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India should take urgent action to tackle air pollution: WHO

Madrid: India should take “urgent action” to tackle air pollution as the levels of toxic air in many cities of the country are much higher than the recommended guidelines, which could have a major impact on people’s health, WHO Director Maria Neira said.  Several studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centre for Science and Environment and others published …

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Salgeo Dias helps FC Goa batter Churchill Brothers

Gogol, Fatorda: Salgeo Dias was the toasts of the evening as his three goals enabled FC Goa register a commanding 3-0 win over Churchill Brothers FC in the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Junior League at Chowgule artificial turf ground in Gogol, Fatorda on Wednesday. FC Goa captain, Salgeo Dias scored in the 54th, 75th and 88th minute to complete …

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Major mishap involving Spicejet flight averted at Dabolim airport

Vasco: An alert runway controller and air traffic control (ATC) officer at naval air station, INS Hansa averted a major mishap involving a Spicejet flight on Tuesday morning. As per information from chief press relations officer (Defence) Cdr Mehul Karnik, the Spicejet flight SG 3568 was on final approach for landing at Goa international airport after it took off from …

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Health, WCD ministries to work for women, children welfare

New Delhi: The ministries of Health, and Women and Child Development (WCD) have identified the areas of convergence for enhancing nutrition and health of women and children, and to collaborate at a meeting, here on Tuesday. The discussion focused on health and nutrition targets for women and children to achieve the global goal. Laying out the context of the meeting, …

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China, Russia press UN to ease N Korea sanctions

Beijing: China on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to unanimously back its joint proposal with Russia to ease sanctions on North Korea, warning that dialogue to resolve nuclear tensions must not regress.  The nuclear-armed North has issued increasingly strident declarations in recent weeks, even promising an ominous “Christmas gift” if Washington does not come up with some concessions. For …

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Anju will help us fulfil our vision for football in India: Shrinivas Dempo

Panaji: “Anju Turambekar comes to the club with a wealth of experience in Grassroots Development with All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and we believe that she will transfer the same to develop and utilise our Academy to the fullest as we seek to fulfil our vision for football in India,” said Shrinivas Dempo, chairman of …

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Talent takes the stage

Taught to Teach Music School Society in collaboration with the Directorate of Art and Culture organised the 22nd edition of its annual cultural event at Ravindra Bhavan, Sanquelim Goa. The event showcased students taking the stage amidst parents and well-wishers in the audience. Chief guest at the occasion was director of Geno Pharmaceuticals, Dilip Salgaoncar, while the guests of honour …

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Colvale tense over cutting of iconic mango trees

NT NETWORK Mapusa Tension prevailed at Colvale on Monday as iconic mango trees were being cut by the highway contractor. While some environmentalists objected to the cutting of the tree, a group of villagers favoured the work as they feared that if the road is diverted then their land would be sacrificed. Trouble began around 11 am on Monday when …

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Sangolda villagers create ruckus over micro brewery

NT NETWORK Sangolda Villagers from Mae de Deus ward in Sangolda created a ruckus after excise officials failed for the fourth time to turn up for inspection of the brewery called by the Sangolda panchayat after villagers moved the High Court regarding illegal operation of the beer factory. The Saligao police were called to the site fearing any untoward incident. …

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Delhi turns into battleground

New Delhi: Protestors torched four public buses and two police vehicles as they clashed with police in New Friends’ Colony near Jamia University during a demonstration against the amended Citizenship Act, leaving at least 40 people including students, policemen and fire fighters injured, officials said. The trouble started during a protest by students of Jamia Millia Islamia, which was gripped …

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