WhatsApp TO RESTRICT MESSAGE FORWARDING TO FIVE CHATS IN INDIA

AGENCIES|MUMBAI After the government of India served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to curb the spread of fake and provocative content, the Facebook-owned app has said that it is launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone in India. WhatsApp said its users in India will not be allowed to forward more than five chats at…

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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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‘STRAIGHT FROM HEART’ NGO TO CONDUCT FREE EYE CHECK-UP CAMP IN PARCEM ON JULY 22

PERNEM A free eye check-up camp will be organised at Bhagwati Temple Mandap, Dewool Wada, Parcem village Pernem Goa on July 22, Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Free lenses and frames will also be distributed to the needy patients. The eye check-up camp has been organised by Stuti Kumar and Khushi Gupta along with Straight from Heart (NGO) in…

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HEAVY FINE FOR DRINKING IN PUBLIC PLACES FROM AUGUST 15: PARRIKAR

PANAJI Drinking alcohol at public places will now attract heavy fine from August 15, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. Addressing a gathering after opening the incubation centre at the state-run Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Parrikar said the fine for littering and carrying plastic bags would also go up from the next month. “There is something called civic responsibility. The footpath…

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GOA GOVT ALLOTS LAND FOR YOGA, AYURVEDA, NATUROPATHY INSTITUTE

AGENCIES|PANAJI The Goa government has approved the transfer of a portion of a land, acquired to build a sports city and cricket stadium, to the Union AYUSH ministry to set up an Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy institute. The 9,19,789 square metre plot, in Dhargal in Pernem taluka, was acquired in 2009 to build infrastructure for the upcoming National Games as well…

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PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IS MUST TO PRESERVE INDIA’S ARCHAEOLOGICAL LEGACY: PM MODI

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on participation from people in preserving India’s archaeological legacy and also questioned the rules which prohibit them from clicking photographs at certain monuments. He said training young people as tourist guides will help generate employment and also enhance the interest of people in archaeological sites, thereby boosting tourism. Addressing a gathering at 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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GSCPCR TO ACTIVATE VILLAGE CHILD & MUNICIPAL COMMITTEES

  Panaji   The Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has decided to activate Village Child Committees and Municipal Committees in order to protect rights and interest of the children as per the Goa Children’s Act 2003 Rules 2004.   According to a statement here on Thursday, the Commission has appealed to all the Villages Panchayats and Municipal bodies to constitute the Village…

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69th VANAMAHOTSAV CELEBRATED AT VALPOI

  AGENCIES|VALPOI   To mark 69th Vanamahotsava – 2018 tree planting was done at Gomantak Vidyalaya, Usgao, in North Goa on Wednesday. Deepak Prabhu Pauskar, MLA, Sanvordem, was the chief guest of the function organised by the Social Forestry, Parks and Garden Division of Forest Department, to create awareness among the general public especially school and college students about the significance of trees.   The…

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EDC DELEGATION SUBMITS LIST OF SUGGESTIONS TO CM FOR EMPLOYMENT GENERATION

PORVORIM Board of Directors of EDC Ltd led by Chairman Sidharth Kuncalienker met Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today and submitted all suggestions/ideas collected for ‘Generation of Employment Opportunities’ obtained through crowdsourcing. Numerous suggestions were received through crowdsourcing but only the shortlisted best suggestions were discussed with the CM. One of the suggestion was to make minimum 4 to 5 years of experience…

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