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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 27, 2003

NITISH CUTS FARES: A soft railway budget for 2003-04 yesterday (Feb 26)
proposed no hike in passenger fares and freight rates and made cheaper
Rajdhani and Shatadbi travel and carriage of a number of goods like LPG,
diesel, petrol and cement by rationalizing the fare structure. Railway
Minister Nitish Kumar also proposed to reduce fares in select trains in
non-peak period o give competitive edge in the face of similar concession
extended by airlines. (PTI report in GT)

TOURISM SECTOR HAILS VASCO-CHENNAI TRAIN: Introduction of a direct train
from Vasco to Chennai and also from Trivandrum to Jodhpur, linking Goa, as
announced in the Railway Budget on Wednesday, has been widely welcomed by
the members of the tourism trade. (H)

MEET ON 'ECO-CITY' DEVELOPMENT: Though it was felt that any one of the
cities in Goa should be adopted towards development as an 'eco-city' as a
pilot project, a meeting of NGOs, technical experts and others to chart out
a road map with an objective of making Goa 'clean and green', proved
inconclusive. The meeting had been convened by Confederation of Indian
Industries at Hotel Fort Aguada to cap a two-day seminar on "Clean and
Green Goa" and to work out ways to adopt some of the eco-friendly
technologies, which were presented by experts from concerned companies. (GT)

MEMORANDUM OVER PANCHAYAT RAJ BILL: The Congress legislator from Calangute,
Mr Agnelo Fernandes, in a memorandum presented to the Governor, Mr Kidar
Nath Sahani, urged him to withhold assent to the Goa Panchayat Raj (seventh
amendment) Bill and urged that it ought to be reserved for the
consideration of the President of India. (NT)

YOUTH URGED TO ATTEND CITY RALLY: Leading Konkani protagonists including
Working President of the Shenoi Goembab Centenary Committee, Arvind
Bhatikar, former chairman of the Konkani Academy and Sunaparant editor Uday
Bhembre commended the initiative taken by the Hit Rakhan Manch to hold a
public rally to reinforce guarantees for jobs for Goans at Panjim on
February 27 at 4 pm, at the Azad Maidan. Both have appealed to all Goan
youth, cutting across religious, linguistic and other barriers, to attend
the rally in large numbers. (H)

GOA "CYBERAGE" TIES UP WITH SAMSUNG: Samsung Electronics India Information
and Telecommunications Limited announced its partnership with the Goa
government to the supply of its computers under the "Cyberage Student
Scheme", at a function held at Goa Marriott on February 26
CM Parrikar
expressed his happiness that a global company like Samsung had shown keen
interest in supporting government's initiative of promoting IT in Goa. (GT)

JOBS, HUMAN RESOURCES: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that human
factor should form focus of the Tenth Plan and the target should be
generation of employment and development of human resources. He was
speaking at the Goa State Planning and Development Board meeting in Panjim
on February 26. (H)

PANAJI PLUNGED IN PARKING PROBLEM: Despite changes to this city's landscape
and improvement in the quality of its roads, Panaji is still facing a major
problemparking. With an estimated 27,000 vehicles, of different shapes and
sizes, entering the city on a daily basis, arterial roads and by-lanes are
often blocked by vehicles illegally parked by uncaring drivers. (GT)

CARING FOR RESCUED BULLS: Nearly 31 bulls are having a field day t the PMC
animal shelter in St Inez after being rescued by the police at a slaughter
house in Vasco recently. However, the Panjim Municipal Council is in a
quandary as the major task of feeding the animals has been rendered to them
and are not sure as to how long they will have to do this. It is also not
known as to who will take custody of the stranded animals. (H)

SALINE WATER STAGNATION: Salcete mamlatdar Prasad Lolayekar yesterday
issued an order to two tenant associations from Ilha de Rachol to drain out
stagnant water from the Khazan lands within two days. (GT)

VARCA HOUSE 'CONVERTED' INTO COURT ROOM: The Varca residence of former
Benaulim MLA, Dr Maurilio Furtado, was literally converted into a court
room on Wednesday (February 26) morning when he was examined by a
commission in the infamous 1989 countermanding of elections conspiracy
case. The court proceedings were conducted at Furtado's dining hall with
the spacious table coming in handy for the purpose. The proceedings went
unhindered for nearly one-hour-and-a-half, which saw the prosecution moving
the court to declare Furtado a hostile witness. (H)

'KILLER' TRUCK: Yoganand Naik, resident of Malwada-Madkai, was crushed to
death under the wheels of a speeding truck at Mangueshi on February 26.
Naik was proceeding to Ponda on his motorcycle. (GT)

ONE DIES: One Nazareth Barreto (65) of Cansaulim succumbed to his injuries
at Goa Medical College Hospital. The deceased had fallen off a rickshaw
while traveling from Cortalim to Vasco. (H)

"ID CARDS TO OUTSIDERS": The Velim-Betul Citizens Committee has demanded
issuance of identity cards for outsiders working at and around the Cutbona
jetty and also the compulsory registration of these workers with the police
and panchayat. This follows a molestation incident at Baradi, Velim, on
February 20 afternoon wherein an unknown person, believed to be an
outsider, outraged the modesty of a local woman working in the paddy field. (H)

ILLEGAL EXCAVATION AT ASSAGAO: On a complaint from the Comunidade attorney,
Mr Cajetan Raposo, Anjuna police sent a police team almost 3 km into the
jungles where the illegal excavation (on Assagao Comunidade land) is taking
place. Anjuna police inspector, Mr Wilson D'Souza, said that one truck
driver, Sarvesh Naik from Assagao, was detained and levied a fine on him of
Rs.800. (NT)

TO CONVERT GOA INTO TECHNOLOGICAL HUB: Chairman of the Goa Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, Nitin Kunkolienkar on February 26 stressed upon the
need to convert Goa into a "technological hub". With this view in mind, he
has suggested that a Board be set up which will function as a "mentor
group", comprising experts from different fields such as the Goa Telecom,
PWD, ICAR, NIO, and top industries such as the Dempo group, which will look
into new challengers of the future through simulation. He was speaking at
the inauguration of the National Science Day Science Fiesta 2-003 and CSIR
Diamond Jubilee Exhibition organised by the Goa Science Centre, NIO and
Department of Science and Technology at Miramar. (H)

FESTIVAL OF GOAN CRAFTS: The Goa Handicrafts Rural and Small Scale
Industries Development Corporation will organise a five-day festival of
Goan crafts at Fatorda from 12 March. The fiesta, titled "Aprant Maand
2003" will be held at the Ravindra Bhavan site till March 16 and will
feature a number of traditional Goan artisans. (GT)

TRIBUTE TO ROBERTO: Roberto Alvares, one of Goa's acclaimed sons in the
field of entertainment and events, who was also the president of Clube
Vasco da Gama, is being honoured in a tribute show called "Roberto: The
Legend Lives on". The show, which will be led by Lulu, Filipe and Ignatius
band providing old time ballroom music, will be held on February 28 evening
at Mandovi Riviera and joined by Lucio Miranda. (NT)

