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Mudarangadi: St Pius X Ward (Kenja Hithlu) organized various competition - 10/28/2011

Sunil Dsouza, Waves-Mudarangadi

St Pius x ward will celebrate their feast on 06th Nov'11. Kesaru Gadde Ota games were organised at Kenja Hithlu. This occassion was joined by parish priest, Vice president, Secretary, Irene mendonca, Sr. Lynet, Sr. Scolastica, Anitha Dsouza, All Ward Members and our Hindu Brothers & Sisters.
With the help of Victor Saldanha and our local boys & girls, Ward gurkar Sunil Dsouza arranged the games. Everyone were welcomed by Ward gurkar. Parish Priest inaugurated the games. Followed by speech from Joseph Dsouza & Secretary Janet Barboza.
Games such as Running race, Treasure hunt, Three legged race, Basket ball, Throw ball, Long jump, Weight lifting race, Taga four ( hagga jaggata), passing the ball between legs were organised.
Facilities such as sweets, mineral water, chairs, sounds, umbrellas for shades were also arranged.
Everyone had participated with great enthusiasm and enjoyed a lot. This was for the first time in Mudrangady history that such celebration was organised




























Food inflation soars to 6-month high as veggies turn pricey - 10/28/2011

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NEW DELHI: Food inflation quickened in mid-October as prices of vegetables soared, sustaining the pressure on overall inflation and the Reserve Bank of India.

Data released by the commerce and industry ministry on Thursday showed food inflation at 11.43% in the week to October 15, accelerating from the previous week's 10.60%. It stood at 14.20% in the same year-ago period.

Economists said Thursday's food inflation number was a concern. "The headline number is worrisome. Going forward, the base effect may have an impact on food inflation in November and December but if we start off on a high plane it might be difficult to bring it down to the comfort zone even with a strong base effect," said Samiran Chakraborty, economist at Standard Chartered Bank .


Auxiliary Bishop releases New Konkani religious album - 10/28/2011

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The same album was released at Jarimari, the home parish of the author on 23 Oct 2011 at 6.30 pm. The author and composer Mr. John Mascarenhas was honoured with the title KALARATNA AWARD during this occasion.

 

The Konkani Association KONKAN TARAM – JERIMERI, MUMBAI has been taking active part in all Social, Cultural and Liturgical activities of St. Jude parish since last 20 years.  The organizers of Konkani Choir group, under the leadership of John Mascarenhas and several others had formed the association in the year 1991, on 1st September.  Thereafter helping the poor, Sick and Needy, with other social activities, the association has been organizing several Konkani shows to promote Konkani language in the parish. As a continued activity, this year they have released TARAM GITAM (Darshan) a New Devotional CD for which John R. Mascarenhas has composed new hymns and Benjamin Miranda and film playback musicians arranged very harmonious music.  Famous singers like Dr. Prashanth Raj (Mangalore), Vinay Lewis (Gulf Voice award winner from Kalyanpur ) and other Mumbai Singers like John Mascarenhas, Anthony Tauro, Nephie Rod,, Franky DSouza, Sunita DSouza, Flora Dsouza, Melony Cordeiro, Ashley Coutinho, Joseph DSouza, Eliza DSouza, Mercin Miranda, Juliana Mascarenhas and  Konkan Taram Members contributed their melodious singing. Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay Rt.Rev.Bishop Percival J.E.Ferandes appreciated the Hymns and granted imprimatur to sing the Hymns anywhere for devotional purpose.

 

 

During the past Konkan Taram had honoured with their  ‘Kalaratna Award’  to several great personalities  like Dr. Charles Vaz SVD, Dr. Francis Barboza, Sunny A. D’Souza, Henry D’Souza, Lawrence Saldanha, Jerome D’Souza, Benjamin Miranda, Nephie Rod, William Machado, Melwyn Pais and others.  This year they honoured with their “Kalaratna Award’, with Man Patr, Traditional Shawl and a Gift  to John R. Mascarenhas for his 25 years of Konkani Service in Literature, Music and Art.

