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Population explosion: Myth vs. reality

By DM Deshpande Speaking from the rampart of Red Fort on Independence Day, the Prime Minister stressed upon the need to control the rapid growth in population in the country. Implying that, it is the national duty of every citizen to ensure a small family as otherwise the situation would be catastrophic.  Amongst the leading academicians, Malthus was the first …

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Corporate ladder

Ravi Puskur is appointed as the director of football at FC Goa football club. Previously as head of technical operations, Puskur had played a pivotal role in spearheading the efforts which saw the Gaurs finish as ISL runners-up last season. With Puskur at the helm of technical operations, the club also lifted the Super Cup trophy and won the Goa …

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Middleby Celfrost launches brand centre in Porvorim

Middleby Celfrost, a division of Middleby Corporation USA,  launched its firts brand store, Suvidha Kitchen, near Nova Cidade, Porvorim. Present on the occasion of the launch was Balaji Subramaniam, director, Middleby Celfrost , Vipin Sethi, assistant vice-president and Sahil Arora, channel partner, Suvidha Kitchen, Goa. The company plans to target the Goan hospitality industry in a big way and penetrate …

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Dairy entrepreneurship workshop for Goan farmers

With an aim to promote dairy farming in the state, NABARD Goa, organized a state level workshop on Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) and other government sponsored schemes on August 20. Sanjay Gihar, secretary, animal husbandry department, was the chief guest at the function attended by Eknath Chakurkar, director, ICAR- CCARI, Dr Santosh V Dessai, director, department of animal husbandry …

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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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