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IN BRIEF Businessman held for filthy SMSes A businessman was arrested on Friday for allegedly sending “threatening” and “filthy” text messages to politicians, including Union Minister Shashi Tharoor. Narender Khosla (27), a manpower supplier, allegedly used documents of a gym instructor Manick Verma to procure the SIM cards and sent text messages with an aim to cause trouble to the latter with whom he had a personal rivalry. – (PTI)

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I-T widens IPL probe Visits Kings XI Punjab office


The Income Tax department today widened its search operations bringing under its scanner Kings XI Punjab team as part of its countrywide probe into the IPL bidding process and the source of funding of the teams. After a night-long operation at the BCCI headquarters and the offices of IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, a team of five I-T officials including two deputy directors visited the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) office in nearby Mohali which houses the IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab. “We are conducting a survey operation to look into and verify the IPL accounts which are suspected to be maintained here,“ Director (Investigation) of the IT Department, Panchkula Pawan Parmar told PTI. This operation is being done under section 131 A of the Income Tax Act, she said adding that the survey was undertaken in the light of the action taken by the department in Mumbai where the IPL headquarter is located. There were also reports that similar exercise was undertaken at Rajasthan Royals office in

Jaipur and in the office of one of the owners of Kochi franchise in Bangalore but there was no confirmation. A senior I-T official in New Delhi said, the department may undertake nation-wide operations to widen their probe. “Once we have the understanding of the bidding process and the investment patterns of these franchisees, a nation-wide operation will be launched to ascertain and check tax evasion and money laundering in the entire process,” he said. Treasurer of the PCA G S Walia told PTI that the Income Tax officials had come to the stadium as part of their country wide drive to collect data relating to the IPL. “It is not a raid by the I-T of-

ficials,” he said also denying that the visit of the I-T officials had anything to do with the fact that IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi was a vice president of the PCA during 2004-08. I-T sources said Modi could also be called for questioning. “We may call him for questioning as being a Commissioner he is involved in all the financial and other businesses of the IPL,” a senior I-T department official said on the condition of anonymity. Officials also did not rule out questioning the officials of different franchisees and calling for documents to find out the source of investment into the teams as the probe progresses. The Mumbai I-T directorate has already sent an initial report on yesterday’s operation at the IPL and BCCI premises to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in New Delhi. I-T sources said during the seven-hour operation at Lalit Modi’s office in Mumbai that ended in the small hours of today they took copies of the bidding documents of all the franchisees including the Kochi consortium, over which a controversy involving Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has arisen.

Heavy rains lash Bicholim, Sanguem HERALD NEWS BUREAU PANJIM, APRIL 16

Heavy rains accompanied by gutsy winds lashed parts of State including Sanguem, Bicholim and Curchorem on Friday. Bicholim correspondent adds: Property worth Rs 1 lakh was damaged, after a tree crashed on a house at Sarvan-Bicholim on Friday evening. According to fire service officials, the incident occurred due to heavy wind in which a tree got uprooted and fell on the shed constructed on top of the house belonging to one Vinayak B Sawant from Sarvan. The loss was estimated at Rs 1 lakh. The fire force rushed to the site and cleared the debris. Sanguem correspondent adds: The unexpected rains and

stormy winds, which commenced at 4.30 pm, caught people unawares causing panic, particularly among those residing in remote areas of Sanguem taluka. Damage reported to have been caused to agricultural plantations and to houses at Collem, Kalay, Molem, Bhati and other areas. There was complete blackout at Kalay since late evening. At many places in Kalay, Molem, Collem and Bhati, asbestos sheets and tiles are reported to have been flown away due to heavy winds. At Sanguem, a coconut tree fell on the house of Sanguem Municipal Council Chairperson Harsha Sambhari, causing damage. (Continued on page 10)

Benazir killed to block better Indo-Pak ties? PTI UNITED NATIONS, APRIL 16

A possible link between Benazir Bhutto’s “independent” position on improved relations with India with its implications for the Kashmir dispute, and her assassination has been drawn by a UN investigation made public today. The brutal killing of Bhutto in a gun and suicide attack outside a park in Rawalpindi in December 2007 could have been “prevented” but the then military ruler Pervez Musharraf ’s government had failed to protect her, the report said. The 65-page report by a three-member panel headed by Chile’s UN ambassador Heraldo Munoz was handed over to the UN Secretary General Ban KiMoon. The probe was undertaken at the behest of the Pakistan government. Unable to pinpoint who killed Bhutto, the panel said her assassination was “shrouded in mystery” and recommended the setting up of a “truth commission” to find who murdered Bhutto. Such a Commission should follow “all leads and reasonable hypothesis, i n c l u d i n g A l Qaeda, Taliban and members of the so-called “establishment,” the report said.

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CM’s clean chit to IFFI core panel HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 16

In an interesting development vis-à-vis the IFFI-2004 scam, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat says that he personally does not see any hanky panky in the decisions taken by the core committee which cleared infrastructural projects for the IFFI festival now being probed by the CBI. When Herald asked the chief minister whether there was any hanky panky in the decision making by the core committee of which he was a member, Kamat said he personally felt that there was nothing in the decisions and added that he would answer all questions fielded by the CBI on the issue. Kamat said if the Leader of the Opposition is not worried about the CBI probe, there is no reason why he should be worried. “If the Leader of the Opposition is not worried, why should I be worried,” he asked. Kamat said he would answer all queries of CBI if he is called by the agency for recording of his statement. “They are free to ask any questions. As a part of the core committee, it is my responsibility to answer the questions,” he said. (Continued on page 10)

I-T raids on Goa politician, businessmen HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 16

Income Tax (I-T) sleuths on Friday conducted raids on offices and business premises of some businessmen and a top politician in the State. I-T officials at Patto here declined to comment on the raids saying they had been conducted by a team from Bangalore Circle. Since Friday morning, there were rumours that two top politicians who were part of G7 had been raided by I-T sleuths. One of them denied having any knowledge of the raids on his business concerns while the other was not available for comments. The latter’s office was learnt to have been searched by the sleuths. It is not known in what connection the searches were carried out. Sources confirmed that 2-3 businessmen having business interest with the two politicians had I-T sleuths visiting their offices and business establishments on Friday. One of them is into real estate and resides in Dona Paula

though he hails from South India. The other has liquor business. The family is long into manufacture of liquor and runs a restaurant. The I-T sleuths searched their distillery units, two in North Goa and one is South Goa, the sources said. Another person who is closely linked to a politician was also brought under the scanner by I-T. It is not known whether incriminating material was found during the searches. The police who normally provide escort to the sleuths, interestingly, said they had no knowledge of any raid conducted by I-T officials in the capital city and its outskirts. Less than two months ago, IT sleuths had conducted raids on at least three businessmen from Bardez. One, riding on sympathy wave, got himself elected in a fiercely fought Zilla Panchayat election from Saligao constituency. In January this year, it was a former minister o f t h e 9 0 s w h o f a c e d I-T sleuths. Another report on Pg 3

Milk to cost Rs 2 more from May HERALD CORRESPONDENT MARCEL, APRIL 16

The board of directors of Goa Dairy on Friday decided to hike milk prices in the State by Rs 2 per litre from May 1. Goa Dairy Chairman Mhadav Sahakari said the hike in selling price of the milk was inevitable with the rise in purchase price of milk from other states. “Currently, we are purchasing 60,000 litres of milk from Maharastra. Since the last few days, they have increased the price by Rs 3 to Rs 4 on different (Continued on page 10)

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2 scrap yards razed at Areal HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 16

The long-drawn battle by the villagers of Sao Jose de Areal against illegal scrapyards drew first success with the Panchayat body razing down two scrap yards on Friday. A group of labourers went about the demolition work in the presence of the sarpanch, deputy Sarpanch, panch members and Salcete Block Develo p m e n t O f f i c e r, U d a y Prabhudesai under police protection. The JCB was pressed into service this evening to flatten the yard and the owners were issued strict instructions to lift away the scrap glass bottles immediately or face auction of the goods. Deputy Sarpanch Vincy Mascarenhas said the demolition operation was carried out after following the due process of law. “Action against the two scrap yards was initiated after complying with the legal procedures. The Panchayat has set the process on in respect of six other scrap yards in the village”, the deputy Sarpanch said. He said the action against the scrap yards has the backing of


Scrap yard demolition operation underway at the Sao Jose de Areal village. Photo by Sidharth Mehta

the gram sabha resolutions as villagers were steadfast in their demand to remove the illegal scrap yards from the village. Replying to a question, he said around 40 scrap yards are located in the village as per a

circular, adding that the Panchayat would begin the process to get rid of all the illegal yards. BDO Uday Prabhudesai said the demolition operation was requisitioned by the Sao Jose de Areal panchayat. The operation

WRD carried out construction of trench at behest of GCZMA HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 16

Even as the debate rages whether it was prudent to flush out stagnant waters of the Colva creek into the open sea, it has now come to light that the Water Resources Department carried out the construction of the trench following a request from the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority nearly two years ago. GCZMA made the request to the Chief Engineer, Water Resources Department on May 7, 2008 following a note received from the Tourism Minister, Mickky Pacheco dated April 5, 2008. Pacheco’s note stated that the Creek linking to the sea at Colva beach has got blocked due to the shifting sand in the monsoons. “This has resulted in the stagnation of water, which is posing a great health

hazard. The situation is so bad that the entire area is stinking and I fear that if measures to clean up this creek and prevent the shifting of sand at every monsoons are not taken immediately, the situation could go out of control”, Pacheco stated in his note, while requesting the Minister for Environment to issue necessary instructions to do the needful in the matter.

COLVA CREEK Accordingly, GCZMA Member Secretary Michael M D’Souza on May 7, 2008 requested the WRD Chief Engineer to initiate suitable action and remedial measures to clean up the Creek so as to flush the stagnant waters into the open sea through a preferred channel/passage. “This

would aid in free seaward flow of creek waters, thereby reducing the possibility of any insitu accumulation of waste/throw-away garbage which causes stinking in the surrounding area”, D’Souza stated in his letter to the WRD. A senior WRD officer informed that the present work of building the trench connecting the creek to the sea at Colva was being carried out as per the request of the GCZMA to flush out the stagnant waters. Incidentally, exactly a week after the trench was built by the WRD through a contractor, labourers were seen working at the trench to restore the condition of the beach by capping the trench. Sources said two labourers were found working at the site on Friday and it could not be ascertained which agency has engaged them to cap the trench.

Anti-ragging committees to be set up in institutions HERALD NEWS BUREAU PANJIM, APRIL 16

Responding to the Supreme Court directives to curb ragging in educational institutions all over the country, the newly formed South Goa Anti-Ragging Committee (SGARC) has been interacting with heads of educational institutions in the district. Two such meetings were conducted with heads of educational institutions in Salcete taluka and Canacona taluka on Thursday and Friday respectively, while meetings with heads of educational institutions in Mormugao, Sanguem and Quepem districts will be convened later in the month. In both these meetings, the heads of institutions were asked to set up an anti-ragging committee and an anti-ragging squad in their educational institution. As part of the apex court’s directive, the anti-ragging committee in each educational institution would comprise representatives of the civil and police, local media, non-governmental institutions involved in youth activities, fac-

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ulty members, non-teaching staff, senior and junior students, parents and should be headed by the head of the institution. The anti-ragging squad, in contrast, would be a body nominated by the head of the institution, to undertake checks on hostels and other places of potential ragging activities. The anti-ragging-squad should not have any outside representation and should only consist of members belonging to various sections of the education institution. This squad is to work under the overall guidance of the anti-ragging committee. Heads of 17 educational institutions in Salcete taluka and six educational institutions in Canacona taluka who attended the meetings were asked to submit a compliance report to the SGARC on the setting up of the anti-ragging committees in their institutions within two weeks. The SGARC was recently set up by the State government following directives of the Supreme Court to ensure that the “ugly scar of ragging is obliterated from the face of educational institutions.”

The SGARC, which is headed by district collector G P Naik, consists of heads of higher educational institutions, superintendent of police, local media, non-government organizations, representatives of student organisations and the additional district magistrate (member secretary). The SGARC is expected to hold preparatory meetings during the summer vacations to take stock of the state of preparedness of each institution and their compliance with the policies and directives of various bodies. In its judgment, the apex court had accepted all recommendations of the Raghavan Committee report on ragging in educational institutions and had asked all State governments to implement the report. The Raghavan Committee report had recommended that educational institutions engage professional counselors in educational institutions at the time of admissions to counsel ‘freshers’ and conduct interactive programmes between seniors and juniors.

was initially delayed for want of the police force and commenced after the men-in-uniform made their presence felt at the site. An executive magistrate was present at the site as a precautionary measure.

IIT engineer showcases unique teaching tech HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 16

When Atul Nigam finished his IIT in 1988 from Kanpur at the age of 23 he wanted to do something different. He ventured into what no man would ever dare to do at that time. He took up coaching below average students for the toughest exam in the world, IIT-JEE, and succeeded in sending eight out of 10 students to IITs. Nigam managed to achieve this feat by giving every student his personal touch. In a coaching career over the years he has created over 1,000 IITians and using his vast teaching experience created the unique Aasanka platform that offers preparatory courses for students appearing for Class X and XII Board exams as well as competitive exams such as CET, AIEEE and IIT-JEE. Explaining what Aasanka was all about at a press conference in the city on Friday, Nigam said, “This Internet-based new technology using DynaMind software understands student’s footprint, strengths and weaknesses. It is able to provide assignments based on the students weaknesses and provide instant feedback so that they are aware of their strengths.” Nigam observed, “The lectures through this interactive software are available 24 x 7 and the same can be accessed on the computer anywhere and any time. The system is thus able to eliminate all the limitations of the current coaching culture. The subjects offered are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.” Goa is the first place from where Aasanka is opening its first centre in Ponda at SRS Computers and then branching out to other parts of the country like Mumbai, Lucknow, Chattisgarh, Punjab, Bihar, UP, Orissa and MP. Nigam informed the Union Human Resources and Development Ministry has entrusted Aasanka Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd the task of training 20 Std XII girls of the SC/ST community from across the country using the Aasanka system. “This is a pilot project in partnership with Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya based in Pondicherry. The project started in September 2009 and will end in April 2011 and we will see that these girls from the under privileged sections of the society are better prepared for IIT-JEE, CET and other competitive exams,” he mentioned. He observed that Aasanka may not make one a genius but it will definitely take the student and place him at a very high level. The IIT engineer asserts Aasanka is all about giving students his personal touch that had helped him send eight out of 10 students to IITS in the late 80s.

‘Follow footsteps of Ambedkar’

PORVORIM (HC): Stating that Dr Babasaheb Ambedker was a symbol of hard work, dedication, commitment and humanity, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat urged the younger generation to follow his footsteps and work for the welfare of the poor and prosperity of the nation. Kamat was speaking at the function organised by Akhil Gomanatak Harijan Sanghatana in association with Mapusa Municipal Council at Mapusa after unveiling the statue of Dr Ambedkar.

The Mata Vaishno Devi Jagran organised by the Punjabi Samaj, Goa will be held on April 17 at Samrat Gardens next to the swimming pool complex, Fatorda. The Jagran will begin with Prasad Grahan at 20.30 hrs and the actual program will begin at 22 hours which will continue the whole night upto the special Arti at 6 am in the morning. This is the 10th year the Punjabi Samaj is holding the Jagran in Margao. In fact, the Samaj is the only organisation under the Chairmanship of Digambar Kamat which has been regularly performing the Jagran in Margao with people from all sects and all parts of Goa devotedly waiting for the function to seek blessings of Goddess Shakti. Mata Vaishno Devi is recognised as one of the Shakti Peeths of Goddess Durga. This Holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi which is located in the folds of might Tirkuta Hills attracts lakhs of devotees from all parts of India and abroad.

Stung by CBI action, BJP cries hoarse HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 16

Apparently stung by two-hour long questioning of their senior leader Manohar Parrikar CBI, State BJP today questioned as to the central agency had been silent for the last six year calling it politics of vendetta. Mr Parrikar was interrogated by CBI on Thursday in connection with alleged scam related to expenditure on infrastructure development for the Film Festival of India (IFFI) Goa hosted for the first time when he was the chief minister and finance minister of Goa. The CBI is investigating into 22 allegations against Parrikar and others in connection with the alleged irregularities. One question that is learnt to have been posed to him was pertaining to exorbitant construction rates of the main projects undertaken then. The BJP spokesperson Rajendra Arlekar while addressing a press conference on Friday here however said, this is done to take revenge and is also a ploy to divert attention of the public from the real

issues. “We are not on the wrong side of the law and are fully with our leader, “ he said. The BJP will give full co-operation to CBI in its investigation but asked, “why were they silent for last six years.” Looking a bit hassled but putting up a brave front yesterday, Parrikar while coming out of the questioning session, had said half the members of the present cabinet were in the Core committee of IFFI 2004 pointing fingers at them. But the fact is that Parrikar was not just the CM and finance minister but GSIDC which executed the works, was headed by him.

IFFI 2004 SCAM! Charging that the Congress has the tendency to misuse CBI, Arlekar said CBI in the present situation can be called Congress Bureau of Investigation. MISUSE BY CONGRESS!: The Congress has misused CBI in other States and it is doing same in Goa , now, he alleged. Asked as what could be the reason why

CBI is conducting investigation now, he said, “we too are surprised.” He also pointed out that some ministers in the current government were members of the infrastructure development committee and why they have not been summoned for interrogation. CM: Stating that the Chief Minister Digambar Kamat was chairman of the committee, he wondered whether he would be interrogated. He further pointed out that CAG report has passed strictures against Urban Development Minister so also remarks have been made against Civil Supplies department. Will there be a CBI inquiry against the two?, he asked as if in the present case, the CBI took suo moto cognizance of CAG report. The complaint against Parrikar was filed by Mauvin Godinho but the Congress-government, allegations notwithstanding, had shown reluctance to pursue the case. This is clear from the fact that the case was registered only in 2007.


The Margao Municipal administration has virtually come full circle with the government posting Y B Tavde as the Chief Officer of the Civic body in place of Prasanna Acharya. Tavde, who was unceremoniously shunted out of the Margao Municipal body last year, is back in the saddle. Incidentally, this is the fourth time in the last three years, the government has posted Tawde to head the Margao Civic administration after shunting him out of office in the past on various counts. How many months would Tavde now survive as head of the Margao Municipal administration only time would tell, but Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat has justified the government decision to appoint Tavde as MMC’s CO. “The government had to act because the incumbent CO Acharya was probably was not keen to continue as the chief Officer. Besides, I was approached by the Councilors complaining that Acharya was not showing much interest in the Civic administration”, Kamat

said. Replying to a question, Kamat said there is no point in posting an officer who has no interest of the Civic body at heart. He was obvious referring to past experiences wherein A Grade officer Elvis Gomes had refused to join duties as MMC CO and in fact got his transfer order cancelled. “I would prefer a Grade I officer who stays in Margao to occupy the position of

Margao CO. An officer putting up in Panjim or Mapusa would not serve any purpose”, Kamat added. But, when his attention was drawn to the fact that the very same Margao Municipal Councilors had knocked his doors to get Tavde transferred last year, Kamat said in a lighter vein “may be the Councilors have now realized that Tavde was the better choice over Acharya”.

