Issuu on Google+

. 1930

t of India

ER

AIL UNT VO

O HERALD O

The Voice of Goa — Since 1900 Visit us at: www.oheraldo.in panjim, wednesday, apRiL 27, 2011 postal Reg. no. Goa 101 pRiCe Rs. 3.00

Sports: Kalmadi sacked as IOA president Pg 15 IN BRIEF Experience is the best of schoolmasters, only the school fees are heavy . — Carlyle

Actor Genelia D'Souza poses after unveiling a range of rare platinum jewelery at a showroom in Chennai on Tuesday.

SC scraps airport ‘fees’ in Mumbai The Supreme Court today struck down the Airport Development Fees (ADF) charged on passengers by private developer in Mumbai as it was not permitted by the regulator while it allowed the levy in Delhi to go on. The court held that the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA), and not the Government, had the authority to allow privateled Delhi and Mumbai airports to collect the fee. — (PTI) (Report on page 9)

Rolling out the Right to Education (RTE) Act in a phased manner in the State, the Education Department has put up a proposal before the ministry that no student should be detained from Class I to Class VIII. RTE’s Section 16 reads that “no child admitted in the school shall be held back or expelled from school till the completion of elementary education”. Sources stated that the ‘no detention’ policy envisaged in the RTE would be implemented in Goa, possibly from the forthcoming academic year. The Department has already moved a note to the ministry seeking its approval to implement this proposal. “There will be examination with a provision that there will be continuous evaluation of the student on regular basis”, a senior Department official said adding that if a student is weak

HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

or a slow learner, he will be subjected to remedial teaching. The official said that teachers and school managements would be asked to take care of this policy as they are the concerned authorities. “The teacher will have to assess the learning ability of each child and accordingly supplement additional instructions (training), if any, as required”, the official said pointing to the Section 24 of RTE. “Hold regular meetings with parents and guardians and ap-

praise them about the regularity of the attendance, ability to learn, progress made in learning and any other relevant information about the child”, the Section further reads. Formation of a school-level management committee, in each school would be made compulsory, in order to monitor the teaching process. The official said that with the implementation of this policy the criteria for the admission or promotion of a child would (Continued on page 8)

The Directorate of Education (DoE) which is in process of finalising the Education policy is likely to make it mandatory for all pre-primary schools to be registered with DoE. Deputy Director of Education Anil Powar said that under Right to Education (RTE) Act, the pre-primary schools would be brought under DoE umbrella. The RTE, which is supposed to be implemented from the academic year 2012-13 in Goa, has made it mandatory for these schools to be registered with Education Department. To begin with, the Department will prepare a list of such

PTI MUMBAI, APRIL 26

To run trial with five buses from May 1

Estd. 1930

An ISO 9001:2008 Certified, Recognised by the Government of India

INAUGURAL OFFER BUS SERVICE

via

THALASSERY, KANNUR, KASARAGOD

GOA - MANGALORE - GOA Dep:. At 2:00 Pm. From Panjim

MA PUSA : 1.30 PM. PA NJ IM : 2.00 PM. MA RGA O : 3.00 PM.

From April 14th 2011

TIDES TODAY High Tide: 0652; 1924 Low Tide: 0053; 1229

schools form academic year 2012-13, so that for the subsequent academic year, they can regulate these schools under RTE. The Department in 2010, under Goa School Education Rules, 1986 had directed all such schools to register with the Directorate inorder to inspect the infrastructure facilities. The Department till date has list of only 469 schools. “We are in process of finalising the policy to make preprimary registration compulsory”, Powar said. Concerns were raised as many pre-primary schools were running without proper infrastructure like toilets, drinking water, chairs, etc.

Banks fined Rs 1.95 cr for flouting norms

HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

OOR

ey eing

All pre-primaries to be registered!

SHWETA KAMAT PANJIM, APRIL 26

KTC to take pvt buses on contract

OGA

Basis)

Says criteria for admission, promotion be based on age and not merit

KIDS BREATHE EASY: Swami Ramdev interacts with children at Mapusa after attending a Yog Shibir near Bogdeshwar Temple on Tuesday. Photo by Amit Soyru (Report on page 7)

GOA TO CALICUT (KOZHIKODE)

ts)

RTE for no failures from Class I-VIII Police to probe

iire recctottoorrate ate ateofof ofHea Hea Health thSSeervrrvviciicceess llth DDire

US

m 10th 11

Goa’s Heartbeat: Beyonce to perform Pg 4 at Royal wedding reception?

G irl or or Boy Boy Girl raise raise them t hem with with equal equal love love and and ccare ar e

BRING THIS AD & AVAIL UPTO 30% DISCOUNT DA ILY VOLVO

RE

World: Indians in Swiss bank list: Assange Pg 10

(air surcharge Rs 2.00) pages 16 + 4

In a major decision, Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL) has decided to take private buses on contract and run them on a trial basis from May 1. KTCL Chairman Deepak Dhavlikar told Herald that the bus crew would, however, be from the Corporation and the buses would display the Kadamba logo. To start with, the Corporation has decided to take just five buses. “Several private bus operators had approached us but for now, we are going ahead with only five buses, which will run State routes from May 1”, he said. However, gauging the response from the public, the Corporation

will add another 20 buses from May 15, he added. The decision will bring the much-needed relief to hundreds of passengers who are at the

mercy of private bus operators — often on strike for petty reasons. The recent day-long strike called by All Goa Private Bus Owners Association, had forced Government to deploy an additional 50 KTC buses, which also included buses from the interState route. Dhavlikar said that the decision to take over private buses resulted from the frequent strikes by private bus owners. “The private bus owners always rued that their business suffered losses. Now we will be in a position to find out whether they are really in a loss”, he said. The decision also aims to cope with the huge financial loss, the Corporation is going

through. “This will help us in earning revenue, which will help us to overcome our financial situation to some extent”, the Chairman said. He said that the Corporation is also planning to introduce more routes, where buses from additional fleet will run. KTCL, which has a fleet of around 397 buses, had recently added five new high-tech buses. These buses were part of the total 20 buses sponsored under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The Corporation, however, is still in the dark whether they will be successful in getting Central funds for the remaining 15 buses lying idle at a private depot.

BJP eyes minorities, reserves 25% seats

HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

In a bid to cash in on minority votes, the State unit of BJP has proposed to reserve 25 per cent of seats to minority population in the forthcoming Assembly elections. The 25 per cent of the reservation would be for Christians and Muslims but with greater thrust on Schedule Tribe Christians in the State which the party believes feel alienated from the Congress. Speaking to Herald Fatorda legislator Damodar Naik, who is also the spokesperson for BJP legislative Wing, said they have proposed to reserve seats for

The 25 per cent of the reservation would be for Christians and Muslims but with greater thrust on ST Christians. — Damodar Naik

minorities in the State. However, the thrust will be on ST Christians. The BJP has started a membership drive and has received good response in Salcete wherein about 2000 ST Christians have joined the party, the Fatorda MLA claimed. Currently, BJP has two MLAs from ST community — Ramesh Ta w a d k a r e l e c t e d f r o m P o i n g u i n i m a n d Va s u d e v

Gaonkar representing Sanguem taluka whereas Congress has just one — Babu Kavlekar who represents Quepem. When contacted Opposition Leader Manohar Parrikar said a final decision has not been made but it has been proposed to reserve 25 per cent of the seats for minorities. The Opposition Leader is, however, acutely aware that it will not be an easy task to get

suitable candidates if they decide to give higher representation to minorities in the State. The BJP also has plans to give tickets to women candidates in the next Assembly polls and the party has been promoting women leaders at the State level to prepare them for a bigger role in State politics. “In the last four-five years we have been encouraging women leaders in the party to play bigger role”, the Opposition leader stated. In the recently concluded elections to the Corporation of the City of Panaji, almost 50 per cent of the BJP’s candidates were women.

The Reserve Bank today slapped a penalty of Rs 1.95 crore on 19 banks, including heavyweights SBI, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Citibank, for violating norms on derivatives, an instrument used to hedge financial risks. The fine has been imposed on the banks for selling derivative products to companies and exporters without complying with the instructions issued by the central bank from time to time. “The penalties have been imposed on these banks for contravention of various instructions issued by the Reserve Bank (RBI) in respect of derivatives,” the RBI said. The lenders, according to RBI, failed to carry out due diligence with regard to suitability of products and sold derivative products to companies not having risk management policies.

HSRP tenders? SURAJ NANDREKAR PANJIM, APRIL 26

Four months after the Government terminated the contract with Shimnit Utsch Pvt Ltd, the State Law Department has recommended a police inquiry into the tendering process for High Security registration plates. After terminating the contract, the Transport Minister Sudin Dhavlikar had informed the Goa Legislative Assembly that the Government had sought Law Department’s advice on future course of action in the matter. Accordingly, sources in the secretariat informed Herald that the Law Department has recommended police inquiry into the alleged manipulations in the tender papers for the HSRP contract. “There seems to be prima facie evidence that there is manipulation on the footnote of financial bid papers as per the report submitted by the Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava which needs to be investigated by police”, says the noting by the Law Department. However, Law Secretar y Pramod Kamath when contacted refused to confirm or deny the development. “I have submitted the report to chief secretary and I cannot say anything more”, he said. While transport minister’s phone was not reachable, Transport Director Arun Desai said he had no knowledge of the development. “The file has not reached me and as per my information the file is with CS”, Desai said. Calls to Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava went unanswered. Sources further informed Herald that Law department wanted the Government to probe the tender process thoroughly. They said that the joint venture of Shimnit Utsch with the foreign collaborator did not exist as on September 29, 2005, when they bid for the contract. The new director, Nitin Shah, was also not a director with the company as on that date. The validity of the joint venture was under a cloud, the sources in-

Questions to ponder Joint venture of Shimnit Utsch with foreign collaborator did not exist as on September 29, 2005 at the time of bidding. The new director, Nitin Shah, was not a director with the company as on that date and the validity of joint venture was under a cloud. In the financial bid, a statement was written in ink that HSRP users would have to pay a 48% premium. This ink-written statement was not signed for authentication. Nitin Shah’s name was replaced with that of his son, Rushank Shah — a contractual obligation — not informed to the Government. formed. Moreover, the sources continued, in the financial bid, a statement was written in ink that HSRP users would have to pay a 48% premium for replacement of number plates. “This ink-written statement was not signed for authentication. Also, paying of a premium while replacing a number plate was not acceptable. If you are replacing your number plate, it means the company gets additional business. For this, the customer should be given a discount, not asked to pay a premium”, sources stated. Another reason sighted was that there was a change in the composition of the joint venture, where Nitin Shah’s name was replaced with that of his son, Rushank Shah. “This was not informed to the government, which was a contractual obligation”, sources stated.


GOA

OHERALDO

Pg2

GOA, WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL, 2011

Goa yet to decide on entrance test for graduates, PG doctors SHWETA KAMAT PANJIM, APRIL 26

Though Medical Council of India is in process of creating ‘Indian Medical Graduates’ -- a national entrance test compulsory for the Graduates and Post Graduate students across the country, Goa is yet to take its formal stand. The state is groping in the dark over whether to go for National Entrance test or design its own test for the PG and Graduate students. Former Indian Medical Association’s Goa Branch chief Dr Shekhar Salkar said that government should decide only after taking the views of experts and students. He said that national entrance exam should be supported as it will help the students to compete at all India level and they will also have the chance to seek admissions outside the state, if they cannot make it at Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital. “If they are restricted only to Goa level exam, then the colleges outside will not entertain them,” feared Dr Salkar. The issue was figured in the recently held Budget session, where Leader of Opposition had expressed apprehensions that

nDr Salkar allayed fears that Goan students would be lost in the national entrance test. He there will be a separate merit list for the state according to which the reserved seats for the state would be filled. the Goan students would be lost in the national common Entrance test. Goa government is yet to form the committee, as assured on the floor of the House, which was supposed to take the decision on this matter. Parrikar had said there is anxiety among Goan students about appearing for a central entrance test ‘because most of these central exams are fixed’. However, Dr Salkar allayed fears that Goan students would be lost in the national entrance test. “Although the exam would be at national level, there will be a separate merit list for the state according to which the reserved seats for the state would be filled,” Dr Salkar added. As per the draft placed by MCI during ‘national meet

on implementation of reforms in undergraduate and post graduate medical education’, the National Eligibility -cum-Entrance Test for Post Graduates (NEET-PG) will be held from 2012. Candidates who have completed internship or those expecting to complete by March 31, 2012 will be eligible to take the examination. About 100,0000 and maybe upto a maximum of 1,50,0000 candidates are expected to take the examination. It will be notified in August 2011 with applications collected by September end. The admit cards will be dispatched by mid November 2011. The examination will be online type conducted in the mid January, 2012 and the number of sessions etc will be finalised after the feasibility is explored. The MD/MS courses will commence from May 1, 2012. The candidates aspiring for direct 5year neurosurgery and neurology super-specialty or similar courses will have to take this NEET-PG examination for the courses commencing in August. There will be a common paper with 180 MCQs at MBBS standard to be answered in 3 hours. In case of national Eligibility-

cum-Entrance Test for Super Specialties (NEET-SS) for 2012, the candidates who have completed post-graduation (MD/MS) or those expecting to complete postgraduate by June15, 2012 will be eligible. About six to seven thousand candidates are expected to take the examination with courses commencing from August 1, 2012. It will be notified in February 2012 in all by April end. The admit cards for the same will be dispatched by middle of May and the exam will be conducted in middle of June. The paper will consist of about 150 to 180 questions of 3 hours duration. The examination will be online. Meanwhile, MCI in its ‘Vision 2015 document’ has also proposed curricular changes, making training more exciting and challenging to the students. MCI has re-structured undergraduate medical course from five years to five and half years, with introduction of foundation course (2 months), elective 1 (2 months) and elective 2 (2 months) apart from the basic courses. Similarly, several changes have also been cropped up in the PG course.

Contamination of Comba wells still haunts officials HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 26

Mystery still shrouds the contamination of Comba drinking water wells, with analytical reports once again ruling out the presence of petrol, oil grease or kerosene in the wells. Even as shock chlorination treatment of the wells considerably brought down the presence of iron bacteria in the wells, the waters are still unfit for human consumption. In his provisional report on the Comba water wells submitted to the District Collector, South G P Naik, Deputy Collector, Johnson Fernandes has now recommended cleaning up of a Portuguese era underground drain choked in the interest of the city at large and to find out the source of the water well contamination. “As per the analytical report of both the persons, the contamination of wells in not account of petrol, oil grease or kerosene. The iron bacteria was considerably reduced on account of the concentrated chlorine, but in any case it was not fit for human consumption” the deputy Collector said his report. Johnson said that since all methods adopted by the nodal officer, Dr Srikant Mutnuri of BITS Pilani were inconclusive, it is imperative to open to chocked drain to serve dual purposes: one to ensure free flow of water through the drain and to allay apprehensions in the public mind over percolation of dirty waters underground

Residents of Margao can now expect the garbage treatment in place in full respect only by May 30 next year. After its failure to honour its own deadline to set up the garbage treatment plant at Sonsodo by April 30, 2011, the Margao Municipal Council has now promised to put a treatment plant in place at the dumping yard by May 30, 2012. The assurance was conveyed by the Margao Municipal Chief Officer, Prasanna Acharya in an affidavit filed in the high court on the issue. Acharya told Herald on Tuesday that the Civic body has set the latest deadline after taking all aspects into account, including the intervening monsoons and the acquisition of additional land at the Sonsodo yard. He exuded confidence that the waste treatment plant will become a reality at Sonsodo before May 30 as the Civic body has signed an agreement with Fomento Sociadade to undertake the work in a time bound manner. Replying to a question, Acharya said that work on the treatment plant can commence

HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 26

The South Goa Sessions court on Tuesday sentenced one Robert Moraes to three years rigorous imprisonment in connection with the attempt to commit bank robbery in the year 2005. Sessions Judge Bimba Thali further directed the accused to pay a fine of Rs 3000 or in default to undergo four months simple imprisonment. If the event the fine is paid, the court directed that Rs 3000 be paid to the injured employee of the bank. “Considering the seriousness of the offense and the manner in which it was committed, I am of the opinion that ends of justice would be met by convicting the accused for the offense punishable under section 394 of the IPC to three years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 3000”, Judge Thali stated. REjECTED: The Court of Additional Sessions Judge, Vijaya Pol has rejected the bail application filed by Raju Talwar, who was arrested by the Colva police in an assault case. While rejecting the bail, the Judge said that thought the police has recovered the weapon of assault, the case is indeed a serious matter which needs to be investigated by the police.

Plaint filed under I-T Act HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 26

Colva police on Tuesday registered an offense under the Information Technology Act after a woman complained that an unknown person opened her account on the Face Book. Colva PI Tushar Vernekar informed that the accused after opening the account of the complainant had loadedobscene and lewd message.

Mining firms directed to take up protective measures at site HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 26

In a significant order, South Goa District Magistrate, and Chairperson of District Disaster Management Authority, G P Naik has directed all mining companies to build protective bunds and purification plants at the mining sites. The order issued under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 directs the managing bodies of all the mining companies operating in South Goa district to adopt all protective measures at the dumping sites by way of protective bunds and purification plants by May 30. The mining companies have been further directed not to discharge any effluent in the water course without treatment before its discharge. Further directions have been issued to ensure that no water body is polluted due to any mining related activity in South Goa district. “This orders is issued as a pro-active step towards the protection of life, property and environment and does not discharge any managing body

nThe District Magistrate told newsmen that the mining companies have been directed to adopt the safety measures to ensure that the silt will not slide down during monsoons and destroy cultivable fields. The protective bunds will go a long way in arresting the flow of silt in the fields and water bodies, he said. form their mandatory duties envisaged in various Acts and Rules in force”, Naik stated in his order. The order was served on the representatives of the mining firms operating in the district at a meeting held in the South Goa district Collectorate here on Tuesday morning. “Calamities or disasters, namely floods, cyclones, landslides occurs in the state of Goa and Karnataka during monsoons. As the advance warning of these calamities is seldom possible, numerous lives and property remains at stake during monsoons. The only remedy to the situation is to take certain pro-active steps required to be undertaken by every stakeholder to avert any calamity to

HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 26

The Comba well which have under the scanner of officials after their contamination. Photo by Santosh Mirajkar

and contaminating the streams. “The toposheet doesn’t show the existence of the trench but upon excavation of a trench behind the property of Datta Naik, but shows visible signs of a drain. That being the case, then the drain of the erstwhile Portuguese regime is required to be restored by all means. Nondepiction of the drain on the

before the monsoons if the land in question comes in the possession of the Civic body. “We have put for acquisition land admeasuring 57,000 sq mts at Sonsodo adjoining the existing dumping site for waste treatment. If the Civic body gets possession of the land immediately, work on the treatment plant would commence at the earliest”, he added. Incidentally, Fomento officials claimed that work on the setting up of the treatment plant at the dumping site is hampered for want of land since the existing dumpyard is saturated and the acquired land yet to come in possession of the Civic body. In fact, even operations to segregate the existing waste through the Trommel has been adversely hit since the Civic body has utterly failed to cart away the rejects from the dumping sites. If Fomento officials are to be believed, the company is all geared up to build the treatment plant at the site and work would commence on a war footing no sooner the Civic body gets the acquired land.

toposheet doesn’t mean that the visual evidence can be impaired. In the recent past few years, there have also been experiences of flooding in this area of Comba and possibly so, the choked up drain could be one of the reason”, the deputy collector stated in his report. “It is hence necessary and expedient that the Asst. Engineer of WRD W.D. III Ponda gear up

Barge crew attacked HERALD NEWS BUREAU PANJIM, APRIL 26

Some non-Goan crew of barges belonging to different owners were reportedly injured in a scuffle between Goan and non-Goan crew in Sanvordem and Amona. Goa Barge Owners Association (GBOA) President Atul Jadav when contacted however said that he had not received information on the incident. One barge owner from North Goa speaking on anonymity claimed that a crew of 20 members each hired passenger launches and went to invite crew for the May 1 meeting. However, the crew later in an inebberated condition on Tuesday evening attacked some nonGoan crew members from the barges which were at Sanvordem channel and at Amona.

Hotel staff held for theft HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 26

The Colva police has arrested a member of the housekeeping staff of a starred Varca-based hotel in connection with the theft of cash and a mobile of a customer. Police informed that one Shiv Kumar Kukuswami, a native of Tamil Nadu had complained that cash amounting to Rs 40,000, besides a mobile phone was stolen by unknown persons.

to excavate the drain in the larger interest of the Town of Margao and more specially to preserve the elixir of life(water) from getting contaminated. The depth of the drain should roughly be 1.5 mts below the existing surface of the drain. The work should be carried out on priority basis at least within a week’s time or a weekend”, he added.

In what is seen as a setback to the farmers of Navelim agitating to protect their fields from acquisition by the government for the Margao sewage treatment plant, the Panjim bench of the Bombay high court on Tuesday has dismissed the petition filed by the farmers against the government move. Activists Sidharth Karapurkar, however, said the farmers will take stock of the high court order dismissing their petition before admission after receiving a copy of the high court order. Karapurkar said the farmers will weigh various options, including filing a PIL, a review petition or approaching the Supreme Court for relief. Farmers from Navelim had been agitating since December 2009 against the government’s notification to acquire their agricultural fields admeasuring 2.72

Hubby arrested for murder

HERALD CORRESPONDENT PORVORIM, APRIL 26

A 29-year-old man residing in Nachinola was arrested on charges of murdering his wife, after her body was found by the roadside at Nachinola on Tuesday evening. Mapusa Police have identified the deceased as Sneha Shetye, who was married to Ganpat P Shetye, a native of Pernem, six years ago. Incidentally, Mapusa Police informed that Ganpat had approached Pernem Police station and had admitted having murdered his wife Sneha. According to Mapusa Police, after they were informed about woman’s body lying alongside the side near Nachinola at about

7.30 pm, they rushed to the site and shifted the body to Asilo Hospital in Mapusa. Police further informed stab injuries were seen on the deceased’s stomach and chest. Pernem Police first sent Ganpat to Goa Medical College Hospital at Bambolim for medical examination. He was later handed over to the Mapusa police station, where he was arrested. The accused has been charged under Section 302 IPC. Since the marriage took place within seven years, the inquiry is being conducted by the Deputy Collector. Police Inspector Rajesh Kumar is also investigating the case.

HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

Transport Department has said that the district administration’s act of lifting restrictions on the truck timings amounts to contempt of the High Court. Director of Transport Arun Desai said that the restriction on the movement of the trucks during certain time was imposed as a part of High Court directives. “If district administration lifts the restriction it amounts to contempt of the court,” Desai said. As per the press note, Dis-

lakh square meters for the twin purpose of expansion of the Margao’s sewage plant and to provide a buffer zone around the plant. Coming together under the b a n n e r o f S a l p e m To l l e m Xetkarancho Ekvott, Navelim, the farmers have been running from pillar to post to save their fields from acquisition. And, with pleas falling on deaf ears, with the government bulldozing its way with the acquisition process, the farmers have now knocked the doors of the high court to stop the government from acquiring their agricultural fields. Their objections were threefold: One, the land sought to be acquired are paddy fields, cultivated by them; that the fields are their sources of livelihood and that such a vast land admeasuring 2,72,737 square meters was not required for the buffer zone.

trict Magistrate, South Goa, has ordered relaxation of timing due to closing of Schools for vacation for entry for transportation of mining Trucks in Quepem and Sanguem Taluka from April 21 to May 31, 2011 from 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. However, the loading at the Mines shall be stopped at 4.45 p.m. It is further notified to erect necessary traffic sign boards at Quepem to Curchorem and Sanguem to Curchorem and Curchorem to Sanvordem stating Entry of Transportation of Mining Trucks from 6 am to 6

When women break barriers in a male bastion, they are normally lauded for their achievement. But in this case, there were no accolades and the woman in question ended up with an offence booked against her. In an unusual development, Canacona Police late Tuesday night arrested a woman Matka bookie from Agonda on charges

of accepting Matka bets. Sources informed that this is perhaps the first instance in Canacona taluka where police swooped and arrested a woman Matka bookie. It is, however, widely believed that a few women accept Matka bets elsewhere in the State. According to Canacona Police sources, the woman was reportedly caught red-handed while accepting Matka bets in an establishment near her residence

The petitioners had contended that the proposed acquisition is not intended to ser ve and public purpose and they apprehend that the acquired land under the garb of sewage plant expansion and a buffer zone would be converted to commercial use or allotted to private individuals. Meanwhile, Chairman of Goa Sewerage Development Corporation Ganashyam Shirodkar has said the government is not against the farmers cultivating the fields sought to be acquired for the sewerage project. “We want to acquire the land for expansion of the sewerage project by laying a sewerage line in Navelim and to create a buffer zone. If farmers are interested in cultivating the fields, modalities can still be worked out by siting across the table”, Shirodkar added.

Goan seamen welfare panel denies merger HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 26

The Goan Retired Seamen Welfare Association has asserted that the organization has not merged with any other association looking after the welfare of seamen. GRSWA President Ifrona Dias said the Association has been fighting for the last two years to enhance the monthly ex-gratia monetary assistance of Rs 200, stagnant for the last 20 years, to Rs 1500 per month and for the introduction of a proper regular pension scheme to meet the increasing prices of all essential commodities. “This is being done to ensure that the retired seafarers and widows enjoys a decent living”, Dias said, while making an ap-

woman matka bookie arrested HERALD CORRESPONDENT CANACONA, APRIL 26

the extend possible, thereby ensuring safety”, Naik said, adding that the mining belt in South Goa district is always under tension during monsoons due to risk involved at the dumping sites. The district Magistrate told newsmen that the mining companies have been directed to adopt the safety measures to ensure that the silt will not slide down during monsoons and destroy cultivable fields devastated. “The protective bunds will go a long way in arresting the flow of silt in the fields and water bodies”, he said, adding that residents inhabiting the mining companies have been complaining to the large scale deposit of silt in the fields, leaving agricultural land devastated by mining activities.

‘Lifting restrictions on truck timings amounts to contempt’

Farmers’ plea against fields acquisition dismissed

Garbage treatment plant at Sonsodo by May 30 next! HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 26

One sentenced for attempt to rob bank

at Agonda. Police further informed that cash of Rs 821 and other Matka booking materials used in the illegal trade were recovered from the accused. “Head Constable Sapna Rane from Canacona Police led the all women police raiding team apparently in a pre-planned move by Canacona Police,” sources informed. When contacted, Canacona Police could not provide any further details of the arrest.

peal to the members of the association not to fall prey and do not be misguided and be victims of, false rumours, as their genuine demands are put forward before NUSI/ITF, Indian Seafarer’s Welfare Trust and State and Union Ministers, besides the MPs.

driver held HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 26

The Cuncolim police has arrested the driver of the bus which was involved in a head on collision with a Uno car at Balli last week. The bus driver Ramdas Tulsidas Naik was arrested by the police and later released on bail of Rs 10,000 The Cuncolim police are investigating.

pm. Similarly, relaxation of timing due to closing of schools for vacation period the roads notified for transportation of Mining Trucks in Mining sector in Usgao between Usgao Bridge to Suktolim (Dharbandora) and up to Digas Bridge from April 21, 2011 to May 31, 2011 from 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Meanwhile, transport department on Tuesday issued challans to 26 trucks in South Goa and 34 in North Goa for overloading and illegal transportation.

Complainant satisfied with police chargesheet HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 26

Complainant Franky Monteiro has expressed his satisfaction over the police action of chargesheeting ex-Sarpanch of Loutolim village panchayat Jose Fernandes for submitting an alleged fake draft Regional Plan 2021 to the Chief Town Planner. Monteiro said that he and 24 other villagers had lodged a FIR with the Maina Curtorim police on January 5, 2010 on grounds that the alleged fake plan was submitted as genuine in an attempt to bypass the proposed draft regional plan prepared and submitted by the Village Level Committee selected by the gram sabha after following the due process of law. “The villagers of Loutolim are thankful to the investigating officer, PI Sidhant Shirodkar for thoroughly investigating the matter and filing the chargesheet inspite of political interference and constraints which was an open secret. Such actions by the police will set a precedent and also a deterrent to others as such illegal acts by the Sarpanchas and common who are then protected by political interference”, he added. Monteiro claimed that the fake plan submitted by the ex Sarpanch depicted glaring changes from the proposed draft plan submitted by the Village Level Committee only to the advantage of very few individuals. “Certain privately owned lands adjacent to the Verna Industrial estate were illegally changed to industrial in the fake plan submitted whereas the plan submitted by the Village level Committee depicted these lands as Orchard lands. Another glaring change was areas on the river banks of zuari where illegal shipyards are operating were depicted as industrial zone whereas the Village Level Committee had proposed these areas to be retained as per 2001 RP which were agricultural and settlement”, he said.


OHERALDO

GOA

Pg3 GOA, WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL, 2011

POLICE STATION ATTACK CASE

Babush seeks HC nod for SIT probe HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

Education Minister Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate on Tuesday sought a direction from the High Court that the February 2008 Panjim police station attack case be handed over to Special Investigation Team (SIT) although chargesheet has been filed by the CBI. Babush, one of the accused in the infamous attack on the police station has also pleaded to quash and keep in abeyance the case trial in the lower Court pending registration of the FIR to its counter complaint and filing of appropriate chargesheet by the CBI. “The CBI has admitted that they have investigated the case without the counter complaint filed against the Panjim police being registered. The probe has been biased although there were Court directions to register the

counter complaint,” Babush said in his petition filed through counsel S Nadkarni and Arun Braz D’Sa. The Court has adjourned the matter till June 15. CBI, in January 2010 filed a chargesheet against Babush, his wife Jennifer, former CCP mayor Tony Rodrigues and others in the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), Panjim. On February 19, 2008, Monserrate along with his supporters from Taleigao had taken a morcha to the town police station to condemn attack on his supporters. Some of the leaders present gave inflammatory speeches, which caused the mob to turn violent and riot outside the police station. Babush, his wife and 36 of their supporters were arrested thereafter. Around 32 policemen were injured and vehicles

parked outside the police station were torched by the unruly mob. Panjim police registered an FIR against more than 500 persons. The case was subsequently handed over to the CBI. The CBI chargesheet against the education minister, his wife Jennifer, former Panjim mayor Tony Rodrigues and 34 others mentions rioting, unlawful assembly, rioting and unlawful assembly with deadly weapons, causing hurt and grievous hurt to public servants and mischief. The accused are also charged under Section 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. The attack, in which several policemen were injured, had shaken the state. Interestingly, Babush in his earlier petition before the High Court had demanded handing over the case to the CBI.

