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MEA to reach out to stranded crew members of virus-hit US ship

NT NETWORK Margao Taking cognizance of ‘The Navhind Times’ report about Goan sailors trapped in the coronavirus hit  Grand Princess ship off the coast of California, United States, the state government has stepped in to provide help. Speaking to this daily, NRI commissioner, Narendra Sawaikar said the office of NRI has taken cognizance of the media report and will communicate …

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One more person tests negative for coronavirus

NT NETWORK Panaji One of the three people quarantined on March 7, 2020 as suspected cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has tested negative after his blood and throat swab samples were examined in the laboratory of Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai. The samples of the two others have been rejected by the Mumbai-based laboratory as they had no travel history …

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Sudin slams Godinho for not acting on amended MV Act

NT NETWORK Panaji Senior MGP leader and former transport minister Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Monday slammed Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho for not implementing the amended Motor Vehicle Act in the state. Addressing media persons at the party office in Panaji, Dhavalikar claimed that accidents have been rising in Goa due to non-implementation of the amended act. The deaths of three …

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Two ‘isolation wards’ to be set up at Margao railway station

NT NETWORK Margao  The Konkan Railway Corporation  will  soon set up two ‘isolation wards’ at the Margao railway station, and    if required passengers could be screened for COVID-19, which has been spreading its tentacles throughout the world.  The KRC so far has not adopted any preventive measures at railway stations in Goa to keep off COVID-19. Nearly 30 trains run …

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Five Goan sailors stranded on virus-hit US ship

JOAO SOUSA M | NT Margao Anxiety has struck families of five Goan crewmembers of the coronavirus-hit ‘Grand Princess’ cruise ship, which is set to dock at the port of Oakland, California in United States.  There are nearly 4000 passengers and crewmembers, including five Goans, onboard the cruise ship. There are 21 people, including 19 crewmembers and two passengers of …

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10 pm restriction on today’s Ponda Shigmo parade

NT NETWORK Ponda Dashing the hopes of the Shigmotsav enthusiasts, authorities have stuck to the order that festivities of Ponda Shigmotsav scheduled on Tuesday March 10 will be curtailed by 10 pm sharp owing to the model code of conduct in the state. This decision was taken during the joint meeting of the Ponda Shigmotsav committee, deputy Collector, Ponda police inspector …

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Nanus-Konse residents gherao PWD officials over water woes

NT NETWORK Ponda Peeved over irregular water supply in the village of Nanus-Konse, Usgao villagers staged a morcha to the PWD’s water division office at Daag-Ponda on Monday and cornered the concerned engineers. According to the villagers, despite several requests and complaints about the irregular water supply in Nanus and Konse area of the Usgao village, the PWD’s water supply …

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10 pm restriction on today’s Ponda Shigmo parade

NT NETWORK Ponda Dashing the hopes of the Shigmotsav enthusiasts, authorities have stuck to the order that festivities of Ponda Shigmotsav scheduled on Tuesday March 10 will be curtailed by 10 pm sharp owing to the model code of conduct in the state. This decision was taken during the joint meeting of the Ponda Shigmotsav committee, deputy Collector, Ponda police inspector …

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HC acquits woman of husband’s murder

NT NETWORK Panaji High Court of Bombay at Goa on Monday acquitted an accused, Amita Bhomkar of Bhoma-Ponda in a case related to murder. The prosecution case in brief was that on October 27, 2015, the accused, allegedly assaulted her husband Tatu alias Nilesh Bhomkar with a wooden danda on the first floor of an under-construction building at Marcel market, thereby causing …

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Mapusa fish vendors want civic body staff replaced

NT NETWORK Mapusa Alleging that they are being harassed by municipal staff deputed at the fish market, Mapusa fish vendors called on the chief officer of Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) and demanded removal of the staff deputed at the fish market and sought replacement. Over 50 fish vendors under the aegis of Mapusa fish vendors’ association led by its president …

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