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Finally! Iranian women allowed entry into football stadium

Tehran: Iranian women fans are free to enter a football stadium Thursday for the first time in decades, after FIFA threatened to suspend the Islamic republic over its controversial male-only policy. Iran has barred female spectators from football and other stadiums for around 40 years, with clerics arguing they must be shielded from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad …

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ERSS will help reduce crime rate in state, says Sawant

Panaji: The Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) will help to reduce crime rate and also improve emergency services said Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant after launching ERSS at the state police control room in the city. Police said that the ERSS is a single emergency helpline number 112 that would replace the existing emergency services numbers ie 100 (police) 101(fire) …

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Woman dies in car-bus collision at Sankhali

Bicholim/Sankhali: A 37-year old woman Navita Amonkar, resident of Surla- Velgem died in a car- bus collision on Wednesday at Naveli Surla main road near Ghodeshwar devasthan at 10.15 am on Wednesday. According to Bicholim police the deceased was proceeding from her residence to her shop at Sankhali by car. When she reached Navelim Surla main road near Ghodeshwar Devasthan, …

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Saudi Arabia assures world oil needs will be met

Riyadh: The Council of Ministers on Tuesday reemphasised the kingdoms readiness to meet the world oil needs as the most reliable, safe and independent oil exporter of the world. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman chaired the weekly session of the Cabinet at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, the Saudi Gazette reported. In a statement to the Saudi Press …

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Over 500 international delegates expected for Vibrant Goa

Panaji: With just a week left for the Vibrant Goa Summit in the state from October 17-19, organisers of the summit on Wednesday claimed that over 500 international delegates are expected to participate in the mega event at S P Mukhurji stadium. Additionally, 275 booths have already been booked by the business community.  Some of the international delegates attending the …

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Mahindra Open Drive: A music festival with heart

Get ready for two days of great music from some phenomenal Indian and international acts as the Mahindra Open Drive Festival arrives at the Bandodkar Grounds, Panaji on November 8. Soak yourself in the Latino-Salsa spirit as the festival will feature the Chico and the Gypsies, led by Chico, the founder of the famous Gypsy Kings. Harouna Samake from Mali …

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Rajnath receives first Rafale fighter jet from France

Merignac (France): The Rafale multi-role fighter jets will boost India’s air dominance exponentially, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday as he formally took delivery of the first of the 36 long-awaited French-made aircraft acquired by the Indian Air Force at a ceremony here. Singh attended the handover ceremony along with his French counterpart Florence Parly at aircraft maker Dassault …

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A cycle and a dream

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ As long as you have the passion, you can do anything and Betim-based Nandkumar Nishad has proved this. Despite not having any formal education, the 23-year-old recently created an electric bicycle (e-bicycle). Originally from Uttar Pradesh (UP), Nishad came to Goa about five years back in search of a job. He started working as a …

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Dussehra celebrations at Keri

Dhangars from Keri, Ponda celebrate Dussehra with a unique touch by paying tribute to various elements of nature that have been an integral part of their lives. The Dhangars, a pastoral community, live in close harmony with nature. And during the festival of Dussehra, they worship deity Mhalchi Pandhar along with other clan deities. According to the members of the …

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Sporting skip past Dempo in game of two half’s

Duler: In a game of two half’s, the first which belonged to Sporting Clube de Goa where they scored two goals and the second that was Dempo Sports Club where they were denied two clear penalties by referee Prasad Surlakar saw the former beat the latter by two goals in the Goa Professional League at Duler stadium on Tuesday. Though …

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