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Goa writers condemn Sahitya Akademi’s silence

  PANAJI: Goa’s Sahitya Akademi award winning writers on Thursday collectively condemned the silence of the autonomous body Sahitya Akademi over recent events like the killings of Kannada writer M M Kalburgi and rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare, and the recent lynching of a man over suspected eating of beef in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh. They, however, said that they …

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Garbage disposal, a major issue in Mormugao

  SUDESH BHOSLE | NT VASCO: The Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC), during the last five-year term, has failed to resolve not only the garbage problem but many others. Door-to-door collection of garbage, the ambitious project of the council, which was started some 2 years ago with much expectations, failed to make progress. 

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Philips Lighting inaugurates second lounge in Goa

  PANAJI: Philips Lighting India Wednesday inaugurated a new exclusive Philips Light Lounge in Goa. Located at Margao, the new Light Lounge is an exclusive branded retail store for the entire home lighting range by Philips, including its most recent launch – Philips Hue.

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Bicholim plagued by parking woes

  RAMESH SAVAIKAR | NT BICHOLIM: Bicholim has been facing traffic problems for the past several years including a lack of adequate parking spaces and no proper signboards. The failure in implementing the designated traffic plan initiated on trial basis by the BMC chairperson Karuna Govenkar and other councillors has resulted in haphazard parkings.

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MMC faces flak for ignoring new market

  ROQUE DIAS | NT  MARGAO: The Margao municipality owned market is the oldest market of Margao, occupying the prime town land of approximately 15,000 sqm though, hundreds of citizens have been earning their livelihood through various business activities at the place, these vendors however are accused of blocking and encroaching the passages of the market thereby creating hurdles for …

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Cutting-edge war tech has made soldiers into fighting systems: Khanna

The enhanced role of Army and changing philosophy of warfare, owing to modernisation of war mechanism and advent of cutting edge technology have imposed extreme demands on the sinews and nerves of individual soldiers, especially, the Cyber Warriors of Corps of Signals, effectively transforming a soldier into a fighting system, from the conventional fighting man” Rear Admiral Monty Khanna

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