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AirAsia keen on making Goa its base

PANAJI: Goan boy Tony Fernandes, founder of AirAsia, made a flying visit to Goa on Thursday accompanied by Ratan Tata, former chairman of the Tata Group, and other members of his team. The Tatas have a 30 per cent stake in AirAsia (India), and the presence of Tata along with key officials of the airline like Subramanian Ramadorai, non-executive chairman …

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Tibetans inherited high-altitude gene from ancient human

Washington: In a ground breaking discovery, researchers have found that Tibetans were able to adapt to high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of humans they helped push to extinction. This is the first time a gene from another human species has been shown unequivocally to have helped modern humans adapt to …

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Study smart, work hard and be motivated: Soham Gaunekar

How does it feel to know that you topped the IIT JEE exam in Goa? I expected to qualify with a decent rank. However, before the results were declared I prepared myself for the worst while hoping to qualify with an all India rank in the top 3000. I had studied extremely hard leading up to the JEE advanced examination. …

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A Face in the Crowd

BY MARIA FERNANDES A TYBA student of Psychology at St Xavier’s College, Mapusa, Luanna has been writing since the age of seven. Her first attempt at poetry was ‘My House’. Recognising her talent and in an attempt to encourage the budding writer-daughter, her parents got her poem to appear in the local daily. “Writing came naturally to me,” she reminisces, …

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Toward a Drug Free State

Positive People and Human Touch organized a rally on June 26 to mark the international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking. The rally was flagged off by DySP South Goa, Mohan Naik and Superintendent of Narcotics Control Bureau Jeetendra Ranjan in presence of Project Director of Goa State AIDS Control Society Vandana Patankar, and Secretary of Positive People and …

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Felicitation of SSC Students

The management of Ideal High school Taleigao honoured SSC toppers on June 28. The students were awarded with a cash prize sponsored by the Chairman of Santo Minguel Education Trust, Atanasio Monseratte. Nandkishore Subhedar was the chief guest for the felicitation function. The teachers were also awarded by the management for their efforts in achieving success in the SSC examination. …

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Direct communication with people critical for governance, says Modi to Sandberg

New Delhi: With the government using social media like never before, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg that direct communication with people is critical for governance. The Prime Minister said on his Facebook page that he had a very fruitful meeting with Sandberg, who called on Modi to discuss her ideas about connectivity. Modi, …

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Special paramilitary unit takes over Parliament security

New Delhi: A special commando-trained squad of paramilitary troops has taken over security duties at the Parliament House complex, days before the first Budget Session of the new government commences. The commandos and security personnel of this squad called the Parliament Duty Group (PDG) is drawn from country’s largest paramilitary force– the Central Reserve Police Force and it was first …

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Germany face France acid test

RIO DE JANEIRO: A European presence in the World Cup semifinals is assured as Germany and France meet at the Maracana on Friday, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the second round that exposed frailties in both teams. Contesting a quarterfinal for the ninth straight World Cup, the Germans will start as slight favourites because of their vast experience …

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Bhati-Sanguem primary school in SHAMBLES

SANGUEM: The Government primary and middle school in Bhati, Sanguem is in a dilapidated condition, posing a risk to the students. It is learnt that the school is yet to receive any assistance from the concerned authorities. Speaking about the condition of the school, the teachers, citing a recent incident, said that last Friday the roof and ceiling of the …

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