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Also in Canada…….
Inquiry says former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney acted inappropriately
By Allan Dowd | Mon May 31, 6:04 pm ET

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney had inappropriate business dealings with German-Canadian arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber that included secret cash payments, a inquiry reported on Monday.


Ontario's racialized gap persists: Study
Race, gender a barrier in the workforce

TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - Ontarians from racialized backgrounds are far more likely to live in poverty, face barriers to finding a job, and receive less pay for work, says a study of Census data by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).


Canada's population estimated at 33,930,800

Canada's population was estimated at 33,930,800 as of January 1, 2010, an increase of 57,500 or 0.17% from the level at October 1, 2009. Population growth remains fastest in Western Canada, with all provinces in the region recording percentage increases above the national level.


Toronto ranks 16th on world's most-livable cities
27 May 2010 05:44

Toronto is among four Canadian cities that made the top 25 in the world for quality of living.

Vancouver shared the fourth spot with Auckland, New Zealand. Ottawa ranked 14th, Toronto placed 16th and Montreal came in at No. 21.


10 persons of Indian Origin Among 25 Top immigrants of 2010
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Wednesday May 26 2010: A gold-medal sprinter, an award-winning reporter and the chief organizer of the 2010 Winter Olympics are among the winners of the second annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards presented by Canadian Immigrant Magazine and sponsored by RBC. This national people's choice program celebrates the achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants.


Hindu Sabha Mandir rift breaks out into full public view
Wednesday May 26 2010 | By SUNIL RAO

If sections of the Sikh community were at daggers - or kirpans - drawn just a few weeks ago, can their Hindu brethren be far behind?
Passions at Brampton's Hindu Sabha Mandir, the largest in the region and reputedly the oldest in Canada, spilled over once again last weekend, with security personnel patrolling the premises 24 hours a day. A very public rift within the incumbent management now has at least four factions vying for control of the temple. The dispute is, as ever, over control of the money the temple commands from a faithful congregation. Temple insiders say the lure of lucre plays only one part; the other is personal ego.


The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.


Overcoming depression
Wednesday May 26 2010

It was news, not so long ago, that the Harper Government has rolled out a program to fight depression (and not the Taliban!) in the civil services. It made me think: Why only the civil services, and not the public at large? Depression, Stress, Burnout. All these maladies are minor or major branches of mental illness. Among the public, the most common are Burnout, and Stress, particularly job-related. Most of America's Fortune 500 companies now have stress management programs. Even in India, big corporations are looking in this direction.


The Hanuman Syndrome –Why India is not taken seriously
June 02, 2010 20:21 IST

Rajeev Srinivasan on how India has managed to make itself much smaller and less important in the world's eyes than it really is.

Places and Things

Konkani Rosary Recitation in Toronto

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Come to pray the Rosary and sing the Ladainha
Sunday, 11th April 2010.
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
Toronto – Ontario
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Recitation of the Rosary will soon be available on the Konkani Rosary website.

The YouTube video clip runs for 9 minutes, and is the work of Michael Pinto of Winnipeg. He spent countless hours editing the video footage to fit the 10 minute limit. Loading the 2 gigabyte file on the server took two 10 hour sessions on his home computer.


Aga Khan plans Islamic art centre in Toronto
Charles Correa and Nondita Correa, architects of the Ismaili Centre Toronto
By CBC Arts | CBC Arts May 27, 2010

The Aga Khan is creating an Ismaili Centre, Muslim art museum and park on a 6.8-hectare site in Toronto.


  Goan Convention 2010 – New Jersey
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The 10th Biennial Goan Convention in the New York City area. will be celebrated in the New York Area July 3-5, 2010

Over the past 20 years, we’ve gone to the major cities in the United States and Canada from the origin in Pittsburgh to sunny California. The convention creates a platform to continue networking with other Goans around the globe. From building new friendships while strengthening old bonds to enriching and understanding our culture, we strive to pass the torch of our heritage to future generations.


