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Konkani Khatir

Blamer , Blame Yourself!

Jagu: Hey, What happened ?
Ragu: Ask me, what’s not happened?
Jagu: Come on now, whatever it is, it can’t be that bad.
Ragu: It couldn’t be worse.
Jagu:  Ok, talk!

Fado Evening At Alfama

Alfama, a restaurant at Cidade de Goa resort will host a traditional Fado evening on Tuesday, 1st March, 8 p.m. onwards. Fado evening at Alfama will pay a tribute to the music of Portugal, with songs filled with passion, sorrow, jealousy, grief and satire.
Singers performing live for the evening are Sonia Shirsat, Miguel Cotta, Chantalle Cotta Viegas. Musicians accompanying them are Franz Schubert Cotta – Portuguese Guitar (Guitarra Portuguesa) and Carlos Menezes – Guitar (Viola).

Goa Dental unable to meet University demands

Authorities of the Goa Dental College and Hospital said that they are unable to meet all the requirements in the Goa University affiliation inquiry committee’s report for admission to the three post graduate (PG) courses at the college for the academic year 2011-2012.
This means that if the Goa University affiliation inquiry committee (AIC) finds the facilities to be inadequate, the college may not be able to conduct the three PG courses in the next academic year owing to a lack of infrastructure, equipment and faculty requirements.

Census could be distorted say Church in Goa

The Church in Goa Friday said the influx of migrants and the significant outflow of people working as sailors on long haul cruises could mean a distorted representation of Goan demography in the census 2011 exercise.
In a statement issued here, the Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), the social arm of the Roman Catholic Church in Goa, said the processes adopted for the enumeration of Goa’s population should be corrected in order to accommodate and modify such exceptions.

Congress tampered with CAG Report: Parrikar

Opposition leader and Panaji MLA Manohar Parrikar on Friday accused the Congress of manipulating the Comptroller Auditor and General (CAG) report on the International Film Festival (Iffi) 2004. Commenting on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) giving him a clean chit after an investigation into an alleged scam in the preparations for IFFI 2004 when he was the chief minister, Parrikar accused senior Congress leaders of tampering with the CAG report.

Not Relieved But Pleased: Manohar

Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar said he was pleased to hear that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has decided to close the case against him and not relieved because he knew that there was nothing in the case as it was a mere manipulation by the Congress to harass him.
He reiterated that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) had made the critical comments based on which the complaint was lodged with the CBI, only because the Congress led government had provided the wrong information to it.

Congress efforts should be credited for Mamata’s Goa Focus: Churchill

“I am happy that railway minister Mamata Banerjee considered my demand for starting a direct train to Vailankanni” was how PWD minister Churchill Alemao worded his reaction.
He said, “During my meeting with her along with chief minister Digambar Kamat, we had urged her to start a weekly train so as to ease the suffering of pilgrims.”
Taking credit, Alemao further said, “I was instrumental in having a direct train to Vailankanni during the annual pilgrimage this year, though others have sought to take credit for it (indirectly referring to Francisco Sardinha).”

Two boys escape from Apna Ghar

Two boys—one 16-year-old and the other 17— gave Apna Ghar caretakers the slip and escaped from the state-run home in Merces while they were being taken back to their dormitory on Friday. While the 16-year-old is involved in a theft case in Margao, the 17-year-old has a case of bike theft against him.
The incident took place in the afternoon, when the boys were being taken back to the home after the 16-year-old’s remand hearing before the juvenile justice board.

HC issues notice to South Goa Collectorate official

The high court of Bombay at Goa recently directed that a notice be issued to an ‘aval karkun’ in the South Goa collectorate office, G A Kudalkar, to show-cause why action should not be taken against him for tampering with the records in a tenancy case.
While dismissing a petition filed by the legal heirs of Milagres Pereira, seeking to be declared as tenants in respect of an area of 21,400 sq m of land belonging to the comunidade of Cacora, the court observed: “Perusal of the records discloses a very sorry state of affairs.

92 Candidates in CCP’s 30 Wards

In all 92 candidates will battle it out in the 30 wards of the Corporation of the City of Panjim to be elected as corporators at the elections that will be held on 13th March following the withdrawal of their nominations by 60 candidates on Friday which was the last date for doing so.