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Inspections of workplaces to enforce lockdown norms

Panaji: The state executive committee has  said that there will be field inspections by ‘incident commanders’  to ensure implementation of lockdown guidelines issued by  the Union  ministry of home affairs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision came at a SEC meeting held on Sunday, which  reviewed the overall situation of the pandemic. Chief Secretary Parimal Rai, who  …

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Railway manufacturing face masks, sanitizers

Vasco: Railway is taking all necessary steps to tackle the threat of Covid-19 pandemic. As people were facing the shortage of face masks and sanitizers in the market, railway is manufacturing them in-house to deal with the crisis. With lockdown in force, the staff other than in essential category, are working from home. Some of the staff have volunteered to …

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Railway staff working for smooth movement of essential commodities

Vasco: The divisional railway manager of South Western Railway (SWR) Hubballi division, Arvind Malkhede has stated that despite ensuing safety parameters by SWR in the critical situation of Covid-19 pandemic, the staff of the railway is working tirelessly for smooth movement of essential commodities across the country. He was speaking to pressmen after inspecting the safety parameters during his visit …

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Social distancing not followed in Curchorem market

Curchorem: The customers were seen in Curchorem market area on Sunday morning without following social distancing. Since the declaration of lockdown till yesterday the people were seen disciplined observing the social distancing, though there was some rush, social distancing was maintain with the interference of the police. Now there is a sudden spurt in the number of fish vendors who …

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IIT-Goa distributes masks to doctors at Mother Care hospital

Margao: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa distributed masks to doctors at Mother Care Margao, Hospital, which will be further distributed to different places by the same doctors. IIT GOA has also distributed masks to sub-district Hospital Ponda and Hospital at Chicalim Vasco at IIT GOA site in presence of Dr Kuvelkar from SDH Ponda and Dr Borkar from Chicalim …

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Coastal police creating awareness among fishing community

Vasco: The coastal police have started creating awareness among the fishermen and fishing community members, those residing in and around the vicinity of fishing jetties and beaches about the novel Corona virus (Covid-19). Speaking to this daily, the superintendent of police coastal security, Dinraj Govekar informed that the coastal police have so far covered all the fishing jetties across the …

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Pernem police come to the rescue of stray cattle, dogs

Mapusa: Besides extending assistance to daily wage workers and stranded tourists in the Pernem taluka, the police in the taluka under the guidance PI Sandesh Chodankar is also providing food to the stray animals in its jurisdiction. With the lockdown in place, things have gone bad not only for the humans but also for the stray animals including cattle and …

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ACB asked to register FIR against Arpora panchayat secy, former acting sarpanch

Panaji: The state Lokayukta justice P K Misra has ordered Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to register FIR against the panchayat secretary and former acting sarpanch of Arpora panchayat for their involvement in the grant of NOC and house numbers for electricity and water connections to the illegal constructions in a paddy field. The anti-corruption ombudsman has also directed the appropriate authority …

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MMC councillors seek details of face masks purchased

Margao: The chairperson of Margao Municipal Council  (MMC)  Pooja Naik, on Monday,   informed  that the  councillors have asked the chief officer to  bring  the face  masks  and sanitizers that  were  procured and reportedly kept at  Sonsoddo site. “Majority of the councillors today  attended the meeting  held with the chief officer Ajit Panchwadkar. Councillors sought details of the  face masks purchased …

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