiana. (WE-GT)

SALGAOCAR DRUB HASC: Back to winning ways, Salgaocar Sports Club, Goa,
whipped local favourites Hindustan Aeronautics Sports Club 3-0 in the Oil
PSU National Football League on February 22 in Bangalore. (WE-GT)

FRANSA FC OUTPLAY SESA FA: Fransa Sports Club scored a comfortable 4-0
victory over host Sesa Football Academy to enter the finals of the SFA
Invitational Inter-Club football tournament at SFA grounds, Sanquelim on
February 22. (WE-GT)

D E A T H S
22 Feb: Raia: SALVADOR FERNANDES, husband of Jeronita, father of
Cyriako, Benjamin/Maria, John/Antonette, Clifford/Celin.
21 Feb: Margao-Pajifond: EUSTACE NACIMENTO DA COSTA, husband of late Maria.
22 Feb: Curca: JOANINA FERNANDES, wife of Inacio, mother of
Juliet/Anthony, Remy/Cressy (Kuwait), Fernando (Kuwait)/Praxy,
Rosario/Felicia (Kuwait).
22 Feb: Khola-Canacona: PUNDALIK GOVIND NAYAK (88), husband of
Sundarabai, father of Ulhas/Vanita, Dr Uday/Radiya, Suhas/Nandini,
Nirmala/Sukrutanand Kamat, Lata/Balchandra Shenvi Kerkar, Hema/Sanjay Kamat
Tarcar.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 22.7 deg C (72.75 deg F) at 07.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 29.5 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cool day has begun

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

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2003-02-23 05:13:48 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 23, 2003

BIO-MEDICAL WASTE A NEW CONCERN: Along with the garbage disposal menace,
bio-medical waste is emerging as a new concern in Goa, the effects of which
were highlighted at an awareness seminar in Panjim. The day-long seminar on
"Medical Waste Disposal in Goa" stressed the need for the government to
play a pro-active role to reduce the harmful effects of bio-medical waste. (H)

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD: Over 1.52 lakh employees enrolled under the Provident
Fund scheme in Goa, will be covered under the Social Security Card
implemented by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation within a year.
The Social security card will be launched throughout the country on
February 25 and the first card will be issued to the President of India,
Abdul Kalam, at a function to be held in New Delhi. (WE-GT)

AI PACKAGE TOUR TO GOA: Air India will launch a package tour to Goa and
Kerala beginning from March 15 by providing 20 per cent concession in
passenger tariff and booking has been started from its various offices
across the world. This was stated by the Union Minister of State for Civil
Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik, in Panjim, on February 22. (NT)

OPPOSITION TO PANAJI BILL GROWING: The "bull-dozed" City of Panaji
Corporation Act, drew much flak from a galaxy of speakers which included
administrators, politicians, lawyers and academicians, at a discussion on
the legislation arranged by the Goa Chapter of Indian Institute of
Architects. Moderated by Architect Cho Padamse, the former principal of Goa
Architecture College, the discussion had panelists that even questioned the
very constitutional validity of the Act. (H)

INFORMATION ACT AMENDMENTS TO ENSURE TRANSPARENCY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar today (Feb 22) said that once the amendments to the Right
to Information Act are effected, aggrieved parties can petition an
ombudsman, who will speedily rule on the request to ensure transparency in
all government matters. Mr Parrikar said this while speaking at the chief
Guest at the formal inauguration of the Mapusa Citizens Forum. (NT)

MURDER EYEWITNESS ASKS FOR POLICE HELP: A sister, who is a lone eyewitness
in the murder of her boyfriend by her own brother, is now a victim of
harassment by the murderer. With the family members and villagers
supporting her brother this girl has now approached the police for help.
Jasmine J Carvalho, a resident of Veroda-Cuncolim, in a complaint to South
Goa Superintendent of Police said that her elder brother, Anthony, who
murdered her boyfriend, Tulshi Dessai, three months back, has, after his
release on bail, started harassing her and threatening to kill in case she
fails to yield to his demand. (WE-GT)

AI EXPECTS RS.120 CR PROFIT: Air India is expecting to make a profit of
around Rs.120 crore for the current financial year, according to the Union
Minister of state for Civil Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik. After years of
incurring losses, Air India made a profit of R.49 crore last year. From the
present trend, which is very good, AI will make a profit of Rs.120 crore,
Mr Naik said, at the inauguration of the new office of AI at Colvalcar
Centaur, opposite the Parade grounds, Campal-Panjim, on February 22. (H)

RESCUED FROM BAINA BROTHEL: She was sold to a brothel for Rs.10,000, forced
into prostitution and beaten in a bid to force her entertain customers.
This is the shocking tale of the 15-year-old girl, who was rescued by the
Vasco Police from the Baina red-light area on February 22. The minor, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, was 'sold' to Devi Ramarao Puran Chetty,
considered to be "gharwali" in the red-light area. (H)

BOMB HOAX: Confusion prevailed at the Majorda Railway Station, on 22
February, after a girl informed the assistant station master Rajesh Potdar
that a bomb was planted on Janashatabdi Express, which was on its way to
Mumbai from Margao. (WE-GT)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: a 30-year-old youth, Dinesh Naik, was found hanging on
a cashew tree at Savoi Verem on February 22. Villagers feel that
unemployment could be the reason for Dinesh taking the extreme step. (WE-GT)

WOMAN HELD: Valpoi police arrested Laxmi alias Ujwala Ustekar, 30, of
Valpoi, on the charge of assaulting her 70-year-old father-in-law with a
stick which resulted in his death. The incident took place on February 19
when Narayan Ustekar picked up an altercation with his daughter-in-law over
a minor issue. (WE-GT)

