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John Heard was best know for playing the role of the father of the lead character Kevin McCallister in the Home alone film franchise.

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Ali Fazal who was seen in films like 3 Idiots, Bobby Jasoos, and Happy Bhaag Jayegi, will be sharing the screen for the first time, with Oscar award winning actor Judi Dench in his upcoming Hollywood film, Victoria and Abdul. A film based on the Queen's affair with a servant.

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Nilekani said that data from tools such as Aadhaar is fundamental for putting the economy on a cycle of growth, and could empower users with data, remove knowledge asymmetry and promote innovation. He also urged policymakers to take steps for data inversion to empower users, who can benefit from their own data.

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Sometime in May this year, Ryan Gosling might have discovered that he was an Uttam Santati (customised child, conceived following RSS’s Garbh Vigyan Sanskar project), had he been following the Humans of Hindutva (HOH) page on Facebook. In less than three months, the page has garnered a following of more than 60,000 people.

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Reliance JioPhone is the company's new 4G VoLTE feature phone that comes with some smart features, and is largely being seen as disruptor in the industry given the 'effective price' of Rs zero. But it won't be a cake-walk for Reliance JioPhone, according to one analyst.

Goa News

Police avoid ‘confrontation’ as cases filed with various agencies: Manohar Parrikar
Police avoid ‘confrontation’ as cases filed with various agencies: Manohar Parrikar

“The police force has changed and it is not what it used to be some 10-20 years ago. His (a police personnel’s) mental position today is that he is not ready to confront. The Police need to confront, need to be strict so that they can discipline citizens,” the CM said.

MoU on nationalisation of Goa rivers to be signed soon: Manohar Parrikar
MoU on nationalisation of Goa rivers to be signed soon: Manohar Parrikar

Allaying fears of adverse impact on environment due to desilting of rivers as part of the nationalisation project, he said all works would be carried out only after Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is conducted and approved. He said only navigation channels would be desilted, that too, if required.

Will ensure there is no shortage of beef in Goa, says CM Manohar Parrikar, Congress makes fun
Will ensure there is no shortage of beef in Goa, says CM Manohar Parrikar, Congress makes fun

Speaking in the Goa Assembly, Manohar Parrikar said, “We have not closed the option of getting meat from Belgaum (in Karnataka) or some other place to ensure that there is no shortage.” 

Female dentists in Goa get extortion threats from ‘Abu Zarqawi’
Female dentists in Goa get extortion threats from ‘Abu Zarqawi’

IS founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may have been killed in 2006, but extortion letters signed off with the dreaded terrorist’s name have come back to haunt female dentists in the tony Calangute-Candolim beach belt in North Goa.

Two more crosses desecrated in Goa
Two more crosses desecrated in Goa

Goa has witnessed a spate of attacks on religious symbols since early this month. At least 11 holy crosses and a temple have been vandalised by unidentified persons in South Goa district since July 1.

Four family members held for confining woman in room for 15 years in Goa
Four family members held for confining woman in room for 15 years in Goa

Police claimed that the woman was confined in the room for nearly 15 years and she had no connection with the outside world. Based on the information provided by the NGO ‘Bailancho Saad’, a team from the Women’s Police Station last evening raided the house and made the arrests.

Goa: Graves in Christian cemetery vandalised
Goa: Graves in Christian cemetery vandalised

Several gravestones in a Christian cemetery in South Goa were allegedly vandalised by unidentified persons. Police are yet to arrest anyone in connection with the cemetery attack. Vaingankar said one of the locals had seen a man running out of cemetery at around 4.30 am.

Amit Shah arrives in Goa on two-day visit
Amit Shah arrives in Goa on two-day visit

The Bharatiya Janata Party National President paid tributes to Goan freedom fighters at the Martyr’s Memorial. Shah is expected to have lunch with members of the ruling BJP-led coalition cabinet, as well as meet his party’s MLAs.

Constitutional authorities can become more corrupt than politicians: Parrikar
Constitutional authorities can become more corrupt than politicians: Parrikar

Pointing out to the delay in holding election in some panchayat wards following a court order, Manohar Parrikar asked, “Who should be held responsible for the delay in the election in these wards?”

Open defecation polluting Goa rivers: Report  
Open defecation polluting Goa rivers: Report  

The Board monitored 52 water bodies in the state for the period of April 2016 to March 2017 under the National Water Quality Monitoring Programme (NWMP), the report said.

Goa gaushala shelters 355 rescued bovines amid raging debate
Goa gaushala shelters 355 rescued bovines amid raging debate

A small-time trust in Goa is running a cattle care centre, providing shelter and rehabilitation to over 350 injured and abandoned cows as well as bullock despite facing severe shortage of funds.

Goa government will ensure that narcotics trade is stopped: Minister
Goa government will ensure that narcotics trade is stopped: Minister

“The sale of drugs will not be tolerated. We won’t allow our generation to be finished due to narcotics,” Manohar Ajgaonkar said.

Goa monsoon alert sounded: Red flags out, tourists told not to venture into sea
Goa monsoon alert sounded: Red flags out, tourists told not to venture into sea

The Indian Metrological Centre in Goa too has confirmed that Goa will continue to witness heavy showers over the next 48 hours.

Plastic bags to attract upto Rs 5,000 fine in Goa
Plastic bags to attract upto Rs 5,000 fine in Goa

CM Parrikar said the state government cannot perform if citizens behave irresponsibly.

