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RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT KURIOCITY Ten-year-old Sai Pranav Gandhi is like any other child of his age- bubbly and full of energy. But what sets him apart from most others is his love for Lego robotics and his unique achievements in the field. Indeed, the youngster developed an interest in Lego robotics at the tender age of five when he …

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US virus death toll hits 11; feds investigate nursing home

Seattle: Federal authorities announced an investigation of the Seattle-area nursing home at the center of an outbreak of the new coronavirus as the US death toll climbed to 11, including the first fatality outside Washington state. Officials in California’s Placer County, near Sacramento, said Wednesday an elderly person who tested positive after returning from a San Francisco-to-Mexico cruise had died. …

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Indian tech firms scramble to shield workers against new virus

New Delhi: With the coronavirus cases growing by every passing hour, Indian tech companies have scrambled to find solutions to safeguard their employees from the deadly virus and flexible working hours/work from home is on top of their minds. As on March 4, at least 28,529 persons were brought under community surveillance and are being monitored in India, with 29 …

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29 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India

New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 29, including 16 Italians touring through Rajasthan, the government said on Wednesday, adding all international passengers will now be screened at airports, amid growing concern over the spread of the respiratory infection. A total of six coronavirus cases including one Italian was reported in the country as on Tuesday. …

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Lackluster FC Goa rally to hold Panjim Footballers 2-2

Duler: FC Goa struggled till the 77th minute when captain Sarineo was sent off the field for a second yellow booking. Playing with two men, they made a remarkable comeback to hold Panjim Footballers 2-2 in the Goa Football Association (GFA) Professional League match at Duler stadium on Wednesday. With Derrick Pereira mentoring the senior team the FC Goa developmental …

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Life after Cancer

CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ When Ruby Ahluwalia was finally rid of breast cancer, following treatment, her doctor cautioned her to be very careful with her checkups. “He told me that my cancer had been aggressive and had started spreading. Plus I had been diagnosed at an advanced stage. Thus, there was a very high chance of recurrence,” she recalls. …

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US launches airstrike against Taliban to defend Afghan forces

Kabul: The US launched an airstrike against Taliban fighters to defend Afghan forces on Wednesday, an American military spokesman said, as violence spirals after a string of deadly attacks by the insurgents, throwing the country’s nascent peace process into grave doubt. News of the airstrike in southern Helmand province — the first in 11 days — came hours after US …

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‘Kharedi Yatraa’ exhibition of household consumables inaugurated in Panaji

Panaji: ‘Kharedi Yatraa’, a name synonymous with the best Consumer and household products exhibitions in Maharashtra and Goa, was inaugurated  on Wednesday at the hands of Subhash Phaldesai, President, Entertainment Society at Don Bosco High School Indoor Stadium, Panaji.  The inauguration function was attended by  Shubha Phaldesai, Ujwala Tarkar, Ajay Ghuge, Relaxwell Mattress, Manisha Sharma, Manisha Enterprises, organiser, Gargee Bhandare, …

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30 ferryboats serving Goans on 18 inland waterway routes

Panaji/Betim: Even as the state government plans to develop the inland waterways by proposing to set up connectivity circuit across five rivers in the state, the existing infrastructure consists of around 30 ferryboats serving Goans on 18 different inland waterway routes. Spread across the state, some of these routes also connect islands, said river navigation department (RND) traffic in-charge Sohan …

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Family of four found dead in Mapusa flat

Mapusa: In a heart-wrenching incident, a family of four was found dead in a flat at Khorlim, Mapusa early Tuesday morning. The Mapusa police informed that prima facie it appears that the man  might have killed two minor sons and his wife before ending his life. According to the police, a call was received at around 10 am informing about the …

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