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Damaged tanker arrives at UAE amid increased tensions

Dubai: A damaged Japanese tanker arrived Sunday at a UAE anchorage site after it was rocked by explosions in Gulf waters as Saudi Arabia accused arch-rival Iran of being behind the attack. The Kokuka Courageous was carrying highly flammable methanol through the Gulf of Oman on Thursday when it came under attack along with the Norwegian-operated Front Altair — the …

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Pakistan to hang mentally ill convict on June 18

Islamabad: A Pakistan court has ordered the execution of a mentally ill convict on June 18, according to a human rights law firm. In a statement released on Saturday, he firm, Justice Project Pakistan (JPP), has urged the government to halt the execution of 36-year-old Ghulam Abbas and conduct further evaluation, reports Dawn news. Imprisoned in 2004, Abbas was sentenced …

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7th round of US-Taliban peace talks next week in Doha

Kabul: The seventh round of peace talks between US negotiators and Taliban members will take place next week in Doha, sources said, adding that this time, the two sides are likely to agree on one or two of the four key issues under debate, the media reported. The US forces withdrawal from Afghanistan, counter-terrorism assurances, a ceasefire and direct talks …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Waste Segregation Vital THIS is what a resident feels on waste management in Margao. The problem afflicting waste management system in Margao is of lesser awareness on segregation. There is everything else done on garbage management than creating awareness at ground level which is most important. The municipality needs to organise awareness programmes at the ward level to explain to …

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Dwarfed By Politicians

To make youth competitive, Goa needs a subordinate staff selection board IT is an irony that while Goan youth complain of lack of employment opportunities the Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) has found that there were few takers for the jobs advertised by it. As far as educational qualifications are concerned, there are many youth who have them, but they …

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Expert Prehistoric Fishermen Of Kushavati

NANDKUMAR M KAMAT ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found that humans began fishing 40 thousand years ago. We had no definite evidence of antiquity of fishing in Goa but two new findings now indicate that freshwater fishing tradition of our state is at least 15 thousand years old. A mysterious group of prehistoric hunters has left behind a pictorial, pictographic proto language on …

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Colgate Palmolive keeps India smiling

Taking forward its belief that, everyone deserves a future they can smile about, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd., launched the Keep India Smiling (KIS) mission. The mission is the company’s commitment to provide foundation support to over 20 million people every year for a future they can smile about. The mission includes the company’s long running, pan-India flagship programs, like, Bright Smiles …

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Piped gas for Goans: So close and yet SO far

Goa’s piped gas project the commissioning of which is highly delayed got its first boost recently with Crompton and Greaves, Kundaim, the first company in the state signing the gas purchase agreement with Goa Natural Gas Pvt. Ltd. (GNG), the company that is implementing the project. “Crompton and Greaves signed for 1,000 standard cubic meters per day (scmd) of gas. …

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More to interior designing than furniture and curtains, says IIID president

Interior designers are flourishing across India. Here Pratap Jadhav, president, Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) speaks on the sudden boom for the services of interior designers. Jadhav was on a short visit to Goa for a Design Yagna event organised by the IIID- Goa chapter. As an interior designer he is well known for executing several prestigious projects. But …

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SEBI’s punishment to NSE is a good move

By Shivanand Pandit The Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently took hard action against the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE), over an algorithmic trading scam. In five distinct orders, the SEBI penalised NSEs Ravi Narain and Chitra Ramakrishna and a host of other individuals for the co-location scam. SEBI ordered both Narain and Ramkrishna to expel a …

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