Goa government to unveil start-up policy in 10 days
Goa government to unveil start-up policy in 10 days

The Goa government is all set to roll out a new start-up policy in the next ten days.

Goa bridge collapse: Rajnath Singh dials Manohar Parrikar, says rescue ops intensified
Goa bridge collapse: Rajnath Singh dials Manohar Parrikar, says rescue ops intensified

Union Home Mininster Rajnath Singh speaks to Goa CM Manohar Parrikar after a Portuguese-era footbridge collapsed in Curchorem.

Goa: Sonshi mines may face GSPCB action over high air pollution
Goa: Sonshi mines may face GSPCB action over high air pollution

The mining firms are required to furnish a bank guarantee by tomorrow, failing which, they will not be allowed to operate this season.

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to contest by-election from Panaji; Congress, AAP to field candidates
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to contest by-election from Panaji; Congress, AAP to field candidates

Panaji is currently represented by Manohar Parrikar’s close aide Siddharth Kuncalienkar, who had, in 2014, contested the bye-election after Parrikar resigned to join the Union cabinet.

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar asks health department to list priority areas
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar asks health department to list priority areas

Healthcare areas which need immediate improvement would be discussed in the meeting, Manohar Parrikar said.

Goa: Woman gets Seven-year jail for pushing daughter into prostitution
Goa: Woman gets Seven-year jail for pushing daughter into prostitution

The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the woman, who was convicted under relevant sections of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 and the Goa Children’s Act, 2003.

Goa: Nitesh Rane, 8 others charge-sheeted in 2013 toll plaza case 
Goa: Nitesh Rane, 8 others charge-sheeted in 2013 toll plaza case 

The Goa government has imposed entry tax on non-Goa registration vehicles that enter the state.

Parrikar pledges to protect Lamani community
Parrikar pledges to protect Lamani community

Members of the Lamani community have been living in Goa with dignity and pride for many generations, which makes them Indians first and Goans next: Manohar Parrikar

Goa State Museum to be relocated: Manohar Parrikar
Goa State Museum to be relocated: Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar said the museum would be housed in the palace until new building is constructed.

Will ensure no such nuisance is created in state: Goa DGP on late night parties
Will ensure no such nuisance is created in state: Goa DGP on late night parties

He said that police have already been directed by CM Manohar Parrikar to strictly curb these ‘illegalities’ across Goa

Goa airport to be partially shut for five days for runway upgrade
Goa airport to be partially shut for five days for runway upgrade

The airport, located in Dabolim in south Goa, is managed by Indian Navy and is part of its INS Hansa base near Vasco

Goa: Online flesh trade racket busted; 3 arrested
Goa: Online flesh trade racket busted; 3 arrested

Two men, aged around 28, and a 27-year-old woman were arrested for allegedly running the racket, Crime Branch official said.

UK national dies in Goa while exercising in gym
UK national dies in Goa while exercising in gym

An ambulance with doctors was summoned immediately, but by the time it arrived, he was dead, Dalvi said.

Goa witnessed over 19 per cent growth in tourism last year: Survey
Goa witnessed over 19 per cent growth in tourism last year: Survey

“In order to promote Goa as an ideal tourist destination, several initiatives and tourism infrastructure projects were undertaken to augment the carrying capacity of the state,”

Irish woman found dead on Goa beach; one arrested
Irish woman found dead on Goa beach; one arrested

According to police, she was last seen playing Holi with the locals in the village.

Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar to dissolve rebel unit, ready to work as swayamsewak
Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar to dissolve rebel unit, ready to work as swayamsewak

Velingkar, whose GSM was part of the alliance that contested the February 4 Assembly polls against the ruling party, had last month hinted at either merging his breakaway “Goa prant” with RSS or dissolving it.

Mahadayi water dispute: Goa government’s plans to meet PM Modi hit roadblock
Mahadayi water dispute: Goa government’s plans to meet PM Modi hit roadblock

The meeting with the PM may not happen soon as he is busy with campaigning in Uttar Pradesh after which he would be proceeding on a foreign trip.

Goa CM says won’t file review plea on SC highway liquor sale ban
Goa CM says won’t file review plea on SC highway liquor sale ban

Laxmikant Parsekar said it would not be “fair” on the part of his govt to approach the top court, but the affected liquor vendors could file a review petition

BJP leader Vishwajit Krishnarao Rane denies murder charge levelled by ex-driver
BJP leader Vishwajit Krishnarao Rane denies murder charge levelled by ex-driver

Pandurang Adarkar, a former driver of Rane, has claimed he had witnessed the killing of one Shanu Gaonkar in 2006 by the BJP leader.

Goa Forward concerned with Supreme Court order on highway liquor sale ban
Goa Forward concerned with Supreme Court order on highway liquor sale ban

The party said it wanted the state government to take all possible measures to protect the genuine interests of Goan businessmen and dependents.

Inmate killed in Goa prison fight
Inmate killed in Goa prison fight

CRPF personnel, who were deployed in the state for the upcoming Assembly polls, assisted the local police in bringing the situation under control

Manohar Parrikar busy in Goa while terrorists attack army: Sanjay Raut
Manohar Parrikar busy in Goa while terrorists attack army: Sanjay Raut

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said it was unfortunate that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was “busy in Goa’s politics” while terrorists were attacking the army.