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SGPDA will not fall prey to threatening tactics of wholesale fish traders: D’Sa

Margao: The  Nuvem legislator and chairman of the  South Goa Planning  and Development  Authority (SGPDA)  Wilfred  D’Sa on Thursday  said that SGPDA  will not fall prey to the threatening tactics  of the wholesale fish traders and that it would not open the wholesale fish market so soon. Speaking to this daily, D’Sa said, “We are not going to fall prey to the threatening tactics of the wholesale …

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Garbage treatment plants to come up in Chicalim, Sancoale

Vasco: The Minister for Panchayati Raj Mauvin Godinho, on Wednesday, said that Rs 15 crore, which was sanctioned by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to set up garbage treatment plant under its CSR initiative, will be utilised for setting up two modern garbage treatment plants, in Chicalim and  Sancoale, which comes under the flying path of Dabolim airport. Godinho …

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COVID negative certificate must for people coming to Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government on Wednesday modified its standard operating procedure  for the people entering the state, making it mandatory for them to carry a COVID-19 negative certificate or get themselves tested for the deadly virus. Also, the government  has done away with the option of 14-day home quarantine.  Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters that the state …

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9 more COVID patients recover in state

NT NETWORK Panaji The active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state have  come down  to 31, as nine more  COVID patients recovered from the disease on Wednesday. However, the state  recorded a  new confirmed case of the dreaded virus. Health secretary Nila Mohanan told a press conference in Panaji that all the nine ‘recovered’ patients were discharged from the Margao-based …

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Sawant writes to Centre on Goans stuck abroad

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government has written to the Union civil aviation ministry and the ministry of external affairs requesting them to arrange special flights for repatriation of Goans stranded in other countries. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that he is in constant touch with the ministries of civil aviation and  external affairs pushing for  repatriation of …

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Goa to scale up COVID testing capacity

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said  the state’s testing capacity for the COVID-19 pandemic is around 1,000 samples per day. He told reporters that when standard operating procedures were announced on May 23 it  had  been expected that  4,000 people would arrive in the state every  day. Hence  three options had been  given to the people …

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Panel’s mantra of ease of doing business

NT NETWORK Panaji With the tight financial position of the state practically ruling out any kind of relief package, the economic revival committee in its final meeting with the government has advised ease of doing business as the only possible way of restarting trade and industry amid the COVID pandemic chaos. In a frank dialogue with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant …

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Withdraw notification on PWD contractors: GFP

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Forward Party has demanded that the government immediately withdraw its recent notification as issued through the office of the principal chief engineer of the public works department, which exorbitantly increases the limit of the financial conditions for PWD contractors, as well as makes compulsory for them to possess crores of rupees worth machinery, including hot …

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CLP demands white paper on Covid-19, demands special assembly session

NT NETWORK  Margao The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) at its meeting on Wednesday demanded that the state government prepares and submits a white paper on the Covid-19 issue and how they have responded to the pandemic as well as call a special assembly session on the same issue. They have also demanded an immediate financial package to be released to …

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North collector revises SOP for travellers using roadways

NT NETWORK Panaji Making thermal screening, Covid testing and self declaration forms essential, the north district collector revised the standard operating procedure (SOP) for all travellers entering the state border using roadways. According to the SOP, every traveller should make available details of their medical conditions by filling up of a self-declaration form online at Goa online portal and submit …

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