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Putting the V in versatile

J P Pereira Valency d’Souza is one of the young, vivacious and very talented performers on the Konkani stage today. In fact, she has entertained with the various roles she has played, and has made a niche for herself. Hailing from Calangute, she is the daughter of Dona and Nicholas and the granddaughter of Charles D’Souza, who was once known ... Read More »

Sergio’s wisdom could draft the romance enjoyed by FC Goa on Valentine day

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Sergio Lobera has completed two years in Goa and has through FC Goa given us a glimpse of Spanish football. Football in Spain is not expansive. It is played in a format that has two or three players close to the ball, each one ready for the ball , moving forward – along with the ball– from the ... Read More »

Excuse me, we Goans are smart and savvy too!

Patricia Pereira-Sethi My ears prick up in nervous alert when I hear visitors to Goa comment that they enjoy the place because it is “so chilled out”. A nirvana they can avail of, to sit on pristine beaches, stare into beautiful sunsets and sip exotic cocktails. Then rock and reel the night away at some boisterous disco which keeps the ... Read More »

China condemns terror attack in Kashmir

PTI   BEIJING Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has condemned the suicide attack in Kashmir in which at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed, saying Beijing “resolutely opposes” all forms of terrorism and countries in the region should enhance cooperation and jointly address the threat of posed by it. At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and ... Read More »

Pak school punished after students dance on Indian song, wave India’s flag

PTI   KARACHI Pakistani authorities have suspended the registration of a school here after some students danced to an Indian song and waved India’s national flag during a cultural event, hurting the country’s “national dignity”. A show-cause notice was issued to the school’s owner on Wednesday to appear before the Directorate of Inspection and Registration of Private Institutions Sindh (DIRPIS). ... Read More »

Theresa May prepares for fresh talks with EU leaders

IANS LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May is to return to Brussels within days to meet European Union (EU) officials in a bid to rescue her Brexit deal. Andrea Leadsom, Leader of the House of Commons, said in a radio interview on Friday that May will go to Brussels in the coming days to continue negotiations, but no timetable was ... Read More »

Govt has zero tolerance to terrorism, says Rajnath

IANS   NEW DELHI Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the government has “zero tolerance” towards terrorism and the security forces have been given a free hand to deal with terror groups. “Rajnath Singh, in the all party meeting, said that due to the terror attack on February 14 in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulawama, the entire country ... Read More »

Terror groups can’t hide, will be punished: PM

IANS   MAHARASHTRA Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday here said terror groups who perpetrated the Pulwama attack that left 49 CRPF troopers dead, cannot hide and “will be punished” as the security forces have been given a “free hand” to tackle the inevitable. Paying tributes to two Central Reserve Police Force troopers from Maharashtra and others killed in the ... Read More »

POCSO court orders CBI to probe Nitish in shelter home case

IANS   PATNA A court in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur has directed the CBI to conduct an inquiry into the involvement of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and two senior officials in the infamous shelter home sexual exploitation case, officials said on Saturday. Besides the Chief Minister, special POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court judge Manoj Kumar on Friday ordered the ... Read More »

India says Pakistan’s links with Pulwama attack clear for all to see

IANS NEW DELHI India has rejected Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua’s claims denying her country’s links to the Pulwama terror attack, saying that JeM, which claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday, is based in Pakistan, and the “links are clear and evident and for all to see”. The External Affairs Ministry spokesperson on Friday termed as “preposterous” the demand ... Read More »