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Seafarers look for alternative careers

NT NETWORK Margao With the effects of the COVID crisis felt across most economies and industries, seafarers’ community is also facing an uncertain future even as they celebrate the World Seafarers Day on Thursday. Many, who have had to return and others who were in the state after completing their trip, are now forced to look out for alternative careers …

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Progress on IT projects at Tuem, Chimbel almost at standstill

Panaji: The ongoing pandemic crisis is turning out to be a hurdle to the government’s plan of making the state a technology hub as progress of the two IT projects at Tuem and Chimbel is slowed down considerably. Information gathered by ‘The Navhind Times’ reveals that, work on the two ongoing flagship projects- the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) …

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198 swab samples drawn from Ganganagar-Khorlim

Mapusa: The throat swab samples of 198 close contacts including family members of a positive patient from Ganganagar, which is a major slum located in Khorlim, were drawn on Wednesday by the health department. The administration has sealed the borders of the affected area and advised all residents to stay indoors. On Tuesday evening, a barber working with a state-run …

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Encroachment ‘cleared’ at Colvale

Mapusa:L A cement portion which had encroached upon Colvale comunidade property was demolished using a JCB in the presence of officials including joint mamlatdar, panchayat and health personnel.   Joint mamlatdar Rane, sarpanch Nityanand Kanolkar, health officer Dr Damodar Narvekar, talathi Annie D’Souza and others were present. Also, police personnel were deployed at the spot.  Colvale comunidade in a letter …

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Increase COVID testing in state, demands Sardinha

Margao: South Goa Member of Parliament (MP) Francisco Sardinha on Wednesday urged the state government to increase testing for COVID-19 in the state as well as sought reduction in excise duty to be paid by bar owners as they had to remain shut for more than two months. Speaking to media persons at the South Goa district Congress office in …

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CM’s instructions on austerity measures not being followed by some ministers: Dhavalikar

Panaji: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar alleged that even after the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced austerity measures and a circular was issued by the finance department regarding the same, some of the ministers are still floating tenders of various works. Addressing the media on Wednesday, the former deputy chief minister said that some of the ministers and …

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Mickky lashes out over FIR registered against him

Margao: Former Benaulim MLA Francisco Xavier Pacheco alias Mickky on Wednesday lashed out after the Crime Branch police registered an FIR against him for comments made by him at a press conference last week. On Wednesday, he addressed another press conference with his wife and three children lashing out at the government. “Why am I the only one being targeted? Ministers from this …

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GSPCB puts CCP on Rs 18 lakh penalty notice

Panaji: The Goa State Pollution Control Board has issued a show-cause notice to the commissioner of Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) as to why the ‘polluter pays penalty’ of Rs 18 lakh should not be imposed and recovered for violation of environmental norms pertaining to storage and disposal of dumped waste at Campal parade ground. The notice, that was …

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One tests positive for COVID-19 in Mapusa

Mapusa: The coronavirus infection is spreading to various parts of the state, with a barber from Mapusa, working at a state-run hospital, testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday evening. The patient, a resident of Ganganagar at Khorlim in Mapusa, has been shifted to the COVID care centre at Shiroda for treatment. Confirming the positive case, medical officer of urban health …

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45 fresh COVID cases detected in Goa

Panaji: Goa on Tuesday recorded the highest number of recoveries from the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in one day, as 53 patients were declared ‘cured’ by the directorate of health services even as the state saw 45 fresh cases of the deadly virus in the last 24 hours. One isolated case each has been reported at Ganganagar in Mapusa and Sankhali. …

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