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Chondankar new Goa Congress chief

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Girish Chondankar was on Thursday appointed president of Congress' Goa unit, replacing Shantaram Naik, a party statement said. Party President Rahul Ganhi had taken the decision, said General Seceratary Ashok Gehlot in the statement. The party appreciates the hard work and contribution of Shantaram Naik, who will be stepping down from his responsibility...

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Crime Branch quizzed me about my RTIs on Goa CM's health, says accused

Panaji, April 26 (IANS) Kenneth Silveira, who was arrested and released last week for uploading a false Facebook post declaring Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar dead, said on Thursday that during the interrogation, Crime Branch sleuths were keen to know the reasons for filing RTI queries, seeking to know Parrikar's health status from the CMO. Addressing a press conference here, 35-year-ol...

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Mridul new coach of Mohammedan Sporting Club

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Famous city football club Mohammedan Sporting on Thursday announced the appointment of Mridul Banerjee as its new head coach, after parting ways with Biswajit Bhattacharya. The club, former Head Coach Biswajit Bhattacharya and Goalkeeper-Coach Partha Chakraborty will terminate their working relationship by mutual consent, the club said in a statement. Ban...

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APAC firms ahead in implementing disruptive technologies: Report

Singapore, April 26 (IANS) Companies in the Asia-Pacific region are more confident in their ability to disrupt markets by implementing new digital technologies and business models, a new report said on Thursday. According to the research conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC) and commissioned by Avaya Holdings Corp, almost a third (29.2 per cent) of respondents in the APAC...

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Supremo Chashak: Raigad, Navi Mumbai, Vijaydurga, Bandra win opening matches

Mumbai , April 26 (IANS) Kalina Raigad, Navi Mumbai Panhalgad,Thane Vijaydurga and Bandra Shivneri won their respective matches at the Supremo Chashak football tournament here. Kalina kicked off the tournament on Wednesday evening by defeating Mumbai Central Pratapgad 2-1 in the inaugural match. Both goals were scored by Kamran Siddique who was declared the man of the match. <...

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Make rural posting must for fresh doctors: Vice President

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Mandatory rural posting for new doctors could be a solution for tackling shortage of medical practitioners in rural areas, said Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday. A possible solution to address the shortage of doctors in rural areas could be mandatory posting of fresh MBBS graduates in rural areas before granting them their first promotion, said Naid...

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Supremo Chashak: Raigad, Navi Mumbai, Vijaydurga, Bandra win opening matches

Mumbai , April 26 (IANS) Kalina Raigad, Navi Mumbai Panhalgad,Thane Vijaydurga and Bandra Shivneri won their respective matches at the Supremo Chashak football tournament here. Kalina kicked off the tournament on Wednesday evening by defeating Mumbai Central Pratapgad 2-1 in the inaugural match. Both goals were scored by Kamran Siddique who was declared the man of the match. <...

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Champions League: Real beat Bayern in semi-final 1st leg

Munich, April 26 (IANS) A clinical Real Madrid came from behind to secure a vital 2-1 away victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League's semi-final here. The Bavarians opened the scoring through Joshua Kimmich but their wastefulness allowed Marcelo and Marco Asensio to turn the tides for Real on Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency. Bayern suffered a...

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Nacional defeat Garcilaso 4-0 in Copa Libertadores match

Montevideo, April 26 (IANS) Uruguayan football club Nacional won their first victory in the Copa Libertadores, beating the Peruvian Real Garcilaso 4-0 in the fourth round of Group F here. Wednesday's result catapulted the Uruguayan team to the second place in its group, four points behind Santos, reports Efe. The four goals that led to Nacional's triumph were made by Sebastian Ro...

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Google Arts and Culture, Tourism Ministry to explore Incredible India

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Google Arts and Culture has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism to unveil a 360-degree virtual reality video for the global Incredible India tourism campaign. As part of the partnership, Google Arts and Culture will provide users with an immersive 360-degree view of India's heritage, festivity, spirituality and adventure. The video will showcase user...

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Elon Musk now wants to build a 'cyborg dragon'

San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) It appears that SpaceXs Dragon capsule is set to be powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and may offer a human-brain interface via Neuralink, a tweet by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has suggested. Oh btw I'm building a cyborg dragon, the tech mogul tweeted late on Wednesday. Musk might just bring astronauts with Internet-powered super-intelligence to spa...

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Girish Chodankar appointed President of Goa Congress

Panaji, April 26 (IANS) Former All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary Girish Chodankar has been appointed the President of the Goa Congress, a party statement said on Thursday. Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed Girish Chodankar as the President of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect, said the statement issued by AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot....

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WhatsApp Business app has over 3mn users: Facebook

San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Over 3 million people are actively using WhatsApp Business app, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He said this during the social media giant's Q1 2018 earnings call, the VentureBeat reported late on Wednesday. WhatsApp Business, a standalone app separate from the other version of WhatsApp used by 1.5 billion people, was launched in January for Andr...

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Champions League: Real beat in semi-final 1st leg

Munich (Germany), April 26 (IANS) Real Madrid came from behind to beat FC Bayern Munich for the third straight time at the Allianz Arena here, a 2-1 victory that brings the title holders' quest for a third consecutive Champions League title one step closer to success. The holders will take not only the lead, but a pair of valuable away goals, back to Madrid for next week's second leg of ...

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Palmeiras defeat Boca, enter 2nd round

Buenos Aires, April 26 (IANS) Brazil's Palmeiras defeated Argentina's Boca Juniors 2-0 at the Bombonera Stadium here to enter the second round of the Copa Libertadores football tournament. Goals by Keno and Lucas Lima allowed the team, led by Roger Machado, to clinch their third win in Round 4 - Group H, and advance to the next level of the continental tournament, reports EFE news agency...

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'Avengers: Infinity War' surpasses expectations

Film: Avengers: Infinity War; Director: Anthony and Joe Russo; Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, D...

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Trump's Veteran Affairs secretary pick considers withdrawing

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Ronny L. Jackson, US President Donald Trump's pick for the post of Veterans Affairs Secretary, has told his colleagues that he might remove his name from consideration, according to White House officials. Jackson's indecision was brewing even before Capitol Hill Democrats on Wednesday released new allegations of professional misconduct, including the claim tha...

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New YouTube Kids tools to help parents control content

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a bid to give parents more control, YouTube Kids on Thursday announced three new features around the content available in the app. The new features include 'Collections' that will allow parents to choose only the channel collection and subjects they want their kids to view. The 'Parent Approved Content' feature empowers parents to handpick every vide...

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ESA releases richest star map ever of Milky Way

Berlin, April 26 (IANS) The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the richest star catalogue to date, revealing previously unseen details of the Milky Way. The new data released on Wednesday covers the period between July 25, 2014 and May 23, 2016, pins down the positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars, and with a much greater precision, Xinhua news agency reported. For some of t...

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Goa MP asks Sushma to seeks release of Dubai ponzi scam convict

Panaji, April 25 (IANS) Goa BJP MP Narendra Savoikar on Wednesday asked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to secure release of Ryan de Souza, who was earlier this month sentenced to 517 years imprisonment by a Dubai court for alleged involvement in a $200 million ponzi scam. I would urge that the concerned officials may be directed to examine the case and take appropriate steps for...

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