Politicos presence at Lokayukta workshop causes resentment HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

The much awaited visit of Justice (Retd) Santosh Hegde to the state was turned into a show of hypocrisy, according to activists in the state, who questioned the presence of politicians, even those who have in the past been under the scanner, for speaking against corruption. The workshop cum brainstorming session on ‘Lokayukta: Goa’s Concerns’ organized by the ICG, where Justice Hegde spoke, also featured an introductory talk by Speaker Pratapsing Rane, a talk on “Implications of Lokpal Bill vis à vis the local legislations by Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik, another talk by “What is the exact status of the Goa Lokayukta Bill till date?” by Ramakant Khalap, Chairman, Law Commission of Goa & former Union Law Minister. “Calling politicians will not help. They will naturally want to sabotage the whole thing. Both Shantaram Naik as well as Khalap, were trying to subvert the whole issue. They

London to host World Konkani Sammelan HERALD CORRESPONDENT LONDON, APRIL 26

A Vishwa Konkani Sammelan is to be held in London as part of the Global Goans Convention from 22 to 25 July this year. The sammelan will see cultural programmes by Konkanispeaking expats from Goa and other parts of India. The convention will also celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Goa’s Liberation. Eminent historians, social and political scientists, as well as freedom fighters from anti-colonial struggles across the world will participate in this segment of the convention. Leaders of Goan associations from across the world will participate in this convention, organised by the Goan Association (UK). An interactive session with the Indian High Commissioner on issues concerning NRIs and PIOs of Goan origin is also part of the programme.

should not have been invited and even if they are invited they should not be allowed to speak,” said Rui da Gama, an activist who also one of the panelists at the event. “They took most of the speakers’ time. Shantaram Naik was trying to tell the Justice Santosh Hegde that he should not be on the Lokpal bill drafting panel,” Gama who also gave a talk on Need of a Lokayukta in Goa stressing that they were only trying to sabotage and subvert the whole anti-corruption campaign. Khalap was in the past, accused of swindling crores of Rupees from the Mapusa Urban co-operative Bank Ltd, something which peeved Rui all the more. Rui however vowed to carry on his relentless struggle through his NGO Asha Family Responsibilities & Rights Association Goa, of which he is the convener. Soter D’Souza, when speaking to Herald before the event, said that it would be a wasted exercise only reiterated what he had said albeit sarcastically.

“Good to hear solutions from the mouths of people who manipulated corrupt systems are today sponsoring anti-corruption events. As long as people continue to get manipulated nothing will change,” Soter sarcastically remarked. Reports doing the rounds also suggested that Hegde was kept in the dark about the other speakers at the event. When contacted Arjun Halarnkar, programme manager at the International Centre, Goa, said that the event was not sponsored by any mining company or Dattaraj Salgaoncar, putting to rest reports doing the rounds that, that was the reason why Justice Hegde bore the airfare or stay costs. “Dattaraj Salgaoncar proposed the vote of thanks. He was there in capacity as the life trustee of the ICG. The function was not sponsored by him. In fact Justice Hegde did not accept airfare or the stay costs even. He paid for his ticket on his own and came down,” Arjun said.

Authorities in the Goa Medical College have, submitted a report of the three botched up caesarean operations, to the government for further action. Speaking to Herald, Dean of the Goa Medical College, Dr V N Jindal informed a report has been sent to the Health Secretary, who will decided on what action is to be taken. “We have received the report and it has been forwarded to the government. They will de-

HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

Notorious criminal Jose Lopes alias Joe Boy, accused for giving ‘supari’ to a contract killer to eliminate Home Minister Ravi Naik’s son Roy, was granted anticipatory bail by the North Goa Sessions Court on Tuesday. Joe had filed anticipatory bail plea before the Principal District and Sessions Judge Nutan Sardessai, a week ago, in wake of apprehensions that the police may arrest him for interrogation. Granting bail, the judge observed that there is no case proven against Joe Boy. In the order the judge said that if Joe Boy is arrested he should be released on bail bond of Rs 10,000. Secondly, if the accused is going out of Goa he should leave his residential address with the police. The police reply sought his custodial interrogation in order to know the motive behind harming the minister’s family. Joe, who is also involved in cases of theft, robbery, threatening and other similar offences had gone underground after Michael Fernandes’ confession that he was offered Rs 2 crore to kill Naik family.

Close two Portuguese institutes or face action: Freedom fighters HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

Goan freedom fighters have threatened to hit the streets in protest if the Government fails to shut down Portuguese establishments, which they consider is aiming at dividing the people of Goa. Goa Freedom Fighters Assoc i a t i o n ( G F FA ) P r e s i d e n t Naguesh Karmali told reporters that if need arises they would visit Delhi pressing for their demands and subsequently ensure that the Portuguese Consulate in Goa stops functioning. “We want that Portuguese establishments, mainly Fundacao Oriente and Institute Camoes are shut. Their existence is only to create pro-Portuguese lobby in Goa and split Goans. If the (Union) government fails to meet our demands, we will not allow the Portuguese Consulate to function here,” Karmali said. The bitter reaction ensued following an interview of the Ambassador of Portugal to India Roza de Oliveira to an English daily, that he is still not able to understand what Goan freedom fighters want from Portugal. He was also quoted saying that Goans have forgiven Portugal. The association members said

Konkan Fruit Fest from April 28 HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

Two days later promenade along River Mandovi from Panjim Market onwards will be hive of activity with people thronging to see and taste rare fruits of the Konkan region. Yes! Konkan Fruit Fest 2011 is happening again after a gap of three years. Botanical Society of Goa (BSG) will host a four day fruit fest to be inaugurated on April 28 in the city with active participation from Agriculture Department of Goa, Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR) Old Goa, Vengurla-based Regional Fruit Station and Dr B S Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeet – Dapoli and the University of Agriculture Research at Dharwad and Bangalore. The KFF was huge success when it first came to be organized in 2003 as it provided a rare opportunity to taste varied varieties of mangoes and other

seasonal fruits which are otherwise not available in the market. However, since 2008 BSG was unable to organize it but this weekend people can look forward to feast on fruits with about twenty stalls selling fruits and juices. When contacted Miguel Braganza, Secretary of BSG, said they intend to have on display at least sixty-five varieties of mangoes, four –five type of cashews and other fruits. People will also get to taste fruits such as Chirputa (physalis) sweet Karmala (star fruit), Dhavi Sola (made from vomt fruit). There will be also participation by Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) which will demonstrate how to ripen fruits. The GOACAN, an organization of consumer activists will also be part of the fest, he said. Besides, Chorao Farmers Club is likely to make huge impact as it will have sale of two varieties of mangoes -- Sakari and Mancurad. They will put on sale 1000 sakari and 1000 Mancurad mangoes and with proper packing done, added Braganza. Another attraction of the fest is fruit eating competition.

Tillari affected farmers warn to block canal over demands HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, ARPIL 26

It’s really been a long wait of thirty years for farmers and locals who are waiting for a glimpse of better life after they lost their farms for Tillari Irrigation Project (TIP). The Goa government has failed to keep up with its promise of giving government employment made to farmers when they parted with their livelihood thirty years ago. The farmer’s association, including farmers from Goa and Maharashtra, has threatened to block Left canal of Tillari project that supplies water to Goa on May 1 if the government continues to ignore their demand. The association has further warned that the agitating farmers would jump into Tillari water if government tries to stop them. “It’s really frustrating that the governments have not done what they had promised to do. We can’t hold on for any long,”

nThis is grave injustice to us and with loss of land we have nowhere to go the government has not kept its promise,” stated Gawas whose father gave 40 acres of land for the project -- for which the government paid him pittance of Rs 1.25 lakh. stated Shashikant Gawas, President of the Association. Three months the government had reconfirmed its intention to recruit affected farmers into government service. “Meeting was held between the ministers of the two states,’ told Gawas further adding that nothing has happened till date. As per the agreement signed between the government of Maharashtra and Goa Government,

Report on botched up caesarean submitted to government HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

Joe Boy granted bail

nWe have received the report and it has been forwarded to the government. They will decide what action is to be taken,” Dr Jindal said. cide what action is to be taken,” Dr Jindal said. He however denied that any medico-legal case was registered. “There is no need to register any medico-legal case nor

an FIR. The government is empowered to initiate action,” Dr Jindal said. Dr Vanita Pereira, a senior obstetrician doctor at GMC has already been temporarily suspended after junior doctors botched up three caesarean operations resulting in one infant losing two fingers and another two suffering minor cuts one on her back and another on her cheek. All three infants were girls and are currently recuperating in the GMC.

in 1990, land acquired for the project for construction shall be acquired by the government in whose territory it is located and hand over the possession of land to the government of Maharashtra. The cost of acquisition of land and rehabilitation of displaced persons shall be debited to the project cost. Two governments were to share the project cost in the ratio of 73.3:26.7 with Goa Government bearing cost to the tune of 73.3 per cent. According to Gawas, of the 1263 affected families -- 832 families have been certified but so far only 185 have been given jobs by the Maharashtra government whereas Goa government has not at all delivered on its promise. “This is grave injustice to us and with loss of land we have nowhere to go - the government has not kept its promise,” stated Gawas whose father gave 40 acres of land for the

project -- for which the government paid him pittance of Rs 1.25 lakh. As part of the rehabilitation project though they received 350 sq of land in Sahanyale village of Sidhudurga district, Gawas pointed out that it is grossly inadequate to accommodate family of ten. “We built a house without sanitation facility because there is no enough space,” says Gawas who looked completely frustrated. Goa receives about 120 MLD of water from the left canal of Tillari Irrigation. When contacted P Paramasivan, Managing Director, Goa Tillari Irrigation Development Corporation (GRIDC) said he was not aware of the problem and if there is any it will be dealt at the government to government level. The Minister for Water Resources Filipe Neri Rodrigues was not available for comment.

SP urged to inquire into Agnelo’s death HERALD REPORTER MARGAO, APRIL 26

Suspecting foul play in the death of Agnelo Fernandes, the brother of the deceased on Tuesday has sought the intervention of the district police chief, South Allan De Sa to conduct a thoroughprobe into the incident. In his petition to the SP, South, Jerson Fernandes said his deceased brother had left the house at Cuncolim along with another person on April 22, and did not return home the night and his body was later found floating in a water body the next

day. He claimed that the left hand of the dead body from below the elbow was missing The complainant told the SP that he had narrated all his suspicions to the Cuncolim Police Inspector, but added that the PI has told him to find an eye-witness to the incident to register a crime and arrest the accused. Jerson has urged the SP, South to intervene in the matter and conduct a thorough inquiry into the death of his brother. Cuncolim PI Nelson Albuquerque was not available for comments.

nWe want that Portuguese establishments, mainly Fundacao Oriente and Institute Camoes are shut. Their existence is only to create proPortuguese lobby in Goa and split Goans. If the Centre fails to meet our demands, we will not allow the Portuguese Consulate to function here. -- Karmali that Portugal have no business to speak about Goa, as memories of their barbaric rule has still not faded away. “We strongly object to the Portuguese and Goa relations. We need to read in between the lines. They are still proud for having colonized Goa for 451 years,” he said adding that they

do not object Goans learning Portuguese language provided they don’t forget their roots. GFFA treasurer and veteran freedom fighter Prabhakar Sinari has demanded a Central level probe into the working of the Portuguese establishments in the State. To another issue that several Goans opt for Portuguese citizenship, the association has said that they should not be allowed to Goa anymore. “They have lost their nationalities. They are no more Goans. They can come to Goa but alike foreign tourists on ‘six months tourist visa,” Sinari said. They recalled how the association members raised strong objection to the arrival of Portuguese navy’s ship NRP Sagres in November 2010, which was to commemorate 500 years of arrival of Vasco-da-Gama in Goa. The association members have further criticized certain local politicians and bureaucrats for having soft corner for the Portuguese.

Cadbury is back BHARATI PAWASKAR PANJIM, APRIL 26

The dispute between the All Goa FMCG & Telecom Distributors Association and chocolate and biscuit major Cadbur y ’s has been resolved. All Cadbury’s products have made their appearances in the shop shelves starting Tuesady, as the association members have resolved to resume billing immediately. Association President B M Prabhudessai told ‘Herald’ that the boycott was withdrawn following a meeting between company representatives and association office bearers at Hotel Orion, Porvorim, at around 9 pm on Monday, in the presence of distributor Santosh Kamat of Sanvi Sales. The distributor, who had been suspended following a dispute with the company, has been reinstated as part of the understanding between the association and the company.

How to Make ONLY PROFITS in

STOCK MARKET FREE SEMINARS WITH FREE DVD by Doveman Group, Bangalore

Learn RIGHT ENTRY / EXIT

DYNAMIC SYSTEM -reveals insider’s trading secret

For Positional Traders, Beginners, Near Margao Police Station, Margao Day Traders, & Investors

Today 6.00 pm

GOA WOODLANDS HOTEL Tomorrow 6.00 pm

GCCI, Panaji

CALL: 09591100700

Disclaimer: All Stock Market based Investments are subject to market risks.


OHERALDO

Pg 4

GOA

GOA, WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL, 2011

UPCOMING EVENTS Br Anil’s retreat at Parra PANJIM(HND): Br Anil of Salvation Ministry will conduct a one-day retreat on May 4 at Emerald Lawns, Parra from 10 am to 5:30 pm. The service will stress on praise and worship, Holy Spirit power demonstration, Word of God, Word of Knowledge, Healing and Deliverance. For details, call 9226387098 /9763553575. For free transport information call 9823055659.

Sangeet Natyamahotsav CANACONA(HC): The Vth All Goa Dinanath Pai Sangeet Natyamahotsav 2010-11 organised by Shri Asvasth Narayan Devalaya and Sarvadav Association in collaboration with the Art & Culture Department will commence at Mokhard-Canacona from April 27, Wednesday. Addressing a press conference, Shri Asvasth Narayan Devalaya and Sarvadav Associations organizing secretary Shirish Pai informed that the Natya Mahosthav will be declared open by Canacona MLA Vijay Poi Khot in the presence of Department of Information Director Menino Peres on Wednesday evening. ‘Saubadhra’, a presentation of Shri Parashuram Housy Natya Mandal will be presented on the inaugural evening. ‘Ekuch Pyala’ by Asthgandh, Goa Nimrithi will be staged on Thursday, the second day of the Natyamahosthav, while ‘Priti Sangam’ will be stage on Friday. A Konkani natak ‘Ami Lagn Karchench Naim?’ by Nagesh Maharudr, Nageshi-Bandora presentation will be staged on the last day of the Mahosthav. The Natya Mahosthav will be staged at Shri Asvasth Narayan Devalaya Subagraha Mokard-Canacona and the stage performances will begin at 7 pm sharp, informed Pai.

CME programmes at GMC PANJIM(HND): The Department of Pathology, Goa Medical College in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Cytologists will be organising two CME (Continuing Medical Education ) Programmes in Goa Medical College. The first CME Programme will be held on May 4 at 3 pm in the Pathology Department seminar room and there will be a CPC (Clinico Pathologic Conference ) with the presentation of two cases of Ovarian Lymphoma and Parotid Oncocytoma. The clinical features, investigations, gross, microscopy, treatment, differential diagnosis and prognosis of Ovarian Lymphoma and Parotid Oncocytoma will be discussed. Dr R G Wiseman Pinto and Dr Savita Chandra will chair the scientific session and the speakers are Dr Ajit Nagarsekhar, Assistant Professor of Obstretics and Gynecology , Goa Medical College, Dr Vynetta Maria, Post Graduate from the Pathology Department, GMC, Dr Reshma Salelkar Assistant Professor of Surgery, GMC and Dr Eugene De Souza, Post Graduate from the Pathology Department GMC. Goa Medical Council has given accreditation for this CME and awarded one CME credit. The second CME Programme will be held on May 5 at 3 pm in the Pathology Department seminar room and there will be a CPC (Clinico Pathologic Conference ) on Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma .This will be chaired by Dr R G Wiseman Pinto and the speakers are Dr Ankush Desai Head of the Endocrinology Unit of GMC and Dr Anuya Bandekar ,Post Graduate from Pathology Department, GMC. The topics to be discussed are clinical features, investigations, treatment, gross, microscopy, and recent advances of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma. The Goa Medical Council has given CME accreditation and awarded one CME credit for the CME. Both the CME Programmes are open to doctors. The CMEs are coordinated by Dr R G Wiseman Pinto.

Yi sets plan for activities, projects in State HERALD REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

CII’s Youth wing, Young Indians (Yi) has set a plan of implementing various activities and projects under its various focus areas in Goa. Addressing a press briefing on Monday, CII Yi’s ex-chairman Dr Rahul Mirchandani said that the youth wing stresses on sectors including environment, education, healthcare, employability, innovation, agriculture and others. He said that Yi focuses on awareness building, action projects, advocacy and partnerships for scale-up. “The Yi farmers net which has 12000 young progressive farmers, works on spreading knowledge of best practices in agriculture which can be applied to improve crop productivity,” Mirchandani said. He said that programmes for farmers, study tours, training

n Young Indians has carried out various initiatives in the last one year which includes truck drivers’ awareness camp, obesity camp, employability workshops for college students, drawing competition for children on clean environment, and other projects. -- Dr Jennifer Lewis e Kamat sessions in rural schools and National Agromax conferences involving all stakeholders could be organised. “Yi Goa hopes to launch a Farmer Net for Goa during the year,” he added. National Yi Chairman Shankar Vanavarayar said that Yi Goa, as part of the one million tree plantation initiative, has distributed 5050 saplings in villages across Goa. Dr Jennifer Lewis e Kamat said that it has carried out various initiatives in the last one year

Farmers made aware of govt schemes at Parra mela HERALD CORRESPONDENT CALANGUTE, APRIL 26

Parra Panchayat in collaboration with the Zonal Agriculture Office Mapusa recently organised a Farmers Mela at Parra. The Farmers Mela was organised to explain various schemes available to the farmers with the agricultural office and the RDA schemes through which the farmers can go ahead with their crops for the ensuing season. Assistant Agricultural Officer, Zonal Office Mapusa, Joshi briefed the farmers and others on various schemes available with them, while RDA official Eknath Shirodker listed the schemes through which the farmers can avail the benefits. Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes, who was the chief guest for the function, called upon the farmers to avail the benefits under various schemes of the

State government. Fernandes assured to help the farmers in whatever way he could through his own good self. He also assured to take up the matter with the agriculture minister for providing tractor, etc, to plough the fields. Fernandes also had a special praise for the Parra Panchayat for safeguarding the greenery of the village. Earlier, Parra Sarpanch Benedict D’Souza welcomed chief guest Agnelo Fernandes, officials of the agriculture and RDA departments, farmers and the villagers. D’Souza called upon the farmers and villagers to make the best of the opportunity and avail various schemes to boost agriculture in the village. Sarita (Agriculture) compered the function and later proposed the vote of thanks.

A Little About Civics

The National Anthem

The National anthem is a patriotic musical composition of a country, which reminds and praises the history, traditions and struggles of its people.

The national anthem has to also be recognised as the official national song, either by the nation's government or by convention through use by the people.

National anthems are used in a wide array of contexts. They are played on national holidays and festivals, and have also come to be closely connected with sporting events. During sporting competitions, such as the Olympic Games, the national anthem of the gold medal winner is played at each medal ceremony; also played before games in many sports leagues, since being adopted in baseball during World War II. When teams from two different nations play each other, the anthems of both nations are played, the host nation's anthem being played last.

The national anthem of India is 'JanaGana-Mana', composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore. It was adopted as the national anthem of India, in its Hindi version, by the Constituent Assembly, on 24th January 1950.

Why have a National Anthem?

Jana-Gana-Mana

'Jana-Gana-Mana' was first sung on 27th December 1911, long before India gained its independence, at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. The complete song comprises of five stanzas, and lasts for approximately 52 seconds (playing time).

The song was then translated, from Sanskrit to English, by Rabindranath Tagore.

As to the story behind this translation, in 1918 Tagore was invited, by controversial Irish poet James H. Cousins, to spend a few days at the Besant Theosophical College (BTC). James was serving as the principal of the college, at that time. On February 28, while attending a gathering of students at BTC, Rabindranath sang the song in Bengali. At the time he thought of translating the song in English. A few days later, in Madanapalle, Tagore wrote down the English translation of the song. His cousins' wife, Margaret, who was an expert in Western music, set down the music for this English version. The framed original English translation is still displayed in the library of Besant Theosophical College in Madanapalle.

Conclusion

Jana gaṇa mana adhināyaka jaya he Bhārata bhāgya bidhātā Pañjāba Sindhu Gujarāṭa Marāṭhā Drābiḍa Utkala Baṅga Bindhya Himācala Yamunā Gaṅgā Ucchala jaladhi taraṅga Taba śubha nāme jāge Taba śubha āśiṣa māge Gāhe taba jaya gāthā Jana gaṇa maṅgala dāyaka jaya he Bhārata bhāgya bidhāta Jaya he jaya he jaya he Jaya jaya jaya jaya he!

A National Anthem is meant to buoy the spirits of the citizens of a country – whether to encourage them to play harder or to engender courage when fighting for their rights. The song is intended to inspire patriotism and love for a country, and thereby unify a population – by forgetting differences and working together as a whole towards a common good.

A National Anthem has no real measurable effects, but the intangible effects are felt by all those who have been reared from infancy to love their country, with all its flaws.

Contact Us:

Comments or queries? Bouquets or brickbats? Talk to us! Email Junior Herald at junior@herald-goa.com or join our Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/Herald.Jr. Our readers are invited to rave, rant, chat or even contribute. No message will go unanswered!

which includes truck drivers’ awareness camp, obesity camp, employability workshops for college students, drawing competition for children on clean environment, and other projects. Yi, which was launched in October 2009, through a comprehensive national network till date has engaged 12,000 members through its district chapters, farmer nets & student nets and has 160 members in three corporate chapters.

Grant in Aid for children’s organisations HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

The Directorate of Art & Culture has formulated a scheme for providing one time grant-in-aid in memory of Blessed Mother Teresa to institutions engaged in providing meaningful, safe, playful environment, food, shelter, health care to the aged, destitute, sick, marginalised children. Application forms for accessing the grant are available upto May 20 in the Directorate of Art & Culture, 5th Floor, Shramshakti Bhavan, EDC Complex, Patto, Panjim. Last date for the submission of the forms duly completed is June 30.

Rane not available HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane will not be available for public on April 27 at Forest Rest House at Valpoi. However, he will be available at the same venue on May 4 from 9.30 am to 1 pm.

Expo for school teachers organised at Canacona

S H O RT TA K E S Prayer service for aged

Devappa Bhagat (103), a non-Christian, and other senior citizens of St Teresa of Jesus Church Chaudi with Parish Priest Fr Manuel Fernandes and Fr Freddy Lobo, after celebration of a special mass for the aged and sick celebrated on Palm Sunday. Photo by Kathy Pereira

CANACONA(HC): Chaudi Church honoured Devappa Bhagat (103) recently where St Vincent de Paul Society held a special mass and prayers for the aged and sick in the parish. St Vincent de Paul Society, a parish body associated with the old, sick and poor brethren as per its annual practice, observed the Sunday with special prayers for their health and peace. Several senior residents in the parish were specially ferried to the church on Sunday, where the society St Vincent de Paul held a specific programme after the mass and distributed sweets and refreshments. Devappa Bhagat, non-Christian resident in the locality was the star attraction among the sick and old who participated in the special mass, prayed upon and blessed by St Teresa of Jesus Church Parish Priest Fr Manuel Fernandes. Few other parishioners who were in the ages of 90-100 also attended the services and were blessed by parish priest.

Kerkar on Poinguinim committee

A student checks a learning material brought in for the TLM exhibition by a teacher from Canacona. Photo by Kathy Pereira HERALD CORRESPONDENT CANACONA, APRIL 26

As part of talent search for creativity in teaching methods, Canacona block of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan recently organised an exhibition of Teaching Learning Material (TLM) at cluster levels for school teachers of Canacona taluka. Teachers from several schools in Canacona displayed their creative teaching materials which they take assistance in their teaching process. Materials include working models on principles of science, mathematics, social science, EVS, geography and languages. SSA provides an assistance of Rs 500 to each teachers, who displayed their TLM in the daylong exhibition held at SSA’s Block Resource Centre, Nagarcem-Canacona. Poinguinim ML A Ramesh Tawadakar, who was chief guest at the prize distribution function, said: “Imparting the best of education by providing the best of practicing opportunities to the students, will not only

brighten the students in their academic works, but most importantly help in stopping parents who sometimes en-mass enrol their wardens to city-based schools looking for quality education.” “I am ready to provide financial assistance if any teachers intends to bring out more innovative teaching materials including models and charts,” offered Tawadkar. The concluding function was attended by SSAs State project coordinator (community mobilization) Madhu Joshi, State project coordinator (Pedagogy) Subhash Mandrekar, DPC (South) Celso Dias, ADEI Canacona Babaji Kothulkar, BRC Coordinator Canacona Kamlakar D Mhalshi among others. Later, certificates and prizes were distributed to the participating teachers. BRC coordinator gave a welcome address, Umesh Dessai proposed the vote of thanks, while CRP Ratnakar Parit compered the function.

GUJ polls on May 21 HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

The annual general body meeting of Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ) has been convened on May 21 at its office hall, Sixth floor, Shramshakti Bhavan, Patto Plaza, Panjim at 9 am to hold elections for GUJ President and ten other members of the GUJ executive committee for two-year term, apart from other items of the agenda which include discussion about amendments to GUJ constitution. Questions and suggestions should reach the General Secretary by May 17. Filing of nominations will be held on May 14 and 16 from 10 am to 12 noon. Scrutiny will be done on May 16 from 12 noon to 12.30 pm. Candidates can withdraw their nomination on May 17 from 10 am to 12 noon. Elections (if required) will be held on May 21 from 9 am to 12 noon at GUJ Office hall, Panjim. The provisional list of voters has been declared and displayed on the notice board of GUJ office. This list will also be avail-

able with the GUJ General Secretary Sudesh Arlekar (cell no 9822179125). Objections/suggestions regarding this list should be submitted to General Secretary by May 2. After considering the objections, the GUJ Executive committee which will meet on May 3 at 3pm, will decide upon the final list of voters which will be displayed on notice board of GUJ Office on May 4 and will also be available with the returning officer, Sharadchandra Naik. Members should clear membership dues as they can participate in the election only after they make the payment. GUJ General Secretary/Treasurer will be available for the collection of membership fee in GUJ Office during the days of filing of nominations. GUJ accounts will be made available for inspection coincidental with the timing of filing of nominations. Copies of the audited statement of GUJ accounts will be made available to GUJ members on request after May 15.

CANACONA(HC): Prof Rajendra Kerkar has been appointed chairman of 'MLA Ramesh Tawadkar Social-Works Felicitation Committee' to honour the Poinguinim MLA for his contributions to the society. At a recent meeting, a committee was appointed to recognize the services of Poinguinim MLA, in his various capacities such as president of Balram Gram Vikas Sanstha, founder chairman of Adarsh Gram and an active leader who worked tirelessly to get special status for ST community, besides his service oriented leadership to uplift the downtrodden masses in the society. The felicitation programme is scheduled for May 8 at Chaudi-Canacona. Deepak Amonkar and Govind Gawade are appointed as vice-presidents, while Kamlakar Mhalshi will be the working president of the felicitation committee. Vishant Gaonkar is secretary, while Sanjay Komarpant and Sanjay Gaonkar will assistant secretaries. Various other sub-committees are also appointed under the leadership of Dr Uday Gaonkar (programme committee), Dilip Gaontonde (welcome committee), Narayan Dessai (publicity) and Amol Pagui (stage/decoration).

Noronha on National Expert panel PANJIM(HND): Jose Manuel Noronha, General Manager at Agnel Technical Education complex, Verna and Assagao has been appointed on the National Expert Committee of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. This Expert committee will examine proposals and provide guidelines and make recommendations thereof on Technology based Entrepreneurship Development programs, Faculty Development Programs etc which are conducted by various Institutions across the country. The expert committee has been constituted with approval of the Union Secretary for Science and Technology, Government of India and had tenure of three years. The committee will also monitor the progress of the programmes being implemented at these Institutions. Earlier this year Noronha, on the recommendations of the State Government was appointed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India as Chairman of the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Goa State. Noronha was selected to Train in Business Incubation at the University of Texas, Austin under the Indo US Science and Technology Forum last year and this exposure will help in creating this incubation facility.

Night Vigil at Carambolim on May 1 HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

The Parishioners of Carambolim under leadership of their Parish Priest will organise an ‘All Goa Night Vigil’ on the occasion of Feast of Divine Mercy and International Workers Day on May 1. At 7.30 pm, Sr Ida Fernandes will conduct the Biblical Rosary based on the word of God and life of Blessed Joseph Vaz. At 8 pm, people from different walks of life will give witnesses on how they have changed their lives by attending the Friday retreats at Carambolim Church. From 9 pm 10 pm Fr Diniz will speak on the theme of the year ‘Vavra Seventlean Devachea Totvank Govai Dium-ia ani Devachi Kaklut Onbhovum-ia’. From 11 pm to 1 am, Mario Fer-

nandes in charge of the Music Ministry will conduct Praise and Worship session. From 1 am to 2 am, Francis Lobo from Vasco with his dramatic troupe will present a skit based on the life of Blessed Joseph Vaz. From 3 am to 4 am the Parish Priest Fr Conceicao D’Silva along with his ministry Dioginho D’Costa and Jose Miranda will conduct the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament based on the theme. During the time of adoration, Fr Conceicao will pray over the childless couples for gift of child. From 4 am onwards, the concelebrated mass will be held. The main celebrant will be Director of Biblical Centre, Fr Manuel Gomes. From 6 pm onwards, confessions will be held with several priests in attendance till 12 pm.

