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Govt approaches seafarers’ body for list of stranded sailors

NT NETWORK Margao The state government has contacted the Goa Seamen’s Association of India (GSAI) requesting its assistance in preparing a list of the stranded Goan seafarers on board ships across the globe.  Speaking to media persons, GSAI president Frank Viegas urged the stranded seafarers to provide detailed information of their location. “We received a call from the Chief Minister’s Office …

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Decision on seafarers’ issue in final stage: CM

NT NETWORK Panaji The NRI cell of the home department of Goa government has said that the Director General of Shipping and the Additional Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Shipping, have clarified that there is no restriction for sign on and sign off of Indian seafarers at ports in the country. A press statement issued by Director …

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56 samples test negative for COVID-19

NT NETWORK Panaji Fifty-six samples have tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19), giving relief to the health authorities and people of Goa. Of the 111 samples, 56 tested negative while reports of the remaining 55 samples are awaited.  As per the media bulletin issued by Directorate of Health Services, four persons suspected of having COVID-19 are currently in the isolation ward …

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Co-op credit societies get nod to resume activity

NT NETWORK Panaji Co-operative credit societies in the state will soon be able to open their doors for business during the ongoing lockdown period with the government Friday permitting them to start operations from April 20. The approval to start operations has been granted by the Registrar of Co-operative Societies and it is applicable to all types of co-operative credit …

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Sudin seeks Centre’s help to revive Goa economy

NT NETWORK Panaji Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) MLA Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking central assistance to help Goa overcome from the economic crisis that has arisen due to COVID-19. The former minister told this daily on Friday that he has requested the Prime Minister to take measures to boost agriculture, heritage tourism and strengthen …

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Health survey finds 30,000 persons with respiratory illnesses

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Friday informed that around 30,000 patients have been identified with respiratory illnesses during the community health survey undertaken by the state government.  He told reporters during a press conference that the government has now constituted a committee headed by senior doctor of Goa Medical College and Hospital Dr Jagdish Kakodkar to assess the …

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Industrial estates to resume operations from Monday

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that in a bid to allow economic activity in the state, the government has decided to allow the industrial estates to resume operations from April 20. Sawant also said wearing of face masks in public places will be mandatory in the state from Monday. Addressing media at his official residence, …

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Archdiocese of Goa reaches out to poor, needy during lockdown

NT NETWORK Panaji Having played a key role in society through education, healthcare and social service, the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman under the guidance of Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, has reached out to needy people affected by the lockdown in the State. Caritas Goa had requested the clergy, religious and laity in the archdiocese to extend assistance by delivering aid …

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GMC to release 50% state quota for PG courses

NT NETWORK Panaji Amidst the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown, the Goa Medical College on Friday decided to release the part schedule for 50 per cent state quota counselling cum admission for Post Graduate MD/MS/diploma courses for the academic year 2020-21. “Display of provisional merit list on April 16, 2020 at GMC notice board and GMC website. Last date for compliance …

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UK announces charter flights from Goa on April 20, 22, 24

NT NETWORK Panaji Charter flights have been arranged from Goa to London on April 20, 22 and 24 to bring back stranded British nationals from Goa. Those who wish to register for a flight but haven’t already should visit the India Travel Advice page to do so. The flights are expected to cost between £537 and £591. The British High …

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