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Vijai bats for more funds to combat Covid

Margao: Goa Forward Party (GFP) chief Vijai Sardesai on Monday urged the state government to utilise the services of state financial experts on the way forward to bring in central funds into the state COVID-19 fund else, should utilise the two state funds – state disaster response funds and state disaster mitigation fund in the National Disaster Management Act 2009, for rescue, relief, and rehabilitation operation during disasters like COVID-19 pandemic. In a video message, Sardesai urged Chief Minister Pramod …

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We are frustrated, want to leave without delay, say migrant workers

Panaji: News of tenants being troubled by some landlords over the issue of rent had become common over the past few weeks in the wake of the lockdown and this despite the fact that the government appealing to people not to take rent from jobless and stranded tenants. “The landlord disconnected power supply, then water supply was stopped and when …

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GCZMA allows temporary structures at riverfront, beach frontage to boost tourism

Panaji: In a bid to boost hinterland tourism and promote better infrastructural facilities for tourists, the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) recently took a decision to allow erection of temporary structures at riverfront and beach frontage using only  20 per cent FAR. The coastal regulatory body had received number of applications seeking permissions to erect huts/shacks/cottages at places having river …

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15 cops on duty at Collem self isolate after truck cleaner tests positive

Ponda: Taken aback by the report of a truck cleaner having been found positive for the COVID-19 on Saturday, around 15 policemen posted at Collem checkpost have isolated themselves and sought to undergo COVID-19 test. The 15 policemen include home guards, constables and hawaldar who had checked the truck at the border and whose cleaner is now COVID positive. As …

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Partial operations of Mapusa fish market, beef, pork stalls from today

Mapusa: Finally, after a hiatus of over 60 days, Mapusa Municipal Council is all set to restart the operations of Mapusa fish market and so also beef and pork stalls to reopen from Tuesday, giving relief to Goans. However, MMC is yet to take a final call on opening of the vegetable market. Following relaxation from state government, Mapusa Municipal …

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Cyclone ‘Amphan’ not to affect Goa: IMD

Panaji: The Indian Meteorological Department on Monday said the state will not face any adverse impact of cyclone ‘Amphan’ which is developed in the Bay of Bengal. Cyclone Amphan, the extremely severe cyclonic storm located currently over central part of the south Bay of Bengal, 800 kilometres south of Paradip, Odisha brought squally winds reaching at the speed 20-25 km/ph …

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Active COVID-19 cases in Goa rise to 22

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa on Sunday recorded nine fresh confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total tally of active cases in the state to 22. As per the health bulletin issued by Directorate of Health Services, of the nine persons who tested positive for the dreaded virus, eight have travelled by train from Maharashtra and one by road from …

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Avoid convening meets, govt tells housing colonies

NT NETWORK Panaji With lockdown 4.0 starting from May 18, the government on Sunday issued an advisory appealing all the housing colonies and gated residential complexes in Goa to refrain from convening meetings in their private spaces.  The advisory, issued by District Collectors, states, “In case of acute requirements such meetings are to be held with necessary precautionary requirements of …

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Tough time for cops as migrants turn restless in Mapusa

NT NETWORK Mapusa The Peddem sports complex in Mapusa, which acts as a shelter for the migrants, who have been stranded due to the nationwide lockdown, was on Sunday witness to a chaotic situation, as the migrant workers demanded that arrangements be made to send them to their hometowns. The upset migrants staged a protest in front of the complex …

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Govt to privatise non-strategic PSUs

PTI New Delhi The Centre on Sunday announced plans to privatise public sector undertakings (PSUs) in non-strategic sectors and suspend loan default-triggered bankruptcy filings for one year in the fifth and final tranche of its economic stimulus package that together with Reserve Bank of India’s liquidity measures totalled to about Rs 21 lakh crore but entailed less than 10 per …

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