The list of MMC Chief Officers shows that Y B Tawde was deputed to the Civic body as many as three times in the last two years. Photo by Santosh Mirajkar

Agitated Dongorim residents protest against road blockade HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 16

Agitated residents of Dongorim in Navelim village took to the streets on Friday in protest against the failure by the PWD to remove the blockade and construction material on private property near the DongorimFirgulem bridge site. The residents contended that the High Court had issued clear-cut directions to the government not to interfere with the private property while carrying out excavation work for the bridge, but the directions were not implemented at the site. In fact, the residents questioned blockage and closure of a road, contending that the road is in private property, built during the sub-divisional of plots. They further maintained that the paddy fields where the construction material and machinery is dumped has not been acquired by the government and wondered how the PWD could encroach on the fields. A small thatched hut erected in a private property was set ablaze, indicating that trouble

is brewing in the area over the bridge construction. “The government has not acquired the fields. The road blocked by the PWD is a private road. How can the authorities just close the road and encroach on the fields”, the residents asked. A resident Lima Edward said the residents have only told the PWD to remove the blockade based on the court order. A team of Margao police led by PSI

Girendra Naik and PSI Mohan Gawde were told by the residents that they want the PWD and the contractor to lift away the material dumped on private land and road as per the High Court directions. The residents have threatened to again move the court and initiate contempt proceedings against the government for disobeying the High Court directions.

A small thatched shed set afire near the Dongorim bridge site on Friday evening as residents demanded lifting away of materials dumped on private property. Photo by Santosh Mirajkar

Tavde was first transferred and posted to the Margao Civic body on August 23, 2006 and he had an eight month stint in office, before he was shunted out in view of the polls. He returned back to the hot seat on June 11, 2007, but was shunted out of office two months later on August 16 after being replaced by N D Agrawal. Agrawal presided over the reigns of MMC administration between August 17, 2007 to March 12, 2008 before Tavde returned back to the hot seat on March 13, 2008 before he was replaced last year by Prasanna Acharya. Following the government’s transfer order, Tavde has taken charge of office on Friday morning, but he has a task cut out for him. The Municipal administration is totally lying in the doldrums and the situation had only aggravated due to Acharya’s long absence in the corridors of the Civic body over the last one month. In fact, Acharya and the ruling body were literally engaged in a cold war over the host of issues, affecting the day-to-day Civic administration.

Milagrina elected Nuvem sarpanch

MARGAO (HR): Milagrina Miranda is the new sarpanch of the village Panchayat of Nuvem. In the elections held on Friday, Miranda was declared elected unopposed after the Presiding Officer S K Rane received her lone nomination papers. The new sarpanch later told Herald that she would strive to bring about all round development in the village. “During my tenure, I would lay stress on roads, drains, besides public works”, she said.

Sloth bears at Bondla zoo

PANJIM (HR): A pair of sloth bear procured from Hyderabad zoo was kept on display on Friday at Bondla mini zoo. The pair was released in the enclosure by chief conservator of forest Dr Shashi Kumar. A pair of wild bear named as Raju (10 years) and Chinnama (11 years) were brought from Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad last month. Soon the pair will be shifted to their designated enclaves, where Mena a 27 year old female wild bear already exists. Last year in July, the state had brought a pair of tiger-Rana and Sandhya from Hyderabad.

GMC’s plastic surgery unit applauded HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 16

The services offered by the Plastic Surgery Unit and Department of ENT, Goa Medical College, have brought down the number of cases being referred to the Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre in Mumbai. This was revealed by the President of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India Dr Mukund Thatte to press persons after attending a Continuing Medical Education programme – Rhinoplasty Demystified – on Friday at the GMC. During the concluding part of the CME, Dr C P Das, Prof

and HOD ENT Department, in a presentation revealed in the last five years 56 persons were operated for septorhinoplasty. Out of this 39 were males and 17 females between the age group of 17 and 49 years. Fifty per cent of these patients were between 20 and 30 years, he stated. Dr Thatte speaking to media persons after the CME mentioned plastic surgery was a broad spectrum and in India close to 2 to 3 lakh such surgeries are performed annually. “India with a population of 1.5 billion has some 1,500 plastic surgeons when there should be at least 7,000,” he stated.

Speaking about rhinoplasty (nose surgery), the experienced surgeon observed aesthetic rhinoplasty in India has become common and in this scenario the doctor’s role as a counsellor becomes very crucial. The doctor observed, “Not everybody requires nose surgery so when a patient walks in he has to be explained what the surgery means and what can go wrong. If a person comes with high expectations then the surgeon has all the right to refuse the surgery because the patient’s perception about looking good from that of the surgeon.” He mentioned in the last 15

years plastic surgery has grown exponentially in India and compared to the rest of the world there were superior hands (surgeons) in India. But what is lacking here is support system like more nursing staff and operating time, he added. Touching upon the subject of rhinoplasty in new-borns, he said for the last more than 10 years primary nose correction at three months after birth that was once fawned upon has gained prominence in India. The event held today was the first Prof C A Sundararajan national CME hosted by Plastic Surgery Unit and ENT Department of GMC.



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NGO: Iron ore worth Rs 5 crore  transported from illegal mines Say Cong, BJP representatives sheltering operations HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 16

Anti-mining groups in Goa on Friday alleged that iron ore worth Rs 5 crore has been transported from illegal mines in the last five days from Netraveli wildlife sanctuary and accused a Congress minister and a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator of sheltering illegal mining operations in South Goa. Addressing a press conference here Friday evening, representatives of Mines Affected People

(GoaMAP), Gawda Kunbi Velip Dhangar (GAKUVED), Goenchea Xetkarancho Ekvott (GXE) alleged that Urban development minister Joaquim Alemao and BJP legislator from Sanguem Vasudev Meng Gaonkar, were abetting illegal mining activities in the Netravali wildlife sanctuary located nearly 20 kms from Margao. “For last five days ore worth Rs 5 to 5 crore is transported from the leases in Netravali wildlife sanctuaries in Bati vil-

I-T sleuths raid wholesale liquor outlet at Canacona HERALD CORRESPONDENT CANACONA, APRIL 16

The Income Tax (I-T) officials from Bangalore raided a wholesale liquor outlet at NagorcemChaudi, Canacona, on Friday morning. According to sources, the premises, housing liquor and other stocks, was searched and some documents were reportedly confiscated by a team of about eight I-T sleuths. Two men in Khaki were also seen guarding the place from outside and the process continued almost throughout the day. After the news spread like wildfire, some scribes reached

Motorcycle thefts: three suspects held HERALD CORRESPONDENT OLD GOA, APRIL 16

Old Goa Police on Wednesday arrested three suspects, including a truck driver, on suspicion of stealing seven motorcycles. Old Goa police intercepted a Tata Tipper truck (KA-27-A-1166) along the Chimbel by-pass, which was on its way from a godown in Chimbel towards Hubli with seven Bajaj Pulsar motorcycles. On enquiry, no valid documents of all the seven motorcycles were found with the truck driver. However, the truck driver claimed that the vehicles which they were carrying were the seized vehicles from a finance company. Later, the police arrested the vehicle driver and two others under Section 41 and were later released on bail. Old Goa PSI Dattaguru Sawant is investigating the case further under the supervision of PI Francis Xavier Corte.

Breast cancer camp held at Margao HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 16

The Margao Urban Health Centre along with Hospicio hospital on Friday organised a breast and cervical cancer detection camp at the health centre. Around 140 high risk women were selected through a questionnaire and examined by ultra sonography/mammograms and PAP smears. The camp was inaugurated by Hospcio Medical superintendent Dr Ruand de Sa in the presence of Urban Health Officer Dr Geeta Kakodkar. The patients were examined by surgeons Dr Deepa Correa, Dr Suraj Prabhudessai, while PAP smears were taken by gynecologists Dr Purnima and Dr Sherly Egipsy, Ultrasonographies by Dr Siona Gomes and Dr Vanita Bandekar. General examinations were carried out by Dr Anju Kharangate. Dr Sharmila Sardesai and Babita Agarwal of Muskaan educated the patients on the importance of breast self examination every month. Doctors informed that patients are generally considered high risk if they have a family history of breast cancers, have early menopause, have no children or do not breast feed their children. The program was organized as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness and detection initiative by the Directorate of Health Services recently launched by Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane.

the site, but were kept at bay by police personnel, as unknown officials played defiant role saying: “This is just a routine process and there is nothing to say to the press.” Electronic media and pressmen trying to video film and click photos of the IT officials inside or of the vehicle parked outside were reprimanded by the personnel and police against doing so. It may be recalled that during the last assembly session, Opposition Leader Manohar Parrikar had raised the issue of involvement of a leading liquor company’s involvement in a huge scam involving crores of rupees and residents are suspecting that the descending of I-T sleuths at Canacona is the outcome of investigations against the allegations. Interestingly, even though the I-T sleuths refused to divulge any details to the press, one of the members reportedly spilled the beans to a source stating: “There is swindling of enormous amount which can run into several crores of rupees by evading government taxes by this company. We are going to recover the amount by penalising the company.”

lage,” Dilip Hegde, president, Goenchea Xetkarancho Ekvott (GXE), told reporters today. He said that since April 12, more then 100 trucks loaded with ore are transported from the illegal mines everyday. “Daily 2,000 to 3,000 tones of ore is being shifted from the wildlife sanctuary area,” Hegde claimed. GXE, a NGO, exposing the illegality has said that everyone right from Sarpanch to local BJP l e g i s l a t o r Va s u d e o M e n g Gaonkar and even ministers in the cabinet like Joaquim Alemao are involved in this activity. “This transportation is being carried out right under the noses of high authorities including the ministers, local MLA, police, forest and the mining authorities,” Hegde alleged. “The violation is happening just two kilometers away from our local MLA’s house and he

has not even come in support of the people who are opposing it,” Seby Rodrigues, an activist added. Villagers have been opposing the excesses committed due to open cast mining. The NGO has petitioned almost all authorities including Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava, Mines secretary Raajiv Yaduvanshi, forest department, district administration and police but failed to get any assurance from these officials. Interestingly, the NGO has demanded resignations of Mining Minister and chief minister Digambar Kamat, Forest Minister Philip Neri Rodrigues, and Environment minister Aleixo Sequeira. “The illegal mining is in blatant violation of the order of the SC, who had banned all the mines in these areas,” Abhijit Prbhudessai, GXE activist said.

South Goa communidade land prone to encroachment! HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 16

It appears that Communidade land in South Goa is prone to encroachment than properties owned by Communidades in North Goa . Several cases of illegal hutments having mushroomed in the Communidade property in South Goa have come to light. The Government received 147 complaints of illegal hutment of Communidade property in South Zone with total area of

6.54 lakh sq mts been encroached upon. Of total complaints received thirty-five complaints are from Margao jurisdiction alone. The area under encroachment range between 40 sq mts to 5000 mts. In most of the cases of encroachment on communidade land, notices have been served and action initiated. But interestingly, in some instances, authorities have not been able to trace persons responsible for

encroachments. In South Zone, cases of illegal encroachment have been rep o r t e d f ro m C h i n c h i n i m , Loutolim, Verna, Curtorim, Assolna, Cavorim, Nagao, Guirdolim, Chicalim, Mormugao, Pale, Rivona, Canacona, Nagarcem-Palolem , Molcornem and Cacora. Apparently, there are a great number of cases pending before South Goa authorities seeking regularization of area encroached upon.

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ShOrT TaKES Osteoporosis camp held

Dr Anna Monteiro examines patients at a free osteoporosis camp organised by Mapusa Navyuvak Mandal and Youth Hostel Association of India and Union Pharmacy at Mapusa.

PANJIM (HND): A free bone checkup osteoporosis camp, organised by Mapusa Navyuvak Mandal and Youth Hostel Association of India-Mapusa unit was held at Sirsat hall, Mapusa. This camp was sponsored by Union Pharmacy and Pharmed India Ltd. In all, 270 people took benefit of the camp. Technicians Hemant Tiwari and Santosh Thakur checked the bone density of the patients through BMD machine. Dr Keith Gomes, Dr Aditya Mulgaonkar, Dr Anna Monteiro examined the patients. Amit Chandelkar of Pharmed India, Anant Dharwadkar of Mapusa Navayuvak Mandal, Gaurish Dangui and Deepak Dangui of Youth Hostel, Priya Desai and Anagha Dalal from Union Pharmacy were also present.

Skill development program

PANJIM (HND): Agriculture department in association with Sesa Goa and the Vishwanath Gude memorial trust organised a two-month skill development program at the agriculture department’s Kalay farm. The program was conducted with an aim to impart enhanced skills to the school drop-outs in contemporary methods of coconut-harvesting, budding and grafting techniques, manuring, mushroom cultivation, vegetable cultivation practices and packaging, handling of agricultural machinery and their maintenance and multiplication of ornamental plants. Harvesting of coconuts is on the decline due to reduced availability of coconut-tree climbers and youth taking up other lucrative employment. To obviate this the Agriculture department tied-up with Sesa Goa Ltd, which as a part of it’s CSR initiatives, provided each trainee with a kit of agricultural tools consisting of coconuttree climbing device, a pruning secateur, a budding and grafting knife. The department also paid a stipend of Rs 3000 to each of the trainees who attended the program. Speaking on the occasion, agriculture director Satish Tendulkar advised the youth to take advantage of such programs and informed that the department also aims to introduce many more programs in the future. GM-HSEC of Sesa Goa Mahesh Patil said that the importance of agriculture can never be underestimated and the youth must combine adoption of improved techniques such as the coconut tree-climbing device with an entrepreneurial approach such as self-help groups to achieve economic sustenance.

Computer courses

PANJIM (HND): Short and long term computer courses for students will begin at Cyberkids Computer Academy. The academy is imparting specialised courses for children, small batches with latest training methodology and technology couple with state of the art equipment and software. Visit us at 13B, #Kamat Arcade, near Ganesh temple, St Inez, Panjim. Tel: 2423233/9822122030.

Senior citizens honoured

PWD bound to release sufficient water to Porvorim: Narvekar HERALD CORRESPONDENT PORVORIM, APRIL 16

Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar has stated that as per the directives of the High Court, the Public Works Department is bound to release water to Porvorim and surrounding areas at least for one hour daily at high pressure. He was addressing at the villagers meeting held in the premises of Srimati Sunandabai Bandodkar High School, Salvador-do-Mundo, on Thursday evening. Residents of Salvador-doMundo at the meeting complained to Narvekar that they are facing acute shortage of water these days. Residents of Paitona said they are getting water for only 15 minutes and that too at a low pressure. “We have made several complaints to PWD (water division) at Porvorim, but in vain. The PWD do not supply water in tanks also,” complained the villagers. PWD Assistant Engineer Prakash Surlikar said due to the power problem at Padosem, there was short supply of water to Porvorim during the last 15 days. “With regard to water supply in tanks, the villagers will have to make the request in writing to the PWD,” informed Surlikar. Narvekar said as per the directives of the High Court, the PWD is bound to release water to Porvorim and surrounding

PANJIM (HND): In a unique way, Prince Jacob honoured the senior citizens of Recreational Centre, Pedda-Margao by inviting fifty-five senior citizens of the centre to witness his show ‘Aiz Aum Faleam Tum’ at Ravindra Bhavan as special invitees. Prince Jacob dedicated the show to the senior citizens, which is based on seven real life stories. The senior citizens were very emotional and it touched their heart. Price Jacob has been able to feel the pulse of those faced with such circumstances and project it in a convincing manner. Both sides have been presented in a balanced manner with lighter moments to ease the tension. It will serve as an eye opener to all and also open thought provoking process. This social message will greatly bring change in attitude. The senior citizens were very grateful to Prince Jacob for his magnanimous gesture and spent a fruitful and entertaining evening.

Mother Teresa’s film launched

PANJIM (HND): A film based on the life story of Mother Teresa, which aims to inspire people to live for others rather than live for one's own self was launched to mark 100th birth anniversary celebration of Mother Teresa. The film is a Maiden Carneiro Multi Media production. Fr Nevel Gracias, a renowned tiatr personality, unveiled the movie poster on Mother Teresa in the presence of MLA Dayanand Narvekar and Director of Information and Publicity Menino Peres, at a function held at ESG. Speaking on the occasion, Narvekar appreciated the efforts put in by Milagres to produce a film on Mother Teresa. He said we tend to forget the good that people do, but it is through the efforts of individuals such as Milagres that good people are remembered. He stressed the need for production of quality films by Goan producers like old Konkani movies Amche Noxib and Nirmonn. Menino Peres said that there is no dearth of film culture in Goa which is evident from Goans shining in many film productions outside the State. He said the scheme introduced by the Goa government for extending financial assistance for production of films to local filmmakers was stopped but now it will be revived soon. Fr Nevel Gracias said that Mother Teresa was respected by the people of all faiths from around the world. He hoped that the film will inspire people to work for good cause. Producer Milagres Carneiro said that Mother Teresa inspired him when he was 15 years old and that made him to write an operetta and a tiatr on her life and now a film as well. Writer and Director Mahesh Rane said that Mother Teresa was not only a mother of a family but was also the mother of humanity.

Aldona MLA Dayanand Narvekar delivers cheques to vegetable vendors at Salvador-do-Mundo. Photo by Anil Shankhwalker

areas at least for one hour daily at high pressure. “If the residents do not receive the water, then they should register their complaints with the PWD,” said Narvekar. The villagers also demanded additional mini bus service along the Panjim-TordaSocorro-Mapusa route via Ucassaim. “At present, only one KTC bus is plying along the route. The existing bus is very irregular and when it breaks down, the villagers, especially school children and office goers, faces a lot of hardships,” they added. Narvekar advised the villagers to send a letter to Kadamba Transport Corporation with regard to additional bus service and he would speak to the KTC authorities.

Issues regarding widening of some internal roads in the village, erection of electricity poles, etc, were also discussed at the meeting. Later, Narvekar laid the foundation stone for ‘Renovation of Nallahs (3 nos)’ at Paitona, the cost of which is estimated to be Rs 93.73 lakh. On the occasion, Narvekar distributed cheques of Rs 5,000 each to 17 vegetable vendors and of Rs 6,200 each to six villagers towards house repairs. Salvador-do-Mundo Sarpanch Gautami Sawant, Water Resource Department Chief Engineer S T Nadkarni, Executive Engineer P B Badami and panch members of Salvador-do-Mundo panchayat were present on the occasion.


Educationist John to be felicitated Prince Jacob along with some of the senior citizens of Recreational Centre.


Konkani binds Goans: Churchill PWD Minister Churchill Alemao said that Konkani language binds Goans together and therefore the march of Konkani towards achieving more films to its credit is praise worthy. Alemao was speaking after he launched a new Konkani colour cinemascope feature film ‘Uzvadd’, written and produced by R Nagraj under the Holy Spirit Films banner in the premises of the St John the Baptist Church, Carambolim. Churchill Alemao sounded the muharat clap board, M S Davan Rivonkar directed the first shot and Chief Executive Officer of Entertainment Society of Goa Manoj Srivastava switched on the camera. Further, Alemao said that many Goans still read and write in the Roman Konkani script and therefore there is need to promote roman script too. He said the Chief Minister has been very generous to the


Educationist and headmaster of Our Lady Mother of the poor h i g h school, Tila m o l , Quepem John F Mendonsa (Baban) will be felicitated for his contribution in various fields like education, culture, cooperative movement and sports, on the occasion of his 60th birthday on April 25. He has been a teacher since 1977 and headmaster from 2004, a member of Board of Studies (Konkani) of Goa Board of secondary and higher secondary education for eight years. Mendonsa has also been a member of Konkani text book committee of Std VIII to X. He is also associated with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and has prepared a bridge course for Class V. He also received the best resource person award of CCRT in 1991. Mendonso is also the recipient of late Felicio Cardozo award for Konkani teacher from Konkani Bhasha Mandal and was a jury member of translation committee of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. Besides his contribution in the education sector, Mendonso was the vice-chairman of Madgaum school complex cooperative credit society, member of governing council of Diocesan Society of Education, member of Konkani magazine Uzvad, among others.

