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GOACAN wants facilitation centre for migrants

Panaji: With the migrants in the state in a race to flee to their home states, consumer group GOACAN is asking for a Migrant Worker Facilitation Centre to liaison and protect the migrant workers. According to the consumer group, there is a lot of exploitation of migrant labour by illegal contractors and sub-contractors who deny the labourers their just wages …

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Marcaim road accident claims 2 lives

Ponda: In a road accident, involving a truck and a ‘Bullet’ motorcycle on the Kundaim- Marcaim IDC bypass road, at Marcaim, rider and pillon rider, hailing from Old Goa, died on the spot on Tuesday afternoon. Following the accident, both the vehicles caught fire. The deceased are identified as Ritesh Kudinur (19), a resident of Old Goa and Akash Osmani (19), …

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Pacheco reiterates stand against opening of SGPDA fish market

Margao: Former MLA of Nuvem and Benaulim Francisco Xavier Pacheco alias Mickky on Tuesday reiterated his stand that SGPDA market should remain closed, as he also questioned the facility for testing formalin in fish in the state.  In a press statement, Pacheco has said that there was no sense in opening the wholesale fish market when the fishing ban was …

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Chaos at Margao’s new market as shopkeepers begin operation

Margao: Chaos was witnessed at the new market of Margao on Tuesday as market vendors opened the entire market claiming that they cannot survive on alternate-day business as decided earlier.  The municipality promptly acted upon the move, called in the police and told the market vendors to shut their shops immediately and maintain the colour coding pattern till May 30.  This led to confusion at the site for almost …

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Green Goa spells safe haven for Mumbai glamour

Panaji: Just as the Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant has admitted that majority of the Covid-19 positive cases recently reported in Goa have been imported from Maharashtra, and the government is thinking of issuing separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for travellers from that state, ‘Mumbai to Goa’ has become the lifesaving mantra for many Mumbai residents possessing properties here. It is …

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Tourism stakeholders grapple with lockdown changes, stare at bleak future

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT Panaji: The tourism industry includes a vast sector of Goa’s economy such as shacks, water sports, fishing, hotels, guest houses, vehicle rentals, airport facilities, taxis/cabs and so on – all of whom were affected drastically. Calangute-based, fashion photographer Jovel Fernandes who owns a guest house said, “Due to the global pandemic, the lockdown had to be …

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4 teachers issued show cause notices

Panaji: The department of education on Tuesday issued show cause notices to four teachers, who were assigned the responsibility of setting English language question paper of the ongoing SSC examination by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Education. The particular paper included a question, which made a derogatory remark about the state administration. The Goa Board is already conducting …

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CM unveils Dabolim grade separator

Panaji: The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has called the Grade Separator as a ‘Dream Project’ of the former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar which will resolve the issue of traffic congestion and regular accidents at the junction. The project was delayed for the last about seven years due to various difficulties. The Chief Minister was speaking to the media after …

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3 flights land at Dabolim with 95 passengers on Day 1

NT NETWORK Vasco Domestic flights resumed after two months at the Dabolim airport on Monday. However, due to lack of response from the passengers, the airport handled only three flights, much less than the expected 15, on Day 1 after the Centre announced restart of the operations. According to airport director Gagan Malik, a total number of 95 passengers arrived …

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50 flyers opt for COVID-19 test

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government on Monday said that out of the total 113 passengers who landed in Goa by three different flights and a transit train, 53 passengers opted for COVID-19 test by paying Rs 2,000 while remaining passengers opted for home quarantine. Health Secretary Nila Mohanan told a press conference in Panaji that out of the 13 …

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