 

Sangeet Samrat HENRY D’Souza, Jarimari Parish Priest Fr. Nelson Saldanha CKAB Vice Chairman George D’Souza, Divo Editor Lawrence Coelho, Choir Master Charles D’Cunha, Musician Benjamin Miranda and Sister Anita were present on the dais.

 

Flora D’Souza - Secretary,  Walter D’Souza ( Advisor of Committee ),  George Furtado ( President ),  John Veigas ( Vice President ) honoured the guests.  President of association welcomed the guests, Franky D’Souza presented Man Patr., Lawrence D’Souza Kamani and Mrs. Suzan Coelho presented the memento.  Secretary gave vote of thanks and Miss Joylin D’Souza compered the programme.

 



Coastal Diwali in local flavour; Tuluvas light their homes to welcome King Bali - 10/27/2011

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MANGALORE/UDUPI : Though the festival of lights Diwali is celebrated all over the country for different reasons, in undivided Dakshina Kannada or Tulu Naadu it is to welcome King Balindra, who was driven to the nether world by Vamana, an avatar of Lord Vishnu.



Folklorist Chinnappa Gowda says, Diwali celebrations here have a unique local flavour and a cultural touch not seen elsewhere in the state or country.

Tuluvas regard Bali Chakravarthi as Tulu Rajyada odeya (King of Tuluvas) and on Diwali Tuluvas light their homes to welcome King Bali to Tulu Naadu again, Gowda notes.

He also says that Diwali regarded as Tulu Parba here is probably is the precursor for all festivities to commence after the June month. The celebrations end during the Hattanavadi or Pattanaje, which is the tenth day of Vrishabha Masa in June. Final celebration of the year will be performed during this period and on that day 'Yakshagana Mela' (folk play team) stops their wandering for playing mythological dramas until the beginning of next year, which is during Deepavali.

Another aspect is respect for live stock on the third day of the festivities here. Tulu folklorist Vaman Nandavar says Diwali is chiefly regarded as farmers' festival and live stock is given its share of respect during the festivities. Their cows are decorated, offered arathis and are fed with sweets, rice and fruits.

The precursor to this celebration here has been 'Goodu Deepa' competitions held at various part of the district a few days back, where colourful sky lanterns were at display, giving people an alternative to traditional stand alone diyas. Nandavar says, he is not sure whether 'goodu deepas' are unique to this region, but they certainly bring out local flavour and make the festival more vibrant.



Bus dives into field injuring 4 passengers - 10/27/2011

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Udupi : A private bus plying to Mangalore plunged into a paddy field by NH66 in Katpady on the evening of Oct 26, Wednesday.

Bus Accident

Local people said that the reckless driving by the driver in order to over take other vehicles led to the accident.

Meanwhile the bus has rammed into a truck causing huge damage.

Four passengers have been seriously injured. The Kaup police have registered a case.


Indian expatriates prepare for Diwali festivities - 10/27/2011

GNShoppers at a supermarket in Bur Dubai on the eve of Diwali
 
Shoppers at a supermarket in Bur Dubai on the eve of Diwali
 
Shoppers at a supermarket in Bur Dubai on the eve of Diwali
 
Bazaars in the city wear a festive look while colourful illuminations and floral decor adorn many houses across the emirate as the Hindu community here celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights, today.

Heavy rush can be witnessed at sweet shops, gift shops and outlets selling items used in prayers such as oil lamps and candles. The items used in prayers are being sold at many supermarkets like Lulu and are also available in the temple area of Bur Dubai.

"I bought gifts for my friends and relatives earlier this week, and will buy sweets tomorrow. It is the biggest festival for us and we visit friends during the day but stay at home at night as we perform the puja [prayer ritual] and have a special dinner which includes sweets," said Anuradha, a Bur Dubai resident.