MORPIRLA, FATORPA FACE WATER SCARCITY: With the hot summer season fast
approaching, the villagers of Morpirla and Fatorpa panchayats are facing
shortage of water and are forced to get this precious commodity from far
away places with great difficulty. Locals still remember the day when
Selaulim pipeline was inaugurated in their village with much fanfare, but
the pipeline went dry just days after its launching. The Vaijawado
residents travel to Wailowado 3 kms away to fetch water. However, in May,
they will have to travel 5 kms to get water from a spring which survives
the hot summer. All this suffering despite these villages getting the
highest rainfall in Goa. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

NCP BACKS INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary
and spokesman Surendra Furtado has lauded the proposed "environment
friendly industrial police" and urged the government to open the doors of
the Water Resources Department to farmers. (H)

DEVELOPMENT LOAN: The State Government of Goa has offered to sell on tap
6.95 per cent State Development Loan, 2013, having a maturity of 10 years. (H)

HELD FOR ASSAULT: Verna police arrested Selestino Rodrigues for allegedly
assaulting native of Dandeli-Karnataka, Subhash Chanappa Dadivadi, at
Zorint, with a knife on February 22. (H)

SAWAL IS GUJ PRESIDENT: Gurudas Sawal of "Navprabha" was elected president
of the Goa Union of Journalists for the seventh time in a keenly contested
presidential elections held on February 22. Sawal won by a narrow margin of
three votes, polling 68 votes over his rival Ashley do Rosario from
"Herald", who polled 65 votes. In all 136 members of the GUJ cast their
votes. The following were elected to the 10-member Executive Committee:
Audumber Shinde, Shaikh Jamaluddin, Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Kishor Shet
Mandrekar, Suhas Belekar, Agnelo Pereira, Paresh Prabhu, Prakash
Kshirsagar, sudesh Arlekar and Baburao Revankar. (WE-GT)

MAUZO, PARIEKAR IN DELHI: Young Konkani writer Prakash Pariekar was in
Delhi to receive the Katha Award 2003 for his short story 'Chandrakore'.
Nominating editor and Sahitya Akademi Awardee (for his novel 'Karmelin')
Damodar Mauzo was also present. Both were felicitated by the 'Goenkarancho
Ekvott' at Goa Sadan on 20 February. Suman Kurade, GE president, observed
that non-Goans in Goa have learnt Konkani while Goans outside Goa haven't,
making them 'tourists' when they return to their own soil. Dr Brian
Mendonca held that the linguistic bouquet of the Goan experience was made
up of Konkani, English as well as Portuguese. He lauded Mauzo's efforts to
write stories for children and hoped that Mauzo's wisdom would guide the
Pariekar's footsteps. Pariekar sang a Konkani lullaby and vividly recalled
the imagery of the natural beauty of the banks of the Mhadei (Mandovi)
river. Pariekar, presently with the department of Konkani, Goa University,
is credited with having taught a Japanese in Goa, Konkani in four months.
Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo, from Majorda, pointed out that there was no
father figure in Konkani and proposed this mantle should fall on Shenoi
Goembab. The tete-a-tete with the writers showed that across space and time
Goans had a shared lineage, were moved by the same concerns and nursed
similar hopes for 'amche goem'. ("brian mark mendonca"
brianmendonca at rediffmail.com)

S P O R T S

JCT OVERCOME CHURCHILL BROS: Former champions JCT Mills, Phagwara, overcame
a spirited challenge from Churchill Bros to win 2-1 at the Guru Nanak
Stadium in Ludhiana. (WE-GT)

SALGAOCAR DRUB HASC: Back to winning ways, Salgaocar Sports Club, Goa,
whipped local favourites Hindustan Aeronautics Sports Club 3-0 in the Oil
PSU National Football League on February 22 in Bangalore. (WE-GT)

FRANSA FC OUTPLAY SESA FA: Fransa Sports Club scored a comfortable 4-0
victory over host Sesa Football Academy to enter the finals of the SFA
Invitational Inter-Club football tournament at SFA grounds, Sanquelim on
February 22. (WE-GT)

D E A T H S
22 Feb: Raia: SALVADOR FERNANDES, husband of Jeronita, father of
Cyriako, Benjamin/Maria, John/Antonette, Clifford/Celin.
21 Feb: Margao-Pajifond: EUSTACE NACIMENTO DA COSTA, husband of late Maria.
22 Feb: Curca: JOANINA FERNANDES, wife of Inacio, mother of
Juliet/Anthony, Remy/Cressy (Kuwait), Fernando (Kuwait)/Praxy,
Rosario/Felicia (Kuwait).
22 Feb: Khola-Canacona: PUNDALIK GOVIND NAYAK (88), husband of
Sundarabai, father of Ulhas/Vanita, Dr Uday/Radiya, Suhas/Nandini,
Nirmala/Sukrutanand Kamat, Lata/Balchandra Shenvi Kerkar, Hema/Sanjay Kamat
Tarcar.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 22.7 deg C (72.75 deg F) at 07.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 29.5 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cool day has begun

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

Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://r
Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-23 05:13:48 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 23, 2003

BIO-MEDICAL WASTE A NEW CONCERN: Along with the garbage disposal menace,
bio-medical waste is emerging as a new concern in Goa, the effects of which
were highlighted at an awareness seminar in Panjim. The day-long seminar on
"Medical Waste Disposal in Goa" stressed the need for the government to
play a pro-active role to reduce the harmful effects of bio-medical waste. (H)

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD: Over 1.52 lakh employees enrolled under the Provident
Fund scheme in Goa, will be covered under the Social Security Card
implemented by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation within a year.
The Social security card will be launched throughout the country on
February 25 and the first card will be issued to the President of India,
Abdul Kalam, at a function to be held in New Delhi. (WE-GT)

AI PACKAGE TOUR TO GOA: Air India will launch a package tour to Goa and
Kerala beginning from March 15 by providing 20 per cent concession in
passenger tariff and booking has been started from its various offices
across the world. This was stated by the Union Minister of State for Civil
Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik, in Panjim, on February 22. (NT)