Freedom fighters asked to furnish names for honour Every year the State celebrates ‘Revolution Day’ on June 18 and on the occasion, Freedom Fighters are honoured by the Governor and Chief Minister at Azad Maidan, Panjim. In view of the above, the Freedom Fighters Association has informed that most of the freedom fighters have already been honoured and a few members may be left without honouring. Hence those freedom fighters who are not yet honoured on June 18 should contact the Under Secretary (Home), Home Department (General), Secretariat, Porvorim, along with documents/PPOs copy latest by April 21, in order to scrutinise their names for obtaining approval of the government.

Natekar to attend meet of Vaishya community HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 16

Gurudas B Natekar President of Goa Vaishya Federation will attend the quarterly meeting of the Federation at Haridwar scheduled on April 18 to discuss the issue pertaining to political views and finance. Gurudas Natekar is called to attend the meeting to take part in the debate particularly in the political sector. Vaishya community consists of 24 crore people and in Goa there are 1.5 lakh people.

CM to open sub-registrar office at Mormugao HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 16

PWD Minister Churchill Alemao sounds the clap board to launch the new Konkani colour cinemascope feature film ‘Uzvadd’. Fr Conceicao D’Silva and Philomeno Barretto are present.

cause of Konkani in Roman script and has provided lot of assistance for its promotion. He complimented the writer producer of the film R Nagraj and assured support for the film. The lyrics are also written by R Nagraj, cinematographer is R

Aradhya and music is provided by C R Robby. Fr Conceicao Silva welcomed the gathering and later proposed a vote of thanks. ESG CEO Manoj Srivastava, Director of Goa Sewerage Corporation Philomeno Barretto were also present.

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will inaugurate the office of SubRegistrar at Mormugao on the ground floor at Karma Empress, near Kadamba bus stand, Mormugao on April 17at 5.30 pm. Minister for Revenue and Civil Supplies Jose Philip D’Souza, PWD Minister for Churchill Alemao, Sports Minister Manohar (Babu) Azgaonkar, MMC Chairperson Shekhar Khadapkar and councillor Arnold Rego will be present.

Hybrid solar refrigeration technology unveiled HERALD CORRESPONDENT MARCEL, APRIL 16

Hybrid Solar Refrigeration Technology, especially developed for milk storage, was unveiled at Shree Sahakari Dhudh Vyavasaik Sangh, Savoi Verem, one of the Goa Dairy’s milk collection centers. According to reports, the solar-powered milk chiller technology is first in the world and is developed by Promethean Power Systems, an American company, based at Pune. Goa Dairy Chairman Mhadav Sahakari said the solar-powered milk chillers will prove beneficial to dairy farmers and are cost effective. “The contemporary chillers, which run on electricity, are costlier compared to this solarpowered unit,” said Sahakari.

“We have dairy centers to collect milk from dairy farmers all across the State and most often it used to decompose when transporting from distance places. Later with the help from the State and Centre, we introduced bulk milk chillers to store milk at low temperatures, which saved a lot of milk,” informed Sahakari. “Bulk milk coolers costs around Rs 7.5 lakh, whereas the solar-powered milk chillers can be obtained as low as Rs 23 lakh. This will in turn benefit our dairy farmers a lot,” added Sahakari. Promethean Power Systems Co-founder Sam White said:“I hope our invention will help Goa Dairy to expand in the regions, where farmers are unable to sell milk in organized

dairy. The solar-powered milk chillers can store bacteria-free milk for two days at collection centres.” Adds another Promethean Power Systems Co-founder Sorin Grama: “It will take a year before we make available this unit in the market. We will work on the improvisation and will monitor its functioning. Prices will depend on the type of storage facility and can go as low to Rs 3 lakh.” “Dairy farmers in the State can avail subsidies on solar equipments, which will reduce the price,” added Grama. Home Minister Ravi Naik and Priol MLA Deepak Dhavlikar urged the youth to take up dairy farming business instead of running after government jobs.

Flood-hit people yet to be rehabilitated in Canacona HERALD CORRESPONDENT CANACONA, APRIL 16

Nearly seven months have gone by, but the flood-affected people from Canacona continue to draw the attention of government authorities towards rehabilitation and clearing the flood mess. A memorandum was submitted to the Canacona Deputy Collector on Thursday to speed up flood-related works, including financial assistance to the affected people before the onset of monsoons. The Canacona Citizens Committee in the memorandum brought to the notice of taluka’s chief that corrective works like removal of huge accumulated silt and uprooted

trees from Galgibaga and Talpona rivers have not been cleared and pose danger for future floods. “This is likely to create severe problems and even more floods, if it is not attended before the monsoons,” said Krishna Dessai, one of the signatories to the memorandum. The memorandum also asked the administration to quickly ensure that every person who has been affected during the October 2 floods get their due rehabilitation, as there is widespread criticism of seriously affected people left out and not getting their dues. Jitendra Amshekar, Vallabh Tengse, Khushali Velip and Dr

Diwakarji Velip are some of the signatories to the memorandum, copy of which was also handed over to Canacona Mamlatdar. It may be recalled that Chief Minister Digambar Kamat during one of his recent visit to the taluka had assured that he would hold a final confabulation with the district administration while simultaneously meeting the affected people at taluka’s headquarters, whose requests for flood relief have not been complied with so far. Sources informed that citizens continue to eagerly await chief minister’s visit to the taluka headquarters to resolve their claims as flood victims.

Advanced refresher training course HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 16

The Maritime School, Britona will start the 70th batch of Advanced Refresher Course of 45 days duration for the deck and engine room department crew working on Inland Vessels from June 1. Prescribed application forms for the courses will be issued at the Maritime School Office Counter from April 19. Candidates desiring to enroll for the above course may submit their applications giving bio-data and other particulars like educational qualifications, age, certificate of competency, experience, language known, etc, with relevant attested copies of certificates, at the

school counter on or before May 14. Further, it may be noted that candidates who have passed VII standard and above shall not be eligible for the above Advance Refresher Courses. The candidates who have lower grades of competency certificates such as Serang, 2nd Class Master, 2 Class Engine Driver, 1st Class Engine Driver and desire to appear for higher grades of competency certificates such as 2nd Class master/1st Class Master, 1st Class Engine Driver/Inland Engineer respectively, are eligible to undergo this Advanced Refresher Course as per their discipline.

UPCOMING EVENTS Chorao forum meet

PANJIM (HND): The Chorao Civic and Consumer Forum (CCCF) will hold its monthly meeting on April 18 at St Bartholomews High School, Chorao at 4.30 pm. Among the issues to be discussed are national rural health care mission and health care facilities in Chorao, Year of the Road 2010, role of traffic wardens in road safety and traffic management, hurdles faced by islanders on the use of emergency service ‘108’, awareness on vector borne diseases, Goacan awareness drive on rights of flat owners, proposals for the first ordinary Gram Sabha and follow-up on the resolutions passed at the previous Gram Sabha, Critical Wildlife Habitat status for Dr Salim Ali Bird sanctuary and shortage of water supply on the island by PWD. Other service related issues such as ferry, transport, BSNL, electricity and other consumer related issues will also be discussed.

Health check-up camp

PANJIM (HND): Pilerne panchayat in association with Berger Becker Coatings Pvt Ltd will organise a free health check-up camp in the panchayat hall on April 18, from 8.30 am to 1 pm. Doctors specialising in kidney, heart, diabetes, hypertension (blood pressure), obesity, dental, gynaec, orthopaedic, ENT, eye, pediatric, etc will be available for consultation during the above period. Villagers are requested to make good opportunity of the camp by attending in large numbers, preferably on an empty stomach.

Expo on visual aids

PANJIM (HND): The Goa College of Home Science will organise a mini-exhibition of the visual aids development by the students as a part of the course in nutritional assessment and education (practical) during this academic year, on April 19, from 10.30 am onwards at the college premises. Dr Amit Dias, Lecturer Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, will deliver a keynote address on ‘Nutrient Intervention Strategies - Important and Implication’. On this occasion, a booklet of low-cost nutritious recopies development by the students will be released. There will also be a presentation by the students.

Awards presentation

PANJIM (HND): Directorate of Art and Culture will hold the presentation ceremony of Yuva Srujan Puraskar (Navsarjan Chetana Puraskar) on April 20 at Dinanath Mangueshkar Kala Mandir, Kala Academy, Panjim at 3.30 pm. Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will be the chief guest and will felicitate the awardees. There will be an entertainment programme by Dilip Dargalkar and comedian Domnic and Luis Bachan.

Embroidery panel expo

PANJIM (HND): Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will inaugurate a 5-day embroidery panel exhibition at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao from April 20 to 24, which is organised by Directorate of Museums, Panjim, Goa State Social Welfare Board, Panjim and Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. President of Kalasri Mahila Mandal Asha Kamat will be the guest of honour while Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava will preside over the function.


PANJIM (HND): The International Centre-Goa and Alliance Francaise, Panjim will organise Earth Day on April 22 at the International Centre, Dona Paula. The programmes for the day include tree plantation at ICG, exhibition of posters, drawing competition on the theme ‘Save Earth’. The competition will be in 3 categories: upto 12 years, 12 years to 16 years and above 16 years. There will be screening of ‘Saimakade Samvad - dialogue with nature’ – a film by Rajeshree Bandodkar Karapurkar. This is an animated film with the theme of threats to our environment at its centre. So also, there will be screening of Home – an environmentally conscious documentary by French photographer Yann-Arthus Bertrand and produced by Luc Besson. There will be a panel discussion on ‘Protecting our Earth’. Clinton Vaz will discuss on the best practices of waste management and Rajeshree Bandodkar Karapurkar on importance of living with nature.

At Goa Science Centre

PANJIM (HND): Goa Science Centre will celebrate Earth Day on April 22. To mark the occasion, various programmes and competitions for students and public will be organised at the centre. A written quiz on Planet Earth for high school students will be conducted on April 21 at 10.30 am. Students upto class X can participate in this competition. A special science film on Planet Earth will be screened in the auditorium of the centre at 4 pm on April 21 and 22. A popular science lecture on snakes of Goa with live demonstration will be delivered by Amrut Singh from Animal Rescue Squad, on April 22 at 10.30 am in the auditorium of the centre. Nature games will be conducted at 11.30 am followed by valedictory function and prize distribution.

POWEr ShUTDOWN APRiL 17 PILERNE: From 9 am to 5 pm. Areas affected are Moica waddo, Navetim, Volvaddo and surrounding areas. BICHOLIM: From 8.30 am to 2 pm. Areas affected are Joshibhat, Digne, Algaonkar Mining, Dempo Mining in VP Surla, Sonashi, Goa Mineral area in VP Kudne, MARCELA: From 9 am to 2 pm. Areas affected are dock, Tonca and bridge.

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Plot for sale in Majorda 928 Sqmt. @ 9000 per Sqmt. (Negotiable) Phone: 9623817082 (Bks)

Luxurious Villas for sale 3 BHK with swimming pool G u i r i m b r o k e r e xc u s e 9823521766 (21410) Villa for sale in gated complex of 13 villas at Arpora. Plot for sale at Calangute. Contact: Big Space Properties. M 9623502040 (CB)

Wanted second hand Flat DBR on first floor or ground floor, around Margao, between 10-15 lakhs. Contact: 9921347933 (BS)

Flat for sale 63 sqmtrs. in Porvorim 1km from NH-17 fully equipped with gym s/pool Elevator security in building compound with stilt parking possession in June 2010 immediate for sale price 22 lacs negotiable cash parties can contact 9923901776/ 9765321725 (21387) DBR flat for sale Arlem, Opp. The Chapel, 80 sq.mts. Interested person may contact: 9527734928 (Adn) 250 - 300m2 settlement Plots available for sale at Revora, Bardez, Goa @ Rs. 1500/m2. (8kms. from Mapusa / 4kms. from Binani Colvale & 2Kms. from Tivim). Contact: 9850450575, 9545008635, 9049909258, 9823056342. (Adt) 1 & 2 Bedroom Sea View Apartment, 3 Bedroom Row Villas, Shops with swimming pool, Elevator with backup generator, 24 hrs security, 5 min walk to the beach at Benaulim, Possession May 2010 contact: 2712000, 9049772000 (Cst)

PROPERTIES WANTED If anyone wants to sell his plot measuring 250-300m2 with clear title, in South Goa, kindly contact: 9503818712. (CM)

Wanted old house. Rowhouse in Panjim, Margao in any condition. Immediate finalisation. Contact: 8805584513. Brokers excuse. (CM) Wanted plot of 500 to 2000m2 in-around Margao with road access & clear title urgently 9822384854. (CM) Wanted old independent house with land compound wall, road access, clear title, anywhere in South Goa for immediate purchase 9049559887. (CM) Wanted property 500 to 5000 m2 with or without house in South Goa Contact 9823647765 (Cst) Wanted 1, 2 or 3 BHK flat or row bungalow for outright purchase or on rent in an around Margao, Aquem, Fatorda, Borda, Navelim brokers excuse 9975817781 (4000)




Godara Packers & Movers Car Transportation specialist, household packing, loading/unloading, transportation, local shifting, insurance facility. All India Ser vice. Contact: 9370663341, 9420687350, 0832-3293340 (CB)

Wo r k f r o m H o m e U S Multinantional looking for serious people work part time/ full time without affecting your present occupation great earning potential full training and support provided proven system in 60 countries now in your area Call: Ms. Liz Anne, Mobile 9325525708 / 9892171608. Email: (Int)

Opportunity unlimited extra income!!! Ambitious men / women work from home / office part-time without disturbing present job, profession, business. Vijay 9096033709. (CM) We train for excellent business opportunity earn high Income specially for retired ex-banker’s teachers housewife’s fresh graduates returned NRI’s contact 9923409528/9823680608/927 3432317 (21502)

Website Designing Packages. Budget Website 6000/-, Economy 10,000/-, Deluxe 15,000/-, Animated 20,000/-, Photography 5000/-, Domain + Server + Emails + Hosting. 9850472932 / 9372049214 (BS)

Portuguese Nationality / passport professional advice. Documentation/attestations & filling of processes in Lisbon. Correspondence and handling all old processes 1 including obtaining Boletim/Assentos de Nascimento/Casamento/Obito from CRC, Lisboa. Jet International Travels & Tours, Borda, Margao. 9422063724, 2700264, 2700265, 2712938, portuguese nationality @hotmail. com (Emm) Earn extra high income working from home great earning potential realize your financial dreams, experience not required Flora/Mario 9822134180 (Cst) Swimming pool designing & construction, fountains, jacuzzi, steam, sauna, waterfalls, filters, accessories & chemicals. Southern Pools Ph. 6455243, 6452034, 9823605885, 9850421246. email - w e b s i t e : (21210) Agarwal Packers & Movers India’s No. 1 Company since 1987. For tension free shifting Call Goa: 0832-6001500, 9326101181 (CB)

8.1/2 “dia borewell for water resources for agriculture farms, lodging ,garden and for domestic use gentleman service contact Pawar 9423041293 (SD) Peter Wolf Pools – We design build swimming pools of International Standards at one third the price. Accessories – TCC90, Allam, Brush, Net, Telescopic Pole, Underwater Lights, Pumps, Filters, etc. Call: 9422456188 / 2472648. (21134) Required for Mobile Company, Vacant/Terrace/Agricultural Land for Installation of Towers, Rent 40000/- P.M. Advance 9 Lakhs Khan Gold Care Government approved 08802001208, 08802001207, 08802001206, 08802001205. (Int) Habitat TM (The one stop shop for all your soft furnishings) now introduces India’s best Mattresses Snoozer TM (Invest in your sleep) & Tempur (Memory foam mattress NASA approved). Call 2278726 / 3207324 Mapusa – Parra Road, Carrasco Vaddo, Parra Bardez. (GC) Are you earning what are worth. Earn extra income, International Co. work part/full time. Housewife/Students/Retired/Working/Business. Shreya 9822154477 / 9823204559 (Ind)

Vacation courses in beautician, tailoring, candle making, sof t toys, chocolate making & variety of painting. Ph: 9923146577. (CM) Crash Course in Hair & Beauty Care for future Beautician. For further details contact: Shofaz Beauty Parlour, Margao. 9890426317 (BS)


Dias Caterers, Catering for all occasions. Contact us for making all your celebrations more memorable. Ramesh – 9921930505, Selima – 9767694769 (Int) VISA SOLUTIONS all types of Indian Visa Extensions Company Fo r m a t i o n s R.B.I./ROC/TAX, Indian Citizenships PIO/OCI, Foreign Investment. Contact 9637169333, 9867541433, Email: visasolutionsgoa (Anc)

Available new 2 & 3 BHK Apartments / Row Houses in Colva and Margao. Kindly Contact 9850629522. Brokers Excuse. (BS)

Newly Constructed Modern flats for sale 2BHK area 90m2 with Balcony in Candolim near Sinquerim beach, Independent, parking Rs. 32,00,000/- Beckham call 9225904828 (21461)

For sale one bed apartment in Saipem near Candolim 58 sqm fully furnished 98019476413 (21469)

New generation 3-layer UPVC Roofing sheets, highly durable, excellent heat insulation, acid & alkali resistant, light weight, high impact s t re n g t h , n o n - f l a m a b l e . Colours: green, blue, beige, white. Sizes-2/2.5/3mts. Thickness-1mm, 2mm, 3mm. PriceRs.280/- per onwards. Contact: Mesquita Agencies, Margao. Ph: 3221251 / 2736637 (CM)


Urgently requires plots in Nerul, Reis Magoes, Arpora, Parra, Candolim, Anjuna, ready cash buyers. Quick finalization please contact with d e t a i l s 9960096513/9372095973. (Ind)

Wanted Bungalows, Old house, flats, shops, office, in Panjim, Caranzalem, Bambolim, Old Goa, Navelim, Nuvem, Majorda, Borda, Colva, Porvorim, Aldona, Mapusa, Calangute, Nerul, etc, Ferns Real Estate - 9822985203 2462732. (21522)

Relax and Rejuvenate Ayur vedic Body Massage, Ladies & Gents. Doorstep Services. Contact: Vicky – 9850640514. (DA)

We offer special discounts on all Obituary Advertisements: Death/Funeral Announcements/Month’s Mind/Remembrance/Anniversary Mass etc. etc on any Newspaper in Goa Contact::MCDONALD’S – 2250250, 9822101199.(MCD)

Available for immediate sale two, 2 BHK flats in heart of Margao both first-going cheap contact 9822169448, brokers excuse (DSN)

For immediate sale 4 BHK villa on 350 sqmts in Nagalli Hills Colony, Dona Paula and 550 sqmts plot in Aldea-deGoa, Bambolim plot (640) sqmts in Curca. Call: 2451363 / 09948098805 / 09848041000 (21475)

Wanted 2 or 3 BHK fully furnished flat in a good complex/society in and around St.Inez to Donapaula 25-30K c o n t a c t : 9403178255/6483150(21510)

Wanted a running restaurant on rent in South Goa. Interested parties call: 9764682369 (And)