Notice to mariners

POWER SHUTDOWN

HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

APRIL 27

National Institute of Oceanography will deploy current meter at Cortalim, Borim and Sanvordem in Zuari River on April 27, 28, and May 5 and 6 to measure the currents. During this period a watch keeping boat also will be anchored in the vicinity of the current meter deployment. All river traffic plying at the above mentioned locations has been advised to keep a sharp look out, go slow and pass at safe distance so as not to cause them any harm, says a press release.

KUMBARJUA: From 9 am to 2 pm. Areas affected are Kumbarjua village, St Estevam village and Gaudalim. APRIL 28

SIRIDAO: From 9am to 2pm. Areas affected are Modlo waddo, Jeju Nazareth, Firguem Bhat, Sea view bar and restaurant, Zuari village. PORVORIM: From 9 am to 2 pm. Areas affected are Bhutki wado, Sangolda Morod, Mae de dues Sangolda and surrounding areas.


Pg 5

OHERALDO GOA, WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL, 2011


OHERALDO

Pg 6

www.oheraldo.in

O HERALDO

Colonialism, secularism and opportunism

Vol No CXI No: 116 Goa, Wednesday, 27 April, 2011

Living in the past

O

nce more, the Goa Freedom Fighters Association (GFFA) is flexing its aging muscles. This time it has threatened to disallow the functioning of the Consulate General of Portugal in Goa unless the Fundacao Oriente and the Institute Camoes, which they say are “frontline organisations of the Portuguese”, are shut down. GFFA President Naguesh Karmali said at a press conference that the Portuguese, who ruled Goa for over four-and-a-half centuries, have to be “shown the door”. Maybe his memory is failing him. The Portuguese have already been ‘shown the door’ on 19 December 1961, after the Indian Army secured the surrender of the colonial forces, having entered Goa the previous day. This year, we are celebrating the golden jubilee of that glorious moment. The anger of the freedom fighters seems to come from a comment by the newly appointed Ambassador of Portugal to India Jorge Roza de Oliveira – who was in Goa recently – that “Goans have forgiven Portugal”. Diplomatically, it is not the most appropriate comment for a diplomat representing a former colonial power to make. But it is no reason for the Fundacao Oriente or the Institute Camoes to be shut down. Both do excellent work; the former in the field of culture and the latter in language. Mr Karmali says these institutions “should come under the scanner of the union government”. It is an infructuous demand. All organisations in this country that receive foreign funds, including these two, are continuously under the scrutiny of the Union Home Ministry. The freedom fighters seem to be forgetting that the brutal regime of the dictator Salazar is gone. It was overthrown by the ‘25 de Abril’ or Carnation Revolution on 25 April 1974, the 37th anniversary of which the Portuguese Ambassador was celebrating in Goa. It overthrew Salazar’s successor Marcelo Caetano, ended the authoritarian ‘Estado Novo’ dictatorship, and brought democracy to Portugal. Within a few years of the revolution, all remaining Portuguese colonies got independence. Mario Soares, who was incarcerated by Salazar in 1949 because he was fighting for democracy in Portugal and was locked up in the same jail as Goan freedom fighter Purshottam Kakodkar, was elected the Prime Minister and then the President of Portugal. It was fellow freedom fighters like him who took power in Portugal after 1974. Now, the country has gone even beyond. Present Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and Prime Minister Jose Socrates are both from a generation that joined politics after the 1974 revolution. Our freedom fighters need to stop living in the past. There is absolutely no connection between the Portugal of their day and the Portugal of today. We are now two free and equal countries. Why the paranoia?

S

Arson with precision

ome ‘unidentified persons’ selectively targeted 12 trucks parked near a mine at Tollem, Sanguem, on Sunday night, all of which were owned by people residing in Uguem. According to the police, the mysterious arsonists opened the bonnets of the 12 trucks, placed sacks soaked in kerosene on the engines, and set them on fire. These same persons themselves doused the fires after the engines of the trucks were burnt beyond repair, to ensure that the blaze would not spread to any of the dozens of other trucks parked at the spot. This appears to be business rivalry between groups of mining truck owners. The Police must nab the culprits. Competition cannot condone arson.

Disrespectful headline Swapnil Shirodkar, by email I did not like your headline in the Herald issue of 25 April 2011 ‘Sai Baba is Dead’. Sai Baba and Sathya Sai Baba are two different people. You have hurt the sentiments of all the devotees and followers of our God ‘Shri Sai Baba’. Usage of the word ‘Dead’ is inappropriate. A word like ‘Passes away” would have been suitable for any respected person.

‘DMD’ ko maro goli Lawrence Fernandes, Sancoale I have been reading these days so much about the Hindi Film “Dum Maro Dum” which is simply giving undue publicity to

100 Years Ago

H

the Portuguese used a religious justification for their colonial adventure, says FReDeRicK NoRoNHA

and it over to Goa; and a few other States do it with so much shamelessness. Even when a supposedly secular Congress government is in power here, the agenda-setting role gets handed over to communal ideologies. Not only that, even issues as crucial as commemorating our past, is left to individuals and institutions who confuse chauvinism for nationalism, and see hating a neighbouring country or people of another religion as patriotism. In Goa, we’ve spent years letting the debate get set by the lunatic fringe. Portugal’s ambassador in India to Jorge Roza de Oliveira put it well the other day, when he said some “people think that the former Portuguese dictator, Dr Antonio de Oliveira Salazar is still alive and 120 years old.” In another statement, which perhaps didn’t get the attention it deserved, Portugal’s Consul-General in Goa Dr António José Marques Sabido Costa thanked freedom fighters “who helped the Portuguese society to understand better all the wrongdoings we were doing in certain countries, and... realise that we needed to change our official policy and fight for a democracy ourselves.” Saying sorry is a tough job. Still, the recent generation of Portuguese — the Consul-General was born after 1961 — have shown their willingness express regret. Are we in Goa now willing to stop continually seeking victim status, to face up to the past, and to acknowledge both the bad and the good it brought to us? Whether we like it or not, we have to face up to some harsh realities. It may be fashionable to portray Goans -almost all of them — as victims of the past. Yet, this is not simply true. Goa, with its long and mixed history of colonial rule, reminds us strongly how communal recordings of the past don’t hold water. Of why self-interest and perceived group interest is stronger than ideology, religion or other ‘isms.’ Scratch the surface of Goa’s past, and you come up with all kinds of answers. Portuguese colonialism in the early 16th century was virulently anti-Muslim, and some of our Hindu ancestors actually collaborated with colonising the region. These inconvenient aspects are being glossed over, ignored or sought to be completely rewritten today. The Portuguese used a religious justification for their colonial adventure. They ironically used a religion that was born out of a protest against the Roman Empire to justify their ends, and part

the film. What I would think the script writer, director or whoever is involved in saying that “In Goa liquor is cheap and the girls are cheaper” they meant this: The liquor is cheap (which is a fact) and the girls (non-Goans) are cheaper. Poor Bipasha Basu may have not meant Goan girls nor Indian girls. It may imply that girls are cheap elsewhere, but in Goa they are cheaper. Perhaps, it has to do with Goa’s colonial past, and the goings-on then. But such comments not only serve to degrade women not only in Goa but across the rest of the country. It is time the Entertainment Society of Goa opens their eyes and shut the doors of Inox and similar cinema houses, so that in future, these ugly producers think twice before releasing a movie with language that insults Goans.

Migrants unwelcome

Parliament elections held

The medium of learning

Last Sunday were held at Lisbon the elections for the post of deputies to the Parliament.

Act of installation received

A copy of the Act of installation from Salcete Municipality for the Organisation of an Agricultural Congress which will be held in the country.

War pamphlet received

We have received from Octaviano Guilherme Ferreira, the Hon’ble attache of the French Consulate in Bombay a copy of the pamphlet denominated as ‘War Documents’.

Pradeep R Lawande, Sanquelim A child is not required to seek employment soon after completing her four years of primary education. Therefore, linking the medium of instruction at primary level to get jobs is not correct. Primary education is the foundation of all further learning and would get stronger only if the first education of a child is imparted through its mother tongue. During our times, English language was introduced to us only in the fifth standard. But today, it is introduced right from the first standard, even though the medium of instruction of that institution is other than English. This familiarity with the English

in the first place. It is today fashionable to see British colonialism as something quite natural. We take pride in staging the ‘Commonwealth’ Games, being part of that club of ex-colonials, and legacies like cricket. But Portuguese colonialism is seen as something despicable, a phase which got everything quite wrong, was filled with Black Legends, and is best forgotten. Such an approach disallows us from a more balanced understanding of our own past. British colonial and even post-colonial historiography overtook, and deleted, Portuguese history as somehow not relevant. This has been pointed out by the Paris-based Croatian origin historian and scholar Dr Ines Zupanov. “When you call something as not relevant, then you don’t study it. From the 19th century onwards, historians saw the Portuguese stuff as (related to) just a small piece of land, and dismissed the Portuguese as fanatics, or pre-modern just as Indians were also dismissed as pre-modern.” She adds: “Pre-modern people don’t make science. They don’t think rationally. They were left in this pre-modern, pre-rational world. While the British, and Dutch to a certain extent, were the ones who brought science, modernity and tried to improve those Indians who were seen as medieval. These are all Orientalist discourses.” Yet, Portuguese knowledge, Zupanov believes, was relevant in many spheres. For instance, in natural history, the Portuguese

contributed to the building of the Materia medica, about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing. They did significant work about illnesses, remedies, medicines, plants too. The knowledge is “enormous.” It can be argued that Portuguese colonialism incorporated a wider section of Goa — especially the local elites, regardless of religious difference — than other forms of colonialism did. But it is complex, and needs better understanding, for more reasons than that. Hindus fleeing the late 16th century version of religious intolerance found shelter in Muslim-ruled areas. Catholics too fled Portuguese-ruled Goa and settled in areas like Mangalore and coastal south India. The Marathas, today lionised by the current rulers of Goa who use post-dated spectacles of 20th century nationalism, undertook frequent attacks on the region, and probably made life for the locals here. But this did not prevent the Marathas themselves from building strategic alliances with the Portuguese, when it suited them. Scholars like the historian Dr Pratima Kamat have bluntly narrated how local Hindu elites too, with their interest in trade, propped up the colonial enterprise in Goa. So did the archivist-historian Pandurang Pissurlencar. As Dr Kamat writes: “There were other ways in which Goans served the Estado. They provided troops for the Portuguese either free of cost, as did the Raja of Sonda, or for a commission. Not only troops, but ships and crew were also supplied by GSBs and Shets.... Another area in which Hindus played a dominant role was the collection of rendas. Rendas were the non-agricultural sources of government revenue...” Much is made of the fact that Catholics in Goa were converted “by force”. Today, this might be a useful narrative. The fact is, apart from the religious bigots of other religions who keep raising this issue continually, most Catholics in Goa today seem perfectly happy with the religion their ancestors switched to. If anything, they might have differences over the political or other role played by Catholicism in today’s Goa, and not a decision made many centuries ago by someone in their family. At the end of the day, what we need is less political posturing and more honesty in evaluating this complex reality called the past, and colonialism in Goa.

Dumb and dumber

M

Three fishermen from Ceylon were being rescued off the coast of Southern India where their canoe was attacked by one swordfish which ripped their vessel into two.

Fishermen rescued off coast

of their regime was a theocracy where Church and State had a cosy power-sharing arrangement. Yet, at the same time, the whole of the Portuguese rule in Goa was definitely not theocratic or illiberal and bigoted, as made out to be now. Some colonial governments too were virulently anti-clerical, and even the powerful Jesuits and other religious orders were banished, while the 1910 Republican Revolution stopped discrimination (which is why we have an A J de Almeida High School in Ponda today). It gave equal rights to the Hindu population in a Goa where the Catholic majority was just in the process of being diluted due to out-migration. Can we say the same about treating all equally in liberated Goa today, regardless of religion, caste or ethnic origins? A very scary process is underway these days, to portray Goa’s long colonial episode into an unending night of religious bigotry. A tiny fringe is working overtime to justify this point of view, to make a sense of hurt continue, and to justify new wrongs being committed in the name of the past. You just need to walk into cyberspace to understand this process. Texts written by historians or prominent journalists have been placed online, sometimes even mixed with pure bigotry and propaganda, to justify a new communal version of history. Such writers have a duty to ensure that their names are not used to justify fake articles which they didn’t author themselves (in entirety)

uch drugs must have exchanged hands along the coastal belt ever since the controversy over the Bollywood flick Dum Maro Dum erupted. The controversy was around some cheap dialogue which goes something like “In Goa wine is cheap but women are cheaper.” To keep better relationship with the protestors, the film-makers decided to replace the word ‘women’ in the dialogue with the word ‘relationships.’ But unfortunately, the relationship only worsened. Be that as it may, it must be said that the movie is definitely not a product of a figment of imagination on the part of the script-writer. In fact, he could jolly well have got the inspiration from the happenings in the state which are all well too know. Goa is full of life (read as night-life). Don’t be surprised if one day Hollywood too finds an inspiration to make a film on the night-life in the state. Goa is a tourist hub. Different types of people make the tourist population in the state. While there are the tourists who come down with their families to have some clean fun and visit the temples and churches, there are also those who come down to

This bears reference to Hasiba Amin’s letter ‘The main issue’ (Herald, 12 April). There were times we had a handful of beggars in our streets and now with the influx of migrants and government corruption, we have an abundance of them. We have land stolen from right under our feet with records being changed at the Panchayat level of governance. We have politicians using these ignorant forces for political gain. We have a social problem. We Goans are eroding at the core.

27 April 1911

Devil’s ADvocAte

Tongue in Cheek

Hubert Lobo, Bastora PRIMEIRO DIARIO NAS COLONIAS PORTUGEZAS

OPINION

have some dirty fun. These are the people who bring a bad name to the state. These people do not come down to drink coconutwater and swim in the sea. They are looking for some night-life. Many are not satisfied with the hard drink that flows like water, therefore, they ‘graduate’ to hard drugs. Wine, drugs, women the coastal belt has everything to offer. Incidentally, with the closure of the dance-bars in Mumbai and the red-light area at Baina, the coastal-belt has now become a hot-spot for night-life. It is understood that there is even a ‘package tour’ for one-night which many from the neighbouring states undertake. The package is inclusive of everything. The guys check-in in the evening and check-out the next morning. Then there are the massage parlours. While many of these parlours are genuine, others have much more to offer than just a massage, all at a price of course. In all this ‘hungama’ it is the unfortunate Goan woman who gets a bad name. Naturally, there has been a lot of hue and cry raised by Goans over the derogatory remarks. The local politicians and even the Goa government joined the bandwagon by raising

By Adelmo Fernandes its voice of protest. All this must have come as a blessing in disguise for the makers of the film. It has only given the movie very wide publicity which it would otherwise not have got. If not for all the hype surrounding the movie, it would have faded into oblivion in due course, just like any other Bollywood flick. But now, more people across the country would probably be watching the movie, if not for anything, but just out of curiosity to see in what way the movie depicts Goa and Goans (particularly Goan women). Who knows, the movie could also end up becoming a box-office hit. The producers could be laughing all the way to the bank, while we Goans could be left licking our wounds. Will Goans boycott the movie, or will they also be driven by curiosity to watch it, and in the process, contribute to the success of the film? That’s the big question. On hindsight, protesting against the movie appeared like a dumb move. If Goans patronise the movie, it will look dumber.

Letters to the Editor Letter of the Day

Please wake up, sir

John Mascarenhas, Aldona

On 12 April 2010, I took charge of the Comunidade da Bôa Esperança, Aldona, as President. Since then, I wrote several letters to the Administrator of Comunidades, Bardez, regarding urgent matters which needed attention at the Administrator’s level. But, till date, I have not received any reply. Article 120 of the Code of Comunidade stipulates that the Administrators of Comunidades must have their residences in the capital of the respective talukas. As the Administrator is a part-time officer of the government he has no time to attend to the affairs of over 66 Comunidades in North Goa. Due to Administrator’s negligence, we are neither able to operate the accounts nor carry out repairs to the building which is on the verge of collapse. We also have several litigations in Courts and we are unable to pay advocates’ fees. Because of misappropriation of funds the accounts have not been handed over as yet to the new managing committee. We are not able to auction the sluice gates belonging to the Comunidade for want of actions against the concerned officials of the present Managing Committee. We are not even able to act on encroachers of the Comunidade land due to the Administrator’s silence. The new Administrator of Comunidades, Bardez took charge somewhere around mid February, 2011. But, till date as per our information, he has not reported to the office of the Comunidade North Goa even once. The Minister of Revenue, who also happens to be the Minister in charge of Comunidades gave assurances, in the recently concluded Assembly that action will be taken regarding the functioning of Comunidades. Please wake up Mr Minister if you are really interested in saving the age old institution of Comunidades of Goa. language today helps a student while changing the medium at the later stage.‘First education through mother tongue’ is an universally accepted principle. It would not be wise to debate over this truth in the field of education.

Plebiscite for what? Reginaldo Diniz, Navelim Plebiscite or opinion poll is not conducted to decide issues like Medium of Instruction. In 1967, Opinion Poll was conducted to decide whether Goans wanted to stay separate or merge with Maharashtra. Goa decided in favour of the former. If at all a plebiscite or opinion poll is to be conducted, it has to be done in strife torn Jammu and Kashmir to decide whether they want to join India or Pakistan. Please do not misuse the term plebiscite or opinion poll. It is height of stupidity to link plebiscite or Opinion Poll to MoI.

Will someone act? Ireneu Fernandes, Porvorim It is refreshing to read that several villages i n S a l c e t e a re u p i n a r m s a g a i n s t builders/panchayats for establishing huge housing colonies in their areas. However, there is little or no resistance from the villages in the North. One such village is Socorro village. Just in front of the village panchayat, there are huge housing complexes and that too, on the hill slopes. The perennial water drain near a huge plot down the village road, has been completed blocked with mud from numerous trucks. There is no retaining wall. The Panchayat seems to be looking the other way. Will someone act?

Corrupt government Glestone Fernandes, Cuncolim How can this government deprive its own

people clean air and water, the basic fundamentals of their very existence? This must be the most corrupt Congress-led government that Goa has ever experienced. Greed for power and wealth, even at the cost of the very people who voted them to power, has left Goa in a sorry state. But the election day is fast approaching. It will then be a time to decide on a change in leadership. We need candidates who are clean, or we would be wondering as to whom to vote for.

Whither police force? Richard Zackaria, Quepem This is with reference to the police force in Goa. The police have been involved in all the dirty games like drug-politician nexus, murders being committed in custody of ordinary people, and robbing of people who had blocked the roads in the villagers to prevent mining trucks. Did they do this to make up for the money they gave as bribes, to secure a job in the force? I was really surprised to read articles which mention that the weapons like guns can be used by only a few police officers. What would happen if a Mumbai type terrorist attack occurred in Goa? Would the police be able to handle the situation or will they seek help of the RPF?

‘Bhushan’ bungle S Kamat, Alto-Betim The Bhushans position on the Jan Lok Pal committee is becoming more and more indefensible. For those of civil society in the committee we should surely adopt higher standards than what politicians follow and that is – hold on to office until proven guilty. There is a point, well-taken, when people say that there will be a smear campaign to discredit those on the committee from Anna Hazare’s side. Moreover, if the Bhushans were well aware that a smear campaign would have been indulged in, they shouldn’t have given two different sets of CDs containing their purported conversation with Amar Singh/Mulayam Singh, one that they gave for private testing from their end and the other that they gave to the Delhi Police. The two conflicting reports on the CD testing should have been avoided.

Paths of Wisdom Attachment By Jiddu Krishnamurti Can you face the fact that you are attached - not only to a person, to an idea, to a belief, but to your own experiences, which is much more dangerous? Your own experiences give you a sense of excitement, a sense of being alive. If one is aware that one is attached one sees all the consequences of that attachment - anxiety, lack of freedom, jealousy, anger, hatred. In attachment there is also a sense of safety, a sense of stability, a sense of being guarded, protected. And so there is the possessor and the possessed and hence there must be jealousy, anxiety, fear and all the rest. Now, do you see the consequences of all that - not the description of it but the actuality of it? I am attached to you out of my loneliness and that attachment, arising from loneliness, says, “I love you”. I feel a communication because you are also in the same position. Two people cling to each other out of their loneliness, out of their depression, out of their unhappiness. So what happens? I am clinging not to you, but to the idea, to something which will help me to escape from myself. You may be attached to an experience, to an incident, which has given you great excitement, a great sense of elation, a sense of power, a sense of safety and you are clinging to that. That experience, which you have had, what is it? That experience is registered in the mind and you hold it. That something you are holding on to is dead and you also are becoming dead. If you see all this, without any direction, without any motive, just observe it, then you will see that insight shows the whole thing as on a map. When once there is that insight the thing disappears completely, you are not attached. (Source : Spiritual parables)

Printed and published by Vinayak Pai Bir for and on behalf of Herald Publications Pvt Ltd. Printed at Herald Publications Pvt Ltd, Plot No: L-135, Phase II, Verna Industrial Estate, Verna, Salcete, Goa. Published at PO Box 160, Rua Sao Tome, Panjim, Goa - 403001. Editor-in-chief: Mr R F Fernandes. Editor: Ashwin Tombat (Responsible under PRB Act). Regd Office: St Tome Road, Panjim, Goa. Tel: 2224202, 2228083, Fax: 2222475 (all Editorial); 2230535, Fax: 2225622 (Advertising); Margao: 2737689. Mumbai Office: 16-A, Bell Building, 2nd Floor, 19 Sir PM Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400001 (Tel: 22840702/22844908). RNI No: 43667/83. HOW TO CONTACT US: mail@herald-goa.com — For press notes, general queries. junior@herald-goa.com — Junior Herald; junioryouth@herald-goa.com — Careers. heraldmirror@herald-goa.com — Sunday Mirror. reporters@herald-goa.com — For Reporters. business@herald-goa.com — For Business news. editor@herald-goa.com — For Letters to the Editor. sports@herald-goa.com — For Sports news. advt@herald-goa.com — For Advertisements. 2day@herald-goa.com — For Herald 2day. tiatr@herald-goa.com — For Tiatr Reviews and Reports. Disclaimer: Except for the editorial above, articles and letters in Herald represent the views of the concerned authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Herald editor, publisher, and/or owners.


Pg 7

OHERALDO

GOA

GOA, WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL, 2011

Opinionated Lackadaisal approach to corruption

US Naval crew happy with Goan hospitality

By S KAmAT

R

ecently, Pranab Mukerjee gave an interview on television to one of the leading English news channels. When asked about corruption, he said that no government in free India has done so much to fight corruption than the present one. Seeing this program one could not help but be reminded of the three monkeys’ made famous by Mahatma Gandhi. In the same manner, Pranab Mukherjee’s approach would be to see no corruption, hear no corruption and speak no corruption, while citing the announcement of the constitution of the JPC on the 2G scam and the sacking of Ashok Chavan on the Adarsh scam. He did not, of course, say that the JPC was constituted with the government under duress, by the Opposition, notably the BJP, and there was no alternative as far as the sacking of the previous Maharasthra CM was concerned. Such statements by a senior minister of the UPA2 government points out to a lackadaisical approach, when it comes to corruption. When democracy is held captive by our leaders and put behind bars, then what further hope does this country and its people have? Democracy in today’s India has become elitist and its meanings, interpretation and actions are required to be explained to the common citizens by these politicians who are self-serving blood-sucking leeches. Thus when Digvijay Singh of the Congress sought clarification that when Anna Hazare and his group are claimed to represent civil society, then does it mean that politicians are ‘uncivil’, he indirectly and unintentionally hit the nail on the head! Otherwise, in the lead up to the constitution of the committee to draft the Lok Pal where it was first said that this committee would have no legal basis, it would be sabotaging democracy where elected leaders of the people are being sidelined, and that if civil society members are to be in the committee, then Ministers could not be in it and that they would be replaced by officials of the government etc., etc., which would be reinstating once again the elitist nature of the politicians and elected members of our legislatures. In the same context, you would have ministers telling us that there was no real scam in the 2G case. Or in the case of the cash-for-votes scam, due to lack of evidence, the entire case was swept under the carpet. Even in Shibu Soren’s case, during the Narasimha Rao government, it was made out that nothing could be done since any act which has its origins in the floor of the House, is beyond the purview of our judiciary. The current cash for votes scam will surely also meet a similar fate. In conclusion, Manmohan Singh set a wrong example by not voting in the Assam elections and rushing post-haste to attend the BRICS summit in China. Manmohan Singh was in Assam and sought a seat from that state into the Rajya Sabha. Was it difficult to get his plane to stop over for a few hours at Guwahati to cast his vote, which, in any case, happened to be on the same flight path to China? These are the small signals that our PM overlooks and it will cost him dearly one day.

US nuclear submarine ‘USS La Jolla’ anchored at Mormugao Port. HERALD REPORTER VASCO, APRIL 26

The maiden visit of US nuclear submarine ‘USS La Jolla’ and ‘USS Emory S Land’ submarine tender ship in the State has been a memorable journey, with crew on both the submarine and submarine tender ship voicing happiness with the Goan hospitality. Interacting with media on board the submarine on Tuesday afternoon, most officers and crew expressed happiness over hospitality in Goa. US submarine and submarine tender ships are on a maiden visit as part of ‘theatre co-operation goodwill initiative’ in the region for five days. The submarine, which will sail back on Wednesday, had arrived at Mormugao port on April 23.

“ The submarine will undergo minor repairs and maintenance at the Mormugao port. The ‘La Jolla’ is a Los Angelesclass nuclear-powered fast attack submarine carrying Tomahawk cruise missiles, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, torpedoes and mines,” said Bernad Jeff, Commanding officer of USS La Jolla. ‘USS Emory S Land’ will provide tended support services to USS La Jolla, as USS Emory S Land is to provide intermediate level expeditionary maintenance and repairs and logistical services to submarines and surface ships operating in the US Navy’s Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Fleet areas of responsibility. USS Emory S Land’s repair department will perform minor equipment adjustments as well

Photo by M Prabhav

as manufacture and provide some quality of life items to the crew’s eating and living spaces that will help make the submarine’s sailors’ lives a bit more comfortable. “Though the visit is for recreational activities, we had a community relation projects and participating in sightseeing tours and activities like crew members had participated in a tree planting project, basketball game with a local club team,” added Jeff. “We are very excited to be here in Goa,” said Capt Eric Merrill, commanding officer of USS Emory S Land. “Our crew is honoured to have the opportunity to visit Goa and further strengthen our partnership between our two navies,” he added.

Thousands attend Ramdev’s Yog Shibir at Mapusa

Wild cats kill calf in Sancoale HERALD REPORTER VASCO, APRIL 26

Two wild cats killed a calf near Five Star Laundry, Sancoale, in the wee hours of Tuesday. The calf belonged to one Mahadev Naik, who had tied the calf in the shed. The villagers are aware about the presence of couple of wild cats in the village, as the villagers had often sighted wild cats in the jungles of Sancoale and Chicalim. It may be recalled that about one and half years ago, a wild cat was spotted in Chicalim village near MES college and a construction site, while recently a wild cat was seen moving in neighbouring Sancoale. “We are aware about the presence of the wild cat in Sancoale jungle, as the villagers had ear-

lier informed about it. We had even laid a trap for the wild cats a few days ago,” said forest official Julio Quadros. Naik, whose calf was killed on Tuesday, said they had heard a dog barking when the wild cat attacked the calf. “Wounds were visible on calf ’s stomach. The calf was found dead after two wild cats disappeared from the site, while another cow was also in the same cow shed, which escaped unhurt,” added Naik. Forest official Quadros said the wounds seem to have been caused by that of a wild animal. “Since there is spring flowing in the vicinity of today’s incident, there is a possibility that wild cats have taken shelter in the nearby area,” claimed Quadros.

The calf attacked by wild cats at Sancoale.

Photo by M Prabhav

Membership invited to Tiswadi Saraswat Samaj HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

Memberships are invited to Tiswadi Saraswat Samaj, Registered in November 2010, which has been formed to serve the Saraswat Community residing at Tiswadi Taluka and Porvorim area. Saraswats residing or working in Tiswadi or Porvorim Area and NRI Saraswats having residential place in Tiswadi or Porvorim are eligible for registration. The membership forms are available at 115, Kamat Towers, Patto, Panjim, Ph 2438811. T-1, 3rd Floor, Jairam Complex, Nevgi Nagar, Rua de Ourem, Mala, Panjim, Ph 2227856; Vinayak J S Sird o n ka r, O p p p o l i c e s t a t i o n , Fo n d v e m , R i a b a n d a r, P h 2444311/9823517055; or can be downloaded from www.tiswadisaraswat.org.

Thousands of people attend the Yog Shibir of Baba Ramdev at Mapusa. HERALD CORRESPONDENT PORVORIM, APRIL 26

Thousands of people attended Swami Ramdev’s early morning Yog Shibir near Bodgeshwar Temple at Mapusa on Tuesday. The Shibir that started at 5 am ended at 7.45 am. The Shibir was conducted by Patanjali Yog Samiti in association with Bharat Swabhiman. Swami Ramdev demonstrated various methods of Pranayams and Yoga positions or Asanas and advised participants to practice it regularly to keep themselves fit and healthy and get rid of ailments. Later, interacting with media persons, Swami Ramdev stated that he has undertaken the Yatra to promote good health through yoga, besides to raise his voice against corruption prevailing in the country. “Corruption has affected the livelihood of people resulting in poverty and hunger. Several crores of black money stashed

in foreign banks should be brought back by the government and use it for development of the country,” stated Swami Ramdev. “There is nothing difficult in getting back this black money deposited in the foreign banks. The government has to enact a law declaring that the black money deposited in foreign banks as national property. But so far government has not made sincere efforts in this direction,” lamented Swami Ramdev. Swami Ramdev further stated that they are many loopholes in the existing laws, due to which there has been rise in corruption at all levels in the country. “Presently, the country is being looted by politicians and bureaucrats taking advantage of these loopholes. The government also does not take action quickly even if complaints about corruptions are filed with the concerned departments,” he said.