"We spruce up the house. In fact, cleaning has been going on for two weeks to welcome the deity Lakshmi, [deity of wealth], on Diwali night. Back home we also burst crackers," she said.

"On Diwali, we welcome our friends and relatives to our house; anyone is welcome to drop in and be part of the celebrations," said K. Kumar, a resident, who is also the convenor of Indian Community Welfare Committee (ICWC).

Day of celebrations

The main day of the celebrations, which started on Monday with Dhanteras, is today  (Wednesday) when devotees will offer prayers to Lakshmi, and will culminate with Bhai Dooj, a day to honour the bond between brothers and sisters. People exchange gifts and give sweets to friends and relatives to celebrate the festival,

People could be seen carrying gift items in the markets of Bur Dubai and Deira.

"I am buying chocolates and dried fruits for friends and relatives. For our puja day, we will go for the traditional sweets," said Isha, who was carrying several shopping bags in Bur Dubai.

Shops selling gold and silver are also doing brisk business. Retailers said their sales reached a peak during the festive season.

Meena Bazaar was chock-a-block with people rushing to buy gold on Dhanteras on Monday evening and retailers said the enthusiasm continues throughout the festival. Many jewellers have come out with special offers ranging from lucky draws to cashback offers and gifts to attract more customers. "It is the best time of the year for us. Sales increase significantly and, particularly in areas with heavy Indian population like Bur Dubai, Deira and Karama, the demand for jewellery is quite high," said Cyriac Varghese, general manager, Sky Jewellery.

‘Auspicious time'

"It is an auspicious time to buy anything and I opted to buy some gold and also silver items yesterday. We also buy new clothes to wear on Diwali," said Rajesh Sharma, another resident.

For many residents, the celebrations will involve going out for cultural programmes across the emirate. Several cultural nights and events have also been lined up for this weekend.

Lighting up others' lives

For some, Diwali, the festival of lights, is about adding lights to the lives of others. Pali Chandra, a renowned Kathak performer, organised ‘Diwali ke Rang', a charity fundraiser workshop, the donations from which would go for visually challenged girls.

"Diwali is the perfect festival to bring colour and light into the lives of people whose world is dark. The money we have raised will help in the treatment of five visually-impaired girls in Rakum school in Bangalore," said Chandra.

Pravasi Bandhu Welfare Trust, a charitable organisation, will be giving food kits to blue-collared workers. "We will be giving food kits that would last one month to several people next week," said K. V. Shamsudheen, chairman of the trust.


Rajat Gupta arrested, charged with securities fraud - 10/27/2011

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NEW YORK: Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta was today arrested after he surrendered to the FBI, and charged with six counts of insider trading.

Prosecutors allege that Gupta shared classified information about Goldman, Procter & Gamble, and Berkshire investment with hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of the Galleon group.

A federal grand jury in Manhattan charged Gupta, one of the most prominent Indian Americans in the financial sector, with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and five counts of securities fraud, all related to Goldman tips in 2008.

"Rajat Gupta was entrusted by some of the premier institutions of American business to sit inside their boardrooms, among their executives and directors, and receive their confidential information so that he could give advice and counsel for the benefit of their shareholders," Preet Bharara, the Manhattan US attorney, said in a statement.

"As alleged, he broke that trust and instead became the illegal eyes and ears in the boardroom for his friend and business associate, Raj Rajaratnam, who reaped enormous profits from Mr Gupta's breach of duty," the statement said.

The charges carry a potential penalty of 105 years in prison.

Gupta, 62, a former director of Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble and head of McKinsey & Company, came under the scanner after prosecutors charged the Sri Lanka born Rajaratnam on insider trading charges.

Rajaratnam had been sentenced earlier this month to 11 years in prison.


