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Panaji, outskirts see 17 new cases

NT NETWORK Panaji Commotion was witnessed at Altinho in Panaji on Friday as ten COVID positive...

16 killed as plane skids runway, falls into valley in Kerala

PTI Kozhikode Sixteen people were killed and several others injured when a Dubai-Calicut Air India Express...

Yet another surge of 259 COVID cases

The state continued to report a high number of coronavirus infections, as Goa’s tally of confirmed cases crossed the 8,000-mark with 259 cases being detected on Saturday. The state also registered two more deaths in the last 24 hours.

Possibility of planes skidding off short Mopa runway dismissed

Director of civil aviation Suresh Shanbhogue brushed aside the possibility of an aircraft landing-related accident at the proposed Mopa International Greenfield Airport

Heavy rain likely over Goa

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rain in Goa over the next four days.


IITian quits Hollywood to design lab in suitcase

NEW DELHI: Village folk may soon have access to accurate medical diagnosis at their doorstep with a miniaturised pathological laboratory packed into a suitcase capable of conducting tests which could lead to early identification of many diseases.

I am innocent, nothing will come out in the case, says Bansal

CHANDIGARH: Maintain-ing that he was innocent, beleaguered former Railway Minister Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, who was forced to resign in the wake of arrest of his nephew on bribery charge, Sunday said “nothing will come out from this case”.

Railway, Law Ministries jinxed in UPA-II?

NEW DELHI: Railway and Law Ministries appear to have become jinxed in recent years.
During the four years of the UPA-II, ministers having these two portfolios have not been able to remain in office for more than two years.

Fin Min detects Rs 400 cr custom duty, tax evasion

NEW DELHI: In its bid to plug revenue leakage, the Finance Ministry has detected custom duty and service tax evasion of at least `400 crore between January and March this year.

Pawan Bansal, Ashwani Kumar sacked from Union cabinet

NEW DELHI: The Railways Minister, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal and the Law Minister, Mr Ashwani Kumar were on Friday night forced to resign by the Congress and the Prime Minister as the government’s image continued to take a severe battering over allegations of corruption and interference with graft probe.

Diesel dearer by 90 paise

NEW DELHI: Diesel prices were on Friday hiked by 90 paise per litre, the fourth increase in rates this year.

1993 Mumbai blasts: SC rejects Sanjay’s review plea

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Barring any last minute reprieve, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will have to surrender before Mumbai jail authorities on May 16 to serve his remaining 42 months sentence, with the Supreme Court on Friday rejecting his plea for reviewing his conviction and five-year prison term in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

Siddaramaiah to be new Karnataka CM

BANGALORE: Mr Siddaramaiah, who led the Congress party’s battle against the Bharatiya Janata Party government’s corruption in Karnataka, was on Friday chosen to be the new Chief Minister in a hotly-contested race, edging out party veteran and Union Labour Minister, Mr M Mallikarjuna Kharge.


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Tackling maggots

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The history of Savadatti and its temple

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What if the universe is conscious?

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