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Pope Clears Canonization Of Blessed Alphonsa

New Delhi, June 04, 2007, 10.30 Hrs (CBCI News): Pope Benedict XVI has authorized the promulgation of the decrees to announce two canonizations and 320 beatifications. Blessed Alphonsa from Kerala would be one of the two to be canonized soon. The Vatican made the announcement Friday, June 1 after the Pope received in audience Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes.

School vans: parents concerned over the safety of children

MANGALORE: The new academic year has begun and the parents are faced with the same old worries. Loads of homework, keeping the uniforms clean and ensuring that their children are in school on time braving the morning rush are some of the major concerns. But, more important than all these is the question of safety of their children who travel by private vans.

Wanted artistes for Konkani theatre

MANGALORE: Unemployed? Aged between 15 and to 25 years? Have the flair for theatre and interested in earning Rs. 3,000 a month? Then contact Kalakul, Mandd Sobhann Natak Academy at Shaktinagar. Well, this might sound like a job advertisement. While this is no doubt an invitation for those interested in theatre, it is also an attempt to set up the first full-time professional Konkani theatre group locally.

Rs. 63-lakh worth jewellery looted from store

MANGALORE: In a daring act, a group of around 10 persons who went to a reputed jewellery store at Bantwal as customers looted gold jewellery and cash together worth Rs. 64.97 lakh late on Saturday. The group, according to eyewitnesses, escaped in a car parked some 100 metres from scene of the incident.


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Konknni in Kannada script will be taught as an optional third language, in Karnataka

Bangalore, Feb 22: The state cabinet on Thursday morning took a decision approving teaching of Konkani as an optional language in schools, for students between VI to X standards. The syllabus will come into effect from the academic year 2007-08. According to the government’s decision, Konkani will be taught in Kannada script. And for those who wish to teach it Devanagari script will be allowed.

22 die as suicide bomber targets Pak Interior Minister

Last Updated: April 28, 2007 12:47:14, Peshawar (Pakistan): A suicide bomber blocked from approaching Pakistan’s Interior Minister detonated his explosives at a political gathering in northwestern town Saturday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 35, officials said. State television showed Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao walking to his car after the blast, with blood on his face and white tunic.

Australia win third World Cup amid confusion

29 April 2007, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Australia won a record third successive World Cup on Saturday amid scenes of unprecedented confusion as night fell on Kensington Oval.The Australians, who scored 281 for four from 38 overs, thought they had clinched the rain-reduced match when Sri Lanka needing 63 runs from three to win accepted the umpires’ offer to go off for bad light.