Photo by Anil Shankhwalker

“Bharat Swabhiman had filed a complaint about corruption in Common Wealth Games in November 2010, whereas the CBI has taken action in April 2011. Further, there should be severe punishment like life imprisonment for the culprits involved in corruption to desist other people from indulging in corrupt practices,” said Swami Ramdev. “Lokpal bill is the first step in this direction,” added Swami Ramdev. When asked whether Bharat Swabhiman is going to contest the ensuing Lok Sabha election, Swami Ramdev said they have not taken any decision so far in this regard. “However, it may consider lending its support to any party which will assure that the later will work for the enactment of Lokpal Bill, to recover the black money deposited in foreign banks and support for ‘Swadeshi’ movement,” said Swami Ramdev.

Khorjuvem fort to be beautified, says Narvekar HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

MLA Dayanand Narvekar has said that an amount of Rs 5.45 crores has been earmarked for the development of Aldona area of which Rs 5 crores will be spent to provide hot-mix black carpet to the road from Aldona to Mapusa and the amount of Rs 45 lakhs will be spent for the beautification of Fort at Podwal Khorjuvem. Narvekar was speaking at a meeting held at Podwal Khorjuvem where he heard the grievances of the people pertaining

to basic amenities on Monday. Speaking further Narvekar informed that resurfacing of road with stretch of 700 mts from Yeshwant Parwar’s house to temple and other internal roads in Khorjuve area will be taken up soon. The fixtures of street lights from Aldona to Uskai and from other parts of Aldona Village Panchayat area will be replaced soon to ensure unobstructed power supply. Responding to the demand of local people to install high

mast at Podwal Fort, construction of road from Manas and Sankhaleshwar Temple to Ponya with retaining wall and construction of Bandh from Podwal to Vansue and also the desilting of nallha, Narvekar assured that these development works will be taken up soon. Sarpanch Marianne D’ Souza, ZP member Kunda Bagkar, ExSarpanch Fakru Panajikar, member of Khajan Committee Ranganath Pole, AE (Electricity) Oscar Rebello and others attended the meeting.

Arossim beach road cleared HERALD CORRESPONDENT CORTALIM, APRIL 26

People frequenting Arossim beach were in for a peasant surprise after security of a starred hotel stopped frisking them on the public road on Tuesday. This follows the protest by residents of Arossim and Cansaulim demanding free access to the beach. Benaulim MLA Mickky Pacheco, who also made his presence felt, lent his support to the residents. Speaking to Herald, Mickky said he had warned the hotel management to clear the road or face untoward action which would not be in their interest. Residents also complained that they were being challenged by the hotel security while going to the sea shore and this was confirmed by Evans Fernandes, a local resident who had made various complaints to authorities including the Pollution Control Board. He also claimed that there are two entrances to the sea shore that is to the left and right side of the hotel. "Left side access to the beach has been blocked by the hotel, Fernandes claimed. Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker Mauvin Godinho, who is also the local MLA, said he would hold a meeting with security officials on May 5. This decision was arrived at a meeting Godinho held along with the officials and the residents in his chamber on Tuesday. "SP South, SP Security and other officials will be invited for the meeting along with the hotel management where a mechanism would be involved so that inconvenience to the public will not be done in future," Godinho said and added that he would in no way tolerate interests of locals to be harmed in the name of security.

Case registered against 2 for damaging vehicle HERALD CORRESPONDENT MARCEL, APRIL 26

Ponda Police have registered an offence against two brothers from Mardol on charges of damaging a four-wheeler at Mardol on Monday night. According to Ponda Police, the accused set ablaze the vehicle (GA-05 C-3758) belonging to one Govind Mardolkar. Police further informed that the incident occurred at about 10 pm when the vehicle was parked near the Mahalasa Temple at Mardol and the loss is said to be around Rs 75, 000. Acting on the complaint filed by the vehicle owner, Ponda Police registered a complaint against the duo. PSI Nikhil Palekar is investigating the case.

Help this boy to stand tall

HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

Melivon Joy Barreto, a resident of Consua village and a Std IX student of St Joseph’s Convent High School, Nagoa-Verna, Salcette, is suffering from a serious spinal condition called Congenital Dorso-Lumbar Scoliosis. Doctors have advised him to undergo immediate corrective spinal surgery, two highly specialised operations that cannot be done at Goa Medical College (GMC). Doctors have referred him to Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, where the two operations required will totally cost around Rs4 lakh. He comes from a poor family, which cannot afford this. His parents have appealed to the public to contribute generously towards his operations, without which he could be paralysed for life. Readers can send in their contributions to A/c No: 3742 in the Goa State Co-op Bank, Nagoa-Verna, in the name of Melivon Joy Bareto – opened specially to raise funds for the required operations. Melivon’s family prays that God blesses the generosity of donors and rewards them abundantly.

n SP South, SP Security and other officials will be invited for the meeting along with the hotel management where a mechanism would be involved so that inconvenience to the public will not be done in future. -- Mauvin Godinho "Being an American chain of hotels, security of the hotel has also to be considered but this has to be done in a har-

monious atmosphere," Godinho added.

appointments


pg8:Layout 1 4/27/2011 12:23 AM Page 1

Pg 8

OHERALDO

INDIA

GOA, WEDNESDAY••27, APRIL 2011

Crucial third phase WB polls today PTI KOLKATA, APRIL 26

An electorate of 1.44 crore is expected to vote tomorrow in the crucial third phase of West Bengal Assembly polls spread over three districts of Kolkata and North and South 24 Parganas district to decide the fate of 479 candidates including Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. Tight security arrangements have been made with the deployment of over 600 security force personnel to ensure free, fair and peaceful polling, official sources said. In all 17,792 polling booths have been set up with 97.47 per cent voters having EPICs, Election Commission sources said. The 75 constituencies include 11 in Kolkata, 33 in neighbouring North and 31 in South 24Parganas districts. Apart from Bhattacharjee, other prominent candidates are Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta, Housing Minister Gautam Deb, Transport Minister Ranjit Kundu, the Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee, Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, former FICCI secretary general Amit Mitra and cinestar Debashree Roy. Bhattacharjee is pitted against former state chief secretary and Trinamool Congress candidate Manish Gupta in Jadavpur constituency in South 24 Parganas district, while the former FICCI secretary general was taking on Asim Dasgupta in Khardah in North 24 Parganas. Although North 24 Parganas was regarded as a Left stronghold, Trinamool Congress has made deep inroads in the dis-

trict making a clean sweep in the Lok Sabha elections in 2009. Trinamool Congress also made substantial gains in South 24 Parganas where the party won all the four Lok Sabha seats in 2009. The zilla parishad in South 24 Paraganas was also under the party’s control of TC. The story is the same in Kolkata where the TC had captured both the Lok Sabha seats in 2009, besides winning the Kolkata Municipal Corporation poll last year with a huge margin. The high voltage campaign witnessed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sharing the dais with Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee at Dum Dum where he hit out at the Left Front government for “failure” on all fronts including law and order. Union Home Minister P Chidambaram also made a sharp attack on the LF saying that West Bengal was the worst-governed state in the country. Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee led the Front campaign which also saw expelled CPI-M leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee canvassing for the LF candidates in Ballygunj and Dum Dum. Chatterjee has alleged that a rag tag coalition led by the Trinamool could not be an alternative to the LF. The campaign was marked by former CPIM MP Anil Basu using foul language against the TC supremo which triggered sharp reactions and led the party to secure a written apology from him.

BJP confident of winning Assam polls: Gadkari PTI MUMBAI, APRIL 26

BJP is confident of forming the next government in Assam and doing reasonably well in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pudduchery and West Bengal, party president Nitin Gadkari said. “BJP received a good response during campaigning and we are confident of leading the next non-Congress government in Assam,” Gadkari said addressing a meeting of the city BJP last night. “Even though Tamil Nadu and Kerala are difficult, we will have reasonably enough members in the state assemblies and the election results will help in the organisational and political expansion of the party in these states,” he added. Election results in the five states will be declared on May 13. Gadkari predicted major political upheavals in the coming days. The party is working hard and the election results will prove that substantial gains have been made, he added. The BJP president claimed that situation will not remain the same in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the two states which were instru-

mental in the formation of the Congress-led UPA government in 2004 and 2009. “Congress won 33 Lok Sabha seats (in Andhra Pradesh) in 2009. Now, it will not even get three. In Tamil Nadu, there are problems galore for the party. Situation in Uttar Pradesh is also changing,” he said. Gadkari said the party aims to win 200 Lok Sabha seats on its own in 2014. “Preparations in this direction are already underway,” he said adding that the 21st century politics was the politics of progress and development. Asserting that price rise, corruption and black money will be the three main issues of the BJP, Gadkari said he cannot assure that things will be set right immediately after a BJP-led government takes charge at the Centre. “At least our intentions are clear. Our state governments are doing well and we are giving the necessary directions to our workers. We have to work on organisational and political level, formulate our election strategy and work on expansion of the organisation,” he added.

Film City workers felicitated at ‘Ready’ music launch PTI MUMBAI, APRIL 26

In a touching gesture, Bollywood actor Salman Khan felicitated the employees of the Film City here, while launching the music of his upcoming film ‘Ready’. While the female employees were given sarees, their male counter-parts were given shirts by the actor at the function attended by hundreds of workers from Film City here last evening. On the occasion, Salman saluted the security guard of Film City, greeted kids besides and also offered them chocolates.

Security forces patrolling on the eve of the third phase of Assembly election, in Kolkata on Tuesday.

DMK’s high-level meet today PTI CHENNAI, APRIL 26

Amid fresh strains with its key ally Congress, DMK will hold a crucial meeting here tomorrow to plan its next course of action in the wake of CBI naming Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi in the second charge sheet in the 2G spectrum scam. The DMK top brass would discuss ways to handle the new situation arising out of CBI naming Kanimozhi as co-conspirator in the scam, taking it to the doors of DMK’s first family for the first time. CBI has accused Kanimozhi, a Rajya Sabha MP, of entering into a criminal conspiracy with prime accused former telecom minister A Raja besides charging her under the Prevention of Corruption Act for taking illegal gratification through Kalaignar TV. The new development has put additional strain on the DMK-Congress ties in a span of

nThe DMK top brass would discuss ways to handle the new situation arising out of CBI naming Kanimozhi as coconspirator in the scam, taking it to the doors of DMK’s first family for the first time. just two months after the Dravidian party threatened to pull out its ministers over seat-sharing talks for Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. The naming of Kanimozhi, a prominent face of DMK, has fuelled speculation that the party might weigh the option of pulling out its ministers though any immediate drastic action was unlikely.

Devotees pour into Puttaparthi, darshan timing extended PTI PUTTAPARTHI, APRIL 26

With devotees continuing to surge into the town to offer their homage to the late Sathya Sai Baba, authorities today extended the final darshan timing till midnight. Three special trains from Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada brought in a large number of devotees to the town on the final day of darshan. Inspector General (Ray alaseema Region) Santosh Mehra said the darshan timing, which was to end at 6 pm today, has been extended till about midnight. “Devotees are standing in queue of about 1.5 km and their arrival is on the rise.We are trying to ensure that all devotees

have an opportunity to have final glimpse of Sai Baba,” who passed away on Sunday after battling multi-organ failure, he said. “We have spoken to Sai Trust authorities with regards to the extension of darshan timings from 6 pm till midnight and they have agreed for the same,” he said. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and External Affairs Minister SM Krishna are among the VVIPs who are expected to visit the town this evening to offer their tributes to Sai Baba. Sai Baba would be buried in the Sai Kulwanth Hall here with full state honours between 9 and 9.30 am tomorrow.

Sunderbans absorb over 4 cr tonnes PTI KOLKATA, APRIL 26

Protecting the world from the adverse affects of climate change, the Sunderbans forests play a crucial ecological role by acting as a carbon sink and absorbing more than four crore tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to a recent study. Having 2118 sq km of total mangrove forest cover, the Indian Sunderbans have soaked in 4.15 crore tonnes of carbon dioxide, valued at around USD 79 billion in the international market, researchers from the University of Calcutta said. “Mangrove trees act as a natural tank for carbon dioxide storage. They absorb carbon for their own needs, which is a boon for us. The more such biomass we have on earth, the more CO2 will be pulled from the atmosphere. This will ultimately result in controlling the rise of atmospheric temperature and the subsequent climate change,” Prof Abhijit Mitra, who led the research, told PTI. This process of removing carbon from the atmosphere and

depositing it in a reservoir is known as carbon sequestration. As a primary greenhouse gas, large-scale CO2 emission is responsible for global warming as it leads to a rise in sea levels and temperature, adversely affecting agriculture, fishery and human health. With funding from the Union Ministry of Earth Science and the state forest department, the twoyear-long study of the carbon sequestration efficiency of the mangroves was done by the varsity’s marine science department. Out of the total amount of carbon tied up in earthbound forms, an estimated 90 per cent is contained in the world’s forests. For each cubic foot of merchantable wood produced in a tree, it has been estimated that about 15 kg of carbon is stored in total tree biomass. To evaluate carbon stocks in the above-ground biomass (AGB) of three dominant mangrove species (‘Sonneratia apetala’, ‘Avicennia alba’ and ‘Excoecaria agallocha’) in the Sunderbans, carbon content in stem, branch and leaf biomass was estimated using laser beams by the team of ecologists.

According to party sources, the DMK is unlikely to do anything that would precipitate matters with Congress particularly at a time when results of the Assembly polls will be out on May 13. Party leader Raja has already been chargesheeted and lodged in prison. Of late, DMK’s relations with its seven-year-old ally Congress, have been uneasy, more so visà-vis the recently held Assembly polls. However, crisis-managers on either side ensured that the alliance continued. All eyes are now set on tomorrow’s meeting where the DMK is expected to work out strategies to extricate itself from the 2G quagmire. The DMK is apparently miffed at “publicity exercise of gargantuan proportions” given to CBI questioning Kanimozhi, Karunanidhi’s wife Dayaluammal and Sharad Kumar, all stakeholders in Kalaignar TV, which is in

an eye of storm for receiving loans from DB Realty in a “circuitous route.” “...Even after it had been proved in a transparent manner that the Rs 200 crore loan given by a firm (DB Reality to Kalaingar TV) was returned with interest and that there was nothing hanky panky and no conspiracy, Dayalu and Kanimozhi were questioned (by CBI)...,” a DMK statement said last night. The supplementary charge sheet filed in a CBI court in the 2G scam probe, however, did not name Dayaluammal as an accused but mentioned her as one of the witnesses in the case. Her name had prominently figured during investigations fuelling speculation that she could be named as a co-accused. Karunanidhi had also parried questions on ministers from his party pulling out of the union cabinet, asking if that was the “desire” of reporters who had posed the question.

Kalmadi’s fall from grace in his city PTI PUNE, APRIL 26

Vociferous Congress activists belonging to the anti-Suresh Kalmadi faction blackened the face of the tainted MP’s image before tearing down his poster here in an act that said it all. The ransacking of Kalmadi’s cabin in the Congress Bhavan by his own party men after his arrest in the Commonwealth Games scam and subsequent suspension last night, symbolized the fall from grace of one of the most high profile MPs, who represented the city thrice in the Lok Sabha, apart from serving four Rajya Sabha terms in the last three decades. “It was a spontaneous reaction of Congress workers in the

city staging a protest against a corrupt person suspended by the party which has zero tolerance for corruption in public life,” said MLC Mohan Joshi, a prominent city Congress leader. Joshi has been locked in a long political rivalr y with Kalmadi after failing to get a party ticket to contest the Lok Sabha seat in 2004 and 2009. Opposition parties including the BJP, Shiv Sena and MNS too staged protest demonstrations condemning Kalmadi for “tarnishing” the image of Pune which he represented in the Parliament. “Suresh Kalmadi, resign. We are ashamed of you”, said a hoarding displayed by BJP corporators demanding Kalmadi’s resignation as MP.

Sai Baba’s aide given police protection PTI PUTTAPARTHI, APRIL 26

The late Sathya Sai Baba’s trusted aide Satyajit has been given police protection following intelligence inputs that he may be facing a threat to his life. Satyajit, a native of Tamil Nadu, had been the Baba’s main “caretaker” for many years. He, however, had been facing a lot of allegations ever since the Baba was hospitalised on

March 28. The main allegation was that Satyajit did not feed the Baba proper food and gave him lot of sedative drugs, resulting in deterioration of the latter’s health, police sources said. Doctors who treated the Baba in the Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences neither confirmed nor denied that sedative drugs were given to him prior to his admission in hospital following respiratory problems.

From Page 1 RTE for no failures

be based on age and not on merit. “It’s a lifestyle created by parents, where they want their child to be taught in a classy and modernised school”, the official said adding that merit would be a second option while taking admissions. The Department is also likely to implement Section 14, along with this new system. “No child shall be denied admission in a school for the lack of age proof ”, section 14 reads. The official said that with the new system the Education Department would be liberal in giving additional divisions to existing schools. The State Law Department, earlier this month, had vetted the rules for RTE Act in the State, which would be in force from the academic year 2012-13. The official said that after vetting the rules, the implementation will take atleast one year till the necessary infrastructure was in place. Till then, the Department would implement the RTE in a phased manner.


OHERALDO

Biz9_Layout 1 4/26/2011 10:59 PM Page 1

BIZ

Pg9

GOA, WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL, 2011

SC quashes airport development fees AGENCY NEW DELHI, APRIL 26

A relief to passengers, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that private developers of the airports at Delhi and Mumbai will henceforth not be allowed to charge airport development fee (ADF) on passengers. ADF of Rs 200 and Rs 1,200 for domestic and international flights respectively, was being levied on passengers embarking at Delhi and Mumbai by the private developers. A bench comprising justices R V Raveendran and A K Patnaik ruled in favour of Consumer Online Foundation, a NGO which had filed a public interest case against the levy of the fee on passengers.

On-line shopping on Rediff.com PTI MUMBAI, APRIL 26

Nasdaq-listed Rediff.com today launched a coupon-based online shopping product which works like newspaper classifieds, giving users localised ad content about merchants offering discounted rates. "We will tie-up with high quality merchants on the local level and will offer discounts ranging from 30-60 per cent on normal prices," Rediff's Chairman and chief executive Ajit Balakrishnan said. Offers will be on only for a single day and a consumer will have to make an advance payment either electronically or by cash which will be picked-up by a Rediff representative from the doorstep. "On payment, you will get a coupon which carries a distinct number and the customer pays the remaining amount to the merchant to execute the transaction," Balakrishnan said adding initially it was being launched in 40 cities and has tied-up with over 700 merchants engaged in 70 product categories. Rediff will get a percentage of the transaction as its commission, he said, without disclosing a minimum number on which the company will work. Also, it will negotiate deals before they are put up on the website so that the buyer gets enticed. The merchant will not pay anything to Rediff for merely hosting the advertisement, he said. Rediff is expecting up to 60 per cent of business from Mumbai and Delhi, in tandem with Iinternet users, he said.

ACC Q1 net dips on high input costs PTI MUMBAI, APRIL 26

Steep escalation in input and transport costs pulled down cement major ACC's net profit after tax to Rs 350.17-crore in Q1 FY 11 against Rs 392.88-crore in the year-ago period. Its profit before tax also declined to Rs 481.21-crore in the reporting quarter as against Rs 563.58-core in the year-ago period, the company said in a press release issued here. Sales turnover, however, increased to Rs 2,556.21-crore in the January-March 2011 quarter as against Rs 2,240.33-crore in the year-ago period. "While the company's operations benefited from better volumes, realisations remained challenged by steep escalations in input costs," the cement major said. Manufacturing costs rose sharply as a result of increases in the cost of energy, fuel and raw materials like fly ash and slag. Coal became dearer in both the national and international markets while transport costs also shot up, it said. On future outlook, the company said that it continued to maintain a "healthy outlook" for overall growth in demand for cement in the national economy during the year. "With increased availability of cement from our newly-expanded plants at Wadi and Chanda, we expect the company will remain well-placed to benefit from this growth," the company said.

ADF of Rs 200 and Rs 1200 for domestic and international flights respectively, was being levied on passengers embarking at Delhi and Mumbai by the private developers The court reasoned that the fee could only be levied by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) under the law and not by private companies like the GMR Group, which built and currently operates the Delhi airport and similarly, the GVK Group in Mumbai. Under the agreement with AAI, GMR and GVK are supposed to build, operate and transfer the airports at Delhi and Mumbai, back to the government after 30 years. In order to compensate the pri-

vate companies for their expenses and investments in the development of the airports, the AAI allotted them land in the vicinity of the airport. “In lieu of their expenses they were given land near the airports. Still they charged the fee on passengers. That’s why we moved the courts,” said Prashant Kumar, lawyer for Consumer Online Foundation, who had originally petitioned the Delhi high court, but had to appeal to the apex court after the PIL was dismissed.

Hospet-Vasco railway line doubling to start soon HERALD BUSINESS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

With the Railway Board giving final clearance to Railway Vikas Nigam Limited's (RVNL) proposal to undertake HospetThenaighat doubling project with funds from Asian Development Bank (ADB), a new era begins in the history of Indian Railways as this will be the first railway project in the history of the country to be funded by a foreign bank. According to RVNL Chief Project Manager Alok Tiwari, RVNL may invite tenders for the project within a month as the railway board has issued its clearance and the ADB has agreed to fund the project. Execution in phases This project is a part of pro-

posed Hospet-Vasco doubling project and the RVNL is expected to undertake the remaining stretch - from Tenaighat to Vasco - in the second phase. In the first phase, the RVNL will lay 245 km of new railway line. In the second phase, the railways will have to lay new line in some stretches as a second line has already been laid in some sections of the remaining 90km stretch. However, the first proposed mechanised railway terminal in the country near Goa as a part of the project has been shelved. Tiwari said: "There are some land acquisition problems near Goa for the terminal. Moreover, it will become very expensive if we undertake the

terminal now. Therefore, the railway board has decided to shelve the project for time being." Hospet-Vasco route has been included among the high-density railway lines in the country. It connects the iron ore-rich areas of Karnataka to Mormugao Port, one of the major ports in the west coast of the country. The railway line passes through some of the major stations such as Gadag, Hubli and Londa. Around seven major feeder lines - Bellary-Hospet, HospetKottur, Gadag-Hotgi, HubliChickjajur, Alnawar Junction-Ambewadi, MerajLonda and Tenaighat-Vasco converge with this railway line at different places.

...Talguppa-Honnavar project to be dropped

HERALD BUSINESS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

The railways has decided to drop the much hyped Talguppa-Honnavar project after the financial feasibility study revealed that the project might not fetch the expected or projected revenue if the export of iron ore is banned. Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) Chief Project Manager Alok Tiwari said: "We have already told the Karnataka Government that the project is not financially feasible and it cannot be undertaken unless it

LAUNCH PAD

Sony unveils its first tablet TOKYO, REUTERS -- Sony launched its first tablet computers in an ambitious attempt to grab the second spot in the market more than a year after Apple's iPad revolutionised mobile computing. The gadgets will use an operating system based on Google's Android 3.0, said Kunimasa Suzuki, deputy president of the consumer products and services group. These will be the first tablets to enable the use of PlayStation games, said Suzuki, who produced one of the glossy black devices from his jacket pocket during a media launch on Tuesday. Suzuki raised eyebrows in January when he told reporters at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that Sony was aiming for the No.2 spot in the tablet market within a year even though it had yet to put a product on the market. "That effectively means they have to beat Samsung, which is a very tough rival," said Nobuo Kurahashi, an analyst at Mizuho Investors Securities in Tokyo. "Although this is an interesting product, they have already been left behind in televisions, so it's not going to be easy." Sony's Kazuo Hirai, seen as a likely successor to CEO Howard Stringer, made his first public appearance on Tuesday after the company promoted the gaming division chief to the number 2 position last month. Sales of tablet devices are expected to quadruple to about 294 million units between 2011 and 2015, with almost half that Android-based, research firm Gartner has forecast. Sony's tablets, code-named S1 and S2, are WiFi and 3G/4G compatible. S1 has a 9.4-inch display and is designed make it easier to hold for long periods of time, Sony said. The S2 has two 5.5inch displays in a clamshell design. The company, which had been criticised for failing to come up with a tablet offering after iPad's launch in April 2010, has emphasised the need to differentiate its tablet from rivals, even if that takes time. "Although it's a late comer in the market, it has potential as what you need is just one big uniqueness that can sell to customers be it design or whatever," said Lee Sun-tae, an analyst at Meritz Securities in Seoul. "By the same token it can be just one of another Android gadgets flooding the market amid intensifying competition." In a bid to tap burgeoning demand, competitors including Samsung Electronics -- whose Galaxy Tab is Apple's strongest competitor in the tablet market -- and Motorola, LG Electronics and HTC are flooding the market with tablets running Android. Hewlett-Packard Co unveiled its entrant in the tablet race in February.

contributes at least 50 per cent of the project cost. According to the feasibility study conducted by us, the project will not fetch much revenue if the transportation of iron ore is banned. Moreover, some media reports suggest that lakhs of tonnes of iron ore is lying unexported in Belekere port after the State Government banned the export of iron ore." According to the estimates given by the RVNL, the project was supposed to cost around Rs 1,920 crore. The proposed 82 kms railway line was supposed to pass through Sharavathi forests and the Union Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa had proposed to construct a 20 km tunnel to ensure that minimum damage is done to the ecology of the region. The railways had also proposed undertake the project on Public Private Partnership basis and had entrusted it to the RVNL. The RVNL conducted a

feasibility study and has ruled out the possibility of undertaking the project unless the State Government contributes to the project. IMPORTANCE OF THE PROJECT After the environment ministry refused to give environmental clearance to Hubli Ankola railway line, the railways proposed to lay a new railway line from Talguppa to Honnavar as it was expected to be the only way to provide a railway link to Western Ghats and the other regions. As the railways is already on the verge of completing the gauge conversion of Shimoga Talguppa railway line, the proposed line could have facilitated the transportation of iron ore from Bellary and other iron rich areas to the ports situated on the western coast. There was a proposal to line Talguppa-Honnavar line to Konkan Railways and thereby link the region to Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra.

M&M’s Logan now called Verito PTI MUMBAI, APRIL 26

A day after renaming the 'Logan' sedan as Verito and dropping the French automaker Renault's badge, Mahindra & Mahindra today also revised the price of the car which will now sell at between Rs 4.82-Rs 5.62-lakh in both petrol and diesel variants, panIndia. "The Verito, with its unique value proposition aligns with the Mahindra DNA of offering tough, rugged and sporty vehicles. For the first time, we are using social media platforms to unveil a new product, reflecting alternative thinking," M&M's chief executive, Automotive Division, Rajesh Jejurikar, said. "The earlier Logan will continue to get complete service and spares support from us," he said. Earlier, the Logan was available in both petrol and diesel variants, priced between Rs 4.67-lakh and Rs 6.47-lakh (exshowroom) as per the company's website. Powered by the Renault engine, the new Verito retains the famed strengths of the Logan, while adding a new style with some key changes, the statement said. Verito which is derived from the Latin word 'Veritas' means truth and goes with the overall image of an honest, sensible and dependable car, the company said. The company had announced renaming of Logan yesterday. "We are delighted to announce that the Logan will now be called the Verito. It will sport the Mahindra badge and emblem," the company said. Last April, M&M and Renault had agreed to part ways from their joint venture--Mahindra Renault Pvt Ltd – that was formed in 2005 to produce and sell the Logan in India, as the car failed to meet expectations. M&M had agreed to buy out Renault's 49 per cent stake in the JV for an undisclosed sum.

High rates could cool loan growth, ease inflation REUTERS MUMBAI, APRIL 26

The Reserve Bank of India may get some respite in its battle against inflation in the current financial year with bankers forecasting a lower credit growth on rising interest rates. Credit growth is the biggest and most potent contributor to demand-side inflation and therefore banks -- the largest channel of loan disbursements -- are seen as the most effective tool to manage inflation. Most banks expect credit growth of 18-22% in FY12 percent compared with 21.4% a year ago on higher rates and expectations of further hikes this year. "Another 25 basis points may not be very much, but if it is going to be 1% in the next two quarters, then it will be a problem," said S Raman, chairman and MD of Canara Bank. "Banks have not passed on the last time's interest rate increase. If something now happens it will have to be passed on, and if the RBI goes on aggressively increasing rate of interest, it is going to be a bit more difficult," he said. The Reserve Bank of India has so far raised its key lending

rate by a total of 200 basis points since mid-March last year to tame inflation. The wholesale price index , India's main inflation gauge, rose 8.98% in March from a year earlier, higher than the RBI's upwardly revised projection of 8%. Analysts said high lending rates at banks could slow down demand for credit from corporates and also in retail sectors. "Even at current interest rate levels, growth has been impacted. Imagine what will happen if we raise it further. Demand will suffer and growth will certainly slow," said a senior executive at a large private bank who did not wish to be identified. Economists expect liquidity in the banking system to remain tight following the successive rate increases, further pressuring credit growth. "The basic assumption that we are working on is a negative 1 percent of NDTL (Net Demand and Time Liabilities)," Indranil Pan, chief economist, Kotak Mahindra Bank, said. INCREMENTAL C-D RATIO Indian banks' incremental credit-deposit (C-D) ratio, a gauge of banks' dependence on deposits to fuel credit growth,

had shot up to nearly 100% in FY11 compared to a usual 7075%. It was 71% in FY10. The rising incremental C-D ratio had prompted a concerned RBI in January to warn banks to moderate credit growth to its projection of 20 percent for 2010/11. The RBI would keep a close eye on the incremental C-D ratio, as a surging ratio could add to inflationary pressures. However, bankers said incremental C-D ratio in FY12 will not show abnormal growth. "Interest rates have increased and deposit accretion is there. It is not going to be a major issue, at least in the first half of this year," said Canara Bank's Raman. "And it is the lean season right now." Credit demand from banks to fund third-generation spectrum acquisitions had pushed up the incremental C-D ratio last fiscal but that will not be there this year, said M. Narendra, chairman and managing director, Indian Overseas Bank. Still, Raman expects incremental C-D ratio at around 85 percent in the first quarter, about 90 percent for the first half, and as high as 90-95 percent for the fiscal.

