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Continue housing scheme: GGEA urges Governor

Panaji: Goa government employees association (GGEA) has urged the Governor Satya Pal Malik to place before the state government the demand to review the decision of revoking the house building advance scheme extended to its employees. A delegation of GGEA led by its president Prashant Devidas on Tuesday called on the Governor and submitted a memorandum on the matter. The …

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Tourism dept nod mandatory for restarting hotels

Panaji: Signaling the lifting of lockdown on the hospitality industry in the state, the government has asked all hotels to seek prior approval from the department of tourism before restarting operations.  Hotels that want to resume operations will have to log on to an online link provided by the tourism department. “Permission will be given only if hotels give an …

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Report about home quarantine violations: police

Panaji: Goa police have urged public to report to them if they come across anyone violating home quarantine orders. Police said that they will continue to monitor and will initiate legal action against those found violating the home quarantine orders. Police said that information received pertaining to home quarantine violations will be verified and necessary action will be taken against …

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Traditional Mapusa vendors want sales restarted

Mapusa: Local vendors who have been selling locally grown eatable items in Mapusa market are feeling the pinch as they are not allowed to conduct business for the past three months since the government-enforced lockdown in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The aggrieved vendors have demanded that they be allowed to do business in the market area. On Monday morning, around …

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Foreigner held for theft attempt

Mapusa: A foreigner attempting to commit theft by breaking lock of a shop in Mapusa market was arrested by Mapusa police. According to Mapusa police, police constable Prajyot Gawas and Rajram Gaonkar while patrolling in the market in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday caught the foreigner red-handed while he was attempting to cut the lock of a rolling …

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CS, health secretary visit containment zone in Vasco

Vasco: Residents of Goa containment zone of Mangor Hill on Tuesday placed their grievances before the Chief Secretary Parimal Rai during his visit to the area along with other senior officials of the state government. The Chief Secretary was accompanied by Health Secretary Nila Mohanan, inspector general of police Jaspal Singh, district collector South Ajit Roy, superintendent of police South …

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Cong seeks CM’s reply over ‘unwillingness’ on Vasco lockdown

Margao: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar on Tuesday alleged that the Chief Minister had interest in coal and ore transportation in Vasco and further claimed that it was because of this interest that the CM didn’t want to put the port town under lockdown. The party also raised concern saying that it has come to light that …

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Agitated Taleigao farmers want their cultivable fields back

Panaji: Taleigao farmers are up in arms against the panchayat over the issue of fields and are demanding that their fields be reverted to them. They have further said that if their fields were not reverted they would be compelled to move the High Court and further depending on the court’s decision they would intensify their agitation against what they …

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Over 8000 immunity booster tablets to be distributed to seafarers, families

Margao: The Goa Seafarers Association of India (GSAI) along with the Homeopathic Medical Association of India (Goa chapter) will be distributing over eight thousand tablets of the AYUSH ministry’s recommended homeopathic medicine to seafarers and their families. The medicine, Arsenic album 30, will be distributed to seafarers as a means of improving their immunity. Speaking to media persons at the …

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Siolim residents demand repair of retaining wall at Tarchi Bhat

Mapusa: Raising concern over collapsed retaining wall at Tarchi Bhat in Siolim, residents along with members of Siolim Nagrik Samiti have demanded that urgent repairs should be undertaken of the retaining wall to avoid any flooding. A part of the retaining wall along the river at Tarchi Bhat has collapsed, raising fears of flooding. Locals informed that the retaining wall …

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