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CM warns against assembly of over 3 persons

NT NETWORK Panaji Tightening the screws against people defying restrictions imposed in view of spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19 across the country, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday warned all those who have arrived in the state from other states or abroad and have escaped tests, would be taken for checking even if they are unwilling to undergo the test. …

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Skeletal staff to operate govt offices

NT NETWORK Panaji A day after declaring holidays from March 23 to March 25 in view of extended ‘Janata Curfew’ in Goa, the state government on Monday decided that skeletal staff should remain present in government offices/departments in order not to hamper the functioning of the state administration on March 23 and March 24. The general administration department   (GAD) …

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Cops advise public to stay indoors

NT NETWORK Panaji In view of the ‘Janata curfew’ which has been extended till the midnight of March 25, the Goa police have appealed to the public to stay indoors and adopt social distancing as a precautionary against coronavirus outbreak. Apart from public, the police have also appealed   to the priests of all religious places to adhere to the …

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Co-passengers of K’taka man home-quarantined

NT NETWORK Panaji Directorate of health services has traced 38 co-passengers of the 33-year-old person who had tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 in Dharwad district of Karnataka. The person had returned from Australia via Dubai, Muscat and Goa on March 12. The person reportedly travelled from the Dabolim airport to the Panaji bus stand, and then boarded Karnataka State Road …

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People from Mapusa, surrounding areas rush to buy essential items

NT NETWORK Mapusa After giving an overwhelming response to the ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday, the people of Mapusa and surrounding areas, on Monday, rushed to the Mapusa market and shops nearby to purchase essential commodities like vegetables, fruits and other items. Trucks carrying vegetables had arrived at the market. On Sunday, ‘Janta Curfew’ received thumping support from the residents of …

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State industry seeks ‘concessions’

NT NETWORK Panaji With the world in the grip of the dreaded coronavirus disease, and the people in the state,  including employees and industrial workers asked to stay at home, the Goan industry is looking to cut down on expenditure on wages and staff salaries. In a meeting with the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Monday, representatives of local industry …

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Curbs on travel in pvt vehicles till March 31

NT NETWORK Panaji The transport department on Monday issued an order to restrict interstate movement of taxis and also put a restriction on number of passengers allowed to ply in private cars till March 31, to contain the spread of coronavirus. The order has put temporary restriction on tourist taxis including black and yellow taxis for interstate movement except in …

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Inter-state drug trafficking racket busted

NT NETWORK Panaji Following a joint operation, the Anti- Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Goa police and the Crime Branch, Bangalore busted an inter-state drug trafficking racket, resulting in the arrest of the two key members Mohammed Fayiz (27) and Rashid (29). Bangalore police recovered chemical drugs (MDMA and LSD) worth Rs 5 lakhs during the raid in Bangalore. Owing …

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Digambar urges PM to  form two task forces

NT NETWORK Panaji Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, on Monday, urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to  form two task forces to deal with medical and essential commodities management, urging him to issue necessary instructions to all the states and Union territories while the restrictions on public movement is in force due to the outbreak of COVID-19.  “The task force …

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Religious heads in city asked to co-operate in fight against COVID-19

NT NETWORK Panaji No devotes will be allowed inside the temples in the city on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa except for pooja, while Muslims will not conduct Friday prayers in mosques and Sunday mass service will be on hold  in churches till March 31, revealed the City Mayor Uday Madkaikar. Addressing the media, after holding a meeting with …

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