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Health Minister wants cap on visitors

NT NETWORK Panaji A meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party ministers as well as legislators held with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday witnessed a suggestion made by many of the attendees as regards government immediately sealing Goan borders for people arriving from Maharashtra. Those present at the meeting observed that most of the COVID-19 patients recently detected in Goa …

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276 stranded sailors return home

NT NETWORK Vasco A special repatriation flight from Rome in Italy brought 276 stranded Indian seafarers to Goa in the wee hours of Friday. According to sources at the Dabolim airport, most of the sailors, who arrived at the airport by the ‘Alitalia’ repatriation flight, are Goans, while some hail from Maharashtra. On their arrival, the health authorities conducted all …

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CM requests Centre to allow opening of malls, restaurants

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that there is a possibility of the lockdown getting extended by another two weeks, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday requested the central government to allow shopping malls, gymnasiums and restaurants in the state to operate at 50 per cent capacity by implementing social distancing norms. “I had a telephonic conversation with Amit Shah ji yesterday. …

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3 more defeat COVID; Goa’s tally now 28

NT NETWORK Panaji Active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state have come down to 28, as three more COVID patients recovered from the disease on Friday. Fortunately, there was no new case reported in Goa on Friday. The ‘recovered’ patients have been discharged from the Margao-based designated COVID Hospital and placed under quarantine as per the protocol. Till date, Goa …

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Lokayukta raps govt for ‘protecting privileged’

NT NETWORK Panaji State Lokayukta Justice P K Misra has written a special report to Governor Satya Pal Malik accusing the state government of ‘protecting the privileged and the powerful’ by not accepting its order passed in connection with the alleged ‘corruption and criminal conspiracy’ regarding illegal renewal of 88 mining leases between November 2014 and January 2015. Taking a …

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Governor, CM extend Statehood Day greetings

NT NETWORK Panaji Governor Satyapal Malik and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant have extended greetings to the people of Goa on the occasion of Goa Statehood Day. In his message, the Governor has said, “30th May is when Goa ceased to be a Union Territory and became the 25th state of the Union of India.” “30th May is the result of …

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SSC exam result in first week of July, HSSC after June 20

NT NETWORK Panaji Indicating that the higher secondary schools for Class XI and Class XII would open in the month of July or August, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on Friday stated that the results of the SSC examination will be declared in the first week of July. Coming out with this information, a senior official …

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SGPDA not to hand over fish market construction work to fisheries dept

NT NETWORK Margao The chairman of South Goa Planning and  Development Authority (SGPDA) Wilfred D’Sa  informed that a collective decision has been taken not to hand over the project of constructing the  new wholesale fish market on SGPDA land to  fisheries department as decided earlier and instead urge the GSIDC to take it up. D’Sa, while speaking to this daily …

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Patto-Panaji convention centre to house Goa’s largest auditorium: CM

NT NETWORK Panaji The foundation stone for the Rs 90 crore mini-convention centre and development of Rua De Ourem creek at Patto-Panaji was laid by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar and Goa Tourism Development Corporation chairman Dayanand Sopte. “The new mini convention centre will have Goa’s largest auditorium with a …

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Digambar calls for revival of traditional occupations

NT NETWORK Margao As Goa celebrates its 33rd Statehood Day, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat has said that focus should be laid on promoting the state’s rich cultural and social heritage to preserve the true spirit of Goa.  Kamat said that it is time to introspect on the transformations of Goa over the past 30 years adding, “We need to …

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