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Carcinogenic coal dust enters Tiswadi

Nandkumar M Kamat Panaji is already facing heavy pollution and even the rainwater which we collected showed presence of airborne pathogens. I had initially thought that coal pollution might have been restricted to only the coal handling area of the MPT – but no more. This is reality. Tiswadi is now under attack from windblown coal dust from the MPT …

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Meat with a helping of drugs

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi When cooking chicken, or meat, most people are very careful to wash and cook it properly. Unfortunately, no amount of washing, boiling or roasting can clean out drugs. And there is a cocktail of drugs in your meat all going into your body. These drugs are a mainstay of meat production in many parts of the world …

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Traffic, and other, sentinels

Frederick Noronha Goa’s traffic sentinel scheme, in the news of late, is something you might, like me, have mixed feelings about. On the one hand, we all accept that road safety is everyone’s concern. At least, it should be. If anyone meets with an accident, not only is it a waste of our own productive time, but it is equally …

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Ahmed Jahouh is the rock FC Goa stands on

The meaning of the name Ahmed in Arabic is: Much praised and Ahmed Jahouh must be in praise of his parents for giving him the name because he is easily the star attraction of FC Goa this season. If FC Goa is where it is today, it is because of Ahmed’s contribution on the field. Ahmed ticks many of Indian …

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Edu Bedia– the silent stalker

The 2018-19 season started for FC Goa with one question: Who is going to fill the boots of Manuel Lanzarote? Lanza, as he is known created a stir in his first season with FC Goa and is still one of the best players in ISL. Lanza has starred for ATK but his venom did not have the reach with ATK …

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The Kur community

TENSING RODRIGUES Gaudo, may not be the only word that points to the shared ancestry of kumlbi, kunbi, kurmi, kurambi, kudubi, kurni, kanbi, kuruba, kurumba, etc. There could be many more. Sieving through the glossary, so meticulously collected by Thurston, Enthoven, Russel, Risley, etc I came across another word: cavdi (chavddi). Thurston writes: ‘Among both the Kurubas and Bedars, a …

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Policy of counter-terrorism

Shashi Shekhar Indian governments in the future will be expected to take Balakot-type action after terrorist attacks It was the summer of 2002. Memories of the attack on Parliament were fading, but the wounds caused by it were still raw. The armed forces of both Pakistan and India faced each other on the front. In those days, the sight of …

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The fight continues… …for equal representation

This year International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8 with the theme ‘Better the Balance, Better the World’. The fight for equality isn’t just limited to homes and society, but is one that has reached the workplace too. Gender balance at the workplace and representation of women in higher positions is needed now more than ever. NT NETWORK highlights …

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Few words can tell a story

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES The start of the Goa Corporate league is one time of the year where all clubs of Goa Cricket Association (GCA) meet. It is an evening where the new meet the old; the young observe the seasoned; wives meet and bring the family into public domain; and time to swirl on some good scotch and savour tasty food. …

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India’s batting needs attention, before World Cup

AYAZ MEMON A few days back spin ace Kuldeep Yadav told the media that he wanted to ‘focus on his batting too’ and will be spending more time in the nets with coach Sanjay Bangar to improve this ability. Yadav’s statement has implications beyond just a young player’s laudable desire to help his team. It is also an indication perhaps …

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