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Windsurfing camp at Dona Paula PANAJI: Goa Yachting Association (GYA) will hold a windsurfing camp for students from ages 10 to 15 and weight above 30 kgs. The camp will be held from April 29 to May 3 at Dolphin Adventure Sports Pvt Ltd, Hawaii Beach, Dona Paula from 3 pm to 5.30 pm. For more details contact Derrick Menezes ... Read More »

‘The arrangement of a poem is a poem in itself’

Siliguri-based writer Sumana Roy recently did a poetry reading from her latest poetry collection ‘Out of Syllabus’ in Goa. She spoke to NT BUZZ about the struggles of getting published, why she chooses not to change people’s names in her work, and how her first ever novel is missing! CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ When Sumana Roy first began writing ... Read More »

Pay Rs 120-cr dues or vacate Wankhede: Maharashtra Govt tells MCA

PTI Mumbai The Maharashtra government has sent a notice to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) asking it to pay Rs 120 crore towards unpaid dues and lease renewal, failing which it will have to vacate premises of the iconic Wankhede Stadium in south Mumbai. The notice, issued by Mumbai City collector Shivaji Jondhale on April 16, stated that if MCA ... Read More »

Chelsea held by Burnley; dent Champions League hopes

AFP London Chelsea accused Burnley of time-wasting and playing “anti-football” after Blues boss Maurizio Sarri was sent off before a touchline skirmish marred their frustrating 2-2 draw on Monday. Sarri’s side fell behind to Jeff Hendrick’s fine finish before N’Golo Kante equalised moments later. In a frantic opening 24 minutes at Stamford Bridge, Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea ahead, only for ... Read More »

‘Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings a revenge attack’

For attacks at two mosques in Christchurch PTI Colombo Sri Lanka’s worst terror attack targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday was carried out by local Islamist extremists in retaliation for the mosque shootings in New Zealand, a senior minister informed Parliament on Tuesday, citing results of the initial probe. Addressing an emergency session of Parliament to discuss Sunday’s ... Read More »

Indian-origin ‘Yogi’ wins ward assembly elections in Japan

Japan is neat and everyone was kind, Yogi said PTI Tokyo A 41-year-old Indian-origin Japanese, who goes by the nickname “Yogi”, has been elected to Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward assembly, becoming the first Indian to win an election in Japan. Puranik Yogendra, a naturalised Japanese, secured 6,477 votes, the fifth highest of the 226,561 valid ballots cast, in the April 21 ... Read More »

Powerful quake hits Philippines Tuesday

AP Porac A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country’s north and left at least 16 people dead, including in a collapsed supermarket, where rescuers scrambled to find survivors. The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of Tuesday’s quake at 6.4, while the local seismology agency said it ... Read More »

Past govts didn’t care about India’s security: Modi

IANS Bhubaneswar Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the past Congress governments, saying they were only concerned about the interest of a ‘namdar’ family, not the country’s security. He added that these “incompetent and scared” governments also failed to demonstrate India’s defence capability in space. “Balasore recorded its name in history with Mission Shakti, which was conducted from here. ... Read More »

1 killed in violence-marred Bengal polls

IANS Kolkata One Congress worker was killed in clashes outside a polling booth, and hurling of bombs, bids to intimidate voters and EVM snags marred the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Tuesday. Around 68 per cent voting was recorded in the five constituencies — Balurghat, Malda North, Malda South, Jangipur and Murshidabad — till 3 ... Read More »

Modi Has Picked Up A Liability In Sadhvi’s Form

S KAMAT, ALTO ST CRUZ In nominating Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal, the BJP will meet its Waterloo in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Narendra Modi’s impudence in first approving her nomination and then defending it will come a cropper as May 23 comes around. The BJP poll pundits may have done their calculations while giving her the ticket but one ... Read More »