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At least 31 dead in Zimbabwe after cyclone

AFP   HARARE At least 31 people have been killed and dozens are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai which lashed neighbouring Mozambique, government said on Saturday. Zimbabwe’s ministry of information announced on Twitter that so far the “number of deaths is confirmed at 31 mainly from Chimanimani East,” including two ... Read More »

Meat with a helping of drugs

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi When cooking chicken, or meat, most people are very careful to wash and cook it properly. Unfortunately, no amount of washing, boiling or roasting can clean out drugs. And there is a cocktail of drugs in your meat all going into your body. These drugs are a mainstay of meat production in many parts of the world ... Read More »

New deputy sarpanch for Chorao-Madel VP

NT NETWORK   BICHOLIM Kalpana Dhuri was unanimously elected as the new deputy sarpanch of Chorao- Madel village panchayat on Friday at a special meeting held in the panchayat hall. The post of deputy sarpanch had fallen vacant due to resignation of Deekshya Kundaikar from her post as per understanding between the panchas of the ruling group. Sandesh Nilore from ... Read More »

MP CM wants Digvijaya to take up ‘toughest seat’ LS challenge

PTI CHHINDWARA (MP) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Saturday said if party colleague Digvijaya Singh wants to contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls, he should choose the “toughest seat” in the state. While Nath did not mention any seat in particular, he said there were “2-3-4 seats” in MP which the Congress had not won in the past “30-35” ... Read More »

Traffic, and other, sentinels

Frederick Noronha Goa’s traffic sentinel scheme, in the news of late, is something you might, like me, have mixed feelings about. On the one hand, we all accept that road safety is everyone’s concern. At least, it should be. If anyone meets with an accident, not only is it a waste of our own productive time, but it is equally ... Read More »

West Ham stun Huddersfield who stare relegation

AFP   LONDON Huddersfield slipped closer to Premier League relegation as the bottom club blew a two-goal lead in their 4-3 defeat at West Ham, while Burnley are in deep trouble after losing 2-1 against 10-man Leicester on Saturday. Jan Siewert’s side looked to have kept alive their faint hopes of beating the drop as they raced into a 3-1 ... Read More »

UNEA adopts India’s two resolutions

PTI NEW DELHI The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) has adopted two resolutions piloted by India on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), the resolutions were adopted at the fourth session of UNEA which was held in Nairobi from March 11 to 15 on ‘Innovative ... Read More »

Goa girls inch closer to the coveted crown

NT BUZZ The Goa auditions of fbb-Colors Femina Miss India 2019 co-powered by Sephora and Rajnigandha Pearls was held at the fbb/Big Bazaar store at Mall De Goa, Porvorim. The audition was judged by Indian television actress and model, Shweta Salve and fbb-Colors Femina Miss India Goa 2018, Aashna Gurav. The top three finalists of Goa are Shaasthra Shetty, Aditi Vishwasrao and Dragana Andrade. The ... Read More »

Ahmed Jahouh is the rock FC Goa stands on

The meaning of the name Ahmed in Arabic is: Much praised and Ahmed Jahouh must be in praise of his parents for giving him the name because he is easily the star attraction of FC Goa this season. If FC Goa is where it is today, it is because of Ahmed’s contribution on the field. Ahmed ticks many of Indian ... Read More »

US govt warns public of new phone scam

IANS   WASHINGTON The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the taxation agency of the government, has warned the public of a new type of “IRS impersonation phone scam”. The IRS said the new scam was the most recent variation of impersonation scams in which target victims would receive fake calls from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organisation under ... Read More »