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Welcome initiative of NSDL e-Gov and Provident Housing for Goan students

With an aim to give students from economically weak background in the state access to higher education, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov) in association with Provident Housing Limited, a 100% subsidiary of real estate company Puravankara Ltd.,  initiated the Provident Housing Scholarship program under its flagship online platform, Vidyasaarathi. Under the programme about 25-30 deserving students are being awarded …

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Sania wins doubles title

Hobart: In a stunning comeback after a 2-year-long maternity break from tennis, Sania Mirza won the WTA Hobart International doubles title along with her partner Nadiia Kichenok on Saturday. The unseeded Indo-Ukrainian pair pipped the second seed Chinese team 6-4 6-4 in one hour 21 minutes. Playing her first tournament after giving birth to son Izhaan, the 33-year-old Sania has …

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Spirits soaring high

On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Yuva organised a kite making and flying workshop for children between six and 12 years at Yatri Niwas, Miramar Residency, Miramar. More than 40 children participated in the workshop along with their parents and grandparents. The participants were trained by Ponda-based Ramkrishna Gaude. Besides instructing participants on how to make a kite, Gaude also …

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‘Kanvllean Kelem Kanv Kanv’ wins big

‘Kanvllean Kelem Kanv Kanv’ presented by Fulte Machi Mogi Nirmiti –Raia and written and directed by Marcos Gonsalves bagged the first place at the 10th Children’s Tiatr Competition organised by Tiatr Academy of Goa in collaboration with Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The competition was organised recently at Pai Tiatrist Auditorium, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao and witnessed participation of 10 children’s tiatr troupes. …

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Union Sports Minister promises fillip to football; financial aid for National Games; stresses on sports culture

Navelim: Union Minister of State for Sports Kiren Rijiju after inaugurating the Multipurpose Indoor stadium in Navelim – which Chief Minister Pramod Sawant named after former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar – and four other venues remotely, stressed that sports in India needs to be a culture; assured financial assistance from the Centre to organise the National Games; and promised to …

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Tats for days

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ With no formal training in fine art, Vikas’ passion for art led him to start sketching at a very young age wherein he enjoyed scribbling and sketching random designs. From doing a lot of landscape, abstract patterns and designs, his artworks later progressed to body painting and temporary tattoos in college in 1998. He later …

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Ex-Merces sarpanch dies of gunshots at home

NT NETWORK Panaji Former sarpanch and incumbent panch member of the village panchayat of Merces Prakash Naik (46) died reportedly due to bullet injuries at his residence at Voilem Bhat in Merces on Friday. According to police, it appears to be a case of suicide, and prima facie they have ruled out any foul play in the death. However, his …

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Criticise but also acknowledge good work of govt: CM

NT NETWORK Margao Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, speaking at the inauguration of the 25th edition of the Goa Yuva Mahotsav celebration in Margao, urged people, particularly the youth, to be informed and discuss issues concerning the state. Speaking to a largely young crowd comprising of higher secondary and college students, Sawant said it is right to criticise the government but …

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Dairy farmers demand rollback of cattle feed price hike

NT NETWORK Ponda Irked over sudden hike in the cattle feed price by Rs 4 per kg by Goa Dairy, farmers protested at the Dairy premises demanding rollback of the price hike. The aggrieved farmers gheraoed the managing director Dr Phadte in his office and also retrained the Dairy staff from leaving the premises during lunch break. However, deputy collector …

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CM ask toddy tappers to revive traditional occupation

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has appealed to toddy tappers in the State to revive their traditional occupation and generate more avenues of income by introducing innovative products made up of toddy. Chief Minister made this statement at a meeting with officials of Goa Toddy Tappers Welfare Fund Board and All Goa Toddy Tappers Association at his Official …

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