Food prices to make 30 m Indians extremely poor PTI NEW DELHI, APRIL 26

Soaring food prices, which averaged 10 per cent in many economies this year, can push close to 30 million Indians and 64 million people in the Asian region into extreme poverty, an ADB report said today. Titled as 'Global Food Price Inflation and Developing Asia', the report claimed that a 10 per cent rise in domestic food prices could push 64 million Asians to subsist below the poverty line level of USD 1.25 a day. In case of India, while food inflation at 10 per cent will render 23 million people in rural area and 6.68 million living in cities as dirt poor, a 20 per cent rise in food prices will throw 45.64 million rural people and 13.36 million urban people into the woeful state. "For poor families in developing Asia, who already spend more than 60 per cent of their income on food, higher food prices further reduce their ability to pay for medical care and their children's education," ADB Chief Economist Changyong Rhee said. "Left unchecked, the food crisis will badly undermine re-

Suven Life bags seven patents REUTERS MUMBAI, APRIL 26

Suven Life Sciences said on Tuesday it has secured seven product patents for its new chemical entities (NCEs) in different geographies. Of these, three are valid in India, two in Canada and one each in Japan and Eurasia, it said in a statement. The NCEs are used in the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases, it said. Suven's pipeline of molecules being developed for cognitive disorders has an estimated $30 billion market potential globally, Venkat Jasti, chief executive, Suven Life Sciences, said in the statement.

cent gains in poverty reduction made in Asia," Rhee added. According to the preliminary data released by Planning Com-

mission last week, India's poverty is estimated to have declined to 32 per cent in 2009-10 from 37.2 per cent five years ago.


Biz10:Pg12 4/26/2011 9:15 PM Page 1

OHERALDO

Pg 10

BIZ

GOA, WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL, 2011

Inflation worries fuel RBI rate hike expectations I think they will continue to raise rates, but 25 basis points looks more likely going by their calibrated approach so far," said Rupa Rege Nitsure, chief economist at Bank of Baroda. The central bank has preferred quarter-point rate rises during its current tightening cycle. "I don't think there is any danger to growth because of rate hikes. Sustaining chronic inflation poses a more serious threat to growth than raising rates," Nitsure said. However, industrial output growth slowed unexpectedly in February, adding to evidence that India's economic expansion may be moderating. The strong pace of growth in India's manufacturing sector steadied in March, helped by sustained new orders and output, while input prices were at their highest in at least six years, signalling further inflationary pressures, a survey

REUTERS MUMBAI, APRIL 26

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is seen raising rates by a quarter point on May 3 and analysts now expect it to raise rates by a total of 75 basis points for the rest of 2011, or 25 bps more than they expected in mid-March, a new Reuters poll found. Headline inflation in Asia's third-largest economy surged to nearly 9 percent in March, far above forecasts, on higher fuel and manufacturing prices, adding pressure on the RBI to take bolder action despite eight rate rises since March 2010. More than half of respondents, or 10 out of 19, said the central bank should be more aggressive in its policy response, compared to just one respondent in a mid-March poll. "Inflation is a politically sensitive issue and RBI is facing a lot of criticism on that front, so

showed on Friday. The RBI's key lending rate, the repo rate , currently at 6.75 percent, is seen rising to 7 percent on May 3 and to 7.5 percent by the end of 2011, the poll found. According to the last poll in mid-March, the rate was seen at 7.25 percent at year-end. The reverse repo rate , or borrowing rate, which stands at 5.75 percent, is seen rising to 6 percent on May 3 and to 6.50 percent by the end of December. The RBI has so far raised its key lending rate by a total of 200 basis point since midMarch last year. India's economy is expected to have grown 8.6 percent in the fiscal year that ended in March, while the government expects it to grow at about 9 percent in the current fiscal year. However, many private forecasters expect growth to slow in the current fiscal year.

REUTERS MUMBAI, APRIL 26

ABG Shipyard is in talks with the Nigerian government and private equity investors to build a shipyard in Nigeria through a joint venture in which the Indian company will hold a 40 percent stake, a senior official said on Tuesday. ABG Shipyard will provide technical expertise for the African venture and have management control for a period of 20 years, Chief Financial Officer Dhananjay Datar told Reuters. "The timeline could be three or four years from now. We are the technical partner so there is unlikely to be a big investment from our side," he said over the telephone. The investment details were yet to be finalised as the discussions were in initial stages, but a majority of the investments would come from the private equity partners and the Nigerian government, Datar said.

Sesa Goa sees FY12 volumes up REUTERS MUMBAI, APRIL 26

Sesa Goa, India's largest iron ore exporter, expects sales volume to jump 15 to 20 percent this year after the country's top court lifted a ban on shipments from a key state, its managing director said on Tuesday. Production at Sesa, a unit of London-listed Vedanta Resources, had fallen 21 percent in the March quarter because of the export ban in the southern state of Karnataka. However, it posted a 21 percent jump in net profit in the fiscal fourth quarter with sales volumes rising marginally to 6.7 million tonnes as it used up stocks. "The Supreme Court has lifted the export ban and hopefully the materials will be allowed to move out to the port soon. If it is done, we are expecting a 15-20 percent volume

growth on a yearly basis," Managing Director Prasun Mukherjee told Reuters over the telephone. Karnataka had banned shipments of iron ore from 10 ports and stopped its transport to other ports for exports in July last year, citing a drive against illegal mining and the need to preserve the raw material for local steelmakers. The court's order freed up about a quarter of iron ore supplies from the world's thirdlargest exporter. India ranks behind Australia and Brazil, with most of its 100 million tonnes of annual shipments landing in China, the world's top steel producing country. "In coming quarters the growth will be determined by exports from Karnataka. How soon we are able to start moving our ore from mines to port -- that is the driver and that is the biggest challenge also," Mukherjee said. Iron ore prices are expected to remain firm due to steady demand for steel globally, he said, adding Sesa's average re-

alisations to stay around $100 per tonne. CAIRN INVESTMENT Earlier this month, Sesa Goa bought a 10.4 percent stake in Cairn India, pushing ahead with plans to take control of the Indian oil and gas explorer, despite regulatory delays plaguing the deal. Mining giant Vedanta has agreed to take control of Cairn India in a $9.6 billion deal, but has been caught up in a dispute over royalty payments, and the two sides have been waiting for government approval for eight months. "That was a driving force definitely," Mukherjee said when

asked if the share purchase will help bring down the cost of acquiring Cairn for the group. Sesa held about $2.3 billion of cash reserves at March end. The move may also have been prompted by the possibility that many investors would not tender shares in the offer due to the narrowing gap between the open offer price and the market price, analysts said. Sesa acquired the stake from Malaysia's Petronas for 331 rupees ($7.40) a share, below the 355 rupees being offered to minority shareholders in the open offer and at a discount to Cairn India's market price.

...posts Rs 4,222 cr net profit HERALD BUSINESS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

Sesa Goa on Monday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 4,222 crore for the year ended March 31, 2011. The revenues stood at Rs 9,745 crore in the same period, Sesa Goa said in a regulatory

filing. The company had a profit of Rs 2,629 crore in 2009-10 on a revenue of Rs 6,162.3 crore. The figures are, however, not comparable with the previous year as the Pig Iron Segment numbers were included in results of 2010-11, the company said. The company reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 1,461.7 crore for three months ended March 31, 2011. In the year-ago period, the same stood at Rs 1,212.8 crore.

Star India ups ad rates PTI

MUMBAI, APRIL 26

Star India, said that it has increased advertising rates for its bouquet of channels by 20% on the back of a rise input costs. The new rates would come into effect from April 26, a senior company official said. "The increase in rates was necessitated by spiraling input costs in the form of talent and production costs and increased investments in technology, advanced delivery and distribution platforms," the company's COO, Sanjay Gupta said. He said the input costs had risen by 25-30 per cent in the last two years. With the increase in ad rates, Star Network, which enjoys a 16 per cent market share, is expecting a 15-16 per cent growth in its revenues in the next fiscal, he said. "We expect our revenues to grow by around 15-20 per cent in this fiscal as compared to 1213 per cent in the last year. Since advertisements are the major source of income for this industry, the increase in rates will help us achieve the target," Gupta said. The revenues generated through the increased ad rates would be invested back in content innovation and technology enhancement, Gupta said.

Sensex down 39 points PTI

MUMBAI, APRIL 26

The BSE Sensex fell 39 points to 19,545 today, amid host of investor concerns over high inflation, interest rates and below-expected earnings by corporates in the fourth quarter of last fiscal. Brokers said there was strong profit-booking initially, ahead of monthly settlement in the derivatives segment this week, as markets saw capital outflows amid 'disappointing' Q4 corporate results. However, in volatile trading, investors later bought heavyweights at lower levels leading to sharp recovery after midsession, amid firm openings in European markets. The 30-share BSE barometer opened stable but fell to a low of 19,306.92 on weak Asian cues.

Aban Offshor, 681.1, 684.4, 662.3, 672.3 Abb Ltd., 825.15, 839.9, 821.2, 835.9 Abg Shipyard, 393.7, 399, 389.05, 397 Acc Limited, 1115.2, 1127, 1101.5, 1124.45 Adani Enterp, 647.7, 647.7, 625.15, 637.1 Aditya Birla, 875, 884.95, 867, 876.05 Allahabad Ba, 224.8, 225, 208.9, 219.8 Alstom Proje, 584, 692, 571.2, 631.7 Ambuja Cemen, 155, 158.2, 154.1, 157.8 Andhra Bank, 144.4, 145.1, 143.15, 143.55 Ashok Leylan, 54, 55.65, 53.25, 55.2 Asian Paints, 2665, 2692, 2646.1, 2655.9 Axis Bank Li, 1387.8, 1387.8, 1338.65, 1356.35 Bajaj Hindus, 79, 81.65, 79, 81.05 Bank Of Baro, 985.05, 996, 975, 989.85 Bank Of Indi, 485.35, 490.9, 480.8, 487.05 Beml Limited, 721.05, 727.25, 716.35, 724.3 Bharat Elect, 1842, 1842, 1807.95, 1823.4 Bharat Forge, 361, 362.6, 356.6, 360.5 Bharat Petro, 627, 633.7, 622, 630 Bharti Airte, 375, 382.85, 373.6, 381.6 Bhel, 2085, 2086, 2043, 2070

Gold falls from record high

ABG in talks for JV in Nigeria

Bhushan Stee, 517.9, 517.9, 505.05, 514.05 Biocon Limit, 376.5, 385.9, 374, 383.6 Bombay Dyein, 405.8, 412, 404, 407.05 Bosch Limite, 6700, 6700, 6511, 6640.1 Brigade Ente, 96.15, 97.75, 95.5, 96.95 Cairn India, 348.05, 349.5, 348.05, 348.65 Canara Bank, 661.95, 662.75, 650, 652.45 Central Bank, 144.85, 145.1, 140, 140.85 Century Text, 373.9, 376.8, 367.1, 375.65 Cesc Ltd, 309.25, 316, 307.25, 311.5 Chambal Fert, 87.95, 87.95, 84.9, 85.6 Chennai Petr, 230, 233, 227.6, 228.5 Cipla Ltd, 319.95, 321.7, 312.5, 317.7 Colgate Palm, 905, 910.7, 890, 896.35 Container Co, 1199.95, 1210, 1184, 1202.1 Crompton Gre, 282, 282.25, 278.1, 279.9 Cummins Indi, 704.8, 708, 690.25, 692.3 Dabur India, 103.85, 103.85, 101, 101.85 Deccan Chron, 87.25, 87.6, 84.8, 85.85 Dish Tv Indi, 70.5, 71, 69.3, 70.15 Divi’s Labor, 703.15, 715, 701.1, 712 Dlf Limited, 242.2, 242.85, 237.6, 238.7 Dr. reddy’s, 1653.85, 1687, 1628.2, 1679.9

REUTERS MUMBAI, APRIL 26

Pakistani farmers harvest wheat in a field outside Lahore on Tuesday. The likelihood of hot and dry weather across the country during the next few days will benefit the farmer community in the harvesting process which has already been delayed due to rain spells.

TTML swings to profit in FY11 REUTERS MUMBAI, APRIL 26

Telecom services provider Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) (TTML) said on Tuesday it swung to profit in the yearended March 31, boosted by a one-time gain from sale of investment in its tower unit. The firm, which provides wireless services under the Tata Indicom and Tata DoCoMo brands, posted a standalone net profit of 499 million rupees on net sales of 22.5 billion rupees. It had a net loss of nearly 3 billion rupees in FY10. It made a profit of 8.3 billion rupees from sale of long-term investment in 21st Century Infra Tele Ltd in the quarterended June to Viom Networks Ltd, it said in a statement to the National Stock Exchange. TTML, which has a subscriber base of 16.9 million, paid a licence fee of 12.6 billion rupees for 3G spectrum in Maharashtra circle, which was capitalised during the June quarter, it added. Shares in the firm, which the market values at $766.5 million, rose as much as 20 percent immediately after the results but pared gains to close up 6.7 percent at 19.05 rupees in a weak Mumbai market.

India gold prices fell from record high, extending losses for another session, following overseas markets, prompting traders to stock ahead of Akshaya Tritiya, slated early next month, dealers said. The most-active gold for June delivery on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) was trading 0.27 percent lower at 21,926 rupees, falling from a record high of 22,172 rupees hit in the previous session. "We have done good sales from morning. I covered for 150 kgs at $1,498-1,504 (an ounce)," said a dealer with a state-run bank in Mumbai, adding "I have plenty of enquiries for silver as well." Silver fell sharply from its record high following the yellow metal. Overseas silver fell nearly 5 percent, snapping a rally in pre-

vious sessions that had carried it close to a record high, as option traders sold back metal to cover risks ahead of options expiry later in the day.

A weaker rupee kept the downside in prices limited, analysts said. The rupee plays an important role in determining the landed cost of the dollarquoted yellow metal. The Indian rupee weakened, dragged by month-end demand for dollars from oil refiners and weak local equities, with sentiment turning cautious a day before the US Federal Reserve's rate decision.

Power Finance $1.2 b issue on May 10 REUTERS MUMBAI, APRIL 26

State-run Power Finance Corporation Ltd will launch its share sale on May 10, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, marking a deal that could raise up to $1.2 billion in the largest Indian equity issue this year. The Power Finance issue would be a key test for investor appetite amid a volatile market, slowing foreign fund flows, corruption scandals and rising interest rates in India, all of which have played a role in delaying planned issues. The Mumbai market is down 5 percent this year, after having risen about 18% last year. The Power Finance followon issue will close on May 12 for institutional investors and a day later for retail bidders, the sources said, declining to be named as the information was not public yet. "There is high volatility in the markets and that has shaken the confidence of both institutional as well as retail investors for new paper," said K.K. Mital, head of portfolio management at Globe Capital in New Delhi. "This issue will be a litmus test and investor response will have a clear impact on the

pipeline of government as well as private equity offerings," he said. "I think the issue will have to be priced very attractively to lure buyers." DELAYED ISSUES The Power Finance issue is part of the Indian government's plan to raise $8.9 billion through share sales in public sector firms this fiscal year (April-March) to cut high fiscal deficit and garner funds to spend on schemes for the poor. Energy explorer Oil and Natural Gas hopes to launch its share sale in June or July, its chairman A K Hazarika said last month. The issue, which could raise more than $2.5 billion, was earlier slated to be launched by March 15. Indian Oil's more than $4 billion issue has been delayed from a January launch due to market conditions and a spike in global crude oil prices that is hurting earnings at the country's biggest refiner and oil retailing firm. Steel Authority of India is likely to file a draft prospectus for an up to $1.9 billion share sale in May, its chairman said last month. The public offer was earlier slated to be launched between January and March. Many private equity deals,

including an up to $436 million IPO by Hindustan Construction Co's township developer Lavasa Corp and a $600 million issue by property firm Lodha Developers, have also been delayed due to an unfavourable market. OVERSEAS ROADSHOWS The overseas roadshows for the Power Finance issue will be launched later this week and the price band for the offering will be decided by a ministers' panel a couple of days ahead of the May 10 launch, two of the sources said. Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JM Financial Services and ICICI Securities, a unit of India's second-largest lender ICICI Bank, are the bookrunners for the Power Finance issue. Power Finance executives were not immediately available for comment. Shares in Power Finance, which the market values at nearly $6 billion, rose as much as 3.7 percent following the news.

Oil companies go solar to tap hard-to-get supplies REUTERS LOS ANGELES, APRIL 26

Soaring oil prices are turning some energy companies into accidental environmentalists: They are building clean, solarpowered systems to pull crude out of their aging wells. But this is no public relations move by big polluters seeking to green their images. Having spent heavily on energy-intensive technology to increase output from depleted fields, companies including Chevron Corp and Berry Petroleum Co are using solar power to lower the cost of creating steam that is injected into the wells to improve the flow of heavy oil. Yes, in this instance going solar is actually going cheaper. While electricity generated by solar panels is more expensive than that created by fossil fuels, using the sun to heat water and create steam for socalled enhanced oil recovery costs less than natural gas, even at today's low prices. Rising oil prices and a dearth of new areas for exploration have increased investment in EOR, which refers to techniques used to boost crude production from mature fields, usually by injecting steam or

Edelweiss Ca, 37.4, 38.15, 37.15, 37.75 Educomp Solu, 448.55, 466.8, 448.55, 463.05 Eih Limited, 88, 88, 85.75, 86.65 Engineers In, 295.9, 300, 292.5, 297 Essar Oil Lt, 137.65, 138.5, 135, 137.6 Essar Shippi, 102, 102.9, 100.1, 101 Exide Indust, 146, 146.9, 144, 145.05 Federal Bank, 435.1, 442, 431.3, 439.3 Financial Te, 896, 912, 882.05, 891.55 Gail (india), 479.45, 485.5, 474.1, 482.7 Gammon India, 117.5, 121.85, 115.15, 119.85 Glaxosmithkl, 2106, 2123, 2105, 2115 Glenmark Pha, 302, 303, 299, 300.6 Gmr Infrastr, 39.5, 39.75, 37.95, 38.4 Godrej Indus, 185.25, 185.85, 181.5, 183.2 Grasim Indus, 2470, 2515, 2451, 2502.5 Great Offsho, 281.95, 281.95, 273.15, 275 Gtl Infra.Lt, 36.75, 36.85, 36.3, 36.65 Gujarat Mine, 140.55, 143.3, 140, 142.7 Gujarat N R, 58, 58.5, 56.25, 56.7 Gujarat Stat, 102.85, 103.7, 101.25, 102.45 Gvk Pow. & I, 26.3, 26.45, 24.9, 25

Hcl Technolo, 512.05, 518.2, 508.75, 516.5 Hdfc Bank Lt, 2386.55, 2397.85, 2340.5, 2359.85 Hdfc Ltd, 731, 733, 709.1, 722.85 Hero Honda M, 1775, 1792, 1753.65, 1771.35 Hindalco in, 218.75, 224.3, 216.5, 223 Hindustan Co, 37.8, 37.8, 37.1, 37.55 Hindustan Ma, 65, 65, 63.2, 63.7 Hindustan Pe, 375.5, 384.4, 369, 371 Hindustan Un, 288.95, 288.95, 279.35, 283.6 Hindustan Zi, 151.1, 151.1, 147.6, 149.75 Housing Dev, 181.1, 182.55, 178.15, 179.75 Icici Bank L, 1118.5, 1125.4, 1098.15, 1121.45 Idea Cellula, 67.5, 69.1, 67.25, 68.6 Ifci Ltd, 53.5, 53.7, 52.75, 53.2 India Cement, 100.8, 103.85, 100.15, 102.8 India Infoli, 73.3, 74.35, 72, 73.9 Indiabulls F, 182.95, 183.7, 175.5, 176.9 Indiabulls R, 137.65, 137.9, 132, 133.15 Indian Bank, 248.95, 250, 243, 247.2 Indian Hotel, 88.7, 88.7, 86.1, 87.7 Indian Oil C, 335.4, 339.75, 331, 332.1

gas into the well. Up to 60% of a reservoir's original oil can be extracted with EOR, compared with 20% to 40% using primary and secondary methods, according to the US Department of Energy. About 60% of the oil produced in California is the result of some form of injection, according to the state Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources. GlassPoint Solar Inc operates the only commercial solar EOR project, at a Berry oilfield in McKittrick, California. The company said its technology generated steam at the equivalent of about $4 per thousand cubic feet -- about even with today's gas prices. Including U.S. incentives for solar power, however, that drops to about $2.80 per Mcf in California. In the sunnier Persian Gulf, the price could be as low as $2 per Mcf. In the Middle East, where much of the gas is imported in liquid form, solar thermal has the potential to generate even greater cost savings as liquefied natural gas prices stand at about $12 per Mcf. "We're not selling on a platform of what I would call green goodness," GlassPoint Chief Executive Officer Rod MacGregor

Indian Overs, 158.5, 158.95, 155.55, 157 Indus Dev Ba, 152.8, 152.95, 149.05, 151 Indusind Ban, 275, 277.35, 268.3, 270.65 Infosys Tech, 2935, 2954.95, 2920, 2942.35 Infra. dev., 156, 156.45, 153.8, 155.5 Ispat Indust, 23.2, 23.45, 22.7, 23.15 Itc Ltd, 190.55, 192.4, 185.1, 191.65 Ivrcl Infras, 87, 87.8, 84.5, 86.05 Jai Corp Lim, 182.5, 183.4, 177.3, 180.45 Jaiprakash A, 101.05, 101.05, 98.05, 99.8 Jet Airways, 494, 504.9, 492.3, 496.05 Jindal Saw L, 207.05, 211, 203.2, 209.7 Jindal Steel, 686.15, 700, 683.7, 695.15 Jsw Steel Li, 980, 1001, 969.5, 998.2 Kotak Mahind, 469, 469.7, 453.1, 464.05 Lakshmi Mach, 2450, 2560, 2430, 2519.9 Lanco Infrat, 42.3, 43.4, 41.35, 43.3 Larsen & Tou, 1725.65, 1729.5, 1681.25, 1713.35 Lic Housing, 227.4, 227.9, 223, 226.75 Lupin Limite, 415.4, 422, 411.75, 419.25 Mahanagar Te, 48, 48.35, 47.35, 47.85 Mahindra & M, 765, 768, 748.05, 756.65 Maruti Suzuk, 1324.9, 1324.9, 1297.25,

said in an interview. "Our proposition is entirely economic." According to Raymond James analyst Pavel Molchanov, the technology also provides a hedge against price increases for gas, which he forecasts at $5 per Mcf long-term. Because solar thermal technology is powered by sunlight, the cost of deploying it is entirely upfront. GOING MAINSTREAM GlassPoint's project uses mirrors to focus sunlight onto a steel pipe carrying water. As the water travels along the pipe, it turns to steam that can be injected into an oil well. "It's glass and steel, that's all it is," said Molchanov, who estimates that solar has the potential to displace about 20 percent of the natural gas used in EOR in California alone. It could never replace it entirely because sunlight is inherently intermittent, even in the Persian Gulf and in California's Kern County, the state's top oilproducing county. Solar thermal technology works best in very sunny regions, but Molchanov said it could be deployed -- though less lucratively -- in the Canadian oilsands region as well.

1302.6 Max India Lt, 159.2, 160.2, 156.1, 158.35 Moser-baer (, 46.5, 48.1, 44.7, 47.65 Mrpl, 73.55, 75.5, 73.2, 74.85 Nagarjuna Fe, 32.2, 32.5, 31.6, 31.95 National Alu, 95.5, 96, 94.3, 94.85 Neyveli Lign, 112.1, 116.9, 110.7, 114.9 Ntpc Ltd, 186.8, 186.9, 184.3, 186.15 Oil And Natu, 304, 305.25, 297.15, 303.85 Omaxe Limite, 134, 134, 131.4, 132.5 Oriental Ban, 379, 381.8, 371.25, 376.05 Pantaloon Re, 281.5, 282.8, 273, 276.4 Parsvnath De, 44.8, 45, 44.15, 44.8 Petronet Lng, 138.5, 140.3, 136.05, 136.9 Power Fin Co, 225, 231.7, 223, 228.45 Power Grid C, 105, 105.15, 103.1, 104.3 Praj Industr, 81.45, 81.8, 79.2, 80.6 Punj Lloyd L, 72.5, 72.5, 70.75, 71.85 Punjab Natio, 1211, 1235, 1192, 1221.85 Rajesh Expor, 98.15, 98.95, 96.4, 96.85 Ranbaxy Labs, 477, 478.3, 468.1, 472.4 Rashtriya Ch, 85.8, 86, 84, 84.75 Reliance Cap, 603.2, 604.9, 581, 590 Reliance Com, 105.4, 107.2, 104.65, 106.3

BOARD MEETINGS Abbott India Firstsource Sol Allsoft Corp HCL Infosystems Orient Paper Paper Products Astra Micro Patni Computer BB Realty Indoco Remedies Sangam India Bhagyashree Lease Sasken Comm Binny Kirloskar Pneu Shreeyash Industries Bosch Laser Diamonds Sika Interplant Castrol India State Bank Trav Subex Mahindra Ugine Dabur India Tata Elxsi DCM Fin Serv Vishal Mall Wipro Exide Inds Source: Indiainfoline.com

Reliance Ene, 1122, 1129, 1118.5, 1119.61 Reliance Ind, 658, 697.7, 645.6, 657.1 Reliance Ind, 1009, 1009, 997.55, 1001.15 Reliance Pow, 129.15, 130.6, 128, 129.95 Rolta India, 146.25, 146.75, 144, 145.9 Satyam Compu, 72.9, 75.4, 72, 74.4 Sesa Goa Ltd, 323, 327.65, 320.65, 323.3 Shipping Cor, 114.6, 115, 114, 114.3 Siemens Ltd, 825, 870, 822, 866.05 Sintex Indus, 179.75, 179.75, 172.4, 173.85 Sobha Develo, 296, 310.8, 292.75, 305.8 State Bank O, 2924.5, 2949.6, 2885.4, 2933.75 Steel Author, 169.7, 169.7, 165.55, 166.95 Sterlite Ind, 185.45, 185.45, 180.7, 183.7 Sun Pharmace, 447, 448.7, 437.95, 447.1 Sun Tv Netwo, 413.6, 436.9, 413.6, 431.05 Suzlon Energ, 55.5, 55.5, 53.8, 54.85 Tata Communi, 256.1, 257.9, 252.25, 253.45 Tata Consult, 1200, 1202, 1180.35, 1189 Tata Motors, 1241, 1267, 1224.5, 1261.3 Tata Power C, 1330, 1337.3, 1300.5, 1323.75

Tata Steel L, 628, 628.95, 615.6, 627.4 Tata Teleser, 17.9, 21.4, 17.6, 19.05 Tech Mahindr, 718.35, 731.5, 714.05, 725.05 The Ge Shpg., 290.1, 291.95, 286.1, 290.3 The Phoenix, 203.7, 203.7, 200, 200.9 Thermax Ltd, 646.1, 663.9, 640.6, 650.35 Titan Indust, 4116.55, 4147.2, 4051, 4098.5 Torrent Powe, 247, 249.25, 245, 247.65 Triveni Engg, 103.2, 109.5, 102.65, 108.25 Tv18 India L, 82.3, 82.85, 81.6, 82.5 Uco Bank, 118.5, 118.75, 114.9, 116.4 Ultratech Ce, 1040.65, 1075, 1039, 1058.75 Union Bank O, 340.8, 342.8, 336.2, 342.1 Unitech Ltd, 40.95, 42.45, 40.7, 41.3 United Phosp, 162.55, 162.55, 159.4, 160.65 Videocon Ind, 192, 193.75, 187.55, 189.9 Vijaya Bank, 92.8, 92.8, 90.6, 91.65 Voltas Ltd, 177, 177.25, 173, 175.55 Wipro Ltd, 465, 467.8, 454.05, 464.7 Yes Bank Lim, 320, 321.3, 311.1, 317.45 Zee Entertai, 133.1, 133.35, 130.25, 131


OHERALDO

Pg 13 GOA, WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL, 2011

UN panel: killings in Lanka could amount to war crimes PTI UNITED NATION, APRIL 26

A UN panel has said killing of tens of thousands of people in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil strife could amount to "war crimes", but Secretary General Ban Ki-moon insisted he would only launch an international investigation if Colombo agrees or member states call for it. A UN statement publicly releasing a report by a world body panel said that Secretary General has been advised that he needs Sri Lankan government consent or a decision by member states in an international forum to go ahead to order an international investigation into allegations of possible war crime. The statement did not specify the forum and whether it meant that an international probe had to be ratified by the UN Security Council, General Assembly or Human Rights Council. Ban's statement came as the panel called on the Secretary General to immediately set up "an independent international mechanism" to investigate "credible" allegations that both Sri Lankan government and Tamil

Most civilian casualties in the final phases of the war were caused by government shelling. The government systematically shelled hospitals on all fronts. The government systematically deprived people in conflict zone of humanitarian aid in the form of food and medical supplies. -- UN Report Tigers committed serious human rights violations, including some that could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the months before the decades old civil war ended in 2009. The three-member panel which collected evidence for

over 10 months said tens of thousands died in just five months in the last phase of the war. "Most civilian casualties in the final phases of the war were caused by government shelling. The government systematically shelled hospitals on all fronts. The government systematically deprived people in conflict zone of humanitarian aid in the form of food and medical supplies, particularly surgical supplies, adding to their suffering," said the report. The UN panel estimated that 40,000 people were killed in the war. "The panel's determination of credible allegations reveals a very different version of the final stages of the war than that maintained to this day by the government," it said. The UN said Sri Lankan government had not yet responded to its offer to publish the government response along with the report. The report also documents alleged human rights violations committed by the Tamil Tigers including using civilians as human shields.

