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SEBC and The Himalaya Drug Co pledge for a greener environment

Celebrating 26 years of International Day for Biological Diversity, the Society for Environment and Biodiversity Conservation (SEBC), a NGO committed to protecting and conserving biodiversity and The Himalaya Drug Company, organized a day-long program to emphasize environment conservation and the importance of biodiversity. Themed, Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health, the event witnessed participation from over 200 people comprising of …

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Writing off darkness

CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Q. Tell us about how the story came about. Many years ago, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron came to India. He was asked if the British would be returning the Koh-i-noor. He said: “I don’t believe in returnism.” That answer dripped such colonial arrogance and insensitivity. It made me so mad …

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New kid on the block

JP Pereira Every now and then, a new talent emerges. At times, this happens at a very young age owing to the sincere performance of these new actors. Joyel Fernandes , from Maina, Curtorim is one such new comedian, who has made quite a mark on the Konkani stage.  “I always wanted to be a part of the Konkani stage, …

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GSL has emerged as highest exporter of warships in India: Mittal

Vasco: The controller general of defence accounts Sanjiv Mittal (IDAS) said that Goa Shipyard Ltd has emerged as the highest exporter of warships in India and it is a matter of pride that two offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), constructed by the organisation, are serving Sri Lankan navy. He was speaking as a chief guest on the occasion of the launch …

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Tribal community urged not to depend totally on reservation system

Panaji: Directorate of Tribal Welfare in association with United Tribal Association Alliance (UTAA) observed ‘Prerana Din’ in memory of late Mangesh Gaonkar and late Dilip Velip on Saturday at Ravindra Bhavan, Curchorem. Minister for Power and Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral was the guest of honour while Minister for Tribal Welfare Govind Gaude presided over the function. To mark the occasion, …

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Modi reaches out to minorities

New Delhi: Narendra Modi was on Saturday appointed Prime Minister by President Ram Nath Kovind after he was unanimously elected NDA parliamentary party leader at a meeting in which he asked its members to work without discrimination, stressing on the need to win over the trust of minorities. In an impassioned 75-minute speech in Parliament’s Central Hall that Modi began …

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Creativity on the floor

Goa State Commission organised a rangoli workshop in a bid to preserve the traditional art form in the years to come. The aim of the workshop was to create awareness about safeguarding children’s rights. The workshop was conducted by Arjun Shrirang Parab. Further, the Commission will organise a summer camp for children to encourage them to participate and hone their …

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Malabar Gold’s Belagavi showroom’s anniversary offer

On the occasion of the celebration of the third anniversary, Belagavi showroom of Malabar Gold and Diamonds is providing special offers to their customers. As a part of the celebrations, customers can avail 25 per cent off on making charges of gold jewellery and 10 per cent off on diamond value till June 9, states a press note issued here. …

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Who will win? – the 10 captains’ sound byte

AARON FINCH (Australia)  “I think, England have been in great form over the last couple of years and along with India, they’ve probably been the standout performers. So you’d have to say England are definitely the favourites. Finch also welcomed both David Warner and Steve Smith back as his team looks to defend the title they won in 2015. “Since …

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When Indian cricket found its self-belief, self-respect

Mumbai: There was a swarm of journalists at the press conference with Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri in Mumbai on the eve of the team’s departure for the World Cup as I gathered from a photograph published later. With a shoot to finish, I couldn’t make it to the PC (press conference). However the picture—in which I counted 50 scribes …

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