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Thyroid disorders: a rising healthcare burden

January has been marked as the month for Thyroid Awareness. And with the surge in the number of thyroid-related health issues, NT BUZZ gets you some important details Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Thyroid is a two-lobed butterfly shaped, endocrine gland which sits below the Adam’s apple and plays various roles in bodily functions —through the steady release of …

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The fab four

‘Sanam’, a band of four musicians deeply revered for their renditions of old classics like ‘Lag Jaa Gale’, ‘Mere Mehboob’, ‘Dil Kya Kare’, and now making waves again with their original compositions, were recently in Goa. NT BUZZ speaks to the boys RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Having done a number of shows in Goa, mostly private, ‘Sanam’, a band …

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KA invites entries for tiatr competition

NT BUZZ Kala Academy Goa has invited entries from interested tiatr groups for participation in the sixth tiatr ‘B’ group competition to be held at Ravindra Bhavan, Vasco from the first week of March onwards. The last date for submission of entry forms for the tiatr ‘B’ group competition is January 28 by 4 p.m. The entry forms will be …

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Pedal power

NT BUZZ The Fit India Mission under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Goa organised the inaugural event of ‘Fit India Cyclothon’ event in Goa. The Cyclothon was flagged off by union minister of youth affairs and sports, Kiren Rijiju along with the Chief Minister of Goa …

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Maharashtra’s bordering beaches eat into Goa tourism pie

To add to the problem of the decreasing tourist footfalls, beaches in the Goa- Maharashtra border are giving stiff competition to tourism in the state, finds out Bhiva P Parab The once lesser known and little-isolated bordering beaches in Maharashtra like the Shiroda beach which is more popularly known as the Paradise beach, Redi beach, Vengurla beach, and Mochemaad beach …

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One-year wait for hallmarked gold jewellery

The Goa Gold Dealers Association is welcomed the mandatory gold hallmarking order that was announced recently. The order comes into effect from January 15 2021, reports Team B&C In a long awaited move that is beneficial to consumers the government is made it compulsory for all jewelers to sell only hallmarked gold.   As per the government notification only registered …

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Multiple platforms of advertising now, says Goa’s ad veteran

Ad professional, Kedar Dhume talks to Shoma Patnaik of the changes taking place in the Goan advertising industry and also of online competition for organizers of exhibitions and trade shows Seasoned player in the Goan advertising industry Kedar Dhume, says that, he considers public relations (PR) his forte which is why he took to his chosen field so easily.    …

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Gold loan market to touch Rs 4,617 billion by 2022

India’s gold loan market is expected to reach Rs 4,617 billion by 2022 at a five-year compounded annual growth rate of 13.4 per cent, a KPMG report said. The 2018-19 fiscal year saw gold loan companies aggressively expanding their branch network across the northern and eastern states in the country, according to the report.   “Moving forward, these companies are …

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Global talent crunch hits record high

Attracting and retaining skilled workers has become a challenging affair as 54 per cent of companies globally reported talent shortages, the highest in over a decade, according to a new research by ManpowerGroup.   According to the research, 54 per cent of companies reported skill shortages with businesses in 36 out of 44 countries finding it more difficult to attract …

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Fear of stagflation: no need for knee-jerk reaction

By DM Deshpande There is palpable anguish, well almost everywhere in the economy. First came the bad news that the nation’s economy is growing at the slowest pace in forty years! And worse, last week official data relating to retail inflation was released. At 7.35 per cent  it is the steepest rise not seen since July 2014.   So here …

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