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Goa sees 4 new suspected cases of coronavirus

Panaji: Four new suspected cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Goa on Tuesday. All four patients were quarantined at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, immediately after they were found showing symptoms of COVID-19. A total of seven patients suspected of having COVID-19 are currently in the isolation ward at the GMC. Till date, Goa has seen …

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Businesses hamstrung by lockdown norms

Panaji: Although shops and establishments have been permitted to remain open in the state, several owners of commercial establishments on Tuesday said that they are finding it difficult to function due to the lockdown norms.  According to proprietors of commercial establishments, complying with the lockdown guidelines is proving to be a hurdle to scaling up operations. Speaking to ‘The Navhind …

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70% of shops begin operation in Ponda

Ponda: With the state announcing relaxation in lockdown, almost 70 per cent of shops in Ponda have begun operation. Almost all types of shops and businesses have begun operation this week except for wine stores, and saloons. Even hotels and shops dealings with food items such as sweet marts and others too have started takeaway services. Most of these shops …

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Goa police show solidarity with ASI Harjeet Singh

Panaji: To show solidarity with ASI Harjeet Singh of Punjab police whose hand was chopped off in a brutal attack during the lockdown earlier this month, the Goa police, on Tuesday, dedicated the day to Singh for his dedication to duty while fighting the war against COVID-19. As a part of this gesture, all staff of the Goa police reported …

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City Mayor apologises for ‘charging’ Rs 500 fee

Panaji: While apologising for collecting a fee of Rs 500 from the shopkeepers seeking to reopen their establishments in the city, the city Mayor Uday Madkaikar said that, “it was done by mistake by the clerk who was entrusted with the responsibility of collecting fee from those seeking special permission for vehicles or permission to conduct business during the lockdown.” …

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Despite of lockdown, people collect clams at Chicalim bay

Vasco: Despite of the lockdown, a large number of people rushed to the river bed near Vareg Island in the Chicalim bay early Tuesday morning to collect clams (tisreo). The Chicalim Biodiversity Management Committee (CBMC) led by its chairman Rui Araujo with the help of Vasco police on Monday had managed to turn away a large number of people, who …

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CM writes to PM seeking changes to MMDR Act

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that he has written to  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and  the ministries  of home affairs and mining requesting them to amend the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 for restarting mining activities  in the state. He told media persons during a web briefing on Monday that the state …

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Centre forms tourism taskforce

NT NETWORK Panaji The Union tourism ministry has constituted a national tourism taskforce for strategising to turn around the tourism industry, which has been  hit by the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The five-member taskforce is headed by the Minister of State for Tourism and consists of state Tourism Ministers, joint secretary level officers of …

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Extend lockdown after May 3, state to Centre

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government has urged the central government on Monday to further extend lockdown in the state after  May 3 as COVID-19  cases have been rising in the neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told  media persons during a web briefing  on Monday that he did not get an opportunity to talk to …

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CM writes to PM seeking changes to MMDR Act

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that he has written to  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and  the ministries  of home affairs and mining requesting them to amend the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 for restarting mining activities  in the state. He told media persons during a web briefing on Monday that the state …

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