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Naval leg of Indo-Russian tri-service exercise starts in Goa

A release by the Indian Navy said its ships Tarkash and Aditya, and Russian Federation Navy's Yaroslav Mudriy, Viktor Konetsky and Elnya are participating in the exercise off Goa coast. The ships will undergo `Harbour Phase' of the exercise till December 15. It will include deployment planning, cross visits, professional lectures and sports fixtures.

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  • The group stayed at a chic hotel and lived it up over two days, just like 50 or 60-something youngsters do.

    The SSA with Brazil will help in avoiding making of double social security contributions by the workers (detachment); easy remittance of benefits (exportability); aggregating the contribution periods (in two countries) to prevent loss of benefits (totalisation).

    There’s been a 15-20% jump in advance bookings for destinations such as Goa, Udaipur and Jaipur from the year earlier as an increase in winter schedule capacity has resulted in a decline in some domestic fares. Advance bookings for international destinations like Singapore, Colombo, Bangkok, Dubai, Mauritius and Malaysia are up 10-12%.

    Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) on Thursday appealed to the Centre to recommence mining activities in Goa by the end of this year. GMPF has also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convene the meeting of group of ministers at the earliest so that the mining can resume at the earliest.

    "A contract for manufacture of frigates under Project P 17A was signed in February 2015 with Mazagon Dockyards Limited (MDL), Mumbai valued worth Rs 45,000 crore while two frigates under Project P1135.6 are slated to be manufactured by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) under a contract signed in October 2018 worth Rs 14,100 crore," said Defence Ministry.

    "Governments don't change after making announcements. It happens suddenly. What happened in Maharashtra, should be done in Goa too. The opposition should come together. We met Sanjay Raut. 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' which has been formed, it should extend to Goa too," said the Goa Forward Party chief.

    IBW, a popular motorbike festival, will see over 20,000 motorcycling enthusiasts converging at Vagator from across the country.

    Congress also slammed the BJP-led state government over the last week's acquittal of Francis Pereira in the cases pertaining to desecration of Holy Crosses in the coastal state during 2007-17.

    According to the directives of the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC), it is mandatory for the electricity department to purchase a defined percentage of its power from renewable sources, including solar and non-solar.

    The Navy is looking for ‘man out of the loop’ solutions that could involve autonomous systems that are being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as well as foreign vendors, sources said.

    Goa's Director General of Police Pranab Nanda has died due to cardiac arrest, a senior police official said on Saturday. Confirming Nanda's demise, Inspector General of Police Jaspal Singh said, "We were informed by his family that Nanda is no more. He died due to cardiac arrest. It's shocking."

    Goan nature trails also provide a great way to unwind.

    NCP Chief Sharad Pawar at Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai where Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress MLAs have assembled: We are here together for people of M...

    In a statement, Ministry of Defence Spokerperson has said: "​​During a training mission, after take off from INS HANSA at Dabolim a Mig 29k trainer aircraft suffered an engine fire. The pilots Capt M Sheokhand and Lt Cdr Deepak Yadav ejected safely. A bird hit and fire on the right engine was observed."

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