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India, China ink 2 MoUs on sharing of Brahmaputra river data

PTI   QINGDAO (CHINA) In a significant move, China Saturday agreed to provide India hydrological data of the Brahmaputra River in flood season, months after Beijing stopped the practice, crucial to predict floods. The two countries also signed an agreement under which China has agreed to import non-Basmati rice from India which is likely to bridge the ballooning trade deficit ... Read More »

Rahul meets disgruntled Karnataka MLAs, but no solution yet

PTI   NEW DELHI Congress President Rahul Gandhi Saturday met disgruntled Karnataka MLAs led by M B Patil in the national capital but the talks remained inconclusive. After the meeting, Patil said the next plan of action will be decided after discussions with he 15-20 MLAs, who are unhappy with the Cabinet expansion. He, however, asserted that he has no ... Read More »

Deaf cat is World Cup soothsayer

AFP   SAINT PETERSBURG A deaf, white cat named Achilles is soon to begin his work as Russia’s official soothsayer for the World Cup, following in the tentacle-prints of Paul the Octopus who became a star in 2010. Paul predicted winners for that years’ World Cup by choosing one out of two boxes containing food, while Achilles will be presented ... Read More »

Pope tells top oil executives world must convert to clean fuel

REUTERS   VATICAN CITY Pope Francis, addressing top oil company executives, said on Saturday that the world must convert to clean energy and warned that climate change risked destroying humanity. “Civilisation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilisation,” he told the high-profile group at the end of a two-day conference in the Vatican. He said climate change was ... Read More »

G7 divides to G6 plus Trump over trade war threat

AFP   LA MALBAIE (CANADA) Leaders of the G7 nations spent hunting for a face saving formula to mask the deep rift inflicted on the Western alliance by US President Donald Trump’s assault on global trade rules. Senior figures, including Trump, suggested that some kind of joint statement on the need to jointly re-examine commercial relationships might be found before ... Read More »

Premiere of ‘Savita Damodar Paranjape’ to bring down curtains on GMFF

NT BUZZ The closing of the 11th Goa Marathi Film Festival (GMFF) will be marked by the grand world premiere of the Marathi film ‘Savita Damodar Paranjape’ directed by Swapna Waghmare Joshi on June 10 at 8 p.m. at Kala Academy, Panaji. The film has been produced in collaboration with film actor John Abraham who makes his debut in Marathi ... Read More »

‘What we see today in tiatrs is not acting’, Sharon Mazarello

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Sharon Mazarello has taken long time to release her tiatr. This has however not affected her essence of direction and conceptualisation. It is perhaps the first time that any tiatr artiste has thought of portraying a ‘concept’ and not a story that gives out a message. Sharon’s tiatr ‘Tukai Tench Assa’ is a concept that ... Read More »

Goa’s oldest loyal Congressman Shantaram is no more

Veteran Congress leader Shantaram Naik expired on Saturday early morning with a massive heart attack at his Madgao residence.The three-time MP was one of the oldest loyal Congressman of Goa.He would be cremated on Sunday morning in his Cuncolim village. 72-year old Shantaram had started participating in politics as a student Congressman since the second Assembly election of Goa in ... Read More »

In Malcorne, students sit with umbrellas in the classroom

Government lays so much stress on education but the school infrastructure in the state is crumbling.In Molcornem village of Sanguem taluka, the students are forced to sit under an umbrella as the roof of the primary school is leaking.The locals had brought this to the notice of local MLA and the authorities concerned but nothing has been done till date. ... Read More »

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