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Modi takes oath as PM for second term

New Delhi: Narendra Modi was on Thursday sworn in as the Prime Minister for a second term helming a 58-member ministry with BJP chief Amit Shah making his debut at the Centre and former foreign secretary S Jaishankar emerging as a surprise pick while party veteran Sushma Swaraj was among the outgoing ministers who found no place. Wearing a beige …

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Big Ben strikes for England

London: Ben Stokes starred in all departments as England began their quest to win the World Cup with a 104-run thrashing of South Africa in the tournament opener at the Oval on Thursday. The all-rounder top-scored with 89 in England’s 311 for eight, held a brilliant catch in the outfield and took two for 12, including the last wicket, as …

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The goal seeker

RAMANDEEP KAUR NT KURIOCITY When the boys’ in her primary school used to kick around soft toys and play, Josline D’souza would also join them enthusiastically. However, her interest in football grew in school when the Physical Education teacher Sanjay Vankhande decided to start a girls’ football team, which she immediately became part of. It wasn’t long before she was …

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Detention centre for foreigners inaugurated

Mapusa: Expressing happiness over the setting up of the state’s first foreigner detention centre, which is only the second in the country, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that foreigners staying illegally in the state will now be detained and after following the due procedure, deported to their country. The Chief Minister was speaking to media persons after inaugurating the foreigner …

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Facelift for Panaji fish market before monsoon: Babush

Panaji: A day after taking oath as Panaji MLA, Atanasio Monserrate alias Babush paid a surprise visit to the Panaji market on Wednesday and assured to give the Panaji fish market a facelift soon. Babush, who was accompanied by CCP Commissioner Shashank Tripathy, city Mayor Uday Madkaikar, deputy mayor Pascoela Mascarenhas, former Mayor Surendra Furtado and other councillors, inspected the …

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Passion pitted against determination and ambition

London: His batting conquests are already a stuff of legends and a World Cup victory will be like the ‘Kohinoor’ in ‘King’ Virat Kohli’s crown. His tunnel vision quest for the crowning glory will be littered with many hurdles – which may come in the garb of Steve Smith and David Warner, the Australians who have been longing for a …

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Youth unite against HIV

The first edition of ‘Camp Escape’ for adolescents living with Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV) was held at Dodamarg. The three-day camp was organised by the NGO Positive People and supported by Vianaar Foundation and Lifeline Foundation. During the three-day camp there were various activities, sessions and talks conducted in order to educate children about sexually transmitted diseases; the importance of …

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The taste of success

In a bid to bring to the forefront some of the forgotten Saraswat cuisine recipes passed down through generations, the World Saraswat Food Awards, a concept put together by Global Coast Award Platform was held at Ibis Calangute. The aim was to inspire passion among professional and home chefs through a cook-off and put India in its rightful position as …

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Lobo administers oath of office to 4 new MLAs

Panaji: The newly elected four legislators took oath as members of the Goa Legislative Assembly on Tuesday thus restoring the strength of the House to 40. Acting Speaker Michael Lobo administered the oath to all the four MLAs, who include Dayanand Sopte, BJP MLA of Mandrem; Joshua D’Souza, BJP MLA of Mapusa; Subhash Shirodkar, BJP MLA of Shiroda and Atanasio …

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All you knead is love

CHRISTINE MACHADO For many people, the day usually begins with a cup of coffee and a meal of bread. And for Goans, nothing quite beats the whiff and taste of traditional Goan breads especially the popular ‘pao’, ‘unde’ and ‘poie’, often delivered to the doorstep piping hot, by the ‘poder’ (bread man). And while these breads are available at bakeries …

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