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Newsletter. Issue 2005-16. August. 06, 2005
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Goa News Clips
by Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha

Centre agrees to give more funds for IFFI
PANAJI, Aug 2: With the Planning Commission providing additional funds to Goa, the Chief Minister, Mr Pratapsing Rane, today said the government will consider holding the 36th International Film Festival of India in Goa, and added that he would take a decision on it after consulting party colleagues within three days.

Landmark in Konkani literature ignored
PANAJI: On July 31, another significant landmark in the history of Konkani went almost unnoticed. It was on 31 July 1905 - hundred years to the day - the first Konkani novel written by Eduardo Jose Bruno de Souza was released. De Souza's 174-page novel "Kristanv Ghorabo", which was well received, was based on a family living the Christian ideal in their day-to-day life. The novel, in Romi script with 25 chapters, started a new chapter in the life of the Konkani language.

Rains lashed the State with full fury once again
Rains lashed the State with full fury once again, wreaking havoc for over 75 families residing in the Mala locality of Panjim, whose houses were flooded. Over 75 families were affected when the rains lashing the State flooded the residences of 50 families residing near the Panjim Planning and Development Authority (PPDA), Hotel Four Pillars, Neogi- nagar and other parts of Mala. Families residing on the ground floor have been shifted to their neighbours' homes on the top floors, as they refused to evacuate.

9 buried alive, 2 rescued in major landslide
MARGAO: At least nine persons are feared to be buried alive while two were rescued till late Sunday night in a major landslide at Dicarpale, Davorlim, along the Margao-Quepem road. The incident occurred around 9 pm when a slope of the hill caved in and fell on a structure.

Goa Weather Report
Rainfall in Mumbai on 26th July 2005
944mm
Rainfall in Goa on 26th July 2005
126.8mm
Annual Rainfall (Average) in Goa
3000-3500mm
Seasonal total Rainfall so far this year (2005) in Goa
2101.8mm

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