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‘Coached’ by Lord Damodar

It was a visit to Shree Damodar at Zambaulim that changed the life of bus driver-turned-bus body builder Jayant Dixit, who now owns one of India’s leading bus body manufacturers – Shree Damodar Coach Crafts Pvt Ltd By Michael Fisher | B&C There is yet to be a more inspiring story of a humble Goan bus driver whose brief encounter …

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New Zuari bridge likely by 2018New Zuari bridge likely by 2018

PANAJI: The central government has in principle, approved the ` 1,065 crore Goa highway plan. Coming out with this information, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the plan includes `1,000 crore for the construction of the new bridge on the river Zuari. The foundation stone for the six-lane Zuari bridge is expected to be laid by the year-end and the bridge …

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IFFI infrastructure to get big-push

PANAJI: Announcing that the International Film Festival of India will be ‘Net Positive’ in two years and the Entertainment Society of Goa, the state government vehicle to handle all film related activities, would be self-sustaining within next three years, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the inconclusive meeting of the governing body of the ESG has reached the decision …

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Western bypass project hanging fire for 13 years in Salcete

MARGAO: The western bypass project, which is aimed to decongest traffic in Margao, has been hanging fire for the last 13 years. The 7-km bypass road, starting at Nuvem and passing through Seraulim, Benaulim, Telaulim, Navelim and Margao, has seen work completed only at Nuvem. The project had been proposed in 2001. Subsequently the state government had acquired nearly 5 …

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Kumar swings it for India but Ballance weighs in with ton

LONDON: England’s Gary Ballance scored his second Test century as the second Test against India sat evenly-poised following a sweltering day’s play at Lord’s on Friday. Having dismissed the visitors for 295 on a pitch that appears to be getting easier to bat on, England reached 219 for six at the close of day two. Liam Plunkett (4) and Matt …

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Letting into the world of a documentary filmmaker

The contemporary art scenario of the country is huge as its canvas is far and wide. The best way to experience it would be through the vision of those artists who have excelled in their fields of work. The documentary film ‘To Let the World In’ directed by Avijit Mukul Kishore, is one such medium to understand the ever changing …

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Downing of Malaysian plane triggers global outrage

KUALA LUMPUR/KIEV: Global shock and outrage mounted on Friday over the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet killing all 298 people onboard as the needle of suspicion pointed to pro-Russian Ukraine rebels who may have shot it, triggering a blame game. World leaders demanded an “unimpeded” international probe into the tragedy asserting that those responsible must be brought to …

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Over 250 new policemen deputed at police stations in South Goa

MARGAO: In the backdrop of increasing thefts and robberies, most of the South Goa police stations have been provided with an additional police force to curb the increasing crime rate and to give a boost to investigation of cases. Over 250 policemen trained at Valpoi police training centre have joined various police stations in South Goa this week. Out of …

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295 killed as Malaysia plane shot down over Ukraine

KUALA LUMPUR/KIEV: All 295 people onboard a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the aircraft was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur carrying 280 passengers and 15 crewmembers. “Nearly …

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Modi, Putin hold talks on strategic partnership

FORTALEZA (BRAZIL): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured broadening of the special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors and invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip in December. The two leaders met for 40 minutes on the sidelines of the BRICS summit here late last night after their …

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