Friday , 24 May 2019


The spot

Is the bindi a fashion statement, a caste mark or a marriage symbol? It is all three. Placed within contemporary perspectives, it is debatable whether it is popular television that has resurrected the bindi as a cosmetic to enhance the feminine image of woman. BY SHOMA A CHATTERJI History shows that men of royalty, priestly families and high caste men ... Read More »

Margao fair vendors complain of forcible collection of sopo

  MARGAO : Occupants of around 30 stalls put up at Margao fair on Wednesday complained to the vice-chairperson of Margao Municipal Council Dhananjay Mayenkar, who is holding charge of chairperson since Arthur D’Silva is on leave, claiming that an occupant was beaten up by the sopo collector when he refused to pay Rs 15,000 demanded by him. Read More »

Gandharva Choir on May 14

NT BUZZ Kala Academy organises a performance of “Gandharva Choir” on May 14 from 6 p.m. onwards at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, Panaji. Creative, innovative, experimental, the Gandharva choir has presented hundreds of striking performances of Indian Choral Music in India and abroad during the last three decades. The Choir is affiliated to the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi which ... Read More »

MP asks govt not to hold Indo-Pak cricket series

PTI NEW DELHI:  A BJP member in Lok Sabha today asked the government not to hold an Indo-Pak cricket series questioning the need for having sporting ties with a country which shelters terrorists responsible for carrying out attacks in India. Former Union home secretary and BJP MP R K Singh said at a time when terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed is ... Read More »

Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke award

MUMBAI: Veteran actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor was Sunday conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award at the landmark Prithvi Theatre here by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley. Read More »

Ponda lacks space to allocate vending zones  

PONDA: Though Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) has taken a resolution to implement Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 under which activities of street vendors in public areas can be regulated and vending zones notified. But due to non-availability of enough space, the civic body has failed to do much. According to PMC sources, there ... Read More »

GEMS presents Young Entrepreneur Awards

PANAJI: Goa Biz Fest 2015 recently concluded with a platform for a confluence of entrepreneurs, ranging the entire spectrum from aspirational to achievers. With the presence of over hundreds of businessmen across the state and captains of industry across the nation, GEMS instituted three awards to deserving young business entrepreneurs in Goa. The awards were bestowed at the hands of ... Read More »

Dabolim should be sole airport, resolves Margao anti-Mopa meet

NT NETWORK MARGAO: In a largely attended public meeting organised by the Goa Public Forum at the Margao’s  historic Lohia Maidan on Friday, it was  strongly resolved that Dabolim airport should be the sole airport for Goa and that the construction of the second airport at Mopa is purely  not in the interest of the Goans. Speaking on the occasion, ... Read More »