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hbo's watchmen gets greenlit for tv series

Even for HBO that is known for so-called prestige television, Watchmen may be the next flagship after Game of Thrones. The source material is considered to be one of the - if not the - best graphic novels of all time.

Harshvardhan Kapoor

Anil Kapoor and son Harshvardhan Kapoor will be seen sharing screen space for the first time in the Abhinav Bindra biopic. The film will release in 2019.

Splitsvilla 11 launch

Splitsvilla is back with its eleventh season. Sunny Leone and Rannvijay Singha host the dating reality show which airs on MTV.

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NASA has used Freelancer.com to hold several crowdsourcing campaigns in order to find innovative solutions to engineering problems they come across.

Google, Google Home speaker, Google speaker with display, Google Assistant, Google new speaker, Amazon Echo Show, Google display speaker launch

Google's smart speaker with display will likely let users view YouTube videos, maps and check calendar using voice commands.

Samsung Galaxyu Note 9, Samsung Note 9, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 India launch, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price in India, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications, Note 9 price in India

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has started receiving its first software update ahead of its sale in the US from August 24.

Goa News

Goa lifts ban on fish import, keeps strict vigil on border
Goa lifts ban on fish import, keeps strict vigil on border

The government had banned import of fish on July 18 after the Food and Drugs Administration’s (FDA) initial report confirmed presence of formalin, a toxic chemical, in them.

Uproar in Goa Assembly over ‘plastic eggs’
Uproar in Goa Assembly over ‘plastic eggs’

As he demanded a probe, CM Manohar Parrikar kept repeating, “there cannot be a plastic egg”.

In Goa House, BJP MLA speaks on beef shortage
In Goa House, BJP MLA speaks on beef shortage

Beef traders have repeatedly gone on strikes over the year, saying their vehicles are being stopped by cow vigilante groups.

Goa govt to install 60,000 bio-toilets under ODF scheme: CM Manohar Parrikar
Goa govt to install 60,000 bio-toilets under ODF scheme: CM Manohar Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Legislative Assembly today that the Goa government will be installing 60,000 bio-toilets across the state under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Goa to soon get kits to check formalin in fish, says Manohar Parrikar
Goa to soon get kits to check formalin in fish, says Manohar Parrikar

Action will be taken against a trader, if the screening kit detects contamination by added Formaldehyde, after it is validated by laboratory tests.

Goa: Border village liquor vends to be shut down for 30 days
Goa: Border village liquor vends to be shut down for 30 days

The order comes after residents of the village had complained of nuisance created by drunk tourists, especially those who travel from neighbouring district of Belgaum in Karnataka.

Only ‘good tourists’ welcome in Goa, says Tourism Minister
Only ‘good tourists’ welcome in Goa, says Tourism Minister

Parrikar, on Monday, had announced a hefty fine of Rs 2500 to be imposed on those found drinking alcohol in public places from August 15.

Will ban fish import if impurities are found: Goa Minister
Will ban fish import if impurities are found: Goa Minister

The FDA had raided wholesale fish markets in Margao in South Goa and Panaji in North Goa on Thursday and its “spot analysis” of the fish had shown the presence of formalin.

People gave me strength to face trying times: Manohar Parrikar on pancreatic ailment
People gave me strength to face trying times: Manohar Parrikar on pancreatic ailment

Parrikar was initially admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after being diagnosed with mild pancreatitis. He was discharged after a few days and returned to Goa to present the budget.

Congress asks Guinness to include Modi’s name for ‘setting a record of travelling abroad’
Congress asks Guinness to include Modi’s name for ‘setting a record of travelling abroad’

“PM Modi has correctly used the resources of India and set the record of making 41 trips to 52 countries in four years. He has already spent Rs 355 crore,” read a letter by Goa Congress General Secretary Sankalp Amonkar.

Goa villagers demand closure of bars
Goa villagers demand closure of bars

“Sometimes, they are drunk so bad that they do not have anything other than their undergarments on,” said Sarika Gaonkar, sarpanch, Thana-Dongurli.

Goa: Activist Claude Alvares arrested for symbolic protest, released
Goa: Activist Claude Alvares arrested for symbolic protest, released

Following a petition by Alvares, ore extraction in all 88 operational mines in Goa was banned by the apex court, bringing the multi-billion industry to a grinding halt from March this year.

In Goa, red flags go up on beaches after tourist deaths: Selfies can be dangerous
In Goa, red flags go up on beaches after tourist deaths: Selfies can be dangerous

The state government, which is now closely watching the deaths have noted the accidental death reports of four incidents at the beginning of the offseason (May 31 to September 30) when the annual ban stands imposed across water dips.

Goa: Entrepreneur gets notice over drug haul
Goa: Entrepreneur gets notice over drug haul

Entrepreneur Vasudev Parab, who is being questioned by the DRI in connection with 100 kg ketamine found on his industrial premises.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to return to Goa tomorrow
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to return to Goa tomorrow

“Parrikar will fly from the US to Mumbai and from Mumbai to Goa on Thursday. He is arriving in Panaji tomorrow,” a senior official at the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.

Goa reels under 22-hour power blackout, Manohar Parrikar orders probe
Goa reels under 22-hour power blackout, Manohar Parrikar orders probe

The events since the blackout on June 3, including the brain stroke of the minister holding the power portfolio, have given teeth to the opposition, which is alleging absence of a functioning government and lack of governance.

Nine-year-old boy drowns in swimming pool at Goa hotel
Nine-year-old boy drowns in swimming pool at Goa hotel

“We have booked the resort management under IPC Section 304-A (negligence). There was no attendant or life guard, and no one bothered when the boy entered the pool,” said police.

Power minister now ill, Goa govt fights ‘political vacuum’ charges
Power minister now ill, Goa govt fights ‘political vacuum’ charges

With the Opposition calling for a “full-fledged CM” and a “working government”, the BJP-led coalition is now eagerly waiting for a phone call on June 16.

Patient in Goa hospital tests negative for Nipah virus
Patient in Goa hospital tests negative for Nipah virus

The man, who was passing through Goa in a train and heading to Uttar Pradesh, had fallen unconscious at the coastal state’s Thivim railway station on Monday, following which he was admitted to a government hospital.

Three men from MP held for gang-rape of woman in Goa
Three men from MP held for gang-rape of woman in Goa

As per the complaint lodged with Colva police station, the entire act was filmed on camera by the accused, who threatened to make the clip viral if they approached the police.

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