260 mts. With house, 185 mts. Plot at Dhargal. Excuse from brokers. Contact8806476788 (Aks)

New, ready for occupation flat, shop, garage, facing wide main road, ample parking, at Ambaji – Margao, 1km distant from K TC. Contact: 9422442491. (CM)

Authentic Moghlai (Chicken / Mutton / Veg.) Dum Biryani & Gravy items available on order for Parties. Call: 9552550262 (Colva, Salcete Goa.) (BS)

Looking for Investors who are willing to invest to uplift the society & environment, earn reasonable returns. Email: (Adt)


Plot / Flat, NA fully developed Plot at Nessai. 312m2 @ 4500/- Vastu Flat 80m2, behind Rebello Hospital, Margao. Contact: 9561273286 (BS)

Royal Thai Saloon Spa Massage, colouring, bodycare, foot massage, All your requirement under one roof, you are welcomed, Navelim 08322728092 (Cst)



1 BHK flat for sale near Baga Marina Baga Beach area 55 Sq.mts Contact 9923786469, 9326102234 (21431)

Wanted 2 or 3 BHK fully furnished flat in a good complex/society in South Goa in and around Cansaulim to Colva or Margao. 20-25K Contact:9403178255/6483150(21510)

Urgently wanted rental / sale 1/2/3 BHK flats bungalows rowhouses in Margao, Aquem, Borda, Gogal, KTC, Colva, Navelim for ready clients. Continental Realtors 9527463241 (Anc)


Ready possession 3BHK rowhouse for outright sale all master bedroom, flat at Colva loan facility available for 1520n years. Contact Micon Realtors, S-1/2/3, Delia Residency, (next to J.J. Costa Hospital) near Rosary Church, Fatorda, Margao. Tel: 2749004 / 9823687944 / 9823811444. Email: / website: (CM)

Wanted for outright purchase 30 to 40 sqmt. Shop/godown, double height, around Panaji. Contact Cell: 9822689643 (21519)


Wanted bungalow or flat in or around Panjim or Mapusa on ownership basis urgently. Mob.: 9881588888 or 9881788888. (8000)

Its time to change yourself summer courses Hair & Beauty Call now !!! 9011070270 (Cst) Detectives “Cobra: also install Burglar alarms CCTV surveillance, video door phones, access control, metal detectors, vehicles search mirror, fire system. Call: 9822100422. www. cobrasecurity (20308) Computer Servicing @ 450/-, New PC @ 19990/-. Call Kamal 9503998279. (SD) Sewing Machine: Get your Sewing Machine repaired at your doorstep. Service Charges 200/-, multipurpose 250/-, Imported 300/-. Contact: Ansari - 9371544516. (BS)

DANCE Dance while you can! Ballroom dance classes conducted in Margao. Learn: Waltz, Jive, Cha Cha, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, etc. Contact: 9850109251. (CM) Fatima’s Ballroom dance classes holiday batches for children/adults in Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Chacha, Jive etc at Margao. Contact 9850454353 (Bks)

Crash-Course; Hindi - Science - Maths - English (VIII-IXX) Starts 22 April. Entire Syllabus completed, Tests conducted, Board Papers solved. (CBSE / NCERT) Students get to know your Syllabus even before Schools reopen. ALPHA TUTORIALS, Borda, Margao. 9822484673 / 2731416 (BS) Develop a spirit of cooperation in yourself & in your team! Attend a training program on Kyosei, a Japnese concept of team management at Albert Hall – Leonoras – Verna on the 18th of April, 2010, f ro m 9 . 3 0 a m - 5 p m . C a l l : 9923054849 right now for registrations! Seats limited. (CM) Learn to play Keyboards / Guitar within 8 days. Sounds impossible. Only believe. Call: 9850020830 (Margao). Play or take your money back. Praise Jesus. (CM) Crash Courses X (All subjects), XII (Maths), UGAT (BBA, BCA), XAT (MBA) by experienced faculties. 100% success. Contact: National Academy, Margao. 9422390200 / 9326135170. (CM) Learn Russian language. We offer Basic, Intermediate & special course for Hospitality & Tourism professionals. Study material are given. Contact: 9561691747. (CM) Violin classes (Beginners) in Porvorim and Arpora, one month, thrice a week, starting 3rd May. Registration 1500/contact 9637628226, 9765795342 (21425) N.E. Diniz Music Institute, Margao (Regd). Crash courses - suitable batches. Organ, Guitar, Drums, Violin, Singing in Voices, Theor y, Solfege. 2738645 / 9545924235 / 9850459507. (CM) Direct X, XII, B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, M.A, M.Com, M.Sc, B.Ed, D.Ed, B.B.A, B.C.A, B.Tech, D.Tech, Exam in Goa. May2010. Ramnath Damodars, Kurtarker Classic A/7, near Power House, Margao. Ph: 6953324 / 2753747 (CM) Learn to speak Russian high income big jobs don’t miss, private tuitions batch available Contact 9881074507 / 9657962496 (Cst) Cookery Classes. Going away from home? Learn to cook. Quick, yummy and also exotic dishes. Call: 2451363 / 09948098805 / 09848041000. (21475) Diploma in Yoga & Ayurveda Therapy correspondence courses Contact Ph: 09495479134, 9730508369 (21426) Peter Nazareth’s Music School prepares students for Trinity College exams in various instruments. Has the best of facilities. Phone : 2253936. (Adt) Crash Course: Hindi - Science - Maths - English (VIII, IX, X) Entire syllabus completed even before Schools reopen. Contact:9822484673. Experienced Faculty, AC Classroom. (BS)

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Summer classes for children in drawing and yoga in Nagalli Hills Colony, Dona Paula Call: 2451363 / 09948098805 / 09848041000. (21475)

Perfect Matrimonials. Marriages for all castes, religion. All under one roof. Complete satisfaction guaranteed. Contact: 9766540426. (CM)

Aroma candles for sale. Interested Parties, Hotels, Boutiques, Supermarkets. Email: (PR)

UGC/DEC. Govt. Recognized Distance Education. 10th/12th/M.Phil/ MBA/MCA/MSW/BCA/BBA/B.Co m,/MA/BA/Msc/Bsc/Executive M.B.A. 10th/12th fail. FY/SY pass or fail directly appear for Third Year Exam in 2010. June/December. Contact:- BCHE, Pissurlekar Towers, above Prince Furniture, Opp. Power Jim, St.Inez, Panaji. Tel - 2431014 / 9764234786 /9765565784 / 83 / 85 (PM)

Wide Proposal Bureau Mapusa has wide range m a t c h e s f o r B a c h elors / Spinsters. Abroad bachelors / are down. Call 9860026647. Your satisfaction our guarantee. (Adt)

Timber including Teak wood/Marath roofing members for immediate sale on “AS IT IS WHERE IT IS BASISS”. For inspection and quotations contact during office hours to Popular English High School, G o a - Ve l h a . 4 0 3 1 0 8 Te l : 2218219 (21497)

Wanted night roomboys for Capt. Lobo’s Beach Hideaway located in Baga/Calangute top salary offered year round employment accommodation and food Provided call 08322276103 and 9860230171 (KK)

Wanted supervisor stewards, waiters, cashier part-time boys attractive salary min qualifications XII Konkani, Marathi, English speaking boys preferred contact with bio-data & Photograph the Manager Picnic A/c family Restaurant and Pub Chogm road, Porvorim Bardez Goa Ph: 2416503, 2410349/ 9823137349 (21517)

Required Account & Audit Assistants – Qualif. – BCom, computer knowledge is a must from in-around Margao preferred. Call: 9422063218 / 2701926. (CM)

Wanted urgently for food processing Unit, 4 Supervisor experience, 12th pass 4 helpers experience. Attractive Salary offered. Walk in Interview from Monday 19/04/10, 11 a.m. to 3pm with application and 2photos. Contact: N.H.B. Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd. Near Ranbaxy, Plot No. 60,61 Madkai Industrial Estate. 2392033/9823807930 Raya Naik. (CB)

Vacancies in IT Company for Marketing Executives in Mapusa. Having knowledge of FMCG. Call 2734444, 9822553838 Email:- (CB)

L uxur y wedding car ’s Honda Accord, Civic, City etc. quality of service at its best Perry’s Wedding Car’s Margao 9890299255/2767832 (Cst)

Silver Institute of Fashion. Admission open for Tailoring, Embroidery, Candle, Beadwork, Paper Flower, Decorative Flower, Permanent Pleats, Pursemaking, Smoking, Crochet, Fruit / Vegetable Carving, Beautician. Specialist in Ladies Tailoring, Wedding Gown. Near Post Office, Abade Faria Road, Margao. 2710931 (BS)

Wedding car for hire contact Orwin Monteiro on P h o n e 2452528/9420686828 (21464)

Calligraphy Monday / Thursday, Drawing / Painting Tuesday / Friday, Thermocol Decorations Wednesday / Saturday. Special Discount for Children. Starting 19th April. 9822182052 (Margao) (BS)


Computer Courses 50% Discount Enroll for the best course this summer at Orbits Technologies, 3rd Flr. Above Tato Restaurant Margao, Ph: 2732615 / 9890347441 / 9860386761 (BS)

EntErtainmEnt Muzikbank – band with a difference on Saxaphone. Right choice for parties, hotel shows & specially for weddings. 9850472733 / 9503817629. (CM) “Fortune” the only pure live music band for weddings, bitshows. Also available thermacol hall decorations, centrepieces. Contact: 9881758017. (CM) Pure live band. MAJOR STRINGS with female vocalist available for weddings, dances, hotels, parties & all occasions. Contact: 9823951639 / 9922646430. (CM) Your Master of Ceremony C o m p e re f o r w e d d i n g s , Dances or any occasions. Contact friendly, pleasing Personality Savio Queiroz 9960609920, 9689915623, 08326698500. (21312) L.I.V.E. Music and DJ for all occasions, Weddings, Parties, Hotels etc. Also Jazz-Band available Goa’s exclusive oneman-band for Hotels, Weddings, Parties also accoustic S o l o , D u o , Tr i o . C a l l 9822181692. (CB) Brass band for all occasions. Weddings, parties, hotels, sports, festas, funerals. Phone (Margao): 9822121696. (DG)

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Fire extinguishers DCP /ABC, 5kg. ISI Marked, Govt. approved, 1year Warrantee, ISO Certified, Rs.1275/- VISION S A F E T Y, Ve r n a I D C , . 9326127464 / 2782095 / 2782443 (20468)

matrimonials Wedding cars, Mercedes (Merk), Sonata (Gold), Corolla, Honda City / Civic / Accord, undertaking decorations, cars for self drive. 9823966474 / 9421300462 / 2710262. (CM) We love Him because He first loved us Born-again Christian seek suitable bride for their only son age 32yrs. Call: 9552047711. (CM) GRC Bachelor (Brahmin) 1971/5’5”. working, well educated, invites alliance from well educated, God fearing GRC Brahmin/Chardo Spinster. Contact 9503797710. (21521)

Royal Luxur y wedding Car’s St. Anthony wedding cars on hire Sonata (Gold) white and Sonata (Gold) Black, Margao 9822719468, 9765856465 (Cst)

Conybio products available for Joint/Back pain/Knee/Ankle/Elbowbrace/Belt/Socks/Conytakara/Al kaline-Water and for Heart Lungs Kidney Skin Ailments Call: 9323500202 / 9320545474 (21250) 100% Ayurvedic Treatment for Sexual Problem: *Impotency, *Erection Problem, * S m a l l Pe n i s , * Q u i c k Dishcharge, *Infertility, *Night Fall, *Piles, *Fistiela Fissar, *Siphiles, *Hydrocele (Bigtestis), *Urine Stone. Contact Ayurveda Clinic, Opp. Goa Maldesh Garage, Vaddem, Vasco. Mobile: 9921252301 / 9823119566. (SD) Ayurvedic Treatment – Quickdischarge, Nightfall, Impotency, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Infertility, Small/curved Penis. 100% successful treatment. Ask for Lingvardhak free and one course of Medicine for expected retention and to make the organ 2”-3” long, fat, straight. Tuku Clinic, Cyber Zone Internet, Shop: AS-9, Silver Tower Bldg., behind Vishant, Aquem, Margao, 9822155821 (DA) (Ayurvedic Dr. Palash) Secret Sexual Diseases, *Infertili t y, * Q u i c k D i s c h a r g e , *Impotency, *Nightfall, *Loose Penis, *Erection problem (Without operation *Piles, *Fistula, *Fissure). Ponda Clinic, Below Café Bhosle, Ponda & Tanu Clinic, Near Bar Corner, Malim – Betim, Panaji. Appointment – 9881889650, 9673094890. (CB) Biswas Clinic Specialist Piles, Fistula, Fissures, Hydrocele, Hernia, Sexual diseases. Without operation permanent cure. Dr. C. K. Biswas, Opp. Sitara Motors (Bajaj Showroom), Navelim Road, Margao & Braganza Resort Complex, Near Baga circle, Calangute. Appointments: 9823352749 / 9421744647 / 2706765. (DA) Treatment with Challenge - Sexual disability, Quick discharge, Nighfall, Short bend loose penis problems, Less Sperm counting, Penis infection, Piles, Fistula, Urine stone, Diabetes & Rheumatism. Contact: 9158059015 / 9765329439 / 9860022193 / 6484068. (DA)

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For sale wooden teakwood bed, Godrej cupboard, showcase, sofa set, portable DVD player, kitchen stand, Eterno S c o o t e r, e t c . C o n t a c t : 9422847006 (Cst) Garage sale – Home Theatre (Denmark – new), Wooden Cabinet for car speakers, Compressor - Greaser, household, glassware, novels, books, comics, etc. on Sunday 18/04/10, from 9.30am 12.30pm at Lourenco Plaza, behind Suzuki Showroom, Borda, Margao. Mob: 9637892711. (CM)

Beautiful pair of stained glass chandeliers and 2 skylites for sale. Owner going abroad, Ph. 9096377419 (21488)

Wanted Office/Accounts Assistant with minimum 1 year experience knowledge of tally, residing around Margao apply in own handwriting to USHA Stores, Grace Church building Margao. (Int) Wanted live in or live out maid for a family in Porvorim salary 3,500 contact 9689130123 (21513)

misC WantEd Don’t exchange old batteries (we pay good price) we sell new batteries new invertors any big factory setup inverters 9011445339 (21430)

For a reputed Travel Comp a n y b a s e d i n M i r a m a r, Tour/Airport Reps: Pleasant personality with minimum qualification of 12 std, having good communication skills, and good knowledge of Goa, Should be willing to work odd/late hours. Email: (PR)

We buy all types of vehicles any model any make 4 wheeler, 2 wheeler or scrap vehicle (Sold by owner only) 9850729255 (21430) Collector wants old copper, silver, gold coins and old notes/paper money. Contact:9923987427 (PR) Wanted scrap A.C. Air-conditioner fridge 2 wheeler, 4 wheeler Hotel’s scrap etc we collect 9011445339 (21430)

musiCal instrumEnts Imported Guitar workstation Digitech GNX for sale 10 effects 65 factory presets 5 footswitches tuner CD jamming input memory card input drum machine & multifunctions, made in U.S.A. Contact: 9764267394. (CM For sale, PSR 413 keyboard only one month old. With bill & warranty – 15,000/-. 9552350258. (CM) Learn Drums in 12 classes (guaranteed). Learn Keyboards at home - 9822130576 / DDrum Triggers and Korg-01 for sale. (BS)

PErsonal Available caretaker’s to take care of Nursing mother, Born babies, elderly and sick people Contact: Blue Cross S e r v i c e s 9890237558/3233814 Merces Panjim (21302)

PEts & livEstoCks Available Fawn Labrador male puppy 45 days old, strong muzzle, heavy boned, excellent companion for kids. Contact-9823077679 / 9823007679. (Aks)

PhotograPhy , Professional Photography & Video. Specialised in weddings, conferences, events. Ph: 09823473737. (CM)

shiPPing Sea Scan Maritime foundation conducts DG Shipping G o v t . o f I n d i a a p p ro v e d STCW’95 (FPFF, PST, PSSR, EFA & OTF courses). Pkg of four courses fees Rs. 10,000/- only Indos no’s issued after the completion of courses for booking. Contact 2423409 /10, 9822132034, Margao booking office 2732706. (20368) DG Shipping Govt of India approved STCW 95 even Passenger Familiarization Courses can be done in 12 days with INDOS Number. New rates for Panama CDC - 14000/-, Liberian CDC - 19000/- Booking available. Contact: 6555374, 9987678131 / 9209266294 (BS)

situations vaCant Wanted Storekeeper & Male to work at the office around Margao. Min. experience 2years. Contact: 9421300462 / 9823966474. (CM)

For a reputed Travel Company based in Miramar, requires Manager Operations: graduate with 4-5 years experience in a travel company, with experience in reservations and handling co-ordination of transport and rep activities. Should be able to lead a team, be self motivated and go getting Email: (PR)

Require urgently computer operator cum cashier for retail shop, having Accounts, knowledge (Tally) experience 6 months. Salar y 4000/o to 5000/- candidates staying in around Margao will be preferred walk in interview at Ambica below Osia Multiplex, Margao. 9823952400, 2704779, 6690254 (Anc) Gaming Staff (M/F-20-30) for South Goa graduate (Any steam fluent in English, good math3matical skill and pleasant personality contact Phone: 6483150 email: (21510) GR/Mktg. Supervisor (M/F 20-30) For South Goa Graduate with 2-3 years experience, good communication skill, pleasant personality contact: Phone: 6483150 (21510) Wanted Computer Operator for Vistar Honda. Panjim Walk-in-interview at 10.30 am. Contact no.: 08326641139/6644867/976233066 1 (21508) Wanted 1. Chinese Cook 2. Assistant Chinese Cook 3. Kitchen Helpers. Contact: Hotel Menino Regency, Near Jama Masjid, Panjim-Goa. Walk-in-interview on 17th & 19th April 2010 between 10.30 am to 2 pm and 4pm to 6 pm. (21515) Wanted a Chinese Cook in Chinchinim, food & Accommodation free, good salary. Contact: 9921479173/9764267917 (Cst) Urgently required staff preferably female for a Christian Channel having knowledge of the Bible, Languages known Konkani, English. Interested candidates may apply with biodata email: (21516) Office Incharge (Female) required for Margao branch to look after sales & billing, X/XII pass, resident of Margao or nearby areas. Apply with complete bio-data, testimonials & recent photograph to: Kamla Trading Corporation, Vasant Vihar Appts., Opp. Borkar Super market, N.D. Naik street, Aquem-Margao. Tel: 2420533, 2224668. (Vks) Wanted following persons are urgently required for an industry located in South Goa Boiler-Class II, Welders-Preference for experienced Argon welders, Electricians- Industrial (Operational area-High/Low tension/pump set/panels etc., fitters- I.T.I. (Mechanical). Contact: 9822101149 (CB)