US charges 4 more LeT men over 26/11 PTI CHICAGO, APRIL 26

A Haenyeo shows octopuses caught from under the sea on the Jeju Island in South Korea. Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the sea to gather various shellfish and seaweed without using any underwater diving equipments.

Indians in Swiss bank list: Assange PTI NEW DELHI, APRIL 26

In comments that could fuel a fresh controversy over the black money issue, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today said there are Indian names in the Swiss bank data list that are going to be made public. "Yes, there are Indian names in the data that we have already published or are going to publish. I can't remember specifically whether there are Indian names in the coming publication. But I have read Indian names," Assange told Times Now. Indicating that there are bigwigs among the Indians having their accounts in Swiss banks, he said, "Similarly, in these private Swiss banking concerns, where you need at least a million dollar, which is a significant amount of money...not an average Indian..." Asked whether the names will come at any point, he said on

"that, you should absolutely not loose hope". He, however, declined to reveal anything more on the issue at this stage. Noting that he has come to know through a report that there are more Indian deposits

in the Swiss banks than any other nationality, Assange said, "there is no reason why India should not be aggressive." Praising German government for its aggressive approach to unearth black money stashed offshore, he said that India "should be more aggressive because India seems like it is loosing per capita much more tax than Germany." Assange alleged that Indian government's response to the WikiLeaks cables was "one of the worst in the world" and a "clear attempt to mislead the nation on what the cables were". He said that response by the Indian government left a lot to be desired. Assange also dismissed contention of the Indian government that accords on double taxation were coming in the way of tracking the trail of black money. "Double taxation does not

have anything to do with asset hiding. It doesn't simply cover asset hiding," he said. Assange said that issue of stashing black money in foreign banks was much worse than just local corruption as when money is pushed offshore, "‌then every time they are selling rupees and the result is that the currency of the nation is debased...everything for all Indians become more expensive as a result of that transfer." Assange had earlier claimed that he was handed over documents of bank accounts by a former banker Rudolf Elmer and the whistleblower also claimed that the names in the documents came from "US, Britain, Germany, Austria and Asia -from all over," and include "business people, politicians, people who have made their living in the arts and multinational conglomerates -- from both sides of the Atlantic".

PTI LONDON, APRIL 26

At least 35 terrorists incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay were sent to fight against the West after being indoctrinated by "extremist preachers" in mosques, particularly the one at Finsbury Park in Britain, according to documents leaked by WikiLeaks. The documents, written by senior US military commanders at Guantanamo Bay, illustrate how, for two decades, Britain effectively became a crucible of terrorism, with dozens of extremists, home-grown and from abroad, radicalised here. They also described the Finsbury Park Mosque in London as "haven" for extremists. 'The Daily Telegraph' reported that Abu Qatada and Abu Hamza, two preachers who lived off state benefits after claiming asylum in the UK, are identified by US authorities as the key recruiters responsible for sending dozens of extremists from

AFP YANGON, APRIL 26

Authorities in Yangon have banned plastic bags, state media said Tuesday, in an attempt to stop non-degradable waste polluting Myanmar's main city. "Production of polythene bags and ropes, and storage and sale of those items at stores and groceries in the townships are not allowed starting from 22 April," the New Light of Myanmar newspaper said. It said polythene bag factories which failed to close would lose their operating licenses and face legal action.

PTI QUETTA, APRIL 26

At least 15 people, including women and children, were burnt alive when unidentified criminals torched a passenger bus near Sibi in Pakistan's Baluchistan province in the wee hours of today, police said. Those killed include seven children, three men belonging to the minority Hindu community who were identified as Kapil, Varsheen, and Pujamal, they said. The incident occurred in the town of Sibi, about 160 kms from Quetta.

WikiLeaks: London mosque produced 35 terrorists

Yangon bans plastic bags

15 burnt alive as Pak bus set on fire

ODDAR MEANCHEY, APR 26:-Cambodian Buddhist monk and villagers use a truck to leave their villages near the Cambodian-Thai border in Oddar Meanchey province, Cambodia, on Tuesday. Border clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops killed and injured soldiers on both sides.

Syria assault rages, more troops deployed AFP DAMASCUS, APRIL 26

Syria sent more troops to the southern town of Daraa where a deadly crackdown against prodemocracy protesters raged into a second day Tuesday, activists said, as Washington considered "targeted sanctions" against Damascus. Britain said it was working with Washington and the European Union to send a "strong signal" to Syria as diplomats spoke of a Security Council resolution that would condemn and probe the deadly violence. Meanwhile the United States ordered non-essential embassy staff to leave Syria which has been shaken by six weeks of protests against President Bashar al-Assad's autocratic rule. Close to 400 people have been killed by security forces firing live rounds and tear gas since March 15, activists say, including 25 who died on Monday alone when the authorities launched a crackdown on Daraa. "New army troops and security reinforcements have entered Daraa and a tank was deployed

in the central Kaziat al-Balad square," Syrian activist Abdullah Abazid told AFP by telephone from Daraa. Abazid said troops were firing on residents and a mosque and had laid siege to the home of Daraa's top Muslim cleric, Mufti Rizk Abdulrahman Abazeid, who quit last week in protest at crackdowns on protesters. "The bullets continue against the people, but we are resisting," Abazid said. "Abu Bakr Assidiq mosque is coming under intense fire and a sniper is posted on the Bilal al-Habashi mosque," he said. Abazid also claimed soldiers from the 5th Division had defected. Residents complained that water and electricity were cut throughout Daraa since dawn Monday, when 3,000-5,000 Syrian troops backed by tanks and snipers rolled into the town, according to activists. Activists on Monday said that at least 25 people were killed in the assault and Abazid said he had the names of 21 dead. A group of activists gave the names of seven dead, including a father and his two sons.

One 'Major Iqbal', believed to be a Pakistan Army officer, is among four more Pakistani conspirators charged by US prosecutors with carrying out the 2008 Mumbai terror attack at the behest of Lashkar-e-Taiba. In a second superseding indictment filed by the federal prosecutors before a court here yesterday, the other three were identified as Sajid Mir, Mazhar Iqbal and Abu Qahafa. Besides, the indictment mentioned an unnamed individual "Lashkar Member D." All are residents of Pakistan. 'Major Iqbal', who has been named by the US prosecutors, is believed to be a Pakistan Army officer. A dossier India handed over to Pakistan in February, 2010 had named two Pakistan Army officers -- 'Major Iqbal' and 'Major Samir Ali' -- for their suspected involvement in the Mumbai attacks. The dossier was handed over during the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks on February 25, 2010 in New Delhi. It is believed that the role of 'Major Iqbal' emerged in the interrogation of David Headley, arrested in Chicago in 2009.

throughout the world to Pakistan and Afghanistan via London mosques. US intelligence officials concluded the mosque served as "an attack planning and propaganda production base". Extremist preachers radicalised the men at London mosques, showing them videos of atrocities committed against Muslims in Bosnia and Chechnya. According to one document, Finsbury Park mosque was "a key transit facility for the movement of North African and other extremists in London to and from al-Qaeda training camps

in Afghanistan". They were flown to Pakistan and Afghanistan at the terrorist group’s expense, put up in special guest houses and sent to the training camps. They were introduced to senior al-Qaeda figures including Bin Laden and taught to fight and make bombs. Wives were arranged for some terrorists and their families received generous payments. According to the report, the

files will raise questions over why the Government and security services failed to take action sooner to tackle the capital's reputation as a staging post for terrorism, which became so established that the city was termed "Londonistan". The documents show that at least 35 detainees at Guantanamo had passed through Britain before being sent to fight against Allied forces in Afghanistan.


OHERALDO

Pg 13 GOA, WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL, 2011

UN panel: killings in Lanka could amount to war crimes PTI UNITED NATION, APRIL 26

A UN panel has said killing of tens of thousands of people in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil strife could amount to "war crimes", but Secretary General Ban Ki-moon insisted he would only launch an international investigation if Colombo agrees or member states call for it. A UN statement publicly releasing a report by a world body panel said that Secretary General has been advised that he needs Sri Lankan government consent or a decision by member states in an international forum to go ahead to order an international investigation into allegations of possible war crime. The statement did not specify the forum and whether it meant that an international probe had to be ratified by the UN Security Council, General Assembly or Human Rights Council. Ban's statement came as the panel called on the Secretary General to immediately set up "an independent international mechanism" to investigate "credible" allegations that both Sri Lankan government and Tamil

Most civilian casualties in the final phases of the war were caused by government shelling. The government systematically shelled hospitals on all fronts. The government systematically deprived people in conflict zone of humanitarian aid in the form of food and medical supplies. -- UN Report Tigers committed serious human rights violations, including some that could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the months before the decades old civil war ended in 2009. The three-member panel which collected evidence for

over 10 months said tens of thousands died in just five months in the last phase of the war. "Most civilian casualties in the final phases of the war were caused by government shelling. The government systematically shelled hospitals on all fronts. The government systematically deprived people in conflict zone of humanitarian aid in the form of food and medical supplies, particularly surgical supplies, adding to their suffering," said the report. The UN panel estimated that 40,000 people were killed in the war. "The panel's determination of credible allegations reveals a very different version of the final stages of the war than that maintained to this day by the government," it said. The UN said Sri Lankan government had not yet responded to its offer to publish the government response along with the report. The report also documents alleged human rights violations committed by the Tamil Tigers including using civilians as human shields.

US charges 4 more LeT men over 26/11 PTI CHICAGO, APRIL 26

A Haenyeo shows octopuses caught from under the sea on the Jeju Island in South Korea. Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the sea to gather various shellfish and seaweed without using any underwater diving equipments.

Indians in Swiss bank list: Assange PTI NEW DELHI, APRIL 26

In comments that could fuel a fresh controversy over the black money issue, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today said there are Indian names in the Swiss bank data list that are going to be made public. "Yes, there are Indian names in the data that we have already published or are going to publish. I can't remember specifically whether there are Indian names in the coming publication. But I have read Indian names," Assange told Times Now. Indicating that there are bigwigs among the Indians having their accounts in Swiss banks, he said, "Similarly, in these private Swiss banking concerns, where you need at least a million dollar, which is a significant amount of money...not an average Indian..." Asked whether the names will come at any point, he said on

"that, you should absolutely not loose hope". He, however, declined to reveal anything more on the issue at this stage. Noting that he has come to know through a report that there are more Indian deposits

in the Swiss banks than any other nationality, Assange said, "there is no reason why India should not be aggressive." Praising German government for its aggressive approach to unearth black money stashed offshore, he said that India "should be more aggressive because India seems like it is loosing per capita much more tax than Germany." Assange alleged that Indian government's response to the WikiLeaks cables was "one of the worst in the world" and a "clear attempt to mislead the nation on what the cables were". He said that response by the Indian government left a lot to be desired. Assange also dismissed contention of the Indian government that accords on double taxation were coming in the way of tracking the trail of black money. "Double taxation does not

have anything to do with asset hiding. It doesn't simply cover asset hiding," he said. Assange said that issue of stashing black money in foreign banks was much worse than just local corruption as when money is pushed offshore, "‌then every time they are selling rupees and the result is that the currency of the nation is debased...everything for all Indians become more expensive as a result of that transfer." Assange had earlier claimed that he was handed over documents of bank accounts by a former banker Rudolf Elmer and the whistleblower also claimed that the names in the documents came from "US, Britain, Germany, Austria and Asia -from all over," and include "business people, politicians, people who have made their living in the arts and multinational conglomerates -- from both sides of the Atlantic".

PTI LONDON, APRIL 26

At least 35 terrorists incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay were sent to fight against the West after being indoctrinated by "extremist preachers" in mosques, particularly the one at Finsbury Park in Britain, according to documents leaked by WikiLeaks. The documents, written by senior US military commanders at Guantanamo Bay, illustrate how, for two decades, Britain effectively became a crucible of terrorism, with dozens of extremists, home-grown and from abroad, radicalised here. They also described the Finsbury Park Mosque in London as "haven" for extremists. 'The Daily Telegraph' reported that Abu Qatada and Abu Hamza, two preachers who lived off state benefits after claiming asylum in the UK, are identified by US authorities as the key recruiters responsible for sending dozens of extremists from

AFP YANGON, APRIL 26

Authorities in Yangon have banned plastic bags, state media said Tuesday, in an attempt to stop non-degradable waste polluting Myanmar's main city. "Production of polythene bags and ropes, and storage and sale of those items at stores and groceries in the townships are not allowed starting from 22 April," the New Light of Myanmar newspaper said. It said polythene bag factories which failed to close would lose their operating licenses and face legal action.

PTI QUETTA, APRIL 26

At least 15 people, including women and children, were burnt alive when unidentified criminals torched a passenger bus near Sibi in Pakistan's Baluchistan province in the wee hours of today, police said. Those killed include seven children, three men belonging to the minority Hindu community who were identified as Kapil, Varsheen, and Pujamal, they said. The incident occurred in the town of Sibi, about 160 kms from Quetta.

WikiLeaks: London mosque produced 35 terrorists

Yangon bans plastic bags

15 burnt alive as Pak bus set on fire

ODDAR MEANCHEY, APR 26:-Cambodian Buddhist monk and villagers use a truck to leave their villages near the Cambodian-Thai border in Oddar Meanchey province, Cambodia, on Tuesday. Border clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops killed and injured soldiers on both sides.

Syria assault rages, more troops deployed AFP DAMASCUS, APRIL 26

Syria sent more troops to the southern town of Daraa where a deadly crackdown against prodemocracy protesters raged into a second day Tuesday, activists said, as Washington considered "targeted sanctions" against Damascus. Britain said it was working with Washington and the European Union to send a "strong signal" to Syria as diplomats spoke of a Security Council resolution that would condemn and probe the deadly violence. Meanwhile the United States ordered non-essential embassy staff to leave Syria which has been shaken by six weeks of protests against President Bashar al-Assad's autocratic rule. Close to 400 people have been killed by security forces firing live rounds and tear gas since March 15, activists say, including 25 who died on Monday alone when the authorities launched a crackdown on Daraa. "New army troops and security reinforcements have entered Daraa and a tank was deployed

in the central Kaziat al-Balad square," Syrian activist Abdullah Abazid told AFP by telephone from Daraa. Abazid said troops were firing on residents and a mosque and had laid siege to the home of Daraa's top Muslim cleric, Mufti Rizk Abdulrahman Abazeid, who quit last week in protest at crackdowns on protesters. "The bullets continue against the people, but we are resisting," Abazid said. "Abu Bakr Assidiq mosque is coming under intense fire and a sniper is posted on the Bilal al-Habashi mosque," he said. Abazid also claimed soldiers from the 5th Division had defected. Residents complained that water and electricity were cut throughout Daraa since dawn Monday, when 3,000-5,000 Syrian troops backed by tanks and snipers rolled into the town, according to activists. Activists on Monday said that at least 25 people were killed in the assault and Abazid said he had the names of 21 dead. A group of activists gave the names of seven dead, including a father and his two sons.

One 'Major Iqbal', believed to be a Pakistan Army officer, is among four more Pakistani conspirators charged by US prosecutors with carrying out the 2008 Mumbai terror attack at the behest of Lashkar-e-Taiba. In a second superseding indictment filed by the federal prosecutors before a court here yesterday, the other three were identified as Sajid Mir, Mazhar Iqbal and Abu Qahafa. Besides, the indictment mentioned an unnamed individual "Lashkar Member D." All are residents of Pakistan. 'Major Iqbal', who has been named by the US prosecutors, is believed to be a Pakistan Army officer. A dossier India handed over to Pakistan in February, 2010 had named two Pakistan Army officers -- 'Major Iqbal' and 'Major Samir Ali' -- for their suspected involvement in the Mumbai attacks. The dossier was handed over during the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks on February 25, 2010 in New Delhi. It is believed that the role of 'Major Iqbal' emerged in the interrogation of David Headley, arrested in Chicago in 2009.

throughout the world to Pakistan and Afghanistan via London mosques. US intelligence officials concluded the mosque served as "an attack planning and propaganda production base". Extremist preachers radicalised the men at London mosques, showing them videos of atrocities committed against Muslims in Bosnia and Chechnya. According to one document, Finsbury Park mosque was "a key transit facility for the movement of North African and other extremists in London to and from al-Qaeda training camps

in Afghanistan". They were flown to Pakistan and Afghanistan at the terrorist group’s expense, put up in special guest houses and sent to the training camps. They were introduced to senior al-Qaeda figures including Bin Laden and taught to fight and make bombs. Wives were arranged for some terrorists and their families received generous payments. According to the report, the

files will raise questions over why the Government and security services failed to take action sooner to tackle the capital's reputation as a staging post for terrorism, which became so established that the city was termed "Londonistan". The documents show that at least 35 detainees at Guantanamo had passed through Britain before being sent to fight against Allied forces in Afghanistan.


Pg 14

SPORTS

GOA, Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Vasco win, Sporting Clube held 2nd div i-league HERALD SPORTS REPORTER PANJIM, APRIL 26

Sporting Clube de Goa and newly founded, United Sikkim dished out a 1-1 draw on the second day of Second Division I-League final round at Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex, Shillong, Tuesday. The Flaming Oranje were first

Sodiem in semis HERALD CORRESPONDENT CALANGUTE, APRIL 26

Sodiem Sports and Cultural Association got the better of hosts United Club of Nerul 6-5 via the sudden death tie-breaker to move into the semi-finals of Nerul Cup Inter-Village football tournament at Dr. Gustavo Monteiro Stadium, Candolim, Tuesday. Nerul took the lead in the 5th minute through Pankaj who tapped home an Agustine Monteiro cross. Sodiem fought back and restored parity in the 60th minute through Anthony D'Sousa off Basil Fernandes. Anthony D'Souza, Rakesh Vaigankar, Dylan Noronha, Basil Fernandes and Nikhil converted for Sodiem while Agnelo Monteiro, Michael Monteiro, Pankaj and McDavid Dias found the mark for Nerul.

to score as Daniel Bidemi headed in a flag-kick in the 27th minute to put his side head. United Sikkim were not to throw in the towel and restored parity five minutes later with former East Bengal midfielder Beikhokhei tapping in a corner. There was no addition to the scoreline further by either team and they had to content them-

selves with one point each. Keita Boubacar, Rojen Singh Singham of Sporting were given the yellow card. Va s c o C l u b p i p p e d M o hammedan Sporting 2-1 in another match. Vasco stunned their opponents scoring two goals in the first 11 minutes. Defender Prajot Naik drew first blood for the

Vasco side in the 5th minute, while Sachin Gawas doubled his side scoring from the top of the 18-yard-box six minutes later. After changing ends, Mohammedan’s fight-back earned them the much deserved goal as Chizoba Christopher found the target in the 60th minute. If it was Vasco all the way in the first half, they felt the heat in

the second half with Mo hammedan dictating terms in the second period. But the Tope Fuja coached side failed to grab the equaliser with his strikers failing to cash in the opportunities that came their way. Vasco’s Koko Sakibu got a yellow card while it was yellow-tored for Jerose Oliveira.

Goa Police hold Wilred Leisure gfa 2nd div

G o a Po l i c e s h o w e d g o o d strength as they came from behind to hold Wilred Leisure Sports Club 2-2 in GFA’s Second Division inter-district play-off at Assolna ground, on Tuesday. Wilred Leisure led 2-0 at half time. Wilred Leisure dominated the first half with striker Sertorio Monteiro striking early in the 4th minute as the cops looked out of sorts, both in the midfield and on the forward line.

All charged up, Wilred Leisure doubled the lead with Nickson Costa netting a scorcher. Earlier, Goa Police tried their best to come back and had a few scoring chances but their efforts proved futile as Curtorim’s rearguard was strong to frustrate the rival attacks. The cops turned the tables in a scintillating fashion after the breather to deny Wilred Leisure a promotion to the First Division League. After the change of ends, Goa Police regrouped with their forwards and midfielders working in tandem to keep their promo-

Churchill begin campaign with win

AIFF to show-cause Abranches, Pradeep

HERALD CORRESPONDENT MARGAO, APRIL 26

u-19 i-league HERALD CORRESPONDENT MARGAO, APRIL 26

Churchill Brothers began their campaign in Group A U-19 ILeague with a fluent 2-0 win over Dempo Sports Club at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda on Tuesday. Both goals came in the first half. Churchill’s umpteen forays fetched them dividends in the 13th minute when striker Nicholas Fernandes punished the rival keeper after being fed by Joel Niasio. Churchill scored the insurance goal in injury time when Adwin Lucas slotted past Dempo’s keeper off a pass from Brian Mascarenhas. At Tilak stadium, Vasco, holders Sporting Clube de Goa beat Salgaocar 3-2.

Abranches

Pradeep

AGENCIES NEW DELHI, APRIL 26

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has taken strong exception to the outbursts by Dempo's striker Joaquim Abranches and Viva Kerala's midfielder N P Pradeep against the national body. The two, who have spoken in support of ousted coach Bob Houghton, may not be as fortunate as Sunil Chhetri who escaped with a warning for his utterances against the AIFF, who has now drafted a show-cause notice which will be served on the players, according to AIFF sources. "The players have rubbed AIFF the wrong side with their comments. Abranches spoke to a newspaper in Pune and criticised the AIFF, while Pradeep made derogatory comments

tion hopes alive with striker Joaquim Carvalho punting the ball into the far corner of the net. The reducer gave Goa Police a new life and they were more versatile. Goa Police intensified their attacks with spirited display. Striker Punaji Kalangutkar finished brilliantly to level the score in the 81st minute. With this draw, both Goa Police and Wilred Leisure are tied with seven points each from three matches and also have the same goal difference. A source in the GFA said a re-

against the federation on a social networking site," a source within the federation said. Abranches, Dempo Sports Club's star midfielder, is away in Uzbekistan with his team's crucial AFC Cup clash against FC Nasaf but will have a lot of explaining to do when he returns. V i v a Ke r a l a m i d f i e l d e r Pradeep, on the other hand, has invited the ire of the federation bosses after he made derogatory comments on his Facebook page. He has since deleted the comments from his page, but the federation had already taken notice of the "offensive" comments. " We w e re s u r p r i s e d b y Pradeep's audacity. His comments are unprintable," the source added. The AIFF had earlier reprimanded Sunil Chhetri for "unnecessary comments relating to AIFF's functioning and on the issue of coach Bob Houghton". The matter will be discussed at the next executive committee meeting of the AIFF and action will be taken, if necessary. The AIFF is also in the process of implementing a Code of Conduct for the players.

play will be played to decide the stalemate. At Nagoa ground, Curtorim Gymkhana trounced Clube Sao Minguel de Taleigao 6-1 after leading 3-1 at half time. Curtorim dominated the proceedings and pumped three goals to relegate Clube Sao Minguel to Third Division. Striker Roy Albuquerque struck three times. Alvito Colaco scored a brace while Melwin Fernandes was the other scorer. Gautam Kanonkar scored a consolation goal for Clube Sao Minguel de Taleigao.

Blanka shines for Goa HERALD SPORTS REPORTER MAPUSA, APRIL 26

Brilliant Blanka Barretto netted four times as Goa women demolished Uttarakhand 14-0 in 19th Senior Women National Football Championship, on Tuesday at Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. Goa led 6-0 at the breather. Maymol Rocky, Sharon Fernandes and Michelle Castanha scored a brace each while Angel Smile De Braganza, Sujita Murgaokar, Malvita Mascarenhas and Stessi Cardozo also netted. “I am delighted, the girls stuck to the game plan, we played a rigid 4-4-2 formation,” remarked Goa coach, Umer Muttewali

Chicalim up

PANJIM (HSD) -- Chicalim Youth Club defeated SSC, Loutolim 5-4 via the tie-breaker to move into the quarter-finals of 10th All-Goa Guirdolim Panchayat Cup soccer organised by Guirdolim Club at Chandor church ground on Tuesday. The score was 1-1 at half time. Chicalim shot into the lead through Moises in the 30th minute. Loutolim fought back and equalised when Jillian's free kick entered the net. In the tie-breaker, Chicalim proved to be better shooters.

Tennis ball girls selections HERALD SPORTS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

The following girls have been asked to report for the final selection to select probables for the pre-National residential coaching camp for the State team for 19th junior National tennis ball cricket championship. Dhanashree Gaude, Dixita Naik, Astida Fernandes, Manisha Naik, Laxmi Naik, Mellisa Dias, Sharmila Naik, Dhanashree Naik, Pooja Karalkar, Prachi Zarpaakar, Swanaja Naik, Saharsha Naik, Shaisha Naik, Saraswati Khanwale, Ruksana Kulgeri, Shxipra Fondekar, Rumy Romeo, Manjita

Chari, Santoshi Patil, Sonali Tiwari, Krutika Phadte, Mahima Harmalkar, Ankita Chari, Rashmi Salgaocar, Farahana Nasur, Tejaswani Harmalkar, Krupali Harmalkar, Kavita Bhekne, Clency Fernandes, Ankita Zabaulikar, Sahin Shaikh, Khushvi Naik, Anuja Shukla, Jain Lisa Dias, Roopam Sancoalkar, Divya Naik, Tanvi Salgaocar, Ravina Salgaocar, Anuja Tari, Kalpita Vaigankar, Bharati Naik, Karisma Gaude, Vikita Khandolkar, Sneha Parab, Anuja Mudalkar, Anupa Gaude, Rekha Tigga, Sonali Borkar, Ashwini Gaude, Rakshanda Padte, Sonali Jalmi, Alpita Gaude,

Swapna Gaude, Medha Navelkar, Prachi Tari, Sampada Rane, Vina Raut, Nisha Patel, Monica Saroj, Vaishavi Sutar, Shakuntala Hirematt, Namratha Umaralkar, Sweta Naik, Maithali Pednekar, Priyanka Malli, Ishita Paliekar, Arti Chari, Gauri Padkar, Arpan Warik, Deepshree Naik, Ranjita Gosavi and Jasmita Singh. Players have been asked to bring original birth certificates with a xerox copy and full kit. They may report to Nilesh Naik or Ajinkya Naik on April 29 at SAG tennis ball cricket ground, near swimming pool, Campal, Panjim.

GOA DIARY Media tennis ball tourney

PANJIM (HSD) -- The Goa Electronic Media Journalist Welfare Association in collaboration with Goa Tennis Ball Cricket Association and SAG will organise their 4th Goa 20-20 9-a-side interpress/media tennis ball cricket championship on May 3 at SAG tennis ball cricket ground, near swimming pool, Campal, Panjim at 9 a.m. All matches will be of 10 overs each. The winners will take home Rs 3,000 while the runners-up will have to be content with Rs 1,500 alongwith trophies. The semi-finalists will get Rs 500 each alongwith trophies. The team should comprise of 12 players, a manager and a coach. Details may be obtained from Samir on 9420685184, Kenzil on 9822582534 or Nilesh Naik on 9421139232.

Volleyball tourney at Saligao

PANJIM (HSD) – Muddavaddi Boys of Saligao will organise their 2nd All-Goa floodlit volleyball tournament on April 30 and May 1 at Saligao at 5 p.m. The winners will be awarded Rs 7,000 while the runners-up will get Rs 5,000 alongwith trophies. Limited entries will be accepted. Spot entries will not be accepted. Details may be obtained from Vilas on 9764601202 or Babu on 9823921884.

9-a-side soccer at Carambolim

PANJIM (HSD) – The Parish Youth of Carambolim will organise their 1st All-Goa 9-a-side Carambolim Parish Youth Rolling Trophy soccer from May 1 to 15. The winners will walk away with Rs 13,000 while the runners-up will receive Rs 10,000. Details may be obtained from Cavin Caiado on 9011069464 or Jowell Caiado on 9850451920.

GFA candle light match at Fatorda

(Kala Academy)

PANJIM (HSD) -- The Goa Football Association will organise a friendly soccer match between GFA XI and Media XI to protest against the SAG’s inability to install floodlights at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Margao on April 29 at 6.15 p.m. The match will be held holding candles immediately after the I-League clash between Salgaocar and Mumbai FC. The last date to register is April 28. Interested media persons may contact Times of India’s (Goa) Marcus Mergulhao, GFA Media, Marketing and TV Advisory Committee Chairman on 9890353773.

GFA U-16: Don Bosco Oratory, Panjim v. Dempo SC, Don Bosco ground, Panjim, 4 p.m. St Mathew soccer: SCM, Goa Velha v. Alleluia Boys, St Mathew ground, Azosim, 5 p.m. 4th Three Kings inter-village Cup soccer: St Rock, Majorda v. Nuvem Sports Club, Dr T B Cunha sports complex, Cansaulim, 4.30 p.m. Crown Boys soccer: St Ant h o n y, M a r n a , S i o l i m v. Valankani Boys, Dicarpale, court ground, St Cruz, 5 p.m. 10th All-Goa Guirdolim Panchayat Cup soccer: Curtorim Gymkhana v. Union of Villagers of Chinchinim, church ground, Chandor, 4.30 p.m. Conceicao Colaco memorial soccer: Wilred Leisure SC, Curtorim v. Cuncolim Union, Assolna ground, 4.45 p.m. Salgaocar soccer: Guirim Sports and Cultural Association v. Pax of Nagoa, Saligao Sporting ground, 4,30 p.m. Nerul Cup soccer (semis): Nagoa Sporting Club v. Saligao Sporting Club, Dr. Gustavo Monteiro Stadium, Candolim, 4.30 p.m.


