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Chasing the rainbow

Zomato and White owl hosted ‘Over the Rainbow’ an event dedicated to the LGBT community in Goa at Ripples Gastropub, Calangute. The event was curated to celebrate the pride month and provide a social platform for the members of the LGBT community. “Such events curated for a noble cause help us connect with society and make us feel proud about …

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Police-public connect

The Verna Police Station headed by police inspector Sandesh Chodankar along with the Verna Police Crocs and Cops Community policing unit headed by Anish Quenim in association with the Nagoa Panchayat headed by sarpanch Maria Cabral organised a first-of-its-kind police-public interaction wherein police persons could learn about the concerns within their jurisdiction and address it firsthand. The platform allowed purposeful …

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Breaking the taboo

In several parts of Goa, the topic of menstruation brings with it the allied cases of stigma and shame. It is precisely this taboo that the campaign ‘Healthy India’ launched by Phoenix Women’s Wing Self Help Group (PWWSHG), Valpoi tackles through its menstrual hygiene awareness campaign launched in various school of Goa. Speaking to The Navhind Times, president, PWWSHG, Shuneza Khan …

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‘The audience is viewing films in right context’

If Kabir Singh has left a section of the audience appalled at its misogynistic attitude, one can’t deny that the film has also managed to resonate with several cinegoers and mint over `200 crore in the process. Shahid Kapoor is in a happy place as he enjoys his biggest hit as a solo hero. “The love that the film has …

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Goa’s lone company making organic fertilizer chugs on

With the government trying to set up clusters of organic farms, Goa’s only bio-fertiliser unit Cosme Biotech Pvt. Ltd., is hoping for turnaround in its fortunes.  The plant located in the verdant forests of Sarvona, Bicholim, is a modern production facility designed as per international standards. However it operates in isolation with few Goans aware of its existence. It is …

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Goa’s labour laws rigid, says Economic Survey of India

Reflecting complaints from local industry of long overdue changes in labour laws, Goa is classified as an ‘inflexible’ state in labour policies and placed third from the bottom in the index of labour reform in the recently published, Economic Survey of India 2018-19. The index is based on findings from 21 states. It reveals Goa’s score in labour responsiveness as …

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Tackling the menace of fake degrees

By Sanjiv Nadkarni There have been innumerable instances of people trying to get jobs using fake degrees. Last year Delhi Police busted a PAN-India racket that involved 40 agents. They had already sold over 50,000 fake degrees and certificates of nearly 30 universities and boards in India. A degree was sold for over a lakh of rupees. It is no …

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Industry bats for Vibrant Goa summit

The Vibrant Goa Summit, to be held in the state in October 17-19, received a boost with the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) deciding to support the expo. This was disclosed by Manoj Caculo, the newly elected president of GCCI to the Vibrant Goa foundation (VGF) on Thursday, last week. The GCCI letter said, “For  quite  some  time  …

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Pros and cons of free ride for women

By DM Deshpande The Delhi government has announced that it will make travel by bus and Metro free for women in about three month time. The first response is that, it is more a sop for a state that is going to polls shortly. The decision has evoked some intense debate in the media. At the outset, it is a …

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When it is not a rainy day

Not infrequently I come across someone who tells me that he or she has invested or intends to invest in a life insurance policy. This happens probably most of the time under the influence of an ‘insurance agent’. But it can spell disaster for the investor. Therefore it is better if we beware of the common tendency of mistaking life …

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