Goa Chronicle

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Causes of Fever in Infants

A fever in a child (body temperature above 38 degrees Celsius or 100.4 degrees Farenheit), especially in newborn babies, can be a concern for any parent as children often become quite capricious at this time. From a restless sleep to becoming highly irritable and demanding attention, a fever in a child often means a sleepless night for any parent or caregiver. Identifying the cause of the fever is essential as the immature immune system can quickly become overwhelmed with any infectious agent thereby leading to serious complications.
The most common causes of a fever in children include:
•    Infections of the respiratory system, ear, gastrointestinal tract.
•    Teething in babies.
•    After a vaccination.

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Causes & Symptoms of a Persistent Sore Throat

A chronic sore throat (pharyngitis) is considered as any persistent throat irritation, itchiness or pain that lasts for more than 3 months. While a sore throat is usually thought of as pain, even slight irritation or itchiness of throat can cause a level of discomfort that may be described as ’sore’ by a patient. Sometimes dysphagia may be mistaken for a sore throat although this is a difficulty with swallowing with no pain. At other times the pain or discomfort may be lower down the respiratory tract, like in the larynx, where it is described as a sore throat.


Tiatr – The unique theatre from Goa

Tiatr the popular form of Konkani theatre is truly unique given its distinct form. It is quite distinct from theatre in other languages not only in India but worldwide and this is probably because of its genesis which is an amalgamation of the Goan folklore with the Western performing arts.
Prior to the emergence of tiatr entertainment in Konkani was mainly through zagors and khells. Both of them had their distinct style. While the zagor was more lyrical, the khell had dialogues and while the former was more popular in Bardez, the latter was firmly entrenched in


Camurlim, Raia win Curtorim Constituency Cup

The Panchayat level football tournament for under 16 boys and girls was held at Raia today. Organised under the Central Government’s Panchayat Yuva Khell or Kridha Abhiyan, scheme, for the first time this tournament is being organized as an inter-constituency tournament with the villages of Ilha de Rachol, Curtorim, Raia and Camurlim which form the re-designated Curtorim constituency vying for the trophy.


Setting Goals the Taekwondo way

Six years of dedication and a disciplined regimen of regular training paid off when Sherol Fernandes won the bronze medal in the below 57 category of Taekwondo at the Lusofonia Games held in Portugal recently where eight former colonies of Portugal along with the host country participated.

Way back when Sherol was studying in the V standard at Fatima Convent High School, her father noticed her sporting talent as she used to regularly climb the guava tree in their courtyard at Padribhat in San Jose de Areal.

“I do not know why, but I had this brainwave that she would do well in Taekwondo and as classes in this sport were being held in the village, I got her enrolled,” disclosed her husband Anicet Sucorro Fernandes.