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Walmart-Flipkart deal: CCI approval arbitrary, says CAIT

NT NETWORK PANAJI After the Competition Commission of India (CCI) okayed the Walmart-Flipkart merger on August 8, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said that it will knock the doors of the court and initiate a national movement against the deal. “The approval to the Walmart- Flipkart deal by the CCI is arbitrary, illogical and in utter disregard of ... Read More »

Imran Khan takes oath among 329 newly-elected members

PTI   Islamabad Pakistan’s prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan was among the 329 newly-elected members of the National Assembly who took the oath Monday, setting the stage for the cricketer-turned-politician to form the next government, only the second democratic transition of power. The maiden session of the 15th National Assembly, the Lower House of Parliament, concluded after outgoing Speaker Ayaz Sadiq ... Read More »

120 Afghan forces, civilians killed in battle with Taliban

AP   Kabul Four days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the defence minister said today. The staggering numbers provided by Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami were the first official casualty toll since the Taliban launched a ... Read More »

No war, no negotiations with the US: Khamenei

AFP   Tehran Iran’s supreme leader Monday said there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, and that the country’s problems were the result of government mismanagement more than renewed sanctions. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments add to the pressure on President Hassan Rouhani following a collapse in the currency and widespread protests over high prices and corruption. ... Read More »

The Rising Losses Of Banks

Jagdish Rattanani The largest public sector bank and the largest private sector bank have announced losses for the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year 2018-19. The results have shocked many, particularly in the case of the State Bank of India, where the Q1 (April-June 2018) loss stood at Rs 4,876crore, the third straight quarterly loss. ICICI Bank, where the ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Curbing Population Explosion: Welcome Initiative It refers to media-reports about 125 Parliamentarians of different political parties like BJP, TDP and shiv Sena led by BJP MP Uday Pratap Singh from Hoshangabad having submitted a memorandum to President of India urging a total ban on government-facilities to families including government-service on birth of a third child. They have even demanded, though ... Read More »

Need For Relook At GoaMiles App

PACHU MENON, MARGAO The state government is realising the hard way the troubles that assail the conceiving and implementation of a project without taking the stakeholders into confidence. News reports of the app-based taxi-service, ‘Goa Miles’, hitting a roadblock is primarily due to this oversight on the part of the GTDC authorities who have not been persuasive enough to convince ... Read More »

Close Down Liquor Outlets In Surla

Although the people of the Surla village of Goa and the people of Kankumbi, Parwad and adjoining villages of Karnataka have differences over sharing of the Mhadei river waters, they have found common cause in demanding that the liquor outlets at Surla are permanently closed. The liquor outlets have been ordered to remain closed for a month by the North ... Read More »

PARADISE THREATENED

PARADISE THREATENED: Youth relax on eroded sand dunes at the Miramar beach on Monday. A study by the National Centre for Coastal Research has said that 12 per cent of Goa’s coastline has been eaten away by erosion Please like & share: Read More »

Panaji stands at 90th position in ‘Ease of Living Index’

PTI   NEW DELHI Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai from Maharashtra were ranked on Monday  India’s three most liveable places on the government’s inaugural ‘Ease of Living Index’, where Panaji came at 90th place out of total 111 cities. Rampur in Uttar Pradesh figured at the bottom of the livability index released by the housing and urban affairs ministry. ... Read More »