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Education is foundation for all-round growth: Sawant

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minster Dr Pramod Sawant stressed the need to have a mandatory aptitude test of students, report of which will be furnished with the SSC certificate. Aptitude test will be made compulsory in every school to check the hidden talent among students helping to mould and guide them in the right direction in choosing their career. Sawant …

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Fire services highlights fire safety, evacuation procedures to school students

NT NETWORK Margao The Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, South Zone, Margao on Friday highlighted the basic fire safety and evacuation drill procedure through a talk for students and staff of Carmel Higher Secondary School, Nuvem. The talk that was attended by around 50 school students and staff was conducted by deputy director of Fire and Emergency Services Nitin …

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Holland firm begins groundwork to salvage Nalini

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said the work order for salvaging the grounded naphtha-laden ship ‘MV Nu Shi Nalini’ has been issued to the Holland-based Marine Masters B V firm by the Mormugao Port Trust. Speaking to  media persons, Sawant  said that as per work order the Holland  firm has been given 30 days’ time to …

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IIT-Goa submits report on solar ferryboat project

NT NETWORK Panaji The Indian Institute of Technology-Goa has submitted its technical evaluation report to the state government on the detailed specifications for a solar-powered passenger ferryboat given by two private firms. Goa-based Aquarius Shipyard Private Limited and Kerala-based Navgathi Marine Design and Construction Private Limited had expressed interest in state’s solar-powered passenger ferryboat project, following the invitation of expression …

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When the sons rise for women

Danuska Da Gama | NT KURIOCITY Q. Your films are realistic, highlighting problems and educating the masses. With my latest film ‘Son Rise’, I didn’t quite set out to make a film on female foeticide in Haryana, but once we reached there, there was no way we could ignore what was right in front of us. Illegal, yet rampant female …

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Coming to Goa is like coming home: Bachchan

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR Taking a nostalgic trip down the years, to be precise 50 years in the past, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said that “coming to Goa has always been like coming home,” as his very first film, ‘Saat Hindustani’ (1969) was shot in the state. Ever since then, he has had many opportunities to work “in this wonderful place,” …

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‘Acting is like cooking’

Sachin Chatte The Lifetime Achievement awardee at the Golden Jubilee of the International Film Festival of India, Isabelle Huppert has certainly added a lot of charm and value to the festival. The acclaimed actress conducted a masterclass on acting, which was moderated by film critic, Anupama Chopra.  The first question posed was about an article whose headline was “Why Isabelle …

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1.9 million Assam residents may soon be deemed stateless

Washington: Expressing concern over the NRC exercise in Assam, an independent, bipartisan US government entity has said that close to two million long-time residents of the Indian state may soon be deemed stateless and alleged that they are being stripped of their citizenship “without a fair, transparent, and well-regulated” process. In a report on the religious freedom implications of the …

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Curtains rise on IFFI 2019

The inaugural of the golden jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India witnessed a mix of glamour, awards, and fabulous music. NT BUZZ brings you all the details Danuska Da Gama & Ramandeep Kaur | NT BUZZ The opening ceremony of the 50th edition of India’s prestigious International Film Festival of India (IFFI) began on an emotional note …

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