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Hero MotoCorp launches ‘Xtreme 200R’

NT NETWORK PANAJI Hero MotoCorp Ltd, one of the world’s largest single two-wheeler manufacturer, Wednesday launched its new premium motorcycle, the Xtreme 200R in Goa. The Xtreme 200R is priced at Rs 89,900 and is available for sale at Hero MotoCorp dealerships in the Goa. In keeping with its commitment to bring technologically superior and youthful products to the market, ... Read More »

Mallya claims he met Jaitley before leaving India

PTI   LONDON/NEW DELHI The embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya said on Wednesday that he met the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before leaving India and told him he is going to London, a sensational claim denied by Jaitley as “factually false”. Immediately after Jaitley’s sharp rebuttal, Mallya appeared to tone down the seriousness of his comments, saying it was ... Read More »

Bonding and devotion – Ganesh Chaturthi has it all

As we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi today, let’s have a look at how this festival brings people from far and wide together, about the role of the family members and how they balance between work and Chaturthi. NT BUZZ gets the details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ For the Hindu community in Goa, Ganesh Chaturthi – the most awaited festival – ... Read More »

A different kind of celebration

Worshipping Ganesh idols during Chaturthi is a common practice, but the Bharne family has not got an idol in over 200 years. NT BUZZ finds out how they celebrate the festival RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ The Bharne family celebrates ‘Chavath’ in their ancestral home in Madkai but  do not venerate an idol, instead, they bring home a Ganesha painting. ... Read More »

Travelling gender bender of literature

The Sister Library, a travelling library which endeavours to highlight the contribution of women in literature, will be stopping over in Goa on September 13. NT BUZZ in conversation with the founder Aqui Thami CHRISTINE| NT BUZZ   Q: What prompted the creation of the Sister library? After years of running reading spaces in the city, I found more and ... Read More »

Chaturthi festivities begin today

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state will celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi or ‘Chavath’ on Thursday, and Hindus have pulled out all the stops to celebrate the festival with great fervour and enthusiasm. Most of the Hindus will celebrate the festival upon the installation of the idol of Lord Ganesh at their homes for a day and half, while the others will ... Read More »

Cabinet okays Rs 15,053 cr new procurement policy

PTI   NEW DELHI Ahead of the 2019 polls, the government Wednesday announced a Rs 15,053-crore procurement policy allowing states to choose a compensation scheme and rope in private agencies for procurement to ensure a profitable price to farmers. The new umbrella policy ‘ Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’  (PM-AASHA) was approved in the Cabinet meeting, headed by Prime ... Read More »

Centre notifies rules to regulate pet shops

PTI   NEW DELHI The Centre has notified rules to regulate pet shops under which such establishments will have to get a certificate of registration from the State Animal Welfare Board. Lauding the new rules which set standards for animal housing and care in shops engaged in sale or purchase of pets animals in India, animal rights body said if ... Read More »

Railways to carry out independent audit of nearly 5,000 bridges

IANS NEW DELHI In view of recent mishaps, the Indian Railways has undertaken a massive, third-party audit exercise of critical bridges across the country to get an independent assessment of these crucial links in the rail network. A total of 4,835 bridges have been identified for the third-party audit that is to be carried out with the help of international ... Read More »

Miniature Ganesh by Rudresh

Rudresh Rajiv Kamat from Corlim, Old Goa speaks to NT BUZZ about his latest Ganesh miniature artworks VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ For past 8 years, Rudresh Kamat from Old Goa has been carving various miniatures artworks. And every year for Ganesh Chaturthi he makes a point to carve Ganesh on different mediums like coal, crayon, tree skin, pencil lead ... Read More »