OPPOSITION TO PANAJI BILL GROWING: The "bull-dozed" City of Panaji
Corporation Act, drew much flak from a galaxy of speakers which included
administrators, politicians, lawyers and academicians, at a discussion on
the legislation arranged by the Goa Chapter of Indian Institute of
Architects. Moderated by Architect Cho Padamse, the former principal of Goa
Architecture College, the discussion had panelists that even questioned the
very constitutional validity of the Act. (H)

INFORMATION ACT AMENDMENTS TO ENSURE TRANSPARENCY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar today (Feb 22) said that once the amendments to the Right
to Information Act are effected, aggrieved parties can petition an
ombudsman, who will speedily rule on the request to ensure transparency in
all government matters. Mr Parrikar said this while speaking at the chief
Guest at the formal inauguration of the Mapusa Citizens Forum. (NT)

MURDER EYEWITNESS ASKS FOR POLICE HELP: A sister, who is a lone eyewitness
in the murder of her boyfriend by her own brother, is now a victim of
harassment by the murderer. With the family members and villagers
supporting her brother this girl has now approached the police for help.
Jasmine J Carvalho, a resident of Veroda-Cuncolim, in a complaint to South
Goa Superintendent of Police said that her elder brother, Anthony, who
murdered her boyfriend, Tulshi Dessai, three months back, has, after his
release on bail, started harassing her and threatening to kill in case she
fails to yield to his demand. (WE-GT)

AI EXPECTS RS.120 CR PROFIT: Air India is expecting to make a profit of
around Rs.120 crore for the current financial year, according to the Union
Minister of state for Civil Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik. After years of
incurring losses, Air India made a profit of R.49 crore last year. From the
present trend, which is very good, AI will make a profit of Rs.120 crore,
Mr Naik said, at the inauguration of the new office of AI at Colvalcar
Centaur, opposite the Parade grounds, Campal-Panjim, on February 22. (H)

RESCUED FROM BAINA BROTHEL: She was sold to a brothel for Rs.10,000, forced
into prostitution and beaten in a bid to force her entertain customers.
This is the shocking tale of the 15-year-old girl, who was rescued by the
Vasco Police from the Baina red-light area on February 22. The minor, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, was 'sold' to Devi Ramarao Puran Chetty,
considered to be "gharwali" in the red-light area. (H)

BOMB HOAX: Confusion prevailed at the Majorda Railway Station, on 22
February, after a girl informed the assistant station master Rajesh Potdar
that a bomb was planted on Janashatabdi Express, which was on its way to
Mumbai from Margao. (WE-GT)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: a 30-year-old youth, Dinesh Naik, was found hanging on
a cashew tree at Savoi Verem on February 22. Villagers feel that
unemployment could be the reason for Dinesh taking the extreme step. (WE-GT)

WOMAN HELD: Valpoi police arrested Laxmi alias Ujwala Ustekar, 30, of
Valpoi, on the charge of assaulting her 70-year-old father-in-law with a
stick which resulted in his death. The incident took place on February 19
when Narayan Ustekar picked up an altercation with his daughter-in-law over
a minor issue. (WE-GT)

MORPIRLA, FATORPA FACE WATER SCARCITY: With the hot summer season fast
approaching, the villagers of Morpirla and Fatorpa panchayats are facing
shortage of water and are forced to get this precious commodity from far
away places with great difficulty. Locals still remember the day when
Selaulim pipeline was inaugurated in their village with much fanfare, but
the pipeline went dry just days after its launching. The Vaijawado
residents travel to Wailowado 3 kms away to fetch water. However, in May,
they will have to travel 5 kms to get water from a spring which survives
the hot summer. All this suffering despite these villages getting the
highest rainfall in Goa. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

NCP BACKS INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary
and spokesman Surendra Furtado has lauded the proposed "environment
friendly industrial police" and urged the government to open the doors of
the Water Resources Department to farmers. (H)

DEVELOPMENT LOAN: The State Government of Goa has offered to sell on tap
6.95 per cent State Development Loan, 2013, having a maturity of 10 years. (H)

HELD FOR ASSAULT: Verna police arrested Selestino Rodrigues for allegedly
assaulting native of Dandeli-Karnataka, Subhash Chanappa Dadivadi, at
Zorint, with a knife on February 22. (H)

SAWAL IS GUJ PRESIDENT: Gurudas Sawal of "Navprabha" was elected president
of the Goa Union of Journalists for the seventh time in a keenly contested
presidential elections held on February 22. Sawal won by a narrow margin of
three votes, polling 68 votes over his rival Ashley do Rosario from
"Herald", who polled 65 votes. In all 136 members of the GUJ cast their
votes. The following were elected to the 10-member Executive Committee:
Audumber Shinde, Shaikh Jamaluddin, Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Kishor Shet
Mandrekar, Suhas Belekar, Agnelo Pereira, Paresh Prabhu, Prakash
Kshirsagar, sudesh Arlekar and Baburao Revankar. (WE-GT)

MAUZO, PARIEKAR IN DELHI: Young Konkani writer Prakash Pariekar was in
Delhi to receive the Katha Award 2003 for his short story 'Chandrakore'.
Nominating editor and Sahitya Akademi Awardee (for his novel 'Karmelin')
Damodar Mauzo was also present. Both were felicitated by the 'Goenkarancho
Ekvott' at Goa Sadan on 20 February. Suman Kurade, GE president, observed
that non-Goans in Goa have learnt Konkani while Goans outside Goa haven't,
making them 'tourists' when they return to their own soil. Dr Brian
Mendonca held that the linguistic bouquet of the Goan experience was made
up of Konkani, English as well as Portuguese. He lauded Mauzo's efforts to
write stories for children and hoped that Mauzo's wisdom would guide the
Pariekar's footsteps. Pariekar sang a Konkani lullaby and vividly recalled
the imagery of the natural beauty of the banks of the Mhadei (Mandovi)
river. Pariekar, presently with the department of Konkani, Goa University,
is credited with having taught a Japanese in Goa, Konkani in four months.
Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo, from Majorda, pointed out that there was no
father figure in Konkani and proposed this mantle should fall on Shenoi
Goembab. The tete-a-tete with the writers showed that across space and time
Goans had a shared lineage, were moved by the same concerns and nursed
similar hopes for 'amche goem'. ("brian mark mendonca"
brianmendonca at rediffmail.com)