S P O R T S

SALGAOCAR HOLD CHURCHILL AMIDST CROWD TROUBLE: Salgaocar Sports Club twice
came back from behind to hold Churchill Bros Sports Club 2-2 in a
charged-up OIL PSU National Football League encounter at Fatorda on
February 26
Trouble erupted after the encounter as angry crowd, mostly
Churchill bros supporters, vent their anger at referee Walter Pereira and
assistant referee T Pradip of Tamil Nadu. Both officials came under attack
for approving Salgaocar's equalizer, after Sunday Seah appeared
suspiciously offside. (H)

OFF-FIELD OFFENCE: Salgaocar Spots Club president Shivanand
Salgaocar today (Feb 26) demanded "strictest possible action" against
Churchill Bros striker Yakubu Yusif, after the Ghanaian allegedly assaulted
Salgaocar keeper Kalyan Chaubey, 25 minutes after the bitter encounter had
ended. (H)

D E A T H S
26 Feb: Curtorim-Maina: DIAGO SEQUEIRA, husband of Fatima, brother of
Caitano and Domingo.
26 Feb: Sirsaim-Tivim: SALVADOR D'SOUZA, husband of Maria Cristaline,
father of Severine/Patrick Moraes, Francis/Ophelia, Agnelo/Elsie.
25 Feb: Cansaulim: NAZARETH BARRETO, husband of Aurita, father of
Silvia/Cliff, Wilma/Renato, late Zyra and Jessica.
24 Feb: JOSE DANIEL GERARDO ANTONIO PINTO, brother of late Isaura/late
Manuel, Caetano, Antonio Inacio/Aurita and Conceicao.
26 Feb: Navelim-Sinquetim: ROSA MARIA TRAVASO E PEREIRA, wife of
Rosario, mother of Ovidio/Mavis, Merlin/Cajetan, Felicia/Inacio.
26 Feb: Cuncolim-Panzorcone: FAUSTINO PIEDADE GOMES, husband of Ivy,
father of Pamela/Blasio Pinto and Ivon.
17 Feb: Navelim-Gantamorodd: ROSARIO VAZ, husband of Remediana, father
of Ela/Britto, Lavina, Joel and Domnic.
26 Feb: Saligao-Cotula: XAVIER FELICIO FERNANDES, husband of late
Artimizia, father of Jessy/Brian (Dubai), Thelma/Cajetan.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 deg C (79.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 67% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A sunny morning
beginning of the warm up.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
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2003-02-27 05:00:50 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 27, 2003

NITISH CUTS FARES: A soft railway budget for 2003-04 yesterday (Feb 26)
proposed no hike in passenger fares and freight rates and made cheaper
Rajdhani and Shatadbi travel and carriage of a number of goods like LPG,
diesel, petrol and cement by rationalizing the fare structure. Railway
Minister Nitish Kumar also proposed to reduce fares in select trains in
non-peak period o give competitive edge in the face of similar concession
extended by airlines. (PTI report in GT)

TOURISM SECTOR HAILS VASCO-CHENNAI TRAIN: Introduction of a direct train
from Vasco to Chennai and also from Trivandrum to Jodhpur, linking Goa, as
announced in the Railway Budget on Wednesday, has been widely welcomed by
the members of the tourism trade. (H)

MEET ON 'ECO-CITY' DEVELOPMENT: Though it was felt that any one of the
cities in Goa should be adopted towards development as an 'eco-city' as a
pilot project, a meeting of NGOs, technical experts and others to chart out
a road map with an objective of making Goa 'clean and green', proved
inconclusive. The meeting had been convened by Confederation of Indian
Industries at Hotel Fort Aguada to cap a two-day seminar on "Clean and
Green Goa" and to work out ways to adopt some of the eco-friendly
technologies, which were presented by experts from concerned companies. (GT)

MEMORANDUM OVER PANCHAYAT RAJ BILL: The Congress legislator from Calangute,
Mr Agnelo Fernandes, in a memorandum presented to the Governor, Mr Kidar
Nath Sahani, urged him to withhold assent to the Goa Panchayat Raj (seventh
amendment) Bill and urged that it ought to be reserved for the
consideration of the President of India. (NT)

YOUTH URGED TO ATTEND CITY RALLY: Leading Konkani protagonists including
Working President of the Shenoi Goembab Centenary Committee, Arvind
Bhatikar, former chairman of the Konkani Academy and Sunaparant editor Uday
Bhembre commended the initiative taken by the Hit Rakhan Manch to hold a
public rally to reinforce guarantees for jobs for Goans at Panjim on
February 27 at 4 pm, at the Azad Maidan. Both have appealed to all Goan
youth, cutting across religious, linguistic and other barriers, to attend
the rally in large numbers. (H)

GOA "CYBERAGE" TIES UP WITH SAMSUNG: Samsung Electronics India Information
and Telecommunications Limited announced its partnership with the Goa
government to the supply of its computers under the "Cyberage Student
Scheme", at a function held at Goa Marriott on February 26
CM Parrikar
expressed his happiness that a global company like Samsung had shown keen
interest in supporting government's initiative of promoting IT in Goa. (GT)

JOBS, HUMAN RESOURCES: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that human
factor should form focus of the Tenth Plan and the target should be
generation of employment and development of human resources. He was
speaking at the Goa State Planning and Development Board meeting in Panjim
on February 26. (H)

PANAJI PLUNGED IN PARKING PROBLEM: Despite changes to this city's landscape
and improvement in the quality of its roads, Panaji is still facing a major
problemparking. With an estimated 27,000 vehicles, of different shapes and
sizes, entering the city on a daily basis, arterial roads and by-lanes are
often blocked by vehicles illegally parked by uncaring drivers. (GT)

CARING FOR RESCUED BULLS: Nearly 31 bulls are having a field day t the PMC
animal shelter in St Inez after being rescued by the police at a slaughter
house in Vasco recently. However, the Panjim Municipal Council is in a
quandary as the major task of feeding the animals has been rendered to them
and are not sure as to how long they will have to do this. It is also not
known as to who will take custody of the stranded animals. (H)

SALINE WATER STAGNATION: Salcete mamlatdar Prasad Lolayekar yesterday
issued an order to two tenant associations from Ilha de Rachol to drain out
stagnant water from the Khazan lands within two days. (GT)

VARCA HOUSE 'CONVERTED' INTO COURT ROOM: The Varca residence of former
Benaulim MLA, Dr Maurilio Furtado, was literally converted into a court
room on Wednesday (February 26) morning when he was examined by a
commission in the infamous 1989 countermanding of elections conspiracy
case. The court proceedings were conducted at Furtado's dining hall with
the spacious table coming in handy for the purpose. The proceedings went
unhindered for nearly one-hour-and-a-half, which saw the prosecution moving
the court to declare Furtado a hostile witness. (H)

'KILLER' TRUCK: Yoganand Naik, resident of Malwada-Madkai, was crushed to
death under the wheels of a speeding truck at Mangueshi on February 26.
Naik was proceeding to Ponda on his motorcycle. (GT)

ONE DIES: One Nazareth Barreto (65) of Cansaulim succumbed to his injuries
at Goa Medical College Hospital. The deceased had fallen off a rickshaw
while traveling from Cortalim to Vasco. (H)