Mudaragandi : St Francis Xavier's parish cemetery cleaning - 10/26/2011

Sunil Dsouza - Waves MudarangadiOur St Francis Xavier's parish cemetery was cleaned on 25th of October 2011. More than 60 parishioners participated and helped in cleaning the cemetery. Parish Priest, Vice president, Secretary, Ward Gurkar’s also joined in this good effort. At the end, the participants were offered soft drinks and thanked for all the efforts put in to maintain parish cemetery grounds.
 























Recently attacked institutions submitted memorandum to Police Commissioner - 10/26/2011

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Mangalore: St Theresa School, Bendoor and  Padua Pre-University College administration, parents and staff submitted a memorandum to police commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh urging to provide security from attacks in future on October 24, Monday.

St Theresa School

Reportedly the unidentified miscreants had attacked both the institutions in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Speaking to the media, Sr Rose Celine, secretary of Bethany Educational Society said  that they had requested the police commissioner arrest the culprits in order to maintain peace and harmony in the region.

Fr Michael Santhumayor, principal of Padua Pre-University College said, three unidentified miscreants who came in bike around 3 am have attacked the prayer hall.

It is noted that Padua College was also attacked thrice like St Theresas School.



MSD, India remain unbeaten, blank England 5-0 - 10/26/2011

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India whitewash England
 
KOLKATA: And then, suddenly, that air of inevitability!
England, raising hopes of pulling one back with a final fling, fell into the familiar pattern as Team India completed a clean sweep of the five-match Airtel ODI series with another emphatic win on Tuesday. Overcoming a mid-innings crisis, the Indians first scrambled to a formidable 271 for 7 in their quota of overs and then weathered a rollicking opening stand of 129 runs to win the fifth ODI by 95 runs.
After failing to record a single victory on their disastrous tour of England in the summer, the 5-0 scoreline would have brought Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men great satisfaction, especially in the light of the fact that several leading players had to skip the series through injuries.
The skipper led from the front on Tuesday, boosting a sagging run-rate with a flurry of sixes in the final overs after England skipper Alastair Cook had completed a clean sweep of the toss and put the hosts in.
After making a cautious start, Dhoni bludgeoned his way to an unbeaten 69-ball 75, his stature as the 'best finisher in ODIs' well reflected in the rare record of not being dismissed during the entire series.
England launched a rapid, credible reply with Craig Kieswetter and Cook taking the fight to the Indians with controlled aggression. While the new ball and the early overs of spin made no impression on the free-flowing English openers, it all changed after India's pace-bowling find Varun Aaron made the breakthrough by beating skipper Cook with an angular delivery. The spinners took over from there.
Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin spun a web around the batsmen as they shared the bowling Powerplay, which produced four wickets for just 10 runs. Manoj Tiwary, who had looked a trifle tight in an opening over that cost 13 runs, came back with more flight and belief. As wickets fell at regular intervals and the slow strangulation began, it was all a familiar tale.
Jadeja, who picked up four wickets, was adjudged Man of the Match while Dhoni was a very popular choice for the Man of the Series honour. But it all came after some anxious moments. The hosts, 80 for no loss with the new opening combination of Ajinkya Rahane and Gautam Gambhir cruising along, were rocked by three wickets that fell in the space of just nine deliveries and the addition of one run.
It all started with Gambhir dragging the ball onto his stumps as he tried to force Finn off the back foot to cover, his dismissal a replay of the one in Mumbai on Sunday. Five balls later, Finn sent back Virat Kohli in a classical 'set-piece', beating the in-form batsman with one that left him and following it up with a sharp in-cutter that kissed the off-stump as Kohli shouldered arms.
Rahane departed, driving Tim Bresnan far from his front-foot, Craig Kieswetter reacting quickly to pull off a sharp one-handed catch on his right and make amends for failing to grab a Gambhir edge off Stuart Meaker when the batsman was 25. The bowling Powerplay produced just 10 runs, 6 of them from a Graeme Swann over.

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