S P O R T S

JCT OVERCOME CHURCHILL BROS: Former champions JCT Mills, Phagwara, overcame
a spirited challenge from Churchill Bros to win 2-1 at the Guru Nanak
Stadium in Ludhiana. (WE-GT)

SALGAOCAR DRUB HASC: Back to winning ways, Salgaocar Sports Club, Goa,
whipped local favourites Hindustan Aeronautics Sports Club 3-0 in the Oil
PSU National Football League on February 22 in Bangalore. (WE-GT)

FRANSA FC OUTPLAY SESA FA: Fransa Sports Club scored a comfortable 4-0
victory over host Sesa Football Academy to enter the finals of the SFA
Invitational Inter-Club football tournament at SFA grounds, Sanquelim on
February 22. (WE-GT)

D E A T H S
22 Feb: Raia: SALVADOR FERNANDES, husband of Jeronita, father of
Cyriako, Benjamin/Maria, John/Antonette, Clifford/Celin.
21 Feb: Margao-Pajifond: EUSTACE NACIMENTO DA COSTA, husband of late Maria.
22 Feb: Curca: JOANINA FERNANDES, wife of Inacio, mother of
Juliet/Anthony, Remy/Cressy (Kuwait), Fernando (Kuwait)/Praxy,
Rosario/Felicia (Kuwait).
22 Feb: Khola-Canacona: PUNDALIK GOVIND NAYAK (88), husband of
Sundarabai, father of Ulhas/Vanita, Dr Uday/Radiya, Suhas/Nandini,
Nirmala/Sukrutanand Kamat, Lata/Balchandra Shenvi Kerkar, Hema/Sanjay Kamat
Tarcar.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 22.7 deg C (72.75 deg F) at 07.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 29.5 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cool day has begun

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

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2003-02-23 05:13:48 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 23, 2003

BIO-MEDICAL WASTE A NEW CONCERN: Along with the garbage disposal menace,
bio-medical waste is emerging as a new concern in Goa, the effects of which
were highlighted at an awareness seminar in Panjim. The day-long seminar on
"Medical Waste Disposal in Goa" stressed the need for the government to
play a pro-active role to reduce the harmful effects of bio-medical waste. (H)

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD: Over 1.52 lakh employees enrolled under the Provident
Fund scheme in Goa, will be covered under the Social Security Card
implemented by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation within a year.
The Social security card will be launched throughout the country on
February 25 and the first card will be issued to the President of India,
Abdul Kalam, at a function to be held in New Delhi. (WE-GT)

AI PACKAGE TOUR TO GOA: Air India will launch a package tour to Goa and
Kerala beginning from March 15 by providing 20 per cent concession in
passenger tariff and booking has been started from its various offices
across the world. This was stated by the Union Minister of State for Civil
Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik, in Panjim, on February 22. (NT)

OPPOSITION TO PANAJI BILL GROWING: The "bull-dozed" City of Panaji
Corporation Act, drew much flak from a galaxy of speakers which included
administrators, politicians, lawyers and academicians, at a discussion on
the legislation arranged by the Goa Chapter of Indian Institute of
Architects. Moderated by Architect Cho Padamse, the former principal of Goa
Architecture College, the discussion had panelists that even questioned the
very constitutional validity of the Act. (H)

INFORMATION ACT AMENDMENTS TO ENSURE TRANSPARENCY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar today (Feb 22) said that once the amendments to the Right
to Information Act are effected, aggrieved parties can petition an
ombudsman, who will speedily rule on the request to ensure transparency in
all government matters. Mr Parrikar said this while speaking at the chief
Guest at the formal inauguration of the Mapusa Citizens Forum. (NT)

MURDER EYEWITNESS ASKS FOR POLICE HELP: A sister, who is a lone eyewitness
in the murder of her boyfriend by her own brother, is now a victim of
harassment by the murderer. With the family members and villagers
supporting her brother this girl has now approached the police for help.
Jasmine J Carvalho, a resident of Veroda-Cuncolim, in a complaint to South
Goa Superintendent of Police said that her elder brother, Anthony, who
murdered her boyfriend, Tulshi Dessai, three months back, has, after his
release on bail, started harassing her and threatening to kill in case she
fails to yield to his demand. (WE-GT)

AI EXPECTS RS.120 CR PROFIT: Air India is expecting to make a profit of
around Rs.120 crore for the current financial year, according to the Union
Minister of state for Civil Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik. After years of
incurring losses, Air India made a profit of R.49 crore last year. From the
present trend, which is very good, AI will make a profit of Rs.120 crore,
Mr Naik said, at the inauguration of the new office of AI at Colvalcar
Centaur, opposite the Parade grounds, Campal-Panjim, on February 22. (H)

RESCUED FROM BAINA BROTHEL: She was sold to a brothel for Rs.10,000, forced
into prostitution and beaten in a bid to force her entertain customers.
This is the shocking tale of the 15-year-old girl, who was rescued by the
Vasco Police from the Baina red-light area on February 22. The minor, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, was 'sold' to Devi Ramarao Puran Chetty,
considered to be "gharwali" in the red-light area. (H)

BOMB HOAX: Confusion prevailed at the Majorda Railway Station, on 22
February, after a girl informed the assistant station master Rajesh Potdar
that a bomb was planted on Janashatabdi Express, which was on its way to
Mumbai from Margao. (WE-GT)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: a 30-year-old youth, Dinesh Naik, was found hanging on
a cashew tree at Savoi Verem on February 22. Villagers feel that
unemployment could be the reason for Dinesh taking the extreme step. (WE-GT)