"ID CARDS TO OUTSIDERS": The Velim-Betul Citizens Committee has demanded
issuance of identity cards for outsiders working at and around the Cutbona
jetty and also the compulsory registration of these workers with the police
and panchayat. This follows a molestation incident at Baradi, Velim, on
February 20 afternoon wherein an unknown person, believed to be an
outsider, outraged the modesty of a local woman working in the paddy field. (H)

ILLEGAL EXCAVATION AT ASSAGAO: On a complaint from the Comunidade attorney,
Mr Cajetan Raposo, Anjuna police sent a police team almost 3 km into the
jungles where the illegal excavation (on Assagao Comunidade land) is taking
place. Anjuna police inspector, Mr Wilson D'Souza, said that one truck
driver, Sarvesh Naik from Assagao, was detained and levied a fine on him of
Rs.800. (NT)

TO CONVERT GOA INTO TECHNOLOGICAL HUB: Chairman of the Goa Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, Nitin Kunkolienkar on February 26 stressed upon the
need to convert Goa into a "technological hub". With this view in mind, he
has suggested that a Board be set up which will function as a "mentor
group", comprising experts from different fields such as the Goa Telecom,
PWD, ICAR, NIO, and top industries such as the Dempo group, which will look
into new challengers of the future through simulation. He was speaking at
the inauguration of the National Science Day Science Fiesta 2-003 and CSIR
Diamond Jubilee Exhibition organised by the Goa Science Centre, NIO and
Department of Science and Technology at Miramar. (H)

FESTIVAL OF GOAN CRAFTS: The Goa Handicrafts Rural and Small Scale
Industries Development Corporation will organise a five-day festival of
Goan crafts at Fatorda from 12 March. The fiesta, titled "Aprant Maand
2003" will be held at the Ravindra Bhavan site till March 16 and will
feature a number of traditional Goan artisans. (GT)

TRIBUTE TO ROBERTO: Roberto Alvares, one of Goa's acclaimed sons in the
field of entertainment and events, who was also the president of Clube
Vasco da Gama, is being honoured in a tribute show called "Roberto: The
Legend Lives on". The show, which will be led by Lulu, Filipe and Ignatius
band providing old time ballroom music, will be held on February 28 evening
at Mandovi Riviera and joined by Lucio Miranda. (NT)

S P O R T S

SALGAOCAR HOLD CHURCHILL AMIDST CROWD TROUBLE: Salgaocar Sports Club twice
came back from behind to hold Churchill Bros Sports Club 2-2 in a
charged-up OIL PSU National Football League encounter at Fatorda on
February 26
Trouble erupted after the encounter as angry crowd, mostly
Churchill bros supporters, vent their anger at referee Walter Pereira and
assistant referee T Pradip of Tamil Nadu. Both officials came under attack
for approving Salgaocar's equalizer, after Sunday Seah appeared
suspiciously offside. (H)

OFF-FIELD OFFENCE: Salgaocar Spots Club president Shivanand
Salgaocar today (Feb 26) demanded "strictest possible action" against
Churchill Bros striker Yakubu Yusif, after the Ghanaian allegedly assaulted
Salgaocar keeper Kalyan Chaubey, 25 minutes after the bitter encounter had
ended. (H)

D E A T H S
26 Feb: Curtorim-Maina: DIAGO SEQUEIRA, husband of Fatima, brother of
Caitano and Domingo.
26 Feb: Sirsaim-Tivim: SALVADOR D'SOUZA, husband of Maria Cristaline,
father of Severine/Patrick Moraes, Francis/Ophelia, Agnelo/Elsie.
25 Feb: Cansaulim: NAZARETH BARRETO, husband of Aurita, father of
Silvia/Cliff, Wilma/Renato, late Zyra and Jessica.
24 Feb: JOSE DANIEL GERARDO ANTONIO PINTO, brother of late Isaura/late
Manuel, Caetano, Antonio Inacio/Aurita and Conceicao.
26 Feb: Navelim-Sinquetim: ROSA MARIA TRAVASO E PEREIRA, wife of
Rosario, mother of Ovidio/Mavis, Merlin/Cajetan, Felicia/Inacio.
26 Feb: Cuncolim-Panzorcone: FAUSTINO PIEDADE GOMES, husband of Ivy,
father of Pamela/Blasio Pinto and Ivon.
17 Feb: Navelim-Gantamorodd: ROSARIO VAZ, husband of Remediana, father
of Ela/Britto, Lavina, Joel and Domnic.
26 Feb: Saligao-Cotula: XAVIER FELICIO FERNANDES, husband of late
Artimizia, father of Jessy/Brian (Dubai), Thelma/Cajetan.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 deg C (79.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 67% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A sunny morning
beginning of the warm up.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-27 05:00:50 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 27, 2003

NITISH CUTS FARES: A soft railway budget for 2003-04 yesterday (Feb 26)
proposed no hike in passenger fares and freight rates and made cheaper
Rajdhani and Shatadbi travel and carriage of a number of goods like LPG,
diesel, petrol and cement by rationalizing the fare structure. Railway
Minister Nitish Kumar also proposed to reduce fares in select trains in
non-peak period o give competitive edge in the face of similar concession
extended by airlines. (PTI report in GT)

TOURISM SECTOR HAILS VASCO-CHENNAI TRAIN: Introduction of a direct train
from Vasco to Chennai and also from Trivandrum to Jodhpur, linking Goa, as
announced in the Railway Budget on Wednesday, has been widely welcomed by
the members of the tourism trade. (H)

MEET ON 'ECO-CITY' DEVELOPMENT: Though it was felt that any one of the
cities in Goa should be adopted towards development as an 'eco-city' as a
pilot project, a meeting of NGOs, technical experts and others to chart out
a road map with an objective of making Goa 'clean and green', proved
inconclusive. The meeting had been convened by Confederation of Indian
Industries at Hotel Fort Aguada to cap a two-day seminar on "Clean and
Green Goa" and to work out ways to adopt some of the eco-friendly
technologies, which were presented by experts from concerned companies. (GT)

MEMORANDUM OVER PANCHAYAT RAJ BILL: The Congress legislator from Calangute,
Mr Agnelo Fernandes, in a memorandum presented to the Governor, Mr Kidar
Nath Sahani, urged him to withhold assent to the Goa Panchayat Raj (seventh
amendment) Bill and urged that it ought to be reserved for the
consideration of the President of India. (NT)

YOUTH URGED TO ATTEND CITY RALLY: Leading Konkani protagonists including
Working President of the Shenoi Goembab Centenary Committee, Arvind
Bhatikar, former chairman of the Konkani Academy and Sunaparant editor Uday
Bhembre commended the initiative taken by the Hit Rakhan Manch to hold a
public rally to reinforce guarantees for jobs for Goans at Panjim on
February 27 at 4 pm, at the Azad Maidan. Both have appealed to all Goan
youth, cutting across religious, linguistic and other barriers, to attend
the rally in large numbers. (H)

GOA "CYBERAGE" TIES UP WITH SAMSUNG: Samsung Electronics India Information
and Telecommunications Limited announced its partnership with the Goa
government to the supply of its computers under the "Cyberage Student
Scheme", at a function held at Goa Marriott on February 26
CM Parrikar
expressed his happiness that a global company like Samsung had shown keen
interest in supporting government's initiative of promoting IT in Goa. (GT)

