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As India-China faceoff, US closely monitoring sitution

Washington: The US is “closely monitoring” the situation following a fierce clash between Indian and Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh, and hopes that the differences will be resolved peacefully, a senior State Department official has said. Twenty Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel, were killed in the clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley on Monday night, the biggest …

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Bayern Munich crowned Bundesliga champions for 8th straight year

Bremen: For the eighth straight year, Bayern Munich’s players celebrated winning the Bundesliga title. This celebration, though, was unlike any of the previous seven. The players’ cheers echoed around an empty stadium after a 1-0 win at Werder Bremen on Tuesday secured the title with two rounds to go. With no fans in the stands because of the coronavirus pandemic, …

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2020 so far: Good or bad?

It’s definitely been a bad year on all fronts. But we have to learn to live with it. We just need to be positive and work towards our goal. It’s going to take extra effort but will be worth it. Now is the time for team work. We need to help others in order to help ourselves. Learn to give …

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Landslide at Chorla Ghat  disrupts Goa-Belagavi traffic

NT NETWORK Sankhali  Incessant heavy rainfall that lashed the state since early morning  resulted in a landslide at Chorla Ghat. Three trees also got uprooted due to the landslide, thereby blocking the road running through the ghat, and as a result the Goa-Belagavi traffic was disrupted.  Valpoi fire station officer Santosh Sawant and his team rushed to the spot to …

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Preparing for the ‘leap of joy’

Sanjeev V Sardesai Known for colourful festivities and emotive songs and dances, Goans love to celebrate every aspect of life and celebration of Mother Nature. In June, Catholics in Goa prepare to celebrate a very unique festival called Sao Joao. Though this festival is based on a Bible story, there is no direct ecclesiastical participation in this festival; however, the …

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CM finds fault with VPs resorting to lockdowns

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday maintained that village panchayats cannot impose lockdowns on their own, in a bid to check the spread of the coronavirus.Several panchayats across the state started imposing lockdowns in their jurisdictions after COVID positive cases were recorded in different villages.Moreover, villagers voluntarily decided to close their establishments as a measure to contain the COVID …

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Chicalim comes alive with youth taking to agriculture

Vasco: Agricultural activities in the village of Chicalim came alive with the active participation of the youth on Monday. The youth were seen engaging themselves in plucking and transplanting paddy seedlings (Tombop and Vompop) in the paddy fields, spirited by the parish priest of St Francis Xavier Church Chicalim Fr Bolmax Pereira. It was interesting to note that the students …

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