WOMAN HELD: Valpoi police arrested Laxmi alias Ujwala Ustekar, 30, of
Valpoi, on the charge of assaulting her 70-year-old father-in-law with a
stick which resulted in his death. The incident took place on February 19
when Narayan Ustekar picked up an altercation with his daughter-in-law over
a minor issue. (WE-GT)

MORPIRLA, FATORPA FACE WATER SCARCITY: With the hot summer season fast
approaching, the villagers of Morpirla and Fatorpa panchayats are facing
shortage of water and are forced to get this precious commodity from far
away places with great difficulty. Locals still remember the day when
Selaulim pipeline was inaugurated in their village with much fanfare, but
the pipeline went dry just days after its launching. The Vaijawado
residents travel to Wailowado 3 kms away to fetch water. However, in May,
they will have to travel 5 kms to get water from a spring which survives
the hot summer. All this suffering despite these villages getting the
highest rainfall in Goa. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

NCP BACKS INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary
and spokesman Surendra Furtado has lauded the proposed "environment
friendly industrial police" and urged the government to open the doors of
the Water Resources Department to farmers. (H)

DEVELOPMENT LOAN: The State Government of Goa has offered to sell on tap
6.95 per cent State Development Loan, 2013, having a maturity of 10 years. (H)

HELD FOR ASSAULT: Verna police arrested Selestino Rodrigues for allegedly
assaulting native of Dandeli-Karnataka, Subhash Chanappa Dadivadi, at
Zorint, with a knife on February 22. (H)

SAWAL IS GUJ PRESIDENT: Gurudas Sawal of "Navprabha" was elected president
of the Goa Union of Journalists for the seventh time in a keenly contested
presidential elections held on February 22. Sawal won by a narrow margin of
three votes, polling 68 votes over his rival Ashley do Rosario from
"Herald", who polled 65 votes. In all 136 members of the GUJ cast their
votes. The following were elected to the 10-member Executive Committee:
Audumber Shinde, Shaikh Jamaluddin, Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Kishor Shet
Mandrekar, Suhas Belekar, Agnelo Pereira, Paresh Prabhu, Prakash
Kshirsagar, sudesh Arlekar and Baburao Revankar. (WE-GT)

MAUZO, PARIEKAR IN DELHI: Young Konkani writer Prakash Pariekar was in
Delhi to receive the Katha Award 2003 for his short story 'Chandrakore'.
Nominating editor and Sahitya Akademi Awardee (for his novel 'Karmelin')
Damodar Mauzo was also present. Both were felicitated by the 'Goenkarancho
Ekvott' at Goa Sadan on 20 February. Suman Kurade, GE president, observed
that non-Goans in Goa have learnt Konkani while Goans outside Goa haven't,
making them 'tourists' when they return to their own soil. Dr Brian
Mendonca held that the linguistic bouquet of the Goan experience was made
up of Konkani, English as well as Portuguese. He lauded Mauzo's efforts to
write stories for children and hoped that Mauzo's wisdom would guide the
Pariekar's footsteps. Pariekar sang a Konkani lullaby and vividly recalled
the imagery of the natural beauty of the banks of the Mhadei (Mandovi)
river. Pariekar, presently with the department of Konkani, Goa University,
is credited with having taught a Japanese in Goa, Konkani in four months.
Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo, from Majorda, pointed out that there was no
father figure in Konkani and proposed this mantle should fall on Shenoi
Goembab. The tete-a-tete with the writers showed that across space and time
Goans had a shared lineage, were moved by the same concerns and nursed
similar hopes for 'amche goem'. ("brian mark mendonca"
brianmendonca at rediffmail.com)

S P O R T S

JCT OVERCOME CHURCHILL BROS: Former champions JCT Mills, Phagwara, overcame
a spirited challenge from Churchill Bros to win 2-1 at the Guru Nanak
Stadium in Ludhiana. (WE-GT)

SALGAOCAR DRUB HASC: Back to winning ways, Salgaocar Sports Club, Goa,
whipped local favourites Hindustan Aeronautics Sports Club 3-0 in the Oil
PSU National Football League on February 22 in Bangalore. (WE-GT)

FRANSA FC OUTPLAY SESA FA: Fransa Sports Club scored a comfortable 4-0
victory over host Sesa Football Academy to enter the finals of the SFA
Invitational Inter-Club football tournament at SFA grounds, Sanquelim on
February 22. (WE-GT)

D E A T H S
22 Feb: Raia: SALVADOR FERNANDES, husband of Jeronita, father of
Cyriako, Benjamin/Maria, John/Antonette, Clifford/Celin.
21 Feb: Margao-Pajifond: EUSTACE NACIMENTO DA COSTA, husband of late Maria.
22 Feb: Curca: JOANINA FERNANDES, wife of Inacio, mother of
Juliet/Anthony, Remy/Cressy (Kuwait), Fernando (Kuwait)/Praxy,
Rosario/Felicia (Kuwait).
22 Feb: Khola-Canacona: PUNDALIK GOVIND NAYAK (88), husband of
Sundarabai, father of Ulhas/Vanita, Dr Uday/Radiya, Suhas/Nandini,
Nirmala/Sukrutanand Kamat, Lata/Balchandra Shenvi Kerkar, Hema/Sanjay Kamat
Tarcar.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 22.7 deg C (72.75 deg F) at 07.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 29.5 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cool day has begun

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

Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://r
Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-23 05:13:48 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 23, 2003

BIO-MEDICAL WASTE A NEW CONCERN: Along with the garbage disposal menace,
bio-medical waste is emerging as a new concern in Goa, the effects of which
were highlighted at an awareness seminar in Panjim. The day-long seminar on
"Medical Waste Disposal in Goa" stressed the need for the government to
play a pro-active role to reduce the harmful effects of bio-medical waste. (H)

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD: Over 1.52 lakh employees enrolled under the Provident
Fund scheme in Goa, will be covered under the Social Security Card
implemented by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation within a year.
The Social security card will be launched throughout the country on
February 25 and the first card will be issued to the President of India,
Abdul Kalam, at a function to be held in New Delhi. (WE-GT)

