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Sustainable fashion in the limelight

NT BUZZ The sixth edition of The Green Fashion India, an international conference on sustainable fashion by MKSSS School of Fashion Technology (SOFT), Pune got underway on October 5 at Kala Academy, Panaji. The two day conference which had in its audience fashion design students from different institutes and an array of fashion experts was inaugurated by the chief guest, ... Read More »

Large plate, large appetite

Zubin D’souza A couple of decades ago the entire world was riveted to any news that came out of the Japanese island of Okinawa. This tiny dot that lay in the China Sea had managed to produce the largest number of centenarians. There were literally hundreds of people who lived to be above hundred. Although spending a century alive on ... Read More »

‘Bogus’ fish traders registered with FDA

ROHAN SHRIVASTAV | NT   PANAJI The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has issued registration certificates to ten fish traders from South Goa who have failed to provide their business address. The registrations were issued after the ban on import of fish was lifted by the government. Interestingly, all these ten traders have obtained registration from FDA giving the address ... Read More »

A tribute to the beetle

Janice Savina Rodrigues | NT BUZZ Porvorim is soon getting the tag of a satellite city, with its ever growing urban landscape. With its close proximity to the two commercial centres in North Goa, Panaji and Mapusa, the erstwhile village has gained ground for the rapidly expanding economy of the state. Porvorim sports a myriad commercial establishments and this is reason ... Read More »

Ponda The pilgrimage continues

Sanjeev V Sardesai The first impression of many Goans, as well as visitors to Goa, is that Ponda is filled only with Hindu temples. But one can be incorrect in their assumption. One of the 27 most beautiful mosques, built during the Adilshahi era – The Safa Shahourie Masjid stands majestically right at the mouth of the route into Ponda. ... Read More »

Sights in Sikkim

Saumya Sharma Nestled in the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, Sikkim is the cleanest state in India and the only state that grows their food organically. This pristine beauty is worth every minute of our time, even though some of us may be chained to our desks most of the days of the year. Here are a few places to visit in ... Read More »

Notwithstanding US threat, India inks S-400 missile deal with Russia

PTI   NEW DELHI After months of walking the tight rope, India on Friday inked a $5 billion deal to purchase the much-vaunted S-400 air defence system from Russia, amidst US warnings of punitive sanctions against nations doing “significant” business with Moscow. The deal, signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit here, however, was underplayed by New Delhi, perhaps in ... Read More »

Goa reduces VAT on fuel by 4%; prices down by Rs 5

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa government on Friday reduced Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel by 4 per cent following direction from the Centre. Thus petrol will be cheaper by Rs 2.57 and diesel by Rs 2.50 per litre. Now, with the reduction of fuel price by Rs 2.50 per litre by the central government and further by the state ... Read More »

Carb Facts

Research shows that the amount and the type of carbohydrate in food affects blood glucose levels. This is of utmost importance for diabetics. Not all digestible carbohydrates raise the blood sugar to the same extent and can be classified on the basis of their effect on blood sugar Rohini Diniz Studies have shown that eating healthier carbohydrate-rich foods can help ... Read More »

Despite Rs 187 crore with mineral fund, no project taken up under PMKKKY

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa is among the four states that have not started any project under the Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY), which is being implemented by the District Mineral Fund of respective districts of the states. As per the information available with ‘The Navhind Times’, although Goa government has collected Rs 187 crore under District Mineral ... Read More »