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Wanted Urgently for food processing unit- Accountant BCom with computer knowledge, four years experience & Store keeper with four years Experience. Attractive salary offered. Walk in Interview from Monday 19/04/10, 11am to 3pm with application and 2 photos. Contact N.H.B. Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd. Near Ranbaxy Madkai Industrial Estate. 2392033/9823807930 (CB) Wanted Urgently for food processing unit- Male/female packers, Rs. 120 per day and more. Walk in interview Monday 19/04/10, 11am to 3pm with Application and 2 Photos. Contact N.H.B. Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd. Near Ranbaxy , Plot 60,61 Madkai Industrial Estate. 2392033/9823807930 R a y a Naik. (CB) Wanted Urgently for food processing unit, 2 Drivers with professional Medium Driving Licences, 2 years Experience. Walk in interview from Monday 19/04/10, 11am to 3pm with Application and 2 Photos. Contact N.H.B. Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd. Near Ranbaxy , Plot 60,61 Madkai Industrial Estate. 2392033/9823807930 R a y a Naik. (CB) Cook wanted to cook Goan, Indian, Conti foods; Colva, South Goa. Call: 9881443960. (CM) Wanted live-in Housemaid for a small Catholic family in Margao. Salary Rs.2500 + travelling allowance. Regular increment. Call: 9823022194. (CM) Vacancies for independent Financial Advisors. With no investment & potential to earn thousands. Visit – Fernandes Investment Services, Margao – 2702030. (CM)

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Clergy Sex Abuse and Celibacy

Vol No CX No: 101 Goa, Saturday 17 April, 2010

Digging up the dirt


othing in today’s Goa polarises public opinion—and the media too— as a case filed against a leading politician, a former minister or an ex-chief minister. This holds true too in the case of the man who single-handedly built the BJP’s base in Goa, Manohar Parrikar. One has to concede that high-profile political cases—in Goa and elsewhere, but more so here—are certainly highly politicised. When Parrikar makes a case of there being a political vendetta against him, he is not far off-target. But then, this is a strategy repeatedly followed by our political class. Parrikar should know this; after all, when he was in power, MLAs and ex-ministers were faced prosecution and jail too. His regime saw cases on the “bank scam”, “power rebate scam”, “ticket scam” and there were MLA-landlords of being involved in a “land scam”. “Sex scams” were “worse than Jalgaon”, of course, till the politicians allegedly involved supported his government. Then too as now, action taken against politicians has been inversely proportionate to their proximity to power. Over the years, the leader of the Opposition has been seen as successfully building a support based in sections of the media. Today, that is perhaps paying off. We hear more about Parrikar’s protests on the action taken over the IFFI-2004 case, and less about what are the actual charges made against him in the first place. Even if politicised and hypocritical, the case against Goa’s Mr Clean in politics is an interesting one. From the citizen’s point of view, it would be vastly helpful if more politicians in power went on a retribution, and dug out the dirt on their predecessors. India’s investigation agencies can be second to none, if only they have the will to act. Unfortunately, most of the time they are kept on a tight leash by political and other interests who don’t want them to be too effective. Sad but true. Instead of focussing on the motives of why those in decision-making posts chose to act at this point of time, Goa needs to look more closely at the charges involved. Is there any truth in them? Were mistakes or malafides actually involved? It is time that we are more critical of political legends being built around some politicians, otherwise we would have to live with for long with mythologies in place of a critical analysis of the record of Goa’s political class. The torrent of praise for Goa’s first chief minister, Dayanand Bandodkar, which we are witnessing in his centenary year is a case in point. Surely, our politicians are human too? There are other aspects that arise here. If there really is a case against Parrikar, then why such a long delay before taking action. Anyway, at least belatedly it appears that someone is taking the probing of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s offices more seriously. For its part, it’s time the CAG looked more closely at more of the bigger issues which afflict Goa. For the former CM to raise technicalities about the CAG report is a sham. In the court of public opinion, the citizen simply needs to know whether there is truth in the CAG’s charges, who bungled, and why. Likewise, for it is illogical for Parrikar to argue that some current prominent Congress ministers (including CM Digambar Kamat) were his BJP-dominated Cabinet too. Either there is some guilt and complicity over IFFI-2004, or there is none. If there is none, then why should Parrikar attempt to drag in his former Cabinet colleagues? And, if there is really something wrong, then even the involvement of current-day Congressmen will not give an immunity to the actions of the chief minister who ruled Goa in 2004. We often assume that political instability is “bad” for the State of Goa. But if it results in politicians doing more to shed light on the misdeeds of those in power—past or present— then the bitterness that goes with the jostling for power might not be such a negative thing after all.

Parrikar CBI probe J.M. de Almeida, Alto Porvorim The Leader of the Opposition in the Goa Assembly Manohar Parrikar has exposed the rampant corruption in the Goa Government. He has unearthed multi-crore scams such as illegal mining, wanton destruction of forests, excise, power and real estate scams in which it is alleged that the chief minister, ministers and bureaucrats are purportedly involved. He has also provided facts and figures to prove that the minorities in Goa have been let down on the employment front, not only by the Goa Government but also by the elected representatives belonging to the minority com-

100 Years Ago


17 April, 1910 l To quote from the pages of history it is written that today in 1524 the Navigator Fernao Magalhaes was killed by the natives of the Islands of Philippines. l It has been reported that for the past 15 days, the cases of influenza with no fatalities, have somewhat abated in the surroundings of the District of Sanguem. l A tiger was killed with a rifle shot (Assonion) while assailing the Village of Veliem.

Through a provincial decree the moratorium until the next 30th was granted to enable the payments of debts sans any interest towards the delay, or fines, and costs of any litigation which at present are underway. l

l The Commander Schiel, a prisoner at the Island of Santa Helena, tried to escape from his imprisonment via a Dutch War Cruiser. However, he was apprehended and once again he is facing a re-trial.

It is important that we don’t disparage and try to destroy a very valuable spiritual instrument writes AVERTHANUS L. D’SOUZA


n the face of growing criticism of the Catholic Church in the wake of the revelations of the sexual abuse of minors by some clergy members, Catholics tend to react in one of the two ways. Some pretend that the problem isn’t as bad as portrayed by the media. Others question the wisdom of the discipline of clerical celibacythe hallmark of the Latin Church since the fourth century. Many Catholics who are swayed by emotions rather than objective assessment of the problem tend to confuse issues. There is an urgent need to sift the wheat from the chaff. Sex “abuse” inside the Catholic Church is not g new. Church history records that in the hoary past, clergy failed to live up to their commitment to celibacy. The sexual urge in humans is so strong and compelling, it takes more than a Herculean effort to resist it. In fact, it is the commonly held view of the Catholic Church that those – whether ordained or not – who desire to be chaste, seek the assistance of sanctifying grace which is available through the sacraments. Sinful humans, whether celibate or married, are required to restrain their biological “urges” for their own good and that of society. It must be remembered that the abuse of the sexual faculty is as prevalent inside the home as it is outside. Violence against children is horrifyingly widespread in our societies. It is clear that much of the problem results from the cultural values which have become the stable of our ‘liberal’ society. Liberalism (especially moral liberalism) has glorified the indulgence in sex as an acceptable social activity. There is no doubt whatsoever, that movements to “liberate” women (from what?) inevitably led to the condoning of indesirable sexual practices by children. Governments, especially in the “West,” removed legal restraints which were intended to protect children from premature indulgence in sexual activities, in schools and colleges. Studies have proven that teenage pregnancies have steadily risen since the 1960s and 1970s. This coincided with the “women’s liberation” movements in Europe and USA. What started as a demand for women’s suffrage soon snowballed into the “sexual revolution.” Instead of trying to stem unhealthy trends, we found that people, and the governments which they elected to power, actually fostered unrestricted sexual promiscuity in society. Today, in the U.S.A. for instance, teenage girls are legally entitled (in many States) to obtain

Tongue in cheek

Moral Considerations abortions without informing (forget getting the consent of) their parents. The education system has been corrupted to the extent that teachers dispense condoms to students in an effort to encourage them to indulge in “safe sex” instead of instructing them to refrain from sexual activity until marriage. Marriage a social institution, divinely ordained and a bulwark against moral and social decay, is under tremendous political and legal pressures. Divorce has been liberalized to such an extent that couples can now terminate their solemn vows by ‘mutual consent’. Society is being unravelled. All moral restraints essential to a healthy social life are being systematically undermined. After the ‘liberation’ of women, and the ‘sexual’ revolution,” marriage as a social institution is now being officially dismantled. Same sex unions and other forms of abhorrent and unnatural behaviour are being systematically promoted. This is accompanied by an aggression against all religions (the Catholic Church in particular) which oppose these regressive movements. The sex abuse scandals involving some clergy members should be seen within the larger sociological context of a decadent social milieu which

Learning the whole day


he other day my 12-year-old nephew showed me the headlines of a news item on the “Herald” which read “Full-day schooling on cards?” He seemed terribly upset at the thought of being in school the whole day long. I tried to pacify him by saying that according to the Central’s Government Right to Education ((RTE) Act, more stress needs to be put on long schooling hours. “If this is because of the Right to Education Act, then what about our right to play?” he retorted. Indeed, parents with tiny-tots who need to be sent to school every morning, know the difficulties they face in getting their brats out of bed, get them dressed and have their breakfast in time to catch the school bus. Most children detest going to school. They prefer to stay at home and watch T.V. shows and play with their neighbours’ children. But then even we adults, if given the choice, would prefer to stay home and not go to office. But then, the bitter truth is that we have to leave the comfort of our home either to go to school, college or work. So day in and day out, it is the same mundane routine. It is thus no surprise, that everyone looks forward to the weekend or the hol-

munity except Churchill Alemao and Aleixo Sequeira. Obviously this has adversely affected the nervous system of senior Congress leaders who have now resorted to CBI probe in respect to the expenditure on infrastructure for the International Film Festival of India in 2004. This is nothing but plain political vendetta to cause mental harassment for a man who I feel has changed the face of Panjim with many development activities which none had ever dreamt of. In fact, the allegations made by Parrikar on the various scams deserve an in depth CBI enquiry.

Lack of civic sense Pachu Menon, Margao The 14th of April was observed as National Fire Service Day and ironically the theme selected this year for Fire Prevention Week is ‘Our Commitment – Fire Accident Free Society’. I say ironical because on the very eve of the commemorative week, the major fire that engulfed a shop(s) in the New Market, Margao exposed the frailties in safety measures adopted for such eventualities. The lack of requisite numbers of hydrants, insufficient water pressure and faulty fire-fighting mechanisms are impediments that can indefinitely stall the disaster arresting exercises resulting in loss of lives and property. The norms laid down by the Directorate of Fire Services which call for the prerequisite of installing basic fire-fighting equipment for averting major disasters before issuing licences for shops and other business establishments is blatantly ignored and it is made to appear as if the strict compliance of these statutory obligations is nothing but a ruse by the fire department to harass the businessmen for pecuniary gains. But more than these hurdles it is the utter lack of civic sense that has caused tragedies. Let us take the Margao New Market complex for instance! At no time of the day are the aisles and passages within the market free for an easy thoroughfare. The closely clustered shops with half their wares cluttered out in the narrow passageways hamper movement. This is visibly more so during the festive seasons. In an effort to illuminate the dark

is undermining western society, and which has even extended its pernicious influence to Asian cultures. The attacks against the Catholic Church are not so much against the few guilty clergymen who have abused the trust reposed in them, but really attempts to discredit the Catholic Church. The level to which the media has descended in its efforts to defame the Church is a clear indication that their objective is something other than exposing the sexual deviance of some clerics who have become the excuse for the unmitigated assault against the Church itself. Efforts are being made to discredit Bishops, some of whom have admittedly made errors of judgement; even the Pope himself has been targeted. Sam Miller, a Jewish businessman from Cleveland, USA wrote in an article, that 10per cent of Protestant Ministers admitted to acts of paedophilia; 12per cent of 300 Protestant clergy surveyed admitted to sexual intercourse with parishioners; in the United Methodist Church 38per cent acknowledged other inappropriate sexual contacts; 41.8per cent of women clergy reported unwanted sexual behaviour. And only 1.7per cent of the Catholic clergy have been found to be guilty of paedophilia. So this is not a purely ‘Catholic’ problem. This is in no way a defence

of an indefensible problem. Even if one priest is found guilty of sexual misdemeanour it deserves the strongest condemnation. But, the underlying problem is that the sexual scandal inside the Catholic Church is being exploited as an opportunity to discredit the Church itself as an institution. Many Catholics, unfortunately, attribute the unacceptable behaviour of some priests to the fact that the rule of clerical celibacy is required by the Latin Rite Church. They have expressed opinions that clerical celibacy should be abolished. They are under the mistaken belief that if the Catholic clergy is allowed to marry, there will be no sexual misbehaviour. They are missing the essence of this discipline which goes back to the time of the Apostles. They also confuse celibacy with chastity. While celibacy demands chastity, chastity is also demanded within marriage and from Catholics who are not yet married. Chastity is a universal requirement, but celibacy is an ‘option’ which is freely chosen by those who wish to live a life of dedication to God and His Church. It is not possible to elaborate on the advantages of celibacy. It should suffice to draw attention to the fact that two of the greatest saints of the Catholic Church – St. Benedict, who is acknowledged as the founder of Catholic monasticism, and St. Francis of Assisi, were both laymen. Neither of them sought or received Ordination; yet they made celibacy one of the planks of their spirituality. Outside the Christian community, celibacy is highly regarded and strictly practiced by Buddhists, Jains, Hindus and many Hindu reformist movements. The RamakrishnaVivekananda movement, for example, have a celibate priesthood. Women who join the Brahmakumaris take a vow of celibacy, in addition to their other vows of poverty and obedience – just as Catholic nuns do. It is important that we do not disparage and seek the destruction of a very valuable spiritual instrument just because some of those who took the vow of celibacy have failed to live up to their commitment. They need to be helped and forgiven, as Pope Benedict XVI has explicitly stated. While submitting themselves to legal penalties, they should not despair of God’s mercy. Neither should we, as lay Catholics, decry the valuable discipline of priestly celibacy, which is greatly appreciated even by other Christian churches and by non Christian spiritual movements.

idays. Coming back to the full-day school, it must be considered a blessing in disguise for those parents whose little brats will be away in school the whole day long and leave them in peace. But then, I cannot help but feel sorry for the teachers who have to handle these little children the whole day long. The concept of the full-day school also brings in the mid-day-meal aspect into play. But then, children in various schools of the State have had a ‘bad taste’ of the mid-day meals as many of them fell sick after consuming these meals. What does a full-day school mean to the children? It naturally means keeping away from home, all the shouting, playing and pranks that they would indulge in and of course having their meals in the comfort of their dining-room and for some there is the afternoon nap. It is altogether another experience- eating from a plate at the dining table and eating from the tiffin-box at the school-desk. It is understood that in most parts of the country the school timing is 9 am to 4pm. One reason for this could be that the

students who attend 9 to 4 schooling are better equipped to handle a 9 to 5 job. But the big question is, do schools have the infrastructure to handle the students for such long hours. It is understood that in some schools in Goa’s villages, there are no proper toilets and that the students have to answer nature calls out in the nature. Many schools do not have play-grounds and rest-rooms. So are the children expected to remain within the confines of the four walls of the class-room for such long hours? It is absolutely necessary for the Government to create the necessary facilities before forcing students to remain in school for the whole day. After all, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. I am in full agreement with what my little nephew said. We cannot take away from children their right to play. If there has to be full day school, then all other aspects , like healthy meals, place to relax, play-ground, etc., for students must be taken care of. “If by being over studious, we impair our health and spoil our good humour, let us give it up” wrote Montaigne.

Letters to the Editor

Letter of the Day

In the service of truth Tomas Lobo, Duler That the church has been rocked by sex scandals in the recent past is an indisputable fact. It is also true that the church has been at the receiving end of much media bashing due to its sensationalizing the issue to undue proportions. As we are aware, the church leaders have had to face criticism from many quarters due to its unwavering stand on celibacy, a topic that has been the subject of debate and dispute for ages. It appears that by giving unprecedented and frontline coverage to the issue, the media is only trying to add salt to injury and pressurize the church to soften its stance on clerical celibacy, which according to it will be the right solution to the vexing issue. While it is imperative that the church leaders apply their mind to the issue at hand with extreme care and paternal concern, it is also necessary that the media which has the binding obligation to be at the ‘service of truth’ to disseminate only truth and not create ‘mountain out of molehill’ to gain a few bucks more. To put things in perspective, the church is like a net which catches good as well as bad fish that come in its path. As such, the church comprises of saints as well as the sinners whose dignity has been destined by the creator. The church in humble obedience to its master, embraces everyone-the good, the bad and the ugly, with uncompromising mercy and unconditional forgiveness and leads them on the path to salvation. In this, lies the worth of the church and its ministers, who in all humility accept their frailties and unworthiness and with unflagging zeal and unflinching fortitude strive to strengthen its members who are weak and forlorn. Hence, let him cast the first stone on the church and its ministers who is without blame in the area of truth and mercy which undoubtedly the church occupies the prime place as the principal dispenser and channel. corridors outside their premises, some shopkeepers have been innovative enough to dangle a thousand electrical wires from a single distribution board placed outside at some vantage point, with the switching on and off operations done with the help of a stick. With the roads outside the new market virtually turning into a parking lot, one has to factually pick one’s way through the melee of two-wheelers and automobiles to gain access into or leave the complex; all the entrance and exit gates are thoroughly blocked by vehicles parked in the most haphazard manner. In the event of a mishap within the closed confines of the market, one shudders to think of the consequences, the resultant stampede and all. One feels that it is the municipal authorities who need to take

By Adelmo Fernandes

cognizance of these irregularities and with proper coordination with other civic agencies bring about a semblance of order.

No more please! Marcos Alemao, Varca The news item ‘Aleixo seeks support for one more inning’ (Herald, April 12) makes interesting reading. If things go on this way, the new generation will never get any opportunity to contest elections in the near future. The constituents of Nuvem should not get bullied with promises made by the MLA and power minister during his birthday celebrations. I would like to pose a few questions to the constituents. Did the minister support you during your agitations against mega projects? Did he support you when you

staged morchas against land acquisition of agricultural fields by the government for football ground? The allotment of plots under 20 point programme is a farce. Under a similar scheme, during his tenure as MLA, plots were allotted at Seraulim (Socobhatt). The houses constructed in those plots by the allotees are now rented to migrants. Does our beloved sitting MLA and power minister want to repeat the same thing?

Paths of Wisdom

Blackmailing agencies Arwin Mesquita, UAE It appears that the Indian law enforcement agencies i.e. CBI, police etc can also be called Indian Blackmailing or Intimidating agencies; influenced by an extremely corrupt system. Is it not obvious to Goans, why the cases against Manohar Parrikar were dug up after so many years? It’s fair to say that Parrikar thoroughly exposed the incompetently corrupt Government, which is destroying the State, in addition to looting the tax payer with no accountability. I am not judging or defending Parrikar on the respective case but surely there are also bigger cases against many MLAs and ministers aligned to the current government in power. Or are these cases kept as security to guard against possible erring by MLAs? Also we see so many genuine activists intimidated or blackmailed by the so-called Law Enforcement agencies; particularly the police under the directive of their political masters. The entire system is filled with so much dirt and needs to be cleaned up by Goans who should stand up for their democratic rights. Overseas Goans on the other hand can at least start lobbing, questioning Goan MLAs on overseas visits, supporting causes financially, speaking their mind positively etc, instead of just doing nothing!!

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Humility and Hospitality (Luke 14: 7-14)

7 Jesus noticed that some of the guests were choosing the best places, so he narrated this parable to all of them: 8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place. It could happen that someone more important than you has been invited, 9 and your host, who invited both of you, would have to come and say to you, ‘Let him have this place.’ Then you would be embarrassed and have to sit in the lowest place. 10 Instead, when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that your host will come to you and say, “Come on up, my friend, to a better place.” This will bring you honour in the presence of all other guests. 11 For everyone who makes himself great will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be made great.” 12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your rich neighbours – for they will invite you back, and in this way, you will be paid for what you did. 13 When you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind; 14 and you will be blessed, because they are not able to pay you back. God will repay you on the day the good people rise from death.”

