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4 COVID-19 cases found in Loutolim

Margao: Four COVID-19 positive cases including a senior citizen were on Sunday detected in Carvota area of Loutolim in Salcete taluka, leading to panic among the villagers and those residing in the neighbouring villages. There is fear among the residents of Salcete too with cases rising in the taluka areas. The four positive cases have been reported in ward three …

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2 new cases in Ambelim

Ambelim: Two fresh COVID cases were reported in Ambelim on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to eight, while 11 cases linked to Ambelim were reported in other parts of Salcete taluka. Sarpanch Danica Coutinho said the health department had carried out test of 33 persons related to the five patients, who were detected to be positive for the virus …

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St Cruz firing: 2 more arrested

Panaji: The Old Goa police Sunday arrested two more persons in connection with the Santa Cruz firing and murder case, while a minor has been sent to Apna Ghar along with two others detained earlier. All seven accused, who were arrested on Saturday have been remanded to eight-day police custody by court on Sunday, said sources in the Old Goa …

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Panchayat seeks cops’ help to keep visitors away from Sarzora lake

Sarzora : The Sarzora village panchayat in Salcete taluka has sought the intervention of Goa Police to stop travellers from violating the panchayat ban on visiting the Sarzora lake, which has been kept closed for visitors in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been resolved by the panchayat to keep the lake, belonging to the water resources department, closed till the …

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Kin upset over ‘treatment’ to Ambelim COVID patients

Margao: With corona cases rising, the healthcare system in the state seems to be beginning to crumble under pressure even as family members of COVID positive patients express unhappiness over the manner in which the patients are being handled. According to first hand information provided by the kin of Ambelim COVID patients, following the confirmatory tests that came positive around 5 …

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Yoga boosts immunity, can help fight COVID-19: CM

Sankhali/Vasco: Stating that Yog sadhana is the best way to maintain a sound mental health, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday appealed to one and all to practice yoga. He also said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Yoga guru Baba Ramdev have done a great service by spreading yoga all over the world. In the programme organised at …

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Police step up checking at Polem check-post

Margao: Intensifying checking at the Polem border so as to keep a check on spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, South Goa police has posted three police teams each headed by police inspectors at the check-post. The teams headed by police inspectors are keeping a strict watch at the check-post. Police inspectors Rajendra Prabhudessai, Filomen Costa and Ramesh Shirodker, besides PSI Francisco Xavier and other …

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Cong seeks Rajnath, Shripad’s resignations over China issue

Margao: The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) on Sunday demanded resignation of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister for State for Defence Shripad Naik over the India-China border issue, stating the Modi government is in slumber. GPCC president Girish Chodankar said, “The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister for State for Defence Shripad Naik must immediately resign taking moral responsibility …

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5 days on, Ponda civic body revokes decision on new fish vending site

Ponda: Five days after shifting the fish vendors operating across the town to the approach road behind the Ponda market, Ponda Municipality on Sunday decided to re-shift them to the Ponda fish market area as people in the vicinity of the new site came out in opposition and the fish vendors also faced inconvenience while operating in an open place. …

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GOACAN writes to electricity dept over electrocution deaths

Mapusa: GOACAN has submitted a letter to chief electrical engineer (CEE) requesting intervention to prevent loss of life and limb of consumers in tragic incidents of electrocution and to prepare advisory to prevent death of consumers due to electrocution while cleaning terraces of houses and buildings. GOCAN has cited a recent incident wherein one 26-year-old resident of Khorlim, Mapusa had …

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