SPORTS

Pg 15

GOA, Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Kalmadi sacked

Malhotra named acting Prez

Chief Organiser of the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, Suresh Kalmadi is escorted by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials to the court in New Delhi on Tuesday. AFP NEW DELHI, APRIL 26

The Indian Olympic Association removed the organiser of the scandal-hit Delhi Commonwealth Games as its president on Tuesday, hours after a court ordered him held in custody on graft charges. Suresh Kalmadi, known for his powerful political and sporting connections, is in police custody over his role in awarding a $31 million contract for timekeeping equipment for the Commonwealth Games to a Swiss firm. The Indian Olympic Association's senior vice-president Vijay Kumar Malhotra was named acti n g p re s i d e n t i n p l a c e o f Kalmadi, who headed the organisation for 15 years. "The senior vice president automatically takes over the duties when the president is not there," Malhotra told AFP. "In the event of a prolonged absence... the senior vice president eventually assumes charge." India is considering bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Slipper hurled AFP NEW DELHI, APRIL 26

The chief organiser of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games had a slipper thrown at him as he arrived at a court on Tuesday to face graft charges. Kalmadi appeared unconcerned as the slipper missed him. The man who threw it was identified by local media as a lawyer upset about India's rampant corruption and is detained for questioning. The move to replace Kalmadi came after a judge said the ruling Congress party lawmaker should be held in police custody for eight days for questioning. Kalmadi, arrested on Monday by the federal Central Bureau of Investigation, is accused of "wrongfully restricting and eliminating competition" from other would-be Games suppliers of timekeeping equipment.

Malinga blames Ranatunga-led panel for injury

Dzeko gives Man City precious win

PTI COLOMBO, APRIL 26

Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga today blamed the country's cricket administration led by the former captain Arjuna Ranatunga for aggravating his knee injury that forced him to retire from Test cricket. Without naming Ranatunga he said, “The 2008 interim committee did not care for my well being," Malinga said adding that due to his knee injury he could not even climb the stairs of his house”. He didn't hide his displeasure at being treated shabbily by the 2008 interim committee. "I was offered a basic contract when I deserved better." As Ranatunga led the committee, it is well understood that Malinga's grievance is pointed towards whom. "My knees are getting weaker," Malinga said explaining his decision to quit playing Test cricket. He was addressing reporters here having returned from playing in the IPL with the Mumbai Indians. He will rejoin Sachin Tendulkar's team on Thursday. "I decided that I needed to make myself unavailable for Test cricket so that I can prolong my career as a national cricketer," Malinga had said after the official annoucement of his decision to quit Test cricket. The slinger is hopeful that he will be selected for the ODI and T20 series in England and also to play the shorter version of the game when the Australians will tour Sri Lanka in August. As a long-term plan, he intends to play in next year's World T20 championship in Sri Lanka and 2015 World Cup in Australia. Meanwhile , Malinga said he was upset by reports suggesting he faked injury in order to avoid playing for his country and continue playing in the lucrative IPL. With Malinga continuing to play in the IPL for Mumbai Indians, Sri Lanka chief selector Duleep Mendi conceded the situation was "awkward."

Manchester City's Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko (centre) vies with Blackburn Rovers' US defender Jermaine Jones (left) and Blackburn Rovers' Senegalese forward Mame Biram Diouf at Ewood Park, Blackburn on Monday.

Blackburn 0 Man City 1 AGENCIES BLACKBURN, APRIL 26

Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko's first Premier League goal gave Manchester City a 1-0 win at struggling Blackburn Rovers on Monday to keep alive their hopes of a top-three finish. Second-half substitute Dzeko, bought for 30 million pounds

from VfL Wolfsburg in January, pounced on a loose ball eight metres out after 75 minutes to leave City on 59 points from 33 matches, five points behind third-placed Arsenal with a game in hand. This season's FA Cup finalists also pulled four points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur who, like City, have played 33 games, and the relief on Dzeko's

PANJIM, APRIL 26

The much talked Sports Policy merit marks have been reduced to a farce with the major beneficiaries being only those students who are failing in Std X and Std XII. All these years, much hue and cry was raised by parents of the students who were bright, some even scholars, who unable to get the benefit of marks for participating and winning medals in sports, were eventually forced to give up sports once they reached Std X and subsequently in Std XI and XII, so that they could concentrate only in academics to get better, higher percentage. The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education seems to think differently, “for students who are passing and qualify for the next higher class, the allotted sports merit marks will be shown separetely in the marksheet.” In the same breath, the Board states that, “in case a sports student has acquired an aggregate of more than 100 per cent, it shall be treated as 100 per cent.” For all purposes, students who are passing, do not get any benefit of merit marks in the aggregate and it is like charity that is being bestowed on those who are failing, as “marks are to be

added to those subjects in which they have failed to enable them to pass and qualify for the next higher class. The addition of such marks for the benefit of passing will be indicated by an asterisk mark on the upper corner soon after the grade against the subject in which the merit marks have been added. The balance, if any, is to be shown separately in the marksheet.” Under the Sports Policy, the Government highlighted that “its initiative is aimed to provide incentives and benefits to sportspersons with award of sports merit marks ranging from 5 marks for taluka level to 40 marks for international level participation in sports and award of additional marks for achievements at various stages of competition, subject to a maximum of 3 per cent of the total aggregate of all subjects at every internal exam and Board examination at 10+2 level.” The allotment of marks are to be done as per the table issued by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs (taluka 5, district 10, State 15, zonal 20, National 30, international 40 plus additional marks for winning medals). However, this year only, the Board inserted a new clause wherein “in case proper procedure laid down in the Goa Sports Policy 2009 is not followed by

Sangakkara AGENCIES MUMBAI, APRIL 26

After the reports of Sri Lankan

the recognized State Sports Associations, the marks will be allotted to the first level of participation.” Who will unearth such lapses in procedure has not been spelt out and there are fears that it will be the principals/headmasters who will decide on such issues even if the certificates are countersigned by the Sports Authority of Goa which is the final agency for associations. It definitely casts a slur on the SAG. This being the case and from the tone of discussions, the Board has interlinked and interwoven the participation as stages for obtaining marks, which is far from reality. There are even events conducted by DSYA which do not follow all the stages. In any case, this is a definite discrimination against the associations. The Goa Olympic Association (GOA) categorically stated that the follow up of proper procedure should be best left to the Government with the DSYA and SAG being the most competent authorities since the twosome are the only agencies which can authenticate the certificates. This emanates from the Government document itself which states, “The Government will implement its Sports Policy through its main five sports and educational organisations – DSYA, SAG, Goa University, Education

skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan leaving the IPL to join the England-bound national team got rife, it is learned that former captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are also packing their bags for an early exit. Sangakara and Jayawardene, who are currently in-charge of the Deccan Chargers and Kochi Tuskers Kerala respectively, will reportedly leave the Indian Premier League (IPL) early

Department and Goa Board.” The Board’s circular has led to apprehensions that only the recognised State sports associations are seen as capable of not following proper procedure, though it is not very explicit in the matter. This could be a slap on the SAG which is headed by none other than Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat, who in the Assembly solemnly declared that those participating at the State recognised championships organised by recognised associations under recognised National federations and IOA were eligible for 15 merit marks under the Sports Policy. The Chief Minister had also told the House, “Under the Sports Policy, marks must be given without making any distinction in any sport.” Certainly there cannot be divergent yardsticks governing the award of merit marks under one Sports Policy by different agencies, under the pretext of autonomy. The Government must come out clear on this issue and declare which agency or department is the final authority. Or else, the parents would not be totally wrong to feel that there is not so much merit in the grandiose Sports Policy, which was released with much fanfare. Some are already feeling that they have been fooled.

Siolim in last eight

Mikayla Fernandes, Gerson James Viegas, Hazel Sena Gomes, Cinida Maria Dias, Leopoldina Dias, Slyvia Agatha Fernandes, Sidhanath Buyao , Mavev Psyche Fernandes, Oshin Bianca Colaco, Jose Gomes, Mabel Fernandes who will represent India at ICU World Championship and Dance Championship at Walt Disney World Resort In Orlando Florida,USA from April 27 to May 2 in International Junior Cheer Dance for 14 years and below.

HERALD CORRESPONDENT CALANGUTE, APRIL 26

Football Club of Siolim prevailed over Parish Youth Nuvem 4-2 via the tie-breaker after both the teams played out a 1-1 draw to move into the quarter-finals of Salgaocar Trophy Inter-Village Football tournament at Saligao ground, Tuesday. Siolim took the lead in the 10th minute through Domnic D'Souza. Nuvem fought back and equalised through Jose Colaco in the 15th minute. Melroy D'Sousa, Sangam Pednekar and Domnic D'Souza found the mark for Siolim while only Nevis Noronha could score for Nuvem.

Wilred Leisure win Cavelossim Trophy HERALD SPORTS DESK PANJIM, APRIL 26

Wilred Leisure SC, Curtorim emerged victorious defeating strong contenders Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda, via the tiebreaker 5-4 in Cavelossim Panchayat Cup football finals organised by Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim at Fr Druston and Wellington ground, Cavelossim. Wilred Leisure took the lead

when Royston Carneiro scored off a pass from Tony Dias, in the first half. Don Bosco equalised in the second half, when Valent Silva’s powerpacked drive from a narrow angle, deflected into the goal off Tony Dias, beating Bronson Sequeira under the Wifred Leisure bar. At full time the score was 11. In the penalty shoot-out, Bruno, Joaquim, Deslie, Tony

and Savio converted for Wilfred Leisure. For Don Bosco Ashley, Valente, Roger and Joel scored. Wilson Dias’ try was saved by Wilfred keeper Bronson. Fo l l o w i n g p r i z e s w e r e awarded: Best goalkeeper Bronson Sequeira (Wilfred Leisure). Best midfielder - Francis Andrade (Don Bosco). First goal of the final - Royston (Wilfred Leisure). Best defender - Adcil

The visitors started at a frenzied pace and could have scored inside three minutes when David Silva cracked a left-footed volley on to the post. After weathering Blackburn pressure in the second half, City struck when Silva's shot was diverted into Dzeko's path and he finished clinically although television replays suggested fellow striker Mario Balotelli was off-

side and impeding goalkeeper Paul Robinson. Keeper Joe Hart produced a smart save from Blackburn's Martin Olsson late on, leaving City manager Roberto Mancini with a big grin after the game. Blackburn are in a relegation battle, one point ahead of 18thplaced Wigan Athletic and only three in front of bottom club West Ham United.

Sangakkara, Jayawardene also for an early IPL exit

Sports Policy merit marks a farce? BY JOVITO LOPES

face after notching his first Premier League goal was clear to see after the match. "I'm not the first one who hasn't made the best of himself," he said, referring to Chelsea's January signing Fernando Torres who scored his first goal for the London club on Saturday. "I'm happy also for him. I know what the pressure is," Dzeko told Sky Sports.

(Cavelossim). Best disciplined team - Chinchinim Villagers. Energetic volunteers - Sender Mendes and Victor Cardozo. Earlier, Solomon Mendes, president of the club welcomed. S a r p a n c h E d w i n B a r re t t o presided over the function. Sagun Velip, BDO Salcete was the chief guest. Sabrina Dias, ZP member, was the guest of honour. Among others present were

Lumena Rodrigues, Malcolm Rodrigues (panchas), Belinda Aguiar (dy. sarpanch), Joaquim Rodrigues (VP secretary), Joe Dias. Wilfred Leisure were awarded the winners trophy and Rs 25,000 while Don Bosco Oratory were awarded Rs 20,000 and runners-up trophy. John Fernandes compered. Gen. Secretary Viriato Mendes proposed the vote of thanks.

to start preparations for the first Test against England on 26th May. According to The Island, both the players are expected be in Colombo by the May 16 and will leave the island a day later to join the squad for the second warm-up game scheduled for May 19 against England Lions at Derby. The newspaper also reported that both players have received the necessary consent of their

Shehzad century steers Pak to victory AFP GROS ISLET, APRIL 26

Opener Ahmed Shehzad struck his second one-day international hundred to anchor Pakistan to a confident seven-wicket victory over West Indies on Monday. Shehzad hit seven fours and one six in his 102 from 148 balls as Pakistan successfully chased 221 for victory in the second ODI at the Beausejour Cricket Ground. Umar Akmal carried the visitors over the threshold with 12 balls remaining when he lofted a delivery from Dwayne Bravo to long-off for the final boundary of the match. The result means that Pakistan take a 2-0 lead in the fivematch series after winning the first game. Pakistan have now won their last seven ODIs against West Indies, a sequence spread over the last four years. The visitors' spin bowling trio of Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Hafeez and Afridi had dominated on another docile pitch. After Pakistan chose to field, West Indies were dismissed for 220 in their 50 overs - one less than the total they made in the first ODI. Ajmal, Hafeez and Afridi shared six wickets for 102 runs in 30 overs between them, and only West Indies opener Lendl Simmons looked close to getting on top of them, leading the way with 51 from 48 balls, which included four fours and two sixes.

franchises to make an early exit. The newly appointed skipper, meanwhile, is expected join the national squad before it takes-off to England on the May 10. Sri Lanka Cricket last week allowed seven players from the 16-member squad to arrive in England before May 19, the day their second warm-up game, against England Lions, starts. The board had earlier asked

Jayawardene

the players to return on May 5 in order to prepare for the England tour.


PG16:Layout 1 4/27/2011 12:08 AM Page 1

Pg16

Dzeko gives Man City precious victory Pg 15

AIFF to show-cause Abranches, Pradeep Pg 14

GOA, WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL, 2011

Kohli gives Royal win

Dempo hope to avenge Nasaf defeat l Head coach Armando hospitalised AGENCIES KARSHI, APRIL 26

Nasaf Karshi head coach Anatoly Demyanenko insists his team must not be complacent when they face Dempo on Wednesday despite their emphatic victory over the Indian champions a fortnight ago in the AFC Cup. The Uzbekistan side were a class apart from their Indian hosts as they demolished them 4-0 to illustrate the gulf in difference between them and the rest of Group A as they collected

PTI NEW DELHI, APRIL 26

Virat Kohli scored a breezy half century to help Royal Challengers Bangalore eke out a narrow three-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match here today. Kohli was in a murderous mood as he made a crucial 56 and hit as many as eight boundaries and two sixes during his 38-ball stay at the crease. Apart from Kohli, last match centurion Chris Gayle (26 off 14) played a good hand up the order while captain Daniel Vettori (18 not out), Saurabh Tiwary (18) and Syed Mohammad (13 not out) made useful contributions towards the end to see Bangalore overwhelm the 161-run target with three balls to spare. Morne Morkel starred with the ball for Daredevils with figures of three for 25. Earlier sent into bat, James Hopes scored a valuable halfcentury to enable Daredevils post a challenging 160 for six a t t h e Fe ro z e S h a h Ko t l a ground. Hopes made vital 54 runs off 43 balls during which he hit seven fours to steer the Delhi innings after captain Virender Sehwag (25 off 18) and David Warner (7) fell early. Y Venugopal Rao (24 off 21), Naman Ojha (16) and Irfan Pathan (13 not out) also made useful contributions with the bat to guide Delhi to a decent score. Young right-arm pacer Abhimanyu Mithun was the pick of the bowlers for the Bangalore outfit with figures of two for 37 while Zaheer Khan (1/27), Sreenath Arvind (1/30) and skipper Daniel Vettori (1/25) scalped wicket apiece.

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli plays a shot during the IPL-4 cricket match against Delhi Daredevils in New Delhi on Tuesday. Delhi Daredevils: David Warner b Khan 7, Virender Sehwag run out 25, James Hopes c de villiers b Mithun 54, Matthew Wade b Mithun 8, Y Venugopal Rao b Vettori 24, N Ojha c Khan b Aravind 16, I Pathan not out 13, Y Nagar not out 0. Extras: 13. Total: 160 for 6. Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-43, 3-68, 4-115, 5-142, 6-151. Bowling: Zaheer Khan 4-0-27-1, Sreenath Aravind 4-0-30-1, Daniel Vettori 40-25-1, Chris Gayle 2-0-20-0, Abhimanyu Mithun 4-0-37-2, J Syed Mohammad 2-0-17-1. Royal Challengers Bangalore: C Gayle c Rao b Hopes 26, T Dilshan c Ojha b Dinda 0, V Kohli b Morkel 56, AB de Villiers run out 5, S Tiwary c Ojha b Morkel 18, C Pujara c Warner b Nagar 7, D Vettori not out 18, A Mithun c Yadav b Morkel 0, J Syed Mohammad not out 13. Extras: 18. Total: 161 for 7. Fall of wickets: 1-1, 283, 3-95, 4-96, 5-107, 6-139, 7-139. Bowling: A Dinda 3.3-0-36-1, I Pathan 3-0-260, M Morkel 4-0-25-3, U Yadav 4-0-37-0, J Hopes 4-0-25-1, Y Nagar 1-0-3-1. Man-of-the-match: Virat Kohli.

Warriors eye revenge PTI MUMBAI, APRIL 26

Pune Warriors would need to lift themselves up by the bootstraps when they clash with Chennai Super Kings just a day after being beaten by them, at their home venue, the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai here. The Warriors, led by India’s World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, began their debut season on a high with back-to-back victories over Kings XI Punjab and Kochi Tuskers Kerala earlier this month, both at the DYP. But the defeat against Delhi Daredevils at their home venue, despite scoring an imposing total of 187 for 5 started the Warriors' slide and they lost successive ties to Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, and to CSK at the latter's backyard -Chidambaram Stadium. The unavailability of the injured Graeme Smith did affect the team's balance as Mohnish Mishra was sent up to open with Jesse Ryder and its not clear when the South African southpaw would completely recover from the hamstring strain. "He (Smith) feels much better

SPORTS Contact us on: sports@herald-goa.com

www.oheraldo.in

Today’s fixTures

Pune Warriors v. Chennai Super Kings 4 p.m. Kochi Tuskers Kerala v. Deccan Chargers, 8 p.m. now," said a team source. The Warriors also need to be at their physical best as they would be playing four matches, counting the first leg tie against the defending champions, in the space of six days which includes travelling to Bangalore and Jaipur too after tomorrow's

home game. The return to DYP could result in a call-up to Wayne Parnell at the cost of Nathan McCullum who played in Chennai. With Jerome Taylor performing very well, the new ball bowling looks meatier, but the same cannot be said about the slow bowling as Murali Kartik has been less than par for the course. The Super Kings, on the other hand, would be happy to get their title hunt back on track after a string of defeats. But they have won all their three matches at home and are yet to win their first away game. The form at the top of the order of Michael Hussey must be a very pleasing aspect for the team's think tank and though Murali Vijay has not converted his starts to big scores, he has done his bit. But the indifferent form of key batsman Suresh Raina who flopped in their last two games, must be a cause for some concern as he is an impact player for the defending champions with his flamboyant batting, outstanding fielding and effective (in this format) bowling.

Deccan aim to rise PTI KOCHI, APRIL 26

At the bottom of the points table, former champions Deccan Chargers would be aiming to put an end to their dismal show so far when they clash against Kochi Tuskers Kerala at the Nehru Stadium here tomorrow. Their campaign has been far from impressive so far and the task is not going to be any easier for Deccan against a confident Kochi outfit. Although their three-match winning run was halted by Rajasthan Royals but Kochi have done well and look a solid unit. But Kumar Sangakkara's Chargers have been struggling to gel together as a team and that has reflected in their roller-coaster run so far. In six matches they have played so far, the 2009 champions have won only twice while finishing on the losing side on four occasions. Having lost to Mumbai Indians in their last outing, with both batting and bowling failing to make an impression, the chips are obviously down. And they desperately need a win against Kochi, who have managed three wins and as many losses from their six games. The Deccan batting line-up has not been able to live up to expectations except for Kumar Sangakkara and to some extent Shikhar Dhawan. Besides, Sunny Sohal and Bharat Chipli have

done a decent job in a couple of matches to bring a semblance of balance to the Chargers' batting. As far as their bowling is concerned, the team would be hoping that South African pacer Dale Steyn and Manpreet Gony and spinner Amit Mishra would come out with flying colours. But Ishant Sharma and Daniel Christian will also have to get into the rhythm to cope with the likes of Mahela Jayawardene, Brendon McCullum, Brad Hodge, VVS Laxman and Parthiv Patel. On the other hand, the Kochi Tuskers, who had been on a rampage, having registered three back-to-back victories, were stopped by the Rajasthan Royals in the last game. Even though nothing seems to have clicked for the Tuskers in their last match, where they were bundled out for a mere 109, their batsmen and bowlers have been in good form. It, however, remains to be seen whether Brendon McCullum, who missed the previous match due to a shoulder problem, would be included in the playing XI tomorrow, but Jayawardene, Parthiv Patel, Hodge and Laxman would certainly look to get the team back to the winning ways. Kochi would also be hoping that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja would continue with his fabulous run. The bowling also looks solid with the presence of veteran Muttiah Murlitharan, R P Singh, Vinay Kumar and Jadeja.

maximum points from their first three games. Demyanenko, though, insists this side must not take anything for granted. “The fact that we beat Dempo with a score of 4-0 on their ground bears no relation to tomorrow's match,” he said. Nasaf were replaced as leaders in the Uzbekistan League by Bunyodkor on Monday after drawing with Bukhara over the weekend. "Regardless of the opponents’ strength, we are entering the field to win. I'm pleased with

how we have prepared for the match against Dempo. We do not have any injured or suspended players in the squad. Ivan Boskovic is fully fit and ready to play for 90 minutes." Dempo, though, are set to be without head coach Armando Colaco, who has been admitted to hospital with high blood pressure. Assistant Mauricio Afonso addressed the pre-match press conference in his place, insisted morale was good among his men as they look to avenge the home

loss. “Defeat with a score of 4-0 has already become history and tomorrow we will come out on the field with a desire to win.” Dempo will be missing Irani a n d e f e n d e r Ro u h o l l a h

Samieinia, who is suspended after receiving two yellow cards, while three players are ruled out with injury. “Despite this, we will try to create serious problems for Nasaf,” Afonso remarked.


Lifestyle

Relationships

Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011

Sports

Business

Health

Art

Culture

Environment

Education

Information Technology

Entertainment

Fashion

Travel

GOA’S HEARTBEAT

Kids and their

Rompo koso rukh toso - Anonymous

Colourful

Tourism

Parenting

email us at: goasheartbeat@herald-goa.com

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up - Pablo Picasso

Expressions BY DOLCY D’CRUZ of giving them fear. Painting Art is a blessing for children who instead should be a joy and not a fright. Parents HERALD FEATURES lmost every child has a deep want to express themselves with buy expensive colours and then tell their children to use it properly, not to waste it rooted fascination for colours; the moment they see colour colours. Though children are as it is very expensive; this discourages pencils or crayons around, enjoying their holidays now, it children and their freedom of painting is gone. Mediums which are child friendly you’ll find them happily scribbling on any available surface, be it paper, doesn’t necessarily mean that are water based colours, pastels but definitely not oil based colours. Parents usually clothes or even the walls! Colours add life to their paintings and drawings and they are excessively spending know the right time to use a medium for this artistic inclination adds excitement t i m e w i t h d r a w i n g s a n d a child and oil based colours should not be introduced when they are young. Water to the child’s life. Drawing is also a good way for children to bring out their inex- paintings. Herald chats with a based colours are more expressive for the child. One thing I always tell my students pressible emotions. If diaries are for the written word, drawings can express few artists on how to encourage is not to use a ruler and an eraser. If you make a mistake while drawing, throw it much more. children to do what they love out or else you will not learn.” As a child grows up and understands Francis D’Souza is an more about shapes and lines, they work doing, being artistic artist and father of harder in drawing objects or being creNadia, an artist too ative with abstract drawings. A child moves from drawing who had her paintmama, dada, brother, sister and the happy family to ings displayed at a more complex things like nature and animals. Yolanda children’s group exDe Souza Kammermeier, an artist herself who used to hibition in 2008. give art classes, says, “I used to give classes for adults “Children have a very and for children above 10 years. Art classes mean giving natural talent for art guidance to a child and most importantly freedom to which is more a child to do what he wants to do. A child requires a spontaneous and few guidelines and more time. Art is important not only if encouraged, for children but for everyone. Children should be left can reach somefree to perceive and paint what they see. I have seen most where. They unof the parents interfering and saying ‘No. That is not the derstand colour way you draw an apple’, which is wrong.” composition and Yolanda’s daughter Sarah recently had her own painting drawing which is also exhibition, titled, ‘A Movie World’, in April 2011. Yolanda magical because they further adds, “Creativity in any field is good for a child to have great imagination. get confidence and it is important for parents to support They don’t follow any rules or regulathem and not force them. A child is always confident unless tions which are later introduced in fine an adult interferes. A person can only guide a child if he art colleges. Nadia picked up drawing and knows better and not impose on a painting by observing art at home. My wife, child as the child will take a step Verondina is a sculptor and I am an artist but her ideas are very back. Creativity should not be cur- different compared to mine. She loves fashion and dolls and brings tailed. I never told Sarah to take a tremendous passion on her paper.” pen or pencil in hand. She started Speaking on the pressure parents put on their child, Francis says, paintings on her own and paints “Parents usually discourage their children from painting. I feel that children whatever she sees around her. Her on their own will realise that sometimes painting is not meant for them, pace of painting remains the same but it depends on the child. It is the same with every human, if they really whether it is during school or holidays. want to do something and are discouraged, there will be either a sense I think it is the same with all children, of withdrawal or revolt. Parents are pressurising children to study, excel if they like to do something, they will and compete. Children should be allowed to be creative and parents should do it; they play during school and during observe their child and be holidays too.” aware of how they funcSpeaking about parents discouraging tion, their likes and dischildren from being artistic, Yolanda says, likes, weaknesses “Parents should encourage children to paint and strengths.”

A

Bhopal Zoo to get Tenth Royal Bengal Tiger

V

an Vihar, a home for orphaned animals in the heart of the Madhya Pradesh capital, will soon get its tenth Royal Bengal Tiger when a three-year-old male from Assam arrives here. “We cannot tell the exact date as the Assam wildlife authorities have yet to inform us, but we got information from the national zoo authorities that we will get another Royal Bengal Tiger from Assam,” informedVan Vihar’s assistant director A K Khare. The tiger, Vivek, is currently at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) at Borjuri near the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. It is expected to be brought this week. The centre is run by the Assam Forest Department in collaboration with NGOs International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI). According to Abhijit Bhawal, IFAW-WTI veterinarian at the centre, Vivek has been there since December 27, 2007, when as a six-month-old cub, it was rescued by the forest department from Hathikhuli tea estate on the fringes of Kaziranga

and admitted to the centre. Noting that it was the first time a tiger was being transferred from the rescue centre, he said the big cat would be moved in a truck with two doctors and two animal keepers to ensure that it reached its destination safe and sound. The journey to Bhopal is expected to take about three days. Spread over 445.21 hectares, the Van Vihar National Park was established in 1983. Although, having the status of a national park, it is developed and managed as a modern zoological park following the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority. The animals are kept in their near-natural habitat as far as possible. Most of the animals are either orphaned and were found in various parts of the state, or those exchanged with other zoos. All the tigers in Van Vihar are Royal Bengal Tigers. “As of now, we have nine Royal Bengal Tigers and we have got facilities to keep 20 such tigers. That is why the national zoo authorities have instructed Assam authorities to send this one here,” said Khare. (Courtesy: IANS)

The Catcher catching a Few Zzzs

Understanding the Act of Fasting Fasting is an integral part of every religion, the act fitting in within various traditions and rituals. But the act of fasting is not solely restricted to that of religious duties. Herald delves into the many reasons behind fasting... BY JANICE RODRIGUES HERALD FEATURES he Christian community just celebrated Easter, thus ending the 40 days of abstinence. Likewise, every religion, be it Hinduism, Islam, or even Jainism, has a deep rooted tradition of fasting. Some fast for a season while others do so for a reason. “Muslims fast before Ramzan and on certain other days of the year. It is a religious tradition that has to be abided to. Our fast begins at 5:15 in the morning, and ends at about eight in the night depending on the time instructed in the holy books,” says Nadia Isani from Vasco. There are members belonging to other communities who observe a fast for a specific reason, maybe as a ‘mannat’ (vow). “Sometimes people pray for something dearly and as part of the vow, they fast for its fulfilment,” says Sneha Madkaikar from Margao. Fasting has also been seen as a form of non-violent protest, to coerce the government or any other official body to concede to the demands of the people. Anna Hazare in favour of the Lokpal Bill or even the workers of the Malaria Cell in Panjim are perfect examples of such non-violent protests. Fasting for Salvation Santhara

T

Photo by Siddesh Mayenkar

Fruit fast a healthy way to life

Fishermen spend back-breaking hours at sea and every hardworking individual deserves a good rest.

There is yet another section of people who take their fasting to the very limit. The Jain community follows such a tradition in the form of ‘Santhara’, which is a form of fasting till death and is done in order to achieve ‘Mokhsha’ or salvation. “It is done when a person decides that he has

Fast for a cause hunger strikes Photo source: in.reuters Parivartan SharmaFiles

lived his life and is ready to leave his worldly home to attain salvation,” says Kirti Jain from Vasco. Whatever the reason, fasting is a done with spiritual intentions for most of the people. But even in the medical spheres, especially in that of ayurveda, fasting is a method of cleansing the body. “In ayurveda, we prescribe fasting to cleanse the body and give the digestive system a little rest,” says ayurvedic consultant, Dr Sunita Sawant. She further explains that just like we as humans take rest on a day, our organs too need rest to rejuvenate the system. “By fasting we mean either eating nothing at all or just the minimum as fruits, and not like some people who will give up only one type of food and eat the rest, sometimes more than what they normally do,” she explains, pointing out that this kind of fasting has to be done in a rhythmic style, on one particular day of the week. Nevertheless, there are differences in thought of doctors belonging to the different streams of medicine. Some doctors following the conventional medical practice don’t believe in fasting, they rather advocate maintaining a balanced diet. “In homeopathy we don’t normally prescribe fasting but only if the patient is suffering from gastric problems and in the case of overeating of certain foods we advise them to reduce their eating,” says Dr Joslyn Noronha. Fasting, like everything else, should be practised in moderation. Extreme fasting can result in negative effects. Weight loss, dizziness and weakness are some of the effects on the human body.


