VASCO: The Mormugao Port Trust is one of the 13 major ports in the country with Port Blair getting the major port status recently. In terms of cargo throughput, MPT today stands at 7th place in the country amongst all ports, having achieved a handling of 48.8 million tonnes in the financial year 2009-10.Read More »
MANILA: Philippine security forces arrested a key suspect who has been charged in the massacre of 57 people last year, the country’s worst incident of political violence, after he was shot by rival clan members, police said on Sunday.Read More »
TEHRAN: Iran has rejected President Mr Barack Obama’s plea to release three Americans arrested more than a year ago near the Iraq border, the foreign ministry said, insisting that justice would take its course.Read More »
BAGHDAD: The number of civilians killed by violence in Iraq almost doubled in July from June, a sign that insurgents may be trying to exploit political tensions after an election that produced no outright winner.Read More »
SRINAGAR: Violence in Kashmir valley escalated further on Sunday when seven persons, including a woman, were killed in separate incidents with four of them perishing in a blast after explosives went off in a police station set afire by a mob.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Hit by allegations of corruption in the Commonwealth Games, the government on Sunday promised to take action against those found guilty even as another venue was inaugurated with a leaking roof.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Goa is following in the footsteps of Kerala to engage with its non-residents who make up at least one-third of the state’s 1.5 million population and contribute substantially to the Goan economy.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Only about half the population in worst Maoist-hit areas have enrolled their names and gave personal information in the just concluded census operations, forcing government to think of launching a special drive in such regions.Read More »
BY JOAO SOUSA M | NT NETWORK
PANAJI: More and more Goans are now resorting to child adoption as applications are pouring in at adoption centres in the state. As per information available there are more than 250 applications pending before the adoption homes, even as Goans still hesitate to speak on child adoption openly because of social stigma associated with it.
BY ROQUE DIAS | NT NETWORK
PONDA: The Sugarcane Farmers Association is striving hard to increase sugarcane production and if the net yield during the last season is an indicator the state would not have to entirely depend on neighbouring states for supplying sugar.