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A silken affair

Ninoshka Alvares-Delaney With its shimmering appearance and smooth texture, silk has been enticing Indians for the longest time. In fact, India ranks as the world’s largest consumer of silk and the second largest producer of silk in the world after China. Known as resham in eastern and north India and pattu in the southern parts of India, silk has a ... Read More »

Saurabh Chaudhary wins gold at Asian Games

YOUTH ICON The next generation of Indian shooters are taking centre stage slowly and gradually. 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary has become the fifth Indian shooter to claim gold in the history of Asian Games. Chaudhary, son of a farmer based in Kalina Village in Meerut and competing in his first senior event, showed maturity and calmness well beyond his age to ... Read More »

Everything classic

NT BUZZ The Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa together with India International Rural Cultural Centre, New Delhi, will organise a lecture dance demonstration series in Indian classical dance in 24 Goa schools from September 3 to 8. The series will be conducted by Amartyya Chatterjee (Ghosh) from Pune, (Kathak dancer and performer) and Revathi Srinivasraghavan from Bengaluru (Bharatanatyam ... Read More »

Goa Environmental Festival kicks off today

NT BUZZ Kalakirti in association with Entertainment Society Of Goa and Department of Tourism and Kala Academy will organise the ‘Goa Environmental Festival’ starting today, August 31 till September 2 at Kala Academy, Panaji. The inauguration will be held at the hands of Goa Governor and chief guest, Mridula Sinha and guest of honour, founder of NAAM foundation, Makarand Anaspure ... Read More »

Unplanned development leads to disaster: DoP

NT NETWORK   MARGAO The director of panchayats Ajit Panchwadkar on Thursday said unplanned development leads to disaster and hence there is a need for a participatory development planning for rural Goa. He was speaking to sarpanchas, panchayat secretary and the convenors of the village development committees besides other representatives during a one-day workshop held at Margao in association with the Goa Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development (GIPARD). During the morning session, the director along with GIPARD officials ... Read More »

Mahila Congress protest ‘delay’ in issuance of birth certificates

NT NETWORK   MARGAO The members of the Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee on Thursday was taken into police custody after they decided to protest the delay in issuing birth certificates to people who were forced to wait in a huge queue. After a heated argument with officials from the sub registrar’s office, six women from the Congress Mahila Committee ... Read More »

Eyes on the win

Star of the week NT KURIOCITY Abhijeet Dhere, a student of class 8 of Adarsh V V High School, Margao has won many accolades in gymnastics within a few years of his training.  Recently, he has been selected for the International Aerobics Gymnastic Asian Cup at Delhi. A total of 18 gymnasts were selected from all over India including Abhijeet. ... Read More »

Customers worried about RBI embargo on Mapusa urban bank: Natekar

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA The chairman of Mapusa Urban Cooperative Bank of Goa Ltd Gurudas Natekar said that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which imposed an embargo on restricting withdrawals to a limit of upto Rs 1,000 have left customers worried. Natekar said that he will be meeting RBI officials to get more clarification on the restrictions imposed. While ... Read More »

Central govt official briefed on MPT projects under Sagarmala Scheme

NT NETWORK VASCO The joint secretary (Sagarmala), Ministry of Shipping Kailash Agarwal visited the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) on Tuesday and took stock of the various projects which are in the pipeline. Agarwal was welcomed by MPT chairman I Jeyakumar. This was his first visit to the MPT. MPT chairman Jeyakumar, deputy chairman G P Rai, heads of departments and ... Read More »

‘India to overtake UK to become 5th largest economy next year’

PTI   NEW DELHI India is likely to surpass the UK to become the world’s fifth largest economy next year on growing consumption and strong economic activity, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday. He also exuded confidence that India would be among the top three global economies in the next 10-20 years. “This year, in terms of size, we have ... Read More »