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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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Goa SSC exam centres in M’rashtra, K’taka to help 297 students

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has decided to conduct the SSC examination in Goa as well as on the border sides of Maharashtra and Karnataka to facilitate 297 students, who resided in these border areas but studied in schools located on the border sides of Goa. The Goa Board, after reviewing the situation, …

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Govt to strengthen COVID-19 testing

NT NETWORK Panaji With the inflow of people from across the country, the Goa government has now planned to intensify coronavirus (COVID-19) testing by enhancing the testing capacity and recruiting additional manpower at the testing centres in the state.   “We are in the process of increasing the Truenat testing facilities in Hospicio, Asilo & SDH Ponda. Our aim is to …

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Lockdown 4.0 detailed guidelines for Goa today: CM

NT NETWORK Panaji Following direction from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the Goa government has decided to extend the lockdown till May 31 in the state. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday said the detailed guidelines of lockdown 4.0 for the state will be released on May 18. He also hinted at further relaxations with regard to economic activities in …

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