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Thermal scanners required at 4 major bus stands in state: Carlos

NT NETWORK Vasco As a part of preventive measures against  novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd (KTC) has started disinfection drive for its all buses which are operating on various routes on Saturday. The disinfection drive was launched at Vasco KTC bus stand in the presence of KTCL chairman and Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida, vice chairman Deepak …

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Candidates fall back on door-to-door canvassing

ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao    Several candidates contesting the March 22 zilla panchayat elections in South Goa have changed their campaign strategy in the light of the state coming under a lockdown to keep COVID-19 at bay. They are now focussing on door-to-door canvassing instead of holding corner meetings to woo voters. The candidates will eschew from direct physical contact …

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Margao KTC depot adopts anti-COVID-19 measures

NT NETWORK Margao Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd (KTC)’s Margao depot, on Saturday, adopted cleaning measures  to contain the spread of coronavirus. In addition to spraying disinfectant, the bus stand will also see workers wiping handles and bars of the buses, regular cleaning of platforms and creating awareness among the passengers. Speaking to media persons, managing director Venacio Furtado informed about …

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HC to hear only urgent matters

NT NETWORK Panaji The Bombay High Court has issued a circular stating that functioning of the court as well as its benches at Nagpur and Aurangabad and High Court of Bombay at Goa will be restricted to only urgent matters from March 16. Considering the importance of the safety measures for health, High Court of Judicature at Bombay, on Saturday …

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Tourism in Calangute-Candolim coastal belt badly hit

JOSEPH PINTO | NT Calangute Tourism in the beach belt of Calangute and Candolim has been badly affected this year, following drastic drop in tourist inflow, and so the stakeholders are worried about the repayment of the loans taken to run their businesses. And, they are keeping their fingers crossed over COVID-19 scare with the Centre suspending all tourist visas …

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ZP polls: Pacheco lends support to Congress

NT NETWORK Margao Former Nuvem MLA Francisco Xavier ‘Mickky’ Pacheco, on Saturday, came out in support of the Congress for the Zilla Panchayat election as he also said that he would help the Congress win the 2022 assembly elections. Speaking to media persons in Margao on Saturday, Pacheco, along with his supporters, urged the voters to support the Congress candidates …

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Archbishop stresses on following CBCI advisory on COVID-19

NT NETWORK Panaji The Archbishop of Goa and Daman and president of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) Filipe Neri Ferrão, in a circular to the clergy, religious and lay faithful in order to avoid multiplicity of individual Church statements in face of the global threat of the coronavirus, has said that the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference …

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Milk ‘spiking’ case: Belagavi man sentenced to 4 years

NT NETWORK Mapusa The assistant sessions Judge Durga Madkaikar convicted a Belagavi native and sentenced him to undergo simple imprisonment for four years and fine of Rs 9000 has been imposed and in case of default, the accused will undergo one-year simple imprisonment.  The accused was convicted for causing hurt by giving intoxicating substance laced in milk to other inmates at the …

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Clamour for school closure

NT NETWORK Panaji/Margao The state government has been under pressure from various quarters either to pre-pone school exams or suspend classes up to Std IX on account of the rising coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country. Consequently, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has convened a high-level meeting on COVID-19 on Saturday at 12 pm at his official residence at Altinho, Panaji. …

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Finance Commission allocates Rs 75 crore for Goa’s VPs, ZPs

NT NETWORK Panaji The 15th Finance Commission has recommended Rs 75 crore for village panchayats and zilla panchayats and Rs 36 crore for municipal councils and the city municipal corporation in the state for the year 2020-21. In comparison to the 14th Finance Commission grants for the year 2019-20, which were Rs 36.12 crore for the rural local bodies, the …

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