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Invest more in new mothers at work

Lalita Panicker Some time ago, The Economist published a cover story which focused on the women missing from the workforce in India. It held out the tempting figure of 27 per cent as the addition to the economy if the workforce was to be rebalanced. On this front, there is really very little good news. Indian women are less likely …

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Political fights are turning personal

Shashi Shekhar Political manuscripts are often written in a clandestine manner. The seeds of thoughts are sown by someone, they sprout somewhere else, and no one knows until the harvest who will actually get the produce. Last week, when the leaders of the major opposition parties gathered at Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar’s house in Delhi, journalists covering the …

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Teotonio- A historian with a scientific outlook

Nandkumar M Kamat In the death of one of Goa’s internationally most famous post liberation Indo-Portuguese historian Teotónio Rosário de Souza (affectionately known as Teo) (18 February 1947 – 20 February 2019) in Lisbon, scientists have lost a friend, an ally, and a staunch supporter. The Society of Jesus to which he belonged to will always be proud of him …

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Goa too needs its writers

By Frederick Noronha Maybe because I’ve been at it since the age of 19, I tend to believe that writers, journalists and media persons are a crucial requirement in any society. Good, conscientious, non-egoistical, non-cynical and hard-working writers (it’s not easy to manage all that, of course) can really help to understand society, focus on its problems, and even work …

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PUBG Mobile zombie mode: New features you may have missed in ‘Survive Till Dawn’

PUBG Mobile 0.11.0 brings the long awaited Resident Evil 2 collaboration with zombies. Zombie: Survive Till Dawn is a new event mode on Erangel map but for a limited time. This brings zombies and bosses from Resident Evil 2 on Erangel map which players have to fight against to get resources and items. 5 ways to ‘Survive’ Till Dawn, and …

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ARCHOS launches Diamond and Oxygen series phones

Prajyot Mainkar ARCHOS has launched Diamond-a 6.39-inch Full-HD+AMOLED display smartphone with 2340X1080 pixels of resolution. It is powered by Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P70 12nm processor with 900MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. It packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The scope of expansion is up to 1TB using microSD card. The phone comes with Android v9.0 Pie edition and …

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Keralites who made Goa home

The Keralite community in Goa dates back to the post liberation years. Fifty-eight years later NT NETWORK delves into what brought them here and more Alisha Nicole Carvalho | NT NETWORK The idyllic state of Kerala along the Malabar Coast is not without its share of locals who have left the State, many of whom moved to Goa several decades …

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So, how smart are goats?

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Someone rescued a goat from the slaughterhouse and gave him to the Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre. We allowed him to run free and soon he was the leader of a pack of dogs who followed him everywhere. When people gathered round to talk, while they were waiting for their animals outside the OPD, he would often …

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BJP Government’s timing on corruption is all wrong

Barkha Dutt In a multitude of uncertainties about the 2019 polls, there is one fact we can all agree on: This will not be a wave election. There is neither an upsurge of support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor any sort of mass rage against him (of the kind the Congress had to face in 2014). On the ground, …

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An ancient faith

Here we attempt a superficial description of what appears to be the defining characteristics of the kumlbi religion. This is only an attempt; because it is difficult to capture the kumlbi idea of god in conventional terms; for it does not seem to conform to any theological ideas we are used to. So we use a sort of neti neti …

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