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The joyous legacy of Sarto Almeida

Sarto enjoyed life, sport, music, nature, education and festivities. It was the optimism of a brave new world – the beginnings of a free nation that Sarto embodied with grace Prof Durganand Balsavar (aka Nandan) Sarto Almeida’s multi-faceted journey has been synonymous with the unfolding history of liberated Goa. A contemplative architectural practice, with a rare sense of kindness and …

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6 more people from Mangor Hill test positive for COVID

Panaji: Six more persons from a locality of Mangor Hill, Vasco, have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday. Health secretary Nila Mohanan told a press conference in Panaji that these six confirmed cases of COVID-19 include four family members of the two persons who had tested positive for the deadly virus on Monday while the remaining two …

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Sawant rules out cap on visitors’ inflow

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday ruled out the possibility   of capping  the inflow  of people into the state, as hardly 10 per cent of outsiders  are coming down to Goa. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, Sawant categorically stated that it is not possible to put a limit on number of people arriving in Goa from other states. However, …

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Go for total lockdown in Vasco if COVID cases rise: Carlos

Vasco/Margao: Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida on Tuesday urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to go for a total lockdown in Vasco if COVID-19 positive cases rise at Mangor Hill. Speaking to media persons, Almeida said, “I spoke to the Chief Minister, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, health secretary Nila Mohanan and district collector South Ajit Roy seeking a total lockdown in Vasco …

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‘Mandovi not polluted by casino vessels’

Panaji: More than two years after the National Green Tribunal passed an order directing a water audit of casino vessels anchored in the Mandovi, the Goa State Pollution Control Board-appointed agency M/s TUV-SUD India found that no river pollution is caused by the vessels. In the final report placed before the board, the agency has maintained that the vessels have …

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Colva cops test negative for COVID

Panaji/Margao: Several police personnel attached to the Colva police station, who underwent the COVID test, heaved a sigh of relief as their swab samples tested negative for the COVID-19 pandemic. The police personnel had been asked to undergo the COVID test after a police constable of the Colva police tested positive for the deadly virus.  The constable hails from a …

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Industry’s demands fall on deaf ears

Panaji: The industry in the state is upset that none of the representations made to the government for waiver of fees and rent or renewal of licences by government departments has  yielded results. Industry sources on Tuesday disclosed that various representations made to the government for waiver and deferring of annual renewal fees have failed to elicit positive response due …

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Online teaching emerging as bumpy course

Panaji: The barrage of educational data arriving through the school apps on the mobiles, tablets and laptops of the Class X and Class XII students, as a direct result of the online teaching training imparted to the primary, secondary and higher secondary school teachers, has started causing multiple problems to the students.   As per the information received from a source …

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Hate wave against China is building up in country: BJP

Panaji: Stating that the national leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has instructed it to promote “use of Swadeshi goods and boycott of Chinese products,” the Goa BJP unit, on Tuesday, said that it would take some time for the members of its government led by Pramod Sawant to give up use of Chinese products like laptop and mobile …

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2 repatriation flights bring 324 seafarers to state

Vasco: Two repatriation flights carrying 324 stranded seafarers from Dubai and Colombo landed at the Dabolim airport on Tuesday. The first flight from Dubai landed at the airport at around 12.30 am, carrying 157 stranded seafarers. A high drama was witnessed at the integrated terminal building of the airport after the arrival of the seafarers as they refused to go …

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