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Man rescued from 25-feet-deep well at Colvale

Mapusa : After struggling for over four hours, a police constable who had fallen into a well was rescued by Mapusa fire personnel on Sunday morning at Mushirwaddo in Colvale. The constable had fallen into the well which was 20-25 feet deep after meeting with an accident. The well was located close to the road. According to Mapusa fire station …

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Shortage of workers hampers garbage collection in Mapusa

Mapusa: The increase in COVID-19 cases in Mapusa has been adding more problems for the municipality as routine work besides door-to-door garbage collection has been affected as several municipal workers who reside in Cunchelim and Xelpem areas are unable to report for work. Following an increase in COVID cases especially in those areas where houses are located in close proximity …

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‘Revised’ guidelines issued for home isolation of pre-symptomatic, asymptomatic COVID cases

Panaji: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has issued revised guidelines under standard operating procedure (SOP) for home isolation of very mild, pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases. The SOP states that any asymptomatic person desiring to be under home isolation has to  make a request to the Collector or Deputy Collector concerned to permit him or her to be …

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Study raises questions on nutritional value of PDS food items

Vasco: The nutritional benefit of rice and sugar distributed under a national food subsidy programme in India may be limited, says findings published in Journal of Social Policy by a research team comprising members from Oxford and Lancaster Universities, BITS Pilani in India and Bocconi University in Italy. As per a press note issued here by Birla Institute of Technology …

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Margao’s New Market to reopen today

Margao: Vendors from Margao’s New Market who had suspended their business operations for a week, on Sunday decided to reopen their shops from Monday. They, however, said that they will adhere to the Margao Municipality’s rule of shops remaining open on alternate days as well as adhere to social distancing and sanitising norms. Speaking to media persons after the meeting …

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Saptah celebration begins in Vasco

Vasco: The annual 121th Shree Damodar Bhajani Saptah celebration  commenced at Shree Damodar temple,  Vasco, on Sunday. For the first time in the history of the  saptah celebration, it is being held in the absence of devotees due to the COVID-19 scare. The 24-hour long saptah celebration commenced at the temple premises at around 12.30 pm after a shrifal was …

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Oppn demands discussion on COVID scenario in state

Margao: The opposition parties – Congress party and Goa Forward Party (GFP), on Sunday demanded a discussion on the COVID scenario in the state during the one-day Assembly session to be held on Monday, stating that the issue is more important than any other issue presently facing the state. Leader of opposition Digambar Kamat, in a press statement issued here stated that …

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Goa records 5 COVID deaths, highest in a day

NT NETWORK Panaji The coronavirus pandemic claimed five lives in the last 24 hours, the highest in a day, as the COVID death toll rose to 34 in Goa. As per information provided by the directorate of health services (DHS), the five, who succumbed to the deadly virus, include an 80-year-old female from Chorao, a 65-year-old female from Vasco and …

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First dose of Covaxin given to 11 volunteers

NT NETWORK Panaji Dhargal-based Redkar Hospital and Research Centre (RHRC) on Saturday administered the first dose of ‘Covaxin’ to 11 volunteers as part of the phase-I of the human trials for the indigenousCOVID-19 vaccine. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, Dr Sagar Redkar of RHRC said all the 11 volunteers have tolerated the vaccine well and none of them have shown …

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