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COVID situation worsening in CM’s constituency

Sankhali: Thirteen new COVID-19 positive cases were recorded in Sankhali in Bicholim taluka on Monday, taking the town’s tally to 26. Senior government functionary Pravinjay Pandit said that eight COVID cases were reported in Desai Nagar, three in Bhandarwada and one each at Housing Board and Gauthan. However, no new case has been reported in Sal village of Bicholim taluka, …

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Yet another councillor is COVID positive in Vasco

Vasco: Yet another councillor of the Mormugao municipal council tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, taking the total number of councillors getting infected with the virus to six. However, reports on COVID test underwent by other MMC councillors came negative. It is pertinent to note here that the health authorities at the Chicalim sub-district hospital took samples of …

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Goa urges Centre to exclude 39 villages from ESA list

Panaji: The state government has urged the Centre to exclude 39 villages out of 99 villages included as eco-sensitive areas in the Western Ghats. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral discussed the matter with Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javdekar and sent a proposal to the ministry. In the past, when Manohar Parrikar …

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State inching towards EWS quota for students

Panaji: The government on Monday maintained that it is in the process of implementing reservations for students in the state under the economically weaker section subcategory. “The central government has directed us that these reservations can be implemented within a period of three years, and the academic year 2020-21 is second such year,” a senior government official told ‘The Navhind …

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20 police personnel referred for COVID test

Panaji: After a policeman at one of the police units at the police headquarters tested positive for COVID-19, around 20 of his colleagues have been referred for tests and asked to self-isolate at home till test report is out. It is learnt that the policeman (resident of Sankhali) was on duty till June 24 and as he was showing some …

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Norwegian Escape arrives with 473 seafarers

Vasco: MV Norwegian Escape cruise liner made its maiden visit to Mormugao Port on Monday, carrying 473 stranded Goan seafarers on board.  Senior deputy traffic manager of Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) along with cruise team and shipping handling agent M/s  JM Baxi coordinated the entire operation of the sign off of the seafarers with the help of various agencies and …

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Congress legislators to raise ‘mishandled’ issues

Margao: The Congress Legislative Party (CLP) during its meeting held on  Monday in Margao decided to raise various issues that have been mishandled  by  the state  government,  in the forthcoming  monsoon  Assembly session. The CLP members also would write to extend the monsoon  Assembly session  as it is an important  one related to  budgetary provisions.   Legislator  Pratapsingh Rane did not attend …

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CCP invites EoI for assessment of structural stability of buildings

Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji has invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) requesting the interested structural engineers to express their interest to assess the structural stability of all the  quarters/buildings at St Inez and Camara Bhatt, PDA Colony Quarters and old municipal market building of the corporation. This assessment will help the corporation in knowing the actual …

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Cong demands rollback of hike in fuel prices

Margao/Mapusa: Alleging that the  Modi-led  government at the Centre is profiteering  from the misery of  the people during the lockdown period by increasing the   petrol and diesel prices and the central  excise duty on  it  too, the South Goa Congress, on  Monday, submitted a  memorandum to the  President of  India through the district Collector demanding with him to immediately  roll …

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Real estate developers seek ‘ease of doing business’

Panaji: Facing crisis due to the ongoing pandemic, Goan real estate developers are asking for the ease of doing business from various government departments like the TCP, forests etc besides village panchayats for the revival of the  industry. Members of CREDAI – Goa, on Monday, said that the builders are troubled by the lengthy approval process that delays construction. They …

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