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Goan youth should join armed forces: Pynumootil

Panaji: Tributes were paid to martyrs on the occasion of 21st Kargil Vijay Diwas. A webinar was organised by State Ex-NCC Cadets Association (SENA) on the occasion. The opening of the webinar was done by Rear Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil NM, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area (FOGA) and Flag Officer Naval Aviation (FONA)  with an exhaustive and informative speech …

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280 new COVID cases

NT NETWORK Panaji The state continued to report an alarmingly high number of coronavirus infections as Goa’s COVID-19 tally crossed 6000-mark, recording the highest-ever single-day spike of 280 cases on Saturday. The previous biggest single-day jump in COVID cases was reported on July 27 when Goa saw 258 cases of the dreaded virus. Some 227 COVID patients have recovered from …

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Governor objects to new Raj Bhavan plan

NT NETWORK Panaji Trying to put a spoke in government’s wheel vis-à-vis the new Raj Bhavan plan, Governor Satya Pal Malik has strongly objected to the proposal for construction of a new gubernatorial residence when the state is battling the COVID-19 pandemic and reeling under financial crisis. The Governor maintained that there is no proposal for constructing a new Raj …

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Boozing, air pollution heighten dementia risk: Lancet study

NT NETWORK Panaji Excessive alcohol consumption, traumatic brain injury, and air pollution are the three new modifiable risk factors for dementia as identified in the 2020 report of the Lancet Commission. The latest report of the Lancet panel on dementia prevention, intervention and care has said that new evidence supports adding these three modifiable risk factors to its 2017 report …

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45 volunteers in state tolerate ‘Covaxin’ dose

NT NETWORK Panaji The Dhargal-based Redkar Hospital and Research Center on Saturday claimed that with 45 volunteers receiving the first dose of ‘Covaxin’, Goa became the third biggest ‘contributor’ in India in the phase-I of the human trials for the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine. Dr Sagar Redkar of the RHRC told ‘The Navhind Times’ that Goa is third on the list …

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Sanjivani sugar factory workers demand renewal of contract

NT NETWORK Ponda Contractual workers of Sanjivani sugar factory staged protest outside the factory premises on Saturday demanding renewal of their work contract, which expired on July 31. Following the protest, the PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar met the workers, and assured them to extend their contract by 2 months from Monday.   As per the available information, the annual contract …

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Buying Rakhis

People seen buying rakhis that are on display and sale at Panaji market shop. The festival of sister-brother bonding – Rakshabandhan will be celebrated on Monday.

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Congress: Health Minister, CM should check ‘condition’ of COVID Hospital

NT NETWORK Margao The Congress party, on Saturday, demanded that the Health Minister and Chief Minister visit COVID Hospital, and check the condition of the facility and the exhausted staff working there. Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar criticised the government stating it had failed in handling the COVID pandemic in the state. “The Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, …

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GSIA urges industrial estate associations to set up care centres to fight COVID

NT NETWORK Vasco Goa State Industries Association (GSIA) president Damodar Kochkar, on Saturday, appealed to the industrial estate associations in Goa to emulate the example of Verna Industries Association (VIA) in setting up COVID19 care centres and testing facilities to fight COVID 19 pandemic. Kochkar was speaking during the annual general body meeting of   the GSIA held in virtual mode. …

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Four more North Goa District Hospital staffers test positive for COVID

NT NETWORK Mapusa Following two doctors of North Goa District Hospital testing positive for COVID, now, four more district hospital staffers have tested positive for COVID. The COVID patients were shifted to COVID Care Centre for treatment. On Saturday, 12 cases were reported in various places under the jurisdiction of Mapusa, Aldona, Siolim and Colvale health centres. In the jurisdiction …

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