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Zia loses court battle on corruption charges

DHAKA: Bangladesh Supreme Court today rejected the petitions of opposition leader Khaleda Zia, who challenged the legality of the appointment of a lower court judge who indicted her in two graft cases, paving the way for her trial on corruption charges.

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The Chandreshwar Heights

By Mini Vijayan The season of field trips commence towards the end of the monsoon season. A curriculum-prescribed one-day field trip was planned for botany students of Semester I and V of Carmel College, Goa.

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Unbeatable Dance Academy to organise ‘Thunder Nite-14’

NT NETWORK VASCO: Unbeatable Dance Academy, Vasco, will be organising ‘Thunder Nite-14’, an all India group dance championship in the town in order to mark its 14th anniversary. The audition for the championship is currently being held in Belgaum at Gomatesh Vidyapeeth College. The organisers have urged the teams from the state desirous of participating in the championship to submit …

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Akanksha wins Maharashtra junior open squash tourney

NT NETWORK PANAJI: Dempo Goodwill Ambassador Akanksha Salunkhe won the Maharashtra Junior Open Squash Tournament defeating Aishwarya Bhattacharya 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 in the finals held in Mumbai on Sunday. Akanksha, who had won the tournament last year as well, was seeded second and given direct entry into the quarters, where she outclassed Aditi Prasad of Maharashtra 11-3, 11-2, 11-1, and …

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Karnataka trawler capsizes off Vasco coast; crew rescued

NT NETWORK VASCO: A fishing trawler from Malpe, Mangalore-Karnataka capsized off Vasco bay near Khariwada shore on Saturday afternoon; however, the crew onboard was rescued. According to local fishermen, the trawler had ventured into the Arabian sea a couple of days back and while it was off Goa coast, it encountered a technical snag and further, while it was being …

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Bar Be Que restaurant re-opens at Mapusa

PANAJI: Mayur Punjab Bar Be Que Restaurant established in Mapusa in 1977 by Harcharan Singh Chaddha has now re-opened with better services and an improved image. Son of Harcharan Singh Chaddha, Parminder Singh Chaddha who has been instrumental in giving  Mayur Punjab a new look, recalls that it was way back in  1977 when they had just started that they …

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Monginis outlet opens at Vasco

VASCO: Vasco MLA and chairman of Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd, Carlos Almeida, recently inaugurated the Monginis Cake Shop at Vasco. The franchisee is a joint venture of two partners, Munir Khan and Ibrahim Shaikh. KTCL director Deepak Naik, partners of Monginis Cake Shop, Munir Khan and Ibrahim Shaikh, former councillor Iqbal Shaikh, Atmaram Narvekar, and others were present on the …

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Sporting hold Salgaocar to 1-1 draw

FC Goa to open campaign against ChennaiMAPUSA: Sporting Clube de Goa held Salgaocar Football Club to a 1-1 draw in the GFA’s Professional League match played at Duler stadium, here on Tuesday. Barring a couple of U-20 players, both the teams fielded a string of I-League players. Salgaocar lost a glorious chance to take the lead in the very 5th …

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Balotelli set for shock Liverpool switch

ROME: Mario Balotelli was set for a shock move to Liverpool Thursday as AC Milan acknowledged that the controversial Italy striker was on his way out. The Milanese club have agreed to let the 24-year-old move to Anfield in a transfer worth 20 million euros (16 million pounds, $27 million), according to reports in England and Italy. A Milan spokesman …

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Time running out for Iraqis besieged by jihadists

DOHUK (IRAQ): Time was running out for thousands of Iraqis trapped by jihadists, with the US today saying it was assessing rescue options and the UN warning of “potential genocide”. The United States has carried out air strikes against members of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in the area of Mount Sinjar, where the UN refugee agency says up …

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