AI PACKAGE TOUR TO GOA: Air India will launch a package tour to Goa and
Kerala beginning from March 15 by providing 20 per cent concession in
passenger tariff and booking has been started from its various offices
across the world. This was stated by the Union Minister of State for Civil
Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik, in Panjim, on February 22. (NT)

OPPOSITION TO PANAJI BILL GROWING: The "bull-dozed" City of Panaji
Corporation Act, drew much flak from a galaxy of speakers which included
administrators, politicians, lawyers and academicians, at a discussion on
the legislation arranged by the Goa Chapter of Indian Institute of
Architects. Moderated by Architect Cho Padamse, the former principal of Goa
Architecture College, the discussion had panelists that even questioned the
very constitutional validity of the Act. (H)

INFORMATION ACT AMENDMENTS TO ENSURE TRANSPARENCY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar today (Feb 22) said that once the amendments to the Right
to Information Act are effected, aggrieved parties can petition an
ombudsman, who will speedily rule on the request to ensure transparency in
all government matters. Mr Parrikar said this while speaking at the chief
Guest at the formal inauguration of the Mapusa Citizens Forum. (NT)

MURDER EYEWITNESS ASKS FOR POLICE HELP: A sister, who is a lone eyewitness
in the murder of her boyfriend by her own brother, is now a victim of
harassment by the murderer. With the family members and villagers
supporting her brother this girl has now approached the police for help.
Jasmine J Carvalho, a resident of Veroda-Cuncolim, in a complaint to South
Goa Superintendent of Police said that her elder brother, Anthony, who
murdered her boyfriend, Tulshi Dessai, three months back, has, after his
release on bail, started harassing her and threatening to kill in case she
fails to yield to his demand. (WE-GT)

AI EXPECTS RS.120 CR PROFIT: Air India is expecting to make a profit of
around Rs.120 crore for the current financial year, according to the Union
Minister of state for Civil Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik. After years of
incurring losses, Air India made a profit of R.49 crore last year. From the
present trend, which is very good, AI will make a profit of Rs.120 crore,
Mr Naik said, at the inauguration of the new office of AI at Colvalcar
Centaur, opposite the Parade grounds, Campal-Panjim, on February 22. (H)

RESCUED FROM BAINA BROTHEL: She was sold to a brothel for Rs.10,000, forced
into prostitution and beaten in a bid to force her entertain customers.
This is the shocking tale of the 15-year-old girl, who was rescued by the
Vasco Police from the Baina red-light area on February 22. The minor, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, was 'sold' to Devi Ramarao Puran Chetty,
considered to be "gharwali" in the red-light area. (H)

BOMB HOAX: Confusion prevailed at the Majorda Railway Station, on 22
February, after a girl informed the assistant station master Rajesh Potdar
that a bomb was planted on Janashatabdi Express, which was on its way to
Mumbai from Margao. (WE-GT)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: a 30-year-old youth, Dinesh Naik, was found hanging on
a cashew tree at Savoi Verem on February 22. Villagers feel that
unemployment could be the reason for Dinesh taking the extreme step. (WE-GT)

WOMAN HELD: Valpoi police arrested Laxmi alias Ujwala Ustekar, 30, of
Valpoi, on the charge of assaulting her 70-year-old father-in-law with a
stick which resulted in his death. The incident took place on February 19
when Narayan Ustekar picked up an altercation with his daughter-in-law over
a minor issue. (WE-GT)

MORPIRLA, FATORPA FACE WATER SCARCITY: With the hot summer season fast
approaching, the villagers of Morpirla and Fatorpa panchayats are facing
shortage of water and are forced to get this precious commodity from far
away places with great difficulty. Locals still remember the day when
Selaulim pipeline was inaugurated in their village with much fanfare, but
the pipeline went dry just days after its launching. The Vaijawado
residents travel to Wailowado 3 kms away to fetch water. However, in May,
they will have to travel 5 kms to get water from a spring which survives
the hot summer. All this suffering despite these villages getting the
highest rainfall in Goa. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

NCP BACKS INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary
and spokesman Surendra Furtado has lauded the proposed "environment
friendly industrial police" and urged the government to open the doors of
the Water Resources Department to farmers. (H)

DEVELOPMENT LOAN: The State Government of Goa has offered to sell on tap
6.95 per cent State Development Loan, 2013, having a maturity of 10 years. (H)

HELD FOR ASSAULT: Verna police arrested Selestino Rodrigues for allegedly
assaulting native of Dandeli-Karnataka, Subhash Chanappa Dadivadi, at
Zorint, with a knife on February 22. (H)

SAWAL IS GUJ PRESIDENT: Gurudas Sawal of "Navprabha" was elected president
of the Goa Union of Journalists for the seventh time in a keenly contested
presidential elections held on February 22. Sawal won by a narrow margin of
three votes, polling 68 votes over his rival Ashley do Rosario from
"Herald", who polled 65 votes. In all 136 members of the GUJ cast their
votes. The following were elected to the 10-member Executive Committee:
Audumber Shinde, Shaikh Jamaluddin, Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Kishor Shet
Mandrekar, Suhas Belekar, Agnelo Pereira, Paresh Prabhu, Prakash
Kshirsagar, sudesh Arlekar and Baburao Revankar. (WE-GT)

