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Land issue hampering water projects: Pauskar

Ponda: PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar on Sunday commissioned the 1.6 MLD capacity ground level reservoirs at Bhootkhamb-Querim in Ponda, resolving the tap water issues of Querim and Vere-Vagurme villages. Both these villages relied on tanker water supply for past many years and with commissioning of the reservoir, around 3,500 villagers will receive tap water supply. During the commissioning function, Priol …

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Reginaldo warns against politicising coronavirus

Vasco: Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco on Sunday called upon the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to take all the council of ministers into confidence while delivering decisions on COVID-19 issue in the state. Addressing a press conference in Vasco, Lourenco said that the Chief Minister Sawant has powers to take immediate decisions under the Pandemic Act, but while enforcing decisions, …

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Concern over crowding at shops in Mapusa

Mapusa: With monsoon fast approaching, people are rushing to buy plastic or tarpaulin sheets and as a result crowding is witnessed at shops in Mapusa. Similar scenes are also being witnessed at shops, banks and other places wherein the queue system is followed but without social distancing. Despite increasing COVID cases in the state, norm of social distancing is still …

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CM urges people to take up farming

Sankhali: Stating that time is ripe to show that Goa is not just a place where people can have fun but also an ideal agricultural state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has called upon people to explore agriculture as a business avenue. Sawant was speaking at a special meeting at Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali recently to discuss about promoting agriculture and dairy …

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Decline in crime rate in Salcete taluka

Margao: The crime rate in Salcete taluka, comprising sixty six villages, has declined in last few months due to strict measures taken by police, informed police sources. SP Serafin Dias, when contacted, said that since March 20, 2019, till date, in all, 738 crime cases were reported in Margao sub division of which 647 have been detected. The detection rate …

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Major temples in state will remain closed for now

Ponda/Mapusa: In a joint meeting of the temple committees held on Sunday at Mardol in Ponda taluka, nine major temples in the state have decided not to open the temples for devotees as of now in view of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. Temple committees present at the meeting included Shree Ramnath, Ramnathi; Shree Nagesh, Nagueshi; …

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Don’t panic, DHS appeals to people

Panaji: Stating that coronavirus (COVID-19) is like any other respiratory disease, the directorate of health services (DHS) on Sunday appealed to people not to panic in the wake of a spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the state. “COVID-19 is similar to other viral diseases like H1N1 and flu. Therefore, there is nothing to panic. Don’t fear corona,” director …

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Shiroda locals up in arms over COVID care centre

Ponda: Tension was witnessed in Shiroda on Sunday after hundreds of locals gathered at the primary health centre (PHC) to oppose the state government’s decision to convert the Shiroda PHC into COVID care centre.As the situation turned violent, police had to resort to a light lathi charge. Ten locals including a woman were arrested by the police.As per information available, …

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33 fresh COVID-19 cases detected in Goa

Panaji: With 33 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) detected on Sunday, the state touched the mark of 300 confirmed cases of the dreaded virus.The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the locality of Mangor Hill, which is a containment zone in Vasco, has gone up to 200.Till date, Goa has seen 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 of which 235 …

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