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The war among ants

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi We are lucky that the 13,000 ant species, discovered till now, are small. Even if they were the size of cats, they would be the rulers of the universe by now, would have discovered ways to reach Mars, and colonise the moon, would have solved any mathematical or gravitational problems, would have built weapons without metal etc. …

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Politicians must evolve with the times

Karan Thapar “Would you accept our politicians are a rum lot?” That’s how Pertie began the conversation. He was exercised by the response of Maharashtra politicians to the recent Supreme Court ruling relaxing the stringent conditions imposed by the state government on dance bars in Mumbai. Now that’s not a subject at my old fingertips but a little digging around …

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Will ‘behen’ be Congress’ counter to ‘behenji’ in UP?

Barkha Dutt Priyanka Gandhi’s dramatic, front-foot entry into politics has galvanised Congress cadres and thrown the BJP into sheer confusion. There is a certain audacity and boldness to her debut as general secretary of Uttar Pradesh, East, the political stomping ground of chief minister, Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. But now that Rahul Gandhi has decided to appoint …

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Boats Ahoy!

That the anatomically modern humans – Homo sapiens, and possibly the Homo species that preceded it, moved out of Africa, and into the rest of the world, is by now an accepted fact. But what is not very clear is the route that they followed. However, it is generally believed that they took a coastal route – from the coast …

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Qatar is champ; India on the right track

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Football in Asia is changing for the better. If people in India were overwhelmed by their country’s performance during the AFC Asian Cup, Qatar took many by surprise. Few had expected such a performance. When Australia, Iran and Japan were expected to hog the limelight, Qatar stole the thunder. Being ready for the unexpected is what makes football …

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CoA squabble regressive, overreaction to Pandya- Rahul issue foolish

AYAZ MEMON After a fortnight of agonising uncertainty, Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul can breathe somewhat easy. The indefinite suspension they were under has been lifted by the Committee Of Administrators on the advice of new Amicus Curiae PS Narsimha pending the appointment of, and adjudication on allegations against the players, by an ombudsman. In that sense, their return …

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Telling the Goa story, in unusual ways

Frederick Noronha When I look back, it seems like yesterday; actually, it was a good thirty years ago. I vividly recall my surprise on coming across an unusual and unexpected article. It struck me like a bolt from the blue while spending time scanning through periodicals in my favourite space at the old Goa University campus library (when it was …

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Liston is a good player

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES There are two teams from Goa participating in two national football events- a league and a tournament- and both appear to be painted by a similar brush. Their tone may vary but some similarities are distinct. Churchill Brothers FC and FC Goa are the two teams. The former is representing Goa in the I-league while the latter is …

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FIFA’s boss wants to remake the game. Europe wants no part of it

FIFA’s proposals to expand the Club World Cup and to create a new global Nations League similar to the recently created UEFA version has the backing of officials from South America, Africa and Asia reflects THE NEW YORK TIMES FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s plans to reorder world soccer are being stymied by a familiar foe: Europe. Since proposing several major …

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Researching the ‘reclusive’ pancreas

A surgeon and researcher, Savio George Barreto has recently co-edited a book, ‘Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas and Biliary Tree’, authored by leading pancreatobiliary surgeons from major medical institutions around the world. NT NETWORK in an interview with the surgeon Danuska Da Gama I NT NETWORK George Savio Barreto completed his fellowship in gastrointestinal (GI) and hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgical oncology …

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