JOBS, HUMAN RESOURCES: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that human
factor should form focus of the Tenth Plan and the target should be
generation of employment and development of human resources. He was
speaking at the Goa State Planning and Development Board meeting in Panjim
on February 26. (H)

PANAJI PLUNGED IN PARKING PROBLEM: Despite changes to this city's landscape
and improvement in the quality of its roads, Panaji is still facing a major
problemparking. With an estimated 27,000 vehicles, of different shapes and
sizes, entering the city on a daily basis, arterial roads and by-lanes are
often blocked by vehicles illegally parked by uncaring drivers. (GT)

CARING FOR RESCUED BULLS: Nearly 31 bulls are having a field day t the PMC
animal shelter in St Inez after being rescued by the police at a slaughter
house in Vasco recently. However, the Panjim Municipal Council is in a
quandary as the major task of feeding the animals has been rendered to them
and are not sure as to how long they will have to do this. It is also not
known as to who will take custody of the stranded animals. (H)

SALINE WATER STAGNATION: Salcete mamlatdar Prasad Lolayekar yesterday
issued an order to two tenant associations from Ilha de Rachol to drain out
stagnant water from the Khazan lands within two days. (GT)

VARCA HOUSE 'CONVERTED' INTO COURT ROOM: The Varca residence of former
Benaulim MLA, Dr Maurilio Furtado, was literally converted into a court
room on Wednesday (February 26) morning when he was examined by a
commission in the infamous 1989 countermanding of elections conspiracy
case. The court proceedings were conducted at Furtado's dining hall with
the spacious table coming in handy for the purpose. The proceedings went
unhindered for nearly one-hour-and-a-half, which saw the prosecution moving
the court to declare Furtado a hostile witness. (H)

'KILLER' TRUCK: Yoganand Naik, resident of Malwada-Madkai, was crushed to
death under the wheels of a speeding truck at Mangueshi on February 26.
Naik was proceeding to Ponda on his motorcycle. (GT)

ONE DIES: One Nazareth Barreto (65) of Cansaulim succumbed to his injuries
at Goa Medical College Hospital. The deceased had fallen off a rickshaw
while traveling from Cortalim to Vasco. (H)

"ID CARDS TO OUTSIDERS": The Velim-Betul Citizens Committee has demanded
issuance of identity cards for outsiders working at and around the Cutbona
jetty and also the compulsory registration of these workers with the police
and panchayat. This follows a molestation incident at Baradi, Velim, on
February 20 afternoon wherein an unknown person, believed to be an
outsider, outraged the modesty of a local woman working in the paddy field. (H)

ILLEGAL EXCAVATION AT ASSAGAO: On a complaint from the Comunidade attorney,
Mr Cajetan Raposo, Anjuna police sent a police team almost 3 km into the
jungles where the illegal excavation (on Assagao Comunidade land) is taking
place. Anjuna police inspector, Mr Wilson D'Souza, said that one truck
driver, Sarvesh Naik from Assagao, was detained and levied a fine on him of
Rs.800. (NT)

TO CONVERT GOA INTO TECHNOLOGICAL HUB: Chairman of the Goa Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, Nitin Kunkolienkar on February 26 stressed upon the
need to convert Goa into a "technological hub". With this view in mind, he
has suggested that a Board be set up which will function as a "mentor
group", comprising experts from different fields such as the Goa Telecom,
PWD, ICAR, NIO, and top industries such as the Dempo group, which will look
into new challengers of the future through simulation. He was speaking at
the inauguration of the National Science Day Science Fiesta 2-003 and CSIR
Diamond Jubilee Exhibition organised by the Goa Science Centre, NIO and
Department of Science and Technology at Miramar. (H)

FESTIVAL OF GOAN CRAFTS: The Goa Handicrafts Rural and Small Scale
Industries Development Corporation will organise a five-day festival of
Goan crafts at Fatorda from 12 March. The fiesta, titled "Aprant Maand
2003" will be held at the Ravindra Bhavan site till March 16 and will
feature a number of traditional Goan artisans. (GT)

TRIBUTE TO ROBERTO: Roberto Alvares, one of Goa's acclaimed sons in the
field of entertainment and events, who was also the president of Clube
Vasco da Gama, is being honoured in a tribute show called "Roberto: The
Legend Lives on". The show, which will be led by Lulu, Filipe and Ignatius
band providing old time ballroom music, will be held on February 28 evening
at Mandovi Riviera and joined by Lucio Miranda. (NT)

S P O R T S

SALGAOCAR HOLD CHURCHILL AMIDST CROWD TROUBLE: Salgaocar Sports Club twice
came back from behind to hold Churchill Bros Sports Club 2-2 in a
charged-up OIL PSU National Football League encounter at Fatorda on
February 26
Trouble erupted after the encounter as angry crowd, mostly
Churchill bros supporters, vent their anger at referee Walter Pereira and
assistant referee T Pradip of Tamil Nadu. Both officials came under attack
for approving Salgaocar's equalizer, after Sunday Seah appeared
suspiciously offside. (H)

OFF-FIELD OFFENCE: Salgaocar Spots Club president Shivanand
Salgaocar today (Feb 26) demanded "strictest possible action" against
Churchill Bros striker Yakubu Yusif, after the Ghanaian allegedly assaulted
Salgaocar keeper Kalyan Chaubey, 25 minutes after the bitter encounter had
ended. (H)

D E A T H S
26 Feb: Curtorim-Maina: DIAGO SEQUEIRA, husband of Fatima, brother of
Caitano and Domingo.
26 Feb: Sirsaim-Tivim: SALVADOR D'SOUZA, husband of Maria Cristaline,
father of Severine/Patrick Moraes, Francis/Ophelia, Agnelo/Elsie.
25 Feb: Cansaulim: NAZARETH BARRETO, husband of Aurita, father of
Silvia/Cliff, Wilma/Renato, late Zyra and Jessica.
24 Feb: JOSE DANIEL GERARDO ANTONIO PINTO, brother of late Isaura/late
Manuel, Caetano, Antonio Inacio/Aurita and Conceicao.
26 Feb: Navelim-Sinquetim: ROSA MARIA TRAVASO E PEREIRA, wife of
Rosario, mother of Ovidio/Mavis, Merlin/Cajetan, Felicia/Inacio.
26 Feb: Cuncolim-Panzorcone: FAUSTINO PIEDADE GOMES, husband of Ivy,
father of Pamela/Blasio Pinto and Ivon.
17 Feb: Navelim-Gantamorodd: ROSARIO VAZ, husband of Remediana, father
of Ela/Britto, Lavina, Joel and Domnic.
26 Feb: Saligao-Cotula: XAVIER FELICIO FERNANDES, husband of late
Artimizia, father of Jessy/Brian (Dubai), Thelma/Cajetan.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 deg C (79.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 67% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A sunny morning
beginning of the warm up.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
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2003-02-27 05:00:50 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 27, 2003

