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Tourism stakeholders grapple with lockdown changes, stare at bleak future

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT Panaji: The tourism industry includes a vast sector of Goa’s economy such as shacks, water sports, fishing, hotels, guest houses, vehicle rentals, airport facilities, taxis/cabs and so on – all of whom were affected drastically. Calangute-based, fashion photographer Jovel Fernandes who owns a guest house said, “Due to the global pandemic, the lockdown had to be …

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4 teachers issued show cause notices

Panaji: The department of education on Tuesday issued show cause notices to four teachers, who were assigned the responsibility of setting English language question paper of the ongoing SSC examination by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Education. The particular paper included a question, which made a derogatory remark about the state administration. The Goa Board is already conducting …

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CM unveils Dabolim grade separator

Panaji: The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has called the Grade Separator as a ‘Dream Project’ of the former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar which will resolve the issue of traffic congestion and regular accidents at the junction. The project was delayed for the last about seven years due to various difficulties. The Chief Minister was speaking to the media after …

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3 flights land at Dabolim with 95 passengers on Day 1

NT NETWORK Vasco Domestic flights resumed after two months at the Dabolim airport on Monday. However, due to lack of response from the passengers, the airport handled only three flights, much less than the expected 15, on Day 1 after the Centre announced restart of the operations. According to airport director Gagan Malik, a total number of 95 passengers arrived …

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50 flyers opt for COVID-19 test

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government on Monday said that out of the total 113 passengers who landed in Goa by three different flights and a transit train, 53 passengers opted for COVID-19 test by paying Rs 2,000 while remaining passengers opted for home quarantine. Health Secretary Nila Mohanan told a press conference in Panaji that out of the 13 …

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Violators won’t be prosecuted: health secy

NT NETWORK Panaji Health Secretary Nila Mohanan on Monday said the government will not prosecute persons if they are found violating the home quarantine norms. However, the violator, along with family, will be placed under institutional quarantine, she said. “There is no booking of people and there is no law under which we are booking them (violators of quarantine norms). …

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Cops warn of stern action against violators of home quarantine

NT NETWORK Panaji Even as many travellers to the state are being ordered on a daily basis to remain home-quarantined, the Goa Police has warned that strict legal action will be initiated against those violating the home quarantine orders. However, police said that as of date, no such cases of violation have been reported to them. With an ease in …

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Calangute, Candolim residents enjoy serene beaches

During the lockdown people on the North Goa coastal belt have experienced a different side of Goa. A few locals shared their thoughts with NT NETWORK Ramandeep Kaur | NT Panaji It has been more than two months since the lockdown was enforced and the entire state like other parts of the country has nearly come to a halt. This …

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Denigrating Goa in SSC English paper: BJP suspects conspiracy

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the pro-Portugal tendencies in the educational sector, especially existing in teachers, are dangerous for the future of young students, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded immediate action against the paper setter, the chief paper setter and others, who had allowed derogatory statements about Goa and state government to be included in the English …

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‘Return of Goans working overseas will trigger massive unemployment’

NT NETWORK Panaji Admitting that the return of the Goans working abroad, including seafarers to their motherland, following Coronavirus pandemic would result in massive unemployment in the state, NRI Commissioner Narendra Sawaikar on Monday said that the state government would take the issue of unemployment as a challenge and in co-ordination with the Centre find solutions such as economic revival …

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