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Fishermen seen fishing

Fishermen seen fishing in the River Mandovi using their canoes during a short ‘rain break’ on Thursday. As mechanized fishing boats have not ventured into the sea for fishing, fish is in a short supply in the state.

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570 new COVID cases; Goa’s tally crosses 10,000-mark

NT NETWORK Panaji The state’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 10,000-mark as 570 fresh cases were detected on Thursday. This surge of cases recorded in the last 24 hours is the highest-ever single-day spike of new infections of the pandemic. The previous biggest single-day surge of cases was reported on August 9 when the state saw 506 confirmed cases of the …

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27 VPs seek Governor’s help in resuming mining

NT NETWORK Panaji Representatives of 27 village panchayats from the mining belt in Goa on Thursday met Governor Satya Pal Malik seeking his intervention for immediate resumption of the iron ore mining industry. They impressed upon Malik that the mining closure has taken a toll on the livelihood and the mental health of the people dependent on it. Speaking to  …

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Balli PHC keeping virus at arm’s length

NT NETWORK Margao The primary health centre of Balli has turned to conducting antigen tests on people so as to keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay. The PHC has also been seeing lesser number of COVID cases especially at the Cuncolim Industrial Estate. The Balli PHC has been conducting around 20 antigen tests on an average per day while also …

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Fatorpa containment zone de-notified

Margao: South Goa district collector Ajit Roy on Thursday de-notified the Fatorpa containment zone, giving a relief to the people who stayed indoors for almost 40 days. “The containment zone and the buffer zone at Fatorpa in Quepem taluka stands de-notified with immediate effect,” said the order issued by the district collector. On July 2, the district collector had declared …

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Two men lose COVID battle

Panaji: The dreaded coronavirus has claimed two more lives in the state on Thursday, taking the death count to 91. As per the information provided by the directorate of health services, the two persons – 48-year-old man from Rajbagh in Canacona taluka and 73-year-old man from Aquem – passed away on Thursday while undergoing treatment at the Margao-based COVID Hospital. …

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Containment zone at Moti Dongor de-notified

NT NETWORK Margao Additional collector Surendra Naik  on  Thursday de-notified the containment zone at  Moti  Dongor, Margao,  issuing a special order. The slum area of Moti Dongor had been  declared  as a containment zone on  June 29 after 17  people from  the largely-migrant  inhabited   slum tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic.   Parts of  ward number 18 of the Margao   municipal …

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In S Goa, Salcete has highest number of persons in home isolation

NT NETWORK Margao Salcete taluka has the highest home isolation of COVID positive people in South Goa’s five talukas, informed the office of the district collector, South on Thursday. According to the district collector’s office, of the total number of 598 home isolated persons, Salcete taluka has the maximum number, followed by Ponda. There are 33 applications pending in Salcete. …

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OTS Scheme: govt amends guidelines for credit societies

NT NETWORK Panaji The government, on Thursday, amended the guidelines for the One- Time Settlement (OTS) Scheme for Credit Societies, 2020, to make all the loans of co-operative credit societies which are doubtful and classified as non-performing assets (NPA) up to March 31 2015, eligible for benefit under the scheme. All primary agricultural credit (PAC), multi-purpose and urban co-operative credit …

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Migrant students gone back home should not be left out of state educational system: DoE to schools

NT NETWORK Panaji The directorate of education (Doe) has asked the heads of all the government and government aided schools, from primary to higher secondary level to ensure that the students belonging to migrant population in Goa, who have gone back to their native places should not be left out of the state educational system, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. …

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