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Stores in South Goa villages open, but out of stocks

Margao: In response to a recent order directing grocery stores to remain open, many villages in certain parts of South Goa have agreed to keep their shops open but have little to no essential stock to sell. In addition, many locals are questioning why fair price shops are yet to be opened. In Seraulim, grocery shops have no essential items …

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16 more suspected COVID-19 cases in state

Panaji: The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is keeping the state health officials on their toes, as the number of persons suspected of having the contagious virus has gone up in Goa. On Tuesday, 16 more fresh suspected cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state, this is the highest number of suspected cases reported in a single day. All 16 patients …

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CM urged to help stranded Assamese, Kashmiris

Panaji: In a series of tweets, two politicians from other states have asked the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to extend a helping hand to the stranded workers and traders of their states stuck up without food and shelter in various parts of Goa. Assam BJP MLA Ashok Singhal has tweeted to the state Chief Minister Sawant to extend relief to …

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Goa to utilise RS 120 cr more for COVID-19 facilities

Panaji: The Goa government on Tuesday decided to utilise Rs 120 crore out of Rs 400 crore from the Goa Iron Ore Permanent Fund for COVID hospital and other related disaster management facilities. The government on Monday had decided to utilise Rs 52 crore from the district mineral fund for the same purpose after a nod from the Union Ministry …

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Carlos urges fair price shop owners to avoid use of biometric system

NT NETWORK Vasco Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida, on Tuesday, urged all the fair price shops owners to avoid the use of biometric system for the distribution of essential commodities through their shops as a safety measure. Almeida had convened a meeting of all the booth level officers (BLOs) of Vasco constituency at Janata Vachanalaya Hall in the wake of the …

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Shortage of face masks hand sanitisers in Curchorem

NT NETWORK Curchorem There is an acute shortage of face masks and hand sanitisers in pharmacies of Curchorem and surrounding areas. As soon as the number of COVID-9 shot up  across the world, people purchased the masks and sanitisers that were available in the local pharmacies. Earlier, there was no demand for both these items and there was little stock …

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Shiroda youth held for Drinking in public place

NT NETWORK Ponda The Ponda police, on Tuesday, informed that they have arrested a Chikengai-Shiroda youth for consuming liquor at a public place along with his six friends and thus violating the curfew in force. The police said that the accused Mandar Prabhu (25) had arranged for drinks near Narayan temple, Borim. The police informed that the incident occurred on …

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Speaker monitors supply of grocery in Bicholim

NT NETWORKSANKHALI – The Speaker, Rajesh Patnekar along with Mayem MLA, Pravin Zantye are monitoring the supply of grocery and vegetables in Bicholim taluka. “The horticultural corporation today supplied vegetables and the supply is smooth and we have directed the shop owners to provide the vegetables in every corner of villages,” said Speaker Rajesh Patnekar. “People need not worry as …

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Precautionary measures taken while packaging of essential commodities: Mayor

NT NETWORKPANAJI – The city Mayor, Uday Madkaikar said that all the precautionary measures have been taken while packaging of the essential commodities by the staff and they are using glows as well face masks. “It is better to take precautions as ‘prevention is better than cure’,” he said.It may be noted that some people are taking extra precautions while …

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