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Diabetes, COPD common co-morbidities in COVID victims

Panaji: Diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and hypertension are the most common pre-existing co-morbidities prevalent among symptomatic COVID positive patients in the state. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times,’ state epidemiologist Dr Utkarsh Betodkar said these four co-morbidities were also common in COVID fatalities Goa has seen so far. “We have found that the prevalence of diabetes, asthma, COPD and …

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BJP welcomes Ravi Naik’s sons into party

Panaji: The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party said that Roy Naik, the person who was charged by then BJP chief minister Manohar Parrikar as the collector of protection money from the narcotics mafia, and Roy Ravi Naik, the son of the current Ponda MLA who joined the BJP on Thursday, are two different persons. Coming out with this …

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Goa to receive central fund to fight COVID

New Delhi: The Centre has released Rs 890.32 crore as the second instalment of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness package to 22 states and Union territories, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. The amount of financial assistance to each state and Union territory is based on their COVID-19 caseload. The states that received financial assistance in the …

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Cadre-based organisation in BJP attracted my sons: Ravi

Panaji: Ponda MLA Ravi Naik on Thursday said that the discipline and cadre-based organisation in the Bharatiya Janata Party had attracted his sons, Roy and Ritesh to the saffron party. “They also foresaw that the BJP would provide them with more opportunities to participate in the developmental as well as social works of the state,” he exclusively told ‘The Navhind …

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K’taka, M’rashtra need not take Goa’s nod for Mhadei projects: Centre

Panaji: Informing that the Union Jal Shakti Ministry has assigned the task of taking up the study of River Mhadei’s salinity to the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, the central government has stated that Karnataka and Maharashtra, the upper riparian states, do not require any prior consent of the lower riparian state of Goa to undertake projects on River Mhadei. …

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191 fresh cases detected; Goa’s active COVID tally 2,095

Panaji: The state on Thursday registered 191 fresh cases of the COVID-19 pandemic and two deaths associated with the deadly disease. The two, who succumbed to the virus include a 67-year-old man and a 73-year-old man, both residents of Vasco. They died while undergoing treatment at the Margao-based COVID hospital. According to the media bulletin issued by the directorate of …

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3 power dept workers crushed to death as truck overturns at Borim

Ponda: In a major accident at Borim-Shiroda circle along the Margao-Ponda main road, three line helpers of the electricity department were crushed to death while five others were left injured after a truck carrying electric poles turned turtle on Thursday afternoon. Out of five injured persons, condition of three is critical and they are admitted in the Goa Medical College and …

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CM cancels online interaction with students

Panaji: In view of the death of three line helpers of electricity department in the accident after a truck carrying electricity poles turned turtle at Borim, Ponda, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday cancelled all his scheduled programmes including an online interaction with the students who have passed Goa Board exams. After cancelling his all scheduled programmes post lunch, the …

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Borrowings against gold jewellery more lucrative

Panaji: Borrowing against gold jewellery is now likely to become more lucrative for Goans with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday increasing the loan to value ratio (LTV) for loans against gold ornaments to 90 per cent from 75 per cent. The easing of norms is to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on households, entrepreneurs …

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Arresting Cuncolim COVID cases: HC directs state, CMC to reply

Margao: High Court of Bombay at Goa has issued an order directing the state and the Cuncolim municipal council to file before the next hearing their replies to the petition filed by Cuncolim councillor Shashank Desai praying for deploying necessary and sufficient staff or police personnel to maintain strict vigil in the functioning of the industries, conduct mass testing, consider …

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