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Jio adds most subscribers in April; Airtel, VIL lose NEW DELHI: Continuing its growth trend, Reliance Jio added around 80.82 lakh subscribers in April, showed data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday. Jio’s subscriber base stood at around 31.48 crore at the end of April, it said. State-run BSNL was the only other gainer with …

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Railways mulls to run Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Howrah trains at 160 kmh

New Delhi: In a bid to reduce travel time, the Indian Railways, under its 100-day action plan, envisages increasing the speeds of trains on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes at an investment of over Rs 13,500 crore, officials said. A senior railway ministry official told IANS, “In a proposal approved by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the Railways plans to increase …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Setback For RBI, Govt DEPUTY Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Viral Acharya has resigned from his post, six months before the scheduled end of his term. In December last year RBI governor Urjit Patel had resigned nearly nine months before the end of his term over differences with the government. Interestingly, both the highly qualified economists were handpicked …

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Unlock Gas Pipeline

A special panel of officials needed to cut red tape in piped gas project THOUGH it is just a streak, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for the much-delayed piped natural gas project in the state with 25 households getting piped gas. They are from among residents of a housing society at Old Goa; they …

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Telecom Is Bedrock Of Digital India

AJIT RANADE INDIA’S telecom revolution has earned the world’s admiration. At one stage, it was the fastest growing, lowest cost sector in the world, providing inclusive development to all. In airlines or electricity usually the government has to make it compulsory, and impose a universal service obligation to provide outreach to remote rural areas. Not so for telecom. The USO …

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Acting her way to success

VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ From a very young age, Veronica Fernandes was a shy and an introverted person. She came from a very conservative family background. However, she had big dreams and aspirations. In fact, before she discovering her love for acting, she was passionate about dance and always wanted to start her own dance academy. “I wanted to …

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Sunburn comes to Goa, once again!

The Electronic Dance Music Festival, Sunburn will be held at Vagator from December 27 to December 29 this year. The three-day festival will showcase a wide line-up of artistes from different corners of the world. CEO of Sunburn, Karan Singh said: Sunburn introduced the concept of dance music to India and has aided in building music tourism across the country. Over …

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Now, learn the sarangi

Sanjeevan Music Academy, an initiative by Swastik Cultural Association recently completed 10 months.  Apart from conducting training in Indian classical and light classical music, the Academy will now start training in the learning of sarangi in a bid to revive this tranquil instrument which is slowly dying out. Goa used to be privileged to have numerous sarangi players but sadly …

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Golden clicks

Gautam Bambolkar from Ponda has been awarded ‘gold’ for his photography series ‘Man-Made Caves’ at The Paris Photography Prize (PX3) 2019. He bagged this award under the ‘Fine Art – Architecture’ category. The Paris Photography Prize (PX3), which is an annual event dedicated to recognising and promoting talented photographers received over 7,000 entries from 100 countries around the world. Gautam’s photographs, along with other …

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Celebrating Jack and Joao

Miguel Braganza Goa celebrates the arrival of the monsoons and the ripening of the jackfruits in one go: the Sao Joao festival. According to the Bible, Elizabeth was six months pregnant with a child who was to be named John, Johannus or Joao – depending on the language in which Zechariah carved it on the ‘tablet’ then made of clay …

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