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Union Bank celebrates World Entrepreneur Day

Union Bank of India (UBI) celebrated World Entrepreneurs Day on August 21 2019. Bank officials displayed their various products especially MSME products in the program organized by ASSOCHAM and GCCI in Hotel Mandovi. On the occasion, Prasant Kumar Sahoo, regional head Goa, handover the loan sanctioned letters to borrowers.

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Consumers can file defence by post or courier: State Commission

By Adv. Jatin Ramaiya Consumers need not be physically present at the hearing and can post the defense by courier, declared the Goa State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission recently in response to a plea filed by JTB Travels (Pvt) Ltd., a Mumbai based company. The Commission struck down the order passed by the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Porvorim, which had …

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Healthy initiatives for senior citizens

Manipal Hospitals, Dona Paula, unveiled Young at 60 a senior citizen card on World Senior Citizen’s Day celebrated on August —-. During the programme senior doctors, Dr Deepchand Bhandare, senior consultant orthopedics department, Dr Shekhar Salkar, HOD oncology department  and Dr Parul Dubey, consultant neurology department gave health tips to the senior citizens present. With the privilege card, senior citizens …

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Six decades of devotion to art

NT BUZZ Goan portrait artist and sculptor Sanjay Harmalkar maintains that colours on the palette and the songs of noted playback singer, Mukesh, are his two passions. And these two things will reflect prominently during a special function to be held at the Institute Menezes Braganza (IMB) hall on August 27, to celebrate the 60th birthday of this artist. Harmalkar, …

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The radio star is still shining bright

Luis Dias The radio played a very important part in my growing-up years. Apart from the local radio stations, there was a world out there that could be explored just through this medium. There was the Saturday Date programme on AIR Bombay, which was a lovely way to unwind over the weekend. And of course, many of you will remember …

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Soul searching

Thubten Samphel The brilliance of new China’s leaders in pursuing their hard-nosed strategic objectives in Tibet was to weave a plausible narrative of ‘liberation’ around what was an outright invasion of the country. The other twist in the narrative was to force Lhasa to sign the 17-Point Agreement in 1951 in which Tibet promised to “return voluntarily to the lap …

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Present Perfect: How to create a wish list that counts

Present Perfect: How to create a wish list that counts Anesha George At Aditi Mehta’s wedding five years ago, she received 30 casserole dishes and 40 framed images of Ganesha. “I either re-gifted them or just gave them away,” says the 35-year-old. For a country that loves gifting — weddings, Diwali, Eid, Christmas, birthdays, friend’s engagement, housewarmings, cousin’s engagement — …

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Dilution of Article 370

Karan Thapar When the Modi government de-operationalised Articles 370 and 35A, and demoted and divided Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, I was in London to attend my nephew Vikram’s wedding. I felt stunned, but also soon realised I had an opportunity to see how the outside world views this development. There’s no country with a longer association with …

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Celebrating the king of melody

NT BUZZ The release of the book ‘Alfred Rose The King of Melody’ authored by Isidore Dantas was held at Directorate of Art and Culture, Patto. The chief guest at the occasion was Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude, while the guests of honour were MLA Joshua D’Souza and Chokha Ram Garg. Also present was the late singer’s wife …

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DXing, QSLs, SINPO, and 73s

Frederick Noronha One generation ago, in our boyhood days, this was something like our secret club. It brought us together with a coded language, and encouraged us to link up with others who shared this odd hobby. We called ourselves DXers. For those who might not be in the know, today it’s easy to find out more about what we …

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