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Of  Privacy And Data Protection THE Supreme Court has rightly rejected the government contention emphasising that there needs to be all encompassing guidelines to ensure privacy and protection of an individual’s personal details. In today’s cyber age, it must be ensured that information is only used for the intended purpose. Nandan Nilekani has cautioned that we must ensure a safe …

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Four openers to choose from, leaves Kohli in a spin

REUTERS COLOMBO India’s clinical performance in thrashing Sri Lanka in the first test in Galle has left captain Virat Kohli facing a problem of plenty at the top of the batting order for the second match of the series this week. The touring side, ranked number one in the world, defeated Sri Lanka by 304 runs inside four days to …

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19-yr-old found with burn injuries succumbs PONDA: A 19-year-old boy, who was found with burn injuries by the side of the road crying for help, on Thursday night at Kundai, succumbed while undergoing treatment at Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim on Friday morning. The deceased has been identified as Rakesh Yadhav (19), who was residing in rented premises in …

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Can everyone become an entrepreneur?

 By Bhasker  Assoldekar*   For an entrepreneur like me who has a manufacturing base in Mumbai but also visits Goa very often, you can’t escape being asked every time questions related to the feasibility and difficulties associated with startups in Goa. Many of them say, “I want my son to venture into business. Do you think he will be successful? …

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Opposition will lead to projects moving out of Goa: Gadkari

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari Saturday said that there is a need for positive development-oriented approach amongst the Goan population to develop the state or else he will not shy away from taking the projects to other states. “We are serious about development of Goa. From our own department, we have budget …

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Yoga in schools: Yes or No?

Declared by United Nations in December 2014, India along with countries from across the globe celebrates 3rd International Yoga Day today. Apart from New Delhi, various Yoga programmes are being held in all states. While the benefits of Yoga are plentiful, on this day, NT BUZZ gets the pulse of people on whether or not Yoga should be made compulsory …

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Monsoon expected to hit Goa on June 5

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The India meteorological department has said the monsoon is expected to hit the state on June 5. According to actual rainfall forecast released by the IMD, Goa will observe pre-monsoon rainfall during the end of this  month or beginning of June, and actual rainfall is expected to hit the state on June 5 exactly four days …

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Leniency towards suspension of driving licences

ABDUL WAHAB KHAN  | NT PANAJI Despite the directions from the Supreme Court-appointed committee to strictly implement traffic laws and suspend driving licences of violators for a period of three months, the transport department has been lenient towards such traffic rule violators.   It has   suspended only 20 per cent of the licences which had been recommended for suspension. The transport …

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