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India rejects World Bank’s HCI report over data gaps

IANS   New Delhi The Central government on Thursday rejected the findings of the World Bank’s Human Capital Index (HCI), which has placed the country at 115th position out of 157 countries on various parameters, such as survivability measured by under-five mortality rate. “The government of India, therefore, has decided to ignore the HCI and will continue to undertake its ... Read More »

Commuters pitch for better facilities at Margao bus stand

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Pointing out that the KTC bus stand in Margao lacks proper lighting; potable water and other basic facilities, commuters have demanded that the government put better facilities in place as there is undue delay in building the state-of-the-art KTC bus stand. A middle-aged woman commuter Joanita Alphonso said that the commuters particularly women are afraid of ... Read More »

GSPCB launches online consent management system

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Wednesday launched the Online Consent Management & Monitoring System (OCMMS) a web-based generic application software package for automating the workflow associated with consent management and monitoring system. This system allows industries for online submission of application for Consent to Establish (CTE), Consent to Operate (CTO), authorisation for various ... Read More »

Speed governor mandatory for fitness certificate renewal, says RTO

NT NETWORK   CALANGUTE The speed governors are giving more than 5000 taxi owners a nightmare as the RTO has not issued them fitness certificates due to which the taximen cannot operate their vehicles. Taxi owners on Wednesday called on the deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo at his office in Calangute to find a solution to the problem. ... Read More »

Goa’s Health Administration In Shambles

BINAYAK DATTA   I kept myself away from writing on Januz last week. I did not want to rekindle the unthinkable grief the family must have passed through and the sorrow and concern which in my view every single citizen must have felt within himself or herself. I know, because I did. Losing a bright 24-year-old son as a bolt ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Construct Crematorium In Every Taluka Goa has 12 talukas but there is not a single general public crematorium. As a result, a lot of inconvenience is caused to the relatives of the deceased due to financial constraints and various permissions required when foreign and Indian tourists and others die in the state, including drowning deaths and other police cases, and ... Read More »

How To Stay Safe In A Gymnasium

OSCAR REBELLO, PANAJI It is with profound sadness that we heard the tragic news of a well-known Panaji citizen, in the prime of health, who suddenly collapsed while doing his regular gym workout at a prominent Panaji-based gymnasium. The gym culture is one of the rare wise things Goans are indulging in nowadays. There is no question it has improved ... Read More »

Why Women Are Ripping Off Masks

#MeToo in India is turning into a storm – every day victims of sexual harassment are ripping up the mask of one or more celebrities. People who knew those celebrities would have never believed that they were so beastly behind doors. But women who suffered the violence and indignities knew their real face and are speaking out now. Though it ... Read More »

Personifying the inanimate

The opening show of the season at Sunaparanta ‘Still Life’ – curated by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi under the patronage of Dattaraj and Dipti Salgaocar – is a true amalgamation of east meets west. Two renowned design artists, Gunjan Gupta teaming up with Paul Mathieu from France to exhibit works on the theme. NT BUZZ gets talking to the two designers ... Read More »

Sole mates: friendship on the run

Running is a great form of exercise, it is even better when you get have people who spread positivity as a team. NT BUZZ catches up with leader Manoj Patel who started Sole Mates exactly a year ago Janice Savina Rodrigues |NT BUZZ While the rest of the world is still asleep at 5:30 a.m., in Colva you’ll often spot ... Read More »