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Two more persons die of coronavirus

Panaji/Vasco/Canacona: Two more persons on Sunday died of coronavirus in the Margao-based designated COVID Hospital, taking the total number of COVID fatalities  in the state to 14. Goa has seen five COVID deaths in the last 48 hours; of  the 14 deaths, eight have been recorded in Mormugao taluka.  An 80-year-old woman from Chicalim passed  away on Sunday morning in …

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Nachinola farmers express concern over waterlogging in paddy fields

Mapusa: Farmers of Nachinola have expressed concern over waterlogging in their cultivated fields which could result in a huge loss. The farmers’ claim that the main nullah carrying rainwater is blocked, and as a result the fields are submerged underwater. According to farmers, they have been facing waterlogging in their fields for the last two years as the desilting of …

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Iron grills at Ganeshpuri sports ground collapses in Mapusa

Mapusa: Iron grills installed on one side of the Ganeshpuri sports ground on Sunday early morning collapsed, luckily no casualty was reported. An incident of water entering houses at Khorlim was also witnessed due to continuous rain since Saturday. A major accident was averted at the Ganeshpuri sports ground as big iron grills which were installed towards the roadside collapsed …

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Bank manager seeks anticipatory bail in over Rs 1.2 cr cheating case

Margao: Manager of a bank’s Arlem branch, who has been booked for allegedly cheating and misappropriating Rs 1,20,50,000 by the Maina-Curtorim police, has moved anticipatory bail application before the additional district and session’s court. The court has posted the matter for hearing on July 14 evening. Maina-Curtorim police said that as per the complaint lodged by a resident of Gogol, between March 18 …

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Voluntary lockdown gets good response in Mandrem

Mapusa: The self imposed lockdown by the Mandrem Village Panchayat on Sunday received good response on the first day of the lockdown as commercial establishments remained closed and local residents stayed at home. It may be recalled that a local resident who was working on a barge recently tested positive for COVID-19 raising concern among the local residents of the …

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15 held for violating Section 144

Margao: Salcete police arrested 15 persons mostly youth for negligent acts knowing that it is likely to spread infection of a disease dangerous to life and for disobeying the orders promulgated by a public servant under Section 144 of CrPC. All arrested were released on bail. Margao police said that Anthony was found consuming alcohol in an open place. Margao police have booked a case …

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Drug case: accused granted conditional bail

Panaji: The Additional Sessions Judge, Panaji, has granted conditional bail to an accused, a native of Orissa, in connection with a drug case. The court has said the accused is to be released in connection with this case and if not required in any other case on executing a personal bond of Rs 1,00,000 with one local surety in the …

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3 COVID deaths in a day take Goa’s toll to 12

NT NETWORK Panaji The state on Saturday witnessed three new COVID-19 deaths taking the death toll to 12. All the three COVID patients, who succumbed to the deadly virus, are residents of Vasco and they include an 80-year-old female from Rumdawada, a 31-year-old youth from Baina and a 75-year-old man from Khariwada. Out of the 12 COVID fatalities in the …

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Order to shut units against Centre’s guidelines: GCCI

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goan industry, represented by the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Saturday asked the state government to review its order directing industrial units to shut operations to contain COVID-19 infection. Voicing disapproval of the government move to order closure of seven units of Tulip Group in the Verna industrial estate for a fortnight, GCCI said …

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