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COVID-19 patient still untraced

NT NETWORK Panaji While the police are trying to trace the missing person who had tested positive for coronavirus, a senior police officer said that there has to be robust mechanism to avoid such things from happening. Questions are being raised over the manner in which the state administration had recorded the data of the person in question. As per …

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GU puts off all exams except for Medicine faculty

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa University, vide a circular issued on Friday has stated that in view of the present COVID-19 pandemic situation, it has decided to postpone the commencement of all examinations from July 1, 2020 to August 3, 2020. “The mode in which the examinations are to be conducted from August 3, 2020 onwards will be communicated shortly,” …

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81-yr-old Raia resident dies after tree crashes on him

NT NETWORK Margao A huge banyan tree uprooted and fell on the road claiming a life of an elderly person who was proceeding on a two-wheeler at Rachol.  He was aged 81 and a retired teacher, identified as Rosario Fernandes, a resident of Sonarwaddo -Raia. Several other trees were also uprooted, blocking the village road.   The banyan tree, uprooted at around 11 am …

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Withdraw decision over HBA scheme, Kamat to CM

NT NETWORK Margao Claiming that the withdrawal of the scheme of house building advance (HBA) to the government employees is injustice, the Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Friday wrote to the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant demanding immediate withdrawal of the decision related to the scheme. “Many of these employees have approached me and I find the decision of the state government to be highly …

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COVID case worries Salvador do Mundo locals

NT NETWORK Salvador Do Mundo A positive case of COVID-19 has become a worry for residents of Salvador do Mundo, however, reports of 3 persons, who were tested for COVID after a positive case came to light in the village, have come negative. Dr Sikhandar Talwar, in charge of Porvorim health centre, when contacted, confirmed about the one positive case …

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Labourer sentenced to 7 years in jail

NT NETWORK Margao The principal district and sessions judge B P Deshpande on Friday sentenced Vinay Kerketta, a labourer from Jharkhand, to undergo 7 years imprisonment and pay fine of Rs 10,000 for killing 27-year-old Roshan Uron from Jharkhand, also a labourer. Verna police had charged Kerketta under section 302 of IPC while the court held him guilty under section 304 of IPC. According to the …

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CCP commissioner asked to remain present before HC on June 16

NT NETWORK Panaji In the matter of dumping of garbage on the Campal ground at Panaji, the High Court of Bombay at Goa has ordered CCP commissioner to remain present before it on June 16. The GSPCB has also assured the High Court that it will issue necessary directions to CCP to clear the dumped garbage. Taking a dig at …

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Two Mumbai returnees test positive in Korgao

Mapusa: Two members of a family of three that had returned to Goa from COVID-19 hotspot Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus in Korgao in Pernem taluka leading to the village panchayat holding an awareness meeting and asking people to be alert. The two family members, who have tested positive have been shifted to the COVID hospital in Margao, while …

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Taleigao residents relieved as 90-odd samples test negative

Panaji: The throat swab samples of the 90-odd residents of Santissmovado in Taleigao have tested negative for COVID-19, providing some relief to the health authorities and people of Goa. The residents’ samples were drawn on Wednesday for testing after a person residing in the area had tested positive for COVID-19. The COVID positive person was under treatment in the Goa …

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Panaji market to remain shut for 4 days

Panaji: The Panaji municipal market complex will remain shut for public for four days from Friday onwards following the detection of a COVID positive case. Addressing the media along with deputy mayor and market committee chairman, city Mayor Uday Madkaikar said police are presently hunting for the city tavern co-owner, who has tested positive for COVID. Madkaikar said the tavern …

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