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CM moves Centre to bring back Goans stranded abroad

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that the state government has written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah urging them to work out a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to bring back Goans who are stranded in other countries. Addressing media persons through Facebook live conference, Sawant …

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186 samples test negative in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji Around 186 samples have tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19), giving relief to the health authorities and people of Goa. Of the 247 samples, 186 tested negative while reports of the remaining 48 samples are still awaited. As per the media bulletin issued by the Directorate of Health Services, six persons suspected of having COVID-19 are currently …

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Little headway on return of seafarers stranded in Mumbai

NT NETWORK Panaji/Margao Lack of clarity about the process adopted at Mumbai port for signing off crew members of three ships is likely to hamper the efforts to bring back Goan seafarers. As per information, one of the ships has already left the Mumbai port after evacuating the seafarers, who are now stay put in hotels. Since the management of …

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Benaulim youth arrested for murdering 22-yr-old woman

NT NETWORK Margao  A 24-year-old youth from Benaulim allegedly committed murder of his female friend, aged 22, on Friday late night and surrendered before Colva police. The deceased woman is a resident of Comba-Margao while the alleged accused is from Benaulim. The murder was committed at an isolated spot at Monte-Benaulim, the police said. South Goa SP Arvind Gawas on Saturday said that the alleged …

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Salcete residents demand strict watch on parcel trains, goods trucks

NT NETWORK  Margao Salcete residents have expressed that the government should keep a strict vigil on special parcel trains and vehicles coming in with essential commodities into Goa from neighbouring states where there are a large number of COVID-19 cases reported and also since there were instances of people sneaking into the state and going undetected, thereby increasing chances of spread of …

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No nod for fish sale by trawler owners at Margao SGPDA market

NT NETWORK  Margao The attempt of South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) to reopen the  Margao’s wholesale fish market for local trawler owners to sell fish has been outrightly turned down by South Goa collector Ajit Roy. The SGPDA had requested for permission from the district collector to reopen the wholesale fish market for trawler owners so that they are able to sell their fish catch. …

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Senior citizens learning to deal with tough times

The senior citizens in the state have been facing a tough time with the corona-related lockdown, especially in getting essentials, home delivery and medicines, while others recall ‘olden times’, which seem to have returned, albeit temporarily. The Navhind Times highlights how the older folks have been coping with the lockdown.DANUSKA DA GAMA | NTPanajiWhile Goans knew that they would have …

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6132 stranded foreign tourists flown out of country

NT NETWORK Vasco The relief flights, which have taken off from Dabolim airport to several countries with stranded tourists, handled in all 6132 passengers as of Friday. The airport director Gagan Malik told that as of Friday, in all, 31 relief flights have taken off to various countries carrying 6132 stranded tourists from Goa. “On Friday, the Ural Airlines took …

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Pregnant cow saved after 4-hour surgery

NT NETWORK Ponda After a four-hour long surgery on the road, Animal Husbandry doctors saved the life of a pregnant stray cow at Shiroda on Friday night.  As per information, the stray cow was lying sick beside the road at Mhalwada-Shiroda and on noticing the same, villagers informed the panchayat about it on Friday evening. The sarpanch Amit Shirodkar along …

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Public urged to report suspected cases of rabies in animals

NT NETWORK Margao Members of the public have been urged to report any suspected cases of rabies in animals during the current lockdown period. With the current lockdown in force, routine vaccination drives undertaken by Mission Rabies have been put on hold. However, the organisation has said a dedicated emergency hotline has been setup to respond to any suspected cases …

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