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China approves Hong Kong national security law

Hong Kong: China approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet to erase the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory and mainland China’s authoritarian Communist Party system. Tam Yiu-Chung, Hong Kong’s sole representative on the Standing Committee of the …

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Reaping what we sow

Miguel Braganza A drive from Mapusa to Panaji seems different today. Compared to the last few years, the fields on either side of the road that have been fallow for years have now been ploughed. The loss of jobs in the tourism and hospitality sector, plus the return of seafarers and NRIs, is doing to the coastal talukas what the …

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Art on the cloud

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ In the past few months we have all faced various forms of quarantine. Thus Sunaparanta- Goa Centre for the Arts (SGCFA) began various online projects such as ‘Surviving SQ’ (an initiative inviting artists to share coping strategies on coping and surviving isolation); and ‘ListenIN’ (a talk show series that uses the virtual space as a …

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Lawyer-turned-shooter Verma game for cyber crime cases

New Delhi: The lawyer who picked up the pistol and won plenty of medals in shooting will go back to the court room, ill at ease with the utter lack of activity in the sporting arena due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And Abhishek Verma is fairly confident of striking a balance between shooting and legal practice. The multi-faceted Verma, who …

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Fire station personnel sanitise public places at Moti Dongor, Fatorda

Margao: The Margao fire station office on Monday sanitised public places at Moti Dongor Margao and Fatorda where some positive cases of Coronavirus were found. Margao fire station office also sanitised places in Ambaji Fatorda in an effort to help reduce the spread of the virus causing COVID-19. According to information available from fire officer Shailesh Gawade on Monday, twice …

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Norwegian Escape arrives with 473 seafarers

Vasco: MV Norwegian Escape cruise liner made its maiden visit to Mormugao Port on Monday, carrying 473 stranded Goan seafarers on board.  Senior deputy traffic manager of Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) along with cruise team and shipping handling agent M/s  JM Baxi coordinated the entire operation of the sign off of the seafarers with the help of various agencies and …

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Tanishq rides on unlocking of economy for new collection launch

To coincide the opening up of the economy from the lockdown Tanishq is named its latest collection- Aarambh. The collection embodies the resilient human spirit yearning for new beginnings, according to the company. Jewellery in the collection features intricate and finely detailed ethno contemporary designs aimed at looking ahead to a world full of new possibilities and hope. The latest …

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All businesses in the state in dire straits: GCCI

While coronavirus ordered lockdown caused immense hardships to all, the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) said that, the lockdown had a very disruptive impact on the national as well as the state economy. According to the trade body, by and large the impact of the lockdown is negative but on the plus side it resulted in the creation …

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Maguire strikes late to send Man Utd into semis

London: Captain Harry Maguire fired Manchester United into the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a winner deep into extra-time against 10-man Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday. The game looked to be heading for a penalty shoot-out after Norwich, who had Timm Klose sent off in the 89th minute, defended superbly against constant pressure from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s …

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Sand Erosion

Sand erosion witnessed along the Miramar beach raising the need for measures to ensure ‘conservation’ of the beach.

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