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Pernem teacher arrested for sexually assaulting minor girl

Mapusa: The Pernem police on Monday arrested a science teacher for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl of a Pernem-based school. The police said the girl narrated her ordeal stating that her science teacher sexually assaulted her between 2015 and 2019.  The police said the accused had been threatening the victim, and due to that she was scared to speak …

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COVID-hit Goa battling shortage of senior govt doctors

Panaji: The acute shortage of government doctors, holding the position of health officers and chief medical officers, during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has prompted the government to recommend to the Goa Public Service Commission relaxation in the rules for promotion of medical officers to the post of health officers, and further, health officers to the post of chief medical officers. …

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Khaunte: Goa has lost advantage of lockdown-1 due to CM’s folly

Panaji: Stating that Goa has lost the advantage of lockdown-1 due to the folly of the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, and the nonsensical standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the state, the Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte, on Monday, said that Goa is now in the midst of a community transmission as the Chief Minister and the state government have failed to …

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1,185 contract workers enrolled under PWD labour society

Panaji: The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Monday, said that the decision of the government of eliminating the contract system and enrolling  contract workers under PWD Labour Supply Society will save Rs 7 crore annually. Sawant handed over the enrolment letters to the 1185 contract workers, who are enrolled under PWD Labour Supply Society. These contract workers were working in various …

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COVID positive person still ‘untraceable’

Panaji: While the police are on the lookout for the missing person who had tested positive for coronavirus, they are also exploring the possibilities of whether he has left the state. The person in question is reportedly missing since June 8, after his test result for COVID-19 came positive. The police said that efforts are being made to locate the …

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Churchill says CM has assured to shift patients from Colva Residency

Margao : Benaulim  legislator Churchill Alemao, on  Monday, said  that  the Chief Minister Pramod  Sawant has assured to shift the COVID-related patients from the  Colva  Residency once the Hospicio  Hospital is declared  as  COVID  Hospital. Alemao along with  Colva  sarpanch and panchas met the Chief Minister  urging   him to  shift the  COVID patients from  Colva residency as the area is thickly populated …

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Ninety persons ‘arrive’ in Salcete

Margao: As many as 90 persons ‘entered’ Salcete on Sunday after travelling by railway, road and air. Majority of them travelled via road, crossing the borders at Mollem and Pollem. The available record states that 74 travellers used road transport, while 11 came by train and  5 by air. As per the list forwarded by the office of the  BDO …

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WRD, GSBB to conduct ground-truthing of bunds

Panaji: The Water Resource Department (WRD) and Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) will jointly conduct ground-truthing of bunds using GIS techniques in coastal villages to understand their structural condition and facilitate Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) in demarcating the high tide line. The exercise is set to begin this week, and would involve members of local biodiversity management committees. …

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Aldona, Nachinola VPs withdraw lockdown notice

Mapusa: Aldona and Nachinola village panchayats on Monday withdrew their notice issued on Saturday calling for lockdown in the village after an Aldona man tested positive for COVID-19. Following communication from the Bardez block development office, on Monday the Aldona panchayat withdrew its public notice which had called for total lockdown in the village for a period of three days. …

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