NITISH CUTS FARES: A soft railway budget for 2003-04 yesterday (Feb 26)
proposed no hike in passenger fares and freight rates and made cheaper
Rajdhani and Shatadbi travel and carriage of a number of goods like LPG,
diesel, petrol and cement by rationalizing the fare structure. Railway
Minister Nitish Kumar also proposed to reduce fares in select trains in
non-peak period o give competitive edge in the face of similar concession
extended by airlines. (PTI report in GT)

TOURISM SECTOR HAILS VASCO-CHENNAI TRAIN: Introduction of a direct train
from Vasco to Chennai and also from Trivandrum to Jodhpur, linking Goa, as
announced in the Railway Budget on Wednesday, has been widely welcomed by
the members of the tourism trade. (H)

MEET ON 'ECO-CITY' DEVELOPMENT: Though it was felt that any one of the
cities in Goa should be adopted towards development as an 'eco-city' as a
pilot project, a meeting of NGOs, technical experts and others to chart out
a road map with an objective of making Goa 'clean and green', proved
inconclusive. The meeting had been convened by Confederation of Indian
Industries at Hotel Fort Aguada to cap a two-day seminar on "Clean and
Green Goa" and to work out ways to adopt some of the eco-friendly
technologies, which were presented by experts from concerned companies. (GT)

MEMORANDUM OVER PANCHAYAT RAJ BILL: The Congress legislator from Calangute,
Mr Agnelo Fernandes, in a memorandum presented to the Governor, Mr Kidar
Nath Sahani, urged him to withhold assent to the Goa Panchayat Raj (seventh
amendment) Bill and urged that it ought to be reserved for the
consideration of the President of India. (NT)

YOUTH URGED TO ATTEND CITY RALLY: Leading Konkani protagonists including
Working President of the Shenoi Goembab Centenary Committee, Arvind
Bhatikar, former chairman of the Konkani Academy and Sunaparant editor Uday
Bhembre commended the initiative taken by the Hit Rakhan Manch to hold a
public rally to reinforce guarantees for jobs for Goans at Panjim on
February 27 at 4 pm, at the Azad Maidan. Both have appealed to all Goan
youth, cutting across religious, linguistic and other barriers, to attend
the rally in large numbers. (H)

GOA "CYBERAGE" TIES UP WITH SAMSUNG: Samsung Electronics India Information
and Telecommunications Limited announced its partnership with the Goa
government to the supply of its computers under the "Cyberage Student
Scheme", at a function held at Goa Marriott on February 26
CM Parrikar
expressed his happiness that a global company like Samsung had shown keen
interest in supporting government's initiative of promoting IT in Goa. (GT)

JOBS, HUMAN RESOURCES: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that human
factor should form focus of the Tenth Plan and the target should be
generation of employment and development of human resources. He was
speaking at the Goa State Planning and Development Board meeting in Panjim
on February 26. (H)

PANAJI PLUNGED IN PARKING PROBLEM: Despite changes to this city's landscape
and improvement in the quality of its roads, Panaji is still facing a major
problemparking. With an estimated 27,000 vehicles, of different shapes and
sizes, entering the city on a daily basis, arterial roads and by-lanes are
often blocked by vehicles illegally parked by uncaring drivers. (GT)

CARING FOR RESCUED BULLS: Nearly 31 bulls are having a field day t the PMC
animal shelter in St Inez after being rescued by the police at a slaughter
house in Vasco recently. However, the Panjim Municipal Council is in a
quandary as the major task of feeding the animals has been rendered to them
and are not sure as to how long they will have to do this. It is also not
known as to who will take custody of the stranded animals. (H)

SALINE WATER STAGNATION: Salcete mamlatdar Prasad Lolayekar yesterday
issued an order to two tenant associations from Ilha de Rachol to drain out
stagnant water from the Khazan lands within two days. (GT)

VARCA HOUSE 'CONVERTED' INTO COURT ROOM: The Varca residence of former
Benaulim MLA, Dr Maurilio Furtado, was literally converted into a court
room on Wednesday (February 26) morning when he was examined by a
commission in the infamous 1989 countermanding of elections conspiracy
case. The court proceedings were conducted at Furtado's dining hall with
the spacious table coming in handy for the purpose. The proceedings went
unhindered for nearly one-hour-and-a-half, which saw the prosecution moving
the court to declare Furtado a hostile witness. (H)

'KILLER' TRUCK: Yoganand Naik, resident of Malwada-Madkai, was crushed to
death under the wheels of a speeding truck at Mangueshi on February 26.
Naik was proceeding to Ponda on his motorcycle. (GT)

ONE DIES: One Nazareth Barreto (65) of Cansaulim succumbed to his injuries
at Goa Medical College Hospital. The deceased had fallen off a rickshaw
while traveling from Cortalim to Vasco. (H)

"ID CARDS TO OUTSIDERS": The Velim-Betul Citizens Committee has demanded
issuance of identity cards for outsiders working at and around the Cutbona
jetty and also the compulsory registration of these workers with the police
and panchayat. This follows a molestation incident at Baradi, Velim, on
February 20 afternoon wherein an unknown person, believed to be an
outsider, outraged the modesty of a local woman working in the paddy field. (H)

ILLEGAL EXCAVATION AT ASSAGAO: On a complaint from the Comunidade attorney,
Mr Cajetan Raposo, Anjuna police sent a police team almost 3 km into the
jungles where the illegal excavation (on Assagao Comunidade land) is taking
place. Anjuna police inspector, Mr Wilson D'Souza, said that one truck
driver, Sarvesh Naik from Assagao, was detained and levied a fine on him of
Rs.800. (NT)

TO CONVERT GOA INTO TECHNOLOGICAL HUB: Chairman of the Goa Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, Nitin Kunkolienkar on February 26 stressed upon the
need to convert Goa into a "technological hub". With this view in mind, he
has suggested that a Board be set up which will function as a "mentor
group", comprising experts from different fields such as the Goa Telecom,
PWD, ICAR, NIO, and top industries such as the Dempo group, which will look
into new challengers of the future through simulation. He was speaking at
the inauguration of the National Science Day Science Fiesta 2-003 and CSIR
Diamond Jubilee Exhibition organised by the Goa Science Centre, NIO and
Department of Science and Technology at Miramar. (H)

FESTIVAL OF GOAN CRAFTS: The Goa Handicrafts Rural and Small Scale
Industries Development Corporation will organise a five-day festival of
Goan crafts at Fatorda from 12 March. The fiesta, titled "Aprant Maand
2003" will be held at the Ravindra Bhavan site till March 16 and will
feature a number of traditional Goan artisans. (GT)

TRIBUTE TO ROBERTO: Roberto Alvares, one of Goa's acclaimed sons in the
field of entertainment and events, who was also the president of Clube
Vasco da Gama, is being honoured in a tribute show called "Roberto: The
Legend Lives on". The show, which will be led by Lulu, Filipe and Ignatius
band providing old time ballroom music, will be held on February 28 evening
at Mandovi Riviera and joined by Lucio Miranda. (NT)

