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Thousands converge in city to oppose CAA

Panaji: Thousands of Goans on Wednesday expressed opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and pledged to oppose its implementation in the state, terming it unconstitutional. Gathered at Azad Maidan in the city in protest, they said, in Goa, politics of ‘minority- majority’ will not work and asked the government not to play with the sentiments of Goans. They challenged …

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Rockin’ around the X’mas Tree

Grand Hyatt Goa marked the beginning of the festivities with its annual tree lighting ceremony by the 17th century chapel on the lawns of the resort. The Christmas tree was lit up by executive chef, Grand Hyatt Goa ,David Ansted. The celebration then began with a warm pot of gluhwein and melodious tunes by Katya Ivanovna along with the kids …

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Ringing in joy

Le Meridien Goa, Calangute heralded the beginning of the festive season with the lighting of the Christmas tree at the hotel followed by a Christmas party. General Manager, Le Meridien Goa, Victor Chen said that this is the second time that the hotel is organising the programme. “Christmas being a special festival we invited close friends, guests and relatives to …

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India should take urgent action to tackle air pollution: WHO

Madrid: India should take “urgent action” to tackle air pollution as the levels of toxic air in many cities of the country are much higher than the recommended guidelines, which could have a major impact on people’s health, WHO Director Maria Neira said.  Several studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centre for Science and Environment and others published …

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Salgeo Dias helps FC Goa batter Churchill Brothers

Gogol, Fatorda: Salgeo Dias was the toasts of the evening as his three goals enabled FC Goa register a commanding 3-0 win over Churchill Brothers FC in the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Junior League at Chowgule artificial turf ground in Gogol, Fatorda on Wednesday. FC Goa captain, Salgeo Dias scored in the 54th, 75th and 88th minute to complete …

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Major mishap involving Spicejet flight averted at Dabolim airport

Vasco: An alert runway controller and air traffic control (ATC) officer at naval air station, INS Hansa averted a major mishap involving a Spicejet flight on Tuesday morning. As per information from chief press relations officer (Defence) Cdr Mehul Karnik, the Spicejet flight SG 3568 was on final approach for landing at Goa international airport after it took off from …

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Health, WCD ministries to work for women, children welfare

New Delhi: The ministries of Health, and Women and Child Development (WCD) have identified the areas of convergence for enhancing nutrition and health of women and children, and to collaborate at a meeting, here on Tuesday. The discussion focused on health and nutrition targets for women and children to achieve the global goal. Laying out the context of the meeting, …

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China, Russia press UN to ease N Korea sanctions

Beijing: China on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to unanimously back its joint proposal with Russia to ease sanctions on North Korea, warning that dialogue to resolve nuclear tensions must not regress.  The nuclear-armed North has issued increasingly strident declarations in recent weeks, even promising an ominous “Christmas gift” if Washington does not come up with some concessions. For …

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Anju will help us fulfil our vision for football in India: Shrinivas Dempo

Panaji: “Anju Turambekar comes to the club with a wealth of experience in Grassroots Development with All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and we believe that she will transfer the same to develop and utilise our Academy to the fullest as we seek to fulfil our vision for football in India,” said Shrinivas Dempo, chairman of …

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Talent takes the stage

Taught to Teach Music School Society in collaboration with the Directorate of Art and Culture organised the 22nd edition of its annual cultural event at Ravindra Bhavan, Sanquelim Goa. The event showcased students taking the stage amidst parents and well-wishers in the audience. Chief guest at the occasion was director of Geno Pharmaceuticals, Dilip Salgaoncar, while the guests of honour …

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