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Ending AIDS epidemic targets requires political will: India to UN

PTI United Nations India has said that achieving global targets of ending AIDS epidemic requires political will that ensures expansion of community-led approaches to HIV treatment, besides a rapid roll-out of improved testing and treatment combinations. First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu said here Tuesday that concerted global efforts and commitments at ... Read More »

Football is back, to unite all

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES|NT Sports Editor PANAJI The FIFA World Cup – the biggest and longest party in the world – begins today. Billions all over will party in their own style waiting to see where the star will shine the brightest in the ‘United Nations of Football’. Thirty two countries from 211 start their quest for a title that unifies the ... Read More »

Spain fire coach on eve of World Cup; Hierro appointed

REUTERS KRASNODAR Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was sensationally sacked on Wednesday, two days before their opening World Cup match, for failing to tell his federation about his move to Real Madrid after the tournament and replaced by Fernando Hierro. Former Spain defender Hierro’s only previous senior coaching role was one season with Oviedo in the Spanish second division, although he ... Read More »

Afghanistan set for historic Test debut

PTI BENGALURU Statistically, it’s a classic David vs Goliath showdown but contextually, it’s the beginning of a historic new chapter in international cricket as world No 1 India take on a war-ravaged-but-resilient Afghanistan in their first ever Test match, here on Thursday. While majority of the sports fans, in soul and spirit, will be in Russia enjoying the surreal skills ... Read More »

LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

Sporting launches football unlimited PANAJI: Sporting Clube de Goa in association with Bay 15 is launching “Football Unlimited” from June 14 to July 15, 2018. Flags of all the 32 World Cup participating countries and cut outs of the top stars, have recreated a complete fan zone experience at Bay 15, Odxel. Along with the live screening of all 64 ... Read More »

Ketamine seizure: Cong slams govt, demands action against drugs trade

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Demanding thorough inquiry into the seizure of huge quantity of ketamine drug by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at Pissurlem in Sattari, the Congress party on Wednesday sought action against those involved in drug trade. “My party is concerned about the future of our youth. Drugs were seized in the premises owned by a BJP ... Read More »

Mopa: HC tells state to seek NGT clarification on Tree Act applicability

NT NETWORK   PANAJI High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed the state government to approach the National Green Tribunal and seek clarification regarding applicability of the Preservation of Trees Act or Forest Conservation Act for the proposed Mopa green field airport project. During hearing on Wednesday before the High Court, changing its earlier stand taken before NGT the ... Read More »

‘Parrikar returns on Thursday, back to work from Friday’

The wait is over and so are the speculations. BJP President Vinay Tendulkar has informed that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will return to Goa on Thursday night. It seems he will be back in his office from Friday.It has been 2 months since the cabinet meeting was last held in Goa. The Cabinet Advisory Committee was appointed as a recommendatory ... Read More »

Tiswadi 22 hr blackout: Congress demands answers

The Congress party on Wednesday called the last Sunday 22 hour blackout of Tiswadi including the capital city a government conspiracy. It accused the government of putting thousands of residents through agony for the sake of one builder.On 3rd of June Tiswadi was in darkness right from 6 in the morning to 2.30 the next morning. Surprisingly Please like & ... Read More »

Mapusa-Siolim road has become a garbage dumping site

Mapusa-Siolim bypass road has become a garbage dumping ground. The area falls in the Siolim constituency represented by Water Resources Minister Vinoda Palyekar. He must be often passing by that area but the dump bigger and bigger.Besides the area being part of a minister’s constituency, the area is not too far from urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza’s residence. Please like ... Read More »

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