S P O R T S

SALGAOCAR HOLD CHURCHILL AMIDST CROWD TROUBLE: Salgaocar Sports Club twice
came back from behind to hold Churchill Bros Sports Club 2-2 in a
charged-up OIL PSU National Football League encounter at Fatorda on
February 26
Trouble erupted after the encounter as angry crowd, mostly
Churchill bros supporters, vent their anger at referee Walter Pereira and
assistant referee T Pradip of Tamil Nadu. Both officials came under attack
for approving Salgaocar's equalizer, after Sunday Seah appeared
suspiciously offside. (H)

OFF-FIELD OFFENCE: Salgaocar Spots Club president Shivanand
Salgaocar today (Feb 26) demanded "strictest possible action" against
Churchill Bros striker Yakubu Yusif, after the Ghanaian allegedly assaulted
Salgaocar keeper Kalyan Chaubey, 25 minutes after the bitter encounter had
ended. (H)

D E A T H S
26 Feb: Curtorim-Maina: DIAGO SEQUEIRA, husband of Fatima, brother of
Caitano and Domingo.
26 Feb: Sirsaim-Tivim: SALVADOR D'SOUZA, husband of Maria Cristaline,
father of Severine/Patrick Moraes, Francis/Ophelia, Agnelo/Elsie.
25 Feb: Cansaulim: NAZARETH BARRETO, husband of Aurita, father of
Silvia/Cliff, Wilma/Renato, late Zyra and Jessica.
24 Feb: JOSE DANIEL GERARDO ANTONIO PINTO, brother of late Isaura/late
Manuel, Caetano, Antonio Inacio/Aurita and Conceicao.
26 Feb: Navelim-Sinquetim: ROSA MARIA TRAVASO E PEREIRA, wife of
Rosario, mother of Ovidio/Mavis, Merlin/Cajetan, Felicia/Inacio.
26 Feb: Cuncolim-Panzorcone: FAUSTINO PIEDADE GOMES, husband of Ivy,
father of Pamela/Blasio Pinto and Ivon.
17 Feb: Navelim-Gantamorodd: ROSARIO VAZ, husband of Remediana, father
of Ela/Britto, Lavina, Joel and Domnic.
26 Feb: Saligao-Cotula: XAVIER FELICIO FERNANDES, husband of late
Artimizia, father of Jessy/Brian (Dubai), Thelma/Cajetan.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 deg C (79.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 67% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A sunny morning
beginning of the warm up.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-27 05:00:50 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 27, 2003

NITISH CUTS FARES: A soft railway budget for 2003-04 yesterday (Feb 26)
proposed no hike in passenger fares and freight rates and made cheaper
Rajdhani and Shatadbi travel and carriage of a number of goods like LPG,
diesel, petrol and cement by rationalizing the fare structure. Railway
Minister Nitish Kumar also proposed to reduce fares in select trains in
non-peak period o give competitive edge in the face of similar concession
extended by airlines. (PTI report in GT)

TOURISM SECTOR HAILS VASCO-CHENNAI TRAIN: Introduction of a direct train
from Vasco to Chennai and also from Trivandrum to Jodhpur, linking Goa, as
announced in the Railway Budget on Wednesday, has been widely welcomed by
the members of the tourism trade. (H)

MEET ON 'ECO-CITY' DEVELOPMENT: Though it was felt that any one of the
cities in Goa should be adopted towards development as an 'eco-city' as a
pilot project, a meeting of NGOs, technical experts and others to chart out
a road map with an objective of making Goa 'clean and green', proved
inconclusive. The meeting had been convened by Confederation of Indian
Industries at Hotel Fort Aguada to cap a two-day seminar on "Clean and
Green Goa" and to work out ways to adopt some of the eco-friendly
technologies, which were presented by experts from concerned companies. (GT)

MEMORANDUM OVER PANCHAYAT RAJ BILL: The Congress legislator from Calangute,
Mr Agnelo Fernandes, in a memorandum presented to the Governor, Mr Kidar
Nath Sahani, urged him to withhold assent to the Goa Panchayat Raj (seventh
amendment) Bill and urged that it ought to be reserved for the
consideration of the President of India. (NT)

YOUTH URGED TO ATTEND CITY RALLY: Leading Konkani protagonists including
Working President of the Shenoi Goembab Centenary Committee, Arvind
Bhatikar, former chairman of the Konkani Academy and Sunaparant editor Uday
Bhembre commended the initiative taken by the Hit Rakhan Manch to hold a
public rally to reinforce guarantees for jobs for Goans at Panjim on
February 27 at 4 pm, at the Azad Maidan. Both have appealed to all Goan
youth, cutting across religious, linguistic and other barriers, to attend
the rally in large numbers. (H)

GOA "CYBERAGE" TIES UP WITH SAMSUNG: Samsung Electronics India Information
and Telecommunications Limited announced its partnership with the Goa
government to the supply of its computers under the "Cyberage Student
Scheme", at a function held at Goa Marriott on February 26
CM Parrikar
expressed his happiness that a global company like Samsung had shown keen
interest in supporting government's initiative of promoting IT in Goa. (GT)

JOBS, HUMAN RESOURCES: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that human
factor should form focus of the Tenth Plan and the target should be
generation of employment and development of human resources. He was
speaking at the Goa State Planning and Development Board meeting in Panjim
on February 26. (H)

PANAJI PLUNGED IN PARKING PROBLEM: Despite changes to this city's landscape
and improvement in the quality of its roads, Panaji is still facing a major
problemparking. With an estimated 27,000 vehicles, of different shapes and
sizes, entering the city on a daily basis, arterial roads and by-lanes are
often blocked by vehicles illegally parked by uncaring drivers. (GT)

CARING FOR RESCUED BULLS: Nearly 31 bulls are having a field day t the PMC
animal shelter in St Inez after being rescued by the police at a slaughter
house in Vasco recently. However, the Panjim Municipal Council is in a
quandary as the major task of feeding the animals has been rendered to them
and are not sure as to how long they will have to do this. It is also not
known as to who will take custody of the stranded animals. (H)

SALINE WATER STAGNATION: Salcete mamlatdar Prasad Lolayekar yesterday
issued an order to two tenant associations from Ilha de Rachol to drain out
stagnant water from the Khazan lands within two days. (GT)

VARCA HOUSE 'CONVERTED' INTO COURT ROOM: The Varca residence of former
Benaulim MLA, Dr Maurilio Furtado, was literally converted into a court
room on Wednesday (February 26) morning when he was examined by a
commission in the infamous 1989 countermanding of elections conspiracy
case. The court proceedings were conducted at Furtado's dining hall with
the spacious table coming in handy for the purpose. The proceedings went
unhindered for nearly one-hour-and-a-half, which saw the prosecution moving
the court to declare Furtado a hostile witness. (H)

'KILLER' TRUCK: Yoganand Naik, resident of Malwada-Madkai, was crushed to
death under the wheels of a speeding truck at Mangueshi on February 26.
Naik was proceeding to Ponda on his motorcycle. (GT)

ONE DIES: One Nazareth Barreto (65) of Cansaulim succumbed to his injuries
at Goa Medical College Hospital. The deceased had fallen off a rickshaw
while traveling from Cortalim to Vasco. (H)

