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School heads asked to ensure pick-up and drop for board exam students

NT NETWORK   Panaji The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has directed the headmasters/ principals of the secondary as well as higher secondary schools to shoulder the responsibility to drop and pick-up respective students answering the HSSC and SSC examinations to and from their examination centres/ sub centres by following proper protocol of social distancing, face covering …

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Mapusa civic body urges power dept to minimise outages

NT NETWORK Mapusa With heat wave expected to hit Goa from May 8 to 14, chief officer of Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) has requested the electricity department to avoid frequent power outages in Mapusa unless they are absolutely unavoidable. Citing the inconvenience faced by people due to power cut, MMC chief officer Clen Madeira has written a letter to assistant …

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GFP to petition PM over stranded Goans

NT NETWORK Margao Goa Forward Party (GFP) chief and Fatorda legislator Vijai Sardesai on Wednesday came down heavily on the central government for not listing Goa among the ten states announced to operate 64 flights to rescue stranded Indians despite the fact that thousands of Goan seafarers and other non-resident Goans( NRG) are stranded in different countries. Sardesai said that the least Goa government could have asked for …

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Salvador-do-Mundo farmers complain against sluice gate breach

NT NETWORK Salvador-Do-Mundo Over 35 farmers from Salvador-do-Mundo area have lodged a complaint with authorities against persons who have taken Sao Paulo sluice gate on auction and have allegedly misused it due to which saline water has entered their fields leaving them uncultivable. The Sao Paulo Sluice gate that was auctioned for over Rs 25 lakh has been allegedly kept …

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S Goa cops book 3354 cases for spitting in public

NT NETWORK Margao Stepping up efforts to stop the menace of spitting in public places as it could lead to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, South Goa police have booked 3,354 cases and have collected fines to the tune of Rs 3,35,400 from the defaulters. South Goa SP Arvind Gawas said that South Goa police stations have booked 3,354 cases …

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Social distancing norms thrown to the winds in parts of Mapusa

NT NETWORK Mapusa Notwithstanding the fear of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) looming large, social distancing norms were not properly adhered to in various parts of Mapusa especially in the market. Buyers queued up at shops in the market with most wearing face masks but adequate distance was not maintained despite Mapusa municipality and merchants association doing their best. Some shopkeepers were …

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Chapoli dam holds adequate water to meet drinking needs

NT NETWORK Canacona The Chapoli dam in Canacona has adequate water to meet the drinking water needs of the taluke for over a month. The dam holds 688.31 hectare metre (ham) of water as on Tuesday while on this day last year the water level in the dam was 556.00 ham. The current water level readings have brought a sigh …

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Easing of restrictions bring no relief to rickshaw operators

NT NETWORK Panaji The plight of rickshaw operators who are at the end of their tether having had no business for over a month has not improved much even after easing of restrictions on public transport since Monday as half of them are not even getting a single trip. Rickshaw operators claimed that there is no business and only a …

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2,448 pillion riders booked for not wearing helmet in city

NT NETWORK Panaji As part of its drive to enforce the use of helmet even by pillion riders, the Panaji traffic cell since March 24 have booked around 2448 cases pertaining to pillion riders on two-wheelers travelling without wearing helmets. In this connection, the police had issued challans to the two-wheeler riders for allowing pillion riders without wearing helmet. Similarly, …

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No sign of state food commission

NT NETWORK Margao Even after a written assurance by the then director of Civil Supplies in January last year, the state is yet to see the formation of Goa Food Security Commission. The Commission which will monitor the implementation of National Food Security Act 2013 is mandatory under Section 16 (1) of the said Act. Reliable sources informed that the Goa State Food Commission plays …

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