The Grand Mosque of Muscat: An Architectural Marvel of Modern Oman
The Grand Mosque of Muscat: An Architectural Marvel of Modern Oman

During my recent visit to Muscat, I had an opportunity to view one of the most elegant and exquisite monuments of the Sultanate of Oman, the Grand Mosque of Muscat also known as the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which is located by the  main road between Muscat and Seeb.

Political Battle on the Issue of Afzal Guru’s Mercy Petition
Political Battle on the Issue of Afzal Guru’s Mercy Petition

The political battle on the curious case of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s mercy petition file continues. The Sheila Dikshit government sent back the file on Afzal Guru’s mercy plea to Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG)  Tejinder Khanna on Wednesday, 19th May 2010

Journey with St. Lawrence to the Wards of Moodubelle Parish – XI (St. Paul I Ward)
Journey with St. Lawrence to the Wards of Moodubelle Parish – XI (St. Paul I Ward)

The patron saint of this Ward, St. Paul popularly known as the ‘Apostle of the Gentiles’ was originally named Saul and was born at Tarsus. He belonged to the Jewish community and as a young man persecuted Christians. It is said that he even took part in the stoning of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

Cyclone Laila  Causes Concern In  Eastern Coast of India
Cyclone Laila Causes Concern In Eastern Coast of India

Several places in Andhra Pradesh began experiencing heavy rainfall  and strong winds in the wake of the severe cyclonic storm, named as Laila, that lay in the Bay of Bengal, about 180 km off the Chennai coast. 

Konkani Kullvar, Kuwait – Organizing Workshop on Literature
Konkani Kullvar, Kuwait – Organizing Workshop on Literature

Konkani Kullvar. Kuwait, a Forum of Konkani Writers who resides in Kuwait, will be organizing One Day Workshop on Friday, 28th May, 2010. The theme of the Workshop will be `The Konkani Literature – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’.

Memorable Tour of Jericho, Masada and the dead Sea
Memorable Tour of Jericho, Masada and the dead Sea

We, the Mangaloreans working  in Israel are fortunate that we got to see all the Holy Places which we used to hear and read in the Bible. Last Sabbath (weekend in Israel) on 15th May 2010, on a very hot day we planned to visit Jericho, Masada and the Dead Sea.

Naxalites Strike Again-Massacre Civilians in Dantewada
Naxalites Strike Again-Massacre Civilians in Dantewada

In yet another daring attack, Moists (Naxalites)have blown up a civilian bus in Dantewada district around 4:30 on Monday, 17th May 2010  killing about forty persons including several security personnel and Special Police Officers (SPOs).

Belle Grama Panchayat Election Results Declared
Belle Grama Panchayat Election Results Declared

The eagerly awaited results of  the recently held election to the Belle Grama Panchayat were declared to day, Monday, 17th May 2010 at around 1 pm. The counting of the votes polled on 8th May 2010 were counted today at the TMA Pai English Medium School, near MGM College from 8 am and results were declared by 1 pm. 

Flower Gardens in Desert
Flower Gardens in Desert

Since few weeks in this season I have been seeing the beautiful array of plants and flowers on either side of the roads in Doha. This is the perfect season for these flowers to bloom and they are a wonderful sight to see.

Fr. Dancy: The Young Man who Walked the Path Shown by St. Francis of Assisi
Fr. Dancy: The Young Man who Walked the Path Shown by St. Francis of Assisi

Fr. Dancy Martis who heard the voice of his conscience and followed the path shown by St. Francis of Assisi and had joined the Capuchin Order was ordained a priest on 29th April 2010 at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Gurpur by Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza

London: UK Konkans to hold ’Konkan Day’
London: UK Konkans to hold ’Konkan Day’

UK Konkans, the pioneer Konkani organisation in UK is hosting its annual cultural event Konkan Day on 30 May 2010. The event will be held at Addlestone Community Centre, Addlestone, KT15 2NJ.

Moodubelle: Workshop on Scholarship Facilities for Minority Students
Moodubelle: Workshop on Scholarship Facilities for Minority Students

The Catholic Sabha Unit of Moodubelle organised a Workshop on Scholarship Facilities to Minority Students on Sunday, 16th May 2010 at 9 am in the premises of St. Lawrence PU College, Moodubelle.

Mangalorean Association felicitates Priests in Canada
Mangalorean Association felicitates Priests in Canada

Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, XVI, announced the special “Year of the Priests” from Friday, June 19, 2009 to June 19, 2010.  This is an opportunity for every Catholic to reflect upon the importance of the contributions and dedication of our priests, support and encourage the vocation of

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat-Former Vice President of India Passes Away
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat-Former Vice President of India Passes Away

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, former Vice President of India (19th  August 2002 – 21st  July 2007)  and one of the great leaders of the BJP, passed away on Saturday, 15th May 2010 at around 11.10 am

Unresponsive Telephone Exchange  of Moodubelle
Unresponsive Telephone Exchange of Moodubelle

Many of the land-line telephone users in Moodubelle have been put to great inconvenience as their telephones have been ‘dead’ since quite a long time and in spite of repeated complaints to the telephone exchange at Moodubelle...

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