Seniors’ Whirlwind Tour Of Chicago
By Armand Rodrigues

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Organized by GOA Toronto, a group of seniors from different walks of life, found themselves on a coach bound for Chicago. Whether most people knew each other or not, social interaction and trivial banter prevailed. And, sanctimonious obligations were balanced by videos of the irreverence of Russell Peters’ profane humour and Smirnoff’s clean cracks at the English language.


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Uganda: Nation Eyes Nuclear Power by 2018, to Cover Hydro Shortfalls
Michael Wakabi | 24 May 2010

Nairobi — Uganda could see its first nuclear power station as early as 2018, as the country drifts farther from donor influence in an effort to assert more control over strategic sectors of its economy. But development partners aside, early indications are that proponents of the nuclear option still have to bridge the wide gulf that separates them from the school of thought that placed priority on hydro generation.

News Clips from Goa

Drizzle trickles, monsoon to follow
From: | Tuesday 1st of June 2010

Pre-monsoon showers in the last 48 hours brought welcome relief from the sweltering heat, even as it is indicated rains will hit Goa with full force in another two to three days after Kerala witnessed the onset of monsoon on Monday.


Police looking for motive behind consuming Ratol

What exactly drove 27-year old Nadia Torrado to take the extreme step of consuming Ratol leading to her death in a Chennai hospital two days ago? Ask South Goa Superintendent of Police, Allan De Sa and he says the police are precisely investigating into this aspect after the woman has expired at the Chennai hospital on Saturday night. He said the police are hopeful of collecting vital clues within the next 2-3 days that may throw light on the mystery behind the death. “The police had registered a case against the woman for attempt to commit suicide. But, since she has died, the attempt to suicide case has been closed. We are now investigating into the possible reasons behind the woman committing suicide,” he said, after he along with a team of police officials, comprising of DySP Mahesh Gaonkar and PI Raju Raut Desai, PI Santosh Desai and PI Sidhant Shirodkar visited the house of the deceased woman at Loutolim this evening. [H]


Statehood has given us power to legislate: CM

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat today said that a full-fledged Statehood bewtowed on Goa 23 years ago has given the people a distinct identity and freedom to make laws for the betterment of the State and the people. Greeting the people on the 23rd anniversary of Goa Statehood, Kamat said though Union Territory had its own merits and demerits, a full-fledged Statehood has given us power to legislate for the good of the people at all levels. I has also marked a logical completion of the process of freedom -- political, social and economic ushered in by the Liberation of Goa on December 19, 1961. [H]


Navelim farmers to knock CM's doors once again

Agitated farmers under the banner of Navelchea Xetkariancho Ekvott has decided to once again knock the doors of the Cheif Minister Mr Digambar Kamat to remind of his promises that no construction work would commence in the fields at Navelim opposite the Margao Railway Station. At a meeting, farmers recalled that the Chief Minister in July 2009 had ordered a total stop to the rehabilitation work and had promised to direct the District Collector, South to convene a meeting to discuss the issue of reverting back their fields. [H]


GBA wants 'Flying Squads' round the clock

The Goa Bachao Abhiyan (GBA) at its core group meeting on May 27, took stock of the demands raised at the structured meeting with the Secretary (TCP) Rajiv Yaduvanshi that were settled and those still pending with the government and also reviewed the orders and circulars issued by the government to bring into effect some of its commitments to the people of Goa in order to protect the land from indiscriminate hill cutting, land filling and other forms of "development" opposed by the people. [GT]


CM for CCTVs to bring in discipline in govt offices

Stating that technology could be used to keep a control on indiscipline and bringing in efficiency, the Chief Minister Mr Digambar Kamat has called for installation of electronic gadgets like closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) to keep an eye on the work done by the government employees, and also to curb various other illegalities that take place in various government departments. Greeting people on the occasion of the Statehood Day while addressing a gathering at a function to release the first edition of Goa Vacancy and Tender Bulletin, Mr Kamat, who was impressed by the performance of the Goa Printing and Stationery Department’s performance over the last two and half years, also said that it should be the endeavour of all the government servants to work sincerely and dedicatedly to the satisfaction of the common man. [NT]


