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Assagao deputy sarpanch held for restraining

Mapusa: Anjuna police have arrested deputy sarpanch of Assagao Shirsagar Naik for allegedly restraining and assaulting a driver of JCB and also for damaging the JCB. According to Anjuna police, JCB driver Updesh Prajapati has lodged a complaint stating that Naik restrained his JCB by bring his bike in front of it and then further assaulted him and damaged the …

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5 fire fighters test COVID positive

Panaji: Four fire fighters and a driver of the state fire department tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. After a fire fighter at the fire department headquarters at Campal had tested positive on Friday, the department had subjected 45 fire fighters including a driver to COVID-19 testing. The test result which came on Monday found a driver and three fire …

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Plans afoot to start plasma therapy: Rane

Sankhali: Stating that ten critically ill COVID-19 patients have recovered in Kerala by administering plasma therapy, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday said that the state government plans to start plasma bank and plasma treatment. He also said that with COVID-19 cases increasing in Sattari taluka, the government has decided to provide special ambulances to Palye and Valpoi constituencies. In …

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Sudin: govt failed to curtail spending

Panaji: Stating that the ministers as well as chairpersons and vice chairpersons of various corporations presently have no work, and hence they have been made in-charge of different talukas to ensure stringent implementation of the COVID-19 guidelines, senior leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Monday said that the failure of the government to curtail its …

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Russian owning Morjim resort held

Mapusa: In connection with a party organised at Morjim and attended by foreigners amidst COVID-19 pandemic which was stopped after locals opposed it, Pernem police have arrested a Russian national. According to Pernem police, a state complaint has been filed by ASI Nhanu Thakur against Russian national identified as Evgeni Tumentsev, 55, owner of a resort at Morjim for playing …

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COVID spread: ‘review’ meeting for Bardez held

NT NETWORK Mapusa In view of the rise in COVID19 cases in the state, a joint review meeting for Bardez taluka was held on Monday in Mapusa. The meeting was presided over by the Minister for Ports Michael Lobo. Lobo instructed administration, health and police departments, to make public announcements in every village besides Mapusa, and to strictly enforce the …

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Now, ministers to take charge of talukas to arrest COVID spread

Panaji: The state’s cabinet ministers will now be in charge of ensuring stringent implementation of the guidelines laid down by the government to arrest the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Addressing the media through a web conference on Sunday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said he held a meeting with the ministers, delegating them the responsibility of ensuring that the …

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72-year-old Mormugao councillor is Goa’s seventh COVID fatality

Vasco: Seventy two-year-old Mormugao civic body councillor Pascoal D’Souza is the seventh COVID-19 fatality in the state and the third in Vasco. Elder brother of Jose Philip D’Souza, the president of the state unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Pascoal succumbed to the viral infection while undergoing treatment in the ICU at the COVID hospital in Margao around 1 am …

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2 Ponda temples to reopen this week

Ponda: Two major temples in Ponda taluka will open their doors for devotees from this week onwards after strictly following the standard operating procedures (SOPs). In a joint meeting of the temple committees held at Mardol on Sunday, panels of two prominent temples in the taluka decided to reopen the temples. However, many other committees of well-known temples decided to keep the …

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New teams for health centres

Panaji: The government will recruit new teams on priority basis, which would be designated at primary and community health centres. “After deliberations with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, we have taken a decision to recruit new teams on contractual basis on top priority to designate them at respective primary health centres and community health centres, who will report to the respective …

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