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Ash cloud forces change in PM’s special aircraft route

Many West-bound Indian flights cancelled PTI BRASILIA/NEW DELHI APRIL 16

With ash cloud from Iceland's erupting volcano creating havoc for flights in northern Europe, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is taking a detour on way back from here today, avoiding Frankfurt for stopover. Singh, who is returning after his two-nation tour of the US and Brazil, will now have a stopover in Johannesburg in South Africa. He will reach home on Saturday afternoon. The detour has been decided upon in view of the massive ash clouds that have disrupted flight schedule in Europe, official sources said. Singh, who is currently here in the Brazilian capital for IBSA and BRIC summits, was earlier scheduled to land in Frankfurt in Germany for a technical halt. However, the ash clouds

drifting from Iceland's spewing volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier has forced closure of air space over northern Europe as volcanic ash represented a significant safety threat to aircraft. The Prime Minister had been in Washington to attend the Nuclear Security Summit. After his four-day stay there, he arrived here on Wednesday. Meanwhile, all long-haul flights between India and Britain, the US, Canada as well as some other European cities were cancelled or indefinitely delayed today as airspace remained closed over several North European airports due to drifting ash from a volcano in Iceland. Spokespersons of Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines said they have suspended operations to and from these

destinations due to closure of airspace. All west-bound flights of Air India were suspended from this afternoon for the next 48 hours, a spokesperson of the national carrier said. Similarly, Jet Airways announced indefinite delay in its flights to London's Heathrow airport and its European hub Brussels that were scheduled for departure today. These included onward flights from Brussels to JFK Airport in New York, Newark and Toronto, a spokesperson said. Due to closure of Heathrow and Brussels Airports, Jet Airways' announces an indefinite delay of its flights bound for Europe. She said Jet Airways was working with the authorities to obtain the required permission to reschedule the flights

at the earliest and said all penalties for cancellation or rescheduling of travel plan have been waived. Kingfisher also cancelled four flights between London Heathrow and Delhi and Mumbai scheduled today. Passengers have been advised to call the airline office to know their flight schedule before proceeding for airports, officials said. Ash clouds from Icelandic volcano continued to hang over European skies today shutting down major airport hubs like Frankfurt, London and Paris for the second day. The British Air Traffic Control has prohibited aircraft from entering certain parts of airspace over the UK as flying ash can compromise visibility and debris can be sucked into the engines of aircraft.

US firms reluctant to engage  in nuclear trade with India PTI WASHINGTON, APRIL 16


FELIX FERNANDES In Everloving Memory of


Your Cheerful smile your heart of gold Never selfish, always kind, Our love, our life, our strength & Harbour, We miss you, but in us you’ll live

There will be an Eucharistic Celebration for the soul of our beloved FELIX on 19th April, 2010 at 7 am at St. Inez Church, Panjim followed by prayers & blessing of the grave, offered by his sorrowful wife Pury, children Lidia/Basil, Laurie/Cecilia (Holland), Leslie/Fatima (UK), Lemmy/Angela (UK) & grand children. Relatives & friends kindly accept this as the only intimation.

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American firms, which played a key role in the passage of IndoUS civilian nuclear deal, are unlikely to engage in atomic trade with India if New Delhi does not become party to the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage, which has not yet entered into force, a Congressional report has said. "US companies have not yet

started nuclear trade with India. New Delhi had reportedly insisted that India and the United States conclude an agreement on a reprocessing facility in India before New Delhi would sign contracts with US nuclear firms. However, the countries announced March 29 that they had concluded the agreement," said a latest report on the civil nuclear deal released by Congressional Research Service. "The Administration must submit the subsequent arrangement to Congress, but has not yet done so. The proposed arrangement shall not take effect if Congress adopts a joint resolution of disapproval," said the CRS report 'US Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress'. CRS is the independent research wing of the US Congress. "It is worth noting that US firms will likely be very reluctant to engage in nuclear trade with India if the government does not become party to the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage,

which has not yet entered into force," said the 47-page report, dated April 8, a copy of which has been obtained by PTI. The civil-nuclear bill requires that, before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission can issue licenses for US nuclear exports to India, the President must determine and certify to Congress that New Delhi's IAEA safeguards agreement has entered into force and that India's declaration of its nuclear facilities to the agency "is not materially inconsistent with the facilities and schedule" described in a separation plan that New Delhi has provided to Washington. India's safeguards agreement entered into force May 11, 2009, and New Delhi has filed the declaration with the IAEA. Obama submitted the required certification to Congress on February 3, 2010, determining that India has satisfied the legal requirement described above. "Nevertheless, US firms will likely be very reluctant to engage in nuclear trade with India

ISRO to analyse  cause of  rocket failure PTI BANGALORE, APRIL 16

India's top space scientists are meeting in Thiruvananthapuram tomorrow to analyse the data and find the cause for failure of GSLV-D3 rocket that was launched for the first time on Thursday using an indigenously made cryogenic engine. As per the initial indications, the problem could have been related to the ignition of the cryogenic engine leading to the rocket tumbling, losing altitude and finally plunging into sea little over eight minutes after the lift-off from Sriharikota spaceport. "Senior ISRO scientists, mainly working in propulsion area, are meeting in Thiruvananthapuram tomorrow afternoon to make a detailed analysis of the flight data," an official of the Bangaloreheadquartered space agency told PTI here today. The meeting would be chaired by S Ramakrishnan, Director (Projects), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). The flight-testing of the indigenous cryogenic engine and the stage as part of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLVD3) mission was not successful, dashing India's hopes of joining the elite club of space-faring nations possessing the complex technology required for launching heavier satellites. The Thiruvananthapuram-based VSSC is the major centre of ISRO, where the design and development activities of satellite launch vehicles and sounding rockets are carried out and made ready for launch operations. "The problem may be related to the ignition of the main engine. But it (the analysis) is going to be a tricky affair as the data we got is limited," the official said. ISRO officials would analyse the flight data in terms of parameters such as pressure and temperature and hold discussions on corrective measures to be taken for the next flight test of the indigenous cryogenic engine and stage within the next one year.

if the government does not become party to the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), which has not yet entered into force," it said. In a letter, the then Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon in September 2008, said: "It is the intention of the Indian Government to take all steps necessar y to adhere to the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage prior to the commencement of international civil nuclear cooperation under" the US-India agreement. However, New Delhi has not indicated when it plans to become party to the CSC.


When specifically asked whether there’s any hanky panky in the core committee’s decisions. Kamat said “it depends on each one’s thinking. As far as I am concerned, I feel there’s nothing in that. I personally feel that as a member of the Core committee, I will answer any question if they come to me,” he added. When his attention was drawn to the fact that the CBI may cite him as a witness in the case, Kamat said the investigating agency is recording the statements of many persons. “I may be one amongst them as I was a member of the core committee. They are free to ask any questions and I will all of them,” he asserted.

Milk price

varieties of milk,” said Sahakari. “To avoid losses to the Goa Dairy, we at the board of directors meeting decided to hike the selling price of milk by Rs 2. With this hike, our State milk farmers will also get a raise of Rs 1.5 in the selling price,” he added. This is the second price hike this year, as earlier in February, the milk prices were hiked by Rs 2 per litre.

Heavy rains

The worst affected are the cashew plantation owners, as heavy winds have further deepened the financial loss, which the cashew plantation owners had already suffered due to low yield. People all over Sanguem taluka were seen running helter-skelter to save their belongings from the gusty winds. Curchorem correspondent adds: Un-seasonal rains accompanied by heavy wind lashed Curchorem uprooting trees at several places.

According to Curchorem fire service personnel, at Deulmol-Curchorem, a tree came crashing down on electric wires, plunging the entire area into darkness.

At Devtebhat, a coconut tree fell on a house belonging to one Girish Azgaonkar. The loss caused to the house could not be ascertained. In another incident reported at Cacumaddi, a tree crashed on a house, but none was injured.




Prepare to counter cyber terrorism: Antony PTI NEW DELHI, APRIL 16

In the wake of reports of Chinese hackers stealing vital data from Indian defence and diplomatic computer networks, Defence Minister A K Antony today asked the armed forces to coordinate closely with other cyber security agencies to prepare a crisis management action plan against cyber terrorism. The minister noted that cyber-space had emerged as an important medium for information sharing, but at the same time the existing technology was susceptible to misuse by anti-social and anti-national elements. "Of late, extraordinary and unprecedented cyber crimes have taken place across the globe, exposing gap holes in cyber security systems," Antony told the armed forces Unified Commanders' Conference here. "Although Defence Services at all levels have taken steps to counter cyber threat through stringent implementation of cyber security policy, there is still a requirement to ensure that all loopholes are suitably plugged. A few recent cases are reminders of our own vulnerabilities," he said. Close interaction with national agencies like Computer and Emergency Response Team (CERT), NTRO, Home and IT Ministries to prepare a crisis management action plan for countering cyber attacks and cyber terrorism is essential, he said inaugurating the conference. Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju, Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal P V Naik, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal

Tornado-hit locals block highway PTI RAIGUNJ, APRIL 16

Angry villagers in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, where a deadly tornado killed 43 people and caused widespread devastation, today blocked an arterial highway demanding relief materials. More than 2000 men, women and children sat on the road outside the office of BDO at Hemtabad on the Balurghat-Raiganj road protesting against absence of relief materials three days since the storm tore through the area, police said. "Three days have gone by and yet no relief material has reached our villages. We do not have safe drinking water and tarpaulin sheets to cover our heads. We also have no dry food and baby food," Haripada Mondal of Bharatpur village told PTI. Hundreds of buses, trucks, cars and small vehicles were seen stranded on the highway which links Siliguri. Police said agitators also blocked the BDO and SDO offices at Islampur in worst-hit Karandighi bloc. State relief secretar y Madan Lal Meena said in a news conference that local authorities had asked for two lakh tarpaulin sheets and relief materials were being provided to gram panchayat offices in far-flung areas of the district.

Verma, Army Chief General V K Singh, Defence Secretar y Pradeep Kumar and Chief of Integrated Staff Committee Air Marshal S C Mukul were also present on the occasion. Expressing happiness over the progress made to improve jointness among armed forces in various spheres, Antony said increasing involvement of Integrated Defence Service headquarters in defence issues, the functioning of Andaman and Nicobar Command and the progress of Strategic Forces Command were a few examples of the success of the inter-operability concept. He said the future of optimal military power lay in joint operations. "Towards this end, the firstever Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan for 2012–27 is nearing completion under the aegis of IDS headquarters. Once finalised, it would be yet another milestone in our progress towards jointness," he said. Antony called upon the top brass to bring about strict energy conservation discipline. Regarding the armed forces modernisation, Antony assured the commanders that there

would never be a paucity of funds. However, he asked them to control the revenue expenditure by adopting various mechanisms

such as increased use of technology, integration of the three Services, adopting joint training and procedures, and uniform inventories.


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BRIC group urges swift reform of Fin system REUTERS BRASILIA, APRIL 16

Leading emerging powers called on Thursday for swift reform of international financial institutions to give developing countries a greater voice, saying their group was vital to achieving a new world order. The call from the increasingly influential BRIC countries for more say in global financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund came ahead of this month's G20 finance ministers' and IMF meetings in Washington. The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China said that voting share reforms at the World Bank to give developing countries more clout should be approved at the IMF meetings. Setting a specific deadline, the group also said those reforms should be completed by a G20 summit in November.

"Brazil, Russia, India and China have a fundamental role in creating a new international order that is more just, representative and safe," Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said after holding talks with his counterparts. The group has been pushing for reforms since the global financial crisis of 2008, arguing the current system is unfairly dominated by advanced economies such as the United States, Japan and Europe. The statement said the group would resist all trade protectionism and look into increasing commerce with one another in local currencies, bypassing the U.S. dollar. But the group, which has rowed back from talk last year of setting up a new reserve currency, stressed the importance of maintaining the stability of major reserve currencies. As the largest holder of U.S.

Marriott now near Mumbai airport HERALD BUSINESS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 16

Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai International Airport, a premium business hotel from Marriott International Inc, opened recently. The launch represents the foray of the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Mumbai making it the 6th property in country. Strategically located, the Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai International Airport offers its

guests 331 luxurious spacious rooms and suites along with personalised service, unique dining options and best-inclass amenities. The hotel is placed to become a one-stop destination. It is also ideal for all kinds of business meetings and training, as the hotel offers state-ofthe-art meeting facilities with an ability to host corporate events. The Executive Club Lounge provides a place to relax for the in-house guests.


TTML declared congestion free network PANJIM (HBD) -- Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited (TTML) has announce that it has been rated as the only congestion-free network for the sixth consecutive time, by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), in its geographies. In the report for Q3 – FY10, TTML’s network has recorded zero congestion across all its points of interconnect (POI). The report, which TRAI releases quarterly, gauges the seamless availability of telecom services.

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Treasury bonds, China is not keen to see the value of its investments diminish. Despite their economic clout and 40 percent share of the world's population, differences among the four countries have become more evident since their first summit in Russia last year, exposing the limitations of the group's ambitions. "We support a multipolar, equitable, democratic and just world order with the (United Nations) playing a central role in tackling global challenges," said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The BRIC summit, held in Brasilia, was scaled back when Chinese President Hu Jintao decided to go home early to deal with a major earthquake in a remote western region of China. In one of their few concrete steps toward cooperation, the

countries' national development banks signed an accord enabling them to fund projects in one another's countries, the Brazilian national development bank's president said. Luciano Coutinho, the head of the BNDES, said the agreement covered the infrastructure, energy, sustainability and technology sectors. CHINA, BRAZIL SIGN DEALS China and Brazil, the largest economies in Asia and Latin America, used the summit to bolster growing ties with trade and investment agreements. Hu and Lula signed a fiveyear "action plan" aimed at boosting trade and energy cooperation. The two nations have grown closer in recent years amid a surge in commerce -- in 2009, China became Brazil's top trade partner. The projects agreed upon included a $5 billion steel mill at the Acu port in Rio de Janeiro

state that would be China's biggest investment in Latin America's largest country, home to some of the world's largest iron ore deposits. China's Wuhan Iron and Steel and Brazilian logistics firm LLX Logistica, controlled by billionaire Eike Batista, will build the plant. China's Sinopec and the country's development bank signed a strategic development agreement with Brazil's staterun oil giant Petrobras, Sinopec Chairman Su Shulin told Reuters. Su said the deal would cover the development of Brazilian oil resources and trade with China. Brazil's recent discovery of vast offshore oil reserves has opened a new area of potential cooperation with resource-hungry China, which agreed last year to lend $10 billion to Petrobras in return for guaranteed oil supply over the next decade.

Reliance Industries buys stake in Deccan 360 REUTERS MUMBAI, APRIL 16

Reliance Industries, has bought a stake in Indian freight services firm Deccan 360 in a deal to help boost the retail operations of India's top listed conglomerate. Deccan 360's chairman said Reliance's share was between 26 and 50 percent, while a source familiar with the matter said the company paid $20 million to $30 million for the stake. For Reliance, controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, it is the second acquisition in as many weeks as it looks to grow new businesses. The purchase would boost the supply chain and logistics operations for Reliance's retail business, a source familiar with the company's plans said. Reliance Retail, a unit of Reliance Industries, operates 900 multi-format stores in 80 cities across India, offering products

from apparel to furniture. Deccan 360 is owned by G R Gopinath, who founded India's first budget airline Air Deccan and later sold it to billionaire Vijay Mallya-controlled UB Group's Kingfisher Airlines in 2007. Deccan 360, which also has 300 trucks and 850 bikes and other small carriers nationwide, currently connects 50 domestic cities, Reliance said in a statement. The company plans to connect 100 cities in 12-18 months, Gopinath, who served in India's armed forces, said at a press conference to announce the deal. Reliance chairman Mukesh

Ambani, the world's fourthrichest man with a net worth of $29 billion according to Forbes, was not present. Gopinath earlier said he planned to develop Deccan's network in two years and add more aircrafts.

Diamond jewellery exhibition PANJIM (HBD) -- Phorum Jewels has organized a diamond studded jewellery exhibition at the Chandni Hall, Nanutel Hotel, Margao on April 18 and 19, 2010 from 11 am to 8 pm.

IGGA signs sales deal with Pacific Aerospace PANJIM (HBD) -- InterGlobe General Aviation Pvt Limited (IGGA), a group company of InterGlobe Enterprises, has signed with Pacific Aerospace for the exclusive sales of the P-750 XSTOL aircraft in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Maldives. The introduction of the P-750 will be the first XSTOL (Extremely Short Take Off and Landing) aircraft to enter the region. As the world’s most versatile aircraft, not only is it the ideal passenger carrier, it is the perfect aircraft to carry out a variety of special missions, already proving itself in some of the most demanding environments across the world. The aircraft is being used by the UN World Food Programme in Chad, Sudan and Nepal, humanitarian work in the highlands of Papua New Guinea and Aerial Survey work in the Australian outback along with the freezing extremes of Alaska and the Himalayas. Pacific Aerospace has recently partnered with L-3 Communications to offer the P-750 XSTOL to the US Air Force for missions in Afghanistan. The addition of the P-750 adds a new element to IGGA’s current product offering, including exclusive representation for Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Dornier Seaplane Company and further emphasizes IGGA’s mission to set the benchmark for General Aviation in the region.

Miditech, Global Agency sign MoU PANJIM (HBD) -- Miditech Private Limited and Global Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Cannes to strengthen their partnership with a pact of agreement where Miditech will produce television shows for Indian broadcasters using the formats developed by Global agency and on the other hand Global Agency would distribute the formats developed by Miditech to International Broadcasters. The MoU was signed by the managing director of Miditech Pvt Ltd, Nivedith Alva and CEO of Global Agency, Izzat Pinto. The MoU underscores both the companies’ commitment to strengthen their position in the Indian television space by agreeing to use the formats for television shows developed by either of them.