MAUZO, PARIEKAR IN DELHI: Young Konkani writer Prakash Pariekar was in
Delhi to receive the Katha Award 2003 for his short story 'Chandrakore'.
Nominating editor and Sahitya Akademi Awardee (for his novel 'Karmelin')
Damodar Mauzo was also present. Both were felicitated by the 'Goenkarancho
Ekvott' at Goa Sadan on 20 February. Suman Kurade, GE president, observed
that non-Goans in Goa have learnt Konkani while Goans outside Goa haven't,
making them 'tourists' when they return to their own soil. Dr Brian
Mendonca held that the linguistic bouquet of the Goan experience was made
up of Konkani, English as well as Portuguese. He lauded Mauzo's efforts to
write stories for children and hoped that Mauzo's wisdom would guide the
Pariekar's footsteps. Pariekar sang a Konkani lullaby and vividly recalled
the imagery of the natural beauty of the banks of the Mhadei (Mandovi)
river. Pariekar, presently with the department of Konkani, Goa University,
is credited with having taught a Japanese in Goa, Konkani in four months.
Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo, from Majorda, pointed out that there was no
father figure in Konkani and proposed this mantle should fall on Shenoi
Goembab. The tete-a-tete with the writers showed that across space and time
Goans had a shared lineage, were moved by the same concerns and nursed
similar hopes for 'amche goem'. ("brian mark mendonca"
brianmendonca at rediffmail.com)

S P O R T S

JCT OVERCOME CHURCHILL BROS: Former champions JCT Mills, Phagwara, overcame
a spirited challenge from Churchill Bros to win 2-1 at the Guru Nanak
Stadium in Ludhiana. (WE-GT)

SALGAOCAR DRUB HASC: Back to winning ways, Salgaocar Sports Club, Goa,
whipped local favourites Hindustan Aeronautics Sports Club 3-0 in the Oil
PSU National Football League on February 22 in Bangalore. (WE-GT)

FRANSA FC OUTPLAY SESA FA: Fransa Sports Club scored a comfortable 4-0
victory over host Sesa Football Academy to enter the finals of the SFA
Invitational Inter-Club football tournament at SFA grounds, Sanquelim on
February 22. (WE-GT)

D E A T H S
22 Feb: Raia: SALVADOR FERNANDES, husband of Jeronita, father of
Cyriako, Benjamin/Maria, John/Antonette, Clifford/Celin.
21 Feb: Margao-Pajifond: EUSTACE NACIMENTO DA COSTA, husband of late Maria.
22 Feb: Curca: JOANINA FERNANDES, wife of Inacio, mother of
Juliet/Anthony, Remy/Cressy (Kuwait), Fernando (Kuwait)/Praxy,
Rosario/Felicia (Kuwait).
22 Feb: Khola-Canacona: PUNDALIK GOVIND NAYAK (88), husband of
Sundarabai, father of Ulhas/Vanita, Dr Uday/Radiya, Suhas/Nandini,
Nirmala/Sukrutanand Kamat, Lata/Balchandra Shenvi Kerkar, Hema/Sanjay Kamat
Tarcar.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 22.7 deg C (72.75 deg F) at 07.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 29.5 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cool day has begun

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

Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://r
Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-23 05:13:48 UTC
Permalink
****************************************
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****************************************

GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 23, 2003

BIO-MEDICAL WASTE A NEW CONCERN: Along with the garbage disposal menace,
bio-medical waste is emerging as a new concern in Goa, the effects of which
were highlighted at an awareness seminar in Panjim. The day-long seminar on
"Medical Waste Disposal in Goa" stressed the need for the government to
play a pro-active role to reduce the harmful effects of bio-medical waste. (H)

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD: Over 1.52 lakh employees enrolled under the Provident
Fund scheme in Goa, will be covered under the Social Security Card
implemented by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation within a year.
The Social security card will be launched throughout the country on
February 25 and the first card will be issued to the President of India,
Abdul Kalam, at a function to be held in New Delhi. (WE-GT)

AI PACKAGE TOUR TO GOA: Air India will launch a package tour to Goa and
Kerala beginning from March 15 by providing 20 per cent concession in
passenger tariff and booking has been started from its various offices
across the world. This was stated by the Union Minister of State for Civil
Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik, in Panjim, on February 22. (NT)

OPPOSITION TO PANAJI BILL GROWING: The "bull-dozed" City of Panaji
Corporation Act, drew much flak from a galaxy of speakers which included
administrators, politicians, lawyers and academicians, at a discussion on
the legislation arranged by the Goa Chapter of Indian Institute of
Architects. Moderated by Architect Cho Padamse, the former principal of Goa
Architecture College, the discussion had panelists that even questioned the
very constitutional validity of the Act. (H)

INFORMATION ACT AMENDMENTS TO ENSURE TRANSPARENCY: The Chief Minister, Mr
Manohar Parrikar today (Feb 22) said that once the amendments to the Right
to Information Act are effected, aggrieved parties can petition an
ombudsman, who will speedily rule on the request to ensure transparency in
all government matters. Mr Parrikar said this while speaking at the chief
Guest at the formal inauguration of the Mapusa Citizens Forum. (NT)

MURDER EYEWITNESS ASKS FOR POLICE HELP: A sister, who is a lone eyewitness
in the murder of her boyfriend by her own brother, is now a victim of
harassment by the murderer. With the family members and villagers
supporting her brother this girl has now approached the police for help.
Jasmine J Carvalho, a resident of Veroda-Cuncolim, in a complaint to South
Goa Superintendent of Police said that her elder brother, Anthony, who
murdered her boyfriend, Tulshi Dessai, three months back, has, after his
release on bail, started harassing her and threatening to kill in case she
fails to yield to his demand. (WE-GT)

AI EXPECTS RS.120 CR PROFIT: Air India is expecting to make a profit of
around Rs.120 crore for the current financial year, according to the Union
Minister of state for Civil Aviation, Mr Shripad Naik. After years of
incurring losses, Air India made a profit of R.49 crore last year. From the
present trend, which is very good, AI will make a profit of Rs.120 crore,
Mr Naik said, at the inauguration of the new office of AI at Colvalcar
Centaur, opposite the Parade grounds, Campal-Panjim, on February 22. (H)

RESCUED FROM BAINA BROTHEL: She was sold to a brothel for Rs.10,000, forced
into prostitution and beaten in a bid to force her entertain customers.
This is the shocking tale of the 15-year-old girl, who was rescued by the
Vasco Police from the Baina red-light area on February 22. The minor, a
native of Andhra Pradesh, was 'sold' to Devi Ramarao Puran Chetty,
considered to be "gharwali" in the red-light area. (H)

