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Railways to try Japanese tech in bio-toilets at stations

IANS   NEW DELHI Railways will try Japanese technology in bio-toilets, which is different from those being used here, at a few selected stations as a pilot project to ascertain its efficiency in the Indian system. While one Japanese bio-toilet is already operational at Madgaon station in Konkan railway route, two more such toilets will be installed in the capital ... Read More »

Typhoon Mangkhut rips through Hong Kong; toll in Philippines rises

AFP Hong Kong Typhoon Mangkhut rocked Hong Kong en route to mainland China on Sunday, injuring scores and sending skyscrapers swaying, after killing at least 30 people in the Philippines and ripping a swathe of destruction through its agricultural heartland. The world’s biggest storm this year left large expanses in the north of the main Philippine main island of Luzon ... Read More »

Samsung heir in South Korea’s delegation to North

AFP Seoul The heir to the Samsung empire and the leaders of several other South Korean conglomerates will go to Pyongyang this week for an inter-Korean summit, Seoul announced Sunday. Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong and the heads of the SK and LG groups will be part of President Moon Jae-in’s delegation as he heads for a meeting with the North’s leader ... Read More »

Theresa May ‘irritated’ by speculation over her future

PTI London Theresa May on Sunday revealed her irritation at the constant speculation over her future as British Prime Minister as her Conservative party MPs continue to be divided over the direction the Brexit negotiations should take. To mark the six-month to the March 2019 deadline for Britain’s formal exit from the European Union (EU), May said the debate should ... Read More »

Good photography communicates facts, touches hearts: Khaunte

NT NETWORK   VASCO Photography is an art of observation and good photographs is one which effectively communicates facts and touches the hearts, said Minister for Revenue and Information Technology Rohan Khaunte and urged the organisers to conduct photography workshops for the benefit of the youth in order to enable them to take up the photography profession. He was speaking ... Read More »

BJP core panel seeks new Goa chief

NT NETWORK PANAJI The state core committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party Sunday night voiced its concern over the prevailing political situation in Goa and suggested to the central team of BJP observers that a cadre-based person should be immediately appointed as the state president of the party, who will be able to arrest the sagging popularity of the party ... Read More »

IGP asks S Goa cops to crack down on matka operations

NT NETWORK MARGAO Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jaspal Singh Sunday directed South Goa Superintendent of Police Arvind Gawas to crack down on matka gambling, which is rampant in the south district including the Salcete taluka. Taking cognisance of a report published in this daily which pointed out that only 110 cases were booked in 2018 across five police stations ... Read More »

Bank officials may be included in charge sheet against Mallya

PTI NEW DELHI Many senior bank officials, who had dealt with loans given to liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines may be named as accused in a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) charge sheet, which is likely to be filed within a month, sources said. This would be the first charge sheet in the case pertaining to loans of over ... Read More »

Parrikar is cheerful, says Mauvin

NT NETWORK VASCO Minister for Panchayati Raj Mauvin Godinho Sunday said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will be taking appropriate decisions to allow the administration to run smoothly under his leadership and hence there is absolutely no need for a change in leadership. Godinho was speaking to this daily after meeting Parrikar in Delhi on Sunday morning where the Chief ... Read More »

Taxi operators want speed governor rule scrapped

NT NETWORK PANAJI Even as the transport department has now started to strictly enforce the rule pertaining to the installation of speed governor in tourist taxis, members of the tourist taxi union claim that the matter to abolish the rule on compulsory fitting of speed limit device is being vigorously pursued with the state government asking it to request the ... Read More »