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Governor, CM, Archbishop extend Eid greetings

Panaji: Governor Satya Pal Malik and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant have conveyed greetings and best wishes to the people of the state and specially brethren of the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In his message, the Governor has said that this festival marks the end of Ramadan which is a holy month of fasting.  “Eid-ul-Fitr is a time for …

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Disregard for mask, distancing norms: South Goa police book 12,180 cases

Margao: Wearing of mask and maintaining social distancing are crucial to prevent COVID-19 spread and police stations across Goa are making all efforts to ensure that citizens adhere to the norms.  In South Goa, the police have booked 12,180 cases till May 23 and collected fines. According to information available from Superintendent of Police (South Goa) Arvind Gawas, social distancing and wearing of mask are important to fight …

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Saligao locals irked over illegal construction work

Saligao: A large group of locals gathered to oppose an alleged illegal construction that is going on at Sonarbhat-Saligao. The villagers alleged that a shed was being built without any permission of the panchayat and other authorities and also that there was no sanad for conversion of the plot. They pointed out that the construction site is located near the …

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Pomburpa villagers want ‘outsiders’ barred from visiting spring

Mapusa: Raising concern over the increase in number of picnickers visiting the Pomburpa spring, residents of Palmar Waddo have demanded that the authorities restrict entry to people from other areas in view of Covid-19 pandemic. A written petition signed by over 35 villagers residing in the vicinity of the natural spring has been submitted to the North Goa Collector, Aldona …

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Better police patrolling sought in Mapusa’s Ganeshpuri area

Mapusa: Concerned over house break-in cases, residents of Ganeshpuri, Mapusa have approached the Mapusa police demanding that patrolling and security in the area be stepped up. A delegation of Ganeshpuri Residents’ Society, comprising its president Vishwas Pilankar, Datta Kholkar, Salim Isani, Ashish Shirodkar and local councillor Sanjay Mishal met the DySP, Mapusa Gajanan Prabhudesai and Mapusa PI Tushar Lotlikar at …

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Impossible to revive tourism without Covid vaccine: Lobo

Calangute: Stating that due to COVID-19 virus, tourism has taken a beating in the state, Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo has said that tourism cannot be revived until a vaccine is made available. A function was organised by the village panchayat of Calangute to distribute fertilizers and vegetable seeds to farmers under Calangute Growing Green in the presence of …

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One held for cow slaughter at Benaulim

Margao: Colva police have arrested one Majid Bepari for allegedly slaughtering a cow. Police have rescued a bull, 4 cows, 1 calf and a buffalo. Police said that based on the complaint, an offence under Section 429 of IPC, Section 11(1) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and sections 4,5 7 read with Section 8 of Goa Animal …

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48,625 penalised for traffic violations during lockdown in S Goa

Margao: As many as 48,625 cases of traffic violations under the Motor Vehicles Act have been booked by police stations in South Goa till May 23 during the lockdown period and fine of Rs 75,24,891 has been collected, said South Goa Superintendent of Police Arvind Gawas. Out of these, highest number of cases that is 17,480 were booked by Margao sub-division and fine of Rs …

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Fresh SOP for road, rail, air travel to Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji A day after the central government announced the resumption of domestic flight services from May 25, the state government on Saturday came out with its own standard operating procedure (SOP) that will be uniform for all domestic passengers arriving in the state by road, rail or flights. Health Secretary Nila Mohanan told a press conference in Panaji …

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Dabolim all set to resume operations; 15 flights expected

NT NETWORK Vasco The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is geared up to commence domestic flight operations from the Dabolim airport by following the standard operating procedure (SOP). Domestic flight operations at the Dabolim airport will commence from May 25 and around 15 flights are expected from cities like Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Mysuru. Airport director Gagan Malik …

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