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People from Mapusa, surrounding areas rush to buy essential items

NT NETWORK Mapusa After giving an overwhelming response to the ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday, the people of Mapusa and surrounding areas, on Monday, rushed to the Mapusa market and shops nearby to purchase essential commodities like vegetables, fruits and other items. Trucks carrying vegetables had arrived at the market. On Sunday, ‘Janta Curfew’ received thumping support from the residents of …

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State industry seeks ‘concessions’

NT NETWORK Panaji With the world in the grip of the dreaded coronavirus disease, and the people in the state,  including employees and industrial workers asked to stay at home, the Goan industry is looking to cut down on expenditure on wages and staff salaries. In a meeting with the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Monday, representatives of local industry …

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Inter-state drug trafficking racket busted

NT NETWORK Panaji Following a joint operation, the Anti- Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Goa police and the Crime Branch, Bangalore busted an inter-state drug trafficking racket, resulting in the arrest of the two key members Mohammed Fayiz (27) and Rashid (29). Bangalore police recovered chemical drugs (MDMA and LSD) worth Rs 5 lakhs during the raid in Bangalore. Owing …

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Digambar urges PM to  form two task forces

NT NETWORK Panaji Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, on Monday, urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to  form two task forces to deal with medical and essential commodities management, urging him to issue necessary instructions to all the states and Union territories while the restrictions on public movement is in force due to the outbreak of COVID-19.  “The task force …

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Religious heads in city asked to co-operate in fight against COVID-19

NT NETWORK Panaji No devotes will be allowed inside the temples in the city on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa except for pooja, while Muslims will not conduct Friday prayers in mosques and Sunday mass service will be on hold  in churches till March 31, revealed the City Mayor Uday Madkaikar. Addressing the media, after holding a meeting with …

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Essential services exempted from curbs

NT NETWORK Panaji In view of the chaos among people about restrictions on essential services, North and South Goa collectors on Monday issued a modification to the earlier order exempting 23 essential services from the three-day extended ‘Janata Curfew’ period. The collector has allowed opening of shops selling grocery items, milk, bread, fruit, vegetable, meat and fish including departmental stores …

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State extends ‘janata curfew’ by 3 more days

Govt and private offices, commercial establishments, industrial units, factories to remain closed Panaji: The state government on Sunday extended the ‘janata curfew’ by  three more days till the intervening midnight of March 25 and March 26.  However, it exempted  the essential services from the purview of the restrictions imposed in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) threat. In a video released …

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‘Paid holidays’ for employees in public and private sectors

Panaji: The state government has declared paid holiday to all the employees of government departments, and staff and workers working in all private establishments for three days as the ‘janata curfew’ was extended in the state till  March 25 midnight. The general administration department has issued a notification on Sunday announcing  paid holiday from March 23 to March 25 to …

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‘Paid holidays’ for employees in public and private sectors

Panaji: The state government has declared paid holiday to all the employees of government departments, and staff and workers working in all private establishments for three days as the ‘janata curfew’ was extended in the state till  March 25 midnight. The general administration department has issued a notification on Sunday announcing  paid holiday from March 23 to March 25 to …

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‘Janata curfew’ brings Goa to a standstill

Panaji: The 14-hour-long ‘janata curfew’ initiated  to check the spread of coronavirus was observed in the state on Sunday bringing Goa to a standstill.  Except for essential services, everything else including bus services, commercial establishments, restaurants, markets and places of worship were shut in the state and people remained inside their homes. Following the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, …

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