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Rafale is not govt-to-govt deal, says Kapil Sibal

IANS   NEW DELHI The Congress on Wednesday claimed the agreement to purchase the 36 French Rafale jets was not a government-to-government deal. Keeping up the attack over the Rafale “scam”, Congress also said the French defence major was a “non-compliant” company and the Modi government should not have entered into a deal with it. “This is not a government-to-government ... Read More »

Come 2019, government, township projects to be green buildings: Vijai

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Minister for Town and Country Planning Vijai Sardesai said that from 2019, all government buildings and new township projects will have to be green buildings and that necessary changes will be made to the act. Speaking after laying foundation stone of multi-purpose higher secondary school work at Borda, Sardesai said that the present building will also ... Read More »

Jan 31 deadline by NGT to govt over state’s draft coastal plan

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The principal bench of National Green Tribunal on Wednesday gave last opportunity to the state government for compliance of its order on preparation and submission of draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) to the ministry of environment, forest and climate change by January 31 next year. The state government, in its application moved before the NGT, ... Read More »

SC declines to stay its verdict allowing women of all ages into Sabarimala temple

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court Wednesday once again refused to stay its verdict which allowed entry of women of all age groups into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple. The apex court had on Tuesday declined a similar plea while agreeing to hear in open court a batch of petitions seeking review of its September 28 verdict by which it had ... Read More »

‘Japan serious about boosting connectivity in north-east’

IANS   SHILLONG Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu on Wednesday said that Japan is serious about boosting connectivity in India’s north-eastern states by building roads and bridges. “We aim to support the development of this region by connecting not only the intra-regional links within the north-east, but also the links between the north-east and neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh ... Read More »

Cache of explosives seized at Akhnoor border

NEW DELHI In a strike against terrorism and organised smuggling, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized a cache of arms and explosives being smuggled from Pakistan across the Akhnoor border. The cache included 12 improvised explosive device (IED) detonators, 15 hand-grenades and an AK-56 rifle with 234 rounds of ammunition. In a joint operation with the Indian Army conducted ... Read More »

Congress cannot look beyond one family: BJP

PTI NEW DELHI The BJP Wednesday said the Congress could not look beyond one family or recall the contribution of others to the country, hitting back at the opposition party after Shashi Tharoor credited institutional structures created by Jawaharlal Nehru for a “chaiwala” like Narendra Modi becoming the prime minister. “If democracy is thriving in India, it is because of ... Read More »

Touching base with the heart

Kamesh D Patel, also known as Daaji, the fourth global guide of Heartfulness, was in Goa to speak at the recent yoga conference. NT BUZZ caught up with him and two of his followers to gain an insight into this form of meditation   CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ A derivative of the Raja Yoga meditation founded at the turn ... Read More »

Comics legend Stan Lee’s fans mourn globally

IANS   LOS ANGELES Stan Lee, the colourful Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling, died at the age of 95, evoking emotional tributes by a string of Hollywood personalities including Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Downey Jr, as well as Indian film celebrities and fans of the comic visionary. According to CNN, ... Read More »

Goa College of Engineering awarded Thadani Award

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa College of Engineering, Farmagudi was awarded H N Thadani Award – 2017 for active involvement and recognition in innovative development of industrial engineering for its operations and significant encouragement to the cause of profession in India, says a press note issued here. This award was presented at Diamond Jubilee Convention of Indian Institution of Industrial ... Read More »