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Vasco woman home guard, mother test positive for virus

NT NETWORKVascoA woman home guard attached to the Vasco police station and her mother have tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday. Sources said the woman home guard, a resident of Headland Sada, underwent the confirmatory COVID test, whereupon she tested positive for the dreaded virus. Thereafter her mother was also subjected to the COVID test, and she too …

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SC issues notice on Gadgil panel suggestions

NT NETWORKPanajiThe Supreme Court has issued a notice on a petition filed by a minor M Kaviya and 26 others, including Goan NGOs, for reinstating the recommendations of the Western Ghats Ecology Experts Panel report on the Western Ghats. The panel was headed by Dr Madhav Gadgil.The petition states that if present developments are permitted unchecked without the controls recommended …

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Colva goes under lockdown

NT NETWORKColvaThe village of Colva, which has a COVID care centre with asymptomatic COVID positive patients, wore a deserted look on Thursday as villagers imposed a lockdown to protest setting up of the care centre.A majority of the shops, except those dealing with essential goods, were closed while people chose to stay at home. The villagers have been opposed to …

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Online teaching not must for school students: CM

NT NETWORKPanajiStating that online classes, which have already begun for school students in Goa from primary level to higher secondary level, are not compulsory, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said the government has not taken any decision as regards reopening the schools for the academic year 2020-21, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Talking to reporters after the Goa …

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Online classes for school students gaining foothold

NT NETWORKPanajiThe education department on Thursday stated that with 30 per cent connectivity in rural areas and 60-odd per cent connectivity in urban areas, online classes for school students have already been started, however not made compulsory. “This is because many students are experiencing either poor or zero connectivity, while a few others have no devices for e-learning such as …

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State sees 49 more COVID cases

NT NETWORK Panaji The state witnessed a surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as 49 more people tested positive for the pandemic on Thursday. At the same time, 13 COVID patients recovered from the dreaded disease on Thursday. As many as 19 of the 49 new cases are from the locality of Mangor Hill, the containment zone in Vasco, while nine …

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Goa’s doctors battle stress and stigma

NT NETWORK Margao Doctors belonging to the Indian Medical Association (Goa chapter) on Thursday highlighted problems they have been facing during the ongoing COVID crisis including staff shortage, financial crunch and the stigma associated with the disease. Doctors engaged in general practice, orthopaedics, paediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, surgeons and pathologists rallied together to speak out their grievances. Speaking to media …

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State sees 49 more COVID cases

NT NETWORK Panaji The state witnessed a surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as 49 more people tested positive for the pandemic on Thursday. At the same time, 13 COVID patients recovered from the dreaded disease on Thursday. As many as 19 of the 49 new cases are from the locality of Mangor Hill, the containment zone in Vasco, while nine …

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Cruise liner arrives with 1,450 seafarers

NT NETWORK Vasco The first cruise liner carrying 1,450 Goan seafarers who were stranded in various parts of the world arrived at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) onThursday morning. The vessel – ‘Celebrity Infinity’ arrived at the international cruise berth terminal of MPT at 11.30 am. The vessel was supposed to touch the port by 8.30 am, but was delayed by …

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Concerns raised over flooding along Western Bypass ‘alignment’

NT NETWORK Margao The incessant rain, over the past several days, has resulted in flooding  of the areas along Western Bypass alignment, and that has led to the people raising concerns yet again. In addition to the Khareband area, several rainwater water catchment areas in Benaulim, Mungul and Seraulim have witnessed flooding. Heavy rain lashing the state over the past …

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