HONOR PARTNERS FLIPKART TO SELL ‘HONOR 9N’ IN INDIA

AGENCIES|MUMBAI Chinese smartphone maker Huawei’s sub-brand Honor on Friday announced to partner with Flipkart for the exclusive sale of “Honor 9N” that is set to be launched on July 24 in India. The upcoming smartphone will come with a Full-View Notch display and a 2.5D curved glass design with 12 layers of premium glass with nano coating. “We are delighted to announce…

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GOVT BANS SALE OF ALCOHOL IN SURLA VILLAGE

AGENCIES|PANAJI Following the demand from the villagers to prohibit alcohol in their village, the Goa government on Thursday banned the sale of liquor in North Goa’s Surla village for 30 days to curb the nuisance caused by tourists. Issued by North Goa Collector Levinson Martins, the order shuts down about a dozen liquor bars and restaurants serving liquor, liquor shops, pubs,…

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DIGITIZATION OFFERS $39 BN EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIAN FIRMS BY 2022

AGENCIES|NEW DELHI Rising digitization will unlock a potential $39 billion worth of export opportunities for Indian businesses in select verticals by 2022 — up from $16 billion in 2017, a Google-KPMG report said on Thursday. The verticals that provides high-potential export opportunities are travel, media and entertainment, Software-as-a Service (SaaS), consumer brands and real estate, said the report titled, “Indian…

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BAN ON IMPORT OF FISH FROM NEIGHBOURING STATES TILL JULY END

AGENCIES|PANAJI The Goa government has banned the import of fish from neighbouring states until July end in the wake of a controversy over the use of formalin in fish consignments, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said today. “A formal notification will be issued by evening. The decision has been taken as a measure of abundant caution,” Parrikar told a press conference. Parrikar said…

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GOVT TO DEPUTE SPECIAL SQUADS ON BORDER TO EXAMINE FISH COMING FROM OTHER STATES: PALYEKAR

AGENCIES|PANAJI The Goa government has decided to depute special squads to check if fish brought from other states contain formalin, a toxic chemical, Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar said on Tuesday. The move comes amid reports about the presence of formalin in fish coming into Goa from other states. Palyekar said the squads will comprise officials from the fisheries department and the Food…

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FACEBOOK JOINS HANDS WITH SKILL INDIA MISSION

AGENCIES|BHUBANESHWAR Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India. The partnership, signed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will enable Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to incorporate Facebook’s training on Digital Marketing Skills in its courses, besides providing trainees with access…

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OPPO UNVEILS BUDGET PHONE FOR Rs 10,990 IN INDIA

NEW DELHI OPPO on Friday unveiled a new mid-range smartphone “OPPO A3s” for Rs 10,990 in India. The device houses 13+2MP dual rear camera system and an 8MP Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled front camera. It has a 6.2 inch super full-notch screen, OPPO’s AI beauty technology for enhanced selfie experience, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The smartphone will be available online and…

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JOHNSON & JOHNSON ORDERED TO PAY $4.69 BILLION IN LAWSUIT LINKING BABY POWDER TO CANCER

AGENCIES|WASHINGTON A jury in the US on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion in damages to 22 women and their families who had claimed the company’s talcum power products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. The compensation awarded by a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, is divided into $550 million in compensatory damages and another $4.14 billion in…

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IT POLICY WILL DIGITALLY EMPOWER GOA: CM

PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said the IT policy approved by his government would play a crucial role in making the state digitally-empowered. “In continuation with our Prime Minister’s call for digital India, Goa is very proud that we are going into a new era of information technology by unveiling the IT policy and ensuring that Goa enters the…

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BSNL LAUNCHES FIRST INTERNET TELEPHONY SERVICE IN INDIA

AGENCIES|NEW DELHI State-owned BSNL (BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED) on Wednesday launched India’s first Internet telephony service “Wings”. The service was launched by Communications Minister Manoj Sinha. This service would allow customers to make and receive calls over the Internet from anywhere in India or abroad. “It will use a Mobile Numbering Scheme, and will need a SIP Client (soft app) to be downloaded…

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