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Violators won’t be prosecuted: health secy

NT NETWORK Panaji Health Secretary Nila Mohanan on Monday said the government will not prosecute persons if they are found violating the home quarantine norms. However, the violator, along with family, will be placed under institutional quarantine, she said. “There is no booking of people and there is no law under which we are booking them (violators of quarantine norms). …

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Cops warn of stern action against violators of home quarantine

NT NETWORK Panaji Even as many travellers to the state are being ordered on a daily basis to remain home-quarantined, the Goa Police has warned that strict legal action will be initiated against those violating the home quarantine orders. However, police said that as of date, no such cases of violation have been reported to them. With an ease in …

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Calangute, Candolim residents enjoy serene beaches

During the lockdown people on the North Goa coastal belt have experienced a different side of Goa. A few locals shared their thoughts with NT NETWORK Ramandeep Kaur | NT Panaji It has been more than two months since the lockdown was enforced and the entire state like other parts of the country has nearly come to a halt. This …

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Denigrating Goa in SSC English paper: BJP suspects conspiracy

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the pro-Portugal tendencies in the educational sector, especially existing in teachers, are dangerous for the future of young students, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded immediate action against the paper setter, the chief paper setter and others, who had allowed derogatory statements about Goa and state government to be included in the English …

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‘Return of Goans working overseas will trigger massive unemployment’

NT NETWORK Panaji Admitting that the return of the Goans working abroad, including seafarers to their motherland, following Coronavirus pandemic would result in massive unemployment in the state, NRI Commissioner Narendra Sawaikar on Monday said that the state government would take the issue of unemployment as a challenge and in co-ordination with the Centre find solutions such as economic revival …

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307 ha of fallow land brought under cultivation during lockdown

NT NETWORK Panaji Though the lockdown, which has been imposed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic for the last over two months, has had an adverse impact on the overall economic activities in the state, it has proved to be beneficial for the agriculture sector as over 300 hectares of additional land has been brought under cultivation. When the agriculture department …

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Now, industrial units can self-certify compliance status

NT NETWORK Panaji As a step towards enhancing ease of doing business in the state, the government has allowed industrial units to self-certify their compliance with various statutory requirements under the Factories Act 1948. Henceforth unit owners can self-certify online their compliance with various regulations under the Goa Factories Rules, 1985, so as to avoid unnecessary paperwork by way of …

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Rs 25 lakh worth loss in Nerul fire

NT NETWORK Nerul In a major blaze at Bhatti waddo-Nerul, 4 fibre boats were totally gutted after dry grass fire engulfed the spot. Mapusa and Pilerne fire brigades rushed to the site and brought the blaze under control, thereby saving other fibre boats from getting damaged. However, the loss in the incident was estimated at Rs 25 lakh. As per …

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‘Purumentache fest’

People have crowded around a vendor to purchase  monsoon provisions at ‘Purumentache fest’ in Panaji on Monday, showing scant regard for social distancing norm.

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Low-key celebrations mark Eid

NT NETWORK  Panaji/Valpoi Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in the state on Monday with Muslim devotees offering namaz at their homes, amidst COVID-19 pandemic. No mosque in the state held namaz following advisory from the Association of All Goa Muslim Jamats urging the Muslim devotees to stay indoors as a part of social distancing and offer prayers. There are around 100 mosques …

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