BOMB HOAX: Confusion prevailed at the Majorda Railway Station, on 22
February, after a girl informed the assistant station master Rajesh Potdar
that a bomb was planted on Janashatabdi Express, which was on its way to
Mumbai from Margao. (WE-GT)

ONE COMMITS SUICIDE: a 30-year-old youth, Dinesh Naik, was found hanging on
a cashew tree at Savoi Verem on February 22. Villagers feel that
unemployment could be the reason for Dinesh taking the extreme step. (WE-GT)

WOMAN HELD: Valpoi police arrested Laxmi alias Ujwala Ustekar, 30, of
Valpoi, on the charge of assaulting her 70-year-old father-in-law with a
stick which resulted in his death. The incident took place on February 19
when Narayan Ustekar picked up an altercation with his daughter-in-law over
a minor issue. (WE-GT)

MORPIRLA, FATORPA FACE WATER SCARCITY: With the hot summer season fast
approaching, the villagers of Morpirla and Fatorpa panchayats are facing
shortage of water and are forced to get this precious commodity from far
away places with great difficulty. Locals still remember the day when
Selaulim pipeline was inaugurated in their village with much fanfare, but
the pipeline went dry just days after its launching. The Vaijawado
residents travel to Wailowado 3 kms away to fetch water. However, in May,
they will have to travel 5 kms to get water from a spring which survives
the hot summer. All this suffering despite these villages getting the
highest rainfall in Goa. (Rupesh Samant in NT)

NCP BACKS INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary
and spokesman Surendra Furtado has lauded the proposed "environment
friendly industrial police" and urged the government to open the doors of
the Water Resources Department to farmers. (H)

DEVELOPMENT LOAN: The State Government of Goa has offered to sell on tap
6.95 per cent State Development Loan, 2013, having a maturity of 10 years. (H)

HELD FOR ASSAULT: Verna police arrested Selestino Rodrigues for allegedly
assaulting native of Dandeli-Karnataka, Subhash Chanappa Dadivadi, at
Zorint, with a knife on February 22. (H)

SAWAL IS GUJ PRESIDENT: Gurudas Sawal of "Navprabha" was elected president
of the Goa Union of Journalists for the seventh time in a keenly contested
presidential elections held on February 22. Sawal won by a narrow margin of
three votes, polling 68 votes over his rival Ashley do Rosario from
"Herald", who polled 65 votes. In all 136 members of the GUJ cast their
votes. The following were elected to the 10-member Executive Committee:
Audumber Shinde, Shaikh Jamaluddin, Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Kishor Shet
Mandrekar, Suhas Belekar, Agnelo Pereira, Paresh Prabhu, Prakash
Kshirsagar, sudesh Arlekar and Baburao Revankar. (WE-GT)

MAUZO, PARIEKAR IN DELHI: Young Konkani writer Prakash Pariekar was in
Delhi to receive the Katha Award 2003 for his short story 'Chandrakore'.
Nominating editor and Sahitya Akademi Awardee (for his novel 'Karmelin')
Damodar Mauzo was also present. Both were felicitated by the 'Goenkarancho
Ekvott' at Goa Sadan on 20 February. Suman Kurade, GE president, observed
that non-Goans in Goa have learnt Konkani while Goans outside Goa haven't,
making them 'tourists' when they return to their own soil. Dr Brian
Mendonca held that the linguistic bouquet of the Goan experience was made
up of Konkani, English as well as Portuguese. He lauded Mauzo's efforts to
write stories for children and hoped that Mauzo's wisdom would guide the
Pariekar's footsteps. Pariekar sang a Konkani lullaby and vividly recalled
the imagery of the natural beauty of the banks of the Mhadei (Mandovi)
river. Pariekar, presently with the department of Konkani, Goa University,
is credited with having taught a Japanese in Goa, Konkani in four months.
Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo, from Majorda, pointed out that there was no
father figure in Konkani and proposed this mantle should fall on Shenoi
Goembab. The tete-a-tete with the writers showed that across space and time
Goans had a shared lineage, were moved by the same concerns and nursed
similar hopes for 'amche goem'. ("brian mark mendonca"
brianmendonca at rediffmail.com)

S P O R T S

JCT OVERCOME CHURCHILL BROS: Former champions JCT Mills, Phagwara, overcame
a spirited challenge from Churchill Bros to win 2-1 at the Guru Nanak
Stadium in Ludhiana. (WE-GT)

SALGAOCAR DRUB HASC: Back to winning ways, Salgaocar Sports Club, Goa,
whipped local favourites Hindustan Aeronautics Sports Club 3-0 in the Oil
PSU National Football League on February 22 in Bangalore. (WE-GT)

FRANSA FC OUTPLAY SESA FA: Fransa Sports Club scored a comfortable 4-0
victory over host Sesa Football Academy to enter the finals of the SFA
Invitational Inter-Club football tournament at SFA grounds, Sanquelim on
February 22. (WE-GT)

D E A T H S
22 Feb: Raia: SALVADOR FERNANDES, husband of Jeronita, father of
Cyriako, Benjamin/Maria, John/Antonette, Clifford/Celin.
21 Feb: Margao-Pajifond: EUSTACE NACIMENTO DA COSTA, husband of late Maria.
22 Feb: Curca: JOANINA FERNANDES, wife of Inacio, mother of
Juliet/Anthony, Remy/Cressy (Kuwait), Fernando (Kuwait)/Praxy,
Rosario/Felicia (Kuwait).
22 Feb: Khola-Canacona: PUNDALIK GOVIND NAYAK (88), husband of
Sundarabai, father of Ulhas/Vanita, Dr Uday/Radiya, Suhas/Nandini,
Nirmala/Sukrutanand Kamat, Lata/Balchandra Shenvi Kerkar, Hema/Sanjay Kamat
Tarcar.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 22.7 deg C (72.75 deg F) at 07.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 29.5 deg C, Humidity: 59% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A cool day has begun

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

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