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‘Logging in’ to Silicon Valley, Modi vows to build I-ways

PTI   SAN JOSE Pitching his pet Digital India initiative with the titans of the information technology (IT) world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised to make governance more accountable and transparent while assuring data privacy and security. Speaking before a gathering of Silicon Valley CEOs, Modi announced plans to create more public Wi-Fi spots including at 500 railway …

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E-registration will help youth entering tourism sector: CM

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government’s tourism department has gone digital with the launch of its e-registration facility for tourism services in a joint venture with Goa Electronics Limited (GEL) on the occasion of the World Tourism Day on Sunday. Launching the e-service at the high-tech registration facilitation centre (RFC) set up at the Paryatan Bhavan at Patto in …

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India, other G-4 countries pitch for permanent UNSC membership

PTI   NEW YORK India, Japan, Germany and Brazil on Saturday declared themselves as “legitimate” candidates for permanent membership of the UNSC as they pushed for its reform in a “fixed timeframe”, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the task should be accomplished immediately. Hosting a Summit of leaders of Germany, Japan and Brazil under the G-4 format here, he …

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Pro-Kalasa project bandh hits normal life across Karnataka

UNI   BENGALURU (KARNATAKA) The dawn-to-dusk bandh called by various organisations demanding early implementation of Kalasa-Banduri drinking water project linking interstate Mahadayi river received overwhelming response in most parts of Karnataka, but left normal life disrupted. Shops and business establishments downed the shutters while public transport system was off the roads, barring train services that left thousands of commuters in …

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Bakrid celebrated across state

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Muslims across the state celebrated Eid-ul Adha (Bakrid) on Friday offering the Eid prayers at different mosques and Idgahs. The faithful were led by the Imams in offering special Eid prayers. On the occasion, the Imams exhorted Muslims to uphold the Islamic faith in true spirit and shun from evils. The Muslims were also told to …

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Fan rush at Margao for Indian Super League tickets

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Notwithstanding the increase in prices of tickets for second edition of Indian Super League (ISL) matches to be played at the Nehru stadium in Fatorda-Margao, passionate football fans mainly from areas in South Goa crowded the ticket counter at Nehru stadium premises and centres of Café Coffee Day (CCD), Margao to buy tickets. ISL is kick-starting …

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First phase of 4-lane highway illumination commissioned

NT NETWORK   VASCO Ilumination of the four-lane highway from Shantinagar to Alto-Dabolim junction has received a boost with the commissioning of streetlights on a trial basis at the hands of the project director for the National Highway Authority of India C Furtado on Thursday evening. There was an urgent need for improving illumination along the four-lane highway due to …

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Stampede during Haj kills 717 including 4 Indians

PTI   MINA (SAUDI ARABIA) At least 717 people, including four Indians, were killed and over 860 injured in a stampede on Thursday during Haj here, in the second worst-ever tragedy to hit the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The four Indians killed in the tragedy during the symbolic stoning of the devil, included a woman and a volunteer, Indian …

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FC Goa pledge exciting football, launch team for ISL season 2

NT NETWORK   PANAJI FC Goa officially unveiled their team for the upcoming second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) amidst glitz and glamour at the Tilak Maidan, Vasco on Thursday evening. Notwithstanding the scorching afternoon heat, FC Goa fans came in large numbers to cheer the team as the stadium resounded with ‘Forca Goa’ chants and drum beats …

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Dhargal murder: ex-worker, 2 other locals arrested

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Pernem police have arrested three persons including an ex-employee and two local workers for the murder of an elderly couple at Dhargal at their residence on September 16. The motive behind the murder is said to be revenge as the main accused had to undergo imprisonment following a theft complaint by the deceased Reginald few years …

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