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When musicians from Goa join hands to support Kerala and Kodagu

Over 40 musicians from Goa and the DARTH-hard rock band from Hyderabad are all set to perform live at a concert on September 9 at Anjuna. The proceeds of the event will be given to relief fund for Kerala and Kodagu flood victims. NT BUZZ finds out more VENITA GOMES| NT BUZZ While many people, organisations, and authorities from across ... Read More »

Modi pitches for investments in electric vehicles value chain

PTI   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday pitched for investments in manufacturing of electric vehicles and smart charging facilities as he emphasised that better mobility can boost growth. Asserting that mobility powered by clean energy is the most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change, he said the focus must go beyond cars to other vehicles such ... Read More »

Petrol, diesel prices hiked by steepest level in a year; rates at record high

PTI   NEW DELHI Petrol and diesel price were Friday hiked by about 50 paisa per litre each – the steepest increase in rates since daily price revision came into effect over 14 months back – to push rates to their highest ever. Petrol price was hiked by 48 paisa per litre and diesel by 47 a litre, according to ... Read More »

EDC’s push towards recoveries make profit grow 40% in 2017-18

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The EDC board on Friday, revealed a significant decrease in non-performing assets (NPAs) thanks to aggressive thrust on recoveries. Post the 362nd board meeting to approve the 2017-18 annual accounts, Sidharth Kunkolienker, chairman, said that, the corporation recovered Rs 263.8 crore on term loans and drastically reduced the gross NPA and the net NPAs to 2.9 ... Read More »

India to make 2-seater passenger aircraft

IANS BENGALURU State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has tied up with Delhi-based Mesco Aerospace to develop two-seater Hansa-NG aircraft, the company said on Friday. “The agreement between the companies to design, develop, produce and market the Hansa-Next Generation (NG) aircraft will ease the availability of indigenous aircraft for pilot training,” city-based ... Read More »

‘RUrbanising’ Goa

NT BUZZ Day two of the third edition of Z-Axis –the biennial conference organised by the Charles Correa Foundation saw architect Sanjay Prakash speak on the topic ‘Equitable and sustainable Urbanism, Goa in 2030’. The talk was held at the Kala Academy DKA Hall to a packed audience. An architect with a commitment, energy-conscious architecture Prakash was part of a ... Read More »

‘No big infiltration from Bangladesh into India’

PTI   NEW DELHI There is no large-scale infiltration or migration of people from Bangladesh into India as residents of that country now “enjoy a very good life” and the few who cross-over do so due to old cultural and family ties, the chief of Bangladesh’s border guarding force said Friday here. Visiting DG of the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) ... Read More »

WHO South-East Asia member countries to expedite efforts to control dengue, malaria

PTI   NEW DELHI Member countries of the WHO South-East Asia, including India, Friday resolved to accelerate efforts to control dengue and malaria which continue to affect the people in the region, the global health body said. It said dengue threatens nearly 1.3 billion people with frequent and large-scale outbreaks and malaria continues to be endemic in the region. The ... Read More »

Universities, colleges to start entrepreneurship courses: AICTE chairman

IANS   CHANDIGARH The AICTE has initiated a policy under which universities and colleges along with their normal courses will start entrepreneurship courses, a senior functionary said on Friday. Professor Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi (AICTE) said that there was a need to create a support system for students, including more internship programme ... Read More »

The Antruz Mahal

Sanjeev V Sardesai Goa’s administrative jurisdiction comprises of two districts – North and South that include twelve talukas which were earlier divided in major areas like Pedne Mahal (Pernem), Bhatagram (Bicholim), Mathagram (Margao), and the central part of Goa comprising Ponda was and is still referred to as Antruz Mahal. Let us now look at Antruz Mahal, a Hindu pilgrimage ... Read More »