'Squealing pigs' taunt haunts Churchill at Navelim gram sabha

Yet again, Varca strongman Churchill Alemao found himself at the receiving end of criticism, albeit in absentia, as villagers from his own stronghold, Navelim, gave vent to their feelings at yesterday's Gram Sabha. The gram sabha was marked partly, but notably, by the public outburst against him for his alleged foul name calling and labeling Goans as 'squealing pigs'. Many of those present were visibly peeved over Churchill's remarks, exemplified by the overwhelming ovation received by some villagers when they raised the issue. [GT]


Goa Heritage Action Group - Announcing ‘Friends of Goa’

Hello and welcome to the new support group that we have just set up! It’s going to be known as Friends of Goa. As Goa Heritage Action Group our mandate allows us to work towards saving Goa’s heritage (natural, cultural and built) and although we would all love to set things right, we can only do things “one day at a time”. So please bear with us! Let us take up heritage protection that needs attention desperately at the moment. For instance, outside of Conservation Zones in Panaji and Madgaon there are absolutely no rules and regulations to protect the heritage buildings, properties, sites and monuments of Goa! We are fighting with the Government for framing heritage regulations at the moment that is our prime concern.


Annulment delays try Catholics’ patience
From: ( | Published Date: May 26, 2010 | By Eremita Bosco de Souza, Goa

Long delays in processing applications for marriage annulments are forcing some Catholics to opt for a live-in relationship or civil marriage, or even threaten to break away from the Church altogether, according to a Goan church leader.


Tar balls, oil layer threaten tourism on Goan beaches
TNN, May 30, 2010, 05.13am IST

MARGAO: The pre-monsoon appearance of tar balls (blobs of solidified tar) on Goan beaches has begun. But what has caused concern is the thick layer of oil clearly visible in the seawater at the Benaulim beach.


Honda Activa in Goa
2010-05-29 05:30:00

I love Goa, which I call a "State of Mind" rather than a mere state. And I love riding and driving on Goa’s roads. I have ridden everything, from Yamaha RX 100s to Enfield LB500s, on Goan roads and have driven an assortment of cars, ranging from Hyundai Elantras to San Storm convertibles. But if the 600 km drive to Goa from Mumbai or the distance from any other town proves a bit much to drive, then you can opt to get your set of wheels in the holiday heaven of India.

News Clips from India

Canada tenders unconditional apology over discrimination in visa issue

Bangalore, May 28: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday said Canada issued an unconditional apology over discrimination in visa issue.


US plans punitive strikes in Pak
Chidanand Rajghatta, TNN, | May 30, 2010, 01.51am IST

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has let it be known that it is considering unilateral retaliatory strikes against Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced back to that country.


Christian schools balk at Hinduism directive
Published Date: May 26, 2010 | By Priscilla Pinto, Mumbai

From: on behalf of Goanet News (

Church officials are hotly disputing a new directive that Christian schools should follow Hindu traditions and culture more closely.


India to launch special drive to attract foreign students

Panaji, May 27: India will make a special drive to attract foreign students, including NRIs, for enrolling them in the prestigious National Institute of Technology, now that the seats earmarked for them rose to 96 from this academic year, with the opening soon of a NIT in Goa.


Debt crisis in EU states will impact Indian exports
May 30th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS -

Brussels, May 29 (IANS) The current debt crisis in some European Union member states will have a negative impact on Indian exports and the Indian stock market, a top official said Saturday. At least 27 percent of India’s trade is with Europe and the crisis will impact India’s export to the region, Sunil Prasad, the Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC) secretary general, said here Saturday.