Lifestyle

Relationships

Sports

Business

Health

Art

Culture

Environment

Education

GOA’S

Information Technology

Entertainment

info ‘nf’un zone

Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011

WHAT’S UP IN GOA?? Free public sessions on rhythmic breathing, organised by the Rhythmic Breathing Club, Goa will be held in the month of May. Registration is open. E-mail veebee200303@yahoo.co.in. Call 9422443421. The Goa Liberation Golden Jubilee ‘Konkan Fruit Fest’, organised by the Botanical Society of Goa (BSG), the Directorate of Agriculture-Goa, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), ICAR-Goa, NABARD and Tiatr Academy of Goa will be held from April 29 to May 1 at the Promenade and the Art Park at Campal-Panjim. It will be inaugurated on April 29 at 10:30am. ‘Fusion Musical Concert’ organised by Pilerne Sports Club to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Goa’s Liberation will take place on May 1 at 8pm on the Pilerne Football Ground. Call 9822164185, 9922050612 or 9822144767. COCO’JU, the Coconut and Cashew Fest ‘11, organised by Ancestral Goa, Big Foot, Lotoulim will be held from April 30 to May 2 from 9am to 5:30pm at Ancestral Goa, Big Foot, Lotoulim. Call 2777034. Special Summer Cooling Camp, organised by Wildtrek will be held on April 28 at Coorg, Madikeri, Kushalnagar and Dubare Elephant Island. Registration closes on April 20. Call 9822123458 or 8796418565. A workshop in broken tile murals, facilitated by Aadhi Vishal, organised by Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts will be held from May 2 to 7 from 2pm to 7pm at Sunaparanta, Altinho-Panjim. E-mail info@sgcfa.org. Call 2421311. ‘The European Influence in Goa and the German contribution to the IndoPortuguese Trade in the 16th – 18th Centuries’, a presentation by Luis de Assis Correia will be held on April 29 at 5:30pm at Fundação Ori-

Fashion

Travel

Tourism

Parenting

Pg2

email us at: goasheartbeat@herald-goa.com

HOROSCOPE ente, Fontainhas-Panjim. Call 2230728 or 2436108. ‘The Mango Tree Art Camp’, organised by Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts will be held from May 2 to 7 from 10am to 4pm at Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho-Panjim. Call 2421311. Free Summer Special animation classes, organised by Arena Animations will be held during the course of May at MGM Animations Academy, Panjim. It will cover creative art and sketching and computer fundamentals. Registration is open. Email mgmanimations@gmail.com. Call 2225153, 9823013484, 9823611824, 9423885224 or 7709425857. ‘Food and Health Security through Home-grown organic fruits and vegetables’ will be the topic of discussion at the Friday Balcao. It will be held on April 29 from 4pm to 6pm at the Promenade and the Art Park at CampalPanjim. E-mail to goadesc@gmail.com. ‘Prevention of Corruption and Lok Ayukta’, a workshop organised by Asha Family Responsibilities and Rights Association will be held on April 30 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Grace Church Complex Hall, Margao. It will be conducted in Konkani and English. Registration is free. Email trustasha@yahoo.co.in. Call 2256445 or 9822166876. A workshop in cold ceramics facilitated by Ramdas Gadekar, organised by Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho-Panjim is underway till April 30 from 2pm to 6 pm at Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho-Panjim. Call 2421311. ‘Isha Engineering Peak of Well Being’, a 7-day, 3-hours programme on yoga and wellness, conducted by Isha Yoga Center Goa will be held from April 27 to May 3 simultaneously at Lingayat Hall Margao and Salgaokar College of Law Mir a m a r, P a n j i m . C a l l

Be kind to all. Don't let doubts about karma stop you 21 Mar - 19 Apr f r o m b e i n g mindful of it. Try not to tackle any new business today -- things are going fine (better than you know), but you are stretched more thinly than you realize. Step up and take care of whatever you've got going on right now.

Taurus You and your sweetie don't need common goals; you need 20 Apr - 20 May to be ready to compromise. You've got some problems today, but they're not insurmountable -- in fact, you should find that at least one of your people is able to give you a hand (or a clue) that makes it all better.

It's time to stop Gemini dreaming about change in your life -- and start making it hap21 May - 20 Jun pen! You aren't entirely sure what's going on with your mate or your best friend, but you should be able to clear things up if you can let them know that you're confused. Don't let misunderstandings come between you!

Indulge in a bit of daydreaming today -- it's time to do something for yourself. Your 22 Jun - 23 Jul mind is somewhat off-target today, but it's coming up with all sorts of great ideas to store away for later use. You might not get everything crossed of your list, but you should feel good about it all.

Don't fly off the handle if you hear (or think you hear) something that angers you. 24 Jul - 23 Aug Do your homework today -- but make sure that you're also paying attention to what your gut instincts are telling you. There's a lot going on in both halves of your brain, and they can agree on one course of action.

Relationship issues come to the forefront today -- you 23 Aug - 22 Sep may have to get some space. You should find that your energy is better spent on your people than on your own personal projects today. See if you can spend quality time with your sweetie or your family at some point.

Don't get upset if things aren't progressing the way you'd like 23 Sept - 22 Oct them to. Be patient. Can you keep all these balls in the air at once? It might not be as tough as it seemed yesterday, but you can release a few of them if it all starts to get to be too much for you. Make it easy on yourself!

Scorpio It's a good day to solve a mystery! You'll connect the dots 23 Oct - 22 Nov faster than anyone else. Your creative energy is working overtime now, so see if you can get some good ideas powered up or some new way of making life more interesting. Life is sweet when you get going like this!

Sagittarius It will be hard to

Capricorn As shallow as it may sound, sometimes looking good 22 Dec - 20 Jan can help you start feeling good. Surprise the competition with something bigger than they could have dreamed -you've got the creative advantage that can blow them away, whether it's at work or in your love life. Things get better!

Aquarius If you are curious about avant-garde ideas, you'll get 21 Jan - 19 Feb a c h a n c e t o learn more today. Even the hardest facts and figure could lead you astray today, so you should just act as prudently as you can and wait for the other shoe to drop. You'll be glad you avoided that big risk!

Make a date with yourself as soon as you possibly can -20 Feb - 20 Mar do something just for you. You're still brimming over with good energy -- splurge on yourself a little! You deserve something sweet after doing so much for so many people, and now is the time to improve your own situation.

Aries

Libra

get revved up - make the most of your energy 23 Nov - 20 Dec when you have it. Things aren't moving as quickly as you would like, but this is just a phase -- and an important one at that! You need to match pace with whomever seems to be slowing things down the most.

Cancer

Leo

Virgo

Pisces

DID YOU KNOW? What are bowling balls made of?

anneal Pronunciation uh-NEEL Function Verb Meaning 1: to heat (glass, earthenware, metals) to remove internal stress 2: to fuse colours onto (a vitreous or metallic surface) by heating Example Sentence Ray’s workshop was the best place to anneal metal and ceramic objects.

LAFFS

The earliest bowling balls were made of stone. Later, the balls were made of hard wood, such as oak. In the early 1900s, hard rubber bowling balls were introduced, solving some of the chipping, cracking and warping problems that were prevalent in the wooden spheres. Today’s balls are made up of a solid, non-metallic core and a coverstock, or shell. The coverstock is usually composed of a plastic material – either polyester, polyurethane or resin urethane. The weight and balance of the ball and the positioning of the finger holes can greatly affect the bowler’s performance; the first year that reactive resin was used in the bowling balls, the number of perfect games played increased by nearly twenty percent. In 2003, when the Professional Bowlers Association named its top fifty players, Earl Anthony, born April 27, 1938, rolled in at number one. The left-handed bowler was a six-time PBA player of the year.

WIZARD OF ID

Funny Quote

“A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.” – Anonymous DAILY GROOK WIN SIN by Francis Rodrigues snakes who bite us since adam’s fall, lose as they just cannot venom all!

GARFIELD

MIND BENDERS

SUN MOON TIDES

Tongue Twister Wednesday 35° C | 26° C Dawn 05:52

Partly Cloudy

Sunrise 06:14

Sunset Dark 18:52 19:14

Moon rise 02:14 Moon set High —

Low 01:06

What has four legs but never stands?

TIDES High Low High 07:02 12:32 19:18

18:00 Kismat 21:00 Qayamat The Twilight Saga My Best Friend's Wedding National Treasure Starship Troopers 2 Missionary Man The World Is Not Enough Terminator 3

10:15 What's the Worst That Could Happen? 12:15 The Final Destination 14:00 Shorts 16:00 Pacific Heights 18:15 Capitalism 21:00 Constantine 23:30 Batman

08:30 11:30 15:00 19:00 22:30

Badaltey Rishtey Sau Din Saas Ke Pataal Bhairavi Guru Déjà Vu

10:05 12:40 15:00 16:55

Jerry Maguire S.W.A.T. It's A Boy Girl Thing Beverly Hills Ninja

10:00 Suryavanshi 14:20 Jab We Met

Last ‘Riddle Me This’ Answer: Jam (in both its senses, as an eatable and traffic congestion

18:55 Jesse Stone 21:00 Death Defying Acts 23:15 American Pie

11:00 15:00 16:00 19:30 20:00 23:30

International Khiladi IPL 4 Extraaa Innings Indian Premier League 4 IPL 4 Extraaa Innings Indian Premier League 4 IPL 4 Extraaa Innings

08:00 12:00 16:00 20:00

Purana Mandir Avtaar Nagin Vivah

12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30

Lapataganj Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Mrs. Tendulkar Papad Pol Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo Lapataganj FIR Ring Wrong Ring Mrs. Tendulkar Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Gutar Gu Ring Wrong Ring Papad Pol Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo Mrs. Tendulkar Lapataganj FIR

11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:22

Yeh Ishq Haaye!! Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Dhoond Legi Manzil Humein Yeh Ishq Haaye!! Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani

IDIOT BOX 10:15 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:15 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:45 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30

Saath Nibhana Saathiya Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya Maayke Se Bandhi Dor Gulaal Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Tere Mere Sapne Hamari Devrani Sapno Se Bhare Naina Chaand Chupa Badal Mein Navya Maayke Se Bandhi Dor Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Sasural Genda Phool Saath Nibhana Saathiya Behenein Navya Saath Nibhana Saathiya Sasural Genda Phool Maayke Se Bandhi Dor Gulaal Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Navya Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigy

12:00 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 17:00 20:00 20:30 21:00 22:00 22:30

11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30

Surya: The Super Cop Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyaar Krishnaben Khakhrawala Saas Bina Sasural C.I.D C.I.D Classics Krishnaben Khakhrawala Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyaar Surya: The Super Cop Saas Bina Sasural Kismat

Pavitra Rishta Chhoti Si Zindagi Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli Choti Bahu Pavitra Rishta

SUDOKU 844

Riddle Me This

14:17

D Tide timings are for Mormugao Harbour. For Panjim/Calangute add 20 mins. For Colva add 30 mins

09:40 12:15 14:20 16:55 18:55 21:00 23:40

Around the rough and rugged rock the ragged rascal randomly ran

14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30

Sanskaar Laxmi Chhoti Si Zindagi Ram Milaayi Jodi Sanjog Se Bani Sangini Shabaash India Pavitra Rishta Bhagonwali Apno ke liye Geeta ka Chhoti Si Zindagi Choti Bahu Jhansi Ki Rani Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli Pavitra Rishta Ram Milaayi Jodi Sanjog Se Bani Sangini Sanskaar Laxmi

11:30 Mrs. Tendulkar

13:44 14:06 14:28 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30

Dhoond Legi Manzil Humein Geet Rang Badalti Odhni Dhoond Legi Manzil Humein Rang Badalti Odhni Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Yeh Ishq Haaye!! Dhoond Legi Manzil Humein Geet Yeh Ishq Haaye!! Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Rang Badalti Odhni Geet Yeh Ishq Haaye!! Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani Dhoond Legi Manzil Humein Geet Rang Badalti Odhni Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani

12:20 Top Chef 13:15 Leverage

14:10 15:05 16:00 16:55 17:50 18:50 19:55 21:00 21:55

Criss Angel Mindfreak Fear Factor The Amazing Race Sports Crash Criss Angel Mindfreak Fear Factor Most Daring Leverage Guinness World Records New Zealand 22:50 Most Daring

12:00 13:00 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 20:30 21:00 22:00

Dexter The Bold and The Beautiful Friends Las Vegas Detroit 187 Community Family Guy Dexter Las Vegas Koffee With Karan How I Met Your Mother The Simpsons Las Vegas Dexter

12:00 16:00 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30

Chhota Bheem Marathon Pokemon DP M.A.D Chhota Bheem Anpanman Breadman The Pink Panther Show Just for Laugh Gags Takeshi's Castle Just for Laugh Gags Bam Bam Bam Gir Pade Hum FAQ Pogo All Stars

10:00 Barclays Premier League 12:00 V8 Supercars Ch’ship Series 2011 14:00 International Motosport News 2011 15:00 Barclays Premier League 17:00 Fleet Racing Tour 2011 18:00 TNA Badshah 20:00 British Touring Car

21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30

Championship 2011 H/ls Score Tonight Nike Football Locker Room Ace 2011 TNA Badshah

12:00 Barclays Premier League 14:00 Philippine Open 10-Ball Pool Championship 2011 17:00 Tour of the Basque Country 18:00 KIA X Games Asia 2010 19:00 Goals! 19:30 Global Football 20:00 Sportscenter India 20:30 Sportscenter Asia 21:00 Bpl Express 22:00 Sportscenter India 22:30 Sportscenter Asia 23:00 Hitz 12:30 La Liga 2010/11 14:30 FIFA: Futbol Mundial 15:00 Pakistan tour of West Indies 2011 H/ls 17:00 WWE: Bottom Line 18:00 Real NBA 18:30 UEFA Champions League 2010/11 20:30 Serie A Show 08:00 21:00English Mobil 1News The Grid 09:00 Jazz Gospel Concert 09:30 Classical Music 21:30 La Liga 2010/11 H/ls 10:00 English News 11:00 Clown Fiesta 22:30Namah WWE: Bottom Line 11:30 12:00 Flavors 12:30 Grape Escapade 13:00 English News Star Cricket 14:00 Konkani Movie 15:00 Tiny Tots 15:30 ofCricket Living World Cup 09:00Art ICC 2011 English News 16:00 17:00 Noman Tuka Goa 17:30 14:00Kids ICC Club Cricket World Cup 18:00 2011 English News 19:00 Holy Hymn Singing 19:30 19:00Namah India's Best with Sunil 20:00 English News Gavaskar 21:00 Wiz Biz Quiz 22:00 News Programme 19:30English India Glorious 23:00 Swaranand Sangeet 21:00Samelan ICC Cricket World Cup 23:30 2011 Clown H/ls Fiesta Note: Subject to Change

Instructions for Sudoku 9 x 9 letter: To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every number from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes

SUDOKU SOL 843

HERALD CROSSWORD - 844 Across 1- Attempts; 6- Bound; 10- French friends; 14- Artificial waterway; 15Rice-shaped pasta; 16- Tabula ___; 17- Concert venue; 18- Culture medium; 19- Between white and black; 20- Daisy; 21- Combination rock'n'roll and folk music; 23Advanced degree?; 25- Needle hole; 26- Injectable diazepam, in military lingo; 29- ___ boy!; 32Hue; 37- Genetic material; 38Blunted blade; 39- Self-defense method; 40- Failure to understand; 43- County in SE England; 44Canvas shelter used on camping trips; 45- After taxes; 46- Fold; 47Cunning; 48- Cong. meeting; 49This ___ stickup!; 51- "___ Ventura" was played by Jim Carrey; 53- Aztec temple; 58- Killer whales; 62- Slammin' Sammy; 63- Ollie's partner; 64- Refine metal; 65Riga resident; 66- Cuts down; 67- Now; 68- Probability; 69- Florence's river; 70- Licorice-like flavoring; Down 1- Heroin, slangily; 2- Edible corm; 3- Again; 4Tropical fruit; 5- Bias; 6- Idle away time; 7- As a result; 8- Rhododendron kin; 9- Daffy's pal; 10Jason's craft; 11- Painter Chagall; 12- Author Dinesen; 13- Express; 22- Retract; 24- Having big hips; 26- Brittle; 27- Invalidate; 28- Mother-of-pearl; 30Thrice, in prescriptions; 31- Handle; 33- Hosp. areas; 34- Singer Cleo; 35- Siouan speakers; 36Leases; 38- Ipecac, e.g.; 39- Nairobi's nation; 41Man-mouse connector; 42- Jinx; 47- Hesitate; 48Lecture; 50- "Peter and the Wolf" bird; 52- ___ Rica; 53- Nailed obliquely; 54- Cornerstone abbr.; 55- Cereal grain; 56- Mown grass; 57- Not ___

many words; 59- Basic monetary unit of Ghana; 60- Exclamation to express sorrow; 61- Eye sore; 62- ___-mo;

SOLUTION - 843


Lifestyle

Relationships

Sports

Business

Health

Art

Culture

Environment

Education

GOA’S

h

Information Technology

Entertainment

e n in p p a h ’ n ot ‘

g

Fashion

Travel

email us at: goasheartbeat@herald-goa.com

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Patrick Dourado is this Month’s Personality at TAG’s Meet the Artiste

T

HERALD FEATURES he Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) will be organising its monthly programme Kolakorak Bhett – Meet the Artiste on April 28, 2011 at 4:45pm at the Conference Hall of TAG, Campal Trade Centre, Panjim. The artiste of this month is the well known personality in the field of khell, khell-tiatr and tiatr – Patrick Dourado. Patrociano Dourado popularly known as Patrick Dourado on the tiatr stage was born on June 23, 1939 at Paroda. Patrick showed signs of singing and acting right from his childhood and with the support of his parents he learnt to display his talents on the cultural field of Goa. His first tiatr which he wrote and directed was Nagovnnechi Girestkai. The said tiatr was first staged on October12, 1957 at Peddar, Benaulim. Patrick’s maiden venture was well appreciated by the audience. This success gave him a boost to write more tiatrs. Accordingly, he wrote another 6 tiatrs, namely, Vodilanchem Utor, Zolmachem Ghor, Caitan Amcho Xezari, Lembddo Bhatkar, Aplam ani Chaplam. Till date he has written over 100 khell-tiatrs including Ghatki Bhoinn, Ostori and Mira. Patrick never hesitated to do experimentation on the tiatr stage. He scripted and directed two ladies’ shows, namely, Doyall Kallzacho and Oxem Ghoddtta both of which had only female artistes.

Tourism

Parenting

Pg3

SORRY... WE’VE ERRED

Rhythmic Breathing Classes for Total Health

In the report titled Konkani Cinema Day celebrated which appeared on Page 3 of the Goa’s Heartbeat insert on April 26, 2011, the caption ‘Clarissa Fernandes rendering a song from Buyarantlo Munis’ and ‘Maria Cardozo singing Claudia from Nirmonn’ were erroneously interchanged. The error is deeply regretted.

HERALD FEATURES dvancement in technology is exposing our young ones to cellular distortions on a large scale, yet no measures are being taken to correct these damages to the human race. Instead of going away from nature, turning back to nature appears to be the simple and effective remedy to correct these deformations. Rhythmic Breathing science is a natural way of breathing, something many were forced to give up due to the stress of growing up. Rhythmic Breathing science can detoxify in shortest possible time and simplest possible manner. Ancient Indians knew the most advanced exercises for total health. These exercises are so advanced that they require only ten minutes every day. The Rhythmic Breathing Club, Goa will share these priceless exercises, secrets of Rishi Patanjali, free with the people. These short, simple yet powerful Rhythmic Breathing exercises, will be revealed free of charge through May 2011. The first session will be on May 1, 2011 from 11am to 1pm at the Rotary Community Centre, Vasco. The second session will also be on May 1 from 6-8pm at Vidyadhiraj Hall, Panjim and the third session will be on May 6 from 6pm to 6:45pm at the Basement, Radhakrishna Temple, Near Mahalakshmi Temple, Panjim. As limited seats are available, registration is advised.

A

His contribution is acknowledged by numerous cultural and literary associations including the Government of Goa. He was felicitated by Kala Academy Goa in 2000, Kuwait Goans honoured him in 2004, he was felicitated by Dalgado Konknni Akademi in 2008 and he was awarded the State Cultural Award by Goa Government in 2008.

Earth Day at the Public Astronomical Observatory

Photos by Herald Features

HERALD FEATURES ky gazers looked earthwards in search of solutions to the problems faced by our blue planet on the occasion of Earth Day that was celebrated at the Public Astronomical Observatory in Panjim. The event was organised by Association of Friends of Astronomy, which manages the observatory and featured a drawing competition for students and a spot quiz conducted by Pankaj Kudtarkar from Radio Mirchi. On the occasion, young scientist Suhas Shetye from the National Centre for Antarctica and Ocean Research, Vasco briefed the audience comprising mostly youngsters about the phenomenon of Global Warming and the precautions we have to take for minimal effect. Herpetologist Nirmal Kulkarni spoke about snake protocol and the importance of snakes to biodiversity as well as the measures that one needs to take in case of a bite by a venomous snake.

S

Suhas Shetye

Rahul Gandhi shares his Views at KK Birla Goa Campus Rahul Gandhi and Kumar Mangalam Birla at the renaming of the KK Birla Goa Campus HERALD FEATURES peaking at the official renaming ceremony of BITS-Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, Rahul Gandhi struck a chord with the student gathering in the institute’s auditorium. Speaking about the importance of developing ideas and the need to get it across to the maximum number of people promptly, he stressed on the urgency of moving away from a geographicalbased development model to one which placed more emphasis on the individual rather than on his domicile. Interacting with the crowd in the subsequent session, Gandhi answered a variety of questions, with the students seeking to know his stance on many issues of national importance. Speaking on the recent Jan Lokpal Bill issue, he maintained that Anna Hazare was quite within his rights to agitate for the bill the way he did, but he also cautioned that the bill must pass through a democratic process before becoming a law. On the issue of reservations in the country’s premier institutes, he said that the need of the hour was not to debate on the issue Rahul Gandhi at the renaming of reservation, but to instead increase the number of such in- ceremony of the KK Birla Goa stitutes in the country, to cater to the need of more such meriCampus torious students. Earlier, he had officially inaugurated the mosaic mural of Dr Krishna Kumar Birla, the First Chancellor of BITS Pilani University. Also present were B K Birla, Sarala Birla, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chancellor of BITS, Pilani University, Shobana Bhartia, Pro Chancellor, and other members of the Birla family, Dr B N Jain, Vice-Chancellor and the directors of all BITS campuses.

S

Ambassador of Portugal to New Delhi visits Goa HERALD FEATURES he Ambassador of Portugal to New D e l h i , D r J o rg e Roza de Oliveira, was in Goa on his first official visit. The Ambassador visited Instituto Camões on Thursday, April 21, 2011 where he met with the Director and staff and interacted with students of the Department of Portuguese of the Goa University. Dr Roza de Oliveira, in his informal discourse with the students of Portuguese, spoke about the increasing importance of the language not only worldwide, but also in India itself, as can be seen not only in the Universities of Goa and Delhi, but also the Universities of Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad.

T


Lifestyle

Relationships

Sports

Business

Health

Art

Culture

Environment

Education

Information Technology

t r en ’ n ‘ m a l g

GOA’S

Entertainment

ds

Fashion

Travel

email us at: goasheartbeat@herald-goa.com

Wednesday 27 Apr 2011

Beyonce, Jay-Z to perform at Royal Wedding Reception?

K

ate Middleton and Prince William have reportedly asked singer Beyonce Knowles and her hubby Jay-Z to perform Crazy In Love at their wedding reception. “Both William and Kate are massive fans of Beyonce and Jay-Z. They really wanted to make their big day even more special and what better way than by getting pop royalty to perform at the party?” said a source close to the Royals. The Palace refused to confirm or deny whether the US hit-makers have accepted the invitation but rumours are rife that the singer and her husband would be calling into Buckingham Palace to shake their thang for Queen Lizzy. The snitch added, “Will and Kate will have an official reception for hundreds of dignitaries before throwing a less formal bash for loved-ones. They both wanted to ditch traditions and make it more personal for them. JayZ and Beyonce are both in Europe at the moment while she promotes her new single Girls Who Run The World. So it’s highly likely they have taken up the Royals’ offer. After all, who would turn down a oncein-a- lifetime gig like that?

S

alman Khan has shown his philanthropic side on many occasions and at the music launch of his upcoming film Ready, the actor did the same once again by felicitating workers living in the Film City. Salman invited Film City workers on the music launch and honoured them with clothes. “When I was shooting for my film Bodyguard I realised that there are so many people who work day in and day out and when we organise events we call the people who don’t even appreciate anything. So I thought that we should call those people who work here,” Salman told reporters. “I thought why not felicitate the people of film city because these are the people who are the masses also and have also been a part of the film. We have shared such a long relationship with them and no one invites them for any events,” he added. The workers were very excited to be getting gifts from Salman Khan and being honoured by the entire cast and crew of the film including Asin, Zarine Khan and director Anees Bazmee among others. Not just this, Salman even opened chocolates and fed children of the workers, making a completely endearing sight. Ready is slated to hit the big screen June 3.

Priyanka did not suggest Parineeti’s name for Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl: Director

D

irector Maneesh Shrama says that Priyanka Chopra didn’t suggest her cousin Parineeti’s name for Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl. “Parineeti is a story in itself. It’s not that Priyanka suggested her name. She was working with the marketing department of Yash Raj films. When I got my script for Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl, for one part I thought she’ll be very good. So I asked her if she would be interested,” clarifies Sharma. “She said yes, but I told her that she would have to audition for it, which she did keenly and excitedly and she was pretty good. So that’s how she came on board. She is a remarkable talent,” he added. Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl is a romantic comedy, where a smooth and charming conman, Ricky Bahl, cons girls for a living but finally meets his match. Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film stars Anushka Sharma, Dipannita Sharma, Aditi Sharma and Ranveer Singh.

Tourism

Parenting

Pg4

Salman Khan felicitates Workers of Film City

e p p i l l i h P n a Ry g n i t c A t i u q plans to

A

ctor Ryan Phillippe has announced plans to end his acting career after working for twenty years.

“I’m going to move. I’m going to spend a third of my year in New York... I think I’m going to end my acting career. I’m so introverted. I’m ready to be behind the scenes. I’m 36, but I’ve been doing this for 20 years,” he said. The 36-year-old star began acting as a teenager and found fame in 1992 playing a gay youth in American daytime drama One Life to Live. He is also known for his roles in Cruel Intentions, Gosford Park and Oscarwinning drama Crash.

Male Drivers more likely to give Way to Others than Women

A

new study has found that men are more polite than women when it comes to sharing the road. However the research into driving behaviour also revealed that about 60 per cent of Brisbane drivers, both male and female, show selfish behaviour when it comes to sharing the road by not stopping at intersections to let another motorist in, while 40 per cent did. The survey of 1,000 motorists at three Brisbane intersections, carried by University of Queensland PhD student Redzo Mujcic and Professor of Economics Paul Frijters, found age, gender and type of car could affect the attitude of drivers on the road. Men were found to be the more caring of the genders – at least on the roads – where 42 per cent of men were more likely to stop for others, but only 37 per cent of women would stop. Both women and men were twice as likely to stop for someone of the opposite gender. Mujcic said he was most surprised to discover that men would stop more often than women. “We found males stop more often for females, but also that females stop less often for females than males stop for males,” he added.

Lens-less Microscope produces Sharp 3-D Images

A

lens-less microscope small enough to sit on the palm of your hand has enough punch to create 3D images of miniscule samples. The technique demonstrates a lens-free optical tomographic imaging on a chip for the first time, capable of producing high-resolution 3-D images of large volumes of microscopic objects. “This research clearly shows the potential of lens-free computational microscopy,” said Aydogan Ozcan, senior study author and associate professor of electrical engineering at University of California-Los Angeles School of Engineering and Applied Science. “Wonderful progress has been made in recent years to miniaturise life-sciences tools with microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technologies, but until now optical microscopy has not kept pace with the miniaturisation trend,” the journal proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports. An optical imaging system small enough to fit onto an opto-electronic chip provides a variety of benefits. Because of the automation involved in on-chip systems, scientific work could be sped up significantly, which might have a great impact in the fields of cell and developmental biology. Besides, the small size not only has great potential for miniaturising systems but also leads to cost savings on equipment. The optical microscope, invented more than 400 years ago, has tended to grow larger and more complex as it has been modified to view eversmaller objects with better resolution. The system takes advantage of the fact that organic structures, such as cells, are partially transparent. So by shining a light on a sample of cells, the shadows created reveal not only the cells’ outlines but details about their sub-cellular structures as well. Editor –in-chief: R F Fernandes. Editor: Ashwin Tombat. Chief Editor-Features: Christina Viegas.

Botox may damage a Person’s Emotional Perception

N

ot able to perceive other’s emotions? Well, blame it on Botox, say the scientists. One of the most sought after anti-aging treatment is under scanner for reducing a person’s capability to understand emotions. Humans read emotions by automatically mimicking the facial expressions on other people’s faces. When these facial expressions are subdued due to treatments like Botox, a person’s capability to perceive emotions of others goes down. Botox reduces the muscle feedback (paralyses) from the face hence avoiding wrinkles to be formed on the face. Scientists conducted experiments over a group of people by dividing them in to two sub groups. Persons in the first sub groups underwent Botox treatment while the other sub group had a gel applied to them which enhances muscular feedback. The Botox treated people were very less receptive to emotions compared to the other group which had a marked improvement in perceiving emotions. The experiment concluded on how much humans depend on muscle feedback to even perceive emotions and how can treatments like Botox hamper such capability. The study was submitted to Social Psychology and Personality Science (SPSS) by David T Neal and Tanya L Chartrand of University of Southern California and Duke university USA respectively. Regd Office: St Tome Road, Panjim, Goa. Tel: 6658512, 6658500, 2224202, 2228083. Fax: 2222475. Email: goasheartbeat@herald-goa.com.


27 APRIL 2011 HERALD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD