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Proposal for introduction of vocational subject in schools gets government panel nod

PANAJI: The committee appointed by the government to decide about the introduction of a vocational subject in Goan schools at the secondary level, on Friday, gave a green signal to this proposal and appointed the co-ordinators for the same. The chairman of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Jose Remedios Rebello who attended the meeting of the committee …

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Issue of abuse of drugs by students: kiosks raided in Ponda, Mapusa

PANAJI: Anti-Narcotic Cell (ANC) of the police along with the intelligence officers of Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) and inspectors of Food and Drugs Administration jointly raided a number of kiosks in the vicinity of educational institutions in Ponda and Mapusa on Friday. However, according to information, the joint team did not found any banned substances or drugs. According to information, …

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Harvalem panchayat election tomorrow

BICHOLIM: The elections to the newly formed Harvalem Panchayat in the Bicholim taluka will be held on Sunday. The campaign for the elections came to an end on Thursday evening. All together 23 candidates are in the fray. Out of the five wards of the panchayat, ward number 2 and 5 are reserved for women. The government machinery is fully …

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Only Guru can guide us towards the path leading to God

One has to enquire with someone else while looking for an address in an unknown city. Similarly, only a Guru can give us God’s address, hence we need a Guru. If we are unable to swim, then we need a boat to get us to the other side of the river. Similarly, to get across the ocean of life, we …

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Put your flags up in the sky

It was in the initial stages of the FIFA world cup tournament and we were enjoying it at one of the many beautifully decked up restaurants around the Panaji city. This particular place, like many others had a huge screen, and also lots of tiny flags of all countries that had reached the 32 team stage. So there we sat …

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“Bolava Vitthal” devotional music concert comes to Goa

Goa is all set to celebrate the auspicious occasion of ‘Aashaadi Ekadashi’ on a grand musical note. India’s best-known devotional music concert “Bolava Vitthal” is being brought to Goa by Pancham Nishad, an organisation set up to preserve and promote the rich traditional performing arts of India. Bolava Vitthal is a unique concert of abhangs and devotional songs dedicated to …

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Iftar—meal after sunset

Sheer Khurma instantly comes to my mind at the mention of the holy month of Ramadan. Even though many of us don’t fast, we gladly give our Muslim brethren company. And of course it is a good opportunity to savour some lip-smacking delicacies like haleem, kaleji, kebabs, among others which are made especially during this month. Traditionally, one breaks a …

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Wake up to gourmet breakfasts

Located off 18th June Road, behind Broadway Book Store in Panjim, French Patisserie – Delicieux, lends an unexpected touch of posh to the city’s dreary clump of commercial complexes and dusty stores. I visited Delicieux on a particularly wet Sunday morning when it appeared like the entire city had decided to stay indoors rather than wander out for a lazy …

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Black and white photography rules!

I remember the first photo I clicked. It was a black-and-white photo which I clicked on college analog camera Nikon FM10. Each frame was rationed so every photography student got equal number of shots, by our teacher Anthony D’Souza. So, were the bromide papers for final black-and-white print. So many things went into planning before the shoots right from what …

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Food And Fitness

Celiac sprue is a disease commonly known as gluten sensitivity. Also known as celiac disease, non – tropical sprue or gluten induced enteropathy, it is a chronic inflammatory disorder of intestine. The symptoms observed are stomach ache, diarrhoea or severe pain in the abdomen, that are generally seen after eating wheat gluten, rye, barley or any food product that contains …

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