"ID CARDS TO OUTSIDERS": The Velim-Betul Citizens Committee has demanded
issuance of identity cards for outsiders working at and around the Cutbona
jetty and also the compulsory registration of these workers with the police
and panchayat. This follows a molestation incident at Baradi, Velim, on
February 20 afternoon wherein an unknown person, believed to be an
outsider, outraged the modesty of a local woman working in the paddy field. (H)

ILLEGAL EXCAVATION AT ASSAGAO: On a complaint from the Comunidade attorney,
Mr Cajetan Raposo, Anjuna police sent a police team almost 3 km into the
jungles where the illegal excavation (on Assagao Comunidade land) is taking
place. Anjuna police inspector, Mr Wilson D'Souza, said that one truck
driver, Sarvesh Naik from Assagao, was detained and levied a fine on him of
Rs.800. (NT)

TO CONVERT GOA INTO TECHNOLOGICAL HUB: Chairman of the Goa Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, Nitin Kunkolienkar on February 26 stressed upon the
need to convert Goa into a "technological hub". With this view in mind, he
has suggested that a Board be set up which will function as a "mentor
group", comprising experts from different fields such as the Goa Telecom,
PWD, ICAR, NIO, and top industries such as the Dempo group, which will look
into new challengers of the future through simulation. He was speaking at
the inauguration of the National Science Day Science Fiesta 2-003 and CSIR
Diamond Jubilee Exhibition organised by the Goa Science Centre, NIO and
Department of Science and Technology at Miramar. (H)

FESTIVAL OF GOAN CRAFTS: The Goa Handicrafts Rural and Small Scale
Industries Development Corporation will organise a five-day festival of
Goan crafts at Fatorda from 12 March. The fiesta, titled "Aprant Maand
2003" will be held at the Ravindra Bhavan site till March 16 and will
feature a number of traditional Goan artisans. (GT)

TRIBUTE TO ROBERTO: Roberto Alvares, one of Goa's acclaimed sons in the
field of entertainment and events, who was also the president of Clube
Vasco da Gama, is being honoured in a tribute show called "Roberto: The
Legend Lives on". The show, which will be led by Lulu, Filipe and Ignatius
band providing old time ballroom music, will be held on February 28 evening
at Mandovi Riviera and joined by Lucio Miranda. (NT)

S P O R T S

SALGAOCAR HOLD CHURCHILL AMIDST CROWD TROUBLE: Salgaocar Sports Club twice
came back from behind to hold Churchill Bros Sports Club 2-2 in a
charged-up OIL PSU National Football League encounter at Fatorda on
February 26
Trouble erupted after the encounter as angry crowd, mostly
Churchill bros supporters, vent their anger at referee Walter Pereira and
assistant referee T Pradip of Tamil Nadu. Both officials came under attack
for approving Salgaocar's equalizer, after Sunday Seah appeared
suspiciously offside. (H)

OFF-FIELD OFFENCE: Salgaocar Spots Club president Shivanand
Salgaocar today (Feb 26) demanded "strictest possible action" against
Churchill Bros striker Yakubu Yusif, after the Ghanaian allegedly assaulted
Salgaocar keeper Kalyan Chaubey, 25 minutes after the bitter encounter had
ended. (H)

D E A T H S
26 Feb: Curtorim-Maina: DIAGO SEQUEIRA, husband of Fatima, brother of
Caitano and Domingo.
26 Feb: Sirsaim-Tivim: SALVADOR D'SOUZA, husband of Maria Cristaline,
father of Severine/Patrick Moraes, Francis/Ophelia, Agnelo/Elsie.
25 Feb: Cansaulim: NAZARETH BARRETO, husband of Aurita, father of
Silvia/Cliff, Wilma/Renato, late Zyra and Jessica.
24 Feb: JOSE DANIEL GERARDO ANTONIO PINTO, brother of late Isaura/late
Manuel, Caetano, Antonio Inacio/Aurita and Conceicao.
26 Feb: Navelim-Sinquetim: ROSA MARIA TRAVASO E PEREIRA, wife of
Rosario, mother of Ovidio/Mavis, Merlin/Cajetan, Felicia/Inacio.
26 Feb: Cuncolim-Panzorcone: FAUSTINO PIEDADE GOMES, husband of Ivy,
father of Pamela/Blasio Pinto and Ivon.
17 Feb: Navelim-Gantamorodd: ROSARIO VAZ, husband of Remediana, father
of Ela/Britto, Lavina, Joel and Domnic.
26 Feb: Saligao-Cotula: XAVIER FELICIO FERNANDES, husband of late
Artimizia, father of Jessy/Brian (Dubai), Thelma/Cajetan.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 deg C (79.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 67% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A sunny morning
beginning of the warm up.

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

Website: www.goacom.com
Daily Goacom News Clippings also at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Joel D'Souza
2003-02-27 05:00:50 UTC
Permalink
****************************************
For more information/links, see http://goanet.netfirms.com
****************************************

GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
February 27, 2003

NITISH CUTS FARES: A soft railway budget for 2003-04 yesterday (Feb 26)
proposed no hike in passenger fares and freight rates and made cheaper
Rajdhani and Shatadbi travel and carriage of a number of goods like LPG,
diesel, petrol and cement by rationalizing the fare structure. Railway
Minister Nitish Kumar also proposed to reduce fares in select trains in
non-peak period o give competitive edge in the face of similar concession
extended by airlines. (PTI report in GT)

TOURISM SECTOR HAILS VASCO-CHENNAI TRAIN: Introduction of a direct train
from Vasco to Chennai and also from Trivandrum to Jodhpur, linking Goa, as
announced in the Railway Budget on Wednesday, has been widely welcomed by
the members of the tourism trade. (H)

MEET ON 'ECO-CITY' DEVELOPMENT: Though it was felt that any one of the
cities in Goa should be adopted towards development as an 'eco-city' as a
pilot project, a meeting of NGOs, technical experts and others to chart out
a road map with an objective of making Goa 'clean and green', proved
inconclusive. The meeting had been convened by Confederation of Indian
Industries at Hotel Fort Aguada to cap a two-day seminar on "Clean and
Green Goa" and to work out ways to adopt some of the eco-friendly
technologies, which were presented by experts from concerned companies. (GT)

MEMORANDUM OVER PANCHAYAT RAJ BILL: The Congress legislator from Calangute,
Mr Agnelo Fernandes, in a memorandum presented to the Governor, Mr Kidar
Nath Sahani, urged him to withhold assent to the Goa Panchayat Raj (seventh
amendment) Bill and urged that it ought to be reserved for the
consideration of the President of India. (NT)

YOUTH URGED TO ATTEND CITY RALLY: Leading Konkani protagonists including
Working President of the Shenoi Goembab Centenary Committee, Arvind
Bhatikar, former chairman of the Konkani Academy and Sunaparant editor Uday
Bhembre commended the initiative taken by the Hit Rakhan Manch to hold a
public rally to reinforce guarantees for jobs for Goans at Panjim on
February 27 at 4 pm, at the Azad Maidan. Both have appealed to all Goan
youth, cutting across religious, linguistic and other barriers, to attend
the rally in large numbers. (H)

