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In His holy footsteps

Fr Walter de Sa The holy season of Lent is drawing to a close. It ends on Maundy Thursday. No doubt, we have made serious attempts during this season to seek our own metanoia through fast, prayer, and deeds of mercy. From Maundy Thursday, we begin the Easter Triduum, leading us to the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection on Easter …

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A song for the pandemic

Budding music composer, producer, and lyricist, Medhaj VS Dempo has come up with a Konkani song ‘Vach Corona Vach’ (Go Corona Go). NT BUZZ speaks to the teenager RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ While the novel coronavirus outbreak has caused panic, people are also choosing to lighten the mood by coming out with memes and videos revolving around the topic. …

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Remembering an actress par excellence

Late Konkani actress Mohana Cabral was equally at ease on the tiatr stage and in Hindi films. She also sang some memorable duets, which are still played on the radio even today JP PEREIRA One of the top artistes in the late 40’s and 50’s, Mohana Cabral, who hailed from Socorro, Bardez was born on February 3, 1929. She and …

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The summer green scene

Miguel Braganza Mercury has risen to the temperature of 36 degrees Celsius by noon and dipping to 24 degrees by 5 a.m. Those who have planted yard-long beans, Vigna sesquipedalis known locally as vir-vir are already enjoying the harvest. Those who have not yet planted can pick a few matured beans from them and sun-dry to get seeds. This is …

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Who’ll get it right over Covid-19?

Frederick Noronha In the past week, the BBC World Service was a good outlet to keep company with, via the smart phone. It’s often a pleasure to listen to the Beeb; this used to be a far more common radio habit for many in the Goa of the past. Today, radio isn’t that popular and the BBC has far fewer …

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COVID-19 effect: Cement demand hit

Cement demand is likely to affect adversely due to the lockdown to control coronavirus infection and would recover only in the second half of 2020-21 post the monsoon season, according to a report. While production, as well as offtake, is likely to be practically nil during the lockdown period, even post removal of lockdown, there may be the impact on …

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Friends unite for covid-19 food relief

With survival at stake during the ongoing lockdown, friends based in Saligao who are running a relief kitchen to feed the hungry under ‘Give for Goa’ initiative deserve a special mention, says Shoma Patnaik The unexpected food crisis in the state where many especially the daily wage workers, labourers, individuals living in PG digs and the elderly had no food …

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Getting the numbers right on migrant labourers in Goa

By Nitin Kunkolienker Estimating the number of migrant labour correctly is important during times of crisis such as coronavirus ordered lockdown. The state has substantial migrants deployed in sectors such as manufacturing, tourism, construction, government projects and security and housekeeping services. In addition migrants are also employed in cities doing garbage collection work, as domestic help and in hospitals or …

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Economic package: how much is adequate?

By DM Deshpande At any other time a bailout package of Rs 1.7 lakh crores translating to 0.8 per cent of GDP would have been hailed as huge, well, by Indian standards. But not now, when the spread and toll Covid 19 has taken worldwide. Worse, no one knows how much more pain is in store as we look at …

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Filargyría virus epidemic

By Tensing Rodrigues The Filargyría virus can be as hazardous to investment as the coronavirus can be to life. But unlike the latter, the Indians are not known to be particularly immune to the filargyría virus. While the coronavirus targets the respiratory system, this one attacks the limbic system which is located in the temporal lobe of human brain. Other …

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