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Remembering and praying for departed souls

  SHERAS FERNANDES | NT BUZZ The pain of losing someone near or dear cannot be explained, even though there is a saying that time is the best healer. While time teaches us to forget and forgive and overcome pain and sorrow encountered in life, the dearly departed souls, especially those abandoned, and in purgatory are remembered on All Souls …

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States wanted Patel, not Nehru, to lead nation: PM

UNI NEW DELHI In what is being seen as a tussle between the Congress and the BJP to claim the legacy of Sardar Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday projected the nation’s first home minister as the real statesman whom most states favoured to lead the nation instead of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru, while the grand old party accused …

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State’s first multi-level car parking facility thrown open to public in city

NT NETWORK PANAJI The long pending first multi-level car parking (MLCP) facility in the state was inaugurated on Monday by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in Panaji. Speaking at the inauguration function of MLCP, Parrikar informed that MLCP in the capital was the first project undertaken by his government after being elected in 2012. He informed that the third Mandovi …

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Water hyacinths return to river Sal months after dredging

NT NETWORK MARGAO Barely months after 3.5 km stretch of river Sal was dredged, water hyacinth has returned to the river surface once again. Nearly 50 per cent of the dredged portion of the river is now covered with the water hyacinth. The six-km stretch of the river was taken up for dredging at the cost of Rs 9 crore …

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Parsekar calls for rooting out corruption at various levels

NT NETWORK PANAJI Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has called for the rooting out of corruption at various levels. The Chief Minister was speaking at the inauguration of the Vigilance Awareness Week organised by the Directorate of Vigilance at the Secretariat on Monday. While addressing the gathering comprising various heads of departments of the government, section officers and vigilance officers, Parsekar …

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Bardez Bazaar chairman seeks govt support to expand business

NT NETWORK MAPUSA Seeking government support for the cooperative society to increase its business, Jaiwant Naik, chairman of Bardez Bazaar Consumers Co-Operative Society said that the government should not venture into products which they deal in. Addressing media persons on Thursday evening in presence of vice chairman Ravindra Fogueri, Naik said, “Our average sales have increased to Rs 7.72 lakh …

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6.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Italy, topples Benedictine cathedral

  NORCIA (ITALY): Another powerful earthquake shook Central Italy on Sunday, injuring at least 20 people and sending panicked residents running into piazzas, raining boulders onto highways and toppling a Benedictine cathedral and other historic edifices that had withstood several recent quakes. There were no immediate reports of deaths.

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PM celebrates Diwali with soldiers near China border, lauds armed forces

  KINNAUR/NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Rs 5,500 crore has been paid for implementing the OROP scheme, an issue that has been hanging fire for the last 40 years, even as he lauded the valour and sacrifice of the armed forces amid tension on the border with Pakistan.

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The Gaur behaves strangely at home

  MINOO FERNANDES |NT FATORDA: Brilliant strikes by Brazilian striker Marcelo Pereira and Ghanian Richard Gadzen enabled Delhi Dynamos floor FC Goa 2-0 in the Indian Super League match played at Nehru stadium, Fatorda on Sunday.

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