GOA "CYBERAGE" TIES UP WITH SAMSUNG: Samsung Electronics India Information
and Telecommunications Limited announced its partnership with the Goa
government to the supply of its computers under the "Cyberage Student
Scheme", at a function held at Goa Marriott on February 26
CM Parrikar
expressed his happiness that a global company like Samsung had shown keen
interest in supporting government's initiative of promoting IT in Goa. (GT)

JOBS, HUMAN RESOURCES: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that human
factor should form focus of the Tenth Plan and the target should be
generation of employment and development of human resources. He was
speaking at the Goa State Planning and Development Board meeting in Panjim
on February 26. (H)

PANAJI PLUNGED IN PARKING PROBLEM: Despite changes to this city's landscape
and improvement in the quality of its roads, Panaji is still facing a major
problemparking. With an estimated 27,000 vehicles, of different shapes and
sizes, entering the city on a daily basis, arterial roads and by-lanes are
often blocked by vehicles illegally parked by uncaring drivers. (GT)

CARING FOR RESCUED BULLS: Nearly 31 bulls are having a field day t the PMC
animal shelter in St Inez after being rescued by the police at a slaughter
house in Vasco recently. However, the Panjim Municipal Council is in a
quandary as the major task of feeding the animals has been rendered to them
and are not sure as to how long they will have to do this. It is also not
known as to who will take custody of the stranded animals. (H)

SALINE WATER STAGNATION: Salcete mamlatdar Prasad Lolayekar yesterday
issued an order to two tenant associations from Ilha de Rachol to drain out
stagnant water from the Khazan lands within two days. (GT)

VARCA HOUSE 'CONVERTED' INTO COURT ROOM: The Varca residence of former
Benaulim MLA, Dr Maurilio Furtado, was literally converted into a court
room on Wednesday (February 26) morning when he was examined by a
commission in the infamous 1989 countermanding of elections conspiracy
case. The court proceedings were conducted at Furtado's dining hall with
the spacious table coming in handy for the purpose. The proceedings went
unhindered for nearly one-hour-and-a-half, which saw the prosecution moving
the court to declare Furtado a hostile witness. (H)

'KILLER' TRUCK: Yoganand Naik, resident of Malwada-Madkai, was crushed to
death under the wheels of a speeding truck at Mangueshi on February 26.
Naik was proceeding to Ponda on his motorcycle. (GT)

ONE DIES: One Nazareth Barreto (65) of Cansaulim succumbed to his injuries
at Goa Medical College Hospital. The deceased had fallen off a rickshaw
while traveling from Cortalim to Vasco. (H)

"ID CARDS TO OUTSIDERS": The Velim-Betul Citizens Committee has demanded
issuance of identity cards for outsiders working at and around the Cutbona
jetty and also the compulsory registration of these workers with the police
and panchayat. This follows a molestation incident at Baradi, Velim, on
February 20 afternoon wherein an unknown person, believed to be an
outsider, outraged the modesty of a local woman working in the paddy field. (H)

ILLEGAL EXCAVATION AT ASSAGAO: On a complaint from the Comunidade attorney,
Mr Cajetan Raposo, Anjuna police sent a police team almost 3 km into the
jungles where the illegal excavation (on Assagao Comunidade land) is taking
place. Anjuna police inspector, Mr Wilson D'Souza, said that one truck
driver, Sarvesh Naik from Assagao, was detained and levied a fine on him of
Rs.800. (NT)

TO CONVERT GOA INTO TECHNOLOGICAL HUB: Chairman of the Goa Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, Nitin Kunkolienkar on February 26 stressed upon the
need to convert Goa into a "technological hub". With this view in mind, he
has suggested that a Board be set up which will function as a "mentor
group", comprising experts from different fields such as the Goa Telecom,
PWD, ICAR, NIO, and top industries such as the Dempo group, which will look
into new challengers of the future through simulation. He was speaking at
the inauguration of the National Science Day Science Fiesta 2-003 and CSIR
Diamond Jubilee Exhibition organised by the Goa Science Centre, NIO and
Department of Science and Technology at Miramar. (H)

FESTIVAL OF GOAN CRAFTS: The Goa Handicrafts Rural and Small Scale
Industries Development Corporation will organise a five-day festival of
Goan crafts at Fatorda from 12 March. The fiesta, titled "Aprant Maand
2003" will be held at the Ravindra Bhavan site till March 16 and will
feature a number of traditional Goan artisans. (GT)

TRIBUTE TO ROBERTO: Roberto Alvares, one of Goa's acclaimed sons in the
field of entertainment and events, who was also the president of Clube
Vasco da Gama, is being honoured in a tribute show called "Roberto: The
Legend Lives on". The show, which will be led by Lulu, Filipe and Ignatius
band providing old time ballroom music, will be held on February 28 evening
at Mandovi Riviera and joined by Lucio Miranda. (NT)

S P O R T S

SALGAOCAR HOLD CHURCHILL AMIDST CROWD TROUBLE: Salgaocar Sports Club twice
came back from behind to hold Churchill Bros Sports Club 2-2 in a
charged-up OIL PSU National Football League encounter at Fatorda on
February 26
Trouble erupted after the encounter as angry crowd, mostly
Churchill bros supporters, vent their anger at referee Walter Pereira and
assistant referee T Pradip of Tamil Nadu. Both officials came under attack
for approving Salgaocar's equalizer, after Sunday Seah appeared
suspiciously offside. (H)

OFF-FIELD OFFENCE: Salgaocar Spots Club president Shivanand
Salgaocar today (Feb 26) demanded "strictest possible action" against
Churchill Bros striker Yakubu Yusif, after the Ghanaian allegedly assaulted
Salgaocar keeper Kalyan Chaubey, 25 minutes after the bitter encounter had
ended. (H)

D E A T H S
26 Feb: Curtorim-Maina: DIAGO SEQUEIRA, husband of Fatima, brother of
Caitano and Domingo.
26 Feb: Sirsaim-Tivim: SALVADOR D'SOUZA, husband of Maria Cristaline,
father of Severine/Patrick Moraes, Francis/Ophelia, Agnelo/Elsie.
25 Feb: Cansaulim: NAZARETH BARRETO, husband of Aurita, father of
Silvia/Cliff, Wilma/Renato, late Zyra and Jessica.
24 Feb: JOSE DANIEL GERARDO ANTONIO PINTO, brother of late Isaura/late
Manuel, Caetano, Antonio Inacio/Aurita and Conceicao.
26 Feb: Navelim-Sinquetim: ROSA MARIA TRAVASO E PEREIRA, wife of
Rosario, mother of Ovidio/Mavis, Merlin/Cajetan, Felicia/Inacio.
26 Feb: Cuncolim-Panzorcone: FAUSTINO PIEDADE GOMES, husband of Ivy,
father of Pamela/Blasio Pinto and Ivon.
17 Feb: Navelim-Gantamorodd: ROSARIO VAZ, husband of Remediana, father
of Ela/Britto, Lavina, Joel and Domnic.
26 Feb: Saligao-Cotula: XAVIER FELICIO FERNANDES, husband of late
Artimizia, father of Jessy/Brian (Dubai), Thelma/Cajetan.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 26.3 deg C (79.3 deg F) at 08.00 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 32.0 deg C, Humidity: 67% (Official figures for yesterday)
Weather: A sunny morning
beginning of the warm up.

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

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