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Researching the ‘reclusive’ pancreas

A surgeon and researcher, Savio George Barreto has recently co-edited a book, ‘Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas and Biliary Tree’, authored by leading pancreatobiliary surgeons from major medical institutions around the world. NT NETWORK in an interview with the surgeon Danuska Da Gama I NT NETWORK George Savio Barreto completed his fellowship in gastrointestinal (GI) and hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgical oncology …

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SC’s position on Sabarimala is correct

Karan Thapar Rahul Gandhi’s recent admission that he’s changed his position on the Sabarimala issue and can now see “validity in both arguments” raises an interesting question: is he being honest or simply politically convenient if not lazy? The truth is I know several other people who also find it difficult to take a firm stand on one or other …

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Everything vegan

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi There are so many opportunities for vegans now. Here are some more ideas of how to earn money and change the world: You don’t have to sacrifice fashion for a more compassionate lifestyle. Many high fashion elegant products are made from recycled polyester. Cruelty-free shoes, belts, and wallets are sold in on and off line shops now, …

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Question the government on Rafale

Srinath Raghavan The Rafale deal is back in the news. Writing in The Hindu, its former editor N Ram has shown why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government ended up paying substantially more for 36 fighter aircraft. The article has drawn the ire of the government’s votaries and their responses merit scrutiny. But we also need to go beyond the …

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Pio Gama Pinto, a rare Goan of another era

Frederick Noronha In my college days, a friend (who was also a colleague and co-villager, if not mistaken) shared with me a photocopy of a slender booklet. It was titled, “Pio Gama Pinto – Independent Kenya’s First Martyr”. It intrigued me, and promptly went into my collection of Goan books. But not before reading it carefully, and being myself mesmerised …

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BJP’s 2019 strategy is pretty clear

Shashi Shekhar India is immersed in political debates as the Lok Sabha (LS) polls draw nearer. During these discussions, we often hear that the 2019 general elections will be different and tough compared to the one in 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the aggressive leader of the BJP, Amit Shah, too understand this fact well. That’s why they have …

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Of islands and archipelagos

As we said before, the mainline story of human evolution seems to miss the best of the action, as it largely glosses over the genetic diversity of the Indian subcontinent. The large number of deep-rooting human mitochondrial DNA lineages (maternal DNA) emerging from both the major haplogroups in the Indian subcontinent, M and N, indicate that probably it received the …

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Achieving heights in India’s FMCG sector

Sujoy Gupta Strategy consultant Sangeeta Talwar’s business autobiography looks at three decades of her career in India’s FMCG sector At first glance the book cover troubled me. Authors who promise anybody anything in two minutes usually write with one eye on the keyboard and the other on the cash till. Sangeeta Talwar turns out to be different. She has authored …

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If only she could speak…

Luis Dias Information about our beloved Panaji icon, the Mermaid, in the garden (in front of the District and Sessions Court) that has taken her name ever since she was installed there is not so easily forthcoming. We do know from Vasco Pinho’s recent tome, ‘My Unforgettable Panjim’ ( Meu Pangim Inesquecível’) that the statue was inaugurated at the time …

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Xiaomi set to launch Redmi Note 7 in India

Prajyot Mainkar X iaomi is set to launch Redmi Note 7 in India. The phone features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display sporting Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The device comes with Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 512 GPU. The screen resolution is 2340 pixels x 1080 pixels. The phone runs on Android v9.0 …

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