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Carmona panchayat writes to civil supplies for change of ration cards

NT NETWORK Margao The village panchayat of Carmona has written to the Minister for Civil Supplies Govind Gaude informing of requests from some villagers to change their ration cards from Above Poverty Line (APL) cards to Below Poverty Line (BPL). The panchayat has said that the current situation due to the Covid-19 lockdown has affected their socio economic status thus …

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Coronavirus threatens state’s banking recovery

NT NETWORK Margao After the boom in the banking sector at the turn of the century with hundreds of banks expanding in rural areas to cash in on foreign currency from the booming shipping industry now stare at difficult days ahead and turn focus on rural businessmen to tide the situation. A senior manager of the largest public sector bank, …

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Goa opens doors for factory staff living in border towns

Panaji: As a step towards facilitating the return of workers working in  industrial  establishments in Goa, the government has cleared the way for movement of stranded workers from across the borders to the state.    The local industry is entrusted with the responsibility for collating information on the workers who wish to return to the state, ensuring  that they are healthy. …

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Two ships carrying sailors are likely to dock at MPT

Vasco: Senior deputy traffic manager of the Mormugao Port Trust Jerome Clemente on Friday said that two cruise ships are likely to dock  at the port with seafarers in May and June. “The first passenger vessel is expected to arrive by the last week of May and the second ship  is expected  to come in the first week of June …

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1196 migrants leave Goa in special train

Mapusa: The first Shramik train from Goa carrying 1196 stranded migrants left the Thivim railway station for Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh on Friday. However, eight migrants were not allowed to travel as their temperatures exceeded  98 degrees. As per the order of the central government, the state government in coordination with its counterpart in Madhya Pradesh made arrangements for ferrying …

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GMC doctor suspended over Deshprabhu death

Panaji: A senior resident doctor attached to the radiology department of the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, has been suspended for alleged negligence on her part in treating former Pernem MLA and senior Congress leader Jitendra Deshprabhu. It has been alleged that senior resident doctor Pallabi Mazumdar was supposed to be on duty on April 21, 2020. She, however, …

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‘Give dole of `7500 each to workers’

Panaji : Goa Convention of Workers and Trade Unions convenor Suhaas Naik has said  that every worker  in  the unorganised sector and contractual  employee  of the organised sector in the state should be given  a dole of Rs 7500 to help tide over the hardship brought about by the  nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking …

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Centre approves DPR to set up IIT-Goa at Guleli

Panaji: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday said the central government has approved the detailed project report for the investment of Rs 1,500 crore over the next three years for setting up the IIT-Goa campus in Guleli village of Sattari taluka. The state government has already handed over to the IIT Goa 10 lakh sq.mt of land for setting up  …

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SC favours online liquor sale

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked states to consider non-direct contact or online sales and home delivery of liquor during the lockdown period to prevent the spread of coronavirus on account of crowding at the shops. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B R Gavai, which took up the matter through video conferencing, disposed …

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Touching a newspaper carries no risk of infection

Panaji: Picking up a newspaper to read carries no risk of catching infection of COVID-19, international health experts have reaffirmed. George Lomonossoff, a senior virologist at John Innes Centre, UK, who uses molecular biology to understand the assembly and properties of viruses, said, “Newspapers are pretty sterile because of the process in which they are printed and produced.” Earlier the …

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