Sensex ends 48 pts down; snaps nine-week gaining streak PTI MUMBAI, APRIL 16

The BSE benchmark index Sensex today fell by 48 points to close at a more than two-week low level on profit-booking triggered by fears of a hike in lending rates next week. Extending the losses for the fourth straight day, the Bombay Stock Exchange’s 30-share index dropped 48 points, or 0.27 per cent, to 17,639.26 points. The last time the index had closed below the 17,600 level was on March 31. Market leader Reliance Industries fell for the third consecutive day. Investors did not cheer the company acquiring a stake in cargo airline Deccan 360 with the scrip skidding 0.64 per cent to Rs 1,083.30. RIL acquired over 26 per cent stake in captain Gopinathfounded cargo airline Deccan 360. Aban Offshor, 1240, 1245, 1212.1, 1220.1 Abb Ltd., 834, 851, 832, 845.6 Abg Shipyard, 274.1, 276.5, 265.1, 266.7 Acc Limited, 938.9, 938.9, 922, 932.9 Adani Enterp, 486.1, 489.2, 482.15, 484.6 Aditya Birla, 885.9, 890, 823.2, 834.8 Allahabad Ba, 153.7, 154.8, 151.5, 152.75

Alstom Proje, 618, 623.95, 612, 619.9 Ambuja Cemen, 119.4, 119.9, 117.8, 118.75 Andhra Bank, 114.1, 114.1, 111.8, 113 Ansal Prop &, 84, 84, 81.3, 81.85 Ashok Leylan, 54.9, 55.7, 54.5, 55.2 Asian Paints, 2058, 2075, 2025, 2051.85 Axis Bank Li, 1146.15, 1159.7, 1131.4, 1148.4

Bajaj Hindus, 139.5, 141.6, 135.55, 136.2 Bank Of Baro, 629, 633.55, 615.85, 630.75 Bank Of Indi, 357.9, 360.9, 348.05, 359.85 Beml Limited, 1067.5, 1068.8, 1042.2, 1046.3 Bharat Elect, 1899, 1914, 1875, 1889.25 Bharat Forge, 271.5, 274, 268, 271.3 Bharat Petro, 508, 510.4, 497, 499.6 Bharti Airte, 303.5, 306.65, 301.7, 304.8 Bhel, 2529.1, 2535, 2488.6, 2493.55 Bhushan Stee, 1810, 1829.95, 1806, 1821.8 Biocon Limit, 295, 302.7, 295, 298 Bombay Dyein, 610, 610, 581.2, 588.2 Bosch Limite, 4654.55, 5141, 4654.55, 4854.25 Brigade Ente, 152.6, 155.5, 148.25, 151.15 Cairn India, 306, 311.35, 305.3, 308.45 Canara Bank, 404.9, 406, 398, 398.3 Central Bank, 153.5, 153.5, 149.25, 149.8 Century Text, 539.4, 542.9, 530.35, 535.4 Cesc Ltd, 396.4, 398.9, 391.25, 393.1 Chambal Fert, 62.25, 62.8, 53.2, 61.75 Chennai Petr, 278, 286.9, 276.3, 285.1 Cipla Ltd, 330, 333.85, 324.45, 330.4 Colgate Palm, 715.2, 740, 714, 733.95 Container Co, 1409, 1409, 1375.9, 1387.95 Crompton Gre, 267.5, 273.8, 261.5, 263.3 Cummins Indi, 530, 536.8, 527.2, 530 Dabur India, 179, 180, 175.1, 178.9 Deccan Chron, 158.9, 158.9, 153.15, 156.05 Dish Tv Indi, 37.5, 37.65, 36.8, 37.05 Divi’s Labor, 722, 727, 700, 704.2 Dlf Limited, 336.1, 337.6, 324.1, 330.25 Dr. reddy’s, 1232, 1239.85, 1197.1, 1199.9 Edelweiss Ca, 435.6, 439.95, 435.6, 436.4 Educomp Solu, 740, 742.4, 728.8, 732.8 Eih Limited, 129, 130.6, 127.6, 128.3 Engineers In, 2350, 2358, 2326, 2334.5 Essar Oil Lt, 142.5, 142.5, 138.1, 138.8 Essar Shippi, 94.1, 95.8, 92.4, 92.85 Exide Indust, 118.6, 120.85, 118.6, 120.15 Federal Bank, 274.45, 280, 270.7, 277.5 Financial Te, 1528.8, 1625.15, 1528.8, 1590.4 Gail (india), 406, 411, 402.35, 409.65

Gammon India, 226.5, 228.8, 224.7, 227.85 Glaxosmithkl, 1816, 1851, 1777, 1827.8 Glenmark Pha, 270.55, 274, 265.15, 272.55 Gmr Infrastr, 63.1, 64.1, 62.75, 63.15 Godrej Indus, 161.5, 164.5, 160.35, 163.25 Grasim Indus, 2825.7, 2826.5, 2786.6, 2796.05 Great Offsho, 420, 420, 414, 415.3 Gtl Infra.Lt, 42.65, 42.75, 42, 42.15 Gujarat Mine, 141.55, 142.95, 138.75, 141.15 Gujarat N R, 89, 90.4, 87.8, 88.6 Gujarat Stat, 90.25, 90.25, 89.15, 89.85 Gvk Pow. & I, 45, 45.2, 44.3, 44.75 Hcl Technolo, 354, 357.9, 349.55, 351.7 Hdfc Bank Lt, 1945, 1974.4, 1926, 1964.25 Hdfc Ltd, 2689, 2697, 2642.65, 2674.6 Hero Honda M, 1951, 1971.7, 1915.1, 1923.2 Hindalco in, 178, 178, 171.95, 174.5 Hindustan Co, 134, 134.9, 132.25, 133 Hindustan Ma, 82.1, 82.25, 79.1, 80.1 Hindustan Pe, 304.95, 307, 301.05, 303.1 Hindustan Un, 225.45, 227.7, 223.35, 227 Hindustan Zi, 1224.8, 1232.8, 1215.1, 1217.7 Housing Dev, 301.9, 303, 293.1, 297.35 Icici Bank L, 917, 936.9, 915.3, 922.45 Idea Cellula, 68.9, 68.9, 67, 67.4 Ifci Ltd, 51.45, 52.5, 50.75, 51.45 India Cement, 139.4, 139.4, 134.4, 134.85 India Infoli, 113, 113.4, 110.35, 111.75 Indiabulls F, 139.9, 141.3, 130.75, 140.25 Indiabulls R, 160.3, 165.8, 156.5, 164.6 Indian Bank, 181, 181.95, 178.05, 181.1 Indian Hotel, 106, 108.75, 106, 108 Indian Oil C, 281.3, 283.5, 281, 281.95 Indian Overs, 94.15, 94.55, 93.25, 94.15 Indus Dev Ba, 120.05, 121.25, 118.2, 119.45 Indusind Ban, 182, 184, 174.15, 176.35 Infosys Tech, 2792.1, 2809, 2771.05, 2788.6 Infra. dev., 163.5, 164.85, 160, 161 Ispat Indust, 20.5, 20.6, 20.15, 20.4 Itc Ltd, 260.1, 269.85, 260.1, 269.1 Ivrcl Infras, 174.8, 177.75, 170.1, 171.4 Jai Corp Lim, 280.4, 285, 276.55, 278.05

Jaiprakash A, 152.2, 152.85, 146.5, 148.05 Jet Airways, 507.85, 545, 507.85, 535.7 Jindal Saw L, 216.65, 218.9, 215.4, 217.9 Jindal Steel, 728.1, 734.8, 723, 730.35 Jsw Steel Li, 1270, 1301.9, 1264.65, 1288.9 Kotak Mahind, 740, 740, 723, 725 Lakshmi Mach, 2004.05, 2039, 1982, 1989.9 Lanco Infrat, 57.45, 57.45, 56.45, 56.8 Larsen & Tou, 1570, 1581, 1560, 1574 Lic Housing, 858, 860.5, 833.5, 851.95 Lupin Limite, 1618, 1666.6, 1608, 1659.75 Mahanagar Te, 73.8, 73.8, 72.65, 72.9 Mahindra & M, 511, 513.75, 500, 502.85 Maruti Suzuk, 1350.75, 1361.7, 1345, 1351.15 Max India Lt, 193, 197.9, 176.2, 184.85 Maytas Infr., 198.45, 199, 192, 193.3 Moser-baer (, 76, 76.5, 75.1, 75.4 Mrpl, 78.3, 79.35, 76.85, 77.1 Nagarjuna Co, 176.4, 176.4, 171, 172.65 Nagarjuna Fe, 31.65, 31.75, 31.2, 31.3 National Alu, 409.65, 409.75, 402.5, 405.85 Neyveli Lign, 152.05, 154.75, 147.6, 148.55 Ntpc Ltd, 208.4, 209.55, 206.9, 207.45 Oil And Natu, 1041, 1041.9, 1028.6, 1031.4 Omaxe Limite, 95.85, 97.45, 94.15, 94.95 Oriental Ban, 329.8, 330, 321.15, 326.65 Pantaloon Re, 410, 415, 409.1, 414.7 Parsvnath De, 126.9, 127.95, 123.8, 124.95 Petronet Lng, 82.3, 83.2, 80.95, 81.4 Power Fin Co, 257.7, 263, 256.95, 261.35 Power Grid C, 107.3, 108.2, 107.1, 107.9 Praj Industr, 90, 91.3, 87.3, 87.95 Punj Lloyd L, 173, 173.5, 167.5, 168.35 Punjab Natio, 980.25, 999, 964.05, 995.4 Rajesh Expor, 124.45, 128.7, 117.75, 123.75 Ranbaxy Labs, 451.4, 457.8, 446.5, 449.7 Rashtriya Ch, 80.1, 80.3, 78.5, 78.95 Rel. nat. re, 64.25, 64.5, 63.45, 63.65 Reliance Cap, 762.25, 766, 750, 751.8 Reliance Com, 169, 171.05, 167.1, 168.95 Reliance Ene, 900, 900, 890, 890 Reliance Ind, 877, 889.75, 864, 866.75

Reliance Ind, 1086.1, 1095, 1071.15, 1084.25 Reliance Pow, 157.5, 158.5, 155.75, 156.7 Rolta India, 190, 190, 182.5, 183.75 Satyam Compu, 94.5, 94.85, 93.35, 93.55 Sesa Goa Ltd, 458.5, 473, 454.5, 471.55 Shipping Cor, 157.2, 159.35, 155.5, 157.6 Siemens Ltd, 733.8, 744.45, 731.9, 737.6 Sintex Indus, 316.95, 321, 311.25, 312.6 Sobha Develo, 314.8, 326.95, 310.5, 319.4 State Bank O, 2050, 2054.85, 2025.25, 2047.7 Steel Author, 228, 231.15, 225.6, 227.8 Sterlite Ind, 840, 848.9, 830.15, 837.6 Sun Pharmace, 1819.75, 1819.75, 1791, 1808.7 Sun Tv Netwo, 426, 427.95, 420.5, 422.95 Suzlon Energ, 72, 72.6, 71.05, 71.5 Tata Communi, 284.6, 285.5, 279.75, 280.45 Tata Consult, 819, 828, 811.85, 815.1 Tata Motors, 775, 789.45, 774.3, 784.75 Tata Power C, 1323, 1345, 1321.5, 1325.05 Tata Steel L, 684, 698.3, 676, 695.7 Tata Tea Ltd, 1000, 1006.1, 981, 984 Tata Teleser, 24.3, 24.3, 23.9, 24 Tech Mahindr, 845.05, 848.4, 837.05, 840.5 The Ge Shpg., 313, 328.5, 312, 324.15 The Phoenix, 220, 229.7, 220, 222 Thermax Ltd, 709.9, 721.15, 705.35, 715 Titan Indust, 1970, 2068.7, 1960.1, 2056.1 Torrent Powe, 295.85, 299.8, 295.85, 296.65 Triveni Engg, 132, 132.5, 123.25, 124.7 Tv18 India L, 81, 82.7, 80.2, 81.95 Uco Bank, 57.7, 59.25, 57.7, 58.85 Ultratech Ce, 1109.35, 1128.5, 1098, 1104.05 Union Bank O, 306, 310.8, 303.15, 304.9 Unitech Ltd, 80.45, 82, 78.25, 81.05 United Phosp, 150.45, 151.2, 148.3, 149.7 Videocon Ind, 239.25, 240.7, 234.65, 239.15 Vijaya Bank, 48.55, 48.95, 48.1, 48.85 Voltas Ltd, 172, 182.4, 172, 180.6 Welspun Guj, 278.1, 278.15, 269.15, 271.35 Wipro Ltd, 722.15, 725.85, 718, 722.1 Yes Bank Lim, 251, 252.35, 246.75, 249.45 Zee Entertai, 295.5, 295.95, 291.3, 293




US plans to have cover all of Europe with missile shield by 2018 Reuters WASHINGTON, APRIL 16

US anti-ballistic missile systems will cover all of Europe by 2018, a senior Pentagon official said, laying out an ambitious target for defending against a perceived threat from Iran. “One hundred per cent,” Bradley Roberts, Deputy Assistant Secretary of defense for nuclear and missile defense Policy, said in reply to a question at a hearing of a House of Representatives Armed Services subcommittee yesterday. Roberts said the Obama administration was putting “proven” sea-based and landbased missile shields into Europe as quickly as possible as part of a revised shield announced last September to any Iranian ballistic-missile strike. Full coverage of NATO territ o r y i n E u ro p e w o u l d b e achieved around 2018, he said, when a second land-based site is to be established in northern Europe for updated Raytheon Co Standard Missile-3 missile interceptors. The Pentagon dubs this Phase 3 of its new “adaptive” missile-defense plans, a continued bone of contention with Russia. In running through the time-

line, Roberts misspoke to the panel, referring to Phase 3 as starting in roughly 2015, rather than the 2018 timeframe as correct, said Navy Commander Bob Mehal, a Pentagon spokesman. The United States says the multibillion-dollar effort is designed to defend against Iranian short- and medium-range missiles that could be tipped with chemical, biological or nuclear warheads. Iran could produce enough bomb-grade fuel for a nuclear weapon in as little as one year but would probably need three to five years to deploy a “usable” one, two top US generals told

The Bush plan, featuring 10 two-stage Boeing Co groundbased interceptors that would have gone to Poland, would have provided only 75 per cent

coverage of Europe. “We heard immediately from vulnerable allies in the ... 75 per cent equation, those left out, that they were looking for pro-

Congress on Wednesday. President Barack Obama decided last year to scrap a Bushera plan to deploy a longer-range missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. Instead, he opted for the phased approach as better matched to the assessment of Iran’s capabilities.


TENDER NOTICE NO. F-3/PWD/WDVI/ASW/03/2010-2011 The Executive Engineer, Works Division VI, PWD, Fatorda - Margao Goa, on behalf of the Governor of Goa Goa, invites sealed item rate tenders from the approved and eligible contractors of PWD & those of appropriate list of State of Goa for the following works. Sr. No. 1.










Approx. Est. Cost Rs.

Earnest Money Rs.

Cost of Tender Rs.

Time limit incl. Monsoon

Class of Contractor

Urgent repairs to drainage and road near Joemitra hall at Maina in V.P. Curtorim in Curtorim Constituency




120 days

III & above

Repairs to main road at Combhat at Main including drainage in V.P. Curtorim in Curtorim Constituency






Maintenance of gutter and footpath from Romeo D’Souza residence to Ganapati Temple in Housing Board in Ward No. 7 of MMC in Curtorim Constituency






Urgent repairs to road and drainage at Gogal, Maina in V.P. Curtorim Constituency






Urgent repairs to road surface to internal road at Combhatt at Main in V.P. Curtorim Constituency






Maintenance of internal road at Panchbhat at Maina in V.P. Curtorim including laying precast slabs in Curtorim Constituency






Urgent maintenance of gutters and main road at Panchbhat at Maina in V.P. Curtorim in Curtorim Constituency






Repairs of roads at various places in Housing Board Ward No. 7 of Margao Municipal Council in Curtorim Constituency






Urgent repairs to drain from Ravindra house to Saramati house near main road at Housing board in ward No. 6 in Curtorim Constituency






10. Repairs to road by providing premix near Datta Mandir to Bhaskar house at Housing Board inward No. 6 in Curtorim Constituency






11. Maintenance of drain road from Ramrai to Dattu house at Housing board inward No. 6 in Curtorim Constituency





IV & above

12. Urgent removal of pot holes on various roads in Curtorim Constituency






1. Last date & time of receipt for application is 26th April, 2010 upto 1.00 p.m. 2. Last date & time remitting the cost of tender document is 28th April, 2010 upto 1.00 p.m. 3. Last date of issue of tender form is 30th April, 2010 during office working hours. 4. The completed tenders will be received in the Office of the Executive Engineer, Works Division VI PWD, Fatorda-Margao upto 1300 hours on 3rd May, 2010 & will be opened on same day at 1500 hours. APPLICATION FOR ISSUE OF BLANK TENDER FORMS SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED: 1. Attested copy of valid Registration Certificate. 2. Attested copy of PAN CARD. 3. Declaration giving the list of work in hand. In complete applications shall be summarilly rejected. Right to accept or reject any or all the tenders including lowest without assigning any reason thereof is reserved. DI/Advt/62/10

tection,” Roberts said in reply to Michael Turner of Ohio, the top Republican on the Strategic Forces subcommittee. “We wanted to meet their demands for protection and scale the capability as the threat evolves and as our capability

improves,” Roberts added. Mehal, the spokesman, said the United States will seek “appropriate cost and/or burden sharing’’ in building out the layered shield.

The United States is discussing the potential location of a forward-based Raytheon AN/TPY-2 radar station it wants to deploy in southern Europe by the end of next year, Roberts said.




Thai PM delays speech after botched arrests Reuters BANGKOK, APRIL 16 Thai anti-government protest leaders evaded capture today in a botched police raid, and Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva unexpectedly delayed his first address to the nation in four days. Government promises to crack down on what it termed “terrorists” gone awry when a protest leader at a Bangkok hotel slid down a rope from a balcony to escape riot police. Another two were rescued by hundreds of “red shirts”, who heavily outnumbered security forces at the hotel owned by the family of former premier

Thaksin Shinawatra. The leaders later joined around 10,000 of their supporters at a hotel and shopping centre in the middle of the city, now the main protest encampment. “If they use force to disperse us, we will flatten the entire neighbourhood,” said Jatuporn Prompan, a protest leader who was not among the three escapees, on a red shirt stage. Abhisit had been scheduled to address national television at 1 pm local (1130 IST) from an army barracks where he has been holed up during the month-long protests, but by 5.30 pm he had not done so and his aides could not provide a

reason. He has been absent from the public eye since Monday. The government, which had previously said it would not directly confront the protesters, has also stepped up the rhetoric, although no troops were seen on Bangkok streets. “We will arrest and suppress the terrorists. We have set up special task forces hunting for the terrorists,’’ Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said before launching the attempt to snatch opposition leaders. The move against the red shirt leaders today follows a failed attempt by troops to eject

protesters from one of their sitin sites in the city last weekend. At least 24 people were killed and more than 800 wounded in the clash, Thailand’s worst political violence since 1992, which only appears to have hardened the four-year political impasse and raised the possibility of more bloodshed. Stocks fall The risk of further instability sent Thai stocks down 3.25 percent. The market has now lost almost all its gains this year. “Under the current uncertain situation, we recommend investors to stay along the sidelines at the moment as we could see a possibility of another 5 percent drop in the near term,” Julius Baer Research said in a note to clients today. The 33 million dollar LionGlobal Thailand Fund said it was ‘’positive on the long-term outlook for the Thai market, overweighting the banking sector which is expected to benefit from the domestic economic recovery through higher loan

Bakiyev quits formally after social crisis Reuters BISHKEK, APRIL 16

Deposed President Kurmanbek Bakiyev formally resigned in a letter faxed to Kyrgyzstan's new leaders, officials said today, allaying fears of civil war in the strategic Central Asian country. Bakiyev fled to neighbouring Kazakhstan yesterday, ending days of turmoil that disrupted US military flights through a Kyrgyz air base to operations in Afghanistan.

growth and lower loan provisions.’’ Tourism has taken a hit, with occupancy rates less than a third of normal levels in Bangkok, according to a tour operator body. Morgan Stanley said in a report that losses to tourism, which accounts for 6 percent of gross domestic product, could clip 0.2 percentage point from economic growth this year. The government says Thailand’s economy could grow 4.5 per cent this year, but Korn warned that forecast could prove optimistic. Thailand's five-year credit default swaps (CDS), often used as a measure of political risk, were trading at 111/116.85 against 105/111 bps on Monday, the last trading day prior to a three-day holiday. The red shirts back Thaksin, who was ousted in a 2006 coup, and want Abhisit to step down immediately and call early elections. The government has offered December – possibly October -- as poll dates. The powerful military chief this week also suggested early polls to resolve the crisis.

