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Push on startups bearing fruit

NT NETWORK Panaji The state’s support to IT and non-IT startups has resulted in generation of not less than 350 jobs in the short span of about three years when startups came into the picture. Goans it appears are the main beneficiaries of the employment generation as they accounted for 250 of the jobs while the remaining are non-locals working …

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168 more people are COVID positive

NT NETWORK Panaji The state continued reporting a surge in COVID-19 cases, as 168 more people tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday. Around 185 COVID patients have recovered from the dreaded disease in the last 24 hours. With these recoveries and new cases, the confirmed cases of COVID in Goa currently stand at 5287; of which 1656 are …

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Efforts on to revamp state administration

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government has been working on ‘Vision 2020-2025’ for revamping the administration. A press statement issued by the government on Tuesday said the Sawant government has started working to overhaul the administration so as to make it responsive to people’s requirements and effective in its functioning for well-planned development of the state in the next five  …

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SSC exam records passing percentage of 92.69

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on Tuesday announced the result for the SSC examination conducted in May/June, earlier this year, with the passing percentage standing at 92.69 per cent, surpassing the last year’s passing percentage of 92.47. Altogether 18,939 students appeared for the exam, with 17,554 of them clearing the same. The girls …

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‘S Goa district hospital won’t be used for handling COVID cases’

NT NETWORK Margao Clarifying that there are no plans to use the new South Goa District Hospital for handling COVID positive cases, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said the hospital will start providing proper health facilities in a few months’ time. Sawant on Tuesday visited the district hospital, where OPDs have already started functioning, to take stock of the …

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CM admits delay in release of COVID test reports

NT NETWORK Margao Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday acknowledged that there has been a delay in releasing COVID test reports, stressing that the test should focus on people with co-morbid conditions so as to get around the problem. It has been maintained that the release of reports of nearly 6,000 swab samples is still pending. Speaking to media persons …

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4 teachers face music for SSC exam question

NT NETWORK Panaji Chairman of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Ramkrishna Samant on Tuesday said  the four teachers involved in posing a controversial question to the students, who appeared for English paper at the summer SSC examination, have been barred from all confidential works of the board. “The inquiry committee set up by the Goa board …

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Zuarinagar residents reiterate demand for ‘containment zone’ denotification

NT NETOWRK Vasco The people residing in Zuarinagar containment zone, on Tuesday, staged a protest, reiterating demand for the de-notification of their area as containment zone.   A large number of people from the Zuarinagar containment zone, including women, had gathered close to the barricades put up near Upasnagar on Tuesday, demanding to make them ‘free’ from the containment zone so …

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CMC wants Cuncolim industrial estate declared as containment zone

NT NETWORK Margao Chairperson of Cuncolim Municipal Council, along with other councillors, on Tuesday, submitted a memorandum to  South Goa Collector, appealing to the Chief Minister to declare the industrial estate in Cuncolim as a containment zone, where as many as 70 COVID cases have been detected. Meanwhile, the locals staged a protest in Cuncolim demanding to declare the industrial …

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GSPCB to form environment audit panel

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has decided to constitute four- member Environment Audit Committee under its chairman, comprising an environmental engineer, chemist and an expert in microbiology/bio-chemistry or chemistry or biotechnology or zoology or environment science to undertake the environmental audit of all category industries. The audit team will undertake site inspection and make verification of …

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