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IMA woman doctors wing signs MoU with Apollo Hospitals

Panaji: The ‘National EVECON & WIMALS 2019’, the national conference of woman doctors of India, organised by IMA National Woman Doctors Wing under the leadership of national chairperson Dr Mona Desai, national secretary Dr Neeta Biyani and hosted by IMA WDW Goa state, under the leadership of state chairperson Dr Purnima Usgaonker, was held recently at Chopdem.  The event was …

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Distress calls leave fire dept personnel on toes

NT NETWORK Panaji Even as the season›s first heavy rains lashed the state on Wednesday catching many people unawares, the fire department had a tough time attending to the flood of calls seeking intervention in cases such as of trees uprooting and snapping of power lines. The department in the last 24 hours attended to 13 emergency calls with maximum …

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Lucky escape for duo as tree collapses on car at Dhavali

NT NETWORK Ponda Almost a week after monsoon reached the state, Ponda received heavy rains on Wednesday throwing life out of gear. It also exposed the ill-preparedness of the Ponda Municipality for the rains. In many parts of the town, drains were clogged, resulting in roads getting water-logged. Incidents of tree uprooting were witnessed in Ponda and its vicinity. In …

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Water-logging witnessed across Mormugao taluka

NT NETWORK Vasco Water-logging was witnessed in several parts of Vasco, Mormugao, Dabolim and Cortalim constituencies due to the incessant rain that lashed the entire Mormugao taluka throwing the normal life out of gear on Wednesday. Water-logging was witnessed near El-Monte Theatre at Desterro, near Mormugao municipal building, near MPT Institute and police quarters, near RTO office building, near St …

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Women in Goa will soon be able to work in night shifts

NT NETWORK Panaji The state cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to the Factories Act, which will allow the industries to employ women in night shifts with proper safety measures in place. Briefing media after the cabinet meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, who holds the factories and boilers portfolio, said that the Amendment Bill would be moved during the upcoming …

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Maralkar appointed GPSC secy

NT NETWORK Panaji Senior Goa Civil Service officer Yatindra Maralkar has been appointed as secretary of Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC). Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the media on Wednesday that the cabinet has given approval for appointment of Maralkar as the secretary of GPSC. Sawant also said that the cabinet has also given approval to the proposal for awarding …

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Heavy rain throws life out of gear in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji The state witnessed a spell of heavy rainfall on Wednesday throwing life out of gear and causing severe damage to property. The weather department has issued ‘heavy to very heavy rains’ alert for the next three days and advised people to stay indoors till Saturday owing to cyclonic circulation that is persisting over east central Arabian Sea …

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Saligao villagers oppose move over waste plant expansion

NT NETWORK Saligao Saligao villagers on Wednesday in unison opposed plans for expansion of the garbage plant in the village and suggested the panchayat to take legal recourse. The panchayat had convened a special meeting to seek views of the villagers on the plans of the government to expand the plant’s capacity from 100 to 250 tonnes. The villagers passed …

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BJP looking to strengthen its base in S Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji Targeting 4 lakh primary members – almost 25 per cent of the state’s population – during its forthcoming membership drive, the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday stated that this membership drive, which is a part of the party’s nationwide programme, would also work towards strengthening the BJP base in South Goa, especially in …

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Govt college at Sankhali gets smart classrooms, virtual class studio

NT NETWORK Panaji The directorate of higher education has set up a smart classroom and virtual class studio at the Government College of Arts, Commerce and Science, in Sankhali, which is expected to facilitate new beginning of technology-oriented teaching-learning process in the state. The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will inaugurate the facility on June 29. The director of higher education …

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