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GOA, Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Dempo down Chirag, stay on top Dempo…3



Dempo Sports Club came from behind to humble Chirag United 3-1 and maintain their top spot in the 21st round ONGC I-League football championship at Nehru stadium, Fatorda, on Friday. For Dempo, goals came through Roberto Mendes Silva

in the 40th minute, man-of-the match Ranty Martins in the 52nd and Joaquim Abranches in the 85th. Chirag's goal came through Josimar in the 16th minute. With this win, Dempo increased their points tally to 41 from 21 outings and remained at the top while Chirag remained on 31 from an equal number of outings. Chirag drew first blood when Josimar headed in a Gouranga Biswas cross from the left in the 16th minute. Edmilson could have added another one but he failed to convert from close range. Dempo nearly reacted to the wake up call but striker Joaquim Abranches’ try was thwarted by Chirag goalkeeper Somnath Khara with a neat collection off a pass from Climax Lawrence. Dempo managed to restore parity in the 37th minute when midfielder Roberto blasted home after receiving a through pass from Ranty. Ranty could have got Dempo

5-a-side football

PANJIM (HSD) -- The All-Goa 5a-side football tournament organised by Coldem Sports Club will be held on April 18 at Coldem ground, Navelim at 9 a.m. The winners and runners-up will receive Rs. 4,444 and Rs.3,333 respectively besides other prizes. Spot entries will be accepted. Details may be obtained from Samroy on 9623816967 or Ralph on 9881943009.

ahead but his try off a Climax pass, bounced off the rival goalkeeper’s hands and deflected from the horizontal. Later, Roberto’s header hit the post off a flag kick taken by Anthony Pereira. In the 52nd minute, Ranty put Dempo in the lead after receiving a pass from Roberto, Ranty sent his rival markers on the wrong foot and tapped in with style.

Dempo were unlucky when striker Ranty’s left footer hit the post. In the 84th minute, striker Joaquim Abranches rounded off the tally when striker Ranty’s rasping drive hit the lef t post and the ball rebounded into play. Lurking Joaquim pounced on the deflection sending the ball into the far corner of the net.

Churchill need victory against Sporting today HERALD CORRESPONDENT MARGAO, APRIL 16

Bottom placed Sporting Club de Goa will be going into the 21st round match of ONGC I-League with an agenda to draw the match when they lock horns with the mighty Musli Power Churchill Brothers at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, on Saturday. The Flaming Orange are at the bottom with 17 points from 20 matches and coach Vishwas Gaunkar will be hoping that his

strikers find their scoring boots. “We need to win this match at any cost,” Sporting coach Vishwas Gaunkar told Herald on the eve of the match. Meanwhile, Churchill coach Robert Carlos Pereira da Silva has asked his team to rise above the levels of mediocrity or risk being left out of the league. Churchill have 32 points from 19 matches and any slip up against Sporting could see their chances diminish in the league.

SC Davorlim move up MARGAO (HC) -- Sporting Club of Davorlim defeated St Sebastian Sports Club 7-6 via the tiebreaker to sail into the

quarter-finals of Cayman Cup football tournament organised by Curtorim Gymkhana. The teams were tied 1-1 at full time.


Union of Chinchinim Villagers defeated Varca Sports Club 21 to move into the quarter-finals of All-Goa Eslinda Alemao memorial inter-village football

at Davorlim ground, on Friday. The winners led 2-0 at half time. Mariano Rebello and Faisal Martins scored for Chinchinim while Elvis Fernandes reduced the margin for Varca.


Sodiem Siolim registered a 3-1 win over Sinquerim Sports Club to move into the quarter-finals of Sodiem Siolim inter-village soccer tournament organised by Sodiem Siolim Sports and Cultural Association, at St Anthony’s church ground, Siolim, on Friday. The teams were levelled 1-1 at the breather.

Sinquerim took the lead in the 18th minute when Dattaraj Tari scored through a penalty. In the 22nd minute, Rakesh Vaigankar of Siolim equalised. C h a n g i n g o v e r, M a y u r Toraskar scored in the 2nd and 17th minutes to complete his brace. Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by Leslie Fernandes. In all, 16 teams are participating.

Churchill for hockey in Goa HERALD CORRESPONDENT MARGAO, APRIL 16

Goans Hockey president, Churchill Alemao has spelt out various plans to rejuvenate the sport at a press conference here on Friday. The PWD Minister said: “I would like hockey to be included as a sport in every school in Goa as well as in the villages. Not long ago, India were a dominant country in hockey but today we are struggling to keep up pace with western countries.” Speaking further, Alemao disclosed: “I will try my best to impress the Chief Minister in allotting

the artificial turf to Fatorda and Peddem in Mapusa. If we need to develop the game it is necessary to have artificial turf. We also need to get modern equipment.” Noted TV commentator and advisor to IHA, Anupam Gulati stated: “Goa has produced household names in hockey and I am confident that under the leadership of Alemao the past can be revived. Though Goa has excelled in soccer, I am sure hockey will soon regain its lost ground.” General Secretary Farrel Furtado outlined various plans for Goans Hockey.


St. Savio Sports Club, Calangute prevailed over Candolim Sports Club 3-0 via the tie-breaker after the teams were involved in a goalless draw to move into the semi-finals of Salgaocar Trophy inter-village football tournament

at Sporting ground, on Friday. Calangute custodian Agnelo saved the attempts of Shankar, Manuel and Jose. For Calangute, Pedro Gonsalves, Raj Kumar and Francis Fernandes converted.


Sesa Football Academy (Juniors) overcame Vasco Sports Club 42 in Taca Goa U-20 League at Duler stadium, Mapusa on Friday. Sesa led 3-1 at the break. Three goals in the space of nine minutes gave Sesa a much deserved victory. The goals came in the 24th, 29th and 33rd minutes. Remedios Vaz opened the scoring for Vasco in the 7th minute. Amol Salgaocar doubled the lead for Sesa in the 24th minute. Five minutes later, Charles Miranda of Sesa found the net. In the 33rd minute, Joel Martins of Sesa slotted past the Vasco custodian. After the lemon break, Vasco went into the attacking mode and were rewarded when Vishnu Singh fired home. In the injury time, Adwin Lucas rounded off the tally for Sesa.

W Railway girls in v’ball finals HERALD SPORTS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 16

Western Railway scored a straight 3-0 sets victory over St Joseph to move into the women finals of 2nd all-India volleyball tournament organised by Wilred Leisure SC at St Alex church court, Curtorim on Friday. The railway girls won 25-17, 25-23, 25-16. In the other semi-final, KSCB beat SCR 25-10, 25-17, 25-19.

2nd all-India volleyball organised by Wilred Leisure: Women finals – W Railway v. KSEB. Men semis: KSEB v. MEG Bangalore, St Alex church court, Curtorim, from 8 p.m. Merces volleyball semis: Odxel SC Taleigao v. Haushi Band, Santa Cruz, Moloca court, Merces, 8 p.m. I-League: Churchill Bros v. Sporting Clube de Goa, Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Margao, 4 p.m. Cayman Cup soccer: Varca Sports Club v. Guirdolim, Curtorim ground, 4.30 p.m Goa Premier League cricket: Salgaocar SC v. Sarvodaya SC, Porvorim ground; Dempo CC v. Goa Sports Academy, Panjim Gymkhana; Chowgule SC v. Al-Fatah CC BITS Pilani ground, 9:30 a.m. All-Goa season ball cricket organised by United Cricket Club, Mapusa, Peddem sports complex ground, Mapusa. Exhibition soccer: St Caitan, Merces v. Milagres Copel Boys, Neura, A Lua ground, 4.30 p.m. Colormax Imperial Rolling Trophy soccer: Navelim Sporting v. Calangute Association, Dr. Gustavo Monteiro stadium, Candolim, 4.45 p.m. Sodiem Siolim soccer: Valankani Sports Club, Arambol v. Nerul Sports Club, St Anthony’s church ground, Siolim, 4.45 p.m.




GOA, Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Real keep title race alive Almeria 1 Real Madrid 2 Valencia 2 Athletic Bilbao 0


Real Madrid showed they have not waved their white flag in the title race bouncing back from their demoralising 'El Clasico' defeat to Barcelona with a 2-1 win at Almeria on Thursday to move three points behind Barcelona at La Liga summit. Albert Crusat shot Almeria

into a shock 14th minute lead but Real recovered with Cristiano Ronaldo's 19th league goal of the season and a 69th minute strike from Rafael van der Vaart sealing a comeback win. Valencia are Real's next opponents at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday and they warmed up for the match with a 2-0 home win over Athletic Bilbao on Thursday. Spanish international midfielder David Silva scored both goals.


Sarvodaya were struggling at 81 for 4 after being forced to follow on by Salgaocar Sports Club who folded their innings at 375 in Goa Premier League cricket tournament at Porvorim ground on Friday. Salgaocar resuming at the overnight score of 329 for 7 were 375 all out in 100 overs. Navin Sharma scored 31 (40 balls) for Salgaocar. For Sarvodaya, Rakesh claimed 2 for 57, while Vivian Castelino claimed 1 for 29. In reply, Sarvodaya were 117 all out in their first innings in 28 overs. Suraj Dongre topscored with 27, followed by Robin D’Souza 22, Rudra Rohid 19 and Darshan Mishal 19. For Salgaocar, Sher Bahadur claimed 4 for 6, Singh 3 for 42, Vishal Singh 1 for 46 and Vidyadhar Kamat 1 for 22. Sarvodaya, who were forced


Sao Minguel Taleigao registered a 4-2 win via the tie-breaker over Football Club of Siolim to enter the quarter-finals of Colormax Imperial Rolling Trophy soccer tournament at Dr Gustavo Monteiro stadium, Candolim ground, on Friday. There was no score at the end of the regulation period. Siolim goalkeeper Joseph Britto denied Cedric Peixoto, Velancio Estrocio, Remingo Estrocio and Thomson Fernandes from scoring in the first session. After the break, Taleigao custodian Jonathan Coelho saved Vinay Pednekar and Melroy D’Souza’s attempts at the goal. In the tie-breaker, Anthony Pereira, Caetano Pinho, Samson Pereira, Velancio Estrocio converted for Taleigao, while Claudio Rodrigues and Vetorino Rodrigues scored for Siolim.

Cricket coaching

PANJIM (HSD) -- The 19th annual cricket coaching camp for boys and girls in the age group of 9 years and above, organised by Margao Cricket Academy will be held from April 19 to May 12 at Multipurpose High School ground, Borda, Margao, from 7 to 9 a.m and 3.30 to 5.30 p.m.

to follow on, were 81 for 4 in their second innings. Amit Veluskar scored 32, Advait Katkar 18. For Salgaocar, Dhanraj claimed 2 for 21, Sher Bahadur 1 for 21 and Vidyadhar 1 for 5. In another match at Panjim Gymkhana, Goa Sports Academy were 304 all out in 87.2 overs against Dempo Cricket Club. Aditya Amte scored 48 followed by Azgaocar 24. For Dempo, Arun Wadjee claimed 4 for 60, Harpit Wadawada 2 for 65, H Yadav 3 for 72. In reply, Dempo were 252 for 9 in 84 overs. Alok Sherodkar topscored with 68, followed by Madhu Kamat 18, Harprit Wasawada 31, Rahul Keni 16, Ilyas Naroo 42, Julius Fernandes 1

not out and Arun 2 not out scored for Dempo. For GSA, Bashi Kadam claimed 2 for 39, Aditya 3 for 38, Sahil 2 for 63, Sandesh 1 for 48 and Kunal Nahar 1 for 39.


Pg 20

Real keep title race alive Pg. 19

Dempo down Chirag, stay on top Pg. 18


Rohit keeps Deccans alive PTI DHARAMSALA, APRIL 16

Rohit Sharma's breezy unbeaten 68 overshadowed Mahela Jayawardene's sparkling knock as defending champions Deccan Chargers pipped Kings XI Punjab by five wickets to keep alive their semifinal hopes in the Indian Premier League here tonight. Chasing a 175-run victory target, the Chargers fumbled and faltered but Rohit stayed till the end to guide the side to 178 for five in 19.1 overs. Rohit's eighth IPL fifty was the cornerstone of Deccan Chargers' win as the defending champions recorded their seventh victory in 13 matches to jump to the fourth place in the points table. Earlier, Mahela Jayawardene (93 not out) starred in two identical 86-run stands with skipper Kumar Sangakkara (52 of 37 balls) and Yuvraj Singh (20) to power Kings XI Punjab to 174 for three. Deccan began the tricky chase on an unconvincing note, losing skipper Adam Gilchrist (9) in the second over sent down by Irfan Pathan when Juan Theron took a skier at extra cover. T Suman (43 of 31 balls) then added 41 runs for the second wicket with Monish Mishra (20)

and another 66 with Rohit to Deccan Chargers captain Adam steady the innings as Deccan Gilchrist played safe on an unput their chase back on track. predictable pitch, asking Kings Aware of the task at hand, XI Punjab to bat first and as if to Rohit began rather gingerly, justify the decision, Ryan Harris playing balls according to merit. struck in the very first over. Suman, on the other hand, kept clearing the ropes, hitting Theron, Ir fan Royal Challengers v. Pathan and Yuvraj Singh Mumbai Indians, for massive sixes before Piyush Chawla got the betBangalore, 4 pm ter of him in the 14th over. Kolkata Knight Riders v. Next man in Andrew Rajasthan Royals, Symonds (4) didn't last longer but Rohit grew strong Kolkata , 8 pm in confidence. The right-hander hit Shalabh for what was the Kings XI Punjab: M Jayawardene not out 93, S 500th six of the IPL, which was Marsh c Gilchrist b Harris 0, K Sangakkara c Ojha b preceded by a boundary. Rahul 52, Yuvraj Singh c Symonds b RP Singh 20, I Srivastava was hit over the Pathan not out 1. Extras: 8. Total: 174 for 3. ropes in his next over as well as Fall of wickets: 1-1, 87-2, 173-3. Bowling: Ryan Rohit looked in imperious form Harris 4-0-27-1, RP Singh 4-0-51-1, Mitchell Marsh and he stayed put till the last 4-0-32-0, A Symonds 2-0-16-0, Rohit Sharma 1-0-8ball to see them home. 0, Pragyan Ojha 2-0-19-0, Rahul Sharma 3-0-18-1. Earlier put into bat, the PunDeccan Chargers: A Gilchrist c Theron b I Pathan 9, Monish jab side lost opener Shaun Mishra lbw b Malik 20, T Suman c Sangakkara b Chawla 43, Rohit Marsh in the first over but the Sharma not out 68, A Symonds b Theron 4, Mitchell Marsh c 86-run stand between San- Jayawardene b Yuvraj 15, B Sumanth not out 6. Extras: 13. Total: gakkara and Jayawardene shored 178 for 5. up the innings. Fall of wickets: 13-1, 54-2, 120-3, 126-4, 154-5. Bowling: Jayawardene cashed in on the Vikramjeet Malik 2.1-0-23-1, I Pathan 3-0-35-1, Shalabh Srivastava live he got when batting on 21 4-0-36-0, Juan Theron 4-0-32-1, Piyush Chawla 4-0-24-1, Yuvraj and provided the late charge with Singh 2-0-22-1. an unbeaten 62-ball knock studMan-of-the-match: Rohit Sharma ded with 13 fours and two sixes.


Akram claims ball tampering PTI NEW DELHI, APRIL 16

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram today dropped a bombshell by claiming that bowlers in the ongoing IPL III have been tampering with the ball by rubbing red soil on it. Akram, currently the bowling coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, criticised the field umpires for not taking notice of the ball tampering practice once the floodlights are on and batsmen looking to accelerate. "I won't name anyone but I have seen quite a few cricketers who have been rubbing mud on the ball and that is also tampering," Akram said. "Around the 18th, 19th over in places like Rajasthan, Mumbai or Ahmedabad where there is red soil it is difficult to see the ball under lights and by putting the mud on the ball these players are trying to contain the batsmen or get wickets," he added. "If umpires are not watching then I don't know who is. In this IPL, umpires should look for players who are putting mud on the ball because you can't alter the state of the ball with anything," the legendary left-arm fast bowler told

Nadal win

MONTE CARLO (REUTERS) -Juan Carlos Ferrero had high hopes of advancing into the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters but instead smacked into an impenetrable brick wall named Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-2 today. In the other part of the draw, top seed Novak Djokovic scored an impressive 6-2 6-3 win over Argentine David Nalbandian. The second seed, looking for a record sixth win in Monte Carlo, will next face compatriot David Ferrer, a 7-5 7-6 winner over German Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Tharoor has hidden agenda: Modi PTI MUMBAI, APRIL 16

The verbal war between Lalit Modi and Shashi Tharoor intensified today with the IPL Commissioner accusing the Minister of State for External Affairs of having an "hidden agenda" in the Kochi consortium's franchise bid. "They are trying to put dispute into this. But we are here to stay. We have a robust league and we will continue doing a good job irrespective of hidden agendas. "We will not allow Mr Tharoor to try and shadow this up. Tharoor has a different agenda and it will be shut down, believe me," Modi said. The Indian Premier League Chairman (IPL) also alleged that Tharoor wants to move the newly-won IPL Kochi franchise to Abu Dhabi but said he will not let that happen. "This morning, I learnt from a colleague of mine that Mr Tharoor has approached that 'he would like their support to move the team out to Abu Dhabi. I don't know which way they are going. The theme is to play in India, We will not allow any team to play outside India," he told 'Times Now'. "All these allegations are to

Saina in semis

Curtains for all other Indians at ABC UNI NEW DELHI, APRIL 16

Top seed Saina Nehwal romped into the semi-finals of the women's singles with a powerpacked performance, while all her compatriots made disappointing exits at the Asian Badminton Championships here today. For Saina, who remains the lone surviving Indian in the tournament now, it turned out to be a cakewalk as her repertoire of strokes and skills was just beyond the reach of Malaysian Mew Choo Wong whom she decimated 21-5, 21-13 in just

Liverpool up for sale REUTERS LONDON, APRIL 16

English Premier League club Liverpool went up for sale today after American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett appointed Barclays Capital to find a buyer. Liverpool, English champions 18 times and winners of the European Cup five times, also said British Airways chief Martin Broughton had been appointed chairman with immediate effect and would oversee the sale. ''Following numerous expressions of interest from third parties, the Club has engaged Barclays Capital to advise on the sale process,'' the club said in a statement on their website.

28 minutes. Saina will next face Chinese qualifier Xuerui Li. Barring Saina, there was hardly a reason to rejoice for the Indians as her compatriot Aditi Mutatkar was thrashed by Chinese qualifier Xin Lui 21-14, 21-11. Jwala Gutta and V Diju failed to live up to their top billing and were also knocked out of the event in the quarter-finals. Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas added to the miseries as the Indian men's doubles pair failed to capitalise on a onegame lead and it was curtains for them as well.

digress from giving the truth as to who the shareholders are and that's the key and that's what we are looking for. I will raise it in the next governing council meeting," he said.

Modi also denied accusations that political pressure was put on investors to bid for the Ahmedabad franchise. Modi was also confident that there was no move within the

BCCI to clip his wings by appointing President Shashank Manohar as IPL Co-Chairman.